Two emus held up traffic in western Sydney on Monday. The emus, which are the largest birds native to Australia, crossed a number of busy streets after reportedly escaping from an area being developed for housing. (Nov. 26)
StupidiTEA: If the current GOP crop of candidates is the best it can come up with....the party is doomed. I am a 44 year old white male in the top 5% of income earners in the country. By those metrics, I am your typical GOP (not Trump) voter. With that said, if President Obama could run for a third term, I would vote for him instead of either Clinton or Trump. I did not vote for him in 2008 because I believed, mistakenly, that he lacked the real life experience in Washington to be an effective leader. I could not bring myself to vote for McCain based not only on his hawkish foreign policy approach but, primarily, because the thought of having the dim witted half-term Governor he selected as his running mate be a heartbeat away from the Presidency was, frankly, frightening. To my surprise, President Obama proved to be an EXCEPTIONALLY competent leader during his first term. From the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden (something Dumbya and Chainme had SEVEN years to accomplish yet FAILED to get done) to carefully stewarding measures that allowed our economy to recover after the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression, President Obama proved to be a skilled, poised and competent executive. He EARNED my respect....and my vote. Considering the PATHETIC ticket the GOP offered in 2012, and based upon President Obama's performance during his first term, I proudly cast my vote for him during his re-election campaign. True to form, his second term has demonstrated the same skilled, poised and balanced approach to governing which is, after all, why I pay taxes to pay his salary. President Obama accomplished this in SPITE of BLATANT, COSTLY and UNPRECEDENTED obstruction by the GOP who, rather than ACCEPTING the FACT that President Obama was elected, then RE -elected by the American people (i.e., the people that CONgress is SUPPOSED to represent), chose to engage in petulant, OBNOXIOUS and RACIST conduct...which is why they current have the thrice married, four bankruptcy, reality TV personality as the party's nominee. Mr. President, my hat is off to you...you will be missed. I am no fan of the Clintons because they appear to be just as hypocritical as the GOP is but Hillary wins by default. THAT is "reality".