Fair Enough..

According to Webster: fair, (in context) Just to all parties; equitable: honest.

(Sidebar)

WORD HISTORY: The history of the word fair illustrates how words can weaken in meaning over time. In Old English the ancestor of fair, (fæger,) had senses such as “lovely, beautiful, pleasant, agreeable,” a far cry from our modern sense “mildly good or satisfying.” The Old English senses passed into Middle English, where the word fair started to take a slight turn in the direction already alluded to. Fair could mean “highly to be approved of, splendid, good,” but it could also be used ironically, as in Chaucer’s observation after a horse threw the Cook on the pilgrimage to Canterbury: “that was a fair feat of horsemanship by the Cook.” This ironic use was probably not responsible for the semantic weakening of fair, but it shows how a positive word can have its meaning reversed.

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

Sufficient to meet a need or satisfying the desire? A simple sentence, albeit one that an individual with imagination could take anywhere.

Accordingly, it’s a good thing that my agenda this morning does not include my imagination. As to my way of thinking, imagination is already way too large a part of the Obama administration and the Obama agenda.

Barack Obama in his speaking to his followers, ..and to the nation, ..”at least in my opinion,” ..is so far out of touch with reality that unless this man is defeated in November, ..we, “We the People,” and (America) will suffer the reality of socialism as presently being suffered by the disenfranchised citizens of Greece.

In the News this week, Dr. Shakil Afridi, sentenced to 33 years in prison…

 

Why is no one answering my call?

Shakil Afridi or Shakeel Afridi is a Pakistani physician who (allegedly) helped the CIA run a fake vaccine program in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in order to confirm Osama bin Laden’s presence in the city by obtaining DNA samples.

Details of the doctor’s activities emerged during the Pakistani investigation of the raid on Bin Laden’s residence, Operation Neptune Spear. He was arrested from Torkham border while trying to escape the country days after the raid that killed bin Laden. On 23 May 2012, Shakil Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in prison. (Source Wikipedia)

I know that when I began today, I (prefaced this offering) by announcing that I would omit imagination from the equation.

However, to be fair, I’m not sure that it’s actually possible to relate the reality of Barack Obama without imagination.

So let’s imagine for a moment that the raid to eliminate Osama bin Laden had gone awry? Let’s imagine that (seal team six) was discovered and captured prior to executing their mission…

What would the headlines across America be heralding?

Would they be Heralding; “Seal Team Six, a rogue group of Navy personnel were sentenced this morning to 33 years in a Pakistani prison for unauthorized activities…

Question: Would Barack Obama have stood behind (Seal Team Six,) ..or would he have followed his “historic path” of denying knowledge of, ..and (responsibility) ..for, ..and of those, (friends and mentors) ..such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, ..Bill Ayers, ..and everyone in his address book who would serve to tarnish his image?

Barack Obama touts to all who will listen, that America does (not provide) a level playing field for all Americans.

Which of course is wrong, ..and/or, ..if like (myself) you are so inclined, ..it is a “bald face” lie. America, “does provide” a level playing field for all Americans.

According to Webster: pro·vide, (in any context) To make available.  

According to Webster: a·vail·a·ble, Present and ready for use; at hand; accessible.

Statement of undeniable fact: If the laws and freedoms in America were not (present and ready for use; ..at hand; ..and accessible,) Barack Obama would not currently, ..(or ever) be the President of the United States.

Barack Obama, (pure and simple,) ..is a charlatan…

 

According to Webster: char·la·tan, A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a fraud.

Barack Obama is a graduate of both Harvard and Columbia, and he is on record for having taught “Constitutional Law” at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. (Source Wikipedia)

Accordingly, ..absent any (yet to be disclosed,) ..physical, or mental infirmity? Barack Obama, ..fully understands that his (ideology and agenda) ..do “not align” ..with any (traditional) American values.

Again, for the (Ump-teenth) time, .. I have no problem with Barack Obama being a socialist, ..or even a communist, ..if he wants to move to France, Spain, or Greece, ..where socialism has been established for many years. Or I have no problem with Barack Obama moving to Russia, Argentina, or China.

Albeit, (being a dedicated and pledged American) I do have a problem, (a considerable problem,) ..with Barack Obama’s agenda to change, ..and/or (remake) ..America into France, Spain, Greece, Russia, Argentina, or China.

Which is strange, because in reality, neither socialism or communism have anything whatsoever to do with being fair. Socialism and Communism are all about power and control, which again I reiterate, have nothing to do with being fair.

According to my research, the very first law that Barack Obama initiated and past, was the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act.

From the archives…

Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation…

 

WASHINGTON— President Obama signed his first bill into law on Thursday, approving equal-pay legislation that he said would “send a clear message that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody.”

According to Webster: i·de·ol·o·gy, The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual.

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.

According to Webster: re·al·i·ty, The quality or state of being actual or true.

According to Webster: re·al·ist, One who is inclined to literal truth and pragmatism.

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

According to Webster: prag·ma·tism, A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems.

Barack Obama is a progressive liberal idealist with degrees from two American Universities. Barack Obama acquired his grand education via the freedom and generosity available in America.

(Sidebar) As it was established long before either I or Barack Obama were born that money does not grow on trees, ..I would like it to be noted that Barack Obama’s education was paid for by working class men and women.

Continuing…

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States.

I am currently a 70-year-old American citizen dependent on my Social Security check.

I am a traditional conservative, ..not a Republican, ..not an independent, ..and I’m sure as hell not a liberal Democrat. I am a high school dropout that worked for an hourly wage my entire life. I have always paid my taxes on time and in full, I helped fund Barack Obama’s education.

Barack Obama, on his best day, has 30% of America behind him, ..he cannot destroy America. Albeit the (damage) he is doing, ..although (not irreparable,) ..is costly. Accordingly, the sooner his administration is (adjudicated a failure) ..and we, “We the People,” ..the (common sense) people, ..gather to facilitate his “defeat on November 6,” ..the sooner America can begin it’s healing.

Life is not fair, (sadly) ..life is hard, ..if life were fair, ..short people would be taller, ..no one would be homeless, ..and we would all have a Red, White and Blue Boeing 747 at our beckon call.

 

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Not Simply Stupid..

Christopher L. “Chris” Hayes (born 1979) is an American broadcaster, journalist and (liberal) political commentator.

Hayes hosts Up with Chris Hayes, a weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC. Hayes had formerly been a frequent guest host and commentator on shows such as The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Hayes remains an Editor at large of The Nation. On August 1, 2011, MSNBC announced that Hayes would host on Saturdays and Sundays a two-hour morning show, each going into depth on current issues.

The first airing of Up with Chris Hayes was September 17, 2011 and featured a live interview with former Speaker and current House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.

Biography

Hayes attended New York City’s Hunter College High School. He attended Brown University for his undergraduate education, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and worked with Production Workshop, the university’s student theatre group. Previously, Hayes was Adjunct Professor of English at St. Augustine College in Chicago.

From 2006 through 2007, Hayes was a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a Contributing Writer for The Nation.

On November 1, 2007, The Nation named him its Washington, D.C., Editor, succeeding David Corn.

He is also currently a Senior Editor at “In These Times,” a (liberal monthly magazine) based in Chicago. He has written “extensively” on (issues central to the liberal community,) including (what ails the Democratic Party in the post-9/11 era) ..and how the labor movement is changing.

Hayes is also a regular contributor to the Chicago Reader, an independent weekly newspaper, where he covers local and national politics.

He guest-hosted “The Rachel Maddow Show” in July 2010, while Maddow was traveling in Afghanistan; Hayes often filled in for Maddow when she was absent. Hayes has also hosted other MSNBC shows such as “The Ed Show,” “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”

On November 5, 2010, MSNBC announced that Hayes would be filling in for Keith Olbermann during Olbermann’s suspension; ..however, ..the network later (backtracked) after finding out that Hayes had also made (political contributions) – the issue over which Olbermann was being suspended. Hayes credits Maddow with his becoming a host at MSNBC, saying “I absolutely would not be doing this if it weren’t for her.”  

(Sidebar) For those that enjoy good, ..albeit oblique humor; “Keith Olbermann was the individual most responsible for bringing Rachel Maddow into the MSNBC fold.

Continuing…

On May 27, 2012, Hayes made comments on air regarding the use of the word “heroism” as applied to American service members killed in action, stating that, …

“I feel… uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”

Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that.” This comment was considered controversial as he made it on Memorial Day weekend, and (Hayes has never served in the armed services himself.)

Personal..

Hayes is married to Kate A. Shaw, Associate Counsel for President Barack Obama and daughter of award-winning Chicago journalist Andy Shaw, who has also appeared a number of times on MSNBC. Hayes and Shaw resided in Washington, D.C., until they moved to New York City, where Up with Chris Hayes is produced. (Source, Wikipedia)

What can I say boys and girls, ..“Academia” strikes again. Which might be considered as an arena to find humor in, ..if it weren’t for the fact that we, ..the (Common Sense) people, are (affected) and (infected) by irresponsible academic imbeciles like Chris Hayes every day.

As a fair individual who served in Vietnam and understands stupidity, I have offered the above not to justify what Mr. Hayes said, ..but rather, ..to justify Mr. Hayes.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Political indifference..

According to Webster: in·dif·fer·ent, (in context) Not mattering one way or the other.

Last time the message was hope and change,…

 

This time, Barack Obama is pulling out the stops, ..no holds barred in hope that things don’t change, ..at least for him, ..his family, ..and his cohorts.

..and why not? In 236 years, only 44 man have arisen from the ranks of the citizenry to occupy the White House. Which at least “in my opinion,” ..for any man or woman would be the pinnacle of any lifetime. To be selected and granted the trust and the honor of leading the “Greatest Nation” on the planet Earth.

Barack Obama is not a stupid man, he understands exactly what he’s doing. In his own words, Barack Obama explicated that his rise to the office of President of the United States could occur (in no other country) in the world.

Question: So why is a man who understands that America is the only country on the planet Earth where a man fathered out of wedlock by an irresponsible foreign exchange student could rise to be the leader of his Nation, ..endeavor to repeal and diminish the freedoms that allowed him his rise?

  

According to Webster: in·san·i·ty, (fitting) 1. Unsoundness of mind sufficient in the judgment of a civil court to render a person (unfit to maintain a contractual) or other (legal relationship) 2. Extreme foolishness; folly.

According to Webster: fol·ly, A lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Memorial Day..

According to Webster: me·mo·ri·al, Something intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event.

Although it could simply be a “personal opinion,” I believe that (I am as well adjusted as the next guy.) Albeit with that said, while rummaging through the countless choices of images and clipart available to me this morning, although not devastated by some of the offerings, I did find (some) that I personally found offensive.

 

Call me an old stick in the mud if you like, ..albeit I personally find no correlation between the word “Happy” and “Memorial Day.”

According to Webster: cor·re·la·tion, (in context) A causal complementary, parallel, or reciprocal relationship.

 

Being a Vietnam veteran, ..I suppose, ..to be fair to those that didn’t serve, ..to share the fact that my take on Memorial Day is colored by the (still bright) faces and memories of the men (most young) that I served with. Men (dedicated men) who now rely on their names scratched into an Ominous Black Marble Wall to receive recognition once a year for what they sacrificed for this Nation.

 The men that I served with, ..good men, ..men now long at rest, ..gave this country, ..this Nation, ..America, ..everything they had.

I have been providing my (two cents,) i.e., “my opinions,” for more than a year now. Whether or not “my opinions” are shared, ..and/or appreciated by the masses, ..is of little or no importance compared to reality. 

What reality would that be? ..you ask.

The reality is that with every passing Memorial Day under this current administration, (and the last) the Constitution of the United States is becoming more depleted by agendas like the “Patriot Act” …

 

..and the “suspension of habeas corpus” ..under George “Duba” Bush…

 

..which has now been overshadowed by Barack Obama with his; “Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act,”…

 

 ..his outrageous war against sovereign States that endeavor to enforce America’s immigration laws, …

 

..and his latest war, ..his war against freedom of religion…

 

Not forgetting the fact that Barack Obama sign the “National Defense Authorization Act,” (NDAA) in December, 2011.

(For the Mushroom People) President Obama signed the “National Defense Authorization Act.” (NDAA) today, (allowing indefinite detention) to be codified into law.

As you know, the White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the (NDAA) ..but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill. While President Obama issued a (signing statement) saying he had “serious reservations”…

 Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -South Dakota

(Sidebar) Also for the “Mushroom People,” ..a (serious reservation) ..is where America (detains and maintains) ..a (great number) ..of America’s (native population.)

Continuing…

..about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his (The Obama) administration would use ( it ) ..and how ( it ) ..would (NOT AFFECT) ..how the law (is interpreted) by (subsequent administrations.)

(Sidebar) When a President blatantly disrespects the Constitution and contradicts himself, ..is it enough to say; “I take no responsibility for tomorrow or the next day?  

Continuing…

The statute is particularly dangerous because it has (no temporal or geographic limitations,) ..and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain individuals captured far from any battlefield.

Under the Bush administration, (similar claims) ..of (worldwide detention authority) ..were used to hold even a (U.S. citizen) ..detained on U.S. soil in military custody, and many in Congress now assert that the (NDAA) ..should be (used in the same way again.)

While the ACLU believes that any military detention of American citizens or others within the United States is unconstitutional and illegal, (because it is) ..including under the NDAA. In addition, the breadth of the NDAA’s detention authority violates international law because it is not limited to people captured in the context of an actual armed conflict as (required by the laws of war.)

Question: How many of you believe that last paragraph is enough to justify changing Barack Obama is middle initial from “H,” ..to “Duba?”

 

America is not a board game where individuals at their leisure can change the rules, i.e., the Laws, ..to suit their own agendas.

Continuing…

We are extremely disappointed that President Obama signed this bill even though his administration is already claiming overly-broad detention authority in court. Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back those claims dimmed today. Thankfully we have three branches of government, and the final word on the scope of detention authority belongs to the Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on the scope of detention authority. But Congress and the president also have a role to play in cleaning up the mess they have created because no American citizen or anyone else should live in fear of this or any future president misusing the NDAA’s detention authority.

Again, not that my “humble opinion” carries any weight, but since it’s Memorial Day, ..a day when hopefully Americans are thinking about America, ..where it’s been, ..and where it’s going? I have decided to provide those of you who read my blather with my opinion once more…

 

By all that is American; “This man does not deserve to participate in the recognition of America’s fallen warriors.”

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Large two letter word..

According to Webster: if, (in context) A possibility, condition, or stipulation.

In Barack Obama’s book, “Dreams of my Father,” he makes reference to having used marijuana and cocaine.

Marijuana Resource Center: Federal Laws Pertaining to Marijuana

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Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). As a Schedule I drug, marijuana is classified under the following criteria:

A. The drug has a high potential for abuse.

B. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States

C. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.

The CSA (Controlled Substance Act) ..mandates that the scheduling and approval of drugs, including marijuana, must be done on both legal and scientific bases. The scheduling of a drug must conform to all applicable criteria contained in the CSA if the medicine includes a controlled substance. In June 2011, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reviewed a petition to reschedule marijuana.

Based upon (Government) scientific and (Government) medical evaluation, as well as scheduling recommendations from the (Government) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), DEA denied the petition to reschedule marijuana. HHS determined that marijuana has a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S., and lacks accepted safety for use under medical supervision.

Regardless of state laws to the contrary, there is no such thing as “medical” marijuana under Federal law. Marijuana continues to be a Schedule I substance meaning that it has no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. (Source, whitehouse.gov)

Cocaine is a Class II Substance.

Class II substances are (illegal) to possess or use in the U.S.

According to Change the Climate.org) there are currently more than (135,000) individuals serving time in a state or federal prison for using or possessing marijuana. (Source, changetheclimate.org)

(2011), Inmates serving time in Federal Prison for drug offenses, (101,929.) (Source, drugwarfacts.org)

For those of you who graduated Harvard, Yale and Columbia, this is…

 ..the United States of America.

 

..it is not Cartagena.

Question: Barack Obama is a self confessed felon (in his own words, in writing) ..why is Barack Obama the President of the United States?

Question: is America a “Nation of Laws,” (as advertised) or is it not?

Question: If Barack Obama is so concerned about Arizona passing a law (which he “Barack Obama” ..deems contrary to federal law) ..why is California allowed to sell marijuana with impunity, ..when it is (in fact) completely contrary to federal drug statutes?

Other than (blind luck) and the (oblivic) nature of mankind, Barack Obama would be a felon.

 Waa-Suuup, ..Broooo

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Magnanimous..

A fifty cent word that simply means (big).

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 26 May 2012 is;

 

According to Webster: big, Of considerable size, number, quantity, magnitude, or extent; large.

Speaking for myself, (an old guy, without a Harvard diploma) (which is what I do) I am totally and unequivocally dependent upon my God-given common sense. Which at least, “in my humble opinion,” ..serves me to understand that theft, lying and deception are not honorable or desirable traits in a man, woman or child.

 

In 2008, (the mushroom people) cast their votes for a well spoken “deceptacon,” i.e., (lying bastard) with a charismatic grin.

Question: How many of you reading this believe that I have overstepped the boundaries of propriety?

According to Webster: pro·pri·e·ty, The quality of being proper; appropriateness.

So let’s examine my statement; (lying bastard with a charismatic grin).

According to Webster: li·ar, One that tells lies.

According to Webster: bas·tard, An illegitimate child.

According to Webster: char·is·mat·ic, Of, relating to, or characterized by charisma.

According to Webster: grin, To draw back the lips and bare the teeth, as in mirth or good humor.

Statement of fact; Barack Obama is a liar by virtue of not only failing to deliver on his campaign promises, he is a liar by virtue of “omission,” i.e., failing to be “honest” with the American people.

Statement of fact; Barack Obama is a bastard by virtue of the fact that his parents were not legally married.

Statement of fact; Barack Obama is charismatic.

 Barack Obama  

Statement of fact; Barack Obama has an admirable smile.

Albeit, ..at least “in my humble opinion,” (when the country is going to hell in a handbag,) an admirable smile simply doesn’t cut it.

Statement of fact; Barack Obama believes that government is the answer to all things, foreign and domestic.

Statement of fact; Barack Obama is wrong.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

If it walks like a Duck..

 In the News this week;

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2010) there are 38.9 million black men, women and children in America.

According to the same census, there are slightly more than 60 million Catholics in America.

My first question; Although there is no specific information provided by the Census Bureau as to how many black men, women and children subscribe to Catholicism, I will go out on a limb here and suggest that at least one black man woman or child subscribes to the Catholic faith.

Okay, so that was a statement, ..not a question, ..sue me.

Barack Obama was elected to be president of the United States, fully aware of the fact that men women and children, citizens of the United States, regardless of color or political affiliation, subscribed to the Catholic faith, as he campaigned as hard for their vote as he did for anyone’s.

My first real Question; If Catholics were part of Barack Obama’s campaign strategy in 2008, ..why are (they,) Catholics, ..not important to Barack Obama in 2012?

Catholic doctrine has been pro-life since the beginning of time. The Constitution of the United States not only provides for freedom of religion, the Constitution was founded on and guarantees freedom of religion.

My second Question; Why is Barack Obama making such an effort to destroy the Constitution of the United States? 

Third Question; If Barack Obama is allowed to destroy Catholic doctrine, ..what segment of Christianity will he take on next?

Catholics are Christians, albeit Catholics define Catholicism as the one true church, ..protestants are Christians as well. (all 33,000 denominations).

Consequently, is there a subsequent attack on Protestants being proposed behind closed doors in our Nation’s Capital by President Obama?

Is Barack Obama a Christian?

Other than Barack Obama’s claim to be a Christian and his 20 year attendance at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church in Chicago, I have personally found no evidence.

Fourth Question; Does attending a church make a man or a woman a Christian?

Follow-up Question; Or does what’s in a man or woman’s heart and mind make them a Christian?

Barack Obama in his book, “Dreams of my Father,” is proud to reveal his admiration for his father. He also displays great pride in recognizing his father as a Muslim when speaking to Muslims groups, ..whether in the U.S., ..or abroad.

A matter of fact: No President of the United States, ..in this Century, ..or in the last, ..has been more openly disrespectful to the leader of Israel than Barack Obama.

Last Question; If Barack Obama is anti-First Amendment, anti-Second Amendment, and anti-capitalism, ..doesn’t that make him anti-American?

One more time; “If it walks like a Duck.”

 

Barack Hussein Obama

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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