Things that drive me nuts — the short list
THE DONALD TRUMP REALITY SHOW
Boy, can he work a crowd — draped across his podium, telling his followers how much he loves them. His ego is frightening. The fact that he believes he has the skills to run a country, what a joke! It's difficult to not respond to his rudeness and disrespect to fellow candidates, a real embarrassment to this country.
I started to watch the president's speech, but before he had even begun there was hostility and division. The Republicans are angry because Obama has not solved every problem in the country, and they can do so much better. I pray both parties get it before it's too late. There is only one true party, the human party (and the Speaker of the House looks like Eddie from the Munsters, with that naughty-boy smirk, ha ha).
When did we allow the pharmaceutical companies to take over our television programming? It's disgusting. First they gouge people who need their drugs, and then they tell them how bad they are for us. We want to know there is a drug out there that will help treat a certain condition, but then refer us to our pharmacist or doctor for possible side effects. It's pure madness, the side effects are 10 times worse than the condition we're treating, and millions of us are being manipulated into taking them anyway. I take six a day myself. But then, my other favorite ad, lawyers, we can always sue the drug companies for killing us in the name of medicine.
OLD PEOPLE FALLING DOWN
Quit showing us pictures of old people falling down and not being able to get up. If we get hungry enough, we'll get up (a little humor). We made be old, but we're tuff.
Please, a 22-year-old treating her skin for wrinkles? Give me a break. You have to earn those.
PEOPLE GOING HUNGRY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Unacceptable. Shame on the world! Every country that raises food sends 10 percent to whatever country is in need. We waste enough every day to feed the hungry. We are all one big family now, would you let your loved ones starve to death? Sharing food might even help the obesity problem in our country.
ABUSING ANIMALS, CHILDREN OR ANY OTHER LIVING THINGS
Stop it now! God is watching you. I'd be afraid ... very, very afraid.
Thank God for the Serenity Prayer.
Leslee Freeman live in Ashland.