The Cost

Biden and his FOCs would have us believe that his 3.5 trillion dollar bill will be free. He says it will be paid for by the increase in taxes for the rich.

Let’s take just a little closer look at it.

First, we will pay with higher prices at the store: the rich will want their profit. Second, we will pay for it in higher utilities. Third, we will pay for it any time we buy a car: automobiles are made by rich people who want to make money. Fourth, we will pay for it in taxes. Income taxes are not the only taxes, you know.

Finally, we will pay for it in interest rates. The rich will not pay 3.5 trillion in taxes. They might pay two trillion. However, you can bet that even now the rich have lawyers figuring ways around paying the taxes. Hence, it will leave a big debt which the middle class will pay for… again.

Oh, by the way, you can also be sure that the rich have their bribers (AKA lobbyists) at work telling the congress what loopholes they want in the law. I assure you, the rich will not pay for it. The middle class will… in one way or the other.

The truth is that they want the bill for two reasons. It will provide income for their special constituents and it will provide power for them. Also, rule number one about finance, any time someone buys something, someone has to pay. If you get something free, someone has paid for it.

Money, Money, Money

Here we go again… authorizing congress to spend more money, which we don’t have.

Okay. If that is really the way you want it. Fine. I likely won’t have to stick around and help pay it off. If I am here another five years, it will surprise me.

However, as you give the authorization away to spend money and tax us, you are also giving them the ability to control us. In a short time, they will. I just hope I don’t live to see that day.

Our forefathers fought to secure the most precious gift they could pass down to us, FREEDOM. Now, without a second thought, we just give it away. Most likely, it will not ever be retrieved. Then, instead of doing what we want, we will do as we are told. Those who have the nerve to question will be imprisoned or killed.

Just remember. This is not one of those mistakes that you can fix with an eraser. There is no way to remove it with a backspace key. It is more permanent than ink. When you see that what I say is true, it will already be too late, if it is not already past the point no return.

Something You Won’t Find

Here lately, we have seen boys/men competing with girls/women athletics. As strange as it might seem, there are some who consider this normal.

So, I decided to turn things around. Though it is rare, there are girls on boys’ little league teams. Oddly, we have even seen a woman trying out for an NFL team… as a kicker. I guess women are just as smart as men, but I don’t think that woman was so smart. If she got hit just one time by a man weighing 250-280 pounds running full speed, she would quickly change her mind, should she live through it.

There is, however, one thing you will never, never, ever see — a woman trying to compete with men in weight lifting. It is just casual to the most obvious observer that it is wrong. Now on the other hand, men competing with women? It’s already been done, though, in truth, one is just as dumb as the other.

Remembering

You Forgot to Remember

Some of you might not yet know that I have an interest in old songs.  Something happened that reminded me of an old song.  I had almost forgotten it, oddly, because the main line in the song is:

You promised to forget me not, but you forgot to remember.

The song was very popular and I have no idea who first recorded it.  Both Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore had recordings and likely half a dozen more had successful recordings.

Its words do suggest a twist, so to speak.  Nonetheless, it has happened to me a few times.  I have promised to do something, only to forget to remember.  Then too, how about all the friends I used to know who have become faint memories.

Sometimes, I think about looking them up, but I can’t remember their last names.  I only called them by their first names.  Besides, at 72, I don’t remember so well and I had a bad memory for names in the first place.

I thought over the song and figured we have many reasons why we forget things.

First, memories fade.  To some degree, this is a good thing.  Many bad things happen to us and the memory fading does help us cope with them in the end.  Though, it does not always work that way.  My mother died when I was five and I remember every detail as if it were yesterday.  Oddly, it does cause me more grief today than then.  I won’t try to figure it out, other than it is something of a comfort to me too.

Second, memories that are handed down from one generation to the next are rarely incompletely passed along.  In the case of Israel, one generation would learn to obey the God.  Then the next generation would forget him and practice the exact things God told them not to.

Today, nations build statues and memorials.  Whenever I see a statue of someone, it reminds me of what the person did and just why I should remember him.  We also have memorials for WWII and Vietnam War.  Some of us remember.  Some don’t.  Some would prefer to forget the Vietnam War.  They consider it a dark part of our history.

Then again, I got to thinking of the Trade Towers.  It has been but 20 years and already people are forgetting.  They forget the way people jumped, knowing it was a choice of dying by fire or by the fall.  Most preferred the fall.  Each time a person hit the ground it made a distinct thud.

It is as I said, the memories do fade.  Then too it has been a generation.  The history teachers likely spend no more than a day or two about it.  The younger people don’t realize the full scale of what happened and the whys and wherefores.

Even for those who see the memorial, it does not set in the mind the way the actual experience does.  For those who don’t see the memorial, it is even easier to forget.

