Tuesday, June 15, 2010


We troll the aisles of Aldi and Wal-mart. At Aldi we loaded up on 12 grain bread reduced to $1 from $1.79. Bought case of 12 Flavored Coffee Creamers @ .30 each reduced from $1.79 each. Origin 75% chocolate pieces @ .50 reduced from $2.79 ( after tasting at home mom regrets not scooping up all - if we were true born Fayette Countians we would have just ripped open a pack in the store for taste test). Caramelized cocoa bits added the finishing touch to the Sao Tome pieces. Strawberries were reduced from $3.00 to $1.25 per quart. And Angel Food Cake reduced to $1.00, ½ price. Then at checkout mom whipped out her letter from Aldi’s main office giving us a $2.78 credit (credit was because she complained about misleading salt level in the low-salt, “Fit N Active” chicken soup). On to Wal-Mart (blessed be that name) where she scored a 100% cotton flannel shirt reduced to $1.00 from $10.00 and a Campion plant reduced to $1.75 from $5.50 (who cares if it was partially brown and wilted - 2 flowers still boomed.

Why do we need to bottom feed? Because we see the handwriting on the wall. If you look at ‘The Wons’ new initiative below, pushed by Michelle, you will see of all the above would be outlawed except for the 12 Grain Bread (which mom hates).

What was the best bargain of the 2-store bottom-feeder shopping trip? Observing the majority of over-feeders ( and few non-feeders) putting their corpulent ( or underweight) goods on display packed into impossibly tight clothes. Such amusement and good laughs keep us young and healthy ( Michele Obama would be proud of us keeping fit just by using our eyes, jawing our jeers and chuckling without reducing our intake of food).

Last week, with little fanfare, among the ever deteriorating oil spill crisis, the White House quietly noted the issuance of an “Executive Order " - don’t need no stinkin Congress to make law no more.1. Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council", in which the president, citing the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America” is now actively engaging in "lifestyle behavior modification" for American citizens that do not exhibit "healthy behavior." At least initially, the 8 main verticals of focus will include: smoking cessation; proper nutrition; appropriate exercise; mental health; behavioral health; sedentary behavior; substance-use disorder; and domestic violence screenings. Eventually we fully anticipate that the program will also target such wholesome activities as screening for precious metal holdings, monthly minimum usage of available revolving credit (and a minimum threshold thereto) and the susceptibility of an individual to stay current on one's mortgage. Additionally, the president will establish yet another Advisory Group, composed of "experts" picked from the public health field, and one which tracks the successful uptake by the US population of the precepts for a better functioning society that the president deems important. Cosmo culture has just been adopted by the White House, where Big Brother is now in the business of counting calories, and soon, your bars of gold.”

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Truth to the Lie

From someone in the liberal world, where reality is reversed, I borrow a phrase from the friend of Thomas Frank, political commentator. Whether in context or not, the quote reminds me that we live in a time that involves a “broad re-education in villainy.”

The villain, in truth, is liberalism, a powerful and politically motivated ideology designed to “fundamentally transform” America into some version of a Communist, socialist, European, politically correct and progressive country. The villainy indeed intends for sweeping effects. I use the example of a frequent guest of our President, the big O, Andy Stern from SEIU, the service employees’ union who puts out a whopper of a lie:

“The market-worshiping, privatizing, de-regulating, dehumanizing, American financial plan has failed and should never be revived.”

Here are the self-evident truths which, of course, any true liberal sees as lies. Without “market-worshiping,” the present level of spoiled, civilized living here and around the world for more people than any other time in history would not have been reached. Without “privatizing” property and enterprise (in spite of the human propensity for greed and gaming systems), greater wealth for the greatest number on earth would not now be possible. Without a minimum (not maximum) of regulations by government, without speculation and dreaming from entrepreneurs, how could any person hope to succeed? Rather than governing with the “dehumanizing” tyranny so prevalent in other failed countries in history, America respects human life, liberty and dignity and blesses achievers with exceptional success. Our “financial plan” understood as economic freedom or free enterprise, i.e. capitalism, has not failed.

What failed us Americans because of liberals-in-charge is a government that encouraged debt and irresponsible borrowing while simultaneously threatening financial institutions with dire consequences if they didn’t ‘go along’ with certain programs. Names and faces in Washington responsible for such idiocy and villainy could be posted on Post Office walls.

No, Andy Stern, reality does not correspond to your villainous version of it. Unfortunately every day in some insidious way, Americans are losing their freedoms, being dehumanized, being regulated out of hope and opportunity, punished with mandates to level the playing field for the public good and social justice. I’m scared because too many Americans, unlike me, buy into this vision for our future. If Obama comes to kick my independent, take-care-of-myself-first a.., he’ll find that my derriere is bigger than his and better able to put up one ‘h... of a fight.’

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


In memory of the soldiers killed recently in our war in Afghanistan, I quote from a recent book written by a physician, Dr. Hnida, who volunteered to serve as a trauma chief at a combat support hospital during the Surge in Iraq. This surgeon also spent a tour with a combat battalion in Iraq in 2004.

“We were witnessing the ‘rude unhinging of the machinery of life’ - a phrase coined during the
Civil War to describe the process of a body rapidly going in to shock, a condition where blood ceases to clot, blood pressure plummets, and the heart exhausts itself to a standstill. Throughout the ages, countless physicians have stood by helplessly as their patients spiraled down the pathway to death; there was nothing they could do to halt the journey,. We reluctantly joined that centuries-old fraternity”

Noting a death - needless, unavoidable and eventual - should remind us Americans at home of the meaning of ‘doing one’s duty.’ A soldier’s self-sacrifice was noted and not lost to Dr. Hnida during his service to country. On this day of mid-term primary elections, Tuesday, June 8th, let’s hope other warriors running for office who have picked up the baton of freedom to protest and overturn our out-of-control government, will be elected to serve and do their tours of duty.