Framing the Dialogue

Framing The Dialogue

The Big Book of Kombucha

A few months ago I’d never heard of kombucha. Now it’s a regular part of my diet.  Kombucha is a fermented tea that, by all accounts, is a very healthy beverage.  I just find it really refreshing and since I gave up sodas and artificial sweeteners, kombucha helps fill that void that water cannot accomplish.  My son got me started with a “daughter” of his SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) and a bit of his starter liquid shipped via the UPSP in multiple bags.  I started brewing in a one gallon jug and soon found that I was always running out so I now have two alternately going.  I brew mine for about 10 days, bottle/flavor and have secondary ferment for 4-5 days.  I love experimenting with flavors so enter…

Groundhog Day…Again and Again

Image result for jake tapper unhingedThis will be a short one.  Last week the lame-stream media went nuts over President Trump’s press conference…actually they became unhinged.  Perhaps taking a page from el Rushbo, President Trump predicted how the media would portray his performance at the press conference and did EXACTLY as he predicted.  The liberal PR department that is CNN became unglued during and mostly after the event.  The most egregious comments coming from Jake Tapper who is usually the most reasonable.  I guess CNN is rubbing off on poor ole Jake?  They just don’t like having their bias and fake news rubbed in their faces.

The Next Four Years…For Me

As Framing The Dialogue has entered into its ninth year things now have changed.  When B.H. Obama won in 2008, I didn’t protest; I didn’t throw rocks at police officers; I didn’t burn cars; I started a blog.  A blog, sadly, that very few people read, but that’s okay as I like writing it.  I was pretty dedicated to 3-4 posts per week and I still think many of them were pretty spot on.  My start in the blogosphere was jump started by George W Bush’s failure to articulate and defend conservative fiscal values…heck he really stopped practicing them in his second term.  The failure of Bush and the RINOs in Congress gave us the housing/financial crisis that contributed to the election of B.H. Obama.  I started Framing The Dialogue shortly thereafter.

Get Over It

trump-winsAs I’ve watched the news, read the papers, and listened to the radio over the past week since Donald J. Trump was elected to be our next President of the United States (POTUS), a few things strike me…well more than a few, but here they go:

  1. I am still in awe about how President-elect Trump suddenly became a racist, homophobe, woman-hating, muslim bashing, red neck as soon as became a threat to actually compete for the presidency.  The guy has been in the public eye for decades and I’ve never heard a peep about how bad he is/was until he became a Republican.  Hell even most establishment Republicans were against him…and that’s why he won!

Good News…A Rise In Unemployment!

carlinSometime I wonder why I try.  I understand that newspapers rely on wire services to fill their pages, but I really don’t understand how Pittsburgh’s “conservative” paper can include drivel from the Associated Press on their pages.  The headline (with link);

Employers add 156K jobs

So really this is an anemic amount of job growth which they can only muster a description of “decent” adjective by the writer.  The real story is that the unemployment rate rose “slightly”.  Here is the mother of all kickers and I’ll quote straight from the article here;

Right to Abort

texasAre you like me and getting tired of the incessant fight from folks who seem driven to kill unborn babies.  No matter how they want to frame the act as “right to choose” it’s still abortion…killing an unborn child.  I’ve heard pro-life pundit predict that history will look back on this period as a very dark period where millions and millions of babies were killed.  Think of how we now look back on slavery.  While I am not trying to equate the two, but you have to admit that ripping out a living child to end its life is at least as bad as slavery.

What’s In A Lie?

So if a person tells a lie, does that make HER a liar?  Liberal media curmudgeon, Charlie Rose, doesn’t seem to comprehend the concept and most discouraging to him is that Senator Marco Rubio won’t back down like most Republicans…

Smash The Hoax

One of the more difficult issues to broach with a liberal is the topic of man-made global warming. It is perhaps the left’s most glorious achievement; the solid way they have convinced a large portion of the population that the “sky is falling.” It is even more egregious than that because those who are “skeptics” (that’s classic framing-the-dialogue) because if you don’t agree you are a “skeptic” of the “settled science” rather than someone who has an opposing view. If you are lucky, being called a skeptic is the nicest label the religion of global warming will place on your soul.