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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.


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?




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."
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