Reviewing Renewals and What They Represent

It seems always every week there is something in our lives giving notice that a renewal is due from the entertainment factors to insurance. I just got a renewal notice from AMAC. https://amac.us/ What is AMAC? Association of Mature American Citizens which is a match in benefits and information with AARP – American Association of Retired Citizens. Both claim to be nonpartisan but AARP supports a lot of things of which we might not like to be a part of by way of our renewal payments.

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We joined AMAC – Association of Mature American Citizens five years ago and enjoy their magazine and their outlook on the world and politics. Of course, there are the people who stand by whatever AARP represents but since AARP doesn’t take everyone’s view into consideration, you might check out AMAC. The membership fees are very reasonable and they offer scores of discounts and other insurance possibilities. AND, your membership fees will never be put towards political or moral standards that are not in line with your own.

Budgets, Labels, and Continued Confusion?

Reading labels is a must when you are striving to save money and get the best deal. In the course of my budget-shopping excursions to the store, I have run into a few labeled words that gave me pause to think and wonder.

One of the most misleading to me stated, “Take two tablets with your favorite meal.” Fair enough, but do I have to avoid them when I eat something I don’t particularly like? Do I have to cook all my favorite meals as long as I need the tablets? We are told to always read the directions before using a product. I wish this one had left it with, take with food.

Antibacterial products are suspect, too. The new spray, soap or cleaner arrives on the market and you use it with confidence. A few months later, the label reads, Improved, kills all bacteria normally found in the home. I want a bacterial body count next time so I can really compare the effectiveness.

There are sometimes interesting messages at the meat counter. I am not adverse to buying meat marked, Special Today, Value Pack, or Sale Priced. I do tend to wonder about meat marked Reduced for quick sale. We should, at least, get some kind of time frame. How many days have to elapse before it really becomes inedible? And what kind of problem are we talking about here? And will the new, improved antibacterial spray be of any help?

Shampoo bottles promise a multitude of things, all the way from shining hair to thicker, fuller, more manageable hair. All you have to do is shampoo it in, rinse and for best results, use the conditioner from the same company. They never mention this on the front of the bottle. There have been mornings when I sneak in a conditioning rinse from some company’s competitor and wonder if the shampoo police will call and interrupt my shower.

Store at room temperature has always presented a problem to me. Does everyone have an even temperature in their homes? What exactly constitutes room temperature? The seasons could have a bearing on this as well, whether you live in the temperate or tropical zone.

Toothpaste labeling changes on almost a daily basis. The tube you brought this morning is probably obsolete by evening.

I think I will solve my dilemma by not dwelling on this any further. I think I will fix my favorite meal from the reduced for quick sale meat. While my feast is cooking, I will shampoo and not use a conditioning rinse. After dinner, I will vegetate with a good book, avoiding unnecessary exercise in order to keep myself at room temperature. When I brush my teeth later, I will avoid reading the label on the tube and if the toothpaste isn’t enough, I can always give myself a generous spritz of new, improved antibacterial spray.

A Nice Serving of Politics . . . Can They Go Any Lower? Please Don’t Challenge Them!

When I was growing up, I was raised to leave arguments off the table when we gathered around for dinner. The premise was that my mother worked long and hard to provide a good meal and heated discussions were never conducive to good digestion! It was also good training for the times we shared a meal at a restaurant with friends. We were well-behaved and, looking back, I now understand why the waiters/waitresses always gave us good service and little treats to me as I was one child that wasn’t giving them problems or problematic messes they would have to take extra time to clean up once we finished our meal and left. The staff treated us kindly and with good service because, face it, our satisfaction with our ‘purchase’ of their time and a good meal is what kept their employer in business and them productively employed.

Sarah Sanders, President Trump’s very able press Secretary, decided to have a well-earned evening out with a group of friends last week. They decided to enjoy their meal at the Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. It seems the liberal wait staff recognized her and in the usual leftist approach decided that this might not be to their liking so immediately called the owner who drove there in record time to verify that it was Sarah Saunders. She consulted with her staff and they all voted (Democrats that they are!) to oust her from the premises. The owner took her aside and said she wasn’t welcome there and with great class and dignity, Sarah Sanders offered to pay the bill for what they had already started eating, gathered her friends and left.

So much for a free society and freedom of speech as the Red Hen owner decided that politics in her restaurant were her way or no way. Tolerance only works one way with the liberal faction as has been proven over and over and over again.

Mrs. Sanders and her friends went to a restaurant across the street and barely settled in when the owner of the Red Hen decided she had not represented her ’cause’ firmly enough and quickly got on the phone to summon her political lemmings to come and stage a protest at the other restaurant thus destroying a casual evening with friends for the second time. Why? Because they didn’t approve of her politics and her boss, President Donald Trump, the officially-elected President of the United States including the State of Virginia.

Then Maxine Waters, a Congresswoman from California, ranted to her supporters that they need to forcibly let Trump officials know they are not wanted anywhere. Imagine telling one set of American citizens to go after another faction of American citizens because of their vote. To me, that is a call to violence and, even if Miz Waters didn’t exactly meant to hurt anyone in the Democratic Party name, disrupting someone’s day because you don’t like them is the lowest form of behavior. Not to be outdone, Pelosi actually said, ““I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country and maybe there will be when people realize that this is a policy they defend.” I thought inciting violence was against the law?

I guess Democrats like a two-party system in this country as long as their party is the winner. Remember all the riots, violence, burned cars, and injuries that ensued when obama won two terms in a row? Me, neither. Can’t say the same about the election of President Trump.

Sarah Sanders continued with her kindness and dignity in the face of oppression without reason. Tell me, if you wanted to make a friend, would you chose Sarah Sanders or the woman who kicked Sarah Sanders out of her restaurant and then went out of her way to destroy her meal at a restaurant she didn’t own? I guess the woman with a leftist cause did have some cronies as evidenced by the ones who dropped everything to come insult and malign a person who was off duty and trying to have a nice evening out. Frankly, I’d advise Sarah Sanders to either host dinner at her home or find some dignified, caring restaurants that won’t be tempted to include spit in their food!

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” has been translated by the Democratic Party as “Try to do unto before you are done to”!