Tonight is the last straw.If they refuse to help him this time i am calling an attorney.
I'm going to stay up until he's back. BTW.They shut off our phone service(TWC)for 17.63 balance due.
Meantime I am anxious and worried about the tense stand off coming in EGYPT. I don't know why Obama doesn't behind the scenes convince the idiot to give up power and leave.For the good of his country.
The pundits here are going crazy.They either think there's going to be a utopia or there's going to be a Muslim Brotherhood takeover. If they had any clue what was going on in Egypt i would be amazed. The speculation and hysteria is here is out of control.My assesment? Maybe i'm naive but this is what i see so far.
It's a people's uprising.They've just had enough.
Ok.The Muslim Brother is waiting on the sidelines in the hope of taking advantage.They have their own agenda but i think the people of Egypt have enough information to get it.All they want is the dictator to take a hike and yes they were inspired by Tunasia.
They listened to Mubarak. He was supposed to have free and fair elections.When the man decided his son would take over...i think that was the last straw. Add to that the turn of events in Tunasia. Some pundits think this was all orchestrated by outside forces. I don't think so.You don't get millions of people to march on the streets for someone else's agenda. Some pundits are just panicked beyond belief by the Muslim Brotherhood.I would be cautious of them but i also give the Egyptian people more credit than to trade in one dictator for another.
Let's say the MB were trying to get power. Do you really think the people wouldn't rise up again after 30 yrs?
Nobody is going to try and stand in their way.I doubt anyone would dare.
I hope the Egyptain people look to themselves for their answer. Not one guy.Not one group.
This is what i hated about the elections last time around.The American people were looking to one guy to be their answer.Their Messiah as it were.Obama comes along and he's the guy.
I think our Constitution begins with the words WE THE PEOPLE in bold letters for a reason.
Pope Benedict said it exactly right,
"Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic."
— Pope Benedict XVI
Further Pope Benedict also said this,
Both are exactly right. This is the mistake people made in looking to Obama. When we elect a President we are only electing a man with all his flaws and vulnerabilies. Unless that man recognizes those in himself he will begin to believe that his government is the answer to your life."The State which would provide everything, absorbing everything into itself, would ultimately become a mere bureaucracy incapable of guaranteeing the very thing which the suffering person—every person—needs: namely, loving personal concern. We do not need a State which regulates and controls everything, but a State which, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, generously acknowledges and supports initiatives arising from the different social forces and combines spontaneity with closeness to those in need. The Church is one of those living forces."
— Pope Benedict XVI (God Is Love: Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict XVI)
He will become corrupt if he's not already. Obama has yet to learn what Pres Bush knew. You are serving an office. You give it your all and do the best you can do but you have limits.
Above all you get down on your knees because you don't control all situations.
I think too i heard the worst comment of all tonight from Glenn Beck;someone i usually agree with.Bush often said they(meaning terrorists)hate our freedom. Beck thinks not.Of course they do.
It goes against everything they dream of.Afterall terrorism is about power and control.I often hear this saying,
one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist. You know how to tell the difference between the 2?
The goal of a freedom fighter is that when the fight is over EVERYONE is to be free;even people they disagree with.The goal of a terrorist is that when the fight is over nobody is to be free and they are to have absolute power. The goal of a freedom fighter and terrorist are different.I have never known a freedom fighter to deliberately take the life of innocent people and then take absolute power for themselves.Our own Revolution produced a limited government and a Constitution guaranteeing the protection of inalienable rights. Our founders acknowledged are rights are given to us by our CREATOR and not the state.
Maybe Glenn Beck is right this time(again)and i'm wrong. Glenn has been right about much. I don't think it's good to speculate re the outcome at this point but i do think we need to talk Mubarak into leaving.
We don't know the outcome.I doubt the Egyptian people know the outcome;but i do know Mubarak is holding onto power and thinks he'll survive.I think we need to tell him to listen to his people and leave.I know that for certain. To even think after all this time-and now that these protests have started- he's going to suddenly reform is just crazy.He had that chance.
Why is Obama even holding that out to him? Makes no sense.Isn't this at the 9th hour? Doesn't Obama realize there's no way on earth the people of Egypt are going to buy that? I don't.
I hope my husband can get a cab and come home soon.I'm concerned.What if he can't get a cab? Then what!!! He can't call home.Of course i'm worried.I think i should have asked his friend to stay with him in case.
His friend worries about himself. I think it's time for his friend to leave. I am going to seriously talk this over with my husband.
I cannot stand that situation anymore and it's time for us to be realistic.We talk and talk and talk to the man.