American Pride Day…….canceled!

Are you aware that no other country takes in immigrants, pays for many of them, teaches racism in its own forefathers, teaches sex education in very young grades, tells kids it’s okay not to stand for The Pledge, etc, etc., and then DOES THIS?

What kind of country survives that? (Answer: none)

Are we totally insane?   I think so.

american pride

OK… I still love this country but, admittedly, don’t feel quite the pride I felt 10 years ago and every minute of every year before that…I might not feel that intense pride, but….. don’t teach our kids America doesn’t come first!  Kids need to think their country is the best, kids need to feel SAFE.
Z

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39 Responses to American Pride Day…….canceled!

  1. jerrydablade says:

    Oh no, say it isn’t so Jackson Hole. Wyoming!?? Crazy. That town has always been at the top of my list for places where I wished I lived after a ‘Griswold’ family trip in 2005.

    Regarding that American pride, I watched a bio on Ronald Reagan with my 21-yr-old son about a month ago (sorry if i already mentioned this) He stated later that he wished he was around back then when there was a reason to feel patriotic. How sad, really, what has been done to this country. We still feel pride for the idea of America, not whatever it is these socialists and school administrators have left us with.

  2. John M. Berger says:

    “AMERICAN PRIDE”
    That seems to be the fastest growing oxymoron in today’s lexicon!

  3. silverfiddle says:

    I know, the first reaction is, Wyoming? But Jackson Hole has been Californicated.

    Leftwing progressive Californians spill out from their failed socialist experiment and spread their contagion to other states. My own Colorado will BE California in probably another decade or two.

    The rats and cockroaches are nibbling away at the the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which is the final, thin dam standing between taxpayers and a deluge of liberal spending by out of control politicians and bureaucrats.

  4. Kid says:

    “over fears it might upset students who don’t consider themselves to be American”

    Teachers can apparently perform their own colonoscopies on a daily basis.

  5. John M. Berger says:

    @SF,
    “My own Colorado will BE California in probably another decade or two.”
    With all due respect, my friend, I thought that [we] are already there.

  6. Lisa says:

    So everyone who migrates here still can have pride in their own countries by displaying those flags but not for the country that opened it’s arms to them?
    There are just so many things wrong with this.
    I think people would have more respect for America if Americans still had respect for it.

  7. geeez2014 says:

    Jerry…yup, Jackson HOLE…which has now, come to think of it, adapted well to the HOLE in its name! Your son sounds like such a good young man….regarding his faith, as well, if I remember correctly. That was inspiring.

    JMB: Oxymoron,indeed.
    And yes, there are Californians who look at Coloradans as the ‘fruit and nuts’ these days. I wish people remembered how very close our elections are and how good Conservatives have won here in the past….and I wish you all knew the amazing Conservatives I know just here in L.A.. There are parts of California which are very Conservative, by the way.

    SF: Pot isn’t legal in California. Except medicinal. Brother! I didn’t know you had quite such a strong abhorrence for MY state! “Contagion?” Gee, thanks a LOT!! 🙂 Around here, we think of Colorado as much more liberal…I think JMB’s right on that.

    Kid….I wish them days and days of the stuff that goes on the day BEFORE a colonoscopy 🙂

    LISA HIT IT ON THE HEAD: “I think people would have more respect for America if Americans still had respect for it.”

    it’s the Left which HATES America…wants our children to have sex education at 5 years old, wants them to be able to SIT during the Pledge of the National Anthem, wants them concentrating at 10 yrs old on global climate change instead of math, and wants them NOT learning the Constitution, etc etc etc……THEY have made children who don’t have respect for this country; as I put on my post; Can a country survive this? I don’t think so…..a country needs a backbone of believers in it…a country of people who band together to further it, who put it first. That stopped with the radical liberalism of today. That stopped in our country where ridiculous liberals, like some on our blogs, actually don’t believe Obama and his sycophants aren’t socialists…they’re NOT LEFT ENOUGH. And they don’t understand that Socialism has never worked and won’t…and do nothing but insult us for fighting it.

    horrible.

  8. bocopro says:

    Powerful sense of déjà vu here. Didn’t we have a discussion like this recently?
    Maybe it was another blog. I know I’ve written several rants on the topic.

    Here’s the conclusion of one of those:

    A nation isn’t simply a bunch of real estate with pretty lakes and mountains and forests and natural resources. A culture isn’t merely everybody having dinner at the same time and watching the same sitcoms while they eat it. And patriotism isn’t just something like fluoride that you get in your water supply.

