Day: August 6, 2010

Pettiness To The Extreme: Michelle Obama Vacation In Spain! :(

It seems impossible for Barack Obama to do anything that will not come under attack, no matter how petty it is!

The fact that First Lady Michelle Obama decided to have some personal vacation time with daughter Sasha, 9 years old, in Spain, and with a few friends and their children, is coming under attack!

The New York Daily News, a true “rag”, compared what Michelle Obama is doing to Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France during the French Revolution, who supposedly said about the masses: “Let them eat cake!”. Marie Antoinette was later executed, along with her husband, King Louis XVI!

What a preposterous, ridiculous comparison! 🙁 Michelle Obama is paying her own way, as are her friends! The only expense for the government is Air Force Two and the secret service detail, but that is unavoidable anywhere the First Lady and children go !

The Daily News has exaggerated the facts and details of the trip, and supposedly, because many people are unemployed, the First Lady is not entitled to a vacation!

Well, then why is Congress taking time off, and why do any Americans take off time in the summer break? This is totally ridiculous, and NO ONE needs to apologize going on vacation, because others are unemployed and cannot go on vacation!

We have reached the point of being preposterous to the extreme, and this is not the first time a First Lady has taken vacations away from the President!

And considering the burdens the President has, more than any since Franklin D. Roosevelt, he need not apologize for any time off he takes, since it would never match the time taken by George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan!

The answer is that there should be no response to such outrageous, petty attacks, and let the critics stew in their poisonous venom! 🙁

65 Year Commemoration Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki And Growing Concern Over Iranian Threat! :(

Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

We have been living in the age of nuclear weapons for so long, and the baby boom generation grew up with the constant fear of a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States!

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, we had a sense of relief that the nuclear threat was gone, but we failed to recognize the growing threat of Islamic Terrorism, and the maniacal nature of those who hate the West, and using religion, are ready to do whatever is necessary to defeat modern Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist societies in the name of Allah!

For a few years now, we have seen the growing threat of a crazy, maniacal government in Iran, proceeding toward the development of nuclear weapons that could threaten the existence of Israel, but also of Europe, the Sunni Arab Middle East, and much of Asia!

The world has been sitting by debating resolutions in the United Nations, and tightening economic sanctions against the government of Ahmadinejad, and one senses a similar situation to what happened in the 1930s as Adolf Hitler built up his war machine, and the world seemed unable to react in a timely fashion!

One hopes that the Iranian story is not following the history of Nazi Germany, but it is clear that more must be done to stop the Iranian ability to develop nuclear weapons before the possibility of a world wide Holocaust emerges, due to fanatical religious terrorism!

This is a day to pray for world peace, but also to prepare for what is likely to be a confrontation fairly soon with the totalitarian Iranian regime which threatens its neighbors and the peace of the world! 🙁