WEDNESDAY -December 28, 2016
Greetings once more from the West Texas Home For Deplorable Jingoistic Supporters Of The Second Amendment And The State Of Israel Who Drive Four Wheel Drive SUV Vehicles Which Burn Fossil Fuel.
I am pretty sure that I do not need to spend a whole bunch of time dwelling on the recent UN resolution declaring the Israeli settlements on the West Bank to be illegal and that Israel should cease all construction in that area. We watched the United State Ambassador to the UN ABSTAIN rather than veto this resolution. As far as I am concerned, anyone in politics who either ABSTAINS from casting a vote OR just votes PRESENT, is a flat out coward. Now I am sure the the U.S. Ambassador had orders from the State Department to ABSTAIN and of course he obeyed this criminal administration.
Then earlier today we were subjected to a speech by Secretary of State John Kerry. Now, I did not see the entire speech but what little I did see convinced me that John Kerry was also following the orders of Barack Hussein Obama and his entire speech appeared to me was placing the blame for all of the problems on the West Bank and in the area in general right square on Israel. AND John Kerry said that NO AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION had done more for Israel than the Obama administration.
THEN, to add further insult to not only Israel but to other Middle Eastern countries, when he referred to HAMAS as a "Militant Group" rather than call it what it has been branded for a good while..... A TERRORIST GROUP.
I do feel fairly confident that President Trump will fix this problem fairly early in his occupation of the office of President of the United States.
I am sure that Israel does not do everything exactly as I would like BUT I never forget that in the several wars in that region, Israel has come out on top. Since when to the losers of any conflict get to set the rules. For a good while, Barack Hussein Obama has been urging Israel to return to the 1967 borders.... which Israel says JUST ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN. I have heard the Obama administration urge Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria which I do not believe will happen. If you are not familiar with the Golan Heights, it is a 459 square mile area on the Northeast border of Israel and Syria. It was previously Syrian territory but was lost to Israel in the 1967 War. It is a militarily advantageous area and Israel is not about to give it back to a country who is their sworn enemy, Syria. AS I SAID EARLIER, Territories WON by Israel in several Wars are not up for discussion according to the Israeli government..... and I don't blame them.
I think it is unthinkable for the United States to be taking the side of a group (The Palestinian Territory) run by a Terrorist Organization HAMAS) against our best and strongest ally in the area.
It appears to me as if Barack Hussein Obama and his criminal administration are doing everything within their power to screw up world events in order to dump them in Donald Trump's lap. OK. Let 'em do it. I just don't believe it will take a Donald Trump administration long to right a whole bunch of wrongs committed by Obama and his minions.
ALSO, this morning I read an article that said that FEDERAL REGULATIONS finalized from 2005 to present have cost the American Taxpayers in excess of ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. Let's seen now..... who was President in 2005? Oh Yeah, it was George W. Bush. I just knew he was to blame.... OH wait a minute, who was President from 2008 to the present? Ah yes, it was Barack Hussein Obama so I think this criminal administration is going to have a hard time putting the blame on George W. Bush.... but they will try.
I realize that the college football bowl games are not as important as the vermin running our government BUT I cut out a piece in the paper the other day and saw where there are 45 college bowl games. OK now, with two teams playing in each bowl game that would mean that 90 colleges and universities will be playing in these games. There are at present 128 Division I Colleges and Universities so this is a pretty strong indication that more than half of the Division I schools will be playing in a bowl game.
North Texas University with a 5 - 7 record is in a bowl game as are a number of 6 - 6 teams. When I was a kid growing up I remember these Bowls:
Rose Bowl - Pac 8 Champions vs. Big 10 Champions
Cotton Bowl - Southwest Conference Champions vs. invited team
Sugar Bowl - was generally the Southeast Conference Champions vs. invited team
Orange Bowl - generally the Big 8 Champions vs. invited team
Sun Bowl and when I was still growing up:
Peach Bowl - was generally invited teams
Gator Bowl - generally invited teams
Bluebonnet Bowl - generally the 2nd or 3rd team from the Southwest Conference vs. invited team
Of course when I was a kid up until the conference broke up, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas had the Winner of the Southwest Conference playing a quality team who was invited .... and several times this bowl was for the National Championship; Texas/Navy and Texas/Notre Dame.
BUT, Arkansas and Texas A & M left the Southwest Conference and the new Big 12 Conference was formed and now the Big 12 Conference has 10 teams, go figure.
Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters, Bill Morrill, Marshall Newman -NM - Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Jerry Carpenter, Sherry Welch, Shirley Boatright, Dick Burnett, Freddy Dietz, Bobby Black, Kaylee King (2) - TX - Sr. Delphine Grigas (100 years old) - IL - Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Kate Nolan - FL - L.T. Drennan - OK - Lynn Jones - NE - Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD - Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack - AZ - Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters, Suzie Dove, Weston Lord, DeWayne & Donald Schendel, Ken Welty - CA - Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey, Vicki Watson - CO - Hal Whitmore - DE - Herb Johnston - NY - Lonnie Shoultz - AL - Perry Evans - AR - Jim Pinney, Carol Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) - OH - Joyce Marie Severino - GA - Jason Smith -MS, Josip & Lela Slivar - ZAGREB, CROATIA - Sister Clarice Carroll (83) - HAITI - RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA - CDR USN (Ret) Bob Palmer - WI Tyler Seddon - RI
GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, CAPT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O'Brien, MGySgt. '46 - 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart - US MARINE CORPS - Kenneth Thomas - USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates, - US AIR FORCE - Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG - Zachary Moore - US NAVAL ACADEMY - Lt. William Jourdan, CAPT. Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker (and crew of the USS ANZIO), LT JG Ethan English, - US NAVY - Bud Barnett - USNA 74 - SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES - SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck - US ARMY - CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG - All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
John Mallory - DEA - Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.
"Concealed guns protect not only those who carry them but also those who do not. If concealed guns become widespread, then a mugger or a car jacker has now way of knowing who has one and who does not. It makes being a mugger or car jacker a less safe occupation. Gun control laws are in effect occupational safety laws -- OSHA for burglars, muggers, car jackers and others.".................. THOMAS SOWELL
"Mass shootings are often used as examples of a need for gun control. But what puts a stop to mass shootings? Usually the arrival on the scene of somebody else with a gun."......................... THOMAS SOWELL
"You cannot live a long life without having been forced to change your mind many times about people and things -- including in some cases, your whole view of the world. hose who glorify the young today do them a great disservice, when this sends inexperienced young people out into the world cocksure about things on which they have barely scratched the surface.".................. THOMAS SOWELL
"The first column I ever wrote, 39 years ago, was titled The Profits of Doom. This was long before Al Gore made millions of dollars promoting global warming hysteria. Back in 1970 the prevailing hysteria was the threat of a new ice age --promoted by some of the same environmentalists who are promoting global warming hysteria today."..................... THOMAS SOWELL
"The fatal fallacy of gun control laws in general is the assumption that such laws actually control guns. Criminals who disobey other laws are not likely to be stopped by gun control laws. What such laws actually do is increase the number of disarmed and defenseless victims."................. THOMAS SOWELL
"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
Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz FORMER DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices - Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA), Charles E. Samuels Jr., Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D), FORMER San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI, John Kirby (State Department Spokesman), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, JOHN HICKENLOOPER (D-GOV-CO), Terry McAuliffe (D-VA), Attorney General LORETTA LYNCH, Veteran's Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), James Comey, Ted Cruz (R-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Huma Mahmood Abedin, David Schweikert (R-AZ), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Donna Brazile DNC CHAIRPERSON, John Podesta CLINTON CAMPAIGN MANAGER, Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner
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I received several e-mails and read a couple of articles advising of the upcoming retirement of THOMAS SOWELL. Dr. Sowell is 86 years old and for sure has earned a retirement to pursue other things. As I understand it, he is through writing weekly articles and I seriously hate to hear that we will no longer be permitted to hear and read the thoughts of this brilliant man.
I equate this pretty much to the retirement of William F. Buckley Jr..... I believe that Dr. Thomas Sowell and William F. Buckley Jr. were true conservatives and provided many of us some really great thoughts and articles. I do have hopes that Dr. Sowell will occasionally honor us with an occasional article or editorial opinion.
In any event, Dr. Sowell will be missed by many of us. I sincerely hope he enjoys a long and happy retirement. He has earned it.
Earlier today I heard that George Washington University in their history curriculum will no longer require that American History be a part of that degree program. Instead there was going to be more emphasis on the history of other civilizations. Sure makes sense to me that people who are no longer taught American History in the American Public School systems will now not be exposed to it at the college level.
This same program also said that Harvard Law School was going to start substituting courses in Sharia Law over Constitutional Law. I have not checked either of these stories out but it sure sound strange enough to be absolutely true.
A couple of days back I watched a video of riots in certain sections of Paris between local police, local residents, and Middle Eastern Refugees. These so called "Refugees" were throwing rocks; pipes; bottles; and other debris. The Paris Police were shooting tear gas canisters toward the rioters who were picking them up and throwing them back at the French Police.
OK. I'm going to explain this one more time. If you have bad folks inside a building or a confined space..... tear gas canisters are fine. BUT they do not work well out in the open. I have been on a number of calls in which tear gas canisters were used. They worked fine on people confined indoors but not very good at all out in the open.
After watching this type of activity for years, on film and in person, the thought came to me that while I have seen tear gas canisters thrown back in the face of the Police.... I have NEVER seen a 5.56 mm or a 7.62 mm or a 9 mm or .40 caliber or .45 caliber projectile thrown back at the Police. Perhaps this tear gas stuff on huge crowds should be done away with.
OF course, I Germany.... Frau Merkel deserves a good dose of rioting and destruction for the way in which she has handled the "Refugee" matter.
ALLEN WEST; JOHN BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE; GEN. JAMES NORMAN MATTIS
** You may have noticed that all politicians have been removed from the Good Guy List. Sheriff David Clarke is the only exception.
SEE Y'ALL NEXT WEEK