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The following stories have wonderful shades of emotions. These are based on true incidences both wonderful and inspirational.

These stories will remove some wrong misconceptions that we have about the people and life in general.

1. Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground. He said, “Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back 3 years ago.

2. Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try! You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.

3. Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70’s – what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing.

4. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.

5. I am blind by birth. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I asked my father- “Dad, can I play baseball?” He said “You’ll never know until you try.” When I was a teenager, I asked him, – “Dad Can I become a surgeon?”. He replied “Son, you’ll never know until you try.” Today I am a Surgeon, just because I tried!

6. Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”

7. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.

8. Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job.

I start tomorrow.

9. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”

10. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

11. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?” “Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.

12. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

13. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, “I hope you feel better soon.”

14. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.

Best sermons are lived, not preached.  ANON


My friend Dr. Peter Forrest sent this to me and it had a deep impact on this old man. I would like to give credit to the person who compiled these events but they are unknown. I considered just forwarding the message but I have decided to post it on this blog. Hopefully others will share this with as many as possible, especially on Facebook like I have done. Thanks Peter as this lifted my spirits on a day I was a little down in the dumps.  C Brewer


America is managed by politicians and bankers. Have you ever asked yourself why we have some of the uncommon sense that prevails in the events noted below?  C Brewer

·       You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

·       Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

·       A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

·       The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

·       Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.

·       Working class Americans pay for their own health care and the health care of others who had rather not work. Whats worse is that we provide free birth comtrol devices for unmarried women that choose to have child after child on the State’s dime while never being held responsible for their fraudulent behavior.

·       Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

·       The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks not to work.

·       Being self-sufficient is considered a “threat to the government.”

·       The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

·       Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.

·       You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

·       Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe.”

·       You have to have your parent’s signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.

·       An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.

·       Using the “N” word is considered “hate speech” but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered “art.”

What’s far worse is that, according to the most recent polls, most of the politicians who make the above and foregoing laws and policies are about to be re-elected by the voting public.  So, since Americans are going to get the government they deserve, why not choose to move to Costa Rica.  At least there the government doesn’t pretend to be something it is not, and the weather is a LOT more pleasant all year round.

Thanks Allan for these thought provoking facts.  CB


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Recent Obama Democratic TV ads have slanted, lied, distorted and libeled Mitt Romney. Politics has now narrowed down for me to vote for the person I dislike the least. It is impossible now to find any politician that runs on their record. To win you must find everything wrong with your opponent, then beg, borrow or steal enough money to show he is worse than you are. Sad but true. As an example, we have the nastiest political race for the open Texas Senate seat that I have ever seen. I voted this morning in the runoff against the one who was the nastiest.

It is obvious I will vote for Romney because our current President is destroying our Republic. Romney was not my choice from the Republicans who ran. Voting for the Libertarian candidate is a vote for Obama. I would not vote for Obama if he was running for dog catcher.      

The media has nothing good to say about Mitt Romney. They emphasize things like, he is not “likable” and he doesn’t “relate well” to people. A friend sent me an “E” mail with the several reasons “To Dislike Mitt Romney.” I will repeat some and paraphrase others for you to decide if he will get your vote?

He is handsome with a gracious, statesmanlike aura. He is my choice for Commander-in-Chief.

He has been married to one woman his entire life, been faithful to her, including her ordeals with breast cancer and MS.

He has no scandals or skeletons in his closet.  (That bores the media).

He avoids speaking with a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” like his opponent.

He is an extremely intelligent gentleman. He graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School…and by the way, his academic records are available for public review. An academic comparison would be great news if the media was not biased.

 He doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. I suppose this is boring to the media and the President.

He represents my life with the America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church, didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

He has a family of five great sons….and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. Why, because they were raised by a stay-at-home mom who cared and helped teachers educate them.

