Framing the Dialogue

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Indefensible (in·de·fen(t)-sə-bəl )

The dictionary defines indefensible as:

1. Incapable of being maintained as right or valid

2. Incapable of being justified or excused .

indefensibleSynonyms: inexcusable, inexpiable, insupportable, unforgivable, unjustifiable, unpardonable, unwarrantable

This is where I usually start the examples and I will soon.  The muse for this post was a commercial shown on Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren’s show last night.  The commercial was from a group opposed to Stand Your Ground Laws throughout the United States.  The images and sound in the commercial exploit the Zimmerman/Martin killing in Florida.  I began to think of the number of issues that the left/progressives/liberals/Democrats oppose that make the most sense to the rest of us.  Here we go!

If We Can Save One Child

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

– – H.L. Menken – –

My Country Tis Of ME

I am not totally shocked that Mitt Romney lost.  I felt uneasy going in, but really was hopeful that folks would at least recognize that Obama’s policies were and are bad for America.  Living in Pennsylvania we Republicans never have a say in who is nominated for president.  I certainly did not like Mitt, but grew to respect him and like the ticket when he added Paul Ryan.  Obviously not everyone agreed as many conservatives stayed home and many voted for others.  Reading the news and reports since the election there seems to be plenty of blame to go around the Republican camp.  One thing that bothers me about the Republicans is how all of the crap comes out AFTER we lose.  The crap is carefully hidden.

Shall Not Be Infringed

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

About a year ago there was a tragedy near where I live.  A mentally disturbed man started shooting at the psychiatric hospital killing a young man.  The tragedy hit home even more when it was discovered that his sister had also been murdered a year earlier.  She was also shot.  The family recently held an event to raise money “to prevent gun violence.”  That is understandable, but I couldn’t help but wonder why just “gun violence?”  Why not all violence?  Why not try to stamp out violent people?  Why not try to have psychotics taken off of the streets?  It may sound trite, but guns don’t kill people…people kill people.  Do you doubt that a murderer will no longer murder if they cannot get a pistol?

Ever Wonder Why?

Starting a book like this is a daunting task.  Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite writers and I marvel at the ease in which he dissects complex subjects in a very practical and entertaining way.  Ever Wonder Why is a collection of past articles and “other controversial essays” covering race relations, taxes, black history month, public education, the media, and much more.  Because of the format, none of the articles is more than three pages and sometimes the subject left me wanting more from Sowell.

Recipe For Disaster

As we were preparing for our daughter’s graduation party, I was looking for a recipe to make olive tapenade,  I came across this unusual Emanuel family recipe. 

This is a very adaptive recipe and you have been forced-fed this on numerous occasions.  The most recent adaptation of this recipe was the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  This doughbill weighed in at a hefty 1,100 pages to Rep. John Boehner’s dismay

 

Expected modifications to the recipe include Universal Healthcare, Gun Control, Fairness Doctrine, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Cap & Trade, and Global Warming.