Roll With It

I get angry at the things that I see on the news, because people are so far apart on important issues and I have my doubts that this country will ever be united again.  I often wonder why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn’t punish Republicans when they are clearly out of line, but I guess it makes perfect sense since all he does is suck up to Trump.  He will never reign anyone in that is in his party and that will give him a party-line vote, which sets a bad example for everyone.  McCarthy has avoided censuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and he has isolated and ostracized Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is under federal investigation for sex trafficking allegations, and supposedly he is “innocent until proven guilty”, but he won’t get punished till charges are filed.  Far-right politician Rep. Paul Gosar from AZ posted a photoshopped animated video of himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword and brandishing weapons at President Biden, like WTF is going on there.

This is what our world has become and it is not going to change anytime soon, that is unless Trump gets reelected and then it will surely change for the worse.  I can blog about stuff, but I am too lazy to do more, so some of the fault lies with me.  My family is all Republicans, so it is hard for me to talk to them about anything and living in Florida with all of the Republicans is just awful.  I enjoy knowing what is going on in the world, but I take it in stride and try to not let it upset me.  Most of the bad news rolls off of me like water on a duck’s back.  You have to take the bad with the good and learn to celebrate your wins and not get too upset about any of your losses.  Listening to music is always a good way to calm down, but I usually vent by writing and Paula’s Monday Peeve is always a good place for that.

Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #54, where she asks, “What do you do when you get angry?  What do you do to calm down?”

10 thoughts on “Roll With It

  1. I believe just knowing about and understanding a situation goes along way in doing something about it. Sharing knowledge through a web site is a good way to contribute to the general good. Having said that, I admit that it is impossible to reach some people, no matter how much I try to have meaningful exchanges of views. Those who believe that trump is the savior reincarnated will never change their minds, no matter how many facts they are faced with.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Jim. Politicians and dirty politics annoy me so much that I stay away from the news totally. Ranting on the blog is a good option and listening to music is a wonderful way to forget anger.

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    1. This was a wonderful question Sadje and it made me think a lot which I like. Years ago, I was a fighter and I held grudges, but I learned that it is better to let things go, so now I am a lover, not a fighter.

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