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July 15, 2006

Kicking Back

So it's the wee hours, I recently finished doing some work and have done some blogging, it's almost time I hit the rack and I'm kicking back with a large mug of Cafe Bustelo and some Sambuca on the side. I have some old music(rightnow, the theme from Romeo & Juliet, next I think Paul Mauriat's Love Is Blue) playing from my MusicMatch library via Logitech speakers I bought last December {Logitech gets my personal uncompensated endorsement, the sound is excellent} and I'm thinking about the state of things...

Israel is fighting a war against Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Gaza. We're talking war, not just a small counterterror Op, in which the IDF is fighting, for the moment, on 2 fronts.

The best President we've had since early 1988 is in the process of diminishing America's sovereignty several notches in the pursuit of forming a small-scale EU with Mexico and Canada. What's really disturbing about this is that we hear almost nothing from the media about this and even less from members of Congress.

Now, where the MSM's concerned, I can understand. Being liberals, they have been busting their touchases these last few years to propagandize we, the people, into casting off "the bonds" of American identity and love of country, and becoming "people of the world united" or something like that, becoming as much like France as possible and of course, offering our collective "guilty American neck" to the chopping block of Islam.

{Ah, Summer Place, by Percy Faith!}

It's really great to know that fellow Americans like the communists at the ACLU and the traitors folks at the New York Times are behind the nation 100% -- Actually, to judge from what they consider journalism, they have become what comes out of the nation's behind. Get some Charmins, clean 'em up. On the other hand, if you're in a priveleged position in a government security or intelligence agency, you can report on the latest defense secrets to the NYT and they guarantee to safeguard your identity while they print the details. Can't blame 'em, right? Someone's got to help fundamentalist Islam murder us, right? It may as well be Keller as anyone, right? Thank G-d he took the initiative to act on our behalf!

{Every Time We Touch, by Maggie Reilly, who had one of the most awesomely beautiful voices I've ever heard. She did some recordings with Mike Oldfield as well as her own great stuff back in the 1980s. I'd've loved to see her and Annie Haslam do a back-to-back concert, they'd have been highly compatible, or her and Annie's band, Renaissance, about tied as my second favorite with Yes, just behind my #1, Focus}

Wow, at half a century, the 1970s and 80s seem like contemporaries of the Boston Tea Party!

At 50, you also have memories of a time when nobody calling himself an American would disrespect our country and the principles upon which it was founded the way the Democratic Party, via its liberal element, does today.

At 50, you can rejoice that you won't be here to see the end result of what liberalism turns our country into over the next half century.

My prediction is the society Sly Stallone is defrosted into in Demolition Man, where cops, not even armed with lethal weapons, "request" that a criminal lay down his weapon and submit to arrest, and there's no enforcement procedure to respond to "Fuck you, make me!" because in the Utopian mindset of that time, citizens naturally respond as expected.

I'd hate, however, to be forced to learn how to use the 3 sea shells.

Posted by Seth at July 15, 2006 01:22 AM


Seth, what a great post. I read this on Saturday morning, had I read it last night before retiring (in bed at midnight CDT, about 12 minutes before you put it up)I might not have slept as well on the political ideas, but I would have gotten a great rest on the music.

Great post my friend.

Posted by: GM Roper at July 15, 2006 04:29 AM

Thanks, GM

I really enjoyed writing that, just listening to music and thinking about things, and just typing what I was thinking.

I may start doing that more often. :-)

Posted by: Seth at July 15, 2006 04:51 AM

So much that I could comment on. But suffice it to say that the music you mentioned is dear to my heart.

Do you remember Henry Mancini's verion of "The Theme from Love Story"? Somewhere in my stack of piano music, I have the piano arrangement which Mancini published.

Sadly, these days I spend all my keyboard time at the computer's keyboard.

How many times I have felt the following: At 50, you can rejoice that you won't be here to see the end result of what liberalism turns our country into over the next half century.

I've got a few years on you, but not many. I'm glad that I'm not young any more.

Posted by: Always On Watch at July 15, 2006 06:20 AM

AOW --

The more I see, the more I'm glad. I only hope that the present generation and their children come to realize what they are letting themselves in for and, for the sake of the latter and their children, try to fix things.

Once we allow something to go too far, it becomes almost indelible. That's what the liberals count on.

Once America believes a liberal agenda is set in stone, the left begins pushing to take its interpretation even farther in their direction. Look at Roe vs Wade, for example, how it was decided vs the way it is "interpreted" by liberals now.

Posted by: Seth at July 15, 2006 09:32 AM

And yes, I can listen to Mancini, Mauriat and their peers from their era knowing that today's young would look at me, LOL, like I have two heads. But that's okay, while the hip-hop and the various screeching and hollering they listen to is rattling their brains loose, I'm listening to music that promotes, much more desirably so, real peace of mind.

Posted by: Seth at July 15, 2006 10:05 AM

I understand what you mean when you say you enjoy just typing what comes out of your head. That's what I did on the post you so kindly commented on, and I swear I didn't "suck the thoughts right out of your head!" ROTFALMAO! We are on the same page, aren't we?

I got more comments on that post than I've had in a while and it's mainly because I just "let go!" I may do that more often too.

