I’ve been WANTING to write this Editorial for the LONGEST Time, but never did, because there always seemed to be something else happening, that appeared to be MORE Important.
BUT . . . Even though some things appear to be MORE Important, such as what’s happening in Washington DC, or in the White House, or in Europe, Israel and with the Islamists . . . doesn’t mean that the LITTLE THINGS should be ignored, BECAUSE what you’re about to read is so AGGRAVATING TO ME, that it dawned on me, perhaps this forthcoming Editorial REALLY should be written, because there’s very little we can do about the really BIG Picture, but there is much we can do about the following . . .
1 – I’m SICK & TIRED of the Regurgitation of News on all the Networks INCLUDING FOX News, as if it’s Breaking News, when it’s already been aired many Dozens of Times. Breaking News, News Alert, ETC . . . My Ass.
2 – The way the Media GINS-UP Small Stories to make them BIG Stories is Nothing more than Ratings Propaganda, which in other words, makes a Media Con Job Real.
AND NOW THAT I’M DONE WITH THE MEDIA . . . SORT OF:
3 – I’m Sick and Tired of the Never Ending Trump Drama, much of it caused by Trump Himself, and much of it based on a developing Question of What The Hell Does Trump Stand For Anyway?
Please Don’t Start With This Give Trump A Chance Stuff, ‘Cause That Bothers Me Too.
4 – No one Elected Trump’s UBER LEFTIST Daughter (Ivanka) and/or his UBER LEFTIST Son-In-Law Jared to Head Anything.
5 – I’m also REALLY Disappointed with the RINOS’ War on the Freedom Caucus, supported by Trump, because the Freedom Caucus is Standing For The Principles that got them Elected by People who wanted them to do just what they’re doing.
ENOUGH WITH TRUMP & ONTO THE STUFF THAT TOUCHES US MOST DIRECTLY:
Anne, Stryker, April the Cat and I are on the Road an awful lot, driving under all manner of conditions . . . and not only does this STUFF Bother me Enormously, but it is Criminal and Deadly . . .
IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE US WHO AND WHAT WE ARE:
6 – Anyone Texting while Driving should be FINED the Cost of the Vehicle they’re Driving, and then SUSPENDED from Driving again for ONE FULL YEAR, with no exceptions.
You can’t imagine how many times Anne and I came Close to being hit by some Jerk Texting While Driving. And you can’t imagine how many times while going bumper-to-bumper in traffic, when some Jerk fails to move ahead because she or he is busy Texting, and when you honk your horn, they JUMP FORWARD like a Shot, slamming on the Breaks, because they stopped too short to the car ahead.
AND THEN THERE’S A GROTESQUE REALITY . . . Anne and I have seen MORE Body Bags and Shattered Cars on Texas Roads, especially on Roads around Greater Austin, than we had ever seen anywhere else in our lives. AND MOST OF THEM ARE CAUSED BY TEXTING on Perfectly Maintained Roads with plenty of visibility, and more than enough time to react to signs, lights, mergers, turns – etc.
7 – How about when You’re Driving and want to merge Right or Left, so you put your Indicator On, only to have a Jerk STEP ON THE GAS, to make sure you don’t get in front of him or her?
Or you need to get over one Lane in Slow Moving Traffic, and People will just about touch bumpers with the person ahead, just in case, GOD FORBID, you might cost him or her a FEW SECONDS of their valuable time by getting a car-length ahead.
8 – And then there’s the SCHMUCK who feels that it is his or her GOD-GIVEN RIGHT, to be driving in the Passing Lane at the EXACT POSTED Speed Limit, or Far too Often LESS than the Speed Limit, and will NOT MOVE OVER to let anyone Pass.
After Screaming and Cursing like a Longshoreman, Anne always looks at me and asks; “You know they can’t hear you, don’t you?” And I always answer, “Yes I do, but it’s better to yell and curse, than have a Heart Attack By Being REALLY Pissed-Off Inside.”
9 – Austin is a HUGE and Growing Texas City, which is being INVADED by Californians and others from LEFTIST States and Cities, who are rushing to leave the States and Cities they’ve SCREWED-UP, to Screw-Up Austin . . . and with them, they’re bringing their Bad Manners and Major Inconsiderations.
IT’S NOT JUST HAPPENING IN AUSTIN . . . BUT AUSTIN’S OUR WINTER HOME:
10 – I Hate it when people do NOT return their Shopping Wagons to the designated Return Area, as if they’re simply too good to walk the extra few yards to do the right thing. Instead, they leave their Cart in a Parking Spot or Between Cars.
11 – I want to slap some people inside the head, who have Several-Dozen items in his or her Shopping Cart, but check-out in the 8-OR LESS LINE anyway, and look around as if No One’s Noticed.
12 – And when I see people Parking in Handicapped Areas, even with the Handicapped Sticker, who nonetheless get out of the car as Spry as can be, who most probably have the Sticker because some person in his or her Family might actually be Handicapped, who won’t let a perfectly good Sticker go to waste . . . My Blood Boils.
I’ve seen a Woman Park Right in the LAST Handicapped Parking Spot, get out of her car Wearing her Tennis Outfit, and literally Jog to where she was going.
I CAN GO ON UNTIL THE COWS COME HOME . . . BUT I’M SURE YOU GET THE GIST:
Our Entire Society is SCREWED-UP at the Top, because we are SCREWED-UP at the Bottom. We’ve forgotten how to be Polite, Courteous and Responsible. We seem to have FORGOTTEN that we are not alone in this World, and NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT to abuse the Rights, Serenity, and Safety of Others.
And if we can’t behave like CIVIL HUMAN BEINGS in our Everyday Pursuits, what gives us the RIGHT to expect ANYTHING BETTER from our Children, Politicians and Bureaucrats?
PS – When I See Something . . . I Say Something!
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov.