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Halloween 2013
Nov 3rd, 2013 by kids4biz

Well, it was five halloweens ago, before a very important election, that I said our country would change. Not only would gasoline prices soar, but the health care industry would come under complete control of the government. Every American would abide by rules dictated by government bureaucrats.

Taxes would also increase and the national debt would skyrocket. Today’s children would be lead like lambs to a slaughter to bear the burden of a greatly expanded entitlement state.

Our military would be decimated, and under the guise of improving our standing in the world, the United States would become a laughing stock.

The plan to destroy America is underway.

I’m Barack Obama and I wish you and yours a Happy Halloween.

Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about capitalism. He authored H.R.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. His website is www.Kids4biz.com

Once Upon Obamacare
Oct 18th, 2013 by kids4biz

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It’s not uncommon for me to sprinkle a political opinion in now and then. This week, out of obligation to the future of our children, I’m compelled to pontificate. However, in the spirit of “On Dad’s Watch,” it will be in story form.

Once upon a time, a few brave men risked their lives and fortunes, to fight for a noble idea called freedom. Today, these men would be known as the 1%. Contrary to their contemporary counterparts, they were lauded by the masses, rather than demonized, for their courage and nobility. Together with their fellow patriots they “brought forth a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

As proof of their devotion to these ideals, the young nation sacrificed the treasure of nearly a million citizen lives to abolish the scourge of slavery. A blight on the record of human history that had existed for hundreds of centuries, was ended in less than 80 years from the birth of this precocious society.

Against insurmountable odds, the adventurous nation grew to be the most economically powerful and socially magnanimous country civilization has ever witnessed. Saving the world on multiple occasions from tyranny was a prelude to a triumphant day, when a young man from what came to be known as America, represented the human race and took “one giant leap for mankind.”

But treachery always lurks and around the time when the world was celebrating its finest hour, another young man was being raised to despise the very nation that set his ancestors free. Despite being old enough to witness the defeat of the evil empire by “The Great Communicator,” this young man embraced the ideology of power and deceit. Methodically, he absorbed and practiced the “Rules for Radicals” and with the credential of “Community Organizer,” he exploited the naivete of children and the unjust guilt of Americans, and ascended to the most powerful position in the world…TWICE!

Fear not children of the world. Amidst the adulation showered upon a clever charlatan, REALITY lurks to shine bright lights on a dictator’s lust. It’s time to witness reality shining its light on “Obamacare.” Americans will see the wolf who wears his name tag on his sheep’s clothing and you will be saved.

Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about capitalism. He authored H.R.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. His website is www.Kids4biz.com

Ted Cruz’ Grass Roots Tsunami versus Obama’s Sinkhole
Aug 26th, 2013 by kids4biz


Ted Cruz recently said that that it will take a “grassroots tsunami” to push legislators to stand in opposition to the national health-care law. He believes that if they do, they can win the argument against Obamacare. According to the Senator, “We need 41 Republicans in the Senate or we need 218 Republicans in the House.”

I agree with the Senator and respectfully recommend that the earthquake he needs to shake up this tsunami is House Resolution H.422, which “Express[es] the sense of the House of Representatives regarding thesuperiority of capitalism as an economic model.

The bill can be read at this link.

This 2-page resolution lays out the guiding principles of a party committed to free enterprise. It articulates ideas which are in stark contrast to Obama’s vision to transform America into a Socialist state. It expresses the essential elements of awareness of Capitalism that need to be spread among the American people so they’ll never again be seduced by the likes of President Obama.

If Senator Cruz wants to save Americans, young people in particular, from falling into Obama’s sinkhole, he’ll ask his colleagues in the House to Co-Sponsor H.RES.422. It will set in motion the tremors that will build the grassroots tsunami needed to keep America free.

Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about capitalism. He authored H.R.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. His website is www.Kids4biz.com

Lost at Sea
Dec 2nd, 2012 by kids4biz

Last weekend I cashed in a Groupon offer for two jetski rentals with the intent of taking our kids on a wild ride across the Redondo Beach South Bay.

“Stay away from the pier and don’t jetski more than six miles from the coast,” said the rental guy.

“SIX MILES FROM THE COAST! Do you think I’m Columbus?!” I didn’t really say that but the thought of having a jet ski stall, leaving my kids and me bobbing around on a heavy piece of plastic six miles from the beach was a little disconcerting.

“Uh, sure,” I said, as I puttered away from the dock with my daughter seated in front of me. Unfortunately, our boy missed the great adventure while he nursed a nasty cough at home.

“Oh, yeah,” hollared jetski guy, “stay away from seaweed.”

I gotta tell ya, if you’ve never been on a spunky jetski, put it in your bucket list. Oooooo baby, pull that throttle and it’s a rush of pure freedom…a thrill you won’t forget. Judging by the number of “awesomes” I heard, my daughter thought so too. My buddy, who was going to ride with our son, chased behind on the second rental, which was fast but didn’t seem to have the muscle our water hog had. Basically, we were leaving him in liquid dust.

“DAD! SEAWEED!” Too late! By the time I let up on the gas, we’d already skidded through a few hundred feet of thick, rubbery kelp. “Splutter, splitch, splatch, cough.” There we were, not quite six miles off the coast but a good mile from dry land. My buddy had followed us right into the pit of despair and was parked about 100 yards away.

“Dang!” I thought. “What now?” Not many triple A boats sailing by to tow us home. “AH! iPhone!” Fortunately, I had tucked it away and 1 bar was all I needed to contact my wife. “Honey, you’re not going to believe this but your daughter and husband are stranded in the middle of the ocean on a broken jet ski. Can you drive down to the dock and tell the jetski guy to send out the rescue team?!I don’t have his phone # on me. Hurry please because there’s a school of great white sharks circling us.” Not true, but it sounded exciting.

“What’s Clinton doing,” asked my daughter. I looked over and saw him swimming by the vessel.

“I’M PULLING THE KELP FROM THE INTAKE PIPE!” He yelled.

“Ah! I can do that! Stay here,” I said to my daughter, “I’m going to do something extremely brave to save our lives!” I never pass up the chance to self-agrandize, especially when all I had to do was reach underneath the ski and pull vegetation from a hole.

Sure enough, in a few minutes, both jet skis were back in action. After some careful navigation out of the seeweed traps, we were zooming back to port. It was comforting that enroute we ran into the life guard boat, which had responded instantly to my wife’s emergency call. You gotta love those Redondo Beach rescue teams.

“So, did you have fun?” I asked our daughter after saying ‘goodbye’ to my buddy. I was fully expecting the heavenly eye roll.

“Yeah! That was awesome!”

“I’m very proud that you didn’t panic.”

“I’m proud of you too, Dad.” We smiled, hugged and drove home. Now THAT made my day!

Author’s Note: Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people that honest profit making is GOOD! He’s spent the last two years promoting H.RES.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. He calls it the “Rohrabacher Rule” in honor of Congressman Rohrabacher whom he admires for having the courage to submit it. Michael lives with his wife and children in Southern California and by day works at Morphlabs.com the best cloud computing company in the industry. His website is Kids4biz

The Art of Economic Child Abuse
Nov 26th, 2012 by kids4biz

Have I Grabbed Your Attention?

This post exposes a culture of child neglect, the methods of which are characterized as “art” versus the random acts of psychopaths.

Economic child abuse, as an art form, is achieved through a curriculum that begins with the inculcation of fundamental ideas and ends in a way of thinking that renders a child, as an adult, confused, helpless, economically burdened and abused.

If anyone wants to observe today’s masterpieces, they are on display at each “Occupy” event. They are also represented by the vast majority of young people who voted for a President who presided over the worst economy since the Great Depression. It’s within this context that the art of economic child abuse is discussed. It must be said that a child’s early mentors are often dedicated, loving and well intentioned. However, they unwittingly fall short in their efforts most likely because they themselves are victims of the art of economic child abuse and are the masterpieces of their predecessors. Let’s examine this artful curriculum.

