Enough! Close the Border – Today

Enough!

Enough of invaders from Mexico and points south crashing our borders and overburdening our immigration system.

Enough of asking Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for help in enforcing our immigration laws and stemming the flow of illegals heading to Norteamérica.

Enough of indifferent, lackadaisical Democrats and Republicans refusing to do their jobs and protect our borders but then block the president’s efforts when he tries doing his.

Enough of presidential threats to close the border sometime in the future if the flow of illegals rushing north doesn’t stop soon.

Enough of the immigration madness mess. Here’s a simple 3-point plan to help force immediate action on our southern border.

Close the border – NOW!

Closing the border will get the immediate attention of everyone involved and stress the seriousness of the situation.

Undoubtedly it will cause short term economic pain and incessant whining from different quarters, but that temporary pain and inconvenience will be nothing compared to the long term costs and consequences of housing, supporting, educating and policing hundreds of thousands of people here illegally.

Keep the border closed until…

…Congress works out a feasible, pragmatic immigration solution.  Congress grumbles about what the president is proposing and insists immigration policy is their responsibility, so let them take responsibility (for a change) and craft an immigration plan that puts America and its taxpayers first.

If Congress wants open borders, then let them craft a bill saying that and face the voters in 2020.

Petition the Supreme Court for certiorari before judgment

Certiorari before judgment permits the Supreme Court to expedite a case by accepting the case for review before an appellate court has decided it. Our immigration emergency is serious enough to qualify for immediate review by the Supreme Court rather than taking months to weave its way through the legal slalom course of lower courts.

Let federal judges in Hawaii and Washington state who have thwarted Trump’s attempts to address the border emergency issue defend their legal reasoning, and cite legal precedents justifying how un-elected judges forcibly stymied efforts by previous presidents attempting to deal with illegal immigration.

Isn’t it odd that Congress has appropriated millions of dollars in border protection over the years for countries all over the globe, but is unwilling to draft legislation now to defend a porous border in its own homeland?

It’s enough to make you wonder if the drug cartels aren’t the only ones making money off America’s lax immigration security.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: thegatewaypundit.com, newsmax.com

Photo source: zimbio.com, endofwesternciv.blogspot.com, spectator.org

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

March Madness and Mueller Hysteria

Last week millions enjoyed wall to wall basketball for four days but Sunday afternoon brought an extra bonus for political junkies.

The icing on the March Madness cake was topped Sunday afternoon with this cherry of just desserts: a stake in the heart of the Democrats’ deluded illusion of Russian collusion.

For those who follow the news, the ending of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 675-day, $25 million-plus investigation shall forever be known as “Mueller’s March Madness.”

Mueller’s diary of supposed Trump collusion and obstruction findings was revised to an Attention Deficit Disorder-friendly four-page summary by Attorney General William Barr and emphasized what people who never watch CNN or MSNBC have known all along – there is no there there.

Shocked and stunned Democrats, the media mongrels that have fed this impeachment pablum to their duped audiences, and Hollyweird elitists who fantasized about playing a starring role in the made for TV movie about Trump’s removal from office, are suddenly left with nothing more than blubbery tears and impeachment fantasies.

Bette Midler was “sick at heart” with an “uncontrollable rage.” Cher remained in denial about Trump’s crime, corruption and ties to Russia.  Actor Sean Astin mocked Mueller for his seeming inability “to indict a ham sandwich.”

How unhinged was Hollyweird’s reaction to the news? Rosie O’Donnell was reconsidering her earlier promise of getting a Mueller tattoo and Chelsea Handler confessed “my sexual attraction to him (Mueller) is in peril.”

No doubt Mueller is losing sleep at this news.

Media pundits suffered, too. Rachel Maddow interrupted her vacation to cry on air.  Chris Matthews was livid.  Bill Maher doubled down on Trump being a traitor and “a whiny bitch.”

CNN’s Chris Cillizza argued Mueller’s milestone “is the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end.”

This seems appropriate since liberals are already chasing their ridiculous impeachment tale in circles – like the mongrels they are.

But guess what? Democrat dyspepsia is about to get worse and here’s why: Trump now holds all the cards.

The president can declassify the FISA documents. He can go public with all the documents the Justice Department and FBI refused to release.

He can and should ignore congressional subpoenas and requests for testimony and documents already investigated by Mueller.

In short, he can now go on offense against all the swamp creatures that have hounded and persecuted him, his staff and his family members the past two years.

The hunted is now the hunter. There is nowhere those attempting a coup of a duly elected president can hide.

Trump knows it. His supporters know it.

Soon Deep State players like John Brennan and James Comey will know it too.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

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Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

The S.S. Democrat is Sinking

Mark the week of March 4 on your calendars as the day the Democrat party hit a political iceberg – a titanic one.

First, bartender turned socialist broken record Alexandria Or Else Communista continued her dogged opposition to cow farts and the banning of airplanes outlined in her climate change fantasy New Green Deal.

More recently “The Boss” tagged Ronald Reagan as a racist “screwing over working class Americans,” said Americans without jobs are left to die, and just today accused the CEO of Wells-Fargo of financing human rights abuses and environmental disasters.

Next, Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, the Somali-American that moved to Minneapolis’ Little Mogadishu district as a teenager, continued to inadvertently stump for President Trump and Republicans recapturing the House with anti-Semitic slurs that would make Nazis dead and alive proud.

Her comment last week that Jews supporting Israel have dual allegiance was met with immediate expulsion from the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee and unanimous censor by her fellow Democrats.

Just kidding.

Actually San Fran Nan and the Democrat leadership folded faster than a circus tent in a F-5 tornado.

Not only was Omar not mentioned by name in the bill her hateful words forced the Dems to write, she was allowed to help write the legislation condemning hate in all its hateful forms.

In short, H. Res 183 “Encourages all public officials to confront the reality of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other forms of bigotry, as well as historical struggles against them.”

It’s doubtful that this scatter gun condemnation of hate will comfort nervous Jewish constituents since it was their allegiance and theirs alone she questioned.

The bill also warns the following forms of hate will not be tolerated:

“Whereas white supremacists in the United States have exploited and continue to exploit bigotry and weaponize hate for political gain, targeting traditionally persecuted peoples, including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and others with verbal attacks, incitement, and violence.”

Whew – that’ll certainly come in handy when those bigoted Southern Baptists clinging to their guns and Bibles spread their intolerance and hate during an anti-Islamic jihad call to prayer in Everytown, USA.

Or when fascist Christian bakers refuse to cater a LGBTQ wedding between a visual and hearing challenged one-legged transgender ex-nun marrying zir’s German Shepherd-Shih Tzu mix.

With Democrat firebrands like Omar and Occasionally-Cognizant spewing such sophistry, #Trump 2020 is all but guaranteed.

Photo sources: Ocean Liners Magazine, New York Post

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

A New Low – Dems Support Infanticide

Just when you think Democrats can’t stoop any lower, their amorality and dearth of common decency drags them further down the cesspool of moral depravity.

 

On February 25, only 53 United States senators voted for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

In essence the bill said, any doctor or healthcare practitioner present at the time of birth “must exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

A vote of 60 senators was required to pass what just a few years ago would have been a commonsense piece of legislation.

Last week only three Democrats supported the bill and 44 opposed it – including all the party’s 2020 presidential candidates.  Not a single Republican senator opposed the bill sponsored by Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse.

Apparently the Dems’ recent obsession with ‘Medicare for All‘ applies to everyone except newborns who miraculously survive attempts to snuff out their lives.

In the eyes of those Democrats’ who voted against Sasse’s bill, babies not only have no right to Medicare for All, they also don’t deserve to live.

Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”

If God had plans for a baby before it was born but a mother decides for whatever reason the baby is no longer wanted (after carrying it to term the previous nine months), what does that do to God’s plan for that child?

Why do Democrats lobby constantly for the rights of those here illegally, both children and adults, but don’t give a whit for the lives of helpless American infants surviving late term abortion?

Is there any reason why Planned Parenthood and the Democrat Party would oppose saving the life of infants whom have survived abortion, other than the money earned from harvesting their body parts?

Has one of our country’s two major parties sunk so low that not only does it advocate aborting babies born alive in the name of womens’ rights, but they support the harvesting of infant body parts in the name of blood profit?

Matthew 19:14 says, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (ESV)

When God authored His magnificent plan of salvation, he intentionally saw that mankind’s hope and salvation took the form of a helpless, needy human infant.

