Sunday, February 28, 2016


            We have, along with a Declaration of Independence, a set of laws in this country that our founding fathers laid out, knowing full well the consequences of their actions.  A handful of then-colonists dared to object to what rules and regulations were being enacted without any input from them…and their opponent was one of, if not THE, strongest nation on the face of the earth at the time.   Once independence was declared, it was necessary to defend that action, and the colonists did…and the United States was born.  It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t without bloodshed, and it wasn’t without some bickering among the signers of the documents…but it was done, and we’re here today and we are the recipients of those actions.
            There were those then, and we have some like them today, that want to return to some other form of government, rather than the republic we have.   They profess to want a democracy.   Do they understand what a democracy is?   According to Webster’s Dictionary a democracy is actions by majority rule.  Maybe this will make it somewhat clearer…three animals, two wolves and a sheep are deciding what to have for dinner.  Do you want to put any money on which way that vote will go?   Democracy has been likened to mob rule, but that may be a bit harsh, but nevertheless it is majority rule.
On the other hand, we are a republic, which is vastly different from a democracy.  
Here’s an explanation of  a republic…A  Republic, on the other hand, has a very different purpose and an entirely different form, or system, of government. Its purpose is to control The Majority strictly, as well as all others among the people, primarily to protect The Individual’s God-given, unalienable rights and therefore for the protection of the rights of The Minority, of all minorities, and the liberties of people in general. The definition of a Republic is: a constitutionally limited government of the representative type, created by a written Constitution--adopted by the people and changeable (from its original meaning) by them only by its amendment--with its powers divided between three separate Branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Here the term "the people" means, of course, the electorate.  This excerpt is from The American Ideal of 1776: The Twelve Basic American Principles.
The United States has stumbled now and then, in its rise to the leadership of the free world.   Whatever mistakes we’ve made, have been acknowledged and corrected.  We fought a war between American citizens over the question of states rights and slavery, and eventually we corrected that.   We’ve fought two World Wars to defeat enemies that had ultimate slavery for the defeated in their plans.   Throughout all of it Americans depended on, quoted from, lived, the documents that the founding fathers put together.   All of that is now in question…why?
Islam, the cult of rape, murder and mayhem has been allowed to run rampant through the world.   The followers of the Moon God of 1400 years ago commit the most heinous of crimes in the belief that these acts are condoned.   The goal of every true believer in Islam is the submission of the entire world…and only then will there be peace, according to the Quran.   Muslims, true believers that is, can never be anything but Muslims, owing their allegiance to the Moon God and ONLY the Moon God.   In any country that they inhabit, in any sizable portion, it is desirable to return to the seventh century and because they love death more than we love life, they will gladly sacrifice themselves so that they can reach the paradise they are told is waiting for them.
Our United States Constitution is the highest law in our country.   There is no room for any foreign law.   There is no room for people who wish to fundamentally transform this country into something resembling a devolvement into a tribal land, with warlords holding sway over a little piece.   There is no room for people who truly believe that terror is a legitimate way of life.   There is no room for people who do not wish to assimilate into the mainstream of American life.   Immigrants have always been welcome, as indicated by the notion that America is a melting pot, but the system has to be upheld, and immigrants have to come here with the idea of becoming Americans.
There are those in this country now who wish to negate large parts of the United States Constitution and the amendments thereto.    This cannot be allowed to happen.
America is, as Herbert Hoover said is , “… a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.”   Shall we abandon that premise and let the barbarians take over and wreak their particular kind of hellish terror on us?   The United States Constitution protects us, and we have to protect it…and all of its amendments.  We have choices to make, so wake up America…your country needs you…desperately.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


            Like a lot of Americans, the Super Bowl holds some interest for me.  As for the game itself, I catch the scores the next day and that tells me just what I needed to know.
There’s always highlights shown the next day and next-day-quarterbacking as well.   This particular Super Bowl, number Fifty, had some interesting and humorous commercials, which are things that I like to watch.   So much for the niceties…now for the big question…doesn’t anyone preview these so-called artists that perform during halftime?
In the past there have been people, and I won’t call them artists or performers, that just mangled our National Anthem.   There have been so-called “wardrobe malfunctions” and dance routines that had nothing to do with class or taste.
            Such a routine was performed during this 50th Super Bowl by Beyonce and her troupe.  It was as if a troop of the Gestapo had marched on stage and began dancing…and could that have been called dancing, by any stretch of the imagination?  It was militaristic, menacing and as it applied to American traditions, meaningless.   She brought out all the worst of things, referencing several ridiculous messages that the black community uses.  It was, I believe, as hate-filled a message as anyone could deliver
without being labelled an out-and-out evil person…and yes, there are evil people in the world.
            People that don’t respect American traditions may not be evil in themselves, but they probably are fronting organizations, or other people, that are.   Someone that comes to this country of their own free will, is given everything that they need, without being asked to pay for it, and then turns around and murders, or tries to murder innocent Americans, is evil in my book.  Americans are traditionally generous people, but some of the so-called refugees are not.  They come here and want us to change our entire culture so that they can feel they’re in a more home-like atmosphere.   Just out of curiosity…have you seen their home-like atmospheres?
            The so-called refugees being imported into this country now bear little or no resemblance to the displaced persons or “DP’s” of World War Two.   Those people really wanted to come here because their home country had been devastated by the war, and they wanted to have a shot at the American Dream.   What is being brought in now are mostly males of working age, and among them are terrorists, and nobody will ever convince me that we can vet these people sufficiently so that we know who’s who.   We are, in effect, bringing in our own killers.  How’s that for Stupidity 101?   They have no plans to assimilate, but rather to pull in as much freebies as possible and, in some cases, will turn on their benefactors and kill them.
            Fairness is an American tradition, and that doesn’t mean “paying your fair share” because that’s a lot of bunk.  The present tax system is UN-fair to people that make good, as it taxes them more and, in my not-so-humble opinion, kills incentive to do better financially.  Fairness, legally speaking, means that the law is the law and everyone is subject to it, there are no exceptions and that SHOULD include the US Congress, the President and all of the members of the administration.   No one should be above the law in this country…that’s fairness.   There is a plan, called THE FAIR TAX, which is the best thing I’ve ever seen on the subject.  As originally written, the bill was 135 pages long, in everyday language and covered everybody.   Why it was never adopted is beyond me.   Way back in June of 1933, Clifford Berryman drew a political cartoon showing a decision to be made about taxes.  Uncle Sam wanted to go in one direction, the direction of a general sales tax, but Congress is pulling him to go in another direction, the way of income tax.   You know how that worked out.
            Another American tradition is the ongoing quest for the White House, and it is providing some interesting moments.   My question is this…after savaging each other during the campaigns, how does the eventual nominee pick a vice-president for the ticket?   Traditionally, when the candidate becomes the nominee for his/her party, they announce their running mate.   Here you are then, at the pinnacle of your success, and you have to name a person that, previously, you seem to despise.   Where’s the logic in that?   Ronald Reagan said that one should not disparage another Republican, and, of course that would apply to the Democrat side as well, I believe.   Way back in my working lifetime I used to have partners in some of my business dealings, and we were partners because we got along and thought the same way.   We would never have been partners if one or the other of us had slung mud on the other…it just doesn’t work that way…but in politics, as they say, it makes strange bedfellows.
            Lastly, an American tradition, at least in the majority of the 20th Century, was that we were the leaders in the free world.   We’re not that any more, sad to say.
  Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired

Saturday, February 20, 2016


            This has been on my mind for some time and I put it on “Freakbook” but it was taken down inside of 2 minutes. 
            I believe that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim.   I believe that Barack Hussein Obama is foreign-born.  I believe that “Michelle” Obama is a transgender, or a man…you can take your pick.  I believe that the two girls were not birthed by either of the Obama’s. 
            A DNA test would confirm, or deny, all of this but THAT’s never going to happen.  That has as much chance of taking place as me winning the Lottery and I’ve been playing it for over 25 years and haven’t won yet.
            If you have comments, let’s hear from you…you know where to reach me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


            Depending upon the person that is speaking, there are 5 to 11 million illegal aliens in our country.  So, let’s examine something.  Right away, the word illegal means that you have done something against the law…adding the word alien, and that’s not the outer-space aliens that may or may not exist, means that you are from another country.  Put them together and you have people that have come here from another country and didn’t take the usual method of immigration…that process has been in place for about 200 years and seems to work very well.   Legally, the United States admits about 1 million people a year, according to one of the candidates for President.
            Why do people want to come here, legally that is?   For them, the American Dream is alive and well.   Most come from countries that are less advanced, possibly with more sickness, maybe they are fleeing a ruthless regime or terrorists…there are any number of reasons.  The most important thing is that the greatest majority of them want to be Americans in every way.   They learn the language, adhere to the culture and customs, and work towards becoming American citizens.   To be sure, many of them, while becoming Americans, retain their own culture, and that’s fine.  We’ve always been a nation of diversity.   It’s when that diversity rises up in a manner that is repugnant to the rest of the people that we should take notice.
            Let’s look at the various religious factions in the United States.   Overwhelmingly it is Christian and all of the other religions are much smaller parts of the overall picture.   What do they all have in common…except one?   With the exception of Islam, all of these other faiths seem to be in agreement that love is stronger than hate, that heinous crimes are just that, heinous…and that life is very precious.   Contrast that with the cult of Islam.   For the true believer, death brings them to paradise.   For the true believer, lying to achieve a goal that will further the cause of Islam is condoned.   For the true believer, all other people are infidels and have only three choices…convert, pay a tax just to stay alive, or be killed.
            There is another, entirely different load of crap that the public is being fed.  The current occupant of the White House professes to be a Christian.  I believe he is a Muslim and adding up all of the things he, or his administration, has done to make it easier for them would surely point that out.   When our potential enemies are building up their armed forces, he is decimating ours.   When our friends look to the United States for leadership, the leader is nowhere to be found…oh wait, you can find him on the golf course.   Taken as a total, I believe that he has committed treasonous acts, and if not treasonable, at the very least, impeachable.  Why has he not been impeached, indicted and incarcerated?   Somehow he has managed to do an end run around Congress(which wasn’t that hard to do) and ignore our sacred documents, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights…and the Supreme Court has let it all slide.
            Retired Lt. Colonel Peters was “furloughed” for two weeks for calling BHO a “pussy” on television.   I don’t understand that because BHO IS a pussy.  He strikes me as a made-up person, manipulated from sometime in the past…maybe from High School, when someone approached him and said they could make him President.  Whenever he takes a picture doing something that ordinary people do, he’s showing off his pussification.   This, by itself, wouldn’t be anything to write home about except for the fact that he’s tried to prove himself on the world stage as a strongman.   He’s not a strongman…he is more likely to be a scarecrow type, operating without a brain and filled with straw.   He could be a cowardly lion, without the courage of his own convictions, if he even has any.   Making threats without backing them up doesn’t show leadership or strength…and the other countries around the world have taken note of that.   They know what he is, so why is he still in office?
            Here’s another place we can cut out the crap…our elections.   Whether they are local(and I’ve heard that all politics are local) or nationwide, there are a few things about elections that are crappy and should be stopped.   For starters, election campaigns should not be more than three months long.  Period.   If a candidate says that he or she is going to do this or that, and they don’t within the first year of their taking office, they should automatically be removed from that office and not allowed to run again for eight years.  Speaking of years, federal offices should have term limits and that includes any and all federal agencies, departments, etc.   If there’s not a law against foreign contributions to a campaign, there should be.   No campaign contribution over one hundred dollars from anyone, and families should be considered as one person.  No corporate contributions.
            Another area full of crap is the InFernal Revenue Service(and that’s “service” like what a bull does to a cow)…but that’s another story…and we’ll get to it, you can bet.
    Larry Usoff US Navy Retired

Thursday, February 11, 2016


            I like Trump, and I make no bones about it.  The things he says are things that I can agree with, regardless of how that might rub the politically-correct the wrong way.
Frankly, as has been said many times before, political correctness has run amok and should be severely curtailed…but I digress.
            Being for Trump doesn’t automatically mean that I agree with EVERYTHING.  His refusal to attend the GOP debate here recently was a bad move in my not-so-humble opinion.   Oh sure, you can have a feud with someone, but if it’s doing to do some serious damage to you personally, your business or, in this case, your political aspirations, you keep it quiet and try to settle it outside the public’s view.  By the way, I like Megyn Kelly because she is a straight shooter, but now and then she lets personal opinions cloud her objectiveness…and that’s bad journalism in my estimation.
            Let’s take a quick look at Donald J. Trump(and yes, that’s his real name and his real hair) and how he got to be where he is.  He was born in 1946, and while growing up he worked for his father in the real estate business.   His children freely admit that, even with all the wealth, the growing-up process was no cakewalk.  They had to work, and work hard, and there were no special privileges shown.  The Donald, as his former wife Ivana, called him, has never shied away from taking chances, changing wives or making it known that he likes being wealthy.
            His recent statement about refusing Muslims admittance to the United States drew a firestorm of protest…mostly from people who don’t, or won’t, understand the illegal immigration problem that the current administration has created.  Yes, people have been sneaking into the country over the Southern border for years, but the current administration is actually importing people from all over the world, by the hundreds of thousands…and no one truly knows much, if anything, about them.   The strategy behind this movement is simple…people that get a free ride in this country will remember who made it possible and when they get the vote(and they will eventually), they will vote Democrat.
            Trump is called a populist and I’m not really sure what that means, but he pushes my buttons when he talks.   He has a platform that appeals to the concerns of working-class voters who feel displaced by job losses and changes to America's ethnic and religious demographics.  Strengthen the military, improve the conditions for veterans, not just defining our borders but building a wall that will deter illegals from entering the US, not just balancing the budget but reducing the overwhelming deficit, have a moratorium on Muslims coming to this country, finding and deporting Muslims(and others) who have overstayed their visas…those are just a few things in which he’s shown an interest. 
            Trump is not exactly a stranger to politics either.  He had previously considered running for president. In 2000, he ran an exploratory campaign and won two Reform Party primaries but didn’t carry it forward.   He’s of German extraction and attended New York Military Academy, During his senior year, Trump participated in marching drills and wore a uniform, attaining the rank of "cadet captain".    In 2015, he told a biographer that NYMA gave him "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military".   Trump was eligible for the draft during the Vietnam War. In a 2011 interview on WNYW, he stated, "I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number."   Trump was deemed fit for service after a military medical examination in 1966 and was briefly classified as 1-A by a local draft board shortly before his 1968 medical disqualification.   Trump attributed his medical deferment to "heel spurs" in both feet, according to a 2015 biographer,  but told an Iowa campaign audience he suffered from a spur in one foot, although he could not remember which one.
            He began his career at his father's real estate company, Elizabeth Trump and Son, which focused on middle-class rental housing in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.   In 1972, the Trump Organization sold Swifton Village for $6.75 million, which the Trumps had bought for 5.7 million in Cincinnati in 1962.  In 1971, Trump moved to Manhattan, becoming involved in larger building projects, and used attractive architectural design to win public recognition.   Trump made plans to acquire and develop the old Penn Central for $60 million with no money down.   Later, with the help of a 40-year tax abatement from the New York City government, he turned the bankrupt Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt and created The Trump Organization.
            Brashness is a quality that Trump exhibits and it seems to be good for him and not quite as good for his opponents.  Maybe he won’t be the Republican nominee, but I’ll always think that he should have been.
  Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired

Saturday, February 6, 2016


A while ago this country became infected…not with a disease…but with a group of ideologues who have promoted everything that you can think of to take down our society.   It has become much worse since Barack Hussein Obama, became President.   Many thought  he would promote good race relations but Mr. Obama and members of his administration have done everything to encourage division and hostility between whites and blacks.   He has teamed up with Al Sharpton, one of the biggest race-baiters in the country, who constantly lies and stirs controversy for his own financial gain.  
Unfortunately, the Democrat party has allowed itself to be involved with these lying, arrogant, devious, vicious, people.   They want to take over everything in our lives, but when they take over, they ruin whatever they touch.   Now they’re pushing the so-called victimization of African-Americans by whites and white privilege.   How stupid is that?   Consider the Baltimore situation.   Why the rioting, plundering, burning, and destruction of a black neighborhood and black businesses?   Why are these ignorant rioters destroying their own people’s homes, and businesses?   Why are they blaming everything on white people?   Baltimore is 72% black, and has been run by black Democrats for over 50 years.   41% of the police are black, and the chief of police is also black…the mayor is black, as is the state attorney, and most city council members.
The mobs chant anti-white slogans because Al Sharpton told them that blacks are not part of the power structure, so they’re not racists…only whites are racists.   This is totally ridiculous.   In Baltimore the blacks are the power structure and what have they done to make life better for the black people living there?   Nothing.  
Robert Woodson, an African-American man who is the founder and president of The Center For Neighborhood Enterprise says “The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it.   I tell people, what is your solution?   If all whites, tomorrow, were to move to Canada and Europe, tell me how it would affect the black-on-black crime rate, how would it affect the out-of-wedlock births, how would it affect the spread of Aids?   What I’m saying to black America is we must stop victimization.”    Woodson’s organization goes into low-income communities and seeks out leaders and moral mentors to help solve the problems they understand so well.   Mr. Woodson noted that government anti-poverty programs have made poor people a commodity for a professional class of providers.   He said that most of the money spent on poverty in America does not go to the poor but to those who need poor people for their own existence.   He said there is currently no incentive to reduce poverty.  
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, found it necessary to rant and rave about racial discrimination that she claims to have suffered in her lifetime, when she gave the commencement address, last Spring, at Tuskegee University.   Her false stories about this issue were surely intended to bring about racial hostility.   Unfortunately, the racial divide along with race hatred that exists is encouraged by Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, former Attorney General Eric Holder and the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.   The purpose in encouraging these destructive attitudes and behaviors is to maintain power.  
This bunch is clearly not following the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who protested peacefully, and urged blacks to work hard and become reputable members of society.   Unlike this group of divisive hate-mongering individuals, who want a race war, Dr. King worked to bring about peace and harmony between the races.   It would be something wonderful if the black community would look back and heed Dr. King’s advice, when he said people should be judged by their character and not by the color of their skin.