Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Monday, April 30, 2012

It's official -- the Proverbial Rainy Day is Upon Us -- it's a pretty big Thing

Dear America,

happy monday.

moms around the country -- the world -- are beginning a brand new week; it's back to school, work, schedules, appointments, groceries, and anything else that falls under the job description.  it's a big umbrella.

and for the most part -- according to how most of us live -- it is the mom who keeps tabs on the checkbook...ergo...what goes IN must come OUT in such a way that covers it all. and with great hope and plenty of good intentions, leaving enough leftover to stash away for a rainy day.

while when putting all of this pressure under the weight of the persistent, torrential, doom and gloom, economic reality on the day -- these truly become the days, weeks, months, that try a mom's soul.

BUT here's some perspective for you --  and it's from one of my favorite hot spots on the web, The Heritage Foundation.  The article covers a variety of budgetary conundrums of the present day in pictures.  (Just gotta love a good graph, no?)

It was early on when a question posed made me stop and go tut tut looks like rain...

"What if Families 
Handled Finances 
Like the Federal Government Does?"

yeah...what if? and this is what it said:
"In 2010, median family income was $51,360. If a typical family followed the federal government’s lead, it would spend $73,319 and put 30 cents of every dollar spent on a credit card. This family would have racked up $325,781 in credit card debt–like a mortgage, only without the house. What credit card company would continue lending money to this family? All those numbers can be hard to visualize, so see for yourself what it looks like in one of our latest charts."

The collective financial picture is bleak, isn't it; and the worst part of it -- we did this to ourselves. But if I may be so bold, pretty much every mainstream mom  (and dads alike) saw this coming.

Every step of the way, individually and collectively, we made choices -- and most of these choices seem to revolve around playing fast and loose with the numbers, with the details, with our duty to the greater good.

And the truth is, we can only do that for so long before we are under water, without a bubble or a paddle.

Thankfully, life lines are available. It's called keeping our head's up and being more pro-active.

In another article featured in The Patriot Post -- Victor Davis Hanson gives us plenty of reasons to look into the pools of water forming around us and see ourselves, our America, for who we really are.  Here is an excerpt (okay, honestly, it's about half the article) from Decline or Decadence?

"Can decline be better measured by our vast debt of $16 trillion, growing yearly with $1 trillion deficits? Perhaps. But Americans know that with a new tax code, simple reforms to entitlements, and reasonable trimming of bloated public salaries and pensions, we could balance federal budgets. The budget crux is not due to an absence of material resources, but a preference for not acting until we are forced to in the 11th hour...

In other words, the manifest symptoms of decline -- frustration with the Middle East, military retrenchment, exorbitant energy costs and financial insolvency -- are choices we now make, but need not make in the future.

If our students are burdened with oppressive loans, why do so many university rec centers look like five-star spas? Student cell phones and cars are indistinguishable from those of the faculty.

The underclass suffers more from obesity than malnutrition; our national epidemic is not unaffordable protein, but rather a surfeit of even cheaper sweets.

Flash mobbers target electronics stores for more junk, not bulk food warehouses in order to eat. America's children do not suffer from lack of access to the Internet, but from wasting hours on video games and less-than-instructional websites. We have too many, not too few, television channels.

The problem is not that government workers are underpaid or scarce, but that so many of them seem to think mind readers, clowns and prostitutes come with the job.

...In 1980, a knee or hip replacement was experimental surgery for the 1 percent; now it is a Medicare entitlement.

American poverty is not measured by absolute global standards of available food, shelter and medical care, or by comparisons to prior generations, but by one American now having less stuff than another.

As America re-examines its military, entitlements, energy sources and popular culture, it will learn that our "decline" is not due to material shortages, but rather arises from moral confusion over how to master, rather than being mastered by, the vast riches we have created..."
America is living on borrowed time on all fronts.

The truth is raining down on us like cats and dogs.

Moms (and dads) everywhere have tightened the household budget many moons ago -- because the evil monster of the11th hour woke them up in the middle of the night with a gawd-awful howl.  And there is just no way he will go back under the bed now.

The good news -- whatever angst we are experiencing is of our own doing, as there is a bounty of organic material at our disposal in order to refurbish the people's house and create refuge -- even staying within budget.

Our future IS ours to see, que sera sera, rain or shine [just love the song and doris day].  Whatever will be, will be -- and potentially, exponentially, will be really good -- if we do the right thing today.  It is all about "how to master, rather than being mastered by, the vast riches we have created."

