An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 24 January 2012
….the Mr was brought forth into the world! Heh! Yup…today is the Mr’s big day! While it was a real pain in the hinder to have to spend it sitting around a hospital, the nurses brought him a piece of cake with balloons tied around it. How sweet of ‘em! Thank y’all. Even if he was kind of dopey, he does appreciate it. That is the difference between big city hospitals, and small town hospitals…..they actually consider you a person, instead of a number and their means to a paycheck.
Honestly, it is quite disconcerting to find out you are a year older than what you believed. We were born in the same year…him in January, me in November. I thought he was a certain age, and I find out he was a year more than I thought. This, of course, means I am a year older than I thought. ACK! Why could he have let me keep my fantasy….just for a little while longer!! sigh…
Anyway….I’m sure glad he was born! Love you!!
State of Dysfunction
Tonight, Americans who tune in to the State of the Union will watch the work of a rhetorical master with a flair for illusion. President Barack Obama will take to the floor of the Capitol in hopes of laying the groundwork for a political debate on his terms–one where he stands on emotional appeals, populism, and class warfare, not the shaky ground of his crumbling record. And looking right back at him will be the U.S. Senate, which has for the past 1,000 days failed to pass a budget–a total shirking of their fundamental duty to be diligent stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars.
The President will thus rely on the power of his words. With flourish, he will tell the story of America through a progressive’s eyes–one where “fairness” takes on a new meaning, where America’s core values are brushed aside, and where the truth about a failed presidency is forgotten in the shadows of his country’s collective memory. The President will speak from the high ground of his vaulted office. The question is whether the elevation conferred by his office will allow him to escape the soaring deficits, depths of unemployment, or miles of job-killing regulation that his Administration has wrought.