Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Face of America

President Obama has lived a charmed life  without repercussions from his college days of smoking pot to being a  community organizer to being elected an Illinois senator and finally, to the White House.  And, then, within minutes of being inaugurated, he wins the Nobel Peace Prize!  All this despite his own admitted lackluster college career, and his short and unimportant stint as a Senator.

In fact, what has he accomplished, besides being the face of Black America?

Let’s be honest.  His main “accomplishment” has been to divide America into warring factions……fomenting hostility all in the name of political advantage.  Blacks are encouraged to hate Whites.  “Middle America” is taught to hate the  “rich” .  Foreign leaders see an obsequious American President who kowtows to anyone NOT American!   To Obama, our Constitution is NOT his moral compass because he  “goes around Congress” whenever they don’t do his bidding.  Our precious, fallen soldiers are political fodder for him, NOT the heroes to be praised and thanked…….UNLESS there is a political gain for him.   A murdered Ambassador, the murdered Americans in Benghazi are a casualty of his unending politicization of every event and issue.

So, now, Lieberals are suggesting that Obama’s face be engraved beside our truly spectacular Presidents on Mount Rushmore!

My answer is not only “no”, it is “HELL, NO!”

First,  the Presidents on Mount Rushmore have impressive accomplishments.  George Washington was our first President who helped form our country into a cohesive union against a stronger England.  Thomas Jefferson was our third President, of superior intellect, the author of our Declaration of Independence, and instrumental in the purchase of the Louisiana Territory.  Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, secured the union and not only recognized that Blacks were equal to everyone else, but he forced everyone to agree.   Teddy Roosevelt, our 26th President, had a photographic memory,  promoted the natural resources of America as well as being the Governor of New York,  and was the author of the Monroe Doctrine.

Compare that to Obama’s community fundraiser resume.  There is NO comparison.

President Obama is NOT the face of America….or, at least, he shouldn’t be.  The face of America is our Ambassador Stevens who was murdered serving in Benghazi and those heroic men who died fighting off a terrorist attack on our embassy.  The face of America is exemplified by the rows of white crosses at Arlington National Park and throughout the world in unmarked graves where American soldiers died protecting our great country.  The face of America is anyone who succeeds  because he or she has worked hard to improve himself and support his family.

Americans want the Face of America to represent the BEST of our country, NOT to be a political award, handed out to a guy whose claim to fame is pretty much  limited to his being half Black.  America rewards our great heroes so we remember our fallen warriors on Memorial Day.  We celebrate our country and its unique place in history on the Fourth of July while Mount Rushmore honors four of our greatest Presidents.  Let us not diminish the gift of Freedom these brave souls struggled to gain for us by trivializing Mount Rushmore just because it might be politically advantageous for a few moments.

If President Obama is truly a great President, then history will reward him with the laurels he so obviously wants.  If Obama is truly a great President, future generations will demand another memorial to him.

But, PLEASE, for once, let’s be cautious.  Let’s NOT give him another undeserved position, title, or prize.  Let us NOT carve any memorials to him unless the future shows he deserves the accolades.

Make Mount Rushmore reflect the true face of America…..brave, accomplished, and truly worthy of praise.



Junkyard is no longer just about trash!

So, wha’ cha’ doin’?  “Hey, mon.”  “You go, girl.”  For some, these phrases might be trashy language, if not unintelligible.  These, along with    “gay, me, myself and I ,who, whose, who’s,  its, it’s, they’re, their, there”, with their ungrammatically correct usage  —   are part and parcel  of the constantly changing English language.  For some of us, it is difficult to accept when many of our most beautiful words, such as “gay”, are now a less than salutary adjective.  Gay used to describe an unusually happy, exciting time, and was a useful word to have available.  Now,  “gay”  is considered derogatory, especially if used with a certain inflection.  What a shame to lose our gaiety to a coarser definition.

Why does our English change?  Some changes are caused by uneducated people.  Yup.  It might not be PC to say, but, saying “myself” instead of  “I”  when a subject pronoun is needed is just poor English.  Unfortunately, many professional athletes use “myself”  as a substitute for “I”  and that error has become so common that I notice even professionals who should know better now speak grammatically sinful sentences such as “Six priests and myself…..”  .  Another problematic use of “myself” is in place of “me”.  “He gave the football to ‘myself'”.  In this instance, “me” is the correct pronoun to use because “me” is the form of “I” to use when you need  an object of a preposition!  So, while “myself” is a great word in apposition, such as “I, myself, speak good English”,  when you want to emphasize “I”, it is NOT a subject pronoun nor a direct object.

Similarly, “its” is the possessive form of “it”, NOT “it’s”!   You must not add an apostrophe to “it” and expect it to become possessive.  It simply is wrong.  The same with “who”.   “Whose” is the possessive form of “who” and “who’s”, with the apostrophe, means “who is”.    When a language does not follow a rule, you have to memorize the correct form.

However,  one of the beauties of the English language, especially in America, is that our language flourishes every day when new, self-defining words, such as  “internet, blogging, dissing” and even foreign words — deja vu, amigo, macho — are added.  These additions make English so much more efficient for all of us.  After all, it is easy to say “internet”  when everyone understands exactly what you are talking about.  Some languages do not accept new words and they end up having to use multiple words to “explain” the object when English just goes merrily along with a brand, new word.   English has become one of the most beautiful and universal of all languages because it graciously accepts words from every nationality, ethnicity and even words that the “elite” prefer not to consider.

That is why, today, I am proud to announce yet another new word, coined by my husband.  That  word is “junkyard” and, it means the equivalent of locker room. 

“What?”, you say.

While the subject is a little risque, still it now acceptable to talk about the more personal parts of a person’s anatomy….even on tv.  Last night, my husband heard a tv show character referring to his private parts as “junk”.  “Junk” is not a new word, but it is new when it refers to the specific anatomical parts of a man.   Keeping that in mind, my husband cleverly figured out that, if junk can refer to a man’s most intimate details, then, a locker room filled with men would be a “junkyard”.

So, now we have JUNKYARD……..another new addition to the wonderful English language, thanks to my creative husband!




Al Gore, the Internet, Climate Warning, and Revolution

What do these all have in common?

According to an interview with Al Gore , all of those subjects bring credit and glory to his name.

Yup.  Al Gore, the inventor of the Internet, the Prophet warning the World about impending doom with Climate Warming and now……we give you Al Gore, the man who prevented a revolution!

Why is it Lieberals claim credit for things they never did, or even thought of, like President Obama accepting the Nobel Peace Prize about two seconds after his inauguration?

Why is that the Media doesn’t call people like Al Gore and President Obama out for their grand-standing?

Why does it NOT surprise me that neither of these two, wannabe-great men are willing to profit both personally and financially from lies, cheating and stealing?

Guess I expected better of our leaders.  More fool me!