Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to the Military Police

It was a busy week at work so I was remiss in not celebrating the 71st birthday of the United States Army Military Police Corps Regiment. This is my regiment, the one that I served in for my four years as a soldier in the US Army.
The tattoo on the back of my right calf

Military Police soldiers aren't just the law enforcement troops of the Army. When I was in, we pulled site physical security missions at sensitive nuclear & chemical weapons storage facilities abroad and here at home. We guarded the ammunition and supply trains to West Berlin. We were at the DMZ in Korea in the Joint Security Area. We worked with US Customs. We manned Checkpoint Charlie at the Berlin Wall. We did the usual law enforcement missions like regular cops, including anti-drug operations. And we worked closely with the Infantry & Armored Divisions in the combat support mission.

The Military Police Regimental Crest
Our badge, although we stopped wearing them with our uniforms in the early 80's
We perform myriad duties in the Combat Support role, from convoy security to route reconnaissance to Enemy Prisoner of War operations. In Panama, MP's engaged enemy forces to capture key locations, including a large secret weapons storage facility. When the first tanks of The Big Red One rolled into Iraq in Desert Storm, Humvees of the 1st MP Company rolled in with them to set up traffic control points to keep following units from getting lost in the desert. When Iraqi forces signed the surrender, one of my former platoon mates was spotted on CNN guarding the tent where General Stormin' Norman Schwartzkopf accepted the surrender. MPs were the first US troops on the ground in Somalia. Guys I served with were in Bosnia with the United Nations peacekeepers. Military Police soldiers have been heavily involved in combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan since the very beginnings of the Global War on Terror, as well as training local police forces to stand on their own.

SSG Robert Springmann working with his specialized search dog, Freida, as they look for weapons caches during an operation in Naba Safi Village, Iraq, on May 22, 2008. At the time, Springmann was assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade's 178th Military Police Detachment.

 Recently I also learned of another special honor regarding MP soldiers, that of Tomb Sentinel, guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Traditionally this duty has been performed by Infantry soldiers assigned to the oldest continuously active unit in the Army, the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), but when the 289th Military Police Company was attached to the regiment, something unique and special occurred.
 After months of memorizing and reciting the history of Arlington National Cemetery and the Army, of polishing shoes and perfecting her uniform, after hundreds of bone-jarring heel clicks and a grueling written test, Sergeant Heather Lynn Johnsen was awarded her Tomb Sentinel Badge and became the first, and so far only, female Tomb Sentinel at Arlington in 1996.

And most recently, Sergeant Erik McGuire became the first MP in 11 years to wear the Tomb Sentinel Badge when he was officially made a Tomb Sentinel on August 30, 2012.

I am exceedingly proud of my Army service and of my years as a Military Police soldier. Happy Birthday to all my fellow MP's, past & present. Of the troops and for the troops!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: Honey Boo Boo

Depending upon your religious beliefs, the signs of the impending Apocalypse are varied. Some say there are seven signs, and some say ten. There’s also those wonderful harbingers of the Apocalypse, the Four Horsemen; War , Famine, Death, and Pestilence. I’m pretty sure we can now add a Fifth dread rider, and another sign of the Apocalypse: Honey Boo Boo.

I try my best to not watch “reality” television, because, by & large, there’s very little reality involved. Peoples’ real lives are generally too mundane to draw an audience every week, which brings advertising dollars. Thusly, creativity is used by producers and writers to contrive situations guaranteed to draw viewers who are generally just ignorant enough to believe it’s real. Or, like countless others, you watch to see how screwed up other peoples’ lives are and then feel much better about your own life, because they are infinitely more screwed up than you are.

Thus enter the Fifth Rider.

Lo, behold, a Pink Horse, and the name of the Rider was Honey Boo Boo Child.
We can thank the TLC cable network for this train wreck. Ostensibly, TLC stands for The Learning Channel, but lately has become colloquially known as The Freakshow Channel. Sure, we’re learning a few things from their shows on occasion, but by & large their versions of reality are just more & more bizarrely fringe and exploitively sensational.

This was the channel that brought us “19 Kids & Counting”, about the Duggar Family and a mother who treats her uterus as a clown car. They brought is “Sister Wives”, turning fundamentalist Mormon polygamy into mainstream talk show chic. They gave us a trio of tattoo shows in Miami, LA, and NYC, because one can never see too many dramatic tattoo shows. They brought us “Jon & Kate Make 8” and we all watched their marriage crumble after she became a total bitch & he became a walking ad for Ed Hardy gear. Now, in addition to bringing us shows about Amish kids who flee to the real world and endless shows about wedding dresses, they also give us “Abby & Brittany” a show about conjoined twins going to college. Two heads, one body, all the fun in the world.
Nope, not PhotoShopped...and they come across as really well-adjusted, sweet girls.

And then there’s Honey Boo Boo. Lord help us all. This kid, a seven year old named Alana Thompson, is one of those poor unfortunates who are Pageant Kids. I say unfortunate because I think that 99% of the kids who do this are forced into it by parents in some sort of bizarre Munchhausen deal; they weren’t pretty/thin/talented enough to have been in an adult pageant so they shove their kids onstage dressed like mini-hookers to make themselves feel validation.

Paint the kid up like a prosti-tot and she looks a bit like a chubby JonBenet Ramsey, and we all remember how well THAT turned out in the end, don't we?

HBB was the breakout sensation from the show “Toddlers & Tiaras”, and now has her own show of nonsensical dimwittery that seemingly only serves to reinforce a negative stereotype of what people outside the South think of those of us who actually do live in the South. And believe me, as someone who isn't a native Southerner and moved here by choice, I am well aware of what folks think of us down here.

Much was made of the fact that this show garnered a bigger TV audience than the Republican National Convention. The show is rapidly becoming a cottage industry of t-shirts, ringtones, and who knows what else. America loves a good train wreck, and this one is guaranteed to last into a second season before our fickle and deficient attention spans drift toward the next flavor of the day.

Believe it or not there is actually a wide gene pool in this picture.

The show follows Alana and her nicknamed family in their little village of McIntyre, Georgia.. Her mom, June Shannon, is a 33-year old big bundle of, well, June. A bit over 300 pounds, June had all four of her kids, seemingly all by different fathers, before she was 25. She’s shacked up with (but not married to) Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson. He’s 40 and looks 60, with a never-ending supply of chewing tobacco stuffed in his mouth and the ever-present spit bottle in hand. The other three kids are Lauryn, 12, who gets called Pumpkin; Jessica, 15, called Chubbs; and just-turned-18 Anna, known as Chickadee. Incidentally, June is also a grandmother, as Chickadee had a baby of her own in July. Yup, a grandparent at 33. The kids do call June Mama, but always refer to Mike as Sugar, Sugar Bear, or Shugy. The man is never called Mike, or Dad. He is simply a nickname.

Note: Seemingly no info is forthcoming on Lauryn’s father. Some say June’s not even sure who he is. Anna’s father has been in and out of jail, and Jessica’s father did time for sexual exploitation of a child via the Internet making him a registered sex offender. Even Sugar Bear has a record. I sense a theme here. Mom’s been stuck more times than a pincushion & has a penchant for scofflaws. Of course, she has a record, too.

June's mug shot from a few years back....

Taking a cue from History Channel’s hit show “Swamp People”, every episode is subtitled so that people from outside the region can actually follow what’s being said. It's not just the family, either; the employees at the convenience store next to the house are captioned too. After watching a couple seasons, I seldom need the subtitles to follow the Cajun accents on "Swamp People" but I find I actually need the subtitles to make semblance of the mush uttered from the mouths of this family. This is a bit surprising because the town where these folks live is only about 4 hours west of me near Macon, Georgia. These could be the thickest southern accents I have ever encountered, and I live here.

Side Note: They keep referring to the upcoming birth of Chickadee’s baby Kaitlyn as coming out of her
"biscuit" or "moon pie". Can’t say I have ever heard of a vagina referred to as either. Look for Biscuit to become the new Vajayjay for 2012.

Of course, since just being everyday rednecks would lose its shine after a couple episodes, there’s contrived adventures and plots to follow. In an effort to have a gimmick sidekick for HBB at her pageants, the child is given a baby potbelly pig named Glitzy... Seriously. Not a kitten, not a puppy, not a goldfish….a redneck kid gets a tiny pig that screams incessantly when picked up and then craps on the kitchen table.

They send the family to The Redneck Games, a celebration of White Trash Culture and Inbreeding. They send the women folk to get pedicures & spa treatments….bear in mind the condition of the feet on people who generally wander barefoot. The people at the spa were somewhere between disgusted & amused, like most members of polite society they encounter (who need no subtitles). One episode had the family go trash-picking at the town dump (which they called The Department Store), and another highlighted a friend of theirs doing exceedingly dangerous things on his four-wheeler on their way to go mud-bogging. On their anniversary, Sugar & June go out to eat & June is presented with a deer statue (that she could have cared less about) that represented the family’s fondness for eating roadkill deer. 

For entertainment the family will gather as a unit and play “Guess the Breath”, by where one member is blindfolded and forced to guess who just blew their noxious breath into their face. Bear in mind, none of them seems fond of brushing their teeth ever, let alone regularly, and that one of them has a constant wad of chew in his gobbet.

Their idea of “sketty” (Really? Seriously? Is spaghetti that hard to say? Oh, wait; we had to dumb it down to make the show even worse) is to boil noodles, throw several at the wall to test for al dente doneness, add burger, and then make a vile sauce of butter and ketchup rather than opting for Ragu. 

At least one member of the family is flatulent at all times.Seems to be a rule. It seems to be a point of pride. And they are a LOUD family. They shout constantly throughout the house to summon family members rather than just going to get someone in the next room. HBB herself always seems to be shouting in her clips, usually some trademark soundbyte phrase like “You better redneck-ognize!”.

Of course, most of the action surrounds the child, who usually passes as a sweet kid being being used as a meal ticket by her family, and at others she comes across as a bit of an obnoxious center-of-attention-type, spouting mildly inappropriate things like “A dolla makes me holla”, and “I want some mon-ayyyyy”. Maybe because the kid is often hopped up on GoGoJuice, a home made blend of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, given to her to get her hopped up before pageants.

The Apocalypse is Nigh...

Opinion-wise, I’m torn. Part of me says this is a family being exploited for their hick naivete, and part says no one is that white trash and this is all contrived, with them being part & parcel to the hoodwinking of the viewing public. I’m thinking they might just be clever white trash who found a meal ticket and are using it to ride the gravy train till it derails. Rumor has it that the reason June won’t marry Sugar is that if she married him the child support from the other BabyDaddies will stop. Gotta get paid, y’know. Sources say they got between $20,000 and $40,000 to do the first season of ten shows, and now they want $10,000 per episode for season two. And they'll get it, too. I bet this show will draw more viewers than Idol this year.

BREAKING NEWS: Sugar Bear was in an ATV accident whilst mud bogging and his leg wound was so infected it was almost amputated. Today we learned he will not lose the leg. And in further developments, we have learned that the grandchild, Anna/Chickadee’s daughter Kaitlyn, was born with an extra thumb on one hand. Seriously. I wouldn't make this up.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 the shores of Tripoli.....

Liberals love to call those of us on the Right war mongers and violent. They think all we want to do is bomb people to dust.

I’m in favor of force when necessary, not random bullying. But, then again, you can’t use facts or reason to speak to Liberals.

Let’s see…our Nobel Peace Prize President campaigned on closing Guantanamo Bay…’s still open.
He said he’d bring back our troops from Iraq, and three years later declared the war won and started bringing people home when the place was still in shambles. Baghdad gets lit up by car bombs almost daily.

US troops are still dying in Afghanistan, but Obama has told our enemies exactly when we’ll leave so that they can take over again. Meanwhile we keep getting killed by our enemies and our allies alike.

Obama sent US advisers to help with the civil war in Uganda. We also have Special Forces advisers in the Philippines helping to contain anti-government rebels.

Obama praised the riots in Egypt that ousted President Hosni Mubarek. No angel, by far, Mubarek at least was a stable leader who kept a thirty-year peace with Israel. Then Obama went golfing a few dozen times as the Islamic fundamentalist group The Muslim Brotherhood took over the country and started cracking down on Western ways and Egyptian Christians and Coptics, and are about to start tearing down historic treasures like the Great Pyramids claiming they are an affront to Allah. 

Yesterday rioters broke into our embassy compound in Cairo, tore down the American flag and shredded it, and replaced it with an Al Qaeda flag. In response, Obama APOLOGIZED to Islam.

Yesterday, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel asked Obama for a meeting. Y’know, since we’re supposed to be their ally and all…so what did Obama do? Said NO, and then rolled off to do an appearance on Letterman. Much more important, y’know.

We gave assistance to Libyan rebels to topple Muammar Khadaffi and sat idly by as a mixed bag of thugs, ne’r-do-wells, Muslim Brotherhood types and Al Queda rejects took over the country. Today, the US Ambassador to Libya is dead, along with three staffers, after a rocket attack. 

Protesters today burned US flags in Tunisia.

Where’s Obama? Headed to Vegas for a fund raiser.

On 9-11, Obama said a few quick words, laid a wreath, and hauled ass. His lapdog Joe Biden, ever the intelligent speaker when he isn’t bouncing a biker chick on his lap for a photo op, said 9-11 was “bittersweet”. WTF is that supposed to mean? Meanwhile, Mitt Romney addressed the military and the nation at the National Guard Convention in Reno like a true leader.

Obama even comes across as a douchebag on Twitter

Last month, we sent 200 Marines to Guatemala to fight drug lords. Today we sent in a 50-man Marine special ops unit from a FAST Company to Libya. From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, indeed.

Remember how big of a COLOSSAL FAILURE Obama is on November 6th.  

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012. Otherwise, we’re doomed.

The Freedom Tower on 9-11

The perfect picture to go with my 9-11 post below......

Monday, September 10, 2012

9-11, Eleven years on

Every year for the past five years I've done a commemorative article post about 9-11.

In 2007, I covered the aspect of "Where Were You on 9-11?". Read it here.

In 2008, I railed against the media not showing pictures of what really happened. Read it here.

In 2009, I talked about how years later, the events still affect us deep down. Read it here.

In 2010, I wanted to know where the memorial was. Read it here.

Last year I looked at how divided we've become as a nation. Read it here.

This year, rather than dwell on the past I want to give some hope for the future. A friend of mine, Joe Steinerman, lives in the Alphabet City area of the Lower East Side and he watched 9-11 unfold from a rooftop on 25th & 5th Avenue. Over the past few months Joe has been sharing in photographs the progress being made on the new Freedom Tower going up at the old WTC site.

In my opinion, it's a more aesthetically appealing design than the boxy original towers, and it's coming along nicely.

Taken in September of 2011

Taken in April of 2012

Taken in June of 2012

Taken in early August 2012

While we will never, EVER, forget what happened or those who were lost, it's also good to heal and look to a brighter future.

"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."---Abraham Lincoln, excerpted from the Gettysburg Address

I also want to take a moment to mention that not everyone who died connected to 9-11 passed on that day. Another friend of mine in NYC, Dave Hawkins, lost his brother six years later. NYPD Detective Kevin G. Hawkins, aged 42, died of kidney cancer, which he contracted after inhaling toxic chemicals and materials while working hundreds of hours at Ground Zero. Detective Hawkins had served with the New York City Police Department for 20 years and was assigned to Mayor Bloomberg's Security Detail.

Detective Hawkins had served with the department for 20 years, and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife and three children. Rest in peace, Kevin.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I met Obama and we had a beer summit!!!!

I love it when comments come 4 years later...

Obviously, this blogsite of mine is a labor of love. I don't get paid to write or give my opinions. I don't even pimp it out with advertisements. Would I love to be a paid opinion-giver? Sure, but until then, I have a day job and this is my side hobby. I do, however, wish I had more comments on my articles sometimes.It can occasionally be disheartening to spend several hours sometimes putting an article together in my sparse spare time and then getting no feedback on it. Sure, we all love the validation of a pat on the back, but sometimes even a dissenting opinion still lets me know folks are reading. I get traffic, mind you, lots of it actually, but seldom do I get real comments. Such is life.

That said, I just got an anonymous comment from someone who came across an article I wrote FOUR YEARS AGO, on August 2, 2008. In said article, I praised Jon Voight for his outspoken criticism of then-candidate Obama. It was refreshing to see a Hollywood Conservative.

Last week, Jon spoke at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Something tells me that my new commenter was actually trolling the Interwebz for articles pertaining to last week's speech and came across mine by accident. Regardless, this is what I received:
Anonymous said...This plays well to the crazies, but what about the people who actually know what socialism is, or who know that Obama is seated well to the right of Richard Nixon on the political scale?

And this was my response:

 Are you seriously holding Richard Nixon up as the paragon example of a Republican to compare against B-Hussein the Obamessiah? At least pick someone alive, instead of a disgraced criminal from 50 years ago. And are you speaking from experience as a Socialist? 

I don't exactly consider myself a crazy. I'm really not even remotely close to being "fringe" on the Right. I'm not religious, I have no problem with gays, I don't have a stockpile of ammo in a bunker with food for a year waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse, and I haven't eaten at a Chik-Fil-A in a looooong time. But I do want Obama out of the Oval Office. Period. End Quote. Thanks for reading, though. I appreciate the comment even if I disagree with you.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Someone handed me a Leftist propaganda leaflet...

The other night while I was bringing dinner to my wife up at her work, a fellow came in and was asking directions to the Tuskegee Airmen’s monument in town. For those unaware, my sleepy little village in the South Carolina Lowcountry was once home to a training airfield for the pioneering black airmen of World War Two, and there’s a small memorial & monument up at the airfield for them.

She gave the fellow directions, and after he thanked her he started to leave but then turned around and handed a little photocopied sheet to her, me, and a couple of her customers. I fully expected it to be some religious broadsheet from the JW’s, the LDS, or some other missionary-esque sect, but it was worse…far, far worse. It was a homegrown propaganda leaflet that basically compared Mitt Romney to the Devil and urged me to vote for The Dear Leader Himself, Barack Hussein Obama, Blessed Be His Name (Obamahu Akbar!)

Take yourself a gander here at this little gem of uneducated propaganda. This self-styled Joseph Goebbels should have done some fact-checking before shelling out dough at Kinko’s to copy this crapfest. No, wait…probably copied for free on the taxpayer’s dime at a local school…..

Let’s go through this, shall we?
1.      Please make copies and pass them out. Translated: I spent my benefit money on other things and can’t go to Kinko’s, and I need more Kool Aid Drinkers to help me spread the lies.
2.      Mitt Romney is for the Rich Only. Really? Seems to me like he’s for America and a better economy. If he was just for the rich he’d say “Screw you, I’m just going to stay home & be rich”. It's only okay to be rich if you're a Hollywood Democrat Liberal, right?
3.      ROMNEY IS WORSE THAN BUSH!!! How do you know? And how is he worse than Bush? Worse at what? Give me some facts, dude. Oh, wait; you CAN’T. And besides, when has a Leftist ever been bothered to use facts?
4.      You, Your Parents, Grand Parents, and Children will SUFFER. Um,my grandparents are all dead and I have no children. My folks and I are already suffering from Obama’s failures and the failures of the Left. Or are you threatening us? We’ll suffer if we don’t do what the Left says?
5.      Many Seniors and Children Might Die. From what? How? Why? They may not die.We all die eventually, but grandiose fear-mongering is just stupid. Um….many might die if Obamacare goes into full effect. I’m sure that’s what you meant, right?
6.      Because He Wants to: Oh, wait, this awkward sentence fragment goes with #5 and is supposed to preface 7-10.
7.      Cut Medicare. Really? What about the $760 MILLION in Medicare cuts included in Obamacare? Riddle me that one.
8.      Cut Social Security. Dude, SS is already broke. More people are ON it than are paying INTO it.
9.      Cut Food Stamps. I detect a theme here. You’re scared shitless that someone is going to end all your freebies and benefits and handouts and entitlements, right? Obama has put more people on food stamps than anyone in history. It’s also the most mismanaged and abused benefit program I know of.
10.  Raise Taxes on the Middle Class. Really? I do believe the man is in favor of tax breaks for everyone, including the middle class, whereas Obama wants to tax everyone to death, all the while redefining what “rich” is to justify it.
And this next section of crappery just SLAYS me. He also:
11.  Might start another war because of conquering/uneasy/uncertain personality. WTF? Where are we getting this from? Where in your vast medical expertise do we get the clinical diagnosis that Romney has a conquering personality? WTF is an uneasy or uncertain personality? How about Obama keeping the war in Afghanistan going after he said (just to get elected mind you) that he would bring the troops home? What about his weekly drone strikes(not that I’m against them when necessary)? He sent “advisers” into Uganda to help their civil war. He helped the rebels in Libya overthrow Khadaffi. He;s sitting still in an uneasy & uncertain fashion while Assad kills his own people in Syria. He just sent Marines to Guatemala to fight drug traffickers. Shall I go on?
12.   Will not protect Hispanics’ rights. Oh? I was unaware that Hispanics had special rights that differed from those of other Americans. Or are you using the word “Hispanic” to mean Illegal Alien? Are you trying to stir up something with racist undertones by implying that all Hispanics are illegals? Illegal aliens don’t get the same rights as American CITIZENS…unless Liberals are in charge and just hand out everything to everyone pell mell. And you are aware that Romney has family roots in Mexico, and his father was born in Mexico to American missionaries?
13.  Will cut student loans. Well, the government under Obama took over the student loan programs, so that means that under Obama they just kept handing out more & more money to students to go further into debt. Look, colleges are out to make money all the while claiming that they are there to educate kids. Making it easier for kids to go further into debt before they can get good jobs entices colleges to jack up tuition so kids go farther in the hole paying tuition….most graduates leave college with a mountain of loan debts and no jobs. They end up paying out more in loan repayments than they do in mortgages. Making it more competitive to get student loans might just cause schools to compete for students and thus reduce tuition to bring people in. Maybe not. I’m a dropout so I dunno. What I do know is that the government need not be in charge of student loans.That’s a STATE problem not a FEDERAL one.
14.  Will stop meals on wheels. I think it’s a great program. Shouldn’t it be a private nonprofit not run by the government but rather a part of the private sector? Look at other non-profits that help the needy. Goodwill, for example. If we do it the Leftist way, folks will be getting free clothes from the government too. The American Red Cross…should the Feds dole out blood to people? The government simply cannot afford to spoon-feed every single citizen from cradle to grave. I know it sucks but reality sucks. Cuts and restructuring gotta happen. I’m not saying eliminate it, but rather let it become its own entity.
15.  VOTE NOVEMBER 6th Reelect President Obama. Oh, I’ll be voting alright, but not for him. No way in Hell.
16.  Call, facebook, email, or text your FRIENDS-NOW. Because propaganda leaflets are toilet paper and birdcage liners.
17.  Take 2 additional people to the voting booths with you. How about bringing two registered voters with you? No? Just people, huh? Who cares if they’re registered voters or not…just bring them. We’re Leftists; we’ll let dead people vote. God forbid anyone be allowed to check their ID. That’s racist. Besides, showing up in strength might intimidate people into not voting against Obama, right? Just as the New Black Panther Party. But that’s not racist….
18.  Also Watch MSNBC 6PM EST; 5PM CST. Are you mothereffing kidding me? I wouldn’t watch that Leftist network if you paid me. And at 6PM, that means you actually think I’d watch AL SHARPTON’s show? Are you HIGH? A known liar and self-serving race-baiter & media whore? No freakin’ way, pal.
19.  Over- Aldorso. Because, of course, we gotta have the reverse in Spanish. Look, if you can’t speak English, you can’t read the ballot, but that’s what you want, right? Politically-ignorant people who get fed the line of “Senor Romney, bad, Senor Obama, good”. If you can’t read the ballot, you shouldn’t be voting. 

Nope. No way. I cannot in good conscience as a loyal citizen of the United States of America, vote for him.

As for me:      ROMNEY/RYAN 2012….To save America. To save ourselves. To save the future.