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Fire them ALL

Fire them ALL.. Contract out as much as possible.. Hold an election for the deserters..

It don’t take rocket science to understand we don’t need a lot of fights about positions that are what use to be considered Public Servants or at least WANTING to make a difference.. People USE to want to help or be a part of making things better, be it by teaching the kids or forming policies for the people.. BUT most now are JOBS and WELL PAID JOBS.. Enough is tooooo much toooo much toooo much.. Stop it and FIRE THEM ALL.. Get back to Zero and start over..

Please please understand I have UTMOST respect for our teachers, law enforcement and fire fighters.. BUT they are all to serve and WANT to, not be there to make money in these times when all of us cutting WAY back.. It seems we have lost our way.. It is TIME to not have much of any of it Government, but probably private sector.. I guess that is what we might call contracted out..

Yep, you got it, most wages would probably be cut in half, but OH WELL, they are bringing it on themselves and with their actions I almost could care less anymore.. Sorry, but that is the insanity I see the last couple years… You got it, I am talking of TEACHERS UNIONS boycotting AZ.. that was insanity.. I am talking of all the less than acceptable demands being put on school districts while the teachers STILL can NOT teach, but have to walk a political tight rope as often the IN GROUP will get them fired.. YEP it is CORRUPT and the GOOD teachers are going to suffer anyway, so FIRE THEM ALL..

I know there is a lot that can be said and fought on this, but bottom line, enough is enough, just paint it ALL with a BROAD BRUSH and put a stop to it.. As for deserters.. Yep, it use to be a firing squad, but I am sure that is NOT acceptable, so fire them and elect new, or appoint a few that were runner ups against them.. Bottom line is.. NEVER let them feel comfortable returning back to the state they deserted.. AND yep, I know the Democrats have pulled it in several states in the years.. I know they deserted Texas a few years ago, and now I guess they have deserted Wisconsin the way it is said.. I am sure their have been others also, who knows.. GET RID OF THEM..

Life is NOT all as difficult as we make it or let it be.. Times are tough and we hear all this about change.. WELL, lets CHANGE it..  We had a saying in Vietnam.. “Don’t Tread On ME”. Well, we are all getting Tread on.. Get out the Broad Brush and lets start painting..


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It is time for another great post from my Vietnam Vet friend.


Why oh WHY can’t some understand INTELLIGENCE often will NOT tolerate a Platform, Rules or Agenda?

There is NOT some little box many can be put in.. There is not some little corral many can be fenced in with.. There is not some GROUP that can be simplified so SOME can NAME while they try to put them down and intimidate..

Often prejudice, ignorance, and the unenlightened or the extremists seem to wish all people in some GROUPING so they can NAME them, but it doesn’t work that way. We have seen the last couple years of supposed enlightened brilliant full of extremists ideas that are suppose to help the poor downtrodden idiots of the USA.. DUH.. They have almost destroyed this very country with their enlightened insanity

NOW, the people have had enough.. Many are rising up with NO real “Platform” “Rules” or “Agenda”. Those people do NOT care what name others want to put on them, but instead they are going to VOTE to change what is going on.. YEP to get rid of many who are in Washington.

Sure some are voting for the same people.. some are voting with recommendations of others.. Some even are members of what the CONFUSED are calling the TEA PARTY… Many are supporting the TEA PARTY, but that does NOT mean they are the TEA PARTY. Much of the TEA PARTY is NOT simple as Name and claim it or Name and bash it. In many cases there in NO knowing what it is if you have to have things in some box.

It is a change.. It is an action.. it is a FEEL.. It is what the UNITED STATES is all about .. WE THE PEOPLE that have people in WASHINGTON listening to US, not going on their AGENDA. THEY SERVE US, they serve We The People.. And they have LOST their way.

They have become arrogant.. They have become unknowing and lost touch with WE THE PEOPLE.. They do not understand we will STOP the insanity as they have NO idea they are the INSANITY that has crawled in some little box.

They can not understand INDIVIDUALITY that has UNITED without becoming ANY one “Platform” set of “Rules” or “Agenda”. Just a voting FORCE that will take back the USA..

God Bless America.. Let us continue to be a diverse group that can UNITE when needed without being all the same in what group we belong to.. WE are WE THE PEOPLE with the spirit of the TEA PARTY.. Taking back America ONE VOTE AT A TIME.

