Midnight, always darkest,
High-noon casts little shadow,
Tribulation, Prophets behest,
God knows what's in tomorrow.
Father of the Year
Poem by Arley Steinhour 011913
Article by Jack Kinsella
Passing through days, months, and years,
I've noticed, times have become deranged,
Sanity now prefaced with 'In,' is crying tears,
That which was crazy, is now full of "Change."
'The Fox now owns the Hen-house,
The Crazies, in charge of Asylum,'
Most all work, can be done with a mouse,
Nobel's Peace Prize, is Political Alum.
The names, I won't mention,
They're mostly well known,
I'd end up in detention,
If I say more than I've shown.
Read this, or cast away,
I just send them on,
Time for me to go Pray,
So I'll leave you alone,
(With the Father of the Year,
This should bring on a Tear):
"Family Values in the New America
Commentary on the News
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter Editor
Hey, did you hear the one about Bill Clinton being named 'Father of the Year'? Yeah, it goes like this. . . Two guys walk into a bar. . . . What? It isn't a joke? I thought it was a joke. It MUST be a joke. Isn't it?
We ARE talking about Chelsea Clinton's dad, aren't we? The same guy that attempted to use his position as Arkansas governor to try to sexually compromise a $7.00 per hour married state employee named Paula Jones?
Chelsea was about 11 years old when Clinton went after Paula Jones, and about 14 when Paula Jones filed her sexual harassment suit.
Jones refused the governor's advances, but kept the incident to herself until David Brock named her in his 'Troopergate' expose in 1994. In Brock's version, Jones was the aggressor who "offered herself" to the governor.
It was then that Jones sued. Clinton used the power of his office to have the lawsuit dismissed and then brought the full weight of the Oval Office down on the woman, challenging her right to sue and destroying her reputation (and her marriage) in the process.
Eventually, Clinton settled with Jones for the full amount of the lawsuit but without admitting any wrongdoing. Later, Judge Susan Webber-Wright found Clinton in contempt of court for lying under oath.
Ultimately, he barely escaped being impeached and removed from office and was stripped of his law license on the grounds he wasn't ethical or moral enough to be a lawyer! (But sufficiently moral and ethical enough to remain the most popular Democrat the country.)
Of course, that was just Paula Jones. Before that was Juanita Broderick, whom Clinton allegedly raped in an Arkansas hotel room in 1978. Clinton denied the charges, but were he not the President of the United States, he would probably have spent the 1990's in the Arkansas State Penitentiary.
Among Bill Clinton's other, ahem, peccadilloes was his admitted affair with nude model Jennifer Flowers, his (denied) affair with Elizabeth Ward Gracen, his attempted affair with newly-widowed Kathleen Willey and his Oval Office affair with Monica Lewinsky, who was then almost the same age as Chelsea Clinton.
Since leaving the White House, Clinton's philandering ways have become the stuff of legend. It is one of those non-news news stories.
And now, we can add the following to the Legend of Bill Clinton:
"Clinton was named the "Father of the Year" by the National Father's Day Council on Wednesday. The group selected Clinton for his "profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations," Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father's Day Committee, said in the announcement. The award will be presented at a luncheon in June."
I suppose that the "National Father's Day Council" is acting on the assumption that by now that Chelsea is thirty-six years old, she has probably gotten over knowing all the details of her father's extra-marital sex life.
It still creeps me out.
Mary Jo Kopechne would have turned 72 this year. She probably would have gotten married, had kids and grandkids and enjoyed the kind of life most Americans could look forward to back in 1969.
But Mary Jo Kopechne only lived to be 28 years old before she went to a party with Senator Edward Kennedy on Chappaquiddick Island off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
Although the official details have been massaged and tweaked and obfuscated, the short story goes like this. Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, but managed to escape the sinking car, abandoning Mary Jo Kopechne to drown.
Kennedy didn't report the accident until AFTER the car containing Kopechne's lifeless body was discovered floating in the water. The reason he didn't report it is hotly denied by his apologists, but if he were anyone except Teddy Kennedy, he would have been charged with drunk driving and manslaughter.
"It was nine hours before he reported the accident. In the meantime, he walked back to his motel, complained to the manager about a noisy party, took a shower, went to sleep, ordered newspapers when he woke up and spoke to a friend and two lawyers before finally calling the police. Divers later estimated that if he had called them immediately, they would have had time to pull out Mary Jo. She had not drowned, but had survived in an air pocket inside the car - she was asphyxiated only when the oxygen ran out several hours later."
Teddy Kennedy lived on for another forty-three years after Mary Jo Kopechne's life was sacrificed to preserve his reputation as a "champion for women's rights" and ultimately earning the title of "Lion of the Senate" by his adoring sycophantic fellow Democrats.
During the trial of this year's Father of the Year for serial philandering and perjury, Ted Kennedy fiercely defended Bill Clinton's right to "lie about sex" arguing along with the rest of the Democrats that "everybody lies about sex".
"Kennedy voted to acquit Clinton on both charges, saying "Republicans in the House of Representatives, in their partisan vendetta against the President, have wielded the impeachment power in precisely the way the framers rejected, recklessly and without regard for the Constitution or the will of the American people."
The will of the American people . . . cheating on your family and lying about it is ok. As long as one is a Democrat.
Teddy Kennedy was not merely eulogized, he was practically beatified at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
And let us never forget that fine, upstanding gentleman from North Carolina. John Edwards fathered a child with Rielle Hunter as his wife Elizabeth was losing the battle for her life to cancer. She learned of his philandering shortly before she died and left him.
She died six months later. Alone.
Exactly eight months and 20 days after Riell Hunter gave birth to Edward's daughter, John Edwards was named "Father of the Year" by the National Father's Day Council.
In 2006 the voters of the United States turned control of the US Congress over to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. In 2008 they handed the party of Pelosi, Reid, Edwards, Clinton and Kennedy the keys to the Oval Office.
In the four years to follow, the welfare rolls of the United States almost doubled while the Democrats claimed to take the moral high ground in preserving the family and actually claiming to be the party of family values.
In an America in which Teddy Kennedy can champion women's rights and John Edwards and Bill Clinton can claim the title of Father of the Year, it doesn't seem that far a stretch to claim putting half the country on welfare advances Democratic family values.
Indeed, they can even claim Biblical values:
". . . lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof . . ." (2nd Timothy 3:2-5)
Hey, they ARE values. And they ARE in the Bible. So the Democrats are the very example of Biblical values.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - (The Mad Hatter from Lewis Caroll's "Through the Looking Glass)
Bill Clinton and John Edwards deserved to be named Father of the Year. Barack Obama deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
(I can't 'AMEN' as it ain't not all over, yet.//as//)