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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

It's God Rest His Soul GHWB Thing

Dear America,

"Annoy the media: Re-elect Bush"

that was then -- 1992; and it was seen on bumper stickers.

funny how some things never change, right?

so -- from the "dog whistle" that got him elected  to   Sully, the service dog, laying by the casket of President George H. W. Bush -- the legacy of H.W. will be debated until its relevancy and media currency has also passed; but what irony, that the same liberal media who used their power to deride and ridicule the man -- with headlines like, "the wimp factor" -- are now fawning all over him like a cheap date for the funeral.

And just as George Herbert Walker, himself, just couldn't seem fit to vote for the Donald back in 2016... even going so far as to actually casting a vote for I'm with HER (which he didn't even have to do, btw, in order to make his point... but I digress) ...the "anyone but Trump" fanfare and methodology runs wide and long and high and deep in BS @ CBS, NBC, ABC....yadi yadi yada; for the media just loves a republican when they are a dead republican, just keepin' it real.  (see also, the McCain effect and climate change...another convenient paring, of late.)

once wrote, 
"Isn't it nice to think 
that tomorrow is a new day 
with no mistakes in it yet." 
author, Anne of Green Gables 

.....and how.
I do believe I would have liked this Maud 'without the e.'
And to know what I mean,, you would have to read that link, above.

perspective on life ---  whether it's our own or someone else's; whether it's temporal or long lasting, anecdotal or scientific ---  is a fascinating science.  Is our perspective more accurate while in it, or in the look back?  Or is it both, with prejudice? 

Or, is the truth of any reality always sketchy, at best, weaving together what we perceive, what we cling to, what we want to be true, with the evidence of things seen and unseen?

the constant ebb and flow of reality, masquerading with what we think to be reality, can be kind, or so unkind, depending upon the winds of what I like to call, the perception factor...and all depending upon the winds of time and space and optics and politics of the now, and assessing just where the sweet spot lives to justify the means to an end, in hopes of gaining the most in overall public appeal.  The mainstream media lives here day in and day out.  If it doesn't fit a narrative, they don't say it, let alone reveal it.

For the people who do not pay attention -- or were even alive back in the day circa the Willie Horton ad of 1988 -- Donald Trump is the only racist, misogynist, white supremacist, or sexual assaulter ever put in office that matters.     And for that reality, it all makes this girl go kinda crazy.

So Bush lost re-election in 1992; to who?    Billy -- the serial sexual assaulter and one time  rapist,   racist, misogynist... adulterer, liar, player, and fraud -- Clinton.  

Somehow the country recovered from the first Bush, survived "BJ" Clinton,  and then even elected a second Bush; go figure. And how hilarious is it, that the Clinton Administration is factually framed by two Bush's...or is it just me? 

And continuing down history lane, the eight years under Obama were so bad, it heralded in an extreme response from the American people....Trump and MAGA mania...Of course, the 52% of the vote from the white women delegation is reprehensible -- according to the entire left...considering these women unable to think for themselves, and following lock step with their racist, misogynist of a husband.  Begging the question, is it logistically possible to slap the left hand of the other half of the country at once?

moving on dot org

The weird thing is -- all I can think of when I think of George Herbert Walker Bush is Dana Carvey.

As the politics of life and death and entertainment merge splendidly together for one blink of an eye...

What a tribute from SNL; beautiful. 

"Now and then it's good
 to pause in our 
pursuit of happiness 
and just be happy." 
Guillaume Apollinaire, poet

oooh speaking of things that make me giddy, happy....

and considering the close ties between George W and Michelle O....

i love how she gave some smack back to that "lean in" movement, and its creator, Sheryl Sandberg:


"Marriage still ain't equal, y'all," Obama said to a crowd gathered in Brooklyn on Saturday for a leg of her international book tour, several news outlets reported. "It ain't equal. I tell women that whole 'you can have it all' -- mmm, nope, not at the same time, that's a lie. It's not always enough to lean in because that s--- doesn't work all the time."
it's true. kinda.

I must say, though, marriage IS equal,  in the sense that your marriage decides what the equation should look like, personally, in the tending of your own family's needs; both husband and wife come to the table to decide equitably, equally, what is best for the family.  What does it mean when we say "equal" anyway?  Equally, and exactly, by portion, of the splitting of the chores, the child rearing, the income(s), according to the reality of your individual family? 

It is more a question of what is equitably best for the whole family.

Michelle is correct in saying that the Lean In sh&% is in some ways a bunch of baloney....because, honestly,  if you want to have it all at the same time -- you, being a woman, wanting a full time career and children and a house to take care of -- it takes a lot of money; but even then, you will never achieve the imaginations of "having it all."  (whatever that really is)

For when anyone (man or woman) chooses the career over family -- the quantity of time, and all -- the family is getting less  and less of you.  Mathematically it is impossible to have it all.

This is why, for the longest of times, women stayed home to raise the children; for the benefits of working had to outperform the absence from the children, from the household.  indeed.

Michelle is spot on.   (pretty sure we have never agreed on anything else)

oh my,
speaking of having it all --

I gotta go!
reality is setting in, and setting in quickly.

God rest his soul, P.G.H.W.B. and thank you for your service.

Make it a Good Day, G



Monday, November 26, 2018

It's Winter in America Thing

Dear America,

Charles R. Kesler

just read it. (yeah, that link in the heading....read it)

it explains nearly everything happening TO America...

it especially explains the current border invasion by the rather large group of disingenuous "asylum" seekers, under the organizing and cover of radical leftist groups...which is happening, as a crow flies, forty-five minutes from my front door

and ironically, it even explains what is happening outside of America....cue Paris.
And remember this!
We the People have a president with the courage to back out of that international climate change redistribution of wealth agreement (last year) and have, for the moment, saved hard working Americans from this kind of oppressive, misguided, taxation (all, except us Californians maybe....thanks to the latest proposition -- to reverse added gas taxes -- not passing...Prop 6)

Let's let Kesler say a few words --

Political scientists sometimes distinguish between normal politics and regime politics. Normal politics takes place within a political and constitutional order and concerns means, not ends. In other words, the ends or principles are agreed upon; debate is simply over means. By contrast, regime politics is about who rules and for what ends or principles. It questions the nature of the political system itself. Who has rights? Who gets to vote? What do we honor or revere together as a people? I fear America may be leaving the world of normal politics and entering the dangerous world of regime politics—a politics in which our political loyalties diverge more and more, as they did in the 1850s, between two contrary visions of the country.
Look folks,
when you have migrants storm a border, en  masse, THAT is not rational, thoughtful, respectful action, with intentions of full assimilation in the pursuance of immigrating to the United States of America, by any stretch of the imagination.  THAT is pure chaos, and they are even wearing repulsive t-shirts, and waving their home country flags, that prove it.

But here's a FLASHBACK that is most interesting, from 2013 -- um,  same behavior, same border, different president.

I love this part from Kesler --

Conservatives, by contrast, regard the individual as the quintessential endangered minority. They trace individual rights to human nature, which lacks a race. Human nature also lacks ethnicity, gender, and class. Conservatives trace the idea of rights to the essence of an individual as a human being. We have rights because we’re human beings with souls, with reason, distinct from other animals and from God. We’re not beasts, but we’re not God—we’re the in-between being. Conservatives seek to vindicate human equality and liberty—the basis for majority rule in politics—against the liberal Constitution’s alternative, in which everything is increasingly based on group identity.

indeed
We have rights 
because we’re human beings with souls, 
with reason, 
distinct from other animals 
and from God. 
We’re not beasts, 
but we’re not God—
we’re the in-between being.

love that

what's happening at the border looks a lot like action without soul, without reason, and quite indistinct from the actions of other animals....just sayin'


So if we won’t change our minds, and if we can’t change the subject, we are left with only three other ways out of the cold civil war. The happiest of the three would be a vastly reinvigorated federalism. One of the original reasons for constitutional federalism was that the states had a variety of interests and views that clashed with one another and could not be pursued in common. If we had a re-flowering of federalism, some of the differences between blue states and red states could be handled discreetly by the states themselves. The most disruptive issues could be denationalized. The problem is, having abandoned so much of traditional federalism, it is hard to see how federalism could be revived at this late juncture.


oh Kesler...this girl is right there with you...

And speaking of this girl, me, G -- I'm done giving you bits and pieces of something you should read in its entirety, all on your own.

oh wait, I like this part --  "Let us pray that we and our countrymen will find a way to reason together and to compromise, allowing us to avoid the worst of these dire scenarios—that we will find, that is, the better angels of our nature."

It's winter in America...and it came early.
brrrrrr  (yup just a totally unrelated link just to keep you on your frozen toes)

With regard to the days ahead....
will it be more      long      cold    civil    war?
Or, will we find a way to reason together?


k, now it's the end.

the end of this day in the life of an American Girl  is here.

And it's ending at the bottom of a deep chasm, suffocating in questions and chaos, with civility and compromise as elusive as the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel that never comes. We may as well throw in a groundhog telling us it will be six more weeks of winter before winter has even officially begun.

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, November 16, 2018

It's Fall Lines, Defined Lines, Border Lines and Punch Lines Thing

Dear America,

do what I say, not as I do

and how.
these leftists and their antics...

wasn't it just a couple years ago, when the Left screamed bloody murder responding to The Donald, when he would not commit to accepting the election results during a debate?  They were, like, oh my gosh...that's just horrifying.  Quoting The Hil-liar-y now: “Let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy. 

that was then, when Hillary saw herself coasting into the Oval Office without so much as a hiccup.  At the time, she felt most certain, that it would be she, not he, who ended up on the right side of the electoral vote tally, in the end --  just like everybody else on the Left who fell in line singing the second verse, same as the first.... I'm with HER!  I'm with HER!

Oh the shock and horror of the results.  Oh the shock and horror of the level of delusion within the ranks; everybody got it wrong; and when I say everybody, this girl is mostly referring to the mainstream media, the pollsters, and how the reality of just so many interpretations of the pulse of the people were so spot OFF.

You know, nearly half of the American people feel one way, veering left (ideologically speaking) --  while miracles upon miracles, making nearly, the entire other half, feeling drawn towards another (ideologically speaking).

So to be clear, at the risk of repeating myself:   half of the country happens to veer in a totally different direction, ideologically, than the other.  [I know; it's weird.]

Nearly half one way; and the other half, another.

Okay?  Are we on the same page yet?

Nearly half of U.S. goes left, while the other half goes right.

Now -- noting "nearly" in equal portion;  but the truth is, many of U.S. happen to fall more in line with the oooey gooey middle.

Of course -- ever since The Donald got elected president, the Left has not only fought the legitimacy of the election results, complicated matters with starting the Russian conspiracy hoax, but have never treated the administration, especially President Trump, himself, with so much as a hint of respect of the office/position of power around the globe. Not even a crumb.

Never mind that election laws are currently being broken left and right; no, scratch that, I mean, left and left; and see also, falling under the heading of leaving no election fraud behind, this.....here ya go.

It's just feels like nonstop nonsense.

It never ends.

And so whatever -- Jim Acosta at CNN gets a judge to restore his press credentials -- big whoopie.  Good luck, Jim, getting called upon ever again.

Can we get back to actually talking policy, in keeping with good governing?
Can we get back to cementing the Rule of Law in areas like immigration, securing border lines and enforcing red lines, protecting not only this nation's sovereignty, but the check books of the American taxpayer?

and oh Macron....typical french punch and pomp...“Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” Macron said [Armistice Day 2018]. “By saying, ‘Our interests first, who cares about the others,’ we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what gives it grace and what is essential: its moral values.”  Yeah like if it weren't for caring for the whole world, wonder how WWI would have turned out without the US of A...yeah,you're welcome, France.  And all the while, America held a pretty strong stance on immigration, beholden to our sovereign borders and all. (this links to just a quick set of fun facts)

But seriously?  Is that really what Trump is saying, when speaking of keeping America's best interests first and foremost?  Does it immediately extinguish any and all concern for the rest of the world, when in the position of the safe keeping of the American people, American interests?  Does it?Does nationalism really negate any sense of compassion for others, or is this just heated rhetoric over an open fire to make cheap pate out of Trump's remarks?  say oui

According to the world of Google --
pa·tri·ot·ism
/ˈpātrēəˌtizəm/
noun
the quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one's country.
"a highly decorated officer of unquestionable integrity and patriotism
--------------------
na·tion·al·ism
/ˈnaSH(ə)nəˌlizəm/Submit
noun
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
synonyms: patriotism, patriotic sentiment, flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism
"their extreme nationalism was frightening"
an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
plural noun: nationalisms
advocacy of political independence for a particular country
---------------------
Hmmmmm do you think the definition for nationalism has been tweaked in recent years?

I believe this may be a case of defining outside the lines, what say you?

Since when did the word nationalism begin to take on extremism as a natural transition...calling a string of words "synonyms" in one breath -- from "patriotism to patriotic sentiment to flag-waving to xenophobia?...chauvinism?  jingoism?"  To be fair -- and balanced -- given all of the last free "synonyms" show "extreme patriotism" also listed as a proper synonym, one would have to question the selective edit.  If you are going to extremes, then you should at least be consistent, right, Google?

Why did patriotism get a pass?  IF there happens to be such a thing as "extreme patriotism" -- and there is -- then where's the complete definition?  Where's the derogatory translation as so freely characterized in nationalism, almost with glee?  Like, there isn't even a list of synonyms included, as divined by design by Google. what up

Now reaching for an old, ancient really, dictionary....you know, the kind we find in print, with its binding showing its age, and picking up, ever so slightly, a funky, musty smell when flipping its pages.  This one just so happens to be The Winston Dictionary, College Edition; and one of the few things I cherish -- as in, probably taking it with me in case of fire,  for it belonged to "pop," my grandfather, dating back to when he was attending Johns Hopkins University.

He was here, in these pages;  and now catching myself hypnotized in thought, just why "wherewithal" and "sympathy" and "finale" were among a spattering of words with check marks next to them. oh well...moving on....It reads like so:

Nationalism -- 1. patriotic feeling, efforts, or principles; devotion to the interests or glory of one's own country; 2. advocacy of , or demand for, national independence; 3. a policy that demands the carrying on of all industries by the nation; 4. an idiom, trait, or custom peculiar to any nation.

Patriotic -- adj.  characterized, or influenced, by love of country.   adv. patriotically.  n. patriotism.

Please note in the margins:  according to The Winston Dictionary, with its first printing nearly one hundred years ago..."patriotism" didn't even warrant its own definition, but "nationalism" did. what up

I mean, c'mon, just a few words from nationalism we find nativism -- the practice of favoring native born citizens rather than immigrants.  philos. the doctrine of innate ideas, or that the mind may receive impressions from within itself.

Wouldn't this be more a synonym to xenophobia, chauvinism, and jingoism?
Let's Googlit....

na·tiv·ism
/ˈnādəˌvizəm/Submit
noun
1.
the theory or doctrine that concepts, mental capacities, and mental structures are innate rather than acquired or learned.
2.
US
the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.
"a deep vein of xenophobia and nativism"

Wow.  There ya go.

And look at that.
Do you see it?

Under 2.
"US"

puleeze people

I guess Australia doesn't have policy protecting the interests of native-born Australians against those of immigrants; I guess Mexico doesn't have policy protecting the interests of native-born Mexicans against those of immigrants

And what say you, France -- what's the latest?

oh, oui --  I see

America isn't alone, and yet because it's Trump leading the home of the brave -- the global-elite and the ragtag team of leftists media, make edits after edits after edits, only to denounce any and all policy coming out of this administration; never mind, that Trump is echoing the ideological differences of nearly half of the entire country, if not half (or quite possibly, the whole) of the entire world.

And it's not just about where we all stand on immigration --

thinking, um, in areas like, um, climate change now.

And no, we don't have time to get into it just now; we've said enough for one day.

So let me leave you reading the most fascinating read from Daily Mail -- Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive.

The fog...rolled in and never left....

So something other than fossil fueled cars caused climate change?  A natural wonder, like a volcano, is to blame for catastrophic loss of life and the ability to grow food -- without the help of modern man and the industrial age?  Seriously?  Say it isn't so.

what a riot.

face it folks, the entire country disagrees on most everything.
Some might blame it upon the fall lines -- that being, falling directly by party lines; but I would like to think that many of us just think deeply... widely... deliberately... and vigorously.... upon many things day in and day out all on our own and without nefarious influence or outside pressure.


Do unto others 
and you would have them do 
unto you.

Make it a Good Day, G



Friday, November 9, 2018

It's an Open Response to a Becoming Michelle O Thing

Dear America,


"Donald Trump, 
with his loud and reckless 
innuendos, 
was putting my family's safety 
at risk. 
And for this 
I'd never forgive him."


and for this, she needs to get her facts straight.

Who started the questioning of the birth certificate, Michelle?

Perhaps not Hillary, herself -- but supporters of the Hillary Clinton campaign circulated an email of innuendo and powerful suggestion and reckless accounts that questioned the legitimacy of Barack Obama's real place of birth.  Trump only picked up the ball and ran with it for a wee bit...because, if you all haven't noticed, he kinda likes to stir the pot every now and again.  It's sport.

But the truth of the matter is -- if it weren't for the bold move of a democratic operative at the time, circa August 2008, a Phil Berg.... the guy who actually filed a lawsuit questioning the multiple citizenships of Barack Obama -- dare I say, Trump would never have known or had the propaganda to question anything.  So blame Phil; blame the supporters of Hillary Clinton and their anonymously circulated letter exposing the controversy; just don't blame Trump. (just wiki Phil and see what you see...)

"I've never been a fan of politics, 
and my experience
 over the last ten years
 has done little to change that," 
she writes
 according to the Post. 
"I continue to be 
put off by the nastiness."

indeed, indeed

Remember Bill Clinton -- the other "misogynist," of recent history who made it to the White House? Do you all even remember when he said this....while stumping for his wife...when attempting to woo Ted Kennedy over:  "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."  (referring to your husband, Michelle)  yikes.

Talk about a nasty back and forth between you'all...

and for this...I believe, that the four of you have never quite fully recovered, unless it's for show.

So to forgive or to not forgive of things imagined and of things anchored in reality ---  it's all about one's perspective, I guess:

Trump's response to how Michelle, My Bell, can never forgive Trump for putting her family in danger...even though the Clinton campaign clearly choreographed the controversy from it's conception, under the guise of the end will justify the means (Fifty Shades of Alinsky, right)  --
“She got paid a lot of money to write a book, and they always insist that you come up with controversy,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for Paris. “Well, I’ll give you a little controversy back. I’ll never forgive [President Obama] for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. It was depleted.

indeed, indeed

and for this -- I need to scroll back up to where I placed misogynist in quotes, for just a moment.

I've said this before, and I'll probably say it again-- but throwing around the word misogynist to describe a guy who actually loves women so much, that he assaults them with his loud and reckless, or his soft and southern, innuendo, his hands, his whatever, is a misuse -- in my view -- of the true meaning behind word, the characterization.  Is it a hatred of women, at the root cause of their flamboyance -- the overreach, so to speak -- of a women's private space, and perhaps even her privates?  Is it? 

I just don't understand why this word is so freely thrown around like a cheap trick to describe Trump -- but not Bill? But I digress.
Of Trump, she adds her “body buzzed with fury” after hearing the hot-mic tape in which he bragged about grabbing women. “It was an expression of hatred that had generally been kept out of polite company, but still lived in the marrow of our supposedly enlightened society — alive and accepted enough that someone like Donald Trump could afford to be cavalier about it.” She tried to block out his election.


and for this, Michelle, in the book, expands upon her fury and frustrations,  questioning the intelligence of women choosing a misogynist over Hillary -- while totally dismissing the ideological differences that come between us women.

How frightfully ignorant; shameful, really.  It's a wonder how this rather oppressive liberal expectation --  political mandate, really -- to vote according to one's genitalia or the color of our skin, has any street cred left at all these days; the suffragettes of yesteryear must be rolling in their graves...like, we fought for women's voting rights for this?  Shame on you, Michelle, shame on you.

Michelle ...before including the word misogynist to describe President Trump, you may want to look at the facts (again)...Here's a great place to start; and ya' just gotta love the irony....as these facts come courtesy from a place called The Hill, here.


and for this, dare I add, that Trump not only adores women (unless he doesn't like you....teehee), he hires them!  And hires more than any other White House in American history, like, ever!  Unfortunately, for you lefty's, that is just an inconvenient truth.


Thing is, Michelle -- let's look at the latest picture of reality....

Yes, there are  some crazies...
And what about these crazies....
 and then there's this...

yeah, this girl is put off by the kinds of nastiness infringing upon the peace and security of community and family, too.

Can't we all get along?

Not sure, really; this girl isn't seeing much hope.

The nastiness of politics is as old as the nastiness of prostitution, as old as the nastiness of old men, as old as the nastiness of a bitter old woman, as old as the nastiness of humankind, way back when and now. [And just as a point of interest, Newt didn't invent political nastiness, either; perhaps Saul Alinsky, and the movement back behind Rules for Radicals, may deserve that credit; for the modern day display of loud and reckless and nasty political partisanship has only escalated, beginning with the community organizing from the sixties and seventies.]

No matter. 
Our capacity to love and hate is all the same, really; as we simply, madly, deeply, all get around in our pursuit of happiness on any given day, it gets down to our individual choices that make manifest our world, large and small.  The outcome of each of our individual choices effects us personally, at home, and when combined, in the collective, as a nation.

We all walk the line of good and evil with every little thing life brings; and naturally, with the way the universe works -- under the law of attraction --  we create the environment, the atmosphere, the culture of our time in LIVE FEED all the live long day; everywhere and everything we put our minds, every intention and every thought and every word and every deed  -- left, right, front and center, high and low -- makes our present moment, for better or worse.  For everything begins with a thought; making thoughts as powerful as the president of the United States.

Hate to break it to you, Michelle and all, but the America we see and experience today -- is not entirely Trump's fault.

Which goes to explain the real fraud happening under our feet, exposing just how powerful the left leaning media truly is -- for it is the mainstream media who dishonestly decides and mischievously aligns with what to say and what to print, not only against this republican, right-wing, Trump Administration, but against the actual good that is going on in America, as a whole, today; thereby, reducing mainstream media to nothing more than a 24/7 propaganda stream.

It must be nice to be Michelle, right about now.  Her BECOMING, becomes her, because the media loves her, Hollywood adores her, and half of the American men and women in this country seem to worship her. [I think she's cute.]  She can say or do no wrong, and is perfect in every way.

And speaking of becoming...you would think our current First Lady, Melania, would gain the same respect, but noooooo; all she gets, is a constant stream of hate. In a word, that is some kind of nastiness.  ugh.


and for this, I can't end the day on this note.

Did you all happen to see the story about the emu and the donkey?

How unlikely are these two to not only co-exist, peacefully, but to fall in love....so sweet!

It almost carries enough power to give the American people a little hope, doesn't it?

live, love, laugh....indeed

Make it a Good Day, G


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It's a Day to Do Your Civic Duty Thing

Dear America,

Walk beautifully,
talk beautifully,
live beautifully

stop the drama already

Joe Biden...calling this the most important mid-term election of his life...seriously?

if you really think about it -- it's all relative, you know, Joe.

Those out of power, want in.
Those who disagree the most... with the current administration, want change.

But just the same -- those in power, want to stay in power; those who agree the most...with the current administration, want things to stay the course.


Part of me just wants it over with already.
But naturally, another part of me is excited to see what, in fact, happens.

For it seems like days, weeks, perhaps months, of nothing but nonsense back and forth -- the facts absent.  It would seem, for much of the time, the facts, the substance of the issues, have been ambushed by mob speak and media fanaticism, being inundated with waves of fear mongering and candidates often toning up or toning down the rhetoric -- depending upon the crowd.

But let's also get one thing straight -- we are not a democracy!  We are a republic!  --  albeit, a wee bit messed up republic...there is that.

Stop the drama already...that is my wish for today.

Ooooh  Me thinks that this would be a great day for a rerun of this drama  --






One day,
One day,
maybe one day we will figure it out...

maybe one day we will walk and talk and live and  love beautifully with one another.

Until then -- do your civic duty and VOTE today.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It's About that Julia Ghoulia Thing

Dear America,

"This President 

Has Radicalized 

So Many More People 

Than ISIS Ever Did"


astonishing, isn't it?

...Julia Ioffe, a columnist for GQ Magazine, said this on CNN with Jake Tapper....and Tapper didn't even question it.

On one hand, this commentary is simply disgraceful; on the other, it goes to prove just how leftists really think, and operate, and have their being, really.  And it all goes to the credit of one of the Left's leading mentors --  Saul Alinsky.  They -- the Left -- should know a lot about radicalization, for Alinsky wrote the book that led a generation, and an entire movement; a movement that is still alive and well today.  That book is titled,  RULES for RADICALS.

Of course, what we normally think of when it comes to radicalization today -- usually steers us in the direction of the Middle East, the place where the deep seated roots, the fertile soil, and subsequent branches of Radical Islam began; it began there, only to grow and extend around the world, reaching levels of ferocity of extremism in ways seen and unseen.  It is a mystery as to how truly entrenched the world really is,  for no one has the nerve to talk about it, let alone investigate it...except perhaps, this president.  But that is neither here nor there at the present moment.

What is here  -- and there -- and everywhere -- is an unbelievable amount of harassment and vitriol against not only a sitting president, but a guy, a fellow American,  who honestly just wants what is best for this country; what is most on his mind, are the needs and concerns of THIS country, and no other.

Having said what she said -- just how this Julia ghoulia still has a job anywhere upon this very day, is beyond my understanding.  But even having said that, I will respect her freedom to say what she wants to say, given our foundation.  Free speech is free speech is free speech.  

But oh boy...she gives one of the most asinine character assassinations of a president I think I have ever heard. 

And nobody seemed to balk on CNN -- except for that one token conservative on the panel, David Urban...um, like, aren't you gonna say something about that Jake?

No.  
He's not, David.
Doncha know they are all drinking the same koolaid, listening to the same podcasts, and doling out the same hate, at 78 beats per minute  (just to put it in a language common of the times back in the day when rules and radicals first aligned).  Only now -- it's better, bigger, bolder and on a loop 24/7, from broadcast news to cable to each and every wave of broadband from sea to shining sea.

Alinsky may have set this in motion back in the day when eight track tapes were just the thing, but guess what, folks?  It's working...and not only that, the Left has probably never been more organized or as powerful than it is right now.

Even people who think they have their head on straight --  like Kanye West -- suddenly have second thoughts and give in or give up; for by all appearances, the pile on Trump is simply too great; it's a mainstream mountain too high, a demagoguery valley so low, there ain't nowhere to go but into the stream of leftist consciousness, no matter how outlandish the perception or plum tall tale lies. 

Perceptions don't need to be based in truth; it's called just the right mix of manure and dirt...and just about anything can take root and recklessly spread like a weed.

But whether we all agree to make America great again, or not -- make no mistake:  America is at a time of her own choosing as we speak.

Under our feet are numerous laws in motion... laws like, that of attraction, that of creation -- and everything that we do or say today, right now, is immediately placed into the American soil.

Tomorrow we reap what we sow.

I recently listened to Erwin McManus on the Hillsong Channel -- he was speaking of this kind of choosing that we all do, day in and day out, even if we go about our business totally oblivious to it.  And he said something rather stunning -- he said -- "evil men don't wait for God's permission to move forward."

They just do it.

No questions, no conscience at play, no wondering, um, should I or should I not.  They just do it.

Radicalization speaks of the kind of evil that only evil men and women do.

And for Julia to place President Trump in this company -- or worse -- to accuse him of "radicalizing so many more people than ISIS" is unconscionable, indefensible and wrong every which way to Sunday and back.  Julia owes the president an apology....

and, as a matter of fact, she owes me an apology, too  -- for just who is she referring to anyway? 
me? 
Have I been radicalized -- simply for voting for Trump?
Am I a radical -- according to Julia ghoulia -- just because I don't believe in open borders, or approve of Obamacare, or am about to vote yes on the removal of the California gas tax? 
Seriously?   Am I?
Now, truth be told, the synagogue shooter didn't even like Trump, so that connection just isn't even there there...
But if we're going there,  just maybe I will take my crack pot who can't even build a mail bomb over your baseball field ambush dude any day of the week.

Julia, Julia, Julia -- this divide -- it is just part and parcel of the landscape of American politics, the choice of government large or small, and goes to the center of our differences.  Thinking you need to grow a little smarter than what you have on display, just sayin' -- this new radical- leftist hybrid model is just not ready for prime time.

And even though I know how you got here -- thanks to Alinsky and his followers, and their followers, and the followers after that....you are a product of radical ideas that were planted, promulgated and propagated for decades.  You feel quite certain, by the company you keep, that you are on the right track for the right reasons and are not afraid to say so through any means necessary.  For the end justifies the means, right...

I get it.

I have seen it; I have read about it; I understand it; and I even bear witness to it every day here in America.

and now, I am so over it.

oh my goodness,
oh my goodness.

All this girl ever wants for America, is what is best for America -- as a whole.

This diary of America is feeling so downtrodden...crushed under the weight of an American spirit usurped by hooligans and marauders and outlaws and ignorant people like Julia...speaking of which,

"I don't see democrats killing people." 
said Don Lemon, CNN
... seriously, Lemon?
Newsflash: you are a lemon.

I have no more words to say, for today, other than it sure is spooky in America these days.
But hey...um, Happy Halloween?

the end.

Make it a Good Day, G




Monday, October 29, 2018

It's a Girl on Fire Thanks to Tom Steyer Thing

Dear America,

"live righteously and love everyone"  
Tea Yogi
truth is,
this is probably next to impossible,
given the world in which we live.

The latest Chicago murder stats, 2018:  HERE

Baltimore murder stats, 2017, now surpassing all other American cities of populations greater than 500,000:  HERE

And thanks to the growth of corruption and cartels, just south of my home town, lies Tijuana, Mexico -- and with two months still remaining in 2018, this once sweet Baja city, perfect for tourism, offering everything from silly chachkies to tequila to street tacos with just a quick trip across the border, returning home complete with, maybe a velvet painting of Elvis, or a colorful woven blanket for less than 10.00, or even just a handful of Chicklets sold by little Tijuana children, or nuns, as you wait, and wait, and wait, in the long line of cars going back to the USA --  MORE than 2,000 murders have already been committed.

Some of you may know that I follow a minister -- John Gray -- on both television and via Instagram...and he posted this message over the weekend:    "A 97 year-old Holocaust survivor was killed for being Jewish yesterday.  In the United States.  Let that sink in."  Apparently, it was first posted by Jada Pinkett Smith... but no matter --  either way we find it -- once it, in fact, sinks in, we are surely left speechless.  In shock.

Question -- was the Pulse Nightclub shooting, June 2016, President Obama's fault?  That shooter killed 49 people -- at the time, this was found as the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11; and it was just a little over a year ago, the people of this great country experienced the Vegas shooting --  killing 59 innocents, in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival...and yet, to this day, there is still no more information on motive than on the day it happened -- was that Trump's fault, too?  

Black Lives Matter formed under the age of Obama -- and in turn, attacks and homicides against our police officers in uniform and protecting our neighborhoods have skyrocketed; is Obama to blame for that?   

The Obama administration was linked to an organization/political campaign running against Bibi, no less...what kind of political interference, against a friend of America, is that -- moreover, this attack in Pittsburgh was at the hand of an anti-Semite and Trump hater who seems to have more in common with some of Obama's political allies -- like, Louis Farrakhan -- than anyone else.  Shame on who?

This past weekend's tragedy speaks of horrible, unthinkable hatred... killing eleven people in a synagogue, solely based upon their Jewish religion.  

From CNN:  
"Authorities on Sunday released the names of the 11 victims, all of whom were from Pennsylvania. They included a married couple, a pair of brothers and a beloved physician. 
Joyce Fienberg, 75, Rose Mallinger, 97, Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, Cecil Rosenthal, 59, David Rosenthal, 54, Daniel Stein, 71, Melvin Wax, 88, and Irving Younger, 69, were from Pittsburgh. Richard Gottfried, 65, was from Ross Township and Bernice Simon, 84, and Sylvan Simon, 86, were from Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County Chief Medical Examiner Karl Williams said."
But like every other mass murder, or homicide -- the cause goes directly to the actions of ONE person, a person who is clearly not of the right mind --  be its origins from a heart full of bigotry,  a criminal mind, an evil intention to do harm, a mental illness or overall lack of well being or ability to cope and live peacefully with others...There is no amount of gun control that will stop this kind of madness.  None.

Evil people will find a way to do evil, be it from a gun, a knife, a car, a plane, a bomb in a backpack or mailed....or even with their two hands wrapped around a neck.

But even people like Tom Steyer needs to tone it down a wee bit -- about this hatred towards the entire republican party; don't liberals want to "live righteously and love everyone" like everybody else?  What's with the continuing hate against good Americans who only mean well....and that goes double, for this president.  Trump doesn't hate Americans or America; Trump wants to make America, all of America, great again.  Republicans don't hate other Americans or America; republicans want to make America, all of America, great again.  What's not to love about that?

Steyer said -- 
"I think his response to the tragedy [Saturday] was appropriate, but there's something much bigger than that going on here, which is the atmosphere that he's created -- and that the Republican Party has created -- in terms of political violence," Steyer said. "If you look across the political scene, what you see is routine, systematic lawlessness. ... We see it in a president who has been breaking the law systematically, as a candidate, as a businessman, and as a president."

Seriously?
That is reckless rhetoric at it's greatness.

Really?  The republican party is responsible for the atmosphere of political violence?  Shameful.  

And just where, in fact,  is Trump committing systematic lawlessness?  By obliterating Obama's leftist Executive Orders?  By obliterating Obama's climate change redistribution of America's wealth?  By obliterating the under the cover of darkness deal with Iran and the nuclear agreement, which somehow paid Iran billions of dollars in American cash?  

