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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Missing: Civilized Society, Reward Offered For It's Return- The Sunday Collage

It's been a tough couple of weeks for me. Since the end of April, I've needed a root canal but my dentist could not see me until May 9. When the pain became unbearable, I went to a different dentist. He assured me that he could do the root canal in an hour. That was last Wednesday. Since then, the entire right side of my face is swollen and getting worse. My new dentist is nowhere to be found. Only with the help of a dwindling Vicodin supply am I going to make it to Monday. I'll probably need to schedule a drug rehab visit shortly after they fix this tooth.

Right after the grand root canal on Wednesday, I settled in to watch and follow the Benghazi inquiry. Unlike the vast majority of Americans who watch shows like "The Voice",  I find amoral and criminal conduct with falsified and outlandishly conceived cover ups, far more interesting. So that's where I spend my time.

During the week, I found myself fully engaged in my new Vicodin addiction, playing golf, (I knocked in a 40 footer for birdie on the last hole while completely under the influence of Vicodin on Thursday) and reading and listening to a lot of Benghazi testimony and reports. To summarize the 30 or so pieces and clips that I have viewed, I found the actions of this administration not only to be simply scandalous but criminally neglectful up to such point- that one might say that Hillary Clinton had Christopher Stevens executed through non perfomance of her basic job functions.

I also monitored places like Huffington Post and noticed that they had virtually nothing to say about Benghazi. They posted an article or two at the bottom of the home page that said that this administration had made some "mistakes." (Obama went to bed and then golfing fundraising the next day in Vegas just before that stoned debate performance of his in Colorado) For Huffpo, that level of minimization and understatement would be akin to Ted Bundy saying that a number of his first dates did not result in committed relationships.

Now reading and viewing virtually everything you can get your hands on for a solid week is precisely the amount of information one needs in order to be ridiculed and abused by some leftist smart ass in his grandmother's basement who is collecting unemployment, playing video games, and lying about looking for work. If anyone ever invents a device that immediately allows you to find an anonymous commenter's name and address, I might sell my house to get one. Twenty thousand comments written by one smart ass?

My favorite poster of the week and I am so sooorrryyy that I didn't clip and save this...was the commentor who said that Benghazi was Christopher Stevens fault. He knew taking that job was risky. The comment had been "favorited" many times.

Victimizing the victim is only acceptable when a liberal does it. Staying with our Bundy metaphor, Ted would have crafted a defense that said that his murder victims brought their murder upon themselves. They should have known the risks of dressing up, looking nice, and being female. Therefore they had not been murdered but had committed suicide just like Stevens had.

I find myself, somehow for several months now, asking "What the fuck is wrong with people?" How sick does our society have to get before somebody pushes the "ENOUGH" button?

I remember a rich, dope smoking, atheist, liberal gal in Moonbat Valley telling me once- that people who wear guns should not be surprised when one of their kind gets killed. She of course was referring to my law enforcement profession. You know what I was thinking? Why in the hell would I die protecting someone like her? That's exactly what I was thinking as she was speaking. In fact, that mentality is precisely the reason I will never return to law enforcement or to Moonbat Valley. I'd rather get run over by a freight train trying to rescue an armadillo.

So let me explain what I think has happened to our country. It started long ago.

In the mid- 1980's, President Reagan loved to talk about eroding family values. He saw it as a crisis. I did not but as I look back, I think Reagan had it right. In fact he may have understated it. Here is a quote from a 1986 Reagan radio address. Please pay attention to those values he finds most important and specifically submits in this paragraph...

That last word, "family," is one that I'd like to consider for a moment. To be sure, family is very much on our minds during the holidays, as children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents, gather to share the happiness of the season. We know how good it feels to be with our families—how it warms and comforts us, how it gives us strength and joy. But I wonder whether we always give our families all the appreciation they deserve. Consider, for example, that the philosopher-historians Will and Ariel Durant called the family "the nucleus of civilization." They understood that all those aspects of civilized life that we most deeply cherish—freedom, the rule of law, economic prosperity and opportunity—that all these depend upon the strength and integrity of the family. If you think about it, you'll see that it's in the family that we must all learn the fundamental lesson of life—right and wrong, respect for others, self-discipline, the importance of knowledge, and, yes, a sense of our own self-worth. All of our lives, it's the love of our families that sustains us when times are hard. And it is perhaps above all to provide for our children that we work and save.

Reagan was talking about "civilized life." He referred to the family as the nucleus of civilization. He talked about freedom and the rule of law- and the fundamental lessons of life. Teaching right and wrong, respect for others, self discipline, and knowledge.

What we are seeing today is a crisis of leadership. Our leaders are self absorbed and selfish politicians. They would rather get some sleep or protect their chances of winning some future nomination rather than perform the fundamental job requirements of the positions they currently hold. They can't adequately perform in their current roles- while aspiring for bigger ones.

Civilized people do not go to bed or refuse requests for help when American ambassadors are being attacked and subsequently killed. Civilized people perform their jobs. When they cannot fulfill the duties of their job, they resign. Like the U.S. Secretary of State did after his failure in Mogadishu (Blackhawk Down) that cost many American lives. Civilized people feel shame. Civilized people must live with themselves when their actions or inactions get innocent people killed. Civilized people are not sociopaths. Civilized people, and this will come as a shock, take responsibility for their actions.

The level of shamelessness and arrogance that this administration engages in is reprehensible. It should be met with the harshest punishment that civilized people can mete out.

The media and the left sycophants have no shame either. They are still busy living in the past- still blaming Bush every time something bad happens some 5 years later- like somehow that justifies the actions of Obama and his morally bankrupt staff. I suppose that is the "Johnny did it first!" argument that children use when defending themselves from their angry parents. They will defend, ridicule, or otherwise attack anyone trying to attach responsibility to those who are responsible for this shameful event.

Civilized people know the difference between wrong and right. Civilized people do not make excuses. Civilized people take responsibility for their horrible job performance and they do not blame the victims for the crime. They practice respect for others and self discipline.

Civilized people do not let this happen. (Note the date and the opening paragraph where Susan Rice's lie about that idiot filmmaker is used in this story)(Graphic)

I get angry every time I see that photo. Not because the photographer says rescuers were trying to help or whatever they are doing with his dead body. We know they mutilated his body and cut off his genitals. I get mad because Chris Stevens is dead and that death was completely un neccessary. Chris Stevens was a decent, civilized human being that could not have known he was working under the direction of sociopaths. They held his life in their hands and they didn't even have the decency to let a SOG (special op group already mobilized and departing) team go help. I get mad because good, civilized people die and it is always the sociopaths that live on.

I keep hoping that the rational, civilized people that I know we once had in the U.S.- will form some collective voice and restore order to what used to be- a civilized society. Absent civilized conduct, all we have left is the selfishness and chaos brought about by our prideful and shameless "leaders."

Reagan didn't predict this- he saw this. It's turning out to be a remarkably astute observation.

Maybe the best piece I have read all week on Benghazi. Along the same lines.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Frankenstein Government Spills Guts, Waits on Presidential Phone Call

Earlier this week, NBA professional basketball player Jason Collins came out and told the world that he is gay.

By proclaiming that he was gay, Jason Collins has made our President proud. Telling everyone that you are gay takes great courage. President Obama was so impressed that he called Jason and told him how proud he was.

I understand that being gay is a great accomplishment. Back when I had a promising future ahead of me, I actually toyed with the idea of becoming gay when I was younger. We used to have these shower poles in our high school gym, each pole having 4 nozzles coming out of them. As young men, we would all shower at once and I was constantly sneaking peeks here and there- but men just never did anything for me. Try as I might, those hairy backsides just didn't light my fuse.

My disappointment was palpable. Strange things happened in the showers.

Sometimes if you weren't paying attention, Jeff Wittenauer would sneak up behind you and pee on you.  Since fresh urine is about the same temperature as the water coming out of the nozzles, you never felt a difference. If you weren't paying attention, the moment of dread occurred when you heard a bunch of cackling and laughter behind you.

Wittenauer was one of those guys who could shoot a stream of piss about twelve feet. He was kind of a piss sniper having figured out the earth's rotation before sending his golden arc with precision accuracy your way. The other problem with Wittenauer was there was no plan B. You couldn't just kick his ass because he was pretty tough. Two really angry kids thought they were going to get some revenge and decided to chase Wittenauer out of the shower, all lathered up, wet, and naked but unfortunately, this wasn't the movies and both of those kids got their asses kicked by Wittenauer.

So all of that was going on in high school. I never really toyed with the idea of becoming gay again, not until my mid 20's and a really nasty break up with an evil ex girlfriend of mine named Patty. I tried.

I just wasn't cut out for the gay life. With me, I guess it was a choice.

I have been harboring a far bigger secret, far longer than Jason Collins. Like Jason, I didn't pick this- it sort of picked me. I have never told anyone about this but I am prepared to reveal it now. If I take a courageous stand here, then perhaps others will feel free to be who they are. People can live their lives free of the fear that comes with incessant finger pointing and ridicule.

I, Frankenstein Government, have toenail fungus.  Nasty huh?

Being a world famous blogger and a role model comes with responsibility. For a lot of people out there struggling with fingernail and toenail fungus- I want to provide a beacon of hope. I want to deal with this head on- with courage.

When was the last time you read anywhere- a world famous blogger admitting that he had unsightly toenail fungus? I'll bet you I am the only one because it takes guts. Forget about those people who lay down their lives everyday so that we can be free. Real courage is telling people that you are gay, or that you have some unsightly disease like toenail fungus.

So I am going to be waiting, the rest of this week, for a call from the White House. Maybe Michelle will let me host one of those big fundraising dinners in 2014. I shall leave you with this. Everyone gets treated fairly- well unless you are a GM bondholder, taxpayer, border patrol agent, Benghazi diplomat, or Republican. This is what President Obama had to say about Jason Collins. More "forward" as President Obama shows the way.

The president said Americans should be proud that “this is just one more step in this ongoing recognition that we treat everybody fairly. And everybody’s part of a family, and we judge people on the basis of their character and their performance, and not their sexual orientation.”

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Even a Blind Squirrel Finds an Acorn Now and Then

A commenter left this link on a comment he had written to me on Huffington Post- which proves that only about 99.9% of that site is useless.

The United States is bankrupt.

From David Stockman. Excellent recap of the last 40 years. You can rest assured, despite the facts, that not one liberal on that site believes this.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Obama's Watergate, Benghazi

At least when Nixon lied, nobody died.

The most scandalous, pre-meditated, and cowardly act that I have ever seen a President do- occurred on Sept. 11, 2012.

The Benghazi Bombshell.

Four Americans were attacked over a 7 hour period at the consulate in Benghazi and left to die because President Obama didn't want a failed rescue that might have ruined his re-election chances. Instead, this coward that calls himself an American, let Americans die.

I will forever condemn Obama as the coward that he is. Don't get me wrong. I don't care what party affiliation Obama has. He is a coward. From the day he took office and gave the criminal bankers a pass- I always knew he was a coward. A traitor. That's really what he is.

So now the whistleblowers are coming forward. Members of the CIA, with attorneys, are going to testify. This after being threatened by the Obama administration and told to shut up.

Will the oligarch's media look the other way? I'm not sure it will matter. The truth is coming whether President Five Iron and his minions like it or not. They are already blaming Fox.

All they can do is ignore it, minimize and deflect.

The latest from Hot Air.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Threesome of Slow Death- The Sunday Collage

You don't know what you are missing, if you've never had it to begin with.
- Some mexican guy outside a gas station in Shakopee, Mn.

On Wednesday,  this past week, I signed up for one of those month to month memberships at a little golf course near my home. It was sunny on Wednesday but still windy and cool as it has been here most of this spring. I had to rent a cart because I just don't trust these old knees to hold out anymore.

I was striking the ball pretty well and moving right along when I ran into three people pulling hand carts somewhere midway down the 5th hole. These three golfers were terrible and they were slow. Being a terrible golfer is perfectly acceptable. I have nothing against terrible golfers because at some time in every golfer's life- we are all terrible. So I get that. But being terrible today is far different than being terrible 40 years ago.

