Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Our President vs. the United States of America

Let me say, right off the bat, this is about several things that I think I understand...but that a lot of Americans do not.  We have a black president, and that is a good thing because it does show that it can be done.  On the other hand, the president is an incompetent, lying, probably foreign-born, idiot.  He has surrounded himself with people that think like he does...and he does not like the United States.  I believe that his Attorney General, Eric Holder, has no idea of what he's supposed to be doing because he's doing the opposite.  He was held in contempt of Congress and didn't lose 20 seconds sleep over it.  Granted, the current president inherited a couple of wars that may, or may not, have been warranted, I'll leave that to history...but he has made it all worse, much worse.  The general thinking in this administration is that they can lie to the public, about everything, and the public will buy it.  Congress has become so wussified that there aren't enough real patriots to make a difference, and that is obvious, because of the mess we're in.  Our Constitution was made inconsequential by Congress in their willingness to allow the president to sidestep it.
            Although I'm a Republican and a conservative, the problems that this country faces are not the fault of either party exclusively...and the problems are huge!  As a nation, we are laughed at, scorned, dismissed as a paper tiger...and it can't all be laid at the feet of this president, but he's a big part of it.  How far back do we have to look to find our America?  My guess is that we have to go back to somewhere around 1945 or 1946 when we were the top dog in the world and no one, but no one, would have dared to take us on!   Back then we had patriots, thousands of them, men and women that had fought for this country because it was the right thing to do.  The thinking then was that if it was good enough to live here, it was good enough to fight for.  Now?  No, I think the armed forces have been selectively emasculated for what purpose I don't know.  When this country goes to war, the armed forces don't wear a D or an R on their uniforms...they wear the flag of their country...and they wear it proudly.  The navy I served in was not as technologically great as it is now...but at least the sailors could read, write, and comprehend what they were doing.  My friends who have not retired, have sent me stories of members of their units going to remedial reading and writing classes!
            Service doesn't just mean the armed forces.  The so-called service industries, which used to be called "the crafts", like plumbing, electricians, carpenters, masons, and so on...are aging, and there's not enough young people going into those occupations to keep up.  That's one reason why your service-related bills are going up and up.  The upcoming generations have been lulled into thinking that computers will do it all, and, although they will do a lot, they will never do it all...when they break down, and they do, there will have to be a human capable of fixing them.  By the way, try getting a robot or a computer to build shelving, or fix a backed-up toilet.  While we're here on the subject of many do you estimate the Keystone pipeline would create?  That pipeline should be built for a couple really good reasons, not the least of which IS the jobs.
It's been estimated that, between the Keystone, the activity in the Dakotas, and whatever we can conjure up off shore, we could kick the Arab cartel right in the rear end.  The deliberate delaying of the pipeline, and that's what it is, baffles me, as to why the public doesn't wise up?  Remember, Obama is for Obama, first, last and always.
            Wake up America!
Larry Usoff, U.S.Navy, REt.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


            What is wrong with the American people today?  There are domestic problems and international problems, and we can do something about both...if we have the nerve and good sense to do it.  First, let's look at the domestic problems which, in my opinion, have been caused by the current administration.  The tax system in this country is SO screwed up that nobody, from the IRS Commissioner down, understands it completely.  It picks and chooses who, or what, will be taxed and at what rate.  The system has been manipulated so much that the loopholes it has in it makes it look like Swiss cheese...but that only benefits those that can afford to hire a tax expert.  The so-called middle class in this country, and I always thought we were a classless society, takes it on the chin, over and over.
            So, let's deal with that domestic problem, in a logical manner, and that is to abolish the IRS.  We now know that the IRS, again from the top down, is corrupt, convoluted and crazy.  Enact THE FAIR TAX, which is a logical approach to taxing.  You buy something at the retail level, you pay the tax.  Period!  The bill, as it was written originally, is 135 pages, all easily understandable.  When the IRS is gone, you'll find that much of the money that was whisked out of this country to save it FROM the IRS, will be returning.  When money comes back, so do jobs.  We may never regain the pinnacle of manufacturing that we once attained, but enacting THE FAIR TAX will go a long way to achieving that.  I believe that unemployment will go down, and go down dramatically, once THE FAIR TAX is up and running.  So, we've killed two birds with one stone, so to speak.
            My next domestic problem is the government itself.  For reasons unknown to me at this time, we, as a people, have allowed the government to overstep its bounds.  Those bounds were put in place by the founding fathers because they KNEW that government, if left unchecked, can become dictatorial...and it
is approaching that quickly.  So, here's what we need to do for that problem...first, we establish term limits for EVERY elected federal employee, and include the Supreme Court in that.  Congress was never meant to be a home for politicians.  Our brilliant founding fathers meant for a person to be elected, serve his time and then GO HOME to his work, or farm, or whatever.  Career politicians are a modern "invention" and they should be sent packing.   NO FEDERAL EMPLOYEE IN ANY POSITION SHOULD BE ALLOWED
TO RETIRE FROM GOVERNMENT SERVICE, with the one exception of members of the Armed Forces.
They would be the only ones to be allowed to serve long enough to retire at 20 years, 30 if they are mentally and physically capable.  The Armed Forces, because of what they do for this country, should be given the best healthcare that is available. 
            Beginning at "time X", aspirants to public office will understand that they get NO pension, NO special health care, NOTHING that the public doesn't get as well.  That, I believe, would winnow out those who want to do public service, from those that are looking for a gravy train.  The Constitution, along with other important documents, will be the law of the land.  No foreign laws will be taken into consideration in any court in the land.   Any further delay in stiffening the American backbone is going to be disastrous…
and you can take that to the bank.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


            Wake up a nation we have to stand up, hitch up our big-boy pants and tell the world that we are back!  Of course, that's going to be difficult with the sniveling, incompetent, buffoon we have leading this country...and where is he leading us?  Down the road to oblivion, that's where, but of course, that's only my opinion and I have been wrong.  I think it was in 1941, when I thought I was wrong, but I was wrong.   As an American, and I like to think I'm a patriot, it sickens me to know that one person could bring down a country, MY country, in such a short time.  If the president has the best interests of this country at heart, he would do the honorable thing and resign, and take Joe "Shotgun" Biden with him.  There are any number of people, men, women, white, black and of every political stripe, that could do a better job than what the president is doing.
            Let's have some plain talk when we talk about people.  Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan are, in my opinion, professional black victims and if they had to actually do some sort of work, they wouldn't stand a chance in the working world.  The attorney general, Eric Holder lied to Congress, and got away with it.  Then Secretary of Defense Panetta lied to Congress when he said that troops are never sent anywhere until the situation is known...that is just plain BS.  The re-election of the president trumped any truth about Benghazi.  The IRS is an outlaw agency, which answers to no one, apparently, and it should be abolished.   General Martin Dempsey is more politician than general, and is a disgrace to the uniform he wears.  The big man at the National Security Agency, Mr. Clapper, is not just a liar, he's an idiot.  The president talks about phoney this and phoney that...he is the biggest phoney in the country!   Political correctness is BS, and we need to understand that.
            I will take every opportunity to tell people that I retired from our Navy, because I'm proud of that service and, at the time, I was proud of my country.  Not as much any more.  This country used to manufacture products that could proudly bear the words "Made In The USA", and it's damned difficult to find many things like that anymore.  Sure, we still make sox and underwear, but I think 99% of the electronics in use in this country, including those used by the government, are made in a foreign country!  I even read something that the government was buying American flags from China!  Are we nuts altogether?  Buying our country's flag from another country?  I drive a Ford truck because, as far as I know, it's still made in this country, but I cannot say that for the others of the former "big three".  I went to buy a can of tomatoes the other day and looked to see if it was a product of this country...and it wasn't, so I didn't buy it.
            Now, lest you think this is a right-wing nutcase saying this stuff...well, you may be right, but if it is going to take nutcases to get this country back on track, then that's what I am.  My political affiliation changed when the president won the nomination back in 2008, but this is no longer a right or left problem, this is a national problem, actually a national disgrace.  This country, MY country, is being sold down the river and the majority of the population either doesn't care or isn't smart enough to care, and THAT is another disgrace, the apathy and ignorance of the people.  So, at the risk of repeating myself, and perhaps insulting someone...wake up dummies, America needs you, NOW!

Larry Usoff, U.S Navy, Retired