Much about nothing

Much ado about nothing. That’s what I say to the mainstream media coverage on what is supposed to be going on in the nation. Maybe it is even a smokescreen to deter us from what really is transpiring. Who knows for sure these days!
Regardless, I don’t take much of what they say to heart and when necessary, do the research. Much of the ado they cover, I really don’t care about anyway. Such as what the first lady or the first daughter, wears. I also don’t care what color tie a congressman is wearing. I’ve never had much respect for the fashion police anyway as I feel each person has their own style and as long as it’s not offensive or they are not naked, it’s really none of my business. It’s also a perfect waste of my time to even consider.
I’m not really interested in what foreign dignitary they meet with or talk with unless it is threatening our national security or impacting our nation negatively. I would think that is just part of their job and at one time or another, all congressmen and women have met foreign dignitaries.
I am interested in national security, healthcare, education, our veterans and men and women in service, our economy and our national debt, not necessarily in that order and not all inclusive.
I actually did watch the entire Presidential address to the joint congress. It was despicable to me that some, (Democrats) did not stand, actually booed a widow and gave a thumbs down during the address. Regardless of how you feel about the man holding the office, the office of President deserves respect. Besides, what lesson are they portraying for our children? To say it was childish is putting it mildly. Someone saying that is what we have come to expect from them only makes it even more bizarre. We should expect better.
The comments from some Democrats after Trump spoke to Congress was complimentary but the very next day they were singing a different song. Guess they had time to consort with others and were chastised for actually saying something positive about Trump.
I personally thought he did sound more presidential. For those who said there were no specifics, well it was an agenda. The specifics come later. Just like we are provided an agenda for a meeting. It only lists what will be discussed, not the specifics or expected outcome.
Frankly, I’ve had to cut back on my watching or listening to any of the propaganda. It will destroy your peace of mind if you let it and I’m not going to let it do that to me.
Trump is actually trying to keep his campaign promises and he is doing a lot of it right away. I hope that he keeps listening to whomever advised him about this last speech. He wasn’t arrogant, it sounded heartfelt and seemed as if the rough edges had been smoothed. In fact, Vice President Mike Pence said afterward, this was the Trump he knows, sees every day and who has a heart for the country.
You can choose to take the view that he used Ryan Owens’ widow but she didn’t have to appear or attend, she did so willingly. In life, a lot has to do with how we choose to look at things. I prefer to look at things in a positive light, not negative and I thought of it as a tribute to Owens which he certainly earned. It doesn’t matter how the tragic event went down, this was an American serviceman who lost his life. Looking at it in negative light only trivializes what our service men and women do for their country. If you didn’t shed a few tears watching that moment with Carryn Owens, I certainly don’t understand.
Carryn certainly didn’t deserve the onslaught of the liberal left’s abuse.
We are making too much out of things that don’t matter and forgetting what’s really important with such disrespect. I don’t care how many viewers Trump had for that address compared to other president’s either. That’s not really important in the bigger picture. With all the smoke screens centered on trivial things, we tend to overlook what is really going on around us. Mainstream media adds fuel to that fire to create the smoke screen.
But if you think we will ever get term limits think again. I recently contacted my Congressmen about term limits. I only received one response. It was from Johnny Isakson who responded: “I have always believed that voters are given the opportunity every two years in the case of U.S. House members and every six years for U.S. Senators to limit the terms of members of Congress by using the ballot box.” I’m sure all of the career politicians feel the same way so don’t hold your breath on term limits. They aren’t willing to give up their lavish lifestyle and the perks they receive at our expense. They have forgotten that they represent their constituents and should do what’s in the best interest of the country as a whole. I won’t give up hope though.©2017

VICTORIA SIMMONS is an author, columnist, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: vsimmons54@gmail.com

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About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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