Dear Readers: I am back from my American Exceptionalism tour, which featured historic Virgina, Washington D.C., Orlando’s amusement parks, the launch of the shuttle Atlantis, a cruise to the old pirate capital of the Bahamas, and the Kennedy Space Center. Over the next few posts, I have a ton of comments I overheard related current events that should be most illuminating (coming from the citizens of Florida and Virginia). However, today’s post will be a shout-out covering some news about other peeps with whom I agitate.
First, I toast Charles Caesar and his Cleopatra — who officially tied-the-knot. I figured I would toast with one of my favorite drinks — a Pina Colada (sampled during my cruise). I hope Beers with Demos will forgive me, as it is a bit of a girlie drink. However, I also highly recommend Bahama Mamas (a fabulous new drinking discovery I made during the voyage). God Bless Capt. Morgan!
I would like to thank Professor Jacobson of Legal Insurrection who made my birthday complete, selecting my humble little punditry site as “blog of the day”. I hope to get my SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition team to join his quest for humorous and pithy bumper stickers.
I want to congratulate my friend, American Freedom Network’s Sargent, on his election to a local city council. Next stop — the White House!!! He use to tease me about my fondness for the Kennedy’s; so, when I spotted this display at the Kennedy Space Center, I had to take a snapshot!.
As an aside: I have just been asked for my views on Democrat Tea Party activism. During my tour of the Kennedy Space Center, the contrast between the old-style school of Democrat politics and the new style was really brought home. Check out the quote from President Kennedy about his desire to get men to the moon (my featured “quote of the week”:
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
Bold. Visionary. Optimistic. Full of pride in America.
The, contrast it with this chestnut from Obama: No, I can’t promise that Social Security checks will go out in August if we don’t reach a deal.
Petty. Delusional. And a complete prevarication.
Professor Jacobson notes that the weakening Jewish support, while not as significant as once thought, will make a difference in the 2012 election because of its impact on Florida. I will also add that the Floridians are none too happy about the man-handling of NASA and the closure of the Shuttle Program. My first overheard comment from a bystander for the Atlantis Shuttle Launch regarding the end of the shuttle program:
OBAMA NEEDED TO SEND THOSE STIMULUS DOLLARS TO UNION EMPLOYEES IN CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK, INSTEAD.
I have decided that I am going to have a party Election Night 2012 which features Slurpees and peas to commemorate the termination of this man’s reign.
UPDATES: Eric Cantor may be having a Slurpee/pea dinner tonight! Obama just stormed out of a meeting with him, yelling — Don’t call my bluff, Eric!
B-Daddy has a great perspective on deficit reduction and the “grand bargain”, which is not really likely to occur after this Presidential temper-tantrum: Deficit Reduction – The Voters Will Need to Speak Clearly