The "O" Word
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How Did We Get Here?

January 15th, 2017 . by Cary

How many times have you heard that since the results of the election have been finalized? How many times have you heard that since the Electoral College worked the way it was designed, and it was announced that Donald Trump would be the next President of the United States?

Appropriation of another culture: “Yes, we can.” – Barack Obama(THHO, New Hampshire Campaign Speech, January 8, 2008 (originated in May 1972 with the United Farm Workers, organized by Chavez)

On what happens when Obama(THHO speaks: “… I felt this thrill going up my leg.” – Chris Matthews, “Journalist”, NBC News, March 27, 2008 (so much for only reporting the news, not being the news)

Not recognizing when people are following their country’s traditions” “… they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion …” – Barack Obama(THHO, April 2008

On his own abilities: “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.” – Barack Obama(THHO, November 2008 (narcissism became a hallmark of this administration)

Calling Social Security an Entitlement, instead of what it is – a program we are forced to pay into, with a promise of being cared for when we retire: “What we have done is kicked this can down the road. We are now at the end of the road and are not in a position to kick it any further. We have to signal seriousness in this by making sure some of the hard decisions are made under my watch, not someone else’s.” – Barack Obama(THHO, January 15, 2009 (if we are forced to pay into it in order to receive a stipen from it later, then it’s not an entitlement, we earned it)

On Republican opposition to stimulus package: “I won.” – Barack Obama(THHO, January 23, 2009 (So, when someone else wins, are you going to peacefully wish them well while leading by example, or are you going to foment civil unrest while leading by example?)

Making a promise: “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctor, you like your plan – you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” – Barack Obama(THHO, July 16, 2009

Daring the GOP: “So sue me.” – Barack Obama(THHO, July 1, 2014, regarding his excessive use of Executive Orders.

Resulting in many voters having a “Huh?” look on their face during eight years of his presidency, Obama(THHO repeatedly said one thing and did another. Blaming his administration’s stumbles, gaffs, and short falls on the previous administrations actions, he has proven over and over again that he is unwilling to take responsibility for his own actions.

In many high-profile cases, the administration openly flaunted the intent of the laws they were sworn to uphold, and claimed they had, technically, held to the letter of the same laws. Of course, when this results in straw-man purchases of weapons that are then handed over to Mexican drug cartels, and subsequently used in gun battles which result in the death of one of our own Border Guards, nothing is done, since the administration foxes are investigating the administration hen house. Over and over, actions which would land a citizen in jail (openly releasing classifies information, “losing” six billion dollars in budget money with no idea where it went, etc) resulted in Democrat politicians not being punished. This is a sure way to alienate a good number of people, regardless of their political bent, since “decent human beings” are not prone to habitually breaking the law – and getting away with it.

The choices were narrowed down, on the left, to a woman who claimed “It’s my turn!” and a man who claimed “College should be free” – with neither statement grounded in reality. We don’t “take turns” being president, no one “earns it – and if something is given to you free of charge, then someone else had to pay for it, including that college education. Teachers don’t work for free, buildings cannot be maintained for free, books cannot be produced for free. Everything costs money, somewhere along the line.

Tying your legacy to the whims of a group: “There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter. It all matters. And after we have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community, I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election.” – Barack Obama(THHO, September 2016 speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.

Disparaging those who don’t think the same way you do: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” – Hillary Clinton, September 9, 2016

The Second Amendment: “I support the second amendment, but …” – Hillary Clinton, anytime she is asked about the Second Amendment. Anytime you qualify an “agreeing” statement with “but” then you do not fully agree with the statement.

So, to those who wonder “How did we get here?” – I say, look in the mirror. If you supported the party that boos parliamentary procedure, that openly supported the killing of babies in the womb, that continually tries to cover up the fact that they are raiding the Social Security accounts to spend money on other programs – YOU are how “We” got here.

If you cannot understand why a non-establishment, business-owner-former-democrat-running-as-a-republican got elected, since “everyone you know” agreed with either socialism or communism (Hillary or Bernie, respectively), then you are how we got here.

cary

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What Did She Say?

October 20th, 2016 . by Cary

The classification system for our military operational and logistical secrets (and, don’t forget Operational Security, or OPSEC) is a very serious matter. Serious enough that the lives of our armed forces depend on it, and serious enough that if you misuse or release classified information, you could end up in jail at the very least. The highest punishment for the release of classified information is a charge of treason. In peacetime (that means when we aren’t at war with anyone) being guilty of treason means a very, very long prison sentence. During wartime (that means when we have combat troops deployed and defending assets with live ammunition) a charge of treason can result in your execution.

It’s kind of a big deal.

Hillary Clinton, while Secretary of State for the United States, made the apparently common and unavoidable mistake of setting up a private e-mail server for her official communications, including classified information in those emails. James Comey, the FBI director, found that in spite of this, former Secretary Hillary Clinton should not be prosecuted for mishandling of classified information, setting the precedent of allowing Democrats to flaunt national security at will.

Having just gone through several hearings, briefings, and being reminded that (C) is not just for cookie, Hillary once again disregarded national security and broadcast top secret information in the clear on global television during the October 19, 2016 Presidential Debates. Either she is purposely releasing classified information in the clear, in which case she is unfit for the Presidency, or she is so blind to what security actually entails that she is unfit for the Presidency.

Oh, you need proof?

Skip ahead to the 6:30 mark and listen from there.

Trump 2016 – He Doesn’t Share Secrets

Chat ya later…

cary

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Uhmmm …

September 28th, 2016 . by Cary

Obama(THHO)’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is an amazing woman. She shows so much resilience and the ability to recover from horrific medical conditions that I’m convinced she is either an alien or there are a bunch of her in storage, ready to fire up when a previous model fails. I’m not talking about the medical issues that seem to plague this particular android/clone hybrid (apparently the genes aren’t strong enough to fend off signs of neurological disorders, but I digress). I’m talking about her amazing memory.

As most of America wishes to forget, there was a Presidential Debate Monday evening. Well, it was billed as a debate, but I think it was more of a two-on-one dog pile. Mrs. Clinton (aka Monica’s ex-boyfriend’s wife) could spout off details about Donald Trump’s business history, personal history, and financial history that astounded the “moderator” and wowed her salivating lap dogs the media. It kind of amazed me, too, since she:

Claimed she couldn’t recall more than thirty six times during an FBI interview;

Could not recall the briefings she received when leaving her post as Secretary of State (but it’s OK, because it’s due to her health issues, and we don’t discuss that for fear of being “cancelled”);

Could not recall if she had ever lied to the American people;

and cannot recall how many times she has fainted.

But she wants to be your next President. She remembers that much.

There’s more, but I don’t want to overwhelm you.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Man Plans, God Laughs

July 22nd, 2016 . by Cary

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I meant well. I do plan to sell the bike. I do plan to stop riding, so my wife does not worry about me.

On the way home Wednesday afternoon, I was changing lanes on the freeway (turn signal, mirror check, shoulder check) and half way into the lane I got knocked back into the lane I was leaving. Sideswiped, hard, by a lady coming from the lane further out. Running damage down the drivers side of my car, and my side view mirror (the one I had just checked – ah, good times …) was destroyed. We pulled over, exchanged insurance and registration information, and went along our way. I very carefully made sure to stay in the far right lane all the way to the exit, and then stayed in the left lane all the way to the house. No mirror to check, you know. But I can guarantee that my shoulder checks were often and thorough. My insurance adjuster still gave me an earful when she found out the mirror was gone and I had still driven it home. I was told in no uncertain terms that the car was not to be moved under it’s own power until the mirror was replaced.

Our auto insurance covers the cost of a rental car. I was OK with it at first, my beautiful bride was not. I offered to let her drive the rental, but even that didn’t help. We turned it back in yesterday.

That left only one option: the motorcycle.

While my bride reluctantly agreed, and I know my knee cannot take another hit like it did in May, I certainly enjoyed the ride in to work this morning.

(full disclosure: my bride had agreed, before the sideswipe happened, to allow me to make one last Patriot Guard ride, to escort the National Riders from Winslow to Kingman on Saturday morning)

So, while I had planned to park it, circumstances changed that. I’m not saying it’s God’s will for me to ride, but …

Camry_Sideswipe

Chat ya later…

cary friday

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Well, That Was Unexpected

May 19th, 2016 . by Cary

Turns out you don’t need to be directly involved in a traccif incident to have medical issues from the incident.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – I was riding home, minding my own business, when a car driven by an incompetent idiot swerved and slid sideways and backwards across two lanes of traffic, the center turn lane, and part of the oncoming lane of traffic on west bound Glendale Avenue. The back of this moron’s car swiped two oncoming vehicles, and then the idiot took off. In the men time, the traffic ahead of me went from 40 to zero rather quickly. Even though I had a safe following distance, I still felt it prudent to swerve out from behind the car ahead of me to avoid the car behind me smashing into me. In the process of the avoidance, my left foot touched the ground. I was still doing about 25 miles per hour. The bike stayed up, I came to a full and complete and safe stop in the middle turn lane, and I twisted me left knee. Badly.

At a full stop, I realized my knee hurt a lot. I couldn’t put pressure on my left leg to, say, put down the kickstand. Well, not easily. Despite the beautiful weather, I was sweating bullets by the time I got the kickstand down and I had gotten off the bike. My left leg could not take any weight. My knee was quickly swelling to the size of a softball.

It was determined by all involved (the two vehicles headed east that had been hit turned around to see if the guy had stuck around) that the driver had not had human parents. It was also determined that we were all on our own for insurance reasons. I had to get myself and the bike home. Getting back on wasn’t the problem, I could do an off-side mount (think horse riding). Getting the kickstand up was a pain. Literally. Once I got rolling, I thanked the makers of Yamaha for making the heel-and-toe shifter fairly standard equipment on the V-Star line of bikes.

Once I was home, I got inside the house, let the dogs out, and went out to the garage to bring the bike in. Having to back the bike in, under normal conditions, is no problem. Backing in the bike while not being able to use your left leg for strength, stability, or power makes it a little trickier. Doing all this while your wife is watching from the driver’s seat of her vehicle because she happened to pull in as you were in the middle of this, and trying not to show how hurt you really are, is impossible. I cried, real tears, as I finished backing the bike into place. She parked her car, asked me what happened, and decreed that a visit to the ER was in my immediate future.

I was in no position to argue, as I still hadn’t gotten off the bike.

MEG was dispatched into the master closet, where a pair of crutches had been stored from another knee issue many moons ago. At the ER, it was determined that nothing was broken. I left the VA with a knee immobilizing brace. A few weeks later, the MRI showed that while nothing was broken broken, there were bone chips that were healing nicely where the ACL and the MCL were nearly torn from their anchor points. The MRI also showed bone bruising on the inside of the femur where it struck the outside of the tibia. Told you I twisted it badly. The Ortho specialists determined that a hinged knee brace for four weeks, without the crutches, would be sufficient for healing the knee.

My beautiful bride is of the opinion that four weeks is not enough before I get back on the bik, and has determined that eight weeks would be better. Since I love her more than I love the Ortho specialists, I will acquiesce to her requests. The bike remains parked.

Chat ya later…

cary

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