Long ago I learned that the thing I did best was to be a member of the audience, not a participant. Participants like to have someone to play to. I seemed to be able to cheer, boo, smile, cry, etc. at all the appropriate times. Hence, I am looking to read what others write without adding my thoughts, in other words, not participating. For example, we have current economic circumstances. The President is trying to stimulate the economy. He is being criticized for using wrong stimuli or for using stimuli at all. So the issue is simple. Should President Obama be doing SOMETHING, SOMETHING DIFFERENENT, or NOTHING? There should be lots of discussion. But with the creation of the discussion board, discussion has ceased. I feel that I was enticed to see a great ballgame, but the time the game was to be played was changed and I got there just after the game ended. My suggestion is to eliminate the disccusion board. Let it all hang out on our AHS websight. What do you think?