Hump Day Report: As The World Turns
ALOHA, ALL! I’m back from my excellent adventure. And while I enjoyed the two 1/2 weeks in Europe, don’t think for a moment that I wasn’t monitoring events back home. On May 26, I knelt in front of the grave of General George Patton and pledged to him and all the others in the American Cemetery in Luxembourg that their efforts would not be in vain. On June 3, I discussed how to take this country back with new-found friends (hi Tom & Deborah!) while eating Czech food in the lovely but still broken city of Prague. On June 5, I celebrated with a glass of Viennese beer as I heard about Scott Walker’s win (snickering at the lame stream media headlines claiming he “survived.” Survived? It was a full-blown thumping!) And on June 9, I boarded a plane to return home….home to the most wonderful country on earth! I saw some amazing sites, beautiful architecture and lovely people. I also realized more than ever why the United States should never be like Europe. Try as he might, Barack Obama in all his Apologizer-in-Chief glory has not won the hearts and minds of Europe. Gone are the adoring hordes who turned out to see him in 2008 (of course, the free rock concert in Berlin may have helped fill the seats. But Obama was the darling of Europe then.) But has Europe learned anything in the past several years, besides to not worship Obama? Germany has, but France seems hopeless (the retirement age in Germany stands at 67 while France’s new socialist leader just lowered theirs to 62.) And we won’t even talk about the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain) as the Dutch and Germans call them. Ah….Vive la Difference! It all seems quite amusing if it weren’t for the dire consequences that are likely to result from a failed European Union. Meanwhile, Barry is still Barry, now embroiled in a simmering scandal about leaked top-secret info. But just like the private sector’s jobs, I’m sure he thinks he’s “doing fine.”
Perfect re-cap of recent state-side events:
Final Thought: “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.” Mark Twain
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!