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Wednesday - November 25, 2015

Hello once again from the West Texas Association Of Well Armed Jingoistic Fossil Fuel Burning Xenophobes.
A little earlier today I finally heard a guy on the radio bring out that the term ISLAMAPHOBIA  was a made up word as are most of the types of PHOBIAS which are used to describe all American Conservatives.  According to a couple of dictionaries which give the same definition of the word, it is actually described as follows:
PHOBIA -  an irrational;  excessive;  unnatural fear of something.  Hence- Acrophobia is the unnatural fear of heights;   Hydrophobia is the unnatural fear of water;  Xenophobia is the unnatural fear or hatred of foreigners (I always use this description since this is what the Liberals/Democrats/Progressives/Socialists tend to call all conservatives).
So, let me tell you right off the bat that while there are some foreigners whom I do not like and do not want for neighbors, I do not harbor an unnatural fear of them.  BUT, this particular term is evidently what many European countries had a panic attack over and decided to show the rest of the world that they were really caring, and loving nations by opening their borders for all to enter their countries in huge numbers and not requiring any real scrutiny of these immigrants/refugees/aliens or what ever you have decided to call them.  Also, I might add that I detest spinach; Brussels  sprout;  cabbage;  BUT I do not fear them, I simply do not like them. NOW, this does not mean that I dislike or fear ALL VEGETABLES.  I just do not like the taste of those three particular veggies.  And there are more but those top my list.
SO, many of the European countries have had a large number of people from the Middle Eastern Muslim countries enter and make their homes in the European countries and in some instances have allowed these immigrants to live under Sharia Law and in many instances are not required to follow the laws of the European countries.  AND, France and Belgium and England and many other European countries seem to have an inordinate number of Muslims living in their countries and in fact taking over many areas to the point of many cities have "NO  GO  ZONES"  which simply means that the law enforcement officers of that particular country have certain, primary Muslim populated areas, where they are PROHIBITED from entering and enforcing the laws of that country.
NOW, what amazes me is how most Liberals/Progressives/Democrats/Socialists have completely ignored these locations and actually wonder why cities like Paris, Brussels, and other European capitals are the targets of Islamic Terrorist Attacks.  AND, as expected, these same Liberals/Progressives/Democrats/Socialists will be caught completely off guard when these same Terrorist Attacks  strike locations in the United States.  Already, our federal and many state and local governments have decided to be politically correct and declare their states/cities as SANCTUARIES for not only legal immigrants BUT ILLEGAL  ALIENS  as well.

And of course anyone who opposes this open border/sanctuary policy are branded as XENOPHOBES.  SO  BE IT.  Apparently a large majority of our country and almost one hundred percent of the Liberals/Progressives/Democrats/Socialists  have completely forgotten the attacks on New York City on 9/11/01,  AND if you will all think back, the very first thing we were told by our REPUBLICAN  PRESIDENT, George W. Bush was that Islam was a Religion of Peace.  Then later on in 2009, U.S. Army Major Nadal Hasan murdered 13 and injured over 30 others when he went on a shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas and our Democrat/Socialist President Barack Hussein Obama immediately told us not to jump to conclusions and actually initially classified the Terrorist Attack as..... WORKPLACE  VIOLENCE.  AND in almost every incident in between those dates and subsequent to them, the American People have been cautioned .... NOT  TO  JUMP  TO  CONCLUSIONS and were constantly reminded that Islam is a Religion of Peace.

You see, I have known many people from the Middle East over the past 70 or so years from elementary school to the present.  Some of them I have really liked a lot and considered them friends and always received good and fair treatment at their hands.  One of the Muslim families whom I know had three sons.  I knew those kids from the time of their birth until  we moved back to Texas in 2003.   Every time those kids would see me in a grocery store  or anywhere out on the street, they would run up to me for a hug and were filled with questions.  Every time when their school had some type of event, they always made sure I was invited.  Their father told me how much he appreciated the things I had done for his boys.  I shall always consider this family as friends  until proven otherwise.
And during this same time period I have known some people with Middle Eastern backgrounds who were pure turds and were always in the habit of blaming any and all criticism of any of their actions on ANTI-MUSLIM PREJUDICES by Americans who would not try to understand their thought processes.  Let me say this.... when someone from another country comes to our country to live,  IT  IS  NOT  INCUMBENT  UPON  US  TO  CHANGE  OUR  LIFE  STYLES AND CUSTOMS  TO  SUIT ANOTHER  CULTURE!

SO, just as in dealing with people of ALL RACES and ETHNIC and RELIGIOUS  backgrounds, I have known people who were good people and some whom I did not think were much good at all.  This was based on my observations of their behavior and their actions toward others rather than their skin color or religion.  And I believe this to be the feelings of most Americans.
BUT in the climate of the world today, I seem to have observed that a great deal of negative action toward all people has some motivation which is Anti-Christian/Anti-Jewish/Anti-American/Anti-White in nature.  AND I seem to notice that The President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama is much more likely to jump to the wrong conclusion on most matters than you and I.

