Late Night Thoughts

September 4, 2010

Hola, my dear readers! Since there is a long holiday weekend coming up, I figured I had some time for some late night rambling on the current state of affairs in America. There’s a lot going on in the good ole USA so let’s get right down to it.

You think I’m going to mention Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally first? WRONG! First comes the troops. This month marks the official end of U.S. combat presence in Iraq. While Obama has tried to take credit for this momentous occasion the only credit goes to our heroic men and women in uniform who have performed admirably in some of the most hazardous and extreme conditions on earth. The commanders have also been worthy of respect, leading the men and women under them with courage and dignity. God Bless our troops. Deserving less praise, but still more than Obama is President Bush. He heard from his commanders who were requesting more troops on the ground and went against the Democrats that held power in Congress prior to the surge. And he surged the troops, determined to win. Now three years later, the job has been done, the war has been won and the troops are leaving with honor, just as he has said. Well done Mr. President.

Now on to Glenn Beck. On August 28th Glenn Beck drew nearly half a million people to the mall in Washington D.C. for his ‘Restoring Honor’ rally. While liberal loons on the cesspool of networks out there decried the rally as a den of hatred and a pit of racism, the rally was an overwhelming success, and with independent cameramen and Fox News coverage, as well as UStream on Facebook, the REAL story got out. On Glenn’s radio show he asked callers to call in with testimonies of their experiences with the rally. An older black woman called in and talked about a white family that helped her navigate the crowds in her power scooter and stayed with her all day to make sure that she got wherever she wanted to be. (This family did not know her prior to meeting her getting on an elevator!) Another caller spoke of her husband losing his wallet with the last $20 that they had to their name. In the ruckus, a do-gooder overheard the problem and handed her and her husband a wad of cash, stating “Here take this, I don’t need it.” That wad of cash turned out to be $400! Sounds like a group of ‘old, white people that can’t stand the fact that there is a black man in the White House,” as TV host Fat Ed Schulz from MSNBC categorized them.

Now the elections are practically upon us. The Democratic Socialists of America better prepare jobs for themselves because soon many of them will be out of work. Serves them right; their policies have cost millions of Americans their jobs, now Americans are getting back. As part of this new conservative wave washing over the country, in Alaska another establishment Republican has been defeated by a Tea Party backed upstart. This could be huge come November. It’ll be an incumbent bloodbath. Repubs need to come up with a coherent and successful strategy for governing, because that mantle will fall on their shoulders and we cannot turn back into Democrat-lites and RINOs.

Last but not least, The Incomparable Ohio State manhandled overmatched Marshall 45-7 in the season opener. OSU looked like champions as Pryor and the offense scored more than in any game last year and the defense shut down Marshall with the exception of a blocked field goal attempt returned for a TD. OSU will try and replicate their successes against a resurgent Miami. OSU’s national championship hopes rely on them beating Miami and then winning out. GO BUCKS!

Obama Tells America’s Enemies “Wait It Out”

December 2, 2009

Well am I the only one slightly nauseous after hearing Obama’s speech last night? He sounded like a French general in WWII. “We’ll fight, fight, fi… Oh, my look at the time. We must be leaving now. As you were.” Right. You know, it’s sad when I can say that I don’t remember in my lifetime a time that America actually fought to win a war. Obama states that we are going to put another 30,000 troops in Afghanistan. A start, certainly not enough, but a start. Then he turns around and ruins it by saying that in 18 months we will begin to draw down forces in Afghanistan. Uh, wait a minute, I thought we were in this war to destroy the enemy. At least that’s the impression I had when Bush was in office. Under Obama it seems that every conflict we are involved in we are working towards leaving, not winning.

You see, that is the difference between the wars since Korea and WWII, WWI and every other previous war. In the Revolutionary War, America was determined to win, regardless of the fact that we were fighting the most powerful army on earth at that time. Americans grabbed their guns and fought. And we fought to win. And we did. Because when Americans put our minds and all of our strength into a task, we are bound to do it. In the War of 1812 we repeated the victories of the Revolutionary War. We fought and contested for every inch of ground won or lost. And in the end, we had lost several key cities, yet we fought on. In WWI we started the war with less than 30,000 troops but through time, commitment and the overriding American spirit of ‘we are going to get this done’ we got suited up and we kicked German butt. In WWII we were still in the Depression. But we armored up, sending money, advisers and weapons to allies. Eventually we were attacked ourselves and got into the full swing of things. And you know what? It helped that we had some generals like Patton. Patton said “Your mission is not to die for your country but to make the other b****** die for his.” Not very politically correct was he? That is what we need now. Someone that will say ‘we’re going to find Al Qaeda and we are going to kill them all.’ The only thing that Al Qaeda and Islamofascists will respect is force. They see diplomacy as weakness and like sharks they attack when they sense weakness.

But since WWII, America has been locked in the military quagmire of political correctness and unwillingness to win. In Korea, we faced off against the Chinese and stalemated. That was not as bad as some will let you think. China sent massive amounts of troops to North Korea’s aid and we managed to fight them off to a stalemate. Going to war with China was a worst-case scenario and we should pray that it never comes to that, but if it does, we need to be resolute and say that we will do whatever it takes to win. A decade later though, the unwillingness to do the hard things to win left a lasting smirch on the U.S. war history. We could have won Vietnam if we had went right at them and cut the figurative head off of the North, but instead we were mostly content to play defense which ultimately led to our defeat and withdrawal.

