Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Move on!

The release of CIA documents on the interrogation tactics used during the Bush administration is the latest battle up on the hill between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats are pushing to seize an opportunity for political genocide against Republicans with the prosecution of former members of the Bush administration. Aside from political rhetoric and a long drawn out legal battle at taxpayer's expense, what is there to gain? What is the significance of prosecuting subordinates of the Bush administration, if the buck stops at the top?

As the skeletons of the Bush administration come out of the closet, neither Democrats nor Republicans can afford to re-hash and cast judgment now. Both parties are responsible for the way history has been written. It's the here and now that matters. 

Let's hold them accountable,www.senate.gov,to move forward on far more pressing issues. We need both parties to focus on writing a brighter future for our country. 

Monday, April 27, 2009

Is It The End?

The American auto industry is on the verge of collapse. GM announced it will no longer manufacture its Pontiac brand.Do you think this is the beginning of the demise of the American automobile industry?

Friday, April 24, 2009

FYI - credit cards

Credit cards

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back to basics

Layaway – something today’s generation knows nothing about, but some of us are old enough to remember and aren’t too proud to admit it. I have to say, layaway was my lifeline back in the day.  Wherever I shopped, they had to have a layaway plan because it was the only way I could afford to shop. I had the layaway plans of each store down to an art. Knowing how much I had to put down, how long I had before I had to get it out, and if I defaulted, how much I would get back and how much the merchant would keep.

Looking back, layaway taught me how to plan ahead. If I wanted something and wanted to have it before the season ended or just before the holidays, I would lay it away several months in advance. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I lived within my means. I wouldn’t layaway more than I could afford to pay bi-weekly.

Layaway is a thing of the past since we have become more of a “got to have it now” society, due in part to our over dependence on credit cards. Of course, the credit card companies want us to have it - at ridiculous interest rates and fees. Now with the uncertainty of the economy and credit freeze, it’s cash and carry.  Personally, that has been a good thing. Like layaway, I’m living within my means. How are you adjusting to the credit freeze??

Monday, April 20, 2009

Question of the Week

President Obama has been in office for three months. Has he kept his campaign promises? How do you think the President is doing so far?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Question of the Week

Purchasing a gun, depending on the state, can be as easy as buying a cup of coffee. Should there be universal requirements such as background checks, psychological testing or a waiting period prior to purchase?

Thursday, April 09, 2009

There are still good people in the world.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Cold Case

There is a term used in law enforcement known as cold case, which is when the trail of a case becomes cold and there are no leads that would contribute to the apprehension of the party responsible for the crime. I believe such is the case with regards to the September 11 attacks here in America. At the time of the attack, I supported President Bush in the pursuit to capture Bin Laden by any means necessary. But, it appears that was all talk and the issue quietly became a cold case.

Since we didn’t wage war on al-Qaeda from the onset of the attack, a re-evaluation of the cause is needed because so much has changed on many levels over the last eight years. We are near the end of the war in Iraq – a war that lasted much longer than anticipated. There is the potential threat of North Korea that recently launched a nuclear missile.

Despite the President’s efforts to seek support from NATO allies, European leaders have declined to join American forces in combat. America needs to prioritize it efforts and ascertain whether entering into an extended engagement against a defiant al-Qaeda in Afghanistan alone is the right strategy at this time.  

Contact our political leaders (www.whitehouse.gov , 

 www.senate.gov , www.house.govand tell them how you feel about it.   

 

   

Monday, April 06, 2009

Question of the Week

President Obama requested support from NATO allies for the U.S. led war in Afghanistan during the recent G20 summit in London. European leaders offered limited aid for civilians and training for Afghan police and soldiers but would not commit to significant combat troops.     

Should the U.S. commit more troops for combat in Afghanistan?

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Destination Jazz

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Question

Should marijuana be decriminalized?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Face to Face

The world is ever changing and operates on a fast track that’s traveling at the speed of light. With the help of advanced technology, the internet is nearly a one stop shop with access to information, goods and services that’s as close as a click of a button. With gadgets like the iBook, Blackberry, iPod and other PDAs, it’s convenient and easy to access worldwide social networks such as Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and the rest. It’s technology that seems to be a necessity in order to keep up with the world. Look around, it’s almost impossible not to see someone talking on a cell phone, surfing the net or texting.

 

But while we are keeping up, something else is happening and that’s the fundamental change in the way we interact and communicate with each other. A concern for today’s youth is that they are perhaps more accustomed to texting and using a form of communication that consists of less than perfect grammar to say the least. As parents, we can’t allow modern technology to rob our young people of the fundamentals of communication and the ability to communicate face to face.

 

Let’s make time to talk to each other, tech free!