When Failure Is An Option

Economic Train Wreck

Hope You Weren't Delusional About This

I've been watching the circus that Obama and Congress created called the "Super Committee," not with much glee but listening to the political nonsense none-the-less. My gut, which I have a tendency to listen to more and more as I grow older and wiser, told me that it was going to be an exercise in futility and one of the biggest smoke and mirrors acts this group of professional pickpockets could perform for the average American who wasn't paying attention in the first place.

Our economy is a train wreck. It doesn't matter "who" did it really because all you have to do to ID those folks is look up there on The Hill at all the faces who keep blurring your television screen and usually have been posturing for the public for decades. Did you expect this "Super Committee" to really accomplish such an easy task as cutting the deficit by a mere $1.2 trillion? If you did, why? The whole thing was no more than political theater once again for people to gobble up. The party partisans among us love this kind of fodder.

"It's all the Democrats" fault or "it's all the Republican's fault" is now the mantra across the air waves. So lets just clear the smoke and grab a mirror and take a look in it closely. Who are you seeing in the mirror when you pick it up? Every American voter in this nation needs to take a good hard look. The fault lies with "We, the People..." We keep sending the same idiots back too many times expecting a different result. Albert defined that as insanity. Those are ideologues in most cases and place many things, besides the welfare of this nation and its people, before what they were elected to do. The common man gets relegated to the back of the bus all in the name of ideology and the quest for power. Sadly that is what our government has evolved into.

The fact is we cannot afford to continue to fund the antics of this circus. We just paid 12 of these clowns a helluva a lot of money to once again do nothing to try to further their cause. Please don't be naive and ask, "What cause?" The cause of political one upping which political party the other espouses to be a member of. The amazing thing is that there are enough people in this nation who buy into that nonsense and display that when they walk into the polling places every couple of years, pull the same lever or push the same buttons and walk out of there thinking that "this time everything is going to be different," which it rarely is.

That committee was destined to fail the day it was created. It was a punt and a vivid display at the lack of leadership we are experiencing. Those are mostly ideologues, not leaders. The particular breed that was hand chosen to do "the dirty deed" were hand picked thoroughbreds with ideological pedigrees and years of experience in the smoke and mirror industry. Those were the good old boys and girls who have toed the party line, many for a decade or two, who weren't going to be any more bipartisan than our current President is capable of being. Once an ideologue, always an ideologue. They aren't any more capable of thinking outside the box than someone locked up tight in the box with duct tape binding their itty bitty minds.

The ultimate in smoke and mirrors was their "task" itself. You see $1.2 trillion sounds like a lot of money to the average person. Well, because it is but it wasn't near enough to do more than spin a wheel on the train wreck they have created. Time for some more math?

Take $1.2 trillion and divide it by 10. Lets round it down for simplicities sake. Now even Stevie Wonder can see this (no offense intended Stevie) act for what it is - smoke followed by many, many mirrors in the form of our tax dollars. The figure you should have come up with is $120 billion dollars per year for ten years. During that same ten year period they will add about a trillion dollars per year to the deficit. Now I'm no mathematician but I come up with a negative number every time. Or maybe it's my calculator? What does yours say? The smoke might be too thick to see is what I think.

There was a bipartisan effort put forth though but it isn't a pretty picture to view unless you have those party blinders slammed firmly in place on your face. It was a superb effort at making both political parties failure to ensure the fiscal soundness of our nation. Yeah, just let these 12 ideologues get together once again for some good political theater so they can continue to fund their pet projects and waste more tax payer dollars that they don't have. Bridges to nowhere and companies like Solyndra dance like sugar plums in their sick minds.

This needs to be all about spending at this point and very little about revenue. To illustrate my point I only need to point out that if you took every single penny that ALL of the people who make over $200,000 a year make you won't close the gap on Obama's budget deficit. Those people are the job creators in this country, not the federal government. How many jobs are going to be created when you take away their money?

Then the dreaded path not one of those people who were elected to uphold the US Constitution won't go down appears like an illusion to these delusionals because they see themselves as more important than we are? Which path do I speak of? It's the path of taxing the middle class and cutting spending, and I mean drastically. Yes, it is all about smoke and mirrors and punting. Have you had enough yet?


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rip van winkle 5 years ago

it's as if he read my mind.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Rip - Even a 5th grader can see the obvious.

The Frog


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

FP - You are correct, this is just another circus act with an ending that could be predicted before it started. The GAO report identifying waste and duplication of effort in government would have been a great play book for this committee, but I doubt they even looked at it. No, they agreed on day one to let the time run out with no agreement or plan of any kind. Obama will be yelling from the rooftops that the Republicans scuttled the ship by not agreeing to the solutions the left delivered, which were all based on Tax Increases. The Republicans will scream that the left only wanted to cut Military Spending, seriously affecting the security of our country. The clock runs out tomorrow with nothing accomplished, but that is no surprise. It makes me wonder if being picked as a member of this Super Committee was viewed as a reward or a punishment for the members? Truth is it was never intended to be anything but a stalling action to buy them more time to do nothing.


Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

It boggles my mind when I come in contact with people who are actually surprised this is rolling out the way it is. I'm glad that you and others can get the message out in a way even the most obtuse can figure it out.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - All one has to do is look at the picks and every last one of them were ideologues who weren't there to do any more than put on a show. It's disgusting to me to hear anyone start ranting about political parties having the answers. They are exactly the same people who have kept digging the hole deeper and they want to be able to continue to be our undertakers.

Lynn - There are people among us that think the idiots up there have all the solutions. Since when has a solution become the actual problem itself. They are generally a corrupt bunch of pick pockets at the American tax payer's expense. In 2008 a lot of people, too many, got sucked in again.

The Frog


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SheriSapp 5 years ago from West Virginia

I am so totally disgusted with the members of BOTH parties that I am deeply fearful for the future of my nation. These jerks BETTER get serious and do their jobs, or it could be the end of our freedom AND our sovereignty. Perhaps term limits would be a good start. Why bother to build a power base if you only have 10 years to serve?? Something has GOTTA give, and I worry about what it will finally be!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I often wonder if creating two really strong and separate parties was the ultimate diversion. The majority of the population is fighting with each other - Less focus on the actual politics?


Stu 5 years ago

Hi Frog,

You are right. The super committee is just a microcosm of the same Congress that failed time and time again to implement real reform, or at least the beginnings of it.

Until we reach the point that the majority of Congress can support the Ryan plan, the RSC plan, or the Tea Party Debt Commission plan, and the president will sign it, we won't be on the road to a solution.

The $120 billion per year is meaningless. We have to close a $1.6 trillion annual current account deficit, pay off the principal on the national debt, possibly pay off more interest than planned if interest rates on treasury rollovers go up in the market, and abrogate massive promises that were made off balance sheet so the treasuries backing them can be canceled.

In very rough terms, we need to:

(1) Cut federal operating/discretionary spending by 40%.

(2) Raise federal revenues by 45% by going to a 20% flat tax on consumption (scrapping the FIT for a VAT or end use sales tax).

(3) Legislate most of the off balance sheet liabilities away (social programs and federal promises for bailouts of private businesses and federal agencies), and then rip up the treasuries backing the erased liabilities.

We have a $105 trillion dollar problem. The best our illustrious Congress can come up with is $120 billion per year. Completely ignoring off balance sheet liability buildup, the federal government spends over $10 billion per DAY, 40% of it borrowed. Just closing the current account deficit, without paying a penny of principal on the national debt, would require a $1.6 trillion annual cut, more than ten times what sequestration would get us. Even if the super committee were miraculously able to reach an accord, the targeted cuts would only be about 20% of what is necessary to freeze the official debt at current levels.

The best plan I've seen so far is the Tea Party Debt Commission plan, a joint effort of Sen. Mike Lee (UT) and the FreedomWorks advocacy group. It would slash over $1 trillion per year from federal spending, and start closing down federal agencies in violation of enumerated powers. They scheduled a meeting in the Senate chamber weeks in advance to prepare their final report, but once Chuckie Schumer (Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee) got wind of the magnitude of the recommended cuts, he had the microphones yanked away, and ordered the Commission to leave. His "reason": Sen. Lee casually labeled the meeting a "hearing" (a routine technical mistake often made on Capital Hill, one that Schumer has made himself). In truth, the only reason the Commission had to reconvene in another building was because Schumer didn't like report the Commission was finalizing. I note for the record that Senator Lamar Alexander, Rules Committee Ranking Member, did nothing to try to stop Chuckie. I sent both of them a scathing letter of contempt (I think I copied you on it).

So, anyway, as Bill O'Reilly says, let not your heart be troubled. We'll get it right, next time (it must be true; they keep saying it).


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

Hi Frog Prince, it has been a long time since the American people have had any representation in Washington and the beat goes on...

It would be great if the average American would take the time to do a little research before they went to the polls again, but it would shock the heck out of me if they did.

Great article. You and I are certainly on the same side of the fence on this one.

Lela


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Maybe it's forgotten, but BOTH parties are supposed to be working for the people, Politics Aside...They were voted into Office with that thought in Mind by us...Maybe Term Limits would help.

Yes Froggy, I've had Enough and will vote Obama OUT and many of those Democrats and Rhino Republicans...I say Proudly, I am a Conservative first! Enjoyed your Hub my Friend.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

The first hint I had, Frog, of the lunacy of this project was the labeling of this bunch of clods as a 'Super Committee.' The word super can mean extreme and excessive and that's exactly what they were. Extremely chauvinistic regarding their own interests, and excessively ignorant of potential solutions. Well, what can we expect in D.C. when we keep electing politicians? And mostly the ame ones!

I must say you are a very literate, well-informed frog for a frog.


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FitnezzJim 5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

The ill-informed might by tempted to call them super-comi's for short.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Why those _____ and then there's those darned _____...

Oh, I'm not worried you are good at filling in my blanks!

You are on a froggy roll and I am loving it-- voted UP & ____..., mar!


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

frog-etal,

HOUSWIFE -(your not wrong) but

SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE YOU HAD 123s...my #4 IS WE NEED TO KICK IT REAL OLD SCHOOL- 1776 (word) OLD SCHOOL-

NO CAREER SLUG POLITICIANS...the founding fathers never meant for us to have the politicians as career "A society that has career politicians has a group of well paid pampered criminals"-Hellert 04'.

TH


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34th Bomb Group 5 years ago from Western New York State

Bread and circuses, FP.

You're right-it's our fault. But how do we take away their power? I'm afraid of what our local pols are capable of - these people can hurt us. Badly.


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anjegirl 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

Friday Rush was talking about how Obama refuses to meet with anyone in Congress and we should know that he has refused repeatedly to meet with world leaders and he has us teetering on the verge of WWIII and then Rush talked about how he did not meet with the Super Committee. And then Rush said that Chris Matthews is surprised by all of this! Well,if Chris Matthews is surprised by this then that could only be because his viewers don't care! If you are surprised by this then you have not read "The Obama Diaries," and well, you just haven't been paying attention and are part of the biggest "Ostrich Nation" in history of the whole world. Most countries don't make it past the 200 year mark without being taken over. Raise your hand if you like the idea of learning Japanese or Chinese? Can you say Rosetta Stone?

When I was 15 I read in the Farmer's Almanac that we had begun to grossly overpopulate the planet and I decided not to have children at that time. I had been bringing home kids from the local Indian school and from my school for years by this time which was in the mid-to-late 1960's and I just decided that if I needed a kid I could just go and get one. When other people's kids just kept showing up at my doorstep needing parenting and with each passing child I was more and more convinced that I had made the right decision in my teens. I have taken in dozens and dozens of other people's kids as I reach my 60th Birthday and although my guest bedrooms are empty now, I know it will only be days or weeks before a stray heart finds them and will need them. After reading an article yesterday about the Duggars having their 20th kid I looked up the stats on the world food crisis.One Billion people are malnurished and dying tonite in the World from starvation.I then looked up the National Debt Clock and learned that as of Nov.23,2011 every man, woman and child in America owe approximately $48,000 toward a debt that these same people have been increasing since our beginnings 233 years ago. Twenty seven states are bankrupt and we all owe taxes to our respective states even the "least broke" of these and 80% of Americans are not having these conversations this Thanksgiving weekend, because Thanksgiving in America is all about football. I thank God randomly and often that I did not have to birth a child and although I have done years of parenting and mentoring of other people's kids and loved it and was good at it; I have never thanked God on Thanksgiving Day for supporting me in my decision not to have children, but I will tomorrow! God Bless Us One and All


