Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Why Isn't Anyone Listening

Why aren't we being heard, there certainly are enough of us whining about this President and his Administration! Statistically we know as the electorate we are in the minority, but we are not overwhelmed; our numbers are legion. What then? I suspect the enemy within, and apathy! The so called Progressives have infiltrated our ranks with visions of a "World Order", taking our eye off the uniqueness and potential of our American-way of life, and a complacency that in due course everything will miraculously turn out for the better..,and probably a little bit of venal avarice to worsen the mix. Well, an ecumenical, all caring, all rectifying world order in the foreseeable future is simply not going to happen; as for everything will work out in the end, no it won't, look around you-, are things working out? Admittedly there is nothing I'd like better than to see President Obama hoisted on his own vanity and politically correct petard, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for it. His political guile has proven much too formidable; his supporters mesmerized with his thought to be inscrutable countenance, committed to his agenda, no matter the consequences. But isn't it ironic his agenda is diametrically opposed to everything these United States are all about; what these United States were always all about; what these United States were founded on, prospered by; its citizens fought and died for here and abroad. Only to be forsaken by generations since totally insensitive to those principals, those aspirations, those accomplishments, those sacrifices! America in it's decline emerging as the home of the dolts, the land of the ingrates! That's why we are not being heard!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Taxes Galore

Anything made, anything bought or sold, any service rendered or received...soon no doubt, every breath you take so to speak, will be subjected to one or more town, city, county, state or federal contrived taxation! With their respective managements ever expanding, their rank and file's generous salaries and benefits sustained-, we can be assured there will be a scramble for creative new tax revenue for funding! The sources for that funding, that would be us, the tax payers! Forget about representation, forget about equity, forget about any semblance of quid pro quo. The agenda: nurture the insatiable beast, big government-, at any cost for any rhyme or reason! The essential component to realize that objective i.e to assure those taxes are levied and collected; the enabling politicians in power must stay in power! And how do they do that: sway the electorate accordingly. Sway? Can anyone spell entitlements a.k.a handouts, freebees! Do they see the "catch 22" here? Sure they do, it's short sighted on their part..eventually killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, but that has never been a deterrent to the anarchist, the socialist among us, the bottom feeders! It's defined as a contradiction in tactics: simply, the end justifies the means, albeit the end is the end of the society itself! So here we are in debt up to our ears, our financial demise eminent, with our current administration showing no inclination to curb our spending on behalf of the longevity of our society, our nation! The prevailing rationale, life is short so enjoy it for what it is, while it is! Never is there a consideration to tame the beast, curb it's insatiable appetite, In doing so, sap it's power and influence accordingly, it's stifling omnipresence in our society. What, risk the the chance of backlash from the state's wards, the kept-, breaking the vicious circle of patronage begetting power? Never!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

What Goes Around Comes Around

Are we forever going to be hog-tied by our Political Correctness? I'm hearing way to much sympathy here in scarred Ole Boston Towne for the Tsarnaev brother's muslim radicalization.These poor Chechen immigrant terrorists just couldn't Westernize! When the enquiry was asked of a Boston politician," When do you think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be interrogated to ascertain what other mayhem he and his brother had planned to carryout, in light of the munitions uncovered in their apprehension"? His reply was in so many words: This 19 year old suspect was seriously injured and traumatized in his capture, his doctors will have to make that determination. Adding, but you can be sure no enhanced interrogation methods will be employed, certainly not wanting to bring up that whole "water boarding" issue again! Really!! How about we will wring every bit of information out of this murderer of innocent's scrawny little neck just as soon as we can get our hands on him-, of that you can be sure! Boston is going to be simultaneously revered for it's spirit and swift apprehension of these terrorist; admonished for its refuge status for dissidents, subversives, illegals and out right criminals in this bastion of ultra-liberalism!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Truth Delayed Is Truth Denied

