Apr 22, 2017

Politically Incorrect Offences That Have Lost Our Senses

Fakes, Flukes and Fantasy Land
How many times, over the last 15-17 years, has Ophra Winfrey bloated up and then been rescued by Weight Watchers? 15 times? She has lost an average of 40 pounds on each of those 15 times for a total of about 600 pounds. Each of those 600 pounds has probably been worth about $1500 to Ophra for ad spots, and several million dollars to Weight Watchers in new customers. Famous people, actors, professional athletes and lifetime politicians know all of the ways of selling favors, fleecing the public and, or, selling their faces and testimonials to advertisers and news organizations. And how come those who do it best are at the top of the Sodom and Chicago popularity polls in America, like the Clintons, Obamas, Ophra Winfrey and lesbian Ellen Degeneres?

Drug Addiction A Disease
If, as many "experts" insist, drug addiction is a "disease", it is the only disease that creates its own need, is self-inflicted, non-communicable, is voluntarily paid for to get it, makes criminals and prostitutes of most of its victims, and whose only remedy is to stop doing it.

Prostitutes Are "Working Girls"
They may be prostitutes because they do not have a job, don't want a job, or hate working, but calling them "working girls" is just another liberal, democrat misnomer.

Undocumented Immigrants
Yet another liberal, democrat misnomer of political correctness. In truth, they are undocumented, illegal aliens who have broken U.S. immigration laws ... which they and their law breaking sanctuary city-minded, liberal sponsors know is true ... but do it anyway. When they push their way to the head of the line, in front of legal immigrants, they become law breakers and therefore criminals. Do
I feel sorry for them? Most of them, yes, but that does not give them a free pass to violate our laws. 

U.S. Solialists/Communists Are Patriots
The definition of a patriot is, " a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors."  To "support and defend our country against enemies and detractors" means every able bodied citizen is to work and pay their own way, pay taxes so our leaders can neutralize our enemies and deal with "detractors" foreign and domestic, support to the death our foundational law, the Constitution, and support or serve in law enforcement or national, military defence. Our country is the sworn enemy of all Communist governments and the hostile, determined target of Socialists whose struggle is against the Constitutional, free form of government our Forefathers and Founders established. Communists, Socialists and all forms of tyrants are a contradiction of American Patriotism. They are not Patriots any more than Satan wrapped in Old Glory.

Smoking Marajuana Is Cool
Any kind of smoking is harmful to your health. Marijuana smoking is not only illegal but even more harmful to your health than tobacco. For several hundred years smoking was accepted as fashionable and cool and made its habitants feel more manly or sexier, as a woman and become addicted to it. But time proved smoking tobacco turned healthy, handsome people into jaundiced, leather skinned, coughing, cancerous and smelly, dying ugliness. It was thought to be cool but is was not. Now the same old story is playing itself out again with drugs like, or worse than, Marijuana. 

Coca-Cola (often referred to simply as Coke) is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The drink's name refers to two of its original ingredients, which were kola nuts (a source of caffeine) and coca leaves. From Wikipedia.

Because of its stimulant effect, coca leaf was originally used in the soft drink Coca Cola. In 1903 it was removed and a decocainized coca extract is now one of the flavoring ingredients. So until 1903 even cocaine, in coca cola, was cool. But now we know the truth.... it is not cool, it is hell hot and a sure route to rot.

Living Off Other People's Labors Is A Right
Welfare, of every kind, is not a "right" or "entitlement", it is a charitable gift originally intended to be strictly for mentally or physically disabled adults or abandoned children. Working people were not originally intended to pay taxes to support able people who would not work, as is now being done. When the handicapped or temporarily disabled people can't get help, it is because the system has been so abused by undeserving, lazy human slugs, soaking up the taxpayer's labors, and giving them plenty of time to riot, hang out on the street corner, cause trouble, and use and sell illegal drugs.  A tolerant society has never been as stupidly self-destructive as the American public is today. This is not only contrary to the American Way, it is a violation of Holy Scripture.  
"For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread." 1 Thess.3:10-12.

