Framing the Dialogue

Archive for June, 2009

South Park Conservatives

How are God and Barack Obama similar…Neither has a birth certificate

How is God different than Barack Obama…Obama gets better press coverage

How is God different than Barack Obama…God does not think he is Obama

How is God different than Barack Obama…Liberals love Obama

How is God different than Barack Obama…God asks for only 10% of your money

How is God different than Barack Obama…God’s plan to save us is actually written down for people to read.

I Think Continually of Those…

I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul’s history
Through corridors of light where the hours are suns,
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire,
Should tell of the spirit clothed from head to foot in song.
And who hoarded from the spring branches
The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms.
What is precious is never to forget
The delight of the blood drawn from ancient springs
Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth;
Never to deny its pleasure in the simple morning light,
Nor its grave evening demand for love;
Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother
With noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.

Separated at Birth – Scarecrow/Pelosi

I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers
Consultin’ with the rain.
And my head I’d be scratchin’ while my thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I only had a brain.
I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le,
In trouble or in pain.
With the thoughts you’ll be thinkin’ you could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain.
Oh, I could tell you why The ocean’s near the shore.
I could think of things I never thunk before.
And then I’d sit, and think some more.
I would not be just a nothin’ my head all full of stuffin’
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
If I only had a brain.

True American Hero – Charles Krauthammer

One of my favorite newscasters is Fox News’ Brit Hume and Special Report was a frequent place for me to get my “Fair and Balanced” news.  Within that newscast Brit usually had three journalists who discussed current events as the “Fox All-Star” panel.  The panel always offered balanced opinions which in the eyes of the Main Stream Media (MSM) made it look conservative.  Funny how perspective can skew your vision and make you miss the obvious.

Spanish Dagger

“Spanish dagger is one of the many folk names for that striking, statuesque plant, Yucca glauca…Spanish dagger can be seen along roadsides, in pastures and meadows, and across the arid plains.  A plant of great and varied utility in many native cultures, it has supplied food, drink, medicine, clothing, footwear, and even construction materials.”

Spanish Dagger is also another in the bestselling series of China Bayles mysteries.  I have enjoyed these novels throughout the years as China Bayles and her friends solve murders.  They are  light, relaxing reads.  Author Susan Wittig Albert avoids graphic descriptions of violence so if you are the least be squeamish this is a novel for you. 

A Frog As A Metaphor

A “FROG” that constantly changes colour is being worshipped as a GOD in by the Main Stream Media (MSM).  Hundreds of curious followers flock to network television every day to pray and ask for miracles and handouts.  None of the country’s MSM desire to study the rainbow frog.  But alternative media keeps the creature in a glass house and under a spotlight after finding it while it ran for office out of Chicago. 

Alternative media said: “Our one problem is that this frog does not appear to listen to reason. I keep trying to feed it information, data and proof, but it doesn’t eat anything. I don’t know what else to give it.”

Separated At Birth – Hermy/Geithner

We all remember Hermy the misfit elf.  Hermy did not fit in with the other elves in Santa’s workshop since he did not like to make toys.  He could only think about being a dentist and often screwed up toys because he could not concentrate on his task.  He ran away with Rudolf to find fame and fortune and, of course, to become a dentist.  Hermy and Rudolf made their way to the Island of misfit toys where they, as misfits themselves, fit in nicely.

A Quick Look Back…and Ahead

It has been just over six months since I started Framing the Dialogue.  Here I am writing my 162nd posting as I sit on my gradio (grass patio or as some would call it my yard).  Wireless Internet is a great thing!

I recently checked my Google stats and Framing the Dialogue has had over 300 unique visitors since Google has started tracking this site and most of them have been from the United States.  Oddly enough, I have had visits from the Czech Republic (their president was one of my True American Heroes), the Netherlands, Spain (I visited there when I was in high school many years ago…maybe they remember me), Belgium, France, Poland, Australia, Great Britain (another of my True American Heroes, Daniel Hannan, hails from England), and Canada.

Throwing the Elephant

In a nutshell, the elephant is your boss and throwing him is another way of saying managing him.  In Throwing the Elephant, Stanley Bing offers a humorous way to “Manage Up.”  That is what caught my eye about the book and lured me to read it.  We do not often choose our bosses or elephants, and I have run across more than a few who needed to be managed. 

Brush Back Pitch

The pitcher shakes off the sign from his catcher as the batter steps into the box.  He shakes off another sign and the catcher trots out to the mound to talk to his young pitcher.  The second baseman joins the discussion until the umpire calls for the game to resume.  Here is the stretch and the pitcher throws a fastball high and inside.  The batter has to leap backward to avoid being hit by the pitch.  The batter glares at the pitcher and says something to the catcher as he re-enters the box.