WISH I'D SAID THAT
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't
think Christians like getting pushed around for being
Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and
tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where
the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist
country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like
it being shoved down my throat.
Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the
idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't
allowed to worship God as we understand Him?
I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.
But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these
celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another
for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to
be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
In light of recent events - terrorists attacks, school
shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare
(she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained
she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
Then someone said you better not read the Bible
The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and
love your neighbour as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children
when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be
warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son
committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's
talking about. And we said okay.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience,
why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother
them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can
figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with, 'WE REAP
WHAT WE SOW.'
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder
why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the
newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.
Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread
like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the
Lord, people think twice about sharing.
Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely
through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed
in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing yet?
Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to
many on your address list because you're not sure what they
believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think
of us than what God thinks of us.
Pass it on if you think it has merit.
If you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain
about what shape the world is in.
My Best Regards,
Good grief, why has this been
allowed to be the law for so long? It's unbelievable. Passing it on. Please do
so yourselves. Thanks.
Yes, I do feel strongly about this.
No one has been able to
explain to me why young men and women serve in the
U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get
50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions
in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and
receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any
If each person who
receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days,
most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is
one proposal that really should be passed around.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall
make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not
equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law
that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally
the citizens of the United States ."
You are one of my 20+. I passed it on, will you?
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice," and these brave
soldiers have given you that right!!
A LOT OF TRUTH IN THIS STORY ...............
There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some
exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab,
the Professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept
rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.
The professor asked the young man what was the matter.
The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back.
He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were
trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist
In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange
question He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.
The young man said that it was no joke.
"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting
corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the
free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down
one side of the place where they are used to coming.
When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and
you put up another side of the fence.
They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you
have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.
The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the
gate to eat that free corn again.
You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the
wild pigs have lost their freedom.
They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon
they go back to eating the free corn .
They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the
woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
happening in America .
The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps
spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental
income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco
subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare,
medicine, drugs, etc. Not understanding this, we continually lose our
freedoms, just a little at a time.
One should always remember two truths:
1) There is no such thing as a free lunch, someone is paying for it.
2) When you begin to think that having your Government provide for you
and make your decisions is ok, realize that you've also given up the
freedom that goes with making your own choices.
This short, to the point statement
should be read by everyone in AMERICA !
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in
good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be
treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to
discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American,
and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance
here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an
American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have
room for but one language here, and that is the English languag... and we
have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American
never read nor heard a more truthful analogy than this one.
THIS IS A NON
PARTISAN JOKE THAT CAN BE ENJOYED BY BOTH PARTIES!
NOT ONLY THAT, it is
While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically
hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives
in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there
is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts,
you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just
let me in," says the man.
"Well, I'd like
to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you
spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose
where to spend eternity."
made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the senator.
"I'm sorry, but
we have our rules."
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes
down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in
the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a
clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and
other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very
happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his
hand, and reminisce about the good times they had, while getting
Rich at the expense of the people.
They play a
friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and
Also present is
the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time
dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that
before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a
hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...
The elevator goes
up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is
waiting for him.
"Now it's time to
So, 24 hours pass
with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from
cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good
time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and
St. Peter returns.
you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose
reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never
have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I
think I would be better off in hell."
So St. Peter
escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to
Now the doors of
the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land
covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed
in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as
more trash falls from above.
The devil comes
over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. "I don't
understand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and
there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and
caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now
there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look
miserable. What happened?"
The devil looks
at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning. Today
If you don't know the answer make your best guess. Answer all
the questions before looking at the answers.
1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the
A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of
the few, by the few, and for the few . . . And to replace it
with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
3) "(We) can't just let business as usual go on, and that means
something has to be taken away from some people."
4) "We have to build a political consensus, and that requires
people to give up a little bit of their own . . .in order to
create this common ground."
5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become
the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are
(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary
(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary
(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary
(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary
(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary
(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary
Be very afraid.
Times News election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man
February 9, 2008
There is a great amount of interest in this year’s
presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our
next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The
Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates —
a woman and an African-American — while the conservative
Republicans are in a quandary about their party’s nod to a
quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain.
