After weeks of saying he will not run for president, after answering the question hundreds of times with what I thought was a solid "no", America awaits a decision by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Chris Christie has said that he will is not ready to be president. I thought that was a wise decision, because he needs to develop a track record of success and accomplishment in order to be elected in good faith by the American people. But, if you ask what we did four years ago, we elected a president whose only qualification and experience was that he was running for president of the United States. How did that work out? We got a uniter who is more divisive, and a solutions person who can't solve economic problems. It looks like the bar has clearly been lowered.
It is interesting to read and see all the short-sighted, little, cute observations about politics and history. Over 99% of people commenting on the state of affairs nationally and internationally have no idea about how we came to be where we are today. Muddled in the middle of the right and the left, we are clueless.
In the 20th century, two opposing and very strong forces came to loggerheads and fought World War II. On the left were those who supported equality, desired or forced on them by totalitarian governments. They were represented politically as communists and socialists. Communism won out over more tolerant socialism because one of the powers of the world, the Soviet Union, adopted the more extreme.
Oh, the parade of political candidates and right-wing lobby groups! They sure know how to show their purity. They sure know how to strut their "Christianity." They absolutely know how to have Jesus give saliva tests and litmus tests. Read the Gospels! Check out how Jesus of Nazareth equates to...
Deporting 21 year olds who migrated to the U.S. with their parents when they were infants, and the only nation and culture they know is the United States of America.
Not being able to run on his record, President Obama is proposing a stimulus bill to be paid for by the richest 1% in America. That's what he wants us to believe, anyway.
After three years of failed policy, the current administration wants to waste another half trillion dollars .the good news is- it's going to be paid for by taxes will be paid by a bunch of faceless millionaires. Conservatives are painting millionaires as businesspeople who go out and work every day trying to expand their businesses and when the time is right, will do some hiring. They call them job creators. Democrats see millionaires as a bunch of greedy people who get their money because there are a bunch of dumb people who are somehow handing it over to them. Although, I find this true when I think about the millionaires who are in professional sports, movie making, and recording artists. I don't see them creating a lot of jobs-tax them.
...here are some easy questions that refer directly to the presidential campaign and the self-assurance each current candidate tries to exhibit about their faith. Inasmuch as there are no Moslems or Jews among the candidate list, we focus on the "Christianity" espoused by the eager candidates. Regarding their recent speeches, debates, and proclamations, these questions should be easy:
Who is Joseph Smith? Why is his brand of Christianity in question at this time?
Did you see Gumby on Google's homepage today? He's there in celebration of what would have been Art Clokey's 90th birthday!
“Art Clokey was an innovator in the field of animation and also a compassionate, inspiring artist,” said Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino. “We were excited to work with the incredibly talented animator Anthony Scott to produce this doodle, and we hope that it brightens your day!”
You can read more about Art Clokey here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Clokey
Join us tomorrow, Thursday October 13th at 6:00 PM, for our next Theatrical Thursday!
We will be watching "Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil". It is rated PG for some mild rude humor, language, and action, and runs 86 minutes long.
Refreshements will be available for purchase.
It is laughable the way the right-wingers like to exaggerate out of proportion the very things they do themselves and to themselves. Rick Perry has made statements and uses this in his TV ads in addressing Mitt Romney directly: "No amount of money, no matter how large, can buy back the past." Talk about class warfare!
The Republican Party should be a shoo-in to win the next presidential election. But they cannot even control their own party, let alone the nation. The Florida Republicans ignored and rejected the national GOP party order to hold the primary election at a certain time. They chose a much earlier time for their primary. The national GOP threatened sanctions against the Florida Repubilcans just as they had done in the last presidential primary. And this political party wants to criticize Obama for inexperience and lack of leadership! Other states have also ignored the orders from the national GOP.
Next week, Oct. 16-22, is Teen Read Week! This year's theme is "Picture It @ Your Library".
And you're being challenged to create a visual version of your favorite book's title in a photo contest! The contest is open to teens aged 13-18. You can read all about the contest here: www.ala.org/teenread
When the occupying of Wall Street movement began, I will admit that I thought that it would be perhaps only a couple of days and everybody would go home. Nothing would've changed, but isn't that how demonstrations like these work? Make some noise, get a little publicity, then go home and continue your routine.
The movement is growing. There are demonstrations across the country including Milwaukee. But, let's ask the bigger question. What is being accomplished? There seems to be no coherent message. Everybody is a spokesperson. And, the movement is being lauded as the progressives' answer to the tea party. Yet the tea party had a message. They wanted smaller, less intrusive, less expensive government. And they were taxed enough already.
In a plot line that only the most bigoted among us could ever concoct, the notorious Koch Brothers, the rich, right-wing Neanderthals, have purchased a slave in the year 2011. Herman Cain, a black Republican, is being financed by the Brothers Grim. They are clear in the ironic twist they are proposing.
Long considered extremists, and sometimes considered bigots, and also known for their Middle Ages perspective on workers, the poor, the middle class, etc., they have taken on a heretofore relative unknown black man, and digging into their bottomless pit of money, they have helped to thrust him into the GOP presidential mix. Why? Well, I suppose their distorted thinking has them certain that no one could call them bigots if they supported a black candidate. Imagine a mind that thinks that way!
Take a couple of these and call me in the morning:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com "Long Ties to Koch Brothers Key to Cain's Campaign" -Oct. 16, 20011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room
Join us next week, Thursday October 27th, at 6:00 PM for our next Theatrical Thursday!
We will be watching "Zookeeper". It is reated PG for some rude and suggestive humor and language, and is 102 minutes long.
We hope to see you here!
The Brown Deer Public Library will host author, E. Adekunle-Wilson for a discussion of her book, Celebrating Good Black Men: Granddad, Greats & Dad on Tuesday evening, November 1st.
The program will take place from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Community Room. Ms. Adekunle-Wilson is the founder and chief executive officer for Life Solutions Enterprises 365 and is an adjunct professor of Childhood Education for Concordia University-Wisconsin.
Tuesday November 1st
Library Community Room
The Brown Deer Public Library will host author, E. Adekunle-Wilson for a discussion of her book, Celebrating Good Black Men: Granddad, Greats & Dad.