‘Russians are skeptics and laugh at everything’
French impressions about Russian people, 19th Century
Our illustrious President- Elect with his glossy smile had just delivered a speech. He is good in making speeches. By this time his smile is already on all the memorabilia. I would like to offer a design of my own: A false gold coin with Bush on one side with the statement around him, ‘Mission Accomplished’ and Obama – on the other side, smiling and with the statement, ‘Sacrifice is Necessary.’ There should be a ‘e pluribus unum’ on the edge. This coin I suggest to distribute during the coronation (sorry, inauguration that is) for free. Let Sasha and Malia throw those coins to the masses.
If Joe Lieberman does not have to sacrifice anything why should I? I did nothing wrong. Joe did everything wrong and he stays where he is- a Chairman of the Committee overseeing the entity created by the act which was unlawful and stays that way. This entity now has 200000 employees, all on my payroll. You know, my son said about Obama ‘Khrushchev is black.’ Hardly. When Khrushchev came to power, the first thing he did was to destroy the Secret Police, take away its powers and put to trial the chief executioners. Hey, here we let Chertoff go nicely to the greener pastures and let Madame Napolitano to lead this monstrosity. She will now be our USA Rosa Klebb (Go read From Russia with Love) I have not heard anything about other similar entities; hey, what is Mr. Negroponte doing nowadays? Painting himself Democratic?
And what about all those promises? You know, folks, when I see Hillary I can imagine anything BUT peace, when I see Summers – anything BUT common sense, when I see Gates- anything BUT stopping wars, when I see a Dashle- anything BUT healthcare, when I see all those ladies-in- waiting appointed to counseling positions I see the people whose sole purpose is NOT to make any decisions until they are told. No, I do not see ANY Trade Union person in power or even close. I do not see any TRUE PROFESSIONAL in charge of anything. Hey, how about Secretary of Labor? Labor, for goodness sake? Obama throws a new promise at us – 2.5 million jobs. Oh, well. Why not 3 million? Are we going West again? Our infrastructure crumbles, that is true. So….. we need to give 20 billion dollars to Citigroup to mend it? I don’t understand. And why is that the President of the US must promise jobs? He has to promise to create a JOB-DEVELOPING environment! Am I sleeping or is it really Khrushchev in power? That guy truly promised jobs to his young because under socialism the govt has to do that - it is the only employer. Now, we here in the US are CAPITALIST. That would mean that the govt should NOT create jobs- it has to HELP to create jobs. How does it? War in Iraq? Not a chance. War in Afghanistan? Nope. NAFTA…… OOPS? I want to hear how this interesting entity HELPED to create jobs. And what jobs?
Like I would also expect the Congress instead of lamenting about the Detroit CEOs flying private jets simply ask those if they, if receiving the money would be able to help in job creation and what jobs and how. Would those corporations take on themselves a citizen’s obligations, say to mend the infrastructure in the state of Michigan and as such TRAIN new skills? That’s what I would ask. I would ask Citigroup to… ( Oh, boy) to develop a project of economic revival of Central- Southern Appalachia and hand it over to the Congress before they get a penny. I would ask Haliburton to take over for FREE the repair of the bridges in the USA as a token of appreciation for getting away with the stolen loot. The no- bid contract. YES, I would do that if I was the smiley guy on the podium. If after THOSE folks make their sacrifices there would be more needed I would ask the average citizen to pitch in. But only AFTER, not before.
Folks, my dear people- hope is a great aphrodisiac. We voted for Obama and now we treat him as if he is a Light of Zarkon- it shines when he smiles and it rains when he is sad. So far I do not see even a slight beam of that. I see quite the opposite- it rains when he smiles. I see England, I see France, I see a girl’s underpants but I do not see the light. Help me because it starts to remind me about the poor lady from the S. Lewis’s ‘It Can’t Happen Here.’ She dared to ask the new President about the 5000 dollars he promised to everyone before he was elected. Go, read what happened to the poor thing. Please, folks, I want Obama to succeed. I voted for him but I do not want to sacrifice. Call me when Joe Lieberman does.