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An Open Letter to Jerry Jones

This is so difficult that I don’t know even where to begin.

I watched in abject astonishment as you led your team in kneeling on the field. While I am glad you stood for the national anthem I still cannot escape the feeling that you led your team in a sickening capitulation to political correctness. You led your team in living the lie. I am to broken hearted to be angry. Allow me to elaborate.

Nearly fifty years ago my grandfather, a life long Texan, WWII veteran who retired from the Air Force with 23 years service and die hard Cowboys fan who could do anything from fix the car to killing rattlesnakes (but could never clean the blood out of the airplanes he serviced because it was the blood of his friends and there was simply to much of it) introduced me as a young child to his favorite sport, football. As we watched (on a black and white set no less) the likes of Walt Garrison, Dandy Don Merideth and Leroy Jordan play he would explain the game to me. Many of my fondest memories were made on those Sundays.

Later, when I was older my dad, a Vietnam veteran (combat engineer) who lied about his age to join the U.S. Army at sixteen and worked his way up to obtain his Warrant Officer commission and eventually to a full commission, would allow me to watch my Cowboys play even though he was not much of a football fan. I would breathlessly explain to him the plays of Roger Staubach, Drew Pearson and Randy “manster” White. He would feign interest and complement me on my observational ability, then return to what ever he was working on. While he never enjoyed football the way I did he cared enough to give up his Sunday shows to let me watch my Cowboys. Small though those sacrifices may have been, they taught me the value of sacrifice and I will always be thankful for that.

A few years later when I had the chance to play football in High School I had visions of greatness, as I expect all young men do when they get their first taste of “professional” sports. The Van Vandals, from the tiny town of Van, Texas were a good team that year despite my mediocre football talents. I didn’t play much, nor should I have. My physical skills simply were not up to my mental abilities. Still, I learned the value of preparation, discipline and team work.

Not to long after my brief excursion into football I joined the U. S. Navy. Because of my service commitments I missed many games. This served to make the occasional games I was able to watch all the more special to me. Even on my two deployments (6 and 9 months respectively) I worked hard to keep up with “my team.” Many was the time I would be chastised for my love of my Cowboys. My love of my Cowboys ran to deep to be affected by mere ridicule. I never let it shake me.

In my last year of service I met the lovely young women who would, against her families wishes, marry me. She, a die hard Seattle Seahawks fan and me the die hard Cowboys fan have spent 32 years watching the teams we love and cheering each other on. She helped me through Troy Aikmens 1989 zero for 11 performance. She cheered with me when my Cowboys won Superbowls in 92, 93 and 95. I try as hard as I can to do the same for her.

One of my most cherished memories was meeting Emmit Smith at a trading card show during his rookie season. He was a delightful and engaging person.

You may have noticed a theme running through this letter. I love football and it has been a big part of my life all of my life. That is what makes this so difficult.

You do not appear to understand that the knee taking is in support of a demonstrably provable lie. For some one in your position, accepting such a blatant lie as fact, let alone acting on it, is inexcusable.

My experience with racism directed at me personally is limited to being spat on by a very old Japanese man one day while my ship was visiting Japan. A young man who witnessed the incident came over and acted as a translator. The old man had lost many of his family during the war and was still angry. I was simply a target of opportunity. I asked the young translator to explain to the old man that I had nothing to do with that history as my mother came to America in 1947 as a child and that my fathers parents came to America from Spain in the 1930’s. The old man did not reply, he simply looked at me, bowed ever so slightly and left. I bear the old man no grudge as he taught me a valuable lesson, anger, allowed to fester, often goes astray.

On the other hand I heard the stories of my grandmothers experience with hatred. She met my grandfather in Germany. He was able to finally bring her and my mother to America after years of bureaucratic nonsense. My grandmother was, in the late forties and early fifties, the frequent victim of hatred. She chose to rise above it and show who she was by example. She learned English, eventually found a job and helped my grandfather on his ten acre farm in east Texas. At age 55 she went to college, earned her degree in journalism and worked for the local paper as a writer and photographer. She taught me what you missed the opportunity to teach your players, virtue signaling is meaningless.

