Do you remember the old commercial that started, “I wonder about a lot of things, like how balloons can fly. How can they when they don’t have wings? I wonder.” I also sometimes wonder. There are so many things about today’s world that seem strange to me. Like:
wonder how a Federal judge can rule that Florida’s law requiring drug
testing for all state employees is unconstitutional and at the same time
most private employers continue to do this testing. Are the private
companies violating some law or is the judge just overstepping his
authority? I wonder.
wonder how Warren Buffet can be trotted out as an example of the beauty
of tax increases even to the point of naming a tax increase after him
when Buffet himself, along with some of his many companies, is millions
of dollars delinquent in their taxes and fighting it all the way. I
wonder how the Federal Government, while refusing to enforce laws
against illegal entry into this country, files a lawsuit against a state
that is only trying to do that enforcement which the Feds refuse to
take care of. Is there some financial benefit to the government for
their actions? Like receiving contributions to Social Security when
there can be no payout because of the fraud committed by the illegals? I
wonder how our elected representatives, whom we hire to be our voice
and speak for us, suddenly decide they are not our representatives at
all but instead our leaders and in some cases even see themselves as our
daddies. Daddies who come to believe they know what is best for us
without regard to the law. I wonder.
also wonder how any American Jew could be a Democrat. Never has it been
clearer that Democrats are not friends of Israel. Are American Jews
paying attention? I wonder.
I wonder what my hero, Harry Truman, would think of the Democrat party today. Do you think he would be a Democrat now? I wonder.
wonder about National Organization for Women Chairperson, Gloria
Steinem who famously supported Bill Clinton when he was dallying with an
intern. It was an obvious case of workplace sexual exploitation. Her
comment was that powerful men had unusually high sexual needs, which was
the excuse she gave for Clinton’s action. If he had been a Republican
what would she have said? Is this just a phony baloney double standard? I
wonder about prescription drugs being advertised on TV. I wonder about
any Doctor who would take the advice of his patient as to what
medication to prescribe based on the patient’s watching of TV
commercials. I also wonder how anyone would take any of these drugs
after hearing their disclaimers. Oh and how much is the cost of my
prescriptions increased by this silly advertising? I wonder.
of ridiculous advertising, would my auto insurance be cheaper if so
much of the company’s budget wasn’t spent for non-stop TV commercials? I
wonder, after just hearing of a poll which shows 45% of respondents
approve of the job Obama is doing, what exactly about his performance do
they approve of? Is it 8% plus unemployment, tanking real estate
values, unending wars all over the world, or the poorest economic
recovery in history? I wonder.
wonder how a twenty year old could be arrested for a crime only to
learn that he had been arrested and convicted of many, many crimes in
his short life. How could he be walking the streets of our country and
not in prison? I wonder. Is there some financial benefit to the lawyers,
courts, and the judicial system to keep up this flow of crime? I
Is skeptic spelled with a “c” or a “k”? I wonder.
could fill pages with things I wonder about. But this is one thing I
know. If you fill a balloon with hot air it will fly. And it would seem
that hot air is one commodity we have in abundance.
our great country ever return to the paragon of civility and good where
personal responsibility was once the norm? Will we ever again be what
most of us remember? I truly wonder.
Ron Scarbro May 2, 2012
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