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Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech (Photo credit: [togr])
In front of 170 W 130 St., March on Washington...
What it was all about originally, March on Washington, l to r, Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director, and Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of Administrative Committee / World Telegram & Sun photo by O. Fernandez. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obviously you have noticed that Obama never makes a decision.  The President of the United States needs to be the biggest decision-maker in the world, but this one’s training as a community organizer only allows him to stir up trouble, conflict and derision. If he does decide on something he shuffles it off to congress so they are the ones responsible if the decision was a bad one.  The President never acts quickly; Obama is like Nero, strumming while Rome burned…BHO plays golf while America suffers.   And congress seems to be a bedfellow of the man. 

English: Seal of the President of the United S...
English: Seal of the President of the United States Español: Escudo del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Македонски: Печат на Претседателот на Соединетите Американски Држави. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“It’s No Privilege”

“It’s a right,” she said and so say many students who attended the MLK 50th Anniversary March on Washington.  The “Gimme’ Generation” think everything is a right!  Some of their other comments were also amusing – well they would’ve been – had they not been so disturbing. 

April 30: George Washington becomes the first ...
April 30: George Washington becomes the first President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia) and oh how he is weeping now.

 The reason for my saying that is because there are so many with warped views of what a “right” (entitlement or freedom in this use) is and what is a privilege (to grant somebody special rights or freedoms) they don’t seem to know the difference.  And so, they also have a distorted view of what a presidency should be and how a president should act.  Many honestly believe this is how a country is to be run (down). 

 Tiny giveaways (they don’t realize are being paid in return for their freedom) the regime offers seems so nice to many have not’s.  However, the giveaways will end and then the have not’s will possess less than previously, i.e. freedom.  Those many student’s admit that a, “Job” is a right and not just a privilege.  One student went on to say, “Everyone has the right to a job,” and yet another said. “I don’t care if you’re college, high school, you dropped out, or whatever,” to them it is a right and not something you need to put effort into. 

English: Barack Obama, President of the United...
English: Barack Obama, President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One person even stated that free condoms and clean syringes are constitutional rights.   Apparently universities are not teaching what the Constitution is really about.  Instead they teach what Barack Hussein Obama is about and as my neighbor’s boy told me…”Barack is cool man!”

 And so we will go down in history as the greatest and strongest country ever, but also as the most deplorable and weakest nation ever. 

Steve Richie

Hi folks, Two lives in one lifetime. The first me, lived to age thirty-four. That Steve was overly confident and oozing with pride. Then, on a record heat-setting day (107º) here in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, a one car near-fatal wreck left me in a two-month long coma. I emerged much as I was before minus certain physical capabilities, but my mind seemed mostly in tact. The crash and its effects did not change me (I emerged a happy individual) but the deeds perpetrated against me in the ensuing months from my wife of sixteen years scared and humbled me as I was dragged down with nothing left by my wife who now had guardianship over all of our accounts. And neither would she allow me to see our kids. She took everything out of, "Our" names and changed them to her name only; then would not allow me to our home and divorced me. I was angry, but no more. I spent half of 1988 and more than half of 1989 in hospitals, nursing homes and a three month stint at a head-injury rehab center where I was being taught how to re-enter society as this different person, that I didn't know. I was not able to return to my previous line of work, a self-employed decorator, you know, painting and paperhanging. It was a physical job which required much dexterity, finesse, and a good grasp of numbers. I returned to the beginning, school, but on a community college level. One of the instructor's liked my writing and I began focusing my attention on that. I attended classes at, "The Loft," A Place for Writers in Minneapolis. While there, a classmate of mine was having her friend from New York, a CBS executive, to her home for the holidays and asked me if she could do a critique on a couple chapters of a book I was writing, "A Day I'll Never Remember" and I obliged. When she returned to class the following Monday she told me that the exec wanted a ten-page synopsis of the book for a possible movie; I was excited. After obliging for that also, I never saw or heard from her or the guy from CBS. Next thing I knew I was watching a movie called, "Regarding Henry" starring Harrison Ford and the scenes of therapy were exactly like what I went through and had written about. Regarding Henry - could've been my story except that, "Henry" got his head injury from a gunshot and his wife stayed with him throughout the ordeal. Coincidence I'm sure, though, the therapy scenes entailed what I described in the book so I always wondered..... My hope, my dream is to bolster our income for my daughter and for myself. I am and have been raising this beautiful, talented little girl who was diagnosed with autism at age two, since 2006 singlehandedly. I divorced her mother the same year following complaints that I spent too much time with our daughter. However, Stephanie began school with no need for special education. She has been reading since age four and understanding what she'd read. Stephanie maintains straight "A's" on her report card, has published two books (through school) and has been selected as an, "Honors" student for seventh grade English. My ex moved to New York to be closer to her sister and has been remarried now for a number of years. Well, that's only a snippet of my sixty-one years and I would like to thank you for reading, thank you.

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