I Cannot Publish The First Thing I Said This Morning

Go home.

The first thing I heard this morning was the sound of a good rain.

The next was Persephone, my 15-year-old cat, asking to get inside away from the effects of that good rain. After listening to the drip-drip-drip of the coffee pot, I sat down to enjoy a cup of Bustelo and listen to the news before I began my day of academic pursuit.

I turned on the television and heard this. Consequently, the first thing I said this morning consists of two words I’ll not publish until I write the novel which more than several people wish I would not pen.

I do not distribute this piece to change anyone’s mind. Nor do I put it out in cyberspace to elicit debate. I write it because it made me furious and when I am this mad, I’d better write or Persephone will have hell to pay.

Mitt Romney is the perfect example of an exclusionary, discriminatory  philosophy that has divided our country to the brink of self-destruction. For over eight years, I have publicly stated and written that what we needed to fear the most was our own disdain for one another in America. Point proven. His true colors shine during this performance; and nothing he or any of his surrogates say can edit the film.

Here is an excerpt from the script his advisers now wish he had canned:

 “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter   what,” Romney says in one clip. “There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”

How dare you.

Adding to his argument about entitlement, Romney said his “job is not to worry about those people.”

So what are you going to do with that 47 percent? Deport us with the rest of the “Mexicans”, as he so eloquently referred to the Latino population in another portion of the video?

“I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” he added. “What I have to do is convince the 5 percent to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful.”

Let me tell you something Mitt Romney: I would turn tricks at Jones Crossroads before I would accept a damn dime from you. I would eat dirt before I would ask you for help.

And you can take that back to your yacht and smoke it.

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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12 Responses to I Cannot Publish The First Thing I Said This Morning

  1. Jan Pylant says:

    I have missed your writings. Hope you continues to hang himself.
    Jan Pylant

  2. Why thanks…I’ll start posting more…back into the swing.

  3. Jan Pylant says:

    Meant…..hope HE continues to hang himself.

  4. Judy Jenks says:

    You are my HERO! Keep up the great work.

  5. Cheryl Collins says:

    I agree with Romney. Go see Obama 2016. Obama would like us to be a Godless nation and then we will be in real trouble.

  6. Judy says:

    Pam, it’s good to read another one of your good strong articles! I saw that video this morning, and it infuriated me, too! That bastard is the most condescending jackass I’ve seen since the last time I saw Barbara Bush! I hope he goes down in flames to his just desserts.


  7. llewis01 says:

    I miss you Pam Avery!

  8. Joann Cangialosi Locascio says:

    I too have missed your writings!I’ve missed you too. Now I have a place I can go to get my “Pam” fix. I love you, my friend.

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