Decisions

Since the GOP just decided to be feckless and take no action on ObamaCare, now the big work ahead is to repeal the GOP.
The turkeys seated currently are a vapid batch of lickspittle pantloads, replace them with people who believe you can have anything from the government you want as long as YOU PAY FOR IT!

The new Party needs to be called the “TANSTAAFL PARTY”. Very few of the current GOP members will qualify for candidacy. The platform is simple: coin money, provide for the common defense, provide for the Rule of Law under the Constitution and divest any form of enterprise best left to the private sector.

No one can point to any enterprise undertaken by any government (state federal or local) with pure motives initially, that didn’t cost more, produce less and turn corrupt. Many were designed with this in mind to start as a means of wealth redistribution: From the taxpayers’ pockets to the politicians’ purses.

Given what you see daily in DC, in your state and your local swamp, why would you think that these clowns have any hope of running a profitable business. Or even breaking even. But that isn’t their purpose.

Dedicated tax lines would take care of the money shuffle; no general fund piggy bank in which to play. Howard Dean, when Governor of Vermont, said of that idea it would be to restrictive to the Legislators. Damn right it would. Takes all the fun out of freely spending the OPM. And it shuts down all the Liberal fantasies of sustaining and saving the World. If they wish to do so, they have to pay for such from their own pocket, not something they ever choose to do.

O’ America, Where art thou

Searching for America has become more difficult with each passing month. It isn’t that America is disappearing in chunks, no it is becoming diaphanous, more gossamer as time passes.

Perhaps one needs distance that age provides to see the erosion in the soul of this Country. Some have said the History begins the day one is born. We can only hope that is not true for the Culture and the Raison d’ être for America is embodied in the History. That is the very reason why the Left wishes to rewrite the history and toss what was down the Memory Hole.

If one needs an example, antiquity provides a perfect match to our future. “The Fall of the Rome” (the time line is HERE) will thake you from the 7th century BC to 15 AD. There are plenty of books that will give you a step by step decline of Rome. If you pay attention to the centuries 10 through 15 you will have a good grasp of what we are doing in America.

Robert A. Heinlein once wrote, “A generation, which ignores history, has no past — and no future.”

How true. Examine all those countries that were overtaken by oppressive forces, that exterminated the teachers, writers and historians. Need some names? Cambodia, China, North Korea, North Viet Nam, Cuba will get you started. The education system now is more of an indoctrination program for everything from young SJW to Global warming alarmists. None of this has anything to do with giving the tools to learn.

EDUCATION

In the ’50’s, many differing sujects were offered in elementary school including history of America, the world and geography. In high school, the courses were more detailed and changed arithmetic became Algebra and variations of such as trig and the Calculus. Additionally, a science was taken each year and a language plus English. Hours of classes were from 8AM to 3:30PM. Can someone tell me what is required today?
We didn’t have any of the PC nonsense that is ongoing today. Anyone caught in the wrong bathroom or locker room would find out the true meaning of gender.

Today, students can omit courses that might prove ‘difficult’ so they avoid parts of their education that are needed. This shows when they enter college and the first course they get is prep work trying to bring them up to college level work.

POLITICAL

1965 was a watermark for we set ourselves up to change from a solvent nation to a debtor nation. Since the elections of 1972 here, we have a sea change in this country’s direction. From that point on unity was not the operating mode, but divisiveness became the norm.

Today, Congress doesn’t work together for the good of the Country; the objective on the Left is obstruction and change to a totally different form of Constitutional Government. From the Right is …nothing. A lack of leadership and seemingly a desire to form a single party type of governance. Is this a desire to govern by diktat. With Obama it certainly was. And his idea of finances were taken from Rome’s final centuries.

In Rome they were adding lead to their gold reducing the value. Debasing the currency is an item that we have in common, in fact, we’re in their final century. Gold back in the early 1970’s was $300±/oz. Today, it is at $1290±/oz and has been as high as $1800/oz. Consider that the price of gold has not risen, it is still at $300/oz but the value of the US Dollar has been devalued so that it takes more dollars to buy gold. Look at our debt; from where is the money coming to retire the debt? The Government spends more each quarter than it receives in tax revenues and those revenues have increased greatly each year.

COUNTRY, PATRIOTISM AND HONOR

On this past weekend Obama, from his favorite Country, Indonesia, told Americans not to get “too patriotic” on the Fourth of July. We have enough idiots in the Country; having this mushwit adding dullness to the moronic babble of the clown show isn’t necessary. He becomes a member of some fifth column along with Soros.

Perhaps the time is ripe for the idea that “Service confers Citizenship” as a means of separating the wheat from the chaff. Military Service gives one the right to Citizenship with all the privileges attached afforded by the Constitution. Those choosing not to serve become residents. They lack the rights of a citizen.

In Rome, there were many fifth columns operating causing many troubles in the provinces and in Rome itself. Individuals in government entities worked to the detriment of Rome. What we have is some of the same. We just have a 25 y/o from Georgia caught leaking classified material and clearly stating she hopes our opponents win. The question remains how many more of her ilk are still in the various areas of the government? We know how infected the colleges and universities are with anti-free speech and PC rigidity. Not much in the way of original thought is exhibited but who needs that when slogans are available.

Honor and patriotism is rightly directed toward the Country and the Constitution. The body of politicians claiming the right of governance not so much. Those individuals have to prove the right to hold that position daily. As of now they’re not doing a very good job of showing honor toward Country.

GOVERNMENT/LAW

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. ~ Winston Churchill

So true are those words. Another view of social engineering via regulations and laws is those proposed are so good for the public that they are mandated. Never are they offered with your choice of acceptance. Neither Left nor Right will allow for tat.

“It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

ETHICS

There seems to be a dearth of them in America now. Road rage, the idea that you go first after me, where any minor offense is grounds for losing one’s temper. The result becomes the “offender” must be punished severely, even killed over a perceived diss.
I rather have a drunk driver on the road than a texting driver of cell phone user. The drunk wants to go home and doesn’t want to kill someone.
Texting has one’s eyes and brain off the road and off the mechanics of operating the vehicle. They are lethal and will cause accidents often with death resulting. Certainly not law aiding citizens and now where ethical behavior.

It is OK to cheat on exams, lie to avoid outcomes and steal. All involve a breach of trust that makes personal contact and social cohesion impossible. In the Service Academies, this has become problematic.

All of the Academies run on the Honor System, violate that and one is expected to turn themselves in for the violation. Recently, this system has broken down somewhat. One may say this isn’t important, but as a former officer and in combat this is extremely serious. I wouldn’t want someone around that I couldn’t trust to tell the truth regardless of circumstances. In the Soviet Army, they shot officers like that. If one cannot man up to their actions and take the heat, they’re not worth having around; who knows when they’ll sell you out.

If one cannot be ethical and it is difficult, consider oneself less than desirable to belong as a member of society. Look at the politicians and you can see the results of having a less than ethical social conduct.

So America, where are we going in the next four years? The next eight? Or is the statement by Ben Franklin going to be prophesy?

A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

We shall see.

Observations

This Monday will produce some SCOTUS rulings as will next. More to the news is rumors that another Judge may announce retirement.

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.

The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement.

To be sure, Kennedy has given no public sign that he will retire this year and give President Donald Trump his second high court pick in the first months of his administration. Kennedy’s departure would allow conservatives to take firm control of the court. [snip]

Justice Kennedy will be 81 this summer, and there are rumors that he would like to retire. He’s been on the Supreme Court for 30 years.

Observations

The “Memory Hole” exists with the current biased media. If ideas don’t fit the current narrative, they simply don’t exist. No ink is expended on past accomplishments .

A very good example of how the media can influence perception! Ask about great boxers down through time and the media gets very shortsighted and PC.

That is especially true among younger people with no firsthand knowledge and limited perception to begin with and almost without exception, Mohammad Ali, albeit a great fighter, is named. Any others and there are no answers. One more silence period and if asked about Joe Louis or some one undefeated?, blank looks.

How about Rocky Marciano? Never defeated and no draws. Rocky did not play with his foes, he simply beat the crap out of them!

The Greatest Heavyweight Champ When’s the last time you heard the name Marciano mentioned on any sports show? If you grew up in the 40’s and 50’s, you listened to most of his fights on radio since they weren’t carried on the limited TV (ABC, NBC & CBS) of the time and Pay Per View didn’t exist.

His fights with Ezzard Charles, a black, were epics. Rocky didn’t know about “Rope a Dope”. His secret trick was to just put his opponent to sleep in the middle of the ring…49 wins and no losses.

Since he was white and boxing has been taken over by blacks, he will never be given his due in this PC socially engineered society of the last 60 years or so.
Since the Liberal/Progressives control our culture, society, media and
sports, Marciano and his record will be buried forever in sports history.

He is the only undefeated (49 -0) Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing. He was also drafted and served in the army.

Just so you know.A lot of people have this title confused. The Greatest Boxer of All Time: Didn’t die recently…he died 47 years ago.

He didn’t have 5 losses, he had zero. . .. None! He didn’t have 37 Knock Outs he had 43 (88%). He didn’t dodge the draft. He wasn’t a race baiter and sure as hell didn’t convert to Islam.

He was a local kid named Rocky Marciano, aka The Brockton Blockbuster. Don’t let the mainstream media idolize false prophets. When he was asked on TV if he could’ve knocked out Ali in his prime his response was oh so classical!”I’d be conceited if I said I could’ve, but I’d be a liar if I said I couldn’t”.
We’ll never know, but I know where my money would be placed. You see, I’m old enough to have listened to him fight on the radio and on the Gillette “Cavalcade of Sports”.

Names from Rocky’s time include Jersey Joe Walcott, Archie Moore, Floyd Patterson, Ezzard Charles, Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson to name a few.

Real name: Rocco Francis Marchegiano

Math, logic and the real world

This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience. It has an indisputable mathematical logic. It also made me Laugh Out Loud.

This is a strictly ….. mathematical viewpoint.. and it goes like this:
What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.
How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K looks like this. 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
And K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E also appears as 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E makes it entrée thus. 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

However, B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T shows up as 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you. A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there. It’s the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.

Now you know why Politicians are where they are!

Observations

This Country needs Gun Control! Not control of the gun but control of the ownership of said weapon. We need it soon and fortunately we have the means of accomplishing this in a rapid fashion.

This has to be done on a national level and the wherewithal is available now. The Federal Government can go to every state and get copies of the voter registrations records. With those in hand, the very thing that the Democrats so long have called for can become a reality.

With the exception of one clown, all political shootings have been committed by individuals devoted to Leftist causes and registered in the Democrat Party. Banning Democrats from owning and possessing any and all firearms we immediately remove the ease by which they can commit these heinous acts. To insure they don’t try to register in another party to get around being a “prohibited person” their names will have to be on a black list preventing such action.

As part of this new law, it will be mandatory that each Democrat home gets a yard sign announcing that the residence is a “GUN FREE ZONE” and is protected by 9-1-1. This should satisfy their comfort level; it is what they wanted for us.

Stupidity and a short life

To quote Robert Heinlein makes it easy to open this posting.

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”

History repeats itself and not just once. However if one does not study history, true history not something rewritten to satisfy the ideology of some egomaniac currently in power, one’s future is graven in the stone of time.

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

You can ask any person, between the ages of 18 and 25, if they have ever heard of the Nuremberg Trials. It is possible that one person out of ten will say they have heard of the Trials. However, even that one may not be able to tell you what (not who) was on trial. Eighty percent of those who receive this posting will not completely read it…if they read any of it at all. Ten percent will read it, but they will choose not to tell others of the contents.

The war began Jews, Christians and Muslims started in the 7th Century and lasted through the 17th Century. Many will contend it never stopped; the facts below are historically correct.
That is why many of us choke when we hear someone say we will defeat or contain the Islamic terrorists in a few years, or even “30 years” as has been stated by Leon Panetta.

If the latest batch of murders, beheadings, and killing of innocent Christians has at all shocked you, it is time for you to read this compilation of historical facts about the intense hatred that Muslims have for any and all who are not Muslims.

WE ARE THE STUPID

In 732 A.D., the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.

In 1571 A.D., the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.

In 1683 A.D., the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian armies.

This nonsense has been going on for 1,400 years! The sad thing is that more than half of all politicians do not even know any of this.
If these battles had not been won, we would most likely be speaking Arabic. And Christianity could be non-existent. Judaism certainly would not exist!
Reality check: A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

Think back: The following events are true historical facts. It has been many years since 1968, but history keeps repeating itself.

  1. In 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.
  2. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.
  3. In 1972, a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach. Shortly after landing, it was blown up by Muslim males.
  4. In 1973, a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome – with 33 people killed – when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.
  5. In 1979, the United States Embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.
  6. During the 1980s, a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.
  7. In 1983, the United States Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.
  8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked, and a 70-year-old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.
  9. In 1985, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a United States Navy diver – who was trying to rescue passengers – was murdered by Muslim males.
  10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.
  11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed for the first time by Muslim males.
  12. In 1998, the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.
  13. On 09/11/01, four airliners were hijacked. Two of the planes were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers. One plane crashed into the United States Pentagon, and the other plane was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.
  14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.
  15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by – you guessed it – aMuslim male. (Plus two other American journalists who had just recently been beheaded.)
  16. In 2013, the Boston Marathon bombing resulted in four innocent people, including a child, being killed and 264 other people injured by Muslim males.

No, I really do not see a pattern here to justify profiling. Do you?

So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone – particularly fanatics intent on killing us – airport security screeners will no long be allowed to profile certain people.
So, ask yourself:  “Just how stupid are we?!?!”
Have Americans completely lost their minds or just their “power of reason?”
As the writer of the award winning story “Forrest Gump” so aptly put it, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
You now have the opportunity to send this on to other email contacts.  Please do that.  Or you can just sit back, keep complaining and do nothing.
As Barack Obama said in his book:  “Nothing sounds as beautiful as the Muslim evening prayers from the tower.”
Wake up America! Anyone that is willing to die to kill as many of you as possible, you need to kill first. There isn’t any other option; they don’t leave one for you.