I Build Walls

Posted: December 3, 2010 in Pain, Poem
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This is a poem my son wrote, every time I read it I feel his pain he was going through, it always makes me tear up. Brandon wrote this poem when he was about 16 years old, going through a rough part of his life. He is a wonderful Son and I love him very much. Very insightful poem.

Let me know what you think.

I Build Walls

I build walls:

Walls that protect, walls that shield,

Walls that that say I shall not yield or reveal,

Who I am or how I feel.

I build walls:

Walls that hide, walls that cover what’s inside,

Walls that stare or smile or look away,

Silent lies,

Walls that even block my eyes,

From the tears I might have cried.

I build walls:

Walls that never let me truly touch,

Those I love so very much,

Walls that need to fall,

Walls meant to be a fortress are prisons after all.

By  Brandon Colvard

Let’s send a message to the terrorists of just how we here in America are tough on terrorism. I am so pissed off about this and I think you should be too, I can’t think straight.

285 acquittals 1 conviction, unbelievable. They refused even to find him guilty of any sort of terrorism, settling instead for a lone guilty verdict conspiracy to destroy government buildings and property, never mind the 224 dead people. I’m sure the families of the victim’s are completely relieved about the verdict.

This administration is weak in my humble opinion, we need to get back to the patriotism we once had. All this political correctness, re-write our history books, sue for anything, and take blame for nothing society is in for a rude awakening. We used to be a nation that protected each other, helped thy neighbor, now it’s me me me!!!

Remember the attack on pearl harbor? Remember Franklin Roosevelt’s Infamy speech?

“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. (Insert terrorist here) (Remember September 11, world trade center bombings)

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. (Having doubts about the American people and what they think absolute victory means today)

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again. (OOPS! it has a few times)

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.”

Congress and the House’s response: Congressional Declaration of War on Japan

December 8, 1941

JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial Government of Japan and the Government and the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same.

Whereas the Imperial Government of Japan has committed unprovoked acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America:

Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial Government of Japan which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared;
and the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial Government of Japan;
and, to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.

Approved, December 8, 1941, 4:10 p.m. E.S.T.

I wish people could even remember the attacks on the World Trade Center, how soon we forget.

I apologize to all the families who lost loved ones to terrorist attacks here and abroad, we have an administration that apologizes to all the terrorist people and nations, who thinks you can talk to these organization and everything will be OK. Wrong.  Maybe someday we will get a clue, until then look out.

Excellent take on this.

The Obama Administration is again playing politics with our safety and security. Attorney General Eric Holder still will not publicly announce where the trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) will take place. As you remember, he is the admitted mastermind behind the attack on the World Trade Center.  Under the Bush Administration, he agreed to plead guilty to a Military Tribunal. When the Obama Administration took office, they insisted the trials … Read More

via A Patriot From Chowan

The Washington Highway Patrol is cracking down on speeders heading towards the city of Seattle. For the first offense, they give you two Seattle Seahawks tickets. If you get stopped a second time, they make you use them.

 

 

Q. What do you call 47 millionaires sitting around a TV watching the Super Bowl?

A. The Seattle Seahawks.

 

Q. What do the Seahawks and Billy Graham have in common?

A. They both can make 70,000 people stand up and yell ‘Jesus Christ.’

 

Q. How do you keep a Seattle Seahawk out of your yard?

A. Put up a goal post.

 

Q. What do you call a Seattle Seahawk with a Super Bowl ring?

A. A thief.

 

Q. What’s the difference between the Seattle Seahawks and a dollar bill?

A. You can still get four quarters out of a dollar bill.

 

Q. How many Seahawks does it take to win a Super Bowl?

A. Nobody knows and we may never find out!

 

Q. What do the Seahawks and a possum have in common?

A. Both play dead at home and get killed on the road!

 

I can do this because I am a Seahawk Fan for over 25+ Years, 1976 the year they started, to be exact. I go back to the Steve Largent, Jim Zorn, Chuck Knox, days.

 

 This election, Americans all across the country went to the polls and said enough is enough! Americans support the principles of limited government, lower taxes, less regulation, an end to deficit spending, and the repeal of ObamaCare. This holds true except on the extreme left and right coast, I don’t understand why, so if someone can help me with that feel free.  

I am not sure how long it will take for California to wake up and be smart but maybe someday it will happen. We elected a Governor who already failed the people once, and a Lieutenant Governor who would love to turn this state into a sanctuary state just like he did San Francisco, and a Senator who has been in way too long, IMHO.(in my humble opinion).

I have already heard on that businesses are preparing to move out of state because of the election results and how they will affect them.  One such company has over 200 employees and they already secured a new place in Texas. KKLA reported this on Thursday night around 5:00 pm on the Frank Pastore show.

A word of warning to everybody out there that is celebrating this victory, don’t be naïve and think we can sit back and relax now, because we can’t. You know the liberals are already planning for 2012 and we should be strategizing and thinking the same way.   

In closing let me say,  it will take hard work and perseverance to keep the momentum going and insure the newly elected members of Congress make good on their promises. Remember if they fail we fail.

I live in Southern California so I am listing how I am voting here.

Starting with the Propositions.

  • Prop 19) Legalizes Marijuana under California but not Federal law. On this one I plan to vote “Yes” I am still basically Conservative but maybe it will help with the drug cartels on the boarder towns, not to mention it should save money on people serving time for Marijuana convictions. I am not blind that it is going to make us money on taxes but I think it well be a wash.
  • Prop 20) Redistricting of Congressional Districts. I plan to vote “Yes” Turns over drawing congressional district maps to the people where it belongs.
  • Prop 21) Establishes $18.00 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to all State Parks. I plan to vote “No” I think we are taxed in many different ways for this same thing. Example my fishing license cost $ 47.00 basic. They already raised my registration fees.
  • Prop 22) Prohibits the State From Borrowing or Taking Funds used for Transportation , Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. I plan to vote “Yes” Heading off more wasteful government spending.
  • Prop 23) Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions that Cause Global Warming. I plan to vote “Yes”
  • Prop 24) Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. I plan to vote “N0″ Help keep business here in California.
  • Prop 25) Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. I plan to vote “No” Because I feel this gives to much power to one side, Either side.
  • Prop 26) Requires That Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those That Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payers Business. I plan to vote “Yes” This time a “yes” vote fights tax increases.
  • Prop 27) Eliminates State Commission On Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting With Elected Representatives. I plan to vote “No” The political Democratic people put this on the ballot and are contributing big time to stop the people from drawing their Legislative and Congressional districts – don’t let them!

Now for the State Representatives:

There you have it… This is me… This is how I am Voting.

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Posted: November 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

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