Okay, I would not normally write about this, but I’m going to. Today my husband and I were in McDonald’s grabbing a quick lunch. Yes, I know, not good, and worse, I’ve been sick and still am sick. They had Fox News up on one of the TV monitors and they were talking about the IRS Scandal.
This guy, with his son comes in, and watches the TV while he orders, then he comes near us to make a comment in passing, “I really hate Fox News. They are so racist. They are always bashing Obama because he’s black.”
Okay, my husband and I had been sitting there watching this for probably 10-15 min. I honestly didn’t see any racist comments made by Fox News or anyone for that matter. What I saw was a scandal and it shouldn’t have occurred.
I think the President was going to be shortly addressing the nation in this scandal. I don’t even get where racism comes into play, really.
If someone voted for Obama because he was black, I really don’t think that is a valid reason. If Obama were a green woman, I also don’t think that is a valid reason because it takes more than the color of one’s skin to a run a country. Heck, I have trouble running my household, so I would hope that people vote more than on someone’s ethnicity or the color or their skin, rather for what they have done and can do for the good of the country.
I have heard that if you didn’t vote for Obama, that you are racist. How is that? I know black people who did not vote for him. Does that make them racist?
The IRS doing what they did, I think is intolerable and some people should be fired. I think that is happening. I don’t totally know the whole story, so I’m not going to get my panties in a ruffle about it. But, all who pay taxes, we should be concerned that if they target people with certain beliefs, even if not yours, how do you know they won’t come after what you believe?
I think I’m about as non-racist as they come. I’m Chinese, married to a Colombian man. Our kids are half Chinese and half black. My former ex-husband is black. My first former ex-husband is white. My first boyfriend was Asian Indian.
Let’s see, I’ve hit Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and North America in my relationships and family. I vote for the person whom I think will do the best job that reflects my own personal views, beliefs and values, as well as look at their track record. I personally think everyone should do similarly, whether they believe what I believe.
On a different note, when my husband, kids and I go to the library, a certain library, there have been for the past several months a petition to remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office. When approached to sign the petition, I respectfully decline. We say that we love and support Sheriff Arpaio.
Yes, he is crass and maybe not that personable compared to other sheriffs. Yes, he does make criminals work and sometimes some embarrassing things like wear pink boxers and live in tents. I guess the thing here is that we feel he upholds the law. I don’t really see anything wrong with that.
I checked on some stats to house a prisoner in AZ and the stats were from 6 yrs ago. It cost about $23K/prisoner. So, in my family of 4, that would be $92K/yr and yet, we live on sooooo much less than that. Yes, we have freedom to go where we want, but….it seems absurd to spend that much.
So, I think a prisoner, though locked up, they get paid, they get healthcare, they get food, they don’t have to pay rent, etc. I’m definitely not saying that going to prison is good, but what, they want prisoners to get free massages in prison, have spa days?
My gosh. I digress.