Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

It's a Dishonourable Terrorist Trade for a Traitor Thing

Dear America,

oh wow
let me get this straight...
the president negotiated with terrorists?

All exchange being immediately suspect and alarming -- 

America gains the return of a prisoner of war, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only soldier having been taken captive (since 2009)  -- while the terrorists, of the Haqqani Network, gain five Guantanamo Bay detainees:  Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, and Abdul Haq Wasiq.

Oh this is rich...
As noted via Fox News --  "Under the conditions of their release, the detainees will be banned from traveling outside of Qatar for at least one year."  wonderful.

Now, just to be clear, the tally according to the Common Core scorecard:  5 to 1, advantage going to senior Taliban leaders.

And possibly something even more disconcerting just might be summed up by a couple of senior members of congress:
“Like all Americans, we celebrate the release of Sergeant Bergdahl,” California Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a joint statement. 
“However, we must carefully examine the means by which we secured his freedom. America has maintained a prohibition on negotiating with terrorists for good reason. Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl’s release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans.
They also argued that Obama “clearly violated laws” that require him to notify Congress 30  days before any transfer of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and to explain how the threat posed by such terrorists has been substantially mitigated.

[In light of these arrangements -- and selfishly drawing attention now to a more local matter -- maybe the marine being held a prisoner just south of the border in Mexico --  Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi -- might finally gain the Commander-in-Chief's attention to detail...probably managing to get it done, in a perfect world, without calling in Special Forces and with just one phone call...]

But back to the Bergdahl trade, here's a second round, this time from the Washington Post:

"The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests."
As if this sleazy arrangement with our enemy could not get any more absurd, or worse, we now go to Pamela Geller -- and might I suggest you all take a deep breath first.

AWOL Traitor Traded for Taliban Terrorists: “In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful,’’ AWOL soldier’s dad said in Arabic - See more, go here.

Read the whole thing.

I will wait...

Nothing is ever what it seems under this administration...

What's next?

Here's to answering a question with a question  -- posed by Pamela Geller back in March, she begins with this:

"If the US military doesn't know better, then who are we to trust with our defense? Ourselves. Remember that."

oh it's no big deal or anything,
It's just a post outlining how our military is hiring chaplains tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Like I said, no biggie.

all of a sudden
(but no, not really; that was more for affect; just go with it, if you will)
all of a sudden,
I'm feeling like the foundation is shaking, the walls are caving, and the earth is about to open up and swallow America whole.

This is a dark day.

I remember when Saturday's used to be nothing but fun.

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, May 30, 2014

It's a Bombardment of Blurry Political Lines Thing

Dear America,

gun control on G:  

pass out a pistol to everyone.

What --  are you bonkers?
yes I am.

But wouldn't the natural deterrent change perceptions when  illicit intentions are brewing?  When we know that every single one of us has one -- wouldn't this be the kind of  protective underpinnings of personal security to the masses every responsible, self-reliant, responsible, liberated, responsible, freedom-loving, responsible, soul must carry?

: having the job or duty of dealing with or taking care of something or someone
: able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required
: involving important duties, decisions, etc., that you are trusted to do

yes indeed.

In a perfect world -- the thing is -- we want everyone to take responsibility for their own life and the lives of others very seriously.

Now, switching fronts on the fly, we have talked obsessively about this idea of deterrence in g-land -- for on the world stage, a country that screams major threat within without uttering a single syllable usually stands.   And stands strong ..secure...untouchable...on a rock...fully capable of protecting its citizens without firing a single bullet.  Nobody wants to touch that.

Campaigning for president, a Senator Obama had many grandiose ideas; unbeknownst to many, however, his notions packed with magic potions to change everything came with a lifetime of contempt for this kind of strength, this kind of exceptionalism, this kind of capitalism, this kind of religious liberty, this kind of history, this kind of tradition...you name it, he pretty much hated it.

It was all destined to be fundamentally changed -- and in what would turn out to be two terms and five days when all said and done.

This is serious stuff, folks.

If we actually take it all in with an objective eye, we not only haven't moved forward anywhere in America, but if we have the courage to look beyond our borders....

Interesting is a post from Real Clear Politics...covering a "foreign policy showdown" on CNBC, with Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone and NBC's chief foreign policy correspondent Richard Engel.  In the conversation, Langone pressed Engel on answering a simple question: name me one country where relations have improved under Obama [you know, having made it perfectly clear during his campaign, he had all the fixes to correct  America's reputation of being an imperialistic, militaristic, capitalistic, materialistic, going ballistic brute].

