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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's a Simple Question -- Why is it Dark? -- Thing

Dear America,

little g must speak now.

as the world turns shades of grey into a sitcom -- between the escapades of Miley Cyrus on center stage, San Diego Mayor Boob Filner's self-righteous resignation indignation (and blaming the media for creating a monster of a story out of his own words) in tandem with the latest smear campaign taking on a prospective local mayoral candidate, Carl DeMaio -- who's being accused of masturbating in a public restroom, and California deciding the one percent transgender population gets to rule over all school restrooms, locker rooms, and even including participation exceptions for all athletics programs  --  what next?

what next?

Now considering the love of my life has been in the midst of fighting for his life over the last two weeks (give or take, five years) -- NONE of this really caught my attention for anything longer than a nano-second;  it's been a perpetual touch and go for the both of us after he survived the emergency surgery.  But boy, do I feel sorry for the rest of you, having to deal with this BS with wits intact.

When a loved one is experiencing a direct assault upon their health and overall happiness, the feeling universally recognized as being under the weather takes on a whole new meaning.  Life virtually stops for everyone. 

And we wait. 

We wait for as long as it takes. 

All the while, anything that comes across our path as too stupid for words, let alone time of day, simply wafts over us like a ripple; it would be so lucky just to get an eyebrow raised.

In my world according to me, G -- I can do ridiculousness all by myself; and it's growing into such a riot, I'm thinking of selling tickets.

But enough about me; how about the seriously sick and twisted acts of Syria?  Can I get a hell-no we won't go?

Not one more American soldier should die or lose a limb to fight alongside these lunatics.

Can I also get a shut the fuck up, while we're at it?  

Who's bright idea was it to lead with the traitor tactics -- announcing our plan of attack, the positioning of warships, even down to the day we will lob a few missiles over enemy lines, and compromising not only our overall military strateegury, but completely taking out the unknown soldier -- the element of surprise!  Hello, earth to dumbshits????

[Girl meet sailor mouth; sailor mouth meet girl]

I'm not sorry for that.
It's just gonna be that kind of a day -- because in all my spare time waiting around for my real life to start up again, I've polished my skills at spitting nails.  It's great fun; why you autta try it sometime, big boy...and if you say that putting a little spin on it, like Mae West, or something, you, too, can maybe find a reason to smile under such horrific conditions [if only for a moment].

Gosh, this world, this country --
it's a fuckin mess.

Didn't need the extra expletive there to convey what I needed to say, but hey - deal with it.

And now, can you see how ugliness can just get uglier as the continuum of time and blog space and ridiculousness implodes upon itself?

What's next?

Where do we go from here?

How will this all end?

Am I just returning to me -- and my baby -- wondering when the love light can burn bright without the use of tubes to get us through the day?

The fate of San Diego?
The California school system, now hanging on by a frayed, misguided liberal thread?
The destruction of civility, a purposeful life, and sanity in a little place called Syria -- and almost everywhere else the sun shines?

From the linked article in the Wall Street Online (above):

Which makes us wonder why the Administration even bothers to pursue the likes of Edward Snowden when it is giving away its plan of attack to anyone in Damascus with an Internet connection. The answer, it seems, is that the attack in Syria isn't really about damaging the Bashar Assad regime's capacity to murder its own people, much less about ending the Assad regime for good...

So what is the purpose of a U.S. attack? Mr. Carney elaborated that it's "about responding to [a] clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons." He added that the U.S. had a national security interest that Assad's use of chemical weapons "not go unanswered." This is another way of saying that the attacks are primarily about making a political statement, and vindicating President Obama's ill-considered promise of "consequences," rather than materially degrading Assad's ability to continue to wage war against his own people.

Our reputation precedes us in all things.

Not to mention -- the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize president is going to unilaterally attack another country?  Syrius-ly?

The thing is: 

We can't take away the striptease once we're at bare butt naked and showing everything -- whether that looks like,

...poor taste, poor judgment, or just the potty mouth that came along mindlessly and willingly for the ride
... the making of empty promises and chest beating threats and then running for cover
...or putting the blame on anything and everything within an arm's reach and headlock.  

Individually -- and ultimately collectively --  we must each stand on our own, by virtue of our own magnificence [or, in contrast, our faults].   While the integrity of the whole depends upon it.

If I were to fully wake up after the loss of a couple weeks and look around -- me thinks my heart would sink into a depression so deep, my only choice would be to fall back to sleep. 

But that would only embolden the enemy now wouldn't it? 
How silly.

America -- Pray for our boys and girls in the military, their families staying home in wait, and for the restoration of order in Syria, Egypt, and throughout the world.  May the miracle of sound thought and critical thinking lead the way before we say or do one more fuckeen thing (masterminded in secret and in tandem with our values, of course).

Is America in favor of another ass-backwards war?

Make it a Good Day, G
without further adieu,
and in
epi-blog true form, indeed...
Is this who we are, America?
 are we killing for fun now? 
beating an old man and a war veteran to death?  

And now scurrying to the other side of the world -- to China -- and to  the saddest thing ever.  There is nothing in my world that can compete with this.  Nothing.   Dear Guo -- the little one who musters the guts to question, "why is it dark?"  That is the question of the day, my sweet.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's Opposites Attract Thing

Dear America,

 so we left off trying to decipher which side was picked...

you know,
in Egypt.

Given last night's pre-season Monday Night Football game on ESPN -- it didn't really matter the side, win or lose.  It was pre-season no less and no more.  Half the time the star players aren't even on the field; where's the fun in that?

Having said that, however, ESPN did pick a side; it was during half-time; did you catch it?  Oh, it happened so nonchalantly, so innocently, hiding in the shadows of a birthday celebration for Jon Gruden (turning 50!) -- if you popped into the kitchen for another brewski, you may have missed it altogether.   Gruden's sidekick, Mike Tirico, handed him a mock, large scale, AARP card on national TV.   Just like that!

Mike, mike, mike, mike, mike didn't even offer Gruden a fair and balanced alternative to the uber-liberal, obamacare tooting, hidden agenda oozing, piece of bureaucratic AA-BS worthy of retirement itself.  Did AARP pay for that plug, or what?  Inquiring minds wanna know.

Oh whatever.
Let old Gthing -- in the fifty-something, something category, herself -- give you another way to go:  AMAC.  It's the Association of Mature American Citizens (over 50) and offers a patriotic, conservative alternative route to take...think of it more like running a reverse, if you must; or perhaps, a quarterback sneak, right up the middle; maybe even a sweep worthy of a tweet for moving your feet to defeat the other side.  Whatever play gets you through the day.

But needless to say -- I stopped watching the game right then and there.  It was only pre-season; who really cares, right?

Like yesterday (give or take), we are continuing on a theme -- it's all about the picking of sides today...

And let's get another thing absolutely clear!

It was just a kiss -- not a kiss kiss, okay?

Speaking of the Russian lipstick lesbian kiss seen 'round the world -- smoooooch.  Care of French24 news online, as featured on Drudge over the last couple of days, the two who lip locked were just happy!  IT WAS NOT TAKING A SIDE, okay!  HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT!...we are both happily married...not having any relationship...it's insulting, what you --  in the media -- are saying...


Now it may be true, girls; you know -- that whole happily married thing, and all.  But let's face it -- you two were making a statement in support of a side.   Given the impossibility, in your country, to speak freely about gay relations clear of penalty or punishment -- a relay sneaky peak of resistance, behind enemy lines, raised the rainbow flag without coming out and saying a word.  It's done and done.  Boom.  Of course you aren't making a statement; the statement not making a statement refutes any semblance of a statement.   At the end of the day, it was truly a marvel of defiance and beauty and wits.

And now to Obama --

Are you -- are you halting aid, or what?
And more important -- is this picking a side, or not?

If you are -- you know, NOT aiding and abetting the Egyptian Military who overthrew President Morsi, representative of the Muslim Brotherhood, in a coup -- then does that mean you are essentially supporting the Brotherhood?

So says someone, somewhere within the administration, according to The Daily Beast, but care of Fox News (did you catch that; that was like a double reverse on the fly):

The decision was we're going to avoid saying it was a coup, but to stay on the safe side of the law, we are going to act as if the designation has been made for now. By not announcing the decision, it gives the administration the flexibility to reverse it.

