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Jon Gosselin on ABC's Primetime……..

I just came home to see John Gosselin on ABC\’s Primetime. He’s doing a sit-down interview with a guy, and he’s admitting that he should have stood up to “that woman’, who happens to be the mother of his kids and will soon be his ex-wife……….I know I read somewhere that couples with multiple births have a high divorce rate, and guess the stress of the whole thing would be the reason…but I’ll go back to my first post on this subject…….you should have manned up Jon……..maybe things would have turned out better……but I see a man today mad at himself for not standing up in his relationship……and maybe it would have made things last longer in the end…….that’s my view………..

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Other Things | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jon Gosselin on ABC’s Primetime……..

I just came home to see John Gosselin on ABC\’s Primetime. He’s doing a sit-down interview with a guy, and he’s admitting that he should have stood up to “that woman’, who happens to be the mother of his kids and will soon be his ex-wife……….I know I read somewhere that couples with multiple births have a high divorce rate, and guess the stress of the whole thing would be the reason…but I’ll go back to my first post on this subject…….you should have manned up Jon……..maybe things would have turned out better……but I see a man today mad at himself for not standing up in his relationship……and maybe it would have made things last longer in the end…….that’s my view………..

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Other Things | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The German military has is own Aftganistan headache………

Yep….it appears that last weeks air strike in Aftganistan that killed about 100 civilians was ordered by a German army unit.   Most Americans don’t know it…but Germany has about 4,200 soldiers in the war torn country. They have been assigned to relatively quiet area’s …but the war IS everywhere.

This unit called in the strike on a few Taliban fuel trucks, but the collateral damage spread to civilians in the area……something the Taliban knows, and uses, and something US Gen. McChsyrstal has warned Allied commanders to be alert to……the results of the strike has caused a bit of heartburn back in Germany, for the military, and the politicans…….. and adds to impression in country,  that United States and its allies are no better than the Taliban……..

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congress is back……and there is a lot of work to do……..

The United States Congress opens for its fall session, and there is a lot of things to deal with. The Healthcare Bill ( the 800 pound gorilla ) is due out by October,  A possible  immigration bill (Obama has indicated he may hold off on this, till next year), and something could be coming on energy, and climate change. In addition, congress must approve the 12 appropriations bills for  year (including the fight over Defense) . The House has already done so….But the Senate has eigth bills that they haven’t dealt with, and four that need to be reconciled  with the White House .

September 30th is the due date for appropriations…after that it’s continuing resolutions something the democrats, with both houses, hoped they wouldn’t need to do (that hasn’t happened since 1994).

Added to all this is laws and regulations, some which expire at the end of the year. Some of those include taxes that have to dealt with for political reasons (estate tax and others). And Obama is sure to send a few other things up to the Capitol for their consideration, with his strategy of keeping things busy……..Hold on folks, it should be an interesting ride!……..

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment