Bradley Dean is either hated or admired. In the beginning of this video, he goes into the sacrifice of all the men and women who died throughout our history…those who died for the ideals of America.
The beginning describes many of the blunders that our military made on D-Day which cost thousands of our men’s lives—- Something you don’t hear much…and then you wonder–how many more blunders were caused in all the other wars?
Of course, we are not the first country or the last to do such. Many questions are being asked today about Obama’s new strategy to eliminate Isis. There is no end, there is no strategy, just a …well, we’ll do a little more… attitude.
It’s 9/11, and to those families who lost loved ones today we mourn with them. I’m sure feel it’s just another year to wonder for them, and another day for sorrow. I don’t see the age old fight between the Muslims and the Christians ending anytime soon, do you? (I’m just waiting for Obama to pick a side.)
Bradley Dean is a musician who goes around the schools and tries to educate the kids on American’s founders and Constitution. For that alone he is an amazing guy.
The first half of the video, is about our solders, the second half is mostly about Christianity, so if you’re not a Christian, you might find it sort of preachy.
Nevertheless, I had never thought about how all the apostles died, most of them…a bloody death…most all of them for being a Christian.
Some things…never seem to change.
So, Congratulations Bradlee Dean! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
It’s good to know someone is trying to teach the kids.
If you like his video’s, just Google him on Youtube.
Last week, I was, like every other ‘legal’ American citizen, in complete shock and awe at the tremendous stupidity of Obama. He let out the top leaders of our enemies, and acted as if it was nothing. Isn’t it surprising—- no isn’t it amazing— that as soon as those leaders were released, a major army of well-armed and trained jihadists flooded into Iraq and took it over as if they had been planning the event for years?
SOMEBODY is leading them. Wouldn’t you like to know who?
And yet all our leaders act as if this is just a complete surprise. Hillary acted as if–well, we just released hell on Pakistan’s NOT US!
(Just when you thought she couldn’t get any more disgusting.)
And I ask myself: Why isn’t anyone suggesting the obvious elephant in the room, RIGHT in front of our faces, staring at us alike a great big inkblot on a white dress?
How stupid ARE the American people?
Sadly, they are as stupid as the media tells them to be.
Remember, every single time Obama sent troops into Afghanistan or Iraq he gave EXACT time tables as to when they would come home. Exact. Despite what the media has told us to think, there was a very good reason for this: this was his signal to the jihadist to get ready…to invade Iraq.
(That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.)
Obama has been building an army alright, but it’s not an American one. And now, he even admits that’s what he plans to continue to do. BUILD other armies.
Obama has been supplying the ‘rebels” in Syria. These are the same guys who NOW have flooded over to Iraq with billions of dollars worth of American tax- paid weapons. Hundreds of tanks, missiles, planes, drones, machine guns—- you name it, we gave it to them.
I actually heard the number of weapons, tanks, and trucks, that they stole from an armory and it shocked me. Everything you would need to take over a country. No WONDER the other side ran. I would cite the statistics but I couldn’t find them tonight. (Evidently they got lost with the IRS emails.)
Yes, Obama left Iraq, but left all that heavy weapon stuff there. That was nice of him, wasn’t it?
And how did these ISIS ‘steal’ $450 million dollars? (Was it ours?)
Nobody Thinks that Obama was busy getting together his overseas ISIS army, making sure they had a name other than Al-Quada so to keep up Obama’s statement that Al-Quada is no longer around, and according to some, that’s what Benghazi was all about:
A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.
These revelations suggest that after Stevens told the State Dept. that he did not want al-Qaeda receiving heat seeking missiles, he was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi which was designed to take out witnesses to the arms transfer and to suppress Stevens’s reports.
Obama played golf, Hillary pooh- poohed it, and the Bushes? Well. Daddy jumped out of an airplane. I saw that jump so many times last week on cable, I finally had to turn off my TV for sheer boredom.
Yes, America, once again, we have been…betrayed.
So, why do our leaders invade countries for nebulous reasons, and do such stupid stuff?
While we all agonized over the loss of so many precious lives lost in the Middle East, and the trillions of dollars spent to built Iraq: Obama lost it all. And he’s not even sorry.
