Skip to comments.Shrugging Hard
Posted on 11/07/2012 10:53:38 PM PST by TheWriterTX
Some women are truly born to be mothers. Their compassion knows no limits, their charity is unceasing, their thoughtfulness without hesitation. I am sincerely blessed to be able to call such a woman, Mom.
I learned a lot, watching her. I learned compassion by watching her tend to others at the Cerebral Palsy Center, by watching her give a loving home to many a wounded or abandoned animal, by watching her patiently listen to my young friends as they shared their problems and her giving them excellent advice. I learned responsibility because both my parents were responsible: to each other, to us, with their things, with their home, with their money. I learned charity by seeing how they donated to those less fortunate, gave to the truly needy, volunteered to help local groups, clubs, and the church.
When my children started school, I was approached to help the PTA. Remembering my mothers example, I happily served for many years, on multiple committees and finally the Board. I remained on the Board even after I chose to homeschool my children, because I wanted the school to be as strong as possible for the families who did not have the ability to homeschool.
But according to you, Im a racist.
When landmen came into my area to pressure residents into signing inferior leases during the 2007-2008 frenzy, several neighbors and I started a coalition to collectively negotiate our mineral rights. Individually, we voluntarily donated several hundred hours of our lives, bringing on neighborhood after neighborhood, so that we could negotiate the most restrictive lease possible. We hoped that those restrictions would serve as a protective umbrella for our neighbors who gave into the pressure and signed the inferior leases. Our muti-million dollar landmark deal made the front page of the paper, put a few thousand dollars into the pockets of each family that signed, and resulted in a lease that was over 18 pages long. My compensation for over 300 hours of work? The same amount that any family with our sized plot would receive, $4,000.
But according to you, Im rich and greedy.
When a local community-based group had problems with the IRS, I offered to help. Recreating 5 years worth of financials to bring their forms up to date, I spent the next year haggling with the IRS. They didnt owe any taxes, but they were faced with thousands of dollars in fees because prior volunteers didnt realize they had to file certain forms. Thankfully, the IRS eventually waived the fees, and those thousands were used to for their intended purpose, to buy needed supplies for a local school.
But Im a bigot.
My family gave and gave and gave, even when we were struggling ourselves. We donated our time to the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, youth sports, the school, the church, our community, our city. Despite being wiped out by medical bills, battling a chronic illness and constant debt, working full time and raising 3 children, we donated what little we had to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to breast cancer research, to animal rescue groups, to the Womens Shelter, to school fundraisers. We participated in whatever way we could, to the best of our abilities, encouraging our children to do so, as well.
Because we wanted to help. We wanted to help make things better.
Meanwhile, you sat back. You wouldnt even spend a few dollars to join or a few hours to help, but you were more than happy to bring your kids and your family members to events to enjoy other peoples hard work, or complain when things werent just perfect for you and your schedule.
And over the last year I have seen you mock my God, spit on my values, call me every name under the sun, and presume you have a right to more. Youve chosen a President who promised to reach further into my pocket and scrape out what little I have left to satisfy your need for entitlements while at the same time ridiculing me for clinging to my Constitutionally-enumerated rights.
Im shrugging. Im shrugging hard.
I wont help your kids, donate to your cause, clean up your messes, participate in your fundraisers. I wont sell your stuff, give to strangers, arrange events, secure sponsors, man a table, do research, or take one more precious hour away from my family to help you. Youll get the least amount from me as possible.
Because according to you, Im a greedy, racist, bigoted, ignorant TEA bagger; obviously, you wouldnt want help from someone like me or any children raised by me. My children have learned a lot by watching you, and its ugly, indeed.
Get ready to work.
I'm officially going Galt.
You’re not alone. While my humble life is not going to be displayed right now, it was one filled with a safe roof and food on the table. I am very disappointed with my countrymen and if socialism is their choice, so be it.
Do not ask me for anything at my door or through mailings.
Preach it, friend. My volunteering and charitable giving have ended: I’m emulating my Liberal betters. Let government do it. The sheeple have voted for bread and circuses: let them get it from the government teat that they can’t let go of. . .
I hear ya. I’m changing from a registered Republican to an Independent and it will be a cold day before I donate to any candidate or group again. As the Libs say “Ima gon start a riot”. Well, I’m not going to literally do that but you get my gist. I’m done helping and giving. Sorry to those who are suffering in NJ and NY but you elected your leaders.
However, Obama will just take it from us, and what he don't take, he has authorized his base to seek "revenge", meaning they are now directed with authority to break into our homes, businesses and steal all they want, with no problem.
