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Jane Fonda, A Traitor to be
Remembered, Not Honored
By Ronald D. Sampson, CMSgt, USAF
Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the '100 Women of the
Century' by Barbra Walters.
Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others
have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our
country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the
From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-
4E's). He spent 6 years in Ho Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi
Hilton, the first three of which his family only knew he was 'missing in
action'. His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His group, too,
was cleaned-up, fed and clothed in preparation for a 'peace delegation'
visit. They had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper with his Social
Security Number on it in the palm of his hand.
When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: 'Aren't you
sorry you bombed babies?' and 'Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?' Believing this HAD to be an act, they each
palmed her their slivers of paper. She took them all without missing a beat. At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked
disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper.
Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions
Jerry Driscoll was an F-4E pilot and the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School. In 1968, Driscoll was a POW in the Hanoi Hilton. Dragged
from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American 'Peace Activist' the 'lenient and
humane treatment' he'd received. That visitor was Jane Fonda.
He spat at Ms. Fonda and was clubbed and dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp commandant’s feet, which sent
that officer berserk. In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's
frenzied application of a wooden baton.
I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communist in South Vietnam in 1968, and held
prisoner for over 5 years. I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia; and one year in a 'black box' in Hanoi. My North
Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the
jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)
We were Jane Fonda's 'war criminals.'
When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp
communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with her. I
said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real treatment we POWs
received ... and how different it was from the treatment purported by
the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as 'humane and lenient.'
Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees,
with my arms outstretched with a large steel weights placed on my
hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane.
I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was
released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She
never did answer me.
These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who
should be honored as part of '100 Years of Great Women.'
Lest we forget ...' 100 Years of Great Women' should never
include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many
patriots. There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but
Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of them.
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By Mathew Staver
By Wes Bush
Rex Harris, the mayor of Lancaster, California, recently told a group of
Christian ministers, "We are growing a Christian community-- and don't let
Every adult citizen has felt the twinges of
anybody shy away from that."
fear as he wound his way through the maze of
Little did Mayor Harris know that his words would be tested almost
rules and regulations, requirements and immediately!
exemptions and undecipherable instructions of First, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a federal
the IRS fraud called an Income Tax Report civil rights complaint alleging that the mayor had violated the civil rights of all
Form, “Number WHAT?” non-Christians in his message. CAIR, which has been investigated for
Every taxation system founded on fear has providing funds that promoted terrorism, further contends that the Mayor used
sooner or later become one of the tools of a his official capacity to "promote religion."
government bent on becoming tyrannical, But it gets worse...
ruling a people against their will and ultimately Despite a sincere formal apology by the Mayor, the Antelope Valley Human
collapsing from its own sheer weight, when it could have become ever Relations Task Force has launched an additional investigation. They say that
stronger through simple fairness and concern for its people. they have the authority to deem an incident like this one a "hate crime" or "hate
The current example is that of IRS. Born of a would be dictator’s mind, incident," which is now a federal crime!
our present ‘withholding system’ of taxation, with its offers of exemptions
and deductions meant to entice the public into accepting ever more invasive
practices and deceptions, is now in its last stages; and, will soon crumble or,
Texans Voting To Acknowledge God
perhaps metamorphose into a system far worse; thus becoming either an Contributed by Hector Medellin, Arlington, TX
instrument in the hands of a future tyrant or, at the very least, a part of the
total collapse of America as we have known it. Proposition # 4 on the upcoming March 2, 2010 primary ballot reads as
Mr. Stack, who flew his plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, is
reported to have been a fun loving husband and father, a great guy by all Proposition # 4 PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOD
who knew him, finally succumbed to the pressures of this corrupt bureau The use of the word “God”, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be
and shot his best shot; thus doing his part to destroy this monster and rid allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as well as be
America of it’s destructive power. permitted on government buildings and property.
I, for one say, “Hooray for him!” although I would never advocate any This is a for or against answer.
form of violence in an effort to end it, or any other overweight bureau’s
Insanity? Yes, insanity. Any bureau that has so many volumes of
‘current’ rules and regulations that not even its most experienced attorneys,
agents and experts can name them all, is insane. If you don’t believe me, Contributed by Joe Gaut
visit an experienced CPA’s office and view a tiny fraction of the volumes of
them for yourself. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works scheduled a
Then, of course, there is the fact that income taxing is a form of “Biting hearing entitled, "Global Warming Impacts, Including Public Health, in the
the hand that feeds you.” United States.” Unfortunately, the hearing was postponed.
Why not trade it for something more efficient, perhaps an automatic The reason? A blizzard!
reporting and deducting, “Transaction Tax”?
Every bank is required to report every transaction, every day. EVERY
DOLLAR finds its way into such a bank sooner or later; and, is thus Publisher, Charles W. Bush, 575-551-1771
reported. Therefore, were each such reported transaction carry with it a tiny
deduction for taxes, no one would be impugned with reporting. Only the Disclaimer
very poor (who operate with cash) would exempt themselves from the Items in The Spokesmen are contributed by various independent and
deductions; and, our economy’s growth could be regulated by the amount unpaid correspondents. Each is required to accept responsibility for
of transaction tax imposed by the government at any given time. the content they submit. Although all articles are screened by the
But, alas, it will not likely happen. After all, the more than one fifth of editor for any content that is openly contrary to proper moral ethic, it
our current American society who earn their living (or part of it) in some
is not judged for it's political bias or Scriptural interpretation.
way perpetuating our current system of taxation, would suddenly find
themselves hunting jobs in the non-existent job market they have, These articles do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint and opinion of
themselves created. the publisher, editor, or other correspondents. It is the opinion of this
We can’t have that, now, can we? publication that out of a variety of viewpoints and presentations on
No, it is easier to simply allow demented (those with non-thinking any given subject, the "TRUTH WILL SHINE FORTH LIKE A
minds) legislators who continue adding code after code to the current BRIGHT LIGHT". Therefore, you are openly invited to offer your
system until the ‘Mr. Stacks’ of our nation come after them instead of the viewpoints, criticisms and inspirations for possible inclusion in
monsters they have created; and, a demented president, (guess who) future publications of The Spokesmen and become another
declares a state of emergency, calls out the militia. AND BECOMES SPOKESMEN within our American community. Such offerings may
YOUR DICTATOR! be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a suggested solution. “PRAY!” And again I say, “PRAY!” And
again I say, “PRAY!”
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A Small Sacrifice
By Jan Hangarter
In spite of cold, windy, damp weather, approximately 45 men, women and children
gathered in Alamogordo on the 37th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision
legalizing abortion on demand in the United States to pray for an end to abortion in
our nation. Standing in prayer for 30 minutes in the inclement weather was a small
sacrifice to make when one considers the pain and dismemberment innocent, helpless
babies suffer who are sentenced to death through abortion. Many are unaware that
over 50 million children have lost their lives by way of abortion since the Supreme
Court decision legalizing this heinous act was made in 1973. Many more are also
unaware that over 42 million abortions per year are performed worldwide.
The Otero County Chapter of Life League of New Mexico sponsored the second
annual Candlelight Silent Prayer Vigil in Alamogordo at the City Rose Garden on
Friday, January 22, 2010 from 7:00-7:30 p.m. Fr. Robert Monagle, Chaplain of St.
Joseph Roman Catholic Parish at Holloman AFB began the Vigil with a brief pro-life
reflection and prayer. Those attending then stood in silent prayer, followed by a closing prayer in unison led by Deacon Peter Schumacher of Immaculate
Conception Parish in Alamogordo.
Life League of New Mexico, Inc. is a non-profit pro-life group which seeks to educate and promote awareness of abortion and all life issues. The Otero
County Chapter meets in Alamogordo the 4th Monday of each month. For further information, please call Chris Tenski, President at (575) 437-2488.
son had clothes, cars, and a good late or early hour. Now is the only as possible until all his ammunition
Two Stories education. Nothing was withheld. time you own. Live, love, toil with a was finally spent. Undaunted, he
Price was no object. And, despite his will. Place no faith in time. For the continued the assault. He dove at the
Contributed by Betty Cone involvement with organized crime, clock may soon be still." planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in
Eddie even tried to teach him right hopes of damaging as many enemy
Story Number One from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to Story Number Two planes as possible, rendering them
Many years ago, Al Capone be a better man than he was. World War II produced many unfit to fly.
virtually owned Chicago. Capone Yet, with all his wealth and heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Finally, the exasperated Japanese
wasn't famous for anything heroic. He influence, there were two things he Commander Butch O'Hare. He was a squadron took off in another
was notorious for enmeshing the couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft direction.
windy city in everything from on a good name or a good example. carrier Lexington in the South Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare
bootlegged booze and prostitution to One day, Easy Eddie reached a Pacific. and his tattered fighter limped back to
murder. difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted One day his entire squadron was the carrier. Upon arrival, he reported
Capone had a lawyer nicknamed to rectify wrongs he had done. sent on a mission. After he was in and related the event surrounding
"Easy Eddie." He was Capone's He decided he would go to the airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge his return. The film from the gun-
lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was authorities and tell the truth about Al and realized that someone had camera mounted on his plane told the
very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at Scarface" Capone, clean up his forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He tale. It showed the extent of Butch's
legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of tarnished name, and offer his son would not have enough fuel to daring attempt to protect his fleet. He
jail for a long time. some semblance of integrity. To do complete his mission and get back to had, in fact, destroyed five enemy
To show his appreciation, Capone this, he would have to testify against his ship. aircraft.
paid him very well. Not only was the The Mob, and he knew that the cost His flight leader told him to This took place on February 20,
money big, but Eddie got special would be great. So, he testified. return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he 1942, and for that action Butch
dividends, as well. For instance, he Within the year, Easy Eddie's life dropped out of formation and headed became the Navy's first Ace of
and his family occupied a fenced-in ended in a blaze of gunfire on a back to the fleet. As he was returning W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator
mansion with live-in help and all of lonely Chicago Street. But in his to the mother ship, he saw something to win the Congressional Medal of
the conveniences of the day. The eyes, he had given his son the greatest that turned his blood cold; a squadron Honor.
estate was so large that it filled an gift he had to offer, at the greatest of Japanese aircraft was speeding its A year later Butch was killed in
entire Chicago City block. price he could ever pay. Police way toward the American fleet. aerial combat at the age of 29. His
Eddie lived the high life of the removed from his pockets a rosary, a The American fighters were gone home town would not allow the
Chicago mob and gave little crucifix, a religious medallion, and a on a sortie, and the fleet was all but memory of this WW II hero to fade,
consideration to the atrocity that went poem clipped from a magazine. The defenseless. He couldn't reach his and today, O'Hare Airport in Chicago
on around him. poem read: squadron and bring them back in time is named in tribute to the courage of
Eddie did have one soft spot, "The clock of life is wound but to save the fleet. Nor could he warn this great man.
however. He had a son that he loved once, and no man has the power to the fleet of the approaching danger. So, the next time you find yourself
dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young tell just when the hands will stop, at There was only one thing to do. at O'Hare International, give some
He must somehow divert them from thought to visiting Butch's memorial
the fleet. displaying his statue and his Medal of
Paul B. Chamberlain, Jr., C.P.A. Laying aside all thoughts of Honor. It's located between Terminals
Whoever shuts his ears to the cry personal safety, he dove into the 1 and 2.
of the poor will also cry himself formation of Japanese planes. Wing-
and not be heard. mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he What do these stories have to do with
Proverbs 21:13 (NKJV) charged in, attacking one surprised each other?
enemy plane and then another. Butch
email@example.com wove in and out of the now broken Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's"
formation and fired at as many planes son.
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You know the wonderful receptionist who
worked in my office for more than 23 years? The
Contributed by James Belver
one who always gave you candy when you came
over to visit? I had to let her go last week. I can't
John G. Is 63 years old and owns a small
afford to pay her salary and all of the government
business. He's a life-long Republican and sees his
mandated taxes that go with having employees.
dream of retiring next year has all but evaporated.
Your grandmother will now work 4 days a week to
With the stock market crashing and new taxes
answer phones, take orders and handle the books.
coming his way, John assumes now that he will
We will be closed on Fridays and will lose even
work to his dying day.
more income to the Wal-Mart.
John has a granddaughter. Ashley is a recent
I'm also very sorry to report that your cousin
college grad. She drives a flashy hybrid car, wears
Frank will no longer be working summers in the
all the latest fashions, and loves to go out to
warehouse. I called him at school this morning. He redistributing to illegal aliens and non-taxpaying
nightclubs and restaurants. Ashley campaigned
already knows about it and he's upset because he Americans (the so-called "less fortunate") comes
hard for Barack Obama. After the election she
will have to give up skydiving and his yearly trip to from tax-paying families.
made sure her grandfather (and all other
Greenland to survey the polar bears. Remember how you told me, "Only the richest
Republican family members) received a big I told-
That's just the business side of things. Some of the rich will be affected"? Well guess what,
you-so earful on how the world is going to be a
personal economic effects of Obama's new taxation honey? Because we own a business, your
much better place now that her party is taking over.
policies include none other than you. You know grandmother and I are now considered to be the
Having lost both roommates, Ashley recently
very well that over the years your grandmother and richest of the rich. On paper, it might look that way,
ran short of cash and cannot pay the rent (again) on
I have given you thousands of dollars in cash, but in the real world, we are far from it.
her 3 bedroom townhouse. Like she has done many
tuition assistance, food, housing, clothing, gifts, As you said while campaigning for Obama,
times in the past, she e-mailed her grandfather
etc., etc. But by your vote, you have chosen to help some people will have to carry more of the burden
asking for some financial help.
others -- not at your expense -- but at our expense. so all of America can prosper... You understand
Here is his reply:
If you need money now sweetheart, I recommend what that means, right? It means that raising taxes
you call 202-456-1111. That is the direct phone on productive people results in them having less
Sweetheart, I received your request for number for the White House. You can also contact money; less money for everything, including
assistance. Ashley, you know I love you dearly and the White House here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ granddaughters.
I'm sympathetic to your financial plight. CONTACT/ .
I'm sorry, Ashley, but the well has run dry...
Unfortunately, times have changed. With the You yourself told me how foolish it is to vote
The free lunches are over... I have no money to
election of President Obama, your grandmother and Republican. You said Mr. Obama is going to be the
give you now. So, congratulations on your choice
I have had to set forth a bold new economic plan of People's President, and is going to help every
for "change." For future reference, I encourage you
our own..."The Ashley Economic Empowerment American live a better life. Based on everything
to try and add up the total value of the gifts and
Plan." Let me explain. you've told me, along with all the promises we
cash you have received from us, just since you
Your grandmother and I are life-long, wage- heard during the campaign, I'm sure Mr. Obama
went off to college, and compare it to what you
earning tax payers. We have lived a comfortable will be happy to transfer some stimulus money into
expect to get from Mr. Obama over the next 4 (or
life, as you know, but we have never had the your bank account.
8) years. I have not kept track of it, Ashley. It has
fancier things like European vacations, luxury cars, Have him call me for the account number which
all truly been the gift of our hearts.
etc. We have worked hard and were looking I memorized years ago...
Remember, we love you dearly...but from now
forward to retiring soon. But the plan has changed. Perhaps you can now understand what I've been
on you'll need to call the number mentioned above.
Your president is raising our personal and business saying all my life: those who vote for a president
Your "Savior" has the money we would have given
taxes significantly. He says it is so he can give our should consider the impact on the nation as a
to you. Just try and get it from him.
hard earned money to other people. Do you know whole, and not be just concerned with what they
Good luck, sweetheart.
what this means, Ashley? It means less for us, and can get for themselves. What Obama supporters
we must cut back on many business and personal don't seem to realize is all of the money he is Love, Grandpa
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Alamogordo, NM 88310
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south agreed that slavery should be ended, southerners and a large percentage of
Curse of Ham—Curse of Haiti northerners universally opposed having a large population of freed slaves living in
their midst. The Haitian “Revolution” was fresh in every one’s mind.
By Wes Bush
Flash forward to 1915. The “Jewel of the Caribbean” is now a desolate cesspool
that is exporting almost no sugar. The United States decides to “take up the white
18 man’s burden” and send the US Marine Corps to rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure and
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and
feed its starving population.
Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. 19 These are the three sons of Noah:
The United States gave huge amounts of money to Haiti and over-saw the
and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 building of 1,000 miles of road, telephone lines, modernized its port, and helped
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard. 21 And he
Haiti to start exporting sugar once again. The US also put an end to the thousands of
drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22
bandits along Haiti’s border with the Dominican Republic. The US left in 1934 at
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his
the request of the then stabilized and very ungrateful Haitian government.
two brethren without.
