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Politics – The 2012 Election….We’re Screwed…..

Let me begin by saying that I kind of envy other Republicans and conservatives who are genuinely excited about their candidate.  Me not so much.  I look at the field and I see four fatally flawed individuals who do not stand a snow balls chance of beating Obama.  What’s worse is that Obama himself is, or should be, fatally flawed himself.  Granted the economy sucked when he was elected (by the way he did ask for the job so he should quit whining) but after three years and untold trillions of federal spending are things really that much better?  Consider that economic growth is at a feeble 3 or so percent a year, pathetic! Consider that their are million upon millions of Americans that are either unemployed or underemployed.  Consider that the price of gas is heading toward $4.00 and it’s not even Easter let alone Memorial Day when prices start to rise anyway.  And I am not even mentioning Obama-care,  Iranian nukes, the “Radical Islamic Spring” I mean the “Arab Spring”, botching the 2009 Green Revolution inIranand throwingIsraelunder the bus on a regular basis.  WHEW!  Give me a second.  All that being the case Obama should be toast, right?  No and for these reasons; he’ll have a billion dollars in the bank, he has the power of incumbency, the aforementioned pathetic GOP field and most importantly a slobbering, compliant and eager to please media at his beck and call. Which leads me to the conclusion that the GOP, and the country in general, is screwed in November.

Yet all that is not the purpose of this essay.  For months now Rush has been castigating the GOP “establishment” for backing Romney on the basis that although he might lose he might to well enough to give the GOP a chance of holding the House and gaining the Senate. I say what is so wrong with that?  Is half a loaf better than no loaf at all?  Divided government is better than the alternative.  Now I understand that Romney is not as conservative as many of us might like but should he lose I believe it would be by less than it otherwise might be.  I believe Rush and others like him want to swing for fences with Newt or God-forbid Santorum.  I think both those options result in not only a landslide for Obama but a good chance that Nancy aka “Stretch” Pelosi will once again be Speaker and Harry Reid remaining as majority leader in the Senate.

The bottom line is that I am nominally a Romney guy.  I am not excited by this yet I do think he is well qualified for the job.  Who knows he might even give Obama a run for this money and if the stars align and God is good who knows he might even pull it out.   But I doubt it.  I only pray there is a country left in 2016 for us to put back together.

My 9/11 Journal…..

Tomorrow is September 11.  It was a sparklingly clear late summer morning when the unthinkable occurred.  At 8:46 AM American Airlines Flight 11 carrying 92 passengers was crashed in to the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  Seventeen minutes later at 9:03 United Airlines Flight 175 carrying 65 passengers was crashed in to the South Tower of the World Trade Center.  At 9:37 AM American Airlines Flight 77 carrying 64 passengers was crashed in to the Pentagon.  At 10:03 AM United Airlines Flight 93 carrying 45 passenger was prevented from reaching its intended target when the passenger attempted to retake the jet from the terrorist filth.  The effort resulted in the plane crashing into a field in Shanksville, PA.  At 10:05 AM the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.  At 10:29 AM the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.  In the end 2,986 lives were lost than day making it the single worst attack on the United States of America.

For posterity I would like to share the journal entry I made on the morning of 9/11/01 from my desk at Convent Station.

September 11, 2001 – 10:41 AM

My Desk at Convent Station ->

To paraphrase….September 11, 2001 a date which will live in infamy. As I write this the Twin Towers are no more!  Washington, DC is being evacuated!  A coordinated terrorist attack is in progress against the United States of America!       Words fail me right now!  I’ve never seen anything like this in 32 years.   I must admit to being freaked out myself.   The military is patrolling the skies of DC. Reportedly a hijacked plane was just shot down outside Pittsburgh. Another is approaching DC.  11:15 AM this plan may have been shot down. There is a great deal of rumor and false info.  Everything is happening very fast!     11:20 AM the plane is still heading for DC.  11:35 AM not surprising a pro-Palestinian group is claiming “credit” for this attack!

September 12, 2001 – 1:27 AM

After all of today’s events I admit to being afraid to go to sleep!  I cannot put in to words right now exactly what I am thinking and feeling.  This much I know,  I cannot bear to watch anymore video recaps of today’s event.  I’ve seen the Towers collapse time and again on video and I can’t stand to see it anymore.  Another sight I can no longer bare are images of the second plane crashing into the Tower.

Someone has to pay for this outrage and pay dearly!

There you have it.  Nine years later we are still at war with Islamo-fascism and I imagine we will be so for some time.  We should not rest until everyone responsible for this outrage has suffered a horrible death.

Four years later, may God bless the victims and their families, may God bless the United States of America and may God DAMN all those responsible and all who celebrated it!

The Left Finds Religion….

I am so very happy to see that the Left has finally found a religion it can embrace.  I wish them luck in their practice of Islam.  Whether in their fatuous defense of the Ground Zero Mosque or their outrage of some schmuck in Florida planning on burning Qurans the Left certainly seems to finally have found religion.

 First, on the Ground Zero Mosque.  There is no one who challenges the legality or the right to build a house of worship.  The question is one of good taste and judgment.  During World War II would we have allowed the Japanese to build a Shinto shrine at Pearl Harbor?  I think not.  Case closed. 

 As to this schmuck in Florida, I think he should call off the Quran burning and claim that he has proved his point because he has.  There are murderous unreformed elements in the Islamic faith.  The fact that we are so worried about angering the “Muslim Street” is proof positive.  

 I would feel better about the Left’s outrage over offending Islam if they showed a similar concern for other faiths.   The Left has no problem with those who offend the sensibilities of Christian, Catholics or Jews.  Why?   Because those groups will not kill out of their outrage.  So it’s open season on them.  Burn a Quran or draw a cartoon of the Prophet?  Allah forbid!  But burn an American flag or put a crucifix in a jar of urine and we must support and even federally fund such activity!

 It is OK to be afraid of radical Islam. The Left need not be ashamed to be fearful.  But their deference to radicals borders on appeasement.  On Saturday it will be nine years since 9/11. What would you have thought if I were to predict back then that nine year later a mosque on that site would be further along in its construction than new towers themselves?