More Random Thoughts

Not having time to properly research a post subject, (and folks, there are many!!), here are a few more thoughts on the various topics of the past few weeks.  Yeah, a few could land me in the land of tinfoil hats, so hang on for the ride!


Eric Holder has stated that he will resign his post as Attorney General of the United States as soon as his replacement has been found.  About time…

Attorney Generals have typically been political pawns for the Administration, but none in my memory has been as biased and willfully negligent of enforcing the laws of the United States as this particular Bozo.


President Obozo is sending 3000 United States troops to Africa to combat the Ebola virus.  My guess they will not be all combat troops (although security would be necessary), but would be troops from the Medical Corps and the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (ASAMRID).  Ebola is a nasty disease, and should be halted.  It is interesting, however, that US Army troops are being used and not elements of the Center of Disease Control (CDC), which are also under the Administration’s umbrella.  Furthermore, this appears to be more on President Obozo’s radar than protecting our borders from illegal immigrants and terrorists…


Saw a report today that compared the fast food workers demanding $15 an hour for flipping burgers, and the pay that our troops get for putting their lives on the line.  That sum is just over a paltry $8 an hour. 

Somehow, I don’t think that the occasional grease splatter is cause for hazard pay…


Also saw a news report that a 9-year old was killed in Chicago last weekend – executed, really – by gang members.  No outrage from the Sharpton / Jackson crowds.  They only come out when there is a racial ax to grind, and it doesn’t have to be real.  Just look at Sharpton’s record and you’ll understand that last statement.

What frosts me about these folks is that they put themselves in positions of authority and influence with the stated purpose of bettering their “people”, but do nothing significant about it.  Just like President Obozo, they stir up the masses to further their agenda and (dare I say it?) line their pockets.

I have nothing against success and people bettering themselves.  I just believe that doing that at the expense of other people is just wrong.


President Obozo saluted the Marines at the bottom of Marine One with a Styrofoam coffee cup in his hand.  A couple of comments on that…

The Commanders in Chief are not required to salute the military they are in charge of.  That being said, if the CinC decides to salute our soldiers, he needs to show respect by doing it right, and that mean that nothing is to be in the hand that does the saluting.  Having anything in the saluting hand is disrespectful, of which this President has been of the military.

I’m trying to figure out why President Obozo had a Styrofoam cup in his hand, and not something that is more Earth-friendly.  Isn’t that going against his environmentalist / climate change constituency not to mention his pro-Earth rhetoric?  One gets more than a whiff of hypocrisy here.


This past week, a disgruntled, fired worker beheaded one of his former coworkers and was stabbing another before being shot by one of the managers.  It was revealed that this person was a convert to Islam, and was attempting to convert others.

Where do I start?  Here’s the first point…

I remember many years ago in my high school world history class, and Mr. Sikes taught the following about the conversion process used to spread the word of Islam.

“The Imam and his soldiers would ride into the village and after all resistance had been eliminated, the villagers would be herded into the town square.  The surviving village elders would then be singled out and then told that they and their people would submit and convert to Islam.  They would approach the first elder, and if he refused, would then be beheaded.  And down the line they went until the surviving elder would command the villagers to convert.  It usually didn’t take that many elders getting their heads cut off before Islam added another village to their fold.”

The lesson was simple:  Infidels will convert to Islam or die. Islam requires the faithful to spread their faith, with violence if necessary, and to show no mercy.

And by the way, the Koran commands such actions – convert or die, and show no mercy to the Infidels.

No matter how the media or the political double-speakers spin this in their politically correct language, Islam is not the “religion of peace” that it is purported to be.  It is anything but tolerant and kind.  Look at the persecution of other religions within the Islamic realm of influence and you will find no tolerance.  Hint:  look up “Rotherham” and the news articles concerning the persecution of Christians in the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia as well as ISIS) for more information.

Here’s the second point…

Many companies (including mine) prevent the carrying of firearms on company property even if you are a licensed concealed-carry holder.  I have no doubts that the second person in the above incident would have been killed and possibly more if this company had that same policy in place.

Companies always put in their employee handbook that the safety and welfare of their employees is important to them.  Security often is a passcard to the building, and cameras in the entrances.  Makes a person feel safe, right?  Wrong.

If a determined person knows how to defeat or get around the security systems (if there are any), then the carnage begins.  The same systems that keep people out also keeps the police out, and the carnage mounts – all recorded by those same security cameras.

And I’m reminded of that every time an incident like the above occurs.  I assess my escape routes constantly because I have no other reasonable and offensive ways to defend myself.  Sure, I can throw a phone at the assailant – providing he’s within the length of the phone cord, but that’s about it.  Just about everything else available in a typical office cannot be used unless you are up close and personal, and if the person has a gun or knife, you’re toast.


It’s interesting that Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obozo is now calling on a coalition of various countries to “manage” ISIS.  Never mind that he has p****d most of our allies off, and cannot seem to make new ones.  The foreign policy of this Administration is an epic fail.

And by the way, I still remember President Obozo stating that he struggles with his daily drone kill list…

Can the Nobel Prize Committee ask for the Peace Prize to be returned?


The reason that the Democrats want an open border is that the majority of the illegal immigrants will vote Democrat.  Keep going, and the possibility of a one-party government becomes very, very real.  An excellent article by Ed Lasky is here, and describes that the plan to “fundamentally transform America” does not bode well for the future of this country.


That’s all for this post.  Be well, my friends.

Random Thoughts

Playing catch-up is impossible.  There is no way to keep all the comments & posts current with the work schedule that I’m keeping.  Thus, a few comments on various topics.


Things appear to be settling down in Ferguson, MO, or at least, it’s falling off the media’s radar.  The amount of media bias is stunning given the lessons not learned in the Travon Martin case.

Of course, the race baiters were out in force hyping up the deceased even before any facts were in evidence.  If the race baiters had their choice, there would have been vigilante justice before any negative aspects of Michael Brown surfaced.

Personally, we need justice to be blind to everything but the facts of the case.  However, that doesn’t appear to be on the agenda – either for the media nor the self-appointed protectors of civil rights (of whom real civil rights take a back seat to their self-serving agenda). 

Racial justice?  No, these folks want blood – any blood – to further their agenda.  Booker T. Washington said it best:

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”


It’s absolutely stunning that the President of the United States chooses to involve himself and his administration in the cases of Travon Martin and Michael Brown, and yet says nothing of the black on black violence and murders in Chicago nor of the loss of police officers in the line of duty.


The President of the United States violates the laws of the United States when trading five known terrorist leaders for a soldier who, by all appearances, deserted his post, and suffers no consequences from Congress.  Additionally, the President is on the golf course within ten minutes of giving a press conference (with no questions asked) concerning the execution of a journalist by the terrorist group ISIS.  Furthermore, the President later stated that there is no plan to deal with ISIS even though this group has been on the radar for months if not years.  It is no wonder that the confidence in our President and government is so low.


The crisis at the Southern border is one of security, not immigration.  If there is not a secure border, then we do not have a country – our country will be destroyed from within by those allowed unfettered access whether they blow up buildings or destroy the economy by sucking the life out of it.


It was absolutely amazing to see the media lose their collective minds when not one, but two journalists were executed by ISIS terrorists.  Somehow, the media believes that they are exempt from any sort of harm by terrorists, thugs, or criminals.  Perhaps they believed that all they had to do is shout “I’m a journalist!” and they would get a free pass.  I think they now understand that they are in the same boat as everyone else – if these people don’t like you, they’ll kill you.


The only thing transparent about this Administration is their naked hostility to the People of the United States.  Let’s not even think about the restrictions various Senators want to place on your 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights.  Think about this instead:

The Administration is spending billions of dollars trying to gather all the information they can about the People through phone metadata in violation of the 4th Amendment in order to control the population, but they can’t even be bothered to secure the borders of this country from people who would do us harm.  Additionally, the IRS can’t even retain their own email records, but expect us, the People, to keep records in minute detail for periods up to 10 years.  And if you somehow run afoul of a government bureaucrat with a little power, your life can become a living hell.

Isn’t this a bit insane, or has the government gotten too big, too powerful, and completely out of control?


