Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Leaning and Misleading and Leaving Nobody Behind Thing

Dear America,

...our president, appearing on Tuesday at the Red Cross headquarters.

And you know what they say -- as goes the president, so goes the G thing.

Now, if you happen to be a conservative, very little the president says anymore comes with any credibility; as a matter of fact, the usual response is a whole lot of skepticism, if not cynicism, if not a total gag reflex.

We want to give him the benefit of the doubt, but unfortunately, he lost that advantage somewhere between the apology tour and yesterday -- ah, what am I sayin', we might as well call it the entire last four years; somewhere between spending nearly a trillion dollars on nothing in the "shovel-ready" stimulus, and spending two trillion in shovel-worthy Obamacare, and adding six trillion shovel-fulls of debt --  he lost us.

But this?

"We are going to continue to push as hard as we can to make sure that power is up throughout the region.  And obviously, this is mostly a local responsibility, and the private utilities are going to have to lean forward, but we are doing everything we can to provide them additional resources so that we can expedite getting power up and running in many of these communities.

There are places like Newark, New Jersey, for example, where you’ve got 80, 90 percent of the people without power.  We can't have a situation where that lasts for days on end.  And so my instructions to the federal agency has been, do not figure out why we can't do something; I want you to figure out how we do something.  I want you to cut through red tape.  I want you to cut through bureaucracy.  There’s no excuse for inaction at this point.  I want every agency to lean forward and to make sure that we are getting the resources where they need -- where they're needed as quickly as possible."

I thought to myself, seriously?  aw no he di'nent...

That's quite a combo you threw out there; did you think of that on the fly, all by yourself?  Conjoining the MSNBC's "lean forward" all while making a direct contact with your own campaign slogan, simply  "FORWARD."  -- and magnificently conveying the message to a bevy of bureaucrats that there are "no excuses for inaction." 

So like the president said, let's get moving more forward.  He immediately added this:

"So I want to repeat -- my message to the federal government:  No bureaucracy, no red tape.  Get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration, because the recovery process obviously in a place like New Jersey is going to take a significant amount of time.  The recovery process in a lower Manhattan is going to take a lot of time."
Not sure what he meant by "as hard as possible, and for the duration"  but for the sake of moving forward, let's continue.

He goes through a phase, liberally throwing 'resources' into his remarks left and right   --

"And part of what we’re trying to do here is also to see where are some resources that can be brought to bear that maybe traditionally are not used in these kind of disaster situations...There may be resources that we can bring to bear to help some of the private utilities get their personnel and their equipment in place more swiftly so that we can get power up and running as soon as possible..."

"So my message to the governors and the mayors and, through them, to the communities that have been hit so hard is that we are going to do everything we can to get resources to you and make sure that any unmet need that is identified, we are responding to it as quickly as possible."

[Brought to bear, bring to bear; potayto, potahto -- as the president  probably begins to think:  note to self:  may day...bring back the teleprompter... for me to be me but more betta]

And then, he suddenly arrives at a place sounding even more ridiculous:

"First of all, because our local law enforcement, our first responders are being swamped, to the extent that everybody can be out there looking out for their neighbors, especially older folks, I think that's really important.  If you’ve got a neighbor nearby, you’re not sure how they're handling a power outage, flooding, et cetera, go over, visit them, knock on their door, make sure that they're doing okay.  That can make a big difference.  The public can be the eyes and ears in terms of identifying unmet needs."  [yeah...."if you see something, say something" ]

But 'knock on their door?"
There is no door.

And more important, you left out puppies.

[oh a jaded G is so not attractive in the morning  -- indeed.]

Just after this,  he tries to go high, but falls, and at a rapid rate -- clocked at maybe 4 g's in a 2 g- zone.  It's like he's lost his magic  --

"The final message I’d just say is during the darkness of the storm, I think we also saw what’s brightest in America.  I think all of us obviously have been shocked by the force of Mother Nature as we watch it on television. "

If you can turn on the television.

If you still have a television.

But what's gotten into you?  You don't even sound right.

As he tries to save himself  -- and goes right into doing what he likes to do best, telling us a sweet story, as if we are all sitting around drinking beers together:

"One of my favorite stories is down in North Carolina, the Coast Guard going out to save a sinking ship[the HMS Bounty].  They sent a rescue swimmer out, and the rescue swimmer said, “Hi, I’m Dan.  I understand you guys need a ride.”   
But the real stunner of his morning remarks was this -- and it's a doozy:

"This is a tough time for a lot of people -- millions of folks all across the Eastern Seaboard.  But America is tougher, and we’re tougher because we pull together.  We leave nobody behind.  We make sure that we respond as a nation and remind ourselves that whenever an American is in need, all of us stand together to make sure that we’re providing the help that's necessary.


How callous...

How unimaginable for you to choose that phrase...

How reckless of you ...in the wake of Benghazi, having lost our Ambassador and three other Americans in a terrorist attack, in a place where APPARENTLY we couldn't "respond as a nation;"  we didn't have enough information, we didn't have enough time, we didn't have enough RESOURCES in the area...according to you and according to your administration's clear lack of response.  In other words, YOU found way too many excuses, didn't you, Mr. President.

At the risk of repeating myself (but no matter, you do it all the time),  how WAY TOO SOON for you to be saying anything remotely close to the words "we leave nobody behind."  Just hearing it come out of your mouth makes me sick to my stomach.  FOR YOU KNOW as YOU KNEW THEN, as you know NOW absolutely everything you need to know  -- and coincidently, it just so happens to be equally as much as we all know now, too.  But the audacity, to say this in the wake of a father's plea? 

This was the first response for Charles Woods, Tyrone's father  -- as he cried out to you and your administration asking, what the hell happened, what happened to leaving no man behind? We need answers...

As soon as the president said it, 'we leave nobody behind,' I felt this wave of emotion fall over me, instantly connecting my tears with Mr. Woods; I just couldn't believe what I was hearing.  We can't even call this a gaffe on the president's part; for a man thought of to be so intelligent, so thoughtful, so compassionate for his fellow brothers and sisters,  makes no mistakes -- this was a deliberate thought.  After being chastised for more than a month, almost entirely upon the one question as to how we could ever have 'left Benghazi behind' -- he knew better.  But his Excellency, his Arrogance, doubled-down and purposely walked right into it as if to say, 'bring it on, Mr. Woods.'

At the end of his formal remarks, we get a "Thank you very much, everybody.  Thank you, Red Cross."

After one of the worst natural disasters we've seen hit the Eastern Shore ever, we get NO God bless you, NO God bless the United States of America, NO Under God of any kind -- all is quiet on the aftermath front in affirming Something of the Divine.

Closest thing we get to that notion is buried into the second sentence, of the third paragraph, when he says: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who have lost loved ones."  And boy is it fleeting, if you blink you miss it as he quickly moves into the heartbreak and devastation.

Again, going back to just yesterday, or was it the blog before that -- who knows,  who cares, as they seem to be running together -- but what is with this change over you?  Striking differences of attack are noticeable -- considering you ran off to Vegas immediately after the terrorist attack in Benghazi!  And Lord knows what else was in store for us in the Middle East...you did say we didn't have enough information..that, among other things [like starting with a V].

But you thought about it and made a snap decision:  the campaign took top priority, with public perception on Benghazi and American safety abroad coming in second.

I guess, hindsight being what it is -- it became a teachable moment for you going into the Sandy affair.  You got to Florida the night before for the campaign run knowing it was gonna blow something fierce up north and by morning light, you saw the light, and flew home as fast as you could.  Well, you didn't; thanks to the American taxpayers, Air Force One took care of that.  good skills, good skills.

And doncha just love our un-biased media through all of this.

Here's a headline from this morning, highlighting yesterdays events: "Obama visits storm victims while Romney campaigns."   

Wrong again. And how misleading.

He showed up at a community organized event on behalf of the storm victims to assist in the gathering of donations.  He didn't make any speech; he merely offered some words from the sidelines in appreciation of the community spirit surrounding  him.  It was supposed to be a campaign stump, true -- but it quickly evolved into a mission.   Anyone who has a problem with that needs their head examined.

And let us not forget, the president is simply doing what he is supposed to be doing.   For the next few days, he's a walking paid announcement --  totally endorsed by himself, for himself, and approving his message every step of the way -- somebody might as well tape a FORWARD placard to his back... without him knowing it, of course.

Make it a Good Day, G


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's a New World Being Thrown Upside Down Thing

Dear America,

one     week     to       go.

And you know things have turned upside down when the Washington Post Fact Checks a Romney Ad and labels it "technically correct."  Of course, they proceeded to give the ad FOUR Pinocchios anyway -- I guess just because they didn't like it; it was not because it was grossly dishonest, but mostly entirely subjectively grossly disappointing news for the liberal media giant.

From Joel Pollack, @Breitbart.com:

"Here is the naked truth about Romney's claims about Jeep. Romney was wrong to say, in a speech in Ohio last week, that Jeep is moving "all" production to China. That statement, even if it was just a slip, was worthy of correction.

But the Jeep ad airing in Ohio makes no such statement. It says that Chrysler, Jeep's parent, was sold 'to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China.'  That is 100% correct, and has been since 2010, as Tony Lee pointed out yesterday. It is also true that 'Fact checkers confirm that [Obama's] attacks on Mitt Romney [on the auto bailout] are false' and that Romney 'is supported by Lee Iacocca and the Detroit News.'"
Continue Reading HERE.

But this is old news for anyone who follows this little roadster  -- for G highlighted an article  last Friday from the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, that covered every itty bitty dirty detail, as dust was flyin' by the time Bedard was done going zero to sixty in seven paragraphs...  see here.  And his backup came from Bloomberg, see here.

And you know, now that I'm thinking about it -- let's go all the way back to August and a remark made at the republican convention and   "fact checked" here.  Oh right, it wasn't about losing production jobs in Ohio, it was about losing production jobs in Wisconsin.  Ya got me there.

Oh my goodness Oh my goodness

Oh not convinced yet?

READ THIS -- just more old news same story, going back to October 16, 2012.

[And yes, the g-ster is making you read a lot today, what else is new -- but you know what they used to say, "reading is fundamental..."]

oh, getting tired of reading already -- let's watch some  TV --

wow, right?
[and thank you, Vince Wade, for giving us that youtube thriller.]

You know what else is turning upside down?

Obama's nasty negative campaign based entirely upon lies, ridicule, and conduct unbecoming of a president.

You know what else is turning upside down?

Something way more important than that.

For this morning, we must continue to send our prayers east.  The count is up to thirty people who have died,  seven million people without power, and countless Americans under water.  Sandy has become the poster child for nature's wrath and unimaginable destruction.

Even though playing in the world of political opinion has become almost second nature for me on most days, this morning, my heart continues to push pause. 

So until we meet again, which should be tomorrow, allow me to come to a screeching halt. Perhaps it's a good day to simply take care of our loved ones and count our blessings large or small -- for we have seen, with our own eyes, just how quickly things can be blown to smithereens.

Make it a Good Day, G

One more thing to be expected in the wake of Sandy...it's just a little something having absolutely nothing to do with Obama lifting a pen or enacting a tax... is the economy will get a massive tick up in the pick up...with gratitude and appreciation going to flood and fire insurance companies everywhere -- those writing the checks thousands of miles wide.  Reconstruction after the destruction can grow an economy to replace the things which were lost, and calling for more people of all trades to do the handy-work.  May this bring just a glimmer of hope on this tragically dark day.

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's a Day to Be All for One and One for All Thing

Dear America,

Sharp contrast in motion:

FIRST, read THIS, from Peter Ferrara @ Forbes.

Then know this:  HE watched the attack in Benghazi, and the very next day he flew to Vegas for a fundraiser.  Appropriate?  Good Call?  huh, allow me to think about that for all of two seconds.

But cue an epic storm, "Sandy" -- he's all of a sudden remembered he needs be the leader.  The President goes back to Washington.

Oh hindsight is 20/20 isn't it, Mr. President?

If only.

If only you had stayed in Washington circa September 12th, 13th, 14th -- at least over a few days, just long enough to get plenty of photo-ops sitting in the Oval Office and showing the world you were on it.  If only you had given it more thought to the advantages of staying, instead of squeezing in a few senseless appearances in the middle of unmitigated "acts of terrorism."  If only, right?

Clearly, looking back at moving FORWARD, the question of 'should I stay or should I go now', was not even considered; you went -- and by all appearances, with no regrets.

Clearly, looking back at moving FORWARD, posing the question of 'who denied requests of more security and why' seems irrelevant, if not totally absurd, to even ask.  It was, and still is, beneath you to answer to such preposterous revelations of any breach of duty whether aimed at you, or anyone within your administration, right?

Who gave the order to 'stand down' right smack in the middle of it?  Not Panetta.  Not Petraeus.

Fast forward to after the fact --  after making an impromptu general statement in the Rose Garden, and after weeks of blaming a video (and about that...talk aboutsomething 'sketchy'...)   -- when we arrive at reality bearing down on a defensive president saying "the suggestion that anyone in my team...anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive.   That's not what we do.  That's not what I do as president, that's not what I do as Commander-in-Chief."   @Second Debate.

So ironic.    The title, by definition, is to lead the military! through the storm, through the battle, in peacetime and war.  When a moment to stand as the Commander-in-Chief  is before him,  and demanding his attention to order a MILITARY RESPONSE of a terrorist attack [correction, the "act of terror" running in live feed right before his eyes]   he chooses to retreat and then LIE his way out of it.

And Sandy -- now that's a thing calling for his undivided attention.  Matter of fact, he needs to stop campaigning 'full-stop' (that's nav-speak, Mr. President... oh, of course you know...being it's an everyday term used on the bridge of the place where planes land...).   The situation room is calling; he needs to go back to Washington to tell us something we already know:  just stay home, listen to the Emergency Preparedness projections of this storm and prepare; don't do anything foolish. 

Not that a storm can lean right or left -- it actually goes in circles...and how funny is that, but how quickly we digress. It does beg another question:  Which will turn out greater than the other -- the Big Benghazi Lie or the anticipated epic storm bearing down upon our East Coast as we speak?   

It doesn't matter though, does it?  In this moment, we share in the immediate concern for 50 million Americans sitting in harm's way.  So in that spirit, we will keep things rather tame here in Gland.  It's just not a good day to play politics, now is it, Mr. President?  And surely, it would be offensive for anyone to think otherwise.   All politics aside, it's just a good day to be all for one and one for all, for that's what we do.

and all we can do now is pray, and pray hard. 

Make it a Good Day, G

Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's a Saturday Night in the Kingdom Thing

Dear America,

i won't be here for long.... BECAUSE it's SATURDAY Night!  In spite of every urge not to say a word until Monday, the reversal of fortune going on is just begging for a bloggin'.

According to Gallup, the president now sits at an uncomfortable 49% DIS-approval rating and a 46% approval rating.  Don't believe me?  Go here -- the October 24-26th compilation, added just this morning, puts Obama down 2 points in the approval department and up 2 in DIS-approval.  While for Romney, he continues to be pulling out ahead in the "likely voter" column at 51% to 46%.

Now let me tell you what else is going on...in my humble opinion, of course --

AMERICA, as a whole,  is tired of being divided.

And more than that, we want a happy president.

We want good relations with our brothers and sisters.

We want decent jobs, a purpose in life and Sunday dinners with the family.

We want to see the country move forward while still clinging to our founding principles and first intentions.

We do NOT want a president who puts tired, worn, divisive, separation tactics and rhetoric between us.

Let's just say, for a majority of us, we've evolved.   And putting it another way, we're over it.

