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Friday, September 28, 2012

It's a Self-Explanatory Thing... Self-Reliance

Dear America,

I already regret this; but here you go --

"It's time for a new economic patriotism," he says.

which is a riot, considering when he was running for office, he said this about Bush:

calling Bushie's trillions in debt "irresponsible"  no no, I got it "unpatriotic."

But get a load of the heightened rhetoric using Patriotism as his back-splash.

like, how can you even call yourself patriotic if you don't agree with me...

The ad left-arms the entire kitchen sink at us, forcing us to duck and cover from the onslaught of the liberally-minded, dripping wet, warm and sudsy, ideals and policies deemed high and mighty OR you're not a patriot.

To lead from the left, a temperature-controlled environment -- preferably fueled by green energy, of course -- begins not, is rooted not, with the middle class but with suppressing the opposition.  The absurdity, really...the audacity.   Oh, the places we will go believing that all middle class think alike [oh, that's just G, pretending to be ironic like Madonna...]

The problem is Liberalism never takes a day off and it doesn't make economic sense from the get go.  And when I say from the 'get go' -- I mean to say from the moment you turn it on.  But in order to gain approval and mass appeal, the common strategy seems to begin by separating and labeling us by class, color, conviction, and conscience -- no need to run on the merits of the machine itself, if ever. 

So Bushie ran up a 4 trillion dollar debt over eight years; Obama 5.3 trillion in under four.  Just who is being "unpatriotic" now?  And yet, if Obama blames Bushie for his debt, would it not make sense that Bushie can blame Clinton for his?  And so on and so on?  I mean, honestly, what about the economy Obama is "inheriting" this time around?    Seriously?   But make no mistake, this is Obama's logic -- not mine.

And speaking of Clinton -- and the making of a "government surplus" -- let me point you in this one direction.
[warning: it's a rather long read but skip-to-my-loo through it if you can; given it adds a whole new dimension on the National Debt's operating instructions, it is well worth the time.]

You know what else is illogical?

What is illogical -- is when the president tells an audience something to the effect of 'I don't see no stinkin' victims...I see hardworkin' Ohioans'  and then turns around and preaches policies to fix the victimization of the middle class, the poor, the tired... the average patriot.

But let's get back to the ad for a second -- 'a hundred thousand additional math and science teachers?'  Is that what you believe is going to fix our competitiveness in and around the world? Is that what you believe is going to fix our inner-city schools, along side the inner-city kid who refuses to go to school, do their homework, or simply pay attention?

How about giving those kids a real choice, Mr. President?  I didn't hear that in your ad.  How about making schools compete in the free market for the best teachers and attracting a hard-working student body?

And yet, you keep packing it all in, don't you; here's a whole lot more from the two minute ad --

"Fourth...a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by 4 trillion dollars over the next decade...I'd ask the wealthy to pay a little more....And, as we end the war in Afghanistan, let's apply half the savings to pay down our debt...nation building here at home." 

So in patriot-speak:  1) Obama's plan includes reducing the deficit by 4 trillion dollars over ten years; when in fact, we are running annual deficits of over a trillion dollars -- which means -- we get to a net increase of the debt by at least 6 trillion at the end of ten years??  okay...  2) about Obama 'asking the wealthy to pay a little more' or what, we will just be called unpatriotic if we don't -- even if you already give 43% of your income away before property taxes, state taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes.... 3) "[Afghanistan] let's apply half the savings to pay down our debt" -- what does that even mean?    Obama applies imaginary money -- and only half of it, at that -- to the debt?  Because the Department of Defense will be refunding future money they won't be spending?  okay...

Get me Angie's List.   Isn't she all about making sure the money we are about to spend, is money well spent?

hmmmm....I wonder.... I wonder, if I vote for Obama, if instead of getting a free cell phone, can I get a new dishwasher?

What I don't get is just how some Americans just do not see it.

Liberalism is a walking contradiction to the American ideals; and I would be remiss, if not selectively biased, if I didn't admit that the republican establishment has been operating right alongside them, hand in hand, hand out to hand out, debt to debt being all equal (well not really, but details schmetails)

The thing is, a hundred thousand more math and science teachers will only guarantee another generation locked into man-made, streamlined, false narratives that run counter-intuitive to real logic and common sense. 

All we really need are tried and true patriots teaching other tried and true patriots to be better tried and true patriots.

The Obama re-election campaign is counting on Americans not to really listen to what he is saying; but in the event that you are -- and if you dare to question -- prepare yourself....as they will just call you names like unpatriotic.

It's their go-to character assassination tactic for Liberal use only.

The funny thing about self-reliance is that you either got it or you don't; we choose to nurture it or we don't; we choose to build it or we don't. But we can't have it both ways -- we can't be self-reliant and victims at the same time.  It's just like you can't wear a smile while thinking of something sad.

The reality is, the top ten percent of wage earners pay 71% of the Federal Income Tax, with half of all filers paying nothing -- the redistribution of un-favorable outcomes has been clearly accounted for; and to that end, 62% of the federal budget goes to UNFUNDED LIABILITIES aka Entitlement (welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, and social security -- for there is no "lock box", and the recently added, Obamacare).   The crooked patriots in charge have fraudulently misappropriated the hard-earned dollars of the rich and poor and middle alike.

Forcing the redistribution for more, by way of mandating the wealthy pay more over the next four years, and thereby exchanging the favorable outcome from one man's self-reliance for another's, is a twisted perversion of what this country is all about.

But let's be clear:  Self-reliance is the maker of the greatest Patriotic Machine in existence.  It comes with a lifetime guarantee with the proper maintenance -- review all operating instructions and warranties before use...and have a nice day.  And think before you vote.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's a Day to Guard Your Loins and More Thing

Dear America,

happy Yom Kippur - a day which celebrates Atonement, reconciliation with God, in the Jewish faith

Imagine being Jewish in America on this day, considering Ahmadinejad was the guest speaker at the United Nations, doubling down on his vision for a New World Order.  As if.  As if America is leading in anything at the moment...but we digress.  But the audacity really:

"Now even elementary school kids throughout the world have understood that the United States government is following an international policy of bullying." Ahma-madman-dinjad

What is wrong with us that we would allow this guy on American soil to have the freedom to speak at all -- and on Yom Kippur of all days?  Did we let him pick this day?

You know, by funding the operations of the United Nations to the tune of 22%, we are masochists I tell you.  You, me, we paid for this atrocity of power and reckless disrespect of people of the Jewish faith.

This is not a good day for G.

I am already running behind schedule; I have too much on my plate to do today; but even that, doesn't convey the level of my frustration.  You know what it really is?   I'm just gonna come right out and say it. I am feeling rather punchy -- sensing that propaganda, politics and perverted polling is pissing all over us -- and the so-called new world order on the horizon doesn't help.

[ya see.  it is bad.    sorry father for I have sinned with thee potty mouth right off the blog-bat]

This is not a time for cowards, I give you that today; we must put on our all-weather gear and press on.

The mainstream polls are worthless pieces of doodoo.

Here's some proof -- from the National Journal.  Jim Geraghty confirms the deception and affirms the truth.  Let us give thanks and praise.

For further evidence, let's go to something fairly new under heaven, UnSkewed Polls.com.

Part of what screws up the minds of Americans these days, can be blamed on a little something I like to call  the Liberal Mind Meld.   They create their own polling results off of faulty data and then repeat it everywhere and often; eventually, the weak give up. [it works the same way with widespread propaganda] It's a form of torture on able-bodied, intelligent Americans even under normal circumstances, but when weakened through no fault of their own, the mind begins to bend, believing it has no other option but to accept it as the truth. 

Of course, those of us with strong constitution and firm conviction, never buckle.  

Given the cut-throat environment, everyday logic seems to have no place to congregate for very long.

