Late Bird lay down

I’ve received many questions about Late Bird.

“I know it’s a novel but is this you?”

Yes. It is based on my life. Because it ends in 2016 I couldn’t call it an auto-biography or a memoir. For those of you who’ve read it, you are now part of the Freedom Train and know (with the Big Fella Upstairs willing and the American Voter) why it ends in 2016.

“You talk about protection of children quite a bit. Were you bullied?”

Yes I was and hated it. As I grew stronger, older, and more confident the bullying still continued but the outcomes changed dramatically. Humans appear to fall into three categories. The oppressors, the protectors, and the meek (which it’s been said shall inherit the earth).

I am a protector whether I want to be or not (so much for my inheritance). It is ingrained in me and I know America has millions of Protectors amongst us. It’s why we have the strongest military in the world. Nothing replaces ethics. Nothing.

“These stories seem very personal and you seem very private.”

They are and I am. The purpose of Late Bird is to provide a difference making path. A better way. I am offering to serve the people. I am offering to serve America. To do this I had to be willing to share my life with America, whether it was painful or not.

With that said…welcome to another small portion of Late Bird.

God Bless America.

Jason Kraus

Excited and revved up for kickball, Falcon ran toward the playground. Rounding the building he noticed a half-dozen larger boys encompassing a kid crouched on the ground. Falcon had witnessed this scene once in first grade, and along with the other children hustled by like a herd of animals leaving the weak behind. He never forgot it as it filled his mind that night with disturbing dreams that disrupted his sleep. From then on he realized he could never again pass someone in trouble. If Falcon didn’t stand up, he wouldn’t be able to lie down at night and for that reason he inherently understood he was different from his peers. Had Falcon been bigger, tough, and more mature, he might’ve joked or talked the problem away. But at the moment, he was a Late Bird and only six.

Taking a deep breath, he approached the gang and muttered, “Leave him alone.”

The half-dozen boys spun around as if controlled by a puppeteer.

One kid snarled, “What’d you say you red-haired little freak?”

The Late Bird blinked and swallowed hard. His courage intact, he lacked the skill and experience to handle such a situation. Out of the corner of his eye he saw the little kid on the ground scramble to his feet and run away.

“I meant, why don’t you leave him alone? What’d he do to you?”

The third-grade mob surrounded Falcon and spewed a flurry of obscenities.

Their threatening voices created a crescendo in his head, his body trembled, and he could barely breathe. Realizing there was no way out desperation took hold. Wait! He spotted a teacher several yards away. No not a teacher…a recess monitor. It was her job to keep this very thing from happening. Falcon lost vision of the monitor as the biggest third grader he’d ever seen stepped forward, towered over him, and blocked the sun.

“Tell you what, freckle face,” He flicked Falcon’s forehead hard.

Falcon flinched.

“Let my kid brother beat you up and we won’t touch you. But if you fight back we’re all gonna kick your butt!”

Late Bird looked at the little brother. They were in the same class. He was an Early Bird.

“Go on.” The huge third grader shoved his brother. “Jump him!”

The two victims stared at each other, neither one knowing what to do.

The little brother slid his hands into his front pockets, and then looked up at Late Bird who was taller.

“Lay down!” screamed the bully. “Let him jump you!”

A mass of kids gathered and started chanting “Fight, fight, fight!” while the bully and his buddies closed ranks.

“Get on the ground!” Two of the bullies grabbed Falcon and slammed him into the dirt.

Late Bird remembered the playground monitor. Where is she? He lifted his head and scanned the blacktop.

She stared straight at him, their eyes locked as she pressed the whistle to her lips.

Fists began to pummel his head and back. The words please help me stuck in his throat. To this day Falcon can’t explain what happened next. It’s a puzzle he’ll never have an answer to because there was no excuse. The recess monitor let her whistle fall, turned, and walked away.

Defeated the six-year-old child had no choice.

Late Bird lay down.

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus
Restoring a nation one voice at a time

Fairness equals two losing teams

A few years ago I listened to an individual try to explain why some Americans don’t hate Communism and Communist propaganda as much as they do Nazism or Fascism. His view was the media during World War II covered the atrocities done by Hitler, and the world was given the truth, through the Nuremberg Trials. On the other hand because certain parts of the Allied leadership didn’t want to deal with the other evil (Stalin) negotiations took place.

His point was the American media never completely dissected Communism allowing it to survive and morph into other labels. “Fairness”, “Equal Societies”, “It takes a village” are all types of terminology that negate the individual and trumpet the “group” or “commune”. Even as a child I knew the idea of everyone being equal was a lie. I watched adults who worked hard and saved their money get ahead while others squandered their lives, and their opportunity, to pursue happiness.

On athletic fields I competed to win, hated to lose, and never contemplated the idea of a “tie”. When occasionally a baseball game would be called because of darkness the overwhelming feeling on both sides was disappointment. There was no outcome.

The winners couldn’t celebrate and the losers couldn’t regroup and plan how to get better. It was the classic case of everyone gets a ribbon for “participating”. We didn’t do participation ribbons or trophies too much in my generation. The one time I did get the dreaded “I was here” ribbon I threw it in the trash.

Yet this type of belief system has not only permeated but flourished. Over the last three decades America has implemented racial and gender “fairness” programs to make things “equal”. Through housing, employment, and education, programs that were sold as “societal checks and balances” became a free for all (literally in some cases) and created our current debt structure. In many cases similar to Russia where their economy is cratering and the Ruble is teetering on disaster.

Regardless of the color of our skin or our gender, successful Americans have one thing in common. The belief in personal responsibility. Not “communal rights” or “village idiocy”. The basic premise that we have “free will” as individuals. That we are required to take care of ourselves. We don’t need and won’t take a hand out or a hand up. We will pass, as we say thank you though, and God bless.

It is because of this “American” individual belief system that we are the strongest, most vibrant, successful nation in the history of nations.

The reason I am covering this today is because of the importance of the truth. As the ignoring of Stalin’s behavior took place it was allowed to survive and now thrive in our own country. Stalin, Communism, Oppression…these are all the same thing and unfortunately these types of systems have taken over our government.

It’s why I return to Clinton and Bush as much as I do. To show regardless of party, oppressive systems have been implemented and continued. This isn’t a conspiracy. These people and their ilk want POWER and will do whatever is necessary for it to be obtained.

But there is a better way and it is within our grasps if we are willing to stretch, to believe, to require a better path. I know we can and I know we have it in us to restore and reclaim our country. Over the last couple of months I’ve received thousands of comments, notes, and emails.

Out of every hundred I receive, about eighty, are in agreement, fifteen in defense of Obama and five in defense of Bush.

I’ve yet to see anyone defend Clinton.

Hang in there Obama supporters. When he leaves you’ll still have Sharpton.

Never fear Bush defenders. Jeb is right around the corner with his love of Common Core and Amnesty number two. I’m sure W will endorse him soon.

The exciting part is the eighty percent! You want OUR country back as much as I do! But it isn’t going to come without work. I received a comment from a “concerned” citizen:

“You sound great! Now put your money where your mouth is.”

Apparently he hasn’t read Late Bird or any of my columns about not accepting campaign contributions. I’ve been doing this for two years.

Who does he think is paying for all this?

Silly liberal. I guess it didn’t occur to him that someone would love their country so much they would spend their own money to restore her.


I earned it and I spend it in service to America. It is an honor, a duty, and a privilege.

But that’s where the money spending stops. With me. I don’t want or will ever accept your money. But as I said previously I need your time. As our message is spread across America new ideas and energy unfold and the greatness of America, YOU, want to help. Amen and God Bless. I have two small requests.

First, go to my website and type in your email.

This will allow you to receive each column I write directly. This will also allow you to forward it on to your friends, family, acquaintances, business contacts, everyone. We need to spread the word.

Second. We are in the process of building a network within Facebook. We are currently looking for ten people in each state on Facebook. We are looking for these people to join fifty like-minded groups and then share each column I write into the groups every time. Laura Watts Ruiz has graciously offered to oversee the network. Please contact her with your information and for any help you may need. As always I am here as well.

Joining groups on Facebook is easy and there are thousands of them. It takes exactly five seconds to join. It also takes about ten seconds to share my columns off your page into the groups. the math on this is even easier.

10 wonderful Americans per State joining together equals 500.

500 people sharing into 50 groups each is 25000 shares…and that is just the beginning.

Facebook has over one billion active accounts around the world. Theoretically we can never leave our homes…and change the world by showing a better way for America.

I am constantly being asked “how can I help?”

Or, “America is in trouble but I am only one person.”

One person is the only way anything ever changes and technology has changed the rules. It’s time to make technology work for freedom rather than against it.

You, me, the next person and so on. The beauty of this is it will not cost you a single penny, can be done from the comfort of your couch, and will only take twenty minutes. Now for those of you who love America and have the time press on!

Join as many groups on Facebook as you can and keep sharing. Don’t bother with follow up or comments. There will be plenty of good…and a few bad. Let it all go. You are the messengers. The message speaks for itself. You just spread the word one share at a time. We have about ten months. Other wonderful things are happening as we speak and I will update you as these things unfold. But for now, I need your help.

