Some more random thoughts...it occurs to me that very few people get teary-eyed when the flag is carried by, or when a good rendition
of the National Anthem is sung. Are we losing our heroes? Being an emotional sort of person, it gets to me when it becomes necessary to talk about patriotic things. There's no shame in having moist eyes on Veteran's Day, or Memorial Day, or if you visit a monument that holds some meaning for you. Losing someone, anyone, is a crushing blow, and it is that much more horrific if it is a relative, and especially if it's a young relative. Someone, and I don't know who, once said that it's young men that fight the wars that old men start. Yeah, that's generally the case but perhaps with the advent of technology, it might turn out to be robots and drones.
My father, who was a pretty smart guy even though he never got past third grade in formal school, used to say that you had to stand for something, or you would fall for anything. That portion of this country that elected the president, twice, illustrate that perfectly. They didn't stand for honesty, dignity, or patriotism...they fell for smooth talk, a cool-looking dude, and outrageous promises. We were told that America was to be fundamentally changed, and that was about the only true thing the president ever said. He told us exactly what he was going to do, and the electorate that fell for it is now not sure that they like the change that took place.
One of the "freedoms" we enjoy, at least for the moment, is freedom of speech...but that is coming under fire...but I digress. Everybody says you can't yell Fire in a crowded theatre, but that's not exactly true. You may shout fire in a crowded theatre, but you better damn sure be ready for whatever happens after that. So, in other words, you can say anything, but be responsible for the consequences. As an example of how we might be losing that particular freedom, it seems that this president has an extremely thin skin and when detrimental things are said about him, no matter by who, he goes after them. The so-called mainstream media is quick to label dissenters as racists, right-wing wackos, and the like. You've heard me say this before...if the president's lips are moving, he's lying. Period.
A quick note about Obamacare. The way it is set up, it's like the government are cowboys and they are herding the cattle(that's us) into a corral, and that corral is socialized medicine. Once in the corral, you know what's going to happen...they'll be split up into smaller herds so they can be handled more easily. Eventually, that cattle will probably be branded...but we'll call that as registering as a Democrat. You should know that you can also consider that herd as illegal aliens and that they are destined to be given amnesty by a government that expects them to vote Democrat. Simply put, Obamacare makes you pay more, for something you don't want, and you get less. Period.
I heard the other day that a couple more electric cars burned up. I'm sure that sooner or later, and I believe it will be much later, electric cars will be perfected and they'll be able to charge up by plugging into an electric socket. Ok, now let's go behind that plate on the wall and see where that electric power comes from. In my estimation a large chunk of power plants are fueled by coal. Kill the coal industry and you may be putting that electric car, and it's charging station, further down the road. Nobody wants to get out from under the middle-east oil gangsters more than I do...so why would we be killing off a power source that we have a lot of, in this country? Why are we not opening up the pipeline from Canada, which is a friendly country, the last time I checked.
One voice, even one as irritating as mine, doesn’t make a lot of difference overall, but, if you read this and agree with it, why don’t you get at least one other person to read it? It’s a really simple plan, but eventually that voice will get louder and maybe, just maybe, we can put this country back on the right track.
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Larry Usoff USN, Ret