December 7th, 1941

Seventy-eight years ago tomorrow, 7 December 1941 the Japanese pulled a sneak dawn attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and killed thousands of Americans. Some of those sailors are still entombed in the battleship Arizona. If you have been to Hawaii you probably visited the memorial of the Arizona which is built over the sunken hull of that great ship. After all these years there are still oil bubbles rising to the surface of the harbor.

I was almost ten years old when that occurred. We didn’t even know where (or what) Pearl Harbor was, but we soon learned. It brought the U.S. into World War II. It is a shame that Americans of today don’t have the sense of patriotism that prevailed in those days long ago. EVERYONE in this nation was involved in the war effort in some way. There was a sense of unity that I have never known since that era. Whole high school graduating classes joined the military. My brother, who had completed his second year in college, enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was killed in that war at age 20 and a Gold Star banner went up in our front window.

My sister, who was a schoolteacher, quit her job and went to work in a factory manufacturing bombs for the Army and Navy air forces. When I reached thirteen, I joined the Civil Air Patrol which, at that time, was a paramilitary organization. We drilled every Thursday afternoon and then went to ground school and learned navigation on the E6-B wind-drift “calculator.”. On the weekends we flew in Stearman “Yellow Peril” biplanes which were piloted by veterans who returned to the states. In the summer we went to a two-week encampment at an airbase, much like the Reservists do today. Nobody knew how long the war would last. We were being trained to be the next crop of cadets for the Air Corps.

At home we had no coffee, no sugar, very little meat. No tires, and only a few gallons of gas for my dad’s ’37 Ford. American boys were fighting on two fronts-in Europe and in Asia. Housewives went to work in factories building airplanes, guns, tanks. Everything and everybody was devoted to fighting and winning, that war. If anyone dared to complain about the shortages they would be assaulted with a chorus of, “Don’t you now there’s a war on!”

And then the war was over in 1945. The boys who had survived came home. There were so many of them, some didn’t get home for a year. Thousands didn’t make it. They remained in cemeteries all over the globe. Those who returned had changed. Their youthful innocence had been taken from them. They wouldn’t talk about the war and the horrors they had witnessed. They took jobs, got married, raised children and went their quiet way as the “Greatest Generation,” and we owe our freedom to them.

There are not many of them left now, but those who do deserve our greatest respect. So when you see an old timer, sort of bent over and who is hard of hearing and doesn’t see so well anymore, give him a salute and thank him for his service. We owe those fellows a debt that we can never repay.

December 7, 1941. Franklin Roosevelt, our President at the time called it, “A day that will live in infamy.” It certainly is a day that those of us who lived through it will never forget. It was the 9/11 of my generation. I’m sure today’s crop of “snowflakes” who must have a “safe place” when their feelings are hurt couldn’t possible handle it. What a shame and a disgrace.

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What am I?

I don’t know what to call myself. (No, I don’t need any obscene suggestions from you.) I suppose I could be English-American because my mom’s ancestors come from England in 1626. Or, I could be German-American because my dad’s father came from Hamburg, Germany in the early 19th century. I’m just confused.

Of course, what we hear the most is African-Americans and Mexican (or Hispanic)-Americans. Oddly, I don’t think I have ever heard of a Chinese-American. Maybe that is because most Chinese who come to this country, open a business and the whole family works in it. I also don’t think I have heard of a Yugoslavian-American or a Lithuanian-American. I have heard of Italian-Americans, but they don’t seem to make a big deal about it. Except on Columbus Day.

No, it’s the African-Americans and Mexican-Americans we hear about most of the time. And it’s often complaints about how terrible America is. If it’s so horrible, why do they stay here? Real unhyphenated Americans think it’s a pretty nice place to live. Beats the hell out of Venezuela or Iran. I know it makes me a racist and a bigot and a xenophobe (and a homophobe and a transgenderphobe and a woman-hater, and all the rest), but since I don’t hyphenate my ancestry, I am through with this politically correct horse shit. For me, hyphenated names are ridiculous.

It really is time to decide. Either you are an African (and I know you have never even been to Africa) or, you are an American. And the same goes for people from Mexico. Either you are going to be an American and accept our culture and learn our language and assimilate into our society– or you are a Mexican. No more of this Cinco de Mayo or flying the Mexican flag bullshit. If you want to be Mexican, the border works both ways so get your ass back to Mexico.

Of course, American-Americans believe in the Constitution which was inspired by God. And God gives everyone here free will so the choice is up to you. But either be an American – or get the hell out of our country.

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Will Jose’ and Pedro elect the next President?

Is there any sane person who should object to requiring a voter to show identification? The democrats have fought that notion for a decade saying that requiring identification would “deprive” minorities of their right to vote, which is political BS. But voter ID is not an issue anymore. The radical democrats have found a new method to win elections dishonestly.

Now, it is “alien registration.” This sneaky move involves illegal aliens acquiring driver’s licenses which then allows them to become registered voters. You might think that non-citizen voting is not a big problem. Think again, my friend. In Texas there are 95,000 non-US citizens registered to vote, and 58,000 of them HAVE voted in one or more elections in Texas.

And, of course, in California they have long since given driver’s licenses to illegal aliens who are now eligible to register and vote. What else would you expect? California is a “sanctuary state” which is rapidly becoming the United Soviet Socialist State of California.

Well, what the heck. There are not enough illegal aliens voting to swing an election. Right? Nothing to worry about here, folks, move right along, nothing here to see.

The New York Times, that paragon of virtue, tells us that the Texas example of non-citizens voting doesn’t mean anything. That if all the non-citizens voted it would only be 69% of the total votes cast so it really had no effect on the outcome. That certainly is one way to put it. If you consider that 58,000 fraudulent votes have no significance, let’s go back a few years to a national election.

George W. Bush beat Al gore in Florida by only – 537 – votes…and he became the 43rd President of the United States. With Florida loaded with illegal aliens, what do you think the outcome of that election would be today?

 

 

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The Year the Media DIED!

The first article in the Bill of Rights says, “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the freedom of the press” Thomas Jefferson felt so strongly about it he wrote, “Our liberty cannot be guarded except by freedom of the press.”

That all changed in 2015. One of our most vital political institutions imploded. The media became a tool of the highest echelons in government, FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, those we had entrusted to uphold the law. Thus, began the media’s campaign to try to destroy a duly elected president, Donald Trump, and it has continued ever since.

At one time big newspapers like The New York Times, the Washington Post, had bureau chiefs in London, Paris, Cairo, all over the world. They had investigative reporters. A true investigative reporter gets a story. Then he or she goes to others to verify that the story is true. And only then is it published. That practiced is a thing of the past.

And then came the Internet. People could get their news free. The circulation of the NY Times dropped from 300,000 to 100,000. They fired bureau chiefs. They dropped true investigative reporters and replaced them with cheap hacks. The same was true for TV “news.” These businesses badly needed “content.”

The secret coup to destroy Trump was all too ready to supply content. You know the names, Obama, Clinton, Brennen, Comey, Clapper, McCabe, Page, Stroyk, Bill and Nellie Ohr and others. We the people had been so dumb we elected a non-politician president, instead of the establishment’s choice, Hillary Clinton. The government agencies, headed by the traitors named above, began leaking phony and salacious and classified information to the Times, the Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CBS, MSNBC.

Reporters didn’t bother to check to see if a story was true, they just printed whatever D.C. fed them. They thought they were Woodward and Bernstein. They had a ready source of Deep Throat. They were going to be heroes. They were going to help impeach a president!

James Comey goes to the President and tells him there are claims he “colluded” with the Russians to get elected. By the way, “collusion’ itself is NOT a crime. Comey leaves the office and calls John Brennen and says, “Mission accomplished” and Brennen immediately tells CNN and it all begins. Every paper, every TV mainstream network echoed the same lies. They all wanted to be in on the “scandal.”

The problem was – it was all untrue. There was no collusion. So, let’s go for “Obstruction of Justice.” In order for a Special Prosecutor to start an investigation there must first be a crime committed.

Richard Nixon had to resign because he authorized a burglary of the DNC headquarters. Burglary is a crime and a Special Prosecutor knew it. Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives because he committed a crime – he lied to the Special Prosecutor.

Donald Trump had committed no crime. But that didn’t stop the democrats. They authorize a Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, to investigate “Russiagate” and FIND a crime. Two years and millions of dollars, and Mueller came up empty.

