My often guest writer sent me this material that made my day. If you live in the South you can be sure that this army of the most caring people on earth will show up when needed. I have spent a lot of time in every one the lower 48 United States, Hawaii and 32 different countries worldwide. I have never seen or heard of any people any place I have been that love their country and the people more than the South. I am proud to have lived every day of my 87 years in Texas. The following will never be seen on the media, including FOX, which is sad. They might show incidents but they never report how people in the South help each other all the time when needed.
This is the best description of Harvey’s aftermath I’ve read, so far. (And it will be the only true story reported)
Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur and points East. Almost all of them driven by men. They’re using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.
Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there’s a preponderance of “camo”.
Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump. These are the people the Left loves to hate; the ones Rachel Maddow mocks. The ones Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann, and so many Liberal Progressive elite’s just ‘know’ they’re so much better than.
These are The Quiet Ones.
They don’t wear masks and tear down statues. They don’t, as a rule, march and demonstrate. And most have probably never been in a Whole Foods. But they’ll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging alligators, water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available, and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They’ll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.
When disaster strikes, it’s what men do, real men, heroic men, American men, and, then they’ll knock back a few shots or a few beers with like-minded men they’ve never met before and talk about fish or ten-point bucks or the benefits of hollow-point ammo or their F-150. And, the next time they hear someone talk about “the patriarchy” or “white male privilege”, they’ll snort, turn off the TV and go to bed.
In the meantime, they’ll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work’s done.They’re unlikely to be reimbursed. There won’t be medals. They won’t care. They’re not heroes, they’re just good people. And that’s what important.
Oh, BTW, there were many, many women that did just as much, worked just as hard, or maybe harder, in doing what had to be done for their neighbors and fellow American’s. What was so obvious was that the race or sex or social status of the victims or their rescuers was immaterial, the only thing that mattered was that someone needed help!
As the media would never share this I hope you will. This is not bragging it is just plain facts. Americans in the South don’t hate other Americans like the ones in the Liberal-Progressive states like California, New York and Illinois. In fact Illinois must be the hate capital of the free world. If we could export anything to improve America the fastest it would be every commentator from every national media network. There is one exception, Sean Hannity who needs to move South where he is beloved.
Thanks Ron, I will call you when the fish start biting again. Prove us wrong with facts. C Brewer
Watching a mass eruption of “HATE” in the streets of America, the country I love and so much was the most horrible event of my life. This has been building up for several years. The recent events in California, North Carolina, Michigan, South Texas and now Virginia must be stopped and now.
If this does not stop now are we will have another civil war that is totally unnecessary. The event in Virginia that has been repeated on the media all day every day because the owners of the networks are one of the biggest inciters of violence America has ever seen. The other large group that has fanned the fires with security violations are 90% of all government employees except the military.
This also includes Congress and the thousands of their bloated staffs, along with the Federal Judges. It does not stop here as all of the States on the far-left coast and a growing number of of rabid Cities like Chicago who openly ignore Federal laws and gloat about it on 99% of our far Left-Wing media. Ignoring the laws and trying to sue the Federal Government is insane.
Do you have any knowledge of or even care to know what “Martial Law” even means? To my knowledge we have not seen our government impose Martial Law but they have controlled things with this power in my lifetime. We took away all rights of Japanese Americans and and virtually imprisoned them in 1942. The media was not so far left-wing then and willfully complied with strict government rules. If a city, or state during that period in history had willfully and blatantly ignored any laws, like our idiotic Mayor of Chicago, he would have been imprisoned where he belongs now. If Trump and the Justice Department continue to allow a State or a City to disobey any law we will have another “Civil War” whether we want one or not.
Let the following definition really soak in for a few hours before you decide what you would do this very day if you were President. Then look at my Bucket List of what I would do tomorrow if I was President.
“Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions of government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster, or in an occupied territory.” Wikipedia
I would have imposed Martial Law last Sunday after the stupid but deadly event in Virginia. Immediately followed by similar lawless events destroying public property when statutes were not only destroyed but childishly celebrated
I would have imposed a 48 hour blackout of both TV, radio, newspapers and any blog that was intended to incite anyone. C-Span and Public Radio would be the only source of news while new rules were issued on what can be reported by anyone. Anyone that disobeyed these rules would be immediately incarcerated by the Military if necessary. During this period any person or persons that conducted any public display of lawlessness or rioting would be jailed and charged with treason.