Each candidate is carefully pandering to a smorgasbord of
special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and
transgender people to children of illegal immigrants to working
mothers to evangelical Christians.
There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group
that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry
White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to
filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from
urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain
West, left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.
His common traits are that he isn’t looking for anything from
anyone — just the promise to be able to make his own way on a
level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent
businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his
share of taxes and works hard.
The victimhood syndrome buzzwords — “disenfranchised,” “marginalized”
and “voiceless” — don’t resonate with him. “Press ‘one’
for English” is a curse-word to him. He’s used to picking up
the tab, whether it’s the company Christmas party, three sets
of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding.
He believes the Constitution is to be interpreted literally, not
as a “living document” open to the whims and vagaries of a
panel of judges who have never worked an honest day in their
The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he’s willing to pick up
a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay
down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and
the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn’t
The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a
victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina — he got
his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to
rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often
as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer
His last name and religion don’t matter. His background might
be Italian, English, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, or Russian,
and he might have Cherokee, Mexican, or Puerto Rican mixed in,
but he considers himself a white American.
He’s a man’s man, the kind of guy who likes to play poker,
watch football, hunt white-tailed deer, call turkeys, play golf,
spend a few bucks at a strip club once in a blue moon, change
his own oil and build things. He coaches baseball, soccer and
football teams and doesn’t ask for a penny. He’s the kind of
guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of
friends, drill an oil well, weld a new bumper for his truck,
design a factory and publish books. He can fill a train with
100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant on time so
that you keep the lights on and never know what it took to flip
that light switch.
Women either love him or hate him, but they know he’s a man,
not a dishrag. If they’re looking for someone to walk all
over, they’ve got the wrong guy. He stands up straight, opens
doors for women and says “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am.”
He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be
a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more
emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational
He’s not a racist, but he is annoyed and disappointed when
people of certain backgrounds exhibit behavior that typifies the
worst stereotypes of their race. He’s willing to give
everybody a fair chance if they work hard, play by the rules and
Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off. When his job
site becomes flooded with illegal workers who don’t pay taxes
and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When
his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some
incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers.
When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations
for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he
remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed
weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes
note of who the local idiots are in education and law
He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton.
Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at
the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts
him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their
leader. It’s not that she is a woman. It’s that she is who
she is. It’s the liberal victim groups she panders to, the “poor
me” attitude that she represents, her inability to give a
straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she
wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for
There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry
White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all
of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great
majority of them voted for George Bush.
He hopes that she will be the Democratic nominee for president
in 2008, and he will make sure that she gets beaten like a drum.
you ever heard that a dog "knows" when an earthquake is about to
Have you ever heard that a dog can "sense" when a tornado is
stirring up, even twenty miles away?
Do you remember hearing that, before the December tsunami struck
Southeast Asia, dogs started running frantically away from the
seashore, at breakneck speed?
Do you know that dogs can detect cancer and other serious
illnesses and danger of fire?
Somehow they always know when they can 'go for a ride' before
you even ask and how do those dogs and cats get home from
hundreds of miles away?
I'm a firm believer that animals - and especially dogs - have
keen insights into the Truth.
And you can't tell me that dogs can't sense a potentially
terrible disaster well in advance.
Simply said, a good ol' hound dog just KNOWS when something
isn't right . . when impending doom is upon us . .
One of my sons serves in the military. He is still stateside, here in California. He called
me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere
she goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and
fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them also. But he also told me
about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base He
said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha. He said
when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag lapel pin the cashier wore
on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly," Yes, I always wear
it and probably always will."
The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her
countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi. A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward,
putting his arm around my son's shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and
gentle voice to the Iraqi woman:
"Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so
that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR
countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't
need to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak outso loudly and clearly,
I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in
YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid. "Everyone within hearing distance
At A Montana Restaurant
The radio station America FM was doing one of its
"Is Anyone Listening?" bits this morning. The first question was, "Ever
have a celebrity pull up with
A woman called in and said that a few years ago, while visiting her cattle rancher uncle in Billings,
MT, she had occasion to go to dinner at a restaurant that does not take
reservations. The wait was about 45 minutes; many ranchers and their
wives were waiting. Ted Turner and his wife Jane Fonda came in the
restaurant and wanted a table. The hostess informed them that they'd have
to wait 45 minutes.Jane Fonda asked the hostess, "Do you know who I
am?" The hostess answered, "Yes, but you'll have to wait 45
minutes." Then Jane asked if the manager was in. When the
manager came out, he asked, "May I help you?" "Do you know who
we are?" both Ted and Jane asked. Yes, but these folks have been
waiting, and I can't put you ahead of them." Then Ted asked to speak to the
owner. The owner came out, and Jane again asked, "Do you know who I
am?" The owner answered, "Yes, I do. Do you know who I am? I am the owner
of this restaurant and I am a Vietnam Veteran. Not only will you not get
a table ahead of my friends and neighbors who have been waiting here,
but you also will not be eating in my restaurant tonight or any night.
the 'Do you know who I am?' routine?"
Only in America- what a great country. this is a true story and the name of
the steak house is:
Sir Scott's Oasis Steakhouse, 204 W. Main,
Manhattan, MT 59741 (406)284-6929
If you ever get there, give this fellow a sharp
salute, buy a steak, and tip the waitress. Keep passing this
on. We should never forget our national traitor! And let's not forget
what "our gal" Hillary said to the troops in Iraq, "This war has no
support from the American public."
This is another MUST READ when you can spare 5 minutes from your busy day.
Here is an Interesting and insightful article from a Canadian Journalist
This perspective on President Bush is so unusual, coming from the Canadian Media that I had to pass it along -- also the Kipling
poem at the end has always been a favorite -- and is very applicable in this case.
George Bush, the Man!
The Ottawa Citizen
Sunday, September 11, 2005
There's plenty wrong with America, since you asked. I'm tempted to say that the only difference from Canada is that
they have a few things right. That would be unfair, of course -- I am often pleased to discover things we still get
right. But one of them would not be disaster preparation. If something happened up here, on the scale of Katrina, we
wouldn't even have the resources to arrive late. We would be waiting for the Americans to come save us, the same way
the government in Louisiana just waved and pointed at Washington, D.C. The theory being that, when you're in real
trouble, That's where the adults live.
That isn't an exaggeration. Almost everything that has worked in the recovery operation along the U.S. Gulf Coast has
been military and National Guard. Within a few days, under several commands, finally consolidated under the remarkable
Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, it was once again the U.S. military efficiently cobbling together a recovery operation on a
scale beyond the capacity of any other earthly institution.
We hardly have a military up here. We have elected one feckless government after another that has cut corners until
there is nothing substantial left. We don't have the ability even to transport and equip our few soldiers. Should
disaster strike at home, on a big scale, we become a Third World country. At which point, our national smugness is of
From Democrats and the American Left -- the U.S. equivalent to the people who run Canada -- we are still hearing that
the disaster in New Orleans showed that a heartless, white, Republican America had abandoned its underclass. This is
garbage. The great majority of those not evacuated lived in assisted housing and receive food stamps, prescription
medicine, and government support through many other programs. Many have, all their lives, expected someone to lift
them to safety, without input from themselves. And the demagogic mayor they elected left, quite literally, hundreds of
transit and school buses that could have driven them out of town parked in rows, to be lost in the flood.
Yes, that was insensitive. But it is also the truth; and sooner or later we must acknowledge that welfare dependency
creates exactly the sort of haplessness and social degeneration we saw on display, as the floodwaters rose. Many
suffered terribly, and many died, and one's heart goes out. But already the survivors are being put up in new
accommodations, and their various entitlements have been directed to new locations. The scale of private charity has
also been unprecedented.
There are yet no statistics, but I'll wager the most generous state in the union will prove to have been arch-Republican
Texas and that, nationally; contributions in cash and kind are coming disproportionately from people who vote Republican.
For the world divides into "the mouths" and "the wallets." The Bush-bashing, both down there and up here, has so far
lost touch with reality, as to raise questions about the bashers' state of mind.
Consult any authoritative source on how government works in the United States and you will learn that the U.S. federal
government's legal, constitutional, and institutional responsibility for first response to Katrina, as to any natural
disaster, was ZERO. Notwithstanding, President Bush took the prescient step of declaring a disaster, in order to begin
deploying FEMA and other federal assets, two full days in advance of the storm landfall. In the little time since, he
has managed to co-ordinate an immense recovery operation -- the largest in human history -- without invoking martial
powers. He has been sufficiently presidential to respond, not even once, to the extraordinarily mendacious and childish
One thinks of Kipling's poem "If", which I learned to recite as a lad, and mention now in the full knowledge that it
drives postmodern leftoids and liberals to apoplexy -- as does anything that is good, beautiful, or true:
"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. . .
Unlike his critics, Bush is a man, in the full sense presented by these and the rest of the verses. A fallible man,
like all the rest, but a man nonetheless.
YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN
by: George Carlin
Am Your Worst Nightmare. I am a BAD American. I am George Carlin.
believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some mid
level governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way, damn it!
think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart
think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and
does not entitle you to anything.
believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, try to do it in
think fireworks should be legal on the 4th of July.
believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and
where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever
canceled Jerry Springer.
don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.
know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time arguing about it.
think global warming is a big lie. Where are all those experts now,
when I'm freezing my ass off during these long winters and paying,
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I didn't wander forty
years In the desert after getting chased out of
I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and
neither have you! So, shut-the-Hell-up already.
want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse
Jackson practices, where he gets his money, and why he is always
part of the problem and not the solution.
Can I get an AMEN on that one?
think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're
running from them.
also think they have the right to pull your ass over if you're
breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I
think it's good..... and I'm proud that "God" is written on my
think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want
you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the
world for the next four years.
dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me
crap or trying to guilt me into making "donations" to their cause.
These people should be targets.
believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes
And what the hell is going on with gas prices... again?
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.
If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you
We need our country back!
A lecturer, when
explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water
and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water?
Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It
depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's
not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it,
the heavier it becomes.
He continued, And that's the way it is with stress
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the
burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on.
As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a
while and rest before holding it again.
When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.
So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work
Don't carry it home.
You can pick it up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a
moment if you can.
Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.
Life is short.
And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:
* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of
* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning
* Never buy a car you can't push.
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't
have a leg to stand on.
* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
* The second mouse gets the cheese.
* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once
* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and
some are dull Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they
all have to live in the same box.
* A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
The following has been attributed to State
Representative Mitchell Aye from GA.
This guy should run for President one day...
"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt
to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice,
avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior,
and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our
great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain
and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny,
guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters.
We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people
are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a
Bill of NON-Rights."
ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV,
or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire
them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended.
This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone,
-- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a
opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.
ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm.
If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not
the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently
ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing.
Americans are the most charitable people to be found and will gladly help
in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after
of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation
of another generation of professional couch potatoes.
ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be
but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public
ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people.
If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised
if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.
ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others.
If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens,
don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a
where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of
ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job.
All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in
but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and
vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.
ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness.
Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness
which, by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over
of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of
ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country.
We don't care where you are from, English is our language.
Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!
ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or
heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet,
you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith
with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our
heritage and history and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!!!
If you agree, share this with a friend.
No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't.
I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish.
Sensible people of the United States speak out
because if you don't, Stupid people will.
The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee ???
When things in your lives seem almost too much
to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the
mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had
some items in front of him.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and
empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them
into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into
the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the
students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into
the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked
once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the
table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively
filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you
to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls
are the important things---God, your family, your children, your
health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if
everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would
still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your
house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small
stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued,
"there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same
goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the
small stuff you will never have room for the things that are
important to you.
"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your
happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical
checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house
and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the
things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show
you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always
room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
might find this rather racist but
We can't blame white people
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't
talk the way these people talk: 'Why you ain't, ' Where you is'...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard
the father talk. Everybody knows it's important to speak English
You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an
now we've got these knuckleheads talking around. The lower economic
are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.
$150.00 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing
an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he
pistol? And where is the father?
People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of
something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down
the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for
pull his pants up?
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way
and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body? What
Africa did this come from?
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know
thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed
of that crap, and all of them are in jail. Brown or black versus the
of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to
the neighborhood back.
People used to be ashamed... [Today] a woman has eight children with
eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have
million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We
black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart
kids, you're hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a
We cannot blame the white people any longer.
In a recent interview,
General Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he
thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored
and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America.
His answer was classic Schwartzkopf.
The General said, "I believe that forgiving them
is God's function. OUR job is to arrange the meeting.
You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a
report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a
reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
So an Australian dentist wrote the following to let everyone know what an
American is... so they would know when they found one. (Good on ya, mate!!!!)
An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish,
Russian or Greek.
An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese,
Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani, or Afghan.
An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole
or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.
In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only
difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.
An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only
to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the
government and for God.
An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence,
which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.
An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation
in the world in their time of need.
When the Soviet army overran Afghanistan 20 years ago, Americans came with arms
and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!
As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other
nation to the poor in Afghanistan.
Americans welcome the best, the best products, the best books, the best music,
the best food, the best athletes. But they also welcome the least!
The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and
your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest
tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.
Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001
earning a better life for their families. I've been told that the World Trade
Center victims were from at least 30 other countries, cultures, and first
languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
So you can try to kill an American if you must.
So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant
in the history of the world.
But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a
particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human
spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an
Hats off to Ann Margaret~
husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had
been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white
photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in the background
that was one of his treasures.
A few years ago, Ann Margaret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore.
Richard wanted to see if he could get her to sign the treasured photo so he
arrived at the bookstore at 12 o'clock for the 7:30 signing.
When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore,
circled the parking lot and disappeared behind a parking garage. Before her
appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and
no memorabilia would be permitted.
Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how
much those shows meant to lonely GI's so far from home. Ann Margaret came out
looking as beautiful as ever! and, as second in line, it was soon Richard's
He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo. When he
did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it.
Richard said, "I understand. I just wanted her to see it."
She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, "This
is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo.
I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for 'my
With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him.
She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the
years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them There
weren't too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for
pictures and acted as if he was the only one there.
Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he'd like to talk
about it, my big strong husband broke down in tears. "That's the first time
anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army," he said.
That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for
the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I'll never forget Ann
Margaret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to
I now make it a point to say "Thank you" to every person I come across who
served in our Armed Forces. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for
all those who have served their country.
Subject: Brooks Army Medical Center
whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the
troups at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day.
This is where soldiers that have been evacuated from Germany come to be
hospitalized in the States, especially burn victims. They have buildings there
called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where soldiers' families can
stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the hospital.
BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base but as you can imagine, they are
almost completely filled most of the time.
While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the
Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his
check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot.
The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word
out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it.
question I have is why does Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Sean
Penn and other Hollywood types make front page news with their
anti-everything America crap and this doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro
section of any newspaper
base newspaper in San Antonio
A true American and friend to all in uniform!
Arizona Republic online.....
A complaint post from a moron, and the reply:
A wake-up call from Luke's jets
Jun. 23, 2005 12:00 AM
"Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the morning
Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation of four F-16 jets made
a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately
500 feet. Imagine our good fortune!
Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying
to impress the cashiers at Mervyns' early-bird special?
Any response would be appreciated."
The reply is classic, and a testament to the professionalism and heroism of the
folks in the armed services.
Regarding "A wake-up call from Luke's jets" (Letters, Thursday):
On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship of F-16s from
the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt
Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air
Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.
At 9 a.m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park
in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend.
Based on the letter writer's recount of the flyby, and because of the jet noise,
I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to
the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on
behalf of the president of the United States and all those veterans and
servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.
A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force pays to those who give
their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our
jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four
officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.
The letter writer asks, "Whom do we thank for the morning air show?"
The 56th Fighter Wing will call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow
and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor
that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.
Lt. Col. Scott Pleus
CO 63rd Fighter Squadron
Luke Air Force Base
Our Men in
IRAQ have a message for
ALERT: "I am
pro-American... That means defending American interests
as vigorously as possible and seeing yourself as an
advocate for the U.S. rather than as a guardian of the
Sounds great, right? Wouldn't it
sound even better if the U.S. Ambassador to the United
Nations was the one saying it?
That's exactly what we could have...
if President Bush's nominee, John Bolton, is approved by
the U.S. Senate. After all, it was Undersecretary of
State for Arms Control and International Security John
Bolton who actually DID say those words. And now Pres.
Bush has nominated him to be our U.N. Ambassador.
But guess what? Liberals in the
Senate -- and their radical leftist allies like
"Citizens for Global Solutions" (the new name of the
"World Federalist Association," a group openly dedicated
to world government and global taxes) and George Soros'
front groups, the "Open Society Policy Center" and the
"American Progress Action Fund" -- are doing everything
they can to STOP Bolton's nomination.
Let's see: Pres. Bush nominates a
decidedly pro-American patriot as our ambassador to the
anti-American United Nations, and true to form, the Left
falls all over itself trying to obstruct his nomination.
And what's worse... they're close to
succeeding. So once again, it's up to YOU and ME -- and
hundreds of thousands of patriots across America -- to
stand up for what's RIGHT, and DEMAND that our Senators
take a stand AGAINST the anti-American Left and support
Pres. Bush's conservative nominee.
But to be heard, we have to FLOOD the
offices of these Senators with messages that they can't
ignore... and once again, we've got just the way to to
TAKE ACTION: The Senate
is set to begin hearings on Bolton's nomination this
coming week -- and they MUST hear from you TODAY. It is
URGENT that you let them know that we NEED a man like
John Bolton as our voice on the UN Security Council.
And right now, you can send a
personalized Blast Fax to EVERY SINGLE U.S. SENATOR,
demanding that they SUPPORT Bolton's nomination!
HELP US WIN THIS FIGHT AGAINST THE
FORCES OF ANTI-AMERICANISM! If we can FLOOD the offices
of all of the Senators with HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of
faxes, demanding that they vote FOR Undersecretary
Bolton, we CAN stop the liberals dead in their tracks.
But we need YOUR help. Send your Blast Faxes to the GOP
Senators or the Democrat Senators for just $19, or EVERY
SINGLE ONE of the Senators AT ONCE for just $29, RIGHT
We need to FLOOD the Senate with
faxes. They MUST KNOW that you want them to stand up to
George Soros and the radical left-wing globalists!
NOTE: Five ex-Secretaries of
State have come out urging the Senate to confirm Bolton.
Former Senator Jesse Helms once remarked that "John
Bolton is the kind of man with whom I would stand at
Armageddon." Shouldn't we stand with him NOW, when he
needs our support -- and America needs him? Send your
As always, you can also send a FREE
message to your U.S. Senators, demanding that they
support a PRO-AMERICAN as our new Ambassador to the
ANTI-AMERICAN United Nations -- just go to
http://www.rightmarch.com/040805.htm now. Be sure to
send this Alert to EVERYONE you know who wants to help
FIGHT BACK against the forces of globalism. Thank you!
William Greene, President
Did you know that 47
countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?
Did you know that the Iraqi
government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?
Did you know that 3100
schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263
schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been built in
Did you know that Iraqs
higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 Institutes
or colleges and 4 research centers?
Did you know that 25 Iraq
students departed for the United States in January 2004 for the
re-established Fulbright program?
Did you know that the Iraqi
Navy is operational? They have 5- 100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller
vessels and a navel infantry regiment.
Did you know that Iraqs Air
Force consists of three operation squadrons, 9 reconnaissance and 3 US
C-130 transport aircraft which operate day and night, and will soon add
16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 bell jet rangers?
Did you know that Iraq has
a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?
Did you know that the Iraqi
Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained and equipped police
Did you know that there are
5 Police Academies in Iraq that produce over 3500 new officers each 8
Did you know there are more
than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq? They include 364 schools,
67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil
facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.
Did you know that 96% of
Iraqi children under the age of 5 have received the first 2 series of
Did you know that 4.3
million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid October?
Did you know that there are
1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?
Did you know that Iraq has
an independent media that consist of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers
and 10 television stations?
Did you know that the
Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?
Did you know that 2
candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a recent televised
WE DIDN'T KNOW!
WE KNOW? OUR LIBERAL MEDIA WOULDN'T TELL US!
Bush- hating media and the Democratic Party would rather see the world
blow up than lose their power.
shouting these accomplishments from every rooftop, they would rather
show photos of what a few perverted malcontent soldiers have done in
prisons in many cases never disclosing the circumstances surrounding the
showing our love for our country, we get photos of flag burning
incidents at Abu Ghraib and people throwing snowballs at presidential
The lack of accentuating
the positive in Iraq serves only one purpose. It undermines the worlds
perception of the United States and our soldiers.
WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID:
Things that make you think a little........
1. There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during January.... In
the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January. That's just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war torn
country of Iraq.
2. When some claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war,
remember the following:
a. FDR...led us into World War II.
b. Germany never attacked us: Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives
were lost, an average of 112,500 per year.
c. Truman...finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea
never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of
18,334 per year.
d. John F. Kennedy. .started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam
never attacked us.
e. Johnson...turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000
lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.
f. Clinton...went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia
never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple
g. In the years since terrorists attacked us President Bush has
liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and,
captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking, but...It
took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation. We've been looking for
evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary
Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.
It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to
destroy the Medina Republican Guard, than it took Ted Kennedy to call the
police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chapaquiddick.
It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!
The Military morale is high!
The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts. But
wait, there's more......................
JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR) Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13 Some
people still don't understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard
Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one man's explanation of why
men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living. This is a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never
served think of the military.
Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): "How can you run for
Senate when you've never held a real job?" Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): "I
served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I
flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, Howard;
it was my life on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off
to take the daily cash receipts to the bank."
"I ask you to go with me ... as I went the other day... to a veteran's
hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye,
and tell THEM they didn't hold a job!
You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to
the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee... and
you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn't hold a job.
You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National
Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I'd like to remember,
and you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this
nation, and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?
I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day
of your life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN - who held
REAL jobs. And they required a dedication to a purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more important than life
And their self-sacrifice is what made this
country possible. I HAVE held a
job, Howard! What about you?"
For those who don't remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an
attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he's a
Words of wisdom from a newly retired 4 star General What a magnificent and
insightful view of what this war on Terrorism is actually about.
General Hawley, is a newly retired USAF 4 star General. He commanded the Air
Combat Command [our front-line fighters and bombers] at Langley AFB, VA. He is
now retired and no longer required to be politically correct. A true patriot!
" Since the attack [9-11], I have seen, heard, and read thoughts of such
surprising stupidity that they must be addressed. You've heard them too.
Here they are:
1) "We're not good, they're not evil, everything is relative." Listen carefully:
We're good, they're evil, nothing is relative. Say it with me now and free
yourselves. You see, folks, saying "We're good" doesn't mean,"We're perfect."
Okay? The only perfect being is the bearded guy on the ceiling of the Sistine
Chapel. The plain fact is that our country has, with all our mistakes and
blunders, always been and always will be the greatest beacon of freedom,
charity, opportunity, and affection in history. If you need proof, open all the
borders on Earth> and see what happens.
2) "Violence only leads to more violence." This one is so stupid you usually
have to be the president of an Ivy League university to say it. Here's the
truth, which you know in your heads and hearts already: Ineffective, unfocused
violence leads to more violence. Limp, panicky, half measures lead to more
violence. However, complete, fully thought through, professional, well executed
violence never leads to more violence because, you see, afterwards, the other
guys are all dead. That's right, dead. Not "on trial," not "reeducated," not
"nurtured back into the bosom of love." Dead.
3) "The CIA and the rest of our intelligence community have failed us." For 25
years we have chained our spies like dogs to a stake in the ground, and now that
the house has been robbed, we yell at them for not protecting us. Starting in
the late seventies, under Carter appointee Stansfield Turner, the giant brains
who get these giant ideas decided that the best way to gather international
intelligence was to use spy satellites "After all, [they reasoned), you can see
a license plate from 200 miles away." This is very helpful if you've been
attacked by a license plate. Unfortunately, we were attacked by humans. Finding
humans is not possible with satellites. You have to use other humans. When we
bought all our satellites, we fired all our humans, and here's the really stupid
part. It takes years, decades to infiltrate new humans into the worst places of
the world. You can't just have a guy who looks like Gary Busey in a Spring Break
'93 sweatshirt plop himself down in a coffee shop in Kabul and say "Hi ya, boys.
Gee, I sure would like to meet that bin Laden fella. "Well, you can, but all
you'd be doing is giving the bad guys a story they'll be telling for years."
4) "These people are poor and helpless, and that's why they're angry at us."
Uh-huh, and Jeffrey Dahmer's frozen head collection was just a desperate cry for
help. The terrorists and their backers are richer than Elton John and,
ironically, a good deal less annoying. The poor helpless people, you see, are
the villagers they tortured and murdered to stay in power. Mohammed Atta, one of
the evil scumbags who steered those planes into the killing grounds is the son
of a Cairo surgeon. But you knew this, too. In the Sixties and Seventies, all
the pinheads marching against the war were upper-middle-class college kids who
grabbed any cause they could think of to get out of their final papers and spend
more time drinking. It's the same today."
5) "Any profiling is racial profiling." Who's killing us here, the Norwegians?
Just days after the attack, the New York Times had an article saying dozens of
extended members of the gazillionaire bin Laden family living in America were
afraid of reprisals and left in a huff, never to return to studying at Harvard
and using too much Drakkar. I'm crushed. Please come back. Let's all stop
singing "We Are the World" for a minute and think practically. I don't want to
be sitting on the floor in the back of a plane four seconds away from hitting
Mt.Rushmore and turn, grinning, to the guy next to me to say, "Well, at least we
didn't offend them."
SO HERE'S what I resolve for the New Year: Never to forget our murdered brothers
and sisters Never to let the relativists get away with their immoral thinking.
After all, no matter what your daughter's political science professor says, we
didn't start this. Have you seen that bumper sticker that says, "No More
Hiroshima's?" I wish I had one that says, "No More Pearl Harbors."
Poem for the French - written by an American Patriot....
Eleven thousand soldiers
lay beneath the dirt and stone,
all buried on a distant land
so far away from home.
For just a strip of dismal beach
they paid a hero's price,
to save a foreign nation
They all made the sacrifice.
And now the shores of Normandy
Are lined with blocks of white:
Americans who didn't turn
from someone else's plight.
Eleven thousand reasons
for the French to take our side,
but in the moment of our need,
they chose to run and hide.
Chirac said every war means loss,
perhaps for France that's true,
for they've lost every battle
since the days of Waterloo.
Without a soldier worth a damn
to be found within the region,
the French became the only land
to need a Foreign Legion.
You French all say we're arrogant.
Well hell, we've earned the right--
We saved your sorry nation
when you lacked the guts to fight.
But now you've made a big mistake,
and one that you'll regret;
you took sides with our enemies,
and that we won't forget.
It wasn't just our citizens
you spit on when you turned,
but every one of yours
who fell the day the towers burned.
You spit upon our soldiers,
on our pilots and Marines,
and now you'll get a little sense
of just what payback means.
So keep your Paris fashions
and your wine and your champagne,
and find some other market
that will buy a French airplane.
And try to find somebody else
to wear your French cologne,
for you're about to find out
what it means to stand alone.
You see, you need us far more
than we ever needed you.
America has better friends
who know how to be true.
I'd rather stand with warriors
who have the will and might,
than huddle in the dark
with those whose only flag is white.
I'll take the Brits, the Aussies,
the Israelis and the rest,
for when it comes to valor
we have seen that they're the best.
We'll count on one another
as we face a moment dire,
while you sit on the sideline
with a sign, "friendship for hire."
We'll win this war without you
and we'll total up the cost,
and take it from your foreign aid,
and then you'll feel the loss.
And when your nation starts to fall,
well Frenchie, you can spare us,
just call the Germans for a hand,
they know the way to Paris!