1. President Obama said Thursday the United States "had gotten a little soft" before he took office and needs to regain its competitive edge in the global economy because opportunities for younger Americans are not as plentiful as they were for their parents. Obama says U.S. "had gotten a little soft" before he took office - Political Hotsheet - CBS News 2. Well, sure enough...some folks are afraid of competition: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9a_-UKYdNs]11 Year Old Benched For Scoring Too Many Touchdowns! - YouTube[/ame] ...and let's be sure everybody gets awards! 3. And some forgot that 'only sticks and stones may break my bones..' The U.S. Department of Education is issuing guidance to school officials today (October 26), reminding them that federal law requires schools to take action against bullying... Fed to schools: Law requires actions against bullying | Keen News Service I hope somebody reported that to the White House!