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.

Some Hints on Avoiding Gun Tradgedies

Back in 1976, approximately, I heard a story in the news about a man who was killed by accident.  A woman who was licensed to carry had a .38 caliber pistol in her purse.  She casually put the purse on a counter and it went off, shooting the man next to her.

When I was in Vietnam and on guard duty, the officer-of-the-guard gave his thirty-eight to the sergeant-of-the-guard and told him to put it up.  Instead, he decided to horse around with it for a while and play quick-draw.

A marine ought to know better than that, especially a sergeant.  Accidentally, he shot another marine in the belly.  Last I heard, the man went into surgery.  I don’t know if he lived through it or not.

They were two tragic events that were preventable by following a few simple safety rules.  Every year there are more of them.

Don’t misunderstand.  I am not in favor of eliminating guns, certainly not in the Marines.  In fact, I am in favor of people being able to own guns and use them in their defense.  However, I would like to make known a few simple rules to avoid such tragedies.  First, in general, guns are not toys.  They should be respected and great care should be used for their handling and storage.

Specifically, for revolvers, the chamber under the hammer should be empty.  It means you have five instead of six bullets in the gun, but it is a small thing considering the safety factor.  It completely eliminates the possibility of the gun going off as the result of a jolt.  In the first example, it would mean not having to say she’s sorry.

Generally, the following should be followed with all guns.

  1. Until proven otherwise, all guns should be treated as if they are loaded.
  2. When proven to be unloaded, all guns should be treated as if they are loaded.
  3. Never point a gun at anyone or anything you don’t intend to shoot.
  4. Do not play with guns. If you want to play quick-draw, get a toy.
  5. Verify your target. That intruder just might be a friend or relative.  It has happened and it has caused immeasurable grief that will last a lifetime.
  6. Never threaten a person with a gun unless you are willing to use it. It is possible that your gun might be used on you.
  7. Finally, practice. It will improve accuracy and confidence.  Moreover, if you aim at one person, you don’t want to hit the person next to him… or behind him.

Remember, guns can be very permanent.  An accident with a gun can have permanent results.

“The New Green Deal?”

First, there is nothing new about communism.  It is as old as Marx, though it has been called by many different things.

Second, though it has been tried dozens of times, it has never succeeded.  I’m not saying it usually failed or even most of the time.  It has always failed.

Finally, it is a means to an end.  Vicious people have used it to gain control over people.  Stalin, might have been the first, but he was not the last.  In the name of the ideal society, he killed millions, many of them farmers.  Indeed, he killed more than Hitler.  History is full of people who promised the heaven and presented hell.  In each and every case, it has ended in a dictatorship where even thoughts are controlled.  What I say has been true 100% of the time.

In each case, those who rose to power climbed over the poor and abused.  A person would have to be blind to see that it is the same method they would like to use in the US.  Of course, they say they are different than the dictators.  Yet, they have no scruples.  They use lies, deception and trickery in every direction.  It is not to make things better for us, but rather to acquire power for them.  If they succeed, they will live in luxery while the rest of us suffer.  It is the pattern.  They don’t care about the poor and abused.  They are nothing more than tools.  When they have control, they will be worse off than before.  By the way, so will the rest of us.

Oxygen Generaters

I have come to the conclusion that oxygen generators are likely the greatest medical invention in recent history, though the name is a little misleading.  They don’t generate oxygen.  Oxygen is an element.  There is no way to create it or destroy it, that is, without resorting to fision or fusion.

Some call them oxygen concentrators.  You see theywork by filtering out the nitrogen in the air.  Once that is done, the vast remainder of what is left is oxygen.  The concentration is enough so that it is considered pure oxygen, though it does still contain some carbon dioxide and other trace gases.

Though the advantages of concentrators are many, some are not quickly noticed. Certainly, the tanks are heavier and don’t last as long. …but more than that, they are safer. Oxygen in its pure state is very dangerous. One small tank of oxygen can cause devistating damage.

Though oxygen does not burn, there are compounds that burn vigorously in the presence of pure oxygen. Steel wool smolders in normal atmosphere. In pure oxygen, it bursts into flames. A few hospitals have had blankets saturated with oxygen burst into fire. (one of many reasons to keep smoking from hospitals)
The concentrator pumps the oxygen only to the nose of the patient. This drastically reduces the volume of oxygen at any one time. Moreover, the concentrator does not increase the oxygen levels in the room. If you put an oxygen concentrator in a room and turn it up all the way, there will not be one bit more oxygen in the room, even after hours of letting it run. I must admit that the tanks generally don’t add much oxygen to a room, but they do add some.

Most people, however could care less about this aspect of the concentrators. The things are small, lightweight and simple to operate. Best yet, when plugged into a wall socket or cigarette lighter in a car, they will continue to run for months with little or no maintenence.

Although I don’t use them, nor do I know anyone that does, I would definately give this invention five stars, maybe six.

 

Pravda v Our Mainstream News Media

Pravda printed propaganda because the Soviet Union made them, more or less at the point of a gun.

The American mainstream media prints propaganda because they want to.

Other than that, I can’t see a whole lot of difference. They both bolster the benefits of socialism and rail the horrors of capitalism.  They both say how wonderful it is for one central government to run everything and the horrors of individual thought.

Remember these things:

1. Deceit does not always require a lie.  Sometimes an element of truth is more deceiving than the lie.

2. For those who like their welfare: Not everyone who gives you things is your friend.  Often, gifts are given with an element of control.  Those who give you bread today, seek to tell your children how to live, and think.  (Our forefathers gave us freedom.  Do you want to give your children bondage and tyranny.)

3. We ought to do that which is right, regardless of the penalty.  We ought not do that which is wrong, regardless of the reward.

To be sure, President Trump is trying to do that which saves lives and protects our freedom.  The dummycrats are doing all they can to stand in his way.  It is because of the open border that people seek to enter illegally, often costing their lives and freedom.  They are in favor of laws that act like magnets, such as welfare for all and college for illegal aliens that encourage their long and dangerous trek.  They make it almost impossible to send them back, which often endangers the lives of those who legally live here.  And, by the way, it also endangers the lives of those who live here illegally.

It is the dummycrats that offer free things, all the while sizing control of the government.  Once they control our government, the welfare will stop and the tyranny will begin.  It is the pattern.  It is the way it was in Russia.  It is the way it was in China.  It was what happened in Cuba and Venezuela.  Now people who live in these countries risk their lives to live here.  Once we become as they are, where do we go to seek freedom?  To what land do we go to to think as we want without the thought police looking over our shoulder.

You say it won’t happen here as it did there.  Have you taken a good look at our college campuses?  The liberals already rule those institutions, there ones that are supposed to encourage free thought.  The government is already telling us who we can do business with.  The thought police are right around the corner.  Soon they will tell us what we can or can’t preach in church.  For that matter, they just might try to do away with the churches altogether.

One world government is what the socialists seek.  It is what Karl Marx taught.  It was his ultimate goal.  It was to do away with war.  But when the government that rules the world is bad, what recourse do freedom lovers have?

 

The Error of Reagan

Way back when, I am not sure of the date, President Reagan made an error.  It was one of his few.  He agreed that they would grant citizenship to millions of illegal aliens under the agreement that the border would be secured.

Guess what.  President Reagan came through with his part of the agreement.  The dummycrats didn’t.  The border was not seured and it has not been secured to this day.

Not only was it an error but it has become a pattern.  It is similar to Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the football.  For anyone unaware, Lucy promises to hold the football while for Charlie while he kicks it.  Without fail, she moves the football right before he kicks it.  Poor Charlie never learns.  Every time, he misses the ball and ends up flat on his back.

I would hope that we don’t repeat the error of Reagan again.  If we do, maybe the Republicans are more foolish than Charlie.  Then again, maybe it is willing, or more accurately, designed foolishness.  Maybe they don’t really want THE WALL and they just want to hide behind the dummycrats.  Still, I wonder.  Do they really prefer to look so dumb?

I am beginning to think the only way that President Trump will build any kind of barrier is to declare an emergency.  If he does, he may as well do it right and build it coast to coast.  I mean, if he is going to be in for a penny, he may as well be in for a dollar.  More important, the dummycrats just might learn an important lesson, or maybe two.  For that matter, the rinos might learn a thing or two.

Then again, I doubt it.  I think that is just a little too much to hope for.  The dummycrats don’t want the wall so that they can gain power.  The rinos don’t want it because they want cheap labor.  Neither one cares a thing about the loss of life on both sides of the border and I don’t think they ever will.

My Biggest Fear

We can stop some people from coming across the border by stopping welfare.  We can almost put a total stop of illegal immigration by keeping illegals from gaining any form of employment… even the under the table type.

Of course, there are those who cross the border with all kinds of diseases.  The kids attend out schools and expose our children to such things as anti-bionic resistant TB and who knows what else.  Indeed, there might be a few diseases we don’t yet know about.  That in itself sounds like a good reason to build a wall.

Then there are all the drugs that are brought over the border.  It is true that some of it comes in through ports of entry, but the vast majority bypasses the scrutiny the border guards there.  It only stands to reason.  Why sneak the stuff through the border stations when they can just go a few miles to the side and drive the stuff over, virtually unhindered.

However, my greatest fear is that one person or group of people that bring a weapon of mass destruction into the country.  One nuclear weapon in L. A. would be more than disastrous.  There are over ten million in Los Angeles and Orange County area, more than in the city of New York.  There is a huge Navy Base in San Diego, just a few miles north of the border.  Do we really want to leave our guard down as we did at Perl Harbor?

Do you think 9-11 was bad?  If someone sets off a nuclear weapon in San Diego or Los Angeles, even if it is a small one, it will make the attack in New York seem like small potatoes.

Do we always need to learn the lessons by firsthand experience?  Do we always have to wait until after the attack to find out we are vulnerable?  My best guess is that if we wait, it will be too late.  I don’t think we will be able to recover.

The bad part is that we won’t be able to retaliate.  We won’t know who was behind it.  I guess we just just have to retaliate against everyone.  Then, as they say, there won’t be anything left but the cockroaches.

The truth of the matter is that Pelosi and cohorts know the dangers of leaving the border open.  The fact is that it is more than political.  It is about the power.  They want to control the country.  They want to control the world and they want to control everyone in it.

It is as old as civilization.  There have always been those who seem to control others.  There have always been those who want to be king of the world.  The Greeks and Romans used swords.  Hitler used guns.  The dummycrats use promises.  They promise us everything and then they take all our freedom.

In this case, it just might backfire on them.  If someone plants a nuclear bomb in Chicago, they just might want to run for the border and keep running Venezuela.  Then again, they might want to run to Cuba.  My guess is that they would be welcomed there with opened arms.

On the other hand, they would have to give up all the power they accumulated.  They just might have to work for a living.