We’re not going to drone on about the current fiscal and cultural situations; if you’re familiar with Grand Rants, you’ve seen it all before; and if you’re not, you can search our site and see post after post after post demonstrating the insanity of the financial numbers those clowns in Washington DC have been throwing around.
We’ve made our point. And given the previous post, it’s becoming very plain that people are, in fact, madder than hell. How much longer will they take it?
We may reach this point sooner than anyone thinks.
FoxNews’ Neil Cavuto did some thoughtful coverage of the tea parties that occurred yesterday across the country.
And they say that Conservatives can’t do grassroots!
OMG, was Sheryl Crow right?
The Daily Mail Online reports on findings from the Natural Resources Defence Council:
“Extra-soft toilet paper is more harmful to the environment than gas-guzzling cars, campaigners claimed yesterday…
‘People just don’t understand that softness equals ecological destruction.’
Greenpeace has launched an ecological guide to toilet paper in an effort to counter the multi-million pound marketing budget of luxury toilet paper manufactures.”
Sorry, I’m really trying very hard to avoid cheeky jokes about this, but clearly I haven’t reached the bottom yet…
UPDATE: Well, well. According to Ben Smith at Politico.com, it looks like the U.S. is pulling out of Durban II. The report leaves it unclear if we really are pulling out, or if we’re just going to sit on the sidelines for a while, but it looks like it might be a step in the right direction, anyway.
The Short Form:
It is becoming clearer all the time that President Obama has no great affection for Israel. Which is sad, really as Israel is one of our staunchest allies, and the only real democracy (and the only developed nation) in the Middle East.
Some of us have been aware of the President’s leanings since he first started to campaign for the job he now holds. The evidence was there: 20+ years in a church that spews not only anti-American but also anti-Semitic bile, the endorsement by Nation of Islam leader “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan, the longstanding friendship with former PLO press agent Rashid Khalidi.
The book was open, it remained for us to read the words. Sadly, many of us didn’t.
And now we are seeing the continuation of that mindset, presented as policy-makers and shaped as executive decisions.
Each of these things taken alone might not mean much of anything. Add them, and the other instances that doubtless exist, and the bottom line becomes ominously clear. President Obama has no regard for Israel.
So, friend, ally, democracy, chosen people, this American is sorry to say that you’re probably on your own when it comes to support from the American President. But for whatever it’s worth, this American citizens (as well as most, I’d say) still stands proudly in support of Israel. These days, that’s the best we can do.
Funny how life sometimes inspires those of us brave enough to keep our heads up. I mean, consider:
Enough doom and gloom, already! It’s enough to make you want to roll up in a ball and just say, “OK, I quit!” But we don’t, because that’s not what made this country the envy of the world.
The wise person understands that it is in struggle that we find inspiration. It sometimes takes desperation to find hope. And, so often in loss, we see the potential for gain.
We find inspiration all around us. We see the potential that comes with stuggle and effort. Struggle and effort, not just to regain control of our country, our economy, and our careers, but control of our lives, our families, and our very souls.
My gift today for you, in hopes you will enter this week-end with hope and vision, is this amazing message:
“It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”
After watching the video below, ask yourselves… “How am I going to finish? How are we, as a country going to finish? Do we give up? Or do we finish strong?”
I’ve got my answer. Watch the video and get yours.
H/T: Life Without Limbs