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How Tiger Woods Actions help demoralize America
By Lisa Richards
February 19, 2010
First, I would like to start this column by apologizing to all the boys in elementary school whom I bit, kicked in the shins, as well as my fifth grade art teacher, who said I was to driving her to a nervous breakdown, and every substitute teacher forced to teach a class with Lisa Richards in it.
I further wish to apologize to my mother for my lack of house-cleaning skills—or rather disdain of such. Sorry Mother, but I prefer shopping, horses, tennis, and golf. And why should I make a bed that will be unmade in ten hours, or clean boots that will be mucked again in 24 hours?
I am also sorry for stealing Mother’s Cadillac when I was 16: it was a Cadillac, totally fabulous, I was 16, and again, it was a Cadillac. And I apologize for doing the same, that year, with Dad’s new sports car. I am deeply sorry.
I am deeply sorry and utterly disgusted that golf, a game for which my family has been pro’s in since the 1920’s, has been invaded by a sex-addicted whoring womanizer who can’t keep his clubs to himself. I’m speaking of course about Tiger Woods, PGA’s repentant hero who deserves to have me, and every other American woman, wipe our mucky riding boots on his face.
Woods gave a 14 minute press conference, apologizing so much (more to the public than his wife and children, whom he’s destroyed), it became obvious the entire event was nothing more than a well-coordinated media stunt to help smooth his way back into the PGA and advertisement endorsements. Even Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera, who told Megan Kelly his past, is no better than Tiger’s, thought the apologies were over the top and calculated for ulterior motives. read more »
Comparing George Washington's Philosophy to Teddy Roosevelts Power-grab
Save The Tea, Dump The Leaders!
By Lisa Richards
February 16, 2009
“All I dare hope, is, that, if in executing this task I have been too much swayed by a grateful remembrance of former instances, or by an affectionate sensibility to this transcendence proof, of the confidence of my fellow citizens; and have thence too little consulted my capacity as well as disinclination for the weighty and untried cares before me; my error will be palliated by the motives which misled me, a d its consequences be judged by my Country…”
First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789
George Washington understood the great job granted him by the American people, he knew he must uphold his duty honorably, he was obligated to “…renounce every pecuniary compensation [financial rewards] …and must accordingly pray that the pecuniary estimates for the station [of President of the United States]…be limited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought to require.” Washington became president to serve the people, work for the people, to be held accountable to and for everything he did. His pay, he believed, was to go toward his public service, not personal whims.
That philosophy is now considered whimsical.
Washington wanted to serve, not dictate or control. He had no desire for a life term befitting monarchs like today’s leaders. Washington saw his role as one bestowed upon him with honor he must uphold or leave office in disgrace.
That attitude today is considered old-fashioned.
On May 8, 1798, Washington told the House of Representatives that he viewed his “…past endeavors in Service of Country” as being “far overpaid by its [America’s] goodness…” He further declared he did not feel the presidency deserved such high pay since he could not guarantee perfection in his leadership. He told the House he would “rely” on their “wisdom” in deciding what he deserved financially. read more »
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By Lisa Richards
November 3, 2009
“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” read more »