Setting Priorities

Friday, October 4, 2013
Yesterday, two things happened.

The first thing was that I got sucked into an exchange on Facebook related to the government shutdown with someone whom I assume is a conservative. It happened on someone else's wall, and I realized fairly quickly that I'd been hooked, apologized to the person on who's wall it happened, and switched to pictures of puppies. I can only take so many logical fallacies before breakfast, and this guy had trotted out three in as many posts. Seriously, Janiece. Do. Not. Engage. You know better.



The second thing that happened is that I got spanked by The Bloggess. She wrote a piece called We are the Government, and in it she pointed out that we, as average Joes and Janes, really have no control in this moment as to how our representatives will respond to their self-imposed crisis. So instead of bitching about it, instead of getting into fruitless arguments on the Internet where no one changes their mind and everyone goes home mad, how about we try to help each other, since the government really isn't interested in doing so?

I have been railing against the Republicans, pointing out their intransigence, corruption, and lack of honor, but I haven't done anything to actually help the folks who are negatively impacted by the shutdown. 

Shame on me. 

So tomorrow I'm going grocery shopping at one of our local stores with a shopping list provided by the Parker Task Force for Human Services. I'm going to buy some groceries, and take them over to the Food Bank.

Priorities. Thanks, Bloggess, for reminding me to get some.

7 comments:

David MacDonell said...

Sorry for opening that door,. Bunnies and pancakes.

Janiece said...

It's not your fault. Again, I know better, and responded anyway.

PUPPIES.

vince said...

Don't feed the trolls, feed the hungry. Excellent advice!

Laura said...

Nice one Janiece. Talk about keeping your priorities straight.

mom in northern said...

Good plan...I have been writing checks to folks instead of to the Red Cross or the Gov't,

eyespider said...

Janiece, you rock. I'm glad I found your blog (via Stonekettle). I like the way you model trying to be a good, not perfect, human being.

Janiece said...

Welcome eyespider. And thank you.