Cronyism..

According to Webster: cro·ny·ism, Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

If it were not for political incorrectness (smile) I might be tempted to suggest that Barack Obama, having been a resident of Chicago, when he made his journey from junior senator of the great state of Illinois to President of the United States, he invited his mob, i.e., (cronies) to go with him. Which of course, historically, is pretty much SOP, (standard operating procedure) for every President-elect.

Did I provide Webster’s definition of cronyism?

According to Webster: cro·ny·ism, Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

I guess I did, ..sorry about that. Don’t you just hate it when people repeat themselves?

Unless of course you happen to be one of the 14.0 million “rank-and-file” Americans presently out of work, in which case, I’m sure that hearing Barack Obama’s constant rhetoric about the job he’s in the process of creating for you, (right now) is driving you totally insane?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Household Survey Data for August 2011…

 The number of unemployed persons, held at 14.0 million, and was essentially unchanged in August, and the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent. The rate has shown little change since April.

 Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.9 percent), adult women (8.0 percent), teenagers (25.4 percent), whites (8.0 percent), blacks (16.7 percent), and Hispanics (11.3 percent) showed little or no change in August. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.1 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

Again, this is simply “my personal opinion,” the only jobs Barack Obama is concerned with, is his, and his “cronies.” I suppose I could name names, but with my lack of formal education, I desperately worried about my spelling. After all, how would it look if a dedicated blogoligest were to misspell Hillary Clinton, Timothy Geithner, Leon Panetta, Eric holder, Ken Salazar, Tom Vilsack, Gary Locke, Hilda Solis, Kathleen Sibelius, Shaun Donovan, Ray LaHood, Steven Chu, Ame Duncan, Eric Shinseki, or Janet Napolitano?

All, ..by the way, ..“at least in my opinion,” ..great candidates for a place in the unemployment line…

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

With Impunity..

According to Webster: im·pu·ni·ty, Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. An admirable emendation to be sure..

According to Webster: e·men·da·tion, 1. The act of emending. 2. An alteration intended to improve.

..albeit, the “First Amendment” has “little or no value” without the Second Amendment.

The Second Amendment of the Constitution United States of America, guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. An emendation penned to provide a set of teeth for the citizens who avail themselves of “their” freedom of speech.

“The pen is mightier than the sword” is a metonymic adage coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his playRichelieu; Or the Conspiracy. The play was about Cardinal Richelieu, though in the author’s words “license with dates and details… has been, though not unsparingly, indulged.” The Cardinal’s line in Act II, scene II, was more fully:

True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Caesars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!

The play opened at London’s Covent Garden Theatre on 7 March, 1839 with William Charles Macready in the lead role. Macready believed its opening night success was “unequivocal”; Queen Victoria attended a performance on 14, March. In 1870, literary critic Edward Sherman Gould wrote that Bulwer “had the good fortune to do, what few men can hope to do: he wrote a line that is likely to live for ages.” By 1888 another author, Charles Sharp, feared that repeating the phrase “might sound trite and commonplace”.

The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, which opened in 1897, has the adage decorating an interior wall. Though Bulwer’s phrasing was novel, the idea of communication surpassing violence in efficacy had numerous predecessors. (Source Wikipedia)

That was then, ..this is now. The community handbill and the town Crier have long since been replaced by the idiot enhancing, teleprompter and the teleprompterologist…

According to the unabashed and unpublished “pearlsofprofundity” dictionary: teleprompterology, The practice of relating agenda driven ideology to profit a generation of selfish greedy power mongers.

According to the unabashed and unpublished “pearlsofprofundity” dictionary: A teleprompterologist,  ..is one who seeks fame and fortune within the realm of teleprompterology.

Teleprompterologist, “at least in my opinion,” are for the most part, descended from decent honest men and women, ..only losing their way after affiliating with selfish greedy power mongers.  

According to Webster: com·mu·ni·ca·tion, (in context) 1. The act of communicating information. 2. The art and technique of using words effectively and with grace in imparting one’s ideas.

A grand endeavor and a proud occupation for men like Walter Winchell and Walter Cronkite, men from my father’s generation with presence and integrity.  

Not that I’m knocking the 21st Century and the technology that its bringing us, however with that said, I feel that I would be remiss in my responsibility to the generations that missed out on being in attendance when values and ethics were in vogue.

Although I readily admit that with the exception of the time that I was to young to understand “greed and corruption,” greed and corruption have always been a part of America’s culture. A sad commentary to be sure, nevertheless, “at least in my opinion,” America remains the greatest Nation on the planet.

And again, “in my opinion,” with the proper participation and allegiance, “We the People,” can rescue America from the ditch that George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, jointly, have driven us into.

America, and the citizens who maintained her are so much greater than the, (in context) handful of cutthroat “pirates” who presently have us, “We the People,” literally walking the plank into social and financial ruin and oblivion.

According to Webster: pi·rate, (in context) One who preys on others.

As I have stated numerous times in the past, I am an individual who enjoys referring to quotes and clichés to make my point. Case in point, my earlier use of William Charles Macready line; “The pen is mightier than the sword.” I now resort to George Eliot, English novelist’s quote; “Its never too late to be who you might have been.”

When America calls us to arms, as she did in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya,  American’s unite into a force unequaled on the planet.

So answer me this Question: Why is it that when the evil that America faces is from within, we, “We the People,” roll over like week old kittens to get our tummies rubbed?

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Dennis the Menace syndrome..

(I’m being kind)

According to Webster: men·ace, (in context) A troublesome or annoying person.

A few days ago, ..I received a menacing e-mail, ..i.e., ..a (forward) ..from a good friend, who I will simply refer to as “Pete,” for purposes of anonymity. “Pete,” a civic minded individual and longtime friend shared with me what he believed would be information of significant interest to me, as I am, what society correctly refers to as a senior citizen, i.e., and/or an old guy dependent on his Social Security.

The following is the forward that I received from Pete..

“ON JANUARY 1ST 2012, THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRING EVERYONE TO HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR SS CHECKS. WONDER WHY?

Do you receive a retirement check from soc sec or a pension fund and have it direct deposit?? Well guess what….looks as if Obama wants to tax it 1% !!! *just one more nail in the coffin me thinks…..
All of you old coots, and old coots to be, had better read this. This Obama gang is diabolical. Is your Soc. Sec. check on direct deposit?

1% tax on all bank transactions HR4646
Watch for this AFTER November elections; remember this BEFORE you VOTE in case you think Obama’s looking out for your best interest.

This government just cannot think of enough ways to hurt the American people!

1% tax on all bank transactions HR 4646 – ANOTHER NEW OBAMA TAX SLIPPED IN WHILE WE WERE ASLEEP. Checked this on snopes, it’s true! Check out HR 4646.

President Obama’s finance team is recommending a one percent (1%) transaction fee (TAX). Obama’s plan is to sneak it in after the November elections to keep it under the radar.

This is a 1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution – banks, credit unions, savings and loans, etc. Any deposit you make, or even a transfer within your account, will have a 1% tax charged. ~If your paycheck or your social security or whatever is direct deposit, it will get a 1% tax charged for the transaction. ~If your paycheck is $1000, then you will pay Obama $10 just for the privilege of depositing your paycheck in your bank. Even if you hand carry your paycheck or any check into your bank for a deposit, 1% tax will be charged. ~You receive a $5,000 stock dividend from your broker, Obama takes $50 just to allow you to deposit that check in the bank.. ~If you take $1,000 cash to deposit at your bank, 1% tax will be charged.

Mind you, this is from the man who promised that, if you make under $250,000 per year, you will not see one penny of new tax. Keep your eyes and ears open, you will be amazed at what you learn about this guy’s under-the-table moves to increase the number of ways you are taxed.

~Oh, and by the way, if you receive a refund from the IRS next year and you have it direct deposited or you walk in to deposit that check, you guessed it. You will pay a 1% charge of that money just for putting it in your bank. Remember, any money, cash, check or whatever, no matter where it came from, you will pay a 1% fee if you put it in the bank.
Some will say, oh well, it’s just 1%. Are you kidding me? It’s a 1% tax increase across the board. Remember, once the tax is there, they can also raise it at will. And if anyone protests, they will just say, “oh, that’s not really a tax, it’s a user fee”! Think this is no big deal? Go back and look at the transactions you made from last year’s banking statements. Then add the total of all those transactions and deduct 1%. Still think it’s no big deal?”

Keeping in mind, that “Pete’s” intellect is equal to any American citizen who spends less than two hours a week on the Internet, as Pete is a working, productive individual. So Pete bought the fish…

Which I completely understand, ..because I use to buy the fish before I threw my hat in the ring…

After doing a Google search of HR 4646, my reply to my friend was…

Good morning “anonymous, ..and/or Pete”, I received your missive concerning house bill HR 4646, ..I don’t know who sent you this fish? , ..but if you do? ..send them this !  ..way too much bulk making its way around in cyberspace, ..you gotta check ’em out. ..C

“H.R. 4646: Debt Free America Act

To establish a fee on transactions which would eliminate the national debt and replace the income tax on individuals.

Sponsor: Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2]

This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven’t passed are cleared from the books. Members often reintroduce bills that did not come up for debate under a new number in the next session.

Bill overview..

Introduced, February 23, 2010

Referred to Committee, ….…… (did not occur)

Reported to Committee, ……… (did not occur)

House vote, …………………………. (did not occur)

Senate vote, ………………………… (did not occur)

Signed by the President, ……… (did not occur)

Last action: February 23, 2010: referred to House appropriations. (Source, w.w.w.govtrack.us)

“A troublesome or annoying person,” doesn’t even begin to describe the moronic clowns, that by some stretch of their demented imaginations, believe that flooding the Internet with misinformation is somehow fun.

If you can’t participate by the rules, (honestly, with some semblance of ethics) ..take your gloves off.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Your money, where your mouth is..

Prior to Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s election as Governor of South Dakota, he, then candidate Dennis Daugaard, held a “Town Hall” meeting to garner support from the community, i.e., City of Sturgis, South Dakota. (world renowned) for its annual “Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.” A small, albeit aesthetic..

According to Webster: aes·thet·ic,  Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste:

..and reverent community where my next to youngest brother, (name withheld for privacy) happily resides. As my next to youngest brother, (name withheld) is a concerned, community minded individual, my next to youngest brother, (name withheld) attended the town hall meeting in Sturgis where, at the time, candidate Dennis Daugaard spoke. After which of course, followed protocol, Daugaard opened the forum to questions from the audience. (Standard fare) ..or at least it was until my next to youngest brother, (name withheld) stood to participate with a question, and, “at least in my opinion,” ..it was a fair question, a question, that again “in my opinion,” should be asked of every man and woman campaigning to derive their livelihood from the American taxpayers.

My brothers question: “To get my vote, would you sign a pledge to resign your office, if you fail to deliver on your campaign promises?

To which Dennis Daugaard unwaveringly replied; “I can’t do that, ..politics is a game of compromise.” There was more to Dennis Daugaard’s response, albeit rhetoric not worth repeating.

According to Webster: game, An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime…

Editorial: Speaking as a semi-intelligent, common sense Homo sapien, I am totally and unambiguously burnt out on men and women, i.e., “politicians” who irreverently reference the power and trust that we, “We the People,” bestow upon them with our votes, as a “game.” I am not a game piece, I am a co-CEO of America. I am an American citizen with a Constitutionally guaranteed right to vote, and to speak my mind, and to keep and bear arms, and to decline answering any question that I deem harmful to my well-being and to be protected against unlawful search and seizure. And I could go on, however, if you’d like to read the entire Constitution, go to Google.

We, “We the People,” do not work for the Government, ..the Government, “at least theoretically,” works for us, ..you and me, “We the People.” Accordingly, as I find myself either two or four years older with every successive election cycle, and wisdom, “at least theoretically,” is derived from age, why are we, “We the People,” that hire, ..i.e., “elect,” ..the individuals that “we” trust with our lives and our tax dollars, doing a less productive job as time goes by?

Question: Are we stupid?

According to Webster: stu·pid, Slow to learn or understand.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Enforce the law? ..not on my watch!

Arizona State Legislature Calls on Supreme Court to Resolve Obama Attack on SB 1070

“When the Obama administration brazenly sued Arizona over its illegal immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, the dispute was widely expected to reach the U. S. Supreme Court. That day may soon be at hand.

On September 12, we (judicial watch.org) filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the U. S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Arizona State Legislature, supporting the State of Arizona’s petition to the Supreme Court to review the Obama administration’s lawsuit against SB 1070.

As you may recall, on April 11, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld an injunction against enforcement of some of the law’s provisions, prompting the State of Arizona’s petition.

The Arizona State Legislature, which is now a defendant represented by JW in the Obama administration lawsuit, argues in its brief that SB 1070 is completely consistent with federal law:”

(Sidebar) ..consistency, “in my considered opinion,” with the law, is not a consistent consideration in the Obama administration.

“…The [Arizona] Legislature invoked its well established police powers in crafting SB 1070, for the purpose of protecting the people of Arizona. Rather than welcoming the Legislature’s enactment, the United States sued Arizona.

Contrary to the view of the United States, not every state action related to aliens is preempted by federal law. Only the determination of who should or should not be admitted into the country, and the conditions under which that person may remain, is the regulation of immigration.

Accordingly, the Legislature enacted SB 1070 in reliance on the principle that it had authority to utilize well-established police powers in areas touching on immigration…

Now, regarding those provisions that are currently blocked from being enforced due to the court’s injunction, the Arizona legislature wants them reinstated. These provisions, the legislature argues, would “significantly assist Arizona’s effort to protect its citizens from the adverse effects of illegal immigration.”

And I’m sure you’ll agree with me that they are also eminently reasonable! Here’s what these disputed provisions will do:

  • Provide additional guidance to Arizona law enforcement officers as to how to interact with individuals who may not be lawfully present. [Section 2(B)]
  • Utilize ordinary state police powers to create state criminal penalties for the failure to comply with federal law. [Section 3]
  • Invoke Arizona’s broad authority to regulate employment under its police powers to protect its economy and lawfully resident labor force from the harmful effects resulting from the employment of unlawfully present aliens. [Section 5(C)]
  • Re-emphasize Arizona law enforcement officers’ pre-existing warrantless arrest authority by authorizing a warrantless arrest of an individual who has already been determined to have committed a public offense that makes him removable. [Section 6]

As you know, Judicial Watch is intimately involved in this critical illegal immigration battle. We filed our “Motion to Intervene,” on behalf of the Arizona State Legislature on February 11, 2011, a motion granted by U. S. District Judge Susan Bolton over the objections of the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) less than two months later on April 5. We also represented Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, the author of SB 1070, who issued this statement regarding the Supreme Court amicus brief:

States have an inherent duty under law and the Constitution to protect their citizens from those who break our laws. I pray the Supreme Court honors states’ inherent authority and right under the police powers and supports Arizona in the protection of our state from the Obama administration, who has sided with foreign governments against our state and our citizens. The Obama administration’s attack on our state’s sovereign right to defend itself from the illegal alien invasion is unconscionable. Already, the enacted provisions of SB 1070 have helped reduce crime significantly and led to a mass exodus of illegal aliens from our state. I know President Obama needs votes from the open borders crowd and those who benefit from this invasion, and doesn’t want the immigration laws enforced. He has made that abundantly clear by his recent actions to reward those who have broken our laws. He has refused to protect American jobs and the rights of our citizens —Arizona will continue to take common sense steps to protect its own citizens and our border.

From the very beginning, we have made our position crystal clear. The Arizona State Legislature has the right to pass laws to protect its citizens from the scourge of illegal immigration. And the Arizona legislature crafted SB 1070 in a manner completely consistent with federal law.

The Obama DOJ should do its job and start enforcing illegal immigration laws instead of attacking states that are lawfully attempting to deal with the problems of rampant illegal immigration. The Obama administration’s lawless approach to illegal immigration is a crisis that must be addressed. And we hope the U. S. Supreme Court accepts the State of Arizona’s petition, protects the rule of law and upholds the rights of the States to protect its citizens.”

According to Webster: law, A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.

Editorial: On January 21, 2009, Senator Barack Obama stood before God and the American people to be sworn in as “our” 44th President of the United States. With the operative word being “our,” regardless of the fact that I did not vote for the man, ..yours and mine. I respect that.

The text, word for word, as reported by the New York Times website, (nytimes.com)

Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address…

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you.

CROWD: Obama! Obama! Obama! Obama!

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.

I thank President Bush for his service to our nation…

(APPLAUSE)

… as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath.

The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.

Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many, and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable, but no less profound, is a sapping of confidence across our land; a nagging fear thatAmerica’s decline is inevitable, that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.

(APPLAUSE)

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

(APPLAUSE)

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less.

It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame.

Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor — who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life. For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West, endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died in places Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sanh.

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed.

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

(APPLAUSE)

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done.

The state of our economy calls for action: bold and swift. And we will act not only to create new jobs but to lay a new foundation for growth.

We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.

We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality…

(APPLAUSE)

… and lower its costs.

We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.

All this we can do. All this we will do.”

Although I do concur with the fact that Barack Obama is consistent with his rhetoric, the man has pursued nothing but his own agenda and “his” dreams of being omnipotent.

According to Webster: om·nip·o·tent, Having unlimited or universal power, authority.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Breeding..

According to Webster: breed·ing, 1. One’s line of descent; ancestry: 2. Training in the proper forms of social and personal conduct. 3. Production of offspring or young. 4. The propagation of animals or plants.

According to Webster: prop·a·ga·tion, 1. Multiplication or increase, as by natural reproduction.

According to Webster: nat·u·ral, 1. Present in or produced by nature: 2. Not acquired; inherent:

According to Webster: na·ture, 1. The material world and its phenomena. 2. The forces and processes that produce and control all the phenomena of the material world: the laws of nature.

Man is a product of nature, thereby man is a phenomenon.

According to Webster: phe·nom·e·non, 1. An occurrence, a circumstance, or a fact that is perceptible by the senses. 2. An unusual, significant, or unaccountable fact or occurrence; a marvel.

According to Webster: mar·vel, One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.

Accordingly, “at least in my considered opinion,” with all the foregoing attributes going for us, why is it so difficult for mankind to share his domain?

Nowhere on the planet Earth, is the word “diversity,” used more than it is used in the United States of America.

According to Webster: di·ver·si·ty, The fact or quality of being diverse; difference.

America, ..and the “Lions share” of what mankind touts as civilization, ..at least publicly, “in my humble opinion” has become so arrogant and obsessed with political correctness that mankind has thrown Mother nature under the bus. Or at least, “again in my considered opinion,” the practice of disrespecting nature has become the agenda of far too many Homo sapiens.

Man, ..to reiterate, ..is a product of nature, we are not as many would like to believe, “omnipotent.” We, “Homo sapiens,” i.e., “human beings,” are marvelous creatures, ..albeit “fragile.” Accordingly, “we,” using the marvelous gift of reason provided by nature, have adapted to nature. Which, “again in my opinion,” is our purpose in life.

Being, “at least what I consider to be a reasonable common sense human being,” I refuse to believe that it is mankind’s purpose or destiny to destroy himself, even though a select few of us throughout history, have openly and aggressively plotted for that end since the dawn of time.

In the 1960s, a commercial enterprise, i.e., “Parker Brothers.” Developed and marketed a board game called;

“The Game of Life.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjMJ6bGXm38 

(For the nostalgia Buff)

 I was eighteen years old in 1960, ..accordingly I can personally attest to the fact, ..that, “Life” was not a “Game” in the ‘60s, ..anymore than life is a game in 2011.

On March 10, 1964, I received a “Greetings” from my local Selective Service Board, inviting me, ..or more correctly, informing me that I was to report to 1033 S. Broadway, Los Angeles California for induction into the United States Army.

(Side note,) ..for those of you who may be curious about how someone can remember the address of the building where they were inducted into the military 47 years earlier, ..I can only assume that you were never inducted into the military. Because for those of us who were, “Franklin Delano Roosevelt” said it best, because, “It was a day of infamy.”

I disembarked from the USS Blatchford along with 4100 other bodies in early October, 1965. The USS Blatchford was not a cruise ship, there were no deck chairs, no luxury cabins, no lounge, no main dining room with an orchestra and a buffet. The Blatchford was troopship, gray from stem to stern except for the ribbons of orange that grew in the crevices and crannies where one part of the old girl was bolted to another. The Blatchford was a production straight out of 1942, albeit with a cast that was not anxious to play their parts.

Vietnam was definitely not, ..as Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name,”Vietnam was a toilet. Albeit, Vietnam was the Vietnamese people’s toilet and they were okay with it. Or, “at least in my opinion,” I believe that they would have done something about it. America, ..in my “earned opinion,” never had any business in Vietnam, ..nor did the French, ..or the Chinese, ..or the Russians.

As long as there are Homo sapiens that lust for wealth and power on the planet Earth, the human race will be locked into conflict. The Earth is a very large piece of real estate, with an abundance of resources, enough for everyone, nevertheless, in the time that I have devoted to providing you with this information, and unknown number of human beings have lost their homes, ..their source of transportation, ..their source of income, ..and even some have lost their lives.

