Friday, 28 February 2014

Who Cares? We all should.

The Charge Of The Light Brigade

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 Alfred, Lord Tennyson1809-1892
This poem was written to memorialize a suicidal charge by light cavalry over open terrain by British forces in the Battle of Balaclava (Ukraine) in the Crimean War (1854-56). 247 men of the 637 in the charge were killed or wounded. Britain entered the war, which was fought by Russia against Turkey, Britain and France, because Russia sought to control the Dardanelles. Russian control of the Dardanelles threatened British sea routes.
Many in the west best know of this war today because of Florence Nightingale, who trained and led nurses aiding the wounded during the war in a manner innovative for those times. The War was also noteworthy as an early example of the work of modern war correspondents.

The Charge Of The Light Brigade

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Memorializing Events in the Battle of Balaclava, October 25, 1854
Written 1854

Half a league half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd ?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd & thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack & Russian
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke,
Shatter'd & sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse & hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder'd.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

Note: This poem, including punctuation, is reproduced
 from a scan of the poem written out by Tennyson in his own hand later, in 1864. The scan was made available online by the University of Virginia.
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Republican Referenda - Primary 2014

Republican referendums:
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM  - Texans should be free to express their religious beliefs, including prayer, in public places.

SECOND AMENDMENT -  Texas should support Second Amendment liberties by expanding locations where concealed handgun license-holders may legally carry.

FRANCHISE TAX - Texas should abolish the state franchise tax, also known as the margins tax, to encourage business growth.

WELFARE REFORM -  Texas recipients of taxpayer-funded public assistance should be subject to random drug testing as a condition of receiving benefits.

NO LAWMAKER EXCEPTIONS -  All elected officials and their staff should be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as their constituents

The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," should be repealed.

    This is pretty much something that the Rightwing Crazies, Tea Party Folks, Country Club Hootsey-Snootseys, and Libertartian Elephants can pretty much come together over.   One does remember, however George Herbert Walker Bush telling a reporter, ''I'm a conservative, but I'm just not going to be crazy about it!''
     We are well past the point when we can continue to be reasonable with our basic liberties and budget matters in the American Republic.  The only "reasonable" position is one that totally eschews any thought of further debt tolerance or deficit spending.
El Gringo Viejo

Ghouls, Gobbledegook, and Other Ghastly Gibberish


     The mainframe picture in the Drudge Report is well placed, but the answer is that the Empress of the Universe and most intelligent and beautiful woman in the history, before and after all Eternity,  has always had since her time at Wellesley, severe intellectual and mental health problems.   Her condition was complicated by the fact that she was born with no soul.   The area where her soul was to be installed was stuffed full of rotted narcissus blossoms, at her request, and then she was sent down to an unsuspecting Republican family in Ohio.   For that reason, she has always been a fervent New York Yankees fan, and remains so to this day, having become even more dedicated to the game of American-style football.
     The question remains:   Can a frumpy, infirmed Old Hag who truly has no special or general qualifications to do anything beside worry about herself and be as ruthless and unblinking as a cobra.....actually respond to a telephone ringing by the beside at 03:00 hours in the White House?   Only time will tell.   If, in fact, the bell tolls for Her Majesty before she melts down into a pool of green, smelly slime, time will tell.
     (Sir Edmund) Hillary's soliloquy a couple of days ago, when she responded to carefully scripted questions, as would any self-respecting, unblinking cobra was classic (Sir Edmund).  She extolled the wondrous social and cultural progress that will be unleashed when all woman-kind will be able to stay a home and have subsidised  medical services, paid by the tax-paying 50% and try on muumuus and watch re-runs of Oprah and The View.   Just think about what kind of social, medical, engineering, literary, and business advances can be made by having subsidies such as that.   After all, the entire Obama Socialised Medicine Initiative (OSMI) was secretly designed to set women and young people and the oppressed free from silly things like paying one's own way.
     We must remember that the OSMI was designed to replace the Whitewater, Corkscrew, and Kattlefutchers Nationalised Health System (The WC and KNHS)  originally designed by good ole' (Sir Edmund) Hillary back in 1993....that went down in 200 million pages of regulation and throat-choking control worth of flames....after having been brewed up by some 4,000 marxists and elitists for several months.   That brewing was done, of course, completely behind closed doors.
     Besides controlling Bimbo Eruptions, corruptly running off the White House Travel Agency people, and collecting many, many hundreds of FBI classified raw-data personnel files (possession of each file a separate 3-year felony), the Queen of Everything and Forever found out but never admitted that she was not only deranged and incompetent, but also pretty much useless in terms  of almost anything, including baking cookies.
     In Washington, District of Colombia such qualifications qualifies a dysfunctional person to become referred to as "....a kind of co-president....deeply involved in the day-to-day running of America as is her husband..." as would gush the Obsolete Media in those days.
Fast Forward and Furious to the Present:
     In 2009, the adult American public had 85 per cent coverage for medical issues, and further almost 90 per cent  of that cohort was  very satisfied with the coverage they had.   There was another 5 per cent who was essentially not insured because they had resources that could cover even the most catastrophic medical matters.
     That would leave the slugs who walked into the emergency rooms of America with a 101 fever.   Also, it left to be covered that cohort of hundreds upon thousands of people who would be dumped off at hospitals with bullet wounds, or with a butcher knife imbedded in the chest.  Some, of course, would be delivered by a 300 dollar ambulance ride.   But whatever and however they arrived they received medical, illegal, with or without money.   They even arrived without any discernible illness or injury but with the need to receive attention.  And they would take up time of med-techs, middle and high skill nurses, doctors and surgeons of all stripes and types.
     And it was all "free".

     We were told that there were 15,000,000 people who had no "health care".  Then the number increased to 20,000,000 people who were dying in the streets from hunger and lack of medical intervention because of Republican indifference.   A few weeks more would go by and we would learn that there were 35,000,000 people "with no health-care".
     We knew such to be a lie.  We knew that people who "had Medicaid" paid nothing and received everything, and furthermore we knew that we...the productive and self-provident....were paying for their "free medical".   We resented it, but knew that without our indulgence their misery would increase.  We also knew that almost all of their misery was artificially induced, caused by indifference and self-indulgence, or because of drugs, alcohols, or criminal activity.  Little matter.  We were the ones who paid.  County Health Departments, State Health Departments, charitable donations to private health operations, and so forth....we paid through direct and indirect taxation and from contributions.   That was "free medical".
     The OSMI still provides the "free medical", except it is now expanded into Miss Flukie "entitlements" and folded into Medicaid "entitlements".  So it will cost ever so much more, with a Cast of Hundreds upon Thousands of ex-ACORN slugs serving as "navigators" and legions of Lois Lerner robot IRS agents being loosed upon the hapless self-providers.

     There is nothing quite as "free" as the bondage caused by addiction to entitlement.   It is the kind of "free" item that causes a person to lose everything.
El Gringo Viejo

A Few Notes and Topics - Back up in Texas

     Times have been interesting during our stay down in the Mexican outback this time.   For the second occasion in the past several months, for instance, we had our five senses confused and dazed by strange orbs, four in total, moving through the sky in our normal viewing area.   This time, the event was much briefer, perhaps two minutes, with a follow-up orb coming behind about six or seven minutes after the first batch.
      They all followed the same path, first four or five, and then finally the last one several minutes later.   The last one diverted from the SSW to NNE alienation, after completing 90% of the same route, but suddenly making an instant 90 degree turn to the if desiring to make a run to Saltillo.
     All this activity was in the same general area, somewhat higher in elevation, but running in the opposite direction from the much more numerous  orbs that were sighted a few months ago.   The more recent ones also appeared much earlier, and ended much,  much more quickly....within very few minutes.
     This stay, like the previous one, was marked by cold.   Cool days with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s up to nearly 60 and chilly to downright cold during the night-time and earliest morning periods.   This all finished up with  fairly heavy rains  this morning, along with skin-burning, frigid winds that gusted all night long up into the 40 mph level.
      For the first part of our stay, suffice to say that a lot of firewood was burned so as to keep man and beast maintained at some level of comfort.   The rain will be helpful for the advance of the crops however, and the several millions of acres of sorghum (and now soy-beans showing up) are off to a rousing start.  We hope for another rousing year for the sorghum producers and their profit outlook.  Almost the entire route between Reynosa and then beyond San Fernando is committed to sorghum production (now with certain other crops edging in) and all plantings seem to have sprouted and show to be off to a rousing start.
     More commentary is on the way concerning the capture of El Chapo Guzman, other encounters by the Mexican military, and the state of affairs of the Texas Primary Election scene.   We should be sending out messages during the afternoon in all probability.
El Gringo Viejo


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Ted Cruz reaches out to OROGs and others who are Free and Sovereign Citizens

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Ted Cruz does not fear the Windmill.
      Nor do I.  We have signed this particular petition and would like to share the letter that he is "nailing to the door".  As a pitcher in baseball, my forte was the straightaway fast ball.  During a good game, which were several, my accuracy was at least good enough to quarter a plate and hit that quarter 95% of the time.  When accuracy was a little short in supply, the batters made up for it by standing back and lightly at the plate.
     I never understood the point behind wasting a pitch.  The objective, in my mind was to have every inning be a nine-pitch inning.   It did not happen often, but it did happen often enough to keep trying it.
     We understand the mind-games and the deflections and the feints to this or that pitch or manoeuvre.  But our blood is given to the direct resolution of issues and conflict.  Peace is brought by victory in war.
     This is a war against the sovereignty of the common citizen.  I intend to be on the winning side of truth, and I shall comply with that intent.
El Gringo Viejo

A surprising position by El Gringo Viejo - please take this sitting down

      There is a bit of a problem for the Democrats, who are celebrating a
"victory" in obtaining the authorisation for further indebting ourchildren, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren from the hapless Republican majority in the lower House of the United States Congress.   Rush is playing it  that way, as are various Obsolete Media outlets.  Harry Reid is strutting around and celebrating the early death of the "tea party extremists" and feeling very empowered and fulfilled.
     There is only one problem for Harry, Barry, and Scarypelosi.  The authorisation for the debt limit increase is for the length of one year and one month.   One year, as in 12 March 2015.   That means that the number one Superscary, Boo the Vote, hokum pokum bologna polka about the debt limit increase and the Republicans jeopardising the  Full Faith and Credit of the Estados Unidos de a dead letter suddenly.   It may be occurring to Father Obamaham right now....and he is stalking down to Valerie Jerrod's office to ask if she had thought about the "Demonise the Elephants, Episode 1,395" and the need to do these things at or just before the national general elections.
     Barry the Abominable is demanding at this second, perhaps, "Why did you tell me to let them do that?   What is the exit strategy now?   Not sign the  deal? Have Harry hang up the vote in the Senate and blame Ted Cruz?   Where do we go with this thing now?  Increase the minimum wage to $23.12/ hr. USD?

    The other shibboleths are of lower interest, and therefore of lesser use to play in the harem-scarem, Boo the Vote Polka band.   The Democrats have the dead chicken of Obama's Socialised Medicine Initiative (OSMI) hanging around their necks.  It will stink all the way to November of the year 2525.
     Barry has "given" the oppressed a 10.10/hr. USD base wage, and so even that will have to wait before he can raise it to 12.83/hr. USD.    Global Warming will have to wait for a bit until things thaw out, and the Unions are going to go rubber-knee'd because of the Keystone Project having been held up.  Youth vote, women's vote, "Hispanic vote", "African-American" vote....substantially dis-inflated.  The New ACORN will have to really, really work hard to Rock the Vote....and hard work is not the strong suit of the kind of white-trash who work in "community organising and mobilisation".
    So let's see.   I do not suspect that Boehner did this intentionally.   Slipping punches, dancing like a butterfly and stinging like a bee are not Boehner's strong suits.   He is a dull, used up, old pol who is a typical pinky-type conservative who really likes to bring bacon home to the Chamber of Commerce hypocrites.  With luck he will not run in 2016, and/or with more luck, we will have a brazen, fearless batch of new. unwashed, non-RINO, regular folks who are unsophisticated enough to stay in with the mission.   The mission is to scale back all non-military, central government activity and spending by at least 20% in 2017.
Let us see how this thing works out.
El Gringo Viejo  

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Greg Abbott, Candidate for Governor, Republic of Texas


          The overwhelmingly popular Greg Abbott, Attorney General of the Republic of Texas and candidate for the Republican nomination for the position of Governor of the Republic of Texas, offended a few chip-on-the-shoulder specialists and even the increasingly leftist McAllen Monitor by observing that corruption in the Lower Rio Grande Valley had reached the point again of appearing similar to a third world country.
     Various of the professional victim class immediately howled to the moon about the obvious "racism" being slung at the victim group by a mean old white man.   Little matter of course that the whiners were whites of Latin origin, and little matter of course that the McAllen Monitor had just run a front page, Sunday edition article detailing the horrid record that has been compiled by various district attorneys, district judges, county commissioners, high ranking police, sheriff's department, jailers, elected Sheriffs, County Judges (In Texas, the chief executive officer of the county), high ranking city officials of the various cities, etc. etc. in the four county Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy), located at the very southernmost tip of the Republic of Texas.
      The record is horrid.   It has been weak, save for rare occasion, during the entirety of the 20th Century, for much of the 19th Century that included the existence of these counties, and for all of the 21st Century to this point.
     During the early 1900s John Closner was Sheriff and later County Judge of Hidalgo County.   He was a total back-shooting, corrupt cad.  The main drag through Edinburg to his day carries his name, as some kind of honour although he deserved none.
      The OROGs might remember a blond girl on the Hee-Haw Show, with Buck Owens and Roy Clark.   She was the girl who, at the very end of the show, would sprightly declare, "That's all!"   Well,  I knew Kathy Baker, she was a friend of mine, and you Wendy Davis, are no Kathy Baker.
     But, although Kathy Baker help learn me up how to ride a bicycle over by their place in to the college campus...she was the granddaughter of A.Y. Baker. easily the most corrupt County Judge in the history of Hidalgo County....and certainly among the top ten in the history of Texas.   Archer Parr and his nephew George Parr who controlled most of the centre area of South Texas from their perch in Duvall County ranked right up there with the worst of them.   We could go on forever about corruption in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and especially when the Anglo cohort was in the far majority, before the 1970s.
     The immediate response by Democrats who will always, always, always use the race and ethnic card first, and usually only (it's the only card they have due to their abjectly defective intellectual and reasoning abilities) available response fall-back line.   This time the Democrat operatives, including Gilbert Hinojosa, the Executive Director of the Democrat Party of Texas walked into the buzzsaw  and, like the McAllen Monitor, re-made themselves the fools they were before this matter struck up, and as they will remain after this matter is long, long forgotten.

     You see, Greg Abbott's family and friend orbit is substantially Latinate, and he has an English surname, and he is disabled, and I think he has green eyes.  He probably has ancestors who fought for the Confederacy as well.   So I guess that makes him a Texan with Hot Wheels.

Please read General Abbott's own defence (and wonderful offense) below:


And that was the name of that tune!
El Gringo Viejo

Oldie Goldie by Request....



Monday, 13 May 2013

Yes. Virginia, the Internal Revenue Service is the Foundation for a National Socialist Oligarchy

    Virginia, y0u will be a big girl soon.   There are things you need to understand.   Not just know, but truly understand for your own good, and for the good of the family you will have to raise.
     The first thing is to know what a marxist is and what a national socialist is.   They are very similar and frequently move around in each other's company.   Members of those secular faiths uniformly can be known by the following:
     (1)    Each member assumes himself to be superior intellectually to all and any other human, especially of the common class, aka - "proles". 
    (2)    Each member assumes that he will rise to the top of the political organisation and thereby make his way to comfortable employment and privilege of acquisition of nice things that should not be wasted on common people, aka "proles".
    (3)    Each member of socialist-styled parties of any kind knows that he is entitled to prescribe what the common people will think and do, where they will live, what they will eat, what they will study, how many children, if any, they will be allowed, and they will be allowed access medical services, and of course what they will earn and be allowed to keep.   None will be allowed to have firearms, of course.  Firearms are very dangerous.
     (4)   Each member is part of an elite who is not bound by the rules or the laws that must necessarily pertain to the common class.  He will have a blue identification card, while the common "proles" will have plain white cards, that if lost, they will have to replace and also provide 1,000 hours of community service to make up for their carelessness.
     (5)   All commoners will be required to report their earnings to Central Finance, on an annual basis.  If sufficient money has not been paid, according to the judgement of the governing group, the balance must be rendered within 5 days or the tribute payer will be incarcerated for a lengthy, undetermined period of time.
     (6)    All "proles" will be paid in a range whereby no one person within the prefect or soviet will be permitted to make 10 percent more or less than any other "prole".   Such income restrictions will not pertain to members of the permanent ruling government party,  known as"Masters".
     (7)     All "proles" will be  required to say the following pledge each day, into the sound and hearing facilitation devices that are fitted into every room of  every house and living facility in the Fatherland:
      I pledge all fealty to the Fatherland.  All that I own comes from the managers of the Fatherland.   All that I am allowed to eat, do, see, speak of, live in, think, and associate with is granted by the central Government, and I am indebted to the Government forever.  I promise to do what I am told to do.
     Now, Virginia we have arrived in the United States of America to the point where such configurations of society always wind up.   Debt, social disorganisation, dependency upon the government....these are all good things.   The greater part of entire races within the  population hopelessly dependent, old people frightened by the breakdowns of government programs    without which they think they cannot live, young people who are hopelessly ignorant and socially incompetent, hedonistic, spoiled, and feeling entitled.   All of these problems come from they perceive to be underfunded central government programs.   This is always good, because such things can be blamed upon the rich because they "have" while the others "have naught".    And we can continue to generate hatred for the people who cost the government nothing and give their money to the people who want everything without paying for it.
      As socialist elitists, we can "speak for the Poor", although we certainly would never live or break bread with them.  They are dirty and smell funny.   But we take a goodly share of the money that we require from the rich and wealthy,  and then allow the "proles" to have some of that same taking, while we lounge on the beaches of the Dominican Republic and dream up campaign slogans about the rich parking their money "offshore".   We frequently learn about how to accuse the rich and the wealthy of doing such things because it is what we do.   The trick is to have a compliant press who will disregard the rich peoples' complaints against us, and to take seriously the charges we make against the rich people.   And remember, when you become a socialist, a rich person is not determined to be such by his amount of money or possessions.  A rich or wealthy person is any person who can feed, house, clothe, and move around without any government money or assistance.   People who are not dependent upon the government cannot be trusted or easily controlled.
     Now, as you graduate to the next level of being an elite, remember to always damage the small and medium sized businesses, and make friends with the huge businesses.  The bigger businesses will do anything for government contracts.   Always make alliances with Labour Unions who "know the score" and "how to play the game".  Labour unions are organised to produce money for socialist politicians and to deliver votes from dull, stupid people who think they will receive money for not working, while they smoke dope on their breaks, and go back to pilfer and sabotage company equipment.    It is called "On the Road to the Workers' Paradise".
     Now, Virginia...go, destroy the Great God Yahweh, install the god Ba'al,  major in Analytical Toothbrush Tarnish in Zimbabwe, and demand FREE oral contraceptives.....go to the Ivy Leagues and then go to work for the Central Soviet.

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I am Adolf Schwartzengruber, and I approve of this message.
And...a hearty hello to my great friend and inspiration, Margaret Sanger!!
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP);   


I am Nicolai Ilyich Lenin, and I approve of this message.   I would like to give a shout out to my good friends, Eleanor Roosevelt and Armand Hammer.
Коммунистическая партия Советского Союза

Now, when we had faith, this is how the newspaper responded in those times, in the New York Sun on the 21st day of September, 1897... just after the Editor had seen this brief letter;
"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?


 is between
Broadway and
 Central Park, in
 downtown -  most
Manhattan, New York
  City, New York, about six
  blocks from where David Christian's
 uncle lived, and where David and his
 family stayed briefly before moving on
 to Albany, in the Up-state.  The year is 1807.
David and his wife Esther Webster, were Anglos
 who had originated in County Wicklow, married at Christ's
 Church Cathedral (Anglican), in Dublin,  They came to America to
 join other English  Christians, (relatives) in New York.  David Christian's
 (this writer) great-great-great-grandfather John was born between the British
 Isles and Hudson Harbour.   El Gringo Viejo,  when asked, "Are youa good Christian?",
 he always responds,
 "Why madam,
 I am
 such a
 my middle
 name is
 This I believe,
 El Gringo Viejo


How can anyone plan anything? And a message from El Zorro!!!

   The Obama Socialised Medicine Initiative (OSMI) must most certainly be the greatest quagmire morass of a quicksand swamp, full of Whatifee Monsters in the History of the Universe.   It had to have been done on purpose.   No organisation or individual could have done this much clumdumery accidentally.
     The notion that a president can demand the passage of a piece of legislation, and then fail to impose what was purported to be absolutely, urgently necessary measures authorised by the legislation stifles the thought processes of the reasonable person.
     The notion that the objective of a piece of legislation that was supposed to give 30,000,000 people, finally, the security of medical insurance has been dismissed by the fact that even more people now have no insurance than before the passage of the bill.
     The favouritism that was practiced from the beginning of this horrid regime,  well-typified by the arbitrary divestment of the General Motors and Chrysler private bond and preferred stock holders, has been startling.  It reveals the  dark nature that dwells within the heart and mind of each marxist and/or practitioner of national socialism.  This administration has swayed to and fro from the one political philosophy to the other during the entire nightmare of its term.
     To-day, we  are marxists,  moving to socialise and bring the activity under direct government control and ownership, as in the nationalisation of the student loan programme.  To-morrow we are national socialists, moving to coerce  private individuals and private insurance companies by legislation and implied force of arms and incarceration to devise insurance packages that meet required, governmentally approved guidelines and inclusions.
      Every encounter with the legislative precincts is seen as an opportunity for confrontation.   Capture your opponent, says Saul  Linsky in his book, Rules for Radicals.  Frame the enemy in the headlights and ridicule him, accusing him of all outlandish motives and deeds.   Especially accuse your enemy of thinking about or trying to do nefarious things that you yourself are already doing.   And always attack.  Never deny.   As you are registering people to vote without regard to legal prescription, accuse your enemies of trying to suppress the vote of "minorities and the poor".

     And, just to put a cherry on top of the sundae, change elements of the Law of Nationalisation of the Medical Sector, known here as the OSMI by pronunciamento and a wave of the sceptre.   Stroke of a pen, Law of the land. The date of implementation is changed again.


Then, after being spent, exhausted by my own ire and worry there is a new admonition from the vigilant knight who sees the advance of arbitrary totalitarianism and who rides to warn that he can see them approaching from the other side of the mountain.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
greatness that flashed, lured away
by the dreaded addiction, and in spite
of what we might wish, soon forgotten.
A terrible waste...pray that it not be an
analogy for our Republic

     In El Gringo Viejo’s journal of February 12, 2013 he cited and contributed to an analysis of the job market and economy by an economist named Casey Mulligan.  The meat of his thesis is that paying poor people begets more poor people.  Supply and demand, don’t you know.  The same as a drug addict or, in the parlance of the addiction “community”,  "The more drugs there are available, the more addicts we shall have."  From that basic reality, we know that the addicts are not able to quit and that they always demand more to feed the habit.
     In our present economy, we have a Keynesian system that supports the addiction idea.  There are already enough deadbeats and degenerates that feed off the freebees but it is growing so that the population at large is becoming addicted as well.  As we lose people from the labor force to welfare, productivity should, theoretically, go down; however, one thing Mr. Mulligan did not address that is in opposition to this theory (that the shrinking of the labor force will decrease profitability of businesses and the GNP) is that labor is going overseas and out of the US.
   In addition to technology picking up some of the slack, the lower cost of labor outside the US actually causes increased profitability.  That would be a good thing except for the fact we are becoming less of a strong incentivized people.  Instead, we see ourselves fundamentally changing into a nation of couch potatoes, becoming hooked on everything "for free".
   That brings us to the immigration issue.  The demand for labor also attracts illegal (and legal) immigrants who want the jobs that those dropping out of the work force are abandoning.  This is exactly what our President had in mind when he said “We are five days away from fundamentally changing America”. 
   Who knew?  Some of us did, but perhaps we have not shouted loudly enough.
   Obama is displacing the middle class with a lower class… third world job and public assistance seekers and in so doing is fundamentally making America truly “the land of the free (stuff)”.
     The “pusher” is not going to stop until and unless the addicts get help.  Selling drugs without a prescription is illegal.  Mr. President, you have to quit selling unconstitutional opium to the people.  You are killing the soul of America and the hearts of the people no less than a pusher kills a junkie by luring and addicting unsuspecting (low information) Americans.
   Americans, it will take all we have to get straight.  There is no patch or electronic cigarette to fix this addiction.  It takes willpower and a higher power to guide us.  We have to do this.  Get off the free stuff and work for it.  Tell our children, our grandchildren...tell them face to face. If anyone can do it, everyone can do it.  I am talking to you who are addicted or who have kith and/or kin who are addicted.  Get off the stuff!
  Go get a job and see how good it feels to come home having done something productive.  Just go to work and don’t look back.  Then let’s go vote.  Make sure the pusher pays!
 The Pusher in the White House says, "Vote. Voting is the best revenge."
 He was right.  Let us take our revenge in the defence of the Republic.