Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shape up or ship out

WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out !

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii

for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes

all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body,

he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now.

He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.


Dear President Obama,


My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.


I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.


I can't figure out what country you are the president of.

You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:


" We're no longer a Christian nation"


" America is arrogant" - (Your wife even

announced to the world," America is mean-

spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching

that nonsense to 23 generations of our

war dead buried all over the globe who

died for no other reason than to free a

whole lot of strangers from tyranny and

hopelessness.)

I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.


Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue . You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.


And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.

You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.

And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.


Sincerely,

Harold B. Estes


Monday, November 23, 2009

Joe

"NO."

Never thought I'd say this, but, THANK YOU JOE LIEBERMAN

Monday, November 16, 2009

DEMANDING TIMES

DEMANDING TIMES REQUIRE GREAT PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, WE HAVE BEEN FACED WITH CHALLENGES, BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL, WHICH HAVE TESTED OUR RESOLVE AS A NATION. AND THROUGHOUT THE SAME PERIOD, WE HAVE SURMOUNTED THESE ASSAULTS AND PERSEVERED AS THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH.

TODAY, WE ARE FACED WITH AN INTERNAL CHALLENGE, WHICH BY ALL ACCOUNTS, IS UNIQUE IN IT'S MOTIVE AND IT'S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SUPPORT. OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, OUR ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND OUR WAY OF LIVE IS AT STAKE. LEADERS WHOM WE HAVE ELECTED HAVE MOTIVES WHICH ARE NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF WE CITIZENS. THE AGENDA, WHICH SHOULD PLACE US IN THE MOST IMPORTANT POSITION, HAS BEEN ABDUCTED AND MORPHED TO PLACE SOME NEBULOUS INTERESTS AS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

SIMILAR PAST EVENTS INCLUDE THE CARTER ADMINISTRATION, THE MCCARTHY ERA, WORLD WAR TWO, THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND SO ON AND SO ON. FORTUNATELY, OUR NATION HAS ALWAYS FOUND A LEADER OR LEADERS WHO SHEPPARDED THIS GREAT NATION THROUGH THESE MOST TRYING TIMES.

RONALD REAGAN, EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE CONGRESSIONAL OPPOSITION TO JOSEPH MCCARTHY AND FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT WERE IN THE RIGHT PLACES AT THE RIGHT TIMES IN HISTORY. WITHOUT THEM AND THEIR INITIATIVE, THE UNITED STATES MAY HAVE A DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT FOOTPRINT TODAY.

IT IS WITH THIS IN MIND, THAT I SUGGEST THAT DICK CHENEY AND SARAH PALIN ARE THE TWO MOST QUALIFIED PEOPLE TO EXTRACT US FROM THIS PREDICAMENT WHICH THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS PLACED US IN. STRAIGHT FORWARD LOGIC, BOLD INITIATIVE AND DECISIVE LEADERSHIP ALWAYS WINS OUT VERSUS HAND-WRINGING AND INDECISION. THEIR TIME IS NOW. THEIR ABILITIES ARE WITHOUT DOUBT. AND THE COUNTRY IS LONGING FOR A LEADERSHIP TEAM WHO WILL ONCE AGAIN PLACE THIS COUNTRY AT THE PINNACLE OF WORLD LEADERSHIP.
SO, THIS IS MY SLOGAN: " CHENEY/PALIN IN 2012, BECAUSE DITHERING IS NOT AN OPTION".

GSG12538

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Obama at Ft. Hood

Overall, President Obama delivered a nice speech in mourning the 13 soldier who were murdered at Ft. Hood last week. It was reverential, mostly focused on the 13 dead, and praising of the service of all military members. There are some things that he left out, like that this was a terrorist act against the United States on US soil. However, two points that he slipped in are troubling, and emblematic of Obama's troubling view of the military and attacks against the United States:

1. It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. But this much we do know -- no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor. For what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice -- in this world, and the next.

The president seems to be afraid to condemn illogical ideas. There is no logic to extremist terrorist attacks. I understand that by adding "twisted" the president is implying that the acts don't fit into normal logic, but it's worse than abnormal logic. Insinuating that there's any logic involved gives weight to their ideas. Murdering 13 people because you've been co-opted by an Islamic cult, Al Qaeda, carries no logic. They are illogical, driven by hateful dogma, and not sanctioned by the authority by which they claim to be sanctioned (The Quran).