Oh I get it now.

Remember now, like our Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, once said -- back in 2011:

"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood'...is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Clapper said. "They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera.....In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally."

And thank you, Politico, for the help down memory lane -- because not every thing can be five cents or come from Fox News, right?    (For the complete Politico post, go here).

But back to Clapper.  The Brotherhood is simply about the pursuit of happiness for social ends, for the betterment of the whole, while it's a rather "heterogeneous group, largely secular," too; "there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood" all over the place; and there is no "overarching agenda" and no more a concern than the golden arches of MickeyD's.  And to that end -- the Brotherhood has "eschewed violence" in every way.   Yay team!

If we are no longer sending aid to the Egyptian military, we are choosing to support the other side -- which, lo and behold, is the Muslim Brotherhood.  Oh what to do, what to do.  The art of war, and the art of picking a side without saying a word.

Welcome to that sweet spot between a rock and a hard place.

Not to worry; the thing is -- me thinks the side will be picking for us (again).  

Oh, the Obama Doctrine; it just loves leading from behind, doesn't it now?  [And like the Egyptian PM, Hazem el-Beblawi, said to ABC , responding to the rumors of aid-gate  -- "ah, it would be a bad sign...ah you know, humans, ah, you can survive...ah...don't forget, we had Russian military support for decades...ah...]  Indeed.

Oh to be back at the place when we really have a choice.  

It's gonna sound tres cliché, much like everything I say -- but our defense could sure use a rest; just where, oh where, is the offense when we need it?

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's Just a Girl's Deconstruction of Chaos Thing

Dear America,

so welcome back.

welcome to a new day -- or is it?

Just link the last blog with this blog, and vow to never break the chain.

Via Fox News, just yesterday:

"I know it's tempting
inside of Egypt
to blame the United States
or the West
or some other outside actor
for what's gone wrong.
We've been blamed by
supporters of Morsi.
We've been blamed by
the other side
as if we are supporters of Morsi --
That kind of approach
will do nothing
to help Egyptians
 achieve the future
that they deserve." 
President Obama
Acknowledging the "incoherent" policy under this administration -- the mixed messages, the playing to both sides, the contrived presidential pause to pose a few measured remarks on the chaos in Egypt even in the midst of his seasonal, highly elitist, retreat (escaping the pressures of commanding over the  "ordinary people," of course)     --  even the president admits he's a textbook case.
Just notice how he makes it about us even while he says it's all about them, the Egyptians.

But the truth of the matter is, we are still sending billions of dollars in aid to Egypt  --  and for what?  To who? How is this money, provided by the American taxpayer, being used or, perhaps more appropriately, abused?

From a place called Defense One -- under the post written by Stephanie Gaskell, The Pentagon Has Lost Its Leverage With Egypt, Now What?:

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been on the phone with his Egyptian counterpart, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Sissi, almost every day since the July 3 military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. And every day he has urged the Egyptian defense minister to find a peaceful resolution to the political turmoil. He’s called al-Sissi at least 15 times since the military booted Morsi from power, a Pentagon official told Defense One.

By all accounts, al-Sissi had agreed. Just last week, Hagel hung up the phone with Cairo and was reassured that the Egyptian military wanted a peaceful transition. "Minister Al-Sisi underscored his commitment to peaceful resolution of the ongoing protests, and thanked Secretary Hagel for U.S. support,” the Pentagon said, in a description of the Aug. 5 phone call.

This is a peaceful resolution, a peaceful transition, a peaceful Egypt?

And isn't all of this something --  considering the highly suspect, and extraordinary premature, liberal elitist response in wishing the president's vision for hope and change would be hastily masterminded, translated, and manufactured out of thin air, simply by virtue of awarding a Nobel Peace Prize before he even completed his first year of office.  Oh the hopes! -- "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" -- to come true!

We jinxed it.

From BBC News, US credibility 'in tatters' Over Egypt Crisis...

Since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the US has struggled to strike a balance between support for the tenuous progress towards democracy and protection of its national security interests.

Is the goal really to strike a balance?  Seriously?
How about we try standing on principle with regards to international and national security interests?

