Greetings once again from The Headquarters Of Jingoistic Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial West Texans.
With John Boehner resigning his position as Speaker Of The House Of Representatives, one phrase comes to my mind:
“ADIOS TONTO AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON”
Over the past couple of days I have been watching video clips of various people from a number of different nations who have spoken before the United Nations General Assembly. As I watched these different world leaders speak, I came to the conclusion that some appeared strong and some appeared weak. SO, I decided to compare the various world leaders to various sports figures or teams:
Benjamin Netanyahu…. Israel: Rocky Marciano – Undefeated Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Vladimir Putin ….. Russia: Jack Dempsey – Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Xi Jinping …… People’s Republic of China: Christian Okoye – Former Monster Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs (also known as The Nigerian Nightmare)
Hassan Rouhani ……. Iran: Charles “Sonny” Liston – Former World Heavyweight Champion (Tough but a pure criminal at heart)
Barack Hussein Obama… President of the United States: The United States Women’s Synchronized Swimming Team
If this sounds as if I am making light of the leadership (or lack thereof) of the United States Government then you are most perceptive. I have never been more ashamed of the United States representation in speaking before the United Nations General Assembly than in the past few days. As I stated, while I have little or no use for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, or Hassan Rouhani, I still believe that they do a much better job of representing their countries than does our own President or any of his incompetent appointees.
While Barack Hussein Obama was making fools of the United States before the UN, I watched several interviews with his Secretary of State, John Kerry and came to the conclusion that even though John Kerry is a veteran he is pure candy ass when it comes to dealing with other nations. I just hope our country and our allies can survive until the Obama Administration can be replaced….. hopefully by someone other than Hillary Clinton.
Our country has reached a very low spot in world affairs and particularly in the Middle East and the Syrian Civil War. Even some of the European countries are looking stronger than the U.S. in their handling of so called “REFUGEES” from Syria. You had better be ready for thousands of these gems to be on our shores before too much longer.
Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida, Sherry Welch, Shirley Boatright, Dick Burnett, Kaylee King (2) – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA
GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, CAPT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – US MARINE CORPS – Kenneth Thomas – USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates, MSGT James Beasley – US AIR FORCE – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker (and crew of the USS ANZIO), LT JG Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA 74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.
“Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of ‘affordable housing’, as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make housing unaffordable than those same politicians and their supporters.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“Today’s Republicans who proclaim a need to ‘reach out’ to a wider constituency almost invariably mean pandering to those groups’ current beliefs, not showing them how your agenda and your principles — if you have any — apply to their situation and to the good of the country.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”… THOMAS JEFFERSON
“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY
Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA), Charles E. Samuels Jr., Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D), San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI, John Kirby (State Department Spokesman), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD),
MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, AL SHARPTON, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News, MICHAEL MOORE, Bryant Gumbel, BLACK LIVES MATTER
The reason that my weekly thoughts are a day late is due to the fact that I went out of town to attend a retirement party to honor a man who was retiring after completing 45 years in Law Enforcement. That is the exact same length of my own Law Enforcement career. But what made this event even more special was the fact that this man was retiring as the Chief of Police of a smaller Police Department located in a community in the Texas Hill Country and that this community is a rapidly growing upper income population. I had worked with or for this man from 1976 through 1990 in New Mexico. Twelve of those years were with the Hobbs Police Department. He was the Chief of Police in Hobbs from 1984 until 1990 when he retired in order to run for Sheriff of Lea County, New Mexico. He was elected as Lea County Sheriff for two terms (8 years). He was able to bring a degree of professionalism to both departments which neither had enjoyed until his tenure as the head of those departments.
I was still employed at the Hobbs PD until my retirement in 1996. When I retired I was elected to the Hobbs City Commission. This occurred only a few weeks after my retirement so I was pretty busy during that time. Then almost immediately I was hired under contract to conduct two Internal Affairs Investigations for the Lea County Detention Facility (for those of you residing in the People’s Republic of San Francisco that would be the County Jail). Just as soon as those investigations came to a conclusion I was faced with having a lot if idle time on my hands with nothing coming available to really hold my interest. I was going through a period where I felt that perhaps I was not performing tasks, other than the two City Commission meetings per month, which were of much value to me or my community.
Then one day in 1996 my telephone rang and it was my friend who was now the Sheriff of Lea County who asked me if I could come visit with him at the County Sheriff’s Office in Lovington, New Mexico. So I took off and went up there to talk with the Sheriff and to my surprise he asked me if I would be interested in coming to work on a part-time basis in his Investigation Division. That would be like asking Peyton Manning if he would like to win another Super Bowl.
Since I was limited as to how much salary I could make without it having an effect on my full time retirement, I didn’t even inquire as to what the salary would be. I was just happy that I could get back to doing something that I not only really loved but had been fairly successful in this type of work in the past. So I was back working for the man for whom I worked as a Detective Lieutenant for six years. I got to work with some really good Officers and even after my friend had served his two terms as Sheriff and went into retirement again I was able to continue my work as a member of the Region VI Drug Task Force where I worked until 2003 when I was really ready to completely retire.
However, even though my friend retired from the Sheriff’s Department, it was not long until he had the opportunity to interview for the job of Chief of Police for the Texas Hill Country Community. Of course he as hired and served as the Chief of Police for this community for 16 years until his retirement two days ago. I don’t know whether or not you realize what an accomplishment that is to be able to retain a Police Chief’s position for 16 years. It is extremely rare and I cannot think of a single person whom I have known who was able to maintain that position for that length of time. It speaks highly of this man’s knowledge, leadership and management skills to have accomplished this. So what I am saying is that out of 45 years in Law Enforcement, my friend occupied the top spot for three agencies for 30 years. That is truly amazing.
There were people from his community as well as former employees and business people from Texas and New Mexico who attended this retirement function. I had the opportunity to not only visit with my friend who was retiring but also some other folks with whom I had worked over the years. Being able to see them again was a real plus. All in all, it was the largest Law Enforcement retirement function I have ever attended.
And to top it off, I was able to meet my friend’s replacement as Police Chief who is a retired Texas Ranger. I also got to meet two other retired Texas Rangers who are presently with that department.
Additionally I got to visit with my friend’s family whom I hold in the highest regard as well as the families of several other former co-workers and some friends who are retired Federal Agents and current office holders. I am sure I will never attend another retirement gathering where the retiree is held in such high esteem as is my friend. And as it was ending someone made mention of the fact that regardless of the size of the community or the size of the department, my friend would have been successful. I am in total agreement.
As you noticed I have intentionally left out names and names of places. Due to my comments and opinions being somewhat caustic in nature in some instances I did not want to send out anything that could possibly cause any of these wonderful people any problems in the future.
I heard somewhere that John Kerry’s picture will be on the cover of “INCOMPETENTS ILLUSTRATED” – Swimsuit Issue
TED CRUZ; TREY GOWDY; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; DAVID CLARKE, TOM COTTON; MIKE LEE
SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK