Laughable columnist E. J. Dionne offers this preposterous notion regarding John McCain and the Freddie/Fannie situation:

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

Here was my response to the article:

“More tripe from the in-the-bag Washington Post. E. J. Dionne wants to spout that a “little more regulation” could have averted this mess, without bothering to mention that it was precisely a “little more regulation” that got us IN this mess in the first place. Had the policies of Bill Clinton (you know, that DEMOCRAT who somehow gets credit for a good economy when, in fact, his thinly-disguised Carteresque policies are only just now coming to the fore) not REQUIRED Freddie and Fannie to issue a certain percentage of loans to exceedingly sub-prime consumers in “underserved” neighborhoods, the “crisis” we’re now witness to would be no crisis at all.

Further, Dionne posits that when things go awry in the market it is “always the federal government that has to step in”.

HOGWASH.

It is always the federal government that CHOOSES to step in, because minding other people’s business is what Washington DOES–and it certainly shouldn’t. Frankly, if government were run correctly–that is to say, exactly the OPPOSITE of how Dionne and other Liberals would do it–these overblown agencies would, firstly, not exist (certainly not in their current overburdened form) and secondly, would be allowed to fail JUST LIKE ANY OTHER POORLY-RUN BUSINESS. And when consumers who signed contracts on property they could not pay for suddenly can’t pay, they too can go belly-up FOR THEIR OWN POOR DECISIONS. It is the government’s responsibility to protect us from forces outside of our control, NOT FROM OUR OWN MISTAKES.

Dionne is also disingeniuous in that this blather doesn’t point out who has most gained from Freddie and Fannie. BARACK OBAMA is the second-most financial beneficiary of the mismanagement of Freddie/Fannie among all congressmen. Somehow that fact eludes all these liberal writers who want to lay the blame for any ill on those who actually work and earn money. The liberal “elite” in this nation want to claim they are the representatives of the hard working American, when in reality they just wish to ROB the hard-working so that they can give to those who do nothing at all. This article is just more claptrap from a liberal establishment hell-bent on pushing Socialism down the throats of an American populace they hope will be too lazy to dig into the issues and find the REAL culprits.

Lastly, the hypocricy of Dionne is staggering. Obama’s camp cries foul over advertisements which are absolutely true, and Dionne joins the chorus. Who is distracting from the real issues? Obama has been propped up as a celebrity from day one, yet the Dems cry foul when McCain calls attention to his status. Obama has yet to be vetted in any meaningful way, yet the Dems and their in-the-bag buddies in the Liberal media complain when they feel McCain’s VICE Presidential nominee wasn’t examined closely enough. THEN they do everything in their power to dig up (or make up) stories about Sarah Palin in an attempt to discredit her (you know, things like the book-banning issue which NEVER HAPPENED), and then they complain that McCain and Company are trying to “distract” the voters when they call Obama and his cronies on the carpet for their lack of character and responsibility. It would be laughable except that these people might actually influence voters with their duplicitious messages. THAT would be criminal.

If Barack Obama is so interested in issues, HE SHOULD ACCEPT MCCAIN’S MANY OFFERS TO DEBATE one-on-one, with the American people sitting in judgement. He cannot do this because, like E. J. Dionne’s article, there is nothing of substance and too little reality with regard to anything he has to offer.”

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Here’s my response to the despicable blatherings of Richard Cohen who is trying to reach a new low (what, exactly, is lower than the position that Cohen regularly occupies?  Whale shit?  Magma?) by calling John McCain a traitor.  This contemptible bastard needs to be sanctioned by his editors and the only way something like that can happen is if enough people contact the Washington Post and make their complaints heard.

HERE IS THE ARTICLE

Here’s my response:

“Cohen, you’re a stooge and you, personally, are far more “liar” than John McCain could ever be. You know there is no “untruth” about what was run in those advertisements. Just because you don’t like the truth of them, or you don’t like that the truth of those ads masks whatever “good” might be part and parcel of the content, doesn’t make them untrue and you know it.

The world knows you’re a leftist blowhard, but you’re beginning to enter dangerous ground. When you characterize one of the few remaining genuine American heroes as “treasonous” you yourself are a traitor in the eyes of many of us–you know, the hometown Americans who actually still give a damn about this country. That you’ve “given up on the military” is no surprise, ignoring the fact that the men and women in uniform are the ones who have bought the very freedom you flaunt and abuse, and the ones who secure for you that freedom on a daily basis. Using the freedoms OTHERS HAVE PURCHASED FOR YOU as a pulpit from which to call one of them treasonous is, I would have thought, beneath even you (and getting “beneath you” is pretty bloody difficult). Whereas, though, I once looked at you with disdain, I am now seething with contempt. Rest assured that the more you play so loosely with words like “treason”, the more your stock is going to fall among TRUE Americans, to the point you may find yourself judged by your very own verbage.

You are despicable, and your supporters no better. YOU are the traitor, Richard Cohen–you and those who would follow you.”

The Messiah is becoming human, so much so that even in the state of New York, where Obama has all but been granted a win already, polls show him slipping into a dead heat with John McCain.

The electoral map is really beginning to take on an eerie resemblance to one I remember seeing in 1980, and again in 1984.  Be afraid, Democrats…be very afraid.

FULL STORY HERE

Now, to the matter of exactly why electing Barack Obama would be about the stupidest thing any American could even contemplate. There are a hundred different reasons this would be colossaly moronic; I’m going to stick with three.

Let’s talk economy. No…on second thought, let’s don’t. Let’s talk PHILOSOPHY. Let’s talk about America, and what has made us the greatest nation to ever grace the planet. Let’s talk about the basic principles that define us as a nation and a people. Let’s talk about how almost everything Barack Obama stands for runs diametrically counter to those principles.

Let me say something first–and I want you to pause for as long as you need to absorb this. DO NOT LEAVE THIS NEXT SENTENCE UNTIL YOU HAVE THIS REALITY FIXED FIRMLY IN YOUR HEAD.

At no point in human history has there been a more successful model of civilization and advancement than the America envisioned by our founding fathers and carried out successfully for the past two hundred plus years. NEVER IN HUMAN HISTORY…THE ENTIRETY OF MANKIND’S TIME ON THIS PLANET…has there been a more successful model of HUMAN ADVANCEMENT than the America created and put into motion by our founding fathers more than two hundred years ago.

There may be some from the far whacko left-wing who would try to debate this. Besides being completely full of horse manure, and having spent FAR too many years with their noses buried in books of little import, these nutjobs are invariably also PUSHING AN AGENDA. That agenda is an idealism-driven concept of a “perfect society” that is a pipedream of grandest proportions.

Your sixteen-year-old comes to you and says “I want to be a Rock Star, and look–I can play the piano!” and then tinkers out Mary Had a Little Lamb on the keyboard. Ask yourself truthfully, what is your GUT REACTION going to be…and then ask yourself how you would handle this situation with your child.

This is the VERY NATURE of the leftist-socialist pipe dream. The society they envision is BEYOND a stretch, and the pursuit of it is a ridiculous waste of time. What’s more, chasing after this faulty objective undermines what could be a legitimate pursuit of their core desires for equality and lasting peace in society. Why? Because it’s time that could be better utilized working toward attainable goals instead of moronic ones.

Let’s spend a paragraph coming to an understanding of why no socialist model will ever work. Now again, there will be a thousand “progressives” out there who want to debate what I’m about to say. I am telling you right now there is no need for debate–this is the reality of the matter and it is beyond question.

Here’s what has to happen before any of these whacky socialist ideas could ever work:

We all must be born of the same gender.
We all must be born of the same race.
We all must be born of the same height, weight and physical characteristics.
There must be no religion, or the religion that does exist must be practiced unquestionably by all members of the society without exception.
There must be no ownership of anything, by anyone.
There must be no borders, no walls, no structure of any kind.
There must be no husbands or wives, and children will belong to the “society”.
Everyone must agree on everything, always.

This is a partial list, and remember–for ANY socialist society to work in any meaningful way, ALL of these things must be true. Naturally, not ONE of these things is now, has ever been, or will ever be true. Ergo, SOCIALISM CAN NEVER WORK.

Those silly zealots who try to point to countries that have adopted some socialistic principles always fail to mention that firstly, those socialist add-ons are just a small part of a greater picture that invariably embraces the American model to a much greater degree, and secondly, that the very programs they want to hold up as examples of “progress” are all–ALL–miserably failing; and they’re dragging down the rest of the otherwise-useful government that mistakenly put them in place to begin with.

