Back To The Future

It’s nice to be back … I think.

Following a two-month exile from cyberspace due to simultaneous systems failures (laptop & modem), a brush with a hurricane, and the trauma of election day (the unhappy results of which remain as incomprehensible as Class 2 schizophrenia), this enemy of the current State, like MacArthur, herpes, and the gabbling termagants of The View, has returned.  And, speaking of schizophrenia, how, given the results of the 2010 midterms, are we to otherwise describe the American electorate? These are voters who have obviously gone off their meds. The re-installation of arguably the worst chief executive in the history of the former Republic is not an affirmation, it’s a symptom.  Fully half of We The People are hearing voices that don’t exist beyond the confines of our thick skulls and the propaganda mills of the Democratic Party.  Worse yet, we’re acting on their urgings, standing exuberantly over the still twitching corpse of Constitutional liberty with a smoking pistol in our grip.

I confess to disillusionment.  I never realized we were this far gone.  In the wake of the November 6th debacle, I came close to calling it a day, at least as far as active participation in the blogosphere.  After all, if our work only resulted in four more years of Barack Obama and the concomitant transformation of America into a permanent People’s Republic, what’s the use?  Might not the end days be more pleasurably spent with wine, women, and song?  Well, so would most days, I suppose, but somebody has to chronicle the Fall.  And you never know … the Fat Lady might just develop laryngitis.

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Saluting our veterans today — past, present and future:  Welcome home, & thanks for your service.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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23 Responses to Back To The Future

  1. coffeeandsleeplessnights says:
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  3. Welcome Back Bob

    Understand how you feel- came close to saying “Screw-em they wanted the SOB, they got him” myself. Probably would have been the smart move, but I didn’t. Maybe that long ago, half a winter, I spent breathing diesel smoke every night affected my brain,

  4. Bob Mack says:

    Leo Thorsness: Obama used divide and conquer strategy to win, POWs should share wisdom to defend America (Op Ed) (H/T LeatherneckM31)

    (Leo Thorsness is a Medal of Honor recipient for “conspicuous gallantry” as an F-105 pilot in Vietnam. Thorsness was in a North Vietnamese prison for six years. He sent this letter to fellow POWs, following Tuesday’s presidential election. Thorsness now lives in Madison, AL.)

    [...] Obama’s vision of America is not the America you and I fought for, and which many friends died for. At our POW average age, it would be easy to sit on the porch during our last few years, and enjoy our retirement and grandkids. That is not our character however. We were willing to put our lives on the line in combat and in prison. Age does not change character. I believe we should continue fighting for the country we knew and loved when we wore a uniform …

    … We are too old to strap on an airplane to defend our country, but we are not too old to use our wisdom to defend our county. Maybe it is time, and we have the time, to sit back and ponder, to meditate on how we can best use our wisdom to maintain our personal freedom in America. One way that comes to mind right away – we put pen to paper and words to speeches to share our wisdom.

  5. Damn you, Bob Mack. I’d written you off for dead. Please don’t worry an old man like that again. It sure is good to see you back. We can’t quit now. Our country needs us more than ever. Even if they don’t have the good sense to know it. And, we are going to need each other more than ever, too.

  6. Martin says:

    Bob, damn I’m glad to see you writing again. You are inspiration to me and the rest of the gang at WWTFT. I have to admit, on Tuesday night, I considered saying $%$#! it, and just stopping. Eat drink and be merry .. and all that.

    Then I looked at my kids, my nieces and nephews and thought. Might as well go down swinging. At least I’ll be able to look at myself in the mirror.

    So, buy some extra ink, pixels or bits and get on with it. Screw the bastards, I’m not going quietly and it doesn’t sound like you are either.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Thanks, MARTIN. I appreciate the kind words. What I think I’m gonna do first is stock up on some Jack Daniels to anesthetize myself following the appointment of John Kerry as the new Secretary of State.

  7. TexasFred says:

    Glad you’re back Brother Bob! You have some blogging to do!!

  8. samiam60 says:

    Good to see you back my friend and find encouragement in your words here today.

  9. AFVET says:

    Allow me to preface this comment with the words, NEVER HAPPEN, but, here goes.
    1.The voting age should be raised to 25, except for active duty military.
    That would eliminate the moronic college students that can’t answer simple questions on the economy, government, and history, and allow the voting base to at least reflect people that are probably close, or in the real world.
    2. A test has to be passed on every voting machine before the ballot is displayed, or, with absentee ballots, before the ballot will register when scanned.
    The test can be simple, i.e. ;
    Who is the Secretary of State ?
    Who is the Vice President ?
    How many states are in the union ?
    The test would have to be selected from a base of similar questions that randomly appear every time a voter steps into the voting booth, no cheating.
    Voter ID should be required in every state.
    In Ohio, busloads of Somalians were taken to polling booths where the only ID required was a utility bill with their name on it.
    At Ohio State University, Obama gave a speech and told the kids that there were buses waiting to take them to the polls.

    Like I said above, the libs will never allow this to happen, but it sure would go a long way toward culling the herd of the morons that put this prick back in office.
    Unless something like this happens, the conservatives are a lost cause.

    Great to have you back Bob.

  10. bunkerville says:

    Glad to see you are starting to lay tracks once again. Romney got millions less votes than did McCain, Obama as well. So there is still some fight left in the old gal called lady liberty. The way the tea party was treated by Romney in PA would tell the tale as to why we lost, but no energy to spin it at this point.

  11. AFVET says:

    There is a very slim chance that the election can be re-called due to voter fraud, the possibility is still out there. Yes, I am an optimist, and the electoral college issues it’s decision on Dec 17th.
    Voter fraud was rampant across the country.

    http://www.obamavoterfraud.blogspot.com/2012/11/barack-obama-voter-fraud-2012.html

    The site is updated as they receive more information.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Man, that’d make it a very Merry Christmas, indeed. But I doubt it. Gotta face it — unless things change, we’re now living in the USSA aka the Church of Obama, a place where honor is scorned, wrong is right, & common sense has been ex-communicated.

      • AFVET says:

        The last paragraph of your post is interesting.
        The element of surprise has always been the best weapon against the enemy.

  12. Bob,
    Glad to see you back!

    The word disillusionment doesn’t begin to cover how I feel in the wake of the November 6 election. In fact, I have been so freaked out that I forgot to put flowers on my mother’s grave on November 8, the 25th anniversary of her death. I actually grateful that Mom and Dad (died in 1987 and 1998, respectively) are in the ground and not seeing what America has turned into.

  13. PS: I do note the new banner here and agree with what it is expressing.

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