Apr 19, 2017

About Half Of Voters Are Adolencents In Adult Bodies

Common Sense Commentary: Immature little children and adolescents most often misinterpret what they see and hear. They are, indeed, great recorders but poor interpreters. Mature adults enjoy the cute and innocent conclusions children come to about what they see and hear. Their confusion is due to their lack of experience and wisdom which usually come with age. Bad judgment, so common in a childish and the adolescent mind, is the reason parents are usually held responsible for their children's bad, and damaging actions. Society, therefore, restricts children from driving, voting, and making life-changing decisions. We expect children to think and act like children, but when an adult, with the mind of a child, makes immature, childish decisions, mature adults usually attribute it to some sort of insanity, stupidity or even wickedness, when it is really the person's lack of maturity and resulting confusion. The problem is, they look like mature adults in their size, age, clothing and even white hair, but in truth, they are mentally... little children or adolescents. RB

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It is those who FOOL the adult 
children who are wicked or stupid.

Apr 18, 2017

The Illusions Of The Devious World Of Pretenders

There is more than a brick wall behind the curtain... 

Common Sense Commentary: I understand the world's obsession with entertainment. It is, to many, an escape from reality. For others, it provides a source of temporary hope for a better life. For some, it is a fantasy of heroes or beautiful stars ... idols to adore or even worship.... instead of God. And then there are those who are just bored with empty time and fill it up with pretension of love, adventure and meaning in life. Acting is just that ... pretension. When I grew up, heroes were all the good guys, honest, clean cut and courageous, and actors pretended to be them. In today's world the popular hero is most likely to be an anti-hero, lawless, promiscuous, and dishonorable.

Strangely, it seems, most of those who pursue high political office are simply the best actors... pretenders. They either have no real moral standards and honest convictions or if they have any, they are so thin and fluid that they are soon forgotten in the farce the devil has made of world politics. 
God instituted three things, the Family, His Church and Civil Law. All three were intended to be aids and protection for the welfare of every individual. That is why Satan spends all his time in seeking to corrupt, undermine and destroy those three entities.... if they are doing their intended purpose. He infiltrates all three with amoral, convincing actors pretending to be something they are not and deeply hiding their true nature ... sociopaths with their own self-centered agenda. We see it in individuals, religion and in politics. These sociopaths lie habitually, deceive, and misrepresent so convincingly that they cultivate a loyal, though naive constituency. That is how so many of them wind up in politics and over time become more and more deeply embedded and influential. Their lust for power and privilege drives them to build higher and higher towers of Babel to control more and more people. They sell those blind followers, of the spiritually blind, the illusion of freedom while they draw the chains of steel tyranny tighter and tighter. Their victims thus cling desperately to the hopeless illusion of their freedom from work, morals, responsibility, and judgment while the lie eats away at their soul and carries them farther and farther from reality into their own illusory existence on their way to a real hell. 

Even an unsavory character, like Frank Zappa, sometimes has short flashes of truth burst upon his mind. One of those rare moments came to light when he said .... "The illusion of freedom will last as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At that point, where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery; they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." That is what life was for Zappa and he had nothing else to cling to but a dead end. It is sad that so many people can't see on the other side of that brick wall of pretension to where God's universe opens up into a glorious eternity of all that is true and holy for those who reject the illusions and turn to the reality of God, His forgiveness, and life in Christ. 

Apr 12, 2017

April Memories Of Nick The BARman 66 Years Ago

Common Sense Commentary: Foxhole buddies, brothers in arms have a love for each other few people ever have the privilege of experiencing. It is a human relationship which is born in the deep desperation, fear, valor and survival from within the true battle... not a single shot fired at you or even a single day of war, but a long series of days and nights, filled with hunger, thirst, dirt, blisters, blood, pain and death. Here is my Marine friend, Nick the BARman's memory, scared upon his soul, of a typical day in the Korean War, he and his foxhole buddy endured.... and was called up yesterday from his archive of similar days they shared so long ago. RB












My Comment....

Doctor Nicholson, my friend, those memories, your endurance and God's grace have brought you to the zenith of a fulfilled life which others will be inspired by for years into the future. It can be said, with honest account, in the last verse words of Rudyard Kipling's "IF"....

If you can fill the unforgiving minute 
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

My friend, you are a Man! Psm.115:1, Rayburn Blair

Apr 5, 2017

HOME PLATE Must Be Fastened, Invariable, Unchangable And Constant

Or it will become meaningless, useless and hopeless as will those who seek to reach it, and the nation which does not secure it. RB

Common Sense Commentary: Change is only beneficial when it is for the better... If its not broke ... don't fix it.

This is a lesson for the "snowflakes" today!! Maybe someone can go to their "safe zones" and read it to them! What's  missing in society today is consistency and accountability.

In  Nashville , Tennessee , during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA's convention.

While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here?

Oh, man, worth every penny of my airfare.”  Who is John Scolinos, I wondered. No matter; I was just happy to be there.

