All Hands on Deck..

As I have shared in my blather on many occasions, I am a (bona fide) “died in the wool” (100% Conservative) advocate of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

I owned a Red Ryder BB gun at the age of five, at the age of seven I was regularly providing meat for my family’s dinner table that I bagged with my J.C. Higgins (plunger firing pin) single shot .22 caliber rifle. At the age of nine I purchased a full (military stocked) ..surplus “30-40 Krag” rifle, ..with which I harvested my first deer. The rifle was as tall as I was, albeit I outweighed it by more than a hundred pounds.

I am proud to be an American, and to live in a country where men and women are guaranteed certain inalienable rights. I am proud to live in a country where I have, “a right” ..to (freedom of speech) and (freedom of the press) guaranteed to me by the First Amendment of our Constitution.

I am just as proud to live in a country that guarantees me the “Right to Keep and Bear Arms” ..with which to protect myself and my family, ..or provide them with protein.

I have owned guns all my life and I have hunted all of my life. Nevertheless, I am as a “human being” every bit as abhorred and appalled when a member of my species commits an act of murder.

Taking a person’s life is a “heinous act” ..much too frequently experienced in America.

I, like an enormous number of people in America these past few days have been watching “our Teleprompter reading buffoons” ..explicate their sentiments and opinions. Or more correctly, ..(reading) ..the “sentiments and opinions” ..written for them by someone that is most likely paid a fraction of “their” salary.

What happened in Aurora, Colorado, by every measure that I am aware, ..is as tragic as dying in the streets of Kandahar or in a rice paddy in Vietnam.

We, “people,” i.e. (Homo sapiens,) ..are by nature, ..prone to violence. We are all disasters ..(given the proper motivation), waiting to happen.

We, (at least most of us,) ..tell ourselves that “we,” ..(could never) ..commit such a depraved act, ..and of course the Lion’s share of us believe it. Because few, ..if any? ..at least anyone that I know, ..since I was raised by parents who taught me right from wrong and that hurting others wasn’t an option.

A simple message to convey, ..and a simple message to understand, ..nevertheless, ..it would seem the greater that “our” population becomes, ..the more prone to senseless violence we become.

Question: Are we, ..people, (Homo sapiens,) ..prone, and/or drawn to violence because of our nature, ..or because of our schooling, (programming,) ..i.e. ..fetchin’ up?

Question: How old were you the first time you struck another human being in anger?

 

(wack) 

When, ..(Homo sapiens) ..are in the “adolescent” phase of their development, ..having personally been there and done that, ..I can testify unequivocally that it is extremely difficult to find an acceptable reason (not to punch) someone that has explicated that your mother wears combat boots.

However, given the passage of a dozen or so years when I returned home from Vietnam, ..I found it a hundred, ..or even a thousand times more unacceptable to unleash my capacity for violence on another human being.

Because, (in truth) ..there is absolutely no acceptable reason or justification for one human being to harm another.

Human beings can be docile obedient creatures, ..or they can be reckless and complicated beyond the stretch of even Rod Serling’s imagination.

According to Webster: en·vi·ron·ment, The complex social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual or a community.

Question: Why is it more often than not, ..that it is intellectual young men, with a presumptive bright future that veer off the path?

 

Charles Joseph Whitman (June 24, 1941 – August 1, 1966) was a student at the University of Texas at Austin and a former Marine who killed 16 people and wounded 32 others (a total of 49 victims including himself) during a shooting rampage on and around the university’s campus on August 1, 1966. (Source Wikipedia).

James Oliver Huberty, (October 11, 1942.) Huberty used a 9 mm Uzi semi-automatic as the primary weapon fired in the massacre that he perpetrated at a McDonald’s restaurant in California along with, ..a Winchester pump-action 12-gauge shotgun, ..and a 9 mm Browning HP, ..killing 21 people and wounding 19 others. (Source Wikipedia).

