My Message to Obama:

Wherein I am the Oddball, and Mr. President is Moriarty.

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Let me say it again:

Is this planned impoverishment?

I don’t know, but the president seems content to let the economy crash. His press secretary seems amused by it all – at least he seems to be giggling as the White House names yet another public voice that is to be laughed at and dismissed for daring to question this administration.

The condescension.

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  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    You know, we were all concerned that, as inexperienced as he is, Obama would need on-the-job training. But apparently, Obama does not believe he needs to learn how to do the job. He clearly believes that he knows everything he needs to know — and the things he doesn’t know are irrelevant to his objectives.

    For example, how the economy works. He doesn’t care to know that because he is not interested in making it work. He is only interested in changing it. Don’t bother him with financial facts, don’t interrupt to tell him that his pants are on fire, he has an ideological agenda to enact and the facts and/or results be damned. It doesn’t work? Who cares? The agenda is going to be enacted anyway.

    Or, foreign policy. That the Iranians and Russians and Syrians and Gazans and Taliban and Al Qaeda and everyone else is ready to roll Obama is irrelevant. He doesn’t care about the facts. He has an agenda of appeasement and apologizing for America and blaming America for everything, and that’s that.

    Actually learning the facts, actually learning how to do the job of president is irrelevant. Obama is going to do whatever the hell he wants to do. He won. That’s all the learning and knowledge and facts he needs.

  • http://irasciblechef.com irascibleChef

    Great movie! Great reference!

    Thanks!

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  • Piano Girl

    Obama reminds me of the sign I saw many years ago that said, “hire a teenager while he still knows everything.” The other day the current POTUS actually said he thought he was doing well in the new job. Beyond clueless! I have a friend who voted for him because of his skin color…she said it was “time” to have a Black president. I don’t have the energy to deal with her now, or I’d ask how her finances are doing these days!

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    A word of hope –

    * * * The question of hope is truly central to our lives as human beings and our mission as Christians, especially in these times. We are all aware of the need for hope, not just any kind of hope, but a firm and reliable hope, as I wanted to emphasize in the Encyclical Spe Salvi. Youth is a special time of hope because it looks to the future with a whole range of expectations. When we are young, we cherish ideals, dreams and plans. Youth is the time when decisive choices concerning the rest of our lives come to fruition. Perhaps this is why it is the time of life when fundamental questions assert themselves strongly: Why am I here on earth? What is the meaning of life? What will my life be like? And again: How can I attain happiness? Why is there suffering, illness and death? What lies beyond death?

    These are questions that become insistent when we are faced with obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable: difficulties with studies, unemployment, family arguments, crises in friendships or in building good loving relationships, illness or disability, lack of adequate resources as a result of the present widespread economic and social crisis. We then ask ourselves: where can I obtain and how can I keep alive the flame of hope burning in my heart?

    Experience shows that personal qualities and material goods are not enough to guarantee the hope which the human spirit is constantly seeking. As I wrote in the Encyclical Spe Salvi, politics, science, technology, economics and all other material resources are not of themselves sufficient to provide the great hope to which we all aspire. This hope “can only be God, who encompasses the whole of reality and who can bestow upon us what we, by ourselves, cannot attain” (no. 31). This is why one of the main consequences of ignoring God is the evident loss of direction that marks our societies, resulting in loneliness and violence, discontent and loss of confidence that can often lead to despair. The word of God issues a warning that is loud and clear: “Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when relief comes” (Jer 17:5-6). * * *

    Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Young People of the World on the Occasion of World Youth Day 2009

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