Official First Family Photo – A Critical Look At The Flaws

Official First Family PortraitThe Obama’s first official family portrait was released by the White House recently.
It’s a lovely photo and seems genuine and candid. It’s a commendable representation of the First Family, but I would have expected better from Annie Leibovitz. Then too better may have been in the lot this one was selected from. “What are you talking about Geo?” Read on.

Leibovitz has always been one of my favorite photographers. I’ve been a fan of her work for the past 30 years. I’ve even copied her style a time or two with certain subjects I’ve photographed in the past. Understandably, and to her credit, Leibovitz photographs a lot of celebrities and to portray their persona accurately she’s become adept at the inclusion of props to compliment her end result and bolster the story of the photograph.

But this is the first family here. And the photograph displays some ignored or broken technical basics of photographing people.

For instance, Sasha has a wall mounted picture in the background framing her head. The angle of the entire portrait is too wide allowing well focused background distractions of all sorts to pull the viewer’s eyes all over the place. The placement of the subjects in regards to the intensity of the colors they are wearing halts the viewer’s direction after they get to Sasha. Think of where your eyes went when you first viewed the photo. The bright white shirt of the President catches your eye immediately and from there to the pretty white dress Sasha is wearing. Your eyes take a glance at Michele and Malia because their resplendent  beauty commands it, not because the subdued colors of their clothing pull you in that direction. For sure somewhere between Sasha and the First Lady though, the eyes are apt to take a detour to the white door frames, wall mounted pictures, the gold gilded white ornament and the white fireplace mantle which Leibovitz or an editor should have subtly blurred. Giving the green room that much exposure in the photograph is a distraction within itself. If the photos target story was “The First Family Relaxing In The Green Room” I would be the first to give Leibovitz mad props on having nailed it. But this is not about the Green Room.

And for the skeptics that think I’m just trying to build blog traffic behind this, taking a look at Michelle Obama’s Official First Lady portrait will put that claim to rest. There’s background in that portrait as well, but professionally blurred as to not distract from Michelle. Her stunning black dress, and radiant smile draws your eyes dead center on her, and it’s hard to leave, because there isn’t anything distracting them.  And if your eye is thinking about wandering upward, the royal blue curtain leads you right back down to Ms. Obama by starting wide at the top of the frame and narrowing directly behind her. She’s even framed within the picture by what appears to be  two presidential frames, one on each side of her. Your eyes are skillfully incarcerated on her by the vision of a skillful photographer. In short, Michele jumps out of the photograph at you and remains there. Check it out.

Michelle-Obama First Lady Official Portrait

So what’s my point? It’s this. Our first family is unique and a portrait of our nation, within themselves. Any captured photo or artist rendering of them should be of the high level of standard the family themselves command. No, it’s not just a picture, because, they’re not just a family, they are America’s family and its things I’ve noticed like this that for some reason or another tend to slip under the radar in regards to Obama. It’s as if details are an afterthought.

I think Liebovitz if given the opportunity, should capitalize on a Contingency factor, and give us something better.

As a side note. Am I the only one that thinks the earlier photo that was floating around sometimes after the election with the family in front  of the presidential seal would have been the ideal picture???

Speak on it in the comment section.


HELL The Afterthought

HELLS FIREI was doing my Friday night Blogtalk Radio shows on the topic “Is There Really A Hell?” And after weeks of talking to people on both sides of the coin I came to a conclusion that would make the question irrelevant as well as the existence of Hell itself.


If we all lived our lives righteously and as morally and ethically correct as possible then hell wouldn’t or shouldn’t play into the demise of our souls after our stay on earth is over. And for those of you that don’t or can’t do that, well the possibility of eternal damnation isn’t an option you’re considering anyway.
I don’t believe attending church, synagogue or mosque is a mandate for deliverance into wherever your spirit has mapped out for you, no more than I do subscribing to some minister’s, or Cardinal’s agenda or preaching’s.

And a lady said something to me earlier in the week that would bolster that persuasion. She submitted to me simple and concise “I would rather commit to the path that delivers me from hell and be wrong, than to commit to the path that leads me to hell and be wrong. You see the latter statement is the no win one. Err toward the one that would avoid the possibility of Hell altogether. Live a life or goodwill and the afterlife becomes a non issue, whatever it holds.