How about we just try being consistent?  We meddled and intervened with Hosni Mubarak...we didn't leave it for the people of Egypt to decide way back when... we kinda set this scenario up, didn't we?  didn't we?

By the way, if you so choose to link into that BBC post -- a photo showing President Obama with an Ayatollah beard attached is embedded about half way down, with the caption "President Obama has faced criticism from both sides in the Egypt crisis."   I wonder if the NAACP, or the Justice Department, will investigate it as a hate crime (pick a side)?   [And while we're at it -- snaps to Michelle Malkin here and here.]

The BBC post ends with nothing but emphasis upon international policy meeting clarity :

"I think it's time for the United States to recognise that what we have here is the restoration of a military dictatorship in Cairo," said Tamara Wittes from the Brookings Institution, and a former State Department official working on Middle East democracy issues during the first Obama administration.

"That means that the United States needs to call these events what they are - under American law it needs to suspend assistance to the Egyptian government because this was a military coup and it is a military regime."

No gray area there:  "under American law it needs to suspend assistance to the Egyptian government because this was a military coup and it is a military regime."   Besides -- as  Mr. President "America cannot determine the future of Egypt" Obama and Mr. Press Secretary "this is up for the Egyptians to answer" Carney have outright said -- the Egyptians can handle things all on their own.

Maybe, just maybe, we need to leave it alone.

Which reminds me of this great nations first intentions when it comes to international relations, encapsulating the ideals of our founding fathers who magnificently recognized that this day would come.

From my favorite book in the whole wide world, The 5000 Year Leap, by W.Cleon Skousen -- quoting Washington:

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.  Cultivate peace and harmony with all.  Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it?  It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great nation to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.

In the execution of such a plan nothing is more essential than the permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others should be excluded, and that in place of them just and amicable feelings toward all should be cultivated.  The nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.  It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.

At the close of the chapter, Avoid Entangling Alliances, Skousen poses this:

Looking back, one cannot help wondering how much happier, more peaceful, and more prosperous the world would be if the United States had been following a policy of "separatism" as the world's great peacemaker instead of "internationalism" as the world's great policeman.

Something to ponder, isn't it...

In any event, what the times require is to stand on principle -- even if we must go back 238 years to find it.

But then there's this --
and now returning to the "Incoherent" Obama policy post from Fox News (yes, back to where we began the day) --  which positions John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under W, for argument support:
Bolton said the wisest thing for the president to do would be to not say much at all. He claimed that the reality for the U.S. is that the best option is for the Egyptian military to stay in control, "ugly as it may be." The Muslim Brotherhood, he said, is an "armed militia" and not a political party.

Indeed.  "Ugly as it may be" -- there is that; with a bloody Nile to prove it.

But Oh "to not say much at all."
What are the chances?

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's Building One Blog Upon Another, Upon American Ideals, Upon a Many Splendored Thing

Dear America,

I just love the idea that capitalism is coming back in vogue.

sure, we can't really see it to the naked eye now, but it's there; it's in the seen and unseen; it's in the light and the shadows; it's under our breath and screaming at the top of our lungs. 
Can you hear me now?   YES! YES! YES!

Which leads me to this...
Much like the president's prepared remarks from last Friday -- when meeting up with the Press Corps -- Obama loves to have it both ways.  And as predicted, it's always in the Unprepared portion of the intelligence sharing, that we see the real thing, the real president, in motion.

It's like this:

"See, now I’ve forgotten your first question, which presumably was the more important one. No, I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot. As I said in my opening remarks, I called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before Mr. Snowden made these leaks."
 Because, like I said, Chuck Todd,

"As I said at the National Defense University back in May, in meeting those threats we have to strike the right balance between protecting our security and preserving our freedoms. And as part of this rebalancing, I called for a review of our surveillance programs. Unfortunately, rather than an orderly and lawful process to debate these issues and come up with appropriate reforms, repeated leaks of classified information have initiated the debate in a very passionate, but not always fully informed way. 
[In other words, I -- oh, brilliant one and Commander-in-Chief -- was working on it BEFORE Snowden blew the whistle...Oh, and by the way, folks, in spite of what you hear, I'm "not interested in spying on ordinary people."]

Now, keep in mind that as a senator, I expressed a healthy skepticism about these programs, and as President, I’ve taken steps to make sure they have strong oversight by all three branches of government and clear safeguards to prevent abuse and protect the rights of the American people..."   
[with the emboldened emphasis for kicks and giggles by the Gthing, of course]

If you ask me, the thin skin is becoming way too transparent. 
But let's not dwell.

If you wish to read more on the day, go to the official remarks page @whitehouse.gov, here.

We will circle back and take capital upon America's Free Market foundation -- which, by all appearances, seems mores or less trampled and left for dead [and more analogous to the streets of Cairo upon this frightful news day]. 
And yet, then again, it just might be making a comeback.

[Oh -- but regarding Cairo -- the United States "strongly condemns" the violence; but then again, it's just so hard to walk the thin line between our support of the Muslim Brotherhood -- simply the peaceful demonstrators that they are -- while hoping for the best for democracy everywhere and always.]

But what am I doing; back to the comeback...

Let's first go to Ashton Kutcher Channels Steve Jobs, Calls Himself a Fraud at Teen Choice Awards, by Elizabeth Durand for OMG!.   Just ignore the headline -- along with the arrogance of Durand's accompanying digs, if you will -- and take a moment to grasp the underpinnings of self-reliance and the making of an Ashton from a Chris.  Here's some highlights:

  • "And I've never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was just a stepping stone to my next job. And I never quit my job until I had my next job, and so opportunities look a lot like work."
  • "The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart, and being thoughtful, and being generous..."Everything else is crap … It's just things that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less, so don't buy it."
  • "But life can be a lot broader than that when you realize one simple thing, and that is that everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. You can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life. Don't live one; build one."

Ringing in my ear is a president making that infamous claim, "you didn't build that!" But again, let's not dwell; surely, to dwell would be to lead to a sinking of our own making.

For Chris, Ashton, he never had a job he considered himself "better than." 
That kind of advice is priceless.  

"You can build your own life that other people can live in.  So build a life." 
Don't just live disengaged and aloof to the making of your own life. 
In other words -- self-reliance lives!  Hallelujah and pass the snap cup!

And to that end -- capitalism, growing true wealth, relies upon it.

Now -- where to go next...

Oh right...to U2 and my Bono! xoxo   [And lookie there, another guy who played with his name...Mr. Paul David Hewson at your service]  But let's not dwell and get right to the point he was making, shall we --

“Aid is just a stopgap ---  Commerce [and] entrepreneurial capitalism take more people out of poverty than aid. We need Africa to become an economic powerhouse."

exactly. and what a turn around [or was it...]

For a fabulous speech repeat with rapid reflection, go to The Beacon blog @The Independent Institute, here.  Or go to U2 direct, and hit the link, here.

But just before we move on. There is a powerful C.S. Lewis quote highlighted on The Beacon blog -- a portion covering Bono's interview with Jim Daly of Focus on the Family -- and it's totally worthy of the pink ink:

“When a man is getting better,
he understands more and more clearly
the evil that’s left in him.
When a man is getting worse,
he understands his own badness
less and less.”

Is that not great, or what?

[Oh no, we are not there yet...
must    keep    going...] 

From Moneymorning.com, highlighting the president's words of wisdom -- hailing the free market -- at Arizona's Desert Vista High School just last week and captured by Garrett Baldwin for Money Morning:

"I know that sounds confusing to folks who call me a 'Socialist,'" he said. "I think I saw some posters there on the way in."
"But," he continued, "I actually believe in the free market."
Here's the thing...

As Baldwin continues to make the point to quite the contrary.

Funny thing -- Baldwin's thing finally gets to my thing [oops, pardon me --  if old gthang is gonna be totally honest here -- it is more like his thing made my thing possible.  Baldwin's precise and profound incite came long BEFORE all of this;  accounting my great fortune, this girl is just building upon what Baldwin built.

And here's the just of it to save you time:

These are just a handful of "free-market" solutions set forth by our president - a real Adam Smith.

The reality is that the president hasn't embraced free-market capitalism.

Instead, he's embraced crony capitalism in the alternative energy markets, socialism for the bank bailouts, neo-feudalism with higher taxes and Fed policies, fascism with the healthcare markets, and statism with the ongoing programs that have spied on American citizens.  
The only hope for this country is real, accountable capitalism.

Sadly, we don't have any champions of this philosophy in the administration..."

So there [and if you linked in, you would see Baldwin's undeniable backup];
and doncha just love the added sarcasm from someone who seems to truly appreciate the real Adam Smith.

But please, read the full article outlining the actions of a president in direct conflict with his words. And don't stop there, subscribe to  money morning

[Oh - and don't get stuck on appearances -- the sketchy depictions of the editorial conglomeration of economic gurus that seem to look more like the gaggle of bankers out of Mary Poppins (see under the heading "Your Team") do not serve the site well; but once you get over that, you will find some truly scrumptious stuff; seemingly all built with pride and sound thought every single day.]

While you're at it, hit the link at the tail end of Baldwin's piece, taking you to What the Last Roman Emperor Would Tell President Obama Today, by Keith Fitz-Gerald.   SO GOOD.

I know!
This was a blog of many links -- filling in the dog days of summer with great reads, powerful incite, wonderful advice from all walks of life who are busy building lives, and purpose, and sometimes, things.

It's what I do x

In the end -- let's hear it for good, old-fashioned hard work and capitalism.  It works better than throwing money around; it takes more people out of poverty and takes less government; and when allowed to be set free, really free --  it really, really works!  What a concept.

Make it a Good Day, G

Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's a Blog On the Run Thing

Dear America,

in all seriousness, summer needs to stop now...

What the world needs now,
besides love, sweet love, is a return to routine,
and maybe even posting a blog more often than once a week (speaking only for yours truly, that is).

Yes indeed, it's gonna be bliss...September; early to bed, early to rise, making this girl healthy, wealthy and wise, uh rah.

But make no mistake --  it will be a time for no more funny business, cross my heart and pinkie promise [that being said:  little old gthang here can only extend the promise for as long as the antics of the character-in-chief allows, see back of the blog for details].

It's gonna be all business, all the time, blahg, blahg, blahg.  'Cuz let's face it -- around here -- taking anything more than two or three days between blogs creates a situation.

What, with the mayor of the eighth largest city in America, Boob Filner, behaving badly and off for a two-week course correction/retreat/therapy session...surely to return to City Hall "all better"...yeah, okay...

We go from an America's Finest City absurdity to a full scale tragedy within hours of each other...

Beginning Sunday, and subsequently consuming the local news late into Monday night -- a statewide Amber Alert was issued after a miserable excuse of a human being has a mid-life crisis, abducting a family friend's 16 year old girl because he had a creepy crush  (and oh, having already killed her mom, and possibly her brother, and leaving them to burn in their home).  Over the last couple of days, the Amber Alert has been extended to multiple states...

While heartbreak reality double-check reminds me, this is just San Diego.

Multiply by fifty and things quickly spin out of control; there is just too much. 

I mean, how can a sharp, discriminating, beautiful mind make up her mind as to what truly remains the one most pertinent thing?  Naturally -- after merely a couple of days -- that one true thing that seems to define the day suddenly becomes this elusive, slippery sucker, one that proves to be of greater potential for becoming the one that got away, rather than the one.  

After all the hunting and gathering and searching and linking, everything simply becomes too overwhelming, depressing, debilitating even. 

But not for this president.

No -- when the days get rough, when the phony scandals get too out of hand, when leading by controversy, crisis, and conspiracy appears surprisingly easier than from behind, this president takes all seriousness off the table and visits The Tonight Show.

For a quick peek at the president yucking it up with Leno -- through the lens of Rush Limbaugh and then, almost immediately, translated and disseminated through the colorful media kaleidoscope we recognize as Breitbart -- go here.

The post more or less begins,

"Last night, to show you how the country is changing in a very serious way, last night was the first time since this massive upgraded terror warning was put into effect on Sunday, this was the first time the president of the United States spoke to the American people about this," Limbaugh reminded his audience. "The president of the United States went to a late-night comedy show for his first-ever statement about this increased terror threat.  A late-night comedy show."

Need we say more?


So about this "terror threat" -- a couple things:

When the president claims "the tide of war is receding" --
When he insists that al-Qaeda is "on the run"  --
do we need to wonder about that when he shuts down twenty one embassies and consulates for a month?

Guessing it works best like a best laid joke, right Jay?  Perhaps the timing should be taken into account.  After all --  after Snowden -- somehow validating the intrusive, privacy-robbing activity of the NSA might be the underlying motive and just the ticket to move public opionion into a more favorable perception.  While I can't think of any better place than The Tonight Show to discuss the day's terror threat turn of events, can you?

But just have to wonder some more,  given the whole entire world knows of America's wide net of surveillance:  just why would al-Qaeda hold a massive conference call outlining a credible attack when they know there is a pretty strong possibility suits with skinny ties and sunglasses are listening?

As the euronews piece points out, almost with glee:   "Some analysts have suggested that emphasizing the work of the National Security Agency in intercepting terrorist emails is a good way to deflect from the controversy over revelations about the US’s mass surveillance programme of citizens around the world." 


But then, per the State Department, TUESDAY -- as in two days ago:   "Al Qaeda core has been weakened, decimated;"  while this is from the president, speaking in San Diego, at Camp Pendleton, just today, WEDNESDAY:  "The core of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat."

oh really?

so call me funny, but then why did we need to close our embassy doors?

And then there is this in the  not-so-funny category on the day -- something found on a recent page from American Thinker and pointed out to me from my papa just yesterday.  It's an analysis upon an analysis, actually.  And it begins innocently enough by shedding a little light on an opinion of Bill Krystal, of the Weekly Standard, who believes the position of the administration, closing 21 embassy/consulate doors for the month of August, is a sign of weakness.

Even as the article titled "World War III?", posted by Fay Voshell, might concur, it also squarely addresses the underpinnings of a more sinister evolution --  the deconstruction of a civil war or two with the generation of a third World War.  According to Voshell, it seems to all add up.

"But another chief player may already have signaled the U.S. that she is about to do a pre-emptive strike.  While the world is focused in the utterly useless Middle East "peace talks," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, knowing beforehand that the talks will be absolutely fruitless, could have already made the decision to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.  It may be that he has already sent word to President Obama, who, with the Benghazi fires still burning in the minds of the conservative media as well as in the hearts of some congressmen, is now committed to retreat.  The administration does not want a dozen Benghazi-type incidents to occur before the elections of 2014 and 2016.  It would be more politically expedient to close the embassies and warn Americans not to travel rather than to risk protecting either the diplomatic outposts or American citizens.

When embassies are closed, it is usually because war is imminent.

[and you will just have to go back a few G steps to fully grasp that remark...]

Wondering, too, why just the month of August for these closures?   Wouldn't it make more sense to close all the way through the eleventh of September?  Just sayin'.   Haven't we been here before? 

If we are going to arbitrarily close up shop -- whether through weakness or strength -- what's another two weeks?   Given the track record, if Susan Rice is gonna make her first National Security debut, wouldn't she prefer to err on the side of caution as another 9/11 is just around the corner?   -- it's like,  we can all see it, we know it's there, why stop short as if obligated alongside the seasonal loss of the white shoes and flip flops?  

If you ask me -- me thinks the whole thing has been created out of thin skin. 

  • The closures are to validate the decision making of a president best known for leading from behind; he's playing catch up. 
  • The closures are overcompensating out of the abundance of Benghazi blunders --  mistakes that made this president and this administration look ridiculously vulnerable, remarkably unprepared, and totally misguided of the strength of al-Qaeda spinoff groups [the rumored gun smuggling ambitions need to be left for  another discussion] and tragically killed 4 Americans. 
  • The closures bring credibility to the president's surveillance upon patriots and extremists alike  for the sake of "liberty and security" of course, ushering America into a new era and fully welcoming the police state to our gorgeous, sandy-beached shores...it's for our own good, you know, under the dome of deception and mass control.   [It's creepy.]
  • The closures are more indicative of a little BO taking his toys and going home, either pouting or pissed.  It's just one more "phony", scandalous act of cowardice.
The tide of war is receding, eventually --

summer is retreating, most definitely --

either way, routine, discipline, order will rule the day and be restored.

