Unfortunately, your first paragraph says it all. That you voted for a black man. Isn't that what MLK was all about. To judge people by their character and NOT by the color of their skin.
Happy Easter, Doug!
I wish I could disagree with you, but I can't. I, being MUCH older than you I'm sure, saw this coming. I and my husband and many others our ages tried to tell people, tried to warn them about the fast approaching erosion of our rights and the damage that would follow as they were more and more eroded.
But, we were told we were 'out-dated', 'old fashioned', and that we were 'paranoid'. You see, Barak Obama never, never explained to us exactly WHAT 'change' was coming to America. So I researched and kept up on things he was saying while campaigning, and things he had voted for or against as Senator Obama. The picture that was emerging was somewhat frightening.
Besides that, he was and is a novice!, and scripture warns about putting a novice in a position of authority!
It would have been so, SO wonderful if the first black president had been the right person and he had been voted into office for the right reasons.
(sigh) We really do reap what we sow....
I am probably the most conservative member of this forum. Let me put it this way, Rush Limbaugh leans a little too far left for my tastes.
With that said, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Obama has as much accomplished as president as Bush did before he took the job, which is nothing. I know what a candidate says is often not what the candidate does in office. If Obama does what he says he'll do, then we will suffer one of the worst presidencies in history.
So, I must reserve judgement until Obama acts. He's our elected leader and deserves to actually be sworn in before his presidency becomes condemned.
I couldn't agree more. We have many who are hurting and they won't let it be known. If we are sensitive to them we will know and try to help. Good post.
I just got done watching CCN at the business college, and it was at $109.00 a barrel.
Doug, I don't want to offend you, but no doubt I will...
What could you possibly have to tell us that we don't already have revealed to us in scripture?
Gee Doug, I think I saw a spark of light near the end! Good point in that if you are not living for Christ today, what makes you think you will when things get tougher (and they will)? Practice is the what the Lord requires - while it is still called Today!
May God bless your wife!
It closed yesterday at over 98 a barrel... the highest close yet. It will likely be upwards to 3.50 by Christmas time. Here's the way I see it and I figure Wall Street is not getting it because they'd rather keep their hopes alive. We make fun of Walmart (Wally World) and it's easy to do. But that is a company run by some right smart folk. They started early last year and even much earlier this year. Well their sales go up and the Street is excited. But Walmart is guessing that it ain't going to be such a rosy Christmas this year because of gas. So they start getting theirs before the prices go even more stupid and once folks have purchased it... they will hang onto it. But their 3rd quarter earnings are going to be much higher than their fourth. That's when retail shock is going to get folks.
I'll be interested to see how much the price of gas actually effects folks this Christmas. Many say that it is going to but the retail stores are banking on the stupidity and greed of the American people (seems sad don't it) and that once folks get into the stores with those credit cards... they'll spend anyway. I don't know this time though... many are using actual credit cards to keep their cars with gas in them. I figure it's going to sting this year in many ways.