The Rogue Speaks:
I know what you're thinking! Our homework for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday is supposed to be "PG." Would you believe me if I told you that WTF stands for What The Fudge? Hmmm-no, I didn't think so. In any case, I have TWO of Jenny's hand painted (No stencils!) signs. AND I'm planning to get more to give as gifts!! This was just a brilliant idea on her part! I hope she sells a gazillion of them! The other sign I have says, "It is what it is," which is another one of my favorite sayings.
I am sick, sick, sick of this contentious race for the presidency, and I'm not the only one. Most of us will be so glad for it to be over and done with for another four years! I am trying to just shut my mind off to politics for the next two weeks, but a couple of things in the last several days just keep popping back up on a regular basis. One of those things is education. I firmly believe that it isn't enough to concentrate on one skill and one skill only. To be a well-rounded and knowledgeable individual, one must have a reasonable understanding of all the courses we learned in school, whether or not we actually use them. Who knows? Some day we may actually NEED that knowledge!
If anyone has ever watched Jay Leno's segment called "Jay Walking," you know what I mean. In this segment, Jay interviews people from all walks of life about things we should have learned in school. Most of the people are blatantly ignorant about history and geography and current events. I don't want to cut these people some slack. I think that as citizens, we have a responsibility, especially in today's world, to know, for example, that Syria is not Iran's path to the sea, as one presidential candidate stated. The fact is that Iran has its OWN sea--the Persian Gulf, for Pete's sake! And Syria? Well, Syria is on the OTHER side of Iraq from Iran, and lies on the Mediterranean. Not knowing your geography, when running for president of the United States, is outrageously preposterous and scary! We just can't have the leaders of other countries thinking that our president is stupid, now can we???? When I heard that statement come out of the mouth of a candidate, I briefly glanced at the sign that Jenny made and thought, "WTF!!!"
I am not particularly interested in the Military Channel on t.v. Rod watches it, though, and I play Scrabble. Even though I don't watch it, I know that we no longer fight battles at sea, so we have no need for all those battleships that were floating around back in 1917. Now we have aircraft carriers and nuclear subs. The army has no need for horses, or swords (except for ceremonies with full-dress uniforms) or those long bayonets attached to outdated rifles. We now have "new age" weapons. Too bad one candidate isn't aware of those changes. Once again, I glanced at my Jenny sign.
In a couple of weeks, it will all be over, and then we can look forward to seeing Christmas decorations in all the stores--yes, before Thanksgiving! I'm hoping that all the candidates will start removing their political signs before they become even more of a blight on the landscape. We can sit back on election night and watch the count. Rod will be in his chair with a dog on either side, and I will be stretched out on the sofa with a glass of wine and Violet by my side. When the last vote is counted, I will glance up at my OTHER Jenny sign, sigh, and say to myself, "it is what it is."