An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 16 September 2011
Apparently, it has never occurred to this clown that the reason there are so many blacks in poverty is because the Democrats have introduced so many programs to keep blacks in chains. They’re invisible chains, but chains, none the less. The black family unit has been demolished by such programs. Education is no longer a priority for many young blacks. If young black kids work hard in school, they are ridiculed. The current culture in the black community alienates them from the rest of society. This guy, and many like him, do more damage to the black community.
We are all Americans, no matter the color of your skin. Shouldn’t we stand together against a common enemy…oppression of all peoples? I am not this man’s enemy, although he apparently thinks so, and he is convincing too many that I, and those like me are the enemy. We must fights such racism that breeds hatred and fear. I had hoped that we had moved beyond such bigotry, but thanks to the Obama administration, we are more divided than ever. I can only prayer that people will use the sense that God gave them, and realize it is past time to blame others for their own short comings, promoted by people like this.
It’s been a while since I posted one of Brennan’s videos, so since I like this song…
This is the weekend of Daryll Worley’s Tennessee River Run. It’s also a day I had to go to physical therapy. Naturally, they shut down Main Street, so all traffic going into Savannah has to take Water Street. Ever sat on top of a bridge for a good five minutes? Nice view of the Tennessee River. Needless to say, I was late for my appointment. But that’s ok. I took ‘em some Wisconsin baby Swiss, and they forgave me.
I did a whole THREE miles on the bike that goes nowhere today. Yay me! I was bound and determined to do it, and yep….I’m sure paying for it now. sigh… But I did it!! Then there was the 50 pound leg pushes. All 40 of ‘em. Then we have the break the knee exercise! That’s when one of the de Sade triplets pushes my foot as close to my hinder as possible. We don’t like that one! Not one single bit! But I managed to get to 128, gritting teeth, holding breath, and refraining from kicking said de Sade brother in the head with the free foot! Then we have the leg lifts with a four pound weight. Doesn’t sound like much, but lemme tell ya, it feels like a WHOLE lot more when you don’t have the strength ya use to. The last is scooting around on a stool, using only the affected leg. Pull forward across the room, push backwards to where ya started. VROOM VROOM! So much fun.
I had actually considered going back to town this evening to check out the concert and see the 9/11 Rolling Memorial Truck….
….but y’know….I just don’t think I could handle hunting a parking place, all the walking that would be necessary to get to Main Street, and that masses of people. I hurt! sigh… And the Mr doesn’t much care for crowds either. Oh well. Perhaps we’ll consider heading out to Pickwick State Park tomorrow to see it. Doubtful, but ya never know.
Solyndra Scandal Ends Green Jobs Myth
President Barack Obama’s solution for America’s unemployment woes has been a stubborn campaign to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on economic “stimulus”–much of it on so-called “green jobs.” Report after report has shown the approach to be a total failure. And now, a new scandal involving Solyndra, a bankrupt solar panel company in California, should be the final nail in the coffin for the government’s meddling in the free market.
“[W]e can see the positive impacts [of the stimulus] right here at Solyndra,” Obama claimed when he spoke at the company’s newly unveiled factory in May of last year. He was correct that the results of his stimulus would be on display at that factory. But he was wrong that those results would be positive. Little more than a year later, the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to lay off more than 1,000 employees.