“War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.”


Fleeting moments

Has President Obama fallen to the Dark Side of the Force? Nay! He has crawled below the Dark Side all the way to the Tea-Bag bottom. He wants to freeze the pay of all Federal workers, less Congress, of course. He is taking a step backward toward a deeper recession than what we now have. Mr. President, create jobs. Jobs will pull the nation out of the economic slump and into declining deficits; it is a win-win scenario. Alas, I fear it is now too late; you have fallen completely into the clutches of political absurdity from which there is no return. Sir, you are bordering on making George W. Bush look like a genius statesman. You and your Democrat Congress had two years to do something positive, yet you allowed the hardest right-wing Republicans to dictate the fortunes of our nation. You promised us better than this and you owe us better than this. Well, you can always resort to what has worked in the past; get us and the world into a bully big war. We can hope that our creditor countries are whipped by the countries who owe us and that our National Phoenix will once more arise from mankind’s oldest malady. That’s what war is good for.

“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
~Herman Goering, Adolph Hitler’s second in command and head of the Nazi Luftwaffe.
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Friend Kevin says he is on the mend from a severe bout of pneumonia. Don’t rush things, Kevin; the worst thing that can happen is a relapse. You have many caring friends sending healing vibes to you.
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I suppose that beginning sometime in July, you can append great-grandpa to the long list of things I’ve been called over the years. Ashley found out she is pregnant. She seems to be very happy but anxious; a few years ago they found pre-cancerous lesions on her uterus and she did not think she would be able to become pregnant.

The person whom is happiest is Carolyn; she has been on cloud nine since she heard. For myself, it is just another day in a long life. You do believe that, don’t you?
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I downloaded a voice recorder app for my Droid only to find out I still cannot sing!
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Title quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Have a Tom Terrific Tuesday!
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  1. Political absurdity is right. I had such hopes. Nothing like a 2-year pay cut to boost the morale of the federal workers. Think they didn’t get much done before? pfft. they will find ways to take the revenge of this idiotic plan. How about rewarding them for finding ways to do their job better?
    Congrats on the new baby who cometh. Of course Carolyn is excited. Tia had a month where she was iffy and although it is NOT the time for her to have a child I was almost gleeful! I have learned that you are never really ready for a child. You just deal with it when the time comes. Hope all goes well with Ashley.
    My boss is a psycho. happy tuesday.

    • Hi Tammy,

      Obama is a lame duck president, it seems, and he knows it. He will do anything to salvage a bit of dignity for his presidential heritage, even if it means harming America’s future. At least he will get a good book deal when he is gone.

      Carolyn has been nagging her grandkids for years to have her a little girl to help take care of. If it is a boy, she will be very disappointed … for maybe a second.

      I cannot say that my boss is a psycho … she is sitting behind me watching me type this. A fine young lady, she is!

      Thanks, my friend.

  2. You can’t sing but you still can speak dear friend. 😉 I understand Carolyn; lovely that Ashley is pregnant.
    I wrote a short letter to Kevin, our so precious friend and so noble person. I think of him every day!

    • Hi Jola,

      My voice will soon be adorning the internet. First, I have to think of something to say. I’m happy Kevin is recovering; I just hope he takes his time and heals.

      Thanks, my friend. 🙂

  3. Great Grandpa Ken and Grandma Tammy. What a world.

    Look for an auto tune app for the Droid. There are some. Your voice will sound Top 40 terrific.

    A war with Korea would bring the economy right up to full steam ahead. Nukes be dammed.

    I had been saying Obama has no balls. As a Democrat they were blue balls, now they are red like a good Republican.

    • You will be honorary grandpa and g.grandpa.
      I don’t think even Tpain will help my voice. Have you ever heard a horse cackle?
      A jolly good war would help the economy, but if I was Obama, I would be sending out resumes.
      Thanks, Mark.

  4. LOL. Do not think I have heard a cacklin horse.


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