Publisher's note: This post, by Gene Scarborough, reflects his opinions regarding a very short story of "Two Recent Funerals".
A good friend of mine knows my political position = INDEPENDENT who leans Democrat. He also knows that I DISPISE people who use hate and division to get a political advantage. It is the same righteous indignation Jesus had for Pharisees and Jewish outlooks of his day.
This is the kind of "empty tomb full of dead men's bones" of which he spoke (Matthew 23) that makes me mad. Click Me!
It seems to be characteristic of the Republican outlook since our President took office. After all he was duly elected by a majority of American voters. There was none of the "voter fraud" allegations in Florida over the election of George W. Bush, III to the office. There is no doubt whatsoever the Tea Party is trying to influence through hate/division.
NC voters now have to ramp up our ID when we had no real voter fraud problems I know in the past elections. Is it only to thwart poor and less educated people who might vote Democratic under the past requirements? When I go through the line at Surry Township (Bath), what we have is working well and is quite sufficient, in my view.
I don't care what your political outlook is. Most of us have our minds made up by now so this is not going to do anything but make me mad and cause me to tell everyone I can --- how hate and division must go.
"An army divided against itself is doomed to fail." Click Me!
Our battle is with:
A busted economy ever so slowly recovering with no help from Congress
A penchant toward war and large expenditures on weapons
Taxes too heavily placed on the working
Poor people who could work taking a government check and sitting on their porch
Rich people and corporations getting huge tax benefits and ---
Taking the majority of their efforts to offshore banking and building a kingdom in 3rd world countries
State and National--as well as local--elected officials selling themselves to the highest bidder
A false thinking that government can solve problems with the stroke of a pen and some new law/program
Campaigns based more on advertising than expressing "how I propose to solve this issue"
Unless something changes ...
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY --- AND IT IS US!!!
A Tale of Two Funerals
There are not enough words in the English language to describe how pathetic our President is.
I guess I need to learn a foreign language so I can expand my vocabulary and better explain what a loser he is.
By all accounts, Harold was a bright child. He grew up in America. He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him. Harold's full life was cut short in a violent moment. While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterwards. And in death, something shocking happened. What was so shocking, especially when it is compared to the death of someone else recently in the news? Harold is Harold Greene, Major General United States Army.
On August 5th, General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist. He was returned to America with full military honors. It has been a tradition that the President attends the funeral of flag officers killed in the line of duty. Richard Nixon attended the funeral of a Major General killed in Vietnam and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks. While Major General Greene was buried, Barack Obama was golfing. The Vice President wasn't there either. Neither was the Secretary of Defense. Flags were not even lowered to half staff.
Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson Missouri. It is safe to say, Brown was at best a thug. The media has repeatedly shown photos of Brown flashing gang signs. Some media outlets have even associated him with a specific gang. In the minutes before his death, Brown committed a robbery at a local convenience store. According to other reports, Brown struck officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone.
Obama is sending a three-person delegation to Michael Brown's funeral. Obama would not attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he will send a delegation to the funeral of a thug.
When Margaret Thatcher, one of America's staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan's partner in bringing down Soviet communism, died Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral. The snub was not missed by the British.
When Chris Kyle, the most lethal American sniper in history was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House. There was no White House delegation at his funeral.
American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course.
A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation.
No wonder real Americans hold Obama in contempt.