What Now Mr. President?

 

Arctic Airborne

Tab & Coin Carried in my wallet since 1996

91A20 11C1P  – US Army 1984-1996

As a Paratrooper, I never went out first or last but I did learn how to properly exit a military aircraft in flight.

Carrying a bunch of heavy shit.

I prefer the Left Door but liked Tailgate jumps more. Honestly, it was exciting but I rarely enjoyed it. One fun jump from a Huey, that one I fondly remember.

I Served as a Medic and as an Indirect-fire Infantryman aka MortarMagot.  I was a leg then luckily saw the light.

Death From Above – AIRBORNE

In the Army, I learned to walk all day and do what I was told. I was not told to get shot at and I am not a combat veteran.

I did work in the emergency room of a Level 1 Trauma Center at MAMC on Fort Lewis, for nearly 3 years.

A proud member of the Trauma and Cardiac Code Teams. I helped save lives and watched as people died. At Madigan, I saw a lot that haunts me.

In the Army you’re taught Be, Know, Do. In the absence of leadership to take charge.

I have not been brainwashed or indoctrinated again, since leaving the US Army. That is probably why I still love and believe in America, my country.

The U.S.A. Home of the Free and the Brave.

A heads up to the Educational elites, Progressives, Liberals, Democrat, RINO’s, Republicans, Islamists, Jihadists, Anarchists, Communists, Socialist, Fascists, Racist’s and Nazis and Politicians trying to further squash America’s freedoms.

You may not expect to see more bravery in the land of the Free – but quite likely more bravery will soon be visible in the public arena.

Upon seeing & hearing the rantings of LaRaza, BAMN, Antifa, and the Islamic Sharia preachings of Linda Sarsour and her ilk – It’s clear to me. There are enemies within the USA borders.

The Media and government say that thought makes me a racist and anti-religious freedom. That there’s a lot of bullshit.

I’m old fat and out of shape but the blood of a once young combat medic turned drive on airborne infantryman – leading the way with death from above still pumps through my aging heart. Ever since I stepped through the door and swore that oath.

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

You tell me when does it expire? I don’t think it does. And that’s a serious problem for me today, in the Summer of 2017.

America, our Constitution, and way of life are under attack from enemies within. Those enemies have existed for years. Now it’s clear, they’ve infiltrated our government and bureaucracies at every level.

No one I know wants bloodshed or civil war. But voting hasn’t changed things, nor has letters, emails, or phone calls to those elected representatives of “we the people.”

The war of words and meme’s on social media is of no help at all. In fact, IMO social media only fuels our divisions.  While the Media is executing a coup ensuring nobody knows what’s true or fake. We’re all convinced the other guy is lying.

I’ve stayed semi-silent hoping our leaders would correct the problems. But they seem quite ineffective, ignorant or inept. Or perhaps they just don’t care.

Mr. President what would you have us to do?

: American Political DJ

Please Leave a comment.
7-27-2017

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What Now Mr. President?

 

Arctic Airborne

Tab & Coin Carried in my wallet since 1996

91A20 11C1P  – US Army 1984-1996

As a Paratrooper, I never went out first or last but I did learn how to properly exit a military aircraft in flight.

Carrying a bunch of heavy shit.

I prefer the Left Door but liked Tailgate jumps more. Honestly, it was exciting but I rarely enjoyed it. One fun jump from a Huey, that one I fondly remember.

I Served as a Medic and as an Indirect-fire Infantryman aka MortarMagot.  I was a leg then luckily saw the light.

Death From Above – AIRBORNE

 

In the Army, I learned to walk all day and do what I was told. I was not told to get shot at and I am not a combat veteran.

I did work in the emergency room of a Level 1 Trauma Center at MAMC on Fort Lewis, for nearly 3 years.

A proud member of the Trauma and Cardiac Code Teams. I helped save lives and watched as people died. At Madigan, I saw a lot that haunts me.

In the Army you’re taught Be, Know, Do. In the absence of leadership to take charge.

I have not been brainwashed or indoctrinated again, since leaving the US Army. That is probably why I still love and believe in America, my country.

The U.S.A. Home of the Free and the Brave.

A heads up to the Educational elites, Progressives, Liberals, Democrat, RINO’s, Republicans, Islamists, Jihadists, Anarchists, Communists, Socialist, Fascists, Racist’s and Nazis and Politicians trying to further squash America’s freedoms.

You may not expect to see more bravery in the land of the Free – but quite likely more bravery will soon be visible in the public arena.

Upon seeing & hearing the rantings of LaRaza, BAMN, Antifa, and the Islamic Sharia preachings of Linda Sarsour and her ilk – It’s clear to me. There are enemies within the USA borders.

The Media and government say that thought makes me a racist and anti-religious freedom. That there’s a lot of bullshit.

I’m old fat and out of shape but the blood of a once young combat medic turned drive on airborne infantryman – leading the way with death from above still pumps through my aging heart. Ever since I stepped through the door and swore that oath.

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

You tell me when does it expire? I don’t think it does. And that’s a serious problem for me today, in the Summer of 2017.

America, our Constitution, and way of life are under attack from enemies within. Those enemies have existed for years. Now it’s clear, they’ve infiltrated our government and bureaucracies at every level.

No one I know wants bloodshed or civil war. But voting hasn’t changed things, nor has letters, emails, or phone calls to those elected representatives of “we the people.”

The war of words and meme’s on social media is of no help at all. In fact, IMO social media only fuels our divisions.  While the Media is executing a coup ensuring nobody knows what’s true or fake. We’re all convinced the other guy is lying.

I’ve stayed semi-silent hoping our leaders would correct the problems. But they seem quite ineffective, ignorant or inept. Or perhaps they just don’t care.

Mr. President what would you have us to do?

: American Political DJ

Please Leave a comment.
7-27-2017

Conversation’s from TrumpLand

As friends, we often meet for breakfast. We’ve enjoyed many wonderful discussions about numerous and various things. Recently our breakfast conversation turned to the oft taboo subject of Racism and White Privilege.

He stated without hesitation, and I agreed: Black People, Latino’s, Latina’s, Hispanics, Asians, Homosexuals, Mentally ill, and the Handicapped; none of them chose to be born that way. Nature did it to them.

“Oppression just for being born! That is mean, prejudicial, discriminatory, and just plain wrong!” He ranted. “No! It’s Evil to hold someone’s very birth right against them! Who would do that? Only an ignorant racist prejudiced asshole!”

“Absolutely, you nailed it.” I replied, “How could anyone disagree with that?” Not surprisingly at all, we didn’t agree for long. He always has more to say.

“There’s only one kind of Racist in America, and that’s White People.” He went on, “I saw a video the youtube that explains at all. It’s impossible for other races to be racist. Only you White people have the Systemic and Social Advantages of being White. Except you,” He continued, “the straight white male, that kind of  whiteness makes the worst kind of racist.”

“Oh Really?” I inquired, “Where’s that video from do you know who made it?

“Man, Everybody knows.” He explained, “It’s all over the Media, hell man…thousands of College campus’ are teaching it all over the country.  The Straight White Male exploits his Privilege to far.”

That explains why the cable TVs shut off, my phone bills behind and ate that bowl of Ramen for dinner? I thought as I asked, “Please pass the salt?”  Nodding toward the shaker on his side of the table. You’d think he’d said enough, but he wasn’t done.

Handing me the shaker of salt, He said; “No other human – ONLY YOU GUYS – You’re all such dickheads.” I was eating and nodding but thinking, look who you’re talking to! You know me. I am nothing like that!  You’re so full of it, you don’t see yourself at all. “Are you being ridiculous or …”

He cut me off and with a stone cold serious look on face, looked me dead in the eye and said, “You could have chosen to be born Gay, or Black, or Hispanic or some other minority. But NO…, you RAPED your own poor Mother’s ovaries impregnating her and forcing her to birth another Straight White Male into the world.”

I could have punched him! But, like many soldiers with an ex-wife, I’m a graduate of 100 hours of government-approved Anger Management Training. So I just focussed on my breathing. Inhale deeply through the nose out exhale fully out through the mouth.

He just kept yapping, “No one else in history has treated their mothers in this way. The White Male hatred and bigotry is clear! They’re all vile and ought to be held accountable.”

Taking a deep breath I said; “I hear what you are saying and I don’t appreciate, alright. Please don’t say another word about my Mom. That’s a pretty twisted perspective you’ve got.” With a smile I insisted, “And the choice you say I had, to be born this way… White male and not gay. That was God’s, not mine. But I am glad he didn’t make me a fag though.”

“Stop deflecting.” My friend said, “I am not talking about you. I’m talking about the advantages of being born a straight white male. Some people do exploit it! And that is inconsiderate.” He continued, “The rest of the world is struggling and they have no choice. Only you guys. You could still choose to be gay.”

“Wait a minute.” I calmly injected, “Didn’t you just tell me that gay people are born that way, without fault of their own? How can I choose to be born over again? It’s too late. I am already born.”

“You can’t be born again, but you can decide to be gay and be reborn.” He smirked, “If you weren’t such jerk.”  For a second I felt like such a fool having another breakfast with him.

 

 

Between you and me, dear Reader. I’ve known for some time that my friend can’t hear me. He can’t hear anything that doesn’t confirm his preconceived notions. But to set the record straight; I always thought he believed what he was saying. Sadly, after this breakfast, it’s obvious that he doesn’t hear or listen to himself.

I think his behavior very much resembles hypocrisy and racism. But what do I know? Maybe I’m the hypocrite? After all, he was paying for breakfast. Thankfully we moved on to other subjects. I mostly ate, just nodding my head now and again, until the meal was through and we said goodbye.

Thanks for reading A Political DJ

edit 7/23/2017

$100 Words And Blow

 

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Charles Blow on Wikipedia

I recently read a Charles Blow opinion piece published in the New York Times. His skill with a thesaurus was quite obvious. But for all the $100 words a comprehensible message absconded detection.

 

Amazingly Blow’s highly paid to spew confusion and his credentials display impeccably on Wikipedia.

To be a writer of political opinion and commentary. Worthy to be published in the newspapers. Shaping and informing opinion. Getting that money, that fame, that recognition. How does one become an opinion maker in the big apple?

Internet rumors suggest affiliations with a government alphabet agency is quite helpful for the up and coming and the icons. Whatever the requirements, Charles Blow’s writing prowess indicates clearly;  written communication skills are not too important.

All swallowing pride aside – not withstanding the privilege of magna cum laude and degrees in mass communication – How does one who communicates so poorly with the written word, prove worthy of being a voice in the New York Times? Could it be, perhaps, the editors convinced themselves Mr. Blow is just wicked smarter to explain away any perceptions of his opinions resembling nonsensical dribble?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_M._Blow