Friday, November 26, 2010
I watched a video "How Israel Screens for Terrorists" at online.wsj.com (thank you @TesslerPT for the link). The Israeli security is quick, effective, and so far 100% effective. So why don't we do it that way instead of subjecting all passengers to the most demeaning searches. Well, we can't use profiling because our government accepts the liberal credo that profiling is evil, but evil compared to what? Apparently profiling is a bigger evil than even the deaths of thousands of our citizens as happened on 9/11. That is one of the biggest problems that I have with understanding liberals and how they think. They insist that all of us base our lives and decisions not on the way the real world is but on the way they think the world should be so it would be fair and nice for everyone. As for me, I prefer to make my decisions based on reality since that is where I am living.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The good fortune to be born in the greatest nation in the history of mankind where one is valued as an individual; for parents who taught me right from wrong and instilled in me the values to which I owe much of my success today; for parents who sacrificed so much for their four boys and provided us a safe home where we were loved and had the basic day-to-day necessities and not much else but that is all we really needed; for Harry having the guts to make the most difficult decision to bring WW II to an end so my father would not die in the planned invasion of Japan; for parents still with us in their 80s after 60+ years of marriage although now losing them both slowly day-by-day to Alzheimer's Disease; for my loving wife of 38 years who has been more than I deserve and could ever ask for; for four great kids of whom I am very justifiably proud; for one adorable grandson with another grandchild on the way; for a job I enjoy almost all of the time and hope to retire from; for good health so far which is mostly more evidence of good fortune rather than good care on my part; for countless friends who add so much enjoyment and fullness to my life. For all those reasons and more, I wish a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving to all. And please remember all those serving our nation and their loved ones who cannot be with them to share this Thanksgiving together.