Tolerant Americans

According to the handy look up program attached to my word processer, tolerance is the acceptance of differing views of others such as in religious or political matters and fairness toward people who hold these differing views.

It is also the act of putting up with somebody or something irritating or otherwise unpleasant. I could make quick work of compiling that list. I am sure you could as well.

Have you noticed? The intolerant label rolls freely from the mouths of the world’s most intolerant. Much the same as racist, sexist and homophobe labels shoot forth from the mouths of the world’s most bigoted. I have often been accused, along with most people who hold similar views as mine, of being intolerant. I assure you that I am. Some things demand intolerance. Drunk drivers for one. Then there is the small issue of incompetent leaders who tend to steer a country as erratically as a drunk might. Or, oddly enough, intolerance of people who want to kill me in the name of their god.

When the ACLU attacks every vestige of Christianity, is that a demonstration of tolerance? Just curious. I am sure that they will contend that they are not intolerant of Christians, only that every trace of Christianity must be restricted from public view. Their approach emphasizes a freedom from rather than of religion. More accurately, freedom from Christianity.

I am sure that you are following the story about the mosque that Michael Bloomberg, The Most Tolerant Mayor of New York adamantly supports? A mosque at ground zero has nothing to do with reaching out to Americans and healing the hurt from the attack that took three thousand innocent lives all in the name of Islam. No, it is an Islamic symbol of conquest not unlike the mosque that sits on theTemple Mount.

More innocents were just murdered by tolerant Muslims. They were members of the International Aid Mission providing medical care to remote villages. They were unarmed doctors and nurses from a Christian medical team, six Americans, two Afghans, one German and a Briton. Lined up and executed.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told the AP that they killed the foreigners because they were “spying for the Americans” and “preaching Christianity.” In a Pashto language statement acquired by the AP, the Taliban also said the team was carrying Dari language bibles and “spying gadgets.”

Islam is the most intolerant group on the planet. There is no radical Islam. There is no moderate Islam. There is just Islam. Christians believe that you can choose Christianity or not. That is why God gave you the free will to choose. Islam believes that you can choose Islam or death and the locations of their mosques do not change that tenet of their law. They brutalize women. There would not be enough stones in Hollywood to meet their demand. They execute homosexuals. They kill their children in the name of preserving family honor. They forbid conversion to any other religion. They believe Sharia should be the law of not just Islam, but the world. As an American, fools like the Most Tolerant Mayor Bloomberg insist that I must be tolerant of this. Just so the Mayor understands I am also intolerant of fools. Especially the ones who hope the alligator eats them last.

When Christian churches dot the Islamic countryside and Christians are not lined up and executed in Islamic countries just for being Christian, then you may raise the topic of tolerance with me again. Until then, I must say that I am content to be intolerant.

I just added another item to my list under he might be a closet Muslim. It is right beneath near prostration before the King of Saudi Arabia, we are not a Christian nation and we are one of the largest Muslim nations. He said those things, not me. Why is it my President, who never hesitates to mention how stupidly a local police department acts, has not made a statement about this issue? Americans were murdered at this site Mr. President. All of them killed in the name of Islam. Can you suggest to them that maybe they should locate their mosque elsewhere, like maybe Saudi Arabia?

Are you keeping up with the extravagant trip that you purchased for Lady Michelle and her rather large entourage? If you want to see what she’s been up to, it might be a good idea to scan the European papers. This interesting paragraph was in an article in Spain News Paper El Mundo.

Michelle Obama vacation in the Costa del Sol – English Translation, Spain News Paper El Mundo
Several Arab royal families also spend their summers in Marbella for many years. Thus, there will be a meeting between Michelle Obama and Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Riyadh and brother of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, while another meeting is shuffled from the first lady with the owner of Málaga CF, billionaire businessman, son of Qatar’s Interior Minister and member of the Qatari royal family, Abdullah Al Thani.

I had not heard that she was meeting Arab royalty on her trip. Of course I typically rely on American Media. Reckon she covered her head? Suppose she asked them about that old mosque issue? Or told them how proud she finally is of America?