In service to your fellow brothers and sisters.

In service to Freedom.

In service to America.

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus
Restoring a nation one voice at a time


“We aren’t coming to take part…we are coming to take over”

As a child whenever anyone told me something couldn’t be done it always made me angry. I thought it a cowardly thing to say. Not to mention they were wrong. As a teenager and an adult I cannot remember ever being told I couldn’t accomplish my goal or dream.

Maybe it’s because I never asked permission to live my own life.

We have to stop asking permission of our government. They work for us. But to do this we have to be willing to serve; to put ourselves on the line. We have to stop saying “it will never change, they will ruin anyone good who steps up”.

Let them try.

We aren’t being asked to storm Normandy Beach or land on the Moon. We live in the freest country in the history of man. Technology allows for millions of like minds to come together in the blink of an eye from the comfort of our own homes. The cost of this is simply our time.

Just in the last month tens of thousands of shares, likes, and comments have arrived to columns I’ve posted. Ninety nine percent of these things were extremely positive (there’s been a few that had me laughing. I will share in a bit). America is full of wonderful people who have had enough. It is heartening, exciting, and humbling.

God bless you all.

This is what we need! Wonderful, freedom loving Americans clicking and sharing with each other. For those of you who’ve read Late Bird you are aware of the systemic changes needed to restore America. As many pontificate we continue to build our platform.

Shoulder to Shoulder.

One voice at a time.

The key to success isn’t education or intelligence. It isn’t personal appearance or who you may know.

The key to success is perseverance.

Every single day moving in the direction of our dream.

To restore a nation.

Two years ago I sat down with a mission to offer America a better way. To move outside my normal circle of giving and sharing and extend my hands as far as I could reach knowing there were millions of my countrymen and women who would extend their hands in return. I was right:) You’ve blessed me with your voices, your spirit, your passion.

A friend of mine (Tony Ruiz) said recently:

“We don’t need millions of dollars to elect a president…we need millions of voters”.

Amen brother. Amen.

That is why I started this mission and why we are all here now. To choose a different path. To embark on a new day for America through ethical leadership.

No campaign contributions, no salary, only serve one term, abolish all forms of income tax and close the border.

Free the great citizens of America to make our own choices.

To not be hobbled with crushing debt, overwhelming corruption, and never ending wars. To elect a leader who will make the hard choices none of these politicians will. To choose someone who will “grab the third rail of politics” and the fourth, fifth, and sixth until the “railing” is extinguished and the excuses stop.

To do this we have to continue communicating.

Please go to my website and enter your email addresses.

This way you will receive each column in your inbox. This makes it easier to simply forward to the millions of others we will need for our journey to be successful. For those of you who’ve read Late Bird you know I will never ask or accept a single dime. But I will request your time. I need your voices and your fingers to share here on Facebook and to forward through your email. One voice at a time. The Big Fella upstairs will take care of the rest.

As referenced earlier I will now share some “comments” that had me laughing. As you can imagine these are from the ever loyal Obama supporter.

“I disagree with everything you said and will not even bother with a response”.

Well my friend…you just did. God bless and thanks for reading:)

“Why is it I searched through hundreds of comments and couldn’t find anyone who disagreed!”

Maybe because everyone here loves America and appreciates the truth…or maybe because I blocked, banned and deleted the occasional Obama supporter. This isn’t a propaganda page. This is a TRUTH page. Know the difference.

“Obama’s been great. The debt’s been cut in half.”

I know I know. Deep breath everyone. I can feel all of you shaking your heads. It’s okay. You should actually laugh at a statement like that. I know I did:)

“Just like you have a constitutional right to say what you feel, I have the right to tell you how I feel as well!”

Well…let’s provide this person with some knowledge.

First of all it isn’t the constitution that allows you to “say” what you “feel”.

So many things wrong with that sentence:)

You were given free will at birth…by God. Easy liberals…I know those three letters scare you. Is that why some of you don’t like dogs?

Back on point, your tongue allows you to “say” things. For the record it’s your skin that allows you to “feel” but I digress.

There is no constitutional requirement for me or any private citizen to have to listen to you.

I struggle to listen to the droning of lies on and on while facts are ignored.

Save it for your CAIR meetings.

Or maybe call in to all of your liberal talk radio shows across America and ask why Nancy Pelosi called Hamas a humanitarian organization or why Barbara Boxer was so surprised to hear about the “mass rape and sexual violence” happening in Iraq and Syria.

What’s that? There aren’t any liberal talk radio shows?

Hmmm…I wonder why?

