Thursday, December 30, 2010

CARTOON FOR THE DAY: AAAAAAAWWWWWWW Poor Baby !!!!




Since Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House, she must give up her taxpayer's private jet.

She'll be flying Southwest from now on because "Bags fly free"  [ even "old"ones ]



Since Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House, she must give up her taxpayer's private jet.

She'll be flying Southwest from now on because "Bags fly free"  [ even "old"ones ]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Social News Sites- There's a New Kid On The Block

There's a new player in the world of social news sites, which arose from the ashes, and carnage left behind from when digg rolled out its new, sucky, 4.0 user interface this past summer. This little upstart of a social news site was founded as an alternative to digg, when digg failed to respond to complaints from digg's user base about some unpopular changes. Old Dogg keeps the easy and familiar user interface that the Old Dogg's membership has grown to appreciate in its simplicity.



Old Dogg is large when it comes to accommodating its fast growing user base by way of respecting all user viewpoints and submissions in an evenhanded fashion. At the same time, Old Dogg wields the ban stick lightly and only on rare occasions has had to brandish it. Unlike the big social new sites, the administration of Old Dogg does not impose its political agenda on Old Dogg members. Nor, does the administration penalize those with differing  political ideas by banning them. The Old Dogg administrators  simply  endeavor to run Old Dogg neutrally. Old Dogg does not allow a certain political group to run Old Dogg, like these groups attempt to control and run the other sites. How refreshing!


Phil Mitchell, and the staff at Old Dogg have discovered a novel concept in the administration Old Dogg, which flies in the face of the conventional wisdom of how other administrators manage their social news sites. Old Dogg has abandoned the 'God Complex' that other sites operate under, in favor fair, balanced, and more open online discussion.

Old Dogg is based in the U.K. and is the brainchild of Top Dog, Phil Mitchell. Phil manages to stay involved in the Old Dogg community. He also makes regular submissions to Old Dogg, and is quite active in voting for the submissions of others. Phil has his finger on the pulse of the Old Dogg, and is responsive to user's requests and inquiries, while he still finds time to respond to the many messages that are sent to him from the members of the Old Dogg.

What I find quite refreshing about Old Dogg, and in Phil's excellent managerial style, is that Phil does not appear to adhere to any political agenda. He graciously allows for all viewpoints to be heard and Phil rarely bans anyone, at least for any article they submit. There has been a handful of bans that I have observed at Old Dogg, but such bans seem to be reserved for spammers. 


Unlike digg, Mixx, the now defunct Propeller and the dozens of other social news sites, Phil allows for Old Dogg to run off the leash on its own track, using a hands off managerial approach.  The other sites are overtly agenda driven. The other sites allow those who's political agenda that matches their own, to control the content, while at the same time shutting down the opposition, and in denying a voice to differing viewpoints. But, not at Old Dogg. If it's newsworthy, those commenting regardless of their ideological stripes, are left alone, providing that they are observant of the rules and decorum at Old Dogg. 


Old Dogg doesn't claim to operate under some suspect and bogus 'patented' algorithm, which purportedly pushes the popular stories to the front page. Old Dogg allows its user base, through simple voting, or unvoting, to determine which stories become popular, and which stories make the front page.


In some ways Old Dogg is still still a puppy, and is still young, being only paper trained. But, when Phil completes Old Dogg's training through his endless sessions of add-ons, tweaks and adjustments, there soon will emerge a more robust, confident and noble Old Dogg, that will go the distance in providing hours of enjoyment and companionship to its many fans throughout the world. If you seek a quality social news site, Old Dogg is the one. Try visiting old Dogg and see for yourself. And why you're there, it wouldn't hurt to click on a banner, or two, to help support Old Dogg. Old Dogg can be found here.


For its welcoming atmosphere, hands on administration, and lack of political agenda I give Old Dogg four paws running!  


There's a new player in the world of social news sites, which arose from the ashes, and carnage left behind from when digg rolled out its new, sucky, 4.0 user interface this past summer. This little upstart of a social news site was founded as an alternative to digg, when digg failed to respond to complaints from digg's user base about some unpopular changes. Old Dogg keeps the easy and familiar user interface that the Old Dogg's membership has grown to appreciate in its simplicity.



Old Dogg is large when it comes to accommodating its fast growing user base by way of respecting all user viewpoints and submissions in an evenhanded fashion. At the same time, Old Dogg wields the ban stick lightly and only on rare occasions has had to brandish it. Unlike the big social new sites, the administration of Old Dogg does not impose its political agenda on Old Dogg members. Nor, does the administration penalize those with differing  political ideas by banning them. The Old Dogg administrators  simply  endeavor to run Old Dogg neutrally. Old Dogg does not allow a certain political group to run Old Dogg, like these groups attempt to control and run the other sites. How refreshing!


Phil Mitchell, and the staff at Old Dogg have discovered a novel concept in the administration Old Dogg, which flies in the face of the conventional wisdom of how other administrators manage their social news sites. Old Dogg has abandoned the 'God Complex' that other sites operate under, in favor fair, balanced, and more open online discussion.

Old Dogg is based in the U.K. and is the brainchild of Top Dog, Phil Mitchell. Phil manages to stay involved in the Old Dogg community. He also makes regular submissions to Old Dogg, and is quite active in voting for the submissions of others. Phil has his finger on the pulse of the Old Dogg, and is responsive to user's requests and inquiries, while he still finds time to respond to the many messages that are sent to him from the members of the Old Dogg.

What I find quite refreshing about Old Dogg, and in Phil's excellent managerial style, is that Phil does not appear to adhere to any political agenda. He graciously allows for all viewpoints to be heard and Phil rarely bans anyone, at least for any article they submit. There has been a handful of bans that I have observed at Old Dogg, but such bans seem to be reserved for spammers. 


Unlike digg, Mixx, the now defunct Propeller and the dozens of other social news sites, Phil allows for Old Dogg to run off the leash on its own track, using a hands off managerial approach.  The other sites are overtly agenda driven. The other sites allow those who's political agenda that matches their own, to control the content, while at the same time shutting down the opposition, and in denying a voice to differing viewpoints. But, not at Old Dogg. If it's newsworthy, those commenting regardless of their ideological stripes, are left alone, providing that they are observant of the rules and decorum at Old Dogg. 


Old Dogg doesn't claim to operate under some suspect and bogus 'patented' algorithm, which purportedly pushes the popular stories to the front page. Old Dogg allows its user base, through simple voting, or unvoting, to determine which stories become popular, and which stories make the front page.


In some ways Old Dogg is still still a puppy, and is still young, being only paper trained. But, when Phil completes Old Dogg's training through his endless sessions of add-ons, tweaks and adjustments, there soon will emerge a more robust, confident and noble Old Dogg, that will go the distance in providing hours of enjoyment and companionship to its many fans throughout the world. If you seek a quality social news site, Old Dogg is the one. Try visiting old Dogg and see for yourself. And why you're there, it wouldn't hurt to click on a banner, or two, to help support Old Dogg. Old Dogg can be found here.


For its welcoming atmosphere, hands on administration, and lack of political agenda I give Old Dogg four paws running!  


Build the danged Canadian fence



The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The recent actions of the Tea Party are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray, and to agree with Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.

"I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Rupert Cummerbatch, whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Cummerbatch erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through and Rush annoyed the cows so much that they wouldn't give any milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons and drive them across the border where they are simply left to fend for themselves." A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a single bottle of imported drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley Cabernet, though."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumours have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching half a dozen young vegans in powdered wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the '50s. "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age." an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and are renting all the Michael Moore movies. "I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them." an Ottawa resident said. "How many art-history majors does one country need?"

Author unknown


The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The recent actions of the Tea Party are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray, and to agree with Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.

"I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Rupert Cummerbatch, whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Cummerbatch erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through and Rush annoyed the cows so much that they wouldn't give any milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons and drive them across the border where they are simply left to fend for themselves." A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a single bottle of imported drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley Cabernet, though."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumours have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching half a dozen young vegans in powdered wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the '50s. "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age." an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and are renting all the Michael Moore movies. "I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them." an Ottawa resident said. "How many art-history majors does one country need?"

Author unknown

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Alan Grayson Defeat Party

My pick for image of the night.



I was listening to Glenn Beck's Insider Extreme coverage of the election and Glenn and the gang started talking about this picture taken tonight. It's Alan Grayson's concession speech. It's pretty comical as is, but it reminded me of something. So I went to work.

My pick for image of the night.



I was listening to Glenn Beck's Insider Extreme coverage of the election and Glenn and the gang started talking about this picture taken tonight. It's Alan Grayson's concession speech. It's pretty comical as is, but it reminded me of something. So I went to work.

The Tea Is Served

Today we dump the Kool Aid. We begin to rid our blood of the toxin known as progressivism – an addiction to other people’s money, an infection that doesn’t discriminate by party name and its side effects are corruption, class warfare, political correctness, judicial activism and revisionist history. Today we start rehab. Today the TEA IS SERVED! For those elected to the table don’t you dare forget who fills your cup. - Badger Benson

Monday, November 1, 2010

Obama's Halloween Costumes

Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend! Let's end the horror show tomorrow, get out and vote!

Over at the Badger Den we put together some of the costumes Obama tried on for yesterday's White House trick or treaters.


It's all cool with Obama Fonz in charge!


What's this?! It's Obama Claus and he's stuffing someone's stocking with your money!


Well now it's settled. Real walking proof!

Rumor is that he actually dressed up as a president yesterday! More at BadgerBenson.com
Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend! Let's end the horror show tomorrow, get out and vote!

Over at the Badger Den we put together some of the costumes Obama tried on for yesterday's White House trick or treaters.


It's all cool with Obama Fonz in charge!


What's this?! It's Obama Claus and he's stuffing someone's stocking with your money!


Well now it's settled. Real walking proof!

Rumor is that he actually dressed up as a president yesterday! More at BadgerBenson.com

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The real rally in DC this weekend

Now that the goof troop is off the stage I wanted to make sure everyone knew about the real rally going on this weekend in DC. As you know John Stewart and Stephen Colbert had their "thing" going on today at the National Mall. I tried to watch parts of it. What an embarrassment. And I emphasize the "ASSment" that took place at the event. Complete non-sense and joke.

