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Politics / WOW !! WOW !! AND WOW AGAIN !!
October 24, 2012, 09:09:12 AM

95 year old hero!
Letter To Obama at Whitehouse Sent from 95 year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor !!



This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country.

    A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

    Dear President Obama,

    My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

    I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

    One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

    So here goes.

    I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

    I can't figure out what country you are the president of.
    You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:
    " We're no longer a Christian nation"
    " America is arrogant" - (Your wife even
    announced to the world," America is mean-
    spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching
    that nonsense to 23 generations of our
    war dead buried all over the globe who
    died for no other reason than to free a
    whole lot of strangers from tyranny and
    I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

    After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."

    Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

    I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

    Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

    Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue . You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

    And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

    One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

    You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
    You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
    And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle...

    Harold B. Estes
    Snopes confirms as true:
    When a 95 year old hero of the "the Greatest Generation" stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can. Please pass it on.

September 24, 2012, 02:58:47 PM



    1. Acts of Hostility Toward People Of Biblical Faith:

    a. April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying
    they "cling to guns or religion" and have an "antipathy to people
    who aren't like them."

    b. February 2009 – Obama announces plans to
    revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to
    participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and
    fully implements the plan in February 2011.

    c. April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University , Obama
    orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered when he
    is making his speech.

    d. May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer
    Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House.

    e. April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated
    three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican ; of course, the pro-life
    Vatican rejected all three.

    f. October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase
    about "the Creator" when quoting the Declaration of Independence –
    an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.

    g. November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is
    "E pluribus Unum" rather than "In God We Trust" as established by
    federal law.

    h. January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a
    WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S.
    Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue
    to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be
    transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to
    be re-erected as ordered by the Court.

    i. February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department,
    for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious
    freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious
    persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure
    from the public and from Congress.

    j. April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges
    passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring
    protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to
    hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of
    their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.

    k. August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health
    care rules that override religious conscience protections for
    medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception.

    l. November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President
    Franklin Roosevelt's famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial.

    m. November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously
    avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech.

    n. December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other
    countries' religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical
    homosexual rights.

    o. January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the
    First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in
    hiring their pastors and rabbis.

    p. February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans
    in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer
    forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion.

    2. Acts of Hostility From The Obama-Led Military Toward People Of
    Biblical  Faith:

    a. June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references
    to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National
    Cemetery ..

    b. August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory
    to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and
    is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third
    century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world
    (except America).

    c. September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders
    from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them
    from chaplains.

    d. September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed
    Medical Center stipulating that "No religious items (i.e. Bibles,
    reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used
    during a visit."

    e. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for
    Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to
    impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a
    Christian charity.

    f. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add
    a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches
    and Wiccans.

    g. February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point
    dis-invites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant
    General William G. ("Jerry") Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event
    because he is an outspoken Christian.

    h. February 2012 – The Air Force removes "God" from the patch of
    Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei).

    i. February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a
    letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read.

    3. Acts of Hostility Toward Biblical Values:

    a. January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding
    for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad,
    forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or
    perform abortions in other nations.

    b. January 2009 – President Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of
    state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions
    and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.

    c. March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups
    from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.

    d. March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem
    cell research.

    e. March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN
    population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with
    Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and
    involuntary sterilizations.

    f. May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for
    abstinence-only education and replaces it with "comprehensive"
    sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and
    abortions. He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.

    g. May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling
    pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in
    their "criminal" activities.

    h. July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal
    benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch
    employees, in direct violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

    i. September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as
    EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should "not
    tolerate" any "private beliefs," including religious beliefs, if they
    may negatively affect homosexual "equality."

    j. July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation
    of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to
    include abortion.

    k. August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for
    176 abstinence education programs.

    l. September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to
    ignore a judge's decision striking down federal funding for embryonic
    stem cell research.

    m. February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to
    stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

    n. March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate
    videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get
    abortions for victimized underage girls.

    o. July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the
    military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington
    in March 1778.

    p. September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains
    may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation
    of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

    q. October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants
    to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive
    programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic
    Church is anti-abortion.

    4. Acts Of Preferentialism For Islam:

    a. May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of
    Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners
    in honor of Ramadan.

    b. April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is dis-invited from
    the Pentagon's National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from
    the Muslim community.

    c. April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of
    government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to
    remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad,
    jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc.

    d. August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam
    and condescendingly of Christianity.

    e. August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on
    multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground
    Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church
    being denied permission to rebuild at that location.

    f. 2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of
    official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this
    White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but
    regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010
    statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

    g. October 2011 – Obama's Muslim advisers block Middle
    Eastern Christians' access to the White House.

    h. February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies
    for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were
    burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the
    right thing to do.

    Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first
    time they have happened in four centuries of American history.
    The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is
The Coffee Shop / WHY ?
September 18, 2012, 05:45:07 AM
Why Grandpa carries a gun

Why Carry a Gun?

My old grandpa said to me 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and
usually it's when he becomes too  old to take a butt whoopin.'

I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world..

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for  failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron.
Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a butt whoopin' unknown (but obviously brilliant)
Politics / Why Mitt Romney is Unlikeable.
August 20, 2012, 09:52:14 AM
I learned a lot about Mitt Romney from this email.

Why Mitt Romney is Unlikable!
A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people.  Frankly, we struggled to understand why.  So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "unlikablility."

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:
1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)
4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when necessary.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America?
7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!
8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America's scorn.
9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.
10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans.
My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?
Personal Information:

His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor
of the State of Michigan

He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan

He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.

B.A. from Brigham Young University,

J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:

After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a
Mormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School and
Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan
bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity
investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the
United States.

In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost
to Ted Kennedy.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of
Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store
in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over
2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.

Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds
of business miracles again and again, with companies
like Domino's, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel,
Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama,
Home Depot Supply and many others.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for
his dad's gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad's governor's
office for eight years.

He was an unpaid bishop and state president of
his church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake
Olympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of
Massachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men
in our country but has given more back to its citizens
in terms of money, service and time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity,
almost 19% of his income.... Just for comparison purposes,
Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:

He will show us his birth certificate

He will show us his high school and college transcripts.

He will show us his social security card.

He will show us his law degree.

He will show us his draft notice.

He will show us his medical records.

He will show us his income tax records.

He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney's background, experience and
trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and
an excellent citizen for President of the United States.

You may think that Romney may not be the best
representative the Republicans could have selected.
At least I know what religion he is, and that he won't
desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers,
or practice fiscal irresponsibility.
I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle
that the current regime has gotten us into. We won't
like all the things necessary to recover from this
debt, but someone with Romney's background can do it.
But, on the minus side, he never was a "Community
Organizer", never took drugs or smoked pot, never
got drunk, did not associate with communists
or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor
called for God to damn the US.

Politics / God save Us from King Obama
August 06, 2012, 11:22:23 AM
Urgent Message from Michael Reagan

God Save US from King Obama

Dear Friend:

It's taken more than 200 years, two world wars, an industrial revolution, and the dawn of the Internet, but the United States once again finds itself at the mercy of an intolerant king.

Instead of a tax on tea, King Barack Obama and his Knights of the Fast Food Table seem intent on imposing a penalty on chicken — but not all chicken.

They are only targeting poultry prepared by Chick-fil-A.

And it's not because King Obama has decreed that Chick-fil-A makes a product that is any way unsuitable for the American people. It's because Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy had the audacity to make comments supporting the "biblical definition" of marriage as between a man and a woman — comments that directly conflict with the King's recent pronouncement on gay marriage.

Cathy's comments have undoubtedly infuriated the petulant king and his court, so much so that King Obama's mayors in Boston and Chicago issued proclamations of their own aimed at stopping further expansion of Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities.

This is nothing short of outrageous behavior by a king who is obviously out of touch with the rest of us peasants.

King Obama's rule is so egregious in fact that the traditionally left ACLU has weighed in on the side of Chick-fil-A. A senior attorney for the ACLU of Illinois reportedly told an interviewer that any government that can exclude a business for being against same-sex marriage, can also exclude a business for being in support of same-sex marriage.

It shows you how far to the left Obama and his allies have gone when the ACLU can't support its positions.

Unfortunately, the King's bad behavior doesn't stop with the food we eat. Part of King Obama's healthcare law also took effect this week. It will essentially force most employer-based insurance systems to provide contraceptive services.

