I Think I have Seen The Light

THIS HAS BEEN A BIG DOG APRIL FOOL’S JOKE. THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD EVER BECOME A PROGRESSIVE OR ESPOUSE THEIR VIEWS

After much reflection and after reading resources provided by several of my commenters here I have come to the conclusion that I have been wrong about several things. I have taken the last ten days or so and read the health care law (PL 111-148) and see that it actually benefits more than it hurts. It has some things I do not care for but overall it is a good thing.

I have been reading some of President Obama’s initiatives and find that more and more I fall in line with what he proposes. I have issues with some of the things but for the most part I am in line with him on them.

I am still skeptical about global warming but can see, from the stuff I was provided, that I need to give it a closer look.

The cap and trade system is not great but I might be able to get on board if they make a few changes. I think what Lindsay Graham and John Kerry are working on might be something I could support.

I have been watching Bill Maher and even though I find him obnoxious I can see his points on many things. I believe that my alignment with TEA Party members might have been a mistake.

We need to have a less toxic political environment and I think it is time for me to get on board with helping to remake the country.

Thanks to all who have sent me links to fascinating pieces of well researched information and for those who have helped to steer me in a better direction.

I have finally seen the light.

And for that I thank you.

Big Dog

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17 Responses to “I Think I have Seen The Light”

  1. Kender says:

    I have been feeling the same way. It’s amazing what we learn when we open our eyes.

    http://kendersmusings.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-hate-to-say-this-but-i-may-have-been.html

  2. FairWitness says:

    What?

    What makes you now believe the US government can run anything more efficiently than the private sector?

    Surely you jest.

  3. Adam says:

    Had me going for about 0.2 seconds.

  4. Big Dog says:

    I am on board. Some things I have to work out in my own mind but I am tired of the fight and after sitting back and clearing my mind I am more resolved.

  5. Wayne says:

    Please Sir, may I have more kool-aid?

  6. Adam says:

    And I was just about to talk about how I regret my vote for Obama and how I wish I would have voted for Palin for VP with hopes that McCain would die right away.

    • Blake says:

      Awwwww, c’mon- at least be believable- your joke is right up there with transparency, no lobbyists in the admin, no taxes for those making $250,000 or less, zombies ate my brain, and Soylent Green is made from fairy dust.

      • Adam says:

        Well, see for instance I can believe Big Dog might see certain pieces of health care as good though he hates the spending and fears big government.

        I can even believe he might find something he likes about cap and trade.

        But Bill Maher? That’s when it all becomes clear…

    • Big Dog says:

      But McCain did not die right away (and he is still alive). I am surprised at you wanting someone to die. Can’t we just get along and acknowledge differences without wishing death?

  7. Darrel says:

    Sounds like my work here is done. Time for a new hobby. I bought a fancy new camera.

    Who wants to see some pictures of goats!

    D.
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    Happy April first.

  8. Schatzee says:

    I know you all are having fun – but I think I threw up a little in my mouth while reading that post. Scared me… for a sec.