Last but not least for your entertainment:

“Mr. Kraus, you really do have a talent and gift with the written word (why thank you) but it’s your facts I have trouble with (of course you do) and it’s because of this I will not be reading anymore of your columns”.

Wait a minute…did the uninvited just say they wouldn’t be coming back? Wow, now that’s what I call…progressive.

Finally I will finish with this.

Those of you out there who continue to behave in oppressive manners…let me be very clear.

You’ve pushed us too far.

You’ve mistaken kindness for weakness for too long.

The mistake is yours.

You may believe you handle the Lions of America.

You are very wrong.

So pay attention politicians in both parties.

As an illustrious “poet” once said:

“We aren’t coming to take part…We are coming to take over”.

Jason Kraus

Debt, Pimp, and Fruit Loops

When Barack Obama met with “Pimp with a Limp”…we were working.

When Obama met with Al Sharpton…we were working.

When Obama met with a woman who bathed herself in milk and Fruit Loops…we were working.

As stated previously those who’ve been with me for a while know how I feel about Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Disgust isn’t a strong enough word for these two.

Bill Clinton put us on this path with his deregulation of Wall Street and overtly racist housing programs. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd anyone?

Bush was even worse. Over the years America has counted on the “Republicans” to be the “adults” in government. Those days are over. Bush knew about the harm and the fraud taking place across America known as “ninja” loans. No Income No Job.

He also knew these things were being “packaged”, re-branded by ratings agencies and sold as “quality” investments around the world.

He knew about these incredibly real dangers to our economy, banking system, and currency and did nothing. Yes he gave a cursory warning and was ridiculed by Dodd and Frank. So what?

Do your job!

Protection of America from all enemies foreign and domestic.

Bush rolled the dice (as Obama is doing now) and figured he would be out of office before the Clinton Housing Bubble burst. He also believed most Americans would realize this mess started with Clinton.

As we know (and with so many other things) he was wrong.

It landed directly in his lap and many uninformed Americans believed and still believe this economic “crisis” was created by Bush.

Anybody willing to read knows this isn’t true. He may have been forgiven for his Ostrich approach had he not “mistaken” Saddam Hussein for Osama bin Laden.

To every Bush apologist left: Wake up. He was a horrendous President.

It is important to realize this for one reason. In fact I can explain to you in one sentence why anyone left supporting Bush or Cheney is hurting America.

They opened the door for Barack Obama. Not once but twice.

America was still so jaded from Bush’s policies she re-elected a NIGHTMARE. We couldn’t have asked for a worst penance.

I will completely ignore Obama’s outright lies about Afghanistan and Iraq.

I will ignore his usage of the IRS.

I will ignore Brian Terry, Cheryl Atkinson, and the wire tapping of AP reporters.

I will ignore the brutal murder of a young girl from Chicago who was gunned down in the streets after sharing her beautiful voice with the man who promised to make those streets safer.

I will ignore that Obama made famous habitual criminals while inciting violence through various sources towards the men and women in law enforcement who help keep us safe.

I will ignore his almost doubling of welfare/food stamps.

I will ignore his proclivity to talk about the color of Americans skin.

I will ignore his tacit approval of the Federal Reserve to artificially inflate the stock market and housing.

In my lifetime I’ve experienced two stock and housing market booms and busts. We are experiencing number three.

I will ignore his changing of the way employment and deficit numbers are measured to improve his talking points.

I will NOT ignore the debt. I will not ignore the debt for one reason.

It will not ignore us.

It will not take pity on America.

Debt is economic slavery and when it is pervasive will “transform” any society. The only thing more dangerous to a society is outright mayhem.

Murder, rape, and pillage.

Just look to Iraq, Venezuela, or many countries in Africa for an example of societal despair and destruction.

Debt is America’s killer. Clinton left us with a manageable amount. Bush was worse.

The debt allowed to accrue under the leadership of Obama is beyond dangerous. Obama supporters: you ignore the truth at your own peril.

Although the pain of debt will hit everyone, except Clinton, Bush, and Obama and their friends, it will not pick and choose amongst the rest of us.

The difference will be all Federal programs will be crushed or eliminated. The millions of us financially responsible private sector Americans will get hit with mind numbing taxes (which is already happening now).

The irresponsible will lose most or all of their government entitlements. Even if the government continues to send housing subsidies, food vouchers, and medical insurance promises, it won’t matter. The eventual stagflation that will take place will dramatically lessen your ability to buy anything. As is happening already private business will stop “accepting” certain types of payment.

Still not convinced? Let me try it a different way.

When Obama leaves office our debt will be around twenty trillion dollars. $20,000,000,000,000.

The Federal Government receives in taxes from those of us involved in Capitalism around four trillion a year.