Coming from a party and ideology (liberalism) that is quick to characterize any anti-abortion action as the action of "right-wing Christian extremism," you'd think the President would know dogmatic, illogical religious extremism when he sees it.

2. For history is filled with heroes. You may remember the stories of a grandfather who marched across Europe; an uncle who fought in Vietnam; a sister who served in the Gulf. But as we honor the many generations who have served, all of us -- every single American -- must acknowledge that this generation has more than proved itself the equal of those who've come before.

We need not look to the past for greatness, because it is before our very eyes.

It's an eloquent statement, but one that raises a few questions. We look across generations to find heroes, from hundreds of years ago to today. We should always be encouraged to look to the past for greatness, as well as recognize it in our midst. Without understanding what made greatness in the past, we'll never be able to fully appreciate it today and in the future. When it comes to people who died for the US and for global freedom, there's no need to be exclusionary.

Without doubt, this generation is every bit as courageous and noble as those who fought for freedom in the Revolution, the Civil War, the World Wars and Vietnam. But it's yet to be determined if their cause will carry the same weight as the monumental victories for freedom in the Civil War and WWII.

I hope this statement implies that Obama is ready to devote the resources necessary to taming and making sense of Afghanistan. These people are not reasonable, and can't be killed with kindness. At the very least, the resources must be made available to destroy al Qaeda. Don't just fulfill the campaign promises you made to capture and kill Osama bin Laden and to track al Qaeda. Fulfill the promises made to the thousands of people and their families who've been murdered by Islamic extremism, and to the troops that have given their lives over seven years to preserve American freedom from those who seek to destroy it.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blinding the Health Care System

The three biggest lies about the Obama/Pelosi/Reid health care "reform" are:

1. "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period." - Barack Obama, 6/15/2009.

Totally false. From a review of the bill passed by the House on Saturday:

Sec. 303 (pp. 167-168) makes it clear that, although the "qualified plan" is not yet designed, it will be of the "one size fits all" variety. The bill claims to offer choice—basic, enhanced and premium levels—but the benefits are the same. Only the co-pays and deductibles differ. You will have to enroll in the same plan, whether the government is paying for it or you and your employer are footing the bill.

That means if your plan, which you like, does not meet the parameters set by a government bureaucrat, you will not be able to keep it. You'll either pay more for inferior coverage or sacrifice good coverage that the government deems too expensive to fit in under a government mandated maximum coverage.

2. This bill will make health care less expensive.

On Nov. 2, the Congressional Budget Office estimated what the plans will likely cost. An individual earning $44,000 before taxes who purchases his own insurance will have to pay a $5,300 premium and an estimated $2,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, for a total of $7,300 a year, which is 17% of his pre-tax income. A family earning $102,100 a year before taxes will have to pay a $15,000 premium plus an estimated $5,300 out-of-pocket, for a $20,300 total, or 20% of its pre-tax income. Individuals and families earning less than these amounts will be eligible for subsidies paid directly to their insurer.

Definitely false. Average costs might appear to be lower due to subsidies and lower Medicare payments to doctors. But while some people will receive new subsidies to make costs appear lower and doctors will limit care to Medicare and patients in order to avoid a cost/compensation deficit, private insurance plans and taxpayers will be fleeced to pay for those subsidies.

3. The Republicans are the party of "No" and have no alternative.

False. In addition the the Weekly Standard's compilation of conservative market-based and tort reform proposals, the GOP has introduced a bill (.pdf) and a side-by-side comparison of it with the Pelosi monstrosity:


Basically, Pelosi and 219 liberal Democrats passed a bill just to show they could pass something. It doesn't accomplish any of the goals that the GOP bill does, achieves the same level of coverage as the GOP plan, and costs trillions more. It will cost $1.2 trillion between 2010 and 2020, and will probably cost about $2 trillion between 2021 and 2030.

Please, please, please kill this in the Senate.

Post Traumatic Stress by GSG 12538

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME BY PROXY

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST POTENTIALLY DISTURBING EXPLANATIONS YET. A BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIST, MEMBER OF THE MILITARY WHO COUNSELS HOME-COMING VETERANS, IS SUSPECTED OF ACQUIRING THE SAME DISORDER AS HIS PATIENTS WHILE NEVER BEING CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE LEGITIMATE CAUSES OF SUCH A DREADFUL POST-COMBAT COMPLICATION.

GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON IS SPINNING IN HIS GRAVE. THE ARMY WILL FOREVER BE TAINTED IF THIS MOST EXTRAORDINARY EXCUSE FOR TERRORISM IS ALLOWED TO DEVELOP VALIDITY.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME IS A VERY SERIOUS, POTENTIALLY DEBILITATING AND VALID MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER. IT DESERVES ALL THE ATTENTION AND TREATMENT MODALITIES AS A DOCUMENTED CASE OF APPENDICITIS OR MAJOR DEPRESSION. BUT, IMPLYING A CASE OF PTSS BY PROXY WILL NECESSITATE ALL THINKING SERVICE PERSONNEL AND AMERICAN CITIZENS IN GENERAL TO QUESTION THE LEGITIMACY OF SUCH, RESULTING IN THE COMPROMISING OF ALL UNFORTUNATE VICTIMS WHO WILL PRESENT WITH THIS PROBLEM.

OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SUMMONED TO DEFEND OUR WAY OF LIFE DOMESTICALLY AND AROUND THE WORLD REQUIRE AND ARE DUE ALL THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WHICH WE CAN MUSTER. LET US REJECT THIS MOST LUDICROUS ASSAULT ON THEIR INTEGRITY. GSG 12538

Ralph Peters on the events at Ft. Hood

Fort Hood's 9/11

Islamist terror strikes US again


headshotRalph Peters

On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting "Allahu Akbar!" committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam.

What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Ft. Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting.

This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror. Period.

When the terrorist posts anti-American hate-speech on the Web; apparently praises suicide bombers and uses his own name; loudly criticizes US policies; argues (as a psychiatrist, no less) with his military patients over the worth of their sacrifices; refuses, in the name of Islam, to be photographed with female colleagues; lists his nationality as "Palestinian" in a Muslim spouse-matching program, and parades around central Texas in a fundamentalist playsuit — well, it only seems fair to call this terrorist an "Islamist terrorist."

But the president won’t. Despite his promise to get to all the facts. Because there’s no such thing as "Islamist terrorism" in ObamaWorld.

And the Army won’t. Because its senior leaders are so sick with political correctness that pandering to America-haters is safer than calling terrorism "terrorism."

And the media won’t. Because they have more interest in the shooter than in our troops — despite their crocodile tears.

Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan planned this terrorist attack and executed it in cold blood. The resulting massacre was the first tragedy. The second was that he wasn’t killed on the spot.

Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. Activist lawyers will get involved, claiming "harassment" drove him temporarily insane. There’ll be no end of trial delays. At best, taxpayer dollars will fund his prison lifestyle for decades to come, since our politically correct Army leadership wouldn’t dare pursue or carry out the death penalty.

Maj. Hasan will be a hero to Islamist terrorists abroad and their sympathizers here. While US Muslim organizations decry his acts publicly, Hasan will be praised privately. And he’ll have the last laugh.

But Hasan isn’t the sole guilty party. The US Army’s unforgivable political correctness is also to blame for the casualties at Ft. Hood.

Given the myriad warning signs, it’s appalling that no action was taken against a man apparently known to praise suicide bombers and openly damn US policy. But no officer in his chain of command, either at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at Ft. Hood, had the guts to take meaningful action against a dysfunctional soldier and an incompetent doctor.

Had Hasan been a Lutheran or a Methodist, he would’ve been gone with the simoon. But officers fear charges of discrimination when faced with misconduct among protected minorities.

Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

There’s another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist whacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who’ve been assigned to his care? And he’s not removed from duty? What planet does the Army live on?

For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I’m ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him.

Get ready for the apologias. We’ve already heard from the terrorist’s family that "he’s a good American." In their world, maybe he is.

But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense?

A disgruntled Muslim soldier murdered his officers way back in 2003, in Kuwait, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recently? An American mullah shoots it out with the feds in Detroit. A Muslim fanatic attacks an Arkansas recruiting station. A Muslim media owner, after playing the peace card, beheads his wife. A Muslim father runs over his daughter because she’s becoming too Westernized.

Muslim terrorist wannabes are busted again and again. And we’re assured that "Islam’s a religion of peace."

I guarantee you that the Obama administration’s non-response to the Ft. Hood attack will mock the memory of our dead.