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Same old, same old from Obama tonight?


At the presidential debate tonight in Denver, Mitt Romney is a strong challenger to President Barack Obama. Romney’s post on facebook at about 8:30 a.m. today garnered hundreds of “likes” in just a few minutes. What he says rings true to lots of people.

Romney said, “Under President Obama, 196,688 new people are on food stamps in Colorado. We shouldn’t measure compassion by how many people are on welfare or receiving food stamps. We should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off and get a good paying job.”

If Obama uses the same old, same old recycled rhetoric tonight, Americans should see it for what it is. It’s a broken record. Continue reading

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Sung-bong inspires on ‘Korea’s Got Talent’

Sung-bong Choi, a 22-years-old laborer, inspired me today. Like thousands on several postings, I watched his “Korea’s Got Talent” performance on YouTube. He walked on stage dressed in a plaid shirt, jeans and white sports shoes. Two of the three judges asked him several questions about his life before he sang.

Since I do not know Korean, I do not know the name of his song nor did I understand the words. I had to rely on the on-screen translation of the judges interview questions and Sung-bong’s responses. After the performance, I found the song lyrics in a viewer’s YouTube posting.

Nevertheless, I saw the effects of both Sung-bong’s answers to questions about his life and his song on the judges and the audience. In their individual ways, the judges showed surprise, then compassion, even tears. The audience cheered and clapped and cried.
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