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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's About Losing the American Huddle Thing

Dear America,

From my little book,  The Quiet Mind:

If you endeavor to raise the Christ within you, you help to raise all mankind.  You cannot make one effort towards heaven without the whole of the world, even the very earth itself, being the better for it.  See the responsibility that lies with you, Brethren!  What a glorious opportunity is yours! Don't allow the darkness of earth to deny you your birthright of freedom and happiness, of service and worship.  Peace be with you; peace, and a great joy.

this morning finds me continuing to toss and turn the Kaepernick story in my head, to the point of giving myself a concussion; the field of dreams for all Americans has grown into more a war of words, shaming and persecuting and blaming, with lines drawn and everything.  it's as if we can't talk to each other...

We've lost the American huddle.

Now given my favorite thing to do here is continue on a thread for the week, the sting of Kaepernick's sit down has led me to an op-ed in the Washington (com)Post, of all places; it's something written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Even though his perspective leaves a few holes, his overall performance and message is articulated with a tone worthy of an honest couple of minutes reading.  Let me just add, for such a big league, larger than life guy, he sure came off soft, gentle in his findings, thoroughly thoughtful and compassionate on this thing we call Free Speech, et.al. and the rights and privileges for all of us to take part.

My biggest beef with what Colin Kaepernick chose to do was his pick for time and place.

It was not appropriate on that national stage for Colin to personally, metaphorically,  raise his middle finger at the playing of the National Anthem and Color Guard -- no matter what the reason.  Essentially, that is how his actions were perceived; while some cheered along side him secretly, others jeered, and then the entire Colosseum that stands for America came tumbling down, all a-twitter, like one giant pig-pile.

Kareem sums it up by saying this -- "When the government fails in those obligations, it is the responsibility of patriots to speak up and remind them of their duty."

And then I have to ask -- what up with this "when the government fails?" (But more on this in a second...)

Not to mention, his premise (given the title), "Insulting Colin Kaepernick Says More About Our Patriotism Than His" --  just love how Kareem lays the blame and the ball at the foot of the innocents on the sidelines, aghast by what has just happened, as if we should all be ashamed of ourselves for even thinking his sit down called for a dust up.

But let's cut to Kareem's final thought:

"What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s raised fists caused public ostracization and numerous death threats, we still need to call attention to the same racial inequities. Failure to fix this problem is what’s really un-American here."

Yes, indeed, here we are  -- 50 years later -- and just look how the  liberal ideas have failed us in government when it comes to social inequalities...

For the biggest failure within the mindset and ideology of the Left, is the very idea that government is the answer!  Government has never been, and never will be, the answer in making all dreams for all Americans come true.

Read this, from The Patriot Post, (August 17).
In the end, Gallatin says:

"Instead of truly addressing the real problems the Left’s socialist policies have created and exacerbated in the inner city, Demo-gogues turn and blame the problems on those who have the least to do with them. And Clinton is no different as she continues to double down on those old, failed Leftist policies, and calls racist anyone who would dare to challenge and point out their hypocrisy and failure. Sadly, it seems that too many within the black community will continue to accept the victimhood narrative preached by Hillary and other leftist leaders who are all too happy to have pawns at their disposal."
AND for a real shock, as in ice bath, read this!  It's another post by Thomas Gallatin highlighting the Not So Great Society under LBJ.  Talk about ugly.

I hesitate to re-post this, but feel I must, for this explains so much -- 
(Regarding LBJ’s views on co-opting the black vote, here is his remark regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1957 to Senator Richard Russell (D-GA): “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.” And, how about this remark about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, on why he could not make a discrimination case in a Texas district: “There’s more niggers voting there than white folks.” Recorded Message)

What's really UN-American Kareem IS the crime against the African-American community perpetuated by the ill-intentions to use people as a voting block, merely to hold the power.  What's un-American is denying all children, attending school, to learn about America's foundations, respective of the greater good -- the duties and responsibilities of self-reliance, good self-government, and fully independent of government itself.  To understand the very basic nature of the American system of governance, as it was intended back in the days creating our Declarations for Independence, our Bill of Rights,  and nation's Constitution -- is to understand that our government IS NOT OBLIGATED to give the people anything but freedom and liberty.  

The welfare, the food stamps, the medicare, the Obamacare...even the Social Security -- all of it -- it's all wrong, unnecessary burdens upon the backs of all taxpayers, and all bad... not one bit of these things was written into the Constitution, and that includes things of the general welfare nature to boot!

As it stands now,
"all federal taxes are factored in, the U.S. tax system as a whole is progressive. The top 0.1% of families pay the equivalent of 39.2% and the bottom 20% have negative tax rates (that is, they get more money back from the government in the form of refundable tax credits than they pay in taxes)."  And to link to this page, a graph showing 95% of the Income taxes paid to the IRS are by those hard working Americans making $50,000/year or more.

If the failure to "fix this problem" deemed un-American becomes Kareem's final point in the end, then my question becomes where does Kareem want to start?  This girl really wants to know -- where do we start?

For it's funny, cuz in a manner of speaking -- don't all things, problems in particular, start with looking at ourselves first?  And upon that premise, could not the African-American community begin at this very place?  Government has not solved the problem because, from government's perspective, they (Socialists/Progressives/Liberals to be exact) like things the way they are -- an entire community, from sea to shining sea, depending upon government every single day,  Slavery anyone?

it was meant to shock.

Responsibility to make this thing called life -- with a little liberty -- in the pursuit of happiness (and not the guarantee) is to actually take the personal responsibility.  If you give up the personal responsibility, and basically hand it over to the government, where is the upward mobility in that?  

What you get is not only something so totally un-American, but it's something that never changes; you are stuck at whatever level of prosperity and freedom and happiness the government gives to you...pretty much by choice.

This encapsulates one of the biggest lies circling the field today, more detrimental than pain killers and human growth hormones; and it's zigging and zagging, taunting us with quick fixes, masquerading as activism... it's community re-organizing by lifting our nations traditions, values, work ethic, faith, education, and fundamentals up from their roots and redistributing the face and personality and addictions of a fraud, of a brand new America, complete with an unhealthy body of citizens, so totally unrecognizable.  Unrecognizable.

To begin this fix, is to understand it won't be quick.

Trump can't do it overnight, if at all; and Hillary certainly doesn't stand a chance (but of course, she's not planning on it,) 

No, we've lost the American huddle -- in the sense that nothing is working how our nation was intended.  Nothing.  Because the something we, as a nation, must do has nothing to do with government.
"You cannot make one effort towards heaven 
without the whole of the world, 
even the very earth itself, being the better for it..." 

"See the responsibility that lies with you, Brethren!"

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, August 29, 2016

It's a Day to Spring Up Oh Well! Thing

Dear America,

"Spring up, Oh well!
Sing about it..."
See Numbers 21, The Bible

forgive me father, for I have dimmed...it's been days since my last politico obsession, one worthy enough to call my own and pontificate until all the stray cats of Rome come home.

happy end of summer, everyone.  school is back in session; and while my nanny gig hours get cut back in half, the benefits outweigh the costs...believe you me and can I get an amen?

of course, given what's been missed, and given we are now deeply seated at the right hand of an election only ten weeks away, what is to come of our time here today, right here, right now?  What is most pressing?  what is most interesting?  what is most disturbing?

we could sum it all up to many a not so splendor-ed thing. U   G   H

Just this morning, add another Anthony Weiner sexting scandal (aka strike three), Huma leaving him (finally), and we got ourselves a humdinger ready for the trash compacter, or at the very least, sufficient fodder for the first fall fire once the evenings resume their annual chill.

Surely until about a minute or two ago, this little old gthing was prepared to bring up the sit down on the football field...oh Colin Colin Colin why have you forsaken the jersey, man?  And to think, this girl adored you so.

Oh sure, Colin is stepping in it because it's just the right thing to do, the thing to stand up for (besides cancer) -- we get it.   But oh, how sad, it's almost as if -- if you didn't know anything about him, anyway -- that Colin's experiences might add up to taking a stand while sitting down all the more understood. But no, not really, said the two white parents who raised him.    And yeah, perhaps I made that last part up -- because they said nothing of the sort, but what does it really matter these days......America -- there is no place on earth where the whole truth and nothing but the entire story is edited from reality like tomorrowland.  Here's a forward pass from one of my favorite places -- The Patriot Post.

I only wonder what Colin has to say to Dwyane Wade right about yesterday, or the day before, as two brothers from the hood shot and killed Dwyane's cousin, Nykea Aldridge while she was walking her three week old baby!!!!

Oh but this is just an everyday thing in ole Chicago.  (I hope you hit that -- you will not be disappointed... well, you will be more than disappointed.  It will sadden you to the middle of the earth and back again)

And flashpoint -- it's not about the police and it's not about the guns. ( See post summer G)

But here we are -- Kaepernick wants to make the story about white oppression and police brutality, while Wade wants to make it about gun control, #enoughisenough.

Yeah, this girl has had enough too but I have no voice, am I right -- cuz I'm just a dumbass white girl.


speaking of white girls,
get a load of HER first set of commercials.  yes, we're talking HILLARY with a capital H as in Hypocritical Bolshevik Balderdash -- oh, how does it go...

....something like this:

"(voice over) cuz all it takes is JUST ONE WRONG MOVE"  ...suddenly in big, block letters across the screen

it's like,
are you for real?

This is what you guys go with?

Yeah, all it takes is one wrong move -- and just how many has Hillary had already?

If I were the capital T right about now, I would seize the day on this little opening.
Carpe freekin Diem to me. 

 I would line up an entire commercial with HERs, one second saying One Wrong Move, the next lining it up with one of HER lies  wrong moves.  One by one, the sixty seconds would peck off each and every instance of HER making the wrong move -- from Benghazi (which, let's face it, adds up to more than just one, right...considering HER State Department was asked for greater security in the months leading up to the attack and  it was denied...Ambassador Stevens was doing a secret arms deal! without proper security forces! on an anniversary of September 11!  of all times/places/and things, and let's add HER lie to the grieving families -- you know the one -- where she blamed it on a video at the same time as telling the truth of the planned attack to Chelsea and others...)

And we're not even close to running out of ideas... how about that foundation, eh?  If it were involving any other family, they would all be in jail.

And how about that email server?  Not turning over ALL of HER emails, let alone in a timely fashion?  And then proceeding to lie about it over and over and over again.  And what about that cloth?  And now, they decide to hide HER State Department schedule until after the election?  Are you kidding me?   An American Thinker thinks out loud here.

One wrong move, leads to another wrong move, which leads to another wrong move and so on.  And who are we kidding, there isn't enough time in a commercial to say enough, whether it be in big bold caps or fine upper crust print.

Who honestly wants another wrong move from Hillary after this?  Seriously, really, who?

The next thing capital T needs to say to Hillary is 'you should fire that ad agency -- cuz you got screwed.    That was a huuuuge mistake.  huuuge.  and you are stupid.  very very stupid.  i can't believe I ever gave you a dime.'  

oh my, sometimes I just crack myself up

and on that silly note,
this day needs to come to a close.

And while this day turns out to be just about getting my feet wet, angling to get the juices flowing while reveling in the contrary and the extraordinary of this life as we know it, we have only just begun, again.
yay, for there is just so much to say...eventually

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

It's a Fitness/litmus Test Thing

Dear America,

"Yes.  I think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president."

considering the source...
this off-putting, cutting remark is coming from a sitting president -- and during a press conference, and while alongside the Prime Minister of Singapore, of all things unfit for the moment.  How uncouth, really.  How unfit of an American president, that being a president for all Americans; to strategically intervene with the elections as such, and with such cunning nonchalance, uh uh, like a fox.

Never you mind the pathetic answer from the other side -- the lying, conniving, global elitist vying for the highest office of the land...Hillary Clinton.  Never you mind her inept handling of the entire State Department -- under his watch, by the way.  Between compromising national security with transmitting confidential information via email,  use of a private server constructed around an extra toilet in a small Denver loft, umpteen lies stacking up to the American people, the Benghazi tragedy, the loss of every gain in Iraq -- and amounting to an ISIS revolution.  We have evidence of ON THE JOB UNFITNESS everywhere she wanders, even in the ether, and everyone is okay with that?

And don't get me started on this news, just this morning. 
Meg, Meg, meg meg meg meg.  oh meg.  you disappointment me greatly.

Now who is she but some failed contender to be govanah of california?  And a wonky republican establishment one, at best.  While there was a time when the old gthing here was poised to vote for her! eegads!  Are you really this stupid, Meg?  Love him or hate him, Trump is the candidate for the GOP, and if for some reason it pains you to say anything kind about the guy, STFU!   All the while - just how do you get all the way over the wall to voting for HER??  Seriously. Meg?  No, really -- how do you get to Hillary if you are indeed a "conservative" and  "republican," inquiring minds wanna know.  (no,not really;  run MDM as in, Meg Doesn't Matter)

Meg said something like this, (as this girl quotes the quote via the New York Times):

“Time and again history has shown that when demagogues have gotten power or come close to getting power, it usually does not end well,” Ms. Whitman said. She asserted that Mr. Trump had already “undermined the character of the nation.”

Isn't that exactly who we have IN OFFICE right now?  HELLO?!

Obama was merely a wee little one term Senator -- a guy who captured America's heart way back in 2004, during the Democratic convention way back when, and who, at the time, elevated the conversation with saying things like....

"Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. 
"Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America. 
"There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America. 
"The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States: red states for Republicans, blue States for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states. 
"We coach little league in the blue states and, yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states. 
"There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq, and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. 
"We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."

DEMAGOGUERY is demagoguery.   Obama was making his appeals and striking a cord.
BUT more important --  this isn't the kind of president we got now...now is it?  I might also add, it seems more like the exact opposite, but I digress.

Now, by definition - a demagogue is a leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.

And since we are having this conversation, isn't every candidate a demagogue to  some degree?

We -- as constituents -- decide what message we relate to, and what issues seem to be our greatest concerns; once we establish that much, we expect the candidate who in fact wins our hearts and minds, to follow through in action, implementing the appeals voiced during the political campaign with the same spirit.  With unwavering integrity to the original message -- you know, the one that fulfilled all the little people's dreams -- the expectations of the people, for the people, are real and become a mandate of sorts.

And yet, we the people are toyed with every day, every four years, getting worse and worse as the demagoguery and skulduggery digs deeper and meaner, as all diplomacy and civility goes out the door -- the political lines have been drawn.  And it's ugly.

It was only four years later, when a young, and perfectly unfit specimen for the job, ran for president in 2008.  Even though he caught everyone's attention back at the DNC convention, he had some work to do.  And this is when a young Barack Hussein Obama began crafting his appeals to the people all over again...I mean, he was up against HER before he was up against McCain (ugh).

And immediately setting his sites upon blaming the previous administration for everything, Obama said things like this:

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child.
That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic."

A guy with no experience on the job, a community organizer, with questionable associations with Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, and a history of following anti-American professors, mentors and activists,..and then, what does he do -- besides continuing to blame Bush even into his second term -- Obama adds TEN TRILLION dollars to the national debt -- now a shameful 19.5 TRILLION dollars (not accounting for the over 100 TRILLION -- yes, that is 100 trillion dollars -- in UNFUNDED liabilities; destroyed one-sixth of our economy through peddling lies to the American people on being able to keep our doctors, etc. etc. by the unlawful administration, and without even one vote from republicans, in Obamacare; botched a gun running scheme with Fast and Furious; lost every gain in the Middle East; turned Libya into a hot mess; undermined our immigration laws through Executive overreach; disenfranchised every police force across the nation over the course of nearly eight years; lost four American lives in Benghazi and went to sleep (had to get his beauty rest before flying out to California for a campaign stop) and then masterminded a lie to cover up what really happened; told Medvedev he "would have more flexibility after election" on a live mic;

oh I could go on and on.

and I will.

What is the latest?  Now talk about unpatriotic....irresponsible....being totally UNFIT for the office of the president of the Untied States.  yup, that was on purpose.

It's a biggie, so hold onto your benjamins --

...Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said...
Senior U.S. officials denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. They say the way the various strands came together simultaneously was coincidental, not the result of any quid pro quo.
But U.S. officials also acknowledge that Iranian negotiators on the prisoner exchange said they wanted the cash to show they had gained something tangible...
Meanwhile, U.S. officials have said they were certain Washington was going to lose the arbitration in The Hague, where Iran was seeking more than $10 billion, and described the settlement as a bargain for taxpayers. 
Iranian press reports have quoted senior Iranian defense officials describing the cash as a ransom payment. The Iranian foreign ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment. 
The $400 million was paid in foreign currency because any transaction with Iran in U.S. dollars is illegal under U.S. law. Sanctions also complicate Tehran’s access to global banks.
Oh, so the UNFIT president, currently in office, "skirted the law" in every way, not even alerting Congress, and paid a ransom, and paid a handsome one, at that.  And what's with it being the first installment?   Paying Iran interest?  Seriously?  Just who is the caretaker of American interests if it is not this administration?

And more important, didn't our US dollars -- the ones sent to the Central Banks -- in fact, FUND the indefensible fund?  Is this not just mincing reality with a magic bunny stuffed with funny money?

Are we all on a reality TV show right now?

Oh my, this president is proving he's UNFIT every day!

Oh big brother.  Every day, we all wake up to stunning news and the mainstream media is so aligned with the mischief, the ideology, the agenda, all they really want to do is bury Trump right now, eliminate him entirely.  [And isn't it just a shame the Donald helps them pick up the shovel half the time...oh donald, donald, donald.  Known and Unknown,  Read it.  When you're done with that, go to Liberty and Tyranny; and when finished with that,, there's probably a good Ann Coulter book that I'm missing here; then, hit The 5000 Year Leap for the essential fine tuning; and when you're done with all that, perhaps finally get to The U.S. Constitution.  teehee]

You know who needs an intervention --- besides Trump?

Barack Hussein Obama
Hillary Clinton
Meg Whitman...

"Black Lives Matter" see the brand spanking new list of demands...(just when you thought it was just about the police...)

Oh my.  Let's just call it, the entire United States of America.

Oh hell, how about we just start that intervention with America first.

I'll start with myself -- right now.  Time to get fit, and be fit, and talk fit -- think of it as a fitness/litmus test to be the best American and model citizen I can be, every day.  And not just by lip service, but in all ways.  and may God bless us one and all.  This is essentially a test we all, individually and collectively, need to pass with honors.


Make it a Good Day, G