Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Friday, January 29, 2016

It's Settled Science: Everything is Still UP in the Air... Thing

Dear America,

Quick Quack on the flock:

Despite what the pundits immediately de-duck-ted, Jeb didn't do anything remarkable. poof.

Kasich -- having never wavered on my opinion on this guy -- he can just take his webbed pansy hands and go home (he REALLY needs to stop squawking with his digits)

Rand -- a conundrum...very puzzling as to what to say about either his ever-lasting condescension against his fellow candidates and their political maneuverings, or his uncanny ability to just stand there looking totally annoyed at the entire process of campaigning     all     night      long  ....as if he flies above it all.

CARSON -- I JUST LOVE YOU!  No matter how this turns out, you say the right things...you come to the American people with open wings...with a splendid think-tank sitting atop your shoulders... and the American spirit living and breathing through and through.  YOU are the Eagle in the pack.

Cruz -- the consummate Bird of Pray with a target on it's back-- me thinks you maintained altitude.  The outcome of the first caucus will test the intermittent turbulence experienced while center stage.

Now to the two specimens who seemed to have managed to step out of formation on the night --  Rubio and Christie -- and highlight just how magnificent it would be for either one of these two dudes taking on Hillary (or the full-blown Socialist) in the real show.  So quick!  So witty!  So shiny!  [And color me surprised with just how much I fancy these two; shoot me,]

And finally, G's bottom line on Trump -- didn't miss him one iota -- so let the fur fly.  

It was good for all of us to have that mockingbird sit out; for it's a long trek from north to south and back again.  A chance to catch our breath, stop at a watering hole, take a look back, take a look forward, and contemplate things, was sorely needed.

This little game of duck, duck, goose is wearing thin, really.

Oh sure, we can make light of it; we can poke fun at the antics; we can revel in a moment of 'did you see that?!' -- but where does that put us at the end of the day?

Have we progressed, truly, in the process of picking the ONE?

5:45 (PST) skies are grey

8:05 (PST) skies are grey

But the thing is -- and this is weird:  why is Rubio still ringing in my ear?   
And then, all of a sudden, almost out of nowhere, the self-loathing kicks in and steals my steely resolve like a gunshot.  bang.   stop it G.   get a hold of yourself.

And yet, that little buzz persists...poco, divertido, chico listo aguda es patear culo

loosely translated, the little sharp, funny, smart boy is kicking ass.  Thank you Google.

so... what's a girl to do, what's a girl to do....

...freaking out might just call attention to my broken wing....

so perhaps,
the thing to do is simply sit.
and sit tight.
not make any sudden moves or rash decision perchance.


I mean, really, isn't Rubio just a mini Trump but with a bonafide conservative track record???? Except that..... Rubio has always been registered a Republican.  He's always been pro-life.  He's always been a good Catholic boy.  He's always loved this country's foundation and doesn't want to fundamentally change it. He's always carried himself with a certain flair, with a natural, articulate, quick-witted analysis -- on behalf of the conservatives -- on the fly...

Yes.  He has erred -- be it political maneuvering or a misguided stroke of idiocy.  And who on that stage has not made a political mistake or wishes for a do-over fly-over on something?

To be honest with ourselves, the DONALD, who ducked out last night, has been the most inconsistent of the bunch.    His motivations have always been personal up til now (and maybe still). He swings left or right depending upon the office he needs to swoon, and then moves on, no regrets.   And fifty percent of the American people like him?  Really?

Oh sure. It's a border thing.  It's a security thing.  It's a let's make America great thing.  And what's not to like?  But close your eyes and imagine a President Trump without prejudice.


I hope -- if the nominee -- that he comes better prepared (sans the bombastic sophomoric personal insults) for the fight of his life against The Left, not Right, and the progressive Left and Right everywhere.   For there lives a life force that looks an awfully lot like a mandate now -- and Trump MUST bring more to the table; for the campaign, the debates with Hillary and Co,, and then, most certainly, continuing into the Oval Office if he gets that far, demands an exceptional response to what has occurred, mostly under the cover of darkness, over the last seven years.