So I do not have an UNNATURAL or IRRATIONAL  FEAR of people of other races or backgrounds BUT I do recognize the fact that many of those who are causing death and  destruction in the name of  their religion seem to have an IRRATIONAL  HATRED  FOR  ALL THOSE DIFFERENT  FROM  THEM.    This is why I do not like the thought of electing ANYONE possession the character of Barack Hussein Obama to the highest office in our country.    I just hope and pray that it is not too late.
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"There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders.  If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack."............. THOMAS  SOWELL
"History may yet record that an even greater stupidity, with even more catastrophic consequences in the long run, was the European nations' decisions to import millions of people with a culture that was not merely very different, but hostile, to the culture, the values and the people of the Western world."... THOMAS  SOWELL
"And what about us?  When, if ever, are we going to close our borders?   When will we even take control of our borders, so that we can decide who, and how many, will be admitted?  Certainly not before a new president takes office in January 2017 --- and maybe not even then."............ THOMAS  SOWELL
"In the question of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.".. THOMAS JEFFERSON*
** (So much for it being "A LIVING, BREATHING DOCUMENT")
"It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.  There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern.  They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." ........ DANIEL  WEBSTER 
 "An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!.... Sir, we are not weak if we make  a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power....  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.   There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us....   Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY
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I watched several speeches given by the world's most intelligent and articulate human and he kept telling us and the rest of the world about this 65 nation coalition who have the handle on ISIS/ISIL and that the tactics in place will continue.  Funny, but apparently  the odd terrorist plot has manage to escape the keen observation of this, from all appearances, reasonably incompetent coalition.  METHINKS, that perhaps this 65 nation coalition has been more interested in  maintaining an appearance of political correctness than it has been in DEFEATING  ISIS/ISIL.   Why did the attacks and deaths in Paris have to occur in order to light a fire under the asses of the remainder of Europe and the West?  All of a sudden, Belgium has come to the realization that perhaps their open border, open arms policies regarding  IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES/ALIENS has fallen somewhat short of common sense standards.
For the past couple of days we have been subjected to the video of the black male being shot by Chicago Police.  On damn near every one of the programs on which I have seen this short video, the announcers;  Greta;  O'Reilly; and Megyn have all given the viewers warning that this is a "GRAPHIC  VIDEO" and may be too INTENSE for some viewers.  Then they show the video (without sound of course) and while the camera is to the rear of the black male who was shot, the officer doing the shooting was actually in front of the subject.   I have seen NFL replays which were more intense than this video.  Since there was no sound I have no idea of what the dialogue was between the Chicago officer and the subject.  And in all probability the officer might have made a bad decision.

BUT, according to Greta and Megyn and some others whom I cannot remember, all said that the guy shot was armed with a knife and was 10 feet away from the officer when the officer shot him.  ALL of these expert reporters who have never had someone with a knife attack them said that since the subject was 10 feet away, deadly force was UNNECESSARY.   From every self defense class I have ever attended, we were always told that 25 feet was the minimum distance you should allow someone who was approaching you with a knife.  Of course if you already had your weapon drawn you had a bit more time but if your pistol was holstered, a subject armed with a knife could charge you and if he was inside 25 feet away, he could get to you before you could get a shot off.
I have investigated a number of cases in which the attacker had a knife and if he was inside that 25 foot envelope, someone got cut.  Once again, as I understand it, the subject was shot something like 15 times with many coming after he was down, and perhaps the officer doing the shooting panicked and just kept firing until his firearm was empty.  I would also like to point out that on a pistol range where you are in no danger, you can count your shots BUT in a real situation, counting is just not in the cards.

BUT, I doubt seriously if Greta,  Megyn, or Bill have ever been in a situation where a turd with a knife was hot on their case.  SO, I do not place much credence in their views on the matter.
Well tomorrow is THANKSGIVING and  I, for one, have a whole bunch for which to be thankful.  Of course my first thanks go to my family and friends.  I have been blessed to have a loving family and friends down through the years on whom I could count in any situation.  Over the past several years I have lost some of those friends, old and new, and I think of them often.

A few years ago, an friend passed away.  His name was Cliff Peiser and he was a retired San Angelo Police Officer.  Cliff was in his mid eighties when he left us and I seriously do think of him every single day.  I either see something or hear something or read something that reminds me of Cliff.  I actually knew his sister and one brother before I ever met Cliff.  And they told me that he was full of fun and made jokes about lots of stuff.  One of the last times I saw Cliff was at our local H.E.B. grocery store.  We stopped and talked and he had a basket full of stuff and I asked him what he was loading up for.  And without cracking a smile he said that "Tomorrow is Fidel Castro's birthday and they were planning a big celebration".  Of course I knew he was kidding but he would always come up with an answer or statement on damn near any subject.  One of his favorites was telling someone that when he was growing up, their family was so poor that their rainbows were black and white.

Besides being a joker, Cliff was also a really big history buff and I had lots of conversations about the history of our area in West Texas.  He was also really knowledgeable on World War II and even in his 80s he travelled around the state.  He is a guy whom I shall never forget and I only wish I could have known him longer.  On the day of his funeral, the procession was a long one following the hearse out near the community of Veribest, Texas where Cliff was laid to rest.  The procession slowed down to a crawl and in a few minutes I saw why.  The hearse carrying Cliff's casket had broken down just a couple of miles from the cemetery.  Of course the procession went on to the cemetery and another hearse had to be dispatched to carry the Cliff's casket to his final resting place.  While waiting at the cemetery, some of the old San Angelo PD Officers  made the comment that they were not sure that Cliff had not arranged it to have happened that way.  And knowing Cliff, I would not be at all surprised.
I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you get to spend some quality time with family and friends.