Truth in deception..

According to Webster: truth, Conformity to fact or actuality.

According to Webster: de·cep·tion, 1. The use of deceit. 2. A ruse; a trick.

We, “We the People,” of the United States of America are once again, and in my opinion, “extremely fortunate” to be entering the headwaters of another National election. In 2008 the majority of the voting population in America voted for “Hope and Change.” Or as I personally prefer to refer to it as “Hype and Commute.”

According to Webster: hope, To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.

After suffering eight long years of George W. Bush’s carpetbagging administration, I fully understood the American public’s frustration, what the hell, ..I live here to. What I do not understand, and will never understand, is an educated population that gathers on schedule and chooses sundown, i.e., the “status quo” over a sunrise, i.e., a “bright future.”

According to Webster: change, To cause to be different:

Not that Barack Obama did not fulfill his promise of change, however, at least in my opinion, I don’t believe that the individuals who voted for Barack Obama expected that the change would be from “Bad to Worse.”

According to Webster: hype, Exaggerated or extravagant claims made especially in advertising or promotional material.

With the cold hard facts of political combat historically established as a negative endeavor, if the, “as advertised,” educated American public ever truly wants to experience a change that will effect their lives in a positive manner. Then the voting public in America is going to have to step back from the professional (self interested) politicians who make the exaggerated, and extravagant promises and claims to acquire America’s votes. Although it sometimes seems as though “it” is resting under a layer of dust on the uppermost shelf, at the back of your hall closet with the door closed, “Common Sense” is not lost in America, ..and for the few who may choose not to believe me, go find a needle, and stick it in your eye.

In yesterday’s offering, I published a quote by; (George Santayana,) “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”

According to Webster: com·mute, To make substitution or exchange. b. To serve as a substitute.

Barack Obama, has, “once again in my opinion,” been serving as a substitute for “George W. Bush,” for nearly 3 years now, because he hasn’t done squat to provide for America and the “rank-and-file” taxpaying citizens of America who pay his salary. Professional politicians have been using the same playbook for 235 years. Foreign policy over domestic policy, blatant “in your face” concern for employment and infrastructure in foreign nations, blatant “in your face” concern and involvement in protecting the borders of foreign nations, while blatantly ignoring our borders here at home.

According to Webster: pro·fes·sion·al, Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career.

Abraham Lincoln said it precise and clear at Gettysburg on 19, November, 1863:  “..and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

 

 ..SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.

 Meaning that Barack Obama or no other self aggrandized professional politician in America has the authority or will ever have the authority to, (as he expounded during his 2008 campaign) “Fundamentally change the way that America does Business.”

Although I will grant you without argument that he and his administration have done their level best to manipulate the Constitution, he has not and will not succeed.

According to Webster: ma·nip·u·la·tion, Shrewd or devious management, especially for one’s own advantage.

In a recent political composition that I composed to share with as many individuals as possible in cyberspace I pilfered an appropriate quote from “Bud Gregg”

“A taxpayer voting for Barack Obama, is

like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”

Being a focused fiscal conservative, I both appreciate and admire Bud’s heart and agenda.

According to Webster: a·gen·da, A list or program of things to be done or considered.

Speaking of agendas, I make no secret of the fact that I am extremely unhappy with Barack Obama in the White House. I am also extremely unhappy with the 70 to 75 percent of America’s population who deny themselves a right that countless numbers of past Americans have fought and died to provide. I am also extremely unhappy with Americans who label themselves with a prefix…

According to Webster: pre·fix, To put or attach before or in front of.

*** REALITY *** 

AN AMERICAN IS AN AMERICAN, OR THEY ARE NOT !

 Moving forward..

..during a recent interview of Christine O’Donnell conducted by Bill O’Reilly, of the Fox news channel’s “O’Reilly factor,” Ms. O’Donnell expounded as to her belief that she was unsuccessful in her bid for Delaware’s Senate seat against Democrat Christopher Coons because of ill advice and an ill composed political ad. Stating to Bill O’Reilly that she now believes that her chance of being elected would have been much greater, had her campaign not aired the ad. To which I say, “Hogwash.” Politicians win elections in America for two reasons. First, Politicians win elections in America because they are politicians and, 2. Because the American public, as intellectually capable as they may be when researching the content of a movie that they will spend $7.50 to $9.00 on, on Saturday night. When it comes to researching an individual or a political ideology that will hold sway over their economic futures for two to six years, the vast majority of these same intellectually capable Americans rely on the bought and paid for rhetoric of professional liars.

I don’t live in Delaware, but if I did, I would have voted for Christine O’Donnell in a heartbeat because she was not a professional politician. Accordingly, since the majority of the folks who do live in Delaware voted for Christopher Coons, proving, “at least in my opinion,” that they either don’t understand progressive ideology, or that they simply don’t care. Either way, I can say here and now, and without reservation that I am extremely glad that I do not live in Delaware.

Then again, I suppose to be as fair as possible I should consider the possibility that the majority of the folks in Delaware do not own dictionaries? Consequently, for the benefit of those who may fall into that category, I am delighted to offer;

According to Webster: lib·er·al, Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas.

According to Webster: pro·gres·sive, Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments.

In easier more understandable layman’s terms, political “Liberal Progressive” idealists do not believe in being limited by the Constitution of the United States, or in even simpler terms, ..by the “Law.”

According to Webster: con·ser·va·tive, 1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.

In easier more understandable layman’s terms, political conservatives, believe in the Constitution of the United States and upholding the law. A conservative individual understands that illegal means illegal, even when prefacing the pro-noun “alien.” To a dedicated conservative, there is no document in the United States with more tradition and value than our Constitution.

According to Webster: tra·di·tion, 1. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation.

According to Webster: val·ues, 1. principles, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable.

Barack Obama is as liberal and progressive as a liberal progressive idealist gets…

According to Webster: i·de·al·ist, 1. One whose conduct is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations. 2. One who is unrealistic and impractical; a visionary.

Barack Obama’s hope and change has brought America to the brink of a second “Great Depression.”America needs to turn the page and learn the definition of pragmatic.

According to Webster: prag·mat·ic,  1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical. 2. Philosophy. Of or relating to pragmatism. 3. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.

Professional politician = not good forAmerica.

Rank-and-file, nonpolitician = good forAmerica.

Barack Obama = progressive idealist.

Sarah Palin = conservative pragmatist.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Crude, Vulgar and Boorish…

Eddie Crude, ..Andy Vulgar, ..and Benjamin, a.k.a. “Bennie” Boorish, ..Rick Perry’s three best and closest friends in high school before changing his name so he could pursue a career in politics. Rick Perry, ..born “Phil Istine” March 4, 1950, attended Paint Creek High School in Haskell County where he spent the Lion’s share of his days pursuing Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Arian’s daughter “Barb.” Talk about a cute couple, “Barb Arian” and “Phil Istine.” Not only did they work together on the school newspaper, they led the debating team, and excelled in every sport to include giving wedgies every member of the freshman class.

Come on, that’s not true!

Of course it isn’t, ..but what does it matter? ..I was simply trying to follow suit with the mainstream media and with popular website Bloggers.

I received a lot of e-mail, ..accordingly in the mix, ..I receive a lot of  “forwards.” Some amusing, ..and some not so amusing, ..some with merit, ..but very few. Most individuals who expound about whatever they expound about in the privacy and seclusion of their office, home or favorite cyber café, tend to be less than accurate and genuine when casting something that they are passionate about? Some even to the point of extremely bad taste and defamation. So why have I thrown my hat in the ring? ..simple, ..the ring needs a hat that gives a damn.

One recent e-mail, i.e., “forward.” I received from a family member, read like the Exposé of the Century! Accordingly, since I am familiar with the odor of dead fish, I took a “Twix Moment” to confirm or deny the validity of its authenticity. Consequently the following morning when I returned the irresponsible literature back into cyberspace, I returned with the appropriate and necessary corrections, along with the source of my information. Which, “at least in my opinion,” was the least I could do to serve my country.

The where and when that I served in Vietnam was not conducive to taking prisoners, however since I’ve had 46 years to mellow since then, I’ve learned that it’s more productive to negotiate…

According to Webster: ne·go·ti·ate, To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.

Accordingly, I have come to become extremely fond of negotiation, ..vote for Sarah Palin in 2012 and you and I will become extremely good friends.  (A bit of humor)

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Without conscience..

According to Webster: with·out, Something absent or lacking:

According to Webster: con·science, The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one’s conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong.

Right and wrong? A responsibility that thankfully, my parents took serious throughout my formative years and beyond. My father being 14 years old in 1929 when the stock market crashed sending America into what history now refers to as “The Great Depression” for more than a decade, was forced to surrender his classification as the kid next door to go out and find work to help with the survival of his family.

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world’s economy can decline. The depression originated in the U. S., starting with the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929 and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). From there, it quickly spread to almost every country in the world. The Great Depression had devastating effects in virtually every country, rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment in theU.S.rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%. Cities all around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry. Construction was virtually halted in many countries. Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by approximately 60%. Facing plummeting demand with few alternate sources of jobs, areas dependent on primary sector industries such as cash cropping, mining and logging suffered the most. Some economies started to recover by the mid-1930s. However, in many countries the negative effects of the Great Depression lasted until the start of World War II. (Source Wikipedia)

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana)

George Santayana, (born Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás in Madrid, December 16, 1863; died September 26, 1952, in Rome) was a Spanish American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. A lifelong Spanish citizen, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters. At the age of forty-eight, Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently, never to return to the United States. His last will was to be buried in the Spanish Pantheon in Rome. Santayana is known for his (often-misquoted) comments: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to fulfill it”, and “[O]nly the dead have seen the end of war.” The latter sentence has often been falsely attributed to Plato. The philosophical system of Santayana is broadly considered Pragmatist due to his concerns shared with fellow Harvard University associates William James and Josiah Royce. But, Santayana did not accept this label for his writing and eschewed any association with a philosophical school; he declared that he stood in philosophy “exactly where [he stood] in daily life.” (Source Wikipedia)

With George Santayana’s wisdom philosophy and quotes in mind, I continue. Barack Obama, a man who claimed during his 2008 campaign for President to be in touch with society, a man of the people, a community organizer, and so on… Has, at least in my opinion, and I believe in the opinion of millions of other Americans, ..the “13.9 million” Americans presently out of work to be precise, presently understand that Barack Obama like every other professional politician, has but one true concern, “himself.”

Consequently my question for today is; “With the millions and millions of decent compassionate human beings that reside in the United States, why do decent compassionate American citizens condemn themselves one election after another to repeat the past?”

Wasn’t suffering through George H. W.’s thousand points of light to distract us from his initiation of a war over oil, or Bill Clinton’s extra-marital escapades, “I did not have sex with that woman,” crap. Then there was George W., ..or as I prefer; “baby Bush.” Who wanted so much to be like his daddy that he took us back to war in Iraq, which along with his side agenda to pillage and plunder America beyond the imagination of even the most prolific carpetbaggers of the 1870s and 1880s. The buffoon, “uninformed” or rhetoric prone portion of America’s population, decided to elect an individual for his Teleprompter reading skills. Good choice, except for the fact that even the pancakes at IHOP don’t flip as often as he does.

I don’t care what magazines Sarah Palin reads or whether or not she is astute and knowledgeable about world geography, world history, or the world’s economy. All I care about is the fact that the woman is an American with a profound concern for America.

Economists, or at least those who claim to be economist tout that America is the engine that runs the world’s economy. Which, if correct, “at least in my opinion,” is simply another good reason to elect an individual as President of the United States, who will consider America and America’s needs, before considering the “wants” of those around the world who survive by hanging onto America’s shirttail. On October 29,  1929 the world learned that when the train gets too long and too heavy for America to pull, America went in the ditch and laid there for more than 10 years. Consequently, if “you” ..the rank-and-file, common sense segment of America, ..screw up in 2012, ..you will be treated to a first hand understanding of George Santayana’s renowned quote.

At this point, it is of no consequence whether you blame George W. Bush or Barack Hussein Obama for the state of America’s economy. George W. Bush was unconcerned and irresponsible when it came to the needs of the American people, “We the People,” the people that paid his salary. George W. Bush, like our present resident of the White House, enjoyed the amenities provided by “We the People,” as it is abundantly apparent by Barack Obama’s prolific use of Air Force One, at a cost to, “We the People,” of  $181,757 an hour. Alluding to your imagination for a moment, how many out of work families in America do you think an hour’s flight time in Air Force One would support for a year…

America needs a President, ..not a Carpetbagger or an eloquent orator.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Progress..

According to Webster: prog·ress, 1. Movement, as toward a goal; advance. 2. Development or growth: 3. Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization: A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm.

As Americans, we live in a society sophisticated enough to have developed the capacity to send our voices and our images around the world in stereo and living color without wires. We have also built vehicles that have carried us into outer space, and to the moon and back. However when it comes to our most personal selves, we fall so short of maturity that is ridiculous. Regardless of our level of intellect or education, when it comes to discussing our reproductive parts, the current most popular nomenclature used by grown men, is “my junk.” As opposed to women, who in general, being somewhat more inventive and imaginative than men, will assigned designations from, “my who-who,” to “my coochy, coochie.” Possibly an adequate legacy for brine shrimp, but not for someone of the genus Homo sapiens.

Homo is the genus that includes modern humans and species closely related to them. The genus is estimated to be about 2.3 to 2.4 million years old, evolving from australopithecine ancestors with the appearance of Homo habilis. Specifically, H. habilis is assumed to be the direct descendant of Australopithecus garhi which lived about 2.5 million years ago. However in May 2010, H. gautengensis was discovered, a species believed to be even older than H. habilis.

The most salient physiological development between the two species is the increase in cranial capacity, from about 450 cc (27 cu in) in A. garhi to 600 cc (37 cu in) in H. habilis. Within the Homo genus, cranial capacity again doubled from H. habilis through H. Ergaster or H. Erectus to H. heidelbergensis by 0.6 million years ago. The cranial capacity of H. heidelbergensis overlaps with the range found in modern humans.

The advent of Homo was thought to coincide with the first evidence of stone tools (the Oldowan industry), and thus by definition with the beginning of the Lower Palaeolithic; however, recent evidence from Ethiopia now places the earliest evidence of stone tool usage at before 3.39 million years ago. The emergence of Homo coincides roughly with the onset of Quaternary glaciation, the beginning of the current ice age.

All species of the genus except Homo sapiens (modern humans) are extinct. Homo neanderthalensis, traditionally considered the last surviving relative, died out about 24,000 years ago, while a recent discovery suggests that another species, Homo floresiensis, discovered in 2003, may have lived as recently as 12,000 years ago. The discovery of Denisova hominin, announced in March 2010, may reveal it to be yet another past species in the genus.

In biological sciences, particularly anthropology and palaeontology, the common name for all members of the genus Homo is “human”. The word homo is Latin, in the original sense of “human being”, or “man” (in the gender-neutral sense). The word “human” itself is from Latin humanus, an adjective cognate to homo, both thought to derive from a Proto-Indo-European word for “earth” reconstructed as *dhǵhem- The binominal name Homo sapiens is due to Carl Linnaeus (1758). (Source Wikipedia)

BINOMIAL…

According to Webster: binomial, – name, 1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others:

Binomial nomenclature…

Binomial nomenclature (also called binominal nomenclature or binary nomenclature) is a formal system of naming species of living things by giving each a name composed of two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms, although they can be based on words from other languages. Such a name is called a binomial name (which may be shortened to just “binomial”), a binomen or a scientific name; more informally it is also called a Latin name. The first part of the name identifies the genus to which the species belongs; the second part identifies the species within the genus. For example, humans belong to the genus Homo and within this genus to the species Homo sapiens. The introduction of this system of naming species is credited to Linnaeus, effectively beginning with his work Species Plantarum in 1753. Linnaeus called his two-part name a trivial name (nomen triviale) as opposed to the much longer names then used.

The application of binomial nomenclature is now governed by various internationally agreed codes of rules, of which the two most important are the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) for animals and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) for plants. Although the general principles underlying binomial nomenclature are common to these two codes, there are some differences, both in the terminology they use and in their precise rules.

In modern usage, in writing the first letter of the first part of the name, the genus, is always capitalized, while that of the second part is not, even when derived from a proper noun such as the name of a person or place. Both parts are italicized. Thus the binomial name of the annual phlox is now written as Phlox drummondii.

