Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Pause That Didn't Refresh

I had hoped if I just took a deep breath, stepped back a bit from this whole chain of troubling events; be a little less spontaneous in my reactions, take the time to be more analytical in my appraisal of what has happen/didn't happen, I would be able to gather my wits about me and make better sense out of the circumstances surrounding these national and international debacles of ours. It's not going to happen people! To me it is what it is, no matter how much time I put into analysis. I still conclude our government has run amuck! If anything I grow more convinced than ever-, you, me, the whole damn country is going to hell in a bushel basket! What we see, "they" don't see! What we know as fact, they see as fiction! What we understand to be imminent, they see as eventual! What we see as inviolable, they see as vulnerable! "We", "they" are miles apart-, if there is any middle ground it's infinitesimal in the grand scheme of things. And I can't see any opportunity for compromise either. We are diametrically opposed to each other on near every issue of real consequence.The special interest groups of our society are so adamant, so organized, so viral in their demands for affirmative action in  their behalf; our liberal Democrat led government so willing to accommodate them disproportionately to the means and sensibilities of our middle class undemanding private sector working stiffs-, the die is cast! And this morass extends to our international psyche as well:  we are being told we are no longer to be thought of as exceptional, as the leader of the free world, but rather just one of many among the community of nations; choosing to lead from behind, if to lead at all; limping along in a socioeconomic stupor of our own making.Yes along the way we might manage to make a point or two, win a debate, even an election from time to time, but in the final analysis the deck appears to be stacked against us. Apparently there are just more of them than there are of us, they have amassed an irresistible force! Once again I find my self ready to throw in the towel. My patients grows thin waiting to see some evidence of an American revival, some semblance of a Patrick Henry 1775 spirit. Someone espousing in do many words: Give me back my America of old or give me death!  He (Patrick Henry) advised in his day, we are engaged in a great and arduous struggle for independence, today we are again engaged in a  great and arduous struggle, now for the preservation of that America he held so dear, that America that assured us in it's Bill of Rights: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So where is our Patrick Henry conviction, his passion for this 2013 struggle of ours, for America's very survival!

Dr Ben Carson's analogy of our government's status says it all.., like so many of we undisciplined humans it has grow chronically obese, obese to the point it can't get out of it's own way. It's insatiable appetite so ravenous, nothing is beyond it's excessive self indulgence for yet greater sustenance (revenues), greater control of that sustenance's source (we the people). Nothing short of a  drastic diet and extensive surgical intervention (cost cutting) has any potential to stifle it's gorging on our tax dollars. No question government, an efficient limited government is required and mandated to fulfill the essential federal functions prescribed by our constitution, but to the proportion and extent it is today, usurping the rights of the states and its citizenry in debilitating taxation, oppressive legislation, intimidating surveillance and fiscal irresponsibility -, tyranny pure and simple! And know, going along with Dr Carson's analogy: as much as this gluttonous administration tries to divide us on our ethnicity, their cause celebre social issue of the moment-, their shameless promotion of Socialism, in appeasing a dependent lazy citizenry with welfare and entitlements; persuading our elected politicians to legislate accordingly has created a viscous circle of means to justify a destructive end! Those citizens, those politicians are successfully changing the face of America from a nation of ambitious doers and makers to a nation of lethargic takers! Can ignorance be that uncaring, that blissful? Something to ponder this 4th of July 2013!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Venting My Frustration....

Do we really understand the psyche of this President, of this Democrat Party? In our conventional conservative thinking have we overlooked the real possibility they are out to do our country harm in maliciously fostering their own brand of a "palace takeover" a subversion of we the people, these United States of America? I tell you of late these "carrying-ons" have given me pause, the unsettling feeling that something sinister is happening. I never thought myself naive, always feeling I had a grasp of how the game is played and when, and if I was being played, but my interpretation of the rule's of the game appears to be doing me asunder.The absence of any semblance of scruples, of a baseline of common decency and honesty, has me flummoxed. Are there any rules? Worst there doesn't appear to be any desire to be more discrete, more ethical , more circumspect, more truthful. When discretion and honesty are questioned, the crassness and hyperbole is just ramped up another notch or two to lend further confusion and angst. No apology rendered, no truth check demanded. Ugly stuff this, a swamp of innuendo, deception and boorish behavior. Not only is there no discernible code of honor, a bond of common decency among men, but a prevailing sense of-, do on to others before they do unto you! Few seem to be willing to give his or her adversary the benefit of the doubt, his or her adversary the time to recant, to reconsider in retrospect before launching a retaliatory act of their own in equally harsh words and/or offensive deeds. And if one does take a step back, it is perceived as a sign of weakness, an opportunity to inflict yet greater harm and injury by the more aggressor. And to complicate our search for truth and honesty in one another, in our governance we react like mice in a labyrinth of false passageways destined to endless, fruitless and frustrating forays down thought to be paths of escape; poked and prodded in one direction or another along the way by gifted protagonist of political satire! What to believe, who to believe perplexes us in our seemingly daily challenge to ferret out the truth, in trying to find our way back to the America of our fathers, our forefathers! We appear to be in the grip of a would-be totalitarian government, that's got us by the neck and is shaking the life out of us.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Farm Bill?

