Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dear America,

The difference between today's family and yesterday's -- besides women determined to have careers --  is we live in such a modern society we only need to go to God when we need God, if ever; it's really kinda cool like that.

When you couple the highly-evolved, intellectual, liberal feminist and her family along side the ideals of a conservative wonder woman and her family -- you have the makings of a good old fashioned American sibling  rivalry.

How does she do it?  How does she do five kids -- one of special needs -- and go from small town politician to Governor of the State of Alaska, turning it upside down no less, AND have a strong faith in God at the same time AND make it look so easy breezy with a smile that lights up an entire country?   Yeah, that's grounds for mutiny on the family if there ever was one.

As the story goes, after Trigg was born, she returned to work after only three days absence -- where was Katie asking her about that?

"I know how to do anything, I'm a mom."
Roseanne Barr Arnold

As a woman, Sarah intrigues me.   As a conservative woman, she enlivens my spirit and reinforces my belief that one person can affect change.

But because she stands for everything a liberal woman is against, well not exactly everything -- she does have that full time career going on, there is that...

but because she stands for strong family values, a belief in God and the sanctity of life of the unborn -- she is everything a liberal woman loathes and with that grounds for full on attack, no holds barred.

How did Newsweek put it...how do you solve a problem like Sarah?...as the cover laced with an inappropriate, pirated photo of her in shorts sets out to prove nothing more than it's slimy ability to sell magazines.  The left considers her simply a problem to solve, an annoying fly in the face -- while it's attempting to do everything in it's power to destroy her credibility and future in politics.   Too bad that tactic will never work.

As one of her first one liners to the world, Sarah gave us this:

"what's the difference between a hockey mom
and a pit bull?...lipstick."

This was the moment when half of America gave out a great big sigh of relief.  She moved us -- she brought us back to life after a nearly aborted campaign -- she was the It Girl of the entire conservative movement overnight.

Ahh as the other half sat there squirming in their chair trying to figure out just what they were going to do with a problem like Sarah. So it is no surprise, the first attack was towards her babies, the second and third attack was her credibility and experience -- even though she had years more executive experience than the democratic presidential nominee, and then it was her religion, her convictions, and on down the line, to where today they have to use her body -- which is still gorgeous and in shape five babies later...wonder woman eat your heart out.

I think Sarah creates such disdain from the left simply because she is not only this idealistic conservative wonder woman of sorts, but she appears to be a completely happy woman at that.

Funny story.
The first week Sarah was out of the closet and placed center stage, my girl and I were at our favorite Chinese restaurant eating hot braised chicken and pot stickers, when the booth next to us started an unappetizing conversation.  Yup, Sarah.

Picture all of them my peers -- forty something, working moms -- only liberal.  Yup, you guessed it, the women became my first dose of reality towards this little light of mine, Sarah. It was rather disturbing, as I, like Sarah, seem to share this similar Pollyanna view of the world at times, try to give all women the benefit of the doubt and champion anyone who seems to do what she does well, with a heart, worthy of respect. 

I sat there asking myself, how could these women be so catty?  I nearly made a scene, but stopped short --popping my head over the booth in retaliation would have made me feel good, but my girl would have cringed in embarrassment. They weren't worth it.

But where is mutual respect anymore?  I adore Oprah for this point alone.  She made her mark leaving a lasting impression into the hearts and minds of all women who had the ability to catch her program throughout the 90's.  If you were one of those women, you would have been given a vitamin boost every day via the television and through the mouth of this remarkable machine bringing us revolutionary authors and metaphysical thought. 

We became something deeper, something more, something life changing all together just by viewing a talk show in the afternoons.  Oprah became a success helping other women find their own way, uncovering secrets that held us back, and excavating our true selves in order to find a little happiness in our day to day, and in all hopes, becoming better women.

Even though clearly a liberal democrat -- I appreciate who Oprah is and what she accomplished and how she alone could easily take credit for affecting the lives of millions of women around the world.

Perhaps it was because we had no warning, no background, no greater understanding as to who Sarah was before the media piranhas got hold of her -- but first glance, we either loved her or hated her right from the start.

But what is truly remarkable, given where we are today -- a year after election night -- is how she continues to have the strength to stay with it.  Considering all that has been thrown at her, from the early days when she was too green to be fully prepared -- to today, author of a best seller in our midst -- there is still something deeper that is at play and takes our breath away, whether in awe or in disgust.

That something is the Spirit inside her.

No amount of criticism will ever really touch her -- while it remains foolish for people to try.

Sarah is the real deal -- and has the real power behind her to prove it. She isn't dependent on the whims of public opinion.  She doesn't rely on polls. She doesn't back off in the face of humiliation.  She doesn't do any of that because she is untouchable and lives her life from a Higher Source.

People who recognize her Spirit first know this to not only be true, but believe wholeheartedly in her ability to change America because of it; while people who have no idea what to do with a problem like Sarah go about  perplexed and confused, asking what does she have going on that I don't have, stumble and grope for the next greatest gotcha moment for television.

It is you, the latter, whom I address today -- for it is you who simply don't get her at all. She lives a life from her heart -- and by the looks of things, a heart very secure indeed with her love towards her family, her God, and her country.  For those of you who have no connection to a higher Power or operate a life from it, Sarah will always be a mystery; she will never be worthy, will never be enough, and will never stand for what you are -- because she is so much more than that.

I believe she will always be doing exactly what she wants to do -- whether front and center, second fiddle or behind the scenes -- and there isn't anything or anyone or any political machine with the strength and will to stop her -- because she is so much more than that.

That's why she keeps smiling, and we keep watching -- we want that.

Make it a Good Day, G

i was only kidding when i said "it's really kinda cool like that"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dear America,

Happy Thursday.

I'm thinking this morning how easy it is for things to be taken out of context; sometimes deliberately to break a person's strength; sometimes over time, slowly eroding the original conviction or message; sometimes simply to make a dramatic point, as in divide and conquer.

I would never make a good feminist.

Go ahead quote me, use me for taking pot shots, and have your way with that, whatever you please.

I looked up the lambasted thesis by Bob McDonnell from May of 1989, written for the College of Law and Government, The Republican Party's Vision for the Family: The Compelling Issue for the DecadeMy only wish now is that he could pull a Jerry McGuire and place a copy of it in every body's in-box in Washington.

I have only taken a fair amount of time this morning skimming it's pages, and I'm not exactly sure what drew me to finding it in the first place, but I find myself awestruck by it's content, it's projections, and it's ability to be a thing of prophetic beauty.

Having been written in 1989, in the very first month after I got married, it intrigues me on a personal level.  The eighties was a decade marked with society taking all kinds of liberties, marked with change in attitudes from our dating practices, to how we made our wealth first and foremost, to immediate gratification and yuppie-dom, to how we delayed the call to marriage -- raising a family and the responsibility thereof was just not part of the plan -- that is until we were ready  -- it was our prerogative.

What fascinates me in this moment is how the media latched onto this one thing about his thesis -- this one thing that from all appearances was centerfold to the thesis itself -- the sentiment and belief that all of society's woes today ('89) was entirely due to women working outside the home.  McDonnell, his argument, and his so-called backwards prognosis was blasted by the left, feminists, the democratic party all in a united effort to obliterate any chance of him succeeding in the race for the Virginia Governorship. 

I wonder, in the spirit of current Health Care legislation, did anyone actually read it?

Interesting enough that the tactics of the left to vilify Bob -- turning him into the poster boy against every women's lib right known to man -- didn't work;  but more important, how can something so ahead of it's time not be considered spot on and welcomed into the conversation to this day?

In his introduction, McDonnell quotes a sociologist from the University of North Carolina, Professor Peter Uhlenberg, "increasingly, Americans are pursuing a selfish individualism which is inconsistent with strong families and strong communities."

My conclusion is that those who criticized his work based upon this one element -- the working and fully liberated woman -- have no idea what they are talking about, and miss the point he was making entirely.

The piece is masterful setting up the real argument -- that being the deterioration of traditional family and the reasonable responsibility of government to defend and uphold the traditional family, and it's affects on society if we fail.  Quickly turning to support from The White House Working Group on the Family, dating back to 1986, he states this observation from the council:

"Everywhere the equation holds true:  Where there are strong families, the freedom of the individual expands and the reach of the state contracts.  Where family life weakens and fails, government advances, intrudes and ultimately compels."
While McDonnell adds this finding from the group as well,
"historical reality that every totalitarian movement of the twentieth century has tried to destroy the family.  The modern American experience can be seen as an ideological battle between the forces of democratic capitalism and socialism, with the latter's attempt to 'substitute the power of the state for the rights, responsibilities, and authority of the family.' "
No kidding.

