Twitter Messages

Twitter-esque: Some of My Recent Tweets

twitter-social-icons1 Are you ready? Here are the last dozen or so tweets I’ve Twittered in the past 48 hours listed from newest to oldest.

Why am I doing this? Because there are a lot of people who aren’t interested in doing the whole Twitter thing but might find what I’ve been documenting to be interesting.

At least, that’s what I tell myself. 😉

# HAHA! Do the Twitter dance! http://tinyurl.com/ab9opj
about 1 hour ago from web

# New Post: The Tea Party that Never Really Ends: I’m a passionate person. But I don’t think.. http://tinyurl.com/d9vxn943
minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Crafts, gone horribly awry. I think my mom would like this site: http://www.homemadehilarity… – or not.
about 2 hours ago from web

# Oh my gosh! A 26-year old man trapped in a two-year body. http://tinyurl.com/dkchnw Poor guy. Do you think this is true?
about 2 hours ago from web

# Coming up with 10 blog posts ideas from Problogger: http://tinyurl.com/czmeul I’m definitely trying this.
about 2 hours ago from web

# Put my blog into http://tools.pingdom.com and it takes 6 secs. for my blog to load. It redirects 3 times (?) http://tinyurl.com/ca5a3d
about 3 hours ago from web

# I just put Karen into Google for kicks and my blog showed up on the second page. That’s exciting, scary and humbling all at the same time.
about 3 hours ago from web

# Thinking happy thoughts because it’s too easy to drown in dark thoughts.
about 3 hours ago from web

# Battling some client server issues this morning. Feel helpless, especially when it’s out of my control. Starting the day a little stressed.
about 5 hours ago from web

# Walked and watched the Traveling pants 2 movie. (Too tired to get exact title). Cute, but not as good as first, of course.
about 14 hours ago from web

# Follow @aplusk (Ashton Kutcher) and help him reach 1,000,000 followers before CNN!
about 17 hours ago from web

# Ugh, I’m starting to droop. And I can’t because I need to workout tonight. Must. Find. Energy.
about 19 hours ago from web

# #teaparty slogans: Bankrupting the Future Is Not an Economic Policy & Bigger Government = Smaller Individuals
about 20 hours ago from web

# “Most Bad Government Results From Too Much Government” ~Thomas Jefferson #teaparty
about 20 hours ago from web

# LOVE how mainstream media is choosing to overlook #teaparty points: LESS taxes, STOP spending, LESS govt, right is not ANTI-govt. Sheesh!
about 20 hours ago from web

# TEA = taxed enough already. Please don’t reduce something as important as over spending and govt control into an urban definition. #teaparty
about 22 hours ago from web

# OMG! Melt, melt, MELT my heart. What a sweet photo: http://tinyurl.com/cbfpsq

# Interesting how people who oppose #teaparty are resorting to insults and focusing on anything BUT the over-spending issues. How unusual.9:34 AM Apr 15th from web

# RT: @zachzimmerman News Flash: People who are attending tea parties aren’t necessarily Republicans. We are concerned Americans. #teaparty
9:24 AM Apr 15th from web

# RT @stix1972: Remember the Tea Party is not just about taxes folks. It is about the wanton spending in the government #teaparty
9:17 AM Apr 15th from web

# What a great day for a #teaparty. Pass the responsibility, won’t you? Would you like a little accountability with your scone? Excellent.
7:56 AM Apr 15th from web

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The Tea Party that Never Really Ends

I’m a passionate person.

But I don’t think I’m really that passionate on my blog.

I try to be politically correct and look at a situation from all angles. I have friends (hi friends!) and family (hi family!) who read my blog, so that accountability is always, ALWAYS, in the back of my mind whenever I post something here.

But I have found myself becoming a bit more passionate, a bit more preachy, a bit more opinionated these past several weeks and I’m not sure why.

Well actually, I think I do know why: I’m losing patience with people in general and our imperfect government specifically. I’m frustrated, worried, scared, and angry with the direction our country seems to be headed.

