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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Donald Trump Schlongs Hillary Clinton

If he should win the Republican Party nomination, Donald Trump will Schlong Hillary Clinton in the general election.

If Ted Cruz should win the GOP nomination, HE’LL Schlong Hillary Clinton in the general election but I’m putting my money on Trump to be doing the SCHLONGING.

Nobody really has any confidence in Hillary Clinton being able to do anything about the myriad of serious issues currently infecting the nation. Not the Democratic Party leaders, the donors, the fringe elements that go to her rallies and even Hillary herself.

Nobody is interested in what Hillary can do as President. The only people who will vote for her are the ones taking more out of Government Services than are putting into them. She is a "Hail Mary" placeholder candidate who will deliver more of the nothing we have been getting from the current abysmal gang of "Reformers" that has only succeeded in casting a miasma over the nation and has left everybody in a bad mood for going on eight years now.

The best situation for all the people currently living in the United States today would be that Trump gain the nomination for at least two reasons: First to lay waste to the rest of the Left leaning establishment Republican Party. They have got to go and Trump is the guy who will do it. They can’t buy him and the American people will see to it that he’ll have the votes to oust them. Real progress will only come after they have left the party.

The other reason would be a tag-team scenario of Trump/Cruz hold onto the Oval Office long enough to bring about a new age of business in these United States. The Leftist Democratic Party and their media enablers make a lot of political hay in blasting “Big Business” but the businesses they are always hurting the most with their ever increasing tax burden and crushing regulations is “Small Business” while cozying up to the Wall Street big wigs to fill their re-election campaign bank accounts. Contrary to what you may have heard, it is Small Business that employs the most people in this country and always have. Without small business owners, sustained national growth is not possible.

It is small business that drives this country and the more we have of THEM the more we have of people pursuing the American Dream. Remember the American Dream? It seems to have disappeared under the Obama Regime. It’s time to bring it back and let it roar. There are people from all over the world just raring to open up a business here. Let’s let them and see what happens.

Between a Donald Trump and then a Ted Cruz presidency, business mindedness may grip the nation long enough to end the obstacles to progress and growth that the Democrats have been throwing at the working classes in this country for decades in order to substitute their own government run monetary assistance programs and all the while telling us that we can’t make it without their “help”. This only helps the poor stay poor.

Wouldn’t it be better to just have a job? Wouldn’t it be great to build something of your own? Something you can put your name on and have that on a checkbook in large print? Sure it would. But you aren’t going to get that by having the government take money out of your paycheck and fund useless wars, welfare and influence buying.
War is bad for business.

I can't help but laugh when people tell me, “Donald Trump will take us into War”! Say what? Aren’t we already at war on three fronts overseas and even here at home? Who did that? Trump hasn’t even gotten to the first primary vote and HE’S the warmonger? It’s an insane statement and I’ve heard it a number of times all the while in disbelief. Who thinks of this stuff? One shear fact keeps me from thinking Donald Trump would be a War President:  How can you do business with people if you’re bombing them or if they’re bombing YOU?

Donald Trump looks at the rest of the world and doesn't see war zones, he sees Markets. And one thing the United States needs more than anything, is a Market. China needs one too. So does Russia and the rest of Europe. War is not a boon to business, it is in reality a wasteful enterprise and should be looked upon as such. A nation doesn't get rich by going to war. It goes broke. Hasn't the last 12 years shown us that?

 Donald Trump is a businessman.

And Hillary Clinton is NOT.

Who are you going to go to for a job? Someone who’s never held one like Mr. Obama? Or someone who’s been handed jobs and benefited from unearned political favors? Neither Hillary or Obama have ever created jobs that resulted in a net gain for the U.S. economy. Oh sure they spent a lot of money but that money had already been earned by somebody else before it went to pay a government wage.  That’s not a job.

Donald Trump has created jobs. Lots of jobs for lots of people. People from all walks of life. Not everybody can be the boss but having a job is something we used to call “A good start” in this country. That was before an entry level job somehow became a symbol of corporate oppression needing the Federal Government to step in and decide what a living wage is, like they knew or cared.

So where are the jobs? Young people, recent college graduates of every stripe all looking for work. This is especially critical since the Federal Government took over the student loan program and drove up the costs of a college education. Or economy “grew” at a mere reported 2%. How you going to pay off all that debt with a 2% economy?

How is Hillary Clinton going to solve this problem for you?

Hillary will propose a tax. This tax will be paid for by “Big Business and Wall Street” and that money will go to seed the economy and create jobs. Always an increase in a tax, never a reduction of taxes. A tax increase increases the hands that the money has to go through, putting money into more government pockets. A tax cut would mean that this money would stay in YOUR pocket and that folks, would never do.

This proposal may also sound familiar since President Obama has done this already.

And here we are approaching our first Lost Decade since the Great Depression. Almost an entire able bodied young and educated workforce under employed and over taxed.

At some point we are going to run out of money. The people who are working will continue to be thrown out of work and the economy, drained by more government revenue taking, will continue to shrink. Eventually this will affect Entitlement Spending or to put it bluntly, the EBT and Welfare checks will have to be rationed. This will be an economic reality if things are allowed to progress as they are. No one will escape, not the working folks, not the non-working folks.

The United States economy can grow out of this situation but that is going to take strength of will, business acumen and strong conviction.

I don't see Hillary Clinton having any of that, do you? 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

UK Mulls Banning Trump, Accepting Shariah.

I realize that the hub bub about banning Donald Trump is only really just CNN trumpeting a petition that was put forth by one of their own Leftist minions in the UK, a long-time Trump hater named Suzanne Kelly and has zero chance of being adopted but one never really knows these days what's going on in the heads of the British Government. They banned radio talk show host Michael Savage in 2009 and if CNN wants to deal in mere speculation and jump to conclusions to fit their pre-defined narrative, well shit, so can I

So the Brits are banning everybody except Muslims. See these humble Muslims march through the London streets yelling that they're going to take over. This is ok in the UK! See the misunderstood Imams preaching "Death to Infidels" on the Thames. We cannot judge them and what are you, some kind of Racist?! 

Hear them scream "Allahu Akbar, We Will Bury You!". How gratifying it must be to the politicians in Britain that they are protecting these people from the likes of Donald Trump and Michael Savage. They should rest comfortably with the knowledge that they won't be around to incite THAT group with their Hate Speech! What a relief!

But it is a reality that what is going on in the UK and the rest of Europe today, specifically their inability and ultimate FAILURE to integrate the Middle Eastern migrant populations into European society, that actually underscores just how important Trump's proposal of a moratorium on the import of these people from openly hostile MUSLIM countries into the United States is. 

