This has been a very tough year for us... here locally and around the country.
Many are discouraged. Many are overworked and overtaxed to support those who are neither.
We have not been blessed with a responsive, flexible government. We've been hosed by a GOP that simply does not get it, and who turned on us in this past lame duck session.
Our future as a nation continues to grow darker by the minute. There does not appear to me to be any light at the end of the tunnel that isn't attached to a train.
We are utterly clueless in both domestic and foreign policy. We have an Administration that uses the blood of our sons and daughters overseas as political pawns while the rest of the world neither fears... nor respects us.
But we must persevere.
We must press on. no matter how discouraged we get, no matter how biased media has become, particularly locally; no matter how deaf those we've foolishly elected are to those they would govern, we must continue the struggle to return to what we once were.
It will be a difficult fight. We will have a hard time either educating, or voting out of office, those we've elected if they will not do the will of the people.
Our economy continues to suffer while they raise our taxes. Jobs are hard to come by, and the government sector prospers FAR out of proportion to the private sector that they allegedly work for. Government employees are allowed to get away with fiscal murder while the GOP at both the federal and local levels (How much are county employees paying for health care again?) stand by and either let them do it, or actively help them do it as our own GOP-controlled county commission has most recently done.
And folks, there is no reason to vote for fake democrats when we actually have the real thing.
But press on we must.
Today, we celebrate the birth of Christ. Tonight, say a little prayer for all of those harmed by the idiocy of government at all levels. Spend some time thinking about our brave men and women who are putting their lives on the line for increasingly questionable and incompetent leadership acting for increasingly questionable and incompetent reasons. Give to charity if you can afford it; help those who need help if you have the means.
Believe that ultimately, this too shall pass. We must believe that inevitably, our current nightmare of a government will be the footnote that the Carter Administration has become, a punchline to a very bad joke. In time, Obama will become the floor from which we spring, and not the horror story that many of us knew, and he himself has confirmed, that his Administration has become..
God bless you all.