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Who are we as a nation?

RG

September 16, 2022

When thinking of this current administration, a statement of George Orwell comes to mind, [ It is frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so much influence.] We have a man and others in his administration that continue to perpetuate and make statements that are false and untrue suggesting all citizens are to fall in line to what they say blindly or else their ‘storm troopers’ and ‘jackboot thugs’ will come knocking down our doors and arrest us to hold us captive indefinitely in an undisclosed location away from our family where they can continue to violate our First Amendment rights out of the sight of everyone where there is no scrutiny of their actions.

 

[ When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you many not read; This you must not see; This you are forbidden to know; the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.] (Robert Heinlein, fiction author, aeronautical engineer) If leaders lead by example by having the experiences in the area that they wish to achieve, then it must also hold to be true that the failings of the Biden policies are a true representation of the man who has no actual experience in leading.

 

The train conductors, engineers, and freight workers union attempted to be on strike by the end of the week but per the announcement on Thursday a “tentative agreement” has been reached but it is still subject to the body of the rail workers unions to accept. If not accepted, this could have a profound impact on our nation’s infrastructure and logistics of moving goods across this country. This administration’s falsehoods are their aphrodisiac that stimulates their desires to keep on lying. If the truth is to set one free, then what is the continuing lying doing? It is causing them to continue in their pursuit of making false promises that they know they cannot keep. Biden said in his ‘Rose Garden’ pep rally on the thirteenth of September that, “the promise of America is real.” America’s promise is real if one works to achieve it, but I know he is not the deliverer nor his team the provider of the real promise for his promises are ones of continued failures.

 

Another big issue that should be on the minds of our leaders is the growing friendship that is being seen between Putin and Xi. This growing relationship should be concerning to everyone in our government on all levels for we know not what these two are concocting for future events for it is for certain to be evil and other than world domination they are not just planning a golf outing. It should be as obvious to our leaders as the noses on their faces that China and Russia have become tied to one another as time has gone by. The partnership they have engaged in since prior to Russia’s invasion and attack on Ukraine not only has concerns for Taiwan but should be concerning for the people of the rest of the world.

 

China’s world policy is about developing strategic relationships that help promote their ideologies and themselves as a world superpower. Russia’s world policies are much like those of China’s as per Julia Guraganus and Eugene Rumer, “Russia’s long-standing quest for strategic depth, great power ambitions, and uneasy ties with the West have left an indelible imprint on Moscow’s foreign policy. To create a web of relationships and project influences in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and other parts of the world appear to be a new element of Russian policy.” (Russia’s Global Ambitions in Perspective, February 2019) In layman’s terms, China and Russia have the same ambitions to make all dependent on them for everything. This objective, regrettably, is very much working and seems to be unstoppable at this moment in time. The only hope could be like the scenarios of the old western movies when two fast gun slingers are in the same gang, sooner or later the two must have a confrontation to determine who is the fastest and the end result will be either one will be killed, or both will be eliminated.

 

The time is now for the leadership of this country to come to grips with the realization that China and Russia are nobody’s friend. Their view of the world is one that it is theirs to do with what they will and until someone stands up to them and puts a halt on their ambitions, the continuing slaps on their wrist are meaningless and laughable as far as they are concerned and will not stop them from pursuing their common interests. Let’s not forget that looming not too far behind these two in the distance are their protégé and offspring, Iran and North Korea. All are peas of the same pot.

 

Another big issue is the anarchy of America that we all here in America have been experiencing for over two years. The shutdowns, the riots, the rise in crime in the democratic run cities and states, and the continuation with no leadership to stop it. Sanctuary cities and states now are crying because the border states Governors of Texas, Arizona, and now Florida, are busing and flying migrants who have crossed the southern border illegally to their cities and states all with them screaming how inhumane it is for these Governors to do these acts when all along this administration has been conducting the same actions but doing it under the cover of darkness. These cities and states cry out to the media that they cannot handle the influx of migrants but implies that these issues are the issues of Texas, Arizona, and Nevada but not theirs. They too are part of the United States, and it is all the States problem not just a select few.

 

Calling for no border wall and having the border open for anyone to cross unrestricted has led to the increased crime and illegal drug seizures in all the cities and states of the country. These sanctuary cities and states wanted to provide a place of sanctuary for these individuals and now they are having to put their money where their mouth is so to speak. This is what you get when you call for defunding the police, eliminate bail for arrested criminals, and call for the de-organization of the border patrol and ICE. When leaders care more about letting criminals loose on our streets and not holding them accountable for their actions and less about protecting the citizens, then looting, riots, burnings, increased homeless camps, increased open drug activity, increased attacks on innocent civilians, increased robberies, increased murders, and many other illegal activities will prevail, and they should not be surprised. Eventually the actions of January 6 at the US Capital will become a side show to what will become more prevalent in every state and city across the land for the innocent citizens will rise up to say we have had enough, and it is time to gain control over our cities and bring back law and order to our streets to protect our homes, families, and businesses. If not, then we all should get used to living in a state like those seen in The Return of the Archons and The Purge.

 

Finally, to understand all we have been going through and if things do not change to revert the course Biden and his crew of imbeciles have been taking us on, lets look and review the statement of Greg Hegel (1770-1831), a German philosopher who was considered to be one of the founding figures of Western philosophy stated, [  History is indeed, little more than the register of the ‘crimes, follies, and misfortunes’ of mankind. But what experience and history teach is this – that people and governments have never learned anything from history or acted on principles deduced from it….]

 
 
 

Thoughts from the Second
Pour

Clinking Whiskey Glasses

If we were in Vegas

by RG 

September 16, 2022

[ The following is true. It is a brief synopsis of details of how things are in the world today. The option to accept as factual always falls on the reader.]

I am a quiet person. I live a quiet life. I bother no one and I respect my neighbor’s privacy and their rights. I treat all with respect and I expect the same from others whom I come in contact within my journey through life. Very few things these days upset and bother me other than the current political SNAFU’s we see daily. Treating someone as you want to be treated has been my mantra since high school. However, now I feel I must speak out about a wrong.

 

It has been several months now since the event I about to mention occurred. I have been silent these days trying to allow time to pass to let my feelings of hurt resend and my nerves to calm down to where I can talk about it without going insanely crazy filled with outrage. If an event has all the trappings of appearing to be improper, then most likely in most cases the event was improper.

 

Starting at the beginning, I joined a betting pool with my ‘friends’ where we placed numeric values on weekly college games lasting through the 13-week college football season. At the end of the season, whomever had accumulated the most points won the money in the pot. Simple. Then following the regular season games, there was another pool we all got involved with, it was termed as the ‘Bowl Pool’. Some forty-four bowl games are involved to include the championship bowl game that determines the College Football National Champion.

 

As long as I can remember, there has only been one set strict rule for the pools, once the participant has picked a team and assigned a point value no changes are permitted after the deadline each week which for the regular season games is 12 noon on Saturdays and for the Bowl Pool games, 12 noon of the day of the first bowl game. As a caveat, it is worth knowing that during the Bowl Pool, which the bowl games generally begin around the midpoint of December say the15th to the 17th, all teams are picked, and point values applied to include the championship game. No changes are permitted after the deadline starts.

 

Now before we proceed further, a determination must be made, and it is what is the definition of cheating?  Cheating is by definition, to act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage. To say the rule of the Bowl Pool changed days prior to the playing of the championship game, which had to be picked and points applied when picking and applying points for the other bowl games involved in the pool, is well in a word, cheating in order for the one who was going to lose now to win.

 

In Vegas, if someone is suspected of cheating the first thing that occurs is that the individual is detained then questioned. Suspicion of cheating is a serious matter in Vegas and is enough of a probable cause to warrant detention and interrogation by authorities of not only the casinos and other gambling houses but law enforcement of that individual. Results can be harsh, you are blacklisted, prohibited from gambling and being on the premises of the gambling establishments. It is a felony and subject to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. No beatings as depicted in the movies are involved but who knows right!

 

Now, as those involved are not in Vegas, then the rules of Vegas of course do not apply. So then, who is the overseer of the pool so that all goes accordingly for we are all ‘friends’ playing a ‘friendly game’. Well, the pool manager is the overseer and in this case the pool manager is also a participant in the pools. Normally in the years past during the seasons there have been no real issues to contend with as to the rules other than a minor skirmish that involved how one can pick a team during the regular weekly season, but as the saying goes it is only a matter of time for it only takes one event to call into question if there is any impropriety. A conflict of interest is a conflict of interest. When the manager of the pool is the overseer of the pools and is also a participant of the pools, who then is watching the watcher?

 

Bottomline, it is easier to call me a sore, disgruntled loser than admitting the integrity of the pool was compromised and the manager acted inappropriately. Going forward then participants play at their own risk for the rules are always changing. What you agree to today may not be the rules you play under tomorrow.

                      Continued post

     ****An Invitation to respond***

                               A letter to the President of the United States of America

                                                      by RG

                   October 12, 2021, day 265 of the Biden Presidency

 

The President of the United States of America

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, D.C. 20500

 

Dear Mr. President,

Time has come for you and your administration to stand up and answer for your in activity in ignoring the issues that are currently facing this country that are caused by your policies since you took office ten months ago. Your refusal to act like a man and a President, borders on a dereliction of duty for the man who was elected to represent the most powerful nation in the world and to answer the questions of the people. This shows your cowardice to face the people one on one who you represent. The question we have then is why are you afraid of the people? Is it because you know you are a failure?

 

Your approval rating is currently sitting at 38% for all categories and sinking. Very impressive! If you do not realize it, you are doing a horrible job. Excluding your debacle departure from Afghanistan leaving Americans behind, which that you said and promised you would not do, getting Americans killed, and then leaving billions of dollars of US military equipment and supplies behind now making the Taliban better armed and more powerful than what they previously were before, you now want to open formal negotiations with a group of terrorists, are you insane? Then there are your failed domestic policies.

 

The economy failures, inflation, supply chain failures, the border crisis (growing worse daily), illegal mandates attempting to make citizens to act and do things that go against their individual rights and freedoms, forcing companies to fire employees against their will, medical workers being fired, police officers and fire fighters being fired, teachers being fired, now federal government employees, i.e. air traffic controllers, and airline employees being fired, the potential seizures of companies, and now the weaponizing of the DOJ and FBI while demonizing parents for standing up and protecting their children, all has the appearance of someone who wants to cause chaos and destruction. If your goal is to destroy America rather than to unify America as you stated in your inaugural address, well sir, you are doing a great job!

 

Allowing people to cross our border without any repercussions for their illegal actions, requiring the citizens to be vaccinated but not forcing those whom you have allowed in this country illegally offering them only the option, shows you have no caring for the citizens of this country and America is not a priority to you. These people are trespassing on private property, and they are destroying the property of private US citizens all without any concern from you. The tent cities now being constructed at the International Bridge in the Del Rio area of Texas confirms the fact you have disdain for this country. Your Vice President’s refusal to attend a border meeting with Mexico but opting out to go to a bakery in New Jersey and create a video with child actors also confirms that the problems now facing this country which this administration has caused and implemented on to the citizens of this country is of no concern to you and is not important. These are just a few of the horrifying conditions of your ten months in office. What is instore for the remaining 38 months? You, Mr. President, are killing America.

 

Your inability to answer for your connections with China, your son, Hunter, and his fraudulent means of utilizing his relationship with you during your time as Vice President, all show you are not a President but a shyster, stealing from the people of the United States of America and have been doing so for the fifty years you have been a politician. You answer to the people, all the people, of the United States and now time has come for you to answer up and step up and explain your actions and reasons why to the people. Your talk has been cheap and meaningless to those of us who love America. This country has never been perfect but what you have done and what you are doing is breaking down and not building up anything positive about this country. During any normal circumstance being a President, it is a difficult job but when a President creates and exasperates situations to a higher, more intense level, questions must be asked and answered by him and not just ignored by turning your back. The issues you have created are not going away, are not going to get any better but only worse if you do not cease and desist.

 

You have abandoned the principles of the oath of office you took on January 20, 2021. You are illegally calling for companies to form allegiances with the government under the threat of high fines and corporate takeovers and seizures of businesses. I hold you, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. acting as the 46th President of the United States of America, personally responsible for the atrocities and continuing harms you are performing on this country through the government and commented against this country and the citizens of the United States of America. Time has come to call a duck a duck. You are not immune from your actions even as a President, it is called accountability. Time has come for your accountability.

 

So, Mr. President, when are you going to stand up and act like the President of the United States, act like a Man, act like you give a damn, and act like the person whom you have professed yourself to be? If you cannot manage the horrible reality of the actions you have caused, you need to resign from the office of the President of the United States immediately for it is quite apparent you cannot handle the duties and requirements of the office. Turning a deaf ear, a blind eye, and your back to the country is no longer an excuse and acceptable behavior for a President of the United States and that we the citizens will not accept. To put in simple terms so that even you can understand, I call into question your loyalty to the United States of America Mr. President and the principles for which it stands.

 

I look forward to your response if you are man enough to do so.

 

Sincerely,

RG

Bio

RG

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Over 30 years of airline industry and life experience has been the basis for my writings. Life is one continuing voyage that must be experienced, the good as well as the bad. We are but mere images of what we hope to be so if we don't attempt to reach our potential in whatever we desire, then we face an eternity of what might have been. 

 

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