So what exactly characterizes socialism? I wish I could stop with the short answer to this, which is simply “it’s communism dressed in a pretty package” or, put another way, “you can put lipstick on communism, but it’s still communism”. That’s the reality. Unfortunately there will (again) be liberal whack-jobs who want to debate the subtle, semantic differences between the two. THE GOVERNING PRINCIPLES BEHIND BOTH ARE THE SAME–that is, that society must be somehow “equal”, that wealth must be (artificially) redistributed, that nobody can own anything, and that there will, consequently, be no “classes” of people.

Utter hogwash. It would be amusing if there weren’t actually people out there pushing this agenda, ONE OF WHOM IS BARACK OBAMA.

Explain to me what is equal between one person who works all day long and another who collects a welfare check once per month? Explain to me what is equal between one person who graduates high school, goes to college, works full-time while pursuing his or her degree, gets a job with with a great deal of responsibility (and money) versus someone who chooses to flip hamburgers at “minimum wage”?

The liberals will tell you this disparity exists because the hamburger-flipper wasn’t afforded the same opportunities as the hard worker. They’ll say “you can’t look down your nose at someone who flips hamburgers–that’s hard work!”. They’ll tell you that because the hamburger-flipper’s mother was a crack addict, that he was somehow prevented from making more of himself. I’ll tell you that the bastard can’t even put a round hamburger on a round bun, and he wants MY TAX DOLLARS to give him a higher education?

I’m coming off the point a bit, but this is one debate within humanity that makes my blood boil more than any other. Let me just say that any real American–ANY TRUE AMERICAN–understands and believes that we are all born equal, AND FROM THERE WE ARE WHAT WE CHOOSE TO BE. I don’t need to be lectured about hamburger-flipping…I’ve flipped patties. I don’t need to be told about hard work–I’ve been a farm hand (and work doesn’t GET any harder than that). I also don’t need to be told about being or getting rich. I GREW UP POOR, at least by American standards, AND I’M FAR FROM RICH NOW. But the most important thing to know about me is that I AM EXACTLY WHERE THE CHOICES I’VE MADE HAVE TAKEN ME. I decided against college and so I have no degree and I don’t get taken seriously for many jobs. I chose not to join the military (back in my more ‘liberal-thinking’ days) and so I have no service to my nation to which I may point with pride. I chose to spend ten years “slacking” following my graduation from high school (which I chose, fortunately, to do) and so I’m a decade behind in achieving what I could have achieved. IT’S NOBODY ELSE’S FAULT THAT I HAVE NOT MADE MORE OF MY LIFE, and it’s nobody else’s responsibility to see to it that I do. I don’t deserve anyone else’s money because I’ve done nothing to earn it. I don’t believe in taking from those who have created, worked hard, and EARNED because I chose to pursue a less productive path. Robin Hood could just as easily be named “Robbing Hood” because taking from the rich to give to the poor is NOT noble or righteous. It’s also not NECESSARY, and THAT is the real beauty of the American Dream. ANYONE WHO SO CHOOSES can achieve heights unimagined by societies past. Americans are bound only by their own personal choices–nothing more.

Barack Obama, the Democrat nominee for President, doesn’t believe this. He (and most of his ilk) are of the opinion that wealth should be not a reward, but a right. He believes that it’s only fair to take from those who have earned, and redistribute that wealth to those who have not. He believes that it is George Bush’s fault that someone in Detroit is out of work (whereas I believe that someone who is out of work in a nation that offers employment to NINETY FOUR PERCENT OF IT’S POPULATION is someone who just wants to be out of work). Barack Obama believes that government exists to take ownership of everything, and through the power of it’s beauracracy to redistribute those assets to everyone regardless of their contribution to the creation and gaining of that wealth. THIS IS THE HEART OF SOCIALISM (look it up), and it’s WRONG.

Let’s talk Obama TAX CUTS. Barry Obama says he’ll provide tax cuts for 95% of the population. This magnanimous gesture would be absolutely wonderful if he could pull off the mathematical wizardry it would require, since at least 40% of the American populace pays no taxes to begin with! What Obama REALLY wants to do is take more money from those who are earning it–THOSE WHO CREATE WEALTH, CREATE JOBS, CREATE TRUE PROGRESS, AND CREATE PROSPERITY–and give it to those who do not. He wants to pass the largest tax INCREASES in history, but only on those who earn (go figure) and pass the money down to those who do NOT earn. He calls that a “tax cut”. I call it ADDITIONAL WELFARE in a nation already plagued by an increasingly unfair welfare class.

