Monday, July 14

Oh, Say, Can Anyone See?



The USA is under siege
From sea to shining sea;
Its people gasp in disbelief,
“How did this come to be??”

Our nation’s southern borders
Have been wiped off from the map;
There, strangers make their move inside
While the politicians nap.

Children, teens, and gang-bangers
By the thousands - coming in -
On trains, on buses, and on foot
While WE take it “on the chin”.

Diseases, bugs, and viruses:
TB, VD, and lice,
Are ALSO immigrating here
And overwhelming ICE.

The terrorists - they’re sneaking through,
And our safety’s in a bind.
Border patrol is gathering up
Prayer rugs they’ve left behind.

Gone are the days when Jihad
Had to stow away by air;
Now, they enter through OUR “holy ground,”
Being greeted by friends from CAIR.

Ellis Island once was used
But now sits empty, dark.
New York should just convert it
Into a big amusement park.

Where’s the sense in all of this?
It was not meant to be!
The land of freedom and justice
Has now lost its sovereignty.

A troubled soldier wandered off
Into the enemy’s lair;
So Obama released five terrorists -
An exchange HE thought was fair !

There’s unrest in the Middle East;
The nations are on attack.
Hamas is out to kill the Jews
While Israel fights back.

Christians are being targeted
And murdered one by one;
If they don’t convert, the extremists revert
To a sword blade and a gun.

The leader of the ISIS group
Is on a killing spree;
Once under lock and key, he’s loose,
‘Cause Obama set him free.

“I’ll see you in New York,’ was said
By this evil terrorist,
As he left his cell he did not tell
Who was on his Murder List.

The VA Health Care is a mess
With deaths and waiting lists,
But there’s been no explanation
Amidst all their “turns” and “twists.”

This system, run by government
Is more than our vets should bear;
So get ready, all Americans -
To be screwed by Obamacare !

Our troops have kept us safe from harm
And are frequently deployed;
If Obama keeps cutting their numbers,
Militarily, we’re destroyed.

In the White House lives a king,
Which is what the Founders feared.
He took his seat upon the throne
While the people stood and cheered.

Our Constitution, once revered,
Has kept our nation great,
But to dare speak out or protest now
Makes one “mean” and “full of hate.”

Obama used the “right” words
When he ran for president,
But to centralize the people’s power
Was always his intent.

Barack made empty promises
He knew he wouldn’t keep.
His “change” was for Karl Marx’s world,
His “hope” was we’d stay asleep.

America’s at its tipping point
With no more room to spare.
Old Uncle Sam is beaten, bruised,
And gasping for some air.

A leader must have character
And concern for the common good.
But the people got lost in “hope” and “change”
Which Obama hoped they would.

The voters have themselves to blame;
Elections have consequences.
America will destroy itself
Unless the people come to their senses.

I hope our land reverses course
With better days to come.
But then maybe I’M the “Dreamer”
If I beat a silent drum.


- Karel Follman-Jones
7-13-14

Thursday, May 29

Doomsday Preparation


What You Need:

1. A sturdy army surplus backpack.

2. A first aid kit, including bandages, iodine, alcohol, gauze and painkillers.

3. Close range "melee" type weapons. I have a hand made bearded axe that will go through solid walls, a welder’s chipping hammer (nasty looking thing), bowie knife, and assorted pocket knives.

4. Long range weapons. You will need a rifle, not a sniper's rifle. Choose something that uses common ammunition, something you will not have a problem finding in looted sporting good stores, dead bodies and trashed houses. Choose something lite that you can strap to your back and above all MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT.

5. Clothing. At least one set each of hot weather and cold weather clothing, you can always ditch what you don't need.

6. Boots. A sturdy new pair of military combat boots, preferably steel toes. Trust me on the steel toes, when you're stuck with no weapons you'll be glad you have them. Make sure they are comfortable and broken in. Water proof boots are good for woodland areas, for areas like bayous and such make sure you have Vietnam era jungle boots.

7. Manuals. When you're on the run, starving, and out of water you won't be thinking clearly, manuals are a good way to ensure you will not forget important information. I currently have my improvised munitions handbook, an army wilderness survival handbook and a wilderness observation and tracking book.

8. Water. Make sure you have a canteen and get purification tablets to refill. I can't stress water enough.

9. Rain gear. This one is obvious.

10. A fire kit. When you're freezing in the woods you will not be able to rub two sticks together. Make sure all your matches and lighters are sealed in plastic. Bring kindling if you can. I have also included lighter fluid.

11. Light. Bring an army style red lensed flashlight. The red light will not ruin your night vision (your natural night vision) so you will not be left in the dark when you have to turn it off.

12. Medicine. Any important medication you may be on i.e. insulin, asthma medications.

13. Radios. If there are others in your group you will want to be able to communicate with them if you get lost.

14. Hand signals. If you have others in your group you will need to be able to communicate with them silently, make sure everyone in the group understands the hand signals.

15. Navigational equipment. Bring a compass and maps of the surrounding area. Good maps include road maps, hiking maps, and topographical maps. MAKE SURE you know how to use a compass and read a map.

16. Shelter. A tent if you can carry it, something that will keep you out of the wind and rain. If it's too big to carry in your bag and run at the same time leave it behind. You will then have to improvise.

17. A hand cranked radio. You will want to keep updated on new reports and such.

18. Batteries. Lots of batteries

19. A watch

20. Cooking equipment. This includes a pot of some sort, eating utensils, and something to cut wood with. I'd suggest a "Commando Saw" which is like barbed piano wire and will fit in your pocket.

21. Fishing equipment. Maybe not a rod, but bring hooks, lots of line, and lures. LEARN TO FISH

22. Knowledge. This is your absolute best weapon. Once you have chosen the place or area you will run to make sure you know it like the back of your hand. No doubt others have thought of the same location, it will be your knowledge of the area that makes your better. If there is a stream, know where it starts and where it goes. Know the hills, the mountains, the trails, the flora, fauna and climactic conditions year around.

Saturday, May 10

Friday, May 9th

Tuesday, February 4

USS Alfredo Gonzalez


On February 04, 1968, Marine sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez died near Thua Thien, Vietnam, after action that earned him the Medal of Honor. On January 31 the native of Edinburg, Texas, was commanding a platoon in a truck convoy formed to relieve pressure on the beleaguered city of Hue. After being wounded, he moved through a fire-swept area and rescued a wounded comrade. On February 3 he was again wounded, but refused medical treatment. The next day, as the enemy inflicted heavy casualties on his company, Gonzalez knocked out a rocket position and suppressed much enemy fire before falling. The missile destroyer USS Alfredo Gonzalez, named for him, is the first United States military ship named for a Hispanic.

Friday, January 24

The Essence of Zen


Swinging on a vine
in Africa jungle time
grasping monkey mind

Friday, January 17

CPAC


The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be held March 6-8 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland.

Senate Republican Primary in South Carolina


A look at the South Carolina Senate Republican Primary: Senator Lindsey Graham is vulnerable in his re-election bid.

South Carolina has an open primary: Democrats and independents may vote in the Republican primary if they so choose.

Primary: June 10, 2014
Primary Runoff: June 24, 2014

If no candidate takes 50% or more in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two finishers.

Candidates:
Lindsey Graham (R) a two-term RINO incumbent who has $7 million in his campaign re-election account.
Lee Bright (R) - State Sen. & Ex-Spartanburg County School Board Member
Richard Cash (R) - Pastor, Pro-Life Activist & '10 US Rep. Candidate
Bill Connor (R) - Attorney, Army Veteran & '10 Lt. Gov. Candidate
Nancy Mace (R) - Businesswoman & Author

Most recent polling indicates that Graham will receive 51% of the primary vote.

Tuesday, January 14

Article V Convention of States


The Article V Convention of States is picking up steam.

If two-thirds of states submit an application to Congress, Congress must then call a Convention of States to propose amendments to the Constitution. Each state must then send an appointed delegation to the convention, where the delegates will discuss and vote upon amendment proposals.

There is support for a Convention of States for the purpose of establishing term limits for members of Congress and a balanced-budget amendment for the federal government.

South Carolina and Virginia became the first two states to call for a convention. On Dec. 7, more than 100 state legislators from 32 states met in Washington, D.C., to begin the groundwork for filing a Convention of States.

Just recently, Governors Jindal of Louisiana and Pence of Indiana expressed support for a Convention of States to control Federal spending.

The danger involved is that a runaway States Convention may radically amend our system of government.

In 2012 The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for an Article V Convention which would:
(1) A declaration of the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), including the individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance;
(2) An amendment to Article I, Section 5, to prohibit the supermajority cloture requirement under Rule 22 of the United States Senate for ending floor debates and filibusters, to facilitate a more reasonable voting standard for cloture;
(3) An amendment abolishing the electoral college established under Article II, Section 1, and providing for the direct election of the United States President and Vice President by voters; and
(4) An amendment to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2, to require that Senate confirmations of appointments of officers of the United States be made by a simple majority vote within sixty days of the nomination.

I am opposed to those amendments suggested by the Hawaii House of Representatives. Perhaps, instead of a general convention we could have a specific convention to propose amendments to establish term limits for members of Congress and a balanced budget amendment for the federal government. Those are two amendments to the Constitution that we desperately need. The federal government bureaucracy is out of control and will never reform itself. The Article V Convention of States may be our best hope to save the republic.