Warren Buffett, ..a man who has accrued a fortune beyond reason, is currently lending his name to Barack Obama in his, “Barack Obama’s” efforts to raise taxes. An effort wholeheartedly supported by the teleprompter reliant buffoons in our liberal media. Not a good thing, “at least in my opinion,” for America, ..as Barack Obama has already spent an amount of America’s wealth, ..not only beyond reason, ..but beyond imagination.

Question: What is enough?

According to Webster: e·nough, Sufficient to meet a need or satisfy a desire; adequate:

Question: What is adequate: ad·e·quate, Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need.

Question: What is reason?

According to Webster: rea·son, The capacity for logical, rational, and analytic thought; intelligence.

On Thursday last, September 22, Fox news and Google co-sponsored another horse and pony show, i.e., a third GOP Presidential debate, which featured;

From left to right, former New Mexico Gov., Gary Johnson, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former speaker of the house, Newt Gingrich, Congressman Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former Gov. of Utah, Jon Huntsman Jr.

In my considered opinion:

Gary Johnson, ..in a word, ..nervous.

Rick Santorum, ..in two words, ..still unremarkable.

Newt Gingrich, ..the only “man” on the dais, “in my opinion” with the intellect and presence, to get my vote. Albeit between the general public’s political ignorance and the liberal media’s bias, my common sense tells me that Newt hasn’t got a chance.

Ron Paul, I appreciate Ron Paul’s commitment to personal responsibility, however with that said, I sadly differ to the fact that the average “citizen” in the United States of America in the 21st century, “in my considered opinion,” due to welfare and progressive liberal “free lunch“ programs established by dedicated leftists over time, ..is literally incapable of self-reliance.

Rick Perry, ..a total buffoon, ..if they like him in Texas, “in my opinion,” ..”they” should continue paying his rent.

Mitt Romney, “Mutt to Rick Perry’s Jeff,” ..not a “Good Old Boy” that I would personally like to see in the White House.

Michele Bachmann, ..a gallant lady, ..albeit, ..sadly, ..not big enough to duke it out with the “Good Old Boys.”

Herman Cain, ..I truly believe that the man means well, ..but 3% of the electorate will not get you to the White House.

Jon Huntsman Jr., ..no disrespect intended, ..however if my father was a billionaire, ..I would own the most beautiful 450 Stearman on planet and you would not be, “at this moment,” or any moment in the future, reading my “pearlsofprofundity.”

I have made no secret of the fact that I like Sarah Palin for President in 2012, ..however with that said, ..alluding to “my God-given common sense,” ..I understand that one can not win the lottery without ticket, ..nor can one be elected to the Office of President of the United States, ..without declaring their candidacy.

Accordingly, ..if Sarah Palin turns out to be a “straw dog,” ..and Newt Gingrich is still around for the primary, simply by virtue of Mr. Gingrich’s intellect, I will support him with every word in my vocabulary. What the heck, ..if Buba isn’t ready to appreciate what a dedicated woman can bring to the table, beyond a platter of porkchops and grits? ..then I suppose a man with brains and ethics would be my next choice.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Trust v Antitrust..

According to Webster: trust, Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing.

According to Webster: an·ti·trust, Opposing or intended to regulate business monopolies, such as trusts or cartels:

The United States antitrust law is a body of laws that prohibits anti-competitive behavior (monopoly) and unfair business practices. Antitrust laws are intended to encourage competition in the marketplace. These competition laws make illegal certain practices deemed to hurt businesses or consumers or both, or generally to violate standards of ethical behavior. Government agencies known as competition regulators, along with private litigants, apply the antitrust and consumer protection laws in hopes of preventing market failure. The term antitrust was originally formulated to combat “business trusts”, now more commonly known as cartels. Other countries use the term “competition law”. Many countries including most of the Western world have antitrust laws of some form; for example the European Union has provisions under the Treaty of Rome to maintain fair competition, as does Australia under its Trade Practices Act 1974. (Source Wikipedia)

Competition is a good thing, competition is healthy and fair for America, cronyism is unfair and unhealthy for America, cronyism, is anti-American.

Fact, ..no other President in the history of America since the American government has owned and maintained an aircraft for the purpose of transporting the President has a President abused the trust of the American people to the extent that Barack Obama has. Barack Obama has used Air Force One and Marine one more than any U. S. President in history, at a (U.S.military) reported cost to the “rank and file” American taxpayers of $181,757 an hour.

Food for thought: The average American could buy a house for the amount of money it takes to operate Air Force One every hour.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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