“Put an end to the imperial presidency??” Not from my perspective! With Barack, we have lost the dignity of the office. I won’t accuse Michelle of the same thing, but she certainly gives the impression of enjoying the privileges of the office a tad too much & most distinctly, neither share a dang thing with the common man, black white or purple. Just the fact that she has what? 23 assistants or staff people or secretaries – whatever – When every other first lady had one, except I think Nancy Reagan, who had TWO… Well that sure days a lot about Michelle Obama, doesn’t it?
I remember reading early in Obama’s campaign that his background allowed him to identify with everyone. The fact is he can identify with NO ONE. Barack, especially, has had a totally bizarre life. I can’t believe he’s not in therapy and poor Michelle — well, I’d feel sorry for them both if I were not more concerned about the future of our nation.
May 21, 2015 at 12:26am
Hey! If you can’t say anything nice —! I’m restraining myself here, saying I just don’t get it. What world is she living in? I do have a crazy fit daughter that likes to work out like this, but she is womanly& feminine. Otherwise, I know absolutely no woman over30 who does this. Michelle’ s fitness pix only add to my sense of surrealism regarding the leadership in the US. Who ARE these people???
 May 5, 2015 at 3:02pm
Now that I think about it, I’m not sure my hubby would do this either. I don’t think I could kiss a stranger like that. I just wouldn’t feel right, even if it were all in fun.
 May 5, 2015 at 2:58pm
My husband would totally do this and is more loyal than the family dog! I think it’s a fun and harmless story, showing a marvelous aspect of humanity!
May 1, 2015 at 8:21am
“Ferguson all over…” Yup. A death that should not have happened, caused by a series of events set in motion by both parties. Everyone & no one is to blame. These events are inevitable as long as no one can break the cycle of poverty, broken families and government subsidies that support these communities. The more I think on it, the more tragic it gets. And it’s absolutely perpetuated by Al Sharpton & Barack Obama, because this is NOT a ” black” thing, NOT a race thing. Not today. As long as they insist it is seen as such, we will never be able to address the real issues. Praying.
 April 30, 2015 at 10:40pm
I just heard a young black woman say, “This is nothing new; it’s been happening since we were set free.” This mantra is getting old and beginning to sound just silly. Surely by now the nation recognizes the number of people of color in visible positions of authority. At the same time, don’t we all acknowledge that racism still exists& the black ghetto culture is worse than ever? I for one am beyond frustrated at the nation’s inability to do anything about this huge issue.
 April 30, 2015 at 9:54pm
Juggling, it’s not issues between the black community & the police. It’s between a particular segment of the black population& police. Generally, bad things are happening in selective neighborhoods. This is NOT the black/white thing so many want to make it. It has more to do with broken homes & a cycle of poverty. The whole country would prefer helping people out of this tragic cycle rather than perpetuating it. Prayers for all.
 April 29, 2015 at 11:11pm
Apparently there is no validation of the spinal surgery. I apologize for my error.
April 29, 2015 at 11:09pm
Then I was in error in my response above. If that is so, I apologize.
 April 29, 2015 at 11:05pm
I’m sure someone else has previously referenced this, but apparently Freddie had recently had surgery after a terrible car accident and was supposed to have limited activity. It is postulated that the severed spinal cord and subsequent death would be entirely possible based on the report of his actions & those of the police.
 April 22, 2015 at 7:51am
Blinky, that’s the problem. God will never be “proven” to you because you refuse to recognize Him. You want to understand, with your limited human brain, GOD.That’s impossible. It’s more a matter of accepting a power that is beyond your comprehension.If you refuse to accept it, you refuse. End of story.God is not debatable. He IS. My personal relationship with God through Christ brings me peace, joy, & strength.I’d like for you to know Him, too, but that’s up to you, dear. However, I’d sure like to be there when you see Him for the first time!
 April 21, 2015 at 5:21pm
Thom, our porous borders don’t bother you?
 April 21, 2015 at 5:17pm
Perhaps in a different universe, Blinky. Who hurt you so badly that you see Christians this way?
 April 21, 2015 at 3:39pm
I’m not sure she thinks she is witty& smart, but I’m sure she thinks she got the brass ring& has it all over the rest of us. It’s almost like she’s the Lewinski to Obama’s Clinton. I might feel sorry for her if I didn’t want to slap her so badly.
April 21, 2015 at 3:32pm
In other words, “I’m not talking so go screw yourself.”
 April 21, 2015 at 3:22pm
Listening to them reminds me of the term “gaslighting,” or “Mind F*** 101.” My jaw drops& I can’t believe what I’m hearing. How are people not screaming “THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!” It’s crazy making.Thank God for those who speak out who agree with me. Otherwise I’d be calling those guys in the white coats on myself!
 April 21, 2015 at 12:59pm
[-2] April 20, 2015 at 10:56am
I support traditional marriage. I am not AGAINST same sex unions. I am bothered that LGBT think they should be considered identical. Same rights, okay. Want to be married in a church, fine. While it’s ridiculous to deny this has gone on since time immemorial, it seems equally ridiculous to me to PROMOTE it in the way our society is doing today. That said,I could never forbid my lesbian married friends the comfort& stability their relationship provides them.Those poor girls, the difficult lives they have had… I trust God is working here.
 April 19, 2015 at 6:29pm
Immigration is, as I’m sure you know, a prominent topic of discussion in most 1st world countries. For many, national identity relates to language & appearance, food& music. Correct me if I’m wrong, but in the U.S.A., “American” refers to Judeo-Christian values. That is, you can be any religion you want to be, but the basis of our nation is Judeo-Christian. There is no traditional American music or clothing or music or food or even race – unless you go back to Native Americans, of course..
This is why some of us get a little adamant when people argue that we are NOT Judeo- Christian; we feel we are losing our national identity. This may be inevitable, but it is as disturbing to us as the loss of national identity is to Sweden, France, Italy- or any other nation. Yes, by all means come to America. But then BECOME AMERICAN. Be proud of your heritage. But become American.
 April 19, 2015 at 5:43pm
I blame the media. About half the country consider themselves liberals without examining what that means today. They automatically vote Democrat, not realizing the media lies. For every statistic you throw at them, they have a false one to lob back at you so there’s no sense debating.
Plus, it’s hard enough for the informed to accept the crazy things happening. Uninformed just look at you in disbelief when you try to tell them the basics. Eventually, the truth will out.