As an American, who has always loved his country (so much so, that like a Father or Mother with their children, sometimes being critical of it…we expect so much from our children, and to me, my country is something that as citizens, we are all sort of parental to) – I’ve always tried to see my country through the spectacles of our forefathers (specifically Ben Franklin).
I’ve always tried to say, “what would they think”, “what would they do?”.
Now I know that is not popular today, ’cause as everybody knows, they were a bunch of gender-biased bigots.
Old dead white guys.
Well, this white guy is very much alive, and still loves the country they forged (and we have helped sustain).
I have to ask what they would think, as post-renaissance, renaissance men, of a new Nation that would sell out its own allies.
There can be no question in my mind that they would view what is taking place at this very moment (Egypt, Russia) as the most vile form of treachery.
Obama appears as that horrific “l’enfant terrible” that the French so aptly defined.
Like little Lord Faunterloy, he seems to me to be practicing a sort of “slash and burn” mentality…he senses that he is on his way out, so is inflicting as much damage as possible before his exit.
I pray to God in heaven that our allies will forgive us, and will realize that a new power base and leadership and mindset is on the rise in our country.
I would not blame them if they never trust us again…putting myself in their shoes (England, Egypt) – I know that I would never trust us again…but I come from the mountains and we learn to respect rattle snakes, cotton mouths and other vipers…once bitten, twice shy is our phrase.
But I would caution the world that things can “turn on a dime” in America.
We can pay off our debt to China, and we will.
We can rise to prominence again, and we will.
We also can make pledges, and we can live by those pledges (and we will).
A good one to start with is “never again”.
Never again will we allow a cretin to rise to power and inflict the kind of damage that this childish, impudent, boor of a man has inflicted not only on his own Nation, but on the world-at-large.
Harken back to the time that Obama was running for President…conjure up from the depths of your mind the angry speech that was hurled at a congregation by his minister (the right (ahem) Reverend Wright).
I believe I remember his exact words were “God DAMNED America”.
Well, I can assure you that it is NOT the God of Israel, or that same God of Christ who is having this damning effect on our Nation.
In fact, it is not a god at all.
It is a bunch of hate-filled men and women.
Hate filled, and dedicated to the prospect of tearing our Nation assunder.
This is not mere treachery; it is treason.
The collusion that Obama is taking with not only this “brotherhood” that is supposedly rising to power in Egypt (could not tell by all the fighting and killing that they are taking “by the will of the people”, now can you?)…but also with the Soviets…it is beyond apalling.
It is time for his own party to do something about him, and while they are at it, re-examine the Reids and Pelosis of the party as well (I know for damned sure that this Republican is taking a much, much more critical look at McCain).
This is beyond insanity, and beyond treason, and it is time democracy does something to right this listing ship.
The new Republican leadership needs to take a forecful, and vocal stand on the unfolding world events.
They need to be even more critical of Obama, and someone needs to reign the SOB in…quickly.
If his party can not do it, the courts (or someone) need to.
He is a rogue, and he causing damage beyond belief.
He simply needs to be stopped before it is too late (if if is not already too late).
So you heard it here first.
Superman is really one of the “President’s of the United States“.
But, understand something PLEASE !
The first article was not about Obama, really. It was about team Obama.
It was about the love-fest that led (and leads) to mega-maniacal, ego-bloated, ego-mania.
It is zeitgeist on cocaine.
But here is the problem with this “form” of zeitgeist – it is NOT representative of the national “mood”, but rather, it only represents the mood of his Kook-aide drinking minions.
Well even zeros can cause a great deal of damage.
Look at Columbine.
What are you gonna do with him?
Here he comes, out of the woodwork again, to lead a pep rally for his blue-collar buds.
“Capitalism is baaaad”, they shout.
You ever heard of the dog that bights the hand that feeds it?
It was the “Summer of Love“, 1968.
A bunch of dumb-assed kids, fat and bloated on their momma’s and daddy’s seeming endless supply of monies, got together for a “love feast” now infamously known only as “Woodstock”.
It defined (and defied) a generation, really.
They were hopped up on their weed, and their cocaine, and they defied conventional wisdom, their parents, their Nation, and I would argue, even their God.
They thumbed their noses at responsibility, at tradition, at their own homes – they basically made it so that home was no longer a hospitable place at all.
Like their love feast, it was a muddy, disease-infested mess of muck, mixed with excessive sin and of course, the mire that results.
And now ladies and gentlemen we have Michael Moore, entering, stage left and trying his damnedest (with a bunch of other hard-luck hippies who wish to re-kindle a past best left Manson dead) waltzing on the scene and resurrecting what was really a hate-fest in disguise and all aimed at the heart of America, of God and of capitalism.
Thank you Michael Moore.
Here’s hoping (literally) that you trip on your bong, fall face-first in the mire and are forever choked beyond speech by the very mess you and yours so happily created.
I re-visited some of my prior articles and noted Hitler’s views on “big lies and little truths” from Mein Kempf.
It causes me to earnestly re-think this in light of this propaganda move by the President and by the White House.
I know they’ve been endlessly compared to the little Furor, but…common guys, this bit with the school children is truly below the belt, even for a bunch of Nazi’s.
And the propaganda wheel turns ’round, and ’round.
I walked down to the lower 40 (probably about 40, square centimeters) to pick some tomatoes for my morning breakfast and noted the withering vine.
Of course, in part, it is owed to the time of year (although of the last several years I have been known to pick them Christmas day), but in most part, as are all things from the world of agrarian production, they are wholly (well, it would seem) dependent on the weather.
This global warming is of little concern to me this year, but everyone I know is talking of the incredible amount of rainfall we’ve encountered (in particular where it has affected our tomato crops – for we hillbilly’s LOVES our ‘maters).
