“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.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.—Abraham Lincoln.
Nothing is more boring than an x-American President deciding to come out of the woodwork, and try to make himself loved and popular again, unless of course, it’s ANOTHER x-American President doing the same thing.
Both Obama and Bush have joined together in the holy matrimony of war against Donald Trump, which IS basically…war against the United States. They’re sycophantic behavior for each other is enough for me to look for the nearest barf bag.
They really don’t care about us at all. No. The two biggest egos since Narcissist saw his own image in the water, have only one mission: to destroy. Neither one of them can STAND that President Donald J. Trump…sits in the Oval Office, and dares to undo all they hold dear.
Okay. So maybe they have good reason to hate Trump. After all, he told the country EXACTLY what he thought of them both. (Which by the way, was what most of the country thought.) Obama’s legacy was Obamacare, and President Donald Trump called it a “disaster.”
George W.’s legacy was the Iraq war, which Trump said over and over was a “big mistake.”
Whoa. The truth hurt their little feelings. Don’t tell me that Bush doesn’t know that Iraq was a big failure in EVERY aspect. And his silence for 8 years while Obama’s completely destroyed whatever successes our men and women gained, were ‘deplorable.’ (Hillary DID give us some nifty words.)
Sorry George…painting the picture of the men who were damaged by their “Commander- in- Chief ” just doesn’t make up for the fact that you made a BIG mistake.
Bush said today on some TV program that he was drawing the pictures of the men who served under him: as their “Commander-in-chief.” In his mind, he was a GREAT commander. Sure, you just keep putting out that BS Mr. Bush.
On top of that Obama still thinks he’s president.
We are dealing with two very warped personalities, and it’s pretty sad to see.
George W. Bush has the look of an alcoholic. The big red nose gives it away. Trust me, I worked in bars all my life, where the alcoholics were the norm. On TV, he has that glassy-eyed look that many of them get later in life.
I’m not sure which man is more despicable…. the one who is staging the first American coup, or the one who has come out of his room of mirrors to help him.
What IS a fact, is how they both put out this image that they are such DECENT guys…Bush puts on “I’m the good old Texas guy next door.” (which help get him elected) and Obama’s façade is all-knowing, and never wrong, Buddha, master of manipulation.
Here’s two paragraphs that I think, describes the two men and how they play their power:
From The 48 Laws of Power:
BUSH: “The good old boy.”
“To some people the notion of consciously playing power games—no matter how indirect …seems evil, asocial, a relic of the past. They believe they can opt out of the game by behaving in ways that have nothing to do with power. (I’m a painter now!) You must beware of such people, for while they express such opinions outwardly, they are often among the most adept players at power. They utilize strategies that cleverly disguise the nature of the manipulation involved. These types, for example, will often display their weakness and lack of power as a kind of moral virtue. But true powerlessness, without any motive or self-interest, would not publicize its weakness to gain sympathy or respect. Making a show of one’s weakness is actually a very effective strategy, subtle and deceptive, in the game of power
Obama: The redistributor
Another strategy of the supposed non player is to demand equality in every area of life. Everyone must be treated alike (unless of course, it’s him), whatever their status and strength. But if, to avoid the taint of power, you attempt to treat everyone equally and fairly, you will confront the problem that some people do certain things better than others. Treating everyone equally means ignoring excel. Again, many of those who behave this way are actually deploying another power strategy, redistribution people’s rewards in a way they determine.
So there again, I’m bored with them both.
I’m more frightened of these two men than any Muslim, Russian, or Kim Jung Hung Ho, because they are simply out to destroy America, or what is left after their ‘legacies.”
And Nobody would care if they both disappeared.
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.
Nobody Remembers Thanks to an Email
I got this last week (thanks to ‘g’ man.) —John Quincy Adams, gave a very important history lesson in American government and what THEY meant by it, back in the day our government was created.
Everybody should give it a read, least we forget.
In fact, send it to Nancy Pelosi, since she is having trouble remembering even whose President.
Enjoy the mind of the man who had the highest IQ of any President then or now. (Wait…what’s Trump’s? )
John Adams’ son, John Quincy, was 9 when the Declaration of Independence was written, 20 when the Constitution was framed, and from his teen years, served in various capacities in both the Legislative and Executive branches of the government, including as President. His words on this subject should be instructive on the subject at hand.
In 1839, JQA was invited by the New York Historical Society to deliver the “Jubilee” Address honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington. He delivered that lengthy discourse which should be read by all who love liberty, for it traced the history of the development of the ideas underlying and the actions leading to the establishment of the Constitution which structured the United States government. His 50th-year summation seems to be a better source for understanding the kind of government the Founders formed than those of recent historians and politicians. He addresses the ideas of “democracy” and “republic” throughout, but here are some of his concluding remarks:
“Every change of a President of the United States, has exhibited some variety of policy from that of his predecessor. In more than one case, the change has extended to political and even to moral principle; but the policy of the country has been fashioned far more by the influences of public opinion, and the prevailing humors in the two Houses of Congress, than by the judgment, the will, or the principles of the President of the United States. The President himself is no more than a representative of public opinion at the time of his election; and as public opinion is subject to great and frequent fluctuations, he must accommodate his policy to them; or the people will speedily give him a successor; or either House of Congress will effectually control his power. It is thus, and in no other sense that the Constitution of the United States is democratic – for the government of our country, instead of a Democracy the most simple, is the most complicated government on the face of the globe. From the immense extent of our territory, the difference of manners, habits, opinions, and above all, the clashing interests of the North, South, East, and West, public opinion formed by the combination of numerous aggregates, becomes itself a problem of compound arithmetic, which nothing but the result of the popular elections can solve.
“It has been my purpose, Fellow-Citizens, in this discourse to show:-
“1. That this Union was formed by a spontaneous movement of the people of thirteen English Colonies; all subjects of the King of Great Britain – bound to him in allegiance, and to the British empire as their country. That the first object of this Union, was united resistance against oppression, and to obtain from the government of their country redress of their wrongs.
“2. That failing in this object, their petitions having been spurned, and the oppressions of which they complained, aggravated beyond endurance, their Delegates in Congress, in their name and by their authority, issued the Declaration of Independence – proclaiming them to the world as one people, absolving them from their ties and oaths of allegiance to their king and country – renouncing that country; declared the UNITED Colonies, Independent States, and announcing that this ONE PEOPLE of thirteen united independent states, by that act, assumed among the powers of the earth, that separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitled them.
“3. That in justification of themselves for this act of transcendent power, they proclaimed the principles upon which they held all lawful government upon earth to be founded – which principles were, the natural, unalienable, imprescriptible rights of man, specifying among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – that the institution of government is to secure to men in society the possession of those rights: that the institution, dissolution, and reinstitution of government, belong exclusively to THE PEOPLE under a moral responsibility to the Supreme Ruler of the universe; and that all the just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed.
“4. That under this proclamation of principles, the dissolution of allegiance to the British king, and the compatriot connection with the people of the British empire, were accomplished; and the one people of the United States of America, became one separate sovereign independent power, assuming an equal station among the nations of the earth.
“5. That this one people did not immediately institute a government for themselves. But instead of it, their delegates in Congress, by authority from their separate state legislatures, without voice or consultation of the people, instituted a mere confederacy.
“6. That this confederacy totally departed from the principles of the Declaration of independence, and substituted instead of the constituent power of the people, an assumed sovereignty of each separate state, as the source of all its authority.
“7. That as a primitive source of power, this separate state sovereignty, was not only a departure from the principles of the Declaration of Independence, but directly contrary to, and utterly incompatible with them.
“8. That the tree was made known by its fruits. That after five years wasted in its preparation, the confederation dragged out a miserable existence of eight years more, and expired like a candle in the socket, having brought the union itself to the verge of dissolution.
“9. That the Constitution of the United States was a return to the principles of the Declaration of independence, and the exclusive constituent power of the people. That it was the work of the ONE PEOPLE of the United States; and that those United States, though doubled in numbers, still constitute as a nation, but ONE PEOPLE.
“10. That this Constitution, making due allowance for the imperfections and errors incident to all human affairs, has under all the vicissitudes and changes of war and peace, been administered upon those same principles, during a career of fifty years.
“11. That its fruits have been, still making allowance for human imperfection, a more perfect union, established justice, domestic tranquility, provision for the common defense, promotion of the general welfare, and the enjoyment of the blessings of liberty by the constituent people, and their posterity to the present day.
“And now the future is all before us, and Providence our guide.”
In an earlier paragraph, he had stated:
“But this institution was republican, and even democratic. And here not to be misunderstood, I mean by democratic, a government, the administration of which must always be rendered comfortable to that predominating public opinion . . . and by republican I mean a government reposing, not upon the virtues or the powers of any one man – not upon that honor, which Montesquieu lays down as the fundamental principle of monarchy – far less upon that fear which he pronounces the basis of despotism; but upon that virtue which he, a noble of aristocratic peerage, and the subject of an absolute monarch, boldly proclaims as a fundamental principle of republican government. The Constitution of the United States was republican and democratic – but the experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived; and it was obvious that if virtue – the virtue of the people, was the foundation of republican government, the stability and duration of the government must depend upon the stability and duration of the virtue by which it is sustained.”
I have a friend who writes for a famous online website, and in one of his last emails he was all upset about President Trump. He repeated almost verbatim the constant criticisms we hear everywhere, and which we will hear tonight, if we watch the Grammys. He is a very intelligent guy, but he married into a very rich and liberal California family, and I wonder, just why, he doesn’t give the stuff he hears every day more discerning attention. And sadly, I realized, there are many more like him. As Goebbels said famously, if the lie is big enough and you repeat it enough, people believe it.
And there are a lot of big lies making the headlines today.
The producer of the Grammy’s, which are on tonight, has given the star’s complete permission to blast away at our new President. Musicians, and I can attest to this, have just as big as ego’s as the movie stars, and I expect Adele to try to top Meryl Streep. Does she think she’s the best singer to ever grace the planet? Probably. But that’s no reason to spoil our night, is it?
What is insane is the annoying crying of how they: rich movie stars, and black people, and gay people, and Hispanics and let’s throw poodles in there for good measure— yes, they are ALL, every single one of them being attacked by the “white supremacists” —Those…homophobic, Islamophobia, horrible and deplorable people who voted for President Trump.
Meryl Streep, for instance, attacked our President while the world was watching, and is SHOCKED that she is getting threats.
“It’s terrifying to put the target on your forehead,” she said. “And it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brown shirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is if you feel you have to. You have to! You don’t have an option. You have to.”
Okay. Notice the word “Brown shirts.” What Meryl Streep, and many of her paid attackers are doing are themselves creating the very same thing that happened in Nazi Germany.
They are attacking…a certain brand of people. Mostly, hard-working, patriotic, white people, who mostly support the other half of the country that does NOT work. They remember the old America, and they aren’t really excited about the new socialistic and yes, fascistic life being forced on them.
As I’ve written here a hundred times, when a democrat accuses a conservative of anything, it’s exactly what they are doing. If there’s a crime, Democrats are committing the very crime, they are accusing the Republicans of.
And the crime that Obama, Sanders, Hillary… in fact the whole party of progressive (Remember, the communists changed their name to progressives long ago) losers are committing the very same crime committed by Hitler in Nazi Germany.
The Jews were attacked. The Jews were blamed for Germany’s problems.
Now, add to the Jews, the white man.
The new Jew in America IS the white man. If he does not agree with the liberal party line, then the white man must be brought into the fold, and shamed, yes, just like the Jews were in Germany, shamed into suffering from the crime…of being white.
I’m surprised they haven’t gotten around to making us all wear white armbands.
Obama started this shaming. Every single chance he got, he ‘shamed’ us all for being “racist.” Obama fanned the fires of racism in Ferguson and Baltimore, and the mall riots. He is still doing it. He ignored all the knockout games going on all through the 8 years he was President. He tried to shame us for wanting our “guns and religion.”
To further attack the white (Jew), universities now have classes teaching how NOT to act like a white supremacist, and how to spot them, like this one at Notre Dame.
Sociology 25280, or “White Privilege Seminar: An Introduction to the Intersections of Privilege,” is a one-credit, six-week preparatory sociology class designed to educate and train ten carefully selected students on the definitions of and causes and effects of white privilege, according to the course description.
White privilege? Trust me. No middle class white person in America feels “privileged.”
Go ahead…type in ‘White supremacy” and see the attacks on white people. One title said, What can educators do about white supremacy?
I want to know how many of these educators have looked at their white skin lately, and wonder if that’s why they make the big bucks…and if they believe that, then why aren’t they giving up their jobs to a Muslim, or a black teacher?
Last night we went to the movie, John Wick. There was a trailer before the movie done by Whoopi Goldberg to be shown on ABC, where she is portrayed as some kind of hero, shaming the white man for victimizing women, gays, blacks… whatever. Be sure not to watch it if you’re white.
Also, I’d pass up Netflick’s new series on “Dear White People” where you will be shamed into hearing how bad you are, never mind that your only crime is that you are white.
