Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's Thirty Two Thousand Years Times One Hundred Trillion Divided by Three Hundred Million Thing

Dear America,

you know what I'm thinking this morning, I'm thinking -- for the majority of us -- we are so involved with our own concerns in the re-establishment of everyday life (not just this week, but every week), someone could tell us the government is considering a deal that includes 1.6 trillion dollars in "revenues" (new taxes) with 400 billion dollars in spending cuts ...all over TEN YEARS (aka the punchline)....with 50 billion dollars in additional stimulus thrown in.... and we, allowing the majority to do the talking -- would all say, wow, that sounds really good, pass the gravy.

you know what else I'm thinking this morning, I'm thinking -- for the majority of us -- we hear gossip of our presidential family taking another twenty day vacation over the Christmas holiday in Hawaii, costing the American taxpayers FOUR MILLION dollars (biggest chunk of it for planes, limos and entourage) at a time when our country is knee deep in an economic-stand-down holding all of us hostage....and we -- again, allowing the majority to do the talking -- would all poke our heads up and say, cool, cowabunga Barack.

the majority not being you and me, but the 51% who re-elected the Obama regime...

[I caught a few minutes with Mark Levin last night -- it's a secret pleasure of mine while sipping my evening cocktail, interrupting the making of dinner for just a wee bit -- when I heard the most stunning analogy:  the vacation fit for a king costs more than 99.9% of the American people make. Or something like that...for some reason, my instant recall button isn't as responsive as it used to be.]
but just think about it for a moment, if you will....

Hey, remember that story about the French diplomat, Strauss-Kahn, and the hotel maid?  The incident included two interpretations of the real thing, one saying it was just something about nothing -- the other saying, it was a sexual assault.  Well the case was just settled for ...wait for it....wait for it...SIX MILLION dollars.   This hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo,  can now take a 'presidential size vacation' costing more than most people ever make in a lifetime and still have money left over.   And well, Strauss-Kahn, he's now referring to it as a "moral failure." 

but that's just a little more perspective for you about how we look at money.

We abuse our wealth and prosperity -- we don't treat it right; we don't honor it; we don't guard it with our life; we don't even earn it sometimes.  We have no respect for wealth whatsoever. 

We have lost all perspective of what is reasonable and what is not.

We no longer make the connection between decent, honest to goodness hard work and good day's dollar, and more important, how we serve ourselves, take care of our families and our communities for the greater good with that hard-earned, well-deserved, dollar, year in and year out.  As if the life force of the dollar, itself, has been snuffed right out from under it.

The freedom to honor that principle has been lost in the shuffle across the board in everyday life; what flourished under our founding principles coveting our free enterprising spirit, along with the underlying philosophy sheltering self-reliance and independence that goes with it, as we grow wealth and acquire property -- has been attacked from all sides.  Progressives, with their hearts set on making the American Utopia, have methodically destroyed the methodology -- the methodology that re-creates America from the ground up, inside and out, generation after generation, year in and year out.

A trillion dollars.

What's a trillion dollars these days, right?

We no longer recognize just how MUCH!  a trillion dollars is, let alone recognize it's true value.

How about this angle -- if we took a dollar bill and threw it out the car window every second of the day, it would take  THIRTY TWO THOUSAND years to throw out a trillion dollars. For more brain-iac back up on the subject, go here.

[one million seconds is eleven and a half days; a billion seconds, 32 years...a four million dollar vacation equals throwing a buck out the window for every second of the day for a month and a half...]

SO suddenly we are looking at a multiple of 32 THOUSAND years times sixteen simply to pay off our national debt.  That is, only if government stopped accruing debt right this second and not a second more.

Cocktails, anyone?

We spend 10 billion dollars a day as things stand, or fall,  right now.

Cutting 400 billion dollars?  What does that do?

Taxing "the wealthy" 1.6 Trillion dollars OVER TEN YEARS, when we accrue deficits of 1.3 trillion every year like clockwork?   What does that do?

THE UN-funded liabilities -- an area we haven't talked about for many moons here on the old g thing -- is staggering; this reality, in real numbers, settles in at horrendous multiples of trillions of dollars.  This is for commitments made for things like Medicare and Social Security... and currently this number looks like this: 84 trillion dollars.

Last year, it looked like this.
Next year, it will be over a hundred...trillion.

That's a whole helluva-lot of moral failure, don't ya think?

How about this thought:  32 thousand years times [84 trillion plus 16 trillion debt = 100 trillion] divided by 300 million caretakers.

Merry Christmas, baby.

Here's a perspective ripe for ridicule -- and it's the viewpoint of a president, and one that he repeats over and over and over again, sounding like a nincompoop:  "we can take the trillion dollars we save from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and put it towards our debt...or pay for grandma's hip surgery...or fund another fifty years of electric car research..."  or something like that.

[Mr. President -- you are speaking in terms of funny-money and sound like you're twelve and playing Monopoly.  Collecting money when landing on "free parking" only happens when making up our own rules as we go along (and only Monopoly aficionados would get that).  Are you trying to break the bank?]

But let's all rush out at midnight on Thanksgiving night and buy, on credit, a big screen TV, or three!   It's such a great deal, why stop at one.       yeah, yeah, that's  a good idea. 

Every day we borrow 4 billion dollars just to keep afloat.   And the president's idea of correcting our fiscal cliff -- talks about curbing a mere 400 billion dollars, taxing "the rich" 1.6 trillion dollars, and spreading it out over ten years -- without even addressing the 84 TRILLION dollars in unfunded liabilities we have gathered over the years -- oh, and lest we forget, throwing in a 50 Billion dollar stimulus just for good measure...

we are so screwed.

we are so stupid.

we are so screwed.

we are so stupid.

It's been a rough couple  of days for G -- I threw out my back some time Wednesday and haven't been the same since.   In a perfect world, I would like to simply fault the fiscal cliff straddling my shoulders.  But, if being honest with myself, I am equally to blame.  The weight of the world is one thing, but surely I did something; I contributed directly with the circumstances thrust upon me.  I zigged, quite possibly, when I should have zagged; looking back, maybe I should have been paying more attention to what I was doing in the moment...  It could just be I took my eye off the power ball and something had to give....or something like that.

Oooh speaking of which -- go here.  Isn't that beautiful -- a mechanic, his wife, and their adopted daughter, get to play with nearly 200 million dollars, if they take it all in one fell swoop.

...that's fifty Hawaiian vacations, in presidential terms, if taken back to back; or in other terms, what the president spent in a day on his trip to Mumbai.   Speaking of India, according to a good spot on The Heritage Foundation's website --  "the Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in foreign markets. In 2011, it funded a reality TV show in India that advertised U.S. cotton."  You know, over five years, that 200 million is ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

For a WHOLE lot more, go to Heritage, here, for the full breakdown by the numbers for 2012.
And for another perspective, go to The Patriot Post, here.

So all of a sudden all of this is making me cranky; and the pill, a hard one to swallow.

All in all, a violating set of circumstances weighs me down while NO ONE in authority seems to recognize the gravity of the atrocities underway; and all of it happening in broad daylight -- with a little over half of the nation's populace looking the other way.

How can we keep this up?

Think about it.

Answer to that is WE CAN'T...even when the re-establishment of everyday life demands it.

Let's go over the cliff; how could it hurt us any more than what we have already done to ourselves. At the rate we are going, destiny for the good Ole US of A is already cruising for a bruising -- scratch that, total obliteration.

Make it a Good Day, G

One million seconds comes out to be about 11½ days. A billion seconds is 32 years. And a trillion seconds is 32,000 years. I like to say that I have a pretty good idea what I'll be doing a million seconds from now, no idea what I'll be doing a billion seconds from now, and an excellent idea of what I'll be doing a trillion seconds from now.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1870699,00.html#ixzz2DjGRQ2ki
Wish Six:  
Wish we never started Social Security, for one... 
Plucked from an interview on NPR many moons ago:  
"You mentioned that those threat of socialism 
and I was reading about 
when the labor secretary, Frances Perkins, 
went before Congress, 
a senator asked her: 
isn't this socialism? 
And she said, no. 
And then he said: 
Isn't this a teeny-weeny bit of socialism?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's the Re-Establishment of a Traitor-In-Chief Thing

Dear America,

here's a definition for you this morning:
"A person who betrays his country, 
a cause, or a trust; 
especially, one who has committed treason."


But since you brought it up, let's go to Treason...

"Violation of allegiance 
toward one's sovereign or country; 
especially, the betrayal 
of one's own country 
by waging war against it 
or by consciously 
and purposely 
acting to aid its enemies."

oh my.

In this day of the life -- in a week focused madly, deeply, on the re-establishment everyday life -- we come to a screeching about face; no more missy nice girl; no more wishing for world peace or flippantly calling for the moving of the fiscal cliff, all in good fun.  Nope.  All that comes to an end.

Old G thing doesn't have much time today; and come to think of it, neither does the US of A.

So upon this happy hump day, we take a look at the Re-Establishment of the Traitor-In-Chief.

Too strong, I hear you say?

I beg to differ; besides, it couldn't be any worse than being directly associated with the party who wants to "put y'all back in chains,"  could it Joe Biden?   Because surely, this kind of rhetoric is simply inflammatory in every way.  The actions of a presidency over the last four years is subject to opinion, of course; and in my humble experience, watching this administration's every move (the moves seen and unseen), his actions call into question his allegiance to country, cause, and the people's trust time and time again. 

We could first look at this by going broad -- as in the decision simply not to defend DOMA.  It is a law, by the way.  And yet, this president just decides for himself, nope, we're not gonna do that.  After making it quite clear while campaigning in 2008 he was a man and candidate who believed we define marriage as between one man and one woman (for political expediency), he changed his mind (again, for political expediency) and playing the American people like a fiddle.  [oooh,  make that a sax -- sure don't want you to rush to judgment, thinking it's delivering some kind of racial bias or "code"].   traitor.

Widening the scope,  we could go to his "all of the above" energy policy -- and realize he's working us there, too.  Energy independence?  How on earth can we do that when he refuses to let the black gold flow -- moratoriums kills drills in the East or West,  with Keystone, still undecided.
And then there is coal.    traitor.

We expect the president to, at the very least, say what he means and mean what he says.  
How hard is that?
To be a man of your word, is all we ask, Mr. President.  Tell us the truth; tell us what YOU will do, not what sounds good with no intention of going there whatsoever..

Here's another one, going bigger and broader:  Obamacare.

It's a tax to all Americans, Mr. President.  What happened to the "no new taxes for the middle class" aka those who you adore so very much?    traitor.

Let's go more fine tuned and look at the policy of "no man left behind."  
The Benghazi breakdown of that policy began with telling the American people a flat out lie; promoted aggressively five days later on Sunday morning news shows up and down the dial through the administration's mouthpiece, UN Ambassador Susan Rice.    You knew, she knew, Intel knew -- everything Ms. Rice noted "as fact" was not "fact."  What cause, who's trust, which country.... are you protecting with these actions, Mr. President?       traitor.

How can we trust any of you within this administration ever again?

How about this guy for president next time around -- surely we could figure out a way to doctor a birth certificate by then...
What... too extreme? 
Too much birther-baiting for one blog? 
Perhaps.  I'll take it back.  But really now --understand the contrasts between a HARPER and OBAMA by reading GELLER, here.

Traitors, dictators and dogs.  oh my.

And since we've been talking about falling off the man-made fiscal cliff [just what happens when global warming and global cooling meets in the abyss made in the middle] -- how about the candidate who claimed he would go "line by line" and clean up the fraud, waste, overspending, duplicate departments, and simply get rid of it from day one.  Yeah, that would be an Obamanism, too.

Instead, he has grown the yearly deficit to 1.3 trillion dollars -- added six trillion to our national debt -- and hasn't come close to taking the line by line agenda to task.  liar liar pants on fire.     traitor.

Let's go back four years to his speech in Egypt , June 4, 2009:

"As the Holy Koran tells us, "Be conscious of God and speak always the truth."  (Applause.)  That is what I will try to do today -- to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.

...And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States.  They have fought in our wars, they have served in our government, they have stood for civil rights, they have started businesses, they have taught at our universities, they've excelled in our sports arenas, they've won Nobel Prizes, built our tallest building, and lit the Olympic Torch.  And when the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the same Holy Koran that one of our Founding Fathers -- Thomas Jefferson -- kept in his personal library.  (Applause.)

[getting personal]  So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.  That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't.  And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. (Applause.)

...The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America, but its promise exists for all who come to our shores -- and that includes nearly 7 million American Muslims in our country today who, by the way, enjoy incomes and educational levels that are higher than the American average.  (Applause.)   [What a strange thing to say...or is it just me?]
continue reading what G is skipping, here.    But here's more:

"...That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people.  Each nation gives life to this principle in its own way, grounded in the traditions of its own people.  America does not presume to know what is best for everyone, just as we would not presume to pick the outcome of a peaceful election.  But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things:  the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose.  These are not just American ideas; they are human rights.  And that is why we will support them everywhere.  (Applause.)

This last point is important because there are some who advocate for democracy only when they're out of power; once in power, they are ruthless in suppressing the rights of others.  (Applause.)  [Really now...where oh where has a thing like that ever happened?]   So no matter where it takes hold, government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who would hold power:  You must maintain your power through consent, not coercion; you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise; you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party.  Without these ingredients, elections alone do not make true democracy."

nice touch there at the end, no?

Now, think of Egypt today.  Think of Israel and Palestine, today.   Think of Libya, today.  Think of how America interfered in the democratic process in Egypt, in Libya, but more important, when we stopped (interfering).  And worse, put the last four years all together, and think of what he said in Cairo and what he's done in America.  

Rule of Law, Mr. President?  what about this.....Oh let me just grant sweeping amnesty to the children of illegal immigrants, that's a good start.  I can do that without congress.    traitor.

And sure, I am bouncing all over the place -- but I can do that in a free country, at least until the end of the day....

In Cairo, circa 2009, the president goes on to say, "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance."

Is that what we are watching today, tolerance?

Why isn't this administration standing up to the new dictator in Egypt, Morsi, and pounding the democratic gavel pleading for him to listen to the will of his own people?   Is this what democracy looks like?  America allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to take over the control of Egypt --  move over Mubarek, make room for Morsi.   Was this action aiding an enemy, as follow through for promises made to the people of Egypt, the community of Islam, dating all the way back to June 2009? 

with a motto like this:
"Allah is our objective; 
the Quran is our law, 
the Prophet is our leader; 
Jihad is our way; 
and death for the sake of Allah 
is the highest of our aspirations"

Are we aiding and abetting Israel's enemy?  Are we aiding and abetting Hamas, in Palestine?   Like the enemy of my friend is my friend...that's so twisted.  In light of who's in charge (as dictator-in-chief),  isn't it treasonous to send 1.5 billion dollars to Egypt every year?  traitor.

Oh and speaking of treasonous -- what about sharing our sovereignty like sharing our spit with the United Nations, now set to call the shots on our right to bear armsUpdate here.     traitor.