An infant not unlike those born today – when they’re allowed to live. 

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Photo sources: pixabay.com, makingitinthefastlane.blogspot.com, NRL News Today

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

 

The 2019 Dentin Awards

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Feb 2, and you know what that means?

It means television viewers will soon be subjected to four hours of narcissistic preening, posing and posturing when Hollywood celebrates itself and lectures viewers about the latest topic du jour trending on social media.

This coming Sunday, February 24th marks the 90th anniversary of The Oscars, the annual ceremony recognizing two-legged chameleons pretending to be anyone but themselves. This annual pretentious rite of professional pretenders is also known as The Academy Awards for big screen purists.

To tell the tooth, we at the Dental Insurance Store prefer to leave the narcissism to the parade of posers while we focus on The Dentin Awards, the only awards show recognizing dental-themed movies and television shows that contribute to oral awareness.

This year’s Dentin Awards was a tasty affair held at a local Golden Corral because their salad bar is superb, and their senior discount meant two could eat for under $20 – if the ceremony was held on a Friday afternoon before 4 o’clock.

Without further ado, here are this year’s winners and their categories:

Best Television Show Involving a Dentist on a Boat 

In this Drew Carey episode Lewis Kiniski (Ryan Stiles) learns the importance of using a certified dentist rather than a certifiable one and illustrates the importance of possessing legitimate dental coverage.

Best Animated Movie with a Dental Reference 

In Shrek 2 Shrek and Donkey scam their way into the Fairy Godmother’s office by impersonating union representatives who are shocked to learn that the Fairy Godmother doesn’t offer dental coverage for her employees.

Best Television Variety Show with a Drunk Dentist Impersonator

In this hilarious scene from The Dean Martin Show, comedian Foster Brooks plays a dentist and amuses Dean with his experiences dealing with patients.

Best Oral Exam Involving a Monkey Playing a Dentist 

This oral exam is funnier than a barrel of monkeys when this curious “dentist” makes small talk with his patient during a comprehensive oral exam.

Thanks for reading, and for more dental-themed TV and movie clips visit our Pinterest and LinkedIn pages.  If bright lights and cameras aren’t your thing, you can still work your smile on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo source: iamsplogy.com 

Copyright 2019, Bloom Insurance Agency, LLC©

Are Democrats On the Take, On the Border?

Border patrols agents recommend it.  Ranchers and law enforcement officials in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas want it.  The president promised it and a majority of Americans support it.

So why now are all Democrats and some squishy Republicans adamant in their opposition to a wall on our southern border?

Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Nancy Pelosi

The easy answer is Democrats need new voters to replace the moderate Dems and independents they have lost with their wacky policies.

Conversely, Republicans want low-skilled workers to satisfy their corporate lobbyists who want to increase profits by paying lower wages to their employees.

Could there be another reason though, for politicians’ unwillingness to yield on their refusal to provide a border wall that would inarguably cut down on crime, drug running, human trafficking, child molestations and exploding welfare rolls?

In May, 2016 Nancy Pelosi, a former Speaker of the House at the time and current Speaker, visited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto along with Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, Democrat Representative Henry Cuellar, and other congress critters.

Of the 11 elected officials on the trip, two were Republicans and nine were Democrats.  The two Republicans taken for a ride south of the border provided Pelosi cover to tell the media it was a bipartisan group of lawmakers involved.

The nine Democrats participating in the junket to Mexico were from border states California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.  The two Republicans represented districts over a thousand miles from Mexico but no doubt enjoyed their time in the sun toasting each other’s bipartisanship.

The purpose of the trip? According to the Rio Grande Guardian, Pelosi claimed the purpose was to “express our respect for the people of Mexico and the country of Mexico; to acknowledge our shared border and our shared values and to learn more about how we can work together for the bright future for not only our two countries but for our hemisphere.”

Uh, huh.  Here’s another reason: What about a substantial bribe of drug cartel money to buy Democrat opposition to a wall and to keep the drugs and illegal immigration flowing faster than the Rio Grande after a flash flood.

Fact: Alex Cifuentes, reportedly a close associate of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for years, told a New York City courtroom in 2016 that he had told authorities that El Chapo had offered President Nieto a $100 million bribe in 2016 – the same year Pelosi and her posse came calling.

