The Arizona Republic has a blog called "Plugged In." It has a bunch of "contributors" one of which is Jana Bommersbach. Jana's postings are always worthless. On 10 December 2005, Jana wrote a blog posting titled "How long can we stand George?" Her posting was again all noise, no signal, and it prompted me to speak.Bommersbach wrote this about our President: "He's not only incompetent with our safety, but with our economy and our reputation around the world, as well. This country is in a world of hurt." There is not a single politician who can guarantee our safety. As long as there are terrorists in this world, we will never be safe. We would probably be safer, however, if we didn't care so much about our "reputation." For example, we would be safer if we built a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but some will say we can't do it because "what will the rest of the world think?" I'm happy with the economy and most of the people I know are happy with it. I'm optimistic that we will be getting happier during 2006. Is the economy strong on all fronts? No, but we have a good economy and anybody who says otherwise is mistaken. There is going to be lots of wealth generated over the next decade or two. I don't care about most of the "reputations" of the United States of America. Yes, I want us to have the "reputation" of being a country who has zero tolerance for those who attack our homeland, but I don't care about the various and sundry soft "reputations." I don't know if the U.S. is in a "world of hurt." Yes we have problems. Some examples: we we are drowning in a polluted sea of political correctness; our public education system needs major overhauling; most of our politicians are 20th century political dinosaurs; and, too many of our citizens consume without contributing back to society. Are these problems because of George W. Bush? I don't think so; instead, many of us should probably all take a close look in the mirror. --- P.S. I continue to be ignorant as to why Jana gets to be a 'Plugged In' contributor. Her postings are consistently all noise and no signal.
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 11 December 2005