Haven't been posting much lately because all of it would be negative except for what I would post about tennis, CIA, and other agencies including our military men and women who put their lives on the line daily for our safety. Thank you, Alphabet Agencies!
Not the tennis folks, of course. They add pure skill and an example of the pursuit of goals through discipline and hard work. And they are fun to watch except when one may be heading for a tiny little bitty linesman/woman with a tennis racket swinging. But on to lighter things...
Why isn't Michelle Obama doing the dealing on the Olympics? You know and I know who wears the slacks in that family and she'd come back with the contract with the Olympics in hand for Chicago - why for the life of me we'd want to hold the Olympics there and risk international athletes being killed or maimed by Chicago gangs defies understanding - or maybe a few gang folks would just happen to settle a few scores in Belgium or wherever the Pres has flown off to.
Now, I like Michelle for this reason. She is honest. She's told us when she's been proud of her country and she doesn't apologize for America (us and our terrible behavior) over and over again. Perhaps the President will eventually run out of things to apologize for but I doubt it.
But a President who has not met with His hand-picked General in Afghanistan to decide on troop increases in over 100 days is - well, maybe - MIA, or derelict in the performance of his duties as President. Instead he'd rather be the lobbyist for his buds in Chicago.
AND, the Iranians, God love 'em, have won AGAIN. Whoopee! More talks or we're gonna get really, really angry and extend the talks farther out. No wonder that one man was smiling all over himself at the negotiations table. They can hardly contain their laughter. But we're talking (as we always have been).
At least the Israelis are not under any delusions of their own grandeur and that is good for them and for us.
I want our president to do well for us but I just don't get the "I'm for America" feeling from him. That is not a criticism; that's just the truth. I don't think "being an American" is in him. And, it is not whether he is half-white, half-Arab or whatever. He was reared by a mom who was a devout Marxist and who did not like America. Stronger words can be used but no need. His formative years in days when we used to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag with our little hands over our hearts in elementary school, Barack spent studying Islam.
His roots are not based in America until he was 10 or 11 and then he lived in Hawaii with his maternal white grandparents who sent him to the best schools available. He does not have the background of the average white or black American family. He is as elite in his own way as many of our presidents have been.
Let me state here as clearly as I can, while I might laugh at the goings-on, I want nothing more than for the Republicans to win one of the houses of Congress in 2010 - either the House or the Senate; AND I most emphatically want Mr. Obama to complete His ONE four year term in the White House with no harm coming to him or his family. The greatest thing would be for the Executive Branch, like Bill Clinton, to suffer the loss of the House or the Senate in 2010, and then to end in defeat in 2012. I don't know if those things can or will happen but Americans must keep our President physically safe.
I am waiting for Him to go out of campaign mode and become the leader of the "free world". I am waiting for him to "man up" and not act in such a manner that gets Him denigrated by Sarkozy although I would have liked to see that because I like Sarkozy and still don't believe it happened.
As our freedoms are slipping away under a smoke screen of silken tussles under the rubric of "health care", it is Ground Hog Day in America under this Executive. Bill Murray goes to sleep at night and when he awakes in the morning, the alarm clock begins with the same song and the same weather report. But underneath, the termite czars are never sleeping and they are tearing down our republic.
And where will Mr. Obama pop up on TV today?