Man  Of  Few  Words



Jim Askew

Vietnam Veteran, fair-minded, and a patriotic American who has lived long enough to see this country at her best and her worst.  With a sharp intellect that can cut to the chase and see through the fog of fantasy to the clear and simple truth of the issues, Jim is an asset to any discussion.

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Enjoy once again the thoughts of our Man of Few Words.  DebV


Updated 09/04/09


Wealth Redistribution, Chapter???


Today, Barack Obama announced a new 85 Billion dollar plan to increase EIC paymants and child credits for the poor. These are people that don't pay taxes in the first place! Now we are going to give them more to produce more children.

Sound like welfare all over???


85 Billion is not an amount that I am used to handling in my checking account but it is chicken feed for this administration. 85 Billion would amount to $8,500 per family for 10 million poor families. I'd like a piece of that but I pay taxes and don't qualify.

How many racially slanted bills is this guy going to be allowed to pass.


I guess the cutting of Medicare will pay for this one too!



George Soros, cofounder of, primary contributor to ACORN and the elect Obama campaign and majority share holder of petrobraz contributed 2 billion dollars to the first three organizations mentioned above to get Barack Obama elected.


This week Barack Obama spent 2 billion dollars of our tax money to Brazil for offshore drilling in Brazil!


Thanx for getting me elected, George!!!


If anyone in congress had any balls they would have Barack Obama cuffed for misuse of government funds. Unfortunately no one in congress has any balls!



Letter To Obama:


I am in total disagreement with every policy that you have initiated since you have been in office.

You are putting this country on a path of ruin with your policies. That will be your legacy.

I didn't vote for you nor would I ever.

You have a staff of clowns who only care about power and party, not about country.

You give good speeches which say nothing. You bully policies through congress without giving anyone time to read your BS bills.

What you have done so far has already put this country on the road to bankruptcy. 


Please resign and let the American people elect someone with common sense before you have sent this country into ruin.




Webster's definition of abomination is, worthy of causing disgust or hatred, detestable, quite disagreeable or unpleasant, loathing.

You don't have many letters or pronunciation to come up with obamanation, or Obama nation.

The definition doesn't change much.

In Obama's first six weeks in office he has been worthy of causing disgust and hatred. He has been detestable. He has been quite disagreeable with what all Americans want and unpleasant. He has also been loathing.

Thus the new name, Obamanation!


If you would like to find info on some of Barack Obama's long term associations here is a great website to look at them,

You will see his religious leaders Jeremiah Wright, anti white, anti American.

You will also see James Meeks, same as Reverend Wright.

Louis Farrakan, anti white, anti American Muslim.

You can also link his visits to Mohmar Khadaffi with his religious leaders.

You can also see his long term association with Tony Rezko while Barack was in politics in Illinois. Rezko is now in federal prison on 16 counts of fraud and money laundering.

You can also see his long association with William Ayers, long term anti American terrorist.

You can see his brother, Obongo Obama, an Al Queda member now residing somewhere in Pakistan. Same with his friend Rashid Khalid in the same general neighborhood..

You can also see his long term associate Raila Odinga, Kenyan politician, responsible for the deaths of 1,500 Kenyans and the dislocation of 600, 000 more Kenyans.

Then you can see his association with the Woods foundation. This is not the Tiger Woods foundation. Check it here.


If I can find all of this so can the mainstream media, MSM, but they don't want anyone to see all of this.

The MSM is doing this country a disservice.

Why can't the McCain campaign put this info out?  I have sent it to them.  Anyone else who is concerned should put this info out to any available outlet.



All the Knowledge In the World Is Of No Use In The Hands Of Fools


This title seems applicable to our current administration, congress and senate!

Gas prices are at all time highs.

Food prices are in step with gas prices.

The banking industry is on the doorstep of bankruptcy.

The airline industry is on the same doorstep.

Our congress has taken off on their normal 5 week vacation, leaving all of these problems unattended.

Our president has not ordered them back, which he has the authority to do.

We have two presidential candidates who can't make up their minds what they should do, other than offer daily slams against each other. In the mean time they want you to vote for them.

Washington is in disarray. No one there cares about the country. It's all about their party now. None care about the problems of the country. All they care about is getting in office or staying in office.

One candidate is proposing change that you can believe in.

I am proposing total change.

Get rid of the whole bunch in Washington and start over. It's allowed in the Constitution.

