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"The long, tortured debate exposed toxic partisanship and legislative dysfunction in Washington just when judicious efforts at reform were most needed," the contrived and completely unnecessary debt-ceiling crisis also exposed that America's real problem is not financial but political.[http://news.yahoo.com/debt-deal-set-pass-were-costs-045917154.htm] The debacle over the debt ceiling was not completely resolved when Senator Tom Coburn [R Oklahoma] said he would use parlimentary maneuvers to block Senate action to restore full operating authority to the FAA. This will cost the federal government... (more)
We have sung of grapes of wrath and a terrible swift sword
Of trampling the vineyards where greed grew and hate was stored
We did this while a terrible conflict raged and scourged the land
And millions fought and many fell so the Republic would still stand
In the midst of a Great Depression some believed could never happen here
A President stood on withered legs and declared the sole enemy was fear.
The country pulled together and waged a two front war with ferocious tyranny
There is not time for tricks and bickering when its win or not be free.... (more)
... threat of the intransigent refusal by fanatical Republicans to increase the debt ceiling. They have convinced him and most others that they will carry out their threat.
The willingness of the Speaker of the House, the Senate Minority Leader, and the Republican Gang members to discuss the crisis with the President and other Democrats is lavished with grateful praise to an almost nauseating extent.
The President has virtually excluded resolute Democratic voices from his inner councils during this period, so all he hears are troubadours of the fanatic faction. The isolation is... (more)
In early June of this year, I retired from teaching. This was a happy time because it meant I would be free of the demand and distractions of every day employment and I could turn my working hours toward writing my book A Republic If We Can Keep It and articles, poems, and other items for BrooWaha and elsewhere. It was also a poignant time, because to some extent I was going to introduce degrees of separation into my relationships with an extraordinary band of professionals. All of these exemplary women and men were by their ages, young enough to be my children. All of these wonderful people... (more)
...citizenship and we must make a firm commitment to preserving this heritage and ensuring this opportunity for our posterity and ourselves. We must answer the trumpet's summons and keep the Republic for our children. We must nobly save, not meanly lose the last best hope of humankind. This is a crisis like that of 1776. We, and our children, despite their tender years, live in truly turbulent times. Their youth neither protects nor excuses them from the honor and challenge of citizenship. Our other roles and the pressures we face clearly do not excuse us from the duty to preserve, protect... (more)
... for dowry in a smart, intelligent way and then later proclaim that ‘we didn’t ask for anything, we didn’t get any anything’?
How would it feel to lose a young, lively and beautiful daughter? How would it feel to hear her cry, sob with pain?
What would it be like to face a crisis that haunts most fathers and daughters in India?
Also, if Dowry means “stri-dhan”(gifts given by parents to their daughter, a property of the woman, her share of her parent’s wealth) then why is she tormented and trampled for her own wealth?
Can India contain the benefits... (more)
In 2008 Americans went to the polls to vote for a president. They thought they were electing a new leader with new plans for America. What they got, instead, was a liar. Barack Hussein Obama is a liar from the jump. He is as charismatic as a snake oil salesman but the potion he is pedaling is more dangerous than any snake oil salesman ever pushed.
He promised change but no one dared to ask, “Change TO what?” Americans who voted for the liar were all so convinced that anything was better than George W. Bush – except John McCain – that Obama was ushered into the White House without... (more)
...hard questions.. That's not the promise of the ' America ' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you? I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis being the first.)Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield... (more)
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