There’s Truth in the Suffix


I want to thank Harvey for sending me this one.  I think it says a lot…

AmerI-CAN

Republ-I-CAN

Democ-RAT

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Tom Clancy Understands (Part Three)


You know, I really do think Mr. Clancy does understand what it is we want from our political “leaders”.

“Ladies and gentlemen, that’s why your duty tomorrow to elect the right people to serve you is so important.  Many of you operate your own business and you hire people to work for you.  Most of you own your own homes, and sometimes you hire plumbers, electricians, carpenters to do work for you.  You try to hire the right people for the work because you pay for that work, and you want it done right.  When your child is sick, you try to pick the best physician – and you pay attention to what that doctord does ahd how well he or she does it.  Why? Because there is nothing more important to you than the life of your child.

America is also your chil.  America is a country forever young.  America needs the right people to look after her.  It is your job to picke the right people, regardless of party, or race, or gender, or anything otehr than talent and inegrity.”

Yes, I really do think Mr. Clancy understands what America is all about.  But what does it say about our country, when the most truthful statements about politics, can only come from a fictional character? 

Have we really slipped that far from where our Founding Fathers set us out to be?  Have we taken their sacrifice, and cheapened it with our “Politics of Greed” and “Cult of Personality”?

Because one thing is for certain – we’re no longer about setting out to make something of yourself, but trying more and more to create a system which will take care of you.

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Tom Clancy Understands (Part Two)


Still more great readin from Mr. Clancy in his “Executive Orders”

“It is not my job to take your money and give it back.  It is my job to take what money I must have to protect and serve you – and do that job as efficientyly as possible.  Government service may be an important duty, and a great responsibility, but it is not supposed to be a blessing for those who serve.  It is your government servants who are supposed to sacrifice for you, not you who sacrifice for them.”

Folks – I just don’t think Obama would be able to stomach having to make such a speech.  And even if he did…. would we believe him?

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Tom Clancy Understands (Part One)


If you know me, you know I love to read.  And from time to time, I pick up a military novel.  This time, “Executive Order”.

I’d like to share a page I was reading today – because Mr Clancy is very good at having Jack Ryan (great character), explain what it means to be an American.

“Thomas Jefferson wrote that governments derive their just powers from the consent o the governed.  That’s you.  The Constitution is something you should all reasd.  The Constitution of the United States was not written to tell you what to do.  The Constitution establishes the relationship among the three branches of government.  It tells the government what it may do, and it also tells the government what it may not do.  The government mayu not restrict your speech.  The government may not tell you how to pray.  The government may not do a lot of things.  Government is a lot better at taking things away than it is at giving, but most of all, the government does not empower you.  You empower the government.  Ours is a government of the people.  You are not a people who belong to the government.”

You know what… I think I like reading this Mr. Clancy.

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DC Asylum presents “Executive Orders Solve Everything”


(Nancy):  Your Presidency… you told us the American people didn’t care about process…

(Obama):  And they don’t…trust me.

(Nancy):  Well, it seems they are VERY interested in one part of the process

(Obama):  And what would that be?

(Nancy):  Article One, Section Four, Clause One

(Obama):  And what would that be?

(Nancy):  Your Presidency – you mock me – we both know I am refering to the mandate that federal elections occur on Tuesday after the first Monday in November…

(Obama):  November…No-vember… NO-vember….sounds like a month named after Republicans, doesn’t it.

(Nancy):  Your Presidency – what are we going to do?  We can’t afford to loose the House – we still have so much more to take over..I mean, take on..

(Obama):  Here you go Nancy… let me sign this Executive Order – your problems are solved.

(Nancy) I don’t understand…

(Obama):  It’s easy – by Executive Order, I decree all calenders to now only contain 11 months.  We just drop November.

Just remember folks – after the French Revolution, they redesigned the entire calender.  In fact, so have a number of other “Revolutions”.   So why would this be any different?

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You Know Life Has Changed When …


Well, I’m on the low side of the 40s, and after roaming through different adventures in life(parachute logo – hint, hint), I finally settled down.

Today, I am the father of a four year old – who has told me “When his next birtday happens, he will be a teen-ager”.

Then there’s his brother – just turned one, and more than ready and eager to follow his brother’s footsteps.