In 1996, Coach Scolinos was 78 years old and five years retired from a college coaching career that began in 1948.  He shuffled to the stage to an impressive standing ovation, wearing dark polyester pants, a light blue shirt, and a string around his neck from which home plate hung — a full-sized, stark-white home plate. Seriously, I wondered, who is this guy?

After speaking for twenty-five minutes, not once mentioning the prop hanging around his neck, Coach Scolinos appeared to notice the snickering among some of the coaches. Even those who knew Coach Scolinos had to wonder exactly where he was going with this, or if he had simply forgotten about home plate since he’d gotten on stage. Then, finally …“You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck,” he said, his voice growing irascible. I laughed along with the others, acknowledging the possibility.  “I may be old, but I’m not crazy.  The reason I stand before you today  is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.” Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the  room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?”

After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches?”, more of a  question than answer.  “That’s right,” he said. “How about in Babe Ruth’s day? Any Babe Ruth coaches in the house?”Another long pause. “Seventeen inches?” a guess from another reluctant coach.

“That’s right,” said Scolinos. “Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?” Hundreds of hands shot up, as the pattern began to appear. “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?” “Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident.  “You’re right!” Scolinos barked. “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?”

“Seventeen inches!” we said, in unison. “Any Minor League coaches here? How wide is home plate in pro ball?”............“Seventeen inches!”

“RIGHT! And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major  Leagues? “Seventeen inches!”  “SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls. “And what do they do with a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?” Pause....“They send him to  Pocatello !” he hollered, drawing raucous laughter. “What they don’t do is this:  they don’t say, ‘Ah, that’s okay, Jimmy. You can’t hit a seventeen-inch target? We’ll make it eighteen inches or nineteen inches.  We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of hitting it. If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.'” Pause... “Coaches…” pause, "… what do we do when our best player shows up late to practice? When our team rules forbid facial hair and a guy shows up unshaven? What if he gets caught drinking? Do we hold him accountable? Or do we change the rules to fit him? Do we widen home plate?

The chuckles gradually faded as four thousand coaches grew quiet, the fog lifting as the old coach’s message began to unfold. He turned the plate toward himself and, using a Sharpie, began to draw something. When he turned it toward the crowd, point up, a house was revealed, complete with a freshly drawn door and two windows. “This is the problem in our homes today.  With our marriages, with the way we parent our kids. With our discipline. We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards.  We widen the plate!”

Pause...Then, to the point at the top of the house he added a small American flag. “This is the problem in our schools today.  The quality of our education is going downhill fast and teachers have been stripped of the tools they need to be successful, and to educate and discipline our young people.

We are allowing others to widen home plate! Where is that getting us?”  Silence....He replaced the flag with a Cross. “And this is the problem in the Church, where powerful people in positions of authority have taken advantage of young children, only to have such an atrocity swept under the rug for years. Our church leaders are widening home plate for themselves!  And we allow it.”

“And the same is true with our government. Our so called representatives make rules for us that don’t apply to themselves. They take bribes from lobbyists and foreign countries. They no longer  serve us. And we allow them to widen home plate and we see our country falling into a dark abyss while we watch.”

I was amazed. At a baseball convention where I expected to learn something about curve balls and bunting and how to run better practices, I had learned something far more valuable. From an old man with home plate strung around his neck, I had learned something about life, about myself, about my own weaknesses and about my responsibilities as a leader. I had to hold myself and others accountable to that which I knew to be right, lest our families, our faith, and our society continue down an undesirable path.

“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today.  It is this: if we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when they do not meet the standard; and if our schools & churches & our government fail to hold themselves accountable to those they serve, there is but one thing to look forward to …” With that, he held home plate in front of his chest, turned it around, and revealed its dark black backside, “… dark days ahead.”

Coach Scolinos died in 2009 at the age of 91, but not before touching the lives of hundreds of players and coaches, including mine. Meeting him at my first ABCA convention kept me returning year after year, looking for similar wisdom and inspiration from other coaches. He is the best clinic speaker the ABCA has ever known because he was so much more than a baseball coach. His message was clear: “Coaches, keep your  players—no matter how good they are—your own children, your churches,  your government, and most of all, keep yourself at seventeen inches."

And this my friends is what our country has become and what is wrong with it today, and how to fix it.

"Don't widen the plate." Authoring Coach Unknown

Mar 29, 2017

Hey Left-Wingers, Stop Whining, You Created Us

Common Sense Commentary: Left-wing Democrat Politicians, birds of a feather, with the acquiescent aid of a few Left-wing Republicans, have caused the mess our nation is in. They have unintendedly created the Constitutional Conservative reaction which defeated their leaders in the recent election. Though they created the mess and then the reaction of Patriotic Conservatives, and Christians, they are not willing to take the blame for either.... as usual. All they know how to do is spend us into bankruptcy, pass unjust laws, point accusing fingers at everybody else...and whine.

This from a friend....
You Created US 
By Paul Genova
(Paul Genova has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Wireless Telecom Group Inc. since June 30, 2016. 

I'm noticing that a lot of you left-wingers aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact, you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted against her. You believe in freedom of speech and choice...until we disagree with you.

Some of you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results. 

How did this happen you ask? Well here is how it happened! 

You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech. 

You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms. 

You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs. 

You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists. 

You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic. 

You created "us" when you instituted Political Correctness.

You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way. 

You created "us" when you attacked our flag. 

You created "us" when you took any mention of God out of our schools except in curse words. 

You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism. 

You created "us" when you began to emasculate men. 

You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft. 

You created "us" when you decided to vote for so-called progressive ideals. 

You created "us" when you attacked our way of life. 

You created "us" when you spent us into bankruptcy and let our government get out of control. 

You created "us" who had been the silent majority till now. 

You created "us" when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers. 

You created "us" when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors under Obama-Care. 

You created "us" when you overtaxed our American companies and forced them to move our jobs to business friendly countries. 

You created "us" when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn't remove your hat, or approved of it, during our National Anthem. 

You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating. 

And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up. And we did it with ballots, not bullets... With ballots, not riots ... With ballots, not looting... With ballots, not blocking traffic... With ballots, not fires, except the for the one you started inside of "us". 

YOU created US .... and now you will find it difficult to put out the fire and undo the damage you have done to our nation to us, and to yourselves. You created the problems and our reaction.

Now lets see and hear two great Americans, a little child and a big man. RB

Click here: Inspiring Young Singer Born Blind Wows With The National Anthem

Mar 28, 2017

April Fool's Day Came Early In Bankrupt Illinois

Common Sense Commentary: A State Holiday In Honor Of Chicagoan, Barack Obama? More appropriate would be one for Scarface, Al Capone, Jimmy Hoffa or Corrupt Mayor, Richard Daley. RB 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Barack Obama's name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday.
(by 6 votes).
Legislation to make the 44th president's Aug. 4th birthday a state holiday fell six votes short Tuesday. Chicago Democratic Rep. Sonya Harper says it would honor a man who adopted Chicago as his home and served in the Illinois State Senate.

But Rep. Steven Andersson of Geneva suggested it be honorary. The Republican floor leader says even Obama wouldn't want the cash-strapped state to give state workers another paid day off.

He noted that Tampico, Illinois native, and 40th president Ronald Reagan's Feb. 6th birthday isn't a holiday.

The vote was 54-57. Harper used a procedure allowing another vote later. 

Response from my friend, American Caliber Man of Illinois:
Yeah, another day for state employees here to take off while everybody else works.
    Obama was not born here (in Ill.) and except for his two kids has no relatives from here.  Reagan was born here and lived here all the way through college.  He has many cousins who live here.
     Dixon has the Reagan house and a Reagan museum, statues, a monument on the beach at Lowell Park where as a lifeguard he pulled 77 people from the Rock River over a number of summers.
     So what will they do for Obama? Chicago tour guide: This is the gay bar he hung out at.  Here is the place where he plotted with other communists like Bill Ayers. This is the church where he listened to the racial hate sermons from Reverend Wright and sometimes had Nation of Islam Rev. Farrakhan as a guest speaker.  Here's where he and a bunch of Nation of Islam guys planned the Million Man March.
It would be interesting, to say the least. American Caliber Man
My Comment: Fitting for Bankrupt Chicago, Murder Capital of the world and most corrupt city government in America's history. RB

Mar 27, 2017

Misnomers Are Common Tools Of Social Planners, Tyrants And Liars

Common Sense Commentary: The word "misnomer" simply means "misnamed". Webster gives three definitions.... The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument. A use of a wrong or inappropriate name, and a wrong name or inappropriate designation.

The now defunct Soviet Union was highly skilled in the use of misnomers in their rise to a Socialist world power and they almost succeeded in dominating the entire globe with their lies, deceptions and flawed system. One of their verbal tools used to propagandize great masses of people is their miss-named organizations. They had countless agencies, associations, and front organizations controlled by so-called "Concerned Citizens". They called themselves "Communists" which itself was a misnomer because they did not have all things in common. The rulers had everything and the people had practically nothing. The rulers used words like "Humanitarian", "Freedom Fighters", "Equality", "Democracy", Republic, and "Liberty", in the titles of Communist Front Organizations. These organizations were supposedly volunteer, good guys whose sole purpose was to relieve suffering, feed the hungry, heal the sick and set free the victims of Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and "Evil" Businessmen. The names of these movements would contain words like Lincoln, Progressive, Equality, Hope, Change, and Workers. All of which sucked in the poor, abused, disillusioned, minorities, young idealists, and ignorant flotsam and jetsam of whom all nations had a share, angry and fuming for change. The Communist Soviet Union nearly succeeded and would have, but finally ran out of conquered nation's wealth. We have a new crop of lying, thieving misfits building up a similar Tower Of Babel in our country right in the halls of Congress, the White House, Supreme Court, the News Media and in our hallowed halls of Education. 

A misnomer is a falsehood, not a lie, unless it is known to be a lie by its user, which, at its birth, is Satan's offspring conceived in the heart of a liar. As Jesus said to the Pharisees,
"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.... When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44

Misnomers I can think of at the moment....

Arabicnumerals - (1, 2, 3, 4, 5...) originated in India, not the Arabian Peninsula. 

Global Warming - When a temporary, normal global warming cycle ended in 1997 its adherents changed the name from "Global Warming" to  "Climate Change", which allows them to take credit whichever way the earth's temperature goes. From the beginning of time, Earth's weather has experienced cycling changes from cooler to warmer to cooler to colder and back again to warmer. This was considered normal until social planners decided to use this weather cycling in their globalization dreams by blaming normal weather changes on excess carbon being created by industrialized nations. So, to bring undeveloped nations up to par with developed ones, they proposed to penalize or fine all businesses and nations which they judged created the most carbon and give the $billions collected to poorer nations to improve their living standards. The fact is that all green living things breath carbon and exhale oxygen and us humans and animals do the opposite. Global warming, as a permanently progressing phenomenon, caused by people, is a misnomer. 

Correctional Facility - This high-sounding term is an effort of symantecs at equating hardened criminals with wayward children who simply need understanding, social training, and the gentler treatment. Whereas, Criminal Incarceration Prisons, once under the absolute control of Wardens and guards, were comparatively quiet and secure, are now under the control of prison gangs who rape, wound and murder over perceived disrespect, a joint of marijuana or a mess hall cookie. Prisons are far worse as "Correctional Facilities" than they were as "Prisons". No honest person, who can see, doubts that the social planners "correcting" of career criminals is worse than a failure. At one time prisons were free of illegal drugs and knives and prisoners were criminals not inmates or residents with a long list of "rights". "Correctional Facility" is a misnomer. 

Gay Pride - The miserable compulsion of unnatural perversion, like narcotic addiction, may give the poor souls who pursue it a temporary relief or high or satisfaction in some inconceivable way, but the end result, of both these enslavements, is hugely negative.  Illegal Drugs do not produce good highs, and perversion is neither "gay" nor the inconceivable idea of an act of pride. Again this term is an effort of the homosexual community and social planners at normalizing or even exalting the act of perversion they are slaves to. Read Romans 1:18-32 for a correct view of homosexuality.... from God's view.

Mar 24, 2017

"The Last Conservative Democrat?" Not Quite

Common Sense Commentary: Zell Miller, a former Marine, served as Governor of Georgia and then in the U.S. Senate until his retirement in 2005. He is said to be the last Conservative in the Democrat Party, but I would have to "moderate" that claim. He was more accurately a "Moderate Conservative." There have been no Senate Conservatives in the Democrat Party since Senator Sam Nunn who was almost a true Conservative until his retirement 20 years ago. Even "Moderate" is a misnomer when applied to the Democrat Party. In truth and in fact, it is The Liberal Socialist Party. One more half-step to the left and it will be the Communist Party. RB

Quotes from Senator Zell Miller 

One of these days, someone smarter and younger and more articulate than I is going to get through to the American people just how really messed up the federal government has become. And when that happens, the American people are going to rise up like that football crowd in Cleveland and run both teams off the field.  Zell Miller (That wasn't prophetic, it was plain old Common Sense observation, RB)

Why is it that there's more indignation over a photo of a prisoner with underwear on his head than over the video of a young American with no head at all?  Zell Miller (Entirely too rational for a true Democrat. RB)

It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag. Zell Miller (A rare Democrat Patriot. RB)

Where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words. Zell Miller

A Marine knows that pride is the bedrock upon which he will lay the foundation of his life, and on that foundation he will build the structure by which the worth of his existence and the measure of his accomplishments will be judged. Zell Miller

I wish we lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel. Zell Miller

I have knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home. Zell Miller 

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. Zell Miller 

 Tax cuts are not just something that all taxpayers deserve, but also the best way to curb government spending. It is the best kind of tax reform. If the money never reaches the table, Congress can't gobble it up. Zell Miller 

My family is more important than my party. Zell Miller 

Will someone please explain to me the logic that says we can trust someone with a Boeing 747 in bad weather but not with a Glock 9 millimeter? Zell Miller 

For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure. Zell Miller 

Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside. Zell Miller 

Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators. Zell Miller 

I truly believe that at times like this, silence is not golden. It is yellow. Zell Miller 

When they make it harder for us to pray, we just pray harder. Zell Miller 

You won't find average Americans on the left or on the right. You'll find them at Kmart. Zell Miller 

Howard Dean knows about as much about the South as a hog knows about Sunday. Zell Miller 

When a child has no hope, a nation has no future. Zell Miller 

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. Zell Miller 

Mar 23, 2017

Double Standards And Diabolical Contradictions Reign

Common Sense Commentary: Why the reasonable people in this country put up with politicians who ignore and often even endorse these most extreme double standards and contradictions, is a mystery to me. Read this letter from an intelligent, productive, tax paying Patriot and consider the limitless stupidity of the Liberal Socialist element in our Government who have allowed these contradictions to develop. This remarkable letter came to me from a retired Marine Colonel and friend whose friend sent it to him from San Diego. RB

The following is from Tom O'Malley, who was a Director with S.W. BELL in Mexico City :

"I spent five years working in Mexico . I worked under a tourist Visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval.

"During that six months our Mexican and U.S. attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a 'FM3'. It was in addition to my U.S. passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara's was the same, except hers did not permit her to work.

"To apply for the FM3, I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies):

1. Birth certificate for Barbara and me.

2. Marriage certificate.

3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.

4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation.

5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had worked for at least one year.

6. A letter from the St. Louis Chief of Police indicating that I had no arrest record in the U.S. and no outstanding  warrants and, was "a citizen in good standing".

7.Finally, I had to write a letter about myself that clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico .

We called it our 'I am the greatest person on Earth' letter. It was fun to write.

"All of the above were in English that had to be translated into Spanish and be certified as legal translations, and our signatures notarized. It produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side & Spanish on the right."

"Once they were completed, Barbara and I spent about five hours, accompanied by a Mexican attorney, touring  Mexican government office locations and being photographed and fingerprinted at least three times at each location, and we remember at least four locations where we were  instructed on Mexican tax, labor, housing, and criminal law and that we were required to obey their laws or face the consequences.

We could not protest any of the government's actions or we would be committing a felony. We paid out four thousand dollars in fees and bribes to complete the process. When this was done we could legally bring in our household goods that were held by U.S. Customs in Laredo,Texas .

This meant we had rented furniture in Mexico while awaiting our goods. There were extensive fees involved here that the company paid."

"We could not buy a home and were required to rent at very high rates and under contract and compliance with Mexican law."

"We were required to get a Mexican driver's license. This was an amazing process. The company arranged for the licensing agency to come to our headquarters location with their photography and fingerprint equipment and the laminating machine. We showed our U.S. license, were photographed and fingerprinted again and issued the license instantly after paying out a six dollar fee.

We did not take a written or driving test and never received instructions on the rules of the road. Our only instruction was to never give a policeman your license, if stopped and asked. We were instructed to hold it against the inside window away from his grasp. If he got his hands on it you, would have to pay ransom to get it back."

"We then had to pay and file Mexican income tax annually using the number of our FM3 as our ID number. The  company's Mexican accountants did this for us and we just signed what they prepared. It was about twenty legal size pages annually."

"The FM3 was good for three years and renewable for two more after paying more fees."

"Leaving the country meant turning in the FM3 and certifying we were leaving no debts behind and no outstanding legal affairs (warrants, tickets or liens)  before our household goods were released to customs."

"It was a real adventure and if any of our Senators or Congressmen went through it once, they would have a different  attitude toward Mexico ."

"The Mexican government uses its vast military and police forces to keep its citizens intimidated and compliant. They never protest at their capitol or government offices, but do protest daily in front of the United States Embassy. The U.S. Embassy looks like a strongly reinforced fortress and during most protests the Mexican military surrounds the block with their men standing shoulder to shoulder in full riot gear to protect the Embassy. These protests are never shown on U.S. or Mexican TV. There is a large public park across the street  where they do their protesting. Anything can cause a protest such as proposed law changes in California or Texas ."

Please feel free to share this with everyone who thinks we are being hard on the illegals. Right!! Most Americans of the liberal left persuasion would never understand this.. Most are blind to this reality.
My Comment: Hey, Americans stand up and speak up and vote and give to those on the front lines fighting for the rest of us. If we, you and I, do not turn this country around we will be leaving an unchangeable mess for our children and grand-children and betraying our founding fathers. I cannot speak for God and say He is on the Conservative's side of this war, but I am absolutely certain He is not on the side of the heretics on the other side. RB

Mar 22, 2017

Hungry Spiders And The World Wide Web

Common Sense Commentary: Practically every site, link and "Click Here" sign on the WWW is a spider hole of innocent appearance. But just inside all those World Wide Web little black holes is a huge black hole where lurks a hungry, giant spider ready to pounce and grab you up, binding you in a cocoon of sticky web to await his next feasting. Once you are got, it is near impossible to get ungot. World Wide Web is an appropriate name for a global network of money and information traps. It is a spider world of billions of separate, perfectly designed webs surrounded with aromatic flowers, and sweet jelly beans of every color and hue to attract your unsuspecting browsing attention. A simple "click" and you are grabbed ... finger, hand, arm and body and dragged into that almost inescapable blackness.... Its vortex swirling and sucking you into its giant money trap which squeezes, rattles and shakes you by your feet extracting your Social Security, Credit Card, phone, name, rank, and serial numbers plus your money and everything in your pockets. So ... watch out where you fly, little fly, and keep one eye on your business and one on that World Wide Web ... anxiously awaiting your arrival... when you go seeking free stuff. The feast is free ... but not for thee. You may think you are the dinner guest but you are really the main course. The Web and Facebook can be dangerous parts of town to accept an invitation to dine. RB

Mar 21, 2017

The American Animal Farm A Savage Scene

Common Sense Commentary: When a people reject truth, in favor of personal gain and contradictory opinion, they open the door of invitation to a reign of lies and liars. Suffering is the end result.  

The only thing in Washington D.C., I can think of, worse than Trump as President, is Hillary, Obama, or any other Democrat or Repub John McCain in the Oval Office. What is happening right now, in D.C., is comparable to a vicious, blood letting fight between a pack of Hyenas and a wounded RINO. I have no great love for RINOs, but Hyenas are savage little devils, and the other RINOs have all but abandoned their own to his fate. So I am forced to hope this lone RINO survives his many wounds and the circle of hateful attackers, that he might at least get a chance to attempt to do what he was elected to do.

What we need on the D.C. animal farm, from a political perspective, is a large pride of people friendly Lions to protect the farm and the domesticated humans from the wild, feral ones, and the Bureaucratic Monkeys, the Hyenas, Pythons, Crocodiles and other beasts of prey. When they think "prey", they aren't thinking about talking to God. But more than we need a surviving RINO or the King of the beasts to save us, and the farm, we more accurately and desperately need the King of Kings, also known as the Lamb of God and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Jesus Christ to save us.... And deliver us from the Beast of  Revelation 11:7 that ascends out of the bottomless pit, and his fawning toads, who make war against the people of God ... "And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them." Rev.11:7. There is no real, lasting deliverer except Jesus the Christ. RB

George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is almost prophetic in its allusion to the USSR, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. RB

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell,... was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin ... and in his essay "Why I Write" (1946), wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole".
Orwell wrote the book between November 1943 and February 1944, when the UK was in its wartime alliance with the Soviet Union and the British people and intelligentsia held Stalin in high esteem, a phenomenon Orwell hated. The manuscript was initially rejected by a number of British and American publishers.... It became a great commercial success when it did appear partly because international relations were transformed as the wartime alliance gave way to the Cold War. (From Wikipedia).

Mar 20, 2017

Best Evidence Why Liberal States Want Immigrants

Patriot move-outs are killing their Tax Base

Common Sense Commentary: If you have wondered why Liberal states, and their Congressmen, want to expand Immigration to include unvetted warm bodies of almost any description, here is the reason. It is because their Liberal policies are unwittingly designed to drive out their tax payer, productive, Conservative citizens to more Conservative states or Countries, and draw in opposite types who are looking for the state's free stuff. Another reason their tax base is diminishing is the tens of millions of babies who have been aborted, but would be productive tax payers if they had lived since Roe Vs. Wade made it legal 44 years ago. Now, productive tax payers are moving into more Conservative states, getting good jobs, and making up for the aborted babies lost in those states.... like Texas. 

Migration Data: 
Where the Left Governs, Citizens Flee
From CFIF Center For Individual Freedom

People vote with their proverbial feet. So do employers. 

"People Moving from New York Outnumber Arrivals by Nearly Two-to-One, Report Says." 

That was a recent Albany Times Union headline highlighting the ongoing mass exodus from deep-blue New York: 

United Van Lines reported Tuesday that nearly two-thirds of the moves involving New York households were outbound, a higher proportion than any other state except New Jersey and Illinois.  The 2016 National Movers Study by Fenton, Missouri-based United also found that almost 59 percent of the moves within the eastern United States were outbound.  Where were people moving?  Mostly to western states and the Carolinas...  South Dakota had the highest share of inbound moves, at 68 percent. 

That exodus pattern isn't limited to the listed states, either.  It's broadly endemic to states where liberals govern. 

According to economist Stephen Moore, who co-authored the latest annual edition of "Rich States, Poor States," every single one of the ten most liberal states as measured by voting behavior suffered population losses over the last decade: 

Of the 10 blue states that Democrats won by the largest percentage margins - California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut - every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) between 2004 and 2014.  Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York than entered those states. 

As Moore notes, those states are characterized by such leftist policies as higher taxes, heavier regulation, environmental extremism, labor union favoritism and firearms restrictions. 

At the other end of the spectrum, what happened to the ten most conservative states as measured by voting patterns in the 2016 presidential election?  Moore notes that every single one of them gained in net population over the past decade. 

Employment data tells the same story as population patterns.  According to the report, the most conservative states also enjoyed a job creation rate approximately twice as high as the most liberal states. 

Liberals and conservatives can debate policy preferences ad infinitum, but the real-world evidence from America's 50 individual laboratories of democracy produces an unequivocal verdict. 

People vote with their proverbial feet.  So do employers. 

Stubborn liberals may attempt various forms of rationalization, but it's impossible to dismiss these patterns as statistical coincidence.  Nor does climate and migration to sunnier states explain the data, as no state enjoys better weather than California, while few states endure a more difficult climate than Wyoming.  The facts and numbers speak for themselves. 

Nor are these left-versus-right realities confined to the United States.  Global migration, including from those alleged Scandinavian socialist paradises, reveal the same patterns. 

Take Sweden.  According to the left-leaning Pew Research Center, 50,000 Swedes migrated to America between 1990 and 2015, compared to 20,000 Americans who moved to Sweden.  Considering that Sweden's total population is just 10 million compared to 290 million in the United States, adjusting that to per capita numbers makes the disparity even more stark. 

The other Scandinavian populations are no different.  From Norway (population 5.3 million), 30,000 migrated to the U.S. during the past 25 years, compared to merely 20,000 Americans who relocated to Norway.  Similarly, 30,000 Danish citizens chose to move to the U.S. during that period, whereas just 10,000 Americans moved to Denmark (population 5.7 million).  And 20,000 Finns migrated to America since 1990, while fewer than 10,000 Americans migrated to Finland (population 5.5 million). 

What about Canada, the country to which so many leftist celebrities swore they'd relocate if Donald Trump became president?  There are 840,000 Canadians who moved to America since 1990, versus just 340,000 Americans who moved there during that same period. 

Obviously, that's just the cream of the socialist crop. 

Socialist laboratories like Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea literally kill people attempting to escape their pitiful confines, as did places like East Germany and the Soviet Union before they finally collapsed. 

If political leftists were correct about the wisdom and justice of their preferred policies, why do they always face such difficulty retaining people where they govern? 

The answer is obvious.  In the real world, conservative, free-market principles lead to greater prosperity.  Leftist principles of bigger government, higher taxes and more regulation lead to comparative stagnation. 

Here in the U.S., one delicious irony is that Donald Trump's election has leftists rediscovering the merits of federalism, even to the extent of openly advocating Brexit-style secession for California and other blue states.  The problem is that they appear committed to redoubling their leftist governing policies, which will only harden their isolation and exacerbate their problems, leading to more stagnation and continued outmigration. 

Perhaps the last to leave will at least turn out the lights before departing.... (If the power companies haven't already been taxed to death. RB)