The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

2nd Amendment and the motives of the left.

I saw this on another blog, and I snagged it, but for the life of me I cannot find the site again to give them the "props".    I have stated this many times, Gun control isn't about guns...it is about control, we the "unwashed masses" need our betters in DC on the Potomic to guide us.  I always knew that the driving force behind gun control is "people control, " same as with Obunglercare.  Once we don't have the means of resistance, we cease to be free and become serfs on the land that formerly was the single most free place  on the planet, but the population as a whole has forgotten what they were, bought the whole "hope and change" stuff and signed away their birthright.    The writings is from this person, the pics are from me.

When I think about this problem, one of the first things I remember is that when hostilities broke out between the American colonists and the King’s soldiers, the latter immediately attempted to secure the armory in Concord. From that failure came “the shot heard ’round the world”.
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“Gun Control” is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for much longer than guns have existed. It’s been a universal phenomenon amongst human societies. And it’s never been about public safety. It has been, and always will be, an act of caste stratification and population control.
In ancient Feudal societies all around the world, notably China and Japan and many parts of Europe and the Middle-East, peasants and plebeians were prohibited from owning weapons. When the ruling aristocrats and feudal land-owners required a military force, their trusted retainers would issue arms to conscripted peasant-levies, and send them into battle as vanguards of the main force. After battle finished and the troops had looted the field, the retainers would retrieve these weapons and send the serfs back to work. Why were the commoners prohibited from possession of weapons?
To prevent uprisings.
Remember that in these points in history, society was rigidly stratified, and the only individuals who could possess arms were men who had proven their loyalty to their rulers. These men were regarded as dignified individuals, men of honour and upstanding moral virtue, while commoners were regarded as little more than productive units in the inventories of their lords and masters. Just look at the culture of respect for the Knights and Samurai of old.
Control of the disarmed populace in turn went on to reflect and perpetuate such social stratification. Without the means to change their government by force, these societies were ruled by the strongest and wealthiest men with armies composed of a loyal minority to defend them.
Force is, and always has been, the highest, most fundamental form of authority. All other authorities have been, and always will be, derived from the means to exert and resist force.
In the late 1700s, the colonists of America knew this lesson from history all too well. During the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers fought against a tyrannical and oppressive government which sought to restrict the means to exert and resist force, and sought to take the majority of wealth away from the colonial population. The Second Amendment to the American Constitution was written to ensure that common citizens would always have recourse to the highest form of authority so that in the inevitable event of the ruling body no longer looking out for the interests of the common people at heart, they would be able to resort to force-of-arms to at least stand a chance of overturning a corrupted system.
With the advent of mass-media broadcasting and the rise of the New Feudal-Capitalist caste system, the ruling elites have gained a most powerful weapon: brainwashing. No longer have religious institutions been required to control the masses. Fear imparted by widespread propaganda now does it for them. Even more perceptive people can, and often are, influenced by this conditioning process during the formative years, developing attitudes of apathy.
Which brings us to the nature of Gun Control.

A wise man once said “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself” (a quote often misattributed to Joseph Goebbels). This is the insidious nature in which the elites of the world have been consolidating their power, by disseminating lies about the nature of force and the nature of weapons. This is most evident in the conditioning of unfathomable numbers of otherwise rational individuals to believe that there are never circumstances where recourse to force of arms is justifiable, and that “non-violent” action is always the best action, which has been demonstrated by history repeatedly to seldom be the case.
This propaganda also revolves around twisting of the facts and manipulation of popular preconceptions, with strong emotive undertones. All too often people remember the times when people use weapons to kill indiscriminately, but all too rarely are people informed of the millions of instances globally where weapons are used to mitigate unnecessary losses of life.
Firearms in particular represented a shift in the paradigm. No longer was it only the strong, quick-witted and talented who may wield arms, but now any individual with the inclination, time and access, has means to exert and resist force. A conceptual precursor to the firearm, the crossbow, drew similar ire during the Middle Ages, where a Papal Decree was issued to prohibit their use in warfare claiming that the ability to give a common peasant the ability to defeat the armour of a wealthy Knight and thus kill him, was an aberration to the natural order. Regardless, control over such weapons and their possession by the peasants was sufficient enough that most rulers saw possession of these weapons as justifiable.
Just as we in this day and age should understand that now, more than ever in history, possession of the means to exert and resist force is not only justifiable, but a necessity. Now more than ever we see a disparity between the wealthy and powerful and the poor and disempowered. Gun-control advocates live in ivory towers, and all too often the most powerful voices amongst them possess the weapons themselves, and/or retain individuals entrusted with such weaponry. This is damning evidence of the hypocrisy and elitism behind laws of personal weapon restriction. We live at a precipice of history, at the branch in the road where we may choose between a society where the minority of wealthy and strong are more equal than the majority, or a society where all men may stand as equals guaranteed by their capacity to exert and resist acts of force.
We are already descending down the path of the former, but it is not too late to stop this decay. The hardest part is overcoming the incessant propaganda, which is the reason why I have written this essay
Remember; you only have the power, if you have the will.
Blessings upon you all

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Difference between "Republic and Democracy..."

I saw this link while surfing the web,   I have stated many times to the people who think that this country is a "democracy"   It is not....The founding fathers viewed "democracy" as "mob rule"  and it was a very chaotic form of government.  We were not referred as a "democracy" until Woodrow Wilson, the father of the modern liberal/progressive movement.  The Republic is "rule of Law" vs the" Rule of the mob"   I always liked Democracy as 3 wolves and 1 sheep voting on dinner...Whereas "Republic"  the sheep are armed.

Republic vs. Democracy

Rule by Law vs. Rule by Majority

Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman's inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

Not only have we failed to keep it, most don't even know what it is.

A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the Constitution).   A democracy is direct government ruled by the majority (mob rule).   A Republic recognizes the inalienable rights of individuals while democracies are only concerned with group wants or needs (the public good). Lawmaking is a slow, deliberate process in our Constitutional Republic requiring approval from the House, Senate, Executive (President or Governor), The Supreme Court, and individual jurors (jury-nullification).   Lawmaking in our unlawful democracy occurs rapidly requiring approval from the whim of the majority as determined by polls and/or voter referendums.   Voter referendums allow legislators to blame bad law on the people.   A good example of democracy in action is a lynch mob.
Democracies always self-destruct when the non-productive majority realizes that it can vote itself handouts from the productive minority by electing the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury.   To maintain their power, these candidates must adopt an ever-increasing tax and spend policy to satisfy the ever-increasing desires of the majority.   As taxes increase, incentive to produce decreases, causing many of the once productive to drop out and join the non-productive.   When there are no longer enough producers to fund the legitimate functions of government and the socialist programs, the democracy will collapse, always to be followed by a Dictatorship.
Even though nearly every politician, teacher, journalist and citizen believes that our Founders created a democracy, it is absolutely not true.   The Founders knew full well the differences between a Republic and a Democracy.   They repeatedly and emphatically said that they had founded a Republic.
Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution "guarantees to every state in this union a Republican form of government".... Conversely, the word Democracy is not mentioned even once in the Constitution.   Madison warned us of the dangers of democracies with these words,
"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths...", "We may define a republic to be ... a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior.   It is essential to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans and claim for their government the honorable title of republic." James Madison, Federalist No. 10, (1787)
"A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.   There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Our military training manuals used to contain the correct definitions of Democracy and Republic. The following comes from Training Manual No. 2000-25 published by the War Department, November 30, 1928.
  • A government of the masses.
  • Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of "direct" expression.
  • Results in mobocracy.
  • Attitude toward property is communistic--negating property rights.
  • Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether is be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.
  • Results in demogogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.
  • Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them.
  • Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences.
  • A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass.
  • Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy.
  • Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.
  • Is the "standard form" of government throughout the world.
The manuals containing these definitions were ordered destroyed without explanation about the same time that President Franklin D. Roosevelt made private ownership of our lawful money (US Minted Gold Coins) illegal.   Shortly after the people turned in their $20 gold coins, the price was increased from $20 per ounce to $35 per ounce.   Almost overnight F.D.R., the most popular president this century (elected 4 times) looted almost half of this nation's wealth, while convincing the people that it was for their own good.   Many of F.D.R.'s policies were suggested by his right hand man, Harry Hopkins, who said,
"Tax and Tax, Spend and Spend, Elect and Elect, because the people are too damn dumb to know the difference".

Monday, September 23, 2013

Gypsy....Monday Music

Still busy, this week I am in school and it is called "Fundamentals of troubleshooting. basically defining the problem, tracing it influence, testing and fixing the problem.  I am on day shift this week before I go back to my nocturnal existence on 3rd shift.

I decided to go with Fleetwood Mac and "Gypsy".  I really have soft spot for Stevie Nicks and that voice.  She is really good with the vocal range and I really enjoyed the song and the video.  Fleetwood Mac was one of the superbands from the late 70's and they still have an ability to fill a venue. 

"Gypsy" is a song by the rock group Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks wrote the song originally circa 1979, and the earliest demo recordings were recorded in early 1980 with Tom Moncrieff for possible inclusion on her solo debut Bella Donna. However, when Nicks' friend Robin Anderson died of leukemia, the song took on a new significance and Nicks held it over for Fleetwood Mac. "Gypsy" was the second single release and second biggest hit from the Mirage album following Hold Me. "Gypsy" reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

There are two points of inspiration behind "Gypsy", as stated by Stevie Nicks. The first of which is a point of nostalgia for Nicks: her life before Fleetwood Mac. Before joining the iconic band, Nicks lived with Lindsey Buckingham, who would also join Fleetwood Mac. Nicks and Buckingham were partners in both the musical and romantic sense; however, only their musical partnership has survived. Nicks met Buckingham at a high school party, where he was singing “California Dreaming” by the Mamas and the Papas. Nicks joined in with perfect harmony, then they introduced themselves. They didn't see each other again until college, where they started a relationship, and started a duo called Buckingham Nicks. They barely got by with Nicks' waitress and cleaning-lady income. They couldn't afford a bed frame, so they slept on a single mattress, directly on the floor. Nicks says the mattress was decorated in lace, with a vase and a flower at its side. Whenever she feels her famous life getting to her, she goes "back to her roots," and takes her mattress off the frame and puts it "back to the floor" and decorates it with "some lace, and paper flowers." It takes her back to the days when she had no wealth—back to herself as a poor gypsy. Some speculate the rest of this song is directed at Buckingham, assuming the lyrics depict her leaving him. On March 31, 2009, Nicks gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly discussing the inspiration for the song:
"Oh boy, I've never really spoken about this, so I get verklempt, and then I've got the story and I start to screw it up. Okay: In the old days, before Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey [Buckingham] and I had no money, so we had a king-size mattress, but we just had it on the floor. I had old vintage coverlets on it, and even though we had no money it was still really pretty... Just that and a lamp on the floor, and that was it—there was a certain calmness about it. To this day, when I'm feeling cluttered, I will take my mattress off of my beautiful bed, wherever that may be, and put it outside my bedroom, with a table and a little lamp."
On March 25, 2009 during a show in Montreal on Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed Tour, Stevie Nicks gave a short history of the inspiration behind Gypsy. She explained it was written sometime in 1978-79, when the band had become "very famous, very fast," and it was a song that brought her back to an earlier time, to an apartment in San Francisco where she had taken the mattress off her bed and put it on the floor. To contextualize, she voiced the lyrics: "So I'm back, to the velvet underground. Back to the floor, that I love. To a room with some lace and paper flowers. Back to the gypsy that I was." Those are the words: 'So I'm back to the velvet underground'—which is a clothing store in downtown San Francisco, where Janis Joplin got her clothes, and Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane. It was this little hole in the wall, amazing, beautiful stuff—'back to the floor that I love, to a room with some lace and paper flowers, back to the gypsy that I was.'"
The second, and most emotional, subject of this song is the message as a tribute to someone's passing. On October 5, 1982, Robin Snyder Anderson, Stevie's best friend, died of leukemia.

Stevie Nicks and Robin Snyder Anderson

Nicks met Robin Snyder at Arcadia high school in Los Angeles, CA when they were either 14 or 15. Around this time, Nicks had written her first song, and played it for Snyder. After that, they became best friends. Snyder was theatrical, herself; she took part in a dance troup, choir, and a theatre club. She later became Nicks' speech therapist on tour, and helped her with her voice. Videos of the two preparing for concerts are easily accessible over the internet, for instance, one video in particular where Snyder helps Nicks prepare for a concert during the "Rumours" tour. Not only did she help her with her singing, but she was also her confidante, and the person who knew her best. According to Carol Ann Harris' book, "Storms", Snyder could calm her down within just a fraction of a second. The night before her "Bella Donna" was released, Nicks received a terrifying call from Snyder saying she had leukemia, and the doctors thought she could only last three months. Even more horrifying to Nicks was the news that Snyder had gotten pregnant, as to leave her husband, Kim Anderson, with something after she left. If she aborted the child, she could've possibly lived for another year. However, the baby was born (three months-premature), and Snyder died three days later. Nicks was on tour The only person Nicks felt could understand her grief was Kim Anderson. He felt the same way, and out of grief, as well as the duty to give the baby (named Matthew) a good home, the two married. Three months later, Nicks filed for divorce, after she "received a sign" from Snyder telling her to get out of there. Nicks reportedly hasn't seen Matthew since. She says that she has a roomful of Snyder's things for him, when he's ready. As Snyder was dying, Nicks dedicated "Gypsy" to her. Nicks found it extremely difficult to sing the song in concert. So that's what 'Gypsy' means: it's just a search for before this all happened. And later, I tacked on a line for my friend Robin, my best friend, who died of leukemia: 'I still see your bright eyes.' But then, Robin wasn't sick yet. She got cancer, and died within a year."

