Who Died And Left Us In Charge?

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 09:21 AM.

            Will also wrote “When you get into trouble five thousand miles from home you’ve got to have been looking for it.”       

            We’ve heard the “chemical warfare” angle before. How hard has the wind got to blow for those chemicals to reach the United States? And I’m certainly not down playing or making light of a tragic situation brewing in Syria. Again, I’m just thinking out loud. The question that screams out at me here is how come we are so all mighty fired up on saving a handful of lives in a place half way around the world……and we’re not lifting a finger to protect countless thousands of unborn children right here at home.

            I’ve heard of paradoxes, but that one near ’bout takes the cake.  

Here’s two cents more, which group, gang or side in Syria are the good guys anyway? They all look, sound and act just about alike. And please don’t give us the old “lesser of two evils” diatribe. If the group we’re bargaining to help is going to vote against us in the United Nations every chance they get, let’s save our missiles for when it’s a rainy day…..over America!

The United States might have already fired upon Syria by the time you read this. Of course, there’s also a good chance they haven’t. We had to take it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for an approval vote. And we’ve got to wait, I reckon, for a “thumbs up” from the full House and Senate, the vice-president, the secretary of state and the White House butler.

I wish Leon had given me this much warning before he bounced that ax handle off my head. I would have at least ducked! Or worn my football helmet home! Or spent the night with Bobby Brewer! Or hid all my important weapons and articles of mass destruction so he couldn’t bust them up!

I once jumped in between Andrea Hosford and Billy Baumgartner. They just would not quit bickering. They called it love but they’d fuss on the way to school, at lunch, in study hall and during math class. It was about to drive me nuts. I cornered them outside the gym and was setting them straight when both of them jumped on me. Andrea hit me harder than he did! When I was showing off my busted lip and black eye at supper, Daddy just shook his head and laughed as he gave me the ole “nose where it don’t belong” speech.

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