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The weblog below is my online journal for our radio show, MAIN
STREET OUT LOUD. You'll find my opinions on a variety of topics as well as links to other things on the web that I find
interesting. When the spirit moves me, I may also include links to longer essays.
Sometimes Rudi K covered these topics on the air, other times, it's comments
he wanted to make during the week because they struck a cord that couldn't wait, they needed attending at the time.
We hope you find them to be more than his thoughts, we hope, as with our program, you find them stimulating and cause you
to stop and think. Feel free to write us with your thoughts. (Email us here)
December 7, 2015
TODAY WE REFLECT ON AMERICAN RESOLVE...
December 7. 1941, we were attacked on our homeland (territory then), lost lives and military equipment and supplies.
On December 8th, our president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, took to the air, sugar coating nothing, informed
the nation and declared our resolve. Congress acted quickly, in the best interest of America and her people, and declared
war. From that day, and in the most awesome displays of patriotism and love for this nation, Americans swelled
with pride, stood up, served up and took our enemies down. Americans of that time, became known as the "Greatest
Today, we have a huge strike
against us. Due to efforts, hardships, hard work and the fight to be free of generations before, far too many Americans
have lost the identity of what it means to be an American. Too many, especially younger generations, have become spoiled,
lazy, indifferent and apathetic in regards to working for a living (really working), keeping government in check and stepping
up to serve this nation in uniform.
we have the biggest two strikes against us---the man in the White House and the career politicians in DC. Self centered,
self serving, greedy, selfish, deceitful, deceptive and corrupt, these people not only were elected to serve the people, most
of them have been reelected once, twice, thrice and more times--even though their records of service to this country are
as disgustingly lacking as they are putridly overflowing with cronyism.
I am extremely fortunate to be the son of one of the "Greatest Generation"--I
loved my dad and his lessons stay strong in my mind and heart. I am an American, I am free and I am thankful to those
that served, sacrificed and/or gave all for the nation they raised up to be the Greatest Nation on Earth---once.
May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob find cause to
favor us again and, if so, may we never allow man's laws to deny Him, His laws and His teachings in the affairs of
GOD BLESS AMERICA---PLEASE.
November 24, 2015
ALL OF THESE VULGAR BEHEADING VIDEOS
need to watch these video or any other regarding beheadings. We can all imagine what a headless body looks like or a bodiless
head. These barbarians are satanic and evil to the core. To watch their videos plays into their hands.
to add their bloody, gruesome orchestrations to the recesses of my mind. I'm not running from them, nor hiding
my head in the sand---as an adult, I have never felt it necessary to put my hand... on the stove burner to confirm or reaffirm that
it will burn me. And I damn well don't need to see videos of ungodly, blood thirsty acts that are filmed and
distributed for one sole purpose--to generate fear and nurture cowardice in the weak.
I am just as aware as anyone
that chooses to watch this evil. Keep in mind, the only reason videos are made is because people watch them. If no one did,
the videos would be useless and if the videos became useless, who knows, possibly the urge to behead would not be such a driving
force in these heathens.
The time taken to watch these videos would better be served in prayer. Imagine if everyone prayed instead of feeding
videos, making them go viral. And for the record, until we all kneel in prayer, as a nation, I'll stay locked and
loaded and I suggest you do the same.
|AND WHAT DID YOU DO THIS VETERANS DAY? (click on photo to enlarge)
November 12, 2015
DO YOU EVER WONDER ABOUT.....???
was Veterans Day, I wonder how many people figure that by saying thank you yesterday, posting on social media pages their
thanks, flying Old Glory for the day and maybe even thanking a veteran (in person), they had done all they need to do for
Here's what I don't wonder about: Our
service men and women don't sign up for one day a year, not even for 24/7. They sign up (sign up as
in VOLUNTEER) to serve, with mind, body and soul for 24/365---there's no time off when duty calls and they're needed---no
designated holidays off and in theater, not even sleep schedules or being able to keep reservations for dinner.
I was wondering if, maybe, for the next 364 days (until next Veterans Day) WE ALL could do more than we did
in the last 365 for those that ask for nothing of us, yet are willing to give their all for us.
A DOZEN DEDICATED, OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS....
Made our 6th annual series on Breast Cancer Awareness possibly the most comprehensive
program ever put on the air--FREE.
