Monday, December 3, 2012

What Is Patriotism?


After watching yesterday's Sunday morning TV news shows I have come to the conclusion that the greatest share of the panelists are doing nothing more than reenacting their most recent dinner conversations and cocktail party chit chats, while the invited guest politicians and elected officials only repeat their party's 'talking points.'

Viewing these give 'em what they want performances are worse than useless to the viewer who is looking for unbiased information; they are the means of spreading, legitimizing, and subtly solidifying the same old lies propounded again and again forever by both political parties.

While I honestly believe what I have just written, I can still say truthfully that I am glad and extremely thankful to the fates that I was born an American citizen. There is nowhere else on Planet Earth that I would rather live than in the United States of America.

No matter how often I complain.


Freedom in America

Freedom in America
Isn't really free;
We often pay a price
To keep our liberty.

Remember those we loved,
Who fought for us, and died;
And those we never knew
For whom others mourned and cried.

At home our "war" for freedom
Is sadly overdue;
We've let corruption stage
A sad and grievous coup.

No longer can we brush off
Dishonesty and greed,
Lust for wealth and power;
We can't, we won't concede.

Complacency is weakness
Patriots can't afford;
We have to act on wrongs
That cannot be ignored.

We must give up some time,
Spent on other pleasures,
To restore America's freedom,
To keep America's treasures.

Money spent on trifles
Must now go to our cause:
Get rid of the offenders,
Constitutional outlaws.

Freedom in America
Isn't really free
It's up to American patriots;
It's up to you and me.

--Joanna Fuchs

Buy Joanna A Drink



patriot [PAY-tree-uht]
A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.


Birthday: December 3, 1927
Died: September 26, 2012

Howard Andrew "Andy" William was an American popular music singer. He recorded seventeen Gold- and three Platinum-certified albums. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a TV variety show, from 1962 to 1971, as well as numerous television specials. Most recently, he performed at his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, which was named after the Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini song "Moon River", with which he is closely identified.

Birthday December 3, 1925
Died: March 17, 2011

Ferlin Eugene Husky was an early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky honk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes. He had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975; his versatility and matinee-idol looks propelling a seven-decade entertainment career.

In the 1950s and 60s, Husky's hits included "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove", each reaching No. 1 on the country charts.

In 2010, Husky was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Birthday: December 3, 1960
Age: 51 years old

Daryl Christine Hannah is an American film actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Splash, Blade Runner, Roxanne, Wall Street, Steel Magnolias, and Kill Bill.

Birthday: December 3, 1960
Age: 51 years old

Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith) is an American actress and a children's book author. She has been nominated for four Oscars, six Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has won two Emmy Awards.

Moore began her acting career in 1983 with minor roles, before joining the cast of the soap opera As the World Turns, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. She began to appear in supporting roles in films during the early 1990s, in films such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) and Short Cuts (1993). By the middle of the decade, she had graduated to starring roles in Nine Months and Assassins (both 1995), and her performance in Boogie Nights (1997) brought her widespread attention and her first Academy Award nomination.

Her success continued with such films as The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), and The Forgotten (2004). She also received three more Academy Award nominations for her performances in The End of the Affair (1999), Far From Heaven and The Hours (both 2002). Her most recent notable roles include The Kids Are All Right (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), and the HBO film Game Change (2012), in which she portrayed Sarah Palin.


Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
--Will Rogers

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