How can we believe anything this President of ours says! He postures, he pontificates, he preaches-, he lies through his teeth! When caught in those lies, he pleads misinterpretation, a lack of comprehension and vision on our part, or his most effective ploy..., no comment at all..., as if he never said it! The numbers he throws around defy credibility in their bias manipulation and deceptive conjecture! Yet there he stands a paragon of his own celebrity, a hands down winner of style over substance! How one can rise to this level of leadership and be so lacking is an anathema to me. He can't be naive enough to suspect he is so loved, so privileged, so above the fray, so right in his judgement, so oblivious to the disorder he has wrought; that he is beyond retribution here or the hereafter-, can he? What kind of man is this who defies the traditions, the constitution of a proven nation, an accomplished free society for the socialist pipe dreams of his father. Barack Hussein Obama is that man! And, who has facilitated this hypocrisy, tolerated this atrocity to that nation, our republic..., we the people! Worst, we appear far beyond a saving wakeup call! God help us.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston's Own 9/11

Ironic is it not, the starting point of the 9/11 treachery, 12yrs. later finds Boston's Marathon desecrated by terrorism as well! This "New World" of ours is a strange and frightening place, where Oklahoma City, New York and Boston are no more immune to foreign or domestic terrorism than Beirut, Paris or London. There are angry dissidents among us without borders, without moral scruples, who are capable of the most heinous acts of violence! When innocents are targeted, "soft targets" as they are described, for their head count alone, no one is beyond their treachery! What is the source of this fanaticism, this vengeful hatred? You can blame it on our more liberal and violent culture, an obvious contributor, but the catalyst in my estimation is government, it's governors who initiate and enforce our laws, define the tenor of our morality and tolerance toward one and other's differences and proclivities-, distorted in their political biases! The "Golden Rule" lost in a deluge of self serving rhetoric and deeds, our humanity lessened in their imposed ambitions and greed! And here in these United States of America our empathy toward each other has waned considerably in the advent of our emerging culture of self serving takers, as opposed to benefactors, to followers, as opposed to independent thinkers, to diluted citizens of the world as opposed to Americans!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Not Again

Ahh Korea, another miscalculation coming back to haunt us. In 1950 arguably our first attempt at going to war under the auspices of the UN, supposedly justified in the consensus of the members of that august world forum, titled a "police action". Near 60,000 American casualties later, an uneasy truce is contrived, where the instigator, the perpetrator North Korea was allowed to go unpunished and unrepentant to war another day...at the very least to threaten to war another day! Hard to imagine a super power of our might and resources stymied by a 26 year old Kim Jung-Eun some 60yrs later, the very grandson of the same dictator we dealt with so unsuccessfully in 1950-, now threatens to nuke us if we intervene in his nation's plans to once again annex our protectorate South Korea! Is this what it has come to: have nuke(s) and will do you if our aggressions, our demands are not honored! "The Bomb" no longer a deterrent but an instrument of international blackmail! A test ballon? If successful I'm sure, the likes of Iran will be more than willing to emulate? In as much as the illegal proliferation of nuclear weapons has gone unchecked, how long do you think it will take for another rogue nation, even a fanatical unaligned criminal element to come by a nuclear device capable of bartering with the lives of thousands; laying barren landscape for political or monetary gain?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

You Know Who You Are

Although highly unlikely that anyone being slopped at the public trough would be reading Ole Tom Swift's Conservative Slants, perchance allow me to admonish you! And, let me say you are not going to get a pass in the grace of the Great Shepherd "you no not what you are doing"! You know exactly what you are doing! You and your ilk are destroying the greatest democracy, the most productive, the most diverse, the most benevolent society, all things considered, known to man! In your self serving misguided agenda of equality for all: the indigent, the infirm, the criminal, the indolent, the perceived disenfranchised; their whatever surmised dependence, their whatever conjured up requirement for sustenance, subsistence and/or special entitlements has brought our country to it's knees in debt and social disorder! And I remind you not all of the afore mentioned are either entitled or appreciative of their government provided welfare at taxpayer expense. Milton Friedman got it right: A society that indiscriminately puts equality before freedom will get neither.You and yours have forsaken freedom, individual liberties for existence in a "nanny state", the propagation of a omnipresent government bureaucracy mandated to regulate your fate and mine from womb to tome. History has preordained the destiny of your choice; current events in Europe forebode it's dire inevitability. Generations to come will rue your countenance!

