Signing Off for a Few Days

By | June 15, 2021

[June 15, 2021]  I’ve written articles every day for almost eight years and enjoyed every moment of doing so.  But with a pile of grandkids coming to my home for a week, I’m signing off for a few of those days.  I’ll be back with an attitude to drive home the point that leadership is sorely needed in our time.

Remember, this is just temporary.  I plan to be back in action by June 23rd, more or less.  Most of the grandkids will have returned to their homes, and, with luck, we all will have survived.

With all this in mind, below, I’ve listed a few things of general interest to me.

  1. U.S. President Joe Biden’s mental capacity is obviously in decline.  He no longer fulfills his job responsibilities.  I wrote about these challenges earlier, but I had no idea things could get this bad.  Take a look at the videos of his performance on his first European trip (it took this long?) at the G7 meeting in Cornwall.  Or, take a look at how badly Biden treats the country of Britain.
  2. This weekend on June 19th, we rightly celebrate “Juneteenth,” the date slaves were freed in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Real freedom was realized for those slaves, something many Americans today can no longer understand or care to understand.
  3. Winston Boogie Smith was the target of a fugitive task force arrest operation that cornered him at the top of a parking ramp on June 3rd. Smith engaged in a gun battle with the task force when they tried to arrest him.  It didn’t go well for Smith; he died.  Now there is looting and rioting and other violent acts “in his name.”  How stupid can you get?
  4. The U.S. military is turning “woke.” No institution appears safe from the poisonous racism of Critical Race Theory.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (the wrong man for the job) advocates for these anti-American views.  I’ll write about this in a couple of weeks.  Watch Senator Tom Cotton ask SECDEF Austin some basic questions and see Austin squirm.
  5. The international terror group Hamas finally had enough of U.S. House Representative Ilhan Omar being on “their team.” Hamas issued a press release denouncing her for equating Palestinian resistance to the ‘crimes’ of Israel and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.  They appreciate her stance on justice but asks her to describe events “accurately.”  I only hope so.  It seems as if Hamas doesn’t like being lumped in with the U.S. and Israel.
  6. S. VP Kamala Harris stubbed her toe in a South American visit where she handed out faceless cookies in her likeness. The internet exploded but not in the way maybe she thought about it – bad move.  But great stuff for comedians and other entertainers.
  7. On this date, June 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus 320 flown by Chesley Sullenberger – a former F-4 fighter pilot and captain in the U.S. Air Force – runs into a flock of geese during takeoff, disabling the engines. Sullenberger skillfully ditches the plane in the Hudson River.  All of the 150 passengers and five-person crew are safely rescued.  A great story.
  8. “Doctor” Jill Biden wants us to know that she, as a “government official,” is busily preparing herself and her husband for the G7 conference. Well, Jill (er, Doctor Jill), how well is that turning out.  See item number one of this article.

I hope to enjoy my grandkids without pulling my back out or having a heart attack.

Here are some of my favorite articles:

Read these with recent events in mind and see how I faired “foreseeing” the future.

See you all in a  week.

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

20 thoughts on “Signing Off for a Few Days

  1. Valkerie

    We are all looking forward for General Satterfield being back in the saddle.

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  2. Tom Bushmaster

    It is too bad for the US, our citizens, and communities. The decline of our president means that adversaries will inevitably attack the fringes of our country. Good men and women will die for it. I would hope that Biden does the right thing. But alas, that will not happen.

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    1. Harold M. Smith II

      Right. But the alternative to Biden is much worse. The VP Harris is a complete fool. Anyone want a faceless cookie?

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      1. Pooch T.

        Ack, you’re killing me with humor, Harold. Ha ha ha ah…….

        Reply
  3. Wilson Cox

    I see many have already said what I wanted to say, but I’ll write it anyway. All the best to you and your family during their visit. It must be really really special because I’ve seen you post while you traveled around the world in the early days of this site. As you know, I a long time follower of this site and have seen it progress over the years. Well done! Keep on truckin’.

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  4. Randy Goodman

    Nothing better than a bunch of kids in your house. They tire you out and so you sleep better. Plus you know they are well taken care of.

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    1. The Kid 1945

      I agree with you Randy. I’m gonna miss this site for a week.

      Reply
  5. Willie Shrumburger

    Best of luck to you Gen. Satterfield with the grandkids. Feed them well, keep them busy, and give them lots of love and attention. You will do well.

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    1. Shawn C. Stolarz

      This from whacko, crazy MSN (the right arm of the leftist, marxist Demorat party).

      Reply
  6. Harry Donner

    Excellent list. One of the best, down-to-earth quick set of ideas I’ve read in a long time. Good to know where you stand, Gen. Satterfield.

    Reply
    1. rjsmithers

      Right, Gen. Satterfield is willing to say things like he believes. That is the epitome of good leadership. For those who disagree, he couldn’t care less. He would, however, want them to make their own case if they think they can. Then, if they make a great case, he might change his mind.

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      1. Tony Cappalo

        …. and just another reason I keep coming back to this leadership webpage. I’ll miss it over the next week, but hey, I understand family is Gen. Satterfield’s number one priority, as it should be.

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        1. Valkerie

          Mine too. Good luck with the family General Satterfield.

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  7. Rev. Michael Cain

    I have grand kids over to my house at least weekly. They tire me out as well. Good luck!

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    1. Georgie B.

      You are fortunate that you have grandchildren. With so few couples having children these days, there is no longer close ties within families as there used to be. I’m not so sure we know the long term effects of this.

      Reply
  8. Janna Faulkner

    Hope to see you back soon. Enjoy the grand children.

    Reply

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