Dogs don't realize that we humans find it disgusting when they drink fresh water from a home toilet. Still it is their drink of choice. Even kitty likes the coolness of the lavatory, and porcelain is the dog or cats preferred material when it comes to drinking water in a nice cool basin. That is, they prefer a deep porcelain bowl that maintains cold to cool aerated water, better known as the toilet,commode,or some other French word. They know from just sniffing the water bowl whether or not you have lately provided fresh water. Dogs do not like the taste of water that has stagnated and picked up the taste of plastic,etc. In this case, your dog may turn to the toilet. Your cat may run away from home.
Some of us remember a time when "socializing" a dog came automatically. Training a dog meant teaching your dog to sit,get the newspaper,your slippers,etc. When it came to "socializing your dog" that was accomplished without thought as the dog followed the children through the house and out to play into the neighborhood. Mothers were generally home when the children were at school, and after school, the children were not committed to structured play activities elsewhere.
Once again we hear promises of congressional investigations, but will Obama once again request that these investigations be stalled so as not to interfere with the federal investigations?
Senator Joe Lieberman is promising to have hearings on why the State Department took no action after Abdulmutallab's father reported his concerns about his son to the American embassy in Nigeria.
Will Obama do the right thing and simply fire those responsible for this horrible blunder in American security? What is a "Watch List" for?
Once again, Secretary Napolitano's explanations and defense speak poorly of Obama's Administration to address real security issues. After this latest attempt (number 28), Napolitano says 'the system worked as it should have'. The Obama administration may have a hard time dealing with that ridiculous statement down. Yet, her defense shows the non-chalant attitude this administration has adopted when it comes to terrorists.
Obama is learning, but this lesson almost came at the expense of 300 lives.
South Africa Rocks has an interesting tweet that sums up the irresistible urge to compare Mandela, one of the most magnificent political figures of the 20th century, with Barack Obama. The tweet reads: " There is no comparison.
Mandela is a different person from a different time who called for a different following to achieve different goals. The closest these two come to one another is the tone of their skin color." So true, unless events were to change. But the divisions and lines drawn in the sand in America make a comparison between the two a waste of thought and breath.
What Obama preached during his campaign and the voice of change and hope he promised his followers, all of a sudden seems so long ago with the rush of events, and the cold reality of Washington.
The politics of skin color remains a handy weapon for this White House, along with a host of those who would silence and ostracize a news outlet, and deride citizens who disagree with their policies.
It would seem that the contrasts between Mandela and Obama are apparent, and most specifically when the politics of race is the subject of anyone's comparison.
It is a given that Mandela and Obama are both revolutionary, but Mandela proved to be a leader. In turn, Obama has inspired his followers and many in the world. Yet Obama has yet to unite and lead all of America.
Is it fitting that Obama complained about the "Fat Cats" of Wall Street without mentioning the new burgeoning ranks of well-heeled federal workers?
We shouldn't be shocked if we have believed all along in the cost of an ever-growing federal government that protects its powers by placing over-paid government workers as a fat cushion between itself and the common, everyday taxpayer...or better yet-that working man that is so distinguishable from the Washington elite that expands itself on the back of the vulgar taxpayers.
The Right Side News comments in detail about the facts reported from USA Today : "Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months - and that's before overtime pay and bonuses are counted. Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time - in pay and hiring - during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector."
Right Side News discusses the issue of the ruling elite and its historical change in number. In the past, both in Europe and America, the ruling elite was always prosperous but small in number. Not Now. The unprecedented expansion of government spending is building an elite from the future estimate of tax collection from its citizens.
Yet this Federal elite should realize that voters calling themselves "Independent" are growing in number with some polls saying that this group will soon outnumber both parties.
In the public sector, there is no way to observe what these lawyers, scientists,czars, and advisers actually do. Nothing is measurable, and corruption festers.
Voters calling themselves independent will grow, and so will their voices on the internet, in other forms of social media that the vulgar citizen uses. At long last, we will start to see this monster of an overgrown, always hungry government finally sling off the parasites who never served the interests of the American citizen for even a day!
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go
outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens,
nature and the Divine. Because only then does one feel that all is as it
should be and that the Divine wishes to see people happy, amidst the
simple beauty of nature."
Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!