New Year’s Eve..

According to Webster: eve, The evening preceding a special day, such as a holiday.

New Year’s Eve is observed annually on December 31, the final day of any given year in the Gregorian calendar. In modern societies, New Year’s Eve is often celebrated at social gatherings, during which participants dance, eat, consume alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the incoming year. The observance of New Year’s Eve generally extends through midnight of January 1 (New Year’s Day).

NORTH AMERICA…

United States

Since 1907 the “ball dropping” on top of One Times Square in New York City is a major component of the New Year celebration. The 11,875-pound (5,386 kg), 12-foot (3.7 m) diameter Waterford crystal ball located high above Times Squareis lowered, starting at 11:59:00 pm and reaching the bottom of its tower sixty seconds later, at the stroke of midnight. (After fifty seconds has passed, the crowd will count down the final ten seconds along with the hosts of various New Year’s Eve shows. Toshiba’s Times Square advertising screen will also tell the viewers when the New Year officially starts, which debuted in the 2009-10 edition.) From 1981 to 1988, the city dropped a large apple in recognition of its nickname as “the Big Apple”. Similar ball drops are performed in many towns and cities across the United States. The custom derives from the time signal that used to be given at noon in harbors.

First Night…

Over 60 cities nationwide celebrate First Night, a non-alcohol family-friendly New Year’s Celebration, generally featuring performing artists, community events, parades, and fireworks displays to celebrate the New Year.

Canada…

In Canada, New Year’s traditions and celebrations vary from region to region. Generally, New Year’s Eve (‘New Year’s Eve Day’ or Veille du Jour de l’An in French) in Canada is a social holiday. In major metropolitan and tourist destinations such as Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Montreal, the holiday is celebrated with major celebrations and fireworks. Other New Year’s Eve celebrations such as late-night partying, sporting events and concerts are major events in these cities and other places around Canada. In some areas, such as in rural Quebec, people ice fish and drink with their friends until the early hours of January 1.

Mexico…

Mexicans celebrate New Year’s Eve, Año Nuevo in Spanish, by downing a grape with each of the twelve chimes of the bell during the midnight countdown, while making a wish with each one. Mexican families decorate homes and parties, during New Year’s, with colors such as red, to encourage an overall improvement of lifestyle and love, yellow to encourage blessings of improved employment conditions, green to improve financial circumstances and white to improved health. Mexican sweet bread is baked with a coin or charm hidden in the dough. When the bread is served, the recipient whose slice contains the coin or charm is believed to be blessed with good luck in the new year.

Another Mexican tradition is making a list of all the bad or unhappy events from the current year; before midnight, this list is thrown into a fire, symbolizing the removal of negative energy from the new year. At the same time, thanks is expressed for all the good things had during the year that is coming to its end so that they will continue to be had in the new year.

Mexicans celebrate by having a late-night dinner with their families, the traditional meal being turkey and mole, a tradition which has now spanned worldwide. Those who want to party generally go out afterwards, to local parties or night clubs. In Mexico City there is a street festival on New Year’s Eve; celebrations center around the Zocalo, the city’s main square. Celebrations include firecrackers, fireworks and sparklers and shouts of  “¡Feliz año nuevo!”

STAY SAFE AND WELL..

..I’LL BE BACK TOMORROW.

Crusader Rabbit… 

Grand..

According to Webster: grand, Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent; magnificent.

As Grand and Magnificent as it would be for Ron Paul, his family and his followers, the; “I don’t want anything in my life that I don’t like bunch.” (Such as laws that protect those that can’t protect themselves)

For those of us that believe in America and the freedoms it guarantees for law-abiding citizens, Ron Paul would be a monumental disaster, well beyond Barack Obama.

It is, “in my most considered opinion,” time for the rank and file, working, mortgage paying, family raising, common sense American citizens, (of all ethnic, religious, and political backgrounds) to move past electing personalities.

America does not need, ..nor can America survive another President elected because he or she has good teeth and hair, an appealing smile, or photographs well.

America does not need another individual in the White House who got their by promising a euphoric future.

According to Webster: ed·u·ca·tion, (in context) 1. The act or process of being educated. 2. An instructive or enlightening experience.

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.

According to Webster: states·man, 1. A man who is a leader in National or International affairs. 2. A leader regarded as a disinterested promoter of the public good. 3. An individual who is a respected leader in a given field.

According to Webster: re·spect, 1. Willingness to show consideration or appreciation. 2. Polite expressions of consideration or deference.

According to Webster: self·ish, Concerned chiefly or only with oneself.

Editorial: Of all the candidates currently in the race for the GOP nomination, there is only one individual, “in his speaking,” that places the future of America before himself, and that one individual is Newton Leroy Gingrich.

 

..Citizen, ..Statesman, ..American!

And of course, let’s not forget, “intelligence.”

Newt is unequivocally the smartest individual in the race.

According to Webster: un”e·quiv“o·cal·ly, Of no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Nationally..

  Newton Leroy Gingrich

Gallup Tracking: Gingrich Still Leads

Tuesday, 27 December, 2011

Newt Gingrich is still leading Mitt Romney in the GOP contest for the White House, a new Gallup Poll has found.

Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, Gingrich is 3 percentage points over Romney at 26 percent, compared with 23 percent for Romney.

That lead has narrowed sharply from the 15-point lead the former speaker had in early December.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul trails the two with 12 percent of the vote. Texas Gov. Rick Perry had 8 percent and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman polled last with 1 percent.

Gingrich had topped Romney in November and managed to maintain his lead, unlike several other candidates, including Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain who rose and fell within weeks.

Paul has gained traction over the past few weeks with some of his policies favored by pockets of conservatives in Iowa, the Gallup survey found.

Gingrich remains the favorite to take the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3, although Romney appears to eclipse him in New Hampshire, a new poll by the Boston Globe shows.

Romney has the support of 39 percent of New Hampshire’s likely Republican voters, 3 percentage points lower than last month. But in the contest for second place, Gingrich and Paul are tied with 17 percent each, ahead of Jon Huntsman, who has the support of 11 percent of likely Republican voters. (Source, Newsmax.com)

Although the news media is making it abundantly clear that they would like to see Mitt Romney as the GOP candidate running against Barack Obama, being a dedicated common sense conservative, I cannot bring myself to believe that there are a sufficient number of mindless idiots presently residing in America who could believe that replacing Barack Obama with Mitt Romney would change anything in Washington D.C. other than the name on the mailbox at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Mitt Romney claims that he is a consistent conservative?

According to Webster: con·sis·tent, (in a word) Reliable.

(Sidebar,) The other side of the coin…

According to Webster: in·con·sis·tent, Not regular or predictable; erratic.

According to Webster: con·ser·va·tive, Favoring traditional views and values.

 

Flip Flopper

According to Webster: flip-flop,  (in context) A reversal, as of a stand or position: a policy flip-flop.

First Romney was pro-life, ..then he was pro-choice, ..then when it was expedient, ..he became pro-life again.

Universal healthcare “was good” when he was the governor of Massachusetts, ..but now that it’s expedient, ..universal health care for America “isn’t good.”

Stalwart

According to Webster: stal·wart, Firm and resolute; morally strong.

Since its inception the United States of America has always represented strength, value, and freedom, and then George “Duba” Bush appeared on the political scene.

 

Buffoon

According to Webster: buf·foon, 1. A clown; 2. A ludicrous or bumbling person; a fool.

Taking myself back in my memory, “or what’s left of it,” my first and immediate impression of George W. Bush the first time I heard him speak was; “They” have to be kidding! This man is an idiot!” ..and of course my opinion never changed.

I served with the U.S. Army’s first division in Vietnam in 1965 with a lot of good men, many of whom came home in a box under a flag because they understood that it was their duty as an American to serve.

George W. Bush joined the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group of the Texas Air National Guard on May 27, 1968, during the Vietnam War. He committed to serve until May 26, 1974, with two years on active duty while training to fly and four years on part-time duty. In his 1968 Statement of Intent (undated), he wrote, “I have applied for pilot training with the goal of making flying a lifetime pursuit and I believe I can best accomplish this to my own satisfaction by serving as a member of the Air National Guard as long as possible.” In November Bush began flight training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In December 1969, he began further training on the F-102 in Houston at the 147th’s Combat Crew Training School, soloing in March 1970 and graduating in June, fulfilling his active-duty commitment. He performed Guard duty as an F-102 pilot through April 1972, logging a total of 336 flight hours and was promoted once during his service, to First Lieutenant.

