Old Sgt's Out "Post"

As the Title suggests I am a vet, and proud of it, and proud of all those that wear the uniform of the United States of America. You name it we'll talk about it. Politics, sports and much more. However, I am also very interested in what is happening to this great country of ours, politically and socially...So SOUND OFF PRIVATE!!!

The Stars and Stripes

The Stars and Stripes
Respect Her, Defend Her, and Cherish what she stands for.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


So far this year, little in Congress has been accomplished, by either side. The Republicans are in charge of all three areas of the decision and law making entities of our government. They control the Senate, be it by a very narrow margin. They control the House, and picked up or retained the four seats that were up for special elections. The Republicans have been getting slow basted by the Democrats at pretty much every turn. As they have slowed Trump's appointments to his cabinet as well as his appointees for Judgeships and US Attorney's. The Republicans have passed, though little mention of it is in the news, some 39+ bills. So when one steps back away from the ill-fated Russia/Trump Collusion or Obstruction charges, what exactly have the Democrats done during their first six months under the Trump Administration?

The answer is nothing of notice. Oh sure they will go along with some of the changing of a local post offices' name, or maybe recognizing a special person from their state on the Senate or House floor. But when it comes to doing the work of the people, that have failed on levels never before seen. The Democrats have been hanging on the "hope" that the investigations into Trumps' team or connections with Russia will bring up something to impeach him over, maybe even on the level of Obstruction of an investigation. All of which have been unproven on all levels by the "Intelligence" community thus far.

The legacy of Obama known as "Obamacare" or ACA, is in a death spin that is obvious to all except the Democrats who stand by their failing program. However, as of late there are some members of Congress that are coming to the reality that they will be having elections coming up very soon as the midterms will quickly be upon us. Some of these Democrats, I will not mention their names as some of them have not stepped forward publicly, are more than willing to step up and work with the Republicans to help accomplish certain bills and items that are directly concerning to their constituents. The President has reached out to the Democrats to join them and work together on replacing the failing Obamacare, to wit the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have said flatly they will not do as long as the repeal to replace terms are in the contract. Little do they realize that they, the Democrats, still own the ACA and everything that goes with it.

Now that we have covered the failing Democrats and their ineptitude to move forward, let's look at the Republicans. Yes, them good ole boys that begged the voters to give them the House, and then the Senate four to six years ago. Then last year, sixteen Republicans took to the field in an attempt to become the

next president. Out of the rubble rose a winner, President Donald Trump. As we all know, if you have followed any social media, there are plenty out there that did not want Trump to get elected, but did. So within the party are those aristocrats that feel they are obliged to obstruct or make every attempt to defame him. You remember, the #NEVERTRUMP folks. The problem is they are, by their own choice, members of the Republican Party. Yes, that includes the ever-rumbling Tea Party Congress members as well. It is an embarrassment to all Republicans that the different factions within the party are at constant odds with each other.

The Tea Party don't agree with the moderates. The moderates don't agree with the hard right, and the charade goes on. Understand this Republicans, you were put there to complete your promises to YOUR constituents. Repeal and Replace Obamacare seems to be your major hurdle. For the last eight years, we have stood by and listened to you want to repeal and replace. For eight years you have had a chance to come together and at least come up with a formidable solution. Sure it would take some tweaking, all bills do. But to have nothing when you come to the table is inexcusable. At one point in the last three years, you actually did come up with a bill for healthcare, which was quickly vetoed by Obama. So at that point, you gave up. But even worse than that, when Trump won the election in November of 2016, you had a solid three months knowing that you had retained the Senate and the House, but again rolled over in your basking in victory forgetting about what you promised. Until after the inauguration.

For three months there was bickering back and forth between the factions about what should be done first. Meanwhile, the President was following through on the promises he made, at least as much as he could without Congressional responsibilities. Then, to everyone's astonishment, Rep. Paul Ryan went behind the back and behind locked doors to come up with his version, not Trumps, of healthcare. To which all kinds of hell broke loose over how it was done. After pulling it from the floor of the House for not having near enough votes, you threw it back out there about a month later. The CBO gave it bad ratings. But then again the CBO has not been right on very much of anything, including Obamacare. Which, by the way, stands up to its normal abilities to look into the future.

So the bill was crammed through with the Vice President breaking the tie (very sad when you have the majority and can't get pass a tie). Then it was thrown to the Senate, where, by the way, almost every Senator said it was dead upon arrival. Not just the Democrats, but Republicans as well. The Senate decided that they would make up their own bill instead of working with the one sent to them by the House. Yesterday, Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, said that they were going to have to put off any vote on it until after the 4th of July break. So again, we see that it was done behind doors with limited input and or access. Again, this faction saying one thing and another faction saying another as to why they won't vote in favor of the bill.

I have a direct answer to Obamacare that would take care of all this repeal and replace garbage that no one can agree on. REPEAL it. The government should not be involved in the insurance business. It is not an entitlement, program, or government enrichment. You say, what about preexisting conditions? That could be handled by a simple stroke of the pen. The free market, not government controlled market, is what will bring the premiums down as well as deductibles. The people will determine what level of insurance is right for them by working through or negotiating with the respective insurance companies. It would open up competition among the companies. causing them to look for the lowest rates possible. Prior to the government getting involved, the cost of insurance was not an issue. The cost of drugs was. Here again, the President can establish a regulatory board to watch over the pharmaceutical end of things. Find out why one can go north into Canada and get the same drugs, by the same manufacturer, in the same quantity, for a lot less than what is being charged in the United States. 

Open up the state borders to allow insurance companies to do business across the state lines. This too will allow the costs to come down as it will enhance competition. Leave Medicare and Social Security alone and work the Welfare program a different way. Yes, there are people that will need the assistance of some welfare programs. Supplement the states where assistance is needed, to a certain amount. The government was not established to support all of us as children getting an allowance. The states can still apply for grants for assistance. However, on the Welfare, limit it like you do unemployment. You can get it for "x" number of months and if you are able to work, you must seek out employment. There are too many people that are on the Welfare Program that should not be. They are more than capable of working and should contribute to the betterment of their society. Those that have paid into Medicare and Social Security deserve what they have put in. Most Social Security recipients haven't had a monthly increase in years and when it did come it was swallowed up by the taking away from other benefits.

These are just a few ways that changes could be made. Stop trying to make America a welfare state where the government controls so much of our lives. But, for those that we have elected and placed into Congress to speak for us and do the work of the people. But those that we have elected have to pull their collective heads out and start working together, on both sides of the aisle. There is a movement that is calling for a convention of the states to take action against those in our nation's capital. A movement that is clearly covered and supported in the Constitution. This just might be what needs to be done to get America back from the lobbyists, lifetime politicians and make it clear to them that we the American people are fed up and not willing to accept Washingon D.C.'s inability to accomplish the will of the people.

So, Mr. and Mrs. Politician in Washington D.C., what say you? Do you want to continue to procrastinate or do you want to get off your butts and earn that $100,000+ a year you earn?

 Your choice, our decision. Think about it.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


On Tuesday, November 8th, America went to the polls to elect a new President and Vice President. Throughout the course of the night, millions stayed awake to find out whether Hillary Clinton, the Democrat nominee, or Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, would become the next President of the United States. When the night was over, Donald Trump emerged as the victor and the 45th President of the United States. Millions rejoiced as their candidate had won the election and looked forward to a new direction for our nation. At the same time, millions took to the streets to protest the election, which was held legally and within the manner for which or Constitution set forth.

However, those that took to the streets to protest the election did so as a minority group. They do not speak for the nation. Were there those that were not happy with the results? Yes. But those that are protesting are in the minority. As elections go, there are winners and there are losers. Past elections have always turned out this way, almost all of them never resulted in people taking to the streets to do property damage, interfere with the highway and road system of the nation and most importantly, they never threatened bodily harm to those whose ideas differed from theirs.

Today, across the nation there are people being drug from their cars and are being beaten by groups of, shall we say, miscreants whose only purpose in life is to object to everything and everyone that is of a different color than they are or that they voted for someone other than who they voted for. The one thing I have noticed on this level is that the miscreants always need to travel in groups or gangs, never alone. Why? If you are not man enough to do it as a man, your actions can only be interpreted as that of a gang mentality. Which by the way has no reason or stand when boiled down to the basics of WHY.

I have seen news reports of these people protesting and when they were asked why they would basically dish out the talking points of the losing party. No basis for their thoughts could be proven, they just wanted to protest. Many of them stated they did not like the new President-Elect or what he stood for. Some said that he didn't have the right demeanor to be the president. I would venture to guess that is because his thoughts were different than theirs. Or the way he parted his hair was offensive. But when it is all boiled down to the raw facts, it comes out like this.

We, as a nation, have raised a generation of basically spoiled humans. People that believe their beliefs or "rights" trump yours. Regardless what they are. If you differ from them you are wrong. Since when in the annals of history did we give birth to so many perfect people? People who are always right, even when wrong. People who think they are owed something when they have not worked for it. People who fear words but project worse through their actions. The mantra of the protestors is "He's not my President". Really? He was elected by a political process that has been in place for over 200 years and has worked out pretty good seeing as how we are still one of the leading nations on the face of the earth. You don't agree with him. That is your right under our form of government. Try voicing those opinions in a few other countries that does not allow these simple rights. Your resting place would normally be in a cell as a traitor, or in an unmarked grave somewhere in the vast wilderness of that country.

Celebrities are running around spewing the rest of the world is laughing at us. They are right. But they are laughing at the people doing the protesting. If you do not agree with our way of life and our election methods, you are free to leave and find a country that more suits your needs to feel important. I wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of these things. As you will find in your journey, there is no other place out there that offers up the same opportunities as we do here in America, with the exception of maybe Canada. But I really don't think Canada would take all of you.

There are always going to be winners and losers. Always. The difference between being an adult and accepting defeat and being some ill-informed, uneducated trouble maker is one is an adult and the other is probably someone that has been spoon fed by the government all their lives where they had to really provide nothing for themselves.

What we are seeing in the streets with the rioting and burning is not America. It is not what millions want to come to America for. Except those that wish to destroy her. For it is these few miscreants who want to try and change to world to their personal point of view and not be able to think for themselves. Democracy is but one generation away from failure. Will these individuals be the reason for the loss of that democracy or will civil minds prevail and secure the union to continue to prosper?

Whether we like it or not, Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States. Be diligent in tracking what he does or does not do. That is your right and privilege to do so. But do not tink that a nation will change for a very small minority of its population. Protesting is great, it is what we were built around with our struggles with England in the beginning. Rioting and infringing on the rights of others is not. Of course there is always the other way out...LEAVE. If we are not good enough for you, perhaps it is time for you to locate another country that is better suited for you. I am sorry my beliefs and thoughts hurt you, not. I am sorry you feel that you are special and do not have to live under the same rules as me. I will not be sorry if you decide to leave. I for one will not change who I am or what I stand for. If that upsets you, get over it. A president is elected. He is the President of the United States, which means he presides over all that chose to live here. Is the hint getting a little stronger?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Well Heck It Only Took Eight Years

Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Artist Calls President a Failure
The artist behind the iconic ‘Obama Hope’ poster says the president failed to meet expectations.
Shepard Fairey, who’s now a Bernie Sanders supporter, says that after Obama won the presidency, he went “quiet on a lot of things” he promised while running for office.
“I think history will be fairly kind of his presidency but I want things to move further in the direction that he promised as a campaigner,” he said. “He’s been more outspoken in the last 18 months.”

From the Mouths Of Idiots - More Clinton Lies and Distortions

Hillary is Her Own Worst Enemy When It Comes To Flip Flopping

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Clinton Doing A Trump in 1996 - No Eyebrows Raised

  • http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/05/17/1996_flashback_bill_clinton_talks_like_trump_on_immigration_we_are_a_nation_of_laws.html   

  • NumbersUSA pulls quotes from Bill Clinton talking illegal immigration and the problem of border control and being a nation of laws from his 1996 State of the Union which shows a striking comparison to what presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been saying about the subject. 
  • From Clinton's 1996 State of the Union address: But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
  • Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.
  • The Choice Is Yours and Yours Alone

    Throughout the Primary elections of 2016 for the Office of the President, candidates have been blasting each other with insinuations, dirty politics, and inflammatory rhetoric. This is taking place on the Democrat side as well as the Republican side of the race. Some of the attacks have been fact based while others are something that had to be dreamt up by some two year old that everyone got a chuckle out of. Most of it has been covered in the Main Stream Media with their various slants either for or against it and of course with their bias-isms in full view for all to hear and read.

    The voter, you remember him/her, the ones that pull the lever or make their mark are the final say in how a candidate is doing or how he/she is favored. It is you, America, that has to muddle through all the trash and truth that has hit the news and social media to make the decision you feel is best for you. On Social Media this has to be one of the most nasty and contentious election years on record. Yes, even out doing the elections of the 1950's and 1960's. Ads of total destruction, loss of morality, loss of freedoms and especially those that tout who will have their finger on the almighty button. The Democrat party has had a fairly inauspicious race with just two candidates making the run. One is a long time Senator who has been in politics for over 20 years and declares himself a Socialist. The other has served as the First Lady, a Senator, a failed Presidential Candidate and somewhat contested term as Secretary of State. Though both run on the party ticket, their positions on the issues are as far left and right as they could get for that Party. Who would have thought that after 40+ states there would still be two candidates in the race. 

