I woke up this morning with some lovely company to someone walking into my apartment and yelling to see if anyone was home (8am). Oh yay. Needless to say I ignored it and went back to sleep. Getting up and walking downstairs at 10:50am. Only to be informed by my neighbor (talking to Star) that we had a burst water pipe in the radiator in the computer room. Annoyed disbelief sets in. Then I realize I am indeed standing in a puddle.
Many hours later, after cleaning out nearly the entire computer room (which if you have seen our computer room, is no easy task) the plumber finally shows up. Low and behold less then two feet away from where my computer had been running we found the hole. (thank goodness for the oil heater grate on the floor the water had some place to actually go. Down) The kitchen and living rooms are now over run with computer desks, chairs, monitors, cables, towers, and more. Oh yay. And we had just managed to clean those damn rooms just a few days prior. Go home team!
Taking a pile of papers from my computer desk which is now in pieces, I began to sort thru and throw some things out. You would be surprised some of the things I keep. Ok maybe you wouldn’t be. Well I found something that I have decided that I must have been in a bad mood when i wrote. Here it is, undated of course;
Most Americans will never fully understand the political system that is ours. In fact, most politicians will never understand what their jobs actually are. So many of both latch onto several issues and talk about them during their campaign(s). The politicians attempt to guess which issues and stances are most favorable and run with them.
It is not the politicians job to take stances on issues. Their job is to make the tough decisions based on what the people want. At times this could be against what their personal belief are. They are elected to represent the people. Not just the people that elected them, but all the people in their jurisdiction.
No one should care if John Q. Public personally believes int he death penalty. And John Q. Public should vote against it if enough of the public are against it. How can John Q. Public get this information? How many times a month or a year are town meetings or votes held? Is it not civil responsibility to inform those representatives of issues and where you stand on them?
We should not care what the representative believes. We should care whether or not they are capable of performing their jobs. Making decisions that will affect the world. Decisions to go to war. Decisions to protect and serve the most powerful world power. Decisions the consensus want. Once in the office you do a good, bad, or mediocre job. The PEOPLE will let you know…