It's high time the public takes the steps to make it happen!!!




Remember Lee Iacocca, the VP at Ford credited with the birth of the Mustang, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from their death throes, and the owner of the famous quote "Lead, follow, or get out of the way"? Well, he's back!  He has a new book, and here are some excerpts.
Lee Iacocca writes:

'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening?  Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder.  We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'Stay the course'
Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned 'Titanic' I'll give you a sound bite: 'Throw all the bums out!'
You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the 'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?
I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have.
The Biggest 'C' is Crisis!
Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis.  It's easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself.  It's another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.  George Bush, Dick Chaney and who it this Bozo coming up next?  One of the most Liberal Idiots in the U.S. Senate and he is talking about disarming America.  I can't believe the American people are seeing what he is about to do to this country.  May God have mercy on us all.
On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A Hell of a Mess. So here's where we stand. We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great Companies are all moving offshore.  We're getting slaughtered by health care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy.  Our schools are the worst in the world. Our borders are like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way. These are times that cry out for leadership and we are getting ready to put the most Liberal Senator in the U. S. Senate in as our next President because we want to be fair and elect someone just because of his race.  We don't have time to be fair, we need a strong leader.
But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I hope you get the point.
Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo? We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.
Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the hurricane, or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in the crucial hours after the storm. Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn't happen again. Well guess what people?  We are having more floods right now.  What are we doing to help these people out.  Now, that's just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what you're going to do the next time.  Why are we allowing people to build in flood plains anyway?  If you build in a flood area, expect to be flooded and deal with it.  Don't expect the Government to bail you out.
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing.  All they seem to be thinking now-days is getting themselves bigger salaries and bonuses.
Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, what are we going to do about it?  Likely nothing!
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debt, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem.
The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.
I have news for the gang in Congress and the Senate. We didn't elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break.  Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?  I honestly don't think any of you have one!

Had Enough?
Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope; I believe in America ....  In my lifetime I've had the privilege of living through some of America's greatest moments I've also experienced some of our worst crises: the 'Great Depression', 'World War II', the 'Korean War', the 'Kennedy Assassination',  the 'Vietnam War', the 1970s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating with 9/11. If I've learned one thing, it's this:
'You don't get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it's building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That's the challenge I'm raising in this book. It's a call to 'Action' for people who, like me, believe in America. It's not too late, but it's getting pretty close. So let's shake off the crap and go to work. Let's tell 'em all we've had 'enough.'


As I look at the candidates from both parties for president in 2008 I see all of the democrats promising to end the Bush tax cuts and exact national health care. That's their norm of raising taxes and spending.


On the republican side it's not much better.

John McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts twice but now says he is for making them permanent. On that note he says, I don't flip flop. He also cosponsored the immigration bill with Ted Kennedy to allow amnesty for 40 million illegal immigrants. Just what we need. He is also against punishing poor terrorists that want to kill us. Odd for someone that spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton.


Rudi Guliani is pro abortion, pro gun control and pro amnesty for illegal immigrant amnesty. Not exactly what I have in mind for a president.


Mike Huckabee has a good sense of humor. That may come in handy with our current house speaker and senate majority leader but it takes more than a good sense of humor to be president of the U.S..


Mitt Romney has been everywhere on issues. He's the typical politician that can talk for two hours without saying a thing.


All of this has given me a serious case of electile dysfunction.

On Feb 5 I am submitting my oldest dog, Buddy, as a write in candidate. My wife is submitting our puppy, Bug, as a write in candidate. Add two more dogs to the race!




On the Upcoming Presidential Election


I could never run for anything since I can barely stand up. But if I could here's my platform.


I would be strong against terrorists and illegal immigrants like Duncan Hunter. I would fence the border and deport all illegals. I would kill every terrorist on the planet. Terrorists would wish that I approved waterboarding if they were my captives.


I would improve on Mike Huckabee's plan of dissolving the IRS and instituting a consumption tax, but mine would be scaled to income and family size. Families making less than $50,000 would pay no taxes, depending on family size. Higher income families would pay progressively more in taxes. I would get rid of all embedded corporate taxes to make our economy more competitive in worldwide markets.


There would be a line item veto available to the president to rid us of pork barrel spending once and for all.


I would oversee doctor, hospital and drug company charges to make health care available at reasonable rates for all. Government assistance would only be available to those truly in need.


There is more that can be done but this would be a good start.



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