A poem for the Potentate
The petulant Potentate’s pouting today
He’s holding his breath cause he can’t have his way.
The palace is shuttered, the parks are all shut
His minions are meaner than Java the Hut.
The people are poorer than ever before
But the petulant Potentate wants even more.
The Potentate parties and passes the time
Playing golf games and poker, Only pausing to whine…
“The people stopped bowing each time they see me,
instead of their Kool-aid, they want to drink tea.
I’ll teach them a lesson, they’ll fall back in line
put the screws to the yokels, remind them their mine.”
But a small band of patriots stands up and shouts
You can’t have your way just because of a pout.
There are laws that exist even you must obey,
The time is soon coming where we’ll have our way.
So what will become of this country we’ve lost?
Will we ever know freedom, and if so, what’s the cost.
The petulant Potentate still reigns today
but just like the wind, Potentates pass away.
They all stand before God, and there’ll be hell to pay
For the lying and cheating and games that they play
They’ll quickly find out that all power fades away.
Except the power of the one who will judge all in the very same way.
(Yes I know it isn’t in syncopation, but we’re almost at the end. Sorry Mrs. Stamps – Fifth Grade Teacher who tried to teach us proper poetry )
The end. (or is it the beginning?)
By the “Anonymous Poet”, somewhere in the underground of the former Republic of America
12 REASONS TO VOTE dEMOCRAT
When your family or friends cannot explain why they voted democrat, give them this list.
Then they can then pick a reason from this "TOP 12"..
- I voted democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.
- I voted democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
- I voted democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it. I also believe that we are all better off when the government has complete access to all of our private conversations, phone calls and emails because they can be trusted after all.
- I voted democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
- I voted democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius. The EPA wouldn’t lie to us would they???
- I voted democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive. I also believe that ten year old little girls are not nearly as important as forty year old campaign contributors when it comes to life saving organ transplants.
- I voted democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the social security from those who paid into it. I think Amnesty is a wonderful option for all of the future democrat voters
- I voted democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
- I voted democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
- I voted democrat because I think that it’s better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish.
- I voted democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I was promised "HOPE AND CHANGE"
The grand-daddy of them all is this:
12. I voted democrat because I believe the country is way better off being run by a shadowy non-elected person such as Valery Jarrett who is the on scene commander for George Soros in the White House. That is obviously way better than the system dreamed up by a bunch of old white guys (many of whom were slave owners after all).
“Like” if you want your country back
My country tis of thee
Sweet land of Liberty
of thee I sing
Warning – Warning – Warning
Purely political rant coming on!!!
"In 1997, Holder made history … when President Clinton nominated him to be the deputy attorney general. Holder was quickly confirmed several months later by a unanimous vote in the Senate. He was the first African-American elected to the position"
Every Senator who was present in 1997 is responsible for this man gaining the position of power he eventually gained. Did someone not do their homework about who he was and is? Look at the Establishment Republicans who voted for him and remember their names…
Some notable highlights: McCain, McConnell, Graham, need I continue?
"As deputy attorney general, Holder developed and issued the "Holder Memorandum," which spelled out the guidelines for the criminal prosecution of corporations. He also developed rules for the regulation of health care, and assembled a task force that determined how to investigate criminal investigations of high-ranking federal employees."
Regulating Health Care
Criminal investigations of high-ranking federal employees
None of the bozos in the Senate saw this coming yet still confirmed him for AG? No wonder I shred every request for money from the Committee to reelect Republicans to the Senate (Except Rubio, Paul and Criz))
Time for America to wake up and take their country back before its too late.
Fun facts about Eric: He constantly talks about helping the underserved become better served… Eric however went to private schools for gifted kids and received scholarships and grants all the way through his Ivy League Education. From his Bio:
Holder attended a public school in his neighborhood until the fourth grade, when he was selected to participate in a program for intellectually gifted children. The school consisted of predominantly white students, which Holder says forced him to keep his "foot in both worlds." This only became more apparent when it came time to attend high school. While his friends at home chose to attend public schools in Queens, Holder’s white schoolmates were taking an exam to enter the city’s most elite institutions. Holder got into the prestigious Stuyvesant High School, an hour-and-a-half commute from his home, which pulled him even farther away from his neighborhood friends and community.
You don’t suppose he feels guilty about his “gifted” status do you?
Whether you are a gun owner or not, this was a good day for America.
The law triumphed over manipulation by those who would seek to circumvent it.
The Constitution has been pulled, pushed, prodded, poked and pissed on by people who don’t like the things it says. Despite that, it has managed to survive another assault. I believe that many of the people that want to dismantle it have motives that come from their hearts. The problem is that the Constitution was not written with people’s “hearts” in mind. I believe that the founders were smart enough to recognize that people can be manipulated by the emotional tug and pull of people with agendas.
But the founders also put protections into the laws so that we would not be swayed by emotion or feelings.
If I had my way, every honest citizen would be required to own a firearm and Congress Critters would have term limits. Maybe both will happen someday if we ever get our collective act together. As strong as I feel about both issues however, I recognize that there are laws and ways to amend those laws that are free from the hysterics of the moment and the power of a slobbering press.
