Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Friday, December 11, 2015

It's a Love In Thing

Dear America,

so here's vintage G, a notable quotable worthy of coming around again to start the day...

"Hope that, in future, 
all is well, 
everyone eats free, 
no one must work, 
all just sit around feeling love 
for one another."  
-- George Saunders
I love this quote.

I love this quote...because it couldn't be any more ridiculous, impossible, or unrealistic.

I love this quote...as it is plastered on the side of a brown bag, dished out by Chipotle -- easily the most expensive fast food restaurant in the neighborhood.  Why?  Because good quality is expensive, it's as simple as that; but ironically, it still can't prevent the quality of ingredients to become compromised somewhere in between the farm and table. 

 I love this quote...especially if you put it side by side with the lyrics of President Obama's favorite song of the year:  Kendrick Lamar's How Much a Dollar Cost.

How much a dollar really cost?
The question is detrimental, paralyzin' my thoughts
Parasites in my stomach keep me with a gut feeling, y'all
Gotta see how I'm chillin' once I park this luxury car
Hopping out feeling big as Mutombo
20 on pump six dirty Marcellus called me Dumbo
20 years ago, can't forget
Now I can lend 'em a ear or two how to stack these residuals
Tenfold, the liberal concept of what men'll do
20 on 6, he didn't hear me
Indigenous African only spoke Zulu
My American tongue was slurry
Walked out the gas station
A homeless man with a silly tan complexion
Asked me for ten grand
Stressin' about dry land
Deep water, powder blue skies that crack open
A piece of crack that he wanted, I knew he was smokin'
He begged and pleaded
Asked me to feed him twice, I didn't believe it
Told him, "Beat it"
Contributin' money just for his pipe, I couldn't see it
He said, "My son, temptation is one thing that I've defeated
Listen to me, I want a single bill from you
Nothin' less, nothin' more
I told him I ain't have it and closed my door
Tell me how much a dollar cost
It's more to feed your mind
Water, sun and love, the one you love
All you need, the air you breathe
He's starin' at me in disbelief
My temper is buildin', he's starin' at me, I grab my key
He's starin' at me, I started the car and tried to leave
And somethin' told me to keep it in park until I could see
A reason why he was mad at a stranger like I was supposed to save him
Like I'm the reason he's homeless and askin' me for a favor
He's starin' at me, his eyes followed me with no laser
He's starin' at me, I notice that his stare is contagious
Cause now I'm starin' back at him, feelin' some type of disrespect
If I could throw a bat at him, it'd be aimin' at his neck
I never understood someone beggin' for goods
Askin' for handouts, takin' it if they could
And this particular person just had it down pat
Starin' at me for the longest until he finally asked
Have you ever opened to Exodus 14?
A humble man is all that we ever need
Tell me how much a dollar cost
It's more to feed your mind
Water, sun and love, the one you love
All you need, the air you breathe
Guilt trippin' and feelin' resentment
I never met a transient that demanded attention
They got me frustrated, indecisive and power trippin'
Sour emotions got me lookin' at the universe different
I should distance myself, I should keep it relentless
My selfishness is what got me here, who the fuck I'm kiddin'?
So I'ma tell you like I told the last bum, crumbs and pennies
I need all of mines, and I recognize this type of panhandlin' all the time
I got better judgement, I know when nigga's hustlin'
Keep in mind, when I was strugglin', I did compromise
Now I comprehend, I smell grandpa's old medicine
Reekin' from your skin, moonshine and gin
Nigga your babblin', your words ain't flatterin', I'm imaginin'
Denzel be lookin' at O'Neal
Cause now I'm in sad thrills, your gimmick is mediocre, the jig is up
I seen you from a mile away losin' focus
And I'm insensitive, and I lack empathy
You looked at me and said, "Your potential is bittersweet"
I looked at him and said, "Every nickel is mines to keep"
He looked at me and said, "Know the truth, it'll set you free
You're lookin' at the Messiah, the son of Jehova, the higher power
The choir that spoke the word, the Holy Spirit, the nerve
Of Nazareth, and I'll tell you just how much a dollar cost
The price of having a spot in Heaven, embrace your loss, I am God"
I wash my hands, I said my grace, what more do you want from me?
Tears of a clown, guess I'm not all what is meant to be
Shades of grey will never change if I condone
Turn this page, help me change, so right my wrongs

Isn't that something. [yeah, that's a statement]

It's called how much a dollar costs, meeting up with moral authority, meeting up with the street.  I get it, Mr. President.   And yes, it may have been overkill, but I chose to give you all the words, so that you would have all the 'data' in front of you, and therby allow you to make up your own mind.  Shoot me.

I love this, the refrain:

It's more to feed your mind
Water, sun and love, the one you love
All you need, the air you breathe

And I, too, hope in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another...and sounding like we are all on crack.

And now -- straight from Iowa -- here's Hillary!

"We've got to do everything we can to weed out hate and plant love and kindness," 

Isn't it rich; aren't they a pair; me here at last on the ground; you in mid-air...Send in the Clowns.

For the full tilt on the Hill, go to the AP, here.

We are moving on now, redirecting to a member of the House Homeland Security, Rep. Loretta Sanchez  D-CA (who is currently campaigning to take over Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat, as she is retiring finally). Let's just say she isn't confusing love and compassion and naivete with love and reality and eyes wide open.   Sanchez telling Larry King:

...But certainly, we know that there is a small group–and we don’t know how big that is, it can be anywhere between five and 20 percent, from the people that I speak to–that Islam is their religion and who have a desire for a caliphate and to institute that in any way possible, and in particular go after what they consider Western norms, our way of life. They are not content enough to have their way of looking at the world. They want to put their way on everybody in the world. And, again, I don’t know how big that is, and depending on who you talk to, but they’re certainly, they are willing to go to extremes. They are willing to use, and they do use, terrorism. And it is in the name of a very wrong way of looking at Islam.
I don’t fault the president on his verbiage. I want him to understand it–to go after this ISIL, ISIS, Daesh state that people are trying to form. Because it’s going after us.

A small group.

Okay, that's a start. [And thank you, Breitbart -- for the full story, go here.]

Let's take a look at this universe sans the pink fluffy unicorns, shall we, Hillary?

In it's entirety, we are looking at a percentage of nearly 2 billion Muslims around the globe, who, for the most part, are all living in love, peace and harmony, of course.  Isn't that just fabulous!  Can you feel the love?  So what are we really talking about here?

Sanchez has the guts to throw out a number.  And just to be clear, it's the number of Muslims who just might get a tickle all up and down their leg about the possibility of reaching the goal of an Islamic caliphate.  And that number is at, or around, 5 to 20%, she says.

So, Loretta, what you are saying is that anywhere from 5 to 400 million Muslims might feel inclined to kill the infidels, and they agree with the moves of ISIS/ISIL tomayto/tomahto?  That's not a whole lot of love.  That's a whole lot of hate; but more important, maybe we should alert the media.

The United States military 
only registers at, or around, 2 million troops,
 including the reserves...

What's debatable, it would seem, is that pesky thin line between love and hate.

And finally on this day,

let's bring in how love Trumps hate, right Hillary...now nearly giddy and clinging to the new campaign pot shot like the leftist queen on crack that she is...But to ensure we are all on the same page, let's begin with what Trump actually said.

All he said was this  (and it's totally notable and quotable for this blog-able) --

 "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," his campaign statement said.
He wasn't asking for the Muslims who are already here, and some even being American, to go back to their home country...

He wasn't calling on the "total and complete shutdown" to last forever -- but only until such time "our country's representatives can figure out what is going on"...

"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," 
If anywhere from 5 million to 400 million Muslims seek the caliphate and hate infidels so much, they would systematically choose not to live in harmony, but to kill -- then wouldn't Trumps proposal be notable, quotable, reasonable, responsible and more important, doable...just until our country's representatives can figure our what in tarnation is going on... and figure out how to secure our border... and figure out how to protect Americans from every entry into the country?

Look at history....here.

The San Bernardino shooter, Tashfeen Malik, committed fraud on the famed fiance visa program to enter the United States.   

And she is just one out of anywhere from 5 to 400 million.  One down, 399 million to go?  And may I have mine with a side of chips fried in pork fat, but I digress.

And all this happening while one of our current potential presidents of these United States is insisting on meeting up with this Muslim conundrum with simply more love?

Are you kidding me?

Love may not cost a thing, but freedom isn't free; while our Constitution was designed almost entirely to protect the people from it's leaders.   And this is amusing -- as history proves time and time again, that every UNconstitutional action was often justified by a "good cause."  

Thomas Jefferson:

It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights; that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism; free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy, and not confidence, which prescribes limited constitutions to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power; that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no farther, our confidence may go...In questions of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, BUT BIND HIM DOWN FROM MISCHIEF BY THE CHAINS OF THE CONSTITUTION.  [The 5000 Year Leap, p.164]
And besides, since 1952, the Immigration and Nationality Act included this little number:

“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate,” the 1952 law states.
Boom.  Tanks, Daily Caller.  It is a thin line between love and hate...but the great divide comes about when dealing with what to do about it.  But reality tells us -- somewhere between the farm and table we have issues within our immigration/refugee/visa system and it's exhibiting a total utter breakdown in common sense, and it's hitting us squarely in the gut.

