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Jim's Jottings

This is how it works, in too many places

Obama is not a strong supporter of the United States military

February 05, 2014 - First, too often we voters are not offered really good people on a ballot.

Second, companies do not always hire totally fair, unprejudiced, honest firms to help them reach new growth goals.

In both cases, openings can come up that bring less than honest (even totally dishonest) people into the mix.

Think of the recent firings in the U.S. Treasury. Two former officials are no longer there having been found with their hands in the cookie jar.

It's just the way it goes when bosses and electeds have a kink in their being and greed finds that weakness and sets in.

It can happen in the streets. It can happen when honest thinking isn't available.

It can happen when guidance is missing, or not accepted and it can happen when people have the notion others are wrong, or that they've earned more than the going rate.

But, I think the real rationale of those with the brain kink is they are smarter than the rest of us and no way will we catch them.

More than a couple prominent Detroiters quickly come to mind.

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• If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?

• Odd how all the "intelligent life finding instruments" are pointed away from earth.

• My body is a temple, therefore I declare myself tax exempt.

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No where has it been more obvious that president Obama is not a strong supporter of the United States military than his actions of this past fall. To prove a point against the Republican led Congress, he approved the blockading of National monuments, including our Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. D.C.. That cemetery has always been wide open for people to visit our fallen soldiers

But not under Obama's reign.

The only motive I can see for his not issuing a presidential order to keep this military cemetery open is because he lacks feelings for our military.

Oh, he'll go to ceremonies for lapel pinnings of honored service people, but only for political gain.

Political gain is where you'll find him when he's not on a golf course like he was while veterans' families and friends were removing barricades at the cemetery.

Why would he not issue another of his presidential orders to let people see the fields of the fallen -- he's already used that pen 5,700 other times?

President Obama is the leader of the greatest country in he world. Why doesn't he do that job? Lead.

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• I know, when people see a litter box they always ask, "Oh, have your got a cat?" Just once I'd like to say, "No, it's for company!"

• Parents can look so peaceful when their children are asleep.

• Reaching under the couch is as close as I get to yoga.

Jim Sherman, Sr. is president of Sherman Publications, Inc. He has penned "Jim's Jottings" since 1955.
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