The Muslim populations of these countries have not mixed, have not integrated and have not accepted the law or the customs of the countries they have been given haven in for decades. And the second generation of these poor downtrodden have proven to be even worse. 

So now the United States must follow suit and allow the same thing to happen? And by speaking out against this happening is somehow "Hate Speech"? 

Since we in the United States don't actually have, under the U.S. Constitution, such a thing as Hate Speech (it's all just Free Speech), this petition to ban Mr.Trump for something he said is hard to understand in American society and really, It's just plain goofy. We may not like you or what you say, but you are allowed under the highest law of the land to say it.That's the American Way. And while we still have the American way, that's the way it's going to be. 

They don't actually have a right to free speech in the UK because if you say something they don't like, especially if you are an American, they'll ban you from entering the country. Since the UK is the last country I'd ever want to visit, this wouldn't bother me in the least. Should I miss the fine weather or the fine food the most? 

However this could prove real awkward should Trump win the Presidency. That idiot David Cameron will have to come over here to kiss his ass. And don't you think Trump won't make him. Nothing like putting your foot in your mouth a year in advance.

And the Mayor of London, that knee-jerk twit-for-brains Boris Johnson. How he got to be mayor without an ounce of brains. Perhaps that was his advantage. 

I particularly enjoy the Leftist talking point that the established Republocrats are also using since I've heard CAIR, PBS, Hillary Clinton and South Carolina Republocrat Senator Lindsey Graham use all within two hours of each other, which is how "Donald Trump is playing right into the hands of ISIL" by proposing this "ban". Like importing fewer hostile Muslims is going to hurt the country somehow? 

This new talking point is laughable at best. It's now as if it was Donald Trump that left 20 to 30 Billion dollars worth of tanks, armored humvees, missile launchers and literally PILES of other munitions in Iraq for ISIL to use. Like it was Donald Trump, a guy who is only just a candidate and holds no power of office, who intervened in the Middle East and deposed established governments in Iraq and Libya to create the power vacuum that enabled ISIL to get a grip in those countries. This has all been said without a hint of irony buy the powers that be and their media cohorts. One has to laugh. 

Yes, it's now the new mantra now sung in chorus by the government establishment: "It's Donald Trump's Fault!". We already know that the GOP establishment would prefer Hillary Clinton in the White House to Donald Trump. What a disgrace to the American people they all are. 

In a side note, GW Bush has been said to be now breathing a sigh of relief that he is no longer being blamed for everything Obama has messed up these last 7 long, long, long years. 

I love how the Socialist glory holes in the UK pounce on a successful American who has no ties to the status quo. Nothing scares an incestuous ingrained political malignancy like a person who can't be bought. 

By denouncing Trump for something he actually didn't say, and not taking the time to find out what he actually said, British Pols and their media minions send the message that they would rather have the Muslims than the rock solid national ideals of "Borders, Language and Culture" to infect their hollowed out Socialist autobots who accept in whole that their government knows what best for them. We know better than that. 

And while everybody is out looking for a Moderate Muslim, take a hint: Anyone who prays 6 times a day in any religion is a FANATIC. 

Really, what normal person has time for that? 

Trump 2016! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

American Arms On Display In World Conflict

If World War III comes about, and it appears like an eventuality, it will be a boon to the American armaments manufacturers in the United States.

Everywhere one looks, there are U.S. guns and munitions. American made TOW missiles in the hands of ISIL. Turkey using American supplied F-16s to shoot down Russian planes. All around us we see American arms making a difference for the Terrorists and their enablers. This is what it’s all about. For the United States, this is what makes our world go around. 

It just disgusts me.

I cringe every time I see images of an ISIL terrorist like Paris Attack ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, pictured beside a U.S. Humvee that he’s been riding around in terrorizing people with. Well not anymore since he's dead now but you know what I mean. And it has been revealed that ISIL is in possession of 2,300 Humvees to the tune of $ 579 million, many equipped with extra armor and machine guns. Good thing we sent them over there or ISIL wouldn’t have them.

But it doesn’t stop there. In 2014, by U.S. State Department estimates, our government supplied over $500 million worth of small arms, ammunition and other equipment to the Iraqi Army, also known as the ISIL Arms Middleman.

But don’t worry about the money; the U.S. government will just tax it's citizens more.

The U.S. sells ,or just gives, arms to everyone except Russia and China. We’ll supply arms to both sides of a conflict, no, EVERY side of a conflict.

Our slogan is: War, it’s just good for business.

Selling arms to Turkey so they can use them against the Kurds, who incidentally, are fighting ISIL, and the Russians, who, again, are fighting ISIL seems to run counter to a productive solution to the Middle East tangle but it is the Grand Scheme to keep the supplies pumping into the area and the money flowing to the U.S. Treasury. With all of President Obama’s Socialist ideology crippling the economy, we’ve got to get money from SOMEWHERE!

This is why we aren’t blowing up ISIL’s captured oil refineries or their heroin poppy fields. That would hurt business. Turkey is buying the oil at a huge discount. That frees up money for more guns. ISIL gets the money to buy arms through the Iraqi government by means of “Dropsies” in the field.

It’s all just wink, wink and send the check and all just fun and games until people start getting killed in France and Russia. Russia, for their part actually think they’re in a real war.

The rest of us are just in it for the money.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Allahu Akbar = Heil Hitler

These terrorist attacks in the name of Allah, much like the "religion" of Islam itself, have nothing to do with the worship of God.

This war we are involved in and the murderous and cowardly events that have transpired as a result do, however, have everything to do with oppression, subjugation and control. When one of these immoral and depraved have-nothings shouts "Allahu Akbar" what they really are saying is "Heil Hitler" because they are really just Nazis with beards. They are only using religion as a shade.

They don't even worship the God of Islam, they "follow" an Imam, a God-like figure, a cult of personality. They worship a living person and do what that person wills. They even fight amongst themselves when followers of two Imams clash over who is the "One" to follow. One group will feel that their Imam should be in charge of things. They can't even get it right about what Islam even means, splitting into so many contentious factions as to strain any hint of spirituality out of it altogether and just descend into a contest of wills. That religion part, well, it only gets in the way and so over the years has been dispensed with entirely so that the world is only left with the Hate. 

Islam today is NOT a religion, it is a CULT. These people are just pawns since they aren't smart enough to do anything else, just follow. And they follow A MAN. Actually, a bunch of different men. 

How stupid these people are. They will never get any spoils in their short insignificant lives. All they will get is a chance to spread terror before they are snuffed out and their proud ignorant relatives are left with a photograph on their wall of their Martyr Progeny for all the good it will do them. And that's all they've ever done, spawned a child that grew up to blow themselves up. They must be so proud. And they are because they are Cultists, born into a miserable lie and exist only to die. They will always have nothing and killing everyone they can isn’t going to bring them anything more than the nothing they have or any closer to any goal that may have been established for them.

So we have seen that Islam is a Murderous Death Cult. Always has been and it always will be. Just because millions of people belong to it does not make it legitimate. Just because many appear to be “Peace Loving” does not make them actually peace loving since once they grow in numbers, anywhere that this has happened, they start making demands that those around them change to their way.

This is not peace loving. It only leads to violence and it has happened everywhere where they have gone in the world. They bring only violence in the name of Islam. People who are Muslim should be ASHAMED at this result but they are not. That's because they are Cultists.

So these peace loving Fascists are all around us following the Mandates of Islam. Islam mandates they build Mosques and convert people and build Mosques and convert people and build Mosques and convert people. The ends justify the means and there isn't a whole lot of free will involved any more.

They are Muslim simply because they are Muslim.

In many places throughout the world it is now “Join or Die.” That, boys and girls, is Fascism.  Once they are converted, God is replaced by the Imam. HE is your master now and what he says is what Islam is. Now get on that prayer rug and face Mecca or we’ll cut your fool head off!

The Nazis worshiped a charismatic leader who promised to restore their homeland. Islam is full of charismatic leaders promising everything from a homeland in Israel to everlasting life in the next world.

The Nazis oppressed, tortured and killed anyone who didn’t agree with their way of thinking. The Muslims oppress torture and kill anyone who doesn’t go along with their image of establishing a religious Caliphate. They even kill other Muslims.

The Nazis rose to power by playing on the sympathies of the Western cultures that felt bad that Germany was torn apart and then forced to carry the financial burden of the war and reimburse the other nations for their expense.

The Muslims rose to power by playing on the sympathies of the Western nations who took one look at how they lived and said “What a stinking Hell Hole!” We've gotta do something for them, they live in shit!

The nations of the Middle East are rich beyond belief but are filled with very poor people. Millions and millions of very poor people. And nothing is done to improve their lot by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Kuwait and the UAE. Instead they are used by the ruling families who feed them, brainwash them in their Madrasas and send them out into the world to spread what, Allah’s Word? No, not that but to spread THEIR word and what THEY believe other people should believe in.They are all dictators born and raised under a dictatorship. What do you expect?

Modern Islam, the brand born in Saudi Arabia, has no culture or art. It only exists to expand and grow with no point or goal beyond that. There is no peace to it and no spirituality since there is no reflection or self-examination, repenting or redemption. They just want you to be a Muslim or be dead.

Since the 1960s the United States has been treating this Middle Eastern Fascist Death Cult like the acts of children. This behavior was tolerated and dismissed by American government policy and the compliant press. But this course has proven a failure and soon enough now we as a civilization will have to start to change the rules of engagement if we want to preserve our civilization, if we ever want to feel safe again for ourselves and our children, we will have to follow the precedence of human history and pursue these people to their lairs, destroy them and scorch the Earth in our wake.

Time to choose.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Obama Terrorist Relocation Program Hits Snag

Instead of sending Syrian terrorists to Gitmo, President Barack Obama has decided to instead send them to major cities across the country. One such example is: Springfield, Massachusetts.

Having spent some time in Springfield, MA, I’d say these people may yet prefer to go to Gitmo.

But living in the nations worst areas will afford our new arrivals ample cover to foment their next moves to fulfill their ultimate ambitions: Bending the United States to their will.

The Obama “seeding” program is sending North African terrorist cells to all the major bad neighborhoods in the country: Baltimore, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oakland, California, Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut etc. These places are already welfare havens and dangerous hell holes both complete with daily shootings, rampant drug use, few services, fewer retail stores and bad, bad, bad schools.

But our Syrian “friends” are not here to go to school or to work.

Rather than work at the local Walmart as greeter and saying "Welcome to Walmart" to all who enter, Allie Ben Mohammed would more likely want to blow himself up there. And Mohammed Upyor Whazoo, rather than ask you if “you want fries with that?” at the neighborhood McDonalds, would probably prefer to spray the lobby with bullets while shouting “Allahu Akbar” Because, let’s face it, that’s what they’re really here for.

But perhaps I’m mistaken. Perhaps I’m just buying into the mass hysteria that is sweeping the world and maybe, just maybe, the President is right, that these Migrants are no more dangerous than Tourists.

But it is coming to light that these "tourists" are being caught at the U.S. border and in neighboring countries with weapons and fake passports. Also those "widows and orphans", as the president has casually described them, seem to be armed to the teeth! Even the most died-in-the-wool American Liberal voter has got to wonder if something just doesn't seem right about Obama's plan for a re-engineered American society. 

It should now be well known that the Tsarnaev brothers, aka: the Boston Marathon Bombers, were given every luxury at the expense of the American Taxpayer. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the opportunity of a free Dartmouth College education. It costs $24,210.00 a year with room and board to go to Umass Dartmouth as a Massachusetts resident. It’ costs $28,370.00 if you live in New England and $37,795.00 if you live out of state. Most of the students who go there are paying full freight. For Dzhokhar that meant $96,840.00 without the cost of books all for “free”.

But he wasn’t here to be a student.

Recently President Obama challenged his critics openly. He was heard to say: “I've heard that some folks just don’t want these killers, I mean, peaceful migrants, in their neighborhoods. Well boo-hoo to you too!” On his way out the door, Mr. Obama was heard to say; "See ya, see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!"

Our imperial president has held firm to his conviction of distributing terror cells evenly across America’s once fruited plain so as to get the full effect of their radical beliefs. That’s part of the plan.
We should dispel once and for all that the president is making “mistakes” and is “fumbling” when it comes to importing these non-functioning illiterates and fanatical Muslim jihadists into the United States. We should all undergo the process of realization that THIS was the plan all along. That THIS is no mistake.

President Obama’s actions are becoming increasingly bizarre. As if he’s running out of time to get as much of his evil plans executed before he reaches either the end of his term or the American people reach the end of their patience.

Even his own zombie hordes we refer to as the Democratic National Committee are starting to grow uncomfortable since its really starting to dawn on them that their exalted leader has “that look in his eye” that tells them that they too are expendable. Welcome to what most of us rational people already knew. Who but only the most convicted and dedicated anarchists would continue following Obama and guarantee their own demise?  

