September 11th, 2010 | Author: akagaga
When asked about the impact of threatening to burn qurans in his recent press conference, Obama said this:
There’s no doubt that when someone goes out of their way to be provocative in ways that we know can inflame the passions of over a billion Muslims around the world at a time when we’ve got our troops in a lot of Muslim countries, that’s a problem.
Instead of sending the FBI to intimidate the misguided Florida pastor, removing our troops from “a lot of Muslim countries” would seem to offer them better protection. It might even “deflame” their hatred for the U.S. because it would be harder for us to kill their civilians from a distance.
This move would probably help the democrats in November, too, although I know you would never make a decision based on politics.
I’m just sayin’ and I know you have other very important things on your mind, but that’s my two cents, Mr. President.
February 09th, 2010 | Author: akagaga
Surprised to hear from me again so soon? I’m kinda surprised to be writing again, too. I’ll try not to make it a habit. But I’ve been watching the snow storms ripping through Washington, and something occurred to me that I thought might be helpful.
See, when I’m trying to do something and things beyond my control keep getting in the way, I stop for a bit and say, “Is that You, God? Should I be going in a different direction?”
Now, snowstorms are no big thing here in upstate New York. We’re used to them. But if I were the President in Washington and the big, white fluffies just kept piling up and disrupting everything I was trying to do, I think I’d stop for a bit and say, “Is that You, God? Should I be going in a different direction?”
This isn’t a prophecy or anything like that, and it might be completely off the mark. I mean, hey, these storms might be trying to teach Al Gore something. But I thought it was worth a couple minutes to let you know what popped into my head.
Who knows? Maybe this old girl out in the sticks could influence the federal government. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?
Anyhow, it couldn’t hurt for you to just ask God if He’s sending you a message. I’m just sayin’.
January 29th, 2010 | Author: akagaga
I’m writing to apologize that I couldn’t watch your whole State of the Union Address last night. You see, I had a prior commitment. I had to clean the cat box.
So how’d it go? Did you get applause from both sides of the rooms? Did everyone understand the error of their ways after you explained just what it was they had previously misunderstood? Did you feel better for getting everything off your chest?
I have to say, though, I thought it was pretty tacky to go after the Supreme Court when they couldn’t respond. In grade school, we would have called that “does not play well with others.”
And about those wars that you kept throwing back in President Bush’s face? You do realize that you could just end them and bring our people home, don’t you? I’m just saying, in case you hadn’t thought of that idea.
That’s all for now, Mr. Pres. It’s time to wash my hair.