Well, the lower, back-yard sits on what is known in some collective, socialist, root-kissing circles (root-kissers are the next evolution for tree-huggers) as a “blue waterway”.
Now, I’ve been here going on five years now, and normally the blue waterway is nothing more than dried clay. We have a wet year, and it becomes a mix of creek and swamp.
So, as you can see, too much water and the next thing I know my tomato crop is halved and my cypress trees begin to die.
It’s a soggy, boggy…suck! (like a root-kisser).
You pray for water as a farmer, but you don’t want to over-do your prayers.
Too much of a good thing.
A metaphor for the hedonistic yet morbidly vapid approach the spendthrift Dems take in “running” our great Nation (to its knees, actually) – a fruit that withers on the vine due to excess hydration is a prime example of “too much” liberal, socialist policy.
You wind up with rotten tomatoes.
I think the same principle applies to governing (in fact, all things farming are a form of governing; remember the terminology in its “exact” interpretation – to govern, after all, is to limit (as in a governor on an engine)).
in farming, you always want just the right mix of everything. This is the recipe for success.
Too much fertilizer and you burn the plants.
Too much water and they rot from the root up.
Too much sun…you get the picture.
I think we’ve had too much Obamanation, personally.
Too much socialism.
Point-in-fact; let’s paint a picture of a world where the Dems get all the socialist programs their hearts so madly (and recklessly) desire.
Can you imagine a glut of doctors and nurses in this country?
Well, under Obamanation, it is exactly what you’ll receive.
Once the programs are in place, medical universities will become clearing houses. They will pipe students through programs like, well…”pate de foie gras” through a goose.
That’s right, folks.
Our esteemed and hallowed halls will become indoctrination mills for up-and-comers from God-only-knows where.
I mean, how do you think they will handle the increased demand that their “give-away-health-care” will place on the society ?
When salt flows free, it ruins the flavor of food.
When a health-care system will provide your every need, we’ll even be expected to eat at the government fast-food houses.
Everything, and I mean literally everything, will be incorporated into the health-care system.
We’ll buy our groceries at hospitals.
Probably our smart cars (imagine just how those mean, old seat-belts affect your health) will be mandated as “USDA-approved as so-so-so GOOD FOR YOU!”.
If your neighbor barks at you because your dog is crapping in his yard – he (your neighbor) will be a candidate for “anger management” school (and, NO, he won’t have an option).
“It’s a mandate for improving our society”, don’t you know.
You’re probably sitting back saying, “Precipii, you’re over the edge on this one” – HELL YES, I stay over the edge.
I promised you when I started this blog that it would be edgy, and I hope I always live up to it (gotta release the talons sometimes to go on a hunger-hunt).
So, how would “plenty” kill a falcon? How does a falcon know when he’s had just about ENOUGH?
Eat too many rats provided from a “system” that gives you anything your heart desires, and even a falcon’s fat gut won’t take flight.
A falcon knows when to quit stuffing his gut with government propagated propagandai.
Can’t get off the ground? Stop eating at the government pig-sty.
This system is promising everything in the world, to anybody dumb enough to believe it.
It’s simply too good to be true, and it is put forth by a bunch of do-gooder Dems who always promise the moon and stars (and deliver nothing but more graft, greed and heart-ache for you and me).
Think “union” here (and all the wonderful, wonderful things those blue-collar bums have done for you and me, lately).
The reason I believe that capitalism will ultimately prove to withstand the maelstrom that is this Obamanomics, or socialist onslaught, or radical agenda (or whatever you want to call this “thing” that is the Obama-rovoltalution) is as obvious as the nose on your face…it is putrefying sin.
It is slothful, it is greedy, it is bloated on too much excess (and oh so too, excessively so).
Do you really believe that I will not plant tomatos again next year?
Or that farmers will re-plant corn after a rough year…or buy new hogs, or head’s of cattle, or sheep?
Life will go on, and so will the process of ex-change.
Next year, we may have the perfect mix of rain and sun, and fertile-fertile soil. If not next year, maybe the year after.
But, it will come again.
Every farmer knows this.
Whether you’re farming for beef, or for grain, or for ‘taters (or how about simply digging silicon up out of the ground) – whatever your racket, I guarantee you that capitalism assures you a plentiful crop once again in the future.
The dems run on running out.
Capitalism runs on faith that we’ll never run out.
It assures us that we will once again walk on the moon.
It assures us there will be brighter days (and no, it is not MY God…it is simply the plan that my God set before me – read your bible – it (capitalism) far, far pre-dates Marx, and Lenin, and Lennon – damned hippies and their sandal-wearing perversions).
And thus, the spirit of capitalist adventure, and of capital reinvestment (in some by-God something that makes sense – more so than a government-run any by-God thing), of the real hope that capitalism assures (with Adonai’s blessing, of course) – it will, once again (like my tomatoes) THRIVE!
Such is life in the agrarian world.
But such is life also, in the mechanized world of production.
It does compute!
You can count on it.
Capitalism will survive this massive onslaught that is (and has been) the Democrats “answer” to what ails us.
That’s really their problem, you know?
They think they know.
They do not.
They think they know our bodies better than we know them ourselves!
And how, you might ask?
They think they are God Almighty!
They’ve been conditioned to think this way.
It is in the spirit of “you can do anything” (reference what teachers and other polly-anna’s will tell ya anymore).
Well, if you can do anything, donkey, strap a rocket to your ass and fly yourself to the moon sans-capital.
Without money, you might make it to El Segundo.
We are tired of their damned shenanigans.
Tired of bills they’ve published, but never read.