You know life has changed… when the best part of the day is being able to it down with your son and play Lego Star Wars on the WII.

Now, for the longest time, I’ve always looked forward to one day owning a Harley Davidson.  No just any old bike, but a Hot that calls out to the road.  And then live life like a Bob Seeger song.

You know life has changed… when you find yourself thinking about a long motor home, and rolling along that long black ribbon, with the wife riding shotgun, listening to the boys in the bunk overhead, as they laugh and enjoy every moment.

And maybe, after the sun goes down and everyone has dozed off … I’ll slide my favorite Seeger CD into the player.

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DC Asylum presents (H.G. Wells “Time Machine”, starring Snow-Bama


(Fade in …)

(Commentator):  During last week’s episode of H.G Wells “Time Machine”, our hero Barack and his trusty side-kick went back to the turn of the century to make things right

(Barack):  Well Joe, we did a good job of saving convincing the President he needed to save the makers of the Horse Saddle from going out of business

(Joe):  Yeah – and it only cost 3 billion dollars

(Barack):  Cost isn’t important Joe…what’s important is making sure the saddle makers don’t go out of business…. it would be devastating to the economy.

(Joe): Yeah – damn those horse-less carriages.  Don’t they know those things are going to be bad for the environment?

(Barack):  Well Joe.. our work here is done…but our real work is never done!

(Joe): Yeah – so we are we going now?

(Barack):  We’re going to jump forward in time a little bit… seems the Propellor Makers are going to go out of business and we have to save them as well.

(Joe): Yeah – damn those jet engines – don’t they know those are bad for the environment?

(Commentator):  Join us next week as we continue on with the adventures of Barack and Joe – Saving everyone, because… they deem it necessary!

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What Will Obama do About Iran?


Some folks who stop by here, might not be old enough to remember growing up in the 80s.  Sure, 20 years ago, might not sound like a long time ago, but apparently it is.  Apparently, if I remember the “auto-biographies” Snowbama claims to have written, he was probably drinking, smoking some weed, snorting some coke, but “not doing heroin”.

See, thirty years ago, we sat in abject silence as Carter floundered in his response.  How a proud American felt shamed watching our embassy get overthrown by a crowd of radical students.  How each day went by and we still couldn’t believe America, superpower that it was, was unable to rescue our own citizens.  Yeah… we’ve danced a round or two with Iran.

And during those same days, there were thousands of nuclear weapons pointed at us.   And we had thousands pointed right back.  It seems this is another lesson Snowbama has forgotten.  The strategic concept of “MAD”.

Mutual Assured Destruction.

In other words, you pull your trigger, we’re going to do the same.  Everybody looses, nobody wins.  And as insane as that may sound, apparently it worked, because the last time I looked, none is walking around at night, glowing like a street lamp.

And now Snowbama’s own admin is saying they don’t have any comprehensive strategy for dealing with a nuclear powered Iran.  Does he need one? Oh yeah.

Is there one?  Oh yeah.  Actually… I have two.  The first is “FLAT” and the second is “GLASS”

“Firm Limits Against Threats” and “Gauranteed Lessons After Superpower Strikes”.

In other words… they want to build nuclear capabilities.  Interesting.  They want to continue to threaten to use them against Iran.   And let’s not forget, by 2015, Iran will have ICBMs which can reach the U.S.

Yes, that’s right – the strategic plan I would propose is simple: Stop building your bomb, stop threatening your neighbors.  Or else feel the full ramifications of your country be hit so it is FLAT GLASS.

Of course, Snowbama and I don’t exactly see eye to eye on this one.  He’s introducing his own nuclear deterant strategy – “White House Insists More Pleas Expecting Results”.

Call it…. WHMPER

Any one want need a clue on why letting Iran have a nuclear bomb is definitly low on the Bright-Ideas list?

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What would Sun Tzu Say


Well, it seems the some of the liberals want to infiltrate the Tea Party..  Oh boy – now I’m trembling in my boots.

They say they have 65 “leaders” across the nation.  “Leaders”?  Let’s see what they are wanting to do.  First, they want to “infiltrate”.  Whyt?  So they can “Dismantle” the movement..