Seung-Hui Cho, a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, before committing suicide on April 16, 2007.

The Virginia Tech massacre is recorded as the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history. (Source Wikipedia)

Question: (To satisfy my personal curiosity). What is it about academia that inspires young man to go on killing sprees?

As a high school dropout and an individual who has worked my entire life to support myself and those I care about, ..I really want to know what makes the educated mind such a volatile habitat?

Within minutes of the shooting in Aurora, ..the Lions share of (pundits and talking heads) ..most all, ..(proud products of academia,) ..were once again haplessly railing against “our” second amendment.

What is it that academia injects into young people’s heads that makes them want to commit mass murder?

An unfair question you say; “then what question would be fair?

Is it fair for those (products of academia) to blame “guns” for taking a life?

Guns are not manufactured with a brain, ..guns don’t harbor hate or animosity, ..hate and animosity are manifestations of man.

So maybe one of these days, if our (products of academia) ever get their heads out of their armpits, ..maybe the public will be treated to a “talking head” that actually understands the difference between inert, ..and innate.

 (inert)

(innate)

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Ignorance..

 Statue – The Veil of Ignorance. 

According to Webster: ig·no·rance, The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.

Ignorance, (at least in my opinion) is the justification that we use to describe our inability to make informed decisions.

With that thought in mind, and considering my proclivity for taking the short road whenever possible, I introduce you to my shortcut for today…

The Age of Ignorance..

By Charles Simic

Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources.

Sure, they are, (but do we still want them?) It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.

An educated, well-informed population, the kind that a functioning democracy requires, would be difficult to lie to, and could not be led by the nose by the various vested interests running amok in this country.

Most of our politicians and their political advisers and lobbyists would find themselves unemployed, and so would the gasbags who pass themselves off as our opinion makers.

Luckily for them, nothing so catastrophic, even though perfectly well-deserved and widely-welcome, has a remote chance of occurring any time soon. For starters, there’s more money to be made from the ignorant than the enlightened, and deceiving Americans is one of the few growing home industries we still have in this country.

A truly educated populace would be bad, both for politicians and for business.

It took years of indifference and stupidity to make us as ignorant as we are today. Anyone who has taught college over the last forty years, as I have, can tell you how much less students coming out of high school know every year.

At first it was shocking, but it no longer surprises any college instructor that the nice and eager young people enrolled in your classes have no ability to grasp most of the material being taught. Teaching American literature, as I have been doing, has become harder and harder in recent years, since the students read little literature before coming to college and often lack the most basic historical information about the period in which the novel or the poem was written, including what important ideas and issues occupied thinking people at the time.

Even regional history has gotten a short shrift.

Students who come from old New England mill towns, as I have discovered, have never been told about the famous strikes in their communities in which workers were shot in cold blood and the perpetrators got away scot-free. I wasn’t surprised that their high schools were wary of bringing up the subject, but it astonished me that their parents and grandparents, and whoever else they came in contact with while they were growing up, never mentioned these examples of gross injustice.

Either their families never talked about the past, or their children were not paying attention when they did. Whatever it was, one is confronted with the problem of how to remedy their vast ignorance about things they should have already been familiar with as the generations of students before them were.

If this lack of knowledge is the result of the years of dumbing down of high school curriculum and of families that don’t talk to their children about the past, there’s another more pernicious kind of ignorance we confront today. It is the product of years of ideological and political polarization and the deliberate effort by the most fanatical and intolerant parties in that conflict to manufacture more ignorance by lying about many aspects of our history and even our recent past.

I recall being stunned some years back when I read that a majority of Americans told pollsters that Saddam Hussein was behind September 11 terrorist attacks. It struck me as a propaganda feat unsurpassed by the worst authoritarian regimes of the past—many of which had to resort to labor camps and firing squads to force their people to believe some untruth, without comparable success.