If ever there was a scam being perpetrated on we the people, it is the sure to be the imminent passage of the so called Farm Bill. I forewarned you all, but a while back, look out for caveats, addendum's and tag-on legislation incorporated in bills unrelated to the bill's purported purpose and intent. At the time I was drawing your attention to emigration legislation being drawn. I for one was always under the impression the Farm Bill addressed farm subsidies, only to learn it is a depository for all sorts of potentially misappropriated funds, not the least being food stamps! And not a piddling amount to boot, some 80% of it's near one trillion dollar budget I'm told! How can that be? How can we say we've got to curb our spending, our indiscriminate welfare handouts yet abide by this slight of hand? Tell me John Boehner and the rest of you so called fiscal conservatives how can you allow that? My suspicion of all politicians grows more intense with each passing day. They count on our complacency our misplaced confidence in their judgement to do right by us, by our country, only to favor themselves and their special interest constituency in premeditated subterfuge of this sort. Only this shell game managed to distract me from the Democrats concerns in mustering the troops in support of the quintessential political hack, 38 year Massachusetts District 5 Congressman Ed Markey in his bid to replace John Kerry in the Senate. Difficult to conceive the conservatives could do worse than Senator Kerry as their Senate representative, but there you have it. Paraded before the Massachusetts electorate we've had no less than our President Barack Obama, to be followed by Vice President Joe Biden-,the piece de resistance the illustrious former President Bill Clinton. It is only gratifying to know here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts the Democrats feel so threatened that they have to pull out all the stops to thwart the aspirations of the Republicans fledgling candidate Gabriel Gomez! Do they know something we don't know?

Jefferson Wisdom

Read these circa 1776 quotes of Thomas Jefferson, and tell me Ole Tom was not light years ahead of his time. Did he not hit the nail right on the head in consideration of our circumstances this 2013. And there are those among us who dare to suggest the framers of our Constitution were not sensitive to the challenges their fledgling Republic would face in it's maturation? They knew!

"When we get piled
upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe."

"The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not. "

"It is incumbent on every
generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save
one-half the wars of the world. "

"I predict future happiness for
Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the
pretense of taking care of them."

"My reading of history convinces me
that most bad government results from too much
government. "

"The strongest reason for the
people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government. "

"To compel a man to subsidize with
his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. "

............Amen to that Thomas Jefferson!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Trust Us

You've got to be kidding me! Again let me identify those we are suppose to trust: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pilose, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Feinstein, Dick Durban, Barbara Boxer, Jay Rockefeller to name but a few near nefarious shakers and movers that come to mind in the ruling Democrat Party. By appearance, body language and rhetoric alone you've got to admit they do not present a noble portrait of governance! I'm just saying. However, in deed who can say they have not covered themselves with a disturbing aura of indifference to the dire straights our country is in. They appear to have an almost caviler attitude in ignoring the substance of our trials and tribulations; a surmise if we would just trust them everything would miraculously work out for the better. Forget about these "little bumps" in the road of late, they say. Everything is going to be swell if we conservatives would just stop being such obstructionists. Pass the Cool-Aid I say! They just move blithely from one catastrophe to the next: deflecting, denying, spewing disinformation, misinformation, fostering deception and division; while chiding us for our lack of foresight, of our improper perspective, of our pettiness, of our political incorrectness. And they do it with such aplomb and confidence too apparently mesmerize the uninformed, their dependents, the malcontents. That is not to say they do not have a cadre of capitulating RINO's to aid and abet their cause. The political hypocrisy of both partys makes my eyes water! What confounds me is what are they seeing that I'm not, that we are not? The numbers, the results of their machinations speak for themselves. Where is the up-side to this model of theirs? Their aim obviously socialism, with perhaps a democratic twist here and there to lend some degree of palatability, but never the less all out socialism no matter how you slice it: Big, ever overreaching government, practicing Keynesian economic theory; the collective as opposed to the individual holding sway over our fate..The very concept that made these United States unique, a leader and principal benefactor of the free world, being subverted from within. If successful our decline surely will pose a baffling mystery to the historians of the millennium to come. How could they, why would they, will be asked. What with all the preceding history advising them otherwise-, why? It's complicated, will be proffered by those attempting to fathom the evolution. When in reality, it wasn't complicated at all, it will be an act of shear stupidity. Simply a case of divisive and devious politicians thwarting the foresight and wisdom of our founding fathers. We were forewarned, forearmed by them in the provision of our Constitution, thought to be an impenetrable barrier to any attempts of subversion by those wishing to have us back-slide to the ways of our European leanings. We had successfully broken the mould, only to have in the passage of 250 years, this Republic, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all succumb to liberalism's-, socialism's sirens call!