The choices can be astounding, especially to the skeptical, and I’m sorry, I’m not about to attempt to sway anyone one way or the other. Saving souls are best left to those that are qualified to do so, if by nothing more than self accreditation.

What I will leave this post with is, do what you feel is the right thing to do, because in the end it’s going to be just you.


IMG_0983Transcripts from a blogtalk radio show’s chatroom  on the question

Hear the audio @ www,

*** (05:54:48):Welcome to the GeoGee  Chat Room.
GeoGee says (05:55:27):
GeoGee says (05:55:50): What do you think is wrong with it?

GeoGee says (06:04:56):
Sarge 57 welcome to the show

Sarge57 says to  (06:07:44):
I think the biggest single problem with the US today is that we have a lying Marxist demagogue as POTUS, backed by a bunch of radical nutcases in Congress whose intent is to subvert the constitution ans change the founding governing principles

Sarge57 says to  (06:07:52):
of this nation

GeoGee says (06:08:01):
Sista be with you all in a min

Sarge57 says to  (06:09:00):
The constitution is a limit, not a grant of authority
SistaSistaSister says to  (06:09:07):

Sarge57 says to  (06:10:34):
The fact that we are arguing over this MASSIVE expansion of govt, for which there is absolutely no constitutional authority, indicates as to how little rwespect there is for the meaning of the constitution

Sarge57 says to  (06:10:54):
thats respect

Sarge57 says to  (06:14:06):
Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)[1], was a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, by a 9-0 vote, declared Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute, the “Racial Integrity Act of 1924”, unconstitutional

Sarge57 says to  (06:14:33):
thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

Sarge57 says to  (06:15:27):
This LA judge has not a prayer if the couple files suit

SistaSistaSister says to  (06:16:29):
Depending on state of origin, you’re able to tell who driving what, by the vehicle..
No, I do not wash my car… I jus vacuum..
No shoesl, no knives….LOL

SistaSistaSister says to  (06:17:18):

GeoGee says (06:20:32):
Thanks for tuning in guys and ladies

Sarge57 says to  (06:25:43):
As long as health care companies are private, we can still sue them.  If the govt takes over, than you have to be given permission to sue

GeoGee says (06:26:09):
And wee

GeoGee says (06:26:22):
And we need to sue them

GeoGee says (06:26:45):
How’s the audio for you all okay/

SistaSistaSister says to  (06:27:19):
Audio is good

GeoGee says (06:27:25):
Thanks Great

Sarge57 says to  (06:27:29):
Fine.  Breach of Contract is a remedy that is avaiable to you.  Not if the G runs it.  You will be stuck with what they give you with no recourse

Sarge57 says to  (06:27:50):
Audio is excellent

GeoGee says (06:28:05):
Thanks Sarge

Sarge57 says to  (06:30:09):
If govt at all levels werent taking 48% of my income, I might find it easier to pay for my OWN health insurance

Sarge57 says to  (06:30:25):

GeoGee says (06:30:59):
I’m with you on that one Sarge

Sarge57 says to  (06:31:45):
Obama’s cap and trade will cost me an additional $3500 in energy costs a year!!!!

Sarge57 says to  (06:32:39):
The Baucus Bill will cost an additional 3000 a year in health insurance costs!!!

GeoGee says (06:32:47):

Sarge57 says to  (06:32:52):

Sarge57 says to  (06:33:37):
I REJECT Obama and their “Reforms”  I would RATHER do NOTHING than tro have this!!!!!

