WISH I'D SAID THAT

My confession:
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

 

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?

 

I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

 

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.  In light of recent events - terrorists attacks, school shootings, etc.  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she  was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.

Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school.
The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbour as yourself.  And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr.  Spock's son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he's talking about.  And we said okay.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal to do with, 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. 
Funny how you can send  'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. 
Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace. 

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.
  
If you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what shape the world is in.  

My Best Regards,

 

 

 

Good grief, why has this been allowed to be the law for so long? It's unbelievable. Passing it on. Please do so yourselves. Thanks.
  
Yes, I do feel strongly about this.



No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the
U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get
50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions
in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and
receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.





If each person who receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days,
most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is
one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall
make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply
equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law
that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to
the citizens of the United States ."

You are one of my 20+. I passed it on, will you?

"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice," and these brave soldiers have given you that right!!

 


A LOT OF TRUTH IN THIS STORY ...............

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some
exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab,
the Professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept
rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter.
The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back.
He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were
trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist
regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange
question He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The young man said that it was no joke.
"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting
corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the
free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down
one side of the place where they are used to coming.

When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and
you put up another side of the fence.
They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you
have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.

The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the
gate to eat that free corn again.
You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the
wild pigs have lost their freedom.
They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon
they go back to eating the free corn .
They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the
woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
happening in America .

The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps
spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental
income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco
subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare,
medicine, drugs, etc. Not understanding this, we continually lose our
freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths:

1) There is no such thing as a free lunch, someone is paying for it.

2) When you begin to think that having your Government provide for you
and make your decisions is ok, realize that you've also given up the
freedom that goes with making your own choices.
 


This short, to the point statement should be read by everyone in AMERICA !

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English languag... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

I have never read nor heard a more truthful analogy than this one.


THIS IS A NON PARTISAN JOKE THAT CAN BE ENJOYED BY BOTH PARTIES!

NOT ONLY THAT, it is POLITICALLY CORRECT   


While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the man.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the senator.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had, while getting Rich at the expense of the people.

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

"Now it's time to visit heaven."

So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. "I don't understand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted."


A  little history lesson. 
If you don't know the answer make your best guess. Answer all the questions before looking at the answers.    
Who said it?  
1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A.  Karl Marx
B.  Adolph Hitler
C.  Joseph Stalin
D.  None of the above
 2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few . . . And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
A.  Lenin
B.  Mussolini
C.  Idi Amin
D.  None of the Above
 
3) "(We) can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
A.  Nikita Khrushev
B.  Josef Goebbels
C.  Boris Yeltsin
D.  None of the above
 
4) "We have to build a political consensus, and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own . . .in order to create this common ground."
A.  Mao Tse Dung
B.  Hugo Chavez
C.  Kim Jong Il
D.  None of the above
 
5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
A.  Karl Marx
B.  Lenin
C.  Molotov
D.  None of the above
 
6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
A.  Pinochet
B.  Milosevic
C.  Saddam Hussein
D.  None of the above
 
Answers
 
(1) D.  None of the above.  Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
(2) D.  None of the above.  Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
(3) D.  None of the above.  Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(4) D.  None of the above.  Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(5) D.  None of the above.  Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(6) D.  None of the above.  Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005  
Be afraid.
Be very afraid. 

The Aspen Times News election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man
 
Gary Hubbell
February 9, 2008
There is a great amount of interest in this year’s presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates — a woman and an African-American — while the conservative Republicans are in a quandary about their party’s nod to a quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain.

Each candidate is carefully pandering to a smorgasbord of special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and transgender people to children of illegal immigrants to working mothers to evangelical Christians. 

There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain West, left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.

His common traits are that he isn’t looking for anything from anyone — just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard.

The victimhood syndrome buzzwords — “disenfranchised,” “marginalized” and “voiceless” — don’t resonate with him. “Press ‘one’ for English” is a curse-word to him. He’s used to picking up the tab, whether it’s the company Christmas party, three sets of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding.

He believes the Constitution is to be interpreted literally, not as a “living document” open to the whims and vagaries of a panel of judges who have never worked an honest day in their lives. 

The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he’s willing to pick up a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn’t bother him.

The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina — he got his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter. 

His last name and religion don’t matter. His background might be Italian, English, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, or Russian, and he might have Cherokee, Mexican, or Puerto Rican mixed in, but he considers himself a white American. 

He’s a man’s man, the kind of guy who likes to play poker, watch football, hunt white-tailed deer, call turkeys, play golf, spend a few bucks at a strip club once in a blue moon, change his own oil and build things. He coaches baseball, soccer and football teams and doesn’t ask for a penny. He’s the kind of guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of friends, drill an oil well, weld a new bumper for his truck, design a factory and publish books. He can fill a train with 100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant on time so that you keep the lights on and never know what it took to flip that light switch.

Women either love him or hate him, but they know he’s a man, not a dishrag. If they’re looking for someone to walk all over, they’ve got the wrong guy. He stands up straight, opens doors for women and says “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am.”

He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational manner. 

He’s not a racist, but he is annoyed and disappointed when people of certain backgrounds exhibit behavior that typifies the worst stereotypes of their race. He’s willing to give everybody a fair chance if they work hard, play by the rules and learn English.

Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off. When his job site becomes flooded with illegal workers who don’t pay taxes and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers. When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement.

He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It’s not that she is a woman. It’s that she is who she is. It’s the liberal victim groups she panders to, the “poor me” attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves.

There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great majority of them voted for George Bush.

He hopes that she will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, and he will make sure that she gets beaten like a drum.
 


 


Have you ever heard that a dog "knows" when an earthquake is about to hit?
Have you ever heard that a dog can "sense" when a tornado is stirring up, even twenty miles away?

Do you remember hearing that, before the December tsunami struck
Southeast Asia, dogs started running frantically away from the seashore, at breakneck speed?
Do you know that dogs can detect cancer and other serious illnesses and danger of fire?

Somehow they always know when they can 'go for a ride' before you even ask and how do those dogs and cats get home from hundreds of miles away?


I'm a firm believer that animals - and especially dogs - have keen insights into the Truth.


And you can't tell me that dogs can't sense a potentially terrible disaster well in advance.


Simply said, a good ol' hound dog just KNOWS when something isn't right . . when impending doom is upon us . .




One of my sons serves in the military. He is still  stateside, here in  California. He called 
me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere 
she goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and 
fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them also.  But he also told me 
about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base He 
said that ahead  of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a  burkha.  He said 
when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked  about the U.S. flag lapel pin the cashier wore 
on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly," Yes, I always wear 
it and probably always will."

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her 
countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.  A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward, 
putting his arm  around my son's shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and 
gentle voice to the Iraqi woman:

"Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so 
that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR 
countrymen. It is my  belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't  
need to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak  outso loudly and clearly,
I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in
YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid. "Everyone within hearing distance 
cheered! 

 

At A Montana Restaurant

The radio station America FM was doing one of its "Is Anyone Listening?" bits this morning. The first question was, "Ever have a celebrity pull up with
 the 'Do you know who I am?' routine?"

A woman called in and said that a few years ago, while visiting her cattle rancher uncle in Billings, MT, she had occasion to go to dinner at a restaurant that does not take reservations. The wait was about 45 minutes; many ranchers and their wives were waiting. Ted Turner and his wife Jane Fonda came in the restaurant and wanted a table. The hostess informed them that they'd have to wait 45 minutes.Jane Fonda asked the hostess, "Do you know who I am?" The hostess answered, "Yes, but you'll have to wait 45 minutes." Then Jane asked if the manager was in. When the manager came out, he asked, "May I help you?" "Do you know who we are?" both Ted and Jane asked. Yes, but these folks have been waiting, and I can't put you ahead of them." Then Ted asked to speak to the owner. The owner came out, and Jane again asked, "Do you know who I am?" The owner answered, "Yes, I do. Do you know who I am? I am the owner of this restaurant and I am a Vietnam Veteran. Not only will you not get a table ahead of my friends and neighbors who have been waiting here, but you also will not be eating in my restaurant tonight or any night. Good bye."

