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The Ten Dumbest Questions Asked by the Dumbest Earthlings

In my travels, I hear some incredibly intelligent statements made by college grads, as well as those who have never gone to college.  Intelligence is intelligence.  Stupid is just stupid.

I’ve come up with some really, really, really dumb questions asked by Neanderthals living among us.  These are the Top Ten:

1.   Will my cellphone and PlayStation work after a nuclear war ?

2.   Can I still get my beer after a nuclear war ?

3.   Will I still get a government check after a nuclear war ?

4.   If my lawnmower is out of gas, will it run if I “THINK GREEN” ?

5.   Will I go to Heaven if I don’t smoke ?

6.   If I give up my guns, will I be FREE ?

7.   If I’m really, really nice to communists and fascists, will they let me keep my house ?

8.   If there is a nuclear war, do I have to take my finals ?

9.   When I get “hit” in a war-simulation video game, will I be awarded a Purple Heart ?

10.  If I drive a car I can’t afford, does that make me rich ?

America, Unite !

When American citizens “back in the day” took typing classes, they trained on a phrase that goes like this:  “Now is the time for all good Americans to come to the aid of their country.”

It is now time for all good Americans to come to the aid of their country.

We are being threatened by communist bullies in North Korea who do not think like you and me.  They are sociopaths.  Mad men.  Rabid dogs.  One cannot negotiate with such “people.”  This “coexist” thing going around today is mindless apathy.

It is time to put your flag out in front of your home, apartment or erstwhile dwelling and commit yourself to the defense of this country.  Disregard the silly propaganda paraded around on the Net.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the Net.  But employ critical thinking, intellect, logic, common sense.

Resist divisive rhetoric.  Resist false claims.  Resist ridiculous propaganda paraded forth by lunatics.

Perhaps, the North Koreans are bluffing.  Our Secretary of  Defense doesn’t think so.  He is taking the North Koreans very seriously.   Whether one is a Democrat or Republican or Libertarian or Whatever, one needs to realize that freedom is, in fact, not free.

I recall the Cuban Missile Crisis.  It was not a fun time.  I lived in a city that was a primary target.  People back then, at least, talked of “current events,” unlike today, with some seeking to run from the  truth.

We can only have Faith that things will work out, but in the meanwhile remain vigilant.

Is Washington Irrelevant???

It’s official.  Nancy Pelosi has  announced she is bored.  Boy, do we have news for her.  Americans have been bored with Washington for years.   Now that the control freaks in D.C. have damaged individuals so severely through drug-induced legislation, what’s a girl to do?  Perhaps a new hairdo?  Our CongressPERSONS have binged on every “party favor” known to mankind, while their puppet  generals have become Chippendale models on Twitter and the smart ones left holding the fort can’t get a date.  One can certainly understand Ms. Pelosi’s dilemma.  Perhaps it’s time for the ghosts of  Emily Post, Ambrose Bierce and General George Patton to perform pantomimes on the Potomac.  Somebody needs to teach children the meaning of decorum.

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This Makes No Census To Us

Just as my wife gets out of the hospital, we get hit with a Census Form in the mail.  You know, those annoying dissertation-length,  grab-all-the-information-about-you, pandemic,  problematical incursions into one’s private life.  The questions on these forms were surely conspired by a group of deviant, wife-swapping, coke-snorting, imbibing, drooling gentlemen with IQs averaging 100 (on a good day, with the winds swirling just right and the  sun shining just right off the rear bumpers of their matched BMWs).  Pause.  Why do we need a census?  Wouldn’t it be much easier to create a CONSENSUS among the American public, who are overworked, overtaxed and over-scrutinized?

If the folks in Washington would worry less about us and be more concerned with their own deportment, we might actually get this train wreck, about-to-happen, off the fiscal cliff.