Make it a Good Day, G

oh and by the way --  this isn't a blog "on the run;"  this girl is just getting warmed up all over again.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's a Sugar High on Parade Thing

Dear America,


yes, indeed, it's been kale in my smoothies, kale in my salads;  it's kale, kale and more kale...it's my new thing.  next on my list for fundamental transformation is my pizza...oh yeah...nothing's safe at this point...

and after that, the   w  o  r  l  d  !

You know, if I had the chance to bake the birthday boy a cake today -- slipping a little kale into the mix would probably make this girl smile; not just because it follows along with one of the president's favorite phrases, that being, it's the right thing to do [for his health and long term happiness and all] -- but because it would be a wee bit devious, too; with the right mélange of flavor components, spice, and everything nice, the Chosen One might not ever even know.  wah hah ha ha...

There is something about what's going on in America these days that has me reflecting upon just this notion:
  • all the things we don't know 
  • all the things we think we know
  • all the things we don't want anyone to know
It's like a three tiered concoction of mush masquerading as a masterpiece fit for a kingdom of idiots.

But more than all that -- how just about everything gets smothered with a slick, thick, layer of frosting.  A cover-up designed for every crisis;  sugarcoating over every genuine concern with marzipan, fondant, vanilla icing, or chocolate buttercream.

Qu 'ils mangent de la brioche

The president was off to Camp David this weekend for a little golf and probably a bit of cake.

Next on the agenda, a little vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

Next on the agenda -- the royal family returning home all rested from their multi-million dollar retreat for a little more of that free market smack down, a little more spying and data collection of the common people, a little more hiding of the whole truth in Benghazi, a little more discrimination of conservative organizations and businesses by the IRS, a little more deception, if not total fraud, by taking over 1/6th of economy with the nation's health care industry, a little more backpedaling and stonewalling on the "all of the above" energy plan; need I go on?

"let them eat cake"

There is a line in The Naked Communist, by W. Cleon Skousen, that reads "[S]ometimes the streak of natural laziness in people makes them wish that a commission, a dictator or a king would make all the decisions and force the people to do what is good for them."

nudge, nudge, bring on the fudge.

Not only is America losing it's self-reliance -- our natural intelligence folded into a rich blending of independence and forward progress --  but we are actually becoming fully satiated by a wicked wallop of complacency.  It's as if all of a sudden we like being led, being told what to question -- what to accept as truth, being dependent upon the ruling class, being watched, being lied to, being used, being serfs.  If it comes at the cost of freedom, financial abundance, proprietary intellectual and physical property, and the pursuit of real happiness made by the labor of our own hands, so be it.

You know what is dynamic -- even better than kale?  It's understanding freedom itself.

Skousen explains it for us like this:

"[For example] there is no such thing as total, unrestricted freedom.  Freedom means simply the chance to choose.  Therefore, freedom can only relate itself to specific choices such as the freedom to speak or not to speak, the freedom to believe or not believe, the freedom to buy or not to buy, and so forth.  Furthermore, freedom can move in only one direction at a time.  If a man has ten dollars and chooses to spend it on a night of celebration he has thereby lost the freedom to spend that same ten dollars on some new clothes.  Once the choice is made, a person is not free to avoid the consequences of that choice.  That is why we say there is no such thing as unrestricted freedom, or freedom in general.  Freedom is always restricted to some specific choice and freedom is always restricted to choosing one direction at a time."

and Skousen continues, saying:

"It is for this reason that a free economy requires a continuous education of its people so that they will exercise their "freedom to choose" in such a way that it will sustain sound moral principles and build a dynamic economy with a strong social structure to preserve it."

indeed. whip it good.

Hiding in-between the layers of buttercream, we lack the substance, the healthy greens; we are missing the creative,     imaginative,        intelligent,      genuine,       moral,     dynamic material that makes something magical and sound.   

Like our bodies, America can only live off it's poor choices for so long. 

Not every thing can be five cents... or last forever without any effort.... or taste like candy.

We're making a choice right now; just nobody feels it under a sugar high.

but hey, bon appetit,

Make it a Good Day, G