Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Barack O-Boo-Boos

First it was that Barack visited all 57 states. (No, Heinz has 57 varieties, the U.S. has 50 states.)

Then it was that hypothetical child with asthma in the emergency room who needed the breathalyser instead of the inhaler.

On July 20th, Barack Obama was on Face the Nation where he infers he will be president for the next 8 to 10 years! (No,  I think Barack lost out on that opportunity when his party nominated him for president instead of Hillary choosing him as vice president. IF he were Hillary's running mate, and she were elected, then Barack might be able to serve as president for 2 years during her term should she be unable to fulfill her duties. Then if Barack were fortunate enough to run successfully two times after that for president, he could serve for 10 years. But that is just what I think and I am a housewife in Brookfield, not a Constitutional Scholar. Obama's verbal slip fuels his critics ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Sen. Barack Obama's foes seized Sunday upon a brief slip of the tongue, when the Democratic presidential nominee was outlining his Christianity but accidentally said, "my Muslim faith."

The three words -- immediately corrected -- were during an exchange with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," when he was trying to criticize the quiet smear campaign suggesting he is a Muslim.

But illustrating the difficulty of preventing false rumors about his faith from spreading, anti-Obama groups within one hour of the interview had sliced it out of context and were sending it around via email. They also were blogging about it.

Mr. Obama, who is a Christian and often proudly speaks about how his faith has influenced his public service, said he finds it "deeply offensive" that there are efforts "coming out of the Republican camp to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith."



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