And it's funny -- from the outside -- it would appear we have everything, as when it comes to material shortages there are none.

The only thing is --  it's about what happens on the inside -- behind closed doors -- that truly matters in the end.

and ain't that the truth...

...it took us by such surprise... 
...they seemed so happy...
...just out of the blue ...
...everything was just torn asunder...

The Inside: by definition, anything and everything that falls under the umbrella inherent with the privileges and duties pertaining to the job of being an American -- our foundation of limited government, our heritage reinforcing self-reliance and personal responsibility, our future generations raised according to our founding principles and values, our first intentions overflowing with integrity, honor, courage, and love.  If we are missing any of these things on the inside, the outside has no chance.

Make it a Good Day, G

hello?  America isn't even operating on a budget -- and hasn't worked within a budget for three years now, and counting.

the perfect storm is us.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's Nobody, and I mean nobody, Has the Monopoly on Women Thing

Dear America,

"freedom is never more 
than one generation 
away from extinction"  

not all of us agreed with the endorsement of Newt Gingrich by a certain someone -- someone who just so happens to have grown into becoming the iconic face of conservative women everywhere, the Queen B of all things grizzly, gritty, and running sometimes rogue; the very same someone who, honestly, and courageously, chose to go against the republican establishment, and even the big bad oil companies, long before it even became vogue...not all of us agreed with her.  [even though I still love you, sarah]

But don't look now, her chosen one is bowing out of the race -- so much for that idea huh?

cut to the chase, G...

so I happen to be a card carrying member of a group that declares that it is "the nation's largest women's public policy organization"  -- Concerned Women for America.  Recently, they published the results of a survey and sent a letter to the Speaker of the House with it's highlights. And a few things -- things that I want to share with you now -- made me go wow.

First is that, of the members -- 53% describe themselves as Republican, while 33% "generally vote" Republican.   But of the entire body -- 98% consider themselves clearly conservative, be it a little or a lot; while only 70% swing conservative with respect to social issues.

Putting these numbers together quickly -- even though we may consider ourselves "conservative" in general, and most times in the particular, we don't always agree with each other.  Generally speaking the group is really a group of independent women who lean conservative...in most every situation.

Yet, contrary popular belief (how the mainstream media generally characterizes the hot buttons of conservative women, along with the prevailing left wing/feminist/progressive party line) -- when asked to identify "the single most important issue" -- this is what we got:

42% "identified restoring the Constitution (up 12% from last year) -- 15% said "government spending -- and then we get a huge split...8% said "economy", 7% said "abortion", and 6.5% said "religious liberty."

so what does it mean --

It screams get things under control first and foremost and the rest will follow

Nearly 2/3rd's of the group says STOP, go back, do not pass go and do not collect another 200 dollars until we pay up and fix this; stop.  do not pass go.  go back to the basics, respective of the rules, living within our means, individually and collectively, restoring liberty and freedom for all, in accordance to the integrity of the game.

What conservative women recognize above all else as the culprit, the cause, of most of our issues we are dealing with today, is the slow and steady crack(s) starting way down deep in our foundation. Honestly, there are so many at this point, who's counting anymore, right? 

That after, perhaps, the last  hundred years, or so, watching our overzealous government change over time and with, let's face it, overwhelmingly sky high interest... along with the utter stupidity and corruption of our people from the inside out... with both, as luck would have it, running at the same time and totally incongruent with our first intentions [which, as a rule and a quick reminder, is defined as a firm grip on spending, a small federal government, and being wholly beholden to the Rule of Law (not man), according to our Constitution, blah blah blah]   has ruined us.  And surely, if a run-on sentence is going to be used, it might as well come in unadulterated free abandon...can I get an amen...

But lo and behold, the consensus is in, 'the general situation' we are experiencing today will require all of us to go back to our roots -- avoiding, if not totally dismantling,  the B&O Railroad if at all possible; fix the cracks in our foundation, and all else shall be added.

And it would help matters greatly if everyone would just stop calling conservative women extremists just for saying so -- especially for recommending the obvious -- and for consciously choosing not leave America's future to chance.

