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One Man's View » Foreign Policy http://onemansview.us Have you had enough of the insanity in Government? Sat, 01 Sep 2012 21:28:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Your Tax Dollars At Work http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/your-tax-dollars-at-work/ http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/your-tax-dollars-at-work/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:53:33 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=1138

OK, so the title is a little misleading. Most of you who know me know I continually bitch about Fraud & Waste in Government. However, in this particular case, I would like to show you some photos of your tax dollars doing precisely what they were meant to do. They take a minute to load, so please be patient.

Enjoy.

Your Tax Dollars At Work

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Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead http://onemansview.us/government/political/ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead/ http://onemansview.us/government/political/ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead/#comments Mon, 02 May 2011 23:12:05 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=1098

Well, now they’ve gone and done it.  They’ve gone and whacked Osama bin Laden.

First, my hat is off the Seal Team 6.  Take a bow, gentlemen.

Kudos also to all those involved in the intelligence gathering over time to make sure we got this one right.  Can you imagine the political quagmire if we’d gone in there and whacked the wrong folks?  My God… for a moment there I was almost wishing that were actually the case…  if for no other reason than to see the egg on the Obama Admin’s face if that were to have really happened.  But, it didn’t, and life goes on.

So, where does bin Laden’s demise leave us now?  Some ideas, in no particular order:

  1. This is the brick in the wall that might help get Obama re-elected.  After all, something positive actually got done on his watch, and nobody else can take credit for it.  Can you say 4 more years of gloating?  Just kill me now.
  2. We can now focus more assets on going after scumbags like Ayman al Zawahiri and Anwar al Awlaki.  These guys need to be squashed like the bugs they are.  With Gen. David Petraeus slated to become the new CIA Director, this could actually happen.
  3. We need to find out the how and why bin Laden was permitted to hide in plain site in Pakistan.  ABC News has an exclusive video of the inside of the building where the firefight took place.  The house was built in 2005, was clearly built to protect its occupants and is supposedly just blocks from a major Pakistani Army installation.  Riddle me this, Batman:  How in the Hell can anybody in the Pakistani Government say they had no clue he was there?  The whole thing stinks, and we can smell it all the way in Sunny Southern California.

That’s all I have time for today.  God Bless You, and God Bless America!

 

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Definition of a Socialist (spoken to the tune of “You Might Be A Redneck”) http://onemansview.us/humor/definition-of-a-socialist-spoken-to-the-tune-of-you-might-be-a-redneck/ http://onemansview.us/humor/definition-of-a-socialist-spoken-to-the-tune-of-you-might-be-a-redneck/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:30:13 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=1014

OK… I can’t take credit for this. Credit goes to Wayne Allyn Root – The Washington Times 6:17 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2011 MugshotIllustration. Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian vice-presidential nominee and author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold, Gambling & Tax Cuts” (Wiley, 2009). He writes at RootforAmerica.com.

Socialist Obama by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times: “I ought to know. I was Mr. Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University Class of ’83. Our college was dominated by socialists and Marxists who hated capitalism and America.” Let’s look at the facts up close and personal – Jeff Foxworthy style. Mr. Foxworthy leaves no doubt as to “who might be a redneck.” Let me leave no doubt that “Obama might be a socialist.”

  • If you believe it’s greedy for American taxpayers to want to keep more of their own money, but not greedy to demand that government confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it to those who didn’t earn it, you might be a socialist.
  • If you don’t understand (or care) that babies scream and cry the moment they are born because they are already heavily in debt and facing a bleak future and lower quality of life, you might be a socialist.
  • If the only thing you, your Cabinet members and czars know about business is from books read at Harvard Law School, written by Karl Marx, you might be a socialist.
  • If you want to allocate hundreds of millions to the Internal Revenue Service to go after tax cheats when your administration is filled with tax cheats, including the guy in charge of America’s taxes (Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner), you might be a socialist.
  • If you think the “White House Party Crashers” are terrible people because they came to a state dinner without an invitation, but you want to give instant citizenship to 12 million uninvited “illegal aliens” who crashed our border, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think anyone who doesn’t read the New York Times is dumb and ignorant, but think it’s OK for Congress to pass a 2,000-page health care bill without reading it, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think Times’ columnist Paul Krugman deserves a Nobel Prize for economics and you deserve a Nobel Peace Prize even though neither of you created a job or ended a war, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think it’s OK to meet with dictators, bullies, tyrants and terrorist sympathizers without preconditions, but have no interest in meeting with conservatives in Congress, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think it’s OK to give constitutional rights to terrorists, but not to the bondholders, shareholders and secured creditors of GM and Chrysler when you stole the company from them and awarded it to the unions that bankrupted them, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think Raul Castro, the leader of communist Cuba, in firing 500,000 government employees by telling them “government can no longer employ or take care of everyone” isn’t a hint that perhaps America needs to reduce our obscene number of government employees, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think George W. Bush’s spending was an embarrassment, a travesty and a sin, but you have no problem increasing the national debt more in one day than the entire 2007 budget deficit, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar of “The View” represent the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think it was OK for Nancy Pelosi to pass Obamacare so she could benefit from the special clause on Page 1,890 that gives free facelifts to public officials, you might be a socialist (just kidding!).
  • If you want to convert America to a “green economy” to create jobs, after Spain has proven the green economy destroys three times as many jobs as it creates and leads to 20 percent unemployment, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think denying someone a job, government contract or entry to college because of the color of their skin is immoral and criminal, but giving someone a job, government contract or college admission because of a different color of their skin is “social justice”, you might be a socialist.
  • If you want to abandon capitalism and put the economy under the control of government bureaucrats, even though virtually every city, county, state and federal department run by these same bureaucrats is insolvent and bankrupt, you might be a socialist.
  • If you favor taxpayer bailouts of companies who give you campaign contributions and hide it by refusing to disclose who got the money or how much, and you demand your cronies in Congress pass the 1,000-plus page bailout bill without reading it, you might be a socialist.
  • If you think spending an extra trillion dollars will save money on health care and reduce the deficit, you might be a socialist (and possibly learned math in public school).
  • If your solution to Medicare driving the country into bankruptcy is expanding it to everyone with Obamacare, you might be a socialist.  If want to lower the cost of health care but left out tort reform, you might be a socialist lawyer.
  • If you’re a Columbia University professor and gave a student named Barack Obama an A in economics, you are definitely a socialist (and a moron – addition and emphasis mine).
  • And finally, in the eighth year of the Obama presidency, if Bangladesh is hosting “Aid America” concerts or you’re standing in line for toilet paper, you have a socialist president.

It’s time to stand up and loudly call a socialist… a socialist!

Of course, that’s just One Man’s View.  YMMV, and you’re welcome to comment here.

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The New Burma Shave http://onemansview.us/humor/the-new-burma-shave/ http://onemansview.us/humor/the-new-burma-shave/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 19:29:59 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=981

Supposedly seen on Northbound on I-5, near Chehalis, WA (88 miles south of Seattle)…

Obama1 300x224 The New Burma Shave
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Obama4 300x224 The New Burma Shave

Obama5 300x224 The New Burma Shave

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Obama9 300x224 The New Burma Shave

Supposedly, the federal government is now petitioning to have these signs removed or Washington state will be denied additional monies for interstate highways.  Rumor has it the State of Washington replied that they will secede from the Union rather than be intimidated. These are a matter of free speech paid for by a private citizen.  It seems the Obama government uses intimidation and ignores the first amendment when they want to silence someone.

True?  I dunno.  But you gotta admit, the signs are funny!!

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Will The Real Islam Please Stand Up http://onemansview.us/social/religion/will-the-real-islam-please-stand-up/ http://onemansview.us/social/religion/will-the-real-islam-please-stand-up/#comments Sun, 02 Jan 2011 20:11:01 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=925

The text below is taken from the AFA Action Alert web site.  Read the blurb, watch the video and make your own decision.

For Veteran’s Day: A vet who understands the enemy we face

President Obama this week 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 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. Listen to the words of a former military man who understands the nature of the enemy we face:

Notice again Col. West’s straightforward assessment: “This is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book (i.e., the Qur’an) says.”

Col. West, by the way, was elected last week to Congress, to represent Florida’s 22nd congressional district. He will be the first African-American Republican congressman to represent Florida since 1870.

If you would like to add your signature to our “thank you” letter to Col. West for speaking frankly about the nature of the enemy we face, you can do so here. Don’t forget to give a special “thank you” on this Veteran’s Day to every member of the military you encounter.

If you’d like to see the full, unedited video of the exchange, which includes the Marine’s question and shows the discomfort felt by every other member of this panel in responding to the question, click here.

Col. West makes some poignant comments… comments that could be difficult to refute by the Muslim community. After all, history is what it is, no matter how those in power try to skew it for their own aims. Though history is typically (re)written by the victors, there is almost always a smattering of truth to it.

Now, I am not anti-Islam, nor do I bear a grudge against peaceful followers of the Muslim faith.  What I ask of them is simple:  Stand up as a collective group, representing the vast majority of your faith, and denounce jihad in any manner.  Make it clear to the non-Muslim world that you do not subscribe to jihad.  Then, make your actions speak louder than your words by living up to the statement.  Turn in suspected jihadists to the authorities before they have a chance to wreak their havoc.

Remember, jihadists don’t discriminate:  They tend to kill more Muslims than infidels, and don’t really care. Many Muslims died in 9/11, too.

As I’ve said all along, it’s all about power, not theology.

Of course, this is just one man’s view.  Your thoughts may differ, and I would love to see them here.

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Fire Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid! http://onemansview.us/government/political/fire-nancy-pelosi-and-harry-reid/ http://onemansview.us/government/political/fire-nancy-pelosi-and-harry-reid/#comments Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:20:26 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=877

It has been awhile since I’ve written anything. I’m not entirely sure why, except I’ve started up a new business, and that has taken the lion’s share of my time of late.  I guess I was also a bit burned out… which I suppose is precisely what the followers of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” want.

That is not to say I haven’t been listening to all the political pundits on both sides of the aisle.  The discussions have been interesting in some cases, and laughable in others.  However, we’re now 6 short weeks away from the mid-term elections, and we have some important decisions to make as the electorate.

Since reading Robert Heinlein’s “Time Enough for Love” back in the 70s, I have been a subscriber to the “Lazarus Long School of Politics”.  His mantra was “Always vote, as there may not necessarily be somebody you want to put in office, but there is almost always somebody you want to keep out“.  Yes… a lesser of two evils policy.  That is pretty much where we as a nation find ourselves today.  Do we want more of the same BS we’ve been getting for years (yes… even going back to the days when Republicans had control of Congress), or are we really ready, as a people, to take responsibility for those we put in office?

I am sure you have all heard the new GOP catch-phrase “Fire Nancy Pelosi”.  After all, RNC leader Michael Steele is cruising all over the country in a large bus touting exactly that.  I am not just climbing on the GOP bandwagon by recommending we get rid of Pelosi and Reid.  We must remove them from their positions of power in Congress before they drag this great nation even further into the crapper.  The Republicans must take control of at least one of the Houses of Congress in order to restore something approaching a balance of power, if for no other reason than to keep the Marxist sitting in the White House from causing any more harm than he already has.

I remind you that I am not a run-of-the-mill Republican.  I am a fiscal conservative with a social conscience… and a borderline libertarian.  That said, I am not an anarchist, as many libertarians are accused of being.  However, since we live under a two party system, I tend to lean toward the Republican perspective, since the Democratic (read that as far left liberal) point of view turns my stomach.

So, how do we fire Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (and others of their radical, far left ilk)?  Simple:  As hard as it may be for some of you to do, it is imperative that you vote a straight Republican ticket in the upcoming elections.  The Republican you vote for may be a far right conservative, or a more moderate Tea Party candidate.  IT DOES NOT MATTER!! Vote for them, as this is the only way a balance of power will be restored in the Capitol.

This is the only way we will be able to rid ourselves of ObamaCare, Amnesty for all Illegal Immigrants, Cap & Tax, Card Check, The Fairness Doctrine, Redistribution of Wealth, Government takeover of publicly held corporations (i.e., GM, Chrysler, et. al.)… and all the other radical, socialist Big Government platforms the current administration wants to ram down our throats.  We won’t have another chance until 2012, and I fear that, if we wait until then, it will be too late.

Remember, our current financial mess was caused by the Government, due to their mandate that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back loans made to people who never had any hope of repaying them.  This Recession (which certain economists claim is over… but I don’t buy it for a moment), was not caused by the greed on Wall St.  It was all about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac peddling bad paper (i.e., Mortgage Backed Securities), and covering it up… and they’re still doing it!

We recently bought a new house (well, not new… it’s 7 years old) in California’s Temecula Valley.  While house hunting, we came across a lovely home that was priced about 15% higher than comparable homes in the area.  In other words, this home would not appraise for close to the asking price.  It was a Fannie Mae owned home, and their terms were:  Pay their asking price, get your loan through them and they would only ask for 3% down, and would not require an appraisal! That was in April of this year!  So, this Government-sponsored organization hasn’t changed the way they do business one iota.  But I digress.

Take a look around you.  How many truly happy people do you see/know?  If you’re anything like me, you don’t see very many.  Could it be they are victims of the “Yes We Can” and “Change We Can Believe In” LIES?

Do yourself, and them, a favor this November:  Fire Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid by voting for the person with the big R by their name on the ballot.

Of course, this is just One Man’s View.  As always, we welcome your comments.

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Taliban Hang 7-Year Old Boy for Spying http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/taliban-hang-7-year-old-boy-for-spying/ http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/taliban-hang-7-year-old-boy-for-spying/#comments Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:16:28 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=797

Taliban fighters have hanged a seven-year-old boy, claiming he was passing information to foreign soldiers in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the governor’s spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The child’s shocking murder took place in the Sarwan Qala area of Sangin district late on Tuesday. The boy, whose name was not immediately known, was abducted from the village of Heratyan, Ahmadi said.

I’m all for winning the hearts and minds of the locals.  It was proven to work in Iraq during the surge, and it will work in Afghanistan, given enough time.  However, this type of activity cannot be tolerated and it’s time to take the gloves off, take the fight to the bad guys and show the world that being a member of the Taliban carries a death sentence.  We need to hunt these animals to the ends of the earth and exterminate them like the vermin they are.

Gunny, I know you’re out there, and I hear you’re headed out into the shit.  I just want you to know that I’m behind you.  It may not be SOP, but it wouldn’t hurt to repeat what the Turks did in Vietnam to keep their bivouacs safe and quiet at night (they put VC and NVA heads on pikes around their compounds to discourage nocturnal “visitors”).

Extreme?  Perhaps.  An emotional response to an evil and vile act?  Absolutely!  However, something needs to be done, and maybe it’s time we quit being the nice guys and broke a few rules ourselves.  General McChrystal, it’s time to change the ROE and go after these scum.  If it’s a male between 18-50, not immediately identifiable as a “friendly” and carrying a weapon of any kind, kill it… no questions asked.  If nothing else, maybe we’ll affect their ability to reproduce.

Of course, this is just one man’s view, and yours may differ.  Frankly, at least in terms of this topic, I don’t give a damn.

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A View from Afghanistan http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/a-view-from-afghanistan/ http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/a-view-from-afghanistan/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:04:56 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=666

Recently received from my daughter:

Please pray for these fine men and women serving our nation.

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