Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Twilight Zone



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July 8, 2020 



This may open up a ton of outraged comments by some. Many who will argue how "wrong" this post is. My suggestion, save your time and effort! You're not changing the reality of what we are living by trying to somehow justify this insanity. Nevertheless, I couldn't resist because we are becoming the Twilight Zone.

We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!

§  If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.
§  Somehow, it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
§  Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.
§  It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquiries about it.
§  Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.
§  People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
§  Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing people in restaurants is virtuous.
§  People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.
§  Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.
§  Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.
§  $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.
§  If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
§  People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.
§  We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.
§  Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.
§  Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.
§  And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?!

Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus.

We are living in an upside-down world for sure.

Not My Words



Monday, July 6, 2020

Grey-Haired Brigade


 Facebook post by 
Patricia Coakley
July 4, 2020 


To all…..great piece
From a (justly) worried old geezer



The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday: 47 times.
They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, blue hairs, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire, others are from the Greatest Generation already retired. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and have grown old together.
In school we studied English, history, math, and science, which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. We still use two spaces after a period when typing. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, $.25 gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.
We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Vietnam. We can quote “The Pledge of Allegiance” and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag.
We know the words to the “Star Spangled Banner,” “America,” and “America the Beautiful” by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you should have read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.
Yes, we are older and slower these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We love this country, fought and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country, and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that’s an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies” from your college professors. 
You youngsters need to taste socialism and see evil face to face to understand you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.’
Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2016 we took back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like, but we get where we're going, and in 2020 we're driving to the polls again by the millions.
So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor your country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Gray-Haired Brigade."
Footnote: This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this still great country. Can you feel the ground shaking? It's not an earthquake, it’s a STAMPEDE. And, you and I are members.


Friday, July 3, 2020

JUDGE WILLIAM YOUNG, SENTENCES THE SHOE BOMBER




As we celebrate our Freedom over the 4th of July weekend, let us don’t forget how important Freedom is.  

JUDGE WILLIAM YOUNG, SENTENCES THE SHOE BOMBER 

I hope you will read every word!   Pray for more Judges like this one.

US District Court Judge William Young made the following statement in sentencing "shoe bomber" Richard Reid to prison.  It is noteworthy, and deserves to be remembered far longer than he predicts. I commend it to you and anyone you might wish to forward it to. 

January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid. Judge Young: Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you. 

On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. 

On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other. That's 80 years. 

On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million. 

The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines. 

The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment. 

The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further. 

This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you. 

We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.  Here in this court, where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we reach out for justice, you are not an enemy combatant.  You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist.  To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature.  Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it,  or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.  And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice. 

So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior.  I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders. 

In a very real sense Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and he said you're no big deal. You're no big deal. 

What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific.  What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?  I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing.  And I have an answer for you.  It may not satisfy you.  But as I search this entire record it comes as close to understanding as I know.  It seems to me you hate the one thing that is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, and to believe or not believe as we individually choose. 

Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom.  They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea.  It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom.  So that everyone can see, truly see that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.  It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their, their representation of you before other judges. We are about it.  Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden, pay any price, to preserve our freedoms. 

Look around this courtroom. Mark it well.  The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow it will be forgotten. But this, however, will long endure.  Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done. 

The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged,  and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically,  to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice. 

See that flag Mr. Reid?  That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. You know it always will. 

Custody Mr. Officer. Stand him down. 




How much of this Judge's comments did you hear on our TV sets?  
ZERO!
Please pass this around.  Everyone needs to hear what the judge had to say.

Monday, June 15, 2020

What I am?


Sharing email from a good friend

Trust you will enjoy…

 

 

NORMAL? This is what I am I guess . . .

 

As a manI used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me "Privileged", a racist & responsible for slavery…

I am a fiscal & moral conservativewhich by today's standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget & support myself.

I went to High School, got a degree, got in some college & have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was "advantaged”.

I am heterosexualwhich according to "gay" folks, now makes me a homophobe.

I am not a Muslimwhich now labels me as an infidel.

I believe in the 2nd Amendmentwhich makes me a de facto member of the "vast NRA gun lobby”

I am older than 60making me a useless eater who doesn't understand Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.

I think & I reason, and I doubt much of what the "main stream" media tells me, which makes me a "Right-wing conspiracy nut”.

I am proud of my heritage & our inclusive American culturemaking me a xenophobe.

I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual's meritswhich today makes me an anti-socialist.

I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort - not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.

I believe in the defense & protection of America for & by all citizensnow making me a militant.

I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand & salute during our National Anthem - so I must be a racist.

Please help me come to terms with the new me because I'm just not sure who I am anymore!

Funny - it all took place over the last 7 or 8 years! If all this nonsense wasn't enough to deal with, now I don't even know which restroom to use… and I gotta go more FREQUENTLY!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

RE-TAKE AMERICA


Jon Spargur
September 21, 2019
Facebook 


Everyone needs to read this.

CBS and Katie Couric must be in a panic and rushing to reassure everyone that this is not network policy--re Andy Rooney's commentary on prayer. Folks, this is the year that we RE-TAKE AMERICA!
Andy Rooney and his prayer:

I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking Him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

“But it's a Christian prayer” some will argue.
Yes, and this is the United States of America, founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.
And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit.
When in Rome ......

“But what about the atheists?” is another argument. What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of earplugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It's time we tell them, "You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him.”

That is your right, and we will honor your right. But by golly you are no longer going to take our rights away! We are fighting back and we WILL WIN!

God bless us one and all...God bless America! Despite all our faults we are still the greatest nation of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

Let's make 2019/2020 the year the silent majority is heard, and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions and our military forces come home from all the wars.

Keep looking up. Amen!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Can you imagine ...


Reposted by 
Anita Barngrover
May 8, 2020

Gary G. Hostetter Sr
April 1, 2020


I copied this from a friend. Just stop scrolling for a minute and look at this photo. This is NOT a political post by any means. This is simply something that everyone should stop and think about.

Can you imagine the weight this man is feeling right now? I have one child and a wife that depend on me daily, yet on some days my stress level is through the roof and I feel like the weight of the world is all on me. When he signed up for this role (without pay) he did it for us Americans. He didn’t do it for the fame or glory, he already had all that. He was willing to take on the job, but the magnitude of what we’re currently experiencing has got to be paralyzing. To some, NOTHING he does is ever right or good enough.

Do you ever wonder how he must be dealing with it all? When his head finally hits the pillow at night after press conferences, the scrutiny of the media, countless meetings, the endless negative and derogatory comments thrown at him, and constantly trying to defend himself and protect OUR country.

Does he break down and cry from all the pressure?
Is he scared and confused?
Is he even able to sleep?
Can he shut his mind off at all?
Or does he lay there and talk to God all night praying for strength and answers?

Whether he’s making you proud or not, look at this photo and ask God to soften your heart just a little bit and lift this man up in prayer. He needs them right now more than ever. He is carrying the weight of OUR country on his shoulders and I don’t think anybody could or would be able to do the job better than he is.

Feel free to share this post and remind everyone to be kind (to everyone) and to pray for President Trump and for the entire world 🙏🏼❤
As always... if you don’t have anything nice to say, there’s NO NEED to comment, just keep scrolling. No one wants to hear you bitch or negativity at a time like this. #repost #istandwithourpresident

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Most Destructive Americans




Not verified but interesting


RECEIVED FROM FRIEND
10 most destructive Americans of the last 80 years.

By Frank Hawkins
 US Army Retired Intelligence Office

America has undergone enormous change during the nearly eight decades of my life.
Today, America is a bitterly divided, poorly educated, and morally fragile society with so-called mainstream politicians pushing cynical identity politics, socialism, and open borders.  The president of the United States has been threatened with impeachment because the other side doesn’t like him.  The once reasonably unbiased American media has evolved into a hysterical left wing mob. 
How could the stable and reasonably cohesive America of the 1950s have reached this point in just one lifetime?  Who are the main culprits?  Here’s my list of the 10 most destructive Americans of the last 80 years. 
10) Mark Felt – Deputy director of the FBI, aka “Deep Throat” during the Watergate scandal.  This was the first public instance of a senior FBI official directly interfering in America’s political affairs.  He was the forerunner of James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Andrew McCabe.
9) Bill Ayers – Represents the deep and ongoing leftist ideological damage to our education system.  An unrepentant American terrorist who evaded punishment, he devoted his career to radicalizing American education and pushing leftist causes.  Ghost wrote Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father.” 
8) Teddy Kennedy – Most folks remember Teddy as the guy who left Mary Joe Kopechne to die in his car at Chappaquiddick.  The real damage came after he avoided punishment for her death and became a major Democrat force in the US Senate, pushing through transformative liberal policies in health care and education.  The real damage was the 1965 Hart-Cellar immigration bill he pushed hard for that changed the quota system to increase the flow of third world people without skills into the US and essentially ended large-scale immigration from Europe.
7) Walter Cronkite – Cronkite was a much beloved network anchor who began the politicization of America’s news media with his infamous broadcast from Vietnam that described the Tet Offensive as a major victory for the Communists and significantly turned the gullible American public against the Vietnam War.  In fact, the Tet offensive was a military disaster for the NVA and Viet Cong, later admitted by North Vietnamese military leaders.  Decades later Cronkite admitted he got the story wrong.  But it was too late.  The damage was done.
 6) Bill and Hillary Clinton- It’s difficult to separate Team Clinton.  Bill’s presidency was largely benign as he was a relative fiscal conservative who rode the remaining benefits of the Reagan era.  But his sexual exploits badly stained the Oval Office and negatively affected America’s perception of the presidency.  In exchange for financial support, he facilitated the transfer of sensitive military technology to the Chinese.  Hillary, a Saul Alinsky acolyte, is one of the most vicious politicians of my lifetime, covering up Bill’s sexual assaults by harassing and insulting the exploited women and peddling influence around the globe in exchange for funds for the corrupt Clinton Foundation.  She signed off on the sale of 20% of the US uranium reserve to the Russians after Bill received a $500,000 speaking fee in Moscow and the foundation (which supported the Clinton’s regal lifestyle) received hundreds of millions of dollars from those who benefited from the deal.  Between them, they killed any honor that might have existed in the dark halls of DC.
5) Valerie Jarrett - The Rasputin of the Obama administration.  A Red Diaper baby, her father, maternal grandfather and father-in-law (Vernon Jarrett who was a close friend and ally of Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis) were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government.  She has been in Obama’s ear for his entire political career pushing a strong anti-American, Islamist, anti-Israeli, socialist/communist, cling-to-power agenda.
 4) Jimmy Carter - Carter ignited modern day radical Islam by abandoning the Shah and paving the way for Ayatollah Khomeini to take power in Tehran.  Iran subsequently became the main state sponsor and promoter of international Islamic terrorism.  When Islamists took over our embassy in Tehran, Carter was too weak to effectively respond thus strengthening the rule of the radical Islamic mullahs.
3) Lyndon Johnson – Johnson turned the Vietnam conflict into a major war for America.  It could have ended early if he had listened to the generals instead of automaker Robert McNamara  The ultimate result was:
A) 58,000 American military deaths and collaterally tens of thousands of American lives damaged; and
B) a war that badly divided America and created left wing groups that evaded the draft and eventually gained control of our education system.
Even worse, his so-called War on Poverty led to the destruction of American black families with a significant escalation of welfare and policies designed to keep poor families dependent on the government (and voting Democrat) for their well-being.  He deliberately created a racial holocaust that is still burning today.  A strong case could be made for putting him at the top of this list.