My dad, because of his dark complexion and jet black hair, was called spic and wetback more times than I can count. The fact that his parents came from Spain was never considered by those who berated him because of what they thought he was. Like my grandmother, my dad did his best to stay above the hatred of others. As one of his army buddies put it once, “He never started a fight but he sure finished a few.” On Sunday you missed the opportunity to teach your team to rise above the shallow, factless arguments of liberal hatemongers. You chose not just for you but for your team to live the lie of institutional American racism. It is a proven lie by members of my own family because despite all the real hatred experienced by my family members they all went on to rise above it and even prosper.

On a more personal note, you chose not just to dishonor the flag and the national anthem, you chose to dishonor three generations of my family. When your players “speak” on the field they are directly or indirectly, “speaking” for you or, at the very least, with your permission. There is no way for this to not be taken personally.

Now for the hard part. I can no longer watch the NFL. Nor will I be supporting any of it’s sponsors. I realize my pittance will not be missed but it is my pittance to do with as I choose and I choose not to give it to those who disrespect everything my family has overcome and achieved to placate a group of implacable liars.

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Tolerance Equals Failure

I am an unusual person. By nearly every definition, today’s society/pop culture considers me irredeemably weird. I simply do not fit into any of their molds. I chuckle every time I think about that. As some examples consider the following.

I have been happily married to the same lovely young women for the last 32 years. I have never had an affair. I have worked for the same employer for 32 years. I held my part time tax job for 17 years. At work I show up on time and do more than expected of me. When I need to be somewhere I plan well enough that I do not need to race like some maniac loser to get to where I am going on time. When my gas guzzling Durango needed major repairs I paid the $1250 from my savings account. When I replace my car I buy well maintained used cars and pay them off as quickly as possible allowing me to sometimes go years without a car payment, not to mention the money I save on car insurance. When my daughter brought her new boyfriend over to meet me I took one look at the six pounds of metal protruding from his face, the six hundred tattoos, the pants desperately clinging to his hips and the gang colors he was wearing and told him to get the (insert colorful expletive here) out of my house. I gave up watching the sewer, aka network TV, including all the pay services, years ago and have never regretted it. I consciously refuse to subject myself to “popular” culture including music, music videos, most anything that comes out of hollywood today and 99% of anything at the supermarket checkout stand. I shop locally every chance I get. I actually read real books. I have never had, nor will I have, a twitter account. I only spend about two hours a week on facebook, mostly to play a couple of games I like. I have no body piercings or tattoos (which really makes me weird as I was the only enlisted man on my ship with no tattoos). I am religiously observant. I do not depend on anyone for anything I can do myself. Even worse, I expect others to be as responsible as I am.

In today’s culture all these traits mark me as a white privileged, right wing, intolerant, homophobic racist. They are mostly wrong of course. I say mostly because I am intolerant of many things, for example racism or political correctness or religious intolerance or, as in the case of black lives matter or antifa, outright hate. As one of my heroes once said I also, “Don’t much care for quitters.”

As I look out at the world my grand kids are taking their first tentative steps into I fear for them greatly. I place the source of that fear squarely on the shoulders of “tolerance.” That will seem an odd thing to say to many who read this. Never the less it is so and I’ll tell you why.

We tolerate the hatred spewed by black lives matter to make up for something no one alive was responsible for and no one alive participated in.

We tolerate the near mindless violence of antifa instead of arresting them and locking them away to show that violence for the sake of violence should never be tolerated.

We tolerate every childish temper tantrum thrown by immature college students instead of demonstrating that rules are meant to be followed and that changing the rules requires a process to be followed and that everyone’s rights to be considered.

