“It worse than I thought.”
I said this to myself, yesterday, as my husband and I were coming home from downtown St. Louis after making a trip to visit the Busch Brewery.
I hate to write about gloomy things, but really, I wonder if anybody else notices stuff like this.
Most every city in the United States has a highway system which passes around the main city: Chicago, Kansas City, L.A. Atlanta, all have highways that circle around the outskirts. If you are traveling East coming into St. Louis and going toward the Arch, you go north once you pass over the Mississippi, and get onto highway 70, heading North than West. Highway 70 will take you right out to Colorado.
If you go South, you won’t see what I just saw.
It’s been quite a while since I went downtown…many years in fact. The last time was before Obama was elected. And sure, the closer you got to downtown, the older the brick buildings were…all built during the 1940’s and up. And on the North side, there were factories.
But, so what? They were just old. Brick buildings can last forever if taken care of.
It’s about a 30 miles stretch of highway, and what I saw was beyond believe. Not one, not two, but hundreds, just hundreds of buildings falling down. It looked as if, a bomb had gone off. Roofs collapsed, whole sides of buildings gone, windows broken…complete devastation everywhere. For over 25 miles. Wow.
Why hadn’t I heard about this on my local stations? East St. Louis never looked this bad. Who owned all this property? This was a whole section of land, once developed with neighborhoods, and businesses and factories, and…I was shocked.
Shocked by two realizations: In ten years St. Louis is worse than most third world countries. And the fact that NOBODY anyway, in any news station, or paper, or pundit…nobody even talks or mentioned it. That to me was the most frightening realization of all.
You turn on the local news and they usually start out with: “And you local weather for today” and then they mentioned how many people were shot dead the night before. But, the state of the city? Not a word. Just who won the baseball game.
I have been living in my little neighborhood cocoon. I ignored the pawn shops, going up all around.
I even told myself that Ferguson, was a staged event…and I didn’t need to go to those stores anymore.
I have forgotten about the nuclear waste dump near my house, and that Zika is going to be making a big debut here this summer.
I have been living in some sort of denial. And trust me, if I could move out of this hell hole, I would.
I had NO idea just how bad it was.
What’s even funnier is that Obama decided to build a National government building to hold our records in North St. Louis. People will have to drive through this horrible landscape if they get a job there.
And if I want to depress myself further, I remember the fact that SOMEONE likes to destroy government buildings that hold FBI, CIA, and other classified records. Oklahoma City, and Building 7 were destroyed, to use two examples. They will build it, and sure enough, some how it will be destroyed.
The once thriving riverfront is now…dead. The city is filled with Muslims now.
Nobody talks about it.
The democratic mayor wants to sell the airport to…anybody really. China wants it, and I bet China will get it. Or the Saudi’s.
What I really am trying to say, that if they can hide how BAD the condition of the city is from you, you have to wonder…
How bad of shape IS the country in that we don’t know about?
For that matter, the world?
What I am trying to say is: what we see on TV every day, is smoke and mirrors. They act as if the country is okay, everything is normal.
The country is in much worse shape than any of us really know…and that’s why…people are leaving the cities.
The only building I saw among the rubble, that was new…looked like this:
St. Louis once had 850,000 people…it now has only about 350,000.
And at least a third of the population are Muslims. And yet,
Nobody Knows, and Nobody Cares…but me. What HAVE they done to our country?
Listening to the doomsday whining about the failure of the GOP Obamacare lite, I got to thinking about two men; Reagan and Edison.
But before I remember Ronald Reagan and Thomas Edison today, let me say this:
I think, after hearing about the “failure” of the Trump/Ryan health care repeal failing all day…I’m actually hopeful. It’s a GOOD thing it failed. FINALLY. It’s being debated as all legislation should be. And anybody with a brain knows it. While the cable news networks are all crying that this is the end of the GOP, it’s all nonsense.
Good thing I’m not on TV, I would be saying “Hey, remember, Obama GAVE us this nightmare, do you think we can fix it in a day?”
This should give us hope, not despair. Better a good plan, than one that will cripple us further. Everybody knew, except President Trump and Paul Ryan, that universal health care in America will leave the almost destroyed middle class bearing even more of a burden than they do now. I would LIKE to think that President Trump will see that his wish for universal health care is not what the people voted for. This country is not the America of 2000, the year Trump wrote about his desire for universal health care in his book. I would hope he sees, that even though it’s what he thinks is best, is NOT what America wants. Nor, is it in line with free markets.
