Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Memorial Day”

THE daily fish…

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

 

My Dear Friends and Fellow Patriots:

I rarely eat leftovers, I gen’ly do not watch reruns of TV shows, there are very few movies and books that I have enjoyed more than once. That said, it is odd that I would repeat a THE DAILY FISH. Most of the FISH I have written, I suppose, I could improve upon, but this is one of the few that stands out that there is little room for significant improvement. I have not altered it in any way save to change the lapse of time since the last one. I feel the same emotion reading this today as I did when first I wrote it.

As the circulation of this little thing of ours has grown in the past year, I would reckon that there are a fair number of you have not seen this before and I posit that many who have read it before will anew appreciate the sentiment contained within.

That said, respect Memorial Day but remember the reason for it!

 

My Friends and Fellow Patriots:

Many of you long time readers know that there are a few things that are very special and close to me. You also know that, regardless of what is going on in the world, in our Country, in our backyards, that we have to stop and take pause for a moment and make sure we are shipshape, squared-away, flying right, on top of things, or whatever. In these cases I write a THE DAILY FISH to make sure we do this a few times a year. This is one of them.

On Mother’s Day, I drove out to Calverton National Cemetery here on Long Island. My dad, a WWII and Korea vet was buried there some 30 years ago. Not that long ago, mom joined him and Mother’s Day was her 11th anniversary there.

Like most national cemeteries, Calverton is in great shape, easy to get around, well maintained and if it was not such a bitter-sweet place, you would enjoy going there. Most days, other than the all-too-many funerals, it is quiet and no matter where you are you are almost always alone. Holidays are a bit different and on Mother’s Day I noticed a far higher number of flowers on the graves.

Other than on Father’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving Day and very few others do you see much decoration on the graves. Sometimes I think that is the way it ought to be; solemn, serene and reflective. On other days it is good to see flowers and flags festooning the final resting spots of so many of our heroes and in many cases members of their families. Our heroes, though gone, still are part of the American Family and many of them have paid the ultimate price so that we can live as we do. It is right and proper that we recognize and honor them with flowers and flags.

There are national cemeteries all over our country, and in fact, all over the world. I am sure that there is one not too far from you, if you stopped to take a look*. Maybe you know of one, or, like me, have loved ones buried in one or more, but if nothing else, there are fields upon fields of the final resting places of our heroes.

Many of these great Americans left their cities and towns, friends and family and traveled to the far reaches of the Earth so that we could enjoy all with which God has so richly blessed us. Most came back home, took off their Ike Jackets, Cammies, Dixie Cups and so forth and continued their lives until their natural end.

Others came home in bags and boxes, having made the supreme sacrifice in a foreign land. Some others suffered great injuries that accelerated their eventual demise. But no matter what level of sacrifice they gave, they all gave.

There is a bumper sticker that is, I hesitate to say is “popular”, referring to the brave FDNY heroes who perished on 9-11 that reads: “All Gave Some, Some Gave All.” Without fear of compromising the sacrifices made by “New York’s Bravest”, that is a sentiment that ought to be conferred upon all veterans as well.

I am going to eschew politicizing this issue for a moment, as this transcends politics or, at least, ought to. We are all affected and effected by the actions and sacrifices of our vets and we owe them all a debt far greater than we can ever repay. Even we vets owe our brother and sister vets the same, and in many cases a far higher, debt of gratitude.

One of the best and easiest things we can do is to fly our Flag from our houses. Or, on our cars. Or, on your jacket lapel. Or, like me, all of the above. I do not know about you but I get a sense of pride every time I see our Flag and recite the Pledge. And, is there a greater song than the Star Spangled Banner? Brings a tear to my eye. But that comes as natural to me and many others as a result of service to our country.

But there is more that we can do and I really do not want to get all preachy here or holier-than-thou but too many of us take too many of us for granted. If you have an iota of respect for our Flag and that which it represents, please, PLEASE, do something a little different this year if you do not celebrate Memorial Day in any manner other than having a cook-out.

If you are religious, perhaps there is a service at your house of worship you can attend. If there is a parade in your community, as there is one in mine, if you do not participate in it, please, turn out and show your support for those who do. While it is not Veterans Day, maybe you might wish to visit a local Veterans home or hospital. After all, those who we remember on Memorial Day ARE all vets!

One of the things I get the greatest satisfaction doing is the laying of Flags at Long Island National Cemetery, or as we locals call it, Pinelawn. I am not sure of the exact number but there are more than 330,000 vets and family members of vets buried here.

Arriving at first light on the Saturday before Memorial Day, the groups gather at various parts of the cemetery. AMVETS, VFW, American Legion, groups of Nam vets and now the latest groups are those from the Middle East conflicts. There are also Boy and Girl Scouts, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Moose and other fraternal and civic groups pitching in.

They will gather at their appointed location and generally have some kind of small service to set the tone for the solemnity of their duty and for respect and commemoration of those whom they honor. The Flags are provided by the cemetery and are placed in large crates spaced so that you can grab a few bundles, decorate the graves and by the time you need more Flags, there is another huge crate nearby loaded with Flags.

The folks take a few bundles of the Flags and generally work in teams of 3 or so, leap-frogging over the others as they place a Flag at the center of each headstone. Many people take half of a tennis ball for the purposes of pushing the Flag in to the ground. Here in New York even in May, the ground can still be hard. Or rain-soaked. Or something else. But no matter what, it is hallowed ground acting as a sentinel over the remains of thousands upon thousands of American Heroes.

We may have up to a hundred in our group and while I do not know the exact number of Flags that we lay, it is likely over 10,000. That may sound like a lot of Flags but it is only a hundred or so person. And, we get it done in less than an hour. In fact, just before sun up there is scarcely a Flag to be seen and only a few hours later, all 330,000-plus graves have been decorated.

It is truly an amazing sight to see, acres and acres of rows upon rows of white pillars, laid out with great precision, each one with a small American Flag placed at the center of the headstones. If this does not make you proud to be an American, there is something wrong with you. And, it is nearly impossible to look at the fields of fluttering Flags in front of their white sentinels and not think of the American Hero that each one represents.

I am sure that many of you do this already. I am equally certain that many more of you have actually wondered how all the Flags got there in the first place. I hope that some of you will be so impressed with this duty that you, too, may wish to get involved and get a great sense of accomplishment.

It is easy to do.

If you already belong to one of the service, civic or fraternal organizations, check with someone to see if your particular post, chapter, council or whatever is involved and then you can volunteer. If your group does not participate or you do not belong to any of these organizations, I am sure you know someone who does and ask that person if they decorate the graves for Memorial Day. If you strike out on both of these counts, you can contact the administrator at the cemetery near you and I am sure that they can either put you in touch with some organization or that they have a cadre that they field for this event.

So, please take a moment and say a silent prayer for all of those who served so valiantly and are in their final resting place. Take a moment and reflect on the sacrifices that they made. Then ask yourself, will it be just burgers and beers this Memorial Day as usual or will you take a little time out of your day off and will you do a little something for those who served so you can have the freedoms that we all enjoy.

And, while you are saying that little prayer, don’t forget those who are currently serving, especially those in harm’s way.

God Bless, God Speed and Thank you for serving.

* If you are interested in finding a national cemetery, here is a link: www.cem.va.gov/cem/cems_nmc.asp

 

PRAYER LIST: All those current and past who served our Country and were wounded in any manner, especially those in battle.  And an extra prayer for those who have returned and have scars and injuries that no one can see but are just as debilitating.

Requiescat in pace:  All those who have served our Country since day one especially those who have perished on the field of battle and particularly who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of their brothers in arms.  And an extra prayer for the 22 Vets who take their own lives every day and with the hope that your prayers might bring that number down tomorrow and the next day.

“Nothing in Moderation”

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

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

FEDERALIST 51

 

My Friends & Fellow Radicals:

“Moderate: Noun: average in amount, intensity, quality or degree.  Syns: tame, soft, neutral, tolerant, compromising, restrained.”

Indeed, all the things I want… in a dentist office.

None of the things I want in a regular person or especially a politician.  (Of course I am demanding that those same “regular people” are good, moral and intellectually honest people.  Sorry Libs, Snowfakes, Antifas and the rest.)

One thing I could never be accused of is being “moderate.”  Back in the day, to me nothing exceeded like excess.  I drank too much, drove too fast, did everything too-too.  If it was worth doing, in my book, it was worth over-doing.

How I lived this long is a mystery to me and medical science.

Even today, when I should know better I still over-do many things.  (Many of them are not as destructive as in the past, such as working out and volunteering, but…)

I do not have a gray area.  Or a very, very little one.  Black/White, Left/Right, Wrong/Right, Liberal/Right and so on.

As it is written in Revelation 3:15-16: “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

Well, that got my attention.

Or, as I say about Liberals (and/or Moderates): “Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.”  (And THAT is your linkage to Libs and Moderates.)

That is not to say that you are not free to change your mind or opinion, as long as you can defend such a change.

Libs can’t.

Recall a few months back, the Left were clamoring for Comey to be fired.  DJT did just that now they have their panties in a wad.  The women as well.

This was not a change of heart, there was no new exculpatory evidence to negate their previous stand.  They hated Comey before when he was investigating the Beast, not that he threw the indictment under the bus.

The Right was PO’d at that.  But, unlike the Left, we did not riot in the street or loot a Cabelas.

They are not PO’d about that now but that some puppet master spouted the lie that DJT fired Comey because he would not back down from the alleged Russian Connection.

(This may come as a shock to the Left but the FBI director does not actually investigate cases. And, as we are getting back to normalcy and honesty in gum’mint, the Director’s boss, the AG, does not either.  [Unlike Lex Luther and Stedman who used the FBI to do much of their bag work or, conversely, ignored their recommendations.])

A Moderate does not believe in God, but wants to go to Heaven.

A Moderate thinks that “woman’s health” means that it is OK to kill unborn women.

A Moderate thinks that every POS on death row is a sacred life.  However, the most innocent of all, the unborn, are disposable masses of cells.

(Beating that same horse one more time, a Moderate says “we do not know when life begins” [guess what, we do] but is willing to ignore that and murder babies.)

A Moderate embraces homosexuality (and by definition, since they are feckless, they all ought to be bi-sexual), ignoring the fact that it is forbidden under the Decalogue.

A Moderate thinks we should welcome Muslim “immigrants” to our shores, ignoring 1400 years of history and a more recent look at Europe.

A Moderate is too dim to realize that left to run its natural course, the Muzzies will kill all those they see as sexual deviants.  (So much for a lot of Hollweird and almost all of Broadway.)

 

Moderates are the cause of most of the ills of the day.

Moderate Rachel Carson, and her lie-filled book “Silent Spring” was instrumental in getting DDT banned.  Sure some birds lived and billions of tiny flying bugs as well, but was directly responsible to the deaths of millions in Africa because of those bugs.  (I wrote an issue on this years ago.)

When I was at school there were very few 7th or 8th grade girls (say 12-14 years old) who had any semblance of breasts.  Today, you have ten-year olds sporting D-Cups.  (I am being observant and not prurient.)

Back then one out of twenty-four hundred kids had Autism.  But 2000 is was one in two hundred and fifty. In the US today, it is one in sixty-eight (and as disturbing that is, South Korea’s rate is almost double that.)

And, not for nothing, how many kids today are “diagnosed” with HDD, ADHD, LS/MFT or some such crap and are medicated to calmness?  I would wager that many of my friends, including yours truly, would have been diagnosed as such back the in the 50s and 60s?

Back then we were “hyperactive” or the like and nothing that a few whaps with a belt at home or a paddle at school did not straighten out.

Now, I am not a scientist nor do I play one on TV, but I am sure there is some sort of connection.

I am sure there is a good-intentioned “Moderate”, a la Rachel Carson, who thought putting something in food, water, vaccinations or the like was a great idea.  (Ever read “Brave New World”?  And before you think that is a stretch, did we not just live through at least eight years of “1984”?)

So now we have over-medicated, mentally and physically challenged/altered kids, the girls with large breasts and, based on the rape reports from grade schools, boys similarly “advanced.”

I am not even going to go near the idea of sexual identity where the parents that gave their kid a sex-change operation for its tenth birthday were late to the party as now they are discussing that mutilation for kids as young as six-years old.

And let’s put that in perspective.

There is a faction, albeit small, but vocal and connected, who have proposed that abortion could be performed up to the eighteenth (or, twenty-third trimester depending on how you count.)  Yes, they posit that a child is not truly sapient until he or she is five-years old. (Tell that to Mozart’s parents.)

So what the heck happens in that twelve-month span when a kid no longer facing a demise in the bottom of a medical waste bin (no, you can’t bury it, it was aborted, not murdered, big difference) (that was dripping with sarcasm) to the point that he or she is now bright enough to realize God made a mistake?

Are you seeing a trend here?

There are two types of Liberals/Moderates in the world.

There is the small percentage who are pulling the levers and twisting the knobs in the most horrific and anti-moral way in order to wrest control of the seats of governments and control over the proles, and the larger percentage who are altruistic to the point of danger who are too bleeding stupid to spend five seconds vetting what they are told to see if it is true.

Even “Crazy Lady” (as I refer to Nasty Pelosi when I Tweet to her) has walked back some of her statements of late.

OK, there is a reason for this preface.

As I have said many times before, I am not particularly bright for the most part. But I have been blessed with a different brain.  I seem to be observant to things and trends and my non-linear thinking (technically “a visual-spatial cognitive”) permits me to see relationships in a more abstract way. (“More Ritalin, please, Mom!”)

As most of you know I do not rely on any one source or even one side.  Even the lies and the liars on the Left are a rich vein of intel as invariably there will be other data to trip them up. (Id Est: Comey)  Ergo, I read articles, comment, Tweets, Facebook and other social media looking for anomalies.

One of the latest I have seen in too many places to be coincidence (and you know how I feel about “coincidences”) is the use of the word Moderate and it enhancement.   Yet, oddly to some and not at all to observers, those using the descriptive “moderate” do so in the past tense.

“Yes, I used to be a moderate but I am leaning more to the Democrats (or liberals, if they have a scintilla of honesty, or “the Left”, if they are given to Freudian Slips.)

I assure you, 122.57% of these former “Moderates” voted for the Beast/Socialist Sanders last year and Biff at least twice.

‘I saw Trump as a moderate but now I see him veering hard Right (or, Alt-Right.)”

Yeah…… sure.  I do not know about you but I still do not see DJT as a Conservative.    In fact as he seems to be ticking off people on both sides of the aisle, he might actually BE a moderate.

There is something that someone on the Right or the Left can say (apart from everything else) that they like that DJT did.  Not everything, some, at least one thing.

There is NOTHING that anyone on the Right can say “You know, maybe I got Biff all wrong, I really like what he did there.”

There nothing, zip, diddly-squat, Sweet Fanny Annie, bupkis, nada, zero or any term of your choosing, with which any Conservative could agree that Biff did right.

I am not sure why here is an upsurge of the use of this word.  I may be wrong but I think it is some sort of a defense mechanism.

The SGRMF are less trustworthy than Tijuana tap water, even the Beast seems to be keeping her distance for the greater degree.  What I think is occurring that even the wingnuts on the Left realize that but are too ashamed to come to Jesus and move to the Right.  What they do instead is “admit” they are moving to the Left, when in reality they do no such think.

“Yes I am a moderate, and I am open enough to consider both sides.  As bad as Schemer is with his lies, as totally unhinged as Nasty Pelosi, Muddy Waters and Spreading Bull are and that the DNC is now run by an admitted socialist, I just can’t get past those long ties that Trump wears. That is why I joined Antifas.”

Of course, they believe this, they will believe any bovine scatology that makes them feel good irrespective of its relationship with the truth.

What say you?  Am I too harsh? Ought I “moderate” my opinions….

 

“Here We Go Again, Again, Part 3”

THE daily fish…

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

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

FEDERALIST 51

 

My Friends & Fellow Xenophobes:

When we left off, we went over David Rockefeller, George Soros, the OSF, the litany of anti-American groups they supported and the miracle of DJT winning despite the cards being stacked, the dice loaded, a brake on the roulette wheel and the referees, judges and umpires paid off.

I guess that is why the Beast lives in the wood now.

Despite the fact that the Beast could not fill more than a pair of shoes, for some odd reason, hundreds of thousands sore-losers, whiners and assorted DJT haters “magically” appeared in Washington the day after the inauguration.

It makes no difference the number, some say every living creature what ever lived was there, or a few hundred thousands, the bottom line is that even at the low end of the range, more people showed up to protest DJT than appeared at every one of the Beast’s rallies, combined.

These were not just the “shucks we lost” gang. In their numbers were rioters (hundreds arrested), destroyers of Shariabucks, sorry, Starbucks, and Bank of America buildings (both YUGE lefty supporters, odd no?), wimmens with childrens carrying signs with the worst profanity on them, harassing the police, defecating on the street and leaving the place messier than environmental protestors at a pipeline.

What is very, very telling were the responses by the unwashed masses when interviewed by the SGRFM when asked why they were there and for whom they voted.

The reasons why varied between DJT stole the election (bigly untrue), that he did not win because the Beast got more votes (allegedly true, but these civics scholars have no idea about the Constitution), to he is Hitler (nope, fair haired, no mustache, heterosexual), to ties to Big Business (er, the Beast has been in bed with Wall Street and Big Bidness forever), to he does not know what he is doing  (and let’s assume they think the Beast does.  Look at what SHE did.  Really, a reason to vote FOR DJT.)

You get the point.

But the when asked for whom they voted the three top answers was “The Beast” (and meant it), “the beast” (and they were lying) and “I did not vote.”  (Yes, a handful said “Socialist Sanders” or “Mental Case Stein”, but they were also mumbling a lot of other things and complaining that their tin-foil pyramid hats were too tight.)

My unscientific, but I wager accurate, data suggest more than half of the protesters did not vote or did not vote for the Beast.

So, what would cause hundreds of thousands of peeps to show up in DC at the same time to protest a President who has been in the gig for less than a day?

And let’s look at one other thing, there were three times as many bus permits (some 1300) for the protest than the inauguration (under 400).

How does THAT happen?

But none of those things bother me as much as what is not asked (as far as we know), what is not answered (as far as we know) and what is not reported (that we do know.)

When the tools of the SGRFM were answered by the PITA on the street that they did not vote for anyone, why were they not asked “then why are you here creating a disturbance?”

(I have a FB battle going on with some room-temperature IQ folks on CNN’s page over the useless Jake Tapper.  That could be a whole ‘nother issue.)

I have a friend who is a lawyer.  He told me ages ago that the two questions a lawyer will ask is one that the answer makes no difference or the one where he already knows the answer.  Lawyers hate to be surprised.

The flip of that coin is an honest reporter.

The questions those rare birds ask are the ones that DO make a difference and the ones to which they DO NOT know the answer.

Today’s Liberal “journalist” is off the charts.

The questions they do ask are the ones they are TOLD to ask and the ones they DO NOT ask are the ones that would put the Left in a bad light (or the Right in a good light.)

So, absent of the raw footage or a first person report, we have no idea what questions were asked but we do know that if a snowflake answered that she (either way) did not vote, we will never know that persons reason for attending.

(The SGRFM would never allow any possible or putative chink in the armor of the Lefty’s to be aired.)

What we DO know is that this was not a flash mob, this was not a spontaneous gathering of like-addle-minded folk.

This was a bought and Soros paid for protest with the singular goal of undermining the new President, embarrassing him and stealing his thunder.

Job well done!

But it was not finished yet.

Despite alternating stepping on his own foot and doing something brilliant, thanks to DJT, stocks gained, the deficit shrank and employment increased among other things.  (Imagine if the SGRFM shut up, stayed out of the way and did their job honestly?)

What to Soros and the rest of the creeps do?

Well, they had another party! This one world-wide.  And to give it more gravitas, they called it “The Day of the Women.”

They wanted suffrage!

These idiots already have it, but as they are 1) too dim to know the word 2) assumed it meant something else or 3) will do anything for a buck, they showed up en masse and far, far too many in va-jay-jay outfits or hats.

Not seen on TV or print were various “interviews” by peeps on the right “tricking” stupid people into ending woman’s suffrage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQJQ–T4U0c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceXT8zJE7ys

Yes, that is unfair but the fact remains that one of the biggest reasons given for attending that portable slum was for women’s suffrage.

I posit that 90% or more of those who gave that response were exemplified by the people in the links.  All they know is that “suffrage” was something they were supporting or fighting, made no difference as long as they made noise, created disturbances and that they got paid.

Paid?

Yes, paid.

Soros et al staged this assault world-wide at a cost of a quarter of a BILLION dollars.

Let that sink in.

Soros can drop $250,000,000.00 and get exactly zero monetary return and he is fine with it.

To him, it is a cost of doing business.  I am sure he figgers at the end of the day when his dream of world control comes to fruition, this will be money well spent.

Our job is to make sure he fails at every step of the way.

Back to the gathering.

One truly needs to go to the Folsom Street Fair to find a more disgusting and reprobate spectacle than what was offered that day.  (If you are not familiar with the Folsom Street Fair, you should look it up, it is infra dig for me to describe it.  You will be shocked and offended.  You have been warned.)

Look, I am not a prude and I am not easily offended by most things in the correct setting.  What offends me are men and women wearing lady-parts costumes and hats on the streets.  What offends me are people walking down the street with signs with every possible filthy word and phrase on them with the vilest signs directed to DJT and his family.

But as bad as the outfits and signs were, the fact that many of these “adults” had little children in tow, some of them dressed as the “adult” and carrying filthy signs.

The SGRFM could have chosen not to have covered these events.  Of course that would never had happened as they were designed to embarrass DJT.   They could have exercised a modicum of decency and civility by not showing the signs or blotting out the offensive words.  If you looked closely you could see that there were “attempts” to mitigate these signs on TV.  But as they “tried” so often, you know their heart was just not in it.

The worst thing was not a woman but a male.  (He is not a man, he thinks he is a tough guy, but he is not, he is a coward.)  I am sure most of you have seen this picture.   Here is this male wearing an outlandish cross-dressing outfit (that he appeared VERY comfortable wearing) suggesting the sundry lady-parts, with a sign with the words “You want to grab my P***y?” (obviously a swipe at DJT) and he is holding the hand of two small children.

What makes it OK to expose children to this kind of lascivious and disgusting exhibition?

Why were the police not instructed to arrest anyone in possession of a profane sign or wearing questionable attire if they have kids with them?

What else must go on in the homes of these reprobates if they are comfortable acting like this in public? Laws aside you would hope that people would at least have the common sense to leave their kids at home.  If they can organize events of this size, they can organize baby-sitters while the parents are out making perfect assess of themselves.

To the point, Soros et al funded these events.  No, he did not pay everyone who showed up at these events but he did pay some, he did pay for organization, he prolly paid for transportation and so on.

(He is also paying rousers of rabble to “attend” the town meetings for the MOCs, especially those with an “R” after their names.  You can look that up.  There is a script, SOP manual and so forth on how to disrupt meetings. Oh, and cash.)

I do not know anyone who went to the post-innaugration melee or the Wimmens March.  I do know people who attended the Inauguration and the Pro-Life march. For that I am grateful.

You see, this only proves my point that liberalism is a mental defect.

What kind of parent would expose their child to any part of any of that?  What kind of parent would take their kid to it?  (I would not be the least bit sad it some law enforcement agency started to look at the video and start “talking” to these “adults.”)

…More to come

          

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZZklPnVs-Y