THOUGHT – CAUTIONARY TALE
I have this habit of writing “thot” for thought and other abbreviations based on how words sound. I use such casual shortened words in my instant messaging and email conversation. I know there’s a whole set of such words and acronyms being used, accessible on the Internet, but I’ve never bothered to study them. I simply make up my own, though that can be dangerous.
My young adult granddaughter has cautioned me “thot” has a different meaning in culture today. So, I consulted my trusty Urban Dictionary link. Guess we all better be careful what we write:
Questions….questions….I’ve never had so many questions.....here are a few:
Should Americans be seriously concerned, as I am, that Russia (or any foreign government) interfered in our election?
Should Americans be alarmed that Russia is expected to continue to do so?
Do we need serious investigations to identify all American individuals who have engaged in actions with the Russians to affect our elections -- even if they just encouraged or invited the Russians to do so?
Why does our President not seem dedicated to protecting our nation from a potential threat to elections in our government since this is a non-partisan issue?
Should we believe this self-described brilliant businessman is so naive as to not understand how to behave ethically as President, but if he doesn't, is that an excuse for not doing so?
Are we ever going to see the President’s taxes to rule out any business conflicts of interest with Russia, or other countries, corporations, and why won't he reveal them?
Is this administration threatening our democratic republic constitutional government?
Is an intent for “deconstruction of the administrative state” stated as this adminstration’s agenda by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon a betrayal of allegiance to the United States of America?
Instead of “draining the swamp” has our President created a cesspool?
Does passing Presidential Executive Orders eliminating regulations that safeguard Americans from financial exploitation and collapse really benefit ordinary citizens?
Does passing Presidential Executive Orders that eliminate consumer protections benefit ordinary citizens?
When White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says: “I can definitively say the President is not a liar”, is that true?
I would enjoy returning to D.C. to sight see at a more leisurely pace than the last time I went. Years earlier trips I had there with other family were just driving Pennsylvania Avenue and passing the White House.
My last trip several years ago I was visiting family in Virginia. A friend who had relocated to VA had an appointment in D.C. with the FBI for some research she was doing. Though she had a parking pass in the Bureau’s parking garage, after our long drive to D.C. I urgently needed a rest stop. So, we had to stop hurriedly at a parking meter practically in front of the Justice Dept. and I rushed up the steps and inside.
Unfortunately, the Justice Dept. would not allow me to utilize their facilities, since I didn't have a pass beyond the entryway. I could see the ladies room door tantalizingly close, but beyond my access. That resulted in my having quite a different problem -- no justice there. (Later I learned I had an infection.)
The parking meter on the street required coins every two hours, so my excursions the rest of the day were limited by the need to acquire the proper coins, then to feed the meter periodically and locate a rest room. I would like to have explored much more, including the Viet Nam Memorial Wall, but especially now, since installation of the WWII Memorial.