WE DO NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS
…..at least we did not in the past. Putting little signs on Face book or Twitter saying “return our girls” is simply ineffective and childish. Who or what kind of people do you think we are dealing with? These are radical Islamists, enemies of freedom and enemies of the United States of America. In my view (by THEIR own actions) they are the lowest form of life on the planet. Their clown leader is now saying he wants to trade the abducted school girls for militant prisoners. He claims the girls have been converted to Islam from Christianity. In 2 or 3 weeks? That is totally absurd. The Lord works in many strange and mysterious ways, but I guarantee this is NOT one of them. More than likely they were coerced or threatened with bodily harm so they are playing his game in order to save their lives. I seriously doubt any Christian would have made such a conversion willingly. We need to seek out their rat hole in Nigeria, send in some drones to kill as many of the rats as we can. That will clear the way for a rescue of these innocent children.
“Domestic steelmakers are under an import “assault”
… and the problem is global steel overcapacity, particularly from China, which is putting pressure on both prices and profits. The steel industry has been talking about trade issues for more than 14 years and has had to learn to adapt to survive despite import pressure (and a lack of action from Washington). The US steel industry is running only at 77% of production capacity despite having the lowest-cost and most efficient production in the world. It doesn’t make sense that companies in other countries can buy scrap in this country, ship it back to their country, make it into steel, ship it back to the US and sell it back below our cost to produce.”
Condensed from a May 8, 2014 article in the American Metal Market
This is exactly what I mean when I encourage people to “buy American made products” We are at war every day in business, competition is difficult enough here at home without having to fight with subsidized imports and it creates a non-level playing field. All things being equal, the United States can kick anybody’s ass on any day. I am aware that many shops and other consumers purchase steel and other goods based only on low cost. Look where that has gotten us: the docks are loaded with foreign made steel, parts, castings, cars, wood etc. You ask where the good paying middle class jobs have gone. Take ride down to the docks or pay more attention to the “made in…” stamp on any goods you purchase. We have only been hurting ourselves and giving up long term benefits for short term gains.
Men in Pink
I know last Sunday was Mother’s Day but what is up with men playing baseball and men playing football wearing pink? I mean pink bats? Pink shoes? Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to honor your mother, that’s why we have Mother’s Day- to celebrate with them, for them. It’s good to be aware of breast cancer. All well and good. I am just not a big fan of men in pink. Father’s day is coming up, is there a color to honor the men who have done so much? Do we have a color for, or a day for, Prostate Cancer Awareness? Is there a war on men? Hmmmmm…..
Freedom of Diversity
What is up with everyone playing the race card? I am tired of hearing about the Clippers’ owner; tired of hearing the reverse racist vitriol directed at him for expressing his view in what he thought was a private conversation. There are extremist wackos who thrive on dividing our country, promoting hate in order to fill their own pockets. Is this really where we have come to in our short experiment with freedom? Those who were enslaved were made free by the American Civil War. Many white men and women, Americans all, gave their lives to guarantee freedom for those enslaved. Does racism exist? Yes it does, but it is not only directed against blacks: White people, the Jews, the Christians, the Irish, the Italians, you name it, they all experience some form of racism or resentment for who they are, what they believe. In the mind of the racist, someone else is always responsible for their misery so they must hate.
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye…” Matthew 7:5
How sad this is in our great country.
So, I heard on the news last night that a former US military soldier (for some reason I can’t recall the freak’s name), who has been charged with treason, has now been granted the monies to receive a sex change operation….at our expense! A traitor! Are you kidding me? There are hearings going on right now where they are investigating “secret waiting lists” which are keeping American Veteran’s from receiving the medical attention they need but this freak gets a sex change operation paid for by the American people? He is a damned traitor. What are these people thinking? This is so annoying to me. Just shoot that piece of crap and put him out of his misery.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum
Dedicated the 9/11 Memorial Museum yesterday in New York, I was moved to tears by the story the President recounted of a brave young American patriot, the man with the red kerchief, who kept his cool through this, led many to safety down 17 smoke and fire filled flights of stairs, carrying one woman on his back. Then he went back in and up those 17 floors to save more people. What a hero, a model of American exceptionalism. God bless that man. We ARE exceptional in the world, if only our citizenry and politicians would embrace it, promote it, protect it and advance it.
What else is annoying me this week, oh, I know, yesterday in 150 American cities fast food workers walked off their jobs to demand an increase in the minimum wage from around $8.00 per hour to $15.00 per hour. Stinking thinking. What will happen, if this persists, is that these places will automate their operations and there will be no need for a minimum wage worker as a machine will gladly do the work, won’t complain, won’t get cold, won’t get hot, won’t get sick, won’t complain, won’t steal, won’t take vacations…the list goes on.
A Father’s Pride
I must puff up for a moment, my daughter Ashleigh will graduate this evening, earning her Master’s Degree in nursing. A Nurse Practioner! I am very proud of her. She will be a fantastic nurse and a benefit to many people in her career as she has a very unique view of life after nearly losing hers some years ago in an auto accident. I am so proud…..
Fast & Furious-providing weapons to criminals leading to a loss of American life. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The loss of 4 American lives at our embassy in Benghazi, Libya. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The IRS targeting conservative political groups for tax-exempt status. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The National Security Administration eavesdropping on the phone calls of American citizens. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The software program created for the Affordable Healthcare Act, at a cost of $1 billion (thus far) and 3 ½ years to “perfect”, has been unusable to the American people. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
Spying on our Allies, specifically Angela Merkel of Germany. No one held accountable. The president was unaware. (Although these things go on knowingly between countries all the time, the fact that our president denies knowledge of this is just another sign of his incompetence as the leader of the most powerful country on the planet).
“If you like your current insurance plan you can keep it. Period” Barack Obama
“If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period” Barack Obama
Have a great weekend and….
Hug your children and grandchildren, tell them you love them.
Buy American made products whenever you can.
Hire a Veteran: they are patriots, honest, hard working, disciplined, loyal…. and …. They need and deserve our support.
God Bless America