Can Congress finally step up, do what they were supposed to do all along and put a stop to this?

It time we find out.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Carly Fiorina's Foreign Attitude

Carly Fiorina looks at the world and see enemies, adversaries and opponents. Her campaign rhetoric on the “threat to America” that Russia poses at this point in time is just so off base.

In a one-woman campaign to revive the Cold War, Carly Fiorina views our old nemesis Russia as an enemy in the war for renewed American world dominance. In the past, the influence of the United States in the world was based upon the freedoms its citizens enjoyed and the right to pursue their dreams and because of that, great wealth was created. New products and breakthroughs in communications, industry and social and spiritual thought were sprung by the resulting freedom of choice to pursue what each person wished for themselves. This drew the envy of the world. 

But when our governing parties decided to force ourselves and our way of thinking onto other nations was where our nation got off the rails.

Our military excursions into Asia were rebuffed by China from the 1950s to the 1970s so we never got militarily what we could have achieved economically in that part of the world and only strengthened the hand of the Communists to boot. China’s attitude towards the United States remains one of distrust and we have given them plenty of reason.

Russia also has had a history of Western “influence” when a multinational force made up of French, British, Canadian, American and Australian troops came into the Russian Civil War on the side of the Whites in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1918. They didn’t win but served as the fodder of the “Enemy Without” paranoia so crucial in keeping dictators in power.

And we wonder why these people distrust the United States?

But time, communication, commerce and the free market have a way of changing the attitudes of former adversaries if we allow this to take place. In the years since 9/11 the United States has lost some steam but has gained some equilibrium with some of our most powerful trading partners. China has emerged as a powerful entity even though they are an angry regime looking to take out a century of angst on somebody.

Russia too has seen its setbacks from the collapse of their Communist Government to their struggles with control over Ukraine and the Muslim expansion on their doorstep of which we here in the United States only are grimly seeing more of with the advancement of Internet media.

Enter Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard Chief Operating Officer who, from all her talk of adversaries in the world, shows that she will do nothing to bring our commonalities to light but will only continue to highlight the differences between us.  

The one BIG difference is Bashar Assad.  The current policy of the United States under President Barack Obama holds the view that Assad as The Devil. Republican Candidate for the presidency Carly Fiorina shares that view. This stuff is just so out of place right now since we as a nation have much bigger fish to fry and yet the focus remains on Russia? I just don’t get it. 

Growing up, we all learned that Russia was America’s adversary and our biggest challenge in the world. They weren’t like us, they didn't like us and they only wished to dominate the world and that may have been true then but at the same time, so did WE.

Little have we in the West ever cared for the nuances of the big, wide world we live in. First, there are really BAD people in the world and Second, there are WORSE people in the world.

How dare the Russian government look out for their own interests in the region! How dare Bashar Assad fight to save his neck? How dare THEY defy the United States right, half a world away, to determine what goes on in their countries and the countries they share borders with?! Until something happens to Assad, he’s still in charge of Syria. He was there first. Just because the United States, whose actions and complicity in the overthrow of established governments in North Africa these past decades have even violated our own Constitution, says it should be so does not mean it should be so. 

And all that support money and armaments we sent to Assad over the years? Oh, well, just forget about that stuff...hey, look, I think I just saw him gas a few civilians! Nothing to see here folks, move along. Just like Saddam Hussein, he was our guy until he wasn't our guy.  Once you decide you don't want to dance to our tune, that's it for you. 

It has been our own bone-headed interventions that have gotten us to where we are today and there is nobody else to blame but our own shiftless leadership. This must change or we as a country will not stand.

So when I hear Ms. Fiorina coming out sounding like an old Cold War “error” politician, I cringe.
Declaring countries as enemies right out of the gate and seeing Communists in her cornflakes isn’t going to get the United States back to the forefront of freedom and free trade. It was just this sort of wrong thinking that got us to where we are right now and the sooner we face up to it, the sooner we can rectify it. 

We don’t need a return to an adversarial past of us versus them, we need a way to acknowledge, respect and negotiate with the other powerful and long established civilizations in this day and age who, like us, are struggling with the same issues of keeping people employed, fed and free of worry of attack so that they can pursue, as best they can, the things they want to do in life. It doesn’t always work out but to have opportunity is the yearning of those of us who want to live in this world now and worry about the next one when we get there. Many of us want the same things in life.

Russia, China and the United States share many of the same issues right now especially the very present enemy at our gates some of whom think that dying is better than living and others who think the world owes them a living.

The LAST THING we need, Ms. Fiorina, is to think of each other as adversaries or enemies.  

Just the opposite is needed at this time. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fed Chairwoman Yellen Knows Economy is Shit

Nobody believes the economy, after 8 years of stumbling along since the Federal Government driven housing market crash of 2007, is even close to a full scale recovery. Nothing has changed and nothing will change until the government structures that lead to the Bernie Madoff-like Ponzi scheme crash, burn and are blown away to scatter and disappear on the winds of history.

Barack Obama’s delusions of a robust economy are just that, the rantings of a rabid ideolog who will never take a step back even as the White House burns to the ground and the American people come for him with torches and pitchforks. Everything is just fine in Obama’s world. Fine for him and his apparatchiks perhaps but not so fine for everybody else who has to deal with his confiscatory regulations, taxation, illegal alien give-a-ways and dictatorial executive orders. 

With bad news for business everywhere as a back drop, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has issued her notice that an interest rate hike could, perhaps, maybe on the table come the end of the year.

With the murmurs of criticism still ringing in her ears from the Feds back-tracking on raising the interest rates in early September, the pressure builds upon Ms. Yellen to do SOMETHING. Banks, especially the small ones, are getting killed by the low rates. There is no money to be made in the lending of money and if things suck this bad with rates at zero, how is lowering them to a negative rate going to do anything? It’s a step in the wrong direction.

So why has the Fed been keeping rates so low for so long?

Because they see what the rest of us know. The economy is lousy. The leftist Democrats are lousy for business. The leftist Republicans are lousy for business. The Government is lousy for business. They take too much and give to the undeserving. It’s the Robin Hood principle gone mad.

So in such a climate, businesses and people pull in their horns. They aren’t going to take risks with their capital and will only pay to maintain what they have and struggle to do that. There is no confidence in things getting better any time soon with the gang of grasping power mongers running the nation right now. Companies continue to retool and shed jobs, cut costs and budget down. As market efficiencies increase, they are offset by additional costs. Glad talk it all you want but Obama's perceived economic recovery isn't happening. It's more like economic anemia. It ain't dying but it's not feeling too great. 

One year left.

One of the Fed’s jobs, besides doing the bidding of the big banks, is to make the present President of the United States look good. Yellen, like Greenspan before her, is trying to keep the economy from crashing under the current President/Dictator. But this time it will be a race to the finish-line. Yellen is under pressure of the present economic malaise to raise rates and under pressure from banking and government lobbyists not to raise them.

Look for her, despite the rumblings to the contrary, not to raise rates this year and we will continue to bumble about towards the 2016 election as the burdens of increasing costs for things like housing, healthcare, college tuition and government overhead continue to eat away at the American standard of living.

Trump 2016!

Citizens Discover USA & GDR are Dictatorships

Even though it’s been like this for a long time, the people of these two nations are coming to the realization that our Democracies are no more.

Our nations are run by Dictators.

What else can it be when one person, with the aid of a compliant few, can push one edict after punishing edict upon the peoples of their nation who do not want these things?

Nobody thought National Healthcare was a good idea but here it is, for now, until it collapses in total failure causing pain and hardship for the citizens of the United States. We all knew it was a power grab to secure control for the Federal Government of more and more of the nation’s economy. The American people railed against it because they knew it was a fucked up plan but here it is just the same. 

The same goes for the German Democratic Republic, which just sounds like an Orwellian name these days much like Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” which provides neither affordability or care since no taxpayer can afford their premiums or even their co-pays. And so just what is this "democracy" getting the German "republic" these days? I don't recall them holding a national referendum about inviting these migrants into the country and foisting them upon the German people. Seems like something so important should have gone to a vote. 

Germany, now the scene of “Merkel’s Folly”, can join the United States in its naivete in thinking that they had a voice in what their government did.
How can one person in the form of Angela Merkel, just decide to arbitrarily import one million illiterate, indigent and religiously unmutable people into Germany?

Yes, she had help but help but from a few betrayers that were either bought off or just plain in on the plan. The rest of the government has just blindly fallen in lockstep. And the only thing the German government seems worried about is that the citizens will vote conservative! How's that for a disconnect from the reality of the situation? 

Just like in the United States where people see their tax money, part of the wealth they’ve created through many hours spent working and producing, going to the unproven, the undeserving and the newly minted foreign mouth to feed while they count pennies and put off retirement. The American people have also seen the reports, from our own department of defense, about the 30 to 50 Billion Dollars in arms left on the field in Iraq so that ISIL can use them to dominate the region. Money well spent I say. And what do we get after that? The government wants to spend even more to finally eradicate the ISIL scourge in Syria. Are you kidding me? Who writes this stuff?

At the end of his last term. George W. Bush decided that he was going to bail out the big banks even though it was a bad idea and even though it has been touted as “buying time” for the U.S. economy, it was a failure since in that time that the Fed “bought”, our national debt has doubled and we've been staggering through the Obama Years ever since.

GW also decided the U.S. was going to invade Iraq…again. And we did. Nobody believed the lie he posed about Iraq but that didn’t matter becae as AESOP said, “Any excuse serves a Tyrant.” And it did.

These blunders, or are they blunders, can only be committed by people who face no consequences for their actions. They are the unchallenged rulers of their countries and they can do whatever they want and there is nothing, nothing you can do about it. You just have to lump it and try to deal with the cards your government has dealt you since they are above the law and answer to no one. Oh yeah, but you are still expected to pay for it all out of your wages. So put THAT in your pipe and SMOKE IT!

Screw you, taxpaying citizen. All you have a right to is to pay for whatever WE, your GOVERNMENT, decides to do. If we want to pass restrictions in the name of Global Warming and decide to add another tier of bureaucracy to the monetary structure in the form of Carbon Credits, well, what the fuck can you do about it, write your CONGRESSMAN?

Even though this has been going on for quite some time, since Roosevelt's New Deal in the United States at least, it seems to have shocked the hell out of the people of Germany to discover they have no say in ANYTHING their government does. They are seeing these Great Unwashed marched into their townships and given apartments right next door or across the street. They are getting the creeping feeling that it is the end of the world. And for them, it IS.

At least Russia makes no bones about being a Dictatorship. The Russian people wouldn’t have it any other way. But Dictatorships are bad for business. Jobs disappear, people go without, shortages abound. 

This is because Dictators are bad at picking winning ideas. They are bound by ideology and follow that instead of sound economic principles. They try to defy gravity and nobody wins that contest for long.

And here we are.

Germany is overrun by almost a million dependents and the people are just expected to embrace them, educate them, feed them and then what, put them to work and ask them to pay into the system?

Good luck with that.

In the United States we are in the same boat. We have millions of people coming into the country who cannot read in their own language never mind English. But the most hurtful part of this to the citizen taxpayer is that instead of the resources they work for going to their own kids, they have to support other people’s kids and people who have yet to put Dime One into the system. They have to pay the high premiums so that others will get their healthcare for free. They are being robbed of opportunity so that others will BE GIVEN, by their benevolent government of course, an opportunity. 

This attempt at an even outcome NEVER works. Makes you wonder why they keep going back to that well. It’s because Dictatorships don’t foster creative thinking. They only encourage conformity and conformity leads to stagnation and failure.

So hitch your wagon to the totalitarian government folks, they’re going places.

So what can you do about it?

Same deal. Quit supporting your own demise.The last resort of the oppressed is to go on strike. Reduce your taxable consumption. Don’t buy new. Quit paying taxes on new goods. Screw Amazon, they're screwing YOU. Return to cash transactions instead of using your card on everything from coffee to beer to gasoline. Also put some cash away for in case of emergency and to keep it off of bank ledgers.

And do you need an iPhone? Really? Stay away from products that are put out by people you don't agree with. And are you paying for your iPhone through a two year contract with a big phone company and paying close to $100.00 a month for service? That phone, even on sale, is taxed at the suggested retail price and the amount you pay for service is taxed. Check out one of the smaller no-contract services and cut your phone bill in half and keep all the services you had before.

Why put more money in the government's pocket? They're only going to waste it. Take care of you and by taking care of you, you will do more than marching in protest is ever going to do for you or pulling the lever on the one vote you get. It'll be better for your blood pressure too since every time you avoid paying a tax, you'll feel better. Works for me. Help yourself not the enemy, and yes, right now the government, both Republocrats and Demlicans, is your enemy.

