10 Years Later… What Went Around, Comes Back Around

Posted By: 'Okie' | 9:15 am — 10/29/2014 | Leave a Comment


10YearsAgo

Ten years ago this month, ‘Okie’ made the switch from being a Blogger.com blog to a self-hosted WordPress-powered platform for my personal bloviating.  Like this year, 2004 was also an election year, a PRESIDENTIAL election year, and as I look back on the archives, this writer was a tireless supporter for the reelection of George W. Bush to a second term, over the rather pathetic Democrat candidate, our current Sec. of State, John (“I’m reporting for duty”) Kerry.

We had to wait another two whole years for the Dems to take over Congress in 2006, where they began plowing the ground for the election of a Democrat president.  Who at that time would have thought it possible that Barack Obama, an unproven, inexperienced politician from Chicago, would become POTUS?  With all that happened during his first term, it’s even more inconceivable that he would have been reelected in 2012.  One thing we do know, our Narcissist-in-Chief loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice, and to further that love affair, continues to campaign tirelessly for his party and its nominees — even when he should be back at the D.C. ranch taking care of Presidential business.  Why?  Because, it’s really all that he knows how to do well.

Barack Obama… he’s always been, and will always be…

“The Candidate”

obamaCandidate-1Yeah, the “nutters” actually won… who woulda thought?

 


OUR Greatest Challenge Awaits US… Can WE Rise To It?

Posted By: 'Okie' | 9:38 am — 9/1/2014 | 1 Comment


And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  –  Matthew 24:6

The anniversary of 9/11 is only days away and as Americans we should be ever vigilant for signs of a new attack.  ISIS is threatening such an event. Judicial Watch has written that the Feds are gearing up for a big one on the Southern border, due to ISIS having become affiliated with the Mexican drug cartels in Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, TX.

This AM I read the following at Breitbart: Rocker Girl, Mother of Two ISIS Recruit Wants to Behead Christians with ‘a Blunt Knife’ and just had to write about it over at The Kitchen Cabinet’s Facebook page:

We live in perilous times. We are weary of war. We just want to be left alone to our comfortable lives, our big screen TVs, our Friday night football games, the sounds of our children playing T-ball, our Facebook, our Twitter, our iPhones and X-Boxes…

Rocker Islamic Radical GirlHowever, there are forces out there that are determined to take ALL of that away from US, even recruiting from among us to do so. The executioner of American journalist James Foley was a Brit, rapper L-Jinny. The gal pictured here married an extremist, has changed her name, and they have gone to the IS caliphate to be with Foley’s killer to “do their part” for jihad. She lusts for the opportunity to decapitate her “enemies” with a dull knife. These are not new, unique events… history is full of this kind of murder and mayhem.

The Greatest Generation is almost all gone from our midst. They would be seeing the signs, as they also witnessed a great evil arising in the middle of Western Europe and Japan, and later in greater Asia. Weary from WWI and ravished from the fallout of the Great Depression there was no stomach for beginning the doing of what needed to be done. Until… the Japanese brought the war to US at Pearl Harbor.

We got this upcoming war brought to our shores on September 11, 2001 with devastating direct strikes on our major financial district and our Pentagon. By the heroics of passengers who knew they were doomed either way and chose to die defending their country, one of our national seats of government was spared on that day.

We have NO idea how many radical Islamic terrorists have crossed the Southern border in the latest waves of illegal infiltrations, and neither do we know how many of them were flown to destinations across the land during the time the illegals were being allowed to board domestic flights without ID or documentation.

Sec. of State John Kerry will use a Nato summit and try to put together a ‘world coalition’ to fight ISIS on its home turf. The Saudi King has announced that ISIS will bring terror “in Europe in a month and US a month after.”

We are tired… we are financially exhausted… we don’t want to sacrifice our children and grandchildren to the ravages of war. No one of good heart ever does.

The big question is, how much do we want to survive as a society? What will we be leaving to our children? Will the future of America be the Freedom of our Founders, or the brutal, bloodthirsty Sharia of the medieval Arabian desert?

FoleysExecutionThis is what the “brutal, bloodthirsty Sharia of the medieval Arabian desert” looks like. This is the British rapper L-Jinny moments before he takes that knife and brutally removes the head from the body of living American photo-journalist, James Foley.

What will be the response when ISIS infiltrators start posting videos like this on social media that have been shot in the desert outside Las Vegas, in the vast areas of New Mexico, from Times Square?

Why does President Barack Obama admit to the world that his administration has NO plan to deal with the likes of ISIS, and then cavalierly go golfing, again?

Our world is not what we think it is… it is a far more dangerous, brutal and deadly place. Modern civilization is a thin veneer of sophistication and ease, covering a deep well of evil, like an active volcano, ready to erupt at any time with violent, deadly force.

Unlike with a volcano, we can fight against this evil, if we have the will, and the faith.

That’s the question… do we?


Happy Father’s Day

Posted By: 'Okie' | 8:39 am — 6/15/2014 | 6 Comments


Dad-and-Dale

 

It WAS the “best of times”…


Memorial Day 2014

Posted By: 'Okie' | 9:47 am — 5/26/2014 | 4 Comments


Memorial Day

“American Soldier”

“And I will always do my duty, no matter what the price.
I’ve counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice.
Oh, and I don’t want to die for you,
But if dying’s asked of me,
I’ll bear that cross with honor,
‘Cause freedom don’t come free.

I’m an American soldier, an American,
Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right,
I’m out here on the front lines. Sleep in peace tonight.
American soldier, I’m an American soldier, …”

— Toby Keith


The Racism of an NBA Team Owner and the Long Knives of the Press

Posted By: 'Okie' | 9:01 am — 4/30/2014 | 1 Comment


DonSterlingWe had quite a weekend our here in Southern California over the LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s private conversation with his mistress in which she goaded him into an incoherent racist rant. Subsequent mass outrage has cost him ownership of the team and a lifetime ban from the NBA. Good riddance to Donald Sterling in professional basketball.

However, the LA City Council is requesting all local papers to stop accepting ads from his companies (he owns tons of rental properties, 100s — 1000s?) So the question comes up, “Does a private conversation now rise to the occasion as to being the basis for destroying a person’s livelihood?”

KareemTo my mind, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former Lakers center, has the most rational take on the entire circus. He has lived with, studied and written about racism in America his entire life and sees much to be concerned about in the press melee that converged on Sterling.

Abdul-Jabbar, perhaps channeling his closet libertarianism, also blasted the fact that Sterling’s private conversation — however racist — was suddenly broadcast nationwide.

“Didn’t we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen’s privacy in such an un-American way?” he asked, comparing the secret tape-recording to Mitt Romney’s embarrassing 47 percent remark, recorded without the then-candidate’s knowledge.

“The making and release of this tape is so sleazy that just listening to it makes me feel like an accomplice to the crime,” Abdul-Jabbar fumed. “We didn’t steal the cake but we’re all gorging ourselves on it.”

“So, if we’re all going to be outraged,” the former NBA star concluded, “let’s be outraged that we weren’t more outraged when his racism was first evident. Let’s be outraged that private conversations between people in an intimate relationship are recorded and publicly played. Let’s be outraged that whoever did the betraying will probably get a book deal, a sitcom, trade recipes with Hoda and Kathie Lee, and soon appear on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”

Guess the next question to be asked is, “Who’s next?”

 


Happy Blessed Easter 2014 … Christ is Risen!

Posted By: 'Okie' | 7:58 am — 4/20/2014 | Comments Off


Christ is risen


A blessed Easter to you and yours,

Okie