Heaven help us prosper during Obama years
So change has come to America? Some change, when we’ll now have a president who won’t salute the flag or sing the national anthem and whose wife isn’t proud to be American!
I hope all who voted for this disaster, and all who enabled this by their biased reporting, have their taxes doubled to pay for the redistribution of wealth Barack Obama proposes!
And since VP Joe Biden says paying higher taxes is patriotic, I’m certain Obama supporters will send a voluntary increase in their taxes come April 15!
I guess our money will now say “Praise be to Allah” instead of God Bless America!
God Bless America; we’ll certainly need it after this disaster! “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do!”
F. Coe Bumgarner
Father of our country spawns new life view
I have been waiting for the father of my country to appear since I first heard the phrase in kindergarten during a cold Michigan winter 50 years ago.
This morning, I awoke to discover that my nation not only has given me my first father of our country, but also has given us a father of our world.
I have awakened to a larger view of my own life, to a wild hope that finally I have overcome the tragedies of the death of my biological father when I was 17, the loss of my marriage and family two years ago, financial disappointment, the fears of starting life over in midlife and starting over in Tucson, the last place my parents were alive and near the mountains where spread ashes reunited them.
I am taking the day, home in my pjs, watching television news for the first time in the last troubling six years.
In the past, my vote was canceled by my husband’s. I didn’t even vote for 10 years. I kept renewing my vows to my country by running for office, engaging in political discussions and informed reading.
In this campaign, I was welcomed by the Democratic Party as a volunteer. In this election, though my husband and sons may have canceled my vote and that of a few voters I contacted, they did not cancel out the great numbers of voters with whom I spoke through my service.
I am happy, and it is personal.
Starve feverish fear; feed the common goal
I know some John McCain supporters are afraid of what Barack Obama will do as president.
Many of us understand, because we were afraid of what George W. Bush would do as president. And many of our worst fears came true.
We have lost respect and standing in the world. We have fallen behind in the war against terrorism. We are experiencing devastating economic times. We understand your fear, as we have walked through it.
You may not have voted for Obama, but come January, you will have an intelligent, thoughtful, strong and diplomatic president.
His goals for this country are all of our goals. Better education for our children. Better health care for all. A stronger, more-focused military. A government that uses our precious resources wisely. And a vision for a future independent of foreign oil.
These are not goals to fear. These are goals to work toward.
Not holding my breath for year-round pool use
I recently heard that the City Council was planning to close the year-round pools. I was preparing my comments for the council’s public meeting. Well, so much for that.
What I would have said, had the council been courteous enough to allow us users a voice, is that the programs being cut are not the painless cuts they like to believe. They’re programs that are essential to the health of many.
In one water aerobics class, we have a diabetic student with kidney problems, an 84-year-old who keeps coming faithfully despite numerous health issues, one person with arthritis, a number of obese people, a brain surgery patient and a brittle-boned mother of three.
Most of us are on restricted incomes, and many cannot do weight-bearing exercise.
I won’t hold my breath for all council members to give up their private club memberships in sympathy, but they could at least allow our voices to be heard before they take away the only access many people have to fitness programs.
mother, small-business owner