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MY MAN; SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

April 2, 2008

SHERIFF JOE

     I am a really big fan of Sheriff Joe.  I have been following him for a number of years, he is often featured on our news cast here in California. 

     Don’t really know where this came from except that I received it via email, many times forwarded.

SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!
Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.

The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior.

They give great classes for anyone who’d like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 – $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later.

Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote. Now he’s in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn’t doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He’s kind of a “Git-R Dun” kind of Sheriff.
Update on Joe Arpaio
TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO, HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF, AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER. THIS IS ONE OF
THE REASONS WHY:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio(InArizona) who created the “Tent City Jail”:

He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but “G” movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then He Started:

Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn’t Get Sued For
Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails. So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

When asked why the weather channel, He Replied, “So They Will Know How Hot It’s Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs.”

He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value.

When the inmates complained, he told them, “This Isn’t The
Ritz/Carlton. …If You Don’t Like It, Don’t Come Back.”

He bought Newt Gingrich’s lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails.

When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the Associated Press Reports:

About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire- Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued Pink Boxer Shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on theirbunk bedsor chatted in the tents, which reached 138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.

Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

“It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,” Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. “It’s Inhumane.”

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic.

He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: “It’s 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear, But They Didn’t Commit Any Crimes, So Shut Your Damned Mouths!”

Way To Go, Sheriff!

Maybe if all prisons were like this one, there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders.

Criminals should be punished for their crimes — not live in luxury until it’s time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can’t afford to have for themselves.

If you agree, pass this on. If not, just delete it.

Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County , Arizona

     If the corrections faculty’s across the country were more like this I feel that we would experience a decrease in crime.  Several family members both close and kin to close members have been incarcerated.  Sometimes in a revolving door style and others long term.  I feel that none of them received the type of confinement that was fitting for their offences.  They received no rehabilitation or lasting impressions to prevent recurrences.  I am sorry but I thought incarceration was punishment for offence and attempt at rehabilitation.

     In travels through Arizona we have seen these chain-gangs at work along side the High-ways.  There they were, both male and female in separate groups, in their pink jumps-suites under the watchful eyes of mounted, armed guards.

Jump on the band wagon and yell at me if you like.  But you won’t change my mind.

nuff preaching for now back to the

old west, next time.

ramblingbob 

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Another Email I Agree With

April 2, 2008

 HERE’S A NEW E-MAIL I RECIEVED

     Here’s another email that will piss off Rick -I will make sure to use the spell checker, but won’t guarantee the proper sentence structure.

      Here’s an email I received that claimed to be from Pat Buchannan. I can’t verify this, it was forwarded several times, but still like the message:

     Now let me make sure you understand, I am no fan of Pat Buchanan’s by any stretch of the imagination.  His views on religion, same sex marriages and many other subjects are in strong disagreement with my aged, narrow mind, I guess.  But in this particular article I find much to think about, and call it to your attention.

Subject: From Pat Buchanan

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.

Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.

Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Barack talks about new “ladders of opportunity” for blacks.

Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for “deserving” white kids.

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America’s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?
We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.

       If this sounds like white hate mongering I’m sorry, but the facts do speak for their-self’s.

      If you have read any of my earlier posts that deal with myself and my life you know that for 42 years I worked in industry alongside and with a mixed work force comprised of a few whites, many Black and a equal number of Hispanic.  And have experienced both the reverse discrimination and witnessed the affirmative actions that favored the minorities over whites.  In either case it was not uncommon to be engaged in conversation with someone and to have some one else walk up and to be suddenly ignored as if I did not exist.  And when I received any recognition, to have resentment shown in subtle ways.

     I was passed over for promotion to foreman on several occasions and saw demotions caused by the so called affirmative action programs.  After all my years of service, I saw my children’s applications for work turned away while minority of-springs were hired.  Believe me it hurt and angered me.  when questioned the personnel Dept. just shrugged and said our hands are tied.  So you can sense my feelings here.

     And as for the arrests and trials of blacks.  I was working back when O. J. Simpson was on trial for murder.  You could not find one       of my co-workers of color who thought is was guilty.  It is almost impossible to believe some of the cockamamie theory’s that were advanced.  the most prevalent was drug dealers had followed them home and killed the pair.

     As you can see I have strong feelings on the subject and who ever wrote the E-mail I am in agreement with the text.  and enough said.

Stay tuned the next post will probably ruffel a few more feathers.

Hope I didn’t piss any of you of too much to come back.

ramblingbob 

HERE’S AN E-MAIL I AGREE WITH

February 29, 2008

     I receive a lot of E-mail from my wife’s cousin’s husband, and here is one that Hillary needs to read.  Now if this guy would just write one like it for Obama, I would be happy.

     Aspen Times columnist Gary Hubbell wrote an excellent article, which is copied below so I can properly rant.

In election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man
Gary Hubbell February 9, 2008

There is a great amount of interest in this year’s presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates – a woman and an African-American – while the conservative Republicans are in a quandary about their party’s nod to a quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain.

Each candidate is carefully pandering to a smorgasbord of special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and transgender people to children of illegal immigrants to working mothers to evangelical Christians.

There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain West, left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.

His common traits are that he isn’t looking for anything from anyone – just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard.

The victimhood syndrome buzzwords – “disenfranchised,” “marginalized and “voiceless” – don’t resonate with him. “Press ‘one’ for English” is a curse-word to him. He’s used to picking up the tab, whether it’s the company Christmas party, three sets of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding.

He believes the Constitution is to be interpreted literally, not as a “living document” open to the whims and vagaries of a panel of judges who have never worked an honest day in their lives.

The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he’s willing to pick up a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn’t bother him.

The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina – he got his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter.

His last name and religion don’t matter. His background might be Italian, English, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, or Russian, and he might have Cherokee, Mexican, or Puerto Rican mixed in, but he considers himself a white American.

He’s a man’s man, the kind of guy who likes to play poker, watch football, hunt white-tailed deer, call turkeys, play golf, spend a few bucks at a strip club once in a blue moon, change his own oil and build things. He coaches baseball, soccer and football teams and doesn’t ask for a penny. He’s the kind of guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of friends, drill an oil well, weld a new bumper for his truck, design a factory and publish books. He can fill a train with 100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant on time so that you keep the lights on and never know what it took to flip that light switch.

Women either love him or hate him, but they know he’s a man, not a dishrag. If they’re looking for someone to walk all over, they’ve got the wrong guy. He stands up straight, opens doors for women and says “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am.”

He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational manner.

He’s not a racist, but he is annoyed and disappointed when people of certain backgrounds exhibit behavior that typifies the worst stereotypes of their race. He’s willing to give everybody a fair chance if they work hard, play by the rules and learn English.

Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off. When his job site becomes flooded with illegal workers who” don’t pay taxes and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers. When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement.

He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It’s not that she is a woman. It’s that she is who she is. It’s the liberal victim groups she panders to, the “poor me” attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves.

There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great majority of them voted for George Bush.

He hopes that she will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, and he will make sure that she gets beaten like a drum.

Direct link to article: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/2008198091324

Interesting response from the editors at the Aspen Times Weekly on the above article. Seems a (BIG) flurry of emails, comments, phone calls and letters were sent in response and the editors chose to put a few of the diverse opinions on a page apty titled Angry White Man letters. Here’s the enticing intro:

Editor’s note: In the Feb. 10 edition of the Aspen Times Weekly, columnist Gary Hubbell, our own Redneck Tree-Hugger, wrote an opinion titled “In election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man” that has since become something of a phenomenon.Hubbell’s piece has made the rounds on the Internet, chiefly among conservative white males, and eventually landed on radio shows hosted by Neal Boortz, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Needless to say, the column also generated a lot of activity at the newspaper: More than 1 million hits on our website, some 800 e-comments on the column, hundreds of phone calls to the newspaper’s beleaguered front office, and hundreds of letters to the editor.The vast majority of these communications were favorable, but some thought Hubbell’s column was bitter, bigoted and/or misogynistic. Below is a representative, if small, sample from the hundreds of letters.

For more comments or to read the column itself, or go to www.aspentimes.com/hubbell

Direct Link to letters page: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20080223/ASPENWEEKLY06/1233784

Direct Link to Gray Hubbell’s column: www.aspentimes.com/hubbell

     If you go to the above site you will get the whole page on the left – you need to click on editorials or GO HERE to read his column.  He is developing a following all over the county – people like me are forwarding it around.  The only  problem that most say is, they are upset because of the “White Man” connotation.  They are saying Native Americans, African Americans and Women should have been included in the article.

      My reply to this article is it sure hits home for me and spells my feelings exactly.  I have sympathy for the poor and under paid, but since when did it become the average working  mans responsibility to support them?  Myself and others have fought, worked and struggled to raise, support, clothe, house, feed and provide medical coverage for our familys all of our working lives.  Now the Speaker of the House, Old Nancy Bit**, wants to further tap into our Social Security and add a tax onto our retirement accounts, 401k’s and such to “equal out the lives of the poor and illegal”?!? Does she know what Illegal means?  These people want to spend american tax dollars like it is theirs.  That is not her money it is our’s.  When is this crap going to stop?  Please go back a chapter or two and watch the video “Gumball Immigration” (need to fix link).  My shoulders are stooped from serving in our military and working for 45 years, I cannot shoulder this burden we are facing..

OK enough of a rant.  I’ll sit back and wait for the flack to fall.

ramblingbob

The Right To Leave A ramble

December 4, 2007

      You know I don’t really consider my self deeply prejudiced, but some things cause me to wonder.  Recently the government released a warning about possible terrorist attacks at malls during the holiday season.  Where upon the Los Angeles Police dept announced plans to monitor some of the Muslim Tempels in the area.  A huge outcry from the Muslim community caused them to back down.

     Add this to the recent immigration marches by illegal immigrants demanding rights they do not have kinda makes me wonder about the future of our country.  The values we formed our society upon is under attract from people who came here for the freedom and and quality of life we have because they want to change it to conform to their beliefs.  The following is a E-mail I received recently, and sums up my feelings on this issue.

           From an email received on 12/2/07 comes this text:

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote: ‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,

‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

[Too bad he can’t run for President here,

oh hell I forgot he is a ainti-gunner,

let him stay where he is!]

‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

As far as I am concerned all the various groups who do not want to live as Americans and accept our way of life can pack their bags and get — and take the ACLU with them.  Also the weak-kneed politicians who will not defend our values and laws can join them.

gonna quit before I get in too deep,

but do not apologize for my feelings!

ramblingbob 

Great video – Press One For English

July 17, 2007

     Here is a neat site my wife forarded to me from one of her friends.  It is a cool music vedio sang by a gal that can really sing.  If you ever try to call somewhere and get that damn push one for English it hits the nail on the head. 

     There are other clips included on the site, that I feel are profane, and not worth watching , especially the Man from boston.  so if you chose to watch him know I do not endorse him.

Press One For English is performed by Ron and Kay Rivoli of the Rivoli Revue.

     Lord this is sore point with me I have lived in the area where we are located for 34 years.  Obver half the flyers and junk mail we recieve is in spanish.  People are al the time coming to my door and addressing me in spanish, pisses me off. 

      Had to stiffel my laughter a while back, heard my wife answer the phone; Heard her say ” There ain’t no Juan here, never has been no  Juan here, will never be no Juanhere’ and slammed down the reciever.  Kept my mouth shut in self preservation.

      this is another subject that I could rant over with no end.  So will rambel on out of here for now.

Oh Yes Enjoy

rambligbob

To Kill An American or What Is An American? A primer.

July 12, 2007

     The followiinig is a E-mail I recieved yesterday, I can claim no credit for it.  I simply agree with it whole heartedly.  I had my daughter transfer it from E-mail on to my blog site.  It reads as follows;

     Below is an excerpt from an email I received apparently written by an Australian Dentist: To Kill an American. I am not sure how long this has been circulating on the internet and in email but initial research shows it going back as far as 2001. Also there are some claims the article was actually written by Peter Ferrara, an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law (American, not Australian), but like this piece from the Spirit of America website says — I don’t really think it matters who wrote it, it’s the spirit of the piece that counts. There are two titles for the article I came across: To Kill An American and Ferrara’s title of What Is An American? A primer. Anyway, that’s a long-winded summary of my research on this piece, as noted some opinions vary on who wrote it when.

      But here is the actual content from the email – the real reason I started this post:

You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one (Good one, mate!!!!)

“An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.  The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. 

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country! 
 
As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan . Americans welcome the best of everything…the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least. 
 
The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America  

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It’s been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American. 

Choose to live with acceptance, courage, forgiveness, honesty, humility, love, peace, resolve, and wisdom; rather than with, rejection, fear, revenge, lies, arrogance, hate, violence, indecision, or ignorance.

     This pretty much sums up the entire subject.  Some where I have a pome written by a Canaden Disk Jocky in the seventy’s or sixtys, in much the same vein.  It recieved wide play on countys stations at the time.  I even believe John Wayne recorded it on a 33 1/3 albam he cut about that time.  It seems like when people need or want a handout they turn to us, but when they are somewhat flush they want to kick us.  I could rant until I’m blue in the face and my blood pressure rose up again, but I’ll stop.

     Also used to try real hard to be a Catholic, but lost the faith more than 35 years ago.  Saw in the paper where the Pope has stated that the Catholic church is the only true Christian religion.  Said all Prostestant religions are shams??   Walked out of a church one time when a visiting minister stated from the pulpit “I feel sorry for all those Baptist, Methidost and Catholic’s, because they are all going to hell”.   Have to say it embarased some of my relitaves in the congeration.  I replied I could not tollerate such stupid, blind, pighead prejudice.  Nuff about that.

     Gonna start thinking about the next gunslinger I’m gonna cover, later.

ramblingbob

WWII, Tokyo Rose and Troop Demoralization

June 26, 2007

     If you have ever watched many of the old World War Two movies  about the war with Japan in the Pacific you will be familiar with Tokoy Rose.  She is usually potrayed as a beautiful Ashian woman sitting before a mike with Japanesse Officers standing behind her.  Her  job was to demoralise our troop fighting the Japaneese.  To retain their interest she played popular music from America, which the troops could not pick up from home stations.  This is a little diffrent from my other postings as it contains mostly subjct matter gleaned through E-mail and other  internet sourceses.

I do not know the exact origin of the opinions below   I recevied them via email with many forwards prior to my receiving it.  Tokyo Rose is an interesting story stemming from the World War Two.   According to wikipedia:

“Tokyo Rose (alternate spelling Tokio Rose) was a generic name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to any of approximately twenty English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda.”

     According to EarthStation1,  one woman was single out and tried as Tokyo Rose  – Iva Ikuko Toguri.   Ask Yahoo also confirms this in their post Who was Tokyo Rose?.  You can read more about the Tokyo Rose legend at any of the links noted above,  or google Tokyo Rose for an overwhelming amount of data to sift through.

      Now on to the interesting opinions I received via email and find myself agreeing with wholeheartedly:

Subject: Tokyo Rose

 There are a few parallels here.

 The other night we watched a movie called, “Flags of our Fathers.”  During the movie, I pointed out the radio broadcast of “Tokyo Rose.”

 She had the best music on her station. During World War II; the Japanese developed a way to demoralize the American forces.  Psychological warfare experts developed a message they felt would work.

 They gave the script to their famous broadcaster “Tokyo Rose” and every day she would broadcast this same message packaged in different  ways.

 The Japanese hoped it would have a negative impact on American GI’s morale.

 What was that demoralizing message? It had three main points:

 1. Your President is lying to you.

 2. This war is illegal.

  3. You cannot win the war.

 Does this sound familiar today?

      It is because we are being bombarded by Tokyo Hillary, Tokyo Harry, Tokyo Teddy, Tokyo Nancy, Tokyo Murtha, etc. ,and they have picked up  the same message and are broadcasting it on Tokyo CNN, Tokyo ABC, Tokyo CBS, Tokyo NBC, etc., to our troops.

      The only difference is that they claim to support our troops before  they demoralize them. Come to think of it, Tokyo Rose told the troops she was on their side, too.

Now I am a inactive United States Marine (for many years as you all know).  And I am truthfully disapointed with the way this current war is being handled and I also am at lost as how to bring it to a successfull conclusion.  But I at no time am ready to abandon my support of our fighting men & women in this troubled shit hole of the world.  And it sickens me to see that smug Nancy P. and fat assed, bloated, woman drowning Teddy Kennedy,  (maybe some of you are not old enough to remember the Chappaquiddick incident, and how the Kennedy money let a manslaughterer walk free) , and their Ilk spouting their two faced crap in the name of representing me, when I so strongly disagree with their assement.  Damn this is enough to make my blood pressure medication inefective, so I’ll stop this rant here.

                                  ramblingbob