Friday, October 6, 2017

Please Read

If you have followed my blog, you know that I have a rare disease. My wife and I have traveled all over the country trying to find a cure. Treating my symptoms is all that can be done.

This situation became further complicated last week. Please click on this link and at least follow my story.

Thank you for any support.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Democrats: It is Time to Move On

Our country is going to hell faster than the Democrats lost the election. The people who are protesting in the streets and demanding Trump's impeachment are as far removed from the reasons they state for this process as the DNC is in getting over their lack of preparedness in winning the election. The American people made a choice in the Democracy in which we live, and now it is WAY past time for the Democratic party, the people in the streets, celebrities, and the mass news organizations to get over their loss and get back to work.

As taxpayers, we should all be able to agree that the Russian-Trump collusion has been beaten to death. Our dollars are being wasted as the DNC blocks every item that President Trump and his staff has attempted to address. He is the first President that I can remember who apparently is using his campaign platform as a "To Do" list. One by one, he is trying to improve every item in which he said he would. He was elected because of his platform. He was not taken seriously. Voters were not taken seriously. Now, President Trump is not being treated fairly by the media and is being rejected by the DNC on every issue. Most importantly, as President of the United States, he is being openly and blatantly disrespected by news anchors, reporters, and celebrities.

As Americans, we should not allow anyone to disrespect our country or its leadership. If we do not like the leadership at any level, we have the power of the vote. Can you imagine what would happen if Saturday Night Live, Madonna, and all of the media outlets had slandered, mocked, criticized, and walled Obama's every move every day of every week?

First, they would have been afraid to do these things because of the racial fallout that would have occurred - and it would have regardless if the statements, skits, and constant rhetoric were accurate or not. Programs such as the NAACP and other organizations do not instigate havoc and publicity because of wrongdoing, but because of color. And, nobody on TV wants to jeopardize their career. Still, a President of the United States, regardless of color, should be treated with respect. If he does something wrong, illegal, immoral, then impeach him as Clinton was.

President Trump genuinely is trying to Make America Great Again. If we take the time to look beyond his businessman temperament and look into his heart when he talks about our military, our unemployed skilled workers, and the security of our country, his passion to fulfill his pledge is clear.

So get over it people. We get to vote again in four years. In the meantime, we need to get our hearts right with God, get out of the streets and act like adults and role models for our children, and restore our American culture.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Happy Saturday, DNC!

It must really suck to have to travel to a meeting on a beautiful, mild Saturday to draw straws on who will be the one to piss off the American people MORE than they have been over the last 8 years.

Donald Trump is doing what is "best" for our country in trying to keeping us safe, create jobs, and increase pay for others. In less than a few weeks in office, he gave our troops an income and housing living income increase. I spoke to a young Marine who is a member of our church a few weeks ago. He was so excited to see that happen as quickly as it did. In fact, I was unaware it had happened until Jon told me. That is how fast and how hard billionaire Donald Trump is working for us. I saw a real-life example of how a young Marine that I know personally appreciated the extra $100. Why didn't Obama do this?

I can already imagine the cartoon in tomorrow's newspaper... a big hand, holding some straws with Democrat Party names. Short straw wins. Congratulations. By the time you get into office, Donald Trump will have already done all the hard work with immigration, jobs, the border patrol, and taking a bunch of punches on the chin for his stance on immigration. Through all of this, he did it for us. This man didn't need this job. How many billionaires do you know that care so deeply for our country?

So when the one who draws the shortest straw takes the chair, do not screw up the path that Donald Trump has already carved for you. Use it and continue to help our country.

I have a sign in my office that states:

"Risk. To avoid it is to go nowhere. To embrace it is to carve a new path."

Donald Trump is carving a new path. Follow it. Don't cover it up and revert back to the last 8 years of stagnancy.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wake Up, People!

It continues to amaze me just how many people are out of touch with what Obama did to our nation during his tenure. He spent so much time and money taking care of other nations and being careful not to step on their toes, that he completely lost his focus on the United States.

Nobody protested and burned down buildings, camped out at airports, or did we even see women marching when our troops were being beheaded on national television, jobs were being lost, the real estate market tanked for eight years, or he allowed people to freely enter the U.S. without proper verification of who they were.

When Bush was in office, he said after 9/11, "Never again on our soil." How many people were killed or injured in terrorist attacks on our soil the last eight years? Now, we have a President who genuinely cares about our jobs, our safety, and the country, and you people are protesting? Hollywood is mocking him? Some news channels are only broadcasting a "loop" of the negatives in an attempt to magnify and undermine what Trump is doing.

Just what is he doing? He is trying to put America first. You should be great fun and proud right this very moment.

Twelve years ago I went on a cruise to Mexico. We were greeted at Customs by Mexican soldiers with machine guns. They were protecting their country. When the cruise returned to the U.S., we simply departed the ship, grabbed our bags and left. There wasn't a presence of "fear" for anyone who may be trying to enter the US as there was when we entered Mexico. There wasn't a Border Patrol television series back then, and protecting our borders was rarely mentioned because terrorism wasn't as much a threat then as it is now. However, I found it interesting how serious the Mexican authorities took a cruiseline of tourist entering their country and how the return trip was like stepping off a plane.

Actions being taken now are for our children's futures- be proud, be supportive, and get out of the way or leave if you don't want this for your children. To put it in perspective, I saw a news segment this morning of a man who had sold his home and quit his job, hopped on a plane and came to America only to be detained at Lagardia and returned. The media was portraying him as a victim, but what does this really say about this gentleman? It says that foreigners feel like there is some form of entitlement in which they can just move in without following the proper steps and doing it legally.

That is how terrorist arrive, people. This isn't a ban on religions; it is the law. What would happen if the opposite occurred and you landed on Iranian soil? You would be accused of espionage and arrested. So how was this entitlement born? Obama allowed it just as he allowed small protests to become larger, more frequent and more dangerous ones.

Wake up, people. We can coexist, but we must follow the laws and do it the right way. Let our troops come home and help border patrol while the remaining ones take a well deserved vacation. They have earned it; Obama didn't.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dear Hollywood, Protesters of All Races and Sexes, and Others:

The election is over - get over your disappointment that Hillary did not win. Your protests yesterday, marches today, and SNL jokes are not going to change anything.

From the beginning, Donald Trump has talked about securing our country, creating jobs, and uniting our country. If any of you are opposed to that, then that means you do not care about 9/11, your spouses' - or more importantly - your kids' futures, nor One Nation Under God.

Your actions can be summarized that simply.

Hollywood, you are an elite group of billionaires who throw parties for yourselves in the form of the Oscars, Golden Globe, etc, and use television airtime to rub in the average American's face. I, personally, would rather watch the program that your television time and money trumped.

Protestors, where were you when the economy crashed in 2008? The loss of jobs led to the crash in the real estate market - many becoming homeless, having bad credit, and families torn apart. Where were you then, and any time before now? This occurred under Obama's watch. Perhaps you are concerned you will get jobs not have time to protest.

NAACP, it saddened me greatly to see some of your representatives throw Steve Harvey under the bus for meeting with Trump. You stuck one of your own in the back, which seems to be okay in black America where you give black on black killings no attention.

Furthermore, what gives you the right to call someone a racist when you have your own organizations that exclude white people? The NAACP, BET, The Black Panthers, National Association of Black Accountants, African American Planning Commission, Black Wall Street Merchants Association, and even these: National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers, and National Association of Black Storytellers. I have only listed of few of the hundreds of organizations that you have created exclusively for African Americans. If white people created these same organizations and used the word "White" where applicable, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition would be onsite immediately citing racism, elitist groups.

You are on the news daily protesting a criminal being shot by police, discrimination, etc, but are not publicly nor nationally visible where black on black crimes occur in areas such as Chicago where hundreds of people are shot weekly. Please route one of your marches through Chicago and help get your people out of harm's way onto a path of prosperity.

Alec Baldwin, Seth Myers, your jokes are not funny. Alec, perhaps Seth can use some of your baggage for his jokes since your history offers much and Seth seems to be out of material. Seth, you do realize you are no longer on SNL, right?

America, like it or not, Donald Trump is our President. You may not respect him, but you should respect the office. This is the first President we have had in modern times who seems to be sincere when he speaks about restoring prosperity, safety, unity, and American presence. His focus is on us and we should be happy for that. He says what he thinks and doesn't speak for thirty minutes only to leave us wondering what he said.

If you remove your emotions, your race, and your disappointments, you will see that he is more like an average person who quarterbacks from the couch than like a politician or lawyer as we usually see. We, too, have said things we regret, but probably long before we considered being president. We, too, have questioned or second-guessed taxes, the economy. I personally questioned why Obama announced the exact day that troops would be removed from Iraq. Did you notice how there was peace after that, only for Iraq to be flooded with insurgents after we left? To give the other team your plans is completely irresponsible. Most of all, don't you think it is time for our government to take care of OUR COUNTRY instead of all of the others..places we will never be able to go?

In closing, give him a chance. Most of all, show respect for the office if you cannot for your new President.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

It is Time for Change - Please Vote Responsibly

This week, President Obama said, "Everything we've done is so that we can pass the baton to someone who believes in the same things I do."

That is the long version of what we often hear, "Hillary as president will be like 4 more years of Obama," or "We cannot afford to have four more years of the same." So when you hear this, you should know that is EXACTLY what Democrats and Obama, specifically, have in mind. He has his own agenda and is essentially training her up to carry on with his legacy of screw ups - those in which we are aware and those that are in the pipeline now which we are unaware. In addition, he has done all of this campaigning for her at our expense (we pay for the jet maintenance and fuel through taxes) and when he should be managing our country. Why risk the leadership of our country with unjustified flights and speaking engagements?

Without a change from time to time, things become stagnant. In government, they become corrupt. With all of the evidence of pay for play, lies to higher authorities, and forcing associates to plead the Fifth - just to name a few - how can anyone vote for Hillary Clinton? How can she get a single vote? Has our society seen, acted and lived in such a corrupt environment for so long that we no longer care about truth and accountability?

If so, do we no longer care about jobs, housing, taxes, our government playing big brother on us? Does it not raise suspicion and make you ask "Why?" when Hillary smashed numerous cellphones and tablets with a hammer? Why would a person have 7 to 10 of these?

Trump is not a perfect candidate - nobody is. Unfortunately, we do not have an honorable person this time; a Reagan, for example. But like Reagan, Trump is NOT a politician. He sees things the way we see them and not through a donor's million dollar glasses in exchange for a favor. No one can deny his sincere concern and care for our country's future.

Please vote this week and please prayerfully vote for the right candidate. Our country is suffering. If you don't believe me, think of your hometown or a small town nearby. Do you see many vacate commercial buildings? Has new construction slowed or stopped? Do you see many homes for sale or in foreclosure? These things are happening in my hometown. We are almost a ghost town after being a thriving, growing yet quiet little vacation place only 8 years ago. Think about how many towns across our country could say the same thing and then think about how many people that possibly affects.

When a football team hires a new coach, a change of assistants, athletic directors, and other personnel usually follows so that all of the old school ideology is out, the slate is wiped clean, and a fresh start can begin. My friends, this is what we need now. Is it a gamble? Possibly, but remember, the President has the House and Senate to keep him from being a dictator or totally screwing up.

So, do you want a businessman who is willing to take a pay cut so he can try to grow our country to be our leader, or do you want a politician who has accepted money from countries who house and train terrorists, and was careless with classified information (or did she share it intentionally under the guise of a non-secured server?) to be our leader?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Congratulations ESPN Fayetteville

I read here about ESPN's decision to keep a football game off of the air due to the band's behavior and failure to play the National Anthem. This is the greatest move made yet to teach these selfish people that football is not about them.

Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee when he had to take the bench for failure to perform. It was just coincidental that someone associated it with "injustice" and associated it with some verse of the Nathional Anthem that nobody has sang in 100's of years. If one looks back over the last couple of years, CK has been in a downward spiral in his personal life and career, and what he is really protesting is his lack of playing time. You see, he did not feel like he was in bondage when he was a starter. Review the old film and see for yourself - he stood for every anthem. If he wants to use his platform for something great, to truly shed light on some injustice, to make a difference, he could stand on a corner in Chicago with a megaphone and plead with his own race to stop killing each other. He could cut his hair and look presentable and like someone that you would want your daughter to bring home. He could use his money to remove some of the nasty tattoos that he so enjoys.

Instead, as blacks often do, their failure to perform, to deliver, to succeed, results in the educational bar being lowered to reach their efforts (not ability), a break-out of their own cliques such as the Black Caucus, Black Social Workers Union, BET television, the black panthers, the Association of Black Psychologists, NAACP, the African American Planning Commission, National Association of Black Journalists, the UNCF and so many, many others, and extra time in the lime light. Every Sunday is spent talking about Kaepernick instead of the men and women in uniform, or about Jesus Christ. However, white people are racist as they co-exist with people of all nationalities, and generations of both races are supposed to owe each other something although neither was around during those horrible years of slavery.

Suppose the word "White" was used in front of all of these committees and organizations where the word "Black" or "Colored" belongs? The race war that everyone seems to be working towards would be in progress. Just flashback a month or so ago at the comments and innuendos during the last Grammy or Emmy or Whatever Awards. Because of the effort of many black artists to be foul-speaking rappers instead of true artists, such as Will Smith, something is wrong with the movie awards. Give me a break people.

And stop burning down your town when something does not go your way - you are only hurting yourself. Allow an investigation to occur, stop crying victim, and be something. For example, you destroyed Charlotte after a black man was killed by a black officer. Was that officer being racist? Nope. You just heard that a cop shot a black person and began to flood the streets and destroy your town. Did you ever stop to think what kind of impact that would have on tourism when the Minnesota Vikings came to Charlotte last Sunday? Of course you did not. What kind of memories do you think you impressed upon those who did travel from Minnesota? I can tell you that is was not one of Charlotte being a racist community because those read the whole story before deciding to travel. Instead, you left an impression of a community who does not care about their property, other people's property, or other people's lives. The investigation proved that the officer had a right to defend himself.

Instead of rushing to judgement, how about rushing home to your kids and teaching them right from wrong. Change your family tree- I had to change mine. And, while you take a knee during our country's National Anthem, where many lives were lost so that people like Kaepernick could be a millionaire and not have to produce, say a prayer.