Adding this, he states the condition
"goes beyond basic arguments of conservatism versus progressivism...Whereas faith and family had provided the roots of culture in the past, the rise of modernity and liberalism have given America a legacy of relativistic hollowness, homelessness, selfish heartlessness, and the death of God and heroes."
As an example of only one factor -- besides the pervading issue of women working outside the home sabotaging McDonnell's well collaborated thesis -- he looks upon the Department of education for support, noting that despite increases from "5.2 billion to 25.3 billion from 1966 through 1981, scores on the benchmark Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) dropped about 6% in math and 10% in verbal during the period."   Today, are D.O.E. budget is slated to spend 46.7 billion -- while just looking at dropout rates of 20 - 30%, and some neighborhoods as high as 50%, throwing more money at something isn't always the best answer.

Another factor is just pure uncensored tax growth.  At the time this thesis was prepared, McDonnell sited findings that the average "two-parent family with four children saw its federal income tax liability increase 224% while the social security tax increased 600%, to 7.15% of gross income" and subsequently obligating many families to consider having both parents work outside the home.

The thing is, as a girl lucky enough to have been raised with a mom home after school, I know from first hand experience how important both parents are to the growth and welfare and stability of a family. When it came time to raise a daughter of my own, I was lucky enough again -- as running an upstart family business allowed for me to stay home when she was a baby until the age of three.

Then as luck should have it, a failed marriage and loss of business preempted the best laid plans.

I became one of those moms who had to work outside the home; leaving my daughter's after school care not to an aunt, or a grandmother, or neighbor, or friend, but to a system -- the institutions in place to care for our children when obligations to earn a living give you no other choice.  I dragged my feet to the call of duty because I had to.  I didn't want to, I had to. 

You see, I really would never make a good feminist...there it is.. the big ugly truth.

I just wanted to give my girl the same opportunity I had -- to have her mama home baking cookies, helping with homework, taking her to lessons, leisurely making dinner...giving both of us the foundation to build a solid relationship,  protecting her from unnecessary worries or fears or insecurities or doubts. It's what we are suppose to do as parents; to be sure, once we have children it's not about us anymore.

Oh and before you all jump all over me and tell me to grow up and stop complaining, I am not whining -- even if it sounds like it.  I am just proclaiming my priorities for myself and my family. And to be even more clear, I have loved working outside the home too -- having the identity and independence away from just being a mom, making money, and having the liberty to come home at the end of the day with take-out or cooking dinner with my girl on the counter talking about our day... 

The point is, it's always a condition of a trade-off, isn't it?

For the last forty years, America has been in this massive experiment with making trade-offs -- some have profited wildly, while other things have rapidly gone into decay.  For some people pulling off meeting the requirements of the Jones' looks easy; while others get plastered over the newspapers and tabloids showing every dysfunctional nook and cranny; while still many perpetuate generations of issues that cry out to the community for help.

But it most certainly doesn't just come down to the one thing that we did wrong like women working outside the home; even McDonnell with all his good intentions and expertise and foresight understands this -- you would know that too if you would only take the time to read what he actually said.

Perhaps we might even recognize that money doesn't always replace just good old fashioned attention to detail.

Details like simply respecting our parents and authority, going to school and graduating, going to church and having moral courage, getting a job and doing our best, saving our money and living within our means, getting married and being committed, and raising our own children well -- raising them to be the conscientious, responsible, engaging and productive part of the community in which we live so that we have half a chance of continuing the greatest society the world has ever known.

No amount of money will really fix the issues we have going on right now.  The only thing that has this kind of earth shattering power starts with a single detail -- a good family.

No matter how it looks, no matter how much money we make, no matter where we live -- a family should be the one and only thing that we do well and with our utmost attention and highest priority.  Whether it be a family of one or Jon and Kate plus eight minus one.  Whatever it is, we must do it right with due diligence to be our very best, and produce the very best, right from the start.

"Strong families are the foundation of society.  Through them we pass on  our traditions, rituals, and values.  From them we receive the love, encouragement, and education needed to meet human challenges.  Family life provides opportunities and time for the spiritual growth that fosters generosity of spirit and responsible citizenship.

Family experience shape our response to the larger community in which we live.  The best American traditions echo family values that call on us to nurture and guide the young, to help enrich the lives of the handicapped, to assist less fortunate neighbors, and to cherish the elderly.  Let us summon our individual and community resources to promote healthy families capable of carrying on those traditions and providing strength to our society."
Ronald Reagan
Proclamation of Family Week, November 15, 1984  
(Introduction of McDonnell's Thesis)

Having failed miserably in all areas of my life at one time or another -- most assuredly pointing to marriage and finances -- the one thing I must do well is about to come home from school and is counting on it.

The ability to be here to watch her come through the door, priceless.

The trade-off is worth every minute of it; while even the staunch feminist must recognize and appreciate that there are consequences and benefits to every choice we make.  Working outside the home is not evil, but perhaps more existential; it's merely a product of society --  an innovation that which we might learn from and perhaps even be so bold to build a republican platform on -- so that the American family and it's culture lives on to see another day.

Don't hate...that's really all that Bob was trying to say, and as a matter of fact, says it all.

Make it a Good Day, G

And lucky for Virginia, Bob's in charge.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dear America,

Okey dokey. 
Time to turn it up this morning (talking about the music on Dear America)

Oh how I love arguing with idiots intellectuals in the morning...

Anyone who has been following G for the last several months must know I try not to take either myself or the topic too seriously, even though the situation is rather serious -- red flags seem to be flying all over the place.  But yes, some may say my views lack an intellectual mainframe, others may say I'm way too cliche while throwing out rhetoric with paint balls and cheap shots, and still others would just tell me, enough already -- go out and get a real job.


The beauty of having your own platform, your own blah-goshere to babble about with, is the mere reality that we can say and believe absolutely anything we want to with the ability to post and paste at any hour of the day.  To say that little ole G creates and peddles any amount of "hysteria" not only makes me belly laugh, it most certainly makes me look about and go, where?  am I missing something?   Now that's funny.

It's not like I pretend to be something I'm not, my disclaimers are written between the lines everyday; I have never claimed to be a political science major or Rhodes Scholar or anything of the kind -- come on, really? 

Take it from the top and recognize that I make silly references to it time and time again, I'm just a girl with an opinion -- so shoot me. 

Speaking of which, even a successful, smart, charismatic girl from Alaska -- who has governed an entire state no less, can't catch a break.  With nearly 70% of republicans loving her, and independents running 50-50, she is blasted in the liberal mainstream media and looked upon as oooh, how did that conservative columnist put it, that David Brooks....right, he called her "a joke."  Of course the media takes pleasure highlighting Brooks blasting Palin -- what's not to love about that.

But ex-squeeze me?  (yes, G is choosing to quote Wayne's World... oooh..tells you just how intellectual I wanna be today)  But in keeping it real, conservatives didn't get excited about their guy until such time we had a hot ticket on the campaign trail along with him -- that's why McCain got all bent out of shape and ended up using her as a scapegoat upon moving on;  while the left instantly had their blood boil -- as everybody, and I mean everybody who witnessed Sarah that first night, was either starstruck or painfully petrified by her life force.  But movingon.org, back to Brooks:

Hey, what does your dad do?  He writes about the lives of other people in politics, the world, the economy, the times.

I do believe, Mr. Brooks, running the State of Alaska's billions of barrels of oil and the budget to boot has got you beat.

It is Mr. Brooks, in that moment, causing the chuckle. To have as occupation the title political pundit (which has to be the highest form of oxymoron I've ever come across) compared to that of Governor and think you're all that, let's get real. And for me, I continuously yarn my own tales of the American day to day -- making every attempt to amuse myself and keep me from falling to pieces while I watch the politics at play destroy the very fabric of our lives.  But now Sarah -- she ain't no joke -- and more like the yolks on you, Mr. Babbling Brooks.  just sayin'

But the fun we have in writing about it, no?  Oh to make a living living vicariously through the lives of others...  While Brooks continues to gain fame and popularity through dissing a conservative comrade (sounding all too eerily familiar to G this morning) -- his comments are merely placed on a media pedestal for fifteen minutes while Sarah marches on with a smile.

Which reminds me of another question, what does your mom do?  Oh my gosh, my mom's Katie, like ya know, like everyone knows my mom  -- giggle giggle -- and just loves that bouncy bubbly way she puts politicians in their place, like you know, like haven't you seen her? 

Hours of tape and the American people come away with 'do you read?' 
Yes, that Katie really taught Sarah a thing or two, yessiree.

Of course, lest we overlook where Sarah's background of communications and journalism got her?
Enough said, dont'cha know.

No, I don't qualify to run a State; it's not in my background and not something I have any interest in doing -- I mean, half the time I question just the state of mind I'm in let alone be able to manage the lives of others outside of my little family; and certainly, with any deeper consideration I would  have to cross state lines entirely, as California is quickly falling into the ocean of waste, corruption and stupid leadership along with the rest of our beautiful country. 

I do know, however, I've become pretty adept at saying the word "no"; something too many politicians have a hard time doing as late -- and with that believe in every stretch of my own imagination  that I could quite possibly do a darn good job going "line by line", as Obama promised he would, making cuts.

No, I don't speak for all conservatives or republicans or anyone other than myself -- but to say this one girl can't speak up, shouldn't project her warped sense of humor about life as an American conservative living in an age where it tests every principle we stand on?  Puullleeze. Spare me.

Blogs are exactly what our founding father's had in mind -- along with high speed Internet, for they invented it you know. Our voices are heard round the world with all of us united for one thing and one thing only -- the freedom of speech.  So let's all come together and be thankful for that, shall we?

While the Patriot Post gives us this little number to ponder:

"Belly Laugh of the Week: "I'm a big supporter of non-censorship [because] it forces me to hear opinions that I don't want to hear. I think that the more freely information flows, the stronger society becomes, [and] they can begin to think for themselves." --Barack Obama in China, though he's the one with a Cyperspace czar, the one who supports the "Fairness" Doctrine, and the one who was/is at war with Fox News because they disagree with him"

Mmm Mmm Mmm.  Barack Hussein Obama.  Mmm Mmm Good.

And how about that kid who elected not to say the Pledge of Allegiance?  He just couldn't say it; he got to the last line and just couldn't do it -- not when everyone in America doesn't experience the same sweet "liberty and justice for all".  Certainly, this child's argument has merit and he has every right as an American to say as he so pleases; he can say it or not. We should all be so grateful to have the liberty to do as we please without infringing on the rights of others to be able to do the same.  And that's just where it gets muddy.

Just as he has a every right, so goes the child who has the right to stand up and put his hand over his heart and pledge allegiance to the flag...as a matter of fact, that child has a right to pray in school, if that was the inclination, or have a Christmas party in the classroom, or wear a cross, or post fliers promoting the nativity scene across the street -- all of which come under fire by the ACLU and atheists across America everyday. 

Our rights and liberties cannot just be transferred to another -- one does not trump the other.  If you respect one, you respect them all.  End of story.  And while we're going there, we are just going to have to learn how to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Ramadan and Hanukkah merrily merrily down the stream or we will drown in our own ignorance.

And that's just how ludicrous it's getting here in America.  We side on political correctness.  We side on doing without or cancelling what we've always done in the past -- even though it was tradition -- sorry, we just can't do it anymore 'the Hasan's' sent a letter and plan on coming to the next school board meeting to protest.  We allow one person's "I don't want to" or "I don't agree with that" to dictate a complete change in policy and tradition, paving the way for massive society do-overs -- which, with every bone in my body and ounce of feeling full of myself, I say is completely and utterly wrong.

Yes, let's...
let's get back to me.

After months of growing my own here on G, finding comfort in the strength of letting it all hang out in an highly irreverent fashion at times, I feel pretty darn good.  Sure, it is kinda weird waking up in the morning along side people whom I don't even know telling me "you are making us look bad with your hysteria and ego-centrism."

I guess responding with 'was it good for you' would be silly of me. 
But worse case scenario, are you my brother?  You sound so much like him.

G is just G, people.  The egocentrics and hysteria which you perceive little me to create is, in a word, hysterical.  I believe you have G confused with a P (Pelosi) or a B (Barack) or another G -- which would be the entire state of our governmental affairs.  Thanks be to G they are here to save us, right (which big G was that)?

You know, my major was Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Child Development - true story. Seems fitting doesn't it?  Think about it (but not too hard, as you -- my little unknown soldier -- might hurt yourself).

Make it a Good Day, G

no, even better,
Have a Nice Day, G

might as well get one last cliche in before noon  xx and leave you with a song

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dear America,

"He who passively accepts evil is as much
involved in it as he who helps perpetuate it. 
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it."
Dr. Martin Luther King

I was born at 8:07 in the morning, on a Sunday.  Anytime I see an 8:07 on the clock it is like a big fat reminder of the moment I entered this world.  A mind blowing exercise in one's purpose in life may very well be found through the simple task of hindsight...crowning with the question, just what would it look like if I was never born?

Between the family you entered and the lives you touched and the children you made yourself and the people they've touched, it can be a daunting game of what if.

I grew up recognizing and relating to things knowing that there is a purpose under heaven for everything; there is a reason and a master plan for it all.  Not in the sense we lose our free will, or that we have an all powerful Oz above us accounting for our every move -- but a master plan that allows for all of us to be at choice with respect to everything we do.

And the longer I live, the more I believe good outweighs evil; even if it looks dark, dismal or without repair, the goodness welled up inside each and every one of us is enough and in abundant supply, even if dormant, it grows to sustain us until such time the light can shine through once again.  

As humans we are built for the good times and bad; we are strong enough to weather the harm done by others or done through our own ignorance and poor choices; while we are inherently joyful and loving and kind for all the hours and days in between.

If it were a more perfect world how unimaginably boring it would be.

As people, we are born into a master plan at a time and for reasons unknown; and as thinking creatures born of good conscience right from the start, we are bestowed a gift that sets us a part from the animals, and with that, carry great responsibility to each other to be of good nature as well.

I find it amusing with the left of when they decide what circumstances to respect life are valid and when they are not. 

Take for example dolphins.  We can value the life of dolphins over the life of a tuna, as I would expect because we eat those.  Green Peace has operations all over the world to police the seas and ensure the sanctity of life of dolphins, whales or any other species worthy of protection.  The bottle-nose dolphin, by the way, is not an endangered species; but it is good to know which tuna is "dolphin safe" and labeled such on the side of the can.  I like that touch.

Over this past summer, it was liberals who insisted on protecting the lowly smelt and the feeding of salmon over the farmlands of northern California, withholding irrigation to the fields and directly harming food supply for not only California but for the world -- let alone recklessly damaging the number of jobs available to farm workers -- the irony.

Come to think of it, it is usually a liberal who will speak on behave of the human rights of a murderer and child rapists in forbidding the use of the death penalty, causing Americans to carry any and all liability to incarcerate the worst criminals of our kind for decades, to the point where our prisons are insolvent and overwhelmed with issues.

But the life of a child.  Fugetaboutit.

It comes down to the woman's right to choose, that's it, no more discussion, end of story, the debate is over.

Where is the man's right to choose?  Doesn't he naturally carry 50% of the partnership; wouldn't the action of a woman who chooses to abort a child in which the man wanted be considered an act of contempt in the court of law?

And, taking it a step further, you liberals expect people who do not agree with the outcome of your free choice to pay for it under federal funding?  

How about this, Congress, we keep the provision that allows women to abort as long as the federal funds come out of a slush fund managed by the liberal feminists, how's that?

Yeah Yeah that's the ticket...the feminists, the one's who are college educated and have careers holding director positions at NARAL, the intellectuals making bank as ivy league professors, the lefty's who landed a cushy job within the current administration, the civil rights attorney's and shake your money-maker investment bankers, and any and all of whom profess this ranking ideology for a women's right to choose -- they can pay for it and then shut up. 

I'm sure they can handle the costs, as remember, only 3% of the total planned parenthood budget goes to abortions; remembering also, the majority who choose the gift of choice are women over the age of twenty five.  These are their people --  how could they not support their own?

