May 31, 2009

Re: Teh One's Agenda

Even the Russians are aware of Obama's agenda to drive us into Socialism.

It may be somewhat easier to see the trend if you're not living in the midst of it, but still. And the author lays out the method that was used to bring us to this pass; and it ios exactly the same reasoning as those of us on the political right have expressed for years.

Maybe thats not so surprising, as the author is a tiny cog in the machinery behind the master plan, that plan being to bring the entire world under the rule of Socialism.

The difference is that, having experienced over 70 years of the great joys of the socialist workers paradise, the Russian people have begun to move away from that paradigm and are moving more towards where we used to be.

But we should take note from the voice of experience anmd start to wake up from the somambulence we've been in over the last 40 years or so, before it's too late. I do believe (or more realistically, HOPE) the Mr. Mishin is incorrect in one respect; the American people WILL wake up before it's too late and reverse the course we're on, the question is, how soon. The sooner it occurs, the less blood and pain it will entail.

I just can't believe that the American spirit has sunken to the point that they will don the chains of Socialism without a whimper....if it has, there is no hope left for the world.

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May 30, 2009

What a Ride!

Here it is 1600 hrs. and I'm beat down to the bone. I just returned from a long riding day on my Goldwing. Even managed to stay dry until the last five minutes of the ride!

I participated in my fourth PGR Mission, this one a flag line and funeral escort for a Vietnam special forces vet named Steve McCarty. Mr. McCarty served with distinction and had received the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle and a Bronze Star for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.

The services were held in Gas City, IN., a little town about 82 miles NNE of where I live in Indianapolis. The staging for the flag line was to begin at approximately hour and a half ride to get there; an early staging time, you do the math.

I had only had roughly two hours sleep last night, so it was definitely a strong mug of jump-start time just to get this beat-up old hulk moving...and on top of it; my daughter decided that 14 WASN'T really the right age to be home alone for the time I would require to make the mission; and furthermore, the location was 2/3 of the way to the little town in NE IND. where my parents live, and "daddy, I haven't seen Oma and Opa in ever so long, can't I go with you, Pleeeeeeeezzzzeee?" So against what I thought was my better judgement, I took Anna along, hoping she wouldn't embarrass me at such a solemn occasion.

I needn't have worried, she fit in like a true Rider, and she was allowed to stand the Flag Line with the rest of us, which made her feel extra was a sight to behold; a little slip of a 14 yo girl proudly holding her banner in her assigned post amid 40-45 grizzled leather clad old Vet riders, responding to the line commands as if she was a seasoned veteran herself.

After the funeral was over and Mr. McCarty had been properly consigned to his well deserved final rest, I asked her what she had thought of the whole affair and she responded that she felt honored to have been a part of something so important, and she was looking forward to attending her NEXT mission for the PGR, but she hoped that it would be greeting returning troops and not another funeral too soon. There IS hope for the next generation after all!

We then rode for 45 minutes to get to my parent's apartment and had a nice visit and a small lunch with them while Anna recounted her adventures of the morning.

Alas, the time to start the 3 hour trek home came sooner than either of us would have wished, but a darkening sky threatened possible rain in the foresee-ably near future, and there is little I dislike worse than riding in the rain, and one of those things is riding "two up" in the rain.

Anna was tired from the exertions of the day and was complaining of 'feeling dizzy' and wanted to stop and test her blood sugar, as she was "sure it was much too low". (Sometimes 14 year olds can really be drama queens --she "was fading fast" and "not sure she could stay in the saddle", yet when we got home her first instinct was to want to go play at the park, LOL)

We logged 260 miles in the course of our activities and used up 6.19 gallons of fuel, so we averaged around 40 mpg, not bad for a 1500 CC Cruiser loaded almost to max. carrying load, glad I finally had that overdue service done last week!

I know this is rambling and disjointed....but it's MY blog, and I'll write any way I wish too, and you can ignore it the same way.

My main point is that I am really greatful that there is such a group as the PGR and I feel extremely honored to be a part of it. I hope Anna will continue to feel as she did today; another couple of missions, and I'll have to see about getting her her own set of leathers so she can feel a true part of the group....she's already bugging me to teach her to ride, but I don't see that day happening any time soon, I'll be DAMNED if I let her practice with MY bike LMAO!

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May 29, 2009

Senility is a terrrible thing

From my pal Jack Keel:

The idiom "familiarity breeds contempt" meets senility, this is too human not to have a small measure of truth, it's funny.

An elderly gent was invited to an old friends home for dinner one evening.
He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as:
Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.

The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.

While the wife was in the kitchen , the man leaned over to his host, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names.

The old man hung his head. 'I have to tell you the truth,' he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago , and I'm scared
to death to ask the cranky miserable old bitch what her name is.

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May 28, 2009

Patients United Now

For those of you who still insist that Single Payer or UHC as it's better known, is the way to go with our health care system, please go here and learn what you are truly wishing to subject your fellow Citizens to.

All you one-payer system advocates, just what is your response to stories like Ms. Holmes ? Canada spends over 10% on average of it's GDP on it's health care system(s), yet they do not have the means to pay for adequate service for it's citizens. This same result has occurred in EVERY nation where a single payer system has been tried --- long wait times for diagnosis and/or treatment, or no treatment options being available at all.

I do have a dog in this hunt. I am a three year post op Cardiac patient. I have been diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease and chronic Congestive Heart Failure complicated by stage one COPD and Diabetes.
I have had a total of two multiple stent and two open heart procedures (a total of four stents, nine bypasses, and one valve repair)done within the last four years. I depend on a C-pak unit to help me breath through the night and insulin to regulate my blood sugars.

Am I in debt from these conditions/treatments?

Hell YES!

I am alive to worry about these debts. Had I still been residing in my native Netherlands, I most likely wouldn't have survived the wait to see a Cardiologist, much less the wait for a Surgeon.

Single payer works great for standard preventative care, but when the rubber hits the road and you get truly ill, you'd better hope that you're not under such a system, if you are, you either come to the U.S. or you D. I. E. (there I spelled it for you knuckleheads, I can't get any clearer than that.)

We do need reform in our medical delivery system, but government is a great deal a part of the problem and has very little to do with the solution. The ONLY area where government may be of use is if it will enact some true reform in the judicial system and make it so that a case of simple human error doesn't become a way for someone to become, in effect, a lottery grand prize winner.

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An Old Texas Farmer's Advice:

A friend in one of my on line groups sent me this and on the whole it sounded like sage advice, but I couldn't resist putting my .02 worth in a couple times....

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight
And bull-strong.

*Keep skunks and bankers at a

*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a
John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner Than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs Democrats, expect to get dirty. (updated, D)

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't Never gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives. ( boy, do I say AMEN to this one! D)

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get
Older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't Bothering you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever
Have to deal with, watches you from The mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a
Lotta that comes from bad judgment. (unless you subscribe to the Democratic theory that Socialism has just never been "implemented correctly", in which case all your experience has taught you nothing)

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot
Easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some
Influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

-- Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. ( I'm too old and too sick to fight, that's why I carry a .357)

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May 27, 2009

Prez Murders Two -- No news at 11

THIS would be a lot funnier if it didn't contain such a large grain of truth in it vis a vis President Obama and his treatment by the MSM.

People, Obama is a socialistic-fascist, and if you don't believe it, ask any company that took TARP money and what leverage that gave the President over their internal business practices. Look at the current Government Motors fiasco and tell me he isn't acting as a fascist in the mode of Mussolini or Chavez. Look at whats going on in the ACORN and investigations into it's activities and tell me that there is isn't room for doubt about just what kind of man the 53% of idiots voters put into the Oval Office; namely a Chicago political thug.

Oh, that's right, you don't know much about ANY of these events, it seems that our "watchdog" Main Stream Media has forgotten their role in a Democratic Republic and have become just a Governmental propaganda arm ala Pravda or Tass.

People, it's time to stock up on precious metals for the coming storm. The two most important being Lead and Brass,and the third being either Gold or Silver, since our regular currency will be worth less than the Reichsmark in 1933.

Obama & Co KNOW exactly what they are doing, Obama told us during the campaign what he was going to do, all you had to do was look at his past history to know exactly who and what he is. They are doing nothing less than tearing this Republic down fiscally and judicially so as to rebuild it into their Socialist/Fascist dream state, and We the People are standing idly by and watching it happen at the least, and actively assisting him in this endeavour at worst.

America I cry for you.

I cry for my youngest daughter; she will only know the Socialist State of Amerika, not the American Republic I knew and loved.

I will not know that State, for I assume that I will not survive trying to resist it from occurring. I can only say that that I would consider it an honor to die fighting, in whatever way possible to me, the coming tyranny up to my last breath.

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May 26, 2009

An Oldie but a Goody from the archives

Subject: a blonde's horseback riding adventure...

A blonde decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no
lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse, unassisted,
and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady
and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle.

In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm
grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but
she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along,
seemingly impervious to its slipping rider.

Finally, giving up her frail grip, the blonde attempts to leap away from the
horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot
has become entangled in the stirrup, and she is now at the mercy of the
horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over
and over.

As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from
unconsciousness when to her great fortune . . .

Frank, the Wal-Mart greeter, sees her and unplugs the horse.

Originally posted here on June 22, 2006

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SCOTUS Nominee

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life."

So saith Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor.

So tell me, imagine that I was the nominee (okay stop laughing, I KNOW how amusing that sounds), and as the conservative that I am had said:

"I would hope that a wise Caucasian man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a Latina female who hasn’t lived that life."

I am POSITIVE I would be (and correctly, in my opinion) be excoriated as both a racist and a misogynist...but Ms. Sotomayer can expound thus all day and be praised as a 'compassionate free thinker' by her fans on the left.
She is further on record as opining that the "appeals court is where policy is made" Oh REALLY Ms Sotomayer? I was always taught that in our system of jurisprudence, policy was made by the Legislature, NOT by the Court.

If you are really interested in forming public policy Ms. Sotomayer, you should be running for the Congress or the Senate, not the Supreme Court.

I admittedly know too little about Sotomayer's views as yet, but that is why there is "advise and consent" in the Senate on Presidential nominees; to discover those views and opinions. I have learned, however, that her record on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is less than stellar, having been overturned on review in roughly 80% of her rulings....just on the face of it, do we really want someone with such a record sitting on the highest court in the land ?

I'm not naive enough to believe that a SCOTUS nominee isn't a political appointment, a President usually picks a candidate in line with his own judicial views, that's part of the privilege of being President; but I would expect that the appointee should at least be very highly qualified, and not be chosen, as I believe she was in this case, just because she was: A. a woman, and B., because she is a Latina; and so constitutes a sop to constituent groups that Obama is seeking to curry more favor with.

Mr. Obama, you ARE the President; it's time you stopped campaigning for the office and start fulfilling the obligations of the office.

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May 24, 2009

Another Quote of the day

“The truth does not require your belief in it to be so.” -Spike Spencer

I would add the corollary that "just because that is your belief doesn't make it the truth".

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Another Quote of the day

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." --attributed to so many different people, it's impossible to know the originator (just goes to show you that there are a "thousand parents" of common sense)

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Memorial Day


Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and we should all take the time to remember just what the day is SUPPOSED to be all about. It's not a day just for picnics and BBQ's, although that can be one way of celebrating.

Maybe it's because I was born in a foreign land, but I think that Memorial Day is the most important holiday we celebrate as a nation. To take one day out of the year to simply pay honor to those that payed the ultimate price for the liberty we enjoy is so little to expect, yet seems to have been somewhat forgotten in this modern age of partisan politics and total self-absorption.

