Archive for May, 2010

Plug The Dam Hole!

May 27, 2010

Steve Scalise, (R) La.  He nailed it best in a speech to Congress:  “The Federal Government must stop finger-pointing, President Obama stop being a “Booth Commentator” be a leader, get the bureaucracy out-of-the-way so this disaster can be managed properly! Environmentalists are worried about the impact oil dispersing methods used by BP are having on the environment.  The real environmental damage is already out there floating on and below the surface and now coming on shore!   Mr. Obama, do something about it!”   

James Carville, a chief Democratic strategist, was on TV screaming at Obama, do something we are dying down here in Louisiana!  Louisiana Governor Jindal’s plea for assistance has either been ignored or red tape is preventing a prompt response from the Federal Government, no different from what occurred during Katrina.  Imagine if this was President Bush’s crisis?  The mainstream media would be crucifying him at this point!  Keep in mind we are in the middle of a huge disaster and the President is taking a vacation in Chicago!  Where is the media’s outcry?

The lesson learned here is that the Federal Government is not the answer to all problems.  If the Feds had an answer to solving it they would have taken the initiative to fix it.  The Coast Guard Admiral in charge has already said who else but BP can better fix this problem.  The truth, after 38 days the Federal Government is clueless/helpless about what to do about a disaster that is growing worse by the day.  Keep this in mind when they begin managing your health care, banking institutions, housing market, etc.  Can it get worse?  Yes it can!

NEVER FORGET OUR HEROES…

May 20, 2010

Memorial Day is approaching and all Americans should pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country as well as Veterans who have passed.  This story has been around the internet for a few years.  But the message it sends has not been equaled by anything that followed its publishing. 

Please take a minute to read it and if you have a family member or friend, who is either serving in the military or a Veteran, please consider sending them a Grateful American Coin commemorating this important National Holiday. All of the net proceeds go to non-profit foundations, “Paws for Patriots”, Special Operations Warrior Foundation”, both dedicated to assisting wounded war veterans and their families. 

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                     http://www.gratefulamericancoin.org/

 Cemetery Watchman

I just wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey’s. Sneaking a look at my watch, I saw the time, 1655. Five minutes to go before the cemetery gates are closed for the day. Full dress was hot in the August sun.  Oklahoma summertime was as bad as ever–the heat and humidity at the same level–both too high. 

I saw the car pull into the drive, ’69 or ’70 model Cadillac Deville, looked factory-new. It pulled into the parking lot at a snail’s pace.. An old woman got out so slow I thought she was paralyzed; she had a cane and a sheaf of flowers–about four or five bunches as best I could tell. 

I couldn’t help myself. The thought came unwanted, and left a slightly bitter taste: ‘She’s going to spend an hour, and for this old soldier, my hip hurts like hell and I’m ready to get out of here right now!’ But for this day, my duty was to assist anyone coming in. 


Kevin would lock the ‘In’ gate and if I could hurry the old Biddy along, we might make it to Smokey’s in time. 


I broke post attention. My hip made gritty noises when I took the first step and the pain went up a notch. I must have made a real military sight: middle-aged man with a small pot gut and half a limp, in marine full-dress uniform, which had lost its razor crease about thirty minutes after I began the watch at the cemetery. 

I stopped in front of her, halfway up the walk. She looked up at me with an old woman’s squint. 


Ma’am, may I assist you in any way?‘ 

She took long enough to answer. 

Yes, son. Can you carry these flowers? I seem to be moving a tad slow these days.‘ 

My pleasure, ma’am.‘ Well, it wasn’t too much of a lie. 

She looked again. ‘Marine, where were you stationed?‘ 

‘ Vietnam, ma’am.. Ground-pounder. ’69 to ’71.‘ 

She looked at me closer. ‘
Wounded in action, I see. Well done, Marine. I’ll be as quick as I can.‘ 

I lied a little bigger: ‘
No hurry, ma’am.‘ 

She smiled and winked at me. ‘
Son, I’m 85-years-old and I can tell a lie from a long way off.. Let’s get this done. Might be the last time I can do this. My name’s Joanne Wieserman, and I’ve a few Marines I’d like to see one more time.‘ 

Yes, ma ‘am. At your service.‘ 

She headed for the World War I section, stopping at a stone. She picked one of the flowers out of my arm and laid it on top of the stone. She murmured something I couldn’t quite make out.. The name on the marble was 
Donald S. Davidson, USMC:  France  1918

She turned away and made a straight line for the 
World War II section, stopping at one stone. I saw a tear slowly tracking its way down her cheek. She put a bunch on a stone; the name was Stephen X.Davidson, USMC, 1943

She went up the row a ways and laid another bunch on a stone,  Stanley J. Wieserman, USMC, 1944.. 