Be tolerant Americans. Right up until the day that there is no more America.

© 2010

Free Lindsay

It is entertaining. Frightening, but still entertaining in a sick sort of way. That is, living in a country where our fate rests on whether we will be kicked to death by a herd of braying jackasses before we succumb to the antics of an errant herd of pachyderms. I do not wish to insult the animal kingdom or PETA, so to be clear it is political animals to which I refer. These beasts inhabit the District of Columbia and none of them were harmed in the production of this essay.

Other than being certain that we have the best Congress that special interest money can buy, we still wonder how they came to be in positions of power in a nation where the people supposedly get to choose their representatives in government.

Once you stop banging your forehead against the desktop, it is not too difficult to figure out why. Excluding cranial rectal inversion syndrome as the cause, we also have a unique ability to focus on the unimportant in America. The important stories in the news are Lindsay, Mel, Chelsea, Mrs. Sherrod, and the President is on The View. If that is what is in the news, it must be what is important. At least that is what is important to the Tingles Matthews branch of the American news media, which is most of it. They would prefer that you focus on such inanity rather than on the problems of the day. For if you learn about the real problems, their façade will begin to crumble. But, they know that a large majority of Americans still tune in to the Tingles news service nightly broadcasts and trust that they are getting what is important. The day the media discovered that it could drive the American conscience and affect political outcomes and then chose to follow that path, freedom was lost. Honest brokers of facts are hard to come by. Everyone has their biases. Even me. I have disdain for purposeful idiots and liars.

In the news, for example, Christians and Christianity are frequently beaten to death. Figuratively of course. Tingles et al will never challenge Islam in such a manner although it is the antithesis of all that they purport to stand for. For practitioners of Islam, it is not just a religion, it is the religion. No other allowed or tolerated. It brutalizes and subjugates women and executes homosexuals. It is their economic system. It is their law. But, what the heck. This is America. Let them build their monument to conquest at ground zero. Maybe I will go scout out a good location in Mecca to build a mega Christian Church. I am sure the religion of peace will understand my peaceful outreach. But wait, am I even allowed near Mecca?

Have you paid attention to what is happening in Afghanistan? Casualty rates are on the rise. I am missing that steady drumbeat from the Tingles news service lamenting the waste of lives. It proves a point. To them, and the politicians they promote, it was never about the lives of American Soldiers. Period. If it was, you would hear it louder now than ever. Afghanistan is the war they wanted, or so they said. Now we have the leaked secrets. Soon there will be revelations of government and political malfeasance. Then many will decide that we can no longer support a corrupt South Vietnamese Afghan government and Tingles media will start singing louder each day that is time to quit the fight. And we will sometime right after Walter Kronkite stands in a street in Kabul and declares the war is lost.

Has anyone heard whether Lindsay was paroled yet?

©2010

Who is this bald guy?

I am curious as his image is circulating around the Internet atop an article that I wrote four years ago.
It is, no doubt, the creation of an Internet nitwit. Bald GuyI am not sure if the photo was added before or after another, or maybe even the same, Internet nitwit decided that it would sound better if I was identified as a Marine Corps Sergeant Major. For the benefit of a great orator we all know about and in deference to my Marine Corps Brethren I emphasize that the correct pronunciation is core not corpse.

I do wish that whoever did it had selected some square-jawed, rough and ready warrior looking type instead of another pudgy middle-aged bald guy. If anyone knows this man, who was apparently speaking at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. please inform him that a lot of anger and language of the type that cannot be shared in a family friendly environment has been directed toward the author of that article –me. Now all of the foul mouthed nuts out there believe I look like him. Sorry, there is only room, food and ammo enough for one JD in JD’s Bunker. Good luck to you bald guy. I do not know whether a Semper Fi is appropriate or not, but keep your head down brother and your powder dry.

The unauthorized editing of On Your Hands, most prominently redubbed by those unauthorized editors as the Axis of Idiots, changing me from a retired Army Command Sergeant Major into a retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major, and putting some bald guy’s photograph above it is simply proof that you must take everything you see or read on the Internet with the proverbial grain of salt – or in my younger out of control days with 3 fingers of Old Number 7. In a glass, no ice.

I started thinking about this when Journolist was exposed by the Daily Caller. Journolist, if you somehow missed the story, was a list serv with a membership of liberal journalists that collaborated to use the media to advance their political ideology and support the campaign and subsequent presidency of Barack Obama. This is a sorry collection of schools of journalism educated slugs. They do not deserve the freedoms to which they were entrusted and that others have sacrificed to ensure they kept. Now you should know why all of the left leaning media talking heads always sang the same lyrics. They all collected their sheet music from Journolist. If the communists who are trying to take control of our country are successful, it will be this collection of useful idiots that cries the loudest, but no one will be able to hear them.

I am no journalist. I write what I think and share my opinion. People read it and accept it or not. It bothers me when someone, for whatever their purpose, takes the liberty of altering what I write. It is dishonest to intentionally alter another’s words. Without integrity, everything else crumbles. However, I chalk my experience up to my gullibility and as a hazard of writing and publishing on the Internet.

It concerns me much more and it takes dishonesty to a new low, however, when the controlling media, those who do lay claim to being objective journalists, collaborate to mislead a nation in order to support a political ideology – a freedom (of speech) destroying ideology. Keep that collaboration in mind with all of the news that you hear reported or that you read. Many of us accepted that objective news reporting went out the window about the time Uncle Walty pronounced our defeat in Vietnam. Now we have the hard proof of it.

Check your overhead cover, refill your sandbags, check the wire, check the dead space…

© 2010

Look out the windows to your left

And you will see the Balkans.

I just finished an amazing visit with two strikingly beautiful young ladies. They are my Granddaughters. Liv is 5 and Mia is 2. That explains why nothing has appeared on this blog for two weeks. I believe that when my time has passed and I am on the death bed, I will not be wishing that I had spent more time blogging or with my head buried in some political news site angered by the latest failures of America’s political ruling class.

Children teach us a lot. They remind us, often painfully so, of what we have become. They help us comprehend the message in Matthew 18:2-6 (NIV) when Jesus told his disciples “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Children make us long to return to the place where worldly influences have not yet pounded us into the dirt, turning us into something we do not even recognize in the mirror. Something we once observed, but took an inner oath to never become. We must look at our country with a similar perspective. We need to shake off all of the other worldly multicultural and moral relativist influences and return to our basic guiding principles.

As Liv grabbed my hand and said come on Grandpa, no one had ever told her that the Barf-a-Whirl just might make Grandpa lose his oatmeal. I did not tell her either. If I suggested to her that it might make her ill, then it may have. There we went, whipping and spinning. She was throwing up her hands screaming and laughing while Grandpa grinned through clenched teeth, thankful that he did not yet require dentures. Liv was fine when the ride stopped. Grandpa was a little wobbly.

America, nearing the end of a dizzying ride, is wobbly too. Actually, there is no longer an America. She is splintered. Instead there is an Africa America, an Asia America, a Mexico America, a Euro America and, a You Name It America… The people who wanted to see an end to America have practically succeeded. From the Whitehouse on down through the ruling class line, the emphasis is always on what divides us rather than what unites us. It is on ethnic or some other identity like Gay America rather than on the Christian principles on which our nation was founded and by which she is blessed. If we are nothing more than a collection of ethnic or other identities then it becomes status quo to discount an opposing voice as racist, sexist or homophobic. That is the approach of imbeciles who cannot defend their defenseless positions.

I find it rather comical when the pundits lament that we are transforming into European style secular socialism, although that is what most of them seem to pine for. I hate to disappoint them, but we left that train stop quite some time ago. Our bullet train is speeding past Hugo’s Venezuela with non-stop service to Uganda via a scenic detour through the Balkans. Although, it could be argued that the Balkans was our first stop on the drive to become a third world nation. Do you think that our Balkanized identity nations will ever live in peace and harmony? The ruling class will provide us with new sheet music that is supposed to guide us along, but there is no chance that we will ever be harmonious.

Hanging out with toddlers, you might find yourself watching a movie that otherwise might not have made it up to the top of your viewing list. Sitting in the recliner between two beauties, I got to watch Horton Hears a Who. It was again quite educational. I did not, repeat, did not tell my Granddaughters that the mouthy mother kangaroo bent on destroying the clover on which sat the speck on which Whoville existed bore a striking resemblance in appearance and character to Nancy Pelosi. I also did not tell them that all of the Who’s screaming unheard at the top of their lungs, “We Are Here!” was remarkably similar to the healthcare debate. We just giggled and ate ice cream. I did raise an eyebrow when Mia, the 2 year old, jumped down only to return with Curious George in a head lock. The Who’s were finally heard and they survived to prosper. Recalling the famous words of our President when he said that he was looking for some butt to kick, I suggested that next we watch Kung Fu Panda. Mia responded by yelling Hiiyeeaa! and hitting me in the head with a cardboard wrapping paper tube.

Before the United States of America can right herself, she must return to the Judeo-Christian principles that guided her through infancy – the principles that made us the most prosperous and free nation in the history of the world. We will be held accountable for how we bring up our children. We will also be held accountable for the America that they inherit from us or if there is an America left for them. We can save our country from destruction only when we make sure the ruling class hears us loud and clear and our one vote in November is too late to start.

© 2010

Land of Liberty

ThinkerNostalgic moments seem to be coming at me more often these days. I do not believe it is a sign of aging. I am still a juvenile in the eyes of some of my more senior acquaintances. Maybe it is an anxiety state. Maybe it is a manifestation of a fear of what might be slipping away from us. Leaving us with only memories of the land of liberty. Perhaps it is because those of us with memories, self-included, are not standing up and speaking out forcefully enough. There is a reason for that too I expect.

It is a self-inflicted slipping away. It is self-inflicted because we insist on proving that we are the tolerant and accepting group of people that we are always accused of not being. It might be time for us to point fingers back in the other direction and ask why it is that you cannot accept who I am and what I believe? Is it because you, Mr. Atheist et al are an intolerant lot? Surely that cannot be.

Are you growing tired of the insinuation that you are a rabid proselytizer because it just happens to become public knowledge that you are a Christian? Then they want you to shut up and get into those now vacated closets. What do you call it when atheists insist that you accept their premise that nothing follows this life? Is that not atheistic proselytizing? The meaning of proselytizing after all is an attempt to convert someone to a religious faith or to a political doctrine. There is much of it going on in our world. If one looks at our shrinking Churches and the state of our government, he can only conclude that the atheist, moral relativist, homosexual, anti-free market, anti-personal liberty etc. proselytizers are winning. Apparently, watching our country’s transformation into something not recognizable, unless you are familiar with Sodom and Gomorrah, is preferable to being labeled intolerant by the most intolerant people imaginable.

It would have been late August or early September 1958. That is when my 5 year old self began the first grade at Wyoming Grade School. It was a one story wooden school house holding grades 1 through 8, and a couple of years later only 1 through 6. We never had a kindergarten. I was allowed to enter the first grade at age 5 because I would turn 6 in September.

I have a rather vivid memory of my first school day. Before we went into the school house, we were gathered by class in front of the building. The first thing we did is recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Granted, not a first grader among us had any idea what was happening, but we learned from watching “the big kids” to place our hands over our hearts and in a day or two of school, we mastered the words. After the pledge, we sang, “My country tis of thee. Sweet land of liberty. Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died. Land of the Pilgrims’ pride. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” After that first time outdoors each classroom day began the same way, except that inside the classroom it was common to also add The Lord’s Prayer.

Can you imagine the law suits if any of that happened within a mile of a public school today? A cross-dressing drug dealer has a better chance of getting into your child’s classroom today than does the pledge to our flag, a song of pride in our country and most assuredly God.

They took prayer away from our schools in 1962. They gave us Woodstock in 1969. We gave them the country in 2008. Because we are tolerant here in the former land of liberty.

©2010

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