Remember those that gave you the freedoms you enjoy; those that payed for those freedoms with their blood. Go to the cemetery and walk the graves of those fallen. You can give up an hour or two for those that gave up their lives for you. It's so little to ask....






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Quote of the Day

"The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" --Margaret Thatcher

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May 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing! --ANON

Additionally a married man should always remember:

A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

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In 1923, Who Was:

1. President of the largest steel company?
2. President of the largest gas company?
3. President of the New York stock Exchange?
4. Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days.

Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us if we know what ultimately became of them.

The Answers:
1. The president of the largest steel company. Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.

3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.

4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

5.. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.

6 The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen. What became of him?

He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95.
He was financially secure at the time of his death.

The Moral:

Screw work..

Play golf.

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The Palestinian State...

When I listen to Nobama talk about a "two state solution" to solve the problems in the Middle East, it never fails to amaze me how a bunch of hoodlums has hoodwinked the entire world.

If you are enamored of the plight of the misplaced Jordinians "Palestinian people", might I suggest you take the following quiz by my good friend at Dry Bones Blog?


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May 21, 2009

Just for Grins

It's a nursing home situation and Sadie sees a new guy.

Sadie: I haven't seen you before. Where have you been?

New Guy: Actually, I've been in jail for the last 25 years.

Sadie: Really, what were you in jail for?

New Guy: Killing my wife.

Sadie: So you're single!

H/T to MickySolo

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May 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy
out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another
person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to
anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because
the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets
the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get
what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any
nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
**Adrian Rogers, 1931**

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Dog for sale

A guy is driving around the back woods of Louisiana.
And he sees a sign in front of a broken down Cajun cabin: "Talking Dog for Sale".
He rings the bell, and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the back yard and sees a nice looking Beagle sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the Beagle replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says
"So, what's your story?"

The Beagle looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young..
I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA.
And they had me sworn into the toughest branch of the armed services... the US Army Special Forces.
You know the reputation of them Green Berets.
In no time at all, they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders; because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.
I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running, but the
jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger.
So, I decided to settle down.
I retired from the Army (8 dog years is 56 human years)
And signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security.
Wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.
I uncovered some incredible dealings and a awarded a batch of medals.
I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."

The guy is amazed.
He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

"Ten dollars," the guy says. "Ten dollars"?
This dog is amazing!
Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"Because he's such a liar!
He never did any of that stuff. He was in the Coast Guard!"

(Even at that, the dog has done more for this country than Obama !)

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May 17, 2009

Biden Blows It --- Again

Biden reveals himself as an idiot yet again, revealing the location of a secret VP bunker under the VP's residence.

There are some things that the general public just does NOT need to know, and this was one of them...It seems that Ol Joe just can't keep his trap shut when he's in front of a group of people; he just has to say the first thing that comes to his mind to show that he is "in the loop".

God help us all. We have an administration that is the epitomy of amateurism in just about every major slot, but especially in the top two positions.

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Godwin be damned; sometimes the comparison is apt!

This is a bit long, but enlightening. Lest you think it was written by some right-wing kook, David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three capital cities: Washington D.C., Albany, New York, and Dakar, Senegal. He attended HarvardUniversity, graduating there in 1969 with a B.A. in history. He then spent several years more at Harvard, gaining a PhD in history in 1976. He served in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.

He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United States Naval War College and has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon,Williams College and Harvard University. Kaiser's latest book, The Road to Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published byHarvard University Press.

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
- Barack Obama
(Think about that statement...We ARE the greatrest nation on Earth, so WHY should we change it?!? Delfts)

History Unfolding

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "we the people," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it simply wants marriage to remain defined as between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?) We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and I know precisely what I am talking about) - the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.. It is potentially 1929 x ten... And we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who, in turn, cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska . All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe are more important.)

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change. Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning..

As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to experience what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the mid-1930s In those times, the "savior" was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they should have known was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory. Conservative "losers" read it right now.

And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully and beat them into submission. Which they did - regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled economic crisis bloomed at hand - the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government power, person by person, department by departme nt, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were at first, encouraged to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of course,

How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and .... . .. change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all there in the history books.

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is tr anspiring around me..

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections.

David Kaiser
Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA

H/T to Eddy

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Two Women Playing Golf

Two women were playing golf. One teed off and watched in horror as her
ball headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole.

The ball hit one of the men. He immediately clasped his hands together
at his groin, fell to the ground, and proceeded to roll around in agony.

The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately began to apologize.

"Please allow me to help. I'm a Physical Therapist and I know I could
relieve your pain if you'd allow me," she told him.

"Oh, no, I'll be all right. I'll be fine in a few minutes," the man

He was in obvious agony, lying in the fetal position, still clasping his
hands there at his groin. At her persistence, however, he finally
allowed her to help. She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side, loosened his pants and put her hands inside.

She administered tender and artful massage for several long moments and
asked, "How does that feel?"

He replied, "It feels great, but I still think my thumb's broken!"

H/T To Wayne

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Even if you aren't a sports fan this is very interesting!

Photobucket OR Photobucket

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36 have been accused of spousal abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad checks

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71, repeat71
cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 currently are defendants in lawsuits,
84 have been arrested for drunk driving
in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

Give up yet?


it's the 535 members of the
United States Congress

The same group of Idiots that crank out
hundreds of new laws each year
designed to keep the rest of us in line.


Ya gotta laugh, or it's just too much to bear

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May 15, 2009

Muslim Demographics

For those that accuse Conservatives of being "anti-Muslim racists" and that we "use Muslims as the boogeyman" to engender unnecessary fear; I request you view the following video and then come tell me that we are NOT in a war for the survival of our Judeo-Christian culture. I noted with sadness that it is already too late for a reversal in the trend towards Islam in my birth-land, please, PLEASE, DON'T allow it to happen in my adopted homeland too.

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May 14, 2009

Random Comment

I'm hearing this second hand; supposedly it was a story on Fox news:

Some pro golfer supposedly said that if a Marine was in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama BinLaden, and he only had 2 bullets in his gun...

...Pelosi would be shot twice, and Reid and BinLaden would be strangled to death.

Like I said, I can't vouch for the veracity of the story, but is sure game ME a beautiful mind picture!

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Marines vs Taliban:

A large group of Taliban soldiers are moving down a road when they
hear a voice call from behind a sand-dune say, "One Marine is better
than ten Taliban."

The Taliban commander quickly sends 10 of his best soldiers over the
dune whereupon a gun-battle breaks out and continues for a few
minutes, then silence.

The voice then calls out, "One Marine is better than a hundred Taliban

Furious, the Taliban commander sends his next best 100 troops over the
dune and instantly a huge gun fight commences. After 10 minutes of
battle, again silence.

The Marine voice calls out, "One Marine is better than one thousand Taliban."

The enraged Taliban commander musters a thousand fighters and sends
them over the dune. Cannon, rocket, and machine gun fire rings out as
a huge battle is fought.

Then silence. Finally one wounded Taliban fighter crawls back over
the dune and with his dying words tells his commander, "Don't send any
more men, it's a trap !"

"There are two of them."


"no better friend, no worse enemy" SEMPER FI !

H/T Carl

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May 13, 2009

Pooh in the age of Swine Flu


H/T Jack

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New Element Found

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years; It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

H/T to my sister

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Bibi schools Obama

Bibi schools Obama

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Gov in action

Can YOU imagine a better use of $2.5 MILLION tax dollars than teaching Chinese hookers how to drink responsibly?!?

I could ALMOST see spending some tax dollars to help American hookers be safer, under "the public health theory", but just WHERE in HELL is it written that American taxpayers should spend hard earned dollars teaching CHINESE hookers?!?

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