So with the re-election of President Obama we come to a stunning conclusion:  we realize we have re-established a traitor-in-chief.  Duly noting, the purely subjective prerogative that it is.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's Simply a Re-Establishment of the Fiscal Cliff Thing

Dear America,

this is what he does...he demands Washington to step up to the fiscal cliff and do the right thing and then he walks away.

oh and now, he's not just walking away, he's back on the campaign trail.

As IF!

As if, Mr. President; as if we need YOU to spell it out for us; as if we need YOU to tell us how much the falling off the fiscal cliff is gonna hurt.

So first things first today on this happy tuesday -- put down the cheese-steak and get back to Washington.

Now I usually have only unkind thoughts about Mitch McConnell, but today, this girl is quite pleased when I hear him say:
"In other words, rather than sitting down with lawmakers of both parties and working out an agreement, he's back out on the campaign trail, presumably with the same old talking points we're all familiar with," McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor. "Look: we already know the President is a very good campaigner. What we don't know is whether he has the leadership qualities necessary to lead his party to a bipartisan agreement on a big issue likes this."

um.  We already know he doesn't have the leadership abilities to reach a decent bi-partisan agreement...just look at Obamacare...but we digress.

Of course, the real question is whether or not Milquetoast McConnell has the constitution to hold this position until the bitter end, demanding more from this president.  All I  wanna do is get up in his face and say, "don't blink, don't blink, don't blink!"

If only he also recognized the so-called doomsday reality -- happening fortunately a good ten days after the Mayan prediction comes to pass -- works in the GOP favor.  Ooooh, now come to think of it, perhaps we should wait until after 12-21-12 to decide anything ...just in case... easily saving us a whole lot of extra worries in this holiday season. Who needs more of that, right?

But seriously, I have no idea why republicans are so concerned about the people's perceptions right now.  This is Obama's cliff!  Say so!  This is Obama's tax increase!  Say so!  Just as it is Obama's brand-spanking new health care entitlement that is STILL wholly, fully, unadulteratedly illegitimate. [nice touch, little miss oxymoron's-r-us]

How can you say that, G?

Well let me tell you how:  Because the Supreme Court RE-DEFINED the Affordable Care Act in order to make it constitutional -- making it quite clear, if you all recall, this piece of partisan trash, I mean,  legislation, is a tax.   Congress did NOT approve it as a tax.  If they had to do that --  it NEVER would have seen the light of day in a recession!  It's a 2.4 trillion dollar tax.

Obamacare MUST be re-litigated in the people's house, or it becomes the shining example of  total corruption of the law of the land.

Honestly, I may not always be the sharpest eye pencil in the drawer [in midnight blue], but this makes me wonder -- just who is in charge of all of us right now? All the king's men are seeming a little daft, no? Let me put it another way, this ridiculous oversight is blinding me in neon lights reading unfukeenbelievable.

say it with me, now, unfeenbelievable!   LOUDER!   UNFUKEENBELIEVABLE!

How does that feel?

Feel better?

I feel better.

Alright, alright, this digression is now getting a little unladylike. let me get back on point...

What would it hurt to just put the decision on hold?
Think about it.
Considering nobody seems to have the juevos rancheros to make fiscal solvency a thing worthy of real discussion IN Washington --  just postpone ANY changes for six months or so.  Take the decision out from under the wings of the lame-daffy-duck session, and give it to the new congress -- the 113th, beginning some time after the first of the year.

It's simply a re-establishment of the fiscal cliff.  Done. [It falls right under the Raising of the Debt Ceiling, if searching for precedence and legitimacy...]

Leave the high crimes and fiscal dimes to another day...what could it hurt?

Just picture it -- the holidays could come and go in peace and quiet and good tidings and all.    [You all DO remember the Christmas sponsored by Obamacare, right?  This congress doesn't do Last Holiday Minute well, why give it to them?]

Ahhh just imagine it -- we can dream about nutcrackers and sugar plum fairies again; we can drink hot toddies by the fire with Silver Bells playing on the wi-fi; we can put our heads in the sand for one more chorus of Auld Lang Syne...


we can ring in the new congress, the new year, a new day, a new commitment to exercise more and eat less,  all at the same time.  Isn't that just beautiful...

And yes, indeed...It is my fifth wish [not to be confused with yesterday's "fifth" but was really only the fourth...who can really keep track of the silly dizzy details these days, right.  But don't you worry that pretty little head, when things like that are caught early enough, it's easily fixed.... hmmm there's another lesson there somewhere... oh well, no matter...]

So then, it's settled:
WISH #5:   
Just say No to the Cliff.

Let's move 'the cliff' to the first day of autumn,  
September 22, 2013.
Oh it's a good day.

For one reason, it's synonymous with fall and I just think that's funny.

And two, it's a day hardly complicated with any major holiday that would dramatically frame the decision with foolish compromises under the gun, like usual.  The closest we get to that is possibly 'back to school' night -- but that works, too, doesn't it...

And three, with any luck, it may force the new 113th congress to work all next summer.

And last, but surely not least, it's a good ten days before the happy presidential couple's 21st wedding anniversary -- pretty sure they have already made plans given the timing of their twentieth was debate night 2012.   Not to mention,  asserting a political win in their future -- it gives them something to celebrate   --saving America, what's not to love? (strike up the band with an evil laugh)

so. my work is done here for one day.
Considering I know my limitations.... all ideas with no follow through  -- here's hoping, through the wonder of mental telepathy and crazy dumb-ass luck, this message gets to Mitch right away.  yeah, right...

Make it a Good Day, G

just fyi -- we'll postpone discussion of leadership changes in the house and senate for later (insert smiley face here).

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's the Re-Establishment of a New Day in America Thing

Dear America,

so... it's suddenly back to the re-establishment of everyday life.

just yesterday morning, yahoo's home page had an array of top stories, beginning with the ratings of the nation's top toothpastes ...how to save on one's heating bill this winter... how to spot the healthiest vegetables....and another, even blaming the Black Friday sales slump on Thursday's "Door Buster" deals (what a riot, huh).

In other news -- after some heavy-lifting, finger-tapping, eye-rolling, and finally some soul searching...Bing  --  Cairo is on fire, Israel and Hamas have temporarily called a truce of sorts, Bangladesh deals with unspeakable tragedy,  and as we all know, the EU is still not ready to meet austerity face to face....
Needless to say, the re-establishment of everyday life can be so subjective, no?

As a tsunami of emotion smacks me right upside the head imagining all the warm and toasty homes simply destroyed by Super-Storm Sandy.  For so many Americans this year, Thanksgiving became something totally unrecognizable in the bird's eye view.

It's the Day After that gets us every time.

All of a sudden the perspective changes, doesn't it.  The more reality bites and chews and gnaws at us, the more we have to dig deeper to find our saving grace, muster the strength and courage to rise above it, and  find the will to climb to higher ground -- if only in spirit.  For sometimes -- given the way this wacky world works -- it comes down to the things unseen as the only things we have left.

If anyone is keeping track, little old g thing is about to pull a Gracie Hart (or is it Gracie Lou Freebush?) from Miss Congeniality and make wish number four: " I really do want world peace."

Just knowing how difficult a personal sense of peace is to come by these days -- asking for such a remarkable thing must be like asking from the world for a miracle.

But come to think of it, is peace... for all of mankind....really all that attainable?  Especially considering that we live in a world that nearly every living thing competes against something, some time, if not all the time?   The day usurps the power of the night;  the youngest child in the family struggles to find a place all his own; the smallest fish in the biggest sea fights to stay alive.  We are surrounded, enmeshed, into a world of conflict, competition, surviving on our God-given talents, attributes, stamina, and intellect every single bloody day.

