Saturday, August 16, 2008

It's The Law!

The United States Constitution is the finest set of 'Rules Governing Conduct' ever devised by man. With our two-party system in place, it's incumbent upon all of us to do our utmost to make it work.

The human mind is imperfect, and even with all our failings, the intent is noble. We do have some control of our destiny, and we can aid ourselves, and other nations, when natural disasters and diseases occur.

Never before in human history has there ever been a greater need for statesmanship, fortified by strength, plus our goodwill for man's future.

Since the signing of our constitution, we alone were first to achieve the abolition of slavery, that had existed for 4000 years from King Hammurabi's era in ancient Babylon! The degradation of women is still with us, and is an ugly stain on a major religion; shame on them! "Honor killings" and Slavery still exist in the 21st century. and if we look away, we must all share in the blame. Today, it is still practiced in some Muslim nations, especially true on the African Continent.

If we fail to boldly confront this pious leadership, if we suggest a lame 'negotiation' with these brutal tyrants, then we shall fail in our responsibility to all the other cultures, all free nations on this planet. reb


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The Wisest Mind Has Something Yet To Learn!



A mighty nation must make the decision to shoulder the responsibility for other freedom-loving people; if that resolve weakens, it will ultimately fail in its humane destiny. reb

Anonymous said...

Many people show signs of

* Dual-Clinton fatigue
* Sen Edwards fatigue
* Sen Obama fatigue

But where is the catharsis?

- Greybeard -




The Storm-clouds of War are again gathering across Europe in 1938.

On Nov 30, 1939 Soviet Tanks & Infantry smash across the Finnish borders...

Finland population 4,000,000
Mother Russia's 172,000,000

2008. Once again, history repeats; The tiny, peace-loving democracy of Georgia irritates a growling Russian Bear!


Anonymous said...

Well I am back again.

"Since the signing of our Constitution, we alone were first to achieve the abolition of slavery, that had existed for 4000 years from King Hammurabi's era in ancient Babylon."

The following comment is not meant to cast aspersions on the Constution, a document I admire greatly, but we shall surely fail in our responsibility to other cultures if we do not accurately represent historical facts.

I guess you missed the film "Amazing Grace" when it ran in theaters in 2007. The film was about William Wilberforce, a British politician, who was responsible for steering antislavery legislation through Parliment. The film was released on Februray 23, 2007 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the date the British Parliment voted to ban the slave trade.

Slavery and apprenticeship in any form was totally banned in Great Britain in 1840.

I do not think we need to exaggerate our accomplishments. If we go forward with false or inaccurate claims of accomplishments surely the people whom we are attempting to convince will look askance at us.

Norrin Radd



Hello again, Norrin Radd.

In my dotage, I'm occasionally prone to exaggeration, and often embarrassed when it happens...

However, I believe it was Thomas Jefferson that first used these words "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" in a well-known document called the Declaration Of Independence, dated July 4, 1776.

As you will recall, we were in a bit of a tussle with the British King? They had long held the sober belief called the "Devine Right of
Kings" as I vaguely remember it.

Jefferson was a biblical scholar; I make no such pretense. Perhaps he found the phrase 'Created Equal' in some ancient writings.

If Jefferson's usage prompted the Brits to a more humane level, well bless 'em all, I say!
If you have a website, we'd be happy to visit...and comment. reb

Yankee Doodle said...

The sentence "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" symbolizes an ideal the Founding Fathers believed.

Reading those words is always inspiring.


Obama Name ? Afro-Swahili ?

Well, NOT Exactly...

Barack (Arabic) and Baracka, means 'blessed'.

Hussein, also Arabic, and so is Obama & Osama.

More Fact, less fiction. reb

Yankee Doodle said...

In Obama's defense, George W. Bush deliberately added "Hussein" to Obama's name on all official records, hoping that it would traumatize young Obama psychologically and stigmatize him for life.


August 21, 2008

George W. Bush approval rating up a few clicks from 28% to 33%...

Pelosi Reid "No Drill-No Win In Iraq"; Congress sinks to a historic low of 14% approval... Boring.


DNC Convention Aug 25-28. Security Tight, Emotions High, and Colorado National Guard at Max 3.

The V.P.? Joe Biden (Strong on Home Security & International Matters (where Obama is weak), or...

Gov Bill Richardson; he stabbed Hillary in the Primary, endorsed Obama. He's a marschmellow, but might help get some Latino Voters.


Anonymous said...


I'm Nobody, Loop Garoo! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?
Then there's a pair of us - don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To a tempestuous blog!


(I've chosen anonymity here; my face is red. Apologies to Emily Dickinson!) reb

Yankee Doodle said...

If Obama picks Richardson, it would be a surprise. He seems to be fading away from politics with that beard.

Joe Biden is the more likely choice. We'll know by tomorrow.



Finally, Change We Can Believe In!

OBAMA: Weak, Unqualified. Great on Camera, Likeable.

Joe Biden: A Tough Scrapper! Tough and Knowledgable on Foreign Affairs & Judiciary. Experience Matters!

Q. Will Biden Be Allowed... to speak out clearly on the need to free us from our O.P.E.C. enemies? Will Joe Biden approve coastal drilling and nuclear power generation?


McCain: A fine nominee for the G.O.P.

Q. Will he wisely choose Mitt Romney as his running mate? reb


Anonymous said...


I'm impressed w/ the fact thatread Emily Dickenson.


Anonymous said...

Sorry. Dickinson.

My recollection is that in her original manuscript, she used the word "advertise" rather than "banish us."

Dickinson's poems were not published until after her death and they were heavily edited by the publishers, Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd.

Personally, I prefer "advertise."


The Loop Garoo Kid



August 25, 2008 The DNC Convention, Denver, Colorado.

I watched it all day, and into the late evening. Boring. Then about 10PM, it was an elegant Michelle Obama at the Podium.

She was spectacular. Sophisticated,
warm and believable, she spoke about her early years, and endearing things about her Dad & Mom, and her brother. It was nice.

Then she spoke of her new-found love and respect for her country, and the uncommon opportunities found nowhere else on earth. Her ability to communicate her most intimate feelings was far and away superior to the tired political slogans of her likable husband Barack. His "Moving Forward, New Direction, Change, Yes We Can, Our Time Has Come"...well, not so great, if repeated over & over.

I felt Michelle's emotional moment, and was genuinely moved.

Recalling the canned political rhetoric of her husband, reality returned. Politics!

Then I remembered that it was she that had introduced Barack Obama to Chicago's Trinity Church, and the Hate-America Sermons of the Black Liberation Theology of one Reverand Jeremiah Wright. Also, I thought of her husband's friends, people like Resko, Ayers, Rev Louie Farrahkan, and Father Pfueger, and the Mayor Daley Political Machine, and Barach Obama's Endorsement by MoveOnDotOrg, and the King-maker, George Soros. reb

Anonymous said...

Coincidentally, there is a newly published book about the rel;ationship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higgins, "White Heat" y Brenda Wineapple.