Great post Sheran!
The entire speech is outstanding and I just like to mention the story of how the bald eagle got its name from the old english word(Piebald) and the reason it soared so high. It has a left wing and a right wing, enough said, said Ben Carson.
I'm glad you enjoyed the speech! If you ever get the chance to watch the movie about Ben Carson "Gifted hands" please watch...
I can only say wow.
I watched it and I am quite moved by his message.
There simply must be some Karma here.
I hope all who visit this site will watch every single minute of this great speech.
If you did in fact, watch the whole speech it seems to me that you completely missed the message.
You appear to me to be too "Hung up" ON POLITICAL CORRECTENESS.
Hence your concern about the blog of TOT and the question of it's placement on this site.
You left wingers are blinded by your own brilliance.
"It won't happen no matter how much you try."
Only because those of your kind are "ON THE DOLE" and you really are parisites.
Thank you TOT for understanding what Dr.Ben Carson really said in his remarkable speech. I watched from start to finish and did see Obama sitting to his right with the look of a doe caught in the head lights look on his face, the look I've seen on many others face that wished they were any other place than in that meeting. What I, and most people that understood what Dr. Carson said at historic prayer breakfast was that people can climb out of the welfare state of our union if they so desire, as his mother choose to raise her children to not fall in to the entitlement trap that so many of her friends have done. I am deeply disappointed that the president we find currently a resident of the White House does not share Dr. Carson's view.
Sheran, I've just completed watching the speech again. It makes me want to cry.
I'd rank that speech as equal to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
President Obama did indeed have the deer in the headlight look, especially during the part about the banks in the Cayman Islands and then during the part about Dr. Carson's thoughts on a health savings account.
Fellow bloggers please excuse me for almost coming unglued yesterday at 14:41 PM.
I hope we can all continue to discuss issues with dignity and a degree of mutual respect.
Let's disagree without being disagreeable.
Sheran did this site a service by posting this great speech.
Barrack Hussein Obama may or may not be able to relate to Dr. Carson's message about 'climbing out of the hole'.
I don't know if he understands that or not.
He certainly did not reflect that he did with his body language as he sat nearby and appeared (to me at least) to be at worst bored and at best slightly uncomfortable.
Elected officials of any level are scrutinized severely everywhere they go and especially at such gatherings as the the historic prayer breakfast.
"Tot and Sheran; You 'SAW' a deer in the headlights from our President because you WANTED to see such an expression."
That just might be true.
We all have our individual opinions and they are not all the same.
That is why we have discussions and that also is why the Coastal Courier has provided this medium for our community.
This site is a meeting place for the exchange of thoughts and ideology.
Is it not possible JimmyMack that you failed to see the deer in the headlight look because YOU DID NOT WANT TO SEE IT???????????????????????
A friend told me yesterday that at last year's prayer breakfast initially Franklin Graham was the scheduled speaker but that President Obama directed that it be changed to someone else.
I don't know but I am asking if that can be verified.
Will some of you please research that matter?
If admitted homosexual men are allowed to become scoutmasters and leaders you will have the same thing in scouting that they apparently have had in the Catholic Church.
When a gay adult is in position of authority over a child who is still in the developing stages of growing up in my mind that gay person will probably have some influence on the young mind of the child.
I don't think that is a good thing.
Without a "moral compass," civilizations decline and decay. You see it though out history. I believe we are headed down that path.
I agree with sebemk on that 100%.. I also believe Dr. Ben Carson was pointing that out in his speech,as for Obama, he had the "LOOK" I wish I was anywhere but here...
I've now watched Dr. Carson's speech several times and will again over the next couple of days.
He made numerous important points.
One in particular was the reference to the Roman empire and the fact that they attained greatness militarily while falling apart from within.
Cal Thomas whom I admire once wrote.
"Most great powers unravel from within before invading armies (or in America's case, terrorists) conquer them."
"A nation that loses it's moral sense is a nation without any sense at all.
Muslim fanatics who wish to destroy us are correct in their diagnosis of our moral rot: loss of a fear of God, immodesty, especially among women, materialism and much more."
"What we tolerate, we get more of, and we have been tolerating a lot since the Age of Aquarius generation began the systematic destruction of what past generations believed they had sacrificed, fought and died to protect."
"None of this should surprise anyone who takes the time to read and understand what happens to people and nations that disregard God."
Our civilization has already declined substantially and we've already experienced moral decay in many different areas.
Our President did indeed have the "LOOK" of a not very comfortable person throughout Dr. Carson's 27 minute speech.
I'd not climb aboard if you did offer.
You liberals continue on as you are going.
I'll not be surprised to see you sail right over a giant waterfall and crumble amongst the rocks and rapids further downstream.
You may be on board a ship of fools.
Time will tell.
Reality check: $2.5 trillion in deficit cuts
By Jeanne Sahadi @CNNMoneyFebruary 12, 2013: 11:04 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
How much have President Obama and Congress cut federal deficits so far?
"Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion," Obama said in his State of the Union address Tuesday.
What did he mean? That $2.5 trillion is the amount of deficit reduction over a decade compared to where things stood in August 2010, according to calculations from the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
Why August 2010? That was the launching point used by the president's fiscal commission chaired by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.
Where does the $2.5 trillion come from? Several sources: savings from the 2011 Budget Control Act, lower spending levels enacted in temporary government funding resolutions since 2010, and the fiscal cliff deal passed at the start of this year.
In fact, the latest savings estimate is actually closer to $2.7 trillion, according to Marc Goldwein, CRFB's senior policy director.
Of that amount, $1.57 trillion comes from spending cuts, $690 billion from increased tax revenue and $430 billion from interest savings.
But how much deficit reduction has been achieved can be measured differently. For example, the savings look much smaller if you choose an earlier starting date.
That's in part because August 2010 marked a high point for federal spending on "discretionary" programs. If, say, August 2007 is the comparison point, the savings amount to only about $450 billion, according to CRFB's estimates.
The summer of 2007, of course, predated the steep drop in revenue and the more than $1 trillion in stimulus injected into the economy as a result of the financial crisis and the recession.