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Anj,

please realize more people are watching Mathews in studio than are watching CNN,

more people will probably read this than will see him....

on CNN.

your work with those kids is admirable I've got 3 kids If we still have a country in 40 or 50 years i could see him-running for the highest office....Alex Hellert in 2060....GOP...

TH


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anjegirl 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

It's because of parents who think like you that we have made it this far! Keep it up!


Ghost32 5 years ago

Ah yes, the Super Duper Committee. We've all come across the description of a camel as being "a horse that was made by committee".

So, with a Super Committe of (as Frog pointed out and yes, I noted from the beginning as well) AIAI folks (Artificially Inseminated Absolute Ideologues), the final non-result was indeed preordained.

Patti: How do we take away their power? For one thing, keep talking. In 2010, our little local Tea Party group (and I do mean little) took on 3 major local issues: A proposed Water District that was an attempt to grab control right down to our individual wells. We defeated that.

Then, a corrupt Fire Chief needed to go, but we had to elect a new slate of 3 Fire Board Members to make that possible. We got all 3 of 'em elected. (Yes, they got the Chief replaced--after 16 years of his reign--and have done many other good things for the District. Facing a recall election spearheaded through one of the ex-chief's cronies, but so what? Win, lose or draw, they got a lot done.)

And then there was the County Clerk & Recorder, a great gal running against a less than desirable incumbent. Got her elected, too.

Three for three. If it's to Be it's up to We.

It's all "doable". Not easy, necessarily, but nobody ever said it would be easy.


Patti 5 years ago

Fred - you're off to a great start!! You MUST start with that which you can control and then move up, slowly, to the National level. We actually started with the local Committees which most people don't even know about - EDUCATION!! That's the key.

It's not going to be easy and sure isn't going to be done overnight, but it can be done.

Here, Ney York State, we can't recall bad guys. Go figure. But we can sure make their lives difficult. That I do behind the scenes as I need the extra income in order to EAT! It's very easy to do - you just have to be careful as you do it...

I'm in a bit of a sticky wicket when I say this as I am connected, in more ways than one, with the local Republicans who are ruled by our State Senator. When I fought them I had two heart attacks (stress) then lost my politically appointed job. Rather a difficult time in my life.

Now? Throw 'em out - all of 'em. Starting with your City, Village, County --- it Can be done, Fred has proven that.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

It's a little after 6 AM on Black Friday and I'm sitting in McDonalds where I can log onto the free WiFi so I can read what everyone wrote. Great comments and we all need to start on the local level and work our way up.

Information is power and people need to research their candidates, especially incumbents, and see where they stand. To go into a voting booth and vote a straight party ballot or look for the (D) or the (R) puts one into being an ideologue by virtue of stupidity. The majority of the incumbents, including Obama, need to be given the boot absent term limits.

The Frog


34th Bomb Group 5 years ago

You said it, your Royal Frogness.

BTW - I live in WESTERN New York. I don't know where the hell Ney York is...


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

It is indeed a circus and the acts were very well rehearsed. Up and awesome.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

The truth us really frightening because it is going to take drastic steps to turn anything around and I don't think any of the crooks are going to willingly step down. Now Obama is going to take credit for getting out of war, even if we are shuffling them from one place to another. I don't even want to speak to anyone who gives him an ounce of credit for anything.


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Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Frog: Love the video at the end. That clip should be the opening of every news program!

I think I like reading your political hubs because you do them without rankor or cheap shots. Appreciate your views.