The implementation of the healthcare mandate comes less than a week after a federal judge in Colorado temporarily blocked the government from enforcing its contraception requirement on the Denver-based Hercules Industry, a private manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, which is run by a Catholic family.

This is a case where King Obama's Justice Department offered the head of Hercules a choice: Either give your employees free contraception or surrender your company to the crown.

Put another way, give up your company, or give up your religion.

Not only is my father probably rolling over in his grave right now, but I would be so bold to say that FDR and John F. Kennedy are too.

We have a president who thinks he's a king. And America cannot afford a king who can so cavalierly discard the U.S. Constitution when it doesn't suit his political agenda.

I find it somewhat ironic that while the Justice Department is asking people to surrender their religion and their companies, and even some wealthy Democrats are giving up their passports to escape the tyranny of King Obama.
Politics / A quote....
May 05, 2012, 11:26:38 AM
An old West Virginia Hillbilly saying:

You cannot get the water to clear up
Until you get the pigs out of the creek.


Politics / An AD from Craig's List
March 20, 2012, 02:00:21 PM
You are probably not very interested in any used farm equipment but thought you might like to see this ad taken from Craig's List.

Fifty year old manure spreader FOR SALE - $1 ( Washington , D.C. )

Date: 2012-02-14, 10:21AM ESTReply to:

Fifty-year old manure spreader. Not sure of brand. Said to have been produced in Kenya . Used for a few years in Indonesia before being smuggled into the US via Hawaii . Of questionable pedigree. Does not appear to have ever been worked very hard. Apparently it was pampered by various owners over the years. It doesn't work very often, but when it does it can really spread the manure and sling it for amazing distances. I am hoping to retire this manure spreader next November. But I really don't want it hanging around getting in the way. I would prefer a foreign buyer that is willing to relocate this manure spreader out of the country. I would be willing to trade this manure spreader for a nicely framed copy of the United States Constitution.

Miscellaneous / Arab in a taxi
March 17, 2012, 10:56:27 AM
An Arab enters a taxi cab in Dallas, Texas..........
Once he is seated he asks the cab driver to turn off the radio because he must not hear music as decreed by his religion and; in the time of the prophet, there was no music, especially Western music, which is music of the infidel's and certainly no radio ........
So the cab driver politely switches off the radio, pulls over to the side, stops the cab and opens the back door.
The Arab asks him: "What are you doing man?"
The Texan answers: "In the time of the prophet there were no taxis.
So get your ass out and wait for a camel."
You gotta love Texas
Politics / The White Side of the Story of Negroes Law
February 26, 2012, 06:50:01 PM
This is the reason CNN has dropped Buchanan. It's like Newt G. said the other night in the debate. Your not supposed to bring up uncomfortable Facts.

Finally............ It is Said Publicly.    I have never seen the white side explained better! Pat Buchanan had the guts to say it. It is about time.   
       By  Patrick J.  Buchanan

Barack says we need to have a  conversation about race in America .. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation.. White America needs to be heard from,  not just lectured to.... This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its  convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First,  America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that  600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and  reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.. Jeremiah Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans.  Untold trillions have been spent since the ' 60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans,  legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude??

Barack talks about new 'ladders of opportunity' for blacks. Let him go to Altoona ?  And Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for 'deserving' white kids...?Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America ?  Is it really white America 's  fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse,  that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first  three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al  about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena . And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago. This needs to be passed around  because, this is a message everyone needs to hear!!!   

Because I'm for a better America

Sorry Democrats, this has got to get out to everyone to know our President...........saw this happen situation played out on TV just the other night when Pat Buchanan was taken off the air for his views regading this issue, ridiculous!!!  Quit making this a Racial issue, we aren't!!
I am
Not racist,
Not violent,
Just not silent anymore.

Politics / What does this word mean?
February 16, 2012, 04:06:55 PM
Why would this word be used in OUR healthcare system at all? Something to give pause and think about.....

Dhimmitude-- What does it mean?

Obama used it in the health care bill.

Now isn't this interesting? It is used in the health care law.

Dhimmitude -- I had never heard the word until now. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It's on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word.

Word of the Day: Dhimmitude

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.

How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time if I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is Dhimmitude.

I recommend sending this onto your contacts. American citizens need to know about it

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Politics / Exactly Right ~~~
January 18, 2012, 11:06:39 AM

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sends THE WEEKLY STANDARD an email commenting on the Marines' video, and has given us permission to publish it.

