Stuff: trees, blogging, Condoleezza Rice

That Christmas tree? The one in a pail of water out in the carport? That one? Intact, looks lovely, has perky, sweet smelling pine needles. And it would be perfect if . . . . now I’ve bought trees for that spot for 17 years and I know the right size. I can pick out the right tree four rows in under the tent – from the street. That’s how well I know the right size to buy and lug home.

I bought the wrong size.  Yesterday’s curse was strong.

The holidays have started to intrude on my prefered pace of life, which is slow. Very, very slow. There’s likely to be light blogging till I put my foot down or have a burst of energy.

Meanwhile, you’ve heard this:

ONE of the great tropes of Republican criticism of Barack Obama is that the president goes around the world apologizing for America’s past misdeeds. “Have we ever had a president,” Mitt Romney asked in a foreign policy speech this summer, “who was so eager to address the world with an apology on his lips and doubt in his heart?”

But did you know this?

 In a major speech in Cairo in 2005, Condoleezza Rice, then Mr. Bush’s secretary of state, said that “for 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region here in the Middle East — and we achieved neither.” What was she doing if not apologizing on behalf of the United States — and vowing to put an end to a pattern of misguided policy?

Maybe it’s a black thing.

8 responses to “Stuff: trees, blogging, Condoleezza Rice

  1. Ms. Holland,

    ” What was she doing if not apologizing on behalf of the United States — and vowing to put an end to a pattern of misguided policy? ”

    First off Rice was not the President, second she never called her country arrogant. Rice was criticizing a 60 year policy. Obama was criticizing his country as arrogant for a wrong policy.

    And since we are splitting hairs. In his April 2009 speech calling America arrogant, President Obama said, ” No more will the World’s financial players be able to make risky bets at the expense of ordinary people . Those days are over. We are ushering a new era of responsibility, and that is something we should all be proud of. ”

    Unless that financial player is a big Democrat like John Corzine. John Corzine made risky bets on European debt and lost other peoples money. I am so proud to be alive in this new era of responsibility.

    It is such a shame that Corzine is not a Republican. Think of the fun OWS could have chopping off his head and putting it on their pikes.


  2. won’t we decorating tonight before the show?


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