This current administration has just served to be the fuse that has lit my opinionated explosive. I was just as passionate about how things were run with past administrations but the only thing that kept my outbursts under control was the fact that I could agree with some of what was happening.

I haven’t been able to agree with many things since Obama took office.

The fact that the Republican party doesn’t really have a spokesperson through all of this frustration is the core reason the Tea Parties even took place yesterday. People are frustrated. And they (we) feel hopeless. No one person is taking a stand and saying, “Hey there, whoa cowboy. Don’t you think we’re moving too fast? Don’t you think pouring all of this money into the economy is going to make things worse in the long run?”

But no one appears to be doing that. At least, no one Washington is listening to.

I made the mistake of following the hastag #teaparty on Twitter yesterday. There were some really good responses to what was happening around our country, but the majority of responses disappointed me.

The sheer number of people who CHOSE to focus on the wrong things and compare this protest to something disgusting like the whole tea bagging thing (look it up in an urban dictionary if you don’t know what that means) or who resorted to insults simply because they didn’t have an intelligent thing to add to the controversy, was alarming. The fact that so many people simply didn’t get WHY the protests were even happening to begin with was disturbing.

Is our country really that dense? Truly?

For those out there that honestly didn’t know what the issues were behind the Tea Party protest, let me enlighten you.

taxes

Five Reasons behind the Tea Party:

1. We don’t mind paying reasonable taxes, but we don’t believe our wealth should be “spread around” in the manner Congress and the President are proposing.

2. We believed Democrats when they spent the past eight years criticizing President Bush for deficit spending, and we are upset that in just over three months President Obama, along with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, have tripled the deficit.

3. We believe the “Stimulus” bill contained too much pork and not enough stimulus. We believed candidate Obama when he promised to reduce earmarks and reform the earmark process, then were outraged when he signed a bill containing thousands of earmarks.

4. We oppose the current bailout mentality and oppose the bailouts, both past and future. We not only fear the amount of debt funding the bailouts adds to your children and grandchildren, but fear the exercise of control the government is exerting over those it “bails out.”

5. We believe businesses should not be under attack by the United States government, especially during a tough economy and we oppose increased government control of the private sector. We don’t believe the way to promote and encourage strong businesses and entrepreneurial spirit is to attack CEOs for taking bonuses the government had already approved and then tax those who did not return them at 90 percent. We don’t believe the President should be asking for the resignation of the CEO of General Motors or any other American company. We don’t believe the President should be capping the salaries of American executives or of any other American working in the private sector. We don’t believe the President of the United States should be guaranteeing our car warranty.

In essence, the government is driving for more control, which if left unchecked, would result in a socialist country.

And history proves, socialism does not work. It can’t, and won’t work, for our country, either.

The right is not OPPOSED to taxes. (Please read that sentence again). The right is OPPOSED to over-taxing, gross and negligent spending, and too much government control.

The protests are not about Democrats vs. Republicans. The protests were about trying to retain the core values of this country. It was about protesting the new direction and changes that are taking place at alarming speeds. It was about making our voices heard – for this country is about US, not about our GOVERNMENT.

When people resort to insults and try and distract others with inconsequential (and disturbing) issues/jokes, it only proves that there is a percentage of our population that honestly doesn’t understand what is happening around them. So, to compensate for that confusion, they allow their anger and frustration to manifest itself into stupidity.

And I read / witnessed A LOT of stupidity yesterday, from BOTH sides of the Tea party fence.

The bottom line is, we need to find a happy medium, something we can all (somewhat) agree upon. I think our current administration wants to do the right thing, I just think they are trying to control the situation instead of guiding our situation down a more fair, and proven, path.

I have no intentions of turning this blog into a political arena. But I won’t suppress issues I feel strongly about simply because it’s not politically correct or it makes readers uncomfortable.

I can not, and will not, passively sit by and watch our country be turned upside down and left for our children to deal with.

THAT is simply not right, no matter what side of the fence you sit on.

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