Sunday, March 30, 2014


A collection of random thoughts written on restaurant napkins.
            The president should never stand in front of an American flag.  He should stand in front of a Kenyan flag.  He should be impeached, indicted, incarcerated.  I heard an American veteran of the Afghan war say that "durka durka" is a generic cuss-word for Muslims.  To me, just the word Muslim is a dirty word.   David Brenner died recently, and for all his wit and humor, he pretty much remained the man-in-the-street, and for that I thank him.  Someone explain to me how the top "spy" in the CIA, the post very much involved with the safety of this country, turns out to be a Muslim AND is not immediately fired?   "Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.", that's Ralph Waldo Emerson, a guy noted for HIS common sense.   Common sense works, folks, you just have to try it, and apply it.
            Duty.  Honor.  Courage.  Do you really need to know more about our armed forces than that?  Consider what this administration has done, and is doing, to that institution...decimating it physically, financially, and morally.  The armed forces say "leave no one behind", and what does the administration say?  "What difference does it make?"   We're dishonoring our military every day, and those are the very people we'll call on when trouble hits...and it will, somewhere, sometime.   There's so many Muslims in top-echelon posts in our government that I'm really surprised that they haven't made Muslim holidays federal holidays, but I'm sure it's coming.   It has gotten so bad that when the president is on the TV, I mute it and I yell that he's a liar, a Kenyan, and a fool.  He can't hear me but I'll bet everyone in the neighborhood can.
            To arms, to arms...the ATF is coming!  Actually, it's not just the ATF, it's the IRS, the DOJ and any other armed agency they can throw in the mix.  This administration is SO anti-gun you would not believe the stunts they are pulling.  The Constitution?  Nah, that doesn't count anymore.  The Bill of Rights?  To the lefties, that's just so much toilet tissue.  Now, when I mention anti-gun people, or gun-control people, you MUST remember that it's not really about the guns.  It's about our freedom.  We're losing bits of it every day and most of us don't know and don't care that it's happening.   So long as the government can give us "freebies" the
51% that elected the current president, twice, is thrilled and they don't want to upset the applecart, or whatever passes for that these days.   We are rapidly nearing the point where there will be more people recieving money from the government, then there are people to pay for it.
            "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.", and that's from Abraham Lincoln.  You remember him, the guy that freed the slaves, the guy that said a house divided against itself cannot stand, and that's a reference to the "civil" war or The War Between The States, which I think is the preferred term now.  Anyhow, Congress is, according to me, now comprised of about half-a-dozen statesmen, maybe a dozen patriots, and the rest are wusses.   Congress has allowed, even condoned the actions of the president, and a couple presidents prior to this one, to flout the Constitution by skipping the legislative branch and process.   The president(s) blithely go ahead and write laws(the job of Congress), completely ignore the will of the people, jump into wars without consulting Congress, and a myriad of other just-as-devious things.
When will the American people wake up, smell the rottenness emanating from Congress and Washington in general, and do something about it?
            Oh...I've run out of napkins
Larry Usoff, U.S Navy. ret.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


The Wussification Of America by Larry Usoff           
The wussification of's well underway and it's dangerous for the future of this country.  My father gave me a pocketknife when I was about 7 or 8, and told me that a gentleman always had a pocketknife, to clean his fingernails if necessary.  I used that knife for years and years, and kept my fingernails clean, along with cutting string, whittling things that never turned out like I wanted, and, once, giving me a little extra smack-power when I had it in my rolled-up fist.  Not once, in all the years that I had that knife, did I ever think of using it as a weapon...not once.  I still carry a pocket knife.
            Sports was never my thing, but it certainly does generate a lot of interest among men, and in the context of this conversation, it's a good thing.  I'd prefer that there was more interest in things like math and science, but that's a whole other story.  Sports figures today are taking the place of the gladiators of the past.  They are what we want to be, and we live through them vicariously.  Perhaps we should look at the spectators rather than the gladiators, or sports figures.  The majority of the people do not participate except by watching, and except for a shout now and then, there's little physical activity on our part.   Special olympics are of particular interest to me because it represents a fighting spirit in people, people that, according to some, should only be vegetables.
            If you've never been to a special olympics, you should go.  The contestants are there to win, and they try very, very hard.  That fighting spirit that these folks show is being diminished, systematically, in normal athletes.  There are games without scores, because the idea that everyone gets a chance to play, rather than the idea of winning, is primary.  While I don't advocate playing sports without the proper gear, it does seem that saying that tackling in football should be eliminated due
to the amount of injuries.  Sports, by their nature, are pretty much rough-and-tumble and injuries are going to happen.  Perhaps a shorter professional sports-life is the answer.  A professional athlete might want to consider a 10 year, or shorter, time in the game.
            The military has openly gay men and women serving and right now I'm going to say that I've served with gay men, and never had a problem with them.  I knew they were gay, they knew I was straight, and that was that.  Women in the military...well, that's another burr under my saddle.  There's no getting around the fact that women cannot perform physical tasks as well as men.  In areas where women might be captured, they may, and probably will, suffer torture, sexual attacks, and even death.  And before you say anything, yes, men are captured, tortured and killed also...but women are considered prizes because the enemy can figure that our men will try even harder to set them free.   If there is no chance of close combat, yes, let the women serve.
            With the openly gay service personnel, has come another quirk.  There are elements of the military that I believe have been asked if, should the need arise, would they shoot fellow Americans, on American soil?   The patriots, as I term them, have said no, and they are quietly discharged, brought up on phony charges, and outright forced out of their careers.   Another element, and this one I'm really strong on, is Muslims serving in the armed forces.  Because I've done some studying of the Quran it strikes me that A TRUE MUSLIM can never have allegiance to anything or anyone, but Islam, Mohammed and Allah.   The current administration is, in my opinion, a strong supporter of Islam, and that's bad for America...and the world.  Muslims practice taqiyya, which is lying to infidels so long as it furthers the cause of
Islam.   We cannot simply turn our backs on the facts, and continue to wussify Americans.
            War, by definition, is a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.   In war, people are hurt and killed.   I understand that, but what I don't understand is the wussified rules of engagement that our people face, and which places them at a great disadvantage.   I don't understand the wussification of our country by cutting the armed forces down to the point where it places our nation and our people, in great jeopardy.   This wussification started a long time ago, but the current administration has made it into a science almost.   We must regain our fighting spirit.   We have to find the minutemen inside of us, and prepare for whatever is coming...which I think is right around the corner, but I could be wrong.
            Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired
            Duty.  Honor.  Country.

Monday, March 10, 2014


            I CRY FOR AMERICA! These days it's becoming easier and easier for me to cry...and I suppose some folks might look at that as a sign of weakness, but it's not.  I cry for my beloved country, for the America in which I grew up, and for which I was willing to lay down my life should that need arise.   It came as a surprise to me that, in many schools across the country, elementary and high schools, the history of this country is not taught, or if it is, the truth has been perverted and in some places it is gone completely.   If you know me at all, whether personally, or through whatever medium we meet, you know that the word patriot has a strong meaning for me, and sad to say, it does not have that same meaning for more people than not.  For a reason that I truly do not understand, we are allowing, and in some cases, helping the government to become everything to us, as one person told me the government wants to control us from womb to tomb.  That's not the America in which I grew up, and it's certainly not the America I want for my children and grandchildren to know.
            It's simply beyond my understanding that this country, the one that saved the world...twice, is willing to see it become a second-rate, maybe even a third-rate power, with little or no influence in the world.  It certainly doesn't help that we have a weak government, determined to decimate the armed forces to the level where, should a situation arise, we may not be able to defend our own country.   Our country used to be able to stave off any thoughts of an enemy invasion because we were separated by an ocean on either end.   That advantage is gone, giving us a possible 30 minutes if one of the potential enemies launches an intercontinental ballistic missile.  Maybe they'll just bring the parts for a hydrogen or atomic bomb into the country in a suitcase, or shipped-in in one of the hundreds of crates unloaded at many of our ports.  The ports are under-staffed when it comes to the same time we have an unemployment problem.
            That unemployment problem also affects our manufacturing facilities, and I have to admit that part of that is because robotics have taken over a lot of the jobs.  Nevertheless, a person that wants to earn a living wage can find
employment in several fields, mostly dealing with security.  As an example, we recently had a successful attack made on a power station and it was not a random act.  It was carried out by people who knew what they were doing, and I suspect that it was a trial run for something larger to come later.  Security at these power stations is going to have to be beefed up and I cannot think of better people to do this than our veterans.  They are familiar with weapons, they know organization and they are disciplined...and they are loyal.  That, loyalty, seems to be a disappearing characteristic in public figures.  If the sight of armed security personnel might disturb you, think about what they may
be keeping from happening.
            What is happening in our schools?  Does any student today, in the middle grades all the way through college, know how to do long division...without a calculator?   Is handwriting, which is called cursive writing, on the way out because the teachers cannot write legibly enough to teach it?  When I went to school we learned something that was called civics.  We learned what, where, and sometimes how, a country functioned.  We learned history about our country and others because the world was then becoming intertwined.   America was the place that most of the rest of the world wanted to be like.  No president in my memory ever apologized for America...not when we saved the rest of the world from being crushed under a foreign heel.   In our history we have had some dark chapters, and we have acknowledged them...but we cannot be continuously apologizing for 200 year old crimes. 
            The person who is the president now should never have been elected, much less re-elected.  He is an incompetent charlatan.  Had Romney been elected I believe we would be on the road to recovery and the Russians would not be giving us, and the rest of the world, the one-finger salute.  How many people now would like to take back their vote and bring this country up from the depths to which it’s been brought?  I wish it were so, but it isn’t and we have to console ourselves with a potential impeachment of the incompetent.
            America I cry for you.  I cry for my children, and their children, because ignorance and apathy are exhibited all over the country, and those ignorant and apathetic people make no excuses for being that way.  Goodbye America, I have loved you all my life.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


“What the bleep is going on?”
From time to time, on my radio show, people send me stuff to write about.  One of the most common questions is why doesn't the Congress do what it's supposed to do?  A few topics that are suggested to look into are: voter fraud, which seems to have been swept under the rug; impeaching the president and this one, which really surprised the draft.  I don't know about all the people in the US of A, but from what my mail says, there's a heck of a lot of them that are just absolutely fed up with the way the country is moving.   The downward spiral we're on can only have one ending, and that would be with America becoming a second, or third-rate, power.   Remember the movie "Network" and the scene where Peter Finch tells his audience to go to the window and tell the world that "you're mad as hell and you're not going to take it anymore"?  That's about where we are now, folks.
            Let's look at these suggested topics and see what we can discover.  Voter fraud is always a hot topic when the numbers seem to be skewed way out of proportion, which they were in the 2012 presidential election.  But, why hasn't anything been done, you may ask?  Here then, for your consideration, is a legal reason behind the inactivity in this area.  Way back in 1982 the Republican National Committee sued the Democratic National Committee over voter fraud.  The judge eventually decided that the RNC could NOT sue the DNC about voter fraud.  The case was brought up on appeal in 2012, and denied.  That, in a nutshell, is why voter fraud goes on and Republicans cannot do anything about it.  This is simplification of the case, but that's it.
   there's a topic we can sink our teeth in, right?  Maybe not.  There's an awful lot of paperwork involved, much political posturing and postulating and in the end, what have you got?  The documents covering impeachment of a president may cite "high crimes and misdemeanors" as the reason for the impeachment, but what exactly does that phrase mean?  To the best of my, or anyone's, knowledge, it has never been defined exactly.  That's not to say that it cannot be done because it's been done twice before.  So, once the House of Representatives decides to go ahead with impeachment they send the paperwork to the Senate and, as things stand now, that's where it will die a quick death.
            With the recent suggestion of a draw-down of our military, it would seem to be counter-productive to be talking about reinstituting the draft, huh?  My personal opinion is that we need a larger military and a smaller government, and judging by the mail I get, a lot of people agree.  If the question were put into a national referendum, what do you think the majority would say?  Since I'm a conservative and people writing me are, probably, like-minded, my views are understandably in the minority because of the results of the last election.   Still, the American people do not deserve to be treated like sheep even though they act that way.  Strong voices should be heard because we need to survive as a nation.  The rest of the world looks to us for guidance and lately we've screwed up.