Music video

The video for this song, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was the highest-budget music video ever produced at the time. It used several locations including a highly detailed portrayal of a forest, and required many costumes and dancers. It was the very first "World Premiere Video" on MTV in 1982.
Interpersonal difficulties among the band members complicated the shoot, much as they had with the earlier video for "Hold Me." When he was pairing them during blocking, Mulcahy recalls, "people were pulling me aside saying 'No no. Those two were fucking and then they split up and now he's sleeping with her'. I got very confused, who was sleeping with whom.
Stevie Nicks especially remembers the experience as unpleasant. Two weeks beforehand, she had gone into rehabilitation to attempt to end her cocaine addiction. However, the video shoot could not be rescheduled, and she had to take a break for it. Near the end of the first of three days, she was exhausted and said she wanted some cocaine. A small bottle that was discreetly brought to her was later thrown out before she could use any. "I think we would probably have gone on to make many more great videos like 'Gypsy' had we not been so into drugs.
Those issues were further strained by having to work closely with her former boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham. "We weren't getting along well then. I didn't want to be anywhere near him; I certainly didn't want to be in his arms," she says of the scene where the two are dancing. "If you watch the video, you'll see I wasn't happy. And he wasn't a very good dancer."


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Liberal indoctrination in the schools....?

I ran across this story while I was surfing around the internet.  It backs what I have said for years, the communist,godless heathen liberals are very patient, they know that their work to transform the United States will take generations so they start in the schools....besides that is where the Teachers Unions that are far left in ideology have been able to sink their roots into the education system....I also consider the Department of indoctrination Education in D.C. to be a major funding for this ideology.  The schools always on the hunt for more $$$ will accept the strings attached to it.  The liberals use what is called "constructive criticism of the established traditions"  if you are unsure...read Lenin...Marx and Engals used the same premise to attack the established customs and traditions....tear them down as old, outdated, not current with the times to paraphrase some of the current holders of political office.  Then replace traditional values that have been around for generations and provided a nation with its pride and replace it with "modern values" that are more in tune with the belief system that would encourage collectivism and surrender of individual will to do what the party wants you to do and in case you are not sure..
     The Party is there to keep the privileged few in power and use the rest of the people as props to hold up the regime.    Only those that are members of the party will have a good life...All the others exist to serve the will of the party.  George Orwell would be proud.  "1984" is coming closer and closer and people don't realize it.  I have stated that it would take at least 2 generations to undue the damage of "Hope and Change"  Once people have been indoctrinated, they tend to keep their viewpoint and will not change.
their viewpoints.  Unless there is a huge groundswell against this, the totalitarianism is creeping closer.  Remember what I said earlier about "Constructive Criticism "?  They will use our own innate sense of manners and politeness against us because it suits their need to do so and we as polite conservatives would find ourselves shouted down by the rage and hysterics of the average liberal.

What this story pertains to is the indoctrination of student in the school system, that being said, I watch what they teach my son in his school system and so far it hasn't been bad.....yet.  In other schools the indoctrination is more evident.  I saw where a certain high school took it upon itself to change the meaning of the bill of rights of the U.S Constitution.  The link is here  
     I pulled out the copy of the bill of rights and I will post them in order...then compare them to what is in the text book.
      1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
      2. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
      3.No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
     4.  The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
     5.  No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
     6.In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
      7.  In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
     8. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
     9.  The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
     10.The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    I pulled this off the "Young America's foundation website. 

By: Hillary Cherry, Program Officer of Public Relations
The authors of United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination have taken it upon themselves to change the Constitution of the United States. The high school textbook contains a summary of each Amendment that alters the initial intent in which they were created.
The textbook notes the Second Amendment as, "The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia."
The actual Second Amendment reads, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Guyer High School and numerous others have assigned the book for an "Advanced Placement History" course. By assigning anti-factual literature, the only advanced placement the school has ensured for their students is in the world of biased academia.
Sadly, parents now have to fact check textbooks to be sure their students are being taught accurate history. High schools and universities should focus on being a marketplace of ideas, not force-feeding leftist theories.
In an effort to remove the textbook from the school's curriculum, the Daily Paul has created a "Call to Action" plan. They are asking parents and concerned members of the community to attend the next school board meeting and demand answers.
Liberal indoctrination has become a serious threat to academic freedom and we must fight to stop it.
Liberal Textbook
*Photo by Sean Getts

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Blood Dancers are at it again....

I wanted to wait a bit before commenting on the Washington Naval Yard shooting...I wanted to wait a bit and let the family mourn...it is a respect thing...Something I wish the politicians especially those on the left seem to unable to locate or use.  We have Senator Dianne Feinstein immediately before the blood was even cold schilling for more gun control.

  The same politician that had a hearing to restrict the first amendment rights of those she considers "alternative media".  It is all about control, the elitist which she is part of believe that we the great unwashed masses need our betters in Washington D.C. on how to live.  That is a big issue with me is the blatant hypocrisy displayed on the left.  She has her bodyguards to protect her from the same masses that she wants to restrict our ability to defend ourselves and control the information so we will become the drones that the statist believe in to help run the utopia that they envision for us.
      Now we will have to endure more calls for gun control, they keep telling us that we need " to compromise on our rights...Lemme get my dictionary....Compromise


  [kom-pruh-mahyz]  Show IPA noun, verb, com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing.
a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment ofconflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
the result of such a settlement.
something intermediate between different things: The split-level is a compromise between a ranch houseand a multistoried house.
an endangering, especially of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.: a compromise of one'sintegrity.

  So to compromise..I have to give up something......what does the anti-gunner give up....NOTHING>>>ZIP >>>NADA...They don't give up crap.  Until the next time another squirrel uses a firearm, then they will want more compromise which basically means..we lose more of our rights.   I am not going to give up anything anymore.  All we have done in the past is try to be reasonable....Well I am done being reasonable.     
The Anti-gunners keep missing the point...They are trying to legislate morality and it doesn't work.  The people that do bad things already broke other laws...What will passing more laws accomplish....?  As I understand it, the nutcase that did the shooting already had been jailed for violence and gun related incidences and he had a security clearance?   

When will they learn..This is people control they want..they use the guise of "Gun Control" but it is basically "people control" and it is very difficult to control people especially since there are about 300 million of us in the United States and we all are individuals with individual issues and they want to use a "cookie cutter" approach to this.  The attitude is to "Do Something"  so to rush out and pass a bad law will somehow sooth the conscience of the lawmakers that believe that they have to do something.   How about enforcing the existing laws.   Now we have Carney saying that Obungler will sign more executive actions to get something going.....Nothing like "not letting a crisis go to waste."  We already have major intrusions into peoples privacy and they want to do more.  We already have vets that will not seek help because they will be put into a database and have their 2nd amendment rights stripped without due process.  I really believe that it shows a lapse in a national fiber because of all these violence.  Many years there was no gun control and people pulling off a mass shooting was unheard of,  Now it is a sigh of the times for mass shootings.  I keep wondering if we as a country will survive the next 20+ years.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday Music..."Tunnel of Love"

    Today is my new installment of Monday Music(Well it is Tuesday Morning....so there...)  I got moved from the Airbus line to the Boeing 757 line, so I am learning a whole new airplane and it is very different than the Airbus that I am familiar with.  That is why there is the time lag on my postings...nothing like hitting the ground running.
     I decided to go with Bruce Springsteen and his "Tunnel of Love", I was on leave when I got this album and played it a lot especially when I went back to Germany.  His last album "Born in the USA was my favorite album for a long time.  His next album wasn't quite as successful but it was still a good offering.   I don't care for the politics of Bruce, but I like his music...There are times that I wish that singers and performers would keep their politics out of the news...it does make it more difficult to lay my $$$ down for somebody that is diametrically opposed to my beliefs.   I do digress, here is some information on "Tunnel of Love"
     "Tunnel of Love" is the title song by Bruce Springsteen from his 1987 Tunnel of Love album. It was released as the second single from the album, reaching number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Like the first single from the album, "Brilliant Disguise", "Tunnel of Love" reached number one on the Album Rock Tracks chart. The single had less commercial success in other countries.

Like much of the Tunnel of Love album, "Tunnel of Love" was recorded in Springsteen's home studio, called Thrill Hill East, between January and May 1987 with several members of the E Street Band.On this song, Springsteen played several instruments and is backed by Roy Bittan on synthesizers, Nils Lofgren on lead guitar and Max Weinberg on drums. Springsteen's future wife, Patti Scialfa provided backing vocals. Effects on the song include the sounds of an actual family riding a roller coaster in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
The song uses a fairground funhouse ride as a metaphor for marriage. The relationship described in the song has three principals - the singer, his wife, and all the things they are scared of. The singer feels that marriage should be simple ("man meets woman and they fall in love"), but recognizes that along the way the ride can become difficult and unpredictable. The characters in the song laugh when they see each other in the funhouse mirrors, but it is not clear if they are laughing out of humor, or laughing at each other in derision.The song notes that it is all too easy for two people to lose each other on the "funhouse ride" of marriage.
The music of the song echoes the lyrics. The music is complex and has half of the E Street Band playing on the song. Nils Lofgren's surging guitar sound has been likened to the sound of the bickering couple, and the percussion and synthesizer add to the carnival atmosphere, as does the sound of the roller coaster riding family.

The chanted vocal bridge at 3:40 in the song borrows the melody from the bridge of the Moody Blues' song New Horizons (from their 1972 album Seventh Sojourn)
The song was later released on the compilation album The Essential Bruce Springsteen.
The aggregation of critics' lists at acclaimedmusic.net did not place this song in its list of the top 3000 songs of all time, but rated it as one of the 1980 songs "bubbling under" the top 3000. The song has also been listed as the #20 Best Rock and Roll single of all time by Jimmy Guterman in 1992 and as one of the 7500 most important songs from 1944 through 2000 by Bruce Pollock. It was also ranked as the #10 single of 1987 by the Village Voice and the Single of the Year in 1987 by the Rolling Stone Magazine.
The original single's B-side, "Two for the Road", is a short song performed by Springsteen alone, accompanying himself on guitar (acoustic and electric) and whistling for one verse. It is a love song, in whose lyrics the singer makes gentle advances to a girl he met after a show.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The progressives are going after the first amendment....?

Well this was touched upon by OldNFO,Washington Examiner and on other blogs.....so lemme get this.... the powers that be don't believe that I deserve 1st amendment protection...only  the established news media..

You know those guys that are soo good and careful when vetting candidates and publishing unbiased news....Those guys that sat on the Edwards affair and pregnancy for a while until a muckraking organization like the enquirer got wind of it.  Now if that had been a candidate with "R" on his party affiliation...they would have published this information in a new york minute.
    Now we have Senator Feinstein...you know the one that tried to ram a gun control bill through congress...yep the same one and Chuckie Shumer  who never saw a gun control proposal that he didn't like.  The same ones that try to restrict the average citizen rights to own a firearm..and better control the masses, now they are trying to control the information that is out there since the alternative media are the only ones that break the scandals and other information that is damaging to the progressives....It sure ain't the mainstream media, they are
very beholden to the progressives and since they are overwhelmingly liberal, they will not publish something that might be harmful to "their guy" since they have been carrying the water for the democrats for 40+ years, they have told us what to eat, drink, what to believe, what to wear and shape our opinion and beliefs in this world.   We that are conservatives knew that the story coming from the lamestream media was false but we had no independent ways if getting our information.  Then came Rush and talk radio, it made us realize that we were not alone in the world anymore.  I remember the first time I heard talk radio was in 1994 when they were pushing through the assault weapons ban and were pushing through hillerycare.  The news that the talk radio people pushed out there was not from the mainstream media who seemed to have some kind of arrangement with the democrats to get pieces of information that was beneficial to democrats and other leftist.

I remembered back in my history classes back before they taught an agenda that the information about the formation of the American Revolution was from people like Thomas Paine, Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 [1] (NS February 9, 1737) – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination"  he wrote " the Death of Common Sense" that helped galvanize the American People to succeed from Britain,   He also wrote "American Crisis" to help inspire the Americans against the British Army.  Thomas Paine would be considered a " blogger" by today definition.  Remember it is a pair of bloggers that broke the "Fast and Furious" scandal when Obama's administration tried to do an end run around the 2nd amendment and flood the mexican drug war with American weapons to then generate a crisis to call for a ban, but they got busted.    Would a mainstream media reporter have done that story?.....Yeah right....they are more interested in maintaining their relationship with the democrats than publishing the truth.  It was Andrew BreitBart that helped break the ACORN scandals that embarrassed the administration...Would a mainstream media outlet have done that? I remember from my history studies back in the day, the founding fathers considered the 1st amendment very important because they just had a war with Britain and they knew that the truth was a cornerstone of preserving the republic.   Many of the pamplets that were handed out were self published by a hand operated printing press by the writers, that is how they got news that was not favorable to the British that the regular newspapers of the day would not publish for fear of upsetting the British that were entrenched in the American cities......Sound familiar....?

I am a regular blogger, I don't get paid to publish anything, and I don't expect to.  I am not part of the established media, I have no interest of protecting the status quo.  I believe in my 1st amendment rights to say anything critical about the government if I don't agree with it.  It is my first amendment right and I also have my 2nd amendment rights to protect my first if somebody tries to take it away.  An educated populace is the best bulwark against tyranny and the powers that be want to strip my 1st amendment rights from me because I am not the established media.  They want to control the information that is out there so they can do what ever they do without having the spotlight shined on them. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Syria and how our President got punked by Putin...

Well, if you’re one of those out there who has thus far failed to see the dominance of Vladimir Putin in the Putin/Obama relationship … the light surely must be shining now.  In the last 24 hours The Chicago Messiah has managed to show not only America, but the rest of the world, just how weak he is on the world stage.
            A bit of a recap here to show you what kind of a bind Obama was in:
  • Obama goes off-teleprompter (always a dangerous thing) and comes up with this “red line” gaff.  He is then on the record as saying that Assad will be dealt with harshly if he dares to use chemical weapons.
  • Assad uses (or at least Obungler and Flipper say he used) chemical weapons against his own people.
  • Obama realizes how badly he screwed up with his “red line” comment.  His credibility, whatever is left of it, is on the line.
  • Obama seeks help from Great Britain.  For the first time since 1792 the British Parliament refuses to go along with a request from the Prime Minister to use force.  Obama is in this on his own.  I guess repeatedly being dissed by Obama has its repercussions.
  • Obama needs someone to stand with him on this, so he tells the nation he will seek an approval vote for the Congress.  Nothing like pushing the possibility of failure on Congress.  It soon becomes clear the congress is not going along.  The Senate .. maybe … but not the house.  Obama is feeling even more lonely and exposed.  I guess Congress don't want to be the fall guy for another Obungler failure.
  • Obama calls in the campaign team, Plouffe et al.  It’s not policy he’s looking for, it’s words.  They tell him to tell the world that the red line isn’t really his.  Fail.It doesn't matter that there is proof all over youtube that Obungler drew the red line.  Perhaps the media will cover for him...as they always have.
  • Virtually all polls taken of the American people show strong opposition to Obama’s planned attack on Syria.  We as Americans know that there is no American interest to be served getting involved.  The attitude is basically "they are killing each other....not us."

      Putin (background – ass-kicking KGB operative) sees a way to take advantage of this situation to both embarrass and establish a stronger dominance over 0bama (background – pot-smoking community organizer and freeloader).  Putin heard John Kerry make a bit of a mistake at a presser.  Flipper is asked what Assad can do to avoid an attack.  The Flipper suggests that Assad could turn over his chemical weapons.  The White House immediately refutes the idea, and Flipper’s handlers start trying to walk the comment back.  But Putin was listening … and he makes his move.
      Putin, loyal to his primary goal here is to keep his pal Assad in power, immediately seizes on Kerry’s idea and makes it a firm proposal.  Just that quickly Putin takes control.
      Now Obama sees a way out.  He knows that Putin is controlling the situation here, but at least now he can avoid an embarrassing congressional “no” vote, the first in American history.  But hmmmmmm.  Maybe Obama can get some of his grove back here.  So he tells us that he was actually talking about this plan for Assad to give up his chemical weapons when he was meeting with Putin last week!  Yeah … sure.

      So …. Here we are.  Harry Reid has already put off the Senate vote.  After tonight’s speech by Obama Reid will probably announce that the vote is postponed indefinitely.  The House may go ahead with a vote, but in light of Putin’s little parlay that vote will be cast as nothing more than an attempt to embarrass the anointed one.
      An agreement will be reached between the ass-kicker, the community organizer and the gasser for Syria to turn over “all” of its chemical weapons.  Of course “all” of the weapons will not be turned over.  There will be inspections, but Putin will work with Assad to make sure the inspections are not too thorough.  In the end Assad will keep a good portion of those chemical weapons, and Putin will supply him with even more arms including the S-300 series missile system.
       Down the road chemicals weapons will be utilized again and Assad can say " I turned in all the chemical weapons...Must be some rebel faction using it."   
     Obama's foreign policy is like an episode of the "Keystone Cops", total amateurs bumbling from one crisis to another most of them due to their own making.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


It has been 12 years since we were attacked by the forces of Islam....12 years since we watched 3000 Americans die....it has been 12 years later and 2 wars and America is irrevocable changed.   Before 9-11 we still had our innocence so to speak, this was before the TSA and DHS and the other alphabet agencies that like to view us as cattle to be prodded and harassed and controlled.   It has been 12 years since this country was free.   I do miss the America that was "Before".  The America that is now, I don't recognize.  We have been changed and not for the better.

Honor those that have fallen.

Monday, September 9, 2013

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Ol Oak Tree...." Monday Music

I have been very busy with Boy Scouts since my son "crossed over" from cub scouts to boy scouts.  We went on his first primitive camp out(no electricity). My son had a good time, he tried to fish, he wanted to earn the "fishing" merit badge, part of the requirement is that he had to catch 3 different kinds of fish.
     He was very persistent, but to no avail did he catch any fish...I believe that it was because of all the scouts "accidentally" falling into the water scared all the fish away.     The Boy Scouts are " Boy" run not adult run like the cub scouts are, so the boys do all the work instead of the adults, we basically keep them out of mischief and make sure that they "learn" safely.  Some of the things that they do on their own is "cook", in the cub scouts, the adults worked the grill.  Well in the Boy Scouts, the scouts cook.  It is part of their system.

My son using the grill for the first time.  Like I said, the boys do all the stuff for themselves,  He was excited that he was cooking on real charcoal and he made me proud that he did "man up" and volunteer and got the job done.

Yellow ribbon flown in 1979 by Penne Laingen when her husband, US diplomat Bruce was held captive during the Iran hostage crisis; among the first of the modern "yellow ribbons."

I decided to change gears and go with an early 70's song, I heard this song on my Sirius/XM on my "70's channel."  I remember the song when it first came out and it did sound good and was easy especially for a kid to follow.  I also remember the yellow ribbons when they came out during the hostage crisis when the kooks in Iran overran our embassy due to our allowing the deposed Shah of Iran to enter the country for medical attention.    It later showed up all over the place when I was deployed to the Gulf in 1990 and 1991.  And it is associated with the returning of the troops.  When my brother was deployed in his first tour to Iraq, I had a yellow ribbon around a tree and it stayed up the entire 16 month deployment of his 1st armored division.   We combat vets are superstitious lot, and I was afraid that if I removed the ribbon, the good luck for my brother would dissipate so it stayed until his return.  It did look kinda rough at the end though.

During the Iran hostage crisis, the yellow ribbon was used a symbol of support for the hostages held at the United States embassy in Tehran. In November 1979, a committee headed by Suzan E. Garrett of the Jaycees ladies service organization in Leitchfield, Kentucky organized a campaign to "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" around public trees as well as encouraging people to wear tied ribbons on lapels in support of the U.S. hostages being held in Iran. She was interviewed on ABC-TV by Ted Koppel on the newly created Nightline late-night news program and later by Peter Jennings for ABC's World News Tonight.
This symbolism continued and gained further notoriety in December 1979, when Penelope Laingen, wife of Bruce Laingen who was the most senior foreign service officer being held hostage, tied a yellow ribbon around a tree on the lawn of her Maryland home. The ribbon primarily symbolized the resolve of the American people to win the hostages' safe release. Yellow ribbons featured prominently in the celebrations of their return home in January 1981.
The yellow ribbon saw renewed popularity in the United States during the Gulf War in the early 1990s. It appeared along with the slogan "support our troops", in the form of yellow ribbons tied to trees, and countless other contexts. It often had the implied meaning of "bring our troops home" from the Desert Shield and Desert Storm troop deployments. It appeared again during the 2003 invasion of Iraq with similar meanings, most prominently in the form of a yellow ribbon printed on magnetized material and displayed on the outside of automobiles.

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" is a song by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando. It was written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown and produced by Hank Medress and Dave Appell, with Motown/Stax backing vocalist Telma Hopkins, Joyce Vincent Wilson and her sister Pamela Vincent on backing vocals. It was a worldwide hit for the group in 1973.
It reached number one on both the US and UK charts for four weeks in April 1973, number one on the Australian charts for seven weeks from May to July 1973 and number one on the New Zealand charts for ten weeks from June to August 1973. It was the top-selling single in 1973 in both the US and UK. In 2008, Billboard ranked the song as the 37th biggest song of all time in its issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100.

The song is told from the point of view of a prisoner who has completed his three-year sentence but is uncertain if he will be welcomed home.
He writes his love, asking her to tie a yellow ribbon around the "ole oak tree" in front of the house (which the bus, bringing him home from prison, will pass by) if she wants him to return to her life; if he does not see such a ribbon, he will remain on the bus (taking that to mean he is unwelcome). He asks the bus driver to check, fearful of not seeing anything,.
To his amazement, the entire bus cheers the response – there are 100 yellow ribbons around the tree, a sign he is very much welcome.

The origin of the idea of a yellow ribbon as remembrance may have been the 19th century practice that some women allegedly had of wearing a yellow ribbon in their hair to signify their devotion to a husband or sweetheart serving in the U.S. Cavalry. The song "'Round Her Neck She Wears a Yeller Ribbon", which later inspired the John Wayne movie She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, is a reference to this.
The symbol of a yellow ribbon became widely known in civilian life in the 1970s as a reminder that an absent loved one, either in the military or in jail, would be welcomed home on their return.
The story of a convict who had told his love to tie a ribbon to a tree outside of town is an American folk tale, dating to before 1959. In October 1971, newspaper columnist Pete Hamill wrote a piece for the New York Post called "Going Home". In it, he told a variant of the story, in which college students on a bus trip to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale make friends with an ex-convict who is watching for a yellow handkerchief on a roadside oak in Brunswick, Georgia. Hamill claimed to have heard this story in oral tradition.
In June 1972, nine months later, Reader's Digest reprinted "Going Home". Also in June 1972, ABC-TV aired a dramatized version of it in which James Earl Jones played the role of the returning ex-con. A month and a half after that, Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown registered for copyright a song they called "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree". The authors said they heard the story while serving in the military. Pete Hamill was not convinced and filed suit for infringement. Hamill dropped his suit after folklorists working for Levine and Brown turned up archival versions of the story that had been collected before "Going Home" had been written.

In April 1973, the song reached No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 (chart date April 21, 1973) in the US, and stayed at No. 1 for four weeks. "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" sold 3 million records in the US in three weeks. It also reached N. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and BMI calculated that radio stations had played it 3 million times from seventeen continuous years of airplay. It also reached No. 1 in the UK and Australia, and has sold 1 million copies in the UK.