Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh Happy Days! Opie and Andy Share Their Wisdom, and Victoria Speaks Her Mind

Note: Between now and election day, (November 4th) my posts are going to be political. I hope you all will keep reading.
Much love, and best wishes,
Victoria

The following video, made by Ron Howard is most enjoyable! Please watch!

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die


We are in the home stretch folks, and even though I really do like to keep things light and fun here on my blog, in all good consciousness I feel that I have to use what little time there is left, before the election, to communicate my feelings. I realize that there are some of you who will disagree with me no matter what, and I hope that we can respectfully agree to disagree, I in no way wish to offend anyone. But truth is I am offended. I am offended with how this country has been run for the last almost 8 years. I am offended that we are eyeball high in debt, continuing to borrow from other countries in order to pay for a war that we had no business getting into. I am offended that our government asks the most selfless and bravest of our country to leave their families and risk their very lives, tour after tour, while neglecting to provided them with their most basic needs of safety, health and well being. Meanwhile, as Rome, (America) burns and Nero, (our government) plays his fiddle, we are all told that our tax money will be going to help bail out the greedy Wall Street gang of crooks, (only of course after an extra 150 billion dollars of pork was added onto the 750 billion bail out plan... and yes, I am ticked at Obama, as much as I support him, as well as McCain and all the rest in the Senate for voting yes on this). I am offended that these financial "experts" merrily continue to live the high life during this most serious of economic crisis that they created, taking lavish spa vacations while patting each other on the back for doing such a great job. I am offended by the lie of "Trickle Down Economics". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you want the economy to do well you need to practice "Trickle Up Economics". In other words, give the tax breaks to those that need it most, so that they have money to put into the economy, which they will, because they need to buy just in order to survive... they don't have the luxury of socking it away in the Cayman Islands! And I am most offended by the lies and fear mongering that this election has spawned, thus igniting the most vile of hate and bigotry. I am shocked and saddened by what is being revealed, and I hope that just like beautiful crops grow from a layer of smelly manure, somehow something beautiful can also grow from all of this crap.

Whew, I feel a bit better now. I needed to say that. I needed to say that because I love my country, and my country is dying. I fear that if we don't try something new, she isn't going to make it. It doesn't make any sense to keep taking the same medicine, if the medicine is making things worse! I believe that there is a cure, but it means letting go of fear and going bravely in a new direction. That is why I am voting for Barack Obama.

19 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

What a great post! The only thing missing is Ralph Malph-he was my favorite! *giggles* I agree with you, change is overdue.

nicolette said...

Great post Victoria!! We sometimes wonder (overhere in The Netherlands) if we are more interested in US politics than American people are.
I so agree your country needs a change in order to be saved!

Cicada Studio said...

Half the battle is admitting we all have a problem- and that each of us has to make an effort- through votes for our leader to deep introspection of ourselves. Every single one of us has a lesson to learn in this. Let's hope we are not placated by a single band-aid (case in point, I've seen people breaking out their gas guzzling Hummers these days now that the price of oil has dropped). Nothing is going to change if we can't start from within.

High Desert Diva said...

Well said Victoria.

I saw the RH ad last week. Too funny.

GrayEyedScorpio said...

I'm with you!

jacquie said...

i filled out my ballot this morning...putting it in the mail this afternoon. i'm excited!

RainbowMom said...

I'm in Canada and we are all watching very closely as well. All I can say is Good Luck! Do what needs to be done. :)

kelly said...

You go, girl! I especially love the line:

"I hope that just like beautiful crops grow from a layer of smelly manure, somehow something beautiful can also grow from all of this crap."

Here's hoping!

Autumn said...

Right on!

Brandon said...

Thats a great post and a cool video clip, I'm going to share w/ my friends.

Your Obama sign on the right of the screen is one of my favories. A Woman in Eugene made it!

Change is on the way!

Alissa said...

8 days to go until CHANGE!! Wonderful post and I couldn't agree with you more. Obama '08!

Carol said...

You go! I'll keep reading!

Hey Harriet said...

You go girl! That was an awesome post Victoria! Brilliant! I think you should be Prez! But as you are not running, I'll have my fingers crossed for Obama to win. I'd even vote if they allowed Aussies to vote in an American election :)

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Janis said...

Well written and I love the video. Everything you said is so true. I think we've arrived at the proverbial crossroads. May God be with us.

Shalana Frisby said...

I am sick to death of politics in general. I really do respect and understand your need to express your own opinion so it is not about that. Personally, I will be utterly thrilled when election day has come and gone, and I don't have to see or hear from either side about anything for at least a little while. Browsing art/craft blogs has kind of been my refuge from that thus far as I like to see what people are up to creatively. I may have to just check back in with you after election day for my own sanity :) You have a super cute banner and blog name by the way.

Victoria said...

Everybody must find their own path, and we should always wish each other well when we pass, even if we are going in opposite directions. I wish you, and every one else much peace and much love. Thanks everyone for your comments.
Victoria

Persimmons Gal said...

Your post made me cry. I am so tired of everything happening right now and of all the negativity and you just said exactly what I wanted to about it all. Thank you.

Victoria said...

You are so sweet, Kim! Thank you!