So, yes, I’m happy tonight. You can’t fix stupid in a day. Mr. President…WE CAN WAIT.
Every day, I roll my mouse over a mousepad that I bought in Ft. Myers, Florida, in the gift shop at Thomas Edison’s winter home. It’s frayed around the edges, and worn, and yet, it’s one of my favorite things. It has a picture of Edison and the words:
“There is always a way to do it better….find it.”–Thomas Edison
That’s what ‘we the people’ should be demanding of Congress. Hey guys, start over. FIND a better way.
There’s another favorite item of mine, and it’s a book called The Notes. It was a collection of Ronald Reagan’s Private Collection of notes that he kept in his desk, mostly quotes from others that he used to live his life by.
Let me share a few of President’s Reagan’s favorites.
Regardless of theoretical pretensions, socialism is nothing but the application of dictatorial power— Leonard Read
(Universal health care IS socialism.)
The germ of dissolution of our Fed. govt. is in the Fed. Judiciary, an irresponsible body working like gravity, gaining a little today & a little tomorrow, & advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction until all shall be usurped from the states & the govt. of all be consolidated into one. –Thomas Jefferson
(9th Circuit Court, Obamacare.)
It will be of little avail to the people who laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow. –Alexander Hamilton
(Obamacare is HOW many pages long? Thousands?)
And last but not least:
A nation can survive its fools & even the ambitious but it cannot survive treason from within. For the traitor appears no traitor: he speaks in an accent familiar to his victims & wears their face & their garments….he rots the soul of the nation. He works secretly & unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city: he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. –Cicero
And so the infection of the ‘deep state’ is now to be feared. But hey! Thomas Edison didn’t give up. And because he didn’t give up to find that better way, the whole world was born anew.
Come on Congress…turn that light back on…go back to work…And Mr. President…
You KNOW….there has GOT to be a better way…FIND IT.
I watched the hearings today on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and no matter how many law examples the idiotic Democratic Senators cited, in order to trip him up, Judge Gorsuch was so far ahead of them and so much above repute, they were basically silenced into looking like fools if they dared attack him. And he did it all with a smile.
You know me, I have been worried that President Trump might appoint another Roberts, but no…the story Judge Gorsuch tells at the end…convinced me that yes, THIS man is one in million. My heart was struck with emotion when I heard his story for very personal reasons, because I once visited that graveyard in Boston, and for the same reason….searching for my ancestors, searching for America, searching for the profound birth of a great nation by a few courageous leaders of good heart and genius.
I was so overwhelmed at the site of those graves, that I ended up crying at the grave of James Otis, the lawyer who was instrumental in our fight against the Crown. While everybody else was wanting to go to lunch, I was having a profound emotional patriotic breakdown, leaning on the rock that was placed above his grave.
(You would have to know the life of James Otis.)
The tour guide of course, thought I was wacko, but then again, he was pretending to be Ben Franklin.
For Judge Gorsuch to even mention that graveyard to me, was a sign. The sign that the man was a true patriot, and our country would have a chance of not disappearing under some international ‘law’ but it would carry on as what it was always meant to be…
A nation ruled by laws, not men.
At least this Judge will try to see to it.
Anyway, I don’t know where or HOW President Trump found this man, but he is the best of the best, and a true American.
God blessed us with him. And if he doesn’t get confirmed, no doubt lighting will strike the Capitol.
Last week, there were two great speeches from CPAC that everyone should see. Two of my readers, Mrs .O, and ‘g’ man, turned me on to Sheriff’s Clarke’s great speech on the rule of law. Truly one of the best speeches ever given on the matter.
The other one was from Nigel Farage, who paints the whole picture of what’s happening to us all. The global revolution is what is happening. The rich elites do not want to let go of their power…and we have seen this with the recent appearance of X President George W. Bush siding with the Obamas against Trump, and Tony Blair, his partner in globalization trashing anybody who refutes their global plans for takeover of the world.
Any GOP Congress member who does not back Trump is on our list of enemies.
Nigel is the Thomas Paine of our revolution. Common Sense is back.
So, turn off the cable guys…because they don’t work for you. Eighty percent of the time its all about getting you to doubt your new President.
Instead, enjoy the common sense of these two great men.
This week, it’s George W. Bush VS Brian Cullinan.