If the government stopped spending right now it would still take us 5 years to pay off the debt, without even factoring in the interest.

This means no social programs, no medicare, no social security, no MILITARY.

God bless our wonderful soldiers. The overwhelming amount would probably volunteer to protect America for free. But it wouldn’t matter. There wouldn’t be any money to house, feed, or provide them with weapons.

I can hear the liberals now. “This will never happen”.

It’s already started.

Obama explicitly warned and threatened that social security and military wouldn’t be paid during the last fight over raising the debt ceiling…if it wasn’t raised.

Please pay attention Obama supporters.

Your wonderful leader who lies to OUR faces on a consistent basis told everyone that the government would shut down without a debt ceiling increase.

Those are his words not mine.

Although I don’t believe him on virtually anything else he is right.

Had the debt ceiling not been raised every single Federal program would have taken a financial beating. Why is this? Because we don’t have the money to fund all of these things AND pay just the interest on the debt.

Again his words not mine.

When you have to borrow to survive what will you do when no one will loan you anymore money? It’s simple. You either take care of yourself…or you die.

Barack Obama stated George Bush was unpatriotic for increasing our debt. He was right. Obama makes Bush look like a child in this regard.

Barack Obama also said “we don’t have a problem with debt right now but if we don’t do something we will in ten years”.

He then stacked on trillions more.

He’s playing the Bush card.

He doesn’t think all of these economic forces will land on him.

The difference in this regard is Bush ignored Clinton’s fraudulent creation.

Obama is repeating it and “hoping” he will be out of office
before this house of debt comes crashing amongst us all.

His “hopes” may be fulfilled.

Regardless, when that last piece of straw hits the camel…the camel is going down.

Now you may hear some “intellectuals” blather on about how the Fed and Obama saved us. They couldn’t be more wrong. The government created the avenues for this to happen.

When the sheep dog sleeps the wolves will eat.

You don’t get to rob me and then sell me a “security” system.

But that’s exactly what has happened through three presidents and two corrupt political parties.

When politicians start using words like “Quantitative Easing” (something most of them cannot coherently explain) or “Government mandated affordable subsidized health care” (something none of them believe; Gruber anyone?) your brain should immediately warn you. Your amygdala should be sending serious messages to the rest of your body.

Now…we do have a way to fix this.

But we have to really grasp the seriousness of this issue.

Cancer can be removed if caught early in most people.

But when it spreads (like debt) to too many sections of the body, (economy) doctors start talking about making the patient “comfortable” (QE) because they know there is nothing they can do.

Our current leadership thinks this way. Just keep them “comfortable” (voters) until it is the next person’s turn.

We’ll call it Hope and Change.

Right now “comfortable” looks like tens of millions of Americans receiving some kind of check from the government. Many of them are doing an excellent job. Our military, FBI, and CIA are paid from the government. But when the money runs out…it runs out for everything. In fact it already has.

To fix these issues we have to do two things.

Abolish all income, capital gains, corporation, and inheritance taxes. There is a detailed plan in my book. Late Bird. This will be replaced by a consumption tax. Once the debt has been paid off the consumption tax will be lessened and eventually removed with the creation of an American energy policy based in large part on natural gas. A policy that will benefit every American and still work within the Capitalistic system that must stay in place. Don’t bother arguing with me liberals. Just read the book.

The border must be closed. No society can allow the weakest amongst us to be abused. Any society allowing for this will collapse. The border is a magnet for murder, rape, and slavery. It must be closed for American safety and prosperity. It must be closed on a humanitarian basis. Once America has restored her shine we will gladly offer our help to Mexico and other pro-freedom countries in our vicinity by rebuilding their ecosystems through responsible trade agreements. Not NAFTA.

It’s up to you America. New systems offered by someone who loves our country, will not accept any campaign contributions, will only serve one term, and not take a salary.

Or crushing debt while Democratic and Republican politicians lie straight to our faces continuing to steal money from us through negative interest rates, per inflation, on our savings accounts and egregious tax policies that follow us after we no longer draw breath.

We can do this. You just have to believe and then take each step with me one day, one voice at a time.

I am ready to serve you.

Are you ready to serve America?


Jason Kraus

Roar With Me

I love these United States. I thank the Big Fella Upstairs everyday that I was born in America. It is the greatest home field advantage known to man. So while I am on the planet I demand of myself to always have the American experience.


The founders of our great Constitutional Republic (we are not a democracy) knew exactly what they were doing when they created the 1st Amendment and ranked first the freedom of speech. I’m sure I will hear from some attorney that the amendments all carry the same weight and legal importance. Just another reason we don’t need anymore attorneys in any level of government. The important things always come first. That’s why dessert is last.

