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“Je Suis Charlie. Je Suis Le Poisson!”

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

Genesis 3:19

My Friends and Fellow Non-Tourists:

Er, yeah, the Constitution and all.  A tricky thing it is.

The Constitution, the law of the land, applies to all who happen to be in our great Country.  Rich, poor, black, White, Liberal, Conservative, legal, ILLEGAL or any other possible permutation of person.

So, if you are fifteenth generation American and can trace your roots to before the American Revolution or if you are some terrorist who slipped into our Country illegally, all have the same rights and protections afforded by the law of the land.

In case anyone cares I am not OK with that.   I sometimes think this this Maladministration is not OK with that either.

(Of course when we seem to be in the same page as Biff & Co. if we are, we are for the wrong reasons or, in a totally different book.  In the eyes of this Maladministration if you can trace your family tree back two-hundred-odd years in America, you have been here too long.)

I am not sure if I have the answer or if there is a better one that what we now have.  What causes me distress are not the freedoms that we have but as mentioned someone comes here illegally, they have the same rights as a natural born citizen. But, how do differentiate?  Yet, that is not the question at hand.

To re-iterate, irrespective of how they arrive someone can enter our Land from some oppressive hell-hole where they have zero freedom and as if by magic have the same rights as we as soon as their feet touch land.

For those who come here legally and with the desire to add to the fabric of American Freedom, welcome!  How can I help you? Enjoy all this great Country has to offer and please pitch right in to help others!

For those who come here illegally, that is another story and we have largely discussed that in the past.

But the ones that really chap my hide, the ones I really have a hard time with are those who come here and either criticize our Country, demand that we do things the way they did it in their homeland or both.

Case in point, in the last issue was mentioned the “Long Island Jobs With Justice.”  On the list of officers, the first one emigrated from Peru and the second from Romania.  They came here, be it legally or not, from third world countries and now are raising a runkus about the way we are doing things.

I wish to advise these two “activists” that about which they are railing against would be a dream job in their homeland. I would hasten to add that the local constabulary would prolly take a dim view of their activities here if done in their home countries.

So, why is it OK that they do that here?

Now, let’s look at our friends in Dearborn, Patterson and other places.  Here are enclaves of Muslims. No big deal right? I mean there are ghettoes of all kinds all over the Country.

(And by “ghetto”, I am not being judgmental or “–ist” of any kind.  The “Free Dictionary” refers to a ghetto as a “(usually poor) section of a city inhabited primarily by people of the same race, religion or social background.”  But it is not necessarily “poor.”  For instance, one can refer to the Upper West Side of NYC as a “Liberal Ghetto” or Beverly Hills as a “Millionaires Ghetto.”)

The difference is that in the “ghettoes” with which we are most familiar, the locals are not trying to make you conform to any particular way of anything.  But the Muslim enclaves are exclusive.  They want to live like they did in their own lands, with their own customs and ways of doing things.  In some locales they have succeeded in having Sharia Law instituted as the local law.

And we allow this?

Rather, we allow Liberal politicians and judges to allow this.

As I said recently, that which we allow will continue.

(To put that in perspective, you canNOT travel to most Muslim countries and take your personal bible or prayer book, Rosary Beads or other non-Muslim religious artifacts but THEY want to come here and tell us how we should live.)

Just take a look at Europe.  There are parts of the UK and other countries which are 100% Muslim to the exclusion of anyone else.  And that is supposed to be OK?

One of the few, perhaps only, country to put up a fight over Islamification and Sharia Law is, oddly enough, France.

The only country to come in second in virtually every war in which they were involved have now picked a fight with a billion Muslims.

The French have allowed the Muslims to come to France, but as time has gone on they have put their foot down at various points. For instance there is a ban on headscarves.

Now, don’t go thinking that the French are great people for banning Muslim headscarves. Not the case at all.  Despite its long history of being a staunch Catholic country at one time, it is in fact a very secular country by law! So the banning of the hijab or other coverings is not an attack on Islam any more than their ban on Nativity Plays on schools is an attack on CHRISTianity.

But, try telling that to someone with a 6th Century education.

(And the whole romance with CHRISTianity came to a screeching halt during the secular humanist revolt called the French Revolution where the swells who started the revolution murdered virtually every religious who did not support them.  Ergo, most of the priests, brothers and nuns were murdered, usually in very unpleasant manners.)

So while France is steadfastly sticking to their guns on public displays of religion (just like their council for maintaining the “purity” of the French language) the Religion of Pieces are using their guns to kill those who insult Islam.

(Imagine for a moment if CHRISTians were as fanatic as are the Muslims with respect to CHRISTianity?  There would be no one working at CNN, PMS/LSD or most of the cable and network news outlets and the headquarters of the TIMES and other papers would be smoldering ruins.  Just sayin’.)