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We are making the change, we are turning the corner..

Yes, the feel better feeling..

Things are changing,

sluggish ideas are fleeing.

We are making the change..

We are turning a new corner..

We have been stuck to long..

We have been amazed at what is going on.

We have said OMG what is happening?

But NOW we are making the change.

We are waking up and taking the bull by the horns.

Money has been down, spending has been up..

Many have been made feel they need to cower like a whipped pup.

Made feel they need to watch their life evaporate.

Made feel they are less than a reprobate..

Made feel the only worthy are a group of select elite.

BUT, things are a changing, we are rounding the corner..

The peaceful majority are speaking,

The caring are voting.

The laws are changing while the violent vocal rage.

Common sense is once again taking control of our land.

Once again, We the People are getting the upper hand.

We are turning the corner .. things are changing..

It is our land..

It is our work, blood and tears that has made it great.

It is our money and the future of our children.

We have had enough, we have watched the mess.

We are standing up, we will do nothing less.

It has been a long bumpy scary ride, BUT ..

Thank God we are turning the corner.

We are making the change.. YES

We are turning the corner..

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Sorry I was away so long but the computer has been making frequent stops at the repair shop and is still not right but I can get 15 minutes at a time out of it so I’m posting one of my Vietnam friend’s writings.


With all the vile protest signs.. With all the despicable acts.. With all the Stereotyping Rhetoric.. With all the unacceptable acting out.. With all the obvious actions seen by the SUPPOSED LIBERAL groups.. With all this we are seeing and NEW day .. A NEW way in the USA.. A fairly silent MAJORITY will again stand up to be seen and join together saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.. We see it happening in our neighborhoods.. in our towns.. in our cities and it might be happening near YOU.. It is the REAL people for change.. It is the ones who are progressive and who DO WANT A BETTER AMERICA.. Ones who say WE THE PEOPLE have to pay a lot as we go because we are BROKE.

As we see insanity going wild in Washington and with so many non realistic protesters running amuck we will see more movements like: Democrats allowed.. Republicans welcome.. Tea Party Members wanted.. Gun Toter’s requested.. We will see more states push for actions which seem to say: Democrats allowed.. Republicans welcome.. Tea Party Members wanted.. Gun Toter’s requested.. We will see more votes that indicate: Democrats allowed.. Republicans welcome.. Tea Party Members wanted.. Gun Toter’s requested..

NOW, I ask, do we keep this line drawn in the sand or do we as a people reason together?

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Many of us have seen the day in the life of Joe that circulated the internet a few times. For those that have not find it here.

It has resurfaced and my Vietnam friend wrote a great version:

It is only intended to make all of us think, not to indicate a lack of thankfulness for this GREAT country of ours..

Joe knows he can make his coffee from his well water not having to worry about the destructive Fluoride of the city water.. He can feel comfort knowing his children will not have that brain enhanced absorption of aluminum along with the other life long side effects of Fluoride. Joe knows it was a previous insecticide and rat poison which gets him concerned what trouble it can can cause his family.. Perhaps refraining from partaking in many of the NOT so tried NOT so true shots or public additives could be some of the success his family has in not having a need to take the synthetic drugs and medication so many others seem to need to take..

Sure it has been costly getting in an area that is NOT so regulated by the blind money grabbing bleeding hearts that follow every whim of NEW and IMPROVED gotta make change NOW regulations… It is for the health of his family he has had to get away from as much regulation as possible. It has been worth giving up every penny in wages and ego trips he has adjusted to since leaving the city.. He discusses with other like-minded concerned people why many prefer to NOT put all these synthetics in a natural body. He feels it might be killing people at a huge health cost. It seems a few gain money of the huge sales of many products… Can’t people see to follow the money trail? Is this what is meant by some will believe a strong delusion and that they believe a lie? How can they be so deceived?

Can’t so many see the STRONG regulations that have been put on Doctors and all medical practices. Can’t people see regulations have made the cost go so high many can not afford insurance and many employers have had to drop their Insurance coverage for their people… In fact requirements put on employers is making wages and benefits go down or even making less jobs that can be afforded.. It is good Joe got out of the city where his family can live a bit more healthy and not need the insurance coverage that has been priced out of his and many others range long ago..

