Happy Days, ..for Who? ..or Whom?

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(Chachi – Potsie – Richie – Fonze – Ralph Malph). 

According to Webster: “who,” 1. What or which person or persons: Who left?

2. Used as a relative pronoun to introduce a clause when the antecedent is a person or persons or one to whom personality is attributed: the visitor who came yesterday; our child, who is gifted; informed sources who denied the story.

3. The person or persons that; whoever: Who believes that will believe anything.

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USAGE NOTE: The traditional rules that determine the use of who and whom are relatively simple: who is used for a grammatical subject, where a nominative pronoun such as I or he would be appropriate, and whom is used elsewhere.

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So now that we’re all grammatically enlightened, on with the show, ..and/or, ..today’s offering…

Question: What is happiness?

According to Webster: “hap“pi·ness,” 1. Characterized by good luck; or good fortunate.

2. Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy.

3. Being especially well-adapted; felicitous: a happy turn of phrase.

4. Cheerful; willing: happy to help.

5. Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree.

You gotta love it when (they) begin their definition with; “Characterized by…”

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I mean, come on really? In the real world, ..happiness is a two-year-old with a jar of peanut butter.

Accordingly, although I fully understand that it not only is bad manners, ..it’s totally adverse to protocol. Nevertheless, ..I’m changing the title of today’s offering from…

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Because in both my (humble, and my considered opinions), that’s exactly where America is “currently residing” under the teetering guidance of Barack “Lead from behind” Obama.

Question: Why do you suppose that is? ..in a word; …

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So now that we know what were dealing with, all we have to do is identify who is stupider, …(them or us)?

Because America has definitely been divided into two very unequal parts of them and us, if by nothing else, by Barack Obama’s signature legislation; The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, ..and/or, ..

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Obamacare unquestionably took a bite out of everyone’s behind on the first of October, (in my opinion) to get (us) all ready for the (monumental) bite Obamacare is going to take out of ( us ) and “America’s treasury” come January 1, 2014.

I re-tasked an article from Newsmax.com a few weeks ago that touted that certain artists and entertainers would be losing their insurance coverage when Obamacare goes into effect in January. My offering was presented in a “jocular” albeit (mean-spirited manner), as at the time it amused me that so many people that supported Barack Obama with their votes would be thrown under the (I don’t need you anymore) Obama bus.

However, after a bit of pondering, there’s nothing at all funny about any American who works in (any medium) to support him or herself, ..losing anything the greedy bankers and ego driven politicians that currently place themselves above the law, ..it’s not American, ..and ( it ) “cannot” stand.

America’s children are no different than the children from any other nation, “they” only know what they’re told.

Sure, someone’s going to jump on that (sentiment) and chastise me for taking a soft hand to those who should know better, ..because Americans who vote, ..whether in local or national elections are not children, ..they’re adults!

Question: Who decided that? .. I’d like his or her name.

I’m 71 years old and providing (free) residence for arthritis in every one of my moving parts, ..notwithstanding, ..I still enjoy children and childish things as much today (occasionally) as I did when I was a child myself. 

I can’t be certain with my (septuagenarian) memory, albeit I do believe that I have asked this particular question before;

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According to Webster: “a·dult,” One who has attained maturity or legal age.

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According to Webster: “ma·tur·i·ty,” The state or quality of being fully grown or developed.

Very disappointing, ..nowhere in Webster’s definition of the word “maturity” ..did I find the words; (responsibility), ..and/or, the words (self reliance).

(Sidebar).

It could just be a conservative thing, nevertheless I’m in a sharing mood at the moment, ..accordingly here’s an old conservative’s definition of maturity: …

“One who not only (understands the meaning) of the words “responsibility” and “self-reliance,” ..albeit, ..one who actually practices (responsibility and self-reliance).

Sorry Webster, “I love ya,” but ya screwed up (big time) with your definition of maturity.

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Continuing…

When I was in the first grade, although I was a year younger than my classmates, when it came to stature, I towered over everyone in the classroom, ..except the teacher, ..and she only had me by 3 inches.

Accordingly at recess and lunch break when we got outside to stretch our legs and utilize the playground equipment, the swings, teeter totter and my favorite, the jungle gym, there was “no contest” as to who was King! I didn’t do so well with reading and spelling and arithmetic, nevertheless I was the only kid (lower) than the fourth grade who could stand on the outside rim of the jungle gym, jump to the center bar, and propel myself on to the outside rim of the opposite side. Not earth shattering, nor was I ever scouted for the Olympics, yet in the tiny pond in which I swam, I was celebrated by all who ever observed my feat.

Question: Is this going to be a shaggy dog story, or are you going to get to the point?

When I was in the first grade we lived in Oxnard, California, Oxnard is a coastal city where pretty much anytime of the year when the ambient temperature dropped in the evening, fog every bit the same as the fog in London, ..would role in and embrace Oxnard like an ominous cold wet hand.

Thus the point of my story takes shape as I recount that it was on a dank “ominous” foggy night near the end of September when a newbie, and/or, (new kid) in my class, ..didn’t believe that I could leap and swing from one side of the jungle gym to the other. Consequently, in defense of my reputation, I accepted the “newbie’s” challenge.

I may have only been five years old, nevertheless I was the king of the Jungle Gym and sinse it goes without saying that Kings never shy from a challenge, we (hoofed it) the three blocks to the schoolyard and I showed him.

Of course since it was after dinner and our “resident” fog not only made the center bar hard to see, the bar was now dripping wet. I reached the bar without any more effort than on any previous leap, however since the bar was wet and I was in motion, the grip I required to propel myself on to the far side didn’t happen.

It was a three-point landing, ..on both hands behind me and on my butt, ..which of course took the brunt of my fall.

 Albeit, my left wrist absorbed enough impact to break, ..my first broken bone, ..a milestone of course for a rambunctious lad who needed a lesson in humility.

A broken arm prior to being set can be extremely painful, at least that was my experience, ..and at five, although I was equal in statute to boys several years my senior, I was less than worldly enough to know that the pain wasn’t going to last forever.

The moral of my story, if indeed there is such a thing as a moral to a story? My arm healed and although I have never forgotten that it was broken, my life and the world at large returned to normal, and/or, to what I perceived as normal in my circumstance.

According to Webster: “cir·cum·stance,” (in context) A condition or fact that determines or must be considered in the determining of a course of action.

Barack Obama is currently America’s broken arm, America is a durable nation, conservatives are durable people, time will heal both, ..nonetheless (in my opinion) it wouldn’t hurt America to…

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According to Webster: “im·peach,” (in context) To charge (a public official) with improper conduct in office before a proper tribunal.

Postscript: Lord knows he’s more than deserving of judgment!

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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