I am NOT kissing up which I am opening myself up to the accusation of doing that, BUT I would like to be cooking out, throwing horseshoes or whatever & talk about these issues face to face with you Old Man.<quoted text>
If he did, it would have sounded like this:
"WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."
President-elect Bush vows that "together, we can put the triumphs of the recent past behind us."
"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."
"We as a people must stand united, banding together to tear this nation in two," Bush said. "Much work lies ahead of us: The gap between the rich and the poor may be wide, be there's much more widening left to do. We must squander our nation's hard-won budget surplus on tax breaks for the wealthiest 15 percent. And, on the foreign front, we must find an enemy and defeat it."
"The insanity is over," Bush said. "After a long, dark night of peace and stability, the sun is finally rising again over America.""
Of course, this is just a bit of humor from the Onion. But, it's amazingly prescient. It was published in January 2001 --- before George W. Bush ever took office!
2 reasons, you are always talking facts & you are always RESPECTFUL to those deserving respect.