Joe finishes cooking the families bacon and eggs wondering how much genetic engineering has gone into the production of those products and how soon he should concern himself in finding a new source other than the NORMAL controlled stores to buy many products at.. He then thinks of all the money that changes hands with all the NEW laws that have enabled corrupt people to make money off the meat packing and food preparation industry. He realizes it has run the small farmer out of business because they can not afford to comply with the regulations. It has opened the door for huge companies who have so much money they can possibly pay an inspector to look the other way or even pay off a few large law suits and never feel they have lost a dime.. It is the cost of doing business. Yes that is the thing we hear so much anymore..OH wait, wasn’t that the cry of what many called the groups years ago that required protection money be paid to them? Can’t people just follow the money trail and see what is happening? Yep maybe time to get a few chickens…

Joe knows when he reaches for the shampoo or most anything there is very little reason to read the ingredients as they can use so many names of products to hide the true dangerous things included.. That will take time of research to find what all the names really are.. Thank God for some of the watch groups that are so hesitant of all the regulations and what they are hiding from us… Yes, many of them do a lot of the research helping the ones of us that do not want to follow along blindly without knowing what is being hidden.. Joe is so glad he has learned of many of the names that have Sodium lauryl sulfate, Propylene glycol or other dangerous ingredients in them.. He then wonders why all of that is legal with all the supposed safety regulations that have become laws.. Again he thinks how we have to follow the money and start understanding who owns what and who is making the money for others to look the other way…

When Joe finishes dressing and walks outside.. He is so thankful for all the years we progressed at a reasonable pace getting all the clean air acts in place giving time for business to comply instead of having to shut down as would have happened if all the protesters could have had their way wanting things to happen instantly.. Thank God for the responsible politicians we have had at times who care about the country and know the need to fix things slow enough small business can keep up as that is a must to keep the small independent from being taken over or ran out of business…

Joe looks out over the quiet countryside and thinks how he and many others voted in the negotiated taxes to help build mass transit systems with a many multi year plan that came at a cost reasonable to all while giving time for many business and people to relocate over a period of time instead of having their properties condemned throwing them out instantly… Even though he would be able to commute around the city well on those wonderful systems he is glad he no longer lives there…

Joe worries about the stress he knows is still killing the other small business persons he left behind in the city… He remembers the nights of tears and concern when he had to lay off a few more people because of the NEW regulations imposed on business wanting to demand benefits that business could not pay.. He remembers the additional regulations placed on business and the losses it has cost.. No one ever seemed to care many times the business owner never got a paid vacation, that they never got a paid holiday or sick day.. No one ever cared that the business owners did not even make minimum wage many times.. Many wanted to just demand Business pay more and pay it all.. He remembers back to the business that had to close because of regulations or unions coming in and there not being enough money left for the business to stay open.. He remembers all those out of work and the hunger and poverty they faced because the small business closed. Business owners were seldom ever given time trying to negotiate a fair change over a period of time, but a demand that made small business shut down and the big business to take over.. Yep, again time to follow the money trail and wonder what happened..

Joe remembers the days when compensation was at a reasonable rate the employer could afford to pay before the regulations made many plans so corrupt they milked the employer dry while then trying to deny all the claims they could to the worker by having taken any power from the employer to help their employees get a fair claim..

At noon Joe takes the minutes of his lunch hour as he runs to the bank finding it has a name change because one more bank has gone under since it was not one of the BIG mega bankers getting free bail out money or having the support of the huge conglomerate.. He then remembers back to the seventies when many of us WACKOS cried against letting the small banks be bought up by the big bankers and what a financial mess it would becomes some day.. While he is at the bank he transfers money to the individuals account to pay the house payment on a house loan he and the other individual had negotiated so they would not have to use any of the federal funds the banks try to sell..

Joe remembers the day when IQ was more important than some education paper that could say those with no common sense or care for humanity would rule with a dictatorial hand trying to cover up their insecure nature because they were afraid some hard working caring person would take their place.. They smirk when they think of how they may never pay their student loan back and how stupid it was of people like Joe who only took the few classes he could afford as he at the time thought he would NOT milk the government for payments. In fact at the time Joe did not want to feel he owed what he might not be able to pay back, but he is not sure now he would still refuse the money.. Joe is so glad that the Education Tax dollars he has voted for have finally been passed so more and more money was put into education for all the kids now days.. It is good to know some of what “We the People” vote on is not crushed or dictated over with unworkable bills..

Joe gets in his very safe car feeling so happy many of us were able to vote in a progressive safety standards set of laws that have been taking place over years making safety and economy a progressive thing to be proud of.. He wonders now why the drinking laws can not be passed making it illegal to drink anywhere it is illegal to smoke… He then decides most of the protesters might well be addicted to drink while they think it is cool… OH, but then he thinks of follow the money and wonders who makes the money off of liquor. Well, maybe soon they will allow drunk drivers to be charged with murder and instead of having DUI’s, maybe they will be charged with potential to kill with a deadly weapon.. Well, those are laws that we can start voting on soon maybe.. Why not add some good regulations on the books since we already have so many frivolous ones placed there by special interest groups..

Joe realizes how thankful he is for things like the REA, TVA, RUS, PMA, CCC, CAW, WPA and other programs which did help much of rural America as well as put many to work… He then thinks of all the co-ops still operating today to help areas of low population have some of the buying power of the city.. Joe still wonders why all the bail out money was not put into some type of WPA program instead of giving it to people at the top.. He then wonders why many of the houses he has wanted to buy are still in the one percent of homes where electrical power has never been taken into..

Joe thinks and wonders if there will be any Social Security left by the time he is able to use it… He thinks of all the dollars taken from the fund and wonders how the government will handle the $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government payable to the Social Security Administration now that it is common knowledge they are held in the form of Treasury bonds that can not be denied. Well, it does not matter.. it will be there or it won’t.. Joe has worked hard all his life with NO one giving him vacation or holiday pay. He sure was not given any health care or retirement plan so he can work the rest of his life if he has to.. His Dad often said some of us pay our share while others take a lot of it because they want to get so much for nothing… Then he would add.. Someone has to work and pay taxes in this country to keep it great and free.

Joe then takes time with his family over a camp fire to enjoy nature and all this great country has to offer… The silence is wonderful broken at times when they hear the lapping of wave hitting the shore. Thank goodness some regulation has not kept them from gathering under brush to burn so they can help keep the forests cleaned up so some fire does not have so much to burn if some who are not knowledgeable lets a fire get out of hand..

As a family they bow their heads giving thanks for the food and the great country they live in.. Joe looks up at the stars saying: Remember kids, we must always keep our freedoms and fight against the huge amount of regulations some are trying to put on us..


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Another post from my Vietnam Friend

NO, it is not a conspiracy.. Not a radically planed out thing or even for most a conscious thing.. It is just a natural happening thing.. even though it might be a spiritual thing depending how some think of the vibes of the universe..

We are broke, busted, outtta money and gottta cost cut.. Sorry, life happens.. There is a drain on society, on the money, on the benefits being paid.. Just cost cut and all will be better.. Sure some suffer, some are hurt, but that is what happens.. Many do not have health insurance while HUGE numbers get Medicare and Social Security… Nope, no need to target them, but why worry about protecting them much either… What value do they give to society? They might well be a drain keeping others from having many things because of the lack of money..

OK, it seems the Government money is going to Meda something and it is going to Social Security. They are people who do not work.. Gottta cut much of that out where possible while giving a lot of it to those of an age to work. Yep, why have the drain paying for the older group that is taking all the money.. OH yea, toss a few women in here also as some of the statistics seem to indicate they cost more medically than men to take care of..

OK, lets just cut back on procedures or tests allowed for certain age groups and classifications of people.. YEP, we gottta a plan.. OH sure some will expire.. That happens when you are outtta money and gottta make benefits for the productive class that has no health insurance..

OK, how do we get this to pass? YEP, the ole make them all think it is better for all .. that will work, we gottta a plan.. Lets call it health care reform.. WOW .. Lets take a vote on it TODAY.. Lets make sure it passes no matter what we have to do…

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From time to time I will be posting writings sent to me from a Vietnam Veteran. This is one of his writings:
 I saw the News on the TV.
People in countries are suffering immensely.
Many at the hand of those who inflict atrocity.
It is hard for me to watch and see.
BUT we can’t help, I’m sorry we can not go.

I know your people are being subjected to a lot of pain.
Some are forced out of homes and live in the heat or rain.
I know some will never take another breath.
Some are tortured and even put to death.
BUT, I am sorry we can not go.

We don’t want to loose people on your land.
Some don’t want to walk your jungles or your sand.
We have protesters at corners and on our sidewalks.
Many want us to accomplish things with peace talks.
NOPE, sorry we can not go.

We have money worries and budget restraints.
Half of our people are full of complaints.
Last time there was NO Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Our people cry help was allowed with a lie and corruption.
NO, I am sorry we can not go..

We lost the conflict in Vietnam.
I guess some doubt the atrocities by Saddam.
They say we should not be in that war.
Many scream never again.. NO MORE.

I’m sorry we can’t go.
Take care of your people,  fix your own country,
We take care of our own as you see.
We aren’t concerned about our popularity.
We take care of ourselves and need nobody.
I’m sorry we can not go.

So you have some starving almost skin and bones.
We have our people to take care of in our own homes.
Nope, we sure can not go,
I am sure you already know.
I’m sorry we can not go.

Take care of your people.  It’s your mess, find a fix.
We don’t need to see all that stuff on the TV at six.
Get it taken care of and keep it off the News.
Seeing all of your problems gives us guilt and the blues.
Don’t you HEAR?  We will NOT go..

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The words are ours

I want to share these words from a Vietnam Vet after he heard of the 912 march on DC on 9/12/09.

The words cry out in the day or NIGHT.
The words cry out of our peace or FRIGHT.
Words cry out if we want peace or to FIGHT.
OUR words cry out about people and our PLIGHT.
Maybe OUR cry needs be FIX ourselves?

We got their tired, poor and hungry.
Our ancestors were tired, poor and hungry.
NOW we are the tired, poor and hungry.
Maybe for awhile we have to stop taking the tired, poor and hungry.
Maybe we NEED to FIX ourselves?

Many are Children of the Sixties.
Some raised by survivors of the Depression.
Most lived through the Eighties and Nineties.
We have survived Y2K and remember 9-11.
Will we FIX this or will it be what History later talks about?
Is anyone going to listen to our cries and shouts?

It is NOT a Democrat thing.
It is NOT a Republican thing.
It is NOT a White thing.
It is NOT a Black thing.
It is NOT a Man thing.
It is NOT a Woman thing.
It IS a MONEY thing.
It IS a THING that needs FIXED.
Will we FIX ourselves?

Will we check our own hearts?
Will we listen to the words?
Will we hear the cries?
Will we hear “We THE People”?
WE want CHOICE, not things given.
Not given to the Mega Bankers.
Not given to the Mega Powers.
Not given to the Mega Givers.
Not given to the Buddy System.
BUT given to “We the PEOPLE”.
It is OUR money and we need fixed.

Beware of those who call it HATE.
Beware of those who push for HATE.
Beware we don’t get bitter.
BUT beware of those who want to shut up the cries.
Beware of those who want to give it all away.
Fix US first.

Today they peacefully walked down Pennsylvania Avenue.
It made many scream .. What they gonna DO?
Many wanted to call it a Hate MOB.
Many wanted to use it to cause division.
Most did not see the cry was “Enough is ENOUGH”.
Many did not understand We are BROKE.
All should understand We are broken.
Listen to the words “We need to FIX OURSELVES”.
We better FIX our country.

We the people..
Don’t let it become:
Brother against Brother.
Sister against Sister.
Parents and Children against each other.
Don’t let it be Neighbors fighting in the streets.
Don’t let it get broken further.
Listen to our words and Cries..
Lets fix ourselves.

Today they marched at the White House.
Today they said Enough is Enough.
Today we heard the words.
Today was a wake up cry.
Today some did not listen.’

Today some spouted their dictates.
Today some said the WAY it was going to be.
Today some did NOT listen to the peaceful say:
Enough is ENOUGH.
What we gonna do?
Will we fix ourselves?

Do YOU want Division and Strife?
Do YOU want it fixed or do YOU want to fight?
Do YOU want it still to be “We the PEOPLE”?
Will we listen to the words and cries?
Will we THINK instead of being TOLD?
The choice is OURS this very day.
Will WE fix ourselves?

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