Sunday, November 23, 2014

Distraction

Bill Cosby has come out recently as being conservative.  Therefore the news media has the duty to destroy him, because you cannot be a prominent Black man and a conservative in America.  The media did the same thing to Herman Cain.

So make charges that 20 years ago he did something bad that can no longer be proved or disproved.  If a woman is raped she needs to immediately contact the police and report the crime.  She should cooperate with the investigation and help put the criminal in jail so he does not do this to another woman.  She needs counseling and medical care.

These allegations are a distraction from continued high unemployment, the war that President Obama cannot seem to either win or end, his failure to close Guantanamo like he promised, the failure to end nuclear weapons building in either Iran or North Korea, ongoing and rapid expansion of the Communist Chinese military and the continuing war in Ukraine by Russian proxies.  Bread and circuses to distract the people; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day

From the 1928 Book of Common Prayer:

For the Army.
O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the soldiers of our country; Support them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Navy.
O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; Vouchsafe to take into thy almighty and most gracious protection our country’s Navy, and all who serve therein. Preserve them from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that they may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our land may in peace and quietness serve thee our God, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 
 
Memorial Days.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

Let us remember our Veterans on this Veterans Day, 2014; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Global Warming

Every world wide crisis in my lifetime has the same solution.  Destroy capitalism and give American money to people in other countries.  Every problem is always America's fault and we are always the ones who have to pay for the solution.

It was that way with pollution, over population, nuclear proliferation, and many other "crises."  When I was a kid in elementary school we read science books that told us we were heading for a new ice age because the world was cooling.

I say let it happen.  Just get used to the higher temperatures.  Climate changes, continents drift, get used to it.  If there is a coming ice age or global warming then we should take the next fifty years to prepare.  Don't build near the ocean, increase insurance rates for people in low lying areas, construct sea walls.  We can live with global warming, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Missiles


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/world/europe/us-says-russia-tested-cruise-missile-in-violation-of-treaty.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

The United States has proof that the Russians have violated the INF treaty that prohibits intermediate range, ground launched cruise missiles.  These are a concern, because the Russians could base them near the border with Western and NATO nations and launch conventional or even nuclear strikes against those nations with little or no warning.

President Obama, as usual, has immediately said we will not built or deploy our own weapons of this type, just because the Russians are doing that.  Typical behavior of President Obama who apparently has no idea how to negotiate anything.  Start off by giving up your most valuable bargaining chip, even before the negotiation begins.

This treaty has been in place since 1987.  Only because President Reagan began fielding the Pershing II missile in Europe did the Soviet Union bow to pressure and negotiate away their and our existing missiles and agree not to deploy any more.  President Obama should have played hard ball with Putin and deployed similar American missiles to Europe.  President Obama does not understand either international politics, history, or military hardware, so we are left with a Russia that will likely deploy new missiles with the US doing nothing; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Waterloo

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a group is putting together a team of horsemen to depict the Scot's Greys and will perform a reenactment of the battle.  They are collecting money because it costs about $12,000.00 per horse to get one fully equipped and ready for the event.

I think living history events help to bring history closer to people who may not otherwise have much interest in it.  I think it also helps with our understanding of how things functioned in historical times.  It's one think to hold an ancient sword or antique firearm, it's another to actually practice with it under simulated battlefield conditions.

www.waterloo2015.org

www.soldierscharity.org

www.scottylittlesoldiers.co.uk

Fritz Bronner
Director North America & Training Officer Founding Director of the War Horse and Militaria Heritage Foundation in LA,
1-818-694-9277
fritz@greysandglory.org

Please contact these folks; I think this is a worthy cause; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Rich People


"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his."  I don't care that someone else has a billion dollars.  The real questions are, how did they get the money, what are they doing with it?  Are other people free enough to get that money too?

Many of those on these lists are not Americans.  They are foreigners who got rich from telecom and from mining and oil.  If you provide a service to several hundred millin people and take a couple pennies per dollar off the top, you will be a billionaire within a couple years, nothing wrong with that.

The wealth of the world is not a fixed pie.  If I get a big piece, you don't have to have a small piece.  The whole world is richer now than ever before.  Almost no one dies of famine caused by a lack of food, famine is  caused by radical Islam and Communism mostly.  If you take aid trucks to Africa to distribute food, radical Muslims will attack you and steal everything for themselves.  North Korea won't let food aid in because they would rather build nuclear weapons.

Most of the 85 richest people were not rich 30 years ago.  They have worked hard and become rich.  In 30 years, some other group of people will be rich.  I don't care if someone else is rich, I care only that my family and I have enough.  Only in America do we complain that we have cable tv, an apartment, running water, flush toilets, electricity, refrigeration and a plasma tv and a car and claim to be poor.  Compare that to 150 years ago where no one had that in America or anywhere else in the world.  Oxfam simply wants to steal money from the rich and give it to the poor, with a slight handling fee; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

John Wayne, American

  http://www.breitbart.com/.../John-Wayne--World-War-II-and...

One of my heroes has always been John Wayne, he even lived in Newport Beach, not from from where I live.  Sometimes I read or hear about people claiming he was a draft dodger, this is a vile slur and a falsehood.

John Wayne was 34 at the time of Pearl Harbor, that's about the upper end of draft age.   He was classified 3-A status, "deferred for dependency reasons."  He had four small children at the time, all under 8 years old. Later, in 1944, he was changed to 2-A classification, "deferred in support of [the] national interest."  That's because he was more valuable to the war effort as a movie star than as. He was briefly changed to 1-A, but the studio appealed and he was changed back to 2-A.  There was a system in place.  John Wayne worked within the system. 

He did nothing illegal, immoral, or unethical.   He did not flee to Canada, change his name, or bribe officials.  He did not dodge the draft.  Millions were given deferments due to war work, farm work, or essential work, or other reasons.  Not everyone needs to join the military during war.   John Wayne also did a USO tour in 1943/44 in the South Pacific to entertain the troops.  He also attempted to join the OSS, but it fell through.   My dad enlisted before Pearl Harbor and was injured in a training accident several years later and medically discharged.   I was in the Army Reserve in the Cold War. We each served in different ways.  John Wayne was a patriot and a great American; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.