Thursday, September 22, 2011




Well, the blog is pretty much a therapy for the pain of daily news and one's reaction to it. Just to express things without going too far off the deep end. Bottom line, we're all affected by this shit that seems to have a life of it's own, unfolding before our eyes. The 60's was partially about getting off the sidelines and into the mix...that enough people could matter. That the music could matter, that the opinions could matter.That the 'collective we' could be more than the intent written on some sacred scroll. Perhaps, the blog is a remnant of what my family tried to teach me way back then: be involved and don't get caught watching from the safety of the couch...

Yeah, Obama is all things to a country in turmoil. The savior, scapegoat, imbecile, brilliant mind, in-over-his-head stooge...he's whatever all three hundred million of us want him to be each and every day our car doesn't start, wife walks out, dog up and dies. What can you do? The country is not the same, nobody wants to jump in and help, just point give the finger. There may be big trouble ahead on the economic front. But hey, he did say way back when that we are in the shit for years...he said it! Guess that just got lost in our mind's eye of Inaugural Ball highlights and Kennedy expectations...

I would love to open a magazine, newspaper or blog and read about just one of Obama's cabinet members coming to his defense. This was standard procedure in past administrations. Even the worst of the lot, G. Gordon Liddy, was outspoken. But Arne Duncan? Where is he? Haven't seen hide nor hair of him defending his teammate. The general consensus is that the best hope for America is a revitalized education system. This makes him more important than Tim 'The Great Gazoo' Geithner. Where's Duncan's plan? And what of Bill Daley? Last time I saw him was in the President's emergency operations center gazing at Bin Laden's demise. Isn't he supposed to be walking point for his boss? 

No, the only one out there defending the President is someone who knows the pain first hand, Bill Clinton. Interesting that the guy everyone wanted placed in the town square stocks for criticizing then candidate Obama, is the only one who's got his back now. It's also sad. For the President has given us much to be grateful for. The only expectation I had for President-Elect Obama was that he save America's financial system from collapse. I remember thoughts usually reserved for the foxhole: 'If I can just get though this with my (financial) life and limbs intact. I'LL NEVER ASK THE PRESIDENT FOR A THING! PLEASE! Just this once'...

BROKER: "Hey are you OK? It's over. It's going to be alright"...

BLOGGER: "Yes, of course. BTW, when is that liberal-ass pansy in the White House going to do something about Bin Laden? My international portfolio is killing me!"


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