I am finding it hard to fathom why we are calling Obama a hero in the death of a terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. From all the news reports, it seems that it was our great military that carried out the mission, and put their lives on the line to protect each and every one of us.
Don't get me wrong, I am extremely glad that OBL is no longer walking the soil of this earth as the next person. I have to wonder, why now? Is this part of Obama's re-election plan? That he needs to improve his record of leadership and running this country. And what better way to do that then to take out enemy number one.
As Congress returned to Washington, DC yesterday after their two week vacation, there was not one mention on the news about the economy, unemployment, debt-ceiling or the budget.
America's problems still exist Mr. President, and you have probably added some more. We can all cheer that the mastermind of September 11, 2001 has been brought to justice, but this doesn't come without a price. We entered another country without their knowledge and carried out a military operation. Does our Commander-in-Chief not think there will be serious repercussions from this action? So much for foreign policy. I just hope that the hype from the outcome from this military action outweighs the possible fallout.
Bringing one terrorist to justice is not the makings of a great President, nor does it make him a hero. I am sure our Campaigner-in-Chief will ride out the glory in his attempt to be re-elected. Nothing has really changed in his lack of leadership to turn our nation around and be on a road to prosperity, instead of the road that we are on that very soon ends at the edge of a cliff. read more »
I am sure there are thousands of blogs today with the news that our Nation's number one enemy Osama Bin Laden is dead. That the front pages of every newspaper in America carries this news. What makes it even more satisfying, his death comes at the hand of the United States Military. I don't know how we can ever show our gratitude and thanks to those brave soldiers, but must remember that our brave soldiers don't serve for the glory, they serve our great country to keep all of us safe and protect our freedoms. This is a debt to each and everyone of our service men and women, that I doubt we can ever repay or express the amount of pride that we have for each and every member of the military.
I remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2001. I was standing in my kitchen, the television was on in the living-room with the sound muted. I remember glancing at the television and watching a plane crash into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I remember thinking that there must have been something wrong with the plane or the pilot, for such an unbelievable mistake to be made. And then the second tower was hit. The Pentagon was hit, and another plane had crashed in Pennsylvania. As the reports began to confirm that this was an act of terrorism, the towers collapsed. I will never forget that moment, it was like you were watching it in slow motion, that this possibly could not be happening in America.
Unfortunately the “War on Terror” is not over. American soil is probably an even bigger target now that we have eliminated their leader. Our diligence to patriotism and freedom cannot waiver in the days ahead. Americans must unite for the safety of our country and do whatever is necessary to be prepared for the undoubted retaliation that will come. It may not come today or tomorrow, but it will come. We are not going to know when, or in what form a terrorist attack in revenge will be attempted. read more »
I did not arise at 4am to watch the Royal Wedding because I knew that it would be replayed throughout the day. What I have watched, I think we can learn a very valuable lesson. Respect. I have to say I was amazed at the amount of respect that each one of the well-wishers portrayed as they ushered in to Buckingham Palace. This crowd was unbelievably respectful of the officers that held the line, knowing that these officers were unarmed, and outnumbered. It shows a true and undeniable love of country, and a level of respect that there is no comparison.
After watching, I have to wonder what has happened to respect and love of the red, white and blue. We aren't seeing much of it these days, and have to wonder if it is only going to get worse as inflation gains momentum, unemployment rises, lack of leadership from our President, and a Congress that doesn't act on the voice of the voters.
When there are plans for a sticker campaign against American corporations to attempt to bully people not to buy their products. Not only is this vandalism, but a complete and utter disrespect of freedom, for these corporations to make their own choices. And for the people that buy those products must wonder what the repercussions will be if they purchase one of the stickered items.
Maybe the President should take notice. We are supposed to be teaching our children that bullying is unacceptable. But why should he, when members of his own administration are using bullying tactics. When you have Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner preaching that if the debt-ceiling is not raised by July 8th that the sky is going to fall in the form of the United States of America is going to default. What better scare tactic then to put into the minds of the nation that unless we borrow even more money, then the United States will be in complete financial ruin on July 8th. read more »
After all this time, it has to make me wonder why the President did not just release the birth certificate years ago, when the issue first arose. Is this just more of Obama's game playing?
