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The Ostrich
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The New National Emblem;
The Ostrich

American Thinker, by Dexter Wright

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/24/2012 8:45:07 AM

As we approach the "fiscal cliff" of punitive taxation and draconian spending cuts it might be time to suggest that Congress consider that we change our National Emblem to the Ostrich. Shortly after World War II, Churchill and Truman were riding a train to Fulton Missouri to give speeches. Churchill gave his, now famous, "Iron Curtain" speech; and no one can remember what Truman said. During the train ride Truman was eager to show Winston Churchill the new National emblem that Truman had modified. The eagle no longer looked toward the arrows in the left talon

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/24/2012 9:32:40 AM     (No. 9031669)

Yes an Ostrich too, however now that we are basically in a freefall over the (manufactured) fiscal cliff, we ALL had better hope that we can soar like an Eagle (our current national emblem) or the landing (which is really a controlled crash) will be a real crash!!! A broken two party system, a broken three headed government with no real checks & balances anymore, and statesmen (politicians) that promise us the world and in the next breath lie to us...John Adams where are you?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilko, 11/24/2012 9:39:47 AM     (No. 9031678)

Maybe a possum would be better. They play dead when threatened and they make a mess out of my yard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 11/24/2012 9:51:36 AM     (No. 9031697)

More like a snake in the grass rather than an ostrich.

And secondly, am sick and tired of our side bashing away at repubs.

The left gets it. They never help to destroy one of their own.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 11/24/2012 10:06:26 AM     (No. 9031722)

Next thing you know, the Left will be saying, "Ya know, so long we´ve got our heads down here in the sand, might as well pray to allah while we´re at it"
When You Believe in Nothing You´ll Fall for Anything!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/24/2012 10:23:58 AM     (No. 9031746)

This needs to be repeated, often: (thanks #4)

~~And secondly, am sick and tired of our side bashing away at repubs.

The left gets it. They never help to destroy one of their own.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 11/24/2012 10:34:31 AM     (No. 9031760)

I like good sarcasm.

Concerning bashing "our side." As a graduate of one of the military academies and a combat infantry veteran of one of the several wars in my lifetime, neither the Republicans nor Democrats in Washington are "my side."

The truth is that the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of Congress and the Administration are not on "our side" (the American / Constitutional / Flag-waving Patriots). They are strictly on their own personal side. The few true patriots in Washington are the exceptions that so clearly delineate the rule.

Sorry, but that´s just the hard, ugly truth.

The America so many of us grew up loving, later loaded our issue ARs to defend, and wept over the fallen because of is no more.

Hoping the Democrats or Republicans right the ship of state is a losing proposition. If you disagree, read Alexis de Toqueville.

Get over it and get on with it because that´s just the way it is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: scribe35, 11/24/2012 10:55:55 AM     (No. 9031784)

For the admistration and senate it should be the Dodo bird.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pgvoisin, 11/24/2012 11:00:40 AM     (No. 9031793)

Washington says that it´s their money not ours so send more and we will make you and your children lifetime dependents. We know what´s better for you than YOU!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/24/2012 11:05:55 AM     (No. 9031805)

The buzzard.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/24/2012 11:50:01 AM     (No. 9031880)

When we know we´re about to crash our cars, we have two options: close our eyes and hope for the best. Or keep our wits about us and try to steer clear. Those who willingly/readily abandon their little grey cells on whims prefer the former. As life gets easier we are more prone to head burying. Life will get tougher soon enough.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/24/2012 1:23:14 PM     (No. 9032014)

We can lament and cry and whine at the situation. It is now out of anyone´s hands. This problem has been coming at us like a red lighted speeding freight train and we all saw its approach. Actually, in truth, the problem was built into our nation at birth, a sinister genetic flaw that Jefferson saw clearly. As soon as the so-called "poor" the charlatans and lazy and no-good elements of society discovered that with their massive vote, they had the power to rob the treasury, they would destroy the nation - it is human nature and we can´t fight our nature. It is why every form of government ever invented by human kind has fallen to the trash heap of history. At this point, with more than 30 trillion in debt and fiscal responsibility, this nation simply can not survive as what we once were. We have crossed the break even line and now must face the dire, deadly, consequences of our lazy interest in what has been happening. Republicans, Democrat, governors, Presidents and not even God can fix this. We, the people, through stupidity, selfishness and laziness built this bonfire and now we, the people, must stand the heat.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/24/2012 4:50:15 PM     (No. 9032251)

Excellent, # 12.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/24/2012 7:33:55 PM     (No. 9032415)

The new national emblem should be a cooked goose.

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