Then the rest of us can go about redirecting our attention to making smarter choices and teaching our young girls not to grow up to be stupid. (1.2 million abortions vs. 15.3 million new STD cases each year...you do the math).

I was forwarded an article from my father on the language used by the left which I believe relates to this discussion;  it is an article entitled, The Passivist Left, written by Dr. Joel Wade.

"This passive voice allows them to disassociate themselves from the human willfulness of the people who made these attacks happen...it allows them to step back , and view purposeful actions from a more abstract and theoretical position.  By putting purposeful human actions into the passive voice, people on the left avoid having to face the reality -- and the horror -- of human evil."

Dr. Wade was speaking in reference to the Fort Hood massacre -- out of which the left described as a "tragic event" or "the act was incomprehensible" -- instead of the willful, premeditated action by Major Nidal Malik Hasan with hate in his heart and evil in his soul with the sole purpose to not harm, but actually KILL as many people as he could.

But there the left continually sits, the action nor the human is ever under fire, as there must be a reason that allows for such horrifying "events" to occur.  The left removes us from the blood and guts of a situation and hasten to make up excuses, as there must be some other reason, some account for this tragedy to occur other than the responsibility and action of one human being choosing to kill another.  How can they be at choice, how can they be of free will and spirit to enlist such ill will upon others simply out of just wanting them dead and choosing to pull the trigger and do it?  That conscious decision does not fit into the mold of human behavior, and never will according to a liberal.

So it is merely a matter of choice.   Is it now?
As women in the 21st century painfully bring to light, we've evolved so far as to be able to extinguish a real life in our womb without any more pressure than what we choose to have for dinner -- tuna casserole or free range chicken?  We aren't killing a baby, we are simply advocating our right to choose.

How passive and whimpy is that? 

Wake up women of choice, you are choosing to KILL a BABY.

If you are going to do it, be a big girl and tell it like it is.

Make it a Good Day, G

Interesting enough with the technology available today, women can see their baby even earlier.
More interesting, with that reality staring at them in the face, many women now change their mind.

It's a beautiful life.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dear America,

first things first.  a picture's worth a thousand words. Did you click?

How about those Colts?  I know, I know. You'd think a Patriot like myself would be all over New England and pretty boy Brady -- not a chance.  They got nothin' on the Colts and sweet niblets Peyton.  Absolutely nothing.  But even if you don't follow either one, you had to love the game.  O     M     G

That last two minutes was probably the best two minutes I've ever had, in football.

But you know how G feels about the Day After, what a let down; good thing I managed to muscle up enough adrenalin in my system to keep me juiced for awhile -- as that was the most breathtaking and remarkable and earth shattering two minutes of football I've seen in a long, long time.

But enough about me.

Can you get over that President of ours?  I believe his camealeon tendencies are going to his head.  This past weekend, he considered himself the "first Pacific President". 

"As America's first Pacific President, I promise you that this Pacific nation will strengthen and sustain our leadership in this vitally important part of the world."
Say what?  Look, bud, I know you want everyone to be your friend, but you are the sitting President of the United States of America, that is the only title you need baby.  But  in case you have forgotten, you ran on a campaign bringing all  Americans together as one -- even going so far as pontificating about how YOU had the greatest potential to be the ONE who could meld both sides of the aisle.  YOU were all about the O, the coming together as ONE; and certainly not a nation divided.

To that end Mr. Obi-ONE Kenobi, we are Americans.  Perhaps a new concept for the island boy to fully appreciate, but as Americans, special delineations need not apply -- matter of fact, they are rather frowned upon -- as that seems to cause friction and further separation issues (you would think you would know a thing or two about that).  But no matter, you, being the one to have been raised on an island, may well be having a hard time recognizing the red-blooded American concept that trumps all other miscellaneous backgrounds and family ancestry.

Even my own little monkey stopped to ask me, "if President Obama was born just a couple years earlier, would he still be allowed to run for office?"  And I laughed...for out of the mouths of babes.

But seriously, who can answer that?

Check out the birthdays of both and tell me the spot on observation of my young blood doesn't show merit?  Did I do good or what?  Oooh score, and notice how all of a sudden I made it all about me-- again.  Just tie me up and call me Kris Kardasian.

Let's see Hawaii, born August 21, 1959.  Obama, born August 4, 1961.  O     M     G

Of course, the sentiment was sweet when he said it.  Why wouldn't you want to find a common ground and establish an affinity before the meeting of the minds -- finding something elementary to connect from one islander to another.   I just never really pictured America being an island. 

Oh, but more power to him, right, he is the President -- whatever works.  However, it is getting somewhat comical watching this same senario play itself out time and time again all over the world...I can't wait to see what he does for an audience of blond haired, blue eyed sorority sisters in Iceland; certainly can't play up the McDonalds connection, that's out.

He did miss an opportunity presenting himself in Berlin at about the time he was introducing himself the Prince of the Pacific.  Oh he sent Hillary -- but then -- surprise, surprise, he upstaged her with a live stream-in wide screen video.  Touche.  

Even in that moment, it wasn't about ich bin ein Berliner at all, it was more like this.

Oh, right.  Wrong one.  That was the one where he questioned America's perfection and greatness speech, summer of 2008.  How careless of me.

How about we try this one...
“Few would have foreseen … that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it,” Obama said.
Yes, that's the One.  Very nice.

Whether he goes or not, there he is.

Moving on, I totally got punked by a book this weekend; I am embarrassed to tell you about it, really.  It all happened so fast.  There I was, looking in the cultural warriors section and I was immediately drawn to quite a few familiar titles...Arguing with Idiots, the Culture of Corruption, What Americans Really, Really Want, Really...all of which are on my list.  Then a couple practically jumped into my arms, Ron Paul's The Revolution, A Manifesto and Naomi Wolf's The End of America, Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot.

They were both paper back and I had a gift card to cover  -- so I committed.  Within seconds I snached those babies up and took them home with me -- so great the anticipation my mouth was watering. 

Besides the Day After Peyton having his way with Brady-bites, this also happens to be the Day After one of dem dare books.  O   M   G

I'm telling you if I didn't already feel so stupid.  I had to google her just to find out more, as apparently I had no idea who she was or what she stood for -- how lame is that.  By title alone, this patriot was totally humbled in ignorance.

For low and behold G used $13.95 of her fine Barnes & Noble giftcard on a piece of crap.  If only I would have known better, as what else is a girl to expect from a woman reknowned for her liberal feminist views.   Having first been recognized as the author of something called The Beauty Myth, she penned a liberal twist of sorts with the ghost of a patriotic past, questioning America's foothold on keeping our basic civil liberties intact.

It was like an extreme make-over, captivated by herself in the mirror playing with lipstick upon every page; when all is said and done, I believe it more resembled an eight year catharsis liberating Naomi of every uncomfortable and godforsaken moment of the Bush administration  instead -- calling our attention to a whole new meaning of Women Who Run with the Wolves. 

I just didn't see it coming. The basic premise was this:
  • Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
  • Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
  • Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
  • Set up an internal surveillance system.
  • Harass citizens' groups.
  • Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
  • Target key individuals.
  • Control the press.
  • Treat all political dissidents as traitors.
  • Suspend the rule of law.

The book chronicles how everything that Bush did to keep America safe after 9/11 was patterned somewhat, and sometimes exactly, after the fascists of dictators past.  The whole thing.  The list you see above is each of her top ten reasons why Bush should be hung out to dry.  Of course I am one to admit Bush didn't do everything right and many things wrong; but upon the wake of Fort Hood and mandatory government health care, I would love to know what dear sweet Naomi is thinking right about now.  If she questioned the antics of the W -- based entirely upon her own argument, the first nine months of the O have got to be grounds for treason, if not total regret.  Talk about "unchecked power..." 

Having been published in 2007, it would have behooved me to read the fine print; but initially, I got so excited, common sense just didn't have a chance.

Kind of like the day after not wearing condem. Oh no she di dint.

You had to know G would be getting back to the conversation.  And we will -- tomorrow.

Until then, I've got a chance to get it right on the next read with Ron Paul.  Bring it.

 Make it a Good Day, G

Upon the light of a new day, there is one thing Naomi totally nails:
"The founders asked us to err on the side of vigilence when it came to liberty."
Oh, to love a feminist in the morning.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dear America,

Happy Sunday.

