I haven't blogged for awhile because I didn't feel like I had anything interesting to say. I have been checking on all of you guys though. Well, as the title states, I'd like to cover two extremely different topics on one post. So....here goes:
PART I: I'm really going through some weird stuff. I think it may be the "middle aged thing" that guys go through. On a positive note, I am really enjoying volunteering at the homeless shelter. It gives me a chance to "get out of me" and focus on others.
However, I'm not finding my job fulfilling at all. The pay is great, but I'm just not into it. Standing in front of teenagers and trying to teach them a trade that they don't really care to learn gets old after awhile. I want to do something that inspires me. I'm trying to get a local bail bondsman to take me on, part time and show me the ropes, but they wont bring me in. I'd also like to explore the repo business, but that is such a closed mouth business that I cant get introduced to anyone in that arena. I promised myself that I wasn't going to be a slave to my job after I retired from the AF but alas, it seems that I'm chasing the all mighty dollar and continuing to be a slave. With the economy like it is, I know I shouldn't complain about my job. I just cant help feeling uninspired.
PART II: I read a headline this morning that infuriated me. You can click here to see it. It kills me that G.W. has gotten our country into bed with Israel. This headline is just another example of the "bed mate" relationship. Why Israel would seek U.S. approval to carry out any action on their land is preposterous. I'm not sure if Cheney was pissed because Israel didn't ask for approval or if he was just stating the fact that they didn't. Either way, it aggravates that it's even an issue that Israel didn't "ask for approval".
Additionally, in my opinion, our military shouldn't be in S.W. Asia either. The fact that we're still propping up the Iraqi government is ridiculous. We are still kicking in doors and our convoys are still being attacked just like BEFORE Saddam was taken out. We had better keep our eyes on Russia as well. The recent events in Georgia is an indication that perhaps the Cold War isn't really over.
Back to the Israel rant...I'm not pro-Hamas, but I'm also not a fan of Zionism. Both groups are doing what they believe is right...and quite frankly, I don't care which one wins as long as their battle is fought on the Gaza strip.
OK, I've done enough griping. Happy New Year.