Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Unfettered Access to Life's Continuum

Two iconic people, two memorable deaths.

Life is experienced in the here and now, yet we attach such significance to one life over another.

Why?

Are our own lives so insignificant that we must attach a vaunted status to those we do not know, except in movies? Must we trivialize our own lives to think that others are more-esteemed than ours?

Robin Williams died in despair, thinking that the only way out of his life (as it existed) was by his own, self-prescribed death. What a waste of God's gift of life!

Lauren Bacall died as luck would have it, not by a means prescribed by her, but by one that was written by another Hand.

As fellow travelers in this thing we call life, we will always experience both ends of the human continuum. What matters most is to understand that there is a beginning and an end. We can control the end, if we choose, but we can't control the beginning, at least not by our own hand.

Is the ending of life on either end less tragic than the other?

Friday, July 25, 2014

What Does the White House Really Fear?

Call me cynical. This piece at Breitbart.com suggests the Obama administration is fearful of an impeachment push by Congress.

I think they don't speak about their fears. Lending credence to impeachment talk suggests that the Obama administration welcomes it. My cynical mind thinks that if they can goad the Republican-controlled House into initiating impeachment proceedings, it will help them politically in this year's elections.

Consider this: if the House initiates impeachment proceedings, the White House will rail against it as an extremely partisan effort to undermine his presidency, which, of course, would be true! But how would that play in this year's elections? It just might energize the Democrat base to counter an impeachment effort.

Personally, I think the process of impeachment should be left to the next Congress. If we can assume that Republicans win control of the Senate and maintain the House of Representatives, then I think we've got a good brew for impeachment.

In the meantime, I highly encourage members of Congress to talk about it. There's nothing like keeping the narrative going and goading the White House to go ahead and "make my day"! That day can play out after Harry Reid has his ass kicked in the 2014 elections!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Michael Bloomberg's Arrival in Israel

Notice that Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't need a teleprompter to deliver his salient points.


Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Time for W to Speak Out!

You know what, I liked George Bush. Hell, I'm a Texan! That alone qualifies me as a supporter of "W".

However....

Conservatism, or even "compassionate conservatism", is not something that becomes a narrative in the mainstream media. It must be talked about constantly!

For 8 years, "W" was in the White House. He could have espoused conservative principles in defense of all the attacks on him, but instead, he chose to "rise above it" and hold the White House and his position as President above the fray. Unfortunately, he is no longer above it all and is reviled as the source of all Barack Obama's failures. What an unbelievable narrative!

Barack Obama has done more to undermine our principles of government and demean the office of President of the United States than any President in the history of our nation! So much about a thought to "rise above it"!

Perhaps W's persistence in maintaining the decorum of office had an expiration date. An expiration date, I say, that expired the minute he transferred power to Barack Obama.

So now W enjoys his leisure, replacing his knees to be able to continue riding bikes. How virtuous! He can enjoy the camaraderie of the bike trail while watching our country go down the tubes...and say nothing.

Countless presidents are rolling over in their graves as they watch the disintegration of our country and all that they stood for. Just think about your life's work being unraveled and how YOU would feel!

Is it too much to ask a living President to defend our heritage and remind the people of the United States that we are much more than Barack Obama?

"Miss me yet?" ..........Not!

While I once thought that George Bush was the embodiment of a Texan, I now think of him as a worthless pussy. How sad!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Heritage

What is heritage?

Dictionary.com defines it thusly:

her·it·age

[her-i-tij]
noun
1. Something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion: a heritage of poverty and suffering; a national heritage of honor, pride, and courage.
2. Something reserved for one: the heritage of the righteous.
3. Law.

     a. Something that has been or may be inherited by legal descent or succession.
     b. Any property, especially land, that devolves by right of inheritance.
Key word is noun. It's something that's tangible.

We in the United States of America have a heritage like no other country that has ever existed on the earth. We have a society built on the premise that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with liberty, among other things.

Our Founders were completely accepting of the main premise of the Enlightenment.  They stood in their faith of God and determined that the country would be governed by the principle of individual liberty. That premise is now under assault!

An all-powerful government was the bane of the Founders' existence. They abhorred the thought of it! They sought to build a government that would ensure that the people of the United States would never be subject to the oppression that our Founders endured with England.

Our children laugh at our admonitions to be wary of an all-powerful government. They do not know and have not been taught about the lessons of the past. And yet here we are.

Our government attempts to govern all we do. I can give you a litany, based on current Cabinet positions: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Heath and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury and Veterans Affairs.

Why is the federal government allowed to be involved in such things?

Because we've been asleep at the switch and we have not taught our children to beware!