Today Guzmán was found guilty on all counts by a Brooklyn jury. He faces a lifetime sentence behind bars and will be sentenced June 25.

Fact: Just a few years ago Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer agreed our southern border needed a wall. Now most Dems argue that such a wall is not only unnecessary, but some like Pelosi claim a border wall is “immoral.”

Why the about-face?

Are we safer now? Are there less drugs flowing into the country? Are there fewer criminal illegals crossing our border? Are there fewer crimes committed by illegals? Has the gang problem with groups like MS-13 been eradicated?

Fact: Former Democrat and current Trump supporter Jeffrey Peterson has been very clear why he believes Democrats oppose building the border wall – because they are being paid by the Mexican drug cartels.

Peterson told the The Gateway Pundit last month that the only way President Trump will ever get his border wall is by declaring a national emergency because the Democrat party has been bought and paid for by Mexican drug cartels.

If this theory sounds wackier than an Alexandria Ocrazio-Commie economic blueprint, consider this:

Democrats oppose Trump’s plans for a border wall, they oppose Border Patrol recommendations asking for a wall, they oppose law enforcement enforcing existing immigration law, they oppose ICE operating in sanctuary cities and they even oppose the very existence of ICE as part of our Homeland Security strategy.

Everything the Democrats support benefits Mexico, Central America and the drug cartels.  Democrat inaction on the border also allows human trafficking and sexual slavery to continue, all while the Democrats incessantly promote illegals’ rights over those of American citizens.

If not bribes by the Mexican cartels to ignore the crisis on the border, why else do Democrats continue to blatantly defy the will of the American people?

Why else do they ignore commonsense solutions to protect the national interest at their own political peril unless their party has been paid to look the other way?

Nothing else makes sense, and you can bet Democrats’ refusal to #BuildTheWall is making Nancy Pelosi and her border hombres mucho dinero.

Sources: thegatewaypundit.com, bigleaguepolitics.com, riograndeguardian.com, theguardian.com

Photo sources: State Department Watch, Media Circus, Twitter

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

End of Government Shutdown Near?

 

This just in to our news desk: Federal employees affected by the longest government shutdown in history may soon be going back to work.

Sources close to secret discussions between Republicans, Democrats and President Donald Trump say an agreement may be near at hand.

The parties are reportedly close to reaching an agreement on the president’s request for $5.7 billion to construct a border wall.  Surprisingly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to the president’s request on just two conditions:

1) President Trump will give New York frosh Democrat Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an ambassadorial appointment – preferably somewhere far away from the 116th Congress. Pelosi herself is reportedly suggesting Nepal or central Cambodia.

2) President Trump will use his extensive business connections to persuade Burger King to name Rep Rashida Tlaib, the freshman Democrat from Michigan, as their national spokesperson for their Bacon King burger.

Tlaib has also been mentioned as a possible spokesperson for Purina dog food and Holy Land tour guide groups.

Her new job would require frequent travel to different continents and days on location in exotic venues like Aleppo, Syria;  Tripoli, Libya and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Sources noted that Speaker Pelosi approached the president via back channels, surprising Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer whose office was not consulted on the new development. 

A Schumer spokesperson confessed the New York senator was initially “miffed” at not being consulted, but agreed that Pelosi’s actions were understandable considering Representatives Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib were “special” elected officials with wide ranging talents.

Pelosi just had this to say through her spokesperson: 

“We feel it would be selfish to deny these two gifted females the unique opportunities available to them.  We wish them the best of success in their new ventures, and hope they will bring the same initiative and vision to their new responsibilities as they did during their short time in the 116th Congress.”

 

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Sources: Washington Post, The Guardian

Photo sources: Movement for a People’s Party, Daily Caller

 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

 

House Dems Need Clown Car

The Democrats of the 116th Congress were sworn into office January 3, and the only thing missing from the spectacle was a clown car and laugh track.

Based on their heralded diversity and socialism proclivities, we knew the special day would be ripe with bombast and bonhomie, but truth be told, their unhinged zealotry exceeded our expectations.

AN OATH FOR AN OAF
Arizona Democrat frosh Kyrsten Sinema chose to swear an oath to the Constitution on a law book rather than the Holy Bible.

