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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Prager University: Who's More Compassionate? The Left or the Right?

"We teach what isn't taught." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  William Voegeli

"Our $3 trillion welfare state doesn't work, because its liberal architects and defenders don't really care whether it works.  The liberal asks:  Does it feel good?  The conservative asks:  Does it do good?  If you really want to help people, it should be pretty obvious which is the more important question." – W.V.

"Liberals champion government action as the best vehicle to alleviate suffering.  At the same time they are uninterested in the question of whether these government programs actually do alleviate suffering." - W.V.


Friday, November 25, 2016


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving - What I'm Most Thankful For This Year

On Thanksgiving I like to look back and make a point of giving thanks for the important things in my life.  As such, on this Thanksgiving I am most thankful for my brother-in-law, Tony's, car.

Those with good memories may remember last Thanksgiving I wrote that I was most thankful for the amazing health those in my household (myself, my wife, and my two kids) have had in our lives - the most extreme injury or illness any of us had ever suffered was my wife's broken ankle and when she knocked her teeth out...This year I tested that luck.

September 20th, Tony and I went to a Tesla/REO Speedwagon/Def Leppard concert.  It was a fantastic concert, but on our way home while stopped at a traffic light we were slammed into by a truck going 40-50 MPH - he didn't even attempt to brake - and we crushed the car in front of us as well.

Tony's car was 'totaled', but did it's job as well as anyone could ever ask:  The front and back of the car were completely destroyed, the seating portion, however, was entirely protected and the air bags went off...It was a miracle for the two of us to walk away from the accident, because Tony and I should have been crippled at best and dead at worst.

Incredibly, both of us escaped the accident with minor burns, abrasions and body aches, and were able to walk away from it with just these physical injuries...As such, I am more than happy on this Thanksgiving to give my greatest thanks of the year to an inanimate object:  Tony's Car.

On a different note:


Thursday, November 17, 2016


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

'Hacksaw Ridge'

"Please Lord.  Help me get one more.  Help me get one more." - Private Desmond Doss

If you see one more movie this year, I beg you to have it be 'Hacksaw Ridge'...A TRUE STORY about Private Doss - from WWII.

I was trained by the U.S. Air Force as a Medical Service Specialist - more commonly known as a combat medic.  During peacetime there is no easier job in the military than working in a hospital as a medic; it's literally a joke among most servicemen.  During wartime, few troops are more revered by their peers than medics...They are the ones who get the wounded back to base; they are the ones with the emetics, antidiarrheals and ibuprofen; they are the ones with the tourniquets; they are the ones with the morphine.

I remember wanting to be sent to the Middle East during the First Gulf War -  It's what I was trained for, and I was a very good medic.  Instead I was bored out of my mind at Travis Air Force Base (a regional medical facility)...Looking back, I was young and foolish.  I was lucky not to have to deal with the horrors of combat - during or after the battle.

'Hacksaw Ridge' was intensely personal for me.  It left me wondering how I would have performed under similar circumstances...I can tell you for sure, there is no way I could have done what Doss did.  Not because I would have been weak or a coward, but because what Doss did was super-human.

Again, I beg you to go watch this movie.  I promise it will be worth your time.  I promise you will leave in utter shock at the feat this man performed:  75 lives in 1 hellish night!   A TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

We Dodged a Bullet!

The 2016 Election produced the most improbably results most of us could imagine - Donald Trump as Prez, Republicans keeping the House and Senate, Republicans picking up Governors in the states, and soon Conservatives will control the Courts as well (lower and SCOTUS)...A truly remarkable turn of events in American History.  I do not believe in Providence, but I'm truly not sure what else can explain it.

Unfortunately, I do not believe for a minute that this turn of events is enough to pull us out of our downward spiral as a nation.  Those who pay attention know I've said:  We will only pull ourselves back up after we hit bottom.

We have not hit bottom!

Donald Trump and Republican control of the levers of government are not going to keep us from hitting bottom...They may slow our progress to the bottom - which is no small achievement and shouldn't be scoffed at, but they will not stop us from continuing to fall.

- Our debt may as well be infinity, because it is unmanageable - the American people will never agree to the level of pain it would take to fix it.  There will be a day of reckoning and it will be terrible...We have a 'lucky number', but no one knows quite what it is.
- Our culture is debased.  Anyone who denies this is either blind or likes the debased culture.
- The world is spinning out of control - a world we incredibly kept in check for almost 60-years, which is a miracle, but a miracle that can't last forever.
- Our youth is the worst generation in American History - a high bar to cross, but they've done it...And we can't blame anyone other than ourselves and our parents for raising them.  They will be the next leaders of our nation.

That said, had Hillary Clinton been elected she would have kept us on our fast, steady, fall to the bottom...Because she has been part of the leadership which has gotten us here, and would have done nothing to fix the problems.  Instead she would have continued to push the same old policies, which would have just kept us racing to the bottom - or created new ones to speed up the process.

Nothing shows how out of control we are more than the riots going on in our cities after Trump was elected.  And yes, they are riots.  'Peaceful protests' do not include destruction of property and injury to people...These people are not proponents of our democratic republic.  They believe in pure power - when it is in their hands ONLY!  They cannot accept that there are people who aren't like them - not racists, bigots, homophobes, etc., but simple people who aren't like them.  Simple people who don't like where those they support have taken us.  Simple people who don't want the country to hit bottom in their lifetime.

The fact that electing Donald Trump as President of the United States keeps people like Hillary Clinton out of power means we have temporarily eliminated from power people who empower the people like these rioters...If nothing else this is a positive.

We dodged a bullet.  Unfortunately, it is only one bullet.  There are many more coming our way...Who knows how long it is till one hits us right in the head?  When one does, we will hit bottom.

Some might say that's a good thing, because we could begin to climb out...Careful what you wish for.  Hitting bottom will be painful to every one of us.
Below is the post I created the day before the election, in the assumption that Hillary would win, along with Democrats taking control of the Senate...In other words, the post I was planning on making if we took that bullet to the head.

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing it...I take none of it back.  If Hillary had won, it would have been our reality.

Warning:  The video below is 'Not Safe For Work' due to profanity.

"The 'Wizard of Oz' is the best single-source explanation of American politics...We are a nation of scarecrows without a brain, tin men without a heart, and lions without courage.  Nothing is going to fix us." - 'Spengler'

Congrats America!  You've earned the pain you are going to receive...Sadly, our children and grandchildren will suffer most from our sloth and ignorance.  Even more disturbing, they are going to play a great role in our pain.

Put away Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner"...We have a new "National Anthem."  Who would have guessed it would have come from Metallica's new album?

I know some of you aren't into this type of music, so just cut to the chase and go to 1:30.

"We're so fucked!  Shit outta luck!  Hardwired to self destruct!"


Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Happy 241st Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

The Marines are one of the greatest fighting forces in the history of the world, and a major component in America's past, present and future arsenal of freedom...Global Reach, Global Power!

"The Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps, is the greatest force for world peace." - Dennis Prager

This date marked the first formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps as 10 November. On 21 October 1921, Maj Edwin McClellan, OIC of the Historical Section, HQMC, sent a memo to MajGen Commandant John A. Lejeune, suggesting that the original birthday of 10 November 1775 be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated throughout the Corps. Accordingly, on 1 Nov 1921, Gen Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47 summarizing the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps, and directed that it be read to every command each 10 November



Washington, November 1, 1921 759. The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.

(1) On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

(2) The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and is the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

(3) In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

(4) This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

Original Article (link no longer exists)


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Friday, November 04, 2016

Trump Did Not Get Us Here!!!!

Most Americans know our country is in trouble.  Most of us also know how we got here, and it surely wasn't Donald Trump who did it...The same can't be said for Hillary Clinton, who didn't get us in this mess on her own, but she has played a huge role in it.  That's why this was the most important thing Donald Trump has said in the entire campaign:

“You are very much involved in every aspect of this country, very much. And you do have experience. I’ve said, the one thing you have over me is experience, but it’s bad experience because what you've done has turned out badly. For 30 years, you’ve been in a position to help…The problem is you talk, but you don't get anything done, Hillary, you don't.”

Trump was 100% correct in the first portion of this statement, but he was equally 100% wrong in the final portion of his statement:  Hillary has gotten plenty done.  She has been a major player in forwarding the Liberal agenda - one of the most successful leaders of our time...Sadly, this 'successful' agenda is why our country is in trouble - an agenda Hillary has pursued for the past 40 years; an agenda President Obama has forwarded to "radically transform" the U.S.; an agenda Hillary Clinton will push to finish off - forcing radical Liberalism on the American people.

Michael Savage said it perfectly:

"Donald Trump did not steal your money and run the debt to what it is right now.

Donald Trump did not raise your taxes.

Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food.

Trump is not stirring a race war.

Trump did not leave U.S. [personnel] in Benghazi to be slaughtered and desecrated by filthy Muslims.

Trump did not send the U.S. Navy to fight for Syrian al-Qaida.

Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East.

Trump did not betray Israel.

Trump did not provide financing and technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Trump did not give our military secrets to China.

Trump did not remove our nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia.

Trump did not shrink our military and betray our veterans.

Trump did not cripple our economy

Trump did not increase our debt to $20 trillion.

Trump did not ruin our credit. Twice.

Trump did not double African-American unemployment.

Trump did not increase welfare to a record level for eight years.

Trump did not sign a law making it legal to execute and imprison Americans.

Trump did not set free all the terrorists in Guantanamo Bay.

Trump did not steal your rights, violate U.S. constitutional law or commit treason hundreds of times.

And yet, Joseph Goebbels Blitzer, Joseph Goebbels Tapper, Joseph Goebbels ABC, CBS, NBC call him worse than Hitler, nonstop.

It is Barack Hussein Obama, the liar and thief.

It is Hillary Clinton and the established con men who have illegally occupied our government and stolen our government from us, not the Republican establishment."


Thursday, November 03, 2016


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