Partying With The President
August 12, 2011 by Chip Wood
No “little people” at this party. Did you read about President Obama’s 50th birthday party? He went back to Chicago to celebrate, which was no surprise. But the price tag sure was. Admission was $30,000 per person. But for that, I’m told, you not only got a decent meal and piece of cake; you also got to hobnob with the President, some Hollywood headliners and music stars. No wonder some folks said, “Priceless!”
So he’d like to be a dictator? The National Journal reports that President Barack Obama got so frustrated about how much he had to compromise to get a deal on the debt ceiling that he was heard to say he’d like to “bypass Congress and change the laws on my own.” To make sure his audience got the point, he repeated, “Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting, I promise you.” Hey, is anyone surprised?
We know who the communists like. You will probably not be surprised to learn that the Communist Party USA has once again endorsed Barack Obama for President. In a recent article on People’s Weekly World, Sam Web, chairman of the Communist Party USA, encouraged communists to continue to support Democrats in accord with “our strategic policy of building maximum unity against right-wing extremism now and in next year’s elections.” To repeat a line from the last item: Is anyone surprised?
Print your emails and save a tree. Thanks to tree farmer Chuck Leavell and forester Carlton Owen for a fascinating op-ed in The Wall Street Journal earlier this year. They pointed out that all those “Please don’t print this” messages at the bottom of emails are exactly wrong. It’s good to use paper. In fact, Chuck’s email tagline reads, in part: “It’s OK to print this email. Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made from trees. Growing and harvesting trees provides jobs for millions of Americans.” So use more paper! And help keep our forests from being paved over for parking lots.