Wet Noodles And Kryptonite

Just when I thought it was safe to relax, it rained again today. It’s not like the additional rain we had will make the rivers rise again, but enough is enough, at least for a week or two while people get their possessions dried out.

We had some errands to run and we got caught in the rain for about 20 minutes before we got home. Because of the weather, we spent the rest of the day working on small projects and relaxing for the first time in days.

Speaking of small projects…

Thought #1

If a French President calls you out on the world stage for standing idle and doing nothing, and essentially being ineffective, you know you suck. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said,

President Obama has even said, “I dream of a world without [nuclear weapons].” Yet before our very eyes, two countries are currently doing the exact opposite. Since 2005, Iran has violated five Security Council resolutions. Since 2005, Secretary-General, the international community has called on Iran to engage in dialogue. An offer of dialogue was made in 2005, an offer of dialogue was made in 2006, an offer of dialogue was made in 2007, an offer of dialogue was made in 2008, and another one was made in 2009. President Obama, I support the Americans’ outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing. More enriched uranium, more centrifuges, and on top of that, a statement by Iranian leaders proposing to wipe a UN member State off the map.

It seems Mr. Obama’s job performance is upsetting a lot of people and his approval ratings are dropping on a global scale. So much for utopia.

On a sidenote, why isn’t the American media covering Mr. Sarkozy’s remarks?

Thought #2

Political kryptonite. ACORN. Same thing.

Apparently the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut all funding from ACORN, again. In passing the continuing resolution to keep the government funded, the House Democrats added a provision prohibiting ACORN from receiving funding from any current measure or any prior legislation.

So, how many politicians want ACORN shut down before the truth is revealed about their association with the organization? Seriously, I’ve never seen them move so quick on a plan of action in my life. There must be some reason they are acting so quickly.

Two thoughts are better than none, right? This coming week looks busy, with projects and with writing about legislation on the Hill. Stay tuned…