Or how about when the entire Obama Administration fed Americans, and the United Nations, and the rest of the world, this lie -- that the Benghazi terrorist attack was all because of a video; which, if you all recall -- during the night of the attack -- Obama had the audacity to exit the war room, just to get a good night's sleep before flying to the Left coast for a fundraiser the very next morning...American forces were willing and able to fly over from Italy that night, and they were told to stand down....Shameful.


Oh Steyer --  "You can't find prominent Democrats who are leading chants with violent overtones. ... all the kinds of attempts to play to people's strongest emotions."   That is hilarious.  

Um, you mean like, Ms. Maxine --- make'm pay and get in their face--- Waters?  Or like, Hillary Clinton's cat call for continuing the incivility until such time democrats are back in power?  Like that?  Like Eric Holder, insisting on kicking back?  Like Obama once said in a rally, if they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gunStuff like that?  Shameful.


I will take actions by Tea Party for 200 dollars, please; prayers and all, any day of the week and back again, there is a right side to stand and I know exactly where it begins and ends.

The thing is -- I'm just sick of this nonsense.  Just sick of it.

So live it up, leftists.  Live it up.  For the world you are creating -- by way of mass media propaganda, building big  government dependency, establishing illogical economical solutions that has basically ruined America's healthcare system, along with your latest leftist flip-flop -- with the insistence of open borders subjecting Americans to unimaginable costs of millions of illegals, and of course, the general, all-round hostility towards conservatives and republicans, making character attacks upon an entire political party -- is all thanks to you.

I feel sorry for you, Steyer -- and all.  IF this is how you play nice with others; if this is how you show your tolerance; if this is how you argue on the specifics and the merits of our differences, then there is no hope for us.


Here's Trump, with some of his last twenty four -- "The Fake News is doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our Country. Actually, it is their Fake & Dishonest reporting which is causing problems far greater than they understand!"  

and this -- "There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame..."   "...of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!"


Truth is -- no matter the occasion, no matter what is happening around you -- you are either on the side of right action, choosing to do the right thing, choosing to love everyone, choosing to live righteously --  OR you're not.  There is no line in-between; you are either there, or you're not there.    You are either doing the right thing, or you are not.  You are either saying the right thing, or you are not.  

Ripping an entire political party for political gain -- and blaming an entire party for the political violence and instability -- is not only juvenile, it is wrongheaded.

At the end of this day,
all I can do or say is pray.

May God bless the friends and families of this horrendous attack; and may all of America one day make peace with this, and most especially, with each other.

It's not lip service. 
It is just the direction we -- ALL of US --  really must go.  

It is not okay for you to hate me just because I live and vote and have my being wrapped around conservative ideals under the Republican party.  I voted for Trump and more than any other time in my adult life, am really proud that I did.  And I support democrats, and the Left, as a whole, to be continue to be wrong about nearly everything, and to continue to argue public policy on the merits.  

teehee

I love my party; I love what the republican party stands up for; I love what prominent republicans have done for this country -- like, Abraham Lincoln, like Ronald Reagan -- two of the very best presidents America has ever had.

We MUST find a way to live righteously and love one another, or else.  Or else.  

But come to think of it -- I have no interest to see what "or else" actually looks like, or acts like, or talks like.  No interest at all.  
[But much obliged to my muse on the day -- for this girl's fire is expressly due to that Tom Steyer...suddenly, he's like the blind sheikh of leftist elitist socialist dreams, with the media fawning over him like nobody's business...keep it up, dude, keep it up. I can do this all the live long day.]
 
Make it a Good Day, G


Friday, October 26, 2018

It's About Criminal Political Activism of all kinds Thing

Dear America,

"they have no place in our country... 
bring to swift and certain justice... 
to the fullest extent of the law.... 
never allow political violence to ever take root in America...."

amen to that
amen to that

"bottom line is that Americans must unify...
every day, 
we are truly showing the world, 
just how truly great we are..."

way to diffuse a situation, Mr. President. Just moments ago.

we have the best law enforcement in the world, Trump continues to say.

So will this media of ours, finally take hold of this continued call to unify -- as Americans -- made repeatedly by this president, and agree with him?  

Will they?

[yeah that question is purely rhetorical]

Will the media now go back and analyze the prior call for incivility, made by the former Secretary of State and former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton?  

Or the nonstop calls for resistance made by Maxine Waters, like
 "Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."

going way back to June now, to get this twitter response made by the president:
“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party,” he tweeted. “She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!”

Yes.  Indeed.  
How prophetic that really was, right?...."be careful what you wish for Max!"  But will anyone go back to the record to cite the president's rather common-sensical warnings made at the time?

What this bomb scare does --  besides making crystal-cut clear the crystallization of  the great political divide in this country -- is show how our words matter.

Just about anyone and everyone can take what the democrats have dished out over the last few months, and make a connection.  IF one party calls for acting in an uncivil manner to satisfy the political tension and differences between -- all ears, right and left, will hear it!  

Clearly, we live in a society now where any kind of crackpot, left and right, will do things -- with or without the call for incivility, so do we really need to say things to actually incite it?

Case in point, all the protests and confrontations made in the middle of a meal (Sanders, Neilsen, Miller and the latest, McConnell) , like a baseball field being shot up to smithereens and seriously wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise....[Did that shooter characterize all democrats?]

CNN cannot lead the instability, the hatred, the nonstop condemnation of this administration twenty-four seven and NOT be found responsible, in part, for this kind of political vitriol in action.  And yet, it's not just CNN -- ABC, NBC, CBS news have all aligned with the same refrain, the same news feed, the same tilted news cycle day after day after day... to the tune of 91%.  91%!

The president was harpooned by the media for saying this  -- "The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories. Have to do it."

And I wonder -- just what is wrong with that?  Garbage in, makes garbage out; what we think about, expands, yadi yadi yada....see my blog post from just yesterday

And more than that -- the MAINSTREAM MEDIA  is not supposed to show ANY political bias.  Like, none. 
Hello?

Just imagine a world where, over a few days, the Trump Administration receives nothing but high marks from the media, like it did for Obama.  Just imagine that.

Imagine Trump getting credit for all of this positive economic growth, the escalation of consumer confidence out of the blue, the great and sensible tax deductions, the lowest unemployment in years, the return of strength with regards to our relations at the United Nations, the common sense approach to trade relations and America's relationship with crazy countries (like Iran and North Korea and even Russia)...and how can we forget, his firm stance on the safe keeping of America's sovereign borders, especially the southern border, the one about to be tested by nothing more than an invasion ....and just in time for the November mid-term elections.

That   -- the caravan -- is a script of left-wing theatrics like we have never seen the likes of before.

To Tucker Carlson -- 
"When you arrive in a country 
to contribute to it 
and to assimilate into its culture,
 you don't wave the flag of a foreign nation. 
That's what you do in triumph 
when you invade a country."

exactly.

Every American should take issue with this approach to immigration, sans assimilation.
Every American.