France, to their credit, has as free press and speech as do we here in the good old U.S. of A.  Perhaps even more so.  The chaps at “Charlie Hebdo” were doing what all too US papers prints on their editorial pages.  They were trying to make a point (advisedly or not) through satire.  And that was not their first time at the rodeo poking fun at religion.

Think of “The Onion” here but far more caustic and nasty.  (They are French after all.)

It was an open secret that “Charlie Hebdo” was targeted by Muslims for their attempt, jejune at best, at educating the masses.  (My guess is that those who read such things tend more to the prurient rather than the Swiftian vein of satire.)

And what did the nice folks at “Charlie Hebdo”, a few cops “guarding” them and a few others?

It got them killed.

7 January 2015 will be France’s 9-11-01.

The two “alleged” shooters initially got away but were soon found and dispatched buy the local and federal police to see their 72 Virginians.

While that is going on, another swell is holding and killing hostages in a Kosher market.  He joined the Brothers Dim on the trip to their reward.

Then we hear the bride of the Kosher Killer may have been in on the planning of some parts of this slaughter.   She has since left France and allegedly has transited through Turkey to the garden spot known as Syria.  You know, where ISIS or IS or who cares, is holding court.

And now, there may be as many as another half of a dozen other cells operating in France with the same goal as the others.

If you think that will be the end of it, you are so sadly mistaken that only a Lib might accept said postulation.

On Monday it was revealed that ISIS or IS or who cares, hacked the United States Central Command’s website.  I am sure they are not looking for the names and addresses of military personal. Nor would they try to exploit that to access other military computer systems.

And I am sure it is even worse than that.

And what is Biffus Minimus doing while all this is going on? I mean since he returned from Hawaii. He has, er, er, er,….

But, stick with me grasshoppers, there is more to this and I will start to write about it now for the next edition…

Saturday Short Stack #15 Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers!

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

Genesis 3:19

 

My Friends and Fellow Blue Light Special Shoppers:

“Our biggest concern is for the hundreds of Walmart (sic) associates who are now facing possible unemployment.”

What is that all about?  And, who said that?

Well, here on Long Island there are any number of Wal-Mart stores.  In many locations they have a full grocery section in addition to flammable clothing from China, a decent pharmacy and a curious collection of home (dorm?) furnishings.

Don’t misunderestimate me, I do shop there from time to time for various items.  But, there are a number of other choices as well.

The lease on one Wal-Mart will end on 5 May, Cinco de Mayo (not a joke.)  It is in a large mall and it covers 130,000 square feet on two levels.  It is one of the largest tenants in the mall.

Wal-Mart is not going to renew the lease as there is not enough room for a full sized grocery section in addition to the dry goods and electronics. So the store will close.

Of course, there are about a handful of other Wal-Marts within a fifteen-minute or so ride from the one slated to close.  Wal-Mart has advised the employees they will have first crack at any positions at the other local Wal-Marts and those who can’t find a position will receive severance pay of one week’s pay for each year of service.

Say what you want, but Wal-Mart could have said “It has been fun! And good luck there Sparky!” But they are trying to find positions for the three-hundred current employees or give them some get-started money.  I do not know of too many (any?) other companies like this who give a severance package to, how does one say, “non-key employees.”

OK, who is the person making the runkus at the start of this missive?

Some womyn from the “Long Island Jobs With Justice” has her panties in a wad over this closing.

(The name of this group should tell it all.  They are rousers of rabble and “do-gooders” of the worst kind.  What are their major activities?  Glad you asked, let’s have a look-see at their website: “Bus Riders Public Forum”, “Mother’s Day Action Against Deportations”, “Father’s Day Vigil Against Deportations” and “Walmart (sic) Solidarity.”  I guess they tend to the illegal aliens with allegedly low-paying jobs who can’t afford a car.  So, as you can see, they are economic bottom-feeders along the line of $hakedown $harpton who are pimping poor folks as their constituency. Are they doing well?  Er, you make the call.  Check out the directors, for instance. http://longislandjwj.org/staff/ )

You see, not that long ago this and similar groups were making all kinds of noise about a “living wage.”  (Translation: “Living wage” = “Company to pay someone far more than their skill set is valued or the demands of employment.”)  They wanted Wal-Mart to pay the employees a wage higher than minimum or prevailing.

Mind you, less than one-half of one percent of Wal-Mart employees are paid minimum wage.  That is lower than the national average.

But, despite all the advantages that Wal-Mart offers (promotion, training, etc., etc.), the do-gooders are more than happy to bankrupt a company like Wal-Mart to make a point.

(Wal-Mart employs 2,100,000 people worldwide, 1,400,000 in the United States alone.  That is approximately one-percent of the total United States work force.)

The same people that would be thrilled to close the entire Wal-Mart chain to make a point are now demanding that they keep one shop open so a few hundred people do not lose their jobs.

Huh?

If that makes sense to you, please let me know.

You see, this is one more example of the Liberal Theology. “I don’t know what I want but I do know what I don’t want.  Unless I change my mind.”

Just like Mario Cuomo who professed to be “Pro-Life” and ran as such until he could not get elected was quick to change his opinion/sell his soul to the devil to get elected and became “Pro-Abortion.”

You are known by your actions and if your words contradict your actions, your words are not worth much.

He could say he was “Pro-Life” all he wanted, he could even believe in his heart of hearts that life was sacred.  But the moment he said that women had the right to choose, despite any personal misgivings, THAT became his position. Especially as he was an elected official.

“I think adultery is bad!” said the man leaving the motel with a hooker.  What do YOU think his true feelings are?  Almost like the old joke when asked about the difference between adultery and fornication, the buxom beauty said “I dunno, I tried them both. They feel the same to me.” You can delude yourself to say what you want to think you believe but your actions will define you.

Throw in John “WTLF” Kerry into the mix.  “I was for XXXX before I was against it!”  It takes a special, gifted kind of idjit to make that kind of statement and a truly special, gifted kind of idjit to accept that as a plausible answer.

Add in Nasty Pelosi and her famous “We have to vote for the bill  to see what is in it!” talking about the OBAMA’S OBAMACARE scam.

Look, Forest Chump, a bill is NOT a box of chocolates. You KNEW what was in that bill before most anyone else.  So, you lied overtly and by omission.  Yet, her pinions keep re-electing the Wicked Witch of the West.

“We must show our enemies empathy and treat them with respect” bloviated the Wicked Witch of the East, the Benghazi Babe herself, the Hilderbeast.

Really, all I can say is “WHAT?” after I get my chin off of the floor and my head stops shaking.

Is anyone really that stupid to say that and mentally deficient to believe that?  Really? REALLY??

Really???

Now, don’t misunderestimate me.  The Republicans have plenty of idjits and pinions to go around.  All but about two dozen voted for Smoking Johnny Pelosi to mis-lead the House. I am confident that Earl McCornbread is equally up to the “task” as Senate Majority Leader. God Help us!

Now throw in a RINO du Jour, such as John McLame.  This Democrat in Republican clothing is orchestrating a purge of Tea Party folks in the Arizona Republican Party.  He has also intimated that the Tea Party is un-American and in one not-wholly substantiated utterance suggested they should be locked up and tried for treason.

Oddly enough there was a town hall meeting held by John McLame and someone made a long and impassioned speech suggesting that McLame might be the traitor.

(Not oddly enough, the “right wing” blogs call the chap a “Marine” or “concerned citizen” while the “left wing” blogs refer to him as a “conspiracy theorist nut” and “Tea Party nut job.”  And in a very telling manner, one calls him “Mr. Absurdly Large Arms” apparently unaware that time in the Military might have that effect on some people.  Prolly much the same way so many on the left are effeminate.  Not judgin’, just observin’.  Feel free to prove me wrong.)

McLame is not the first to call for the arrests of people who disagree with him.  Robert F. Kennedy has the same feelings about those who disagree with his environmental views.  Meanwhile this chap who professes to be an ardent supporter of “wind energy” sued to prevent windmills sullying the view from the compound in Hyannisport.

So, what is the takeaway from all this?

Other than the obvious the neither side have a lock on stupidity and diseased thinking it seems that the Libs have made it their raison d’etre to make everybody as uncomfortable as possible.

It has been proved again and again that Liberalism is a mental illness.  Why else would you want to make your life and that of others as a Sisyphean task?

The problem is that it seems to be not just endemic of the party of slavery (unabashed subliminal advertising) but now it is contagious and spreading to the Republicans.

In all fairness, I do not blame the cowardly and feckless Republicans for acting as they do.  They deal with the evilness and machination of the party of entitlements on a daily basis.  After all, how long did it take for Sen. Schemer to turn Marco Rubio to vote for the illegal immigration bill?  (ANSWER: Not long at all.)

As soon as that vote was over, it was status quo ante and the Libs threw Rubio to the curb.  (You hardly ever see a caricature of him without a water bottle.  A not so subtle dig.)

But the real culprits, the real creatchures, the real villains are the peeps who keep voting for the RINOS. And, yes, at times even your own Precious is guilty of this.

I am not sure who said it but there is a phrase that oh, so appropriate. “What which you allow will continue.”  And the longer we allow RINOS to hold office the longer they will continues to inure there.

And like any unchecked disease, it will only grow and fester…

More to come my peeps.

 

“The Lyin’ Sleeps Tonight”

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

Genesis 3:19

 

My Friends and Fellow Fine Folks:

(Note, there is a very special appeal at the end of the main body of this issue regarding a book.  Please do me the small favor to read that if nothing else in this issue.  Thanks.)

 

Mario Cuomo passed away.

Other than to his immediate family, it is not a great tragedy.  The real tragedy is what he did while he was living.

I may seem cold and hard about this.  And perhaps I am.  Yes, I did say a prayer for him and for the repose of his soul. I am not that cruel and heartless.  But that said, he was one of the old “Liberal Lions” as he has been called and has been compared to St. Tedward, the Patron Saint of Drunk Drivers.

I posit that is was not a “Liberal Lion” like Tedward or any of the old guard but more like the current crop, a “Lyin’ Liberal.”

“But, Precious, this is back to being THE Fish, I thought this was the kinder, gentler side of you.”

It is and it is.

You see, there are two things which really bother me, two traits in a person which will really set me off. One is a failure to love God and Country and the other is hypocrisy.

Sadly, most Libs are guilty of both and sadder still, more and more “Republicans” are joining in the fun.  (John McLame, check him out.)

You see, there is 20/20 hindsight when it comes to the lives of many public figures when they have passed. Or, perhaps, it is selective amnesia.

No matter how bad, evil, dishonest or whatever a public figure may have been when drawing a breath, the obits and the eulogies are full of praise for this “great man/woman who….”

Who did what that was good?  We will never know.

Cuomo was no exception.  Except that he was an enigma in some sense of the word.

You see, he is called a great man, a compassionate man, a brilliant man, a great family man and so on.  And, you know, I agree with almost all of that.

Say what you will, he had a social consciousness and despite everything else, he did remain true to that once he made up his mind.  He instilled much of that into his kids, especially the current Governor of New York who allegedly as the “liberal compassion” of his father but not anywhere near his brains, charm or sense.

He was married to the same woman for sixty years.  There was never any talk, as far as I know, of any Clintonian-type scandals.  His most grievous public sins were prolly related to his race for NYC mayor against the eventual victor, Ed Koch. (I will not sully this page, or Hizonner’s memory, by the comments and campaign tactics used by the Cuomo campaign against Ed Koch.)

When you read of his “accomplishments” as governor, they are rather plain and mundane. In fact, from what I can gather all the good that happened in this state during his tenure was of the financial sort and education.  Not bad but that is his job.

Quite frankly there was nothing new or earthshaking that he did or started on his own and most everything of a positive (and to be fair, negative) outcome was mostly due to the State Assembly and Senate.

He is prolly best known on a national level for his keynote address at the 1984 Democrat Convention when Whatshisname was nominated and subsequently destroyed by The Gipper.

It was a “brilliant speech!” It was “galvanizing!”  He said “nothing!” But, proof positive that Libs like style over substance, and love platitudes and that was a great orator and could move a crowd.

So could Hitler.

(And no, I am not comparing the two in any other way but in oratory. His son, on the other hand…)

Cuomo’s speech was largely rhetoric, prose and a recrap of the history of the Dem Party in recent history. Not one word about ideas or plans other than whatever Reagan did was bad.

(Then Gov. Bill Clinton met then Gov. of Colorado Dick Lamm at the convention and asked him what he thought of the speech. Lamm replied: “Terrific! It galvanized the crowd!”  Clinton said: “C’mon, what did it really say about the issues we are trying to raise?” And perhaps the last time that a Dem was 100% completely honest when asked such a question, Lamm replied: “Nothing. Cuomo, Jesse Jackson, Ted Kennedy, same speech. Passionate statements about what we used to be.  We weren’t ready to face the issues of the future, so we celebrated the past”)

So far, his curriculum vitae is not exactly overflowing with kinds of things which will gain one admittance to the pantheon of the greats.

Many of you are waiting for the other shoe to drop.  In other words what really bothers me about this guy, dead or alive.

Many of you will be upset, many of you won’t care and some of you will, I hope, agree with my position if not at least accept my premise.

Allow me a few moments to expatiate on this.

I do not doubt, or will not doubt, that he loved God and Country.  That leaves the other thing which chaps my hide and that is hypocrisy.

You see, one of the reasons he lost the mayoral race was because he was against the death penalty (and things were pretty bad back in NY in those days.)

He could not see the value of taking a human life, even an eye for an eye. (Which I know is Old Testament and not in the New.)  OK, I give him that. And at first, he was consistent in that he was Pro-Life.

Then he got his butt kicked in two elections by those who were more liberal than he. And as if by magic, almost overnight he was “publically” and “politically” pro-abortion.

Yes, for some reason “all of a sudden”, he still could not see the reason to take the life of someone who had committed serious, heinous and brutal crimes, but was OK in killing an innocent baby.

(Yes, I am on a soap box, but it is my opinion and you have the right and duty to disagree.)

Now, of course, virtually ALL Liberals are against the death penalty, largely for the wrong reasons, and the same plurality will claim to support “a woman’s right to choose” or “woman’s health.”

(I am not going to rehash any of this by stating the woman already chose once when she had relations and that over half of the aborted babies would have grown up to be women.)

And prolly by the same margins, those supporting abortion will “claim” that they are “personally against it” and want it to be “safe and rare” and other bits of bravo sierra.

(Do we have to list the people in gummint who have some interest, financial or otherwise, in the abortion industry?  From actually having ownership of some degree in a company what commits them to a cozy relationship with the industry in the sense of campaign contributions from “Planned Parenthood” and the like.)

But Cuomo took that to a whole ‘nother level.

Cuomo was, by all accounts, a “devout” catholic. (I am using small “c” for reasons which will become obvious in a moment.)  He publicly, professionally and politically supported abortion but was “personally” against it.

THAT, my dear friends, is the quintessential definition of a hypocrite. (And, IMHOBVAO, deserving of the small “c.”)

Few, if any of us, could hold those same views and have as much impact on others as does someone in power, such as a governor.  You see, if YOU say “While I am morally opposed to abortion, I respect the right of the woman to make that decision” it carries little or no weight.  But a governor or, member of Congress or a President says that, then that is a different matter.

I am not judging mind you, yes it sounds as such, but I am not.  We all sin and no one’s sins are more pleasing to God than another’s.  But we don’t go around saying “I am personally against theft, but it is your right to steal if you wish.”  Hello? Now, where is the difference?

We are on this planet for but a short time and eternity, well, that is a lot longer.  I would far rather have to answer to any civil power that to God Almighty for any infractions.

That is why I am even writing this essay on Cuomo.   He was nothing special as a governor or, truly, any more special than anyone of us. But he was the governor and he “chose” to live with the dichotomy of trying to please voters because his belief in the Church of Liberalism and his deep and fervent belief in God as a catholic.

I just don’t get it.

He even went to Notre Dame University to give a speech to the assembled masses where he made the argument that abortion was a good thing.  That was thirty years ago.  Of course since then the college invited Biff to speak, so you know they have gone fully left.

Yes, the catholic governor of the fifth most Catholic state went to a Catholic college to speak on support for abortion.

And what did he get for his troubles? Almost excommunicated.

John Cardinal O’Connor said that he did not think Cuomo was evil, just wrong.

I take it a step further.  I do not want to think he was evil, but he was wrong and he was a Liberal who pandered for votes.  After all, he was staunchly Pro-Life until he got his butt kicked in two elections by those who were more liberal than he.

I do so hope I am wrong, but Mario sounds like he made a modern day Faustian Pact with the devil.

I am reminded of Matthew 16:26 or Mark 8:36.

I hope he made his peace with God before he passed.

I hope other Liberals would learn something from his life.

Again, I am not judging, I am just sad for someone who could have made a bigger difference in this world, perhaps, had he not sold out.

But, are not the Libs the party of the short cut? Of avoiding the heavy lifting?

Requiescat In Pace.
(NOTE:  At the very end, after all the prayer requests and such are two links.  One where the salient parts of Cuomo’s Notre Dame speech is discussed.  The other is from someone I consider if not a friend but a good acquaintance.  He is a retired editor from NEWSDAY.  Long time readers might remember my discussing some of our conversations and emails.  He was a close friend and advisor to Cuomo.  Interesting that in his “eulogy” he really does not make the case for sainthood for him.  In fact, well, you read for yourself and let me know what YOU think.)

(LAST THING, I PROMISE:  A new book is published “Baptized by Fire: A Lighting of the Soul” by Joe Brazzle.  http://www.amazon.com/Baptized-Fire-Lighting-Joe-Brazzle/dp/1500107255/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420400298&sr=8-1&keywords=baptized+by+fire  It is a self-published book and it is very modestly priced.   Rather than tell you about the book, one of my good friends served with him.  Here are two excerpts of my friend’s words.

“Full disclosure: I know Joe Brazzle extremely well, so I may be a bit biased in this review of his book.

I was Joe’s Drill Sergeant when he went through 12B OSUT at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He stood out, even as Private Brazzle, as a man who understood leadership, dedication, perseverance, honesty, and selfless service.

After completing training Joe was assigned to Fort Hood, TX; and I completed my time as a Drill Sergeant and then did a year in Korea. After completing my tour in Korea I was assigned back to Fort Bragg, NC to the best company of paratroopers who ever strapped on a T-10. One of the young Team Leaders in my Platoon was Joe Brazzle. That was in 2000 and we continued to serve together (I was his Platoon Sergeant and 1SG for just over 8 years) until I left Bragg to go to the United States Army Sergeants’ Major Academy in 2008. I basically watched him grow from Private to Sergeant First Class.

We deployed together three times and I think I have more time getting shot at with him than with anybody else. Rockets, mortars, small arms fire…we were there together, and although I know he was just as afraid as any other sane human being, I never saw him flinch in the face of danger. As a Soldier he was a professional, and he continues to display all of those characteristics in his new life “after the army”.

Tammy and I are also the God Parents to his two beautiful daughters.

On August 17th, 2007 I had just been reassigned to HHD, 20th EN BDE, pending my attendance to USASMA. I was at home, grilling a steak on my back porch and I decided to call Brazz because I knew he was sweating his ass off at the demo range (Range 47). I wasn’t expecting an answer because they were on the range so I left a voice mail where I told him that while he was sweating his ass off on the range, I was drinking a beer and grilling a steak. I remember closing the message with, “Call me back when you get home; love you man”.

I had no idea that the next time I would see him he would be hooked up to machines that were keeping him alive.

Within 10 minutes of leaving him that voice mail message my phone rang and it was one of the other Soldiers from my old company. This Soldier was at the demo range and witnessed the accident that injured Brazz and the other Soldiers. He told me that the MEDEVAC had been called and although alive, Joe was not doing well.

I got a hold of Samantha (Joe’s beautiful wife) and while Tammy watched his daughter Rhea at our home, I drove Sam to the hospital in Chapel Hill.

This book is not only a story of his personal spiritual recovery, but a lessons-learned to all of us who have faced adversity or hardships in life.

The book talks about accepting yourself, forgiving others, being proactive and so much more. In short; you do not have to be a wounded warrior to learn something from this book. We can all learn something from it

The link for it at Amazon is (above). This is a self-published book so Joe isn’t making much money from it, but the $8.09 is well worth the minimal cost for the lessons it teaches.

Please buy this book now and learn these lessons now before you HAVE to lean them on your own later.”

 

That was followed with: “Brazz is an awesome man; we should all aspire to be the husband and father that he is. He went through a very tough time recovering from this. He lost his right eye, had a huge chunk of his left calf blown off, suffered flash burns all over his body. I have lots of friends, but only two who I would trust the lives of my wife and son to. He is one of them.”

As a favor to me, if you can spare a few bucks for an inspiring and uplifting book and help a Vet at the same time I could greatly appreciate it.  I am not asking for myself but for someone who is need.  As I would do for any of you.)

 

PRAYER  LIST. Please if it is in your heart and belief to pray for one’s healing, kindly keep these folks in your prayers: George, Marilyn, Brigid Vogt, Billy Copeland, Steven Moore, Annette S, Mrs. Schoelkoph, Meghan Shipley, my dear pal Manny Cirenza, William “Bill” Cates, your very own Precious, SFC Richard Creasey (RET), Vinny D’Amico, John Nault, David Keith, Ugo Baroni, Dr. Jim Van Ostrand, Vairee Pruitt,  Laura Kirk Mergens, 6 year old Christopher,  Larry Zontini, Chuck Wallace, Frank Kitzerow, Alfred Croix, Mr. Smith (Kim’s dad), Tracey (Nam Vet, friend of Chris), Jon and Heidi Anderson, Mary Rose and Bill Schwarz, Regina, Jason Shamblen (28 years old diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer), my dear friend Father Tony Heinlein

Requiescat in pace: Ron Bridel, Ross McGillis, Eddie Montalvo, my very close pal Al Bukofzer, Bob Bukias, Tom McGuckin, Kate Mulligan, Susan Simpson, Norman Allen Hansen, SGT Shawn Farrell (KIA Afghanistan), dear long-time friend Billy “BMT” Harning, Guitar great and old pal Johnny Winter, Robin Williams, Tucky Coles, Greg, 10 year old cancer patient Jules, Greg (friend of Lana), Bernice Croix, SGT Franklin Corley, Bernhild Corey, Bobby Keys, Bob Moulder, Sr., my old friend Joe Cocker,  NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos, Eli Asbury Beeler (94 year old WWI Vet.  Job well done, Sir!), Dan Anderson

 

Any others who are sick or recently deceased and you wish prayers, please ask.

THE FOLLOWING WILL REMAIN AT THE END OF EVERY ISSUE UNTIL I decide otherwise…..

If it is in your heart (which it should be) and in your ability (which I hope it is) that you will take a moment and think of our brave men and women serving our Country.

If you can send a package, that would be wonderful. If you need any guidance on this, please contact me for details. If nothing else, I am sure that it is within everyone’s ability to send them a card with a “thank you for your service” sentiment included. Maybe a prepaid phone card might be something you can slip in the card as well.

OS2 – Anthony Magri OPS/01

USS NEW YORK LPD 21

FPO AA       34092-1721

If any of you have anyone serving particularly in Afghanistan or anywhere else, please let me know and I will add their name here.

********

I am John and I approve this message!

Be strong, keep the faith and pray. (While you can.)

God Bless

John

Legal-Extra-American-American

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WHERE THE NOTRE DAME SPEECH IS DISCUSSED:

http://www.crusadereport.com/2015/01/02/mario-cuomo-the-catholic-liberal-icon-who-supported-abortion-rights/

ARTICLE FROM NEWSDAY FROM ONE OF CUOMO’S CLOSE FRIENDS:

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/mario-cuomo-a-politician-you-could-love-bob-keeler-1.9766571

(Re: The mention of the “suscipiat.  I recall the “Suscipiat” from when I was an altar boy.  “Suscipiat Dominus sacrificium de minibus tuis, ad laudem et gloriam nominus sui, ad utilitatem quoque nostrum, totiusque ecclesiae suae sanctae.”  Post Vatican II fans will know this as the part of the Offertory which goes “May the Lord accept this sacrifice  at your hands….”)

It’s Back! Saturday Short Stack #14

 “Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

 “I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

 Genesis 3:19

 

My Friends and Fellow Mystified:

Some years ago, I managed a large stereo shop on Sunset Blvd in Hollyweird.  Yes, it was long and far ago and it was as weird as one could imagine.

The employees were, shall we say, “characters”, to be charitable.  I will not go into any of their personalities, foibles, proclivities, addictions and predilections but suffice it to say anything you can imagine can and did happen there.  (I lived it and I don’t believe half of what I saw!)

But that is not critical but for one person.

There was a salesman, we shall call him “Desmond” but that was not his real name. In fact, or reasons what will become abundantly obvious in a moment, there is no reason to remember him.

“Desmond” was a PITA, universally disliked and barely tolerated by the crew, from the stock guy to yours truly, El Jefe Grande. In fact, he was treated, for the greater part and deservedly so, like a red-headed step child, like a rented mule.  Yes, his abuse was well-earned and self-created.

One day a customer came in. Not his first time into the shop.  He prolly knew the high esteem with which “Desmond” was not held.  In the middle of some kind of sales presentation the customer called “Desmond” an a**h***. And, to be fair, “Desmond” prolly earned it.

With that, “Peter” (I shall call him Peter as I think that was his name) flew over a railing and got between “Desmond” and the perspicacious customer.  (Peter shared a home with another guy who also worked for me.  They were characters.  They lived in the sticks on the other side of the Hollywood Hills on the way to Ventura.  Kinda looked like the set of “The Rifleman.”  May have been.  They looked like extras from “Zero Dark Thirty” or “Sole Survivor.”)

Peter got up in the customers grille and basically told him not to call “Desmond” an A-H or any name.

As mentioned, the customer knew the drill with “Desmond” and did not see the error in calling him a name.  That was the point he tried to make to Peter, as he was sizing up the customer deciding which limb to rip off first.

Peter laser focused right into the customer’s eyes and said “’Desmond’ might be an A-H, but he is OUR A-H and you have no right to call him that. Now apologize to him and leave.”
It is a pretty well-known fact that Biff is not held in the highest regard by those who have read the Constitution and/or who hold jobs and pay taxes.  Sure, the Entitlecrats love the heck out of him.  But it is we they ought to love as it is the sweat of our brows that are paying their freight!

I mean, if Biff signed an Executive Order seceding Hawaii from the Nation and declaring himself King of Hawaii, or Dictator or Queen for a Day or whatever and decided to stay there forever, I am pretty sure that few would shed a tear and more than a few would be willing to chip in a few bucks every year to make sure he stayed there.

A boy can dream, can’t he?

But until he leaves elected office, he is still the president. (If he decides to overstay his welcome, which I posit is a real possibility, then all bets are off.)

For what it is worth, irrespective of my feelings for Biff, I take great umbrage when a possibly inbred mentally deficient, cold-blooded killer of the most oppressive regime on Earth refers to Biff as a monkey.  Not once but twice in the past few months. (I am referring of course to Vallery Ja… er I mean Kim Jong-Un.)

Yes, Biff may be a despicable creature and all the accoutrements which come with that sobriquet but like “Desmond”, he is OUR despicable creature and some adipose poor excuse for a lesbian-wedding-suit-model had no right to call him any name.  (Not judgin’, just sayin’.)

The idea of threatening to bomb them would only result in billions of dollars of improvements.  Not for anything but if you ever saw a picture of the world at night, you will see lights all over American, much of Canada, Europe and so forth.  The only inhabited land on the face of the planet which is as dark as the Hilderbeast’s soul is North Korea.

(That is a little unfair.  Virtually ANY Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, Marxist or Communist’s name could be used in place of the Hilderbeast.)

Apparently Kim Jong-Un is a supreme “leader” of some 4th world nation.  You would think that he and Biff would be kindred spirits.  After all, it seems like Biff’s plan is to make the US as prosperous as is North Korea.

North Korea’s top enterprises appear to be prison camps and sitting the dark.  Little known fact, ANYONE can be sentenced to a prison camp.  From what I gather no one gets out alive.  (And, if some poor child is born in a prison camp, said child will eventually die in the prison camp.  Even a poor baby born there, free of any crime, will spend their life on Earth in a gulag.  [Stedman is taking notes.])

I am sure Biff would like some hints from Un on how to accomplish this.

Then add to the mix, the Un had his “girlfriend” executed for “pornography.”  I am a little nervous to know what passes for smut in the DPRK.  Yet, they see Dennis “The Worm” Rodman as some kind of hero.

Starting to make sense now?

The good news is that it is unlikely that Biff will declare war on DPRK.  Un is a bigger bully than is Biff and when out-bullied, a weaker bully will always back down. And, after all, what do we have to lose by just backing down by doing nothing?

I mean, they do not produce any goods, services or anything of use, much like the Democrat National Committee. And they are not storming our borders with future undocumented Democrat voters. So, they bring nothing to the table.

But I will leave you with this.

I was watching a year in review show the other night and it was fascinating in two respects, three if you count the obvious.

What I noticed was that there was crisis after crisis all year long and each and every one of them disappeared as quickly and mysteriously as they appeared. For example, Ebola came to our Country. One of the most deadly and contagious diseases in earth.  (Not the most contagious but close enough for jazz.)  Biff this, Biff that and as quick as it arrived and every one had their knickers in a knot, poof, the scare was over.

And nothing more to it, unless it was a dry run of some sort or that it was yet another distraction.

The other thing was one of omission.  Despite all the brouhaha about this and that, there was ZERO talk about the IRS cases of targeting certain groups, of the testimony of Lerner and others as they “allegedly” perjured themselves, of the Benghazi hearings, or the VA SNAFUs, the trade for the deserter Bergdahl and what happened to the high value targets we gave up, of that loose cannon Gruber blowing the lid off the lie that is OBAMA’s OBAMACARE and more.

Then again, that brings us to the third: That being the complicity of the SRMFM. After all why would they talk about IRS, OBAMACARE, Benghazi and more when the contrived, and manufactured in many cases, crises only purpose was to distract from them?

(I believe it was George Orwell who said: “Journalism is printing what someone does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”)

So, when Kim Jung Un calls Biff a “monkey”, what is the rest of the story? And is this not just another distraction.

And again, Biff may be a lot of things, few if any worth a hoot, but it is not for some tin-horn dictator of some 4th world country to call him any names. (I guess there are no mirrors in your worker’s paradise, eh, Un?) Biff may not much or less but he is OUR not much or less.  Please make a note of it.

 

PRAYER  LIST. Please if it is in your heart and belief to pray for one’s healing, kindly keep these folks in your prayers: George, Marilyn, Brigid Vogt, Billy Copeland, Steven Moore, Annette S, Mrs. Schoelkoph, Meghan Shipley, my dear pal Manny Cirenza, William “Bill” Cates, your very own Precious, SFC Richard Creasey (RET), Vinny D’Amico, John Nault, David Keith, Ugo Baroni, Dr. Jim Van Ostrand, Vairee Pruitt,  Laura Kirk Mergens, 6 year old Christopher,  Larry Zontini, Chuck Wallace, Frank Kitzerow, Alfred Croix, Mr. Smith (Kim’s dad), Tracey (Nam Vet, friend of Chris), Jon and Heidi Anderson, Dan Anderson (just diagnosed with cancer that has spread through his entire body), Mary Rose and Bill Schwarz, Regina, Jason Shamblen (28 years old diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer)

Requiescat in pace: Ron Bridel, Ross McGillis, Eddie Montalvo, my very close pal Al Bukofzer, Bob Bukias, Tom McGuckin, Kate Mulligan, Susan Simpson, Norman Allen Hansen, SGT Shawn Farrell (KIA Afghanistan), dear long-time friend Billy “BMT” Harning, Guitar great and old pal Johnny Winter, Robin Williams, Tucky Coles, Greg, 10 year old cancer patient Jules, Greg (friend of Lana), Bernice Croix, SGT Franklin Corley, Bernhild Corey, Bobby Keys, Bob Moulder, Sr., my old friend Joe Cocker,  NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos, Eli Asbury Beeler (94 year old WWII Vet.  Job well done, Sir!)

Any others who are sick or recently deceased and you wish prayers, please ask.

THE FOLLOWING WILL REMAIN AT THE END OF EVERY ISSUE UNTIL I decide otherwise…..

If it is in your heart (which it should be) and in your ability (which I hope it is) that you will take a moment and think of our brave men and women serving our Country.

If you can send a package, that would be wonderful. If you need any guidance on this, please contact me for details. If nothing else, I am sure that it is within everyone’s ability to send them a card with a “thank you for your service” sentiment included. Maybe a prepaid phone card might be something you can slip in the card as well.

OS2 – Anthony Magri OPS/01

USS NEW YORK LPD 21

FPO AA       34092-1721

If any of you have anyone serving particularly in Afghanistan or anywhere else, please let me know and I will add their name here.

********

I am John and I approve this message!

Be strong, keep the faith and pray. (While you can.)

God Bless

John

Legal-Extra-American-American

PS: As always, I appreciate and welcome your thoughts, ideas, comments or criticisms. To be added to the mailing list or for any other communications, either hit “REPLY” from this email or send under separate cover with the word “FISH” in the subject line to:  Jaksavin@aol.com .  If you no longer wish to receive this please send an email with the word “DELETE” in the subject line.