Here's a moment from Marco, last night -- just something to tweet about, that's all:

“[L]et me be clear about one thing. There’s only one savior and it’s not me. It’s Jesus Christ, who came down to Earth and died for our sins. … As far as the polls are concerned, Iowa, on Monday night you’re going to go to a caucus site and you’ll be the first Americans that vote in this election. You will be the first Americans that get to answer a fundamental question: ‘What comes next for this country after seven disastrous years of Barack Obama?’ Let me tell you what the answer better not be: It better not be Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders is a socialist. I think Bernie Sanders is good candidate for president — of Sweden. We don’t want to be Sweden. We want to be the United States of America. And Hillary Clinton — Hillary Clinton is disqualified from being the commander in chief of the United States. In fact, one of her first acts as president may very well be to pardon herself because Hillary Clinton stored classified information on her private server and Hillary Clinton lied to the families of those four brave Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi, and anyone who lies to the families of Americans who have died in the service of this country can never be commander in chief of the United States.”

plucked that from The Patriot Post, here.

The last thing on the day is more about how the Fox loves diminishing the distinguished crowd of candidates to hen-pecking irrelevance.  Little old G Thing  just might hunt and peck to find her news in other places.  Enough said for now.

[Have you heard about the Fox/ Open Borders connection?]

ya see what I'm talking about now? 
we must ask ourselves what is really going on here, and coming from all directions... 




Skies are grey.

I love Trump!
No, I don't.

I love Trump!
No, I don't.

What's real?
Who is the real deal and just who is the decoy?

Feeling so conflicted.
Chest is tightening up.


Back to taking some long, deep breaths, in search of enlightenment...
until we meet again...

Up in the air now is IOWA.

God Bless America xoxo

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It's a Morning Noon and Night Thing

Dear America,

Let conformity come to meet me 
Only to find room for one.
Tee Hee

Leading the top stories on Fox right now: "Donald Ducks   Campaign says he won't participate in Fox Debate..."  genius, isn't it?

Trump Cries Foul should have come next, but maybe that's just me. 

Of course, let's be honest -- Fox News kinda likes the attention, too; like when they bring out the bird-call with things like this:

Fox responded on Tuesday afternoon with a tongue-in-cheek statement: “We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.” 

BTW...Plucked this from Hot Air, just to keep the theme alive...quaaaack quaaack

Needless to say, we can all look forward to a change in the dynamics on Thursday night's debate; moreover, his absence might just make the debate great again....Or not, there is that.

The entire rest of the flock might just fall out of the sky with feathers flying everywhere.  Which reminds me to pick up more Wild Turkey.

Moving on, most likely in the direction of south --

The mini prose in pink up top is all G.

It happens to be the first thing that came to my mind at the completion of Walden on Monday, late afternoon, just as the sun was beginning to set into the magnificent Pacific with aplomb; the sun smiled across the horizon in crimson and tangerine, pink and aquamarine, merrily mouthing an affirmation going something like this:  'wellllll done, day, welllll done."

Of "things," -- and strangely triangulating back to Trump, perhaps -- Thoreau says things like this:

"Shall we always study to obtain more of these things, and not sometimes be content with less?...I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground."

and this:

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion."

to this:

"The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still a sojourner in nature...But lo! men have become the tools of their tools.  The man who independently plucked the fruits when he was hungry is become the farmer; and he who stood under a tree for shelter, a housekeeper.  We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven."

It just seems, looking at the universe of all things created by man,  the greatest of these is government.  And when I say "the greatest," it doesn't mean good.  The caretakers of the Republic have grown to partake in a great fraud; and it's a crime against something so divine.  The foundation laid by our founders -- the very simplicity of our collective life, in liberty and justice for all, and in celebration of the Pursuit of Happiness and not it's guarantee -- is NOT ONLY nearly non-existent to the naked eye, it is now mocked wholeheartedly. 