But having said all this and that  -- 

ONE might think that the peaceful, fun-loving, compassionate, moderate Muslims living in America would all wholeheartedly agree with Trump's  kind of selective reasoning on immigration.  

Some do.  And then punished promptly.

Well, as much as I love this day and hate to have to bring it to a close...albeit abruptly, it is finished.

happy friday...

don't hate and be good...

just sit around feeling love for one another...

that's really all you need,

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

It's Like, are we even swimming in the same ocean Thing

Dear America,

I may be wrong.
But I doubt it.
(just views from a t-shirt)

so this morning 
my wish...is to just begin writing.


my hope... is to just bring the last few days together in one, cohesive.... considerate... sensitive... little miss pink fancy-pants manner.


There are no rules here.  
I can do, and I can say, whatever I want, any way I want.

I'm not the president of the United States and I'm not running for president of the United States.

Backdrops and photo props and white coats, oh my.  Remember when the president was just beginning to sell us on his health care plan (c. 2009)?   Obama specializes in engineering  a feeling -- and upon this Rose Garden Occasion, it was the feeling of complete confidence that the medical profession is fully supportive of the Health Care Law to come...

Every detail and every action in every address is set up to say something visually, carefully placing into the subconscious a long lasting message into memory; and embedded to give us a sense of saying something, and even witnessing it with our own eyes --  without actually saying a thing.

For most Americans, an address from the Oval Office is reminiscent of some pretty important moments;  while just the grandeur of it, juxtaposed with the vintage desk top that is mindfully cleared from anything that might possibly pose a distraction, carries the capacity to almost take our breath away long before hearing the words, "good evening."  All together, it's magnificence in motion and masterminded to meet the moment in history.

And what say you, Washington Post -- surely, begrudgingly, bringing to bear a wee bit of confusion perhaps between the eyes and ears?  As if  when the president symbolically STANDS UP to ISIS with pomp and podium HE appears all the more Leader-ish...stronger, leaner, meaner as Commander-in-Chiefer for the American people and anyone else around the world watching.

I missed that old desk and the customary feeling of confidence and American pride back behind it.

I think the final point at the Post sums it up best:

It's the desk that really signals to the viewing public that this is where the president works; this is where he makes key decisions. The desk is the most important prop on the Oval Office set, and Obama didn't use it.
In many situations, there are benefits to standing. But in the Oval Office, Obama was trying to have it both ways.
Trying to have it both ways DEFINES HIM and his presidency; while this masterful use of props and propaganda, words without action, the divisive words with community action, writing policy without mandate, while lavishly lying to the American people, large and small,  on pretty much everything, continually tearing us apart here at home and unconscionably driven to fully diminish, if not totally dismantle, America's STANDING all around the globe.

Trying to have it both ways DEFINES HIM and his presidency:

  • DEFINING his foreign policy fighting a war without force OR the intent to win OR even the ability to call and know the enemy by name
  • DEFINING his "freedom to bear arms" gun control 
  • DEFINING his "free market" Obamacare, changing policy in our healthcare system fundamentally, and transforming one-sixth of the nation's economy
  • DEFINING his "free spirited" Executive Action for more open border(s) [whether they come by illegal crossing or by refugee] and thereby undermining the national security of all Americans on American soil [which is a crime in and of itself]
This business of having it both ways DEFINES his EVERY WORD in EVERY ADDRESS --  whether it comes from the podium or the Oval Office or BOTH...

Oh sure,
he wades knee deep 
in the waters of America's foundation, 
stumbling over liberty, 
throwing around some self-reliance 
and free enterprise 
and hard work, 
making a few ripples of 
standing on principles, 
and who we are 
-- but then --
and yet totally out of the blue  

he begins to make his descent into the chilly waters of social justice, community reforms, the stubborn reality of a history not entirely pure or even close to being beautiful.  Almost without taking a breath, he makes his way into the deep, dark, crevasse that is every liberal's star spangled star buck belief:  America is not entitled to any of it -- and besides, would not the whole of America be better off under the government control of shared resources, shared property, shared wealth, under the weight of shared crony capitalism and the burden of shared climate change wealth redistribution--  isn't THAT really the next big thing?    [recalculating....you mean, something more like socialism? something that is the antithesis of the free market republic America is intended??   no, no, just something more of a socially re-engineered America, fundamentally speaking...]

It's like are we even swimming in the same ocean?

This presidency has been gifted a generous amount of leeway when addressing, when policing, when demagoguery-ing, when leading by executive ordering, when war-ing, when responding to opposition-ing, when leading without really wanting to take the lead at all.

This presidency has been crafted in the art of having it both ways -- and when it comes to leadership, that is nothing to write home about, let alone respond with standing ovation.  

Make it a Good Day, G

On another note:  did you hear what Syed Farook's dad said, mind you --  aloud -- and for all the world to hear?

“I told him he had to stay calm and be patient because in two years Israel will not exist any more. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China and America don’t want Jews there any more. They are going to bring the Jews back to Ukraine. What is the point of fighting? We have already done it and we lost. Israel is not to be fought with weapons, but with politics. But he did not listen to me, he was obsessed,” Farook explained to US correspondent Paolo Mastrolilli.
For more -- go here.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's Obviously My Blog on the Day After a Terrorist Attack Thing

Dear America,

here is the whole transcript, via the White House:

"It's still an active situation. FBI is on the ground offering assistance to local officials as they need it. It does appear that there are going to be some casualties. And, obviously our hearts go out to the victims and the families. The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world. And there are some steps we could take not to eliminate every one of these mass shootings, but to improve the odds that they don't happen as frequently: common-sense gun safety laws, stronger background checks.
And for those who are concerned about terrorism, some may be aware of the fact that we have a no-fly list where people can't get on planes, but those same people who we don't allow to fly could go into a store right now in the United States and buy a firearm and there's nothing that we can do to stop them. That's a law that needs to be changed.[oh okay, nice use of a crisis, Mr. President]
And so my hope is that we're able to contain this particular shooting, and we don't yet know what the motives of the shooters are [and yet you immediately sent in the FBI], but what we do know is that there are steps we can take to make Americans safer, and that we should come together in a bipartisan basis at every level of government to make these rare as opposed to normal. We should never think that this is something that just happens in the ordinary course of events, because it doesn't happen with the same frequency in other countries." [the red is for emphasis -- and the brackets are all mine]
"no parallel"...perhaps.
Of course, we did just witness Paris.
[Mr. Motives Unknown]
Then again, now that we are thinking about it, something we don't usually see here in America, is the continuous activity of suicide bombers -- you know, like the guys and dolls using buses, cars, trains, or simply strapping a bomb around one's waist, etc. and careening into crowds, malls, restaurants, churches, schools...and blowing everybody up!  One of those happens nearly every day.

But let's be honest -- obviously your real hope is to contain the law abiding Americans who cling to their guns more than anything else.

But while we're on the subject of "containment" -- a characteristic that you, as president, used in defining ISIS just the day before the Paris Islamic Terrorist attack -- just how do you "contain"  individuals with evil intentions...those who thrive underground, choosing to interact carefully and methodically among us, blending in with the community (as Farook and his wife) just before blowing us up?  How do you contain anything when you openly, and intentionally, keep wide open our borders, and insist on allowing refugees from areas of the world where Islamic Extremists are homegrown and prevalent, and for all intents and purposes, give up the fight abroad?

like you said,
 "And, obviously our hearts go out to the victims and the families." 

Wow.  Way to sound sincere.  You might as well have added a yada yada yada on the end.

So just so you all know, Farook went to Saudi Arabia to become radicalized and met his bride in crime.

Jump ahead to yesterday:  Farook left a Christmas, excuse me, Holiday Party -- just before the group picture was taken (apparently a wee bit pissed at just the thought of that kodak moment to have and to hold for all of eternity and be shared on social media everywhere and often)  -- only to return with his wife, masked, in black, and totally, heavily, intentionally armed and dangerous with every intention to kill his co-workers.

Obviously, it was planned; and obviously, right from the start, the shooters were radicalized, ISLAMIC, extremists with Sunni terrorist ties and loyalties.

See Breitbart, here.

Where's the president now?  [cue the crickets]

Well, that isn't exactly true, now is it.  But aren't the crickets fun... 

Obviously, he did show up again this morning to claim, "that it is possible..to be terrorist related...but we don't know...it is also possible this was workplace violence..."

Where is the president making his terse remarks against the active, daily, facebook rhetoric and calls to action of all Sunni Muslims?  I mean, if we want to detect a pattern and all... Surely the Right, conservatives, can expect the onslaught of vitriol from the Left, and in particular the president, making sweeping connections against ALL conservatives and the rise of gun violence, whether it begins with a Planned Parenthood video, and the like, or not.  [Oh, lookie there,  another pattern -- blaming videos....]

"We don't know why they did it," saving his make-believe Sunni brother's hide from total shame.

Having awoke in the middle of the night [all ah meet menopause...now talk about great he he] this girl seemed to be on a mission to attract the attention of the FBI, Homeland Security, and any other entity that makes a habit of following our google searches and what not.

I was searching everything SUNNI.

And all of a sudden, things became way too clear.

Let me begin with retired General Wesley Clark, following an interview on CNN and a post featured on what's called "The AntiMedia":

“Let’s be very clear: ISIS is not just a terrorist organization; it is a Sunni terrorist organization. That means it blocks and targets Shi’a. And that means it’s serving the interests of Turkey and Saudi Arabia — even as it poses a threat to them.”  — Retired Gen. Wesley Clark

This comment alone might give us everything we need to know about how Obama's foreign policy has thrown the Middle East into a tailspin (Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, Iraq's vulnerability after the U.S. truly reached real containment, Libya, Syria...Iran);  it all rests upon the tribal loyalties and who is who.  The conflicts between people, between the Sunni and Shiite Muslims, runs wide and deep and for the ages.

So hey, you know who else is Sunni?

Valerie Jarrett.  The President's confidant and closest friend and more like family than top adviser.

Cue Judicial Watch --Judicial Watch called Valerie Jarrett, “a liberal extremist who wields tremendous power in the White House. Faithful to her roots, she still has connections to many Communist and extremist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood. Jarrett and her family also had strong ties to Frank Marshal Davis, a big Obama mentor and Community Party member with an extensive FBI file.”

And even if you don't accept President Obama's Muslim roots from childhood, you must know, if you are inclined to eventually accept this information as reality (because it simply IS) then you must take a moment to read THIS.   [Actually, if you click on this link, bounce around her website for awhile and read her bio just for kicks, and then, if you are further motivated, maybe even buy her book.]

So, needless to say, it's complicated.

These days and these times, get more and more convoluted and mixed up as the days go by  -- while what was up is down, what used to be in is out, and at the end of the day, the only thing guaranteed is that NONE of it will make any sense upon first glance.  

[And all adding up to one more reason to go back to our foundation of growing a country of good character, easily gained returning to our Judeo-Christian roots...but that's for another day]
But let's talk about upon first glance...
Perhaps not.  Perhaps not at first glance. 

But to have the courage to delve deeper...no matter what atrocities that come to the surface...everything eventually and completely comes together and begins to make perfect sense.  

Much like the first time we heard the name Syed Farook.  
They (the authority) knew what happened then, just as they know what happened still.  Morning light doesn't change a thing.  Syed Farook, the Sunni Muslim, might as well be Syed Farook the Sunni ISIS terrorist.  A lone wolf connected to the mission of the whole.

What got in the way -- creating the situation from a city protected to a city attacked, totally out of the blue?  Maybe, in part, to Americans being afraid of speaking up and alerting the authorities. 

Confusion on what to do runs worldwide.
Cue the Wall Street Journal's dynamic video on explaining some of it.  

Of course, as little g has made widely known over and over and over again -- g is just a girl (and an ALL AMERICAN one at that!)  and what do I know, right.  Oh! Which reminds me:

The Past, 
The Present, 
And the Future 
Walked into  a Bar.  

California -- proud location and intrepid producer of the wild, wild, west -- has some of the toughest gun laws around, as irony is written into the pages of a post-Constitution America...

California revels in our "gun free zones," our sanctuary cities, our open southern border, and our come one, come all open arms, even Syrians (and thank you, foreign visas, for everything).  And if you are transgender, we will pay for your transition surgeries and medications and even let you pick the bathroom you are most comfortable using -- even if that makes a ten year old girl freaked out for the rest of her life, or just the fifth grade.  California leads the way in carbon/climate change policy and it's accompanying propaganda, and would rather save an itty bitty fish than water our fields of gold, and believes all immigrants (even the illegal ones...even if it's now frowned upon to call them illegal) have a right to vote, receive government taxpayer funded assistance, get free medical care, and pretty much anything else their little liberal hearts desire (every illegal = one vote policy, and on good days, two).

Tune in next week when little old gthing reports from the bottom of the abyss...

In the meantime, the Times of India gives us a quick study on some questions that just might make a difference between life and death, HERE.   (Just blame it on the video -- the one running non-stop in my head and had me bouncing all over the world wide web half the night...oh what fun it is to ride...)

But now, thanks to Google - this G needs to get out of her jammies and prepare for the knock on my door.

May God bless the families of San Bernardino experiencing such great loss AND the law enforcement who tirelessly worked through day and night, risking life and limb, in protecting the communities of San Bernardino and Redlands.   May the peace that passes all understanding come your way, and give you strength.

And to everyone --

Make it a Good Day, G