Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Harry Potter and Politics

Unfortunately, this weekend was spent (for me at least) in bed terribly sick! ABC Family was kind enough to show every harry potter movie all day saturday and sunday. While it was a bit much, at least I didn't have to worry about constantly flipping through the channels looking for something to watch. Sunday night was their premier of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Without a doubt, my least favorite character in this movie is Professor Umbridge for obvious reasons. In the scene where all the students are back at school (in the dining hall) and Professor Dumbledor is giving announcements, Professor Umbridge forces her way into giving her own welcome speech in which she says a number of things. One such thing is that "Progress for the sake of progress, must be discouraged"... take a hint Obama...

I am against Universal Health Care.

Will it help us (my family) currently? Yes, but I do not intend to stay in my current situation forever. When one of my children have an illness or even an emergency, I don't want to have to go on a waiting list because the doctors and hospitals are so busy and full that they cannot handle patients. I don't want hospitals to close because they're not making any money off patients who don't have private health insurance. And I don't want to be forced to have health insurance or pay a penalty!!! Among the numerous issues I have with our new "law", these are what currently bugging me. Probably because I am still sick... idk. I just wish our law makers would stop doing what they think is best and do their jobs! Polls have shown (I apologize for the lack of links to these polls) that the majority of Americans oppose health care... so why, then did the House vote not reflect that? I am sad that Congress just increased the national deficit for our children

I am frustrated

3 comments:

Tasha Early said...

the world ends in two year anyway...

Caryn said...

K so I read your blog post earlier but didn't have time to comment. Oh my GOSH, the progress quote you shared is amazing. I feel the same way.

And on a completely different note, I TOTALLY look up to you! You're so freaking talented! I wish I could sew like you (I'm trying to convince Artene to let me buy a sewing machine next semester). We miss you guys, too! When are you coming to visit me in Idaho? ;)

Meet the Hortons said...

It was actually an illegal vote in Senate and House because they didn't have a majority vote in either place, which you're supposed to have.

Throughout my late adolescense and adulthood, I have had many positions (professionally and volunteer basis) that have helped me develop skills necessary to serve as a liaison to the community on behalf of a professional organization. I have spent many years in various organizations which have helped me grow skills such as public speaking, note taking, and scheduling. I am proficient in organization and mediation – always keeping the mindset of finding middle ground and while meeting the needs of those involved. I excel in the area of community outreach and thrive in situations where I am given reign to be creative and managerial. I am committed to achieving the best outcome and feel I have many fantastic qualities to contribute to any organization.