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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:00 pm

As I read and observe the society we are currently watching evolve, I am torn between fervent prayer for my country and a desire to sit back, light up a cigar and watch the proceedings with bemusement.

Did I somehow take a wrong turn and wind up in some version of Rod Serlings' "Twilight Zone" human zoo?

We have just begun an administration headed by the greatest fraud ever perpetrated upon the American people, all with the sycophantic and slavish spoon feeding of the masses by the media. If you read "Brave New World" or the novel "1984," it will become clear that we have moved into the time of "doublespeak."

How else do you explain a massive, unrepayable deficit spending spree as an "investment" in some or other government program; or the convoluted arguments used to justify the breaking of our countries laws by illegal alien hordes - yes folks, that was illegal aliens; or the explanation that to be considered a "nice" country of fools, we are going to release crazed, radical Islamic terrorist killers out of Guantanamo directly into our streets? Hell yes! I'm sure that once they stop into a local Starbucks and sample the good vibes, they will certainly change their ways.

I can feel the collective siphoning of our national IQ every time I read an article that describes someone stepping in front of a train as if the damn thing was going to stop because it might "dis" the person, and then suffer the inane suggestions that we fence off all the railroad tracks. The fact that I have children who I want to see and enjoy the country that I have known will keep me in prayer and battle-ready to fight the snuffing of common sense descending over us all. I guess the cigars will have to wait.

Ron Yacopetti


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  • posted at 3:52 am on Mon, May 18, 2009.


    I share your frustration. It was evident prior to the new administration that the Democratic leaders (Pelosi, Frank, et all) were going to steamroll the legislative process to get their pet spending priorities in. Now we have the change that Americans voted for.However, there is encouragement on the horizon. If Pelosi is slapped down over her blatant lies, and the President has really taken notice of the voters who have legitimate differences with him (see his speech at Notre Dame), we may be able to survive this cycle of politics.Just like the Newt Gingrich congress got too arrogant and needed to get slapped down, the current congress might get the same fate. Perhaps we might get some meaningful dialog from our politicians instead of 30 second talking points if we remove the speaker.But politicians just can't help themselves. They are campaigners first and leaders only when it helps them personally in the polls. I will be watching with interest how this plays out.

  • posted at 3:10 am on Mon, May 18, 2009.


    kota - while I agree that recent political actions have concerned me as well, the future is something that I have no problem with. Just as economic conditions are cyclic, so is our government. Every two years we have the opportunity to build a brand new House of Representatives; every four years we get to decide on a different occupant for the White House. The Senate's members are replaced in a like manner, although we don't get to wipe the slate clean all at once.After nearly four months of a nearly Democrat-controlled government, I see the "future" as just about the only thing we can rely upon to correct the mistakes of "now." Keep your chin up; all is certainly not lost.

  • posted at 2:18 am on Mon, May 18, 2009.


    You sound quite frustrated just as so many of us are. I was taught "don't spend it if you don't have it" yet our country is, laws were made to be enforced, a person should be held responsible for his/her actions and many other things yet the disregard for traditional values goes on and on. I use to be people lived and worked for the future, now the question is "what future"?


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