Sarge57 says to  (06:34:38):
The FIRST thing that should be done is to amend the constitution to allow for this

GeoGee says (06:35:14):
That’s true about amending the constitution

2znm says to  (06:35:20):
Gee O Gee, i have mo idea what is wrong with america…but if ou ask me..i owuld say we all have lot our god given minds

GeoGee says (06:35:48):
Welcome to  the room @znm

Sarge57 says to  (06:36:04):
Than, after we have a national consensus (in the form of 3/4 of the state legislatures ratifying an amendment) then we can debate as to what form national health insurance should take

2znm says to  (06:36:08):
hee hee hey GEE

Sarge57 says to  (06:36:51):
The constitution should NOT be amended by a simple majority vote of Congress!!!!
2znm says to  (06:38:23):
we are on the way to socialism

2znm says to  (06:38:36):
i dont know much about the political playing field

2znm says to  (06:38:56):
but i most say things will change whether it is voluntery or not

2znm says to  (06:42:07):
even thorugh everyone oppse the healthcare bill ..something most be put in place for healthcare..a makeshift bill have to be put in put in place until they starighten out another way to take care the iussues that plague this country

2znm says to  (06:42:49): are correct…but with a failing economy ..what esle would you suggest they do

2znm says to  (06:42:59):
in the mean time peole will be dieing

2znm says to  (06:43:54):
mccain wasnt no better

2znm says to  (06:44:05):

2znm says to  (06:44:54):
hee hee@caller

2znm says to  (06:45:06):
the country is already destryed

2znm says to  (06:45:49):
he is a politicain2znm says to  (06:45:55):
what do you think
2znm says to  (06:46:10):

2znm says to  (06:46:41):
he is a leo ..leos lie to get more glory

2znm says to  (06:47:18):
<–i wonder why you guys didnt go off like this when bush was in office
buzztok says to  (06:47:24):
Sounds like Sarge should have worked harder to get McCain/Palin into office

2znm says to  (06:47:37):
yeah..i think so

2znm says to  (06:47:52):
buzztok says to  (06:48:50):
Sarge, great fill in for Alan Keyes

2znm says to  (06:49:15):
but i like his  passion

buzztok says to  (06:49:46):
Passion is ok, but it is displaced passion

2znm says to  (06:50:17):
yeah…the passion american are showing for barack ..should have beene showed to bush and cheney

Sarge57 says to  (06:50:27):
Obama lied about the “Otto Raddutz” story

2znm says to  (06:50:37):
starting with the beginning of this war

buzztok says to  (06:50:58):
Sarge where were you during Iraq war?

2znm says to  (06:51:12):
we would not have never heard of barack if they had known the real truth from tyhe beginning

2znm says to  (06:51:34):
bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction

2znm says to  (06:51:43):
he lied about 911

Sarge57 says to  (06:52:10):
I was anational Guarddsmen called up for the Gulf War in 1991.  I am an 18 month Vietnam combat veteran.  70-71
2znm says to  (06:52:33):
he didnt have to lie as a matte of fact becaseu he did it right in front of yall face and yall stood there and did  nothing

buzztok says to  (06:52:33):
Sarge, what would you have had Obama to do about the financial mess that Bush left the country in?

2znm says to  (06:53:27):
bush and his cronnies ganged raped america …and you did nothing

2znm says to  (06:53:40):
he did it in brood day light

2znm says to  (06:54:01):
and in front of the whole world

Sarge57 says to  (06:54:15):
I would have him do nothing, as Coolidge did, as Harding did, and/or ermove the disincentives, the USELESS environmental regulations, the tax disincentives and all the other impediments to growth that Marxists like Obama love

buzztok says to  (06:54:58):
oh ok, let’s just get the govt out of the way?

2znm says to  (06:54:59): why are you so mad at barack …his white lies has nothing to do with the blantant respect that bush gave the american peole

Sarge57 says to  (06:55:11):
Coolidge and Harding presided over depressions that were over in a year or so.  FDR made it worse by his policies

buzztok says to  (06:56:16):
Sarge, the nerve of Bill Clinton leaving Bush with a surplus.

2znm says to  (06:56:27):
well barack cant pull us out in a year …especailly when all the big companies have moved out the usa  and relocated to another country

Sarge57 says to  (06:56:34):
Obama has QUADRUPLED the debt that Bush piled up.  His proposed spending in absolute numbers exceeds all previous presidents COMBINED

2znm says to  (06:56:39):
hee hee@buzz

2znm says to  (06:57:05):
i dont that@sarge

2znm says to  (06:57:09):

buzztok says to  (06:57:22):
yep, Obama should have just pulled an Ostrich move, and stick his head in the sand.