Every city and State would have 72 hours to cancel their Sanctuary status. Any Governor or mayor who failed to comply would be banned for lifetime from serving any elected position. They would be imprisoned and tried for treason by a military tribunal. Each would be replaced by a military officer until a new election could elect a successor
Congress would have been called back from their month long vacation and instructed to develop new laws/rules if necessary to stop people from destroying property and protesting anything for at least one year. Congress would be required to stay in session until the President decided the rebellion was over. Any College or University that permitted demonstrations would be closed permanently
I fully understand that this would be a historical action. I also feel certain that if something severe does not happen, Civil War is destined to occur.
If these rabid demonstrators should understand they can’t change history by destroying anything. I doubt that 2% of these “animals” have any education related to our history.
For the girls and women who are being “used” like mercenaries to protest a war that happened over 150 years ago, just stop and think. It took another half century for a woman to be permitted to vote. They are obviously not aware they were second class citizens compared freed slaves. I challenge every female who is upset with conservative values to see who finally gave them the right to vote.
Congress proves every day that they are the enemy of the people. Paul Ryan. Speaker of the House, just made a statement that proves my comment. He related, President Trump needs to slow down, understand, join the political process that does not function near as fast as he desires.
Liberals let me know why I wrong
Conservatives let me know if you agree
Everyone out there, what would you do?
FOLKS IT’S TIME TO STOP THIS FOOLISH MOVEMENT.
Watching the mayhem, destruction of property and threats to both the police and other innocent Americans on May Day made me sick. This increase in insurrection since the election of President Trump must be stopped.
These repeated and increased incidents are attempts to destroy the United States from within with money coming from somewhere. If nothing else, surely the FBI and the other intelligence agencies have the capability to ferret out who is funding these movements. On the surface these incidents do not appear to be connected but when they do become a nation wide movement it is obvious that some form of civil war is on the near term horizon. This has to be stopped and now. These reports showing masked, hooded, thugs obviously being paid by someone to destroy property reminds me of newsreel pictures I watched in the 1930’s as a boy from Nazi Germany.
These methods are exactly how Hitler used Storm Troopers and young hoodlums to menace, injure, destroy property to control the people he had disarmed earlier. If we had a media that was not controlled by the same people who have probably hired these thugs this comparison would be front page news. Our media is controlled by people who appear to have plans to overthrow the Trump government as soon as possible.
Recent stories and Blog activity indicate that George Soros’, who is my age, was involved in the inhuman activity in Germany in the 1930’s. If these stories are factual then why are they ignored by the mainstream media?
It amazes me that currently most of this insane behavior only happens in States and cities where liberals control the power. How do the average freedom loving Americans of Portland Oregon and other cities where insurrection was shown on the news this week can sit by and allow these actions to happen once, much less far to often?
Even worse we watch the majority leadership of the State of California, including the master of waste, Governor Brown, go completely insane. I can’t believe the majority of the California voters have elected so many loons that are hell-bent on not only opposing Constitutional laws, they just ignore them.
California is not alone as the entire west coast, Illinois, New York and most of New England seem to be populated with Americans who are demanding we become a Socialists Democracy instead of a Republic. The use of paid Americans and mercenaries from Mexico and other Hispanic countries to disrupt anything is against the law. Sadly for the last eight years we had a President that not only flaunted the law, he actually encouraged lawlessness and he and his Muslim advisors are why we have these activities today.
If the actions of the cabal of czars Obama surrounded himself with were not treason, then the United States is doomed. Watching Obama smile knowing he did more damage to America than every enemy we have ever faced makes my blood boil. He and his entire army of hate filled advisers would be in prison now if our government was not as corrupt as the one in Venezuela today.
Our own Congress has become a cesspool of special interest puppets that march to the dollars of covert Americans people like Soro’s. Far too many members are so dumb they don’t even know how to get paid to screw up everything. They just oppose any or everything to get face time before the media that is just as rotten as they are.
I believe if he would tell the truth, Trump would agree that every word I have written is factual. I also believe that his theme of draining the Washington swamp is so much worse that he suspected, that he is afraid to tell the American public everything he has uncovered. One thing is certain, if no one can remove him from power he may not be able to drain the entire swamp. I still believe he will eventually put enough power brokers and Government employees, including Congress leeches, in prison that all but the really stupid members will leave on their own. How fast they run will depend on continued support of Main Street Americans that elected Trump as our “High Sheriff”.
The OK Corral has been moved to Washington DC and both the Republicans in Name Only (RINO’s) and the Democrat’s better shape up or ship out. This old term was warning enough when I was a young 17 year old boy in the US Navy. That was a long long time ago. C Brewer
I never dreamed I would live to see the United States have elected officials from a Mayor to the President just decide to ignore the laws of the land. What is worse the people actually support these actions to welcome some of the worst individual illegal aliens we have ever had in our country. Folks when gangs, rape, incest and even murder of American citizens is acceptable for these aliens to commit even a spastic idiot would stop this activity. Even worse we have had a Justice Department encourage this lawlessness and a President applaud these actions.
Now we have Sanctuary cities across the nation fighting with the Trump administration after the Justice Department requested that all American’s follow all current laws regarding illegal immigration.
Attorney General (A/G) Jeff Sessions recently threatened to withhold federal funds to “Sanctuary” cities that refuse to help deport illegal aliens with criminal backgrounds that put the public at risk. New York said will oppose the directive and do what it feels is right. Folks these unlawful “Sanctuary” cities and States have drawn a line in the sand and watch our new Sheriff invite them to the OK Corral and dare the Liberal/Progressive Judges to ignore the laws of the land.
“We are going to become this administration’s worst nightmare,” New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Vlverito said during a recent sanctuary city conference the Associated Press reported. Mark-Vlverito also said officials there will deny access to federal immigration. The event took place in New York City and included officials from several major U.S. cities that do not enforce federal immigration laws.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said “his city will defy Sessions order and continue offering a safe place for illegals to stay”. We will fight to protect the safety and dignity of all Angelenos, and we will work closely with our representatives in Congress to make sure that Los Angeles does not go without federal resources that help protect millions of people every day”, reported the Los Angeles Daily News.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said “I’ve always seen Chicago as a welcoming city,he told NBC5 “Chicago was built on the back of immigrants, and our future is hitched to the wagon of immigrants who come to the city.”
Now we have a new President and “Sheriff” that is trying to get America back on a lawful course. The national Media is supporting this “Sanctuary” movement and using every underhand method possible to create the news and slant it to oppose Trump’s actions. What is even more irresponsible is Government employees who are leaking classified information and citing covert blatant lies to derail any changes necessary to make America great again.
Personally I hope Trump, who has the people’s support, forces these unlawful actions and demands that any Judge who supports anyone ignoring the law to be fired or impeached. I hope he forces Congress to eliminate the “Education and the Energy Department’s”. It is time to privatize several operations performed by Federal employees like the Postal Service, Air Traffic Control. TVA and Amtrak just to start with. It is also time for the Federal Government employees at every level to have the same healthcare forced on the rest of us. Any other Government operation that has a union should be privatized or forced to work without any union involvement. All Americans should be treated equally, have free speech and be forced to follow all Federal laws.
If the cities and States continue to break the immigration laws, “ICE” should be directed to take every illegal, criminal or not, and release them in the Sanctuary cities and States. I hope Sessions and Trump do stop all federal funding immediately. If we all are permitted to ignore Federal Laws everyone should not pay their income taxes this month. Then watch Congress and the Supreme Court get involved and fast. Stop all Government pay checks and watch how fast changes will happen. Remember folks Trump is working without pay.
Let;s all make America great again.
C Brewer 4-2-17
Interesting that the LA Times printed this. Lou Dobbs reported this on CNN and it cost him his job. All the others are staying away from it. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican this “should” be of great interest!