2) Barack Hussein Obama- Obama set up America for a final defeat and stealth conversion from a free market society to socialism/communism.  As we get deeper into the Trump presidency, we learn more each day about how Obama politicized and compromised key government agencies, most prominently the FBI, the CIA and the IRS, thus thoroughly shaking the public’s confidence in the federal government to be fair and unbiased in its activities.  He significantly set back race and other relations between Americans by stoking black grievances and pushing radical identity politics.  Obama’s open support for the Iranian mullahs and his apologetic “lead from behind” foreign policy seriously weakened America abroad.  His blatant attempt to interfere in Israel’s election trying to unseat Netanyahu is one of the most shameful things ever done by an American president.
The Number 1 Worst American is John Kerry – Some readers will likely say Kerry does not deserve to be number one on this list.  I have him here because I regard him as the most despicable American who ever lived.  After his three faked Purple Hearts during his cowardly service in Vietnam, he was able to leave the US Navy early.  As a reserve naval officer and in clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he traveled to Paris and met privately with the NVA and the Viet Cong.  He returned to the United States parroting the Soviet party line about the war and testified before Congress comparing American soldiers to the hordes of Genghis Khan.  It was a clear case of treason, giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war.  We got a second bite of the bitter Kerry apple when as Obama’s secretary of state, he fell into bed with the Iranian (“Death to America”) mullahs giving them the ultimate green light to develop nuclear weapons along with billions of dollars that further supported their terrorist activities.  Only the heroic Swift Vets saved us from a Manchurian Candidate Kerry presidency.  Ultimately we got Obama.
 Dishonorable Mentions!   (Just missed the list)
John Brennan   – Obama’s CIA director who once voted for Communist Gus Hall for president.  A key member of the Deep State who severely politicized the CIA.  Called President Trump treasonous for meeting with the president of Russia.
Jane Fonda   – movie actress who made the infamous trip to Vietnam during the war in support of the Communists. She represents hard left Hollywood that has done so much damage to our culture.
 Jimmy Hendrix and Janice Joplin   – Both revered entertainers helped usher in the prevailing drug culture and personally suffered the consequences.  Karma’s a bitch.
Robert Johnson   – As head of BET helped popularize ho’s, bitches and pimps while making millions on great hits such as “Jigga my Nigga”, “Big Pimpin’”, “Niggas in Paris” and “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.”  Many scholars within the African American community maintain that BET perpetuates and justifies racism by adopting the stereotypes held about African Americans, affecting the psyche of young viewers through the bombardment of negative images of African-Americans Who can disagree?
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.   – Head of the New York Times.  Once the gold standard of American journalism, the paper always had a liberal tilt and occasionally made bad mistakes.  As the years have gone along, the paper has slid further and further left and today is virtually the primary propaganda arm of the increasingly radical Democrat Party.  Still retains influence in Washington and New York.
Frank Marshall Davis   - Anti-white, black Bolshevik, card-carrying Soviet agent.  Probable birth father and admitted primary mentor of young Barack Hussein Obama.
Special Reward goes to George Soros   – Jewish former Nazi collaborator in his native Hungary who as a self-made billionaire has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into left wing groups and causes.  The damage he has caused is difficult to measure, but it’s certainly large.  He has funded much of the effort to kill the Trump presidency.
Addendum 
It is gratifying to see that Mr. Hawkins, who is in a far more informed position than me, independently agrees that Jimmy Carter was a seriously destructive force against America’s best interests.
Personally, I could move Carter closer to the top of the Most Destructive Americans list, at least above Lyndon Johnson, on the premise that the former peanut farmer turned president, through his flawed decision to unleash Khoemeini and his plan for Islamic Jihad resulted in more total mayhem, death, and destruction on a world-wide basis that continues to this day  But on balance, LBJ directly caused the deaths of some 58,000 people in his utter mismanagement of the Vietnam War  Counting American deaths from terrorist attacks (think 9/11) and war deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan still doesn’t add up to 58,000.  So, Mr. Hawkins is entitled to is opinion, which is limited to the adverse impact solely upon Americans, not the whole world. 
I hope that you observed that most names on this list are either prominent DEMOCRATS or allied with them. 
Vote wisely in November.

Twilight Zone

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