Obama’s journey reveals what his rhetoric means

When Barack Hussein Obama transcended to the office of President of the United States, lo these scant five years previous, his land was ravaged by economic pestilence, and war, and rumors of war, even as declining living conditions spread amongst his weary people.

With oratorical splendor, Obama traversed this land from sea to shining sea, promising he would create a new dawn in American that would spread a bright light into every darkened nook and cranny of his land, no matter how long forgotten or how isolated the darkness. Thus spoke Obama, and with a great voice, he said, “I am going to fundamentally change your land. I am the one we have all been waiting for I am going to bring you hope and change you can believe in.  Just follow me, and I will make you and your offspring secure and happy.”

The multitudes swooned and roared, crying tears of joy, as they beat their breasts and clapped their hands in thunderous approval of his magnificent words.

However, be all this gloriousness as it may, Buddy Bud Benson, a hard working, former proud farmer in southeast Mississippi, who has since lost his house, his farm, his livelihood, his wife, but he still gets to visit with his kids two weekends a month, probably summed up the feeling of tens of millions of his fellow Americans, last week. On the subject of Barrack Hussein Obama’s bestowing upon us hope and change, Buddy Bud slurred to one of his pals sitting next to him on a barstool, “What a crock!”

Judd Hambrick

Saltillo

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October has strong correct food themes

Looking through my calendar of national observances, it appears that October is turning into “food month,” beginning with World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm Animals on Oct. 1 and 2, continuing with National School Lunch Week on Oct. 14-18 and World Food Day on Oct. 16, and culminating with Food Day on Oct. 24.

World Day for Farm Animals Day (www.WFAD.org), on Oct. 2, was perhaps the most dramatic of these. Moreover, a recent Harvard study of more than 120,000 people confirmed once again that meat consumption raises mortality from cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Animal agriculture accounts for more water pollution than all other human activities.

The good news is that our meat consumption has been dropping by nearly 4 percent annually! Entering “live vegan” in a search engine brings lots of useful transition tips.

Stuart Aliche

Tupelo

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