2znm says to  (06:57:35):
whatever policies that barack putin place will not be put in place till next term

2znm says to  (06:57:54):
it will take another 4 years to get bush policies out of america system

2znm says to  (06:58:02):
thats what peole dont understand

buzztok says to  (06:58:19):
It will take a generation to get bush policies out of the system
buzztok says to  (06:58:33):
Sarge has selective outrage

Sarge57 says to  (06:58:37):
people give presidents too much blame and too much credit for good OR bad economies.  It is NOT their job to be the primary shepard of the economy.  Unlike Ann Dunnes Mao China, we dont have a “Great Helmsman” here

2znm says to  (06:58:48):
yeah i heard that he put some thing in place that would affect the war for a couple of generations to come

2znm says to  (06:58:59):
lol@buzz…. i think so

buzztok says to  (06:59:32):
Sarge if we give Presidents too much blame/credit for economy, why are you blaming President Obama for the economy?

2znm says to  (06:59:44):
no the president is only the figure head thats all

Sarge57 says to  (06:59:53):
Thr free market is composed of billions of voluntary interactions that are dynamic and constantly changing>>> No one individual can POSSIBLY manage that

2znm says to  (06:59:59):
the reall peole who run this country are behind close doors

buzztok says to  (07:00:12):
Sarge, you are arguing against yourself

2znm says to  (07:00:23):
the  president have some power but the real power is in england somewhere

2znm says to  (07:01:07):
the g8, the rothschilds, the illuminati, mason…whatever

Sarge57 says to  (07:01:15):
Presidents can do far more to DAMAGE the economy that to help it…. With High taxation, excessive regulation, and inflationary monetary policy

GeoGee says (07:01:13):
You all have a very engaging debate going on here!

2znm says to  (07:01:21):
they run this country not the president

Sarge57 says to  (07:01:51):
As well as insane govt policy lile the “Community Reinvestment Act”

buzztok says to  (07:02:12):

Sarge, lets just get rid of our Presidential system.  Let’s elect kinks and queens

2znm says to  (07:02:12):
the president cant do nothing wiith out consulting these peosle

GeoGee says (07:02:26):
Sarge you you can hit me up @ I’ll put the show together…..anybody else here interested in coming on hit me  as well

2znm says to  (07:03:00):
i not really in govt i dont know how it works exaclty but i know enough to say ..there is more to this eqation then meets the eye

Sarge57 says to  (07:03:25):
The constitution is a LIMIT not a grant of authority.  If our public officers do not respect the constitution, than what legal apparatus exists to restrain them???

2znm says to  (07:03:57):
the public offiers not respect the constitution

Sarge57 says to  (07:04:17):
We dont have to get rid of the presidency.  Just the usurping marxist that claims to be POTUS

buzztok says to  (07:04:25):
Sarge,  I think you are the perfect advocate for McCain/Palin in 2012

2znm says to  (07:04:34):
this country  is on a decline due to the rampant hate that one one has tried to stop

2znm says to  (07:04:55):
no one

buzztok says to  (07:05:05):
Sarge, yep, that Marxist just usurped the American justice system, and got elected by the American people

Sarge57 says to  (07:05:06):
FORCE HIM TO PROVE THAT HE IS constitutionally qualified, or throw him the hell out!!!!

2znm says to  (07:05:07):
race tensions are high

2znm says to  (07:05:31):
finaincal tensions are high

Sarge57 says to  (07:05:42):
He lied and was shielded by the main stream media

2znm says to  (07:05:58):
i heard the last of the muti million dollar business moved out last year

buzztok says to  (07:05:58):Sarge, not sure where you get this rage, but you seem pretty angry.

2znm says to  (07:06:09):
only walmart remains here in the usa

Sarge57 says to  (07:06:09):
People actually believed that he was a left of center “moderate”

2znm says to  (07:06:30):
poel needs jobs

2znm says to  (07:06:46):
obama cannot stop  these company from moving

2znm says to  (07:07:13):
their is a intention to destroy america so that their will be a nwo

Sarge57 says to  (07:07:36):
He is a radical, surreounded by radicals and I can objectively show that.  I cite Holdren, Sunstein, Van Jones, Anne Dunne, Mark Lloyd, Etc, Etc, Etc

2znm says to  (07:07:42):
no one country will be bigger tehn the next ..only a choosen few will run this world

buzztok says to  (07:07:46):
Sarge, why do you care what Obama’s political base is?

buzztok says to  (07:08:12):
Alan Grayson on Bill Maher right now, yes!

2znm says to  (07:08:22):
america will be broken and there is nothing you can do about it

2znm says to  (07:08:41):
mccain or barack ..this country is going down

Sarge57 says to  (07:09:11):
I am angry has hell that a usurping marxist demagogue has seized the WH W/O constitutional authority, and it is deemed improper of us to say so

2znm says to  (07:09:31):
your priorities are wrong

2znm says to  (07:09:48):
obama is not your issues

Sarge57 says to  (07:09:53):
Obama’s epistemology is alien to the governing traditions of this nation

2znm says to  (07:10:06):
like the speaker just said…the diease is us

2znm says to  (07:10:30):
we are fugging opurselves

Sarge57 says to  (07:10:55):
He thinks a winning election and a Congressional majority entitles him ti fundamentally remake this nation without constitutional amendment

2znm says to  (07:11:05):

buzztok says to  (07:11:09):
Sarge, you have a hatred for the President, that is abnormal at best.  There is a little girl without a father that died in Iraq war that could have used your outrage.  It might have made a difference.

Sarge57 says to  (07:11:28):
This debate is NOT about me.  It is about this usurper

2znm says to  (07:11:48):
i voted for barack becaseu he had a bigger heart then mccain..becaseu i knew either way this country is abou to be crap

Sarge57 says to  (07:12:23):
If you think that I have issues, Read his book that was ghost written by Ayres, Dreams from my Father

Sarge57 says to  (07:13:30):
I have.  I own the book.  It is CHOCK-a-BLOCK full of racial neuroses.  It reads like a dime store edition of “Mein Kampf.”

buzztok says to  (07:13:41):
Sarge, I think you mean Ayers, but that was a hoax

buzztok says to  (07:14:05):
are you saying that Obama is like Hitler?

says to  (07:14:13):
2znm says to  (07:15:13):
well i have heard that they have concentration camps and c500,000 caskets

2znm says to  (07:15:30):
and no one knows why they are being made for

Sarge57 says to  (07:15:41):
I differ with your depiction of my disdain for Obama as “hatred”  I prefer the sort of loathing that one has for a coiled rattler in your living room, but I wont quibble overmuch.  He is far deadlier than ANY rattler.  Just ask an unwanted unborn

2znm says to  (07:15:43):

2znm says to  (07:16:05):
but that all started in the bush regime
2znm says to  (07:16:24):
but whatever it is will be carried out under obma

2znm says to  (07:16:56):
yeh i agree @sarge

Sarge57 says to  (07:17:26):
His abortion policies would not be out of place in the 3rd Reich, specifically the Tiergartensrasse Vier (T-4) Acktion-4 Program

2znm says to  (07:17:46):
he has given the abortion clinic to come in our commuinty  and start mass genocide

2znm says to  (07:18:14):
actually it aleady strted

buzztok says to  (07:18:17):
Sarge, you are right, Hitler would have loved to have a black man among his ranks.  –  not

2znm says to  (07:18:25):
but they are about to go in double time

Sarge57 says to  (07:22:05):
I am currently reading a book Black Nazis by Veronica Clark.  Several (168) African German citizens were given permission to join the Whermacht an fought on the Eastern Fron.  One named Werner Egioume detailed his experiences in a German historical study

2znm says to  (07:22:45):
what i dont like is the gay movement

2znm says to  (07:23:01):
i dont know if i should be threatherned or not

2znm says to  (07:23:10):
they are trying to put that in the schools

2znm says to  (07:24:05):
no..we are going to have to burn washington  dc down

2znm says to  (07:24:15):
and start all over again

buzztok says to  (07:24:18):
oh ok, great! You should have said that in the first place!   Obama is Hitler.

2znm says to  (07:24:48):

Sarge57 says to  (07:24:56):
Another was a former French Legionaire named Louis Joachim Eugene and Norbert Desiree who were also enlisted after the Fall of France and also fought on the Eastern Front.  I am looking at photos of them in the book.  They received the Iron Cross, second c

2znm says to  (07:24:58):

2znm says to  (07:25:37):
well was nice chit chatting with you guys..ill see yall aorund

Sarge57 says to  (07:25:57):
But that has nothiong to do with Obama.  He has fascist instincts.  Nazis ans fascists are just right wing communists

buzztok says to  (07:25:58):
ok c ya Z. take care

buzztok says to  (07:27:21):
Is Obama a Nazi, Communist, Socialist, or Fascist?  Which one?

GeoGee says (07:27:35):
Inside five minutes. I want to thank you all for your unbridled and passionate contributions to tonight’s show. Remember to hit the second icon from the right at the top of the page to copy and paste the transscript of the conversations else where

GeoGee says (07:27:59):
Continue to come back  Thanks a bunch

Sarge57 says to  (07:28:34):
Obama is a Marxist, who is willing to use facist methods as an intermediate tactic for socialization of the country.

Sarge57 says to  (07:30:24):
He is not a communist, because there is no evidence that he belonged to the Communist Party.  His belief system is marxist.  He has belonged to allied organizations, though

Sarge57 says to  (07:30:57):
Specifically the New Party in Illinois, a CP front group

GeoGee says (07:32:00):
Sarge the show is go…I’ll be in touch to set it all up

Sarge57 says to  (07:32:12):
If you would spend 6 years studying Obama has I have, you would find this out too

buzztok says to  (07:32:59):

Sarge,  you have an awful lot of time on your hand

Sarge57 says to GeoGee (private) (07:33:02):
my email is

Sarge57 says to  (07:33:26):

I am a retired Illinois State Policeman

GeoGee says to Sarge57 (private) (07:33:35):
Thanks will do I’m @

Sarge57 says to  (07:34:25):
I am doing all that I can to fill in the gaps that the main stream media didnt want you to know about him

Sarge57 says to  (07:35:15):
They WILL NOT tell the truth about him because they want his leftist agenda to succeed

Sarge57 says to  (07:35:39):

That will mean the end of American exceptionalism

Sarge57 says to  (07:49:21):
Unlike the pedestrian, Hallmark greeting card teleprompter delivered tautology of Obama, keyes is genuinely eloquent, like the founding fathers

Sarge57 says to  (07:49:59):
He deliver his speeches WITHOUT NOTES!!!!

buzztok says to  (07:50:12):
President Obama is the President.  You should have had your politiical comarades to come out and vote on 11.4.08 so that your choice would be in the White house.

Sarge57 says to  (07:51:01):
He may not be the greatest politician, but he has the finest mind for governance that I have ever seen

Sarge57 says to  (07:51:58):
Obama winning the election is no mandate for altering the constitutional form of that government,  no matter how much he thinks so.

Sarge57 says to  (07:53:21):
He is getting push back from within his OWN party.  If the RATS hung together, the GOP could not block ONE VOTE for what he wants to do

Sarge57 says to  (07:53:58):
They know they will be booted from office if they vote with him in 2010

buzztok says to  (07:55:03):
Sarge, I think you are way out there, but thank you for your conversation.

buzztok says to  (07:56:00):
time for me to hit the sack

Is Political Correctness Veiled Censorship?

IMG_1432The term implies taking a left turn from the right of free speech. It demands discipline in extreme cases to say the least. Saying what  you are supposed to say as opposed to saying what  you feel. One should act in a preconceived manner not necessarily conducive to their preferable state of being.

Political Correct is phrase that began as a buzzword or sorts in political arenas in the early 80s has manifest itself into a speech etiquette and policy control mechanism of sorts over the past decade. To be Political Correct in speech is to censor ones statements or policies suitable for the  acceptance of those they are targeted at.