We can't even shop in peace.

Even when in love, we find ourselves madly, deeply a wee bit insane for another person and open ourselves up to never being at peace again -- but in a good way -- and loving every minute of it.  Love shakes us to the core; love hits us like that scene in The Godfather...when Michael Corleone sees Appolonia for the first time -- thunderbolt of lightning, very, very frightening -- boom.  Sure, peace is made, it's there underneath it all; it's made over and over and over again.

Even Greenpeace doesn't use tactics of peace and harmony to make it's voice heard -- they use tactics that disrupt, intimidate, guilt, and vilify business; and in another light, generally community organize to be the community antagonizer.   Does it really help -- or hinder -- in the open dialog in search of community resolution?  Do they think for one moment about the coal-miner's sons and daughters who are fed, clothed, and tucked into bed at the end of every day?  Oh yes, it takes a village, indeed, but not my village.

Even the Sea Shepard group comes knowingly as the good-shepard-obstructionists that they are.

Having said all that -- still -- in a typical day, for the average whale, coming into the start of yet another week in the deep blue sea...what in the world do they eat and how do they get it?

Enough said. and yet, it isn't.

Whales eat nearly everything that eats, sleeps, breathes under the sea - - from smelt to polar bears.  Oh no, say it isn't so...not the polar bears, too.  Give peace a chance?  Really?  Out in the wild?   Tell me, just how do you, Baby Beluga, sleep at night?

[technically, that may very well be a trick question...but attempting to keep your attention upon a whale's conscience here...do you think he cares about the walrus he ate for lunch or the school of tuna he swept up for his mid-afternoon snack?   Does he pray in gratitude for the life force he's about to eat before making his truly barbaric move?]

Even autumn leaves must cling for their lives for as long as they can....until such time they can no longer put up the fight.... as they scramble in the wind and fall to the ground all tattered and torn;  or do we not consider this to be the same thing?   It's alive, isn't it?   It's mother nature appearing as one still small voice gasping it's final breath of life, crumbling in horror of it's seasonal fate.

The GOP is struggling to find it's place in the sun.  Fractured and splintered after an unimaginable blow, some of the establishment are speaking out in a round robin of 'I toldja so'; while others are just looking to take cover with wishy-washy excuses, while still others seem hell-bent on exaggerating the loss, making themselves over with sweeping declarations in order to totally rebuild the party platform on something new and improved and thoroughly apologetic of it's principles. Big mistake.

Earth to the faint of heart inside and outside the beltway -- all in all, re-establishing the establishment is not exactly what we the people have in mind.

This day just so happens to be on the heels of a good day appearing on The Daily Bell, featuring an interview with Steve Forbes.  

"The way you get a bigger tent is by getting your pro-growth, pro-positive future message out. Whether it's reforming the tax code, positively reforming entitlements, instituting a sound money policy including a re-link to gold, stopping the binge spending, you must put forth those principals and policies in a way that demonstrates these are the best ways to enable people to get work, improve their skills and, as Lincoln put it, 'improve their lot in life.' The tent will expand because people want to move forward in a positive way."

Which of course is funny; for it's exactly what I thought the Romney camp was doing -- or rather, did do.   I thought all he did was talk about the big beautiful American tent and the ways he thought, generally speaking, the tent could improve, expand even, starting with five big ideas that he repeated over and over again.

And he did so like a guy who made a career (or three) masterminding the remaking of companies from top to bottom..... the remaking of the Olympics from a mountaintop in Utah..... the remaking of the state of Massachusetts from welcoming women to top organizational positions to modeling a state run health care system from the bottom up.  Romney -- the perpetual entrepreneur and ideas guy -- is a master at delegation; all we had to do was buy the ticket and enter the tent.

Considering G is fully absorbed into the idea re-establishment of everyday life here on this Monday morning in America, dare I say, there was (and still is) something blocking the Romney door of the tent, to the big top, for all the marbles and the big brass ring and hindering the very possibility of the tent to reach it's full expansion, it's greatest potential.  It's called the new 51%.

For some of us -- respective of how times change and seasons turn -- the establishment of everyday life has grown reliant upon a sense of entitlement overriding the sense of self-reliance.    Defining what exactly should be rightfully deemed the order of the day under 'the establishment' is suddenly up for grabs.  The tent that stood for Unlimited Possibility under a Limited Government has been virtually tossed into oblivion.

Read this:  Who Needs God When You Have the State.

The American Establishment is in pieces -- untied and unfurling in the winds of time.

Much like the multi-cultural experimentation going on, leaving the American culture in a made for the 21st century dust bowl -- we have suddenly come upon a day when the duties and responsibilities to America are struggling to survive, being outnumbered by the forces of nature totally, wholly, abusing the rights and privileges.  The roots have no chance.

As sure as the sun will come up tomorrow, this girl feels quite certain her g-mojo-with-a-go-go will return one day.  But until then, peace is not mine; not only that, it may just be the last thing on my mind.  Who can be settled at a time like this?  Who can sleep?   Who can tuck their babies in at the end of the day and think to themselves, my, what a wonderful, wonderful world?    It's just such a sad, sad day for America -- and don't even get me started on the rest of this planet.

[Speaking of which, where is Hillary?   Why isn't her butt back in Egypt giving Morsi a what-in-sam-hill-is going on?   She was so quick to put the fix on Israel...and overnight, Egypt has been swept back into a dictatorship -- yeah, "called it", but whatever -- but America has got nothing to say about it?  Are you kidding me?]

Never you mind.  Back to the story of US.... and toothpaste, and picking the healthiest vegetables and big screen televisions selling like hot cakes....

You know what they say when you're at 35,000 feet and falling like a bullet train -- put your own mask on first...  
Well, it's time.
Welcome back from the holiday weekend; only hope you stored a few of those chestnuts for later; you're gonna need 'em.

[and how about that protest at LAX?  Union members protesting other union members after leaving the union for better jobs and benefits ...too funny.  Of course, not that funny if you had to catch a plane Wednesday]

The thing is, reforming America is hardly synonymous with the re-establishment of everyday life, considering the way things are now, that is.  It's quite the contrary.

It just might take being a nuisance, being an obstructionist, and clinging for life with other like-minded people in peaceful protest for some time to come...under the rule of law, of course, let's not get carried away.

The time for being thankful for all that is good has passed for another year; and just as there is a time for everything under heaven, we enter into a new season... joy to the world!

So without further adieu, in the spirit of taking the first step to the re-establishment of everyday life, it's time for little g to go brush her teeth, get out of her jammies, and go to work.

Make it a Good Day, G

as if we need one more reason to cry this morning...read this story...and then go hug your family...I am suddenly overwhelmed with more emotion I know what to do with for one day.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's a Thanksgiving Toast to America Thing

Dear America,

"Bread and Water 
can so easily be 
Toast and Tea"

although enlivened fully by this little morsel,
discovered just yesterday on the world wide web,
the G that falls to tears so easily is immediately overwhelmed with how far society has crumbled.

We are like 300 million crumbs trying to hold ourselves together.

Clearly, the things America has inherently relied upon to do the work of the binding and  the blending -- for the sole purpose of uniting and  assimilating into One -- has been lost somewhere in the mix.

