Every once in a while, a creative person will come up with a new idea or a new phrase in which they think that it is just the best phrase and people will be jealous of what a good phrase that is. People will be jealous that they did not come up with it themselves. And it will be a good phrase until somebody points out house to put it really is. A good example of a phrase like that is; winning the future.
What exactly is winning the future? Well, it's Barack Obama's phrase for 2012 because he is now a candidate for President of the United States. Having no record of success to run on, he now has to base his campaign again on the hope and change. Once again, the citizens of America will be asked to paint a rosy picture of what they would like America to be and convince themselves that having Barack Obama as president would achieve that goal. Obama had to start early, so that people will have enough time to convince themselves that this is how America should be.
Over the past two years, the mission and agenda of the Obama administration has been to increase America's dependence on the government. Perhaps this is why the media was taking so many steps to make this look like a dire situation. Why, without the government the soldiers would not defend our shores. The police would not secure the streets. And the teachers would not be in the classroom-this time for a different reason. But what would actually happen with the government shutdown?
From what has been actually reported, the federal parks and monuments would be closed. This would have the largest effect in Washington DC. People who paper filed their tax returns would have a delay in getting the refund. But who is filing this lake to the deadline and is still expecting a refund? I would not be of the essence in this case. Well, the list could go on but a partial government shutdown may not have a big impact in which the mainstream media would have you believe. Life as we know it would continue.
If you pay any attention to the news, you are well aware of all the finger-pointing that has gone on as to who'll would be to blame for this partial government shutdown. But let's take a look behind the finger-pointing. Why did the situation really occur? The fiscal year for 2011 actually began Oct 01, 2010. In years past, the president has traditionally offered an annual budget in January or February giving the Congress Upton nine months to debate it or it are much pork will be in it, what are the pet projects, which Congressman will be bringing home the bacon are the things that get considered. Things that are generally assumed that there will be a huge annual deficit that perennially is debated as being too high. Yet it continues to grow. No one actually believes that the annual budget will be balanced this year or anytime soon.
A few years ago when I was flipping through the channels on the television, I came across an old rerun of My Favorite Martian. In this episode, Uncle Martin was dictating a letter. As he spoke the words, a typewriter across the room put the words to text. And of course, no one was actually doing the typing. The typewriter was doing it on its own.
When this was dreamed up in the mid-60s, people probably thought that this is pure science fiction. Yet less than half a century later, we know that it is fact. This can be done today. It isn't done the same way as it was in 1964, because today, hardly anyone uses a typewriter anymore.
This is how I write Logos of the Bogus. I don't sit in front of the computer and actually type away, I use text to speech software. I speak into a microphone and at just about the rate that I can speak, the words appear on the screen. It's much faster than typing, because I never really graduated above the 30 words per minute level. Yet, I can get in the zone and crank out a few articles in a lot less time. And of course, you can see some of the disadvantages of this. Although it is very accurate, some of the things I say get translated into very strange sentences. But because it doesn't know any misspelled words, nothing can be misspelled. So everything becomes dependent upon proofreading. As some readers may know, I don't put a lot of effort into proofreading everything that I write or say. This is a blog, not an English paper.
This week, President Barack Obama assumes the role that he loves best-candidate for president of the United States. As we have seen over the past two and half years, Obama enjoys being a campaigner much more than he does enjoy being president. As president, he is being held accountable. As a candidate, mistakes he makes can be attributed to speaking to his base.
As president, he proposed a budget for the 2012 fiscal year.(That was quite a feat as he did not do this the year before.) As a candidate, he did a do over. In response to the Republican's budget as proposed by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, President Obama proposed his own budget that was to drastically reduce spending. Obama proposed what he called a more compassionate budget. Translation-spending is not going to be reduced so that more people can confidently become dependent on the government.
Whenever I read the column written by George Will in the Washington Post, I have to open another tab in my browser for an online dictionary. Then I have to ask myself two questions. First, how does he come up with these words? Second, will I be able to use one of these words in a conversation at any time? Well, the other day George used the word blatherskite and I had to look it up. When I read the definition, I can only think of one person-Barack Obama.
Since becoming a candidate for reelection, President Obama has been holding more town hall style meetings in which ordinary citizens may ask pre-screened questions and the president will answer them without a Teleprompter. It may be what he does best, but it's not good.
President Barack Obama finally released his birth certificate in order to put to rest a distraction that takes our attention away from the real issues today. Even though the left brought it up more often, it is conservatives and Republicans who will get blamed for keeping this on the front burner. Three weeks of Donald Trump finally pushed the administration to releasing the document. We'll speak to rest? I'm sure there is a lot more spin to come. I'm sure the name-calling from the left is just getting started. After all, we have a year and a half until the election. We know it's got to get nasty. However, I agree with the president when he said that we've got bigger problems in this country. Then of course, he flew off to Chicago to sit on the Oprah Winfrey show.
But let's move to a real issue. High gas prices. In 2008, then-President George Bush was being blamed for high gas prices. Okay, we blame the president for a lot of the nation's problems. It comes with the territory. What did Bush do about it? In retrospect, I don't know. But gas prices did eventually come down for a while. Now, prices are high again. Again, the citizens of this country are looking to the president for a solution. We're looking for results. Will gas prices come down? Not yet.