Now, Adam Schiff who lies with impunity has picked up the torch. And the press is right there with him day after day after day. They continue to spread falsehoods about Donald Trump, his family and his associates endlessly. Remember, these people not only hate Trump – they hate you and me. Will America ever trust the FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA, the MEDIA again?

Not until Clinton, Comey, Page, Brennen, Clapper, all of them are jailed for their betrayal of the American people. And that will take years, long after Donald Trump has left office. This is the biggest political scandal in the 250-year history of the United States.

 

 

 

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“As Seerious as a Heart Attack..”

I had a heart attack Monday, 13 October. Around 3:30 that afternoon I got a sharp pain the middle of my chest. There is no history of heart problems in my family My mother lived to 105; my father 87 and both died of natural causes. I thought it was the fall pollen kicking up, so I took three shots off my inhaler. But the pain became more intense. Obviously, something serious was happening., My wife called 911. Four or five big Firemen showed up in minutes. They took my vital signs which appeared normal. But the chest pain was for real! Then the EMC ambulance arrived. They also took my vital signs and declared that they couldn’t see any danger signs. But the pain was BAD!

They put me in the ambulance and rather casually took me to Eastside Medical Center. They didn’t use the lights or siren, stopped for every intersection, but I was really hurting. At the emergency facility they took x-rays, did a CAT scan; blood samples and my heart enzymes were normal. But the chest pain was getting worse. I was admitted to the hospital about 8:00 PM where the tests were repeated. They decided I had an irregular heartbeat (a “flutter” they called it). I was put in a room and a couple of nurses checked on me. My chest pain was constant. Then around 3:00 AM Tuesday suddenly, I was surrounded by 8 or 10 staff members sticking IV’s needles, and monitors on me. “We’ve called two doctors and have to get you down to the OR right now!’ Finally, someone recognized I was having a heart attack.

The two doctors ran tubes up the main arteries to my heart and found no blockages, but I was really hurting. My chest felt like it was on fire. When they told me my arteries were clear, I asked them why I still had so much pain. The doctor was honest. He said, “I don’t know.”

I went to the cardiac section and was still in pain. Tuesday afternoon, Doctor Sims, a big old friendly Santa Claus type, came in to say he was going to do an “esophageal something I had never heard of.”  He would stick a camera down my throat and found no clots in my heart, he would use an electric shock to try to get the heart to beat regularly. He had a radio he placed beside my ear playing cool jazz and said, “I’m going to spray the worst tasting stuff in the world down your throat.” He was right! Then he stuck a tube down my throat and declared there wren no clots in my heart although I was still in pain. Then they shot some Versed (a sedative) in me. Then he tricked me. I asked him when he was going to electric shock me. He said after the sedative took effect. The sedative was ALRADY working. He had his phone out and was showing me pix of his home and family and kids and dogs and cats and as I was talking to him, he moseyed down to the end of bed and hit the button. The shock was amazingly “shocking!” But, as soon as it happened my heartbeat became normal – AND THE PAIN STOPPED for the f first time in two days.

Doctor Sims saved my life. I came home Wednesday afternoon and now feel fine, just tired. I’ve thanked God over and over for, if this was going to happen, He had me in a hospital when it occurred. I didn’t realize it before it happened, but I’m in better shape now. I have added two medicines to my collection, but I’m cleared for any activity I can do. And, I have Dr. Sims now as a cardiac physician to check me from time to time. Everyone at Eastside Medical was as nice and as kind as they could be to me and my wife, and I appreciate all they did.

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A Young Man’s Confusion!

I heard a 26-year-old Millennial call a radio talk show last week and ask, “Is this how politics has always been?” It was a good honest question. This young man wasn’t around for Ronald Reagan, Nixon, or the Bushes. All he knows is 8 years of Obama. The media LOVED Obama. He was the “Anointed One”, the Messiah. Of course, he decimated the military, ruined the economy, killed the oil and coal industries, lied outrageously to get his ruinous Health Bill passed. He said he was going to “fundamentally change America.” And he came very close to destroying it.

