Saturday, June 2, 2007

open forum 2

I thought this turned out well last month- so here we go for round 2.

There have been times when visiting other blogs that I wanted to ask the blog owner a question off topic, but never really knew how to proceed. I didn't want to be rude and bust into a comment-conversation.

So- This post is the opportunity for any of my readers to broach a subject, ask a personal question, bring up a topic, whatever is on your mind...

The ball is in your court.


janice said...

I see you're supporting Ron Paul on your blog. Do you lean liberal, conservative or are you a constitutionalist? An interview with Paul indicated he was a complete constitutionalist.

I also heard what sounded like socialist rhetoric coming from Hillary about "we're all in it together society" and getting rid of the "ownership society" we have now. I work hard, as do most of us, to take "ownership" of those things.
I just don't see anything progressive in going backwards. We're over-taxed as it is and I'm not real big on supporting my neighbor in the name of equality. When the government gets involved in equality they throw liberty out the window.

I was listening to someone on the radio talk about a woman in Texas who, at 20, was having her 3rd set of twins. Neither she or this set of babies father work and the host said this "why do people have things, be it babies or a corvette, that they can't afford and expect society to help pick up the slack?"

Just wanted your take on all of it, have a great day.

janice said...

One quick thing off my previous topic. I clicked on Dani (on your who's who) and your profile came up. Is that supposed to happen or do you have an
alter-ego named Dani?

Fiery Ewok said...

re: Dani- ARGH!!! No I am not secretly Dani.

I disagree with her on almost every single point she stands for and have no idea how my profile got pasted onto hers. I even went through them all and checked recently.

Is it a glitch at blogger or in my own noodle? For sanity's sake I'm hoping blogger.

*sigh* I'll fix it.

Fiery Ewok said...

janice- thanks for another great question. I love it when you come to my blog and pose thought provoking questions.

*hugs* we know each other well enough for cyber hugs? If not, then insert whichever euphemism you feel is appropriate for warm fuzzies. :-D

My personal party offiliation-hmmm I would have to say constitutionalist.

Thank you for the idea for a new post!

Joe said...

This is one of the few places that hard work and smarts will get you things you want. I don't begrudge people with more than I do, they're smarter than I am and/or have made better decisions than I have. Good for them!
I don't like the welfare industry in this country. Welfare should be short term, no more than 2-3 years and that's it. If you can't take care of your kids the state comes and takes them away. This lifetime dole off taxpayers has got to go. I'm tired of supporting lazy people.

BigTex71 said...

Welfare should also have a max payout... say max 2 children. So if you keep having more children, you don't get more money. That is one of the reasons they keep having more kids.... more money!

And I second the short-term idea.

Poodles Rule said...

I also think welfare should help people better themselves, if you aren't willing to get some sort of training or educational help then no welfare. The way it is it is just a hand out not a help up. I also think more people (especially single moms) would be able to work for a living if they could just get help with child care. My husband worked with a single mom (one child only) who had to quit her job because welfare would pay for everything if she quit, but wouldn't help with child care while she was working. THAT MAKES NO SENSE!

I also agree with a child limit, I don't want to keep paying for poor breeding choices!

Fiery Ewok said...

Wouldn't it be great if common sense ruled America?

The ideas you have just suggested here: Joe, Bigtex, and Poodles Rule, for welfare scream of common sense!

They seem logical to me. Why isn't it done that way?

Have any of you run across the statistic that says if we took the entire welfare budget and divided it up we could give $14,000 to every single poor person in America?

I'm not sure on the exact figure, but it was something like that.

Just the welfare budget. WTF are the politicians doing wrong if that figure is even close to accuarate? Oh yeah. Padding their own nest and keeping their everlasting jobs. ARGH! bureaucracy bullshit drives me ewoky!

Rick said...

Ok this is as good place as any for me to give you my positions on your beliefs.And believe me I am not going to "RANT" or rave one way or another.First I totally agree with you on the Homeschooling.Our public schools nowadays are not doing the proper job with our children.The school where my Granddaughter attended 5th grade this year passed her.That was all well and good except for one thing.SHE FAILED EVERY SUBJECT!My daughter is going round and round with the school board now.Done the same thing with my grandson a few years back.Pitiful.
I told you on your other blog that I was in 50% agreement with your positions.Well I supposed you have guessed by now where I stand on Atheists.I am not going to argue my points as you have heard them before.All the talking that I could do will not change your position and vice versa.So we will leave that point be.Thats all I got for now.Will be watching.

Fiery Ewok said...

That is a shame about your granddaughter. The government schools have failed her and that is criminal.

As for my opinions on things, you will find there is more to me then 50% atheism 50% homeschooler. Though the fact that they both color many aspects of my life does hold true.

Rick said...

Im sure there is more to you than meets the eye.I just figured the 2 most important things is what your name says.:)I have seen other things which I may comment on as I get to read them.
I just posted on my blog a bit more detail to what I stated here about the schools.I included a link to your blog.I hope its ok with you.Should have asked before I did.

Fiery Ewok said...

:-) Link away.

After all who doesn't like to receive a shout-out on other blogs.

Especially when they don't say "This blogger is so full of BS I can smell the stink all the way down in Tennessee". And I suppose even if it does....A quote is a quote! :-D