"I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
"All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?
"The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
"As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell."

Politics / How True It Is !
January 12, 2012, 11:01:44 AM
  Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way that you can quickly understand them.  This quote came from the Czech Republic.   Someone over there has it figured out. It was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon on 04.28.2010.   

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.  It will be far easier to limit and undo the follie an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.  Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.  The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.  It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president."
Politics / Facts are Facts *** Why carry a gun?
December 27, 2011, 12:04:26 PM

Facts are facts!  Don't listen to the bleeding heart liberals.


Why Carry a Gun?

My old Grandpa told me, the Good Book tells us that there is a time and a purpose to everything under heaven.
There is a time to kill and a time to heal and to every man there comes a time to die, but I want to add this; it is every man's responsibility to himself and his loved ones to see to it that as much as it is within his power he protects those people who are unable to protect themselves.
In order that I may protect myself and my family, I choose to carry a gun.

I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world..

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron.
Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a butt whoopin' unknown (but obviously brilliant)


In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. >From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up
and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

If you value your freedom, please spread this anti gun-control message to all of your friends.
The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental.



I'm a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
                  I hope you are too.

Politics / World's Largest Army
November 17, 2011, 02:23:31 PM
True story and most people will never know it.

Here's an interesting side bar. After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California to finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a massive invasion until they reached the Mississippi River . Remember, we had a 2 million man army and war ships in other localities, so why did they not invade?
After the war, the remaining Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question. Their answer....they know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them.

1.     The world's largest army... America 's hunters! I had never thought about this....
2.     A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
3.     There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin .
4.     Allow me to restate that number.
5.     Over the last several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.
6.     More men under arms than in Iran .
7.     More than in France and Germany combined.
8.     These men deployed to the woods of a single American state to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed.
9.     That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan 's 700,000 hunters,
10. All of whom have now returned home.
11. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that
12. The hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. The number of Hunters in the state of Texas would be the largest standing army in the world by it's self.
13. The point?
14. America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower.
15. Hunting -- it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security.
16. That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.
17. Food for thought when next we consider gun control.

                Dear friend, Bonnie.   
   I wish you a spectacular day.  May this birthday bring you smiles -- a HUGE cake w/ ice cream and
veggie soup and cornbread --- all prepared for you while you lounge in your recliner with your pretty
face smiling for all the world to see.
  In other words...Have a great day !!

Poetry / Life As A Turkey
November 15, 2011, 11:46:38 AM
                      Life as a Turkey

When I was a young turkey, new to the coop,
My big brother Tom took me out on the stoop,
Then he sat me down, and he spoke real slow,
And he told me there was something that I had to know;

Come about August, now listen to me,
Each day you'll get six meals instead of just three,
And soon you'll be thick, where once you were thin,
And you'll grow a big rubbery thing under your chin;

And then one morning, when you're warm in your bed,
In will burst the farmer's wife, and hack off your head;
Then she'll pluck out all your feathers so you're bald 'n pink,
And scoop out all your insides and leave ya lyin' in the sink;
"And then comes the worst part" he said not bluffing,
"She'll spread your cheeks and pack your rear with stuffing".

Well, the rest of his words were too grim to repeat,
I sat on the stoop like a winged piece of meat,
And decided on the spot that to avoid being cooked,
I'd have to lay low and remain overlooked;

I began a new diet of nuts and granola,
High-roughage salads, juice and diet cola;
And as they ate pastries, chocolates and crepes,
I stayed in my room doing Jane Fonda tapes;

I maintained my weight of two pounds and a half,
And tried not to notice when the bigger birds laughed;
But 'twas I who was laughing, under my breath,
As they chomped and they chewed, ever closer to death;

And sure enough when Black November rolled around,
I was the last turkey left in the entire compound;
So now I'm a pet in the farmer's wife's lap;
I haven't a worry, so I eat and I nap;

She held me today, while sewing and humming,
And smiled at me and said
"Christmas is coming. . ."


I just received this in an email --- makes perfect sense to me, so I thought I would share it here on the forum.

               Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition

                 As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories
are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles
of cheaply produced goods merchandise that has been produced at the
expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year
Americans will give the gift of genuine  concern for other Americans.
There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be
found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

                 It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says
a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced
wrapping paper?   Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How
about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?

