As a conservative and an accountant I am struggling to comprehend the ferocious support and defense of such a tragic record as President Barack Obama. I recently saw the movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
This relives the joy and excitement of America's first African-American president taking office and how exciting and festive it was for so many in this country. Many people defend Obama regardless of how many mistakes he makes.
I believe this helps to explain the ferocious defense of this president. Despite high unemployment, a horrendous rollout of the Affordable Care Act and a significant lowering of the prestige of this country, many Americans still view Obama as if he were on a pedestal.
To them those who criticize Obama are dragging down this hero and being a bunch of party-poopers. Thus anything, including name-calling and reporting, keeps this party going.
It is long past time for people to take down the balloons, clean up the party mess, take off the party hats and put on work gloves and hats.
Lenexa Employees’ purpose
Why are employees needed? Put bluntly, they are to increase or maintain a company's profits, which are referred to as the bottom line.
Once a task is repetitive, the information technologists take over, and the job is tirelessly done by automation and data processing. Perhaps government employment by election or appointment should be education's aim.
Lenexa Government choices
What are our choices? We could go with a large federal government that still maintains some of the vestiges of a republic but could use adjustments to the Constitution as to presidential powers and legislative prerogatives.
Or we could have a group of state legislatures run by a single governing body (the new Republican Party) that is backed by fundamental religious beliefs.
Undesirable are despotic regimes that deny:
a) The right of vote to non-constituents.
b) Free speech to educators.
c) A living wage to many.
d) The ability to seek grievances in the work place.
e) Removes federal address based on a greedy and ignorant few?
We are no longer a country, where each little group can find a homeland free from all others.
Shawnee Republicans’ plan
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out plans on moving the country forward. In the response from Republicans, it was stated they have a plan but once again neglected to say what it is.
During the portion of the president's speech, Republicans sat quietly when the issues of fair pay for women, raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits were raised. My question to Republicans is if you have a plan, why not give a few details?
As for Obamacare, Republicans have made it clear that they don't like it, admit we can't go back to the way things were but what do they intend to do to fix it? They claim they are for prosperity over politics, but again they only claim to have a plan without giving details.
Since taking control of the Congress in 2010, Republicans keep asking the president, “where are the jobs?” But they refuse to bring a jobs bill to the floor for a vote.
The president laid out a clear plan for putting people back to work, but apparently Republicans just want us to trust that they have a plan. Please, just tell us what the plan is.
Overland Park D.C.’s dysfunction
The public is sick of Washington’s dysfunction. I get it. It gets old.
That said, a siege is progress if capitulation is your next option. Look, the far left holds the reins of power in this country.
Blue Dog Democrats have been driven to ground. For conservatives to have a struck a deal over the last four years would have left us just a smidge to the right of Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers.
No thanks. No deal is better than a bad deal.
So what breaks the stalemate? I’m hopeful the shrill of the debate awakens moderates on both sides of the political aisle, and most importantly, gets them to re-engage in the political debate.
Their silence, particularly among Democrats, has been deafening. If conservatives chill and play the long game, the dysfunction of the past few years will not have been in vain.
Lenexa Marriage question
Legal decisions as to whether or not certain marital relationships should be approved are cause for violent controversy and wide spread acrimonious uproar because these nefarious relationships affect community and nation alike.
When cooler heads realize that marriage has forever traditionally been defined as one between a man and a woman, it’s easy to decide that the courts should speedily and summarily reject this certain questionable sex relationship. Of course I am referring to polygamy.
Shawnee Spinning planet
I suppose most people have pretty good knowledge of all the planet's problems. Actually, it is the people who have the problems, right?
The list of issues is longer than the Missouri River and wide, too. They include bad air, bad water, bad people, bad environment, unemployment, melting ice, starvation and overpopulation.
I am being kind with my descriptions. The words that actually apply here more than likely are unprintable.
In a nutshell man has created a mess for himself. But the planet just keeps spinning.
Those guys on TV asking for your money to keep folks in dire straights going the world over have ignored the real problem. I am guessing that a lot of what is going on is by design to maintain the status quo or increase it.
If you fixed the human reproductive process that would soon start to make some real inroads toward solving all of these problems, then a lot of those crying wolf would be out of a job.