Given the atmosphere, common sense must be searched out from underneath the rot and rubble.

In the spirit of this day of Atonement, let us not give in to the Liberal Mind Meld. For they are the real bullies in this day in the life of America.

And if I didn't feel the rush to keep going on with the rest of my day, I would stay to vent the day away without delay, okay...

So let me leave you with one thought:  Take extra vitamins and be on guard.  Guard your thoughts with your life; guard this next election as if it were the last; guard your future with Things not of this world.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's This is America, make no mistake, we will never, ever, never retreat, no matter what it looks like, THING

Dear America,

such a showman.

"If we are serious about upholding these ideals, it will not be enough to put more guards in front of an Embassy; or to put out statements of regret, and wait for the outrage to pass. If we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of this crisis. Because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart, and the hopes we hold in common."  President Obama

telling, really -- for within the first fifteen minutes and after sharing his homespun thoughts of respect and admiration for Ambassador Chris Stevens -- the president steps into the moment answering to his critics.  More guards wouldn't have done a thing -- it would not have been enough, we didn't make a mistake; I do not regret the immediate statements of regret, we didn't make a mistake; and about that wait for the "outrage to pass" -- we all know that day may never come, when dealing with fanatics.

Our forward thinking president falls back to the Obama Doctrine of his first term:  diplomacy, first -- action, in question and waiting.  Not to mention, he immediately goes for the cheese and ties in something more like a tired and well-worn campaign slogan: "because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart, and the hopes we hold in common."

"We intervened in Libya alongside a broad coalition, and with the mandate of the U.N. Security Council, because we had the ability to stop the slaughter of innocents; and because we believed that the aspirations of the people were more powerful than a tyrant."
"We intervened in Libya..."   Well, at least he admits that part... "because we believed that the aspirations of the people were more powerful than a tyrant."

Yes. Let's.
Let's reflect upon those days, knee deep in "kinetic military action.."

It's all about perspective, isn't it?

Here's the 411 on Ahmadinejad, responding to a question from Piers Morgan on CNN last night:

"They have no roots there in history. 
They do not even enter the equation for Iran."

They being Israel.  The modern state of Israel as we know it, according to Mahmoud, has only been in existence for sixty or seventy years or so -- so why are we even talking about them at all?  They don't even enter "the equation".    So there you go, consider them already eliminated; that action is merely stalled for the moment, awaiting the follow through of 'kinetic military action' on the docket.

But back to the O:
"We have taken these positions because we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. These are not simply American values or Western values – they are universal values"

wrong again, Mr. President. But it sure sounds good; sure sounds like you understand the ways of the world.  Perhaps you should have watched Ahmadinejad's interview with Piers -- for his smirky, smarmy smile became his go-to face.  The issue for Mahmoud was never in his answer -- whether we really got one or not --  his annoyance was in the question itself (or perhaps it was just Piers).

Obama is clearly living in la-la-land when it comes to the whole world respecting "universal values."  Homosexuality?  Not on your life in Iran.   Single women skiing without an escort?  He just laughed at that one...'never heard that one before...'  oh Piers, where do you come up with them?

And then -- midstream -- the president returns on message about the bizarre video.

"That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity..."

nice try.  but the attack in Libya was a planned attack.

"I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws: our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. Moreover, as President of our country, and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so. Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views – even views that we disagree with."

now keep in mind -- he is talking at the United Nations...He goes from 'bad video' to 'good free speech' to 'bad free speech' to 'bad people' to 'good president' in one breath.  But about this video not speaking for all of us, the president sure makes it sound like it speaks for all of us.   We can't seem to stop talking about it -- when the fact is, it was one video, one trailer, one ridiculously boring clip, posted months ago by one idiot...

Hello. The protests began on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11.  Just add water.

This is what he says next:

"We do so not because we support hateful speech, but because our Founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views, and practice their own faith, may be threatened. We do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can become a tool to silence critics, or oppress minorities. We do so because given the power of faith in our lives, and the passion that religious differences can inflame, the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression, it is more speech – the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect."

Here's a new perspective,  juxtapose these comments with the 60 Minutes interview and we get to all is fair in war and politics -- hate speech, lies, class warfare, accusations of fraud, felony, and murder, even if sometimes we may go "overboard".    We might as well have watched that interview, along with this speech, on a black and white TV.

He keeps going for awhile, intermingling the video, freedom, democracy, education, and the children. Before he breaks for this:

"Understand that America will never retreat from the world."  

But make no mistake -- we'll just continue bowing, and cowering, and apologizing, and talking -- it's called the Obama Doctrine.  Isn't it great.  hold up -- 'obama obama there's a billion osama's...is ringing in my ear.

In a stunning turnaround in the very next paragraph, we get to this hot mess:

"A politics based only on anger –one based on dividing the world between us and them – not only sets back international [or domestic] cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. [this might just explain your campaign here at home] All of us have an interest in standing up to these forces.
[but that's neither here not there -- here's the kicker...]   Let us remember that Muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. On the same day our civilians were killed in Benghazi, a Turkish police officer was murdered in Istanbul only days before his wedding; more than ten Yemenis were killed in a car bomb in Sana’a; and several Afghan children were mourned by their parents just days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul."

say what? After starting this speech at the United Nations dedicating yourself to thoughtful remembrance of Chris, you eventually get around to sympathizing with the Muslims??? -- "let us remember that Muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism.  On the same day our civilians were killed in Benghazi....."

On the same day "our civilians" were killed -- um, that would be brutally murdered, sodomized and paraded in the streets for our dear Chris, along with the death of special forces personnel who came to his aid...but carry on......."let us remember that Muslims" have it worse.   Now talk about going a wee bit overboard.  Is this what diplomacy looks like?

oh that's right. the death of Chris Stevens, and other examples of middle east mayhem, are all just part of the bumps in the road.

and speaking of roads and bridges:
"The road is hard but the destination is clear – a secure, Jewish state of Israel; and an independent, prosperous Palestine. Understanding that such a peace must come through a just agreement between the parties, America will walk alongside all who are prepared to make that journey."

which is code for:  America will walk away from her greatest ally in the region if you both don't figure this out.

"Let me be clear: America wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. But that time is not unlimited. We respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the purposes of the United Nations is to see that we harness that power for peace. Make no mistake: a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained. It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. It risks triggering a nuclear-arms race in the region, and the unraveling of the non-proliferation treaty. That is why a coalition of countries is holding the Iranian government accountable. And that is why the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."

let me be clear.. .
he was so clear, wasn't he?

"Make no mistake: 
a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained."

yeah.  well let me be clear, Mr. President:  we've been at this diplomatic juncture of crazy-town and main for quite some time now.  The funny thing about time, we begin to see whatever leverage of time we may have had slip through our fingers when hard-pressed against a button ready to push.

I know, I know, easy for me, little G, to see it that way...outside looking in and all...but did you see the look on Ahmadinejad's face?  did you watch him light up, smile at the most inappropriate times, and calmly sit there deflecting criticisms and concerns while in the midst of defying true history?  his face took a page right out of Austin Power's Dr. Evil...

But back to the president, starting to wrap things up:

"So much attention in our world turns to what divides us. That’s what we see on the news, and that consumes our political debates. But when you strip that all away, people everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that comes from faith; and the justice that exists when governments serve their people – and not the other way around."

and for full text of the speech, go here.

Besides the fact that it's time to recognize that a "nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,"  you now have to leave the comfort of the United Nations.  And make no mistake, it's time to walk the talk, Mr. President, all the way around.