But there was nothing but praise for him and Michelle (some say Michael) and their two adopted daughters. They went to Hawaii, Africa, the Middle East to kiss the ring of the Saudi King and of course the worldwide “Apology tour.”. He told America that our best days were behind us. We were going to have to quit driving our cars, get used to a declining nation. The young 26-year-old man thought that was right because the media said it was. Every newspaper, every magazine, every TV network heaped praise on Obama. In their eyes he could do no wrong.

And then Donald Trump came along. He said we could be great again. He rebuilt the military, got the economy rolling, negotiated new and fair trade deals, got black unemployment sown to the lowest level in 50 years, got people off welfare, got more equity for women employees, brought companies back to America, got a tax cut for everyone, tried his best to get a wall along our southern border. And he did this all alone with no help from the republicans. And every day the 26-year-old man hears nothing but vile, derogatory remarks about him, investigations, treason, Russian collusion, allegations, outright lies about President Trump. “Is this how politics has always been?” he asks.

No, young man. This only happens when a Republican is President. The democrats and the D.C. establishment want the media to love them and that will never happen while a man like Trump is President. The democrat party has become totally communistic, the republican party is part of the “good old boy, go along to get along network.” They’ve never had a president who loves America over his own self interests. A President who is LOSISNG money by BEING President. They’ve never had a president who fights back against liberals, who doesn’t just remain quiet and take abuse sitting down like the republicans have always done before.

How refreshing it is to have a leader who believes in America’s uniqueness. Who will do his best to improve life for every American. Enjoy it while you can, 26-year-old Millennials, because you will never experience this again. When his term ends it will be D.C. business as usual. And the liberal media will love politicians once more.

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A Story you Won’t Believe!

I’m going to tell you a story you won’t believe. But it is true. First, you must understand some fundamental differences between Liberals and Conservatives. Liberals believe they are compassionate, caring, healing. They want to save the whales, save the polar bears (although the polar bears and whales don’t need saving), they want to save the planet, they want to change the climate but the climate has been changing for billions of years and it does it on its own timetable, not that of the Liberals. Well, you get the idea. Liberals are never happy. They don’t want to actively solve their perceived problems; they just want to make themselves “feel better” by complaining about them .Liberals make up only about 25% of the population, but they make up 100% of the yelling, marching, and screaming for the government to fix everything.

Conservatives simply want to make things better for everybody. They don’t do things to make themselves “feel better,” they want to solve the real problems in a, reasonably safe environmental fashion, and do it with as little a burden on taxpayers as possible.

Here’s the story. My wife went to a hair salon. It was filled with anti-Trump Liberals. One woman was so concerned about the fires in the Amazon Rain Forests that she – I’m not making this up – gathered a group of 14 like-minded Liberals in her home the night before and they “beat drums” and prayed for rain in the Amazon. And she was so happy because the next morning a friend called her and said it was raining in the Amazon! I said you wouldn’t believe it, but it is the absolute truth.

This is typical of Liberal thinking. This group of women were worried about South America, and a fire that they had no earthly way of stopping. But they were not concerned about California having the highest population of homeless people in the nation; the sidewalks of LA and San Francisco being covered with human feces. They weren’t interested in the downtown LA police station being so overrun with rats it had to be evacuated.

They weren’t concerned about the Governor of VA condoning killing live babies after they were born, if the mother didn’t want them. They had no intertest in the gang activity and drive-by shootings of innocent citizens in Atlanta. They cared not for the massive invasion of illegals into the U.S. bringing a new spread of diseases that had been eradicated in America years ago.

All the above are disasters that these 14 Liberal women could have raised their voices against. They could have gone to CA and helped clean up the streets. They could have voiced outrage at killing live babies. They could have volunteered to be civilian assistants to the Atlanta police departments. Instead, they beat their drums for rain in the forests of South America.

It is difficult for Conservatives to understand the ignorance of Liberals. There are plenty of sources besides the main-steam media’s outpouring of fake news for intelligent people to understand the difference between real problems and perceived illusions. But we must face it. America is more divided than before the Civil War. And Conservatives are not “talkers” or “marchers.” It is not in their nature to simply complain. They quietly go about systematically trying to solve real problems. And they work to elect representatives that feel the same way. That is why the 2020 election may be the most important one in our country’s history. It is a last chance to save what is worthy of saving. Our heritage, our culture, our country.

 

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