These Early Hours

I’ll arise before the dawn…the stillness and quiet permeates my surroundings. Beginning again the cycle that has repeated for more years than I care to remember.

Something different will make itself known about this day. Unsettling and uncomfortable.Nevertheless, the routine will fall into play as I begin the tasks that lie ahead. There will be a bit of preoccupation. Ever present and incomplete.

I will find myself surrounded by triggers that lead to inadequacies and shortcomings. I was better in recent years. But I fear that may be lost now. The saddest part is I’m not sure why….

The Disgust

  
It recently occurred to me how disgusted and disapproving Barack Obama seems to be with the nation as a whole…constantly. 

I liken him to Gladys Cooper’s character as Bette Davis’s indignant and rigid mother in the 1942 classic, “Now, Voyager”. He is always at odds with what’s best for the country. In the film, “Charlotte” (Davis) realizes she will never earn the respect of her distant, detached mother. Only when she breaks free of her mother’s controlling grip, does she come into her own.

The United States has languished under Mr. Obama and his incessant and unfounded criticism. Our only hope is a new direction in 2016 as we will hopefully return to what makes this nation work. And trading Barack Obama for Hillary Clinton is most DEFINITELY NOT the answer! 

Anticipation and Expectation…

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This quiet All Hallow’s Eve got me to thinking….

I’ve lived a life of anticipation and expectation…for about as long as I can remember. The results have occasionally been better than expected. Unfortunately, they’re more often disappointing.

I would do well to adopt a philosophy of ‘come what may’. That’s not to say no planning and preparation would be involved. I need to learn to keep anxiety in check. We’ll see how that goes. It won’t be easy for someone who’s quite adept at playing out scenarios in advance. Part of that comes from a track record fine tuned over the years….

It’s time to welcome calm and serenity back into my life. At least when it’s feasible. With so much out there demanding our attention, it’s no easy task. But, I think I’ll take advantage of the eve of “fall back” as a new start.

Wish me luck!

I’m done….

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It is with deep regret that I must surrender further efforts in the form of opinion on the divisiveness and destruction Barack Obama has brought to the United States.

Little effort has been made to actually oppose what he has wrought. Nothing more than lip service is brought to resisting how THIS president has damaged our nation.

With everything from government controlled and sanctioned healthcare to blatant disregard for the reality of unemployment to appeasement on the global stage, Barack Obama is one of the great shames of out nation.

As a society, we have devolved into a distracted and disinterested group. Therein lies the great sadness. We allowed a man who is about as far removed from American integrity and value as you can get, to lead our country’s downfall..

I have decided to step away from the subject and focus my remaining years on personal experiences that provide value and knowledge. It is a complete waste of mental and emotional energy to continue the effort to alert my fellow citizens to what lies ahead on our dangerous road. Hopefully, more of us will be able to shield their lives from it..

God save the United States of America.

“Trumping” the Election!

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Needless to say, I’ve made up MY mind about who to support in 2016. Provided he’s still a candidate. I’m really hoping the latter comes true.

Donald Trump has scored big with millions of Americans who have been looking for someone to give voice to their frustrations over the last decade. Imagine that! A candidate who tells it like it is and says what needs to be said! What a novel idea!

After major Republicans flubs in 2008 and 2012, why shouldn’t they?… How a candidate could lose to the absolute worst president in the history of the United States is beyond me! But, Mitt Romney managed to do so!

Along comes Donald Trump in 2015, seizing upon what he KNOWS Americans feel! No other politician would have the gall to take advantage of that! Of course, Trump isn’t a politician. Considering how BAD this country’s national disgust is with those that have been in charge for far too long, he is the right man at the right time.

As expected, the political class, pundits, and prognosticators are up in arms! There’s no way they’re going to stand by and allow someone who actually LISTENS to the people find his way to the White House. Their frustration lies in the fact that they just can’t seem to grasp the situation. Which is something anyone with common sense can figure out!

I’d like to defer to Rush Limbaugh’s analysis of the Trump saga as it continues to play out since the first Republican debate.. As usual, ‘the godfather’ lays it out in laymen’s terms and makes it crystal clear!….

“There’s a percentage of the population that is totally fed up with the political class, including the media. And they have wanted things said to people and about people for the people they’ve been voting for for years and they haven’t heard it. I mean, the media is not loved. The media in some cases is despised, and Trump is giving it right back to ’em in ways that many people in this country have dreamed of happening. And, as such, he comes off as refreshing….

There is real visceral anger over this amnesty BS. There is real visceral anger over what’s been done for the economy. There is real visceral anger over what is being done to the health care system via Obamacare. The reason they don’t know it is because they do not care to talk to the people who feel that way, so they never do features on them. They never go out and do man-on-the-street interviews with people like that.

Because they are interested in furthering the agenda that has made all of this happen. Now, they know there are gonna be some people that disagree with it, but they immediately relegate them to insignificant status. They’re either bitter clingers or they’re lunkheads or they’re small in number or they’re just old-fashioned ditties that don’t deal well with change or what have you. But they’re missing the real anger, and it’s been building.

The anger, you can see it in the midterm 2010, 2014 elections. There have been people have shown up in droves. The Democrats have lost over a thousand seats in those midterm elections, and part of those elections were Republicans being elected because the people voting for them wanted them to stop all of this, or at least try. And they don’t see any trying to stop it. They don’t see any effort being made, any serious effort to defund Planned Parenthood.

I think there’s some real outrage in this country over what has been learned, was always suspected but now what has been confirmed was going on in those abortion clinics. There’s real anger out there. And the one person that’s come along that’s tapped into it and that gives everybody the impression that he’s fully aware of it and agrees with them is Donald Trump. As such, he’s got a pretty wide berth here. He’s got a pretty big margin of error…”

“Visceral anger!”..That sums it up perfectly! Millions of Americans are simply fed up! And they have been waiting for YEARS to have a candidate that speaks to that! Say what you will about Trump..love him..hate him… He knows what he’s doing and offers the best chance to turn around the disastrous direction in which we’re currently headed. Sadly, most other  GOP options can’t come near dynamic enthusiasm Trump projects. And the strongest attraction?..He doesn’t give a DAMN about the media and political elites. And that frightens them! For me, that is a MAJOR advancement in taking control of a nation that seems to be SPIRALING out of control!