But since you really can't do that --

we'll just see you back on the campaign trail moving us forward by taking us back to racial divide, vilifying the job-creators, driving a wedge between the have's and the have-not's, nullifying the Christian conscience through the implementation of Obamacare -- all while destroying Medicare at the same time, and poking fun at your opponent who has given away nearly half of his income each year -- 14% to the charity of government (and just to be clear:  that is income taxed @ corporate tax rate prior to getting taxed again @ the capital gains tax rate on investment), PLUS 29% to outside charities, mainly the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Put it all together, and we get to a whopping 43%.   Take that, Joe Biden, Mr. "Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive" who gave about 0.2% to charity over the last ten years.

You know what I want this morning, and sitting here perfectly willing to wait 'til Christmas --

I want Mitt Romney to have a chance to walk his talk as president of the United States of America.

I want Mitt Romney to meet up with the diplomatic leaders of the United Nations come next September.

I want Mitt Romney to lead this nation back to times of great prosperity for one and all.

I want Mitt Romney to electorally gain a peaceful takeover of the office of the president, if only to shut the mouth of the one we got.  Leading from behind, predominantly upon deaf ears, groveling to the audience he is with, is simply no way to govern America, let alone stand as the Leader of the Free World. just sayin'

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, September 24, 2012

It's a Day to Marvel at the Little Things

Dear America,

I believe.

Do you believe?

allow me to begin this morning, and thereby start the week, stealing a thought from a book by Gerald L. Schroeder -- just a guy and MIT-trained physicist and author of The Science of God, The Hidden Face of God, Genesis and the Big Bang and God According to God -- the last one taking all the credit for offering this glimpse of inspiration, going something wonderful like this:

"We grow up embedded within the marvel of existence.  By the time we are old enough to consider the wonder of nature, nature is already 'old hat' to us.  We've been experiencing it from the day we are born.  Our constant familiarity with existence throws a cloak over the wonder and makes it appear mundane."

Not only is this common within Life itself, but by bringing this notion into a more narrower view, we may begin to characterize the very existence of life in America today.  "Our constant familiarity with existence [in America] throws a cloak over the wonder [of America] and makes it appear mundane [in and around America]."

We grow jaded.  We cease the ability to see the wonder in the wonderful.  Who wants to even try to make it anymore, right? -- the rich only get richer; there are no new ideas; corporations ruin everything; there is the 1%... and then there is the rest of us; we wake up, go to work and then go home...only to wake up tomorrow and do it all over again...and then we die.  Shall we go on?

We've grown into a certain familiarity with the mundane, and sadly, all the while have grown so accustomed to the things remarkable and mind-blowing and crazy good we don't even appreciate them anymore.   By taking for granted the very existence of all that has come before us, we lose the very ability to marvel. The new iPhone5 is out.  yay.

Oh yes. We have been down this road before, a kaleidescope of days in the life in America have carried this theme.   There was the Giving Tree day -- it is some of my earlier work, dating back to 2009; reading it again is a little weird for me, for I find the day a little all over the place.  But then again, what else is new right?  There was another day -- the one about the little girl who grew up in a beautiful house on a hill and had everything she ever wanted...I would find it for you, but that one caused quite the family ruckus -- when in fact the family resemblance was not the point at all.  Needless to say, the unintended consequences came back to bite me.  Anywho, we will leave that one to the archives.

Ho Hum.

Common is what common does. Little old G could probably pontificate of the taking for granted part of American life for days on end, from end to end, with no end, until the end....And that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Let's get back to the extraordinarily mundane world we live in...

We have grown a certain familiarity, haven't we though?   The act of marveling of existence has grown tired.  Now that we have come through the age of pioneering and homesteading, from farming to blacksmiths, town grocers to bankers; now that we have grown fully into our industry -- building the roads and bridges, railway to highway, low tech to high tech in what seems like a nano-second in the great scheme of life -- it's all pretty much no big deal.  We are all too familiar with it these days.

It is easy to look upon the abundance we are surrounded with and think nothing of it.

Of course! I can just get into my car and drive to the grocers and find nearly any thing my heart desires.

Matter of fact, for $3.99 I can get a frozen wood fired pizza made in Italy (that would be from Trader Joes -- which just so happens to be one of my favorite places to hang out on the face of this planet, and mention them whenever I can).  But just how in the world do they do it?

For me, this kind of thing just blows me away.  Add into the creation-equation that nearly everything they sell, they are really clever about it; like if it's a package of Pad Thai Noodles (yes, made in Thailand) it comes in a typical Asian take-out container, changing the label to "Trader Ming's".  It's like I wish I thought of this, you know?

I marvel at Trader Joes every single time I walk through their door.  SO much so, I want to go back, the sooner the better -- anticipating great things to come.

It's a business worth billions.  Privately held [hey, that's not fair!  wahhhh....kidding...].  Its first store is still open today -- in Pasadena (been there, done that).  A guy named Dan Bane is in charge these days; as well, he's 'the country-boy-next-door-voice' on the company's radio commercials.

What does Dan and Trader Joes do for America?   Besides provide over 10,000 jobs -- T.J's provides healthy, yummy, adventurous, international and American fare at a price more than fair.

I don't care what Dan makes each year -- even though I tried to find out.  Whatever it is, it's worth it. I would bet he makes a lot more than the average hourly employee.  Just guessing.  Still, it doesn't matter.

I marvel at what they do and how they do it.

I marvel at how they bring the ordinary and the extraordinary to market with their own flare.

I marvel at how they bring the ordinary and the extraordinary to market at such a reasonable price.

I marvel at how they bring the ordinary and the extraordinary to market with the friendliest of employees, every day (and rumor has it, they even like working there, too).

I marvel at how they bring the ordinary and the extraordinary to market for everyone to enjoy,  rich or poor.

I marvel at how they bring the ordinary and the extraordinary to market, catering to the seasons and needs of the community at large.

If we put this all together, we can quickly find ourselves marveling at the culmination of creation meeting up with industry answering to the age-old question of the mundane.   This is what happens in America every day.  Ordinary people advance the mundane in our every day and make it available to all of us.

Trader  Joes -- founded by Joe Coulombe in 1958 -- is a success in every way because they continue to take the time to marvel at the marketplace and rise up to the challenge of creating something extraordinary within the world of an everyday, mundane task.   Who ever would have thought grocery shopping could be so fun?

And yes, Dan Bane is handling the issues of the not so good in the every day, too -- as in the current news, recalling peanut butter for contamination of salmonella. 

Will this ruin the reputation of Trader Joes?  Will TJ's suddenly go down with the memory of what it was, leaving thousands of employees jobless at a time like this?

No.  They are on it.  They will protect the public, take the item off the shelves, and will investigate thoroughly, so that if at all possible, something like this doesn't happen again.  And because Trader Joes has grown such a following -- having built up their karmic good will with a long chain of customers -- the customer will continue to trust them with their life, literally.

My car battery died Saturday morning.  But with my AAA membership, within 20 minutes a guy had checked the bells and whistles and told me I needed a new one.  Another 20 minutes later it was installed and he was on his way to the next emergency and I was on my way to Trader Joes.  Now isn't that a beautiful world.

It's not a question.

I see it.

I believe it.

I witness it in the everyday.

When someone comes to our aid to 'save the day' -- how in the world can we come up with a fair market value for that?

I marvel at how little it costs us to live a pretty wonderful life in America --  perhaps the Occupiers should live in Cairo for awhile, maybe the Walmart picketers of last weekend (here in San Diego) should try going to market in Benghazi for a day or two, perhaps talk to the community about what it's like living and working and raising a family in crazy town.  They will probably never get a chance to open a Trader Joes in their neighborhood, all things considered.

We have roughly forty days and nights before the next election.

It is between a guy who loves loves loves the free market and all that it's about -- the opportunity for everyone to make it or break it, the freedom to do whatever it is that makes you tick, the liberty to think and grow rich in the process of bringing wonderful things to the marketplace.

For when it comes to this guy -- it is hardly commonplace.

I believe he marvels at it.  He lives, eats, breathes it, and then at the end of the day, he shares his good blessings, giving back millions of dollars.

