Framing the Dialogue

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Public Housing

The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners.  The people who live in the house did not earn the house, but were merely loaned the property by the actual owners, the taxpayers. Because of this, the residents do not have the “pride of ownership”. That comes with the hard work necessary to become owners. In fact, quite the opposite happens.

Community Organizer In Chief

Obama_mckrystal_cartoonAs I was hit by recent headlines detailing yet more deaths of American soldiers in Afghanistan while our president seems to dither about how to proceed with the war.  I recalled how Obama stressed that Afganistan was the right war and the war that we should fight.  He actually made this statement during his campaign;

“As President, I would deploy at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan to re-enforce our counter-terrorism operations and support NATO’s efforts against the Taliban. As we step up our commitment, our European friends must do the same, and without the burdensome restrictions that have hampered NATO’s efforts. We must also put more of an Afghan face on security by improving the training and equipping of the Afghan Army and Police, and including Afghan soldiers in U.S. and NATO operations.”

Separated At Birth – Walnuts/Emanuel

Peter PaulPaulie WalnutsGualtieri is a one of the most interesting characters on the Sopranos television series.  Paulie is one of the top advisers to the head of the family and is considered one of the most ruthless members.  He is considered heartless and volatile which seem to make him a very effective enforcer.  He is also part of the inner most circle and perhaps the most trustworthy of Tony Soprano’s crew.  Paulie has long been known to desire to move up in the organization.