Filed under: Life
Currently at home in snowy West Hartford. We got about a foot between yesterday and today, with more snow on the way tomorrow and then during the week before Christmas.
My break will last from now until January 10th, where I will leave for England for 4 months.
Things to do over break…
- Read those books- Skrowronek, Generations, The Emerging Democratic Majority, and all those Newsweeks!
- Finish Christmas shopping- don’t worry it’s almost done.
- Get everything needed for London- computer stuff, dressy clothes, American politics books, and bath and body stuff (thanks B!)
- EAT… Christmas cookies, Five Guys, Lenny and Joe’s, PF Chengs, Max Amore, Cosi- gotta get all my American food before I leave
- Visit friends and family
- Have fun
Enjoy these next few weeks of break. Updates from lovely, pretentious WeHa may be few and far between, but funny sayings by Baral family and friends will definitely be posted.
Filed under: President G.W. Bush
“In my mind, the foremost obligation we had from a moral or an ethical standpoint was to the oath of office we took when we were sworn in, on January 20 of 2001, to protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. And that’s what we’ve done,” he said…
“I think it would have been unethical or immoral for us not to do everything we could in order to protect the nation against further attacks like what happened on 9/11,” Mr. Cheney said.
Notice anything weird about what he said? I did.
What did Alex notice?:
That’s the oath of enlistment into the US military. It is not the oath that Cheney took when he became Vice President.
The President and Vice President swear to protect and defend the constitution, and not the people of the United States. That’s not a minor or insignificant difference.
What did I notice?
If Cheney and Bush really believe that they swore an oath to defend and protect the nation on January 20th, 2001, then they failed to uphold that oath. Mind you, the September 11th terrorist attacks occurred later on in 2001, after Bush and Cheney had taken office. According to Cheney’s rational, the Bush administration was pretty much a failure from the start.
Filed under: President Obama
This is very random, but my politico email alert emailed me twice today. First to break a story, then to correct it.
The first headline read: “President Obama vows to increase US jobs by 3 million…”
The second headline: “CORRECTION: President-Elect Obama…”
Even the best mess up sometime, but it was pretty surreal to see “President Obama” written across my screen.