US Army Retired

US Army Retired

Friday, October 13, 2017

Entertainment versus Politics

Yet, more and more, we find them shoving their political views down our throats.

I’m not even going to refer to actors and actresses or musicians/singers as their political biases leave no doubt. Let’s take a look at the subtle ones. Television shows with their hints and innuendos.



This was driven home to me when I watched the latest episode of Madame Secretary aired 8 Oct 2017.
The main plot, so we were led to believe, was the takeover of a small southeast Asia island nation by a Mexican drug cartel. But Morgan Freeman, the director, and Barbara Hall, the writer, were not all that subtle about the real theme – the Honest Main Street Media versus the wild and untamed Internet.

Oh the horror of it. And, the show ended with a horrible Senator threatening our Shrillary Clone Secretary of State with defamation using blogs and other unethical sources on the internet.

Not exactly subtle. However, it leads me to wonder just how many of the millions of viewers got the message of how terrible the uncontrolled internet is. Ready to heed the call to further control the Net.

This particular show has caused me to find myself watching all my favorite shows to see just what the subtle (or not-so-subtle) messages will be of a political bent. Just what agenda do the writers, producers and directors have?

How about you? Are there any shows you like to watch but find yourself uneasy due to the subplots that try to get you to change your minds about your basic beliefs. I know I’m going to start to pay more attention from now on.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Vitriolic Hatred is a Knife Cutting Across the Political Spectrum


I remember hearing reports of the attacks on Pearl Harbor over the radio that Sunday morning, And how our family life changed. Rationing. My mom and her lady friends went to work in the defense plants while the men, too old to serve, joined the police force or fire department.

They frequently gathered and I listened as they talked about the war, concentrated on Europe as that is where most of them came from, Jews who had escaped before Hitler rose to power or the rise of the communist Leviathan in the east.

Ike. MacArthur. Stalin. All fighting the horrible Axis and those subhuman Japs.

They adored FDR and were shaken by his death. The held The Haberdasher in disdain, certain he could not take on the vast responsibilities of winning the war. They were thankful for George Marshall, believing he would do the job. They cheered at the dropping of the bomb on Japan, followed by a second, never once giving Truman credit for the decision.

Ike was a clear choice to follow and his goal of creating a network of American Autobahns was cheered as the nation was turning away from public transportation to private vehicles. There were political opponents but all worked together to rebuild the country – and the world – after the war.

JFK and Camelot. A war hero giving this nation great dreams. LBJ, a less than sterling politician who seemed more communist than Democrat. Tricky Dickey and the terrible chaos of Watergate and his impeachment. Ford, the clumsy ex-football player. The Peanut Farmer who entered office with such hope for the future and the Iran Hostage debacle. Reagan and the shining house high on a hill. George H.W. and broken promises followed by the glib Bubba Clinton.The blue dress. George W followed by Hope and Change.

I served during the Hippie years, Flower Power opposing war. Disdain for those in the military.

Throughout it all, there was always an Opposition, those against what the incumbent and his party stood for. A lot of charges and complaints and even a degree of acrimony. I myself added my share, calling Obama Obozo or Barry Hussein or Sheikh Barry.

But there was never the degree of outright hatred as currently exists for President Trump. Since the day he declared his candidacy, the left, and the leftist media have poured out nothing but vitriol and false claims.

I’ve tried to figure out why and just perhaps have come up with the answer.

The Establishment. Of both parties. Professional politicians with a vested interest in keeping their perks and power. Fearful that Trump’s declaration of Clearing the Swamp just might come true. As Limbaugh so clearly put it, the RINOS don’t want Trump to succeed any more than the DemocRATs do.

And this nation is divided like never before. Tens of millions who support President Trump often violently opposed by a much smaller number of ANTIFA leftists supported by radical groups and individuals seeking a world government. Wildly opposed to the America First movement.

Is there going to be a way to fix this?

I find myself wondering. To me, the only possibility is a continued push to oust Establishment politicians and replace them with the citizen-government so wisely established by the Founding Fathers. Fewer PoliSci and Law grads and more people who’ve had to work for a living or lead companies providing payrolls.

2018 is going to be the make-or-break time. I just hope people step up against the violence and acrimonious hate and work for what our president seeks, to Make America Great.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Reminder that Vegas is in the Desert

Finding this:


Here:


A bit of a shock finding one of these in your front yard in the middle of a built up area. How in the world did it get there?

