My wife and I really enjoyed the Payson Rodeo Friday night.
The only negative aspect for us was the circus clown who made a disrespectful comment about the president, using an oversized bra, calling it “Barack Obama” referring to the “loss of support, every day” for the president.
This comment might be fodder for late night humor, but not in an arena where so many children are present.
We really respect the clowns when they protect the cowboys from the bulls and put their lives on the line, but they should stick to suitable humor, especially for children.
The evening began with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and ended with “God Bless America.”
The president is our commander in chief. The office of the presidency deserves more respect, even if you disagree with the policies.
We have two grown sons. Our oldest in the Navy, was awarded the Bronze Star for his post in Iraq, two years ago. Our youngest, who works for the state department, is about to depart on an unaccompanied tour (without his family) in Pakistan for 18 months.
Between the two wars, and our economic situation, the state of the world’s economy, unrest in the Arab world and the lack of support from many members of Congress, our president needs our support, and respect.
Obama inherited a huge deficit, the wars and many members of Congress who could care less about our situation as long as he doesn’t get re-elected. Most of the congressmen are millionaires and don’t have much empathy for the average American, struggling in this recession.
Great line in the editorial of the Idaho Statesmen today ... “Witnessing the Republicans and the Democrats bicker over the U.S. debt is analogous to watching two drunks argue over a bar bill on the Titanic.”