Bless you and all the conservative bloggers out there who see the truth. Let's pray for those who don't to get more sense! It seems impossible, I know, but anything is possible through prayer.

Posted by: Gayle at July 16, 2006 05:41 AM

The kind of music we've mentioned takes us back to a simpler and happier time. That facet gives the music even more appeal.

Posted by: Always On Watch at July 16, 2006 05:46 AM

Gayle --

Your rant {http://myrepublicanblog.blogspot.com/2006/07/lets-not-feed-alligators.htm} is awesome! It needs to be read and considered by all from Pelosi to Patriots. Wow, what a long way that would be to travel!

Unfortunately, it might anger anti-Israel liberals.


Posted by: Seth at July 16, 2006 06:33 AM

AOW --

You are so right!

There are lots of times I'll put on music by groups or singers like the Carpenters or the 5th Dimension just to bring my memories and mind back to an infinitely more palatable period in my "years on this planet", LOL

Posted by: Seth at July 16, 2006 06:47 AM

I really can't comment on the musical references since I am not not familiar with these, even though I apparently am halfway between you and GM age-wise. Then again I tend to revel most in music written before 1750.

However, I must take exception to this sentence: At 50, you can rejoice that you won't be here to see the end result of what liberalism turns our country into over the next half century.

In my darker moments, I do find myself echoing this sentiment, but when I emerge from that place, I must renounce this as a cop-out from my (and everyone's) God-ordained responsibility. Age hopefully brings wisdom and perspective -- along with disappointments -- but we still have the call to fight the good fight as long as we can, to invest in the future even if we won't be around to enjoy the fruits -- or at least to do what we can to see that the crop of the future is a good crop. The greatest sin of aging is the decision to sit on one's keister with the intent to "get mine now and to h*** with the next generation".

I'm sure in your heart you know this, so let this be an exhortation to defy the Slough of Despond. Anger untransformed is wearisome to the soul.

Posted by: civil truth at July 17, 2006 05:59 PM

CT --

Oh, don't get me wrong there!

I'll never stop fighting for what I believe is right, I'm more the type to keep struggling right to the last breath rather than surrender.

The sentiment expressed is simply how I see things in the way our society is changing, moving ponderously in a leftward direction.

The fine mixture of religious beliefs, culture and traditions that make America unique and indeed "what it is" are being gradually eroded by the left, our education venues today are fraught with revisionist history, tailored to complement the liberal political agendas of today, and liberal teachers are preaching their politics to the young, captive audiences in their class rooms. Sexual depravity, abortion-on-demand and same sex marriage have been cast into the arena of serious political debate, which may well be a springboard to propelling them into the realm of "the normal". Political correctness, the advent of the media being permitted to commit treason without being made to answer for it, it has become accepted practice for liberal judges to "legislate from the bench" in complete violation of the law -- we have a Senate for that purpose -- and somehow have their decisions, via set precedent, accepted as applicable law in future legal contests.

Liberal trial lawyers and lefty judges have been permitted to make a major industry out of fraudulent and overstated lawsuits, while anti-American legal machines like the ACLU have made a business of suing city, state and federal government for any perceived reference to anything Biblical on public property. They've banned G-d from our public schools, the only exception, in a few districts, of requiring Koran studies for American children and the learning, by American children, of the 5 Pillars Of Islam. These are the same children who are denied prayer to or any references to the G-d of our own Judeo-Christian beliefs.

The political left is in favor of all Americans paying for the "entitlements" of a few, penalizing the successful to benefit the lazy, the less successful and the opportunistic, and they are having their way more and more, not less and less.

What we have is an all too tolerant "right" and a totally intolerant "left". Republican politicians sit idly by and permit their liberal-driven Democratic counterparts to engineer scores of seemingly "insignificant-to-the-big-picture" social changes, and suddenly they've all added up to be one highly significant alteration in the very chemistry of America.

Our country has begun a journey down a road that leads to socialism on an extreme level(think chronic economic failures like France), and the only way to reverse this journey and head it back in the right direction would be by electing a majority of staunch, patriotically motivated conservatives to Congress and their passing bills that completely reverse all the liberal policies that have slipped past us. I don't see this happening, as Elizabeth Doles, Tom Tancredos, et al are rather thin on the ground.

Therefore, I firmly believe that while our efforts today may slow down the advance of socialism in this country, the blissful ignorance of all too many Americans and the spinelessness of the "conservatives" we elect to represent us on the Hill will eventually allow the left to get what they're after, even though in having it, most will realize, too late, that they were much better off with what we had before they decided to tamper with it.

Posted by: Seth at July 18, 2006 01:40 PM

Thank you for the compliment on my rant! Your opinion means a lot to me. :)

I sincerely hope the left doesn't get what they are after; if they should, then our children, grandchildren, hell! ...all of our decendents are doomed! Keep on fighting them, keep on posting, keep on writing your representatives. Keep on keeping on! That's all we can do.

Time for a new post, Seth???

Posted by: Gayle at September 4, 2006 06:38 AM

Gayle --

It was great!

I was expecting to do some posting over the last couple of days, but I ended up having people over all weekend, barbecuing and imbibing. I keep too well stocked a bar for my own good.

I'll email you what I mean, LOL.

Posted by: Seth at September 4, 2006 09:53 PM