Category Archives: Politics

HE WAS SOMEONES BABY (GAZA)


I was going to write this evening on what I learned from reading Dinesh D’Souza’s America Imagine a World Without Her.   It won’t be a book report, just my opinion of where we could be headed as a nation, our children’s future.  However, I am having a difficult time focusing on the message I want to present; I’ll save it for another evening.

I was checking and reading blogs during lunch today, when I came across a very graphic photo, one that bothered me throughout the day, and still lingers.   It was a young boy from Gaza, I would guess around 2 years of age.  He was laid on a blanket, dead.  I won’t describe anymore, it was obviously very gruesome, so much so after I studied it for a moment I flipped the screen so no one else could view.  I had just stared for a couple of moments at this image of what was someones baby, wondering what the family was going through.   I have no idea, I couldn’t possibly, I don’t know that I can even imagine. All I could think of was my grandchildren.

It doesn’t matter who this child was, he was Palestinian by birth, he could have been Israeli, or Mexican, Russian or American.  It doesn’t matter.  He died senselessly.  I know its war, many die senselessly.

I don’t want to hear all the political crap right now about who is right or wrong or even why.   I’ve heard it all or most.     It doesn’t matter……..he was someones baby.

LEADERS, PRODUCTS OF DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA?


Did you ever watch The Tonight show with Jay Leno, where he would go out on the streets and ask questions randomly of those passing by?  Now I am sure only those with the most ridiculous answers were aired, it was for comedy after all.  Still, the fact people wouldn’t even know who their vice president was, or had little knowledge of current events etc.    I apologize but for a lack of a better word, they were simply dumb, uneducated people, Americans.

Dumbing Down of America did occur and continues.   Think about this, could this explain the mentality and intelligence (lack thereof) of our Congressional leaders and president?   I will excuse Obama from this group, he learned very well from his mentor Saul Alinsky…..and college professors.  He is executing Alinsky’s political philosophy of destroying the U.S. just as instructed.   Our leaders just may be products of the Dumbing Down of America of our educational system.

Only 22 – 25% of voters will vote today, Tuesday Aug. 5 in Missouri.  Lack of interest, lost hope…….is it all part of the Dumbing Down?  This didn’t just happen over night.   We don’t get involved, not enough of us anyway.  Too many people either aren’t aware or don’t care what goes on in our country and the world.  Too many zombies!  Our society is too easily controlled by corrupt government and president.  Dumbing Down is about control, keep us from thinking for ourselves.

I believe a lot of problems we face today could better be solved if it weren’t from a  deteriorated education system.   Am I off base here?

EBOLA VACCINE EXPERIMENT BY THE GOV


I don’t want to wait until its too late if an Ebola outbreak does occur here in the U.S. , but you need to know what your government is doing.  Just so you know.   They have a tendency to keep things from us.

From the Blacklistednews.com

“The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday. The National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease unit is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to put the vaccine into trial as quickly as possible, according to CNN and USA Today. The director of that unit could not be reached for comment.”

Hopefully this is one of the few things our government gets right.   Our government agencies don’t have a particularly good history.

 

MESSAGE TO NANCY PELOSI & CAST


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Take your comedy act on the road.  Finish your term, keeping that wide opening in the lower part of your head (where the lips are) shut.

Nancy, you are an embarrassment to your home state and this nation.  When you speak, your ridiculous self-defensive comments are heard around the nation and parts of the world.  Do you understand people are laughing at you and because you are in a position of leadership, laughing at us?  You are not alone though, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Joe Biden, King Obama and a cast of others share your company.

Most of the world is laughing at us America.   Look at what has been misrepresenting our nation……we are not taken seriously.    Those not laughing aren’t and haven’t been paying attention.  We have lost most of our credibility with the world.  Putin makes Obama look like  a beaten Joker.

At the polls we need to thank our present office holders for trying, pat them on the back and say “see ya”.

Clean house and that means the White House as well.   Obama, finish your term (he won’t impeached) quietly please.   Keep Hillary away from the residence at Pennsylvania Ave. as well.   Hillary is nothing more than “Obama in a skirt”.   No offense to the rest of the ladies in our nation.

Together, we can clean up this mess.

U.S. MILITARY CUTS WITH GREATER RISK


troops leave planeWith the U.S. budget and financial issues being as dismal as they are, the Pentagon is preparing to cut billions of dollars from its budget, reducing military spending, forces and weapons program.   The cuts, according to NBC will put American military forces to its lowest level  prior to World War II.

The budget cuts will come at a price according to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel:  “As a consequence of large budget cuts, our future force will assume additional risk in certain areas,” Hagel said, citing gaps in training and maintenance and a smaller force that would be stretched thin if major conflicts broke out in several places at once.

