Hello once more from probably the Maddest Jingoistic Man In West Texas.
I lost my Prayer and Varmint List but I will probably have it back next week. But this week I have seen some things done by those in our government and those who desire to be part of our government that pretty well put me on TILT.
Back in the 1950s and 1960s when many of us were still young, had you told your parents or grandparents what our country would look like after the year 2000, they would probably have had you examined for some type of serious mental problem. And, of course neither your parents, grandparents, or you yourself had any idea what the future would be like. I am sure we all had some ideas but I can guarantee you that I never thought our country would be in its present state of affairs.
Several things have happened over the past couple of weeks that make me question the mental stability of damn near all of our elected officials, particularly at the national level…. but there have also been some highly questionable actions taken by state and local officials. Let’s just look at a few:
Now you all know that I am no fan of John McCain who as far as I am concerned is a VARMINT of the highest order. But this past week, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump made the public statement that the only reason that John McCain was viewed as a hero was because he was captured and “The Donald” further went on to say that he preferred people who WERE NOT captured. In some circles, this statement put “The Donald” on everybody’s shit list…. while in other circles, some thought it was cute. Once more, I do not like John McCain even a little bit and think he is a terrible Senator but if “The Donald” was going to bad mouth McCain, he could have found a bunch of other things on which to hang his hat. Then we found out that basically “The Donald” pretty much stole his lines about preferring those who were not captured over someone who was captured from an old alleged comedy routine by alleged comedian Chris Rock, whom I dislike at least as much as I dislike John McCain and “The Donald”. But of course McCain himself has been guilty of name calling when he referred the large group of people who came to see Trump speak as… “all the CRAZIES”. But this is probably turning out to be the political behavior of many in today’s world. BUT, just count me in as a ONE OF THE CRAZIES, not because I like “The Donald” but I do support TED CRUZ whom John McCain referred to earlier as a “WHACKO BIRD”. SO, I put McCain in with a growing group of people, which also includes Donald Trump, whom I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR!!
Moving right along, I never believed we would see a United States President who supported and valued the opinion of “THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY” over his own country. But we damn sure have one in office right now. Here is a man who still will not mention that RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS ARE THE ENEMIES OF OUR NATION. Instead, every single time an incident occurs whether it be here or abroad, the first thing he tells us is to “Not Jump To Conclusions”. Let us just look at the incidents which have occurred under his LEADERSHIP?????? Of course we had the Fort Hood murders in 2009 where 14 were killed and over 30 injured when Major Nadal Malik Hasan went on a shooting spree yelling ALLAHU AKBAR which sounded a bit like a Muslim saying to me. AH, but our brilliant President and his equally clueless administration tried to convince us all that this was NOT TERRORISM but rather WORKPLACE VIOLENCE. Then later on we had an incident where another radicalized Muslim beheaded one woman and attempted to behead another in Moore, Oklahoma and the Obama administration still was hesitant to classify this as a terrorist attack.
Then just within the past week in Chattanooga, Tennessee two military recruiting stations were attacked by another Muslim and FIVE AMERICANS, 4 Marines and 1 Sailor, were killed by the same Muslim Terrorist. I could go on to name any number of other attacks on American Soil where Americans lost their lives at the hands of Radical Muslim Terrorists but all the while, the President of the United States and his band of merry men try to downplay the fact that Muslim Terrorists were at the bottom of the attacks. They keep trying to minimize these attacks by calling the “Lone Wolf” attacks. Now just stop and think back to September 11, 2001 when the four commercial aircraft were hijacked by Muslim Terrorists and crashed into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon and the fourth crashed into a Pennsylvania field killing all aboard. I am not positive but I believe that 12 Muslim Terrorists were killed in this terrorist plot according to many sources but took the lives of over 3,000 Americans. So that would mean an average of 3 hijackers per aircraft were killed. BUT the Bush Administration didn’t take long before they called it a Terrorist Attack. Of course, I can remember back a day or so later when President George W. Bush was telling us all that Islam was a “Religion of Peace”…….. yeah, right.
I heard a couple of days back that some group had conducted a poll of Muslims living in America and came up with the figure that of those Muslims polled, 51% favored SHARIA LAW and that somewhere near 90% believed that they SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. And keep in mind that those who desire to live under Sharia Law also support “Honor Killings” and “Stoning” for a number of indiscretions. SO, with this poll in mind, spare me the bull crap about how MOST MUSLIMS ARE MODERATE.
Now, let’s get back to the shootings at the Military Recruiters and at the other Military installations. The Military Recruiting Offices are “GUN FREE ZONES”. Oh, they have some dummies in the windows but no loaded firearms are allowed. It seems as if I read somewhere that this policy was instituted during the BILL CLINTON PRESIDENCY. Of course after these latest shootings in Chattanooga there has been a hue and cry for the people at these installations to be ARMED. When I see stuff like no firearms allowed at Military Installations I always have to think back to the old movie; “DR. STRANGELOVE”. There was a scene in a secretive location called “The War Room” where there were global maps displayed which showed the location of all of our strategic aircraft. An Army General and a Russian Representative began to argue and got into a tussle and the American President, played by Peter Sellers shouted….. “Gentlemen, there will be NO FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM.” I found that really funny…. but our troops being unarmed on military bases I DO NOT FIND HUMOROUS IN THE LEAST. AND, it appears that The White House was one of the LAST U.S. Government entities to finally fly their flags at half-staff in honor of those killed in the latest terrorist attack.
It would seem that things could not get any more bizarre than those things I have mentioned above BUT then in the past week we have all been able to see two different medical doctors who are connected with Planned Parenthood on undercover video tapes speaking about removing body parts from aborted babies and selling them. Both of these doctors appear to be haggling over the price of these parts and are speaking very casually about this subject with one of them speaking of seeking a “Less Crunchy” method of removal. One of them also spoke of turning the baby’s body around inside the womb so that many vital parts could be removed prior to the death of the “fetus”. AND do not forget, that Planned Parenthood could not operate without FEDERAL FUNDS…. and for those of you in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, that equals OUR TAX DOLLARS.
A couple of days back I was reading a series of one of my favorite comics…. “Dilbert”….. and read one thought that I found actually quite appropriate for the “Uninformed American Voter”. Dilbert’s pet “Dogbert” was figuring out a way to to conquer the world. He made the statement that, “IT SHOULDN’T BE TOO HARD, GIVEN THE FACT THAT I’VE PROBABLY SNEEZED MORE BRAIN CELLS THAN THE AVERAGE HUMAN USES ON ELECTION DAY”. Unfortunately over the past six years FOR SURE, the average American voter has apparently not given a serious thought as to what they were about to do to our country. They damn sure better get it right in 2016 or we are really screwed.
“The United states seems at this moment about to break the record for the worst political blunder of all time, with its Obama administration deal that will make a nuclear Iran virtually inevitable.”…THOMAS SOWELL
“Some commentators have attributed Barack Obama’s many foreign policy disasters to incompetence. But he has been politically savvy enough to repeatedly outmaneuver this opponents in America. For example, the Constitution makes it necessary for the President to get a two-thirds majority in the Senate to make any treaty valid. Yet he has Maneuvered the Republican-controlled Congress into a position where they will need a two-thirds majority in both Houses to prevent his unilaterally negotiated agreement from going into effect — just by not calling it a treaty……. If he is that savvy at home, why is he so apparently incompetent abroad? Answering that may indeed require us to think the unthinkable, that we have elected a man for whom America’s best interests are not his top priority.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“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
A few days back I watched a couple of really good programs covering the NASA program of sending a satellite past the PLANET PLUTO. Yes, that’s right, I still consider PLUTO a PLANET just as I was taught over 70 years ago. Anyway, the programs were really well done and the photos of PLUTO were exceptional. But what made it so very interesting to me was the maneuvering of the satellite by NASA via signals from Earth. I had not stopped to realize for a long time just how far away that Pluto is from Earth but realized from watching these programs that Pluto is 2.96 BILLION MILES in July, 2015. Its maximum distance due to the pronounced elliptical orbit of Pluto is 4.68 BILLION MILES from our planet. So, you can see how much work it took the people at NASA to time this photo expedition to Pluto. The people who were present at NASA when the first photos were taken….. if I heard it correctly were the grandchildren of the Astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930. This voyage took over NINE YEARS to complete this trip to Pluto. These programs further stated that the spacecraft use was the fastest traveling spacecraft in the history of NASA. So for something which did not hold all that much interest to me nine years ago has once again made me a fan of NASA and our space program which has headed South during the Obama administration……. But why should that surprise any of us.
Several people sent me an e-mail which contained a film about the old Western Movies and had some of the really good old Western actors making comments regarding their careers and some of the really great Western Movie stars. It had several short gunfight scenes which got me to thinking about how much I appreciated the old Western movies and the actors which were not only the stars but also many of the character actors who really stole a bunch of the movies. I tried to think back about some of my favorite Westerns of all times and in particular the gunfights which I considered to be outstanding. So here is my primary list of great gunfights in Western Movies. I know that I am leaving some out and if you have one or more you would like to add, feel free to do so. I am not listing these in any particular order but just some that really stood out at the time ….. AND STILL DO:
Alan Ladd v. Jack Wilson (Jack Palance); Rufe Ryker (Emile Meyer) ; Morgan Ryker (John Dierkes) —- SHANE
Robert Duvall & Kevin Costner v. Big Rancher and Sheriff —– OPEN RANGE
John Wayne v. Sweeny (Richard Boone); Pulford (Hugh O’Brien); Cobb (Bill McKinney) —— THE SHOOTIST
Robert Duvall & Thomas Haden Church v. Big Ears Bywater (Chris Mulkey) and gang —————- BROKEN TRAIL
Clint Eastwood v. Comanchero Leader (John Quade); Capt. Redlegs Terrill (Bill McKinney) and Everybody Else —————- THE OUTLAW JOSE WALES
William Holden, Ben Johnson, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates v. Entire population of Mexican Village —— THE WILD BUNCH
Just as soon as I send this out a dozen more will come to mind but these are the one’s that jump into my head for starters.
Too bad they have stopped making Westerns and are depending on special effects and bad language and loud noises to keep the attention of the audience. Sad
Please contact your U.S. Representatives and tell them to CUT THE FUNDING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD along with any funding to countries who are our potential enemies in the immediate future.
TED CRUZ; TREY GOWDY; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SCOTT WALKER, DAVID CLARKE, TOM COTTON; MIKE LEE
SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK