Monday, January 26, 2015

American Sniper: To Love War, Find Killing Fun, Really Doesn’t Sound Like the Stuff of Heroes to Me

You Tube Video Clip of Clint Eastwood
 and Bradley Cooper on the set of ‘American Sniper’
I have known extraordinary men and women in my life. They have courageously been there for family and strangers alike when they desperately needed help. They sacrificed and unselfishly gave of themselves during difficult times, often under precarious circumstances, because they cared about the wellbeing of people. They did it willingly without compensation or even recognition. They are extraordinary people. If faced with the same circumstances they are the kind of people I would hope to emulate. They are the kind of people I call heroes. They are the kind of people I want my children and grandchildren to regard as heroes.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

To All Republicans: Why Not an America That Values All Its People?

CSpan cropped video clip:
Obama’s sly smile after responding
to Republican’s disrespectfully applause
President Obama’s State of the Union Address was exactly the right speech, at the right place, and at the right time.

On the other hand, Speaker of the House John Boehner’s stony demeanor was all telling. His demeanor’s an indication of just what to expect from Congressional Republicans, and a Republican President, if one should be elected in 2016.