Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘acorn’

Mike’d Up

No longer relegated to 60 Minutes or Dateline NBC to nab crooks, perverts, and household scammers.  Extra-ordinary citizens have become empowered to expose corruption and lies that the main stream media will not.   Perhaps the worst type of people are those who present a public image, but when the “cameras” are off they expose themselves among friends and like-minded people.  Sometimes the “cameras”, microphones, or even cell phones are still recording and I would like to celebrate those who venture to expose the true feelings of elitists.  The weird thing about Bill Clinton was that I always had this feeling that he was this type of person, but I have been shocked that there had never been a smoking gun tape showing this.  Either he is genuine or is really good…I feel that he is really good.

Oktober Surprise

In politics the vaunted “October Surprise” has been a powerful tactic to turn the tide of past elections.  Perhaps the most infamous was the charges leveled against George W. Bush by CBS News and Dan Rather in the run up to the 2004 presidential election.  CBS News and Rather aired a hit piece stating that “W” only really served in the National Guard to avoid a stint in Vietnam.  Rather’s dramatic use of documents from the National Guard came back to haunt him as bloggers quickly and easily identified the documents as forged and faked.  How embarrassing that a national news organization was unable to determine the legitimacy of documents while folks sitting at home could. 

My Turn At Bat

Sorry this is not a baseball post.  Those of us living in Pittsburgh with the hapless Pirates; holders of the longest losing streak of all professional sports (17 years and counting) don’t talk about much about professional baseball.  Our president gave his first pitch at a State of the Union speech and apparently did not hit the strike zone.  I confess to not watching as I could not bear to see Ms. Pelosi popping up every 30 seconds, Obama’s use of the words “I” or “me” a gazillion times or his unusual speech pattern whistling his S’s.  The fact that he is on television every 17 hours giving a speech did not weigh in his favor either.  I played tennis on our Wii (I achieved “Pro” status during his speech).

Separated At Birth – Whiplash/Holder

Whiplash - Holder

Snidely Whiplash was the tireless antagonist to Canadian Mountie, Dudley Do-Right, in the 1960s cartoon.  The tireless villain in the cartoon melodrama often made Nell Fenwick the object of his schemes where she often ended up tied to a railroad track.  Often foiled by Do-Right, Snidely never gave up his machinations to do evil.  Whiplash was portrayed as a bright yet evil man who was often beaten by a lesser Dudley.  One senses that the dual for “right” had been going on long before the series.

Insanity (in – san – i – tee)

Insanity is defined as:

  1. the screamthe condition of being insane; a derangement of the mind.
  2. such unsoundness of mind as affects legal responsibility or capacity.
  3. extreme folly; senselessness; foolhardiness.

Synonyms:  dementia, lunacy, madness, craziness, mania, aberration

What does Einstein think:

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”

Can you use it in a sentence?

One needs to look no further than Washington D. C. for plenty of examples of insanity.

Socialism (soh-shuh-liz-uhm)

Socialism is defined as:

Socialism 2“an economic system of government which advocates state ownership of the means of production with equal distribution of goods among the people.”

  • Socialist governments own the banks, car companies, farmlands, factories, and stores, and is the only employer and consequently owns the means of production.  The government controls all investments, production, distribution, income, and prices, as well as all organizations, schools, news media and formerly private societies.
  • Socialism is the antithesis of capitalism, opposes private ownership of capital or land, and rejects the free market in favor of central planning. 

True American Hero – Rep. Michele Bachmann

michelle-bachmanUnfortunately for Minnesota, they are recently most known for having a former boa-wearing wrestler as a governor and a tax-evading, “comedy” writer as their newest senator.  There is a bright spot withing the land of 10,000 lakes beside Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty and she is Representative Michele Bachmann.

Rep. Bachmann first appeared on my radar when she spoke out strongly about the 2010 census.  The federal government has a constitutional authority to conduct a count of the number of citizens:

True American Heroes – Andrew Breitbart

breitbartAndrew Breitbart seems to be doing what most of the news media will not do…bring us the news.  Maybe the media never did it and there were not alternative sources like Breitbart.  Breitbart has been at the forefront of the recent exposure of ACORN as a corrupt organization.  To be fair, Glen Beck and Bill O’Reilly have been investigating and reporting on ACORN for a while.  Their problem was that their reports were full of detail and facts. 

Autumn Approaches and Acorns Are Falling

My family went on a nature hike last weekend and I noticed that many of the oak trees are dropping their acorns.  Happy Fall days are here for deer and squirrels, but not so great for ACORN (“Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now”). 

Although long ignored by the main stream (drive by) media, recent investigations by two journalists have finally blown the lid on the “alleged” corruption of this organization.  Both Glen Beck and Bill O’Reilly have investigated and broadcast some of the unseemly tactics of this organization, but it took videos taped by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles.