We are just a few days away from 2012 and it's time to start thinking about what we hope to achieve and overcome that we didn't this year. Take note to the following questions and after each, you will have a new year resolution right at your fingertip:
1. What didn't I accomplish this year?
2. What do I want to accomplish next year?
3. How can I be successful this time around?
4. Are their realistic goals?
5. How will I track my progress?
I will post mine Saturday and it's a good one. I think it's my best resolution ever!
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The Senate approved only a two-month payroll tax extension, setting up another potential battle over the tax cut in February. I mean, is a two-month extension what you call stimulating the economy? I hope not. President Obama has said that it's his expectations that Congress will 'further' middle-class tax cuts for the rest of year, but has he seen Congress lately and how every moment is a political standoff? Obviously.
To be honest, he cannot do no more than Nancy Pelosi but hold ground and fight for the middle-class. Yes, I am a democrat, but problems are problems. America needs jobs plus new leaders. Cough, cough! Anyways, 2012 will only get worse as the election runs in November. The democrats are going to be more devoted to the election more than ever, and so will the republicans.
Somehow I understand politics, but if I didn't my face would turn blue. How about yours?
CNN Heroes is always a great show to watch and it really shine the light on many changemakers that are ignored and unrecognized. Even though this world seem like it's under a dark cloud most of the time, there are still some good people that live upon us. Good people who live next door. What bothers me the most is that people truly believe that changemakers and humanitarians are after money, and try too hard for attention. It's not true and I don't think, will ever be true. Many times I have been speaking to youth and company, and all of a sudden see tear drops coming from their eyes and others. Promoting change is not about attention; maybe for the cause, but not for personal gain. Many times you know that you can make a difference or touch someone's life, but when you do it, it's amazing. CNN Heroes is what I call positive amazement/entertainment. A show and network that acknowledges the work that good people do everyday. All I
wish is more good people could get that recognition, even though it's not in their mission statement.
Whether you're Rick Perry who says “you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday” to know it is wrong that gay men and lesbians openly serve in the military at a time when there is no organized prayer in public schools, or just a strong believer in marriage between a man and women- do you think you're ready for what's next in regards to gay rights? I mean are we, as a society ready for gay rights to rise? In 2008, when Senator Obama was running for president many people didn't believe he would make it far, but he suprised many and became popular quickly; mostly in the African American community. So is this the same case with gay rights; only popular in the gay and lesbian community? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying President Obama is not the best president America hasn't elected in a long-time, but who was more proud that Mr. Obama became president? The black community, in which I am proud to be apart of. So do you think that many Americans care that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is gone? I don't think so. It's sad to hear but it's who we are as Americans, what we believe in and how we try to influence others to believe in the same. Gay rights is a controversial topic and I hope nobody get offended by anything in this post. Some day, it's going to come-up, so why not now?