Monday, April 5, 2010

Little Bits Of Me

So yet again, it's been a little while since I've posted. I'm not sure why, but it've never been the biggest fan of writing. I don't know what it is about it, I just don't really enjoy it as much as some people I know. It might have something to do with my sensibilities. I'm not one to find interest in sharing the mundane. You know how there are some people who can just ramble on and on about every little thing that happens to them, and even make it interesting, well, I'm not one of those people. But that is also why I force myself to come on here and blurt something out. Cus shit, you don't have to be here reading this if you don't want to, so I guess this is more for me; this is here to organize my thoughts and for me to look back upon when I get bored. If anyone else happens to enjoy it, well then that's just good for them, I'm glad I could help. But now, if that's the case, then I'm writing to myself...for my own enjoyment...I guess I've just reaffirmed the title.

So, we've seen some pretty momentous changes since I last posted on here. The viciously attacked "ObamaCare" was voted into law. The 'pubs fought and fought, lied time and again, and still couldn't stop from happening what we the people wanted pushed through. At one point the rally cry was that "83% of Americans didn't support the Health Care Bill". Republicans were calling pro-life Dem's Baby Killers, later this guy claimed he yelled "this bill is a baby killer" even though everyone, inluding CSpan, only caught the baby killer part; they were calling this bill the epitome of Socialism, saying it would bankrupt our nation and undermine all of the American values. For a whie, their rhetoric was working too. None of the 'Publicans were going to vote for the bill and some of the Dems were against it too. But then we got involved. We being the same bad motherfuckers who started the Obama Grass Roots Movement that got the man elected in the first place. We made calls, disputed the lies with facts, and let those fearmongers on FOX News know we couldn't be bullied and lied to. We let them know we wouldn't allow their bullshit any longer. Just to let you know, this we is the same we that failed to call out Bush, Cheney, Halliburton etc. before, but hey, you can't win em all...especially when the WH has the country convinced that going against your president is tantamount to going against your country. But we won this one for the gimper, haha. But really, this is the first step in taking our country back from the big businesses and putting it in the hands of the people. No this bill isn't perfect. It doesn't have single payer or the public option. There will still be Americans who aren't included, but it's a start. We have achieved something that has been 30+ years in the making. We have struck the first blow against the Insurance and Pharmaceutical Companies and next time we're coming even stronger. The most important role in a democracy is that of citizen!

And now for something not as close to my heart but much closer to my soul...I went to a Rangers-Islanders game about a week and a half ago. I'm not sure if you're aware of it or not, but I'm blessed with some damn good friends. One of these invited me to this a good month ago. I haven't been to a hockey game in god know how long and as soon as I got down near that ice, something came over me. My buddy is an avid Islanders fan, so per her suggestion we got there to see the skate around. This allowed us to venture muuuuch closer than our tickets would later allow. Seeing freshly zambonied ice, to a former hockey player, is as alluring as wine to a frenchman. Being the first one to cut through the ice is inexplicable. If you've never done it, you won't understand. But then those guys came spilling out to start taking shots on net. Let me put it this way, there's a reason why fathers try to live vicariously through their children. There's something about the experience of playing sports competitively that just grabs you by the nuts and never lets go. The Rangers ended up crushing the Isles 5-0, but it didn't matter, just being there was enough. Sure she was salty at first, but then, once the shock of the first 3 goals wore through, we were both just as happy as the other to be in the presence of the gift that is the NHL.