These are a few items that are posted over at my website this month.
Most are from this coming week. I've gone back to featuring jpgs, although there are 2 png kits up. Png kits take so much time, so unless I know people are using them, I'm not posting as many as I did.
This last week has been hectic for me, as I am a federal worker, and was staring down at the government shutdown if the budget didn't pass. I'm sure those in Congress felt they were the heros of the day ... finally getting around to passing LAST YEAR's BUDGET!!! I don't think so.
I work with deadlines, and I'm sure you do, too! I don't get paid the amount of money that most articles say government workers get ... NOT by a long shot.
Years ago, when I was laid off from my last job, I started with the government and made several thousand dollars less than I had been making. What increases we get are modest, and having come from the private sector, am very grateful for them. Our benefits cost us more and more every year ... just like yours do.
My particular company has been following the private sector view over the last 5 years. They've been down-sizing our positions each year, and over the next year (it started last year) ... there is a BIG PUSH to cut our budget.
Over all, I love my job. It's not difficult, and we do have deadlines. Coming from the private sector, I give my all at my position.
I could tell you stories about government workers ... but I won't. There are MANY, good, and hard-working people working here ... and I try to focus on the positive.
Basically ... I hate politics ... and politicians.
Now there is government waste: all the money they get, and being able to vote for your own raise! C'mon! That is ludicrous.
And were they going to shut down when the rest of the government did? And are they going to take a pay cut and lose their "royal" benefits? I think not.
The only way I see to change our future is to vote every single one of them out of office, and replace them with new people. Then follow those people and their voting records ... and keep replacing them when their term is over until we get some people who understand balancing the budget, and for running a government of the people, for the people and by the people.
I'd be looking for people that are NOT power and money hungry ... sitting their b____ in their chairs year after year after year! I'd want people who are looking to make America great again.
Someone that knows how to give the job market a shot in the arm, so everyone is working and providing for their families again. Someone who knows what "illegal" means! And someone that is NOT breaking the laws -- only to get a slap on the wrist ... or "he forgot" scenerios.
Okay! I'm done ranting.
The picture of the graphic above also has a mask in it. You can see that 2 flowers are partially covered (that is the mask). It's featured on my website for Wed. 4/13/11.
And ... all next week is published ... so hurry on over and pick up the free graphics.
And have a great week! (The weather is improving -- yeah!)
3 free graphics a day