I could care less about his birth certificate. The thing that concerned me was his blatant disregard for his promise to the American People of more “transparency” in government.
Once again, in his speech yesterday, his tone and rudeness toward the nation is unacceptable. He pretty much told every American that questioned his birth certificate that they were silly. I doubt that every person that questioned the validity of the birth certificate thinks their silly, since this was an idea planted by the President himself with his refusal to produce it.
And lets not forget his “more important things to do”, as he sped off from the press conference to catch a plane for a taping of “Oprah” and more re-election campaigning in New York City. Huh, with the debt crisis, rising inflation, three wars, unemployment increasing, gas and food prices, and his more important things to do is a talk show. Jeez, that's real leadership.
If the birth certificate issue is such a distraction from the real issues that face our nation then why is he still talking about it. From clips of the upcoming Oprah Show he is talking about it, and he continued to talk about it at the three fundraisers that he attended last night. Drop it. Move on, and start addressing the real issues that speeches are given about, but lack of viable solutions and complete lack of action and leadership is what our nation is receiving. read more »
There is probably not a person that owns a vehicle that has not felt the pain at the pump. Has had second thoughts about a trip to the store, and decided that they really don't need to go, because they didn't want to burn up the gold in their tank. Personal home budgets are being revised to try to figure out where they are going to shift money to cover the rising fuel prices. Like most families, conserving gas with less trips, and eliminating the non-essentials in their budget, entertainment, movies, dinners out, trips to the hair and nail salons, anything they can absolutely live without.
I don't think Obama understands this concept. Families are further conserving because of rising food and fuel prices, and are not spending on the non-essentials that are going to improve and grow our economy.
Our Presidents answer is to buy a more fuel efficient car. I don't know too many families that are conserving to extremes to feed their families and keep gas in their cars are going to be running out to buy the latest hybrid.
When the President nominates people like Steven Chu as Energy Secretary. Mr. Chu in September 2008 when interviewed by the Wall Street Journal: read more »
In the latest Rasmussen poll that came out yesterday, 70% of Americans believe that United States is on the wrong track.
Is this a sign that Americans have lost their spirit? And why wouldn't they?
With unemployment over 8% nationally, when economists estimate that it is more realistically around 19%. That only one out of every two home mortgages, the homeowner actually has equity in their home. Rising prices on food and fuel, and now instead of $5 per gallon by Memorial Day, don't be surprised at $6, because it has already reached the $5 mark in many US cities. A President that is more worried about being on the campaign trail, then leading this country. I could keep going, but I think that is depressing enough.
I believe that this is a sign that the American Spirit is stronger than ever. America is saying it is sick and tired of the lack of leadership from the White House. That Americans are realizing that they were duped in the 2008 election.
That this is a sign that Americans are resilient, hard working, survivors and still believe that the American Dream is possible. A clear message for a change of course, and a one term presidency.
As Ronald Reagan said on March 2, 1984:
“The difference between the path toward greater freedom or bigger government is the difference between success and failure; between opportunity and coercion; between faith in a glorious future and fear of mediocrity and despair; between respecting people as adults, each with a spark of greatness, and treating them as helpless children to be forever dependent; between a drab, materialistic world where Big Brother rules by promises to special interest groups, and a world of adventure where everyday people set their sights on impossible dreams, distant stars, and the Kingdom of God. We have the true message of hope for America”. read more »
Shocking, amazing, the Federal Government accumulates an additional $43,759.51 of debt every second, every second. This is what the average American earns per year before taxes.
I encourage everyone to check out the Federal debt at www.usdebtclock.org and watch it for one minute. After watching for one minute, ask yourself two questions: Does the United States Federal Government have a spending problem? Should Congress vote to raise the debt ceiling?
I cannot imagine anyone would not want, better yet, demand the drastic cuts that are needed to slow the clock, and raising the debt ceiling to allow even more borrowing is going to make the debt clock go faster.
Democrats and our Campaigner-in-Chief are hell bent on using scare tactics and baseless rhetoric to achieve their goal, raise taxes.