Has the acceptance of Political Correctness as an etiquette speech governor been responsible for some of America’s biggest issues from simply receiving the press and spotlight it receives. On another level has political correctness been responsible for stagnated careers, broken marriages, misconceptions of individuals real convictions? The question that arises from the womb of political correctness is if one can’t truly take a position on their convictions how are they to get them recognized?

What say you? Is Political Correctness an incarcerating oppressive attitude that has been unwittingly adopted at the expense of freedom of speech

A definition from wikopedia defines Political Correct in this manner

A powerful form of censorship.

Political correctness (noun) and politically correct (adjective) (PC) are the terms applied to language, ideas, policies, and behavior meant to enforce ideologic conformity to an orthodox authority. The usages are principally pejorative — ridiculing the “unquestionable authority” of the orthodoxy and the authority figure. The adjectival term politically incorrect denotes language and ideas, unconstrained by orthodoxy, that might offend the orthodox PC folk. The usage controversy lies in the implicitly negative connotation of political correctness, while politically incorrect implicitly connotes a positive self-description,

The concept “politically correct” has changed our whole system of communication. Even the slightest implication of an adverse comment is now deplored. Consequently: I am not fat, I am spatially challenged. My wife, Beverly, is not short, she is vertically challenged. We no longer have chairmen, anchormen, etc. We use chair, anchor, etc. instead.
Now, to be fair, much of this change is not only fair, but necessary. Why should a woman who heads a department at a university have to be called “chairman?” And those who are overweight have the right to feel that in our society where “you can’t be too rich or too thin” to be called “fat” is perjorative. But there are limits.

Check this, and I’m sure that of many successful people in the secured lending industry, has always been “take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself seriously.” Life is too short to worry about image. And if you can’t kid or be kidded by friends, you may miss the opportunity for valuable closeness.

Paul Nader. “using humor in a politically correct world. In Secured Lender may.june97, issue 3
Similarly agonized cries also emanate from the United States. “The production, packaging and distribution of the term Political Correctness,” writes Stanley Fish, a Duke University English prof and liberal ideologue, “is the most stunning success of neo-conservatives in the recent culture wars.” New York Times editorial writer Brent Staples whines: “The charge of Political Correctness seeks to reduce all differences of opinion to a contest between a rigidly defined liberalism and a rigidly defined conservatism, with the conservative side laying exclusive claim to all that is good and true.”

I’ve solicted some examples of political correct terms relative to men. What’s some of your favorites, or most annoying?

Top 10 Politically Correct Statements About Men (with 1 total ratings)

10) He does not have a beer gut; he has developed a


9) He is not quiet; he is a


8) He does not get lost all the time; he


7) He is not balding; he is in


6) He does not get falling-down drunk; he becomes


5) He is not short; he is


4) He does not constantly talk about cars; he has a


3) He does not eat like a pig; he suffers from


2) He is not a bad dancer with no rhythm; he is


1) He is not afraid of commitment; he is




We live in a fast paced rapid fire society. Pay now, send now, overnight delivery, express, instant, prepackaged and ready for consumption. This has somehow infiltrated our expectations towards our relationships.

Seemingly a large percentage of us want happiness prepackaged to order with minimum effort from ourselves to achieve the fulfillment we so long for.

The reality of it is relationships and the ingredients they contain are not microwavable for instantaneous consumption. UPS can’t deliver that one overnight, and there is no express mode of transportation that will deliver you directly to the rewards of a sustained relationship.

You have to be committed to put in the work , investment, and time. It starts with a solid foundation of commitment cemented firmly with friendship, trust, respect, compromise, and unselfishness. It’s constructed heartbeat by heartbeat, episode by episode and not to any romance author’s blueprint.

Many of us bounce from relationship to relationship because it doesn’t come ready made. While there are individuals with extreme character flaws and discrepancies that are not conducive to a healthy relationship, and it is beneficial to one to recognize this type at an early stage, there are many more where simple difference of thought, opinion, means to and end, have been misdiagnosed as such and cast away because of mere reluctance to invest the time to understand the intentions of the being.

Love is not as ready made as we would like it to be. Think investment for sustainability. Think no deposit, no return, and you get the message in this note.