By the way…..he’s a MORMON. We are cautioned by the President and the media to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

The progressives and the media warn us that because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans. I am an ordinary American that worked hard to be successful and like Romney I made my money myself. We both had help but it was not the government that provided it. The tax payers pay for all government expenses. The problem is that the tax payers are shrinking while the population is growing. Our current President and the Democratic Senate are hell-bent on making America a dominate welfare society.

I urge everyone to look at the difference between a freedom loving and proven leader like Romney and a whining example of being raised by welfare who actually hates Americans who work hard. He never worked a day in his life to create anything other than Acorn. He is a boy who got a silver spoon from the people who worked hard to provide him an opportunity. He promised he would unify Americans and he has divided this country with racial hate and class warfare. Some day he will stand before the people and God to be judged.  


C Brewer


One thing is certain; everyone has received help to achieve success in creating a business. In Obama’s opinion the government provided me my mind, my desire and my education that took me 47 years to complete and was the reason for success in business. I always thought God provided me with those assets but I forgot, Obama thinks he is God and Mohammad. My mistake I suppose. I do remember the long hours working 32 years for someone else and the scary moments establishing nine businesses. I also remember the travel to 32 countries and 49 states with over 2500 nights in hotels and over 3 million air miles. Funny thing though, I don’t remember the government ever helping me before Medicare age.

Whoops, I forgot that they fed and clothed me when I volunteered to join the US Navy at 17. Thanks Obama but this was before you were born.   

President Obama, under the influence of his love for himself, made a recent speech to supporters. He actually stated that business owners owe their success to government investment in infrastructure and other projects. He said “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”

Obama’s speech was made during a campaign stop in Roanoke, Va., just days after he urged Congress to extend tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration only to families earning less than $250,000 annually. He stressed that his reason was that top earners have an obligation to pay more to trim the deficit.

“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there”.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” he said. “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has pledged a vote on the Obama plan before Congress’ August recess, but whether he has the votes remains unclear. A handful of Democrats – include several facing a tough re-election bid – don’t want to vote on a proposal that would result in a tax increase for some Americans.

Senate Democrats and Republicans have fought over the tax cut extensions long enough. I am sick of the way Congress protects their own re-election rather than serve the people. The economy should be the only campaign issue as Mitt Romney attempts to upend Obama’s re-election bid.

Leaders of the GOP-controlled House will hopefully try to extend the cuts for all Americans. The Democratic controlled Senate has already started distorting, lying and brainwashing the public without facts. The really sad part is the media will support whatever our self ordained God and his puppet Senators desire. Divide, incite fear and violence is their only hope for re-election. I have no shame for being a successful businessman and job creator.

These tax cuts will expire in January and our retirement savings will suffer one more slashing. “Mohammed Obama” will get it all with four more years.


C Brewer


This is a real letter. 
According to the US Treasury, A single income family/tax payer who earns over $385,000.00/yr is in the 1% that those Occupy Wall Street (OWS) mobs are protesting against.  Well, here’s one of those “Big Wigs” expressing a few cold hard facts about who and how one gets ahead in this country. 

Michael A. Crowley, PE is the owner of Crowley & Associates, Inc. and was President and an owner of Crowley, Crisp & Associates, Inc. and Michael A. Crowley, PC.

As President of Crowley & Associates, Inc., Mike is a lead designer of water supply, treatment and storage projects, regional sewage lift station design and residential and commercial site development projects and is responsible for the management of the firm.
Mike’s industry background includes over 20 years experience in the civil engineering field inclusive of executive level responsibilities in Marketing and Project Management. Prior to founding Michael A. Crowley, PC, Mike held positions with several engineering firms in North Carolina and Maine.
Mike holds a B. S. Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Maine and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College.
Mike is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and holds professional registrations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Indiana, Maine, Tennessee, Australia, and Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. Mike is a native of Norridgewock, Maine.
The Crowley family resides in Wake Forest.
To All My Valued Employees,There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job.

What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country. Of course, as your employer, I am forbidden to tell you whom to vote for – it is against the law to discriminate based on political affiliation, race, creed, religion, etc.

