Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sparkles and Shimmers...

                                                        A Poem by:  Jeremy C. Fink

It sparkles and shimmers and I shiver as it fades, not to black, only to memories of love and laughter we've shared.

 I lie here quite often and simply whisper your name just to feel it gently move across my lips as if to replace this loneliness with joy, joy of the love that we share.

I try not to cry and it works most times, except on occasion when a particular remembrance strikes my very soul and then I realize we are apart and I shatter like a pane of thin glass.

 Something so meaningful, so beautiful, it would be unjust to not shed a tear on its behalf. All my memories of you and our love are so vibrant and brilliant.

I can only compare them to how I feel when I get lost in your smile or your eyes and the number of times I have done that evades me.

I thank God for my memories and the tears that accompany them; they serve to remind me of you and just how special you are.

 I thank Him for those thoughts that are mine alone, because no one can ever take those away from me, no matter what. They are mine forever, just as I wish for you to remain.

It won't be long until we are together again and can pick up right where we left off, creating the precious and everlasting memories only we can.
Memories of love, with love, for love, in love...just as I am so deeply with you, my love.

Sept. 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The war we should be fighting....

Each year politicians promise Americans that they will lead them to salvation as a country only because they need their votes in order to secure their place in life. They care not for the needs of the people or what is best for the nation. They only care about job security for themselves and public reliance on a government that they have corrupted to the point of chaos.
 If and when they achieve what they desire they then must play it cool so as to not discard the trust that they have won with their silver tongues and empty promises.
Once they have reached the pinnacle that they have strived for, they are quick to turn their backs on those who put their faith in them so freely and eagerly, those who hoped for brighter days and for changes that will never come.
They pass their laws and hurry to advance their personal agendas before the people grow wise to their mistruths and cast them out. It has gone on for far too long and yet those who have the power of change at their fingertips continue to be duped and blinded by mere words time and time again.
Every election there is a new hero that comes to light. Someone who will be the great champion of the people and deliver America from the corruption and moral bankruptcy it has fallen into. They reassure society that they are different than all the others, but in truth they are selling the same smoke and mirror show as the next guy.
Unfortunately the answer to this problem is not a simple one. Democracy is a fickle gal, full of contradiction and rhetoric, open to interpretation by those who sing its praises. What makes it so wonderful is also its greatest shortcoming.
So what is the answer to America's problems? Where does this turmoil stop and change begin? Is it going too far to say that there is no way out of this deep and darkened hole that has been dug?
No friends, all is not lost...

There is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel for America, hope for "The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave", promise for the great nation that so many have given their lives for on foreign soils. All it requires is that its people be willing to fight a new war, a war that starts in the very backyards where Americans live. It is not a war of violence or bloodshed; it is a war of wills and of wits, a war that requires the people of this nation to return to fundamentals and principles that gave birth to this country that is called home. A war of whatever it takes...
A war that can be won if there someone willing to fight it...

I am...are you?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another example of whats wrong in America today....

I was talking to my 13 year old cousin this evening via instant messenger because she has been having some issues with her laptop. It has been making this high pitched whirring sound that I am not entirely sure what to think of.

I personally don't buy into the laptop hype. I love the portability idea behind them but I just think it is a way for computer manufacturers to rake in more money by marketing and providing product that will at some point be damaged and need to be replaced more frequently than a desktop computer.

With a desktop, I don't have to worry about dropping it or leaving it on an airplane. I think I have made my case.

Anyway, we were discussing what could possibly be the reasoning behind this strange noise emanating from her laptop when we got a bit off subject and began talking about school.

She made mention of how anytime she hears about a new computer virus she immediately comes home and researches it and checks to see if it may affect her computer  in any way. I thought this was some pretty admirable initiative from a thirteen year old. Pretty responsible behavior for a kid who is in seventh grade, if I do say so myself. I was impressed!

So I said to her "It sounds to me like you might have a knack for computers or something in the technology field young lady. Do you think that might be something you would be interested in pursuing as a career in the future?"

She responded to me with something like this..." Well I don't know for sure what I want to do yet. They don't focus so much on the state tests anymore; they are always telling us how they want us to focus on our career. I just want to try out for the band when I get to college, that's all I really know right now."

I told her to not worry so much about a career right now. I told her that I had put myself through a tremendous amount of grief in my life trying to decide on what to do with myself after school. It eventually led me down the path of alcohol abuse and poor decisions and I don't want any child in my family to go down that same path. I told her to just keep active in what she finds interesting and it will eventually come to her in time.

I cannot even begin to fathom the idea of considering a career at 13!
I really don't think I ever even entertained the word career in my vocabulary at that age!

I mean I had to write an essay about what I wanted to be when I grew up, every kid does that, but no one was throwing the word career at me in the seventh grade!

It seems to me that we put way too much pressure on today's youth in public school settings. Are we seriously trying to have them prepare for a career choice in seventh grade now? What the hell happened to being a kid and having fun?

I'll tell you what has happened...

 We have fucked up our country so badly that we don't allow our children the opportunity to enjoy the carefree days leading up to the daily grind we all have to face for the next 50 years.

 Our government wants us to rush them out into the workforce so they can bleed them of all their tax dollars just like they have done to us. Schools are nothing more than a money factory to them. That's why they all lobby for education reform and bigger budgets when they need your votes, but then are the first ones to cut spending for music and art programs in our kid's schools all over the country.

Have we fallen so far as a society that we now are hurrying our children through their most formative years so that the corrupt government in this country can greedily suck them dry as well?

Not on my watch.

 I know when my kid comes home to me and asks me in seventh grade what their career options are...

 ...I will be marching my ass right on down to the next Harper Valley PTA meeting and making my voice heard so they know that is not acceptable education practice. A child should not be bearing the burden or worry of a career move at age 13.

Dammit America! When are we going to go back to morals and values and get rid of this self righteous bullshit and bureaucracy that is destroying this great land of ours?

Now they aren't even satisfied with just ruining our economy or our lives...they have moved on to our children. In the very place where we send them each day to learn how to be citizens of a once great nation. A once mighty and united nation of God fearing, hard working, and value oriented individuals who stood up for right and wrong. People who didn't cower and turn their backs on each other because it was easier that way.

When are we going to realize that we are not making the right choices anymore for what we all value most....?

Our Children...

Our Families...

Our Great Nation...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My two cents worth...

Today's topic came to me as I was going about the duties of my day today. Yesterday afternoon on our way home from shopping our car decided to shut off while doing 65 mph on the highway. Not the greatest thing to have happen to you.

We pulled off to the side of the road and tried a few times to get it to start again to no avail. After a few minutes of piddling around under the hood, I told my Girlfriend to call the towing company in our town and get us a tow home. I had an idea what was wrong and I thought I could fix it.

We got home in the early afternoon and I messed around with it for a little while and determined that it was one of three things: (I am pretty good with solving problems) 1. It could be the battery needed replaced. It was almost 9 years old after all. 2. The starter was bad, and I started to lean away from this theory due to the fact that I had just replaced it less than six months prior. or  3. The neutral start switch in the steering column was bad. This tells the engine that the car is in park or neutral and removes the ignition lock so that the engine can start.

I decided to talk to my Dad, the wonderful wise man that he is, and ask his sagely advice on the matter at hand. I explained to him what happened and what I had figured out on my own and asked him to hypothesize with me.

He said the first place he would start is the battery.

I took it upon myself to get bundled up in work clothes, go outside and disconnect the battery and remove it from our car, and then pack it into a backpack so that I could strap it on my back and walk the two miles up the road to the auto parts store in the blowing snow to have it tested. I know... I know...I'm awesome.

As I was walking and working around in my thoughts it came to me that no one was stopping to see what I was doing or stopping by to see if I might need a ride for some reason. Not to offer any assistance or help whatsoever.

That folks is what is wrong with this country today. No one is willing to help or assist their fellow man or this country in its daily struggle. We have all become so cozy and sloth like in our million dollar homes and our greedy little self centered lives that we are destroying the morals that this country was built upon. We are setting a horrible example for our children who will someday inherit the mess we are constantly creating.

