Transition August, 2013
Hello “Patriot64″ readers and fans. We will finally be transitioning to the site application of simply www.patriot64.com. It has been under construction for a while and should be ready for full release in the next few weeks. Don’t worry, when it goes on-line you will automatically be redirected from the old blog site which will remain active as an archive. We ask that you register and bookmark the new site also for your convenience. Thanks for being part of the discussion and we hope you enjoy "patriot64.com". Remember, “truth and reason first”… Spread the word…
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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-----
“We the People”"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
What folks are saying…
- Jeffrey A. Coulter on Living the numbers…
- Mark Poirier on “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7)
- Eugene Bolton on “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7)
- Fred Comella "Patriot64" on June 6, 1944…
- Jeffrey A. Coulter on Indifference on a Presidential scale…
Monthly Archives: May 2012
“Federal spending since I took office has risen at the slowest pace of any president in almost 60 years,” OMG! Talk about your whopper.
I suppose if you have a fiscal record such as this Administration, it would make sense to take a few liberties with the reporting mechanisms to “wash” it. Leaving out a bunch of stuff regarding his input for the 2009 budget, including the $800 billion dollar “stimulus” package, taking credit for $150 million dollars in payments against the original TARP money, and leaving out (entire months) when calculating the figures, are just a few of the extraordinarily misleading avenues President Obama and company have traveled to arrive at his claim. A much more accurate assessment of the real stats shows a 13% budget increase for 2010/11 and a close to 3% overall growth in spending for the same period, putting the POTUS squarely in the opposite column from the one he purports to be in. It appears there’s no limit to the lengths this crew will go to hold on to that Oval Office.
Traditionally, it is understood (and accepted) that politicians may take a few liberties with the numbers from time to time to make their points, but this is about as off the mark and frankly sinister as I’ve seen. Manipulation doesn’t even touch it. They are counting on the notion that “We the People” neither understand nor do we care about the truth.
If I were advising the Obamabots, I would caution them against taking the American People for granted when money woes are the very things which compel them at the present time. My nine-year old can do the math on this one Mr. President, and your figures are more than “fuzzy”…
When I hear pandering politicians speak about the “sacrifices” of our military I’m always a little skeptical. I look at their records and in many cases those records don’t add up to the placating of the moment. Such is the case every Memorial Day. However I will leave that out there for now and instead take the high road today. I want to focus on what is important, the men and women of The United States Military and their families who have so selflessly put the needs of a nation and her posterity ahead of their own. Sadly, many have engaged in the struggle only to return in a flag draped coffin.
King James Version (KJV)
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
I look to the photographs of the young ones who stand graveside at events that are sure to weaken the sturdiest of knees and dampen the driest of eyes. For you know, despite their age and the difficulty of conveying such adult matters to a child, that lost parent had explained to them the nature of the business and what might be expected. It is assumed therefore, that incredible feeling of sadness and loss will somehow always have a different meaning for that child. Sacrifice and honor are words they will hear and utter time and again when they consider that very special person in their lives.
Still, I am left with a nagging feeling when I see one of those pictures. I guess it’s because I interact and with so many people on so many levels every day. I wonder if (some) Americans will ever truly understand what “ultimate sacrifice” means or what it represents to all of us. Sadly, that understanding can only come by way of education, historical education. Not the ideological kind that highlights only America’s faults and failings, but rather that which recognizes the indisputable influence of a young nation having changed the world for the better and given up so much of her own blood to do so. And also the kind of historical perspective that acknowledges first and foremost how those lost souls saw their participation as part of the greater good and not a means to keep a tyrannical government from executing their families back home. These are things political leaders and teachers in our schools should be putting in context for young people every time they have an opportunity, reminding them of the blessing that is their country. Regrettably, thankfulness and appreciation for the efforts of those who have gone to guarantee that blessing, have been replaced by learned selfishness and entitlement rooted in some perceived and convoluted “fairness doctrine”.
Personally, I look at every Memorial Day and think of some of my friends who have made that “sacrifice” and I remember their motives. I think of my late father and of my nephew who understood freedom and what might be necessary to preserve it, and they went anyway. And then I listen to those fools trying to re-write that which does not suit their ideological frame-work, as well as the next generation whom they’ve robbed of the truth and wisdom needed to properly defend freedom, and I wonder if the soldier under that flag has died for nothing.
Reconciliation comes when I realize they died for an ideal and a principle. Ironically, it’s not necessarily the country they were defending, but rather what it represents to the rest of the world. So I say to that child who stands graveside in the face of unimaginable sorrow and loss, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers and those of my family every day of our lives. Your dad or mom died defending the greatest gift ever bestowed upon human kind by a loving God, freedom. May that thought give you some measure of comfort all of your days…
Please take a knee today and think about where you live. Put aside your political persuasion for just a moment and remember that for all of its little idiosyncrasies, the United States of America is and remains the greatest arrangement for mankind under God. You are limited only by what is truly in your heart. Do not begrudge your fellow citizens or take your freedom for granted and damn it, never forget those who go in your stead to defend it.
God bless the United States Military service people and their families on this Memorial Day, and every day!
Now this is more like it – http://video.foxnews.com/v/1657744564001/12-year-old-raises-100k-for-world-war-ii-statue-in-normandy
When I send my little one off to school every day I must admit I do so with trepidation and doubt. I’m fully aware this is not the public school system I attended at his age. Frankly it has been overrun by the Leftists, and education has been largely replaced by indoctrination. Only a handful of teachers remain to stand against the tide of union financed apathy and mediocrity. All this I know, but still when I hear the individual who chastised the student for exercising his First Amendment right instead of celebrating that right, I am no less horrified.
These types of tirades by folks who clearly have no business teaching our posterity, are proof beyond the shadow of a doubt there is trouble in our schools. Be it a fundamental disconnect when it comes to our country, its Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, or simply an ideological desire to suppress free speech and/or thought, these “teachers” are waging a war against America in classrooms from East to West and all the way through higher education. Parents must be vigilant like at no time in our nation’s history if we are to preserve our American culture and true history.
Just another battle to consider as we make our way toward this historic election.
Facebook (FB) is now a public company. I’m certainly not enough of a stock guru to prognosticate on Mark Zuckerberg and “friends” brainchild as it relates to any future of the premiere social networking site. I will tell you though, that I have mentioned Zuckerberg and the other co-founders of FB prominently and in various posts for their ingenuity, hard work and entrepreneurial prowess. Let’s face it, their creation is an American success story.
Having said that, I have been watching a few issues closely on FB which have me seriously considering leaving the site all together. You see I have gone back and forth with the concept of FB and other social sites for some time now, and truth be told I see no tangible or crucial benefits. I have stayed with it as I can interact with “friends” from time to time and pick up new ideas to write about. But one of the more recent FB faux-pas that has me a bit put out, is they have banned a young Tennessee mom’s photos of her child who passed away shortly after birth because of a fatal physical defect. I am told the photos were taken down because they showed the deformed little ones head, and the FB elite must have felt this was unacceptable. Mom Heather Walker re-posted the photo’s and was subsequently banned for 24 hours from the social mega-site.
Now I’m gonna put aside my sympathy for the family and the emotions they must have been, and continue to be feeling regarding the loss of their child, but what the heck are these bumpkins at FB thinking. I have read and seen some pretty sickening content on FB that continues to be allowed, seemingly without recourse. Yet when this mom wants to “share” her life experiences, (sad as they may be) as the site promotes is the reason for its existence, she is treated like a spam artist and degenerate.
Now again, I applaud Zuckerberg and his buddies for their successes thus far and I hope this is just a simple misunderstanding which will be rectified post haste. However, if these folks at FB turn out to be nothing more than a bunch of idealistic censorship artists, allowing only material of a particular “party branding”, then I, and I suspect many others may begin to head for the exits. Moreover, I would at that point take up the cause to ensure that everyone I reach will know the true marketing intentions of FB should they be less than honorable about the whole thing. You boys have made it big. Don’t mess up big and blow this. Your company is now publicly traded, and it doesn’t take an investment banker to know that even the mightiest have fallen in that arena.
I have been sitting on this post for a bit now, but the onset of the election cycle has coaxed me to go with it. For good or bad, I am always at least a little sensitive to the response I get when I write about the President, primarily because many of my Liberal friends and readers are so damn smitten with Mr. Obama. Truth is, for some of those hard core folks the magic remains despite the results.
Recently however, the idea of finally vetting this man who was elected to the most powerful office in all the world, has gained some momentum. I’d have to say that the ridiculous attack on Mitt Romney for something he did in high school certainly spurred some Right Wing PAC’s to go on the offensive in a way they didn’t in 2008 for fear of charges of racism by the “main stream” media. In any event, I’m glad this stuff is finally coming to the table. (And for those complaining about the fat cat money issue, I would direct you to George Clooney’s house. Please stop bitchin about corporate America. It’s just silly, counterproductive and sounds so vindictive. If all those so-called 1%-er’s closed their doors tomorrow, the POTUS would lose the election because he couldn’t raise enough money, you’d be lookin for work, and life as you know it would end, period!)
Anyway, with all due respect to Hannity and company I have been talking about the President’s ideological past for years. I’ve said on many occasions that one only need read “Dreams from My Father” to see the man’s heart. Now while I’m not going to go after the POTUS for bullying some young female admirer on the schoolyard, or lambast him for his candid admission to heavy drug and alcohol use as a young man, (to include numerous driving experiences with a “head clouded with Gin”), I will however take note of his many references to race, class envy and divisive, stereotypical propaganda. From his early days, through his interactions with the literary agencies that would publish his books (and misidentify his place of birth), to his time as the President of the Harvard Law Review, this was, and I believe remains a man firmly entrenched in the ideas of Socialist politics, societal division and class warfare as a means to even what he sees as an uneven playing field.
Election 2012 is certain to be about more than simply Barack Obama, as some have suggested it might be. The mere fact he was elected without the “main stream” press ever having brought any of this to light is proof positive that any cleverly packaged academic, cultivated and sheltered in the petri dish that is American higher education today and protected by a complicit press devoid of any moral responsibility to the people they report to, can be and in this case was elected to the Presidency of The United States. With that said, and all or at least most of the cards sure to be on the table this time around, the real question regarding our nations future will be out there for “We the People” to ponder, and on the first Tuesday in November, to answer…
NOTE: If you haven’t read this book, and you care about your country, please pick up a copy today.
I was gonna write about something else tonight, but I just heard O’Reilly commenting on Joe Biden’s recent and frankly scary meltdown. I’ve gotta be honest. I think this guy Biden has lost it. Either that or he is scared to death President Obama is gonna go pre-convention shopping for a new and sane VP. Does it bother anyone else that this person is a heartbeat away from the “big chair”. Heck, what does it tell you that bin-Laden was plotting the assassination of our President, but told his followers to leave Biden alive to screw up the country…
Anyway, It seems JB thinks “we” don’t get him. Well Mr. Vice President, I think I get you loud and clear. You are an entrenched Liberal politician who is scared of losing his job and will say anything (even if it’s a lie) to keep it. You are frustrated because you miscalculated and figured “We the People” might be as stupid as you are. You didn’t think we could understand that there are only 3 million (millionaires) out of 351 million American citizens, and you hoped we would ignore the fact that 70% of them made their money the hard way and earned it. And it’s killing you that 50% of (your) voting bloc pay no income tax at all while the “rich folks” pay more than 50% of all the income tax collected. And finally, you’re utterly pissed off that the phony class warfare thing you and the POTUS are selling, the average hard-working American ain’t buyin…
Getting back to O’Reilly’s comments. Regarding Biden’s references to his own parents, Bill mentioned how his mom and dad were from very humble beginnings as well, but never dissed the rich about anything. They just kept plugging and helped him become the hard working, very wealthy and successful broadcasting personality he is today. It reminded me of how my parents told me time and again, that jealousy and envy would be the ruination of this country. And that if I wanted anything in this life it would be, AND SHOULD BE, up to me to go out and get it…
Message to Joe Biden: It is you and your boss Sir, who just don’t get America.
Can anyone tell me what a 1 tenth of 1 percent consumer spending increase last month means to our economy. Let me help you. It is just one more indication of how bad things really are. Again, we must go inside the numbers and extract the real trouble. Not only is this figure anemic in terms of the actual confidence of consumers in a “recovery”, or the likelihood they will actually go out and continue to buy stuff, but the larger picture shows Americans have done about all the spending they are likely to do for quite a while. They have taken advantage of artificially low interest rates used as bait to entice them into financing that new car, and they have once again run up those nasty credit cards to stock up on all those gadgets that will get them through the tough times ahead. Regrettably, I am hearing more and more folks expressing a fatalistic attitude about the possibility things will get better anyway…
Consumer spending is just one of what I like to call the structural numbers which gauge how people view our current economic climate. And for good or bad, these numbers continue to show we are less than confident about even the short-term future of our country. “My fear” remains rooted in the catch phrases, idioms and words I’m hearing much more frequently these days, (new norm, class warfare, Obamanomics, and the new America), all suggesting we must accept a diminished or as some would have us believe, a “more realistic American Dream”.
This next election will say much about whether “We the People” feel America’s best days are behind her.
I can be overly analytical at times, but in this day of poll driven politics, one must look beyond the sound bite to get to the truth. Accordingly, if we look at some of the polling numbers today, we see the divisive social issues President Obama and team are using to divert attention away from the economy and jobs don’t seem to be working. I think it’s also true however, that an issue like “gay marriage” is sure to gin up the base of both sides regardless. But it’s the “Independent” vote that will win the day in November.
Now I have written much about the 2008 Election and how Barack Obama was able to use a clever package, complete with a nostalgic albeit misguided component of 1960′s style “hope and change”, to coax a “politically correct” Independent block into voting for an arguably questionable candidate. The problem is the shine is off that plastic apple and reality is knocking hard at the door of the very same voter this time around.
It should be noted there is still plenty of time before the election and the Democrats have only just begun to engage their politically destructive machine, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and make a prediction. I believe the majority of so called independent thinkers who had cast their votes for Obama in 2008, have now seen the reality of his vision and will run from it as if it were a contagious cancer. Curiously however, they may yet espouse their politically correct notions on everything from gay marriage to global warming to their elitist friends at the local Starbucks. But on that fateful Tuesday when it matters to their posterity as well as the nation they leave behind, they will cast their vote for Mitt Romney.
I am beginning to see this election in a very different light, and the POTUS is helping me do that…
And not to be outdone, the Governor of Rhode Island (Lincoln Chafee) embarrassed himself beyond even his pathetic approval ratings and jumped on the gay marriage train as well… http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/05/gov-chafee-rene.html
Bullying is not acceptable, and it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to monitor and identify when our young folks are acting irresponsibly. OK?
Raising the issue of an incident that occurred more than 50 years ago, and which has been disputed by several witnesses including members of the alleged victim’s family, is nothing but an attempt by the POTUS to divert attention away from his failed record. It must be increasingly clear to the President’s polling people that he will only win this election if he can successfully portray the 65-year-old Romney as some sort of elitist bully. Go figure, the Democrats will now run on their own pet “social issues” because they have nowhere else to go. This is the most politically pathetic stunt I have seen this early in an election, and it is indicative of what appears to be a very worried Obama camp.
I should qualify my thoughts by stating emphatically that I do not condone bullying in any way. All I’m saying is this is a separate discussion that has now become an issue, having been deliberately injected into the campaign by desperate Obamabots who see trouble ahead for the President concerning his time in office thus far. He cannot not run on his record and have any hope of enjoying the “magic” of 2008, so he definitely needs a new marketing strategy.
Message to the Romney camp: Do not misplay this and wind up descending into a disingenuous BS fest with folks who wrote the book on political hit jobs. Be apologetic and engaged, but be firm in your presentation of “it’s the economy stupid“.
Message to the Obama camp: Look in the mirror…
Who is the real bully Mr. President?- http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/27/the-list-obamas-campaign-attacking-private-citizens-again/