Also, these are very common for those with palm trees in their yards.


Very pleased that the North Las Vegas Animal Control showed up quickly to take the poor creature back into the true desert where it belongs. Amazed at how much ground it covered in our back yard where we put it so stupid kids couldn’t throw rocks at it any more.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Harvey and the Media

Stay in your homes!”

Write your social security number on your arm.”

This is going to be a historical, life-threatening storm.”



And, these egomaniacal “journalists” are doing everything they’re telling YOU not to do. Making them superhuman?

And. here’s the most terrible part of the storm. It’s not the flooding. Or the destruction. Or the loss of life.

It’s that CNN, MSNBC, and others have to drop their constant attacks on President Trump to a bare minimum. They can’t even fault him for his actions as his managerial skills are in full display in coordinating local, state, and federal entities in dealing with the storm.

I’ve watched over the past two days and the faces of the news readers in the studios are laughable. Their pain is almost visible and, when they do have something negative to report like the pardon for the racist sheriff, you can see them light up, their enjoyment clear to all.

And, just who the hell is all this reporting for? People in the storm are certainly far too busy to be sitting in front of their television sets. And for those with loved ones in the area they cannot contact, it only increases their concerns.

I’ll bet they cannot wait for it to be over.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Just Who The Hell are Nazis?

Everywhere one turns on radio, TV, and the internet, we see nothing but charges of right-wing groups being “Nazis.” Do any of those idiots even know what the definition of Nazi is?

From Wikipedia:

National Socialism, more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and set of practices associated with the 20th-century German Nazi Party, Nazi Germany, and other far-right groups.

And lets admit that Hitler formed the Nazi Party out of the National Workers Party which was a purely socialist movement designed to wipe out Jews and return to German superiority.

And Facism = is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce, that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

Now, something in these definitions bring me up short. Read the part that says: “dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition.”

Just were the hell are we seeing that coming from in all the recent “demonstrations?”



Antifa is a far-left militant political movement of autonomous, self-described anti-fascist groups in the United States. The term is loosely used to refer to anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobia, as well as anarchist and anti-capitalist groups.

And, when one reads their recently revealed secret manual, one finds they espouse the exact same tactics as Nazism and Facism. Their credo is that violence is encouraged in order to make their desired social changes.

And they all hide behind face masks and claim they are simply Anti Trump – which truly means they are opposed to the wishes of tens of millions of Americans who voted for him in the constitutionally approved manner. They even admit their dislike of and desire to ignore the U.S. Constitution.

I proudly admit to being one of those who voted for him as I am sick and tired of the professional political class that only seeks to further their own personal goals and agendas while continuing to create a sub-class of Americans dependent upon government handouts.

So, where am I going with this?” I see a counter movement to Antifa that is going to result in more violent clashes and not just from ultra-right groups. More and more common Americans are getting sick and tired of the Left’s efforts to create an America based upon socialist themes and programs. And, it’s going to get very nasty.

Just pay attention to tonight’s Trump Rally in Arizona. Local authorities have indicated they don’t want it to happen and that opens the door wide to a horde of paid “protesters” to descend upon the site, attacking peaceful citizens trying to attend the event. Will other groups show up to protect them as local authorities fail to do so?

There is one more item to think of - $$$$. If Antifa makes it difficult or impossible to turn the economy around and put more money in people’s pockets for increased jobs and economic prospects, they might just find themselves on the wrong side of things.

In the end, globalist Antifa thugs are doing what they wish to do, making more people who normally sit on the sidelines stand up and become active. The question to me is: which will be the larger group? Antifa or average Americans sick and tired of their very way of life being attacked.

Monday, August 7, 2017

What the Hell is Going on at Fox News?

First, the nitwits who run things over there let go their number one ratings getter, Bill O’Reilly.

Then, they let their number two rate getter, Sean Hannity, stay under constant attack by the left and do nothing to assist or defend him.

Now, it’s Eric Bolling.



They suspend him due to an unfounded and anonymous hit piece that shows up in the most leftist news rag in the universe.

Fox News has suspended Eric Bolling following the report last night about allegations he send(t) lewd photos to female colleagues.

Mediaite received the following statement from Fox News:

Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.

The Fox News host is facing allegations laid out in a Huffington Post report from last night that he sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia” to female colleagues. The reporting cites “14 sources in and out of Fox News and Fox Business” and contains the following details:

The women did not solicit the messages, which they told colleagues were deeply upsetting and offensive. One of the recipients said that when she replied to Bolling via text, telling him never to send her such photos again, he did not respond. Four people, outside of the recipients, confirmed to HuffPost they’d seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.

Fox News said in a statement yesterday they plan to investigate the matter, and the investigation is being conducted by the law firm Paul, Weiss.

Bolling’s Saturday morning program Cashin’ In was taped in advance, but did not air this morning and was replaced by a half-hour of America’s News HQ instead.

Guest hosts will fill in for Bolling on Fox News Specialists and on Cashin’ In during his suspension.

Now let me see if I’ve got this right.

These so-called porn pics could not b traced directly back to Bolling.

Not a single one of them exists to back up the claim.

Not one of the recipients has stepped forward to publicly speak up.

This comes from the Huffington Post, a partisan organization determined to collect conservative scalps. It also has a sensationalistic reputation and provides relatively little in the way of strong journalism. Can it be believed? - Hell no!

Though HuffPo cites “a dozen sources” (then “14” further down), not one is on the record. Given the large payouts offered to others with similar complaints inside Fox, this seems hard to believe. With new management, it’s difficult to imagine any repercussions from stepping forward. It’s actually more likely to make someone termination-proof (the publication claims a confidentiality agreement stands in their way). So who are these people?

The texts were allegedly sent “several years ago”, but the story fails to provide a date.

There’s no indication the texts were preserved for use as evidence.

Though the women who received the texts believe the phone number was his, it doesn’t seem 100% clear: “The women, who are Bolling’s current and former Fox colleagues, concluded the message was from him because they recognized his number from previous work-related and informal interactions.”

Why didn’t those affected come forward last year, when Fox was rocked by sexual harassment scandals? There was no reason to hold back.

Sadly, this is the best his hack lawyer can come up with: “Mr. Bolling recalls no such inappropriate communications, does not believe he sent any such communications, and will vigorously pursue his legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made.”

He “recalls no” such messages? It should be EASY to remember whether a person has sent X-rated texts to co-workers. Memories should be clear.

I know there will be much more on this but I can just about guarantee not one of the females hinted at will step forward to directly accuse Bolling. Not one single picture will show up.

And the wimps who run things at FoxNews will let Bolling hang in the wind without doing one thing to support him.

I’ve watched FoxNews since the day they came on the air and still spend a goodly number of watching it. However, if they keep up this crap, I will find something else to watch. I get all the news feeds I need from Feedly and will only miss some of the true Hotties with lots of legs they routinely put on air.

We will see what happens.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Current Voting in the US Senate

For those who feel like me, this is the message I just sent to my US Senator

Senator Heller

I am retired from the United States Army and voted for you when you first ran for the Senate and then re-election. I voted for President Trump and am proud of it.

I voted for you to be Nevada’s Senator twice.

I now greatly rue those votes. I never believed I would be voting for a spineless individual who caved into the recent barrage of televisions ads demanding you vote against the repeal and replacement of the ACA. I honestly believed you would support the American people instead of bowing to Harry Reid’s political machinations.

I, like more and more Americans, believe that the United States Senate is no longer a functioning legislative body. Those like you calling yourselves Republicans bow to the obstructionism of the Democrats. If, in 2013, you introduced legislation to suspend $440 million in IRS funding for the ACA, why can you not even take the lightest possible vote for the repeal of that horrible law? You did this only for the publicity?

I think one of the best things President Trump could be would be to rescind the decision that Congress is a small business and force you and your fellow legislators to come under the ACA. What is good for Americans is not good enough for you? I’m certain just how quickly you and your fellow RINOs would change your minds.

When you run for re-election in 2018 I will do everything I can to help find a true conservative to replace you. Someone who will back the agenda of American voters as being followed by President Trump.

I have made this available to others on the internet.

Master Sergeant, US Army – Retired
North Las Vegas. Nevada 89302


Monday, July 10, 2017

“Should be held accountable”


Tis the mantra from the Left and their lapdog journalists. Especially when there are whining and complaining about President Trump.

When did you ever here them say that when it came to Barry Hussein?

I took my daily 20 minute tour of Clinton News Network this morning and that was the first thing I heard from the talking head of the moment. I was not the least bit surprised to find it was about the so-called Russian collusion to give Donald Trump the presidency. This time about one of his kids.

Is there no other “news” in this world worth them reporting?


So what if one of the president’s sons reached out to someone supposedly associated with the Russians? Wouldn’t you if you were trying to help your father become president? Ain’t nothing wrong with that.

And sure as a hell a lot less evil than selling millions of uranium to the Russian in return for lots of $$$$ into your personal coffers while Secretary of State.

Like so many, I read or hear of this crap on the “news” and I just shrug and realize how much deeper into the dirt the Lame Street Media is digging itself.

You? What’s your reaction?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Women and Islam

A 9 year old girl is attacked on her way to school because her dress is barbaric, signaling her to be a whore.

A woman on her way to work is gang-raped because she was not modestly clad.

Women and their female children are tossed out into the street with nothing but the clothing on their backs because their husbands and fathers no longer find them favorable or acceptable.

Women are stoned to death for being seen in public with a male who is not their father, husband, or other male relative.


Just because they displeased their husbands.

Women and young girls slaughtered because they dishonored their families.

This is no longer news. It is an ongoing litany of Islam in western society as Muslim males force their Satanic ways on a society with Judaic/Christian moral values.

And, when the culprits are brought before western judges, they are released because “they simply do not understand our ways.”

I thought ignorance of the law – or gross barbarity – was not an excuse for committing criminal acts.

And, where is the outrage from western media and – gasp – feminist activists? They show their outrage because of an innocent remark they find chauvinistic but remain quiet while these animalistic acts go on – and on, and on.

I find this unfathomable. I don’t understand it. Will someone please explain it to me. Please.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Media Versus The News


Every morning I go through hundreds of websites reporting a huge variety of subject from military to writing to politics and news from here, Canada, and Europe as well as the rest of the world.

Clearly, there are a whole lot stories than those reported in the Lame Street Media that appears to be mesmerized with the supposition that Russian somehow affected the election, making Hillary lose in spite of all the reasons she was supposed to win.

So, the question is: when did journalism go from seeking verification of stories of interest to the public to editorialization using unnamed sources? When did reporters on television and the radio become no more than talking heads, reading stories written by anonymous producers? How often do you actually see someone claiming to be a reporter actually on the scene of an event?

And how much of the “news” is actually no more than propaganda espousing a particular leftist agenda?

Fortunately, I have my Feedly and other sources to review news and opinions from a wide variety of sources. In addition to Feedly and The Drudge Report, I recommend BadBlue @ http://badblue.bitnamiapp.com/trendr8.htm for sources of news.

Try them out and make your own mind up. 




Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Hearings – Witch Hunts.




My morning news search came across literally hundreds of pieces on the hearings yesterday (Jun6th) and today (Jun7th). It’s as if there’s nothing else going on anywhere else in the world.

And the slants on them are so clear once cannot miss what’s going on. In every single case they report efforts to seek negative information about President Trump and his successful campaign for the presidency. The Democrats are almost livid in their questioning, trying to uncover the slightest evidence that the Trump campaign somehow connived with Russia to keep Her Highness Hillary out of the White House. The Republicans are there because they have no other choice but to defend their knowledge that there was absolutely no connection from the Trump campaign and the Russians.

My question is, Who are the Russians for Heaven’s sake? Putin is not so stupid as to let himself ever be connected with such an effort. So, if there was a Russian effort to effect the election, it came from some deeply hidden and highly secret individual hacker.

And, of course, both sides are meticulously avoiding the fact that the USA has, on many occasions, done everything it can to effect elections in other countries.

I’ve really tried to watch the hearings with an open mind. But, when one of the Democrat Senators berates a witness numerous times with different versions of the same question – still getting the same answers – it gets old. The Republicans are really trying to show sincere interesting in “getting to the truth,” but it’s clear they’re there because they have no other choice.

And there is, of course, the media. The news organizations are in an orgy of calling for the impeachment of the president or the nullification of the election so that Hillary Rodham can gain her rightful spot in the Oval Office.

