Mr. President, Bring Them Home!

Published: July 9, 2013 at 6:55 AM WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama, in tough talks with Hamid Karzai, may speed up U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and leave none behind, officials said. The New York Times, quoting U.S. and European officials, reported talks with the Afghan president are frustrating Obama and as a result, the U.S….

Memorial Day- Take A Moment To Reflect..

Among the many indelible pictures that haunt me when I think of military or veterans, the foremost is this. This picture like so many others certify that wearing the uniform is not all always about strength, power, combat, victory, brutality but a much more deeper understanding of self and sacrifice: both of others and their…

No Knee Jerks From Me…..

……up until few years ago, I was known for what I call as ‘ my instinctive behaviour’ and what most others (my well-wishers) thought as ‘my impulsive behaviour’. It didn’t bother me as I always believed that I processed the pros and cons much more faster than most of them anyway and was very much…

Living Upto Our Children’s Expectations…..

President Obama at Tucson: I believe we can be better.  Those who died here, those who saved lives here – they help me believe.  We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us.  I believe that for all…

President Pissypants OR President Persi(stence)pants?

Just weeks earlier President Obama was termed President Pissypants by TBogg for whom I have enormous love and respect. Well President PP did it again. -> He passed “The Tax-Cuts” bill -> Today he signed  “The Repeal of DADT” bill (If the CSpan video does not respond well, please click below for a better quality…

Jeff Merkley,This Week’s TDPP Hero

for this….. Mosque: Don’t blame friends for acts of enemies (…..snip….) As Thomas Jefferson said, “The constitutional freedom of religion [is] the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights.” It is no accident that the right to worship in accordance with one’s own conscience is enshrined in the First Amendment. But, many mosque opponents…

Bring Them All Home, Mr. President

Tears welled up my eyes watching the last of the US combat troops pull out of Iraq. Long overdue! Bring Them All Home, Mr. President, Bring Them All Home! US President Barack Obama has confirmed the end of all combat operations in Iraq by 31 August. Some 50,000 of 65,000 US troops currently in Iraq…

Friedman To Palin: STFU!!

In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.”…

One Year In Photos

My favourites first followed by the link to WhiteHouse.gov’s photo gallery For more eye-candy, click here.

Mr.President, This Is For Ted Kennedy…

The 92-year-old Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), a former majority leader himself, seemed more prepared when history knocked. “Mr. President,” Byrd said, raising his right hand and pointing to the domed ceiling, “This is for my friend Ted Kennedy. Aye!” And in honour of his friend and my hero Ted Kennedy, here is a video from…