Please vote for who you think will serve your interests the best. However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interest.

First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a back story.This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You saw my big home at last years Christmas party. I’m sure all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life.

What you don’t see is the back story.I started this company 12 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living space was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.

My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn’t have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.

Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting Nordstrom’s for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the Goodwill store extracting any clothing item that didn’t look like it was birthed in the 70’s.

My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business — with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.

So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9 am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5 pm, I don’t. There is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I eat, ****, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to me like a 1 day old baby.

You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden — the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations… You never realize the back story and the sacrifices I’ve made. Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail out all the people who didn’t.

The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits but the price I’ve paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:

I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don’t pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my “stimulus” check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.

The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check?

Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country. The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here. I mean, why should you? That’s nuts. Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy. Here is what many of you don’t understand .. to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn’t need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But you can forget it now.

When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don’t defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the mud of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine.

Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep. So where am I going with all this? It’s quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple. I fire you. I fire your co-workers. You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child’s future. Frankly, it isn’t my problem any more. Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire.

You see, I’m done. I’m done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.

While tax cuts to 95% of America sounds great on paper, don’t forget the back story: If there is no job, there is no income to tax. A tax cut on zero dollars is zero. So, when you make decision to vote, ask yourself, who understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of saving your job. While the media wants to tell you “It’s the economy Stupid” I’m telling you it isn’t.

If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steam rolled the Constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me in the South Caribbean sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

Signed, Your boss,

Michael A. Crowley, PE
Thanks Ron, I hope every American alive will see this letter. I lived a similar life at age 53 and faced some of his same pains. Success in this country today is looked at as being the enemy. C Brewer 


Written by  Dr. Jack WheelerThursday, 07 July 2011

Monday’s (7/04/11)  unveiling of Ronald Reagan’s statue, described in A Reagan Fourth of July, was followed that evening by a black tie Ronald Reagan Centennial Banquet  in London’s magnificent 14th century Guildhall. Some 800 Reagan admirers attended and I was fortunate to be one of them.

I was seated next to a nice lady who was the dean of a prestigious US law school, without hesitation I answered, “Sarah Palin.”  She blanched. “Palin can’t win – so there’s no way I could be for her.”

“So who are you for?” I responded. “Mitt Romney,” came her reply. When I made a face, she explained, “For me, it’s all about who has the best chance to beat Obama. We simply cannot afford four more years of this guy. I think Romney has the best chance of anyone out there, so I’m for him.”

“I disagree with your conclusion, but I certainly agree with your premise, was my response”.

A fellow across the table joined in, an investment banker from Connecticut who now lives in London. “Palin could win, although I’m far from convinced of it. I am convinced, however, that there is someone else in a much better position than Romney to defeat Obama.” Our eyes turned to him.

“Rick Perry, I think he would slice Obama up like shredded pork and have him for a Texas barbeque.”

We all laughed and agreed that called for another glass of wine. “Just compare the stats, the economy of Texas, the state that’s created half of all the jobs in the country, vs. the economy of the country as a whole under Obama, “he continued. “Obama – or Zero as you call him, Jack – is an abysmal failure, Perry is a stunning success, period. I could go on…” We invited him to.

“Well, to start with, Perry is a man’s man, while Obama is a metrosexual, a girlie-man. Perry is 100% American, Obama is 100%…something else. In 2008, the energy and passion was pro-Obama; in 2012, the energy and passion will be anti-Obama, which Perry could personify as he’ll go for Obama’s jugular like Romney could never do.

“But there’s another reason why I’m excited about Perry that is far more fundamental than all of this, even the economy.  The only possible way I see to truly cut the federal government down to size, is for the states via the 10th Amendment to do the cutting, to take chunks of power away from it. A President Perry would be uniquely positioned to lead his fellow Republican governors in a crusade to do this.”