The Prerequisites

The prerequisites are ironically, often unwittingly taught by well meaning individuals and institutions devoted to truth, honor and morality. These are parents, guardians, religious institutions and organizations whose goal is to set children on the path towards righteousness and independence. This author has no conflict with these individuals and institutions and in fact admires their effort. What is pointed out about each prerequisite is that well-intended concepts are not fully analyzed in either the early or latter stages of a young person’s education. A child is taught valuable lessons, but in each case, the axiom transforms into a tool of economic child abusers because it is not fully developed in the context of adult situations where deeper thought is required. There are four widely known prerequisites to discuss.

Prerequisite #1 – Money is the root of all evil

To be precise, Timothy in the New Testament states, “For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.” However, if you ask, “what is commonly called the root of all evil” the answer will likely be just, “money.” This isn’t the point, however. What’s relevant is that most of us, from an early, impressionable age, are implanted with a core, immutable axiom. Deep within our souls we’ve been conditioned to believe that MONEY is the cause of ALL evil! Think about this. Arguably the most essential tool for human progress is conceptually and subconsciously grasped in our culture as the source of ultimate immorality. So what’s going on here? Why would parents, guardians and religious institutions do this to the children they love? The obvious reason is to steer them away from ILL-GOTTEN gains. The quest for money BY ANY MEANS is indeed evil. However, wealth through honesty, integrity and mutually beneficial exchange is virtuous. By not teaching and developing these essential ideas, and backing them up with concrete examples a child becomes a sitting duck for future abusers. Rather than being taught to marvel at human achievements such as the invention of the automobile, computer or air travel in the pursuit of money, children are burdened with an unearned guilt trip as soon as a few coins from a lemonade stand are collected.

Prerequisite #2 – Pride is a deadly sin

As a close corollary to prerequisite #1, this well intended lesson is directed at UNEARNED PRIDE, pride that one demands from a state of being, rather than from doing. Once again, clarification isn’t reinforced at this stage by the institutions promoting it. As with the concept of money, pride is subsequently used by the abusers as a weapon to distort and torture the psychology of a child. Ironically, as we’ll see in the advanced classes, pride is selectively promoted as a virtue to teach diversity and as a deadly sin in nearly every aspect that pertains to human achievement.

Prerequisite #3 – Charity is the greatest virtue

Some say charity means “love.” If it does then it should be changed to “love is the greatest virtue.” Charity and love, while related are two distinctly different concepts. Treating them as synonyms provides yet another tool to economically abuse a kid, in this case through unearned guilt. If you are not charitable you do not love, therefore you are not “good.” Charity, correctly defined as helping the less fortunate (the elderly, sick, disabled and some in need of temporary assistance), is indeed a great virtue, but here again the lesson is not complete. Charity was not meant to be a way of life for those who could otherwise eventually help themselves. Also, it’s never conveyed that sustained charity FOLLOWS AND REQUIRES the creation of wealth. Such sustainability necessitates the passionate (loving) pursuit of honestly earned money. The contradiction is so blatant that the only recourse is to suppress it. This is precisely what happens, and once again our young ones are sent on their way confused, defenseless and guilt ridden. Without these clarifications, the country is brought to a perverted state of existence by subsequent abusers. Nearly half of Americans rely on some form of charity as entitled minded receivers and the other half is manipulated through guilt to be givers, fearful of fighting back lest they be accused of possessing no “love.” Once again well-intended individuals and institutions have their messages distorted by real abusers.

Prerequisite #4 – You are Your Brother’s Keeper

Prerequisites 1 through 3 culminate in the “Brother’s Keeper” rule, which because it is not fully explained and developed in its various contexts, opens the door for all manner of unopposed economically and socially destructive legislation. As with charity, it is human nature to desire the well being of others. Helping our brothers and sisters is a deeply held instrument for our own happiness. However, one’s virtue does not grant a license to any otherwise capable individual to lay claim, BY FORCE OF LAW, to the products of another’s labor. Individuals should offer help voluntarily out of no obligation or purpose than to advance their own happiness through the act of giving. This form of caring, not the hubristic, sanctimonious machinations of the political and intellectual elite, is what makes Americans the greatest, most willing benefactors in history. However, the statistics on unfunded liabilities for every entitlement program in the world support those who believe, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” If not corrected, our children and we will live in hell on earth.

Advanced Courseware

At this point in the curriculum, economically abused children graduate beyond the jurisdiction of the well intended. They enter a den where they may still encounter those who are well intended, but they’ll most assuredly cross paths with those who purposefully promote economic and psychological abuse. Like the wolves in sheep’s clothing they are, these abusers audaciously assume the moral high ground as its self-appointed residents.

Advanced Class #5 – Diversity Rules

With reference to prerequisite #2 on pride, it’s pathetically ironic that individual pride is a deadly sin, yet group pride, commands political, economic and social worship. While a person is condemned for having pride in individual achievement, others with zero achievements routinely announce membership in a group to which other achievers belong and lay claim to unearned personal pride and respect. Americans have always embraced diversity brought to the country in the form of religion, art, music, cuisine and other cultural expressions. This new, corrupt form of diversity, seeks to divide the nation based on inherited physical attributes and demographically based claims to wealth distribution. It loathes attempts to unify the nation based on shared values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Young people who don’t go along with this corrupt concept of diversity are the target of the vilest of labels. They are left defenseless and end up supporting political policies that result in more confusion and behavior that contributes to their abuse.

Advanced Class #6– The Temple of Environmentalism

The untaught lesson of environmentalism is that if the REAL Mother Nature spoke directly to her children she’d say, “If you make a small footprint, no one will ever try to fill your shoes.” When you consider that the distance between human ability and the ability of the next most intelligent species is measured in light years, it’s clear that Mother Nature intended for humans to walk boldly and broadly across the Earth and the Universe. She did not intend for the gifts of human life and thought to be drowned in unearned guilt, nor made subservient to species and geological formations for which conceptual awareness and morality are impossible. Responsible environmental stewardship means putting human life FIRST not last. It does not include openly condemning humans as parasites and standing in the way of every form of productive endeavor that strives to relieve human suffering. When a child has a self-image of a parasite, and is thwarted in the use of the very tools nature has provided in order to survive and thrive, abuse is inevitable.

Advanced Class #7 – No Career Day

The abusive aspect of Career Day is its glaring ABSENCE from the curriculum in any meaningful form. It’s time our educational system added a fourth “R,” “Role,” to the standard “Reading,” “wRiting,” and “’Rithmetic” agenda. When students graduate high school or college with oppressive loan debt and still don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, you have economically abused children. EVERY DAY, beginning in grade school, students should be given a glimpse into a different “day in the life of someone engaged in a productive endeavor.” Through Internet enabled classrooms, students can gain near first hand knowledge of the industrial and service oriented structure of society. Exciting, captivating multi-media “day in the life” content can be created and presented by the very institutions for which they’ll someday work. It’s unconscionable, and abusive, that after 12 or 16 years of schooling a young person’s answer to the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up” is “I don’t know.”

Advanced Class #8 – No Economics Training

Like Career Day, this is another part of the economic child abuse curriculum that’s significant by its absence. Given the lack of sound free market economic instruction in our school system, it’s no wonder the Keynesian worshipping elites are steadfastly moving the world toward economic collapse. The absence of widespread training in the ideas of Capitalism is evident in the arrogant campaign ads by Barack Obama, having the audacity to propose a direction for our country that is fundamentally a path towards Socialism. When history chronicles over 100 million deaths in countries whose economies were built on Marxism, and our young people, by a wide margin, are easily persuaded to sweep such a radically left leaning President like Obama into office, economic child abuse has triumphed.

Field Study #9 – Main Stream Media

It’s not a stretch to say our children are heavily exposed to direct Liberal bias from mainstream movies, television and news outlets. This is counter balanced to the extent they’re exposed to Conservative talk radio or happen to be fans of Clint Eastwood, Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels or Andy Garcia. Take for instance the movie Avatar. The villains are a fanatical military leader and a heartless corporate executive recklessly in pursuit of Unobtanium, a mineral valued at $20M a kilo. In the pursuit of such ugly profits, the villains are opposed, and eventually beaten, by 10 foot blue people, who gloriously spend their lives among wild animals engaging in ponytail sex with pterodactyl-like creatures. Mainstream media’s bias towards abusive ideas is well documented. How many classic movies or summer blockbusters can you find where the hero is a profit-seeking CEO with Bruno Magli shoes? OK, Iron Man is one, but it has unscrupulous and maniacal characters representing the military industry.

