Can We Talk?

The President’s First Week in Office

One thing I really like about this incoming administration? Their willingness to communicate with us.

President Obama lays out the key priorities. He goes into detail, noting that the plan will update our electric grid by laying more than 3,000 miles of transmission lines; weatherize 2.5 million homes; protect health insurance for more than 8 million Americans in danger of losing their coverage; secure 90 major ports; renovate 10,000 schools; and triple the number of science fellowships.

This was my favorite part of his speech:

I know that some are skeptical about the size and scale of this recovery plan. I understand that skepticism, which is why this recovery plan must and will include unprecedented measures that will allow the American people to hold my Administration accountable for these results. We won’t just throw money at our problems – we’ll invest in what works. Instead of politicians doling out money behind a veil of secrecy, decisions about where we invest will be made public, and informed by independent experts whenever possible. We’ll launch an unprecedented effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.

I’m ABSOLUTELY in favor of keeping track of where our money goes and weeding out unnecessary spending. (Bravo on the wage freeze in Washington! They all make too money, in my opinion).

Keep up the good work, President Obama. So far so good in my book.

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Saturday Stuff

Smile! It’s Saturday!

Here’s another fun meme to coax a smile out of you. Smiley Saturday is brought to you by Lightening Online.

I love comics. They never fail to make me smile. And since I have like a gazillion saved in a folder, this is a perfect opportunity to start sharing them with you.

Here’s one …

Monsters Under the Bed

So tell me, do your kids have monsters under their beds?

My boys were never afraid of anything under their beds, but to this day, they are both still a little creeped out by their closets. In fact, I have to close their closet doors every night before bedtime and every morning, I find them both open!

And my boys are 16 and 14! LOL