But enough about them. The real rally taking place today was the Constitution Ride Across America. Daren Gardner, a small businessman from Virginia rolled into DC to end his his 48 state journey across the United States. Daren started riding his motorcycle across the country back in August. He stopped at 48 state capitols and presented ceremonial copies of the Constitution to elected officials. Those officials then signed a resolution to uphold the Constitution. This document is being presented in DC today. This guy...an ordinary citizen, got out of his seat and set about to do something to make a REAL difference in this country.

Find out more about Daren's ride here. The ride may be over, but the real journey has just begun! www.craa2010.com


How sad is that two jokers and their nitwit audience get more coverage than a real American doing something remarkable and noteworthy? Chances are you haven't heard about it until today.

What kind of a country are we? A bunch of jokesters that yuck it up in our capitol...or are we people that roll up our sleeves and actually do something?

God bless Daren Gardner and what he has done. A true inspiration!
Now that the goof troop is off the stage I wanted to make sure everyone knew about the real rally going on this weekend in DC. As you know John Stewart and Stephen Colbert had their "thing" going on today at the National Mall. I tried to watch parts of it. What an embarrassment. And I emphasize the "ASSment" that took place at the event. Complete non-sense and joke.

But enough about them. The real rally taking place today was the Constitution Ride Across America. Daren Gardner, a small businessman from Virginia rolled into DC to end his his 48 state journey across the United States. Daren started riding his motorcycle across the country back in August. He stopped at 48 state capitols and presented ceremonial copies of the Constitution to elected officials. Those officials then signed a resolution to uphold the Constitution. This document is being presented in DC today. This guy...an ordinary citizen, got out of his seat and set about to do something to make a REAL difference in this country.

Find out more about Daren's ride here. The ride may be over, but the real journey has just begun! www.craa2010.com


How sad is that two jokers and their nitwit audience get more coverage than a real American doing something remarkable and noteworthy? Chances are you haven't heard about it until today.

What kind of a country are we? A bunch of jokesters that yuck it up in our capitol...or are we people that roll up our sleeves and actually do something?

God bless Daren Gardner and what he has done. A true inspiration!

Nebraska Democratic Party challenges Tea Party

York, Nebraska

York is a small city in east-central Nebraska, about 40 miles west of Lincoln. It's your common midwest community. It's Tea Party country! Nebraska is pretty conservative state. We're also a smaller state in population. So over the past two years there hasn't been much challenge or hate towards the Tea Party movement here, at least not the extent that we see elsewhere. That changed this week.

The York County Tea Party scheduled at event at the York County Courthouse for Thursday, October 28th. The rally featured candidates and speakers, nothing out of the norm. The York County Tea Party has gone to great lengths to stress their non-partisan nature and any candidate from any party was welcome to attend or speak at the event. They don't even endorse candidates. Their web site even explains the nature of the group. http://www.yorkteaparty.com/ I'd think most reasonable people would have no problem with such an event taking place. YCTP even had the necessary permits.



However, the Nebraska Democratic Party would have none of it. On October 27th Jeremy Jensen of the YCTP was served notice of the following complaint.



Followed by this notice from the York County Attorney.



Is the Nebraska Democratic Party correct? At first glance it might appear so. Afterall the courthouse is a public place, and a polling place.

Not so fast. The NDP left out an important detail. The timeframe of the event. The York County Courthouse closes at 5 PM. The rally was scheduled for 6 PM.

Jensen and other York County Tea Party leaders quickly jumped into action. They called several former leaders at the state level with legal experience for their opinions. Jensen's understanding of the law is, "To prevent people from campaigning close to a polling place, while the polls are open." The legal minds he contacted agreed.

Brad Stevens of Americans for Prosperity in Lincoln also agreed. AFP helped organize the event. Stevens provided the following statement as a disclaimer for the group's event. "The York County Tea Party is not an actual registered political party, and does not desire to be. We are a group of bi-partisan citizens who are concerned with making good public policy at the local, state and national level. We are not here to support any political party, or any candidate. We are here to talk about the important issues facing our state and nation and how we can get involved to promote limited government and free-market enterprise. Let me reiterate, we are about issues, not candidates, and would appreciate your help. Please do not bring campaign stickers, yard signs or banners to this event."

Finally late in the afternoon Jensen recieved the call the group had been waiting for. Neil Ericson, Deputy Secretary of State, confirmed that the time of the event did matter. He was not notified of the rally start time and had assumed that it was taking place during the day. (Interesting how NDP left that information out of their complaint.) Thus, Ericson determined that the event was not in violation of any law, and further more stated that even if campaigning was part of the program the event would still be legal.

Shortly after County Attorney William Sutter issued the following to the YCTP and the NDP.



The event took place on Thursday without any problems. TV out of Lincoln covered the event. Even the New York Times ran a story. Pictures from the rally can be found on the YCTP web site. Here's some good footage from the event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u5uj_hUfsY

But....that's not the end of this story! According to the story run by Channel 10/11 out of Lincoln, the NDP plans to pursue action towards the York County Tea Party. http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/106333289.html?storySection=story

We'll keep you posted...
York, Nebraska

York is a small city in east-central Nebraska, about 40 miles west of Lincoln. It's your common midwest community. It's Tea Party country! Nebraska is pretty conservative state. We're also a smaller state in population. So over the past two years there hasn't been much challenge or hate towards the Tea Party movement here, at least not the extent that we see elsewhere. That changed this week.

The York County Tea Party scheduled at event at the York County Courthouse for Thursday, October 28th. The rally featured candidates and speakers, nothing out of the norm. The York County Tea Party has gone to great lengths to stress their non-partisan nature and any candidate from any party was welcome to attend or speak at the event. They don't even endorse candidates. Their web site even explains the nature of the group. http://www.yorkteaparty.com/ I'd think most reasonable people would have no problem with such an event taking place. YCTP even had the necessary permits.



However, the Nebraska Democratic Party would have none of it. On October 27th Jeremy Jensen of the YCTP was served notice of the following complaint.



Followed by this notice from the York County Attorney.



Is the Nebraska Democratic Party correct? At first glance it might appear so. Afterall the courthouse is a public place, and a polling place.

Not so fast. The NDP left out an important detail. The timeframe of the event. The York County Courthouse closes at 5 PM. The rally was scheduled for 6 PM.

Jensen and other York County Tea Party leaders quickly jumped into action. They called several former leaders at the state level with legal experience for their opinions. Jensen's understanding of the law is, "To prevent people from campaigning close to a polling place, while the polls are open." The legal minds he contacted agreed.

Brad Stevens of Americans for Prosperity in Lincoln also agreed. AFP helped organize the event. Stevens provided the following statement as a disclaimer for the group's event. "The York County Tea Party is not an actual registered political party, and does not desire to be. We are a group of bi-partisan citizens who are concerned with making good public policy at the local, state and national level. We are not here to support any political party, or any candidate. We are here to talk about the important issues facing our state and nation and how we can get involved to promote limited government and free-market enterprise. Let me reiterate, we are about issues, not candidates, and would appreciate your help. Please do not bring campaign stickers, yard signs or banners to this event."

Finally late in the afternoon Jensen recieved the call the group had been waiting for. Neil Ericson, Deputy Secretary of State, confirmed that the time of the event did matter. He was not notified of the rally start time and had assumed that it was taking place during the day. (Interesting how NDP left that information out of their complaint.) Thus, Ericson determined that the event was not in violation of any law, and further more stated that even if campaigning was part of the program the event would still be legal.

Shortly after County Attorney William Sutter issued the following to the YCTP and the NDP.



The event took place on Thursday without any problems. TV out of Lincoln covered the event. Even the New York Times ran a story. Pictures from the rally can be found on the YCTP web site. Here's some good footage from the event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u5uj_hUfsY

But....that's not the end of this story! According to the story run by Channel 10/11 out of Lincoln, the NDP plans to pursue action towards the York County Tea Party. http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/106333289.html?storySection=story

We'll keep you posted...

Monday, October 18, 2010

'Twas the night before elections

'Twas the night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!

I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw Obama and his boys

They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!

He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink

He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart!

'On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi'
He screamed at the pairs!

They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn't stand up and fight!

So I leave you to think
On this one final note-
IF YOU DONT WANT SOCIALISM
GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!
'Twas the night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!

I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw Obama and his boys

They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!

He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink

He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart!

'On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi'
He screamed at the pairs!

They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn't stand up and fight!

So I leave you to think
On this one final note-
IF YOU DONT WANT SOCIALISM
GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Fought For You

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Burning Crayons?

I've kept myself out of the news loop the past week. I keep hearing talk about some preacher in Florida wanting to burn crayons tomorrow.

What did Crayola ever do to him? Also what business is it of anyone else if he does burn crayons? Especially if the crayons are non-toxic...should be some colorful smoke. I do feel for the kids that want some crayons but might not get them because this guy burns a few boxes. It is back to school time you know, so in that regard it's very insensitive.

But still here in America we've allowed burning of all sorts of things - bras, books, flags...athletes foot.

In short...the whole thing is just childish.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Gentle Reminder of Things to Remember on 9/11

As you wander through
your daily life, don't
forget the important things
that really matter...


Don't forget that Sean Penn, Angelina Jolie,
and Paris Hilton are worthy of our undivided,
national attention as the newsmakers, but
concern about the subversion of our liberties
and the American Constitution is racist and
fear mongering.

Don't forget the important stuff.

Important things... Things like,
Lindsay Lohan, and how she
is innocent, misunderstood, and
was treated very badly by our
court system.

Important things. Things like, how
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are
true patriots, who love their country.


The very important things.
Things that matter, like the
Chinese are our friends and
Most Favored Nation Trading
Partner.

Try to Remember that the
United Nations has the interests
of the United States in mind when
soliciting the Congress for more
money. Very important!
Something we ought not to
forget!

Remember that 'Cap and Trade'
is innocent, a great strategy which
will solve the 'Climate Change'
problem (or, whatever it's called
this week) while stimulating our
struggling economy. This is extremely
important to remember!


Remember that we are a
global village now, and that
the U.S.A. has no enemies.
North Korea, Iran, Russia,
China, the Palestinians, and
Hamas offer up support and
good will towards America!

This MUST me remembered!


Move through your life with
no worries. Focus on yourself.
All is well and things are moving
along just fine! Remember this!


While you're focusing on
yourself, try to remember...

Like... Remember the Iraq war?
It was supposed to be a war about oil.
The war is over now. We're in an oil
 glut. Combat has 'officially' ended.
Our president says hostilities have ended,
too! Our soldiers are now safe!

Terrorists are are no
longer terrorists. They're
millitants, insurgents and
freedom fighters. Terrorism
does not exist, we are not
vulnerable to attacks, and
the White House says the
Mexican border is secure
and tight as a drum! Worth
remembering!


Here's something that needs
remembering. Forget all that
other rubbish and remember
the really vital and important
stuff.

For now on, while
you're remembering,
focusing, moving through
life, and trying not to forget;
try to remember that 9/11
happened. We as a
nation have become
complacent all over again,
and it's not "if" it will happen
again... But, "when" it will
happen again; that America
suffers another, perhaps more
devastating attack than
we felt on 9/11.

Remember this....

Support our troops, support
the President by praying that
his eyes are opened, and that
the damage he is doing to our
nation can be undone, when he
and the progressives are thrown
all out of office in 2010, and
2012.



Above all, get out and vote the
next two election cycles. Be
vocal to your representatives,
demanding that they do all they
can do to stop our enemies, both
foreign and domestic. Demand
that they place America first,
above all other nations.

Remember 9/11. Never Forget.
Never become complacent.



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website.
As you wander through
your daily life, don't
forget the important things
that really matter...


Don't forget that Sean Penn, Angelina Jolie,
and Paris Hilton are worthy of our undivided,
national attention as the newsmakers, but
concern about the subversion of our liberties
and the American Constitution is racist and
fear mongering.

Don't forget the important stuff.

Important things... Things like,
Lindsay Lohan, and how she
is innocent, misunderstood, and
was treated very badly by our
court system.

Important things. Things like, how
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are
true patriots, who love their country.


The very important things.
Things that matter, like the
Chinese are our friends and
Most Favored Nation Trading
Partner.

Try to Remember that the
United Nations has the interests
of the United States in mind when
soliciting the Congress for more
money. Very important!
Something we ought not to
forget!

Remember that 'Cap and Trade'
is innocent, a great strategy which
will solve the 'Climate Change'
problem (or, whatever it's called
this week) while stimulating our
struggling economy. This is extremely
important to remember!


Remember that we are a
global village now, and that
the U.S.A. has no enemies.
North Korea, Iran, Russia,
China, the Palestinians, and
Hamas offer up support and
good will towards America!

This MUST me remembered!


Move through your life with
no worries. Focus on yourself.
All is well and things are moving
along just fine! Remember this!


While you're focusing on
yourself, try to remember...

Like... Remember the Iraq war?
It was supposed to be a war about oil.
The war is over now. We're in an oil
 glut. Combat has 'officially' ended.
Our president says hostilities have ended,
too! Our soldiers are now safe!

Terrorists are are no
longer terrorists. They're
millitants, insurgents and
freedom fighters. Terrorism
does not exist, we are not
vulnerable to attacks, and
the White House says the
Mexican border is secure
and tight as a drum! Worth
remembering!


Here's something that needs
remembering. Forget all that
other rubbish and remember
the really vital and important
stuff.

For now on, while
you're remembering,
focusing, moving through
life, and trying not to forget;
try to remember that 9/11
happened. We as a
nation have become
complacent all over again,
and it's not "if" it will happen
again... But, "when" it will
happen again; that America
suffers another, perhaps more
devastating attack than
we felt on 9/11.

Remember this....

Support our troops, support
the President by praying that
his eyes are opened, and that
the damage he is doing to our
nation can be undone, when he
and the progressives are thrown
all out of office in 2010, and
2012.



Above all, get out and vote the
next two election cycles. Be
vocal to your representatives,
demanding that they do all they
can do to stop our enemies, both
foreign and domestic. Demand
that they place America first,
above all other nations.

Remember 9/11. Never Forget.
Never become complacent.



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website.

The Burning Question This September 11th

Bring thousands of people together in a rally, and it gets ignored because it wasn't millions. But bring together 50 people to send a symbolic message by ceremoniously (or unceremoniously, as the case may be) burning the Quran (Koran, pick a spelling), and the administration and media hone in on it with laser-like focus.



This September 11th, the Dove World Outreach Center -- consisting of Pastor Terry Jones and a congregation of 49 others -- has announced their plan to protest radical Islam by burning the Koran (Quran. Whatever.) And even before the first match has been lit, the reaction has been incendiary. General David Petraeus has warned that the action could endanger our troops. David Axelrod is concerned about the security threat it could provoke. Eric Holder has called the plan "idiotic and dangerous." Hillary Clinton has called it "disrespectful" and "disgraceful." Even Angelina Jolie has weighed in with her regrets, so you know this has to be major news!


Let me be perfectly clear where I stand on this: I think burning books -- any book (or record, or film) -- is just plain stupid and creepy. It doesn't accomplish anything positive, and generally spreads the message contained in the book wider than before. If anything, radical muslims might want to consider thanking the Dove church a few years down the road for helping spread the message of Islam through their actions.


On the other hand, it is just a book. It is pages, pulped from trees, with ink splashed on it. And yes, that goes for the Holy Bible as well. They're published texts. They can (and will) make more. And as I must assume that the congregation of the Dove church went out and bought these Korans (as opposed to going door to door, taking them by force, and clearing the local library shelves in a mob frenzy), I'm sure the publisher's thank them for their contributions, and would gladly sell them twice as many should they wish their next Koran burning to be a larger event next time.


But could I burn a Koran? Sure, it's the sacrosanct text of some idiots who crash planes, set off bombs, and ambush our soldiers. But it's also the holy book of my friend Saidul, and Ramesch, and Saritha. It's the holy book of muslim soldiers serving in the American military. How could I burn a Koran with the caveat, "But it's just meant against those people, not you." That would be like organizing a Bible burning to protest the terrorist activities of the Westboro Baptist Church.



So it's stupid -- but it's also small and inconsequential. At least, it was, until this Gainesville gathering began to be addressed by our own government. Then it became notorious, dangerous, and a threat to national security. Not that I recall any organized Koran burnings prior to the collapse of the World Trade Center, or the crash outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, or the assault on the Pentagon. I don't think a Koran even got charred before the attack on the USS Cole.


And I'm not sure I've heard any of the aforementioned administration officials (and celebrity) speak out anytime in the past when someone's burned the US flag (except to remind everyone that it's an expression of free speech).


When the government puts all their attention -- or, rather, all our attention -- on something so undeserving of attention at all, I have to wonder: what should we be focused on? What are we being distracted from? Follow the agendas, keep your eyes on the real problems, and don't buy into the hype generated by a roomful of malcontents who, were it not for the government and the media, would have gone largely unnoticed.

Bring thousands of people together in a rally, and it gets ignored because it wasn't millions. But bring together 50 people to send a symbolic message by ceremoniously (or unceremoniously, as the case may be) burning the Quran (Koran, pick a spelling), and the administration and media hone in on it with laser-like focus.



This September 11th, the Dove World Outreach Center -- consisting of Pastor Terry Jones and a congregation of 49 others -- has announced their plan to protest radical Islam by burning the Koran (Quran. Whatever.) And even before the first match has been lit, the reaction has been incendiary. General David Petraeus has warned that the action could endanger our troops. David Axelrod is concerned about the security threat it could provoke. Eric Holder has called the plan "idiotic and dangerous." Hillary Clinton has called it "disrespectful" and "disgraceful." Even Angelina Jolie has weighed in with her regrets, so you know this has to be major news!


Let me be perfectly clear where I stand on this: I think burning books -- any book (or record, or film) -- is just plain stupid and creepy. It doesn't accomplish anything positive, and generally spreads the message contained in the book wider than before. If anything, radical muslims might want to consider thanking the Dove church a few years down the road for helping spread the message of Islam through their actions.


On the other hand, it is just a book. It is pages, pulped from trees, with ink splashed on it. And yes, that goes for the Holy Bible as well. They're published texts. They can (and will) make more. And as I must assume that the congregation of the Dove church went out and bought these Korans (as opposed to going door to door, taking them by force, and clearing the local library shelves in a mob frenzy), I'm sure the publisher's thank them for their contributions, and would gladly sell them twice as many should they wish their next Koran burning to be a larger event next time.


But could I burn a Koran? Sure, it's the sacrosanct text of some idiots who crash planes, set off bombs, and ambush our soldiers. But it's also the holy book of my friend Saidul, and Ramesch, and Saritha. It's the holy book of muslim soldiers serving in the American military. How could I burn a Koran with the caveat, "But it's just meant against those people, not you." That would be like organizing a Bible burning to protest the terrorist activities of the Westboro Baptist Church.



So it's stupid -- but it's also small and inconsequential. At least, it was, until this Gainesville gathering began to be addressed by our own government. Then it became notorious, dangerous, and a threat to national security. Not that I recall any organized Koran burnings prior to the collapse of the World Trade Center, or the crash outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, or the assault on the Pentagon. I don't think a Koran even got charred before the attack on the USS Cole.


And I'm not sure I've heard any of the aforementioned administration officials (and celebrity) speak out anytime in the past when someone's burned the US flag (except to remind everyone that it's an expression of free speech).


When the government puts all their attention -- or, rather, all our attention -- on something so undeserving of attention at all, I have to wonder: what should we be focused on? What are we being distracted from? Follow the agendas, keep your eyes on the real problems, and don't buy into the hype generated by a roomful of malcontents who, were it not for the government and the media, would have gone largely unnoticed.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Letter to Nancy Pelosi

Below is a letter written by Dennis Gutherie to Nancy Pelosi. 
Mr. Gutherie's credentials precede his letter:

Born St. Louis , Missouri , August 21, 1944
Bar Admissions:
North Carolina , 1969
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina , 1969
U.S. Tax Court
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Education: Woodford College , 1966 A.B.
Mercer University , 1969 J.D.
Phi Alpha Delta
Vice-Justice, District XIV, 1968 - 1969
Professional Associations and Memberships:
North Carolina and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on:

Administrative Law; General Practice; Litigation)

26th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bar
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
American Association of Justice
North Carolina
Trial Lawyers Association
Captain, U.S. Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam
National Defense Medal, 1969
Republic of Viet Nam Service Medal, 1970
Bronze Star Medals (2), 1971
Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County , 1971 - 1974
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Board of Trustees Providence United Methodist Church
Board of Directors, Alexander Children's Home
Board of Directors, Charlotte Culinary Institute
Wofford Alumni Executive Council
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America of Mecklenburg County
Board of Directors
, Girl Scout Council
Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association
Life Member, Girl Scouts of America


Dear Ms. Pelosi:
I write to you out of utter disdain! You are as despicable and un-American as the traitor Jane Fonda.
I am a soon to be 65 year-old who has voted in every state and local election since 1966. I have voted for both Republicans and Democrats alike. I have worked on campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats, white and black. I served the country that I love in Vietnam, as my son did in the Middle East. I was awarded two bronze stars. I have been involved in politics since age 6 when my father was campaign manager for a truly great American Congressman, Charles Raper Jonas, who worked for his constituents and his country, and was to be admired, unlike you.

