Wednesday, April 29, 2009
General. But, he has voted for Pres. Obama's Stimulus Bill. He was only one of three Republicans who did in the Senate. As a Democrat in Pennsylvania, he has the chance to be re-elected to the Senate next year with full support from the President and the Democratic Party. But, there is no guarantee he will be part of that 60-vote block the Democrats need. There are two senators from Arkansas who don't always vote along with the party for fear of Wal-Mart, the business interest and the farming interest turning against them. Sen. Blanche Lincoln does not support EFCA. So, the change that Sen. Arlen Spector made will not change a thing. EFCA may still end up getting killed in the Senate and never to make it to Pres. Obama's desk to sign it into law. Health care reform and the right for workers to from a union are reality if the Democrats don't blow it. The Republicans are fading into Southern extreme land and what an opportunity the Democrats have to bring single payer health care to the American people and better jobs for more working Americans to become part of the middle class again. Don't blow it!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Came at evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The Old Man crossed in the twilight dim
That sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned, when he reached the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"'Old Man' said a fellow pilgrim near,
'You are wasting strength in building here.
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way.
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build you a bridge at the eventide?'
"The builder lifted his old gray head.
'Good friend, in the path I have come,' he said,
'There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.'"
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Who lived on beer and cole slaw -
So much for his energy -
Those from the clergy
Say if he doesn't stop, he will flaw.
He likes to go to the Midtown Bar;
He travels there in his car -
This is where he fades
Until the night invades,
Drinking from a jar above par.
He used to be very smart,
Just as much as Mozart -
So much for his abuse
Not including his excuse,
He acts as if he's been split apart.
How much booze can one carry,
He spends time there six days a week,
For the rest of his life he seeks
To spend his precious time
Way passed his prime,
It's a wonder he stands on his own two feet.
Alcohol is the old man's foe
Now he has become another John Doe,
Instead he should be out fishing
Rather than inside drinking,
Enjoying a waly day at the voe.
But the old man has got to have his stew,
Enough so he could smell the morning dew,
He has these hunches
To drink bunches
To please the very few.
He still attends the bar,
Drinking from a jar,
With plenty of beer
Without a good career,
As a retired professor who no longer sees the stars.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Save the Auto Industry! We must not let it shut down!
Save the appliance industry! We have seen more good jobs in this industry go to places like Mexico and China! Pres. Obama, we voted for change and we want it now! A country like our without a strong manufacturing base cannot stand!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Of course, it is up to Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to pursue the prosecution, but for those on the left, don't get your hopes up and don't be surprised if he doesn't pursue this. People out there are still hurting. Some of them show up at tea-bagging rallies who, otherwise, would be more supportive of the new administration if they didn't lose their job. It sounds like to me that the President may need to do more traveling here in this country to see what is going on with the people instead of going overseas to meet with leaders nobody here wants to have anything to do with. I'm just saying. I voted for Obama and I still support him, but he, as president, could risk losing his Democratic Congress like Clinton and face two terms dealing with gridlock and not get nothing done in regards to health care, the environment, alternative energy, creating jobs, etc., if he steps in too soon to prosecute the Bush team. Do it much later.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I have decided to publish a new blog. It will be unlike this blog. It will be entirely published in Spanish. In this blog, I will from time to time post poems I have saved for many years from a course I have taken in Mexico. Also, there will be poems I will post that are written by Pablo Naruda and others written by Octavio Paz. I plan to publish articles, and I plan to do a little work of my own and work I have done that has not been shared with the public. All will be published in Spanish at the web site called El Blog de Gunter .
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Did you know that a halo appeared over the moon on Kim Jong-il's birthday? It said so in the North Korean Press. So, I guess if this is claimed, then it must be true. NOT!
Friday, April 3, 2009
French Pres. Sarkozy and both Obamas tower over the Queen of England. We are standing tall
once again. It looks like we are increasing our presence in Afghanistan, because, as he tells the French, al-Qaida is still a threat. There should be more troops there, but, at the same time, having too many troops may cause a reaction from the Taliban and they will recruit more troops of their own, making the situation in Afghanistan very volatile. Other NATO countries must also bring more of their troops to Afghanistan. America should not go into it alone. But, also with a combined force similar to what it was in Kosovo in 1999, we must not have too many troops there. There is a concern what will happen if we have too many troops there; a possibility of it backfiring on us as we search for Bin Laden. There is also a concern that al-Qaida will go to other safe havens around the world after we have established a presence in Afghanistan. They will go to Somalia or to Indonesia. The hunting for terrorists may need to be a police action with cooperation with other NATO countries. I appreciate Pres. Obama's leadership. He doesn't rub shoulders like former Pres. Bush did when Bush rub the shoulders of the German chancellor. How embarrassing he was to this country. It is good to have a President who will not embarrass us like that. For that, I am quite pleased.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I am thinking of starting a Spanish blog soon. This blog was originally supposed to be a Spanish blog, but other issues got in the way, because I was doing extensive research on religion, especially Islam during the time.
And "Me, Myself, and I" is a song performed by De La Soul.