Monday, September 18, 2017

The School Name Offends Me - So...Rename it!

In San Antonio TX, the Northeast Independent School District (NEISD) board is currently looking on how to rename a high school once dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Because of all the Liberal turmoil surrounding statues, schools, and public displays honoring long lost Southern heroes, the board decided it was time to forget history. The NEISD dedicated Lee High School in 1958 and it took the board almost 60 years to decide that it was no longer fitting to honor Southern heroes!

Such Leftwing cone heads as Julian Castro, Nelson Wolff, and Ron Nirenberg all backed the renaming of Robert E. Lee. It is quite clear that Liberals in San Antonio “rule the roost”, but they really don’t have a great knowledge of history or may choose to ignore certain historical figures.

San Antonio has other schools that may be renamed if Liberal chowder heads get their way. Here’s a list of individuals who have schools in San Antonio named after them and who they were:

  • Sidney Lanier…He was an American musician, poet and author. He served in the Confederate army. He worked on a blockade running ship. He was also a church organist, and worked as a lawyer.
  • Claudia “Ladybird” Johnson…She was the wife of a born-again segregationist named Lyndon B. Johnson or the 37th President of the United States. Lyndon Johnson was not a proponent of integration. As a congressional representative, he voted against every single civil rights bill that ever made it to the floor between 1937 and 1956.
  • Thomas Jefferson…He was an American Founding Father who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States. He was also a slave owner.
  • James Madison…He was our fourth U.S. President. He was also a slave owner.
  • John Jay…He was the first Chief Justice of the United States and a slave owner.
  • G. W. Brackenridge…He was a philanthropist and the longest-serving Regent for the University of Texas. He was also a businessman who made his initial wealth as a profiteer during the Civil War. Three of his brother served in the Confederate army.
The list of schools to rename goes on. We cannot satisfy everyone who finds a name offensive. Maybe the NEISD wants to rename the school after Hillary Clinton’s clan hero Robert Byrd! Many of our schools are named after people of questionable reputation. For my part, take Barack Obama off the list of presidents and just say he was an egotistical tyrant!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

OPINION: Suffering the 60s

According to the Bible, God created man and then woman. The odd thing is that the writers who brought us the Bible were men. So what came first, the chicken of the egg? Should we condemn anyone who lost our Civil War? Does it really matter? It matters if you investigate the history of today’s Liberal-Progressive teachers, news personalities, and talking heads.

Back in the 60s, many of these Liberal-Progressives went through the time of division known as Vietnam. During those years, those who could avoid the military draft did their best to condemn the war.  We called them “hippies” because they thought they were hip to protest a war and preach love and peace. Many of those hippies did their protesting and love making while getting an allowance from their wealthy parents. Some hippies just smoked weed or dropped LSD and let the world go by.


Those of us who kept our sanity, worked or studied to live the American Dream. Some of us could not pass the military physical. Many of us did go to war. Many served our country, many gave their lives for their country, and many came back to jeering crowds. The hippies hated those who came back because they (hippies) did not have the courage to serve.  

Fast forward to 2017 and watch many of these 60s hippies feed garbage to the young folks who travel through college looking for guidance. Too many young adults have no idea how to make monetary change, what a lug wrench is, write an intelligible letter, or speak without using vulgarity. Thanks to many of those 60s hippies, we are looking at a generation of inept future leaders. To stretch a fact even further…many immature students would rather study arts than math or science. Getting an arts degree means they can draw and color inside the lines, but can’t come up with a cure for cancer!

Some readers may think I am being hypercritical. Some readers may think I’m cynical about our future. Some readers may call me a Conservative huckster who’s just rambling on about forgotten times. Please keep in mind that we must never forget what happened in the past. Doing so, could leave us open to the sins of the past. The 60s was a time of creation…much like the Bible. The 60s had its chicken-egg moments. However, today in many ways we are suffering the influences of that past and maybe forgotten decade.

OPINION: WHO IS MAKING AMERICA GRIEVE AGAIN

President Donald Trump won the 2016 election with a promise to “Make America Great Again”. Since then, he has made every effort to keep his promise. He has pushed for more jobs in our country. He has given American based companies whose products are made in foreign countries ultimatums and incentives to move production back to our country. He has pressed Congress to defund or demolish Obamacare, the socialist healthcare system that is costing American families more and more each year. He has fought for safer U.S. borders. He has eliminated Obama era executive orders that hurt our country and economy. Mr. Trump has done his best to Make America Great Again!

On the other side of the coin, Congress and the Liberal Media have tried to “Make America Grieve Again”. Both entities have advocated for business as usual in the political domain. Both Swamp Dwellers want Obama era corruption to continue. Both want the political establishment to survive the ax of Mr. Trump’s chopping block. They will do anything to have President Trump fail…failure that will ultimately harm our country!


Congress and the Leftwing Media have become a disease in Washington D.C. that is more harmful than cancer. Like cancer, Mr. Trump is trying to cure the Swamp Disease that he sees spreading through America. However, these two entities are not alone in the revolution to kill our nation!

Radical groups such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and any socialist faction supported by George Soros also strive to Make America Grieve Again. These extremists want to divide and conquer…not only Mr. Trump but also our country. These thugs attack our law enforcement, condemn our fundamental concepts and history, deny us our right to free speech, and much more. With God’s help, President Trump will defeat these hordes of hate as well!

It is our responsibility as American citizens to support and defend Mr. Trump. He inherited chaos from the political establishment he defeated. He has done all he can to bring order to that bedlam. There is a legion of wickedness trying to ruin Mr. Trump. We, Americans, are his backup team. We, Americans, are his salvation!

Friday, September 15, 2017

OPINION: Presidential Thought Process

I find it interesting and slightly amusing that both Conservatives and Liberals in the media are trying to second guess what President Trump is doing regarding all his decisions. Neither camp likes every decision he makes. The Liberal media, in particular, hates just about every “Make America Great Again” principle and accomplishment!



Francis Ford Coppola once said, "My father taught me many things here…he taught me in this room. He taught me…keep your friends close but your enemies closer." Coppola made movie history with his “Godfather” trilogy. The author of the original “The Godfather” book Mario Puzo presented the world with many quotes that make me think of how President Trump thinks. Here are just a few that should make the media stand back and read:

  • “Never let anyone know what you are thinking.”
  • “Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.”
  • “I don't trust society to protect us; I have no intention of placing my fate in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them.”
  • “Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”
  • “Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .”
  • “The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.”

I am not saying that President Trump goes by these quotes verbatim, but he might and could use them against the fools who question his actions…actions he performs for the people!

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Call Me on Your Semi-Intelligent Phone!

Do you remember when TV shows were only in black and white? Did you ever ask your mom to buy you a jar of Bosco? When was the last time you tied a towel around your neck and thought you could fly? Anyone who remembers these things lived during a wonderful time!

No one needed a cell phone to text someone…you just called and spoke to the person. Voice communication was a boon to public speaking and personal interaction. Hearing someone’s voice was like being there. Now sending and reading (with abbreviations) text makes you wonder how a person reacts to the words you type. Much like what I’m doing here!


People didn’t pull out a cell phone if they got bored while waiting in line…we just looked around and people watched. Now the smart phone is a baby sitter. The so-called intelligent communication device has games, websites, and more to keep us entertained while standing in line. Note – I have an old fashion flip phone…the best way to communicate when the landline goes down or when traveling.

I love to watch people nowadays walking along looking at the screen of their smart phones. These are people of all ages…kids, teens, middle age, and, yes, seniors like me. Too many relatively normal people become mesmerized by an instrument they appear to worship! They hold their little god boxes and appear lost in a world of their own.

I have no problem with computers and the like. I started using them back in the 80s. The U.S. Air Force brought in desktop computers to do our work. We started with something called a Z100 and graduated to various Dell systems. I used Microsoft software to maintain a multi-million dollar budget. Spreadsheets were my go to software after a stretch using a product know as dBase. Software of all kinds, including email, made work and life easier. So, I’m not anti-progress…just anti-impersonal!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

DACA - Abuse of Power


Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy with a speech in the Rose Garden of the White House on 15 June 2012. The problem is that only Congress can determine immigration policy. Article I, Section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution entrusts the federal legislative branch (Congress) with the power to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Because only Congress has the power to enact immigration guidelines, Republican Party leaders denounced the program as an misuse of executive power.

From the late 1800s through the present day, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld almost every federal immigration regulation against constitutional challenge, citing Congress’s unlimited power in this area. In 2012 Justice Kennedy wrote in a decision regarding Arizona v. United States:

The Government of the United States has broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens. … This authority rests, in part, on the National Government’s constitutional power to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” U. S. Const., Art. I, §8, cl. 4, and its inherent power as sovereign to control and conduct relations with foreign nations….”

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the program is being rescinded. He added that implementation will be suspended for six months, and DACA permits that expire during the next six months will continue to be renewed. In a follow-up statement, Trump said "It is now time for Congress to act!

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Why Are We Erasing Our History?


Leftwing Socialist groups bent on erasing our history very often lead city, state, and federal officials around by the nose. Two of these government entities include the city of San Antonio TX governing council and the North East Independent School District in SATX.

The SATX city council voted to remove a statue no one knew was dedicated to fallen Civil War soldiers. The statue of the Civil War soldier was located in Travis Park in the downtown area. Some tourists and residents thought it was a statue of the Alamo’s famous Col. William B. Travis! All of a sudden the statue became the concern of a city that today lacks basic infrastructure in some of its neighborhoods. The new mayor Ron Nirenberg and other Leftwing council members felt it more important to concentrate on a politically correct removal of a statue than to serve its citizens. How sad!




The school district board then voted to rename a high school because it was dedicated to Robert E. Lee. Once again, Leftwing members got their way without learning some important facts about General Robert E. Lee. May these few facts will light their brain cells.
  • Robert E. Lee’s father, Henry (“Light-Horse Harry”) Lee, was a cavalry leader during the Revolution and a hero of our fight for independence. Henry Lee was also the post-Revolution governor of Virginia and the author of the famous congressional memorial eulogy to his friend, George Washington.
  • Robert E. Lee graduated second in his class at the U.S. military academy West Point. He was called the “Marble Model” because of his drive and focus at the military academy.
  • Lee’s star was continually rising in the U.S. military. He was first an engineer and then a tactical commander under Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War.
  • In 1852, Lee was named as superintendent of West Point.
  • Lee was briefly in the United States army at the Civil War’s start.
People may forget our history and what we’ve learned from it, but as George Santayana (1863-1952), who, in his Reason in Common Sense, The Life of Reason, Vol.1, wrote "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Sources:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-E-Lee

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/10-fascinating-facts-about-robert-e-lee-and-ulysses-s-grant