are over. Time to extinguish the torch. Team USA took the most medals of any other country participating in the competition. U S A. Yes we can.
Can you imagine, tho, if Bode & Lindsey & Julia stood at the top of the ski run looking down & said . . . This run is too long. Let’s not do this today. What if Apolo looked out on the rink & said to himself . . . That ice is too hard. It’s too complicated to try.
But they didn’t. They didn’t seek permission from corporate sponsors to do good & excell. They just did it. Go Team U S A. Yes we can.
In my state, the great state of CA, we have an elected official who didn’t take no or it’s too hard & too complex for an answer either. Mayor Gavin Newsom, Hizzoner & Mayor of the City by the Bay, didn’t wait for permission to do his best & excell & btw, do right by his constituents, residents & voters who elected him. As a result, the City by the Bay has some of the most progressive policies & programs in the country. Policies like:
universal health care (do I smell Public Option?)
pre-school for all 4 HYO residents of the city;
a murder rate equal to the 1960 (yikes that’sa long time ago)
an unemployment rate of 9.4% in a state with over 13% joblessness;
a dynamic economy & a paid sick leave ordinance;
improved test scores in the schools;
a rainy day fund in the budget;
energy efficiency ordinances.
WOW. Whadda track record. Imagine if Hizzoner had waited for outside leadership & permission from the state legislature or Capital Hill. Yes we can!
These concepts are not overwhelming & overly complex. They aren’t mutually exclusive either. These things can be accomplished if we set about our purpose & don’t allow ourselves to be defeated by empty phrases & fearful rhetoric.
When members of Congress sit @ a table & repeat over & over again, it’s too hard. It’s too complex & too big. We can’t take a chance. We don’t wanna do it.have said Let’s start over again . . . well they just aren’t listening to the right sources. They don’t know what they think they know & shame on them for not listening.
I’m really glad we have Can Do athelets & elected officials outside DC that don’t misrepresent themselves & the. Yes we can. Get outta the way if you can’t enhance the effort. The American people, voters & taxpayers deserve better than that.
I know. I know. I’m just a dog. No horse in the race. I’m just sayin . . .
Go Team USA. OpalK9 OTJ