Finally, Engel mutters this: "yeah, I think you would be hard pressed to find that."   And he gets a chance to expand on that; and if you care to read it, go here.

Let's see -- you wanna be the country of  "Peace through Weakness" or "Peace through Strength?"

hmmmmmm what did he tell the cadets?

Let's have Charles Krauthammer complete the circle for us, shall we? -- from Fox News with Bret Baier:

“It was an answer to the chorus of criticism, even from his side of the aisle, that it's been a weak, leaderless, rudderless foreign policy, which it has been," he said. "I spoke to a member of Congress who was in the armed forces and he said there was a real pettiness and a personalization of this."

“This is a graduation speech for West Point," he said. "It was not a place where you -- you know, you want to be inspiring the future officers of America, it isn't a place to answer your critics or to go point by point against all the attacks on him. And he set out this ridiculous contrast between extreme isolationism on the one hand, and extreme, almost a caricature of intervention, on the other hand

yes indeed.

The president graced the cadets with his presence --
as the Commander in Chief who's sole purpose in that moment is to honor

the audience chock full of pure grit, determination, courage, and strength ....

an audience of the smartest, sharpest tools in the American shed....

an audience having consciously chosen to honor America and all 300 million of us, to serve, risking life and limb, and do whatever is asked of them in the coming years ahead (and dare we note, walking into a very mixed up, wacky world, to boot)  --

and what does this president do?  Make it about him?

It might as well have been written on pleading paper and turned into the court of public opinion with copies filed at the Department of Defense.

Way to go, Mr. President; way to emasculate the bunch (including the girls, BTW) --   "just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail."

Inspiring, isn't it.

He seems so confused; taking in the entire speech -- faced with such a foreign policy conundrum -- he made a convincing argument sounding guilty of completely wanting it both ways; and to top it off, having really no idea how to really pull that off.

Looking forward --  and spinning this great responsibility to protect and to serve to the next president of the United States -- a window has opened.

Much like this West Point speech fiasco, Hillary's Benghazi defense takes an entire chapter in her new book hellbent on simply explaining herself, responding to her critics with what seems to be an answer to the world.

Making a direct hit against the "what difference at this point does it make" comment on the Hill, well it would seem, Hill. aligning to be the 2016-superpower-candidate-you-wanna-be full stop, to make a big, fat, self-serving, bloody difference for you now, doesn't it.

[And she has the gall to continue to cling to the video story line, at least, in part, in a 'we really have no idea' kind of way when in fact we do!]


: able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required


Take full responsibility for whatever happens when things don't go as expected or required.


There has been, she writes, a “regrettable amount of misinformation, speculation, and flat-out deceit by some in politics and the media,” but new information from “a number of reputable sources continues to expand our understanding of these events.”

You said it.

"a regrettable amount 
of misinformation, 
and flat-out deceit 
by some in politics 
and the media" 


We're waiting.....

Dude, that was like two years ago, let it go already, right?

You have got to be kidding me?  Did you click into that link because it's a juicy morsel of how the progressive propaganda machine works.   It's right on cue.  It's a regrettable  amount of misinformation in formation, so look sharp and be on the alert.

Now to the taking of responsibility in a new subject: The Veteran's Administration.

Way back when, in 2007, the Senator Obama knew exactly what the VA needed.


OR no -- read this from 2012....."for the first time ever"...military families and returning vets are a priority.   Oh really?

[credit to PJ Media, Bridget Johnson]


To the crib notes version documenting the dodging of responsibility, and of course, the bullets left and right...

Flash backward to May 21st 2014  -- Obama is finally saying something to address the scandal:

"If these allegations 
prove to be true, 
it is dishonorable, 
it is disgraceful 
and I will not tolerate it 
-- period."

Why did you wait so long to say something?  
Oh whatever.
More important, what do you mean, if these allegations prove to be true?  The deplorable treatment of our veterans, wait lists and all, have been a problem for decades.  And you, Mr. President, have not only known about this, but you have for the first time made it a priority ...at least since 2012.... having made this kind of commitment as early as 2007.

I get it.

All you have to do, Mr. President, is ask for Shinseki's resignation and the scandal instantly becomes a distant memory.
[Truth be told, more like a poof]
Check that one off your list of things to do today....

Judge not the common man 
by the color of his skin 
but by his character 



oh what difference at this point does it make.

Make it a Good Day, G

Ooooh and Jay Carney leaves, too.  Aw so sad.  
Formally covering for the 'regrettable amount of misinformation, speculation, and flat-out deceit by some in politics' has surely taken a toll.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's Being Deranged Like This Young Man Thing

Dear America,

"I am fairly certain 
given a cape 
and a nice tiara, 
I could 
save the world."

can't take any credit for that.
and even still, it didn't come with an author so I am stuck -- here -- in this place of having no idea who to give the credit to...

sure would like to, though, in this moment -- 
you know -- give credit where credit is due.

It's cool to get credit for something that is deemed worthy or good or constructive or positive -- and today, something just plain freakin' witty.

Sure, it's just a little blip of quip -- but in an instant, it characterizes the rush of judgement each one of us manages to muster in an anonymous comment, a soapbox moment, all the live long day while traveling -- masquerading really -- around the worldwide web,

We each have an answer to everything under the sun, and justifiably willing and able to add our two cents anytime, anywhere, to our hearts content -- and that goes double if in the end there is a possibility to save the world, right.  

It's called freedom of speech, baby.  It's more or less, a  yay me and fxxx you feedback, for those that do it under the cover of darkness; while in the public arena, it takes on a more conventional, appropriate, civilized mode of operandi, making way for the public servant to stand atop the box for the benefit of the whole.

And this girl has no problem with any of it.  Debate is a fine way to start the day.

And the loudest guestion today seems to be -- how do we save the world from the mentally ill?  How do we determine who, in fact, is mentally ill...and then, how do we keep those people far, far away from guns?  

From The Blaze, after the weekend's horrific rampage in Santa Barbara, we see the players seeking gun control amass an artillery capable of extinguishing a small island and begin their assault before most of us on the left coast have even opened our eyes.  And if you have the time, go here.

"[Senator Richard] Blumenthal said Congress must act to 'keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people who are severely troubled or deranged like this young man was, and provide resources'.”

Looking at this now -- all of a sudden it doesn't look so black and white, does it.

What defines "dangerous"  -- "severely troubled"  -- and  "deranged like this young man" ?

I think people are deranged for a whole host of reasons -- how do we know someone is too deranged to own a gun?  And besides, the police met with this "deranged like this young man" only a week or so ago and they came away with perfectly polite in every way.  No more than a spoonful of sugar needed to keep this kid on the straight and narrow.  No sirree Bob.    [BTW:  newsflash, the family knew something was wrong.  And I mean seriously, perfectly, wrongfully wrong.]

But wait.

Hold up.

Wait a minute.  Wait a minute.

Didn't this Elliot Rodger stab and kill three people -- his roommates -- before he set out to pull the trigger?  -- and this might just be a fine time to duly note, every single sick and twisted action being totally premeditated and documented on video and with a written manifesto [and to his credit -- it's a 141 pages worth].

Is Senator Blumenthal prepared to regulate the ownership of everything from everyday cutlery to chef knives, too?  And just because curiosity kills, too -- any thoughts, Blumey, on rat poison, by chance?

But what is up with ignoring half of the victims by steal blade?  It's almost as if that part of the rampage didn't even happen.

Now, if I had a choice, I would much rather go by sudden death with a bullet than a vicious attack piercing my skin over and over and over again by knife.  Can you just imagine that?  But surely, I digress.

Here's more from The Blaze post, from my very own Sen. Dianne Feinstein:

“We must ask ourselves if an individual whose family called police with concerns about mental health, who is receiving therapy and who has had several run-ins with police should be allowed to own multiple firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition,” she said. “When anyone, no matter their mental health or history, can so easily obtain any gun they want and as many as they want — we must recognize there is a problem.
She didn't mention the knife attack either.


Wonder how that could be?

Because apparently, no one has ever been turned down to get a gun before.  

Yeah, everyone and anyone  -- "no matter their mental health or history, can so easily obtain any gun..."
Because  surely, there is no Black Market available whatsoever.
And taking a gun from a family member -- unheard of -- and next to impossible.
Oh, hell, we might as well outlaw all guns full stop.
Only the government should have them.

Oh that reminds me of this...

Yeah, it's just a book review; but let's first give credit where credit is due.

The book:   Police State USA by Cheryl K. Chumley, journalist for The Washington Times.  Let's just say...can't wait to get my hands on one of these babies.  You too?  Go here.

And now to the review, by Scott Greer, Associate Editor of The Daily Caller --  Is America Starting to Target Thought Crime?  [By the looks of Santa Barbara, not even close; but then, Elliot was the son of a progressive, Hollywood elitist...]

Which makes me suddenly wonder -- for at what point does a cape and a tiara become behavior deemed out of bounds, unsound, dangerous, deranged, and  even unruly -- perhaps calling for the fascist, police state to correct?  
For I consider myself to be one of the good guys, be it a doll, here in America -- even as others consider me "fxxxxg bonkers" at times.  Go figure.

And to each his own.

But seriously.   Greer reminds us right at the get-go how the First Lady of the United States recently requested to a bunch of high schoolers to "monitor their families for politically incorrect thoughts and behaviors."  oh really, Michelle?

Greer quotes Chumley about half way in, noting --

Harry Reid attacking the Koch brothers for the crime of giving money to conservative causes is just as bad. President Obama, Joe Biden and the entire cast of the White House, for slamming lawful gun owners for exercising their Second Amendment rights, and for trying to drum up emotional-fueled support to ram through gun control,” Chumley listed off. “The IRS targeting of tea party and patriotic non-profits and our nation’s highest law enforcement official, Eric Holder stonewalling on a special prosecutor appointment — does it get any more police state than that?

Based upon the crime in Santa Barbara -- more gun control laws have no merit unless we also include the handy dandy chef's knife with a free set of steak knives, butter knives not included.   And even still -- we KNEW this Elliot Rodger was mentally ill and yet we -- and when I say we, I mean to say, the authorities, his family, his dad -- did next to nothing to prevent the onslaught of terror at the fingertips of this  "deranged like this young man."  

This morning, I just find myself wishing I did have all the answers to save the world.  If I could snap my fingers and make it so -- with a tiara upon my head, of course (the cape, not being a must-have this season) -- I would.

There are no easy answers.  Only answers that will test our grit and intent.

But for kicks and giggles and a couple of pirouettes, allow me to take a stab at it just this once (he he)...  

Somewhere along the way, I believe we have lost our attention to detail.  While we have ruthlessly talked about this before...over and over and over again it would seem; what's one more time?

We assume the generations can make do and find their way and stay grounded and build character and the respect of knowing right from wrong almost on their own -- perhaps having been taken over with a little influence via the complete book of  youtube, facebook and twitter.

Over time, we have taken away the individual responsibility to understand and assimilate to the common good, for the common good, and more importantly,  the reasons why our founders made it so; recognizing that to have such freedoms abound in this country that it comes with a great price -- that being a duty to act, fully aligned with all that is virtuous and decent and civil, for ourselves and each other.   For our rights and privileges are not a given without such a duty to God and country going hand in hand.  End of story and put it in the can already, right Mr. Rodger's, assistant director to The Hunger Games?

We have to fight for this kind of country -- for the assumption that its a given these days is all but a fairy tale.  And yet the thing is  --  it's beginning to feel abundantly clear -- it is precisely those who are presently fighting for just this kind of country who are being viewed more and more as the opposition.


So there; it's a wrap.
Toot-a-loo until we meet again.

Make it a Good Day, G

Thursday, May 8, 2014

It's a Variety of Things Unfitting and Unsettling from This Little Miss Thing

Dear America,

humanitarian awards and nobel peace prizes, my ass

[See most recent, Ambassador for Humanity Award, presented by Steven Speilberg, in LA, last night @the Horn residence for a private party AND democratic fundraiser... "Tickets to the event started $10,000 per person, including dinner and a photo op. Those donating $32,400 per couple got listed as “sponsors” and could take part in a VIP reception. Those donating $64,800 per couple were listed as “hosts” and could take part in a “VIP clutch."  -- ...get all the scoop @Variety, here]

i'm not seeing it  (i mean, he was nominated for the peace prize just two weeks in -- seriously?); as such, i had to highlight this load of caca in pink just to stomach the leaps and turns of good faith.

but more than that, a president getting a trophy for doing what he is supposed to do?

for standing up for something just because it's the right thing to do?

getting a trophy for participating on the right side of life and liberty?

 he is the president for pete's sake...don't all  American presidents do this?


and it's going to be THAT kind of day.  

And why so jaded G so early on the day, pray tell?

For he's compassionate to a point; he's high and mighty and noble and pleased only when he gets his way; he jumps to conclusions only when said conclusions align with that certain something that is also  fully complaint with his agenda; for he's transparent ...as he promised....when he wants to be, how he wants to be, and when he wants to be, and only when it's in his favor.

Transparent, indeed.

I can see you, all of you, Mr. President.

[and truth be told, if i really did want to see him -- given he's running around San Diego somewhere today -- i really could catch a glimpse of the shining political puppet of genius]

but i don't; for i'm sitting around in my pj's doing THIS


what was I talking about?

oh right.

now back to the Variety piece...

here's some presidential party favors fresh from the Horn's backyard...and i quote Ted Johnson quoting Him :

Obama warned of “a self-fulfilling prophesy” during a midterm election year where “people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system; those who don’t believe government can do anything are empowered; gridlock reigns, and we got this downward spiral of even more cynicism and more dysfunction. And we have to break out of that cycle and that’s what this election all about,” Obama said, in remarks that lasted about 15 minutes.

He added that his travels to other countries have led him not to “buy this notion purported here that that somehow America is on a downward trajectory. By every indicator we are better positioned than any country on earth to succeed in this knowledge economy in the 21st century. But what is absolutely true is that if we don’t make good choices we could decline, and we’re not going to make good choices unless we break out of this cycle in which dysfunction breeds cynicism, and we have to break out of it. And that happens during midterms. That does not happen during presidential elections.
which is funny, isn't it?

FOR -- after SIX years as president and adding a couple more if you go ahead and include his "presence" in the Senate  -- HE IS WASHINGTON.  He is to blame for leading this nation during this era of  "dysfunction."

Who is he trying to kid?

Oh that's right; he's talking to his marry band of hollywood left wing loons.

Only with this audience could he get away with talking in circles and come off reasonably coherent, as everyone gives way to a respectable round of ovation...

"people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system; those who don’t believe government can do anything are empowered; gridlock reigns, and we got this downward spiral of even more cynicism and more dysfunction. And we have to break out of that cycle and that’s what this election all about.....But what is absolutely true is that if we don’t make good choices we could decline, and we’re not going to make good choices unless we break out of this cycle in which dysfunction breeds cynicism, and we have to break out of it,"  He says.


i'm sorry, was that our president speaking?  Did he not have a mobile teleprompter on his phone?

[just can't wait for SNL to imitate life with that snippet]

The real thing is, Washington under THIS administration is functioning just fine. too fine, in fact.

There is not one thing going wrong for THEM, if you know what I mean.

Ted Cruz has the idea... see his report on just how much "the challenges out there remain daunting and we have a Washington that’s not working”  (according to Obama)  (yeah, right, according to T and G).

For Washington is functioning via the Executive Branch, the Department of Justice, the Department of Land Management, the IRS, the Fed...shall I keep going?  just fine and without any help from congress.

Thank you, Ted.   See HERE.   [And honors go out to The Daily Caller and Matt Drudge for the assist.]

According to Cruz  (and he's not standing alone):

“President Obama has openly defied [rule of law] by repeatedly suspending, delaying, and waiving portions of the laws that he is charged to enforce. When President Obama disagreed with federal immigration laws, he instructed the Justice Department to cease enforcing the laws. He did the same thing with federal welfare law, drug laws, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act,” Cruz wrote. “In the more than two centuries of our nation’s history, there is simply no precedent for the White House wantonly ignoring federal law and asking others to do the same."

did you get into that and scroll down to page six?


oh, and BTW, we're just getting started.


pièce de résistance on the day....drum roll please:

THIS, from the Wall Street Journal's Daniel Henninger...
 i think i love you....

Obama Unleashes the Left.  indeed

This is how it begins:
In the U.S., the politics of the left versus the right rolls on with the predictability of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge. It's a lot of honking. Until now. All of a sudden, the left has hit ramming speed across a broad swath of American life—in the universities, in politics and in government. People fingered as out of line with the far left's increasingly bizarre claims are being hit and hit hard

....you don't say....

Is that not the truth, or what?

And today, allow me, G, to highlight just how embedded into the system this stuff really goes...from Henninger's post:

It's obvious that the far left has decided there are no longer constraints on what it can do to anyone who disagrees with it. How did this happen? Who let the dogs out?

The answer is not university presidents. The answer is that the Obama administration let the dogs out.

The trigger event was an agreement signed last May between the federal government and the University of Montana to resolve a Title IX dispute over a sexual-assault case...
Tease alert.

That's just a little something something from the middle --  you will have to read the entire piece for yourself.   But don't fret, for it's well worth your time.  [And, if you really got the time, here's the press release on 'the list' of Universities being carefully guarded, watched, micro-managed,  by this administration....]

Dysfunctional, my sweet petunia derriere

Every cornerstone of this nation --

Everywhere we turn --  the conservative half of the country is being attacked, mocked,victimized, vilified,  pummeled into the ground, SUED [you will really like that link too]-- and basically deemed, labeled, and shipped on a slow boat  to China  totally insignificant.  Worthless,   Dirt.  Lower than dirt.

[G note:  I would never attempt to shut down the liberal mindset and go on a rampage delivering high level personal attacks just because I don't agree with it.  Never.  How the Left could be so intimidated and affected by alternative ways to govern, or rather, not to govern, these fine United States is beyond my realm of understanding.  Speaking of Civil Rights -- we all have a voice.]

All the while, THIS administration is functioning on all cylinders, with a mainstream media hypnotically going through the motions, virtually fallen all asleep from the hum of the deafening white noise, chock-full with the corruption of power and the lure of perpetuating ideological lies.  With a media empowered from within and without, fully supportive of the little engine that could, as if the steaming locomotive on high speed rail is unseen; it chooses propaganda over the truth; it sells a Utopian pipe dream over the fundamental, self-reliant, rugged individualism this nation was originally intended and pre-destined by the real conductor, Divine Providence, of course.

There is no cause for alarm; for the plan is not only in motion  and Organizing for America, but it's working.

There is no need to sound the red alert, Mr. President, so please make the little Mrs. happy and stop campaigning  -- unless, of course, you happen to be one of the few, the proud, the 47%, who are NOT  aligned with THIS.  For then, and only then,  duh, let the alarms blare.   For this wily, progressive, oppressive, controlling, regulating, enterprising snuffing, regime currently reigning as if America were a kingdom has got to go somewhere where the sun don't shine.  This regime has not brought peace, unity, or anything of the sort; worshiping at the alter of "the ends justify the means," this administration has done nothing more than divide us, one by one, piece by piece.   But of course maybe it's just me.

oh i'm sorry,

did I not give you all enough to read?

oh, my bad, maybe next time.

Make it a Good Day, G

 In Epi-blaaaahg:

Did you not catch the irony of that whole 
Speilberg --Holocaust-- Award -- Obama thing?

From the Variety,
 Obama told the crowd at the Century Plaza Hotel that with Spielberg’s “masterful” movie in which “we were reminded that the Holocaust was not a matter of distant history or abstract horror. The voices, the memories of survivors became immediate, and intimate, became a part of all of is.”

Which is hilarious.. 
you know...
given the current
Common Core question under fire --
was the Holocaust real, was it?  was it?
 Read THIS.
Just one more good thing coming out of this administration. yay.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's Just About Raising a Little Barn Door Thing

Dear America,

don't believe I shared with you my latest find that sits in the entryway of my home...

it's an Amish bench.

It's origins being an Amish barn door, and told to be dating back at least one hundred years.

The length being only about three feet -- it is worn, splintered, and fashioned on top of two legs cut just as you would imagine a couple of Amish bench legs should look... simple, modest, purely functional, and humble in every way.

It's just a bench without any bells and whistles.

And it just sits.  

It's purpose, now, is to simply --  and certainly without any pomp and circumstance -- catch the things in the flow of life coming and going.  It's the keeper of the peace that strives to maintain a sense of order...this thing goes to school, this thing goes to the mailbox, while this thing -- the old leather handbag with pockets for gadgets and lipsticks and pens and keys -- goes everywhere, never leaving home without it.

Oh this bench...

The innocent bystander of the ages, we might also say it comes with  a timeless reminder of things and days past ...and .... as present as we want to be.

Personally, I favor simplicity in most everything.

What I wear, what I do with my hair, how I cook.   My phone still being bred from the "flip" category says it all.

And on that note, today,  I just want to share a video...for I believe it truly speaks for itself, too.

And full disclosure -- happy is knowing this link was sent to me from my girl.    As a girl totally "plugged in," she recognizes the natural evolution of the highs and lows of our modern ways, having been born nearly on the cusp of what might be considered an international dividing line of then and now.  

Oh what this little slice of a barn door might tell...but we can't dither here, for that would  be digress rather than progress, and we can't have any of that, now can we...

The thing is, in all of our mighty and lofty gains, we may be losing something dear.

But I need to shut up now.  Here you go:

good stuff..
Thank you, Gary Turk --  for being the barn door, the keeper in rhyme and in time, of the things we just might be missing.

Now, let us all put down the gadgets and gizmos and googled and gthing and truly....

Make it a Good Day, G

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