I'm filling in for Joe Pags again on WOAI/San Antonio tonight at www.WOAI.com
Thought you might enjoy this photo from our days living in SA while my Dad was in the Air Force. As you can see, it has been a few years since we lived there. Your host is the kid with the red hat in the photo to the left. Of course, I got my picture at the Alamo.
ABC News is reporting today that Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan is "very dangerous" according to U.S. Military commanders on the ground. We know this but it is nice for the military to just spell it out to the American people.
My good friend Jim Kouri of the National Association of Chief's of Police has a new article this morning detailing how homeland security experts see another major terrorist attack within the next four years:
Former Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm grabbed some headlines yesterday when he said that the nation is suffering from a "mental recession." He also called the nation full of whiney people. While the media decended on his comment and criticized John McCain because Gramm is his economic advisor, the fact is Gramm is right. Our leadership has lead many in America to think the government is solver of all problems. It isn't rugged individualism any more, it is what can the government do for me? I think this began in the 60s with the self-absorbed hippies and counter-culture types. They grew up and became head of our colleges and educational facilities. They are in control of most of the media and they even ran and won the Presidency in 1992. Bill Clinton was the poster child of the whiney baby boomer generation who had every thing handed to them on a silver platter following World War 2. They are still self absorbed and that led to the vast array of government entitlements we have to deal with today that bust the budget.
I saw two stories the last couple of days that I think validates this idea of a "whiney generation." One is from a Dallas, TX TV station where a black county commissioner objected to a white commissioner's use of the term "black hole." The commission was suggested that spending practices was throwing money down a "black hole." A familiar expression referring to the black hole told us by science in the universe that eliminates everything in it's path. The black commissioner consider it a racist slur. Totally ridiculous but another example of how people are looking to become offended.
Another story is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning about how women are objecting to road worker signs that say "Men at Work." I like what one person wrote on the http://www.ajc.com/
web site: "Caution workers ahead..they might be men or women...could be gay or black..or even illegal alien. They might not be working..they could be just standing there doing nothing..."