I am Distraught.
I am Devastated.
I am Demoralized.
I FEEL AWFUL ABOUT THE RESULTS,
ABOUT THE WAY THINGS TURNED OUT.
If you've been reading my website, you know what I mean!
I MEAN THIS VETERAN WAS ABUSED
BY STATE OF PA CIVIL SERVICE
WHO SHOWED CONTEMPT FOR THE LAW -
THE VETERANS' "RULE OF 3".
LOATHESOME STATE REPRESENTATIVES
ON THE VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE!
And, by the way, on a much, much more positive note,
I am thrilled with the results of the election in Middletown.
I received twice as many votes as when I won the primary.
Thank you to all who voted for me!
In other words, in this town of approximately 10,000 citizens,
I received more votes than 9,999.
I made some excellent contacts,
and made my points to those who are capable of understanding
You know - The Man In The Arena
"It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
And Here's Another
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise
LOOK AGAIN. THEN DECIDE.
You may get it wrong the first time.
Be Brave. Think For Yourself.