In scientific works, the “authority” for a binomial name is usually given, at least when it is first mentioned. Thus zoologists will give the name of a particular sea snail species as “Patella vulgata Linnaeus, 1758”. The name “Linnaeus” tells the reader who it was that named the species; 1758 is the date of the publication in which the original description can be found, in this case the 10th edition of the book Systema Naturae. (Botanists are not required to give the date). (Source Wikipedia)

Editorial: Thus it is my conclusion that “African American,” is not a “legitimate” binomial nomenclature when applied to an individual born in the United States of America.

An American is an American.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Politicians and Heroes..

According to Webster: pol·i·ti·cian, 1.a. One who is actively involved in politics, especially party politics. b. One who holds or seeks a political office. 2. One who seeks personal or partisan gain, often by scheming and maneuvering: “Mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be President, but . . .”they do not want them to become politicians in the process” (John F. Kennedy). 3. One who is skilled or experienced in the science or administration of government.

Editorial: In my considered opinion, Webster’s definition number two, should be Webster’s definition number one.

According to Webster: he·ro, 1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods. 2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in an unpopular war. 3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine. 4. The principal male character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.

Editorial: In my considered opinion, Webster’s definition number one is applicable to the present poll selected front runners seeking the nomination to represent the Republican Party in 2012. In my opinion, both Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, although surely loved and appreciated by their family and friends, both being members in good standing of the Washington chapter of the; “Good Old Boys Club,” will not serve to enhance the lives of the rank and file. If the rank and file want a ticket to the game, we had better choose and elect an individual from our own ranks. Sarah Palin, although not officially entered into the race at this point, is the best, and possibly the only opportunity the rank and file have for a voice in America’s future.

Mitt Romney, “in my opinion,” is a professional politician, and a self aggrandized elitist that makes no attempt to shade that fact by optimizing the identifiers, “I, ..me, ..and my,” when speaking.

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and then served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and thereafter earned Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the nation, and the wealth Romney accumulated there would help fund all of his future political campaigns. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled Games into a financial success. (Source Wikipedia)

Rick Perry, also in my opinion, is a professional politician, by virtue of his tenacity and hometown popularity…

According to Webster: te·nac·i·ty, The state or quality of being tenacious.

According to Webster: te·na·cious, 1. Holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view.

…but make no mistake, after 5 minutes of investigation into Rick Perry’s methods and pattern of behavior in serving his constituents, it is my conclusion that at the end of the day, Rick Perry, ill mannered and self-important,  is interested in little other than Rick Perry.

James Richard “Rick” Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. With a tenure in office to date of 10 years, 249 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U. S. governor, and the second longest serving current U. S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa. Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011. Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court). Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass. On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election. (Source Wikipedia)

Returning to Webster’s 2 and 3,  (Heroes)

2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life…

3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field…

Sarah Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho…

Sandpoint, Idaho is a city in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Its population was 7,365 at the 2010 census. Sandpoint’s major industry is tourism and recreation, thanks to its proximity to scenic Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort. It is the headquarters of Coldwater Creek, a women’s apparel retailer, Litehouse, a national salad dressing manufacturer, and the location of one of the largest film festivals in the Northwestern United States, the Lakedance International Film Festival. Sandpoint is on the International Selkirk Loop and two National Scenic Byways (Wild Horse Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway). (Source Wikipedia)

…Sandpoint from my investigation is a beautiful place filled with rank and file American citizens, ..and a place that issues irrefutable birth certificates.

Sarah Palin’s parents, Chuck and Sally Heath are as middle-of-the-road, and as rank-and-file as anyone that I have ever read about, they are your next-door neighbor, or more correctly, they are the folks that you wish lived next door. Sarah Palin attended Wasilla high school where she participated as a member of the girls basketball team, and the cross country running team with aspirations of one day seeking employment as a sports reporter by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism. Sarah Palin, like myself, did not attend Harvard law school, Sarah Palin, like myself, is not a lawyer. (Which I’m sure were both proud of) However, Sarah Palin, unlike myself, in my self indulgent youth, when Sarah Palin recognized unbecoming and corrupt behavior in her City Government, she got up off her derrière and did something about it. Which of course, at least in my humble opinion, makes Sarah Palin a hell of a lot better man than I. Accordingly, although it is extremely late in the game for me, I have thrown my hat in the ring to campaign against inapt and corrupt behavior in Washington to the best of my ability via my proclivity to compose and arrange words.