You see 40 years ago, I too was a terrible golfer. I was a young man back then and even though I couldn't strike the ball well or accurately most of the time, I had been taught to let faster players play through. Letting other people play through was an acknowledgement that you were aware that somebody else was inhabiting the planet also- people other than yourself.

This phenomenon, or idea, that you should be concerned about people other than yourself was not uncommon.

Forty years ago, we were taught etiquette and if you didn't exercise good etiquette towards the players in front or behind you, often times you were reported. Sometimes, you were talked to. Sometimes, you were even kicked off the course for awhile. No appeals, no due process. Grow up and behave, or go play somewhere else. The golf course management did not give two shits about your green fees.

The point being, society forced you to behave like a courteous adult. Like it or not, this caused the self absorbed to be aware of and in most instances- be courteous to other people. You were taught to respect others absent stupid cliches' about earning respect. You just did it.

Teaching etiquette and courteous behavior towards other people, and this is certainly my opinion, was not unlike teaching civics to our children. In civics class you were taught how to be a responsible, respectful, citizen. You were taught morality and when life presented the opportunity to do the right thing you were adequately armed.

My personal belief is that you certainly have to teach courtesy, etiquette, and civics. Absent that, you have a bunch of morons running around trampling the rights of others, behaving like cavemen, and voting for morons who wouldn't know the meaning of "public service" if it kicked them in the balls.

There is another school of thought. It is the one where all instruction gets abandoned and everything is learned, allegedly, through experience. From wiki: Sudbury schools contend that valuessocial justice and democracy included, must be learned through experience[5][6][7][8] as Aristotle said: "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."[9] They adduce that for this purpose schools must encourage ethical behavior and personal responsibility. In order to achieve these goals schools must allow students the three great freedoms—freedom of choice, freedom of action and freedom to bear the results of action—that constitute personal responsibility.

The problem is obvious. Younger people are no longer taught a full agenda of courtesy, etiquette, and civics. These things are not learned from "experience" because there are no longer any consequences for being self absorbed. In fact, it is quite common for me to see young people screwing around on their cell phones completely absorbed in something else. This absent mindedness and self centered-ness is disrespectful at the very least and in the case of texting while driving- might actually get someone else killed. So in the above referenced model, society must suffer until such point in time, that the self absorbed grow a mature brain that acknowledges the rights of others.

I don't know about you- but I think making society wait while millions of self absorbed morons learn valuable lessons- is completely irresponsible. In fact, that's why we used to teach responsible behavior to begin with.

Here's a novel idea. We shouldn't need laws that tell us not to text and drive. Educating people in schools and at home about being good people and practicing good citizenship- should have taken care of the problem long before we had to call on our legislative morons.

Learning by doing is a great concept Aristotle...except that people don't always learn. And by the time you are chewing their ass for not letting you play through on the 8th hole- they are too busy defending themselves to learn anything. All they learn, they think, is that the old guy in the golf cart is an asshole.

I used to say and you are certainly free to steal this, "For everything you know, there was a time when you didn't know it." It certainly applies to today's self centered culture. Was our society always this bad? No, it wasn't. Kids actually welcomed the idea of learning how to behave so that they could have the privileges of playing golf and driving. As adults, they passed the lesson on and you can be sure that some still do.

After I played through the threesome of slow death and thanked them for finally allowing me to do so, I realized that they simply didn't know any better. You don't really know what courtesy, etiquette, and civics are unless somebody takes the time and effort to teach you. You don't even know you are being dis-courteous or if you do- you don't know enough to care. Up until such point, that some old man sticks a four iron up your ass and gets carted off in a squad car.

Fortunately, for the threesome of slow death, I know all of this. I was taught early. I have the perspective of seeing what happens when others are not given the same lessons that I had. Oddly, I feel kind of lucky and grateful. I also feel kind of sorry for them and our culture in general, but that's a perspective of mine that extends well beyond the confines of any golf course.

Have a great week!