show of hands, who knew september was NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH? i didn't until i heard a radio interview with some government wonk from our state fair. a bit of research turned up this site, ready.gov. more on that a bit later.
i'm not certain whether it is coincidence or planned that National Preparedness Month falls in september because of 9/11, but that coupled with a statement made by my friend THE CAMBRIDGE LADY over at JUST WAFFLING as well as a book and movie got me to thinking.
the book was recommended to me by best bud SKI over at GLOBAL DOMINATION. the book is THE LAST CENTURION, and is about an army officer who single handed fights his abandoned company back to the states from the middle east, after the world population is decimated by bird flu and another ice age. once home, our hero helps reorganize survivors, gets farms working again, and destroys some city/state caliphates. yeah, i know it's a reach to think 1 guy could do all of that, but the author mixes a couple of dooms day scenarios together pretty well in showing how our society could unravel, and what the government may do in extreme circumstances.
the movie, ( i read the book after watching, i was so intrigued) was THE ROAD. for those who have not watched or read it, it is about a father and son trying to survive after we apparently nuke ourselves into nuclear winter. the wife said it was depressing but i think that was due to dad constantly putting a gun to the kids head if danger approached to keep the child from being captured, raped, killed and eaten by the lawless cannibals roaming the desolate land. the mother, weak of spirit, had already abandoned them by committing suicide. the story is really about perseverance in the face of incredible adversity, hope and love. the man loves his son so much he shields him from the mothers desire to kill the boy and herself. so much that he will kill the boy rather than let the monsters that humans have become defile him. his hope is to find somewhere warm for them to live, so that the boy may survive, and the father ends up dying in the process.
i wasn't so caught up in the story line, good as it was, but found myself asking if the man was doing the right thing in the situations presented to him. how would i handle something similar? AM I READY?
Friday, September 10, 2010
we all remember where we were and how we heard about the attacks on the world trade centers and pentagon. our shock, anger, disbelief and horror. but we also need to remember our pride.
i think about the firemen and police who rushed in as others ran out. the ordinary citizens who helped one another to safety. the priest killed by a jumper from the towers as he comforted the injured and administered the last rights to the dead. and the travelers of FLIGHT 93, who surmised their preplanned fate at the hands of the hijackers, and fought back.
they embodied the spirit of AMERICA, and from them, through their actions,we can draw strength. it was the minute men of 1776 that gave us the tradition of citizens defending our REPUBLIC, and so it was on 9-11.
what is our responsibility going forward? to remember their sacrifice. to tell our children that it was practitioners of the" religion of peace", that carried out these attacks. members of the same religion who the U.S. supplied and trained to fight soviet aggression in afghanistan. who we defended from saddam husseins attack on kuwait and feared attack on saudi arabia. the same members of the" religion of peace", we defended from ethnic cleansing in bosnia.
teach your kids that as a result of failing to respond to the attack on the USS Cole, the embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania, and the first world trade center attack, we led our enemies to believe we were weak, further emboldening them.
tell them that these men and women believed an age old saying about AMERICANS and what AMERICA stands for, that we would rather DIE ON OUR FEET THAN LIVE ON OUR KNEES. last and certainly not least, remember those still deployed and our veterans. they continue to take the fight to the enemy, and have kept us free from attack since 9-11.
TODAY, TOMORROW, ALWAYS. REMEMBER.
this is a re-post from last year. we are on the eve of an iman, with ties to questionable middle east organizations, beginning construction on a mosque, a couple blocks from the worst act of terrorism ever perpetrated on AMERICAN soil.
this would be the equivalent of allowing japan to build a memorial next to where the ARIZONA lays, in PEARL HARBOR, in many peoples opinion. the government and those on the left loudly proclaim that the iman has a right to do this in our country according to the freedom of religion.
ask yourselves this. when is the last time the left ever stood up for your freedom of religion? why is the government putting pressure on TERRY JONES to not burn korans, but mandated the burning of BIBLES in afghanistan?
i know the story line is something like, we don't want to offend our friends or cause any greater risk to our troops. really? if that's the case why did/do we allow the mainstream media to report on everything the military is trying to do to combat the terrorist? why has the government not shut down wikileaks? why is the government trying to bring the 9/11 mastermind to NEW YORK CITY for a public trial? or considering putting CIA interrogators on trial?
it's sad how some on the left think the towers were brought down by a controlled explosion, orchestrated by BUSH and CHENEY, while considering those who question the governments deference to the the religion of pieces, nuts.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
with car theft opportunities.
i had the sincere displeasure years ago of attending a multi-day event featuring the reverand JESSE JACKSON. for several days of my life, which i will never get back, i had to listen as JESS told the kids about FIGHT THE KLAN! and other bullshit. i say that because year in and year out, black on black crime kills more blacks than the klan did. ever. that is not a statement in support of the klan, just a fact. look it up.
he had other messages too, like apply and believe in yourself, to wit; if my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it , i know i can achieve it. another was, band together to form business partnerships; unity in the community with economic opportunity. that one really stuck in my head.
seemed a little radical. he seemed to be saying, start your business in black neighborhoods, employ blacks, and have black customers. not a big problem, unless one stops to think about affirmative action and equal employment opportunity laws. whatever, we all know JESS is a lightning rod, and who can disagree with the dream it, do it message. nothing wrong with finding inspiration and working toward your goals.
so today as i looked through the DETROIT FREE PRESS, i saw a little story about JESS'S ride getting swiped in MOTOWN, while he was on a 2 week bus tour of the state, shilling for green energy. nothing against green energy either, i would love to invest in WIND FARMS. but i find it ironic how the LIBS want this shit, just not in their backyards, i.e., the KENNEDY"S opposition to wind farms around CAPE COD.
in addition to being bemused about the theft of his escalade, and the attention said pilfering received, JACKSON was pissed about mayor DAVE BING'S idea to raze vacant structures and turn city lots into urban farms. JJ said that this would displace residents and also stated that,“There needs to be security, stability and reconstruction. Everything that has been done in Baghdad could be done here."
several things stand out. 1) who is or was the saddam hussein of detroit? 2)vacant homes hold no residents. 3) which democrat has been governor of the state, during the MASS exodus since 2006 of both jobs and persons? 4) even out of work people need to eat, so what's wrong with letting them grow some of their own food? maybe they will be very good at it, have extra, and be able to sell it at the EASTERN MARKET. unity in the community with economic opportunity, right? 5)who are the insurgents, and what are their political and religious goals JESS? 6)does farming no longer count as a "green" job? 7) as a former presidential candidate, and political grand stander deluxe, you are aware that there is a prohibition on the use of the military for law enforcement activity inside our own borders right? posse comitatus, for those of you in GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.
RUSH got in some hot water a few years back for calling DEARBORN, a suburb of detroit, DEARBORNISTAN, because it is the city with the highest arabic population in the U.S. i wonder if the MSM will hold the REV. accountable for his offensive remarks?
'course not, only you teabagging, bitter clingers who oppose the HAmosque deserve the special attention of the MSM. JESS will get a pass.
yeah, i know the pic doesn't have much to do with the story, but he really said it, and the story is about him.
as a side note, i'm not totally against jackson. remember in 1984 he got a couple of NAVY fliers back form syria, and in 1999 3 AMERICAN soldiers were released due to his and others efforts, from their yugoslavian captors.