The Death of Integrity...Bush Vs Obama...The Deal and the Bomb

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We have huge problems, not only here at home, but all around the world. I have come to believe that much of our problems, and thus the world's problems is because of a willfully misleading media.

The Death of Integrity...Bush Vs Obama...The Deal

The Death of Integrity

My problem has always been my mouth. I always say what I mean straight out, no sugar coating is necessary.

I joined the United States Marine Corps in 1967 because I wanted to serve my country, to give back just a little for all my country had given to me and my family. Not in food stamps, subsidized housing, or benefits, but in freedom and liberty, the very things this country was founded on. Back then, the United States Marine Corps was a volunteer outfit unlike the Army, so we all knew why we were there and we all wanted to be there.

My Time in the Marine Corps


During my time in the Marine Corps I lost six very dear friends, watched my wife, a 20 year old Okinawa girl, bleed to death in the back seat of an Okinawan taxi cab on the way across the island to the civilian hospital simply because she had no day pass to go to the hospital on base, which was so much closer. And I had the privilege to hold, what was left of a young Marine covered in mud and blood as he cried for his mother, dying in my arms. It just seemed to me that these, and worse were the prices millions of Americans before me had paid for our freedom and now it was my turn to return the favor.

Getting Out


When I got out of the Corps I refused to take any of my GI benefits, I still will not. That was not why I joined. Though it would have been nice to get a lower rate on the houses I bought. Have them pay for my education and my health care, but like I said, that is not why I joined the Marine Corps. The only benefits I have ever accepted were my unemployment benefits and now my Social security, but I have been paying my own money for them since I was 13 years old and had to go to work to help my Mother and Father as best I could.

Living on Little


We now live on a little more than 2000 dollars a month. We certainly qualify for food stamps, for free health care, for who knows what else, but we will find a way to make it ourselves and this we can do because we are Americans. You see, I still believe, that it is what we can do for our country, not what our country can can do for us. This is what holds us up.

I Believe



I believe in honesty and fair play
and I will tell you straight up that I do. However I see very little of this, honesty and fair play in the nation’s news media, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, most all of the nation’s news papers, as they have all fallen away from being what our founding fathers hoped they would be, watchdogs of the government.

The Lap Dogs of the President


By doing this, by becoming the lap dogs of the president and the left instead of reporting fairly and honestly, they have become the extension of just one side of the equation, omitting stories, telling halve truths, lies (like hands up, don’t shoot which never happened according to Eric Holder’s justice department investigation) and baiting people into giving their opinion only to attack them on the nightly news and inflame the situation in their never ending quest for ratings. But the most egregious thing this so called “news media” has done is outright avoiding anything and everything that may put a bad face on this President, This President that their hypocrisy and lack of vetting elected.

Imagine the Hell


Can you imagine the hell these media outlets would have raised about George Bush if he let an American ambassador and three other brave Americans be murdered without even trying to send help or aid when both help and aid was not only asked for, but available?

How They Would Rant


Can you imagine how they would of ranted if it was George Bush who told the Russians, on an open microphone that he mistakenly thought was closed “that he would have more leverage after the elections”? What is it that is happening in Ukraine now? Have we shipped any weapons there, gave any kind of help to Ukraine beyond a pat on the back? Is that the leverage he was talking about?

Leading From Behind


Can you imagine what they would have said if it was George Bush who said he was leading from behind?
Can you imagine how they would of went for blood if George Bush would have went back to the golf course just minutes after talking on television about the first be-headed American by ISIS? I mean after all, they are just a J.V. team, right?
Can you imagine what they would of said if George Bush would of traded five very dangerous terrorist for one deserter who absence caused death and bitter pain to some of those who went looking for him after he walked off his post in war time?

What Extremes


Can you envision to what extremes the media would of went through if he had golfed well over 140 rounds in just the first four years with seven vacations costing the tax payers billions upon billions of dollars while only meeting with his jobs counsel 3 times and then laughing about how badly his so called “shovel ready jobs” program worked, saying “we learned that shovel ready wasn’t as ready as we thought” as he tried to hold back his laughter?

American Propaganda Media


What would the American Propaganda media be saying right now if were George Bush who was giving the Iranian’s the bomb in just a few short years. A country who has pledged to wipe, not only Israel off the map, but America as well, and starting a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, as just days before “the deal” was announced, Iran’s leader chanted to his people “death to America”?