Voting with your pocketbook is a more powerful tool for the otherwise powerless. Check out the Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott orchestrated by E.D. Nixon and Jo Ann Robinson from 1955 to 1956.

But if you’re fine with the way things are then why the hell are you reading this far? Go stare at your iPhone.

If dedicated liberal socialists shop at WholeFoods and Earthy Crunchy Co-ops and pays their exorbitant prices to support their causes, then you can at least pitch in by saving yourself money. Or does that sound dumb?

But also, drop the sense of civility about what is going on. Don’t pretend you are living in a Democracy. Don’t pretend you live in a Free Republic. The reality is that you do not.

That doesn't mean you should go marching in the streets. Other than a few things to keep in mind, just live your life. You may actually find more time for that. 

The name of the blog is “Freedom in an Unfree World”. For those who haven’t caught on by now, it is the title of a book by Harold Brown outlining ideas to deal with exactly what we are facing as a nation right now. The premise is to realize that we have little to no control over our ruling class and what they do so recognizing this will lead to focusing on what we do have control overt. That's the freedom part. 

Between Harold Brown, Robert Ringer and the fact that I got my first paycheck with the taxes taken out that same summer made me realize I was a Libertarian.  I wondered why so much money was taken out of my meager earnings and didn’t buy the explanation my mother offered. I worked for that money so why did the government feel they had the right to take so much and what idiot would think this was ok?

We are only here for a short time. Spending years banging our heads against a wall or to rail at the government for what has befallen us won't help you be free. That in itself is a prison. Whoever gets elected is going to be out for themselves. But there is also something else to keep in mind...

Dictatorships always fall. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bombs Feed People

It’s an economic miracle. It’s crazy it’s hysterical.

But that’s just what they do. In the United States at any rate. They're probably not doing anybody else much good however.

Yes, the same munitions that kill the “enemy” also provides a good living for the designers, builders and the people who pull the trigger. It’s a vital part of the American economy to manufacture, sell and distribute the most effective killers of men the world has hitherto ever known.

And the money the bomb makers receive goes into employing painters, carpenters and landscapers for their houses and teachers, bus drivers and soccer coaches for their children.

And with our perennial military proving ground we casually refer to as The Middle East, we can be assured that American arms are the very best battle tested and effective arms. Years of Research & Development went into bringing you name it, we build it. We build the best so we can sell the best. It’s what we do.

The United States sells almost twice as much as second place Russia in the armaments race. Heck, we’re such good salesmen, we’ll even arm the opposition so that they can put up a better fight. But in the end it’s all just a game to us since we can end it all with just a push of a button if we were really pushed to do so. But it doesn’t pay to end a war. The weapons aren’t an end to themselves. Weapons need targets.

Yes, what good is buying weapons and letting them sit? You won’t be buying any more unless you use up the supply you already have, right?

Of course!

So what we need are enemies. Without enemies, how can you use your weapons? You don’t have a gun? How are you going to shoot people if you don’t have a gun?  Here, try a free sample…on us.

What are you going to do, let ISIL get you? Look what they do to people? Here, watch this video of them throwing people with their hands tied behind their backs off of a two story building. How would you like that? Ok, how many can shoulder fired rockets can I put you down for? You want CS gas with that? Great! You are very kind. I thank you, Northrop and Raytheon corporation thanks you and the American municians manufacturers thank you.

We also need “evil empires” to scare the voters back home into allocating the funds to keep the spigot on and the munition factories moving to crank out the very latest in weapons.

A good example is ISIL. We knew the Iraqis were going to drop everything and run for their lives in the face of an ISIL onslaught. It’s how we trained them. So it was  in this fashion we managed to get the weapons to ISIL without anyone thinking we were betraying the nation. Now ISIL is a force to be reckoned with and now we can sell the “good guys” the higher end equipment to beat them.

"Our representatives are ready to take your call! You know ISIL has US tanks now so you'll need an entire TOW missile system setup. What, are you sure? Well, it's YOUR funeral. Yess they aren't cheap but don't worry, we can fit it into your budget. Have I mentioned our payment plan? I'll put you down for two."

And back home it looks like Congress is ready to print up more money to pay for all of this military spending. After all, we can’t win against terror without these crucial building projects, right?

Let’s hope that we will finally vanquish the Muslim Hoards that are on the move though the Middle East and Europe. But not too quickly, we don’t want to queer the deal, do we?

It’s a living.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Democratic Debate: No Questions For Hillary

Why did the Democrats even have a debate? And why should they even bother to have another? 

As a candidate for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton can, at BEST, be described as Scandal Ridden. She has holes in her stories you can drive a phalanx of Libyan terrorists through. 

She has decades of greed and avarice chronicled in the pages of a thousand newspaper archives across the country. Her attitude of entitlement and the way she treats people around her are the stuff of legend. 

So do you think that one the these cardboard cutouts called her Democratic "opponents" would mention something about ANY of that? 


In fact, that PUTZ Bernie Sanders, he of the "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" party, even defends her email "issues". 

Apparently this actually IS a coronation and not a primary race for Hillary like it has been reported. 

Hillary as the Democratic nominee for the Presidency IS inevitable!  So much so that nobody wants to even challenger her or ask her a possibly "disturbing" question. 

Nothing about Benghazi, no questions about her emails or even why she ran a server out of her New York mansion without getting permission or not telling anyone about it, no questions on what she actually did as Secretary of State and certainly nothing about how she managed to get a $1 Million return on a $10,000.00 investment that started the Whitewater investigation.

Just vote for Hillary already and then shut up and sit down!

But is this really doing her any favors? Eventually she will have to face the voters unless, of course, that little issue has been taken care of already in advance. 

Real people may actually want answers to the many questions that surround Ms. Clinton's dealings in business, her stint as Secretary of State where we only ever saw her with a drink in her hand and that incident where Argentina President Christina Fernandez was making strange overtures towards her. And what about the goings on at The Clinton Foundation and all those paid speeches husband Bill did in Russia?  And where did her hyphenated last name "Rodham" go?  

These questions would appear to be too “complicated” to actually ask so nobody will ask them. Perhaps people will just forget about them. 

Hillary Clinton always reminded me of that original Star Trek episode; “Turnabout Intruder” where a jealous archaeologist, Janet Lester, rigs an apparatus to trade bodies with an unsuspecting William Shatner as Captain Kirk. You see, she felt that it was SHE who was wrongfully kept from a Federation Captaincy and that SHE should, rightfully, be in command of the USS Enterprise and not Captain Kirk.

