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RANDOM THOUGHTS TODAY

Updated on July 18, 2010

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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    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      itakins,

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

    • itakins profile image

      itakins 

      8 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.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      James,

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

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

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

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Gary,

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

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      James,

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

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      Gary Anderson 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

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

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 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.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      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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      Hannah Ministries 

      8 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

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      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!!!!!!!!!!

    • SheriSapp profile image

      SheriSapp 

      8 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!!!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      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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      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

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

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      jib,

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

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      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.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

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

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      jiberish 

      8 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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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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.

    • eovery profile image

      eovery 

      8 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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