                 Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who
are thinking about some health improvement.

                 Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed?
Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell
you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

                 Are you one of those extravagant givers who think
nothing of plonking down the Benjamin's on a Chinese made flat-screen?
Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or
lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at
the local golf course.

                 There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all
offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy
eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast
joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is
about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives
on the line to keep their doors open.

                 How many people couldn't use an oil change for their
car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working

                 Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would
LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

                 My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can
find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up
and running.

                 OK, you were looking for something more personal.
Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves.
They make jewelry, and potter and beautiful wooden boxes.

                 Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated
restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out
to see a play or at your hometown theatre.

                 Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing
local bands.

                 Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another
ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar
string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have
those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or
babysitter a nice BIG tip.

                 You see, Christmas is no longer about draining
American pockets so that China can build another glittering city.
Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small
businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we
care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the
benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.  THIS is the new
American Christmas tradition.  Forward this to everyone on your
mailing list -- post it to discussion groups -- throw up a post on
Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city -- send it to
the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news
departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and
isn't that what Christmas is about?

Politics / Victory or Death?
November 03, 2011, 11:40:52 AM

No matter who you are going to support

Victory or Death?
If you only check one email, take the time to watch this very sobering, frightening video.  The name of Newt Gingrich has recently been mentioned as candidate for President.  We don't know at this time who will be the next candidate, but if you listen to and watch this very sincere man, you might just like the idea.  Folks we are all in this together.  It's worth a listen, the message is sobering but true. This is very short, but a MUST listen.
WORTH YOUR TIME! Please click on the "blue" link below! 
Miscellaneous / In Cahoots
October 16, 2011, 08:51:16 PM
In Cahoots

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots.  Apparently, you
can't go alone.  You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been  Incognito.  I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane.  They don't have an airport; you have to be
driven there.  I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family
and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too
much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt.  That is a sad place to go, and I try not to
visit there too often.

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense!  It really gets the
adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! 
At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

Author Unknown
(An actual letter or not, it spells out the situation quite nicely--Jo McDonald )


This is a real letter sent to his employees. Read through to end it makes a lot of sense!

To All My Valued Employees,

There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn't pose a threat to your job.

What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country. Of course, as your employer, I am forbidden to tell you whom to vote for - it is against the law to discriminate based on political affiliation, race, creed, religion, etc.

Please vote for who you think will serve your interests the best. However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interest. First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a back story.

This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear.  Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside.  You saw my big home at last years Christmas party. I'm sure all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life. However, what you don't see is the back story.

I started this company 12 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living space was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.

My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn't have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business -- hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.

Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes.  Instead of hitting Nordstrom's for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the Goodwill store extracting any clothing item that didn't look like it was birthed in the 70's.

My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business --- with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.

So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9 am , mentally check in at about noon , and then leave at 5 pm , I don't. There is no "off" button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself.  I unfortunately do not have the freedom.  I eat, ****, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to me like a 1 day old baby.

You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden -- the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations... You never realize the back story and the sacrifices I've made. Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail out all the people who didn't.

The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for.  Yes, business ownership has its benefits but the price I've paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:

I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don't pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what?   I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes.  You know what my "stimulus" check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.

The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check?

Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country. The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you'd quit and you wouldn't work here. I mean, why should you? That's nuts. Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy. Here is what many of you don't understand ... to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn't need to pay taxes, guess what?   Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But you can forget it now.

When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don't defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart?   Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the mud of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine.

Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep. So where am I going with all this? It's quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple. I fire you. I fire your co-workers.   You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child's future. Frankly, it isn't my problem any more. Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire.

You see, I'm done. I'm done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.  

While tax cuts to 95% of America sounds great on paper, don't forget the back story: If there is no job, there is no income to tax. A tax cut on zero dollars is zero. So, when you make decision to vote, ask yourself, who understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn't?  Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of saving your job. While the media wants to tell you "It's the economy Stupid" I'm telling you it isn't.

If you lose your job, it won't be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the Constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me in the South Caribbean sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

Signed, Your boss,

Michael A. Crowley, PE
Crowley, Crisp & Associates, Inc.
Professional Engineers
1906 South Main Street, Suite 122  
Wake Forest , NC 27587  
Phone: 919.562.8860 x22
Fax: 919.562.8872
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