Chuyến về của một nhạc sĩ

Ngọ của cha…

Em tan trường về
Đường mưa nho nhỏ

Có thể nói hơn bốn mươi năm qua, mỗi khi nghe những ca từ này tôi lại nhớ tới Hoàng thị NgọNgọ của cha tôi. Đúng vậy…thưở nhỏ, mẹ thường hát và hát rất hay bài Ngày xưa hoàng thị của nhạc sĩ Phạm Duy. Người mê nghe mẹ hát bài này nhất là cha. Continue reading

Four Americans were killed, what difference does it make now?

Clinton: With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?

No one, in their right mind, could doubt the incompetency of the Obama administration—Hillary Clinton’s State Department included—in deciding to cut security spending in Libya. Continue reading

Beijing threw a tantrum

Hillary Clinton spoke…

It’s about time Washington DC reaffirmed commitments to Japan.

On Friday, Secretary Clinton reminded all—Beijing included—that the U.S. is obligated under the bilateral security treaty to defend Japan if it comes under attack. She said “Although the U.S. does not take a position on the ultimate sovereignty of the (Senkaku) islands, we acknowledge they are under the administration of Japan.” And “…we oppose any unilateral actions that would seek to undermine Japanese administration (of the Senkakus).” Continue reading

Are we a deadbeat nation?

On 1/14/2013, President Obama attacked Republicans in Congress for their threat to shutdown government over the debt ceiling battle.

We are not a deadbeat nation…” Obama declared. He believed it’s “absurd” for the government not to pay “bills that have already been racked up.”

Are we a deadbeat nation? Continue reading

Obama raised more tax on the middle class than the rich

On Jan 2 2013, based on a propaganda posted at whitehouse.gov, Obama explained to people on the new tax deal with the Republicans “…Under this law, more than 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up…”

By now, most of you—yes, you who voted for Obama in November 2012—have probably received your first pay check of 2013 by now. Continue reading

December Jobs Report

The numbers

The government touted that the economy added 155,000 jobs in December. While the number is encouraging, let us look in the numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to see the real state of employment (click here to access data prepared by the BLS). Continue reading