Don't sometimes when you read the news of things going on in the world today you just feel like going on a news diet. Nah, I take that back a news fast. In the wee-wee hours this morning, I read the news and the article headlines alone were depressing and disturbing.
First I read about a baby that had been missing for a week was found under the babysitters bed in a box. I thought to myself, you can't even trust the babysitter nowadays. That's scary! Kids are just not safe these days. We adults need to practice "It takes A Village To Raise A Child." At least we would have more eyes watching the children and more protection for them. It worked back in the old days. Children were more safer that's for sure.
"She was way back under the bed," he said. "But she was not crying."~~Melissa Nelson-Huffingtonpost~~
"Baker had written a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist's office in August, pleading for help for the baby and claiming her father shook her and both parents did drugs in front of her.Read more at:"~~ Melissa Nelson-Huffingtonpost~~
Okay, then the headlines about the bailout recipients caught my eye. I'm sorry folks but these CEOs aren't exactly making my heart sing with their scheming and conniving ways. Especially, when it is not benefitting the American people. Can we still tar and feather folks and run them out of Dodge? It is time for some audits to take place, tough love, some jail time, a bill to end lobbying period, and to take our money back because these folks are full of dung. While we at it, this administration's economic advisers and treasury folks need to be replaced quick, fast, and in a hurry. Time for some fresh faces and some folks that are not playing the money switcher-roo. Enough is enough!
So, I put aside the news for a couple of hours and come back to finish it off and that's how my heart got broken. I felt like I had been stabbed in the heart. The military people have always been my heroes. Hearing about a mini-mass shooting and murder of one of their own brothers who might be the one to have their back in a war has shaken me up. I didn't want to believe that this could be happening and coming from the very same people that I adored and thought the world of. Not those men who sacrifice their lives and family to protect and serve us. This couldn't be happening. I've come to expect hearing something like that happening here in civilian life because shooting and death is no stranger to us who live a civilian life. I have family in military as well and I am praying that none of mine were at Fort Hood and one of the victims as well as those who have lost their lives and their families.
Maybe, it's time for America and Americans to re-examine themselves. Like in the story of Joshua when they said it's time to search the camp. Well, maybe, it's time for us to search the camp and find out what we're lacking or what we're not doing right or what it is we've done that we need to ask for forgiveness for. One thing is for sure, we as Americans cannot keep on going down this same old road we're traveling in the same worn out clothes. It's time for change!