A quote worth remembering. “Maybe peace would have broken out with a different kind of White House, one less committed to waging a perpetual campaign–a White House that would see a 51-48 victory as a call to humility and compromise rather than an irrefutable mandate.” Does that sound like good advice for President Barack Obama? Actually, it’s a quote from Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope, which was published when he was the junior Senator from Illinois. He was talking, of course, about George W. Bush’s re-election victory.
Is it racist to want the truth? Many members of Congress are still trying to find out why we were given so much false information about the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the murder of our ambassador and three other Americans. They want to know why Susan Rice, our ambassador to the United Nations, helped disseminate a false explanation for the assault. In his first post-election press conference, President Barack Obama angrily defended Rice. And this week, a dozen female Democrats in the House came to Rice’s support, saying such criticism is “clear sexism and racism.” It doesn’t look like this controversy will go away anytime soon. Nor should it.
Time to stock up on Twinkies? The news that Hostess, the manufacturer famous for Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, was closing its bakeries and firing all of its workers caused a mad scramble at grocery stores and other outlets. People were even auctioning Twinkies on eBay. The company and its labor union attempted mediation to see if closure could be avoided. Reportedly, the effort failed; but I’m sure that someone else will pick up the iconic brands. It’s hard to imagine a world without Twinkies, isn’t it?
Stop trying to kick it, Charlie Brown. Believe it or not, it’s been 60 years since Charlie Brown first tried to kick a football — and Lucy jerked it away at the last moment. Yes, the legendary comic strip “Lucy’s Great Deception” first appeared on Nov. 16, 1952. You would think that after all this time Charlie Brown would finally learn not to trust her, wouldn’t you?