The post-millennials have arrived. As the oldest millennials turn 37, demographers have designated a new generation for those born after 1996, Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort just graduated from college and had their first (legal) alcoholic beverages. As they wind their way through college, post-millennials will change higher education, just as previous generations did. Continue reading
NOTE: Given all that we have been posting under Birth of a Nation (1633 – 1800) these past days, the following by long-time contributor shares with the reader – EXACTLY what the Founding Father’s were attempting to prevent. ~ Ed.
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
While trying to come up with a subject for our weekly column, America’s immigration dilemma started doing ever-tightening circles in our mind. It is a dilemma that has been coming at legal Americans like a slow-moving freight train for several decades and it now may have reached the point where it cannot be fixed politically. The illegal immigration freight train has become a run-away! (Continue…)
“I am sick and tired of the snivelers, the defeated and the whiners.”
Editor’s note: For all that you are about to read… one could change a dozen words or so – and maybe a few names to update the topic of the discussion… but tell me – what would be different in comparison to this day and time? The terms, “snivelers” or “whiners” would translate into the “snowflakes” of today. ~ Ed.
John Mason Brown, noted critic and lecturer, consigned to a deserved ignominy the prophets of the “beat generation” in a talk to one of his favorite audiences, the “sixth form” and graduating class of the Groton School for Boys. He delivered the “Prize Day Address.”
The subject is a favorite with Mr. Brown, and in language understandable to youth he paid his critical respects to two of the most pessimistic of the self-appointed “interpreters” of depressed youth – Jack Kerouac and John Osborne.
From the archives… What has changed from our original posting? ~ Ed.
June 11, 2010 ~ A pop-culture story line – marrying not for love, but for green cards – is the focus of a New York immigration unit. As in the movies, love usually wins.
THE retired mechanic from Michigan looked shell-shocked beside his bride, a classical pianist from Moscow who clutched the printed e-mail exchanges of their Internet romance. Young newlyweds from Long Island, still recovering from their reception for 600 guests the previous weekend, faltered as their lawyer quizzed them on the details of their City Hall ceremony four months before. A Manhattan woman bickered with her Turkish spouse about the kinds of questions they had been warned to expect. Continue reading
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The following was recently discovered on the blog of a real-funny guy – BUT what is not meant to be funny. As a Viet Nam veteran – I have had no use for the lies and deceit of John McCain. As an Arizona resident for forty-two years – I have had even less use of him. This column deserves the modified title of, “The Final Dig.” It can not soon enough that his final “dig” will take place – and he will be placed underground, which will bring him closer to his Father – Satan! ~ J.B.
Americans left behind in Vietnam
Having recently accused president Trump of “treason,” the biggest traitor in Washington D.C. might be none other than Senator John McCain.
Disturbing information continues to emerge about his direct ties to Muslim terrorists and the London bomber, and how he’s owned and funded by Saudi terrorists and George Soros.
Ever since Trump got into office, McCain has done everything in his power to subvert the President of the United States, which is a federal crime.
As McCain continues to garner the sympathy of many Americans who still falsely believe he’s a Vietnam “war hero,” it’s time that we finally set the record straight about the unbelievable things McCain did during his time in the military, before McCain dies and nauseating tributes are made about his “service” in Vietnam.
It’s important to note that due to McCain’s familial ties to high ranking Naval commanders during his time in service (his father and grandfather were both four-star admirals), the majority of McCain’s massive catastrophes and scandals in the Navy were completely buried, and his military records sealed. Continue reading
To all the people who let this election break up families and friends let this sink in I think the last civil conversations we had occurred just days before November 8, 2016. You were supremely confident Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election; you voted for her with glee. As a lifelong Republican, I bit down hard and cast my vote for Donald Trump. Then the unimaginable happened. He won…
And you lost your freaking minds.
I knew you would take the loss hard—and personally—since all of you were super jacked-up to elect the first woman president. But I did not imagine you would become totally deranged, attacking anyone who voted for Trump or supported his presidency as a racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic Nazi-sympathizer.
The weirdness started on social media late on Election Night, as it became clear Hillary was going to lose. A few of you actually admitted that you were cradling your sleeping children, weeping, wondering what to tell your kindergartner the next morning about Trump’s victory. It continued over the next several days.
Some of you seriously expressed fear about modern-day concentration camps. Despite living a privileged lifestyle, you were suddenly a casualty of the white patriarchy. Your daughters were future victims; your sons were predators-in-waiting. You threatened to leave Facebook because you could no longer enjoy the family photos or vacation posts from people who, once friends, became Literal Hitlers to you on November 8 because they voted for Donald Trump.
I admit I was a little hurt at first. The attacks against us Trump voters were so personal and so vicious that I did not think it could be sustained. I thought maybe you would regain your sanity after some turkey and egg-nog.
But you did not. You got worse. And I went from sad to angry to where I am today: Amused. Continue reading
Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t fight City Hall“? What that implies is that it is an exercise in futility to fight a huge bureaucracy with all its rules and enforcement mechanisms. I don’t know about you, but what that implies to me is that we should just give up; submit to whatever laws government passes and accept that there’s nothing we can do about it.
I’ll admit, for those who cherish their liberty the deck certainly is stacked against us. The government is this huge bureaucracy that has all these rules that we are told we must comply with if we wish to avoid finding ourselves as a defendant in the criminal justice system; and I have to laugh about that justice part when many of the laws they pass do everything BUT provide us with any sort of justice. (Continue…)
Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool us, someone like you
We want you Big Brother, Big Brother.
David Bowie (“Big Brother,” from the album Diamond Dogs)
George Orwell’s 1984 was so successful and so influential that he was seen as something of a prophet. This dystopian novel was considered a cautionary prophecy of what would come to pass if future generations ceased to be vigilant in the guarding of their freedom… (Continue…)
Freedom – Liberty – Really???
In the Beginning – The Declaration
The greatest threat to the freedom of the American people is lack of knowledge about their own land of states in union. The necessary knowledge is, in part, understanding how it is, but, more importantly, how it is supposed to be.
Although most have no idea whatsoever of what I am alluding to, ‘how it is’ verses ‘how it is supposed to be’, are worlds apart. I hope to make clear, such ignorance fits right in with the goals of those that are working diligently to destroy America and all it stands for. Or, maybe I should say, “once stood for.” (Continue to complete presentation…)
Was the Occupy Movement of 2011 a precursor to what we are now witnessing with ANTIFA?
November 22, 2011 ~ History tells us that it is nearly impossible to know in real time whether some kind of national, grassroots public protest ends up being the beginning of a true revolution against a ruling government system. This is true for the earliest beginnings of the revolt against the British that produced the successful American Revolution and the creation of the US. The British at the time surely thought that they could retain power and control. More recently, the revolts in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya certainly could not be accurately perceived in their earliest stages as likely to topple well established dictatorships wielding incredible and cruel power. Even now, the rebellious actions in Syria are not widely seen as surely resulting in successful revolution. Continue reading
Illegal immigration is immoral, and President Trump, like any good, decent and patriotic American, has rightfully stated that anyone attempting to cross the border illegally should be marched straight back across the border, once it is determined they have crossed illegally, bypassing port of entry stations where they could have registered for either asylum or legal immigration status. He should have also added that these people are not conservatives or just like regular Americans, and as such, before we see one more American dead by the hands of an illegal alien, we must do all within our power to ensure that the border is secured and all illegal aliens deported, along with any children verified to be their own, in order to save our Republic from an ultimate destruction. Continue reading
President Trump signed an executive order this week allowing adults who illegally enter the United States with children, claiming to be family units, to be detained together in federal facilities.
The question of a valid parental-child relationship is at the center of how the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services handle detainment. Because of fraudulent documentation, profits to smugglers, and false asylum claims, there is essentially no way to prove or verify adults traveling with children are indeed their parents. Continue reading
Okay, so now we know the whole Inspector General’s Report is a whitewash, we know that Sessions’ Attorney General’s Office is the power base of the secret government that has been operating behind the scenes since Kennedy was assassinated, and we know the FBI is the enforcement arm of that secret government. We also know none of the people running these things behind the scenes have any respect for our elected representatives’ congressional oversight authority. Continue reading
America As A Third Rate Nation!
It’s taken for granted. We’re America, the United States of America, the world’s only superpower, and we are the leaders of the free world. We are US. Flags fly, cars sport decals and bumper stickers. People wear lapel pins with our flag and perhaps a slogan. At important events, even the President can speak about God and prayer with impunity. The world is supposed to fear us, obey us, and allow us to lead; our military might is second to none. Our citizens are the world’s free people.
Now, can we get down to reality? The show is over, the stage is dark and the curtain is down. We have to go back outside and face the day, or the night. Continue reading
Republished from our archives, from the pen of of a brilliant writer, the late Aaron Cantor – and in his closing words, “I don’t know about anyone else but I can hardly recognize my own country anymore, this certainly isn’t the country I grew up in.” ~ JB
August 26, 2010 ~ According to the Houston Chronicle, the Department of Homeland Security is in the process of trying to dismiss thousands of deportation cases against suspected illegal immigrants.
The Chronicle goes on to say that this effort by the Obama Administration began this effort a little over a month ago in Houston, where the Department of Homeland Security now has five attorneys working full-time on this backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens. This program is expected to be rolled out nationwide very soon (you know the old congressional lame duck quackery). Continue reading
I woke up around 3:30 this morning with a head full of thoughts that I am trying to connect, so I decided I would share them with you, since you like to think. You must feel free to comment as you feel led, I have not written anything in several years and have no idea why this popped up. I don’t even have a title for it.
The core of this whole jumble seems to be that life defies time, logic and reason. We should keep building (including the USA) but there is an overriding law or laws that prevent what is logical from bearing fruit. Change does not happen the way it seems to us that it should, or Rome would still be master of the world. Yet it may be, but I will get to that later.
Some economic migrants are using children as chits, but the problem is fixable — if Congress acts.
The latest furor over Trump immigration policy involves the separation of children from parents at the border.
As usual, the outrage obscures more than it illuminates, so it’s worth walking through what’s happening here. Continue reading
This ought to keep you busy until I return from “fishin‘!” ~ J.B.
Do you know what lemmings shout out just before they run in mass jumping off the cliff to their deaths?
“Workers of the world unite!”
Do your children or grand children a favor and show them this movie and then explain it. ~ Mark
While searching for specific information earlier in the week, I came across the following. To say the least – it left me in shock for several reasons – the first of which because Memorial day is upon us. Secondly because, next week – June 5, 2018 I will look back exactly 50 years ago to my first landing in Vietnam, where within a week I would be assigned to the 498th Medical Co. (Dust Off) – the company for which a part of the following story took place. Although I do not specifically remember David Hertle, our stories overlapped during the same time frame, to the point where we both left the company and Vietnam within two weeks of one another – but there are others….
One final note: The author makes reference within the following about his story having taken place some 30 years before his writings, which now makes this piece 20 years old.
To all of my Brothers who served in the 498th out of Lane Army Heliport – our time and story is nearing its end… I’ll see you at Sundown.
Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher/Editor Continue reading
As veterans we see the empty places in our ranks where friends once stood. We see shadows when we remember something funny with them and start to laugh realizing only you will be laughing. And we look across the table or the bar stool next to you and realize that it’s filled with another you don’t recognize because your brother hasn’t been there for a while.
I was young and was watching TV in the mid to late 70’s and Jane Fonda came on the TV and my dad happen to walk by in the living room and I heard the words “Traitorous fucking Bitch ” as my dad continued to the bedroom. I was very young but smart enough not to ask my dad what all that was about. My Dad did 2 tours in Vietnam and lost friends over there and he was really bitter about how things turned out after the “Peace with Honor”. I finally asked my Dad in the early 80’s right after Jane Fonda “workout Craze”, when I heard him muttering something really ugly ..something about burning in hell with the devil’s pitchfork jammed up her…….Well you get the picture. I asked him and he took a deep breath and explained what the deal was. He knew that I knew a lot of history so I knew a lot of background and would grasp the particulars of what he said. Since then, I and many people my age have said the same thing, talk about generational hate. ~ Mr. Garabaldi Continue reading