Magic of the Marketplace

February 13, 2009

The Magic of the Marketplace Exists No More. The dream of Ronald Reagan is dead. We now live in the nightmare of Democrat rule, where little kings and godlings play legos with “We the People.”

Yesterday I pondered Ronald Reagan’s words “magic of the marketplace.” I asked how and why did our Magical Marketplace become a den of liars, crooks and thieves? Today, reading “The Anchoress,” I find my question answered. I find that it is “We the People” who have destroyed the Magic Marketplace by electing and reelecting liars, crooks and cheats to Washington to oversee “We the People’s” Magic Marketplace and prevent it from becoming infested and run by liars, crooks and criminals.

“The Anchoress” reminds me of our new president, Barack “just words” Obama, who speaks of American dreams as he tries his level best to limit them. She reminds me of Representative Barney Frank now telling free Americans how their salaries should be limited, yet when his “good friend,” the corporate executive, was driving Fannie Mae into the ground, only the sky was the limit for him. I am reminded of rich Senator John Kerry worrying that Americans are too “free to invest their money where ever they want,” at the same time he and those in power have rewarded those who brought down Wall Street with overseer positions in the new government. (Yes, I know, Bush did the same thing.) And then there is the “Senior Senator” from New York, Chuck Schumer, displaying his contempt for the voters for asking how much pork spending is in the bill that their grandchildren are expected to pay off.

The Anchoress describes the leaders “We the People” have chosen to lead us as Corrupt and singular, many of these little kings and godlings serve themselves, alone, and merely play Legos with the rest of us.” AMEN!

Where do any of these “public servants” – who have either grown wealthy on the public purse or used their wealth to purchase of their office, or have used their office to protect their wealth – get off telling can-do Americans how much they can earn? How dare they begin to dismantle The American Dream, or to discourage the sort of dreaming that made America an exceptional nation of limitless possibility? How dare they – who aspire not to serve but to rule, create destructive, “historic and transformational” 1200-page bills behind closed doors and show them to lobbyists before they show them to legislators or the American public they are supposed to be “serving.”

These majority Democrats seem bent on having Americans labor only for the federal collective, and not for themselves. The already-have’s don’t much care about about anyone else’s dreams.

Now we read that Bill Clinton, desperate for some attention, is joining in on the cheap “end free speech as we know it” campaign that is distinctly the province of the left – the “tolerant” people who would censor a different point of view. They’ll try to regulate free speech on the internet, soon enough.

No good will come of any of this, and we have no free press, questioning anything.

America has long-attracted dreamers who understood that here there was an abundance of freedom and opportunity, and plenty of room to dream.

Our currently “leadership” want to apportion dreams, and make sure no one is dreaming too much. They – our betters – will do our dreaming for us. They can only handle one dream at a time, though, and right now that dream is socialism and silence, of a decidedly rigid and totalitarian bent.


America’s Mall Trashed

January 21, 2009

The time has come,” Obama said “to set aside childish things.

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Did anyone listen? Look how the Obama children desecrated our National Mall. They were too lazy to carry their trash to the nearest trash bin, so they threw their drink cups on the nation’s hallowed grounds for someone else to pick up. Obama’s supporters disrespected their own President and their own Nation’s grounds. What a travesty. What a day full of hollow rhetoric and promises. What a disappointment. But nothing more can be expected of Obama’s immature supporters. Obama knows them well and that is why he begged them to set aside their childishness. But they did not, nor will they listen to their Obama. They see him not as a national leader, but as an “American Idol.” They live only to idolize their Obama as the rock star that he is. They live to chant “O-BAM-A, O-BAM-A,” as they ignore his pleas to be their leader.

The image, Inauguration A Nation Gathers, is subject to copyright by peoplespress. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.  

They Came; They Saw; They Trashed Our Mall!They were Obama’s supporters.

They Came; They Saw; But  … THEY did NOT listen to their new President, for he said:

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

“For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act – not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.

“We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.”

Oh Yeah?? You “children” of the Obama Nation are going to “harness the sun and the winds” and more, but you cannot stoop to pick up your own rubbish? Like, when pigs have wings, “yes you can.”

“The time has come,” Obama said,
“To set aside childish things:”

Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And wonder why America’s Mall is trashed–
And whether pigs have wings.


Video: Celebration Aftermath
Originally uploaded by Mrs. Gemstone

A Very, Merry Barackmas

December 13, 2008
Flickr Photograph

You better watch out, you better not cry;
You better not shout, I’m telling you why;
The Chicago Machine is coming to town!

The Chicago Machine is coming to Washington! Why, you ask? Because the voters voted for them to come. The voters voted to CHANGE Washington. Here comes “change” you can believe in; “change” you can see, the “change” you’ve been wanting all the days of your lives.

The Chicago Machine Drives To Washingon

Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Machine

Obama and Blagojevich

The Obamas’ in Washington

The image, Obama Christmas Angel, is subject to copyright by Chantal Bennett & A Winsome Portrait. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.

 


History’s Highest Ranking Mormon

November 27, 2007

Mormons have already held key positions in Washington. During President Eisenhower’s administration he appointed a Mormon to his cabinet. Today, in the Bush2 administration a former Utah Governor is secretary of Health and Human Services. There are presently five senators and about a dozen congressmen who are members of the LDS church, and two federal departments have Mormon chiefs of staff. However, no Mormon has attained such a high rank in Washington, until now.

He is the highest-ranking Mormon ever elected to office in U.S. history. Most observers seem to believe it to be a good thing; a sign that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is becoming mainstream. “It’s an important symbol,” says John Green, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. “That has always been a mark of religious groups in American society, that in some important sense the group has become part of the mainstream.”

He is not just a Latter-day Saint, but a devout member of that faith. He attends services at a Mormon ward house where he has served his congregation in various capacities throughout the years, including being a home teacher who visits members of the ward to check on their well-being. He keeps a copy of the Book of Mormon, along with a King James bible on his office bookshelf. He is the father of five boys and is anti-abortion, pro-death penalty, opposed to same-sex marriage and gun control.

His faith clearly affects who he is,” says Kai Anderson, his former deputy chief of staff. “It’s a big part of what makes him a decent, kind, loving man. But he doesn’t legislate it.”

It’s a historical milestone that I’m sure LDS scholars will note,” says Senator Bob Bennett, a Mormon from Utah. “Interestingly, in the Senate no one seems to care.”

Interestingly too – in all of Washington, the American Media and the entire United States, no one seems to care that such a high ranking Mormon sits in their government. Why?

Because he is NOT a Republican. He is NOT Mitt Romney!

He IS Democrat, Harry Reid, elected by his fellow senators to be their leader in Washington. These Democrat solons elected Harry Reid, a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints, as the Senate majority leader of the United States Senate. What a difference a party affiliation makes in America!

Reference: The Daily Herald

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