I was up rather early for a Sunday; I walked the dog out in the cold air breathing in a chill while feeling alive and blessed with a new day.  You're familiar with those days, no -- when you just have to let go of everything that is troubling you and you just let go and let God?

This is one of those. 

Even while making the coffee, I felt this sense of relief and thanksgiving; for I am a child of God.

With that, I sat with my thoughts from Friday and I took stock of where we are as a country.  I sat with all of it in my little head, just peacefully taking it all in...and then I turned on the T.V.  Ahh the serendipity of when the student is ready the teacher appears...this morning's ministers of faith slipped me this tall drink of water that quenched my spirits and filled me back up.

We will continue with the topic of abortion, I promise you.  But G is struck on this day with something even more powerful and life changing, while in my heart, I know I am not alone with the thought -- I know you share it with me.

As a country of faith, we are doing an excellent job giving our attention to that which does not sustain us;  matter of fact, our victim mentality, our life in defeat in conjunction with apologies for our wrong doings, our constant beating ourselves up for misgivings of our past, is so not who we are -- yet this is what we listen to and give our power over to as easily as a new day comes along.

In a wayward manner, we are allowing a government to lead us to the desert, ignoring our true faith and it's pathway to the well.  This is not who we are.

Martin Luther King gives us this:
"If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values -- that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control."
Our country was built on faith.  It was created from the bounty of everlasting life, inherent by our birth right as a child of God, to create a nation of a free people, with liberty and justice for all, with an ever increasing trust of our individual right to the pursuit of happiness and create our world.  It is based solely and completely upon our belief in a God -- not a little God, not an insignificant God subject to our whims, not a God of lack and limitation but a God Almighty and Everlasting.

We modeled our very framework of government based around and through and above all that exists from a position of  faith and righteousness and forgiveness and love. And look at us now, so lost.

As an individual, we make a crooked way straight only by our faith.  As an individual, we lift ourselves up not by dwelling on the past-- the regrets, the poor choices -- but only from looking forward with expectation of better days ahead.  If we were to sit with our sorrows, our mistakes, our guilt, and our missed opportunities of life -- we would never get ahead, never make progress -- for we would be plum stuck in the muck.

And as with a people, so goes a nation.

We can only grow and prosper when we live with the Spirit of God back of all living things, seen and unseen.  If we live and operate a nation in condemnation and regret and lack, we will only create a nation of condemnation, regret and lack.  Bada Bing Badda Boom. That's it.  No more, and all less. And above all else, this is not who we are.

If God is a God of love, which I truly believe It is, then there can be nothing else but.

Instead of a government revelling in a nation's self reliance, faith and convictions, what we have now is a government taking advantage of the lack thereof.   The federal government, which originally was limited in scope and power, has usurped all boundaries and regulation under our founding Constitution, while creating a world from fear, rather than faith.

Reacting in fear is a whole lot different than responding in faith.

It is from this position of fear and lack we set aside our common sense principles -- liberally compromising banking regulation for the benefit of housing entitlement programs. By escalating the growth of an artificial housing market through the sale of sub prime mortgages to people who in actuality could not qualify, and in turn spinning these loans off on wall street like a bag of weed, and in essence denying our actions when confronted by an officer, banks tumbled in the largest buzz kill ever imaginable. Combine bad loans with poor business practices, giving credit where credit isn't due -- and somehow expecting to profit from getting caught up in a dirty business to begin with -- what do you think would happen? 

Mixing greed with entitlements is never a good idea. We slipped.

It was then when the security of our money became a matter of question....banking, stocks, 401K's...all of it came under fire and further scrutiny, and all of them were suddenly a new dimension in fear based politics.  We had to bail them out; we had no choice; we would bankrupt the market and turn our country upside down.  So we bailed...and we slipped, again.

As growing unemployment and lack of available credit stymied our free marketplace, the drumbeat sounded again, and from fear our government convinced us that we cannot do it alone; the fed stepped in to "save and create jobs " they said...  The trust wasn't placed in the hands and minds of Americans to do what we do best, but the trust was placed in more bureaucracy to do it for us.  In actuality, a far cry from the "In God we Trust" placed on the most basic symbol of American liberty -- our money.  And we slipped, again.

And now faced with fears created from the political machine of Washington, even our health care is subject to a government take-over.   How can that be?  A system which safely and responsibly provides for 85% of the health care in America today is under fire through a conversation elevating what it doesn't do from a position of fear and lack -- while sabotaging any real chance of true reform-- the new legislation is hellbent on increasing the bureaucracy of a government who can't afford what it's already got.  And we find ourselves slipping...again.

Faith cannot operate and breathe freely in an atmosphere of fear.  In the exact opposite of experiencing true liberty, fear holds us back and keeps us from taking our rightful place in living a life of abundance and prosperity. 

But as a nation this is what we keep doing...we keep slipping.

Martin Luther King gives this:
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."
We keep slipping further and further away of living a life from integrity, faith, individual resolve and self-reliance the more we give way to a controlling, fear-mongering government. As they snuff our spirit right out from under us, we lose our sense of who we really are, forgetting who's really in control.

We have the control to dictate who we follow and why.  We can chose to see love or hate, good or evil in any moment of the day.  We can give our power to poor thoughts or attitudes of abundance -- we can fear nothing good will ever come or see a future of prosperity and goodness and might.  It is our choice.  It is within our power of what we give our attention to every day.

In Luke 13: 10-17 -- there is a story of the crippled woman healed on the Sabbath.  For eighteen years, she was "crippled by a spirit" and was bent over and could not straighten herself up.  Jesus, saw her and said "woman, you are set free from your infirmity."  Of course, as the story goes, the Synagogue ruler was indignant about Jesus working on a Sunday, and Jesus responded with :
"You hypocrites!  Doesn't each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?  Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?"
Its not the working on a Sunday I want to focus on here, but the message reminding us of what holds us back -- wrong thinking holds us back -- Satan, evil, fear is what keeps us from progressing.  God has nothing to do with it.  God stands for health, wholeness, prosperity -- happy thoughts and words of faith.  It is by this way of faith we are most successful in life. We find a path of happiness to live out our days, breathing in the cold morning air to enliven our body, breathing in the Spirit of God to sustain us and keep us right on going on the right path and taking our rightful steps forward, not backwards.

In the spirit of progress, I wish conservatives could do a sweet take-over of the progressive movement and make our way in faith as the true believers that we are. America, by way of our founding fathers and by design, is all about progress and prosperity. And it is our nation's everlasting faith that guides us in the every day and stands firm as a beacon to the world --  wallowing in lack, condemnation and fear is just not part of the plan and gets us nowhere, alone, in the dark.

It's like this.  Here's a visual for you...the angel on the shoulder or the devil.  Who are we going to listen to?  Will we just bend over and give our attention to Satan, or any other fear based, disabling, immobilizing thought and live out our choices in the desert? Or will we let the sweet angel take the lead, nudging us ever so gently the way to the water -- the well --  and to the light?

The choice is ours -- and ours alone.  The Government has nothing to do with it. 

On this Sunday which I find my happiness, all of a sudden I am really thirsty.

Let Go and let God and go for a walk and
Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dear America,

"oh Michael.  It was an abortion. It was an abortion, Michael, just like our marriage is an abortion something's that unholy and evil.... I didn't want your son Michael, I wouldn't bring another one of your sons into this world.  It was an abortion, Michael.   It was a son.  And I had him killed because I knew this must all end..."
Classic scene. Lucky for youz, youz ah, can replay it all day long with a click on Dear America.

While anyone who's been following me will know, G spent nearly a month of Sunday's discussing the health care legislation, between the yahoo's of Congress, the town hall meetings, the issues at hand, it was a plethora of organic blog material in the month of August, let me tell you.  The one thing we never did, however, was discuss the one topic that currently has D.C. all lit up and slapping people around a bit -- the women's right to choose and federal funding.

You must know on the onset, G has a lot to say about this; perhaps it will morph into a couple of days, I'm not quite sure.  But needless to say, we gotta have the talk.  So sit down, maybe get yourself a drink and relax; and I will try not to embarrass you. Both of us may find ourselves squirming from time to time, but it's gotta get done.