I’ve noticed that the Democrats decry the Koch brothers involvement in various issues, stating that the Koch’s are buying politicians and votes.  Funny – I thought that’s what George Soros, Michael Bloomburg, and other Democrat friendly millionaires were doing on the Democrat’s behalf, and the Democrats don’t say a word.  I guess it does make a difference on which side the money comes from.  F*****g hypocrites…


It’s sad, really sad, that we cannot seem to attract to politics the people that we can trust to set things right. Sure, there are a few, but they don’t get elected because they are too honest to play the dirty game that is politics. Politics seems to be a profession of where we elect (hire) people to office fully expecting them to lie to us. Almost sounds like another profession…


“Among a large class, there seemed to be a dependence upon the government for every conceivable thing. The members of this class had little ambition to create a position for themselves, but wanted the federal officials to create one for them. How many times I wished then and have often wished since, that by some power of magic, I might remove the great bulk of these people into the country districts and plant them upon the soil – upon the solid and never deceptive foundation of Mother Nature, where all nations and races that have ever succeeded have gotten their start – a start that at first may be slow and toilsome, but one that nevertheless is real.” – Booker T. Washington – Up from Slavery


I am fully expecting President Obama to use his executive powers to create some sort of amenesty for the illegal aliens among us in violation of the immigration laws of this country. It will be after the election to try and keep from losing any more Democratic seats in Congress or around the country. My question is going to be what Congress will do to rein in this self-appointed king…


Anyone who doesn’t think that mid-term elections aren’t important haven’t been paying attention to the state of the country.


There are many people who think that Hillary Clinton should be the next President, probably because she is a woman and a Clinton. Let me ask you these two questions:

  • What accomplishments did she have during her service with the State Department?  I see a foreign policy that left 4 Americans dead in Benghazi, our relationships with our friends in shambles, and an emboldened enemy.
  • Barack Obama was elected primarily on his “hope and change” mantra, and it didn’t hurt that he wasn’t Caucasian.  He had no experience in running anything, and voted “present” most of the time he was in office. How has that worked out for the country? Hillary has done much the same thing, and seems to be running roughly the same playbook in her pre-election bid.

Until next time, be well.

The Border

First of all, it’s been over two months since the last serious post.  An unexpected death in the family and a work schedule from the lower depths of Hell has not been conducive to writing.

During this time, there have been many events that have happened worldwide.  As much as I would like to comment on them all in depth, that is almost impossible.  So let’s address the situation on the Southern border of the United States.

Illegal immigration to the United States has always been a problem.  It really does not matter which political party is in power – the posturing has been immense, the actions little.  The current “crisis” is only the latest in a long line of political inaction and dithering.

Let’s keep in mind that there is very little wrong with the current immigration laws.  A person must apply to immigrate to the United States, be vetted, and go through the process to become a citizen of the United States.  What is wrong is the administration and enforcement of the current laws.

Both political parties try to cozy up to the Hispanic community because they represent the majority of the illegal immigrants coming into this country.  For example, the term “illegal immigrants” has been changed to “undocumented worker” to change a politically incorrect term to something softer.  If the term is softer, then there is more leniency in enforcing laws because the laws can then be seen as unjust.  So now the “undocumented workers” are now portrayed as heroic people defying all odds and an unjust system to secure a better life for themselves and their children.

The “crisis” at the Southern border is thus portrayed as a humanitarian issue.  It is not.  It is a crisis that is a quest for political power by the political parties by raising the issue every election cycle.  The parties posture for and pander to the free immigration crowd for votes.  The issue drags on and on, and does not end because once the politicians are elected, the issue is ignored until the next election cycle.

From my perspective, our politicians put the interests of their political party first, and the security of the country last.  The “crisis” of immigration reform is not about solving the problem, but promoting the problem for votes.  The result is that the security of our country is at risk.  Consider the following…

In another part of the world, ISIS has come to power through horrific means.  Their stated goal is to convert the rest of the world to their brand of Islam by the point of the sword and gun, and vow death to any unbeliever or those that oppose them.  If taken at their word, they have stated that they will bring their quest to the United States.

