A Republic, if you can keep it

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Is it just me or have a lot of folks forgotten what Memorial Day was meant to be? It seems to me that a lot of them feel it's a time to throw some meat on the fire and have a few beers with their friends. Chances are we will have a cookout some time this weekend but most of the time will be spent thinking about those that have paid for our freedom with their lives.

My Mothers Brother, Richard L. Goforth (An Uncle I never got a chance to meet) was killed in action on June, 19, 1944 while serving on the U.S.S. South Dakota BB-57. I heard from one of her crew members that she was the first United States Ship to fire on Japans mainland during WW II. If my count isn't off 87 men lost their lives whilhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gife serving aboard the
USS South Dakota between 1942 and 1945.
That is just a few of the list of thousands that have gave their lives protecting the freedoms we have today. If you'd like, go to the Photo Pages and see the faces of the crew of Battle Ship X. Some of her crew members have posted their E-mail addresses. You can contact them to say thank you for all you've done.

Thanks go to;
The U.S.S. South Dakota

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Obama Has Changed His Position

We've all heard Obama gave the order for the Navy Seals to take out the worlds best known terrorist,Osama Bin Laden. That sure gave Obama's approval ratting a much needed boost. I'm sure all of us could find someone that would be willing to argue about when, where and how Bin Laden died. Some might even say he is not dead at all. If Bin Laden isn't dead why would Obama say he is? I'm sure these debates will continue for quite some time even after Bin Laden's death is no longer headline news. I have a feeling that most folks would get a great feeling of relief knowing he was dead no matter how he died.

The headlines that jumped out and smacked me this morning were,Under pressure on gas prices,Obama shifts on domestic drilling,and,Cheers, jeers for Obama’s drilling push. Drill baby drill, Obama's bringing the gas prices down! That sounds a lot better than that mileage tax Obama was supporting earlier this week. I wouldn't count on those lower gas prices just yet. I have a strange feeling that by the time the Interior Department testing is all over and done with ( God only knows how long that could take) there will be a lot of new reasons (to go along with the old ones) for not drilling. Who knows, by the time the test results are in, and studied carefully Obama could be into his second term. Being the man that did Osama in and getting us headed towards lower gas prices is sure to get him re-elected. I'm afraid he still has a lot to do to get my vote.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to, The Hill

I'm Back, again.

I'm back, again. Some things have changed around here while I was gone, others remain the same. I'll fill you in on all that later. Until then.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.