We tolerate the abuse of language itself by calling illegal aliens undocumented migrants, welfare dependency compassion, abortion women’s health and referring to illegal aliens “constitutional” rights. For all you public school graduates the rights enumerated in the Constitution apply only to U.S. citizens and you don’t get citizenship simply because you managed to get cross the border.

We tolerate the abuse of the individual by major corporations, Google and Firefox as examples, as well as massive federal, state and local government overreach in the name of political correctness.

We tolerate a death worshiping cult that still practices slavery, child abuse, rape, animal abuse, murder and genocide in the name of tolerance. Yes I am referring to islam and I know these things because I study current events in moslem controlled countries and have read the only two books moslems read, the koran and the hadith. You should read them as well. Even more sad is that while we make constant excuses for an evil ideology posing as a religion we allow constant attacks on Christianity by anyone whose feelings are hurt.

We tolerate the massive and total failure of the public education system even as we throw more and more money into that tragically flawed system. My grandchildren were not taught American history to any level of proficiency but can readily name all “52 genders.” Given the product turned out I would have to say that many teachers and administrators are vastly overpaid.

We tolerate constant abuse by the homersexual and so called “transgender” gaystapo. They seek not to engender compassion but the complete and utter destruction of anyone that does not fully endorse their lifestyle of risky behaviors. Personally I don’t care if you want to place an excrement covered penis in your mouth but I am not going to let you define such an act as an act of love, let alone normal. I don’t care if some guy wants to wear a dress and makeup but you have no right to be in my granddaughters bathroom or locker room. I don’t care if you were feeling like a girl when I called you sir, you don’t get to sue or harass me because I “misgendered” you. Nor do any of these behaviors qualify you for special rights. The fact that a handful of gay activists took over the American Psychiatric Association and voted to eliminate homersexuality from the diagnostic manual does not mean these behaviors are in fact normal.

We tolerate the massive invasion of our country by anyone who can get here, including vile gang members who have “relatives” here. We tolerate billions of our hard earned tax dollars given to illegal aliens that could be better spent on our veterans, or our homeless, or our mentally ill or even our infrastructure.

We tolerate the erasure of history by hate mongers.

We tolerate judicial tyranny.

We tolerate lying career extortionists, uhm, I mean politicians.

We tolerate a proven beyond a doubt fake media.

I could go on but I think you are beginning to see my point. Tolerance can be a beautiful thing but tolerance can also be a powerful weapon. Americans are nearing the point where we are about to “tolerate” ourselves out of the rights we asserted in the formation of our country. We are nearly at the point where we will “tolerate” the world out of the greatest, most productive, most inventive and most compassionate country in human history. Abraham Lincoln is supposed to have said that in the course of history, “we will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” If we are not careful I think we will be remembered as the generation that fully embraced the most avoidable tragedy in human history.

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Kicking The Dog

When I write about a potential for civil war in America many scoff at the idea. Some call me a “wild eyed extremist” or “rabble rousing hate monger.” The more polite simply accuse me of misreading current events. Nothing would make me more happy than for the latter to be proven correct. The former are simply name callers who have to check their I-phones each morning to determine what the truth is today.

A small but highly vocal, and deeply entrenched in the machinery of government, media, corporate leadership and education, minority seems to have wrenched control of America from the normal, hardworking people in flyover country. Aided and abetted by traitorous “republicans” (McCain, Flake, Snow, Collins et al) and spineless college administrations, mayors and entertainment types, their march towards anarchy continues nearly unabated.

Consider the following.

