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Thanksgiving, God and Joe American

November 20, 2017
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My father-in-law passed away peacefully in his sleep last week.  He was 92 and the original American piece of work.  He had children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He never wanted much, just his own way.

Joseph, was a product of the end of the first world war.  He was second generation Italian on one side, and on another had an ancestor that fought in the Civil War.  Being a history and genealogy junkie, I liked to feed him tidbits of research on his background.  Tidbits that helped strengthened his belief in his family’s foundation and confident in its  accomplishments.   He thought that it was so great that there existed an historical map of his lifetime through these tidbits, a picture of the ship from the 1800s where parts of his family had come back and forth from Italy,  the census from 1910, and his Navy discharge papers that were long lost  after his service in the South Pacific in WWII.

He was a small handsome Italian guy, blonde with blue eyes; just a regular Joe.

His history was very important to him.  It helped him know that he didn’t arrive on this earth alone.  He talked always of his city of Philadelphia, where he was born and raised and where he raised his own.  He talked of how such and such a thing ended up where, who built it and who tore it down.

He was brought to this place by the grace of God through his ancestors from places which were not nearly as prosperous as the one they were headed for.  America.  Relatives worked all means of dirty, skilled and semi-skilled jobs.    He was so proud of them.

In recent years we have been reprimanded,  warned not to be haughty over the success of the American dream and the infrastructure built by average Americans that built the strongest economy in the world.  We were told, “No, you didn’t build that”.

The American dream has almost NOTHING to do with money or entitlement.   It is uniquely American in that any average Joe, who keeps his shoulder to the wheel, and has the drive, can provide a nice living for his family and extended family.  A family history did NOTHING to hold him back.  Because his grandfather was a shoemaker, it didn’t mean he couldn’t be an electrician or a plumber or a doctor or whatever it took to thrive given his determination and abilities.   Class has nothing to do with anything in America.  Only those who wish to hold on to power or wealth and try to keep you poor and dependent will tell you that it does.

Petty Officer Joe American was buried with full ceremony and honors for his rank, with taps and a shot gun salute and the entire nine yards of military tribute.  His rank  not given due to his lineage or royalty as would have been true in Europe.  It was earned.  He was an American, a classic product of the blessed and noble American experiment wrought from the European Enlightenment.

On this Thanksgiving Day, thank God first of course, but then also thank Joe and all of his fellow veterans and family who gave us what we have and shame on those who seek to diminish it.

The Donalds Deal with The Devil

September 7, 2017
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The deal for quick approval to Hurricane Harvey Relief money President Trump made with the Democrat leadership raised the debt ceiling temporarily for 3 months, an almost worthless gift to the Democrats, No matter what Kabuki theatre the Republicans put out there, THEY will ultimately have to raise the debt ceiling for a longer period, which was true before the deal and will remain true after the next bill. He made a deal with the Rats, gave them next to nothing and got help for Harvey victims as a work around to get the aid to TX and LA as fast as possible, sending the message to those beleaguered folks that we’ve got your back. What a concept; concern for the little guy tax payer first.

He actually un-politicized the aid to Harvey victims, by getting the job done in real time. He has proven that unlike the party hacks in Republican Leadership, Trump gives a damn. Raising the debt ceiling is nearly inevitable in any case, so what did he really give up to get the money for Texas and Louisiana? Less than nothing. In making this deal he did something of course less important than aid to Harvey victims; He emphasized that a demon republican elite class is not relevant to the advancement of the Trump’s agenda, because the Elites have made themselves so.
Republicans acting like leftist Democrats make working with the literal Democrats not only not a betrayal, but necessary.

Back in 2010 when so many of us backed Allen West for congress who promised he would not vote to raise the debt ceiling, within a week of getting sworn in, he voted to raise the debt ceiling and joined the congressional black caucus. These kinds of betrayals have become a regular staple of the political diet of the American people. What is in the tap water up there in the District of Criminals? I suspect its Lithium…..or LSD…..or both; The drugs would make the politico’s totally screwed up and really happy about it.

I rest my case.

But at the same time the President sent a message to McConnell and Ryan. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” and they have proven time and time again to be the enemy of the peoples agenda. Remember folks what the DC Republican crowd called the tea partiers after they got them the House and Senate? Everything BUT Nazi’s! Now we are talking betrayal.

What is stopping the GOP leadership from pushing a long term debt ceiling agreement in December? Zero. But the deal did serve to make McConnell swallow his lower lip. There is a pic in the WSJ of him with the DEM leadership and he looks like he is in total shock. Couldn’t happen to a nicer jack ass.*

From the Wall Street Journal –
“ Privately, Senate Republican aides said the deal registered as a rebuke, following a stormy summer in which Senate Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act and chastised Mr. Trump for his remarks re Charlottesville. Republicans – the stupid party.”

 

*For more go to the Daily Signal and Weasel Zippers, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal and One America News Network.

Organizations Sending Aid and Volunteers to Assist Harvey Victims

August 31, 2017
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NOW

Acorn

Occupy

Screen Actors Guild

Black Lives Matter

NEA

NAACP

SPLC

Muslim Brotherhood

NFL

NBA

Sierra Club

Rainbow Coalition

AntiFA

ACLU

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Muslim Students Association

What’s that you say???  They’re not??

Oh……….sorry

……my bad  

N.B.  Hey!  Typing with one hand so I can’t exactly do War and Peace II .  Prayer requested for all impacted by Harvey.  God Bless the USA.

Insanity; The New Collusion

July 5, 2017
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Can you hear it?  There it is again. A quiet but frenzied drum beat building not so far off in the distance.  It is the sound of one new overplayed empty hand striking yet another.  The sound is hollow.  There’s nearly nothing there.

Wonder where all Trumps alleged sexual assault accusers went?  The woman Trump called Ms. Piggy?  The consultant he sent to Cuba in the 90s? Racial discrimination in housing?  Child rape?  Marital rape? Income tax evasion?  Gloria Allred? Rosie O’Donnell screaming “nyet nyet nyet”?

They have thrown almost everything at the wall and consistently miss their target.  Their stockpile boomerangs and piles at the feet of the media in a very steamy, smelly and conspicuous heap.   Hail storms of leftist lies have been thrown not just at the President, but in many ways at the American people.

We haven’t much cared for the experience.

The Presidents use of Twitter has gratefully escalated in response as we’ve been treated to a months long tidal wave of accusatory Trump hashtags #Russia, #obstructionofjustice #parisagreement.  Yet still, no #gotchaTrump”  storyline has gelled for the fake news proliferators.

No evil, corrupt or criminal pseudo-scandal has even scratched the man.  So what’s a committed rules-for-radicals type to do?  Their frustration is showing, but never so desperate or so demonstrative as their latest effort on the heals of the embarrassing failures of #collusion and #blackmail.

They’ve finally arrived at #insanity.

There you have it.  “Insanity” is the new “collusion”.  Watch for it.  They still believe that its not the tactic that they are using against Donald Trump that isn’t working, its the ammunition that’s causing their attacks to fall short.  Albert Einstein is often credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.

Might we mercifully suggest to the Pravda wing of the Democrat party that it may be time to give the belligerent attacks at the President a rest.

Dusty Stuff in the Throttlebottom Attic

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