Why Follow The Real Truckmaster?

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9-13-2018

Why Follow The Real Truckmaster?

Why not? There are many who follow my Realtruckmaster.blog posts. This is what you should know.

I’m a son to my parents, a brother to my brothers, a husband to my wife, father of my children, grandfather (Papa) to my grandkids and great-grandkids. I am Uncle Joe, Cousin, Nephew, and Paw-Yai (grandfather) to my Thai family. To those who don’t really know me I’m “the grouchy old man”.

I love Jesus and offer no apology. There are only two kinds of people in this world, believers and unbelievers. As a believer, I believe what is written in John 14:6 New International Version (NIV), “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

On 13 September 1967, I joined the Army and have spent much of my adult life in stationed in places around the world, Thailand, Panama, Germany and Japan and in Washington, California, Colorado, Missouri and temporary duty in Virginia and Indiana. You could say I’ve been around the block a time or two.

I retired on 31 December 1990, from the US Army. I’m a Thailand Veteran of the Vietnam War, who loves and supports the United States of America and a sworn defender of the US Constitution.

The world we live in has been turned upside down by political correctness.

  • We are fed a daily diet of homophobia, sexophobia, raceophobia, and more recently trumpophobia.
  • We are told you are what you feel you are, male, female, transgender, transsexual, multisexual, or nonsexual.
  • We are told that children are not to be categorized as male or female, but sexless at birth.
  • We are told that women are to be treated as equals to men.
  • We are told Black Power is good, White Power is bad, and everyone must conform to political correctness.
  • We are told that killing innocent babies in the womb through abortion is simply a woman’s right to choose.
  • We are told that the only safe sex is using condoms, birth control pills or devices.
  • We are told that abstaining from sex before marriage violates a person’s rights.
  • We are told there is no place for God or religion in politics, government, schools, churches and homes.
  • We are told to be tolerant of other people and their religious or non-religious beliefs.
  • We are told that Democrats are caretakers of the disadvantaged and poor.
  • We are told that Republicans are in the pocket of big business and special interest groups.
  • We are told that Donald J. Trump is the symptom and Republicans are the cause.
  • We are told that Donald J. Trump is to blame for all the racism in America.

I am also a Republican, disenfranchised at times, but more recently I became an avid supporter of President Donald J. Trump for reasons many of you will not understand. I have no illusions about his past failings or successes. He is a man who is used to getting his way but I am not stuck in Donald Trump’s past. I ask how many of you who are reading this has a spotless past. How did you handle your failures? What about your successes? Did you play around? Play the field? Or play fast and furious with other people, their lives, honor or finances? Are there things you would like to have done differently or change? I can tell you this much, Donald Trump is someone you want on your side in a fight. He won’t quit. He won’t give up. He won’t stay down. He is predictably unpredictable.

If you believe any or all of the media articles, reports and polls it’s easy to become convinced that Donald Trump is wrong for the office of the presidency. I say he is exactly right for the office of the presidency. His approach to politics, foreign affairs is unconventional at best. There are many attempting to publically and privately undermine him and thwart his policy decisions. They are wrong in doing so.

His businesslike approach to governance has brought a strong and robust economy. Businesses are growing and becoming stronger; jobs are more plentiful and the country is turning a corner and Americans are basking in the present while anticipating a bright future ahead under his leadership.

What is also becoming more evident is that “the swamp” is draining. The creatures of the swamp are moaning and groaning as they are becoming exposed. What I find interesting is that many who are opposing President Trump are the same ones who sought him out for financial support when he was billionaire businessman Donald Trump. They are the ones who then needed his help, or rather his money. Today they distance themselves and have forgotten their past, while continually bring up his past.

It is my belief that Donald J. Trump is a man on a mission. He is on auto-pilot and is focused laser-sharp on that mission. Nothing will divert him to the right or to the left and his target is political correctness in America. Don’t be fooled by his tweets and seemingly random outbursts attacking the media or those in his cabinet or others in government over “trivial” matters. Donald trump is focused on winning and winning is the end game.

Like many Americans, Donald Trump has been a religious man his entire life. He has gone to church on Sunday’s and holidays. He has been “confirmed” at age 13 in an official religious ceremony. At a very young age he has been taught about who Jesus really was and is – the Son of Almighty God. Now all of that is well and good and that makes him a Christian as the world defines Christianity and at heart he has been a good man. Being a good man is not how Donald Trump became president. It was by the grace of Almighty God who saw a man who does not easily give up or quit. A man who was able and became available to be used as God desired.

Say what you want but the incessant daily attacks on the man, Donald Trump lead me to believe what I have known for quite some time that Trump is exactly the right man for the presidency AT THIS TIME IN AMERICA. If you don’t believe me, watch the news, read the backstories, observe the reaction of public political figures and gage the response of private citizens. More importantly discern whether or not it lines up with scripture. If it does not, it’s of the world and will not stand.

I believe God answered the prayers of Christians around the world and across our land who asked for God to do something about the ungodliness sweeping our nation. We prayed and believed God would answer our prayers.

We believed and although not what we expected at all, God sent Donald J. Trump as a sword to cut through the political correctness which God is destroying bit by bit. Not an evangel president, but an Isaiah 45, Cyrus kind of president – POTUS 45.

To all my followers and to the casual reader – Thank You! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Nine Eleven

 

9-11-2018

Nine Eleven

9-11-2001

Every day is made by God and we have the honor of living each day as it comes. It is often necessary to endure unpleasantness when a day is shattered by anti-holiness from Islamic Terrorists, there have been many and in America it is Nine Eleven.

In 2001 I worked at a local call center in Colorado Springs. Our workers routinely set up conference calls between parties and this day we had a number of calls going. Our clients were prominent corporations and many had offices in the World Trade Center. As I prepared to leave the house I was watching one of our local news stations and was totally not prepared for the breaking news of the first tower smoldering as smoke rose into the sky.

When I walked into the call center at what once had been the old military’s Chitlaw Building I saw the receptionist had moved a television into the lobby, and several employees had their eyes glued to the screen as the airliner plowed into the second tower. This catastrophic event altered the lives of so many of our workers who were monitoring and recording ongoing conference calls until they suddenly went silent.

Outside everything had changed as well. The skies around the airport had become clear as all flights and aircraft had been grounded and fighter jets patrolled the skies fearing another eminent attack. It wasn’t long before an airliner slammed into the Pentagon. Still one more airliner flying in the sky seemingly positioning for a strike at the White House was brought down and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Our nation went into a full defensive posture as President George W. Bush, the vice president and key Congressional members were moved to secure locations. That afternoon I remember seeing a live picture of air traffic control activities where absolutely nothing flew, except military air traffic. Life as we knew it had been changed forever with these senseless acts of violence against our nation and our way of life.

 

9-11-2012

When I heard that our embassy in Libya was under attack I began watching and waiting for the might of the United States to send in the “Cavalry” and get our folks out of harm’s way.

After all President Obama had recently sat in the “War Room” with the vice president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other cabinet members watching live feed on the elimination of “Geronimo” Osama Bin Laden and surely this would happen soon as we had military forces in nearby Italy and Germany.

What we (the American people) did not know was that Libya was in a state of turmoil after the murder of Moammar Gadhafi president of Libya and even after all other embassies and the Red Cross had evacuated from Libya.

We were told multiple times by Susan Rice and others in authority that it was simply angry people over a video. Hey we even arrested the guy who created the offensive video, but we had not moved to rescue our embassy personnel, even though we had moved a drone overhead to capture a live feed of the attack and subsequent battle that took place for over 13 hours and resulted in the loss 4 American lives (Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods) with other American’s being wounded or moved to a safer location by special operators without the might of the United States.

We were also not told about the orders to stand down, no one seems to remember giving or the military generals who were disciplined and forced into retirement for daring to ignore those orders to stand down.

The response of Secretary Clinton to a congressional hearing on Benghazi, “What difference does it make now” or the more recent claim by former president Obama, “Benghazi is just a conspiracy theory claim” are simply insulting by those who had the responsibility for the safety of American’s and the trust of the American people.

I’m sorry for the needless loss of lives and the irresponsibility of our government for letting us down in these and other instances.

Today is Nine Eleven and it isn’t going away! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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It’s No Secret

9-9-2018

It Is No Secret

There is an old song we used to sing in church when I was younger.

It is no secret what God can do,

What he’s done for others,

He’ll do for you….

In our lifetime we have witnessed what God can do, He used a sinner like me and you.

With our eyes wide open we have seen God began a new work in America.

It’s a new song we sing as God is restoring America, not for anything we have done individually, but because God is faithful and just.

God hears and answers the prayers of his people when they humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways and pray.

One can look back and see the wickedness throughout this land of ours. We have politicians who are people risen up from the rubble and ashes of discontent and placed in elected positions of authority over our nation.

I firmly believe that God alone is sovereign and the one who anoints the leaders of every nation according to HIS will and in accordance with HIS plan. There is not one action, plan or endeavor which God has not allowed to happen without reason.

American is a country of fast food, speedy dry cleaning and instant gratification. We want our cake and we want to eat it NOW. We want what we deserve. We demand it.

I believe that Barack Obama became president because God allowed it. After all America has relegated God to a top shelf all-purpose genie only allowed off the shelf in case of personal crises. Obama stayed for 8 years only because of the Constitution which was written to place checks and balances on government. Without those checks it would have been possible for a man like Obama to stay in office for life, just as happens in dictatorial regimes across the globe.

Obama had a backup plan, which was to take the one person (Hillary Clinton) whom he had “stolen” the Democrat Party nomination from and give her a consolation prize, the presidency through which he could continue the fleecing of America. Well it’s safe to say that God had other plans.

The Trump candidacy and presidency were seen as nothing more than comical and a huge joke on America. After all how could a billionaire businessman/entertainer possibly think he could govern as president? Obama kept quiet for almost two years as he claimed to “honor” the tradition of former presidents staying out of it and letting the president govern. After all wasn’t it George W. Bush who said that America has only one president, when he was asked about Obama’s questionable decisions or lack thereof?

Nobody expected the Trump Administration to be anything but unsuccessful. Obama may have figured that there was a way to capitalize on a Trump failure and regain the White House. And he had groomed the Democrats on proper etiquette in preparation for that event.

What Obama and the world had seen is a fractured and leaderless Democrat Party that at best has fumbled and bumbled their way toward certain Democrat Party demise. That being said it became essential for him to capitalize on his “machismo” and single handedly save the Democrat Party and the Republic from the Trump Administrations disastrous decisions that take away from the preparations layed by the Obama Administration to bring the economy back to life. Nobody else could pull it off as well as a master manipulator like BHO.

Obama had his opportunity, but now that window has closed and as everyone knows, because Obama told us so, “Elections have consequences”. Thank you Barack for making it possible!

Voters must get out and vote because as Obama said in his recent speeches, “Our Democracy depends on it.”

So I say yes get out and vote Republican because our nation’s survival literally depends upon ALL voters voting with their brain and not their party affiliation. If it’s not on your ballot, write in “Donald J. Trump” and vote for continued economic growth and national security. We’re counting on you!

Donald J. Trump is President of the United States and will God’s help, guidance and direction America is becoming great once again. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Nikes – Just Do It – Donate to Homeless Veterans

9-5-2018

Nikes – Just Do It

Donate to Homeless Veterans

It started out like a bad dream, a nightmare really. Then “Colin” cancer took root in the NFL evoking a reaction from President Donald Trump in the tweet literally heard round the world that indicated kneeling for the national anthem was disrespectful and players should be fired. It would seem that the president’s tweets contained some sort of “fire starter” and maybe should have alerted the Center for National Consciousness so someone could send for the politically correct police to remedy the situation.

It wasn’t long before spread like wildfire across the board to include NFL boardroom, NFL franchises team owners, coaches and players. Soon it had infected public school sports programs nationwide.

What began with Colin Kapernick as his statement against social injustice was handed off the NFL players who supported Kapernick and vowed to continue until he was “given a job” back in the NFL. It was no longer about social injustice, as the overpaid social warriors began demonizing themselves and one even said he felt like a “monkey” as he signed his $93M “deal”.

Public outrage ensued over the blatant disrespect exhibited by NFL players toward the national anthem, the flag and the country. Calls for boycotts began in earnest as fans began burning NFL memorabilia, once prized jersey’s and tore up season tickets. Vowing to turn off the NFL until respect returned to the game. The boycotting has hurt the NFL’s bottom line, but the lesson was not learned.

Then Nike upped the ante as they chose Colin Kapernick for their “Just Do It” campaign. The outrage was immediate as fans began burning prized Nike shoes and other memorabilia.

It was a comment on social media where a retired US Army Colonel, a Special Forces soldier urged not the burning of Nike shoes but the giving of those shoes to Homeless Veterans. Wow!

What a novel idea, take Nike shoes so despised by incensed fans and give them to Homeless Veterans often despised and overlooked by society. Thus begins the saga of “Donate Nike Shoes” with an additional proviso – add a NEW pair of socks and hand them out to Homeless Veterans.

Another venue is the VA’s Veterans Stand Downs where veterans are brought in for checkups, clothing and medical treatment and such: https://www.va.gov/homeless/events.asp

This would be a great way to incorporate donations of Nike shoes where they can do a lot of good. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Blackkklansman Connection

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9-4-2018

The Blackklansman Connection

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department.

No this article is not a movie review. I haven’t seen the movie, but if you’ve watched the commercials or have gone to the theatre you might be interested to know as Paul Harvey would say, “The Rest of the Story”, well at least how the KKK, the CSPD and I are connected (I don’t have a mug shot or prints of file with them) but………..

I came to Colorado Springs the first time in 1977 at was stationed at Fort Carson. I was assigned to an Army transportation company that also supplied personnel to staff the transportation motor pool. I never made it to the TMP but one of our soldiers was the driver who decided to “branch out” and started a local chapter of the KKK where he became the “Grand Wizard” of the Colorado Springs chapter.

I remember one time that someone called into a local television station to their “tip line” saying that they were the company commander of our transportation company and could come out to the post and conduct an interview with the “Grand Wizard”.

My memory is a bit fuzzy on this, but faster than Superman changing in a phone booth the van was at the “B” Street gate wanting admittance. A quick phone call to the company commander confirmed that access would not to be granted.

After that phone call it was learned who the soldier was who worked in the TMP and he was given a Chapter 13 discharge “for the good of the service” and removed from the post. I don’t know what happened after that, because I was drafted to become an army recruiter and went to California.

I never heard from or about that soldier after that, but I do know that the company commander at the time is now a retired army officer who lives in the Colorado Springs area, not too far away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFc6I0rgmgY

Without divulging any more information I suggest that you maybe watch the movie and see for yourself. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Washington Talk with George Carlin

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9-4-2018

Washington Talk with George Carlin

I watched a You Tube video where George Carlin was explaining how politicians talk and thus how they think (or failure to). According to him politicians in Washington must speak with “great caution” so that they “don’t actually say anything”.

Here are some examples that I thought it might be fun to refer to when listening to your favorite politician on the radio, over the internet or on television:

  • Address the Problem
  • Average American
  • Continue my work in government
  • Core Values
  • Don’t answer = Respond
  • Don’t decide = Determine
  • Don’t say = Indicate
  • Don’t tell = Advise
  • Feeling the heat
  • Get on with my life
  • Get the facts out to the American people
  • Greatest Nation on Earth
  • I will be exonerated
  • Initiative = Idea that isn’t going anywhere
  • Innocent until proven guilty
  • Let me Suggest
  • Low level of American intelligence
  • Make a Judgement
  • Make an Assessment
  • Miscommunication
  • Mistakes were made
  • Move the Process
  • Moving Forward
  • No evidence
  • Offer a Recommendation
  • Patriotism
  • Peacetime Military = Young men and women stationed halfway around the world
  • Probably by someone in my office
  • Proceeding
  • Public Service
  • Put this thing behind me
  • Quoted out of context
  • Ritual Suicide
  • Serving the Nation
  • Soft Money
  • Take Responsibility for your actions
  • Term Limits = Terms used by politicians
  • The American people are a lot smarter than they are given credit for
  • The whole thing blown out of proportion
  • To Meet these Challenges
  • Trust in the fairness of the American people
  • Trying to get to the bottom of this
  • Twisted my words
  • Wartime Military = In places the average American can’t find on a map
  • Wartime Military = In places they can’t pronounce
  • You are implicated

Many will see the humor in these sayings, while for the younger generation it will pass right over their heads.

Let me add a few here that are current political speak

  • Abortion = Woman’s right to choose the murder of her unborn baby
  • Black Lives Matter = Not to blacks they don’t
  • Blue Lives Matter = Racist term showing support for law enforcement
  • Border Patrol = Racist Trump agency that stops undocumented immigrants from crossing over to U.S.
  • Communism = The government does everything for you
  • Constitution = Outdated and old fashioned document with no relevance today
  • Democrat = All Black voters must be
  • Fake News = News outlets who distort or non-report the truth so as to sway public opinion
  • Family Separation = Trump does to innocent children who accompany their parents across the border illegally
  • Fascist = Must be Trump supporters
  • Homophobic = Doesn’t agree with me
  • C.E. = Illegal law enforcement stopping undocumented immigrants from staying in the U.S.
  • Illegal Immigrants = Illegal Immigrants
  • Nazi = Trump supporter who doesn’t agree with me
  • Racist = Doesn’t agree with me
  • Republican = All Trump supporters are
  • Sensible Gun Control = take away citizen’s right to self-protection
  • Snowflake = Democratic supporter who doesn’t agree with me
  • Socialist = Bernie’s minions
  • The Wall = Racist way to stop undocumented immigrants from crossing the border
  • Undocumented Immigrants = Illegal Immigrants
  • White Supremacist = Trump supporter who doesn’t agree with me

 

Some of the above terms and ideas seem comical by today’s standards, yet the bar has been lowered so that even today’s standards are unreachable by even the lowest achievers. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Disrespect Unchecked is Like a Cancer

9-4-2018

Disrespect Unchecked is Like a Cancer

So one man singlehandedly sacrificed for social injustice? Yes, but it wasn’t Colin Kapernick. One year ago one man #78 Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers took a stand for what he believed in and as a result was publicly and repeatedly shamed while others were unable, unwilling and afraid to do so and became an embarrassment.

Steelers head Coach Mike Tomlin who told the media that he had expected 100% participation after the team voted to stay in the locker room until after the national anthem. Villanueva ignored the order to remain in the locker room.

This former army ranger was one and he alone came outside to honor the flag and the national anthem. I would expect no less from a combat hardened Bronze Star Captain who was shamed until he publicly apologized on camera for standing his ground?

Oh it could have been easy to go with the flow, follow the crowd and act like everyone else, but it takes someone with intestinal fortitude to stand on your principles because it’s the right thing to do.

Colin Kapernick on the other hand publicly took a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustice?

Taking a knee during the national anthem WAS and IS disrespectful and when the president weighed in on this matter, the entire NFL, team owners, coaches and players have collectively taken a knee in support of Kapernick? That was not sacrifice by any standard.

Addressing social injustice is setting a positive example, going into the community to educate and discuss ways and means of ending the injustice would be a better way. I’m sorry but disrespecting the flag, the national anthem and the President of the United States is nothing more than a cancer to the soul of America.

During the past year what has occurred is a cancerous movement that has grown to include school sports programs, resistance to traditional American values.

The real social injustice is when one segment of society self-identifies with racially charged rhetoric and attempts to exact social bullying tactics in order to prevent their own betterment. What is happening in cities across America are gangs freely roaming the streets terrorizing innocent people with looting, shooting and running amuck. Rather than address the root cause and formulate solutions, it is better to resist and attack the police as if that will make things better?

What is missing in this equation is man’s need and dependence upon a loving and merciful God. Try as he might man is the problem, not the answer. Jesus alone is the answer to the sinful problems of man.

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

We must turn from our wicked ways, fall down on our knees and pray and as a people call out to Almighty God once again for deliverance.

I am reminded of the story of an injured man trapped on a rooftop during a flood. He prayed to God asking for help. Soon a helicopter came overhead but he wouldn’t budge. Later a small boat came by and still he wouldn’t budge. Finally the man succumbed to his injuries. Then he asked God, “Why didn’t you help me?” God replied that he sent a helicopter and a boat but the man refused the help.

Our nation has been crying out to God for help. Now we choose to ignore the help because we don’t like the messenger? Go Figure! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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