Only in America- what a great country.  this is a true story and the name of the steak house is:

Sir Scott's Oasis Steakhouse, 204 W. Main, Manhattan, MT 59741 (406)284-6929

If you ever get there, give this fellow a sharp salute, buy a steak, and tip the waitress. Keep passing this on. We should never forget our national traitor! And let's not forget what "our gal" Hillary said to the troops in Iraq, "This war has no support from the American public."


This is another MUST READ when you can spare 5 minutes from your busy day.
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Here is an Interesting and insightful article from a Canadian Journalist
This perspective on President Bush is so unusual, coming from the Canadian Media that I had to pass it along -- also the Kipling
poem at the end has always been a favorite -- and is very applicable in this case.

George Bush, the Man!

David Warren.
The Ottawa Citizen
Sunday, September 11, 2005

There's plenty wrong with America, since you asked.  I'm tempted to say that the only difference from Canada is that
they have a few things right.  That would be unfair, of course -- I am often pleased to discover things we still get
right. But one of them would not be disaster preparation. If something happened up here, on the scale of Katrina, we 
wouldn't even have the resources to arrive late.  We would be waiting for the Americans to come save us, the same way
the government in Louisiana just waved and pointed at Washington, D.C.  The theory being that, when you're in real 
trouble, That's where the adults live.

That isn't an exaggeration.  Almost everything that has worked in the recovery operation along the U.S. Gulf Coast has
been military and National Guard.  Within a few days, under several commands, finally consolidated under the remarkable
Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, it was once again the U.S. military efficiently cobbling together a recovery operation on a 
scale beyond the capacity of any other earthly institution.

We hardly have a military up here.  We have elected one feckless government after another that has cut corners until
there is nothing substantial left.  We don't have the ability even to transport and equip our few soldiers.  Should 
disaster strike at home, on a big scale, we become a Third World country. At which point, our national smugness is of 
no avail.

From Democrats and the American Left -- the U.S. equivalent to the people who run Canada -- we are still hearing that
the disaster in New Orleans showed that a heartless, white, Republican America had abandoned its underclass.  This is 
garbage.  The great majority of those not evacuated lived in assisted housing and receive food stamps, prescription 
medicine, and government support through many other programs.  Many have, all their lives, expected someone to lift 
them to safety, without input from themselves. And the demagogic mayor they elected left, quite literally, hundreds of 
transit and school buses that could have driven them out of town parked in rows, to be lost in the flood.

Yes, that was insensitive.  But it is also the truth; and sooner or later we must acknowledge that welfare dependency 
creates exactly the sort of haplessness and social degeneration we saw on display, as the floodwaters rose.  Many  
suffered terribly, and many died, and one's heart goes out. But already the survivors are being put up in new 
accommodations, and their various entitlements have been directed to new locations.   The scale of private charity has 
also been unprecedented.

There are yet no statistics, but I'll wager the most generous state in the union will prove to have been arch-Republican 
Texas and that, nationally; contributions in cash and kind are coming disproportionately from people who vote Republican.
For the world divides into "the mouths" and "the wallets."  The Bush-bashing, both down there and up here, has so far 
lost touch with reality, as to raise questions about the bashers' state of mind.

Consult any authoritative source on how government works in the United States and you will learn that the U.S. federal 
government's legal, constitutional, and institutional responsibility for first response to Katrina, as to any natural 
disaster, was ZERO.  Notwithstanding, President  Bush took the prescient step of declaring a disaster, in order to begin
deploying FEMA and other federal assets, two full days in advance of the storm  landfall.  In the little time since, he 
has managed to co-ordinate an immense recovery operation -- the largest in human history -- without invoking martial 
powers.  He has been sufficiently presidential to respond, not even once, to the extraordinarily mendacious and childish 
blame-throwing.

One thinks of  Kipling's poem "If", which I learned to recite as a lad, and mention now in the  full knowledge that it 
drives postmodern leftoids and liberals to apoplexy -- as  does anything that is good, beautiful, or true:

"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. .  .

