My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

As everyone else is posting a happy new year or what happened in 2011 I have decided to forgo the usual tradition and go straight to the heart of America.  Actually I don't go directly to it I am in total and complete agreement of a woman I don't even know.  She goes directly to the heart of America.  Her name is Froma Harrop and she is an editorial writer for Creators Syndicate.  I seldom read our Columbus Dispatch liberal rag let alone spend a dollar for it however, I came across a copy the other day while eating breakfast and just happened to read her article.

The title of the article," Middle class aided it own decline". is what grabbed my attention. Why?  I have been saying that for the last 20 years.  I have told my family and friends and children and anyone else who would listen middle class America has been writing a check it's ass can't cash.  Bigger homes than necessary, bigger cars than necessary, more TV's in the house than Bibles.  My personal belief is more TV's have led to the breakdown of the middle class family unit. I also believe they have greatly contributed to the "me" generation since it's not necessary to learn to share or compromise.  I have 8 grandchildren.  One household has two children in it.  There are 3 X Boxes in the home and 4 TV's.  I'm not happy with the situation by I can't control a 40 year old parent.  However...........I believe this is typical as I hear from the young people I work with all the time their houses are similar.

Ms. Harrop names such things are young girls at the mall who are more interested in showing cleavage than Barbie dolls, who in my opinion, show too much cleavage to start with. She points out how the over indulgence of keeping ahead of the Jones has caused the housing bubble and many other interesting tidbits that shows middle America blew it themselves!  You can't blame this on Bush.  

For this telling it like it is article clik here.

God Bless America

Pops

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Prayer Request

As most of you know I lost my lovely wife to Cancer nearly 3 years ago.  During her valiant 6 month fight there was one woman who was there for her at every step of the way.  This was my Pastor's wife, Linda.  She visited the house and the hospital and along with Pastor was the first to arrive at the home when my Gretchen passed away.  Approximately 2 months after Gretchen passed away on a Sunday morning Pastor grabbed me as I was entering the church.  He escorted me to a quiet corner of the church and there told me his wife, Linda, had breast cancer.  For the first time in my life I saw fear in a man's eyes.  I knew exactly what he was going through and couldn't help.  He told me he wanted me to be the first before he told the congregation and this has bonded us ever since.

We have talked and I have listened while he and Linda fought the breast cancer with surgery, chemo and radiation.  We thought that through the Grace of God we had it whipped.  Needless to say I was greatly saddened when my good friend and Pastor called early Monday morning to tell me the cancer has spread to Linda's bones.  She has several areas throughout her body where the cancer has been detected.  Prognosis a this time I don't know.  I only know this woman was a rock for me and Gretchen and all the while she was there consoling us the vicious demon was coursing through her body.

These things as we all know are God's will and for what reason it is not for us to question.  For this reason I am asking any and all readers of this post to please pass this along to your friends and please prayer for Linda.She is a most wonderful and good Christian woman as I know that walks the face of this earth.

God Bless you all,

Pops

Friday, December 23, 2011

Is the Christmas Spirit DEAD!

My apologies to anyone who has stopped by for the last couple weeks expecting something profound however.....I went back to the hospital for a week due to an infection in my incision.  

Is the Christmas Spirit DEAD?  I sometimes wonder.  I drive down the road at night and see blow up snowmen, Santa Claus' and Snoopy.  Would someone please tell me what in the world Snoopy has to do with the birth of Christ.  I have read the story and find no mention of a dog anywhere in it.  I went for some frozen yogurt this evening and was as close as I want to be in an accident.  The drive of the other vehicle was left of center by about 1/2 a car and just glared at me like it would have been my fault.  I have decried the lack of Nativity scenes in not only the Home Depot where I work but at other major retail outlets.  I have cited the number of plain decorated houses vs the number of Nativity scenes in the front yards.  The plain houses outnumber by about 25 to 1.

Even in the shopping malls and stores where people are supposed to be purchasing gifts to represent the give giving of the Wise me to the baby Jesus there is pushing and shoving, rudeness and downright hostility towards their fellow man.  I watch the news or read the paper and there is some atheist trying to have the Nativity Scene removed from some public square or right of way.  Pardon my french by if you don't believe in God why the hell to you care!  I call on the phone to a company for something and after 10 prompts get a real person who may or may not answer my question.  They end the conversation with Happy Holidays.  I say BS and tell them Merry Christmas!  After all it is or at least one time about the birth of God's Holy Son, Jesus Christ.........wasn't it?  I just don't understand anymore.  Perhaps I am just getting old, Is the Christmas Spirit DEAD?
Merry Christmas to all and God Bless
Pops

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The More Things Change........

"...there was implied a glaring deficiency in our country's educational processes.  It seemed to me that constant stressing of the individual right and privileges of American citizenship had overshadowed the equally import truth that such individualism  can be sustained only so long as the citizen accepts his full responsibility for the welfare  of the nation that protects him in the exercise of these rights."  General Dwight David Eisenhowser, 1941.  In his book Crusade for Europe.*

Nineteen hundred and forty-one,  a brilliant genius and General was able to perceive this.  A deficiency in our country's educational process.  How is it this deficiency has been allowed to last and prosper for so many years?  When did Conservatism loose control?  The very building blocks of our Great Society are founded on God and Country.  Now, the only place you can mention God is in the country outside the listening ears of the liberals that haunt so many of our large metropolitan cities. God is being removed from the schools, the public buildings, the government offices and the National Day of Prayer has been removed from the Whitehouse and replaced with a Muslim prayer rug.  We have a President who not only refuses to place his hand over his heart when the National Anthem is played but only wears a flag emblem when it fits his political  path.

We have laws against homosexual marriage but same sex marriage is condoned in several states in the United States.  Laws have been and are being passed to the extent that a minister, pastor, rabbi or preacher can't preach the Bible without the fear of being arrested for preaching a so called "hate crime"  Where did we loose control?  We have "holiday trees instead of Christmas trees.  We have winter school break instead of  a Christmas break.  Try finding a Nativity Scene for your yard at Walmart, Lowes, The Home Depot. Drive through your neighborhood and count the number of yard decorations VS the number of Nativity Scenes.  I'll bet you it is 10 to 1, easy.  I personally refuse to buy from any store that sets up Christmas displays before November which is still too early.  Yes, it limits my choices but it's my choice!

I personally am fed up with this complete mess.  I have started bringing the true meaning of Christmas back to my house.  No more bunches of presents from Santa Claus, no more spending a fortune on junk for the grandkids.  On Christmas eve we read a blended story of the birth of Christ taken from the Gospels and exchange one gift in honor and remembrance of the Birth.  Then the little ones are off to bed and most of the adults attend a service at a local church.

I understand it is hard to do, stand up and be counted however, the next time you are in a store and a manager asks you how it's going tell them you really would like to keep Christmas in December and the meaning of it in the store.

I'm all through preaching now.

Pops

*If you ever get the opportunity to read this book it is fantastic!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Obamacare, PLEASE, Give me More!

Needless to say I've been AWOL (Absent With Out Leave) for those of you in Loma Linda, for a while.  Hopefully for  me and what's left of my followers I am back.  The last 6 months have been both trying and fulfilling in the spiritual, emotional and physical ways.  Today, Sunday morning I am hope recuperating from  what was to be a 30 minute in and out the same day surgery.  It took two and one half  hours and I didn't want to leave the Recovery Room.  Seems 30 minutes to wake up turned into 4 hours and breathing tubes and a bunch of other stuff I am glad not to remember from what the anesthesiologists  tells me.  The good news for me is through the Grace of God and some good doctors I am still here to tell my story about OBAMACRARE!

My Obamacare story
It all started last month when I had my monthly check-up for cholesterol.  My Doctor gives me two prescription slips instead of the usual one. Now we all now, Enquiring minds want to know, so I ask.  Ah....what's this?  Well, the long and short of the conversation is, the normal "combo" drug I take for my cholesterol is no longer available after November 1.  Seems one of the drugs in it has a 5% higher rate of causing  something else in my system.  So no more "combo" drug.  Now I have two "scripts instead of one and of course I could be 5% less likely to get something else I might get.  Make sense to me.  

Only one little problem.  I get my scripts mail order.   I just went from one to two scripts.  I just went from $50.00 copay to $100.00 copay per 3 months. As they say in NASCAR, "Do the math Darrel".  I just went from $200.00 per year $400.00 per year in Copays.  Now ya'al help me out but....but... but didn't my health care cost just go UP by $200.00?  Some liberal, Obama supporter, please get back to me on this as I thought my health care was going to go down under this program.

BUT WAIT!  Like any good commercial there's more, much, much more!!

Last month I went to the drug store to pick up a cheap generic script that normally cost me 80 cents for 30 days.  That's right an old drug that cost me 80 cents.  My good friend Janet took me to the drug store after getting out of the hospital since I can't drive to get a re-fill and this month guess what!  It now has a $10.00 Copay!  Now admittedly I get a 3 month supply for my $10.00 and not a paltry 30 day supply for 80 cents.  So I seem to have saved here by only one trip every 3 months to the drug store.  And since it is sooo far away, like less than a mile, I might actually break even on this deal.

Oh please give me more Obamacare.  I can't stand  the thought of not saving all this money!      Folks if I didn't hurt so bad right now I'd cry.  

I would also like to add a little footnote.  Now is time to be vetting our Conservative Presidential candidates.  This does not mean for the candidates to make personal attacks on each other.  I am very saddened by the personal attacks that Ms. Bachman and Mr. Gingrich have be doing since the last Republican debate.  If you support either one of these candidates let them know this is wrong.  Now is the time for them to tell us, the American people, how they plan to  fix this mess. Calling each other liars and harping on TV with year old documents that may or may not lead to a problem being solved is ineffectual and only gives the liberals ammunition for  the upcoming Presidential election.

This is not to say I am or am not supporting either of these candidates.  Frankly I haven't made up my mind.

God Bless America, please.

Pops

Friday, September 16, 2011

Defending Obama

Conservative Outrage was started because of my being sick and tired of the Republican Party that I at one time endorsed.  Years ago I quite calling myself a Republican, I was 30 something at the time.  I began calling myself a Constitutional Conservative.  I morphed into a Christian Constitutional Conservative.  My basis was my God comes before my politics and my God In the Bible) teaches me  moderation, compassion and respect, ie: Conservatism.


Why the lead in to this post?  Because my posts have been as about anti Obama as they can be.  I have now been forced reluctantly, I might add, to come to the defense of President Obama.  On the ride to work I heard a story on Glenn Beck citing a rapper and a Harvard Professor declaring President Obama the world's biggest terrorist.  This is just flat wrong.  BHO may be a Socialist, Communist, Stalinist or whatever but he is not a Terrorist! 


The rapper, Lupe Fiasco stated and referenced a Communist,  Howard Zin, that war was an act of terror.  That bombing an act of war killed people.  BHO is not only the President of The United States but also the Commander in Chief.  Therefore as the Commander in Chief he is the world's biggest Terrorist.  Now as I have said, I don't like BHO.  Having said that he has reluctantly (my opinion) continued to defend the citizens of the greatest country in the world, The United States of America.


Profession Cornell West then applauds the rapper,Lupe Fiasco.  This is a man in the position of teaching our, or least someones children.  Princeton University should be ashamed of this.  I don't wish to shut these two left wing voices as that is: Freedom of Speech.  That is exactly what I am doing here and now.  I do condemn the University and the board of the university for allowing this type of rhetoric in the classroom.

Thus having defend BHO against this moronic and completely absurd accusation I continue to say BHO is the worst President this country has had in my lifetime .  He needs removed and I refer to my previous post.  Seal Team 6 eliminated on threat to America, it is now up to the Tea Party, all Conservatives, Constitutional and Republican voters to remove the 2nd threat, BHO!

Pops

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11 Why?

I went to church tonight on 9-11 with not really a thought about it.  It seemed the right thing to do in remembrance of the victims and their families.  That probably doesn't sound very well for me however, for the past week the tragedy has been everywhere.  On the news, in the papers, on the radio and the constant talk.  One famous retail outlet has even started a marketing program around it.   I might add I think this is atrocious however,  this is the Home of the Free (to do what you want) and this sick company is doing so.  But, on to going to church.  