    On the other side of the aisle, the Republican side, it started out with 17 candidates. There were Senators, former senators, governors and former governors and one real-estate mogul. Through the debates and the states primaries they started falling to the wayside one by one. Then it came down to four candidates, then three and finally just one. The real-estate mogul. There are a variety of feelings toward the sole runner for the Republican nominee. Some feel he is on the road of destroying the party. Some feel that he is the only one that can bring the party together. All-be-it with a major reconstructing of the party. Some feel that their particular candidate was cheated out of their run for the presidency. Some feel that the difference between the candidates, in the overall perspective, weren't that much apart. But regardless of where their favorite is now is due to the voting of the American populace, one party is on the verge of declaring their nominee and the other party (through what some call dishonest manipulation) is preparing to claim theirs.

    Many in both parties have had it with the rank-in-file in Washington D.C. Feeling that they have been rejected by the party elites. And in so many ways rightly so. For the first time in American history, a black man was elected to the highest office in the land eight years ago. He came promising to change the fundamentals that the country was founded on and built on for over two hundred years. Though many will make challenge on which way this president has taken America, both parties are tired of the non effective workings going on in the nations capital. And it has played hard on the voters as to what direction the country needs to go or should go as most feel it is headed in the wrong direction. 

    The next four to eight years falls upon the shoulders of the American people. Regardless of your party affiliation or which candidate sounds best to you, you, yes you, will be totally responsible for the future of our country. Will America rise up from the ashes of the last eight years? Will we maintain our military presence around the world, even though we are at the lowest count in military numbers since before World War II? Will the country become the strong nation that it once was; that was respected around the world as the leader in democracy? Or will it continue as many see it as becoming less and less of a leader in the world. The final tally will fall on the shoulders of the American people. Regardless of which party you belong to. Regardless of what you might think of the nominee for your party, failure to vote will negate your right to voice an opinion of the outcome. For those that sit on the sidelines and do nothing have nothing to complain about.

    As an American citizen, I will vote. I will vote for the candidate I feel is best for the country. I encourage all Americans to not sit out this election year. As it just could be the final vote of a free society. Does that sound a little dramatic? If it does, I would encourage you to think about it a little harder and take off the blinders of your party and vote with your brain and heart. Right or Left the call is yours and yours alone.

    Friday, September 04, 2009

    What comes next?

    Ya know, I haven't posted on here in a long time. And I have really tried to give President Obama some time to get settled in to see what he is going to do. But, I have really had enough. Here you have a guy that ran on balancing the budget, better health care, safer streets and America, and he is adding TRILLIONS of dollars to the debt, trying to take away health care rights, demoralizing our troops and giving amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Is this how we fix America? By giving it away!!!

    There hasn't been a day go by since he took office that he hasn't put put America down in one form or another. He has declared that we are no longer a Christian Nation, he has or is trying to give government the control over our health care rights, be has "bought" the automobile industry and they now control it, and they have wasted millions of our tax dollars to bail out Banks that have opened their vaults to fraud, bad mishandling of our money there, and loaned out millions of dollars to dead beat immigrants that are here illegally any way. Our military will be feeling the bite soon as the Democrats start their downsizing and disregard for our troops.

    Why is the economy so bad...it ain't Bush! It is the new Dems in control of America. Watch out America, piece by piece we are going down the tubes and that is just what our enemies want to hear and see. It is easier that way.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009

    CHARLEY 747

    In Memory of Patriot Guard Rider of Oklahoma, Veteran, Husband, Father and Brother

    Charles "Charley747" Reno

    Ride On Angels Wings
    Gone now but not forgotten
    Forever in our dreams
    Everyday the Sun shines for you
    Everyday the roads are dry
    The straights go on forever
    The bends are as you dream
    There are no more pains
    There are no more worries
    You will be there at every party
    You will take part in every race
    You will stand there on the podium
    You will race with the stars
    you will ride upon Gods pillion
    And if Angels ride on Harleys
    Then you will surely travel far
    On Earth You were My Brother
    And now you are a Star
    so glide on heavens highway
    And lead the train up front
    One day you will be waiting
    And together we will ride
    Once more again as Brothers
    The white line side by side