Posts Tagged ‘President’
So Washington D.C., if you listen to any of the current media over the last 48 hours is in flames.
While I’m sure its no picnic I doubt its as bad as the media makes it out. Or at least I had better hope so as I will be there in the middle of it, almost literally in 48 hours.
It was a madhouse right after the election back in November. This time doesn’t look to fare better. I had to create and send a safety plan to my project team describing actions to take for their personal safety as well as our corporate assets and vendors. Not the way I wanted to spend my weekend. But a necessary action just the same. never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups as the saying goes.
For myself, its all moot. No matter what ones position is political Trump was elected by the laws of our country.
In the Army we salute the rank, not the man. The Presidency is no different in my opinion.
If one can’t respect the person, then respect the office.
That’s the position I have taken for over 20 years. So for me anyway, not much has changed. Suck it up buttercup, and move out smartly.
As far as I am concerned once you lose your professional bearing in attempting to communicate a message, you have lost the debate.
For better or worse, we got Trump.
I have been very open on Twitter with the fact that I didn’t want Trump. I was also equally honest that my candidate, Gary Johnson didn’t have a huge chance, and that I am equally happy to see Hillary Clinton lose.
That said, I didn’t want or like Trump. Still don’t like him. No matter how I feel, or anyone else for that matter, all of that is moot. He was dully elected through our democratic process and is slated to be our 45th President.
When I was in the Army, we used to lament that we answer to the office, not to the person and I think that is very much how I view this election. It’s been the same way that I have viewed the last 8 years, frankly speaking.
Whether the populace was right or wrong we shall soon see. Buffoon or genius, gracious or insulting, power mad, or just plain mad will all be revealed in the coming days.
And like every other election since, we will decide if we have buyers remorse or are proud of our selection.
Time will tell. It always does.
That’s the 2009 estimate of how much we owe China in long-term debt.
And they are still buying it, just as hard as they can go.
With credit holdings totaling almost 1 Trillion dollars the idea that Dem’s think they can call Chinese leaders “dictators”, while demanding human rights in their country is to say the very least, foolish.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Allow me to welcome you to the new American Caste System!
Funded by our tax dollars, our soldiers blood and fueled by a leadership class who looks down its noses at our wishes, desires, and ideology.
Fear for the laws that you, by Constitutional right have passed, along with your fellow citizens?
You see, it has become a war my friends. A war not of bullets, of mortars, or guns, or even of words.
But of votes.
How you ask? Read On
Where’s the outrage we saw with Katrina?
Where’s the screaming? Where’s the blame? Where is the anxiety and the wild speculation?
And most importantly where, ladies and gentlemen, is the Federal Government?
Apparently celebrating Cinco De Mayo…a holiday that isn’t of this country.
The NRO has a list of statements made by Barrack Obama and their outcome.
Some of them are extremely telling.
A Few examples:
STATEMENT: “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.” (multiple times on the campaign trail)
EXPIRATION DATE: Broken multiple times, including the raised taxeson tobacco, a new tax on indoor tanning salons, but most prominently on February 11, 2010: “President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.”
STATEMENT: Then-Senator Obama declared that a recess appointment is “damaged goods” and has “less credibility” than a normal appointment. August 25, 2005.
EXPIRATION DATE: March 27, 2010: “If, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis.”
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