Monday, September 18, 2017

I'm Back

Today was an important day for me.  I have decided to re initiate my blog THE PENCIL PUSHER.  My last post seems to have been in 2010.  That is a long time to be silent,

Actually, I haven't been.  I've been writing short stories, two of which were sent out and printed in the same month.

I have two novels written and one in the wings.  I am in the final stages of of rewrite, for the largest one 671 pages, before sending it on to an agent.  It is a horror/love story about my characters development.  Through the vampires in my writing, I try to demonstrate character flaws, weaknesses, interpersonal relations, love, respect and honor.

It has been an interesting process for me during the writing to suddenly have the characters take over and speak, move, interrelate and lead you in writing a book.  They have held my fingers hostage, to say and do what they want me to say and do for them.

Reading has always been my one great love and now writing, not for grants or Mission Statements or progress reports etc; but for the sheer pleasure of watching the people I've created flesh out and talk to me on an almost daily basis.

No!  I don't need therapy.

I am a happy man, confident in my future and whatever lies before me and I hope to share that optimism with any and all who care to read it.

When I wrote my first post I wanted to describe what books I was reading and were on my bedside table, then unfortunately, I got distracted and pontificated.  I still like portions of the language I used and expressions I declared in my old posts.  But, since then the world has become a more difficult place.  From today forward my posts will not be used for a self described Polemic to offer advice, or add to the nations unease.

They say everything you write using electronic medium will always be there.  That is so true.  I have lost many friends to death, relocation of both myself and others.  Recently, I've also lost friends because of my political viewpoints.

If age has taught me anything it is that people are centered in their own beliefs and conceptions so I ask you to put aside yours as I put aside mine and focus on writing, reading and sharing.

Therefore, my bedside table will figure large in my posts as well as what I am working on.  Today my bedside table has been replaced by a Kindle.  The table could never hold all the books I've read since 2010.

If you are interested please follow me and share your thoughts.  Thank you

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hey Gumba!!!

I am very proud of the 'Pencil Pusher'.  It seems I have been correct more often than not.  However, today I would like to direct my blog to Rupert Murdock. 

Sir, I am no fortune teller, I am not you with a finger on the happenings in America or the World.  I too make guesses based on existing written news reports, radio news and television commentaries.  I reason, plot them in my mind and Voila there it is...Dear readers, you can do the same.

To my readers I would say listen to CNN, FOX, ABC or whichever news source you like, then change channels, switch them night by night and listen to them for one week, fix a scotch, bourbon, gin or whatever, then sit back listen and think about how each is different.  Look for truth and your soul will recognize it.

Now Mr. Murdock, a negative.  Last night I watched Netenyahu on Hannity and I thought what a remarkable interview, they were both calm and funny...he reminded me of my doctor..think it was his eyes.  Then I watched Greta.

She was interviewing Gov. Rick Perry, he had warmed up and wanted to share the travails on the border, Homeland Security and our current administration.  You know Barack and Janet, but Greta ran out of time so he was stopped in mid sentence.

Tonight I was watching O'Rielly he was interviewing Dick Morris a political strategist who said the problem isn't with medicare, it's with food stamps and medicaid.  This makes sense that entitlements should be on the rise.  If anyone doesn't know why, perhaps it's because of an official unemployment rate of  9% and a National rate of 15%.  So what Dick Morris said rang true. 

I hate to say it, Sir but you need to consider that we the American People don't often think very deeply.  Perhaps we might be just a tad disenfranchised.  It might be that news should be spelled out for us to more fully understand. 

We as a people have been consumed and worn by a war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia and God knows where else we'll go.  What with protecting human rights as identified by our newest Czar.  It seems to me unless our child is in battle, we the American people are divorced from the conflict.  So as a people we have been left pretty much alone to eat, have children, vote and buy things.

But now, the Middle East is actually on fire, America is sitting on a volcano and our economy sucks.  We have a President who simply doesn't get it.  Perhaps I'm too generous but to give Obama the benefit of doubt, there may be more behind the scenes than we know...Things he may agree with; or not.

Yet thank God in Heavens, from what I heard today, the Republicans are becoming more energized and asking pointed questions of the Czars in the House's Committee hearings...

From the answers, I gathered from the answers, redirecting runs rampant...Did you know that when Empress Alexandra of Russia was shot in the basement she was wearing a bracelet made from ten pounds of gold, spun into coils of wire, wound around her arm.  I say this not to diminish the Russian Royal Families death but to make a point.
I use this example as a metaphor for the gold (truth) often lies covered by the lace (subterfuge).

Rupert, if I may call you that...I like you.  But truth (spirals of gold) spills out when you least expect it.  Commercials are wonderful producers of income and support but words are also important.  News cycles run as they will do....

Tell your people, Directors and Interviewers, that if something interesting is about to be said ........LET THEM SAY IT.......don't stop the speaker as Bill and Greta did on their May 24, 25, 2011 broadcasts.

Well, I've said it, news occurs on its own schedule news and shouldn't be parsed out as I believe Bill O' and Greta have tried to do.  Of course I don't know them but I like them both.  However I would like them to break open the news barrier that this country is mired in.

Everyone tells us on Fox and radio that the mainstream is the controller of news.  A simple resolution is to preempt them, use your access.  Reporters used to compete for the by-line, that old fashioned concept is dead, therefore generic news.  No daily competition equals daily Faxes that are meant to tell Americans what others want them to hear.

How do you fight main stream media?  Simple, you divert it into a channel...The old inner beast of reporters was to trump their competitors, to expose bad things, throw light on deals, ruin plans that ran contrary to the goals of the America People.

So my dear Gumba, from another Gumba, look to the words, (see 5/24, 5/25 broadcasts) - You will see news was about to be made; but the guests were cut off in mid sentence or their words were ignored.

Thank you for reading a simple missive from a concerned person.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Israel, Tornados, Floods, Death, Destruction and a trip to Ireland

So it seems our President is also an Irishman.  Congratulations, who knew that people have intermarried for years between races and cultures so that today's ethnicity is actually less a concept or perception of race as an origin of DNA but rather a product of/and the end result of the love passed from the past to the modern world.

I can't wait for the State Dinner with the Obamas' (That is if He brought Michelle with him.) and the Queen of England.  I wonder if he knows her father imprisoned Obama's father through Churchill, or at least that seems to be the story.  I wonder since he seems quite capable of cutting Israel off at the knees will he toast the Queen by throwing his champagne into the poor dears face; and as the wine slides to the floor singing out, "VIVA la revolution Papa."

I watched Obama give his speech to AIPAC what a joke the leader of the free world was grey as he read from the teleprompter, never the less he said what he needed to, "Israel must defend itself."  Poor Palestinians have no homeland...we must support and help them...he also identified the missile program we had sold to tell me do the spies of the world know the dynamics of these systems.  Ah the knife of deceit can be so sharp.

This President is so self centered that he travels when we in the United States the Country He was elected to protect suffers: from Farm flooding, an F4 tornado, unemployment at an official level of 9% and an unofficial level of perhaps 15%.  Our Dollar is plunging and we are almost in ruins and where people have lost fortunes earned over a lifetime.  He doesn't need to kiss the Blarney Stone to speak golden words so he left early, dust cloud be damned

My sister said I should hold in my contempt for Washington D.C. because there is an underground, so I've moderated my words tonight.  You see I have a Muezzin nailed to my door frame with pride....


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Will We See Riots Here in the United States

I want to talk was a mile stone, our President blamed Bush again and then those of us who have lost money under his leadership.  Where is Senator McCarthy when you need him...I'm just asking!

President Roosevelt another Progressive found McCarthy intolerable because he exposed the Communists, socialists in the White House who were advising the President...true McCarthy went too far but he stopped their movement and influence

I am truly afraid that the student driven riots in the Middle East, paid for by the US per Secretary Clinton are simply a test tube for what will happen here during the next year and a half.

Never have I seen a leader use class warfare like Obama.  He is starting early on his Billion dollar campaign because he is afraid he will not have time to complete his agenda, the implementation of his fathers desires for land reform. 

Presidents have always been the protectors of the American people.  This one seems to be encouraging class warfare.  Threaten, divide, march, shout, raise hell and meet at the highest levels with organizers of the various Unions to add conflict and blood to terrorize and free their concept of the oppressed.  Stalin and Lenin were wrong,

We are not the Soviets, we are capitalists, we are a Republic.  People are the glue that holds together the ideals of the 1700's, the binding for us as a people.  Despite the horrors used in speeches we will survive as a people...Obama is our first test.  

I say, language is important, speak up whether you agree with me or not.  What is the true condition of our country as described by us.  There are about 7,000,000 people unemployed so who really is the under dog. I do not want class warfare we are all Americans, but I remain afraid that some want Revolution.

The tax roles, money taken in by the IRS will be marginal, less than previous years, because too many people are unemployed and will not owe taxes.

I've digressed, God Bless America and all of us no matter our station or our financial burdens, burdens that have been made onerous by this Administration. 

The States Need to Become Actively Involved in Washington

It's time for the States to enter the fray in Washington, D.C..  Our Federal Government is so out of control, spending trillions of our dollars that we don't have they need to be reigned in.

To my mind the States need to become involved as they did with the Health Care Bill.  We elected 70 + members to the 112th Congress and it seems to have had little effect on their penchant for business as usual.

The reason I say the States need to be involved is because the States sponsored an Amendment to the Constitution, to elect our Congressmen by popular vote rather than selected by State Governments as tradition established.   Perhaps it's time for another referendum which will allow us to return to State Appointees to the Congress. 

To my mind today's Senators and Representatives no longer represent the views of their States and their populations.  It appears they work for themselves.  Simply because the States no longer appoint our representatives doesn't mean they shouldn't bring the state's power into their business in Washington and that includes the Federal Budget.

By appointing our TOP Federal Legislators we would eliminate the billions of dollars spent on electioneering.  If the appointees fail to represent us then the State could easily replace them.  If there is no constant awareness of votes perhaps the months and current time line of 2 years for election campaigning could instead be spent on the peoples business. 

There is an awful lot of precedence being set by this President and ignored by the 112th Congress. 
1. There are 50+ Czars advising the president who have no congressional oversight.   
2. The President did not consult the Congress before waging war on Lybia, yet the action is not questioned instead the Congress uses the lame argument ''All Presidents do it."  
3. Our Secretary of State has been talking about Billions of dollars to support youth rebellion through the use of the internet and face book. 
4.  It appears an adviser to Obama is pushing him to wage war against countries if they are oppressive to their people.  Nonsense...we are not the policemen for the world nor should we change governments. 
5.  The budget comes from the house and the senate and the president negotiate with the house for passage
6. The president has actively opened his campaign for 2012, does this mean a repeat of his time as a Senator where he will be spending so much time away from his responsibilities to campaign that he will leave Washington to its own devices.

Speaker Boehner, what happened?  I was beginning to believe in you again.  I'm worried you will let '95 emerging from the past and permit then to affect you now. You need courage, fight for your beliefs and mine.

Isn't saying that the 40 billion in cuts you agreed to, and identified in Obama's December's budget nothing but another game by you this time of, 'smoke and mirrors.'

The Tea Party's reputation has suffered because of your caution and reticence to expose your political future to defeat in '2012.

We want to help but you have to protect your base, stop being fearful of what may happen politically to you instead look to your legacy.

The Tea Party is a successful political movement(See the November 2, 2010 rejection of business as usual in Washington).  What started out as a small group of dispirited voters became a National Movement of significance.  I say movement because it is not  political party and hopefully it will not need to become one.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Birth of a Kaliphate and Hezbollah in Mexico

Strange I sat in front of the television set watching a thing about tigers killing people in India and then I had a thought.  In my minds eye I saw a map of the countries in the middle east undergoing what is said to be students protesting for Democratic reform.

I was horrified to see the countries in rebellion surrounded the Mediterranean.  You've seen it, Lybia, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria.  This widespread revolt is unusual and extremely dangerous for us.  Our 5th fleet sits in Bahrain, another trouble spot.  Jordan, Yemen and Bahrain are trying to negotiate with those who wish them gone, they will soon be on an airplanes and out of their respective countries.  Iran has asked for and been given passage through the Suez Canal, something Egypt's last President refused the Iranians.   

Currently, the media is saying, Syria will host the Iranian warships and the Iranian 'students,' on board.  Our Prsident has said that he supports the students, why because he's a Professor.  Has he never worked during his Community Development days and been co-opted. by those who had no regard for truth and only wanted to take their share of money away from him.. 

The bad thing is that people who strive for good are often blinded by their own progressive and well meaning blinders.  These passives don't think there are others who want to hurt them to take support away from them, to deny or stop what may be well meaning projects they are calling for.  I don't mean conservatives! 

This is a terrible thing to say but I think if Obama wants to be reelected, which he does.  He should repair his viability and remove the socialist, fascists and 'Yes' men and women from his circle of advisers,  His advisers have made him late in delivering messages, timid in the words he uses to confront dictators and killers.  His timidity has made other political leaders appear to discount him.  His inaction and false starts place doubts about our commitment to our friends around the world.

God knows we will need them if the Middle east erupts and attempts to form a Kaliphate.  Many of those in rebellion want a secular government not a Theocracy and Shirea law.  We need to protect the only true democratic government in the region, Israel my beautiful Israel.  The Israelis should worry and perhaps move to protect themselves on their own. 

After all there are treaties between out two countries that call for us to defend out friend and we would be honor bound to help them.  Meanwhile Israel wonders if she too will be left alone to confront the 'students' from other countries without massive help from us. 

This week the US vetoed a resolution in the UN about building apartments in Jerusalem, our Ambassodor is weak and apparently toothless.  She should have never let the proposal to censure get that far.  The UN has never lived up to its purpose.  However, it has made many people rich from graft and corruption.  Its ineffectual leadership has disappointed the its total inability to do anything useful except spend money.  Now they want to rebuild because its an old asbestos ridden building. 

Lets give them money to rebuild in the Netherlands, Russia, Syria or anywhere else in the world, just get them out of New York.  Sell the UN's current property to trump and add those funds to help them rebuild elsewhere.

(A side note) Homeland security has done such a good job that I hear Hezbollah is in Mexico.  I been hearing but couldn't understand why decapitation had suddenly became the rage.  This is a technique of Radical Islam.  Separate the body from it's head and the person killed will never rest under the eyes of God.

How has Hezbollah connected with the money rich Cartels in Mexico while we stood by.  Homeland Security Secretary Nepalitano is a joke.  She dead pans the cameras and speaks in circles.  Enough make her protect us and root out the Radicals in Mexico, seal our border against the drug, religious and political radicals who want to and have killed Americans. 

Mr president you and yours are not serving the American people very well.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Egypt the Cauldron of the Beginning

Tonight I saw a new attempt by Secretary of State Mrs William Clinton explain our Country's position.  As usual our Secretary of state appeared under a different persona.  It was a new image.  One I've not seen before.  She seemed to be unwashed, dirty haired with a 25 million dollar fund to destabilize the world.  I hope people don't forget that our current President touted the Internet, he called it the invisible string that binds messages and opinions.  A wonderful tool that joined and galvanized the youth of today in a world of instant communication. 

I worry that this Administration has used instant messaging, did our officials tapped keys that helped the Middle East explode.  I worry because I think we have may have ignited turmoil without any idea how to control it.

I felt it was ominous when Hillary announced 25 million dollars in grant funds were made available from the State Department budget.  The purpose of which was to affect world opinion using the internet.  For those who may wish to apply for these monies, remember to include words that praise Obama.  For American, 25 million dollars in a time of collapse is nothing.  Never the less, who knew there was that much money waiting to be spent on anarchy, money the Democratic Congress targeted to a range of subversive activities.

No surprise I am not a creature of Madame Secretary Clinton.  I find her tiresome and believe she is a woman who has yet to discover herself.  She cannot play upon the world stage any more than Clapper can.  He for his ignorance and she because she has not unified the many particles of her being in her quest.  The things they share in common are ignorance and perhaps that they are willing Zombies to the party line...

I would like to know if the insurrection in the entire Middle East was truly an outburst of students, i.e young people or was it a guided insurrection from the man whose father wanted change in Rhodesia.  We will never know because all is hidden until someone looks into the shadows.