No doubt, the Internet and cable television have allowed various political and corporate interests to spread disinformation on a scale that was not possible before, but to have it believed requires a badly educated population unaccustomed to verifying things they are being told.

Where else on earth would a president who rescued big banks from bankruptcy with taxpayers’ money and allowed the rest of us to lose $12 trillion in investment, retirement, and home values be called a socialist?

In the past, if someone knew nothing and talked nonsense, no one paid any attention to him. No more. Now such people are courted and flattered by conservative politicians and ideologues as “Real Americans” defending their country against big government and educated liberal elites. The press interviews them and reports their opinions seriously without pointing out the imbecility of what they believe.

The hucksters, who manipulate them for the powerful financial interests, know that they can be made to believe anything, because, to the ignorant and the bigoted, lies always sound better than truth:

Christians are persecuted in this country

The government is coming to get your guns.

Obama is a Muslim.

Global Warming is a hoax.

The president is forcing open homosexuality on the military.

Schools push a left-wing agenda.

Social Security is an entitlement, no different from welfare.

Obama hates white people.

The life on earth is 10,000 years old and so is the universe.

The safety net contributes to poverty.

The government is taking money from you and giving it to sex-crazed college women to pay for their birth control.

One could easily list many more such commonplace delusions believed by Americans. They are kept in circulation by hundreds of right-wing political and religious media outlets whose function is to fabricate an alternate reality for their viewers and their listeners.

“Stupidity is sometimes the greatest of historical forces,” Sidney Hook said once. No doubt. What we have in this country is the rebellion of dull minds against the intellect. That’s why they love politicians who rail against teachers indoctrinating children against their parents’ values and resent the ones who show ability to think seriously and independently. Despite their bravado, these fools can always be counted on to vote against their self-interest. And that, as far as I’m concerned, is why millions are being spent to keep my fellow citizens ignorant. (Source, nybooks.com)

As a high school dropout, I have to assume that I am one of the ignorant folks that Mr. Simic is railing about? Although I agree with Mr. Simic that America’s population is getting dumber by each successive generation, I do not agree that academia is any more of an answer than right or left wing practices.

When you take 20 or 30 generations of Homo sapiens and program them from cognizance to (believe what the loudest and most frequent) voice projects, ..then you can begin to understand why this nation is losing to Post Turtles.

What Charlie, ..a.k.a., Mr. Simic failed to relate in his exceptionally well-written article is that human beings, i.e., “we” (Homo sapiens) are endowed by our creator, whether our creator is accepted by you as God, ..or Nature? We are born with common sense.

Historical fact: Homo sapiens, i.e., (human beings) ..at one stage of evolution, ..or another, ..(prior) ..to the invention of the University, ..according to University studies, ..survived on this planet for fifty to eighty thousand years.

(Sidebar) Please Note; University studies across the span of academia relate a deficit of 30,000 years concerning man’s existence, ..so, (at least in my humble opinion,) the next time you want to stake your life on University information, ..you might want to take something into consideration?

 

Like understanding how your life relates to those around you?

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Honor, Devotion, ..and Respect..

According to Webster: hon·or,  (in context) A code of integrity, dignity, and pride,

According to Webster: de·vo·tion, (in context) Ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or an event.

According to Webster: re·spect, (in context) To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem.

Qualities that, ..(at least in my opinion) .. Our current commander-in-chief Barack Obama seems to believe that he deserves because he is the current commander-in-chief, i.e., a.k.a. (POTUS) President of the United States.

Although it goes without saying, ..since (my name) ..is not among the forty-four men, ..who if, ..(by no other measure) than the act of a pencil mark on a piece of paper, ..or a strategically placed hole in the same, ..who have been elected to serve as this Nation as “President of the United States” ..since this Nation became a sovereign Nation.

Not that who? ..or who “has not” been the President of the United States over the past 236 years has anything to do with my concern this morning.