That is exactly what this whole thing is about. 7 months after the election, the media simply cannot accept the fact that the American people lawfully elected the current president without outside interference of any kind. After all, they did everything but crown her with the presidency before November 8th.

So, what will happen after all of this?

Absolutely nothing. Comey will be the ex-Director of the FBI, a new one has been nominated and will be confirmed, and President Trump will remain just where he is – the Oval Office.

Oh yeah. Who’s watching all this? Most likely retirees like me who’ve already made up our minds on the outcome, government bureaucrats sitting in their offices watching TV instead of doing whatever it is they’re supposed to be doing, and political hacks who believe their whole lives orbit about the outcome of this sideshow. (No, it’s not even one of the shows in the main tent of the political circus.)

Have you watched?

What are your views?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

My Thoughts on Terrorism in Europe



I was blessed to spend my military service there in a more peaceful time.

I started near Bordeaux, France that had a community of Algerians who practiced Islam. They integrated with the French and welcomed outsiders into their community. The signs on the shops were in French and there was little to divide them from the rest of the city.

I returned to France after the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain went up. The disruptive members of Verdun were not from the local Muslin community but French Foreign Legionnaires ousted from North Africa.

I will admit that I found most French people haughty and less than friendly to we American GIs. But, they lived in peace amongst themselves.

I next spent time in Germany. A little stiff-necked and frosty to outsiders, but tolerant and peaceful.

My final tour was in Austria. I honestly don’t remember there being an isolated community of non-Austrians. Assimilation was the key and no particular groups set themselves aside from the rest.

So, I have been paying attention to what has gone on in Europe for many years. I read of the Muslim youths in France going on rampages and torching cars. The official claims said it was because of high unemployment among their population. It never dawned upon me that perhaps that was caused by their refusal to become French as had their parents.

I was also aware of a movement to let immigrants from Middle Eastern and African countries in to perform menial jobs that Europeans would not. Left to secondary status, was it a surprise that they did not assimilate and set themselves aside in their Muslim enclaves?

I find it so sad to see what has happened there. I spent many enjoyable hours in beautiful, historical places soaking up things that we savor and enjoy here in America. I cannot image returning there now. Not when just taking an evening stroll can find you ending up in a hospital – or grave.

But, here’s the bottom line to me. Our politicians and government bureaucrats have to see what has gone on in Europe. But, they appear to be ignoring it! How many Muslim enclaves are we now finding here in the USA? How many locales and groups are calling for Sharia Law that is completely opposite from our constitutional freedoms/ How soon until we too find it perilous to take an evening stroll or attend a concert?

I wrote a novel about terrorism in Las Vegas. My research came up with things that frightened me when I wrote it nearly ten years ago. Those perils are still here and I wake up every morning wondering when it can happen here. A bomb left in an unobtrusive spot where large crowds gather. It doesn’t need to be a suicide bomber but one of those on the crowded Strip or Downtown could raise havoc.

I just hope we wake up and take steps to defend ourselves and not become terrorist targets like in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Terrorism is everywhere. Just please keep it away from America.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our National Anthem



How many times over the past Memorial Day weekend did we hear our national anthem? And sadly, how often did we see people fidgeting, clearly unhappy at having to “waste their time” being delayed to get where they wanted to be or do what they wanted to do.

Sad, isn’t it?

Now, we have individuals or groups actually protesting at the playing of the anthem. Do they not understand what it stands for? The lives lost in protecting our right to sing or play it? Have they become so mind-numbed or brainwashed that they cannot see the freedoms and rights we have? The very things the anthem stands for?

We even have those who demand we stop playing our national anthem at the start of events – especially sporting events. Is it okay for every other nation in the world to play theirs but not for us to play ours?

I will refrain from making personal observations on what I think those protestors should do or where they should go.

A bit of a diversion.


I also listened to some great versions of America the Beautiful. In my own not-so-humble opinion, THAT should be our national anthem! Carefully listen to the words and tell me this isn’t a love song to America. It’s a whole lot easier to sing and the words are the kind that stay in one’s heart. Sadly, the part of “from sea to shining sea with brotherhood” no longer seems to be true.

Kinda like our national symbol being the Bald Eagle when Ben Franklin thought it should be the turkey.

Always love comments. Until next time.