23 Haiti immediately sank straight back into total desolated strife. In 1973 the
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders,
United State once again began playing a role in Haiti, giving the Island huge sums of
and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces
money in handouts each year.
were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. 24 And Noah awoke
In 1994 the Clinton administration once again sent the US military to Haiti to
from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. 25 And he
rebuild the Island ’s infrastructure.
said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26
In 1995 the Peace Corps went to Haiti in large numbers to train the Haitians in
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his
job skills. The US government spent almost one Billion providing food and job
servant. 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem;
training to the Haitians between 95 and 99.
and Canaan shall be his servant.
28 So when Obama says that Haiti has our “full, unwavering, support,” they have
And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29 And all the
already had our full support since 1915.
days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
HISTORY OF HAITI
After all of the above attempts it is clear that the race involved has no ability
toward good. The curse on them has not been revoked (nor will it be) and they have
In the 1700’s, what is now Haiti was called the “Jewel of the Caribbean,” and
no capacity to do good. SO – Those who attempt to change this must first enter into
supplied about 40% of the world’s sugar.
the curse with them, get the curse revoked and then, perhaps, good can again be
In 1791 the government of France passed legislation to phase out slavery in its
available to them.
Caribbean colonies and grant the former Negro slaves citizenship. Rather than
This is exactly what Jesus Christ made available to ALL. The problem is that
becoming citizens, Haiti’s Negro population mass murdered all whites and
both parties in any agreement must truly agree or the agreement is null and void. I
Mulattoes who could not flee the Island in time. In 1804 only full blooded Negros
fear that, concerning Haiti, the cursed party has chosen and continues to choose the
remained and Haiti became the first western Negro ruled nation. The Haitian
revolution dominated America’s debate over slavery. While both the north and the
Obama the Puppet
he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was early age from family, mentors, college professors, and
the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had extreme leftist friends and colleagues.
an army of volunteers drawn to a Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment
by Eddie Sessions, the Wall Street Journal Forum
charisma that hid any real substance. about a Boston police officer who arrested an
And then he had the great good fortune of having the "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but
I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's
Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for would warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions"
led a kind of make-believe life in which money was
the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted
provided and doors were opened because at some point
did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on no
early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall,
an unknown female governor from the very distant state one. He has since compounded this by calling the
good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an
of Alaska. It was a ticket that was Christmas bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have
exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be
reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al
guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking
Ferraro and they went down to defeat. Qaeda plot.
skills could even put him in the White House.
The mainstream political media fell in love with him. He is a man who could strive to close down our
In a very real way, he has been a young man in a
It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like detention facility at Guantanamo even though those
very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two
Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. released were known to have returned to the battlefield
memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams of My
The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, against America. He could even instruct his Attorney
Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34
Palin, was extraordinary. General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial
years old. The "Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If,
Now, nearly a full year into his first term, all of those when no one else would ever even consider such an
indeed, he did write them himself. There are some
gilded years leading up to the White House have left him obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three
who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man
unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he days before having anything to say about the perpetrator
who calls himself a "communist with a small 'c'" was the
has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then
It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even have to elaborate on his remarks the following day
His political skills consisted of rarely voting on
the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele- because his first statement was so lame.
anything that might be deemed controversial. He went
Prompters. The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any
from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator
Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks
from that state because he had the good fortune
away" some terrible realities, not the least of which is to wish away the truth.
of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at
the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack
West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of
He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for
Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this
the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-
having gained a foothold in Spain. pathetic individual's life.
confidence or part of some greater game plan that had
The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his When anyone else would quickly and easily produce
been determined before he first stepped foot in the
campaign "world tour" were no substitute for having a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million
even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the
How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a
world filled with really bad people with really paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been
2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that
bad intentions. sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe
nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had
Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political life whose true facts remain hidden.
ever even heard of him before?
experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do
He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He
the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress because you do when the dummy is President of the United
took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an
in the end it was never about the Party. It was States of America?
anomaly in the state with a very small black population,
always about his communist ideology, learned at an
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this time of war?
I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN
flag in the streets. I want to hear you chanting 'Allah Bless
By Captain John Maniscalco
America ' I want to see young Arab/Muslim men enlisting
in the military. I want to see a commitment of money, time,
I've been trying to say this since 911, but you worry
and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to this
me. I wish you didn't. I wish when I walked down the
nation as a whole.
streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture
The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk
still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy
to regarding the WTC attack. Many of these people live and
Yard in this country. But you don't blend in anymore. I notice
you, and it worries me.
socialize right now in Muslim communities. You know
them. You know where they are. Hand them over to us,
I notice you because I can't help it anymore.
now! But I have seen little even approaching this sort of
People from your homelands, professing to be Muslims,
action. Instead I have seen an already closed and secretive
have been attacking and killing my fellow citizens and our
community close even tighter. You have disappeared from
friends for more than 20 years now. I don't fully understand
the streets. You have posted armed security guards at your
their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can
facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have
justify the inhumanity of their attacks.
screamed for protection from reprisals.
On September 11, ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four
The very few Arab/Muslim representatives that HAVE
jetliners in my country. They cut the throats of women in
appeared in the media were defensive and
front of children and brutally stabbed to death others. They
equivocating. They seemed more concerned with making
took control of those planes and crashed them into
sure that the United States proves who was responsible
buildings killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons,
before taking action. They seemed more concerned with
wise grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite
protecting their fellow Muslims from violence directed
coaches, fearless public servants, and children's mothers.
towards them in the United States and abroad than they did
The Palestinians celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as
with supporting our country and denouncing 'leaders' like
was most of the Arab world. So, I notice you now. I don't
Khadafi, Hussein, Farrakhan, and Arafat.
want to be worried. I don't want to be consumed by the
If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and
same rage and hate and prejudice that has destroyed the
peace and love for all people, then I want chapter and verse
soul of these terrorists But I need your help. As a rational
from the Koran and statements from popular Muslim
American, trying to protect my country and family in an
leaders to back it up. What good is it if the teachings in the
irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the
Koran are good, and pure, and true, when your 'leaders' are
difference between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist.
teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and
How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim
intolerance? It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE
Americans and the Arab/Muslim terrorists in our
if huge numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the
communities who are attending our schools, enjoying our
teachings of Mohammed incorrectly and adhere to a
parks, and living in OUR communities under the protection
degenerative form of the religion. A form that has been
of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that
demonstrated to us over and over again. A form
will slaughter these same good neighbors and children?
whose structure is built upon a foundation of violence,
The events of September 11th changed the answer. It is
death, and suicide. A form whose members are recruited
not my responsibility to determine which of you embraces
from the prisons around the world. A form whose members
our great country, with ALL of its religions, with ALL of
(some as young as five years old) are seen day after day,
its different citizens, with all of its faults. It is time for
week in and week out, year after year, marching in the
every Arab/Muslim in this country to determine it for me.
streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents,
I want to know, I demand to know, and I have a right to
burning the American flag, shooting weapons into the
know, whether or not you love America . Do you pledge
air. A form whose members convert from a peaceful
allegiance to its flag? Do you proudly display it in front of
religion, only to take up arms against the great United
your house, or on your car? Do you pray in your many
States of America, the country of their birth. A form whose
daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation, that He will
rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to
protect and prosper it? Or do you pray that Allah with
show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name
destroy it in one of your Jihad's? Are you thankful for the
freedom that only this nation affords? A freedom that was
We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or
paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots
any others for that matter, to take away that which is so
who gave their lives for this country? Are you willing to
precious to us: Our rights under the greatest constitution in
preserve this freedom by also paying the ultimate
the world. I want to know where every Arab Muslim in this
sacrifice? Do you love America ? If this is your
country stands and I think it is my right and the right of
commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know
every true citizen of this country to demand it. A right paid
for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and sisters
Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding
who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting
the media at this time with hard facts on your faith, and
you and your family.
what hard actions you are taking as a community and as a
I am pleading with you to let me know. I want you here
religion to protect the United States of America . Please, no
as my brother, my neighbor, my friend, as a fellow
more benign overtures of regret for the death of the
innocent because I worry about who you regard as innocent.
But there can be no gray areas or ambivalence regarding
No more benign overtures of condemnation for the
your allegiance, and it is up to YOU, to show ME, where
unprovoked attacks because I worry about what is
unprovoked to you. I am not interested in any more
Until then …
sympathy. I am only interested in action. What will you do
YOU WORRY ME!
for America - our great country - at this time of crisis, at
If you have a bone to pick …
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Lawyers' Party A Political
clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the
role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming.
Contributed by Don Omey Some Americans become "adverse parties" of our very
government. We are not all litigants in some vast social
class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises
The Democratic Party has become the Lawyer's Party.
Barack Obama is a lawyer. Michelle Obama is a lawyer. us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from Contributed by Leda Smith
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer. Bill Clinton is a lawyer. John lawyers.
Edwards is a lawyer. Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer. Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by A woman in a hot air balloon
judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by
Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school realized she was lost. She lowered
(although Gore did not graduate). omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives.
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is
except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school. modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the
most important decision for our next president is whom he
a man in a
Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress: boat below.
Harry Reid is a lawyer. Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer. will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and
the law in America is too big. When lawyers use criminal She shouted
The Republican Party is different. President Bush was a
prosecution as a continuation of politics by other means, as to him,
businessman. Vice President Cheney was a businessman.
happened in the lynching of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay, "Excuse me,
The leaders of the Republican Revolution: Newt
Gingrich was a history professor. Tom Delay was an then the power of lawyers in America is too great. When can you help
exterminator. Dick Armey was an economist. House House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our me? I
Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer. The efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, promised a
former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon. then the role of litigation in America has become crushing. friend I
Who was the last Republican president who was a We cannot expect the Lawyer's Party to provide real would meet him an hour ago, but I
lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who change, real reform or real hope in America. Most don't know where I am."
barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, Americans know that a republic in which every major
The man consulted his portable
running against Ronald Reagan in 1976. government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges
GPS and replied, "You're in a hot
The Republican Party is made up of real people doing is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans
air balloon, approximately 30 feet
real work, who are often the targets of lawyers. grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap
at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that above a ground elevation of 2,346
The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats feet above sea level. You are at 31
mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral
values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy. degrees, 14.97 minutes north
Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse
Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09
themselves in history, like Gingrich.
The Lawyer's Party sees these sorts of people, who be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already minutes west longitude.”
provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps She rolled her eyes and said,
of America. And, so we have seen the procession of official Americans will see that hope does not come from the "You must be a Republican."
enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyer's Party, grow. mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by "I am," replied the man. "How
Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that did you know?"
Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, more lawyers with more power will only make our "Well," answered the balloonist,
manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail "everything you told me is
businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of The United States has 5% of the world's population and
rove technically correct. But I have no
66% of the world's lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation
value in our nation. idea what to do with your
has been introduced in congress several times in the last
this: This is the natural consequence of viewing everything several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous information, and I'm still lost.
s?" through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by lawsuits such as "spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing Frankly, you've not been much help
man successfully representing their clients, in this case the the establishment that sold it to you" and also to limit
two American people. punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits.
This legislation has continually been blocked from even The man smiled and responded,
Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win
being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that "You must be an Obama
lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent,
97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Democrat."
and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.
Lawyers Association goes to the Democrat Party, then you "I am," replied the balloonist.
Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs
But it is an awful way to govern a great nation. When being so high! "How did you know?"
politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as "Well," said the man, "you don't
know where you are or where you
are going. You've risen to where
you are due to a large quantity of
hot air. You made a promise you
have no idea how to keep, and you
expect me to solve your problem.
You're in exactly the same position
you were in before we met, but
somehow, now it's my fault.”
… do it here … in the bone yard!
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White Roses for Mommy, Dolly for Sis that? This guy almost ruined your car
and sent us to the hospital!'
Contributed by Will May This is when my taxi driver taught
me what I now call, 'The Law of the
I was walking around in a Wal-Mart store, when I saw a cashier hand this Contributed by Mary Plug Garbage Truck.' He explained that
little boy some money back. The boy couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 many people are like garbage trucks.
years old. The cashier said, “I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to One day I hopped in a taxi and we They run around full of garbage, full
buy this doll.” took off for the airport. of frustration, full of anger, and full of
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: “Granny, are you We were driving in the right lane disappointment.
sure I don't have enough money?” when suddenly a black car jumped out As their garbage piles up, they
The old lady replied: “You know that you don’t have enough money to of a parking space right in front of us. need a place to dump it and
buy this doll, my dear.” My taxi driver slammed on his sometimes they'll dump it on you.
Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look brakes, skidded, and missed the other Don't take it personally.
around. She left quickly. car by just inches! The driver of the Just smile, wave, wish them well,
The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. other car whipped his head around and move on. Don't take their garbage
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this and started yelling at us. and spread it to other people at work,
doll to. My taxi driver just smiled and at home, or on the streets.
“It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. waved at the guy. And I mean, he was The bottom line is that successful
She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.” really friendly. people do not let garbage trucks take
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and So I asked, 'Why did you just do over their day.
not to worry.
But he replied to me sadly. “No, Santa Claus can’t bring it to her where
she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my
sister when she goes there.”
His eyes were so sad while saying this. “My sister has gone to be with
God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought
that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.”
My heart nearly stopped.
The little boy looked up at me and said, “I told Daddy to tell Mommy not
to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.”
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again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!”
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it to my sister. He heard me! I also wanted to
have enough money to buy a white rose for my
mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too
much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll
and a white rose.”
“My mommy loves white roses.”
A few minutes later, the old lady returned and
I left with my basket.
I finished my shopping in a totally different
state of mind from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.
Then I remembered a local newspaper article two days ago, which
mentioned a drunk man in a truck who hit a car occupied by a young woman
and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a
critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-
sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover
from the coma.
Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper
that the young woman had passed away.
I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the
funeral home where the body of the young woman was available for people to
see and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin,
holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and
the doll placed over her chest.
THE SPOKESMEN 9 Acquainting Alamogordo with Alamogordo
First Day In Heaven The Greatest Medicine of All
Contributed by Tom Prendergast Sandy Sandage – Llano, Texas it's our turn to take care of you."
No one could have ever done a better job.
Like most elementary schools, it was The kids sent me off to my first chemotherapy
I was shocked, confused, bewildered
typical to have a parade of students in and out session with a hilarious book of nausea
As I entered Heaven's door, of the health clinic throughout the day. We remedies that they had written.
Not by the beauty of it all, dispensed ice for bumps and bruises, Band- A video of every class in the school
Nor the lights or its decor. Aids for cuts, and liberal doses of sympathy singing get-well songs accompanied me to the
and hugs. As principal, my office was right next chemotherapy appointment.
But it was the folks in Heaven next door to the clinic, so I often dropped in to By the third visit, the nurses were waiting
lend a hand and help out with the hugs. I knew at the door to find out what I would bring
Who made me sputter and gasp--
that for some kids, mine might be the only one next. It was a delicate music box that played
The thieves, the liars, the sinners, they got all day. "I Will Always Love You.."
The alcoholics and the trash. One morning I was putting a Band-Aid on Even when I went into isolation at the
a little girl's scraped knee. Her blonde hair hospital for a bone marrow transplant, the
There stood the kid from seventh grade was matted, and I noticed that she was letters and pictures kept coming until they
Who swiped my lunch money twice. shivering in her thin little sleeveless blouse. I covered every wall of my room.
found her a warm sweatshirt and helped her Then the kids traced their hands onto
Next to him was my old neighbor
pull it on. "Thanks for taking care of me," she colored paper, cut them out and glued them
Who never said anything nice. whispered as she climbed into my lap and together to make a freestanding rainbow of
snuggled up against me. helping hands. "I feel like I've stepped into
Herb, who I always thought It wasn't long after that when I ran across Disneyland every time I walk into this room,"
Was rotting away in hell, an unfamiliar lump under my arm. Cancer, an my doctor laughed.
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine, aggressively spreading kind, had already That was even before the six-foot apple
invaded thirteen of my lymph nodes. I blossom tree arrived adorned with messages
Looking incredibly well.
pondered whether or not to tell the students written on paper apples from the students and
about my diagnosis. The word breast seemed teachers. What healing comfort I found in
I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal? so hard to say out loud to them, and the word being surrounded by these tokens of their
I would love to hear Your take. cancer seemed so frightening. When it became caring.
How'd all these sinners get up here? evident that the children were going to find At long last I was well enough to return to
God must've made a mistake. out one way or another, either the straight work. As I headed up the road to the school, I
scoop from me or possibly a garbled version was suddenly overcome by doubts. What if
from someone else, I decided to tell them the kids have forgotten all about me? I
'And why is everyone so quiet, myself. wondered, What if they don't want a skinny
So somber - give me a clue.' It wasn't easy to get the words out, but the bald principal? What if.
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock. empathy and concern I saw in their faces as I I caught sight of the school marquee as I
No one thought they'd be seeing you.' explained it to them told me I had made the rounded the bend. "Welcome Back, Dr.
right decision. When I gave them a chance to Perry," it read. As I drew closer, everywhere I
ask questions, they mostly wanted to know looked were pink ribbons - ribbons in the
how they could help. windows, tied on the doorknobs, even up in
I told them that what I would like best the trees. The children and staff wore pink
would be their letters, pictures, and prayers. ribbons, too.
I stood by the gym door as the children My blonde buddy was first in line to greet
solemnly filed out. My little blonde friend me. "You're back, Dr. Perry, you're back!" she
darted out of line and threw herself into my called. "See, I told you we'd take care of you!"
arms. Then she stepped back to look up into As I hugged her tight, in the back of my
my face. "Don't be afraid, Dr. Perry," she said mind I faintly heard my music box playing . . .
earnestly, "I know you'll be back because now "I will always love you."
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What’s the Secret to Getting
Missed Opportunities similar to the 1930s' Germany build-
up by the madman Hitler. Our
“UNSTUCK” in Life?
We were on a trip from the cold
administration at the time was filled
climates of the northeast, while By Susan Poore, RN, CNC, CPLC
with Democrats that preferred to
looking for a warm climate in which
"look the other way" and remain an
to retire, we discovered the village of In my practice, I work with clients who describe
uninterested, isolationist nation. We
La Luz and a small city of feeling “stuck in life” or “in a rut” and have no idea
all know what happened and the
Alamogordo. We did find the how to move forward and into a more positive role.
million of lives wasted through
weather and surroundings were They are literally overwhelmed with many areas in
"doing nothing" because we didn't
exactly what we were looking for. their lives and need help. A few examples are financial
want to offend other nations.
Unfortunately that seems to be all issues, current and past relationships, career and life
Today Iran is building a war
that the city has to offer. We became goals, physical challenges and eating habits.
machine that will confront us one
aware of that most of the streets are Feeling stuck can literally affect our health and
day, very similar to Germany's
in bad repair except for the suffocate all of our energy. When there is no
neighborhoods and the area around progression, we just seem to run in circles day after day accomplishing very
Haven't we learned? God help this
the Golf Course. Also, there seems little. After a couple months, we can become totally wiped out and never reach a
nation - - - - - -
to be people steadily streaming into single goal or dream. When we do this, it’s easy to focus on all of our problems,
the community looking for the same becoming very disheartened and even depressed. So you ask yourself, how can I
things we were; however, there are get “unstuck”? How can I reach my life’s goals and dreams today, instead of
Tax Collectors Never Change
very few jobs awaiting them. always putting them off till tomorrow? Why do I do this to myself and what can
I have been informed that the I worked "on and off" in I do to move forward?
Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC for about 4 Remember that even when our external situations can’t be changed, we do
is very much like our Governor years. This cartoon depicts precisely have complete control over how we react to our day to day circumstances.
when it comes to encouraging new how our government runs. It is Many times the “stuck in a rut” feelings stem from past incidents or beliefs that
industry in the area. For instance, a similar to the right hand doing one we have created over the years. So first you need to believe that you are strong
town of this size should have many thing and the left hand doing the enough to make these changes. When you learn to talk to yourself in a positive
more grocery stores than it has at the contrary. The end result is a waste way by not accepting negative comments into your sub conscious, you are able
present. What is with that? Also, I of time and most importantly tax to live in a happier life and can think with a clear positive mind. Just because
can’t believe that there is not even payer’s money. you were not able to move forward in the past doesn’t mean you can’t reach
one bowling alley to be seen To our misfortune, the elected those goals now. Making changes happen when we are tired of being in a rut
anywhere. officials don’t really care how and willing to do whatever it takes can make a difference.
The parks are beautiful in the inefficient the government works To get started, create a written plan and take action every day. Don’t
city, but I find it disturbing that the because once they get “vested” they become a “Monday person” (always putting off starting on… Monday). Start
city is not taking advantage of them receive their full retirement pensions TODAY. 1-Focus on the positive. What parts of your life do work? 2- Make a
with special events for the families and free medical care at the Walter list of all the things that frustrate you. Are you a procrastinator? What stops you
and children of the community. Reed Medical hospital. from accomplishing what you need to? 3-Pick one area that needs improvement.
We love the sunrises, sunsets, and The problem in our system Working on all your issues at once can be overwhelming. 4-Everyday, journal
the location near the Sacramento started when our government was your thoughts, attitudes and progress. 5-If you need help, get help. A Certified
Mountain Range; but, we ask given the right to tax its Professional Life Coach can help you determine and achieve your personal
ourselves if that is enough. I believe citizens. Taxation is mentioned as goals, helping you identify unnecessary stressors and achieve success. Getting
that Alamogordo could take some far back as the oldest recorded unstuck can sometimes be more of an emotional or psychological challenge than
lessons from the City of Las Cruces history. When our Lord Jesus physical. Many of us we were not taught how to solve problems.
to the west, on beautification – it walked among us tax collectors were So what’s the secret? Starting with positive thoughts and written plans
couldn’t hurt at all. considered the most corrupt forms of will move you forward. We are all capable of becoming unstuck. It’s all in
B. Sanders employment of that era since they attitude and your deep desire to change your life!
could set the tax according to their
Look The Other Way whims. It hasn’t changed since then, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
except that in today’s world, the by Dr. Wayne Dyer
It's idiotic that this administration
politicians do it.
is standing by, watching Iran build
Our Lord Jesus said it best when
up a military machine, with us just
He asked Peter this question: “From Susan is an Registered Nnurse extensively trained and Certified in Nutrition,
reporting the progress through news
whom do the Kings collect taxes, Stress Management & Life Coaching. Her practice is located @ 901 Delaware.
bits while we stand by waiting for
from the sons or from foreigners?” www.BalancedHealth101.com.
the UN to do something. It's very
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Our Community Reaching Out To Help
Agencies Providing Assistance
Berean Independent Baptist Eternity Baptist Church Our Savior Lutheran
2300 Puerto Rico Dr. 1205 E 25th St. 1212 Washington St.
437-8202 439-1734 437-2970
Food Pantry—people who attend their Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-12 noon Helping Hands—Tues & Thurs 9-11 am
services are helped with food Needy receive two-week supply of shampoo,
bath soap, toothpaste, dish soap, laundry Primera Iglesia Bautista
Calvary Baptist Church soap, toilet tissue, and paper towels 1711 Ocotillo Dr.
1200 Indian Wells 434-8650
473-0110 Father James B. Hays Thrift Store Food pantry/clothes closet
Clothes Closet Tues & Thurs 2-4 pm 1640 N. White Sands Wednesday 9 am-Noon
Christ Community Church M-S 9am-4pm Salvation Army
2960 Scenic Dr. Low cost clothing & household items 1900 1st St.
437-4241 Furniture when available 443-0845
Provide help on a case-by-case basis, please Food Pantry—30 boxes / day
speak with staff First Assembly M-Th 10-12 & 1-4
10th & Florida
Community Action 437-8922 St. John’s Episcopal Church
755 Granada Shopping Center, Suite 755 Monday only 9am-Noon 1111 Indiana
437-1364 Food Pantry 437-3891
Contact person: Mary Beth Reynolds Community Kitchen—free meals
Grace United Methodist Church
Emergency assistance for rent, utilities, and 1206 Greenwood Lane (16th & Cuba) Tues & Thurs 5:00-6:30 pm
Must meet guidelines St. Jude’s Mission
Saturdays only—meal 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 1404 College Ave.
M-Th 8:00-4:00 Funds for food, rent, & utilities 437-0238
Commodities from Las Cruces House of Prayer Community outreach program
Call 532-4390 for qualifying and more 437-7880 Tuesdays 10:00 am-Noon
information Homeless Only—hot meal, clothing,
Trinity Lutheran Church
Corinth Baptist Church 1505 College
400 Delaware Immaculate Conception Church 437-1482
437-0988 705 Delaware Ave. Pastor Bill Heithald
Food Pantry T-W-Th 11 am-3 pm 437-3291 Benevolence Fund
Have a “Poor Fund” as donations are made.
Cuba Avenue Church of Christ May do gasoline vouchers. Tularosa UMC
1300 Cuba Ave. 585-2314
437-4795 Immanuel Baptist Church Emergencies 585-3204
Monday and Friday, 10:00-11:30 am 1107 Adams Food Bank—Tues only 9-11 am
Food Pantry 430-6881 Must live in Tularosa or Bent zip codes
Angel Food Ministry—affordable food
Ben Archer Health Center English as a Second Languarge Lion’s Club
1501 E. 10th St. 1328 Scenic Drive Assistance with glasses
443-8133 437-9987 Contact persons:
M-F 8am-5pm Free classes for improving English speaking Bob Hamilton 437-3402
Will take any medical insurance as well as peo- Frank Simpkins 437-2602
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Conference room at GCMRC Parenting Classes
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1207 8th St. Head Start—Tularosa 585-4818
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Counseling for children and family Human Resources Department 437-9800
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THE SPOKESMEN 12 Acquainting Alamogordo with Alamogordo
The Cactus Patch
A little three-year-old boy is sitting on the toilet. His mother I was in the restaurant yesterday when I suddenly realized I
thinks he has been in there too long, so she goes in to see what's
up. The little boy is sitting on the toilet reading a book. But
desperately needed to pass gas. The music was really, really loud,
about every 15 seconds or so, he puts the book down, grips onto so I timed my gas with the beat of the
to the toilet seat with his left hand and hits himself on top of the music.
head with his right hand.
After a couple of songs, I started to feel
better. I finished my coffee, and noticed
that everybody was staring at me....
Then I suddenly remembered that I was
listening to my iPod.
Contributed by Joe Gaut
A plane is on its way to Toronto, when a blonde in economy class gets up, and moves
to the first class section and sits down. The flight attendant watches her do this, and
asks to see her ticket. She then tells the blonde that she paid for economy class and that
she will have to sit in the back.
His mother says, "Billy, are you all right? You've been in
The blonde replies, “I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Toronto and I'm staying
here for a while."
Billy says, "I'm fine, mommy. I just haven't gone potty
The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells the pilot and the co-pilot that there
is a blonde bimbo sitting in first class who belongs in economy, and won't move back to
Mother says, "Ok, you can stay here a few more minutes.
But, Billy, why are you hitting yourself on the head?"
The co-pilot goes back to the blonde and tries to explain that because she only paid for
Billy says, "Works for ketchup."
economy she will have to leave and return to her seat.
The blonde replies, “I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Toronto and I'm staying
The Bagpiper right here.”
The co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when they
Contributed by Sam Hoerster land to arrest this blonde woman who won't listen to reason.
The pilot says, “You say she’s a blonde? I'll handle this, I'm married to a blonde. I
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. speak blonde.”
Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a He goes back to the blonde and whispers in her ear, and she says, “Oh, I'm sorry,” and
graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or gets up and goes back to her seat in economy.
friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and ask him what he said to make her
move without any fuss.
“I told her, ‘First class isn't going to Toronto.’ ”
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and
being a typical man I didn't stop for directions I finally arrived
an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and
the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers
and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.
I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the
vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so
I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and
began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this
man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played
before for this homeless man.
And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to
weep. They wept, I wept, and we all wept together.
When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for
my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the
workers say, "Son of a gun, I never seen nothing like that
before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."
Friends have a way of speaking without words.