But in the end she couldn't fucking do it. Turns out she really couldn't handle the job and couldn't pilot the ship. She was found out by an astute crew and her evil plan thwarted. Captain Kirk was of course re-installed into his rightful body and resumed the helm.

That was Hillary Clinton back when husband Bill was the President and that is Hillary Clinton today! She feels that SHE has been denied greatness because THE FOOLS cannot see her talent and aptitude. She will show us ALL how wrong we were and we will PAY for our BLUNDER!

Such a tragic figure this woman who would be king. Poor, poor little rich girl.  But when you've always been able to get all the money you want when you wanted it, what else is there to have? That would be POWER of course.

So Ms. Clinton will win the Democratic Presidential nomination for 2016. All she has to do after that is show up for the general election and then her dream will finally be fulfilled. The goal is the Presidency where she will make history and after that, who knows how much money she'll be able to make for a speech?

History is a funny thing however. In the United States, we pretentiously talk of HISTORY like it is a finite thing. We kid ourselves into believing that our nation will last forever and that practically everything we do or that happens today is somehow HISTORICAL

But there have been many, many past civilizations, and we know of them only because we've found their language stones but no other traces of them, that have been lost in the sands of time and this should give even the most casual observer the perspective that history is actually very fleeting. 

This also brings to mind that the Roman formula for Concrete was lost for 2000 years and that the concrete we use today is but a pale comparison to what they had first developed and that has yet to be rediscovered. I'm sure the Romans thought that Rome would always stand...right up until it stopped standing. Think about that the next time your football team or favorite golfer makes “History” or when the day is the “Hottest Ever Recorded”. 

The Earth will not even be bothered to respond to such claims.

So what good is history if the nation crumbles and falls and actually becomes History? What good will the marble steps of the capital serve if the building is inhabited by Visigoths? Not a whole lot, will they? 

So Hillary Clinton can be our president. Another Socialist in the Whitehouse. Great! And then what? At some point these powerful Cartoon Characters will have to lead and we already know what will happen next. They won't be able to do it. They'll be too entwined in giving perks their Union constituency or their NAACP voting block or you-name-the-group lobby. They won't be able to make hard choices even when the hard choices are forced upon them. 

How many of these "cash strapped" cities and states have declared bankruptcy? Very few. It's much easier to raise taxes on the working class in order to preserve the status quo for the Party Loyal since filing for bankruptcy would render ALL Union contracts null and void and open to renegotiation. Hillary's base will clamor change. 

It shouldn't take a Rhodes Scholar to realize that even illegal aliens will won't get anywhere with another Socialist in the White House. Immigrants, both legal and illegal want to progress as much as anybody so why go with another wealth distributor? So you can get more food stamps? Great, if that's all you ever want for you and your heirs, go for it. But if you want to actually make something of yourself or have a better future for your kids, you're going to have to work for it. A government handout will only keep you poor, stupid and a slave. 

You can't work if the economy is crashed no matter if you have no degree or five degrees. No work means no work and as you can see, every company with under 100 employees is hurting big time. The ones that are still in business anyway. The Obama administration has crushed small business. We have many many empty storefronts disguised as businesses here in the formerly industrialized North East.

So go ahead, give Hillary the Democratic nomination. Hell, give her the Presidency. 

She won't be able to handle it. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

U.S. Self-Defeat in Middle East

There is no doubt about the lost confidence of the United States in the Middle East.

It is a failure on so many levels: A failure of arms, a failure of coordination but above all, a failure of diplomacy.

Think about it. Before there was a Russian ship in the harbor, before there was a Russian boot on the ground, Putin’s diplomatic core had already secured the blessings of Iran and Iraq. In order to shoot dozens of missiles over 1000 miles to their intended targets in Syria, they had to have it. There could be no large scale strategic planning without knowing if these countries would cooperate. This wasn’t done overnight. How Russia impressed Iran, a country that trusts NO ONE, to participate even a little is a feat in itself. 

On the U.S. side of things we have Secretary of State John Kerry, a legend in his own mind, willing do to whatever it takes to see his name live forever in the annals of U.S. diplomacy. Oh, and it will. What a difference it makes to have the right man in the right job. I'd easily trade Kerry for Sergey Lavrov's understudy any day of the week. 

This isn’t a game to Russia. War to them is still serious business and not a business unto itself like it is in the United States. To us, it’s all about the money war generates. To Russia, it’s still about WINNING and it's about holding onto their civilization which stands to be overrun if they don't do something. That's the difference. Russia is on the front and we in the U.S. are WAY over here across the Atlantic Ocean playing on our iPhones and texting while driving. 

So 14 years after the United States dropped its first Daisy Cutter way back in October 2001 we still have little to show for the effort except thousands of soldiers dead and irreparably wounded and a vast amount of uncounted debt. Nobody really likes us and nobody’s minds have been changed as to our continued presence in the region beyond the collaborators who will be thrown off a three story building if we leave and don’t’ take them with us.

A prime example of what the U.S. war in Afghanistan was all about was the first battle of Fallujah in 2003. Fallujah was surrounded by U.S. forces. Rather than leaflet the place and then level it in spectacular fashion, which would be an example of the U.S. trying to win an “Ugly War”, George W. Bush instead decided to have our troops fight door-to-door in a massively costly manner in time, money and human loss. In other words, for either political or monetary reasons, he wasted our resources namely the best and brightest that the United States could produce, our soldiers. The object was a more “Humane” war of some sort but it wasn’t humane and, as time has proven, not effective either. 

Libertarianism and War

Libertarianism is not an Anti-War platform. If there is going to be a war, say if the United States is directly attacked, a country that we have an alliance with is directly attacked or if U.S. interests like our shipping or invited businesses overseas are under attack, we are going to fight to defend ourselves and our commercial interests.  If there is to be a war, it should be swift, total and have a total commitment to its successful conclusion. There should be a beginning and an end. We don’t fight wars to win them anymore and it shows poorly. War can only be an ugly affair of last resort, one that destroys and makes people lose the will to continue. One side must win and one side must LOSE. Without this, nothing changes.

Our leaders have squandered the good will of the American people by carrying on their endless wars for interests other than national defense. They have made America war weary, indebted and have contributed to a loss of national stature in the world.

We should only pull the sword when we are prepared to dispatch an antagonist quickly, humanly and decisively so that they will hesitate to confront us again. We ignored this principle at our own peril.

And here we are.