You obviously haven’t read the Constitution recently, if ever, the Federalist Papers, or even David McCullough’s book on John Adams. You ought to take the time while riding around in your government provided luxury executive jet to do just that. You represent Socialistic and even Marxist principals that our founding fathers tried to avoid when setting out the capitalistic republican form of government represented by our Constitution.

I find it interesting that you and your husband are multi-millionaires with much of your fortune being made as a result of your “public service”. You have controlled legislation that has enhanced your husband’s investments both on and off shore. At the same time you redistributed the wealth of others. Our system of a free market economy is being destroyed by the likes of you, Harry Reid, and now our President. You ride around in a Gulfstream airplane at the tax payer’s expense while criticizing the presidents of companies who produced something for the economy. You add nothing to the economy of the United States; you only subtract therefrom.

I would like to suggest that you return to the city of fruitcakes and nuts and eat your husband’s canned tuna and pineapple produced by illegal immigrants and by workers who have been excluded from the protection that 90% of the legal workers in the United States have.
I await your defeat in the next election with glee.

Don’t ever use the term “un-American” again for protesters who love this country and are exercising their rights upon which this country was founded. By the way, while I served in the Army, I was spit on by the same type of lunatics who support you and who you probably supported in the 60’s and 70’s. You are an embarrassment to all of us who served so that you would have the protected right of free speech to call us un-American. But at the same time, I have the right to write you to notify you that I consider you to be un-American, as do the majority of the people of this formerly great country. You are a true disgrace to most of the people who served this country by offering themselves for public service in the United States Congress.

I feel certain your aides will not share this letter with you, but I intend to share it with many.
Sincerely,


Dennis L. Guthrie

Verified By Snopes - http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/guthrie.asp
Below is a letter written by Dennis Gutherie to Nancy Pelosi. 
Mr. Gutherie's credentials precede his letter:

Born St. Louis , Missouri , August 21, 1944
Bar Admissions:
North Carolina , 1969
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina , 1969
U.S. Tax Court
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Education: Woodford College , 1966 A.B.
Mercer University , 1969 J.D.
Phi Alpha Delta
Vice-Justice, District XIV, 1968 - 1969
Professional Associations and Memberships:
North Carolina and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on:

Administrative Law; General Practice; Litigation)

26th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bar
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
American Association of Justice
North Carolina
Trial Lawyers Association
Captain, U.S. Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam
National Defense Medal, 1969
Republic of Viet Nam Service Medal, 1970
Bronze Star Medals (2), 1971
Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County , 1971 - 1974
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Board of Trustees Providence United Methodist Church
Board of Directors, Alexander Children's Home
Board of Directors, Charlotte Culinary Institute
Wofford Alumni Executive Council
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America of Mecklenburg County
Board of Directors
, Girl Scout Council
Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association
Life Member, Girl Scouts of America


Dear Ms. Pelosi:
I write to you out of utter disdain! You are as despicable and un-American as the traitor Jane Fonda.
I am a soon to be 65 year-old who has voted in every state and local election since 1966. I have voted for both Republicans and Democrats alike. I have worked on campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats, white and black. I served the country that I love in Vietnam, as my son did in the Middle East. I was awarded two bronze stars. I have been involved in politics since age 6 when my father was campaign manager for a truly great American Congressman, Charles Raper Jonas, who worked for his constituents and his country, and was to be admired, unlike you.

You obviously haven’t read the Constitution recently, if ever, the Federalist Papers, or even David McCullough’s book on John Adams. You ought to take the time while riding around in your government provided luxury executive jet to do just that. You represent Socialistic and even Marxist principals that our founding fathers tried to avoid when setting out the capitalistic republican form of government represented by our Constitution.

I find it interesting that you and your husband are multi-millionaires with much of your fortune being made as a result of your “public service”. You have controlled legislation that has enhanced your husband’s investments both on and off shore. At the same time you redistributed the wealth of others. Our system of a free market economy is being destroyed by the likes of you, Harry Reid, and now our President. You ride around in a Gulfstream airplane at the tax payer’s expense while criticizing the presidents of companies who produced something for the economy. You add nothing to the economy of the United States; you only subtract therefrom.

I would like to suggest that you return to the city of fruitcakes and nuts and eat your husband’s canned tuna and pineapple produced by illegal immigrants and by workers who have been excluded from the protection that 90% of the legal workers in the United States have.
I await your defeat in the next election with glee.

Don’t ever use the term “un-American” again for protesters who love this country and are exercising their rights upon which this country was founded. By the way, while I served in the Army, I was spit on by the same type of lunatics who support you and who you probably supported in the 60’s and 70’s. You are an embarrassment to all of us who served so that you would have the protected right of free speech to call us un-American. But at the same time, I have the right to write you to notify you that I consider you to be un-American, as do the majority of the people of this formerly great country. You are a true disgrace to most of the people who served this country by offering themselves for public service in the United States Congress.

I feel certain your aides will not share this letter with you, but I intend to share it with many.
Sincerely,


Dennis L. Guthrie

Verified By Snopes - http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/guthrie.asp

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Jewish Prayer



  


A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who hadbeen going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.




So she went to check it out. She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.




She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview .




'Pardon me, sir, I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN. What's your name?




'Morris Fishbein,' he replied.




'Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?'




'For about 60 years.'




'60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?'




'I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims.' I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop. I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults, and to love their fellow man.'




'How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?'




'Like I'm talking to a f-----g' wall!


  


A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who hadbeen going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.




So she went to check it out. She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.




She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview .




'Pardon me, sir, I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN. What's your name?




'Morris Fishbein,' he replied.




'Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?'




'For about 60 years.'




'60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?'




'I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims.' I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop. I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults, and to love their fellow man.'




'How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?'




'Like I'm talking to a f-----g' wall!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

James Jay Lee-Crazy Leftist Envirowacko or RWNJ?

The story of the day has been the hostage taking and subsequent police shooting death of James Jay Lee after a several hour stand off at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland.

43 year old Lee wrote on his website what he called his ‘demands’ for the cable giant Discovery Channel of what he called, “The Idea to Save the Planet.” (Google's cache only).

His MySpace page, which at the time of this writing is still accessible, links to his Demands page and shows a terribly troubled soul.

Here's Lee's demands as they appeared from the Google cache page:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:
1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's My Ishmael pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS

2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR

4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down This is your obligation. If you think it isn't, then get hell off the planet Breathe Oil It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs )

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don't build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet

7. Develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race. Talk about Evolution. Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people's brains until they get it

8. Saving the Planet means saving what's left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies You're the media, you can reach enough people. It's your resposibility because you reach so many minds

9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy. Find solutions for their disasterous Ponzi-Casino economy before they take the world to another nuclear war.

10. Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC. Stop Future Weapons shows or replace the dialogue condemning the people behind these developments so that the shows become exposes rather than advertisements of Arms sales and development

11. You're also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human's lifespan THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES All human procreation and farming must cease

It is the responsiblity of everyone to preserve the planet they live on by not breeding any more children who will continue their filthy practices. Children represent FUTURE catastrophic pollution whereas their parents are current pollution. NO MORE BABIES Population growth is a real crisis. Even one child born in the US will use 30 to a thousand times more resources than a Third World child. It's like a couple are having 30 babies even though it's just one If the US goes in this direction maybe other countries will too
Also, war must be halted. Not because it's morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU

The world needs TV shows that DEVELOP solutions to the problems that humans are causing, not stupify the people into destroying the world. Not encouraging them to breed more environmentally harmful humans.

Saving the environment and the remaning species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.

The humans? The planet does not need humans.

You MUST KNOW the human population is behind all the pollution and problems in the world, and YET you encourage the exact opposite instead of discouraging human growth and procreation. Surely you MUST ALREADY KNOW this

I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it.

These are the demands and sayings of Lee.


Of course the George Soros funded leftist site Think Progress was quick to try and paint Lee a rightwing nut job (RWNJ) in their hit piece Purported Eco-Terrorist Angered Over 'Immigration Pollution And Anchor Baby Filth' and one must wonder where those who write and read this trash were educated, UC Berkley? The comments are almost as sad as the hit piece itself.

From his own admissions Lee was an Malthus-Darwin Evolutionist ("...forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation"), against all human population Earth Firster ("The planet does not need humans"), anti-trade and anti-economy Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming Environmentalist ("Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy"), anti-war ("All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease"), anti-religion and anti-culture ("Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed") and all around Obama voting liberal.

No matter how hard you try libby's you can't for a even a second paint this leftist envirowacko as anything other then what and who he really was, one of your Hero's!
The story of the day has been the hostage taking and subsequent police shooting death of James Jay Lee after a several hour stand off at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland.

43 year old Lee wrote on his website what he called his ‘demands’ for the cable giant Discovery Channel of what he called, “The Idea to Save the Planet.” (Google's cache only).

His MySpace page, which at the time of this writing is still accessible, links to his Demands page and shows a terribly troubled soul.

Here's Lee's demands as they appeared from the Google cache page:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:
1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's My Ishmael pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS

2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR

4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down This is your obligation. If you think it isn't, then get hell off the planet Breathe Oil It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs )

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don't build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet

7. Develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race. Talk about Evolution. Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people's brains until they get it

8. Saving the Planet means saving what's left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies You're the media, you can reach enough people. It's your resposibility because you reach so many minds

9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy. Find solutions for their disasterous Ponzi-Casino economy before they take the world to another nuclear war.

10. Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC. Stop Future Weapons shows or replace the dialogue condemning the people behind these developments so that the shows become exposes rather than advertisements of Arms sales and development

11. You're also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human's lifespan THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES All human procreation and farming must cease

It is the responsiblity of everyone to preserve the planet they live on by not breeding any more children who will continue their filthy practices. Children represent FUTURE catastrophic pollution whereas their parents are current pollution. NO MORE BABIES Population growth is a real crisis. Even one child born in the US will use 30 to a thousand times more resources than a Third World child. It's like a couple are having 30 babies even though it's just one If the US goes in this direction maybe other countries will too
Also, war must be halted. Not because it's morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU

The world needs TV shows that DEVELOP solutions to the problems that humans are causing, not stupify the people into destroying the world. Not encouraging them to breed more environmentally harmful humans.

Saving the environment and the remaning species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.

The humans? The planet does not need humans.

You MUST KNOW the human population is behind all the pollution and problems in the world, and YET you encourage the exact opposite instead of discouraging human growth and procreation. Surely you MUST ALREADY KNOW this

I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it.

These are the demands and sayings of Lee.


Of course the George Soros funded leftist site Think Progress was quick to try and paint Lee a rightwing nut job (RWNJ) in their hit piece Purported Eco-Terrorist Angered Over 'Immigration Pollution And Anchor Baby Filth' and one must wonder where those who write and read this trash were educated, UC Berkley? The comments are almost as sad as the hit piece itself.

From his own admissions Lee was an Malthus-Darwin Evolutionist ("...forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation"), against all human population Earth Firster ("The planet does not need humans"), anti-trade and anti-economy Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming Environmentalist ("Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy"), anti-war ("All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease"), anti-religion and anti-culture ("Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed") and all around Obama voting liberal.

No matter how hard you try libby's you can't for a even a second paint this leftist envirowacko as anything other then what and who he really was, one of your Hero's!

A Letter to President Obama




Dear Mr. Obama: I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico , and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. 

We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.

4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English- speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U.S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I'll need income tax credits so that although I don't pay Mexican taxes, I'll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $4,500.00 to help me buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Thank you so much for your kind help.




Dear Mr. Obama: I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico , and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. 

We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.

4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English- speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U.S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I'll need income tax credits so that although I don't pay Mexican taxes, I'll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $4,500.00 to help me buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Thank you so much for your kind help.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Letter By Arizona Rancher Ed Ashhurst

According to the Arizona Daily Star, Ed Ashurst's 53,000 acre ranch lies to the east of the ranch of Bob Krentz, who was killed on his ranch on March 27, 2010.

July 28th, 2010

By Ed Ashurst

Apache Arizona

I believe story telling to be an art form, certainly verbal record is the oldest form of recording history and recognized by historians worldwide. There is an old adage among those who love to tell a good tale, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." And yet there are times when the truth is even more fantastic than exaggeration. What I write here is the truth, plain and simple.


I reside on, and manage a large cattle ranch in the far southeastern corner of Arizona. I've been here for 13 years and in that time frame have become far too familiar with the illegal trafficking in human beings, marijuana and other illicit drugs. Some have called it "the wetback culture" or "America's border problem". Lately it's been taking steroids.

The recent murder of Robert Krentz by an illegal alien has received massive amounts of publicity worldwide. I live on the ranch bordering the Krentz ranch to the east and north. I can see the Krentz home looking out of my front door approximately 10 miles away. The day after Rob's death I was involved in tracking the outlaw into Mexico. I saw the outlaw's footprints where he crossed the border fence. I mention this to say I feel that I'm qualified to speak about current border issues.

My home has been broken into twice. My son's home has been broken into also and between us we have had between twenty and thirty thousand dollars worth of stuff stolen from us including two ranch pick-ups, a four wheeler, 9 firearms (including a loaded AK 47) cash, jewelry all of our credit cards, driver's license, etc. A guest house here on the ranch has been broken into so many times we quit counting... many times we haven't even called the Sheriff's dept. The Cochise County Sheriff's dept has no less than fifteen reports on file where I've called for assistance dealing with an outlaw illegal alien.

Several months ago, not long after Rob Krentz's death, Fox news (channel 10 in Phoenix AZ) contacted me and expressed interest in coming down and doing a news story about me and the problems myself and other ranchers in this area have had in recent months with illegal outlaws. To prepare for my interview with Fox, I asked for assistance from six other neighboring ranchers and businessmen. All of these men are prominent men in the community, tax payers, business owners and individuals who have the best of reputations. Together we made a map of the area which covered from the southeastern corner of AZ going west about 20 miles to the silver creek area, and going north about 30 miles to the area around the towns of Portal, AZ and Rodeo, N.M. On this map we made marks recording violations to United States law committed by illegal aliens. We did not use government statistics (we wouldn't know how to get them) but recorded incidents that we knew had happened first hand, many of which we had witnessed. We tried to record only the incidents that have happened in the last several years.

The sum total of what we recorded is this:

The arrest or capture of 40 illegal in one bunch - 40 (we didn't bother with the countless smaller groups)

Loads of Marijuana found and captured - 213

Dangerous encounters with illegal aliens - 132 (assault, burglaries, forced entries, etc.)

Dead illegal aliens found by civilians - 16

High speed vehicle chases between dope haulers and law enforcement - 14

Illegal aliens spotted with firearms - 12

Fires started by illegal aliens - 9

Over 1000, 000 acres burned with the cost to taxpayers of $ 40,000,000. One fire near Portal AZ in June of 2010 cost $10,000,000. to fight (forest Service estimate)

Outlandish incidents - 4

Example: One bachelor in the Portal area was burglarized around 100 times. He finally took all his valuables and put them in a steel vault and welded the door shut. He then moved out of his house into a shed hoping the illegal aliens would leave him alone. They did not and he finally abandoned his property. Another outlandish event was when outlaws stole a brand new Caterpillar motor grader on the Geronimo Trail east of Douglas, AZ and drove south through the border fence never to be seen again. The grader belonged to Cochise County Hwy Dept.


Financial losses to private sector - $100,000,000.00 (losses in real estate value, personal property, etc., losses in wildlife habitat - immeasurable)

Last but certainly not least, the murder of Rob Krentz, which is right in the center of our map.

Let me put this in perspective. The area I'm talking about is an area that covers approximately 17 or 18 townships with only 20 miles being adjacent to the US - Mexico Boundary. Within this area, there is a population of perhaps 600 people, 90% of which reside in Rodeo, N.M. or Portal, AZ, 30 miles or so north of Mexico. No less than 80% of the people in this area have been burglarized or otherwise molested by illegal aliens. This area is about half as big as the Diamond A ranch or Babbitt ranch in northern AZ, both of which I've been employed on.

I'm sorry to report that this, in my opinion, is the small part of the story. The Mexican-American border has taken a dramatic change for the worse in the last several years. Those of us who live here see it first hand. As early as February of 1999 Sheriff Larry Dever warned me and others at a town hall meeting at the Apache School that the Sinaloa Cartel was moving into the Douglas-Agua Prieta area (Rob Krentz was at this meeting). The cities of Nuevo Laredo, Coahila, Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, and other border towns south of Texas have been controlled by outlaws for years. There is virtually no law enforcement in those places. The law is the law of the jungle. Until the last two years it seemed that Agua Prieta and Nogales were safer places but that has dramatically changed in recent months.

I am personally acquainted with 2 Mexican men, that I know to be honest and trustworthy, who have been involved first hand with Mexican outlaw terrorist acts. One witnessed first hand an execution of several people in broad daylight in Juarez. Several weeks later his daughter witnessed an assassination in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua no less than fifteen feet from where she stood. The other man is a legal Mexican green card holder (who was employed by the Krentz family for years) whose nephew was murdered by cartel members in Sonora. At night people in Douglas are hearing machine gun fire from Agua Prieta south of the border fence.

The Sinaloa Cartel is now putting a stranglehold on Agua Prieta. No more than 2 months ago 8 armed Mexicans were confronted by 2, U.S. Border Patrol agents north of the International Boundary in southeast Cochise County disguised as Federalizes. They were in fact cartel employees armed with assault rifles and automatic pistols. Mexican people that know tell me the situation in Agua Prieta has deteriorated dramatically in recent months. The good people are told to look the other way "or else." Volumes could be written about this subject alone, but I will move on.

You could ask, "So what does this have to do with us living north of the border fence?" Plenty! The situation on the border isn't just about a few workers walking north. It has everything to do with big business. Billions of dollars are being made trafficking humans, drugs, and contraband across the International Boundary. The Sinaloa Cartel, headed by Chapo Guzman and others, is reaping huge profits doing business along the border. The average coyote charges $1500 - $2500 to guide an illegal alien north to find work; usually abandoning them a short distance north of the line. A young man willing to pack dope north can make more than a construction worker or a teacher in the U.S. and only work a day or two a week.

This is not all south of the line. I could take you and show you businesses where checks and credit cards are not accepted and where very few customers walk through the door, yet the owners live in the largest mansions in town and drive very expensive cars. Could there be some money laundering going on? There are only two industries of any significance in Douglas, AZ: law enforcement (Douglas has one of the largest Border Patrol stations in America), and the illegal trafficking of drugs, people, etc. across the border. These two industries feed on each other, and the powers that be seem happy with the situation. Crooked politicians look good to the public when they clean up drunk driving and prostitution, until you find they own bars and whore houses south of the line. These things have happened!

But this, in my opinion, is only the beginning. Chapo Guzman who heads up the Sinaloa Cartel is a multibillionaire. This guy and others like him may be cruel and sinister people but they are also very smart businessmen. They are reaping profits off of the largest tax free unregulated business on the planet. They have so much cash they are befuddled what to do with it all. But they are going to figure it out.



There are rumors that Guzman is financing modern, state of the art feedlots and packing houses in Mexico with plans to overtake America as the Western hemisphere's leading beef producer. This is probably only a small part of his plans. Mexico is a nation rich in natural recourses. Petroleum is abundant and the corrupt Mexican government is in control of all of it. Pemex is the only gas station in town. Pemex, because of the incompetent Mexican government, is broke. Chapo Guzman is at war with the Mexican government and has dreams (not unrealistic) of controlling the entire nation. Think of all of Mexico's natural resources in the control of Chapo Guzman! He already has the most profitable business in the world - selling Marijuana to your next door neighbor. Think what he could do with a tax free unregulated strangle hold on a nation of poor people begging to work for practically nothing.

