Ptaray Presents: Defending "Fringe" Democracy

Facts only confuse the self-righteous, they rely on perception.


March 19
I am Ray Bilodeau also known by many as "PtaRay" I have lived in Fremont for 18 years. I have a wife, 3 daughters, 1 son, several grand children, and a cat, friends of all political stripes, some are very close friends, and a few out there who think I need a hair cut!! Being of Mexican-American decent. I understand racial tensions, and cultural heritage and its place in life as a family. We had to down play ours, and sacrificed the ability to speak Spanish at my primary schools request, and my mothers belief that being Mexican -American in California was not helpful to my fitting in. (She will debate this today) California was not quite as progressive when I was younger. I can be outspoken, and have been called the "pit bull" for the kids. (long before Sarah Palin made that term a joke... YEARS BEFORE) I was heavily involved in the Fremont education system in some capacity or another for years. I am invested in making the children and parents of America see that life has many paths, and all can lead to success if you choose to seek it. If you want more details read on: My experience with life is extensive for my 50 years of age. I bring practical and life taught experience. In my life growing up I have Personally experienced much. Again being of Mexican-American decent I heard the racial slurs and the need to keep my ethnicity buried for self preservation. OK, take a deep breath, ready?... ...I have experienced the gang thing, the drug thing, the alcoholic parent thing and the highly religious parent thing. The honors kid thing, the failing kid thing, the early baby thing, the marriage thing, the divorce thing, the step dad thing, the step child thing, and a painful loss of child. But wait!, there's more! I have been a security guard, a pizza parlor manager, a cement silo worker, a potato sacker, a landscaper, an office manger of a print shop. I was daycare for several children (besides my own), I have helped sell skin care products, I have taken a certified parenting workshop (several months long). I graduated from Silicon Valley college, as a certified desktop publisher. I have done remodeling, interior decorating and I have done care for the elderly and even my mother in-law loves me!!! (I am her full time caretaker and defender of the elderly) Having lived through the tough times of my youth, and the hard core life the streets can throw at you, realizing that while mistakes can be made while you are young, you can always be salvaged, and no person is beyond success if you are willing to be persistent, I want to give back to the kids what I learned the hard way, so that they can have an easier life than I did. Oh yeah, I also pretend I play the guitar, and keyboard. Hope this gives you plenty of info and helps some. "An open mind has room to grow... A closed one is merely storage" E.R.Bilodeau


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MARCH 29, 2011 12:22AM

What if A President Said:

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Imagine if....

The set up: 

So this final statement would be delivered right at the end of his press conference on any subject at all.

He could talk about any subject and this would fit, because it directly relates to any subject he is rhetorically challenged on.

As they have done regarding Libya already.

He laid forwards a reasonably informative strategy for being in a new chartered area of policy and Our nations imagery in the global stage.

Of course the opposition must now find argument with him to keep their saber rattling folks happy. They do so by asking rhetorical questions they know have no definitive  answers, but make the sound bite appear to be meaningful, which it is not.  


Vote on it Congress, so we the American people know you have convictions, not just  a hinged jawbone.

Maybe after all that crying about congress not getting to vote on going in, they should get their butts together call and vote. Put their votes where their rhetorical mouths are.   Or shut the hell up, actually. 


Sorry , I wandered.....

So on with the challenge to the GOP: 

What if this was read publicly at a national press conference?

What if these were the last words you heard your President offer to the leadership of the" current radicalized opposition parties"?

I don't care if you're a D or R, wouldn't this be the most reasonable statement you have ever heard uttered from the mouth of ANY President in the last two decades, or possibly this century..

(well in my dreams on this one)

I give you the President of the United States of America...

( this on?)


I President Barack Hussein Obama, Challenge you- the Radicalized extreme opposition parties of all persuasions this task and test of your leadership convictions.

Instead of asking what? ...what? ...what?, like a child with limited vocabulary and substandard reasoning.

I challenge your "leadership" to come up with a reasonable answer to your own questions, then present them to me. Challenge me to live up to my word. 

While it is rhetorically expedient and it makes good headline, Offering only critique with no reasonable alternative to the actions I have already done , is idle use of your words and efforts.

I believe my actions are called "leadership", the job you were also hired by the American people to do. If your plan works, you look good.

If you present nothing, then you are in fact "of hollow words" and of no use to your representative electorate.

Now take my challenge and prove me wrong.

Thank you and good night

OH, And may God Bless The United States Of America.


aaannnd....Fade to black...... no pun intended.

"An open mind has room to grow... A closed one is merely storage" E.R.Bilodeau

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