so posting has been a game of cat and mouse this week...I get into position and begin, then something catches my eye, and off I go on a wild goose chase; or it's been a sit and wait -- waiting to get just the right angle, the right thread, the right way to go -- to get myself fully committed to something so that, for the most part, everything comes off almost second nature. And it just flows.
It's the way I like to do the day.
If anything becomes a great struggle, I will just stop and hold up -- and just maybe, totally delete what would otherwise be a pretty good thing going. Divine inspiration sometimes takes some time.
It's not like there isn't enough going on around here, right?
I mean, geeze, "Selma" came and went and I didn't say a thing. And I wanted to, believe me. If you happen to have the strength to read the transcript on the president's say there, go here. A link to the transcript is embedded deep in the middle of his monologue on who "we" are. It comes long after bitching about "the popo" -- for all intents and purposes from Ferguson to Fresno; and coming shortly before making it sound like voting rights are currently at the top of his agenda ...having not changed one bit since the day he was born (in a year long before Selma).
But let's go to something that he said that actually rings true:
"First and foremost, we have to recognize that one day's commemoration, no matter how special, is not enough. If Selma taught us anything, it's that our work is never done. (applause) The American experiment in self-government gives work and purpose to each generation."
We've talked about this so much ....
GOOD self-government is the cornerstone of America's exceptional system of order -- from the Rule of Law itself, to how we relate to each other in society, individually! It's nearly all we really need -- good, decent, responsible, positive, self-government! Hello!
And as such, it just so happens to be one of the greatest individual responsibilities, along with a plethora of duties, in order to make it so and make a good society grow. What happens when good self-government seems elusive, hard to come by? Look around. Welcome to a generational breakdown of understanding and grasping such a mandate, America's requirement of good self-government. Cat meet mouse.
Stay focused G.
Selma is not the topic today.
Don't go all blurred lines now, girl. [Even though the president got all bluuuuurred lines in his speech...as always. He says one thing, means another; or better, says one thing, then contradicts it in the next. His remarks are full of it all the time. And it's exhausting. And it's sad. And it's not what where we are going today, G....]
At the intersection of good self-government and the next presidential campaign, we find Hillary.
she's a liar.
And what a set up.
She handed out the questions for "journalists" to ask, and then she answered them.
Here -- from Politico -- we have a taste of the Hill of yore:
Many questions will be raised in the coming days, but for now one looms largest: How could so smart and seasoned a political actor, perhaps the most scrutinized public figure in America, have been so blind to eventual appearances about the way she handled her email? According to 1994’s Hillary, it all goes back to that Rodham upbringing: “I was raised to really believe that what was important was what you thought about yourself and how you measured up to the standards you set for yourself,” she explained in April of that year, breaking a steady stream of dogged financial detail to pause and recollect her parents’ words: “‘Don’t listen to what other people say. Don’t be guided by other people’s opinions.’”
Well she cares what Americans think of her now, huh. And she's desperate for your vote (maybe later).
For a gal who out of "convenience" chose to go against company policy and merge personal email with government email [upon her own server, no less] -- measuring up to her own standards seems to be an afterthought now. oops.
“After her work-related emails were identified and preserved, Secretary Clinton chose not to keep her private, personal emails that were not federal records,” her office said, in a defiant nine-page explanation for the unusual arrangement that has put her under political fire. [For more from The Guardian, here]
And as if,
as if she and Billy-boy communicate on email all the time...[hard to do when Bill doesn't even mess around with it, and we all know how Billy likes to mess around].
So she stands up there and says out of convenience, she didn't know how to juggle more than one device, blah blah blah...and yet, just last month, she's gloating, coming clean, if you will, telling the world that she has both an Apple AND a Blackberry. what?
and happen to love this part, (thanks, Slate) as she does a pretty good job thwarting trust and respect across the board:
“There are reasons when you start out in Washington on a Blackberry you stay on it in many instances. But it's also — I don't know, I don't throw anything away. I'm like two steps short of a hoarder. So I have an iPad, a mini iPad, an iPhone and a Blackberry."
so did she or didn't she...
Did you delete anything then, Grandma, or not?
And wow, check out all the devices....
She's a liar.
If she is so intent upon living up to some kind of standard -- you would think keeping her worlds separated would have been a no-brainer.
Oh that's right...
"I opted for convenience to use my personal e-mail account — which was allowed by the State Department — because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal e-mails instead of two."
This excuse she pulls out of her Prada bag doesn't even make sense!
And besides, are we done yet-- I have another appointment, what difference at this point does it really make?.......
“I believe that I have met all of my responsibilities and the server will remain private."
Catch me if you can, she dares.
Oh and we will.
Can you even believe the AP today?
Can you say lawsuit, little miss State department?
I know, It's nothing to write home about. Nothing will come of it. Hillary and Bill have skirted the law(s) for years; sometimes using Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, sometimes making up their own rules, sometimes heeding no rules at all, sometimes breaking rules all around, sometimes blaming some rules for other rules being broken, sometimes just blaming it on the convenience of it all. IT's second nature for them.
It's awfully convenient to delete things, not remember things, make up things, hide things, plant things, and simply top things with a whole lot more things, just to make it all that more difficult to follow, And it's a classic radical at play.
IT'S NOT GOOD SELF-GOVERNMENT, okay.
It's a game of cat and mouse decades in the making.
We shall overcome, right?
Make it a Good Day, G