I went in with little on my mind just going through the motions so to speak.  Horrible of me I know but,  at least I was there.  Pastor began with prayer and then cited some stats.  Some were; we took more causalities at Normandy,  we took more causalities at Gettysburg, the Japanese took more at Hiroshima,  more at the Holocaust, and don't forget Chairman Mao or Joseph Stalin, they murder in the millions.  The most chilling was we take more unborn lives nearly every day than we took on 9-11.  Needless to say I sat up and paid attention. How could a civilized country forget about the unborn?

Then he went to, why.  Why would my/our God allow this to happen.  Is He not a just God, a God of  Peace unlike the god Allah of the Muslim religion?  Our sign is the Cross, that our Savior died on for us.  The Muslim sign .......a sword.  A weapon to kill those who will not convert.   Why would my God allow not only 9-1 but other tragedies like this to happen.  He then referred to a little read Book of the Bible, Habakkuk.  In my Bible it has 3 Chapters and takes up about two full pages.  Not very big and notably not very well know I would think.  Habakkuk, short, sweet and to the point.  Ask yourself why and think about this.

Chapter 1
2O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
   3Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
  4Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

Is this the way you feel about America and 9-11 today?  Is this the way you felt about Katrina and the Japanese tsunami?  Did you ask yourself, Why God?  Why do all these horrible things have to happen to good people. I have and I must admit until tonight I had no answer only the question.  Pastor then went to verse 5.

 5Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you. 

My God is at work and has a plan.  It is only up to me to believe in Him.  It is not for me to question.  It is not for me to understand.  Yes, I may at some time see the reason but it may not be in this life time.  Pastor then went on to Chapter 2 verse 1.

1I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 

That's all I have to do. Then finally Chapter 2:3,
3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 

How do Christians understand......we don't.  It is best said this way:

 Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from
faith to faith; as it is written: "The just shall live by faith." (underscore is mine)

God, please bless America not only on this day but every day though out the year.

Pops.


Bible passages from Bible.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

BUMPER STICKER

On my way to work this day I had a young fellow driving a pickup truck pass me.  I drive slow so that wasn't a big deal.  In his back window he had an ARMY  VET sticker.  Being an old Veteran myself I sometimes drive by the younger ones and toss them a salute.  Just kind of a Thank you which they so justly deserve.  As I pulled closer to the truck I notice a bumper sticker with some pretty small print.  Finally after some careful driving I got close enough to read it.  The first word in BIG letters which had caught my attention was "HAPPINESS".   As I got real close I could read the rest.  It said:

HAPPINESS
is a belt fed weapon!

Got side by side, he looked over and I gave my salute and had just enough time to smile and make the exit.
It certainly made my day.

God Bless these young warriors, we owe them so much!

Pops 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SHORT AND DIRECT

Stolen from my good friend Subvet
 It says it all! 
 
Short & Direct:
From a Marine friend...Short and sweet...and to the point.

The Navy SEALS removed one Muslim threat to America . . . It's up to the voters to remove the other!
cid:1.513258188@web121008.mail.ne1.yahoo.com

Monday, August 29, 2011

2MILLION REASONS

I have spoken out before about the total lack of concern and compassion by barrack hussein obama towards our military.  He has snubbed the Prime Minster of Israel, our strongest ally, bar none!  He has used the returning KIA Seal Team 6 Warriors for photo ops.  He is the most spineless, cowardly, anti-American to walk upright since the Rosenbergs.  Now he has slighted the largest Veteran Association in America!  This spineless cowardly son-of-a-_____(you fill in your word).  Does not deserve another day in the office of the Commander in Chief!  He has just turned his back on my Grandfather, WWI, my father, WWII,  and my son, Iraq.  He no longer deserves any respect as the Commander in Chief, American or a man!

I urge all of my followers to call your Representative, Senator, and the Whitehouse and express your absolute disgust at at this sub-humans behavior!  

Clik here for the entire article!!!

Whitehouse:(202) 456-1414 (202) 456-2461 
 
 Pops

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's About Time!!!

I guess I'm back posting after a short/long time away from the desk so I hope my followers will come back.  This is just about the bestess news I've heard in a while.  I am not a big Starbucks fan (too expensive for this retired guy)  however,...........
I saw the beginning article several days ago and hoped that it was not in vain well, guess what!  It wasn't!  Here's the lead in at Fox News.

Dozens of Business Leaders Back Starbucks CEO's Pledge to Halt Campaign Donations

Published August 25, 2011
| FoxNews.com

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks call for this and by golly he got it.  It's about time some of the major businesses of this country stood up and quite trying to kiss the derriere of the roughly 536 wanna be kings and queens (including Barney Franks).  The Americans of 1176 tossed out a king and by God and with His grace we, Conservatives, Tea Party people, Democrats that are embarrassed, and the like will get rid of this group of moron, back scratching good ol' boys and girls!! The 2010 election was JUST A START!

This list of businesses is just a start and fantastic.  Check out some of the companies!
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong; Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith; J. Crew CEO Millard Drexler; JC Penney CEO Myron Ullman; and Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb. 

Read more: clik here
I believe that boycotts are good.  I firmly believe that supporting good businesses is also good.  If you need something try to by it from these companies.  I off now to have a Moca Latte at Starbucks,  you should too!
Pops,
PS.  To those that em'd me during my absence and have followed me for a while......well.....all I can say is  Thanks,  May the Good Lord Bless and keep you! Love you guys!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Requested Post

This post is at the request of my adopted son Kody's beautiful wife, Nicole.  He is an Airborne Ranger  in the ARMY with the 82nd Airborne.
A normal person has 1,000 wishes. A SOLDIER only has one, to come home safe. I know 97% of you won't post this as your status, but the 3% that do are my friends. In honor of someone that died, a wounded warrior, or who is fighting for your freedom, please (Like) and re-post in their honor...
How 'bout doing what this ARMY wife asks and send it on.
 Thanks,
Pops 

Monday, May 2, 2011

You Can Run.....but, You Can't Hide....Forever

It is Done!

I woke this morning to my cell phone vibrating and making a racket that means someone has text me.  It's 0630 and my day off.  I look, it's Jacob!  This early in the morning it call only be bad news.  I put on my glasses and take about 30 seconds for my eyes to focus and read the words, "Binn Laden is dead"  It takes me another minute or so to get my bearings and read again. "Binn Laden is dead".  I text back WTF?  Jacob then tells me that Navy Seals got him in Pakistan.  During the coarse of the next 20 minutes of back and forth texting a flood of emotions go through me and my son, still the warrior he was trained to be.   He says he feels it is complete now.  I say maybe, just maybe he and his buddies can put the horrible memory of war in a box in their mind and put it on the shelf.  I pray to God that they can.  For them, Binn Laden may be dead but the memories of war will last forever.  Hopefully just not as frequently nor as strong.

God Bless America and all our great warriors.

Pops

Saturday, April 9, 2011

This is a Conservative Outrage!

I've been relatively quite about the alleged budget cuts that were being debated for the past few weeks in Congress now,  it is time to speak out. This is truly a Conservative Outrage!  The word capitulate means:
ca·pit·u·late[kuh-pich-uh-leyt] Show IPA
–verb (used without object), -lat·ed, -
1.
to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
2.
to give up resistance: He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way
(Compliments of Dictionary.Com

That is exactly what John Boehner and the majority of  Republicans did on Friday night.  Surrendered and gave up!  Many of those in the House of Representatives were elected on the mantra of cutting the budget!  They were not elected on cutting one tenth of one percent of the budget!  It is unfortunate for America and our children and grandchildren many of the old school members of congress and some of the newly elected members of congress didn't seems to get the message of the 2010 elections.  When the American public says "cut spending" and you say you will, you will get their support.  When you get elected and don't "cut spending" you will get their boot.  This means you will be a one term Congressman or Congresswoman.  For those of you who don't remember what happens to someone who says one thing and does another, "read my lips no new taxes"!  One term President, George Herbert Walker said that and he was, a one term President.
“The deal that was reached Friday night is a disappointment for millions of Americans who expected $100 billion in cuts, and who wanted to make sure their tax dollars stopped flowing to the nation’s largest abortion provider, (Planned Parenthood) and who wanted us to defund ObamaCare,” Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said in a statement.
The first sham of this "I'll scratch your back you scratch mine" is that anything was accomplished.  According to Neil Cavuto at FOX NEWS and his staff there are 13 steps that must be taken, in order, for this pathetic facade to take place. The reported 72 hour posting of new bills has been shortened to three days.  Accordingly this sham of a bill could be posted at 2359 hours on Tuesday night and voted on at 0001 Thursday.  That's just the beginning. It seems to me that Congress is doing a lot of their work late at night, or under the cover of darkness.
Obama signs another stopgap budget bill  

By Sandhya Somashekhar and Paul Kane, Saturday, April 9, 1:37 PM

President Obama signed into law on Saturday a provision that will keep the federal government running through most of next week — long enough for congressional leaders to put the finishing touches on a budget compromise that will keep the federal government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year. Clik here article
The key words in this article are "long enough".  This is no more than another CR, aka, Continuing Resolution. How many is it now, three or four in the past months, I actually have lost track. From Real Clear Politics,
"Because of the need to put the compromise into legislative form, Congressional leaders said the House and Senate would vote overnight to pass a stopgap measure financing the government through Thursday to prevent any break in the flow of federal dollars. The actual budget compromise would be considered sometime next week."*
Further capitulation of the Leadership of the Republican party is echoed in this statement from Real Clear Politics, " Although both sides compromised, Republicans were able to force significant spending concessions from Democrats in exchange for putting to rest some of the vexing social policy fights that had held up the agreement."* What's another word or words for compromise, Capitulate, give up and give in! Finally, one last snippet from Real Clear Politics,"In the closed-door Republican session, according to people present in the room, Mr. Boehner described the plan as the best deal he could wring from Democrats..." *

I am so sick and tired of hearing about shutting down the government I am about to upchuck  The soldiers will get paid and any fool of a Congressman/woman who would vote against that would be committing political sewercide.  That is exactly where this piece of crap belongs, in the sewer!  I have had the opportunity to sit and talk with many an old soldier and quite a few young ones.  You can sleep well tonight because soldiers, unlike politicians, do their job regardless of pay.  They do it for a cause, Freedom, Honor, Duty and Faith that living in the greatest country on Earth is worth putting your life on the line.  God Bless these young and older soldiers for their service, regardless of the almighty dollar!


It took me a few minutes to recall this little tidbit of information I am forwarding to Speaker Boehner however, I feel since he has been so, so busy with Harry, the hunchback, Reid it may have slipped his mind.  Since he seems to think Billion is a small number then he certainly wouldn't and shouldn't mind taking a small piece of change from Brazil and giving it back to the hard working Americans here in the  United States.  I am referring to the 2 Billion President Obama has promise to give to Brazil to drill for oil.   The Wall Street Journal of August 9,2009 reports Brazil is getting 2 Billion US dollars to drill for oil and it's not even in US waters.  Thank you very much Brazil,  I'll take my money back and give it to American drillers instead. Now there is another 2 Billion you can cut and make the sham $40 to $41 Billion.  For the complete article clik here.


With a Federal budget nearing 15 Trillion American dollars and the country borrowing more money every day to just pay the interest to China and other countries don't you think $38 or $39 Billion of the promise $100 Billion, is just absolutely ridiculous!  It is my hope that every newly elected member who considers him/herself a Tea Party Congressman/woman will vote against this paltry and insulting spending cut.

I plan to make it know to my Congressman, will you!

Pops

*http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/09/us/politics/09fiscal.html?_r=1&hp





 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Blog to Follow (not mine)

I would like everybody who reads my posts and follows my blog to go over to a new or (restarted) under a different name blog.  It is Contemplating
This blog is run by a wonderful US ARMY Chaplin and Iraqi war veteran.  I have met and feel confidant enough to say know, Chaplin Lynn since we have been blogging at his old blog and emailing for approximately 4 or 5 years.  He is a wonderful man, soldier and Chaplin.  

Go  over and read what he has to say at Contemplating.

Pops

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vindicated

That's how I feel today, vindicated.  Regarding my post last week of "No Fly, No Sh__!"  For those who may have read and thought I was out of my mind.  You needed to catch the O'Reilly Factor on Thursday night.  Lt. Col. Hunt emphatically agrees the United States of America has military on the ground in Lybia.  His expert opinion is supported by Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer on FOX NEWS last Friday morning.

For a very interesting read I suggest you go to Garbanzo Toons, clik here, on the way Capitalism is reducing the care of health care.  Guess what it has nothing to to with government control.!

Now if that's not enough intelligent guessing for you how about the words "slippery slope".  Here we go again.  Politicians running a kinetic military action" and our brave warriors will have to pay the price in blood and guts.  I for one am sick and tired of these so called experts sitting on their arses in the White House getting our warriors killed for politics.  It's not about war, it's not about oil,  it's not about land or even a humanitarian effort.  It's  about POWER!  Them that have it and them that want it.  It's pretty darn clear BHO wants to be king of the world along with George Soros at his side.  Soros doesn't believe there is a God and BHO believes in Allah and the forty virgins so a God fearing Judao-Christian country like the United States must be taken down at all costs. 

Well George I would love to be there when you find out there is a God and as for BHO well.....I'd love to be there when he finds out the forty virgins are all men like himself!

Wake up people, get out on the streets and sidewalks and coffee shops and ask your neighbors to let you educate them.  Show them the way!

Pops

Saturday, March 19, 2011

No "Fly" Zone? No Sh__!

Got your attention? Think about this?  My Daddy always said, "Boy, (he was fond of calling me boy, I think maybe he forgot my name once in a while) flys only buzz around sugar and horse sh__ (manure) and you ain't sweet!  That is exactly my point.  Are we to believe an Administration who has lied repeatedly to the American public for the past two years.  How about we just use a little ol' good common horse sense.  Here's my case for "Horse Sense"!

Japan has an earthquake.  Japan has a Tsunami.  Japan started WWII in secret, (Is Japan really telling the truth? Does a leopard change it's spots?) Japan has nuclear plants with problems.  The prevailing winds on earth blow West to East.  The United States is to the East of Japan.*  The administration of BHO, POTUS, says we have nothing to worry about. **(+)

Some recent lies and mis-statements of  BHO, POTUS, are:

BHO, I'll buy a new pair of shoes and walk the picket line with my union brothers and sisters.  Missed him in Wisconsin.
BHO, I'll close Gitmo in a year if you elect me POTUS.  Last time I checked Gitmo was still open.
BHO, Obamacare will reduce premiums for the American consumer.  Again, last time I checked my premium for health insurance went up.  Check out California, it's average health premium was reportedly to go up for some as much as 39%. Clik here.  Of course this isn't going to happen, Clik here!  Kathleen Sibelius has gotten into the fray.
BHO, I will not rest until this crisis is resolved,  POTUS said that about the Gulf oil spill, the Wisconsin protests, and the budget crisis.  Today BHO is in Brazil  with his wife, children and MIL. Can you say, V A C A T I O N?
BHO,  And, my personal favorite, I am sending the Vice POTUS to Congress to help settle the budget problem.  Where is Joe "bite my tongue" Biden today?
BHO, Timothy Geithner is an honest man.  He's an accountant who just forgot to pay his income taxes.

No "Fly" Zone, really now who do you believe? I don't see any sugar in this picture so it must be.....well, you decide.  I'll report.

God Bless America!
* Nuclear Plant locations in the United States
** Concerned Nuclear Scientists Report  scroll down a little bit
+ On the above page, Concerned Nuclear Scientists Report the Center Headline article is also an excellent article for Conservatives who are Outraged.

One last item, please welcome on board my good friend and fellow blogger Cookie of The Cook Shack.  If you are looking for good Gab & Grub stop by and say Hi! 

UPDATE:  No "fly".  Well don't say I didn't tell you.  Cruise missles do not make up a no fly zone.  You think we don't all ready have military agents on the ground now!  Just another Middle East mess we've gotten into and don't need to be there.  I just had a long talk with my warrior (now safely home) and just like the Viet Cong he agrees, you can't tell the civilians from the non-civilians it doesn't matter what country you are in.  No body wears a black hat or a white hat anymore.  
Pray for America!

Pops

Sunday, March 13, 2011

$4.00, $5.00, $6.00 Where's it Going to STOP!

Breaking News: PJ CROWLEY RESIGNS Clik here  Posted at http://philippathomas.wordpress.com/ A very interesting blog with some decent reporting.

Now on with the concern of oil and gas.  Since BHO has taken over as POTUS gas prices in this country have risen by 37 percent.  CNN, (known in some circles as Clintion News Network) has a very interesting by a well known writer Roland Martin.  In the article Mr. Martin who's political leanings are aligned with that of CNN's, flatly states POTUS is out in left field on this one!  I should point out that Mr. Maring has in the past defended American Blacks against the left.  Most notably Michael Steele, previous head of the Republican party and others against those who would say and said they were "Uncle Toms".  On a personal note I find Mr. Martin a very interesting and intriguing writer who is somewhat "Fair and Balanced".

Pertaining to the rise in oil and gas White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said other factors, like whether there's a "major disruption in the flow of oil," will have to be considered (before releasing our reserves).  "It's an option we are considering. But there are a number of factors that go into it, and it is not price-based alone," Carney said. "I wouldn't look to a price threshold." COMMENT:  My G-d man, what do you need $5.00 a gallon gas!  I would also remind readers POTUS is on record as supporting $5.00 gas before he became POTUS.  I have seen the video and am searching for it to post.  This will drive Americans to buy more "green" cars he says.  Does Chevy Volt, aka GM bailout sound somewhat strange now?  Follow the bouncing ball people.

Once again, POTUS  has show his complete lack of the ability to make a decision.  Going clear back to taking Federal Funds or not taking Federal Funds for the campaign, until he found his union bosses would spend millions in his behalf, up to the point of make no decisions regarding his good friend and fellow dictator MOOMAR KADAFFY he simply can not make a decision.  The unfortunate result of his inability to make decisions is the rising price of gas in the Untied States.  This as most liberals don't understand or admit to is hurting the very people he and the liberal democrats say they support,  the poor and downtrodden.  Middle class Americans may not like spending $4 and $5 for gas however, they will adjust.  The poor like some of my wife's patients living on meager Social Security checks will have to make major decisions.  Some of these decisions may be life threatening.  Whether to by much needed medicine or food to survive.  Does the words "death panel" come to mind.

So as a friend of mine told me last week regarding a personal issue, "Man up" BHO, or as my father was so fond of saying, Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!

By the way this middle class semi retiree has made two pledges this year.  One is to NOT observe Meatless Monday.  I vow to eat some type of meat every Monday this year.  The second is NOT to do fast food more than once a month.  So far so good on both.  You see I have made an adjustment regarding the rising cost of gas.  I pray for those who do not have that opportunity.

Pops
Martin article at CNN

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

All Over the PLace

Just who does he think he is?  This week BHO has told MOOMAR Khadfy to leave his county.  Today he threathens associates of MOOMAR and says they will be held accountable.  How about holding the Wisconsin Senators accountable for their actions first.  Even though he thinks there are 57 states*

My friend and fellow blogger Cookie, at his blog The Cookshack, has a short video by Michelle Bachman regarding $105 Billion, that's Billion, with a "B" folks Obama-care fraud.**  Clik here and go see the video.  You will loose your mind! You have to scroll down to the Friday, March 4,2011 and clik on the video.

Give me  FREAKING  break will ya!  Nah, not give me, Give all Americans a FREAKING BREAK!!!

I used to be a Republican.  Years ago I changed that to a Constitutional Conservative.  I know Democrats, Independents, and a few non-believers too!  I am just about....well never mind about that.  Who is right 6 Billion or 60 Billion dollars both amounts are chump change!!  It's 1% or .06% of the WHOLE national budget.  As far as I'm concerned both parties need a boot in the butt right out of Washington DC.  We, the American public are smart enough to see this as "same ol' politics as usual".  This is pure BS!  Quit FREAKING spending, period!  Ever heard of freeze!!!!!!  Nothing gets any more now that it has in the past!

And to those of you who may be sports fans I want to go on record to say I never was a Jim Tressel fan and for all practical and intents purpose am not a big fan of college football.  IMHO if I were President G Gordon Gee of the Ohio State University I would have called Mr. Tressel in and given him the opportunity to sign one of two letters.  One says, I'm fired.  The second one says I resigned.  Don't let the door hit you in the butt Jim.
Since Mr. Gee didn't have the intestinal fortitude to do that, I am calling on Mr. Tressel to do the honorable thing,  FALL ON YOUR SWORD!  Save some face for the Ohio State University!

Pops
My word of the day, FREAKING
*57states
**$105Billion

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Was There Any Doubt?

Was there any doubt,
      When you elect a community organizer with no experience that The United States was in for a rough time.
Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when the community organizer attended a church (his words not mine) that the Pastor preached to the congregation "God Da__ America"  The United States was in for a rough time. Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer associates with known un-repenting terrorists, The United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer campaigns stating any assault on unions he will buy a new pair of walking shoes and be on the sidewalk with them the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt? *      
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer took his Presidential campaign to foreign counties like a rock star, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer campaigned on "hope and change" but never said what the change would be, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer held a victory celebration that looked like the coronation of a king, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
        Was there any  doubt when the community organizer bowed to foreign Head of States, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt when a community organizer bought off Senators and Congressmen to seize one sixth of the nations wealth with a health care plan that is unaffordable, unable to be financed, un-Constitutional and uncontrollable, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt, when the largest oil catastrophe happened in the Gulf of Mexico, the community organizer shut down the other oil producing wells and put thousands of Americans out of work and with Middle East turmoil causing gasoline to rise by 13% in the last 30 days,  and the community organizer has failed to allow the drilling to begin again in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?
       Was there any doubt, when the community organizer picked the son of the late Mayor of Chicago Richard Daily for a Chief of staff and sent him to unions meetings to spiel the community organizer's support of the unions with mass third world country style rallies, the United States was in for a rough time.  Was there any doubt?

       IS there any doubt this community organizer's actions and patterns of government or the lack there of is incompetent, narcissistic, incapable, inadequate and maladroit.

The oath of the Office of the President of the United States says, "

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 

No where in that oath that says anything about being competent, so sad.  However, the Constitution says:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Note, there is nothing in this that says anything remotely about segregation of the American people,  it's most simplistic form says

We the People, a perfect Union, common defence, Blessings of Liberty to ourselves, and our Posterity.



Is there any doubt the community organizer has failed to uphold The Oath of Office to the entirety of the citizens of The United States of America!  Is there any doubt?

*IS there any doubt the community organizer is a liar when he has failed to even show up in Wisconsin and walk in what perhaps may be the biggest test of unions in the history of the United States.  Is there any doubt?

Pops

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WISCONSIN

Support Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin

Support Governor John Kasich of Ohio

For the teachers of these states and others please don't teach my grandchildren.  It's obvious you care more about $$$$$$$ than education. 

Pops

Friday, February 18, 2011

The President Speaks

President Obama has accused Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, of unleashing "an assault" on unions by pressing legislation that would end collective bargaining rights for public employees and sharply increase their health care and pension payments.( Franklin County Employees pay 10% of their salary, I know, I was one!)

"Some of what I've heard  (my underline)coming out of Wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions," Obama told WTMJ-TV in a White House interview Wednesday. "And I think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors, they're our friends."*

Once again you admittedly don't have all the facts. Mr. President, do us all a favor, please.  Stay the hell out of state and local politics.  You've already nearly ruined the federal government.   Is your memory so short you don't remember Sgt. Crowley and your friend Mr. Gates at the famous White House Beer Summit? **

Pops

** http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/30/beer-summit-details_n_248261.htmlbeer summit

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Jester and the Joke

I have recently been very critical of barrack hussein obama.  It has not been without just cause.  He has dropped the pretense of “going to the middle” ala President William Jefferson Clinton.  He has reached the point where, IMHO, his narcissism has completely consumed him, his wife, his inner circle and those like him.  Mayor Bloomberg of New York comes to mind along with Nancy Pelosi.  barrack hussein obama and the rest have literally  left the reservation of common sense, intelligence and  intellect..  Mayor Bloomberg wants to control the fat content in  a Whopper and Me Shell, my bell, wants to develop food oasis’s and control the portions of food served in restaurants.

These comments are supported by BHO’s total and complete lack of following the advice of his so called Budget Panel.  When the  alleged panel of experts was convened at the cost of who knows to the tax payers it, like the bank bailouts, the car bailouts, the money for clunkers , the money for refrigerators, it was the plan to follow regarding the deficit.

