Some quick predictions about Obama’s “State of the Union” speech tonight…
There’ll be plenty of WHINE:
- I inherited massive debt from you know who
- I inherited a really poor economy
- I inherited four trillion dollars in debt
- I inherited two unpaid for wars
- You should pay no attention to the massive debt that I have incurred
- It would be a lot worse if I hadn’t done what I did (try and prove otherwise)
- 9 out of 10 economists agree with me (I ask the ones in the White House every day – it’s really 10 of 10, but I wanted to make it real)
A little over two weeks ago I wrote, excitedly, about a potential Republican candidate for president in 2012. Jon Huntsman had resigned as Ambassador to China and started an exploratory committee to seek the GOP nomination. Huntsman seems to have the right credentials for a Republican nod, but a few on the right are already criticizing both his cozy ties with Obama and China. I have pretty much given up on having another Ronald Reagan at the helm of the Republican Party and because I live in Pennsylvania with its late primary election date, the candidates are usually chosen. Huntsman or perhaps more for me his father seemed a likely middle ground.
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
Brief 1: Never content to accept a win, special interest groups (perhaps the bane of our society) have already begun to dissect America’s victory when a team of soldiers killed Osama. The Onondaga Indian tribe released a statement criticizing the use of the code name “Geronimo” for bin Laden,
“Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic group’s hero. Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity…Geronimo is arguably the most recognized Native American name in the world and this comparison only serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes about our people…Why would that be honorable to us? All they know is just cowboys and Indians, the stuff they saw on TV.”
Even before I reached my advanced age I was a list maker. Whether it be a shopping list, task list or the every present Honey-Do list there is usually one in my pocket. My obsession (or organization skill) is to the point where I will actually add a task to a work list after I have completed it. The task did not have to be on my original list. I just like to cross items off of my lists.