Women play games with ourselves, with our mate, with our children -- literally and figuratively -- all the live long day.  As a rule, we don't always agree with some of the moves we've made from one day to the next; but by golly, we keep on keepin' on.  We are independent.  We are brave.  We are strong.  While, admittedly, we hate to admit when we are wrong; and prefer to think of ourselves as perfect in every way.  For we are, heart and soul, top to bottom, in good hair days and bad, WOMEN, so hear me roar.

But heaven's to betsy, make no mistake, we are NOT all alike (just a heartfelt heads up boys, nothing more, nothing less).

My girl reminds me often, that when she grows up (which feels like yesterday), she will call herself "independent."   The last thing she wants to be is predictable; the most important thing -- growing into that one great thing that requires a constant gage and undivided attention -- is her natural independence and ability to think for herself.   True American girls are born with it; and with the proper nurturing, learn to expand it, relish in it, and create a life rooted in success, self-reliance, liberty, and happiness with it.

Sarah Palin is fully entitled to endorse any candidate for president she wishes.  Having done so, publicly, the results are now in; after nearly a year of campaigning, Gingrich is out.  Game over. Even the intervention and endorsement of someone as huge as Sarah didn't change the outcome.

The good news, independent thinkers are deciding this election and the future of this country.

We may not always agree on everything; but I heard Sally told Mary, and Mary told Suzy, and Suzy told me, that the very ideals and principles and values this country was founded on is making a come back.

It has been a laborious process -- and a long three years (give or take a hundred) -- ranging from declaring total bankruptcy to living many days hand to mouth, yet with many a few and then some (by the luck of the dice or just plum hard work)  doubling down as bakers and bankers to candlestick makers.

But in the spirit of the great generic WE -- conservatively speaking anyway -- we can pretty much all agree on one thing: we need to go back to the beginning and retrace our steps.   What we really need to do is read the rules of the game all over again and abide by them, otherwise we all lose and nobody, and I mean nobody, will have any more fun.

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Growing Good Character Against Bad Characters Kind of Thing

Dear America,

enough said.
but no -- not really...
aw shucks, you know me too well...

none of us are born heroes or Olympic champions -- we grow into it; from nothing we grow into something.

Our parents take the lead role in establishing the kind of character building qualities within us from the moment we are welcomed into the world. While over the years, it could be a teacher, a coach, a mentor, a friend -- who makes the assist, accentuating the strengths and eliminating the weaknesses, influencing our growth to the next level.  But all the while, ordinary people create the very opportunity to make a hero, to manifest an Olympiad, to be the change.

so today is a refresher course -- reminding you to go to www.realamericanstories.com

But what started me in this direction this morning?
Hearing an interview on my favorite local talk radio guy, Mike Slater, with Brad Meltzer -- author of Heroes for My Son, and newly released, Heroes for My Daughter.   He's the one who said it -- "none of us are born heroes."   He also orchestrates the website at www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com if you want to see more.

And another timely read comes from the Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan's column "Crisis of Character."

she begins going something like this:

"I've long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it's also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture.

Now I'd go a step beyond that. I think more and more people are worried about the American character—who we are and what kind of adults we are raising.

Every story that has broken through the past few weeks has been about who we are as a people. And they are all disturbing."

She quickly moves through current back up -- flash mobs with juvenile delinquents destroying 'five and dimes', General Services Administration blowing through the people's money, and the latest Secret Service scandal down in Cartagena, Columbia --  and ends going something like this:
"Special thanks to the person who invented casual Friday. Now it's casual everyday in America. But when you lower standards people don't decide to give you more, they give you less...

In isolation, these stories may sound like the usual sins and scandals, but in the aggregate they seem like something more disturbing, more laden with implication, don't they? And again, these are only from the past week.

The leveling or deterioration of public behavior has got to be worrying people who have enough years on them to judge with some perspective.

Something seems to be going terribly wrong.

Maybe we have to stop and think about this."

you know, when I see something going seriously wrong in public -- usually by the 'kids today' but not always -- I think to myself, and sometimes aloud, 'just where is your mother..'

and now, thinking of the contrast in-between -- how we began on the day and how we have deteriorated...I just realized it can all happen so terribly fast.  Things just get out of hand; someone makes the wrong move; we do something stupid and behave badly.

Like Peggy said, "maybe we have to stop and think about this."

But I also think, we may be onto something -- in returning to the role, and duty, of both mom and dad.

I believe it doesn't get anymore uncomplicated than that.

Make it a Good Day, G

I guess Peggy's column was already in print before the crazy behavior of a B-ball player -- Metta World Peace.  yeah, funny, isn't it?  The Lakers player formerly known as Ron Artest changed his name to "Metta World Peace" on purpose and then does something like this...go figure.

just another sign of the times...just another sign of the times...little boys everywhere probably thought he was being cool like that...I wonder if any of their mamas or papas told them it was stupid and not to do something like that EVER...and if they did, that they would (fill in the blank)......hmmmm

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's a Thankless Job Thing

Dear America,

With the so-called man-made "War on Women" going on around us -- this week may just be all about mom-ism.

As a mom, my Monday has already been flooded with things to do that have pretty much nothing to do with me really......oh ...and lookie there, it's now Tuesday. waaaaahhhhh

But this is what happens in a mom-pom world, isn't it.  Sometimes, the very thing you want to do most gets set aside for another day because you are in need somewhere else.  And so it begins; the day bounces from one thing to another in a rhythm we can play in our sleep.  ughhhhhhhhh

And how that's for immediately running off with the wrong impression -- foot, mouth, have you met?  

In motherhood -- in all of it's gloriousness, in all of it's messiness, in all of it's self-less loving acts of kindness -- we become defined by what we do for our family and how they, in turn, turn-out (whether it be for a family of one or within the higher realm of '19&Counting').  And in reality, it's beautiful -- even on really bad days, the days when "you want to eat them and not because they are yummy."  (just a quote and a nod to a cuz there...go B!)

Indeed.   It's a thankless job; no really, it is.

Especially if you go by how the Left wants us all to think about full-time moms -- and especially if they be filthy rich.

Hilary Rosen, you're up:

"Guess what, his wife [Mitt's] has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and how do we — why do we worry about their future.”
right, rosen.  and we have no idea just how much money we have in the check book either.  Is this envy talking again or just the all too familiar all-round feminist disrespect run amuck?  Which is it, the money, or the lack of ambition outside the home?

And if you care for more fabulous feedback on this left-winged narrative that keeps on giving back to motherhood far and wide -- all the way back to the middle ages, like the fifties -- read this from Redstate...it's really good.

So speaking of moms, I had to call mine over the weekend...to vent...to chat....to hear her laugh about something silly... when something that she said continued to sit with me for the rest of the day (which is often the case).

She was simply tired of all of us getting "chopped up" --  you know --  sorted and sub-divided by demographics, predominately by the democrats -- pretty much getting us down to a process 'by color' or 'by special care'.   As if we all come with a different set of needs.

and yes, dirty laundry does come to mind, doesn't it.

In a Politico article, Rosen and Romney were tweeting apparently -- when Rosen summed it up, going something like this:

"I admire Ann for getting in the mix," Rosen told me tonight, via email. "But she didn't answer my follow up tweet to her! Which I thought was respectful and sincere."

Rosen's tweet read as follows: "I am raising children too. But u do know that most young american women have to earn a living AND raise their kids don't u?"

this is Rosen with respect?  seriously?

ah Rosen, you do know that the Romney's finished their undergraduate work at BYU while living in a basement apartment -- at around 75 bucks a month -- when their first born son joined the family.

and Romney worked up the ladder, as they say -- he didn't just create Bain Capital out of thin air and all of a sudden they were on easy street making millions of dollars a year.

and you know, it's not like the little mrs. just gave up getting her degree -- she went back to school after the couple moved to Boston, attending night school (Harvard, thank you), and ultimately graduated with a Liberal Arts Degree.

and while we're on the subject -- it wasn't like Ann had it easy, what with having Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer get in the way AND all the while raising FIVE boys. honestly...anyone who raises five boys, and turns out boys like that! should get an award, hardly a diss.

Where is the respect of the path that simply says, I CHOOSE to be a full-time mom?   Does Rosen have any idea how many women choose this path no matter how much money the husband makes?

Because a budget is a budget is a budget.  Home Economics 101 plus 2.0.

So Ann Romney can't relate to real economics because she has money now?   really? how old-fashioned is that?!

You would think the opposite would be true.  She has seen days without.  She has lived through the days of watching the pennies, feeding the family, clothing the kids, going to the emergency room, tithing to the church, giving to charity, keeping the family spending within a budget -- and moreover, has successfully managed those days with a bank account and five beautiful boys to show for it.

How is it possible in this day and age, that someone like a Rosen can dismiss any intelligence behind the apron whatsoever?   I am just so disgusted by this kind of continuing knee-jerk reaction!  Hello, feminists, you do know you share the planet with other kinds of moms, right?