She paused for a second. ‘Two more, son, and we’ll be done‘ 

I almost didn’t say anything, but, ‘
Yes, ma’am. Take your time.‘ 

She looked confused.. ‘Where’s the Vietnam section, son? I seem to have lost my way.‘ 

I pointed with my chin. ‘That way, ma’am.‘ 

‘Oh!’ she chuckled quietly. ‘
Son, me and old age ain’t too friendly.‘ 

She headed down the walk I’d pointed at. She stopped at a couple of stones before she found the ones she wanted. She placed a bunch on 
Larry Wieserman, USMC, 1968, and the last on Darrel Wieserman, USMC, 1970. She stood there and murmured a few words I still couldn’t make out. 

OK, son, I’m finished. Get me back to my car and you can go home.‘ 

Yes, ma’am. If I may ask, were those your kinsfolk?‘ 

She paused. ‘Yes, Donald Davidson was my father, Stephen was my uncle, Stanley was my husband, Larry and Darrel were our sons. All killed in action, all marines.‘ 

She stopped. Whether she had finished, or couldn’t finish, I don’t know. She made her way to her car, slowly and painfully. 
I waited for a polite distance to come between us and then double-timed it over to Kevin, waiting by the car. 
Get to the ‘Out’ gate quick.. I have something I’ve got to do.‘ 


Kevin started to say something but saw the look I gave him. He broke the rules to get us there down the service road. We beat her. She hadn’t made it around the rotunda yet. 


Kevin, stand at attention next to the gate post. Follow my lead.‘ I humped it across the drive to the other post. 

When the Cadillac came puttering around from the hedges and began the short straight traverse to the gate, I called in my best gunny’s voice: ‘TehenHut! Present Haaaarms!‘ 

I have to hand it to Kevin; he never blinked an eye–full dress attention and a salute that would make his DI proud. 
She drove through that gate with two old worn-out soldiers giving her a send-off she deserved, for service rendered to her country, and for knowing duty, honor and sacrifice. 


I am not sure, but I think I saw a salute returned from that Cadillac. 

Instead of ‘The End,’ just think of ‘Taps.‘ 

As a final thought on my part, let me share a favorite prayer: ‘
Lord, keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they serve at home or overseas. Hold them in your loving hands and protect them as they protect us.‘ 

Let’s all keep those currently serving and those who have gone before in our thoughts. They are the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy. 

In God We Trust.’ 
Sorry about your monitor; it made mine blurry too! 

If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under!
 You are asked to pass this on NOW to your friends and family.

                                                                                                                  

Robert J Hempel

 “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.”  Ronald Reagan

BLUMENTHAL NEVER MISSPOKE HE LIED!

May 19, 2010

The Democrat, State Attorney Richard Blumenthal, favored to win a Senate seat for Connecticut said on Tuesday, he had used “misplaced words” about his Vietnam War service, but never meant to deceive voters about his military record. 

Fred Thompson, former Senator from TN,  said it best.  “Blumenthal never misspoke about his Vietnam War service, he lied about it.”  Any Veteran who served overseas during war never forgets it.  You also would never forget NOT serving in a war!  I could not agree more with Fred.  The question for voters in Connecticut,  do you really want another liar in Washington DC? 

I find it insulting to see this sleazy politician squirm on the hook he impaled himself on attempting to talk his way out of the problem he created for himself.  He is no war hero, he is a fraud and we certainly should not give him further credibility by sending him to the U.S. Senate.

China Lectures America on Human Rights?

May 18, 2010

Why is the Obama administration (Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner) apologizing to China on the issue of human rights?  This latest news will have Americans (those who get it) outraged!  The Obama administration is apologizing to China about the Immigration Law recently passed by the State of Arizona. 

Many people may not understand the significance of this latest apology and that is unfortunate.  China is a communist country and there is no such thing as human rights under the communist regime controlling the centralized government.  Their founder Mao, who is revered by many far left liberals, murdered millions of his own citizens during the Cultural Revolution.  History has proven he was a ruthless dictator no different than Stalin and Hitler. 

More recently, the communist rulers in China arrested and in many cases imprisoned or executed students who were demonstrating for democracy in China’s Tiananmen Square back in 1989.  Taiwan and Tibet live under the very real threat of armed invasion because China’s communist leaders consider both countries to be a part of the Chinese Republic.  The internet and other information sources are heavily censored by the Communist Government in China. People are imprisoned for expressing thoughts such as those in this very blog!  Cross the border illegally into China and you are thrown in prison! 

So, for President Obama to apologize to the Chinese government and allow us to be lectured for America’s treatment of illegal immigrants is insulting.  I can promise many like me will not forget this latest transgression by the President.  America has no reason to apologize to anyone when it comes to human rights and immigration.

Eric Holder Caught in a lie!

