Honesty / Or speaking one’s mind.


I was thinking about being honest with yourself, friends and family. Do people really want to hear it? I really do not think most people want it. Remember you parents saying, “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say it”. As a kid, your thinking, That’s not fun. If you know what was good for yourself, you adhered to the command.

Social media is so freaking huge and like it or not, has become part of our lives. It’s on every TV, movie and product that we see and use. There is no escaping it. I for one have embraced it to get the word out politically. Sure, I post music and comedy stuff, but for the most part it’s politics.

There is nothing wrong with that. Your Facebook is a reflection on your life past, present and future. Which brings me to my point. After reading some posts you usually “Like” it or comment. That’s the civil and polite thing to do.

How many people wish there was a “Dislike”?  I do. How many people want to be totally honest with a comment, but, back off and remain civil?  I do. How many would take being  ( GASP! ) “Unfriended” as an insult?  That depends.

What’s wrong with really saying what you want to say? Look, all of us on our “Home” page are friends because we have a past and sometimes present with them. Being honest today, cannot change the past. What history was experienced cannot be erased. So, why would it hurt to be honest?

Now, I’m honest with say, 80% of my friends. I only have 80 friends so, I kind of pick and choose who I want to deal with. Those 20% sometimes say crap and I just want to do a “Don Rickles” and roast them.

Hey, I’ll admit, I’ve pissed off some people by accident and on purpose. I’m also sure they have been condescending to me whether I deserved it or not. That’s cool. I like the give and take that goes on. The passion that is exposed is wonderful. There are times I don’t want to argue because it is futile.

So, what would be your response to this post? Now, there are some who are gonna think, “Well, just how much bullshit will he shovel my way”?  Do not go worrying your pretty little head about that. I’ve already unfriend 1 person and 1 has unfriend me. Tit for tat!

I want to end this by being totally honest about 1 subject that really get’s the “go along to get along” treatment by 99% of people. I’ll wait and see where the subject goes or if it’s ignored so be it. I just wanted to change gears from my political stuff for a while.

BTW, I do love my friends. That is an HONEST comment. Image


Sincere words for those who voted for President Obama.

by Mike Stewart on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:28am ·

 

I decided to write this because of the one issue that is finally bringing negatives to our President. The pain at the pump. The last week sure has been rough on BHO. I can think of a list of other things, but, I’ll stick with what’s working now.

I really have to hand it to you all for not bitching and moaning about the giant price hike in gas prices. At least on FB. You may have complained privately, with your family at the supper table or at the workplace.

You have kept it pretty much to yourselves, that’s commendable. I’m sure on a daily basis you have found the stories posted by me and others about said gas prices. I’m sure you may have wanted to comment, or maybe this FB thing isn’t your outlet to voice your opinion on the matter.

Which is cool, to each is own. I have a few thoughts on the matter, I’m sure your very aware of.( I can see you rolling your eyes right about now…)

No, I think you O voters don’t comment because you really can’t. I mean all through his run for POTUS in ’07 & ’08 he was really, really honest.

He actually had the balls to say, energy prices would skyrocket under his term. He was not shy about the need to push for “alternative” energy. For those who insist on using coal, and fossil fuels, well, they are going to find it more expensive.

You all remember that don’t you? You must, because that is why you have accepted  the higher costs in our food and other goods.

Man, driving to vacation spots, sporting events and concerts this year will be even more costly from last year and the year before that, and the year before that.

I admit that, there were some things out of his control that have aided in the price hike. We did have that nasty spill a couple years back that started in the spring and didn’t get capped until many months later. Why did it take so long to cap that oil leak?

Hmmm. Looking back, I don’t recall the urgency to get it fixed. Oh well. He did what he thought best by canceling all deep and shallow drilling until they could find solutions to the problem. That didn’t work out so well.

Now, when fuel prices go above $ 4.00 a gallon around here, there maybe some chinks in the” Defend Obama” armor start to show. Everyone has a threshhold of just how much crap they are willing to take. Will we see it?  Ehh, maybe.

In closing I’ll say this again. I’m somewhat impressed in your restraint, about something as serious as our energy costs.

I know if my guy was not able to come up with policies to help the poor and minorities in this country that really suffers because of the high prices, I’d be wondering if I was wrong giving him my vote.

A face only the really caring could love…

Sincere words f…