I will never try and push what I believe as far as my religious view go onto anyone, I believe that is a choice we all have to make for ourselves. But I will stand up and say, every chance that I get, that this country and the people who are supposedly running it are doing a piss poor job of holding up the principles and qualities that have made us great, and that my friends is why we are failing as a nation. That is why the jobs are going down the toilet, the economy is crap right now and why kids are being molested by priests...Because there is no God in this world anymore and there is no moral value being lived or taught.

What happened to helping someone in need? Now we just turn a cold shoulder and tell ourselves "Not my problem"

What happened to doing whatever it takes to get the job done? Now we just sit around, collect unemployment, and let the Government worry about what to do then bitch because the economy is in shambles.

I am currently unemployed right now and I go out each and every day and WALK or take the bus or do whatever I have to do to try and find work so I can feed myself and my family. I am having a hard time right now too, but I know better than to just sit around and hope it will all get better on its own. I am determined to do whatever I have to do to make it better, and that starts by me making my voice heard and trying to motivate the thing that makes our great nation work. The People!

I will not sit around and just bitch about the problems we all face. I know that we have to all work together and do something to help the economy get back to where it belongs. I know I am willing to work, and work for minimum wage if I  must in order to make sure I have a roof over my head, and food in my belly and clothes on my back.

I hear all these people around different areas of the country pissing and moaning about Latino's and illegal aliens taking all the construction jobs or manual labor jobs...That's bullshit.
The reason they get those jobs is because they are willing to work and aren't LAZY like most of the fat worthless kids of my generation. The Latinos go work for minimum wage and work their asses off for what they get and EARN their pay and raises and jobs. They don't expect to just have it handed to them like all the white lazy pieces of trailer shit laying around in this country getting fat off Uncle Sam because they can.

I understand people need help from time to time, I have needed it myself. I am directing this towards the thousands of people who are just fucking lazy and unwilling to work because they know they can play the system and get away with it. They are why we are where we are as a country...laziness.

I know I will be able to support myself enough that I can keep an internet connection so that I can get on here and write a blog each day and tell anyone who is willing to listen to me what the hell is wrong and what we need to do. GET UP OFF YOUR ASSES AND DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!  That is what made this country great and what will continue to keep it great.

Everyone needs to quit complaining and sitting on their lazy dead asses and go work for what you want. You aren't entitled to anything in this world. You have to go out and make a way for yourself in life. We have become a "right now" society content with disposable razors, computer telephones, and free range chicken. FUCK THAT!!!

I'm pretty sure that chickens were put on this earth to feed us...So honestly I don't give a shit one way or the other if it has lived its unimportant life in a cage or on the great fucking plains...I just want to eat it and not mortgage my house in order to do that!

I want to be able to raise a family in a world that I don't have to worry about my kids going to school to be educated as our forefathers fought to give them the right to do. That is their right because men died for that right on bloody battlefields all over the world and if I have to go to work in the morning and for even a second wonder if some unbalanced, improperly raised hoodlum with access to daddy's Glock .40 is going to shoot my baby up during science class...then people we need a great big fucking wakeup call...Do you understand what I am saying? Are you picking up what I am putting down here?

We need to change...We need to get back to fundamentals and revert to where this country first gained its great strength and hearty backbone that has carried us for all these years. We need to get back to God, Family and Love for one another. If we live our lives with these principles in place each day, there is no way we can fail at what we set out to do.

Just give it some thought....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wanted: Constructive criticism...

I am in great need of feedback and constructive criticism regarding my writing and blogs. I am willing to accept all that I can get as long as it falls within the following guidelines...

1) It doesn't disagree with what I say, believe, or write about.

2) It doesn't hurt my feelings in any way or make me angry, sad, upset, disappointed, negative, pessimistic, depressed, or question my opinion and sanity.

3) It doesn't make me do or think anything I don't want to (I don't think I could take that type of thing)

4) It doesn't have anything to do with your opinions, beliefs, or what you think is correct, moral, or important.

5) It doesn't make me question myself as to why I asked you at all.

Note: This list is subject to change at my discretion, anytime, regarding anything I decide.

Thank you

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