Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Romney is taking flack for his ill-made comments about not caring about 47 percent of voters. People are jumping the gun and saying that he doomed his own candidacy. It is still a long time ’til November folks. Every president has gaffes that hurt their campaigns. Obama made his ill-made comment about people “clinging to guns and religion” and he was able to bounce back. This shows the larger problem of Romney running his mouth. Just a week before this comment, he made inappropriate criticisms of Obama in the wake of the deaths of Americans abroad. Before that, he was criticizing Britain for not doing the Olympics correctly. This one comment will not cost Romney the election, but he should watch his mouth.

Weight loss is a major issue in this country. Everyone knows it is a problem and everyone would like to end it. The problem is that there seems to be no major progress made. This is for a myriad of reasons ranging from lack of fitness to the food we eat to how we try to lose weight. What I am concentrating here is the how we as a nation try to lose weight. There are proposed magic pills and other things that promise to radically lose weight.  This is a quick fix solution that does not work. I am not saying that they do not work, but without eating healthy and exercising, they are useless. Eating healthy and exercising is the key to weight loss, but they take work. This work many do not want to do so they try to find easy solutions.

Chick-Fil-A has recently been mired in controversy about President Dan Cathy’s comments about gay marriage. He was in opposition to same-sex marriage. Chick-Fil-A has had a history with fighting against same-sex marriage. Large donations of money have been given to organizations that fight same-sex marriage by Chick-Fil-A. This, of course, caused a firestorm of controversy across the country with both sides taking action. The worst was Boston mayor Thomas Menino who vowed to block Chick-Fil-A from opening up new franchises. I do not agree with Chick-Fil-A’s position, but trying to shut out businesses because you disagree with them is nothing but a bully tactic. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stated that “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago’s values.” What about the Nike stores in Chicago? Nike uses child labor and has poor working conditions for its employees. Does Mayor Emanuel think child labor counts as Chicago values? If people disagree with Chick-Fil-A, then they should not go there. Trying to shut them down does not make a point. It hardens the other side’s resolve to stay in their position.

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