If you want to change the laws, do so with the consent of the governed. King George learned that the hard way.
Guilt has no place in reasonable discussions. Guilt clouds the facts and makes people do stupid things they will regret later. America stands as the last best hope for the world because we stand against tyranny and dictators no matter where they come from. Any leader who doesn’t understand that is no leader at all.
Good American men and women stood up today against the full force and power of the guilt-master in chief, the full weight of his army of sycophants and a sad group of useful idiots. Is it too much to hope for that maybe, just maybe this is the start of the return to America?
God I hope so.
The Bluejacket’s Manual of 1946 was a special edition
The US Navy (along with its sister services) had just finished a victory of epic proportions and the BJM writers were writing about the needs the country would have from its sailors for years to come.
In the introduction, the manual talks about the need for continued training that would no longer be solely focused on war time but on maintaining the peace. The emphasis was on the skills and attributes of the sailor that would help to ensure freedom of the seas and the freedom which comes from a country like America.
From the manual:
The Navy considers the recruit a vital part of its organization. It wants him to b healthy, efficient and happy because, otherwise. the Navy will be less fit for action in peace and war.
The Navy will do its part. It expects the men to do theirs. Here are some of the basic qualities which are expected of every Navy man:
Loyalty. A good Navy man stands up for his ship, his shipmates, and his officers.
Obedience. A good Navy man carries out orders willingly, cheerfully, and promptly
Initiative. A good Navy man looks ahead and watches for things that need doing. He shows that he can be trusted to do the right thing in an emergency.
Fighting spirit. A good Navy man stays with a hard job. He never says “I can’t”.
Reliability: A good Navy man does his job thoroughly.
Concern for his record: A good Navy man tries at all times to keep a clean record. He upholds the standards of the Navy in his conduct.
Fairness. A good Navy man is square with others and expects the same treatment in return.
Honesty. A good Navy man tells the truth even if it hurts.
Cheerfulness. A good Navy man keeps his chin up when the going is tough. He doesn’t lose his temper over little things.
Neatness. A good Navy man is proud of his uniform. He keeps it in good condition.
All of these attributes are important for maintaining a force that can help to maintain freedom of the seas. We demand a lot of our Navy and it must perform to the strictest standards in any kind of weather or political storms. We should expect no less from the men and women who lead those sailors.
A good Navy man and woman and the people who support them are the backbone of freedom in a Republic.
We should never take them for granted or we risk losing more than just a few votes in an election year.
Another day of moving into the Estate so please enjoy the attached link.
The biggest question for me is Why is it that we always threaten the jobs of the military, nurses, teachers, Medical Techs, air traffic controllers, and other critical fields?
Here’s a thought… shut down the Departments of Labor, Education, any group spending money on foreign aid, Department of Energy and the EPA. Based on their collective track records, I bet nobody would even notice they were gone except we might save a butt load of valuable money to keep vital services clicking along smartly.
By the way, you know who could easily make those choices with his Executive Powers??? You only get one guess. I wonder why he is hesitating???
3,531,905.43 square miles.
That is roughly the area that makes up the United States of America. We are certainly not the biggest single nation but we are also not the smallest. Last night, I flew over the section of the country between Atlanta and Pittsburgh on my way home from a business trip.
The night was mostly clear which was surprising considering the snow storms happening around the same area. I have flown more miles than I can remember across this country and around the world. What always takes my breath away is how vast the lights are from that height.
Near the large cities, clusters of lights shine like Christmas decorations gone completely mad. I try to imagine what lies below in those clusters. Large marshaling yards are located near Atlanta bathed in bright lights. Completed cars sit waiting for their trips on trains and trucks to dealers around the country. Nearby distribution centers have buildings filled goods and materials that Americans will need to make other things.
The roads are outlined with static lights but made alive by the streaming flow of cars and trucks making their way to their destinations. Its especially fun to watch them in areas with hills since they seem to almost snake around in a flow of their own. Even though it was probably not designed that way, the result is a visual form of art that delights even the most jaded traveler.
Frankly, it’s a big country.
Somewhere around 315 million people call her home (presumably not counting the long term extended stay visitors who are here as well). I have been a Petty Officer, A Chief, and an Officer as well as a manager for many businesses. I can’t possibly imagine how I would lead those people.
315 million opinions based on their own personal biases, experience, age, sex, race, political persuasion and on and on. The glue that holds them together is words written on a few pieces of paper. The Constitution has worked pretty well for a few hundred years. It has not been perfect by any means. Slavery, voting rights, out of control nanny state rules on alcohol use are all classic examples of things that were wrong.
But the bedrock issues of freedom from government tyranny are still pretty solid for most of that 315 million people.
Speech, guns, privacy and property rights are all under attack
People who are supposedly the smartest people around want to cheat the system. By the stroke of a pen, a single group of people represented by a single man are trying to roll back inconvenient laws and rights. Inconvenient to their way of thinking and the way of thinking of a very small portion of that 315 million.
As I was flying over the country, I was reminded how big we are still.
We are the country others run to when things are going bad in their own lands. We are the country of big ideas. We are the country that has learned ways to become better than itself by following its North Star, its compass.
We are the country that knows how to say no to a single man or a small group that tries to change that North Star. When we are aroused, we can make our will known in the face of fantastic odds.
If any man would try and destroy our North Star, “We the People“ are bigger than any single man or minority of thought. The only way we lose America is when we let that minority chip away at our ability to stand up for Freedom.
Where will you stand when the time comes? By the way, here is a reminder of what lack of freedom looks like:
We still have the right to say no to tyranny.
I wonder for how long?
70 years ago today, a forlorn and belated bid for freedom and human dignity started. On 18 January 1943 German troops entered the Warsaw Ghetto to round-up 8000 Jews for transport. For the first time they met armed resistance. To say they were surprised would be an understatement, in four days they manged to round-up only between 5 and 6000. The difference in the Ghetto was marked, once resistance began, so did unarmed resistance and hiding as well as many refusing to leave even forcing the Germans to kill them in place.
Diet and exercise are simple and relatively easy ways to overcome weight issues.
By now, anyone who can read understands that fat, salt, sugar, and preservatives will effect the way a body retains or loses weight. If you continue to eat too much food without balancing it with some exercise, you should not be amazed when your pants sizes go inverted.
Translation: waist larger than length.
The health consequences of such a program are also pretty well known. We are a nation of diabetics, heart patients, chronic ailments and consumers of more pills than the world combined. Its not for a lack of information. Television, magazines, newspapers, the internet all scream WARNING YOU ARE KILLING YOURSELF.
Yet we continue to prop up the fast food industry and pour sugary drinks down our collective throats. Apples sit sadly alone in the fresh fruit drawer while we pop another pastry in our mouth. Carrots shrivel in lonely desperation in the darkest corner of the refrigerator silently crying at their neglect while we mercilessly attack that brownie pan. Sometimes, we even revert to using our bare fingers to pry them from their metallic prison in our haste to satisfy our wants. Rules are for losers.
Instead of a simple program of diet and exercise, we look for the quick and easy fixes.
Pills, shakes, special processed food is sold by the ton, magical machines that will melt away the pounds, videos, TV infomercials, and on and on. As long as it looks like we are trying, we can feel good about ourselves. Until we step on the scale or take a quick glance as we try to sneak past the full length mirror.
Quite simply, we are all fighting a battle within of one kind or another.
It might be food or it might be any of the other things we consume too much of for our own good. In the end though, if things go too far out of balance, the problems come home to a place where the days of quick fixes are forever gone. The basic systems begin failing and the new patient has plenty of time to stare at the ceiling of the emergency room cubicle while nurses and doctors rush around trying to prolong their life.
With each beep of the monitor, the patient thinks to themselves, oh, if only I get another chance, I will do this and this differently. “Dear God,” (if they actually still talk to him) “I promise I will be better… more fruits and veggies, longer walks, I’ll …”
the beeps suddenly turn into a long steady tone………
On Tuesday, November 6th, the patient had been seen going into a voting booth.
Inside the voting booth there were no written names. (Few could actually read anymore since the education system had long since been converted into a useless irrelevant structure) On the ballot were two pictures. On the left hand picture was a colorful montage of an attractive smiling man with bowls full of candy, rich pastries, sizzling steak, and a brand new phone. On the right was a black and white picture of a dour old man with a frown on his face and a bowl full of broccoli (with no butter).
The choice was actually already well defined. For years, the press had published many beautiful and colorful pictures of the choice on the left surrounded by hip musicians, delightful smiling actors and actresses and happy thoughts about equality and new found wealth for all. At the same time, deeper and darker pictures had been portrayed of the man who wanted to steal the candy from their babies mouths and make the old people sit in rotted out chairs with nothing to eat but broccoli.
The choice was simple for the candy people.
By Wednesday morning, the broccoli had been discarded. By Thursday night, the sweets were gone from an orgy of consumption. The patients family had used the phone to call 911. 911 never arrived since it had been paid for by the broccoli people and they no longer had the way to support the services that the candy people demanded.
Upon arrival at the hospital, there were long lines and few doctors. Since the candy people no longer had to pay for anything, the doctors left the business and found other things to do. Lawyers for the candy people started suing each other and within a short time, everyone who was not in line at the hospital was in line at the court.
The broccoli people survived as they always have. They simply continued to grow more broccoli. The system that had grown up trying to steal and convert their broccoli into candy failed in the end. The battle within will eventually be won or lost when people realize you can never convert broccoli into candy no matter how good the idea feels. As a child you probably struggled with that. As an adult, you finally figured it out. Sadly, we still have too many little children in this country. Enjoy your candy while it lasts kids.
One bright hope: the Candy people are firm believers in abortion. Maybe someday they will eat and abort themselves into oblivion.
I am going back to posting submarine and history stories for a while.
Thanks for the almost 50,000 views I have had and I hope you will find something here that entertains or educates in the future.
I stepped on the scale this morning and it seems like I have been consumed with self gratification too recently. Maybe having people steal my broccoli and trying to convert it to candy over the next four years will give me more motivation to achieve a different outcome next time.