When I respond, or seek responses, I think of the Internet Republic and the people [[whump]] and the places who have made our water world Eden brave and free and fair. Permitted, required, and impossible. Stand alone or stand with, whose choice to what degree [[Thn/]] O[[thn/]]ne water world Eden under "We the people" – created by whom?

Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s (and Owners’) Equity; xref: “Would you help me?” vs. “May I help you?”

We are grateful to the president for deigning to point out our flaws
and giving us another chance.

“I’m the president,” he intoned.

But We, the People, must do the work.

The buck stops with us.

And getting the carrot dangling in front of us – to MOTIVATE *us* to
move ourselves, and all who surround us, ‘FORWARD,” is ‘job one’ of the
Chief executive officer of the United States of America.

And that motivation is not the sale of more liabilities, but the
recapitalization of the public and private equity of U.S. balance
sheets, with time release covenants to prevent inflation, despite
recapitalized balances sufficient to pay off all our liabilities on
time as scheduled, with enough equity value left over to finance new
investments while loan officers instead become trust officers working
with national service citizen auditors to make sure bankers, security
personnel, elected officials, and who else meet, or exceed generally
accepted standards for conduct of their duties.

=========Null Hypothesis//

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#587 of 587: William Hale (hinging0) Sun 09 Sep 2012 (06:51 PM)

xref: response to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital ad at LAX.

Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s (and Owners’) Equity; xref: “Would you help me?” vs. “May I help you?”


#586 of 587: William Hale (hinging0) Sun 09 Sep 2012 (06:50 PM)

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HOW did the one formerly known as The One go for two?

In his renomination acceptance speech here on Thursday night, he told
us that America’s problems were tougher to solve than he had originally

And that’s why he has kindly agreed to give us more time.

Because, after all, it’s our fault.

“So you see, the election four years ago wasn’t about me,” President
Obama explained. “It was about you. My fellow citizens, you were the

We were the change!

We were the change? Us?

How on earth could we have let so much of what we fought for slip
away? How did we allow Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, the super PACs, the
Tea Party, the lobbyists and the special interests take away our voice?

“Only you can make sure that doesn’t happen,” the president chastised
us. “Only you have the power to move us forward.”

We’re so lame. We were naïve, brimming with confidence that we could
slow the rise of the oceans, heal the planet, fix the cracks in the
Capitol dome.

We never should have let the Congressional Democrats run wild with
their stimulus spending on pork that didn’t even create the right kinds
of jobs.

It also took us too long to realize what the party of know-nothings
and no-everything was up to. We should never have walked into that
blind budget alley with John Boehner. We should have realized, after
the first of three phone calls went unreturned, that even with a few
more merlots under his belt, the speaker wouldn’t have the guts to tell
us he couldn’t get a grand bargain through his Tea Party House.

We should never have delegated health care to Max Baucus and let him
waste time trying to cut a deal with Senate Republicans who had no
intention of going along even with ideas — like the individual mandate
— that they backed first.

We should have listened to Joe Biden instead of getting rolled by the
generals on Afghanistan.

We’re older, wiser and grayer now.

It’s depressing to look back and remember what soaring hopes we had
for ourselves only four years ago. Did we overdo it with the Greek
columns? Sheesh, a million people showed up for our inauguration. Now
we brag when we break 10,000.

What a drag to realize that Hillary was right: big rallies and pretty
words don’t always get you where you want to go. Who knew that Eric
Cantor wouldn’t instantly swoon at the sound of our voice or the sight
of our smile?

Our forbearing leader didn’t pander to us with that standard breakup
line: “It’s not you, it’s me.”

He gave it to us straight: It’s not me, it’s you.

If we get a second term, maybe Republicans will stop blocking, and
blowing racial dog whistles. Maybe they’ll realize that they should
deal with us, especially if they lose enough Latino voters to cost them
not just the White House but Congressional seats.

As the president told us, “our destinies are bound together.” So we
have to stop holding him back when he’s trying to go “Forward.”

We admit we like our solitude — maybe a little too much given our
chosen profession. We could have opened up our weekend golf foursomes
to a few pols — even women! — rather than just the usual junior aides.

And we could probably stomach giving lifts in the limo to some mayors
and members of Congress, and actually pretend that we care about their
advice — not to mention their votes.

Maybe we could drop the disdainful body language. For that matter,
shouldn’t we put a little more effort into helping elect Democrats to
Congress? Just because we only did a cameo in the Senate doesn’t mean
some people there don’t think of it as a star turn.

Apparently, etiquette matters. We could send out a few thank-you notes
to big donors and celebrities who give benefit concerts. Oddly, it
turns out folks like to frame notes signed by the president and hang
them on the wall.

Maybe we relied too much on Valerie Jarrett, a k a the Night Stalker
and Keeper of the Essence. She says people should woo us. But could it
be that we need to woo them as well?

How could we have let the storybook president lose his narrative?

How could we keep failing to explain what changes we have gotten
through? Why is salesmanship so beneath us?

It’s ironic that Bill Clinton, who couldn’t pass his own health care
bill, does a better job of selling ours. Even Obama said on Friday that
we should make Bill a cabinet member — “the secretary of ’splainin’


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