And now, simply thinking about this size thing....Little g now shudders to think of a President Trump re-organizing government (again), only this time from a pedestal permeating in pompous pretension while grounded in a well-earned, street worthy, condescension reminding us that he made it, and made it great, perchance all by himself -- albeit masking the glaring reality of the gold-plated over tin core.  And if that were not enough, we come to find out, later, much later, that it was actually stolen from somewhere in the Bronx.  oh the shock, the horror.

It doesn't matter what the consensus may say -- especially if that consensus is now some hybrid blending of true blue conservatives alongside many of the GOP Establishment, including the RNC; this girl has turned a corner, blinded by the light that meets up with the truth.

It was just a debate and Trump goes nuclear?  Huh?  Are you for real, playa?

Sideshow Alert, Sideshow Alert...

Trump knows himself.  And more important, he knows how to use his assets to the fullest and has profited greatly.  Can't we all applaud that?!  Go self-reliance!  Hail the capitalist in all of us!  Hip hip hooray for the freedom to say just about anything you want and get away with it...see here.

He's the bright and shiny thing on the horizon, and continues to do his best thing: distract.  

The thing is -- does he really have what it takes to reveal a brand new day for America?  

Is he the best, and the greatest, for the job -- the whole job, and nothing but the job? He may be good at raising Cain but is he really able to step into the Oval Office and not throw out the Resolute Desk in the redecoration phase?

If he's so big and brawn, then why is little ole Megyn Kelly getting underneath his skin? 

Sure Trump probably IS being genuine -- but what is that really saying? 

What happens once Cruz gets buried with the fishes by Trump and his establishment minions, only to have the Establishment subsequently go after HIM?  [...and they will, which begs the question of just who is playing who...]

I just don't like games people play against the Republic -- and Fox News is perfectly liable to fall prey, just as any candidate, just as about every politician, and certainly, as the GOP Establishment; it's as simple as that.

Right is Right 
even when nobody is doing it; 
Wrong is Wrong 
even when everybody's doing it.

The content of our character is revealed morning, noon and night, and carries the great capacity to cover decades, maybe even a century.  Which brings me to a last thought from Thoreau:

"Why concern ourselves 
so much about our beans for seed, 
and not be concerned at all 
about a new generation of men?"

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, January 22, 2016

It's a Grey Morning in America Thing

Dear America,

"To him whose 
elastic and vigorous thought
 keeps pace with the sun, 
the day is a perpetual morning.  
It matters not what the clocks say
 or the attitudes and labors of men. 
 Morning is when I am awake 
and there is a dawn in me," 
 Henry David Thoreau

and yet it is morning and look at me,
stymied by the perpetual angst growing wider and deeper and stronger between camps.

Making heads or tails of any of it becomes an exercise in futility; round and round we go, where it stops nobody knows.

How in the world can a Sarah Palin be aligned with Trump...when the entire crew at National Review writes THIS.   And please, by all means, read the post and click into the full review @National Review, by clicking the little blue box directing you to all of the individual opinions of the editors at large, including Glenn Beck, Steven Hayward, Andrew McCarthy, Edwin Meese....just to name a few (four, actually).

All the while, we have people like Lindsay Graham -- the sad little Rino that he is -- saying things like this, when responding to the choice between the two front runners (Trump or Ted):  "It's like being shot or poisoned. What does it really matter?"

oh really, you sore loser?

