Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pawlenty begins his nationwide book tour with a "Macaw-caw" moment.

At the end of his book signing, our man from Comcast asks for his autograph.  Pawlenty looks up and states, "You just had that merger.  So how is that working out for you?" 

Pawlenty, of course, is referring the purchase of MSNBC by Comcast.

Pawlenty was looking not just for donations, but, conversion of Comcast to 'the dark side.'

Repuglicans just cannot help it.  Corrupt to the core and it just oozes out of their pores.  The statement comes in at the end of the hour long talk.  It isn't the Press Club video.  Sorry.  It was his first book stop on C-Span.

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (click here for video).   Pawlenty talked about political issues. Topics included the policies of President Obama, jobs creation, health care, education, and the federal debt. He recently wrote his memoir, Courage to Stand. Following his speech he responded to written questions from ..

"Courage to Stand" book tour

Egyptians need to begin to honor the curfew, for very good reasons called self control and preservation.

CHAOS itself will become an enemy and harmful to the Egyptian people.

While the government does not want confrontation with its citizens, there will begin a level of disorder simply because of the demonstrations with huge masses of people.  The Egyptian government will see it their responsibility to return FUNCTION to social infrastructure and will move toward that end.  I sincerely hope th Egyptian government will continue to show great restraint during this time to allow citizens their understanding of how 'their self direction' back to discernable order is in their best interest regardless that differences may still exist.

...Through the day, (click title to entry - thank you) past the smoldering headquarters of Mr. Mubarak’s party and beside the travel agents who catered to tourists his government seemed to favor, youths took it upon themselves to organize traffic, snarled by the withdrawal of the despised police from the streets.
Young boys cleaned incinerated refuse from a night of looting that left more than a few ashamed. Others dragged makeshift barricades before the Egyptian museum, the receptacle of a glorious culture whose more modern incarnation has stagnated for decades. A few sweaty young men, fired by the euphoria of what they called a revolutionary moment, even dispensed water to the thirsty....

The Egyptian people have been heard.  The USA government is on a path now to address the stress and disress of the people.  The Egyptian people will not be abandoned, at least under this President.

The people of any country are not capable of changing the path they are on without outside influences from the global community,  With allies to Egypt witnessing the sincere concerns and problems of its people the dialogues will change and the well being of the Egyptian people will take a higher priority.

It is my hope the Egyptian people will consolidate their voice with represntatives of the people to 'dialogue' with the global community that will 'in turn' insist on change the people now demand,  I do not recall a time when Egyptian society wasn't highly valued and acclaimed in the Arab world as a leader to moral conduct and decency,  It is now time for allies to hear the cry of the Egptian people and respnd 'in kind' to their pleadings.

I am grateful the USA has a strong ans compassionate President that made it a priority to speak 'to the people' and connect with their ability to be heard in a peaceful manner.  I hope restraint will win the day and change is delivered to the Egyptian people.

..."This cycle of suspicion and discord (click here) must end," Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world's largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq....

The change President Obama addressed must not end in tragedy for the Egyptian people.  That would be a mistake.

All the concern about Wall Street is nonsense.  The people of Egypt do not want to harm their country or their children's future,  the Egyptians want a better future for their chilldren, not one that rises from the ashes of war or civil conflict,  Egyptian assets will always be Egyptian assets.

Protesters Across US Offer Support to Egyptians

Egyptian people recieve support throughout global family,

In replacing the people's cabinet, President Mubarak must be mindful of Egyptian needs and not that of the West.

Protesters shout anti-goverment slogans during a demonstration in Cairo, Saturday. Thousands of angry Egyptians rallied in central Cairo to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign and call on troops to come over to their side despite Mubarak's use of tactics reminiscent of Iran's in 2009.
Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Focusing on terrorists have victimized the Egyptian people. 

President Mubarak in fearing more violence for the West and being a good friend to the West asked too much of his people.

Obama to Review Mideast Policy After Egyptian Protests (click title to entry - thank you)
Friday, January 28, 2011
Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- After decades of backing authoritarian regimes in the Mideast and North Africa as bulwarks against Muslim extremism, the U.S. faces an urgent challenge as popular uprisings sweep the region: how to defend U.S. economic and security interests while supporting democratic values....

President Mubarak was acting to protect the Egyptian people by also protecting the West.  His policies went to far.

Egypt Is Reaching a ‘Tipping Point,’ ElBaradei Tells Monocle (click here)