I was gon rag on Christmas like a lotta folks do around this time of year. You know, talk bout how commercial Christmas done become, starting bout round Thanksgiving.
But I thought bout my age and something the great basketball coach John Wooden, who is 90, said: he said for him at his age, every day he is alive is a good day.
Just to be alive this Christmas 2009 is good for me at my age. I hope that I can say the same bout next Christmas in 2010.
All of you bloggers out there, I hope you had a good Christmas and will have an even better new year.
Just remember that every day you’re alive is a good day.
I only recently, like this morning, read in the New York Times dated December 9, 2009 bout Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas sponsoring a bill to force some kinda playoff system for determining the national champion in college football.
Well, the philosopher of common sense just wants to know what is in it for them congressmen what are sponsoring the bill? I mean congress folks dont do nothing that dont get them reelected. So now they done made it their business to tell the colleges what they better do to determine what two teams play for the championship.
Man, I dont like the way the college champion is determine. I mean that Bowl Championship Series dont do a very good job. Hell, we all know that.
The economy is in bad shape, we still fightin two wars, we needs healthcare and them congress folks busy quarreling over it, and surely need jobs. I wants my representative to solve these messes and not be meddling in something that aint hurting nobody. Let the NCAA and the colleges take care of the football championship mess.
I say tell them congress folks to stop meddling in something that dont concern them and take care of the real problems.
Man, I tell you being Black in America is a hard job, even in the era of the first Black president. The recession done hurt us more than any other Americans. Theys more of us outa work and more done lost they homes cause of the mortgage mess them White folks started.
More racism is accepted on TV and other places what put out the news. We all know President Obama done got goo-gabs of hate mail.
Man, the Congressional Black Caucus wants the President to do something bout the mess we Blacks in. We still gettin the short end of the stick.
The problem is they aint too much the Pres can do. Let’s face Black folks, without the White folks, Obama would not have become president. Now you askin him to make a special effort to give us Black folks some special favors? Get Real. It aint gonna happen. Cause he still got to deal with the White folks. He cant do it.
So, come on, let’s give the Pres a break.
Maybe some of them programs the politicians talkin bout will help us as well as other folks in America.
In my high school civics class, I was taught that we send them senators and representatives to Washington to represent us. Course, they caint always represent our will cause sometimes our will may be against the national interest.
I’m not so sure that they represent us at all, to tell you the truth. If they do, how come they let the corporations who give them money to run they election campaigns write the laws? We all know that the insurance companies and drug companies aint gon lose nothing in the health care bill. Ifn you dont believe me, just take a look at that there prescription bill for us old folks passed a few years back. How come the government dont want us to get them cheaper medicines from Canada? Hell, the same companies make the drugs sold in the U. S. of A that’s sold in Canada, so it aint got nothing to do with safety as some politicians claim.
Money talks when it comes to gettin elected to congress, and the folks with the money is them corporations.
Ifn you dont believe, ask yourself how come the congress caint stop them subsides to farmers who dont need them?
Where is the voice of the people?