Got Your Goat


by OPOVV, ©2012

The USS Arizona was one of 21 U.S. ships attacked on December 7, 1941 by the Japanese Navy

(Dec. 10, 2012) — It has often been said of skeptics that even if the Truth came up and bit them, they wouldn’t know it. Truth be told, there are some so-called Truths that aren’t really true after all. Take, for instance, the easily understood concept of halving something. Let’s say you’re a baseball pitcher and you’re about to pitch the last pitch of a no-hitter and this crazed mathematician comes running out onto the field and yells “Guaranteed strike if you mathematically cut the distance in half until the ball hits the catcher’s mitt!”

A light bulb goes on in your head, and if a cartoon were ever made of the event, you’d see a light bulb above your head with yellow lines radiating from it, because for the first time in your life something you learned in high school is usable. So if you take the number man’s deal, the ball would NEVER reach the catcher’s mitt and, eventually, the game would be called due to inclement weather: a “no-hitter” with an asterisk.  You say “No deal,” throw the pitch, game over, and, best yet, a real no-hitter without the asterisk.

We know from life experience that the ball winds up in the catcher’s mitt, deal or no deal, with as many bean counters as you can fit on a head of a pin. We live in the world of instant pictures, but if the caption is skewed, then so too is our understanding. Imagine a photo of someone eating a meal. The caption could read “Condemned man’s last food” or “Prisoner of war freed and enjoying a hot Red Cross supper.” Same photo.

Some photos are self-explanatory. The photo of the USS Arizona sinking in Pearl Harbor is one, planes flying into the Twin Towers another. These days there’s absolutely no excuse why Americans can’t understand what is about to happen to their culture once the Muslims get even more of the camel inside our tent. One only has to view the photos of the stonings, beheadings, hangings, and acid-scarred faces of Muslim women from other parts of the world to realize it’s only a matter of time before such common atrocities occur in our own neighborhoods. It’s not a matter of “if,” but “when.”

Figure sooner than you think would be my advice, to save yourself from possible culture shock. Practice being herded and standing in long lines. Will you submit and then die, or will you get with the program?

Those in Washington, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and most government employees have gone over to the Dark Side, becoming Traitors, people with no country, having traded whatever honor they may have had for a pig in a poke. Don’t worry; I’ve got a pretty good feeling each of them will get exactly what he deserves: they, too, will be forced to stand “In the Long Line.”

Having said that, I’ll say the following: Each person’s experience in the military is uniquely his or her own, just as every life is different. Sometimes people get the short end of the stick, like getting shot as you step off the landing craft at Normandy on D-Day, or being “volunteered” for “humanitarian reasons” only to find yourself in the midst of a firefight with no way out. It happens. Live with it or, as the case may be, get maimed or die by it; it’s all Fate anyway: Lucky and not so lucky. We older guys experienced stuff we really don’t want to remember or talk about. It’s over and, I say, let dead dogs lie.

But sometimes life isn’t so fair, and the best-laid plans oft go astray. My retirement plans of an RV and writing the Great American Novel went out the window the night Obama was nominated by the Democratic Party in 2008. For the past four years I have been warning the American people of the consequences of not paying attention and, I’m sorry to report, it’s been a very frustrating experience. I had no idea that FACTS would be so easily discarded, such as Obama’s FAKE Birth Certificates, the dire consequences of allowing millions of illegal immigrants to be given a free pass (along with their “Free Lunch,” and what a mistake “Anchor Babies” are), and for Muslims to be within our border, let alone in the White House.

I, as an American, have had it up to my ears with everything that’s been going on. There have to be consequences, and being denied the pension they thought was due is just the tip of the iceberg.

Terry Lakin and “workplace violence,” Ground Zero Mosque and Federal Reserve Bank, no tariffs for Chinese goods and Anchor Babies, CAIR and “Entitlements,” the “Dream Act,” and “reform,” and we’re halfway there, which has really got my goat.  How’s yours doing?





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2 Responses to Got Your Goat

  1. OPOVV

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Welcome aboard, Sidesaddle,
    I’ve always enjoyed your comments, and remember all that you cited.
    As the song says, “It’s a very strange world we live in” where the difference between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” are just shades of grey. Selling dope to finance “off the books” government operations is truly a strange world, where people are found dead due from a “drug overdose”, which is true, but the subject never did drugs until he was kidnapped and murdered, so they got the “drug overdose” part right, just too bad they leave out the “premeditated first degree murder” part.
    But I digress. All I wanted was to say thanks for your comment.

  2. Sidesaddle

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    You asked “How’s My Goat doing?”
    Let’s take a walk down memory lane for that answer.

    On September 11, 1990 at 9:09 PM, President George Herbert Walker Bush spoke before a joint session of Congress, regarding the Persian Gulf War. Among other topics, he stated that the war presented an opportunity for a “New World Order”

    “Barry and ‘the Boys,’” it is the result of a 3-year long investigation into the life and times of the most successful drug smuggler in American history, as well as one of the most famous CIA agents who ever lived, Barry Seal.

    [Sidebar: I was living in Baton Rouge, LA when Barry Seal was killed. He was supposedly in the Government Witness Protection program staying at a Salvation Army safe house. Scuttlebutt was that Barry left to go to a quick shop store on the same block.]

    Volume II of the CIA Inspector General’s report into allegations of Contra cocaine trafficking can be viewed at

    A detailed discussion of that report, along with relevant excerpts is available at

    Please notice they are mentioning Jeb Bush for the next presidential election, should there be one.

    Next we have Clinton who tells us what the meaning of “is” is!

    The Mena Arkansas Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Drug Connection September 20th 1998: by columnist David Lawrence Dewey … Two employees of Bill Clinton, … – Cached

    Now add this to where our Tax dollars are being spent. Yes, you read that correctly….LIFE
    War on terrorism spurs House to grant presidents Secret Service protection for life

    Here is a great rebuttal for Jamie Foxx and Eric Holder’s “my people”

    James Mill (1773-1836) said it best. “All the difficult questions of government relate to the means of restraining those in whose hands are wedged the powers necessary for the protection of all from making use of it.”

    I hope this explains how my goat is doing. Scripture tells us that in the last days men will wax worse and worse. Satan knows his time is short. Keep the faith, God knows who are His. God inhabits the praises of His People.

    I look forward to joining The Integrity Party.

    Thanks for asking, OPOVV, and letting me vent.

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