When was the "Golden Era of American Morality"?
I decided to watch something on the light side, looking through the comedy section, I flipped on "The Big Lebowski" figuring it would give me a few chuckles.Dear Mr. Thunder,
Turn off the tv. Pretend it doesn't exist.
That is easy to do because nothing on it matters.
Stop searching for bad news on the internet.
The internet makes tv look like Dr. Seuss.
Go outside. Watch a sunset. Make a friend. Pet a dog. Read a good book.
The moment an activity affects my state of mind or health negatively, guess what?
I stop that activity.
Talking or worrying about things never changed anything. Being angry is not a profession.
In all seriousness, most in here probably think my attitude is a bit irreverant. That I don't care.
I just learned to pay attention to what I can change and to Hell with the rest.
Life is too short, the grass is too tall and I am way too good looking to
ruin my face with worry lines.
I said turn off that stupid tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Back in the late 1970s, my aunt and uncle bought one of the 10' satellite dishes. My uncle vegetated in front of the TV for about two months watching all the movies he could get. Finally he decided he might actually see if he could find some educational programs to expand his mind. He said he looked through the guide and finally found one that looked promising...History of the World, Part 1, by Mel Brooks.I decided to watch something on the light side, looking through the comedy section, I flipped on "The Big Lebowski" figuring it would give me a few chuckles.
I'm now on the living room floor, lying in the fetal position. What in the hell did I just watch?
Why is it, with everything Trump has done in his life, with all the investments he made, jobs he created, and wealth he created, that some people continue to refer to him as "a reality TV star" and usually in a derogatory manner?We lost our moral compass a long time ago. Our politicians and other leaders are merely a reflection of what we want because we let them have the power. When a known liar and probable felon is up against a reality tv star, with a boat ton of his own baggage as well, for POTUS, we need only look into the mirror to see why.
The Christian Abolition movement began even as the first slaves came to America--it was condemned right off the boat. By the time the Constitution was signed, even the southern slaveholders agreed that slavery was a sin and they should stop doing it...but the money was too good to stop. What makes slavery so condemnable in America is that they did know it was wrong, they knew it all along.Morals were lost when slavery began in America . Slavery in America - Black History - HISTORY.com . America became divided because of slavery . Man should have known that slavery was not right and should have abided by Gods commandments and not by Mans laws . Cain killed Abel over being jealous and that was immoral but man eat the apple and that was his first Sin .
I think someone at History.com needs to study history. Slavery didn't divide the country, state's rights did. Lincoln himself said that if he could hold the union together and not free one slave, he'd do it. In reality, he signed the emancipation proclamation in 1863 to keep the British, who were very much anti slavery, from aiding the South. Making slavery an issue was a political move.Morals were lost when slavery began in America . Slavery in America - Black History - HISTORY.com . America became divided because of slavery . Man should have known that slavery was not right and should have abided by Gods commandments and not by Mans laws . Cain killed Abel over being jealous and that was immoral but man eat the apple and that was his first Sin .
Possibly the best 1st post ever!We lost our morals when Bill Clinton looked into the face of America and said " I did not have sex with that woman".
If the POTUS can lie and cheat why can't the rest of us?
Exactly! We can no longer allow this type of behavior, starting with our politicians.I only have one comment on the state of American politics and will equate it to a personal experience.
When I joined my current country club three years ago, I encountered one member named Gary who is a borderline sociopath. Gary has no regard for the rules of golf, even at the exceptionally liberal interpretation generally found in a senior's league, especially here (members of other clubs marvel at the liberties our club grants players). He's the kind of person who would cheat when he plays by himself, just to stay in practice at cheating.
Gary will do anything to try to give himself any advantage he can and won't even be shamed into playing an fair match. He uses tees in the fairway because he "can't hit a 3 wood off the grass". He fluffs the grass up into 3" mounds to rest his ball on, or moves the ball several feet for a clear shot past trees. He is impervious to criticism and totally without ethics, and everyone just laughs it off as Gary being Gary.
The only up side is that even with all his cheating and rule breaking, he's a pretty poor golfer.
I finally told someone that I can't blame him for the way he is. I blame the other members for allowing him to be the way he is.
We really do get the government we deserve and should demand better.
...Is this so we cannot sleep togetherrollin thunder said:This one, coupled with the first one has me so upset, I won't be able to sleep tonight.
If you have NetFlix, I suggest you watch them...