On the day of the event and for many days after, many promised to forget it not.  The problem is that they forgot to remember.

A few days ago we pulled out of Afghanistan.  Very few even know why we went in there.  Regardless, it was long ago.  Why should we be bothered with it today?

Let me tell you a little story and it just might suggest why we should remember.

In 1968 I graduated boot camp at MCRD San Diego.  Eventually, I was given orders to go to NAS Memphis.  On arrival at LAX, I checked my baggage and went straight back to the gate.  No one asked me for a ticket.  No one cared.  If I had wanted I could have gone to the gate without any need to travel.

You can’t do that today.  You have to show your boarding pass and ID to get to the gate, and by the way, you must also submit to a complete search.

Some say we have stopped terrorism, but we haven’t.  They have succeeded at their goal.  They have disrupted our way of living.  They have all but destroyed our way of life.

So now, my family cannot see me off or meet me at the gate and I can’t take my fingernail clippers along with me.

We need to remember.  We must not forget to remember.  If nothing else, maybe that extra line at the airport will help remind us each time we take a plane.

If I Were a Racist

If I were a racist there are a number of things I would do or not do.

For instance, I would do all I could to make sure that 3 out of 4 black babies were killed before they are born.

Oh!. Let’s see. The dems do that. It is called Planned Parenthood and 86% of their locations are in Black neighborhoods. Moreover three out of four of their abortions are performed on Black women. Moreover, no one dare try to talk any woman, black or white out of and abortion or they will have the law you before you can spell Oliver Wendel Holmes. Just FYI: Planned Parenthood was started by a racist, Margaret Sanger, who had hopes of eliminating the Black race in the US as well as a few other countries. Apparently, her dreams fit right in with the FOC.

For instance, if I were a racist, I would see to it that the Black children did not learn how to read and write.

There is nothing better at controlling a people than keeping them illiterate. The dems love to keep Black kids illiterate. The thought of letting them into private schools causes their blood to boil. If you don’t believe me, just mention school choice around someone in the National Education Association. They will blister your ears with reasons to keep kids out of private schools…especially the ones they have their children in.

For instance, if I were racist, I would want to keep Black people in the downtown area, the slums, the projects.

Now let’s see. President Trump did more to help the Black wager earner than any of the dem presidents. For this he was called racist by the dems. Moreover, he did more to help their education and decrease the crime… everywhere. Guess who that helps… the black neighborhoods, the slums and the projects.

For instance If I were a racist, I would encourage riots in urban areas, where many Black people live. This would help my effort in two ways. First, it would drive businesses out of the areas, many of which are owned by Black people. Second, it would make it far more difficult for those unable to leave the area. It also makes it difficult for the kids remaining to get good jobs.

Now let’s see. Do I really need to expand on this. Have we not all seen what has happened in the FOC run cities? Have we not seen the riots and fires? Does anyone realize what this does to real estate values. Think about it, really. The urban values go down and the suburban values go up. Let’s face it, everyone likes to have their home in a safe area. So the businesses shut down and those who can afford it move out of town to places the FOCs don’t control.

For instance, if I were a racist, I would want my schools to teach racism in schools, as the FOCs do.

So if you really think about it, while the FOCs are so quick to yell racist, they really ought to look in the mirror. It is also a pretty good indicator. If someone calls me a racist, it means they have nothing bad to say about me. They are simply using the attack of last resort. Anyone can call anyone a racist… this without an ounce of proof.

For you I have presented proof. The FOCs are the real racist. Truth be told, we all know it. Just is most are afraid to say it.

Justice Delayed (The old axiom)

Justice delayed is justice denied. I tried to find out who originally said it but I failed. Whoever was the first one who said it, he was far before my time so I guess he won’t mind if I use the quote, as have many others. Martin Luther King paraphrased the quote and no one called him out for it.

At any rate, it is quite obvious that it is true in many ways. For the victim, time aids the perpetrator avoid prosecution. Old memories fail, documents are lost and, of course, witnesses die. For the accused, if he is innocent, he may spend months or even years in jail while no evidence is ever presented against him. Then too, of course, he can suffer the same problems as the prosecution. After all, if he loses evidence or witnesses, his justice has also been denied.

After President Kennedy was killed, they had a brief investigation. Then they sealed it for fifty years. The reason they gave was that after 50 years, most of those involved would be dead. I was a teen at the time, in high school. I didn’t understand the decision then and I understand it less now.

In my mind, if Kennedy was not killed by Oswald, then Kennedy and his family had been denied justice. By the way, Oswald too was denied justice. By sealing the investigation, they insured that that, if justice was not done, justice never would be done.

It goes beyond that. It has caused rumors and speculations of rumors. The one thing that bothers me the most is one question. “What did they know that they did not want us to know?”

I am not one of those deniers. I suspect that Oswald was the one who pulled the trigger that fateful day. He might have even pulled it twice…. Three times, I start getting a little suspicious. I am not one who is ignorant of guns. In the Marines, I qualified with an M-14, an M-16 and a .45 cal pistol. I have fired an M-60 machine gun, an M-79 grenade launcher and one of those stove pipe things they use for killing tanks. Oh, I can’t forget, I also fired a shotgun a number of times.

I also realize that a person can fire a bolt action rifle fairly rapidly, if he is well practiced. I have neither seen nor heard that Oswald was well practiced. Moreover, as a marine, if he had his choice of weapons, he would not have used a bolt action rifle. If accuracy were so important, maybe, but marines qualify at 500 meters with semi-automatic rifles regularly…without scopes. From what I understand, the range was nowhere near that far. Any decent semi-automatic 30-06 rifle would have worked, though the scope would have been a little bit of a benefit.

The big advantage of a semi-automatic is that, in the same time, Oswald might have killed 5 or 6 in about the same time. He would have never had to take his finger off the trigger nor would he have spent as much time taking aim. Sorry about those who want to stick to the report. I don’t buy it.

Something else that bothers me. When I was going through boot camp, something that was drummed into our heads from day one to the day I graduated, plan ahead. That means one of two things happened. Either Oswald ignored all boot camp training on the matter or he made plans that did not work out. I prefer to believe the later.

Indeed, I would suspect any investigator with his eyes wide open would realize Oswald had a plan that went bad. Taking off by foot indicates panic, not planning. My guess is that someone was supposed to be waiting for him as he left the building. The two of them were to take off and get lost in traffic. His cohort panicked and left him behind. On the other hand, the man, the planner behind the whole thing, planned to leave him behind. That would suggest that there was indeed a planner, something that the Warren Commission refused to admit, in spite of all the evidence suggesting it.

If no one was helping him, where was that getaway motorcycle he left behind, or at least a bicycle. To this day, I have never heard anyone suggest any escape plan. For that reason alone, I simply don’t believe the Warren Commission.

I could go on but it is not my point in this post. It is a mere example of how the axiom is so true. Certainly, because of the Warren Commission’s decision to seal the investigation, it only causes suspicions to simmer. To make matters worse, it has been over 50 years and there are still things they are keeping under wraps. What is it that they don’t want known? What piece of justice are they denying to Kennedy, Oswald and to us?

Nonetheless, it has become a practice to withhold justice for a time, hoping that no one will notice. They keep saying there was no fraud in the 2020 election all the while refusing to investigate it. If they can stall us for a few years, it will destroy any evidence. Then, they can truthfully say there is no evidence of fraud.

They keep people locked up for the so called insurrection and they deny them a trial. I suspect some have never been able to enter a plea. And, forget any evidence that might clear them. It’s been six months. They have had plenty of time to hide and/or doctor any such thing.

Now, they have a new way to deny justice. You say something they don’t like and you get fired from your job. If your employee does not fire you, then they go after your employee. There is no justice. There is no court. If there were a court it would be as in the old movies. “Don’t worry. We will do it right. First we will try and convict you.” A kangaroo court would have more justice.

They wrote The Constitution to protect us from the government. They never figured they needed to protect us from the cancel culture.

And so it is, we have to watch what we do, what we say, what we think…not because of that the government might do to us, but out neighbors. Orwell was afraid of government becoming big brother. Well, big brother is here. And now, big brother gives orders to the government. And, of course, there is no justice at all. What passes for justice comes from social media.

What we call social media is really oppressive media and they do as the Nazis did prior to WWII.  They shame anyone who does not think as they think and they destroy them in the public square which they call social media.

There Goes Uncle Joe Again

Not long ago, I heard Biden say something to the effect that we need to start trusting our government again. First of all, I would never trust Biden with the time-of-day. The only way to keep him from lying is to wire his mouth shut. Second, The United States Constitution was designed on the concept that we SHOULD NEVER EVER trust government. Governments are made of men. When we trust men they will fail us. Men are inherently power hungry. It is the reason they built so many checks and balances in the our government. It is also why they put so much power in the hands of the newspapers. (Unfortunately, even the news media can fell as we have well seen,) The fact of the matter is the government that insists on our trust is likely government we should trust least.

The ideas I have written are not new. It is spread throughout the Federalist Papers. If men are left alone to rule, they will rule. They will take control and we will lose our constitutional form of government.

I wished Biden had tried to tell me I am supposed to trust him. Look what happened when we (trusted/elected?) him. Crime has sky rocked, he is the puppet of Russia and China, and he can’t even figure out which way he is supposed to go while on stage or what questions he is not supposed to answer.

Also, look what happened when we put our trust in Fauci (part of government bureaucracy). 4 million people died, the world economy went into a nose dive and no one seems to be able to get him to admit to what he has done, though it as plain as the mask on his face.

A Thing About Tyrants

I suspect all tyrants live in fear. For they know that somewhere, there is another that will take his thrown given the opportunity. It is why ancient kings had tasters, not to sample the brew offered them, but to assure it is not poison.

Hitler lived in fear of one of his generals killing him for command. To some degree there was an element of truth in it. There were those who wanted to put an end to his lunacy.

If you look down through history, you will see the bunch of them had fear. I think, if my memory serves me, the Roman Caesars had the praetorian guard, who served as body guards.

I wonder just how many guards Castro and his brother had. There were many who would have loved to kill him and his brother, who betrayed the people of Cuba by putting them under a dictatorship. You will notice I did not say communist regime as his reign was not communist but rather that of a tyrant, worse than his predecessor. Moreover, it was not a communist, though that is what it was called. There were those who had and those who had not. Far more had not. True communism distributes the wealth.

Lately, it would appear that some Cubans are fighting for their freedom. I doubt it will succeed though I hope with everything within me that it does. Without help, it is almost doomed to failure and I don’t think Biden will help them.

Besides, even if they do succeed, another tyrant will likely come in his place. It is the pattern of revelations.

The US was an amazing exception. Washington was offered a crown and he refused it. Given the opportunity to a third term as president, he turned it down.

On the other hand, how many terms has Putin been in office. Then too, look at the tyrant ruling China, president for life. The pattern likely holds true far more than I can know. Yet, in the US, it did not. It was the result of the decision of one man.

Some like to rate presidents. I rate Washington right at the top for two reasons. One, he gave up the chance to become a tyrant. Had he become king, eventually, another tyrant would have become king and the US as we know it would not exist.

Secondly, when he became president, he organized the office into what we know today. There was no cabinet until he set it up. To this day, it is very much the same. Now there are those who paint him as a horrible man and they want to remove any evidence that he ever existed.

It is true that most of the really good leaders have it pressed up on them. It is not something they seek. Lincoln was talked into running for president. It was not something he vigorously sought.

And yet, even he needed a guard. It is the pattern. There are always those who seek to overthrow the leadership, even the good ones.

And so it is that we have a small army of Secret Service agents watching over whoever is in the office. Behold, there are those who seek the office and they will take it by any means possible. To be sure, that is the way Biden took it, by using dishonest people doing dishonest things. George Washington would be appalled at his methods. Indeed, he would be appalled at the man.

Now that the criminal has established his rule as president, he is trying to do as Castro did and establish communist rule. He wants to rid the land of The Constitution and destroy that which Washing helped to build. Actually, he is also trying to destroy the memory of Washington as well.

The Ol’ Red, White and Blue

In general, the three colors in the flag have the following meaning.

The white: Purity and innocence

The red: Hardiness and valor

The blue: Vigilance, perseverance and justice

Originally one stripe was added whenever a state was added. Now, for practical reasons, they decided to make it thirteen stripes, one for each of the original colonies. Within the blue field, there is one star for each state. I had the privilege to have lived under a flag with 48 stars, then 49, then 50.

The concept was that Hawaii would add another republican state and Alaska another democrat state, which only goes to show that things don’t always turn out the way you expect. Sometimes I wish I could have bought a few of the flags with 48 stars. They just might be collectors items.

Over the years, more and more, the red has represented the blood that was given by those who gave their lives to protect both the banner and the nation for which it stands.

Now I ask you, what is it about that flag that makes it unworthy of our respect.

Maybe the nation it represents isn’t perfect. Nonetheless, it symbolizes a nation that is constantly striving to be worthy of the standards it represents. And even if you cannot bring yourself to respect the banner, you should at least respect those who died for it… and your right to complain. The vast number of nations since the beginning of recorded history never had that that right, not even the English who answered to a king until a short time before the American Revelation.

So, go ahead. Tell me what nation has provided its modern citizenry much in exchange for so little. Those who were before us paid for our freedom. With that freedom comes responsibilities. If we abuse our freedom, those behind us will not enjoy it.

So. Next time you see the flag, you just might remember what it cost.

A Curiosity

A question occurred to me yesterday and I thought I would share it. Maybe you could help me with it.

Assume the border is perfectly sealed so that no one could get in illegally. Now, an offer is made to a person. He could become a legal citizen of the US on one condition. He must first spend a year in prison.

Just how many would accept the offer? How many would take the offer if it were two years or three and so forth. How many years in prison is citizenship worth?

Then, let’s turn the question around. How many would leave the US permanently if he were offered a million dollars, or two million…or three.

Maybe, given all her faults, the US of A isn’t all that bad after all. Maybe those who like to complain about her should shut their mouths and enjoy what they have. Maybe you could let me know what you think.