My wonderful friend, Dorella Bond shared this letter with me. This message is far too important to just forward to my 85 friends and family who actually read my “E” mails. The sad part is these two lifetime bureaucrats will never read this letter as they are only interested in re=election and face time on CNN. Someday, likely after I am done enough real Americans will force term limits on Congress and make them listen to the people. Thanks Dorella, you made this old veterans day. Clyde Brewer
Senator Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Majority Leader
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Representative Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House,
1233 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Gentlemen: I’m a 68 year old Vietnam Vet and retired 3M Executive. I am on the verge of leaving the Grand Old Party. No big deal for you huge deal for me. I have come nearly to the end of my loyalty to a party that seems to have lost its backbone.
The lack of leadership displayed by the two of you — for whatever reason you’ve decided to not support or defend the duly elected President of the United States — is beyond me.
Yes, President Trump is not the typical political bureaucrat, but he is the President of the United States. It appears from where I sit that you both have decided to lay down on the job you’ve been elected to serve. The 60 Million + people that voted this President into office made this decision based upon the absolute requirement to have someone outside the beltway to lead the nation. As distasteful as this appears to be for not only the Democrats, it appears to be equally distasteful to the GOP leadership. Your lack of action on numerous legislative issues that this country desperately needs is visible to all.
The electoral map of the U.S. is RED because President Trump > mobilized the electorate. These same voters are going to clean house again in 2018 if you don’t start acting like leaders. Former Arizona state lawmaker Kelli Ward is out in front against Senator Jeff Flake by 25 percentage points today. Can you say: “We are tired of GOP leaders in Washington D.. C.?” This is only going to increase across the U. S. for all GOP midterm candidates if they continue to demonstrate no backbone and will not support our President.
My best description of where this country is headed was voiced by David Horowitz. “Friends, this isn’t George Orwell’s “1984..” It is America, 2017.”
When I look at the current GOP, I’m struck by a comparison that I recently heard. This is a basketball example that really does reflect what the GOP appears to be today. The metaphor is the Harlem Globetrotters and the Washington Generals. The Democrats are the Globetrotters and the GOP are proud to be the Washington Generals. The Generals know going into the game that they are going to lose, but
it’s a nice gig and they get to be on the court with the big boys. The GOP and The Washington Generals don’t mind losing – they just want to be in the game! Sound familiar?
That is exactly how it appears to the loyal GOP voters out here in America right now. Why is zero legislation moving forward? We have the Presidency, we have the House, we have the Senate! What’s wrong with this picture? We are wasting valuable time here, Senator McConnell and Representative Ryan. The voters are not going to waste time in 2018. This is the last chance for the GOP before it morphs into something none of us recognizes. And, by the way, when are you going to support the laws on the books?
Sanctuary Cities, Antifa, tearing down statue’s, covering statues: the progressives are running wild and the GOP is laying down.
Remember freedom of speech? UC Berkeley? The progressives are worried about what shoes the first lady is wearing and the media is supporting it. What a wonderful world we are living in. Well there you have it. President Trump and Vice President Pence are being copied on this plea for help. Hitch up your pants and stiffen your backbones. It’s about time! I know what’s coming because I live in a state that has already gone off the cliff – CALIFORNIA. The Progressive have already won here!! I mean the Globetrotters.
I have an extensive cc list of over 1,500 people. I’m asking them to send this note to 10 of their Conservative Friends.
We the people will not sit still while this country is being abused and our values are not being represented. The Left will not take this country away from us.
Lenard W. Wahlert
8 Rubis Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4227
cc: President Donald Trump
Vice-President Mike Pence
Another interesting accumulation of facts sent to me by my friend, Ron Jenkins. The more facts that are being shared about the Obama disaster show a trail of events to damage America. How Obama escapes being charged with Treason baffles me. The lawlessness of the past eight years is frightening. After you read this you wonder how one man surrounded with his clandestine staff of Muslim sympathizers were not stopped from the damage they imposed by the Supreme Court. C Brewer
This is really worth reading …….
Addresses Water Boarding that George W approved and initiated. Obama discontinued it despite strong advice not to do so.
This takes about two minutes to read … it is worth every second. This is something every person in America must know. The single most prominent characteristic of contemporary America is that common sense has been abandoned to political correctness and “feelings.”
As President George W. Bush’s top speechwriter, Marc Thiessen ( The Kelly File on FOX ) was provided unique access to the C I A program used in interrogating top Al Qaeda terrorists, including the mastermind of the 9/11 attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (K S M). Now, his riveting new book, Courting Disaster: How the C I A Kept America Safe (Regnery), has been published. Here is an excerpt from Courting Disaster:
KHALID SHEIK MOHAMMED
Just before dawn on March 1, 2003, two dozen heavily armed Pakistani tactical assault forces move in and surround a safe house and received a text message from an informant inside the house.
It read: “I am with KSM.” Bursting in, they find the disheveled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed, in his bedroom. He is taken into custody.
In the safe house, they find a treasure trove of computers, documents, cell phones and other valuable “pocket litter.” Once in custody, K S M is defiant. He refuses to answer questions, informing his captors that he will tell them everything when he gets to America and sees his lawyer. But K S M is not taken to America to see a lawyer.
Instead he is taken to a secret C I A “black site” in an undisclosed location.
Upon arrival, K S M finds himself in the complete control of Americans. He does not know where he is, how long he will be there, or what his fate will be. Despite his circumstances, K S M still refuses to talk. He spews contempt at his interrogators, telling them Americans are weak, lack resilience and are unable to do what is necessary to prevent the terrorists from succeeding in their goals. He has trained to resist interrogation. When he is asked for information about future attacks, he tells his questioners scornfully, “Soon, you will know.”
It becomes clear he will not reveal the information using traditional interrogation techniques. So he undergoes a series of “enhanced interrogation techniques” approved for use only on the most high-value detainees. The techniques include waterboarding. He begins telling his C I A debriefers about active al Qaeda plots to launch attacks against the United States and other Western targets. He holds classes for C I A officials, using a chalkboard to draw a picture of al Qaeda’s operating structure, financing, communications, and logistics. He identifies al Qaeda travel routes and safe havens and helps intelligence officers make sense of documents and computer records seized in terrorist raids. He identifies voices in intercepted telephone calls, and helps officials understand the meaning of coded terrorist communications. He provides information that helps our intelligence community capture other high-ranking terrorists. K S M’s questioning, and that of other captured terrorists, produces more than 6,000 intelligence reports, which are shared across the intelligence community, as well as with our allies across the world.
In one of these reports, K S M describes in detail the revisions he made to his failed 1994-1995 plan known as the “Bojinka plot” to blow up a dozen airplanes carrying some 4,000 passengers over the Pacific Ocean. Years later, an observant C I A officer notices the activities of a cell being followed by British authorities appear to match K S M’s description of his plans for a Bojinka-style attack. In an operation that involves unprecedented intelligence cooperation between our countries, British officials proceed to unravel the plot. On the night of Aug. 9, 2006, they launch a series of raids in a northeast London suburb that lead to the arrest of two dozen al Qaeda terrorist suspects. They find a U S B thumb-drive in the pocket of one of the men with security details for Heathrow airport, and information on seven Trans-Atlantic flights that were scheduled to take off within hours of each other:
They seize bomb-making equipment and hydrogen peroxide to make liquid explosives. And they find the chilling martyrdom videos the suicide bombers had prepared.
Today, if you asked an average person on the street what they know about the 2006 airlines plot, most would not be able to tell you much. Few Americans are aware of the fact al Qaeda had planned to mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11 with an attack of similar scope and magnitude. And still fewer realize the terrorist’s’ true intentions in this plot were uncovered thanks to critical information obtained through the interrogation of the man who conceived it: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
This is only one of the many attacks stopped with the help of the C I A interrogation program established by the Bush Administration in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
In addition to helping break up these specific terrorist cells and plots, C I A questioning provided our intelligence community with an unparalleled body of information about al Qaeda.
Until the program was temporarily suspended in 2006, intelligence officials say, well over half of the information our government had about al Qaeda-how it operates, how it moves money, how it communicates, how it recruits operatives, how it picks targets, how it plans and carries out attacks-came from the interrogation of terrorists in CIA custody.
Former C I A Director George Tenet has declared: “I know this program has saved lives. I know we’ve disrupted plots. I know this program alone is worth more than what the F B I, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency put together have been able to tell us.”
Former C I A Director Mike Hayden has said: “The facts of the case are that the use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work.” Even Barack Hussein Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, has acknowledged: “High-value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country.” Leon Panetta, Obama’s C I A Director, has said: “Important information was gathered from these detainees. It provided information that was acted upon.”
John Brennan, Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor, when asked in an interview if enhanced-interrogation techniques were necessary to keep America safe, replied: “Would the U S be handicapped if the C I A was not, in fact, able to carry out these types of detention and debriefing activities, I would say yes.”
On Jan. 22, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama issued Executive Order 13491, closing the C I A program and directing that, henceforth, all interrogations by U S personnel must follow the techniques contained in the Army Field Manual The morning of the announcement, Mike Hayden was still in his post as C I A Director. He called White House Counsel Greg Craig and told him bluntly: “You didn’t ask, but this is the C I A officially non-concurring.”
The president went ahead anyway, overruling the objections of the agency.
A few months later, on April 16, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama ordered the release of four Justice Department memos that described in detail the techniques used to interrogate K S M and other high-value terrorists.
This time, not just Hayden (who was now retired) but five C I A directors – including Obama’s own director, Leon Panetta objected. George Tenet called to urge against the memo’s’ release. So did Porter Goss. So did John Deutch. Hayden says: “You had C I A directors in a continuous unbroken stream to 1995 calling saying, ‘Don’t do this.'”
In addition to objections from the men who led the agency for a collective 14 years, the President also heard objections from the agency’s covert field operatives. A few weeks earlier, Panetta had arranged for the eight top officials of the Clandestine Service to meet with the President. It was highly unusual for these clandestine officers to visit the Oval Office, and they used the opportunity to warn the President that releasing the memos
would put agency operatives at risk. The President reportedly listened respectfully, and then ignored their advice.
With these actions, Barack Hussein Obama arguably did more damage to America’s national security in his first 100 days of office than any President in American history.
But how many people know this?
Let me add another question, how many Americans really care? Uncovering the lawless actions of the Obama White House will show his dream was to start another Civil War to destroy America. 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?
It was amazing to see so many comments on the Facebook entry of my last article, “Closed for Repairs”. I really appreciate the few friends that seemed to be concerned if was quitting my writing. I just visited my WordPress site after a week of respite and was shocked that the “Closed for Repairs” posting was the number one article viewed by the world. An article that did not have a single word intriguing connotations. The fact that everyone who was interested in reading nothing was an American. How would you perceive this phenomenon?
During the same period not one person viewed my article on the healthcare debacle. That is sad news that more Americans are interested in nothing than the health care issues. This coupled with the obvious fact that the Senate also does not care proves that idiocracy is out of control. When some hate filled Republicans led by John McCain, two “Dizzy” females and some other Senators who exhibit mental problems voted with 100% with the Democrats to kill the healthcare work was saddening. Supporting the Democrats because they despise the President shows it is time to drain the “Senate Swamp”. The hate filled vote made it clear that the Senate and has no concern for the people suffering from Obummercare. Folks next year we can rid Congress of several Senators who voted to keep Obamacare.
I deeply enjoyed my respite from watching the daily news. After a few days with reruns of Mash, Lucy & Desi, Maude and other oldies and it was mind refreshing. It is a crying shame that the illegals, African Americans, Millennials or Generation Y misfits have zero knowledge of a time when Americans actually liked each other.
As it has rained for the last two days and golf was not possible I watched the news again this morning. It is obvious the media like Congress have forgotten the healthcare issues. It was a small surprise to learn that Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell, took time away from his 24 day vacation to express that the President expects too much activity from the Senate. Folks this is the most obvious admission of how the “Swamp” hates Trump and the Senate is overworked. It would be refreshing to know how many people who read this article agree that Congress is “Overworked”?
Other news revealed that Mueller’s “Witch Hunt” has expanded to dig into some individual’s history hoping to discover if they ever “Jaywalked” or sipped Russian Vodka?
It was refreshing to note that Trump’s warning to North Korea was disturbing to Senator Feinstein as provoking the enemy. I expect that her staff was tired of the August vacation and woke her up to get some face time on TV. After all, the people may forget her while she is vacationing. I served in the US Navy during the Korean War nearly 70 years ago. News clips this morning showed Presidential warnings to North Korea from John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Bush to stop their nuclear ambitions. No one slowed them down. They made great advancements while Obama courted the Muslim world and dismantled our military and nuclear capability. Now they threaten an atomic attack and who cares? The United States should have wiped them out when I was in the military. Congress is now having a 24 day vacation. America would be better off if all 100 Senators would just resign.
The most repeated news today is 1,000,000 news clips of North Korean leaders prancing and pictures of missile launches. I can never expect to see programs on TV that show harmony like I enjoyed as a boy and younger man. So I just decided to watch reruns of “Blue Bloods” and admire Tom Selleck, my TV and movie hero. I could not find any John Wayne movies and admire my oldest hero. He has already reached the age I will be on the 31st, 87 and hoping. I am praying that it will not rain in the morning so I can leave my Lazy Boy and fire up my golf cart.
I doubt many will read this but it allowed me to escape watching the news for an hour. I think I will go grocery shopping and let Norma watck NCIS reruns.
I DETEST THESE DISRUPTIONS DO YOU?????
Every Monday morning the news programs scan the country for hours reporting “Protest”. This morning we have to watch over and over the Puerto Rico supporters have parades honoring some terrorist that destroyed property and the killing of people in the name of something they never identified.
Next we watched protest and counter-protest all over America regarding Sharia Law, the most regressive form of anti-freedom in any civilized society.
Next we watched a sitting supposed lady Senator Gillibrand from New York actually curse our sitting President on national television. This has become a new form of civility for the children of America to see someone who should be a role model for our youth crawl into the gutter to make a hate-filled point. I hope before the day is over we have someone from Christianity demand that this “Slut-mouthed” so called lady resign. Likely won’t happen as she is so powerful there is too much fear to call her what she is.
We watch debates in Congress and news specials about our crumbling infrastructure, especially bad bridges, pot hole infested roads and neglected parks. Unfortunately Congress does nothing any more but debate and do nothing, Can you imagine how much improvement could result if these professional protesters would volunteer to improve the infrastructure needs with their wasted labor protesting. This would allow them to protest by improving instead of destroying property. Cleaning up a neglected park to protest something would be so much more positive than breaking out windows or looting neighborhood stores.
Why our Congress persons or the hate-filled media clowns who promote violence with their twisted messages can’t come up with positive suggestions to help America baffles me. We need a new approach and new programs to honor people who actually do things to help our society. A program to honor military actions each week that have helped improve or protect our freedoms. This might change some opinions of the young people who seem to hate military service.
I have watched this country struggle with a depression, survive a world war, serve in our military, lose a war and go down the toilet with hippies and now become the protest capital of the world. This is quite a trip in my nearly 87 years.
I sadly watched this destruction of freedoms dissident Americans to punish other Americans for some of the most idiotic reasons possible.
What really baffles and upsets me is “WHY”. There is not one of the 535 members in Congress who could explain why. We have a new President elected by the people who not only is trying to wake up America he is having to fight at least 500 of the elected individuals who are supposed to be leaders. Using an old phrase I have used many times our current Congress could not escape from a paper sack if both ends were open. Debate would never agree of which end to emerge so they would just stay in the bag forever. On second thought this might be better if the invited the negative media to join them. C Brewer June 12, 2017