I'm going to visit Fort Pierce's downtown shops and restaurants more often! Yesterday I went to about 25 locations to invite those who work there to an Ash Wednesday noontime service at St. Andrew's Church on Feb. 22. The owners and shopkeepers were, without exception, friendly and accommodating. All said they would display our flier for their customers to see.
What I saw was attractive merchandise and appealing places to eat (lunch at the Greek restaurant was delicious). I've lived here less than two years, but just learned yesterday that downtown Fort Pierce is a great place to shop.
A few questions
. Why is it that we don't have benches at bus stops, when the disabled, elderly and poor are using them?
. Why can't they put a back-up battery for the traffic light clocks so that they will stay timed? All it takes is a small battery such as your alarm clock at home. This isn't rocket science.
. Why do I have to drive behind a car that has tint so dark I can't see the brake lights of the car in front of them? That is the purpose of the high-middle brake light.
. Why is it that in my house, with the air conditioning on, I can't hear my television in my bedroom in the back of the house because of loud car stereos?
. Why is it that people are setting off professional fireworks in their backyards?
Even pet toys are foreign made
With all of the items being recalled from China, you can't be too safe. Since most of the items in the media are children's toys and my children are all grown and on their own, I should double-check all the items that I buy for my other children (Chihuahuas).
I was in for a great surprise as my husband and I went from store to store and almost everything was stamped with made in China.
From dog treats to dog toys, you are highly unlikely to find more than one item in each store that isn't made in China. After even asking for assistance from store clerks, we found they were as surprised as we were that the items for our four-legged loved ones, aren't American made either.
What a wake-up call for an American who lives in the U.S., not to be able to purchase American-made products. I've never been so disappointed, to not find more than one item for our doggies that wasn't made in China.
Is Rick Santorum right?
If Americans really are determined to turn this country around, get our economy moving forward and create new jobs, we need to take a serious look at family life.
Rick Santorum has it right when he reminds us that the foundation of the American dream is an intact family.
America can once again be a strong, competitive, vibrant and unique society, but only if we place families first.
If liberals were true to their big government convictions, they would be sending stacks of their extra cash to the IRS to fund their bloated, inefficient government agencies and programs. That they don't makes them hypocrites.
Don't follow Europe
As bad as our economy is with little job creation and high taxes, Europe's situation is worse. Government spending is leading several countries there into a tail spin.
Government revenues are under performing, while demands for government provided services are unabated. Government economists there are finally doing some soul searching, but the sad reality is that Europe is going to hell in a handbasket. Let's not follow them down there.