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Warrior’s Welcome : Faithful 44

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Editor’s Prologue

January 25, 2015 — Philippines National Police Special Actions Force commanders enter the jungle to “Arrest” a suspected Islamic terrorist.  The PNP’s SAF commandos end up engaged in a firefight with “The Enemy.”

January 30, 2015 is declared “The National Day Of Mourning” to honor the memories of the brave men who engaged and fought the criminals and terrorists in the jungle.

I am a retired United States Air Force photojournalist and editor.  I am a pro-military writer.

Christy, my wife, is a Filipina.  My children, Samuel Ranilo Warren and Donna Junea Warren are Filipino-Americans.  My father, Samuel E. Warren served in The United States Army Signal Corps in the Philippines in World War II.  I was assigned to and served at Clark Air Base in the Republic Of The Philippines in the 1980s.

Needless to say, whenever anything happens in The United States or The Republic Of The Philippines, I and my family feel “Connected.”

I have been fortunate to meet and work with members of the Armed Forces Of The Philippines and The Philippines National Police.

I can understand and related to the grief of the families who lost loved ones in the combat in the jungle.

As a writer, I felt the best way I could express my condolences to the family members was to author a short story to celebrate the devotion, duty and dedication of the Philippines National Police Special Actions Force commandos.

Samuel E. Warren Jr.

One Warren Way

Barangay Baras, Republic Of The Philippines

Warriors Welcome: Faithful 44

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Trumpets Of The Universe sound.  Planets in space reverberate. 

Comets and asteroids brighten for an instant and shimmer as the celestial symphony of sound passes them.

The solar bodies of stars glow with renewed radiation, which causes them to shine light Gold, Ruby and Lapis against The Eternal Charcoal Of The Universe.

For an instant, The Celestial Trumpets Sound and The Universe is a Crystal Of Courage And Compassion, which spreads throughout the infinite canvas of Eternal Night. 

Not a single scientific instrument on Earth or adrift in the Infinite Celestial Sea will record the miraculous music.

The Archangels and Angels, in their dress uniforms, stand in their positions, on both sides of The Red Carpet Corridor.

The Souls arrive at the end of the carpet and begin their measured step down the great corridor.

At the end of the red carpet is The Mystical Presence Of The Stranger.

The 44 Souls stroll the carpet past the formation of archangels and angels, who stand in Admiration and Respect.

The 44 Souls stop at about six feet away from The Mystical Presence Of The Stranger, which has the energy form of a human, but not the definition of flesh and form.

Before their eyes, the 44 watch The Transition.  The Stranger’s energy takes on a human form in a military dress uniform.

“Welcome To Valhalla !”

The words are spoken and emerge as English, Tagalog, Cebuano, and Waray.

The stranger smiles and nods.  “Call me, what you will, ‘ God’, ‘Mars’, ‘Ares’, ‘Thor’, I am your host for this ‘Welcome Reception.”

“You, Gentlemen, are ‘The Fallen 44 of the Philippines National Police Special Action Force’ we are assembled here, this evening. to salute, honor, witness and testify to your courage in battle.”

“You all perished in combat.  None of you made the conscious choice ‘To Die.’  All of you fought diligently and courageously to protect yourselves, your comrades-in-arms and to achieve your Mission.  No one in The Universe can question your courage and dedication.  You died in service to your country, your families and your fellow citizens.  There is No Greater Selfless Sacrifice In The Universe.”

“Tonight, this feast is to ‘Welcome You To Our Immortal Ranks.’  Tomorrow, you will witness from your positions here in Valhalla, ‘The National Day Of Mourning’ in the Republic Of The Philippines.  It will be a challenge for you.” 

“As Souls, you have your celestial bodies.  You retain the memories of Love for your families on Earth.  Grief, is difficult for humans to understand and express.  It will be difficult for you to watch your families grieve and it will be hard for you to accept and acknowledge the intense emotions.”

“Here, I have designed a way that you can welcome and accept the true emotions without you experiencing overwhelming grief for the families you have left behind.  Yes, your loved ones remain on Earth.”

“They are angry.  They are upset.  They are broken.  They are confused.  In time, they will understand your devotion and dedication to duty demonstrated your undying Love for them.  You sought to protect their Lives and an infinite number of lives around the globe by the successful execution of your Mission.  There was a definite valid reason for your sacrifice.”

“You, Gentlemen, are representative of what humankind was intended to be.  Caring, humane, selfless individuals who lived your lives in appreciation of each sunrise and helped other people on your journey through Life.”

“I salute you.  We salute you.  The Archangels and Angels Of The Universe salute you.  Gentlemen,  I welcome you to our ranks.”

“You, now, stand enshrined in eternity as “Heroes.” 

You out rank every prophet, saint, pope, ecumenical patriarch, archbishop, grand mufti, rabbi, ayatollah, imam, cleric, priest, preacher, or evangelist who has every lived, who lives or who will ever Live.”

“This is Warrior Heaven.  This is Warrior Paradise.  You ended your lives on Earth trying to protect and save the lives of others, there is No Greater Love.  You perished in a thought for your comrades-in-arms, your families, your country and your world.  No God, No Goddess, No Entity In All Of Creation could ‘Ask’ more of any mortal in The Universe.” 

“I Welcome You To Valhalla !”

God salutes the assembled 44, who stand at attention proud, but, slightly uncomfortable at the celestial pomp and circumstance.

The Archangels and Angels salute.

God smiles and nods.  “Gentelmen, the Valkyries, Amazons and Archangels stand ready to help you settle into your quarters at the conclusion of our formal dinner this evening.  Saint Michael and Saint Samuel will show you gentlemen to your seats at the head table.”

God winks.  “Tomorrow, will be a challenge for you, gentlemen.  Tonight, you dine and rest to witness tomorrow’s activities on Earth.

God smiles and gestures to The Official Reception Line.  “Gentlemen, this concludes my official welcome speech.  Here in the reception line are The Ancestral Comrades-In-Arms who are anxious to congratulate on your acceptance into our ranks at Valhalla.”

“I believe, many of you, gentlemen are familiar with the combat records and historic valor of your hosts this evening.  Allow me to introduce General Emilio Aquinaldo and General Paulino Santos of the Republic Of The Philippines and General Douglas MacArthur and General Mark Clark of the United States Of America.”

God smiles and steps back to allow the 44 Souls in their dress uniforms proceed to the reception line.

God proceeds to His Throne at The Command Table and raises his glass to the assembled heroes, “Gentlemen, I salute, ‘The Fallen 44’ !”  God renders a salute.

God raises his glass at the table and looks at all of the honored souls in uniform and into their eyes : “I welcome you into my presence.”

“I welcome you into Valhalla.  I hereby confirm your immortal rank, honor and glory and welcome you, as the risen ‘Faithful 44 ! ’”

The End

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Acting PNP chief: Retrieving, treating casualties in Maguindanao clash a priority

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At least 30 elite cops killed in clash with MILF

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Editor’s Epilogue

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

I am not a religious man.

I do believe it is logical that there is an intelligence in The Universe beyond the understanding and comprehension of humans.

Thus, I tend to believe in “A Spiritual Intelligence” in The Universe.

In my mind and heart, I believe, “Heroes”, especially “Military Heroes” are always honored for their selfless dedication to their country and their fellow citizens.

I choose to believe “The Fallen 44“ have an immortal place of honor in the ranks of all the military warriors who have always served their nations and fellow citizens.

I salute “The Fallen 44“ as “The Faithful 44“

Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Summer Hiatus by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Summer Hiatus

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

I write.

 

I love to write.

 

I write something almost everyday.

 

What To Write

 

The challenge of being a writer is knowing that people will read what you write.

Even after you “Officially Retire” as a writer, you may still want to write and know that you have readers.

 

A blog is an outlet for a writer. Of course, there are so many blogs in cyberspace that a writer has to try to figure out how to attract and keep readers.

 

I remember a rule from an English Creative Writing Class in Galena High School: “Write About What You Know.”

 

When you are 13 to 16, you really do know more than you think you do. You just have to figure out how to put the words on paper to interest the reader.

 

Naturally, when you are 57, you have a lot more “Life Experiences” to write about than when you were 13. I sit at a keyboard and the words flow. I am blessed because I have never really had a problem with “Writer’s Block.”

 

I have been away from the blog for a few months. The problem was not the writing or the words. The problem was “The Writer.”

 

Readers’ Comments

 

I have never wanted my blog to be a “Dear Diary” that focused on the mundane routine of Life like, “I got out of bed today. Nothing really noteworthy happened.”

 

I have always aspired to try and find issues to write about that challenge my readers. I read the comment forms on my blog. The comment forms seemed more and more to be robotic software trying to carry out it’s own “Sell You Something” agenda. I periodically go through and delete the obvious email spam.

 

I wasn’t getting feedback and comments from readers that often. March 2013 arrived, which meant the “kids” my nieces and nephews would be out of school.

 

School Is Out For The Summer”

 

School Is Out For The Summer” takes on a different meaning in The Republic Of The Philippines than in the United States.

 

The kids were out of school. It seemed a perfect time to “Go On Holiday.”

 

I grew up on a farm in the United States in The Ozarks. The idea of a vacation or a holiday is just not a concept that always translates that well to my mind.

 

Farming is a 24-hour a day job that lasts seven days a week. Forget taking off The Fourth Of July,Halloween,Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Livestock does not come with calendars, cattle, horses, hogs, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats all expect to eat. Even the humans, regardless of the holiday or the day of the week, still expect to eat.

 

On a farm, Mother Nature is always The Girl Next Door and she seldom cooperates with your wishes. When you need rain; you will get a drought. When you need a dry spell; you will get a monsoon of rain.

 

The Extremes” Of Farm Life

 

Since the constant fluctuation of temperatures never seem to be enough for Mother Nature you can count on “The Extremes” in the United States. The United States is a “temperate climate”, which means we have four seasons, but temperatures and weather conditions can always be in “The Extremes”, during the season.

 

The four seasons often have The Extremes. If you expect a comfortable summer; summer will go in the record books as “One Of The Hottest Summers On Record. If you expect a mild winter; winter will break all the records and be “One Of The Coldest Winters In History.

 

In Farming, the weather NEVER cooperates. The chores on a farm are not something you can do in a few minutes and get on with your day. Farming is hard work.

 

In Missouri, by the end of the 20th Century, small family farmers had to have “public jobs” just to make “ends meet” and to be able to “earn a living.”

 

On Leave

 

Before I enlisted in the United States Air Force, the recruiter told me about “Leave.” I would get “30 days a year.” The word, “Leave”, meant I would be “On Vacation” for 30 days every year with pay. It sounded like a great deal. It was.

 

However, at the time, there were just a couple of items, the recruiter kind of overlooked explaining in detail. First, it is not an absolute guarantee.

 

If the United States is at War – you might not be going “On Leave”, during that year.

 

Second, you have to request the dates you want. The Needs Of The Mission always come first. If you can get the dates you want, then, you get them. However, you may not always get the dates you want.

 

The military, like the civilian world, realizes everyone “Needs Time Off”, so vacations are scheduled. No one ever explains the procedures to wide-eyed kids ready to enlist.

 

The Needs Of The Mission. . .”

 

Third, “30 Days Paid Vacation Every Year” looks good on paper. Uncle was “True” to his word. I could get my “30 Days.” However, there was no guarantee all those days would be together as in getting “A Month Off From Work.” Sometimes you might get a week here and two weeks there. At the end of the year, you could sit down with your calendar and pencil and Uncle had always kept his word.

 

The Magic Phrase in The United States Armed Forces at the time was : “The Needs Of The Mission Come First.”

 

Since I served in the United States Air Force The Magic Phrase was: “The Needs Of The United States Air Force Comes First.” And, of course, the word, “Needs”, was simply another way of saying, “Mission.” The Mission Of The United States Air Force Comes First.”

 

Regardless, Uncle Sam, also known as, The United States Government did their best to make sure I got my “30 Days Leave” a year; if I wanted it.

 

I came from a family of “Workaholics”, so the concept of, “Vacation” was always more the idea of “A Working Vacation” or “A Vacation On The Road.”

 

As Sam The Senior Citizen Writer, the idea of “A Vacation” is still not something I can relate to or even really appreciate.

 

I used “The Vacation Time” to back away from the keyboard. I did not write articles to publish for my blog.

 

Printer’s Ink

 

However, my calling in life was, “News.” I worked as a reporter and editor for several United States Air Force newspapers. Printer’s ink has always flowed in my blood.

 

On duty, Uncle Sam spent a tremendous effort to teach us the specifics of journalism from punctuation and grammar to the ethics of “Objectiveness.”

 

A Military Reporter like a Civilian Reporter was suppose to be an independent and impartial observer, who collected the facts and wrote a balanced story, which offered both sides of the story to allow the reader to decide.

 

The Editorial Page

 

On duty, we were taught never to “Slant” a story. “Reporters do not have opinions,” would state the numerous editors time and again through the years.

 

Opinions, Comments, Commentary are all saved for The Editorial page. If you have an opinion, a comment, a commentary, a personal view on an issue or situation, then, you write an Editorial for The Editorial Page.

 

In retirement, I am still a newsman, which means I keep up and read the news.

 

However, since I am retired – My Opinions are my own. I often express my opinion in print.

 

The Opinion Man

 

My favorite news source is Yahoo. My Yahoo News Page lists The Top Stories, Yahoo News, ABC News, Associated Press and Reuters. I glance at the headlines and select stories to read.

 

I have always been “A Man With An Opinion.”

 

I read a story and being the emotional person that I have always been – I always have an opinion.

 

I go to the Comments section of Yahoo News and leave my opinion in the form of a Comment. To find my Comments simply look for the names: Sergeant Sam or Samuel Warren in the Comments section.

 

Life has taught me when you Live long enough You will have an opinion on everything.

 

I have Lived past the Half-Century Mark, so I definitely have an opinion on every issue imaginable

 

I choose my words carefully to get my point across. I am not a “Politically Correct Person”. I am well past the silly stage of “Political Correctness” in my Life; so I don’t play the silly word game.

 

I do not pull punches with my comments. I write what I believe. I usually write like I talk.

 

Country Boy Commentary

 

I am a proud country boy. Thus, I tend to use the colorful expressions of The Ozarks often in comments and editorials. The expression, “I told them how the cow ate the cabbage”, means the speaker was angry, mad and upset to the point that he opened his mouth and let the words fly.

 

How the cow ate the cabbage”, is just one example of an Ozarks expressions that has a colorful way of getting to the heart of the matter to express an issue.

 

Politics

I find Politics invigorates. It is a challenge to bring people together on a variety of different social issues. The goal is to get people to reach a working compromise on an issue for a domestic or foreign policy.

 

Still, I have little use for professional politicians. Professional politicians try to wiggle around an issue to arrive at a solution.

 

DEMOCRAT MULE PIN FACE LEFTWhen it comes to American Political Parties – I am a Democrat.

 

I grew up in Stone County, Missouri, in The Ozarks, which is one of The Most Devout And Hardcore Strongholds of Republican Politics in The United States.

 

In my opinion,The Grand Old Party is conservative to the extreme and cements Christianity into the approach to changing social issues. I grew up exposed to that stringent political philosophy in the southwest Missouri Ozarks.

 

Since my twenties I have worked in political campaigns against America’s “Greedy Old Politicians” and their problematic, pilgrim, political party platforms.

 

I have no use for Republicans.  REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT PIN_btn_gop 

 

Religion

 

I have no use for Religion.

 

Religion is the Providence Of Fools – created by Fools and for Fools.

 

Some people have a Fear Of Death, so they seek some belief that when The Day Of Their Death comes – they will not cease to exist.

 

Instead of an intelligent person using their mind to reach a logical, rationale solution, some people do what centuries of people have done before them and turn to the flawed fairy tales of The World’s Old Major Religions.

 

The temptation of the insane and archaic prophecies by old dead foolish storyteller prophets seems to entice many people to believe.

 

Many people never seem to stop and question what it is the prophecy is asking them to believe in.

 

In Catholicism, Christianity and Protestant religions you are expected to believe in a ridiculous old dead Arab hippie criminal who destroyed business property. Jesus Christ The Bum, who trained as a carpenter,never worked a day in his life.

 

In Islam, you are expected to believe in an old dead Arab prophet, who could not use religion to unite The Arab World, so he proclaims on-going Holy Wars to destroy The World for Allah, who created The World.

 

Regardless of which silly faith of The World’s Old Major Religions that you fall victim to – you get to spend an Eternity with a Jealous, Hateful sadistic, psychotic, misogynistic entity, who really enjoys punishing people and destroying them for the fun of it.

 

Who gets to be The Martyr Today ?”

 

Religion is of Fools, by Fools and for the Fools, who are afraid to experience the reality of Life.

 

Thus, most of my Comments will be found in Politics and Religion.

 

For All The World To Read

 

I leave my opinions for all the world to read.

 

When you put your opinion out to the public; you can expect feedback. Not everyone will agree with you. The purpose though of putting out your opinion is to get people to think and express their own opinions.

 

At first leaving comments on Yahoo News was simply “Putting In My Two Cents”, but, now, it is an opportunity to get my ideas out there to The Readers Of The World. It is a daily task I enjoy.

 

Since I love to write, I will continue to write articles for my “Sam I Am Blog” and my “Samuel E. Warren Jr. The Prophet” blog.

 

However, I am not going to be as “deadline driven” as I have been in the past. I want to continue to inspire, motivate and challenge fellow readers on Yahoo News.

Sam

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Common Man Economics Editorial by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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World Governments And Businesses Can Get The Global Economy To Work : Create Jobs,Hire People To Work The Jobs, And End “The Free Ride For The World’s Religions”

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

October 3, 2007 is a date that should live in Global Financial Economic Infamy.

I turned on the television evening news and Wall Street banks and investment houses had made financial announcements that they were “in trouble.”

 

Serious Economic Financial Trouble” of the type that requires the Government to step in and rescue you.

 

Uncle Sam To The Rescue

 

The United States Government around the 1970s “stepped in” and rescued “The Penn Central Railroad, “ and “Chrysler,”

 

New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy in 1975.

 

The Penn Central went bankrupt.

 

The Penn Central’s assets and holdings went into other businesses.

 

Uncle Sam and his checkbook “saved” Chrysler.

 

Chrysler remained an American automobile company until the early 1990s, when it merged with the German Diamler Benz AG.

 

On active duty in the 1980s, I had friends in the US Army who weren’t happy that Uncle Sam put Chrysler engines in tanks. The army people who complained said the tanks were unreliable and people were always working on the engines.

 

The criticism was the Chrysler-engine tanks spent more time in the repair shops than in the training fields. None of the Army guys wanted to go into combat with those tanks trying to roll out on to the battlefield.

 

In 2013, Italian automaker Fiat is the principle shareholder of Chrysler.

 

New York City Teacher’s Union President Albert Shanker “stepped in” and rescued New York City, the First Capitol Of The United States Of America, and the Home Of Wall Street.

 

Gerald R. Ford, Republican, and the so-called President Of The United States Of America refused a financial “bailout” for the city.

 

Ford is on the public record, as being willing to “sacrifice” a historic American city and “America’s ATM Card”, rather than “financially bailout” New York City.

 

Usually Ford is not held in high regards as an American president.

 

I was a young man, when “Grandpa” Ford was in The White House.

 

In my opinion, Gerald R. Ford was a fool, who had no “clue” what it meant to be “President Of The United States Of America.”

 

In my opinion, once the American News Media and the American People got rid of President Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon – the American People did not want the hassle and expense of “a special election” to finish out the rest of Nixon’s term.

 

Thus, the Republicans supplied “The Official Mannequin”, who fortunately was the vice president. Even Ford could “Keep The Chair In The Oval Office Warm Until The Next Election.”

 

The morale to the story seems to be: Uncle Sam will open his checkbook to save companies, banks and investment houses, but American cities are on their own.

 

Madman In Government

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America’s Lame Duck White House Administration Of 2007 had entered “The Last Days Of A Schizophrenic Political Dictatorship Regime”.

 

Saddam Hussein was not the only Madman In A Government with delusions of adequacy.

 

Saddam had been born in Tikrit, Iraq.

 

Had Saddam been born in America, and learned the importance of political connections and power, he would of lived a long life as President Of Iraq.

 

Saddam would of learned the importance of legions of lapdog publicists and bureaucratic mindless minions, who would willingly do his bidding because they were unable to use their own minds and Common Sense.

 

Saddam’s Arch Enemy, his American counterpart, understood the crucial significance of “Yes Men” in pushing a politically pleasing spin on partisan political party and government propaganda.

 

You infuse national pride and patriotism to fantasy to create a political smallpox to contaminate the international news media.

 

The international news media has to “buy into” some of the phantasmagorical fairy tales or their news agency doesn’t get to attend The White House Press Briefings for their daily vaccination “fix.”

 

The Administration concentrated on trying to overcome their “Madman In Global Government Image.”

Herta Däubler-Gmelin, a former German justice minister, attended a meeting. At the meeting, she told some collegues that the US Government approach in Iraq was similar to Hitler’s tactics to get citizens minds off domestic problems at home by getting them to focus on their national involvement in a foreign War.

The tactic seems effective in improving the re-election chances of an incumbent leader.

The story is a reporter in the crowd reported the statement as a comparison of the US President to Adolf Hitler.

The German justice minister was criticized at home and abroad. She did not have to resign. However, when re-elected Gerhard Schroder, Chancellor Of Germany, dropped Minister Däubler-Gmelin from the formation of his new cabinent.

Minister Däubler-Gmelin I believed summed up the situation correctly. At the time, Americans, as a rule, did focus on the War more than the economy.

I watched both.

I never liked, trusted, supported and never voted for that so-called politician who was called president.

I never did support The Lame Duck Administration.

I did always “Support The Troops.” The military ALWAYS has to “fight the War” started by egghead politicians.

At the time of the press release, I applauded the US President to Adolf Hitler comparison. Years later, I, an American, still applaud the US President to Adolf Hitler comparison.

Americans like any nation’s citizens can “gamble” at the ballot box and end up with a person, who probably should not be allowed to tour The White House, much less work out of The Oval Office.

Democracy is a system to try to select the best people for government.

Democracy — the system does not guarantee the mental stability or the intelligence quotient of the candidates campaigning for election.

The Qualifications To Run For President Of The United States does not contain a criteria to attempt to certify the mental competence or stability of any candidate.

Erratic Electronic Election

 

America’s decaying Lame Duck Administration tried to sweet talk the American News Media and the American Public at every photo opportunity and news event that “The Catastrophe Called Government Instituted By Primitive Electronic Voting Technology Of 2000”, was a legitimate presidential election.

 

Naturally, no United States Government official ever described any of the actions taken to fix the machines, computers or software and “Hanging Chad” still hangs in US History.

 

In 2004, both parties and the American public simply decided to “Pretend” that the mystical machines had magically healed themselves.

 

The ultimate question remains,“What will a political party or candidate be willing to do to win a national presidential election ?”

 

The “Hanging Chad” historical reference materials should be on a shelf next to “The Watergate Affair”.

 

Tricky Dick Nixon and Gerald R. Ford had the luxury of blaming all the bad news in American domestic and foreign policy after October 1973 on The Oil Crisis.

 

The Lame Duck Administration Of 2007 really didn’t have “A Villain” to blame.

 

The pitch to blame Osama bin Laden falls short when the Lame Duck Administration went after Saddam Hussein and The Taliban, instead of inquiry why so many Saudi Arabian citizens were identified as the dead terrorists, who carried out the senseless slaughter on The World Trade Center Twin Towers and the strike on The Pentagon.

 

The Lame Duck Administration “quacked away” in the final days trying to justify daft duck decisions of a respected “super power” government gone quackers from 2000.

 

Bust, Bozo, Bears And Bulls

 

When Wall Street Banks and investment houses admitted in the media they were in trouble.

Even the senile lame duck administration realized “The Death Of The Economy Of The United States Of America” would render any and all of their political fairy tales of “governance” completely worthless.

 

The Lame Duck Administration “quacked” about a solution.

 

The same lame duck administration that waddled around America, in the aftermath of The World Trade Centers Towers Mass Murder Holocaust and decided “justice” came down to “Two Wars In The Middle East.”

 

Nonetheless, Uncle Sam stepped in with his checkbook and saved the day.

 

Of course, American taxpayers saw grocery prices rise on the shelf, gasoline prices rise at the pumps, and their taxes went up and their “take home pay” from their paychecks shrunk.

 

Some Americans even got the “pink slips” and “early retirement” within a few days after Uncle Sam “saved” The Bust Bozo Bears And Bulls Of Wall Street.

 

President Barrack Obama, a Democrat, has taken the major hits trying to clean up the daft duck diarrhea decisions of the Lame Duck Administration.

 

American Republicans did not allow Herbert Hoover to take the blame for “The Great Depression”; it is doubtful American Republicans will allow future historians to put the noose around the neck of The Republican Lame Duck Administration Of 2007 for the financial failures.

 

The Great Depression Of The 21stCentury ?

 

The theory was America and the nations of the world had “Avoided The Great Depression Of The 21st Century.”

 

The reality is the world put the event in the past and tried to move on.

 

April 8, 2013, “The World At Large Still Has A Massive Global Economic Hangover”.

 

The money is just not out there to be used.

 

People who have money are holding on to it.

 

Businesses are struggling to stay in business. Governments are struggling to make payroll and remain in charge.

 

Unemployment figures is the only factor that seems to enjoy unprecedented growth.

 

People in the United States and around the world struggle for pay to put food on the table and in their bellies.

 

Citizens Of The World take a good hard look at Wall Street from 2000 to 2008. Remember to pay attention to The Universal Symbol Of Global Corruption And Greed known as “Enron.”

 

The Global Business Orgy raged on until their was “No Money” to pay the bills.

 

Sacrifice Main Street

 

In the United States, the United States Government “saved” Wall Street, which meant The Main Streets Of America got “sacrificed” to get the economy into rehab, with American taxpayers paying the bills.

 

The Global Economy Still Remains Locked In A Rubber Room waiting for world leaders, business people and bankers to try and find a way to get the global economies back into their societies without the resumption of chaos and anarchy.

 

Local banks from Crane, Missouri to Tanauan, Leyte, Republic Of The Philippines remain agoraphobic about letting money out of their vaults.

 

I have no love for banks. Banks of the world have never went out of their way to help me. However, you can’t blame the banks – because “No One Knows What Is Next ?”

 

The Global Fear Of Poverty

 

The Global Fear Of Poverty has taken hold of humanity.

 

No one wants to be homeless. No one wants to be hungry.

 

Pope Francis I can curl up on his bed at night in The Vatican and clutch his Saint Francis Of Assisi fairy tales book.

 

He can leave The Mother Goose,Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen Fables on the night table.

 

Most of The Citizens Of The World still like to go to bed at night with a full belly.

 

Most of The Citizens Of The World like to know there is gas in the tank of the pickup or the car to go to work in the morning, or they have the money in their purse or wallet to take public transportation.

 

Most of The Citizens Of The World like to get out of the bed in the morning with the belief they have “a job to go to.”

 

Dying Economy Equals Government Collapse

 

World government leaders are working the problems because “No Significant Major Civilized Government” has yet collapsed.

 

Small countries and nations are always near, at, or in some type of Civil War over something from clan disputes, tribal disagreements, religion, ethnicity, or maybe the sun rose a few minutes later than expected.

 

The histories of these small countries and nations is never about Peace; it is simply using the intermission between regional and national killing sprees to allow people to get big enough to carry firearms and detonate bombs to continue their never-ending Wars Of Frustration Of Life In A Feudal Economy.

 

The Civilized Status Quo Governments Of The World knows that business does make the world go around and that money in the wallet and in the purse allows people to go to bed and get a good night’s sleep.

 

Human history teaches when enough citizens become paranoid and angry about their station in Life; then, they point the finger at the government.

 

The American Revolution, The French Revolution, and The October Revolution in Russia are all symbols of citizens “who had simply had enough in terms of taxes and nothing to show for tossing their money to the icy wind.”

 

Government In The Cross hairs

 

The 21st Century World Leaders know when citizens feel hopeless, human history puts Government In The Cross hairs As A Target Of Opportunity.

 

I have, no doubt, that world leaders are “burning the midnight oil” to try and get the global economy moving.

 

Business people do not want to end up living in homeless shelters or sleeping on park benches.

 

Business people are “burning brain cells” to try and figure what they need to do to stay in business and not go bankrupt.

 

I have, no doubt, governments and business people will once again get the global economy working.

 

The answer is simple: “Get People Back To Work.”

 

The actual implementation of policy maybe difficult.

 

Governments might have to decide they are willing to ignore enforcement of, or repeal of some business laws in the areas of ecology, safety regulation and labor unions.

 

Governments might have to decide to allow business and taxpayers “Common Sense tax breaks” to be able to keep and use more of the “take home pay,”

 

Foreclosure On Religion

 

Since Governments are going to take major flack in the global news media for any drastic procedures to rebuild or get their economies moving – they may as well go after “The World’s Biggest Tax Cheats – Religion.”

 

The World’s Religions get tax breaks that citizens who are members of the religion do not receive.

 

Religions own prime global real estate that is “wasted” or “under utilized” because you have a massive structure that when closed simply seals up massive amounts of stagnant air and dust.

 

Religion has had “A Free Ride” long before the establishment of The First Century, and “the bums” are still getting “A Free Ride” in the early 21st Century with The Citizens Of The World paying the taxes, tolls, fares, fees, freight, bills and expenses.

 

The Religions Of The World are usually “The Biggest Collection Of Lazy, Unemployed Bums On The Planet That Expects The World To Give Them A Living.”

 

The Savior, Messiah, disciples, apostles, prophets, priests, rabbis, preachers, pastors, nuns, popes, clerics, ayatollahs, and other religious clergy of the world are all “bums”, who have their hands out to “working people” for centuries and say, “Give Me.”

 

Granted, some of the old prophets were shepherds.

 

The wealthy patriarchs mentioned in the Holy Bible had massive herds of sheep to supply their financial living. Of course, the old wealthy biblical patriarch had litters of FREE Labor == their sons and daughters to tend the sheep.

 

Be Fruitful And Multiply” – You bypass Labor Unions, can ignore Minimum Wage Laws and have your legal live-in slaves do the farm work to make you wealthy – Ah, The Good Old Days Of Holy Bible Economics !

 

Get A Job!

 

My personal response to religious people, who come to me to seek money has always been and remains, “Get A Job !”

 

I have had to “Work” for my money in Life.

 

Why would I give the money I worked for to a “bum”, who doesn’t even give me a cell phone to go with “the air they are trying to sell me ?”

 

Citizens and Governments need to stop The Global Free Ride For Religion.

 

In the Real World, you earn your keep and pay your way.

 

The Religions Of The World have been Global Leeches Long Enough.

 

Governments, Citizens, and Business People can get the Global Economy back “On The Job.”

 

Leech For A Living Lackeys

 

It is an insult to the human dignity of every man, woman and child on planet earth that “A Privileged Class Of Royal Bums Have Existed Throughout Human History To Leech A Living Off The Hard Work Of The Citizens Of Humankind.”

 

Convicted drug dealers get their assets seized for use by governments.

 

Meanwhile, The Leech For A Living Lackey Leaders Of The World’s Religions push their religion’s personal Mental Addictions and make fortunes without paying taxes.

 

Tax The Terrorists

 

Throughout World History the pompous, pious, prestigious, propaganda of righteous religions have led to Wars, Inquisitions, Witch trials, The Holocaust, countless Civil Wars and genocide.

 

Meanwhile, Islam still wages their never-ending Jihad “Holy Wars” and None of The World’s Old Traditional Religions have ever been held accountable or charged with “Treason,” “Sedition” or “International Terrorism.”

 

Governments Of The World should take a in-depth look at World History from antiquity to the present.

 

A Government can decide to either declare Islam An International Terrorists’ Movement and therefore a Global Terrorism Organization, or at the very least, recognize Islam as a Religion that should be taxed like all the rest.

 

While Leaders Of The World are in the library or on line, they should take the opportunity to research the World’s Old Traditional Religions,

 

Learn that the citizens of a nation should not be forced to finance the urban legend obsessions of fanatics and zealots possessed by personal superstitions of daily living.

 

Any religion that preaches, speaks out, and promotes social unrest as a means to an end is criminal and terrorist in their tactics, which makes the religion a traitor, a seditionist, a conspirator and a threat to public order.

 

Regardless of the brand of religion, all should be remembered for their political intrigue and manipulations in the past and noticed for their actions in the present.

 

World History reveals Religion has a selfish agenda, which does not always support a Government, or even the goals of the religion’s own members.

 

Since The Judas Nature Of The World’s Old Traditional Religions may threaten a government and the citizens of a country; the religions should no longer enjoy the “Special Privileges” of tax exemptions and tax breaks.

 

If you are silly enough to keep a viper for a pet; you should be smart enough to have a strong cage.

 

Citizens might raise the issue of Freedom Of Religion.

 

Freedom always demands credibility, integrity, responsibility and the willingness to be held accountable for your actions.

 

And, the Freedom Of Religion also contains the caveat pf Freedom From Religion. No one should ever be “forced to believe” in any religion. No one should ever be “forced to pay money” to support a religion.

 

All Religion Is Mythology. The day-to-day mythology of religious people should not be a financial burden to an average citizen or a propaganda ploy to start a War.

 

Once a religion has to start “paying their way in life”, then, if that religion is a sponsor of terrorism; then, the money simply will not be there for bombs and bullets.

 

The Global Free Ride For Religion should end.

 

Governments can take away the tax breaks and the tax exemptions.

 

God On The Job

 

God, Goddess, The Supreme Entity Of The Universe, would not be “a bum.”

 

The entity created The World To Work.

 

God might be “The Hard Hat” in the blue work shirt and the denim jeans on a construction site.

 

Goddess might be “The farmer” in the overalls and the rubber boots, wadding ankle deep in the cow manure of the barn lot to get to her tractor to plow the back 40 acres.

 

The Supreme Entity Of The Universe might be wearing a business suit on the subway or dressed in a two piece matching business jacket and skirt in a company car.

 

Since The World was Created To Work – God, Goddess, The Supreme Entity Of The Universe would not be “A Bum”.

Sam

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Samuel E. Warren Jr., The Prophet On Word Press

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Samuel E. Warren Jr.,

The Prophet

On

Word Press

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Every writer wants to make his mark in the world. Ernest “Papa” Hemingway, William Faulkner, P.D. James, Barbara Cartland, Agatha Christie, Erle Stanley Gardner, L.Ron Hubbard, Stephen King, Samuel Langhorne”Mark Twain” Clemens,Thomas Wolfe, John Ernst Steinbeck Jr., Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe and, now, Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

The traditional way, of course, is to work as a newspaper reporter, editor, magazine writer, columnist, movie script author or playwright.

 

Thanks to the Internet, social media, software, hardware, computers,streaming video, cell phones and the electronic inventions from the 1970s through 2013 – tradition has changed.

 

Writers Write

 

I love to write.

 

My philosophy as a writer is simple: “Writers Write.”

 

Blog writers or authors may never be invited to book-signings like novelist authors.

 

However , blog writers electronic articles are posted in the vast never closes Library Of The Internet just waiting for someone to use a search engine – to find the listing tucked away in the virtual card catalog.

 

Lessons Of The Sam I Am Blog

 

I began my Sam I Am Blog around 2005 as a basic one person, weekly, and sometimes daily electronic newspaper.

 

It was never intended to be the “Dear Diary” of many websites but a collection of my writing and photographs.

 

I post stories,anecdotes, photos, opinions, editorials, commentaries, news reports, feature stories, short stories and a collection of my life experiences revealed in a variety of different formats.

 

I had toyed, for a few months, with the traditional stereotypical writer challenge of “The Great American Novel”.

 

I actually completed two novels written out in longhand in two different notebooks. The experience was fun, but time consuming. I put them on the shelf.

 

On my “Sam I Am Blog”, as of March 6, 2013, I had 275 post of articles and photos under my belt on that blog, This post, naturally, changed the number to 276.

 

I decided to try another writing project to add flexibility to my writing.

 

I wanted to do something controversial.

 

Politics And Religion

 

From the time I was a small boy my mother had always warned me, “Never Talk Politics And Religion In Public.”

 

On the surface, it is wise advice.

 

In a democracy like the United States Of America, you should find a way to talk politics and have your opinion heard. I believe what President Thomas Jefferson said about an “informed citizenry.”

 

Once you begin working you pay local, state and federal taxes, which means you pay the salaries of those politicians. Since you are putting their groceries on the table, there has to be a way to tell them what you think.

 

You should “talk politics”, but be wise about where you express your political views.

 

In the Real World, anytime you talk Politics or Religion, in public, you can sometimes watch an ordinary person transform before your eyes into a raving fanatical, lunatic.

 

Talk politics and people get upset. Their faces get red. They raise their voices. Their sentences become overloaded and bloated with dictionaries of cuss words and their tones climb well up into the decibel range.

 

Regardless of the political topic or issue, at the end of the day, a Democrat is a Democrat and a Republican is a Republican.

 

As long as alcohol and firearms are no where near the discussion area, most people will grumble away and come back another day to discuss or argue the merits of their issue, candidate or party.

 

When the dust has cleared all you have really done is waste time and found out ,in no uncertain terms, where a person stands.

 

Alas, Politics is essentially the age old Chevy versus Ford discussion.

 

Farmers who own Chevy and GMC pickups seldom have a nice word for Ford owners. Likewise, the “Ford Faithful” look down on the Chevy lovers.

 

Dodge and the owners of Japanese made pickups are looked at by the good ole boys of Chevy and Ford like, “What planet did you say you were from ?”

 

The Internet is a wonderful location. You find a virtual street corner and put down your soap box to stand upon. Then, you go into your best Voltaire and Robespierre

 

I, Sam The Democrat, keep my politics on my “Sam I Am Blog”. . .for now, anyway.

 

Momma The Mentor

 

 

I, Samuel E. Warren Jr., proudly proclaim myself a

 “Momma’s Boy.”

 

I could ask my mother any question and she would give me her honest opinion.

 

Momma never pull punches with me. If I was “In The Right”, then, she supported me tooth and nail.

 

If I was “In The Wrong”, Momma did her best to try and be the first one to tell me.

 

As a young man, I even asked Momma my “birds and bees questions” and she answered them.

 

My mother was a truly unique human, who lived her beliefs.

 

There was just one subject I could not get Momma to discuss with me: Religion.

 

I could never get my mother to discuss religion with me.

 

I did enjoy tossing out ideas and watching her shift around in her chair and try to change the subject.

 

Momma had been exposed to the Pentecost beliefs as a little girl, but, did not really practice those beliefs as an adult.

 

Every Human’s Achilles’ Heel

 

Thanks to Momma, I discovered The Achilles’ Heel Of Every Human On Planet Earth – Religion.

 

As a young boy, Momma had told me she would never tell me what to believe when it came to religion.

 

She held true to her word.

 

Through the years, I would run various religious ideas by her and her Midwest Ozarks upbringing made it obvious that Momma wasn’t fond of the idea, but, she never told me, “No.”

 

Through childhood, into the International Order Of DeMolay, into college and on to active duty in the United States Armed Forces, I came in contact with various people of numerous religions and faiths.

 

Through my life experiences, I have visited various churches, sit through sermons, Mass and lit incense in temples.

 

I never found “The Religion”, but I did discover “The Spiritual” in my Life.

 

In my Quest, I had to move past the salesmen and the recruiters and I did.

 

Religion’s Cereal Salesmen

 

Religion is like cereal, there are many boxes on the store shelves and they all come in different packaging and flavor. They all meet the minimum daily requirements.

 

I just never appreciated the self-righteous “salesmen” and the “quota recruiters”, who always tried to strong arm their way into my Immortal Soul.

Award a man or woman a sheepskin in religion and suddenly that person acts like they are “God’s Little Brother” or “God’s Little Sister” and they have all the answers.

 

The “Witnessing Religions” are the worst because they lead their religious associates to believe that they have to “spread the word” and carry out the “ministry”, so a man or woman starts to talk.

 

You listen. You can ask questions. But, if your questions have humor or any cynicism, sarcasm, or skepticism; then,”Lo, you are a disrespectful sinner”.

 

If one of your questions hits the aspiring apostle’s nerve or the devout disciple’s ego the wrong way, then, their facial expression changes and usually their voice rises and the person seems more offended and aggressive.

 

The serial salesmen don’t appreciate it when you call them on their “testimony.”

 

Their faith usually sends them out to do “testimonials” like a vacuum cleaner or a tractor salesman and you are suppose to be the good customer and not question company advertising and marketing.

 

After all, the salesmen and the recruiters have memorized the serials of stories and weren’t suppose to know if the product or service actually worked.

 

These testimonial people are serial salesman they can tell you an episode of Psalms, Deuteronomy, or whatever, but, they can’t actually tell you if Jesus ever went out on a date with a woman or Saint Peter’s wife’s middle name.

 

Through the years, I have learned, rather than risk teasing a hungry dog, who I will invariably,make foam at the mouth and angry – I smile and shut the door.

 

 

The Human Computer

 

Sometimes though Religion forgets it is “Food For The Soul” and not the Universal Hardwired Programming Of Each Individual Human On Planet Earth.

 

People can always choose to reformat their mental hard drives with Operating Systems of their own choosing and select or reject various upgrades to their programming based on their Life experiences.

 

The World’s Old Traditional Religions forget they are the FORTRAN, COBOL, assembly, and machine languages of past generations.

 

The sprite, peek and pope graphics of the early humans who were flesh and blood pizza boxes that were amazed by flashing cursors of light from lighting and swamp gas to St. Elmo’s Fire,

 

Like computers, people evolved over the years and Prometheus, got tweaked with enough intelligence to carry his own cigarette lighter and maybe even learn how to wire up a house.

 

Prometheus like other humans sought to expand their human programming on their own to reach out beyond Global Positioning Satellites to interface with God.

 

Meanwhile, while the old religions are still scratching their heads over the Apple IIe and the old Packard Bell 386 in the church, synagogue or mosque basement, people out in the Real World is glance at their Kindle readers, i Phones, and cell phones.

 

While religious officials may worry that they are becoming The 8 Track Tapes Of Humanity, people in the Real World wonder if they have the latest state of the art portable electronics to keep up with breaking news and check their email without switching their Internet Service Provider and upgrading to another cell phone plan.

 

The Vatican got Pope Benedict XVI a twitter account, which got canceled when he became the Emeritus Pope.

 

The old religions are working with the electronics, but they have yet to grasp the ASC II understanding that their doctrine and dogma has got to be upgraded to be saved into the evolving servers of the human mind.

 

Despite the technology of the Real World, there are humans, who get that Amiga formatted floppy and the MS-DOS 5.0 floppy loaded into their minds and they do not want to challenge or risk accidentally overwriting their religious beliefs.

 

Therefore, they backup their religious beliefs to a hard drive in their heads and ward off any ideas they consider worms, trojans, viruses or back doors to their hardwired religious beliefs.

 

Nuclear Religious Reality

 

A Religious discussion can get you hurt, hospitalized or, based on some news stories, in the United States and around the globe: DEAD.

 

The topic of Religion is essentially the equivalent of realizing that you are in possession of nuclear material and realizing that you have to handle it carefully otherwise you are at Ground Zero of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.

 

Nonetheless, Religion is an important issue to every human on the planet because it always leads to a belief of some sort in an Afterlife.

 

I believe Religion is far more Nuclear than Politics.

 

Politics makes people angry because it takes money out of their wallets and purses, but people know they have to have some semblance of public order provided by government.

 

Otherwise, Life is a never-ending chaos of neighbor against neighbor for property and goods, which results in the legendary Hatfield and McCoys feuds that last for generations.

 

Politics ends at the tombstone.

 

Religion is one of those personal issues that goes to the core of the individual and challenges a person to examine their Immortal Soul.

 

Politics can lead to War; Religions start Wars.

 

Samuel The Prophet

 

I knew a religion blog would serve my curious and controversial needs.

 

 

I needed a catchy title. I got it.

 

I needed something to catch the eyes. I got it.

 

I posted some articles. I did it.

 

I post to the blog and wait for feedback and comments.

 

Publicity is always hard to achieve because it costs money.

 

Free publicity is rare.

 

Now, I have decided to do some publicity for my religion blog.

 

The Samuel E. Warren Jr., The Prophet” blog is on a Word Press website.

 

Word Choice

 

I decided the word, “Prophet” would probably take some religious people to “Defense Condition One status and have a klaxon going off inside their heads.

 

At DEFCON ONE, I would like to believe they will visit my blog and read through some of the articles.

 

In the Midwest, Moses is an old respected Holy Bible prophet.

 

For someone in the early 21st Century to use that hallowed, revered, respected, sacred English word, “Prophet,” would be ?

 

Heretical. Not really, because a word is just a word, but the meaning gives the word Life.

 

To call oneself a “Prophet” is Blasphemous ? Not really, because financial publications have run articles on “Profit Prophets” of Wall Street through the years.

 

However, the word, “Prophet” does catch your eyes and stimulates your mind.

 

The word choice of “Prophet ?”

 

I done did it.

 

The Samuel E. Warren Jr., The Prophet blog is a platform to look at religion.

 

I know I will not change anyone’s religion.

 

The purpose is not to convert anyone.

 

The purpose is to challenge religious ideas.

 

The purpose is to ask people to think.

 

The purpose is to inspire people to seek a religion that helps them in Life.

 

I challenge the traditional religions.

 

I’m the writer, editor and publisher, so I get to be “The Devil’s Advocate.”

 

Feel free to hit me with your “The Beast,” “The Anti-Christ”, “The Blasphemer,” “The Heretic” and other not so nice comments.

 

I have on my asbestos underwear, so I’m ready.

 

Keep in mind though that I do respond to comments left on my blogs.

 

If you want to look at other than traditional religious views, please, visit my “Samuel E. Warren Jr., The Prophet” blog on Word Press.

 

Sam

 

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Lincoln Lies Live On ! Editorial by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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The Lincoln Lies

live on !

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Bearded Boob

 

This is a public domain photograph of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President Of The United States Of America. He can be considered one of the Most Successful Domestic Terrorists In America for the numbers of Americans butchered by his Administration.

 

Saudi Arabian Global Terrorist Osama bin Laden masterminded the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 that slaughtered at least 2,977 victims – not counting the 18 scumbag terrorists, who were fools who wasted their lives on the orders of a sadistic moron, a half way around the world. The attacks also murdered the citizens of 90 other nations.

 

Abraham Lincoln is still more proficient at the mass murder of his fellow Americans than International Terrorists Osama bin Laden. American Historians credit Abraham Lincoln with a “body bag” death toll count of 450,000 to 600,000 Americans over the course of the American Civil War.

 

Unlike Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Stinkin’ Lincoln didn’t have Sarin, mustard gas or other biological nerve agents to painfully crucify his fellow citizens.

 

But, Lincoln had the time and the real estate to execute his War Of Extermination over numerous battlefields. And, Lincoln didn’t have to worry about human rights advocates because greed had already prostituted common sense with emotion and political fairy tales.

 

Even with crude “grapeshot” and lead, Honest Abe still proved more efficient at “killing” his citizens that Saddam Hussein, who delivered a body count of Kurdish citizens estimated at around 25,000.

 

The Lincoln Lie credits Stinkin’ Lincoln with saving the United States. The reality is his “Save The Union”brouhaha put the United States into a national War of Attrition that destroyed the infrastructure of the United States, placed armed troops in American state legislatures for decades and placed the nation under “Martial Law” just like the dictators: Adolf Hitler, Emperor Hirohito, Benito Mussolini, Mummar Gaddafi, Idi Amin, and Saddam Hussein all did to their nations.

 

Another popular “Lincoln Lie” credits Stinkin’ Lincoln,the lawyer, as being “The Great Emancipator” of the “slaves.” Americans listen to your history professors; not the publicists and network commentators.

 

One of “Honest Abe’s” initial reactions to the “slave” situation was to gather up first, second and even third generation, born in America, slaves and put them on a boat back to Africa, if they wanted to go. His political advisers convinced him to consider other options.

 

Today, February 12 is the Birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Lovers, card carrying American Republican GOP party members might celebrate their hero’s birthday.

 

I, Samuel E. Warren Jr., an American, will simply extend my arm and raise my middle finger to the sky to award this “dumb ole country boy in the ether” the Samuel E. Warren Jr., Middle Finger Salute because terrorists should never be honored, celebrated and certainly not immortalized for their domestic or international “war crimes.”

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Today is February 12, 2013.

 

The Birthday Of President Abraham Lincoln is February 12.

 

Lincoln Lovers will celebrate the day.

 

American Republican Party Politicians will celebrate the day because “Stinkin’ Lincoln” was the first lowlife Republican they ever got elected President of the United States of America.

 

Once “The Beanpole” got elected president, the real lie began – The move to make Abraham Lincoln a “Saint” and hide “The War Crimes Of The Lincoln Administration.”

 

American Historians have all kinds of theories about the true reasons behind the American Civil War.

 

The Spice War

 

In college, they tried to teach me it was a “Spice War.” I love my McCormick seasoning in my food as much as any man. My wife, Christy knows when to use the oregano, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil and all the rest in the appropriate dish at the appropriate time.

 

I refuse to believe legions of Americans were butchered just because some Damn Yankee wanted paprika in his mustard potato salad.”

 

The popular “Excuse” of the American Civil War was “Slavery.” When Abe came to the White House, he favored a policy of placing the slaves, first, second and third generations of black citizens born in the United States on “A Boat Back To Africa.”

 

The War On Slavery

 

Black Americans who respect Abe Lincoln;don’t get upset with me. Pick up the cell phone, call your nearest American college or university professor and ask them about one of Abe Lincoln’s initial solution or approach to “slavery in the US..”

 

Some of Lincoln’s closets advisers looked at the dumb ole’ Kentucky country boy, who moved to Illinois and said, “Mr. President, that dog won’t hunt.” Of course, the policy changed.

 

National

Real Estate War ?

 

My theory is by the 1830s and 1840s, Americans had snatched up all the great real estate from New York to Florida to the Mississippi River. It was “Locked In” because it was sold and owned.

 

There was no legal way to get at the choice real estate because the landowners paid their taxes.

 

Railroads needed a “right-of-way” to lay track and run trains. Landowners were going to “give away, sign away” or “contribute” acres of their land to commercial entrepreneurs, who intended to “pocket the profits” in their bank accounts.

 

No FREE Land !

 

Landowners worked their land. They plowed the soil and planted the seeds. They grazed their horses, cattle and other livestock on their land. They cut the fence posts and bought the rolls of woven wire and barbed wire to fence in their land.

 

Landowners were about to “sign away” acres of their deeds and abstracts to some idealistic, number crunchin’ business suit in a city, who wanted to lay track from the east to the west.

 

Railroads and steamship companies might have been the technology advances going into the 1860s, but the Republican city businessman did the humanity, compassionate, help your fellow man routine only in December at Christmas.

 

The economics of American business meant “cheap labor” and keep costs low to pocket up the profits.

 

Free The Slaves”; no problem because that cheap work force had started to eat in to the overall profits.

 

Many of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, knew slavery wasn’t right. They told themselves that the institution in the late 1770s was not as popular as in the years before, so it would probably go away in a few years.

 

Slavery didn’t go away.

 

American businessmen in the 1800s weren’t stupid. America offered hope and promise to people who had only dreamed of it. Immigrants always need jobs. Free Labor is always best for the employer, but Cheap Labor can work.

 

If American business and agriculture has to “write off” the slaves; Plan B is already on the table: Immigrants.

 

Chinese and Asian immigrants don’t speak English, which means it would be even easier to work them like livestock and it will take decades before their expectations of a livelihood will impact a businessman’s wallet – “They don’t speak and understand the language.”

 

 

Native American Free Spirit

 

Native American had been too much of a “free spirit” to ever be a reliable, consistent work force. They had been hunters, who packed up and followed the wildlife to survive.

 

Native American farmers had a “Small Picture” mentality of farming a few acres.

 

Native Americans were “A Rock In The Middle Of The Road Of Progress That Had To Be Moved” for the Immigrant American Farmers and Business People to Prosper.

 

The Religion Business

 

Religion is a business too.

 

Preachers, priests, nuns and evangelists all love to close their eyes at night with a full belly.

 

Shower the sheckles of silver in the right direction and the brothers and sisters will be out there “doing God’s work” to “heal” (and steal) from the naive, less fortunate.

 

Native Americans who could be were “Christianized.”

 

Native Americans who didn’t get on board were labeled “Injuns” and those Indians were slaughtered because the real difference between the P words of: Progress and Profits – is another P word: Perspective.

 

Switch the Perspective and the Progress toward Profit means the Native Americans either step aside or get plowed under.

 

As soon as the Immigrant Americans stepped off The Mayflower, they had to have known, “We Have Hit The Powerball.”

 

The only obstacle was the utopian Native Americans.

 

Whether it is 1660 or 1960, if you see someone standing half-naked in the field with hair down their shoulders as long as a woman’s hair – you notice.

 

If the person seems to be “communing with nature” as in “zoned out in the Real World” – you notice.

 

No doubt, the immigrants of the 1660s noticed. In the 1960s, Americans noticed “The Hippies” and their “Free Spirit” approach to Life.

 

The immigrants would of misunderstood the Native Americans lifestyle and culture which was light years apart from their European cultures.

 

Whether it was a conscious “conspiracy” or situations that snowballed into national domestic policy, the Immigrant British, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish all realized that to “Take America” they would have to figure out a way to “steal” or “wheel and deal” her away from the Native Americans.

 

Once the “Christianizing” slowed and the Wars were simply too costly in terms of Immigrant lives and personal fortunes, at least, there was a young government in place to continue to deal with the resistant Native Americans.

 

Zombie Out

The Native Americans

 

The young government like any ship underway stayed the course. Compounds, actually, “Concentration Camps” were the next idea to contain the refugees and undesirables into an area.

 

Farmers and ranchers know you have to “pen up your livestock to keep them from wandering off.”

 

Businessmen and politicians simply had to devise pens big enough to corral the Native Americans without them thinking of themselves as livestock or wildlife.

 

The word, “Reservation” looks impressive to the eyes. The word, “Reservation” waves your tongue in your mouth like a fresh sheet in the sunshine. The word, “Reservation”, tickles your ear. “Reservation”, the perfect word, had been found to sell the national “rip-off” to the remaining Native American citizens.

 

Now, that Native Americans had become contained on “The Reservations”, the Immigrant Americans, who were learning to leave the Immigrant label in their family bibles were now moving forward in their Land Of Milk And Honey.

 

Native Americans by the 1860s were being “Zombied Out” of the equation. They were “The Living Dead Who Did Not Matter Because They Were Locked Away In Their Cemeteries” of bad real estate.

 

Stubborn Slaves

 

The slaves had become a thorn. They had the audacity to believe God Almighty might actually want them to have a decent life and own Land.

 

The self-righteous, sanctimonious, Bible-beating, pulpit poundin’ Christians, who were out there “Lyin For The Lord” to “steal” the Land from the Native Americans, obviously, never imagined that “a slave” would think the Almighty would think them up to Land ownership and citizen responsibilities.

 

Why everyone knew The Lord God Almighty was White, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant. Sometimes He might be Jewish or Catholic – but, He was always. . .light. . .er. . .white.

 

In the 1800s culture, race in the United States was no dominant issue to the dominant race because they had dealt with “The Redman” and “The Colored Man” or “The Black Man” who had been expected to recognize and stay in his place.

 

The White Man” did understand that God gave Man dominion over creatures: wild life, livestock and pets.

 

The White Man did not understand that God expected Man and Woman to be smart enough to live together, regardless of their skin color.

 

Wealthy farmers knew The End Of Slavery meant increased cost in agriculture. The Days Of FREE Labor would be over. They would have to try and find “Cheap Labor.”

 

Businessmen knew The End Of Slavery meant their cost would go up because they would have to actually “pay wages for work.”

 

Yammerin’ Yankees

 

Northerners – “The Yankees” – might have been better at hiding their emotions and true feelings, but you do not consider The Significant Loss Of A Major Work Force”as a minor annoyance.

 

The Yankees didn’t bust out their copies of Old Susannah, Camp Town Races and rosin up their fiddles to dance into the wee hours of the morning in celebration of a Loss Of A Major Work Force.

 

The Yankees just wanted those darn stubborn Rebels to sign off on Yankee “pie in the sky schemes” of steamships and railroads.

 

The Yankees had the ideas; The Southerners had the money.

 

The Southerners had it “Made In The Shade.” The Southerners owned extensive tracts of real estate planted in cotton and Eli Whitney’s cotton gin technology was “A License To Print Money”.

 

Southerners had the largest, cheapest labor force on the planet – slaves.

 

Labor doesn’t get any cheaper than FREE.

 

Granted, there was the initial outlay of money to “buy” a slave, but cold-heated “Capitalistic” economics looked at the initial investment.

 

You calculate the “plow potential” from busting up the earth to plant seeds, harvest and the overall life expectancy of the creature and “The Numbers In Red Went To The Numbers In The Black”, which meant “American Green In Your Pocket.”

 

Livestock Lessons

 

American Black Angus cattle have no history of romance, family, insurrection or retirement plans.

 

A Black Angus bull will stand in the field and chew his cud. A Black Angus cow will stand in the field and chew her cud.

 

As a child, I watched Black Angus cattle in the field. The bull never brought a cow “roses” on Valentine’s Day or any other day.

 

A Black Angus cow would let her calf suck, but, she never had to scrape together “lunch money” to send the heifer or bull to school.

 

Before the American Civil War, slaves were simply considered a higher form of livestock.

 

The Bible-beating Americans were “White Anglo-Saxon Protestant” and while the “WASP” made it obvious they wished to be “color blind”, American Catholics and American Jews were just as “white” when it came to making the “green.”

 

Rob The Bank !

 

My theory states The Damn Yankees In The North had ran out of money.

 

They had big ideas about steamship companies and railroads, but they need “gold” to buy the steel for ships and lay the iron for railroads.

 

When the bank is locked and you don’t have a key, you have to find a way into the bank.

 

All the money in the South in the form of plantations, huge homes and obvious wealth was a Big, Fat Bank In The South that could not be ignored by the Yankees.

 

No bank robber ever wants to get caught. The Yankees needed a way to rob the bank and not get caught.

 

They needed a diversion that would hide the crime for years to come.

 

The reality of War always puts personal survival on the front burner and everything else gets shoved to the back of the kitchen table or stuck in the pantry until later.

 

War is always the major event that brushes off crime like dandruff.

 

Crisis hits and looters sneak in the back doors to steal. Human nature focuses on the in your face War.

 

Normal crimes become war crimes in the shadows that go unnoticed and even unreported for months, years, decades and centuries.

 

War Words

 

The trick with War is : you can’t pull it off overnight.

 

You have to “Lie Your Citizens Into A War.” They have to believe the Villain threatens their lives.

 

In Vietnam The Lie was The Domino Theory that if Vietnam fell to Communism in a few days the Communists would wade ashore in San Francisco and threaten America.

 

In The Gulf War The Lie said poor Little Kuwait was being threatened by the Big Bad Saddam and America and her allies had to champion Freedom in the unstable region.

 

Saddam was a sly old Arab fox, who made his Arab neighbors nervous. If he had got Kuwait’s oil; OPEC would have been nervous about their neighbor next door and they might not hold the monopoly of world oil prices.

 

America and her allies got their “hands dirty” so Saddam’s Arab neighbors would not have to.

 

Saddam Hussein’s Arab neighbors could all continue to pretend to be good Muslims.

 

The business deal meant the Infidel American business mercenaries got to shovel bullets and bombs at Saddam until he cried, “Uncle”. Then, the shaky stability of the Middle East was again returned to it’s Moody Regional Oil Producing Stability.

 

Patriotic Lies are always “The Working War Words” that line citizens up shoulder to shoulder with their leaders to take on an enemy.

 

Of course, as citizens rush forward into combat; the politician might “backstep a retreat” to the rear to be around for the next election.

 

If you believe America’s role in the War In Afghanistan and the War in Iraq had anything to do with global terrorism and freedom, then, you will find it easy to swallow “The Lie” that “The American Civil War” was to “Free The Slaves.”

 

American slaves of the 1860s were an issue of the War. They were not the real issue.

 

People live. People die. People average about 80 years and about 20 to 40 of those years are “work force” and “labor force” years where the average citizen earns their keep.

 

Companies and governments go on for centuries after a generation of citizens is dust in the wind and loam layers of soil.

 

Lose the slaves and America would lose a significant work force.

 

The Prize !

 

Still, “The Prize” had to be greater. “The Prize” had to be a treasure that would last generations and would be worth the body count and the destruction.

 

There is only one prize on planet earth that lives up to that advertising:

 

Land.

 

Land lasts for generations. When the people are dead and gone, you sell the Land.

 

Buildings get too old and unstable, the demolition crews come in and clear away the rubble, so the Land can be used again.

 

Land always lives on !

 

Poor old Yankee Carpetbaggers – they still had to build up or play off of the negative energy. You have to ratchet up all those bad emotions and energy.

 

Yankee Carpetbaggers knew Slavery Economics were the Achilles Heel in Southerners Soul. The Yankee Carpetbaggers of the 1800s just needed a lot more kerosene to sit a “Blistering Blaze” that would scorch the Southern American Earth.

 

Hot Air in 1830s and the 1840s is still Hot Air in America in 2013. A politician opens his mouth and “hot air” still comes out.

 

Southerners had no need to risk their economic livelihood and family fortunes on Northern Yankee “Enron” schemes. Something had to give.

 

Crucify Lincoln

 

The Lincoln Lovers have had a walk in the park for more than one hundred years.

 

The American Republican GOP has preached the “Saint Lincoln” fairy tales, so often, even the Republicans might believe them.

 

In the 1980s, one piece of Library of Congress trivia stated that more books had been written on Abraham Lincoln than on any other subject in the library.

 

Obviously, there are some really bored or naive American writers to keep resurrecting the Old Beanpole and playing up the old meek and mild image.

 

Americans don’t love their president.

 

We are Americans; we don’t trust politicians.

 

General George Washington is one of the most beloved American Presidents in US history. However, during his Administration, he had his critics.

 

Stinkin’ Lincoln sat on his duff in The White House while America came apart at the seams. Families fought within and either killed each other or chose different colored uniforms to die for.

 

You might want to put together your scrap lumber and gather up your nails – The Time Has Come To Crucify Stinkin’ Lincoln !”

 

Meanwhile, a half-wit country boy sits on his keister in The White House and buys into the sensational journalist press releases that he is a great president.

 

Coward? Probably. He did the commander in chief routine in the comfort of the Oval Office. He ventured outside of Washington D.C.,Once during the Civil War – to dedicate the Gettysburg Cemetery.

 

Lincoln’s so called “Military Service” credits him being a “Captain” in the Home Guard.

 

Translation: Find a sale on Halloween Costumes and buy you a US Armed Forces Uniform to wear the next time you work “Neighborhood Watch.” If you want to impress your neighbors, you might want to call yourself, “Captain.”

 

During the American Civil War, Home Guard was sometimes neighborhood watch with firearms. Some Home Guard units might have had some law enforcement, paramilitary or military training, but, they would be the exception and not the rule,

 

In Missouri, Home Guard sometimes meant farmers kept a musket, rifle, shot gun, or pistol in the house or barn to keep Union and Confederate soldiers from trying to steal their livestock.

 

Armies need food. Sometimes patrols from both sides had a “proactive requisition policy” that involved pistols and sabers and not lawyers and paperwork.

 

Lincoln lovers don’t want their hero thought of as a coward, so they play up his meek, mild attitude and suggest that “The Power Brokers” that put him in office had him under “house arrest.”

 

If you have to be under “house arrest”, then, The White House” would be a nice house to be “arrest” in.

 

Plus, in the century plus before facebook, twitter and real time streaming news, Stinkin Lincoln had a Western Union Telegraph Office in The White House. His own private BBC and CNN to deliver “Up To The Day Breaking News Coverage Of The War.”

 

Historians suggest that Lincoln was a micro manager on trying to get the news. I have worked with micro-managers on projects.

 

I bet those Western Union telegraph operators wanted to shove that telegraph key up Lincoln’s nostril.

 

Abraham Lincoln may not have been the “Mastermind” behind the Civil War and the redistribution of economic wealth and real estate, but – “No Country Boy Could Be So Dumb To Allow His Country To Come Apart Before His Eyes And Tell Himself This Is Progress.”

 

Abraham Lincoln may well be “The Dumbest President In US History.”

 

I figure Lincoln to be The Biggest Scapegoat In American History.” Lee Harvey Oswald figured out “too late” that he had been “played” and “set up.”

 

Lincoln never got the math. He believed his own press releases. Like a lamb to the slaughter, Lincoln probably never imagined that someone would actually want to hurt him.

 

Freedom Of The Press

1860

 

Americans love to talk about “The Freedom Of The Press.”

 

Still, in 2013, no American is going to pick up a newspaper with a column by a successful columnist that suggests and outlines colorful ways to bring about the Death Of The President Of The United States Of America.

 

Ain’t Gonna Happen !

 

Before and during Lincoln’s Administration, American newspapers really had “Freedom Of The Press.”

 

Publishers, editors and reporters did not hesitate to write and publish “Poison Pen” editorials. Stinkin’ Lincoln was “killed off” numerous times in editorials in a variety of ways with the particular zeal and zest of publishers, editors and columnists.

 

Alas, when John Wilkes Booth made Lincoln “Lead Head Dead”, Freedom Of The Press suffered a major wound. Now, Americans can only grumble at an American president in print.

 

If Lincoln was “The Clown In The Closet” trotted out for parades, then, logic suggests “The Power Behind The Throne” was his political party people with money who had the domestic and international policies to aggressively push forward.

 

More importantly, the GOP needed a “scape goat”, a “fall guy”, and a “poster boy” to hang the Civil War around the neck of the person if it went in the toilet and some resourceful European country took advantage of the War to step in and conquer the United States.

 

The GOP had their agenda. They also had their “scapegoat in house” if the War went wrong and a sacrifice had to be “offered” to the public.

 

Real Deal

Real Estate

 

 

The Grand Old Party needed to resurrect the American Real Estate Market On A Grand Scale. They needed to Lock Down The Vacant Real Estate From Washington State To California.

 

Fortunately, the Texicans had put a serious “whoopin” on Spain and the Mexicans to take Texas in 1836.

 

The Johnny Come Lately Wink Dink Congress Of The United States showed up in time, of course, to pose for political pictures and try to steal some of the credit for The Lone Star Texicans kickin’ the Spanish backsides all the way back to Madrid.

 

The Texicans !

 

The GOP, of course, knew they could “prostitute” the Texas legend to keep Spain at bay, the Mexicans in Mexico City and the rest of the European capitols on the sidelines and off “The Court Of American Real Estate Play.”

 

However, the GOP really needed to sell some “Season Tickets To The European Monarchs” to pay for War without the European aristocrats becoming “Team Owners” of American Real Estate.

 

Somewhere along the way, Stinkin’ Lincoln’s boys also have to actually come up with an American currency. Plopping a big rock of silver ore or gold ore on the desk isn’t too convenient to buy dresses or art in Paris.

 

The Continental Congress boys of General George Washington’s days had had the general sign IOUs to fight the War. By the 1850s, it was obvious no monarch in Europe was going to take that kind of “Paper.”

 

First, the GOP needed “A Sucker.” The party convention of 1859 had “The Hardliners”, who wanted to crucify The South and steal everything not nailed down for The North.

 

The Onward Christian Soldier Missionary Morons, would after the War forgive those childlike “Southern sinners” of the heinous crimes against their Lord and Savior and steal everything not nailed down for the Lord’s glory and their pockets.

 

Hallelujah, Brother, Sister, Pass Me My Holy Bible And My Samuel Colt Revolver !” On the ninth ballot, the GOP had their “wink dink poster boy: Stinkin’ Lincoln.”

 

Honest Abe” it took him “Nine Times To Finally Pass The Bar” to become a lawyer, which meant he ain’t no Magna or Suma Cum Laude scholar. He was a professional debater, i.e., he was already a well known “Bag Of Political Hot Air”.

 

The Horatio Alger publicists tell the “rail splitter” story of chopping down trees to make rail fence post. Richard DeLong of Stone County, Missouri cut down many trees in his lifetime to make cedar fence post,

 

Uncle Richard never got elected the Stone County Clerk or to the White House.

 

However, to sell the “hard working country boy image” in 2013 is more complicated than in the 1800s when farmers knew the sweat required and businessmen understood the “muscle to mission hard work ethic” meant the person was a industrious, self-starting and a hard worker.

 

Lincoln Lovers love to tell the “studied by candlelight” story of Abe.

 

Hell, yes, Lincoln studied by candlelight !

 

Everyone in America studied by candlelight, gas light or coal oil lanterns until around 1879, when an American named Thomas Edison came up with an affordable “light bulb.”

 

Lincoln Is A Loser; No Matter How You Spin It. He did one smart thing: He married a rich woman – Mary Todd.

 

Her daddy, a Southerner had “money.” Daddy the Southerner had made money off of slaves, so he probably wasn’t fond of his beanpole son-in-law.

 

Lincoln’s Lost Love

 

For the Valentine’s Day Misty-Eyed, Lovesick Puppy Dog, I Need A Romeo And Juliet Shakespearean Tragedy Love Story For Valentine’s Day – Here it is: Old Abe had the “hots” for a babe. He fell for her. Suddenly, Whamo ! An illness puts her in the ground.

 

Abe comes down with the old “sick bull calf” routine. He never gets over the loss, according to historians (who maybe Valentine’s Day lovesick),

 

Pick up the cell phone and call your friendly, neighborhood American History college or university professor and he or she should be able to fill you in on the old Lincoln Hearts And Flowers Saga.

 

After all Lincoln Historians and GOP Historians get paid to remember this kind of Lincoln Lost Love Lament. Probably, makes it easier for the Lincoln Historians to “Beat Up” on Stinkin’ Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd for her weight.

 

Mary Todd

Wife Or Wicked Woman ?

 

The major reason it is so easy to “cover up” Lincoln’s incompetence is historians put the “Villain” in the bed beside him – his wife.

 

Your historian, might know who kept the Lincoln family checkbook.

 

Historians love to play Mary Todd off as a “spendthrift” and an “impulsive” buyer. Daddy’s Little Rich Girl who married the politician.

 

By her actions, it seems obvious Mary Todd truly loved her husband. It also seems obvious that the people close to Lincoln went out of their way on a regular basis to keep Mrs. Lincoln away from her husband.

 

Stinkin’ Lincoln’s father-in-law had made some of his wealth off “slaves”; you might want to remember that the next time you get misty-eyed about “The Beanpole” signing “The Emancipation Proclamation.”

 

The Emancipation Proclamation” – talk about “Words On Paper.”

 

Old “Readin’ ‘Ritin’ And ‘Rithmetic” Lincoln might of actually “writ” the words, but, he never authorized any US Government funding to turn “purty prose” into actual “law”.

 

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation gave slaves the Freedom to wear a Union uniform and probably be homeless after the War since the Union was destroying the South. Lincoln writ the words to make slaves “war refugees.”

 

The American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s truly “targeted” slavery and cleaned up the mess the Lincoln losers left in the 1860s.

 

Commander-in-huh ?

 

Lincoln got elected, of course. He sat on his butt at The White House and “played” commander-in-chief.

 

General George McClellan, the ranking American General, of the day, had a United States Military Academy at West Point education, and knew the “civilian hayseed” didn’t have a clue.

 

For six months, General McClellan ignored “The Beanpole.” Naturally, the general got fired.

 

Old “Save The Union” Stinkin’ Lincoln finally found American military commanders that he could “order to butcher somewhere between 450,000 to 600,000 American men, women and children for good old Republican GOP greed.

 

Then, American Historians have the self-righteous, sanctimonious audacity to pronounce President Of The United States Of America and former Union Army General Ulysses Simpson Grant of Galena, Illinois – “An Alcoholic.”

 

Give Me A Break !

 

Imagine. You are a US Military Academy West Point graduate. You are up against one of the most revered and respected West Point Graduates Robert E. Lee. He has some brilliant West Point graduates on his side. You have at least one rebel commander who understands “special operations” and guerilla warfare and his men are effective.

 

You have some dependable commanders.

 

You really need General Sherman to look at you and say, “I got you, General Grant. I am your man.”

 

You have the maps in front of you, the strategy and tactics in your head. You need more cigars. Then, in walks “The Beanpole.” You have to explain to this dumb ole country boy, who has failed at everything how you plan to proceed,

 

Lincoln is an Aquarian, which means he is an air sign. Air signs have short attention spans as a rule. Aquarians are told they are born “Outside Of Their Time”, which usually makes them think they are in the future and everyone is in the past.

 

A negative view of Aquarius means the air sign is “an airhead.” Lincoln really seems to eat up those positive Yankee newspaper stories.

 

If you were General Grant and you had to deal with Abraham Lincoln on a day to day basis – “Alcoholism” seems almost a requirement for the job.

 

In 1988, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein initiated the Al-Anfal Campaign to exterminate the Kurdish people living in Northern Iraq. The death toll is at least 50,000 to as many as 182,000 men, women and children.

 

American President Abraham Lincoln did a better job of “killing citizens” and he didn’t have Sarin, mustard gas and nerve agents. He had to rely on “grapeshot” from cannon balls and lead from American mines to provide the bullets to butcher his fellow Americans slowly but surely.

 

Of course, Stinkin’ Lincoln’s Administration did “clear the decks”, so that every man, woman and child in America, who wanted a “Saturday Night Special” could get it inexpensive and with no waiting period.

 

American Gun Control Advocates the next time you host one of your “ban gun” rallies you might want to consider the old pompous, presidential pinhead statue smirking down at you from his lofty perch in his temple in the National Mall in Washington D.C.

 

Emperor Hirohito, Idi Amin,Muammar Gaddafi, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Abraham Lincoln all declared “Martial Law.”

 

After all, “Martial Law” is kind of “Dictator 1-0-1”, especially, if you want to keep the lawyers and human rights groups out of your face long enough to “kill enough citizens” to “legally” establish control.

 

I was taught “The Lincoln Lie” in grade school of “Abraham Lincoln A Great American President.” Fortunately, I went to college and learned “Stinkin’ Lincoln” is really “Lincoln The Loser.”

 

The self-empowerment gurus might want to rethink the old “He Failed All His Life And Went On To Become President” Lincoln Lesson.

 

John Wilkes Booth, an American, “fired” the Republican President Of The United States quite literally “Lead Head Dead.”

 

Take away the gray morning suit and the stovepipe hat from Stinkin’ Lincoln and do the computer magic of a white turban and a BDU jacket and Abe looks like the “Long Lost Grandpappy Of Osama bin Laden.

 

The Lincoln Lies Live On !

 

Perhaps, someday, historians will finally jackhammer away the layers of fairy tale concrete and see if they can find a man within the myth.

 

Lay the Lincoln Lies to rest,

 

Rely on the knowledge of people to honor heroes, heroines and condemn the villains to their own purgatory.

 

Lincoln Lovers, GOP card carriers, you go right ahead and celebrate “Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday”.

 

I will think about the Americans legally slaughtered by Stinkin’ Lincoln for GOP greed.

 

I pray that the American people will one day have the Common Sense to phase out such a “blood rich” political party.

 

I hope that in the future, Americans will have the Common Sense not to honor and immortalize any half-wit dictators who destroys American lives and infrastructure simply because no one can come up with “A Better Economic Redistribution Of Wealth Policy.”

 

Anyone, poor man, politician, or president, who murders for Land or Oil is not someone to honor and revere – but, a scumbag to revile.

 

God Bless The United States Of America !

 

God Bless The Republic Of The Philippines !

 

God feel free to have Satan turn up the heat on Lincoln and The GOP !

 

Sam

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On The Job Political Editorial

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Back To Work After The Election of 2012

 

On The Job

PRESIDENT OBAMA AT WORK IN THE OVAL OFFICE_Obama_edits_speech_before_announcing_death_of_Osama_bin_Laden_cropped_resized

 

The President

Of The United States Of America

On The Job

In The Oval Office

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama edits his remarks in the Oval Office prior to making a televised statement detailing the mission against Osama bin Laden, May 1, 2011.

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Brooms have been pushed and the residue of The Election of 2012 is now in the dumpsters waiting to be hauled to the nearest city dump or recycling center.

 

In the Ozarks, The Day After An Election, Stone County, Missouri Old Timers, would laugh and joke, “Time to get out the picks and shovels because there are a lot of graves to dig today.” The purpose of the political joke was to poke fun at the politicians who “lost” an election and remind people that it was time to get back to work.

 

Good Day, Mr. President.”

 

Now, that “The Election” is over, President Obama can get back, “On The Job.”

 

In the Republic of the Philippines, the US Election has been covered for the last two days. The first announcements were the standard, “And The Winner Is.”

 

The United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines made his speech to say that President Obama had been re-elected.

 

News crews tracked down the happy “Democrats Abroad USA” chapter in Manila and got their reactions of sheer joy.

 

One man gave a beautiful quote of how he spent four days in Colorado knocking on doors and talking to people: “I told them I came 8,000 miles to ask them to vote for the Democrats and President Obama.”

 

Today, November 8, 2012 – The Philippine news media is looking at the US Election and comparing how Democracy works in the US and how Democracy works in the Philippines.

 

The news coverage is optimistic that President Obama is going to work on the Immigration policy in America.

 

I’m optimistic that President Obama knows that “The American People have his back” and support him in his efforts to move domestic and foreign policy forward, in an effort to rebuild the US Economy.

 

 

Election Fallout

 

Most people shrug their shoulders and get on with their lives.

 

For people, who are passionate and devoted massive amounts of time and effort to an election, the days following a loss is a period of readjustment. If your candidate lost, you can feel “let down.” You wonder if there was something else that you could of done ?

 

In America, we like to believe that “We are Good Losers.” We are not.

 

Sportsmanship

 

The idea of “Sportsmanship” says that the losers should be able to congratulate the winners and forget the game or the election.

 

The Sportsmanship idea is a good idea, but, it is not realistic — when people devote time, effort and energy to a cause people expect a positive result.

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If every American in America and overseas would devote one tenth of the energy they normally waste on sports to watching politicians, America would have the most informed, pro-active, action-oriented democracy on the face of the planet. “

– Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Competition

America’s National Cultural Philosophy

 

In America, the loss after an election can be a heavy weight to the individual because from the time you are a toddler in America you are taught to “Compete.”

 

You step out the door in the morning on your way to school and you are in the “Competition” mode. The “Competition” philosophy teaches you are suppose to “Win” at all costs. “Loss” is never acceptable in the American cultural psychology.

 

Dog Eat Dog”

 

Americans are the most competitive people on the planet.

 

We are taught “The World Is Dog Eat Dog.”

 

We, Americans are taught, “You Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps.”

 

Loss” and coming in second place is really “Unacceptable” in the American culture.

 

Look at the History of American Political Candidates, especially since the end of World War II – “How many men who “Lost” their first run for “The White House” were able to come back and make a successful second try ?”

 

There are some candidates. As the years moved toward the 21st Century the ability for a defeated candidate to make a successful second run for “The Oval Office” is now a “long shot.”

 

Second Try ?

 

Face it – No one wants to gamble on “A Loser.” If a candidate “Lost” in an election for president, then, supporters are reluctant to rally around for a second run at The White House. The same idea seems to be coming true for gubernatorial races as well.

 

Elections involve massive effort and advertising is never cheap – tons of money has to be raised to buy print ads, radio ads and television ads.

 

The Citizens’ Feelings

 

The people who voted and “Got” their candidates will be feeling good that “Their Vote Counted.”

 

The people who voted and didn’t get their candidates elected will feel the sense of “Loss” and wonder if they did something wrong or is “The System” broke.

 

I think “The System” is broke.

 

It was broke in 2000 and in 2004 and still hasn’t been fixed.

 

My “Man” got elected. I’m happy.

 

Democracy is not a perfect process, but, it is the best government system currently in place around the world.

 

Democrats And Republicans

I had friends back in the United States, who shrug their shoulders and say, “There really is no difference between the Democrats and Republicans.”

 

My friends are wrong.

 

I have Texas relatives, who were Democrats and after an election – win or lose, they seemed able to get back to the business of The Real World.

 

I grew up in Stone County, Missouri – one of the most hardcore, devout Republican counties in the United States of America.

 

Republicans are NOT Good Losers.

 

For days and months after an election, Stone County Republicans and many average citizens would whine and complain about those “Damn Democrats !”

 

United States Seventh District Congressman Dewey Short was born and raised in Galena, Missouri, so it is natural that ,the county seat of Stone County should give Republicans “The Benefit Of The Doubt.”

 

Since the death of Congressman Short, the national Republican party or the Missouri Republican Party has not went out of their way to “court” Stone County voters in any way, so it is amazing that Stone County remains “a one party system.”

 

The Importance Of Politics

 

After an election, many Americans put away their election year memorabilia and will not bother to think about politics until the next leap year presidential election draws near.

 

Americans forget Politics is a 24-hour a day, 365-day a year business because the decisions that get made in Washington D.C., and the 50 state capitols affect your day to day life and always reach into your wallet.

 

For a democracy to truly work the citizens really do have to be informed. You do have to pay attention to what the elected officials are up to. You have to look beyond the rhetoric, the propaganda, the bickering to get newspaper headlines and on camera television interviews and decide for yourself what is truth and what is “party propaganda.”

 

Many Americans get all wrapped up in all kinds of sports and can quote all kinds of sports statistics. But, a game is just a game. Next week, next month or next year there will be another game.

 

The Super Bowl, The World Series are all big sporting events in the United States, but no quarterback raises your annual property tax and no batter is going to get Americans National Health Care.

 

If every American in America and overseas would devote one tenth of the energy they normally waste on sports to watching politicians, America would have the most informed, pro-active, action-oriented democracy on the face of the planet. “ – Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Now that the election is over, keep an eye on that councilman, Congressman, Senator, Governor and other elected official.

 

It will be easy to keep an eye on the president because there is the White House website and legions of international news media that will be watching The Oval Office.

 

Keep an eye on the daily newspaper headlines and Internet news stories. Watch what the politicians are saying and doing. Now, that President Obama has won re-election he can be devoted to fixing the US Economy.

 

The senators and congressman that were critical of the president going into the election should all be singing a different song now. Some of those officials have their “own” re-elections to worry about, so they will want to be seen as “helping the president” and not a resistant “stick in the mud” that will try to cause problems.

 

Party Platforms

 

The Democrats and the Republicans have their party platforms posted on line for people to read.

 

Democrats traditionally favor the “working people.” People who really do have to “work” for a living, which means jobs that involve manual labor like farming, construction and the “break a serious sweat” occupations.

 

Republicans traditionally favor the “wealthy people.” People who may have “earned” their fortunes or the ones that “inherited” their money from their family.

Republicans like to be called the G.O.P., because it sounds “catchy” and Americans love initials and abbreviations. The term GOP stands for “Grand Old Party” and dates back to the time of “The American Civil War.”

 

However, when I use the term G.O.P., for Republicans, it refers to “Greedy Oil Politicians” and how the GOP always seems more than willing to keep America depend on Middle East Oil.

 

State Rights

 

Republicans claim to be “State Rights” oriented, which means states are suppose to decide the majority of issues in their state capitols and the federal government is essentially suppose to stick to providing a military force, printing and coining currency and negotiating foreign treaties.

 

The theory is that the Federal Government is suppose to be an umbrella and not hardwired into American homes. Yet, after 9/11 the Republican Administration created the Department Of Homeland Security at the federal level to get intrusive when needed.

 

Centralized Government

 

Democrats have always favored a centralized federal government. Democrats realize some problems have to be handled at the federal level.

 

States can issue their driver’s licenses, but, do Americans really want each state to have to issue Passports and Visas ? Imagine 50 different passports and 50 different visas, each with different categories of visas and requirements for the visas.

 

National Healthcare

 

American Healthcare has to be done at the National Level. Otherwise, you end up with 50 different plans with different requirements that can change from county to county and parish to parish. Wealthier states can offer more types of coverage than other states.

 

A woman in Alaska might not need or want “Breast Enhancement Surgery” while in Hollywood that type of cosmetic surgery might be considered crucial, thus, a national policy can address these issues, while states might tend to ignore or “cut” these health services.

 

Policy Issues

 

All Americans should realize that, like it or not, “Politics” affects your day to day lives. If you ignore the issues, then, you let the politicians make the rules. They don’t always put things on the ballot to be voted on. Keep an eye on your politicians – make them earn their paychecks.

 

America has lobby groups that are always out wining and dining the politicians. Some of those lobby groups may not support the same issues that you consider important. Keep your eye on changing issues because if you don’t voice, email, telephone or telegraph your elected officials – the lobbyist wins.

 

 

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Congress Of The United States Of America

 

I am an American.

 

I have a birthright to complain.

 

 

In numerous articles and political editorials I “beat up” on Congress. They can take it; they are “Big Boys And Girls.” If they have “thin skin”, then, that person needs to find a new job.

 

I do respect Congress.

 

Since the 1970s though, I have lost a lot of respect for Congress. Since the 1970s, Congress seems only capable of trying to stop a president from doing something or becoming a “bunch of mindless groupies chasing after a president and granting his every wish”

 

In the 1970s, Congress did have the “guts” to press the Watergate Hearings and try to get to the bottom of the issue.

 

Congress did try to nail down “The Iran Contra Affair.”

 

Congress from 2000 through 2008 acted like “excited school girls chasing after a teen idol and not capable of making their own decisions.” Congress from 2000 through 2008 seemed “A Rubber Stamp For A Republican Administration”

 

Members of Congress, should be honored to serve the American people. Members of Congress should realize that they to have to answer to the American people – it is called “The Ballot” and gets used every four years/

 

The United States Supreme Court

 

Lawyers in black robes. When I was a boy, I respected the United States Supreme Court.

 

As an adult, I don’t really have any faith and very little respect left for this arm of government.

 

They are suppose to “Protect, Defend And Translate The Constitution Of The United States Of America.”

 

From 2000 through 2008, the Supreme Court acted more like Mafia thugs protecting the Godfather, rather than a judicial body that answered to the people.

 

On the bright side, the majestic building is a beautiful piece of architecture.

 

Support the President

 

Now, that President Obama is back at his desk in The Oval Office, I hope that Congress will work with him to rebuild the US Economy.

 

I doubt the US Supreme Court will do anything to help rebuild the US Economy.

 

But, if they become “TOO big” an obstacle – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Democrat, was accused of “Packing The Court.”

 

President Obama, the Democrat, is the former Constitutional Law professor . Perhaps, the time has come to “Unpack The Court.”

 

America is a Democracy.

To keep that Democracy “On The Job,” keep an eye on your elected officials.

 

Choose one of the parties and get involved.

 

Sam

 

 

Links

 

The Oval Office

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oval_Office

 

The White House

 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

 

The White House Blog

 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

 

The Congressional Record

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Record

 

United States House Of Representatives

 

http://www.house.gov/

 

United States Senate

 

http://www.senate.gov/

 

United States Supreme Court

 

http://www.supremecourt.gov/

 

Democrats

http://www.democrats.org/

 

Republicans

http://www.gop.com/

 

Democrats Abroad

http://www.democratsabroad.org/

 

 

Political Watchdog

 

Move On. Org

http://front.moveon.org/

 

 

Political Blog

 

Crooks And Liars

http://crooksandliars.com/

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The Miracle Happens ! Day After The Election Political Editorial

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Day After The  Election 2012

 

The

Miracle

Happens !

 

Official Photo of the White_House_North_Portico_Photo in the Public Domain

 

By Samuel E. Warren Jr.

I am shocked !

I am stunned !

I am amazed !

 

I am in shock !

 

I woke up at 3:45 p.m., today, and powered on the laptop.

 

I had spent the night trying to overcome the International Date Line time difference between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America. I used the Google search engine of my Firefox browser to surf to the Associated Press, Reuters, ABC News, CBS News, the BBC, CNN, Google News and Yahoo News websites.

 

I read so many stories on the presidential election campaign of 2012 that my eyeballs hurt.

 

I would look at the digital readout of the clock on my laptop, glance up at the clock on the wall and then look at a story and try to decide if Americans in the United States were still voting or had the polls closed and the count of ballots begun.

 

On the Yahoo News website they were thoughtful enough to post a “Polls Countdown Clock” that ticked off the hours until the first polls closed.

 

I had told my wife, Christy, “President Obama is going to be a ‘One Hit Wonder.’” This is one of the few times in my life that I am proud I was wrong.

 

November 6, 2012, I got up at 5 am.

 

The last time I “intentionally” got up at 5 am. I wore the uniform of the United States Air Force.

 

Since I retired, the sun has my permission to rise ever how early it wishes. Roosters in the Philippines love to crow, so the Rhode Island Reds usually start crowing about 30 minutes before the sun actually begins to rise.

 

I had got up early to log on to the laptop and try and find out, “How is Election Day going in the Good Ole’ USA.” I saw the traditional photos of voters standing in line waiting to vote. Those pictures tell you nothing – everyone knows there are a lot of people in the world.

 

The Election Day Photo

 

Go through old newspapers and magazines from the day the first camera was invented and you always find a variation of “The Election Day Photo.” It is an old, tired, photo idea, but, the reason it always works is “Democracy.”

 

Only In A Democracy

 

Only in a democracy, do you have people, who are willing to stand out in the bitter cold and damp to vote. Only in a democracy, do you have people, who sweat, perspire and are obviously in discomfort in sweltering heat to vote.

 

Only in a democracy do people stumble over the rubble of a natural disaster to make their way to a polling place to cast their ballot.

 

Only in a democracy, do officials realize they may have to open the polls early, set up a polling place in another area, provide transportation to get voters to a polling place or be willing to keep a polling place open later than usual, so voters can vote.

 

Only in a democracy is a voter willing to endure the worst Life has to offer for the simple act to cast your ballot.

 

The Defense Defense

 

Online, I read the news stories of how America’s “National Dog And Pony Show” of 2012 – The Presidential Campaign had been the traditional Republican, “The Democrats Are All Bums” and how, of course, the Democrats replied, “The Republicans Are All Bums.”

 

In the middle of all the political rhetoric and “name calling” there were facts like President Obama was set to cut money from the Defense Budget.

 

Never a smart move for an American president to put on the public record in an election year because the Defense Industry in the US employs many Americans and helps to put food on the table.

 

Plus, you have many Americans in uniform at home and abroad and that message is always understood as a lack of support from The White House.

 

Of course, you have us, old retirees and veterans, who wonder if the president remembers that the United States Armed Forces do as much to “protect the peace of the world” as they do to stand ready to respond to a global crisis.

 

The catch, of course, is everyone wants their share of the pie. Congressmen and senators had the concerns of their states and districts, which are funded government programs that supply paychecks back in their voting districts.

 

Who gets the slices of the pie and who gets the crumbs ? When you prioritize government programs, in peace time, standing armies can be downsized and bases closed. World history documents the “feast and famine” conditions that always relate to military forces worldwide. Thus, military forces are usually one of the first of government programs that feel the budget ax.

REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT PIN FACE RIGHT

 

Wall Street Courts Romney

 

I read on through the various news stories. Wall Street was behind the Republican Mitt Romney – that was a “No Brainer.”

 

There are poor people in the United States, who claim to be Republican. Go to Stone County, Missouri and stop anyone on the street and nine times out of ten, they will stick out their chest and tell you, “I am a Republican.”

 

Newsflash – If you ain’t got money; you ain’t “a Republican.”

 

You can claim to be a Republican until you are blue in the face, but if you don’t have money – you ain’t a Republican.

 

The Republican Party takes pride in telling the World, “We are America’s Business Party.” Back in 1854, American businessmen could not get the stubborn American farmers – the Democrats – to change their minds on political issues. The short-lived Democratic Republican Party split and the Republicans went off and created their “business party.” – the Republicans.

 

Republicans Businessmen  REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT PIN_btn_gop

 

Of course, the Republicans are a business party – but, that can also mean from time to time in American history they have given “the American people the business.”

 

It is no surprise then that American millionaires, American billionaires and wealthy Americans are always quick to reach in their wallets and whip out their registered “Republican” card.

 

Pull out your US History books and look at how quickly Republican candidates for President and Republican presidents are in their devotion “Not to tax the wealthy” or how quickly they work to find a way not to raise taxes on the wealthy.

 

Democrats Blue Collar Workers

 

Democrats began as “The Grange Party.” They were the farmers of American, who left the fields and livestock long enough to pass laws to keep people working. Once upon a time the Congress Of The United States Of America only convened three months out of the year and they actually did work.

 

Some Democrats have actually became wealthy. But, The Democrats began as “America’s Blue Collar Party” because they “worked” for a living. The sweat and roll your sleeve up mentality still lives in the Democrat Party.

MULE PIN FACE RIGHT

 

Who Cleans Up The Mess ?

 

The true irony of American history is while Republicans always claim to champion business for America; it is always the Democrats, who “clean up the mess.”

 

Democrat President Andrew Jackson was the first American president to “Balance The Budget Of The United States Of America.” Democrat President Woodrow Wilson instituted the New York Stock Exchange – Wall Street’s reason to live and make money. Democrat President Woodrow Wilson also started the Federal Reserve System, where the banks of America go to get the money – the banks no longer want to loan to Americans. Democrat President FDR took America “Off The Gold Standard”, ordered the establishment and construction of Fort Knox, “America’s Vault” at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

 

Democrat President FDR instituted numerous programs from the National Recovery Act to the Tennessee Valley Authority, Workers’ Progressive Administration and Youth Conservations Corps to get Americas working after Republican President Herbert Hoover sat on his leister as a self-made millionaire and former United States Secretary Of Commerce and watched the United States slip into The Great Depression as jobs disappeared, Americans lost their farms and homes and more than a million tons of top soil blew out into the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Democrat President Harry S. Truman, of The Show Me State Of Missouri, “ENDED” World War II.

 

Truman’s “Exit Strategy” the Atomic Bomb saved the lives of Allies.

 

Democrat President Harry S. Truman “Stopped” Japan’s Economic Conquest Of Asia that had been going on relentlessly from around the 1930s as Japan would conquer or attempt to conquer her neighbors and seize control of their natural resources and citizens. Japan didn’t need the citizens; Japan did need the natural resources.

 

General Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower retired from the United States Army and was persuaded by the Republicans to run for President.

 

The Republicans took The White House and controlled the Congress of the United States of America for many years.

 

Republican Senator Joseph Raymond “Joe” McCarthy started the whole “Communist Paranoia” in America that would spiral out of control and take advantage of “The Cold War” idea that pitted generations of Americans against “The Russians” and “The Communist Chinese”.

 

Generations of Americans lived under “The Constant Fear Of The A Bomb And The Inter Continental Ballistic Missile Scare” that either the Americans, Russians or Chinese would accidentally or on purpose launch a nuclear missile that would start “Mutual Annihilation and Destruction.”

 

MAD

 

MAD was an old government Cold War policy that was the “Worst Case Scenario” for humanity. Regardless, who actually launched the first nuclear missiles, the MAD policy outlined a level of Apocalypse and Armageddon that would be the end of earth.

 

80 Times Over ?

 

One of the weirdest Cold War statistics was the claim that the amount of nuclear weapons detonated on earth would be sufficient to “kill the planet 80 times over.”

 

How do you kill anything “80 times”, when the first time is sufficient?

 

The Communism Versus Democracy Turn The Cold War Into The Ultimate Nuclear War Fear” lingered until the Berlin Wall started to come down and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics disappeared and became Russia in the early 1990s.

 

The Republican Party always claimed that the fat Cold War Defense Budgets were for America’s Defense. Government spending rose from the 1950s through the end of the Cold War.

 

What ever happened to the credit unions ?

 

Everyone forgets the collapse of Savings and Loans and Credit Unions in the United States because those bankruptcies and failures did not trigger a depression.

 

Americans don’t look at the party in The White House during the cycles of “Inflation” and “Recession” in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Democrat President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton became the second Democrat President in United States History to “Balance The Budget Of The United States Of America.”

 

Of course, once that fact ended up in newspaper headlines, senior Republicans rushed to the nearest media outlets to try and sneak into the spotlight and make “the lame claim” that President Clinton could not of balanced the budget without them.

 

Democrat President Bill Clinton left America with “A Fat Wallet.” America had “Money In The Bank” when Democrat President Bill Clinton left The White House.

 

The Republicans’ Florida Supreme Court President Awarded The White House

 

The Republican, then sent their so-called “Candidate Awarded The Presidency Based On The Florida Supreme Court System” and a bunch of messed up voting machines to The White House. Two Wars and a Bankrupt United States Economy later, the Republicans step back and let Democrat President Barrack Obama try to “clean up the mess.”

 

No one could “clean up the mess”, the Republicans left behind.

 

That Republican Administration succeeded in getting America’s friends and neighbors to think of the United States as some kind of “Arrogant Overbearing World Power Bent On Global Control Of Every Country On The Globe” and “publicly” divided the world into “US And Them.”

 

The sensible message of standing up to and combating global terrorism came down to a childish claim of “If you don’t help the United States beat up on these big, old, bad, mean, terrorists types then we are going to take our toys and go home. If you are not with us, then, you must be with them.”

 

To my knowledge, know parent has ever turned their full grown son, a supposed president, over their knee and spanked their little behind – but, here was a case, where the politician either needed to be taken to the “wood shed” or locked away in an asylum and Amendment 25 Of The Constitution Of The United States activated to allow the vice president to assume the duties of The Oval Office.

 

This Republican Administration took more than 200 years of history, international good will and hard work of generations of Americans and “threw out the baby with the bath water.” President Obama, definitely came to Washington D.C., with a ‘national mandate’ from the American people to restore the sanity and respect of America.

 

I had wanted President Obama to come to office like a new FDR “busting heads and taking names” to get the US Economy out of the dumpster.

 

The Nice Guy President  DEMOCRAT MULE PIN FACE LEFT

 

His first four years, President Obama was “The Nice Guy” with the Congress of the United States. The former Constitutional Law professor allowed Congress to treat him like a child who had wandered away from his parents as they simply brushed him on his way down the hall of the US Capitol.

 

My hope, this time, is President Obama talks to Congress and reminds them: “Ladies and Gentlemen, there are 435 of you with your staffs. That is 435 elections where voters vote for you.

 

Unless, you do something really stupid to get your name in the newspapers or on television, most of the American people will never even realized you warmed a seat in Congress.

 

I, on the other hand, am Barrack Obama, every American in America knows my name and many know my face. If, as members of Congress you do not work with me to rebuild the United States Economy – Americans will blame me.

 

This time, ladies and gentlemen of Congress, you WILL work with me. We are going to rebuild The Economy Of The United States Of America.

 

The President

And, you ARE going to help me. Every American in the 21st Century can pickup a newspaper, magazine or login to the Internet and see their president. They know I am responsible.

 

The American people know I am the man they voted to do the job. You, ladies and gentlemen are the members of Congress. I am Barrack Obama. I, Ladies and gentlemen, am “The President.’”

SEAL OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

 

Go get them, Mr. President ! “

While I doubt President Obama uses those words to Congress – I truly hope that he is able to look the members of Congress in their eyes and let them know “playtime is over.”

 

I am shocked that President Obama won a second term.

 

I am grateful that the American people didn’t buy the traditional Republican rhetoric of “We Have A Plan.”

 

Of course, once a Republican Administration gets to The White House it seems the “Transition Plan” always comes down to “Fake It Till You Make It.”

 

My Faith In The Universe has been restored.

 

Make Congress “Work”

 

I was afraid American voters were not looking at Congress as the “sticks in the mud” that had reverted to the President Carter Era tactic of “gridlock” to stop projects and keep government deadlocked and stalled.

 

The American people call for change. Congress, The Reluctant Rip Van Winkles, snooze, snore, take their naps, yawn, and every now and then, actual wake up long enough to “do something” to keep “The System” functioning.

 

I am proud the American people realize that the president is trying to wake up the sleeping bureaucrats long enough for them to keep the country running.

 

The Miracle Happened.

 

The American people had Faith in their president.

 

Now, Mr. President, with the American people behind you – “Wake Up Congress And Get Them Working.”

 

Sam

 

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Editorial Terrorist Target Child–Death To The Taliban !

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Taliban Targets 14-year old school girl for Death

Editorial

 

DEATH

TO THE TALIBAN !

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

There are no words,in any language,in any culture on planet Earth that can explain and justify the terrorists’ insanity of the Taliban in trying to “KILL”, Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl on Tuesday.

 

The time has come for the Nations Of The World to quit “playing footsie under the table” with global terrorists.

 

The Taliban, a global gang of bullies and thugs, hiding behind the customs of religion, issued a “KILL” order on a child.

 

No amount of Western, Eastern or Middle Eastern psychology or politics can ever justify such an insane order.

 

The Reuters story points out that the little girl had “spoke out for” “Western style girls’ education.”

 

Kids always speak out for things they want because that is part of growing up.

 

Kids Now Targets Of Assassination

 

Parents and grandparents of the world, now, you have to worry that someone, who overhears your child may “target” them “for assassination.”

 

No child anywhere in the world is safe today or tonight.

 

Question: If the Taliban is insane enough to target a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan; what would keep them or Al Queada from targeting a 13-year old boy in Baghdad, a 12 year-old girl in Kiev, an 11-year-old boy in Beijing, a 10-year-old girl in Hanoi, a 9-year-old boy in Bangkok, an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia or a 7-year-old boy in Damascus ?

 

Answer: Nothing.

 

Declaration Of War On Children

 

Parents and grandparents, the Taliban’s actions on Tuesday, “Declared War On The Children Of The World.”

 

The Taliban and their Al Queada terrorists colleagues have just announced to the world that “Children are now recognized Global Combatants.”

 

When a rink,dink, wink,dink terrorists’ organization starts targeting children; it is time for the Nations Of The World to quit brushing off the Taliban and Al Qaeda as annoying dandruff flakes of sadistic, psychotic, nut job thugs and bullies and start aggressively going after the terrorists, whenever they slither out of their holes.

 

Time To Target Terrorist

 

From the United Nations to the individual nations of the world, the time has finally come to “pull out all the stops” on the terrorists of the world.

 

Look and see these terrorists’ monsters for what they are. They are not criminals. They are not humans. They are monsters. Monsters have no civil rights, no human rights.

 

The reported Taliban thug, Maulana Fazlullah, gave the order to two killers.

Global Law Enforcement should stand ready to bring these three to justice the instant that they slither out of their holes.

No Place On Earth To Hide

There should be, “No Place On Planet Earth Where Any Of These Three Kill Crazy Monsters can eat or sleep that they do not have to Fear someone will aid an Angel Of Death or a police officer.

Mankind’s Justice

Traditional Mankind’s Global Justice demands that these three killers be brought in to be held accountable.

Old Testament Justice

God’s Old Testament Justice would deliver a Number 12 Lightening Bolt to incinerate the Taliban terrorist responsible. And, in the Old Testament days, the terrorists families would also be wiped off the face of the earth.

Real World Justice ?

In Pakistan,it would be understandable if the citizens were still “insane with grief, anger and vengeance.” In the old black and white Frankenstein movies, angry villagers picked up their hoes, mattocks, picks, shovels, pitchforks, and went charging up to the castle.

Vigilante Justice is always “officially” rejected by the world’s global legal systems.

Three dead Taliban terrorists lying out in the road in Pakistan doesn’t sound like one of those investigations that would have the global community interested, Unless, of course, to know that the the three dead Taliban terrorist scumbags dead in the street were responsible for the act on Malala.

Hijack A School Bus

However, when the two terrorists thugs got on the school bus – their actions were criminal.

The instant the terrorists’ gun man squeezed the trigger at a 14-year old child, the two terrorists and the thug, who gave the order, lost all their “human” rights.

Only a beast would kill a child. And, the beast, like a lion, would only “Kill” to protect it’s hunting ground, cubs, or for food.

The Mayhem Of Monsters

What stepped off the school bus was not terrorists, criminals or humans; what stepped off the school bus was monsters that need to be hunted down and. . .dealt with. . .legally, or at least, definitely.

When the gunmen opened fire, according to the Reuters story, two other girls were hit. One remains unconscious and in critical condition – Taliban “collateral damage.”

Permission To Kill

These insane thugs went so far as to “get permission to ‘kill women.’” They didn’t want to violate tribal code.

Is the World’s Children’s Rights and World’s Women’s Rights Groups in on this issue, yet ?

Women And Children Now Enemy Combatants

No woman is safe. No child is safe.

No woman or child is now safe anywhere in the world because the Taliban and their Al Qaeda buddies have decided “everyone on the planet is now an enemy combatant in their never-ending campaign of destruction.

The Threat Of A 14-Year Old Girl ?

Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year old Pakistani school girl clings to life in an Army hospital.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be worrying about what to watch on TV lies at Death’s door.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be listening to music, fights for her life.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be laughing with her friends and making plans for a great life in the future – may not even have a future.

 

Scumbag, low-life, sadistic, psychotic, Taliban terrorists thugs, who only know how to kill and destroy, shot not only one 14-year old girl, but, three children overall.

 

Who Does The Taliban “Kill” Next ?

 

While Malala clings to Life, of course, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the other terrorists slither around spreading their venom and waiting for the next opportunity to “Kill” someone.

 

The Nations Of The World let their leaders lodge “Official Protests” in the media and it seems instead – of one child’s life becoming a rallying cry for the Nations Of The World to go after terrorist, she is just “one more victim statistic of collateral damage in the on again, of again, so-called war on global terrorism.

 

Every Nation Of The World should look at this event and see it for what it is.

 

No Rules”

 

A global terrorist’s organization has finally made it known that there are “No Rules.”

 

Judas Unleashed !

 

No child is safe. No woman is safe.

 

If a terrorist is willing to kill a child and a woman; what is the guarantee that the killer will not decide to “kill” a friend or family member.

 

When the Taliban decided to kill a child and a woman – they admitted – they hold noting holy. The terrorists who would kill a child or a woman is the terrorist, who would turn on family and friends.

 

Judas has returned !

 

Judas has been unleashed !

 

Betrayal by the Taliban is now obvious. No longer can the Taliban hide behind religious custom because they set aside the tribal code that forbid the killing of women.

 

Terrorists Are NEVER Military !

 

The Taliban and Al Qaeda and the other nut-job global terrorists may play at being military, but, No Professional Global Trained Military Unit would ever carry out a “Kill” Order on a child.

 

No legitimate military commander on planet Earth would ever accept or pass along a “Kill Order on a child.

 

If someone threw down a manila folder on a desk with documentation that proved the 14-year old was a Prophet From Paradise Or Heaven, no military man or woman would carry out the order because the “World’s Legitimate Military Units And Services Do Not Carry Out Kill Orders On Child.”

 

Even if the documentation in the folder proved that the 14-year old child had video, DVDs, photographs, fingerprints and tons of evidence that the child was indeed, “The Anti-Christ.” None of the “World’s Legitimate Military Units And Services Would Carry Out The Kill Order On A Child.”

 

Taliban Thugs In Costumes

 

Dumb bullies and thugs playing at the military and wearing Halloween costumes apparently have No Problem with the Murder or Attempted Murder Of Children. But, these so-called “people” are really just monsters, who sole mission in Life is to destroy.

 

Until the Nations OF The World finally realize that terrorists don’t care who they kill, how often they kill or how many people get killed as collateral damage, then, the global body count will continue to rise.

 

Stock Up On Body Bags !

 

If all the Nations Of The World are going to restrain their actions to “Official Protests” and arrests when they get around to it, then, The Nations Of The World had better keep stocking up on “Body Bags” and offer government subsidies and other kickbacks to funeral homes to allow them to buy and stock

Caskets And Coffins.”

 

As long as the Taliban, Al Qaeda and all the rest of the global terrorists organizations, “feed and breed” they will continue to spread their “deadly venom” around the world.

 

Tuesday’s Child Assassination Attempt was not about religion or cultures.

 

Terrorists Declare War On The World

 

Tuesday’s Child Assassination Attempt proved the sicko-sadistic, psychotic, perverts “Declared War On The World” and made it known there are “No Rules.”

 

Children And Women Are Now Enemy Combatants Of Global Terrorists.”

 

Who Do I Want To Kill Today ?”

 

If the Nations Of The World continue to sit back and allow the global terrorists to do their random “Who Do I Want To Kill Today ?”

 

No place on the planet will be safe.

 

The Reuters story points out that the killers decided to strike near a military checkpoint to prove they could strike anywhere. The arrogance of the terrorists prove they have nothing to Fear from the authorities.

 

Give The Terrorists “Fear”

 

While the Nations Of The World continue “to ponder” what to do about terrorists. Local citizens in Pakistan, might want to wonder if they will be getting a visit from the “killers.”

 

You have two people, who tried to kill a child in the local school, then, what is to keep the killers from killing other people in the community.

 

The shooting happened on Tuesday. I read the story Friday afternoon. I write this editorial Friday night.

 

In a perfect world, this insane attempted execution would never happen.

 

In a just world, the killers would be in custody and awaiting trail.

 

This world is neither perfect or just. The monsters “got their guns off.”

 

The Nations Of The World seem content to allow the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the other global terrorists, to keep “getting their guns off,” and “blowing up people and property.”

 

Ozarks Terrorist’s Wisdom

Kill The Snakes !

 

In the Ozarks, if you decide to kill a nest of copperheads; you do not allow any to slither away. If rattle snakes slither nearby, then, you do what has to be done.

 

There are more than 200 species of snakes in the Show Me State of Missouri. With all due respect to the lawmakers of the Missouri General Assembly, the “stupid law” about not killing snakes is – “well. . .stupid.”

 

Farmers in Missouri, who stroll through their pasture and notice a rattle snake or a copperhead slithering through the field will think about the shotgun they are carrying and not what some politician in his air-conditioned and heated office in Jeff City “wrote about a reptile” that can injure the farmer, his or her family and the livestock.

 

Thus, the Nations Of The World are long overdue for Ozarks wisdom on dealing with snakes and terrorist. Ozarks farmers kill poisonous snakes. Ozarks wildlife and conservationists, no doubt, will continue to do “the lawyer thing” and take the snakes into custody.

 

Ozarks farmers have common sense – they kill snakes. Ozarks farmers don’t “catch and release” because that only means in a couple of weeks the snake will slither back.

 

Ozarks farmers know, The Only Good Snake Is A Dead Snake.”

 

Nations Of The World need to realize:

 

The Only Good Terrorist Is A Dead Terrorist.”

 

Global Law Changes Needed

 

The Laws Of The Nations Of The World need to change to recognize “A Global Terrorist As An Enemy Of Humanity.”

 

Therefore, he or she is no longer entitled to any human rights of any kind. A man or woman who would kill a child for expressing an idea is not a human, but a creature that needs to be placed into immediate custody and dealt with by the most efficient and effective means possible. Monsters are suppose to be fictional creatures, not out walking the streets of humanity.

 

The 1970s Terrorist’s Teachings

 

Global terrorism like poisonous snakes has always been around. Killing poisonous snakes keeps their numbers down and limits the threat. Terrorists rely on Fear and legal systems to make sure they are safe and able to slither back into the sunlight.

 

Terrorists in the 1970s realized that they could go global with their campaign of Fear. They began with hijacking aircraft. Skyjacking by disgruntled people soon became a Terrorist action. The terrorist hijackings and the Munich Olympics of 1972 made terrorism a global issue. But, nations believed incorrectly by not dealing with terrorist they could stop the problem.

 

The World Trade Center Terrorist Attack proved that the Nations Of The World still think that legal systems prevent terrorism. Nations Of The World tell themselves that aggressive law enforcement works. How many years did Osama bin Laden remain under the radar after the World Trade Center attacks ?

 

Lead Head Dead bin Laden

 

The Terrorists’ Poster Boy Osama bin Laden was just one old snake that ended up “Lead Head Dead.” The United States Government realized what all Ozarks famers know, “When a snake is in a hole, if you want to kill it, you either got to get something down in the hole or get the snake to slither up out of it.”

 

As long as The Nations Of The World keep pretending that terrorists are people with human dignity and rights and legal protection, then, the random chaos of aircraft flown into buildings and thugs trying to execute a child on a school bus will continue The Perverted Insanity Of Global Terrorism.

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl had become a national hero for her courage to keep a blog and speak out against narrow-minded bullies and thugs, who rely on Fear to keep people in line.

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl, became a global icon of freedom, after Tuesday’s assassination attempt, when two armed thugs tried to “Kill” her.

Malala

Should Be An

International Symbol

Of Terrorists’ Prosecution And Prevention

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl, should be an International Symbol Of Terrorists Prevention. World Leaders should finally wake up and become aggressive in the persecution and prosecution of global terrorists.

 

No home, hut, or outhouse on planet earth should be safe for a terrorist.

 

Dead Taliban Terrorists

 

When the sun rises Saturday morning, If news reports describe how the beaten, battered, bruised, bludgeon bodies of the two Taliban terrorist killers were lying in the street, next to the thug that gave the order, then, I would believe the message to the terrorist is that people no longer want to live in Fear of bullies and thugs in Halloween costumes.

 

When the sun rises Saturday morning it would be nice to see the Internet headlines or pick up a newspaper and to find the two Taliban killers are in custody, the thug who gave the order is in custody and anyone who supported the Taliban is in custody or hold up in a building surrounded by tons of police and military officials all heavily armed.

 

Death To The Taliban !”

Death To Al Qaeda!”

Time To Kill Snakes!”

 

Sometime on this Saturday, a world leader somewhere should realize, “Death To The Taliban,” “Death To Al Qaeda” and vigorous prosecution of global terrorists is the only way to “take charge” and control the chaos of global terrorists.

 

Only when the terrorists feel Fear will they become extinct and the world will finally have a chance to get the tools of education and the opportunities for business and improved agriculture in place to prevent the persistent presence of illiterate bullies and thugs, who are the parasites that live off the hard-working people in rural areas.

 

World leaders and law enforcement officers, who ignore the Malala Yousufzai Assassination Attempt of the Taliban terrorists are allowing the venom to spread.

 

Whose child will be the next victim of the Taliban ? Yours ?

 

A neighbor’s child , perhaps ?

 

Whose daughter will be the next victim of Al Qaeda ? Yours ?

 

Will the Taliban and Al Qaeda decide to “kill” a woman next ?

 

A wife ? A mother ?

 

Your wife ? Your mother ?

 

World Leaders the images of “Children And Women’s Caskets”, on the evening news,at dinner time, does little for the appetite,the digestion or a “Good Night’s Sleep.”

 

Daylight is coming. Time to End The Global Terrorist Nightmare.

 

Sam

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Ode to Cow Manure – Break out the shovels !

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America’s Election Season is underway – Break out the shovels !

Ode to Cow Manure

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Sarge, my loyal farm dog, and I were out strolling a pasture of Warren Land today.  After the Fourth of July holiday, I was still feeling pretty patriotic.  I had taken my camera with me to Galena and gotten some nice “happy snaps” of my fellow citizens enjoying the sunshine and the festivities of the Y Bridge Park on the banks of the James River.

The Fourth of July had been a wonderful day.  I even ended up calling out Bingo numbers.

Now, of course, the holiday is past and life resumes the daily ho-hum of routine.  I grabbed my canteen and camera and decided to stroll out into the pasture.  It had been a couple of days, since I had written any blog posts or posted any pictures so I guess I went to the hills for inspiration.

Sarge likes being my point man.  She made a bee line for the farm pond.  Naturally, this time of year, it  is caked with a bright, light green layer of algae.  But, to Sarge – the Farm Pond is a Public Swimming Pool.  Splash !

I looked at the sunlight coming through the huge trees.  Of course, there is never any shortage of rocks in Stone County, Missouri – and it seems most of them are in my field.

Suddenly, right in front of my cowboy boots, rested a photographic opportunity and an idea for a blog post.

Cow Manure.

Looking at the cow manure, I realized that the elections aren’t that far away.  What is it about cow manure that reminds me of American politicians ?

Could it be that their promises stink to high heaven ?

Cow Manure though does have one obvious benefit over American politicians.  In the long run, cow manure will make a valuable contribution to nature.  It will decay and deposit minerals back into the soil that will help the grass to grow.  When was the last time American politicians made a valuable contributions to their fellow citizens ?

The politicians still haven’t come up with a working Health Care program ?

The politicians still haven’t started bringing the troops home from Afghanistan ?

The politicians still haven’t started bringing the troops home from Iraq ?

The politicians still haven’t tried to bring down gas prices or food prices ?

What are American politicians doing ? Anything ?

I see from various news stories that the American politicians have already started “shoveling their s. . .stuff” for 2012.   But, I haven’t see anything constructive in the way of results.  Fortunately, I have a shovel and a vote and I’m pretty good at using both.

I captured the Cow Manure on the digital media card and called Sarge.  My Mark Twain Moment had begun because I was already writing the cutline to the photo as we made our way through the pasture.

Great American Statesman, that I am, I’m posting this photo here for readers to smile at.  Feel free to download it and email it to your local politicians.  Let them know, you realize it is that time of year when they will be spreading their manure around.  Remind them you have a shovel and a vote.

FREE Photo -- Cow Manure -- If you need a photo to express displeasure or satire, then, this one may be of use. Election Year 2012 is on the horizon. Already candidates from American Political Parties are already begining to "shovel" . . . their propaganda. You might want to keep this photo handy to reply, when the parties begin asking for your opinion or contributions. Feel free to lighten or crop this photo as you need to. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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July 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Rocket’s Red Gare Over Galena Pride. Politics, Patriots

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Rockets’ Red Glare – Over Galena

Pride,

Politics,

Patriots

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Galena, Missouri is one of those Norman Rockwell towns that seems best represented by oil paint on canvas.

Galena, Missouri, a small town in the Heartland of America that gets immortalized by a Ralph Waldo Emerson or a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Galena, Missouri is the kind of small town that has New York City, Boston, Hollywood, teenagers in big city high school English classes smirking, “Yeah, Right, dude. Galena. Missouri – Like some small town like that ever existed Maybe, on Paramount’s back lot or in one of those writer guys’ imaginations.”

Galena, Missouri does exists

The Situation Report

Galena, Missouri is a small town of about 500 people in southwest Missouri. We are 78 miles from Joplin, Missouri, which makes us less than a hundred miles from the famous city in Kansas, named Galena.

There are actually eight towns or cities in the United States of America named Galena.

Galena, Kansas is a famous mining town.

Galena is a precious mineral used in lead and used in making ammunition.

The irony of Galena, Missouri is that an early explorer supposedly saw a mineral in the river that he identified as Galena and thus, Galena, Missouri would be born.

This Galena is a small town, which for decades boasted about being “The Float Fishing Capitol Of The World.” The Bill Rogers Motel on the the shores of the James River would welcome hunters and fishermen from throughout the United States.

Table Rock Dam went operational and people quit coming to Galena to go “float fishing.”

Hidden In The Hills

Most of Galena’s businesses in 2011 are out on the shoulders of the state highway. But, if you turn off the highway and go around the hillside or up the road into the city, you will find Galena. Missouri.

The 1920 Stone County Courthouse on the National Register of Historic Places is the hardest working tourist attraction in America because the building has offices, where work still gets done. The Bank of Galena Museum is the other tourist attraction in town. Outside of the funeral home, bank, medical lab, and the Masonic Lodge – basically, county government moved in to take over the abandoned storefronts of the square. The Baptist Church sits near, but not on the square. The new library is in town, but off the square proper.

Y Bridge Park

Over the railroad tracks, you find the Y Bridge Park, which sits directly across from a private home, which was Dick Lebow’s DX Service Station in 1960.

July 4, 2011 — In the city park, people began stopping by to see what the Galena Park Board was up to. The annual fireworks display is set up on the Y Bridge and people can watch from the park.

Mother Nature’s warm attitude sent people strolling into the snow cone concessions on the park grounds. Some grandparents looked for comfortable places to sit up their lawn chairs or a spot to sit on on the ground, while anxious parents rushed around making last minute preparations.

The dunking booth caused a few youngsters to limber up their arms for a possible future in the St. Louis Cardinals. Some kids smiled to show off their face painted kittens and flags. Meanwhile, parents, especially mothers, rushed about with wide pieces of ribbons and long stemmed flowers.

The long lowboy tractor trailer trailer sit front and center and commanded the center stage spot. Hidden behind patriotic pennants and beneath a humongous American Flag, the presence of keyboards, drums and displayed guitars suggested, “the band isn’t in the house – yet.”

An arched white metal trellis entwined in vines sprouts up on the flatbed trailer and like a fairy godmother, the young master of ceremonies seems to magically appear.

Tiny Tots Time.

Stone County’s smallest citizens make their debutante debut. The little girl’s stroll out on to the portable stage. The emcee asks questions and the youngest girls stare back at all the people in the crowd. Judges make their decisions and trophies are awarded to Stone County’s young future Miss America Contestants. Then, the band steps on stage and entertains with a variety of rock and roll and country and western music.

Meanwhile, Bingo is going on under the rural pavilion with the baby blue telephone poles. While the band plays, a few children dance to the music. Everyone is enjoying the sunshine and waiting for the fireworks. I wander around and take some photos for prosperity and my blog.

Then, I get asked if I want to call out Bingo numbers. Why not ?

The Aquamarine Compote

Back in the mid-1960s on the courthouse lawn, during a Stone County Fair, I and some devoted Bingo players settled in to a long highly polished dining room table to play Bingo, on the east lawn of the courthouse. They probably loved the game.

Me, I had my eye on an aquamarine compote to give my mother. That Bingo game lasted until midnight because I still remember how tired everyone seemed, when the person in charged announced the time and said that was the end of the night’s bingo.

I never did win the compote.

But, the man in charge of that Bingo game allowed me to pay ten dollars to buy the compote. At least, I got the compote for my mom.

Bingo Baby Boomer

This Fourth of July, I was willing to try my talents at calling out the numbers. I do have one of the best of all qualifications – I have a big mouth.

Most of the players seemed to be smiling and winning, so I kept calling out the numbers until the game ended before the fireworks started about nine p.m.

The people in the park seemed in a festive mood as I strolled out of the park to find a location to shoot fireworks photos. The number of people in the park reminded me of my childhood in the 1960s and 1970s: Election Night.

Election Night in the 1960s and 1970s, people would come to Galena for election results.

Give Me That Old Time Politics – Election Run Up

Politics in Stone County and Galena, Missouri in the 1960s was like being Neil Armstrong ready to step on the moon – it was an adventure. The excitement in the air was like taking the enthusiasm for the Academy Awards, the Miss America Pageant, The World Series and The Super Bowl and rolling it into one event called: Election Night.

In the 1960s, Independents were like wood nymphs no one could prove they existed – and no one cared.

In the 1960s, there were Democrats in Stone County, but, they were covert.

Democrats were like CIA agents – everyone suspected them of being Democrats, but know one knew for sure. Unless a Stone County Republican died in office and a Missouri Democrat Governor appointed a Stone County man to serve out the term – you never knew.

In the 1960s, Stone County still celebrated Galena’s favorite son, Dewey Short. The congressman had gotten Galena the Y Bridge and gotten Stone County Table Rock Dam and the United States Navy even named a ship, the U.S.S. Stone County. Thanks to Congressman Short’s popularity, no Republican would dare pass up Galena or Stone County.

Congressman Gene Taylor campaigned at political rallies in Stone County. I listened to State Senator Emory Melton at one of the political rallies. I even attended a political rally and fish fry at Shoals Motel for a Republican challenger to Sheriff Tommy Walker. Most of the aggressive, get out the vote, campaigns of the 1960s were not against Democrats, they were Republicans squaring off to take the county nomination in August for the November election.

Crane, Missouri – 38th Parallel Of Missouri Politics

The Crane Broiler Festival was always an important Political Demilitarized Zone: The 38th Parallel Of Missouri Politics. By the broiler festival in late August, Missouri Republicans had earned their local and county party nominations, showing up at Crane to make speeches always helped to bring hold out hardliners into the fold and to remind the people, who said, “I vote for the person; not the party” – that they weren’t in Kansas in ruby slippers – they were in Stone County, Missouri – where even Jesus Christ was expected to vote Republican!

In more than 50 years of life, I never recall a Democrat or an Independent ever speaking at The Annual Crane Broiler Festival.

Election Night In Stone County In The 1960s

Come Election Night, you knew collectively Stone County voted “A Straight Republican Ticket,”; what you didn’t know was how the rest of America voted?

Election Day people would begin drifting into Galena to wait for “the fireworks.” Once the polls closed, then, information would start to find its way around the square. There was always a carnival atmosphere in town. Galena, Missouri has always been a town that “rolls up the sidewalks after 4 p.m.,” but – election night people would sit on the courthouse lawn, camp out in one of the businesses on the square and wait.

A pickup would be parked on the street in front of the courthouse. In those days, the Stone County Health Center was Gene Hicks Cafe and Pharmacy. You could sit in the cafe and watch someone in the back of the pickup scrawling the changing election numbers on to the two joined and tepid blackboards. Some of the local old timers would camp out on the church style pew benches leaned up against one of the trees.

Everyone always waited for the results of two elections: The President Of The United States Of America and The Sheriff Of Stone County.

All the results were yelled out from the back of the pickup before the figures were scrawled on the board, but usually people only seemed to really care about who got the White House and who gets to be The Sheriff Of Stone County.

Sometimes some people would be concerned about who became The Governor Of Missouri and, in later years, some people seemed interested in who won election as County Clerk or one of the county commissioners – Usually, though, in Stone County – the President and the Sheriff were the Big Dogs that kept people on the edge of their seats.

While the fireworks exploded over head to announce the crescendo to this Fourth of July, I realized America Politics will be no less explosive in the 21st Century. The thunderous roar of the blasts served as a reminder that the political apathy that we tolerate keeps us as spectators on the bleachers in our own political processes.

We have to watch our politicians, listen to their words and watch their actions. We have to hold politicians accountable to maintain freedom. When we shrug off those responsibilities, then, we get less than we deserve. We get whatever is let at the bottom of the barrel.

Freedom should always be celebrated by the explosions and fireworks overhead. The loss of American lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and the current state of America’s economy suggests that we may have shrugged off the political process once too often. We need to get back into the fray. We need to support Americans with vision for freedom and the future.

Generations of aspiring young pitchers and Miss America contestants have the right to expect more from the inherited legacy of their nation. Freedom should always be protected and celebrated, which is, no doubt, the lesson that The Founding Fathers intended to leave enshrined in our hearts.

Sam

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