One culture  ----  prospering and glorifying in the freedoms and liberties for all, in equal portion.... under the Constitution, under Natural Law, under a Limited Government, and under God....and framed with individual duties and responsibilities working alongside the rights, like magical mystery beaters working in tandem ----- has tragically fallen prey to a method and ingredient re-do, supportive of a multiculturalism that will neither rise to the occasion or it's historical significance, let alone a future protective of our founder's best intentions set forth. 

[and yes, without hesitation and sticking a thumb in it --  it's directly linked to the current  anti-sugar, anti-bake-sale, anti-bacon, anti-butter, anti-extra-large-coca-cola, anti-anything-good stuff dictated by the little Mrs -- Michelle O. and the likes of a Mr. B (bloomberg-doomberg) -- but this very well could be just a wee bit of leftover post-election bitterness showing.]

But to put this into a perspective we might all understand this morning - - just imagine the iconic Thanksgiving side dish, the Green Bean Casserole, without the Campbell's Creamy Mushroom Soup holding it all together?
oh, you get it now?

What we have here is a situation.

Some liken it to a family feud between the have's and the have-not's -- the upper crust vs. the overworked ooey-gooey middle and the poor pasted to the bottom of the proverbial pan.

Oh, but we can't talk about it.
What happens around the dining room table, stays at the dining room table. 

Case in point, Romney, who was recently flavor-blasted from all sides for uttering just a few words of tough love, a scosh of reality meeting up with a good hard dose of the truth and served with a mound of grace and compassion....because he truly cares a deep fried rat's ass about the family -- about AMERICA!

So, what we have here is a situation.

We are all essential ingredients; but it would seem we have the same people showing up for dinner that haven't contributed a thing...ever.   (While this demographic keeps growing, and is widely recognized to be on a trajectory that exponentially exceeds the revenues coming through the door.)

[AND NO -- just to be clear -- we are NOT saying those feeling ENTITLED to receive in WELFARE are the same as those fully deserving to receive through the entitlement programs truly worked for and fully paid into....okay.  These two groups are polar opposites]

Oh my.

So, what we have here is a situation.

"Bread and Water 
can so easily be 
Toast and Tea"


And perhaps, now compounding upon my vulnerabilities (effervescent and ever present that they are)  and letting  my Pollyanna-pilgram imagination have her way with me  --  allow me to be so bold as to add,  it's this kind of sentiment that has carried us in America, for richer or poorer, all this time.

Think about it.

America created the opportunity for all walks of life to come to the table and make something -- be it a life, a purpose, a career, a wealth, a family --  and all in the pursuit of happiness.  But it was this kind of attitude -- making lip-smackin' lemonade out of our lemons and looking on the bright side of things -- that this nation has not only survived, but thrived!

Sadly, we are no longer breaking bread together or sharing the wine. 

We have taken perfectly cooked loaves and drowned them with false-truths -- masterminding division ripe with name calling, racial epithets that take us back centuries, promoting incivility between our brothers and sisters simply because we disagree on our politics and religion -- and thereby, in the end, producing the homegrown masses ignorant of our true principles and forever feeling separated more than ever before.

No.  It's possibly not more than 'ever before'.  We probably felt much the same way back in the days leading up to our Revolution; we probably felt much the same way back in the days leading up to the Civil War; we probably felt much the same way back in the days leading up to the RETURN of civil rights, rightly fought for and unconscionably taken away at the hands of bad government and poor policy and racial discrimination.

We may have a situation but we've been here before.

As a family, we get through it, together.

Words from Grandpa George [as in Washington]:

"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us"

That was a day in the life of October 3, 1789.

Flash in the pan to today:

"Many Thanksgivings have offered opportunities to celebrate community during times of hardship. When the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony gave thanks for a bountiful harvest nearly four centuries ago, they enjoyed the fruits of their labor with the Wampanoag tribe -- a people who had shared vital knowledge of the land in the difficult months before. When President George Washington marked our democracy's first Thanksgiving, he prayed to our Creator for peace, union, and plenty through the trials that would surely come. And when our Nation was torn by bitterness and civil war, President Abraham Lincoln reminded us that we were, at heart, one Nation, sharing a bond as Americans that could bend but would not break. Those expressions of unity still echo today, whether in the contributions that generations of Native Americans have made to our country, the Union our forebears fought so hard to preserve, or the providence that draws our families together this season....

On Thanksgiving Day, individuals from all walks of life come together to celebrate this most American tradition, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country. Let us spend this day by lifting up those we love, mindful of the grace bestowed upon us by God and by all who have made our lives richer with their presence.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 22, 2012, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage the people of the United States to join together -- whether in our homes, places of worship, community centers, or any place of fellowship for friends and neighbors -- and give thanks for all we have received in the past year, express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own, and share our bounty with others...."

Let us give thanks and praise; let us reward the day with believing such sweet sentiments of God and Country from the soul of an American president is as true today as it will be tomorrow, both inside and out {for full text).

"On Thanksgiving Day, individuals from all walks of life come together to celebrate this most American tradition, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country. Let us spend this day by lifting up those we love, mindful of the grace bestowed upon us by God and by all who have made our lives richer with their presence."


"...Those expressions of unity still echo today, whether in the contributions that generations of Native Americans have made to our country, the Union our forebears fought so hard to preserve, or the providence that draws our families together this season...."

Um.  That would be Divine Providence, Mr. President. 

Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea, which can so easily sustain us, being the Bread of Life and  Creator of all things good in America, and all.

Happy Thanksgiving to One and to all.  Cheers.

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's a Coup Thing

Dear America,

"This is not an endorsement of the government... 
This is an acknowledgment that there is 
a process under way
inside that country 
that even a year and a half, 
two years ago, 
nobody foresaw."

Words of an American president.
No. The president isn't speaking of the United States -- but he may as well be, given his deep rooted disdain that pops up every once in awhile; not to overlook, a re-election campaign affirming a fundamental revolution from the inside out; not to dismiss the daring comments of a first lady still ringing in my ear from the first round, "we're going to have to change our traditions, our history..."....in  America.

No. He's was in Bangkok, on the eve before what is being touted as an "historical," presidential, extension of democratic support for what is just the beginning of a long and arduous process; it's just an American president visiting Myanmar.

 An American President?  Think that's highly suspect and fully debatable, at this point.  He might as well start saying 'we have more work to do' in multiple languages; he's fresh off the campaign trail and back to being the leader of the Free (and not so free) World.

Sure, let's elaborate:

There's the issue of Israel -- the one and only real ally in the Middle East we have --  under fire.... and he leaves Washington?

There's the on-going, unrelenting issues of Benghazi -- the lie that keeps on giving, that is now fully operating under it's own power with a life force of it's very own, and imploding as we speak....and he leaves Washington?

There's the issue of a Fiscal Cliff -- unquestionably a time for real leadership to appear out of nowhere, to command a change of tone in Washington, if nothing else; and, if we are lucky, get something accomplished in a bi-partisan fashion.... and he leaves Washington?

There's even plenty of controversy and  conspiracy looming...like the one about the Blind Sheik here, here, and here....but he wants none of it -- he leaves Washington.

Of course, the American president can leave Washington...finding plenty of time in his schedule to give praise to the "democracy rising" in Myanmar...because the process of transformation in America is now comfortably anchored into his second term.

His administration is emboldened to do more of this.

Changing history with an agenda more like this.

And now let's repeat-a-link, just in case it didn't sink in the first time....with more of THIS.

Are the actions of an American president just cover for more sinister intentions, part and parcel for changing the new world we give a horn-a-plenty of thanks for this week into a new, new world?   Is the inherent anti-colonialism side of Obama rearing it's ugly head, again?  Remember the 'Churchill Bust' bust, here?  Quick link to a short history lesson, here.