And then there's the other guy.  A guy who has never really worked a day in his life in the private sector -- a guy who loathes the disparity between rich and poor for all the wrong reasons -- a guy who campaigns not upon the merits of his first term, but upon engineering tactics driving class warfare, racial divide, and raising the rhetoric to levels obscene.

If the 'giving tree' is America -- it's awfully hard to imagine that these two guys came from the same vine.

For kicks and giggles, let's compare what the two are selling in the general store, shall we?

Obama stands for the government super store -- the big box store -- the one that pops up in the middle of the night virtually out of thin air and creeps into our private lives.  Walmart has got nothing on the "Big O."

And Romney -- oh, he's the Trader Mitt type, by golly.   He's the guy who just wants to open the door and welcome everyone to the bounty.  There's no special membership card; there's no points to collect; and like their latest commercial says, "there's no special handshake."   It's a simple operation -- just offering good things at a fair price to one and all indiscriminately. 

This is America at her best.  If we lose this kind of marketplace, we lose everything.  And it starts when we lose our ability to marvel at the little things, and it ends with an all but manifest destiny do-over when we stop protecting, honoring, respecting the big things.

Last word -- you might as well hang it over the door before you enter --

the stone after the throw,
the word after it's said,
the occasion after it's missed,
the time after it's gone."

and one more -- 'the Republic after it's destroyed.'    It's a pretty big deal.

Make it a Good Day, G

"so he has time for Whoopie Goldberg but not for any world leaders?" 
That was Chris Wallace to Robert Gibbs, Fox News Sunday.
The president will be on The View, but somehow, some way, he cannot find the time in his schedule to meet with Netanyahu, and the like? According to Gibbs, he can just pick up the phone and talk to these guys. . .that was easy (go Staples). But Ahmadinejad just said this.

Speaking of being a little 'out of touch' -- I heard a delicious rumor the other day.  If the president gets re-elected, he's going to "phone-in" his leadership from his new 35 million dollar estate in Hawaii.  He doesn't even plan on staying in the White House!  Ever!  But again, I just heard it in the bread aisle, I'm sure there is nothing to it.

Friday, September 21, 2012

It's an Inside Job Thing

Dear America,

happy friday.
we're gonna get right at it with some G TV, courtesy of youtube:

oh he is just so charming, isn't he now?

but let's take a look at one of the things he said here -- "Washington can't be changed from the inside."  We're all talking about that today.  Which is funny, considering ---

When he first got elected -- he carried the majority in the House, the Senate, and of course, the Executive Branch.  ALL THREE were all his and at his disposal for change for the first two years.

He could have reformed immigration if he wanted to; heck, he's on the road to ignoring congress altogether now, simply by bestowing a new executive order providing for immediate, although disconcerting, exemptions all on his own.

But let's disregard that little truth, and moveon.org...THIS PRESIDENT of ours cannot take ownership for anything.  

"Washington can't be changed from the inside."

But I thought you said you were ready for this.
I thought you said, you could change Washington.

Falling back on lamentations of the task at hand, it is difficult to follow the rules of good government, isn't it Mr. President?   Though quick to point out:

 -- the best changes came from the outside [so he says, don't you believe it for a minute].

Well, um Univision audience ....."I got elected"...that's a good thing, we can all hang our sombrero on that, right -- as if he's still an outsider -- and all while letting his narcissist freak flag fly.  masterfully done there, mr. president.

And then we go right into his biggest accomplishment:  the Health Care Law  [I guess this wouldn't be the week to gloat again about killing Osama bin Laden... like you did throughout the DNC]   anywho...

The president credits "the outside" -- not congress,  not even a mention -- for the "Affordable Care Act."

wow.  that might come as a surprise to many Americans who saw "congress" working behind closed doors for months, even shutting out some congressmen, before bearing witness to its rapturous unveiling.

SO if I am hearing you correctly, the Affordable Care Act must thank "the grassroots" -- the outside.  yeah okay. [wink wink]    But he couldn't have been any more truthful really; I gotta give him that.  For the majority of the law was penned by a liberal think tank and basically on the ready to lock and load.  It was merely waiting for "due process" to take over and bring it to fruition.  And even then, the people on the real outside had to wait for congress to "pass it to see what's in it" according to the former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

Oh and 'The tank':  it's the Center for American Progress.  Lead expert:  Donald Berwick.  But diving into the tank a bit deeper we get to it's rich beginnings:  George  "Schwartz" Soros and his Open Society Institute

No big deal there, I'm sure.

Berwick was placed into position to implement Medicare/Medicaid changes soon after the law passed --  when this observation was quickly made:

"Will the elderly be a favored subgroup? Not under the Obama health law. An April 22 report by Medicare and Medicaid chief actuary Richard Foster shows that the law nearly doubles Medicaid rolls at a cost of $410 billion over the next decade.

To pay for this, the law slashes future Medicare funding by $525 billion over the same period, when 30 percent more people will enter Medicare as baby boomers age. In short, boomers will get less care than today's seniors.

Less care is Berwick's vision. In a speech marking the 60th birthday of the British National Health Service, he praised the NHS for deliberately creating scarcity: 'You [the NHS] plan the supply; you aim a bit low; historically, you prefer slightly too little of a technology or service to much too much and then you search for care bottlenecks and try to relieve them.'"

Berwick confessed, 'I am a romantic about the NHS. I love it. All I have to do to rediscover the romance is to look at the health care in my own country.' He praised the NHS for its central planning, frugality, wealth redistribution and rationing.
And never mind that the majority of "the outside" despise the new law still today -- wanting to repeal or replace all or part of it.  Yes.  You are a good listener...You are my president, too.  Axe? Grind?  Have we met?

but about this business of "Washington can't be changed from the inside."

Are you serious?

Then why on God's great earth should we put you back in office again? 
  • clearly, you can't see the forest through the trees; 
  • clearly, you need to work inside the beltway a little more often -- in order to know what's in it; 
  • clearly, you sound like you have given up;
  • clearly, you can't seem to lead this merry band of misfits of congress to redistribute the wealth fast enough;
  • clearly, you are just itching to go back to being a community organizer, believing perhaps you can transform America into the Marxist state faster from the outside...
  • clearly, you must resent the fact that you resemble "the Inside" now that it's four years later -- 
you sound annoyed.

as we say around my house, are you feeling a smidge cranky?

Hey, Romney wants your job. Romney wants to live in the big white house.

Romney wants to change Washington from the inside out -- starting from the outside in.

You name it; he wants your management migraine.  Maybe you should just give peace a chance and wave the white flag -- just not that newfangled flag your campaign just came up with, for t-shirts and teen posters.  You approved of that message, right?

Going back on something I said at the start -- this president can't take ownership for anything.

Little does he realize that any good CEO worth his salt would never answer the question admitting his failures by pointing his finger elsewhere, outside of himself.  His finger would be pointing inward. like, the buck stops here, you know what I mean?

And about this Washington -- this is the Washington that you built, Mr. President.  Perhaps it's been awhile since you've spent quality time with each other, given the fierce campaign you are running and all.

And speaking of the house that Obama built, I was in the middle of making dinner when I overheard some comments made by John Sununu last night.  He was with Sean Hannity and discussing Obama's foreign policy of late...Sununu said something like "he's just incompetent!"  not to mention sounding totally flustered.

No Sununu ( I just wanna keep saying his name in a funny voice for awhile) -- no, Sununu, I think you got it all wrong.   You fall into the "Judeo-Christian--way too kind --and way too trusting --for our own good" category along with so many of the rest of this country...

THIS presidency is hardly incompetent -- nor is it blind, stupid, inexperienced, or unable to tell the story right to the American people -- nor is it lost in any way, out of control, suffering from inexplicable ignorance or naiveté.  THIS presidency knows exactly what it is doing at all times.

