No Atheists on School Boards

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At least not when a gun is pointing at them!

“He was as close to me, almost, as this camera is and it was pointed right at me,” Husfelt said. “I was trying to turn kind of sideways. … It’s just all reactionary. Who knows what you do in a situation like that? We were all scared and doing a lot of praying, I can tell you that.” CNN

The story of the gunman at the School Board meeting struck me as ironic.  Here we have an institution (School Boards) which typically route out any semblance of religion or religious expression, including the Pledge of Allegiance, …praying.  Of course the article doesn’t say who they were praying to, but I think it is safe to assume it is a higher power.  I wonder if the School Board members were concerned that they might offend someone while they were praying?  It is understood that we do not know anything about these men, they all could be Church going men, but the irony in life is sometimes so striking it cannot be overlooked without comment.

Many dispute the fact that there are no atheists in foxholes Or at the wrong end of a gun… regardless it is doubtful there are any atheists afterwards…

On a more self-defense oriented note, the female board member that reentered the room and tried to disarm the gunman was brave and very lucky.  Luckily the crazy gunman seemed to have a problem with shooting women and let her go.  Her actions may have stalled is shooting spree enough to allow the security guard/retired police officer to get there in time to help. It did not seem that she had any formal self-defense training or martial arts skills, just a purse!  Her situation truly illustrates why everyone should have some exposure to formal training in a defensive art, you never know when or where you may find yourself in need of defending yourself.

Stay safe.

Our Forefathers

ktadmin Posted in Events & Holidays, For Kids, History, OffTopic, Politics, Video,Tags: , , , , ,
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Thought I would extend the celebration of Constitution Day a bit with this excellent series of videos.  I have seen these type of events and the actors always do such a great job of portraying the thoughts and a personality that are in line with historical writings and evidence.  This is a great introduction to some of America’s greatest men.

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3
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Part 4
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Part 5
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Part 6
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Part 7
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Part 8
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Part 9
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Part 10
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Hopefully you have enjoyed this as much as I did, a very well put together program.

BP Oil Spill in Perspective

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This needs to be seen by as many people as possible so I have decided to repost it here. I always tell my students everything is about perspective. It is important to find your own perspective, this video puts a slightly different perspective forward than what the mainstream media presents to you daily.




Oil Spill Timeline from RightChange on Vimeo where there are some creative videos.

Hat Tip to Boston Legal’s Ass [Mature Content]

Illegal Aliens

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Is it just me or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington.  But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around the country!  Maybe we should give all the illegal aliens a free cow instead of welfare benefits?

The Ten Commandments

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The real reason that we can not have the Ten Commandments in Courthouses and other government building…?

You cannot post “Thou Shalt Not Shalt”, “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery” and “Thou Shall Not Lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians!  It creates a hostile work environment!

Entering the Health Care Fray

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I’ll be frank, I am disgusted with the leadership of this country, on both sides of the isle however moreso with the controlling party.  Having extensive experience with the Health Care system over the past 20+ years I can say with much authority, we have some of the best health care available on the Planet!  It has degraded over the past 20 years however this is due in large part to the culture of greed and increasing government involvement.  Most people speaking out and complaining about the high costs of health care have absolutely NO idea what they are talking about.  They have listened to the trash promoted by poloticians and people like Micheal Moore*.

Twenty or so years ago the government put the insurance companies im charge of health care because the insurance companies complained and lobbied the Doctors were making to much money and ordering tests that were unnecessary.  Sound familiar?  Roll forward twenty years and we have people complaining that insurance companies make to much money and to many tests are being denied!  Sound familiar now?  So who is going to rush in and fix the problem?  The same people who created it!!  And ‘We the People’ are stupid enough and short sighted enough to think they have our interests in mind.

I have two questions for everyone.

First, why do/did people have a problem with Doctors making a lot of money?  I don’t hear anyone asking for sports reform because the athletes are making to much money and that is driving up ticket prices!  Maybe that is next, and then in twenty years we can go after the owners for making to much money?!  That IS a valid example.  But for some reason we had/have a problem with the people who are responsible for keeping us healthy making to much money.  I call that jealousy.  Was there abuse?  Yes, but there were systems in place to stop that problem.

Second, why are people almost always willing to think that the people who caused the problem are capable of fixing it or more importantly admitting they made a mistake?  Because most people are stupid and incapable of critical thought.  If you find that offensive then that statement probably applies to you.

The business reasons against Health Care are obvious to any rational, realistic  person but that is best said here.

I could go on for pages but need to go find a way to pay for my increasing health care coverage!

*(Moore, as in there is more of his ignorant people exploiting, fat millionaire ass by the minute – sorry I couldn’t resist)

Why can we never be wrong?

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As most of you know I am huge critic of law enforcement because of my behind the scenes knowledge.  While there are ample cases of abuse of power or lack of training on the part of the Police.  The following story on CNN has none of these attributes: The ‘unfathomable’ arrest of a black scholar. The following are just a few of my comments regarding the journalistic neglegence that in my opinion was employed in the writing of this “news” article.

“When I’m opening the door of my own house, someone will ask me where the man of the house is, implying that I’m staff,” said Kodjoe, best known for starring in Showtime’s “Soul Food.” When the UPS man or woman comes to my home they ask me the same question…I wonder if they think I am an African American?!  It is also interesting to me that the AM community cling to and promote terms like “Soul Food” while they scream racial profiling to anyone who notices they are African Americans or acting in an inappropriate way.  Remember the Police are supposed to investigate suspicious activity.  Perhaps to avoid this problem in the future Mr Gates could post a prominent sign stating that an ‘African American lives here’ then if the Police see an African American climbing in a window or breaking down the door they can just assume it is the owner.

My other favorite quote was:  “She said there’s a reason why you don’t hear about prominent white people arrested in their homes: “because it doesn’t happen.”” Really?  Or is it because hearing of a White person getting arrested for disorderly conduct isn’t news any more than it should be when an African American gets arrested for disorderly conduct.

But the most inflammatory statement in the article that really nails the white conspiracy theory to the wall is this quote: “a police officer responded to a call about a potential break-in at his home that was phoned in by a white woman.”.  They needed to state this to demonstrate that all white people think all blacks, (sorry) African Americans are criminals and of course all white women are frightened by African American men!

The article devolves from there with much anguish to the point of tears at the arrest of a member of society so upstanding he obviously thinks he stands above the rest of us.

That leads me to the title of this peice.  Why can we never be wrong?  We can never improve ourselves if we always feel we are in the right.  Perhaps Mr. Gates should add that to his pending Documentary.

Happy Independence Day!!

ktadmin Posted in Events & Holidays, Politics
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Happy July 4th, we should be happy given the price that was paid for our freedom…

56 Men signed the Declaration of Independence, have you ever wondered what happened to them?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.  Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.   Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.  What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.  Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and  trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the  British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British  that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.  He served in the Congress without pay, and his family  was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,  Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home  for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed,  and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying.  Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill  were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and  silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: Freedom is Never Free!

It’s time we remember that PATRIOTISM is NOT a sin and the Fourth of July has nothing to do with beer, picnics, and baseball games.  If you are not sure about the ideals this holiday embodies then ask someone from a country like China, Iran or North Korea how their system works for them.

In case you are wondering who these 56 men were, here are their names with links to their biographies at ushistory.org:

Delaware George Read Caesar Rodney
Thomas McKean
Pennsylvania George Clymer Benjamin Franklin
Robert Morris John Morton
Benjamin Rush George Ross
James Smith James Wilson
George Taylor
Massachusetts John Adams Samuel Adams
John Hancock Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
New Hampshire Josiah Bartlett William Whipple
Matthew Thornton
Rhode Island Stephen Hopkins William Ellery
New York Lewis Morris Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis William Floyd
Georgia Button Gwinnett Lyman Hall
George Walton
Virginia Richard Henry Lee Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Jefferson George Wythe
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
North Carolina William Hooper John Penn
Joseph Hewes
South Carolina Edward Rutledge Arthur Middleton
Thomas Lynch, Jr. Thomas Heyward, Jr.
New Jersey Abraham Clark John Hart
Francis Hopkinson Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Connecticut Samuel Huntington Roger Sherman
William Williams Oliver Wolcott
Maryland Charles Carroll Samuel Chase
Thomas Stone William Paca

American – Remember and Defend

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I thought this was worth posting given the current confusion that seems to be holding America hostage…

Martial Law??

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Are we headed for Martial Law in America?
Are forces being set in motion to defeat the American people from within it’s own borders?
Will ‘We the People’ have time to respond if these things happen?

I despise fear mongering so don’t take the above questions out of context. I do like to look at the facts and draw conclusions from those facts. Here I will just present the facts and leave it to you to post your conclusions as comments…

On September 30 it was announced in the Army Times that Brigade homeland tours will start Oct. 1. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys. Now they are training for the same mission at home. Beginning October 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or man made emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks. This new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities. After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one.

Also from the article and I quote: “The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.

The package is for use only in war-zone operations, not for any domestic purpose.”…well I feel better.
Source: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

And during the infamous bailout debate we heard about Martial Law on the floor of the Congress:

How secure is our Freedom and how willing is OUR government to take it away??