You might wonder why I haven’t posted anything in a while, when there is just so much to comment on. The main reason is I did something to my back while unpacking boxes in my new home and sitting down is not comfortable. Standing, walking, lying down are all ok. Makes it hard to sit and write an opinion piece like I normally do. Also makes it awkward at home, standing walking around or lying down on the bed or sofa… not the norm. The good news is that my back is getting better every day, so there hopefully is nothing serious or permanent damage.
Lets see if I can come up with a few topics off the top of my head. First off today is my brother’s birthday, so I hope he is having a good day. The world situation? I read on Reuters that Syria gave a full accounting of its chemical weapons stockpile, and on time too. That should be headline news. We ask for things and then dont report them; the public should be kept informed. Iran might be willing for talks? Sure it could be a stalling tactic like Syria; but what if its not. What if Iran wants to join the world community and give up their nuclear program? Wouldnt that be great if a long time foe could have the same mutual interests as we do?
On the the American Taliban; the GOP and its radical wing the tea party continue to threaten the ruination of America because they don’t like the black man in the White House. This is absurd. America is the worlds leader, the beacon on the hill. If you haven’t read Peggy Noonan’s column in this weeks WSJ you should. If the GOP had only spent their time trying to make ACA better rather than acting like children in a sandbox we would be in a much better place. I dont know how anyone can have a particularly informed opinion on #ACA since we know so little about it. Obama is so losing the messaging war on this. The majority of Americans disapprove, in poll after poll. You know why? No one knows whats in it or what it means for them directly. This is the fault, 100%, of Barack Obama. Explain, tell us whats in the bill, why its good for us. But, no explanation in 3 years except, no pre existing conditions and the talking points we all have heard.
The GOP, in threatening to shut down the government and default on U.S. debt, should all be tried for treason. If you read my blog on a regular basis this will sound familiar. Why isnt our economy better, why is unemployment at a staggeringly high amount? Because the GOP have blocked all attempts by Obama for job creation. As lame as Obama’s attempts have been, at least he proposed job creation in 2011, 2 full years ago. The GOP in threatening default should be jailed. The U.S. economy, the largest in the world, is not to be tinkered with. Its to be maintained and grown. Even threatening default or government shut down slows the economy, the GDP and job creation. That in my mind is treasonous. Just where do people think the long term unemployed go? There was a brilliant article on how disability insurance is souring. Why? Because normal people cant find normal jobs. So, in the end, the GOP cuts end up costing the Country more, growing the long term debt. All because the GOP’s goal is to sabotage Barack Obama. We have never seen this kind of behavior in the history of the Country.
On a lighter note and certainly less important, I was very unimpressed with Apple’s new iPhone 5S. Yes, Apple owns the market now but that wont always be the case. I have seen many companies fall from grace. My advice to Apple, get your ass in gear and bring out a game changing product; otherwise you will go the way of AOL, and other has-beens.
Thats it for today, hopefully my back will feel good enough to sit and write more, I know I am leaving a lot out…