THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Saturday, January 4, 2014
A cranky opinion on
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
following is the opinion of a cranky old man. Opposing views are
welcome…they are wrong but still welcome and please no name calling; that means
you, you big stupid head!
I have heard
it said that opinions are like ass-holes, everybody has one.Well every Saturday I have an opinion along
with my…you know.Many of my opinions
are a bit tongue in cheek, some change from week to week.Some opinions get lots of comments, some get
almost none.Most people are respectful,
some get a little exercised, and sometimes my point is completely missed
A few of my
opinions resulted in name calling even though I specifically state before each
opinion post, no name calling.Most
comments I am happy to say are completely respectful.
I wish this
were true in our everyday life.Outside
of my posts, it seems to me that most people are not respectful of other
people’s opinions.All over the
internet, in newspapers and on the TV news, most opinions are followed by name
calling and doomsday predictions.
News goose stepping conservative radical!”
draconian measures, clearly racially motivated and mean spirited.”
bleeding heart left wing fool trying to solve a problem by throwing money at
opinions which are totally politically motivated; most are based on genuine
convictions and beliefs.My wish for the
New Year is for more considerate and respectful debates in our country.Most political opinions are neither right nor
wrong; there is only a matter of degrees.
Raise or lower taxes?
99% tax on
income is probably a little high…one half of one percent of income is probably
too low.The effect of taxes is a matter
of degrees.Taxes should be set at a
rate which maximizes revenues without hurting the economy or putting an unfair
burden on any group or individual. What
is that rate?
registration and validation, yes or no?
should assure that every voter is a legal voter, without discouraging or unduly
inconveniencing any group or individual.What measures are effective?What
measures are fair?
good or bad?
should have the right to be reasonably sure that owners of guns are sane and
responsible.Weapons should be for
recreation, hunting or protection.Does
anyone really want unlimited gun ownership by anyone, anytime anywhere?Toddlers? Mental patients? In the movie
theater, the court room, school?Machine
guns, bazookas, hand-grenades? The real argument over gun control should be the
degree of control.
many opinions will never be completely settled in this land, but they can be
discussed respectfully, the other guy is not always wrong; he may have a
legitimate point if we listen.There
needs to be compromise among reasonable people.
It is one
thing to disagree with an opinion, it is another to insult and demean the
person. As Dr. Phil often says, “no
matter how thin you make a pancake there are always two sides”…well Dr. Phil is
a complete idiot, so... never mind.
The preceding opinion was from a
cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.