Unlike his critics, Bush is a man, in the full sense presented by these and the rest of the verses.  A fallible man, 
like all the rest, but a man nonetheless.


YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN
by: George Carlin
 
I Am Your Worst Nightmare. I am a BAD American. I am George Carlin.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some mid level governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!

I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way, damn it!

I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.

I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, try to do it in English.

I think fireworks should be legal on the 4th of July.

I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.

My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor. 

I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time arguing about it.

I think global warming is a big lie. Where are all those experts now, when I'm freezing my ass off during these long winters and paying, paying,! paying?

I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I didn't wander forty years In the desert after getting chased out of
Egypt.
 
I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut-the-Hell-up already.

I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson practices, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution.
Can I get an AMEN on that one?

I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're running from them.

I also think they have the right to pull your ass over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.

And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good..... and I'm proud that "God" is written on my money.

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.

I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me crap or trying to guilt me into making "donations" to their cause. These people should be targets.

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
And what the hell is going on with gas prices... again?

If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.
 
We need our country back!
 

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised  a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water?
Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day,  you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.
He continued, And that's the way it is with stress management.
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on.
As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.
So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.
Don't carry it home.
You can pick it up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.
Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.
Life is short.
Enjoy it!

And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:
* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
* Never buy a car you can't push.
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
* The second mouse gets the cheese.
* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once
* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
* A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.


The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Aye from GA.
This guy should run for President one day...

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice,
avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters.

We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone, -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness
which, by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!

(lastly....)
ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!!!


If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't.
I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish.

Sensible people of the United States speak out because if you don't, Stupid people will.


The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee ??? 
 

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.  

  A professor stood before his philosophy class and had
some items in front of him.   

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.   

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.   

 

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."    


The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---God, your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.  

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.    

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand." 

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend." 


 

  Some might find this rather racist but true.

We can't blame white people

They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: 'Why you ain't, ' Where you is'...

And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads.

You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads talking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $150.00 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics. I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father?

People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?

Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up... and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a
thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail. Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back.

People used to be ashamed... [Today] a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you're hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.

We cannot blame the white people any longer.

BILL COSBY

In a recent interview,

 
General Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. 
 
His answer was classic Schwartzkopf. 
 
The General said, "I believe that forgiving them is God's function. OUR job is to arrange the meeting.

 

To Kill an American

You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote the following to let everyone know what an American is... so they would know when they found one. (Good on ya, mate!!!!)

An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani, or Afghan.

An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.

In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.

The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need.

When the Soviet army overran Afghanistan 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.

Americans welcome the best, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best athletes. But they also welcome the least!

The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. I've been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 other countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must.

Hitler did.

So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of the world.

But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

 

Hats off to Ann Margaret~

Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in the background that was one of his treasures.

A few years ago, Ann Margaret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore. Richard wanted to see if he could get her to sign the treasured photo so he arrived at the bookstore at 12 o'clock for the 7:30 signing.


When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore, circled the parking lot and disappeared behind a parking garage.  Before her appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and no memorabilia would be permitted.


Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI's so far from home.  Ann Margaret came out looking as beautiful as ever! and, as second in line, it was soon Richard's turn.


He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo.  When he did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it. Richard said, "I understand. I just wanted her to see it."

She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, "This is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo.  I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for 'my gentlemen.'"

With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him.  She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them  There weren't too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear.  She then posed for pictures and acted as if he was the only one there.


Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet.  When I asked if he'd like to talk about it, my big strong husband broke down in tears.  "That's the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army," he said.


That night was a turning point for him.  He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet.  I'll never forget Ann Margaret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.


I now make it a point to say "Thank you" to every person I come across who served in our Armed Forces.  Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those who have served their country.


 

 

Subject: Denzel Washington
Subject: Brooks Army Medical Center

Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troups at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers that have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the States, especially burn victims. They have buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base but as you can imagine, they are almost completely filled most of the time.

 


While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it.











The question I have is why does Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Sean Penn and other Hollywood types make front page news with their anti-everything America crap and this doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the base newspaper in San Antonio

!

