Friday, May 22, 2009
Gosh...I have missed you guys. I am so sorry that I have not been a very good blogger of late! I have tried to keep up with all of you by at least reading your posts and commenting when I could.
Sometimes life just throws "stuff" in your path and you have to take care of it or you'll eventually trip! I don't know about you, but I hate to trip.
Thank you for being so patient with me and hopefully I will be more attentive to my friends here in bloggyland
I did want to comment on a a news report that I heard the other day about the FBI arresting four men in a plot that targeted New York synagogues. From what I read, these men met up in prison(ours) and converted to Islam while incarcerated. The FBI infiltrated their group after the men were released and over a years time,they were able to arrest all four without any lives taken.
We all know that we are targets of people that don't like us very much and even though news of another terror plot sends chills down my spine, I was relieved to hear that the people in charge of protecting us are doing just that...and doing their job very very well !
As some of you might know, my oldest son works in Washington, at the Capital. Every time their building is evacuated,(which is often) I hold my breath for a minute...and then I breathe again,... but I only allow myself one minute of worry...just one, because living in fear is not the way, at least for me!
On a side note,this past week, the Senate of the United States, voted 80 to 2 to block the bill that would designate millions of dollars for the purpose of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay,Cuba...I guess the government can't decide where to put these enemy combatants if they do close Gitmo. So the Senate decided to put a hold on the funds until the government decides where these enemy combatants will end up!
So what do you all think about putting these men, that are residing at Gitmo... in prisons here in the states?
I have to be honest and say that I'm not to keen on that idea. Of course I wouldn't want a nuclear power plant upstream from me either.
Bu I want to know how you feel... if we close Gitmo, where do we put these fun guys...?
A favorite of mine.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King Jr.