Revolver Map.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Great grandson

Our first Great grandson was born December,9, 2010. Time of birth was 0519 hours. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to our granddaughter, Ariel Crawford. Weight was 7 lbs. 15 ounces. We had planned on going out to be there when he was born, but Carol just got out of the hospital, after having part of her lung removed, which contained a cancerous nodule. Hopefully we can make it out in January.

Monday, November 8, 2010

November 7 church service.

I had a co-worker and his wife as guests for church and Sunday School. They are looking for a new church, and were considering our church, until they heard the pastor's "sermon". His "sermon" consisted of reprimanding the people who voted no on the new constitution and by-laws. I apologized to them for his actions, which I considered very immature. He also accused them of secret meetings to encourage a no vote. As I understand it this is a complete fabrication. Had I not had visitors I would have walked out of this service, as it did little to glorify our Savior. I will be praying very hard for our pastor. This "sermon" was very unchristian, and divisive, not uniting.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Joys of Muslim women.

This explains the term "virgin" more fully. Hard to believe there is a
Whole religion based on pedophilia!

This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.

This is not hearsay, and it will scare the life out of you.
Make sure you read the paragraph towards the end.

Joys of Muslim Women
By Nonie Darwish

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old
And have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.
The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his
Slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.
To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.
Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the
Family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor
killing) to restore the Honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will'
and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an
Hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the West World ( America ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah
Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control
of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending
American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and
their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah Law.

By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave
Under Shariah Law. ripping the West in Two. Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish
says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the World, ripping
Western law and liberty in two.

She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying
Global Implications of Islamic Law.

Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before
Immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died
while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military
officer stationed with his family in Gaza. when he died, he was considered a
"shahid," a martyr for jihad. His Posthumous status earned Nonie and her family
an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her
own Muslim culture and upbringing.. She converted to Christianity after hearing
a Christian preacher on Television.

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what it is,
What it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on
The world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.
Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the
Dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should
be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring
That Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of
The golden rule,

Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for
Non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia
encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate
others. While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing
a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates
executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.

It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those
who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly,
while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the
West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over
Time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely
intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

(In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. To elect the
President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so... You can look at how
they have taken over several towns in the USA ... Dearborn Mich. Is one...
And there are others...)

I think everyone in the U.S. Should be required to read this, but with the ACLU,
there is no way this will be widely publicized.

It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept
Muslims as peaceful.. Some may be but they have an army that is willing to
shed blood in the name of Islam..

The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of
patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all
public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning
a great jihad on America ....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our phony president.

1.President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges that he "fibbed" on his bar application.

2. Michelle Obama "voluntarily surrendered" her law license in 1993.

3. So, we have the President and First Lady - who don't actually have licenses to practice law. Facts.

4. A senior lecturer is one thing. A fully ranked law professor is another. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, "Obama did NOT 'hold the title' of a University of Chicago law school professor". Barack Obama was NOT a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago.

5. The University of Chicago released a statement in March, 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) "served as a professor" in the law school, but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.
6. "He did not hold the title of professor of law," said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.

7. The former Constitutional senior lecturer cited the U.S. Constitution recently during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

8. The B-Cast posted the video.

9. In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: "We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal."

10. By the way, the promises are not a notion, our founders named them unalienable rights. The document is our Declaration of Independence and it reads: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

11. And this is the same guy who lectured the Supreme Court moments later in the same speech?

When you are a phony it's hard to keep facts straight.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

On May 13, I downloaded a game from I went ahead and paid for it, since my disc had become so scratched as to render it unusable. When I tried to install the game, it said the installer file was corrupted. I immediately contacted and told them the problem. They say they will reply within 48 hours. It has been a week today and I have heard nothing. I would warn everyone about this rip off company. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM!!! They will take your money and run, and you will never hear from them.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I work, part-time, for one of the largest home improvement center in the nation. I work in the tool rental department. Tonight,(04-26-10), I had closed numerous contracts, and then on my last one windows decided my password was invalid. The customer had to wait while I had our department head close the contract, using his ID and password. I then called IT and had my password reset.This is called customer service. It's a pity that a retailer this large has to rely on third rate software like windows.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Facts about Islam.

* Devout Muslims have a sacred responsibility, according to the command of Allah through his prophet Muhammad, to "slay the idolaters wherever you find them (Sura 9:5)." Over 100 verses in the Koran call for the death of infidel Christians and Jews. We have seen the tragic fruit of this ideology both on 9/11 and at Fort Hood. Islam is not, in fact, a religion of peace but of violence, death and war.
* Islam, through the example of Muhammad, sanctions the marriage of girls who are but children. Muhammad himself began having sex with his youngest wife Aisha when she was just nine years old (Bukhari, Vol. 8). Just last week, a 12-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia went to court to divorce her 80-year-old husband. In the West, these are acts of pedophilia and utterly at odds with the Christian principle that the sexual purity of young females is to be protected until they are mature enough to voluntarily and freely enter into marriage.
* Christians are granted only second class status under Islam, and are given only three choices where Islam reigns: conversion, submission or death. Conversion from Islam to Christianity remains a capital offense in many Muslim countries. In supposedly free Egypt, Coptic Christians are even today routinely harassed, persecuted and killed by Islamic fundamentalists. Freedom of religion, a profoundly American value, is utterly absent in Islam. Further, this practice is directly at variance with the fundamental concept in American jurisprudence that we are all, everyone of us, equal under the law.
* Women under the iron fist of Islam are given "horrid" treatment. In many Islamic countries, women are not allowed to receive an education or even show their faces in public. Husbands are taught in the Koran that they may literally beat their wives into submission, completely contrary to the Christian admonition that husbands are to "love their wives as Christ loved the church." The blatant and deadly sexism in Islam is contrary to the fundamental Christian precept that men and women are full equals before the true God in spiritual worth, value and significance.
* The practice of honor killings is widespread in the Islamic world. According to the U.N., over 5,000 women a year are brutally murdered under the flag of Islam, in many cases because they have brought "dishonor" to their families by becoming the tragic victims of rape. The "horrid" practice of honor killings sadly has come to the U.S. A Muslim husband decapitated his wife in New York, while a Muslim father in Texas shot his two teenage daughters to death in the back of a taxi cab and another Muslim father in Arizona ran his daughter down with the family SUV. The crime in the latter two cases was that their daughters had become too "Westernized." This practice is utterly at odds with the Christian teaching that fathers are to nurture and protect their children.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Obama's birth certificate.

Section 1, Article 2 of the United States Constitution specifically states: "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President...."

Barack Obama's father was a subject of the British crown and, at the time of Obama's birth, his mother was too young, to bestow her status as a natural born citizen unto her son. In order for Barack Obama to even make a credible claim that he might be eligible under Section 1, Article 2 of the United States Constitution to serve as President of the United States, he must be able to show that he was born in the United States.

Instead of supplying his actual birth certificate, to prove his eligibility, Team Obama, supplied an alternate document... a "Certification of Live Birth." But the "Certification of Live Birth" is NOT an actual birth certificate. In fact, until very recently... only AFTER this controversy came to a head... the state of Hawaii did not even accept a "Certification of Live Birth" as singular proof that an individual was a Hawaiian citizen because Hawaii issued that document to individuals NOT actually born in Hawaii.

Bob Unruh with put it this way: "The 'certification of live birth' posted online and widely touted as 'Obama's birth certificate' does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same 'short-form' document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true 'long-form' birth certificate – which includes information such as the name of the birth hospital and attending physician – is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny."

With the above understanding in mind, when asked to release his actual birth certificate to clarify matters, Team Obama immediately went into OBSTRUCTION MODE. And, in fact, Team Obama has spent hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to OBSTRUCT requests that Obama supply his actual birth certificate.

Unruh again: "Obama's actual response to those who question his eligibility to be president under the Constitution's requirement that the U.S. president be a 'natural born citizen' has been to dispatch both private and tax-funded attorneys to prevent anyone from gaining access to his documentation."

One can only ask why? ... Why is Barack Obama actively REFUSING to produce his actual birth certificate? ... What is Barack Obama trying to hide? ... Why spend hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to obstruct requests to produce a document that Obama could obtain, upon request, for about 10-20 dollars?

Lt. Col. Lakin is asking that question... but instead of the courtesy of an answer... this officer, with 18 years of honorable military service, is being threatened with court-martial.

Something is rotten, but the stench isn't coming from the Denmark... it's coming from the White House.
Obama Has Dug In His Heels. Only You Can Pry Them Loose .

Is the biggest political crime in American history taking place right before our eyes? Is the man in the White House INELIGIBLE, according to the Constitution, to sit in the Oval Office... is he a FRAUD... a USURPER?

Or, is Barack Obama's ego so huge that he is only spending hundreds-of-thousands of dollars and allowing a proud military officer to face possible court-martial because he feels that he's simply too good... too high and mighty... to perform a simple task and verify to the American people that his presidency IS LEGITIMATE.

Barack Hussein Obama could put the issue to rest right now by simply releasing his actual birth certificate.

But he refuses to do just that. Incidentally, he has also refused to produce other records that could shed some light on the matter, including many of his school records... at multiple institutions.

Make no mistake, the issue regarding Barack Obama's eligibility is NOT going away because Obama REFUSES to make it go away.

He's dug in his heels. He has teams of lawyers fighting efforts to get him to release his actual birth certificate, while his underlings look down their noses at the American people and call these legitimate requests “garbage.”

And the one pivotal question that those who attempt to dismiss the controversy cannot answer is: If Barack Hussein Obama has nothing to hide, what’s the problem? The more he resists, the more you have to wonder.

Meanwhile the liberal press is trying to drag this story into a dark alley and bludgeon it to death. It’s time for you and me to weigh in and force the issue.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Catalytic converter on a Honda Accord.

My check engine light came on, in my Honda Accord EX. Took it to the dealer, and they ran a diagnostic, and found a bad cat converter. They gave me a quote of $1976.00, plus some change. Today I took it to a muffler shop that has done all my exhaust work since 1984. He told me he could replace it for $351.00. I said do it. Here is the kicker, he said he does the Honda dealer's exhaust work also. So, if I had let the dealer do it, he would have taken my $1976.00, drove it down to the muffler shop, paid them $351.00, and made a profit of $1625.00. And all without using a gun! I was stunned, to say the least. That is robbery, pure and simple, and I thought lawyers were lowlife.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Obama born in Kenya.

Kenyan Official: Obama Born Here
By Drew Zahn
A Kenyan lawmaker told the nation's parliament last month that Barack Obama was born in Africa and is therefore "not even a native American." During debate over the draft of a new Kenyan constitution, James Orengo, the country's minister of lands and a member of parliament for the Ugenya constituency, cited America's election of a Kenyan-born president as an example of what can be accomplished when diverse peoples unite: "If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation," Orengo posited, "how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the president of America?" Orengo held up the U.S. as a country no longer "living in the past," since Americans elected a Kenyan-born president without regard to "ethnic consideration and objectives." Debate is then recorded in the Kenyan government's official March 25, 2010, hansard – a traditional name for printed transcripts of a parliamentary debate – as continuing with no other MPs mentioning or attempting to correct Orengo's comments about Obama.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Obama not qualified to be president.


WHEREAS, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides, in part, that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of…or the right of the people…to petition the government for a redress of grievances”;

WHEREAS, Article II Section 1 of the United States Constitution specifies that “no person except a natural born citizen….shall be eligible to hold the office of the President of the United States”;

WHEREAS, the Natural Born Citizen clause of the Constitution was inserted as a protectorent defense of foreign and domestic enemies usurping the Office of the President of the United States, and as such was defined by 1) Citizen Parents and 2)United States soil born; representing a two prong test that only Citizens of the United States at the time of the adoption of the Constitution were specified as except from in the Constitution.

WHEREAS, there is overwhelming evidences that Barack Hussein Obama fails the two prong test and is not a natural born citizen constitutionally qualified to be the President of United States because of a self revealing record by Barack Hussein Obama as only native born and from origin of birth from a father known to be a British subject under British Law; thus do not require Barack Hussein Obama’s long form birth certificate unearthed from the sealed and hidden classified state that Obama’s first act as Usurping President so ordered [Executive ORDER 13489 Presidential Record], to determine he is NOT a Natural Born Citizen qualified under the Constitutional Standard for the office of President.

WHEREAS there is no RECORD in Court in the multitude of Law Suits filed, or available by FEMA request introduced into any pubic or legal Record of ANY opposition to these FACTS, the substantive way is cleared for Congress to ACT upon these FACTS, in conducting A HEARING OF INCAPACITATION OF THE PRESIDENT unqualified to discharge the duties of the office, by authority in a Senate Trial afforded by U.S. C. Art. I ,Sect. 3,clause 7, & Amend. XXV, Sect.4.

WHEREAS as recent as the 106th Congress’s Judiciary Subcommittee for the Constitution in July of the year 2000 had formally undertook in Hearings a Constitutional Amendment to allow non-natural born citizens or foreign born citizens to be President and that Amendment was soundly defeated so there is no Constitutional provision that allows non-natural born citizens to be President.

WHEREAS there are at least 2 Presidential Candidates who are willing to testify before Congress that they have not nor did they concede the 2008 election, and did take the oath swearing to the qualifications of the office of the President in their respective Declarations of Candidacy as Natural Born Citizens and other requirements of office being Alan Keyes and Cody Robert Judy; and that a grievance of the Election is sworn by them in suffering the right to spend their campaign monies in a fair race for President that is also recorded in Court, and is a monetary grievance of suffering, that DOES NOT preclude Congress from acting on the incapacitation of the Usurping President, Barack Hussein Obama due to the responsibility of Congress to the Constitution and as representatives of We The People in conducting a Senate Trial and calling witnesses per procedure.

WHEREAS, Barack Hussein Obama swore under oath in his Presidential “Declaration of Candidate” form to the state election authority of Arizona that he is a qualified (natural born citizen of the United States) candidate seeking nomination as a candidate for the office of the President of United States from the Democratic Party.

WHEREAS, Nancy Pelosi, in her capacity as the chairperson of DNC, certified under oath in the Official Certification of Nomination that Barack Obama is legally qualified to serve under the provision of the United States Constitution;

WHEREAS, Hawaii Department of Health Director Fukino issued a press release on July 27,2009 stating:
“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai‛i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai‘i and is a natural-born American citizen.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

When you are put out with Obama think of this:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
-Author Unknown (but right on point)

Monday, March 22, 2010

No longer, "We the people..."

Well, our gangster government did it.The president said that, "it was great to see that government by the people, and for for the people, still worked." He is lying again. Over 60% of the people were against this bill, in its present form, but they forced it through anyway, by bribes, illegal deals, and buying votes, closed door negotiations, and false promises. Lucky for America he will be a one term leader, but not before he starts the fall and a decline of, what was once, the greatest country on earth. This is the most radical, left wing, inexperienced, egotistical leader we have ever had, and hopefully the last. He has done more damage to America than all presidents combined. I firmly believe he is doing the work of his master, satan.
Mitt Romney hit the nail on the head with the following statement.

A Campaign Begins Today [Mitt Romney]

America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power. President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better.

He calls his accomplishment “historic” — in this he is correct, although not for the reason he intends. Rather, it is an historic usurpation of the legislative process — he unleashed the nuclear option, enlisted not a single Republican vote in either chamber, bribed reluctant members of his own party, paid-off his union backers, scapegoated insurers, and justified his act with patently fraudulent accounting. What Barack Obama has ushered into the American political landscape is not good for our country; in the words of an ancient maxim, “what starts twisted, ends twisted.”

His health-care bill is unhealthy for America. It raises taxes, slashes the more private side of Medicare, installs price controls, and puts a new federal bureaucracy in charge of health care. It will create a new entitlement even as the ones we already have are bankrupt. For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed. That campaign begins today.

— Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts and author of No Apology.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Health care reform

Our president refuses to listen to the people of this country. The majority has rejected his health care plan with abortions, public option, rationing, death panels, and raping social security. What is it going to take to make this dude understand that the people run this country, not some foreigner from Indonesia. In a recent speech, he accused the insurance companies of rationing care, which is another of his lies. His ego is out of control, he has no management experience, no military experience,(except for his trip to Pakistan, where he may have undergone training from al quaida), very little government experience, and yet he thinks he is able to run a country. He will turn America into a third world nation, if allowed to continue on this dangerous path. God help us if he rams this health care bill down our throats. I don't believe the government has the authority to force anyone to buy insurance, and they cannot fine , or send to jail, anyone who chooses not to buy a plan. This is dictatorship, and will result in an armed revolution against our own government.
Maybe that is the only way to make this fool understand that he is not king of the world.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lee Iaocca speaks out.

Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes? He's now 82 years old and has a new book, 'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?'.

Lee Iacocca Says:

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers' money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'trust me the economy is getting better..'

Better? You've got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned, 'Titanic'. I'll give you a sound bite: 'Throw all the Democrats out along with Obama!'

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore..

The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs.. While we're fiddling in Afghanistan , Iran is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the ' America ' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for.. I've had enough. How about you?

I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis being the first.)

Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here's where we stand.

We're immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving.. But our soldiers are dying daily.
We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it's getting worse every day!

We've lost the manufacturing edge to Asia , while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

Gas prices are going to sky rock again, and nobody in power has a lucid plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.
Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers union.

Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegals amnesty and free healthcare.

The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.

These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point..

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?

We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them. Now, that's just crazy.. Deal with life.

Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it!
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn't elect you to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough? Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope - I believe in America .. In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through some of America 's greatest moments. I've also experienced some of our worst crises: The 'Great Depression,' 'World War II,' the 'Korean War,' the 'Kennedy Assassination,' the 'Vietnam War,' the 1970's oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.
Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you know and care about. It's our country, folks, and it's our future. Our future is at stake!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birds of a feather.

1938 Austria --Land of "The Sound of Music" Story

Friends, I had the opportunity to hear Kitty Werthmann speak at the
Eagle Forum National Conference a couple of months back. She told a
powerful story about what it was like growing up under Hitler.
America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom
Slip Away

By: Kitty Werthmann
What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or
will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that
Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We
elected him by a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in
any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in
with his tanks and took Austria by force.

In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our
workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan
interest rates.

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young
people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they
didn’t want to work; there simply weren’t any jobs. My mother was a
Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we
cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry
people – about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each
other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna, Linz, and Graz were
destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to
let them decide what kind of government they wanted.

We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been
in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn’t have
unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing
was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We
were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of
life in Austria .. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean
the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that
businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back.
Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany
and have Hitler for our ruler.

We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had
candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens
and everyone was fed.

After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle,
we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was
employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created
through the Public Work Service.

Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it
was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home.
An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support
his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they
could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for
Hitler Targets Education – Eliminates Religious Instruction for

Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.
The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our
schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my
schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging
next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told
the class we wouldn’t pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang
“Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,” and had physical education.

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents
were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told
that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of
warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the
equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail.
The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of
the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it.. Oh, we had so
much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and
gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.

My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out
of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do
that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful.
There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no
political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate
it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back
to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing.
Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without
religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby
for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so
suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother
did so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.

Equal Rights Hits Home:

In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was
rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same
time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work,
you didn’t get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved
to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any
marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young
people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During
the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to
their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were
trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal
corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in
the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and
friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just
were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before
I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had
a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and
into military service.

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:

When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government
immediately established child care centers. You could take your
children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there
around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government.
The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly
women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child
psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we
had been had.
Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:

Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors
trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was
socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government.
The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors
for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40
people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were
full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for
your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into
socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally
stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our
income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the
government to establish a household. We had big programs for families.
All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by
the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was
entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law
owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told
him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump
themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional
bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack
bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business.
If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones
existed, it could be in control.

We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy.
Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency
specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count
the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to
produce it.

“Mercy Killing” Redefined:

In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The
villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were
closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people
intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I
was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all
useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well.
He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw
Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they
were going. She said to an institution where the State Health
Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The
families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they
could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere
with the program and might cause homesickness.

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died
a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected
what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and
all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps - Gun Laws:
Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns.
Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few)
was by matching serial numbers on guns.. Most citizens were law abiding
and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms.
Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to
turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it
was futile not to comply voluntarily.

No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the
government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not
only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.

Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until
1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened
overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead,
we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles.
The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by
little eroded our freedom.

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria . Women were raped,
preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the
Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling
whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of
fruit, and what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The
Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their
houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized.
Those who couldn’t, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna
today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians.
This is an eye witness account.

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