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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It's One Big Fat Oh Thing

Dear America,

"And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.  But if in you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written. 
You have been told also that life is darkness, and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary.  
And I say that life is indeed darkness save when there is urge,   
And all urge is blind save when there is knowledge,
And all knowledge is vain save when there is work, 
And all work is empty save when there is love; 
And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God. 
And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.  It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house....And to know that all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit, And to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching."

sure, this girl has played with these two pages of The Prophet  before; my love for Kahlil knows no bounds, it's a wonder he isn't here to meet you every single day offering something profound.

It's about this binding, of one to another -- having such an affectionate relationship with our livelihood and its connection with each other, that it becomes this mighty force for good; and it's this place of virtue, having our work be in relationship with the whole, that ultimately brings true satisfaction, tying our self-worth with the value we bring to others in the most beneficial of ways.

Can you just imagine living in this kind of community, in true community with one another?

As well, there is this part:  "You have been told also that life is darkness, and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary."

Yes! Yes!
And thus, let's  run to the light as fast and furious as we possibly can, right?!

OH the value of being mindful as to what we allow to take hold in the cornerstones of our own mind!  How can one even hope to live so much as a hopeful life, if all that is really heard, day after day, is built upon pessimism, weakness, weariness, or not having enough?

It precisely illustrates what happened in the 2016 presidential election.  The vote was split between pessimists and optimists, the glum and the great, the hopeless and the hopeful.  It sure doesn't take a science rocket to figure that one out...teehee.

As another moment in The Prophet ricochets off the page:  "If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind."

How beautiful mind is that?

In some strange way, the news of the failure of the repeal and replacement bill in the senate, makes me proud; for there is evidence of critical thinking afoot.   Unlike the Left's woeful,  follow-the-leader approach, where each and every one of them comes out to the podium saying the very same talking points verbatim, sounding more like robots, talking heads, and bobbling to boot -- the Right side of the aisle seems to be thinking, critically, of all that is at stake, as each individual mind is coming to the table of negotiation for the betterment of the whole (leftists and progressives and conservatives alike, mind you).

OH GO Gibran --  "You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link.  This is but half the truth.  You are also as strong as your strongest link."

bu hahhahahaha

It's mad men meeting up with mad science meeting up with the mad masses and coming up with a mad, bad-ass scheme to turn this madness around.  boom.  OH my, the options, the possibilities, the greatest healthcare system on the planet, has a fighting chance to stay alive.  OH me OH my.

In some crazy way, this morning finds me feeling so optimistic, I can't stand it.

But that's all I got, today; a quickie, I know.
 
It's all about the OH;  one big fat O....for optimism, people, for optimism.

 Make it a Good Day, G

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's about Canceling Cold Cereal and Keeping our Faith in the American Dream Thing

Dear America,

"If I were in charge of the world, I'd cancel cereal, Monday mornings, rules, and also CDC [after school care for us working mamas].  If I were in charge of the world, there'd be Halloween every day, cleaner water, and more flowers.  If I were in charge of the world, you wouldn't have vegetables, you wouldn't have spelling tests, you wouldn't have bed times or don't watch T.V. .  You wouldn't have to clean your room.   If I were in charge of the world, a chocolate sundae with whipped cream and nuts would be a vegetable.   All things would be sweet.  And a person who sometimes forgot to brush, and sometimes forgot to have lunch, would still be allowed to be in charge of the world."                                           by my girl...second grade prose

funny stuff, 
oh the girl can dream, right.

Clearly, she had issues with getting just a bowl of cold cereal for breakfast; she had issues with Monday mornings coming way too soon; she had issues being told what to do, and especially if that also involved having to stay after school longer than most of her friends, waiting for her mama to finish a day's work. 

Catching up with the young millennial now, she adores most vegetables (all except eggplant, I think), would probably opt for something savory over something sweet most hours of the day, prefers Netflix to TV, prioritizes lunch, while as far as spelling tests.... well, they've been replaced with the test of patience as she makes her commute,  making adult choices as she manages her time and responsibilities, and just guessing she is probably quite content finding herself not in charge of anyone but herself, let alone a whole freaking world (and a world thoroughly messed up to boot...)

What fascinates me most, is that all of us -- at one time or another --  think we have the answers; if truly given the chance to be in charge of the world for a day, or heaven forbid for forever, we would know right where to start.

Our perspective seems so spot on within the confines of our own beautiful minds we can almost taste it, smell it, and see it in all it's glory, making absolutely no apologies of what our vivid imaginations make manifest -- whether it calls for taking some things completely away...like cold cereal,  a reevaluation of the school calendar -- even if it risks clashing with the Gregorian calendar set forth from the days when the pope made himself in charge of the world,  or tragically,  made certain the possibility of a world that never cleaned up after themselves that ultimately created a very dirty room everywhere on the planet (And just where is the joie de vivre in that, right?)

Knowing that humanity does not think alike, and may not always do the right thing, or even know just what the right thing may be, is exactly why our founders created a REPUBLIC based upon rule of law, instead of a democracy, led by majority rule.  Just think, if the majority always won, just imagine the level of oppression; just imagine the loss of freedom and liberty; just imagine our country being taking over in the same vein and furor as the number of likes something/someone gets on facebook, or by the number of twitter and instagram followers. Crazy, right.

America was created to be somewhat bully proof, by law.  NO one person could ever be in charge of our world.... here in America

Obamacare is a perfect example of how this country is failing us, as it falls further and further into majority rule, versus the Rule of Law.  It came into being without one vote from the opposition party -- as in, the DEMOCRATS bullied this law into being without one republican in support, and even without debate.   

It came into being based upon a fraud; after months of being told it was not a tax, the only way it passed the likes of the Supreme Court was by the process of redefining the Obamacare mandates and calling them what they are, which is a tax; and if that be true, than it makes the legislation entirely void, according to the Origination Clause -- which, by law, requires all revenue raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives (which Obamacare 2010 did not).   

With the democrats having not just a majority, but a super-majority, the fix was in already -- whereby all the lies from President Obama, telling Americans we can keep our doctor, keep our plan, and be rest assured of lower premiums by the thousands, were thrust down the throats of Americans like the tyrannical tongue depressor that it really was.   
Begging the question, just how can we be all that surprised that what originated as an act of deep throat has metastasized into what we see today in the lawless acts enabling the deep state to wreak havoc upon the Trump Administration?  Connecting the dots gets so easy, it's like being back in second grade. But I digress like a kindergartner.

Makes me also wonder who's monitoring the halls these days, especially with regards to other kinds of bullies about town, like this one...
that's just a great post from David French @ The National Review -- dare this girl  add, sure wouldn't mind this guy being in charge of the world for a day, just sayin'....Allow me to share with you his conclusion:
It would be unfair to hold the SPLC responsible for these violent acts. After all, the ultimate moral responsibility for violence rests with the criminal. But we all know that speech has power. It can influence men to do great good or inflict great harm. The SPLC is using its speech to inflict harm, to express its own form of hate, and to spread misinformation and deception throughout the land. 
What’s the solution? The media should stop using it as a source — unless the SPLC again starts focusing on its original valuable mission of exposing and combating racist terrorists and white supremacists. Enough is enough. The SPLC has lost its integrity. Media outlets who use the SPLC to assess Christian speech expose only their own bias and incompetence. There is no justification for its vicious hate.
The thing is -- if the Alliance Defending Freedom is a hate group, then i'm a monkey's trans-uncle. teehee, laughter is the best medicine, doncha know.

 And more than that, ABC News is a bully, too.

It's amazing the power of a news source, no?  

It's also incredible the power of propaganda, the power of the spoken word, the power of a dictate, the power of an Executive Order.  It seems humanity, when in a position of power --- lends itself to the kind of corruption that only being in charge of the world can bring.  It is awfully intoxicating and troublesome, no matter the age;  when this kind of power is seized, naturally we are known to know how to run with it.... sometimes, even with scissors.

It would be generous of each and every one of us to think before we speak, to carry our words close to our heart until such time we are moved to speak, and only then, if it may provide something worthy and good to the whole (outside of our own selfish little world, that is) --  be it the whole conversation, the whole school, the whole neighborhood, the whole wide world.  This girl would be wise to listen to herself often and much in this regard ;)

But oh out of the mouths of babes, for even at the age of ten, we know what's good.....that clean water and more flowers is more pleasant and deserving of recognition than the impurities of almost anything else, even if it comes with a toy.   And if in fact, by reason and by concentration, the focus is turned to these very things that are good, that are purposeful and beautiful, that are enriching, in such a way that is WAY over and above the things that are not, then how much better a world we will make.  It's pretty elementary, my friends and foes.  Oh what an affirmation of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness it can be!  To speak over one another with truth and grace and of beautiful things.....mmmmmm good.

The more the actual repeal and replacement of Obamacare becomes just a butter dream, the more this girl wishes to be in charge of the world, if only for one day.  Give me just a day, just one day.

Hard to imagine, after all this time, how unprepared republicans are for this moment in history -- to return health care to the free market with aplomb, having the circumstances be totally reversed by the congressional numbers, by the mandate given confidently by the American people who continue to vote their conscience with stellar accuracy and grace and understanding.

THIS IS THE TIME, ladies and gentlemen, to stick it to the democrats right back!  This is the time to realize, for at the very least one day, that you, too, can be in charge of the world and make certain the popular intercessions correcting the doomed trajectory of an industry that encapsulates one-sixth of this nation's economy; when it comes to our sickness and our health, what is best for the whole is to go by way of cold cereal, cancel it altogether and be done with it; and in so doing, keep the American dream.

This is the moment, for all the marbles; this is the moment to capture the flag and return healthcare freedom to its proper caretaker -- the individual.

And may God bless America, along with all the rest of the world....as that would not only be fair and kind, but the right thing to pray each and every day.

Make it a Good Day, G


Friday, July 14, 2017

It's About Statesmen vs. StatesXmen Thing

Dear America,

"If Congress can do whatever 
in their discretion 
can be done by money, 
and will promote the general welfare, 
the Government is no longer 
a limited one possessing enumerated powers, 
but an indefinite one 
subject to particular exceptions."

 James Madison, circa 1792
 With much appreciation to The Patriot Post 

so this morning i left messages for susan collins, rand paul, john mc cain, and once again, tried to leave a voicemail for mitch mc connell; and to my complete disappointment, getting the ear piercing message that his mailbox was still full and not taking messages, all i wanted to do was scream. 

[Mitch's mailbox has been "full" going on three weeks now, but this is an unscientific assumption based upon my mere efforts to get through; for all I know it's been full since mid January, guessing around the twentieth, the day of reckoning that it was... teehee. Mitch is so pathetic, but I digress.]

Now if you read G regularly, you would already know this:
  
One of my favorite places on the world wide web is The Patriot Post.  It gets the credit for not only the opening thought just this morning, but, also, consistently and diligently leading with inspiring quotes from our founders, compiling commentary from conservative authors far and wide who are fully committed to revealing the revelations and history of our remarkable Republic and its foundations as it pertains to policy and our principles today, and all the while, having the editorial prowess to offer sound opinion upon the day's current events in the name of liberty and justice for all. 
   
The Patriot Post, birthed the same year as my girl, holds a special place in my heart; there is probably not a day that goes by when this girl doesn't mosey on over to see what bells are ringing.
  
Getting the Mid-Day Digest and Alexander's Column automatically via email (highly recommended btw) never fail to impress me, and above all, center me -- especially upon days like this...watching the nonsense bellowing from the halls of Congress.

Congress is so afraid to act as true statesmen, we may as well call them statesXmen; it's as if they have all lost sight --  gone completely deaf and dumb, too -- of keeping to the terms and conditions laid down by our founders.  And considering we have just finished celebrating our Independence for the 241st year in a row, how is it possible we have all completely lost our true independence?

In closing what has to be the most historic, international, smack down documented ever, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Samuel Adams....etc...said the following:

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

They had no idea what lay ahead in the days to come, in the days that continued with the Revolutionary War raging across the colonies.  And yet, being men of great courage, they FIRMLY believed in the process and the cause with unwavering faith, knowing their actions were guided by something greater -- that being, DIVINE PROVIDENCE.   

With unshakable faith, they pledged their allegiance to each other no matter what may come -- because they could see it clearly in their mind's eye and they knew it was going to be good!   It was not only going to be good, it was the right thing to do!  It was not only the right thing to do, it was the honorable thing to do!    So much so, they were willing to risk personal loss, personal indebtedness, personal happiness, against all enemies on behalf of the livelihood and general welfare of the common man.

In one short sentence, a sentiment of the highest standard was displayed without fear; with a confidence setting forth a destiny that would change the world, the stage was set with a willingness to do whatever it takes.

Now -- to the day's statesXmen we have come --  shaking in their loafers/stilettos, being completely dizzy proposing one political antic after another, rather than resting upon the principles that have made America great; for the laws and principles, in policy and constitution, were Divined and reasoned and debated and questioned over the many months and years following the signing of our Declaration of Independence of 1776.  

Taking what amounts to be a compilation of the best of the best of the body politic over the centuries --  if not 5000 years  --  America's Rule of Law came about following the study of civilizations through the ages, mainly of Rome, Greece, and Jerusalem.

To say we are a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" is not some slick gimmick.

The thing is -- with respect to what our founders actually set forth -- this idea of centering on WE the PEOPLE required each new generation to make the same pledge to each other, just as our first statesmen, moving forward.  It called for a certain duty -- to God and to Country and to Countrymen and women and children -- that we continue to be an educated and self-reliant PEOPLE, essentially believing in good self-government above all else; for solid self-government has a way of controlling many flaws, right...

What it did NOT call for -- is allowing for some people to get free stuff, free healthcare, free food, free anything, solely on the backs of the hard working, tax paying Americans without end.  If you are receiving any government benefit, it's not the government supplying these needs; these needs are being supplied to you by the generosity of the community in which you live, through government taxation.

It's a rather direct transaction, too, along with the umpteen unseen fees; corporations and small business and individuals are taxed, and from those proceeds government provides for the common defense, supplies three branches of government with all the bureaucrats amassed to support it, and then decides how to distribute the rest.  And the government can't even do that legitimately living within it's means, now twenty trillion dollars in debt!  Does anyone care how much money that is?

This Obamacare fiasco is a case in point.  This never should have happened in the first place; and how absurd is it that today's GOP cannot figure out how to communicate to the American people just how corrupt and ridiculous this legislation truly is, let alone be brave enough to repeal it!


Mitch McConnell doesn't even come close to being in the same room as statesmanship, this is just a given.  But besides that, healthcare is simply not a commodity that the government can recklessly give away by way of the redistribution of wealth, by way of government subsidy, by way of any other way other than through the avenues of the free market, the natural flow of supply and demand, and of course, lest we forget, good SELF-GOVERNMENT.  [translation:  smoke at your own risk, as just one example.]

The founders recognized what kind of government provided the healthiest relationship between those in power and the governed; clearly, it's now all reduced to a prescription that we have fully abused, erasing two hundred years of common sense.  (See also opioid abuse and 1.3 billion dollar fraud)

At the end of the day, it is the entire GOVERNMENT that needs limitations enforced, department sanctioning,  and perhaps, with due cause, of course,  a few statesXmen jailed for charges of crony capitalism, invasive corruption, and fraudulently spending trillions of dollars of the people's money without proper, lawful cause, and without any way possible to reach solvency before an overdose occurs.

and to think, all this because Mitch didn't answer his f%&ING free phone.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It's a Dirty Preoccupation Thing

Dear America,

"The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, 
but the fountain of wisdom is a babbling brook.  
It is not good to be partial to the wicked 
or to deprive the innocent of justice. 
A fool's lips bring him strife, 
and his mouth invites a beating.  
A fool's mouth is his undoing, 
and his lips are a snare to his soul.  
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; 
they go down to a man's inmost parts."  
Proverbs 18:4-8 
Written by King Solomon, 
sometime during his reign (c. 970-931 B.C.)  

acquiring dirt is a cheap way to get ahead in life; and yet, go figure, it's precisely this kind of luscious morsel, this little nugget of debauchery or shadiness back behind the man, that supplies the sustenance of nearly all political campaigns.

Even though,  
finding dirt, amassing dirt, building dirt into a mountain of garbage -- 
whether it's source comes via foreign or domestic hybrids, having grown from devious seeds -- 
runs counter to who we are as a people of character, both individually and collectively (no pun there).

What's more, bonafide media outlets -- purveyors of all things news worthy and pertinent to the American people --  have done nothing more than disparage themselves and the business they are in by continuing to dispense ridiculous, hypocritical, politically motivated, run of the mill, gossip. 

It's a pathetic waste, and I mean waste, of precious time and energy.

Point of fact -- the DNC provided their own dirt, organically, from within their own organization!  Such is the case, of the leaks of John Podesta's email communications between the powers that be.  Who cares where it came from, or who unearthed it!  It doesn't matter when the truth is, these words spoken between trusted confidants in the middle of a presidential campaign were actually SAID.  The sad reality is, the sentiment and messages between multiple DNC upper echelon, were words spoken, and not only that, they display exactly their motivations -- getting Bernie out, among many other things... SEE a nice list of 18 revelations from Wikileaks, here (thank you, BBC News)....Dated October 27, 2016, by the way.

oh, what have we got here....oooooh here's a morsel now:
 In excerpts from one of Mrs Clinton's paid speeches to Wall Street bankers, she said: "Politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. 
"But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position."

So 412,000 dollars later...
The lengthy investigative report, which described Ukraine as concerned that Trump would favor Russia if he won, said that the effort was coordinated with the Clinton campaign, raising questions of foreign involvement similar to the charges that Russia worked to help Trump. 
"Donald Trump wasn't the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country," said the Politico investigation... 
It said that she [Alexandra Chalupa]  pushed information about Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort to reporters including Yahoo. Manafort was replaced by Trump amid concerns about his work for Ukraine's former leader, Viktor Yanukovych.

In that Politico investigation post, linked above:  "[the] investigation found evidence of Ukrainian government involvement in the race that appears to strain diplomatic protocol dictating that governments refrain from engaging in one another’s elections."  Translation: and it's not the Trump camp.

real evidence found, huh.

Oh, and just who is this Chalupa?  Politico answers:
A daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who maintains strong ties to the Ukrainian-American diaspora and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Chalupa, a lawyer by training, in 2014 was doing pro bono work for another client interested in the Ukrainian crisis and began researching Manafort’s role in Yanukovych’s rise, as well as his ties to the pro-Russian oligarchs who funded Yanukovych’s political party.
oh okay. that's going in the good to know pile.

Returning to the piece by the BBC,

Here's one for compiling that which concerns....speaking out of both sides of the mouth:

"In a leaked 2013 paid speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, Mrs Clinton said that Jordan and Turkey "can't possibly vet all those refugees so they don't know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees".
and another:
"In May 2015 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook pointed to a report that the Clinton Foundation had received money from one of the project's backers, emailing that "the enviros may latch onto this going forward. Have we discussed when she will come out against Keystone?"
He also asks if they should wait until after President Obama vetoes the pipeline, which he did in November 2015. Mrs Clinton announced her opposition in September.
Of course, there is this little bocado hermosa (beautiful morsel), via Eddie Scarry of The Washington Examiner:

Media yawn at Podesta's 'needy Latinos' email

ya see how the media picks and chooses it's dirt?

Clearly, the main stream media [that which is aggregated daily, agriculturally speaking, to be a compound of  80% liberal -- and of those,  an astounding 99.9% hypocrite, and hellbent upon using the medium of manure shoveling and leftist groveling, feeding one another the same slop over and over again, like pot belly pigs]   is uber selective.

The THING IS --

with regards to Don Jr. --
if all we have is a twenty minute meeting to nowhere --  serving up the same sh*t, whether foreign or domestic, as the Clinton Campaign when colluding day and night with the DNC --- then what is there to talk about?

DO WE REALLY HAVE TO KEEP PILING ON THIS REALITY?

AND!

NOT ONE VOTE WAS CHANGED!

President Donald John Trump is our president, fair and square -- no matter how dirty the shirtsleeves.

Colluding with Russia --  hmmmmm -- what have we got.....ummmmm nothing with regards to DJT.

And it's funny, the left winged mainstream media wasn't all that upset when a sitting president actually said via an open mic to a real Russian, just six months before the 2012 elections, this little tidbit from Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard:

President Obama: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space." 
President Medvedev: "Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…" 
President Obama: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." 
President Medvedev: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you."
what?
you're gonna relay to Vladimir Putin,  the Vladimir Putin, that you just had a little conversation with the American president, and that Obama asked Russia to wait until after the election...assuming he would be re-elected, thereby paving the way for all you guys to collude once again, right where you all left off?

oh okay.

oh those pesky, needy, dirty, lousy Russians

Here's a final read for you, for today anyway; it comes via CNN -- but of course, it also comes with an editorial disclaimer that goes like this:  "Jeffrey Lord is a CNN political commentator. Previously, he served in the Reagan administration as a White House political adviser. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. For a counter perspective, read Doug Elmets' analysis."   And yes, even Doug gets the same disclaimer -- but when something IS commentary, doesn't that mean, by definition, it is someone's opinion in the first place?  And further, if actual news stories are told through a liberal bias, shouldn't that also come with full disclosure, too?  As in, "Good Evening, I'm Jim Acosta, and I'm a liberal, and here is the evening's liberal news..."  oh but I digress.  literally and figuratively.

Back to the final read, for it is good.  HERE it is.

And besides, even President Obama told Trump to "stop whining" about Russia interfering with the election...remember this?  “You start whining before the game’s even over?” Obama said at a press conference. “Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.”

And just why was Obama so bold to say all of this, like the arrogant little piss-ant he was, crawling up the side of the eastern palisade of dirt upon dirt like he was king of the mountain?  For like everyone else in the country, HE thought Hillary was going to win; HE felt emboldened to kill this dirty narrative likity-split in order to pave the way for HER eminence, Hillary Clinton, to BULLdoze her way back into  D.C. all over again.

You know, I've heard, "it is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice."


Fake dossier, anyone. See Circa.  See Circa.

oh "the words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts."  And then come out his buttocks right on cue.

The news of Russian interference with the 2016 election, as well as the lack of evidence of collusion, let alone any vote being altered or changed or added or subtracted anywhere from sea to shining sea because of it, should justifiably be reduced to trash; we might as well stock it up to being nothing more than a pile of garbage, and immediately set it on fire, sending it in the direction that all election dirt belongs, up in smoke.

Every campaign gets dirt.
Every campaign is at risk of behaving badly to get dirt.
Every campaign considers getting good dirt on the opponent to be as valuable an effort as panning for gold.   That kind of nugget is worth traveling the miles, weathering the snowstorms and all the hills and valleys such aspirations may bring; just ask those who made it all the way to California during the Gold Rush.

Show me a campaign as pure as the driven snow and this girl will still show you a drift -- whether it be of something high or  something low, whether its from lands far, far away or la la land.  The innocent snowflake begins to collect, and with just the right amount of ill begotten wind, slowly each one is carried away until the wee little snowflake becomes a mighty, impenetrable, abominable snow drift.

Adrift is adrift is a drift; and like gossip, it is collaborative, collective,  and contagious in thought, word and deed -- one globs together with another, and then another, and then another.  And so on.

Gossip is not good; it is not news; it is the pure pillaging of fresh unfettered grounds --  taking a plot potentially nutrient abundant, of sound roots, and full of righteous aspirations --  and rototiller-ing the hell out of it;  then, spreading seeds of corruption, contempt and carousal, fully ripe for contaminating the land for as far as the eye can see, and beyond, as we slowly replace living from a place of wisdom with wretchedness.

And this culture of ours -- it not only digs dirt right about now, it thrives on it.

Look in the mirror and see for yourself.

It's on your face,  as well as on mine; if we're not throwing dirt back and forth, it doesn't make it to the Drudge Report, right?  And just look at me -- of all absurdities -- aiming to measure it here on the old G Thing upon any given day.

Here's a riddle:  which comes first, the person or the politics?

Oh it's neither here nor there.
We spend so much of our time talking about things that don't matter, spending less time talking of things that do matter, that in the meantime, we bury ourselves in piles and piles of dirt.  

It's a dirty preoccupation.

It's so much on some days, we don't even realize the stench in the air, making it nearly impossible to breathe.

Who knew rarefied air would become more valuable than gold...

Make it a Good Day, G



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It's a Call to Call Your Stupid Senators Thing

Dear America,

“President Obama tried to move us forward with health-care coverage by using a conservative model that came from one of the conservative think tanks that had been advanced by a Republican governor in Massachusetts,” she told The Wall Street Journal. ”Now it’s time for the next step. And the next step is single payer.”

first of all, Elizabeth Warren -- get your facts straight.  Obamacare was not fashioned through the likes of a republican, any republican, okay?  NO REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT!    The architect of the [UN]Affordable Care Act was Jonathan Gruber along with a lot of help by Podesta's liberal think tank, *** Center for American Progress***  
Strong Suggestion:  DON'T click that! It will just make your blood boil!

From THREE YEARS AGO -- Marc Theissen posted this, at a place which advertises this tag line: "democracy dies in darkness."  [Oh you can say that again...] -- anywho, here you go...CLICK THIS!

Don't have time?  Here's the crux of the matter -- 

"As of this weekend,
 there are now seven 
Gruber videos, 
in which he mocks 
the “stupidity” of American voters 
and boasts of the 
Obama administration’s ability
 to take advantage of it. "

oh oh say can you see by the dawn's early light....

or read this part:  

...Asked in Australia whether he had intentionally misled the American people to get the law passed, Obama replied curtly, “No, I did not.” 
Yes, he did. Put aside his now infamous lie of the year in 2013 that “if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.” Obama also insisted repeatedly that the individual mandate “is absolutely not a tax increase.” In a 2009 interview with ABC News, George Stephanopoulos pressed him on it no less than five times. He even read Obama the definition of “tax” from Webster’s dictionary. Obama was adamant: “My critics say everything is a tax increase. . . . I absolutely reject that notion.” [LIAR!]
If one were to read vintage G thing, dating back to 2009/10...when this healthcare law fiasco was just coming about, plenty of background was exchanged to all of you with regards to this masquerade -- from death panels to little white coat lies made by the Obama Administration.  Go ahead and weave your way back to those good old days, courtesy of the old G Thing, and relive the days before this disaster called Obamacare finally reached a republican advantage to repeal/replace it.

But make NO mistake:  first and foremost, Obamacare was administered fraudulently, and only supported by the Supreme Court AFTER the Chief Justice decided to unconstitutionally change it and call it a tax --  surely coming with a pit in his stomach and heart palpitations.

Andrew McCarthy lays it out quite nicely, here, at The National Review (2013).
The thing is, this reason alone IS grounds to repeal it --
"Tax legislation has to originate in the House; the health-care law didn’t."  

Translation: On this fact alone, Congress should repeal it, for it's illegal!  It did not originate as a tax through the House, making it totally null and void!  What's the HOLD UP, besides this blatant corruption against the American people which congress continues to rob us dumb and blind?

But please, go ahead and read the whole thing by Andrew McCarthy; I'll wait.

do do do do, do do do, do, dado do, do do do.

The second thing is:  
UNIVERSAL 
SOCIALIST
 SINGLE-PAYER 
MEDICINE 
WAS WHERE THIS WHOLE THING 
WAS HEADED RIGHT FROM THE START
that click quotes Obama from 2007!

...because, after all, Jonathan Gruber is an MIT economist,  HE Knew what he was doing and President Obama knew what he was doing and the democrats knew what he was doing....geeze, even little old G Thing knew what he was doing.....

It just so happens that it was the American people who were completely bamboozled (or was that considered  to be just too stupid, Jonathan?) and left in the dark about the god awful naked truth about this brand spanking new entitlement set to break America's back!  Oh the crime against humanity; the republic hasn't seen a day like this since the days of FDR!

From The Weekly Standard's John McCormack, August 2013:
And so we have a rare moment of bipartisan agreement in the United States Senate. Reid now appears to concur with Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who has has been warning for quite some time that Obamacare was "rigged to fail" in order to pave the way for a total government takeover of the health insurance industry. 
"More than two years after the passage of Obamacare, the data overwhelming show the law will fail to achieve its core objectives of lowering costs and improving access," Coburn wrote in 2012. "That, ironically, may have been the design. By making private insurance unaffordable for everyone, it will become available to no one. All that will be left is government-centered, government-run, single-payer health care.


Here's a decent recap, taking another look while looking at Obamacare Five Years Later, as written for the Washington Examiner, by Robert Ehrlich (August 18, 2016).

QUESTION IS, will Americans continue to let their stupidity undermine the repeal of this single-payer ruse?

I spent a fair portion of my morning calling a few senators; starting with Mitch.

Now, his office answered with a recording, along with an automatic message at the end, claiming the mailbox to be full, and thereby making it completely impossible to leave a message at this time! UGH!  Of course it is.

I promptly sent him an email, and continued to make some calls.

What did I want?
Complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act -- nothing more, nothing less -- just as they had accomplished to do in 2015, when they managed to put just that on the desk of President Obama in January of 2016; and even though knowing full well he wouldn't come close to signing it -- moreover, opening the Oval Office door for Obama to use the procedural political process as mocking material for weeks thereafter.

Translation:  it was a sideshow and completely meaningless, just a symbolic gesture to it's base before 2016 arrives with a presidential size showdown.

So to the question I was prepared to ask his office:
Does Mitch even have any balls left?
But unfortunately, that question was met with the pathetic dribble, we are unable to take your message at this time. but your message is important to us, please call back at another time.

yeah, yeah, three hours later, just tried calling his office again.  nothing but niet

Now given the amount of propaganda being peddled from the Left ...claiming that in the republican bill hundreds of thousands  will die....let's get the take via the left mocking the right, shall we?

Here's some truth, making heads and tails of single-payer systems operating throughout the world.

Don't be stupid, America!  Don't be stupid!

From The Weekly Standard:
But these and other similar columns and editorials miss the point: The Arizona Medicaid story was not grounded in conservative heartlessness or hypocrisy. It resulted from a single-payer health care system crashing into a budgetary brick wall. The real lesson here is that “single payer” and “death panels” go together like “See’s” and “candy.”
About Those Death Panels . . .
The very real threat of government health care rationing.
JAN 31, 2011 | By WESLEY J. SMITH

Good story Wesley J. Smith -- even love the plug for See's Candy, a local favorite xoxo

Okay,
so where are we?

The Left is counting upon Americans to remain ignorant to the truth of how health care and the economics of the marketplace are intertwined; when arguing on behalf of the free market for the betterment of the whole, as any educated American  will surely do, the single payer nonsense has no legs, no arms, and a waiting list 18 months long to see a specialist....and by all ways and means, no place in a free market, competition driven, maximizing choices, decreasing premiums, health care system designed to give the all the freedom directly to the people, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

Returning to how we began the day, Elizabeth Warren is just one in a million peddling a lie about Obamacare coming out of a conservative think tank, blah blah blah blah blah; great spin there, girl, great spin.  Chocking it up to a pattern, as we speak -- this time, telling a lie nearly as remarkable as your claim to be Native American ...when gaming the system to get a job that would allow you the privilege to pawk your caw at the hawvawd yawd...yes, indeed, brush off that Boston accent just for kicks and giggles.  Curious, did you go Mercedes or BMW, fizzy lizzy?

Enough.
This girl is so sick of talking about health care.  So here's my prescription:

Get on the phone, kicking and screaming to your stupid Senators!

Then, go have a cocktail; it's just the best we can do given the circumstances -- the arrival of a big holiday weekend just around the bend.
.
Some might even be moved to say, at this sad state of affairs, that using the 4th of July as a time delay -- a crutch to delay the vote -- is a rather twisted illustration of the real scandal: the spineless, ball-less, useless bunch of Republican Senators who by definition, are primarily responsible for protecting the stupid republic! 

Make it a Good Day, G


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It's a Fight for Harmony Thing

Dear America,

-- harmony -- 
by definition, is
"the combination of simultaneously 
sounded musical notes
 to produce chords and chord progressions 
having a pleasing effect."

this little tidbit of inspiration on the day comes courtesy of the Kerry Shook Ministry, as seen on TV just this past Sunday afternoon; Shook began his message, defining harmony, just before redirecting a string of relationship advice to couples experiencing conflict.  His point -- for harmony to actually happen,  each individual note must struggle, even fight, for it's voice to be heard and then blended into the whole.   It is through these subtle and not so subtle differences that we carry a tune, and, hopefully, make beautiful music -- whether we are talking a combination of two, or twenty two, or twenty million.  True harmony sings praises of our differences!

Isn't that something!

And this also calls to mind one of my favorite Coca-Cola commercials of all time...when in the seventies they had a cornucopia of humanity standing side by side, singing..."I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony..." 


love love love

It would seem the world has forgotten how to do it -- you know, harmonize around our differences with a modicum of mutual respect and maybe, if we are really lucky, even a little bit of love.

Case in point on the day: THIS, featured on www.fortune.com. just yesterday.

Because it's so uber cool to hate Trump, this man-made plummeting of America's Global Image has now gone politically correct worldwide.  Oh color me surprised.

And now, how about we pause for a good chuckle, as also duly noted in the post comes this:

"Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with confidence ratings of 27% and 28% respectively, scored higher than Trump [22%]. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with a confidence rating of 42%, scored highest among the four leaders in the survey."
So out of the 40,447 people polled  -- there is more confidence in either Putin and Xi to "do the right thing in world affairs" than in the guy elected by the American people, fair and square, to be the leader of the free world?  Seriously?  In an age immediately following the discovery of Putin allegedly interfering with an American election and a conniving President Obama doing nothing about it?  And a couple of communists -- representing countries guilty of human rights atrocities for centuries -- get a higher vote of confidence than the American businessman turned president, political lightening rod?  Really?

Where is the world wide contempt for Putin?

Surely, Trump knew his presidency would be met with some discord, but this is ridiculous.

ridiculous.

As The Left continues to harmonize only among themselves -- gathering up it's fair share of global governance comrades, college snowflakes, radical militants, and un-peaceful protestors large and small; and what remains to be seen is their complete inability to co-exist with any person, place or thing singing a different tune.  They don't want harmony one iota; if what you think or believe doesn't jive with the leftist and progressive agenda then they will simply aim to yell over you for as long as it takes, and with all hope, ultimately stomp you completely off the stage.

And heaven forbid we, the people, dare ask or even require complete assimilation into one American culture  -- e pluribus unum -- speaking one language, playing multiple instruments of various talents, appearing at a myriad of venues from sea to shining sea, and complete with each individual soul bearing it all, in duty and delight, with a certain reverence to the nation's foundation of God, Country and Family in perfect harmony.

It's a disgrace, really.

Much of the blame can be thrown directly into the direction of the conductor -- the mainstream media.  For shame, for shame.  The power to twist the truth, or forgo the truth altogether, has been turned into a modern day opera of ill repute.  The mad men and women who make up the leftist dominated journalists (80/20 ratio) are the true obstructionists, the collaborators perpetuating the on-going crime that defies their own profession while putting all Americans at risk and into harm's way.

If it's a fact that the country is split pretty much down the middle 50/50 upon leaning left or right, one just has to wonder, do these leftists really know us, their audience, at all?  What is to be gained by dismissing, drowning out, an entire half of the total supply -- half the chords are being silenced!  Where is the harmony in that?

For more on that view -- go here, to IMPRIMIS, as Michael Goodwin let's it rip.

Here's a really good part:
"Free speech is under assault, most obviously on many college campuses, but also in the news media, which presents a conformist view to its audience and gets a politically segregated audience in return. Look at the letters section in The New York Times—virtually every reader who writes in agrees with the opinions of the paper. This isn’t a miracle; it’s a bubble. Liberals used to love to say, “I don’t agree with your opinion, but I would fight to the death for your right to express it.” You don’t hear that anymore from the Left. Now they want to shut you up if you don’t agree. And they are having some success."
Oh to have that kind of mutual respect......and to simply agree to disagree; and then, taking it but one octave higher, in equal portion, "fight to the death for your right to express it."

Oh hallelujah, alleluia
and can I get an amen...

When coupled in a relationship, it is totally unrealistic to expect to agree on everything, let alone believe your partner is responsible to fulfill your every need; that would be what we call immature.  

And besides, where's the real harmony if one person in the relationship just gives in all the time, laying themselves down like a doormat over and over again, denying how they really feel, and leading to a situation where one day they simply walk away flat out broken?

So taking this idea large scale, just how in the world did America get here?

When did it become popular to shout down dissent?
When did it become cool to shut out opposing views?
When did it become uber-worldly by the uber wealthy elitists to decry and attack a sitting and standing and tweeting American president?  macron, anyone    or    merkel, anyone

The thing is, when it comes to all this disdain against President Trump --  what the world, these 40,447 people polled, and leftists don't understand, is that REAL Americans voted for him, in the same manner as real Americans voted for Obama, and every other president, to date.  And if this is an accurate assessment of the amount of hate of one man, in turn, it quickly becomes an accurate assessment of the measure of contempt against half the country.  That's a whole lot of hate.

It's a whole lot of immaturity.
It's a whole lot of unrealistic expectations.
It's a whole lot of selfishness without any concern of the needs of the other half.

Where is the harmony, if the clear and distinct note of tolerance -- one highlighting our differences in a manner that lifts co-existence to a tenor of no return -- is no longer sanctified in society?  If only a hundred years ago we were at war against Germany, is it all that inconceivable to arrive at an age warranting another civil war?  It's just a question.  How far will this obsession of obstruction and oppression, at the hands of The Left, go?

Whatever.  Bring it.  I am not afraid to fight like an American Girl....I will fight to the death for your right and mine, to speak and to sing as freedom rings.

and didn't really want to end on this note, 
but that's just where the music stops.

God bless America.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It's a Simon Says Thing

Dear America,

what's odd, is that time and time again the people speak by their vote, and what happens in Washington?  (And when I say Washington, this girl is talking about congress; and when I say congress, we're referring to the current republican majority....)  What happens?

....next to nothing.

no matter how many mandates by the people, of the people, for the people -- the GOP majority might as well be putting their tail between their legs and run away trembling; this establishment weenie syndrome is unseemly emasculating all power for real change under the new Make America Great Again administration, as per the people's election of 2016.

fast forward to what happened last night....
....even though this Karen Handel win came with a squeaky toy and a short leash --- it's like, if congress doesn't take this lead and run with it now, not sure what the people will be forced to do next, am I right?

I'm pet sitting this week, can you tell?

Oh this handsome, spunky, intelligent, little Simon is all alpha baby boy at all of nine months old until he meets up with either a loud sudden noise or, a human he doesn't know.  Those two things scare the living daylights out of him.  If we are outside, and something spooks him, his first reaction is to high tail it back inside; if he comes across a human --- either a visitor at the other end of a doorbell or while walking, he barks.  And barks.  And barks.  And barks.

Putting it another way, he makes a lot of noise until he pretty much exhausts himself and gives up.

AND SUDDENLY, a perfect characterization of the republicans in congress comes about....ruff ruff.

Crazy is how much money the democratic machine threw at this Handel/Ossoff special election: 24 million dollars was gathered from leftists far and wide, thanks to Hollywood and High Rollers across the country.  In comparison, Handel's individual donations amounted to no more than 4.5 million dollars.

The Left wanted this so bad, they were willing to gamble with some kind of new breed -- one part pedigree and one part cross breed; the goal was to combine a slick, young, purebred liberal, with what's best described as a mutt -- someone Masquerading Undaunted, Underhandedly, through Tricks and Turns.

Jon Ossoff didn't even live in the neighborhood!  
He couldn't even vote for himself!  

He led with a lie. (But like what else is new, right?   This is just what Dems Do...answering the age-old question of the 21st century, WWDD:  lie down, sit in, speak; lie down, sit in, speak; lie, lie, lie....  Keep running with that stupidity.  Keep on MUTTERING, keep on muttering.  Keep lying about everything and let's just see who winds up top dog, no matter the contest, from here on out.  I like those odds.)  

Ossoff led the district to believe he would come in fierce to cut taxes (really? liar liar, tail on fire), Ossoff deceived the district, making it sound like he was the only dog in the hunt who could both support business while keeping his heart in all the right places.  Translation:  trying to play on both sides of the fence.    Um, how'd that work out for you, boo boo? 


The thing is -- this better change things on Capitol Hill.  If they sit on even one more thing, this girl is just going to go nuts and chews...chasing my own tail and all.

Speaking of place where common man meets shaky ground -- READ THIS, from The Patriot Post.

The 'Voter Fraud Doesn't Exist' Claim Is on Shaky Ground 

by Jordan Candler.

Good stuff, eh

Shaky Simon's got nothing on this shaky ground.  Russian election interference has got nothing on this level of election fraud....which just so happens to be directly undermining the Rule of Law and Election Integrity, going on decades now.  [And you're right. That last link has nothing to do with undermining elections and so called Rule of Law....or maybe it does?  Journalism is dead in America and Camille Paglia is just strong enough to admit it.  But I digress.]

From Candler's post, here's a good spot to sit:

According to The Washington Times, “The research organization Just Facts … revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration. Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. … He estimated that as many as 7.9 million noncitizens were illegally registered [in 2008] and 594,000 to 5.7 million voted. … For 2012, Just Facts said, 3.2 million to 5.6 million noncitizens were registered to vote and 1.2 million to 3.6 million of them voted.”


Bueller, Mueller, Bueller...anyone paying attention to this MUTT?  Between the Russian collusion/obstruction investigation and the massive amount of ongoing election fraud, not sure which Masquerade Unbecoming of the Truth and Trustworthiness that the nation's voters demand is most disconcerting.   [oh hello Jeh, Mr. No Vote was altered or changed Johnson]

The thing is -- what seems uncomfortably apparent these days, given the talking points of both the left and the right -- we have reached a point where this country, once resting in liberty and the law, is meeting up against a rabid bitch and Tyranny is her name.

And you know, this girl has no problem with civil discourse; this girl has no problem arguing and debating, using her words and common sense and civility, sans the name calling and finger pointing (well, maybe a little...teehee).

When it came to the political machine, it used to be possible to speak to each other, without the bark.

When it came to making a point, it used to be possible to fight for what we support, in policy and practice, without the bite.

And yet, here we are in America; by my estimation, the difference between liberty and tyranny is tragically only separated by a two by four -- a factor of two bonafide citizens for every four... illegal immigrant, Leftist fraud preaching a multi-cultural lie, Rules for Radical's oppressor, and community re-organizers;  good fences make good neighbors, indeed.


AMERICA is on shaky ground.
And it's in no way, shape, or form a time to run scared wee wee wee all the way home.  CAN you hear me now, CONGRESS?????? Don't sit, step up; after last night, it's simply your turn (again) to turn this thing around.

THINGS LEARNED FROM SIMON --

Simon says, hold your ground.
Simon says, find your courage.
Simon says, stick to the truth; follow through with integrity; and never let them see you shake -- unless it's a handshake across the aisle.
Simon says, 20 Trillion dollars in debt depends on it; free market healthcare system demands it; and may the simplification of the IRS bureaucracy swiftly follow as your next big trick.

Simon says, it would seem the entire country needs a good dose of behavioral training, but of course, teaching an old dog new tricks is costly, time consuming, and a sure test of patience.  But if we don't do it now -- what's to come of us?

Will we all turn into some version of a James T.  Hodgkinson, waging premeditated attempted murder against someone -- this time, a representative of the people, Steve Scalise --  who he happened to be politically opposed,  having an additional list of targets on his person?  (oh yes, Simon, go ahead and bark at that disgrace of humanity all you want.)

Oh this notion makes my stomach turn turn turn.

"In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result,  Chance is not. 'Gifts,' powers, material, intellectual, and spiritual possessions are the fruits of effort; they are thoughts completed, objects accomplished, visions realised.
The Vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your hearts --- this you will build your life by, this you will become."   
James Allen
Americans made this mess; and Americans can get us out of it.

This special election in Georgia just so happens to shine another light on the shaky ground we walk... with  plenty of Ossoff/Democratic machine lies as our lampposts.  (Pee on that, Simon.  Pee on that.)

America can be so much better than this.

Make it a Good Day, G

And CONGRESS -- it may have been a squeaker (not really....that was just another masquerade) but make no mistake, you have the bone!  The people have handed you the bone baton, and like any decent relay, it's your turn to run!   Run with it and don't stop; don't look back.  RUN! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It's Grounds for the Good Guys to Carry Thing

Dear America,

"What good is it 
for a man to gain the whole world, 
yet forfeit his soul?"  
Mark 8:36

so  a couple of plain clothed Capitol police officers saved the day?

How is that for instant NRA support?  
As Senator Rand Paul reported, "we were like sitting ducks" and going on to add, "without the Capitol Hill Police it would have been a massacre."

my phone was going a little bizerk this morning -- with news alerts --  at an awfully early hour;
granted, being on the left coast, we are somewhat used to waking up with half the days news already moving on to the other half of the days news.

but this morning....

oh this morning....

Upon morning light, upon the first blink of the eyes, a shock wave moved through my body in ripples, offset with a nauseous tinge of contempt of my fellow man....well, make that one of them anyway.   Oh how far we have fallen, how far have we fallen.

According to all the reports --  the shooter asked whether the field of dreams, all for a good cause, were republican or democrat;  and immediately, the entire universe of my solar plexus began to curl up into the fetal position...it's like really!? Is that where we are, America?

oh, it's not the gun's fault.