I could not help staring at him. “That is a very interesting and persuasive argument – the best I’ve heard for Perry,” I mused. “What you’re saying is that Perry, as the most successful sitting governor in the country and chairman of the Republican Governors Association, would naturally focus his campaign on the success of states with Republican governors like him…”

We began ticking them off: Christie in New Jersey, McDonnell in Virginia, Kasich in Ohio, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Rick Snyder in Michigan, Rick Scott in Florida, Mitch Daniels in Indiana, Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, Nikki Haley in South  Carolina, Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania – 29 out of 50 now.
“… And focus by contrast on the failure of states with Dem governors, like California, Illinois, and Minnesota. He’d bring all these GOP govs, his current colleagues, into a lead campaign role, and make 10th Amendment freedom of states from Washington control a major campaign theme.”

“Exactly!” the fellow across from me exclaimed with a smile.  “No other major political leader in the country has embraced the 10th as a personal cause like Perry. Can you imagine how much he would enforce it upon the Federal Government as President?”

There’s no doubt about Perry being a 10th Amendment champion. He wrote an entire book about it:  Fed Up! This is no presidential aspirant vanity book. He actually calls, for example, Social Security “a Ponzi scheme.” He advocates the repeal of the 16th and the 17th Amendments. Repeatedly he argues that the way, the mechanism, for regaining our freedom from the federal nanny state is enforcing the 10th.

He offers a fascinating rebuttal of the Dem states-rights-is-Jim-Crow-racism canard, that it was the federal
government’s unconstitutional violation of northern states’ rights that precipitated the Civil War:

“Unwilling to give up a way of life inexcusably based on an abominable practice, southern states  persuaded Congress — the federal government to pass the Fugitive Slave  Act of 1850, which compelled citizens of northern states to act against  their conscience and help return escaped former slaves into bondage.

“Meanwhile, the federal Supreme Court got involved, striking  down states’ personal liberty laws and ruling in Dred Scott that federal territories could not be free and that free states were not  entitled to offer the rights of citizenship to former slaves. Thus, while the southern states seceded in the name of ‘state’s rights,’ in many ways it was the northern states whose sovereignty was violated in the run-up to the Civil War.”

Ever hear of Paint Creek, Texas? It’s in the middle of total nowheresville on Farm Road 600 about halfway between Abilene and Wichita Falls. Rick Perry was born there in 1950. His folks were cotton farmers. He’s a fifth-generation Texan who went to Texas A&M. He’s an Aggie. He’s a real guy, a real American unlike the ersatz-elite pseudo-educated pretend-American infesting the White House today.

Liberals hate him – and so does the RINO Republican Establishment elite. The latter, led by Karl Rove, went full bore against him in supporting Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the 2008 GOP gubernatorial primary. All the smart money was on KBH. Perry obliterated her by over 300,000 votes.

He sums up his philosophy of governing in five words: “Don’t spend all the money.” He despises Warmism as “junk science,” despises ethanol subsidies as “corrupt,” and is “drill, baby, drill” pro-energy. He’s solidly pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. His first book (2008) is On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are Worth Fighting For, and loathes the ACLU.

He married his high school sweetheart 29 years ago who’s now First Lady of Texas and with whom he has a son and daughter. He’s much handsomer than Zero, and a much better speaker without a teleprompter. In a debate, Perry would chew Zero up.

As I write this, enormous pressure is being put on Perry by the  entire world elite from Zero personally on down to cave on the execution of  a Mexican, Humberto Leal, who in 1994 hideously raped and murdered a 16 year-old girl, Adria Sauceda, in San Antonio.

He has become a cause célèbre of every commie-marxist-liberal-moonbat hate-America outfit on earth. They are freaking out that the execution of this proto-hominid dirtbag is ‘‘a violation of international law. ”

You of course can see how the Left wants to use Leal as a camel’s nose under the tent of American sovereignty. The black hilarity is that Leal is an illegal alien whom the Left would normally say should have all the rights of a US citizen – but suddenly now he’s a ‘Mexican national’ subject  to ‘international law’ with the rights of a Mexican citizen.