Tired of incompetence, and most-of-all, double-dog tired of morons who have been indoctrinated and then turned loose on this social structure and government without an inkling of either good sense, or even (methinks) real ability to do their f***ing jobs.
That is the way of internet education (back in my day, it was related to receiving a doctorate through the mail from some institution with a high-sounding name like “Prince-Town U” or something).
Ah, it is a poor musician who blames his instrument (and God, how I do love the net).
I believe that government has proven itself highly capable of such acts in the past.
Look at what a joke our government has become (and is becoming).
Soon, by God, we will rival even France, or dare I say it? Quebec !
Now, the truth is, I believe there is probably a French underground (just like when Hitler was in charge), and I mean no ill-will toward the Francs. The fact is, I like the fellas (and their gals). Hell, one could make the case that I am part French (and probably, the better part).
But the fact also remains, that in our heart’s and minds, they represent a center of socialist “intellectual” thought, and this is why I pick on them (at them, really – it’s fast becoming a cliche).
Intellectualism can not be bound by some “old-country” thought.
But the fact remains, look at the examples set by others.
Look at the Nordsmen, or the Slavs, or the Ruskies, or the Chinamen for heaven’s sake.
Where on earth has socialism actually worked ?
So, what of abundance?
Well, when the money grows on the government tree, you can bet your bottom dollar (little as it will be worth) that not only will its value be in decline, but the value of everything else will be too.
This is the way of socialism.
Like my tomato plants, liberal application of water causes the plant to rot from the roots up.
This is what happens when kiss-slobber gets all over your roots.
Too much water (and too much groupie-love) will infect the whole body (and probably with more than just feel-good feelings – can you say “razor-blades” ???).
Like a social disease (and that is exactly what socialism is), too much of this “good thing” will cause the entity (you and me) to wither and die, just like my tomatoes (or worse; God, how I hate self-inflicted pain).
We really do not want to be forced to survive such nonsense.
Personally, I’ve simply just had – too much…Obama.
Pharaoh, let my people go.
You and yours, Sir, are simply, obviously, and patently…too, too much.
It is, simply put, time for moderation.
Ever watch dandelion seeds?
Every kid knows what it is like to pick up that white, globular, feathery lollipop on stick and send its seeds (much to the discontent of every lawn meister) scattering throughout creation to as far as the four winds will carry them.
Give it a week or so, and the yellow sentinels begin to multiply like rabbits, along with my blood pressure. They take over the whole neighborhood (if you let them).
Last week, we witnessed what the media and the left are branding as “kooks” get all upset over socialized health care at all these town hall meetings.
Shirts were torn, dignity flew out the window, and all respect for freedom was as shredded as that poor man’s shirt we saw so much of in the press last week.
Normally, I do not take part in civil discourse (of the assembling variety).
The sixties and seventies pretty much turned me off to that.
I hate protesters, loathe protesting, and generally can not stand for the “sit-in” crowd – so I avoid it like the plague that I believe it is.
This week, I feel so motivated and will change that attitude.
I did not participate in the tea parties.
I did not get “up in arms” at the townhall meetings these government officials were holding to measure the pulse of their constituency over socialized health care (as if they had no clue as to what was coming from the polls and conventional wisdom).
I guess they only listen to the polls they choose to listen to.
Well this week, in my little community, there is a sinister, big, bad government that is ready to countermand our State-level regulation that states that we have the right (responsibility, I believe) to carry hand guns (concealed, of course) in our parks (I wonder how many joggers would have been raped in central park were those magnificent New Yorkers and all their vain-glorious laws and rules and regulations able to carry pistolios in their parks?).
When my Grandpa was still living, he revealed something to me that I think no one else knew about him.
On the outside, he appeared the consummate Republican, but behind the scenes was a slightly different story.
He never gave (I don’t think) a red cent to the party.
He told me “the only thing worth contributing to is the NRA. It is the only thing standing between you, and big government, and even bigger politicians”.
Now, more than ever, I agree with old Grandad.
He had it just about right.
When people get attacked for speaking their hearts, liberty dies.
The politicians are now completely unregulated. They are running amok, forcing their policies, bright ideas (and the taxation that pays for them) down our gullets.
And so now, I feel so motivated.
I’ll go to our townhall meeting and I’ll tell those fat-assed, cigar-chomping politicians what I think about them taking away now even our right to protect ourselves in this “so-called” free society.
I’ll tell them what I think about their policies and their procedures and their “due” process (and maybe something about their lousy opinion polls too).
I’ll tell them that they are trying to get away with rape, and with murder (of the worst order), and they wish to take away our guns to ensure that they get away with this menace they represent.
I’ll also tell them that now that I’m a man, I don’t pick up the dandelion seeds and scatter them any more. Now, I grip them in my fist and throw them in the garbage in my house where they belong.
Landfills would look much better covered in dandelions.
Oh, and did I mention that my lawn is nothing but green, green grass?
That is what happens when you tend to things reckless, radical, deviant and prolific.
Let them get out of control, and they take over everything.
Now there is a place for the little yellow monsters, and I believe they are well-suited to grow in the garbage dump – BUT NOT IN MY BACKYARD !!!
There MUST be something there to protect the individual, and our right to keep and bear arms provides that avenue to the responsible and to the true lovers of freedom, liberty and democracy.
So this week, I will exercise my right to assembly.
I will exercise my right to be heard by my city officials, and the right that guarantees this by backing up my words with unabashed and carnivorous pearly white incisors (or shiny copper jackets, take your pick).
Thank you, Grandad.
Thank you for always standing for what you believed, and instilling that wisdom and courage in me.
And now, on to the next phase of the “Obama-lution”.
May the peace of God be with us as we seek to eradicate the seeds of this vile, soul-less and statist revolution that so defines these scumbag, hippie-pigs from the left.
Unlike Hitler’s Brownshirts and gestapo, you are NOT going to get away with murder in America’s heartland.
Not in the green, green grass of my peaceful little town, anyway (and it’s peaceful because everyone knows that we will take care of business with guns we’ve held in our hands since we were each and all five years of age!).
It is both contemptible, and it is praiseworthy.
On the one hand, contention is the hallmark of the loyal opposition.
On the other, it is the bane of the ruling class.
So what is the fine, divining line for what represents “good” contention?
One must first analyze the concepts of both good, and evil.
The rational mind can easily make such determinations.
For example, when a duck is roasting above an open campfire, “fire is good”; however, put yourself in the place of the duck in the form of a house fire, and “fire is bad”.
The rationalist would say that it is futile to measure, or to try and measure, good and evil.
They would say that it is all based on perspective.
I suppose they’d have somewhat the conundrum on their hands were it to be their cousin, Eddie the duck, who transpires in his house due to fire…but the rationalist would probably say “ah, just go ahead and chow down on old Eddie – never was worth much anyway – oughtta do somebody some good in death, since he didn’t in life”.
I would argue that there is evil in this rationale.
What are you willing to sacrifice so that there can be an improvement in your own condition? Moreso, what are you willing to see others sacrifice for your own hide?
Being in the minority party now, contention takes on somewhat a “new” light for me. Now I am forced to defend all, and I am forced to do so by a party that basically falls into the category of the cold rationalist.
They will do whatever it takes to hold on and survive.
I am reminded of spoiled brats I grew up with who would do most anything to “get their way”.
Well, I’m afraid that my contention is a bit different.
I am not willing to sacrifice others for my own sake.
I am, however, most willing to put them in harm’s way for something that is beneficial to us all.
For example, I will not sacrifice one company to save another, when through tried and true principles (free market enterprise), they could both be salvaged.
I was twenty hours from receiving a minor in business, and I remember vividly the mantra of our professors, from econ to business management they railed “Profit is King”.
From the standpoint of business operating in a capitalist system, there is absolute truth in this statement.
The unfortunate thing is, we are no longer a capitalist system (some say never to be again, but I disagree – all things are possible with God, and I believe, free men).
Henry Ford once said “they can have any car they want as long as it is black and a Model T”.
General Motors introduced the concept of a paint line.
People could have a choice.
And boy, did they ever choose.
So much so, that the concept of diversification took on new life.
From the concept sprang not only paint lines, but different car lines.
What was once one, became many.
Cadillac, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, GMC (and I’m sure I’m leaving some out) – the concept grew into the titan.
I learned, also in business school (and probably before through friends and other classes) that the Japanese have a saying that “on a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji” (the island chain, I understand, is more extensive than meets the eye in Japan and I’m sure it is akin to my seeing my smoky mountains from far reaches – reminding me of home).
A book came out once entitled “On a Clear day, you can see GM”.
General Motors is one of the flagship corporations that made this nation strong.
It is in part what has stood as a rampart of sorts. It is one tier in a lined fortress.
ALCOA, IBM, US Steel, Unisys, Microsoft…the list can go on, and on ad infinitum. Each one represents a rampart in our fortress.
And now we have the voice of “change”.
“Mr. Obama, tear down those walls!”.
It is one thing to tear down a wall that is oppressive and designed to keep people in.
But let’s consider, these are multi-national corporations. They employ people all over the world.
They are not designed to either keep people in, or keep people out.
Theirs, is but one mission.
They are not prejudiced.
I once worked for a heavy metals company. I remember fondly how they would say, “we know how to do one thing, and we know how to do it well. We make that metal. That metal is our pay. We do it right because we know there is a reward in the end in the form of our paychecks that we get from making the stuff. It is what we do”.
Now we have Obama and his merry band telling us that they have it all wrong. That somehow, this needs to be changed.
It is not “fair” that they should make a profit through their hard work when others do not.
You want fair?
Fair is seeing the feather-bedding sons-a-bitches getting off their assess and help the rest of the world turn a profit. That is fair.
Fair is having a system where everyone is expected to pull their weight.
Fair is a world free from muzzles of the kind Congress and BO’s stinking plans want to place on blogs and talk radio through the “fairness” doctrine.
There is no fairness in their regulation (UNLESS your lazy ass is laying in a feather bed).
He is single-handed tearing down what this nation has built from dust.
He is taking a thriving, positive system and turning it into one that “plays favorites”.
He is essentially reducing it to the lowest common denominator, the sluggish, apathetic sorry piece of shit laying in a feather bed while others accept risk and build civilization.
I am no rationalist when it comes to good and evil.
I believe that any can see the difference between the two.
There can be no good in dismantling through regulation.
The bible states that evil will twist the truth and use it to its own devices.
I believe we are witnessing this first-hand.
There is no good in the policies that are being forced down the throat of this nation today.
What we have is an evil Pygmalion one with an intent not to improve the lot of some lowly individual (what was lowly about American capitalism – once the envy of the world?).
What we have is someone with their own concept of what is righteous and good, and yet from what I see, there is no good in any of his policies.
To destroy what was once something others held in high esteem – where is the good in that?
I remember when Russians (before the wall came down) – when common Russians desired to wear Levi jeans.
We took them for granted. They were “knocking around” clothes.
They were prized behind the iron curtain.
What is evil in that?
Sure, if the object is greed. But what if it is simply to have a quality pair of durable britches that happen also to be (in some individual estimation)…stylish? Is that evil?
I always detested that teacher from school who would say “if you bring bubble gum into the class, you have to bring one for everybody”.
