Friday, February 10, 2017

letter from a Democrat

> Subject: Fwd: FW: Fwd: Letter from a Democrat--great read.
> >
> *     Yes, this should be read by every one in the U.S.  Including the
> guilty parties called Politicians, If you never passed any thing on before
> do it now! This guy really hammered the nail into the box.   AND ** HE'S A
> DEMOCRAT!!!!   My Cousin said this letter had been checked with Snopes, and
> its authentic. You  won't ever see it on CNN or any other flakey net works.
> *> *Interesting prespective*
> > *This is really a great letter. I am most impressed by the fact the
> gentleman  who wrote it signed his name and address to it.*
> This came from a Democrat!  I read it and it certainly hits the nail where
> it would hurt. Google has the letter posted on their web site.*
> *It is well written .... and should be read by everyone in these United
> States!
> > It will be well worth the three minutes it requires to read. It is quite
> impressive. You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or
> Libertarian and I'll bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real  trouble. *
> ****************************** ******************************
> > Senator Patty Murray
> Senator Maria Cantwell
> Washington, DC 20510
> Dear Senators:
>  I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command
> Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly
> after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt
> important -- honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of
> our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked
>  hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.
> >
> Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my
> country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things
> abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. *I have calculated that
> all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the
> Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped
>  actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers.
>  So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.*
> Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his
> family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had eight  (8)
> vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate
> have become America's answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the
> "perfumed princes and princesses" of our country.
>  In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act,
> a.k.a. "Obamacare," a bill which no more than a handful of senators or
> representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our
> throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your
> own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance. (Let's eliminate that
> exemption and put the Congress under the Affordable Health Care Act)
> You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the "one percenters;"
> consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times
> the average U.S. individual income; and give up nothing while you (as well
> as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for
> which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).*
> >
> You understand very well the only two rules you need to know - (1) How to
> get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of
> an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain
> economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed
> and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom *do* vote)
> who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called "safety net"
> has become a hammock for the lazy.* And, what is it now, about 49 or
> 50 million on food stamps - **pretty much all Democrat voters** - and the
> program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional
> oversight?
> I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the
> seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is
> the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate
> your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a
> leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest
> profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.
>  As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902),
> English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, "Power
> tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are
> almost always bad men." I'm only guessing that this applies to the female
> sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than
> Congress?
> While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes
> less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much
> more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a
> very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or
> hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what
> health care we must buy. *Countless thousands of pages of regulations
> strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.
> As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government
> tell me "You'll just have to take a pill," while you, Senator, your
> colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their
> families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until
> you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond
> my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay
> for.
> The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff
> will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might
> be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe
> that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares.
> This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the
> chance to read one person's opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this
> government, its administration and its senators and representatives.
> I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all
> the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by
> law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion
> national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and
> ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.
> My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or
> her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to
> destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that
> we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of
> your power.
> For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who
> constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how
> power has corrupted you and the entire Congress*. The only answer to clean
> up this cesspool is term limits and replacing their retirement with the
> same Social Security plan the rest of us will receive (if they don't put
> that program into bankruptcy) .* This, of course, will kill the goose that
> lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring
> it up.
>  Sincerely,
> Bill Schoonover
> 3096 Angela Lane
> Oak Harbor, WA
> *Maybe....just maybe this is the reason the political establishment is
> against Trump.  He may just kill the goose ......*

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You call yourseves never Trump, what are you really?

You call yourselves never Trumper's but what are you really? You obstruct everything regardless of the eventual outcome. The people of The United States conducted an election and it was exactly as our Founding Fathers created it. The reason for the Electoral College is obvious as without it 3 or 4 states would control our entire country. The method has been used since the beginning of our country and has been successful in electing our Presidents since then. Now that who are traditionalists in America have finally shaken off the mantel of political parties and voiced their opinion it seems to have upset you. I'll tell you this, I have been upset for years with some of the things that our government of both parties have done but I have never felt the urge to break windows and create havoc in the streets. I am an American and to be that it is imperative that I understand our laws as Congress and the Constitution proclaims them. It is not your job or my job to make laws it is our duty as citizens to understand and obey them. This is what makes the Union run successfully benefitting all its citizens equally.

As one of those what I will call Silent Fly over Americans it offends me greatly to see the chaos and destruction of our system and only makes my resolve greater to see my traditional values enforced. So if I am any example of today's American and I believe I am, keep it up and it will be generations before you ever attain power in this country again.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hate will never accomplish anything

Hate is overwhelming to me, I see what is supposed to be the peaceful transition of the Presidency being turned into a festival of hate mongering. I have always believed in equal pay based on the job for women and of course courteous treatment of all. The ladies in our company are paid commiserate with their abilities and experience. I understand that portion of the marches across the country today. I do not understand why anyone without a bit of proof would think that the new President is out to get them. He is not going to ban abortion, he's not going to ban Gay's or Transgender people. He is trying to take us into a period of commonsense and be rid of all the politically correct regulations that have dulled our senses and slowed our ability to grow. The opposition is out to block every move rather than try to understand the reasoning behind the issues. I see and understand the legitimate protests by some but when led by the actions of people like the Hollywood elites or Michael Moore you lose me. Just because they have the ability to act or sing gives them no authority to demand laws and those who follow them look weak and manipulable. Using what was said 10 years ago by Trump as a fear promoter by people who show their ass on stage and drop the F bomb in every other sentence like Miley Cirus is a joke. It's time to stand back and allow actions to speak for the new administration then if you don't agree protest, but do so based on fact not hearsay.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Today's events

The idea that there is anything American about the protests in Washington today is ridiculous.  Number one the inauguration is not about any man or ideal, it is about the peaceful transition of power here in America. The violence seen by the whole world was committed by no more than 250 Anarchists who should all be on trial for treason.  If it were up to me the 200 and some arrested today would be in jail until all the damage was paid for.  Hoping for commonsense to prevail, we have had a transfer of power, now give the new regime a chance to prove itself.  God Bless America   

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Stand with Israel

Never did I think in my lifetime the United States would turn its back on Israel.  The Obama Administration purposely abstained during a vote in the United Nations Security Council that basically destroyed all chance for peace between The Palestinians and Israel.  The same U.N. Security Council that ignores the genocide in Syria and the constant murders and harassment brought on Israel by the Hamas in the West Bank.  The same U.N. that says nothing about the civil rights violation in China or the horror going on Allepo has now chosen to attack our only ally in the Middle East and we help stab them in the back.  Call on President Elect Trump to get the U.S. out of the United Nations, it’s a fools mission with no mission other than to collect our money and works against our interests.  Obama has allowed his personal hatred for Israel to jade his judgment and has gone against the interests of the United States.  It’s time for his reign as wanna be King to end.  Israel claims to have proof the Administration actively worked to push this and the Obama Administration is claiming it had nothing to do with it.  Understanding the reach of Israeli security and the straight talking government of Israel I tend to believe they have the proof that they claim. If it turns out to be fact Obama should leave in disgrace and go visit the money he sent to Iran and never show his face again, I’m sure Kerry’s relatives in Iran would welcome him with open arms.  Oh wait they already got our money they’d probably just arrest him and try to get us to ransom him back. (Fat Chance of that)
Stand with Israel!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas wish

My Christmas Wish
Over the years I've written many Christmas messages, some in tragic times, others in good times. This year I find myself so grateful for so many things, yet there is a pall that hangs over our heads in the form of the War on Terror. I have lived long enough that I remember WWII, the rationing and the heartbreak of having my oldest brother Walter serving in the Silent Service, (Subs) in the Pacific Theatre. I can still see my next brother Rolland leaving for Korea in the 50's and the toll it took on my family. My family was the perfect American family, 3 sons all spaced the right amount of years to keep the military stocked with Lindberg's. During all these times even though we may have been separated by oceans my family stayed close and celebrated as if we were still together. We all could picture my Dad working on the Christmas tree, never satisfied, drilling holes and moving branches to make it the prettiest tree ever. My Mother baking her goodies and decorating for weeks. I can close my eyes today and still smell the cookies and pumpkin bread that filled the house during those times. Don't get me wrong, this was not a wealthy family, Mom and Dad both worked and struggled to make ends meet. It didn't take a lot of money to make a great Christmas back then. We got just as much or more satisfaction out of something homemade as a store bought gift. We, as I have said, were not wealthy but we were rich in so many ways. All through the holidays our house was like a fairy tale, Christmas music was playing, family and friends stopping in to savor mom's goodies and dad's homemade eggnog and countless hours of old stories and adventures of day's past. Getting the chance to play with cousins that we seldom got to see.
As I write these memories I am still able to see what Christmas was all about, sadly it has become so commercialized that kids today will never have those memories. Oh they will remember the gifts of some but not who gave them to them. They will play with them until they break or they tire of them and look for the next one. Will they remember taking part in the Sunday School Christmas pageant? Will they cherish their Christmas memories or will they simply just be another day in their lives? Yes we can blame all types of things and conditions for the change that has come over America & Christmas but none are really at fault. We have faced terror before when we knew people were actually trying to kill our loved ones, we have been broke before yet we knew the days would improve. The real culprit for the change in my mind is how we have learned to ignore God and the spiritual side of these holidays. So many of my memories of Christmas past involve the love and respect shown by all. My Christmas wish would be that we could reverse time for just one day to show the world, especially the children, what the true meaning of Christmas is.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.
-Don Lindberg & family

Saturday, December 3, 2016

75 years ago December 7th, 1941

75 years ago on December 7th, 1941 the Japanese attacked military bases on the Island of Oahu.  We here mostly about Pearl Harbor but there was and still is a Marine base in Kaneohe that was hit also.  The next day they hit the Philippines and strafed Midway Island.  I had a friend now gone who was in the Marines on Midway that day and for a 19 year old kid it was quite an awakening to the world of war.  As the word spread across this nation, men filled the recruiting stations volunteering for all branches of the military.  We fortunately have had over the years many Hawaiian friends who were thrust into the conflict that day.  Their tales of the event are personal to them, they knew their lives would never be the same as they watched the onslaught and dodged friendly fire as our men fired on the attacking planes.  I wonder today as I watch the news of universities that are putting safe areas for students who are aghast at the election results if we could actually mount a counter attack should a similar event happen.  911 was a precursor to much grander plans the Islamic Radicals have in mind.  The fact that most of our leaders in this country have come from these same universities is rather frightening.  They called my father and my older brother’s generation the Greatest Generation with good cause.  These people lived through the Great Depression, WWI and the Great Dust Bowl only to find themselves locked in a war that threatened our very existence.  They did what the world thought was unimaginable they defeated not only the most well equipped and trained army in existence in Europe but the Japanese in the Pacific. 

Our prayers this day are for our country that we may find in this generation a spirit not yet evident that will lead the world with the strength and fortitude of our fathers.  As I witness the anarchy of the last few weeks and hear their claim that our country is a pariah in the world as they smash businesses and disrupt traffic I wonder what our fathers would say and do confronted with these cowardly malcontents with their hidden faces.  I wonder if any one of them would have the courage to storm the beach at Normandy or climb Mount Surabachi in the face of a dug in enemy.  I wouldn’t want to bet my life on it.  People have said that they’re just kids and they will grow out of it but it’s not kids teaching this Anti American rhetoric, it is adult professors and a very disgusting media that is promoting this diatribe.  We have grandchildren and great grandchildren who soon will be attending these universities and colleges and we pray we have given them the bases for an understanding that they will see through this fa├žade that calls itself higher learning and use their time to actually learn our history and not be brain washed by the 60’s hippies who are now in charge of the Universities.