Saturday, April 17, 2010

Israel to America: No, we can’t!

NOTE: This letter was "blogjacked" with permission from Eric, the owner of Tygrrrexpress. Clicking on the title will take you to his site. I'm embarrassed at the way Israel has been disregarded by the United States as they have always been our staunch allies. At a time when Iran has explicitly announced they plan to remove Israel from the face of the map, I find it disconcerting that "we" are more interested in foisting our opinions on the Israelis and telling them how to handle the Palestinians who have encroached on their land and bomb them at every opportunity with weapons funded by Hamas. Our world is falling apart one nation at a time while our current President is trying to build bridges between the U.S. and Muslim extremists who believe in only one thing. If you aren't with them, you're dead. Honestly...not the type of alliances we need, because you can't reason with insanity and people who believe "their God" tells them to on strap bombs, blow up cars, busses, businesses and kill innocent people.

April 16th, 2010

My column today has been “outsourced.” My mother forwarded me this letter from an Israeli citizen. I have never met the man. His message is delivered in a more gracious manner than I would deliver it, but his points must be heeded.

Avi Ifergan, (from) Rehovot, Israel... (says:)

“Dear Mr. President,

Earlier this month, your Secretary of State told a forum of Jewish leaders that ‘sometimes friends need to tell each other the hard truth’. Well Mr. President, allow me, on behalf of my people, to return the courtesy. You have always been rhetorically supportive of Israel, but the incongruence of your actions in the first year of your presidency have left us Israelis, and Jews worldwide, scratching their heads in bewilderment. Mr. President, here’s the hard truth from an Israeli father of 3 daughters, under the age of 6.

No we can’t take any chances when it comes to the physical security of our land, our people or my girls. There exists no room for error. Security is the primary priority.

You see, we learn from our history, and it teaches us a simple truth: No we can’t count on the promises or protection of other nations when our people face an existential threat. The world watched, immovable, as we were slaughtered by the Nazis; In every decade of Israel ’s existence, its neighbors, or the Palestinians waged war on us, and the world watched in relative silence. In the years after the so-called Oslo Peace Treaty, the world remained silent as Israelis faced hundreds of Palestinian suicide bombings, stabbings, drive-by shootings, and kidnappings. The world did however feel free to openly criticize us when we set up check posts and built a security fence to protect ourselves.

No we can’t understand how, in 2006, when over 4,000 Hezbollah missiles rained down on a third of the Israeli population, the leaders of the world found it important to criticize Israel’s military reaction. Similarly we read their criticisms that were splashed across the headlines of the global media during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in 2008. They remained silent during the preceding 6 years that the Kassam rockets from Gaza forced Israel ’s Southern population to sleep in bomb shelters, and did not commend Israel ’s military restraint. Of course, that changed as the Israeli military went into Gaza to locate and destroy the Hamas rocket launchers.

No we can’t believe that you would expect your governments to react any differently, if you and your children were faced with the similar threats.

No we can’t stomach the thought of a holocaust-denying, Hezbollah- and Hamas-funding Iranian President, who in the same breath openly states that his intentions are for Iran to achieve nuclear capabilities, and for the destruction of the ‘Zionist entity’.

No we can’t imagine you doing anything more than proposing more painful sanctions on Iran – and what do you call it – ‘containment’? This is where he ends up getting the nuclear weapons he seeks, right?

No we can’t accept a divided Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel , and of the Jewish people. It is not ‘the third holiest city’, as it is for the Moslems. It is the only holy city of the Jewish people. It has been so for over 3,000 years. Since coming under Israeli sovereignty all religions have been able to visit and practice openly and freely. Oh – and you should know that the ‘Waqf’, those Palestinians who control the Temple Mount in Jerusalem , do not allow any other religions, Jew or Christian, to pray there. I even hear that swaying or the silent moving of the lips is forbidden.

So, no we can’t have friends dictating to us where in Jerusalem we can or cannot build – or feeling insulted when we do as we please in our own land.

No we can’t believe that giving the Palestinian people a land of their own is such a high priority on your foreign policy agenda. Considering their civil rights and terrorist track-record, and the growing influence of Hamas as the likely ruling party. Mr. President, did you know that when the Palestinian Authority came to power in 1994, the first piece of legislation that it passed was the death penalty for any Palestinian who sells land to Jews. Over 100 Palestinians have died, under sentence or extra-judicially, for such sales in the last 15 years. Is this the ‘two-state solution’™ that you imagine?

No we can’t comprehend why you would spend the first year of your presidency hugging, bowing and warming to those shining leaders of freedom and democracy Venezuela’s Chavez, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, or Mubarak of Egypt. I know you’re aware of the brutality and lack of freedoms in such non-democracies – the beheadings, the inability of a woman to bear witness in court, or to simply drive, the lack of tolerance when it comes to people who are different – be it culture, religion, or sexual orientation.

And No we can’t understand why, in Israel, where the opposite is true, where Arabs enjoy more freedoms than in any Arab country in the world – freedoms of speech and expression, the press, religion, tolerance to the gay and lesbian community, gender equality, you choose to make a big deal about Jews building in their holiest city - Jerusalem ? We’re an easy target, we know, but please, how about finding something more substantial to make an issue of – and about a non-democracy.

No we can’t fathom why on earth you don’t get us Israelis yet. We Israelis and our governments have repeatedly demonstrated an unwavering commitment to peace, and a willingness to pay a high price for it. In 1947, we accepted the UN’s ‘two-state’ resolution on the partition of Palestine, despite the fact that we would not have had any control of Jerusalem or the surrounding neighborhoods; The Arabs rejected it, and instead 6 Arab nations declared war on our fledgling state. In 1979 we gave up a piece of land greater than the size of the state of Israel , the Sinai, for peace with Egyptians. In 1999, we unilaterally withdrew from South Lebanon , allowing Hezbollah to set up its bases in our stead. A year later, Israeli PM Ehud Barak offered the Palestinians ‘the deal of the century’ – 97% of the West Bank, 100% of the Gaza strip, the dismantling of 63 settlements and agreeing that the East Jerusalem neighborhoods would become the capital of their new state. This too, was rejected by the Palestinians. In 2005, Israeli PM Sharon, without negotiations or demanding of concessions, unilaterally pushed through his disengagement plan that led to the dismantling of 21 settlements in the Gaza Strip and 4 in the West Bank .

No we can’t trust you….yet. Trust is earned. You see, Mr. President, I teach my girls to pay little attention to words and close attention to deeds. My people have demonstrated by deed that we are willing to pay a high price for peace and security. On more than one occasion you have said that you are committed to the Israel ’s security and will not tolerate a nuclear-capable Iran . Now it’s your turn to match your words with deeds. A two-state solution with the Palestinian people is of little relevance if Iran achieves its nuclear goals.”

My New Motto

Thanks to my good friend for sending me an email filled with political bumperstickers.  This is my favorite and has become words we should live by.  We voted them in, now let's show them who really has the power, and do it before they steal that too.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Our Time For Change - November

Tea parties, this week, have been a huge success as people across the nation gather in an attempt to be heard. I watched a news clip on television, showing a well-educated black woman who lent her voice to others protesting tax hikes, healthcare reform and the multitude of other negative changes that have been foist upon those who don't agree with the policies of this administration and they way they are achieved.

Unfortunately, this hasn't only become a left and right issue, now it's become about race. If you don't like the policies, you must be a racist. Even black people who dare speak out are being labeled as "Uncle Toms." Let's throw everyone who doesn't agree under the bus.

Why can't people understand. Color is not an issue. When I think of the things I don't like about Mr. Obama, I never see black or white... I see right and wrong, and that's my opinion unless Congress acts again and denies me the right to have onet.

You may think that was a joke, but I fear for our liberties. News yesterday indicated that the National Library of Congress was going to start archiving Tweets. I doubt they will, but clearly, this is but another attempt by the government to flex their muscles and try to scare people into silence. I don't tweet much, but they are welcome to what I have to say. I own my feelings, I stand firm, and I truly believe the time has come for US, the citizens, to be the ones to instigate CHANGE. And this time, let's do it right.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Erase the Line in the Sand

I'm borrowing part of the "Americans for Prosperity" letter I received today.  I applaud those who are attending tea parties and gatherings today in a peaceful and determined effort to bring about positive changes.  Although I agree with the intent, I'm sure you are well aware of my dislike for left and right finger pointing.  The name of this group is "right on."  But, as with all political communiques, people have a strange need to draw a line in the sand and pick a side.  I'm standing in the middle, hoping others will see that division (picture the word) is what has caused this big f**k up.  Famous people didn't come up with the following quotes just because it was raining out or their cable wasn't working.  There's meaning here:

We must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
~Benjamin Franklin

We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end.
~Woodrow T. Wilson

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
~ Charles Mackay

By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.

 Quoted from source mentioned above:

This Tax Day, we face big challenges.
* The new Obama/Pelosi/Reid health care takeover includes almost $564 billion in new taxes on American families and businesses.
* If the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire on December 31 of this year (and President Obama and Speaker Pelosi say that is their intention), then we will see an almost $1-trillion tax increase. 
* The Death Tax will come roaring back. The best news about today's tax day is that for the first time in 94 years, death is not a taxable event in America.  Unfortunately, Democrats want to bring back the death tax at an outrageous 55% rate!

* The top personal income tax rate will go back up to 39.6%.  Taxes will skyrocket on capital gains.

* 47% of Americans no longer pay personal income taxes due to policies coming out of Washington, D.C., and it's not surprising that the burden on the remaining most productive Americans keeps going up.

* You would think all this taxing means a balanced budget.  Of course, you would be wrong.  The federal budget deficit this year is expected to end up over $1.5 trillion. 
Not surprisingly, all this taxing and spending is killing prosperity... In fact, personal income is down 3.2% since President Obama took office when you exclude government handouts.  It's the same old story.  As government advances, opportunity and economic prosperity for Americans recedes.

******** End of Quoted material

While those who take are stand are heaped in with terrorists and trouble-makers by the very administration we helped elect, if we don't speak up and vote for change, then by our silence we are agreeing to continue in this same path of destruction. If not for the horrid cold I've developed, I would be at a tea party today.  When people voted for the changes Obama promised, I think they should have asked for a little more clarification.  His vague promises have turned into very real nightmares.  Back door deals and votes for payment are not new, but they need to be stopped.  Politicians must cease getting rich at our expense, and if this healthcare reform does indeed become reality, then they get no exemption.  I can barely make ends meet now, so the last thing I need is to continue to be taxed more for frivolous and wasted expenditures.  Check Nancy Pelosi's financial information and see if we really need to pay for her to fly back and forth to Washington?  I don't even like her so it's doubly insulting to me.

Good Bless America for Outsourcing--Not!!!

Mujibar was trying to get a job in India.

The Personnel Manager said, "Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it you cannot qualify for this job.

"I am ready," Mujibar said.

"Then make a sentence using the words Pink, Green, and yellow,"the manager said.

Mujibar thought for a few minutes. "Mister manager, I am ready."

At the manager's nod, Mujibar stood proudly. "The telephone goes green, green, and I pink it up and say, yellow."

Mujibar now works at the call center. I'm sure you've spoken with him. I know I have.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Can't Help Myself - Received Via Email

This is a very sad story about a bear.  Everybody should heed the warning to not feed wildlife because they become dependent and cannot forage for themselves anymore. 

This is such a tragedy to see what they've done to our country's wildlife!

The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to
affect US wildlife  . . . .
Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing  signs of belonging to the Democratic Party..... as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.

 photo is of a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed . .. . Bearack Obearma.  


Thursday, April 8, 2010

What's good for the goose...

This makes great sense to me.  If you disagree, then truck on by, but if you see the logic, please act, only takes a minute! The Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. It took me less than a minute to sign up to agree that our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough! Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana ! Congressman Fleming ( Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt). Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition. I have immediately done just that at:,55

Please urge as many people as you can to do the same! If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congress should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families. To do otherwise is the height of hypocrisy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Is Obama a Post Turtle?

While suturing up a cut on the hand of a 75 year old southerner, whose hand had been caught in the gate while working his cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama, and his being our President.

The old southerner said, "Well, ya’ll know, Obama is just a Post Turtle."

Now not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked, What's a "Post Turtle?"

The old southerner said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."

The old southerner saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. “You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he sure as heck ain't goin' anywhere, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there in the first place…”


Well, registered, voting dumb asses put him up there, but not because they're stupid. They had blind faith in the promises he made and hoped for a better tomorrow. Instead we're teetering on the brink of ruin, wondering what sort of future is in store for our children. We need to let our angry grow between now and November...remembering the closed door deals, the shady characters appointed to specific posts, the bulging pocket bureaucrats who sit in the senate and congress, making a career and millions out of what was supposed to be a TERM to look after our welfare. Let the bitterness you feel fester, then VOTE the bastards out in November. It's our only way to send a message that we've had enough. If we continue to let the government rule US in favor of ruling FOR us, then we deserve what we get.

Just my two cents worth.

Thanks to my sister for sharing the joke via my brother who never emails me anything. I'm voting him out in November, too. :)

WARNING: I support the office of the President, not the person currently holding it!