A true American and friend to all in uniform!




From the Arizona Republic online.....

A complaint post from a moron, and the reply:
Complaint:
Quote:
  A wake-up call from Luke's jets
Jun. 23, 2005 12:00 AM

"Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the morning air show?

Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune!
Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns' early-bird special?

Any response would be appreciated."


The reply is classic, and a testament to the professionalism and heroism of the folks in the armed services. 

The response:
Quote:
Regarding "A wake-up call from Luke's jets" (Letters, Thursday):


On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt Jeremy Fresques.

Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.

At 9 a.m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend.

Based on the letter writer's recount of the flyby, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the president of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.
  A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force pays to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

The letter writer asks, "Whom do we thank for the morning air show?"
  The 56th Fighter Wing will call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.


Lt. Col. Scott Pleus
CO 63rd Fighter Squadron
Luke Air Force Base

 

Our Men in IRAQ have a message for Hanoi Jane.
 
 
 
 

 

ALERT: "I am pro-American... That means defending American interests as vigorously as possible and seeing yourself as an advocate for the U.S. rather than as a guardian of the world itself."

Sounds great, right? Wouldn't it sound even better if the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations was the one saying it?

That's exactly what we could have... if President Bush's nominee, John Bolton, is approved by the U.S. Senate. After all, it was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton who actually DID say those words. And now Pres. Bush has nominated him to be our U.N. Ambassador.

But guess what? Liberals in the Senate -- and their radical leftist allies like "Citizens for Global Solutions" (the new name of the "World Federalist Association," a group openly dedicated to world government and global taxes) and George Soros' front groups, the "Open Society Policy Center" and the "American Progress Action Fund" -- are doing everything they can to STOP Bolton's nomination.

Let's see: Pres. Bush nominates a decidedly pro-American patriot as our ambassador to the anti-American United Nations, and true to form, the Left falls all over itself trying to obstruct his nomination.

And what's worse... they're close to succeeding. So once again, it's up to YOU and ME -- and hundreds of thousands of patriots across America -- to stand up for what's RIGHT, and DEMAND that our Senators take a stand AGAINST the anti-American Left and support Pres. Bush's conservative nominee.

But to be heard, we have to FLOOD the offices of these Senators with messages that they can't ignore... and once again, we've got just the way to to it.

TAKE ACTION: The Senate is set to begin hearings on Bolton's nomination this coming week -- and they MUST hear from you TODAY. It is URGENT that you let them know that we NEED a man like John Bolton as our voice on the UN Security Council.

And right now, you can send a personalized Blast Fax to EVERY SINGLE U.S. SENATOR, demanding that they SUPPORT Bolton's nomination!

HELP US WIN THIS FIGHT AGAINST THE FORCES OF ANTI-AMERICANISM! If we can FLOOD the offices of all of the Senators with HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of faxes, demanding that they vote FOR Undersecretary Bolton, we CAN stop the liberals dead in their tracks. But we need YOUR help. Send your Blast Faxes to the GOP Senators or the Democrat Senators for just $19, or EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Senators AT ONCE for just $29, RIGHT NOW:

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We need to FLOOD the Senate with faxes. They MUST KNOW that you want them to stand up to George Soros and the radical left-wing globalists!

NOTE: Five ex-Secretaries of State have come out urging the Senate to confirm Bolton. Former Senator Jesse Helms once remarked that "John Bolton is the kind of man with whom I would stand at Armageddon." Shouldn't we stand with him NOW, when he needs our support -- and America needs him? Send your faxes today!

As always, you can also send a FREE message to your U.S. Senators, demanding that they support a PRO-AMERICAN as our new Ambassador to the ANTI-AMERICAN United Nations -- just go to http://www.rightmarch.com/040805.htm now. Be sure to send this Alert to EVERYONE you know who wants to help FIGHT BACK against the forces of globalism. Thank you!

Sincerely,


William Greene, President
RightMarch.com

AMEN!

DID YOU KNOW THIS?

Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?

Did you know that the Iraqi government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?

Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been built in Iraq?