Now up until the graphic death of James Foley, our media and political elite has mostly dismissed these threats.  But after the execution of one of their own, the media lost their collective minds.  After all, aren’t journalists exempt from such treatment?  Which reminds me of the following excerpts from a post in 2006:

I watched the Glenn Beck special in which Islamic Extremism was featured. The images presented in this program as created by the Muslim clergy, news, and entertainment media were most disturbing. It’s not easy to watch crowds being whipped into a frenzy, chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” Nor is it reassuring that people considered to be “infidels” are not considered to be people, but must be killed wherever they are found. And let’s not talk about what they really think of the Jewish people and Israel simply because it is so dehumanizing as to be ridiculous.

What bothers me the most is that our media ignores the reality of this threat. We do not hear of or read about very often the anti-American & anti-Israeli rhetoric, calling for the destruction of our respective countries. Nor is it brought to the forefront that they truly hate us with all of their hearts, and wish nothing but death for us…

…Whether we like it or not, I believe that the Islamic terrorists are going to do their damnest to make this into a religious war from whatever it can be called now. They will use the classic good vs. evil argument, an us-vs.-them conflict in the name of a jihad (religious war, for those of you in Rio Linda). They will plot, plan, and execute attacks that will cause large numbers of casualties. And the elitist idiots among us will wring their hands crying, “We don’t understand! We were talking!” Understand this, you Brie-eaters – there are people in the world that want to kill you just for the reason that you exist!!

Does any of the above from almost six years ago sound familiar?  It should, because that is exactly what is happening today.  ISIS is declaring war on the rest of the unbelieving world in the name of their god.

Now we have that established, where do you think that they will come into this country to attack from within?  If you have guessed our semi-unprotected Southern border, you would be correct.  This is infiltration 101 and Sun Tzu rolled up into one – go where your enemy is weakest and strike hard to confuse, disorient, disable, and discourage.

The Administration of the President of the United States is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the United States as passed by Congress.  The laws concerning immigration enforcement are no different from any other laws.  However, this President has chosen to loosen or ignore various provisions of the immigration laws, and has further directed through Executive Orders (of which the legality is in question) to alter said laws.  The result is increased activity along our border, overwhelming what few Border Patrol Agents are there.  And the Administration’s response is to ship the illegal immigrants all over the country for “processing”, for which very few will ever show up in court.

Insanity…

Our government via the Office of the President with the consent of Congress is responsible for securing this nation from foreign powers, and this includes preventing invasion & infiltration by non-citizens over our borders.  This is not a humanitarian or immigration issue, rather, this is a security issue.  This country cannot have a open or porous border and expect to continue to thrive.

Stop to think about this for a minute:  Our economy is on the ropes, and is barely recovering.  There are many people either unemployed or underemployed looking for better job opportunities to return to the standard of living before everything tanked.  And now our government, for “humanitarian reasons”, wants to toss another five to ten million people onto the unemployment and job-searching rolls?  Is that insane and/or incompetent?  Or as I’ve stated, an attempt to garner political power?

But at what price?  Allowing terrorists free passage in addition to the economic hit is not in the best interests of this country by any stretch of the imagination.

This is why the midterm elections are so critical this year.  This is why we need to support and vote people into office that will stop the insanity.  The second part of this is to hold them accountable to their campaign promises.  Otherwise, I fear that this country of ours will be irreparably damaged.

4th of July, 2014

4th of july

Normally, I do not write comments, viewpoints, or rant away on National Holidays, but this holiday is a special one for me.

On this day in 1776, delegates from the 13 original Colonies gathered together to affix their names to a document that, quite frankly, was treasonous to the Crown of England.  The delegates, in this action of bringing forth their grievances to the King of England virtually signed their death warrants.  In essence, the delegates were declaring that since the King of England and Parliament was not treating them, English citizens in English colonies, fairly and equally under English law governing the rest of the British Empire.  Thus, they declared that the Colonies were no longer under the rule of the Crown.

I would invite all readers of this post to take the time to read the Declaration of Independence and understand what We The People were rebelling against – Unjust rule by a Government.  I would further invite the readers of this post to compare the complaints of the delegates to the actions of our government, and to ask themselves if the actions of our current administration mirror those listed in the Declaration of Independence.  I think that the similarities will shock you.

As a reminder, the mid-term elections are just a few months away.  I certainly hope that each and every reader is asking the candidates for their views upon the issues and reviewing their records.  The only way that government is to be turned around is for the People to elect capable people who believe that government is for the People, not over them.