Monday, June 10, 2013


It escapes me, why are we talking about amnesty in the first place, as opposed to enforcing our existing immigration laws today; stopping the potential for illegal residency tomorrow! Our government certainly has demonstrated it's ability to monitor the status of it's citizens for every conceivable bit of information known to man, why not it's foreign entrants? The current proposed legislation largely speaks to amnesty for illegal immigrants already here and have been here for some time; essentially giving them citizenship as quickly as opposition will allow-, plain and simple as that, as I see it. Didn't we learn anything from our 1986 efforts to address this problem...,we worsened it! The "Gang of Eight" no matter how well intended they might appear to be, are once again getting the cart before the horse! Address the problem not the symptom! Secure our borders. Enforce our immigration laws! Not only are we wrongheaded in this proposed legislation, confusingly and suddenly becoming politically correct(?), but we can't afford it's cost (estimated to be in the trillions) to be born by we already over burdened citizen tax payers and our progeny to come. To say nothing of the affront to those millions of immigrants over the years who suffered the rigors of gaining legal citizenship. I'm all in favor of accommodating immigrants aspiring to be American citizens but not at the expense of our long contributing hardworking standing citizens. Prorate, definitively, their scope of benefits in possibly short-cutting early citizenship based on their rate of contribution to the system, not accelerating full participation as a political expedient. Yes as I understand the proposed bill, does speak to a proration of benefits, but it's timing and strength is both vague, seemingly unenforceable and stated in language generally suspect to me. If a bill is to be passed addressing our current "de facto amnesty", as Senator Rubio refers to it, it first and foremost must assure the sanctity of our borders; reenforce our existing immigration laws with out exception, before making any concessions to current illegal immigrants wishing to gain citizenship. A hard line I know, but I feel the well being of our country is at stake here! We can't be expected to pay for our government's past and present failure to defend and protect our borders in that the provisions to do so has been available to them all along! It is a fundamental expectation of all citizenry that their rights as citizens will not be usurped, diluted, penalized or lessened in any way by non citizens! After all, is that not the basic premise of attaining citizenship in the first place!

Friday, June 7, 2013

I Continue to Bleat Like the Rest of the Sheep

"They" enabled by us, have usurped our constitutional rights, put us on the path to socialism, besmirched our international reputation, deflated our economy, lowered our standard of living, corrupted our morals, agitated our differences, compromised our loyalties, deflated our self-esteem as individuals, as a nation-, all seemingly in the blink of an eye! Are we not witnessing the perfect liberal/socialist storm as I recently described it: the confluence of corruption, mismanagement, inept leadership and complacency! Who are "they"? They are our unscrupulous, unprincipled, self-serving politicians and their miss titled public-servant groupies! Do you not cringe in witnessing this political theater being played out in our halls of government! This is not a passing thing we are witnessing, but a protracted deep seated systemic problem that if not corrected is going to accelerate our decline as a nation as a society. What are we thinking,,,. If we are thinking at all! As an example, perhaps epitomizing this premonition of mine, that of our government turning predatory on us: A fellow conservative made this cogent comment to me yesterday, reference Obamacare...." Once again, the concept of "fairness" as proposed by the liberal democrats is "lousy healthcare for all" except, of course, our elected officials. Access to care will suffer, quality of care will suffer and medicine will be dumbed down as more "mid-level providers" will be required to serve the needs of an expanding Medicaid population and a shrinking physician base. Congratulations to President Obama and his minions, as intended they are about to destroy the greatest healthcare in the world, foisting it upon the lowly masses while maintaining the highest quality of care for themselves!

Monday, June 3, 2013

His Popularity Baffles

Come on, doesn't this President of ours at least give you pause in his actions and inactions these past four years. Would you cut him as much slack if he was not a man of color? Has our political correctness dumbed us down to that extent? Hell, as I said awhile back, we had no compunctions about running Tyrannical Dick out of town, impeaching Slick Willie! What's with this tolerance for Celebrity Barry! True I'll admit it is confounding to witness his legions fall on their swords for him; conceal his deft hand in carrying out their part in his diabolical social agenda; to cover-up his international blunders; to blindly fall in lock-step with his every distortion of what America is all about; sharing his feigned compassion for the "little people"; lifting the imaginary yoke of oppression, he claims levied by the greedy capitalist, the rich; promoting government intervention as the solution to all our problems. Problems he has not only sponsored, if not promoted, but championed and continues to champion now in this second term you've so blindly awarded him! You can't tell me he has not been knowingly and unabashedly enticing you to languish about in one form or another of welfare addiction, of entitlements; to be morally less than you can be in dividing your loyalties to country and state in promoting social biases-, all to expressly garner your vote! Hello, what are you thinking? Do you really see our country, our society so flawed, your lot so desperate to deserve the governing overhaul this aspiring despot envisions for us. Really! Look around you, what do you see? Our society is crumbling, our enemies are emboldened in our impotence, our economy faltering, our personal freedoms and liberties under attack, our standing government, his administration's integrity highly suspect! With all due respect what?