25 September 2012


by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 25 September 2012

"As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." Andrew Carnegie

It's perplexing there are so many convenient means, computers from desktop to handheld, for easily accessing information and yet so many Americans are clueless about what's happening in America and the world. That is, what of importance is happening in America and around the world.  
A day or so ago radio shock jock Howard Stern asked Obama supporters if they thought Obama would find and kill Osama bin Laden; if Obama was a Mormon and Romney a Muslim; if Obama did the right thing by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate and if he did so because Ryan was qualified or black. 

The respondents, all black which caused a little ruffle, answered as if all was in order with the questions. They did not have a clue.

The favorite quote citing an Obama accomplishment, "He got the medical thing going."

To be fair, no ethnic group has a monopoly on stupidity.

A few years back during one of Leno's Jay-walking interviews - where he greets folks on the street and asks questions, he stopped a blond who looked to be in her late 20s, directed her attention to a U. S. flag flapping in the breeze atop a building and asked her how many stars on that flag. She looked, thought a moment, and said, "It's moving to fast to count them." Assume a like answer had she been asked about the stripes.
God help us. 
Late last night Twitter was afire with angry football fans - some well-known in the public eye - venting about the replacement referees call of the game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. Though I quit watching the NFL long ago and could care less, I read tweets for a few minutes. Such passion, and language, over something that really does not matter. The degree of anger astonishing. Over football? Over replacement referees? Really? 
How terribly sad many an American can name the starting lineup of their favorite NFL team (maybe the entire roster) but are stumped when asked to name the three branches of government; identify three Cabinet members; name the American ambassador killed in Libya two weeks ago; name one soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine killed in Afghanistan during the past five days; name their congressman and Senator; or locate Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, New Mexico, or their home town on a map.
God help us.
This morning I arose from slumber at my usual early hour, that most would consider insane, and the first email I saw was from a Marine friend...
"I am watching the CBS morning show and they are going after Obama in a way I have never seen MSM do. I don't know the name of the journalist, but he indicated that it was election year and that Obama could not be expected to attend any UN meetings, but instead could found on daytime tv making his rounds. He also went on to say that it is Obama's worldview or none at all. There were several anchors that were really critical of Obama's handling of foreign policy. Maybe the tide will begin to turn."

My reply to that email in a moment. 

The NFL has had replacement referees for less than a month. By vulgar and hateful discourse on the computers, desktop to handheld, you'd think the world was on the verge of ending. I've heard there's something called 'Fantasy Football' - I have no idea what that's all about but can only imagine the impact of the replacement referees; believe me, I'll not waste the time.   
America has suffered a replacement president for four years. Some think, especially Israel - our friend, their world is on the verge of ending. No fantasy here. Their enemy, Iran, has vowed to wipe them off the map, and are close to having the nuclear means of doing so. Mr. Obama says he cares. His behavior (e.g., refusing to meet with Israel's Prime Minister) indicates otherwise. Closer to home, a fanatical enemy operating under the cover of a 'religion of peace' is intent on destroying America. They have declared that intent and are ever trying to attack America - home and abroad. Nor is this fantasy. Mr. Obama says he cares. His behavior (e.g., shunning daily intelligence briefs) indicates otherwise.
Where's Mr. Obama, replacement president, been? Everywhere (e.g., mingling with Hollywood, dining with pop stars, and joking with entertainment radio and TV), but in the game.     
Where's the anger, my fellow Americans?

As for that email reply, it didn't take so much as a sip of coffee, it was still brewing, nor moment's thought...

"Mr. Obama's behavior is easily translated: He's giving America the finger and saying, 'What are you going to do about it?'"

Mr. Obama's been signing, offensively, with both hands, for four years. And his mouth playing defense.

'The finger - aka: the birdie' is the most offensive gesture in our culture. Flash it and instant anger rages - some people are ready to kill, and do.

A couple of presidential fingers are flashing.

Flags are down all over the field.   

Yeah, America, "What are you going to do about it?" 

Post Script

Tuesday, 06 November 2012!


mCat said...

Again, you nailed it.
Again, I shared it.

Thank you for writing and expressing things so perfectly!

John S said...

All too true and an America that slumbers while every freedom is taken from them. Some people should not be allowed to vote until they can show they are sufficiently informed to do so.