It was my ass that was out on the weekends picking up bottles to turn them in for coins with which to buy the bubble gum.
Let the other bastards get out in the hot sun and pick up bottles so that they too can enjoy and nice, juicy chew in school.
What is unfair is for you to expect me to work double-time for the damned lazy slugs who would not get up off their fat assess to change their minds, much less earn a piece of bubble gum.
Your damned right.
But I believe that mine is a form of contention that stands for what is true, and what is right, and therefore, what is righteous.
No more mister nice-guy.
It is time to take off the gloves, and fight for my damned piece of bubble gum.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The United States Bill of Rights, offered in response to criticisms that the US Constitution alone would allow for a strong, centralized government like the one they had just won independence from in England (a King).
It would seem that the big topics of conversation today are gun control, hate groups, and from my own perspective (what should be discussed) – war strategy (for in light of all this “static” on domestic issues, we are still at war as evidenced by the extraction of the good Captain over the Easter weekend).
The interesting thing about gun control is who actually benefits from it in our country?
Now, I am a HUGE supporter of gun rights.
I believe that the constitution has been perverted by a bunch of weak-sister ninnies who see a problem, but do recognize the obvious solution.
Consider a one, Judge Roy Bean.
He dispensed justice with a firm hand in a wild, and otherwise, law-less, West.
Did he take away guns. Hell no. Did he prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those using their guns in an unlawful fashion. You betcha!
Do we do that in D.C. today. Ahem. Well…do we?
The answer is obvious.
Our courts favor criminals.
So on C-SPAN this morning they are debating this article concerning a claim that 90% of the guns in Mexico are of American (U.S.) origin.
Well, that’s not exactly true. The study ONLY focused on those guns in Mexico (thank you, C-SPAN) that came from the U.S. (and completely ignored the FULLY-AUTOMATIC weaponry that came from say, Russia, or from Daniel Ortega).
Basically, it was nothing more than propaganda “brandished” by the left to try and institute stronger gun control laws in the U.S.
At what point do we begin to ask ourselves “why believe ANYTHING that the left states” ? It would seem that all they know how to do is mischaracterize and blatantly, out-and-out, lie.
Case in point.
An article this morning in the Washington Times illustrates this assertion by pointing out that our department of Homeland Security is now more interested in “right-wing hate groups” than the Al Quaida sleeper cells, the home-grown jihadist terrorists that are making and distributing videos slamming us, or the damned pirates that are holding somewhere between 268 and 600 hostages (the reports are all over the place).
So let’s consider our own, domestic “right-wing” hate groups.
Since the first gulf war…ah, to hell with that…since we first began seeing American flags burning on our T.V. sets…and this is EXTREMELY important here…how many people of Muslim extraction have we seen targeted and persecuted in America by this tremendous threat of “right-wing hate groups”?
Maybe you can’t remember that far back.
How many Somali-Americans have been dragged behind a vehicle since the whole piracy business has cropped up? How many since the good Captain, Richard Phillips was taken hostage (now that’s as recent as this past Sunday)?
And we are going to focus hard-earned tax dollars on eradicating this tremendous problem of right-wing hate groups?
Give me a break.
Rather than hearing what are our policies toward (seemingly) benign groups, why do we not focus more money and attention on, I don’t know, let’s say the damned pirates holding all those hostages.
Or here’s one. How about Iran’s nukes?
Or even better, how about the war we are currently fighting in Afghanistan?
Let’s look at what happens when we spend so much time debating gun control in the U.S.
M-13, that RABID terrorist outfit (I define the gangs that roam the streets of America as terrorists – anyone who instills terror in the hearts of law-abiding Americans, is a terrorist) are smuggling drugs (and fully-automatic weapons from the Sandinistas, Cubans, Russians and Chinese) across our borders to do harm to average Americans.
We are debating taking away guns, or restricting their use (in complete contradiction to our Constitution) and they are winning the war.
In essence, everything in this matter works together.
A stong, centralized Federal government begins to control the individual American by stripping him (or her) of their rights.
They take away the guns, and we can’t defend our homes.
They let the gangs come in, and the gangs get our children hooked on drugs.
They take over the banks and issue loans to the very people who are running the whores, guns and drugs and they buy multi-million-dollar homes (that they never pay mortgages on) and listen to rap music all day.
Evil is in collusion across the board.
There is a strategy that is taking place, but the strategy is doing nothing…NOTHING to curb terror. It is providing a petri dish that will allow the virus to flourish.
It is the worst form of biological weapon. Growing the terrorist while REGULATING the U.S. populus.
They take away our rights, our guns and our money and (try) and leave us penniless and powerless.
Oh yes. There is a strategy, but it just ain’t helping you and me.
So what could be their thinking?
Could it be that what they are really after is sacrificing we law-abiding Americans?
God knows any number of them do not have gun control laws, as they’ve all confiscated all the guns. No need for the laws. Problem solved. (And their people all march in lock-step bowing to Kings and dictators).
Do the men who forged the American West, (the men who Judge Bean sometimes had to “regulate” through an application of order (note “order” rather than law – sometimes we focus far too much on the law rather than the intended result – order); do they, those free men who forged the West, do they bow to Kings and Sheiks?
I think not.
They were tough, and they were independent.
They sometimes forgot how important order can be (wholly left to their own devices, total anarchy reigns – shooting up saloons and whores and all) – but with a gentle application of the law (such as Judge Bean’s), they became more choir boys (choirboys with pistolis).
At any rate, I believe that all these issues converge on this day.
We control the guns, we control freedom.
We control freedom, and we are totalitarian statists.
Is it any wonder B.O. is so cozey with Fidel, Ortega and Chavez or that Putin and Medvedev are now calling him “comrade”.
Shall we break into chorus of “Bye, bye Miss American Pie”? We may have lost our innocence during Viet Nam, but we now are in danger of losing our soul.
What can we make of recent history.
It may be that in the future all that we have left will be recent history. Who will remember anything more than the last thing a politician said.
Consider the last 50 days, and then project them into the future. What do you make of that?
To quote the air traffic controller in “Airplane!”, he could make “a hat, or a broach”.
John Lennon, and the Beatles would make, I suppose, jeu jeu eyballs and marmalade skies (what drugs were they using? Maybe if we pushed some on team Obama it would have the opposing effect on the path now travailed).
Al Gore would probably “invent” some new form of telepathic internet, or find some way to blow cuban-cigar smoke signal, “I love you, my little love-story-girl”, smoke-ring cyphers through the microphone on his laptop computer to his beloved “Tipper”.
What the hell kind of name is “Tipper” anyway?
Here is a quasi-fictional timeline for Team Obama:
(To Be Revised)
If after all the other comparisons (a “savior” figure, Lincoln (the “gay” Republican – gotta keep those “special” interests happy), F.D.R., Truman, Herbert Hoover) and now some Senator has compared him to Samuel L. Gompers.
I’m beginning to think he is the man without a face. “Mr. Cellophane”, or one of those morphing creatures from the comic books.
Samuel L. Gompers, for those of you who do not know, was once a cigar roller. He must have been pretty good at it as they made him their craft-union President.
He was later credited with starting the A.F.L. (the first part of the later-formed “AFL-CIO” or American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations). Now the time-frame for Gompers was the late 1800’s.
It is important to put this in the context of history. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or “Wobblies”) formed around 1905 in Chicago (of all places) when anarchists, socialists and radical trade unionists came together to form a united, militant front.
One could consider the similarities here all too uncanny (reference Bill Ayers and the radical underground movement “The Weathermen) not to mention the stomping grounds of our one and only, Barrack Obama.
To put even greater bearing on these historic events, consider that the Bolshevik, or “October” revolution in Russia took place in the year 1917.
It is ironic that socialism’s “birthing pangs” took place in Chicago, and now we are faced with a President who wishes to socialize the entire nation and hailing from where else? Chicago, Chicago (my kinda town?).
I wonder if it was an unfortunate mistake that the Congressman compares Obama’s policies to Gompers, or whether this is somehow a planned thing.
I hate conspiracy theory. How about we call this “one’s conjecture” on just what “the other side” may be up to? I like that better than making another gaffe like Hillary with a “vast left-wing” conspiracy coming from our side of the fence.
This is more putting your finger on their pulse to find signs of life, or better, hooking up an Electro-Encephalograph to their brains to see if the evidence we see of no activity on the outside can be corroborated by a lack of brain activity on the other side of the thick skull.
So, back to Gompers. He defines the liberal use of union bargaining with management. He coined the concept of always asking for “more, more, more!!!”. He would have an idea in mind of the level of extra pay that the union desired, and he would bargain for a hundred times that.
It is a sly maneuver, and seems typical of so many making headlines today.
It is a form of “obfuscation” or masking of reality.
Consider the minds of Al Gore, Bill Clinton (I did not have…), Hillary (when she was in that hot landing zone) – but go outside our borders and look at other news-making figures.
Saddam Hussein claimed to have WMD’s (we had reason to believe he did, and I still think they were there – I SAW the fighter jet (in a news story) that was dug up in the deserts of Syria). After his capture and subsequent interrogation, he revealed that it was a “feint” to throw off the enemy Syria (and later the WMD’s wind up there – “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”).
Now you have this North Korean, Kim Jung Il, rattling his sabres about the “satellites” he is putting into orbit.
Well, technically, a nuclear missile is a satellite (briefly, anyway). It may only go through half an orbit, but it does follow an orbit if only for about 20 minutes, or so.
With all this obfuscation, how does one ever derive the truth?
You’ve heard it before from some of your best friends “ahhh, they are all crooks anyway”.
Now, here’s the sign of Armageddon (seriously) – the lies becoming the truth.
Who do we follow? What line of thinking is the correct path?
This is why faith is so very important.
If you over-lay a scientist’s logic with faith, I believe you will find a pretty good statistical fit.
Scientists operate on assumptions. The religious operate on faith.
Scientists look for clues in data and what is left behind after an event (like the collision of two particles) and the religious look for the signs that fulfil past prophesy.
I’ve never been a fan of too much mixing of the two, but still…there seems an eerie parallel between them (perhaps because both involve human beings?).
I suppose the same could be applied to history. History operates on what is left behind.
Writings, musings, photos, paintings, novels, newspapers and government archives.
One could take all the facts, put them together and draw a conclusion, but there is still that element of uncertainty.
Now I think everyone who is faithful would argue that there is no uncertainty in faith, so we stop the comparisons there.
When we look at the truths that are put forth today, how many of them actually follow sound reasoning?
It is my opinion that very few do. But the fact is, some might.
So we were off by a few years in our prediction of the fall of the Soviets. Do we really want to gamble that the Israeli’s are off in their assessment of a nuclear Iran?
And what about Kim Jung Il? Shall we continue to hold our breath and assume he really is just putting up benign satellites (hardy, har, har)?
Perhaps it is time we step back from those bargaining for “more, more, more” and look at past performance.
What has this concept of bargaining gotten Mr. Gomper’s unions today?
Look at the U.S. automotive industry.
They are in shambles. Their wages have priced them right out of the world market-place (and to hear Team Obama describe it, the world has already adopted socialism, and it is the path we should also follow).
Two years ago I was hearing about how the world was in a state of economic depression already.
Could socialism have anything to do with that?
Everyone is trying to point fingers and assign blame. Congressmen are ganging up on Bernanke, Obama wants to blame Bush, and the world all has its eye on USB in Switzerland.
It does not take a genius to look at the facts of what socialist, collectivist mentality has brought the world.
It has brought the world to its knees.
Let’s pray an alternate path springs forth, and soon!
You may have heard this morning that a Russian “expert” in the field has predicted the demise of the United States of America next year.
I am reminded of the years leading up to the fall of the Soviet Union (or extreme reorganization).
Our own Central Intelligence Agency predicted its fall ten years from the date of the prediction (it “fell” not long after the report) (1, 2, 3). An interesting factoid concerning this botched prediction was based on the fact that the CIA may have relied too heavily on Soviet information and data (just look at one of their newspapers (Pravda or TASS) and you can see how “unbiased” they are; you might as well use government-issued press releases).
The point is, propaganda oversells or over-states issues.
That is what propaganda does.
Now where do you suppose this Soviet “expert” would gather his data to conclude that the U.S. will fall next year?
All we have been hearing out of the Democrats and the Obama administration is that we are repeating the Great Depression of the early 30’s and that they are representing the new Roosevelt-doctrine (the “new”, New Deal).
This is the problem with propaganda. It paints a certain perspective for the entire world.
Let’s break it down a little further. The latest unemployment stats that I have heard mentioned put us somewhere in the vicinity of seven percent.
Keep in mind – we were running in double digits under the Carter administration (that was the 1970’s; fourteen percent, I “think”).
During the depression years after the 29 stock crash, unemployment was running in the thirty percentile.
Thirty percent !
That is a far-cry difference from this seven percent that we now face – and yet what do we get from Obama? He screams that we are in the grip of depression and failing by the minute.
He is setting himself up for a self-fulfilling prophesy. It is his policies that are driving the markets down, not to mention the perception he is creating with his speech.
I am trained in public relations. We are taught that the best approach to dealing with a sticky situation is to try and present it in as true a light as is possible.
In other words, base your communications on the facts and try your damndest to see that the facts are corroborated by more than one party.
Then have a game plan. Communicate to the public that there is a problem, that we are aware of the problem (restate it for clarification) and that this is what we are doing to address the problem (again, restate the problem so that everyone understands).
Now it is also important that the problem is legitimate. Look at the problems with selling the world on global warming and you will see what I mean. There is no consensus on the subject by experts. All you hear are the “experts” representing one side of the issue.
What we are not taught to do is manufacture problems.
Believe it or not, in spite of what you have heard about “spin” – we are taught to do what the journalists do not seem to be doing. We are taught to deal with issues in an above-board fashion.
I believe that it is under-handed to continue down this path of self-destruction. To continue to paint the situation we now face as a “depression” is as bright and shining a lie as has ever been told by any politician.
The viability of our nation is based on a free and open marketplace.
Men have tried to emulate that freedom in terms of intellect and thought as well (a free and open interhange of ideas).
Now I realize that when approaching a problem, all things must be put on the table. For example, I understand that the CIA actually has a contingency plan set up in case of an attack upon the United States by Canada.
We all know it is not likely to happen, but we have the game-plan just in case.
We as a nation have built in protections to avoid another financial collapse like the one of the Great Depression.
It is fine to have a plan for that. Where I have a problem is when a government official continues to panic the entire world with rhetoric, and in so-doing affect the markets in such a terrible fashion.
If you’ve ever read “The Scarlet Pimpernel” you will see that a similar tactic was used in the French market place of the period where the character “whispers” stock information at parties and galas to manipulate the markets.
You can plainly see what an affect it has when a world leader such as our President makes blatant and open remarks (no whispers) about the subject.
This is wholly and completely malevolent, and it is absolutely irresponsible.
The repercussions you can plainly see in the prediciton of this Russian.
Now here is the “other side” of the coin.
Our CIA overestimated the Russians strength prior to their collapse. What I believe is happening here is that this Russian is underestimating our markets, and he is doing so based on all the rhetoric coming from our President and the Democrats in Congress.
The fact is, we are not in the greatest shape ever, but then again, we are NOT in a depression.
There is a wise quote that states that a man should only be judged by the company he keeps (now, I do know that we shouldn’t judge at all – but I do think we have to use some discernment to avoid running with the devil).
It is tacitly ironic to me that Barack Obama finds an ally in his rhetoric coming from a Soviet “expert”.
One socialist talking about another.
You do the math.
They say that nothing stinks like old money, and apparently B.O. is completely immersed in the stench (no pun intended).
Today, the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visits Hollywood-on-the-Potomac to discuss a “New Deal for the World”.
I find it most ironic that the very nation from which we broke during our forefather’s revolution is now the country Obama turns to in order to unite in his socialist undertakings.
Back during the campaign I got a call from a fellow I knew in school. He intimated to me that this country was in need of revolution. He always was one of those stylized, hippie-types – no need to detail it; I’m sure you get the picture.
Well, looks like he got his wish.
Welcome to the revolution.
Here we are, completely abandoning all that is reasonable in capitalism and in favor of socialist collusion with Great Britain.
You know, with no economic stability, the world will begin to look more-and-more like Haite-Ashbury, or worse, the Manson family farm, or “Wavy Gravy’s” – take your pic of collectivist utopia (I wonder what the clothed guy in the drawing is trying to explain to the nude dewd? From the look on the naked lady’s face, he could just be explaining that his “advertising” may not be doing the product any justice – just like Obama’s great socialist promises, sounds great until you uncover the facts).