So Called News Outlets


It is these so called news outlets who are poisoning this nation and the world with lies and half-truths and without truth in the news media, the news media becomes nothing more than some worthless red-faced-propaganda network, the very same kind of propaganda that lulled the people of 1930’s Germany to sleep as millions upon millions of innocent people were put to death right under their noses and they smelled nothing.

A Simple Thing


I think it is a simple thing, standing up for what is right regardless of what our affiliations are and to do this in all we do. It just seems to me that a real news person would have more pointed questions to ask the President, than what his favorite color is. i]To me, it is unconscionable to see a wrong and not try to make that wrong a right and to do this in every single thing I do, no matter what. This is what we used to call, integrity. But as we look around us in our daily lives, as we sat here and tap the very keys of computer we see ever so clearly the rapidly approaching death of integrity, the death of doing what is right, not only when it is easy, but when it is hard. For this is the true test of justice and Liberty.

Words and the first four pictures by uTAH jAY
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Here And Now, Here At Home, Lies, Lies Deceit, Lies Hurt, News, News Coverage, News Story, Newspaper, The Media, The Mid-East

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I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

Since you castigate Obama for his golf-playing vacations, you need to know, Utah Jay, that your beloved George Bush took four times as many vacation days while he was in office than Obama has taken during the same period. This is what I call egregiously slanted reporting.

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author avatar Retired
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

This is way too much truth for liberals to take, Utah. They adore their beloved leader even though he has done more than any president in history to make America into a laughingstock and weaken us in the eyes of the world. When they are confronted with his failed presidency all they can do is say W this and W that. Wow. Nothing like taking responsibility.

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author avatar Retired
4th Apr 2015 (#)

I sent a message to you Utah, but maybe it didn't reach you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Apr 2015 (#)

And when right-wingers are confronted with Bush's failed presidency all they can say is Obama this and Obama that. Nothing like taking responsibility.

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author avatar Retired
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

I think he has done ok

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author avatar Carol Roach
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

the media praises and rants and raves for every president I have been seeing this as long as I have been alive. Fox news paints Obama as the enemy and CNN praises hijm and vilifies a republican president. George Bush Jr, went down as the worst president in American history and now it looks Obama will as well

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

Utah, thanks for sharing such an honest article about your life. Blessings to you!

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author avatar Retired
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

Great article, my friend. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Shamarie
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

Wow, this post is very different from the topics you normally write about! Politics is a very corrupt business. I wish politics was more about honesty than the dollar!

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author avatar Retired
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

Whenever I have to see Obama on screen, I keep expecting to see his nose get longer. When I hear the lies being told and the false promises being made, I want to scream at the set. I wonder how the press secretary can keep a straight face. Most of all I'm horrified that the nation of liberty I grew up in and my husband escaped to is becoming more like the country he escaped from. And the American people sleep on, as if their liberties were not disappearing more with each new law, regulation, or legal attack on an American for his or her political or religious beliefs.

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author avatar Retired
4th Apr 2015 (#)

You said it, BarbRad. We are being censored and regulated to death and so few who care!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Apr 2015 (#)

No difference between Obama and W, both of them a bunch of liars, especially W, At least Obama did something but Bush, the worst president in history!

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
4th Apr 2015 (#)

Governments have policies but the people running them in execution are to blame for their non work ability. I say this from my own personal experience as many don't understand the policies to interpret it correctly and refuse to learn the right way. Its a personal story with real time experience.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks for the reads Stave, but you are doing just what a leftist does does I think if you re-read it again you will find that it is not about either of these worthless progressive presidents, but the propaganda media that is misleading America and the world. The questions posed are what if Bush did some of the bull crap things that Obama has done, how they would have destroyed him even more than they did. And you are right in saying that Bush took more vacations than Obama has, but most of them were to his ranch in Texas where he worked on the countries business. I think the comparison I would make is this one. When M. Obama took all of her 300 friends (I know...she actually found 300 friends it amazes me too) to France and put them up in the best French hotels and feed them snails and truffels until 3 each morning, Why Hell man, I bet just that one fling cost more than all of Bush's vacations put together, And that does not count the 12 thousand dollar dress she bought for just one night in the rose garden with the French big man and the 4 thousand dollar dog collar she bought for Bow and put on the tax man's tab. I mean one just cannot have an underdressed dog when the French President comes to Town, can one. if you want to go off on tangents I'm your guy. This is what I do for entertainment...Go to political meetings and read history, not the kind they teach in schools now a days, the kind one finds in the Congressional library, the actual words of the founders them self. I teach the Constitution run campaigns. I'm even the chair of my caucus. I'm not like everyone you think I am Steve. I actually know what I'm talking about.

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author avatar Retired
5th Apr 2015 (#)

You are one rockin' truth teller, Utah. Keep up Free Speech, because yours is full of wisdom.

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author avatar Catherine
5th Apr 2015 (#)

You're awesome, Utah!

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks for the read David, but just what has he done, but take away health care from 25 thousand people who had it before and we still have business after business dropping people and the homeless without. Don't believe me? Go to the emergency room one day and look for yourself.
And no, it was not Obama who got Bin Ladden, it was a Doctor from Pakistan who told the CIA where he was. It took Obama more than 8 hour nap to give the go ahead...By the way, the Doctor is now in prison in Pakistan for telling us and our President will not say a word in his defense
Or is it this deal he hasn't made with Iran yet, as it has been put off until the end of June, that will start a nuclear arms race in the middle east.
And no, I am not a warmonger. I just know that Iran wants to wipe Israel and the US off the map. And when it is 380+ or so million lives we are talking about, I really don't think the Iranians will let a little lie get in the way of their aimed ambitions.
So other than that, what has he done? And before you say the economy, Remember that he has raised our debt to near twenty trillion dollars, more than all the other presidents combined, which will affect your life more than mine because you are young and I am old so when I die and all of us baby-boomers die the burden of that debt will fall on you young guys...Tax wise.
Still think he has done okay?

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author avatar CityJoe
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Utah Jay, you are laying it out in lavender and pretty soon people will be holding their ears shut because they can't resist the wisdom. What is UP with people that they just want to bow to this disgrace of a president no matter what he does?

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Or Carol, it is much more than CNN against FOX, It is ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, and all the newspapers. If Bush, and by the way, I hated him too, but if he were doing what this President is doing there would be no end to the screaming. Just think back to when the gas prices went over 4 dollars a gallon for Bush and the hell that the media threw at him, with Obama, not even a whisper by the media. Now what if it was something important? And we must remember that all these Democrats not only signed on to what we now call Bush's war, but they begged for it.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Jessica...Right on.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Nancy.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Joyesh.

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author avatar Retired
5th Apr 2015 (#)

You're correct Utah, if a Republican president did HALF of what Obama had done he would have been crucified upside down like Saint Peter. But the left loves their Fuehrer and will defend any of his actions no matter how vile.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

So do I Shamarie, that is what the media is supposed to do, not pick favorites, but keep the heat on.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

BarbRad, you are right on target...You go girl. Jessica and I are with you.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Fern, but like I said to David...just what has he done, but take away health care from 25 thousand people who had good health care before and we still have business after business dropping people and the homeless are still without. Don't believe me? Go to the emergency room one day and look for yourself.
And no, it was not Obama who got Bin Ladden, it was a Doctor from Pakistan who told the CIA where he was. It took Obama more than 8 hour nap to give the go ahead...By the way, the Doctor is now in prison in Pakistan for telling us and our President will not say a word in his defense
Or is it this deal he hasn't made with Iran yet, as it has been put off until the end of June. A deal, that if it goes through will start a nuclear arms race in the middle east at the least. And a great civil war between the two factions of Islam, if that doesn't happen sooner...The Sudis and Iran are fighting each other right now in Yemen, the one great Obama accomplishment in foriegn affairs.
And no, I am not a warmonger. I just know that Iran wants to wipe Israel and the US off the map. And when it is 380+ or so million lives we are talking about, I really don't think the Iranians will let a little lie get in the way of their aimed ambitions.
So other than that, what has he done? And before you say the economy, Remember that he has raised our debt to near twenty trillion dollars, with two years left to go, more than all the other presidents combined, which will affect your life more than mine because you are young and I am old so when I die and all of us baby-boomers die the burden of that debt will fall on you young guys...Tax wise.
Still think he has done okay Fern?

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you City Joe, and to tell you the truth, some are just die hard liberals who refuse to see and the rest I blame on the propaganda media in this country. You know the lier-mouths on nbc, abc, cbs, npr, cnn, and most of the countries news papers.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Catherine.

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author avatar Utah Jay
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Lady....Good to know.

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author avatar Kingwell
8th Apr 2015 (#)

Politics can be a nasty business wherever we live Utah. Certainly we will never all agree. I'm not going to get involved in American politics but I do believe that you are speaking the truth as you see it. Blessings.

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