The wise men of this panel of experts advised on raising taxes and cutting from nearly all programs.  This included the Entitlements, ie;” Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.  Soon to be a recipient of  a couple of these programs, personally I was not thrilled., until I saw the waste and  unnecessary elements in and of these programs.* In order to pass  “obamacare” BH0 thought nothing of whacking 500 million dollars from Medicare.  That in part, is how the term “death panels” began.  More people, baby boomers, less money, less care, = more deaths at a younger age,  Now he refuses to touch Medicare  because it doesn’t fit into his budget.

It is time to draw a line in the sand.  Shut down the government!  Pay our bills and quit spending our grandchildren’s money.  We simply  cannot continue to go down this path.   We don’t need demonstrations in the streets.  We all, and that includes you need to contact your Congressman and both Senators. Tell them to stop spending or like the ones un-elected in 2010 they will be un-elected in 2012 or at their next election should they be a Senator.. No more deficit  ceilings to be raised and no more spending more than we take in. The past government, Congress, the Senate and BHO spent $.22 per $1.00 more than the country took in! That’s is not  called a balanced budget.  And while you have them on the phone ask  them why they have not submitted a Balanced Budget Bill.  You might suggest they think about their term limit at the next election.  And one more thing,  pass this along to everyone you know.  Get fired up and get vocal.  The Silent Majority must not be silent any more!

Pops

*Clik here for the report

Monday, February 14, 2011

Can You Say Domino?

Before we address the Middle East an area of equal concern is the budget here in the United States.  All kinds of deals and and doles are being bantered about.  The 2010 Tea Party and Republican candidates pledged $100Billion in cuts.  That didn't set well with some old hat Republicans but, certainly resonated with the American public in general.  About a week ago the number of $32Billion in Federal spending cuts was being mention.  Apparently the old guard Republicans had not got the message at election time.  Various news talking heads are now reporting cuts of $100Billion again.

Ways to save our children's and grand children's American life style with budget cutting have been all over the board.  Cut this program, cut that program.  Now barrack hussein obama is proposing freezing federal wages earners wages.  Not exempting them from a COLA but just no more hourly/annual salary increases.  Of course promotional increases will be allowed.  The Republicans mentioned cutting money from the schools and barrack hussein obama proposes cutting Pell Grants to the point them may as well do away with them. Some people think foreign aid is a good place to cut.  I have a novel idea.  Why not  for the next 18 months just cut 
EVERYTHING BY 10% ! 



I know that sounds simplistic however, sometimes the simplest way is also the easiest way.  Each department head knows his/her department the best and should know where the waste is.  They get the big $$$$ to make the call, NOW let them do it.  If Congress can't come up with a 10 year reduction balanced budget plan by then.  GUESS WHAT?  Vote 'em out.  Just like 2010.  Now by doing that it would give our ladies and gentlemen in Congress time to focus on programs that really are not needed.  The Arts comes to mind for me.  I got a thing about paying some guy to put a crucifix in an jar of urine and my tax dollars pay for it.  Let Nancy Pelosi pay him since she likes the arts so much!

I heard it mentioned many years ago.  I believe it was the 1960's,  the words "Domino Affect".  Then we were referring to the fall of Saigon and the country of Vietnam.  Today, February 14,2011 we are referring to the Middle East.  In the 60's we know what happened when Saigon fell.  The Khmere Rogue followed and thousands lost their lives.  Today a similar scenario  exists.  It is simply called the Middle East.  To outline all of this in a blog would in my opinion be too long.  I invite you to view a short video of the Glenn Beck program last week (just a couple of minutes).  This explains it much better than I could.  Then Clik on the listed web sites and read the supportive documents and articles.  This surely will back up very well what we failed to learn when the politicians gave up and limited our military in Vietnam.  Could it happen again?  Folks check out today's news,  it is!

Glenn Beck Video  scroll down to the video 


PA Cabinet resigns


Jordon Denies


Yemenis Protests

Tunisia  Read January 18th article at the top of the page


See the map  Hot Spots


Behind Egypt's Revolution 

Pops




Friday, February 11, 2011

Let Me Get This Straight!

We take an ally of 30 years, understanding it is  a dictatorship and risk tossing  it to an organization like the Muslim Brotherhood.  You can learn more about the Muslim Brotherhood by cliking here.   Not saying all I really need to know about the MB is the alleged  mastermind of the 9-11 was a member.  MB is also linked to Al qeada and Hezbolla, but that's a good start!

Again, I bring to mind and hopefully to your understanding the people protesting in Tahrir Square are only a minuscule percentage of the Egyptian population.  Even the reported 500K protester is a drop in the bucket to the 80+million population of Egypt.  I again ask, who made up the signs preprinted in English. Who supplied the “bullhorns” for the leaders in Tahrir Square.  How did a reportedly “American” organization such as Code Pink become involved in this protest  Seems to me maybe some Federal Government organization needs to be looking into Code Pink.  One must ask what is in it for Code Pink?  Why are they protesting there?

4:00PM

Dictator Mubarak hands over power to the military.  Was there any pressure from any other country other than the US White House for him to step down.  Was Canada, Britain, Germany, Spain or any country as vocal as our White House?  It is all ready being predicted that the Muslim Brotherhood is the best organized “faction” in Egypt.  Is there any doubt the MB will soon be in control of Egypt? What country in the Middle East will fall next? Is there any doubt that the so called democracy called for by the Egyptians will now be a puppet theocracy controlled by MB?  NOW, is there any doubt in anybodies  mind that barrack hussein obama is completely immersed in the destruction of democracy and freedom throughout the world.

Remember this! This community organizer is doing just what he was trained for by Reverend Wright and the socialist bombers of the sixties and I might add probably his father who was Muslim.  This is a man who bowed to heads of all the socialist, communist, and Stalinist and Muslim countries and.  This is the man who gave an MP 3 player to our stanches ally, Great Britain.  This is the man who refused to meet with the head of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.  There can be no doubt this man, barrack hussein obama is the absolute worst thing to happen to the United States of America.  His regime surpasses the Black Plague struck Europe as a destructive power

.  All ready the signs of “Death to America” are popping up all over the world.  If there ever was a need for some head of state to be thrown out of office it is HERE!  It is NOW!  IMPEACH barrack hussein obama!  Do it before we are all forced to go to the mosque and shout Alla Akbar!

