A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it,
I dropped it, I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy he picked it up
And put it in his pocket.
This rhyme was first used in the U.S. in 1879 as a children's rhyming game. It was sung, as children danced in a circle. One ran outside of the circle and dropped a handkerchief. The nearest child would pick it up and chase the dropper. If caught, the dropper was either kissed, joined the circle, or had to tell the name of their sweetheart.
I feel as though we're getting this ... run in circles, getting droplets of (mis)information, and with this "letter" (media), they each hope their "charm" has swayed us. It feels more like getting screwed, without even a kiss!
Or, how about this?
A frickas, a frackas
A mixed up political basket
I read and watched with full intent
Hoping to find something to make me relent
And find my choice for President.
Instead I lost all focus, lost all focus,
Within the lack of their direction
Somewhere along the way, I lost it.
I’m still left with a frickas, a frackas
And a mixed up political basket ~nrl
I like Bob Schieffer of CBS News as moderator for these debates. I don't know what political party CBS promotes, but I feel Schieffer does well as a moderator.
This was a tough debate for me. Unfortunately, I came away not even able to be a "fence sitter". I am not knowledgeable enough in history, war, government, or politics to even take a stance on this one. I am interested in all those subjects ... now ... but I am like an elementary student just learning about how it all works.
In spite of my limited knowledge, I still have my own opinions, about stuff. For instance, one thing I don't like in this year's candidates is that neither one has gone to war. Neither candidate has actively fought for the rights of the American people. Going to war is not a prerequisite to run for president; I just feel it's something that would give a presidential candidate more in-depth insight and understanding about their position as President.
I still feel it's a year of deciding who I "dislike the least" as the front runners for president. I still ... doubt I will vote this time. I see an accident waiting to happen no matter who gets in (I'm not going to use the term "win", it's not a contest - it's the future of our country). I'm just unsure if it will be a head-on collision or a fender scrape!
I am afraid for the future of this country. I hope and pray that I am wrong.