RANDOM THOUGHTS TODAY

THE OLD DAYS

 I have chronicled most of my old days on past hubs about my capers and my memorable Christmas. I also talked about Grandpa Whitworth’s time in the Moundsville pen. Life seemed much simpler in those older days. People had disagreements, but they always seemed to try to work them out in the end.  I never before questioned the motives of our national leaders back in the old days, but things are changing

NATIONAL DEBT

I guess the national debt could be categorized as a present concern as well as a concern about future doom and gloom. I did a calculation about our national debt to put it into perspective we can all understand.

Start on the day of your birth and assume you are given $1.00 per second all your life. How long would you have to live to accumulate the $12 trillion dollars that equals the national debt if you assume no spending? (If you check be sure to use 365.25 days per year.)

The answer gives us perspective on the massive amount. Ready Set Go here it comes.

380,257 + YEARS!!!!!!!!

Wow that’s a long time and that’s also a lot of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

I don’t always watch the ceremonies of The National Day of Prayer, but I was watching today February 4,2010. I wasn’t paying attention to all the speakers, but when I heard President Obama announced it got my attention. I got up from my computer and sat out of my Internet poker game to watch his speech.

I thought I had made a mistake when the speech first started because it sounded almost identical to the talk he gave to the Democrats last week. I think he recycled his political speech with a few religious references thrown in for the crowd.

This speech took place in the present, and talked about the future. It took me back to the past in my days in Sunday School when we studied Revelations. I was reminded of The Beast in Revelations.

I have heard at least seven presidents address this occasion, but never before in such a blatant political manner. Maybe he should be praying about the national debt, and the November elections.

 

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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Tom, The least experience congress person, BO lecturing to all those experienced congressmen. I thinkinb most of the were ready to tell him to go take a hike.

Keep on hubbing


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Tom, I though his message was certainly lacking. I didn't get to hear Tim Tebrow's prayer which I'm sure I would have enjoyed.


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

Tom he pronounced 'corp' as 'corpse' and was insincere. I do believe he recycles his speeches, after all he doesn't believe what he says, so reading a teleprompter is just movement of his lips.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

eovery,

His experiences are of a different sort from most presidents. Indoctrination 101 is what he's teaching.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Pamela,

His message is lacking topped only by his actions!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't get to watch Tim Tebow either. After watching Obama I was sick and had to spend an hour in the bath room.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

jib,

The Navy must have created a new position. Maybe a corpse man is an new Navy term for an undertaker.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Something tells me Obama as very uncomfortable at this event and would have preferred to skip it.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Pop,

I wish he would skipped it entirely. It would have saved me from gastro-intestinal problems caused by watching and listening to him.


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

Thanks for sharing with us. Guess we sure won't ever see this debt paid off during our lifetimes. I applaud you for watching the idiot-in-chief, I can only handle him in VERY small doses. That snotty ass way he lifts his chin up high to allow him to look down his nose at all of us---INFURIATING!!!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Sheri,

You are much better off not having watched. He made his speach sound as if it is our Christian duty to follow his agenda. I got nauseous!!!!!!!!!!


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Hannah Ministries 6 years ago

I'm sorry to hear this guys. I have not wachted. Let's be prayerfull and pleading with GOd for his mercy for all of us.

Thanks Tom


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Hannah Ministries,

I pray for the USA and our leaders on a daily basis.

Thank you for visiting and your kind comment.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Our fellow Americans have gotten us into quite a pickle with their crazy antics in the poling booth last election. Hopefully, we can rectify this situation this fall.


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bgamall 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

National debt is bad, but Europe is much worse. That is why the dollar is getting stronger.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

James,

Hope springs eternal but we must guard against the shaninigans from the ACORNS of this world.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Gary,

Stronger as long as it suits the owner and we all know that's China. We're totally at their disposal.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Tacky, tacky. Not your Hub--his "speech." Your Hub is great!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

James,

You are by far more of a gentleman than I. The sheer arrogance of the man makes me want to puke.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Must check this out -maybe youtube has it-no point drawing comparisons between Europe and USA ,they're in this together,like birds of a feather.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

itakins,

Obama's in a league all his own. He even puts European socialist to shame.

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