It is just that sinister.  We, the people -- those of us on the outside -- are just way to trusting to want to see it.

But make no mistake, Obama truly wants to be a part of bringing America to her knees.  You might say, it's been a dream of his for quite some time -- influenced by a compilation of a master planned UNIvision from all his mentors over the years.  It's his one true north to make it so -- with the help of all the workers of the world, of course -- call'm the outsiders -- breaking through the 47 percentile as we speak.

The irony of course, is that he, himself, is virtually powerless -- whether he is in or out of the beltway.   He's just a puppet for the liberal elite power block.  He's being used just as he uses the American people. And it's a viscous cycle.

Fundamental Transformation takes time; Obama wants four more years to finish it off, even as he admits today  "Washington can't be changed from the inside."

Don't be fooled.  That's just code for vote for me again so I can keep at it from the inside.

and about this Washington, the one that can't be changed from the inside -- let's take a peek of a page from The Naked Communist, by W. Cleon Skousen [love love love this guy]:

"Political groups solve their problems by entering into negotiations, attending conferences, and working out their differences with bona fide compromises which all parties are expected to perform.  This has never worked with the Communists because they use deceit, disregard of laws, violation of treaties, intimidation, subversion and open insurrection as basic tools of conquest.  This make it a criminal conspiracy."

Recommendations, via Skousen, on dealing with a "criminal operation" --given that "negotiation and compromise" are considered far outside the solution domain.  Four steps:

  • immobilize the criminal
  • render him harmless
  • gain his confidence
  • rehabilitate him 
 and one more, if I may be so bold to amend... then send him packing.

This is it, folks.

This is the time, and these are the days, that America finds herself at a crossroad.

We are living in a perversion of America's true nature in every way; we are angling against the foothold of Divine Providence; we are counting on humanity to lead us out of the valley, when it takes a God.

Just imagine America only four years ago -- all of our hopes for change, inside and out, were wrapped up into one man.

In a many ways, we committed blaspheme way back then; but now look at us.  Just look at what we have turned into; just look at how broken and splintered we are, as this administration leads by splitting fractions of factions as a way to bring unity.   Is this what democracy looks like?  no thank you.

What more can we really expect from a man, who just so happens to be president, when his entire life has been unapologetically untethered from the very thing most Americans unify with -- that everything, seen and unseen, is a product of our Creator; that our founders were part and parcel of the Divine, that America was created from a Master Plan, all we had to do was keep it -- protect her, respect her, live in unity for the good of the whole.

Leading America requires the perspective of an inside job -- keeping aligned with the essential tools... the ideals, values, principles and strengthened by faith, virtues, duty, and just all-round good conduct.  It's like we're one big country club with everybody allowed.

The first thing communists attack is Nature's God, claiming: "There is no design.  There is no law.  There is no God.  There is only force, the force of nature."  --  with the help of human nature responding accordingly.

There are no accidents.  Everything happens for a reason -- even THIS.

No doubt, this is the time to make a change in Washington from the outside looking into our future.

Your life, my life, our life together, depends upon making the right decision come November.  And for the life of me and pete, just how hard can this be to figure out?

Romney should have 80% of the vote -- taking 20% out to account for the full-blown radicals and riff-raff out there. I have no idea where the media gets its numbers.

[that last part was just thrown in there to make you laugh...it is friday, after all].

Make it a Good Day, G


Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's Going Against Warped, Time-Released Propaganda, Filling our Minds, Making us Believe Dumb Things

Dear America,

some REPUBLICANS SUCK right now.

Stop cowering to the mass frenzy beating Mitt into the ground.  I'm not even talking to that "47%" today --

People like Bill Kristol need to put a cork in it; jumping on Mitt like that, calling him arrogant for what is considered pure rational thought.. It was simply unadulterated, with both eyes wide open, with no apologies required candid comments on the facts.   And Kristol crumbles -- overreacting to Mitt's comments on the electorate; Romney was merely deciphering what is 'mine, his, and ours'  and nothing more.  shut up already.

And then today -- the media with the help of a few on the right -- pouncing on the news about Tim Pawlenty leaving Mitt's campaign co-chair post to become the CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable.    And it starts all over again... there go the idiots sounding off like toucan uncle sams,  jumping on this as if the campaign is over.

Man up people.

They want us to think it's all falling down -- when it couldn't be any more untrue.

Do not pay attention to any of this.

Do not add ridiculousness to the ridiculous.

Do not feed the animals, for they are just cannibals.

This is exactly what the Left, and the president's campaign, wants us to do -- we are walking right into their trap.

It is neither here nor there regarding that "oooh secretly taped video"  out of the creative mind of the grand-brain-child of Jimmy Carter.  Play the whole tape, and then we can talk.

You wanna talk tape?  There is a mother load of bad feed out of the mouth of our very own president -- dating back twenty years at least. [and the good news, he is awfully consistent...and not in a good way]

Add that record of radicalized thought to that which we have heard out of the mouth of his "mentor" [Obama's reference, not mine] of more than twenty years, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and then we're really getting somewhere.

How about we tally up all of Barack's taped speeches to the Unions over the years -- any union, every union -- that should be pretty good pickings.

How about we just go back to listen to his recorded apologies to the Muslim world --  watch him stutter and pander, make promises (...until after the election) and plead for second chances with questionable alliances, like Russia, and radicals -- like the Muslim Brotherhood.

Let's  just run a blooper reel for awhile -- that day he called "corpsmen"  CORPSE man (twice over).

Watch him yuck it up over the "shovel ready jobs" being not so shovel ready.

Or how about we just tap into how many times during the last four years this president of ours has just changed his spots before our eyes, pandering to the audience like a chameleon on the prowl.   And you know exactly what I am talking about --  rolling a few r's when feelin' it with the Hispanic crowd, acting all "MLK" when getting down with the African-Americans, getting all blue collar with the union soldiers -- or going the other way....here is evidence of the president doing everything in his power not to bend.

If republicans could just get a grip and relax -- the reality of Pawlenty's move is a good one; it's a move that elevates the importance of a bigger picture and a plan -- a new deal, if you will;  it confirms the changes we are beginning to make on the home front.  It is welcoming in a new era, leading with the Executive Branch and setting us up for long term economic accountability.

This move says, the campaign is secure, Mitt is in the home stretch and there is bigger fish to fry -- and that would be the integrity of America's financial system.  And  Yes!  This move -- for Pawlenty --  is a pretty big deal...but in a pretty good way.

From the homepage of the Financial Services Roundtable, we get their "mission":

Statement of Core Values

  • Fairness: We will engage in practices that provide a benefit and promote fairness to our customers, employees or other partners.
  • Integrity: As an industry everything we do is built on trust. That trust is earned and renewed based on every customer relationship.
  • Respect: We will treat the people on whom our businesses depend with the respect they deserve in each and every interaction.
  • Responsibility: We have a responsibility not only to comply with all laws and regulations, but to set high standards for our behavior and to hold ourselves accountable to live up to those standards
  • Stability: We are committed to building long‐term stability for the financial system, and our actions will emphasize long‐term instead of short‐term gain.
  • Transparency: We will provide information in straightforward, accurate and understandable language
  • Community Involvement: We will make a positive contribution to our communities as individuals and through our companies. 
Isn't this a good thing for America in the long run?  In the bigger picture, isn't this the place a person like Tim Pawlenty should be?

Our current administration is being surrounded by their own lies, missteps and videotape.  They refuse to tell the truth about nearly everything.   And thank heaven, it is all on tape  -- every word, every correction, every misguided interpretation of madness and chaos around the  world, every insistence that there is nothing to fear but fear itself with regard to the Muslim Brotherhood.

And the reality is, the oval village is under stealth guard; this administration is being protected within and all around by way of the media jungle.