As for myself, I wish that just ONE of them….Hillary, Bush, Obama, Kerry, would seem even a bit emotional at the loss.
Many think that Obama, and Bush are just too proud, or arrogant, to admit the terrific blunders that have cost American lives. Or…they don’t want to be blamed for the horrific failure that not only cost lives of Americans, but now, Iraqi’s that stood by our side….with our soldiers…
Their heads are being cut off.
These are not just little political mistakes. These political blunders go right up there with the best of them.
Mao would be proud. They should all be ashamed beyond comprehension.
Obama, Hillary, Bush, Kerry, all lived thought the Vietnam war, and yet, they decided to repeat history?
Or— don’t they teach that at Harvard?
It’s true that the Sunnis and the Shiite’s fight is older than the first crescent moon over Mecca, but I’m not buying the propaganda anymore.
Obama is fueling this fire, chaos, call it what you like. Divide and Conquer. It’s the Alinsky way. It’s what he does best. But it’s also tearing the world apart. Which seems to be the big plan
Described extensively in the full New Eastern Outlook Journal (NEO) report, “NATO’s Terror Hordes in Iraq a Pretext for Syria Invasion,” the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, have funded and armed terrorists operating in Syria for the past 3 years to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars – coincidentally the same amount that ISIS would require to gain primacy among militant groups fighting in Syria and to mobilize forces capable of crossing into Iraq and overwhelming Baghdad’s national
Despite drone flights collecting intelligence, and a 3-year ongoing CIA program (here,here, and here) all along the Turkish-Syrian border to “monitor” and “arm” “moderate” militants fighting the Syrian government, the US claims it was caught “by surprise.” If drones and CIA operatives operating in ISIS territory weren’t enough to detect the impending invasion, perhaps the CIA should have just picked up a newspaper.
We funded bin Laden. Now we are funding even more dangerous men. In the meantime, they can’t get enough illegal’s here fast enough now can they?
Sooner or later we will be attacked. They all say so. And like on 9/11, they will ALL act surprised. They will always claim to be…”We didnn’t know”
Right. When I first started reading about politics, I never believed n conspiracy theories, but now, I think the world is nothing but.
ISIS Fast and Furious is the game with Obama now, and only the global elites know why.
I suggest we all stock up on pigs, dogs, and guns. Or, beg Daddy Bush to parachute into Baghdad and finish it.
Nobody Remembers Shifty
A True Story by Chuck Yeager and he is 100% right. It is amazing how much publicity the media gives some drunks, dope addicts stories and doesn’t give a hoot about a good true story.
And think of the media circus, flags at half-staff, and all the things that were said of Whitney Houston when she died and Michael Jackson when he died. . This hero died with barely anyone’s notice.Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry.
If you’ve seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.
I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn’t know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having trouble reading his ticket.
I offered to help, assured him that he was at the right gate, and noticed the “Screaming Eagle,” the symbol of the 101st Airborne, on his hat.
Making conversation, I asked him if he’d been in the 101st Airborne or if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st.
I thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served, and how many jumps he made.
Quietly and humbly, he said “Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so, and was in until sometime in 1945..” at which point my heart skipped.At that point, again, very humbly, he said “I made the 5 training jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . . . do you know here Normandy is?”At this point my heart stopped. I told him “yes, I know exactly where Normandy is, and I know what D-Day was.”
At that point he said “I also made a second jump into Holland , into Arnhem ..”I was standing with a genuine war hero … and then I realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of D-Day. I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said “Yes… And it ‘s real sad because, these days, so few of the guys are left, and those that are, lots of them can’t make the trip.”
My heart was in my throat and I didn’t know what to say.
I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in coach while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to get him and said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have it, that I’d take his in coach.He said “No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are still some who remember what we did and who still care is enough to make an old man very happy.” His eyes were filling up as he said it.And mine are brimming up now as I write this.Shifty died on Jan. l7th after fighting cancer.
There was no parade.
No big event in Staples Center.
No wall-to-wall, back-to-back 24 x 7 news coverage.
No weeping fans on television.And that’s not right!
Let’s give Shifty his own memorial service, online, in our own quiet way. Please forward this email to everyone you know. Especially to the veterans.
Rest in peace, Shifty.
Chuck Yeager, Maj. General [ret.]P.S. I think that it is amazing how the “media” chooses our “heroes” these days… Elvis, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & the like.“SHIFTY” – an incredible American hero.
Please do me a favor and pass this on so that untold thousands can read it.
We owe no less to our REAL Hero
(Thanks to JR)
It’s a question that I always wondered about: Why do men, go back again and again to war? I’ve heard countless stories on Vets being injured, and wanting to go back to their unit.
Sebastian’s opinion, is that the men form bonds, that NO one can match when they come home. By his reasoning, going shopping for baby diapers, is no match for the adrenaline rush while under fire, with a small unit of men, who form the most perfect emotional union ever experienced on the planet.
He makes it sound like the sweetest drug on earth.
And certainly, this war, more than any other war, is being fought by a very small percent of men, who keep going back:
Since the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, about 2.5 million members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and related Reserve and National Guard units have been deployed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, according to Department of Defense data. Of those, more than a third were deployed more than once.
In fact, as of last year nearly 37,000 Americans had been deployed more than five times, among them 10,000 members of guard or Reserve units. Records also show that 400,000 service members have done three or more deployments. Beyond that, far more soldiers in this all-volunteer military have been back for two, three, four or five tours, and the long-term impact on hearing and from traumatic brain injuries caused by improvised bombs will be felt for years.
Nobody Thinks, there is something missing here.
Not only are they coming back and being miserable, they are committing suicide at alarming rates. More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among individuals aged 50 years or older, the VA reported.
Feb 1 (Reuters) – The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans shows more veterans are killing themselves than previously thought, with 22 deaths a day – or one every 65 minutes, on average
Nobody Thinks there is a lot more to this: After all, the Vets from WWII didn’t come back and commit suicide or even WANT to go back to the killing fields. What is different about today?
FIRST: While we were attacked on 9/11, Bush’s little Foghorn speech on ground zero was NOTHING compared to the rallying cry of FDR. It was okay to be patriotic then. Not anymore. We had to get the U.N. permission….that took a long time.
Not to say that Bush wasn’t loved by the troops, but the media was full of “How we deserved to be attacked on 9/11.”
Everyone knows, but nobody says, these volunteers were mostly from conservative families.: Patriots answering the call.
SECOND: Unlike WWII where the men came home after a great victory, the country was bursting with confidence and opportunity, and the men came home, married their sweethearts, and along came the baby boomers.
They had…one thing that our boys don’t have—-Hope, and Victory.
Where’s our victory in Iraq or Afghanistan? Obama has let it all go. And Bush’s silence is also, to me, unforgivable.
If George W. was a patriot, he would be going on TV shows like Bill Clinton and be fighting mad.
(But, then, there’s Jeb’s push for the White House, isn’t there?)
The Military is now filled with officers who are liberal hacks.
I can see a bit more of Sebastian’s points. Our men come back, after being able to be “men” with other ‘men’ and they come back to this liberally infested politically correct— “Don’t’ offend gays, women, Muslims, or immigrants” —–And by the way, here’s your job at McDonalds.
And then…there’s the wonderful VA. They are not getting care, so they just kill themselves.
Sebastian ends with how in HIS mind, the men want to go to war, because of the bonding, and the adrenaline. He wants to find a way to stop that.
But maybe the battlefield, is the only place left where men can be themselves, feel their own worth, feel like they are making a difference? They can’t at home.
And that won’t stop until you go back to the way things were before: To an America not run by dictators, and globalists—and where America is a dirty that the Commander-in-Chief has to keep lying about.
Marriage, patriotism, a free market economy, good medical care, …and most importantly—Hope. Obama has sapped most all the hope out of this country, and to most of us, it’s almost too painful to watch.
But, it’s not just us that is suffering from the liberals—Look what is happening in Australia:
So…why do men go BACK to war? Is it because they are full of some testosterone maniacal need to kill? Or is it because, there is simply no other place on the planet that makes sense to them?
And how many government policies must fail, before we can sleep in the sand?
Sorry. I don’t know about you, but every time I see the wounded warriors commercial on TV, I want to cry. It shames me to no end. Everybody knows that our vets are left out to basically rot by our government, and so, good people get together to raise money to help them.
But..it’s our government’s job to do that. They know we will go without to help them, and that leaves more for Obama and his cronies.
Despite Oblarny’s great “I am commander In Chief and I care deeply about the veterans,” most of us know, Obama has not lost one game of golf worrying about any of them.
Obama has taken the office itself down to a used car salesman turned funeral director.
I was out today, and I saw a Vet, sitting out in his wheel chair on the sidewalk, waiting for his ride. There is very small rehab place in a run-down mall, where I always to go buy my vitamins. The guy had both legs missing, and one stump bandaged up. He was unshaven, clearly struggling with depression, and as I walked by him I tried to put on a cheery smile and say, “How ya doing?”
He was so shocked that the poor guy only got out a weak mumble. Of course, he was miserable. Just to sit in that mall alone, took courage.
We all see these guys…from Iraq, Afghanistan,—-missing legs, and arms. The good news is: the doctors in the MASH units are doing wonders in saving lives…they keep them alive now. The death count from those wars are 4,487. but the warriors coming home with injuries…are overwhelming….
The true number of military personnel injured over the course of our nine-year-long fiasco in Iraq is in the hundreds of thousands — maybe even more than half a million — if you take into account all the men and women who returned from their deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, depression, hearing loss, breathing disorders, diseases, and other long-term health problems.
Of course they don’t keep track. All you have to do is recall how Obama spent money to shut down the WWII memorial to understand that he really doesn’t give a damn. He just likes to remind himself every other second that he is “Commander in Chief.”
The truth is, the veterans that recently died because somebody wanted to make bonuses is going to coming to all of us soon with Obamacare.
I heard Bill O’Reilly pontificate tonight about how this was unacceptable.
Soon, this will be happening all over the United States with regular citizens…will we hear the outcry then?
Or as one reporter asked the White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDough on Thursday.,
“How many dead veterans do you need before somebody asks the question within the White House, ‘Maybe this isn’t the best steward of these veterans?’“
Our government treats our soldiers like cannon fodder…to be used and thrown in the trash…and so, Obama and Boehner will have to get illegal’s to join their armies.
The real Americans men, are being decimated fast.
And Obama’s talk is a cheap as a two-dollar Barney Frank hooker.
This week was filled with questions like…why did it take so long for the gay guy to get picked for the NFL? Why did Karl Rove remind us all that Hillary Clinton might have brain damage? Why are they even holding elections in the Ukraine? And more importantly, when will we see Putin finding the cure for cancer?
Since I have trouble deciding what jelly to put on my toast in the morning, you can see, I’m filled with confusion..so, let’s me just pass some of the weekly confusion around like apple butter.
Speaking of Putin..
Nobody Knows that the Biden’s are getting into the Oil business in Putin’s Ukraine!
Hunter Biden, the younger son of Vice President Joe Biden, is joining the board of a gas company operating in Ukraine, the company announced Tuesday, as the West seeks to help Ukraine wean itself off its dependence on Russian energy.
It must be nice to be the son of the VP, and have a liberal media who won’t touch you. If this was a Bush…they’d be all over it. But, how much money are the Biden’s going to be making ‘helping’ Ukraine? Nobody Knows.
And since Hunter is NOT going to build solar power in the Ukraine– Will there be an EPA over there making sure that the gas emissions don’t contribute to global warming? Where is CNN on this environmental destruction?
And speaking of environmental destructions—
Nobody Knows that according to the French, we will all die horrible deaths in 500 days. Standing next to John Kerry, Prime Minister Fabius said:
“And very important issues, issue of climate change, climate chaos,” the foreign minister said. “And we have – as I said, we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos, and I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and I’m sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success on this very important matter.”
Nobody knows how much money Fabius and Kerry are going to make off this grand scare, but if we all die due to climate change chaos, I am personally blaming France. It’s about time we blamed them for something.
And speaking of blaming…
Nobody Knows why Michelle Obama is all concerned about the stolen girls in Nigeria. She was so concerned she held up a sign, “Bring Home Our Girls.” Rush Limbaugh reports that the Obama’s actually blame the Christian Nigerian government for inciting Muslims to kidnap, rape, and torture young stolen women, and that’s why the Boko Haram thugs were never put on the terrorist lists. So why all the attention now? Was it because Putin was making Obama look like a girly girl on the world stage?
Nobody Knows why four dead Americans in Benghazi didn’t deserve a Michelle Obama sign that said, “We will find you.” but Obama has sent drones, special forces—he is going all out to find those girls.
Meanwhile—the killers of ambassador Stevens are still riding around waving their free Obama US military weapons. Why did Obama forget all about those thugs? The guys in Benghazi where white. The Nigerian girls are black…uh…naaaaaaaah….
And speaking of riding around….
He was stopped by officers for riding the wrong way on a street. When the officers asked for ID, he got belligerent because he had none on him,” In Touch Weekly reported. “The officers placed him under arrest for disorderly conduct.”
Gee…do you think that the world is just out to get Mr. Baldwin? Alec had this to say:
“New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”
Spoken like a true conservative: Wait…Alec is a big liberal. Nobody Knows how come he keeps getting “harassed” by officials, but I even liberals have to learn you can’t call your daughter a pig, and you can’t call people ‘fags’. Poor Alex…he just can’t be his own lovable self.
I think, they should make him sell his bike. Nobody Knows why Alec Baldwin never loses his jobs over his unacceptable publically correct behavior, but he always keeps working…..
Unlike the rest of America….
Nobody Knows that the real drive behind amnesty is big business, but here’s a big hint:
Jay Timmons, the president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, said he believes an immigration bill will pass near the end of this year. He said creating some pathway to citizenship for non-legal residents is “absolutely essential” for manufacturers to help bring skilled workers to the United States.
So, we will be flooded with cheap labor, but Obama is fighting to get them higher wages so that when they get here, they will get paid more at McDonalds than the average American citizen graduate with a degree.
—-And Obama’s higher minimum wage idea, is hurting…once again—-veterans.
Gamble Guest Care, which owns Shreveport Manor, explained in a statement its refusal to increase wage rates: “The additional labor expenses are simply unaffordable. As such, many long term care providers have indicated that they will no longer seek or renew V.A. contracts.”
What did I learn from all this confusion?
I should be thankful I can still choose which jelly to put on my morning toast.
I might start hoarding.
Just when you think Bill Whittle can’t get any better…he does. This is probably the best rant in support of our soldiers that I’ve ever heard.
It’s a MUST watch.
(Thanks to amfortas for sending it to me.)
I felt SO sorry for the people who had to listen and watch Obama today. Knowing that at the same time, he had sent soldiers to attack a farmer….on our own soil.
If only John Bonehead would stop crying at Taco Bell, and start impeachment proceedings.
The sad news today reminds us that our soldiers need our help:
FORT HOOD (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.
The shooter, who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the senior officer on the base. He was also undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression.
In 2005, the number of suicides in the military was 120 a day, and its gotten worse. More soldiers have died from suicide than in action. We have a major problems with these brave men and women who go to war, or join for whatever reasons, and they can’t cope, and they just get pills pushed on them, which basically, numbs them but doesn’t get rid of the problems.
It IS a fact that some of those pills can cause men to go ballistic, and take others with them before they die.
We’ve seen it time and time again.
Obama made a few comments about this last Ft. Hood shooter— who took 4 lives and injured 16 before he took his own, and then went to his fundraiser. But he did say this:
“They serve with valor. They serve with distinction, and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe,” Obama said. “We don’t yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.”
But notice: He’s more concerned about the ‘safety’ been broken, which means he will use this incident once again for gun control, instead of addressing the REAL problems in the military which he has a big hand in causing.
Obama hits another milestone: He’s the first black president—- and his other firsts? We have lost NASA, Afghanistan, Iraq, and our AAA credit rating. He has destroyed the Constitution, our economy, and our healthcare. And now, he gets the record for being the first Commander-In-Chief whose military is killing themselves more off the battlefield than on. I guess it doesn’t matter: He’s already got the Nobel Peace Prize.
If veterans are killing themselves …sadly, it can only play into his well laid plans of finally disarming America.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to start paying a lot more attention to every single vet I met.
