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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Equal Time

Not everybody is always happy with the Blue Heron Blast. Jim M sent this letter he received from an ex V.P. at Proctor and Gamble. I checked on Snopes, the guy is legit.

Put this in the news letter. Jim M



Chilling Letter from Proctor & Gamble to Obama
> >>> Who would have thought, and yet many are thinking it.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> By Lou Pritchett, Procter & Gamble
> >>>
> >>> A LETTER FROM A PROCTER AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO THE PRESIDENT* THE LAST
SENTENCE IS THE MOST CHILLING
> >>> Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America's true living legends- an
> >>> Acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world's highest
> >>> Rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him
as the foremost leader in change management..
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept                          
that came to be known as "partnering."
> >>>
> >>> Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer
Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years; made
corporate history.
> >>> AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Dear President Obama:
> >>>
> >>> You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of
the others, you truly scare me.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy
League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of
support.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth
growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't
understand it at its core.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself
with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce
these radicals who wish to see America fail..
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd
and deliver this message abroad.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you want to change America to a European style
country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a                             
government controlled one.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing
on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves..
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that
lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against
certain banks and corporations.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you
on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider
opposing points of view from intelligent people.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent                          
and omniscient.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything You do.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaugh's,
Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, Conservative points of view.
> >>>
> >>> You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
> >>>
> >>> Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably
not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.
> >>>
> >>> Lou Pritchett
> >>> *
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> >>> This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.
> >>> Big surprise. Since it hit the Internet, however, it has had over 500,000
hits. Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men
to do nothing.. It's happening right now.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> The CHANGE is here!! 90% of Americans will forward this. WE HAVE HAD
ENOUGH!

I could go through it line by line but will, mercifully, spare you. I can, and do, find a lot of fault with Obama but don't think he hates America or capitalism. I don't think he lacks class or worry about who paid for his expensive ivy league education.  I don't know that he thinks that he is omniscient or omnipotent. But I do defend Lou Pritchett's right to believe what he wants to believe, however foolish it may sound. I think that he speaks for a lot of Americans who are sore because they lost the last election and aren't used to not having their own way. I wonder if Bush and Romney's lack of a military background scares him as much as Obama's?

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I sent the article Romney's Cheap Oil Chimera out to a few conservative friends and Bill L bit and swallowed the bait.

Hi Robert,

Okay, you finally got to me, I can't keep silent anymore!

As opposed to Obama's energy plan?

It is always the lessor to two evils in the political arena.  I was angry with Bush by 2008.  I was hopeful Obama would do some of the things he espoused but all he really did was focus on more Govt., spend huge more sums of money we didn't have based on more false promises and ignore the more mundane, immediate problems of debt and unsustainable entitlements.   If the economy is making slow improvements it seems more related to Corporate efficiencies than any of his policies.  I have now really had it with Obama and the 2008~2010 Democratic Congress.  Too me its time for a change and a big one.  Govt. is way too big, ineffective and burdensome and the present executive leadership is woefully unable to govern.

The energy solution I favor is converting to natural gas for motor vehicles.  It might upset some oil cos. but many are as invested in gas as oil.  We could supply the world with natural gas and it would create a huge new clean energy industry using mere modifications to the existing infrastructure.

Bill

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Perhaps Bill is right that any recovery is more due to the market than any grand keynesian strategy. But isn't it always like that? Who knows what would have happened if we had merely let our financial system implode? Nobody, perhaps things would now be even worse.

I don't know enough to make any comments regarding Natural Gas. No one knows what is in the fracking compounds, the effects on groundwater, it is largely unregulated and there have been ties reported to seismic events. Some of my largest clients are in this field but I say watch the documentary Gasland first and then let's talk.

I am one of the rare few that thought that Obama's push for renewable, wind and solar was on the right track.

Anyway glad that my conservative friends will still read me and hope that we can still have a meaningful and respectful dialogue.

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bogus birther propaganda.


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My hat is off to you Robert. A man that will show that the coin has two sides. Keep up the good work and Its ok if people call you Bob or Robert. I miss your good music and wine.

Jim M

WildBill said...

Snopes is one of my favorite go to sites. Too bad the student ID card picture didn't get the same scrutiny as Pritchett, as it is a fake issued in 1998 to another student and altered. (See Snopes article here) As we have discussed before, all these "claims," are easy to make, but take a long time to check or refute. Pritchet's letter is light on facts, but full of vague claims and fear mongering, no wonder it never got in the papers.

Sanoguy said...

The Columbia U. ID has been proven a phony. I think you are doing a dis-service by displaying it without comment.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a socialist, born in Kenya. Worst of all, he is a muslim and he wants to destroy capitalism with his African witchcraft politics.