I thought we were already stretched pretty thin.   Talk about a nation that sacrifices for the well-being of other nations.  We give up so much that our own security is of greater risk.  This can only place greater pressure on the forces we keep in place.  This is how we show support of our men and women who sacrifice enough as is.   Military cuts will include loss of quantity and quality of protective equipment and weapons.

Lets cut to the chase, we can look directly at the money this nation gives away around the world and to benefit who?   I know the argument about treaties, promises, humanitarian causes, all of it  Our number one priority should be the security of this nation and it isn’t.

We may be pulling troops out of Afghanistan, but how long will it be before we are considering redeploying them, does Iraq come to mind?  With all the violence, bombing…..wars currently going on around the world, more widespread than anytime in my lifetime (I am 62) we are cutting our military?   This is the greatest brain-dead decision our government could make.   You can include all that is happening at the border here as well, our border, I’m not talking about Israel now.   We don’t know what all is crossing over.   I can here all naive Obamaites now…… the you’re nuts crowd.  The same ones that believed Obama was the answer of hope.  He has been hope not.

Seriously, common sense here, would you run your personal budget this way; give so much to others, that you put yourself in a financial position where you can not take care of your basic needs?  No, you wouldn’t, most of us wouldn’t.  Without securing and keeping our nation safe, nothing else will matter.

I am not saying we must withdraw foreign aid completely.    If we can even consider cutting our own budget, we must cut foreign aid from that budget, obviously more than we are or will.   Some nations we give support, do not deserve it, most hate us anyway.

Our military protects or freedom, and our freedom allows us all that we have and need.  Our military need our greatest support.   We can not compromise our men and women that serve our nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN IS IT ENOUGH?


SEE PHOTOS BELOW.

I THOUGHT ISRAEL WOULD STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF GAZA IF HAMAS PUT AN END TO THEIR BOMBING.   NOW I AM NOT SO SURE.

I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND OTHER THAN IT IS A WAY OF LIFE, ONE SIDE WILL NOT BE SATISFIED UNTIL THE OTHER NO LONGER EXISTS.  IN BETWEEN PERIODS OF PEACE ONLY FOR REGROUPING.   THE HATE IS SO DEEP, WILL HAMAS NOT STOP TILL THEY AND ALL PALESTINIANS ARE DESTROYED ?

WILL ISRAEL CONTINUE EVEN IF HAMAS ENDS THEIR BOMBING?  THIS ATTITUDE BELOW INDICATES THEY WILL.

We need to flatten entire neighbourhoods in Gaza…Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima…so they hit Nagasaki, too.

 

Last time the world was complicit about crimes against humanity,a holocaust in Germany happened. Today, it is .

WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?

YOUR DYSFUNCTIONAL & OUT-OF-BALANCE GOVERNMENT


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A system  of checks and balances was built  within the Constitution to protect us against tyranny .

The Executive, the Judicial and the Legislative branches of our United States Government is a checks and balance system, right?   This C & B system really does work, when there are responsible people executing the responsibilities and duties of each branch.   John Adams said, “Only by balancing each against the other two could freedom be preserved.”.

The best example of a dysfunctional government is the one we have today.   The Legislative and Executive Branches are good at pointing the finger and giving the middle one to the other, but take little action.   When one is in violation of the Constitution and our laws and the other branches do not respond accordingly, holding the other accountable, then both or possibly all three are in violation, thumbing their noses at the system.  It is the responsibility of each Branch to check and keep the others within the law and to preserve the Constitution.

Here are just a few of many checks and balances which are threatened today:  From http://www.nccs.net/checks-balances-limited-and-balanced-government.php for a more complete list.

” Legislative (Congress) can conduct investigations of Executive  to see if funds are properly expended and laws enforced.”

“Legislative (Senate) has power to impeach Executive (President) with concurrence of 2/3, of members.”

“Legislative by Joint Resolution, can terminate certain powers granted to Executive (President) without his consent.

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In fairness (some) while writing this article I learned the House of Representatives passed a resolution to file a suite against Obama.

“The president has waived work requirements for welfare recipients, unilaterally changed immigration laws, released the Gitmo Five without properly notifying Congress, which is the law, and ignored the statutory requirements of the Affordable Care Act,” House Rules Committee Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said. The resolution approved Wednesday only allows the House to file a suit against Obama over his decisions to Obamacare. While some Republicans were hoping for a broader authority to allow suits on other issues, Sessions said Republicans believe their best chance of success in the courts is to focus on Obamacare. (www.TheBlaze.com)

Depending on what fence you are lounging on, I guess something is better than nothing and late better than never.   However, with just the above mentioned accusations, what took them so long.   If the House believed these violations to be true, it was their responsibility under the Constitution to act.  I understand they must build their case.  It was a pretty open and shut case on the Gitmo Five.  Obama’s other Executive orders haven’t exactly been a secret……..Richard Nixon he is not.  I get it the Senate won’t follow through with impeachment.    Whatever can be done, must be done.