As a woman -- is my value to society only defined by my career outside the home now?  Is that it?

Because maybe that is our problem.

Is there no longer a value  in putting our whole heart and soul and good energy into raising good children?   Because if you look around, our children define America's future outlook....and ah, from what I see...we seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties. but  maybe that's just me.  [feminists never want to talk about the stark ugly realities of the traditional family roles a'changin', do they...they never want to look at how it has changed the early childhood experience -- the lack of security, the latch-key kid traumas, the abundant and unchaperoned free time...shall I go on....]

And what about other kinds of moms -- what about "moms who have never worked a day in their life" on the dole?  If you go to one extreme, Rosen, then it is only fair to swing the other way.   So is the welfare mom's understanding of home economics better or worse than that of Ann Romney?   For again, a budget is a budget is a budget.   [Not to mention, what about night school?  for there are all kinds of ways, with free tuition and all...of course, provided by the government, childcare included...but I digress]

From the way you tell it, I would gather from your argument that you believe these women -- those not working outside the home and getting something for nothing and surviving by simply receiving federal funding from tax contributions from those of us who work  -- have a clearer understanding based upon their economic needs -- or that you just can't bring yourself to honestly talk about it.

It's a different kind of dependence, isn't it  -- based not upon a husband and built up around the traditional family unit, per se -- it's Dependence 2.0...upon the government.  Is it because they generally "need" more, they know more than Ann?

The question is:  isn't that an attribute equally as loathsome to you?  Women bearing children and becoming moms when they are in no position to care for them?

And even -- do I dare say -- doing so enthusiastically, as if it was their business?

And doing so -- do I dare add -- while paying very little attention to whether their kids even attend school, or get good grades, or understand right from wrong, and thereby missing the very opportunity of giving them the gift to life -- the very foundation required to grow up into adulthood and be a productive partner in society.

You see, Rosen, if you can generalize about the filthy rich, with emphasis upon the women who have "never worked outside the home", then we can surely do the same for the filthy poor.  And therein lies the rub.  Ouch.  [hold up -- let me get you a band-aid]

oh that's right. you're a mom, too.  you probably have your own.

I guess the thing is -- where is the respect, Rosen?

As a conservative mom -- I RESPECT your right, even as a lefty, to raise your children anyway you want to -- whether or not it's in union with a husband (or partner), whether or not you choose to work in your own career or not, whether or not you and your partner make thousands, to hundreds of thousands, to millions, to billions.  It's a free world and a free market, and you are entitled to support your family anyway you wish.

AS AM I.  I have a right -- just as Ann has a right -- to be a mom anyway we want to and to do so with the full respect of others.

SO I ask you again -- is it  the ENVY talking or just the all-round feminist diss beating the shaman drum?

so just what is your problem, Rosen...I just don't get you at all.  you think you know better than Ann because you are a mom with a career?

just because -- as Bill Maher put it -- you know how to show up and answer to a boss?

you take away from all of Ann's life and work experiences --  at home and in charity, as First Lady of Massachusetts before and after, in sickness and in health, five accomplished boys later, and glean absolutely no use for her?

I would bet you have no idea how much it costs to feed five big boys...tweet Ann again...bet she can tell you, as I would only be guessing.

table for one.. ms. narrow-mindedness, right this way...

I have no problem with who works, and who doesn't, in the home AS LONG AS it doesn't adversely affect me, my neighbor, my community, and my country.  As long as we are all moms to the very best of our abilities and choose to do so with our best intentions, for not only our own but for our whole community, we should not have any issues with each other. And I would think  -- as a fellow mom, as a family with TWO moms, as a woman -- that you would agree and we would meet at the heart. [how lucky are you really...getting the extra mom to help you...but again, we quickly digress don't we]

We can learn a lot from moms -- especially from our own; and that's my point.

And thus this brings us face to face with our country's first intentions.  America was consummated in union with our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Our founders created a government out of all things INDEPENDENT -- all things SELF-RELIANT -- all things FUNDAMENTAL beginning with the power of one and ending with our personal power to duplicate our success.

One Nation Under God, Indivisible.

Being chopped and sorted by color, by need, by extenuating circumstances or disadvantage is tearing us apart.

America was made to come together as one body -- with the sum of it's parts creating a better, stronger, more resilient, tolerant, fully assimilated whole.