Yesterday I posted a column about the State of the Union speech given on Tuesday. America was ready and you roared! Just in the first twenty four hours the Lions of America took the column and shared it over four hundred times. Amen brothers and sisters! Let the truth be known!

Of course I did hear from a few Obama supporters. It’s okay. As I’ve said in the past everyone is welcome to comment. But just because they are welcome doesn’t mean the things they are saying are factual. They aren’t. One seemingly well intentioned Obama supporter asked “can’t we all just get along?”

Well…that’s kind of how we got here in the first place.

For those of you who’ve been with me for a while you know I wrote a column on CO-EXISTING and you know how I feel about it. For those of you interested just scroll down the page. Co-existing is the same as “can’t we all just get along?”

Well sure. I and millions of Americans like me are nice, hard working, personally responsible people. We work hard, save our money, protect our neighborhoods, donate to charities, etc. We are easy to get along with until…

You call us racists, homophobes, or bigots. We don’t take kindly to these terms. Not because we care what you think. We don’t. We don’t like it because it isn’t true. Most of us are live and let live people, as long as you aren’t hurting anyone or yourself. But when you decide to harm others…we aren’t going to get along.

If you think pedophiles and rapists deserve a second chance…we aren’t going to get along.

If you think treating women and children like property under the guise of religion is okay…we aren’t going to get along.

If you think elected leaders crushing us with debt and lying to us is okay…we aren’t going to get along.

If you think Barack Obama is doing a good job…we aren’t going to get along.

If you think George Bush did a good job…we aren’t going to get along.

And if you think criticizing any American Soldier while they put their lives on the line serving our country and following orders is okay…trust me…we will never get along.

For those of you out there who believe it’s okay to “get along” with this type of belief system…well…that’s a You problem…and a big one at that.

I’ve been fighting bullies my entire life. I will never “get along” with oppression. I and millions like me will defend others against the things listed above and even though our American Soldiers don’t need protection, as the Big Fella Upstairs has our backs, we will have theirs.

God bless the greatest nation in the history of man!

Roar with me.

Leadership by moral default

Over the last few years I’d stopped watching the State of the Union address. Listening to a man reading words written by someone else was uninspiring. Never mind the distortion, disinformation, and dishonesty.

But even if I was willing to go with Obama’s facts (I know…an oxymoron. No Obama supporters I didn’t call him a moron. Break out the dictionary) I was saddened by his tone. Not surprised, or even angry. By now we should know what we have in this man. If it walks and talks…you know the rest.

Sad, because of the incredible opportunity he has had for the last six years. Any moral human being would have made so many different choices. Even a decent person with horrible aim will hit the target once in a while.

It makes one wonder.

I cannot think of one thing he has done to benefit the poor. Not one.

Increasing welfare/food stamps? This actually hurts the poor.

Raising taxes on everything imaginable hurts the poor more than the wealthy. The wealthy simply cut back when necessary lessening their consumption. Consumption (and debt) is the driving force for our economy. It shouldn’t be but this is the system in place right now. When you lessen consumption you slow job growth which creates, yep you guessed it, less jobs.

Forcing poor people to purchase health “insurance” that they cannot afford? What are they insuring? Right now if they go to the emergency room they are given care for free…whether they are a citizen or not.

Allowing and encouraging the inflow of illegal aliens? The overwhelming majority migrate to the “poor” communities. Crime increases in these neighborhoods as “third world” problems are brought to America. Drugs, gangs, slavery (sorry, let me politically correct that for you) “human trafficking” are all on the rise in America. We know for a fact every day the border isn’t shut women and children are being beaten, raped, sold, and murdered.

Why does he not care? Are the women the wrong gender? Do the children not matter because they don’t “look like his son if he had one?”

We hear from him when a street thug attacks a police officer (racism) but he is silent when political cartoonists are murdered at their place of business. He has plenty of time for Iran and Al Sharpton but none for Israel or Andrew Tahmooressi.

Last night as he continued I kept hearing “America is better now than we were before I arrived”. “We are better because of the things we’ve done”.

We really means “me”.

“America is better because of me. It’s what I’ve done that saved the planet from destruction! Now listen to me you stupid people. Don’t worry about the almost doubling of the debt or the lowest participation rate of American workers ever (please liberals don’t talk to me about the retiring Boomers). Those things don’t matter. And don’t worry about bombs going off in Boston, “workplace violence” at Fort Hood, or be-headings around the world…ssshhh! If I don’t talk about it then it didn’t happen in Oklahoma. No no silly people. Our biggest problem aside from you losing me in two years is…climate change!”

