Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Currrent Events Today---and a Mention of Radio

Now here are two smiling faces. Granted, for truth in commentary----they are not from the same event. The top one is from the conviction of Mr. Libby. The one of the photogenic VP is from a different, surely, happy event.

Might we say that the latter's expression can shed some light on his thinking on the former event. Seems that the people that are involved are always the lower echelon. Would that the true target were indicted. His smiling face is on the left. Well, don't run any benefits for Mr. Libby yet. Financially he probably came out of this OK. Politically he protected his "handlers". As it is said---"
..ain't loyalty grand". I think "they" said that. Whoever "they " are. Our hero---GWB--commended the decision and felt justice done. But, saddened. Would that he felt that way about other matters that have made his administration the biggest mistake this republic ever had.From Iraq to the scandals at Army Hospitals (which house veterans of his ill conceived war), to tax breaks for the wealthy, from "no child left behind" to denials of the quality of the education in the nation, and, finally, though there could be more, from visits to disaster areas after the fact to visits there later for photo-ops.
So--to move into a positive mode. We seem to have some pretty good alternatives these days. Time was--I date myself now--when new candidates were picked at conventions. Now---we seem to start 2 years ahead of time and it is a foregone conclusion at convention time.
So we do have the choices that will, hopefully, bring us back to what this nation is about---or is, hopefully, still about. Perhaps some people that still have idealism. I have to say that they are all on the Democratic side of the voting machine even though I would like to choose the one who is, to me, the most fitted for the position. Here are a few choices that seem to have the "chops" and the diplomatic and idealistic skills required---and ,yes,in order of preferance:
You will notice that I put Hillary at the bottom. Frankly, I admire her. I also think she is just a politico and handles it day to day---and Bill will pull her out of any problems---as was shown in the Selma incident. It would be Bill's 2d shot
not a bad thing. But our rule of law does not work that way.
We are blessed to have our "rule of law" and the ability to say goodbye to GWB and DC in a pacific way and move on from the disaster and ignonimity they have inflicted on this nation with relations to the rest of the world community. Sadly, much of the rest of the world cannot partake of such positive things that have been passed down to us by the "founding fathers" and upheld by most administration.
Well---we have moved far afield from the "folk" and "radio" content for this site. So===how about a few shots of some up coming guests on Traditions, Simcha, and Tabletalk

Noel Paul Stookey Rabbi Johnathan Kligler Kim & Reggie Harris
They will all be on Sunday Simcha---except for Mr. Stookey. He will be joining me on Traditions and also,hopefully, on Tabletalk. Do not forget our wonderful Sunday Simcha featuring Kim and Reggie and Rabbi Kligler.

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