Our leader, President Petty Pusher, is failing us; and it seems highly unlikely he will ever get the popular nod and wave back in his favor -- let's just say, not even all the king's men or his band of merry media can save him now.

But oh, are they trying....are they trying...

Beginning with a fresh headline from the AP, also this morning, which clearly intends to remind America we're all a bunch of racists....still, by all 'evidence' anyway (and when I say "all" -- let me clarify -- just white people).

Really AP?  Are we?  are we?    "AP Poll: A Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks"  What is that?  Honestly, how did we get back to the sixties?  But maybe more important, let me see the questions that were asked....

Perhaps this is your idea of entertainment for the next ten days leading up to the election -- juggling stories to hype fanaticism, charming and demagoguing, all in good, clean jest and in the spirit of saving the kingdom?  Or is it more simple-minded than that, and just dropped upon us to guilt us into re-electing someone who clearly doesn't deserve it?

Let me remind the AP -- given that America holds a white majority --it was WHITE people who gave Barack Obama the office of the presidency in the first place.

Let me remind the AP --  we (all of us, even if we didn't vote for him) had the overall  impression that he would be different (if you didn't know any better, that is).  But more than that, this man -- Barack Hussein Obama --  deserved our trust and confidence for greater reasons other than the color of his skin; and taking this even further, we believed and hoped that he held the explicit power to finally bring whatever racial divide that still lived in this country to it's knees, and thereby proving to ourselves, as well as to the rest of the world, America had truly transcended prejudice in a most powerful and demonstrative way.

Let me remind the AP -- that IF you dare to be so bold to announce such claims, it would be wise to include evidence of racism from the other side, too.... but nooooo.  We are all led to assume all the way through to the bitter end that mirror, mirror, on the wall, a black person is the most tolerant of them all.

Let me remind the AP -- there are a 300 million ways to look at this thing called racism, but clinging to the tired, worn, divisive foregone conclusions over and over again doesn't get America anywhere good.

Here's a comment from the director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, Fredrick Harris. "The last Democrat in the White House said we had to have a national discussion about race. There's been total silence around issues of race with this president. But, as you see, whether there is silence, or an elevation of the discussion of race, you still have polarization. It will take more generations, I suspect, before we eliminate these deep feelings."

I just can't help but get stuck on the deep seated self-fulfilling prophecy.  Which reminds me of something that might work and it goes something like this:

And sure, what do I know, I was born a white girl... there is that.  And  I get that, too, Whoopie.

And on that note, may I recommend to the AP a good read HERE, from Kevin Jackson @American Thinker -- in all of it's brute honesty and rare courage, may I commend this brave American, Kevin.   And FOR MORE from him, please go to his website, The Black Sphere, hereSomething tells me I've got a new favorite place to hang...

Looking back, way back, here's another headline -- "Can Obama hold onto the African-American Voter in 2012?"  It's old news considering the post is from the Washington Post -- a paper which recently endorsed Obama, I might add --  from the fall of 2011.   But no matter...this year, last year, aren't they beginning to run all together by now.   But seriously, isn't the question itself alarming -- proposing that the president should have an edge with a certain group of citizens based solely upon the color of his skin alone; while the article continues, it articulates a rather startling concern -- can he, can he, can he possibly hold onto the office by color by number in 2012?

Wow and wouldn't this idea of winning be right out of the book of Grimm, taking the crown by whatever means necessary, and stooping however low -- be it racism, class-warfare, discrimination,  or simply attacking another man's castle for no reason but at the expense of real change for the entire country.

Isn't the Aftrican-American community able to think outside the color of their skin much like white people?  Did the oh so very white Hillary ever stand a chance back in 2008?

You know what I hate, AP?  I hate this!  I hate this garbage you throw around like pennies for a comment.

AND why are we speaking in voting blocks at all?   Oh we've met the enemy, alright, and they are us.

WE ARE ALL AMERICANS first, and foremost.  E Pluribus Unum!  Let's act like it!

Real enlightenment is an age and a process that happens underneath one's skin -- and it begins with being taught not to hate.  And it happens to be an explicit duty of every parent, every mentor, every teacher, every preacher, anyone who comes into contact with our children to make it so.

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."  Martin Luther King

Just where did the 'old' candidate for office go? Where, oh where, did the 'we're not a white america, or a black america, or a latino america ... president of these United States wander off to?  If a president gets lost somewhere in the deep, dark political woods and falls down, and nobody is around, does he make a noise?

Oh enough, I say, ENOUGH!  away with this chatter...

Let's climb back to the top of the parapet -- we have a huge reversal of fortune going on for President Obama.  More people are lacking the faith in this American President than not; it was just yesterday when the president was at 48% approval rating, while today, things have completely turned upside down.

Cue the round-table of what happened earlier in the day...

For a campaign all about moving "FORWARD" -- they sure spend a lot of precious time looking back.  For example, the president was campaigning and throwing down the big slam -- referring to Romney's policies as  the "big re-run"  of GWBush and incredibly still blaming his predecessor for his own demise!  And this is the president's framework for a second term?

And Romney, he simply proceeded to act in a rather presidential fashion, beginning with  calling for more cooperation in Washington.

The president's message is unraveling; the nation is beginning to question the flip-flop of his rhetoric to win re-election, and it's clearly not sitting well. It's like we've all been poisoned.  Between his desperation now showing, between his miscalculation on the big Lie in Libya now telling, we are beginning to look forward to something truly new, with only a memory of a lost presidency left behind.

We get that something new in Mitt Romney.

"something old, something new, 
something borrowed, something blue"

and a marriage awaits.

sound the trumpets.

and the kingdom, well it appears like it couldn't be any more happier.

America really truly wants to move forward; and to that end, we want to see our president walk in grace, peace, compassion, excellence, truth, courage, honor and honest to goodness might sunrise to sunset.   For if thy Excellency doth  perform anything less than thou hath honorably intended, than thy doth not shine good upon all of us. 

Now, without further adieu, thy must be excused to practice writing thy new name....and that's just a wink and a nod to the girls who know exactly what I'm talking about...

Yours truly, in this day of our Lord, amen, hallelujah. good night and god bless.

And Make it a Good Day, G
even though, still, it's Saturday Night!

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's the Corner of Too Much Bull and Broad Thing

Dear America,

Business is Great
People are Terrific
Life is Wonderful

this is the kind of attitude all of us should have, all the time.

It was plastered to a bumper...and I thought to myself, whoa. I wanted to jump out of my car and meet them right then and there.  I wanted to see it, touch it, affirm it; I thought to myself, let's redistribute more of THAT!

You know the Gallup poll has a new number for the unemployed at 7.3% [whatever...]; while the underemployed number is holding at about 16.3%.   And I thought to myself, that's 23.6% of the faithful primarily unhappy in their daily purpose to create income.

Business is Great...
“As many of you know venture capital and private equity is one of the key mechanisms by which we finance new businesses in the state of Illinois,” state Sen. Obama said in a speech before the Illinois Senate on May 30, 2003.  “For a variety of reasons, Illinois has been lagging behind some of our competitor states in the formation of venture capital and its deployment in terms of seeding and funding new companies.”

This little tidbit is per ABC news, snapped from a post @ the Washington Free Beacon, titled "Obama Was For Venture Capital Before He Was Against It."

The article continues, saying:

Obama proposed a private equity task force in a resolution, in which he said that private equity “offers the best opportunity for long-term economic vitality, for the expansion of jobs, for the improvement of productivity and a quality standard of living, and for providing the greatest number of citizens with genuine opportunity.”

"[Private equity]offers the best opportunity for long-term economic vitality, for the expansion of jobs, for the improvement of productivity and a quality standard of living, and for providing the greatest number of citizens with genuine opportunity."  and yes -- it was worth repeating.

Just what has changed for you, Mr. President?

