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When Howard Met Jen

What a shame. 

Last night was the final night of the Democratic National Convention and I… 

Missed it.

I didn’t miss all of it, but I freely admit that I missed ‘most of it’. 

Why?

Two reasons, I guess.  Neither one is more important than the other:

REASON 1:  Thursday night is laundry night

REASON 2:  I had two weeks of ‘White Collar’ to catch up on – ‘On Demand’ 

The third reason, is, that I’ve already read the book, I don’t need to watch the film.  The book is ALMOST always better than the film because reading is a much more personal experience than watching someone else act out the parts written for them.

 

When Reading a book:

YOU decide what the characters look like.

YOU provide the imagination to fill in the blanks which the author can not, or chose not to.

YOU are an active participant in the story, viewing events as they unfold, then guessing what comes next.

YOU are involved in the story on a very personal level…  YOU live it. 

And, finally, YOU finish the story at your leisure, according to your schedule, because YOU want to.  Conversely, if a story ‘Is poorly written’, you may decide to put the book down and to never pick it up again.  YOU have that option.

Yes, I prefer books to film. 

But hey, that’s just me. 

However, I do believe that there are instances where film can capture moments of great historical significance like no other medium can. 

Examples:

Neil Armstrong’s Walk

The Zapruder Film

9/11

Then again, there are moments like the two which follow.  Moments which shall live in infamy long after my fingers cease their movement across this keyboard…

Moments captured digitally and posted on Al Gore’s Internet which will haunt the speakers, the participants, and the Party for generations to come. 

These are a few of my favorite things…  (The classics never die)

Meet Jennifer Granholm courtesy of the DNC!

(Please pay particular attention to members of the audience as they experience the collective Obama ‘Rapture’ during this speech.  You’ll know them when they come along…  Can you spot them?  Yes.  Yes you can…)

“Something about her seemed familiar.  I could swear I’d seen her face before.  But she said you must be mistaken…” 

(I stole these lines from Harry Chapin’s ‘Taxi’.  I’m not proud of it, but I will ‘fess up to it…  Why?  Because stealing anything, even words, is WRONG!)

It wasn’t long after watching the above footage that my mind made the leap to where I had seen the ‘face’, heard the ‘words’, the witnessed the ‘lunacy’ before.  It was from another Democratic event in the not-so-distant past. 

It was, of course, Howard Dean’s ‘scream’…

As referenced above, I didn’t need to watch President Obama’s Exceptance speech.  The word ‘Exceptance’ is used above on purpose, as in:

“I would have fixed the economy ‘except’ it was worse than I thought it could have possibly imagined.” 

“I would have focused on helping businesses create jobs ‘except’ I was fixing Health Care in America.”

“The 23 MILLION Americans are still out of work would almost all have jobs today, except for the Economy the previous Administration left me with…”

“No, I don’t believe that it’s ironic that I want legal and illegal voters to vote for me WITHOUT Identification, but if you’re buying a DNC-sponsored ‘Birth Certificate’ coffee cup YOU have to show ID because…  It’s a political donation.  Well, maybe this is ironic except, um, well…” 

I didn’t need to SEE the President’s Speech last night.  As I’ve been fully-engaged in the reality of his President’s economic strategies and social-engineering for the past four years…

It is time to pick up a new book and put the ‘Book of Obama’ down without finishing it.

This particular ‘book’ isn’t going anywhere…  And with a campaign slogan such as, “Forward” you can only expect the plot line to continue in the same direction as the past four years.

Have a nice weekend folks.

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  1. I couldn’t bear to listen to his or any of his surrogates’ speeches. Have to admit it is shocking to a newbie like me (since 08) to realize how blatant and flagrant the lying is from the Democrat political class. Have also been shocked by the vitriol and hatred that’s been brainwashed into almost half of the electorate towards the other half. The glimpses I caught on this clearly show how successful they’re been in controlling the messaging over the past 50-60 yrs.

    More than half of the delegates booed God and Jerusalem, and all of them had passed the initial changes taking those words out. Now it is just a matter of spin, which the malignant media is very good at doing. And now I know how easy it is for them as they’re part of the communist/socialist wing encouraging the demise of America as we know it.

    Cardinal Dolan gave the closing benediction which the malignant media cut out by going to a commercial (and MSNBC continued broadcasting over his words), except for FOX who demonstrated respect and good manners, so many people won’t even realize that the networks deliberately cut God too.

    You are so right, time to stop reading the ‘Book of Obama’ and maybe we can right the American ship.

    • Lady Penguin, I used to write stories about my kids, my dogs, and life
      in general. Back in 2007 / 2008 when I started looking at the political
      landscape shaping up with Obama and McCain. I figured I’d better start
      paying attention for the sake of my kids.

      You know the saying: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem…

      Unfortunately
      the President ‘won’, and for the past four years I write stuff like
      this vs. a story I wrote years ago about a company manufacturing electric
      airplanes (still one of my and Grumpy’s favorites).
      https://moosroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/silent-death-from-above.html

      My greatest satisfaction in writing these posts is that in spite of the President’s,
      Reid’s, and Pelosi’s best efforts… We’ll be okay.

      Oh, and I can’t discount the warm feeling knowing that I’m ticking off a few folks on the Left while I’m writing them.

      The Founders gave
      us the tools to rectify bad situations – we just have to be smart
      enough to use them.

      In 2012 we have the opportunity for a ‘do-over’.
      We just need to do it better this time than we did the last time out… 2010 was a good start, we just need to keep moving the ‘ball’ down the field.

  1. I couldn’t bear to listen to his or any of his surrogates’ speeches. Have to admit it is shocking to a newbie like me (since 08) to realize how blatant and flagrant the lying is from the Democrat political class. Have also been shocked by the vitriol and hatred that’s been brainwashed into almost half of the electorate towards the other half. The glimpses I caught on this clearly show how successful they’re been in controlling the messaging over the past 50-60 yrs.

    More than half of the delegates booed God and Jerusalem, and all of them had passed the initial changes taking those words out. Now it is just a matter of spin, which the malignant media is very good at doing. And now I know how easy it is for them as they’re part of the communist/socialist wing encouraging the demise of America as we know it.

    Cardinal Dolan gave the closing benediction which the malignant media cut out by going to a commercial (and MSNBC continued broadcasting over his words), except for FOX who demonstrated respect and good manners, so many people won’t even realize that the networks deliberately cut God too.

    You are so right, time to stop reading the ‘Book of Obama’ and maybe we can right the American ship.

    • Lady Penguin, I used to write stories about my kids, my dogs, and life
      in general. Back in 2007 / 2008 when I started looking at the political
      landscape shaping up with Obama and McCain. I figured I’d better start
      paying attention for the sake of my kids.

      You know the saying: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem…

      Unfortunately
      the President ‘won’, and for the past four years I write stuff like
      this vs. a story I wrote years ago about a company manufacturing electric
      airplanes (still one of my and Grumpy’s favorites).
      https://moosroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/silent-death-from-above.html

      My greatest satisfaction in writing these posts is that in spite of the President’s,
      Reid’s, and Pelosi’s best efforts… We’ll be okay.

      Oh, and I can’t discount the warm feeling knowing that I’m ticking off a few folks on the Left while I’m writing them.

      The Founders gave
      us the tools to rectify bad situations – we just have to be smart
      enough to use them.

      In 2012 we have the opportunity for a ‘do-over’.
      We just need to do it better this time than we did the last time out… 2010 was a good start, we just need to keep moving the ‘ball’ down the field.

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