Friday, April 5, 2013

National Public Radio (NPR) Rant

For those of you who do not suspect that the "progressives" continue to erode our conservative values and constitutional rights, witness the incessant barrage by NPR chipping away at traditional societal morals and values.  Now, I am not one to disparage your ability to present your point of view, but when a publicly funded organization uses my tax dollars to further a liberal agenda with the constant underlying message that somehow their position is "right" because they are intellectually superior to the simpletons, then something is truly awry.  This morning, in succession, NPR presented the following, and not with a true reporter's lack of bias, but with their distinctly left leaning spin:

First, and forever dear to all liberals is the issue of gun control.  NPR lauded Colorado and especially Connecticut who, after New York  rammed sweeping gun control measures down the throats of their citizens in the dark of night with no public discussion, they all seek to play oneupmanship politics for the title of "most restrictive gun control laws in the nation".  All  in the name of "common sense gun laws", those feel good and wholly ineffective measures that punish the law abiding and treat the entire citizenry like apartment dwelling Manhattanites.  It may come as some surprise to you yuppy sheep, but some of us live in regions where there is no 5 minute emergency response, there is no Starbucks on the corner, a post-office is an hour drive away and we actually have four legged varmints threatening our food supply and others that we choose to hunt. And does anyone out there with any common sense whatsoever think that registration of high capacity magazines (not the gun mind you...the magazine) will have any affect on gun violence? Of course not, but it will have an affect on you when registration turns into confiscation, as it inevitably does.  Sure, Obama can continue on the  stump with his rhetoric about not violating our Second Amendment rights. But leaving the Second Amendment as merely an intact document while simultaneously restricting ammunition, magazines, and a large class of firearms based on appearance leaves us with very few useful options with which to exercise those rights.  If the police cannot protect one of their own in Texas, what chance do unarmed law abiding citizens have against society's miscreants?  And don't even get me started on the success of sweeping gun control measures in places like Washington, DC and Chicago.  Our latest reports from Chicago have the pols giving us some "boys will be boys" excuse for cell-phone coordinated attacks on pedestrians on the Miracle Mile labelling it a "Flash Mob".  How culturally hip.  In my day that was referred to as "getting mugged". Coincidentally, all this gun control talk comes on the heels of Cyprus floating the idea that the government can legally "seize" 10% of your bank assets, bringing to mind the basic premise of the Second Amendment:  to protect the citizens from a tyrannical government.  Remember that premise.... because it will come back to bite us on our collective bottoms.

Second, and another liberal ideal, is the concept of wage "fairness", also known as "how come a non-skilled, undereducated, employee doesn't earn as much as a college educated executive with a finley tuned skill set".  Well.......duh. NPR rambled on about the disparity in wage increases between skilled workers and unskilled workers lamenting that the recent increases should be equally "distributed".  Alas, more wealth redistribution schemes from the liberals.  Shocking.  They started by noting the stock market surge, an increase in manufacturing, and an increase in hiring, all implying economic prosperity, but then swung the discussion to the question of why wage increases for unskilled workers have remained barely above inflation, whereas wages for skilled employees (read: those rich CEOs) have risen steadily.  In this case, NPR actually answered their own question.  There are plenty of unskilled workers seeking positions and many of them are currently in part time positions or remain unemployed whereas the market continues to seek skilled workers for positions that require specific training in a marketplace that continues to become more technologically advanced and automated. Supply and demand, basic capitalist principles that the liberals, and our President repeatedly fail to grasp.  Yet, on they drone about the "fairness" of wealth redistribution, progressive taxation, and entitlements.  How about self-worth through education, hard work, and living within your means as a topic for discussion? 

