First I have to confess that my title is taken from our local newspaper The North County Times, who uses it weekly for one of their editorials.
So here's my rant...!!!
Along with all the hullabaloo in Washington about the National Debt and the budget cuts I kept hearing through the media, who are far from guiltless in this, that there may not be enough money to pay the elderly their social security. RASPBERRY! I don't believe it. There are plenty of places they could cut without depriving the elderly.
Then there was the General -- I'm sorry I don't know who he was but I saw him on the TV NEWS. He was addressing some soldiers in Afghanistan(?) or somewhere and one of the soldiers (was he a plant I wonder?) asked "Sir, will we get paid?" The general put on this wimpy look, spread his hands and said "I don't know!".
Honestly, I could have slapped him! It is absolutely wicked for politicians and others to stoop to fear-mongering among our elderly and our troops and their families in order to bring pressure upon the country. They were deliberately stirring up fear and anxiety among our nation's most vulnerable just to further their own political ends. A big fat raspberry to them and to the media who love the newsworthiness of this kind of blather.
Well now I've got that off my chest I can move ahead with another kind of post.