Curtis Dahlgren
February 19, 2014
Blizzards, blitzkriegs, and spin (but we "have a pen" TOO)
By Curtis Dahlgren

"My heart is inditing a good matter – gushing – and my tongue is the pen of a ready writer." – 45th Psalm

A SCHOOLMASTER was reading a student's essay, and he says: "Are you not a little out of your depth here?" And the kid says:

"Perhaps, sir. But I can swim." He was the future Archbishop William Temple (1881-1944).

Today, the only good news is that people are beginning to wake up to the bad news. Many used to think we are living in "ordinary times"; now they know we're not; there's a war-on-America. It's a daily blitzkrieg from within. We are up a creek without a GPS. Uncharted territory. Wandering in the Wilderness again.

If there were only one outrage per week, we could respond. If there were only one outrage a day, we might be able to respond. But the DC establishment floods every news day with many outrages.

- The Administration calls layoffs "a good thing" because you can get to be a stay-at-home mom.

- Bob Costas of NBC Sports calls the Soviet Empire "a pivotal experiment."

- "Experts" blame the brutal weather on "a dome of hot air" over the winter Arctic, destabilizing the jet stream.

I don't think THAT'S where the "dome" of hot air is! And the jet stream has been consistent and stable for over 10 weeks – constantly out of the north for most of the U.S. (even the "experts" admit that the surface temperature up north is colder than usual).

[As for outrages, I won't even bother to mention the big party in the BIG TENT at the White House. Or the "$12,000 gown." (?)]

As for the weather a bar in the U.P. has a sign in the parking lot that says 'Watch out for penguins under your vehicle' (thanks UP magazine).

Ice on one local lake is about four feet thick. The frost is down to about five feet in some places. A couple of days ago it was 20 below zero in the morning, but in the afternoon I was playing catch with a high school baseball pitcher.

By the way, Bob Costas got benched on account of PINK eye! Sounds like a Hollywood comedy script. Some people just have no sense of humor, but up here in the Northwoods, it's a prerequisite for living here. And I moved here for the humor, not the weather.

There are big outrages and there are little outrages. Think about the mayor of New York City banning horses. I guess lefties will do anything to wipe out memories of the olden days and our roots. Yes, Alex Haley was cool for "ROOTS" but there's a "war on the roots" of most of us. FYI, an attack on the roots can cause the death of a tree, and death kills.

Do we not have bigger problems than horse poop in Central Park? I mean "like" certain medical risks of sexual behavior? I'm not saying the mayor of New York is red or pick, but what's the color of stupid? I suppose after he drives the "rich" out of town, he'll complain about "rich flight." I'm no spring chicken, but I never thought I'd live to see the day when, in America, people would worry that their right to live where we choose would be disparaged or challenged.

P.S. As for outrages, the year's biggest is the IRS gag order on companies regarding ObamaCare mandates and over 100 employees (they must swear under penalty of perjury that they did NOT lay off anyone on account of the ACA). Gag me like a maggot. Shades of Soviet satellite countries. Speech in limbo. Book burners. Almost McCarthyism!

A riddle: What's the difference between Stalin's socialism and Alinsky's? Nothing, other than about 10 time-zones. If you couple the IRS scandals and ObamaCare's attack on freedom of conscience and religion, what do you get? You get the First Amendment attacked from both ends! Think rape. Cry foul! Never mind a "war on women," this is enough to pee off the Pope, let alone Patrick Henry!

"When any group asserts rights without commensurate responsibilities, a privileged class emerges, creating an atmosphere of abuse, paving the way to the ultimate abuse that is totalitarianism."

I don't know the author of that one, but I long for the days when radicals were saying that a marriage license is "nothing but a piece of paper" (not the Holy Grail). We have come full circle. As I said just before the 2008 election, if you think "things can't get any worse," think again if we get one-party rule and the parasites win!

Politicians and pundits are openly calling for da Prez to "go around Boehner; JUST DO IT." If you don't see the threat to your person, property, or Freedom in that, you're not exactly a history major are you?

But here's the good news: the common people are waking up (even as the over-educated eggheads spin webs of deceit and redefine the Queen's English). They keep inventing new terms as needed to meet P.R. "communication" challenges (terms such as "polar vortex" and "climate change").

If they were so smart about predicting the future, why didn't they call it "climate change" instead of Anthropogenic Global Warming in the first place, eh? The earth hasn't been warming for 10 to 15 years in fact, and they never saw that coming!

PPS:
I don't have a degree in communications, but my advice for Science is, "Stop making outlandish predictions" and my advice to the media is: "JUST REPORT THE NEWS. DON'T ENCOURAGE IT."

We the People ALSO have "a pen and a phone." Call Congress. Write to your local newspaper. We the People can come out of the closet too, y'know!

Speak up. Your tongue is "the pen of a ready writer"!

© 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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