Truly, truly sad.

But what stuck out the most was the boasting.

Those that can…do.

We don’t talk about it. We get things done.

Those that can’t…brag.

How many times have you heard someone telling you how tough they are, or how rich they are, or how nice they are to only find out you’ve been talking to a whiny, broke, jerk.

Leaders give credit and take blame. Not the other way around.

Had he stood up there and said “You did this America, and you did that America and we will make sure it continues on” his credibility would have increased.

His facts would still be wrong but everyone likes a pat on the back.

That’s what leaders do. Give credit, inspire, make the tough calls.

They don’t announce they won’t be running again and then make a snarky “I won” comment to the crowd.

Was the applause from the Republicans childish when he made his announcement? Yes…and then he jumped in the pool with them yelling cannonball.

This kind of leadership is found in Pakistan.

It’s not suppose to be found in America.

A bit of History

It’s been said figures don’t lie but liars can figure. Can they?

I just finished reading multiple articles about our economy and unemployment. As usual, the writers use numbers given to them by the government. This is unfortunate for many reasons.

(1) Almost all numbers coming from the government are either estimates no one can responsibly verify, or polling.

Yes polling.

The unemployment numbers come from various sources who call other sources for their opinions. Maybe that’s why Obama always hears about things on the news. He does love polling.

(2) Our government lies. I don’t care if you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or from Mars if you still believe our government doesn’t lie you must be a Bush apologist or an Obama supporter.

As is my practice I read the comments at the end of each story. I was amazed at the individuals trying to use government data to explain how everything is fine. I’m not going to go over every number or argument because it is useless and a waste of our time. There are two numbers and only two that we need to focus on. As these numbers become larger our problems increase exponentially.

The first number is the debt. Currently we are moving our way towards eighteen trillion dollars. Let me put that in zeroes.


Impressive isn’t it. Our government is the beneficiary of the greatest collection of entrepreneurs AND the hardest working labor force in history. Through all of this they cannot figure out a way to keep us financially solvent. No no. As if that wasn’t enough this incredible collection of “talent” also abuses the deaths of the World War II generation.

Because of the “Greatest Generation” the dollar became the reserve currency for the planet. With this comes extreme power. With extreme power comes incredible responsibility. Or in Clinton, Bush, and Obama’s case…not.

I’ve written about these three plenty of times as well as in Late Bird. I’m not going to rehash it today. Suffice it to say these three are the worst of a generation.

The second number we have to focus on is Welfare/Food Stamps.

Current reported numbers for Welfare/Food Stamps have about forty seven million Americans receiving one or the other or both. How about some more zeroes?


Hey not as bad as 18,000,000,000,000! Frankly it might be worse.

Regardless when forty seven million people are receiving Welfare or Food stamps we have a problem.

Debt is a crushing blow to anyone. The more you have the less control you have over your life. Control doesn’t disappear. It’s just like money. It simply changes hands. A nation can change hands too.

Less control of your life gives that control to someone else. Eventually you are selling your assets until they are gone. You turn to friends, family, church. America is the most giving nation on the planet but eventually those things run out as well. Finally one turns to the government for help.

The government is full of “compassionate congressmen”, or “progressive senators”, more than willing to take money from someone else and  give it to you.

“What’s that? We don’t have enough? Let’s just borrow some more. We have to feed the people!”

I wonder how many Americans we could have fed had we not rebuilt Iraq and Afghanistan?

I wonder how many Americans we could have fed had we not blown billions on Obamacare?

I wonder how many more precious American soldiers we are going to lose because our leaders don’t care.

For the record the life of one American Soldier is worth more to me than the entire country of Iraq or Afghanistan.

Our “leaders” continue to put our best and our bravest in harm’s way with ridiculous rules of engagement.

Through appeasement (Clinton), absurdity (Bush), and betrayal (Obama) we find ourselves staring at the abyss. Crushing debt, maniacal thugs, and feckless leaders…however did we get here?

I’m glad you asked.

Part of this is generational. Many members, (not all), of the Boomer Generation simply don’t belong…to anything. As I’ve said before they tuned in, turned on, and dropped out. Drugs, promiscuity, and an uncaring affect about the future became the counter culture. A good portion of them never left the 60’s and 70’s.

It’s why there is such a push for the legalization of drugs. They want to be able to “justify” their behavior. They want society to say it’s okay. It’s why many of their grown children and grand-children now do drugs.

“I did it (and still do). I can’t tell my kids not to. I would be a hypocrite, it’s just pot” are statements we’ve all heard before.

No, what you would be is a caring, responsible adult with boundaries.

