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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Friday, July 25, 2008

MY THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S TRIP

I will never be a Bill O’Riley. And you may have figured out there are certain subjects that I don’t discuss with you; religion, how to raise your kids and politics.

However, I DO have some thoughts on Obamas trip across the world. Right or wrong, they are my thoughts.

First of all, how could anyone who had the wherewithal to make a trip like this (to talk with the soldiers, generals, etc) NOT go to any of the hospitals where our wounded are??? What was the thought process behind that? For me, that would be the first place I would go and I would make SURE THERE WERE NO REPORTERS OR PHOTOGRAPHERS THERE. I would be as discreet about it as possible. If my heart was in the right place, I would not want the coverage for that visit. But maybe that IS what Obama did?? Maybe he did go and is keeping it a secret? Nah, I doubt it.

My second gripe is, I do not like someone WHO IS NOT THE LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY speaking on MY behalf in these other countries! I don’t care if this had been McCain; these two men are HOPING to get elected. They are NOT elected yet.

And as trivial as this sounds, have you ever watched Obama give a speech? Has anyone else noticed that when Obama is speaking to “the crowd” it is like his head is on a swivel? I feel at times like he is watching a ping pong match. I have yet to see him look directly ahead of him, but maybe there are only admirers to the left and right of him. When McCain speaks, he manages to speak to everyone in the crowd. He looks ahead, behind, left side or right side. Hmmmm…..body language count for anything? And ya know what; looking ahead is a GOOD thing. And looking back is a good thing. And watching to the left of you and the right of you is a good thing. Could there be a political connection here; looking ahead to the future, looking back at the past, looking to the left and right of you??

(Since writing this a.m. I now am hearing the reasons that Obama did NOT make any stops at the hospitals to see our soldiers. I had already written my thoughts prior to hearing the reasons being given for him not visiting. I am still going to post my thoughts even after hearing those reasons.)

3 comments:

  1. Gerald Hookway, Battle Creek, MI12:08 PM

    So, what were/are the reasons/excuses ?

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  2. "They" didn't want it to appear that any visitation to soldiers in hospitals would be politically motivated. I still think anyone that has that opportunity COULD have taken it and kept it quiet, ya know? There didn't have to be press coverage of a visit of that nature.

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  3. "They" didn't want it to appear that any visitation to soldiers in hospitals would be politically motivated. I still think anyone that has that opportunity COULD have taken it and kept it quiet, ya know? There didn't have to be press coverage of a visit of that nature.

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