    Patriotism is a feeling. It’s a sense of belonging, a commitment to something bigger than yourself, an awareness, a willingness to share and protect common interests and values. True, if you’re born in India, you’ll likely be Hindu. If you’re born in Italy, you’ll probably be Catholic.

    But you have to stand for something in your life, or as the song says, you’ll fall anything. You have to have principles, and those principles have to be rooted in something permanent, something intrinsically good, something sound, something reliable, and that something may as well be a feeling of loyalty to the land of your ancestors and your birth. It’s certainly better than basing your principles on TV game shows or soap operas or the cold and unfeeling hard sciences such as math or nuclear physics.

    People need social interaction. Without it, they’re very likely to be isolated, lonely, and somewhat paranoid. They have no anchor or reference point except themselves, and when they are wrong about something, they have no fallback position.

    People who share common fundamentals in language, customs, purpose, and principles are much more likely to be well-adjusted, reliable citizens. Their need for social interaction is met because their friends and neighbors share at least some of their feelings, so they get that sense of belonging, of loyalty to something other than self, of purpose toward a greater concept.

    (Apologies if this is a re-run . . . my memory ain’t what it once was)

  9. John M. Berger says:

    @Z,
    “Pot isn’t legal in California”
    Yes and for that matter it isn’t “legal” anywhere in the US as Federal Law prohibits it. According to the Constitution, that supersedes all else. But hey, who needs the Constitution when we can fund public education(?), at least in part, by folks getting stoned out of their minds on pot?

  10. geeez2014 says:

    JMB; I’m hearing that more and more kids are doing pot now that the ‘legalization’ happened…

    What HYPOCRITES we Americans are; I heard a statistic this morning that “Americans want legalized pot but even if it’s legal they don’t want to see people smoking it on the street”

    bocopro; you say “Patriotism is a feeling. It’s a sense of belonging, a commitment to something bigger than yourself, an awareness, a willingness to share and protect common interests and values.”
    You’re so right; and that supports the post in that our kids don’t think America (or anything else, including God) is bigger than themselves so they’re the king of their realm, no ‘wrong from right’…Who’s TO SAY what’s right and wrong?…..instead of a willingness to share and protect common interests and values, they’re killing others because of that lack of belonging, as you describe.
    There’s a liberal who frequents the blogs which allow him to, and lived at mine for years, who once said “Who’s to say what’s right and what’s wrong” when we were talking about a morality situation…………and something clicked in me and I knew then this was a very different America; that people my age didn’t know or care about right from wrong…that everything was relative….and that has truly shown to be doing us IN.

  11. John M. Berger says:

    @Z,
    ” Around here, we think of Colorado as much more liberal”
    Years ago there were signs in Colorado that said: “DON’T CALIFORNICATE COLORADO”.
    Now, wouldn’t it be ironic to see signs in California that would say: DON’T COLERADICATE CALIFORNIA (LOL).

  12. skudrunner says:

    We only enforce those laws that are politically incorrect not those laws on the books.
    There is no political gain to enforce immigration, drug use or a host of other things. They is great political gain in attacking the republicans and conservative taxpayers, just ask el presidente

  13. Imp says:

    @Z….”Can a country survive this? I don’t think so…..a country needs a backbone of believers in it…a country of people who band together to further it, who put it first. ”

    I’m can’t help but think that since we’re never going to put the pieces back to together again as we one knew it…A UNITED STATES of AMERICA….perhaps we ought to salvage what’s left and bind ourselves with like minded people….I see that in about 36 states who could form another separate union? We’re split…there’s no argument about that. And trying to convert libs and demrats to conservative values and our way of thinking is never going to happen. History proves that nothing lasts forever, including countries and governments… and I think our time as we knew it has ended.

  14. geeez2014 says:

    Imp…remember that email that went around a lot over the last few years? It was about how our democracy has out lasted itself? This isn’t exactly it, but it’s very close:

    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

    From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.” “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

    Are liberals who can actually understand that first paragraph complicit or too ignorant to understand it?

  15. geeez2014 says:

    John.. I’ll let you know 🙂 Have you been to California?

    Skud…i think you mean politically correct? And don’t you have your blog anymore?

  16. Imp says:

    @Z..yes I remember that and i truly believe we’re well on our way to the latter….with many already there. Given the total incompetence and dysfunction in what we used to call “Congress”, it’s not hard to see that we’ve failed and we’re on the way to extinction as all creatures do…including Republics and especially “democracies”.

  17. Imp says:

    Or…we’re well on our way to perdition.

  18. bocopro says:

    “salvage what’s left and bind ourselves with like minded people….I see that in about 36 states who could form another separate union? We’re split…there’s no argument about that. ”

    As you may have noticed, I love to write. Sometimes I sit for hours and just let it run out the ends of my fingers. Often what I write tells me things about myself that I perhaps suspected but never had articulated for myself . . . things that public knowledge of might not serve my interests, so I ceremoniously/ritualistically burn it.

    One such piece was exactly what you mention . . . fracturing and decentralization into smaller unions. Each time I do that, I come up with 5 or 6 regional zones: South, Northeast, North, Southwest, Midwest, and Northwest, some aligned with Europe, some with Latin America, some with Canada, some with each other . . . depending on my mood at the time of writing.

    So far I’ve burned them all; one day I may regret having done that.

  19. Imp says:

    @boco…I enjoy your writing and tomes. But I’m convinced that we have to resurrect those thoughts again. If we’re going to salvage any thing resembling unfettered freedom and self reliance. And especially to rid ourselves of this very oppressive PC that’s made a mockery of the First amendment. I see dems as a clear, present and future danger to this country everyday. It’s unchecked migration not immigration that will the American dream. One day…all those who come from THERE will bring THERE, HERE…and we will become…THERE.

  20. Imp says:

    ..oops..”that will KILL”….sorry.

  21. John M. Berger says:

    @Z,

    “Have you been to California?”

    You may recall that my ship was home ported in Long Beach. I also lived in Signal Hill and Sunland-Tujunga as a civilian; all in the 60s.

  22. silverfiddle says:

    Z: California is a one-party state. Here in Colorado we can at least still elect some Republicans, and we have strict spending limits that keep the liberal madness in check. California is much more liberal, but if the libs here can continue to gnaw away at the spending checks, we will be California very soon, with the GOP gone and the loony left blowing money on trains to nowhere.

    I do not hate California. I’ve been there many times and I love it. It is a beautiful state and the people are friendly. I hate seeing what the Democrats are doing to it.

    And what I hate is how leftwing loonies spill out of California and infect other states with their progressive idiocy.

  23. geeez2014 says:

    SF…it’s simply not. But, I’m not going to argue with you. I live here.
    I just don’t get the “California’s the state infecting us” thing…try Massachusetts or Illinois, or any number of states…..it’s only that California’s still beautiful and not Detroit, that makes her a target.
    I never EVER mention any problems in California because I can’t believe how people just pile it on……..I didn’t mention it here, either, come to think of it!
    But, I respect your point of view and my experience is different, that’s all.

    JMB..I do remember now…thanks.

    Boco and Imp; It’s a fantasy to even think the States would break up…
    But….we never thought America’d get to this point, so…

    Anybody think Chaffee will be better than McCarthy? There are pundits saying if they pick hard-right Chaffee, it’s the end of any cooperation at ALL. Mc Carthy’s just more of Boehner, in my opinion.

    Thoughts??

  24. John M. Berger says:

    “Thoughts??”
    NONE OF THE ABOVE!
    I’d pick Trey Gowdy but for his other commitments. Otherwise, I’d have to do more research.

  25. Mal says:

    Nothing is going to change for the better till this administration is history. By then, at the rapid rate of deterioration we are experiencing, it might well be too late. We’re talking 15 months yet to go. That can be an eternity. One bright prospect is possible: Will Boehner’s replacement as Speaker, whoever he be, fast-forward a petition to have “O” impeached? That would sure impress the heck out of me.

  26. bocopro says:

    But I LIKE to write fantasies . . . like this one a la Carroll:

    One day Barry the Magic Muslim decided to visit his old friend Vacuous Nancy, the brain-damaged ex-hippy, in her make-believe cottage on the shores of Bottomless Welfare Pond. He wanted his partner, Jerkwad Joe, to go with him, but Joe had a previous appointment with his analyst who was helping him search for his common sense, which he had misplaced several years ago and been unable to find since.

    So he asked Gigolo Jacques, the horse-faced veteran of countless imaginary battles against perfectly innocent little brown people, to go with him. Jacques loved to make up stories and then go tell them to the old white-haired men who sat around in the building with the big dome eating pork sandwiches and blowing smoke at cameras. One of his favorites was a fabulous saga about modern soldiers emulating Genghis Khan, raping, pillaging, and burning their way through the Indochina peninsula in pursuit of personal glory for racism’s sake.

    Barry liked Nutty Nancy because you never quite knew what funny thing she’d come up with next to say. She’d long ago replaced her cerebrum with an overripe cantaloupe and lost the ability to process reality in the trade. That loss of steering and the whimsical approach to life it brought made her a lot more fun than the bisexual, piano-legged, pottymouth penis envier who had been such a pest over much of the past several years.

    Jacques and Barry sometimes liked to hang out at the gym where that narcissistic hot-dog guy used to take pictures of his naked torso and e-mail them to people who didn’t particularly want to see them. The snapshots of the guy’s “Whitey Bulger” intrigued Barry, though they held little interest for Jacques, who preferred to look for rich widowed white women.

    In the crotch of a fairy dust tree they found Jabber-Jabber Jay, who had never ever learned to tell the truth so well, but he could play a hot mike just like ringin a bell. He was sitting there practicing his incantations while watching a RINO butt his head against a jabberwock bush down near Unicorn Swamp.

    They thought about stopping by Stonewall Labyrinth to see what Eric the Knave was up to, but it was so easy to get lost in there that they decided against it. Besides, Eric almost never had an opinion on anything and just borrowed one from a handy reverend, such as Al or Jesse or Jerry, when he thought one might be necessary.

    Jay reminded Barry that Slow-Talking Chuck, who had been a senator until he donated his brain for research at the Center for Sudden Mind Death Studies in Poughkeepsie, had wanted to play soldiers with them that day. Barry thought that over for a moment and then told Jay to put him in touch with Frat-Boy John McStain so he’d forget about playing war with Barry and Jacques.

    As they crossed the Bridge of a Thousand Lies, they were beset by a gaggle of toads sent by Ms Enbeecie who wanted a statement on the caution about the demise of Al Qaeda in the land of the Moon Loons. As he had no access to his trusty idiotproofer, Barry recited a talking point on the need to control private weapons and stop all production and use of fossil fuels.

    When the See BS toad thrust a mike his face, Jacques began chanting a well-rehearsed cabala extolling the virtues of Paleosimians and the contributions of Moose Limbs to world culture.

    It was then that “Spondi” (Spontaneous Demonstration) Rice came running up to them shouting, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!! We must run and hide!” She went on to explain how she was tossing her dried Tibetan Yeti foot at the pixie dust pattern she had drawn on her virtual séance board when Tinker Belle emerged from the screen and whispered in her ear that the ghosts of assassinated Al Qaeda leaders were planning an attack on every US embassy and consulate in the solar system.

    “I smell Tea Party here. This clearly is the work of some evil genius, perhaps the Witch of the North, Shotgun Sarah,” said Barry.

    “It has the stench of Cocky Karl about it. I say we spend the day on my yacht, eating truffles and drinking sherry, safe from the contaminating influence of poor people who didn’t have the wisdom to marry above their station.”

    “No,” Barry said with an expression on his face as if an errant thought had lodged in his mind and was causing him great discomfort. Original thoughts were frightening to him, and unless Gigabucks George or Meretricious Moochelle approved of them, they gave him that sour taste in his mouth as if he’d vurped his Sam Adams.

    “No, what we need here is a speech. It’s what I do, and it’s what people expect. If anything will allay their fears and placate the followers of Muhammad (PBUH), it’s a nice rousing speech full of generalities, platitudes, clichés, and doubletalk. Nothing calms them down more quickly than hot air. The only thing we have to fear is the blacks and Latinos discovering reality. Spondi, get my team on that right away. Make it about 20 minutes . . . don’t want to overdo it.”

    And with that he pulled his St. Trayvon hoodie up over his nappy head, climbed aboard Dumbo, and soared off into the safety of his shining castle on the banks of the Food Stamp River at the peak of Ethnic Loyalty Mountain in Shangri-La.

    In the meantime, Ambassador Feierstein barricaded himself in his quarters in Sana’a and contemplated the process of turning an entire desert peninsula into multicolored glass.

  27. John M. Berger says:

    @bocopro,

    TOO FUNNY!

  28. John M. Berger says:

    @bocopro,
    I forgot to add: BRAVO ZULU!

  29. silverfiddle says:

    Z: It is California people literally leaving California and moving here, complaining about California’s high taxes, etc, and then voting for the same crap that ruined California. That’s what we mean by Californication.

    Please don’t think I’m putting California down, but it is irremediably liberal. The Democrats in the legislature there have a lock, the GOP is vastly outnumbered and irrelevant.

  30. silverfiddle says:

    Z: and also, I am not bragging or putting you down. As I said, Colorado is heading in your direction. We too will soon be a beautiful but hopelessly blue state destroyed by rampant progressivism. *sigh*

  31. geeez2014 says:

    SF, I don’t think you’re putting ME down, I just don’t agree with your assessment….you’re seeing people who’ve moved….they’re probably not as liberal as some who are staying; they’re leaving because of the liberals around here.
    I’m sorry, I tried so hard not to sound touchy because, yes it irks me as it irks anybody to have their state constantly referred to negatively, and California’s no saint, that’s for sure, but it does bug me..as it would anybody who loves their home state. This state has been really good to me and my family and, so far, so good.. In GENERAL 🙂

    Plus, there are so many really liberal states like Mass. and PA, and others….and we have huge pockets of Republicans in the Central Valley, farther north, some around here….

    Our elections are far closer than most people believe…it always, frankly, surprises me a little. But, yes…we usually LOSE 😦

  32. Mustang says:

    It is true that democracies do not work very well. Our country, however, is a Republic. The left prefers a democracy so that it can be transformed into a socialist state. Real Americans prefer to keep their federalist Republic where the people, their communities, their states have something to say about how this country is managed. Alas, hardly anyone knows the answers to simple questions on Watters World. This is a key win for the left.

  33. John M. Berger says:

    “We too will soon be a beautiful but hopelessly blue state”
    How in the HELL do you think that we are not already?

  34. Imp says:

    “Chaplin’s biggest theme is that the decadent, post-modern West, led by the frankly Satanic United States — whose separation of church and state, per Chaplin, constitutes “a monstrous phenomenon that has occurred only in Western civilization and will kill the West, both politically and morally” — has no future. According to the ROC, speaking through its spokesman, the triumph of same-sex marriage means that the West doesn’t even have fifty years left before its collapse, and it will be up to Russia then to save what can be saved, to ‘make Europe Christian again, that is, go back to the ideals that once made Europe.’”

  35. geeez2014 says:

    Imp: I Googled and found out who “CHAPLIN” is….”He is the official spokesman of the Moscow Patriarchate”….
    this is really fascinating to me……SUPER interesting that he feels a separation of church and state is killing us. Interesting that our forefathers wanted that separation BUT practically everyone WAS Christian in their day; they’d have never dreamed we’d welcome into our culture the kinds of anti-Christian influences we have now….

    Man, just think of Russia having to repair AMERICA…….Trouble is, as nice as “making Europe Christian again” sounds, it probably means Russia’s conquest of Europe FIRST and THEN the reChristianizing, right!?

  36. cube says:

    What Silverfiddle says about California, is true about Massachusetts and New Hampshire. People from Mass. move to NH and then proceed to vote for the same laws that got them to leave Mass. in the first place. Talk about stoopid.

    Re: American Pride, anyone who immigrates here has to love this country, but we must show these immigrants that WE love this country, too. I feel that lots of Americans aren’t showing the love.

  37. silverfiddle says:

    @ John M. Berger:

    “We too will soon be a beautiful but hopelessly blue state”
    How in the HELL do you think that we are not already?

    * We have a Democrat governor and Lt Governor, but the next three most important elected positions, Attorney General, Sec of State and Treasurer are all Republicans.

    * Democrats hold the state house, but the GOP holds the State Senate.

    * In our congressional delegation, we have one Dem Senator and one Repub
    Out of seven US Congressmen, we have 4 Republicans.

    Most importantly, we still have TABOR, which I view as the last bastion protecting us from a total leftwing prog takeover.

    California Summary:

    * Democrats occupy every statewide elected position, or at least the top eight.

    * Both Senators are Democrats, with no hope of ever electing a Republican. Kamala Harris will inherit Boxer’s seat

    * Of California’s 53 US Congressmen, only 14 are Republicans

    * State Senate split: 26 Dems/14 Repubs

    * State Assembly split: Dem 52/Repub 28

    I’ll state again that I am not slamming Z’s state, nor am I bragging that Colorado is a big red bastion. But compare the numbers. California is a deep, deep blue, and Colorado still clings tenuously to purple status.

    But John, I share your disgust in the direction we are going, and we will be California sooner or later…

  38. John M. Berger says:

    @SF,
    I didn’t meat to seem so abrupt but things I see and hear around here drive me nuts.
    I have a veritable pot farm in the basement of town house next to me. According to one of my neighbors the Lakewood Police have even checked it out and given their approval. In the meantime people are streaming into the state to enjoy legal pot and, I’ve been told, some great public benefits. Don’t you dare get caught smoking a conventional cigarette in a neighborhood bar, though. Oh, don’t even try to sell even your mother a gun. Liberalism sucks and destroys everything in its metastasizing path. There may be worse states than Colorado, insofar as Liberalism goes, but it’s only a matter of degrees. Our Gov. LICKINPOOPER makes me want to puke…………………..

  39. silverfiddle says:

    John, I agree with everything you said. Legalized pot has attracted pothead bums. Even the liberal Denver Post did a feature awhile back attributing Denver’s more than doubling the homeless population to people coming here just so they can get high without being hassled.

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