I would take a Jimmy...or even a Clinton -- even if it takes reliving the escapades of getting it on in the oval office. I would take either of them in a heartbeat.
I guess the weekend brought us all kinds of little sweet somethings in the political bag of tricks...it was a smorgasbord of candidates stepping down left and right. Starting with the NY state of mind in a congressional district 3500 miles from my front door, Scozzafava was the first to call it in and turn off the porch light. A lesson for all of us and hopefully a disposition of days to come.
Then around the world, the Abdullah Abdullah va va va va va stepped away from the race, leaving Karzai all alone in the dark. Such a disappointment really after all of the hullabaloo.
The funny thing is...there ain't nothing holding back our scare-dy-cat of a President from making a decision now, batta -bing batta boo; will it be door number one or door number two -- or even door number three -- exemplifying the prophetic all or nothing or somewhere in between?
My guess, Monty, as celebrity deaths and no stone goes unturned happens in threes -- Obama-San was pushing for door number three all along. And who am I to also point out it will maintain a smack daddy Bush-Lite version -- stay in, but half-assed, and not give in to what the Commander General, really, really wants -- you know, in order to save face and mask the taking of the better part of a year in a state of ambivalence and insecurity, as if it were well thought out months of contemplation and angst -- and let it ride. He's just not that into it.
Oh my mistake, correction, it was Michelle dressed as the feline this weekend, the President merely attempted to pass himself off as Presidential -- busting out in a Mr. Roger's sweater -- as they were both hosts in the redistribution of candy to area students ages 5 to 11.
Trick or treat smell my feet, give me something good to tweet. Why do I find the whole thing so contrived? Is it just me?
So anyway, candidates seem to be dropping like glucose after a couple days of speed-balling Smarties® and Air Heads®.
Just waiting for Daggett to see a ghost, as he's got a snowballs chance in he** to make it and all he's doing is muddying the water; even though that's normal for Jersey, no need to add to the polluted political state of disarray. Never been to Atlantic City, but my money's on an upset; throwing down a marker on red anything is looking pretty good.
You know way back in 2008, the most important issue for the voters was the Economy; of course, this was after Barney Frank and sidekick Dodd set up the old one-two punch; first the left hook, the self destructive real estate regulations and misappropriations of credit worthiness just begging to be cracked kr pow! and then the eminent bank failure wham! -- the collision and collusion's creating whirlwind devastation, leaving no neighborhood safe, and pummeling Bush's presidency into the ground -- at the same time, sealing any Republicans fate draped in doom and gloom.
A year ago, the concern of the economy was at 60%, while both the Iraq War and Health Care were holding steady and tied at about 13% a piece.
Fascinating how susceptible we are to public opinion -- while the root cause is initiated from controlled messages from our government, it digs in and settles into our mindset like a cavity so great, if we only drank milk for the rest of our lives the damage may still run too deep to fix.
Why are we so namby-pamby -- we go from fickle to freak at light speed, while allowing our government to masquerade around us, creating a firestorm of fear and concern --connivingly bewitch us and tease us with benevolence -- all the while point their long twisted finger with a wart on its tip to everyone and everything accept that which can save us -- and that being taking full responsibility for our actions.
Look, if we put our faith in anything before going to the polls or answering a polling question or embracing any idea that may be of value for our children and this country, its starts within each and every one of us. It is NOT the governments place-- nor is it one that can guarantee long term security -- to decide anything for us. Our true liberty is in keeping the power, and only then can we control our day to day lives and the antics that carry on around us on the political front -- no matter where they happen in the world.
The scary thing is, we are simply too vulnerable to the whim of political production and corruption.
I had an ah ha moment while awaiting trick or treatr's.
The epiphany came when realizing even Halloween has been compromised and twisted into the secular realm, totally obliterating the first cause and the root of its higher intention and reason for the season; originally, it was All Hallows Eve. Ring any doorbells for any of you?
It was celebration of the evening before a fairly new Holy Day of Obligation which dates back to the era of Pope Gregory IV, who anchored the Catholic Church between years 827- 844; having incorporated All Saints Day on November 1st under Pope Gregory III (731-741). Over the years, the ritual has been prostituted for commercial gain, also having fallen victim to pagan origins and attributes which totally dismiss the original message and feasts of the Church -- which begs the question, isn't anything sacred anymore?
Much like Christmas and Easter and any other tradition or ritual based on the teachings of Christianity or Judaism -- holidays have been ripped out of our hands and stolen right out from under us; and it is in the words of Jesus -- the ONE person I turn to most, Ms. Anita Dunn -- I find shelter -- noting "forgive them father, for they know not what they do."
And if you will be so kind as to allow me to stray, the newsprint of the past week picks up on this very notion and includes stories that victimized a Home Depot Employee of wearing a christian sentiment upon his apron, another story of a hotel owner requesting his employees to speak English, while another story of women on a job interview being told she could not wear her abaya headpiece to the office -- all of which the endings do not play out the way that you would think, being that this is America and all.
"Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat."
An old Brit said that over a hundred years ago. He also claims this of himself,
"I am a cautious Whig by temperament,
I am a Liberal by training,
and I am a thorough Radical by observation and experience".
Oh a penny for a free radical from yesteryear; aww, heck, I'd turn over every Reese's® peanut butter cup.
We can't sit back and think that life continues on just as it ever was and will be for evermore; things are changing fast and furious and without caution. Oh sure, you see the man think in the big white house, but what we don't see is the action back behind his every move, and at a pace which far exceeds his limits.
For this administration makes its moves in the dark; going door to door picking us off one by one.
We are mesmerized in this false prophet standing before us; and all I got to say is snap out of it!
Something wicked this way comes.
This is where we brush the lamb of God upon our door, bearing down for the long cold winter ahead, perhaps stockpiling a little unleavened bread for the task of finding a mass exodus out; a counter-insurgency rested in faith and time tested for generations.
Make it a Good Day, G
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."
"In politics the middle way is none at all."
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."