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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

I am far from a paragon of sanity; I will be the first to admit that I have a craziness gene floating around somewhere, but as I stand back and assess the state of things today, I am fully convinced that I look more normal every day. The fact is that there are enough crazies out there masquerading as "normals" that it's scary. some examples:
Our neighborhood has a Facebook page, and one would swear that only crazy people inhabit it: there is name-calling, "don't-you-write-about-my-wife-that-way" posts, a veritable week's worth of retorts advertising the theft of a valued lawn ornament to which some replied with sarcasm; in addition, this neighborhood has preppers as well as believers in Wisconsin's "castle" law that allows homeowners to shoot to kill if they feel threatened. The teenage girl that was ringing doorbells late tat night his week and got flattened by a homeowner is lucky to be alive. Of course, should anyone dare to shoot off fireworks on a day NOT the 4th of July, another round of "call the police...we're under siege" posts. Last night about 10 p.m. the sky erupted for almost 20 minutes...oh, but it was Packers' Family Night so nobody was offended (or dogs frightened or kids awakened). People DO have issues, but when everyone else piles on, it makes them all look a bit nuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill eliminating the Affordable Health Care Act...for the 40th time! It has no chance of getting through Congress, but they keep on wasting valuable time to convince their constituents that they are on the job. Really? We have no other issues?
McDonald's recently published a guide to surviving for a month on the wages of the typical fast-food worker...provided that worker is working two jobs and has no medical bills, car payment of more than $150 (really? Imagine the mechanic's bills on a car worth $150/month!) and the gas it takes to get to and from work. One report I read indicated that doubling the average McDonald's worker's salary would increase the cost of a Big Mac by $.50. Amazing
Major League Baseball is suspending players for PED use. Good; a team and a player fighting over some 60 million dollars? sad...since
The missionary who spoke in our church this weekend noted that $30 would feed, clothe, house, and educate a person in the Philipines for a month. That's crazy.
Meanwhile...around the world, the U.S. is closing embassies left and right to avoid hostile action from those avowing hate of this country. Of course, the idea of keeping our people safe is not crazy...nor is the idea of people fighting for their own country, but when non-combatants get killed in the name of "freedom" or "religion," I think that's crazy.
I have to go lie down now with a cold compress. The craziness is getting to me.


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