A nursery in California is being prosecuted under the Clean Water Act for plowing its own land without federal permission. The Duarte Nursery is fighting a suit brought by the Obama Justice Department. The suit was the result of the Army Corps of Engineers determining that pools of water running alongside the furrows created by plowing a wheat field were “navigable waters.” The government went so far as to insist that the furrows generated by plowing were “mini-mountains” that disrupted the “ephemeral” puddles of water on the land. Astoundingly a so called judge agreed with the Corps and the Justice Department. Hoping to avoid $45 million in penalties the nursery agreed to a $1.1 million settlement. Under this definition virtually every lawn in America becomes a “navigable waterway.” Are you ready for the Army Corps of Engineers?
The Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green voted to approve its recommendation that the school make tuition “free” for all black students. The resolution passed 19-10 and supposedly sends a message to university faculty, administrators and everyone else that slavery is “a debt that will never be paid.” I can’t help but wonder if the college ever bothered to teach that slavery was abolished in the US more than 150 years ago. I’m no expert but is this “tuition plan” not the definition of institutional racism? And what about those of us whose family’s immigrated here after slavery was abolished? Why must we be forced to pay taxes to fund this? What about blacks who came here willingly and were never held in slavery, do we have to pay for them as well? Are the descendants of black slave holders included with us poor white folk in having to pay for this? If not, why? Finally, just how long do these mis-educated liberal miscreants think the rest of us will stand for this?
Deep state poster boy and Clintonista hack Robert Mueller is conducting an investigation in search of a crime. He knows it, the media knows it and every democrat elected knows it. Yet from the first day of Trump’s presidency each and every one of these progressive hate mongers have been dreaming for a criminal indictment or impeachment to accomplish what they could not at the ballot box. The conduct of Robert S.(is the S for scumbag?) Mueller shows that he willing to go to any lengths to get one or the other. He has hired a progressive dream team of democratic donors/insiders or former Clinton employees to form his hit squad. All of these people hate voters like you and me and if nothing else, they will be paid millions of dollars by you and me to subvert justice and, they hope, overturn a legitimate election. This is an outright political assassination. How long will will hard working, play by the rules Americans stand for this?
It was on a Saturday night in the San Francisco Bay area at approximately 9:30PM when 60 thugs rampaged through a BART train, robbing, beating, threatening and laughing at the plight of their victims. What you don’t know but the locals do is that local media embargoed this story for 36 hours. The San Francisco Chronicle was forced to begin releasing a few details such as “at least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention” the following Monday morning. A BART spokeswoman, Alicia Trost eventually confirmed that seven robberies had been committed with victims losing a duffel bag, a purse and five cell phones. Everyone reporting on the crime spree was very careful both to minimize its size, violence and most importantly, the fact the the sixty thugs involved were all young blacks. Local media, led by The East Bay Express, has diligently worked to protect the black criminal class from law enforcement. They have been so effective that most of the BART surveillance cameras are fake. Can’t have video evidence of blacks being responsible for seventy percent of the complaints filed by BART customers while making up ten percent of BART riders now can we? Sadly black crime on BART is out of control because BART administrators, city officials and liberal racists will not stand up for ordinary working class Americans. These kinds of attacks persist not because whites are racist but because the criminals feel absolutely safe on BART. When will it become fashionable in liberal circles to simply equally enforce the law regardless of skin color? How much longer before one of these flash mobs is met with armed resistance?
Then there are the liberal support groups. Ever heard of the Brady Campaign? In 2012, Jessica Ghawi was murdered by James Holmes. At the urging of the Brady Campaign, whose lawyers had to have known better, her mother Sandy Phillips, sued the store that sold the gun to the loser Holmes. I won’t claim to understand the pain of losing a child but I will call you out for departing from reason. Mrs. Phillips and her husband sold their home and belongings in Texas to attend Holmes’s trial in Colorado, after which they traveled around the country in a camper to preach the virtues of gun control. The financial consequences for Phillips and her husband, by acting on the Brady Campaign’s advice were dire. Not only was the case dismissed but the judge, correctly, ordered them to pay Lucky Gunner’s $200,000 plus legal fees. One can wonder if the Brady Campaign was hoping for a stroke of legal lightening in their favor. Or were they hoping to create a martyr for the cause. After all, martyrs make great fundraisers and in 2014-15 the Brady Campaign took in $25 million. Why don’t they pay Phillip’s judgment for her? In any case the Brady Campaign is the winner, they get the cash and the ability to infuse additional anger towards people like you and me into their base. Even so, one wonders just when people will get tired of being used, or in this case sacrificed, as political props.
Sometimes our wounds are self inflicted. The liberal, progressive democrats then take full advantage of our stupidity. Some two hundred former IRS employees have been rehired by the Kenyans holdovers (why are there any holdovers at this abusive agency?) at the IRS. These are those who illegally accessed private taxpayer information for political purposes, participated in the harassment of TEA Party groups seeking tax exempt status and generally failed to perform their duties. Trump, in a massive failure, has allowed the Kenyans IRS to remain intact. It will continue to be used against you and me as well as anyone deemed to be in support of the Trump administration. Once leaked, your information will never again be private and the liberals will target you mercilessly. This was painfully easy to see and even easier to prevent. Why it was missed boggles the mind. I mean, did we not fight a war over unfair treatment concerning taxation once before?
Finally there are the carefully orchestrated events like Charlotte. How long will ordinary Americans tolerate well paid, out of state rabble-rousers like antifa and blm manufacturing hate and discontent in their cities and towns? Which one of these staged riots will be the one to spin out of control because cowardly, politically correct police chiefs refuse to maintain public order? In that failure how emboldened will the paid criminal elements and their fellow travelers become? What limits, if any, will they place on their outrageous acts of domestic terror? Finally, what happens when good and decent citizens, tired of the unrelenting evil being foisted upon them, decide to act in their justified self defense?
Ordinary, law abiding, hard working, tax paying, play by the rules Americans are under near constant assault from all sides. We are regularly abused by the media, the education establishment, activist judges, extortionist politicians, politically correct social justice warriors, militant homersexual tyrants, elitist corporate CEO’s, ambulance chasing lawyers and vapid hollywood types who know only that they are famous and we peons should defer to them without question.
How long will Americans tolerate moslem no go zones in their country? How long will Americans allow businesses like Craft Draft 2 Go to be sacrificed on the alter of political correctness? How long will Americans tolerate mentally ill men demanding the right to impose themselves into women’s restrooms? How long will Americans tolerate being forced to reward illegal aliens with billions of tax dollars? How long will Americans tolerate a fake news media intent on fanning the flames of hate, made up victim-hood and the normalization of perversion? Finally, how long will Americans tolerate having their lives run by trained seal social justice warriors?
My grandpa, a country boy who fought in WWII, used to say that you get the first kick at the dog for free. After that he warned, you take your chances that the dog will bite back. How long I wonder before the majority of Americans decide to “bite” back?
I hope it never comes to that. I hope it never comes to a civil war. I hope that cooler heads will prevail. I pray daily that reason will again appear in everyone’s words and deeds. All I know though is that there are an awful lot of people out there intent on kicking us again and again and again and again…..

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Liberals Education And ISIS

Liberals/progressives are by nature an unhappy bunch. They spend their lives “worrying” what other people are doing or thinking. This “worry” goads them into countless hours of contemplation and sometimes, actions concerning just how to assuage their concerns by running other peoples lives. No where is this more evident than in the field of public education.

A great insight to this is Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s 1993 treatise “Defining Deviancy Down.” In this work he postulates that some behaviors, once considered improper or unacceptable in polite society are now being normalized. He furthers his analysis by adding the fact that many once widely accepted as normal behaviors are subtly being transformed into unconscionable acts of deviancy. Perhaps the subtitle of this valuable work explains his thesis better than I have so far, “How We’ve Become Accustomed To Alarming Levels Of Crime And Destructive Behavior.” An excellent summation of the results of liberal intentions indeed.

The tragic effects of such efforts in society are to numerous to mention in their entirety. Consider the near absolute indifference to biased judges refusing to recuse themselves from cases they should never be presiding over (thus creating out of thin air the constitutional concept of gay marriage), the tolerance/acceptance of so called sanctuary cities (magnets for welfare abuse and crime) or the imposition of the intellectually vacant concept of multiculturalism (the demand that every society/culture is seen to be of equal value).

In their never ending quest to feel better about themselves by dominating others liberals have no qualms about these and numerous other deviant behaviors. The see no problem with Hillary Clinton placing top secret information on a readily hackable server in clear violation of a law that has been enforced on others.

They have no issue with a well documented serial abuser of women, and credibly accused of being a rapist, one William Jefferson Blythe Clinton running for the highest office in the land but go apoplectic when a republican seeking the same office talked about grabbing women by their privates eleven years ago.

A republican senator accused of soliciting gay sex is the epitome of evil (which opens up another panoply of contradictions but that is another article) while Anthony Weiners apparently uncontrollable tendency to send pictures of his “last name” to underage girls qualifies him to run for pubic, I mean public, office.

Perhaps the most tragic result of all is the conversion by liberals of the most heinous criminals into victims of society. The poor rapist must be excused because the prom queen rebuffed his advances twenty years ago. The poor inner city rioter must be excused because my white privilege allows me to work 60-80 hours a week to support my family and his. The sad illegal alien murderer must be forgiven because some hundred years ago Mexico lost a war with America. The white kid with the the outstanding grades must surrender his place at certain ivy league colleges so the minority who can barely read or write will not suffer damage to his precious self esteem. Liberals reading this are shaking their head in amazement that I, an evil conservative, understand so well the less fortunate. Normal people reading this are, and should be, infuriated.

These are appalling representations of liberal/progressive ideology. Yet they are acceptable, or at least tolerable, to a vast number of Americans.

Without a doubt, Americans have been indoctrinated to be dangerously more permissive of ideas and actions that would have been intolerable even in my parents generation. This indoctrination occurs at many levels but the most corrosive is in the public education system. Liberals/progressives have spent the last sixty years using the public education system to train Americans to feel guilty for accepting traditional time tested and reality approved moral, or for that matter any, standards.

In some ways the liberal/progressive version of public education has a lot in common with the ISIS version of public education. Both seek to divide children from their parents, physically, spiritually and intellectually, using indoctrination and propaganda (common core, new civics anyone?). Both seek to destroy moral and just ideas. Both seek to dominate. Neither tolerates any criticism no matter how valid. The NEA and ISIS seek to create a society unable to critically think for itself. Like ISIS, liberals need illiterate, easily lead, intellectual zombies.

Like American liberals, ISIS gets its child victims early. As young as four years old according to the latest release of the “Cubs of the Caliphate” video series. This sickening edition appeared on ISIS social media channels recently. It shows footage of a 4 year old little boy being handed a gun and executing a chained up prisoner. All during the murder, he shot the man five times, the child is shouting, “Allahu akbar!”

Another child, approximately ten years old, uses a knife to behead a captive.

In the sick video’s final scene another child killer slashes a prisoners throat then leaves the knife planted in his victim’s back.

Doubtlessly these children will end up as suicide bombers somewhere.

This is the same mindset that nourishes black rioters shouting black lives matter as they steal everything they can get their hands on. This is the same mindset that allows someone to assassinate police officers without remorse. This is the same suppression of humanity demanded by liberals that allows blacks to enjoy brutally assaulting and torturing a white handicapped person. Truly, liberal/progressives have a lot to answer for.

Stripped of their flowery phrases, ivy league degrees and faux concern over “the children”, the distance between ISIS and NEA approved educational philosophies can be measured in millimeters. The predictable results of those philosophies are closing towards each other with sickening swiftness.

Anyone who says there is no comparison between ISIS approved education and the liberal version of today’s American public education system can be quickly rebuked with two words.

Chicago, Illinois.

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