grew up in the 50s. New York is my homeland. I am a son of the Finger Lakes. I miss the Adirondacks. My last hike was to Lake Tear of the Clouds, the headwater of the Hudson River. Texas is now where I grow old and watch, with bewilderment, my Country give away its future.
Yesterday seems so far away.
NBC lost its soul when it lost Tim Russert. His upbringing, his Buffalo roots, grounded him. He understood us. The US still found in the USA. We come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. We are from all regions of the Country. We believe in America. Why? Because we believe in the imperfect. We are those that hunger and thirst to be better.
One of the most interesting interviews Tim Russert did every year was his interview with Rush Limbaugh. I miss Tim. I miss Rush. I miss Johnny Carson and Bob Hope. I miss George Carlin.
Three years. That’s a long time for you and your team to play hide and seek with the Biden pay-to-play syndicate, defend open borders and justify a “green new deal” that has no basis in supply-side or demand-side economics. And, as for the Paris Climate Accord, it lets China, Russia, India, Brazil go unchecked while simultaneously shutting down the American economy. Oh, and it will have no real or positive impact on global warming.
A side note: All those solar panels that will be sold in the US and around the world will have a made-in-China logo. One exception: France. Beyond having fine wines, they had the smarts years ago to transition to nuclear. Back in the 70s, the environmentalists destroyed America’s nuclear industry. I know. I was at GE at the time.
ISIS with all their subsidiaries and dummy corporations will continue to keep Biden’s JV Team up well after milk, cookies, and lights out. With all the folks coming across our southern borders and unemployment and inflation being what it is, what are the chances we will see job postings showing up all across the American landscape?
Tell me again why it was smart to close the Keystone Pipe Line. Its closure cost us thousands of jobs, will have a negative impact on the environment, and will help Russia expand its military arsenal.
NBC, since Joe was you guy, can you help America understand once again why Uncle Joe was the safe bet?
According to Joe, we can get all the oil we need from our good buddies the Saudi’s. RainMaker Joe –who helped bring us the Iranian deal– has worked it all out. And, of course, buying from them is better than being energy independent, or so he assures us. All this with the added assurance from Hunter and the BIG GUY that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to China.
Joe, something isn’t adding up. $3 Trillion, $4 Trillion, $5 Trillion, $6 Trillion Dollars– that price tag your team is putting on saving all mankind from the end of time does not add up.
I know that most of us are not in the same league as those that brought us Afghanistan, Lybia, red lines in the sand, the rise of ISIS, Russia’s countries without borders program; but we are starting to see the writing in the quicksand the country has stepped into.
The DEMs Playbook and NBC’s Marching Orders:
- Defend the Teachers Union. They only want what’s best for both our children and our teachers.
- Defend open borders. We inherited a broken system. What we are doing is the humanitarian thing to do. Don’t believe your lying eyes.
- Defend the pay to play Biden syndicate. It’s all just Russia disinformation.
- Defend policies causing hospital workers to checkout. Forget natural immunity. Just do what we tell you to do. And do it now!
- Defend policies that have unleased runaway inflation. It not responsible to drive those gas guzzling, polluting machines. Get a private jet.
- Defend China. Defend the NBA. They are one and the same.
- Defend Fauci. COVID did not come from a lab. Senator Paul, I never funded change of function research. You statement is not true. It’s a lie.
- Defend. Defend. Defend. At all cost.
- By all means, continue the big lie that Trump supporters are racist and Black Lives Matter is the true face of America.
- Defend Critical Race Theory. America is rigged against dark skinned people. Look at those white cowboys wiping those migrants. Shameful!
- Defend the DEMs in the attempted overthrow of an American President. Defend NBC’s participation. Just walk on by.
- Defend the migration of the NY and California tax base to Flordia and Texas as a seasonal phenomena.
- Food for thought: Folks can still cheer for the Yankees in the Sun Shine State and Texas. Every time the Yankees come to Arlington there are almost as many Yankee fans in the stadium, as Ranger fans.
Let that reminder of how NBC and the Dems operate remain with you; it’s important to remember, just as it’s important to remember why voting for Trump was the right call.
Why I Voted for Trump: 4 Reasons
Whether King or Pauper, we all have a first day and we all have a last day.
When it comes to government, smaller is better.
When it comes to regulations, less is more.
Freedom comes from God. Not government.
Reason #1: Trump is all about urgency.
Not even the Federal Reserve can bank an additional hour for us. Once the moment is spent, it’s gone. Urgency is why we have a COVID vaccine today. Our Founders had this mindset. They understood America could be snuffed out like an evening candle.
Reason#2: ROI. Trump believes in squeezing every moment, every opportunity for everything it’s worth.
We have a frozen power grid in Washington leaving many Americans left out in the cold. The hot air generated in Congress will not thaw one windmill on a cold winter day.
Reason #3: Trump is all about shortening the time to market. Adding incentives for value creation and value delivery. Leveraging our entire energy sector to put time and distance between us and China. China will help the NBA add billions to their bank account but at what cost? America can’t negotiate with a dragon if our head is in its mouth.
Reason#4: Trump has peripheral vision. He understands how to build foundations that last. He sees the frontier, where new knowledge is born. He fights to secure the high ground for America’s emerging technologies. Putting in place the capabilities and resources required to move from one era to the next. The Biden Administration is afraid to hold China accountable for its transgressions against humanity. For its theft of IP. Where’s Hunter?
There are no loans when it comes to the hour glass. Like a tunnel that you follow to a tunnel of it’s own. Down a hollow to a cavern where the sun has never shone. In the windmill of your mind. President Biden, pixie dust will not generate more power for America.
Reasons # 1-4. Trump wants to ensure that our kids have the stamina, the street smarts, and the resources to control the field of play. School is an essential business. Our kids need to be in a dynamic work environment where they can grow in knowledge, stature, and relationships. For a person alone is in bad company.
The Teachers Union is not essential. They spend every moment of every day burying our children in the smoke and mirrors of their demands. The Biden Administration, the Democratic Party, have been bought and paid for by the union. Kids, if you want to play, mom and dad will have to increase your allowance for chores.
Trump believes in horizontal connecting. You and me. He did it like no other. Someone that makes the complex simple. His analysis is never simplistic. But clear and concise. ROI. ROI. ROI. Make it resource-draining for those that compete against America.
In our final days, what will sustain us most, is vertical connecting. My Dad and Mom ran a neighborhood grocery store for 30 years. On the front door, they posted this scripture: It is not the old that are wise, or the aged that understand what is right, it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty that makes him understand. JOB:32
I recently revisited the first recorded question in the bible. When God removed Adam and Eve from the Garden, He asked them: Where are you? The question was not one of geography.
Why do people destroy the property and the livelihood of their fellow Americans? It’s because they hate. Hate is what they are. Hate is all they are. Hate is all they have.
Plato saw ethical behavior as simply a matter of knowledge. He argued that if a man didn’t make ethical choices it was because he didn’t see the connection between virtue and happiness.
As presumptuous as it might seem, I disagree with him. I am more aligned with the Prophet Zechariah.
He emphasized vertical connecting. God to man and man to God communications.
Along the way, he challenged the establishment. He confronted the folks that turned neighbor against neighbor.
Zechariah was a man with the hunger and the vision to rebuild the Israelite Nation. By returning the Nation to founding principles. He saw the danger, he felt the danger of a people, a country drifting from the course that had made them prosperous and whole.
Trump, like Zechariah, understands the importance of founding principles. The critical role of the US Constitution.
Trump believes in the freedom of the individual. But he also believes with freedom comes responsibility. Lawlessness creates inefficiencies, consumes time, and wastes valuable resources. It is all about ROI. NBC, In what universe do open borders make sense?
Trump understands our free enterprise system fuels creativity, innovation, productivity, shareholder value, and economic growth. It creates jobs. Not government regulations.
Trump is willing to flip a few tables over. He thrives on chaos. Ambiguity. Keeping the competition off balance. And he understands that friends without benefits are no friends at all.
For Zechariah, the heart and soul of the Hebrew Nation was the Temple. It was his job to restore the Temple to its previous glory. While restoring a righteous purpose to the people of Israel. To cause his countrymen to remember their roots and the sustaining power that held them together.
For Trump, restoring the rights of the individual and curbing the power and reach of the Federal Government, was job number one.
As I see it, Trump’s building blocks are America’s building blocks.
One Nation Under God with the family as the cornerstone. Dignity is every man’s birthright. For we all bear the stamp, the signature of our Creator. And that includes the unborn.
Bringing renewal to our inner cities through education, personal responsibility, reestablishing law and order, strengthening the family, and creating investment in business infrastructure. Defunding the police is dumb. Bailing anarchists out of jail should be an impeachable offense.
Harnessing the overreach of the Federal Government through regulatory reform and budgets based on ROI. Shift responsibility to the private sector where value creation can be accelerated and renewed. This unleashing is why in another week, I will roll up my sleeve and get my second COVID vaccine. Thank you, President Trump!
The Founding Principles: What Trump Restored and We Must Maintain
Love is an absolute. We are commanded to love. Love is not just an emotional response. It is an act of will. To love God. To love our neighbors. To love our enemies. And yes, to love oneself.
Truth is absolute. Truth anchors the soul. If you don’t like the person in the mirror, you can’t love someone across town.
Beginnings are important. If something has a phony beginning, is built on lies, misrepresentations, its foundation is nothing but quicksand. Trump understands this better than anyone in Washington because he is a builder.
There is an abundance of people playing hide and seek with the truth. Political language consists largely of question-begging, euphemisms, and sheer cloudy vagueness. The headlines, the reporting are designed to conceal thought or prevent thought.
In spite of the blowback, Zechariah delivered the Head Shed’s unvarnished Code of Conduct:
Do not be afraid. These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgement in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely.
The training of a warrior: I will bring them into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold.
Very few made it out of the fire, but those that did were more than conquers. The Priesthood was cleansed. The Temple was rebuilt. We need a cleansing of Congress. Professional politicians with golden parachutes must go.
America has endured a lot of untruths. The Dumbing down of what it means to be human. The dumbing down of what it means to be an American. The dumbing down of what it means to be a person of faith. All believers must acquaint themselves with the 139th Psalm.
A Father That Led His Children
After two consecutive defeats in the Fall of 1777 Washington retreated to Valley Forge. He wrote in his diary, We have this day no less than two thousand eight hundred seventy-three men in camp unfit for duty because they are barefooted and otherwise naked.
That winter, the Continental Army totaled eleven thousand men. Three thousand died before winters end from the cold. Together they braved the arctic wind. Together they went on to beat a British army with 50,000 soldiers.
The cold has never stopped great men from doing great things. I know. My father stood only 5’4. But, at the Battle of the Bulge, he stood 10 feet tall, helping to stop what would be, the last Nazi offensive.
Following George Washington’s death, Thomas Jefferson described his good friend:
Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed; refraining when he saw a doubt, but, when once decided, going through with his purpose whatever obstacles opposed.
His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known.
He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good and great man. On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect. It may truly be said, that never did nature and fortune combine more perfectly to make a man great.
For the Dems, it is no longer about truth. It is about power and destroying all those that keep them from gaining more power.
Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend,
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets,
Blowing come the judgment day,
On the bloody morning after,
One tin soldier rides away.
Who are we?
Why are we here?
What are we becoming? Where are we headed?
President Trump Did Not Believe In Giving America A Face Lift
Trump sought a total metabolic change. Drain the swamp and with it, Washington’s pay-to-play perpetual motion machine.
Each year Americans spend billions of dollars on cosmetic surgery, nipping and tucking our way into another day, another week. Another year. A lifetime bet on something with the staying power of tissue paper.
People come and go. Ponce de Leon died at the age of 47; he found no Fountain of Youth.
Nations die too. The Roman Empire’s influence once stretched from Britain in the north to Mesopotamia in the east. One thousand years. How time flies. They became strangers within their own land.
I ask myself what was that government which the virtues of Cicero were so zealous to restore, and the ambition of Caesar to subvert? If Caesar had been as virtuous as he was daring and sagacious, what could he have done to lead his fellow citizens into good government? No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and their people were so demoralized and depraved as to be incapable of exercising a wholesome control.
— Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams on December 10, 1819
Identity. What makes a person a person? A human being more than an animal?
Apes walk upright. Adult whales care for their calves. Penguins mate for a lifetime.
Today we use the three-pound universe of cells that govern our intellect, intuition, memory, and emotions to play the children’s game of hide and seek.
As President, Trump did not hide. He got up in your face and jammed you like an NFL Linebacker.
We The People
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed…To make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
Dr. King spoke with urgency. The same urgency that drove Adams and Jefferson. He thought of America as a brotherhood. What made us a family was not the color of our skin. Not our bloodline. But our belief that we are One Nation Under God.
Those that settled America’s frontiers each night would circle their wagons. They rested. They laughed. They told stories. They ate together. They lifted each other up. And the next day they pushed on. They persevered. They crossed rushing rivers. Endured blinding snowstorms. Conquered dangerous mountain passes. And along the way they buried their loved ones. They built America the beautiful. And today we are her caretakers. We must never forget the Night Ring. To circle up and lift each other up.
They come our way, we spend time with them in thought, and then one day we wake up and they are gone. Will Rogers. Mark Twain. Rush Limbaugh. They remind us to weep with those that weep and to laugh with those that laugh. If we can’t do that, we are not human.
Life is full of surprises. But there is also the promise for true believers: Eternal life.
I Will Let No Man Belittle My Soul By Making Me Hate Him.