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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
                                                                                           Vietnam War.
                                                                                                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
that day.
     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.
THE SPOKESMEN                                                                     2                                Acquainting Alamogordo with Alamogordo




                                                                                      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
                                                                                      follows:
    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.
    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 spokesmen@ucf.net.
    I have a suggested solution. “PRAY!” And again I say, “PRAY!” And
again I say, “PRAY!”
THE SPOKESMEN                                                                       3                              Acquainting Alamogordo with Alamogordo


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
                                 575-437-1970
                           paulcpa@alamogordo-nm.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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                                                        expenses.                                               aaaaaa
                                                              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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                                                                                                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
   Genesis 9
   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.
                                                                                                    Authors Question:
                                                                                                    WHY BOTHER?
   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
                                                                                                curse.
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
real author.
                                                               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
his disposal.
                                                               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
Capital.
                                                               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

   The
                                                                                   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

  Bone
                                                                                   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
                                                                                   of Islam.
                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
                about it.
                                                                                   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
                                                                                   American.
                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
                                                                                   YOU stand.
                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
                                                                                                                                          Parable
            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.
                                                                                                                                          her altitude
            Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976,         America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is
                                                                                                                                          and spotted
        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,
                                                                         problems worse.
        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
                                                                                                                                          to me."
 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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me. I love my mommy and I wish she didn't have to leave me, but Daddy says
that she has to go to be with my little sister.”
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again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!”
     “OK,” he said, “I hope I do have enough.” I added some of my money to
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     The little boy said, “Thank you God for giving me enough money!” Then
he looked at me and added, “I asked last night before I went to sleep for God                   Call 514-907-2351 for more information.
to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that Mommy could give
                                  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.
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    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
                                           1930s' buildup.
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,
                                                                  Bob Simmons
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
                                                                    Rudy Gomez



                Annual Health Fair                                                                            Spokesmen Links
                   Chaparral Middle School                                                  See a new CPR method, simple and easy to learn
                Friday, March 19th, 8:30-1:00
                                                                                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5huVSebZpM
                   For more information
                 call Sandy Rickman, RN                                                             Contributed by correspondent Joe Gaut
              575-812-6304 or 575-491-9636
THE SPOKESMEN                                                                    11                         Acquainting Alamogordo with Alamogordo


                                  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
                                                             434-5450
    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
    prescriptions                                            437-7640
    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
                                                             showers, washer/dryer
    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


                                                                   Other Resources 
    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
    ple without insurance. We go to sliding scale
    fee.                                                     FEMA Disaster Assistance                          Low Income Phone Service
                                                             Apply by phone 1-800-621-3362                     Contact local service
    Childbirth Class
    Conference room at GCMRC                                                                                   Parenting Classes
    443-7640                                                 Health Office                                     ZIA Therapy 437-3040
                                                             1207 8th St.                                      Head Start—Tularosa 585-4818
    CHINS                                                    437-9340
                                                                                                               Pregnancy Help Center
    434-3013                                                                                                   1222 N. White Sands
    Counseling for children and family                       Human Resources Department                        437-9800
                                                             901 Alaska
    COPE                                                     437-9210                                          Social Security Administration
    434-3622                                                                                                   1-800-772-1213
    24 hour crisis line 437-2673 or toll free 1-866-                                                           Las Cruces office 575-523-0771
    350-2673                                                 Housing Authority
    Counseling                                               437-5621                                          Social Services
                                                             Rent assistance as funds available                2200 Indian Wells
    Counseling Center                                        Tularosa 585-9848                                 CYFD Day Care Services 434-9770
    1900 E. 10th St.                                                                                           Child Abuse 1-800-797-3260
    437-8630
    Crisis line 437-7404                                     Income Support Division                           United Way
                                                             437-9260 ext 116                                  1600 E. 10th St.
    Disability Resource Center                               Utilities                                         437-8400
    439-1112                                                 LIHEAP 1-800-637-3134
    Michael Murphy                                                                                             Weatherization
    Rita Martinez                                                                                              1-888-624-1660


                                                       For updates to this page, email spokesmen@ucf.net.
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                                                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."
                                                                        right here.”
     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
 yet."
                                                                        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.
                                                                        her seat.
 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.
Kentucky back-country.
                                                                            “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.

				
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