Do you think that Chapo Guzman and others like him haven't thought of all of this? Do you think that Guzman isn't laughing all the way to the bank as he watches the evening news and hears how the American Government proclaims that the situation on the border is under control? What is going on in northern Mexico is capitalism in its rawest form. They have an untaxed unregulated business making huge profits and they have no plans of closing up shop any time soon. We here in the U.S. are overtaxed, overregulated and being smothered by increasingly intrusive government that makes it hard to do business in a successful manner. You don't have to be rocket scientist to figure this one out.

This has nothing to do with being Republican or Democrat or Latino or White. It has everything to do with being right or wrong. I came from a long line of Democrats. My great uncle was a U.S. Senator for several decades. My grandfather was an attorney, and a Superior Court Judge. I have a 1939 copy of a Time Magazine with his picture when he ran as a Democrat for Congress. The only time in history the U.S deficit was paid off was by a Democrat - Andrew Jackson. John Kennedy announced nearly 50 years ago that America could put a man on the moon and in less than a decade we did it.

I am now a registered Republican, but I'm not a Democrat hater. But, how can the president of the "can do" nation of Andrew Jackson's and JFK's party say we can't seal the border? We conquered Adolph Hitler in World War II, but can't seal the border? We put a man on the moon but can't seal a leaking oil well in less than 90 days? While this is going on we tax and regulate American business with a vengeance that stifles the free market system that has made our country great. While Janet Napolitano announces the border is safer than ever, Chapo Guzman and others pack billions of American dollars south to invest in a tax free market with one of the largest cheap labor force on the planet at his disposal!

I challenge you to come to Douglas, AZ and drive east on the Geronimo Trail, or northeast on US Hwy 80 to places on the map like Chiracahua and Apache. Or go to Rodeo and Hatchita, NM. Go and search out the 5 biggest cattle ranches in the Apache, AZ area and ask them what they think. Go to Hidalgo County, N.M. and ask the ranchers and cowboys there what they are seeing and hearing. Ask the people who we do business with what they think of our opinions. I challenge you to ask the prominent people in this area, who work hard and pay taxes if they agree with Barack Obama or Ed Ashurst when it comes to what is really going on near the U.S.-Mexican border. Unlike Obama and others I don't have to be surrounded by sycophants to make a statement. I purposefully left out the names of those who helped me with my map and the data I collected when preparing for the Fox interview.


In closing I challenge you to look around to see if what I say is the truth. This isn't about a few Mexicans wandering around looking for a job. This is about American civilization going into a time of tremendous change - a building has foundations and walls, maybe the foundation of our country is still strong, I don't know, but the walls have certainly fallen down and the keepers of the house are out to lunch.

When you have time, we think you will want to read this. Everyone living in AZ (and elsewhere) should know what is happening near our borders and near our homes.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, Ed Ashurst's 53,000 acre ranch lies to the east of the ranch of Bob Krentz, who was killed on his ranch on March 27, 2010.

July 28th, 2010

By Ed Ashurst

Apache Arizona

I believe story telling to be an art form, certainly verbal record is the oldest form of recording history and recognized by historians worldwide. There is an old adage among those who love to tell a good tale, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." And yet there are times when the truth is even more fantastic than exaggeration. What I write here is the truth, plain and simple.


I reside on, and manage a large cattle ranch in the far southeastern corner of Arizona. I've been here for 13 years and in that time frame have become far too familiar with the illegal trafficking in human beings, marijuana and other illicit drugs. Some have called it "the wetback culture" or "America's border problem". Lately it's been taking steroids.

The recent murder of Robert Krentz by an illegal alien has received massive amounts of publicity worldwide. I live on the ranch bordering the Krentz ranch to the east and north. I can see the Krentz home looking out of my front door approximately 10 miles away. The day after Rob's death I was involved in tracking the outlaw into Mexico. I saw the outlaw's footprints where he crossed the border fence. I mention this to say I feel that I'm qualified to speak about current border issues.

My home has been broken into twice. My son's home has been broken into also and between us we have had between twenty and thirty thousand dollars worth of stuff stolen from us including two ranch pick-ups, a four wheeler, 9 firearms (including a loaded AK 47) cash, jewelry all of our credit cards, driver's license, etc. A guest house here on the ranch has been broken into so many times we quit counting... many times we haven't even called the Sheriff's dept. The Cochise County Sheriff's dept has no less than fifteen reports on file where I've called for assistance dealing with an outlaw illegal alien.

Several months ago, not long after Rob Krentz's death, Fox news (channel 10 in Phoenix AZ) contacted me and expressed interest in coming down and doing a news story about me and the problems myself and other ranchers in this area have had in recent months with illegal outlaws. To prepare for my interview with Fox, I asked for assistance from six other neighboring ranchers and businessmen. All of these men are prominent men in the community, tax payers, business owners and individuals who have the best of reputations. Together we made a map of the area which covered from the southeastern corner of AZ going west about 20 miles to the silver creek area, and going north about 30 miles to the area around the towns of Portal, AZ and Rodeo, N.M. On this map we made marks recording violations to United States law committed by illegal aliens. We did not use government statistics (we wouldn't know how to get them) but recorded incidents that we knew had happened first hand, many of which we had witnessed. We tried to record only the incidents that have happened in the last several years.

The sum total of what we recorded is this:

The arrest or capture of 40 illegal in one bunch - 40 (we didn't bother with the countless smaller groups)

Loads of Marijuana found and captured - 213

Dangerous encounters with illegal aliens - 132 (assault, burglaries, forced entries, etc.)

Dead illegal aliens found by civilians - 16

High speed vehicle chases between dope haulers and law enforcement - 14

Illegal aliens spotted with firearms - 12

Fires started by illegal aliens - 9

Over 1000, 000 acres burned with the cost to taxpayers of $ 40,000,000. One fire near Portal AZ in June of 2010 cost $10,000,000. to fight (forest Service estimate)

Outlandish incidents - 4

Example: One bachelor in the Portal area was burglarized around 100 times. He finally took all his valuables and put them in a steel vault and welded the door shut. He then moved out of his house into a shed hoping the illegal aliens would leave him alone. They did not and he finally abandoned his property. Another outlandish event was when outlaws stole a brand new Caterpillar motor grader on the Geronimo Trail east of Douglas, AZ and drove south through the border fence never to be seen again. The grader belonged to Cochise County Hwy Dept.


Financial losses to private sector - $100,000,000.00 (losses in real estate value, personal property, etc., losses in wildlife habitat - immeasurable)

Last but certainly not least, the murder of Rob Krentz, which is right in the center of our map.

Let me put this in perspective. The area I'm talking about is an area that covers approximately 17 or 18 townships with only 20 miles being adjacent to the US - Mexico Boundary. Within this area, there is a population of perhaps 600 people, 90% of which reside in Rodeo, N.M. or Portal, AZ, 30 miles or so north of Mexico. No less than 80% of the people in this area have been burglarized or otherwise molested by illegal aliens. This area is about half as big as the Diamond A ranch or Babbitt ranch in northern AZ, both of which I've been employed on.

I'm sorry to report that this, in my opinion, is the small part of the story. The Mexican-American border has taken a dramatic change for the worse in the last several years. Those of us who live here see it first hand. As early as February of 1999 Sheriff Larry Dever warned me and others at a town hall meeting at the Apache School that the Sinaloa Cartel was moving into the Douglas-Agua Prieta area (Rob Krentz was at this meeting). The cities of Nuevo Laredo, Coahila, Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, and other border towns south of Texas have been controlled by outlaws for years. There is virtually no law enforcement in those places. The law is the law of the jungle. Until the last two years it seemed that Agua Prieta and Nogales were safer places but that has dramatically changed in recent months.

I am personally acquainted with 2 Mexican men, that I know to be honest and trustworthy, who have been involved first hand with Mexican outlaw terrorist acts. One witnessed first hand an execution of several people in broad daylight in Juarez. Several weeks later his daughter witnessed an assassination in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua no less than fifteen feet from where she stood. The other man is a legal Mexican green card holder (who was employed by the Krentz family for years) whose nephew was murdered by cartel members in Sonora. At night people in Douglas are hearing machine gun fire from Agua Prieta south of the border fence.

The Sinaloa Cartel is now putting a stranglehold on Agua Prieta. No more than 2 months ago 8 armed Mexicans were confronted by 2, U.S. Border Patrol agents north of the International Boundary in southeast Cochise County disguised as Federalizes. They were in fact cartel employees armed with assault rifles and automatic pistols. Mexican people that know tell me the situation in Agua Prieta has deteriorated dramatically in recent months. The good people are told to look the other way "or else." Volumes could be written about this subject alone, but I will move on.

You could ask, "So what does this have to do with us living north of the border fence?" Plenty! The situation on the border isn't just about a few workers walking north. It has everything to do with big business. Billions of dollars are being made trafficking humans, drugs, and contraband across the International Boundary. The Sinaloa Cartel, headed by Chapo Guzman and others, is reaping huge profits doing business along the border. The average coyote charges $1500 - $2500 to guide an illegal alien north to find work; usually abandoning them a short distance north of the line. A young man willing to pack dope north can make more than a construction worker or a teacher in the U.S. and only work a day or two a week.

This is not all south of the line. I could take you and show you businesses where checks and credit cards are not accepted and where very few customers walk through the door, yet the owners live in the largest mansions in town and drive very expensive cars. Could there be some money laundering going on? There are only two industries of any significance in Douglas, AZ: law enforcement (Douglas has one of the largest Border Patrol stations in America), and the illegal trafficking of drugs, people, etc. across the border. These two industries feed on each other, and the powers that be seem happy with the situation. Crooked politicians look good to the public when they clean up drunk driving and prostitution, until you find they own bars and whore houses south of the line. These things have happened!

But this, in my opinion, is only the beginning. Chapo Guzman who heads up the Sinaloa Cartel is a multibillionaire. This guy and others like him may be cruel and sinister people but they are also very smart businessmen. They are reaping profits off of the largest tax free unregulated business on the planet. They have so much cash they are befuddled what to do with it all. But they are going to figure it out.



There are rumors that Guzman is financing modern, state of the art feedlots and packing houses in Mexico with plans to overtake America as the Western hemisphere's leading beef producer. This is probably only a small part of his plans. Mexico is a nation rich in natural recourses. Petroleum is abundant and the corrupt Mexican government is in control of all of it. Pemex is the only gas station in town. Pemex, because of the incompetent Mexican government, is broke. Chapo Guzman is at war with the Mexican government and has dreams (not unrealistic) of controlling the entire nation. Think of all of Mexico's natural resources in the control of Chapo Guzman! He already has the most profitable business in the world - selling Marijuana to your next door neighbor. Think what he could do with a tax free unregulated strangle hold on a nation of poor people begging to work for practically nothing.

Do you think that Chapo Guzman and others like him haven't thought of all of this? Do you think that Guzman isn't laughing all the way to the bank as he watches the evening news and hears how the American Government proclaims that the situation on the border is under control? What is going on in northern Mexico is capitalism in its rawest form. They have an untaxed unregulated business making huge profits and they have no plans of closing up shop any time soon. We here in the U.S. are overtaxed, overregulated and being smothered by increasingly intrusive government that makes it hard to do business in a successful manner. You don't have to be rocket scientist to figure this one out.

This has nothing to do with being Republican or Democrat or Latino or White. It has everything to do with being right or wrong. I came from a long line of Democrats. My great uncle was a U.S. Senator for several decades. My grandfather was an attorney, and a Superior Court Judge. I have a 1939 copy of a Time Magazine with his picture when he ran as a Democrat for Congress. The only time in history the U.S deficit was paid off was by a Democrat - Andrew Jackson. John Kennedy announced nearly 50 years ago that America could put a man on the moon and in less than a decade we did it.

I am now a registered Republican, but I'm not a Democrat hater. But, how can the president of the "can do" nation of Andrew Jackson's and JFK's party say we can't seal the border? We conquered Adolph Hitler in World War II, but can't seal the border? We put a man on the moon but can't seal a leaking oil well in less than 90 days? While this is going on we tax and regulate American business with a vengeance that stifles the free market system that has made our country great. While Janet Napolitano announces the border is safer than ever, Chapo Guzman and others pack billions of American dollars south to invest in a tax free market with one of the largest cheap labor force on the planet at his disposal!

I challenge you to come to Douglas, AZ and drive east on the Geronimo Trail, or northeast on US Hwy 80 to places on the map like Chiracahua and Apache. Or go to Rodeo and Hatchita, NM. Go and search out the 5 biggest cattle ranches in the Apache, AZ area and ask them what they think. Go to Hidalgo County, N.M. and ask the ranchers and cowboys there what they are seeing and hearing. Ask the people who we do business with what they think of our opinions. I challenge you to ask the prominent people in this area, who work hard and pay taxes if they agree with Barack Obama or Ed Ashurst when it comes to what is really going on near the U.S.-Mexican border. Unlike Obama and others I don't have to be surrounded by sycophants to make a statement. I purposefully left out the names of those who helped me with my map and the data I collected when preparing for the Fox interview.


In closing I challenge you to look around to see if what I say is the truth. This isn't about a few Mexicans wandering around looking for a job. This is about American civilization going into a time of tremendous change - a building has foundations and walls, maybe the foundation of our country is still strong, I don't know, but the walls have certainly fallen down and the keepers of the house are out to lunch.

When you have time, we think you will want to read this. Everyone living in AZ (and elsewhere) should know what is happening near our borders and near our homes.

Friday, August 27, 2010

On Playing Soldier and the Real Thing

When we were kids, my brother and I were crazy about playing war. We didn’t play cowboys and Indians though, we thought that was for sissies. We played army. We thought of ourselves as hardcore soldiers. Our favorite TV shows were Combat and Hogan’s Heroes. My brother and I had plastic army helmets, the toy rifles, the canteens, and we used branches and twigs for camouflage. Mom would get upset if we used her green eye shadow and black mascara to paint our faces in camouflage.

Any rock or dirt clod was well suited for us to be used as an imaginary hand grenade. If we ran out of grenades we would simply pick up a “Potato Masher” grenade that had been thrown at us by a Gerry, to throw it back, before it exploded. By pulling on a handful of long grass, we were able to pull it up by the roots. If done right, the grass came out of the earth with a dirt clod on the end. This served as the “Potato Masher” grenade, that when thrown back at the Gerry machine gun nest we were about to overrun.

The hills behind our home became our battlefield. One day we would walk out our back gate into the hills, and we would find ourselves on Guadalcanal. The next day we were at Normandy. We saw many days of imaginary battle.

I was the youngest of all our friends and out of all the boys in my family. I wasn’t always happy with my role in some of our war games. My older brother, my cousin, and their friends always got to be the American soldiers. As the youngest, I always had to be a Jap or a Gerry. Then I would get captured and I was relegated to Jap, or Gerry POW status. This meant that I would not get to have a weapon, and that I would spend most of our play time tied to a tree, or a fence post. This was to prevent my escape.

One day I protested, and I demanded that I was to be an American G.I. I thought, that If I was an American, that I wouldn't have to be tied up. Moreover, I would get to have a weapon. The other boys agreed to my demand. So, I got to be an American POW. They were one step ahead of me. I spent all my time weaponless and tied up. I felt gypped. Today I look back upon those days fondly, even the times when the older boys picked on me.

We were just innocent schoolboys back then. We were unaware that there was so much turmoil and unrest on the social scene, back then. My Mom and my step-dad were able to shelter us from the nightly news reports of what was actually happening in the world. We did not know that a war was raging in a place we had never heard of. A place called Vietnam.

My step-dad complained about people called ‘Hippies’ who were always protesting about something. But we didn't really know what they protested. Dad said they hated our soldiers, that they were downright ugly and disrespectful of our soldiers. But, we didn't know why anyone would act like that towards soldiers.

As I would learn years later, the Zodiac killer was also prominent in the news. The Zodiac had caused the San Francisco Bay Area to become paralyzed with fear. The Black Panthers were also in the news reports of the day. Carrying assault weapons on the streets of Oakland as a political movement. There was so much unrest that we were unaware of.

The only thing we knew of the outside world was that Americans had recently walked on the moon. More missions were being planned for the Apollo space program. And we relished watching anything that had to do with NASA, and space exploration. The best part for us was that all of the astronauts in the Apollo program were also American soldiers!

We didn’t know, or understand much about Vietnam. As far as my brother and I were concerned, soldiers were to be looked up to. Soldiers were our heroes, and we were prideful that our nation had been victorious in WWII, a war which had ended just over two decades ago. To us, the Japanese and Germans were still the enemy, and when we played war with our friends, not one of us wanted to be a stinking Jap, or a lowdown Gerry. This is the way it was. In those days, we got to be kids, unburdened with the ugliness of the outside world.

In 1969 I was but a naive six year old boy. My older brother was eight. As we did every summer, we hopped a flight aboard the now defunct PSA airlines, from Oakland to Phoenix. My brother and I were going to see my dad. Our folks had divorced a few years earlier and my dad had us for two weeks over summer vacation.

As we were about to get onto the plane, my brother and I walked across the tarmac escorted by a stewardess. We always thought the stewardesses were pretty. The stewardess assisted us as we climbed the stairs to the plane, and as she showed us to our seats. She made sure that we were all buckled in. My brother got sit by the porthole, and I was in the middle seat. As we could looked out the porthole we could see Mom waiting for the plane to take off. Other people began boarding the plane. Some people settled in and smoked cigarettes while they waited for the no smoking light to come on. Others moved about the cabin to stow their belongings, then to take their seats.

I remember sitting impatiently on the plane as we waited to pull away from the gate. That was always exciting for us. My brother and I looked around impatiently as we waited. Looking up, I saw a soldier making his way down the aisle. My brother spied him too. Both our eyes were riveted on him. We immediately knew that the soldier had to be a general, or something. He had a chest full of colorful ribbons. To us, he appeared to be an old guy too. He was tall, and he was a Negro, just like Reggie Jackson was, of the Oakland A’s. We hadn’t seen too many Negroes in our time growing up in the suburbs. Now, a Negro, and a real soldier was making his way down the aisle towards us.

When the soldier reached our row of seats, he sat down, right next to us! We couldn't believe our good luck! A soldier was seated right next to my brother and me. We were dumbfounded. All of the sudden the two of us, formerly rambunctious, loud little boys, had became shy. We couldn’t even muster up the courage to look at the man. The only thing I could think of was that this man must have killed hundreds of Japs and Gerries in hand-to-hand combat, to get all those ribbons on his chest. My brother and I just didn't know what to do, or to say to him.

As the door closed and the engines revved up, the plane began to move. Looking out the porthole, Mom waved to us. We waved back. The plane taxied from the gate and soon was gaining speed as it moved down the runway and climbed into the sky.

Soon, the pretty stewardess came around with drinks. I remember I took a Coke. My brother did too. I also remember that my brother had a knack for cracking me up, at just the right moment, when I was taking a drink. Ultimately, Coca Cola would squirt out my nose. As usual, my brother once again pulled his stunt. I cracked up, and Coca Cola came streaming, and foaming out of my nose.

When I stopped sputtering and giggling, a large, strong and dark hand appeared in front of me with a napkin. I can remember that I sheepishly took the napkin from the man and I thanked him. I began to clean the Cola from my face, my shirt my clip-on bow tie, and from my jacket. Then, I glanced sideways and studied the soldier sitting next to me as I worked up some courage. Finally, I looked up at the man and asked, “Are you a real army man?”

“Yes, I am.” He said with a hint of a smile. "I am a corporal in the U.S. Amy." He said.

My brother asked, “Are all those ribbons and medals on your chest from killin’ Japs n’ Gerries?”

“No”, he said. “I got these from doing other things in the army. I never killed a Jap or a Gerry.” He went on, “Don’t you boys know it’s rude to ask a soldier if he’s killed someone in battle? Killing enemy soldiers is hurtful and troublesome to American soldiers. Those enemy soldiers have wives and little boys just like you.”

“We didn’t mean to say anything wrong, mister.” My brother replied.

The soldier answered back, “Of course not, son. I’m just pointing out some good manners for you to use later, when you see another soldier. All you need to do is to thank him for being brave and for doing his duty in protecting you and your country. That’s his job and he’s glad to do it for you. But, don’t ask him about the ugly things of war, like killing. That’s private and some soldiers feel sad that they had to do it, even when it was necessary. OK?” The soldier smiled at us.