First and foremost, I'm gonna just lay it all out right here and now.  Women can be so stupid; and I'm just speaking to my peers for right now: over twenty five, white women are stupid, as these are my people:
  • 60% of all abortions are white women
  • 48% of all abortions are over the age of 25
  • while 10% of all abortions are divorced women. 
  • 64% of the nearly 42 Million sexually active women use contraception...
  • which means...36% DO NOT, or are fertility challenged
  • 37% Protestant, 31% Catholic, 18% 'born again', 1.3% Jewish, 23% 'none'
While we're at it:
  • 38% of all abortion recipients make $30,000- 59,000/year
  • 13% make over $60,000/year. 
  • And as it stands today, only 14% of all abortions are paid with public funds, usually provided for at the state level.
  • 20% teenagers, 1.2% under the age of 15
  • 52 % before 9th week, 37% between weeks 9-12
  • 68,000,000 individuals have an STD, with 3,000,000 teenagers acquire an STD/year

  • There are roughly 1,200,000 abortions performed each year.

So part of this argument is simply smart women, making stupid choices with their body, who have the money to pay for an abortion because it is their prerogative and right as a women to use abortion as birth control -- and will most likely go to church and pray about it when done, this according to the stats, as well.

Okay, before you get your panties in a wad, yes, people do make mistakes, there is human error. There are unexpected accidents from mother nature; I mean, 47% of all pregnancies are totally unplanned! There is that.  But let's keep moving.

The point I want to make is about these stupid women, besides the creation of a bouncing baby boy, the days we are living in today demand our attention to STOP and pay attention to the prospects of other dilemmas we may face along with our highly educated, pulling a decent income -- I am free, hear me roar -- choice to have unprotected sex.  We're not talking to the 20% of teenagers, now are we?  K, let's be honest.

We're talking to the women of N.O.W., the intellectual free choice American women who burned their bras 40 years ago and never looked back...maybe had a couple of kids by now...but no regrets...oooh maybe just one...that one night with that guy...what was his name...whatever.

But more than anything else, I can't believe smart women would choose to be a pawn in the discussion; you know you're being used, don't you?  Think about it.

The left uses you in their favor as liberal propaganda; while the right uses you to look the other way and make it all about the rights of the unborn child.  We're like these precious little whores -- or high class escorts if you will -- for either the Democrat or the Republican platform to take from us what they need and toss us aside when done. 

Come on, people, CHOICE?  Is that the best you got?

Smart women know our choice comes a lot sooner than pissing on a stick. 

But more disturbing is that this women's right to choose has defined the battlegrounds between sides; it automatically delineates that the left gives the power over to stupid behavior, while the right is determined to make it a question of godliness and respect to the unborn.  When both miss the most profound political message -- which one really cares about you; not the baby, not the choice, you.

Neither one has been brave enough to show that side.

We live in tough times.  Burning ours bras and birth control and free spirits revelling in the now does not prepare us for times like these.  Unprotected sex can kill us.

Its not even enough in today's world to be on birth control -- we have to be taught to wear a condom too. 

But the N.O.W., the liberal Democrats, even a few Republican women, and in the company of any other organization pontificating the right to choose as this holier than thou sacrament to women's legislation believe that this is where the argument must settle in, already nesting into the state of mind of our young girls, and clearly having themselves a field day with the smart women we see running around today.

Yup, that smart, white, college educated woman is my kind of role model -- we can choose abortion.   It's easy.  Harmless.  What else is a smart girl to do?  And we can teach our baby girls that they can have the power to choose, too!  It's so liberating to be a woman -- girls just wanna have fun, right. right?

Look, if we are going to be smart women today, choosing unprotected sex just isn't an option.

You know, many couples don't even have a choice.  About 6,000,000 couples a year have issues conceiving, while 2,000,000 infertile couples mortgage their lives away trying.  While today, a whole 'nother level jump into the field, as homosexual couples look to other countries to adopt a baby because America just doesn't have enough available -- nor is it easy to get through the bureaucracy -- while backlash to a different lifestyle also plays a part .  Perhaps, folks, we could take a look at marrying some of these issues together. just sayin'...

What surprised me when reviewing some of the stats is what I learned about Planned Parenthood. Roughly 10.9 million services are provided each year for contraception and other women's services.  While 82% use Planned Parenthood for contraception services, cancer screenings, STD testing, and miscellaneous other women's issues, only 3% of the overall services provided are specifically for abortion.  You would never know it by way of what we hear; by reputation alone you would have thought the 'hood guilty of coercing young women into abortions left and right. At first glance, hardly to be the case; but we will get into that another day.

As a women, I just don't get it really.  By today's standards, the liberals treat this ability to choose an abortion like its just a get out of jail free card or something, when in fact it may really point to a carelessness in behavior that could jeopardize our health in so many more immobilizing ways, to the point of even death.  How can that be responsible legislation?  And what about the other half?  Does he not have a choice, too?

Republicans are no better -- by simply making the mistake to glorify the unborn life and villainizing the doctors, cowering to the realities of the discussion about unprotected sex and the ungodly numbers of sexual abuse in this country altogether.  While both sides take turns slapping each other around, they miss a stellar opportunity  -- to be the actual party who has the strength and compassion to protect women with accountability and honesty, and begin raising generations of girls that are not only stronger but that more the wiser.

I'm telling you, you couple birth control with a condom and abortion rates will not only diminish substantially, but we will save women -- young and old -- from all kinds of woes and consequences from being simply irresponsible with our body.  That is the choice that must be taught.  That's it.

Anything else is merely masking deeper issues, and quite certainly more horrific outcomes, with rose colored glasses -- while spinning a kaleidoscope of psychedelic political rhetoric to each other's advantage -- flipping women over and from side to side in desperation for a cheap thrill and a vote.  And whenever we all come off whatever drugs we're smokin' or pills we're poppin' or political future worth saving, I pray we live to see the day --

when women slap ourselves in the face and wake up -- and realize just how stupid we've become.

Make it a Good Day, G

This is all I can do today, I'm worn out. 
Clearly, there is more to say; as complicated as it is, we will begin to look at ways to save both women and the conservatives in this argument of who really has the power to choose, and when we do, in the days to come.
Maybe we need some music to clear our head a bit...let's try this one on...and call it a day.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dear America,

If we could only get out of our own way.

The human condition is capable of enduring, enriching, enlivening, and embodiment of all things good or bad.  We come to the rescue of those in need.  We do without until life gets better.  We maintain a quiet disposition and go about life as it comes.  We either count on just ourselves or we latch on to family, friends, drugs or booze.  And when it all gets too much, we look up to some God -- any God or no God -- for strength and comfort when we just can't go a minute longer.

We are all the same. We love when we can and cry when we have to...

There is this remarkable story that is coming out of a suburb of Michigan, over a little boy named Noah.  The boy has terminal cancer, which, in and of itself, as a mother I cannot fathom -- but through a simple message delivered from the boy's CarePage, his mama wanted to create just a little Christmas for a son that by all accounts will not live to see. All she wanted was a few cards -- as Noah loves getting cards in the mail.

What Noah got -- just a few -- still counting at 30,000 cards and over a 1,000 packages over the course of the last couple of weeks.

Five year old Noah celebrated Christmas with his family last weekend.

America has stories like this one everyday.  America always comes through and does the right thing. Always.

It is through story, either coming out of a community like Noah's or from the lips of a grandparent, that we as a people find our true heart, our true compass in which we play out our lives.  Without stories that enrich us and fill us back up, stories like that of Fort Hood would swallow us up and spit us back out in pieces.

What I can't understand is the amount of patience we have going on around us while we watch Washington make-over our world and rob us of America's simple pleasures right before our eyes; as they go about it so haphazardly and recklessly, we don't want to see what happens in the end.

Oh Nancy, for you to rationalize the Health Care bill as something you want to give to the America people as ah, how do you say, like a gift, as if it's like getting the Statue of Liberty bestowed upon us from France,   "I'm confident — I'm hopeful that we will have a bill as a Christmas present to the American people."  pourquoi?

You know, Nancy, a gift, is usually something you freely give, without strings attached or compensation in return, did you know that? 

A gift is usually something that makes someone else happy. 

Throwing together a 1,992 pages, a fairy tale of a bill, that requires ALL Americans to pay for something they do not want or by law should not have to pay for as it is our God given right as an American to have that choice, does not constitute in any way, shape, or form a gift whatsoever -- besides the fact that we're broke and have no way to pay for it.

I can tell you, what has been a gift is watching you clowns in Washington discuss this matter for the last, ooh say, almost six months now.   Rewind to springtime under the cherry blossoms, this discussion was just getting started.  It heated up by June, with the President -- who did a fine job dictating away from view --and coming to the podium every so often demanding a deal be reached before summer vacation...  It had to get done.  This was the time.  Debate is over, time for progress to be made.  So that my Presidency can live on efficiently and flawlessly to infinity and beyond.

Then we all know what happened after that, talk about the sky is falling...August turned into Chicken Little meets the Foxy Loxy.  And since then, the busy bees of DC keep generating page after page of mumbo jumbo and fantasy spinning a tale of political rhetoric and fodder -- for the good of the people, of course.

Oh Father, for every good deed does not go unnoticed.

Did you know that the little gift from France took some doing -- turning what started out as a gift into something more like a really expensive gesture, while requiring even the aiding and abetting of some fine Americans to make it happen.

As the story goes, when France was nearly plum tired and out of money, having overburdened herself with a lion's share of kindliness and financial commitment, a man by the name of Joseph Pulitzer (yes, the) came aboard the cause here in America to drum up some more money to pay for sweet Liberty to finish and take her rightful place in the harbor. 

"....[he] opened up the editorial pages of his newspaper, "The World" to support the fund raising effort. Pulitzer used his newspaper to criticize both the rich who had failed to finance the pedestal construction and the middle class who were content to rely upon the wealthy to provide the funds. Pulitzer's campaign of harsh criticism was successful in motivating the people of America to donate. [get out of town...no way...and notice the poor totally left out]

Financing for the pedestal was completed in August 1885, and pedestal construction was finished in April of 1886. The Statue was completed in France in July, 1884 and arrived in New York Harbor in June of 1885 on board the French frigate "Isere" which transported the Statue of Liberty from France to the United States. In transit, the Statue was reduced to 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates. The Statue was re-assembled on her new pedestal in four months time. On October 28th 1886, the dedication of the Statue of Liberty took place in front of thousands of spectators. She was a centennial gift ten years late."

Even in the 1800's it happened; criticism of the have's from the have not's, beating them down to a pulp until they just pay for it already, as it is just too exhausting to fight it -- all upon the pages of a newspaper no less.  "The World" must have turned into "The NY Times." 

Oh, but look at her now; afterall, it was for such a worthy cause you know; I mean, look at her, really, just look at what she stands for and what she means to so many of us.  It was a gift commemorating America's Liberty and she takes my breath away...

No, G is not using mother liberty to go to bat for the team who robs Peter to pay Paul or for our federal government to pull a Robin Hood, au contraire. It is just a little color to our history, and a realization that everything is not always as it seems.

Everything about this Health Care Bill is wrong; we know it, we believe it, and there is no telling us otherwise.  We know there are ways to fix the system without dismantling the foundation; as we sit and listen in quiet disposition in our living rooms watching people like Pelosi continue to live in lala land and dismiss the ramblings of the little children under feet -- the annoying little bastards that we are. Les petits bustardes!  we are dumbfounded in the idiocy and abuse of power.

Can they really be so stupid?  If it weren't all played out right before my eyes I would have a hard time believing it to be true; but it is. We have ourselves a house full of loons and while at the moment we can't do anything about it, we will sit, waiting, for just the right time to pounce.  Some people are just in the way of progress, if they could only just get out of the way.

But oh the gift.
The gift that they bring to a plum tuckered out nation who lays awake at night wondering how they are going to pay for the car to be serviced -- and pay the phone bill -- and feed their babies before noon tomorrow, as we, the people, live with the real deadlines, day in and day out.  The audacity to call this Health Care bill a present is beyond words; but awakening America to the fraud and waste of a government under a nation's thumb, now that I can enjoy.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night -- have we got a present for you, Pelosi, Princess of Thieves -- and we can't wait to give it to you.
Make it a Jolly Good Day, G
If you feel like playing Santa a little early yourself, consider a little something to just a boy:
Noah Biorkman
c/o Scott Biorkman
3480 Petoskey Way
Milford, MI 48380

also, if you have some extra time today...take a few minutes to read this story from the Patriot Post...and subscribe to it in the future.  It's like getting a Christmas Present in your e-mailbox -- and it can come to you every day...all you have to do is ask for it... it comes to those who truly believe.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dear America,

Veterans Day 2009

"War, children is just a shot away, is just a shot away"

We are reminded this day as to just how close war can be by the actions of one jihad's act of terror.  As our dear President declared eloquently and stately before 10,000 mourners and military personnel yesterday:

 ...It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. But this much we do know - no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor. And for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice - in this world, and the next...

...We are a nation that guarantees the freedom to worship as one chooses. And instead of claiming God for our side, we remember Lincoln's words, and always pray to be on the side of God.

We are a nation that is dedicated to the proposition that all men and women are created equal. We live that truth within our military, and see it in the varied backgrounds of those we lay to rest today. We defend that truth at home and abroad, and we know that Americans will always be found on the side of liberty and equality. That is who we are as a people...

...Tomorrow is Veterans Day. It is a chance to pause, and to pay tribute - for students to learn of the struggles that preceded them; for families to honor the service of parents and grandparents; for citizens to reflect upon the sacrifices that have been made in pursuit of a more perfect union.

For history is filled with heroes. You may remember the stories of a grandfather who marched across Europe; an uncle who fought in Vietnam; a sister who served in the Gulf. But as we honor the many generations who have served, I think all of us - every single American - must acknowledge that this generation has more than proved itself the equal of those who have come before.

We need not look to the past for greatness, because it is before our very eyes.

This generation of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen have volunteered in a time of certain danger. They are part of the finest fighting force that the world has ever known. They have served tour after tour of duty in distant, different and difficult places. They have stood watch in blinding deserts and on snowy mountains. They have extended the opportunity of self-government to peoples that have suffered tyranny and war. They are man and woman; white, black, and brown; of all faiths and stations - all Americans, serving together to protect our people, while giving others half a world away the chance to lead a better life.

In today's wars, there is not always a simple ceremony that signals our troops' success - no surrender papers to be signed, or capital to be claimed. But the measure of their impact is no less great - in a world of threats that know no borders, it will be marked in the safety of our cities and towns, and the security and opportunity that is extended abroad. And it will serve as testimony to the character of those who serve, and the example that you set for America and for the world...

...Long after they are laid to rest - when the fighting has finished, and our nation has endured; when today's servicemen and women are veterans, and their children have grown - it will be said of this generation that they believed under the most trying of tests; that they persevered not just when it was easy, but when it was hard; and that they paid the price and bore the burden to secure this nation, and stood up for the values that live in the hearts of all free peoples.

So we say goodbye to those who now belong to eternity. We press ahead in pursuit of the peace that guided their service. May God bless the memory of those we lost. And may God bless the United States of America.

The Commander in Chief did a good job marking a tragic moment in American history; a job well done indeed.

We become a proud people and even a sentimental President -- to both war and cause -- upon the anniversary of the fallen men and women in uniform; all of a sudden, even he, sounds like and embodies a man who gets it.
As a famed bumper sticker reads, FREEDOM isn't FREE; there is a price to our life and liberty and pursuit of happiness.  It comes in the name of all men and women who came before us, not just in this generation, but yes, to the past -- and this seems to be the only thing that G has difficulty getting around from the President's remarks.
In small gestures and by large example, our President is making a habit of dismissing America's past; "we need not look to the past for greatness, because it is right before our very eyes."
Of course, it is good to recognize the sacrifices of today's boys and girls in the face of today's challenges and dangers around the world.  Does it need to come on the tails of disillusionment to either the "greatest generation" as the WWII vets have come to be known, or the first generation of liberators by way of the Revolutionary War, or the generation of the great equalizers of the Civil War?  Yes, there was a valiant effort of making note, politely and succinctly, of all those who came before -- and then he just took it back, in a single sentence.
Every part and every effort and every human heart lost brought us to this very day, and perhaps if even so much as one thing changed or was out of place from somewhere down the line, we wouldn't be bowing down here today kissing the ground we walk on.
The progressives can only take us so far; but moving too far, too fast, we are subject to losing our grip of the golden thread that binds our hearts together, building a tapestry that passes from one generation to the next without ever losing a stitch, that ultimately and seasonally blankets us in time of need -- warming our hearts and minds, protecting our children, and bringing shelter to those who mourn .
The veteran in my life, coming after George Washington and all of his men, is my papa. Thank you x
It is the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, marking the end of WWI -- while making today Veterans Day -- just another day celebrating the days of yore (ho hum).  May we always recognize our Veterans -- exemplifying and magnifying the patriots of our past  -- without them, we would not be a land of the free and home of the brave.
Make it a Good Day, G

by definition, Mr. President, a Veteran is one who has long and already served his country; an active member of the armed forces today is a soldier and until retirement, stands no more a veteran than my dog.

but in all seriousness, while some veterans retire to the golf links, others are wounded from battle.  This would be a good day to volunteer, donate and support those who retired not by choice, but on a stretcher.  Here's something to watch at realamericanstories.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dear America,

i'm not ready to make nice...even though we are a healing nation, a forgiving one, a trusting lot that just thinks the better of people naturally, or because we were raised that way perhaps...still, no.  Not ready.

Remember when the Dixie Chicks came up with that line -- that song.  It was answering to a President, disrespectfully of course.

It came after a war torn and patriot President George W. Bush was getting it from all sides, having just committed troops, and a very public anti-war sentiment rang out across the stage and all over the world with this: "Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas".

That was roughly a week before going into war in 2003 with Iraq.

Talk about a shot heard round the world; that caught fire in the hearts of all Americans, true Americans that is, and raised such an uproar. The band was dissed, concert attendance plummeted, record sales tanked, and then those happy go lucky Texan girls quickly learned what its like to suffer a little PTSD in the aftermath.  It was a free for all really...it made national news, the London Times... MSNBC just loved it at the time...of course, on the side of pretty girls from Texas.

Even though she (Natalie Maines) ended up begrudgingly apologizing for disrespecting her President on a world stage on foreign ground along side a European audience who ate it up...it would be a few years later, she took it back and was a featured article on MSNBC in 2006.  Yup, she dumb dare took it back in her sweet southern drawl..."I don't feel that way anymore..." yadi yadi yada...  From one chick to another, typical. When the going got tough, people bailed on Bush, congress included; why not throw a few dixie chicks back into the ring, whatever sells records, ya know.  But that's beside my point.

Free speech anyone?  There are consequences and benefits to having that kind of freedom; and the more power to us all for having it.  No matter what the issue, America has always been the land of the eloquent and the trashy mouth -- and by golly, as a cornerstone to not only great entertainment, our ability to speak freely as a country is a liberty most of the world does not know or recognize without repercussions.

The bad news, we are becoming a censored society.

What happened when a few inmates in Guantanamo hold up signs reflecting Obama a communist?  The administration limits journalists and cameras from areas throughout the compound and only allowed to see what the government wants them to see.

What happened when a company (HUMANA) who specializes in offering additional health insurance to medicare recipients sends a letter of information about the future welfare of its program and how it may affect senior citizen benefits to its clientele? 
The administration chastises Humana's gall to question authority and their enterprising techniques to raise suspicions and influence seniors.

What happened when the National Chamber of Commerce, who after supporting the administration on most everything up until now, raised concerns with the President with regards to the economy and health care combined -- and just how much the current bill will adversely affect small businesses nationwide?
The administration took a few swipes at Bruce Josten and vilified the organization for not bending over like the good boys and girls of the AARP or AMA (which of course is only by acronym, the real body and souls are not behind it).

Tea Parties.  Teabaggers we're called now, and being hung out to dry by the administration.

Town Hallr's.  Depicted by Nancy Pelosi as Nazi's, carrying swastikas and machine guns...ignored by a condescending administration and labeled as UN-American

Marching on Washington in droves, twice now.  Totally dissed by the President, he either leaves town or ignores the call for his earnest attention and honest discussion altogether.

Does this administration have issues or what?

You know, honestly, we did it to him.  It was the power of the people and the weird warped attention to a man who really didn't stand for anything other than HOPE.  We did it.

Oh sure, the Democratic National Committee carried the torch first; but this Obama world was created and molded and formed into an ever perfect embodiment of soul, charisma, and cool sense of calm. 

He would mesmerize us, the lost and forlorn, and lead us not unto temptation, but save us from the evils of a government run amok.  He captured our hearts; he was sharp, funny, hip to the times and used a palm pilot.  He was going to change Washington and fundamentally transform America (we all know that clip, I'm not going to play it again, just not that into it today).

But today, we have this President doing whatever it takes to shut anyone up -- large or small -- who does not abide by Him.

And let me tell you, this thing with Major Nidal Malik Hasan is part of another growing issue, having absolutely no place for political correctness and censorship and everything to do with our civil liberties and ability to speak freely -- no matter what.

We will come to find out that even our military is afraid to speak candidly and ask questions when it comes to certain realities of growing aggressions and radical Islam infiltrating our troops, restricting it's ability to properly protect America and the men and women who serve their country.

Organizations like CAIR are actually set up to shush people across this great land of ours; and they are here to freely operate and do as they please without harm or backlash.  They insist it is for the betterment of race relations, but really all they want to do is censor any negative chatter or any racial profiling of it's people and propensity to harm, and proliferate the growth of the radical Muslim community in America. 

Look, just as the family of Rifqa Bary has come to exemplify, a father will do anything to control his family, especially if you are just a girl.  In the Muslim world, a girl is a second class citizen -- she has no rights of her own and can only do what the men in her world allow her to do -- and converting to Christianity is certainly not one of them. 

CAIR will do anything to control the message, the propaganda, the truths and the untruths and will shelter Islamic followers from all harm or defamation -- even if those very same people only wish to do harm to America.  They are financially supported by drug lords and sheiks, even Saudis.

I'm just not sure what this country is doing anymore to tell you the truth. We let the Muslim world in, as we are just that kind of country of nice people, who trust other people with our whole heart and where does it get us?

It was the Army Chief of Staff George Casey who said "if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."  Really George?  Are you really willing to risk life and limb protecting diversity over honor and allegiances?  Are you not in the business of protecting ALL of America, as well as the welfare of all your troops -- even if it comes at the expense of a few good men getting a few extra questions, a few more surprise inspections, a few more feelings getting bent out of shape for the sake of the whole?

Now I'm sure there are Muslim boys who wish to do no harm to America or to his fellow troops. There are currently 3,557 Muslims in the military; actually, let me note, that we would know that only if they labeled themselves that upon application and their religious affiliation -- should also note, Major Hasan listed "none".  SO besides being a psycho killer Islamic martyr on a rampage, he is also a LIAR!  But I digress.

So there are 454 Muslim Marines, 661 Muslim Air Force, 732 Muslim Navy and 1,710 Muslim Army; out of the entire armed forces of 1.4 million troops, 0.3% are MUSLIM. 

Don't you think we could take the time to talk to the few and the proud, for peace of mind if anything else, for the troops who accompany these men and the families that share their lives and future in the hands of people whom they do not know? 

Wouldn't that be better, George?  You know, to help the wives and the children get a better night's sleep, wouldn't it be worth it?  Wouldn't it be the right thing to do as one American protecting the lives of another, or 1.4 million?

How about this for a little diversity regulation, it's a different angle, but I promise you it will not disappoint: 

This is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responding to the three young tourists who accidentally crossed over the border of Iran, and of their pending trial for espionage of which the punishment is death,
"Unfortunately, they crossed the border illegally.  Every country has a punishment for those who cross borders illegally. [yeah right] We are not happy about that [aw, I see the corner of your mouth, Mahmoud, you're so cute...], but now they will have to go to the court and convince the judge that they did nothing illegal [guilty until proven innocent].   I hope this is not a problem, but it is up to the judiciary to judge them [good luck with that]."
Today, I think this girl is really pissed off and I can't seem to shake it.

We are so politically correct when it comes to issues of the left; while the right gets continuously degraded and dismissed.

Well by George, G respectfully requests the full investigation of all 3,557 if it's not too much trouble, just to be sure.  

Just tell them, 'we are not happy about that.'

I'm sure they will understand.
Make it a Good Day, G
Good thing the right is a resilient and mighty bunch...and I got just the thing to inspire your day...its really just about the music...and anyway, we're just not ready to make nice.