Rose Petals on My Hands

My home, Colorado Springs, Colorado is nestled in a crowd of military installations. To the north, the Air force academy stands against the front range of the Rockies, to the south Fort Carson spreads across a huge area, and in the middle NORAD occupies the interior of Cheyenne mountain. So it felt pretty serious when the normal transmissions on my car radio were interrupted by a announcements of gates that were being closed as all of the military establishments went into lock-down in response to the planes that were crashing into the Twin Towers.  I learned a hard little lesson about military realities in such circumstances. YOu may be surrounded by military bases, but you are on your own if there is an attack.  No one called for citizens to find sanctuary within the wire of the military establishments. You get attacked…..your screwed. Not that I resent this in any way. It would have been nice to know at the time. But we were somewhat lucky to have a basement. And I do pack heat for the up close and personal moments outside the wire. TEEHEE!

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THE HEART OF THE POEM FOUND BELOW IS THE FEELING OF HELPLESSNESS I HAD. THERE WAS NOTHING THAT I COULD DO. AND FOR A FATHER OF FIVE DAUGHTERS SUCH FEELINGS SIGNAL, “MY CHILDREN ARE IN DANGER !……….. THERE IS SOMETHING I MUST DO TO STAND IN HARMS WAY!” BUT ALL WE COULD DO, INDIVIDUALY AND AS A NATION, IS WATCH WHILE AMERICANS DIED.

In the Perfect Blue American Sky

We stood

The Family

About the dream once perfect.

Now buckling to its knees.

First the fire blossom.

Then death thunder breaking.

Down the canyons of New Jerusalem.

I looked  down at my useless hands,

Dappled in rose petals?

 

Then the rain of glass is falling.

In each a broken reflection.

 The perfect, blue,

American sky.

 

Then the children of the dream

Came tunmbeling

.And we the family stood below.

Where stone rain and blood of angels mixed.

And I looked at my useless hands;

At the bloody mortar that gloved them.

And nailed them to the ground.

 

My child fell and I could not catch her,

.She lies broken at my feet.

 

We stood, the family,

In the mourning sun, About a broken American Dream

And saw our angels rise again,

Through the smoke and dust and pain’

 

To fly, To play above again

In the blue American sky.

In the perfect, blue, American sky.

My child fell, and  I could not catch her.

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They’ve Given you a Number………

CNN……These letters, so long venerated as the last word in news journalism and ethical standards has been taking more shots lately. The CIA has most recently slapped the News channel down for what it described as “Fake News” concerning an”asset” forced to be extracted from Russia because of Trumps careless handling of Top Secrete information.  For the first time in the history of organization, since its days as the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), in world war two, the intelligence service has found it necessary to nail a News outlets hide to the barn door.

What was meant to be a simple hit peace on Trump, bent at describing him as a loose cannon who couldn’t be trusted with confidential information,. expanded to an interdepartmental conflict with American lives in jeopardy.

Wrong move. According to CIA sources, the information in the CNN report was false. FALSE! Ethics? Professionalism, Duty, Honor and personal/professional responsibility could crop up in a more expanded  discussion of  the press and  the lives that are in jeopardy because of ginned-up tripe to bushwhack a sitting president.

The cherry on top is that when the shit hit the proverbial fan, a bunch of the press boys/girls rushed over to the spies house to get more information on all things Russian!

THEY WENT TO HIS HOME!  The lead dog in Russia, a shirtless Demigod named Putin, kills those who betray or otherwise displease him. SO THE PRESS DRIVES OVER TO THE SPIES HOUSE! Who knows who was taking up the rear position in following them to their quarry! It could be Boris and Natasha  ………….KLIKDAPIK for more……

The CNN Center in Atlanta is pictured in a 2015 file photo.

BLESSED BE THE GROWN-UPS

Actress Kirsty Allie reflects upon TDS, (Trump Derangement Syndrome) in a tweet apparently aimed at her Hollywood compatriots. It stands, regardless of your political loyalties, as a fresh breeze wafting through the billows of anti-Trump vitriol spewed by the llimo-libs as well as the army of groupies that follow their lead. KLIKDAPIK for more

Kirstie Alley attends an event.

911 Hong Kong Calling!

The nature of Americas relationship with the world has been illuminated by the people of Hong Kong. Returned to the possession of China in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed a rather strange position of independence from mainland China for about a century. Leased from China by Great Britain, the island has developed an identity separate from the Chinese mainland.  The problem lies in the fact that you cannot put the baby back once it’s born. Nor can you peacefully take freedom away after a people have experienced it.

American flags and Trump posters stud the crowds as they call to America for help, warming the heart to see the reflexive call for help when the chips are definitely down. Americas reputation as the strong arm in on the international stage is clearly on the mend since  Professor Obama made certain the world knew that we were guilty. Guilty of what I do not know. I guess guilty of everything for want of any other superpower in the area. Then, with the passing of the Apologizer -In -Chief, the “Ugly American” has come to power. The American military is on the mend from  it’s evisoration under Barak  and those who do not like us step lightly and keep an eye out.

  Always the liberator. Never the conqueror. America holds the standard for the holding the high moral ground in the world. In all things cultural, America is emulated and her power is respected by all freedom loving people of the world.  SO THERE!

KLIKDAPIK

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CRUZE AND LIGHTFOOT IN A TWTTER FIGHT

“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Baddest man  in the whole damn town.”  Jim Croce was a blue-jean trubadore who connected with the grit and sinue of the working .class hero. He could touch the heart of even the most crusty bikers on the pike.