According to Webster: words, Sounds or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.

Sarah Palin set aside her ambition to be a sports reporter and a journalist to right a wrong, and, at least in my opinion, the lady has not looked back. Sarah Palin is “rank and file,” she kicked ass in Wasilla, and she got Wasilla back on track. Then she kicked ass in Alaska, and she got Alaska back on track, and now with the support of America’s “rank and file,” ..you and me, ..she will get America back on track.

So the choice is yours, you can choose one of the good old boys from the “Good Old Boys Club,”..and support the status quo. Or you can get brhind my effort to draft and elect one of us, Sarah Palin, a real “rank-and-file” American.

A pair of “Cow-Pie” laden boots from Texas, ..or a lady with a “Backbone and a Broom” from Alaska…

Think about it,  I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Strife, discord and turmoil..

A.k.a., ..the Middle East, ..circa, ..the present.

According to Webster: strife, Heated, often violent dissension; bitter conflict.

According to Webster: dis·cord, Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.

According to Webster: tur·moil,  A state of extreme confusion or agitation.

Not that I don’t have an amount of compassion for the men and women currently suffering the wrath of stupidity in Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and the list could go on to include every country in the region, or any other region on the planet suffering the same idiocy.

According to Webster: id·i·o·cy, Extreme folly or stupidity.

However, being an American of an age that placed me in a history, to include my formative years during the “Second World War,” an adolescents to include the “Police Action” in Korea, and an adulthood, (at twenty-two) that included receiving a “Greetings” letter in March of 1964 from the United States Government informing me that I had been “selected” to serve my country in the Army, during which I was issued a weapon of mass destruction, an (M-60 Machine Gun) to be exact, and treated to a taxpayer funded tour of Vietnam where I witnessed the deaths and dismemberments of way too many good American men who, not for the greed and ambition of a group of individuals identifying themselves as politicians, would have enjoyed the opportunity to choose between a “Big Mac” or a “Whopper” beyond 1975.

The Vietnam War, was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1, November, 1955, to the fall of Saigon on 30, April, 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations. The Viet Cong, a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist-controlled common front, largely fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The Vietnam People’s Army (North Vietnamese Army) engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. U. S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery and airstrikes. (Source Wikipedia)

Of course, “at least in my opinion,” for anyone who served in Vietnam and lost their life or an arm or a leg to an AK-47, an improvised explosive device, or a 60 millimeter mortar round, would probably have reservations about the description that the Viet Cong were lightly armed.

WAR…

War is a state of organized, armed and often prolonged conflict carried on between states, nations, or other parties typified by extreme aggression, social disruption, and usually high mortality. In addition to the existence of this organized behavior pattern amongst human primates, very similar organized warlike behavior patterns are also found in many other primate species such as chimpanzees, as well as in many ant species.

(Side Note) Interesting points for anyone with less than a sixth grade education.

“The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare.”

“An absence of war is usually called peace.”

(continuing) War generally involves two or more organized groups or parties. Such a conflict is always an attempt at altering either the psychological or material inter-group relationship of equality or domination between such groups. In all cases, at least one participant (group) in the conflict perceives the need to either psychologically or materially dominate the other participant and is unable or unwilling to accept or permit the possibility of a true relationship of fundamental equality to exist between the groups who have opted for group violence (war). The attempt to establish or maintain domination and to avoid equality, is a precipitating factor in all wars, i.e., one group wishing to dominate another. Attempts at domination are also often the primary precipitating factor in individual one-on-one violence outside of the context of war, i.e., one individual attempting to dominate another. In 2003, Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley identified war as the sixth (of ten) biggest problems facing the society of mankind for the next fifty years. In the 1832 treatise “On War”, Prussian military general and theoretician Carl Von Clausewitz defined war as follows: “War is thus an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.” Some scholars see War as a seemingly inescapable and integral aspect of human culture, others argue that it is only inevitable under certain socio-cultural or ecological circumstances. Some scholars argue that the practice of war is not linked to any single type of political organization or society. Rather, as discussed by John Keegan in his History Of Warfare, war is a universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by the society that wages it. Others argue that since there are human societies in which warfare does not exist there humans can not be said to be naturally disposed for warfare but that warfare emerges under particular historical circumstance. The ever changing technologies and potentials of war extend along a historical continuum. At the one end lies the endemic warfare of paleolithic man with its stones and clubs, and the naturally limited loss of life associated with the use of such weapons. Found at the other end of this continuum is nuclear warfare, along with the recently developed possible outcome of its use, namely the rather sobering potential risk of the complete extinction of the human race. (Source Wikipedia)

If I were to select a most poignant definition of war from the above, it would be; ”is unable or unwilling to accept or permit the possibility of a true relationship of fundamental equality to exist between the groups.”

According to Webster: poign·ant,  Astute and pertinent; relevant.

Since I personally possess no omnipotent powers, I will not presume to state that there has never been at war fought over an idea. However with that said, I do believe that I have the intellect and the experience to state, that “in my opinion,” most wars, and the conflicts presently disrupting world peace are influenced primarily by greed and power, i.e., simply stated, ..wars are fought for money.

So the next time you hear your local commentator, or Cable News Network report that Pvt., Cpl., or Sgt. Smith was killed in action Thursday, know that Pvt., Cpl., or Sgt. Smith was someone’s child, husband or wife, son or daughter, father or mother and that they died to increase corporate America’s bottom line. Dollars are wonderful things, (especially when pulling up to a gas pump in America today) nevertheless, “at least in my opinion” there is no glory in dying for a dollar.

America is a wonderful country and I have no illusions as to why millions of individuals over the years have risk arrest and deportation to come here. With that said, America was not founded by men and women who pick seasonal fruits and vegetables. America’s history praises men like George Washington and the Continental Army for freeing America from tyranny and Abraham Lincoln for abolishing slavery. While at the same time our present crop of politicians in Washington, to include our current President and the Lions share of Congress that enjoy likening themselves to historically great men and aspiring to walk in their shadows, sanction tyranny and the next best thing to slavery by condoning illegal immigration.

If the Lions share of Mexican citizens truly wish to live in America, it would be my suggestion that they form a coalition and make application to America for statehood, ..problem solved.

As for Corporate America, it would be my suggestion that they take a second look inward and appreciate the fact that the identifier, “America,” follows the word corporate in their quest for wealth.

Take heed, ..you can only work and whip an old dog so long without providing him with the bone.

Although I appreciated Lady Gaga’s capacity to influence an amount of the world’s population to make herself wealthy, “it is my considered opinion.” that influencing someone with an amoebic understanding of life, isn’t an, accomplishment that I would personally brag about. If not for the current amoebic mentality in America, neither Lady Gaga, or Barack Obama would be enjoying their present lifestyles.

According to Webster: a·moe“bic, An amoeba has no definite form and consists essentially of a mass of protoplasm containing one nucleus or more surrounded by a delicate, flexible outer membrane.

It was nature’s intention by design that Homo sapiens, i.e., human beings occupy a higher plane of existence than a chimpanzee or an ant, therefore, it would be my suggestion to anyone blessed with minimum of common sense to cast their vote in 2012 to elect a member of the human race that has given birth to a member of the human race and has an understanding and an appreciation for the value of human life.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Family politicians..

Regardless of what anyone may think? Children are extensions of their parents, both biologically and inherently.

According to Webster: bi·o·log·i·cal, 1. Of, relating to, caused by, or affecting life or living organisms.

According to Webster: in·her“ent·ly, Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic.

According to Webster: in·trin·sic, Of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent.

Barack Obama’s father was a self-indulgent bigamist and alcoholic who deserted his family for personal gain.

Barack Obama’s mother, although reportedly a decent woman, spent as much time pursuing her education during Barack Obama’s formative years, as she spent providing a home and structure in his life.

Michele Marie Bachmann born April 6, 1956) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota’s 6th congressional district, a post she has held since 2007. The district includes most of the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities, such as Woodbury, Blaine, Stillwater and St. Cloud.

She is currently a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U. S. Presidential election. She previously served in the Minnesota State Senate and is the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress.

Bachmann is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.

