Worth the read…

Snigs doesn’t often get truly up on the soapbox, but she did HERE, and it’s worth the read… She’s one of those Southern (Steel) Magnolia types… Nice, polite, but you do NOT want to get on her bad side…

Tar and Feathers from the Left…

Most of y’all know I don’t usually go off the deep end so to speak, but THIS really fired me up… I grew up in the 50s and 60s in the South, and I saw both the good and the bad of the Civil Rights fight(s)… His words in black, mine as always in blue.

From today’s WAPO…

In the faces of Tea Party shouters, images of hate and history

By Colbert I. King
Saturday, March 27, 2010

The angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school’s first black student, bravely tried to walk to class…

It is worth asking how employing more bigotry as Colbert is doing in this article will do any good? He and his represent the party that promised to lead us to a better place. It amazes me how broad a brush he uses to paint a very large part of the population as racists. I have attended one Tea Party event, and I never saw anyone who had ANY racial motivation whatsoever. As a matter of fact, I saw quite a number of blacks (including a bus load from Georgia), Hispanics and Asians out there next to the capital who were angry about taxes and spending our dollars in a reallocation of wealth, not about race…

The Tea Party’s only goal, is to defend the US and it’s constitution from this administration’s takeover…

Those were the faces I saw at a David Duke rally in Metairie, La., in 1991: sullen with resentment, wallowing in victimhood, then exploding with yells of excitement as the ex-Klansman and Republican gubernatorial candidate spewed vitriolic white-power rhetoric…

Nope, never heard any white-power anything, more like when are you, the administration, going to listen to the People that elected you…People are angry, and it’s got nothing to do with race. It has to do with the arrogant, willful imposition of extreme leftist policies by Obama, Pelosi, Reid et al. It has awakened the silent majority in this country, and made them aware that the election of Obama is not be a continuation of Clintonian moderation, but a radical leftist agenda.

They were spotted last weekend on Capitol Hill under the Tea Party banner protesting the health-care-reform bill. Some carried a signs that read “If Brown [Scott Brown (R-Mass.)] can’t stop it, a Browning [high power weapon] can.” Some shouted racial and homophobic epithets at members of Congress. Others assumed the role of rabble, responding to the calls of instigating Republican representatives gathered on a Capitol balcony…

And where is the proof? Who has been arrested? I heard ONE news report of a threat against Stupac, from a women who called him a piece of s**t, but I didn’t hear her ID herself as a Tea Party person…

And what about all the threats against Bush, and the Republicans? That was “politics” and okay??? Can we say DOUBLE STANDARD???

And they are consequential. Without folks like them, there would be no Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity or Pat Buchanan. There would never have been a George Corley Wallace, the Alabama governor dubbed by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter in a 2008 Slate article as “the godfather, avatar of a national uprising against the three G’s of government, Godlessness, and gun control.”

Hence, an explanation for the familiarity of faces: today’s Tea Party adherents are George Wallace legacies.

Oh really? George Wallace is the ‘father’ of the Tea Party??? George Wallace was a Democrat, Lester Maddox was a Democrat, ALL the members of the KKK were Democrats, Senator Robert Byrd, was a Grand Dragon of the KKK . If it was not for the Republicans there would be no Civil Rights Act – AND the point Mr King entirely misses – I guess any anger that is not the property of the Democrats is racist, homophobic, etc… And Limbaugh is a product of the Tea Party???

They, like Wallace’s followers, smolder with anger. They fear they are being driven from their rightful place in America…

Um.. like our homes and businesses? Yep, pretty much…

They see the world through the eyes of the anti-civil rights alumni. “Washington, D.C.” now, as then, is regarded as the Great Satan. This is the place that created the civil rights laws that were shoved down their throats. This is the birthplace of their much-feared “Big Government” and the playground of the “elite national news media.”

Um… NO, through the eyes of people fed up with representatives that refuse to listen to those who elected them, and are blithely charging down the path of we know better than you, and pay no attention to the bribes and strong arm tactics behind the curtain…

The angry ’50s and ’60s crowds threatened and intimidated; some among them even murdered. That notwithstanding, Americans of goodwill gathered in the White House to witness the signing of landmark civil rights laws.

So… are we preemptively being accused of murder here???

I know that the folks over a Sipsey Street are NOT fomenting anything other than the brick throwing, and in fact are also denouncing the threats; but they are being lumped in with the Tea Party (by the WAPO no less), even though they are not associated with them per se…

Schoolhouse doors were blocked, and little children were demeaned. Yet the bigots didn’t get the last word. Justice rolled down like a mighty river, sweeping them aside.

And we’re bigots too, in addition to being racists???

They insulted, abused, lied and vandalized. Still, President Obama fulfilled his promise to sign historic health-care reform into law by the end of his first term.
Those angry faces won’t go away. But neither can they stand in the way of progress.
The mobs of yesteryear were on the wrong side of history. Tea Party supporters and their right-wing fellow travelers are on the wrong side now. It shows up in their faces.


Hey Mr. King, I’d suggest you get out of your ivory tower and ACTUALLY find out about the Tea Party… I think you would find some of your so called friends from those days who are actually MEMBERS of the Tea Party

sigh…

You can read the entire oped HERE, or go to WAPO’s site and sign in as [email protected] with packing as the password…
Oh yeah, if you would like to comment to Mr. King – his email is [email protected]

Haiti AAR…

This from a friend…

To All,
I just returned from Haiti with Hebler. We flew in at 3 AM Sunday to the scene of such incredible destruction on one side, and enormous ineptitude and criminal neglect on the other.

Port o Prince is in ruins. The rest of the country is fairly intact. Our team was a rescue team and we carried special equipment that locates people buried under the rubble. There are easily 200,000 dead, the city smells like a charnal house. The bloody UN was there for 5 years doing apparently nothing but wasting US Taxpayers money.

The ones I ran into were either incompetents or outright anti American. Most are French or french speakers, worthless every damn one of them. While 1800 rescuers were ready willing and able to leave the airport and go do our jobs, the UN and USAID ( another organization full of little OBamites and communists that openly speak against Americana) These two organizations exemplar ed their parochialism by:
USAID, when in control of all inbound flights, had food and water flights stacked up all the way to Miami, yet allowed Geraldo Rivera, Anderson Cooper and a host of other left wing news puppies to land.

Pulled all the security off the rescue teams so that Bill Clinton and his wife could have the grand tour, whilst we sat unable to get to people trapped in the rubble.
Stacked enough food and water for the relief over at the side of the airfield then put a guard on it while we dehydrated and wouldn’t release a drop of it to the rescuers.

No shower facilities to decontaminate after digging or moving corpses all day, except for the FEMA teams who brought their own shower and decon equipment, as well as air conditioned tents. No latrine facilities, less digging a hole if you set up a sh**ter everyone was trying to use it.

I watched a 25 year old Obamite with the USAID shrieking hysterically, berate a full bird colonel in the air force, because he countermanded her orders, whilst trying to unscrew the air pattern. ” You don’t know what your president wants! The military isn’t in charge here we are!”

If any of you are thinking of giving money to the Haitian relief, or to the UN don’t waste your money. It will only go to further the goals of the French and the Liberal left. If we are a fair and even society, why is it that only white couples are adopting Haitian orphans. Where the hell is that vocal minority that is always screaming about the injustice of American society.

Bad place, bad situation, but a perfect look at the new world order in action. New Orleans magnified a thousand times. Haiti doesn’t need democracy, what Haiti needs is Papa Doc. That’s not just my opinion , that is what virtually every Haitian we talked with said. the French run the UN treat us the same as when we were a colony, at least Papa Doc ran the country.

Oh, and as a last slap in the face the last four of us had to take US AIRWAY’s home from Phoenix. They slapped me with a 590 dollar baggage charge for the four of us. The girl at the counter was almost in tears because she couldn’t give us a discount or she would lose her job.

Pass that on to the flying public.

God Bless America and the U.S. Marine Corps

Bleg for Mary and Densey Cole…

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An Interesting Video…

The Horsemen come to P’cola in three F-8F Bearcats and fly with the Blues…

Six minutes of video well worth watching! Sit back and enjoy!!!

Remember in November…


Well, tomorrow will, I believe, prove to be a black day for the USA…

We had the culmination of bribery, strong arm tactics, outright lies and social engineering at its finest last night in the so called House of Representatives…

BUT they passed a bill over the objections of 64 to 71% of the public they supposedly represent, and I really don’t believe half of them had ANY idea of what they were doing other than responding to a variety of pressures…

The only bi-partisanship I saw was in the opposition to the bill, and had the President not agreed to an executive order to prohibit abortion (Is that even legal???) it would have gone down in defeat.

Anyone who can do basic math knows this is going to cost ALL of us more than we really can afford, not only in taxation, but in increased costs for insurance… I had a doctor’s appointment this morning with my regular doc, and she told me the practice has decided to no longer take Medicare/Medicaid patients, as they are not being reimbursed at a break even cost, and do not see anything but bad news with what happened yesterday.

Where are the doctors going to come from to support 31 million new patients? Beats the hell outta me… that is 8 years of training…

How long will it take to get an appointment? If Mass is any indication, 17-31 days, e.g. you will be dead before the appointment arrives if you have a critical problem…

But wait, you can go to the ER, right??? Um… maybe… but THOSE wait times are already 3-6 hours depending on the hospital and day of the week…

$500M cut in Medicare/Medicaid- so… we add 31 million and CUT reimbursement???

And most ‘benefits’ don’t kick in until 2014, but the taxation starts immediately…

Turk Turon has a good post up HERE with some additional information that bears thinking about…

JayG has his take up HERE

TOTWTYTR has a good post up HERE

Pamela Hart has a different view up HERE

Granny has her take up HERE

Gay Cynic has his take HERE

All variations on the theme of basic unhappiness and dissatisfaction with congress…

Yep, they have fundamentally transformed the US alright. Right into the poor house…

AND they have also taken over all Student Loans…

We lost this battle, no question; but I firmly believe this is only the first battle in what promises to be a long war against the progressive/socialist agenda this president and the dems are trying to ram down our throats…

I do believe the States will go through with their suits against the government, and I do believe at least parts of the bill(s) will be declared unconstitutional as this infringes on States Rights in a major way.

I propose our rallying cry be “Remember in November” and VOTE THEM OUT!!!

Pics from the road…

A few pics from the latest go-round of travel to the mid-East…
They don’t call it the sandbox for nothing…


(and this is one of the ‘good’ roads)

Now THIS is a hotel room 🙂 This was my room in Kuwait…

A family of five could fit in this place with NO problem… Off to the left, out of picture is the kitchen area, all top of the line appliances too!!!

The beach side of the hotel…


Our own patrol boat, if you look straight up from the post in the bottom middle, the dot between the umbrella tops is a PG…


And from Bahrain, an interesting anomaly… The Tree of Life!

The Tree of Life , also known as Shajarat al-Hayah, in Bahrain stands alone in the desert about 1.2 miles from the Jebel Dukhan(Smoking Hill-gladly dormant), the highest point on the island. It is almost of monumental proportion and has been aptly named as it seems to epitomize the very essence of life. It is said that this mesquite tree is a least a 200 and possibly as much as 400 years old, and considered to be one of Bahrain’s natural treasures.

The source of water on which this tree thrives is unknown and remains an enigma, serving to increase the lure of the place. As a side note, we figured out the tree sits roughly 300 feet above sea level, so the tap root has to be a least that long… Who knows…

This is as we were driving up, just to show the bareness of the landscape…



Up close, and yes, people drive up and literally park right against the tree…
And there is graffiti all over the tree…



And from under the tree, looking toward the Arabian Gulf about 4 miles away…


And now back to the regularly scheduled BS…

No blog for you…

Now in another location, lousy internet connectivity, what there is, is dog ass slow… Won’t be blogging or commenting until Saturday…


Sorry Folks…

Blog roll adds…

Go check out the new adds to the blogroll!


Mule Dung and Ash, Granny with a Pitchfork, The Right Idea and Lagniappes Lair are all good reads, with different perspectives, but ALL are worth the time!!!

On the travel front, first time back in Kuwait since 1991, LOTS of changes- The lights are on (everywhere), traffic is heavy, and as usual, those in charge do nothing and the ‘contract’ workers do everything… lots of Philippine and other Asian workers seen everywhere…

My body clock is now back in screwed up time, e.g. I have NO idea what time my body thinks it is, so sleep is gonna be ‘fun’… sigh…