dear americans

In american history, iran, patriots, ronald reagan on January 20, 2010 by Burke

as you start your day today carry this thought with you.

On this day in history (Jan. 20, 1981)Iran released 52 American hostages 20 minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration.


dear bloggers

In quote of the day on January 20, 2010 by Burke

“A good objective of leadership is to help those whoare doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to doeven better.
      –Jim Rohn


dear gay democrats

In Uncategorized on January 20, 2010 by Burke

i am sorry that you care so much that i am a member of a party that does not care about my sexuality.

that’s right.

i said it.

republicans don’t care about gays.

that is to say they could care less that i am gay.

my politics have nothing to do with my sexuality.

and vice versa.

my politics are a representation of the values for which i stand.

those values are republican values.

i have listed those values below because i’m sure that none of you have taken the time to familiarize yourself with them.

(i’m sure you were off supporting organizations like the HRC that claim to promote your cause or agenda but actually do very little except offer lip service to you.)

here’s a thought gay democrats; why don’t you put your money and support behind an organization that does something more than promote half naked, drunken GLBTQ members parading through the streets of america?

why don’t you give money to organizations that promote gay adoption?

or that do more to promote GLBTQ american as “one of them”?

not all of us want the lifestyle the majority of the GLBT community has chosen.

some of us want children, families, etc.

some of us want a “normal” life.

but, because of the GLBTQ majority, the road to normalcy is made more difficult for the GLBTQ minority.

for this reason, and the reasons listed below, i am a republican.

i believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

i believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

i believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

i believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

i believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

i believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

i believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

i believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

these are the values for which i stand.

i ask you, “what are the values for which you stand?”

i will not deny that my GOP has, at times, been high-jacked by right wing nuts.

that is not my GOP.

that is not the GOP of the future.

the GOP of the future will be people just like me; gay, black, asian, mexican, haitian, jewish, christian, muslim, but most importantly american.


dear congress

In Barack Obama, congress, health care on January 19, 2010 by Burke

Please read the letter below from Dr. Starner Jonesfrom Jackson, Mississippi.

He is  a seventh generation Mississippian that decided to returnto Mississippi after attending college and medical school out of state. 

His short 2-paragraph letter [edited to include mycomments] to the White House accurately puts the blame on a “CultureCrisis” instead of a “Health Care Crisis”.  I think you’llfind it’s worth a quick read.

Dear Sirs:  
During my shift last night in the ER, I had the pleasure of evaluating apatient with an expensive shiny gold tooth, multiple elaborate expensive tattoos,a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and a new cellular telephone equipped withher favorite R&B tune for a ringtone. Glancing over the chart, one could not help noticing her payer status: Medicaid.She smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and, somehow,still has money to buy beer. 
And [you], our Congress, expects meto pay for this woman’s health care. Our nation’s health care crisisis not a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. [Our nation’s health care crisis] is a crisis of culture!  [Because of poor leaders such as yourselves,we have become] a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spendmoney on vices while refusing to take care of one’s self or, heavenforbid, purchase health insurance. [We are a culture that thinks]”I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always takecare of me.”  Life [would]really not [be] that hard [if you and the current administration would setpolicies that helped our great nation and its people].  It’s time that the hard-working people of theUnited States of America came first.  Mostof us reap what we sew [but we need a government that’s willing toloan us the seed].  Don’t you agree? 
Jackson ,  MS 
edited by Burke Tyer


dear bloggers

In Martin Luther King Jr., quote of the day, Thomas Paine on January 18, 2010 by Burke

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.”
       –Thomas Paine

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day



dear barack [part 3]

In Barack Obama on January 18, 2010 by Burke

” i had a dream have a plan that’s slowly backfiring.”
i thought that you might want to know another one of your ideas is going down the toilet.
take a look at the article from the api below if you don’t believe me.
i even included a link for you.
after you’re done reading it let me know if you still think closing gitmo was a good idea.

“1 in 5 Released Gitmo Detainees Back to Militant Activity” –

normally, i’m completely behind “change you can believe in”.
but it seems all your changes are the wrong kind of change.
i wonder if there’s a way you can have hillary help you undo the mess you’ve made?

i’ll think of some ideas and pass them along to you. 

hopefully i can think of some fast–before you make a bigger mess.


dear bloggers

In quote of the day on January 17, 2010 by Burke

“America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.”
          –Woodrow Wilson

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