Framing the Dialogue

Archive for June, 2014

Telling the Truth Is A Revolutionary Act

This campaign ad by Lenar Whitney is frank and is sure to foment the lamestream media into a frenzy of insults.  Congratulations or her spine and speaking her beliefs.  I just wish she had used the term “man-made global warming” instead of “global warming.”  When we use their words they already have a leg up.

City of Bones

city of bonesWe were sitting visiting my mother in the hospital.  She was asleep so we were talking and my sister recommended this novel as it was “a bit like the Hunger Games,” a series that I liked.  I happened to just finish a book and though I have shelves full of books to read I decided to download this one.  I have a Kindle app on my iPad and proceeded to read the book…and read the book…and read the book.  It was very entertaining!

One Nation

one nationThis is the newest non-fiction from Ben Carson who came into my awareness when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013.  The speech was “controversial” in that he spoke frankly and succinctly about the problems facing America.  The press went nuts because President and Mrs. Obama were also sitting at the front table and many lamented at Ben Carson’s uncivil remarks which were taken as criticism of Obama’s policies.  That’s the way I took them and I loved it.  There has been a groundswell of calls for Dr. Carson to run for public office and only he and his family can make that momentous decision.  In many ways I hope that he does run, but for his sanity he really needs to pray over that decision.

Jokes Every Man Should Know

jokes every manSo I am reading this in bed and a number of times I actually laugh out loud.  By the way thank you Son Steinberg!  My wife asks what’s so funny and wants to hear the joke.  I don’t want to read it to her for two reasons; she could read it herself and she would certainly NOT like the joke.  The title is; Jokes Every Man Should Know and there should be emphasis on the “Man.” in the title.  Most women would not find some of the humor very entertaining.  I did!

The Dead and Those About to Die

the dead“He had developed two strong opinions about any invasion:  the beach was death and inertia was the mortal enemy of success.  ‘In a landing operation, there are two classes of men that may be found on the beach, those who are already dead and those who are about to die.”

– – Colonel George Taylor

Yahoo Pissing On Our Leg and Telling Us It’s Raining

Read the sub-heading under the YaHeadline…

Yahoo Gassssss

Yahoo Pissing On Our Leg and Telling Us It’s Raining. Aren’t you so relieved that you can now not be afraid of gas prices north of $4.00 per gallon? Four dollars is not so bad. Hey Yahoo, why are folks driving fewer miles?  Perhaps because they cannot AFFORD to drive more?  Maybe fewer and fewer and fewer folks are working so they have no real reason to drive.  Can those citizens afford the higher gas prices?

Exceptionalism Union Style

obama exceptionalismThis was from PoliPundit on Obama and American Exceptionalism;

Obama, when he’s not campaigning for re-election:

“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”

Obama, when he’s campaigning for re-election:

obamaexceptional“It’s worth noting that I first arrived on the national stage with a speech at the Democratic convention that was entirely about American exceptionalism and that my entire career has been a testimony to American exceptionalism.”

To which James Taranto responds:

The Gate House

gate houseAuthor Nelson DeMille has become one of my favorite writers.  His characters are wonderful and the leading man is often somewhat irascible which makes for some interesting dialogues and asides.  In The Gate House, John Sutter returns home after ten years to his small, affluent hometown of the Gold Coast of Long Island.  Sutter fled after a series of events brought down his world and he is not all that happy about running into relatives and former relatives as he arrives to visit a dying friend from whom he rents space at her house.


bleachers“He knew Rake would have a lecture if he got the close enough to hear it.  Maybe his death would kill the demon that dogged him, but he had his doubts.”

Bleachers is a story about the impending death of a very popular high school football coach.  The small town hero was also a very successful coach and so became an icon in the community and in turn rather powerful.  In this powerful novel by John Grisham many of Rake’s former players wind their way home as they hear about their coach’s poor health including Neely Crenshaw who was the best quarterback to play at the high school.  The generations of football players find themselves waiting together on the seats of their football field and recounting their exploits including some darker sides to their careers.