A series of notes over the last three days


Bobby Jindal wants the US Government to pay ALL of Louisiana’s costs for Hurricane Isaac.  This after Obama gave LA and MS emergency status.  This is a Republican who cries for less government.

Charlie Crist, former Republican governor of FL endorsed Barack Obama because of womens’ rights.

The Repubs platform calls for unlimited ammo belts, drums – also 14th Amendment to add rights to fetus, but not for women.

Will Romney lead the party or will the party lead him?

Pretty Woman is playing twice a night on AMC Monday through Thursday this week – I used it as an example of understanding how Bain Capital (Corporation) works in a previous blog (Bain Corporation and Romney).

The Feds provided $1.3 billion to the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 to help Romney bail them out.  More than was spent on Atlanta in 1996.

Miners in Romney political ad were told it was mandatory to go to the rally.  The mine closed for the day and they all lost a day’s pay.  The owner of the mine gave money to the Romney campaign.

How many of you know that the Mormon church didn’t even recognize black people as people until 1975?

Ann speaks of Romney’s success.  Yet he had a great start from a family with money and prominence.

Barack Obama, on the other hand, became successful literally on his own.  He had a single mother, a missing father, and a loving grandmother.  There was no money and no fame.  Yet he grew up to go to Harvard and get a law degree.  He helped people who had no money or prominence, yet he managed to become a Senator and President.  He really was the “any child who could grow up and become President.”

Tuesday night speeches were about the Republicans, and the speech makers themselves – not about Mitt.

Republicans – take this country back?  What exactly does that mean?  “We don’t want anyone else having any say in America!”  What UNITED States.  I for one don’t want to go back to the Bush era.  Anyway, I wrote a blog about it yesterday, under that title “Take this country back”, and sent it out to several news shows as well as posting it here.

In the speeches on Tuesday night I heard no words at all about the Bush wars.  And Christie was speaking against firefighters and policemen, and against unions.

Ohio governor Kasich  talked about the economy, saying Ohio added jobs.

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell blamed Obama for not passing a budget (and whose fault was that?), and about the economy.

The Dow has doubled from 6500 to 13,000+ points since Obama took office.

John McCain won’t be happy until we go to war with another country (Iran and Syria).  Why should our young people throw their lives on the sacrificial stone for the men who declare wars, but keep their own children out of it?  Why must our youth be thrown away at the feet of the industrial machine which provides the machines of war?

Why do conservatives believe government is too big for our own country, but it needs to be bigger and wealthier in every other country?

John McCain wants war, war, war.  Maybe it is because he chose to stay in the Hanoi Hilton rather than accept his freedom and then go bomb the hell out of them.

For shame, warmonger!

Counter-terrorism.  How do I feel about that?  (Answer is, I don’t know, but it might make a good blog later on.)

What is American Exceptionalism?  If I were from another country, I might take exception to that thought.

Carol Stepp, Austin, TX

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About carolstepp

Music is about the most important thing in my life, and I follow a large number of musicians, particularly Irish, Scots, Classical, Crossovers of any of these. I was writing a blog about Celtic Thunder regularly on MySpace, and now I have left them after a year, and will start writing my blogs here. I am 70, retired, living on Social Security, and have a lot of social network fans.
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