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Monday, May 31, 2010

Brilliance of Grover Cleveland?!

I was watching "Not Yours to Give", the story of Davey Crockett's maturation as an American politician produced by WRI in the '80's, when I remembered a similar story about Grover Cleveland. In the process of researching it, I found this website containing some stunning quotes by Cleveland, especially considering he was a Democrat. Really underscores how times have changed. Here's a simple, folksy yet profound example:

"The truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor
and the fact that honor lies in natural toil."
Grover Cleveland

I'm engaging in a great deal of dignity and honor today...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Department of Homeland Security Censors Evidence of Illegals

A site ( www.borderinvasionpics.com ) filled with compelling evidence of the scale of the invasion of illegal aliens across our southern border is filtered from view on dhs.gov computers. The very people charged with our security are unable to view image evidence of the failure of their efforts. I must agree - it is obscene!

Monday, May 24, 2010

THE best critique of Modern Utopianism I've Ever Seen

The Rest of the Story...

As Paul Harvey always said: and now... the rest of the story.

KGB Defector's Frightening Look into America's Future

Timeline of irresponsible Republicans Fear Mongering

Friday, May 21, 2010

Racists! Racists! Everywhere!!

The irony is too much. Check out this story from a local TV station here in the evil empire of Arizona. Virginia may be joining us on the dark side. In fact they preceded us!

Reading is FUN-duh-mental!

Gov'ts disdain for the law is the cause of our problems...

It's no wonder we have so many escalating legal and cultural problems. The American people are not stupid, we can see when those in responsible positions toy with the law. Eventually the people will do it too. It's unfortunate, but this is the real world.

The Government's reaction will be more aggressiveness towards it's law abiding but assertive citizens, all the while continuing the outrageous flaunting of the law. It's a dangerous dynamic. Americans are generally very respectful of the law and authority, but we don't react well to abuse and that's what we've got going on right now. Citizens will continue to become more assertive as we continue to be subjected to outrageous disrespect and hypocrisy by our political leaders. Washington better wake up. All I see is escalating disrespect on both sides and that's not likely to come to a pleasant resolution. The politicians have too much to lose to respond gracefully. We'll need to be prepared to get slapped and stand our ground. Are you up for it?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We continue to fight amongst ourselves as the Feds destroy us

While I support Arizonas fighting for it's defense, but I do have a real sense of sadness that once again the citizens of America end up fighting amongst themselves due to the irresponsibility and manipulation of the politicians in DC. Let's turn our efforts toward DC, not each other.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

" I Don't Know What It Is, But I Don't Like It"

Here we go again. Why do we let these guys get away with it. They don't read a 2600 page bill, but pass it. They don't read a 16 page bill and hate it. How can they possibly know, and why don't they feel completely embarrassed by their flummery? Because they believe we won't notice. Let's let them know that we noticed and that we care.

Monday, May 17, 2010

An Immigrant's Uncommon Sense

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Open Letter to Highland Park High School Administration

Dear District 113 Administration,

I must communicate you to my disappointment in your decision to cancel your teams trip to the tournament in my state. While we might disagree on that law, I would like to recommend that you at least read it prior to making such a dramatic decision.

Arizona SB1070 empowers local law enforcement to enforce a Federal law already on the books. If you truly disagree with the Arizona law, you will need to express your disagreement with the Federal law already in force by taking some appropriate action in line with your Arizona decision.

Please reconsider your stance. We must stop allowing political extremists to pit honest, sincere Americans against each other using manipulative and dishonest tactics to achieve their goals.



Thank you.


Dr Dave
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Friday, May 07, 2010

American Diplomacy: Torment your Allies and Excuse your Enemies

Just one more example of the upside down nature of the times we live in. Whether it's publicly disrespecting our Israeli allies, capitulating to the Iranians or throwing American flag wearing kids out of school, America is going through a difficult but unavoidable time of reckoning.

We are being forced by the reality of the effects of decades of ludicrous policies to come to grips with that reality. We may get a second chance to change our path and divorce ourselves from the utopian foolishness and get back to honest American reality.

What is that honest American reality?

1. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
2. Hard work pays off, but there are no guarantees.
3. Except when directly in violation of other citizens basic rights, we all (including the Governmental) must mind our own business.
4. There is no such thing as complete fairness or equality. We do our best to create a framework of basic fairness. The vagaries of life are beyond our control, so we let Providence be responsible for that.
5. There is evil in the world and it must be dealt with swiftly and honestly. Imperfect good guys and evil bad guys are not the same. We work to defeat evil and improve imperfection. We do not allow imperfection to confuse us so that we are unwilling or unable to battle evil effectively.
6. America is special, but that quality must be taught and earned by each generation. It can be lost by failure to pass it on to our progeny or their unwillingness to earn it. It is not automatically passed on in our genes.
7. Loving America is not necessarily loving our Government, just as loving our Government is not necessarily loving America. What makes America great is citizens living American values. The Government generally either stays out of the way of that or gets in the way of that.

I know, unsophisticated and over simplified, but it makes sense doesn't it?

Monday, May 03, 2010

Your Facebook Acount in an Open Book

Facebook to Share Your Info for Money

Facebook is defaulting to sharing your profile unless you specifically disable it. This article tells you how. How these Internet services think they can get away with this, I don't know. They are getting intense pressure from Congress, and the media (like this blog). If you are a Facebook user please look at the details of your profile sharing. Even if you think you shut it down, Facebook may have opened it up. Here's how to check and correct it:

..."STEP 1: Go to the “Privacy Settings.” Go to “Applications and Web Sites.” Then go to “Instant Personalization Pilot Program,” and hit edit settings.

STEP 2: For all users there’s an automatic check in the box below, which allows Facebook to share your information with other web sites. You are automatically “opted in.” If you do not wish to share this information, uncheck the box.

STEP 3: Even after you’ve done this, it is not clear whether you need to “opt out” at the sites where Facebook is intending to share your information, like Pandora and Yelp, and soon many more sites. So you will want to look at the upper left hand corner of those sites to see whether those sites are recognizing your Facebook account and activity. Here again, you need to opt out.

But a word of caution, as Facebook concedes, your information may still be shared through your friends accounts, unless you block the application from these web sites."

Take control of your Internet info, or the Internet Powers will.

Dr Dave