Thursday, April 30, 2009

When will it happen?

At what point will President Obama cease to blame everything on Republicans and George Bush? Long before he was elected he was blaming the Republicans, to include then President Bush, for all the worlds ills. If you google Obama blames Republicans, you will see that this has been a consistent theme of his for quite a while. At what point will the American public realize he has been in office long enough to start shouldering some of the blame?

I am the first to stand up and say Bush had some policies and made decisions I did not agree with. TARP is a great starting point. Not being very fiscally responsible is another. He could have and should have been a little, OK a lot, more adamant about eliminating earmarks. He could have done more to secure our borders. Since his election, President Obama has managed to saddle, at a minimum, 3 generations with the largest debt I have ever seen. He has said he is going to cut taxes AND lower the deficit. So if I understand right, cut taxes (take less money), raise spending and somehow lower the deficit. I'm no Einstein or Steven Hawking, but somehow I am missing how this is going to work.

At what point will President Obama stop apologizing to the world and turning his back on our allies, ISRAEL, and stop "hanging out" with mass murders, crazy mad dictators and cheap dimestore thugs? Hugo Chavez, Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad, and their ilk. If he studied American history as long as he studied Socialism, he would know that much of the free world would not be so free had the burden not been carried on the shoulders of America! How many of our young men and women lay in graves around the globe? Bodies and parts left on beaches in Normandy, Anzio, Saipan and so many others that we have long forgotten. Our men have gone places we have never heard of doing missions that never happened and died in "training" accidents. And for what? So our President could bow to a King from another Country?! I bow to one king and one King only. He isn't from Saudi Arabia, he is from a small town. Bethlehem in Jerusalem. Watching our President bow to the Saudi king was frightening. A bow admits inferiority. And inferior, we are not! If we are, then we need to pull ALL of our troops from the far corners of the globe, bring them home and put them on our borders. Give them some training. Give them some time protecting home soil.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jenkintown, Pa TEA Party update

What an absolutely fantastic two hours!! IT was raining and cold and windy and at one point we had about 30-40 people standing around Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz's office or just down the street. We had old folks and young folks. We had Democrats and Republicans. We all had one thing in common. Frustration with our current tax system, code and tax levels.
We had people honking at us, both supporting and not supporting us. Many people, we could tell as they drove by slowly, were reading signs.
At one point I had a gentleman stop and talk to me about taxes and why we were out. We had points we agreed on and some we didn't. But we kept the discussion on point and civil. No accusations at any one party. We agreed that Congress is spending out of control and in the wrong places. We did not agree on ALL the places they spend as being wrong, but on some we did agree.
Bottom line, it was a fantastic afternoon spent exercising my right to free speech and to assemble in peace. I made some great friends and memories.

The gathering made me realize that the men and women wearing the uniform, supporting and defending our Constitution, are the reason I and my new friends, can do what we did. To all of you, where ever you are, thank you.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I Am the Liberal-Progressives Worst Nightmare.
I am an American.
I am a Master Mason and believe in God.
I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles and believe in American products.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some Liberal governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!
I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.
I Think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G. Davidson that makes the Awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut up already.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA . We like it the way it is! If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you.
I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution.
Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license.
I think it's good.... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.
Get a Job and do your part!
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes TWO parents.
I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!!
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.
We want our country back!


Steve Ball

Note: Thanks to my dad for sending me this one.

When the music stopped

For those who are unaware, at a military theater, the National Anthem is played before every movie.

From a Chaplain in Iraq:

I attended a showing of "Superman 3" here at LSA Anaconda. We have alarge auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services and other large gatherings. As is the custom back in the states, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was
going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through the National Anthem the music stopped.

Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments; and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place. Here, the 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes fixed forward. The music started again. The Soldiers continued to quietly stand at attention. And again at the same point, the music stopped. What would you expect to happen?

Even here I would imagine laughter, as everyone finally sat down and expected the movie to start. But here, you could have heard a pin drop. Every Soldier continued to stand at attention. Suddenly there was a lone voice, then a dozen, and quickly the room was filled with the voices of a thousand soldiers, finishing where the recording left off:" And the rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

It was the most inspiring moment I have had here in Iraq. I wanted you to know what kind of Soldiers are serving you here. Remember them as they fight for you! Pass this along as a reminder to others to be ever in prayer for all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad. For many have already paid the ultimate price.

Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins

LSA Anaconda is at the Balad Airport in Iraq, north of Bagdad

Note: Thanks to Jackie for sending this to me.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Reply from our President

I wrote our President a while back and asked a few questions. He actually replied to me. Wow, El Presidente found time in his busy talk show circuit, meeting with the queen, basketball bracket, basketball playin schedule to write little ole me.
Don't get your hopes up as I did. Below find his reply to my comments about wastefull government spending

Dear Mr. XXXXXX,
I received your letter and enjoy hearing from my constituency. While I do not share your views on what is considered wasteful spending, I do appreciate you contacting me and expressing your opinion.
In regards to your views, I do agree with you that we need to stop wasting taxpayer money on unnecessary government projects. To that end, in order to afford the next Stimulus bill we will be starting to cut spending as follows.

1)It is unfortunate but the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

There will be more cuts in the near future as I and my cabinet meet and discuss the correct path for America to follow. Feel free to contact me in the future in the need should arise.

Warmest Regards,
Commander in Chief Barack H Obama