Census or spy

Insurrection On The Mount

So let me get this straight.  Ms. Clinton waves some greenbacks in Egyptian El Presidente Morsi’s  face, allowing the “bad guys” to further arm Hamas so we  (in the name of the American Public)  can have an “accord” and “cease fire,” while our Generals, West Point to the man, present their “guns” to girls who work for God- knows- who as our fleet of  Mayflowers go adrift in the Middle East to “aid American citizens in the region.”  This sounds so like LPs  we’ve listened to before that have warped so badly under the Sun.

Now “we” have the Fourth Reich established in Egypt, with a quid pro quo guaranteed by Uncle Sam, while the young ones in Egypt just want a job.  Meanwhile, back in the Holy Land of America, people are knifing those who cut in line at the local Walmart during the media-behemoth-produced  Black Friday.  A bus gets bombed in Israel while a bratty bratwurst gets the best damned deal on a 46-inch LCD TV.  Now that’s what I call an Insurrection on the Mount.

A Publisher’s Rights !

Someone slipped me a manuscript the other day.  It was a science-fiction novel.  The novel was set on some planet called Incredulous.  On this planet, the writer warns, is this slab of  land run by a narcissistic ruler embroiled in scandal.  This ruler, it seems, is at war with people across the sea he actually likes.  His generals, meanwhile, are conquering concubines and losing wars that were never declared.  At one point in the novel, an assistant to the ruler threatens to punch out a snoopy reporter asking questions about horse meat.   Strange.  It goes on to detail an economy in turmoil, with people unable to pay their rent or house payment, while insurance agents in drones yell out:  “We’ve got the best price on health insurance!”

As you readers can see, the manuscript was too divorced from reality to be considered for publication.  In the end, I had to assign it to the slush pile.

Election Fatigue Grips America !!!

Many have told me they feel as if they’ve been plunked into a time-dilating Black Hole this election season.  I don’t want to say that this thing seems to be dragging on forever, but I met a guy waiting to cast a ballot at his local precinct who was for Grover Cleveland !?!  There was this other guy who couldn’t stand it any longer and jumped out the window of his penthouse in the Upper Eastside of  NYC.  The last thing he said, before hitting the pavement, was, “It’s George W. Bush’s fault !”  Of course, this has all led to the inevitable gallows humor such as:  “What do you call 100 political pundits at the bottom of the sea?”  Answer:  “A good start.”

I don’t know about all this, but I do know I’ve grown a bit weary myself, and I LOVE politics.  Maybe there is something to this Black Hole thing.  Didn’t they “capture” the “god particle” at CERN?  All I know is the American public gets no respect, you know?  The public has to put up with sycophants kissing their babies and, in the end, they find out their kid isn’t going to get Social Security.

Well, like they say, what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger.

U.S. State Department: America’s New Pentagon?

We have witnessed horrendous events in recent days.  Attacks on American embassies.  The murder of  our consul to Libya.  And horrendous events at home, as well.  We first have Ms. Clinton’s misguided comments that only a “small group” of individuals were involved in this travesty, despite governmental assessments to the contrary.  We then have the U.S. State Department, under the direction of  Ms. Clinton, not only laying blame at the doorstep of the CIA but some American “pastor” who reportedly planned to show Innocence of  Muslims, a film shown in a Hollywood theater years ago, during his live-streaming 9/11 memorial show called “Judging Mohammad Day” that may have appeared on his website (which now does not exist!) prior to the embassy attacks.  The screening of the original film that the “pastor” had planned to share with his congregation was actually cancelled.  Curiously, the U.S. State Department failed to mention the recent Pakistani drone attack that killed key terrorists in that nation, nor did it see fit to make  any connection between the attacks and the anniversary of 9/11.  Then we have the Cairo embassy statement (directed by the U.S. State Department) apologizing to the attackers who murdered our consul, burned the American flag, and committed other vile acts that defy description.   Then the coup de grace:  The Establishment Media, mirroring the words of nations antagonistic to America, blames the whole affair on a “gaffe” by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Even the Fox Network swallows this line.  To make matters worse, the on-line edition of a major TV network has no mention whatsoever of any attacks, but instead informs us Americans of some problem somewhere involving a “straying cat.”

