This time for real...I'm away! Appropriate don't you think? What with new year resolutions' and all, apropos? I used to tell my business colleagues back in the day, there comes a time when you should just move on, enough is enough-, your relevance, your impact in the grand scheme of things wanting and/or not wanted.This blog was essentially a by-product of requests for comments from a conservative perspective on current political events-, inquiries made of me by friends and associates deeply immersed in mother academia's liberal womb. In as much as they wanted real time unabridged spontaneous responses, so that they could spin them as they saw fit in their teaching and literary opposing posturing .... I was all too willing to lend a voice. But, now those very same friends and associates find themselves in a quandary. My prognostications ringing too true for their liking, striking to close to home, my arguments too substantive. In that said, the time seems auspicious for a lateral arabesque, a segue for me to move on. Further, I felt I had reached the point of overshariing my opinions on the political landscape.
I have a few new interests I'm anxious to pursue; some old obligations to fulfill. Aside, thinking about taking up fishing, albeit somewhat concerned about my patience quotient or lack there of, never big on Zen-like activities. Shooting maybe, there is a range near by, and the way things are going of late increasing my firearm proficiency may not be a bad idea. I've enjoyed our time together. It did me good to vent my spleen, better out than in my grandfather would say. Any way to dissipate the corrosive effect of impotence in the light of perceived threatening adversity; the frustration of witnessing our country's social, economic and cultural decay was therapeutic. An American once was entitled to nothing save for the inalienable right to be all he or she could be, unencumbered by oppressive governance at any level or station in life. Today that is not the case, more of us are recipients of entitlements unearned; a willingness for our fate to be largely determined by others, others in my opinion of nefarious governing motives and intent. But, so much for beating a dead horse! For your attention thank you.To those who found ways to lend encouragement and purpose to my political flaying about, both liberals and conservatives alike, I appreciated your candor and shared concerns. I was humbled by the audience we amassed over these past four years. As a patriot I will always be with you in spirit! If fortunate and history will have it...somehow, someway our country, we the people, will recover from our perverse fascination with political correct social reform and a wrong headed appreciation of how to preserve America the beautiful for posterity. To all, good luck with that!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
For starters, just to know we are all on the same page, definition wise: Cops in their many forms and guises are essentially purposed to enforce the law. Those laws levied by our duly elected and/or appointed legislators and/or officials. Criminals are the ones who break those laws. Ipso facto the catalyst that brings the cops and the criminals together is the suspicion or commission of a crime, the breaking of a law. For emphasis, the cops don't make the laws... As said, those laws are ostensibly made by we the people, through our elected and/or appointed legislators, as is the practice of our jurisprudence system. To this point I can't imagine our opinions being at odds with one another. That said I for one am having difficulty with the appraisal of many of you in the much publicized resent committed crimes in Missouri and New York, their enforcement, in turn their subsequent adjudication. No question "our" laws such as they are were broken, the cops duty bound to enforce those laws were directed to do so, did; the legal procedure to process the results of the apprehension of the criminals, grand jury decided. In knowing what that grand jury was changed with judging i.e the apprehending cop's motivation at the time of the confrontation, was it appropriate or inappropriate by the prescribed rules of engagement-, decided it was appropriate. To this point the required legal protocol adhered to was apparently observed and carried out, right? Now, were the laws broken, in themselves appropriate-, the force used in the apprehension of the criminals in itself appropriate? Therein lies the rub! And, I note our judicial system provides for resolution of those questions beyond the grand jury's verdicts going forward. Change the law; change the rules of engagement and punishment of the criminals to be apprehended and tried in breaking those laws; try the case itself in Civil Court for thought to be appropriate reparation of the crime allegedly committed. Again that said, I persist in feeling these crimes and the criminals apprehension, as unjust and tragic as they might appear, were not racially motivated but criminally instigated and dealt with accordingly. Ask yourself, what if both of these young men said...." You've got me Officer, I got caught up in the moment.." What do you think would have happen? I can't imagine them being shot or asphyxiated......And don't get me wrong, I have difficulty in dealing with our sometimes over zealous, storm trooper garbed, military armed policemen that have replacing the once affable neighborhood beat cop of yesteryear. But, times have dramatically changed, criminals more violent, seemingly more of them, and far less tolerant of police intervention of any kind. I know the prevailing statistics on the subject are an anathema to the black community, but they are what they are!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Pushed over the edge by Ferguson, not so much by Ferguson itself, but by our standing government's response to Ferguson! When Al Sharpton of Towana Browley infamy can command a seat next to our President and Attorney General to inflame this travesty to our judicial system our sensibilities, I blanch! To add yet further insult to injury when across the nation mindless supportive demonstrations with smoldering racial overtones take to our streets, our places of business, our media with reckless abandon and malicious intent-, my spirit falters! I've witnessed the likes of Watts, Newark and a host of other racially incited civil unrest, feeling they were perpetrated largely by lawless malcontents on both sides of those ginned-up so called protests, that they knew not what they were doing. That, in light of conspicuous progress being made here in the United States on racial relations before and after, felt in the foreseeable future such foment would be negated. In fact the election of Barack Obama, aside from politics would surely have signaled the extent of the progress being made, certain to dissuade the likelihood of such racial strife in the future. No need to tell you this president, this administration has not only failed us economically, perhaps irreparably damaged our reputation as a world leader, but has divided our society to the near point of irreconcilable differences. Under their aegis civil disobedience has never been so distorted, manipulated, unproductive, violence masked and condoned-, the dreams and intent of Reverend Martin Luther King so trampled. It's beyond me, my white, black, beige, brown and assorted other complexioned friends have more common ground than uncommon ground, how can we be the exception, we are so atypical! Could it be we are being propagandized to best serve a hidden agenda.There I go again with my conspiracy paranoia. What else can explain this multifaceted, diverse attack on all things once so American! I wait impatiently for a sign that this too shall pass. Regretting these niggling little whimpers of frustration, telling you what you already know, sharing my frustrations with the choir, affording our detractors whoever they might be the satisfaction of knowing we are in disarray as what to do.
Monday, November 24, 2014
In the aftermath of the midterms, if you need more proof to convince yourself something stinks in Washington D.C, you are indeed developmentally delayed! Perhaps a more accurate appraisal, made repeatedly by no one other than that distinguished MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber-, stupid ( Hey Mark and Robin, perhaps your son opting for Georgia Tech over MIT had more merit than I originally thought!). How can this lame duck administration, the Democrat Party in general and it's legion of ultra-liberal, politically correct minions possibly conclude otherwise.They lost the Senate, failed to gain any ground in the House, got clobbered in the State's gubernatorial elections, yet arrogantly, smugly, blatantly continue to profess their agenda is consistent with the will of the people, best for the country. Give me a break! Apparently the ballot box doesn't speak loudly enough for these people to get the message. Confident that their leader, our president's phone and pen are mightier than our constitution. Is there no deceit, malice, sedition and unmitigated gall these people can heap upon us? Yet, we the loyal opposition seem to endlessly ponder, what to do..., what to do to stem the tide. Why are our leaders so timid, our opposition to these affronts so divided in mounting a course of definitive action.This president, his administration and their cadre of so called public servants are stealing our birth right, sapping our economic strength, diminishing our dignity as citizens and as a nation right out from under our very noses-, all in but a tenure of six short years.The doomsday clock for this Republic of ours continues to tick loudly and ominously for me! This great-divider-president intends to continue to wreak great harm upon us in his remaining two years in office-, of that we can all be sure! Please, you Senate and House leaders, you legislators at-large, you governors of like concerns and minds give me a straw to grasp, a comprehensive plan of retaliation and recovery to buoy my ebbing spirits.......
Monday, November 10, 2014
A rigid, egocentric, uncompromising ideologue hell bent on following to the letter Saul Alinsky's teachings to a socialistic end for these United States. That's what we are saddled with for the next two years if not more. Let's face it we Americans do not have a president committed to our fundamental democratic way of life, an upholder of our Constitution, a president dedicated to the proposition all men are created equal, one who will establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. We have instead, as said an ideologue of seditious intent, abundantly demonstrated by his near every word and action. You heard what he deduced from the midterm election results....he still has his phone and pen....nothing has changed! The people may have spoken, even shouted but Mr Obama didn't hear them. As for Messrs. Boehner and McConnell being potential bearers of bad tidings for he and his administration....bring it on he says in his confident arrogance! It's above their pay grade to really do anything about it he portends. As for the threat of impeachment....who would dare think of impeaching the first American president of color-, what an assure the first equally incompetent woman president in 2016! This is no quandary we are in, we are strung up on our own politically correct petard, our own naiveté and stupidity, swinging in the wind of our own impotence! We should be elated in the results of the midterms but I for one am not. Why, because our primary adversary, the leader of this subversion is not constrained by his oath of office, by our Constitution, by any reasonable and lawful respect for we the people's pleading to be unencumbered by his inappropriate, unilateral, oppressive misguided governing practices-, yet we the same people and our leaders stand by transfixed in flummoxed disbelief it is happening to us! We are lending a new dimension to flummoxed and impotence. I search in vain for a sign this is not the case....
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I remain skeptical. Yes "We" won in a manner of speaking, by a mud slide in comparison to the avalanche I thought deserving! For me, too many of us failed to grasp the enormity of the dire straights our country is in, the tumult and turmoil our world is in and expressed our displeasure and concerns in this pivotal election accordingly! In my estimation we did little more than take our frustrations out with but a slap on the wrist of our President Barack Obama. I think it best said by Vaclav Klaus, former Premier of the Czech Republic, who so poignantly captured my sentiments of this moment, when commenting on Barack Obama's presidency a while back: "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president".
We seem to lack the intelligence, the grit to get by politics as usual, adhering to the absurdity of the purveyors of political correctness; succumbing to the promises of something for nothing; racial, ethnic, religious and gender dividing differences. We've become our constitution's prescribed un-American Americans. I was hoping for so much more from these mid-terms, a ringing profound awakening of the nation as a whole. Are we now destined to limp along to 2016 having a determined uncompromising lame duck president obstruct, circumvent, impede, veto any efforts of the House and Senate that conflicts with his agenda. Do we once again find ourselves wavering haplessly down the middle of the road of uncertainty surely to be run over by the inefficiencies of a bloated, ponderous bureaucracy consumed by self preservation, questionable mores, bent on socialism and a lacking sense of country? All to the further detriment, if not the foreseeable end of these United States of America as we knew it! Was our victory at the federal level, touted to be by some, a clear mandate for the right kind of change? We shall see.