Sunday, May 21, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

My tribute to Memorial Day May 29th, 2017
The date is June 4th 1944, 18 year old Johnny is in England taking a few minutes from a busy training schedule to write to his sweetheart Karen in Seattle.  He told her that his greatest dream is to build a house for them to raise their family in and that her love is what gives him the courage to face whatever may come.  He had very little time so he asked her to give his Mom a big hug and tell her not to worry, the war will be over soon and I’ll be home to help plan their wedding.  As he just settled into writing he heard the whistle blow that meant he had to muster.  A quick goodbye and he sealed his letter with a kiss dropping it in the post as he ran to muster.

All afternoon of the 4th they gathered their equipment, held prayer sessions and prepared to board the vessels that would take them across to France and the German Army.  The 5th was full of activity, they started to go and were cancelled because of the change in the weather.  Nerves were on edge and everyone was in deep thought as they knew they were about to face Hell on Earth. 

The night of the 5th they finally got the green light to go, the mood was a solemn one as they made their way across the channel and soon they could hear and see the massive bombardment from the Navy on the shore they were about land on.  Surely no one could survive such chaos, between the bombardment from the sea and the air, his buddies were talking about actually walking ashore.

In the very early hours of the 6th the call came to man the boats, Johnny’s was in the third wave and as they were traversing the waves they saw the first of the casualties being brought back.  As they neared the shore the boat next to his exploded and was gone in seconds taking all aboard down with her.  The thought of walking ashore brought a nervous laugh from his lips.  They felt a jolt as the landing craft hit one of the structures the Germans had installed on the beach.  The ramp came down with a splash and they found themselves in neck deep water with bullets splashing all around them.  The 80 pounds of equipment made the effort to survive double hard.  As he was fighting to keep his head above water and his carbine held high he saw the bodies of those who never made the beach floating face down in the surf.  When he finally hit dry land he found it hard to run on as his boots dug into the loose sand.  When he made the cover of the cliffs above him he realized that he was one of only three survivors from his Landing Craft.

As the day progressed things were getting desperate, they were really pinned down hardly able to get a shot off at the enemy above.  They were running out of water and were totally exhausted after the fight just to make it to the cliffs.  Finally they breached the cliffs and got a foothold on the ridge above to protect them for the climb up. 
Not many men today are still here that made that terrifying climb, many never made it to the beach and even more died on those sands that were dyed red with American blood.  Their remains are buried in France but their spirit is still alive in America.  Memorial Day is special because it honors those who actually paid for our freedom.  Whether it was on a lonely sea when their ship was blown out from under them, in a burning bomber over Germany or on the sands of Tunisia or the swamps of Viet Nam these men were just like Johnny, they had dreams and aspirations for the future, they had sweethearts, wives and mothers who meant the world to them.  Many had yet to see their 20th birthday.  This is why we cherish and celebrate Memorial Day and why it is so important that we take just a minute to give thanks to those whose courage made our lives possible.  Johnny died of his wounds at just 19 during the Battle of the Bulge in the freezing cold and never made it to his wedding.

Memorial Day is more than an extra day off and a picnic, it’s a day to praise and give thanks to those heroes who gave their lives in order that we may live ours in freedom.

                                                                     

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time to come together and stop the political corruption

 Sorry but I'm ranting again, I just want the truth and a cooperation between the party's to make our country prosper once again. False statements should have a consequence for both the Republicans and the Democrats. The divide shown at the Presidents speech before the joint session is just an example of the stupidly and childishness of our so called leaders on both sides of the aisle. It's time to demand fair and honest representation and for once listen to each other and work out compromise to make our country prosperous once again.

It’s a time to come together for all Americans. Our goal should be truth in government and cooperation between party’s for the good of Americans. If it is discovered that former President Obama or his organization are responsible for the spread of false and undocumented info that is designed to disrupt or cause fracture in the Trump Presidency without evidence they should be sanctioned and stripped of their retirement and all opportunity to serve in public life. Lies in politics are becoming standard operating procedure in both parties. If the false info cause the people of the United States both time and money for the investigation and it proves false the perpetrators of the information should be held in contempt and stripped of all power.
On the other hand if the info proves to be correct the perpetrators in the Trump Administration should also be stripped of their power and ability to serve in public office. There should be consequences for liars and they should be harsh. The American public deserves only the best representation possible.
People outside the government that attempt to falsely accuse and cause damage should also be held in contempt and be considered an enemy of the United States. I also believe that any false or misleading information that is forthcoming from members of the press that is proven to be false or manufactured news should cause the loss of licensing for the period of several months. Heavy penalties in all cases of fraud and misrepresentation are necessary to clean up our government.
Organizations such as Move On Dot Org. should also be responsible and held liable for spreading false and inflammatory fake news and the perpetrators held responsible, many of these false and misleading fake news items have led to the demise of very good people. It has also caused many to avoid Public Service at all, only we Americans suffer for this loss of good people. Damages cause or perpetrated by outside organizations that lead to riot or looting should be at the expense of the persons spreading or abetting these individual rioters.
Don't take a party stand on this take an American stand, we deserve no less.

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 tho...se 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!