And if you believed it then, how come you despise it now?  Some might begin to think you are running that  Chevy Volt* dream car of yours all over the map, with that stark raving hypocrisy of yours riding shotgun. [*He really did say he wanted one]

And if what you said way back in 2003 is true -- which I, for one, would have to whole-heartedly agree with you  -- then wouldn't the mind and experience of a venture capitalist in the Oval Office be just the ticket?

Just imagine it!  Having a guy sitting in the Oval Office coming with 25 years Venture Capital experience -- creating the environment for the making of jobs, expanding companies, starting new businesses, changing lives, and creating wonderful.

And yet, we can't dwell on that thought for very long, as I couldn't help but notice another article at the same place, which began going something like this:

"The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a report soon to be released by the United Nations that calls for an international campaign of legal attacks and economic warfare on a group of American companies that do business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc."

and continues with:

"The Human Rights Council (HRC), a body dominated by Islamic countries and known for its hostility to, and heavy focus on, the Jewish State, issued the report. The George W. Bush administration refused to participate in the HRC, but President Barack Obama joined it soon after taking office. Members of the HRC include infamous human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, China, and Cuba.

 The Obama-approved body maintains a “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories [sic].” The current rapporteur is American college professor Richard Falk, a 9/11 “truther” who once posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his personal blog."
If so inclined, you can continue Reading HERE.

People are Terrific...

But allow me to get back to this business -- where is the president on this shocker?  Mr. " I'm all about Jobs, American Jobs, American Companies, American Competitiveness, American Stock" -- what are you planning on doing about this?  Holy Toledo.

And speaking of Toledo --  the two candidates are tied up in Ohio at 48%.  BUT -- did you hear?  Apparently, Chrysler is thinking about shipping the making of 'ALL or SOME' of it's JEEP line to CHINA.  I would hold up on that early vote until you find out more....you can start HERE.

Just think, Obama was out there on the campaign trail just yesterday and didn't say a word about it. huh.

Paul Bedard, of the Washington Examiner, mentions the president, the auto-bailout, a number of times, including this highlight:

"Obama is such a fan of Jeep that he included a picture of himself speaking at the Toledo plant in his newly released second term agenda binder. In his address to the plant in 2011, Obama said, 'I just took a short tour of the plant and watched some of you putting the finishing touches on the Wrangler. Now, as somebody reminded, I need to call it the 'iconic' Wrangler. And that's appropriate because when you think about what Wrangler has always symbolized. It symbolized freedom, adventure, hitting the open road, never looking back.'"
Well now -- looking back to that comment and Chrysler's new reality -- is that irony smacking the president right in the face with a few bumps in the road?   So prophetic, isn't it?   "I need to call it 'iconic' Wrangler" -- ya got that right given that Jeep is as good as gone baby gone in another year.  

But hey, the President keeps saying he is a 'man we can trust' so he must be trustworthy because he also says he 'always says what he means, and means what he says, and trust matters'.  [...that is just the G crib notes of every speech made since the last debate]  

...And only then does the same president spend the rest of his speech ridiculing his opponent about frivolous things that are either not true, misunderstood, exaggerated, or ridiculous.  He can't really talk about his message, or his policies, or his record, because nothing  has worked.  Scratch that -- it's worked -- but only on paper. It sounds good, anyway.

Speaking of things askew -- the polls are a fine example.  Up until now, most polls were dramatically pulling in Obama's favor across the board, mostly because they over-polled the democrats, and under-polled the independents and republicans.  Which is so strange...  I wonder if the operative being a liberal college or think tank has anything to do with it?

But notice how, as the election gets closer, the polling has made dramatic shifts and swings in Romney's favor.  What's happening?  A little thing called long-term investment:  the numbers need to be accurate, otherwise, the pollster loses all credibility.  If bias warps the reality, nobody would pay any attention to them next time around.

For example:  Consider the polling of the so-called and so-contrived "women's gap;" this hypothesis never had a chance.  The reality is we live in a wonderful world AND we, the people,  lean just right of center -- that being on most things political and economical and cultural [it's roughly a 60-40 split].  This means, when you get down to business, there are slightly more women who lean right.  The early numbers just didn't add up right from the start.   And on a personal note: Poll me! I've been voting all my life and have yet to get the call.

AND Obama refers to Romney as the big "bullsh&^%ter"....yeah right.  okay.

Oh Wait!  That reminds me of something fun to read.   Looking for a giggle?   Go to The Daily Caller HERE for The top five reasons Politico is garbage, in their own words, by Christopher Bedford. good stuff...

What I find troublesome, is the realization that this president -- in the natural, when he's confident in his surroundings -- really thinks Romney is a bullsh&*ter and is not afraid to say so.  He looks upon the guy's business experience with contempt; he thinks his ideas for economic change are simply too broad, not specific, and that must mean he's got nothing and he's just full of bull.   

Piecing together the last few months of this presidency, the more disenchanted and disappointed I get.  I think to myself, just how in the world did this happen?   

President Obama reveals "little to none" in the firm reliance department of understanding America's true corporate identity; for the words of our founders crafted exceptionalism and enterprise into our foundation with broad, magnificent, strokes, even though every word was carefully selected and meaningful to the core.
Life is Wonderful...

Now, I've got something really good to share from one of my favorite essays in the world, Compensation; it's timeless, thoughtful, and terrific -- and comes from the incredibly, creative spirit that is Ralph Waldo Emerson. [And I've quoted this passage before...circa March 2012...but it's so good, the repeat is totally worthy]  Here you go:

"All things are double, one against another. — Tit for tat; an eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth; blood for blood; measure for measure; love for love. — Give and it shall be given you. — He that watereth shall be watered himself. — What will you have? quoth God; pay for it and take it. — Nothing venture, nothing have. — Thou shalt be paid exactly for what thou hast done, no more, no less. — Who doth not work shall not eat. — Harm watch, harm catch. — Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. — If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own. — Bad counsel confounds the adviser. — The Devil is an ass.

It is thus written, because it is thus in life. Our action is overmastered and characterized above our will by the law of nature. We aim at a petty end quite aside from the public good, but our act arranges itself by irresistible magnetism in a line with the poles of the world.

 A man cannot speak but he judges himself. With his will, or against his will, he draws his portrait to the eye of his companions by every word. Every opinion reacts on him who utters it. It is a thread-ball thrown at a mark, but the other end remains in the thrower's bag. Or, rather, it is a harpoon hurled at the whale, unwinding, as it flies, a coil of cord in the boat, and if the harpoon is not good, or not well thrown, it will go nigh to cut the steersman in twain, or to sink the boat."

GO HERE to EMERSON CENTRAL For the full dose.

I play a game with myself when I read Emerson -- depending upon what is going on in my life, something different jumps out...even if I am reading the same passage, pausing at the same paragraph, with the same words in front of me.

Today, that thing is this: "He that watereth, shall be watered himself."  

Our Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most beautiful thing in the world!  For look what it made!  And yet, to read it, it doesn't come with any specifics...It  just 'watereth.'

Now isn't that something..remember how we started...how an itty bitty bumper sticker can lead to.... incorporation.... which can lead to capitalization ....which can lead to expansion.... which can lead to Emerson ....which can lead to the contagion to start a new day.  In idea form, it's called free enterprising -- as it's all about action and attitude hitting the open road.

Business is Great
People are Terrific
Life is Wonderful

In a free market, we call it just the beginning to something called compensation. Evidently, for our president, it stops at the corner of  'too much bull and broad' to fully comprehend, let alone DO without a bad attitude (or is it bad intentions? bwahahahahah)
Now carry on -- sprinkle -- and spread the word.

Make it a Good Day, G 

Just a few foot notes...

For a real kick in the behind, go here:   READ this from The Heritage Foundation.

And welcome to the new world in California -- it's called Boot to the Neck governing, courtesy of Brown. You know what he says now - - in order to get his Prop 30 passed?  It's a choice between his tax hike or the kids get released from school THREE WEEKS early!  As if there is nothing else that they can cut instead...unbelievable.  

This is called Left foot, wrong direction...step into liquid here. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's an Open Letter to the Dissenter, Colin Powell, Thing

Dear Colin and to the rest of America,

you know, strolling down memory lane this morning, it was July 23rd, 2009 -- the Day After the president articulated his grand bargain for health care in a televised address to the nation -- when this American girl began to blog her way through it...

It was also the Day After Opening Day at the Del Mar Races -- and let's just say, it's a pretty big deal in my neck of the woods. But boy, have we come a long way baby since -- call it something like sixteen trillion horse lengths [Debt created or saved]  and 940 billion bayonets [initial cost of Obamacare] later...here we are.

But it was the stunning news of a repeat of a famous endorsement for Obama that is chapping my sweet little buns this morning.  And somehow or other we get back to a typical day at the races, when the majority of us use a rather unsubstantiated but highly scientific method for picking our horse -- by color.  Of course mine is usually pink!

But voting by color?  Seriously, Colin?  Oh and  I can go there because the vice president in the ticket you like already went there:  as in, when Biden said, 'they'll put ya'll back in chains.'  I'm merely posing a fair question -- last I checked, we live in a country which still believes in the freedom to think, feel, speak, and ask questions.

But no, you didn't exactly put it like that; all we know is that you're voting for Obama again WHILE still claiming you are still a republican.   

Say what? You, dear Sir, are a republican dissenter.
And makes me wonder, just how would you vote between someone like an Allen West and Barack Obama...?  ah no matter...

Someone, anyone, find me another "republican" who is voting for Obama.

Not to mention -- as the former Secretary of State, Four-Star General of the Army, former Commander of US Army Forces Command, former National Security Advisor, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- this endorsement of yours comes the Day After SERIOUS national security questions come to the forefront of everyones minds; and putting it another way, we arrive at the Day After we find out our president lied.

So really, Colin, even After Libya?

You have got to be kidding me!

[For me, I can't understand it, other than it's just a situation of one black man honoring another black man with his trust.] 

For that kind of trust, after the last four years --
  • after adding 6 trillion to our national debt in under four years -- when Obama called Bush "unpatriotic" for adding 4.5 T in eight; 
  • after governing  without a budget for three years, let alone going "line by line" as promised, let alone trying to balance it; 
  • after enacting a two trillion dollar behemoth health care law that will destroy our medical care system for a lifetime and bankrupt the country; 
  • after not doing a thing on immigration reform even though the president had full control of congress until late 2010 -- only to have him, through Executive Order, grant amnesty to everyone under the age of 18 for a political pick up; 
  • after campaigning on being the great UNITER, illuminating us with eloquence and grace that we're not 'a red America or a blue America' and then realizing where we are now ---  more divided, more partisan, more uglier to each other than ever -- [hey MR. President, the 60's called and they want your homegrown dissension ruining decades of hard-earned community gains back....]  
  • after turning out to be NOT the "all of the above" in energy independence president we thought he was;
  • after vilifying the job creators, the wealth and business builders and risk takers for nearly his entire first term -- coupled with the stark reality that his vision for America runs counter to our founding principles and values...realizing now how his ideas for redistribution of wealth, dividing the have's from the have-nots, creating class warfare, are the cornerstones of his second term;
  • after beginning his presidency apologizing to the world for America's bad behavior in umpteen ways -- strategies, by the way, Colin, that you were very much a part of creating! --  and turning America's foreign policy into a policy of "appease and placate"  
  • after this president plays politics with the definition, or is it the admission, of the 'automatic sequester' -- see here and then see here and then put two and two together...um, Colin, so you don't have a problem with our military being cut off at the knees?  The sequester is going to happen and you like it?
That's it.  I can't go on.   This is making me dizzy.

But boy,  that kind of trust of yours must be running some kind of blind -- except in one unthinkable way.

What is at the root of this kind of motivation?   All logic is for naught, all I can imagine is that it has to be to overcome the embarrassment of it all-- that you have to stick with him to save face -- that the big tough Four-Star General didn't make a mistake.    For any sign of objective intelligence back behind the man is not to be found; perhaps it was  left behind somewhere in the Middle East.  And I sure hope you clicked into that link, Colin.

And TO YOU, Devil Dog, you go on with that bad self.  ooh rah!

And just think, we haven't even discussed the questionable diplomacy of negotiating with terrorists, enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood yet...

Oh my, I don't know what else to say about this; feeling a wee bit ferklempt actually.

Just how does this American girl go on with her day?

So Colin, who are you and what did you do with the commanding, decorated, solidly objective Officer and a countryman?

After all this president has done to diminish America's presence in the world, after all this president has done to trivialize our efforts and accomplishments to bring peace and democracy, after all this president has done to divide us even here at home, after all this president has done -- or not done -- bringing us closer to a long hard fall off a fiscal cliff,  and despicably the DAY AFTER Obama's Big Lie to the American people on Libya is fully exposed, for HE KNEW!   -- and we get you, of all people, endorsing him?

This president has NO NEW IDEAS, after having all of his old ideas fail America miserably  -- and you give him your vote of confidence for four more?

This just in from a Rolling Stone interview with the president:

As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. ... [S]he said, "Tell him: You can do it." Obama grinned. ... "You know, kids have good instincts," Obama offered. "They look at the other guy and say, "Well, that's a bullshitter, I can tell."

Of course, this kind of response from our president doesn't surprise me anymore...given his entire performance of the last debate.  He IS so cool, isn't he though?

But Colin, you know who else has good instincts?    Approximately 50% of Americans, given the latest poll numbers.  Oh and the latest information on the so-called 'women's gap' -- oh no, say it isn't so; after weeks of trailing behind your fine idea of a president (at an astounding 18 points!), women are coming back to the middle -- for it's now a virtual tie at 47% a piece.  (Again, where have I heard 47%...oh now that would be looking backwards, now wouldn't it....let's keep the blinders on and keep moving forward, shall we?)

And speaking of the debate, America gives Romney the purse -- and hardly by a nose; according to Rasmussen, at a split of 49% to 41%, the Triple Crown in Debates goes to NothingbutMitt, and he happens to be a stud, too.

But this morning, I'm only hoping YOU check back with your instincts, Colin.  May I recommend a total gut check.   Oh, and no need to make any sudden announcements proclaiming you've seen the light, no.  Just allow the masses to keep thinking you haven't changed on president hope&change and vote for Mitt anyway.  Nobody will ever know (unless of course, the information gets leaked... but you don't have any problem with that, right? so point's moot.)   After  all, you did say you are still a republican....prove it!

That's it.  I have said my piece, in peace --  and maybe even too much -- but oh well; it wouldn't be the first time, and it certainly won't be the last.  And even so,  No Regrets is coming up from behind.

Finally,  let me be clear:   I still Like you -- just not in love with you --  Mr. Powell.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's Time and It's a Good Thing

Dear America,

the more I think about it, the more I understand the measured Mitt of Monday night.

Think about it -- the polls are swinging in his direction, and in a very big way.  Don't you think he's beginning to think -- hey, I just might be the next president of these United States.

What would you do?

I believe it was so calculated, there is no other possible way to think about it.  If Mitt is elected -- every word, every intention, will precede him from this day forward.  Mitt is imagining the day when the buck really will stop at his feet and look him in the eye and say --  tag, you're it.

It took just minutes for the attacks to begin -- being on the receiving end of relentless, ridiculous, rhetoric in rapid fire, and most of it so immature, one's gotta wonder, what are you twelve? 

"we have these things called 
aircraft carriers, 
where planes land on them..."

Mitt was the adult in the room and behaved himself accordingly; why would he even bother meeting up with this kind of idiocy with more idiocy?  Especially when it's recorded, transcribed, for all the world to hear, and read, and replay and repeat over and over an over again.  These fine words and this monumental display of oneupmanship -- of both gents -- goes into the history books.

