Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's a No-Brainer, No Boner, No Blaming America Hat Trick Thing

Dear America,

it's not a good day in America,
but let's just pretend that it is, shall we?

this is rich...

“Lucifer in the flesh,..“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life...”  this, out of the mouth of John Dumb-ass Boner  Boehner

and isn't this the best news ever!  
and somebody, please, 
and make that snappy.
(tee hee)

Boner also went on to say he would vote for Trump, if he gets the nomination -- and would not even consider a vote for Cruz.  And so  which candidate is preferred by 4 out of 5 establishment operatives?

Thank you, Boner, thank you from the bottom of my heart. If there was ever a time to have a "son of a bitch" to be the leader of the free world, the moment is now.  No --- scratch that -- let's be real...that moment has passed long ago, but this girl will settle for now.  But thank you for illuminating which was which for all of the low-information voters out there -- or for even the high-information voter imbibing on the Trump punch and finding themselves a wee bit dizzy on the dreams and aspirations of another American boy, only this time a "conservative."

and how about that new running mate speaking with  Megyn Kelly -- who said -- 

“This isn’t over until someone reaches 1,237. … I believe Ted Cruz will be our nominee. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are virtually indistinguishable in their positions. And he cannot be our nominee, and if he were to be our nominee, Hillary Clinton would be our president. And that is a future that I’m not prepared to lay by and allow to have happen.”               and thank you, Carly Fiorina.

so for kicks and giggles, how about we consider the day Ted Cruz is having these days, shall we?  

and while the prevailing sentiment seems to be he is playing games....that he's desperate...jumping the gun and putting horse before cart yadi yadi yada by outlining his VP long before convention...

Well, keep it up, CRUZ!  And let me just add, if Cruz is king of the sideshows and circus acts -- what does that make Trump?

oh and speaking serious, how about that foreign policy speech?

yeah, it was kinda good, wasn't it.  
oh bother...
it was just nice to hear him speak without yelling or calling anyone names or sounding like he's standing at the craps table.

Here's a Rushie analysis, in full conversation in real time -- go EB...Excellence in Broadcasting!

Here's a second analysis from my favorite place @The Patriot Post...Better Than Blaming America First.

are we having fun yet?

and yet, in the post (linked above) by Nate Jackson, he summed up a couple of " 'yuge' red flags...." so let me highlight:

First, Trump obviously doesn’t think deeply about anything, so his speech was, as is typical of everything he says, all over the map in terms of a guiding vision. Trump has now taken both sides of almost every issue, just as Obama does. For example, Trump promised to eradicate the Islamic State “very, very quickly,” but he also rejected a large ground force or occupation. How would he accomplish his goal? He didn’t say. He said U.S. foreign policy should be “more unpredictable” but also “disciplined, deliberate and consistent.” A good start would be a consistent speech. And that’s only scratching the surface of his inconsistencies.

Second, our biggest worry is exemplified in this single quote: “I’m the only one — believe me, I know them all — I’m the only one who knows how to fix it.” Since 2008, we’ve gone from “Yes We Can” to “Yes I Can.” We’ve endured almost eight years with a man who still thinks he’s the messiah, and we have no desire for a similar second coming.

it's a good day, indeed.

One thing  that Nate noted there in the end should be addressed by me, little g, tee hee...and that being the part going like this: "He said U.S. foreign policy should be “more unpredictable” but also “disciplined, deliberate and consistent.” A good start would be a consistent speech."

and the thing is, this girl totally gets what Trump is saying; and not only do I get it, but I agree! For in the area of foreign relations and policy, being "more unpredictable" on the front lines, in military strategy, in protecting and defending people -- whether our own or in another land -- we MUST keep secrets and be "unpredictable!"  For how stupid is it to tell the enemy (and even fellow Americans at times) exactly what we are doing and why and how and when!  Can I get an amen, or perhaps better, a oorah! in formation?!  The element of surprise IS a military cornerstone!  Hello???   Trojan Horse, anyone?

And speaking of surprises, 
can we just stop and notice how Biden is heating up?

upon this great and good day in America,  sure hope somebody on the right is preparing for the JB takeover...just in case...but who am I but just a girl...

here's the thing,
Cruz has not captured the flag, to date, because of things like this:

"The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it's the same height as it is New York City and every other place in this country,"
 nice analogy but the buzzer got you beat, buddy.  just sayin'

Basketball ring?  really?  seriously?  even I know it's a HOOP!  
and this girl loves playing H  O  R  S   E....but I digress.

America has halfheartedly picked Trump because he is all alpha all the time.  

America wants somebody to take control of the reins and run with it, make it great again, maybe even do a little good, and most of all, put America first without apologies.

This is a no-Brainer, no Boner, no Blaming America hat trick, alongside Cruz behaving -- presidentially speaking -- as the polar opposite of Trump.  Propped up by bogus media bias, with Drudge highlighting every single Cruz mistake, and Fox News declaring Trump the winner (in spirit) only every single freaking day, the horse has arrived and sits inside the pearly gates, folks.   And Trump's mission, being the man's man, alpha persona, dog whistling dixie-do-little-or-alot, is of no surprise; and not only does it come naturally to him, it has encouraged many Americans to perceive things seen and unseen.

oh it's a good day to be a hot mess in America.

and so let's just wrap things up.

if this were a game, and it is, Cruz is on E (and it's not for empty).  Let's hope it's for ELECTRIC ELECTORATE -- or at least enough to get him to the big show, shall we?

I mean, how much fun will that be...a contested convention collision.  I think it has a nice ring to it, don't you?

gotta go.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's About the Jealousy of a Free People Thing

Dear America,

"Against the insidious wiles
 of foreign influence,
 I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens,
 the jealousy of a free people 
ought to be constantly awake, 
since history and experience
 prove that foreign influence
 is one of the most baneful foes
 of republican government."  
George Washington

one minute the UK is cautioning its LGBT citizens when traveling to the US, and the next, it's welcoming an intervention (re: Brexit)...which is it?

"Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none, or a very remote relation.  Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns.  Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities...Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rival-ship, interests, humor, or caprice?"  also George...

and just look at us now...
Look at all the intervention...the meddling...the collusion...the corruption of separation of nations in every sense of the word...

Interject the creation of the United Nations  --

to the very latest and greatest creation, feeling more like fraud every day, in the making of a global climate change agreement among friends....wrong...wrong...wrong again.

In all my meddling, my colluding with the world wide web on the subject of  "Brexit" -- Nile Gardiner popped up with an all-round scathing rebuke on just the notion of Obama entering the fray.

He begins:
President Obama has been no friend to Britain. His presidency has overseen the weakening of the Special Relationship, a byproduct of Obama’s general lack of respect for America’s allies. In many respects, Barack Obama has been the most anti-British US president of modern times, siding with Argentina over the Falklands, removing a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office, calling France America’s “strongest ally”, and even snubbing the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.
and goes on to note:
The Obama administration, unlike most British people (and I imagine most Americans, if they were asked) thinks the European Project, the drive to create a European superstate, is a great, noble ideal. It is blind to the reality of economic decline, mounting Islamist terror in the face of colossal intelligence failures, an absence of border controls across much of Europe, and a resurgence of tension and hostility throughout the European continent.
The European Union has become the enemy of economic liberty and self-determination, a monument to the over-centralisation of political power and the suppression of nation states. The EU represents European decline, while Brexit offers hope for renewal and a vision of a resurgent Britain that looks out to the world, and not just across the English Channel.
and all I can say to that is, welcome to my world, Nile.

Key words --

"monument to the over-centralization"...

"enemy of economic liberty and self-determination"...

And isn't it amusing how compatible Nile's arguments work in equal portion alongside the global climate change agreement among nations.   But wait! UN scientists claimed there is merely eight years left to get a handle on this thing called global warming -- dire and vewy vewy serious consequences await us!   That would be the "consensus" of "scientists" circa 2007!   Oh my gosh!

How can anyone on the LEFT side of this global climate change collusion, all for the express purpose of gaining political power with redistribution of wealth liberties, keep a straight face?   This is so bloody absurd.

From a totally different time and place (1923), it was Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh giving the American people this observation:

"Take for example our entry into the World War [in 1917].  We did not think.  We elected a president for a second term because he said he "kept us out of war" in his first term.  We proved by a large vote that we did not want to go to war, but no sooner was the president re-elected than the propaganda started to put us to war.  Then we became hysterical, as people always have done in war, and we believed everything bad against our enemy and believed only good of our allies and ourselves.  As a matter of fact all the leaders were bad, vicious.  They  lost their reason and the people followed....

The one compelling duty of America is to put its own house in shape, and to stand upon an economic system that will make its natural resources available to the intelligence, industry and use of the people.  When we do that the way to the world redemption from the folly of present chaos will stand out in our country so clearly, honestly and usefully that we shall be copied wherever peoples do their own thinking."   [pp. 275-276, The 5000 Year Leap, reprint The Economic Pinch, Charles A. Lindbergh Sr.]

"All the leaders were bad," he said.

Dare we add that this "leader affect" is the cause -- oh the intoxication of power; it's a pollutant, greater and more toxic than co2!  Like climate change, collusion collisions come and go, carrying the weight of the world...

And then this mighty element of propaganda hit me like a cloud of dust, overwhelming my every capacity to see straight.  

A man (or woman!) of honor in the realm of politics is so hard to find.

I am troubled by the Trump affect, and just how this anything but simple man will perform on the world stage...

and came across this....in the Washington Post: Trump will win in a landslide...

Trump is capitalizing on the irrational-ness of humanity, letting emotion lead us; in that realm, rational mind doesn't stand a chance --  and facts don't matter.  Yadi yadi yada ....at least, so says Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert.

Here's a thought from Adams, as in Scott:

"Identity is always the strongest level of persuasion. The only way to beat it is with dirty tricks or a stronger identity play. … [And] Trump is well on his way to owning the identities of American, Alpha Males, and Women Who Like Alpha Males. Clinton is well on her way to owning the identities of angry women, beta males, immigrants, and disenfranchised minorities.
“If this were poker, which hand looks stronger to you for a national election?”
Calling all earthlings -- Brixet, Global Climate Change, Presidential campaign 2016 --  they have in common all things hysterical, one way or another, and its the propaganda machine that comes out on top as leader of the free world.  

Oh my fellow citizens -- the jealousy of a free people 
ought to be constantly awake

In modern terms, it's just a day to be so jelly and revel in it, live by it, and if need be, die for it.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It's Another Day After, and One That Stinks to High Heaven Thing

Dear America,

welcome to the Day After the New York Primary...

all together now, can we say P  U?

After 34 states have officially entered the dung done pile, we are nowhere.

But there is one thing we can be quite clear about -- although many on the right may not want to hear it...

And it all begins with the premise, if you are are a Trump supporter -- you are already in a special group; and this group is counted in full at every primary.  It's a finite number -- if you are with him, you are there already --and that number can then be used to look at the rest of the universe, the black dingy hole that it has grown to be without exceptions.

There is only one state where Trump has gained over 50% of the vote.

New York.

And of course, it may be said over and over and over again today -- but if he didn't get up over 50% there, then he won't make it anywhere, right?  bada bump ba

Okay.  So what.  Whatever.

Well, this is revealing something astounding, if we are brave enough to be paying attention.

Considering my last count of the 34 primary results -- 33 of these states carry a  majority of over 50% who say No to Trump; while 21 of these states (including the District of Columbia) say NO to Trump in a percentage over 60%!

That's a real number, folks.

And it stinks.

The thing is -- Trump is so fixated on himself,  he can't even see the hump of the dump ahead,  The Left has yet to unleash itself; the right has more people against Trump then with him; and when it comes to a match up against Hillary -- the presumed Democratic nominee -- his ability to soundbite his way through a debate with her will be a total crap shoot.

That is real; it's not a reality show no more, no more.

Trump cannot debate.

