From: President Barack Obama
Date: Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:04 AM
Subject: I cannot do it alone
To: Susan [REMOVED]
I just finished delivering my first State of the Union address.
I set out an urgent plan for restoring economic security for struggling middle class families. This is my top priority, but I cannot do it alone — and that’s why I’m writing to you now.
Tonight, I called on Congress to enact reforms and new initiatives to defend the middle class — to create millions of new jobs, support
Ok, first I want everyone to know that I am not saying this because President Obama is BLACK. Is he? I am saying this because I DON”T AGREE WITH HIS POLICIES. It has nothing to do with race, but has everything to do with what he says and what he does.
First, he will push his agenda no matter what the cost. Here is a perfect example. Because he can’t get things done with congress, he is going to by-pass congress. “Now, yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have created this commission. So I’ll issue an executive order …
I have recently been trying to listen to/read more talks by LDS Church leaders. And I have found this really cool website, http://speeches.byu.edu/. This website has most if not all of the speeches given at BYU over the years. I was able to pick up 6 years worth in book format for only $20.00.
The talk I wanted to talk a little bit about in this post is called “The Sacred Responsibilities of Parents” by M. Russell Ballard, give during Education Week on August 19, 2003.
Elder Ballard first talks about “The Family: A Proclamation to the World“. He had …
Invictus – by William Emest Henley (23 August 1849 – 11 July 1903)
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishment …
A friend and I were talking the other day. I was discussing how when I get home I am usually upset and tense. It was leading to anger issues when I got home from work. The friend gave me a suggestion. He said that I should drive in the right lane, and go about 5 miles per hour slower than I usually did, and listen to some music that I really like. So I tried it for several weeks, and the impact was noticeable. Instead of fighting traffic, I flowed with traffic. The funny thing was that I arrived home …
I am currently reading (well, listening to) a talk By Jack Marshall called – Calming Storms – Overcoming Hurt, Injustice and Anguish. In this talk he talks about an experience that Elder John Groberg gives in the May 1980 Ensign. (John Groberg wrote the book The Other Side of Heaven.)
Here is the story he shared in the talked entitled “Writing Your Personal and Family History“.
In the early 1900s, a young father and his family joined the Church in Hawaii. He was enthused about his new-found religion, and after two years of membership both he and his
May I just offer one or two more thoughts. One of our Latter-day Saint men during World War II was over in England. He had gone to an officer’s club where they were holding a riotous kind of celebration. He noticed off to the side a young British officer who didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all. So he walked over to him and said, “You don’t seem to be enjoying this kind of a party.” And this young British officer straightened himself a few inches taller than he was before and replied, “No, sir, I can’t engage in …
This is why the Health Care bill scares me. This is my two cents….
Cent 1… The federal government is forcing me to buy something. They are making every American purchase a product, and if you don’t purchase this product, you will then be taxed because you exercised your right to be a non-consumer. But not only that, it is going to set a precedence. It will open the door for the federal government to force us to buy, pay for, and join any group they feel like we need to be a part of.
Some of you may be …