When Madonna said she wanted to “blow up the white house” she meant it.
But there’s one thing that the white man of America has that the Jews of Germany didn’t have.
We still have the numbers, our guns, and our belief in God. We have the good God that doesn’t behead you if you don’t worship him, or call you a white supremacist if you love your country, and are proud of the heritage of your ancestors.
There is a line in Amistad, where Cinque, the slave, talks of his ancestors. It’s one of my favorite lines in any movie.
Tell me, is there any man or woman on earth who could not utter those same lines? Why should anyone of any color be ashamed of the color of their skin? Why should white people?
No other group on this planet has done more for humanity. That’s not to say that a black, or brown, or any other ethnic group could not have achieved the same…but they didn’t. Why?
Not because of the color of their skin, or the country they are from, but from something that one ‘tribe’ of people seemed to have known: Freedom is the key. Despite the dark hour of slavery, it was the white man who gave us the “rule of law.” Based on the ten commandments, it has been the rock upon great nations were built.
The white man, have given us just about every convenience we have today, from Tom Edison lighting up the world, to computers, to cell phones, to, you name it. The Jews have won more Nobel prizes than any other group of people.
Was this due to white privilege? No. It was sheer determination to make life better for themselves.
Education. Good law. A willingness to make mistakes and keep trying. And hard work. Simple formulas that spell success.
White people are not the enemy. President Trump is not the enemy.
The truth is the rise of the Progressives will damn us all to being just another socialist tyrannical country. They are the ones that are following in Hitler’s footsteps, and they have the backing of the global corporations whose real motivation is not the progress of humanity, but the control of them.
For they will lead the world into darkness.
No…we didn’t start the fire, but we did light up the world. We defeated the Nazi’s. We saved the world more times than we’ve ever gotten credit for.
The truth is nobody is privileged in this world. We could all die tomorrow, no matter what age or color. The real prejudiced people are the ones trying to shame you into believing that you have no right to save your country, and the ones you love.
Man was put on earth to survive. As President Trump said: “We either have a country, or we don’t.” It’s not up to the rich progressive globalist who should become Americans.
It’s up to the Americans. And no amount of shaming us is going to change that. Americans should call to their ancestors, like Cinque did.
For we are the reason that they existed at all.
Nobody Gets Email
Since it’s Superbowl Sunday, and I don’t know about you, but I wish Lady Gaga would just sing…but we all know that we are going to be sort of ‘forced’ to watch Lady Gaga rip Trump apart at half time, so if you don’t want to be browbeaten with propaganda, I suggest you just go get something to eat.
I thought I’d post this email today especially….this is someone who Lady Gaga would NEVER declare a “hero”. All the more reason for us to.
Yes, he was white. God help us. (And God did.)
I didn’t know about this guy, but I thought everyone should, so…there you go.
Anyway, enjoy the game….Hopefully, it will be a good game.
(Thanks to my brother Gary.)
Van T. Barfoot died
Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the flag pole down on his Virginia property a while back? You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to take down the flag pole on his property along with the large American flag he flew on it. Now we learn who that old man was.
On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg, Texas. That probably didn’t make news back then. But twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano, Italy, that same Van T. Barfoot, who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set out alone to flank German machine gun positions from which gunfire was raining down on his fellow soldiers.
His advance took him through a minefield but having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly take out three enemy machine gun positions, returning with 17 prisoners of war.
And if that weren’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.
That probably didn’t make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam, a well-deserved Congressional Metal of Honor.
What did make the news…Was his Neighborhood Association’s’ quibble with how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home. Seen the HOA rules said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were “unsuitable”.
Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing court action unless he agreed to take it down.
Then the HOA story made national TV, and the Neighborhood Association rethought its position and agreed to indulge this aging hero who dwelt among them.
“In the time I have left”, he said to the Associated Press, “I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference.” As well he should.
And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to contest him further, they might have done will to read his Metal of Honor citation first. Seems it indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn’t particularly good at backing down.
If you got this email and didn’t pass it on…guess what…I sent this to you, because I didn’t want MY butt kicked!
WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE, AND BECAUSE OF OLD MEN LIKE VAN BARFOOT!
(And that’s why I’m rooting for the Patriots!)
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.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Now, hopefully, the relatives that voted for Hillary and the relatives that voted for Trump, eat so much turkey they fall asleep instead of fighting.
If you are driving, or flying…be safe.
