Monday, January 14, 2008
The Call to Vote
I remember when we were little (you know, as in youngsters) our favorite jokes were the "Little Moron Jokes". They always started out "why did the Little Moron" do what ever it was little morons might do. I'm not sure they'd be politically correct these days, but they were awfully funny back then. You know, why did the little moron throw the clock out the window? He wanted to see time fly. Well, it doesn't seem to take even that visual aid for me anymore. It's now January 14th and we're nearly into the middle of the first month of the New Year. Wasn't it just Christmas? I called to make our Doctor's appointments this morning and Mac wanted to know why, he says he isn't sick, so why does he need to see the doctor? I reminded him he needed his blood work done for the Lipitor he takes plus it's been six months and he just needs to go. He's worse than a five year old when it comes to making excuses as to why he doesn't need to go to the doctor. I think he really believes that old "what I don't know won't kill me" line that even I once held onto. I like to check in with my Doctor so that he can reassure me that my health is on a steady course. I'd hate to get on a downhill sled, racing out of control. It's something that every person in this great Nation should be able to do. They should be able to afford to see their doctor, take their meds and not worry about how they are going to be able to feed and clothe themselves and their families. Especially children and the elderly. I've been listening to all that the candidates who are running for President have to say and it seems that everyone of them has a plan. They always have a plan to fix all our ails, don't they? Funny that when they get elected, the plans never materialize or if they do, they fail to work the way they were intended to. I have always felt that if you have a plan that is going to help keep our Country and Her citizens on an even keel, why wait to be elected to public office? Share it with us, pass it on to those who can implement it and if it works who cares who gets the credit for it? Isn't that what Public Service is all about, helping the public? I'm beginning to think it's more about helping themselves, with the public just an afterthought. Does that mean I won't vote? Absolutely not, when the primaries are held this month I'll be right there, trying to pick the best of the lot, hoping I can figure out who is more interested in helping the country instead of helping themselves. So, I'm paying attention to what everyone is saying and trying to sift the wheat from the chaff. It's down to two. Don't forget to vote!