And then, prospective foreign policy and diplomatic relations begin to take shape, almost instantly!
And then, there is also something that's called straa-te-G [say that with some snark and ya got it] -- and this goes without saying really, for it's simply good strategy to keep secrets from the enemy; keeping plans, pullouts, military movement close to the chest saves lives!

What's funny -- now that the night has had some time to marinate -- is a troubling line...And no, it has nothing to do with horses or bayonets.  It was the flippant remark declaring Romney's policies as "wrong and reckless."  And it's so good to him, he keeps repeating it.

But, which is it, Mr. President, "wrong and reckless" OR:

"You know, there have been times, Governor, frankly, during the course of this campaign, where it sounded like you thought you'd do the same things we did, but you'd say them louder and somehow that -- that would make a difference."

As childish as that sounds,  Romney maintained composure; he was intent, focused, more motivated by the bigger picture -- all he really wanted to do was come off as being nothing like the guy Obama has been painting him as, and attacking ad-infinitum, during the last few months and counting.

AND why?

Because he's not.  And fancy that, we, the people, are beginning to figure that out.

Obama was on fire yesterday -- emboldened by his debate performance and talking trash about "Romnesia."  Like he should be one to talk -- is it "wrong and reckless" or "follow the leader?"  -- is it because of a "video" or "acts of terror" or TERRORISM?-- do you believe in the way of Jesus or Mohammed?  stunning....

Let's resuscitate and go back to a Romney-ism from the night:  "attacking me is not an agenda."  Indeed.

Poor little man, Obama.... he's got nothing.  What would you do without a decent record to toot?  All he's got is a strategy based upon Alinsky's Rules for Radicals to save himself -- ridicule the opponent until they cry uncle.  And if you're Romney, you simply don't play.

And let's be clear, shall we --  we ALL KNOW that OBAMA f&*% Up on Libya.........

Emergency alerts coming out of Libya two hours into the attack prove 1) terrorists were knocking at the door and 2) they needed help.   Earlier that day, notice had already been sent from Ambassador Stevens himself, repeating his growing concern that the escalation of Islamic extremists activity required attention. And here's a good take, read this from a fellow blogspot'er, "In From the Cold".

Not only did the Obama Administration ignore calls for more security in the months leading up to the attack, Libya was neither prepared or reinforced for the anniversary of September 11th; and in the aftermath, the administration misled the nation for two weeks.    liar, liar pants on fire....and yes, I must be twelve, too.

Remember when G -- I mean, "PJ" -- linked you this?  This was DAYS ago.... !  More important, Mr. President, is your administration just incompetent or did you guys just lie to the American people?

............and I say Obama, because he said so, kinda like the buck stops with him.

Another Romney-ism from yesterday's campaign trail went something like this:  'we can take another two weeks of attacks, but what we can't have is another four more years of THIS.'

You know, it's been awhile since The 5000 Year Leap entered into the conversation.  In it, under the heading of "Visualizing America as a World Peacemaker" -- we just might get a taste of a Romney diplomatic leadership.  And before I go further, it may be entirely too presumptive of me in it's entirety -- but no bother; gonna go with it anyway...

gosh, spit it out, G...

It mentions a guy -- and former Under-Secretary of State and former ambassador of Mexico -- by the name of J. Reuben Clark Jr.  As Skousen notes, Clark, a constitutional aficionado, often spoke of America's role of being the great world peacemaker under a policy of "separatism", delineating between that and "internationalism" -- being the world's policeman.  He's also a Mormon.

Clark gave a speech just before the nation entered into World War II, hoping to influence American leaders from joining forces in another world war.  This isn't about giving a hindsight opinion after the fact; this is more of a recollection of perhaps our founders' best intentions when our country was designed.  This is a day in the life in the year of our Lord 1939 -- and it's simply beautiful...

"America, multi-raced and multi-nationed, is by tradition, by geography, by citizenry, by natural sympathy, and by material interest, the greatest neutral nation of the earth.  God so designed it.  Drawn from all races, creeds, and nations, our sympathies run to every oppressed people.  Our feelings engaged on opposite sides of great differences, will in their natural course, if held in due and proper restraint, neutralize the one [with] the other.  Directed in right channels, this great body of feeling for the one side or the other will ripen into sympathy and love for all misguided and misled fellowmen who suffer in any cause, and this sympathy and love will run out to all humanity in its woe....

...It is our solemn duty to play a better part than we can do by participating in the butchery...
...having in mind our position as the great world neutral, and remembering that the people of these warring nations have been led into this conflict largely unwittingly, and therefore, are largely blameless, we should announce our unalterable opposition to any plan to starve these innocent peoples involved in this conflict -- the women, the children, the sick, the aged, the infirm...

...If we shall rebuild our lost moral power and influence by measures such as these which will demonstrate our love for humanity, our justice, our fairmindedness...we shall then be where...we can offer mediation between the two belligerents.

America, the great neutral, will thus become the Peacemaker of the world, which is her manifest destiny if she lives the law of peace.  (quoted in the Freemen Digest, October 1978, pp 2-3, taken from  The 5000 Year Leap, W. Cleon Skousen, pp 276-278)

"IF she lives the law of peace."

Now it takes no great stretch for G to make giant leaps, piecing all the itty bitty pieces together.  And make this day no exception to the rule.  For what we have, perhaps -- in Romney -- is the greatest potential for foreign and domestic peace that we have seen in years.

Returning to a sentiment from the final moments of Monday's debate, from Mitt Romney:

going to have that kind of leadership
and continue to promote principles of peace
to make the world a safer place and make people
in this country more confident that their future
is secure...
going to come back, 
and for that to happen, 
we're going to have to have a president
who can work across the aisle 
[...I did and can do it again...]
"This nation is the hope of the earth."

I truly believe -- that he believes -- this to be true.

Barack believes in "the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one."  Read more from Investors Business Daily at Investors.com here.

Mitt talks peace -- and jobs -- a lot; and I for one, would really like to see what he can do.  It's time.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's Peace Arguing with a False-Sense of Security Thing

Dear America,

As expected, it is dizzying the number of ways we could go with this this morning.  It's the Day After the third and final presidential debate.

One thing's for sure, old G is gonna attempt to take this slow and easy...kind of like our measured Mitt of last night, who began the evening with this:

"But we can't kill our way out of this mess.  We're going to have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the -- the world of Islam and other parts of the world, reject this radical violent extremism, which is -- it's certainly not on the run.  It's certainly not hiding.  ..."
Obama's first chance to respond went like this:

"Well, my first job as commander in chief, Bob, is to keep the American people safe,  And that's what we've done over the last four years.  We ended the war in Iraq, refocused our attention on those who killed us on 9/11.  And as a consequence, Al Queda's core leadership has been decimated..."

This is where Romney had an opportunity to go on the attack, but chose not to -- he could have immediately questioned all of what the president had just said, beginning with something like 'not all Americans have been kept safe, we just lost our first Ambassador to Islamic Extremists AND three others!, first time in like thirty years....even after he asked for reinforcements, even after your administration turned him down, even after the consulate had been attacked twice before....Bin Laden may be dead as you have made perfectly clear over and over again, even to the extent of "spiking the football" @ your convention... but Al Queda is alive and well, as we have clearly, horrifically, seen in the last few weeks."

NO.  He didn't go that way - - our measured Mitt.  He took the high road all night long, all the way home.

And more important, Romney never took the bait.

"Well, my strategy is pretty straightforward, which is to go after the bad guys, to make sure we do our very best to interrupt them, to -- to kill them, to take them out of the picture.  But my strategy is broader than that.  That's  -- that's more important, of course." Mitt
It wasn't long after this, the entire debate went south, in my humble opinion.