May 14, 2010

Attorney General, Eric Holder is now on record admitting he never read Arizona’s immigration bill! This admission came while under oath testifying to congress. The previous weekend he was making the television talk show tour “bad mouthing” Arizona and stating the bill would cause racial profiling.  The question I have for Mr. Holder. Is it permissible for liberals to deliberately lie to the American public on network TV? (which has become nothing more than a propaganda tool for liberals)  That is my conclusion based on his recent comment.  He appeared on all three liberal networks to denounce the Arizona Immigration bill, implying it was a basis for racial profiling.  Then, the following week, when appearing  under oath before congress, he admits he did not even read the bill! 

Typical liberal strategy; destroy those who disagree with liberal policies without having any understanding of the issue! What makes this incident really ironic is the fact the bill was only ten pages long and yet Holder did not seem to have time to read it before trash talking it!   If he had read the bill he would have known the bill is modeled after the U.S. Federal Code on illegal immigrants his office chooses to ignore for political purposes.  Keep this example in mind the next time Obama is on TV telling you about another of his new policies/programs.

Stealthy Air Force One

May 12, 2010

The Air Force convinced POTUS of new technology that made Air Force One invisible.  The resulting photo-op was priceless!

Obama’s Truth

May 10, 2010

President Obama gave a commencement speech at Hampton University a historically black college.  His speech chided the wave of new information “gadgets” claiming it has become a diversion that imposes new strains upon democracy.  In his speech he claims he does not know how to use any of these devices.  Why would he send Queen Elizabeth an Ipod as an official gift if that was true? 

The message Obama appears to be sending is, we should not accept any information as truth unless it comes from his mouth, his communication director, or the Network news.  I don’t think that will happen any time soon Mr. President. Your credibility is a bit tarnished given your record as President compared with your promises during the campaign.  The mainstream media has surrendered to the far left and have totally lost their ability to report news in an objective manner.  We are fortunate to have alternatives and that is why we Americans have a really big surprise for you in November!

The Social Disease In Greece

May 7, 2010

 

 For those of us who follow and learn from history, Margaret Thatcher’s famous quote should be resonating across Europe and America because of the riots in Greece.  As Prime Minister she said the following in a speech to Parliament.  “I will go on criticising Socialism, and opposing Socialism because it is bad for Britain — and Britain and Socialism are not the same thing. It’s the Labour Government that have brought us record peace-time taxation. They’ve got the usual Socialist disease — they’ve run out of other people’s money.” 

That is exactly what has happened in Greece and the rioting is the result.  The working class converted to socialism and it’s dependency have long forgotten the work ethic and now feel the need to burn down banks and other government buildings.  Why?  Because their government checks have been cut to balance the government’s budget.  Why?  Because they have burned through all of the tax payer money available in Greece and are now in such debt they are dependant upon the European Union to bail them out.  If it sounds familiar it should.  The exact same thing is occurring here in America because of Liberals controlling government.  The question remaining, how long can it continue before we burn up all the U.S tax dollars and become dependant upon China and other nations to keep us solvent?  

This is the single most important issue we face today in America. This is why we must remove all liberals and incumbents in Congress who support taxing and spending, regardless of political party.  The Tea Party movement has it right because they are average middle class citizens with common sense and recognize the end game matters.  If we continue down our present path, America will be reduced from a Super Power to a debtor nation dependant upon other nations.  Is this what you want for your children’s future?  Obama has made it “perfectly clear” that is what he wants for America!

Priceless!

May 5, 2010

Phillies Outfield Seat: $33.00 

Phillies World Series T-Shirt:  $19.99 

Cell call to Dad to turn on Game $.25 

Tasered in front of Dad and the World:  PRICELESS!

This should be 2010 poster child for understanding there are consequences for when you decide to be a fool in public!

This is my nomination for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for photograph. 

NYC GETS IT!

May 4, 2010

Hats off to NYC citizens, NYPD/FD and the FBI for their quick actions in preventing an act of terror in the heart of NYC, and then quickly following the evidence and capturing terrorist Faisal Shahzad onboard a jetliner destined for Dubai and eventually Pakistan.  America once again dodged an Islamic Extremist bullet!  This time thanks largely to a city with residents who get it!

While a third of America continues to deny the obvious, America is at war with Islamic extremism,  other American’s have woke up and are fighting the war, that we must win, to end this very real threat to America’s future.  There are  more terrorists hiding in America waiting for their order to strike. 

Eric Holder tried getting out in front of this incident with the announcement of Shahad’s arrest.  The question thinking Americans must ask Holder.  Why do you still want to bring the most dangerous Islamic terrorists into the heart of NYC for a show trial?  Keep them where they are in Gitmo, one of the most secure facilities in the world, and treat them as enemy combatants with a trial by a military tribunal.  NYC should not have to be ground zero as a terror target for evil because of your political agenda!