Has Obama Gone ‘Jack Bauer’ on us?

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Copyright 2013 Susan Stamper Brown

The Obama administration seems to have gone Jack Bauer on us, which would be okay if we were just talking about non-American enemy combatants on some far-flung battlefield. Continue reading

Obama’s Foreign Policy Communicating Wrong Message Globally

Copyright 2012 Susan Stamper Brown

Awhile back, I drove past a sun tanning salon sharing a property line with a cemetery. The salon posted a sign that, in my opinion, was positioned too close to the cemetery’s property line. The sign read: “Walk-ins Welcome.” Obviously, the owners failed to communicate the message they intended, but did their part to lighten up the normally somber atmosphere around the cemetery. Playwright George Bernard Shaw was right when he said “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion it has taken place.” Continue reading

Never Forget September 11, 2001

Copyright 2011 Susan Stamper Brown

Recently, I was reminded of the value of the freedom while attending a military retirement ceremony in Washington D.C. Driving down the hill after the ceremony, my soul was stirred as my eyes caught a glimpse of the late-summer sun reflecting across the sea of white-washed stones at the adjacent Arlington National Cemetery — and wondered what it is that defines a person who is willing to give his or her life in exchange for freedom. Continue reading

Obama’s New Cafe Standards are Unaffordable

Copyright 2011 Susan Stamper BrownCharleston, S.C. On this lovely, but exceedingly hot, Sunday afternoon, with computer-in-lap, I am enjoying the benefits of wireless Internet technology as I sit in the passenger’s seat of my five-year old SUV purchased from CarMax. My husband and I enjoy road trips just about as much as we enjoy the steamy-hot cups of java that we sip along the way. For the majority of the Bush 43 years, a cup of Starbucks cost more than a gallon of gas, but now both are essentially the same, meaning this road trip will more than likely be the last we can afford to take – until America puts a Republican president back in the Oval Office. Continue reading

An ‘Assault on Unions?’ It’s About Time.

Thuggish, “community organizing” politics showed up in Wisconsin after Commander-in-Chief, President Obama, deployed his Organizing for America (OFA) troops to inject protestors into the Wisconsin budget debate Obama describes as an “assault on unions.”  Obama is a smart man, so why would he choose to federalize a state issue and define Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to reduce the state’s deficit, preserve jobs and prevent dramatic pay cuts as an “assault?”  Continue reading