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President Obama's Health Care Rhetoric is Telling

I've said this here on Communication FUNdamentals before.  President Obama is an accomplished speaker when he delivers a prepared speech.  However, when he speaks off the cuff, he tends to get a little flustered.  When answering or even anticipating tough questions, the President has been side tracked and even stuck his foot in his mouth.  In fact, there are several websites that are now tracking his miscommunication. Though his health care bill has already passed, so many Americans are unhappy with it that the President feels the need to 'sell it' to the people after the fact.  According to several articles, President Obama has been talking in circles.  This article reports his record-setting run on sentence which I feel is...

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I am a postal thief

In the category of "What's Wrong with this Picture?", I nominate the following bad example of government run programs: It's funny because I just got through remarking to my dh how much improved the US Postal Service has been in the last several years, but I had forgotten about the USPS website where you can "Click n Ship."  I have had so many problems with their website not allowing me to sign on, not letting me ship internationally from the site, going down in the middle of a transaction, timing me out before I got all my labels name it! The reason I forgot is because several months ago, when the government in it's infinite insanity decided to penalize...

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The Articulate Twain on Government

"There is no distinctly native American criminal Congress." -Mark Twain "The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." -Mark Twain "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session." -Mark Twain "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself". -Mark Twain "If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." -Mark Twain But as Will Rogers said, "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

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