Pops

Monday, February 7, 2011

LEAD, FOLLOW or GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!

My dad was known for having an old saying for just about everything.  Growing up, oh my, I hated it.  Do something wrong and he wouldn't criticize he would just respond with  an old saying.  Do something right, the old saying was accompanied with a pat on the back.  It encouraged you to do more right things than wrong.  As most of us know the older we get the wiser our parents get.  Funny how that works out.  Reminds me of the time my son, Jacob, came home after basic training and told me how smart I had gotten in 3 short months.  I believe I told that to my dad too!

Anyway, a couple of old sayings popped into pop's head after hearing a story on FOX news about an Imam that had been captured after crossing the Mexican/United States border last month.  Usually I hammer the Obama people for the total and complete lack of border security.  I surely don't want to forget Jannie, the borders better today than before, Napolitano but.....I gotta throw the hammer at President George W also.  None of these people have done anything but talk, talk, talk, about border security.  To me that is very disturbing.  Check out this article about the Imam and how he made it into the US of A.  Clik here.  For more information about this controversial Imam clik here.  Drug smugglers are one thing but radical Imam clerics are entirely something else in my book.

Oh yes, the sayings, one was as my father would have put it, "for God's sake boy do something even if it's wrong"!  The second one that came to mind went something like this, "do something boy, lead, follow, or get the hell out of my way"!  My father wasn't a bashful kind of man as you may have come to guess.  On occasion my mother would just cringe and quietly advise me not to do some of the things "your father does".  Although at the time she probably thought that was good advice I am sure she would say now she is glad my father set a good example for me.

In October of  2006 President Bush signed "The Border Security Act".*  It was to authorize the building of 700 miles of security fence on our southern border. This was just a political move to try and appease those living in the southwest and those who support law and order in the country.  It was a joke then and is now.  Mathematically the 700 miles of fence fails to cover half of the 2000 + mile Mexican/US border.  Walk to the end of the fence and go around.  According to Senator John McCain's Presidential campaign ad only 500 miles of the fence has been constructed and that is spotty.  Complete the damn fence John or get out of the way of someone who will.  Come to think of it.  Perhaps Congress and the Senate ought to build the danged fence.  At least they would be doing something for their pay.  They sure aren't now!

President Obama's plan to send 1200 troops to the border is just as weak!**  Do the math Barack, 2000 miles of border, 1200 troops, 24 hours in a day,  hmmm, doesn't seem to look like much to me.  Then again, I'm just an old country boy who learned simple math in a public school when public schools actually TAUGHT children to do math.  Two plus two in my book still comes up four although my concept may be wrong. 

So folks where do we go from here ? I think I may have an answer.  I do believe middle  America has just about had it with politicians and the Mary do gooders and the John McCains up to their necks.  This has been represented by the Tea Parties, the last elections, the states suing the Feds over Obamacare and also in the decline of unions. Joe and Janet Citizen are standing up and making noise or as my father would say, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease boy".  First Obamacare and now Congressman Ed Royce is proposing a bill much like the Arizona Immigration law in the House of Representatives.  The somewhat startling news is he may have enough votes to get it to the Senate.  Let's hope he does and let's see what the 100 prima donnas in the Senate have to say about illegal immigration.  Now if we can just get that danged fence, all 2000+ miles of it built!

Pops

**Obama's border buildup clik here
*Bush's border buildup  clik here

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Can It Happen Here!

Thanks to a good Physical Therapist and a little hard work on my part I am able to take my arm out of my compound sling and type.  It's a good thing too!  For the past week I have been sidelined by this surgery and unable to post and frankly it was causing me great distress. That's the good/bad news. Being unable to post it gave me time to absorb and digest all that has been going on in the middle east.  Of course Egypt is tantamount in every one's mind BUT, take this one step farther.  Can this type of revolution happen in the Untied States?

Look at the totality of the situation in Egypt.  A country of 80+million, mostly Muslim. According to the IMF, International Monetary Fund the Egyptian unemployment rate is 9.2% for 2010.* Lower than that of the United States until this mornings somewhat suspicious 9% number was reported.  I discount the average income as $2.00 per week as the price of gas is $.35/liter, average electric bill is $55.00/monthly and a bus pass is $.27/one way local.  The average net salary is $267 per month.**

Admittedly I don't have all the figures Ambassador John Bolton may have at his command.  The question remains.Can this happen here!  There have been supportive demonstrations in several major US cities this past week.  Now CNN is reporting other anti US government organizations are holding rallies not in support of Egypt but to start to fuel the fire in The United States.

A country that has been a dictatorship (?) but relatively stable for the past 30 years is set off by no more than 250,000 people.  That is the most I have heard reported on both left and right wing TV stations.  The call for the million man march failed to produce any more than the original 250K, again out of a country with an 80M+ population.  Have I missed something in my morning physical therapy sessions?  I don't believe so. 

So, what caused the problem.  Are you telling me one afternoon 250,000 Egyptian people were all sitting around the diner table and decided to riot in the streets the next day?  Who, is and was responsible for this?  Are you telling me all these printed sign in English and Arabic just appeared?  Who, is and was responsible for this?  It appears to me all the major networks including FOX and MSNBC are missing something.  Call me crazy but I think it's a fair question.  

This morning, Saturday,  February 5, the news is talking about the domino effect.  Unrest in other countries next to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia,  and the Sudan.  Our own President is calling for the removal of President Mubarak.  Yet he and his cronies work diligently to replace the very democratic government we live under with a Socialistic/Marxist government that he leads with a few of his elite.  Where is this coming from?  Where is this going to?  I fear not for myself but, for my children and grand children. 

Now the Obama administration is pointing fingers at the Intelligence Community, specifically the  Central Intelligence Agency blaming them for the lack of adequate intelligence.  Supported by Diana Feinstein and others in questioning yesterday of CIA officials.  However it was quickly pointed out by Stephanie O'Sullivan, of the CIA, the administration was notified in late 2010 of the unrest in Egypt.  It's the Obama blame game all over again. clik here

More to come as the crisis continues and the questions go unanswered.

Pops

Other headlines in the news are "Hundreds March in the Jordan" Clik here 
Who says money can't buy  power. clik here.

* http://www.indexmundi.com/egypt/unemployment_rate.html

**http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Egypt

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer