Hola, Mis Amingos,
Hee! You like that? That is going to be my greeting to you from now on. So get used to it. Lo siento (that means “I’m sorry”)! Hee-hee! I’m getting used to learning this whole Español talk. And I’m excited to learn it, as you should be, too. We all should be excited!
This year has seen our southern border opened like never before to child refugees from mainly Central American countries. Some have come here with their parents or guardians, whose so interesting and many tattoos tickled me to no end when I went to see these Central American kids at the detention centers we’re created for them in June. I can’t wait until we can all hug them warmly into our growing, multicultural American family.
Dear President Obama and Congress,
As of 3:22 PM, last Friday, I ceased being an employee of the United Parcel Service.
My mornings used to begin at 4:45 AM. I’d wake up, pour coffee, have my orange juice, bagel and eggs, leave cereal out for my wife and kids, and head in to my job at the United Parcel Service (UPS). I kissed my wife and kids goodbye at 6:00 AM, sometimes as they were waking up for school, or still asleep. Then I drove 15 miles to board a UPS truck that would determine my route in a 30-mile radius for the rest of the morning, beginning at 6:45 AM.
My Fellow Americans,
I have not been deaf to the outcry over the impacts of the Affordable Care Act, be it our troubled enrollment web site (which I wholeheartedly take responsibility for; my bad. Sorry!), or the loss of millions of Americans’ healthcare plans they use to be on, or their jobs, or the drastic increase in their insurance premiums, or loss of healthcare if one has been diagnosed with some horribly incurable disease…or whatever other hideous ailments may plague people.
As some of you may recall, I had an outburst of “pent-up frustration” at President Obama during his first State of the Union address in 2009. While President Obama was touting his pending Affordable Healthcare Act, I shouted “You lie!” It was rather out of character for me and instantly caused uproar across the nation. Some people came to my defense, although most condemned me for interrupting a president’s State of the Union speech, and most of all for denouncing President Obama as a liar.