Curtis Dahlgren
February 20, 2013
The State of the Union? We are screwed! [and the sky is falling]
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By Curtis Dahlgren

"I will come near to you to be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, and against the false swearers . . . " – Malachi (about 400 BC)

"'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore." – Euripides (480-406 BC)

SOME PEOPLE "swear" to defend the Constitution with one hand on the Bible and one hand behind the back with their fingers crossed. I recently heard a great speech though. I'm talking about Dr. Carson's speech, not the State of the Union (which was on Fat Tuesday). Its supposed to be a report to Congress on the actual condition of the nation (FAT CHANCE).

One of the more honest SOTUs was by President Ford. Essentially, he used to say that "We can do better!" Someone once said:

"If better is possible, good is not enough . . . Both tears and sweat are salty and wet, but they render different results. Tears will get you sympathy, but sweat will get you progress."

"There is no limit to what can be done if it doesn't matter who gets the credit," President Reagan used to say.


For some Presidents, SOTU stands for Soliloquy of the Unashamed. A soliloquy is a speech by one who is talking to himself, of course. Someone who likes to hear the sound of one's own voice.

The President and Harry Pelosi and Nancy Reid say we have no spending problem. That's probably what your ex said, right? Here's a quote or two for you!

"We write our own destiny. We become what we do." – Madam Chiang Kai-Shek

"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got." – unknown

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is." – Arnold Palmer

Pundits are already starting to talk about the 2016 election. Like they really know anything! But here's my best guess about the candidates:

In an outreach attempt, the GOP will nominate ROY G. BIV – the first openly "gay" to run for President – "openly" being the operative word (the "rainbow" candidate).

The Democrats will nominate W.D. DIM – the "What Difference Does It Make?" candidate.

The third party will nominate QWERTY UIOP – the Neanderthal (a distant cousin to Alley Oop).

P.S. Okay, I guess it's time to get serious. The headline in the local paper on Saturday said

"THE SKY IS FALLING"! Mainstream journalists are wondering if asteroids are caused by man-made Global Warming. Putin blamed the meteorite on George Bush.

Chebarkul Lake in Siberia has a perfectly round hole in it the size of a bus, just in time for the Valentine's Day weekend ice fishing tournament (that's what we call it here in the U.P.). A nearby town also has a Valentine's Day "shoot" at the local gun club. Anyway, maybe next week I'll get back to the topic of shootings, PTSD, et cetera, but I wanted to take a break.

Not that asteroids aren't a serious subject too! It seems like a lot of sky rocks fall in Russia, or at least the northern hemisphere, but maybe this one was a shot across the bow for all of us. ["I will come near to you to be a swift witness"?]

Did you know, BTW, that "Chernobyl" is the Russian word for Wormwood – the falling "star" predicted in the book of Revelation? And a friend of mine is telling me that Fukashima could be the next Chernobyl. He's a college classmate who lived in Japan for years, but moved back to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan last year. When I find time, I'll try to report more about the nuke problem in Japan (I highly doubt that we've seen the last of earthquakes or tsunamis).

PPS: BTW – for the first time I want to admit this, but I believe in Global Warmingnot AGW but the SOLAR kind.

You could read about it in Revelation 16 or so. But enough of this frivolity. The lights are blinking here on account of the blizzard going on out there! More to come.

© Curtis Dahlgren

 

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Curtis Dahlgren

Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)

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