My father is a lawyer so though we are both fans of Clint Eastwood I should start this as like a “NIGHTMARES FROM MY FATHER” study in contrast.
I cannot write this as if I was born a poor black boy; I can only write this as I was born of an Irish Catholic up and coming family with eyes to being middle class in New Haven Connecticut.
I can write this as well as an Irish Catholic American story of struggle and social climbing from a daily risk of ending up poor; I can write this as well personally as the oldest son but third child of the second Catholic family ever admitted to club membership of New Haven’s exclusive New Haven Lawn Club, and, so personally of the responsibility as the oldest son while otherwise the first Irish Catholic family to be then ever joined as members.
As I said: My father is a lawyer. His father was not. He and his oldest sister his family could afford college for as first in such family’s history but the two younger brothers of my father had the Electrician vocation to best advance with.
Beyond my father being a lawyer and his father having been of the Knights of Columbus and political in the Democratic Party I grew up with life long and very successful in New York City Republican conservatives on my mother’s side. My grandfather John William Hogan Sr. whom I carry the first name John for was the “Hogan” pal from childhood of Al Capp that was honored with a “Hogan” character for L’il Abner. My Grandfather Hogan was with Al Capp (with born name then) that fateful day that Al fell of the ice trucked they both had hitched a free ride on and to his loss of a leg by the wheels of a trolley car too close behind.
I believe there is some distant Hogan family shared lineage via Waterbury, Connecticut, with the former Manhattan District Attorney years then hailed as Hogan DA “Mr. Integrity” for whom One Hogan Place now is set as the address of currently charged Cyrus R.Vance Jr. I am now wondering if I have the current title for Cyrus R. Vance Jr. correct. I believe I am writing about Frank S. Hogan DA and former Senate candidate for the seat Robert Kennedy got to holding.
Now, about those nightmares from my father.
As I have said: My father is a lawyer. And as I implied I do have two older sisters and was of a 70s and 80s of Government experimentation with public teaching to equal rights, and while still an oldest son of the oldest son in an Irish Catholic family. All I will say to much of that is I could tell many were just making it up as they went along.
Don’t worry about my Dad. My dad is now a still recent former President of the Connecticut Bar Association and now in his 70s “of counsel” with Berchem Moses and Devlin of bmdlaw.com and its continued representation of Newtown, Connecticut and its Department of Education now with charges about a development of a Foundation for Sandy Hook Elementary School contributions and caring.
I have a dad whose business was in reacting after usually bad news professionally; I grew up to work to being proactive not to reduce work for him or his profession but to help grow economics with better forethought and wiser capitalist free market fairness. I chose to be of those years of after leaving Suffolk Law School at the end of classes of my first year and to then staying an “accepted” student for seven years who wouldn’t need to re-apply to return to be more to hands on construction and in work boots more than my wing tips or my suits. Many of those years my favorite boots were my darker leather gore tex lined Dunham boots with Vibram soles - if I recall the soles correctly. I did miss these after they were among a mix of stuff stolen from my van while parked overnight in DC on Capitol Hill near my apartment of 10 years there across from Eastern Market. I do not recall if that was the break-in that had the near thousand dollars worth of power tools also lifted that had been of my running so late that day that I had to risk leaving them visibly inside a parked vehicle.
I did want to help improve the law profession and started my “rebel with a cause” better able to work from the outside after leaving Suffolk Law School via my fraternal association so paternal and legal about my father and son existentialism. I did work to be a caboose to the Reagan Revolution and since from the spring before the fall that “Barry” Obama son of Anne Dunham started at Harvard Law School. I have figured that “Barry” Obama is the B.O. from Hawaii I have known and networked around politically since the late 70s after a pal asked me if I was ready even for my School’s Oratory Contest with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s DAY OF INFAMY speech to compete against all comers in Hawaii and as if he was opening up the phone lines all across Hawaii to find all willing challengers.
My dad did very much help me prepare for and stay encouraged to my competition in oratory so and did as well find time to come and be in the audience then at East Rock Community School that Oprah Winfrey many years later also visited at least via a show guest.
Yes I grew up fearing poverty and for my whole family as we were Irish Catholic climbers with little or no safety net. I did fear sports some for a fear was in my dad that a medical injury or any liability could suddenly bankrupt the entire family beyond just over extending it to prohibit funding college educations.
Though I grew up with a father a very involved and loyal Democrat I did work it so that I could use my more right of center economic sense as more of Reagan era Republicans as if a Reagan Democrat to help him as and when I could as of times I saw that his party sense and loyalty seemed to lack its own ways forward to match his desires to be to betterings for others, and he and his family.
So our first president President George Washington did commence our consummation of independence in a new union of our United States of America by 13 with “Among the visiccitudes incident to life…” first official oration.
Before there was and internet wiz of a candidate Senator Obama for President with wonders of small internet donations I was of my ten years living on Capitol Hill of strutting with a pride of a confidence that I could be a wonder in democracy as a small contribution personality for more positive bi-partisan change. I did not like Senator Obama’s convention oration as it haunted me with “flattery” supposedly from imitation in rhyme and reasoning of my much earlier Reagan “caboosing” efforts of my works to revitalize our public speak and language (diction) of my THE CHARGE OF NEW FEDERALISM. I did not like “flattery” of “imitation” as it was more theft like with echoes of ‘make it your own’ like and “put a black face on it” while without my consent nor opinion that it needed a more black face consideration than how I had much worked it to be color blind.
As I tweeted this morning and with mention of Lance Armstrong and Oprah I am one that knows enough about our politics and our economy over the past twenty years to consider it quite so that both William Jefferson Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama have President titling yet are now both of enough lies just about our economy to have lost them seven titles.
I have built to this ability to be a prolific political scribe intentionally with my hands on years in construction as a general contractor sole proprietor of tools and skills in most of the trades. I have built Rhode Island mansions and as well have been employed across DC in past years to securing doors and repairing doors and locks as well in low income neighborhoods then some of the city’s worst. I also while such was of a near third of my contracts as small contracts from Home Depot as a certified window and door installer such that there are many storm doors, doors and windows across the area that I did install myself. I also of course did install new closet doors for then early to DC National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice but from the work stream that came from my sailing networks as of my ability to also rebuild boats. And, then in my last years about DC and past my work on the town home that Grover Norquist leased then but a few doors from my own I was as well to building a doll shelf for American Girl Doll collection for Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s Chief of Staff.
Yes I set out to be pro-active professionally to growing our economy while otherwise regularly about wearing my Dunham gore-tex lined work boots in lieu of my Church’s or Johnston Murphy wingtips and suits. I am now of disappointment much of President Barack Hussein Obama and still mostly for he of like failing “Politics 101″ in my mind by embracing the Clintons in 2008 race and then especially for a political naivete of his nomination of “Hillary” to Secretary of State.
Sadly I now know enough to like have a different political chore more of our Forth Estate (as per my career plans timing) of a morality to not encourage anyone to economic activity as too many seem too corrupt economically politically still about DC.
Dunham booted from infancy Barack Hussein Obama, however he dreamed while accepted as a known person in my families dreams since the late 70s, is now of a DC and a first term that I have to stand up to with my knowing and independence, and now as this is the part of my life I meant to have gotten to being of the Forth Estate or Mad Man world.
President “Barack” #Obama did want to lead as of a “personality based” President. With both somehow spent years as Dunham booted people towards “change” and now with most of my past years of “positive change” effecting undermined by his more recent efforts seemingly towards goals thought to be yet quite similar. I cannot abide his bad judgement in embracing the Clintons instead of politically and judiciously challenging them and towards a needed “cleaning up” in DC especially across the high ranks of his own party at least just four years ago.
I stayed independent these years since I stopped construction part of my intended and figured career path that are of such political timing that you can figure my ceasing and desisting from a tax identity for construction was near to the day that the Clinton “two-fer” announced HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT.
The story of my bootedness remains now that I once of favored Dunham work boots did legally apply pressure against the Clintons via the honor and diligence of the Bush administration towards the proper protection of my intellectual property of my decade plus of efforts and strategizing to more positive change and jobs than Governor Mitt Romney can claim himself to have been of such that the Clintons were to much real angering of Bill Clinton especially and some remembered fits I shall never forget that do best explain how young and little known also most junior of Senate Barack Obama was able to defeat the thought mighty and inevitable Clintons and their vast left wing political machine.
My bootedness for so many years hands on in making an honest living did allow me the flexibility and resolve to be able to stand up with officials of badges of honor of duty under President George W. Bush in defense of my own intellectual property and earlier rhyme and reason such that I could keep the Clintons from running as the Clintons as me again without authorization or agreement in usage of what was mine and figured, by my opinion and as time as recorded some, much better.
While of my replacement boots and my shift to full time writing and blogging to prevent the Clintons from returning to possession of our White House I was regularly of feeling as if I was near of a minority of one in official circles around DC as one that thought that the Clintons wouldn’t win and shouldn’t win in 2008.
I did live up to my very many public and private statements and worked explanations as to why they shouldn’t and couldn’t or wouldn’t and all the while my dad and oldest sister were deeply set and professionally linked up as loyal Democrats too much abiding being more soldiers of the Clintons and their machinery.
I could say I don’t know how this story of Barack Hussein Obama was and is possible in America of these still somewhat loosely affiliated states - but well it seems I know better about much of such and so that now I have a moral duty it seems to not be again to my past efforts to stir economic growth as long as Dunham boot’d President #Obama persists in his “personality” based presiding as President without the due standing up against corruption just too much about his own party - economically speaking.
When this “Dunham boot’d” President set off to his “personality based” Presidency and “new foundation” heralding he did at least two things. Firstly he effected a posturing that my past efforts of my personality in capitalism though of much growth and booting for him had to go so that he could have his ideology and a legend of his own by his own personality. And secondly he — well you can get busy trying to figure that out yourselves - for now.
*Please share your thoughts of his first term, his inauguration now near, and your considerations for his second term. I am now as hoped enough into the Forth Estate such that I had hoped to be for this part of my career ambitions such that I now am to an objectivity for journalism and fairness even if it means criticizing President Barack Hussein Obama that I have been of an awareness of since the late 70s.
NOTE: In my opinion President Obama with such agenda as his did come on the scene with such ten years too soon as of a ten years before the efforts about my works to a new political correctness and public language revolution needed ten more years before a similar “change” could be effected following on from such with undermining both by too much and then obviously much about not otherwise kept artful and of a until then working capitalism. Yes, there is little I can now do that all our Governors shouldn’t be able to already be doing better, and, yes because President Obama is now of politics ten years too soon upon so much I had earlier been building that had been working and not yet done in some important ways. I stand by my previously expressed opinion and as it relates to this that our best foreign policy posture and foreign and domestic economic foundations are best to be of a renaissance in state’s rights, and, at least because our Governors haven’t so earned our distrust with too much centralizing while de-centralizing the rage.