“CALIFORNIA” – LAND OF FRUIT AND NUTS!
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ‘annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
Is Donald Trump the only leader who believes that this is insane? Do the American people really care anymore? Well, I do.
This is only one State…If this doesn’t open your eyes nothing will, and you wonder why Nancy Pelosi wants them to become voters!
California’s Queen Nancy is pushing hard for a new Tax on Retirement Income. Adding another tax to your retirement is another way of saying to the American people, “you’re so darn stupid that we’re going to keep doing this until we drain every cent you have saved.
Pelosi is a true California “nut case”! Her proposal is a “Windfall Tax” on all stock market profits obviously this includes all Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds!
Why, to get all Americans involved in helping help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities, especially those who have invaded California and vote as Democrats!
Pelosi is frightening. She quotes. “We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income”. Quote stolen from Karl Marx. She also proposes limiting the amount the rich can invest for some strange reason, unless we old retired people living off invested savings are considered rich?
When she was asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied:
“We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as ‘Americans”.
Read that quote “again and again” and let it sink in. Lower your retirement; give it to others who have not worked as you did to save it.
Pelosi and all Democrats belong in the California Asylum as they are lunatics!
I would like to thank my friend, Connie E, for providing the factual statistics. If Trump is not elected and stops this madness you will be able to add Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Florida to Insane column.
In my opinion we should just give California to Mexico and then deport all illegals for them to coddle. On second thought this would cause Queen Nancy and all of the other California Democrats to move to other States and help them create new Asylums. If they all moved to Asylums in New York State or Washington D.C. no one would even notice them, or care.
Our brilliant President and his blind mice Democrats in Congress are pushing to get more people into welfare before the 2014 elections. They are pushing for another raise the minimum wage to eliminate poverty. Every time they do this we end up with more people on welfare as it pays better. Obama has again used an Executive Order to add more costs to all government contracts and none of this nonsense will add one job for an unemployed worker. Going back to work would be a pay cut. When you absorb the following facts even a babbling idiot can see that welfare is a far better way of life than working until they get the minimum wage up to at least $30 an hour.
The Cato Institute released a study showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states. What is needed is for States to offer free one way tickets for anyone on welfare to move to Hawaii or one of the other top 13 states on the following list.
According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home than it is to earn an honest day’s pay.
Hawaii is the Number one place for the unemployed to relocate, Welfare recipients there earn $29.13 per hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary, for sitting on their butts. If all of the people who earn mimimum wage in states other than the top 13 on the list below would move to one of them, it might wake up the people who pay for welfare.
Here is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent “salary” that welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job:
1. Hawaii: $60,590
2. District of Columbia: $50,820
3. Massachusetts: $50,540
4. Connecticut: $44,370
5. New York: $43,700
6. New Jersey: $43,450
7. Rhode Island: $43,330
8. Vermont: $42,350
9. New Hampshire: $39,750
10. Maryland: $38,160
11. California: $37,160
12. Oregon: $34,300
13. Wyoming: $32,620
14. Nevada: $29,820
15. Minnesota: $29,350
16. Delaware: $29,220
17. Washington: $28,840
18. North Dakota: $28,830
19. Pennsylvania: $28,670
20. New Mexico: $27,900
21. Montana: $26,930
22. South Dakota: $26,610
23. Kansas: $26,490
24. Michigan: $26,430
25. Alaska: $26,400
26. Ohio: $26,200
27. North Carolina: $25,760
28. West Virginia: $24,900
29. Alabama: $23,310
30. Indiana: $22,900
31. Missouri: $22,800
32. Oklahoma: $22,480
33. Louisiana: $22,250
34. South Carolina: $21,910
Can you imagine how many roads and bridges could be improved with this wasted labor we pay to sit on their butts?
They could pick up trash on our highways.
Some could help remove snow.
All could lick envelopes, empty wastebasket’s, sweep floors, and greet people with a smile for a local, state or federal government office.
Maybe NSA could let them monitor calls.
How many Americans know that roads were paved, National and State Parks were built, TVA dams erected etc. in the 1930’s by the same American families that today are paid not to work?
Welfare is now viewed by our President as a Constitutional right.
Do you think we should reform welfare? I do.
For the past few weeks I have been posting the sad state of education in America, using Wisconsin as a benchmark. When you see what has happened in Wisconsin, California, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and other states that have closed shop laws, it is terrible. I think that somewhere back in time when the Unions took over leadership of public employees and introduced strikes, money making insurance schemes, etc., everyone forgot the taxpayer. Apparently the taxpayer did not care and in regards to education, everyone forgot the children.
Well, in Texas we do not have closed shops. We do not have the unionization of public employees. We do not have strikes. We do not provide adequate funding for our children’s education. We have no idea whether funding, greed, graft, capability or leadership is the reason our education system is inadequate.
Let me share some facts:
Texas has 254 counties.
Texas has 1265 school districts.
Texas has 4,331,751 K-12 students.
Texas has 289,480 full time teachers.
Texas has 33,630 ungraded teachers.
These figures along with myriads of facts and statistics are available on the internet and I feel sure this will be figures that our state legislatures and Governor have never seen. When you finish reading this posting, you will likely wonder if the Texas State leadership should meet in Rusk rather than Austin. For the unaware Rusk, Texas is the location of the most recognized mental institution, “Funny Farm”, in Texas.
This post will be the first in a series about education in Texas. I sincerely hope you will contact your local State Representative and State Senator to explain their position. There is no use in wasting your time with contacting the Governor, Rick Perry, as he has done more to destroy education in Texas than the federal government. He will likely be trying to succeed Obama next year and as far as education is concerned, he will try to make all states as bad as Texas.
Let me provide you with some questions to ask the politicians who represent you. This includes your local Mayor, School Board President and the loons in Austin, or maybe in Rusk. The ones in Rusk are at least incapable of spending your tax money. I was able to find one State Senator, Florence Shapiro, who represents District 8, I will exempt from my list of loons. She has challenged the proposed madness in writing and is a strong supporter for assuring our children are not education and political pawns for her entire career. If anyone else in Austin feels slighted, show me what you have written to support the kids.
Unfortunately some of the facts that follow are as late as I can find for you to evaluate. If you find any pertinent information, please forward me a copy.
Facts of Texas rankings out of all 50 states (not Obama’s 57) including Washington D.C. which makes 51 positions to rank;
Expenditure per student in 2008, Texas ranked 43rd.
Student poverty rate in 2008, Texas ranked 8th.
Fourth grade students in math in 2009, Texas ranked 32nd.
Fourth grade students in reading in 2009, Texas ranked 41st.
Eighth grade students in math in 2009, Texas ranked 21st.
Eighth grade students in reading in 2009, Texas ranked 40th.
Nationally defined graduation rates, Texas ranked 35th.
*School finance inequity, Texas ranked 41st.
*School finance inequity – or the degree to which per pupil spending varies across districts within a state relative to the state’s average per pupil expenditure – is an important factor in determining educational equity. The U.S. Department of Education calculates school finance inequity for each state in accordance with the Education Finance Incentive Grant formula, assigning each state an “equity factor.” The more equitable the distribution of education funding across districts in a state, the lower the equity factor. For more detailed information on the funding formula and see No Child Left Behind Act – Title I School Funding Equity Factor.1
At this time you can digest this and ask two simple questions to anyone who will listen. Please ask the questions to your State Representative and State Senator. I will ask Robert Nichols and Wayne Christian to respond to this by sending them a copy, they supposedly represent me. Although I do not expect any written answer, if I get any response I will share it with you when received.
Question #1 Can anyone why we have 1265 school districts in Texas?
Question #2 What reasons justifies the over 20% reduction of next year’s education budget?
Wait until you see some more figures on what Texas spends for education and a wide disparity between the 1265 school districts. These figures will get you excited if you pay school taxes or have children enrolled in Texas schools.
The above sounds like I am a liberal democrat thumping the super majority republicans in Austin to fire up contempt. There is not a republican in the State of Texas more conservative than myself. I just can’t sit on my hands and watch the slashing of education with no thought concerning the negative impact on the children. That is not leadership.