Libya Bites Obama in the Ass

By intervening in the Libyan Civil War on the side of the opposition, the United States has lost all moral high-ground when it comes to criticism of Russia in Syria.  Once there is an intervention, there is not much difference whether it’s in support of the opposition or the established government. The difference is that if Assad’s regime survives, it will be more stable than if the fractional and diametrically opposed opposition should prevail. If Assad should fall; only long years of fighting and dying lay ahead for Syria and the people who wish to control it. 

Assad is the “Devil We Know”. He is also the Devil Russia Knows and they will hold onto their port in the Caspian Sea only with Assad in power.

So what can the Obama Regime really say about all this? It was Obama who played God in Libya so to say Russia is wrong in Syria is laughable at best.

NATO Loses Perspective

With its spectacularly stupid tirade and threats to “defend” their allies in regards to Russia’s “violation” of Turkish airspace either real or imagined, NATO puts itself in opposition to a real solution in Syria. What NATO should be doing is fighting ISIL in the region and not Russia.  Get in the game and on the right side of the conflict and leave the saber rattling to the U.N.  Are we in a fight for the preservation of civilization or are we not? Get serious will you?

The Unreliable United States

How can any nation trust what the U.S. is going to do now? Who are we going to back? Who are we going to shoot? Nobody knows.

We have ignored the history or the Russia/Syria relationship. We have brushed aside Russia's concern with their own national defense. We have just gone on like we are the only people that matter in the region even thought we have no vested interest there. None. What U.S. interest are we protecting? Hmm? We're only there because we had an axe to grind 14 years ago! What the United States is right now is a disinterested third party. And it shows. 

There is no consistency in policy, hell, there is no policy. It’s one improvisation after another. The U.S. has demonstrated no leadership and is now attempting to play catch up and thereby making even bigger mistakes in an effort to stay relevant in the region. Witness the Doctors without Borders bombing. One can picture a hastily called Whitehouse meeting in which the military was urged to do something decisive quickly.

And they did.

There is no one currently in the U.S. government to look towards that inspires confidence in their word or decisiveness in their actions. We are a ship without a rudder.

The U.S. should recognize the changing political landscape in the Middle East, step back a bit to avoid any more missteps and attempt to function as a cooperative force. All the pouting and distracting criticism of Russian actions only looks like sour grapes.

Russia's bad, we get it, now what?

If the United States cannot get past its political agenda long enough to be relevant to a mutual determination of what a successful solution in the region should be, we should just get the fuck out of there. 

Isn't this what diplomacy is supposed to be for?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Guns: The Price We Pay For Freedom

The politicizing started only seconds after the shooting stopped. The “Ban the Guns” crowd mobilized like a SWAT team and the airwaves buzzed with the media call for A-C-T-I-O-N!
It’s all so appalling. In one breath they said that children died and in the next they played politics.

The two arguments are: “Guns are bad and no one should be allowed to own them.”  versus: “ The gun is not the crime.”
“If the shooter didn’t have a gun, those people would be alive now. If there was an armed person there to stop the shooter, those people would be alive now. “

Whichever you believe, the certainty of our world is that guns do exist and they aren’t ever going away. If you can’t get one here, you will get one from someplace else. Guns smuggled from China or even the world’s second largest supplier of the world’s arms, Russia, would find their way into the American market. The law of Supply and Demand will make it so. What have we ever really stopped from coming across the border? 

The South American drug cartels smuggle loads of guns into the United States while they are bringing drugs. They use the guns to protect their illegal drug networks. A case could be made that the government itself is driving the illegal gun trade since they have made certain drugs illegal. Literally thousands of people in the U.S. are killed each year due to shootings connected to the illegal drug business. As I recall, much of the shooting stopped when the Prohibition on alcohol was lifted back in 1933. This is somehow different?
Then there is the matter of citizen gun ownership being the 2nd most important Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights.  It is widely said that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the 1st. Where would any of the rights laid down in the Bill of Rights without the means to defend them? There are over 5 million firearms manufactured and sold in the United States. Millions more are imported for the North American market.

A ban on guns is an unrealistic approach to this gun crime in America. Now what?
I heard a criminologist report that the United States averages 20 mass shootings per year. A mass shooting is described as a shooting of 4 or more people. We the public do not hear of many of these shootings.

And we very seldom if ever hear of the people who successfully defending themselves and others with guns but it happens all the time. We wouldn’t want that to become a national trend now, would we?
But guns in America are a double edged sword. They keep the peace, they break the peace. They can save and they can vanquish. They can drive an enemy before you or a friend. They forged a new nation on the North American continent. They are inanimate, unthinking tools, they cannot choose.

There was a time in this country that every town had a place to shoot and a boy started with a BB gun and received his first 22 cal. rifle at the age of 12 which was precisely the age I shot my first rifle at Summer camp. There was gun education, gun clubs, shooting teams and people who taught you how to be responsible with guns. Those were the days where America’s wars affected everyone’s lives and the nation united in their prosecution and where American sharp shooters turned the tide of battles. Every hear of Sargent York?  

Now most kids grow up knowing nothing about guns, their safety or the responsibilities that come with them, they’re only told that they are just BAD. This is the standard, substandard education they get these days. They don’t have to own one but they should know all we can teach them about them, their history, what they can do and the laws governing them. Ignorance is fear.
And if you think all the English ever did with them was shoot Indians then you’re in the wrong place so Stop reading and get off my page!

The British marched on Lexington for what? To get the guns and powder stored there and guns continue to be the first thing sought out when people’s faith in their government falter. People immediately grow suspicious and start hoarding guns at the first hint of another government anti-gun “Crusade”.
Instead of trying to ban guns we should work to keep guns out of the hands of people who we know shouldn’t have them; the mentally ill, the loners, the criminal. We should remain vigilant to point out the isolated and disenfranchised among us who, with murder in their hearts, wish to harm others with whatever means at their disposal whether it be a gun, a knife or a bomb.  It is no secret that we have closed many mental health facilities in this country and on the state level, Michael Dukakis closed down and dismantled the mental health facilities in Massachusetts in the 1980s and the result was that many of these people ended up in rooming houses and on the streets.

We need an engaged and educated populace to be alert to the dangers of our nation. Nothing has changed except that people should get their noses out of their iPhones and be cognizant of what’s actually going on around them. To speak to each other and not take warning signals for granted.
This will go farther than the empty tears of yet another conniving President, the empty words from overstuffed Congressional suits or another fruitless and wasteful attempt by government and their partisan press at a ban on guns. 
But knee-jerk reactions are really all that politicians are good for these days, aren't they?

Sure beats trying to actually think through an issue to solve a problem.