Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Not Merde, It's Shit

First of all, I’m not trying to be Debby Downer, but last Wednesday, I was released from the hospital, diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Scary shit. My appointments with the specialists are next week but I was told at the hospital to watch the sodium. I have to literally rethink my lifestyle. I mean what if what you are eating is killing you? I want to say shit again but maybe I will use the French word “Merde”. No, it might mean the same in France but I need to say shit. I guess I should be Suzy Sunshine and say I am happy to be alive and I am but I like to go out and have a couple of drinks and occasionally have a crazy night out with my friends and now when I go out I’m afraid that everyone visualizes the Grim Reaper standing behind me. Including me.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Just a Little Bit

I’m sure that no one had any idea that their words would inflame the mind of a lunatic. Maybe not so much the words themselves, but an atmosphere of approval of violence against people you disagree with politically has been created. And I know that Democrats have also engaged in such speech and it could have very well been Republicans as victims of a liberal-leaning nutcase. But everybody should realize that there are consequences to that type of talk. Otherwise, this will happen again and no one will be able to tell themselves that they didn’t know this could happen. They will have to live with the knowledge that they were partially to blame for the death of innocent people.

One side of the polical spectrum will disparage the other side to the point that the opposing side is seen as evil. This has to stop, we are all Americans who love their country. We should treat each other with respect, if only for that reason.