Day: June 1, 2012
My Reading Speed
I took a reading test and here are my results.
I could read War and Peace in 22 hours and 55 minutes given my reading speed.
That’s something I haven’t done in quite some time – read. I get home from work so mentally exhausted that THE LAST thing I want to do is tax my brain any more than I have to.
But I miss it. I really miss it.
What Conservatives Believe – Part Seven
7. American Exceptionalism – successful with our military, economy, science and culture. There is NO other country in the world like America and that’s something to BE PROUD OF.
I know what you’re thinking, “Geez Karen, what an arrogant attitude.”
I’m NOT saying Americans are better than other people in the world. What I AM saying is that we’re exceptional in the fact that we have grown, evolved and become a force to be reckoned with because we, as a people, refused to lay down and whimper in fear to our “masters.” We have stood up, as a country, and become strong, innovative, wealthy and successful because of our willingness to be strong and take it in the chin. America does not follow others, we prefer to lead by example.
We are not willing to follow one leader, we want to be a COUNTRY of leaders. We are exceptional in our acts and we strive to provide opportunities to anyone who is willing to take a chance, to stand up and be strong, to withstand criticism and rejection, at every turn, and MAKE ourselves independent of power-hungry demigods.
THAT’S what makes America exceptional.
Don’t want to take responsibility for your life? Don’t want to make your own decisions? Don’t want to work hard to support yourself?
Move to France. I hear they just elected a socialist president. I’m sure you’ll fit right in.
This Week’s Earworm
(Click the blue arrow to play)
Part of Me by Katy Perry
This song makes me feel STRONG.
I AM WHO I AM. *snap*
(Music – it’s good for the soul. Get up and dance it out – you’ll feel better. :D)