A good read if you are still wondering what the OWS thing is all about- http://is.gd/dqFwvu
I watched a panel discuss the Secret Service Scandal, and in many ways Matthew Dowd got it right. He was right when he said that a growing number of Americans are sick of the press, sick of ALL the politicians, sick of corporate greed and their political control and sick of constant the scandals in high places. In nothing we trust... indeed. The REAL meat of this discussion begins at the 3.56 minute mark and is worth watching http://is.gd/Ff8bnd
I had to turn off the TV so I turned to Facebook. There I posted a semi-sarcastic suggestion that we fire TSA, and demand that all flyers carry concealed weapons and vow to defend their flights instead. I figure a plane full of armed Americans should scare most terrorists and be a very viable terrorist/ high-jacker deterrent. That post got me in trouble with at least one person who went off on a diatribe about how that would result in
"A whole plane full of trigger happy yahoos (Zimmermans?) who might feel a need to "act" if their heightened sense of duty, perhaps fueled by alcohol, is piqued. Sitting on a possible perp whose hands are bound with a necktie seems a better alternative to gunfire at 30,000 feet.."
SIGH. My reply shows pretty clearly how sick I am of the press telling everyone what they should believe and think -
Wow, single-handedly hog-tying a terrorist at 30,000 feet with a neck tie... great trick, I'd like to see that! I guess I was not aware that the Zimmerman trial was already over. Personally I am leaving that one to the jury/judge, since I don't trust the press to try it and I am not trusting in very many of the claims made so far by any of the people involved in it enough to actually know something. I question several things about that case, on both sides, it seems prudent to wait for the evidence and verdict to be known vs relying on unverified propaganda. I just know what I know and what I don't know. I personally do NOT know what was in Zimmerman's heart that night, and I DO know that probably the only person that does know what was in his heart at this point in time, is Zimmerman. Yes we do know he followed him when told not to, (and he should not have, but following him was not a crime). Yes, the outcome was tragic. We DO know a press agency edited and released 911 tapes to make Zimmerman look like a racist. We also know Trayvon's father didn't even report him missing until the next day. We do NOT know for sure why Zimmerman pulled the trigger but hopefully the trial will tell us that. I personally refuse to try and convict him outside of a courtroom, it's just not my job and my plate is already full anyway.
My mood was rapidly declining so I went out in 80 degree heat and mowed down my 2 ft tall grass with a push mower. That didn't help one bit, in fact I came in hot and sticky so I showered and self medicated with 3 stuffed mushroom sliders, some brown rice with diced green onions, and I washed it all down with a tall cold vodka and 7up. I felt a lot better then, so I made up the batter for these delightful oat bran muffins and placed it in the frig.... http://is.gd/ZIB17H
We are suppose to be toasty warm again tomorrow, so I'm cleaning the house in the AM and then spending the afternoon at the river, away from family, the TV, my cell phone, Facebook and the internet. It's my last day off for the week and I am gonna soak in the quiet and take part of the day truly off.