Absolutely, that is exactly the way I will be from now on.
Told this to my hubby earlier this evening, I will not be friend with an Obama voter. I will tell them to their face as well the reason I shun them. They are detestable vermin to me.
I am totally awed by what a strong, perfect stay-at-home/homeschooling mom my daughter is.
Give to Wounded Warriors or St. Jude’s Hospital.
My sister voted Obama. She said it was because of his remark about kids should ask their parents for money to go to college but that was just her excuse, she has voted straight Dem her entire life, even has her an Obama phone.
Sister is about to be evicted from her apartment and wants me to help her get a new one. I have bought her food numerous times. When our parents were alive they continually bailed her out and now she expects me too. Too many months I have to withdraw money from my savings account to cover my own bills.I'm done with helping libs, even if they are family members.
I always try to be kind and honest but I wouldn’t think of donating time or money to any person or cause that didn’t appreciate it or belittled me because of my beliefs. There is plenty of need out there, just give to those who actually appreciate it.
I’ve actually been meaning to redo my Will for some time now. My goodies will go to Christian family members, a friend’s children who are Christian and maybe a worthy charity or two. That way I’ll know my money will continue to be used properly. To the family members who made fun of me and looked down their noses. . .
Nope. ZERO. Nil. Zippo. If the Left, who has won, tells us the all-powerful Government will supply all their needs. . . . take them at their word.
They want to take America off the cliff. . . . let them have all the gas they want. Me and mine, we’ll be making sure we can survive the chaos that will follow. . . .
It’s Tough Love, gone national. . .
I may not be able to do much in my little neck of the woods with my 1-woman "tilt at the windmill", but if enough folks do, it might wake some people up.
A hugely impressive post. Congratulations.
The lesson of this election is that a majority of Americans now believe a vagina should be free while a taxpayer should not.
Atlas has shrugged and LEFT THE BUILDING.
Laz, my friend, pinging you to a strong candidate for Freeper Editorial.
Yep, I’m on this page.
I’ve got a place with a bunch of land that I go to for shooting and to get away. I often invite people down there to join in. I’m happy to bring more people into shooting and I spend a lot of time making sure we have more safe shooters.
Now that will be exclusive to conservatives. In the past I would invite any acquaintance. No longer. If I know someone was an Obama supporter, they will never again set foot in my ‘ranch’. They are done. They wanted to vote for someone with is utterly corrupt, incompetent, and denigrating of my values. Screw em. I will not lift a finger on behalf of another O supporter. They want to kill my country. They can do it on their own.
I think we need to make a charitable organization and their sole purpose is to raise funds and give scholarships to derserving families to go to conservative private schools or to homeschool their kids.
Something needs to be done to keep the kids from getting indoctrinated in public school.
It's all incremental, patriot. The left has been capitalizing on this strategy for decades. Why can't we?
If you can reduce your expenses to leftist orgs and societal supports by even 5%, that, combined with the 5% of millions of others, will bring the beast down hard.
Excellent. My wife and I had discussed charities and have and will limit our donations to our church and the local Salvation Army. If we give to any school related events, it will be only to the schools and sports activities our Grandkids attend. Actually, my wife, who used to be a charity pushover, started telling local beggars for the “Children”, ‘We only donate to the schools and sporting activities our grandkids go to!”
Besides your excellent way to handle charities, I would like to suggest similiar choices re spending our money the next 4+ years.
Unless you want America to be like CalifornicatingU land and the ultra liberal NE, the rest of America needs to separate the blue state pos’s from your money.
Start a boycott, buycott or avoidcott with the Blue States.
Dont buy a product made or raised in a blue state unless you have proof its owners are not left wingers.
Dont vacation in, or have conventions or business meetings in, Democrat blue states. Start with Nevada until the casino bosses get rid of Reid and send him home to have more time with his family.
Dont visit CalifornicatorU land. Dont go to Follywood movies and stay away from our products except those produced or raised by conservatives.
How do you determine if the California business is probably ok? Go to this interactive map and checkout the county the business is in. If the business, farm, ranch is in a red county, they might be ok.:
Avoid NY City like it has the plague. It has the terminal Bloomberg mental illness.
The Blue Staters hate you, your religion, your belief system, and your priorities in life, like your family members,religion, friends and love of country. Let the Blue Staters learn to live without your $s.
Let the blue states sink on their own!
Save your charity $’s for red state people when disasters hits their area.
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