Why is he going to Myanmar at all, and especially now?
And on a week we celebrate Columbus running into 'Plymouth Rock' and discovering the new world, beginning the very process of colonizing America and the days leading up to the first Thanksgiving...
Really now, I'm not all that quick to link to conspiracy theories -- but gotta hand it to him, he sure couldn't have planned this little co-inky-dink any better.  While some say, it's too much too soon.

But really now -- how is it that Burma turned Myanmar "gives us hope," Mr. President?   Seems a strange thing to say...did you really mean to leave the impression that America is more lost than a place like Myanmar?

And then there was this moment, written into the speech at the University of Yangon, which began going something like this: "no process of reform will succeed without national reconciliation" and ending...totally interfering between the Buddhist Arakanese and the Muslim Rohingya with something like this:  "[Rohingya] hold within themselves the same dignity as you do, and I do.   National reconciliation will take time, but for the sake of common humanity, and for the sake of this country's future, it's necessary to stop incitement and stop violence."  [country is nearly 90% Buddhist, with the Muslim population less than 5%]

But as the article points out, the "few Muslims in the crowd were delighted."  Note to self: this president never misses a moment to support Islam....simply fascinating.

“hold within themselves the same dignity as you do, and I do. National reconciliation will take time, but for the sake of our common humanity, and for the sake of this country’s future, it’s necessary to stop incitement and to stop violence.”

Read more: http://world.time.com/2012/11/19/obama-in-burma-u-s-presidents-landmark-visit-brings-hope-criticism/#ixzz2CdjnviUN
“no process of reform will succeed without national reconciliation,

Read more: http://world.time.com/2012/11/19/obama-in-burma-u-s-presidents-landmark-visit-brings-hope-criticism/#ixzz2Cdir0atG
hmmm wonder how you say 'curses' in Burmese?

And so what, the American president has nothing to say about Iran supplying missiles to Hamas to shoot at Israel -- other than something to the effect of, 'oh Israel is perfectly capable of defending herself'?  really? 

He put Egypt in charge of the peace talks?  

You have team Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, talking to Islamic Extremists of Hamas, who are quietly doing the dirty-work of the Palestinians of Gaza, all ganging up against Israel, and the president is totally okay with this?  are you for real, playa?

Back to radical Islamic extremists:

Let's take a look at the how things turned out in Bosnia, shall we?

Is this what democracy looks like... in Egypt?  is it?  is it?

As we allow organizations like CAIR to actually operate in the United States...freely...still?   

President Obama may feel he is on the right side of history when he arrives in Myanmar, Burma, tomayto, tomahto, for his six hour visit in a place where democracy is up for grabs.  But make no mistake, when it comes to his duties as the American President, he is failing America across the board.

Of  course, there are some who might say it's on purpose; it's simply part of the process, under way the last year and a half, to two years, or is it four going on eight...in order to fundamentally and diabolically take America down a notch, or two; it's just a process to right a wrong in the history of the world according to the Chosen One.

The good news:   He can leave Washington, but he cannot hide.

The bad news:  He is going to come back.

The thing is -- we are living a lie in America right now.  It will take the work of every pilgrim, pioneer, patriot from this day forward to correct it.

The question keeping me awake and into "the process" these days -- is the president part of the solution, or is he part of the problem?  [that's totally rhetorical, of course]

Make it a Good Day, G

the deluge of links in this post got a wee bit out of control...somehow or other, the conditions today left little old g thing vulnerable to a coup-de-link-d'etat.  But you might be happy to know, this day has to run for two...given my schedule this week...so take your time plugging through it, if you will.  Crazy things are happening right under our noses and it stinks to high heaven.

Friday, November 16, 2012

It's a Conference Call to the GOP on Line One...and It's a G-Thing

Dear America,

if keeping track...this is my third wish:

Let G be in charge of the GOP for one day [see also More Men Like Thoreau DayGet America to Go All In Day]

At the 9am wake up call to all party members -- especially those in the enviable position to have a soapbox to actually stand on-- I would hammer out a multitude of things to do and not to do. 

Beginning with reminding all live bodies on the other end of the line, you are, each and every one of you, destined to be a part of greatness and to be fully accountable for the rightful return of property, and sanity, to America.   If you aren't courageous enough to handle the heat, just hang up now and keep your mouth shut from this day forward. But for the rest of you, 'be calm and carry on;'  and let's do this!

------ and then I would address the following points of light and love and liberty  (and understand, these things are not in any particular order; it's just allowing the spitfire of  my thoughts to just go...is this a great country, or what)  --------

I would stifle ALL self-inflicted attacks bearing wounds the size of eternity in the lifespan of a typical news day -- meaning, with regards to what Bobby Jindal did yesterday, or the day before -- it would not be allowed.

Sure, it is a free country, he can say what he wants, think what he wants -- but when it comes to being All In for the party, like the libs do, we totally fail making the mark on this time and time again. Romney was articulating a real and clear and present danger about the growing change in attitudes and expectations to ENTITLEMENT in this country; he wasn't talking about leaving anyone OUT, as far as attracting the potential electorate.  [Think of it this way, Jindal, and anyone else who doesn't understand the difference -- an alcoholic must first recognize they are one in order to start the appropriate treatment.]

The second half of this rule falls into an age old adage "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."   Even as we are told we are at war with ourselves, from across the pond and back, we must PROTECT our own -- end of story.  Find something positive to say, use a diversion tactic like the democrats to change the question, if you don't like it... or just say something to the effect of 'you will have to ask him what he means by that'....  and finally, in the last resort option, pull a Gingrich and just find a clever way to remind the left-brain propaganda stream how much they suck.

But heavens to Murgatroyde -- opting to just go out on that soapbox, of your own free will, and demonize a fair observation of your own guy?  are you kidding me?  [yes, you got that right -- there is no way Jindal is getting a gift from me this year; what, pray-tell, gave it away?]

[AND ANOTHER THING!  Just how quick are we to jump ship on Team Mitt?  we are pathetic, people, just pathetic...[talking not just to Jindal now, but to you Dick Morris dot com, and to you Bill Kristol, and to you ...]
And along this line but from a different angle -- given the close proximity to the election itself -- we must also tag the idiocy of people like Todd Akin.   He may very well be entitled to his own beliefs, but when his beliefs make the rest of us look like extremists and nincompoops, potentially just weeks before the biggest changing of the guard ever,  it would be a good time to spot check the rhetoric.

yes, indeed. spitfire @ work.

But when it comes to party convictions, principles, being the party touting everything conservative, we must not hold back.   We  simply CANNOT be led by the media to do a total about face on the guy WE CHOSE! to be the face and agenda for our own side.   Why are we so weak,  letting them be strong?  seriously?  I am beginning to think the GOP is made of clay;  or maybe it's quicksand...or sticks and stones?  What does it matter when it all ends up looking the same?  We turn to mush, allowing the left leaning media, the talking points of progressives, the attacks of the entire Left, control our every move and our message.

Let's open up the line to add this simple 'note to self' from an outside source, Keith Koffler; it's plucked from his piece in Politico today, All you need is love...

the Republican National Committee must today begin a four-year project to bring the message of conservatism to those who aren’t hearing it. Not a message tailored to one group or another. But a message that conservatism works for everyone

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83948.html#ixzz2CPCqjd6L
Republicans want to win national elections, the Republican National Committee must today begin a four-year project to bring the message of conservatism to those who aren’t hearing it. Not a message tailored to one group or another. But a message that conservatism works for everyon

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83948.html#ixzz2CPCTxvOj
"[to win elections, republicans must] bring the message of conservatism to those who aren't hearing it.  Not  a  message tailored to one group or another.  But a message that conservatism works for everyone."

huh rah. thank you, Keith.