It is akin to displaying socialism as the answer to world’s ills. What kind of sales pitch is it to use the woefully inadequate as a sales pitch for our own approach to economics?
Well, let’s think about a few facts about the situation in this model Obama seems intent on following (Europe’s model).
In the United States we are “running in the band” of between 15% and 25% of our Gross Domestic Product (thank you, Mr. Perot) In other words, we are taxing and spending at a full one quarter of what we make (remember, the church only asks for 10%). Now these statistics, you will please note, are based on data between 1980 and 2007; they do not account for the recent wanton love fest in spending of President Obama and his merry band of “revolutionaries”.
But consider the rest of the world and the financial situation they are in (trust me, we are talking about degrees of stench here – there is a saying in the hills that once it gets below 20 degrees Farenheit that it doesn’t get any colder – it is just damned cold. The same rule can be applied to financial stench. Socialism, even in a mild and benign form, stinks, and stinks even on ice).
It doesn’t get worse, it is the pent ultimate in revulsion; it is the absolute zero of maloderous and rotting decay.
Back during the early stages of the “financial meltdown”, as it is called, I even heard one pundit describe the Royal Bank of Scotland’s toxic debt at THREE times GB’s Domestic Product (and you thought 150% was bad, Norway).
So I guess this leaves me scratching my head. After our forefather’s had the good sense to break with all that “old” European money in order to “form a more perfect union” – why then is Obama chasing after their failed economic policies?
I suppose one could conclude that it is the Nature of the Obaman’s (after all, it would seem none of them know how to use a calculator when it comes to their own, personal taxes).
Isn’t this rich?
They keep up the same mantra of “the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer”, and yet they do not even pay their own taxes.
With the wealthiest in this Nation already footing the bill for 80% of the taxes raised, I wonder how much longer we can tolerate an individual who screams for revolution and yet does nothing to contribute to our Nation’s tax burden. He increases our debt, and yet all around him, he is surrounded by people who cheat on their own taxes.
“Do as I say, and not as I do” ?
Well, I for one am not interested in teaming up with the world under a socialist banner. We all know that this financial crisis is world-wide dilemma. We must all face it together, but I would suggest that the best approach is to whittle away one’s financial burdens to a fraction of your income, and not approaching it as a multiplier of what you take in (one could think of GDP in relative terms as one’s own income).
Is it a wise man who borrows at a rate three times what he earns?
Big Louey probably loves such a guy (or does he).
How does a man ever re-pay his debt with broken legs?
Well, I tell ya, socialism is breaking our backs. If you think it is difficult with gimp legs, it is overwhelming with a broken back.
Our forefathers set up a model of capitalism for us to follow. Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations”, John Locke’s “Social Contract” and in modern terms even Dr. Milton Friedman (1, 2) – all espoused ideas consistent with the invisible hand of a free market, capitalist economy regulated only by the social contract (my rights end where your nose begins). The Reagan revolution was based on such principles.
Why then abandon them for a failed economic principle (look no further than the debt ratios of Europe).
In no uncertain terms, the stench associated with Obama’s economic ideology just continues to get more odoriferous.
The only disinfectant for this odor-most-foul is a return to the principles espoused by not only our forefathers, but by other proven approaches such as Milton Friedman (1, 2), or Ronald Reagan (1, 2).
What part of this equation is not obvious? I guess the stench of socialism has overtaken any rational thought.
My concept of this part of Europe is basically fairly narrow.
When someone mentions it to me, I think of Amsterdam and its red light district (and yeah, I do know that is in Holland). I think of weird images of people clad in skin tight vinyl or leather with whips and chains.
I think of movies that don’t make any sense, like art that just causes you to knit your brow, scratch your head, maybe get a twisted sick feeling in your stomach (like the one I’ve got right now).
Then there is the nudity. Running around everywhere in their glory. Beaches, ice pools, hot house saunas.
And then beating one another with birch branches.
I can’t help but think of one of those monks now, whelps from self-flagellation to stripe themselves for their sin.
You have this concept of liberation through nudity coupled with this image of people clad in vinyl beating one another with whips (or birch branches), or, “eeks”, worse!
OK, so I don’t know exactly where this spinning top is actually going, but hey, this is how I view this part of Europe.
They are open to everything. No restraints, and yet, restrained.
They practice living in the nude, and express sexuality clad in leather and vinyl.
It is kinda like socialism itself, you know. Wishing to be free, yet clinging to its intellectual prison. It is a warped sensibility.
Maybe it is drug-induced?
Oh, I know. These are clichés. They aren’t really that way. Surely.
So we adopt the Swede’s system.
All hail B.O. in Vinyl (just wear your gas mask when the superhero steps out of his “costume” and expresses his liberation).
I am reminded of the news story about Slick Willy and Anthony Hopkins running ’round Rio in thongs. Whew boy! Now, there is a weird European flick.
So we’ve all heard that this plan is simply a temporary “fix” to help lead the world out of depression.
Man, I’m depressed.
So here’s what I am going to do.
I am going to forgo leather and vinyl britches for Western-style blue jeans. I may get some Dingo boots too. I always liked Dingo boots.
I am going to reserve my personal nudity for the shower, and potentially one fabulous lady who is willing to endure the state with me. If I should happen on a secluded swimming hole, as long as it remains secluded, I might bend that rule a bit.
I think I’ll skip the ice baths and the birch branches though. Oh, and I think I’ll pass on your ideology too. Your Nobel prize just does not carry the same luster, and your preoccupation with global warming just does not seem the ticket to lead the world to prosperity.
Mama Mia !
So, no offense, but you can keep your European values.
I like my Western values.
I like freedom – and keeping things in proper perspective.