The Truth About McCain

President Trump leveled complaints at McCain a few times today.  Almost instantly, the news media, including most of the Fox News anchors, voiced their disgust.

Personally, I welcome the remarks.  More than that, I find them mild, considering what he deserves.  Some may say we should not speak badly of the dead.  I say, “Too bad.”  It is because of his stunt with the vote on Obama care that I am paying a thousand dollars a month for my wife’s health insurance.

By the way, it did not start there.  The man should have gone to prison.  “Over what?” you might ask.  May I suggest you look up the ‘Keating five?’  All five clearly broke the law.  All five benefited from their office.  All five caused severe damage to several savings and loans and got away with it.  He clearly did not feel guilty about taking advantage of his position.  Also, he decided to use his fame to run for senator, and later for president,

Might I remind you that McCain was a constant thorn in candidate Trumps side, even after he won the Republican nomination?  Then, even after President Trump assumed office, he was still a constant source of problems for the president and, may I say our country.

Okay.  He was a hero.  He did serve in Vietnam.  Actually, so did I.  Okay.  He was captured and spent five years in captivity.  Again, he was not alone.  Indeed, many never returned from the war.  Many lost arms or legs.  Some lost their sight.  Some returned disfigured.  He was not the only one to suffer.  What’s more, many accomplished far more and under enemy fire.

Many of them never received the accolades that McCain did.  Some were not greeted by cheering and waving as they returned to civilian life.  Many of them deserved the cheers and were mocked instead.

Most important; the main point; the one thing that should be most considered is the man’s record as a senator.  He proved positive that not all war heroes make good politicians.  He certainly would not have been a good president and he was horrible at campaigning for the job.  He let Obama walk all over him.  It was as if he did it on purpose.  It was as if it was prearranged that Obama was supposed to win and he was to stand out of the way.

If I had the opportunity, I would have said this and more to his face and, without hesitation, I would say this to any of his survivors.  Something tells me, if they would be honest with themselves, I wouldn’t be telling them anything new.

Build the Wall

Senator Wicker disappointed me.  My first thought was that he made a dumb mistake.  After thinking it over, I figure more likely it was a bribe or threat.  I don’t know which.  It doesn’t matter.  He voted against the wall.  He gave the standard excuse, but he knew better.  He knew it was nothing more than an excuse.

Next time he comes up for election, I will not vote for him.  Even more, I will do everything in my power to keep him from being re-elected.  I know that isn’t much but I suspect he disappointed a few other Mississippians too.  When all is said and done, he just might be looking for another job before too long.  I hope so.  It just might be a lesson for others as well.

BUILD THE WALL!!!

Something to Look Forward to

What three things do San Francisco, Chicago and New York have in common?  That’s right.  Their governments are led by dummycrat liberals and all three are in desperate financial straits.  Indeed, almost, if not all major cities in this country now have dummycrats in charge.  Moreover, the longer they have been in charge, the worse off they are.  By the way, their situation is only getting worse day by day.

Also, if an honest person was to analyze the state leaderships, they would likely find the same pattern.  Look at New York and California.  I lived in California pretty much until I was twenty.  Ronald Reagan was the last true Republican governor there.

When Ronald Reagan took charge, he set the state on financial solid ground and poverty was almost non-existent.  Since he left office there, it has done nothing but go downhill.

I had some hope when Arnold Schwarzenegger went into office.  I must admit he disappointed me.  Well, I guess I can’t complain.  I had long left the state behind.  I found it too crowded among other things.

I must say that I’m not sorry I left.  Per capita, it now has the largest number living in poverty.  Most of the major cities have folks living on the streets, which causes the risk of all kinds of disease.  Though I miss the weather, the beaches and mountains, I hate to see what the dummycrats have done to my home state.  Apparently, I’m not the only one.  People, those that are able, are leaving the state.  By the way, they are also leaving Illinois, New York (especially the city), New Jersey, etc.

Now it would appear the dummycrats want to do the same thing to the country as they did to California and New York.  They aren’t happy messing up their own states.  They want to ruin the rest of the country too.  I suspect they will have some success with it, much to my dismay.  However, hopefully, they will discover the error of their ways before too long.  Otherwise, we will all have to put up with the same type of life as those in New York, or even California.

If it were just for a while, it might not be so bad.  However, one of the first things those dummycrats want to do is destroy our national defenses.  They also want to open our borders.  After a few years of that, there would be no reversing things.  The US as we know it will cease to exist.  Instead of living like those in California, we will be living like those in Russia or maybe China.  Eventually, we just might have to put up with lives like those in Venezuela.  Instead of the paradise the dummycrats are promising us we will live in the equivilant of a prison or even a dungeon.  At that point, they will want to build walls.  Only, instead of keeping others out, they will be needed to keep us in.

Now I ask you… is that something to look forward to?

Imported disease

Some time ago, I brought up the possibility that people with disease have been coming over the border.  Now I found out that it is more true than I realized.  They now have approximately 2000 in quarantine who they found crossing the border.

Statistically, the say that for each one they catch, two get away.  That means that there are likely 4000 people carrying disease in this country who we don’t know.  Let me correct that.  It is far more than 4000.  Each of those who carried a disease across the boarder likely gave it to few more, maybe as many as ten.  That means we might be talking about 40,000.

You still think we don’t have an emergency on our border?  Maybe you should think again.  That outbreak of anti-bio-tic resistant epidemic of who knows what.  It might even be an unknown disease.

Pelosi is just a dummycrat.  President has it right.  We need to BUILD THAT WALL.  It won’t stop them all, but it will stop some.  Moreover, we need to modify our laws so that any illegal immigrant can be sent back where they came from.  It would instantly stop the caravans.

Of course the dummycrats are always saying we can use technology instead of a wall.  Maybe they are right.  Maybe we can use Robocop type robots.  Maybe that would work.  If course, it would take about forty years to design and test them.  In the meantime, maybe we should BUILD A WALL!

A Moot Point

I heard something interesting the other day.  A talk show host suggested that senators and representatives might be taking bribes from the drug cartels to keep the southern border open.  I must admit that it did cause me to think it over.  It did sound logical.  Certainly the motive is there.

Then as I continued to consider it, I realized it was a moot point.  That is to say, it doesn’t matter.  If they are being bribed, to be sure, they should be prosecuted and thrown in prison.  You and I know that is not going to happen.  On the other hand, if they are not being bribed, why should the cartels bribe them?  They are already keeping the border open.  What more can they ask for?

There are miles of border that have no walls.  The drugs can easily be smuggled over the border at almost any of those places.  Women and children are already smuggled into this country daily.  Moreover, it doesn’t take the cartel to do it.  Terrorists can take sizable weapons or bombs over the border and they have a very good possibility of succeeding.

The dummycrats want to stop the sale of guns.  They don’t seem to have any objection to guns and gunmen coming over the border.  Moreover, the guns need not be legal.  A fully automatic M-16 (a fully automatic weapon) can be smuggled over the border as easily as an AR-15 (a semi-automatic weapon).  An Uzi (automatic) can be smuggled as easily as a .45 automatic (semi-automatic).  A dozen or so Thompson Submachine-guns (fully automatic) can be easily packed into the trunk of a car and smuggled over the border.

Don’t have any illusions.  If someone was going to smuggle such weapons into this country, they would not try to bring them through a port of entry.  They would try to find a place without a fence and wait until dark.  It is true that the Border Patrol is very good at their job.  Still, they just might get through.  Mathematically, the chances of the smuggler succeeding are roughly sixty percent.

As I look at the situation, I wonder why someone hasn’t already done it.  If someone does and gets away with it, the dummycrats just might realize how dumb their stance on the wall is.  Then again, they are dummycrats.  I’m not sure they would realize their error even then.

Odd as It May Seem

A number of years after I was saved, I came across the passage in the Bible where Jesus healed 10 lepers.  One returned to thank Him.  Jesus asked were there not ten.  Where are the other 9?

Since that day, I tried to make sure I thanked God for what he has provided for us, though I must admit I did have some problems being thankful for the rain on cold nights when I walked a post on guard duty.  Indeed, I had a hard time thinking of just how much we humans need rain.

I also try to remind others to be thankful, even when their baseball game gets rained out or when the camping trip is ruined by the sudden deluge.  If that farmer doesn’t get that rain, he can’t feed us.  Moreover, the water from those rains is used in uncountable other ways, including manufacturing.  It is a small matter that our lives are disturbed for the short term, even if the rain becomes a little heavy.  Naturally, the rain can become a disaster.  Floods can be devastating.

My eyes have been opened to something else for which we should be thankful.  To be sure, to most, it will seem odd.  To be sure, God disciplines His children.  It hardly seems probable that a person should say, “Thanks God.  I needed that.”  Yet we should be grateful to him for His chastisement.   If He didn’t, how much more would we would go astray.  It would be bad for us and everyone around us.

We, as humans, even punish our dogs, knowing it is for their benefit.  To be sure, we chastise them when they run into the street, that is, unless we hate them and hope they get run over.  We punish our children when they decide to put their fingers on a hot stove or into the electrical outlet.  It is not because we hate them.  It is not because we take pleasure in it.  It is far easier to ignore them.

Through their childhood, we tell our children “No,” when they ask to do things that might lead to their harm.  Certainly, it is far easier to say yes and just hope for the best.

So, maybe, the next time you think God is punishing you, You just might say “Thank you.”  You might say, “I appreciate that.”  Conceivably, you just might even say, “I needed that.”  Even if you don’t mean it, it is still the right thing to do.  Eventually, it just might change your point of view.  It has already changed mine.