Notes on Year-End Update Speech…


Obama’s year end update on his greatness: He shuffled all blame onto Sony for not showing the movie, “Interview,” but we all know what a grand, self praising, conceited, pompous person this is. Truth be told, the CEO of Sony contradicts the president on the movie release issue.

This was a year-end speech in which B. O. almost broke his arm patting himself on the back. He took credit for the oil being produced in the USA, “America’s now the number one producer in oil and number one in natural gas,” as if he helped it along.  These are private businesses that are doing that and not the government. Remember he was, and is, against the Keystone Pipeline.  No drilling on public land, that’s Barack, protect the earth worm.

“We’re saving drivers about seventy cents a gallon over last Christmas,” definitely not because of him, we are doing it in SPITE of him. He has been against Keystone Pipeline giving as reason, I think we saw a spotted owl there… Okay, okay, I’m being a little facetious, but I’m sure you know what I mean.

He congratulated himself for the auto industry bailouts having repaid every last dime, really? I didn’t notice any extra change in my pocket, did you? B.H.O. says the auto industry is poised to have the best year since 2005, ahem, wasn’t that when a certain Republican was president? Just a note – the foreign exchange rate in the Philippines (and I was there to take advantage of it) was the highest it had ever been fifty-six pesos to one U.S. Dollar in 2004 when George W. was President, but now that rate has dropped to forty-three pesos to one U.S. Dollar; which goes to show how B.O. has been perceived on the world stage; actually he is perceived exactly how he is, but I don’t want to draw any red lines. View him with rose-colored glasses if you must, but all I know is that from 2004 to 2007, unemployment was actually decreasing, but things went sour in 2008, and we’ve been trying to bounce back ever since and that info was provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

I don’t know how he can read from his list of crap – of fallacies. He spoke of the Affordable Care Act (he no longer affixes his name Obamacare to it because ACA is such an embarrassment) but says he got ten million people to sign up for it, again really? How many Americans lost health care insurance because of Obamacare and then had to go back and get it…he won’t tell you that. Enrollment is picking up he says…why is it picking up? Because more people have lost their health insurance he praised Obamacare at one time, as saving everyone that signs up for it, twenty-five hundred dollars and also said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor…if you like your health plan you can keep your health plan etc…one lie after the other and he just never stops, he is really sickening…will he find a way to run again in 2016 because if he does B.O. will surely win again, surely he will because…

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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