I've listened to snippets of the inaugural address today. Personally, it was more empty words with promises of progressive meddling. Otherwise, the shit was deep and the spreaders were enamored with their self-importance.
What should have been said:
"...We've reached a point in our destiny were self-reliance is most important. With that in mind, the development of energy independence is paramount and the development of all energy sources - including hydrocarbons - will be my goal for the next four years.
How shall we accomplish this? With a strong effort to relieve excessive regulations on those that develop and produce energy. My goal is to make the greatest country in the world a shining example of self-sufficiency and fiscal responsibility. It's our heritage and a continuance of the efficient industry our ancestors developed. Energy independence will help with financial security and remove the reliance on foreign nations that can't even protect those that help with their own energy development.
Now, we need to bow our heads and pray for the families of the Americans killed by terrorists in Algeria. While we can't change what has passed, we can change what is to come and never expose our fine citizens to the same dangers ever again..."
I can wish. A good man would have those goals. We don't have a good man in the White House. May our future leaders never make the same mistakes.
A local man was one of those killed in Algeria. It was heartbreaking to hear his daughter try to explain her sorrow. Her tears and sobs were the same I've experienced when close family members were killed way before what we perceived was their time.
I'll pray for the family tonight. It's all I can do and I'm sure it will not be enough.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.