Friday, December 17, 2010

Blue States Boss the Military From Afar

A Note From Billy Roy Mitchum Unoffical Chairman of the Hubbard City Cafe


Interesting that the Liberals, who hang out in the Blue States, want to openly force gays in the military over the objections of our military leaders when they provide very few soldiers to the military. If you rank the states by the number of soldiers in the military per capita the Red (Republican) States have 17 of the top 20 with Hawaii being the only Blue state in the top ten. If you go to the bottom, those states who have the smallest number of soldiers in the military per capita, the Blue States (Democrats) have 16 of the bottom 20 in the rankings with only Michigan ranking lower than our largest populated state of California who ranked 49th. There is no surprise the great state of Texas leads all states with 12.8% of enrollments followed by Florida with 7.8%. Our largest state, California, has just over 1% of military enrollments ranking just behind Kansas and even Massachusetts. Yet the land of fruits and nuts has the most votes in congress telling the military how to run their business in fighting wars. Obamaland, Illinois, ranks 38th per capita.

Just doesn't seem right somehow.  Our Secretary of Defense, Gates, claims he is for the Congress forcing the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" because he doesn't want the courts to force it.  Looks to me like this is a lame excuse for kissing Obama's rear at the expense of our soldiers.  Me, I trust the military leaders to decide how we should be defending ourselves and fighting wars more than I trust a Blue State dominated Congress.

I also clipped this from yesterday's news.  Thank goodness Obama is breaking another promise to his Blue State Libs.  "The Obama administration's year-end review of its Afghanistan war strategy upholds a pledge to begin a 'responsible, conditions-based' troop drawdown starting in July 2011 -- but senior military officials downplayed the timeline, telling Fox News they do not expect combat troops to be leaving by that time. "

"Military officials in Kabul dismissed the July time frame as D.C. politics, saying the only date the military cares about is 2014. That's the date NATO forces have set for ending combat operations and turning over responsibility to the Afghan government -- the deadline was agreed to at the NATO summit in Lisbon last month. Officials told Fox News that if anybody is leaving Afghanistan by July 2011, it will be administrative troops on large bases."

So of course it looks like Obama will pull troops out in July without pulling any troops out.  I guess that is like stimulating jobs by driving up unemployment.  Lowering the costs of health care by spending $3Trillion (with a T) of tax payer money.  Saving GM by confiscating it from shareholders.  Protecting the borders by suing the border States in support of the illegals.  Things just seems kinda upside down.

I know you will think about all this.  Sometimes it hurts my head real bad.

Billy Roy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

When It Comes to Jihad, Is Obama the Fox and We Are in the Chicken Coop?

While the news media is still flooded with tired old politicians like Pelosi and Reid there are several bright new potential stars headed for Washington.  This posting is about one of them.

President Obama recently once again called Islam "a great religion" which has been "distorted" by a small number of "extremists" to justify committing acts of violence against the West.

But the Qur'an (or Koran) itself, the holy book of Islam, contains over 100 verses calling for violence against Christians and Jews. To give just one example, Sura 9:5 says, "Slay the idolaters wherever you find them."

During a panel discussion sponsored by the Hudson Institute last January, retired Army Lt. Colonel and newly elected U.S. Congressman from Florida’s 22nd District, Allen West, who did combat duty in Iraq, responded to a Marine who asked the question, how do you answer people who say that terrorists are following a "warped" version of Islam?

The panel consisted of a number of former military personnel, who fumbled around trying to answer the question. Col. West finally stepped forward answered the question directly and truthfully.

First, to understand Allen West better, please read excerpts of his views voiced immediately after the Fort Hood murders and then listen to the words of this former military man who understands the nature of the enemy we face:

“Tragedy at Ft Hood”
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)

This past Thursday 13 American Soldiers were killed and another 30 wounded at a horrific mass shooting at US Army installation, Ft Hood Texas. As I watched in horror and then anger I recalled my two years of final service in the Army as a Battalion Commander at Ft Hood, 2002-2004.

A military installation is supposed to be a place where our Warriors train for war, to serve and protect our Nation. On Thursday, 5 November 2009 Ft Hood became a part of the battlefield in the war against Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism.

There may be those who feel threatened by my words and would even recommend they not be uttered. To those individuals I say step aside because now is not the time for cowardice. Our Country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America, an Army post.

We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called; “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” is unconscionable.

This is not a “man caused disaster”. It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack.

What have we done with all these prevalent trends? Nothing.

What we see are recalcitrant leaders who are refusing to confront the issue, Islamic terrorist infiltration into America, and possibly further into our Armed Services. Instead we have a multiculturalism and diversity syndrome on steroids.

Major Hasan should have never been transferred to Ft Hood, matter of fact he should have been Chaptered from the Army. His previous statements, poor evaluation reports, and the fact that the FBI had him under investigation for jihadist website posting should have been proof positive.

However, what we have is a typical liberal approach to find a victim, not the 13 and 30 Soldiers and Civilian, but rather the poor shooter. A shooter who we are told was a great American, who loved the Army and serving his Nation and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) stating that his actions had nothing to do with religious belief.

We know that Major Hasan deliberately planned this episode; he did give away his possessions. He stood atop a table in the confined space of the Soldier Readiness Center shouting “Allahu Akhbar”, same chant as the 9-11 terrorists and those we fight against overseas in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of operation.

We have Saudi Arabia funding close to 80% of the mosques in the United States, one right here in South Florida, Pompano Beach. Are we building churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia? Are “Kaffirs” and “Infidels” allowed travel to Mecca?

So much for peaceful coexistence.

Saudi Arabia is sponsoring radical Imams who enter into our prisons and convert young men into a virulent Wahabbist ideology….one resulting in four individuals wanting to destroy synagogues in New York with plastic explosives. Thank God the explosives were dummy. They are sponsoring textbooks which present Islamic centric revisionist history in our schools.

When tolerance becomes a one way street it certainly leads to cultural suicide. We are on that street. Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our Republic, because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

I make no apologies for these words, and anyone angered by them, please, go to Ft Hood and look into the eyes of the real victims. The tragedy at Ft Hood Texas did not have to happen. Consider now the feelings of those there and on every military installation in the world. Consider the feelings of the Warriors deployed into combat zones who now are concerned that their loved ones at home are in a combat zone.

Ft Hood suffered an Islamic jihadist attack, stop the denial, and realize a simple point.

The reality of your enemy must become your own.

Steadfast and Loyal,
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)

Martin Luther King pleaded with Americans to judge all people by their character and not the color of their skin. Dr. King would be proud of the fact that we have two black leaders, Obama and West, who will be judged on their views regarding Islamic Jihad without an ounce of racial bias.

Think about it,


And now the brief video with Congressman West’s view of Islam:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Compromise My "You Know What"

Local banker and world class bass fisherman, Doyle Lee Wholeman, adopted Scott Riddle's formula for Communist takeovers and added some big words. He calls it, first, DEMONIZE secondly, REGULATE, and lastly, CONFISCATE. Doyle Lee says it doesn't just apply to the health care industry, autos, bankers, and other industries, "This week the Socialists are after the successful people. Those who have high incomes and that have accumulated some wealth. Of course, these are also the folks that spend money, contribute big time to charities and churches, and create jobs which is what the US economy and economic freedom is all about. Every job I have ever had came from one of these people.  In the good old days every school child in the country was studying hard and working odd jobs in hopes of becoming one of these successful people. In fact, successful people were seen as role models and heroes."

"Obama and his Progressive Communist friends are practicing old school class warfare. They DEMONIZE by calling them the 'rich' or 'millionaires and billionaires' who want to avoid paying 'their fair share of taxes'. Their suggested REGULATION is a more drastic form of progressive taxation while creating more and more hand outs and stimulus to liberal voters. The CONFISCATION takes many forms. One is requiring ancestors to sell off assets (farms, ranches, and job producing businesses) to pay death taxes on estates that have already been taxed as income. Lenin, himself, could not have orchestrated this any better than Obama and his crowd. It is amazing how many Americans are accepting of this scam."

Butch went to his notes as he is generally apt to do, "Talk about fairness let's look at the numbers and trends. In 1987 the top 1% or those with the highest income paid 24% of all taxes. In 2007 they paid 40.4%. This is after what the propagandist commies said 'Bush gave tax cuts to the rich'. The top 5% of tax payers while making 37% of the total income, pay 60% of the total taxes. Back to Bush's tax cuts. The country had lost 267,000 jobs in the six quarters before the 2003 tax cuts. The country gained 5,307,000 jobs over the next 4 years. And as far as spending goes, the top 2% of tax payers buy 30% of all goods purchased in our economy. And to top this 'fairness' thing off 47% of workers pay 0 taxes. Obama is working hard to make this group larger before the 2012 election."

"Bottom line," as usual Billy Roy pontificated, " if you want less of something tax it more. If you want more of something tax it less. Lower tax rates mean investments in equipment, hiring new employees, and people working harder to keep more of what they earn. It is that simple to an honest man. Socialists who are trying to gain power at the expense of the little people through class warfare are far from honest. They want to divide the 'makers' from the 'takers' in hopes that the 'takers' will soon be in the majority. The sad part of the story is the little man who falls for this idiot pitch, and believes in free lunches, gets hurt the most thinking that government will take care of him. Just look at the poverty in Communist countries like Cuba, North Korea, and of course, the Soviet Empire bankrupted itself. China is moving toward capitalism and creating wealth after years of poverty under Communism."

"Successful people, the makers, will flee excessive taxation. Look at the states. Those with 'fair' taxes based on real estate and sales taxes are prospering. States like Texas and Florida. Those that have added progressive income taxes like the Federal Government (California, New York, Illinois, etc.) are in big trouble because successful people are relocating to states where the tax systems are fair. The more I spend the more I pay but at a fair rate. These 'fair' states are not redistributing income and creating welfare voters to elect corrupt officials."

"I never thought I would see the day that an American business man would flee the US and seek production in China to avoid the high costs of union labor, government regulations, and excessive taxation. Our founders must be spinning in their graves. All the while, Obama and crew are screaming that our move to socialism needs to go faster and faster so that he can 'save us from going over a cliff'. Obama wants higher taxes, more government spending, and more government control over the mean rich people. And most recently we are to believe that Obama will move to the middle and everything will be OK? Last week he said he welcomes the opportunity to debate tax reform with the Republicans over the next two years. He must think we are really stupid."

Let's think twice before we accept any compromise from people out to destroy our republic,