Oh, but what about those nasty, evil oil companies? Shouldn’t they have to pay more tax on their “obscene” profits?

Let me ask you a question. You have a small business; you sell widgets. Now you have a line of people a mile long who are craving your widgets so much that they’re willing to pay $4 per widget. Can you tell me truthfully that you, out of the goodness of your heart, are going to charge just $1 per widget? Of course you’re not.

Now, let’s say that it costs you only fifty cents to produce a widget, and so you’re making an “obscene” profit on your widgets. Is it fair that you should have to pay MORE in taxes than someone who is selling, say, whoozits but only turns a tiny profit-per-whoozit? Your widgets are in demand, their whoozits are not. Is this fair? Is it right? Is it the American way?

Let’s say the government succeeds in taking those excessive taxes out of your profits. Wouldn’t it be fair to assume that now, rather than expand your widget business, building new widget distributorships, creating techologically advanced widgets for the competitive widget-building industry, CREATING JOBS in the widget manufacturing sector–wouldn’t it be fair to say that you’ll either have to curtail those endeavors or find less-expensive ways of achieving those goals by, for instance, FINDING WORKERS WHO WILL WORK FOR PENNIES PER DAY IN SOME OTHER COUNTRY rather than paying good wages to American workers? Or you could maybe raise the price of your widgets even more, so that now the American workers who are losing jobs because those same tax increases on other businesses have affected their lives have to pay even MORE for widgets. Oh, Barack Obama and his cohorts in congress have an answer for that, too…THEY’LL JUST RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE, so now you, Mr. Widgetmaker, have to pay even MORE wages to American workers (that manufacturing plant in China is looking more and more appealing, isn’t it?). So you lay off even MORE workers, and the communist bastards, rather than address the REAL PROBLEM (their moronic policies) want to come in and REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKES ALL OVER AGAIN, in the name of “progress”! Tell me, isn’t this the biggest joke you’ve ever heard?

Socialism does not work. It never has, and as long as human beings are human beings it never will. America was founded on a principle that says, among other things, that all men are CREATED equal and are endowed with certain LIBERTIES (having the government tell you what you can make, when you can make it, how much you can charge for it, and how much of the money you earn you can actually keep–this is NOT LIBERTY). Note that the message of the founders was NOT that all men ARE equal. All men (and women) are most definitely NOT equal and again, never will be. As an American I believe that it is my right to be or do anything (within reason) that I wish to do. This includes being a billionaire or a bum, running a store or running for President. I can be just as educated as I want to be (and don’t believe for one second these fools who say that education can only be achieved by the priveleged–that in itself is a complete joke. There is a free public library in virtually every town in America…those who are not educated don’t care to be educated). I can be just as industrious as I want to be (it isn’t up to someone else to provide work for me–I live in America and I can find a million ways to make money if I don’t want a “job; and face it, those who don’t have jobs just don’t want them). POOR PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE POOR BY CHOICE. That sounds harsh, I know, but reality is reality. The only exceptions to that reality are those who suffer–TRULY suffer–from a disability that just cannot be overcome, AND THERE ARE PRECIOUS FEW OF THESE IN THE WORLD TODAY. My mother is a victim of Multiple Sclerosis, yet she makes her way every day. Still, I have no problem with a society that wants to help those who are truly at the mercy of disease and deformity; those are “socialistic” roles I can comfortably trust to my government. But you know what? As soon as you give even that much, these people will start saying that DRUG ADDICTS SUFFER FROM A DISEASE! Please.

It is PATENTLY wrong to take from those who have earned to give to those who have not. This is the Barack Obama economics plan, and it stinks. Obama wants YOU to support the “poor” people of Chicago (who, to be truthful, wouldn’t know poor if it bit them in the ass–there are mothers in this world watching their children starving to death in their arms, children in this world who are seeing their parents STONED TO DEATH, and are then having their hands cut off because they won’t stop crying, and unlike in America there is NOBODY to whom these people can turn). Obama wants to take money from those who have created wealth (and jobs, and opportunity, and prosperity) and give it to those who have not. He wants YOU to pay for someone else’s education, someone else’s housing, someone else’s food, electricity, medical care. And if you are one of those who fall into the class who would receive these “benefits”? Then firstly, you should be ashamed to accept them, and secondly, MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF. Don’t tell me about the job you’ve lost and how you can’t get another one. Don’t tell me that you are too old to re-educate yourself, or that you’re “losing everything”. I WAS HOMELESS THREE YEARS AGO, with a pregnant wife and a borrowed truck and a hundred dollars in my pocket. Don’t even begin to tell me what can and can’t be done in this country–I’ve been as down as one can be, and I’ve turned it around. There’s no reason you can’t, too.