My concern this morning, (with our nation circling the drain,) is why would anyone with the “common sense” that God gave a duckbilled platypus, ..think that spending from twenty-six to fifty-nine dollars for a gallon of an alternative (biofuel) to power America’s Military aircraft is a good idea?

Barack Obama is a “wrongheaded ideologue” ..(hell bent) on returning America to a monarchy and a nanny state where the population is dependent on, ..and beholding to a King, ..a King named Barack.

                       

It’s good to be King.

 

 

The truth is what I (and MSNBC) say it is…

Principles, ..and ethics, ..are for fools. 

 ..the treasury belongs to the King. 

In the news;

The Navy spent $26 a gallon for biofuels for this week’s Great Green Fleet demonstration, while the Air Force spent twice as much per gallon to test synthetic jet fuel last month.

The Air Force bought 11,000 gallons of alcohol-to-jet fuel from Gevo Inc, a Colorado biofuels company, at $59 a gallon in a program aimed at proving that new alternative fuels can be used reliably in military aircraft – once, that is, their pricing is competitive with petroleum, which now costs $3.60 a gallon.

The cost of the Air Force demonstration, ..at $639,000, ..was far less eye-catching than the $12 million the Navy spent for biofuels to power a carrier strike group on alternative energy for a day.

All part of the Pentagon push, which has escalated under the administration of President Barack Obama, to adopt green solutions to rising fuel costs.

(sidebar) Don’t they have a math department at Columbia and Harvard?

Albeit I had less than a fondness for math in high school, I did come by enough arithmetic to understand that $59 a gallon is more than $3.60 a gallon, ..which by (my math skills) ..is not a savings, ..or at least it’s not a savings that I can afford.

Continuing…

Some Republican lawmakers have criticized the high price-per-gallon paid by the Navy as wasteful Pentagon spending at a time of significant budget cuts and a shrinking fleet.

Which, (at least in my considered opinion,) ..places Barack Obama’s (wrongheaded) obsession with green energy right up there with his idealistic (Patient Protection and Affordable Care act) a.k.a. “Obamacare.”

Question: How many “Solyndras” do you think it’s going to take before (the American taxpayers) get it?

Green energy is a joke, ..albeit, ..it is not a funny joke. When the men and women who support the government with their tax dollars cannot afford the products and services invested in by their government, it isn’t rocket science to understand that these products have (less) than no value.

Nor is it “rocket science” to (understand) that keeping Barack Obama in the Oval Office has (less) than no value.

 

 With the people’s help, ..America can survive!

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Freedom or Not?

According to Webster: free·dom,  (in context) The capacity to exercise choice; free will.

 

I receive an immense amount of e-mail from more sources than I have fingers and toes. 

(Visual example of fingers and toes) 

Some are appreciated, ..and of course some are not! Which of course, (for my part) ..is a completely subjective point of view.

According to Webster: sub·jec·tive, (in context) Particular to a given person; personal.

Example: I love America, ..albeit I am not at all fond of “our” current commander-in-chief.

Anyway, ..back on track…

 

 

The (forward,) ..and/or (junk e-mail) that caught my attention above all others this week was one entitled: “44 Cent Stamp Forever.”

Not because I’m a stamp collector, although I did collect stamps at one time in my childhood. Nor was it because I use the U.S. Post Office to satisfy the Lion’s share of my monthly obligations.

Although I entrust cyberspace to transport my thoughts and my opinions, I have not yet come to trust the (www) with my money. (Old Guy – Old School)

The (forward,) and/or (junk e-mail,) ..presented the (case) ..that “due to the fact,” ..that (Islam, and/or a fraction of Islam) ..is currently prosecuting a jihad, ..and/or, a (holy war) ..against the west, ..and western culture, ..to include America, ..that we, i.e., Americans, should boycott, and or, (not purchase) any of the stamps commemorating Islamic holidays.

Which of course, I personally have no problem, as America is a free country.