Did you know that Iraqs higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2004 for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational? They have 5- 100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels and a navel infantry regiment.

Did you know that Iraqs Air Force consists of three operation squadrons,  9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft which operate day and night, and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 bell jet rangers?

Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?

Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained and equipped police officers?

Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq that produce over 3500 new officers each 8 weeks?

Did you know there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq? They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.

Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5 have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?

Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid October?

Did you know that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?

Did you know that Iraq has an independent media that consist of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?

Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?

Did you know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a recent televised debate recently?

OF COURSE WE DIDN'T KNOW!

WHY DIDN'T WE KNOW? OUR LIBERAL MEDIA WOULDN'T TELL US!

Because a Bush- hating media and the Democratic Party would rather see the world blow up than lose their power.

Instead of shouting these accomplishments from every rooftop, they would rather show photos of what a few perverted malcontent soldiers have done in prisons in many cases never disclosing the circumstances surrounding the events.

Instead of showing our love for our country, we get photos of flag burning incidents at Abu Ghraib and people throwing snowballs at presidential motorcades.

The lack of accentuating the positive in Iraq serves only one purpose. It undermines the worlds perception of the United States and our soldiers.

 

WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID:
Things that make you think a little........

1. There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during January.... In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January. That's just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war torn country of Iraq.

2. When some claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war, remember the following:

a. FDR...led us into World War II.

b. Germany never attacked us: Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost, an average of 112,500 per year.

c. Truman...finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,334 per year.

d. John F. Kennedy. .started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.

e. Johnson...turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.

f. Clinton...went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

g. In the years since terrorists attacked us President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and, captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking, but...It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation. We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard, than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chapaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!

The Military morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts. But wait, there's more......................

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR) Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13 Some people still don't understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one man's explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living. This is a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): "How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?" Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): "I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program.  It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank."

"I ask you to go with me ... as I went the other day... to a veteran's hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye, and tell THEM they didn't hold a job!

You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee... and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN - who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication to a purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more important than life itself.

And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible. I HAVE held a job, Howard! What about you?"

For those who don't remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he's a Senator!

 

Words of wisdom from a newly retired 4 star General What a magnificent and insightful view of what this war on Terrorism is actually about.
 
General Hawley, is a newly retired USAF 4 star General. He commanded the Air Combat Command [our front-line fighters and bombers] at Langley AFB, VA. He is now retired and no longer required to be politically correct. A true patriot!
 
" Since the attack [9-11], I have seen, heard, and read thoughts of such surprising stupidity that they must be addressed. You've heard them too.

Here they are:
1) "We're not good, they're not evil, everything is relative." Listen carefully: We're good, they're evil, nothing is relative. Say it with me now and free yourselves. You see, folks, saying "We're good" doesn't mean,"We're perfect." Okay? The only perfect being is the bearded guy on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The plain fact is that our country has, with all our mistakes and blunders, always been and always will be the greatest beacon of freedom, charity, opportunity, and affection in history. If you need proof, open all the borders on Earth> and see what happens.
 
2) "Violence only leads to more violence." This one is so stupid you usually have to be the president of an Ivy League university to say it. Here's the truth, which you know in your heads and hearts already: Ineffective, unfocused violence leads to more violence. Limp, panicky, half measures lead to more violence. However, complete, fully thought through, professional, well executed violence never leads to more violence because, you see, afterwards, the other guys are all dead. That's right, dead. Not "on trial," not "reeducated," not "nurtured back into the bosom of love." Dead.
 
3) "The CIA and the rest of our intelligence community have failed us." For 25 years we have chained our spies like dogs to a stake in the ground, and now that the house has been robbed, we yell at them for not protecting us.  Starting in the late seventies, under Carter appointee Stansfield Turner, the giant brains who get these giant ideas decided that the best way to gather international intelligence was to use spy satellites "After all, [they reasoned), you can see a license plate from 200 miles away." This is very helpful if you've been attacked by a license plate. Unfortunately, we were attacked by humans.  Finding humans is not possible with satellites. You have to use other humans. When we bought all our satellites, we fired all our humans, and here's the really stupid part. It takes years, decades to infiltrate new humans into the worst places of the world. You can't just have a guy who looks like Gary Busey in a Spring Break '93 sweatshirt plop himself down in a coffee shop in Kabul and say "Hi ya, boys. Gee, I sure would like to meet that bin Laden fella.  "Well, you can, but all you'd be doing is giving the bad guys a story they'll be telling for years."
 
