we were on a break.
and quickly -- without even thinking, really -- "the break" spun totally out of control.
Consider it a version of Spring Break OCD-G Gone Wild.
It all started so innocently enough; never in my wildest dreams did I think replacing a face plate over the light switch would turn into a whole new vibe -- complete with fresh paint, handpicking bath accessories, a hunt for the perfect light fixture, and of course, the back-breaking task of painting the nooks and crannies of a room so small, supply lines so annoying, and bending my neck while twisting my back while trying to breathe all to get to the wall in the corner and behind the commode. ew.
and the clean-up in the aftermath, oh my. my body ached in places never having seen the light of day.
Oh sure, it feels good now, after a few soaks in Epsom salts, a frosty Manhattan - served up (duh), a heating pad on just the right spot, and finally -- days later -- after a really good night's sleep.
I returned to the land of the living and an awareness of life outside my box just in time to wish I lived under a rock. For upon the first morning light, President Obama decided to take a few victory laps for his latest entitlement abomination, Obamacare.
But there he was.
Celebrating "7.1 million" sign-ups........gliding out to the podium looking like the stud who screwed 300 million drunk in love, unconscious, low-information (aka stupid) gaggle of giddy goof-offs; and appearing totally high -- hopped up on his own Excellency, living out the progressive wet dreams of taking down America's exceptionalism, maybe even the standard of living,. a few notches, if not destroying our economy altogether.
It's a mastermind fit for a king.
Makes me wonder.
Wonder if Barack Obama, Barry, whatever -- ever cleaned a bathroom, let alone laboriously renovated one over a long DIY weekend and then some?
But I seriously digress.
I love how the numbers dwindled around next to none for months on end, only to have them escalate -- the closer we got to March 31-- by the millions! And for all terminally ill intents and purposes, might as well call it overnight.
But here's a real kicker: less than 2% were previously part of the group recognized as the UNINSURED, aka the very reason we "needed" this entitlement so badly in the first place.
Of course, the question of who has actually paid for their damn insurance is virtually an unknown; we may never know at this rate. What happens in the eyes of D.C. stays in D.C..
"No, the Affordable Care Act hasn’t fixed our long broken health care system, but this law has made our health care system a lot better." .
..a lot better, he says -- President Obama.
[But wait a minute: what do mean it "hasn't fixed" it? And come to think of it, were we broken? Really? Seriously? With 85% of us happy and covered like California? And what's with the " a lot better?" Says who? You? Better for some, but worse for some more?]
Going back to November of last year, 4.2 MILLION Americans LOST their insurance under Obamacare; and being on a trajectory to have 80% of individuals covered on individual plans ultimately set up to lose their insurance -- compounded by time and idiocy run amuck -- it may just be a bit premature to hang his Mission Accomplished banner. See more, here.
And bear in mind -- much of the law has been delayed by Executive Order by this president in order to postpone the worst until after the election. ...Titanic, meet Tip.
Last weekend -- after I resigned myself to the couch and my remote for a wee bit, countering my knock down drag out with Behr Marquee Golden Aura [Home Depot rocks my world] sunshine on the wall with my usual array of Sunday morning evangelism -- my ears started burning with something I never quite heard like this before.
It was a playback on Amazing Facts -- when Pastor Doug was describing Lucifer.
God made Lucifer, you know. And made him the top angel, actually.
And just to be clear, Lucifer was put in charge of ALL the angels.
He was good, holy and upstanding in every way.
Pastor Doug tells the story that over time, it would appear that somehow, some way, the power went to Lucifer's head. He basically thought, hey man -- I can do what God does...why can't I be in charge....why am I not God?
And God -- being the Creator and all and creating the universe and all of it's potential goodness resting on the law of free will -- simply let Lucifer have at it and go wild. In the end, Lucifer reached a point of no return. He went bad and it was done [well, technically, not quite; but not to worry].
The reality is, God didn't make any thing in existence to be His puppets -- including the angels, including Lucifer, including each one of us.
He didn't want to force his creation to follow Him, or be good; he wanted all creatures to come to Him, naturally, without force or coercion and most of all, by CHOICE.
But as we have well witnessed being part of the land of the living, our humanity carries in the gene pool this very conflict of good and evil. It lives on in us, and, individually, we do battle with it every minute of every day.
The thing is, nothing is immune.
America's overall well being began when a few Renaissance men articulated a new standard, a new precedence, based upon the teachings of good and evil for the ages. Our founders collected and clarified and constituted a way to live in America under the Rule of Law, Nature's Law, and all the while extending high privileges to those who can, the self-reliant.
They elevated INDEPENDENCE in every possible way, and made the case against DEPENDENCE, in order to provide a more perfect union.
With Obamacare, we are fast approaching the point of no return.
America is at a crossroads deciding who wins -- dependence or independence; the individual power over the state or the state power over the individual, and it's really as simple as that.
From Thomas Jefferson [and G has used this before; apparently is was 4/26/2010, as a notation is in the margin of my favorite thing: The 5000 Year Leap] :
"The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to [perform best]. Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, laws, police, and administration of what concerns the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward [township] direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics, from the great national one down through all its subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every man's farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best. What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body, no matter whether of the autocrats of Russia or France, or the aristocrats of a Venetian senate."
It's the promise made to the general public -- from health to wealth -- that heaven and everything else under the sun can be yours if you just follow me, P. It's evil, really. Pure evil.
It destroys who we are as a nation, usurping the precedence, the traditions, the Law, the way we live in every possible way. And now, these usurpations are accelerating at a rate so great, the average American can't even keep up -- but considering half of all Americans could really care less, what difference at this point does it make, right?
Oh I'm sure everything will turn out just fine.
Men are just angels.
Oh no -- I feel like I'm getting backed into a corner all over again... bending my neck.... while twisting my back.... while trying to breathe ....behind the commode. Bartender?
Make it a Good Day, G