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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

K is for Kinda

The Rogue Speaks:

I am such an idiot!  I spent all evening writing my "L" post and then realized that this is a "K" week!  Sooooo, I am publishing a post that I wrote in January.  I have a lot on my plate this week and next, so you are just going to bear with me, and accept this re-do.  If you have already read it and commented, please do not think that you have to comment again.  I am just taking up space here to CMA until next week's "L" post.  Thanks, blogging pals!!



It's kinda sad that after major incidents that cripple cities and put lives at risk, the
heads of state and local governments think that saying, "I take full responsibility," or "I'm sorry that this happened on my watch," will make everything o.k., at least until
the next time it happens.  In 2010, a major winter storm crippled Atlanta.  It was a complete and total mess!  After the fact, the people in charge apologized, saying that they had learned a great deal during that event, and measures had been put in place so that it would never happen again.  Oh, really????   What happened to all those "measures?"  Did the dog eat their homework?????

It's kinda scary that a politician would threaten to throw someone over a banister a couple of stories down onto a marble floor, and then say, " Sorry!  We'll do lunch soon."  Does lunch make it o.k.? Nooooo, I don't think so.  Frankly, I wouldn't be caught dead having lunch with someone like that!!!  Really!!!!

What is wrong with people these days!!!!!!  They seem to think they can say and do (or NOT do) whatever they want to, and apologizing on national television makes everything o.k.  Well, at least until the next time it happens.  If those politicians were people for whom I had voted to represent me, I can tell you now, they would never get my vote again.  I expect leaders to set a good example, and lately that just hasn't happened.

I'm kinda mad, so rather than risk saying something for which I would have to apologize on national blogland, I suggest that you head on over to Jenny's and read  some nice, friendly posts for Alphabe-Thursday!

21 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Sad. I think the Mayor of Toronto probably trumps all of your politicians for stupidity, though. He also thinks saying sorry ought to erase his behavior.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh there's your kitty! Now that I'm not on my phone I can see Violet! uumm...climbing the tree?!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Whaddaya mean "good example?"What kind of concept is that?!
Apologies only happen after getting caught and does not mean that the person is actually sorry.

Pondside said...

I'm sure you have your issues down south of the border, but I hope you have no one like the mayor of our largest city - Toronto. What a sad situation!

Carol L McKenna said...

Smart lady ~ 'knowing when to stop' ~ great post for K ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

carol xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

Gattina said...

If it can comfort you, it's everywhere the same !

Karen S. said...

Oh great KOOL post, and Judie once again you are way more right on that just kinda, but also KOOL is that you are here again!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Funny how they think they can get away with something by just saying "Sorry" or "I didn't mean it" or "It'll never happen again" ... until it happens again...
Politicians, celebrities, sports figures.... doesn't matter, they all think they can get away with whatever.
Oh, and flying kites on a beach would be awesome!!

Bruce Coltin said...

You're kinda old fashioned. The kinda behavior you expect from others has kinda gone out of style.

Lulu said...

I am continually amazed by how the powers that be think that issuing an apology takes care of everything.

Judie said...

Bruce, thanks for your comment. Yes, I know that I am old-fashioned in my thinking that people should be polite and gracious. I just believe that being mean-spirited does nothing good in this world.

Jenny said...

It kinda ticks me off too...

If they were voted into power, than I think it is their obligation to keep our best interests in mind and put their best foot forward.

Thanks for linking to the letter "K"!

A++

Viki said...

I was wondering about the other post it looked like an L one to me. At least I know I'm not looney, ha!

America you got to love us. There was a time when everyone said all a person had to do was apologize and it would be all right. I think everyone apologizing now is to the extreme and it doesn't mean anything anymore.

Wandering Wren said...

I'm kinda on the same wavelength as you this week and not quite in synch with my Alphabe posts either. But as I'd missed the first time around I'm happy to be here even if your kinda cross :)
Wren x

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

The last two attorney generals of UT were just arrested at the same time and are going to trial in a few months. That means we've had several years of corruption in the department that's supposed to be defending our state. I'm sure that if they are convicted they'll make a public apology but the fact of the matter is that the people who are in charge of the legal processes for the state have been acting in a manner that is against the law. For years... Yeah, it kinda makes me a little mad...

carol l mckenna said...

People and especially politicians 'kinda' like to make 'promises' ~ hope your anger motivated you into action ~ Great post for K!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Pam Beers. said...

This is such a "right on" post. As adults, we should all be setting good, positive, examples for each other. Being gracious, mannerly, and having a loving spirit is what separates us from evil. Thanks, Judy for a wonderful post. You are one classy lady.

Lmkazmierczak said...

A good post to repeat...I suspect every generation has had bad politicians...at least we still have some say in the matter♪

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Jenny said...

Personal responsibility?

Seriously?

What kind of a krazy idea is that anyway?

ha!

Thanks for linking to the letter K.

A+

Annesphamily said...

I am kinda upset that hard working tax payers pick up the tab for worthless, useless criminals we are surrounded by in the world!