And So It Goes…

And so it goes…but I don’t want to hear any excuses from anybody, and especially not from the guy in charge of the country. Somebody once told me, “This is still the best country in the world.” Oh contrare, America was far and away the best country in the world – bar none – but the keyword here is – was.  The areas where we still have superiority were in place long before this current administration and its attempt bring them down.

I spent a few years in a third world country.  I must say that I see the once strong U. S. A. following many of that country’s lowly traits in place of them following our higher standards. The American was regarded as someone wise and knowledgeable, strong and almost infallible.  America should be setting the example of something to reach for.

I am afraid that after nearly eight years of Obama’s apologies where none were warranted, and our slow to act if we act at all, aid to our friends and supporter’s has made the American, one to be ashamed of his allegiance.


I mean we have been portrayed to the world as war mongers.  The world has been told that we torture some, and that we are a racist country; well who is portraying us in that light…BHO.    The same guy who let five terrorist’s go from GITMO in exchange for one deserter of the American uniform whose parents’ are Muslim and probably Bo B.  also.  Barack Obama didn’t rescue Sgt. Tamorresi – a Christian, why? It would have required only a phone call and no prisoner exchanges.  But that’s older news.

Barack Hussein Obama acts cowardly on the world stage by not assisting our allies and instead tuning away when the call for help is heard.

And they’ve seen how he talks, “If you cross this red line,” and how he acts, his red-line comments became an invitation for Assad to do more because he knew that Obama wasn’t serious.

Despite what Obama said, what was conveyed through his actions and body language was that the red line was one that Obama didn’t want to cross.

“The general population doesn’t know what’s happening and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.”…/eric-holder-u-s-dignitaries-no……/ And be sure to read comments!

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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