Thursday, April 23, 2009

Torture vs Morality

As I rode around today in the Van I listened to NPR and a show concerning the release of some classified memos by the Obama administration. The pundits on the show debated the issue of torture and whether it was a good idea to release these memos. At least two of the debaters made statements on several occasions that America, under the Bush administration had lost it's moral bearings by using harsh interrogation techniques to gain information from captured terrorists. They in essence were lecturing those who think it is OK to use enhanced techniques on these people in order to get information that could save lives.

Now from what I gather the techniques used included water boarding, slapping, humiliation, sleep deprivation and even caterpillars. Now from what I have been told our soldiers go through training that is worse than this in their military careers to prepare them for the battlefield, especially Navy Seals, Army Rangers and other Special Ops soldiers. Not to mention we have people in our culture that pay to have stuff worse than this done to them in fetish type sex businesses.

Now here's where I get angry! I am sick and tired of being lectured by a bunch of people who support murdering tiny babies in the womb and outside the womb in abortion clinics yet they want to tell me I have lost my moral bearings!

Give me a break!

(AP) Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may have a lot of explaining to do.He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. He supported allowing retired police officers to carry concealed weapons, but opposed allowing people to use banned handguns to defend against intruders in their homes. And the list of sensitive topics goes on.

Someone needs to get a clue and speak the truth to these elitists liberals and tell Obama and the rest of his minions to their faces what hypocrites they really are on this subject. The truth is 99% of those people would sacrifice or torture anyone of us to save the lives of their loved ones if it came down to it. Yet they want to preach to use how morally Superior they are on this subject....

I hate to say it but this one really burns me up!

What say you?

Saturday, April 04, 2009


After only three full weeks of Aikido I am progressing well. I have begun preparing for the test which will grant me the 5th Kyu or first stripe on my belt. It will be another 4 weeks or so before I have the time in to test according to the requirements. That should give me enough to to try and gain a better understanding and practical application of each hand and foot movement, judo taiso and the first eight quick release techniques. I feel sure I will be able to perform these requirements in that allotted time.

I have enjoyed each class and look forward to each new workout. Although I am working through some injuries I hope that I will be able to attend each class without missing any until at least May when I have to go out of town to see my son graduate air school in the Navy.

Our class is a good one and all the people are very easy to get along with and helpful. I hope to make some lifelong friendships here. The Sensei and his wife are both really good people and fun to work with.

I will continue to post as I progress.