Wednesday December 11, 2013
Archive - May 10, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt famously advised that America should "speak softly and carry a big stick." President Obama, in his approach to the civil war mayhem in Syria, has got it about half right.
I knew that Congress would come to its senses eventually, that it would realize that the ham-handed budget cuts ordered by the so-called “sequester” weren’t going to work, that some government functions were too important to be cut.
And I was right, kind of.
After 11 years of war, $664 billion spent, 2,210 Americans dead, more than 35,000 of our troops maimed and shattered, and our good reputation spent — what have we built in Afghanistan?
We may not have time for exercise, but there's always time to read about exercising. And while the motivation to exercise may not be tops, the motivation to shop for "aids" to exercise seems forever strong.
The American public knows it's downwardly mobile. What it doesn't know is what it can do to arrest, much less reverse, that trend.