Holy Debate Batman. {also-a BABY!}

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PS-Aren't these skillets cool?  Must put on Christmas list.


So, the debate last night.
Holy Cow.
All I have to say  is  that opening Twitter was my BIGGEST mistake. Seeing what people had to say and the glib comments made is RIDICULOUS and extremely one-sided.  It's disheartening.  Another indication that people don't really desire to solve problems, rather provide sound bytes so they can get re-tweeted.  If someone is legitimately concerned about this election, they should be careful to consider all facts before sharing their opinion.  It's not enough to just say you are lending your support to a candidate, you must know why.  In the same way, I am a strong advocate for people going out and voting but when I have someone tell me they are voting for someone but have zero idea about what they are doing in their Presidency/Campaign/Legislation, it blows my mind.  Debates are a free chance to see your candidate.  If you don't want to watch the fireworks, I get it, but please, do your homework because it matters.  If you are voting for the future president you should know your stance on these issues.  You really should.
You must believe that it WILL make a difference. Because it truly does.

It got me to think. I wonder if people are as nasty in person, as they seem on Twitter?  I hope they aren't.
Thank the Lord I don't have an account, any longer. 

Back to the actual debate and not the online debate, that was being waged. There was so much about it I could write about and there was so much about it that angers me.  But I won't. Yet.

I'll say two things.
Actually, I'll say one thing and ask another.

Firstly.

I hear ALL.THE.TIME. the following {because I do enjoy discussions about government and politics and so I bring it up}: "I don't care about politics" or "I don't pay attention" or "I do something profitable with my time, rather than engaging in politics" or "Politicians can't make a difference" or "I already know who I am voting for so I don't watch the debate" or "What is the Libya situation?  I don't know what you're talking about".  Comments in this vein. Usually said to dodge the topic or steer the conversation away, which I then do.
Sometimes it's so often I wonder if what I am doing {paying attention to government and politics} is a waste of my time.  Like it's a hobby that is not beneficial and taking away from something of substantive value. But then I wise up.

Here's the thing.
I get that everyone reserves the right to not care about politics.  I understand you might not care for the vitriolic attitude, that so many politicians display.  I get that.
I don't like that part either.

But if you have:
A job.
A kid.
A spouse.
A car.
A 401K.
A health issue.
Aging parents.
Social Security.
Aspirations.

If you have any of these: YOU.SHOULD.CARE.
And for those people who have decided their candidate and aren't watching the news or watching the debates...
You need to, because sound bites from Twitter and FaceBook posts are not going to give you the full picture.


Secondly....this is my question.

Do you enjoy hearing about politics here, in this space?  I love discussing it but I also love my current community and don't want to lose you, if I talk about it more often.  Tell me your opinion!  I want to know!


And in much more exciting news.....

ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS IS HAVING A BABY TODAY!
Henri is being born at noon!
Please pray for April, her husband Brian and their sweet baby boy!
I'll update you all soon!

2 comments:

  1. FYI- we own the Illinois pan and it was worth every cent. She gave us the preMartha Stewart price since we has been saving for some time and the prices went up after her appearance. The artist is an awesome lady making handmade American stuff and I LOVE our pan.

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  2. FYI- we own the Illinois pan and it was worth every cent. She gave us the preMartha Stewart price since we has been saving for some time and the prices went up after her appearance. The artist is an awesome lady making handmade American stuff and I LOVE our pan.

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