About me…hmm. I hate writing these because it seems like such a narcissistic thing to do.
I am a life-long Republican, yet not exactly the dictionary definition of a Conservative by any means. However, I am seriously considering ending my 30 year affiliation with the Republican party and becoming a registered Libertarian. I like what they stand for.
I was a tattoo artist for many years, but retired after I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I now have more reasons to laugh at myself than I did before 🙂 “Hire the Handicapped…I’m fun to watch”
I have a voice, and the right to use it (at least, for the time being). Agree or disagree, you have the same right. I feel that if you don’t listen to opposing viewpoints and close yourself in with only like-minded people, you are never going to have an educated discussion with anyone.
I have only a High School education. I chose not to go to college and instead attended the University that is Life. I believe “horse sense” will get you farther than “book sense” (unless your ultimate goal is to do nothing but solve the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle in record time).
I cry when the Star Spangled Banner is played at the beginning of a NASCAR race, when one of our brave military men or women lose their life protecting me, when I see Veterans marching in a parade and at videos of troops being reunited with their families after serving overseas. They are not tears of sadness, but those of overwhelming pride in my country.
My sadness comes when I realize the beautiful nation in which I was born is at risk of being consumed by Socialism. My sadness comes when I realize the Constitution has been pushed by the wayside. And, I wonder, does anyone else feel the same way?
Since I first wrote this, some things have changed. Not much, but enough.
Officially a Libertarian now. Just got so tired of the D & R bullshit. Finally broke down and decided to go to college. So, that ought to make those who had negative comments about my personal decision not to go to college when I was younger a little less apoplectic.
It is still my belief that, should the situation present itself, an abundance of horse sense will save your ass before the book sense gets a chance to kick in.
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education. ~ Mark Twain
We moved from a cattle ranch on the plains to 9,000 ft above sea level in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Best decision we ever made. I am allowed to be a cranky old hermit now 🙂 I take advantage of that luxury every chance I get. We have three rescued puppy kids (two heelers and our old, deaf jerk russell terrorist) and a rescued kitty kid (a black, long-haired Hemingway cat). We lost Little Dog to cancer two years ago and I will forever have a place in my heart that belongs only to her.
All of my short stories (more to come, I hope) have been moved to my second blog – The Things I Thinks. If you are at all interested, look on my blogroll and you will find the link.
I distrust the government now more than ever before. Nostradamus was a hack compared to George Orwell. I wonder what he would think of our country were he alive today.
To quote one of my favorite commentators, Sean Hannity, “Let not your heart be troubled.” I am still a bitch…that will never change.