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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Politics can bring out the "ugly" in people

at least in my humble opinion.....I try so hard to not talk politics....because not everyone sees my point of view.....especially within my own family....I am the black sheep....well my sister and I are the black sheep....I get tired of being pegged as an oil loving, tree hating, environmental despising, SOB because of my 'political affiliation'....just as I am sure the other side has theirs....

But what I despise the most is, those that will not open their minds up to the other sides POV...I have researched the other side, and done my homework, and yet I still cannot vote the other guy.....I just can't.....I thank god everyday that my husband is on my side with this and will voice his opinion when I am being attacked for my beliefs within my own family....He and my uncle have my back!!! in this lonely world of us vs them with in our family....I am always singled out as the "idiot" who cannot possibly have the brains to function, let alone make an informed decision!!

LOL...yes....my parents are that extreme....we have gotten into many heated debates on this, the last was on my son's birthday!!! and I let them have it...yes I know you are supposed to respect your parents, but man.....the stuff that was coming out of their mouths to their daughter was just enough to make me HAVE to say my peace!!! and I am the type of person that does let people have it...sometimes with tact and sometimes without....I just don't see a reason to pussy foot around things, and just sugar coat things so you don't hurt someones feelings....I just don't....what does that get you in the end...walked all over, and used....

I have learned to stand up for myself and my beliefs, I have learned to listen to the other side and learned to walk away and agree to disagree on things....the biggest thing I have learned is this........

"smile and wave boys, smile and wave!!"

that has got to be the best piece of advice EVER!!! that and "its not that I forget, its just that I don't' care" or "sorry my give a damn broke, please try again later"

4 comments:

Heather said...

Hey Wendi! I followed the link from the members list on A Mom's Place. Nice Blog! Sorry you're getting disrespected by your family. That sucks. I don't think it's wrong to say your piece. I was taught to "speak the truth in love" I usually get it one way or the other (the truth OR in love), but I try! Hope it gets better. ps-and i so didn't know you were from Alaska! cool!

Heather said...

Sorry, I should have been more specific! There is more than one Heather! I'm Heather L! :)

Minxy Mimi said...

Politics brings out the worst in many people. You and I are opposites, but we do our homework and make our decisions based on what we feel is best for us, our family and our conscious. That is all we can do! Your parents sound like they need a lesson in tact...from me! LOL

Debateur said...

That's why I always keep my opinions on politics to myself. I know my Dad and I don't agree. Fortunately he doesn't know that !