I want to publicly acknowledge each of these outstanding persons for taking their free time/family time, to come
to our studio and share their expertise, information, support and inspiration with our listeners in America and those around
the globe, during the month of October.
In order of their appearance on Main Street Out Loud, they are:
** Sherry Gage, Director, Honor HonorHealth Breast Health and Research Center ** Dr. Linda Nau Greer, Medical Director, Honor Health Breast Health and Research Center, World
Lecturer and Author of Medical Papers
** Dr. Michael Alpern, Radiologist, Specializing in Mammography and Breast Cancer
Detection, Honor Health Breast Health and Research Center
** Paulla Bonnell Miller, Guest Host (Parts II thru V), 7 year breast cancer survivor, Community
Outreach and Patient Resource Manager, Honor Health Breast Health and Research Center
** Dr. Lise Walker, Breast Surgeon
Specialist, Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona, Voted Top Doctor 2013
** Dr. Albert Andres, Andres Plastic Surgery, Reconstruction/Plastic Surgeon
** Dr. Coral Quiet, Radiation Oncology,
Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists
** Dr. Manpreet Chadha, Medical Oncology, Palo Verde Cancer Specialists
Dawn Bassett, Oncology Nurse Navigator
** Jenelle Currence, Nurse, Clinician Palliative Care
** Shanna Levy,
Board Certified Genetics Counselor
** Terri Taylor, Board Certified Oncology Dietitian
Together, we can make a difference----Because of you, Hope
is real, because of you, many have taken control of their lives and are now living it. God bless each of you. THANK YOU,
THANK YOU. Rudi K
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October 27, 2015
GOOD MORNING AMERICA.....
Yesterday morning, I posted the following on my Facebook social page:
"GOOD MORNING AMERICA, HOW ARE YOU?
Don't you know me? I'm your native son!
Today, I will make a difference in the life of at least one person, by being charitable, considerate, respectful and
congenial with all those I meet.
the end of the day, I will give you a summary---will I have held up my end?
WILL YOU JOIN ME -- JUST FOR TODAY?"
As promised, here's the summary of Monday, Oct. 26th.
Yesterday, I started off saying I wanted to make a difference in the life of at least one person, by being charitable,
considerate, respectful and congenial with all that I met. I also said I would give you the results, as to how I did.....
I won't bore you with all the interactions, just a couple that stood out to me (where I could have gone a different direction
and to be honest, normally would have).
begin with, I was charitable-- I took a rather hefty load to Goodwill, Could have had a garage sale, but thought they could
use it more.
2. I spoke with
5 individuals by telephone yesterday and not one cross word spoken (though a couple of times I did get close--but was able
to keep from crossing that bridge).
3. I had personal interactions with 11 people (9 of whom I had never met before)
and kept a positive and pleasant demeanor--even at the store where I tried to return three items (without a receipt and quite
some time after purchasing it, they denied to accept and surprisingly---I understood and thanked them for their time). I wasn't
a whimp, I wasn't weak, I simply understood the other side of the issue. It's wasn't as though the world would
end, if they didn't take these items back. I can always donate them, if I don't want them.
4. I started a conversation
with a complete stranger, spoke about nothing. joked with him for a moment and wished him a great day---all I know for sure,
he was still smiling as I walked away.
5. At different times during the day, from time to time, I thought about
how I had come close to reneging on my morning promise, but held to it, and I felt good and smiled to myself a couple of times.
6. At the end of the day, I recalled the entire day and as I mentally checked through the day, I continued to become
more pleased with myself, as to having lived up to my commitment. I not only felt good about my action, I realized I had made
a difference. While I can't speak for those I met, I can say I made a difference in MY OWN LIFE. I had every reason to
smile, I had no regrets and there was no nagging need to apologize to anyone for anything. I found myself giving thanks to
God for allowing me a glimpse of what could be, not just in my life, but in the world.
Maybe the lesson I learned
today was what Gandhi told us so long ago "Be the change you want to see in the world".
Yesterday, I was the difference I wanted to make and I am going to do it again,
GOOD MORNING AMERICA, HOW ARE
Don't you know me? --- I AM.
WILL YOU JOIN ME --- JUST FOR TODAY?
August 20, 2015
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DEALS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS; END WORKING
The president continues
to support the great deal considered between the US and Iran. Critics suggest that Iran cannot be trusted
in inspecting itself with inspectors it selects and to do so at a time it finds convenient or necessary. But,
Secretary of State Kerry, one of the major negotiators and architects of the now proposed deal, has said 'this
is a good deal' that will stop Iran from gaining and stockpiling nuclear weapons.
With Iran's history
of lies, animosity for our nation and its citizens, public declaration of hatred for Israel and all Jews, violating human
rights laws and suppressing women and its continuous backing of terrorist groups, how can anyone contemplate
a deal that gives so many concessions to Iran. A deal between these nations, especially when Iran openly
and proudly chants "Death to America" , must be strictly enforced and conditions have to be locked
to the point that, if broken, the world would declare war upon the violator. This isn't a game and, when it comes
to nuclear weapons, it is quite possible there is no tomorrow. A game of chance is not a chance we can afford.
With all the known conditions of this deal, it is definitely a slap in the face of stability and peace in the Middle East.
As more is uncovered about this secret deal, it reeks of a threat to the safety and security of all Americans, abroad and
at home. This latest revelation, that revealed the insanity of inspection controls, begs a sane and logical vote
of our leaders to oppose this deal; without reservation and without appeal. It should be insisted, either a new deal
or no deal.
leaders of this nation, actually feel, in their hearts, that the proposed deal between the US and Iran is a good one, then
surely the following idiocy can't be far behind. Imagine the insanity....
The president will push
for a deal that allows all students the authority to record their own attendance, grade their own papers, assign
themselves grades for classes they say they attended. Students will also graduate themselves and accept
themselves into the college of their choice and make the determination if they should pay a tuition and if so, how much.
This deal would give unrestricted rights to all students between the ages of 4 and 38.
The ACLU would surely challenge such an order on the basis of age discrimination, stating that a class action
suit will be filed on behalf of senior citizens, with emphasis on those between the ages of 82 and 114.
the same time, it would surely be rumored that President Obama, in order to promote equality among the classes, would
be considering another executive order that would give employees the same privileges as politicians. These
would include a range of rights, from the right to decide if they need to show up to work in order to be
considered "working" to having the right to determine their own pay based on the importance they have given themselves.
And, in line with politicians, employees can give themselves raises, bonuses, exemptions. unlimited privileges and vacations.
Of course, it goes without saying that Congress, all 535 members, would be very vocal
in their outcry against such a deal. The consensus among the members would be to give an adamant warning as to
the downside of such an act. They would stand firm that such a deal would create an overabundant
amount of career employees, all focused on one goal; uncontrolled greed to gain excessive personal wealth and assume positions
of power, whether earned or not.
above, in part, is, of course, a satirical attempt to show the insanity of a deal between
the US and Iran. The first three paragraphs are VERY REAL. There is nothing humorous or far fetched about
History is a great teacher and to ignore the lessons and experiences, including the taking
of 52 Americans as hostage for 444 days, the history of lies and deceptions surrounding nuclear issues as well as the
openly displayed hatred for America---that could be fatal for our country and others.
political representative, in their duty to this nation, on their oath of office can cast their vote for this deal that releases
to Iran $150 Billion Dollars, removes economical sanctions and allows them authoritative rights
to schedule and oversee self inspections of their own nuclear processing, enriching, amassing and storage.
If this deal is made, then this administration and congress will have given greater power to
the voices that shout "Death to America"
July 29, 2015
CONDITION IN AMERICA: IT'S ABOUT SO MUCH MORE
Quite often, I find myself taking time to reflect
on what the final outcome (or not) was regarding so many scandalous, despicable, un-American and deadly events.
All the harm done to so many, so many secrets, so much deceit, so many lies, far too many American deaths and yet,
when it's all said and done, nothing came of it. Instead of focusing on the issue at hand, diversions
were set up and, like sheep, we moved on to the next distraction. And, time and again, those directly involved simply walked
away without harm---often times in positions of greater power and certainly richer.
To mention just a few monumental and defining issues
in recent times ((not in any order):
Bank and Big Business Bailouts
Fast and Furious
Lack of a Budget, Increased Debt and Runaway Spending
Unaccountable Amounts & Wasted Stimulus Funds Marked for
President Ordering Premature
Withdrawal From Iraq
VA Abuse of Veterans
Attempts to Demoralize & Weaken Our Armed Forces
Release of 36,000 + Illegal Immigrants with Felonies into America
Law Enforcement & Govt
Use of Drones for Spying on Citizens
Releasing Terrorists for 1 Deserter (Had been lauded as a hero by Administration)
Race Baiting to Encourage
Unrest and Incite Lawless Behavior
Deliberate Targeting of Law Enforcement
Bad Deal with Iran + Secret Side Deals
Planned Parenthood's Sale of Body Parts
Influential Pressure by Super Pacs and Secret Organizations
Blatant Disregard and Lack of Respect in Enforcing Our Laws
The Ever Increasing Attention and Favors Given to Special Interests by Politicians
The Open and
Absolute Bias of the Main Stream Media
Of course I could go on, but starting with these, I find myself stumped. Yesterday, I made the following
comment regarding the conditions and attitudes in America today.
It seems that there is this massive, clandestine, sophisticated,
tightly woven, sworn-to-an-oath beyond comprehension, powerful, robotic, unfeeling, sadistic cabal that is pulling all the
strings, without regard to truth, faith or of life---and the rest of the world-- (we) are watching this in slow motion.
It is as though the majority of Americans are drugged and can't muster up the dogged determination,
energy and the focus required to challenge the ruination of our beloved, once great nation when our rights and freedoms
superseded the network of cronyism between DC and Wall Street.
There comes a time when we have waited too long to act, and we are surely running out of time. We
have to come together and rise as one voice---but it looks as though we're too interested in our own voices and we aren't
willing to listen. If we don't mount a strong defense to stop that which is not in the best interest
of America and her citizens and, at the same time, charge forward with an offense, of our own, that replaces most in government
today (especially career politicians), we and all future generations, will surely rue these times--forever.
July 20, 2015
ABOUT TRUMP'S REMARKS REGARDING MCCAIN
Donald I can't believe the number of questions I am
getting about this issue.
On Saturday, the 18th, after Trump said that McCain was no hero, I said the following. I
understand what he meant, but I said what I said and I haven't changed my mind or said anything else on the issue. For
the record: I have said many favorable things about Trump, in print and on the air.
HERE IS MY ORIGINAL STATEMENT:
It is fairly well known that I am no longer a McCain supporter, but this from Trump? A guy who begged for 5 deferments
has NO RIGHT to question or make derogatory remarks on ANYONE'S HONORABLE service. Trump needs to chow down on a big helping
of humble pie and make the nation believe he is truly sorry for letting his alligator mouth overload his canary ass. Totally
I stand by my original statement. I would appreciate hearing
from you. Send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 10, 2015
IF TRUMP WINS...WOULD THIS BE HIS PICK?
Donald Trump has gotten a lot of press, not all of it good, but certainly a lot of press. The left leaning main
stream media slants things to shed an unfavorable light on him, but fed-up Americans ignore it and want him to keep speaking
and putting it out there "like it is". And he isn't disappointing them. It's a welcomed freshness to
the stale rhetoric we get, campaign after campaign, from career politicians who could care less
about the real issues. They have but one goal and that's to stay in office so they can continue wielding the
power of a privileged position that entitles them to make laws for others, while they and their cronies remain exempt.
And of course, all of that leads to their selfish lives of greed as they get richer and richer.
Which brings me to this point:
If Donald J. Trump wants to put some more teeth in his stand on our laws and the issues, he might consider someone, as pictured below,
for the top cop in the nation-- DOJ AG.
Who would that be? How about someone like Eliot Ness. He fought to enforce
prohibition (liquor) and against organized crime. The new Ness could fight to enforce prohibition (prohibit illegal immigrants
from entering America) and against the organized crime syndicates of drug cartels.
Makes sense to me. what do you think.
|DONALD J. TRUMP AND ELIOT NESS
July 6, 2015
"SANCTUARY CITIES: RESPONSIBLE AND SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE"
On July 1, 2015, a father, his daughter and
a friend are strolling along Pier 14, a popular San Francisco tourist spot.
In an instant, for no reason, apparent or otherwise, Kathryn Steinle (age 32) becomes a
victim, falls to the ground after being shot. She asks her father, Jim Steinle, to help her. He holds her
in his arms.
While holding his daughter, Jim in a desperate battle, tries to save her with mouth to mouth resuscitation. Unfortunately, Kate's heart stops
beating--Kate has died in her father's arms.
had been shot by an illegal immigrant, who had been deported five times, had seven felony convictions and was currently on
probation. He had no connection to the three that had been walking, he didn't know any of their names. He
had a gun, he fired at the young lady, the bullet struck her, she died.
He was in San Francisco, because, as he said, he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary
city where he would not be pursued by immigration officials. Yes, he told a local San Francisco TV station that he chose the
city for its sanctuary policies -- that is, he knew San Francisco was a good place to avoid deportation.
It is my belief, as
long as we have these cities that give sanctuary to illegal immigrants then they should share in
the responsibility and be liable when those they harbor, commit crimes against any person, establishment, community, state
or this government.
Let's call a spade a spade:
Any person living here illegally is guilty of breaking the laws of this nation. And someone that breaks the law is commonly
referred to as a criminal. And criminals, certainly American citizens, when they break laws, especially federal laws,
are dealt with expediently, with the full force and effect to the fullest extent, permitted by law.
We don't call bank robber an undocumented cashier. We don't
call someone that drives drunk, an undocumented boozer. And we don't call a rapist an undocumented sexual partner.
These people, each of them, have broken our laws, and are known as criminals.
An undocumented alien is nothing but PC for illegal immigrant. And
an illegal immigrant, living in this country, without having been granted a right to entry, is a criminal.
As for sanctuary cities: What difference is there between a
person harboring a criminal and a city doing the same?
an individual can be arrested, charged and found guilty of harboring a criminal, isn't a city just as culpable, when they
make it known they are a "sanctuary city"?
Can you imagine the legal problems a person would have if they announced they would give
refuge and protection to any criminal needing a safe place to stay? That is exactly what these cities are proclaiming.
Politicians feed the problems with their inaction to secure
a border and enforce our laws when it comes to illegal immigrants. Why have they been kicking the can down the road
since the amnesty program of the Reagan years?
issue of securing our border (especially our Southern border) or not, makes for good campaign fodder and it creates some big
donations at the fund raisers, especially for those politicians that are dead set on securing the border But when the
election is over, the air goes out of the promises and nothing changes. Why?
Politicians know the issue of immigration is a hot potato, no matter the
position taken. But, the truth is that the politicians are willing to sacrifice the safety, security and well being of Americans
in order to stay in office. How?
business wants cheap labor and a way to keep the wages in check. So by handcuffing law enforcement, pulling the teeth
out of our laws and ignoring those crossing illegally into America, the politicians satisfy big business and that generates
huge amounts of campaign donations.
on the other side, the bleeding heart liberals are willing to burden the country's social welfare programs, by taking
on millions of people that will wind up living on the dole. And those people, while they don't have money to donate
to campaigns, they can be intimidated into voting. And those votes--however illegal--go to the politicians that give
politicians insisted on the enforcement of laws on the books, this murder would not have happened. Therefore, it is
not a stretch to suggest that some politicians, on a local, state and federal level are getting away with murder.
running out of time to change things and to draw up the numbers needed. As for Kate Steinle, her time has ended.
It was ended by an illegal immigrant--a criminal that found safe harbor in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.
Added thought: What do sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants have in common?
They both defy federal laws.
|RIOTING TO BURN, STEAL, INJURE, KILL & DESTROY...
|Are Acts of Low Life Thugs Who Do So (though in mass) With One Objective--Personal Gain.
April 27, 2015
\Why in the name of anything you hold dear,
would you feed into the actions prompted by a few thugs that would just as quickly turn on you, if they had no windows to
break, no looting left, no fires to set and no excuse to blame their acts of violence on? Why?
Unite to defend your city, your family, yourselves. The unlawful and unruly efforts by a few are an arrow
in the hearts of those of you that are lawful. Unfortunately, most Americans will look upon you based on the results of media
reports and, at this time, that makes you look undeserving of respect, care and understanding.
This type of violent, destructive and unlawful behavior (by a comparatively few) is nothing new, nor are
the statements made by those committing the violence. If you want this to stop-----NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE--REAL
YOU CAN STOP THIS---UNITE AND BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT
Remember, for every person threatening, creating chaos and committing
violence, in your city, there are 1,000 of you that are lawful and deserving. You can't allow yourselves or your city
to be bullied.
TAKE A STAND. Again, there are 1,000 good, decent people for every
"1" person that would destroy your home, harm your family and burn your city.
April 13, 2015
"HILLARY: WHY SHE WON'T"
My goodness, to think we've
got nearly 19 months to go before the election. I am already sick of hearing about Hillary. The social media
is abuzz and for what?
CLINTON WILL NOT BE THE DNC PICK
The Republicans are holding her up as though she is some huge threat that might win. The self-anointed,
appointed and overly 'blabberish' so called 'party faithfuls' (Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians,
Independents, Tea Party, etc) are filling pages of detrimental comments about her and rehashing her history to ad nauseam.
As if we need to be reminded 300 times a day.
Keep this in mind, the bigger of a threat the Republican Party leaders can make Hillary out to be, the more
money the party will rake in from the sheeple that no nothing beyond what the party tells them via biased, party faithful,
radio and TV talk show blowhards. And, of course, all those millions of "In-the-know-wanna-be-self-proclaimed political
pundits" that echo these blowhards' words by their posts on social media every day.
The Democrats are saying nothing that
would commit them to her at this point. That's right, they're not endorsing her. Sure, some are
saying she would make a fine president, or she's fit for the job, but no one is saying "She's MY pick". And the
Democratic National Party (DNC)? Well they must be on vacation, because nothing is coming from headquarters. But,
the know-nothing, the "gimme-gimme people", the liberal, the "all from everyone, for everyone", the "women
should rule" and untold, numerous other pc groups are beating the drums to clear the path for the anointed one--and are
paying homage to her every statement or movement. They've given her a rite of passage, and again, we're
19 months away.
won't hear a lot from me about Hillary. While the nation will have a daily dose of "Hillary-Billary",
I won't be joining in. Why would I devote precious time needed elsewhere (have you truly looked at mess we're
in) to someone that won't be the nominee when the smoke clears? Her past actions CAN NOT hold up to the demands
for disclosure, truth and trust.
In time, she will use health as a reason she has to step out of the race. She will say the demands
of the campaign, the stress and unfair scrutiny into her personal life, has caused her problems with vertigo, dizziness and
double vision to return. And with that, she'll withdraw.
But, behind the scenes and all the while, the DNC (knowing the
Republican Party is too weak and less than savvy to pull this off on their own) will have been in the shadows, with ruthless
cunning, planting and promoting anonymous clues (that lead to shocking revelations) regarding dark, mysterious,
defiant and even unconstitutional use of office and position, for personal wealth and power.
The Clinton Machine is powerful,
but it is just another victim left on the political roadside, when it has to go up against either of the two parties that
have jockeyed their way into becoming the most and absolute powerful forces, ever, in government --in this case, the DNC.
March 31, 2015
"ONCE UPON A TIME...."
There was a nation that proudly claimed itself a nation based on liberty, freedom,
individual rights and justice based on the rule of law. That was once upon a time. The following is just
another example of why that nation continues to slip into obscurity.
A state legislature (elected by the people of the state)
writes, argues, votes and passes a bill allowing business owners to honor their faith instead of insisting they become hypocrites
and to run their business without government interference, demanding they serve anyone also demanding they be served.
The governor, elected by the people of the state, agrees with the bill and signs it into law. The
governor believes that all have a right to religious freedoms and should not be beaten into conformity, if it goes against
those core beliefs.
Immediately, those that disagree with the law, demand the law be struck down
and instead, demand that all businesses have no right to use their faith as a reason to deny service and they must be forced
into serving everyone, no matter that the overview has always been "this establishment reserves the right to refuse service".
A very small minority (quite vocal and demanding) insist that they be accepted--regardless of who, what, why, where
or how they are--in other words: You must conform to their ways, they do not need to conform to yours.
It's a one-way street only.
And then comes the coup de gras: A governor
in Connecticut banned travel (on state monies) to Indiana and mayors in Seattle and in San Francisco forbid travel on municipal
revenues. Governors and mayors now FORBID travel by American citizens (of course there could be non-citizens
or illegal immigrants working in government too) to American cities in other states. FORBID?
If we bang our
shin and it causes us pain to walk, do tell our hands to cut off our leg? If our body is to work well, it must work as a unit--together.
This is not the America of Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Monroe. This is not the America
of Lincoln, Kennedy and Reagan. This is not a nation that respects the rights and beliefs of individuals.
This is not a nation "Under God, with Liberty and Justice for All".
This is the UNITED States of America.
United, not separate, not divided--but UNITED. We don't turn against one another.
We are not stronger than our weakest link and these boycotts point out the weaknesses. In recent
times, a small minority attempted to persuade others to boycott Arizona. The weakness is not in the state boycotted, weakness
is manifested in the states boycotting. Because they show that they can be manipulated to take the cowards
way out, instead of standing as a UNITED nation, they break and run.
A couple of years ago, the Governor of Wisconsin stood to right
a wrong in his state. As with Governor Scott Walker, when a governor hears the will of the people, and
acts, there will often be a small minority, organized and fueled by biased rhetoric from the main stream media to appear to
be much greater and louder than they really are. Governor Walker prevailed because
he stood on principle and the rights of all in his state. May Indiana Governor Pence find also, his rock
upon which to stand.
BOTTOM LINE: (A Simplified and Basic Example) The LGBT continues to consider
this law as not protecting the LGBT community. I ask, if I own a cake shop and choose
not to bake a cake for you (for any reason)---are you really violated? What if I consider my artistic talents
above or below your request? What if I am too busy or want some time off? If I am forced
to bake a cake for you, am I not being violated? Is your right to demand I accept your business, greater
(in the eyes of the law) than my right to turn down your business?
Personally, if it were me, I would simply take my business elsewhere.
The loss of my business is someone else's gain. But, then, I don't believe everyone
has to conform to my beliefs or standards, nor I to theirs. I still believe in your right to run your business
and to believe as you wish and expect you to grant me the same rights and freedoms. In other words, we
don't have to be "Stepford Wives".
Once upon a time, America was the envy of the world. America was strong--America was UNITED.
January 31, 2015
"THEY'RE NOT EXTREMISTS"
Whenever the president speaks
about certain individuals that end the lives of others with cold blooded methods, without regard of innocence, age or sense
of humanity, he refers to these individuals as "extremists". Why?
Let's clear up something that
the president seems to have trouble conveying whenever he makes public statements regarding the factions in the Middle East
that strap bombs on little children and send them into schools, malls and marketplaces with one goal in mind:
to kill innocent men, women and children.
Let's clear up something that the president seems to have trouble conveying whenever
he makes public statements regarding the factions in the Middle East that molest children, rape women and torture people before
they slaughter anyone that doesn't agree with them over what they call religious beliefs and teachings.
clear up something that the president seems to have trouble conveying whenever he makes public statements regarding the factions
in the Middle East that kidnap, torture and video innocent individuals being beheaded for no other purpose than to instill
fear and shock in those watching the monstrous, putrid and gory details as a head, severed from a slumping
body, is held up while blood gushes from it.
When it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, acts like a duck...it's a duck.
are heartless, satanically evil monsters that relish the gruesome and gory slaughter of individuals with their twisted, sick and evil methods
to instill fear, enslave the defenseless, extort monies and spread their radical beliefs. Nothing less.
January 21, 2015
GAVE THE NATION SOME GREAT ADVICE"
Last evening, after the president addressed some of the people in the nation and warned the rest, I said there
was ONLY ONE THING that really struck me in his speech. I also said I would digest things and, in the morning,
tell you what that ONE THING was.
The more I thought about what he said, the more I was convinced that had we followed his advice for the past few decades,
we might not have had so much on our plates or so many American lives lost. Just maybe we would have been
in a much better position, both nationally and internationally.
I could expound, and detail a list that reading it, would surely tire you. Instead,
I'll just skip to the chase. One third of the way through his speech (2,413 words
in), he uttered these words: "So to every CEO in America, let me repeat: If you want somebody who’s going to get
the job done, hire a veteran".
He said it! I hope those that are die hard followers of this president and
those that aren't, do just that in the next election. Can you imagine where we would
have been had he told us what he advocated---during his first campaign for president.
To all who have ever served with honor--THANK YOU.
Because of you, among my many freedoms, I am allowed to think and dream--OUT LOUD.
January 18, 2015
"WONDERFUL WORLD" MUSIC TOUR PLANNED FOR PRESIDENT"
John Kerry made a touching (NOT)
gesture by taking James Taylor with him to visit France. He presented James Taylor and had him sing "You've Got
a Friend" to the French, as an apology for the way this administration slighted the French and many other nations.
The performance was to stand as a message to the French, that this administration loves them.
The magnanimous gesture
went over so well (NOT) that the State Dept. has planned an apology tour of our hostile nations, for the president.
President Obama will make every effort to top the last apology tour he made at the beginning of his first term in office.
highly regarded (NOT) expression-filled program is intended to ease tensions around the world and bring about unity that will
advance the ultimate agenda of a One World Order. According to an unnamed source, here are the particulars
of the "Wonderful World" musical program.
As the doors open and before the curtain goes up, while people are looking for their seats (or exit doors),
Brenda Lee's hit "I'm Sorry (So Sorry, Please Accept My Apology)" plays over the auditorium's speakers.
After seats have been taken (Or Left), the show opens....
Disneyland Singers will open the show with a lively performance of
"It's a Small World After All".
Sister Sledge will try to sell the idea that "We Are Family" as they appear in the latest Hijab fashions.
and Tennille will lead up to the president's speech with "Love Will Keep Us Together".
The president will then take
the stage and deliver his speech, the message being in the lyrics of Patsy Cline's hit (I give to you
and you give to me) "True Love".
It is anticipated that the crowds will burst into applause that may even last for seconds (MAYBE).
As the president
raises his arms, waving, smiling, touching his heart, bowing and gesturing for more applause, a touching, climatic ending
will feature a Hologram of Louie Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World".
Meanwhile, back in the United States of America,
Americans continue to tune in to Main Street Out Loud. The program has always opened with a musical message
of it's own with The Who's super smash hit "WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN". Got the message?
have provided the link to this (ANOTHER) embarrassing moment for America during this administration's time in office.
"WE CAN RELAX
NOW--THINGS ARE BACK TO NORMAL"
Now that the election is over and
the new year has us tingling with all those promises of a better America, a government body ready to do the will of the people
and follow the rule of law---oh well, sounded good, huh? Instead, all those promises have been put away until they're
needed again, for the next election. And those in DC are comfortably settling back into their roles as "the
peoples' representatives" (I lay claim
to poetic license as to my loose use of these three words). And these "career politicians"
that know the system and work the ropes, are back to where they left off---self-centered, argumentative, defiant and
focused on their personal agendas of gaining wealth, power and, above all, getting reelected in the next election.
We present three examples
to illustrate our point. Examples of actions and comments that didn't disappoint those that knew all too
well, things weren't changing, they were just moving to another day. And as for the cynics--well, they were on target
even before the sun rose on the "NEW, 114th CONGRESS" and the 44th
1. Speaker of the House Boehner retaliates against a couple of dissidents
that voted against him for speaker, by removing them from House Rules Committee. Maybe Boehner's idea of a government
that allows free will and expression, doesn't apply in "HIS" House.
2. Senate Majority Leader O'Connell is already eyeing
the election in 2016. He hopes to pass a few bills here and there, but nothing startling. He's focus is on
his "PARTY". Making sure his "PARTY" is in position for the next election. Talk
about a definition for "political correctness",
this is as good as it gets. It shouts: "Let's
not upset anyone, by doing something that might be drastic, but necessary, to move the nation in a positive direction".
Obama wastes no time to send a message to the Republican controlled House and Senate. He threatens his first veto
as White House gets wind of a House and Senate move to pass Keystone Pipeline Bill. Bottom line: Nothing unusual
here. This president (BHO) continues to do things his way and ONLY his way.
So, we should have a healthy dose of animosity and one-upmanship going
on and I'm sure more fractures will become apparent as more feathers get ruffled. And in the end, the two
parties will draw lines in the sand; the old guard will stand stubborn, the new blood will cry for "constitutional"
adherence and the White House will do what it pleases.
And as for the American people? We'll complain and promise we'll make changes
in the next election. We should step up to the plate and admit it's us that continue to vote for the same
people we're given, time and time again. And for those that don't vote, because they use the "see, it does no good to vote"---well they're just
mindless, pathetic puppets of dissidence, corruption and cronyism.
And while all of this takes place, the super wealthy, those behind one or the other of either
the Democrat or Republican Parties, they'll be grooming the next politicians, strategically picked to replace others,
in the planned rotation for DC "careers", so the machine keeps running the way they want it to go.
Yes, the same two parties that tell you who you can vote for, election after election, will continue to steer the controlled
So much for all those anticipatory "Happy New Year" wishes
that were extended, intended to make us smile and give us cause to envision us moving ahead, in harmony and with a true
concern for each other and our beloved country. Instead, based on recent history, the reality is that, based
on those in DC, we could be in for another two years like the last two and the last two and the last two and the........
Articles to read for background info:
*1. Boehner Gets Revenge: (Click here) or put this link in your browser:
*2. O'Connell makes GOP a priority: (Click here) or put this link in your browser:
*3. Obama Threatens Veto: (Click here) or put this link in your browser: