Most of the messages I get are either encouraging or hateful. I am happy to receive them both. The encouraging ones, well, they encourage me. While the hateful ones serve to strengthen my resolve and spur me onward.
I love being loved and I somewhat enjoy being hated.
After all, isn't that what Jesus said would happen. Just sayin'...
"The top 25 hedge-fund managers made more than all of the kindergarten teachers in the country. When I say that, I'm not saying that because I dislike hedge fund managers or I think they are evil, I’m saying that you’re paying a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 every year. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use in your family will ever be able to use. There’s a fairness issue involved here and by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could not invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the rubber hits the road. That’s Arthur where the question of compassion and I'm my brother’s keeper comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show. If we can’t ask that much— [ applause ]."
Wow. A bunch of rich, ignorant people gave that load of crap an applause. Truly, we are doomed. *sigh*
"Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace." --Reinhold NiebuhrOkay, people.
Listen, I don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill, but seriously.
In the past two days I have been approached by five different, radically opposite individuals who asked me to research a military operation known as Jade Helm 15.
Given my non-conspiratorial personality, I wasn't immediately intrigued. However, last night as I climbed into bed, I decided to research this strangely named topic of conversation.
And, well, holy moly....