Now, after we should have learned the lesson that we need to attack relentlessly against a ruthless enemy, Obama is telling our enemies that if they can outlast us for 18 months, we will leave and they can have the country back. Liberals in Congress wanted the same plan for Iraq but thanks to the surge, authored by brilliant General Petraeus Iraq is largely stable and will be a strong democracy when we leave. Now we need to do the same for Afghanistan. We need to focus all of our energy and power at killing off Al Qaeda and Taliban and destroying their hideouts. We need to flush them from the mountains and tribal areas like the rats they are. Use drones, use missiles, use bombs, use snipers, use blunt force, use everything in our disposal. BUT GO FULL BLOWN!!! Either destroy the enemy without recourse or take our soldiers out of harm’s way. If you send the troops to do a job without giving them everything they need to win, you are an accomplice to their death.

What Thanksgiving Means To Me

November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving is upon us and it is time for all Americans of good will to give thanks for the blessings we have been bestowed with. But instead of giving the history of Thanksgiving, I will list some of the things that I am thankful for, in no particular order.

The first thing I’m thankful for is my family. No matter what happens I know that I can count on my family and they can count on me. We stick together through thick and thin and they are my best friends. I can talk with them about anything and they are always supportive of me. Family is supposed to be like that. In my opinion, if the Pilgrim’s families weren’t like that, America would not exist. Families kept the Pilgrims strong and willing to endure sacrifice to get to their ultimate end, which was a free country where they could practice their religion openly.

The second thing I am thankful for is my God and Savior Jesus Christ. I am thankful that He died for a wretch like me. I am a terrible sinner, deserving justice and punishment for my sins against God. But He, being a loving, merciful God provided a way that we might not need to face judgment. His Son’s death on the cross wiped away my sins and removed them as far from me as the east is from the west. Without Him I am nothing, with Him I can be anything. My past is forgiven, my future is sure. Nothing can happen to me that has not been allowed by Jehovah God, El Shaddai, El Sabaoth, The Lord of Hosts. I can live a justified life, and I will live for Him.

The third thing I am thankful for is the troops that serve night and day, ever vigilant, protecting us and the freedoms that we hold dear. As one once said, “It is not the poet that gives us the ability to enjoy words, but the soldier. It is not the reporter that gives us freedom of press, but the soldier. Everything that we now enjoy came through the blood of the soldier.” That is paraphrased a little, but the truth remains. We can thank God for the brave men and women who are serving our country overseas and here at home.

The third thing I’m thankful for is Ohio State football. Though I’ve never gone to OSU, seen a game from the ‘Shoe, or been anywhere close to Columbus they are my team. Six Big Ten championships, 1 national title in the past nine years, a growing and spectacular athlete in Terrelle Pryor and the ever-dominant defense. Next year we can easily be national contenders and we have a good chance of winning this Rose Bowl, which happens to be the first Rose Bowl Jim Tressel has gone to.

I’m thankful for friends that’ll stand by you. I have some friends that hold me up in my Christian walk and share my political beliefs as well. There’s not much else to say about that. But they are something, and someones that I’m thankful for.

I’m thankful for good health. My family has been healthy most of the fall and that is something I am thankful for. While we have practiced good hygiene such as washing hands frequently, sneezing into a tissue and then washing hands and not coughing into the air, overall our health is from God. Because health is wealth, we must be pretty darn welthy.

I’m also thankful that I live in America. With other countries regularly experiencing rioting, election violence, political prisoners etc. we can be thankful that we don’t have to deal with such things. Even with Obama and big government liberals running the show in D.C. we know that when we all get together we can kick the bums out on their bums.

So, I’ll end this little blog note. There’s pies to bake and turkey to prepare. While I won’t be doing as much of that, I will be doing much reflecting on all the things I have to be thankful for. So God Bless you, God Bless our troops, God Bless our leaders (and help them lead wisely) and God Bless America.

Hurry Up And Wait

November 23, 2009

That is the gist of what Obama is telling our brave men and women in the military as they sit in a hostile countryside riddled with dangers none of us would even imagine. Yet the commander in chief, after nearly four months of deliberation, STILL has no plan for sending more troops to the battlefield. Even telling the commanders on the ground no to more troops is better than leaving them hanging in limbo for months at a time.

Another four men were killed in bomb blasts in Afghanistan this week. I wrote about this before, Obama is twiddling his thumbs while troops die. It begs the question, does Obama hold our troops in such low esteem that he is more focused on spending us broke than on getting a strategy right and getting it working as soon as possible.

So while we are deliberating health care, global warming (oops. climate change) and other trivial things, troops die because of Obama’s willingness to make them wait.

Gates: “Troop Decision Can’t Wait”, Obama Twiddles Thumbs

October 20, 2009

Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated that the administration cannot afford to, ‘sit on our hands’ on the decision over whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. However the White House and John Kerry believe that troop levels should be based on political stability. John Kerry (D, MA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, bluntly said it would be “irresponsible” to commit more troops before the election is resolved. To some of the Democrats credit, many state that a stable Afghan government is critical but should not be the basis of military strategy. Republicans universally agree that more troops are needed, consistent with General McChrystal’s analysis.

This is another instance of Obama being either a wimp or an inconclusive, or worse yet, not caring about what his commanders say on the field. This goes to the instance of Obama attacking Fox while undecided about Afghanistan. Governing is tougher than it looks isn’t it Carter 2.0? When he was out campaigning, Obama attacked Iraq and those who got us into Iraq. He promised to fight the good fight and win the ‘right war’ in Afghanistan. He said he would send additional troops and listen to his commanders on the ground. Remember that Obama?

Political posturing is all this man knows. He doesn’t know how to govern other than through his force of personality which apparently the press and liberals can’t see through. Why do you think he’s always on campaign trails even after he’s been elected. His speeches still play to people’s emotions rather than the facts and he looks like he’s campaigning for re-election rather than trying to get something done. From his days with Acorn all the way up to voting present as senator more than anybody else, Obama knows nothing about decisions.

So while Afghanistan burns, our commander in chief twiddles his thumbs.