All of that said, I have no problem with programs that TEMPORARILY assist people who are down and out. I’ve taken advantage of those very programs myself. But there must be LIMITS as to what these programs provide, and there must be limits as to how long anyone can take advantage of them. I was DESTITUTE three years ago, and today I have more than I’ve ever had in my life. Six months of government assistance was the bridge between falling and climbing for me. But MILLIONS in this country live on government handouts EVERY DAY, EVERY MONTH, EVERY YEAR. They do that on the backs of American taxpayers, because people like Barack Obama perpetuate their class while talking of “tax cuts”. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

More to come.

OBAMA CAMPAIGN:  Hey, I have a great idea.  Let’s use the expression “lipstick on a pig” in a stump speech.  That will get a laugh!

THE LITTLE VOICE OF REASON:  This might not be such a good idea.  We’re already losing the female vote like mad–this could really be offensive to women and anyone who cares about women’s issues.  This really sounds like a bad idea.

OBAMA:  Let’s do it!

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OBAMA CAMPAIGN:  Hey, let’s make an ad that makes fun of old people!  John McCain is SOOOO old!  (How old is he)?  He’s so old he can’t operate a computer!  That will get a great laugh!

THE LITTLE VOICE OF REASON:  Geez, that lipstick on a pig thing didn’t go over too well.  Should we really be offending older Americans now, and people with disabilities who have trouble working a computer?  This sounds like a really, REALLY bad idea.

OBAMA:  Let’s do it!

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The thing to remember about John McCain and computers is, unlike most of us, he has difficulty making his arms and hands work right.  He’d never allow anyone to call him “handicapped”, but the reality is that years of torture left him physically unable to perform certain tasks the rest of us take for granted.

In his thirties, Barack Obama was stirring up trouble working for the Chicago political machine.  In John McCain’s thirties he was having his arms tied behind him and his full body weight lifted up by his WRISTS.  Barack Obama was registering voters three or four times and adding dead people to the voter rolls.  John McCain was undergoing physical agony in defense of his country.

You suck, Barack Obama.  You suck, and you’re an ass.  Grow up, and go away.  Real Americans DESPISE YOU…and you’re just continuing to prove them Wright…er, right.

This is the first in a series of posts that will be rather longish and in-depth. You should prepare yourself for this before reading, especially if you have the attention span of your average video gamer or television watcher. Nothing is going to explode, you can’t “level up”, there won’t be any extreme makeovers and nobody is going to be voted off of this island. Well, if they leave a truly inane comment someone might, but that will be after the post is completed so it doesn’t count.

The purpose of this post is to lay out, as succinctly as I can, my objection to Barack Obama and the far-left agenda. I’m going to try to avoid the usual “talking points”, although they’re generally valid. Instead I’m going to attempt to delve a little deeper into the realities of the persons and issues involved in this campaign and avoid the silliness and distractions. These are well and good, in the proper time, but this discussion is aimed at being a bit more serious.

Let me begin by giving you my “qualifieds”. Here’s what I’m not…I’m not a politician, a pundit, a newsman (though I once was), or a party hack. I’m not rich, and I’m not poor. I’ve not served in the military, though I spend seven days per week working for a Veteran’s organization. I am not a college graduate.

Here’s what I am…I’m a husband and father, a business owner, an otherwise-ordinary man, an American patriot. I have a great belief in the promise of America as it was outlined by our founding fathers and a great belief in the benefits AND RESPONSIBILITIES of Liberty. I believe in the free market and in small government that concentrates on providing basic infrastructure and ensures protection from our enemies but otherwise stays out of our lives–and out of our way.

When I say that I’m an “otherwise ordinary” man, it’s because I do have one extraordinary trait that is, at times like these, both a blessing and a curse. I’m referring to hyper-intelligence.

I point this out because it goes to the root of this whole blog. Any idiot with a computer and a couple of typing classes can put his opinion online these days, and almost any idiot can pick up on it and start quoting it like gospel (just ask the mainstream media or, more specifically Keith Olbermann–a bigger idiot you will be hard-pressed to find). There is so much crap out there, especially the pseudo-intellectual bullshit that flows from the left, that it can be difficult to distinquish between what SHOULD be read and believed and what should be left to suffer the death of isolation. For every blog out there that makes sense and offers something relevant to the conversation, there are a thousand that are nothing more than distractions at best.

