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 Jun 30, 2013

The Notebooks of Maggie A
Part Seven



With great power there should come even greater checks.


The saying is "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer." Here in the U.S. it should be updated to "The rich get richer and the rest of us get poorer." Because in this country the only people getting richer are the rich. It's not just the poor getting poorer; the middle class is getting poorer. In fact, many of the middle class are now the poor.

Being rich can make you such a dick, you can't even tell when you're being a dick. As an example I offer this reply from Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon when she was asked how many rooms her house has, "I suppose if you know how many rooms you’ve got, you haven’t got a very big house." Or there was John McCain who didn't even know how many houses he had and had to have his staff find out for him. Rich dicks.

I'm a strong supporter of a person's right to do stupid shit to themselves..........even if I do think they're an effing moron for doing it, I still think they have the right to do it. (But, I also think they should have to bear the consequences themselves.)

One thing that North Korean justice and Biblical justice have in common is multi-generational punishment --- you don't just punish the offender, you also punish the offender's family. Except at least in North Korea (as far as I know), they don't kill the family dog too.........which would make North Korean justice fairer than Biblical justice. (Bible passages about God and multi-generational punishment: Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me; see also Exodus 34:7, Deuteronomy 5:9 and Numbers 14:18. Or there's Isaiah 14:21-22 which says "Prepare a place to slaughter his children for the sins of their ancestors; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities. 'I will rise up against them,' declares the Lord Almighty. 'I will wipe out Babylon’s name and survivors, her offspring and descendants,' declares the Lord." Read Joshua 7:19-26 for where punishment was extended not just to family but even to the wrongdoer's animals.

You must balance between: It matters---It matters not

The GOP keeps talking about a "bigger tent." Why would I want to be in that tent? Because I'm not obsessed with other women's vaginas --- after all, I'm not a lesbian, so why would I be? But, wait ---- the GOP doesn't like lesbians either. 

There's a huge difference between what you're told the warranty covers at the time you buy it and what you find out the warranty covers when you try to use it.

Parents like to say they did their best in raising their kids. And if a parent isn't reassuring themselves with that statement then someone else is reassuring them. "Their best." I want you to think how much of an effort it takes to do your best at anything. Now did you really put that level of effort into raising your kids day after day for year after year? Or did you just slide by most of the time?

Cats not only know how many hands you have, cats can tell if you're using the other one for something besides petting them.



Notebooks of Maggie A

For more Notebooks of Maggie A, read "Part One," "Part Two," "Part Three," "Part Four" "Part Five" or "Part Six." For more of my lists read "15 Important Legal Points I've Learned from Watching "Law & Order"," "7 Scary Things You Didn't Know about Your Pet's Food" or "10 Reasons Why the Best "Boyfriend" I've Ever Had Is My Cat." 

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