Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cheating Politicians

"I cheated. It happened . Let's move on"--John McCain

What does Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy all have in common?? You guessed it, they are all cheating politicians. The list is huge and goes on and on. I am sure there are a lot more that we don't know about. 

Why do we hate cheating politicians? Is it because we expect them to live up to some sort of moral standard? Do we feel like we have been betrayed? Did the politician betray us? My question to you is, Does it matter to you if a politician has cheated on their spouse??

A recent poll conducted says that 61% do care if a political candidate cheats and 39% can shrug it off. I usually will not get into any political debates what-so-ever because I believe I have no business doing so because I don't know enough about it. But when it comes to belittling a politician or political candidate for cheating I think I can say a few words on it. 
I guess I will be a black sheep and say I am part of the 39%. I do realize that political candidates or a person in office is supposed to be a great example and blah blah blah...Well the truth is, any politician is full of crap! and they cheat us in one way or another so why should it matter if it's committing adultery, Lieing, embezzling money, tax evasion or just not fulfilling the campaign promises? I really think the reason we like to hang our candidates or the person in office out to dry when it comes to adultery is for the simple reason everyone hates a cheating man. We can not call out all the men in the world or women who do this act but we can someone who is trying to make something of him/herself. (Are there any women cheating politicians or candidates??) Boy does the media attack and keep going. One of the biggest reasons I have heard is "If they cant stay true to their marriage vows how can they stay true to their oaths of office." Marriage vows and their oaths are two different and umcomparable items. I don't think that your campaign promises could give you problems in the bedroom. I also doubt that promising to lower taxes is comparable to your wife nagging non stop at you. 

When I hear of a cheating political candidate or a representative, I don't think they are the scum of the earth, I think they are human!! They have faults and they will crack under pressure. People really should lay off, especially the media and stop destroying their lives. Then again, of course they knew what they got themselves into when they put themselves in the public eye. One of the most beloved Presidents of our time has been accused of committing adultery but yet I do not read or hear anything bad about him. People still love him. This is back when it was not made so much public as it is now. By the way I am referring to John F. Kennedy and his proclaimed affair with Marilyn Monroe. 
Politician's deserve their privacy just as well as the rest of us and I myself really don't care about their problems or non problems in the bedroom!!! If President Clinton wanted to get a little action in the oval office, then what business is it of ours?? How about digging up some dirt on those women who participated? Yeah that is because people don't care about them. It all makes no sense to me on why it is such a big deal. You know, in fact if they are  being satisfied by some other woman other than their nagging or crazy or non putting out wife, then so be it! They may run our country better if they are getting some! 

Even the movies have it right--"Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open. " From--The Hunt for Red October

Thursday, December 1, 2011

LGBT, Support or Not?

"Let me live my life as I want for at it's end it is I who must die"- Tigress Luv

Have you ever sat back and wondered if you are really against or supportive of LGBT rights ?(Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) and why? Are your reasoning's just an opinion you have formed because of how you were raised? Have you taken the time out of your life to actually get to know one of these people who are put into this category? These are a few questions that I believe are important to ask yourself before you are so quick to judge. 

I will admit I was one that judged others just because of where I had been raised. You call that social influence? I was not exposed to much of any types of diversity what so ever as well as I had not been exposed to many religious views. All my opinions were based on my upbringing and my social surroundings. Over the years I realized, boy was I dumb! I guess my eyes started to open as you can say when I moved out of the small town in Arkansas where I was born and raised. I made a journey to Denver Colorado. The first place I was really exposed to diversity was in a night club, yes a night club called the Church. It was full of many different people. I actually loved being surrounded by diverse personalities, but yet I still had that voice in the back of my head telling me that this was all wrong. 

My next journey has led me to Fayetteville, Arkansas where I have been lucky enough to meet two of the most beautiful lesbian couples I know. They love each other with everything they have and are very supportive of each other. By getting to know this couple it has opened my eyes even more. They are human, they love, they feel and they deserve to be able to be with each other without being bullied or hated. Thanks to these two beautiful women my opinion started changing completely.  

 More recently I have also learned of someone I had went to school with for years and never knew his secret. He is a woman trapped in a mans body. His story touched my heart and made me feel deeply sorry for him. Especially since I know where he lives and probably understand the ridicule he endured. I will be posting the video below for anyone who wishes to watch (which I recommend). The ending is not exactly what has happened. Josh ended up not giving up Brooke but has decided to keep on with her journey. I am very glad to know this and you will understand once you watch the video. This story has also opened up my views to whole other understanding of what I believe is right. 

So who are we as people to judge others and how they feel? We have no right. Only God has a right to judge us and that will happen in the end. Why should we worry so much about what others do? Why not just worry about our own life's. If two women, two men love each other let them love each other as they let a man and a woman love each other. I support LGBT rights to the fullest now that I have taken the time to "educate" myself. (Not sure on that as the proper word.) I am thankful to those that I know, those that I have met and those I have taken the time to read about to learn and accept and appreciate diverse personalities and sexuality. 

 "You know gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender-people are people"