Thursday, August 09, 2007

What Can We Trust In?


This cartoon sums up my feelings on the Minnesota bridge collapse. It's a sad world, when we can't trust our governments; local, state, nor federal to show even the most basic sense of responsibility in keeping us safe. Put simply, the people who died in the bridge collapse, were killed because their lives weren't valued a priority when it came time to crunch out a budget. Our elected officials choose to gamble every day with all of our lives, betting time and again that, our bridges, roads etc. will hold up fine for another year or two or twenty. We hear on a weekly basis how scared and worried we should be about the threat of terrorism, but personally I think we have a lot more to fear from the very people we put in charge of keeping us safe.

20 Comments:

Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I was just at mentarch site and he was talking about our leaders. I cannot for the life of me figure out why we constantly elect the same type of people all the time to run this country for us.
They all seem to be for the rich, lobbyist and themselves. It's bad that our infrastructure has gone to waste because our officials have wasted a lot of our tax dollars on what they assumed was important to them and the people they truly represent.

8/09/2007 9:18 PM  
Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said...

Once AGAIN you hit the nail on the head!!! I love your site I know your busy but damn, we need you to blog! : - )
As for our "officials" I don't trust any of them! I was just waiting when this happened for Fuhrer to come out and say it was the terrorist. It was the terrorist alright, the very one's we have HERE claiming to "protect and serve" the American people!!!! These Bastards don't care about anything other than themselves. They have no value for human life and anyone that questions that has nothing more to do than to look at the number of people killed in Iraq!! I think I saw yesterday that we are up to 3,679 soldiers killed that's not counting the number of civilians dead. So to me if this corrupt bunch of Bastards can kill THAT many people and be ok with it than what are a few 100 or so on a bridge right? Sick & absolutely DISGUSTING!!! I can only hope they all rot in HELL soon!!!!

8/10/2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

But look on the bright side; there are still some things we can trust.

We have the biggest and most advanced weapons of anybody on Earth. Our god can beat up everybody else's god. And if any country has the gall to stand up to one of our corporations, we'll invade their sorry asses.

These are things you can count on.

Who Hijacked Our Country

8/11/2007 1:24 PM  
Blogger Jane Doe said...

Just wanted to pop in and say hello, I've been horrible about keeping up with blogs lately. I hope that everything is going well with you!

Hugs,
Jane

8/11/2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm sorry I've been so bad about keeping up this blog lately. I've just been busy and a bit burned out. I'll try to get back on track soon. I hope all of you are doing real well!

8/14/2007 6:40 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

The people on the bridge, the miners in Utah, they're all apparently just "collateral damage" for the no-new-taxes crowd.

Hey, I understand about the burnout - happens to everyone. Not to worry. :)

8/19/2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger Sarah84vn said...

i'm just acrossing ur blog, hoping ur are doing well, nice weekend!

9/01/2007 10:01 AM  
Anonymous LYONSPOTTER said...

After all the time that has passed, things can get distorted and out of perspective. So on a day like this, 6 years to the day of the horrific attacks against the US, we need reminders. We should watch videos like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsF-RiMzGpk

It puts things into the proper perspective.

9/11/2007 2:05 PM  
Anonymous David said...

In the end it is our fault. WE THE PEOPLE get distracted too easily from the basic problems. Things will not change until we have a series of events that cause a general fear. Our infrastructures are being sold and run until they collapse. Little will happen we come to a consensus that perhaps we have to invest in our own future...

9/11/2007 6:57 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Um, I know I said earlier not to worry about taking a break from blogging and all, but ...

We miss you !!!!

9/15/2007 5:30 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Candace, thanks so much. I miss all of you guys, my favorite bloggers too, but my heart just hasn't been into writing/or keeping up lately. I'm sure I will be reinspired soon. Meanwhile take care everyone, and keep the torch burning!

9/15/2007 8:05 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I've been gone for a week and I'm back and see that you haven't posted.

I hope your heart and mind comes back to this fight and allow us readers of your post to read what's on your mind about this country and what ever you might blog about.

I'll check back with you later and you just take your time and come on back when you feel the need.

9/17/2007 11:44 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Just checking in to say I hope all is well.

10/02/2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger Raven said...

Hey girl, what happened to ya???

10/15/2007 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Josh said...

hi Leo,
I am one of the founders of Intense Debate and we provide a comment system that is far superior to the one that comes with blogger. for example, imagine not having to worry about spam and your commenters not having to enter in the captcha. Plus we allow for threading and help drive more traffic to your site. Shoot me an email and we'll get you in our closed beta.

josh at intensedebate dot com

10/17/2007 11:24 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

11/22/2007 1:07 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Great blog, great information
rob

12/16/2007 12:07 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

There is all the money in the world for Bush's Iraq war -- $12 billion a month.

Yet when it comes to spending Federal dollars on the infrastructure in the USA to keep the American people safe, there's never any money and if you ask, the guvmint throws its hands in the air and says some variation of "We can't do that. It's too expensive."

When did taking care of the USA and the American people become such a radical notion?

6/13/2008 1:28 PM  
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12/09/2008 1:07 PM  
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