Ball of Confusion....and the Band Played On

Ball of Confusion, 2011 Style

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Confusion and More Confusion

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Vote for me, and I'll set you free
Rap on brother, rap on

President Obama. Hope and Change. Change and Hope. We have moved into uncharted territory. We are now at $14 trillion in debt. We have President Obama and his cohorts extolling the "accomplishments" of his two years in office. We see "Health Care Reform." We see Finance Reform whereby the federal government can and will liquidate failing financial companies...at their discretion. A primary campaign issue that President Obama championed, the closing of Guantanamo within a year, is now a closed issue with the abandonment of that promise earlier this week. You see...Democratic Presidential Nominee Obama made promises his...presidential derriere couldn't keep. Military tribunals...will continue under President Obama. Left is Right. Right is Left. In Obama World, everything is upside down. What was true yesterday is no longer true today. In Obama World, the space program is no longer operating on bubble gum and bailing wire. It is now operating on a memory, a memory that this country first put man on the moon. It is a memory that filled Americans with pride as a nation. We can now watch the Japanese, Russia, and France put men on the moon...and claim it as their own. Now, we are abandoning that noble effort in Obama World in order to "save money." We're basically broke. Yet, and yet, President Obama can find $53 billion for "high-speed rail." Amtrak anyone?

Nobody is interested in learnin'
But the teacher
Segregation, determination, demonstration,
Integration, aggravation,
Humiliation, obligation to our nation

The United States is broke. Michael Moore, the fat blob of confusion, says we have all kinds of money...and goes on a hunger strike. People are scratching, clawing, and fighting to make a living. To feed a family today is a struggle. Teacher unions have lost their way. They are all about "Hey, me first, your kids if we get time." You want to know why Johnny can't read? You really want to know? It's not so much the teachers at fault. Most are good, dedicated professionals. The unions have betrayed the teachers. The unions would rather demonstrate, threaten, bully and attack those who would take money from their coffers. The reason Johnny can't read is a lack of a cohesive plan in the schools...and the unions will blame the school administration for this. Teachers are not teaching today. They are demonstrating....and sleeping overnight at the state capitol building, holding hands and singing, "Kumbaya My Lord." The old "Three R's" have now been replaced by "Radical, Rage, and Revolution." And we wonder why our kids lag behind so many advanced countries such as Japan?


So round 'n' round 'n' round we go
Where the world's headed, nobody knows

In the Middle East, explosive would not be the operative word here. In the Middle East, changes are happening so fast and furious, words fail to adequately describe the daily events. Tunisia, Egypt, both have seen sudden and violent swings in the political shape of their respective governments. Demonstrations are getting a start in Saudi Arabia. They are taking place in Libya. That chapter in world history is not yet finished. An area of the world so radicalized, sudden swift change was unthinkable...until this year. An area of the world that the news media is suddenly embracing - in a dramatic turn of events - DEMOCRACY. I feel my head spinning. As usual, the news media, and by extension, the Progressives, have got it all wrong as usual. This still is and always will be a bastion of Islam. Sharia Law is advocated and demanded here. Sharia Law and Democracy are not compatible. But, do me a favor. Don't try to convince any of your Progressive friends of that mode of thinking. Let them live in their foolish delusions in Obama World. President Obama and his Lemmings are thoroughly convinced this is just DEMOCRACY breaking out all over the Middle East. Glenn Beck is castigated for saying this is not Democracy, but a Caliphate. The Middle East is, truly, a ball of confusion.

Fear in the air, tension everywhere
Unemployment rising fast,

The latest unemployment figures were said to be 8.9%. Lets repeat that...the latest unemployment figures were said to be 8.9% Would you say that is something to be celebrated? I would have to give a big...NO on that one. People have stopped looking for jobs with a livable income. If there are jobs out there they seem to fall into just two ranges; highly skilled and highly unskilled. Sure, there are always going to be jobs for doctors and lawyers. There are always going to be jobs for sales clerks and order clerks at McDonalds. But, that's about it. And, yet, we are coming out of the recession. Good times are a head for America. That's what the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Time Magazine all are telling us. Get ready for the good life, America! Your hard earned government dollars are at work!!! Break out the banjo, Happy Days are here again! Meanwhile, for the week ending March 5th, initial jobs claims were 397K, an increase of 26K. Hey, happy days for those 397K, right?

People all over the world, are shoutin'
End the war

It seems we won't be leaving Afghanistan...any time soon. Secretary of Defense is calling for an ongoing effort by "coalition forces." Security gains could be threatened, says the Sec. of Def. The war is winding down, we are told. Troops want to come home. Families want the troops to come home. Even the Taliban wants the troops to go home. War...what is it good...for. Absolutely...nuthin'. Say it again....

Birds falling from the sky dead. Fish washing ashore. Dead cattle in Vietnam. The world awash in red ink. Politicians lying about service in war...and getting elected anyway. Biblical floods in Australia. The moon will be at its closest to earth in two decades. Middle East exploding on an unprecedented scale. Israel surrounded by enemies in strange times. A mad-man kills six in Arizona and injured 14, including a U.S. Congress Rep. A nine-year old schoolgirl is among the dead...and left-wingers immediately blame a Tea Party. The Geezer Bandit, a man thought to be in his mid-seventies, is terrorizing banks in southern California. John P. Wheeler III (look it up). Alien life found in meteorites. Earthquakes in Arkansas. An earthquake in Japan....

Out is in. In is out. Black is white, White is black. Up is down. Down is up. Right is wrong. Wrong...is right.

...and the band played on.

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feenix 5 years ago

Hello David,

This is an awesome hub.

And there is somewhat of a coincidence here. I just published a hub entitled, "A Ball Of Confusion Called The U.S.A." and this post appears on the page as a related hub. Before seeing that, I was unaware of this hub.

And I am very impressed with your knowledge of the lyrics of that old Temptations song.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

You know what's really funny, TPC? you can't articulate your reasons why you hate people who cherish the U.S. Constitution, who want this country to stop spending more than it has in the treasury, people who think "Patriot" isn't a dirty word like pro(re)gressives such as you do and your minion. Yes, that's the kind of tea I drink. Maybe you should switch from "red tea" to our kind of tea. I won't hold my breath.


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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

Writer:

You keep drinking that tea.

I should have 'USA Inc.' my thoughts on where the Tea Party, their handlers, and their mouthpieces are leading the US, with you, Sherri, evory, etc's help later today.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

eovery, the left is not as well educated or as well versed on current events as they like to portray themselves. In John Ziegler's excellent documentary (Media Malpractice: How Obama Got elected...), at the very end of the film, he interviewed some Obama supporters during the 2008 campaign. At least two were college students. All were asked the same questions; which political party is in control of Congress (2008). About one-third got it right...the others were not even sure which political party was known as the more liberal or conservative. It showed the mindset of the Leftists...they were not sure which party was in power, but they knew ALL about Sarah Palin. Very interesting film. As for TPC, he lightens the mood around here. He's good for comic value. At least, he doesn't do the patented left-wing ad homenim attack...not yet anyway.


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eovery 5 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

TPC, Norm Chomskey. You lost all with respect when you quote writings by that guy. Are you even real, or are you trying to jerk us around. Norm Chomskey? That is so laughable. Norm???????

Keep on hubbing!


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eovery 5 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

I can't see how the left can believe half the stuff they are spueing out. And they are supposed to be the better educated, they claim, but when you look at the demographics, you see that they are generally the less educated ones, who dropped out of high school, and rely on the government for their living.

So I guess they will believe anything their Gods, the union leaders tell them.

Keep on hubbing!


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Sheri, we have been the laughingstock since November of 2008. Who would have elected someone with so little experience, a community organizer, a first-term senator with an undistinguished record? Oh wait...the American people would. We only have ourselves to blame. Ignore TPC rants. I don't know if he has drunk too much coffee today or is flipping out over Obama's approval ratings.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Polly, Yeah, I know about Donald Trumps desire to run for president. I don't know how he is on a lot of issues. But, I think his personal baggage will weigh him down in any Presidential election bid.

TPC, do you even believe your own crap? I sometimes wonder if you even believe the Marxist lies and propaganda you espouse on HP. You support a failed ideology. Tell you what...when you turn off MSNBC and stop listening to Keith Olbermann rants, and stop reading the "works" of Karl Marx, get back to me. Until you do, you provide comic relief around here, and not much else.


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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

Sheri:

No that's what we were under "The Chimp"--AKA "Dear Leader Bush".

A lot of what's happening in the Middle East is blowback from 'St. Ronnie'.

But I don't expect Beck and Limbaugh to tell you that; you'd need to read books like 'House Of Bush--House Of Saud', by Craig Unger, 'Blowback', by Chalmers Johnson, or Noam Chomsky's 'Hegomony or Survival' to understand.


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SheriSapp 5 years ago from West Virginia

It just sickens me to think about what a laughing stock we and our nation are in the world now. The middle east is exploding because they KNOW America has no leader, and we will do nothing!!!


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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

Writer:

You must have missed my Hubs "Wisconsin Wakes Up" and "(Re)Organized Labor".

Or else you can't turn Beck, etc off long enough to see that many people are seeing that the goal of the "TEA Party" is "USA Inc".

(I'll be hubbing on that over the weekend, as a lot of the "Tea Twits", as progressive, populist radio host Rick Smith, [google 'The Rick Smith Show']like to call them, seem to be a bit confused about my stance on Corps).

Polly:

Talk about "USA Inc". . .


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Did you hear Donald Trump say he may run for President? He thinks like I do that neither side know what they are doing. I never liked him but he is starting to talk my language.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

TPC, thank you for providing the entertainment for my hubs. I don't know what I would do without you. The economy is not quite collapsing despite the best efforts of pro(re)gressives like you. But, I agree it is getting there. Good luck on your next Marxist leader fulfilling your dreams. The Anointed One is an abject failure.

Polly,

Don't you give up! That is what Marxist sheep like TPC want you to do. Just remember, the Left is never strong when the majority of Americans can see them for what they are; hypocritical, violent communists. The Wisconsin protests have proven that beyond a shadow of a doubt.


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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

Polly:

That's what they (as in corps) want to happen! What happened in Wisconsin and going forward is exactly what those in power don't want to see.

Writer David:

I'm not surprised that you'd have wanted the Economy to collapse, might be the only way to put the 'Strongman' that so many on the right want.

(That could be a whole hub of it's own).

Of course, you can't see that Koch, etc won't be satisified until the US is a nation of by and for the corporations and their CEO's.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I give up, there is just no fight left in me, when they all wake up it will be in hell.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

TPC, I simply can't take you seriously until you put down the writings of Marx and Engels. The tired old mantra of corporations is something you progressives never tire of preaching. You won't be happy until everyone is controlled by the federal government, from cradle to grave. We get it. We know what you want.

Guess what? Your buddy, the commnity organizer, voted for the Wall St. bailout. What a corporate lamb he is.


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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

As the corps contine to expand their power, you folks drink the Tea that they hand you and follow thier pied pipers; Beck, Limbaugh, etc down to road to "USA Inc."

But perhaps what happened in Wisconsin, as I hubbed about in 'Wisconsin Wakes Up', may get a few to realize--but that is a topic for another hub.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

eovery, It is laughable when these news pundits (and the community organizer) talk about Democracy breaking out in the Middle East. It will never happen, not ever, as long as Islam is the dominiate religion. The two don't jive...at all.

breakfastpop, we are all on the Titanic together. All the Democrats and Republicans are doing now, with their slight attempts at cutting spending, is just rearranging chairs. They are both worthless.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I guess what is happening is the perfect metaphor for the Titanic.. Voted up and awesome.


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eovery 5 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

You are right on with this hub.

Democracy in the mideast...can't happen. There is a reason we supported the dictators in this region. They were the only ones able to keep the countries under control.

Keep on hubbing!

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