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Why can’t we all just get along?

October 3, 2010 by Vicki

Y’know, I get tired of being angry and ranting here. But I have to let off steam somewhere or I’ll blow a gasket. So you, my adoring public, get to be the recipients of my, um, *cough* Words of Wisdom *cough*. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I caught about half an hour yesterday of the so-called “One Nation Rally”. It was sponsored by some 400 groups, including the AFL-CIO and the Communist Party. I have nothing against unions, per se. My dad used to be a Teamster. I respect most union members. But union leaders? Not so much. As for the Communist Party? ๐Ÿ™„ Please. Dream on, comrades, it ain’t gonna happen.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t watch any longer than I did because I could feel my blood pressure spiking. The speakers had a lot of nerve calling the people on the Right racist bigots (there’s that card again!). Pot, meet Kettle. I thought it was especially ironic that Van Jones kept harping on the “hateful rhetoric” from the Right. Would that be just like the hateful rhetoric spewing out of your own mouth there, Mr. Jones? And he was far from alone. I have never heard such racist vitriol in my life!!! If I said some of the things I heard at this rally, my mother would probably wash my mouth out with soap (even at my age!).

The attendance for the “One Nation” rally was considerably smaller than the 8/28 “Restoring Honor” rally. Even the Left-leaning NPR and Associated Press admits this. This group may have been a lot smaller, but they were a lot messier. From pictures I’ve seen that were taken afterwards, it looks as if not a single person there picked up any trash and properly disposed of it. (I’d be in trouble with my mom over that, too, if I’d done it.) Look how they trashed the World War II Memorial:

Honestly, I’d love for us all to get along and work together but name-calling and lying isn’t the way to make me like you any better. Nor does it inspire me to want to work with you. On anything.


  1. Dru says:

    I think I’m lucky not to know of these rallies. I don’t think the powers that be want everyone to get along because then they’ll have nothing to do.

  2. Vicki says:

    Dru, that wouldn’t surprise me in the least! I think there are a lot of unhappy people in the country and they want make everyone just as unhappy as they are. I’d rather we all be happy! Stop me before I start singing Bobby McFerrin’s “Dont Worry, Be Happy”! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Brandy says:

    Ugh! To leave trash and the like around the WWII site is disrespectful. I believe everyone gets an opinion, I just don’t feel that if that opinion is harmful it should be given any media attention. Unions are a very big thing here. I understand the concept behind them, but also know that the leaders are notorious for corruption of their position.

  4. Vicki says:

    Brandy, that’s the problem with unions now. I know people who are in unions and they’re horrified by some of the antics being pulled in the name of “justice”.

  5. Brandy says:

    Oops. Meant Unions AREN’T a a very big thing here. There are some, but they seem to be more harmful than helpful to it’s member. At least for Chris’ company.

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