One was our 43rd President. The other was an envelope pusher.
Let’s start with what everybody is talking about: Last night, at the Oscars, at the very moment everyone had been waiting for, the announcement of the movie of the year, which almost nobody has seen in my little neighborhood, came with great joy. The moment of anticipation was held by Faye Dunaway, who stood with the befuddled-looking, one-foot-out-of- the-dementia farm, Warren Beatty.
Yes…Beatty looked at the card and had tears in his eyes. Cleary, he did NOT want La La Land to win. Probably because of the audacity of it all. After all, nobody has written more movies about socialism and communism than Beatty, and what thanks did he get?
WAIT! Wrong winner. The gay black boy movie won. What? You were going to give another award to white people? On no you’re not! I was wondering if Michelle Obama didn’t call the producers and yell… “SAY WHAT!”
Well, all of this was blamed on the guy who handed out the envelope. It seems, Brain Cullinan, who loves to hang out and take selfies with movie stars, gave Warren the wrong envelope.
We all know movie stars aren’t smart enough to think about what they are reciting.
Therefore, pretty funny.
And then there’s George W. Bush. Okay. He’s got that, “I’m a good ol’ boy from Texas.” look down so well, that he would fit perfectly into the cast of the Walking Dead. And I’m not liking the fact, that I am starting to feel sorry for him.
All he does now is paint. I guess, he thinks that if he paints like the great Winston Churchill, history will remember him as a great war-time president.
The trouble is: he’s not. Most Americans remember Iraq as a mess, where thousands of our boys died, and tens of thousands of them came back with debilitating wounds.
So, George is trying to make up his image as caring about them. Don’t get me wrong,..I’m sure it’s sincere. But, too bad, you learned too late George, that some countries just do not WANT democracy.
You could have saved some lives if you had done your homework. Or…was that all about our military complex that Eisenhower warned us about?
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Is it Brian Cullinan, who got so flustered by all those tight-fitting dresses, with various bright and shining breasts standing next to him, no doubt reeking with intoxicating perfume, that he was so mesmerized, that he lost track of his cards and ruined the Oscars?
Or is it our X 43rd President who is trying to make up for the sins of his family?
Nobody SAYS…..George W. Bush wins. He wins because he just couldn’t help himself when Matt Lauer asked him about Trump: When asked about the fake news he said:
“It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves,” he said.
Gee George, where WERE you when Obama was setting the world on fire?
George say he wants an investigation into Trump and Russia. Not to mention, we all know Hillary was his pick. The man sitting in the Oval office now, came out and said that Bush’s war…was wrong. So, we understand how mad he must be. At least Obama didn’t say that.
But to this Nobody, it shows me that you care more about your image in history than you do America.
All those years with Obama, and you…said…nothing. So…it’s a bit late to take you seriously.
On a good note…keep up the painting.
You’re getting better…at least now you’re out of the shower.
Ticonderoga. That word had been going through my mind for no apparent reason for the last few weeks. I was fascinated by the mere sound: Ti…con…der…ro…ga. I would be looking at a sunset one day, and the word would pop up like a kernel looking for some butter…Ticonderoga.
So what?—You might say…well, tell me if this happens to you…
One night, I was finding some time where I had no chores, and so I went into my library, and thought…to myself, I’m going to just randomly grab one of those old National Geographic’s. After all, I have all the issues on the shelves that go to 1953. I stopped my subscription when the long time editor, Gilvert Hovey Grosvenor was retired, and the global warming idiots took control, but until then, I read every issue.
Ticonderoga was the last thing on my mind that night. So imagine my astonishment when I picked an issue by random, (August 1967) and started on the first article: From Sword to Scythe in Champlain Country, then …. opened it up and there it was: a picture of Fort Ticonderoga.
What are the odds?
So, here’s what I got out of this: Once upon a time,(in 1609) high up near the border of Canada, a French Explorer named Samuel de Champlain was helping out his Algonquian Indian friends, who had been fighting over the fishing rights of the waters. Their enemies were the Iroquois, who often helped the British. One day they were walking through the woods, and came upon three Iroquois chiefs, and Samuel shot them all dead with one shot from his arquebus. Even though the lake was named in his honor, the Five Nations never forgave Champlain, and 150 years later the Five Nations sided with the British in the French and Indian war, which the British won.
It was the French that built Fort Ticonderoga, but they made one big mistake: It’s location. Later it would prove to be an advantage for the British:
During the 1758 Battle of Carillon, 4,000 French defenders were able to repel an attack by 16,000 British troops near the fort. In 1759, the British returned and drove a token French garrison from the fort. During the American Revolutionary War, the fort again saw action in May 1775 when the Green Mountain Boys and other state militia under the command of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured it from the British in a surprise attack. Cannons captured were transported to Boston where their deployment forced the British to abandon the city in March 1776. The Americans held the fort until June 1777, when British forces under General John Burgoyne occupied high ground above it and threatened the Continental Army troops, leading them to withdraw from the fort and its surrounding defenses. The only direct attack on the fort took place in September 1777, when John Brown led 500 Americans in an unsuccessful attempt to capture the fort from about 100 British defenders.
Not only was it pretty far away from the river, the Fort was unprotected by the “high” ground above it.
What does this all have to do with anything?
Defense is probably the most important aspect of a country, or a life. The French should have made a better fort….picked a better location.
President Trump is right to build a wall, in brick, stone, and manpower. While the wacko left wants us to all believe that all men are created equal, and will all get along, we know reality. Make sure you are on high ground. America should always take the high ground.
Ticonderoga is Iroquois: It means: “It is the junction of two waterways.” Not far from my house is the junction of two waterways…the Mississippi and the Missouri…TICONDEROGA!
It’s really a beautiful sound. I think it should be right up there with the world “Geronimo!”
And I still have NO idea why I was lead to even look into it. Somebody up there is…just having too much fun.
Today I got a phone call: “Hi, this is June, would you like some Trump posters?” June is the head of the Republican party here in my little town. We didn’t really get off on a good footing because when I went to sign up to be a delegate, she sent me to the wrong place, where I was treated pretty rudely.
And they wonder why more people don’t get involved in local politics…
She actually came to apologize. I had never met her, but as we talked in my library, I asked her how she had gotten involved in the Republican Party.
“Well, I used to work for Procter and Gamble, and I lost my job. Then I started volunteering for Bush/Chevy.”
While she was talking, I was thinking that she looked like a hippie. No makeup, old jeans, and an old high school red jacket. Like the one Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future. Her hair looked a bit messed up. But, when she talked, all that didn’t matter. She was a full-blown patriot…knowledgeable and passionate about Trump and his win. She was 74, but had the energy of a 30-year-old.
June was a Lutheran who was proud of the fact that our city had thrown out Common Core, and many of the Lutheran schools were a big help to that.
I was thinking to myself…that it was simple people like this woman, who volunteered countless hours…putting up signs, calling people…and carefully building a ‘list’ of republicans, that made it possible for Trump to win against all odds.
Truly, the establishment has underestimated the average citizen. They have forgotten them all.
“But, I’m not a republican. I’m an Independent.” I said. No matter, I was on her list, which she was proud to say, she NEVER gave out to anyone.
Tonight, as I watched the President-elect at the concert given to him on the steps on the Lincoln memorial, I was watching his reaction to the patriotic songs of Toby Keith…moving his head to the patriotic music, and he looked just like one of us. I’m sure, when Obama danced, the blacks felt “He’s just like one of us.” I was wondering how much the “democrats” were hating the music…because there wasn’t a rapper singing racists lyrics anywhere to be found. It’s been more than a decade since we heard patriotic music of any kind.
The concert almost felt alien, sad to say. That’s how far the globalists have gone to destroy “nationalism.”
I was worried about Trump and his family. After all, even CNN was gleaming today, that if Donald Trump was assassinated then Obama could stay in power!
Nobody noticed but me, that there wasn’t much smiling going on in the Trump family. And where was his youngest son? Were they concerned about snipers? Was the threats of the terrorists getting to them? Tonight, I hear the jets going off near my house….(Boeing)
I wondered about what was coming tomorrow, because the noise from the left has been that they are going to war against Trump.
The picture of President Trump looking at Lincoln was moving, and I remembered what June told me this afternoon:
“None of the Democrats attended Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, she told me. They wanted to keep the slaves.”
We all know what’s coming.
The last week has been a disgusting example on the Hill, of the most radical democrats leading a repeat of the Salem Witch Hunt. I had to turn it off. Nasty. Really, uncalled for nastiness. And they’ve stalled his nominations, putting the whole country at risk once again.
So, I ask you, how are the Democrats of 2017 any different from the Democrats who protested Lincoln? The reason is pretty much the same. They want to keep the Americans citizens, and especially the blacks, as slaves to high taxes, government interference, and working for the global plantation owners at the top. Not to mention, a full-blown wave of global immigrants to work on the cheap.
It was said, Obama made his last phone call as president to Merkel in Germany. He also released more prisoners in one day…360…more than any other president.
At Davos this week, Joe Biden was afraid that the progressive liberal global plans would crumble due to “populism.”
“The purpose is clear: to collapse the liberal international order…and to return to a world where the strong impose its will through military might, corruption, and criminality, while weaker nations have to fall into line.”
Funny isn’t it. He is describing what the people of the world see now in Obama and the Democrats.
But, the really powerful are in panic: Christine Legarde, the head of the IMF said this:
“I want to be loud and clear: populism scares me…policy makers need to man up and pay for the social cohesion that we need to keep our societies advancing…it probably means more redistribution than we have in place at the moment and accept that this many be a higher tax burden on people. “
And that’s it: A higher tax on the poor people of America. .
As June was leaving, she turned to me and said,
”It’s horrible what they are doing to Trump. But, they are only destroying themselves. It will be the end of their party.”
I wanted to tell her that the Democratic party is dead. It’s now morphed into the black caucus of Marxist radicals. But…the phone rang, and she left.
The democrats (BLM) will bring out their thugs tomorrow…but there is one thing they just don’t get: For every thug, there will be an American who will…take it no more.
Soon, we will have the President we deserve. God be with him.
I was searching around YouTube tonight and came upon this. Not many things in life surprise me, but this did.
Truly…it broke my heart, because as an astute biographer of the Adams, I have always been a big fan of David McCullough. Yet, I always wondered how he could stand next to Bill Clinton, even to accept an award. Cleary he thought that Hillary would win, and he would be safe in his future earnings and rewards for the remaining years of his life.
Poor man. I feel sorry for him. Duped by his peers.
I listed a few of the comments posted below this video, and one of my own.
It’s sad when you learn you’re hero’s aren’t perfect…but even more maudlin when you find out they are men of little character. I really did think David McCullough, since he was so well read, was smarter than that.
Tell me, David….Does Hillary Clinton have character? Really? She lied about Benghazi She committed a felony. She will go down as one of the worst Secretary of States in history. (Don’t worry, you won’t have to write that book.)
Did she have the ability to rule the nation? Just ask the Secret Service man who guarded her for years. He was so afraid for the nation after being around her every day that he went on every cable channel on TV to warn us about her temperament.
He worked for five Presidents. I think I’ll take his word over yours.
Was she responsible? No. Not after letting every country in the world hack her computer. She put her own ambitions before the country’s national security, and basically had a money laundering racket going
Where were you all year?
Did she have the experience? Well, Hillary did have experience— 40 years of doing nothing but making speeches about all that she was going to do. History will show she did more damage than good, and I for one am glad that you don’t have to write that.
Really…sad. One of our greatest historians was brought by a medal and the globalist/corporates that have ruined us all.
This video was taken in July of 2016, so David was trying to get people to support Hillary.
On the other hand, I’m glad I saw this. It was truly, a learning experience.
“That Mr. Lincoln is not our free choice for President, that we do not consider him qualified for the position he occupies, that we consider him wholly unqualified, is well-known to our readers. We have never been able to discover in him a single quality in any special manner fitting him to be President of the United States at any time, and especially in times like the present; and we have found in him no quality not eminently unfitting him for his high office, except, perhaps, his patience, his good humor, and capacity to labor, he has not the mental qualities, the education, the habits, the manners, the personal presence and dignity, the knowledge of history, philosophy, literature, civilization, men and things, or of the human heart itself, that we demand in the Chief Magistrate of a great people. Of his nomination in 1860, we said in the language of Daniel Webster : ‘It is a nomination eminently unfit to be made.’ There is scarcely a county in any of the States in the Union, which could not furnish a hundred men, any one of whom would be less unfit to be President than he was when inaugurated March 4, 1861.” — Brownson’s Quarterly Review, April, 1864
Our ancestors heard this sort of hysterical outrage-mongering rhetoric before. It happens whenever an outsider or quasi-outsider, perhaps new or dirty money from the wrong social class, is nominated over the wishes of a long-ineffectual establishment that lacks the gift of self-reflection and historical perspective. McCullough has dedicated so much of his life to painting an inspiring picture of American unity in times of crisis that he’s forgotten that it’s not actually true. America can survive division. Americans who hate each other can successfully work together without ever once changing their opinion of each other. That is the lesson to be learned if the republic is to survive.
I have read many of McCullough’s books, and I like his writing; however, his analysis in this situation is full of shit. We need a sovereign nation again, and we shall have one again if Trump is elected. If Hillary wins, we can kiss our country good-bye. She is totally owned by the globalist one wonders.
Wow…I am a descendant of the original Henry Adams, and I couldn’t disagree more with Mr. McCullough here. Donald Trump is exactly the man we need right now…its sad that the great David McCullough does not see what is going on.
John Adams, as David has taught us, valued honesty. Trump has that in busloads. He is ONE Of us. Our politicians, have failed us miserably, and lied to us with every breath. None of the founders were politicians, remember Mr. McCullough? It was you who taught us that great history. For you to not see, the complete corruption of the once great system that our founders gave us, and attack a man who the corporate run media does NOT want, like you, in this seat of power, breaks my Adam’s heart.
You have missed the revolution that is going on, because you are, with the very elites that have you blind to what’s happening. Maybe you should take a car trip to the country you so love to write about, and talk to them.
The American people want our country back. We have been learning, thanks to you and the rest of many hardworking historians, just how horribly taxed we are, and how socialism is the new norm for the “politicians” that you so crave to keep. They don’t effect you dear sir: You are part of the Lords now. But the rest of us are sick to the core of what has happened in our country. I don’t care if a dog catcher from Peoria, was elected, he would do a better job than the small elite who rule now.
Donald Trump will be one of our greatest presidents….you watch.
Anyway, sad, sad, day…My endearing mentor Mr. McCullough, may have reported the history of the United States with brilliant words, but, he never grasped the true spirit of our founders. Thanks to you…this ‘Adams’ born many years later on Bunker Hill Day…has. And its in the hearts of millions of my fellow patriotic Americans.
Thanks to YOU, this nobody saw the founder’s spirit in Donald Trump right from the start. I’m sure that’s not what you were hoping for, but there you go. Because of you, Tom Hanks gave us that great series on him.
(Tom Hanks, another Obama/Hillary supporter. Are you all seeing a pattern here?)
I mean really. How can artist put out such patriotic movies and books, and be flaming liberals? Is it really all about the money?
I suggest you sing a song, have a hot toddy, and invite some of your elite comrades over from the university and try to figure it out. Clearly, you have not been thinking about history at all.
Life is so Ironic: The great historian of the founders, doesn’t even recognize a true patriot when he sees it.
I suggest you enjoy that medal you got from Bill Clinton. After all…he was a “politician” to your liking.
John Glenn, a man who was the personification of the American Alpha-male, (go ahead and shake, you cupcakes), did not only serve as a great soldier, but he was the quintessence of what American stood for: advancement, greatness, and reaching out beyond the stars.
A democrat, JFK, helped launch a man to the moon, and yet, it was the democrat, Obama that shuttled our space program and put the whole thing into moth balls.
Private companies now try to achieve what NASA once did. Mostly I think, because lots of men plan to get rich off the stocks.
John Glenn, was one of the greatest men in history. Very quiet. But in his older years, he let everyone know, what a big mistake it was to close down the Shuttle.
Another one of Obama’s great blunders.
This weekend we can all watch, and rejoice, that John Glenn, was an American, and how LUCKY were we, the ones who were there to witness it all.
God Bless John Glenn, and let’s hope, that his life will inspire Congress to try to bring BACK our space program.
(Don’t miss the video above: Picture any of these guys getting coloring books.)
Nobody Reads History of General Sherman
Every dweeby liberal that speaks, is wondering how Donald Trump won: It’s pretty simple really: Hillary is not a leader. Donald Trump is. We see this how in how he ran his campaign.
Americans love leaders, AND winners.
So….I found these “leadership” words of advice tonight, from a historical General who helped win the Civil War, and thought I’d share:
A small excerpt from The Annals of America: General Sherman writes: Military Lessons of the War (1875)
“Other great difficulties experienced by every general, are to measure truly the thousand-and-one-reports that come to him in the midst of conflict, to preserve a clear and well-defined purpose at every instant of time: and to cause all efforts to converge to that tend.
To do these things he must know perfectly the strength and quality of each part of his own army as well as that of his opponent, and must be where he can personally see and observe with his own eyes and judge with his own mind. No man can properly command an army from the rear: he must be “at its front”: and when a detachment is made, the commander thereof should be informed of the object to be accomplished and left as free as possible to execute it in his own way: and when an army is divided up into several parts, the superior should always attend the one which he regards as most important.
Some men think that modern armies may be so regulated that a general can sit in an office and play on his several columns as on the keys of a piano: this is a fearful mistake. The directing mind must be at the very head of the army —must be seen there and the effect of his mind and personal energy must be felt by every officer and man present with it to secure the best results. Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”
Tell me, after reading these words of General Sherman, who do you think the General would like more: Donald Trump or Barak Obama?
If you said Hillary Clinton, do not pass GO. And go back to square one.
Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
He was short, pudgy, and cantankerous, but the country would not exist without the actions and hard work of John Adams. Thomas Jefferson wrote the most famous political document in history, but it was John Adams and his cousin Sam who truly set the country on the course for our very Independence.
Besides being the ONLY founder who owned no slaves due to principles, this nobody wonders why John Adams did not earn his rightful place with a monument on the Mall. As David McCullough, one of America’s most famous historians, pointed out once, John Adams, was truly the ‘conductor’ of the band.
Dick Morris sets history straight.
We may all think that the Clintons are the biggest criminals ever to hold up in the White House, but will the crimes we have been hearing about for the last twenty years even make it into future American history books?
Probably not, if history is any indication. And don’t think the Clintons don’t know that.
Let’s take the usual history told of that good-old-boy Texan: LBJ. What do you hear of when you hear anything about LBJ? That he was a civil rights champion, and nobody helped the blacks more than he did, right? That he was a smart politician. And that he was the father of that wonderful New Deal.
Yes, we have LBJ to thank for the massive welfare state that morphed into the monstrosity that allows 49% of the working people to ‘support’ the other 51% of the people who don’t even pay taxes.
That’s not in the Constitution, but, LBJ, like all fellow democrats, are very good at spending other people’s money…if it’s gets them votes. And that’s why they don’t teach the Constitution much in school anymore.
But…before Bill and Hillary Clinton’s massive crimes, LBJ was setting them a fine blueprint to follow.
It wasn’t just Alinsky who knew how to “work the system.”
From A History of the American People, (P.870-871)
There was a dark side to Johnson. He was unscrupulous. In Texas politics, where he acted as a fund-raiser for FDR, he was closely linked to his contractor ally, Brown & Root, for which he had negotiated enormous government contracts to build the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. The company illegally financed Johnsons’ unsuccessful 1941 Senate campaign, and from July 1942, IRS agents began to investigate both them and LBJ himself. They found overwhelming evidence not only of fraud and breaches of the Hatch Act in the use of campaign money, but of lawbreaking in many other aspects of Brown & Root’s business, including tax evasion of over $1 million. Both LBJ and Herman Brown, head of the firm who had begun life as a two-dollar-a-day rod carrier for a surveyor, could have gone to jail for many years. The investigation was derailed as a result of the direct intervention of FDR himself, January 13, 1944, and the matter ended with a simple fine: no indictment, no trail, and no publicity. After the LBJ was involved in various Texan political intrigues of a more or less unlawful nature and in building up a personal fortune (most of it in the name of his wife, the long-suffering ‘Lady Bird” Johnson) in radio-TV stations and land.
There was also the case of Robert G. (‘Bobby”) Baker, a gangling South Carolinian who had served Johnson as secretary and factotum in the years when he was Senate leader. Baker was known, on account of his power and influence, as “the hundred and first Senator,’ and LBJ said of him, fondly: “I have two daughters. If I had a son, this would be the boy…(He is) my strong right arm, the last man I see at night, the first one I see in the morning.” In the autumn of 1963 a private suit against Baker in a federal court, alleging that he had improperly used his influence in the Senate to obtain defense contracts for his own vending-machine firm, provoked a spite of similar accusation against his probity, and in a number of them LBJ was involved. The accusations were so serious that, just before his assassination, Kennedy was considering dropping LBJ from his 1964 ticket, even though he feared that to do so would imperil his chances of carrying Texas and Georgia. At Republican urging, the Senate agreed to investigate the case. But by the time LBJ was president and the full weight of his office was brought to bear to avoid the need for testimony either from Johnson himself or from his aide Walter Jenkins, who possessed a good deal of guilty knowledge. The Senate committee, on which Democrats outnumbered Republican six to three, voted solidly on party lines to protect the President.
So…who benefited the MOST from JFK’s death? LBJ
Where was he killed? (Texas) Who controlled Texas? (LBJ)
HOW many books have been written suggesting the obvious, the LBJ arranged it all?
Only few. and good luck finding them. .
Sadly, it’s not just the Clintons who are doing the “pay for play” it’s the whole damn Congress. Saudi Arabia has been spreading their millions to every man and women in the House and Senate.
Years from now, Hillary will be remembered as a champion of human AND woman’s rights. She will be said to have been the smartest women ever to hold office.
As for her crimes, Obama has protected her, just like FDR protected LBJ.
The powerful never go to jail.
So, what do you think the history books will say if Hillary becomes President?
Will she order all books to erase all her many crimes? And will Bill Clinton be marked as just another ho-hum President, who was not NEAR as great as his wife?
Hillary will make sure of it.
It’s up to the American people to write their own history, and it starts with electing Donald Trump.
Let’s make Jefferson proud.
Donald Trump has declared that Obama and Hillary built ISIS, and in this video, Dick Morris explains how, but he didn’t go FAR enough, did he now?
Obama, as commander-in -chief, the Nobel Prize Peace winner, together with his crime partner Hillary, has been the biggest arms dealer in the world. To anybody with eyes, it looks like Obama formed this ISIS army down to its signature uniform of black pants, shirts, and white tennis shoes. Pretty close to the black Panthers.
The first time I saw that uniform I thought, what did Obama do, design this himself?
Come on! Muslims wearing uniforms!? AND hot black on top of it? And with white tennis shoes? REALLY?
Sure, the Americans left and ISIS moved in, but if Obama and Hillary hadn’t have made sure they got billions of dollars worth of prime U.S. military hardware, they would have gone back to their usual days of just beating up their women.
The amount of U.S. weapons GIVEN to ISIS by Obama, is so obscene that there is no question it was all done on purpose. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
ON PURPOSE. Just like how Obama sent a load of cash to Iran. He did it illegally. He did it on purpose. It’s all to help out his Muslim army.
Once upon a time they crucified Ronald Reagan for the Iran/Contra affair which was peanuts compared to what Obama has done.
When Obama took our soldiers out of Mosul, ISIS got a pretty nice bundle of heavy military hardware. Obama just left that stuff there. No other commander in the history of warfare would have LEFT the enemy with enough weapons to wipe out whole nations.
But Obama did. And nobody…NOBODY called him on it. Well…very few.
Consider: Mosul, Baghdad, Afghanistan, Ramadi:
After capturing Iraq’s largest oil refinery, and becoming the “world’s richest terrorist organization” by looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) from banks in Mosul, the Islamists have now captured a massive chemical weapons complex. We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Iraqi state television.
(So, is ASSAD dropping those chemical weapons on his people, or is it ISIS?) When was the last time you heard that ISIS had gotten Saddamn’s chemical weapons?
No? Me neither.
ISIS fighters on Thursday seized the al-Muthanna complex, located 60 miles north of Baghdad, which was a central base of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program and stores hundreds of tons of lethal mustard and sarin gas, reports the Telegraph.
And THIS from 2015:
The ISIS fleet of captured U.S. military vehicles, including M1A1 tanks, grew by more than 100 when Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) fled the provincial capital of Ramadi 60 miles west of Baghdad and abandoned their equipment, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Congress felt pretty bad about all those stolen weapons so: Congress turned around new Humvees and $12.5 billion, with 1000 new Humvees, machine guns, and grenade launchers. Approximately 25 billion U.S. dollars.
And let’s not forget it cost over 153 million to train FIVE Iraq men, and even they left. The silence from Congress is…almost unbelievable.
It’s now been proven that Obama and Hillary were running weapons to ISIS….and it was being arranged through Benghazi.
Hillary denied it, but it’s true, as Dick Morris points out.
So, can we truly say without a shadow of a doubt that Obama and Hillary actually gave birth to Isis?
You have to ask, ISIS is growing like a spider’s web covering all corners of the globe and where is it getting the money? The Pentagon can’t account for $8.5 TRILLON dollars.
I want to know, where did all that money go? And more importantly, how come our government can STEAL trillions, and yet, if we steal…we can go to jail.
Wake up people: You’re government is out of control.