So, I went out to dinner and drinks with a co-worker….. On my drive home I listened to NPR, National Public Radio. The story of the hour was about releasing prisoners from our “overcrowded” California prison system. You can find it here: http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R902110900
I have to say, I’m totally appauled, pissed, steamed, and completely frustrated with our society, and specifically with California, that we care more about the prisoners than the contributing members of society, the victims of people who have been hurt/maimed/damanged by the prisoners, and the people who are ULTIMATELY responsible for footing the bill for these clowns. Soooo… these people, in prison, are dangerous.. But appparently, this doesn’t matter, because in a financial crisis, it seems that you can actually get a “get out of jail free” card. I did not know this. Had I known this, I would not have behaved and lived as conservatively has I have; as a contributing member of society. If I could have smoked pot, drank to my hearts content, and lived off others paychecks, I certainly would have.
Seriously, who are the smart ones here …. the ones trying to make a living and abide by the rules/regulations of the land, or those, living it up at the taxpayers expense? Apparently I picked the wrong option. I wished I had NOT “tried” to get a new job (when I lost mine last year), wish I was still “working” at walking my ass down to the unemployment office and picking up a paycheck…. nodding my head and saying thanks to all the clowns rushing to and fro work. Lord knows I would have had a fabulous time doing the irresponsible thing… maybe worked on my tan or finding just the right placement for that new tatoo I’ve been thinking about.
My cynicym right now comes from Obamas “spend” plan….. I really dont think we can spend ourselves out of this mess (isn’t overspending what got us to htis point? I’m I the only one that sees this?!?) …. Why do we have so many people who cant budget, who feel entitled to something they didn’t earn? What has caused our society to have so many people on US dole, who dont contribute to the system but feel that the system owes them something???
Think about the woman who just had 8 kids (“owns” 6 more), thanks to invitro.. did we mention that she doeesn’t have a job and lives on welfare?? Oh yeah, when was I given the choice to steralize her?? Oh no, I wasn’t, but now as a taxpayer in CA, I “get” to support her and her kids…. . oh sure, its in my best interest. You think?? YOu really thinks its in the best interest for everyone else to foot the bill for this idiot and her litter?…. Well, I DO NOT think so. This woman should get nothing, her kids should be taken away and given to people who CAN take care of them. Period. We should not reward this woman and all the other women/men out there that do this kind of thing! What I can tell you is that instead of supporting her lame ass, I’d like to keep my money that is automatically deducted out of every paycheck and go to Europe. Thats in my best interest…travel.. keeps me calm, makes me happy… What IS NOT in my best interest is supporting someone elses kids (clothing them, feeding them, medicating them, etc)… Gees.
Ok., back to NPR. After the discussions I heard on NPR, seems that people out there think we should be taking care of the early release prisoner, finding them a place to live, giving them a chance to acclimate. Did anyone ask their victims if they wanted to be a victim of a senslesss, unplanned crime? Probably not. So why not an eye for an eye? Arm for an arm…. tooth for a tooth? F*%$ them… I could not care less about how much the criminals are “trying”..shoulda thought of that before hurting someone else senslessly.
This Paula is sooooooooooooooooooooo sick of hearing about perpatrators rights, when it seems like the person, the victim, should have/feel positive about the treatment/justice they receive. I want to hurl myself against the stupid wall and hope that it takes me in…. because obviously.. stupid is the norm these days and I need to conform….
O.k. so I’m all worked up about this…. but I just saw a picture of Renee Zellweger and I just realized that the Chuckie doll is better looking (and less scary) than she is. Boy that lady is bugly (butt ugly)…