It just seems like all of a sudden we, of the GOP, have lost the constitution to stand up for the kind of government we want to have.   Which is ripe for irony, isn't it,  given the party's inherent level of appreciation and respect for this country's guiding principles,  as prescribed in our Constitution!

So real quick now, let's hit a few easy-peezy solutions:
  • replace the guy who sounds like he's got a problem, John Boehner, and admit him into treatment.
  • use the advantage Obamacare, to Negotiate!  It isn't even fully implemented yet and it's already giving businesses, large and small, a heart attack.  THIS is a real and tangible tool, dude.  Use it!  
  • let the president lead on the Fiscal Cliff.  He says he has a plan, has all the right answers, make him lead with it; the art of negotiation is keeping your mouth shut until the other side spells it all out.
  • BUSH tax cuts have worked; look it up!
  • blanket amnesty is not the answer...we've tried that -- legislate an e-verify system and secure the border.  boom.
  • remind the African-Americans and Hispanic Americans that the unemployment rate within their demographic has only gone up since the 60's -- just how has the democrat party worked for you? honestly,  ask yourself that question and be brave enough to hear the answer.
  • designate the Department of  Education as unconstitutional; it is a propaganda stream, indoctrinating our children into the liberal mindset, thereby disenfranchising half of all Americans who believe in conservative ideals for the love of country.
  • open up offices for outreach in the barrios, inner-cities, college campuses, from sea to shining sea starting yesterday.
go spitfire go.

G got lucky last night and had a chance to listen to Mark Levin [his radio show lands right smack dab in the middle of the evening when it's more important to catch up with my girl].  Since I find him still lingering inside my head, allow me to highlight a couple of his thoughts before we move on dot org to the rest of our day:

"It's hard to find a leader in the mush, isn't it, folks?"

preachin' to the choir, Mark, preachin' to the choir [and I thought 'mush' was my line].

"RUN with Liberty! and fight to the death." 
or something like that...

Last thing:  leave Mitt alone.  It's not Mitt's fault, so cease and desist making him the scapegoat long after the unbearable loss; stop looking back to whatever it is we wudda, shudda, cudda done to change the outcome.  Grow up.  Mitt turned out to be our best shot.   But this -- this monday morning quarterbacking of a failed strategy -- this just shoots our own foot every time.   And the unintended consequences of this behavior?  The Left not only eats it up -- it profits by it.  Matter of fact, it can survive off of it from here to kingdom come,  making a pretty good living off of it to boot.

The entire party is responsible, and from this point forward, let it be understood that it is 'all for one and one for all' from here on out.  Be kind and compassionate and open always; be firm and steady and courageous when you must; be principled, without attitude; be a symbol of conviction, without arrogance; stand confident with the pillars of truth crafted for every AMERICAN and teach it, live by it, believe in it with your whole heart, never falter.

It's not over; it's never done.  The duty of being the caretaker of the greatest nation on Earth calls for us to wake up and repeat in the every day.  Sure, we have evolved -- it would seem keeping our virtues is no longer cool, and likewise, self-reliance is, and out of the blue, totally over-rated.   So GOP'ers, if you are looking for easy, you, too,  are in the wrong country. 

If there is nothing more you take away from this conference call, it is this:  put the scissors down and run for liberty in free abandon.  The truth is, it's a lifelong marathon for all generations to come; get yourself a good pair of shoes, stock up on Gatorade, eat your Wheaties, stop being stupid, and run with joy, GOP, run with joy.

Make it Good Day, G

If Republicans want to win national elections, the Republican National Committee must today begin a four-year project to bring the message of conservatism to those who aren’t hearing it. Not a message tailored to one group or another. But a message that conservatism works for everyone.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83948.html#ixzz2CPBilLWw
If Republicans want to win national elections, the Republican National Committee must today begin a four-year project to bring the message of conservatism to those who aren’t hearing it. Not a message tailored to one group or another. But a message that conservatism works for everyone.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83948.html#ixzz2CPBilLWw

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Just What Happens When We Let Ourselves Go Thing

Dear America,

you know what I'm thinking this morning...I'm thinking much of what we are witnessing today, experiencing today, enduring today, stems from having let ourselves go in America.

Initially this thought came from an unexpected candid remark of a remarkable and conservative and beautiful woman, my mom.   But that's what happens, right?  Something takes root inside us, we marinate on it for a little while, and just when we begin to think we have totally let it go, escaping  all recollection, it rebounds off the back of our mind like a boomerang.  bing.

It takes great effort, and good energy, to keep something alive, to stay in relationship, to uphold the integrity and strength of any given thing.

It's not like we can buy a home and expect it to maintain itself.

It's not like we can buy a plant and expect it to water itself.

It's not like we can bear a child and expect the darned thing to raise it's self [as a mom, I feel privileged to say things like that in an endearing way, of course.]

It's not like we can be in a marriage and expect it to nourish itself.

And we could go on and on....but will keep it to just one more:

It's not like we can live in America and expect it to honor itself, all on it's own, without every single one of us doing our duty to protect and defend and most importantly, understand, what this great land is all about.

The ideals set forth by our founders required all generations that follow to actually follow!  And they knew -- because they also recognized the weaknesses of being human -- that it would be a constant challenge; "If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  If angels were to govern men, neither external controls on government would be necessary."  (James Madison, the Federalist Papers)

The founders counted upon the nation to maintain the integrity of  the Republic by recreating an informed, educated, virtuous, and morally upright citizenry.   As Madison said:

"Is there no virtue among us? If there is not, we are in a wretched situation.  No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure.  To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.  If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men; so that we do not depend upon their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them."

Compounding this notion with a thought from Thomas Jefferson :  "Virtue is not hereditary."

Meaning, we have to work at it -- collectively and individually, we must learn and develop and maintain and dare I say, even nourish! our own virtuous life in the every day.   For if we were to let ourselves go, then "no form of government can render us secure."

In The 5000 Year Leap, the author, W. Cleon Skousen, spends a great deal of time on our nation's foundation; I'm inclined to say 'America's foundation' is the red thread throughout the entire book.  Everything seems to bounce back to the firm, structurally sound, reliance on good self-government in order to create a good, foundation-ally and functionally enlightened Republic to last the generations.

Not only do we in America no longer teach the ways and means of a virtuous life - - we neither model it, speak it, or defend it....in the collective, that is....generally speaking, of course.

We can't even talk about living by our virtues (and that especially goes for all the time our children spend in the public school  domain) -- unless of course, we wish to be quickly labeled a fanatic, an extremist, a religious zealot.

Indeed, "a wretched situation" may be upon us.

The aim of our founders was an emphasis on creating an enlightened electorate in every stretch of the imagination, in order to keep this republic whole.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

...a crusade against ignorance; establish and improve the law for education the common people.  Let our people know that the people alone can protect us against these evils [of misgovernment]."

...all in for more Jefferson, all the time.

It takes work --  it takes effort -- it takes energy, to maintain a free people in a republic; we cannot expect it to grow and nourish itself.

The wretched thing is, we seem to be more disenchanted these days to do the work; or, we expect other people to do the work for us.  And now, it appears, to even utter so much as one word about it, we might as well have committed an act of violence against all humanity.

Take for example Bobby Jindal, yesterday....

Oh wait... first, it all started with this -- Mitt Romney, to supporters on a recent conference call:

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.

 “With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”

Romney said Obama followed what he called the “old playbook” of seeking votes from specific interest groups, “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” the New York Times said. “In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Romney said.

continue reading here.

Mitt was only calling attention to a reality created by, and for,  the political life-force of progressives (we can't even call them liberals anymore).

But just how did Jindal -- aka one of his own -- respond?

"I think that's absolutely wrong," Jindal said. "We have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote. ... So I absolutely reject that notion, that description. I think it's absolutely wrong. I don't think that represents where we are as a party, where we're going as a party. That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election."

continue reading here.

With all due respect, dear Bobby, the GOP is NOT the party doing the wooing and the dividing; that civic infidelity honor goes to the progressives.  And it isn't anything new, by the way; they have been working this demographic bombardment for a century.  How about we talk about that, Jindal?

For the Left, for the typical progressive, this kind of divide and conquer is so fundamental to their trickery and tactics, apparently, for some of us, it goes unnoticed, as if totally acceptable -- as if the Left holds a special clearance, some kind of politically-warped exception to the rule,  to systematically, unilaterally  (and oh so clandestine) be allowed to go there.

The problem is NOT in the governor going there.  The problem is that we, the Right, behave as if we are afraid to go there.

Earth to the new reality, and to the so-called new demographics we must compete against, and to the republican establishment that wishes it were bigger, brighter, bolder just like the democrats -- find some balls, juevos rancheros, cajones, before speaking up in public.  [yeah, and I don't even care if I spelled any of that wrong]

It is US - -conservatives in general, the masses in particular, and the liberals in droves -- who seem to have let ourselves go.

We have let ourselves go -- virtually without a fight for what I can see -- to those just waiting to pounce and take advantage of the unimaginable evolution of a certain wretched situation amongst us!

One of my favorites from Samuel Adams:

"The Utopian schemes of leveling [re-distribution of the wealth] and a community of goods [central ownership of the means of production and distribution], are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the Crown.  [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional."

Perhaps Mitt stopped just shy of calling our new, cool governance "unconstitutional" -- but why not?

It is true, Bobby.

It is as true today, as it was in yesterday, in yesteryear.

[These ideas -- our Nation's Ideals]  Just because we have stopped teaching it, leading with it, modeling it in every way, doesn't make it any more unreal or untrue in the real world.

we've let our Truth go, America...

that is just the sad, sad truth.

But make no mistake:  Our Truth about Good Governance is not the problem; it is not the evil one. Our truth about maintaining Good Governance is by the Grace of God what has protected us, united us, and enriched us in every possible way....until quite possibly now... clearly stuck, aimlessly, it would seem,  in a wretched situation.

Contrary to popular belief -- or is it just a wave of modern day mainstream propaganda -- our ideals truly do work for every one, equally under the law, in true free form.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the foundation -- unless of course, you consider how humanity has perverted, corrupted, abridged, defiled, and defied our most precious principles, virtues, and Constitution, bringing it's very integrity into question and, ultimately, ripe for utter ruin.

other than that, let's keep on keepin' on, right?

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's About Doing the Wrong Thing

Dear  America,

good morning new world.

good morning Thoreau.

" 'that government is best which governs least;'

and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.  Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,  -- 'That government is best which governs not at all;'  and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.  Government is at best an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient...

This American government, -- what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity."

Well now,  now that the president has imagined himself a full mandate to have the will to do and do what he will, let's stop looking forward for a moment and recollect a particular week in a day in the life that has come to pass.

Like the one when Newsweek declared, "We are all Socialists Now."  

After vilifying republicans for socializing our banking industry, the editors of Newsweek just laid it out for us little people:

"If we fail to acknowledge the reality of the growing role of government in the economy, insisting instead on fighting 21st-century wars with 20th-century terms and tactics, then we are doomed to a fractious and unedifying debate. The sooner we understand where we truly stand, the sooner we can think more clearly about how to use government in today's world."

The term "we" not being all the same, we  might add.
For the full scoop, see Tim Graham's blog on Newsbusters, here. And the original Meacham piece, here.

More Thoreau:

"The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it."

Indeed; we are in quite the state now; the role of government has been "abused and perverted before the people can act through it."

Now what?

Hence the mounting petitions to the government for secession. 

"All of this is unfolding in an economy that can no longer be understood, even in passing, as the Great Society vs. the Gipper. Whether we like it or not—or even whether many people have thought much about it or not—the numbers clearly suggest that we are headed in a more European direction. A decade ago U.S. government spending was 34.3 percent of GDP, compared with 48.2 percent in the euro zone—a roughly 14-point gap, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2010 U.S. spending is expected to be 39.9 percent of GDP, compared with 47.1 percent in the euro zone—a gap of less than 8 points. As entitlement spending rises over the next decade, we will become even more French." Jon Meacham, just one of 51% of Americans who doesn't mind turning a little French
Back to Thoreau:

"Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience? -- in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable?  Must the citizens ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator?  Why has every man a conscience, then?  I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward."


It's a lesson as old as time; perhaps  this is a good time to remind ourselves 'two wrongs don't make a right.'

This is not the time to lose all good conscience -- even if it's been done before, Mr. Meacham.

And yet, America seems to be evolving, organically,  systematically, right on cue, just as timely as the arrival of the changing season on Walden Pond.

This is our government now.

Back to Thoreau:

"A very few, -- as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men -- serve the state with their conscience also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.  A wise man will only be useful as a man, and will not submit to be "clay," and "stop a hole to keep the wind away [quoting Shakespeare]," but leave that office to his dust at least --

[and again, he's quoting more Shakespeare] 
I am too high-born to be propertied, 
To be a secondary at control, 
Or useful serving-man and instrument, 
To any sovereign state throughout the world."

...All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable....

...Our legislators have not yet learned the comparative value of free trade and of freedom, of union, and of rectitude, to a nation.  They have no genius or talent for comparatively humble questions of taxation and finance, commerce and manufactures and agriculture.  If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations....[and can we get a shout out from the town square with a snarky 'no duh' here]

...There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly." [double DUH]

Working on that Christmas list early this year [if you happened to have missed the first thing, it was for Americans to be 'all in' for America, mentioned just a couple of days ago] -- you know what else I want?  I want more men like this.

The thing is -- it would seem as if 'we' have all turned to clay; and worse, we are modeling ourselves from a state of total corruption in every way as if it's totally acceptable.

Sure, maybe in light of the republican governance of late, reinforcing the unmitigated and stark reality the future looks bleak if government continues down this path, it is highly troublesome; just the idea of it -- that they, too, are equally responsible and liable for the growing state of ruin in America as any other.  With any luck in the remains of the day, this realization should be a hard one to accept for every single one of us, all 100%, no party delineation needed.

But if anything else be true -- hardly does this give good cause, to reasonably become a contributing factor to authorize just more civil disobedience and fraud from our legislators until the end of time.   While this notion of a  people's mandate to a president -- to go 'all in'  -- giving government 'carte blanche' -- cannot be anything further from the truth.

Just where is the strength of conviction and good conscience of the common legislator acting on behalf of this nation's first and best intention, for the will of the common man -- to be a free people living with a government which does less, preferably nothing, at best?

Putting all grievances of the Benghazi scandal, along with the miscellaneous, and dangerous, liaisons aside -- this is the day we should find ourselves equally ashamed.

Things Known and Unknown.

Things Seen and Unseen.

It's running rampant;  even running into each another;  ideals colliding or extinguishing
and spiraling us into ruin.

No matter; doing the wrong thing is winning.
And according to some, it's what the people want.

Nothing more, nothing less.

But hey, have a nice day....  :)

Make it a Good Day, G