Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Morning Rant 155

Get ready to eat your heart out with jealousy. My Doctor actually called me (!!!) at 8 pm on a Saturday night to give me the results of some recent testing. I had to ask him to repeat his name twice before my mind could absorb just what was happening. He did not call to prepare me for the start of endless treatment procedures. He called to assure me that I was not going to die---at least not now.

Why is this important? Obviously, it’s important to me because it’s reassuring to have a physician who gives a hoot. It’s not really that they don’t care but they are often stressed over too many patients, too many difficult decisions, not enough time, too many mysteries, and in some cases—a God who heals for no easily explained reason and for no easily understood cause, calls the patient home. He does it because he can. Who needs that kind of competition?

Given the symptoms leading up to the testing, I am more than grateful to get a clean bill of health. The very thought of fighting a possibly fatal disease in multiple body locations is not a great prospect. The real reason is probably that I want to join many of my antecedents and become an octogenarian in twenty more months. I see it as a birth-right and can hardly wait. I climb ladders, chase a lawnmower 21 miles every ten days, and get a great laugh out of forty year olds who can’t bend over and tie their tennies. My only real concession to age is my refusal to carry my golf bag 18 holes. That motorized golf cart is also about all I have in common with the president.

So, rejoice with me that as we near our third anniversary at Zion Beckons I can continue to irritate the left, cast derision on the RINO’s and continue my right as a free citizen to express my opinion—for now at least.

Russian Spies – Ivy League Credentials

According to Jules Crittenden, the booted Russian spy, Andrey Bezrukov, stole the credentials of a dead Canadian, then enrolled in Harvard and successfully gained a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government. Apparently, even though the school is infested with high government types in sensitive positions, nobody bothered to do a thorough vetting of his credentials. Further, Bush was not elected until after he graduated so it is certain that he will be blamed anyway.

Is it just me or does it appear that every time the clock chimes; Harvard produces yet another embarrassment to the United States?

Obama’s “fly me to the crescent”

In a wonderful article on the American Thinker, Ken Blackwell examines our new policy of having NASA act as the facilitators of peace and feel-good with Islam. Apparently Mr. Obama does not fully appreciate the variant responsibilities of the space agency and the State Department.

I plucked a few lines from the comments which are, as usual, not only apt but, if it was not such a serious blunder, funny. Go ahead and read my extracts and then be lured to read Blackwell’s article.

“What interest does a man who lives in a cave or a tent and rides around on a camel all day have in space science and technology?”

“The GOP or a PAC should attack this with all hands, feet and teeth. Run a brief ad showing the Twin towers imploding with a message of "no matter what they did 1,000 years ago it's what they're doing now that concerns Americans.” Call Obama and tell him. Just tell him...Please, before the next one."

“If Muslims contributed so much to math and science, wouldn't (or shouldn't) they know it? Why do we have to tell them? Arabs did develop the concept of "zero," and maybe Obama simply wants the world to realize he could not exist otherwise.”

The strongest point made was that the knowledge acquired was gained largely through the plunder of neighboring nations who had advanced the disciplines before their capture. See: history; Persians, India, etc... We can only assume they lost the book—scroll—etch-a-sketch---sheepskin—whatever.

Gettin’ while the gettin’s good

I have come to the conclusion that Obama has sufficient brain power to recognize that any further move he has to make to destroy the basic structure of the United States must be accomplished prior to the November elections. For him, this is obviously not a time for subtlety. Although I am certain he is goaded on by an outside force (Soros?) he has to realize that this continuous string of outrageous actions through legislation, illicit appointments and despotic use of federal agencies has a serious price.

From the perspective of the complicit legislators it constitutes a suicide pact when the public does finally rid us of their presence. The “under the bus” metaphor is no longer useful from a practical point of view. You can only stack one so high. After the November elections the tipping point will be reached. The positive financial balance the Democrat Party carries into November is extremely unlikely to carry the day and there will be substantive changes in the rosters of both houses. Look for more Chicago style ramming through of the complete agenda (Cap and Tax, Union Card Check, Amnesty for Illegals, etc.) in the interim. If he can get a substantial number passed then even though they lose the house and possibly the senate, they can then paint the opposing party as the “party of no” to his advantage in 2012 as they seek repeal of each issue.

The interim appointment of the head of the Nationalized Health Care (or whatever they call it) is unconscionable but typical for this administration. It should be obvious by now that this guy would rather use a bulldozer than a spade. Coupled with forty plus czars installed without any or at the least infrequent approval of the legislative body, we find him hell-bent to establish as much “leadership” as possible before the inevitable changing of the guard.

Further, the use of the Justice Department to cover for the Black Panthers, agency foot dragging and out right obstruction of the gulf oil spill, and the neutering of NASA to feel good encouragement of our sworn enemies demonstrate the further corruption of his intent. In order they represent lawless racial encouragement, extreme damage to our prime energy source to satisfy the needs of foreign oil interests and a fundamental corruption of duties tasked to various federal agencies and departments. Each of these examples serves to weaken our government through mission misunderstanding. Each has a purpose which has been corrupted to the point of making them inoperable.

We are facing a force which is difficult for the average citizen to think of as even possible. We have had some bad presidents but most them held some measure of respect for the county and at least mouthed some fealty to the constitution. Today we are facing an unreasonable man in a powerful job doing unthinkable things to our way of life. I see no reason to soft-pedal any complaint with his administration or his behavior. It no longer borders on criminal. It crossed that line some time ago.

And finally

More typical July weather has come to the Ozarks. In addition to continued daytime heat (90’s) we are enjoying gully-washer rains, and thunder and lightening. Never a dull moment comes for those of us trying to extract even minor subsistence from our small acreage.

Later in the week I shall venture north to Iowa to join other members of the Class of ’50 for our sixtieth reunion. Come Friday, I would appreciate inclusion in your prayers for a successful drive over the weekend and return. I plan to take the lap-top so if anything earth shattering occurs you won’t have to miss my considered opinion.

Meanwhile, weed your gardens, water if necessary, stay cool and don’t miss church on Sunday. God is good and merciful but He also likes to hear from you now and then.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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