Question: Alluding to the same philosophy, should an American citizen who prays to Allah, (boycott,) and/or (not purchase) a postage stamp designed with the image of an American flag, ..or the Easter Bunny, ..or a Christmas tree?

What about people who don’t like birds, or flowers, or trains, or planes, ..come on people, it’s a damn postage stamp, get your heads out of your armpits, America is going to hell in a hand-basket, ..and the best you can do is attack a postage stamp?

If you want to attack (something,) ..(at least in my opinion) attack (them,) and/or (those) who are (responsible). Which, (at least in this country) ..more often than not, ..is (currently) the Obama administration.

Personally, I love attacking the Obama administration, I’ve damn near made a career out of it. I don’t like Barack Obama and I don’t like his wife. I don’t like Valerie Jarrett or Kathleen Sibelius. I don’t like Eric holder or Steven Chu, ..fact is, ..I can’t think of anyone in Barack Obama’s cabinet that I do like…

I am an old-school conservatives, ..I believe the old adage, ..(if it ain’t broke don’t fix it).

I don’t believe in robbing Peter to pay Paul, ..and I sure as hell don’t believe in accruing debt beyond the ability of the generation that created the debt to pay it off.

I don’t believe in trade agreements that create employment in other countries, ..while America’s labor force is sitting on its hands.

In short, ..I don’t believe in big government, ..nor did “our” founding fathers when they penned the Constitution.

America is, ..and has been since its “inception,” (under the auspices of “our” Constitution) ..the freest Nation on the planet Earth. That’s why, ..(at least in my opinion) ..everyone wants to live here.

(Sidebar) With the possible exception of Barack Obama, his significant other, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett, Eric holder, Steven Chu, Kathleen Sibelius (who have all proven that “they” want to “change” our Constitution to suit their agenda).

Continuing…

Question: So where is the intellect, ..and/or (common sense) that justifies an individual or a group of individuals coming to America to destroy the freedom that it offers?

 

A better Question: If a man or a woman wants to live under socialism and/or communism, and/or tyranny? ..what the hell are they doing in America?

For (Barack Obama and his family) ..and (anyone) ..in his administration that missed reading the, ..i.e., (my Blog), ..in which I offered a solution to their plight, ..I am again offering “the list” (free of charge) ..of “Countries and Nations” ..that I believe “they” (America’s wrongheaded progressive liberals) would be more “at home” in.

Current list of Socialist States espousing Communism:

Current Countries and Nations…

People’s Republic of China.

Republic of Cuba.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Incorporated into the Soviet Union…

Socialist Soviet Republic of Abkhazia.

Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.

Bukharan People’s Soviet Republic.

Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia

Far Eastern Republic.

Finished Democratic Republic.

Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia.

Khorezm People’s Soviet Republic.

Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic.

Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic.

Tuvan People’s Republic.

Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic.

Self-proclaimed Socialist States…

People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

Portuguese Republic.

Current Socialist Republics…

Republic of India.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

United Republic of Tanzania.

(Sidebar,) Twenty-five of the twenty-seven countries above; (identifying themselves as socialist countries) ..have the word “Republic” in their name.

According to Webster: re·pub·lic, ..

1. A political order whose head of state (is not) a monarch.

2. A political order in which the (supreme power) ..lies in (a body of citizens) ..who (are entitled to vote) ..for (officers and representatives) “responsible” to them, ..(the people).

  

 

So there is no shortage of destinations on the planet for anyone who wishes to live within the parameters of socialism and tyranny.

 

However, ..for those that wish to live in a (completely) free country, ..there is only one choice.

Come November 6th., ..allude to your God-given “Common Sense,” ..cast your “Vote” for (NOT OBAMA) ..and lets keep it that way!

Don’t be Stupid, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Thin..

According to Webster: thin, (in context) Not great in diameter or cross section.

Question: What is thin?

Glad you asked, ..(most everything that isn’t thick).

 

A cookie can be thin, ..albeit I wouldn’t recommend them for an individual desirous of remaining thin.