Man, Woman, child, adult, black, white, brown, old, young, gay and straight -- our duties and responsibilities, our rights and privileges, were designed to be all the same.  Over time, we've worn the instructions so thin, it's faded, and we have lost all sight of even the basics.

that's my story today, on behalf of  the Monday lost and the Tuesday found -- and I'm stickin' to it.

Make it a Good Day, G

if you ask me, hilary, me thinks it's the traditional family unit -- with traditional roles -- that you hate.  so let's get real, shall we...or then again, maybe it's the money....the coveting...the envy...that stands in your own way.  hard to tell, really.  but keep talking and maybe we can all learn a thing or two in the end.

if you have any more time: this is a funny.  8 Things You Should Never Say to a Mom...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's Ascension and Fall by Assumption Thing

Dear America,

happy tuesday.

don't assume that I am really here for long...as it's still spring break.  actually -- last week was my break, while this week is my girl's break...and two breaks make it right in my world.
so really, I am not here. 
Well, I am here -- but only in spirit; one foot is running out the door already.

But allow me to lead the conversation this way for just a moment before I go --

if you know me, I get a chuckle over the little things;  and frequently, it's the more absurd the better.

So, I was watching NBC on Sunday, when a "The More You Know" campaign was mixed in among the commercials.  You know what I'm talking about -- it's those snappy snippets of advice to the public, being provided as a community service, usually taking on issues of race, tolerance, education, that hopefully lift the spirit of everyone within ear shot.  It's all about the more you know... the more we all win...you know.

This one just so happened to hone in on something rather sketchy, given the times -- and given the deliverer of the public service message.  For within an instant, we were being spoon-fed advice on how NOT to assume things when it comes to "other people" (ergo people not like yourself) from a suspect source.

Which is hilarious really...
...in the wake of the utter [albeit self-served] destruction of a career -- after consciously choosing to air mind-blowing assumptions on NBC for all the world to hear.
...you would think they might have chosen a  "more you know" of a different color, at least until well after the egg on a producer's face was sufficiently washed and dried and stored away from anyone's recent memory.

The guy who took "creative license" to produce a rather slimy recreation of the truth from the recorded 911 tapes out of Sanford, FL -- the segment that made Zimmerman out to be a racist, by selectively omitting the questions posed by the 911 operator -- was fired over the weekend.   Instead of heeding their own advice, NBC -- masquerading as bona-fide news -- chose to run on bias and purely by assumption (and a number of them, at that).

Oh yes, the more you know, indeed.

The thing is -- this is the kind of stuff that drives me absolutely stir crazy.   How could this segment even be allowed to air in the first place?  How many 'other people' thought that this segment was a good idea?  How many other stories have been twisted and shape-shifted to fit an agenda, a bias, to match an assumption with mass-market appeal?   For it was NBC who jumped out in front of this story from the get-go -- influencing the minds of not only the public, but other news agencies as well.

Talk about an opportunity totally missed.

We, as a whole, had a chance to run with the truth first and foremost; and now look at us.  We are being forced to lean forward through a spectrum separated by whites and yokes -- and unnecessarily separated, at that.

The reality is -- once whipped and scrambled into a frenzy --  it is nearly impossible to settle back down.  The frothy substance that was once pure logic -- methodical, patient, factual, anchored in reality with the unseen potential to hatch new life into a worn world -- becomes that which destroys us from the inside out. 


and this highlight just in:  "the producer, who was not identified by the sources, is Miami-based."

funny, isn't it?  NBC keeps on editing at the expense of the whole story, I guess protecting the content of someone's character, if not everyone, in question. The more you know, the more we don't really want to know.

Anyone remember this from a blaaahg long ago  --

"To save time, let's assume I know everything."

whether I led with it or ended with it, whether coming or going --   the outcome [the ass, the u, the me] would still be all the same.

Make it a Good Day, G

Thursday, April 5, 2012

It's a Holy Week Thing

Dear America,

'Puo ritenere come buon venerdi...
ma domenica sta venendo!'

yes, it has been a quiet week for G.

It's Holy Week.

In place of me, allow me to refer you to Mark Alexander of The Patriot Post.  His essay today explains many things -- and subsequently, gives us food for thought going into Maundy Thursday...Good Friday...and Easter Sunday.

'It may feel like Good Friday...
but Sunday's coming!'

Make it a Good Day, G