Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How Pathetic

In today’s Star is a front page article that absolves Hillary Clinton on her lack of action for the Americans at the Benghazi Embassy who were attacked by a planned group of Muslim activists on 9/1/2012. The Congress spent $7 million and two years investigating. I call this pathetic because any thinking caring person who was alive at that time understood that when Hillary, Obama, Rice and Petraeus went public stating it was a response to a video that they were attempting to mollify the Arab Muslim world. I took the time to watch that video. It was amateurish in the extreme. The dumbest thing I’ve ever watched. One week later Obama apologized in a United Nations speech for the video. Our government spent thousands in Arab newspapers apologizing. All of the above were blatant lies to support Obama’s claim that he had defeated el Qaida several months before the election that continued him in office. The attack continued for 13 hours. No attempt by our military was initiated. Of course no one could predict how long it would be. My position was so what, make an attempt whether successful or not. To abandon these Americans was disgraceful. Clinton and Obama have weakened our military in many ways, in my opinion deliberately. You might ask why. My answer is because neither of them believes that America should be the leader we once were and may never be again. How tragic that for the most parts this is not understood by Americans. If they did they would not be supporting Clinton to be our next President. Jack B. Walters June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Commander in Chief

FDR’s Battle with Churchill, 1943 By; Nigel Hamilton Once again I was pleased to read a book complimentary to FDR’s leadership. I continue to hold him in my highest esteem as one of the greatest of our Presidents. Not only did he do his utmost to bring Americans out of the Great Depression but he took on the mantle of wartime leadership with great skill and success. This follows another book written by the author of his leadership in 1941 and 1942. The title is; The Mantle of Command. You can be sure I will read this book as eagerly as I did this one. The author faithfully records the events from the landing in North Africa by American troops through the destruction of all enemy forces in Tunisia, the next phase in Sicily and onto the mainland of Italy which results in the surrender of Italy. While there can be no disagreement that Churchill was a great wartime leader and his total respect for FDR, the theme of this book was Churchill’s reluctance to a landing in France from England. He feared for the consequences and did his utmost to keep the Allies in the Mediterranean theatre and enter the mainland of Europe from the South. FDR was convinced that only by assembling overwhelming forces in England and invading from there could the war be brought to an earlier end. Finally Churchill conceded but only reluctantly. He had no choice because by this time America was the predominant partner with over eight million men in uniform and the Arsenal of Democracy in full force not only providing for our people but keeping Russia supplied without which they would have been defeated by Germany. I readily admit that the forties was the decade that formed my personality and influenced me in my work years and beyond. We were all patriots then and of a singular mind to work and fight together as one for the common good of all humanity. I don’t apologize for this, merely state it as fact. This is a book worth your time to read. I found it at the Public Library. Jack B. Walters June 22, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Orlando Tragedy-June 12, 2016

I waited until I heard President Obama speak this morning before putting thoughts to paper. Once again he failed the American people by not clearly identifying the shooter Omar Mateen as an ardent Muslim who just before shooting called 911 and declare his support for ISIS. Starting with Fort Hood which Obama referred to as workplace violence, he has never been able to add Muslim or Islam to the many tragedies occurring in our country and around the world on a continuing basis. By doing so, in my opinion, he encourages other disciples of the Muslim faith to carry out their own initiatives. By the way Hillary could not and would not use those words either in her debates. If you are satisfied with this level of leadership then by all means vote for her. Another eight years of denial and it will be all over for us as the nation we once were and still could be. Jack B. Walters

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Confessions of Congressman X by; Robert Atkinson

I ordered this book before it was even printed. It came in the mail today. It is 5x8x1/4. I received a discounted cost of $8.96. The print is large on 65 pages. It took me 20 minutes to read. I believe the whole thing is a scam to suck small change from those of us who still care about our country and desperately want government reformed to provide the leadership so obviously missing today. I found nothing new except that it was stated as fact, where people like me so far removed from the process can only assume, based on the reality of the lack of progress we hope to see. We hear fine words like “Reform the Income Tax” while there is never any action taken in that regard. I can accept and believe that these were the words of a Congressman. We all know, or at least, should know that what is described is how Congress functions today and has for many years now becoming more and more disconnected with reality and what could and should be done to get us going again. The ease of buying Congress was only exaggerated by the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United when any restrictions on the use of money were lifted. He estimates that the 2016 elections for President and Congress will exceed $10 Billion dollars. He is a Democrat but could just as easily have been a Republican. On a 60 Minute program a month ago Congress was exposed on fund raising. There are actually two buildings located near the Capitol dedicated to the raising of funds to support the candidates and their party. It was reported that they were duty bound to spend four hours each day calling and asking for money. I wonder if the tax payers paid for the construction of these buildings. The essence of the book was how easy it is to dupe the Public. Most have little knowledge of government. It is my belief that Civics, as we were taught in my day, is no longer considered important to teach the youth of today. I will claim the same for American history. Instead of holding those great men in high esteem, the children are told they were slave holders and therefore not worthy of respect. Is it any wonder therefore that they have little respect for how this great country evolved over the Centuries? That is why it was so easy to remove President Andrew Jackson from our currency and replace with a female (any female). Thirteen years ago when my son installed a computer for me to use, I started writing. First was my biography closely followed by what I refer to as my “Angry Man” books. I researched the best I could, read numerous serious books and wrote what I felt would be received as information that could be used if multiplied by those reading and sharing. There is no question I am a complete failure. The only way I could reach anyone was to give the books away to as many as I thought might be interested. Books sold are less than your finger digits. I am not even convinced that most who were given even read other than skimming. The nut of it is that I am not going to report on the content of this book as it would be of no use. Buy it and read for yourself if interested. You will not find anything that you should not know yourself if you are in the least interested in your country and its future. Jack B. Walters June 3, 2016