Calming (rather than wagging) the dog, General Dempsey, the head of the Joint Chiefs, joins the chorus by reportedly phoning the “pastor,”  no doubt at the behest of Ms. Clinton and the U.S. State Department, to chastise him for a non-existent showing of the aforementioned film, after the embassy attacks have occurred.  In addition, we now learn that U.S. Marines may not have even been given live rounds to defend our Cairo embassy.

Do the Joint Chiefs of Staff now take orders from the U.S. State Department?  Does Ms. Clinton now “outrank” the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force?  Is Ms. Clinton now the de facto President of the United States, while the one we elected slithers off to Las Vegas to meet his bundlers?

These may seem outlandish questions.  But are they?  At a press briefing not long ago, Ms. Clinton led in General Dempsey, stoop-shouldered, as if he were a cow being led to auction.

If the U.S. State Department has morphed into the Pentagon, then perhaps it is time for Congress to drastically cut funding to this new behemoth.  Perhaps it is time for those in Washington to get a grip on reality, and realize just how foolish they appear to the American public.  John and Nancy Q. Public deserve better.

 

 

Backchannel This, Mr. President

Let’s not mince words.  We are on the verge of World War III.  Meanwhile,  Mr. Obama, the President of the United States, refuses to talk “publicly” with Israel’s head of state and, instead, backchannels a chat, providing the anti-semitic hordes with a publicized Israeli snub.  These are not the actions of a Statesman.  Israel has been attacked over and over again without one word of outrage from this President.  And when the stakes rise, Mr. Obama feigns.  This telegraphs an impression to the world that the United States does not support Israel.   Ms. Clinton’s recent comments have not helped matters.  The impression that is being created, whether intentional or not, is that the United States supports terrorists, namely Islamic fascism.  Do we, as Americans, recall  9/11 ?  It was not that long ago.  The mission of any sane country is to avoid war, but when events reach a point of no-return, it is incumbent upon a country to preserve itself.  Israel has the right to defend itself against hatred and sociopathy.  As an historical note, every country that has turned its back on Israel has suffered self-inflicted damage.

Pentagon: The Little State Department

I begin this article by saying I have the highest regard for men and women serving in our Armed Forces.  I, furthermore, greatly admire and respect our Veterans of current and “forgotten” wars.  All the men in my family have served in the U.S.  military.  My mother was a personal secretary to a general at a munitions facility during World War II.  It is with deep regret that I feel compelled to share my personal views of the Pentagon.  The “voice” of the Pentagon, in its current configuration, mimics the voice of the U.S. State Department.  It is a voice we have heard before.  It is the voice of appeasement, the status quo and self-serving interests.  We read of generals being put in Leavenworth for quid pro quo deals with defense contractors.  We read of higher-ups chastising troops expressing natural frustrations.  We read of the downplaying of  Russian intrusions into American airspace and territorial waters.  We read of gross counterintelligence failures, most notably at Fort Hood.  We read of fallen soldiers being denied “live” taps at funerals because of “fiscal concerns.”  We read of horror stories at the VA.  We read of Arlington Cemetery foul-ups.  We read of soldiers being reprimanded for the most trivial of matters, while higher-ups in the Pentagon retire with swollen pensions, paid for by the American taxpayer.  The list goes on.

Let’s get to the bottom line.  The Pentagon has not won a war in over 60 years unless, of course, one counts Iraq which was indeed won but is now unraveling due to incompetence and elitist group-think.  This is not the fault of our fighting men and women

The future of the Pentagon, which I hope will once again be vital and healthy, is in jeopardy.  The Pentagon is like a listing ship heading perilously into an iceberg of entitlement.

Some say morale in the U.S. military is low.  If true, it is easy to lay blame.

Military higher-ups need to look in the mirror and ask themselves these questions:  Am I in uniform out of a sense of duty, or am I here for self-aggrandizing reasons?  Is it duty, or the pension and “goodies”?

How the brass answers these questions will determine the fate of the Pentagon.

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