Monday, April 26, 2010

Pet-Peeve words

4-26-10 soggy brain
It was a rainy weekend in KC, thus I had a pretty restful, lazy few days. Of course when I have too much time on my hands, my mind starts to wander.... and wonder about about the silly things in life..... like my PET-PEEVE WORDS.

A few years back my pet-peeve saying was “a perfect storm”…. it seemed to be used a lot during the Bush years…. Way OVER-used if you ask me. Now, I have a new pet-peeve saying…. It’s “transparency” ….. this will be the new over-used word during the Obama years. …and I swear if I hear it one more time I’ll scream.

I’m afraid the words “Tea Party” will be in vogue for quite some time now too... and already getting old for me. So I figured the only way to stop this was to join a new group on Facebook called “The Coffee Party” . Thanks to my Brookside friend Julie for suggesting this to me. The Coffee Party has 206,396 friends on Facebook the last time I checked on Saturday.

Their statement is: "The Coffee Party Movement is a non-partisan grassroots effort to restore civility and reason to our public discourse and accountability to our political process. We are interested in honest, respectful, fact-based dialogue with people across the political spectrum to begin seeking solutions to the challenges that face our nation."
The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.

Life in the USA in year 2010... I'd say it's a perfect storm to create the need for more transparency in our politicians, Wall Street, and our Banks!! Life is never dull, even on a rainy weekend in KC.