As for me, I’m just thankful we have a full house of conservative cards.
Let’s pray, they don’t blow it.
Those of us who have lived passed the 50 mark, are weary. Just tonight, I watched the third episode of the new sitcom series “Designated Survivor” tonight, and the storyline was SO full of the global elites’ propaganda, I really don’t see how anybody with any sense can watch it further.
The message tonight was “If the U.S. is attacked by Muslims, the government WILL come down on you if you bother the good Muslims here.” The Americans are portrayed as bigots, and racists and of course, the Muslims who works for the President is highly patriotic. Right. The ‘President’ is a beloved liberal, who becomes great of course.
There is so much social engineering in this it’s enough to make you gag.
Donald Trump, a man who had the most votes in primary HISTORY, is being attacked with full force of every department of the government, the media, and Hollywood, and by the way, the REST of the world.
That’s what we are up against.
Tom Hanks (who supported Obama twice) came out today and said Trump would never be President.
Gee Tom, I WAS going to see the Da Vinci Code…but I forgot. This is all about GLOBAL movies, and the money you can make in China and India, isn’t it? You could care less about America. Or…are you a James Comey? Do the Clintons have pictures of you snorting cocaine with young women? Something to ruin your goodie two shoes image?
One wonders at the corruption, and the sheer power that the elites have, and when they possess 95 percent of the wealth, how do you fight them?
It’ almost enough to make a good American slink into depression.
Today, I read about 1777. When a people were under the thumb of the most powerful country in the world. How did they do it? How in the world did they manage to break free?
Picture: The British controlled New York in 1777. In July, they took over Fort Ticonderoga. On September 11, (how prophetic) George Washington lost the Battle of Brandywine in Delaware: 200 were killed, 500 were wounded, and 400 captured. On September 21, another 300 were killed or wounded and 100 captured at the Paoli Massacre.
Things looked very dim…France was not yet involved. That winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, roughly 9,000 soldiers were barefoot. Not one, not two…9,000! Think of that. Blood was always in the snow. Those soldiers respected the leadership of George Washington so much, they bared starvation, cold, and who knows what else to stand by him.
Will we have to come to that time again? Or, has the ‘social engineering’ been so effective, the next generations of kids will never know what they lost?
Last night, on Coast to Coast, there was a CIA guy on…an “expert” who had written books about the Middle East, where he had served, he said, and even knew how to speak the language.
His opinion, after years of being in the mix? Russia wants Trump to win, because he would dismantle NATO and Russia could take over Europe.
Think about that. He was saying that Putin would prefer Donald because Donald wouldn’t do a thing to him.
He said this after he explained how much land Russia HAD moved into: the Ukraine, Georgia, etc, etc,…and this EXPERT left out the fact that Obama and Hillary did NOTHING while Putin went into all this territory. Nothing. Gee, if I were Putin, I’d want Hillary in.
Add to that, she even sold him our uranium, and now…she is trying to blame her loss (If they can’t rig the election) on the Russians for hacking it.
Already the story of ELECTION STOLEN BY RUSSIA, is being spread around the media like flies on horse shit.
When this man said that Russia would hack our elections to favor Trump, the ‘host’ said…nothing.
George Noory is not a stupid man, and yet, he walks on eggshells.
Sigh. The global cartel not only has control of our media, it pays authors to write books, and screenwriters to put social programming into our favorite movies
This election, you must turn it all off. Turn it off. When you hear the propaganda, just turn it off. Then vote for Trump.
Obama was put in power for two reasons: To bring Muslims into the West, and to pass Obamacare.
I no longer think that the manufactured ISIS and war in Syria just “happened” by chance.
This “New World” is a global world, a global government. But, they are taking it step, by step.
Hillary, will confiscate the guns, and control the internet. And that’s not the worst….war always makes money for the top.
That’s my Nobody Opinion. When you look at the big picture, I don’t see how you can come up with any other conclusion.
There has never been a President in our history that was as great, or as moral as George Washington.
But Trump, is the leader we need now. He is fearless. He is our last hope., and we should stand with him, with bloody feet if we must.
When America goes, so goes the world. Sorry world to tell you, but you will miss us.
We will all be smashed by the blob of the New Progressive World Order.
So…RUN! RUN FROM PRGRESSIVE BLOBS! RUN…DON”T WALK! RUN! RUN FROM THE NEW WORLD ORDER BLOB OF DARKNESS AND DESPAIR!
They intend to eat you alive.
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.