I have not written in several weeks due to an unexpected health issue, however the earth continues to spin so I’m playing some catch up here, but before I move on I want to take a moment to remember the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.
To recall the sacrifices made by the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the destruction of Hitler’s Europe. Who knows where the world would be today without the supreme effort and sacrifice of those brave men and women. God bless them all.
Iraqi Civil War
Today, one week later on June 13, things are moving toward civil war in Iraq. Mosul has fallen to insurgents, Tikrit, Saddam’s old home has also fallen. Some 4,000 Americans sacrificed their lives in that sand pit and I believe the figure is some 30,000 Americans wounded during the Iraq war.
The United States spent nearly $1 trillion dollars there. Hard military assets recently in the hands of the Iraqi army, are now in the hands of militants as the Iraqi military shed their uniforms and flee…..our president does nothing, though I know we do NOT want to become involved in a secular civil war.
Last week we exchanged five Gitmo detainees, the worst of the bunch, for Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who apparently deserted his post and was caught and subsequently imprisoned for about five years. But we do not negotiate with terrorists….or so I thought.
This idiotic move by the president almost insures heightened danger for Americans, both military and civilian, who are now open to capture and eventually negotiation for their release, their lives for some radical Islamist somewhere. What the hell is going on here?
Monday June 16, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed their Father’s Day weekend….
Last Tuesday the president said in a speech that the world is the safest it’s been in years… In the meantime it looks like the radical Islamist group ISIS has taken control of about one third of Iraq. They admit to shooting dead and decapitating some 1700 Iraqis. Their leader says we, the United States, are in his sights and they will meet us soon.
We will not put boots on the ground there again, they aren’t worth the loss of American blood. But the cojones they’ve got! They want a piece of us? This is what happens when our leader shows no spine, no solid foreign policy. He wants to ally us with Iran? Now, not only will we negotiate with terrorists, the president wants us to fight with them to stop the insurgency in Iraq. I say absolutely not. Unbelievable! Iran hates the United States and the outcome of this cannot be a good one.
On our southern border, thousands of children are flooding from South America expecting to be granted asylum and a free ticket to residing in the United States. The liberal media barely covers the story, our citizens do not know what’s going on. The president does not appear to know what’s going on either….
May 22: Chicago Fed National Activity
Led by declines in production-related indicators, the CFNAI decreased to -.032 in April from +.034 in March, however, the CFNAI-MA3 (3 month moving average) increased to +.19 in April from +.04 in March marking its second consecutive reading above zero and its highest value since November 2013.
April’s CFNAI-MA3 suggests that growth in national economic activity was slightly above its historical trend.
June 2: Institute for Supply Management – Purchasing Managers Index
Released with erroneous information: Instead of retreating 1.7 points in May, the PMI INCREASED 0.5 point. The original report was actually not too bad, now it is really good…..
On June 17, 2014 the United States military and FBI personnel reported capturing a senior suspect in the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Wonder why it took so long?
These vermin have been granting interviews with the media and have pretty much been seen strolling around the Benghazi area for two years. Might there be some leniency for this rat if he confirms the administrations’ story of the cause of the attack? I do not like to think that possible of our government but there is so much awry with this administration that it bears consideration.
IRS scandal update
Last week it was reported that Lois Lerner’s hard drive crashed and emails between she and the White House, during the time in question, were lost forever. You might recall she was running the IRS unit charged with targeting conservative groups prior to the last election. Now it is revealed her hard drive was destroyed, along with those of six others close to her. Does this seem a little fishy to anyone?
What is up with the US patent office removing copyright protection on the Washington Redskins’ name and logo? Is it not their job to grant copyrights and make sure there are no infringements? Since when are they-or the federal government, granted the power to decide such things? Don’t you think this attack goes higher up the ladder?
Here in Cleveland, Chief Wahoo, the face of our beloved Tribe, our Indians, is also under attack, and I must say, I have lived in Cleveland for 63 years, in all that time no one I know….or do not know, has ever made a disparaging remark against Chief Wahoo or the Tribe.
It is simply ridiculous. Do people really believe that team owners picked such names as the Tribe, or the Braves, or the Chiefs etc. to be demeaning to the American Indian? Absolutely not! These names are chosen to honor the winning spirit, the fighting spirit of the American Indian. The logos and names are a point of pride to these teams, hardly meant as racist in nature.
Political correctness, if that is what this is supposed to be, has gone quite a bit off base. The argument makes no sense whatsoever, what’s worse, the world is on fire and this, climate change and income inequality are the issues they are focused on. Wake up America!
Make sure you exercise your right to vote in November. I warned you all to do the same 2 years ago (and 6 years) before this administration was elected to a second term. Look where we are now. We must all make an effort to get out the vote.
Crossing the Line
What is going on across our southern border? Some 50,000 children and adults have simply walked across the Mexican border into the United States seeking to stay here. Mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, they claim they have been told they are welcome here illegally.
Of course we will not turn children away, I understand that. But eventually they should all be returned to where they came from. Our borders are seemingly open but they should not be. Without protected borders and solid immigration laws, where is our country???
My dad met and fell in love with my mother in England during WWII, when he was finally able to bring her here she went through a process to become an American citizen. She had to learn and know American history and more and she did these things gladly and was honored to become an American citizen.
It’s good to be writing again though I may be doing so from home for another week or two.
Have a great weekend,
God Bless America