And last on our NPR program list, the subject that dominates the liberal media, that keeps our Supreme Court from doing anything truly productive, and somehow seems even more important than nuclear proliferation: Gays.  Now, I have heard statistics ranging anywhere from 3% to 10% for the amount of homosexuals in the general population, but seemingly they are everywhere lately.  And frankly, I don't give a damn.  I have the same reaction to heterosexuals flaunting their sexuality in public as I do the homosexual population:  Get a room.  Times may change, but standards must remain.  I don't care what you do, just keep it to yourself. Certain things should remain private between consenting adults regardless of your sexual orientation.  There is no need to advertise your sexual proclivities, especially in front of your 90 year-old Aunt May or a group of tourists from Peoria.  But I digress.  NPR was off again on the "fabulous" bandwagon touting the latest broadway production of "Kinky Boots" another distinctly gay Harvey Fierstein (he of La Cage aux Folles and the gravelly voice) production featuring a misunderstood drag queen who gains fame and fortune by producing fashionable shoes for, uh....other drag queens.  Seriously.  Now don't get me wrong, I find it all relatively amusing, and if you choose to subject yourself to the on-stage cavorting of exaggerated gay stereotypes, a distortion that the gay population peculiarly doesn't object to, then have at it.  But must NPR continue to bang the drum so loudly and conspicuously?  Does this type of programming appeal to the overwhelming majority of the taxpayers whose dollars support you?  I think not.  When such a flamoyant representation of a man dressed as a woman becomes merely a societal normal or, worse yet, is portrayed as a viable choice on how one should behave in civilized society, then we have gone a bit over the edge. On a personal note,  I will always remember vacationing in the Florida Keys some years ago.  While walking along the street in Key West holding the hand of my then eight year-old daughter, a 6 foot tall cross-dresser in a sequined gold mini-dress, a blonde wig and huge lucite spiked heels was handing out pamplets in front of a club in the middle of the day.  He (She?) handed me a pamphlet, I politely accepted, and he said thank you in a decidedly male voice.  My perceptive daughter waited until we were a short distance away and whispered: "Dad, I think that was a man".  I responded:"Yes, it is".  To which she responded: "Why?"  Why, indeed. 

So in short, it is not the liberal concept of gun control, misguided as it may be, the opinion that wealth should be redistributed according to a sense of entitlement and not merit, nor the celebration of gay culture that truly offends me. It is  NPR's incessant advancing of the liberal agenda that I object to.  Why must a publicly funded radio station be the mouthpiece for a decidedly biased, liberal view of the world?  Why is the media complicit in an all out campaign to move the goalposts and establish a new normal?  Why is a government sanctioned propaganda campaign continually an affront to my own personal beliefs, morals, ethics and constitutional rights, a campaign that seeks to indoctrinate the low information voter and particularly the youth into accepting a new normal?  With Europe as a window into a culture that results from questionable moral values, a complicit liberal media, punitive taxation, unsustainable government programs, unchecked immigration, and waning military might, perhaps NPR would better serve the public by reporting on this, the end game of their agenda.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Oh My!

Deja vu all over again, how trite, but never-the-less so appropriate ! Old Yogi would have described our politico's latest "amnesty for illegal aliens machinations" as such correctly! Will we ever learn... their end game is promise we patsies anything, but secure a viable path to voting rights for 20 million (in their vernacular) undocumented emigrants! If citizenship is the most expedient route, so be it. We went down this road before...., the trade off was supposed to be: secure our boarders; enforce our immigration laws in granting, some thought to be 10 million or so violators at the time, amnesty. We all know how that worked out! How does it go, " fool me once shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!" This tactic of deception with illegal intent in the drafting and passing of legislation; the deliberate shading of constitutional rule and order as a means to their relentless pursuit of socialism is appalling! In this light, does the resent proposed gun laws give you that deja vu pause as well? Being a witness to our country slipping away from us one amendment at a time is a painful ordeal...at least for me it is!