The problem that seems most glaring -- and it has come about nearly overnight, mind you -- is that now, the Republican National Committee has come out to chastise the National Review for it's position and has "dis-invited" them to be a sponsor at the next debate, airing now on CNN instead of NBC.  Also worthy to note, how "the establishment" seems to be rallying around Trump as if he's been the one all along.  See more at NBC, here -- or just let me take Ted's word to you direct:

 "If we nominate another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole, or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney, all of whom are good and honorable men, but what they did didn't work," Cruz says often in his campaign stump speeches, implying they were not full-fledged conservatives...Mr. Trump's pitch to the Washington establishment is he's a dealmaker," Cruz said. "He'll go and cut a deal with Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, and those deals. He'll do exactly what John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have done — continue the failed big government policies of this administration, continue the cronyism, continue the corporate welfare, continuing Washington picking winners and losers."

While Bob Dole simply says this of Cruz:  "Nobody likes him."

And now hear this, from Peter King:
"Cruz isn't a good guy, and he'd be impossible as president. People don't trust him. And regardless of what your concern is with Trump, he's pragmatic enough to get something done. I also don't see malice in Trump like I see with Cruz."
[the last two thoughts coming from here]

Hmmm just where have I heard "pragmatic" before...right, right...that's how they characterized a young senator from Illinois just before we walked down the path of the last seven years and grew an establishment so big, we can't see over the fence.

Which reminds me of one thing I can share wholeheartedly with Trump.  And that is my understanding and respect of this little Robert Frost diddy:  "good fences make good neighbors"  [and -- if you were so inclined to click the link there -- further discovery would find that no one can actually claim original possession of this thought...]

Now, getting back to the news of the day -- my opening, on loan, made courtesy of Thoreau -- came from the epic, cultural phenomenon, WALDEN.  Allow me to revisit this for just another moment in time in this morning:

"The nation itself, with all its so-called internal improvements, which by the way, are all external and superficial, is just such an unwieldy and overgrown establishment, cluttered with furniture and tripped up by its own traps, ruined by luxury and heedless expense, by want of calculation and a worthy aim, as the million households in the land; and the only cure for it, as for them, is in a rigid economy, a stern and more than Spartan simplicity of life and elevation of purpose."
Indeed.  And this is Thoreau speaking of the world in the mid-eighteen hundreds!

Me thinks he would have a thing or two to say about today's "trappings" -- no?

Of course, perspective is fairly due -- and accordingly we get it, rather snappy on the very next page -- as Thoreau goes on to conclude that he "could easily do without a post office."  funny stuff.

Alas, The Establishment has much to be ashamed of -- given how the mornings grew into decades, and the decades grew into centuries, recklessly furnishing America of its temporal and blissful, unforgivable and unconscionable, debt, made by society, for society, and through every channel of society, foolishly and selfishly, for the life-everlasting, eternal supply of a dream from here to eternity.

Not to mention this --

We didn't seem to fancy the thin-skinned narcissist leader of the last seven -- what in the world, on this sunny Southern California morn, has made us think we can handle another?

"The intellect is a cleaver; 
it discerns and rifts 
its way into the secret of things." 

yes...more Thoreau...
just to be thorough in the nip tucking of a thought.

Deep down we know.

Deep down, there is a thing to be had and we just might be it.

And it's pretty critical that we think critically, without ceasing.

The confusion -- unlike the crystal clear aquamarine sky above me -- rains down upon a nation, arguing with itself like cats and dogs. begging for mercy --- and praying that one day soon, the heaven's will open up and shed some light.  Or just maybe, a bolt of lightning! ...to shake us to the core of every issue, stir us, and hopefully cast a sudden awakening to the truth; and perchance, rather matter-of-factly, merrily send us on our way up the path...the path being the one and only, the straight, the narrow, the good,  and thoreau-ly conservative path to take.

Make it a Good Day, G

....having said this, let me say that,  I WILL support the GOP nominee without fail, with pail or pitch fork, come hell or high water..."Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in."  HDT

Monday, January 18, 2016

It's Oh How a Girl Can Dream Thing

Dear America,

now this was a good day for America and in American history for all Americans.

In a comment read below the YouTube post, "before he died so tragically, God was one hell of a speech writer."