So why is my opinion different than most? Well to be frank, it’s because I think more clearly and more directly than the vast majority of people. Allow me to illustrate.

My last officially measured Intelligence Quotient came in at 152. There are many factors that come into play before that number really means anything, and I’m not going to go into such detail for these purposes. Instead I’ll put this into perspective. Consider this example; if you gather 100 people into a room, and you choose the smartest two out of those 100, those two people score in the “98th percentile”, or the top two percent.

I score in the top two percent OF THAT TOP TWO PERCENT. In other words, if you put 100 of these exceptional people into another room, I would be one of the smartest two of THOSE. In comparitive terms, the physicist Stephen Hawking is believed to also have an IQ of 152.

Now simple IQ alone is not much of a measure of anything. There are differing talents that must accompany that for it to be worth much. I am not a “deep thinker”, for instance. That is to say that I don’t spend hours pondering the meaning of this particular thing, or studying the writings of a thousand scholars who came before. That type of intelligence belongs to people such as Barack Obama, whose IQ score is estimated to be somewhere in the range of 130-148. I’m also not a “whiz” with numbers; I don’t “compute” like a calculator. On the other hand I can add a column of numbers in my head faster than most people can do it on a calculator, so in that respect I have some “computational” ability. I have no great love for “deep thinkers”; I believe they are either incapable of drawing correct conclusions (and have to have to weigh so many opinions in hopes of findng one), or they’re incapable of making decisions based upon the information at hand, or they’re just wasters of time, or some combination of all of these. I also dislike them because invariably they wear their deep-thinking “prowess” like some kind of crown when, in reality, most of them are simply ninnies. The VAST majority of college professors are just like this. Their pseudo-intellectual crap is detritus of the highest order; I know perfectly good auto mechanics whose wit, wisdom and overall mental abilities far exceed that of some of our “most respected, learned” individuals…yet these are the people who are “educating” our young people today.

As for my “special skills”, firstly I enjoy an exceptional ability to retain information. I don’t forget much of anything. I can still remember the phone number for the hospital where my grandfather once stayed for a day or so…more than thirty years ago. I remember not only the actors and actresses in movies, but often the composer, gaffer, key grip, and other bizarre factoids of little or no use. This talent is diminishing somewhat as I age, but it’s still pretty sharp. Next, I have an amazing ability to “dismantle” things in my head, and put them back together again (sometimes in their original form, and sometimes in different but equally useful forms). It’s a little hard to explain what that means, especially because in my case it manifests itself in many ways. One of those ways is in puzzles–I can look at a puzzle, fully assembled, and once it’s broken down I can reassemble it with surprising efficiency. If you’ve ever taken aptitude tests that require you to look at a picture of a fully-assembled box and then choose which “unfolded” box would build the assembled one–well, those challenges take me all of about a tenth of a second to complete. Those are PRACTICAL examples of this particular intellectual gift. A less-demonstrable but even MORE “practical” (by my estimation) use of this function is that I can “read between the lines” as well as anyone I’ve ever met. This is an extremely useful talent and it applies equally with the written word as it does with the spoken.

Without doubt, however, the most impressive mental attribute that I have is the ability to DRAW CORRECT CONCLUSIONS. I refer to this as “big picture” ability.

Most people have the ability to easily move, in their mind, from point “A” to point “B”. They can see “if I do this, this will happen”. If you touch a hot stove you’re going to burn your hand. If you spend all of your money on Friday night you’re going to be unable to pay your bills on Monday. Virtually everyone can make correct assumptions as to an outcome when only points A and B are in consideration. A few people even have the ability to go from A to C, D even E or F on occasion. Very few people, I have found, can move much beyond that. Example–if I go out tonight, I’ll spend money that is already allocated to bills; I won’t be able to pay my cable bill on Monday; they will shut my cable off; I won’t be able to list anything on eBay; I won’t sell anything; I won’t have money to go out with next week. That is about the extent of most people’s “linear” thinking ability. Moreover, many people can ONLY think in this kind of linear fashion. They are okay when it comes to drawing obvious parallels or making obvious leaps, but they can’t think laterally while thinking in linear fashion AT THE SAME TIME. Try and picture, if you will, a question that has ten possible answers, and each of those answers is in turn a question with ten possible answers, on down the line. Some people can work two or three spots deep DOWN LINE and be moderately successful. Now, picture those different answers being INTERCONNECTED WITH THE OTHERS. Almost nobody I’ve ever met can take a given scenario and play it out all the way down AND ACROSS to arrive at the correct conclusion. Almost nobody except me. This is my intellectual “gift”.

While I am thrilled to the core to be able to see things so clearly, it makes me crazy that other people cannot. Things that seem so completely logical and obvious to me are lost on the vast majority of others. This is frustrating enough, but then when I try to explain these things I either get blank stares or argument. This is INFURIATING. It is because of this that I so often say I don’t suffer fools well–and if you’ve read this this blog much you know this to be true! I’m a living embodiment of the expression “those of you who think you know it all are very aggravating to those of us who do.”

So, to summarize to this point…my special talent is the ability to see the big picture, faster and more clearly than most others, and to draw proper conclusions in a fluid manner–while using a keen eye for patterns and meanings that are often hidden below the surface.

Can you see where I’m going here?

Now, how does all of this apply to this election in general, and to Barack Obama in particular.

Well I’m going to save entry into that discussion until my next post, but I will say this–and I’m going to repeat it half a dozen times before this is all said and done–so pay attention to it. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION YOU AND I HAVE EVER FACED, AND COULD VERY WELL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION WE EVER WILL FACE. There really is that much on the line this go-’round.

More to come.

So what does that have to do with Barack Obama?

It seems the Obama team, in their greatest act of desperation to date, has ratcheted up the garbage rhetoric and their own “mock outrage” and, surprise surprise, the Liberal media is abetting their duplicity. You’d think the MSM would have by now learned at least a little lesson–and perhaps MSNBDNC is trying to hide its ties a bit better, while remaining the most ridiculous excuse for a house of journalism in human history–but on balance, they’re still the same old in-the-bag bunch they’ve always been.

Here’s what you do, Mr. McCain and company.

You put them on notice.

No, not polite little “you should try to be more fair” notice. Not whining notice. Plain old NOTICE. It should read something like this:

Dear Main Stream Media;

There’s going to be an election soon and when it’s all said and done John McCain is going to be President. You may not wish to accept that now, but it’s nevertheless true. Just for fun, though, let’s say there’s only a fifty-fifty chance of that happening. IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO CAST YOUR LOT WITH ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER.

See, if you’re going to pretend to be objective while clearly demonstrating your abiding affection for the Democrat in this race, the McCain/Palin ticket is going to make you put your money where your collective mouths are. BEGINNING TODAY, any media outlet clearly pursuing a partisan agenda will receive as good as it gets. You’re wondering what that means, exactly. Well, once President McCain is sworn in, there will be press briefings in the White House. You will each want a seat in those meetings. You will want those seats to be prominent. You will want to be called upon when you have a question. You will hope to have the opportunity to follow up on those questions if you do get to ask them.

YOU WILL BE DENIED ANY OR ALL OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES AS APPROPRIATE.

You’re wondering who decides such appropriateness? PRESIDENT JOHN MCCAIN.

You, the members of the press, have a responsibility to the American people and you’ve clearly abdicated that responsibility. You’ve made it a point to MAKE news, not report it. You’ve created walls of deceit and innuendo and then “reported” on the sensation of it all. You’ve been disingenuous and in doing so you’ve endangered your role. Therefore your role will be diminished or dismissed altogether. The President of the United States can speak to the people of the United States without your help, especially now. The power of the internet has rendered your outlets useless for all intents and purposes anyway. The President has the ability to create an Executive Communications Center into which any American can tap at his or her will. There will be no more spin. There will be the live, unadulterated workings of the Executive Offices. Your presence will no longer be required.

If this is how you prefer communications to be handled when John McCain is President, keep up with your slanted reports. Keep promoting your agenda at the expense of objectivity and honesty. If you think viewership and subscription rates are on the decline NOW, just WAIT until you see the new ECC.

You’ve gotten all the warning you’re going to get. Clean up your act, fire those who continually violate the most sacred rule of journalism, and you’ll have a chance to remain a factor in the American experience. Continue your current path and you do so at your own expense.”

THAT’S how I would handle the media. It’s time these bozos were reduced to the whale-shit level they’ve put themselves at anyway. They’re rapidly becoming irrelevant. Maybe we just need to hasten that descent.