I suppose one of these so called “leaders” was at a Chineese resteraunt and when they asked for their fortune cookie, cracked it open and read a famous Sun Tzu quote: “All War is Based on Deception”.

Who knows – maybe some of them really think they are going to make a difference.  When I read the article, I laughed.  They say they are trying to emulate Martin Luther King, and use “non-violent” techniques to bring down the Tea Party.    Correct me if I’m wrong, but neither M-L-K or Ghandi advocated joining the enemy in the hopes of bringing about the demise of the oppressor.  If they did, wouldn’t that be the same as M-L-K saying the best way to win the Civil Rights struggle would be for everyone to join the K-K-K and then work to convince the Grand Dragon to join the NAACP?

I wonder where they get their ideas.

Maybe it really is the fortune cookie.  Or maybe they actually picked up a book by Sun Tzu.  I can almost see it – some pinhed liberal reading Sun Tzu’s quotes and getting all excited, and squeeling “I’ve found a way to stop the Tea Party”.

Sun Tzu once wrote: ‘Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness.  Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness.  Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fae”

Yes… I can see that the people who want to “infiltrate the Tea Party” really are thinking they have a chance to be the “directore of their opponent’s futrure”.

Only one thing – the Tea Party is not a party.  It’s not like you can join it, work your way to the top, and then decide to spring some far-flung agenda on your troops (of course, this is what Andy Stern and Snowbama do, so it doesn’t surprise me that other liberals think this is the way to go).

No – the Tea Party is not a party.  It is a passion.  It is a reflection of your conviction.  It is a mindset.  Trying to “infiltrate” to disassemble, would be the same as an atheist liberal joining the church, becoming a preacher, and then hoping to be able to teach Sunday school, so he could prove “there is no God”.

The point is this – you can’t infiltrate something which is a reflection of core principles.  I can’t “infiltrate” telling the truth, nor can I “infiltrate” a sense of standing up for what is right.  Infiltrate means the person is being deceptive.  The Tea Party is about genuine concern, and genuine anger.  It is about being angry with the direction the country is gonig.  How are you supposed to “infiltrate” somethin like this?

How?  Easy – lie.  Not only to those around you, but to yourself.  Lie.  Say you believe in one thing, but seriously believe in another.  But “Infiltrate”?  Their idea has no more chance of success than the Muslim Jihandist who diecides to “infiltrate” the Rabbi’s office.

Let’s face it.  Infiltrate is build on lying, and not being honest.  At it’s core… infiltrating those who disagree with you, is the last resort for someone who no longer knows how to answer any portion of criticism.

Well… Infilitrate is what they want to.  And like I wrote earlier…maybe this is become some have read a “special” fortune cookie.  Remember that quote I wrote from Sun Tzu?  True, he said you can become the director of your opponent’s future.  But go back and read the quote. It says “subtle”, “formlesness”, “mysterious” – these are the keyst to being able to way the fate of your opponent.

Here’s another quote by Sun Tzu:

‘If ignorant of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril”.  Let’s face it, the Liberals are ignorant of what is driving the Replublican anger. Tthey are ignorant to what it will take to fix the problem.  They are ignorant of the conceptual reality of the world they live in.

And when “ignorant”?  They are certain to be in peril.

So… let the liberal come in and infiltrate the conservatives.  But you know what?  I’m not worried about “misinformation”.  The truth stands on its own.  I’m not worried about a group which is going to try to dismantle “a passion, a deep belief”.  Nor am I worried about a group which can not “answer, nor nake retort” to the objections I raise.  As for them – they are the ones who have been infiltrated.  Infiltrated by the spirit of deny.  Infiltrated by the spirit of “can’t let him get better in life since I’m not able to”.  Infiltrated by the confusing thoughts of “we can stop Passion by making it embarassing.

Folks – our plan is smiple.  Dont be intimidated.  Don’t allow yourself to be infiltrated.  And never be afraid of speaking the truth.

Speak truth – infiltrate is not “truth”.  Speak truth.  Live in truth.  Stand in truth.  Walk in truth.  None of which can be applied by those who want to apease.

Just rememer Sun Tzu “If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.”

Beliefve the “intimadation” = Peril.  Peril of believing telling a lie can some how make it true.

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