4) "These people are poor and helpless, and that's why they're angry at us."   Uh-huh, and Jeffrey Dahmer's frozen head collection was just a desperate cry for help. The terrorists and their backers are richer than Elton John and, ironically, a good deal less annoying. The poor helpless people, you see, are the villagers they tortured and murdered to stay in power. Mohammed Atta, one of the evil scumbags who steered those planes into the killing grounds is the son of a Cairo surgeon. But you knew this, too. In the Sixties and Seventies, all the pinheads marching against the war were upper-middle-class college kids who grabbed any cause they could think of to get out of their final papers and spend more time drinking. It's the same today."
 
5) "Any profiling is racial profiling." Who's killing us here, the Norwegians? Just days after the attack, the New York Times had an article saying dozens of extended members of the gazillionaire bin Laden family living in America were afraid of reprisals and left in a huff, never to return to studying at Harvard and using too much Drakkar. I'm crushed. Please come back. Let's all stop singing "We Are the World" for a minute and think practically. I don't want to be sitting on the floor in the back of a plane four seconds away from hitting Mt.Rushmore and turn, grinning, to the guy next to me to say, "Well, at least we didn't offend them."
 
SO HERE'S what I resolve for the New Year: Never to forget our murdered brothers and sisters Never to let the relativists get away with their immoral thinking. After all, no matter what your daughter's political science professor says, we didn't start this. Have you seen that bumper sticker that says, "No More Hiroshima's?" I wish I had one that says, "No More Pearl Harbors."

 

Poem for the French - written by an American Patriot....
  
  Eleven thousand soldiers
  lay beneath the dirt and stone,
  all buried on a distant land
  so far away from home.
 
  For just a strip of dismal beach
  they paid a hero's price,
  to save a foreign nation
  They all made the sacrifice.
 
  And now the shores of Normandy
  Are lined with blocks of white:
  Americans who didn't turn
  from someone else's plight.
 
  Eleven thousand reasons
  for the French to take our side,
  but in the moment of our need,
  they chose to run and hide.
 
  Chirac said every war means loss,
  perhaps for France that's true,
  for they've lost every battle
  since the days of Waterloo.
 
  Without a soldier worth a damn
  to be found within the region,
  the French became the only land
  to need a Foreign Legion.
 
  You French all say we're arrogant.
  Well hell, we've earned the right--
  We saved your sorry nation
  when you lacked the guts to fight.
 
  But now you've made a big mistake,
  and one that you'll regret;
  you took sides with our enemies,
  and that we won't forget.
 
  It wasn't just our citizens
  you spit on when you turned,
  but every one of yours
  who fell the day the towers burned.
 
  You spit upon our soldiers,
  on our pilots and Marines,
  and now you'll get a little sense
  of just what payback means.
 
  So keep your Paris fashions
  and your wine and your champagne,
  and find some other market
  that will buy a French airplane.
 
  And try to find somebody else
  to wear your French cologne,
  for you're about to find out
  what it means to stand alone.
 
  You see, you need us far more
  than we ever needed you.
  America has better friends
  who know how to be true.
 
  I'd rather stand with warriors
  who have the will and might,
  than huddle in the dark
  with those whose only flag is white.
 
  I'll take the Brits, the Aussies,
  the Israelis and the rest,
  for when it comes to valor
  we have seen that they're the best.
 
  We'll count on one another
  as we face a moment dire,
  while you sit on the sideline
  with a sign, "friendship for hire."
 
  We'll win this war without you
  and we'll total up the cost,
  and take it from your foreign aid,
  and then you'll feel the loss.
 
  And when your nation starts to fall,
  well Frenchie, you can spare us,
  just call the Germans for a hand,
  they know the way to Paris!