Monday, February 28, 2011

I do beleive the White House is using unions and Acorn to threaten America.

Over the past 2 years I have written and spoke about President Obama wanting to form a civilian army as well trained and equipped (Armed?) as our military when he was elected.

When he spoke of a civilian army I immediately thought of A.C.O.R.N.. He went so far as to tell a gathering of A.C.O.R.N.
members that he was one of them and they had the Whitehouse now.

When he was forcing the takeover of G.M., threatening share holders and bankers, protesters mysteriously showed up at their private homes by the bus load. More recently in Wisconsin bus loads of protesters (Acorn and Union.) showed up at Republican representatives homes.

When asked about the Wisconsin governor’s bill he immediately took the side of the unions claiming the Governor was “union busting”. During his Governors meeting this week he claims he told the Governors that they shouldn’t disparage or label public service unions. He totally ignored the fact that it has never happened and the disparaging and name calling was being done by the unions.

Now we find out his political committee and the DNC is organizing unions to march on state capitals and that union leaders are going into the White House daily and that the unions are picketing state capitals in an attempt to threaten the legislators before hand.

Looks like he has both. Both before and after the election we have numerous stories of union and A.C.O.R.N. members (thugs) attacking and threatening people the white house dislike. His Justice dept. has refused to prosecute members of the new panther party, and police officers have refused to help Tea Party members under attacked by those thugs. The Wisconsin State Troopers have refused to find the missisng democrat rep.'s and also refused to clear the capital as ordered by Governor Walker.

Homeland security has released a report to all law enforcement departments that declares all veterans and states’ rights advocates as potential terrorist.

Over 30 years ago the government sent us to Vietnam to defend other people’s rights. Even now we have brothers in the Middle East fighting and some paying the extreme sacrifice. Do they think we won't defend our own rights?

How long will he wait until he pulls a Gadhafi and offers arms to these thugs calling them his army, and are you ready for that eventually.

 AT some point law enforcement officers and military personnel will have to make a choice between obeying their oath to protect and defend the constitution and enforcing unconstitutional orders issued by this President.

As a veteran I know how I will stand. Do you?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Tonight I received an email from one of my Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Brothers and I thought it worth posting on this blog.

When a Veteran leaves the 'job' and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased, and others, who may have already retired, wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know.


1. We know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times.

2. We know in the Military life there is a fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms are hung up in the back of the closet.

But..... Once you have put on the uniform of war you can never take it off.

3. We know even if he throws them away, they will be on him with every step and breath that remains in his life. We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart still is.

These are the burdens of the job. You will still look at people suspiciously, still see what others do not see or choose to ignore and always will look at the rest of the Military world with a respect for what they do; only grown in a lifetime of knowing.

Never think for one moment you are escaping from that life. You are only escaping the 'job' and merely being allowed to leave 'active' duty.
So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease into retirement, in your heart you never forget for one moment that you are still a member of the greatest fraternity the world has ever known.

NOW... Civilian Friends vs. Veteran Friends Comparisons:

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having the last time you met.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Have cried with you.


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Will stand by you no matter what the crowd does.


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Are for life.


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences...

VETERAN FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no citizen could ever dream of...


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, 'You better drink the rest of that before you spill it!' Then carry you home safely and put you to bed...


A veteran - whether active duty, retired, served one hitch, or reserve is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The people of the United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life'.

From one Veteran to another, it's an honor to be in your company. Thank you for your service to our country and defending the freedoms we enjoy.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Agent Orange -The gift that keeps on giving.

Haven't written anything since September but I'll try to do better now. Starting early last year I began to have problems walking. Heavy cramps in both legs would cause me to fall and actually grunt from the pain. :) Having been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I figured that was the cause but I went out to the VA in Orlando any to get it checked out. Good think I did as my Aorta and major veins in both legs were clogged and blood was only getting through by collateral veins.

The doc was real straight with me. Seems that both diabetes and ischemic heart heard disease are caused by exposure to Agent Orange. So I could either wait for my legs to turn purple from lack of blood and have them amputated or I could get an Aortic Femoral by pass but it would be iffy because of my heart condition. The first thing that crossed my mind was how ironic it would be to die from something I was exposed to over 40 years ago when I had survived that war. Well, maybe a couple of zigs when I should have zagged. But they were not serious and I was back in the fun in no time.

Back to the story. I went in at Tampa VA on September 13. I woke up 8 days later. The operation was a success but the patient wouldn't wake up. Seems I wouldn't breathe when they tried to remove my oxygen. Soooo my wife, son and daughter were called to the hospital to say good bye in case I wouldn't breath when the removed me from the respirator for good. I later learned my 16 yr. old daughter had stood by my bed taping my forehead repeating breath Daddy breath with every tap. But the story has a happy ending. Within minutes after being taken off the respirator I began to breathe on my own.

Just like any other good old southern boy I must have figured why do something yourself when you can get a machine to do it for you.

They let me go home on September 27th with 3 months of R&R. By the way I had lost 20 lbs in the hospital but the R&R put 25 back on me.

I had minimal exposure so you guys who were doused with it need to get checked out for both. During the week I recuperated in the hospital I learned how lucky I was to have been unconscious the first week after the operation. Other guys were brought into the room straight from their operations. They had drain tubes up thru their nose, were restricted in movement because of monitors, hoses and cords plus they only got ice to suck on. They were miserable and a couple was close to breaking. Did I tell you that those who smoked were the most miserable? I was lucky that I got over my cravings while I was under.

I want to thank my family and friends for the prayers because they helped. Also my brothers and sisters at Rolling Thunder florida Chapter 8.
I would also like to thank my friends over at the Florida Veterans net for linking my blog. Please visit them at Florida Veteran's Network (FL Vet-Net).

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