This will be a real-time test for Perry. If he caves, and gives this Mexican pig a stay of execution, he will torpedo his chances for the presidency. If he stands up to the world, to Zero, the UN, and the International Left by allowing the execution to proceed at 6:00pm Central Time, then… game on. The likelihood of 2012 being Perry vs. Zero will drastically increase.

We’ll know soon. The 10th argument for Rick Perry is persuasive – even the law school lady thought so – but the proof is in tonight’s pudding.

Although I’m still a Palinista, I’m getting tired of her teasing.  She didn’t announce as she teased she might on the 4th.  She can’t wait much longer and neither can Perry. It’s going to be one or the other – and maybe that’s the issue. They are good friends and don’t want to challenge each other. They both haven’t decided for sure.

It’s doubtful that they’ll both run. One will defer to the other – but which one? No more suspense, you two! Make up your minds! Then again, they are probably having a good laugh talking on the phone right now over this. “Let’s keep this going until after Labor Day, Sarah.”  “Why not, Rick?  Let’s relax, enjoy the summer, and drive everyone crazy at the same time. “Maybe that’s good advice. Relax, enjoy the summer, let everyone else go crazy, and relish the fact that either one of them will kick Zero’s skinny derrière in 2012.

If you missed it in the newspaper, Leal was executed on time in Huntsville, Texas as ordered by the court. Perry did not bend!!!

Thanks Doc, I hope this posting will get some attention for the people to evaluate. It’s a shame most Americans will never have the opportunity to read this before they pull the lever on a voting machine. CB



Before you read this let me state that I am not looking for any sympathy from anyone. I am just an old man who worked more hours than most to achieve the American Dream. After 17 years of retirement I am convinced that my government is close to destroying my savings for as punishment for being successful. Obama’s obsession to share the wealth is destroying those of us that saved to take care of ourselves

Obama and his progressive army have finished destroying the American Dream of home ownership. Carter started the eventual demise a long time ago. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd protected the scam with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until the bubble burst. Barney still stands before the cameras to defend these government mismanaged organizations today.

Our government could not manage a bankrupt whorehouse in Nevada. How on God’s green earth did anyone with a third grade education, ever expect them to run Amtrak, the Postal Service, TVA, General Motors or Chrysler and break even, much less make a profit? Now the flood of new government regulations is destroying all businesses with idiotic and wasteful constraints.

In the last few days my IRA has suffered a near suicide. Does Obama or Congress care? No, they are on vacation and with their pensions, could care less that they have wiped out the savings of millions of senior citizens. For twenty seven years of service with a large defense contractor, I receive a pension of $221.47 per month. This will not even pay for the Medicare supplement for my wife and me.

I spent the last eleven years of my work life with one tall hill to climb. I knew before I started my first business what my pension would be. As I have a Masters in Business it was obvious that my future retirement would require personal savings to insure that we would survive old age.

In those eleven years I average 225 nights a year in hotels in over 27 countries and 49 states. I missed birthdays, anniversaries, my children’s school events and death in my family. Several of these trips exceeded 5 weeks and I amassed over 2 million miles on airplanes. Obviously my family also suffered.

Finally at age 64 I had saved enough to retire and with my savings in my IRA I felt secure. I had no fear that my children would not be burdened with caring for us when the time arose. I was blessed with a mind, driven to succeed and actually achieved every goal I had made for myself. Few honest people ever reach this pinnacle of success.

We are constantly asked if we are better off now than in the past by the self-ordained blood sucking saviors in Washington. Until Bush Two and Obama came along I could honestly say I have had a better life than most. I was better off each year as compound interest and long term investments were successful in maintaining my savings.

If Obama’s changes continue to improve as he keeps preaching, my savings will completely disappear before he completes his first term. If he wins another 4 years my children will not only have to take care of us, my grand children will never have a chance to even retire.

My question, especially to senior citizens, is your life these past four years better or worse than you expected?

I expect some feedback that I should have buried my savings in a fruit jar and it would all still be there. Well my 1994 dollars would be worth about $.38 cents today. If Washington keeps helping us with spending more than we have, will it be worth anything next year?

One more question. How many people, who are not working for the government, on welfare or drawing unemployment, feel they will be better off next year? I will be happy to share your names with everyone I can and I will try to sell you my “Golden Goose”. I got my goose from Washington with a promise that our government is always there to help me “out”. They just never explained what “out” was. “Out” seems to really be, “out” of luck, “out” of money, “out” of hope, hurry up and croak and get “out” of the way.

Clyde Brewer

A Common Sense Education Recommendation.

The following article was published on Big Government.com, Sunday 1-23-11. I have read this over and over and someone should give Kyle Olson a Nobel Prize for this work. I have replaced the Teachers with Congress, every union and every branch of the US and State government and agencies, except the Military and get the same results. They are all idiots, but they are smarter than the idiots that elect them, us, you and me.

Can you imagine that our military would promote the ranks based on seniority, rather than skill and results. We have survived over 200 years with the best military ever assembled. Had they used seniority as the basis for promotion we would likely still be part of England. It could be worse, just try to imagine if the military not ignored the rule of seniority we would likely be speaking German after WW1. The progressive movement started the hard right turn with T. Roosevelt. Woodrow Wilson then started the big left turns after WW1. There was a period of a few years that sanity returned then we got F Roosevelt and the race for Socialism reached overdrive again. Still our military stayed with results instead of tenure, thank God.  After WW11 the dramatic swing toward seniority as a business model took large left turns and empowered the unionization of government workers that removed all common sense from our government.

The only eight years of reality returned with Reagan. He at least had the courage to fire the Air Traffic Controllers, who were shutting down air travel. The skew to the left was revived after Reagan, with Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2 and went nuts when Obama was elected.

If all businesses were to use tenure/seniority as the tool to advance people, do you honestly believe we would survive? Results drive people to be better, if the rewards are for achievement. If tenure is the accepted measure of advancement, why would anyone desire to improve themselves or anything?

Folks, the reason is it doesn’t work and someday Washington will wake up, I pray.  CB

The article follows:

Add NFL Team With Tenure, Seniority

by Kyle Olson

American Federation of Teachers’ President Randi Weingarten has been doing her best to make sure Big Labor has a say in education reform.  She wants to drive the train.  The National Education Association, on the other hand, is taking the tact of putting dynamite under the tracks.

While Weingarten says all the right things and uses all the necessary poll-tested phrases, she really wants to maintain the status quo.  No tenure reform.  No need to judge teachers by any measure other than seniority.

But in an interview with Newsweek, she made this curious statement, in response to Bill Gates saying, “We need to measure what they do, and then have incentives for the other teachers to learn those things:”

“Football teams do this all the time,” Weingarten responded. “They look at the tape after every game. Sometimes they do it during the game. They’re constantly deconstructing what is working and what isn’t working. And they’re jettisoning what isn’t working and building up on what is working, and doing it in a team-like approach.”

That’s correct – they do. It’s too bad that public education does not operate more like the NFL.

Here’s an idea. Let’s have the NEA and AFT become the owners of a new NFL franchise. For a lack of a better name, we’ll call the new team the Thugs.

Players on the Thugs’ roster would receive tenure after two years, like they do in New York City Public Schools.

They can play on the Thugs as long as they’d like, regardless of their skill level.  And players would be judged not for their ability to score touchdowns or sack quarterbacks, but the number of years they’ve been in the NFL.

Over time, the Thugs’ roster would be filled with 50- and 60-year old players, raking in the big bucks while losing game after game.

Does anyone believe that the hypothetical Thugs, with their incredible job security, would be competitive with the teams that compensate players based on their performance and frequently alter their rosters to maintain an edge?

It would be wonderful if public education would operate more like the NFL, where you get paid for results and released for incompetence. Maybe then American K-12 students would receive the instruction they truly deserve.

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