Field Study #10 – The Occupy Movement

When an artist’s work is complete, the masterpiece is presented to the world. On September 17th of 2011, ironically a day when citizens young and old should know as Constitution Day, the Occupy Movement was launched. A clever photo of the movement titled “Down With Evil Corporations” carried the following caption: “Join us as we organize against corporations, using social networking (by corporations), smartphones (by corporations) serviced by wireless carriers (that are corporations), wearing clothes (made by corporations), capturing it all with cameras (made by corporations), and getting there via cars, buses, bicycles, and shoes (made by corporations). We deserve more from these greedy corporations. Join us afterwards at Starbucks!” It also cleverly labeled the popular cameras, smartphones and clothing brands produced by the evil corporations and possessed by nearly every Occupier. When massive groups of young people assemble worldwide, often with violent intentions, with NO specific goals except to express vague and unjust rage against the very institutions on which their livelihoods’ depend, the world has a front row view of the ART of economic child abuse.

Wrap Up

This article offers readers a perspective on the nature of a problem labeled “the art of economic child abuse.” To those who agree it exists, it should be clear that corrective actions lie in setting the record straight on fundamental ideas such as money, pride, charity and diversity. It also requires creating awareness of sound economic principles for our young people through DAILY career oriented training.

The crushing burden on our children of TRILLIONS of dollars of unfunded liabilities, as well as their guilt-ridden confusion, can be lifted by the ideas found in our Constitution and the works on free enterprise Capitalism. Toward achieving the latter, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46) had the vision and courage to submit H.RES.422 “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the superiority of capitalism as an economic model.”
The two-page bill can be read at this link.

Sadly, the bill has not yet been brought to the House Floor for a vote. Not a single Representative has stepped up and joined Congressman Rohrabacher as a Co-Sponsor and proclaimed to the nation that free enterprise Capitalism is the driving force behind our country’s greatness. If the Constitution is our country’s design, Capitalism is our engine. Parents, schools, the media and religious institutions must set the record straight on money, pride and charity. If they teach and promote the fundamentals of our Constitution and free market Capitalism, the art of economic child abuse can be wiped out.

Author’s Note: Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people that honest profit making is GOOD! He’s spent the last two years promoting the bill mentioned in the article’s “Wrap Up” section. He calls it the “Rohrabacher Rule” in honor of Congressman Rohrabacher whom he admires for having the courage to submit it. By day, Michael works at Morphlabs.com the best cloud computing company in the industry. His website is Kids4biz

Ya Big Shirt!
Sep 27th, 2012 by kids4biz

One of the duties of a parent is that of an arbiter. Children get into a lot of disputes and it’s a parent’s job to teach them how to resolve their differences.

On one occasion, I’d decided to investigate a squabble that was at the source of my headache. “What’s wrong! What’s wrong, I said announcing my presence. The 5-year-old approached me first. “Daddy! Daddy! She called me a SHIRT!”

“A what!” I said. I needed clarification.

“A SHIRT!”

I looked over at the 3-year-old who had an unsure look of guilt.

Then I turned to my son and said, “Go look in your closet and pick out something to call her.”

So he slides the door open, looks, spins and yells, “YOU’RE A BELT!”

Now the 3-year-old is quick, so she fires back with, “PANTS!”

“DAAAAADDDDY!” whines the big brother.

My nodding head directs him back to the closet.

“HAT!”….”JACKET!”…”SHOE!”…The battle ensued from that point on with laughter

I left the future Jerry Springsters, feeling proud of myself.

Back in the bedroom, I found my wife chuckling so I said, “Knock it off, G-String!”

“Ooooooooo,” she said, “Don’t tease me you big hanky.”

I approached her slowly and seductively, “How about I dim the lights, bloomers?”

“OH, BOXER SHORTS!” she squeeled, “I knew I married a REAL man.”

I gotta tell ya, you don’t find romance like this in households without kids. If you did, you probably wouldn’t find any households with kids.

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On Dad’s Watch – Tribute To Bill
Sep 25th, 2012 by kids4biz

About a year ago, the kids lost their grandfather, which sadly is another way of saying my wife lost her dad. He was a courageous man with a courageous wife and children and it was an honor to have known him.

His grandkids were puzzled by his absence, but being only 2 and 4 at the time, they took it in stride. As a matter of fact, they named one of their “Dizzy Dinosaurs” Bill, in his honor. We’ve got a ton of these things, since we visit “Ruby’s Diner” on a regular basis, but Bill is the hands down favorite.

Bill is often the center of attention given that my 5-year-old son is “the human crowd” and single-handedly creates a 50 person cacaphony.”BILL KNOCK IT OFF! BILL, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” We don’t know why he’s so rough on Bill but we think he’s transfering the tirades directed at him to Bill. You know the old saying about *%$# rolling downhill.

One Saturday we were out driving and we heard the following exchange between Bill and my son:

“Blaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

“Oh my God! Bill threw up! Are you sick Bill! Bill you got it all over the blanket!”

My 3-year-old daughter piped in, “Mommy, we have to go home. Bill is sick.”

I looked over at my wife, who was shaking her head with amusement.”At least they still remember him,” she said.

As I continued driving I started my own coversation with Bill and said, “Dad, we’ll make sure they know what a wonderful man you were. Some day they’ll be flying planes, riding motorcycles and raising a fine family just like Grandpa Bill. But I guess until they get a little older, you’re going to be barfing in our back seat for a few more years.”

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Sandcastles
Jun 4th, 2012 by kids4biz

The recent warm weather gave us the opportunity to build a few early sand castles. The problem is, as the kids get older they no longer settle for the inverted bucket architecture. My son wants Disneyland and my daughter wants a condo. Thank goodness interest rates on construction loans are low.

So we trekked down to the beach last weekend and I ceremonially unfolded my chair only to have my backside never hit the seat. Both kids started shouting orders like drill sergeants, one wanting a square fortress, the other round. When my son refined his design by requesting towers at each corner, a big fight ensued as I tried to convince my daughter that a circle had no corners. Being a resourceful engineer, I remodeled her complex as an octogon and negotiated only four towers.

Next came the tunnel system. I managed to construct an impressive labyrinth and even connected the two compounds. Finally, my daughter started waving her hands and arms, jabbering about a bridge. I tried to explain that she had a lot of bridges. They were the walkways over the tunnels. That didn’t fly. She wanted a SUSPENSION BRIDGE! “Like Shrek! Like Shrek!” she kept saying.

“No chance!” I said. “I just rebuilt Mesopotamia for you so be happy with that.” Like she really knew what I was talking about.

Fortunately, a big wave came along and ended the standoff.

Thank goodness Mother Nature knows when to intervene.

Side Note: Congressman Rohrabacher (CA 46) had the vision and courage to submit Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 regarding the “Superiority of Capitalism as an economic model.” Capitalism, by definition a system of voluntary mutually beneficial exchange, is a system characterized by the absence of force and the pervasiveness of persuasion. “The Rohrabacher Rule” can be read at this link. If you support the ideas presented in this bill, please click this link to email ANY Representative, asking them to join Congressman Rohrabacher by Co-Sponsoring this resolution.

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Did You Hear the Owl?
Jun 3rd, 2012 by kids4biz

Some of you may remember a song from the ’70s called “Loving You,” by Minnie Ripperton. The sweet melody and soft chirping combined with Minnie’s stratospheric voice to evoke visions of cherubs and butterflies…well, at least for me.

On one particular Sunday I was awakened by this tranquil song as I stretched and cooed like a baby. My wife offered me a binky. Ten minutes later I was sliding the patio door open, mug in one hand, Sunday paper in the other, getting ready to ease into my favorite deck chair with Minnie still singing in my head.

