O.K. People are getting really scary. I’ve received some crazy e-mails in the past, but the ones I have been receiving once a month, for the past three months, from some sort of “Nazarene Messianic Judaism group” are over the top. They have been prophesizing that Bill Clinton is Satan, his wife and daughter contracted cancer (on some specific day last month), and they must all be killed.


O.K. People are getting really scary. I’ve received some crazy e-mails in the past, but the ones I have been receiving once a month, for the past three months, from some sort of “Nazarene Messianic Judaism group” are over the top. They have been prophesizing that Bill Clinton is Satan, his wife and daughter contracted cancer (on some specific day last month), and they must all be killed.

The e-mails are full of ridiculous and freakish statements that don’t make sense. For example…

“And, on the Divine and Special Day, I wish you to know the Apocalypse that Clinton is the last satan-possessed, in the world in the last days; the United States of America is Babylon, in the world in the last days.”

Really!?

And speaking of ridiculous, do ya think the negative political ads are going a little overboard?

If someone is right for the job, they should have enough positive things to say about themselves, instead of having to try to denigrate their opponents. Everyone I’ve spoken with seems to agree that it only turns people off.

I usually stay as far away from the subject of politics as I can. However, I do listen. I listen carefully.

I used to think all politicians were dishonest. Then I realized that there are some who really want to fight for the people. In fact, most, when they start out, have honorable intentions. Then they get sucked into … well, whatever.

Thankfully, I have met some lately, who seem to have remained true.

I do not affiliate myself with a particular party. I listen to what the candidates say.

What’s scary is when a candidate starts to make promises, saying things like, “It shouldn’t be that way and it won’t be if I’m elected.”

I don’t know if it’s confidence, arrogance, or immaturity.

They can say they will “try,” but they cannot say for sure, because it is not in just one person’s control.

When a politician (or anyone else) is so set in his/her ways that they refuse to listen to other opinions, it raises a big red flag, and I tend not to want to listen to them.

Balancing the budget, jobs and taxes are key issues in the upcoming election.

You have one side saying don’t tax the rich because it will cause job loss.

The other side says keep the tax cuts for the middle class.

I recently listened, via the Internet, to Ronald Reagan’s former budget director David Stockman saying the GOP Pledge to America on taxes is a big lie.

President Obama wants to make George Bush’s tax cuts permanent for the middle class. Republicans say no way unless the richest Americans keep their cuts, too.

Stockman says the $700 billion dollars acquired from tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans would not be invested in jobs.

But Stockman also criticized the president’s plan, saying we can’t afford to keep the tax cuts for the middle class either.

The talk show is called “On Point.” It aired in September 2010.

To listen, go to http://www. onpointradio.org/2010/09/candor-tax-cuts/

The show is called “Tax Cuts: Politics and Reality.” You can listen on line.