Iran and Japan

I can’t publish this …. (I wrote on June 7th; then, continuing events and opinions – including similar opinions came to the public square. I updated a few sentences and decided to post this). jl


I have no love for Iran as an enemy of the U.S. It hates us – for a list of reasons … heartfelt, hate [at least the leadership and majority of what is presented as ‘public opinion’ there].

I am a patriot. I love my Country and my Freedoms.

All that said, what I see is a country (U.S.) [who happens to be wise in this instance] finally standing up to a dangerous adversary – who is trying to achieve the means – to do Evil in the world… [and especially to Israel and the U.S.]. We can’t let them have nuclear means to do such harm … to either.

So, it does seem to me that we have them in an effectively softened position – they are isolated, their population is suffering [I pray for them and hope they understand the dynamics].

Iran’s leadership must soften their position on obtaining nuclear weapons or see full, internal collapse … The U.S., and its allies, are standing with a foot on their collective throat … daring them – to try and move to loosen our grasp!

Some say we did the very same to Japan – which resulted [we all know] in Pearl Harbor.

Iran blowing holes in those ships was a sign of sheer desperation – and the downing of the drone even more so; I am not saying the U.S. is ‘wrong’ – only long term History will decide that … I am just sayin’ … that history repeats [those wiser than I suggest].

We [may be] forcing them to a clear act that invokes war – and it will ‘seem’ as if they provoked it … and yet, I am able to clearly recognize and say,  – that although it may be truly wise to force negotiation… if that is indeed the aim; however, if it is the US provoking an action that will allow military action – well, that is an entirely different ball of wax.

This is not to say military action is not necessary if Iran’s leaders continue to seek progression toward having nuclear weapons – it is just my desire to recognize a spade … as a spade. I don’t know if President Trump called off the strike to demonstrate his restraint in preparation for an all out attack – or if he genuinely is purely trying to force Iran to the negotiating table (?).

I don’t know who is right … and I have reasons to believe the powers that be in Iran … have Evil intentions in their priorities … I just have to remind myself that such truth does not exclude the possibility that our motives can also be less then Righteous, as well.

I’m just sayin’ … .


A Wink and a Nod from FISA?

This Took My Breath Away

As I read a small paragraph in a rather predictable political story [albeit incredibly important beyond it’s simply political implications] … ‘Oh My’ was what I quietly whispered to myself. Actually, about 3 times. It felt like a physical blow.

The Headline is:

Any interference in Russia probe is something public has ‘right to know about’: GOP lawmaker


The Link to the story is:

Or copy and paste:

Finally, the paragraph itself:

"I think that every American would initially have some grave concerns of a court that is operating completely in secret," Steube claimed. "Given all the information and facts, if the information that was represented to the FISA court — if they knew this was campaign fodder or promulgated and still decided to issue a warrant, that would bring a lot of things to questions."

For two years …. we [I] people –  following the unbelievable power struggle over control of this country – had some limits to how upside things had become in the last decade. Even so, we learned that some very high ranking and powerful people had their ‘thumbs on the scale’.

We now know there were unimaginable improprieties and unlawful – unscrupulous, deceitful, behavior – from powerful leaders in (Leading!) Government entities {FBI, CIA, DOJ, MORE}. National Institutions we all hoped and prayed [and believed!] were fair and balanced – without political bend.

Today we know there was indeed, more than thumbs on scales as the most powerful agencies in the world were weaponized to do the political bidding of one party over another.

Further, we know there was a coup de tat (attempt); without doubt.

In this coup, we learned about FISA courts; and most of us – right up until very, very recently – believed those rogue government [Leaders] officials had hoodwinked, fooled, misrepresented evidence (to FISA judge(s)  which they produced in support of warrants to spy on political candidates and their teams.

That is all disgusting, despicable, behavior. Leaders of our FBI swearing before those judges facts that weren’t facts.

AT least that’s what we [so many] believed; and, wanted to believe. No one ever once, at least publically, suggested that the FISA court judges themselves were a party to the behavior – with a sort of wink and nod … which then, it follows, these secret courts became a defacto ‘ partner(s) in the coup attempt’.

I know very little about FISA courts and judges; I don’t know who appoints judges or who has oversight of them, …  how long their terms are, or who is fundamentally in charge … however, as noted in the paragraph – they ARE Secret! SECRET COURTS. And, if they were weaponized, politicalizedwe have a major issue to examine in the light of day … and fix. I seek no criminal action, and yet, I can’t bring myself to suggest those responsible not be held accountable. I agree with President Trump on this one – it sure seems treasonous.


God Blessed America. God also blessed other nations and peoples throughout scripture; some also suffered greatly when they turned away.

I’m just sayin’ … .

Reproductive Rights? Why not say the truth and use the real words …ABORTI0N! Abortion! abortion …

Protect Reproductive Rights?

Why not say the truth and use the real words ABORTI0N! Abortion! abortion …

Kirsten Gillibrand


Repealing the Hyde Amendment is critical so that low-income women in particular can have access to the reproductive care they need and deserve.

Reproductive rights are human rights
, period. They should be nonnegotiable for all Democrats.


12:34 PM – Jun 5, 2019



I’m just sayin’ … .

Iowa father hailed a hero after he dies while saving daughter, 5, from dog attack

An Iowa man died over the weekend after police say he was fatally injured while saving the life of his 5-year-old daughter who had been mauled by a dog.

This makes me so sad … and frustrated, and angry. My heart is heavy and I pray comfort and blessings upon those who lived … and my God welcome and hold close – the man – the father and husband … that was killed.

I have written many times of the subject of killer dogs … literal deadly weapons when raised by so many people for so many wrong reasons. Personally, I believe the breeds in question – ought to be illegal. This is one kind of animal that man made common – that we can do without!

Killers* they are … born and bred to be.

*Not every single one, not all; I understand, and know for sure – there are exceptions!

Never the less, the breeds are prone … pre-determined genetically – to behave in very dangerous, very inhumane ways – particularly with an ‘eye’ toward small dogs, children, and even big strong adults when such situation presents.

A man [or woman] without a gun or weapon – and the determination to use it – will be killed if such a dog attacks. No doubt.

The breed(s) need to be outlawed.


I’m just sayin’ … .

The story today that prompted my remarks?