My brother and I made chit-chat with the soldier for the rest of the flight. As we landed in Phoenix, and as the plane taxied to the gate, the soldier took two off two of the ribbons from his chest. He then reached over and he pinned one on my brother's lapel, and one on mine.

As the stewardess took us off the plane, before the rest of the passengers disembarked, we said goodbye to our new soldier friend. We puffed our chests out with pride. We had an honest for goodness medal, from an honest to goodness, real soldier, pinned on our chests!

The memory of my encounter with an American military man made a profound impact in my life. I had learned a valuable lesson from him. Over time, as I matured, I learned other lessons. I learned to always be grateful for the service to our country that these fine men and women provide to our nation. I learned what not to ask a soldier, so that I would never hurt their feelings. I learned war causes pain for our soldiers, for some of the tasks that they must undertake while fighting wars are not pleasant ones. I learned that war is an ugly affair. As ugly as war is, I learned that war is a necessary evil.

That day on the plane took place over 40 years ago. It has stuck with me ever since. Every so often I think of that soldier, and I wonder how his life may have turned out. I wonder if he remembers two little boys on a plane bound to Phoenix. I am sure that he would be happy to know that he made a positive impact in our lives. He taught us to appreciate soldiers and to understand the human side of a soldier, if just a little bit.

To him, and to all other soldiers who have served in war and in peace, I share another lesson taught to me by that soldier on the plane,

To always stop and thank a soldier for their service and sacrifices for our country.

I wish I knew who that man is today. I'd like to shake his hand and thank him for his service to our country.

Please pray for our soldiers.

(Repost) - Copyright 05/02/2005 & 08/272010. Use granted to all who identify this website
When we were kids, my brother and I were crazy about playing war. We didn’t play cowboys and Indians though, we thought that was for sissies. We played army. We thought of ourselves as hardcore soldiers. Our favorite TV shows were Combat and Hogan’s Heroes. My brother and I had plastic army helmets, the toy rifles, the canteens, and we used branches and twigs for camouflage. Mom would get upset if we used her green eye shadow and black mascara to paint our faces in camouflage.

Any rock or dirt clod was well suited for us to be used as an imaginary hand grenade. If we ran out of grenades we would simply pick up a “Potato Masher” grenade that had been thrown at us by a Gerry, to throw it back, before it exploded. By pulling on a handful of long grass, we were able to pull it up by the roots. If done right, the grass came out of the earth with a dirt clod on the end. This served as the “Potato Masher” grenade, that when thrown back at the Gerry machine gun nest we were about to overrun.

The hills behind our home became our battlefield. One day we would walk out our back gate into the hills, and we would find ourselves on Guadalcanal. The next day we were at Normandy. We saw many days of imaginary battle.

I was the youngest of all our friends and out of all the boys in my family. I wasn’t always happy with my role in some of our war games. My older brother, my cousin, and their friends always got to be the American soldiers. As the youngest, I always had to be a Jap or a Gerry. Then I would get captured and I was relegated to Jap, or Gerry POW status. This meant that I would not get to have a weapon, and that I would spend most of our play time tied to a tree, or a fence post. This was to prevent my escape.

One day I protested, and I demanded that I was to be an American G.I. I thought, that If I was an American, that I wouldn't have to be tied up. Moreover, I would get to have a weapon. The other boys agreed to my demand. So, I got to be an American POW. They were one step ahead of me. I spent all my time weaponless and tied up. I felt gypped. Today I look back upon those days fondly, even the times when the older boys picked on me.

We were just innocent schoolboys back then. We were unaware that there was so much turmoil and unrest on the social scene, back then. My Mom and my step-dad were able to shelter us from the nightly news reports of what was actually happening in the world. We did not know that a war was raging in a place we had never heard of. A place called Vietnam.

My step-dad complained about people called ‘Hippies’ who were always protesting about something. But we didn't really know what they protested. Dad said they hated our soldiers, that they were downright ugly and disrespectful of our soldiers. But, we didn't know why anyone would act like that towards soldiers.

As I would learn years later, the Zodiac killer was also prominent in the news. The Zodiac had caused the San Francisco Bay Area to become paralyzed with fear. The Black Panthers were also in the news reports of the day. Carrying assault weapons on the streets of Oakland as a political movement. There was so much unrest that we were unaware of.

The only thing we knew of the outside world was that Americans had recently walked on the moon. More missions were being planned for the Apollo space program. And we relished watching anything that had to do with NASA, and space exploration. The best part for us was that all of the astronauts in the Apollo program were also American soldiers!

We didn’t know, or understand much about Vietnam. As far as my brother and I were concerned, soldiers were to be looked up to. Soldiers were our heroes, and we were prideful that our nation had been victorious in WWII, a war which had ended just over two decades ago. To us, the Japanese and Germans were still the enemy, and when we played war with our friends, not one of us wanted to be a stinking Jap, or a lowdown Gerry. This is the way it was. In those days, we got to be kids, unburdened with the ugliness of the outside world.

In 1969 I was but a naive six year old boy. My older brother was eight. As we did every summer, we hopped a flight aboard the now defunct PSA airlines, from Oakland to Phoenix. My brother and I were going to see my dad. Our folks had divorced a few years earlier and my dad had us for two weeks over summer vacation.

As we were about to get onto the plane, my brother and I walked across the tarmac escorted by a stewardess. We always thought the stewardesses were pretty. The stewardess assisted us as we climbed the stairs to the plane, and as she showed us to our seats. She made sure that we were all buckled in. My brother got sit by the porthole, and I was in the middle seat. As we could looked out the porthole we could see Mom waiting for the plane to take off. Other people began boarding the plane. Some people settled in and smoked cigarettes while they waited for the no smoking light to come on. Others moved about the cabin to stow their belongings, then to take their seats.

I remember sitting impatiently on the plane as we waited to pull away from the gate. That was always exciting for us. My brother and I looked around impatiently as we waited. Looking up, I saw a soldier making his way down the aisle. My brother spied him too. Both our eyes were riveted on him. We immediately knew that the soldier had to be a general, or something. He had a chest full of colorful ribbons. To us, he appeared to be an old guy too. He was tall, and he was a Negro, just like Reggie Jackson was, of the Oakland A’s. We hadn’t seen too many Negroes in our time growing up in the suburbs. Now, a Negro, and a real soldier was making his way down the aisle towards us.

When the soldier reached our row of seats, he sat down, right next to us! We couldn't believe our good luck! A soldier was seated right next to my brother and me. We were dumbfounded. All of the sudden the two of us, formerly rambunctious, loud little boys, had became shy. We couldn’t even muster up the courage to look at the man. The only thing I could think of was that this man must have killed hundreds of Japs and Gerries in hand-to-hand combat, to get all those ribbons on his chest. My brother and I just didn't know what to do, or to say to him.

As the door closed and the engines revved up, the plane began to move. Looking out the porthole, Mom waved to us. We waved back. The plane taxied from the gate and soon was gaining speed as it moved down the runway and climbed into the sky.

Soon, the pretty stewardess came around with drinks. I remember I took a Coke. My brother did too. I also remember that my brother had a knack for cracking me up, at just the right moment, when I was taking a drink. Ultimately, Coca Cola would squirt out my nose. As usual, my brother once again pulled his stunt. I cracked up, and Coca Cola came streaming, and foaming out of my nose.

When I stopped sputtering and giggling, a large, strong and dark hand appeared in front of me with a napkin. I can remember that I sheepishly took the napkin from the man and I thanked him. I began to clean the Cola from my face, my shirt my clip-on bow tie, and from my jacket. Then, I glanced sideways and studied the soldier sitting next to me as I worked up some courage. Finally, I looked up at the man and asked, “Are you a real army man?”

“Yes, I am.” He said with a hint of a smile. "I am a corporal in the U.S. Amy." He said.

My brother asked, “Are all those ribbons and medals on your chest from killin’ Japs n’ Gerries?”

“No”, he said. “I got these from doing other things in the army. I never killed a Jap or a Gerry.” He went on, “Don’t you boys know it’s rude to ask a soldier if he’s killed someone in battle? Killing enemy soldiers is hurtful and troublesome to American soldiers. Those enemy soldiers have wives and little boys just like you.”

“We didn’t mean to say anything wrong, mister.” My brother replied.

The soldier answered back, “Of course not, son. I’m just pointing out some good manners for you to use later, when you see another soldier. All you need to do is to thank him for being brave and for doing his duty in protecting you and your country. That’s his job and he’s glad to do it for you. But, don’t ask him about the ugly things of war, like killing. That’s private and some soldiers feel sad that they had to do it, even when it was necessary. OK?” The soldier smiled at us.

My brother and I made chit-chat with the soldier for the rest of the flight. As we landed in Phoenix, and as the plane taxied to the gate, the soldier took two off two of the ribbons from his chest. He then reached over and he pinned one on my brother's lapel, and one on mine.

As the stewardess took us off the plane, before the rest of the passengers disembarked, we said goodbye to our new soldier friend. We puffed our chests out with pride. We had an honest for goodness medal, from an honest to goodness, real soldier, pinned on our chests!

The memory of my encounter with an American military man made a profound impact in my life. I had learned a valuable lesson from him. Over time, as I matured, I learned other lessons. I learned to always be grateful for the service to our country that these fine men and women provide to our nation. I learned what not to ask a soldier, so that I would never hurt their feelings. I learned war causes pain for our soldiers, for some of the tasks that they must undertake while fighting wars are not pleasant ones. I learned that war is an ugly affair. As ugly as war is, I learned that war is a necessary evil.

That day on the plane took place over 40 years ago. It has stuck with me ever since. Every so often I think of that soldier, and I wonder how his life may have turned out. I wonder if he remembers two little boys on a plane bound to Phoenix. I am sure that he would be happy to know that he made a positive impact in our lives. He taught us to appreciate soldiers and to understand the human side of a soldier, if just a little bit.

To him, and to all other soldiers who have served in war and in peace, I share another lesson taught to me by that soldier on the plane,

To always stop and thank a soldier for their service and sacrifices for our country.

I wish I knew who that man is today. I'd like to shake his hand and thank him for his service to our country.

Please pray for our soldiers.

(Repost) - Copyright 05/02/2005 & 08/272010. Use granted to all who identify this website