Fool us once

While researching information for a book I am attempting to write I came upon the following quote by Thucydides.

"A nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its laws made by cowards and its wars fought by fools."
Since I live in a nation run by fools I found it interesting that the same problems have beleaguered politicians since human life began.

Obama is the epitome of a beleaguered fool.  First, his inept handling of the gulf oil spill is a disgrace to America and second, his firing of an American War General puts doom on America's warriors until he is removed from office.  Which warrior in his right mind would want to step up for this president except those that are "yes men".

A system of cronyism is bad enough when it occurs in business establishment and political circles but when you make it part of the "military system" nothing but disaster can follow.

Lee Harris writing an article for "The American"  titled "The Revolt Against Cronyism" states the following:

"There are three obvious problems with cronyism. First, it is simply unfair. Second, it stirs up resentment, because individuals with the right qualifications for a job are passed over in favor of those with the right connections. Third, and even more importantly, it invariably creates organizations where those at the top are surrounded by "yes men," who will agree with their bosses in order to curry favor and promote their own advancement."

Harris article is listed under the "government and politics" section but certainly you would have to agree that a military is part of  the government.
Competant leaders hire  competant people not "cronies"
Obama fooled us once and now it should be obvious that has no more ability to run a nation than a fourteen year old standing in the halls of a junior high school.
Yes, he a likable person with a great smile and has empathy for the poor and the "havenots" but he absolutely has no ability to lead a nation.
If he is able to fool us again we should become a second class country. 



ode to the loss of a friend
the words do not come to lament a loss
writers have written tributes
to all the great and some not so great
but who writes words
for the loss of a friend
are there words to describe the loss of a friend? 
something special should be written
but if not by me then by who
words written for others
do not seem to be right for a lost friend
special words
should be penned and said
and maybe screamed
but if not by me then by who
something written special
to remember them by
something lasting and sweet
but if not by me then by who
sorry old friend
my words are not so great
but they come from my heart
and I say what I mean
I'll miss your words
and your smiling face
there 's a whole in my heart
may God be with you
Charlie Bush
where ever you are


Little Timmy Rhobuch

Little Timmy Rhobuch

I was seven or eight or maybe nine, I really can’t remember, it’s been such a long time. Timmy’s gone I heard them say. We can’t find him anywhere.

The neighbors searched as neighbors do and the police came as they always do but Timmy was gone and we were scared.

My dad found Timmy, blue and quiet, among the tangled weeds of the water ditch. Everyone was sorry and cried for Little Timmy Rhobuch and Timmy’s dad and mom wept tears that troubled my mind.

I went to see his tiny body in his tiny coffin in his house next to mine. I saw his sweet chubby face that could not smile and his curly blond hair that could not move and I had to touch and I had to feel.

So, I laid my hand upon his face and did not find a child of two, only a face of stone.

I was seven or eight or maybe nine when little Timmy Rhobuch's chubby face of stone startled my hand and etched my mind.


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I am an apprentice writer of short stories and I also attempt a little poetry.