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Pop some popcorn and enjoy the show aka debate – or not

Maybe the debate wasn’t actually much of a show.  Romney spent too much time smirking and changing his story.  Obama spent too much time smirking and looking anywhere but at his opponent or the audience.

I’ll say it flat out, though I know my brothers will disagree with me – and at least one reads my blog – I can’t stand Romney.  I feel like he doesn’t understand what it’s like to struggle.  He doesn’t understand how ‘the other half’ lives.  Ann says that they’ve had to eat pasta, but that’s not the cheapest food out there.  Beans and rice.  Boxes of mac & cheese with hot dogs.  Even Ramen noodles.  Not knowing where you’re going to get the money for your next months’ rent, or your car payment so you can keep your car to get you to work – just to fight to keep your head above water.

But that’s the result of bad choices, and he comes off as if he hasn’t made those types of choices.

That doesn’t mean I’m a democrat.  I haven’t made my decision about Obamacare.  I worry about how badly the nation’s debt is going up.  I’m not sure about some of the policies that have been implemented.  I’ve said it before, both parties are acting like spoiled children – ‘if you don’t do everything I  want, I’m not sharing my toys.’

I’ll go into the Healthier U.S. Schools Challenge another day.  Believe me, I know a lot about the HUSSC, and have some strong opinions on it.  Needless to say, I’ve been packing my daughter’s lunch this year.  Of course, I also can’t see paying $2.50 a day for a meal that she won’t even eat half of between being a picky eater, and eating slowly.  We’re always having to tell her ‘less talking, more eating.’ LOL

When it comes down to it, I’ll vote for the lesser of two evils.  I feel that we need to participate in our government even if we don’t like the results.  I know that my vote will cancel out someone else’s because they don’t agree with my assessment of who is the lesser of two evils, or because they’d prefer to vote along party lines.

As for PBS and Big Bird, Nick Jr. does well with having kids shows without commercials.  I know it’s not ideal, and I know that there are worse things we already spend our money on as a nation, but I’d rather the money being used for PBS is used for improving our schools as much as possible.  I know I could have earned so much more with a degree.  I’m still considering going back – once I figure out what I want a degree in.

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