Just look at how many times the media has had to reshuffle the narrative on Libya's attack upon our ambassador alone; was it planned, was it spontaneous, were the marines armed with ammo, did the attackers use the very weapons we gave to "the rebels" -- was it planned, spontaneous, protected, armed, forewarned, duly noted, botched from start to finish?  The world may never know if this administration has it's way.

But make no mistake, the media is angling to save a presidency from a ferocious opponent -- and they will say and seek and find and lie and manipulate everything to convince everybody not to change, to stay the course.

Are you kidding me?

Are you kidding me?

If America re-elects Barack Obama shame on us.  Shame on us.

What is ridiculous is that we voted for this guy four years ago.  Let's talk about that.

Obama wants to reduce America's power to the level that is more fair and equitable with the rest of the world.   This will take destroying every single one of our power sectors....fiscal solvency (check)  cultural morals (check)  industry (check) patriotism (check)  self-reliance (check) -- leaving America in shambles and basically growing the people's dependency upon government, rather than build independence and liberty.

And what does the media want us to talk about -- oh, Pawlenty is leaving the camp -- that's a sign.  Sound the alarm, raise the white flag.

Here's something to concern yourselves with --

"I met with former head of Goldman Sachs, former head of federal reserve....as soon as we stop buying the debt, we're gonna have trouble [once we stop]...we are on borrowed time."

That's not  for just the top 10% -- that's not for just the top 1% of the greedy bastards lucky enough to be at the top and pay half the federal tax revenue -- it's not for just the bottom 47% who happen to not pay a dime in taxes.  It's gonna happen for journalists and the rich and famous alike.  It's gonna happen to all of us.

"we're just making it up....made up money...this is not gonna bode well for our economic future....bankruptcy usually concentrates the mind."

These foreboding words were on the same tape with the other 47%; this excerpt was captured off of Free Republic....go here for the full remarks.

So you all want something to talk about?  Let's talk about this:  "bankruptcy usually concentrates the mind."

The thing is:  Romney seems to be the only grown up elephant in the room.

And the rest of us have to buck up.  This is going to be one dart thrown and spit back out after another until the savages are finished with him.

This is not the time to buckle under the pressure or cave to the ignorance of the masses.

We just need to stick together, recognize we are at a tipping point as a nation, and stay put.

The structure is sound.  The foundation was laid two centuries ago.  The cornerstone is in it's proper place. We have nothing to fear at all.

Some republicans just need a little voodoo course correction; while for some republicans, the thin skinned and weak, should simply opt for hibernation until it's over;  leaving the remaining Romney reinforcements to counter attack with firm resolve and unwavering conviction.

Especially in politics -- MOST of what we hear is a manipulation of a moment -- and all of us are at liberty to pick and choose what we take away from it; all of us have a responsibility to unearth the whole story and make our own conclusions and clear away the bull.  

But shame on you if you just bend over to the prevailing sentiment that Mitt is going down and it's all but over.   Most of it is warped, time-released propaganda filling your mind with false-truths and mis-characterizations, making us believe dumb things -- dual campaigns running against both Romney and America.      It never fails to amaze me, the media just loves to mock rock.

Or hell, we can just continue to run the course; surely bankruptcy will finally concentrate the mind. 

Live for the truth.

Live to prevail through yet another time in America's history that tests us to our core.

Ignore the media green machine pumping out enough smoke and mirrors and make believe to make you sick,  smudging the boundaries of what is real and what is Memorex only to re-elect a total fraud [entire biography of the last twenty years, cut and re-distributed at liberty are on YouTube daily and ready for your review].

You know, arguing with idiots is never an easy task -- but when we are forced to go up against even some of our own -- it's a travesty of the worst kind.  Get a hold of yourselves out there --- for I never want to be put in this position again, little old g just can't take much more of it.

Make it a Good Day, G

And to help you get through 
this remarkable day in the life,
pack plenty of provisions with you:

*  Unbelievable News Coming out of Pakistan *
Apparently, on Pakistani TV -- we have "paid content" making further apologies to the Muslim world...Carrying the seal of the US Embassy and everything -- even using both Hillary and Obama to make amends -- we gravel for forgiveness.   See this from CBS.  Two questions come to mind 1) what the hell did that cost?  2) who the hell did we make the check out to?  Other than that, did we fall down a rabbit hole?   Have psychedelics been secretly added to my water?  Is there another realm I can slip into right about now?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's a Modern Spin on Commerce, Merchandising, and Write Off's Thing

Dear America,

isn't this rich.

[ooooh wait, but first, let me interrupt myself; you see, G's a bit hung over from the late night last night... so it may begin sounding a wee bit punchy; hopefully, things will mellow like a good whiskey over time; just don't write me off too soon that's all.   So continue, please]

isn't this rich.

Obama getting jiggie with David Letterman on the Late Show, talking smack about Romney:

"if you want to be president, 
you gotta work for everybody--not just for some."

no shit sherlock.

and guess what -- Romney wasn't speaking in the context of leading the nation, separating Americans from one another and delineating who he will represent once in office -- ONLY YOU do that.  He was breaking down the numbers on getting elected, and logically admitting that 47% are locked into the other side.

Besides the fact that he was speaking in front of  his donors, when candidates are simply more candid anyway, ergo a little more loose lipped --  aw, you know what I'm talking about, as you very well do the same thing -- it wasn't about how he would govern.

The truth of the matter is, Romney understands what he is up against.  Any rational mind would agree, 47% of the population IS spoken for and will not budge.  In simple terms, that 47% are those who believe in what Obama is selling: redistribution.  The other half -- believe not in a man -- but in America, and all that she stands for, without shame, regret, apologies, or anything having to do with fundamental transformation.

And what about you -- 
[the one who spoke with such disdain about the Tea Party? ?   
um calling all of us "teabaggers" -- 
a rather derogatory term, 
I might point out, but then, you knew that.
no matter, you wrote us all off anyway.]

But I guess you really don't listen to Romney very closely -- considering his entire message throughout his campaign has been one of lifting ALL of us up [not just Hispanics, not just Blacks, not just women wanting free contraception, not just single mothers, not just illegals, not just green energy environmentalists, not just the uninsured....].

Romney's goal is to get all of us working.   His vision is embarking America upon a new era -- one that encourages business to grow and expand and hire new people, one that sees America back from incredible unemployment, and one that returns America to a path of prosperity and exceptionalism and respect around the world in every way.   Unlike your ideas:

"I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution,” he said, “because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure everybody’s got a shot.”   Barack Obama, 1998, just starting out in Chicago
and all just part of your master plan for fundamental transformation in America...

The taped comments made by Romney were from May, for  Pete's sake.  Mother Jones and your campaign must have had a field day figuring out when to drop this little tidbit into the laps of the American people.  Wow.  Would I have loved to have been a fly on that sleeve.  But here's you with the Davester--

[after I got elected, I said to all those who didn't vote for me] 
 "I hear your voices.  
I'm gonna work as hard as I can to be your president."

oh is that what this last four years was all about? that's funny.  cuz I'm not feelin' it.

So is this YOU honestly working for everybody?  Is that what you're calling this?

Cuz, here's YOU during the last campaign:

"And it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," Obama said -- writing off over half the nation!
Sure, so I guess your "fundamental transformation" is coming a little bit slower than you imagined -- we're still clinging to our guns and religion, now aren't we.  But let's let that sleeping dog lie.

Mr. President, in one way or another, you have spent the last four years attacking the business creators -- those who put up the risk and leverage their entire lives until such time they might see a profit.  How many people is that?  Is it greater than or less than 47% of the country?  Whatever the number -- you unapologetically have written them off.

"if you got a business, you didn't get there on your own."

"you didn't build that."

During the health care law arguments in congress, the Chamber of Commerce was one of your largest opponents -- due to the adverse effects of your law becoming yet another bureaucratic entitlement small business owners had yet to deal with.  But let's keep going down that country road:

How did your administration decide to respond to religious liberty being taking away -- in order to fully implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act, specifically with regards to contraception and women's health mandates?  

Oh that's right.  You wrote them off. Religious institutions, colleges, hospitals --- all of a sudden nobody could keep their conscience.

Heck, these comments -- while having a good old time with Dave -- are such a joke.  I'm sure they will get into Dave's top ten shows just because you were there...

But there you are -- yucking it up with Dave -- ridiculing Romney's arrogance -- when in fact, the entire country knows that you turned down a meeting with Bibi Netanyahu, chosing Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Dave over tending to your foreign policy issues.  Israel is like two shades close to toast and you turn down our greatest ally?   Excuse me?

It's like you have already written off the entire nation of Israel, beginning with Bibi,  with, like, no regret.  

Romney's got nothing on you.

You have got some kind of b-balls.

And you're such a kidder...all laughin' and shhh

But let's keep going on this master list of "the top ten things you have written off" of your very own, shall we?

  • Congressional Due Process -- as you use Executive Order to fundamentally transform America
  • "the Good War" in Afghanistan -- don't hate, it's your words
  • Cutting the Deficit by half before the end of your first term -- the deficit when Bush left office was just shy of 500 Billion, you have tripled it instead.
  • Conservative Women -- you believe Sandra Fluke speaks for all of us....BIG mistake.
  • Following a BUDGET of any kind -- even going against the recommendations of your own Simpson/Bowles Debt Commission.
  • and just recently -- Free Speech -- well, some free speech, anyway...only when it hurts the feelings of Muslims; only when it's the Right rubbing you the wrong way.
  •  Off-shore Drilling off the United States -- these days, you only approve of drilling off Brazil -- walking back all that rhetoric about "all of the above."
  • Coal Mining -- simply too many regulations to make it work.
  • the 1% -- to you, those greedy bastards of the one percent should be hung in the town square. 
  • I can't even continue; it's making me ill as we speak.  Oh and speaking of as we speak, I am pounding out a few of these ideas while our president is at yet another fundraiser -- it followed Letterman for a little late late show appearance, flashing his smile and collecting donations. 
Don't let Romney's clarity regarding who's in and who's out in his quest to BEAT YOU get in the way of common sense.

When Romney gets elected come November -- he will be a  president that truly believes in America -- uniting all Americans to one cause:  bringing America back to the shining city upon a hill with a job at the foot of it.

After all,
"We are indeed, 
and we are today, 
the last best hope of man on earth." 
Ronald Reagan, 
January 25, 1974, 

You know, kinda sorta totally unrelated, I have a fascination with the early roman culture.  Thomas Moore, who wrote The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, takes an entire chapter establishing the relationship we have with our work through the times.  And I'm feeling a sense of deja vu here, so if you have heard it before from me, mea culpa --

Beginning with a quick study on the Medici family of the fifteenth century Florence, Moore reminds us
"This was a brief period when money, work, civic life, the arts, and religion came together to vivify a community, and in spite of political upheaval, widespread disease, and other problems, the culture came close to establishing an enchanted, soul-centered way of life.."
Going on to explain words we use today, like "commerce" and "merchandise," he traces their meaning all the way back to the Latin merx -- which is linked to "the Roman god Mercury, who was widely known as the divine patron of commerce..."

get to the point G -- 

 "It may be difficult for a modern person to imagine a society in which business is considered a sacred endeavor, or that one could pray to a patron saint of commerce.  If it is difficult to do so, then maybe the problem is not with the audacity of some other culture to find business holy but with us, who have secularized most of life, including and especially anything having to do with money and goods."
So without any further adieu, sound the trumpets...

Romney believes in business; Romney believes in America; and if anyone can, he may very well embody this soul-centered connection between these two worlds.  And  -- now going out on a short limb up a tall tree --  perhaps he has prayed about it, too (probably not to Mercury though...that would just make one, or the both of us, sound nuts).

And yet Obama -- Obama seems to write-off big business, profit, Wall Street, Investment, at least every other day -- if not by the boot to the neck, but by nudge by nudge, to force us to replace capitalism and the free market with redistribution and the nanny state.  And while he may speak highly of the small business owner, he still doesn't understand what happens in the day and the life of the typical mom and pop organization (having really never worked a real job in his life) -- especially being on the receiving end of more regulations, tax changes, new health care mandates, overwhelming bureaucracy.   So much for the magic and enchantment of owning one's own business, right?

Money and profit, commerce and merchandise, is not evil; I mean, heaven's to Betsy, its what makes the world go round.  just look around you...

Put to good use, it can change the world, rebuild communities, and create real wealth.  This is nothing new.  But with regards to our country -- America is the first time it has worked for so long, and remains the "oldest continuing republic."

And continuing now with a thought from Reagan's 'Shining City Upon a Hill' speech:

"You can call it mysticism if you want to, but I have always believed that there was some divine plan that placed this great continent between two oceans to be sought out by those who were possessed of an abiding love of freedom and a special kind of courage."

What seems to be missing in America today seems to be the soul itself; living our lives from a place of reverence for whatever it may be -- our work, our family, our talent, our aspirations, our community, our faith.  We have perhaps secularized too much.

Pulling from Reagan's speech once more, it will take a man with true courage to stand up against "the atmosphere, the strain, the debate, and that as men for the first time face the consequences of such an irretrievable act, the walls resounded with the dread word of treason and its price -- the gallows and the headman's axe....sign the parchment..."  and poof...fifty-six men signed it: that would be our Declaration of Independence.  [read Reagan's entire speech today, if you will...it is just so good.  so good]

Reagan was spot on when he said this:  "We have distributed our wealth more widely among our people than any society known to man.  Americans work for less hours for a higher standard of living than any other people."   well, again, that was 1974.  And how about that, some parts of the world have caught up to us.

The thing is -- America has provided an atmosphere of wealth building and 'redistribution' through capitalism since our birth.  Only one man running for the office of the presidency sees this opportunity for what it truly is.  Only one man recognizes the kind of freedom and soul-centered connection and courage the American marketplace needs right now in order to prevail as a nation -- as a republic, no less.

That man is Romney.

Freedom for everybody only comes about under the true economic freedom from capitalism; for when combined with the Rule of Law, and equality under the law, we get to a place everybody can win.

One of the main points in Reagan's "shining city" speech, was to the glory of our Constitution, and what makes America all the wiser.  He notes, most countries have "constitutions" [they sprout up kinda like roads and bridges and Internet...badump ba]  But what sets us apart -- is that written within our Constitution -- our rights do not come down from the government on high, but from our Creator.  Thus considered unalienable; we become proud owners of such an honorable birth right right from the start.

It is up to all of us then to find our one true north, kindle the spirit of commerce and productivity that is within each and every one of us, equally and widely distributed.  Rich or poor, we all got it.  We need to connect to each other and into this pool of creativity and find our place in the world -- to work, to play, to earn a living and enjoy the fruits of OUR labor, much like the era of the Medici, and certainly not from the labor of somebody else.  This is what gives us a pure sense of who we are and what our purpose under heaven may be.

The business of being and living and prospering in America is alive and well as long as we tend to the daily maintenance protecting such freedoms, such opportunity, such abundance and not take it all for granted.

Final thought -- and it's from Reagan once again -- but it might as well be Romney:

"For the second time in this century, capitalism and the free enterprise are under assault.  Privately owned business is blamed for spoiling the environment, exploiting the worker and seducing, if not outright raping, the customer.  Those who make the charge have the solution, of course -- government regulation and control.  We may never get around to explaining how citizens who are so gullible that they can be suckered into buying cereal or soap that they don't need and would not be good for them, can at the same time be astute enough to choose representatives in government to which they would entrust the running of their lives."

At least Romney hasn't written off our founding principles and good judgment; at least Romney respects the mind-body-wealth connection between commerce and community; at least Romney hasn't written off the fact that this nation was founded upon rights endowed by our Creator -- not government.

Romney hasn't 'written off' anyone when it comes to leading this nation back into prosperity, Mr. President.

And for you, of all people, to vilify a simple comment taken out of context -- one that was clearly  and rationally separating the electorate as to 'what's mine, his and ours' -- with your track record?  Your audacity is certainly the eighth wonder of the world.  There is not a late show long enough to get through the list of slam-dunk write-off's coming out of your presidency.

You got on with Dave acting more partisan than ever.  Yeah right, Mr. I'm "going to work as hard as I can to be your president."    well you can stop that now.  take a load off.  after writing me, and many more things, completely 'off' for the last four years  -- let me speak for all of us when I say we have had enough; but tune in next time, when we review your top ten list of things you should NOT have said; you know, the things you have said, or contributed to, in the reckless divide of the people, spinning this country into further chaos and depression.
But you wanna know the really good news -- in about  fifty days we get to write you off.  Hope Beyonce and Jay-Z and Letterman were worth it.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's About Lines Drawn Firm and Lines Made Up out of Thin Air Thing

Dear America,

he was simply answering a question -- basically, somebody asked him how on earth are you going to prevail over a big-government powerhouse, like President Obama?  [and it happened MONTHS ago, in MAY, what does that tell you?]

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney told a past fundraising audience, his remarks recorded on a video obtained and reported yesterday by Mother Jones magazine.  "All right — there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them"...going on to add..."[they] believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it."

They will vote for this president no matter what. The president starts off with 48, 49… he starts off with a huge number…. These are people who pay no income taxes — 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes. Our message of lower taxes doesn’t connect,”  Romney tells his audience. “What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful and look at voting one way or the other."


pure un-edited honesty...well, oops, well now that would be a lie.  It was a wee bit edited.

In any event, he is absolutely right.

Just as Obama will never 'reach me' -- or connect with me on a policy level -- Romney admits he has already lost the die-hard big government entitlement fans.  He wasn't speaking about Medicare or  Medicaid or Social Security -- he was referring to those who "believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it [the free cell phone crowd]." 

He was calling attention to the contentious divide already in motion, having been fully orchestrated by the current president of the United States between those who pay taxes and those who don't.

Romney's point:
"You have a clear choice in this election. The president has a clear point of view that believes government builds it and that we should have a more and more government-centered society that plays a more intrusive role in our lives telling us what kind of health care we can have, how much of our money do we make and of course taking credit for the things we build. My own view is very different. My view is that free people pursuing their dreams, building free enterprises, taking risks, employing one another lifts us as a society, helps us have good jobs. I know what it takes to create that kind of entrepreneurship. Our economy runs on freedom, not on government and I will restore the freedom that makes America strong."


The Left fails to recognize that President Obama has written me off -- he doesn't spend energy trying to win me over.  He knows I'm a gone-er.  He knows that big government entitlement programs and stimulus and quantitative easing and bail outs and free abortions and stifling our domestic oil/gas production and piling on the unfunded liabilities into oblivion and so on and so on does not appeal to me.

Matter of fact, I think women should be fully responsible for their own bodies, and the choices they make, accordingly.

The president loathes me in every way.  He may not say it out loud -- but that is what he thinks.

He thinks that because of me, and people like me, he's got to work twice as hard to get re-elected; and to that end, he doesn't speak to me...pretty much ever.

I fall into a category outside of his peripheral vision -- being neither African-American or Hispanic -- not a supporter of Planned Parenthood being funded by the taxpayers at all; I don't believe the "National Organization of Women" includes me;  and I consider "Code Pink" more my favorite lipstick shade than a radicalized women's operation hellbent on instigating more noise and mayhem than creating actual good.

I believe a moment of silence, for prayer and reflection, should be brought back to schools -- along with character building, morality, and ethics curriculum all the way through twelfth grade.  I believe teachers should be fired for criminal behavior on the spot, not held and paid full salary in some kind of rubber-romper-room; and outside of criminal wrong doing, simply held fully accountable in every way for the quality of teaching, the year in and year out performance on the job.

yeah, I believe, a woman can pay out of pocket for her own birth control -- and even if money is tight Sandra Fluke, I believe in a woman's power to find a creative solution to absolutely everything.  But that is neither here nor there in this moment, in these times.

Running deeper than all that is my belief that America is not better off.

Our credit rating continues to be downgraded; while our economic competitiveness around the world has fallen for the fourth straight year in a row.

We continue to implement ideas centered around big government coming in to save the day -- printing monopoly money, overzealous stimulus spending, ignoring the rising national debt, implementing a brand new entitlement in Health Care -- and thereby allowing government to control 1/6th of our economy,  with much of our "hope and change" coming by way of Executive Order, rather than lawful process.

And given the latest wave of violence in the Middle East, we don't even have the time to address the whole foreign policy hot mess this administration has got us into -- friend or foe, ally or enemy, some lines dating back to '67, are all smudged at best.  [did you know the Armistice Day of 1967 was June 4th?   the now infamous apology tour of the president has centered on remarks made in Cairo, June 4, 2009 READ IT again today, now with the added perspective of the  last four years having played out the way they have played out...It's like the difference between LINES Drawn Firm and LINES made up out of thin air.]

You see, I am one of the president's 47%; and every single day he ignores me -- rattles me -- ridicules me -- and most days leaves me feeling chewed up and spit back out.

In order to change America for the better -- Romney must appeal not only his base, but more important to the Independents.  He needs to gain attraction and approval from those who ARE still on the fence and haven't made up their mind.  And in the process, let's face it -- he will never win over the liberal die-hards who simply want a free lunch, fully content with a nanny state packing it.

Romney is speaking to the whole of America who wants prosperity to rise for ALL  Americans -- not by divesting our true wealth as a republic, or by dividing us into groups by race, religion, sex, economic status, or anything else.  He wants to lift us all out of despair, for these are desperate times.

It's funny -- the Obama Administration didn't speak up on behalf of "Free Speech" until Romney called them out on it; the Obama Administration didn't speak up on behalf of China's suspect trade manipulation until Romney called them out on it (September 13th). 

And about that thing called Trade,  here's a good read from a great producer of fresh air -- The Heritage Foundation.

The Obama Administration (September 17th) has come back answering to Romney twice now in the last two weeks.  In my book, that's two for two. [ ooh -- and one more -- Obama was perfectly happy with reading his Intelligence Report Briefings before Romney started sitting down for them....now guess who is coming to the table?....under pressure....]

Here's Romney, responding to the President:
"President Obama's credibility on this issue has long since vanished. I will not wait until the last months of my presidency to stand up to China, or do so only when votes are at stake." 

that's Romney --

that's Romney -- not talking to me or to the other 47% --

that's Romney  -- talking to the INDEPENDENTS.

get over it.

He believes in AMERICA and he wants to win.

And no matter what the media lets you believe -- it is Obama who is on the defensive; it is Obama on his heels; it is Obama wavering on the ideals that made America great; it is Obama dividing us;  it is Obama answering to Romney every step of the way now.

And this upcoming election is about a choice.  Here are your options:

"You have a clear choice in this election. The president has a clear point of view that believes government builds it and that we should have a more and more government-centered society that plays a more intrusive role in our lives telling us what kind of health care we can have, how much of our money do we make and of course taking credit for the things we build. My own view is very different. My view is that free people pursuing their dreams, building free enterprises, taking risks, employing one another lifts us as a society, helps us have good jobs. I know what it takes to create that kind of entrepreneurship. Our economy runs on freedom, not on government and I will restore the freedom that makes America strong."

I'm sure one day -- we'll look back on these days and just laugh....

Make it a Good Day, G