Tom in Iraq as a Military Observer

Tom in Iraq as a Military Observer
They sent me here just to watch...

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Man in the Arena

This is one of my all-time favorites.

The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Friday, January 25, 2019

National Emergencies Act here we come!!!

I think that we are very close to the President invoking the National Emergencies Act (1976) if for no other reason than to pay those being hurt by the shutdown and the failure of Congress to take any action.  This will create even greater controversy, but the intractable course that the left seems attached to may leave him little choice.  I can’t see the president content in hanging these folks out to dry.

We have only ourselves to blame for permitting hate for one man to govern the conduct of those who represent us—or at least should be!