Yes, it’s a sad day, but it’s to be expected with this President.
Nobody Gets Email
Before the Puppy Bowl, there was “Daddy’s come home!” Puppy joy! Notice how all the women are saying “Daddy’s come home?” I thought that was funny, we do the very same thing at our house. I once heard Michael Savage say that because so many people don’t have grandchildren now, and married couples are not having children…their dogs have become their “children.” I think he makes a very good point.
But…these dogs sure REMEMBER their best buds, even though they’ve been gone for such a long time, and nobody deserves that big love as much as our soldiers.
TELL me dogs don’t have the same emotions as humans.
Hey, blame it on the folks at Budweiser…I’m on a puppy roll this weekend.
Enjoy! Then go hug your puppy!
(And do remember on this Superbowl day…the real heroes, don’t have million-dollar contracts.)
“You can’t spend or tax an economy into prosperity. Only restraining government spending simulates the economy by freeing up money for private sectors. ” ——-Milton Freidman.
Look on the good side, I said to myself tonight: Putting plastic over the fireplace will save you at least $35 dollars on your next heating bill.
So, here I sit in the second Polar Vortex of the year, wondering what February is going to bring, and trying to figure out, like all Americans, how to budget for the upcoming food and energy prices that will be shocking us in these next few month–I guess it’s-back to peanut butter and jelly.
I happen to like peanut butter and jelly, and so do my dogs, and my birds, it’s this cold that’s getting to us all. But…the polar vortex is nothing compared to Obama’s plan to basically force our energy prices to go sky high…so that he could give his plans for “clean energy” a chance. Obama has crippled our chances for surviving even the smallest of weather reports, and therefore this little ice age is going to hurt the middle classes even more.
California, the state which grows most of our food, is in a drought. So food prices will go up. Again.
It’s not the weather that’s doing us in is it? We’ve always had weather, and it never broke the bank. What is doing that is Obama and his merry band of weatherman.
With that in mind, I thought of this passage In Wayne Allen Root book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide...where he gives HIS opinions on why this depression and the one that came before, did not have to happen. I post an excerpt from the good Mr. Root below:
In the early 1020s America had installed high tax rates to pay for World War I. The result was a recession. In a brilliant move, President Calvin Coolidge, a Republican who actually did believe in free market laissez-faire economics, responded by cutting taxes, cutting spending, cutting government programs, and paying off debt. Not only did tax rates go down dramatically, top rates were brought down from 73 to 24 percent, but by the end of Coolidge’s presidency only 2 percent of Americans were paying any income tax at all. Coolidge reduced the national debt by approximately one-third, even while also cutting taxes. The result: the bust quickly ended and turned into he boom know as the “The Roaring Twenties.”
When the government spends less and lets business owners and job creators keep more, the result is always prosperity. Ironically in school we are taught Coolidge was blamed for being a “do nothing President.” (You’ve got to love those biased, ultra liberal educators who don’t have even a rudimentary knowledge of economics. )
When the 1929 stock market crash occurred, just as Coolidge predicted, Hoover’s instincts were all bad. President Hoover panicked, abandoned the laissez-faire principles that had worked so well under Coolidge, and got government heavily involved in trying to resolve the financial crisis. Big mistake. He didn’t have to do anything. The 1929 crash wasn’t actually all that bad. For one month unemployment went to 9 percent. Just a year later it was back down to 6 percent.
But that wasn’t good enough for Hoover and Congress. They soon passed a tariff bill (Smoot Hawley) that was the largest tax increase on traded U.S. goods in history. They passed a massive income tax increase from 24 percent to over 60 percent. They started passing a never ending stream of new government rules and regulations. And the government spent and spent and spent. Frantically trying to rescue the American economy from collapse.
The result? Disaster. Businesses failed, jobs were killed, and the economy tanked.
Roosevelt began “helping’ with even higher taxes, more rules and regulations, nonstop demonization of business, and massive spending on public works projects and new entitlement programs.
On January 1, 1936, income taxes were raised to 79 percent and a year later to 83 percent. Madness. But FDR was just getting warmed up. He also increased most other taxes, from estate to corporate and gift taxes. State and local taxes were also raised. Six years after Hoover was gone, SIX YEARS into FDR’s president, unemployment was at 20 percent.
Even FDR’s own Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau, bemoaned the fact the FDR spent a record amount of federal money and amassed a record amount of debt without creating jobs or stimulating the economy.
So, as I sit here tonight and think about how Obama continues to wage his war on the very thing that we all need: energy. And wonder:
Will Obama even mention the high price of gas and electric in his upcoming state of the union speech on Tuesday? Will he say this cold spell is global warming and therefore he will issue an executive order for “cap-and-trade” taxes to “save’ us all from ourselves?
Could he even resist it?
I’m hoping…for a GOD event, how about you?
I noticed this letter, from a very pissed off veteran, from one of my Glenn Beck emails. The Chief Master Sergeant, would like his passionate letter to Paul Ryan to become viral, so I am doing my part. Feel free to pass it around to everyone. He wrote it after he had gotten a request from Paul Ryan for a donation.
Congressman Paul Ryan
Today at 8:19 AM
Please note that this request by you for a cash donation from me is extremely unfortunate and very ill-timed. You see sir, I am one of the military retirees your “bipartisan” budget just impacted. You and every Republican (both in the House and Senate that voted to pass this travesty betrayed and broke trust with me and everyone like me. You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call, some of us at a very early age to willingly serve YOU and others LIKE YOU so you could safely attend college and pursue your personal ambitions without fear of harm.
You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY, without fail, without complaint, without enough money to sustain our loved ones we had to leave behind while we DID OUR JOB in every corner of the Earth. And for that service, we were given absolute assurance our so-called retirement benefits would be protected by law. The very law you shattered in your zeal to impress your Democratic cohorts in your back room deal–with the enemy. Yes, I said it. The liberal Democrats are an enemy to the American people and our Nation. Your lack of judgment and eagerness to compromise on the backs of us who protected you is sickening. Congressman, you and every Republican that voted for injuring military retirees have engaged in a complicit, sordid affair with the Democrats who’s objective has always been to dismantle the military. By climbing into their bed on this issue, you have confirmed you are absolutely no better than they and have proven it with your vote.
Congressman Ryan, the audacity which you display is noteworthy, but to unceremoniously snatch earned money from a small group that has added so much more value than the paltry $6B you looked to “save” (which is all smoke and mirrors and you know it), is reprehensible and insulting.
We have, despite the hardships, meager salaries and harsh conditions, have performed with honor and excellence…in silence, which is something most members of Congress have no idea about doing. Our job approval was, is and always be better than yours. We knew our mission and we got it done, then handed it off to a new generation in better shape than we found it.
Your ability to look us in the eye, take money from us (apparently there was ZERO, other source of waste within the federal government that you could have recovered this money from…right, got it), while simultaneously holding your hand out to beg (with passion) for our cash is stunning. Your actions have proven you do not have the tremendous intellect you’ve sold the American people on. I say, with all seriousness, Congressman, what you lack in intellect and spinal rigidity, you make up for in cajones.
I hope you and your cowardly, Republican “colleagues” hear a message from me loud and clear. You will NEVER receive another cent of financial support from me. Further, if you happen to be at a Capitol Hill dinner or at a K Street cocktail party with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Rep. Ron Barber, Sen. Jeff Flake or Sen. John McCain, I would be honored if you communicate with them that I am launching an effort to ensure NONE of you traitorous “representatives of the people” ever receive another vote from a military retiree. Remove me from your contact lists.
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
Yes, we all care. The video speaks for itself.
Didn’t Obama look really sincere in his speech about Syria tonight? The outstretched hand, that kept annoyingly clipping the podium—the practiced control, the wide- eye appeal to the world about “the children”, and the unbelievable diatribe about how chemical weapons will lead to nuclear weapons and we all will die sooner rather than later if Obama doesn’t strike . If we just let him put a few missiles in, Assad will give up.
And good news! We aren’t going to war. Dropping bombs is now considered in America…just a deterrent! It’s not war…it’s just a…like a traffic warning. Presidents can DO that, because that’s not war! See?
I’m not sure what stopped Obama, from attacking Assad at will before this—-but for once in his career…he had to stop and think. The people of the western world stood up to their leaders and said, “We’ve about had it with your wars.” If he did it alone, it would have been considered not only an impeachable act, but an international war crime. The elites of the world are getting paranoid.
You can only buy so many tickets to the dance.
When Obama didn’t get Britain’s backing, it was another Presidential ‘first.’ The people were not shocked by it, but I bet the diners in D.C. were filled with a lot of drunk politicians that night.
I think it was because he was black. (Just kidding, wanted to see if you were paying attention.)
When Obama’s only backers were the top Republicans in the Senate, that didn’t look good either for all his friends in Hollywood.
And then the news…the people of the United States said that they were against this war 100 to 1. Democrats AND Republicans AND Independents united in their protest.
All the lies and bloviating of Obama has come home to hit him in the face…he is the little boy who cried ‘wolf’ too many times. Nobody believes him anymore.
In the last few days, John Kerry, who is running for President in 2016, (go on…tell me he isn’t going to run against Hillary for the job) just couldn’t help spewing out ridiculous platitudes just to hear his own voice. And then, he messed up by making some Caesar like demand, and Putin came in on him like a gator on a zebra.
A Russian dictator makes an American President and his “wannabe” presidential Secretary of State: look like the dumbest kids on the block. Kerry insists that Assad give over the WMD’s and then Putin says, HEY, I agree, and gets Syria to do it! But then, you guys can’t attack us.
So there. I call your bluff. I win. And yes, he did.
But, back to the great speech in the FIRST part of his speech tonight, he went back to his original message: Assad needs to go, and he is going to do it…uh…right after this important message. The SECOND half of the speech was all about why he wasn’t going to do it.
And how he canceled the vote in the Senate because basically, he was told to. Some of those guys want to get reelected. But HE said it was because he wanted to see what Kerry did in Russia. (Kerry will drink Vodka, and then say a few stupid things, then come home.)
The Rhino’s and the Neo-Cons democrats, who are desperate to continue the fighting for the Saudi’s and Qatar. in the meantime are trying desperately to help Obama start his war.
Bill O’Reilly even compared the Syrian event to Hitler. America did not want to go to war then either, he said. What he didn’t say was that Pearl Harbor got us there. We had our Pearl Harbor on 9/11. And guess what? Ike is no longer on the planet.
If you believe in conspiracy’s, FDR helped instigate Pearl Harbor that got us into the war, because there was NO way the American people wanted to watch their sons and daughters die after WWI. Did he do that? Nobody Knows.
What we do know is that this Syrian War stuff is really about an oil pipeline and Sunni control of the Middle East. . Assad had given the rights to an oil and gas pipeline to run through to Europe to Russia, NOT Qatar.
Russian wants it’s ports, it’s gasoline line to Europe. Therefore, it’s the US and Saudi Arabia, VS Russia and Iran. Peachy.
Sadly, Richard Clarke may have been right. The plan has been, ever since Daddy Bush, to get involved in the Middle East, to ‘work’ for the Saudi Kings (Who now offer to pay our soldiers to take out Assad, heaven forbid they send THEIR sons.) Obama is just carrying out the plan.
The American people are finally saying, “What are WE going to get out of this?” And what ARE we going to get out of this? Somebody is getting something and it’s not us. I say follow the money all the way to the Presidential libraries built with Saudi money.
Obama says, no one will ever use gas on our soldiers ever again and Iran will not develop nukes if we strike.
Right. And if I cut the tree down in my neighbors yard, he is never going to plant another one.
O’Reilly interviewed Lou Grant tonight on his TV station, and Lou Grant, (and yes he is a socialist and yes I don’t really care for him) did a Putin. Bill asked him how could he witness little children in the world being gassed and killed, and Lou said “I don’t want to see any more children in Arlington.”
All of America saw it, and all of America said: Ditto that Lou.
I hate to say it, but Tomorrow is 9/11. Nobody Knows if America is attacked anywhere in the world, will Obama finally have his permission to get into the war in the Middle East.?
Nobody Knows, if tonight, some American politicians are lying in their beds tonight hoping..for just a small strategic strike……that’s all they’d need.