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    Default Time for some basic observations and prognostications.

    First....a story to ponder should the Buzz/Sambo crowd prevail this November:


    "Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to
    eat," Julia yelled to her husband.
    "In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he
    answered.

    Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the
    traditional holiday football game between Detroit
    and Washington .

    Ever since the government passed the Civility in
    Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football
    for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example
    it sets for the rest of the world", Winston was
    far less of a football fan than he used to be.

    Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting. Yet it
    wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in.
    It was more the thought of eating another Tofu
    Turkey .

    Even though it was the best type of
    Veggie-Meat available after the government revised
    the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl
    to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which
    already included potatoes, cranberry sauce,
    and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real
    turkey.

    And ever since the government officially changed
    the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day
    of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge
    the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of
    Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of
    its luster.

    Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.

    The unearthly gleam of government-mandated
    fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look
    even weirder than it actually was, and the room
    was always cold.

    Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation
    Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which
    were monitored and controlled by the electric
    company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the
    north side of the house was barely tolerable
    throughout the entire winter.

    Still, it was good getting together with family.
    Or at least most of the family.

    Winston missed his mother, who passed on in
    October, when she had used up her legal allotment
    of life-saving medical treatment.

    He had had many heated conversations with the
    Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the
    private insurance market finally went bankrupt,
    and everyone was forced into the government health
    care program.

    And though he demanded she be kept on her
    treatment, it was a futile effort.

    "The RHC's resources are limited", explained the
    government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the
    phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to
    which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

    Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to
    plug in his electric car last night, the only kind
    available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021
    outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for
    everyone but government officials.

    The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too
    far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on
    the road somewhere between here and there.

    Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife
    were flying in.

    Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had
    extra cushions for the occasion.

    No one complained more than John about the pain of
    sitting down so soon after the government-mandated
    cavity searches at airports, which severely
    aggravated his hemorrhoids.

    Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a
    cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the
    added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity"
    in order to stay "one step ahead of the
    terrorists."

    Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such
    probing ever since the government expanded their
    scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via
    the Anti-Profiling Act of 2022.

    That law made it a crime to single out any group
    or individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when
    probable cause was involved.

    Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations,
    bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine.
    Almost.

    The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but
    most Americans expect a Court composed of six
    progressives and three conservatives to leave the
    law intact.

    "A living Constitution is extremely flexible",
    said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. "
    Europe has had laws like this one for years. We
    should learn from their example", she added.

    Winston's thoughts turned to his own children.
    He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old
    daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored
    him.
    Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that
    she could text anyone at any time, even during
    Atonement Dinner.

    Their only real confrontation had occurred when he
    limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining
    that was all he could afford.

    She whined for a week, but got over it.

    His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter
    altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding
    he got in public school that global warming, the
    bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other
    calamities were "just around the corner", but
    Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude
    that ranged between simmering surliness and
    outright hostility.

    It didn't help that Jason had reported his father
    to the police for smoking a cigarette in the
    house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control
    Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere
    within 500 feet of another human being.

    Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have
    been considered excessive before the American
    dollar became virtually worthless as a result of
    QE13.

    The latest round of quantitative easing the
    federal government initiated was, once again, to
    "spur economic growth."

    This time, they promised to push unemployment
    below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was
    not particularly hopeful.

    Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful,
    Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day
    of Atonement.

    At least, he had his memories.

    He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his
    children would never know what life was like in
    the Good Old Days, long before government promises
    to make life "fair for everyone" realized their
    full potential.

    Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans,
    never realized how much things could change when
    they didn't happen all at once, but little by
    little, so people could get used to them.

    He wondered what might have happened if the public
    had stood up while there was still time, maybe
    back around 2011, when all the real nonsense
    began.

    "Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd
    just said 'enough is enough' when we had the
    chance," he thought.

    Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so.


    I'm sure many of you find that 'story' far-fetched. Sadly, I don't. We have far too many of the OWS and SFN crowd that's being promised "ice cream" by this administration for their vote. If the 'fools' of this nation have their way again, you will not recognize what will become of the country we were fortunate enough to grow up in.

    As the class envy continues to expand, as it will since that's the only subject the Democrats can talk about...their failed policies of this regime can't be discussed with any believability...I fear the SFN crowd will be more worried about where their handouts will be coming from than what sort of nation they will be living in.

    For those that don't have any knowledge of Adrian Rogers, that's not important. What he said in this one paragraph is profound...(cont'd)
    When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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    Quote from Adrian Rogers:






    "You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that thegovernment does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

    Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931 to 2005)


    If that sounds 'sorta' familier, I'm guessing Dr. Rogers was an astute believer in the writings of a US President from a different era...

    "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the
    weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by
    discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage
    payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class
    hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's
    initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for
    them what they could and should do for themselves."

    - Abraham Lincoln


    UB

    PS Hard to understand how the left can't fathom this basic principle. Can't they see we are headed toward anarchy under this current trend put forth by Obama? It will be Greece times a bunch...they haven't known real freedom for several generations. We aren't that stupid. Many of us are still Americans that believe in the US Constitution.
    Last edited by Uncle Bill; 08-18-2012 at 05:21 PM.
    When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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