Just as I was marveling at the great deals at Fry’s Electronics, the 2 year old tossed her plastic steam shovel on to the patio. The 4 year old followed with Muck the truck. The cacophony of plastic on tile at 6:30am didn’t win points with our neighbors. My wife was right behind getting them situated with Cheerios, raisins and a few colorful board books. I resigned myself to sharing the “tranquility.”

Now, the 4 year old was a little perseverative. For those of you who don’t know what that means, the medical definition is “broken record.” Every once in a while he’d repeat something CONTINUOUSLY and FOREVER! On this particular morning he was locked in to, “Sissy, do you hear the owl? Sissy, do you hear the owl?” My daughter dutifully replied each and EVERY time, “Yes.”

There was no owl, but there was one of those birds that sure sound like one and are just as perseverative as my son. Imagine this happening in the background as I’m trying to read. Finally, after 73 stanzas of “Sissy do you hear the owl? Yes.” I snapped back to the real world, got up in his face and said, “Hey buddy boy, she heard the owl! Now stop saying that!”

I sat down, feeling guilty, but he’s a tough little guy so I fought the urge to buy him a pony. Ten seconds later I was shaking my head as only parents do. “Sissy, do you hear the crow? Sissy do you hear the crow?”

Side Note: Congressman Rohrabacher (CA 46) had the vision and courage to submit Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 regarding the “Superiority of Capitalism as an economic model.” Capitalism, by definition a system of voluntary mutually beneficial exchange, is a system characterized by the absence of force and the pervasiveness of persuasion. “The Rohrabacher Rule” can be read at this link. If you support the ideas presented in this bill, please click this link to email ANY Representative, asking them to join Congressman Rohrabacher by Co-Sponsoring this resolution.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter @kids4biz

Are You a “Julia?”
May 6th, 2012 by kids4biz

On a recent Sean Hannity show, Kirsten Powers, using the tactic of personal demonization from the Saul Alinsky playbook, accused Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson of misogyny. For those of you who don’t know, Reverend Peterson runs an organization named BOND, whose mission statement “…stresses the importance of self-reliance, honesty, and helping others through patience.” Note the emphasis on self reliance and lack of emphasis on government funding to reach these noble goals.

Ironically, the somewhat heated exchange between Powers and Peterson occurred in the midst of the Obama campaign’s “The Life of Julia” launch. I won’t lower myself to the methods of a community organizer and call the campaign misogynistic, however I will suggest that any leader who sets the bar for a woman’s life as low as what’s been set for Julia is delivering a powerful blow to the self esteem of women worldwide. To suggest that women must rely on the government throughout their entire lives for education, health care, child care, business ventures and retirement is condescending at best.

What’s even more unconscionable about this campaign is the incessant claims that Romney’s plan to return to free enterprise Capitalism, a system built on freedom of choice and boundless opportunity, is deleterious to women. One only has to look at the condition of the European welfare states, and the behavior of those in the “Occupy” movement to find substantial, real world evidence that Socialism will be as bad for Julia as it is for Europeans and Occupiers .

Speaking of irony, one can’t ignore the fact that all of Julia’s benefits come at the expense of the hated 1%, who typically DON’T have to rely on Obama’s handouts and who have the courage and will to face life’s challenges with dignity.

The Reverend Peterson uses the power of persuasion to uplift women. Obama is using the power of the state to force women to a life of the second-hander.

The unavoidable end-game for Julia is a chronic state of bitterness towards and dependence on those that produce the handouts, which she’s been indoctrinated to think she can’t get on her own.

A key question for women for the next election is, “Are you a Julia?

Side Note: Congressman Rohrabacher (CA 46) had the vision and courage to submit Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 regarding the “Superiority of Capitalism as an economic model.” Capitalism, by definition a system of voluntary mutually beneficial exchange, is a system characterized by the absence of force and the pervasiveness of persuasion. “The Rohrabacher Rule” can be read at this link. If you support the ideas presented in this bill, please click this link to email ANY Representative, asking them to join Congressman Rohrabacher by Co-Sponsoring this resolution.

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