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Monday, March 30, 2009

BLOG: 8:40AM March 26, 2009. Received from Barbara, who is traveling this past month to a couple Mental Health Conference and visiting her mother. I t

A stranger was seated next to a little black girl on the

Airplane when the stranger turned to her and said,

"Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker

If you strike up a conversation with your fellow

Passenger." ?The little girl, who had just opened her

Coloring book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger,

"What would you like to talk about?" ??"Oh, I

Don't know," said the stranger. "Since you are

a Negro, do you think that So -called President Elect Barak

Obama is qualified for the job?" and he smiles?



"OK", she said. 'That could be an interesting

Topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow,

And a deer all eat the same stuff - grass -. Yet a deer

Excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty,

And a horse produces clumps of dried grass. ? Why do you

Suppose that is?"? The stranger, visibly surprised by

The little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and

Says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."? To which the little

Girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss

President Barack Obama... When you don't know shit?"

BLOG March 27, 2009 BY “ALAN” GUEST WRITER:

To all those below who have expressed their ideas so beautifully, I would like to add my 2 cents worth. I have been banished from the universe by the great and all knowing LL so this may be my last communication before the firing squad. Is this intemperate talk, YES? Nevertheless, we are locked in a struggle for America, ours and our president or the Cons. His budget is under intense fire from the Cons and also from some Democrats. Has anyone remembered what Reagan spent on rearmament & doing such moronic things as decommissioning the US Missouri? The cost was 3 trillion bucks. Does anyone remember Chip O`Neal saying the most stupid political move he ever made was letting Reagan talk him into deregulating the Savings and Loan business which ended up costing the taxpayer’s 800 billion? And has anyone added up what Bushes Iraq war has cost thus far?

Has anyone paid attention to the fact that we spend 4 times as much as any other country in the world on guns. Does anyone remember Eisenhower warning about the Military/Industrial Complex just before leaving office? The intelligence services in our country knew the Soviet Economy was falling apart as early as the late sixties?

(Pictured: David Halberstam) * So why have we allowed the Cons to run up trillions in guns to fight boogymen that don`t exist? MONEY. Read The Mission by Dana Priest, a reporter for the Washington Post and then read House of War ,a story of the growth of the Defence Department and supporting evidence of Priest`s belief that the Defence Dept runs our Foreign Policy. And does anyone remember Hitler, Stalin,Tojo and others that rose up out of economic chaos, and will rise again. We need somehow to reacquaint the American people with the fact that the cost of worldwide chaos and war and especially human suffering will cost K-trillions. What Obama spends in reversing this slide towards depression will be nothing compared to what the cost will be to fix things then. I get a little exasperated with all the call for political niceness and politeness when we are dealing with the likes of Canter and the other Ideologists in the Con party. They won`t listen to us no matter what. They only respond to Power and Money. We need to permanently take both of these away from them. And yes our party is as guilty as the Cons & if you don`t believe this, read The Best and The Brightest by David Halberstam.

I continue to applaud Paul Currier for his intelligence and hard work .He is the first human dynamo. So maybe he can find a way to let the American people know this most important history at least as I see it. I think it provides a challenge to the Cons when they say Obama is going to destroy our country, when they have come as close to doing this in the last 8 years as has ever happened.

Thanks & I`m out of here.

Alan

Robert A.Schweissinger, MD schweisr@yahoo.com


Resources: Picture: http://www.americanwriters.org/classroom/resources/tr_halberstam.asp;

Book Covers:
The Best and the Brightest: by David Halberstam (Author) Publisher: Random House Publishing Group; Pub. Date: October 1993; ISBN-13:9780449908709; 20th Anniversary Edition; 720pp

House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power by James Carroll (Author) Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pub. Date: May 2006; ISBN-13:9780618187805; 672pp

The Mission: America's Military in the Twenty-First Century by Dana Priest (Author); Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.; Pub. Date: March 2003; ISBN-13:9780393010244; 384pp.