I've been on life support, if only in my own mind.
If not for the timely receipt of a care package, now nearly twelve hours ago, who knows what would have happened to me. It was a big fat box of See's Bordeaux candies! Within a minute under our roof, two were immediately engulfed, never to see the light of day again -- and just before dinner, no less. What a twilight delight.
Don't tell mom, mm mm good.
If all goes well, my girl and I will be stuffing our faces with each and every velvety, butterscotchy, chocolate jimmie encrusted morsel for the next twelve hours, if it even lasts that long. So happy. So thankful. So love you MDC.
But enough of the sugar coating over reality, let's get a quick sugar rush from Winston Churchill:
"Socialism is a philosophy
with the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy.
It's inherent virtue
is the equal sharing
But perhaps -- now that I'm thinking about it -- let's delay the equal sharing of misery for a matter of six weeks, or so.
See this sweet tweet:
"BREAKING: NBC News has learned the WH intends to delay the deadline requiring every American to buy health insurance by as much as 6 weeks"
So now, let's review -- it was precisely this "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE" (the very thing that shores up the costs of the atrocity that is Obamacare) deemed non-negotiable by the president just a couple weeks ago, and now he wants it delayed?
Are you kidding me? Seriously? Really? I mean, are you kidding me?
After vilifying the opposition for demonstrating how Obamacare will ruin the economy and thereby selectively using it as leverage before the government shutdown -- the White House unilaterally decides the fate of it's main legislative mandate, however short lived that it is. Oh, and making such revisions on the fly outside of the law, adding to the list of at least nineteen or twenty by now.
This news, coming on the eve of planned congressional hearings, intent on grilling the contractors responsible for the healthcare.gov website; surely, bureaucratic bombshells are dropping as we speak.
One billion dollars later, while allowing seedy democrats like this one get away with saying the most vile things against the rebels with a good cause, the tea partiers.
[Wow. One billion dollars and we haven't even paid for band-aides yet.]
How about we just send everyone a fifty-pound box of See's candy and call it a day; we can just stuff ourselves silly and die, right Grayson?
Let's go to the second page of Rules for Radicals, for further, deeper, richer, darker, mind blowing insight:
"Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul..." -- Thomas Paine
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer." -- Saul Alinsky
This is how he thinks...this thing called Saul, mentor to an American president. A quick scroll up the page tells us even more:
"Where there are no men, be thou a man." -- Rabbi Hillel
Was not Ted Cruz the real man, brave enough to stand up to an establishment bigger than life itself?
True rebels on the side of good were made of this..."I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul."
We make light of the Rahm Emmanuel rationale, of never letting a crisis go to waste; when in fact, it is the crisis where the progressive lives and even revels in; making achieving chaos -- virtuous, masterminding crisis -- a many splendored thing, organizing the reform and fix when nothing was really broken in the first place. In chaos, they win. In chaos, the organization remains active and sustained.
About midstream within what's become the infamous progressive bible, Alinsky explains in simple terms the innards of an organization:
"The organization is born out of the issues and the issues are born out of the organization. They go together, they are concomitants essential to each other...
Organizations must be based on many issues. Organizations need action as an individual needs oxygen. the cessation of action brings death to the organization through factionalism and inaction, through dialogues and conferences that are actually a form of rigor mortis rather than life. It is impossible to maintain constant action on a single issue. A single issue is a fatal strait jacket that will stifle the life of an organization. Furthermore, a single issue drastically limits your appeal, where multiple issues would draw in the many potential members essential to the building of a broad, mass-based organization."
Why do you think in the midst of the Obamacare debacle, in the unceasing onslaught of European leaders coming totally unglued by the NSA spying, in the wake of nearly the entire Middle East simultaneously waking up to a level of distrust of the United States unlike any other time in history, this president is now seeking immigration reform...
Let's pile it on, right?
Earth to the ooey gooey far left of center, from the WashPost:
"What should worry the Obama administration is that Saudi concern about U.S. policy in the Middle East is shared by the four other traditional U.S. allies in the region: Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Israel. They argue (mostly privately) that Obama has shredded U.S. influence by dumping President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, backing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, opposing the coup that toppled Morsi, vacillating in its Syria policy, and now embarking on negotiations with Iran — all without consulting close Arab allies."
This... from the administration who came in with an apology tour and every good intention to "fix" relations after number 43.
Perhaps the fix is in...and it's Bushie's fault, too.
But number 44 isn't all that worried.
More issues the better; it's simply mixing the nuts with the creams.
But scrolling back to the sweet tweet that started it all, The Daily Caller reminds us of a stark truth:
"This would be a substantial reversal for the administration, which has fought all attempts by congressional Republicans to spare Americans from the mandate requiring all citizens to purchase health insurance or face a stiff penalty. Earlier this month, Obama allowed a partial government shutdown to go forward rather than compromise with Republicans on the penalty."
There is a method to this madness, the reality of which sends us truth seekers and soul searchers into a diabetic seizure with or without sugar added, never mind a box of Bordeaux.
The design of America's massive failure all the way around is here, like a box of chocolate covered glitches, and lies, and deceit, set up to transform not only our minds, our soul, but fundamentally every living, breathing thing worthy of life itself. And it could kill us.
All 300 million of us are on life support, whether you choose to see it that way, or not.
But hey, have a nice day.
Make it a Good Day, G