He will not be able to just call her names like...crooked...liar...big fat liar....oh whatever Hillary...you're just stupid....this is ridiculous....can you believe that...she just lies....whatever...when I'm president we will win again...yadi yadi yada

GO HERE for a wonderful report from The Patriot Post, by Nate Jackson -- A Good Night for Bad Candidates.  Or go here, @The Patriot Post, by Jacob Jacoby: Delegate Rules Aren't "Rigged" Just Because Trump Doesn't Like Them  Or go here @The Patriot Post, by Mark West: How Trump's Recent Behavior Reveals Disturbing Weaknesses.

The numbers do not lie.

Trump's numbers are atrocious, a dark side of the moon...and in a reality bites kind of way, they carry the weight and dreadful stench of things to come really, if you really want to know.  But then maybe, you just don't want to hear it.

And while the GOP establishment may very well be to blame for all of this nonsense -- there is that - none of that matters now.  

We are here, there, and every where.  And it is a mess.

But Trump -- with or without his followers -- is delusional to think, at this point in time, Senator Ted Cruz can be mathematically eliminated...from winning this....eventually;  never mind the possibility of clinching the GOP nomination before the convention... as clearly, NOBODY seems to be doing that!

Show me the guy "clinching" it right now....where is he....not seeing it....where?  

If you turn off the media, what do you hear in your own head?  Huh?  What do you hear?  What does your intuition tell you?  What do the  numbers show right here, right now?




And by the way, all in all, the three under T total 877 delegates.  

And again, mind you, this 877 are the delegates counted in the anyone but Trump crowd ...or else ....they would have voted for TRUMP already!   And then of course, there is California -- a winner take all state...and up for grabs... 172 delegates...June 7.  (happy summer)

Needless to say, we might as well just put these guys in jumpers, throw them all into the salt mines -- hopefully to the very bottom --  and see who comes out standing.   

Or better still -- can we bring back the duel?

ah yeah
I know

this girl is just in a pissy mood, isn't she?


Some days just stink to high heaven all the way around...shoot me.  No.  Really.  shoot me

Make it a Good Day, G

ps the salt mine link (above) is actually strangely beautiful...you should really go back and look at it and end this day with something pretty x

pss  the only outcome that seems to present itself is to have Trump and Cruz BE the ticket.  boom!
 and having said that --- Cruz should be president with Trump playing vice.  CRUZ TRUMP 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It's Two Birds Sitting on a Branch Thing

Dear America,

"I've learned so much from my mistakes, 
I think I'll make a few more."
Tee Shirt Guru strikes again

so this is kinda funny...

here's Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, courtesy of a quote plucked from Los Angeles Times...

“We still go back to the basic problem: 11.3 million people,” said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Congress has not appropriated the money to arrest and deport millions of otherwise law-abiding immigrants, she said, so it makes sense to allow some of them to work legally and raise families.

Which made me wonder....I wonder what planet little miss ruthie lives on these days -- how long as it been since this nation, and more expressly this Congress,  been concerned with living within it's means?  Considering the annual budget deficits in the trillions, and a National Debt at nearly 20 Trillion, and UNFUNDED LIABILITIES from Medicare...Social Security...etc. exceeding 100 TRILLION....what's with the concern of "appropriating the money" first?  The interest on the nation's debt alone should preempt any future appropriations of any kind!

And to the point of the case itself --  what's Congress got to do with it, right?  It's before the Supreme Court, for Pete's sake, simply because the Executive Branch -- President Barack Hussein Obama --  did the legislating all on his own, without Congress!

OH but Reagan did it...nana nana na na  -- OH REALLY?  read this little number.

What I really like about that link -- if you read it -- is the point that it didn't work the first time, or the second, and at this rate, third time's a charm has no legs to stand on either, no matter if those legs be considered juvenile or fully matured into adulthood...

 3) The Reagan-Bush examples are not positive ones. The 1986 amnesty did not work as promised. It was riddled with fraud. The enforcement provisions were ignored or circumvented. Illegal immigration actually increased in the years after the amnesty. The supposed "once and for all” solution almost immediately gave rise to an even larger version of the original problem.

The argument that “Reagan and Bush did it,” is essentially an argument that future generations should not learn from the errors of previous generations. With the advantage of experience, it is clear that their decisions did not produce the desired result, and actually greatly worsened the problem they sought to solve. Let’s not repeat their mistake.
And then there's this --
one of my favorite founders, Ben Franklin, gave us warning...

He recognized the "natural inclination in mankind to kingly government" --  for through a Ruler's Law,  the subjects may gain the illusion of security, as if the people are better protected under a certain centralized rule -- but at what cost?  And more important, where would it stop?  

If the king giveth, the king can taketh away,..

And given where America is at these days -- with about half of the population realistically considering a full-blown socialist or a bonafide lying elitist leftist to take the highest office of the land, oppressive rule seems to be coming back around again on broken wings and promises, usurping the Rule of Law and all.

Here's an illustration for you, as described in The 5000 Year Leap:

The Two Wings of the Eagle

The Founder's view of their new form of government can be further demonstrated by using the symbol of the eagle and referring to its two wings:  #1 The Problem Solving Wing  #2 The Conservation Wing.

Wing #1 of the eagle might be referred to as the problem-solving wing or the wing of compassion.  Those who function through this dimension of the system are sensitive to the unfulfilled needs of the people.  They dream of elaborate plans to solve these problems.

Wing #2 has the responsibility of conserving the nation's resources and the people's freedom.  Its function is to analyze the programs of wing#1 with two questions.  First, can we afford it?  Secondly, what will it do to the rights and individual freedom of the people?

Now, if both of these wings fulfill their assigned function, the American eagle will fly straighter and higher than any civilization in the history of the world.  But if either of these wings goes to sleep on the job, the American eagle will drift toward anarchy or tyranny.  For example, if wing #1 becomes infatuated with the idea of solving all the problems of the nation regardless of cost, and wing #2 fails to bring its power into play to sober the problem-solvers with a more realistic approach, the eagle will spin off toward the left, which is tyranny.  On the other hand, if wing #1 fails to see the problems which need solving and wing #2 becomes inflexible in its course of not solving problems simply to save money, or not disturb the status quo, the the machinery of government loses its credibility and the eagle drifts toward the right where the people decide to take matters into their own hands.  This can eventually disintegrate into anarchy.
What do you think?

Are we there yet?

Dare I suppose that we are swiftly approaching the outcome of this duel come November.

Oh the error of our ways is going to the extremes.  Just where oh where is our balance -- our compassion and our conservation meeting somewhere in the middle?

The thing is -  never mind the central government,  this seemingly rather unnatural law of finding such balance may very well start with us, as individuals.  And yet, look at us, look at our children, look at our colleges, look at our millennials...look at our congress, look at our courts -- instead of instilling this kind of reserve and respect for that which is found in the good company of coming to the middle -- a balance of wings so to speak -- by all evidence, be it by our lack of civility or the total absence of critical thinking in areas of life and liberty, finding such middle-ground of the common man has nearly all but  self-destructed.

Let's hope the highest court of the land is at a tie when this lawlessness of amnesty through executive order is once again decided, third time around.  Let's only hope.

Let's slow our roll from here on out and settle things down, for once and for all -- or at least for the next four to eight years, shall we?

You know, when this girl was just a kid, my dream was to grow up pretty much so that I could eat Ding Dongs whenever I wanted; I couldn't wait to get older just to have that kind of power.  tee hee

As If that kind of power comes without any responsibility; as if that kind of perk comes without any second thoughts, missteps, trial and error, or without just cause for taking a pause from time to time...

moderation in the form of two birds always seem to show up just in the nick of time....

they come swooping in from out of nowhere.... taking their proper place upon my shoulders...one to the left and one to the right...and begin pecking at me.  [It's rather hard to ignore.] And sure enough, no matter the argument presented to the psyche, deep down, the answer reveals itself with the responsibility to heed or not to heed to do the right thing.

So once upon a time, there were two birds sitting on a branch....

What does the Law say?  
How about we --- and when I say We, I mean, the Supreme We -- start there.

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, April 15, 2016

It's a Day in Wonderment of Everlasting Grace Thing

Dear America,

"Our lives begin to end 
the day 
we become silent 
about things that matter."  

Martin Luther King Jr.


continuing on the week's theme -- be it wisdom of the ages or the bounty of things aged --

Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King Jr., son of Michael King Sr. who, as a preacher, chose to take the name Martin Luther -- the German theologian/monk solely responsible for the reformation of Christianity through his writings...a plethora of scathing rebuttals of the corruption of the word of God within the Catholic Church.  Circa -- early 1500's.

Long story short, having been excommunicated from the Church, Martin Luther -- now just a monk without a job, without means, and in exile --  translated the Bible into the German language so that the common man could read the word of God without the Catholic church translating and disseminating the Word with their own twist, shall we say, with affection.

Anywho -- can we just say wow.  Michael Sr. took a old white man's name -- dating back over 400 years! And eventually, Michael Jr. followed!  And granted, Martin Luther stood for something rather incredible. And -- of course, who am I to know what Michael Sr. was even thinking, right -- there is that.

But what gets to the heart of the matter (my heart, anyway) is this beautiful expression of kinship,
this deep connection that proudly crosses racial lines and barriers, and comes together to align after four centuries, recognizing a certain standard of character and resilience and determination and above all, faith, that exemplifies the unfettered capacity to transform lives; now isn't that one for the ages!

No matter the color of Martin Luther's skin -- the reformative power and strength of his accomplishments, especially in relationship with God, became the catalyst of an entire identity change for the young preacher, Michael King Sr.  He looked to the ages to find himself, and ultimately become more of the man he was destined to be -- and by this action, and to the very end of life itself, a Michael King Jr. became a Martin Luther King Jr.. Thus, a legacy of unimaginable cultural reform humbly began to take shape, soldering what was once old with something new, through ideas, through the word of God, through great pain, and by name (as ancient as it ever was).

Transformation and reformation are pretty dynamic things.   The fight takes on a life of it's own.

And I'm thinking now of the magical eight years it takes for a two term presidency, knowing the intent in the heart of a young Barack Obama was called out in no uncertain terms when he said, "we are five days away from fundamental transformation."  In relationship with this fact, did you know that the Revolutionary War lasted eight years?

Now it can be said, an administration bearing the great fortune of an entire eight years to "reform things" is working with iron, for no matter who comes following along in the procession of presidents, government itself becomes a mighty fortress -- unable to be easily penetrated.  It remains a  safe hiding place for anything to happen, from make believe to a full makeover in bronze and gold.

It's an enormous amount of time and resources made available for every whim and fancy -- for better or worse.

And speaking of the Catholic Church, did you hear that Bernie went straight from the democratic debate in Brooklyn last night  to Italy's Vatican City?  Indeed; it is planned to impress upon his followers, lock step with the Pontiff, the "urgency of a moral economy,.."  yadi yadi yada  Which only reminds me of how our founders recognized the pitfalls of  designing government around the power and corruption of the church in the first place....oy vey.

And speaking of man made "man-made climate change," did you hear that a bevy of new scientific research, authors, and therapists, have come to the realization a little infidelity may not break us anymore, but are now telling it on a mountain that it just might  make us stronger?  (Here's a good jumping off point, the truth about infidelity...)  Wonder what the pope would say to that, considering he is rapidly becoming famous for his loosely translated Word of God, pontificating profusely upon his lofty aims --  global transformation by way of redistribution of wealth and resources, with free access and wanton use of the Catholic Church?   Hasn't he learned that politics and popes do not mix, whether we are talking happenings on high, in the heavens, from Mother Mary to  Mother Earth.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, of Argentina, was elected pope and leader of the Catholic Church and Vatican City in March 2013.   At the time of becoming the 266th pope, he chose to take the name Francis, in honor of the great St. Francis of Assisi who was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, and lived from September 26, 1182 -- October 3, 1226.

St. Francis of Assisi once said, " Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words."

Isn't that just superb!

I'm meandering through the ages with abandon now...
but all good things must come to a pause some time.
And we are there.

As the weekend beckons us to stop -- to spend time with the family, spend time giving thanks, spend time resting from our daily grind -- my hope is walking on a dream;  I hope that we stop to wonder what an aged Martin Luther King Jr.  just might say today, looking around at such discord and strife, and what remains after nearly eight years of total destruction ("transformation")  under President Barack Obama.   I wonder what America would look like, if perhaps Martin Luther King Jr.'s life had not been taken away from us so soon; I wonder where a lifetime of actions and words of a  young preacher, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., would have led us...

All in all, this becomes just a day sitting in wonderment of everlasting grace and a life now only imagined.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It's Old Against New Phenomenon Thing

Dear America,

happy tuesday

this morning when grinding the beans, boiling the water, and then waiting for it to bubble in the blur of morning light...my mind was drifting as usual.

then the kettle woke me with a whistle, the Italian roast was drenched to completely drowned, and then everything stopped once more...

...once more, my mind went somewhere off into the ether, percolating.

And it is only in this time of wait that it happens: wisdom

Now of course, it isn't about doing nothing during this wait -- oh no.  We are doing things.  We are producing, enriching, cultivating, learning, growing, experiencing, percolating...and even sometimes failing.

The thing is, we can't even make a good cup of coffee (or tea!) without the wait.

The wait is all about the aging process.

Whisky -- my main squeeze these days (tee hee) -- must age.

Yeast, to make the bread of life, must age.


Antiques...value only comes with age!

Babies...must age... to eventually grow into a fine cup of joe or jane...

you get my drift.

But here's a new twist for you --
Her Constitution 
This Republic 
For it was only through the wisdom of the ages, of civilizations and cultures and governments of long ago, along with the greater understanding of human nature linked in solidarity with where we come from --  Divine Providence...the Creator of all things -- all of which were plucked from the tree of life and  painstakingly gathered and roasted and ground into a cohesive property and drenched with dreams of liberty, justice, life and happiness for the greater good and the common man, and then, finally,  only after time and prayer and contemplation and conflict and revolution and argument and resolve is pressed through a fine sieve,  that our dream team of Founders produced such profound excellence!   

The aroma was so intoxicating, people flocked from everywhere just to get a taste.

Even the Day After a blog, the aging process continues.  And clearly, this girl is still imbibing the responses of a president to a rather ridiculous question -- when Wallace was wondering if the office aged him.

But there was Obama -- even though it couldn't be read on his face -- my guess, he was probably thinking, 'why is this OLD, white, dumbass mutha fucka asking me this? Duh.'     But in spite of that, his immediate concern was of not showing weakness.  In other words, rather than espousing the virtues of wisdom that only comes with age and experience and the on the job presidential size challenges giving him every grey hair on his head -- he ventures to take this age thing totally off the table.  'Oh Chris...it may just be keeping me younger'...he he he. Or something like that.  [And no, there is no there there to the depths of narcissism he goes....yeah right.  What    Ever says the valley to the girl.  And just for kicks with a second cup of another flavor, go to this old day when Old is the New New].

Anyway -- my mind went hummmmmmmmmm.  that is so fascinating.

The president is sadly voicing a message received nearly non-stop in America today.

(and it also makes me wonder 
if the president uses 
a single-serving 
k cup brewing system, too...
think about it....
a candidate
all shiny and new.
Where did that get us?)

In many respects, the awe inspired appreciation for the kind of wisdom that only comes with age is meeting a slow perk death.  We are addicted to whatever is newer, younger, like nobody's business.  Even the president doesn't want to get caught old, aged, perhaps perceived as a has been, much like the remains of yesterday's pot.

Of course, being a girl -- our kind has been well aware of this kind of nonsense for quite some time...

Age and Advertising in America has not been, oh, how shall we say,  kind.   Everything is about being simply age less!  As boys grow silver and sexy, girls...matronly, motherly and mature.  Really?

But thank goodness we can be fortified with an abundant source of the greatest generation of stories, anecdotes, psalms, and guidance from every direction...whether it be war remembrances and biographies, early American history to genealogy, the telling of the making of American dreams, inventions, life-altering machines -- our forefathers and mothers made us.  And they continue, to this day, to be the best of story tellers! And with that being said, it is our elders who remind us in the every day of the challenges in peace time and in war, in sickness and in health, in times of being richer or poorer,  for young and old alike -- it is all recorded if not still being told through emails, story telling around the dinner table, and over the first cup of coffee in the morning.

All in all, this is the kind of tangible evidence of our true wealth.

And I thank God for all who have come before me every single day.

I feel so proud.

Sometimes, in moments when sipping that first cup of the day, in my corner to the world wide web, tears well up out of nowhere.  We live in such fortunate times -- while it seems as if so many of us walking around have no idea from which where it all comes; or it may just be, that so many are simply consumed by that feeling of being important, like a single serve k cup, perhaps so busy being self-absorbed through the virtues of social media and such -- they never arrive at that peace that passes all understanding that only comes hard pressed through the wisdom through the ages and a life lived honoring that which comes with heartache, challenge, grey hairs, and all things well aged.

Oh my -- so listening to Rush in the background -- and not really paying attention.  It's all sounding like white noise...blah blah blah...But lo and behold, a commercial just shot a sign across my morning bow!    Have you heard of Patriot Power Greens?  Apparently, as the ad goes, the old guys in the service are giving the young bucks a little something something after taking this supplement.  But of course, it was just how it posed this old against new that had me totally engaged...and it's also known as  a God wink as fresh as the morning beans. that's all ... end of story.  thank you for listening.  

and now,
getting to something else,
with time,
there is one last thing
i want to share
with you
this morning...

After all, it is an Old against New phenomenon day, right?!  Enjoy...

Being Green
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future
generations."She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in our day.Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.
So they really were recycled.But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings.  Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.But too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart young person...
We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced know it all who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
Isn't it great?

And with my gratitude goes out to the old guy, Dennis Byrne, from which this girl found a good copy to paste smack dab on her blog right here and right now.

The thing is -- this girl isn't afraid of growing old; at this point in my life, it's almost like I welcome it, with open arms (and of course, don't be silly, it's after I've had my coffee and doing my fifty push-ups a day to stay strong).

Sure -- I will never turn down a good wrinkle cream, but I will raise that 2 oz, dime a dozen with a good read like Self-Reliance, or Liberty and Tyranny or The 5000 Year Leap and marvel at the new me, feeling the enlightenment from the inside out.  Here comes the glow...And it lasts a lot longer, too.

And given I struggle sometimes keeping things pithy and frothy like a good cappuccino here on the old G thing...let me just leave you with this:

if I were president of the world and somebody were to ask me if the office aged me at all -- my pretty little mug would smile ear to ear and say 'indeed.  as it ever was and ever will be, the bounty that is mine, overfloweth', with as much grace as I could muster for one quiet unassuming moment in my day .

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, April 11, 2016

It's Meltdowns, Menopause, and the Man Oh My...Thing

Dear America,

so it's kinda funny

yesterday, about mid-afternoon, my latest recreation --  crochet -- was needling at my heels to sit... and then, realizing the end of the Masters was drawing near, I quickly dropped a stitch to turn on the television!  

It happened to be just before the back nine...or what I like to call, the Spieth spool  unraveling.

But wait, before I skip a stitch or two -- we're not there yet.

There's more -- 
and it comes as a confession.

I didn't see a thing. 

For there's me -- little g -- taking a look at how, by the tenth hole, Spieth was well ahead of everybody and I'm wondering, what's to watch?  ...Just wasn't in the mood for a rerun of last year, so what did I do?  

I changed the channel. Tee      hee     on me.

oh you silly girl

And you have to understand, now with my head down low beneath my Title Nine cap -- I opted for watching re-runs! of Leverage! of all things! over what has become known as the great Masters meltdown (Alec -- played by Aldis Hodge is my favorite...one of the characters who is super smart and funny and just makes me laugh).   

I feel so ashamed.  

Hindsight is such a bitch, isn't she?

 At least I'm not sitting here, the day after, dazed and delusional and knee deep in a bunker in denial or something...at least, I'm keeping it real.

Let's go to a slip knot question posed from Chris Wallace, of Fox News Sunday, coming towards the end of a long and windy interview with the president:

WALLACE:  I -- I have to ask, with all due respect, when you look at yourself in the mirror, and you’ve got a little bit more gray hair than you had, and you look back over these last eight years, has it been a tough job? Has it aged you?
OBAMA: You know, I don't think it has aged me spiritually or mentally. Obviously, I’ve gotten older. But I suspect that in some ways the job may keep you younger just because every day is a new challenge. It is fascinating. It is an extraordinary privilege. I, you know, I -- I have no doubt that when I leave the office, after a day, a week, a month, maybe six months, you'll start realizing that day to day burdens that you are carrying and you'll probably be a little bit lighter. But, on the other hand, the degree to which every part of you is tested and engaged, that keeps you young.
Is that not classic Obama, or what?  Simply ageless and amazing.

Why couldn't he just admit it?


Yes, Chris!  You got me there...the office has aged me.

Hello!   The presidency ages every president indiscriminately -- and yet you say, Mr. President,"the job may keep you younger...the degree to which every part of you is tested and engaged, that keeps you young."



Yeah, and this girl would be willing to bet Jordan ended the Masters only to awake this morning with his first grey hair.

Being tested,



ages everybody!

But must admit -- I do appreciate the president stealing a vernacular from G...in citing the essential element only discovered in the  Day After.  Now even though I haven't turned that phrase in a while, it is, to it's credit, how the old G Thing began....circa July 2009; and from that day forward, responding to the day after every day became the substantive foundation leading the way -- and consistently, rain or shine, well under par,  I  might add.  [If the president can do it, so can I -- keeping my own leader board as we go. tee hee]

So Wallace asked, "worst mistake?"

OBAMA: Probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya.

yeah, cuz "the day after that" came with a day after Benghazi, didn't it?  Didn't it, Mr. President?

yeah, but Wallace didn't go there, did he; he simply skipped to my loo to the next pertinent question, as in 'what will you miss most?'  To which Obama smiles, as in "other than Air Force One?" he he he

What can we say -- it was almost the bitter end; the soundbite round came with easy swings one after the other.

In the final moments, standing in Obama's old office in Chicago, the president made his way from the pragmatic law professor, and "author," of yesteryear, walking the greens methodically and systematically and ultimately arriving at making this rather seasoned, ideological push out of thin air:

OBAMA: Well, first of all, that law professors back then would think I was crazy saying that somehow you might end up being president. You know what? What I would tell him is what I was telling some of those law students downstairs, that for all the frustrations of democracy and all the contention, it is not always a straight line, but if you put your shoulder to the wheel and you have faith in our democracy and our system, it works.
WALLACE:  So it's more complicated than people would have understood then?
OBAMA: Absolutely. And, you know, I think that when you're outside of the system, you are properly outraged at this ineptitude of the government or this corruption or this issue that you feel deeply about. When you're in it, what you realize is, is that if you follow this process, if you're respectful of this process, then we can sort it out. And not everybody’s going to be completely happy with it. But it will beat any other system given that we are human and given original sin. You know, this is going to work about as well as it can.

yeah, as in ...if you're respectful of the process of corruption, fraud, and lies, and just continuing to let the daily abuses of this unfettered government grow by way of crony capitalism, redistribution of wealth, and by virtue of being systematically buried under trillions of dollars in debt!

When President Obama took office, the country was at about 10 trillion in National Debt...and now look.  If the rate of doubling our debt with each new administration holds true, imagine the country -- sitting at 40 trillion in debt; we are destined to be bankrupt before the sun goes down January 21, 2025.  Just sayin'.  Hindsight is right now, happening in real time, okay.

The thing is -- looking at the greater good -- this isn't a good time to turn off the television, let alone change the channel, let alone blink!

America needs to pay attention.

You know -- Danny Willett almost wasn't even gonna go to the Master's....  Things were a little up in the air, so to speak, his wife was expecting a baby any day, and all.  Well, 'the little man' came early and guess who got to hop a pond?

yeah, it's like that!

Destiny...it's everywhere and often!  

[And you know the rest; but if not, read all about it here.]

But it's this comment, from Willett, that makes me contemplate things a wee bit deeper...he said:

"People were saying, 'Try to bring the jacket home for little man.' I think it's a little bit big," Willett said. "But I'm sure in a few years' time, he'll grow into it."

And there it is.



Soaring through the air at the speed of enlightenment...

...sinking into the hole like a two foot putt.

By hook or by crook, America has grown into it!  The "it" -- the straight jacket -- being big government; as the weekend at Bernie followers double down on just how remarkable and dreadful the future utopian dreams lead.

America has grown into a new way of doing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; she has changed over time -- aged, indeed.  Dare I say, from one girl to another -- in areas that used to be black and white, suddenly we find grey.   And lots of it. What was once up, is down; what was once a clear shot to Divine Providence, is now simply lost -- lost in the crowds, the noise, the propaganda, the hype, the media....the man.  

Who are you anymore? she asks herself ...

Growing government may be rather engaging, testing every faculty known to man, every limit; but if we do it right, just maybe the president is onto something -- one thing, that is.  The gift of being in public service should remind us that every grey hair comes with the privilege of being the care taker of the land, the entire domain.  And if we don't take care of ourselves first, then what is left of us -- how in the world can we be any good for anyone else?

The republic is in meltdown, as the winds of change are everywhere, too.

And lookie there -- suddenly I'm reminded that not only is  little miss hindsight  a bitch -- but she's got a friend,   Lady Liberty [who just so happens to be in the weeds of menopause, kid you not].

Timing is everything, isn't it?

All I can add is that this cup of tea only gets stronger when put in hot water.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

It's Knowing that I AM One Lucky Bird Thing

Dear America,

God's Wisdom
It is easy, on looking back, when you know how things have worked out, for you to say, 'How could I doubt?'  But it is now, while the working out is in process, that you have to give your confidence to the divine Wisdom guiding your life.   When you have experienced, when you have tasted the fruits spread on the heavenly table, you will see that nothing could have been altered.  If you had your will, you would create great confusion and suffering for yourself, but God in His compassion protects you.
 From The Quiet Mind 
happy seven hundred and ninety five blog post day.   [Sure, it's random.]

And sure -- it's not like I'm doing anything earth shattering, right...

being just a girl with a perspective...

sitting on her little pink perch that sits pretty squarely right of center...

keeping a diary of America.

But here I am -- 795 blogs later -- and my heart is chirping up a storm.  Now granted, it's not like fame or fortune is shaking my tree and coming to greet me every day.  No, it's pretty quiet on the home front.  And what a benefit that is, right?  Oh how the unintended consequences of not answering to a wide audience naturally unfetters the realm of possibilities!  Every day then centers on singing to my own song without subconsciously second guessing what is said.

[and who knows...maybe one day, everybody's gonna wake up and ask themselves, what the hell happened to America???...and little g will be there for you.  Sure, maybe the old G thing doesn't get to everything, but it gets to the GIST of it, in the order in which it comes, starting at the very core of things.  Read up on vintage G and be amazed. teehee]

Anyway, little g gets to flap her wings and let it rip,  flying freely, under the radar, anywhere she wants to go. 

And ironically, every day continues, one day unto the next,  never being about the destination at all.  

My greatest potential IS the process -- the personal intimacy shared with my thoughts and the Divine while meeting up with a whole host of daily news available for the picking.  And what began as a rather unseasoned entry into the unknown of the blog-o-sphere, chronologically bearing witness to the transformation of America, somehow blossomed into it's own.   The evolution of me, G, came to life right before your eyes, and mine, one day at a time, and often with days apart.  And now I can't stop.  It's just not in me to stop; spring has sprung.

And you have to understand, me being an Aries -- follow through has never been my strong point.

 Seeds of thought abound...
Just a mastermind of ideas all the time...
Few watered and cared for....
until now.

Look at me go boom.  From the inside out, my flourishing finish IS in the work(s).  All little g needs to do is show up here.  And it's no wonder -- now thinking confidently about where my strengths lay, in a manner of speaking:  nesting, journal-ing, and raising my baby bird.  This is the grand scope of G, albeit compact and complete and collectively capable of fitting into the whole of a robin's egg.  

Did you know that seasonally, robins typically lay only one egg a day?

The process of life is astounding, isn't it?

Between living our own lives, perhaps making a new life or two along the way, all while trying to live with purpose -- as other people's lives and mother nature come and go all around us every single day --  it is a wonder there is any order at all.  It's a splendid miracle of the Divine in motion.  There is a reason for the season, of everything under heaven.  There, in fact and science,  God lives -- and there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever.   

But how about this -- how about we start punishing the Creator deniers?  [That's how ridiculous THIS is. And for a few  MORE thoughts... Tweet Tweet, Newsflash: Climate change just IS -- using it as an agenda to affect global economic change is an evil process, and a corruption against humanity and telling the truth at the speed of sound.    It's wrong all the way to Rio and back again.]

So yesterday, I learned how to crochet, as it's never to late to learn something new, right.

With my fellow DAR darlings, we crochet blankets for the Paralyzed Veterans of America  that are calibrated to be a perfect fit to accommodate just the tops of their laps and legs, and without fringe; frilly embellishments like that carry the potential of getting caught in the spokes of their wheelchairs. Simple, straight-laced, and savvy rules the day.  And contrary to the creative force the writes this blog where anything goes, this process requires of me to forget about me altogether and to consider the blanket's heroic destination as the most essential thing. 

And then it dawned on me.

All of a sudden this rush came over me, recognizing how Spirit works, truly works, in and around our lives.   Sometimes we have a chance to let our ego soar, to do purposeful things even if only in our own mind; but the most meaningful moments are those that seem to spin circles, revolve, like hummingbirds, around what it is we do for others -- whether it is our family, our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers and acquaintances....even our time and talents given freely to people we will never meet.  People that may have even given up a limb while in the protection of us, to make the world a more secure place to live -- and personally, for me, to be at liberty to do the things I do: to nest, to write, to raise a baby bird in what may be called wild and wonderful, reckless abandon!

There is not enough yarn to spin to express that level of gratitude.

The freedoms we enjoy every day are protected by the everyday heroes, the young and the old, the brave and the strong.

And while we speak of heroes, the next thing on my list of things to do today is order a book...Left of Boom, How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.  You can, too, if you follow in formation with that link.  I happened to have heard an interview of the "young man," Douglas Laux, just this morning; and he just so happens to sound rather seasoned now.  Ah the beauty of merging new experiences over the gift of time; it's a certain pay back that returns with dividends seen and unseen.... Just so excited to sit on my little pink perch and read it. 

 And until we meet again, as you revel in your now -- today -- my wish for you is that you enjoy the process of your day wherever it may find you and do your very best.

Make it a Good Day,

Lay Good Eggs, 
And take good Care,


Friday, April 1, 2016

It's the After-Birth of an Interview Thing

Dear America,

happy april fool's day...

"Don't let idiots ruin your day."

[full disclosure: my MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES APP, by Monkey Taps, displayed this a couple of days ago...It's a pretty good app; simple.  Some days are better than others, of course, and likewise, little g can relate...tee hee]

And let's see...what was happening a couple days ago?

Oh right.

Chris Matthews was interviewing The Donald, et. al, in a town hall....
he started pelting Trump with questions on his position on abortion, and somehow it wound up with the question being butchered into a hypothetical situation -- based upon if abortion was made illegal, would Trump punish the women?   Matthews was crafty, hand-picking the parts he wanted to keep.  

Matthews was like, what? what would you do? what? answer the question...if you are president...  what? this is not something you can dodge...what would you do? should abortion be punished?

Or something like that, anyway.  What can I say -- it's crib notes courtesy of G.  

The thing is, they both sounded like idiots.  

Go to the full transcript, HERE.

As If.

America may very well continue to argue over the topic of abortions for generations to come; America might just even tweak the law in little itty bitty ways; who really knows.   But make no mistake, America is never going back to a day making abortion illegal.   

For that day --  that kind of unconditional value in human life and the making of a family, that kind of character that values sexuality and love in equal portion -- has surely come and gone.  And what a failure in culture it leaves behind in it's absence.

The conversation we should be having is one of raising our standards all the way around the f$%& block.

And not to mention -- given we live in a day when modern medicine gives us extremely inexpensive options on birth control...
But I digress.

The idiots in tandem highlighted two things:

1. Chris Matthews belongs on MSNBC and makes for the perfect specimen in liberal journalism, with all ten toes and a tingle up and down his leg, the way he brings conservatives to their knees and stuttering no, no, da da until they cry uncle must feel like hardball heaven. 

2. And for The Donald -- well, this was the initial question that started it all --

QUESTION:  Hello. I am (inaudible) and have a question on, what is your stance on women's rights and their rights to choose in their own reproductive health?

YOU WOULD THINK -- as a presidential candidate -- he would be SO PREPARED for this question....Right?

And yet,
Trump tried to go generally sketchy: 

TRUMP:  OK, well look, I mean, as you know, I'm pro-life.  Right, I think you know that, and I -- with exceptions, with the three exceptions.  But pretty much, that's my stance.  Is that OK?  You understand?

Now Trump didn't bother to add what the three exceptions are, nor did he articulate any actual rights women may have, he just popped out what he thought was the most reasonable answer and then crowned it off with something ridiculous...asking the girl that posed the question a demeaning couple of questions back -- "Is that OK? You understand?"

Seriously? How condescending.

But  this is where Matthews chimed in...what should the law be....

yadi yadi yada

TRUMP:  ... this presidential election is going to be very important, because when you say, "what's the law, nobody knows what's the law going to be.  It depends on who gets elected, because somebody is going to appoint conservative judges and somebody is going to appoint liberal judges, depending on who wins.

And we're off to the land where idiots play...

What is that?  What's he saying now?

But it didn't stop.

MATTHEWS:  If you say abortion is a crime or abortion is murder, you have to deal with it under law.  Should abortion be punished?

TRUMP:  Well, people in certain parts of the Republican Party and Conservative Republicans would say, "yes, they should be punished."
yadi yadi yada
MATTHEWS:  Well, no, I'm asking you because you say you want to ban it.  What does that mean?

TRUMP:  I would -- I am against -- I am pro-life, yes.

MATTHEWS:  What is ban -- how do you ban abortion?  How do you actually do it?

TRUMP:  Well, you know, you will go back to a position like they had where people will perhaps go to illegal places.


TRUMP:  But you have to ban it.

MATTHEWS:  You banning, they go to somebody who flunked out of medical school.

And it didn't stop there.

It kept coming.
Wave after wave...
and often times coming with sharp pains.
Until finally it was over.

And the result, not the prettiest thing ever seen, but it was real.

Live T.V..

Alive with possibilities; but never once did I hear Trump say he would put a woman in prison, whether ten days or ten years.

One of my favorite parts, and one that gets to the heart of our cultural divide, came packaged in this unsuspecting moment of innocence, bearing it all:

TRUMP:  Your Church [Catholic] is very, very strongly as you know, pro-life.

MATTHEWS:  I know.

TRUMP:  What do you say to your Church?

MATTHEWS:  I say, I accept your moral authority.  In the United States, the people make the decision, the courts rule on what's in the Constitution, and we live by that.  That's why I say.
[as if the Fourteenth Amendment -- 
settles the argument of the rights of all human life, 
including in the womb.
....that's a good one.] 
TRUMP:  Yes, but you don't live by it because you don't accept it. You can't accept it.  You can't accept it.  You can't accept it.

But never mind.  We don't have time for that today.

Et tu Matthews was going for a long slow death -- and well after the conception date, too; let's just say, it's way beyond 20 weeks...way.

Beware the ides of March, ringing in the fools of April.

Make it a Good Day, G