Nov. 17, 2018

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“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” Romans 12:3

I must be honest and admit to you that I’ve stopped watching the news except for listening to headlines each morning. I follow my typical pattern of watching 5 minutes of network news, 5 minutes of FOX News, 5 minutes of MSNBC, and 5 minutes of the Conservatives’ enemy – CNN. I stopped watching the news because a) our President says it is all fake, b) the sensationalism is simply too much to stomach, and c) I find myself shaking my head. A lot.

Now our President is a Fire Containment Specialist. Oh, he didn’t go to school to learn anything about fire containment or fire management. He certainly has never volunteered as a fire fighter. I don’t see it on his resume that he worked as a professional fire fighter or attended any classes educating him on fire fighting. Alas, he doesn’t need to have experience or the education. It doesn’t matter! He is an expert on everything.  Just ask him.

Mr. President, you are by far the worse individual I’ve ever observed at comforting a hurting nation. Your sharp edges and mindless chatter never cease to amaze me. While we tolerated your lack of education and even elected you despite your lack of experience in all things government, half of “us” just cannot seem to grasp that you really do no know what you are talking about in 99.9% of the cases in which you speak or tweet.

Might I suggest that you go to school to receive a proper education before speaking as an expert? Might I suggest you put on protective gear and actually tour the fire sites before deciding the trained fire fighters are doing it wrong?

I must admit that between being a soldier’s mother, a professional fire fighter’s mother, the wife of a volunteer fire fighter, and the mother of someone actually schooled in emergency response – your ignorance continues to glisten, and your party’s groupies continue to ignore it as long as our taxes are low.