An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 14 January 2011
While attending a meeting for business leaders in Sanford, Governor Paul LePage spoke out about why he would not attend Martin Luther King ceremonies on the upcoming holiday.
LePage has declined invitations from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The organization has already expressed its displeasure with the governor’s plans to not attend the events.
“They are a special interest. End of story…and I’m not going to be held hostage by special interests. And if they want, they can look at my family picture. My son happens to be black, so they can do whatever they’d like about it,” said LePage.
It’s about flippin’ time someone spoke out against this race baiting bunch!
Breaking News: Reince Priebus Elected as RNC Chairman
A word of advice for Reince…. make Kathy proud. She’s still watching you.
A woman who remained in a hospital waiting room for more than 16 hours after being released apparently shot and killed herself in a restroom after Memphis police spoke to her about going to a shelter, police said.
Read the rest here.
I don’t fault the hospital for insisting she leave. They don’t have room for people to sit in their emergency room for so long. I don’t fault the police. They were doing their job, and why would they search the woman? Unless they had just cause, which, apparently, they didn’t. I can’t even blame the woman. Perhaps her fear was dying a slow death out in the freezing cold, or being attacked at the shelter? This has been known to happen frequently, even though it’s not front page news.
No, I think who I fault most, is……us. We are to blame. We spend billions upon billions to support those who are able bodied, but won’t work, and ignore those who are really in need. And billions more to prop up the benefits of those who could quite easily save for their own future. The economic situation now is such that it’s becoming more difficult to give to the charities that actually DO aid those who are truly in need.
I find it difficult to actually put into words the sorrow over another life lost, needlessly.