Comments on the Week

Not any one topic, but comments on the past week’s events.

This past Monday was Tax Day, where all Patriots paid their fair share.  Except, of course, those who believe that they are Patriots regardless of what they pay in taxes.

President Obama’s effective tax rate was released to be a little over 18%, which was reduced from a larger rate by huge charitable contributions.  While I applaud his contributions to charity (although I do wonder who got the money), I was always under the impression that the Liberals (including the President) wanted the government to get their cut first to fund all their pet projects. 

I guess not…

Also this past Monday, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon.  Three people were killed, many more maimed, and countless nightmares for years to come were created.  The terrorists (yes, I will use that word even though the PC among us won’t) were found with one killed and the other wounded.  It seems that the surviving terrorist is Muslim, a teenager, and a naturalized American citizen.  From the reports that I have read and heard, he is being questioned without being read his rights nor with an attorney present.

There are several comments that I have on this situation.

The first, as much as it pains me to say it, is that since this person is reputedly an American citizen, he now bears the rights and privileges of an American citizen.  This includes the right to counsel and the right not to incriminate himself.

The next is that this person must be questioned intensely to find out what & who he knows, and where he learned to make bombs.  Somehow, as he is a teenager, I find it hard to believe that he is the mastermind behind all of this.

Last is that I believe that this is the first of many attacks by terrorists of Muslim origin.  I know the Muslim faith is portrayed as a religion of peace, and many followers do not believe in these attacks, but actions throughout the world call into question that premise.  From a post in 2006:

Our media and politicians make excuses for Islamic terrorists, thinking that they are misunderstood and that we, as a country, need to understand why they hate us. That way, we can change so that they will “like us,” and will stop the killing.

Unfortunately, the killing has been going on for centuries, and will not stop anytime soon. A religion that goes ballistic over cartoons and cannot stand scrutiny is a religion that doesn’t need excuses, but accountability for it’s actions and justification for its existence. To state that it is a religion of peace and yet foment violence against non-believers is hypocritical in the extreme.

Whether we like it or not, I believe that the Islamic terrorists are going to do their damnest to make this into a religious war from whatever it can be called now. They will use the classic good vs. evil argument, an us-vs.-them conflict in the name of a jihad (religious war, for those of you in Rio Linda). They will plot, plan, and execute attacks that will cause large numbers of casualties. And the elitest idiots among us will wring their hands crying, “We don’t understand! We were talking!” Understand this, you Brie-eaters – there are people in the world that want to kill you just for the reason that you exist!! And we still seem to pursue the idiotic mantra of appeasement to those who wish nothing more than to destroy our country and subjugate us to their religion.

I look at Iran’s headlong rush to nuclear power & it’s stated goal of wiping Israel off the map, and it just adds an exclamation point to the above.

Gun control banning legislation was defeated this past week, although by the slimmest of margins.  The anti-gun anti-Second Amendment crowd is vowing to keep pushing for gun control banning legislation to be passed.

What is just absolutely insane is that these people are standing upon the bodies of children pushing this legislation in their names, and the proposed legislation would have done nothing to prevent the tragedy in the first place!!  Passing legislation that restricts the rights of the law abiding and does nothing to resolve the real problem is useless at best and un-Constitutional at worst.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, one of the health reform law’s chief authors, says he’s worried about a “huge train wreck coming down” if the Obama administration doesn’t improve its public outreach about the legislation.

We told Senator Baucus and the rest of the Demorats that this was a bad idea from the start.  Too bad they didn’t listen, and worse that we’re the ones that are going to be affected the most.

Last, a Texas fertilizer plant blew up last Wednesday, killing 15 people including 10 firefighters.  Our prayers go to their families.

About Tom Roland

Tom Roland is my pen name for this blog. With that in mind... EE for 35 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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4 Responses to Comments on the Week

  1. another great post sir. This one shows us, my friends, just how far off the wiggly table we have fallen into the deep weeds. We need to get ourselves back up, and climb back out of the weeds and stand in plain sight yelling we want our America back. This is getting totally insane. And the sane are finally waking up. God Bless America.

  2. mabbam says:

    President Obama chimes in and says that a thorough investigation will be carried out. So far his administration has kept everything under wraps and I mean everything it has done since 2008 under wraps. After announcing that his will be the first transparent presidency ever its not only transparent but invisible. When was the last time you heard anything about Benghazi.
    Oh. In case you missed it on the evening news (yeah) FLOTUS visited the injured Saudi (s) in the hospital. Were they vetted before this visit took place. No mention of them on the tapes taken from the cameras on the scene Monday. It sounds like they were vetted just as thoroughly as POTUS in 2008 and 2012. What a nightmare for the nation if the Saudis had anything to do with this, I mean with the president bowing to him and all. What do you tell the injured and the maimed if Saudis were involved somehow. How could he bow to them after what their countrymen did to us on 9/11 or did it slip his mind. Time will tell.
    PS the explosion in Texas occurred one day after a similar explosion occurred in 1947 on April 16 when a ship carrying ammonium nitrate caught fire and exploded in Texas City leveling the town And killing hundreds in the process. what an eery coincidence.
    Good post Bob you keep writing I’ll keep reading.
    reply from Robert: I have been writing here since 2007. And I plan to continue. Thanks for the vote of Confidence and your continuing to read. I will continue to read…but this last post was written by Tom, my new author here. My posts and his are separated by color as it would seem. Mine are in Blue, which signifies my ideas and thoughts….Toms are dark red…Again, thanks for reading. Glad to have you here.

  3. Tom says:

    Robert – Thank you for the complement. Always appreciate the feedback. A couple of notes:

    The only way to get out of the weeds is to elect leaders that lead by example and not by exception. The current President is definitely one that does not lead by example, and we cannot trust a single word he says because of all the misleading statements and broken promises. Even the Democrats are disgusted with him.

    Mrs. Tom had this to say about our 2nd Amendment and Liberals: She wondered how many of the Liberals in Boston were in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 to defend themselves while the terrorists were on the loose…

    mabbam – I also understand that FLOTUS visited the wounded Saudi, but not any of the other wounded people from the bombings. If true, then if that doesn’t tell the country that these people are the wrong ones to be leading this country, then they are absolutely 100% brain dead.
    reply from Robert: I love that last paragraph. It says it all. Thanks Tom.

  4. tapline says:

    Robert, Excellent post, Me thinks it’s time for our Eunichs and Eunichess to pass a few laws that protect all americans from a way of life that seems destined to eliminate the, and, while we are about it a few wings need to be clipped to keep the savages in check. or culled whichever is most expedient…If incidents like this do not solidify the necessity of our 2nd ammendment rights, nothing does…….dissent is healthy, but ignorance is unacceptable……
    reply from Wise Conservatism: You are so right. Dissent is healthy. Talk is healthy and discussion is also healthy, but ignorance is downright destructive….and ignorance is the way we have been running this country lately. And it has been very destructive.

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