We arrive at the first sign of the core character of the man Romney was sitting next to ---

"Governor Romney, I'm glad that you recognize that Al Queda is a threat [oh you pompous ass], because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not Al Queda; you said Russia, it's the 1980's and they're now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War's been over for 20 years...you seem to want to import foreign policies of the 1980's, just like social policies of the 1950's and the economic policies of the 1920's...."

catty, petty, arrogant  and chock-full of disrespect.  It sounds like we've got Peace arguing with the False-Sense of Security in you, Mr. President.

And accordingly,  liberals far and wide this morning think this sort of performance should be rewarded; this is the kind of president and Commander-in-Chief they Like -- if the office of the presidency were a facebook page, his page wins.

"Well, of course I don't concur with what the president said about my own record....but I can say this, that we're talking about the Middle East and how to help the Middle East reject the kind of terrorism we're seeing, and the rising tide of tumult and -- the confusion.  AND -- and attacking me is not an agenda.  Attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the Middle East...

...Excuse me.   [Russia] It's a geopolitical foe, and I said in the same -- in the same paragraph I said, and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face.   ..I have clear eyes on this. I'm not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, Mr. Putin. AND I'm certainly no going to say to him, I'll give you more flexibility after the election..."

And you know what else, Romney wore the bigger Flag on the lapel, nana nana na na.

Sure.  I could go through the entire debate.  Page by page, zing by zing.

But long before sunrise, America imploded with 'horses and bayonets' -- what more is there to say on that?

We're totally beating a dead horse by now. badump ba


"Well, I'll be quick.  What you just heard, Governor Romney said is he doesn't have different ideas.  And that's because we're doing exactly what we should be doing to try to promote a moderate Syrian leadership and a -- an effective transition so that we get Assad out.  That's the kind of leadership we've shown.  That's the kind of leadership we'll continue to show."

So on a positive spin  -- didn't the president just say they are equally measured?

It's like Peace arguing with a False-Sense of Security.

Oh it doesn't matter.

In the end, the overall third impression left upon the voters is what stays with us.

And if we are keeping tabs -- in the aftermath -- Obama is said to have won in debate sputter and zings; but Romney won on behaving like a president.

Romney seemed relaxed (maybe too relaxed).  Romney held his tongue.   He was the one who kept taking the step back to look at the bigger picture.

Obama looked like he had daggers in his eyes.  He looked evil.  I can only imagine what this guy is like across the table from Bibi...especially that evening when he left Bibi hanging downstairs while he went up to have dinner with Michelle and the girls.

The thing is, Romney had a plan -- a strategy for the night, if you will -- and it wasn't exchanging jibes and swings below the belt all night long [and me thinks that's a pretty good omen for Romney's foreign policy of the future].

As much as many of us would have wished we were watching a pay-per-view, with Round Two of knock down drag out ringing our bells -- Romney selectively opted to take the road less traveled by politicians.  He chose the high road and simply gave the sitting president a night with all due respect. For the president, not so much.

For example, as Romney duly noted with regards to the Navy -- he said,

"The Navy said THEY NEEDED 313 ships to carry out their mission.  We're now at under 285....that's unacceptable to me."

we get from BO:
"You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships that we did in 1916.  Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed...And so the question is not a game of Battleship, where we're counting ships."

I know, after just saying we didn't need to go 'horses and bayonets," I just did.  But what's one more comment on horses and bayonets, right?

Folks, just listen to the petulance, the snippy-ness, the grandstanding upon a remark from this president of ours...

It's like Peace arguing with a False-Sense of Security.

But this is where Romney had a chance to come back and come back hard, but he didn't.  He let it go.  Not out of weakness, but out of strength.   FACT CHECK:  The Navy said THEY NEEDED more ships -- it wasn't just something he thought of all by himself.  And that Battleship dig...really?  That says something more about Obama's sophomoric knee-jerk reaction, then one of a measured diplomat... black-hawk down.

And wait, there's more, only seconds later, from BO: "and you know, we visited the website quite a bit and it still doesn't work."  [referring to Romney's plug of his plan on the website]  ooooh burn....

Grow Up, Mr. President.

YOUR foreign policy is not working no matter how many times you say --

"...now that you have a democratically elected government in Egypt...."   yeah right.

"...I will stand with Israel if they get attacked...we have created the strongest military and intelligence cooperation between the two countries in history."  yeah right.

"...and so we decimated Al Queda's core leadership in the border regions between Afghanistan and Pakistan.."  yeah right.

"roads and bridges"

go teachers.

Oh my, and how enlightening the final thoughts on the night....

Included in Obama's, he says "and we've been through tough times but we always bounce back because of our character, because we pull together..."

On that note, perhaps you should stop asking for transcripts and get yourself a mirror.  Do you like what you see?  

Is the Obama we saw last night putting his best character forward?
How can he even speak character and keep a straight face after the way he acted?

After all, doesn't this behavior personify what we see as being wrong with Washington -- that being, the bitter partisanship that has blocked the possibility of real reform?   This behavior of the president just might explain everything.

Ugh.  How did we get here -- when the community organizer with NO foreign policy experience at all, when the guy who had to bring on Biden to give him substance on the subject (oh the irony) -- decides to chide and ride Romney all the way through?   Unbelievable.   Send away 'the crown' and bring me a leader.

Here's Romney --

"This nation is the hope of the earth.  We've been blessed by having a nation that's free and prosperous thanks to the contributions of the greatest generation.  They've held the torch for the world to see -- the torch of freedom and hope and opportunity.  Now, it's our turn to take that torch.  I'm convinced we'll do it.

We need strong leadership.  I'd like to be that leader with your support.  I'll work with you. I'll lead you in an open and honest way, and I ask for your vote.  I'd like to be the next president of the United States to support and help this great nation and to make sure that we all together remain America as th the hope of the earth."

Romney came in peace and left.... exhibiting it in every way.

And Obama, well as much as Obama wants to believe, what's happening in the Middle East is not the rise of democracy, all thanks to him.  This line pretty much says it all:

 "One thing I think Americans should be proud of, when Tunisians began to protest, this nation -- ME, my administration -- stood with them earlier than just about any other country."  

first, he sounds juvenile...we stood with them before anybody else; but second, it's that ME thing that gets me every time.

the third -- [just G, revisiting a little thing called Iran] "well, first of all those are reports in the newspaper. They are not true."

so there you go...  What I, Me, Obama got wrong is not true; what I, Me, Obama got right, is everything else, and as to Mitt, well, he just wants to copy me...[cue the tongue sticking out]

It gets down to who do you believe and trust more.

It gets down to who do you believe IS more presidential.

I believe that the entire night could be characterized as Peace arguing with a False-Sense of Security.
Good Job, Mitt.

But let's get back to this morning.

The reality is, as Americans, we must  not be feeling very secure in our commander-in-chief - - otherwise, our response to the debate last night would be more demonstrative; our natural, organic gut check this morning, from sea to shining sea, would be far more evident; our hearts would be at peace...  

...and it's not like that at all.

As a matter of fact, we wouldn't even of needed to watch the debate on foreign policy if we felt good about what's going on around the world;  we would have just watched the game, instead. But that wasn't the case, now was it?  We needed to be convinced, reassured, and told the truth for an hour and a half.  Not sure if we got that either.

Of course, as we are all well aware, there is a virtual tie going on between the two sides; our loyalties are in stone.

Thankfully, come November 6, independent thought and decision will reign. Hopefully, it is in favor of the only candidate who truly stands for self-reliance, independence, free enterprise, and peace...lots and lots of peace.

Make it a Good Day, G 

Need more feedback on the night?  Go hereOr here. Or here (yeah, you're right, this one is not like the others...but run with it anyway... free your mind a little.)

Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Numbers and Negotiations, Secret Tapes and Secret Deals Thing

Dear America,

47% tie.

hum, where have i heard that before?

thank you mother jones.... now moveon.org  for here is the transcript of the 47% night -- at least, as much as the "secret tape recorder" would allow.

oh G,  now isn't this really old, old news?

sure -- but given the Left still gets plenty of mileage on it, I figured it wouldn't hurt to go back to the night in question....especially since, alas, we are at a plum tie, at what?  yeah, that's right, forty-fricken-seven-percent per an NBC poll, sent out to the world on a sleepy Sunday morning.

