Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

four and twenty... what was that again?

It's going to be a long election season in the US with the media pimping anything that happens as the biggest thing ever. I am so sick of it and suspect a lot of Americans feel the same way. I have no candidate I am totally thrilled by although there is one we have donated to, but there are doubts regarding policy positions and how they'd actually work out. I have candidates I cannot stand and unfortunately they seem to be the ones most pushed by the media into our faces night after night if we watch the nightly news-- which is why I don't do that anymore. Ugh.



 Doesn't it all seem a bit like the way the red-wing blackbirds squabble! Except, we can't abandon ship not if we want to see our country make wise choices. Of course, our voting may not get the country going the way we want. At least though we are taking the responsibility seriously of what a democratic nation should mean-- involvement of the citizens in the governing process.

5 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

It is a pretty crazy time in our country and in the world. I don't watch the nightly news anymore either. It ALL seems completely nuts! We are in deep deep trouble, in every way. And I'm not sure there is a way out of the hole we are all in......! It is hard to find a candidate among all of these people....I certainly lean towards one or two, but nobody makes me feel confidant that our country or our world, for that matter, will not just survive, but can and will thrive, and not just be blown to smithereens.....
OY.....We are in trouble.

Ashleigh Burroughs said...

Yes, they are birds squabbling over feed... only the feed is US!
a/b

Linda Kay said...

The good thing is that the remote has an "off" button!

joared said...

Good analogy between the blackbirds and our politicians.

Tara Crowley said...

At least the birds in your photos are pretty to look at!

I thought the Dem debate the other night was quite good. I wish all of them could be this meaty and meaningful. Alas, not in this country. Or, I think, in many others.