In November 1970, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian, commander of the 111th Fighter Squadron, recommended that Bush be promoted to First Lieutenant, calling him “a dynamic outstanding young officer” who stood out as “a top notch fighter interceptor pilot.” He said that “Lt. Bush’s skills far exceed his contemporaries,” and that “he is a natural leader whom his contemporaries look to for leadership. Lt. Bush is also a good follower with outstanding disciplinary traits and an impeccable military bearing.”

Air National Guard members could volunteer for active duty service with the Air Force in a program called Palace Alert, which deployed F-102 pilots to Europe and Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Thailand. According to three pilots from Bush’s squadron, Bush inquired about this program but was advised by the base commander that he did not have the necessary experience (500 hours) at the time and that the F-102 would soon be retired.

Bush’s four-year part-time obligation to serve required him to maintain his immediate readiness to be recalled to active duty in the event of a national emergency. Bush’s military records indicate that until May 1972 he fulfilled that obligation. After that, Bush may have failed to meet the attendance requirements established for members of the Air National Guard, and the Air Force requirement for an annual physical examination for pilots.

On May 27, 1968, Bush signed a six year obligation to complete “48 scheduled inactive-duty training periods” each fiscal year (typically consisting of four four-hour periods during one weekend each month), plus a minimum of 15 days of Annual Active Duty Training. For Bush, as a pilot, this was typically split into periods of duty of a few days each during the year.

The Boston Globe reports that “Bush fell well short of meeting his military obligation”, citing examples of Bush failing to meet Air National Guard commitments in 1972 and 1973. However, release of military records shows that Bush was credited for attending Air National Guard drills during 1972 and 1973.

On July 30, 1973, his last day of paid service in the Texas National Guard, Bush signed a statement that “I have been counseled this date regarding my plans to leave my present Reserve of [sic] assignment due to moving from this area. I understand that: a. If I disassociate from my current Ready Reserve Assignment, it is my responsibility to locate and be assigned to another Reserve Forces unit or mobilization augmentation position. If I fail to do so, I am subject to involuntary order to active duty for up to 24 months under the provisions of AFM 35-3, chapter 14.”

On September 5, 1973, Bush requested discharge from service, to be effective on October 1. He wrote, “I am moving to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Harvard Business School as a full time student.” Jerry Killian recommended approval of the discharge the following day. Bush had completed five years, four months, and five days toward his six-year service obligation.

On October 1, 1973, Bush was honorably discharged from the Texas Air National Guard and transferred to the inactive reserves in Denver, Colorado. He was discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974 thus completing his service to the guard. (source Wikipedia)

America’s present decline began under George W. Bush, a man that was not capable of fulfilling his (self assigned) obligation to America.

George W. Bush should have never been the President of the United States, “because in my opinion,” a man that does not have the courage to defend his country, should not be granted the honor and privilege of leading his country.

Barack Obama should not be the President of the United States, because “again in my opinion,” a man that does not love America, and fails to consider America’s rank and file taxpaying citizens who pay his salary, should not be setting in the Oval Office.

Barack Obama is a product of the progressive liberal idea that everyone should be treated the same. (Hogwash) if that were indeed true, everyone in America would either be drinking cheap wine and sleeping on a park bench, or living in a rent free taxpayer provided mansion, (The White House)  drawing $400,000 a year plus (elitist) benefits. Or we would all be walking around with holes in our shoes, ..or we would all be riding around in a chauffeur driven limousine, ..and we would all have an executive 747 (Air Force One) at our beckon call.

Liberals, ..or the “idiot” “free lunch bunch” as I prefer to call them, ..need to wake up and join the real world. In the real world, ..a real man, ..or a real woman, gets up in the morning and goes to, ..a real job. A real job, ..is a place of employment where something of value is actually produced. “Political Rhetoric,” ..has no real value, ..if it did? ..you can bet that “they” would sell it at Walmart.

America needs action, ..real action, ..stalwart common sense action, ..America needs Newt Gingrich.

 

Newt Grigrich

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

District of Columbia..

The District of Columbia

According to Webster: Dis·trict of Co·lum·bi·a, A federal district of the eastern United States on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland.

According to my unpublished “perilsofprofundity” unabashed Dictionary: The District of Columbia, i.e., and/or Washington D.C., ..is 10.065 square miles of foolishness, dementia and absurdity surrounded by reality, i.e., America.

According to Webster: fool“ish·ness, Lacking or exhibiting a lack of good sense or judgment; silly.

According to Webster: de·men·tia, 1. Deterioration of intellectual faculties and judgment. 2. Madness; insanity.

According to Webster: ab·surd“i·ty, Ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable.

In the news this week; Barack Obama holding consistent and true to campaigning for the job that he presently holds, but as yet, “at least in my opinion,” has not made an honest effort to perform, ..is currently lobbying from behind closed doors, (and/or from under the table) as he does with everything on his agenda, ..to “Unionize” the “TSA” a.k.a. (Transportation Security Administration) employees.

Question: Who does Barack Obama work for, the bona fide, card-carrying, legal taxpaying citizens of America who pay his salary, ..or is Barack Obama a closet union organizer?

Of course if Barack Obama wishes to resign the Presidency and returned to his career as an organizer, I personally would have no objection, ..nor do I believe that there would be much resistance from the Lion’s share of America.

According to my unpublished “perilsofprofundity” unabashed Dictionary: Insanity, ..is Barack Obama’s belief that America can exist and prosper by eating itself.

Barack Hussein Obama inLa-La Land

Barack Obama is the epitome of an idealist.

According to Webster: e·pit·o·me, A representative or an example of a class or type.

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

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Bombastic reviews..

According to Webster: bom·bas“tic, n. Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.

RE: NEWSMAX.COM…

                  Willard “Mitt” Romney

 George H.W. Bush Backs Romney for President.

“Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush backs Mitt Romney for president, the Houston Chronicle reported on Thursday, an important boost for Romney from the Republican establishment less than two weeks before theIowacaucuses.

The comments were not a formal endorsement but Bush told the newspaper he had known Romney for several years and also knew his father, former Michigan Governor George Romney.

“I think Romney is the best choice for us,” Bush told the newspaper.

He cited Romney’s “stability, experience, principles” and said, in a possible reference to Romney’s famously volatile rival Newt Gingrich, “He’s a fine person. I just think he’s mature and reasonable – not a bomb thrower.” (Source, news Max.com)

“Mature and Reasonable”

Let’s take a moment and examine that…

According to Webster: ma·ture, 1 Having reached full natural growth or development.

Question: Does being mature mean that Mitt Romney has nothing left?

Webster; 2. Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe.

Question: Does that mean that Mitt Romney is on the brink of spoiling?

Webster; 3. Suitable or intended for adults:

Question: Does that mean that Mitt Romney is X-rated?

Webster; 4. Having reached the limit of its time; due.

Question: Is this another reference to the fact that Mitt Romney has nowhere else to go?

Webster; 5. No longer subject to great expansion or development.

Question: Is Mitt Romney done? ..finished? ..through? ..spent? ..played-out? ..washed up?

According to Webster: rea·son·a·ble, (in context) Not excessive or extreme; agreeable.

According to Webster: a·gree·a·ble, 1. To one’s liking; pleasing. 2. Suitable; conformable. 3. Ready to consent or submit.

Question: Don’t we already have a guy in the White House that is likable, comfortable, consenting and submitting to most everyone with their hand out?

Obamacare…

or

Romneycare.

…what’s the difference?

Romney Says No to Gingrich Debate.

(Sidebar) ..and why wouldn’t he? It would be like racing a Pinto against the Porsche.

Continuing…

BETHLEHEM, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday spurned chief rival Newt Gingrich’s challenge for a one-on-one debate in the run up to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses but dismissed the notion — suggested by the former House speaker — that he was afraid to participate in such a face-off.

“We’ve had many occasions to debate together and we’ll have more, I presume quite a few more, before this is finished,” Romney told The Associated Press. “But I’m not going to narrow this down to a two-person race while there are still a number of other candidates that are viable, important candidates in the race. I want to show respect to them.” (Source, news Max.com)

Editorial: Hang in there Mitt.

 

Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul

Ron Paul Dogged by Racism Charges.

Ron Paul may be flying high in the Iowa polls, but his newsletters from the early 1990s continue to haunt him.

On Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate stormed out of an interview with CNN when chief political analyst Gloria Borger pressed him on claims that he made disparaging comments about blacks and Jews, among other incendiary remarks found in the letters.

Though the newsletters were published under several names — including “Ron Paul’s Freedom Report,” “The Ron Paul Political Report,” “The Ron Paul Survival Report” and “The Ron Paul Investment Letter”— the Texas congressman has insisted that he knew nothing about the offensive remarks made in the newsletters.

“I didn’t write them, I didn’t read them at the time, and I disavow them,” he said before unclipping his microphone.

Paul did admit to making money from the newsletters that bore his name but he suggested that he didn’t pay any attention to what was written under his name on the newsletter masthead.

“I never read that stuff. I was probably aware of it 10 years after it was written, and it’s been going on 20 years that people have pestered me about this. CNN does it every single time. When are you going to wear yourself out?” he said.

And when Borger insisted, “These things are pretty incendiary,” Paul belittled their importance, saying: “Only because of people like you.”

The articles carried no bylines but often were written in the first person in newsletters using his name.

Among the hate-filled points made in the newsletters, which are alleged to have made Paul up to $1 million a year, were:

Shooting is the best way to kill young blacks. “You should leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped-off gun as soon as possible. Such a gun cannot, of course, be registered to you, but one bought privately (through the classifieds for example).

Gangs of African-American girls were roaming the streets of New York in 1989 in a campaign to spread AIDS. “At least 39 white women have been stuck with used hypodermic needles — perhaps infected with AIDS,” the piece read. “Who can doubt that if the situation had been reversed, if white girls had done this to black women, we would have been subjected to a months-long nationwide propaganda campaign on the evils of white America?”

The first attack on the World Trade Center could have been “a setup by the Israeli Mossad,” even after the first arrest had been made. “From my point of view, it’s hard to believe the perpetrators could be as stupid as the authorities maintain,” said an article in the April 1993 issue of “The Ron Paul Survival Report.”

Order returned to the streets of Los Angeles after the 1992 riots only “when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”

Martin Luther King was a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and “seduced underage girls and boys.” King even “made a pass at” fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy.

Martin Luther King Day was described as “our annual Hate Whitey Day,” and a short-lived campaign to rename New York City after King was ridiculed: “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” or “Lazyopolis” would be better names.

Israel is “an aggressive, national socialist state.”

Professors in Washington, D.C., were teaching that whites were committing genocide against blacks, and they had “invented crack and AIDS a part of The Plan.”

Advice to anti-government militias issued just three months before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing included suggestions such as, “Keep the group size down,” “Leave no clues,” “Avoid the phone as much as possible,” and “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

The newsletters went out in the late 1980s and early 1990s at a time after Paul had decided to leave the House to return to work as an OB/GYN. He returned to the House in the 1996 election after 12 years away. 

Gloria Borger’s position, ..as Media protocol dictates; “you understand that it’s my job to ask…”

My Question: If you need a shovel to dig up your questions, and your questions are mean-spirited and demeaning, “at least in my opinion,” you should find yourself another job.

According to Webster: mean-spir·it·ed, Having or characterized by a malicious or petty spirit.

According to Webster: de·mean·ing, To debase, as in dignity or social standing: to humble.

 

Gloria Anne Borger

Gloria Anne Borger (born September 22, 1952) is a political pundit, American journalist, and columnist. Borger is presently a contributing editor and columnist for US News and World Report magazine and a Senior Political Anal Cyst at CNN. She was formerly the National Political Correspondent for CBS News. After joining CNN in 2007, she was frequently seen covering the 2008 campaign trail. She generally appears on the last half of third hour of The Situation Room as part of ‘the (Emmy Award-winning) best political team on television.’ As of March 22, 2010 she also has a perch on the new “John King, USA” show.

Personal life

Gloria grew up in New Rochelle. She is a graduate of Colgate University Class of 1974, with a degree in Journalism after washing out of English. Borger’s father owned Borger’s, a distributor of electrical appliances. She has one sister named Paula. Borger lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Lance Morgan, a lobbyist who works for Powell Tate and their two sons. (Source, Wikipedia)

Question: Does anyone over the age of six, who may be reading my blog today who possess and imagination that could bring them to believe that there is a 59-year-old University educated woman on the planet Earth whose personal life can be described with 62 words?

I mean, ..think about it, ..it took me 46 words to ask that “silly” Question.

So what do you think Ms. Borger might be “omitting” from “her” bio?

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Birthday..

According to Webster: birth·day,  The anniversary of one’s birth.

Simple and to the point…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.

 ..I’m  70

 I’ll be back tomorrow

Chuck

Merry Christmas..

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