Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Can't Take Obama at His Word, Reader Says

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Can't Take Obama at His Word, Reader Says

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[President Barack] Obama visited Afghanistan and told our soldiers that he was committed to staying until the job was done. That, to satisfy the conservatives. Then he told them that he would begin pulling troops out in a little over a year. That, to satisfy the liberals. What are Americans to think? What are the Afghans and Taliban to think? The message is that you cannot take the president at his word. Our allies have understood this since the beginning of the Obama administration. So has the American public.

BLAME GAME CONTINUES

A recent writer quoted Groucho Marx to make a statement that Republicans would not go along with the Democrats on any bills that they have passed. Since the Democrats took over Capitol Hill while George Bush was still in office they have refused to listen to any suggestions or amendments that Republicans have offered and refused to heed their warnings for 10 years that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to bring on a financial crisis. They have been wrong all along and are still taking us down the road to bankruptcy.

NO NEED FOR 'FAST' LANE

To the person that ranted about the "slowpoke law" being put into effect here in Florida: I would just like to inform this person that the speed limit in the left lane is 65 mph. That is the maximum speed you are supposed to drive in any lane. The left lane is not for people that think you are allowed to drive as fast as you would like. ... So, when people are driving 65 mph in the left lane they are not slowpokes, just able to understand what the word "limit" means.

TURN THE VOLUME DOWN

Certainly the technology exists to keep the volume for TV commercials at the same level as it is for programs. We continuously have to leap for the remote to lower the TV volume whenever a commercial comes on. …

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