Every American should also READ THIS in order to understand the depth and breadth of the organizations behind the mass invasion fast approaching.
Every American.

Every American should also agree that this is not the proper way to seek "asylum."
Every American.

Every American should take a moment to reflect upon the one thing President Trump has been trumpeting from his response to Charlottesville, and all the way to the start of this news cycle, in the wake of this bomb scare and the capturing of a suspect...and that being, this is the time to UNIFY, as Americans.

Every American.

Every American should be concerned at the level of criminal political activism taken by any one of us, including, but not limited to, inciting violence and inspiring in-your-face resistance; calling for incivility until such time democrats are back in power; sending inert bombs to a dozen, or more, political/community leaders; and ambushing places like baseball fields far and wide. It is all wrong.

Heightened rhetoric, mental illness, ignorance, broken spirits, fanaticism, intolerance, leads to actions unbecoming of the average American, just sayin'.

That is just a logical conclusion based on facts; for any mindful, sane, conscientious, educated, thoughtful person just doesn't send bombs, or blows up ball fields, or gets in the face of a politician over a bowl of fettuccine, or refers to an entire party fitting to receive acts of political retribution...it's like, who does that?  Who says that and can still garner a serious audience of support of any kind, um Hillary?

We have to pay attention to every little thing; and more than that, consciously come together and move to do the right thing, always.  And Unify.  Unify.  And Unify...

"Have to do it."

This is what all Americans must do, not just today, but every single day.

We have to choose our words carefully, we have to act responsibly, we have to unify demonstrably, if we are to ever create the kind of society we can all live in, in peace -- especially in light of our clear ideological differences between us.

Newsflash:  we do not all think alike in America; but it is expected of us -- e pluribus unum - to respect each other and our differences, even if we can never ever ever agree on anything.

Out of many we are one; that, by definition, defines who we are as a country and as a people.

One = Unify as Americans, not divide.

the end.

Make it a Good Day, G


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

It's Crystallizing Our Greatness, not our weakness, Thing

Dear America,


"Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallises into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance.  Bestial thoughts crystallise into habits of drunkeness and sensuality, which solidify into circumstances of destination and disease:  impure thoughts of every kind crystallise into enervating and confusing habits, which solidify into distracting and adverse circumstances; thoughts of fear, doubt, and indecision crystallise into weak, unmanly, and irresolute habits, which solidify into circumstances of failure, indigence, and slavish dependence:  lazy thoughts crystallise into habits of uncleanliness and dishonesty, which solidify into circumstances of foulness and beggary:  hateful and condemnatory thoughts crystallise into habits of accusation and violence, which solidify into circumstances of injury and persecution : selfish thoughts of all kinds crystallise into circumstances more or less distressing.    ON the other hand, beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallise into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances : pure thoughts crystallise into habits of temperance and self-control, which solidify into circumstances of repose and peace :  thoughts of courage, self-reliance, and decision crystallise into manly habits, which solidify into circumstances of success, plenty, and freedom  :  energetic thoughts crystallise into habits of cleanliness and industry, which solidify into circumstances of pleasantness  :  gentle and forgiving thoughts crystallise into habits of gentleness, which solidify into protective and preservative circumstances : loving and unselfish thoughts crystallise into habits of self-forgetfulness for others, which solidify into circumstances of sure and abiding prosperity and true riches.

A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances.  A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

Nature helps every man to gratification of the thoughts which he most encourages, and opportunities are presented which will most speedily bring to the surface both the good and evil thoughts."


and James Allen goes on and on and on...As a Man Thinketh.

And essentially, it demonstrably explains the divide happening in America.

It's pretty strong stuff, actually; and pretty sure, generally speaking, that the emphasis upon the male gender throughout,  creates just the kind of tension for the Left to become completely unglued: manly this, manly that, oh the horror of all the manliness of mankind and the things that men imagine about man.  teehee

And yet, the truth is -- thoughts are things, man and woman alike; thoughts are mightier than the sword. [And suddenly, flashes from the movie Braveheart come rushing in...a perfect example of the power of the mind and spirit, all beginning with a thought.]

The left-leaning mainstream and cable media continues to persuade Americans to go low in every possible way -- in spite of all the good going on around them --- simply because they [and every other leftist] are so frustrated under the Trump Administration, they can no longer see straight; of course, this experience being manifested from its natural origins...being totally incapable of even thinking straight.

Yes, lefty's, you're right -- Trump is not the perfect man, let alone president; you got me there.

Welcome to my world when Obama was president; and yet, I was more or less polite and treated the office itself with respect.  I waited patiently for the next election, and then the next election....

Yes.  
I did get up everyday and blog about all the ways Obama was a disappointment, all the ways he deceived the American people. all the ways his administration usurped the Rule of Law....but it's as if Jim Acosta had his head in the sand all those years, hearing lies from Obama on Benghazi; the IRS scandal; the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal; the viscous attacks on the Tea Party;  the numerous issues of Obama's Secretary of State using an insecure private server and ultimately, destroying emails and hard drives; the continuous trashing of Fox News, the scandal of going after journalists like James Rosen and others; the unscrupulous passing of Obamacare, another entitlement, a fraud against the American people and our healthcare system, without a single republican vote....

If Only Trump had the kind of blind allegiance from the mainstream and cable news media as you all gave President Obama, if only.

I will give Trump the credit for the incredible change of thought, experienced by many of us in America; from the start of his campaign and continuing into his administration, the mantra has been MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.   And guess what?  It's working.

Make America Great Again or  Hope and Change?  One slogan supports America, as a whole; the other, frames an administration which intended to fundamentally transform America from the inside out, because it hated America as she stands.....

And talk about an escalation of harmful rhetoric.... Hillary Clinton is calling for nothing less than incivility, until such time HER side gets back in office.

And talk about an unraveling....the left leaning media is apparently fully supportive of the mob fast approaching America's southern border.  And we must ask ourselves, for what reason?  Why would they want this to happen now?  How did it happen so quickly?  Just who is funding this trek of thousands from Central America?


and then there's this kind of nonsense"I’m way more afraid of another Melania getting in to this country than I am of any caravan of human beings seeking asylum"  Andy Lassner, one of the producers of  Ellen.

First, as if these people coming up from Central America warrant asylum status --  but in the second, Melania came to America fully capable, and able, of taking care of herself.  I will take that kind of immigrant thousands times over...But more important, Andy, I'm not even understanding your continuous stream of vitriolic attacks against America's First Lady.  What did she ever do to you?

I mean, honestly, how can this guy, Andy, even think his stupid tweets are relevant, let alone clever or funny or whatever response he was hoping to gain from them.

andy, andy, andy...
jim, jim, jim...
and leftists far and wide -- 

How about you all help in the making of America great again.  We must do more to crystallize our greatness, and it begins with every thought, of every single one of us, in America.

Start HERE:

ON the other hand, beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallise into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances : pure thoughts crystallise into habits of temperance and self-control, which solidify into circumstances of repose and peace :  thoughts of courage, self-reliance, and decision crystallise into manly habits, which solidify into circumstances of success, plenty, and freedom  :  energetic thoughts crystallise into habits of cleanliness and industry, which solidify into circumstances of pleasantness  :  gentle and forgiving thoughts crystallise into habits of gentleness, which solidify into protective and preservative circumstances : loving and unselfish thoughts crystallise into habits of self-forgetfulness for others, which solidify into circumstances of sure and abiding prosperity and true riches.

Start thinking like James Allen, and not like, a Jim Acosta.
Oh, And READ THIS: The Real Choice, care of Nate Jackson at The Patriot Post.

Okay then, think my work is done for today; off to my real job....teehee

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, October 19, 2018

It's Very Entertaining to be an American Thing

Dear America,

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me -- put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you."  Apostle Paul

this verse, snatched from Philippians 4:8-9...is one of my favorite...pretty sure I have led with it before...no matter.

It's a verse that builds from a place which transcends all human understanding, for in the moment just before, Paul says, "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

with thanksgiving, he says -- being of the present tense -- already praising HIM, no matter what happens; in everything, in thanksgiving, we must go to God to guard our hearts and minds from sinking into a certain darkness, floundering in our own swampy pit of self-pity, anger, despondency, or whatever...

But, to put into practice our loyal attachment to SOMETHING GREATER than ourselves -- to the Lord --  we basically learn to keep our head on straight, through anything and everything, trusting in the belief that for everything there truly is a purpose under heaven.

And Lord knows, that in this DAY, and in this AGE, there is probably no greater struggle upon us, to keep on believing; for we do not often witness the true, the noble, the right, the pure, the lovely, the admirable, let alone anything that appears excellent and praiseworthy...[and if we do, the media sure doesn't want to report about it...but I digress.]

There seems to be so many times, in life, that we simply don't understand why things happen when they happen; why bad things happen to good people; why our set of circumstances can virtually upend overnight, and for what?  For what purpose is some of this nonsense and those woes, the shocks to the system, that come out of nowhere all about?  Does it all go back to being on the receiving end of a gentle, or sometimes not so gentile, reminder of who, in fact, is still in charge?

But just so we're clear (for those aligned as a keeper of a certain faith),  the crazy truth is -- our world will surely get a whole lot worse before it gets a whole lot better again.  (And if that's not motivation to press on, then not sure what to tell you.)

In any event, I have wanted to talk about the Kanye/White House meeting, for what seems like a better part of a week, or more; my days and nights have rolled into one.... but who really cares, right?

But this treatment of Kanye -- being an African-American man, and celebrity, who has risked everything by his passionate support of President Trump, wearing his MAGA hat with pride -- is just heartbreaking.   It's, like, what happened to the Africa American community?  

White people are allowed to lean left or right.

Hispanic people are allowed to lean left or right.

Asian people are allowed to lean left or right.

But nooooooooooooo, if you are a person of color -- an African American -- you are not allowed to color your political party world outside the lines; you are mandated to think the same, support the same, and vote the same way as everyone else within your demographic.  How Martin Luther King Jr. must be rolling in his grave, let me count the ways.

It is shocking, the treatment by the media -- mocking Kanye's mentality and sensibility; and even more shocking, the response he has received  from his peers (like snoopdogg)...

Sometimes, it's just so very entertaining to be living in America. oh my

 But let's go to Thomas Sowell for a little reality check , shall we --

"Many things that would advance blacks would not advance the liberal agenda. That is why the time is long overdue for the two to come to a parting of the ways."
10:03 AM - 18 Oct 2018
indeed....in other words --
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.

 And more to the point -- it's about time to change your hearts and minds... and political loyalties, my brother.

Being mindful of what we find true, and noble, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable -- let me have you read, for purely entertainment purposes, the full post at The Atlantic, penned by Hillary Clinton, "American Democracy Is In Crisis" -- here.

and let's cut to her big finish:

Meanwhile, hyperpolarization now extends beyond politics into nearly every part of our culture. One recent study found that in 1960, just 5 percent of Republicans and 4 percent of Democrats said they’d be displeased if their son or daughter married a member of the other political party. In 2010, 49 percent of Republicans and 33 percent of Democrats said they’d be upset by that. The strength of partisan identity—and animosity—helps explain why so many Republicans continue to back a president so manifestly unfit for office and antithetical to many of the values and policies they once held dear. When you start seeing politics as a zero-sum game and view members of the other party as traitors, criminals, or otherwise illegitimate, then the normal give-and-take of politics turns into a blood sport.
[my red highlight for emphasis...]

Ironically -- Hillary made this final point, after lambasting the president, the entire republican party and especially the people who continue to support this presidency, after calling the 2016 elections illegitimate and part of an elaborate scheme, including Russian collusion,  after falling lock step in line with her party propaganda that divides Americans by demographics and identity politics, stewing the so-called "hyperpolarization" she claims to have nothing to do with democrats and everything to do with republicans, after elaborating on what she calls [Trump's] "five main fronts of this assault on our democracy."

The nerve, asking mid-stream, how did we get here?

Are you for real, Hill?
[I can think of a way, by way of the antics of the Clinton Foundation, the State Department, the Benghazi terrorist attack, the economic downturn that Obama could never correct, the rampant joblessness, the politics of divide, the lack of security protections at the border, the meeting on the tarmac between your husband and the Attorney General, the fraud of the Iran Nuclear deal, the fraud of the Climate Change agreement, ummmm, shall I go on?  Cuz yes we can go on and on and on.............]

At one point, she says --
"Democracies are rowdy by nature. We debate freely and disagree forcefully. It’s part of what distinguishes us from authoritarian societies, where dissent is forbidden. But we’re held together by deep “bonds of affection,” as Abraham Lincoln said, and by the shared belief that out of our fractious melting pot comes a unified whole that’s stronger than the sum of our parts."
Seriously?  This is exactly what Trump is angling to do -- to unify the whole, the whole of America, as one America, for all Americans, because we are stronger than the sum of our parts. duh.

Your entire post -- ripe with contradictions -- is nothing more than  hate speech towards people who think differently and disagree forcefully from you, you being a liberal.  But much obliged for the Abraham Lincoln reminder of our "bonds of affection;" and likewise, since Lincoln was a republican, this girl is rather confused, yet pleasantly amused, by your choice.  Does your head still hurt, are your eyes still a wee bit blurry?  Is this piece how you show your bonds of affection...cuz i think some areas need a little work.

Gotta say, girl, you are great entertainment.
You and snoopdogg  and Martha Stewart should all hit the road together.
Please run for president again, please, I beg of you.

oh my, happy friday people

be kind to each other...
look for the true, the noble, the right, the pure, the lovely, the admirable, and things should work out pretty well, eventually...at least, within our own minds, anyway...and if nothing else, at least we are not going through any of this alone. May the God of peace be with you ALL (really; and especially with you, Hill.).

amen
and
the end.

Make it a Good Day, G