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A NEW YEAR IS COMING, AS ARE CHANGES

Posted by tawodi on November 21, 2008


I wrote from the depths of despair after election day.  Didja notice??  O.K.  I’m human!!  I admit itt!!

But although it’s not ALL better now, it is “somewhat” better 

There are going to be changes coming to the blog in content, and scope, after the new year. Just what the extent of them are, will for the time being, be kept quiet for reasons that will be apparent then. Nothing earth shattering,  but they will be of some consequence.

On a lighter brighter note I presided at the wedding of my youngest son James and his bride Christy.  In many ways the capstone of my life!   Also a great joy that I had looked forward to for months. Both of his sets of extended families were there myself and wife Laura and our 13 year old daughter, then there was my ex wife Susan and her husband David, my oldest daughter Dawn and her husband Mat and their daughter Maia.  Our oldest son Bruce and his wife Beth, their two sons Doug  and John and daughter Morgan. Christy’s three sisters Our grand daughter Liegha Grace and then over fifty other family and friends!

To top it all off the church was not mine! But we were graciously allowed by Pastor David Stewart of the Dighton Community church  In central Massachusetts, to use the church. He opened the ceremonies and then turned over to me the couple for the sacrament of marriage to be performed by me, after the ceremony he used the prayer from my Methodist book of worship, pronounced the benediction, and sent us forth. All in All, a fine day indeed!!  The reception also went well, no fatalities and no excessive drinking….although it was close in a couple of instances!! We got some of the pictures today, coooool!!

So, not too much else to relate at this time.

Be well, all of you, my friends,  Rev.  Bruce……………………………………..Tawodi

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IN MEMORIAM FOR A GREAT NATION

Posted by tawodi on November 5, 2008


tree of the mustard seedTonight I will begin writing a book.

I vowed to myself four months ago, I would do this, for my grandchildren, and my thirteen year old daughter. I also told you then, we would come to this. Dig, and you will find it back then in the threads. I told you and others, this would come and WHY, I was told I was and alarmist. And, was called worse.

This book will begin with the date I was born, in 1946.

Exactly one year before, we had won a war of epic proportions for freedom across the world.

There ensued a war of just as epic proportions, over the course of the next 45 years, for freedom also, for so many everywhere.

My generation was the first to give up the dream, of freedom and the costs to be bourne for it. For the vain hope of security and the material things and comforts of this world. Rather than dedicate themselves to what ever it took, to give to their children, that freedom we enjoyed as we matured.

In short, we have become a nation of victims. We have victimized ourselves, with the idea that we are “entitled” to certain things, that must of course be supplied by others. We have abrogated our responsibility to ourselves, and fellow citizens, by refusing to shoulder those burdens that freedom, true freedom, requires.

Are those burdens so horribly heavy? Apparently so, for we have shed them in our search for comfort and security, which we now demand from our government. Which of course must of needs, now become ever more coercive to accomplish these goals, at our behest.

We elected tonight, a man who has continually professed socialism as his firm position, he denies it on the surface of it, but then gives chapter and verse in his speaches the explicit out line of just those principals.

Alone it would not be possible for him to implement this policy. But you, my fellow citizens have not listened to such as me, and others. You have deliberately ignored, those such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, who have been waiting patiently to begin implementing these programs and have made no excuses, laid no misleading schemes, but proudly told us exactly what they would do, if this moment came to pass, and it has!

There are no more impediments to their plans in Congress. There are no more impediments to their plans in the Senate, almost every Democrat in the two houses of congress are “progressives”. This is the necessary ingredient to start the process.

Since the end of world war two the socialists, in this country, have been working for this day and, it is here, now, at the door.

Too few of you failed to believe that it could, or would, happen. You forgot the most necessary element that was yet to be provided. The Supreme Court!

There are three justices that will retire in the next four years. They have stated they will not retire before this day. This to ensure their replacements are liberal judges, who will continue their tradition. Which of course, is legislating from the bench. It is this, which more than any other thing, that has brought us this day.

As I construct the remembrance of what this country once was, and as long as I continue to live, document what it will become. I will never for get those heroes who dedicated themselves to those liberties that I enjoyed and believed in, that will fade. As will this country from the stage of history as a shining beacon of freedom, hope,and assurance, that somewhere in the world there is, and now will be seen in the future, to have been such a place.

In our self concern, and ever burgeoning sense of entitlement, we have sacrificed on the alter of the coming Nanny State, all those things we will never see again here, and perhaps ever, on the world stage again.

In case you are concerned that I am angry? No I am not, I am unutterably sad, almost beyond comprehension, at the future we, all of us, have beqeathed to the innocent victims, we leave the remains of this country to.

They will be preyed upon in ever increasing measure, to purloin their honestly earned gains in life, with ever increasing levels of force and coersion, to provide for those of no ambition,no grasp of what true freedom entails, only the grasping envy, that they have come to understand, is their due. To take from those who earn, for those who will not. Using the power of government to accomplish for themselves, what they can, and will, not. This of course, will set up the elite class, that will become the arbiters of who shall gain, and who shall forfiet, that which they have earned.

All the mechanisms are now in place, the culmination of 78 years of effort using subterfuge, lies and legerdemaine, to effect their victory.

From that formerly shining city on a hill, now a guttering candle, in a vast darkness that forbodes the world’s future.

Fare you well my friends.

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WHAT SPARKED THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES AFTER THIS ONE

Posted by tawodi on November 1, 2008


I WROTE THIS IN RESPONSE TO A HALF BAKED REWRITE OF HISTORY BY A “PROGRESSIVE”  I FIND IT HIGHLY AMUSING THEY KEEP CHANGING THEIR TITLE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T REALLY BE HONEST AND TELL US WHAT THEY REALLY INTEND!!

HISTORY CHECK!!

Ike pulled out of Korea after the amistice was agreed to, thereby Defeating the N. Koreans AND Communist China. Thereby defeating the expansionist policies of the Chinese and Soviet Russia!! I would call that one a win. Truman was scared Crapless of the Russians because they became a NUCLEAR POWER IN 1949, REMEMBER??!!??  Ike whacked them around enough so that they remembered, we could kick their azzes and WOULD if they so chose!! The Russians were losing pilots at a ten to one ratio as an example, if you want one!! The N.Koreans at a ratio no one knows, because they won’t admit losing ANY!! A ground force one third the size of the Chicoms and N.K.regulars, handed their azzes to them. So, once again, I would call that one a win!!

In 1969, after his inauguration, Nixon suddenly became the reason for the war in Viet Nam….??? How the hell did that happen??!!??

In 2004 When running for president even John ( i served in Viet Nam ) Kerry told a bulls*** story of being inside Cambodia watching the bombing before Christmas 1968 and wondering if we, as Americans, knew of Nixon’s “invasion of Cambodia”!!  Nixon did NOT become president till JANUARY OF 1969!!! But that didn’t stop Kerry’s moonbats from Believing the story, did it??!!??

Any way, he ( Nixon ) kept the negotiations going with the N. Vietnamese for a cessation of hostilities and a cease fire. Remember the year that was wasted while negotiating the shape of the table?? I DO!! The Paris Talks that were repeatedly stalled every time the American press stepped up the diatribe against Nixon’s policies??? I DO!! Remember how they were driven back to the table repeatedly by bombing the crap out of them??? I DO!!!

We lost that war, not by any missapplied force of arms, but because of our own left leaning press and those like Hanoi Jane, who got popular, and ran with it. They, the Vietnamese could not defeat us, they were going to sign the agreements, after the Tet offensive. We destroyed the Viet Cong, and their infrastructure, almost totally, and two complete divisions of N.V.A. regulars and all their equipment. The American press called it the biggest defeat in American history!! And, pounded and pounded, the drums of defeat, just as we all, who possess a memory, know they did.

Gen. Giap watched all this, and told the negotiators in Paris to wait one week before giving the letters of agreement to the Americans at Paris. One week later, they decided to let it play out. It did, Nixon and all the rest, ( except those like me )listened to the Dan Blathers and threw in the towel. The rest of the lives and treasure spent to no accord were thrown away as the South, dispirited and facing defeat, never again posed a real force for resistance. 1975 told the tale as the power of the American press, along with the N. Vietnamese were victorious!!

In 1995 In an interview with an A.B.C. interviewer I REFUSE TO PUT THE BAS**** name at the end of my fingers!! Giap told the story of how we came within a week of winning that war.

The “interviewer” tried to interrupt, and was not allowed to, as the tale, along with the incriminating ( for us ) documents, were displayed and the reasons given by the ONE MAN who read the American public so cleverly, and so devastatingly!! Back in 1968.

This current conflict suffers from the same defects. Being played out like some video game, as we were told to fill the malls. This while body bags are being filled, once again, with our soldiers!! Now that we might win, the press is nowhere to be found, AIN’T THAT CONVENIENT!!
It turns a little hot, in Afghanistan and the reporters are like fleas under a camels saddle, AIN’T THAT CONVENIENT!!

Those are FACTS!!! They are in the RECORD, you and anybody else can continue to deny them because of the shame that they carry, for those actions of then, and now,  but they are still FACTS!!

Nasty, pernicious, persevering,revealing and DAMNING, but FACTS, and until socialism is here to stay, (next Wednesday we will learn our possible fate ) will stay FACTS. Then, if we take the course it seems we will, they can be swept away with all the other inconvenient FACTS, of socialism’s failures. World wide, throughout history, and sit back and wait for our own destruction. As misguided fools try once again for utopia, by discounting human nature.

Tawodi, from the late, great, United States of America.

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Political commentary for this election carried on elsewhere

Posted by tawodi on November 1, 2008


THIS IS A SERIES OF POSTS THAT I MADE OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS IN ANSWER TO SOME QUESTIONS POSED, BY SHALL WE SAY, THOSE FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM.

Who should we listen to about who we should elect as OUR president??? HMMMMMM???

This will take a nano second or two……..

O.K. I’m ready, HOW ABOUT WE LISTEN TO AMERICANS!!!

I don’t give a SWEET GRANDIOSE damn!!!  What, other countries and people think. Whoever it is, will be OUR president.

This is NOT some half azzed beauty contest to win the approval of the world!!!

Don’t you realize they don’t give a happy crap about us!!! The only thing they give a damn about, is what they can get from us and then curse us to the heavens, for being arrogant rich Americans!!!

I am not an isolationist, but we need to look at the real picture.

We are in the same position England was for 150 years, on top of the heap!! And the favorite past time of humanity is?? To pull down the top dog!! Don’t you get it!!??

We rebuild France, Germany, all of Europe, Japan and the only ones grateful are the Japanese and that is wearing thin, at least it was, till the little hand-grenade with a crappy haircut in N. Korea started ringing other people’s bells, with nukes!! Now we’re every bodies daddy again!!

Checkoslovakia, Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia, all those countries we had to go into??? The Last time I looked they weren’t in Florida, or just next door to the Dakota’s, they are in EUROPE!! They are called THE BALKAN COUNTRIES!!! A EUROPEAN PROBLEM!!,

And by the way, don’t wave George Bush in my face, I’m not some moonbat that goes Berserk when thinking of the 2000 elections!! Bush is done, He’s gone!! In January no longer the president!! GET IT???

And!! I don’t CARE!! What Binladen wants, why do you??!!?? What I want is that son of a b*tch DEAD!! And, puuhhleeeeze!!! don’t hand me the usual crap about “geees, that’s not being a good Christian!!” I don’t care what you think about that either!!

When  are you all going to wake up!

From the other poster;

T, very thoughtful post. It must give you a head ache to get that worked up over the democratic process of “we the people”.
As I have read over any number of ‘conservative’ posts here and there, it appears to me at some point many of them are just going to fly apart! Boooom! Explode in their own frenzy of fear and dismay. The closer to the election we get the faster they spin. Get a grip, if your guy wins don’t you want to be somewhat stable enough to follow? And if not, then I guess the rest of us will just have to pick up the pieces. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…. but couldn’t put Humpty back together again?

Back to me:

Haven’t you figured it out yet, Oh learned one???

I don’t give a damn who wins!! We will get the government we deserve we always do. The problem is too damned many checks, going to over forty percent of the people in this country in one form or another. That is one of those inconvenient little facts that most of you hate!!

That little inconvenience, is why we are in this mess now and we will NOT get out of it!! There is no-one, and nothing, that will stop this slide to socialism and then ever increasing levels of compulsion of people by the utilization of force, to keep it in place .

We have, unless we are attacked with nukes, maybe twenty years left, as a country that can be recognised for what it once was.

Pack that up there with your supercilious esoteric knowledge and smoke it!! This is reality we are discussing, not some pie in the sky hopeful dream. There are thousands of years of history to support my position. What do you have??? Some hope, that it will be different this time???

Come on PROFESSOR, profess!! I keep asking you to do just that, and you keep handing me smarmy put downs, about my awful temper and conservative out look of fear, Blah Blah blah!!

I have more hope than you can possibly understand, so lets hear you tell me, and every body else, how it’s REALLY, going to be different, THIS TIME!!

It should be really interesting to hear.

For those of you who might be wondering why I say these things here is why.

The socialist countries from the Netherlands (Holland) Sweden, Germany,France, Norway, Spain,Portugal, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, in fact almost ALL of Europe is socialist.

The unemployment rate in these countries runs right now today from 9 to 19 percent and is getting worse.

The only reason these countries have been able to survive, is principally because they spend two percent or less on thier defense, England being the sole exception.

Nato, via the U/S. had kept thousands of tanks, aircraft, bombs, guns, several hundred thousand troops and such in Europe for the last fifty years of the twentieth century, for their defense. We have also given them billions upon billions of dollars to maintain and train their standing armies. Now there are thousands of men and women who have served there. You can confirm for others, that this is true. Others in supply and support services of O3 rank and up also can confirm this, because they would have had to be in the chain of command that kept these munitions, supplies, and personnel, in motion and rotation as they were replaced.

Now as we leave the theater of a stable E,urope will they be able to control their populations?? It will be seen. There is an example though for you to consider. the Unrest created by the underclass of immigrant workers in all those countries. They have been marginalized and ghettoised, just as have been the minorities in our country, The difference being, upward mobility, we as a nation perenially praised and pushed for and the immigrents that came here themselves strove for.

This has changed with the entitlement mentality that currently exists, and is carefull cultured, by the American left. It is a tool that sets people against one another, and increases their power base by convincing people they are victims of the upper class, when in reality they are victims of those that profess to help them!!

In 1954 it was Eisenhower and the republicans that instigated and passed the human rights laws the blue dog Democrats went ballistic!! Ike sent the first troops to the south to force integration as well. The northern democrats were in shambles in the north east and with the second lustrum of the 1960’s they hit on a formula that to this day has worked wonderfully well for them. Invade and occupy the centers of learning in this country. Instill socialistic thinking in our youth. Create a system that is self sustaining, and will maintain itself through the appeal to human decency and caring, Paint anybody who objects, as a heartless uncaring capitolist and never never stop shouting the mantra!!

Well, check out the main stream media, in the tank unashamedly for the last 35 years and only now, not even bothering to deny it any longer!! There is no need to, they have been successful!!
And so, many will accuse me of needing a tinfoil hat, so be it!! I don’t care because others like me, saw the Education Foundation document of 1971. We read it were apalled and eventually overwhelmed, just as most of you, unwittingly, have been. You gave up your soveriegnty for security, every time you had the chance to choose differently, and will no doubt, do so again next tuesday.

I know many will think I have slipped over the edge, but I would ask you, read your history from 1920 to the present and then ask your self is old Taowdi nuts??? Or is he right??? The sad part is, it doesn’t make a damned bit of difference anymore. As you will see Tuesday.

And, there it is a synopsis of my feelings vis a vis this election. As you know I don’t usually comment on politics but when pushed I will and have as you can see.

Be well all…… choose well !!….Rev Bruce………………………………………………….Tawodi

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