I believe the citizens in the country could claim that Congress and the President have violated our Constitution, simply in regards to ignoring the Checks and Balance System.

We the People are a part of that system, we vote.  We are ultimately responsible for removing people from office who do not take their oath of office and our Constitution seriously.   It is our freedom at stake.

 

Searching for Palestinian and Israel Understanding


Late Monday night July 28, 2014

I solemnly write tonight after a day of contemplation over the Israeli and Palestinian war; what else can you call it?   Innocent lives are lost, on both sides, many of which are children.  This is nothing new, civilians die in wars.

I have read the tweets from those living in Gaza this evening, while bombs were dropping around them.   I tweeted one 16-year-old girl wondering, as she stated, if she would live through the evening.   Now I certainly have no way of knowing if she was in the middle of the bombings, but I have no reason not to believe her; it’s certainly possible.  I am also quite aware that people, any people can use social media for sympathy and twist the truth of what is happening.   I also read tweets of Israeli’s, while they wanted it to end, their tone was not as heavy, possibly because they weren’t being hammered like Gaza.   Here is what I do know, if Hamas continues to  fires missiles at Israel, Gaza is going to continue to get hammered by the Israeli’s.

I have been doing a lot of research, trying to get a better understanding why Israel and the Palestinians remain enemies, so content it seems to destroy the other.   It is no secret they hate one another.   That may be a greater understatement than anything Obama has shared during his presidency, particularly the 2nd term.

I am not a university professor, I truthfully only knew the basics about the Israel vs. Palestinian history.   I have learned a lot in a short period.    I can not tell you all the references I have hit for information.  I selected resources I felt would be most unbiased with accurate facts.   I did not seek authors giving their opinion.

What I have learned is the Jews returned to the region they currently occupy beginning in 1917 with the heaviest flow around 1947.   The Arabs became more interested in settling in only after the Jewish people improved the agriculture and further developed the territory.    That’s when things went bad, but then the history between the two has always been bad.

There is much history, the U.N. dividing the land basically because the two people’s or I should say religions could not live together as one.  Then the Six Day War…….. and today’s war, along with everything in between.   It’s not as simple as that, but I am not the one to give a history lesson here.  Here is an opinion, why there will always be war between Israeli’s and Palestinians.

Palestinian’s, Hamas have made it clear over what seems to be generations and lifetimes they will not be content until all the Jews are dead.  The hate runs too deep for too long for attitudes to change. The children are taught to hate Jews.   I believe Israel initiates military offenses because they understand this, they are defending their future.

It is difficult seeing children hurt and killed because of the actions of their elders on both sides.   I believe this is more about religion than it is occupation of land.  If there was not an ocean between us, the U.S. would be right in the middle with Israel.   We are the Great Satan to the Muslim world……we will continue to be targets as well.

Attitudes that have been present since what seems the beginning of time, will never change.  That is a sad thought, history repeats itself.  I am searching for more understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. IN MILITARY ASSISTANCE IN THE UKRAINE?


Here we go again.   I have seen comments on blogs of whether or when U.S. troops should assist the Ukraine.   Of course it starts with military advisers, and the humanitarian motive.

I will make this short and sweet, explanation should not be necessary.  No, hell no.   We have no business getting our military involved between the Ukraine and Russia.

End of story.

 

WE ARE VOICES TO BE HEARD/ THE GOV MUST LISTEN


Our voices are being heard, sometimes we have to shout to see the evidence of that; but stay patient you are a force.

I believe our tweets and blogs may be the greatest factor of raising awareness.  We can not count on the national or even world media to accurately inform us.  I am also not so naive to believe everything from a tweet or blog.   But usually where there is a lot of smoke, there is a fire.  Keep digging to find the truth.

We are beginning to see a bit more news coverage from the major networks on the Southern border immigration issue here in the U.S.   I believe action from our government and president is in part due to the public outcry.  A lot of that comes from right here on what we write and share with our followers.   They also know we vote!

This morning our local St. Louis news gave immigration a stunning 2 minutes, with video.   Not a big deal you say?  That’s up by about  one-and-a-half minutes.  Will be interesting to see what the national TV will release.  Hopefully I haven’t missed already.

My point is we can make a difference.   I know the stance on illegal immigration is mixed even split, but if we remain active our government will, sooner or later respond.   It may not go the way you or I want it in the end, but stay vocal…..this is our country.   We are the voice of awareness.