 

Your computer can be thin

 ..or your T.V.

Thin is also represented extensively in our language; “thin is in,” ..”that’s really thin,” ..”thin chance of that.”

A man or a woman can be thin, ..”our” current President is thin.

President Barack Obama

According to Webster: thin·ner, (derived from thin) and (in context) ..thin,  thin·ner, thin·nest. Not great in diameter or cross section; fine. (also) Lean or slender in form, build, or stature. (and) Lacking force or substance.

In the vernacular, ..the words (thin) and/or (thinner) can both pose as (adjectives) ..for the word, ..”chance,” ..such as in this sentence; “With “common sense” reestablishing itself in America, Barack Obama’s chance of reelection in November is getting (thinner) by the day.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Orientation..

According to Webster: o·ri·en·ta·tion, (in context) The direction followed in the course of a trend, movement, or development; a tendency of thought; as in; Marxist orientation. b. Sexual orientation.

Question: What is Barack Obama’s orientation?

(Sidebar) But first some ground rules…

As I could (personally) care less about Barack Obama’s sexual orientation, ..we’ll take that off the table.

As to Barack Obama’s (political orientation,) ..since I am a dedicated (pedal to the metal) conservative American, ..for the purpose of this “offering,” ..I’d like you to consider his (political orientation) ..as the “Candelabra” ..and/or centerpiece.

 Candelabra.

According to Webster: ob·jec·tive (in context) Having actual existence or reality.

According to Webster: sub·jec·tive, (in context)  Existing only in the mind; illusory.

With the definition of the two preceding words in mind and understood, ..I now invite you to spend the next 9 minutes and 24 seconds viewing a (YouTube) video that I personally believe every American should view prior to the presidential election on November 6th. of this year.

A video that I have, ..for (my purpose,) entitled;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HqHSkYG-Y

Thank you for your participation, I’ll be back tomorrow.

Crusader Rabbit…

Wanna Work..

Poor is not synonymous with ignorance as the executive branch of our government would have you believe.

..to the contrary;

Poor, ..is (synonymous) ..with the “Liberal Socialist Ideology” being explicated by our current Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama, ..who wants you, ..and every American to believe that you are nothing without (him) and the government.

According to Webster: work, Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something.

Alluding once again, ..to (my opinion,) ..work is an entity that should be productive.

Creating (strife) between the haves and the have-nots is not productive, ..nor is it ethical or practical.

According to Webster: strife, Dissension; conflict and rivalry.

America is presently 236 years old and although she’s not feeling quite up to her usual self currently after swallowing a bitter pill that grinningly refers to himself as Barack Obama, she’s a long way from having her obituary published.

As destructive as Barack Obama has been in his first 3 1/2 years, (he) and (10 times) the liberal ilk supporting his effort don’t amount to sweat when it comes to what it would really take to destroy America.

Although Barack Obama is not actually hurting America, (as an entity) ..he is hurting America’s population by prosecuting his agenda to divide Americans via class warfare.

There are a lot of people in America that might get away with criticizing Mitt Romney for being out of touch because he is wealthy?

Albeit, Barack Obama is not one of those people…

 The Obama children having dinner.

 

 Some have not children, ..wishing they had dinner.

  Barack Obama toasting with the Queen.

  Some have not children, ..wishing they had a piece of toast.

Mitt Romney began working in his teens mopping floors in his father’s saloon. Mitt Romney earned the money with which he created the life that he and his family are enjoying.

You and I, ..and every other (taxpaying) ..American citizen earn the money with which Barack Obama has created the life that he and his family are enjoying.

Not that I expect any Kool-Aid drinkers to understand the difference, ..albeit as I believe that there are more common sense folks out there than there are Kool-Aid drinkers, I’m looking forward to Barack and Michelle vacating the White House on January 20.

 

 

ON RESERVE. 

Let’s send ‘em back to Chicago, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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