Kyrsten Sinema – Arizona

Sinema is the only congressional lawmaker who claims no religious affiliation.  Spokesman John LaBombard claimed her choice to refrain from using a Bible to take her oath of office was just business as usual for the newly-minted senator that once called Arizonans “crazy.”

She is also one of only two senators with LGBTQ sexual orientation.  Conceivably this could give Sinema some advantage when the so-called moderate straddles the fence on important issues facing our country.

IMPROVE BORDER SECURITY – EXPAND ABORTION!
Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats wasted no time their first day addressing an immediate solution to the government shutdown over President Trump’s request for a border wall. Their recommendation?

Expand abortion access worldwide by lifting the ban on non-governmental groups from providing and promoting abortions worldwide.

Nancy “A Wall is Immoral” Pelosi

One would think building a wall to improve border security would be easier and more humane, but apparently Democrats believe sucking the life from babies in the womb is less immoral than building a physical structure protecting America’s borders.

PROFANE – NOT COLORFUL

Tart-tongued Michigan frosh Rep Rashida Tlaib, one of two Muslim women sworn in last week, illustrated her inclusivity and warmth when she told a group of supporters, “We’re going to impeach the motherf&*%#$.

Rashida Tlaib – Michigan

This is what she reportedly told her son what Democrats were going to do to the president once his Mama was sworn in.

Who could forgive her son’s confusion if one day he’s elected as an officer to the Student Council and yells similar epithets at the school principal swearing him in.

SPEAKING OF COLORFUL…

Freshman Virginia Representative Jennifer Wexton thought it would be nice to show her true colors and demonstrate solidarity with the transgender community by flying the transgender pride flag outside her Congressional office.

Wexton isn’t transgender, but she has a niece who is and one of her hall mates is Danica Roem, the nations’s first openly transgender person to serve in any U.S. state legislature. 

Jennifer Wexton – Virginia

The transgender flag consists of five horizontal stripes: two blue, two pink, and one white.  What flag did Wexton’s transgender flag replace?  The black and white POW/MIA flag honoring veterans who were – or are – missing in action.

Swapping a decades-old flag commemorating America’s veterans in the People’s House with a flag honoring people confused as to which bathroom to use seems misguided at best and insulting at worst.

Not to mention Wexton has an estimated 60,000 former military members working civilian jobs in her congressional district, and an untold number of active duty military. 

Time will tell how voters react to Wexton’s change of colors, but the anecdotes above are just four examples of alt-left Democrats showing their mistaken priorities. And that was just their first day!

Sources: dailycaller.com, breitbart.com, freep.com, thebullelephant.com

Photo sources: AZCentral.com, YouTube.com, The Bull Elephant

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Stille Nacht, Hellige Nacht

Christmas Eve 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the world’s most beloved Christmas carol, Silent Night.

Coincidentally, this coming Sunday marks the 164th anniversary of the song’s composer unsuccessful attempt at confirming authorship of Silent Night’s melody.

Over the years there have been lots of stories about the song’s debut, ranging from a church organ in disrepair requiring a musical arrangement for a guitar, to the song being sung only once by its two creators and then discarded.

Like the song itself, the beauty of the true story of Silent Night, or Stille Nacht, Hellige Nacht in the original German, is the simplicity of the song’s heritage.

BACK STORY A young German priest named Joseph Mohr wrote the poem in 1816 that later became the lyrics to the song. 

On Christmas Eve day in 1818 Mohr presented his poem to his musician friend Franz Gruber and asked if he could create a melody and guitar accompaniment that could be sung at Midnight Mass in Obendorf, Austria.

That night Gruber and Mohr, accompanied by the St. Nicholas Church choir, sang the song for the first time. 

St. Nicholas Chapel – Obendorf, Austria

The original composition contained six stanzas compared to the three in the contemporary version and the original lyrics also were slightly different than what is usually sung today.

How did a hastily arranged composition intended for a single Christmas Eve service come to be translated into hundreds of languages and become the world’s best known Christmas carol?

You might say it was a Christmas miracle.

THE DISPERSION OF SILENT NIGHT An Austrian organ builder and repairman named Karl Mauracher traveled frequently to Obendorf over the years to repair the organ at St. Nicholas.

One visit after the debut of Silent Night Mauracher obtained a copy of the composition and shared it with the Strassers and the Rainer Family, two families of traveling folk singers based in his home area of the Ziller Valley. (Think the Von Trapp family immortalized in The Sound of Music but a century earlier.) 