In yesterdays speech on Facebook, the President calls “their” plan “radical” and not “particularly courageous”. It's a sad state of affairs that every time the President speaks that I am finding myself going to www.factcheck.org to find out what is the truth and what is yet another scare tactic or complete untruth. It's ridiculous and sad that there is not enough faith in what our country’s leader says because he has not kept the promises he made to the American people. read more »
Anyone that has made a trip to the local grocery store recently knows they are paying more at the checkout.
We are paying more at the pump, and lets not forget we are coming upon the customary “summer season”, where we see our annual rise at the pump because of a rise in demand. There are some estimates that we will see $ 5 per gallon by Memorial Day, it's not going to take that long, and once it gets there, that “fictional” number, there is no going back.
If you have been to the local grain store to pick up that bag of chicken, rabbit, alpaca or horse grain. Be prepared to pay more, and at the rate it is rising, you can plan to add your daughters pet rabbit in the backyard as a line item in your personal household monthly budget.
Is this the trickle down effect? Where does it start? What is one of the things that is related to each and every one of these items that prices are rising at impact speed? And no sign of reversing?
Watching the news over the weekend, with the devastating storms that ripped through several states, the tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers.
Today is Patriot's Day in Maine. The “new” Tax Day. Patriot's day is not the reason for the change in our annual Tax Day this year. It was changed for a holiday that actually fell last Saturday in Washington, DC. Still don't quite understand the logic of changing the filing deadline of our tax dollars, that our government needs, for a holiday that falls the day after the eagle has landed.
There was a very quiet victory this week for our nation. Not much media coverage, no debates that I saw on the news or cable news networks, that National Prayer Day, is constitutional. A day that has been set aside since the Second Continental Congress, on July 20, 1775, “a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer, asking guidance and wisdom for the troubled times ahead”. A day that was chosen annually by the President, until 1988 when it was set to the first Thursday in May by Congress.
Congratulations America, one of your rights has been returned. Choice. Nowhere does it say that you have to pray on National Prayer Day, you have the choice to partake or decline.
America, we need all the help we can get. National Prayer Day is going to closely coincide with the vote to raise the debt ceiling. I hope each and every member of Congress is “asking for guidance and wisdom for the troubled times ahead”, and votes NO to raising the debt ceiling and accumulating additional debt.
This morning the S & P has down graded the long term outlook of our nations debt to negative from stable, although we still have a “AAA” credit rating, because the bills are still being paid, but the stock market is dropping like a rock this morning. The world is taking notice that the American financial house is in serious trouble, and our Federal Government is doing very little about it to reverse the direction that is leading straight to bankruptcy. read more »
The definition of thriftness is “not letting myself or others spend that which is not necessary”. Quite a profound thought.
A very important lesson to remember on this day, a message that we need to continue to voice and be heard in Washington, DC.
There is no perfect solution. If life was perfect, then America would not be withstanding the financial crisis before us.
President Obama says we need to dig a little deeper, act like grown-ups, excuse me he changed that to “act like adults”. I think we need to teach him the thriftness and value of a dollar, because he obviously doesn't know what that means.
It means freedom and liberty, people worked hard to earn it. They are the individuals that are going to have to make the choice of how they are going to utilize that dollar to best take care of their family, and maintain some sense of semblance of normalcy.
In the President's “re-do budget” speech, which, by the way I am still not over the tone he used and speaking to the American people like we are the ones that need to be reprimanded.
In one part of his monologue he mentioned, “ And as most families understand, a little credit card debt isn’t going to hurt if it’s temporary”. WRONG! How does he expect the average American to pay that back? Are we supposed to learn our lessons from the Federal Government, and not being able to pay “our” credit card debt, and asking to raise the debt ceiling, because they have maxed out Americas credit card?
When the majority of American families have been forced to conserve, because of the recession, unemployment, illness, or just hoping that the ends meet at the end of the month because of rising prices of food, gas, and necessities. We the people value each and every single dollar, there is no waste or fraud in our budgets, and there is no extra. It's called discipline. This is obviously a word that very few in our nations capital know, or if they do, its a moral value they choose to ignore. read more »