Michele Bachmann was born in Waterloo, Iowa, “into a family of Norwegian Lutheran Democrats”; her family moved from Iowa to Minnesota when she was 13 years old. After her parents divorced, Bachmann’s father, David John Amble, moved to California, and Bachmann was raised by her mother, Jean (née Johnson), who worked at the First National Bank in Anoka, Minnesota. Her mother remarried when Bachmann was a teenager; the new marriage resulted in a family with nine children.

She graduated from Anoka High School in 1974 and, after graduation, spent time working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 1978 she graduated from Winona State University with a B.A.

In 1979, Bachmann was a member of the first class of the O. W. Coburn School of Law, then a part of Oral Roberts University (ORU). While there, Bachmann studied with John Eidsmoe, whom she described in 2011 as “one of the professors who had a great influence on me”. Bachmann worked as a research assistant on Eidsmoe’s 1987 book Christianity and the Constitution, which argues that the United States was founded as a Christian theocracy, and should become one again. In 1986 Bachmann received a J.D. degree from Oral Roberts University. She was a member of the final graduating class of the law school at ORU, and was part of a group of faculty, staff, and students who moved the ORU law school library to what is now Regent University.

 Family…

In 1978, she married Marcus Bachmann, now a clinical therapist with a master’s degree from Regent University and a Ph.D. from Union Graduate School, whom she had met while they were undergraduates. After she received an LL.M. in taxation from William & Mary School of Law in 1988, the couple moved to Stillwater, Minnesota, a town of 18,000 near St. Paul, where they run a Christian counseling center. Bachmann and her husband have five children (Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia). Bachmann said in a 2011 town hall meeting that she suffered a miscarriage after the birth of their second child, Harrison, an event which she said shaped her pro-life views.

Bachmann and her husband have also provided foster care for 23 other children, all teenage girls. The Bachmanns were licensed from 1992 to 2000 to handle up to three foster children at a time; the last child arrived in 1998. The Bachmanns began by providing short-term care for girls with eating disorders who were patients in a program at the University of Minnesota. The Bachmann home was legally defined as a treatment home, with a daily reimbursement rate per child from the state. Some girls stayed a few months, others more than a year. (Source Wikipedia)

As I have stated on several occasions in more than one previous Blog, I like Michele Bachmann, I have been impressed by Michele Bachmann’s manner, demeanor and confidence when speaking in public. I have been impressed by pretty much everything I have read about Michele Bachmann, right up until the second to last line in the last paragraph I gleand from Wikipedia.

  • “..with a daily reimbursement rate per child from the state.”

Ooops! I may be out of touch with a lot of things in the world today, ..however in my book, ..admittedly a book that was printed long before Michele Bachmann was born, a responsible individual does not use children as a source of income.

(Side note) My opinion is my opinion, it is not my purpose or my venue to label anyone irresponsible.

The fact that Michele Bachmann did not know the difference between Elvis Presley’s birthday and when he passed is no more important than the probability that she knows who won the 1937 World Series. 

Sarah Palin…

For anyone who has been reading my Blog, I have made it no secret that Sarah Louise Palin is unequivocally and unambiguously my first choice, not simply to evict Barack Obama from the White House, but to return America to the perch where it belong.

According to Webster: un·e·quiv·o·cal, Admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous.

According to Webster: un·am·big·u·ous, Having or exhibiting no ambiguity or uncertainty; clear.

Family…

Sarah Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho. She is the third of four children (three daughters, one son) born to Charles R. “Chuck” Heath, a science teacher and track coach, and Sarah “Sally” (née Sheeran), a school secretary. Palin’s siblings are Chuck Jr., Heather, and Molly. Palin is of English, Irish and German ancestry.

When Palin was a few months old, the family moved to Skagway, Alaska, where her father received his teaching  job. They relocated to Eagle River in 1969; and finally settled to Wasilla in 1972.

Palin played flute in the junior high band, then attended Wasilla High School where she was the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the girls’ basketball and cross country running teams. During her senior year, she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the 1982 Alaska state championship, earning the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her competitive streak. (Source Wikipedia)

 

 ..on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, we, “We the People” can put Sarah Palin in the White House.

Barracuda or bacteria? ..it’s our choice.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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