What I'm not saying is that all government spending is bad. It's not - far far from it but there is no free lunch as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble.
Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
Can I just say here how much I hate the word 'pamper'? While pretending to celebrate and indulge women it actually implies that their bodies are so revolting that even their 'me time' must be dedicated to turning them into living dolls if potential suitors are to be prevented from running screaming in horror.
Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court?
A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women who are the chief victims of patriarchy and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there's this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I'm in the middle ground - I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.
My mother was very strong. Once she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father's head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.
Intimacies between women often go backwards beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President I never will.
I felt very unstressed on my wedding day. I'm very grateful for that... spending the day on my own being super quiet and happy and just puttering around doing my own thing.
I found that I was getting a warm reception for my message of freeing you from the income tax releasing you from Social Security ending the insane war on drugs restoring gun rights and reducing the federal government to just its constitutional functions.
So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation.
We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.
If it hadn't been for the Cold War neither Russia nor America would have been sending people into space.
These days our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending escalating war and violence.
No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops law enforcement workers and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come.
Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit. I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs.
Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes all of us defending the United States of America.
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes but is a reward in itself.
When I tell the truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it but for the sake of defending those that do.