Is it just me, or is Mitt right smack dab on the money?

The prelude to the 47% answer?  A question from the audience that went something like this:

Audience member: For the last three years, all everybody's been told is, "Don't worry, we'll take care of you." How are you going to do it, in two months before the elections, to convince everybody you've got to take care of yourself?
Notice the frustration in the question itself.
If you really think about it, the question is probably on the minds of many; someone, somewhere, nearly any hour of the day wonders how did we get here and more importantly, how do we get out of this mess .  How do we return to self-reliance, something considered to be a cornerstone of this nation?

It's called bare honesty, desperation really, begging the question -- just how do you, Mitt, plan on convincing those people in this country who have grown dependent on government help through entitlements, to find a way to take care of themselves?  

And the private audience got honesty right back. 

Romney: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. [He could have stopped right there]  All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. And he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…

You know, now that we have all had a chance to see and hear and watch the real Mitt in the debates for awhile, it is fascinating reading the transcript on 'the night of the 47%.'  The real Mitt shines through!  You can actually feel his words as if you are there with him..  And if you actually take the time to read his remarks from that entire night -- for starters, you would find him almost as funny as the night of the Al Smith dinner...not kidding.  Here's a second chance to link to the source.

But thanks to mother jones, the night gives us a mother-lode of a measured, magnificent Mitt -- all night long. 

In any event -- the two are tied at what?  47%.   Guess how many are not budging, now that we are only two weeks out from the election?  yup.  Four and seven.  put 'em together and you get 47%

Here's another angle:  The Left has clearly asked the Right to believe that the president referred to the Benghazi attack as an "act of terror" in the Rose Garden speech as being equivalent to "terrorism."  [which is bull, but whatever]  SO blanketed statements all being the same, Mitt was referring to those people who are dependent on ENTITLEMENTS, aka "obama money," and nothing more.  Mitt wasn't talking about our veterans pensions, or to our Social Security recipients, or even to Medicare beneficiaries.  He was talking about those stuck on WELFARE programs -- the programs we spend 1.028 Trillion dollars a year on SEE HERE.  Not even this tally of 1.028 trillion dollars includes the veterans pensions, social security, or Medicare...making the context here all the more consistent.

"The Utopian schemes of leveling, and a community of goods, are as visionary and impracticable as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional."   Samuel Adams, for more.
"FORWARD" -- yeah, right; that slogan might as well be written on parchment.

big day, NEW TWIST

Secret Video moves to Secret Deal; just waiting for the day after the election.  [cue the evil laugh here]

Hmmmmm which one happens to be a more serious grievance than the other -- the 47% voter-share reality or secret negotiations with people who don't Like us? . hmmmm....go on...

Well let's first mention, the inaugural deal, the one between the U.S. and Russia...Going back to March, it went something like this:

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir   [creepy]

[oh wait.  Read it again, only this time conforming to the audience much like our president does on the campaign trail; give yourself an accent like a Boris or a Natasha...it just makes it more fun and we need a little levity]

But  the real question remains -- was it really the "inaugural" secret deal --  or is there more?

Come to think of it, wow, I wonder what happened behind closed doors -- in secret -- when the president was doing his apology tour during his first year in office?  We now know the speech in Cairo was before the members of the Muslim Brotherhood.  And then...all of a sudden  we were pushing  Mubarak out and letting the brotherhood in......hmmm  And then we were pushing Gaddhafi out -- by way of Kinetic Military Action and leaving the region vulnerable....hmmm....and the next thing we know, we are ignoring Libya altogether.

And on that note, let's move on to a more current Secret Deal -- with Iran, of all places.

The Times broke the story, even though the White House, well they ain't talking.

Here's more from Reza Kahlili, @ WND.
It seems to be a pretty big deal.

So -- you know what this means --  it's gonna be some kind of fun tonight at the OK Corral, that's all I have to say.

[No, actually, that's not all.]

[And yes, that was a cheesy little link to wikipedia....oh well. Shoot me.  But note the date -- the famous gun slingin' at the 'OK Corral' happened on October 26, at 3pm PST. -- we're fast approaching an anniversary, but it was purely by accident I used the phrase in the first place.  I love how that happens.]

Let's get around to a few things said out-loud and  NOT in secret --

There's always Joe -- speaking to an audience of the "49% Black in Danville, VA", "they're gonna put y'all back in chains..."  I have no idea how he can get away with saying something like this; just imagine it -- this is coming from our vice president!

And more recently, courtesy of ABC News, an exchange with a member of the audience went like this:
They have guns but no bullets,” a member of the crowd shouted.
“Unfortunately, the bullets are aimed at you,” Biden replied, pointing at the man who had spoken and prompting laughter from the audience.
The vice president added that Republicans were dividing the country by talking about “a culture of dependency.” [or is it the Democrats dividing the country by vilifying "the culture of the1%, 2%, top 10% -- the job creators who pay for 70% of everything ?]

And, lest we forget to mention, during the same speech Joe confuses the war in Afghanistan with a war -- happening now? -- in Iran! [can this guy even handle another four more years?] [making it even funnier -- Harry Reid was nodding in the affirmative right behind him...hilarious stuff]

One more simply amazing thing said aloud, sort of -- this time by tweet, or is this really a "re-tweet" repeat:....

"I have no idea why any woman/minority 
would vote for Romney. 
You have to be stupid to vote 
for such a racist/misogynistic twat."

Who's the twit you ask?

The Obama Campaign's Co-Chair, Eva Longoria!  That is some kind of class, isn't it?  I was forced to color it pink just to make it go down a wee bit easier...but honestly, is this message really approved by Barack Obama?

Well now, to recap: the NBC poll has Obama/Romney virtually at a tie.   At what?  that's right...@47%.

And what that means is-- about half of those polled, actually 47%,  are locked into Obama and will not move, much like Romney predicted.  These people could be characterized as those people dependent on getting free stuff from the government (make that from other people, aka TAXPAYERS).  Remember now -- the government produces nothing but bureaucracy; they only know how to spend other people's money, and if they don't have enough, they simply make more of it  [which is also a tax! -- aka INFLATION].

Increased debt ceiling, here we come.

There is another 47%; and I, for one, have no problem calling myself part of the 47 for Romney; no great secret there, is there....But guess what?  There is another poll that gives Romney 51% and Obama 45%.-- per Gallup... 

...perhaps confirming movement unexpected.

BUT if we are truly all Americans still, living  in these great big beautiful United States, I, for two, would be way more alarmed these days by things seen and unseen, said and unsaid --  sshhhhhh
  • the UN is about to take away our gun rights -- some crazy shhh*&t; is going down; 
  • missile defense is being used as a bargaining chip against our allies; 
  • nuclear weaponry aspirations and intentions will have to wait until AFTER the election for discussion, while a letter is on it's way as we speak carving out particulars of the deal, illuminating sanctions that can be temporarily waived; 
  • meanwhile, any sit-down with someone within the Muslim Brotherhood is negotiating with a terrorist organization (it's just a FACT --  it's just that nobody wants to say it out-loud); 
  • or here's a good one, fresh from The Daily Caller today -- meetings with Islamic Radicals at the White House...fortunately, it's no secret when they sign the guest book...
  • and Libya, just a case in point of how Al Queda is not dead, that Islamic Extremism is alive and well, and coming in all shapes, sizes and locals -- Obama's foreign policy,  leading by apologies and pandering from behind, is no way to move "FORWARD"........

Trust is so over-rated, right?  But what do I know...I'm just a girl.

OK so now I think I am done for one day; now we just have to wait.  We will have to wait, and wait, and wait until the end of this day, before we witness the final duel, metaphorically speaking.  For anyone interested in reading up on a few famous ones, real ones, you can  go here.

Make it a Good Day, G