Perhaps this is what we all deserve if we go on forfeiting America's soul, like we are.  And if that is too much for us to debate, then just maybe we could start 'here' -- with the basics --  and simply start telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, about things large and small, with all partisanship cast aside.

This gunman goes in the same category as another gunman  (although, the issue wasn't about being republican or democrat -- no, this one based his decision to shoot upon religion); if you were Christian, you were shot in the head.  The mainstream media pretty much dismissed all the itty bitty dirty details, but you can go to Jihad Watch, here, for the full story.

In case you have forgotten, nine souls died OCTOBER 1, 2015; go here to CNN for those details.

And yet, even as I write "those details," my heart sinks.  How can we honor a someone's whole life... someone's child, someone's soulmate, someone's sister or brother, and say "go here to CNN for those details."

Those details cannot be determined; for how can one quantify the things left undone, the life they were supposed to have, the dreams they were supposed to develop and mature and make manifest somewhere over the rainbow, in the place we shelter safely in our hearts, and simply call "someday."

oh, it's not the gun's fault

This quote -- at the start of today -- is from the Chapter of Mark, in the New Testament of the Bible;  when I finally got myself up out of bed and into my morning ritual of coffee in the window, this was where the good book opened.  In the margin was a date --  my usual custom -- recording a context of time and place and mental space at the time of reading the passage.  It said 10/16/2012.

And once again, feeling about to curl up into knots, the memory of that season in America came rushing in with such a rush, this girl got dizzy; the days co-mingled another American tragedy, the Benghazi terrorist attack which killed four Americans, and the upcoming 2012 election season.

Here's something to read -- from yours truly -- dated 10/16/2012: It's Narrative by the Nose Thing.

And here's something else to read -- from the Editors at National Review -- dated 6/28/2016:  What we do know about Benghazi demands a day reckoning.

....as America, almost seamlessly, moves from one made up narrative to another...where do we go from there is no there there to now here here...


And sure,
Benghazi has nothing to do with what happened today....directly.

But indirectly, what happened in the years between Benghazi and the election of 2016, counts as context; for make no mistake -- it was how the Obama Administration and it's State Department -- led by Hillary Clinton (and eventually replaced with John Kerry) --  responded to Benghazi, responded to illegal immigration, responded to Christian bakers and pizza makers being shunned for their beliefs, responded to Iran, that gave us an insane nuclear deal --  that ultimately led to an open door at the Oval Office, paving the way for the Trump Administration and welcoming a new era, uncharted territory really, in American politics.  All these things, and more, created the environment ripe for sudden, crazy, radical change, starting at The Executive Branch.

oh it's not the gun's fault

God love Bernie Sanders, who just a few moments ago denounced the actions of one of his former campaign volunteers.  A damning, scathing response is just another place to start:

"I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be: Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values."

When I put my blog to bed yesterday, my intention was to go in the direction of how our nation's faith in God has been substituted with a deeper loyalty --  an allegiance to BIG GOV, the Rule of Law according to MAN, by MAN, and never you mind how America's origins were made and Divined.

Proof:  CULTURE deteriorating into a cesspool of mushy 'snowflakes,' flagrant lawlessness, no respect for human life, no respect for itself (the country), no respect for law itself,  and led by a government body equally corrupt in every possible way, generally speaking.

Where does the truth live anymore?  Does the truth even matter anymore?

Where does integrity have its being, if not firmly planted to impress upon every person it's essential purpose in living a life beholden to truth and goodness, from the inside out, individually and collectively?

Where does one turn to get a grip, when following rampant disregard for humanity -- be it at the hands of this shooter, or the Benghazi shooters, or the Umpqua college shooter, or the Sandy Hook shooter, or the Fort Hood Shooter, or the San Bernardino shooters, or the ORLANDO shooter (KILLING 49 souls.  God help us all.)

This morning, this girl can't help but notice all this shooting is being done at the hand of radicalized souls, one way or another.  And in the second thing -- not one of these shooters was a Christian.  That is just a fact.

This morning, 
This gunman,
This shooting,
Those details,
This quote,
This morning...

This day is marked by such disgrace, there are not words.

God bless Rep. Steve Scalise -- and his two, plain clothed, armed Capitol Hill guards, also wounded -- who, without this detail, HIS DETAIL, who knows how many souls would have died this morning at the hands of a sixty-six year old leftist radical -- the only soul who died.

The significance of this response, by the plain clothed armed Capitol Hill police officers does not go unseen; for the shooter cased the field, and seeing no uniformed police on the sidelines, he made the conscious decision to shoot everyone every republican he could see.

Surprise!  Two somebodies had a license to carry  -- and thankfully, by God's grace, they saved the day.  A couple of good guys had their own gun -- and even after being wounded, they managed to  respond with gunfire, with great courage, saving the lives of many. [And imagine, for just a moment, if Rep. Scalise wasn't even there; they were his dudes; it was his security detail who were packing the heat that made all the difference in the world.]


After the news spread in the aftermath, what did the other team do when the rampage was over?

THEY PRAYED.

Oh it's not the gun's fault.
It's GROUNDS FOR THE GOOD GUYS 
TO CARRY

This morning, this gunman, this shooting, those details, this quote, this blog, this response...it is finished; so let us close the day noting the one thing they all did that united the two sides of the same team:  THEY PRAYED.

I believe we can all do more of that.  Thanks be to God.

Make it a Good Day, G

Monday, June 12, 2017

It's a Blog Written with the Full Intention to Live Forever Thing

Dear America,

"I intend to live forever.  
So far, so good."
anonymous 
on a t shirt

indeed

ah intentions...

even with the best of intentions, humans are subject to a higher law --  and not to mention, a whole lot of human error, miscalculation, manipulation and all-round hi-jinx that is simultaneously seen and unseen, from origins within and with-out, and can come and go as it pleases.  Perfect for the popular phrase -- and rather splendid oxymoron that it is --  coming to mind:  holy shit.

If your intentions include something that is not part of the Divine Plan, it gets nixed; and in equal portion, planet earth is also home to dark forces, predators of the unkind kind and led by....

oh hell, for kicks and giggles, let's let Alinsky tell it:

"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical:  from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer,"  -- Saul Alinsky

This is how the infamous Leftist's playbook, Rules for Radicals, begins; with an Alinsky-ism only fit for the purpose of setting the stage of rebellion and wreaking havoc, pure evil, upon American traditions large and small, Alinsky's intentions were made known before even meeting the Table of Contents.

oooh wicked is what wicked does.

so, I kid you not with what I'm about to say --

you wanna know how the Lord works in mysterious ways?  how my every intention to walk with the Holy Spirit right beside me works?  No.  Of course not.  But you know --  it is my blog...and you know how that lyric goes, sing it with me now.... it's my party and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to, you would cry to if it happened to you....
but I digress.

--- I opened A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches by Tyler Kord (we've canonized this dude before, so forgive me if this girl chooses not to take up precious time and space on that again, in the here and now; you'll just have to take my word at my word, k.)  Any who -- what did I open to?  To a page showing a sandwich called Sympathy for the Devil,  and calling for four hamburger buns, 4 veggie burgers (recipe within pg, 136) and half cup avocado blue cheese spread (pg. 181), and half cup of roasted onions (pg. 172)... to which I must reply -- if you are one to need a recipe for roasted onions, shame on you.  Roasted onions, roasted whole bird chicken, roasted beets, roasted garlic, roasted just about anything and everything, should be in everybody's wheelhouse, for it is just about he easiest thing to learn to do!  just sayin.

Oh the devil is in the details, right?

(Oh I love you Tyler Kord.)

"Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:  How long will you simple ones love your simple ways?  How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?  If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and  made my thoughts known to you.  But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand, since you ignored my advice and would not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you -- when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you...."  Proverbs 1:20-27
Wisdom or folly, the play things of the ages.

And perhaps, with a short pause, we might also note that the voice of wisdom, here, is personified as a woman...tee hee.  But not important;  the question before humanity, good intentions and all, is whether we take the path of righteousness, being guided by God's word, having given us the first law of mankind, as written in stone, by way of the Ten Commandments and handed to Moses somewhere around 1450 BC, OR choose the wicked ways of culture, fully corrupted from the inside out, having fully evolved, organized, and made rotten to it's core.  


So here's a segway divined out of the ether of the moment and following along a stream on a theme -- just how does James Comey imagine Hillary's intent lacking, and thereby a stumbling block on further prosecution (when totally guilty of transmitting confidential top-secret government information, via email, upon an illegal, non-disclosed, secret, totally insecure server...)  --  AND YET, and now being ripe for umpteen calls of hypocrisy,  feels totally secure in leveling a guilty verdict of Trump's ill intentions, with possibly a mission to evade and obstruct justice (but then again, said he "could be wrong")  throughout the entire hearing last Thursday ??????

So the intentions of Comey ring loud and true and false and mischievous, yes?

Let's observe where we were at BEFORE the Senate testimony, shall we?

From May 3, 2017, a post by Andrew C. McCarthy, at National Review, is a perfect place to start.  HERE.   [Love that A-MAC....always good intentions, and always highly accurate.]

Here is the final paragraph:
Patently, Hillary Clinton was well aware of (a) the highly classified subject matter of communications that would inevitably be passing through the private e-mail system she set up for State Department business, in violation of statutes and government rules; (b) the fact that e-mails are stored on servers; (c) the fact that the communications facilities and devices used by State Department officials are routinely targeted in cyberattacks by foreign intelligence services and other hostile actors; and (d) the rules for the proper handling of classified information (and potential penalties for mishandling it). Consequently, her mishandling of classified information was knowing and intentional, as well as grossly negligent. Many reasonable prosecutors would salivate at the prospect of taking such a case to court, especially if they knew that Clinton was going to run with a “lack of intent” defense.
And then there's this, another piece leading up to the highly hyped testimony, and it comes courtesy of Breitbart.com, posted by John Hayword, and gifted to the world wide web just before the hearing started and going something like this:

Hans von Spakovsky, former Justice Department attorney and a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, discussed former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning’s edition of Breitbart News Daily.
SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam observed that by Comey’s own account, he took notes during his meetings with President Trump but not President Obama, which would suggest “an element of prejudice that Jim Comey took into that relationship from the outset.”
“I actually agree with that. I actually think his opening statement is more of an indictment of him than of the president,” said Spakovsky. “If he thought that he was being asked somehow to do something wrong in his dinner conversation with the president, then his duty was to go back to his office, write a letter of resignation, and leave the FBI.”  
Of course, there was another part of the post that made this girl go hmmmm:
“The other thing about the way he’s been acting, the CYA memo he put together – how much would you all like to bet that he’s already got his book in the works that he’s going to put together about all of this?” Spakovsky asked.
This is called intentions meeting more intentions and immediately receiving real world context; like, how could he publish a book now, right?  Who in their right mind would ever buy a book that you can't trust a single word but his own name to be true?  holy shit, it's like, you can't be serious.


NINE TIMES; there were nine times during testimony when James Comey not only intimated he could be wrong, but said so in no uncertain terms! [And thank you, Breitbart, for one more time.]

Not to mention, if this girl hears him disparage "common sense" even one more time, why I oughta... [And who knew there would ever come a time to quote The Three Stooges....right?] 

But back to COMEY being wrong nine times during under oath testimony -- isn't that when we move to strike the entire answer?    His testimony, then,  becomes riddled with merely personal bias, built up by pure conjecture, using inconclusive evidence, with the intent to harm Donald J. Trump, now president of the United States of America.  Of course, this girl could be wrong.

All this being said, 
all we arrive at is a situation 
that can only be characterized as being 
completely and absolutely ridiculous.

What a farce.  Is this really the best use of our time?  
Remember now -- Trump was told three times that he was not under investigation (by Comey), that there was no evidence of collusion; while the obstruction of justice investigation just became the latest diabolical scheme, organized with every intention of bringing the Trump Administration to it's knees, if not beheaded.  [Yes.  I said it.  I said it for the express purpose of tying Kathy Griffin's antics directly with the intentions and actions under the deep state apparatus, clearly out to take out Trump.]

In one of my favorite books of all time, The 5000 Year Leap, by  W. Cleon Skousen -- Part II of the book focuses upon The FOUNDERS' BASIC PRINCIPLES....there are 28 of them, according to Skousen, if you so choose to take The Leap and read it.  It is the 13th one that we will concentrate on for today:   "A Constitution Should be Structured to Permanently Protect the People from the Human Frailties of their Rulers"

Oh woe is me to the force of power under the weight of good intentions...

As Skousen writes, "Every unconstitutional action has usually been justified because it was for a "good cause."  Every illegal transfer of power from one department to another has been excused as "necessary."  The whole explosion of bureaucratic power in Washington has been a result of "trusting" benign political leaders, most of whom really did have good intentions."  And then promptly quotes Thomas Jefferson:

It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights; that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism; free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy, and not confidence, which prescribes limited constitutions to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power; that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no farther, our confidence may go....In questions of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, BUT BIND HIM DOWN FROM MISCHIEF BY THE CHAINS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

And for supplemental support, goes to good old George Washington, who once said:

"Government is not reason, 
it is not eloquence -- it is force!   
Like fire, 
it is a dangerous servant 
and a fearful master." 
Might as well put a pin on the map that points out the obvious, "you are here."

Based upon a series of good intentions, and some bad, the overwhelming arch of truth tells us that after two hundred years of "gradual and silent encroachments of those in power" (James Madison), we the people are experiencing less freedom, less security, less dominion over our lives;  being guided by men of "human frailties" at every turn, the sad truth is, good intentions have the capability of being intrinsically and thoroughly evil, with the power to make more corruption, more doubt, and more erosion of our nation's basic precepts of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Thus --- making the entire case arguing on behalf of the INTENTION at the heart of the matter entirely subjective, nefariously revealing political party lines more than anything else, to the extent of making it totally irrelevant in most instances; the only thing that matters is the law! 

Did you or did you not break the law?  
Who really cares what is in your heart, as far as understanding your intentions, back behind the clear disregard of the law itself?

 As a people, we used to recognize that when we chose to kill another person, it was not only a sin against God, it was breaking the law!  When we coveted another man's wife, or house, or horse and buggy -- to the point of stealing another man's wife, house, or horse and buggy --  it was not only a sin, it was breaking the law!  

The thing is, there once was a day when the original law -- The Ten Commandments -- was all we ever needed; there is that.  That's just a statement of fact.
 
Huh, wonder why making MORE laws have not served humanity, as a whole, any better?  Wonder what is at the heart of all this madness, discontent, and lawlessness?  

What were Comey's intentions when he decided to leak government memos to the New York Times -- Answer:  IT DOESN'T MATTER; it was illegal!   He broke the law!  GO HERE --  to RED STATE -- for a whole lot more on the controversy.

Oh enough of G for one day, huh?

Time to go make a sandwich; so hungry I could eat my neighbor's horse (but I won't -- that would just be gross.....and WRONG!  Vewy vewy wong in more wong ways than one.  teehee)

Make it a Good Day, G

please note: when this girl signs off, saying the exact same thing every single day: MAKE IT A GOOD DAY, G --  it goes without saying that the intention, the  first thought, of going in the direction of making it a good day comes before actually making the good day.  The thing is, if we intend to have a good day no matter what happens, taking everything that comes our way with an attitude of gratitude, there are no bad days.  Not to contradict or discount anything said here today, everything begins in the heart and mind with a single thought, for an intention truly lives there for better or for worse.