Framing the Dialogue

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Blinded By The D.C. Lights

While many of us conservatives are not the least bit surprised that Democrat leaders don’t understand the hopes, fears, desires, expectations we have for our country, I have been more than a little surprised at the blindness of so many Republicrats to the same issues.  As a registered Republican (though not for long – can you say independent) I was rather discouraged when our presidential nominee was ordained long before the primary in my state.  Even more perplexing was the fact that Democrat voters and pundits had more say in that selection than millions of registered Republicans.  The turnout in the 2008 election is a testament to the disgust many of us felt, though I swallowed and voted for Palin/McCain.

I Dream of Health Care

In approximately 72 hours President Barack Hussein Obama’s wish will likely come true when socialized medicine-lite is passed.  Obama wishes and Pelosi crosses her arms, blinks and one sixth more of the United States economy is under federal government control.  Unfortunately this is not a humorous sit-com.

Like most Americans I do not want government involved in every aspect of my life and I am against this health care bill.  I can say “like most Americans” because most Americans are against the passage of this bill.  Democrats in Congress and Obama don’t care what we don’t want.  They obviously know what is best for us.  They can spin about how much this is pared down, but we all know that this is the camel’s nose under the tent. 

That Guy

If you have worked anywhere you have probably run into that guy (or girl) sometime in your career.  Terry was the name (name changed to protect the innocent) of “that guy” at one of my recent jobs.  I would describe him as young, well dressed, very good looking, very personable, great to talk to, funny, a good listener, and someone everybody likes.  Terry started in our sales department. 

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. 

The Unfinished Sentence

I love Chinese food.  Sometimes it is an adventure trying some new food, but I have had great experiences as these restaurants.  A favorite part of the dining experience is getting the fortune cookie with the bill at the end of the meal.  I should clarify that I enjoy getting the cookie not the bill.  It can be fun sharing your fortune with your dining partners.

Over the years, I have collected some of my favorite fortunes even though many no longer are “fortunes.”  There is a game that you can play with your fortunes by simply adding the phrase “in bed” after you have read yours.  It certainly adds some humor to the meal, but you may NOT want to do this with work colleagues or young children.

Post Card From the Edge – Health Care Reform

You may have gathered from reading my posts (Thank you so much for coming back) that I listen to a lot of talk radio.  A recurring theme that I have noticed lately is when the host “goes to the phones” to talk to callers.  Many have been asking about what to do next.  They have attended protests, called their elected officials, they e-mail, they get frustrated.  A local host (Glen Meakem) made a suggestion recently that is a great idea.

All We Are Is Dust In The Wind

The lyrics to Kansas’ famous power ballad, Dust In The Wind, describes to me how our elected officials and American elitists must think about us.

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see

We are drops of water in an endless sea, all we are is dust in the wind.  How many of you have called, written, faxed, or e-mailed your congressman?  Over the years, I have done this numerous times (I am more of an e-mailer).  My e-mails usually generate the “automatic” reply thanking me for my comments and that Senator Representman would soon reply.