The south side of Chicago, the baddest part of town

And if you go down there,

You better just beware…………

 

Crime scene tape with police cars at night.

Chicagos’ Lightfoot and Ted Cruze get into a twitter fight over the 2nd amendment.

There is an ongoing denial of sanctity of life in this nation. When the massacre that happens  every weekend  in Chicago Illinois  cannot get the airtime and attention of  other, incidents of  violence,   then violence in Chicago  has become mundane! 7 dead Bodies and  22 wounded last weekend is not news.   

Above the fold fodder and the kicker that gives these deaths their luster is that they are unexpected,  and the victims aren’t mostly black and living in Chicago. The “shock and awe” factor is gold when you are taking up the cardboard sign and clenching the fist of rage over gun control. The simple fact of the matter is that the dead bodies in Chicago are not as news worthy than bodies of a greater God……..RATINGS……And there is nothing that can pump up the RATINGS numbers like a good SECOND AMENDMANT CAGE MATCH!

 

True Masculinity

I have been in a few fistfights in my life. Most earlier on than now. I have lost a few and won a couple more but I never learned anything about masculinity by winning a fight or contest of  physical prowess. I have seen more than my share of braggarts in word and attitude, who thump their chests and bray about their great victories.  I am big, 6’3″ and 210 Lbs and don’t get many offers to engage in typically masculine moments. I am grateful for that. The picture included here shows the proper way to use the strength that God gave us as men. THE POWER OF PROTECTION. You don’t have to be a genius to get it, but I grew to understand that there is no greater victory for a man than to stand in harms way for those who cannot help themselves. 

Sometimes “standing in harms way”  may include fighting other males in order to protect others. That is OK.  A person intent on harming others is fair game. The little fellow taking the hand of his crying classmate is an example of a “good man in progress.”  He has a good chance at becoming a good man someday. KLIKDAPIK for more……..

KUDOS TO THE PARENTS OF THE LITTLE HERO PICTURED ABOVE….THEY MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT

UNION VAMPIRES….AND OTHER PEOPLES MONEY…..

Margaret Thatcher once said “THE TROUBLE WITH SOCIALISM IS THAT EVENTUALY YOU RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLES MONEY.”  Step back and take a mental picture of the contiguous 48 states and the larger municipalities, each  cloistered in their piece of the Republic. Since around 1961 the ruling party in Detroit Michigan has been exclusively Democratic. Detroit was once thought an unassailable Citadel of Union Influence. Pay per hour for  labor,  with  perks figured in, with knowledge no greater than a athird grade education, were pulling down the equivalent to 60 dollars an hour. The burden of regulations and inflated union wages coupled with turgid Democratic  budgets kills business and eventually,  UNION VAMPIRES HAVE HAD ALL THIER MARKETS DIE OF PERNICIOUS ENEMIA. :Large sections  of what used to be neighborhoods are wastelands taken over by wandering dog packs. It is as if the town had been visited upon by a plague of biblical dimensions.

 

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.THE DEMOCRATS

Socialist outbreaks on the sea boards are not working. Los Angeles and Frisco are converting to the type tin shack Ghetto that you find in Calcutta or around Mexico city…….. Or any ware in Venezuela.

The cost of living in Detroit has had the “locusts of the left” strip the land clean and living (mostly housing and small business) costs run most out of high end areas.  There is a migration  to areas that have shunned union infections and kept living costs livable. The Northeast on the whole is emptying out to such open shop states as Texas.

Colorado is the destination for many Californians fleeing costs of living and doing businesses in that state.  As a resident of Colorado Springs, Co. I have witnessed housing costs skyrocket as taxes and regulations are running many out of California and into the open arms of Colorado’s fecund fields of plenty. There is a real possibility of transforming many red states blue as migrant liberals drag their philosophy of “tax and spend” and “eat the rich” into the green and unspoiled areas that have heretofore been tax sanctuaries..See the source image KLIKDAPIK FOR MORE……..

 

 

 

 

THE LEFT IS HIKING UP ITS SKIRT A BIT EARLY… in a bid to seduce union voters back into the fold after union vote hemorrhaging cost them dearly in the last election. Always alert to bias in linked material, I found the little article hard to place at times. It may be straight reportage or a call to arms by the “town crier”. One sentiment, encompassed in the last line of the article,  is a bit of cotton candy punditry. I do not concur that “Trump took the working class out of the Democratic party.” The miserable economy, nurtured by several previous administrations of both parties, emptied the votes to the street, with union voters feeling abandoned as they searched for another alternative to “business as usual.” in Washington.

………..UNION CANVASSERS GIRD THEIR LOINS FOR THE UCOMING BATTLE AT THE POLES………..

 

 

 

 

AS Soon as the UN Pays it’s Rent We will let Them Help Us.

MS. ILHAN OMAR forgets the country she is living in. In calling for UN possession of our southern border, she eliminates American soverienty in one bold, (somewhat spastic) move.  She reveals her third world mind-set in her 911 call for big daddy UN to save us. An American reaction to such a call would be, “Huh?”

WE are the standard for the world to follow. We don’t beg assistance in maintaining our borders from anybody.

MS. OMAR REVEALS A WOMAN CARRYING HER BAGGAGE WITH HER AS SHE CALLS FOR ……………..ASSISTANCE FROM THE UN.