God moves us to do great things, no?  From the big things to the little things, every single moment in every single day lays the infinite possibility of greatness inside each and every one of us.

Did the honorable Martin Luther King Jr. realize just how great thou art in that moment?  Did he rise up that beautiful summer morning to tell the world something that would be retold over and over and over again -- from the school house to the congregation, from the Oval Office to the Congress, from the ghetto to suburbia, to the mountaintops to the prairie, from sea to shining sea?

He awoke -- and dare I even invoke that I really know a lick about how he really felt -- but he awoke with something good to say to the people of this country....all of us.  He awoke with full intent to speak his truth from his heart and it resonated -- instantly.

And it connected Us, one by one, like a chain of electricity; and it sparked a universal dream inside a generation so vivid, so bright, so hopeful, it organically generated the momentum to take it from that lowly morn of August 28, 1963 well into the next generation, and even the next.  And trust it will live on forever.

Like most of us perhaps, who listen from a different place and time within our own hearts and minds  -- if it weren't for the plethora of well documented archives on the world wide web and in libraries.  the speech seems to almost change,

The speech never changes.

It simply is.

In today's lingo, it's like a snapchat of  its time that never falls away.  Chock full of an infinite life force of its own, it keeps appearing before us with new insight, as if with a bounding spirit of an evolution of a dream.  It twirls and swirls around a culture that never stands still.

In this day, little g is amazed with just HOW MUCH our dear Reverend invoked the Spirit of God. The Atheists of our day must just listen and die a thousand deaths, pledging to take the very speech to court, being on the steps of  the Lincoln Memorial and all.  Just who signed off to give the good pastor that kind of freedom?   To exercise his religion...on government soil, no less?  Thank God anything built on government land, every government building, every government anything is solely owned by, and of, and for, the people.   The PEOPLE govern the government, lest we forget.  And we do.  But heaven's to betsy ross that's for another day....

I believe America's good pastor would agree with me when I say that the further this nation falls away from being a culture invoking God in the town square, and more important, living by God's love and the Holy Spirit working within and around and through us in the every day in free abandon as our Constitution intended -- the more our culture fails us, and falls into a certain depravity, revealing that which is not good, or just, or kind, or content in the very least.

This current state of the union -- in such disarray as it is -- is by no means, un-explanatory.  Surely a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. could put it to words and set us straight.

The thing is, our soul-less children become proud owners of a soul-less society; and without soul, we die a shameful, wrongful, corrupted death three hundred million times over, taking along the infinite possibility for anyone's dream to come true.

Don't hate; it's just true.

For today, however, let us stop and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. for all that he is in this moment and for every moment he lived; in hindsight, and in wistful yearning of a dream for America,  his life experiences and personal choices and great wisdom gave America a true king, of sorts.  Hallelujah and praise the Lord for His benevolence -- for granting us a time for such greatness to waltz in as if upon angel's wings and give us something to reflect upon from now until the end of time.  The loss of an entire lifetime worthy of greatness, let us not linger and lament the what if's....for that might just make us all go a wee bit cuckoo.

Little g was all of one when he gave his I have a Dream speech.  It would be many years later before I began to really hear it for the very first time; and still, many years after that before my reflections upon it would one day become elevated to a certain stature equal to the occasion in American history. It's what nature would call a natural progression. Nevertheless, the Spirit inside me has continued to enliven my hope for mankind and grows stronger in each passing year.

But please don't misconstrue.  My natural progression of a dream is of no importance of the very moment we have standing before us today.  Dr. King, a young Martin Luther King, Jr., was born January 15, 1929, they say some time about noon -- and it is this day we are honoring, today and forever (or for ever how long America stands).  He would have had eighty-seven candles on his cake and an entire nation singing Happy Birthday in splendid unison, of course.

oh how a girl can dream

make it a good day, g

Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's Fifty Shades of Grey Thing

Dear America,

But for my final address
 to this chamber, 
I don’t want to just talk about next year. 
I want to focus 
on the next five years, 
the next 10 years, 
and beyond. 
I want to focus on our future.

Got that right.  Who would want to focus on the present with a past like his?

In the middle of it...his "final address," Obama says...

It says America will always act, alone if necessary, to protect our people and our allies; but on issues of global concern, we will mobilize the world to work with us...

leading us to this...

That’s our approach to conflicts like Syria, where we’re partnering with local forces and leading international efforts to help that broken society pursue a lasting peace.

making it sound more like we are simply organizing a bake sale to support the local police chapter respond to a neighborhood ruckus before things really get out of hand, before he adds this...

That’s why we built a global coalition, with sanctions and principled diplomacy, to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. And as we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war. (Applause.)

which is hilarious, considering he left out a couple of pertinent things....things like, and 'as we speak, Iran has rolled back its program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and has gone on to test a missile or two, even while such actions go against the "global agreement" made only a few months back, and not only that --  has commandeered the capture of ten of our troops -- yes, as we speak, here, tonight -- and leaves me hanging this evening as to what the hell is going on while they hold our men (and one woman) hostage for the night in a place I like to call Tom Ayatollah Sawyer Island of Farsi.  Who knows when they will be given back to us, surely by morning; but not to worry. I have a point to make and a legacy to fake.'

indeed.  Now just for kicks, let's put side by side Iran's response to a Reagan Administration and Barack Obama's, shall we?  Let's see who gets the stand down first.  Our current Commandeer-In-Chief couldn't bend over any more if he tried; but of course, to admit to that, we would also have to agree there is evidence of a backbone to begin with -- but I digress. [btw, that's a great link there to American Thinker...don't miss the boat.]

Allow me to save us all some time.

The entire State of the Union was its usual propaganda puff piece, chock-full of lies and exaggerations, all while making a plethora of abusive ties to America's foundation -- the very principles and ideas to which this president defies and mocks, with great audacity and reckless abandon, mind you, in his every day to day to day... times seven years.

I am SO GLAD I didn't watch a lick of it!

[Including that SNL response that came right after, featuring Nikki Haley... SNL standing for Somebody's Not Listening...as in that somebody being the entire GOP Establishment.]

When will Republicans ever stop eating their own young, for pete's sake?!

All things considered, Trump is not America's enemy number one, okay.

Now, perhaps if we wanna go there for a moment,  Hillary Clinton could be a good candidate of an Enemy of the State...little miss I never said anything about a video, yeah right.  Liar, liar, pants suit on fire.

Here you are, Hill, ON VIDEO talking about a video, [fast forward to right around the half way mark].  And following your address to the families of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods at Andrews Air Force Base-- you spoke intimately and directly to the family members, and let me show you the quote from the diary of Charles Woods, Tyrone's father, recorded the moment.  And then let's add this,  from Breitbart in 2012, go here.  And fast and furious forward to 2016, from The Daily Caller, Charles Woods repeated the memory, saying with a certain and consistent truth:
She said, ‘we’re going to have that person responsible for that video put in jail,'” he recalled, adding that Clinton’s comments “struck me as being very strange.”
 And they did, too.  They put the guy in jail.

SEE HERE.  See also The Benghazi Patsy story at Politico, here.

How Hillary -- and Obama -- can get away with such blatant manipulation of truth and dares, have no idea.   Scratch that; for the real state of the union tells me so.

With the pathetically uneducated and misinformed being led by the unconscionable progressive body politic, left and right...and with such wanton betrayal -- the homeland is ripe for the taking; while the prevailing short-term memory issues that seem to run congruently with the loss of the critical thinking plays another key role and makes it all look    oh     so      easy.

Oh my.
May we correct the direction America is leaning before we all fall down.
But in the meantime, one more line from a presidency reaching its end:
I told you earlier all the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air. Well, so is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker. Let me tell you something. The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth. Period. (Applause.) Period. It’s not even close. It's not even close. (Applause.) It's not even close. We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined. Our troops are the finest fighting force in the history of the world. (Applause.) No nation attacks us directly, or our allies, because they know that’s the path to ruin. Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office, and when it comes to every important international issue, people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead -- they call us. (Applause.)
Period...it's not even close...it's not even close.
And for a moment there, you make it sound like America is pretty exceptional, Mr. President; it's as if you almost respect this beautiful country.
Oh my, how you personify fifty shades of grey, right on cue.

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, January 11, 2016

It's a Bud to Blossom Thing

Dear America,

happy new year

here's the first thing --

"There came a time when 
the risk to remain 
tight in the bud 
was more painful
 than the risk
 it took to blossom."  

Anais Nin

As in each new year that comes upon us, 2016 bursts with possibilities.

Dynamic layers of risk and reward run circles around us -- if not, through us -- mixing natural progression, free will, personal choices, a good dose of hard work, and if so inclined, prayers...lots and lots of prayers.

But the thing is, we can't sit still.

We must activate the forces by our intentions, added to movement, and elevated by thrill of doing something good, worthy, right, and honest with our lives and our fortunes. 

Oh and to get to that point of blossom!

How magnificent.

...especially realizing what it took to arrive at such a place and perhaps breathe for the very first time.

To the outside world, the sudden overnight success never quite captures what all came before the wee little bud opened up for all the world to see.  

Which brings me to the second thing...

It feels as if so many Americans have forgotten what it took to get here and likewise, what it will take to keep this place in time, the shining city on the hill; we seem to walk around oblivious to the obligation at hand to keep our commitments and do our duty... to God and to Country...for not only ourselves but for the health and welfare of all Americans.

The first two hundred years have proven the strength and stability that only arises from a nation intent to raise our standards in each new year, allowing the elements of self-reliance and liberty and justice to pulse through the veins of every American to go out and DO great things.  Dependence upon the government, for anything but the Armed Forces, was just not our way.  Yes, the risk was (is) great.

Through my membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, every monthly meeting brings a story of the early life before America.  The Saturday breakfast buffet this past weekend came with a side of George Washington leading the rebellion against the English forces. We learned of the special crafting of the linen tents in which they slept, if they could sleep at all.  The most amazing thing about these "pop-tents" was the fact that they could keep the men dry even in the heaviest of rains -- so long as nobody touched the side.  One brush, one poke against the side, and it was all over.  And these were small tents, hosting a handful of troops in each one.

Here's my third and final thing on the day:

It's as if my perceptions have grown into sensing an overwhelming sense of betrayal, thinking -- 'and so George, along with the thousands and thousands of men and women revolutionaries, gave freely of their lives and fortunes for this?!'

George Washington would be shocked to discover the trillions in debt this 2016.

George Washington would be disheartened to discover the secular culture falling away from the Divine in this 2016.

George Washington would be mystified to discover the growing government undermining the very precepts and principles of Nature's Law, cornerstones of the budding nation that blossomed into America, the shining Republic on the hill...this 2016.

George Washington would be mortified by the possibility of such a wacko in either a Bernie Sanders or a Hillary Clinton having half a chance of becoming the next president...in this 2016.  It's like 'are you freaking kidding me?' he might even say, hastily acclimating to the day's low standards of communication without skipping a beat.

Suffice it to say, 2016 is squarely meeting up with a Revolution of a new age.

"There came a time when 
the risk to remain 
tight in the bud 
was more painful
 than the risk
 it took to blossom." 

Back behind the struggle, the risk, the pain, good things are in the making.  We must believe in the triumph of good over evil.  

It's a creation thing -- from bud to blossom and back again.  This is good time to check our own self-rule, our own self-reliance, upon our own place in the sun that revels within this shining city on the hill.

All things are possible.

Things are this great.

Our Individual Duty is significant and prodigious and back in high demand.

Make it a Good Day, G