What I Want To See…

I want to kick off this “The Next President” category here at RJsCorner with a post about what I want to see in the next president.

Here is my dirty dozen of wants for the Next President:

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Oh Texas, There You Go Again…

After traveling through all fifty States I can’t help it, I have my most favorite States and my least favorite States.┬á Texas is in the latter category. In my mind Texas, at least the most vocal of Texans, are the epitome of bravado, arrogance,┬á and most sadly vengeance. A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study. The textbook, titled Mexican American Heritage, describes Mexican-Americans as people who ÔÇťadopted a revolutionary narrative that … Continue reading Oh Texas, There You Go Again…

Fixations….

WHY?? ┬á I ask that a lot, especially when it comes to how we choose to live our lives. I simply can’t understand how we Americans are so fixated on flexing our muscle throughout the world when we have so many thing that need repair in our own country. It is almost as if we are willing to sacrifice our own well being in order to exercise our power. We must realize that the world didn’t assign us to be policemen of the world, that was a choice we made, often times much to our own detriment. Since I hold … Continue reading Fixations….

And Then There Was Andy……

The last presidential home we visited on our April vacation was the Hermitage of Andrew Jackson. I must admit that I had read various things about “Stonewall” before I visited and there was not much of what I read that I liked. After visiting his home just outside of Nashville Tennessee and learning more about him I can say I like him even less today. Sorry to all you Jackson fans but he was just not the type of person I would ever admire. The Hermitage was a huge mansion compared to the other four presidential places we visited the … Continue reading And Then There Was Andy……

No Credit Given….

The above note has been making its rounds on Facebook. I have seen in on several of my conservative friends postings. As usual the radical right among us seems unwilling to give President Obama credit for ANYTHING. Bin Laden was in the compound where they discovered him for probably more than four years before Mr. Bush left office. If Bushie had been president when the attack took place there these same pundits would have been yelling “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – PRESIDENT BUSH TOOK DOWN HIS MAN!!!” The part about the pay on this posting is another┬ádemonstration┬áof “don’t confuse me with the … Continue reading No Credit Given….

Enough for Everyone

I must admit that I am becoming a big fan of Anthony Bourdain and his show No Reservations. Anthony is a TV celebrity/chef/author who travels to other countries to try to get a real feel for their culture and also their food. He doesn’t spend any time in the┬átouristy┬áplaces; he goes and meets the┬áreal┬ápeople. Tony is kind of like the guy I would have liked to have been more like in earlier life. He doesn’t hold back much and he is kind of raw on the edges. Actually he is very raw on the edges! ­čÖé ┬áOne of the things … Continue reading Enough for Everyone