Looking around and ahead

As for this post there will be no hyperlinks to articles or copying & pasting text from another location. Not that there hasn’t been some interesting events unfurling or breaking through.  In the real world of my own existence and livelihood, things have been also breaking through which has required my attention and consideration. Those kind of events I record on my LJ not here. But as mentioned, much has occurred and with the hands of the sundial and the zodiac getting ready to line up to the eighth month of 2012 I am a bit stunned how much hasn’t happened than what has. Surely the kid plugging the hole in the dyke must have two-score thumbs.

Unresolved or continuing to deteriorate:
Our Congress and the partisan immaturity & noncooperation
Syria
Afghanistan/Pakistan
Iran and the whole nuclear weapon question
Euro and the European financial crisis
US unemployment and economy
Stability in the Middle East
and there is many more stories and events but these are the ones I continue to monitor.

November arrives and hopefully we will see with it the removal of the incumbent occupying the executive branch of government. Of course there is much harm that he can do in those long days of being a lame duck president. Nevertheless their is far greater fear of another four years of damage to our country and standing in the world.

“Leadership from behind” is the strategy and creation of someone who is NOT a leader. It is the result of someone who is doing something that is actually against their convictions and values. I think that sums up the CES’ four years. He is president of America, a country he has no conviction for nor possesses its historical values. We need a leader, someone who will navigate the mess we are in with convictions and values rooted in the exceptionalism of America. Someone who will stand tall with our allies, not blink with our enemies and rally the domestic forces to unite and work together. That is the person our country needs as President of the United States of America.

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