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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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Jonathan Zimmerman (pictured), a history professor from NYU, wrote an article claiming that all of America’s problems would be solved if only we would allow Barack Obama to run for a third term!
He advocates mending the Constitution to abolish presidential term limits.
Zimmerman writes that Obama–whose approval rating is at an all time low of 37%–would be much more effective at governing if he could stand for re-election in 2016 because then he’d be less likely to “ignore” the will of the American people.
The writer of the article says, “We don’t know whether to shake our head in disbelief, or burst out laughing at the strange logic!”
Here at the ‘Cave’ we are doing both: our heads are shaking in disbelief at the professor’s warped logic and we are busting out laughing at the same time!
This professor admits that only a third of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing in office, yet he wants us to believe that we’d be better off if he were able to be president until the year 2020–and beyond?
Ronald Reagan mercifully rescued America from suffering through a second Jimmy Carter term in 1980.
A third Barack Obama term would be infinitely worse.
Jimmy Carter at least loved America and truly wanted the best for his country. He was just too inept to do anything about it.
The first entry in this category is about weathercaster John Coleman who went on to create the Weather Channel.
John Coleman - then and now
I first saw John Coleman on Omaha’s KETV Chanell 7 where he was a weathercaster in the 1960‘s. We lived in Lincoln, Nebraska at that time.
Coleman’s amusing and irreverent weathercasting style was head and shoulders above Bill Talbot’s juvenile “weather in motion” on KMTV.
One day on the set at KETV John Coleman ran headlong into Rose Blumkin, owner of Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Blumkin, known as Mrs. B, was in the station doing one of her own live commercials for her furniture store.
When she was in the middle of reading one of her commercials John Coleman walked up to her and kissed her cheek and then abruptly left.
To Blumkins credit she hardly batted an eyelash as she kept right on with the commercial.
Rose Blumkin eventually sold Nebraska Furniture Mart to Berkshire Hathaway in a handshake deal with Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett for a reported 60 million dollars.
Mrs. Blumkin died in 1998 at the age of 104.
John Coleman moved from Omaha to the Windy City to become one of Chicago's most popular weathercasters on WLS-TV.
Coleman became the original weathercaster on what was then the brand-new ABC network morning program, Good Morning America. He stayed seven years with this top-rated program anchored by David Hartman and Joan Lunden.
John Coleman went on to create the Weather Channel in July, 1980.
Coleman, now 79-years-old, is no longer affiliated with the Weather Channel and is a weathercaster at KUSI-TV in San Diego.
Coleman’s essay, Global warming - the greatest scam in history can be found here.