The Strassers reportedly changed some of Franz Gruber’s original notes into the version we know today at a concert in Leipzig, Austria in 1832.  Around that same time the Rainer Family sang the carol before an audience which included Emperor Franz I (Leader of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) and Tsar Alexander I (Russian emperor from 1801-1825).

The beloved Christmas carol was first sung in America by the Rainer Family outside Trinity Church in New York City in 1839.

A decade later the song was famous throughout Europe but its origins were not.  Father Joseph Mohr died penniless in 1848 after donating his meager earnings as a priest to child education and elder care in Wagrain, Austria.

Silent night, Holy night,

All is calm, All is bright… 

THE MYSTERY OF SILENT NIGHT During his lifetime Franz Gruber produced numerous orchestral arrangements of the classic, but when public speculation arose as to the popular song’s composer (Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven were the most popular guesses), Franz Gruber wrote to authorities in Berlin on December 30, 1854 asserting he was the real composer.

Gruber went to his grave in 1863 unacknowledged as the melody’s creator. It wasn’t until 1994, when an early Joseph Mohr arrangement of the song with the words, “Melodie von Fr. Xav. Gruber” handwritten in the upper right-hand corner was authenticated, that the composer’s identity was finally credited.

God has used imperfect humanity for millennia to help illustrate His love for mankind by sending His only begotten Son in the form of a human baby to reconcile us to Him.

Father Joseph Mohr and music composer Franz Gruber can sleep in heavenly peace knowing that their reverent Silent Night continues to touch millions of people 200 years after their inspired collaboration.

Sources: icce.rug.nl, inmozartsfootsteps.com

Photo sources: supportforoscar.wordpress.com, irelandsown.ie,  inmozartsfootsteps.com 

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who tolerate everything but free speech and conservative ideals, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see. 

 

Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©

A Dental Odyssey 1964 – 2018

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 54 years since the blonde-haired lad with the nasal voice confided his big secret at the far northern manufacturing plant where he worked with hundreds of others.

The secluded plant required a positive can-do attitude from all its employees due to the demands of being open 24/7 the last few months of the year in order to get their products out in time for Christmas.

No Grinches need apply.

One day though, Employee #1224  decided he couldn’t pretend any longer. He knew his production and efforts had slipped due to a lack of focus and preoccupation with pursuing his real passion.

Things came to a head one morning when the gruff-speaking foreman pressed his disgruntled line worker.  “What’s eatin’ you boy?”

Without even thinking, Employee #1224 blurted out exactly why he was unhappy.

At that point, work on the assembly line came to an abrupt standstill and you could hear a gumdrop drop. 

Within seconds the room was abuzz with excited whispering and exclamations of surprise and indignation.  “Toy shame on you,” his shocked and disapproving coworkers said in unison.

Angry and confused at Employee #1224’s revelation, the foreman sarcastically asked him what it was he’d rather be doing. Upon hearing the answer, the foreman went ballistic!

He abruptly cancelled Employee 1224’s scheduled work break, and after the other employees had filed out the boss gave him a choice: finish the job or face immediate termination.

In a moment of youthful impulsiveness, employee #1224 decided to chuck it all right then and there and go his own way.

During a dramatic soul-searching period where he befriended others that were having trouble finding their niche, Hermie, (formerly Employee #1224), and his pals experienced hair-raising adventures (about 15 minutes worth) where incredibly they solved the riddle of The Abominable Snowman and saved Christmas before returning home.

A year later after completing his dental self-studies, Hermie founded North Pole Dental World, LLC located just two blocks from Santa’s workshop.

“Business is always brisk what with all the hot cocoa, sugar cookies and candy canes served up here,” he said in a recent interview.  “It also helps to be the only dentist in the area.

“The next closest dentist is in Iqaluit in the Nunavut territory, and they don’t take insurance,” he said, shaking his head in disbelief.

When asked what advice he would give to those in search of their dream job, Hermie smiled wryly, shrugged his elfin shoulders and said, “I’m at my happiest when I’m down in the mouth. 

“You probably should ask someone in the toy department.”

A version of this blog post first appeared at Dental Insurance Store on Dec 1, 2014.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who tolerate everything but free speech and conservative ideals, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see. 

 

Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©