Framing the Dialogue

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When The Dust Settles

It was interesting that when searching for an image representing anti -Semitism most of the results were anti-Semitic.

It was interesting that when searching for an image representing anti -Semitism most of the results were anti-Semitic.

I find it interesting how the media, Hollywood elitists, and anti-semites everywhere are treating the Israel – Hamas war.  So the good citizens of Gaza overwhelmingly vote Hamas into the leadership of their territory.  They support Hamas further by allowing the terrorist group to live within their community.  And by live within I mean store their rockets and bombs and cheer when Israel is attacked.  Hundreds of rockets are fired into Israel without provocation other than the barbarians intense hate of the Jewish state.  While only a few get through the defenses Israel finally has had enough and retaliates…and the world explodes…against Israel.  WOW!  Our weak-kneed White House occupant has never, to my knowledge, asked Hamas to stop the shelling, but always implores Israel to stop the killing.

Up Country

up countryNelson DeMille has become one of my favorite authors.  I only discovered his work a year or so ago, but he has never disappointed.  In Up Country  DeMille pulls from his experience fighting in Vietnam and I have to wonder how much detail revealed by character Paul Brenner was actually DeMille’s.

In the novel Brenner is a retired Army investigator from the Criminal Investigation Division.  He is asked by a former superior to investigate a crime.  The only problem is that the crime was perpetrated in Vietnam…thirty years ago.  So Mr. Brenner begins his journey back to his past on what seems to be a secret mission though he is suspicious that there is more to the investigation that he has been told.

Miracles and Massacres

miracles“I am growing increasingly fearful that our history is being lost to time…As time goes by and new generations come through our public schools, history will continue to fade.  It just doesn’t seem to be a priority anymore.  Most schools teach kids only to memorize dates and places and names.  In 1492 Columbus  sailed the ocean blue.  We no longer take the time to understand the why and how of anything because of the exaggerated importance placed on the where and when.”

You Lie

Obama-Lying-Book_There have been lots and lots of discussions and panels offering advice to Republicans regarding how to improve their brand. Some of the best “advice” comes from liberals who have absolutely NO desire to see Republican’s improve their lot with the electorate. It has been funny to me to watch these serious-faced pundits discuss Republicans as if they really wanted them to succeed. One only has to listen to their advice to know the truth behind their masks. They lie!

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

I was recently driving to a business appointment and was slightly, briefly lost (mostly because rural roads are notoriously not consistently marked) and saw a sign for the National Cemetery of The Alleghenies. Having been to Arlington and Gettysburg I was intrigued at the thought of a National Cemetery in what is essentially my backyard. I was early for my meeting so I took the ¾ mile detour to the cemetery.

Parsimony – War On Fox

Neither the lame-stream media nor the far left seem to know what to do about Fox News.  They both agree to some old fashioned blocking of the free press, but Fox is just too big and too popular, and thus has too big of a soapbox.  This latest folly from the Adulterated Press (AP) is cute, but worth parsing…

First the headline (with a link to the original story)…

Fox’s correspondent on front lines with Obama

…Now the story with my bold comments:

The REAL Vietnam History Lesson

General VoNguyen Giap:  General Giap was a brilliant, highly respected leader of the North Vietnam military. The following quote is from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam war memorial in Hanoi :

‘What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi . You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battle of TET. You defeated us!  We knew it, and we thought you knew it.  But we were elated to notice your media was helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!’ 

Saving The World

Many times as I read an article I find a few sentences that capture the essence of the piece. In “Phrase-e-ology” I’ll post some thought followed by key phrases. As always I’ll have a link (in blue) to the original article.  Sadly I find that the better, truer, more honest articles are found in British or Canadian media outlets.  The tilt of America’s lame-stream media is well documented and so far in the tank for liberals it is essentially no longer a “free press” that we can count on for news and information.  The recent victory by Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker has been covered though the import has been marginalized by the left media.  The actions by Alabama have been ignored exempt for the British Press;

News Briefs – Volume XXXII – True Lies

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories. This edition is all about lies that liers tell to lie to you;

Brief 1:  The attempt Tuesday to use a legal procedure to recall a governor who is not accused of illegal activities failed and Republican Governor Scott Walker won bigger than his original election.  Events (AND NEWS STORIES) leading up to the election seemed to predict a very tight race.  That’s the LIE.  Walker cruised to a win and now the democrat media machine is trying to make the win all about money.  They even are fudging the figures to make it look like the Republicans outspent the democrats.  This is BIG news and a BIG win for TEA Party folks.  If you want proof that this was a very important election look at this loaded quote from ABC Mews the day before the election;

1776

It’s not hard to guess what David McCullough’s book 1776  might be about. Besides the title, the cover painting featuring General George Washington kind of gave it away also. David McCullough provides a detailed portrait of the fledgling United States as they faced off against the formidable armies and navies of world leader Great Britain. Having grown up in a era when American history was taught in grade school I knew of some of the battles and troubles facing Washington. I even knew that his brilliant career got off to a rather rocky start, but the devil is in the details and McCullough provides many details in a very readable way.