Framing the Dialogue

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Stockholm Syndrome

I was recently watching one of my favorite shows, Always Sunny In Philadelphia. In one episode the main characters were held hostage by some local bullies and one of the hostages talked about Stockholm Syndrome and even began to exhibit symptoms. Stockholm Syndrome is where hostages who have been held for a long time begin to share the values and beliefs of those who are holding them captive. I have a very healthy disrespect for the main-stream media as water-carriers for the Democrats and liberal causes, but I have begun to feel sorry for them. I do believe that they may actually have Stockholm Syndrome.

Three Faces of Barry

I am going to allege something that may shock you.  I have observed a national politician who may change his message based on the audience to which he is speaking.  Some, including me, would call this type of behavior two-faced.  If you read the title you probably have a guess to whom I am speaking…our President Obama.  Politicians have always done this and pretty much gotten away with it, but Mr. Obama has perhaps taken the “skill” to a new level and is in many cases “three-faced.”  Building on his most favored status in the lame-stream media and his Pied Piper-like hypnosis over his minions he seems unabashed and does not even attempt to hide this form of politics.  I guess if it keeps working he’ll keep doing it.

Cleveland Rocks

The Mini Getaway series is about some of our mini vacations of no more than a long weekend:

Being from Pittsburgh we have many nicknames and jokes about Cleveland or the Mistake On The Lake.  When my wife first suggested a trip to Cleveland I wondered what she had been drinking and how much.  We had been there a few times for my son’s high school crew races, but we were in and out and didn’t really do any sightseeing.  It was one of the nicer races for spectators.