Soap Box

A Cut Above

Jul 21 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Life, Taxes | 4 Comments

Some time ago I got a tweet from a young lady who informed me that she was sure that I was not paying my "fair share" and although she could neither tell me what my fair share would consist of or knew anything about ...

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The BHO Debacle Du Jour

Jul 18 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Immigration, Obama | 9 Comments

I was at Guantanamo Bay entertaining the troops during the days when the Haitians were coming in droves by boat and landing on the beaches at the base expecting mass asylum in the United States.

They were ...

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History and My Granddaddy

Jul 14 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | General, Politics | 7 Comments

 The most memorable hero and role model in my life was my maternal Grandfather, Graham Hammonds.

He was born in 1895, one of ten children, raised on a farm in the days when everything was done by hand or with mules, he learned early on ...

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Israel and Her Enemies

Jul 11 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Israel, Middle East | 13 Comments

While the attention of America is focused on the humanitarian tragedy taking place at our southern border, a much more sinister, potentially catastrophic situation is playing out in the Holy Land, as Hamas rockets rain down on major population ...

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A Call to Vigilance

Jul 7 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Gun Control, Obama | 7 Comments

I am convinced that Barack Obama has no intention of leaving America armed when he leaves office. If there is any way, hook, crook or presidential fiat that he can use to lay the groundwork for the confiscation of privately owned firearms, he will do ...

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Why Benghazi?

Jul 4 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Benghazi, Obama | 12 Comments

On this Independence Day, we want to say a special thanks to those who have served, fought, bled and especially to those who gave their lives to keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave. - ...

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Common Sense and Circuses

Jun 30 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama, Politics | 8 Comments

I lay no claim to a great knowledge of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, nor do I hold degrees from prestigious universities, and I've never claimed to be the sharpest saw at the mill.

I look at things ...

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Reality and Relativity

Jun 27 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Immigration | 6 Comments

I don't blame anybody for wanting to come to America and do believe that our immigration policy needs some serious overhauling; but until it is, if we don't follow the one currently in place, the potential for chaos is extreme.

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All that Glitters

Jun 23 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama, Politics | 9 Comments

I know that Barack Obama is an urbane sophisticate who exudes a high degree of charisma and has as fine an education as can be provided by the greatest Ivy League universities in the nation.

His people ...

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The Intransigent Mindset, Scourge of American Politics

Jun 20 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 8 Comments


To deny that there are unreasonable people on both sides of the political spectrum would be an out and out lie. Both the right and left have their own collection of zealots, ranging from the self aggrandized pseudo-intellectual who is absolutely ...

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