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I Hope Obama Fails

Don’t get me wrong here. I have nothing against the guy personally. He seems to have integrity and a genuine passion for our country, something that is lacking in a lot of our leaders. That still doesn’t mean he makes good decisions.

I want the best for our country. I want more than anything to see America prosper. I just don’t believe the plans (economic) Obama has made are good for our country. I believe they are actually detrimental to the well being of our nation and its prosperity.

The de-privatizing of our banking and auto industries, in part or in whole, is absolutely the wrong way to go. Name me a single government entity that is not a money loser. There isn’t one. The government isn’t designed to make money. So then why would you put any business sector into the hands of the government?

Because of the poor record of our past administration, I believe people are blind to see what is good for our country. They have put their faith in Obama, like some messiah here to rescue us from…everything. As his plans unfold and do not come to fruition, he will not be blamed. The people will forgive him and blame it on the baggage of the past administration, allowing us to continue to dig ourselves into a deeper trench.

In all of this, what I am saying is one of the following two things.

1. “I hope I am absolutely wrong about what makes the world turn and Obama’s plans bring America to its former, prosperous state as a country.” I am not hopeful for this one unfortunately, but I would be glad to admit that I was wrong if this happens.

2. “I hope someone comes up with a better plan to fix our nation, relying on responsible individuals to make smart choices to grow their personal wealth and in turn the wealth of our nation.” I do not want to see how low our country gets before we realize we need this other plan, but I truly believe this is the way we’re headed.

So it is with a burdened heart that I say, “I hope Obama fails.”

Oh Yeah, The Olympics

With all the important stuff going on (Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder), I haven’t written a single thing about The Olympics. As I don’t watch much television anymore, most of my news has been coming from reading news online, which is probably much better for my sleep schedule. A lot of people are losing sleep staying up late watching.

As a red blooded American, I am rooting wholeheartedly for USA in everything, whether or not they are expected to be medal contenders. Unlike some of my friends, there is no sentiment of consolation if China, the country of of my ethnic background, is the one beating American to the medals.

Still, I am very impressed with what China has done with their Olympic program. They are set to be the dominant country in the next two or three Olympics. I’m sure they run a strict program, and I wouldn’t want to be this guy. Keep on eye on him. It might be the last time you ever see him again. You don’t bring shame to your nation and live to tell about it.

Other than the redemption of men’s basketball, the events I am following most closely are the swimming events. I am also paying attention to one particular athlete, Michael Phelps. There’s something about a man in a Speedo We all know the story of his pursuit to become the greatest Olympian of all time by grabbing eight gold medals. The man is a machine. He is 6’4″, consumes over 10,000 calories a day, and he can’t break 200lbs. I’d love to be on that diet. I guess it is the fuel he needs to kick ass.

My favorite Phelps victory thus far was the 4×100 Free Relay, where we beat France after they claimed, “The Americans? We will smash them.” What did we learn, France? Don’t even bother shaving your pits for the swimming pool. Tell your women to do it instead.