Wonder how productive the Congress would be if we paid them on commission - maybe a percentage of the annual GDP?


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Kathleen - Commission? How much do you think we should charge them for complicating our lives and doing nothing?

The Frog


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Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I'd rather pay them off what they generate for the country than what we are doing now: paying them a salary for either doing nothing or worse doing us harm. Agree?

By any chance have you read my hub, Do You Want To Change The World?


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

KC-FP,

as a addendum to your ideas I say make a cap on spending- and every dollar below that amount,they can split it up among them selves ad in order to get more money they have to ask he American people- to fund a bridge a war a specialproject or circumstance....

TH


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Kathleen - I went and checked and yes, I had read it before. We need to have a wholesale cleaning out of the federal government. Cut it in half and fire all the politicians who have been there for decades getting corrupter and fattening up their assets in the process.

tom - Their idea of cutting spending is to smoke and mirror it by cutting an increase in spending. What needs to be done is to bring out the ax and put all the goodies, freebies, pork and special interests on the chopping block. Yes, it is our money and we should have the ability to put the bridle in their chops and a saddle on their back.

The Frog


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Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Roger that.


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anjegirl 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

Hey frog prince,

I totally agree with your recent post and will read Kathleen's next but I just want to say that the "tea party" began as a grass roots plan to do exactly what you are talking about to include throwing out the dinosaurs and whenever I saw them out rallying it always made me soooo sad because these ppl. are the parents of the baby boomers and most of them should be resting on their laurels and vacationing on a beach somewhere. But their kids are nowhere nearly as informed or concerned or as politically active as their parents have been and these great grandparents are mortified at what they see in our future, but no one else is. Fifty percent of baby boomers don't even vote and if they did they would not know who to vote for which is partially why we got Obama, but the fact that the baby boomers didn't even consider standing with their parents doesn't bother me nearly as much as I am bothered by the fact that you never saw an Asian,or Hispanic or Black person of any age standing with these ppl.which is why the Dems quickly were able to call them "racist" when the fact is that millions of Americans feel like their country owes them everything and have no clue what type of activism that is historically necessary to keep your country free from a takeover. Two years ago Micheal Reagan did a program on the fact that we are prime for a takeover by China or Japan. Most countries are taken over within the first two hundred years and when good men do nothing, bad things happen. Financially we are owned by China today, but I promise you that 9 out of 10 people in our country don't know it nor do they know that our economy is destined to crash just like Europes' and yet far too many ppl. love their life here, but do not care enough to get involved. One in four ppl. in the Seattle area are Asian; Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and more and while I was there (for 10 years)I couldn't help but notice that unless an Asian was running for office the Asians would not vote. While I was there a chinese man was mayor and when he ran for Governor 45% more ppl. went to the poles than ever had in the history of the state and of course he won and of course, he is uber liberal,and the Hispanics of Washington stayed home and they usually do vote, but would not vote for an Asian. Many people from all over the world move to America legally and make way more money than they could have made in their native countries and lots of them build businesses and these political issues affect all of them and yet they do not assimilate, do not campaign, do not see themselves ever as citizens who need to participate in the process and often do not vote and that is probably a good thing because Asians tend to be very liberal in our country and very conservative in their own countries?? I have been seriously involved in politics all my life and when I lived in Seattle where I was working for the NASE to overturn the Clinton health care bill, it was impossible not to notice that the Asians refused to help, sign a petition, vote, volunteer or anything else for that matter and because I have worked so hard against all the things that are destroying our country since high school I find myself seeing more and more racism and less and less assimilation and we all know that if the Chinese showed up at our front doors with a copy of Rosetta Stone and an order to take our guns that 9 out of 10 Americans would not be ready, but I agree with Micheal that it could happen especially with Obama in the White House and this is a serious possibility. I just think immigration whether legal or illegal is not good for our Governmental process and I am just kind of curious about what you think.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Anj - Always good to hear from you but one of "these people" happens to be me. I believe you might be a little off on the age thing since I am a baby boomer at my age. That would put my mother at around 85 if she were still alive, and the TPM isn't exactly populated by octogenarians. I also was at 912 a few years ago and will tell you that that event was attended and supported by all ethnic varieties and people of all ages.

Having traveled a bit throughout the Pacific Basin and Asia, the oriental mind is something that I understand somewhat but am baffled by at times. The cultures are generally very clannish in nature and that can be seen here when they immigrate to the US. They band together so to speak.

Immigration has its downsides for sure. There is a tipping point where the doors need to be tightly regulated. Illegal immigration and immigrants are draining this nation and its resources and our borders need to be sealed so if there are to be immigrants then there are controls in place on who is coming. I've always felt, and had to say at times, that if a person doesn't like it here then the door is over there and they should use it. Amazingly few seem to use the door.

People better start paying attention to the size and scope of the federal government. Liberty is precious, lose it once in your life and you'll never forget its value. The federal monster seems intent on chipping away at our freedoms while at the same time giving it no more than lip service. Beware of any wolf in sheep's clothing.

The Frog


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anjegirl 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

THanks Frog for the quick reply and I stand corrected. I have been in the mountains of Northern New Mexico for that last 4 years and there weren't any tea parties goin' on anywhere near me. I only saw them on TV and it seemed they were our parents age and in their 70's and 80's when I saw them on TV and not only that the Dems have spewed from the beginning that they are racist and that only white ppl. are part of this movement and that's what I get for listening to the spin---you're the best I always learn from you---thanks


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Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

anjegirl: I see you joined HP two weeks ago and haven't posted any hubs. Trust me: your comments are hub-worthy. You should post them. You have much to say! Welcome


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Kathleen - I concur with your opinion of anje.

The Frog


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34th Bomb Group 5 years ago from Western New York State

Me too re: Anje. I STILL can't get it right!!!


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anjegirl 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

Frog and 34th Bomb group and Kathleen,

You're comments and a few other relevations over the past 24 hours have convinced me that I should be blogging just as I was about to not blog, because of time restraints,so as I muddle through a world I know nothing about I would love and appreciate your support and I want to send anyone who reads this to Kathleen's site to read her article about being "touched by an Angel" and then please read my response and tell me if you still think I should blog or not. People tell you not to be afraid to ask ppl to read your stuff and help you get started and Kathleen and her husband have suggested that I turn my comment on her Angel hub into a hub and I would love for the two of you to read her hub and my comment and tell me if you think so as well. Thanks,like more than you know,thanks!


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34th Bomb Group 5 years ago from Western New York State

Fascinating!

Beyond that - YES!!!

I write speeches on a fairly regular basis but I'm still getting my footing on HP. It's HARD!!

Final caveat? Only do it if it pleases YOU! Don't sweat the small stuff & have fun. If it starts to be too much like work take a break!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

34th BG - Writing is an art that takes a bit or work, as is writing a speech that someone can actually deliver without a teleprompter scripting it for them.

Most of my breaks from writing lately have been forced upon me in one manner or another due to circumstances in my life. If the itch isn't there, no sense in scratching it.

I write for myself more than many people can imagine. It is my outlet and a good one but it has to please me first or I don't hit the publish button. I go back and work on what needs to be massaged. Life can be like a massage too.

anje - You have the ability to put the words down where they flow and are easily understood without being pithy. Many people here, Anje, support each others efforts at creativity. I have edited for a few people here because it is much easier to edit a piece if you aren't the writer. I miss things myself because there seems to be a blind eye that a writer has that others don't. It's all good and we're all in this together so to speak.

The Frog


Analise 5 years ago

Thanks guys. I appreciate the encouragement but I am not chill about the things I want to write about and I wouldn't consider this fun, like snow skiing or dancing or water skiing. To me this is work that I love to do and if I do it. Since I was in junior high school I have been fired up about Big Brother, One World Order, Nuclear Power Plants, Organized Religion, Pesticides in our food and pollution of ground water and many more things that I get relief from putting onto paper. It's like and exorcism or purging of filth, so I am going to jump in and hope I can keep my head above water in a sea of brilliant writers. God Bless us one and all!


Analise 5 years ago

Oh I forgot, Anjegirl is Analise

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