When I was growing up, a good portion of my time was spent in the garden pulling weeds. From my grandfather, I learned that weeds, if allowed to grow unchecked would siphon the nutrients from the soil that the corn and tomatoes, potatoes, beans, pumpkins and watermelons needed in order to thrive. It was hard,
Tag: American values
The President’s jobs bill was defeated in the Senate last night. According to some, the Tea Party is to blame. The vote last night — we were very pleased with it. I was surprised with some newspapers saying ‘setback,'” Schumer said. “This is one more step as part of our plan, which is basically, first
Read Part I. The chart inset below is directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can see the original pdf that it is a part of simply by clicking on the image.
Somehow, we lost sight of the future in our mad dash to remake the present into something more palatable for our tired, weary eyes. We allowed those whom we elected to office to run amok, unchecked and unchallenged for far too long.
I have not yet read through my notes taken during the President’s State of the Union address last night. They are somewhere in state between chaotic and unprintable, so this is nothing more than an overview and a bit of editorial. I am concerned about several things in the President’s SOTU address last night. First