Instead we now have millions of people telling each other it’s okay to get high.

“It’s medicinal”.


“Yeah yeah, you know cancer and glaucoma”.

There sure are a lot of eighteen to thirty year olds with cancer or glaucoma.

“It’s the same as drinking a beer or wine”.

Aside from Obama saying anything at all, this is the most ignorant and dangerous thing to tell children.

First of all it is false.

Beer and Wine are overwhelming made up of WATER. They also have a caloric value.

No drug out there has either of these qualities.

Not impressed?

Let’s make this real easy. Go spend thirty days on an island.

The island cannot supply you with anything to survive. It’s just you and whatever you brought with you. You only have two choices.

Take as much beer and wine as you want or take as much marijuana as you can handle. I’ll be nice. I’ll even throw in a lighter and some zig zags.

Your liver might take a beating but you’ll probably make it off the island if you chose the beer and wine.

If you chose the pot you better hope that lighter holds out. The pain from dying from dehydration is brutal.

Not that it will matter. Your fine motor skills needed to work the lighter will probably disappear in a few days as your body shuts down because you didn’t choose the items that are overwhelming filled with things you need to survive like water and calories.

Silly stoners.

Now please don’t misunderstand me. I am not much of a drinker. Never have been. Just don’t like the stuff. But the next time someone says drugs and alcohol are the same thing stop listening to them. If you continue you are only doubling the fools in the conversation. Now back to our explanation of how we got here.

I am always amazed how much progressives, liberals, democrats hate Ronald Reagan.

Reagan provided a calm voice when the world was quite shaky. He understood capitalism and how important it was/is to a free society. Through this understanding the Soviet Union was torn apart without World War III happening. These are good things.

Calm within a storm, appreciation of the power of the American work force coupled with the best choice of an economic system, and the collapse of the Evil Empire. Enough said.

But I am even more stunned with the progressive notion that Reagan was a regressive, putrid, conservative man.

Right now in America the progressives are pushing two agendas. The first is free health care for all. They call it “insurance” but the reality is they want more control over the important issues. Our “health” is one of those issues.

I’m not going to re-litigate this right here. If you’re looking for a term that has a tiny portion of the population dictating to the masses you need look no further than Communism.

But this is where the liberals really get lost in their hatred. Had they pointed to Reagan de-institutionalizing the mentally ill I would agree. If they’d spent the last twenty years trying to get many of the homeless who cannot care for themselves back into safe custody I would say bravo! But no.

They hate the guy who actually gave us the first taste of Obamacare!

Yes. It was Ronald Reagan who signed into law in 1986 that anyone arriving at an American hospital that accepted federal funds, whether they had the means to pay for treatment or not, had to be afforded care.

Some people might refer to this as “compassionate” but from an economic perspective this is called Socialism.

We didn’t need Obamacare. Everyone was already “covered”. The hospitals simply turned and charged more for their services to the people who could afford the care. Sound familiar?

If anything Reagan was more “progressive” than the liberals today.

They are forcing people to pay for something they don’t want and threatening all of us with fines if we don’t prove we have something that is none of their business.

Reagan gave it to the poor people for free!

You just had to show up! You might sit in line for hours. You might not get the doctor you want. You may get discharged before you are one hundred percent but beggars can’t be choosers.

As we say in the real world nothing that’s free is worth having. You can keep your free stuff. We will pay for ours. This way we have choices. We have options. We have freedom. But if that wasn’t ridiculous enough….

Ronald Reagan gave the liberals…AMNESTY!

Unlike progressive heroes of the past Reagan gave the democrats more voters!

That liberal lion known as FDR interned in camps Americans with Japanese descent during World War II. Liberals love FDR!

Another Democratic stalwart named Harry Truman DEPORTED millions of illegals after World War II!

Ronald Reagan gave them both things they are screaming for right now.

Free health care and more Democratic voters.

Ay, caramba!

Circling back to our original query, how did we get here?

We arrived here today because politicians are doing exactly what they’ve done for decades.


They believe they are more important, smarter, than we are.

They say things like:

“Put y’all back in chains”

“Mission accomplished”

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman”

“You can keep your doctor”.

The question I have is what are we willing to do?

I’ve spent the last two plus years putting a cohesive platform together. I’ve spent my money, my effort, my time, to show a better way.

Abolish all income tax, secure the border, serve only one term, never take any campaign contributions, never accept a salary for the position of President.

Four years of free service to the American people getting the job done.

If you can find any politician out there saying even one of these things and has a plan please enlighten me.

Aside from some chatter about border security, that they don’t mean, you will not find any politician even mentioning the things I just listed.

Or we can elect another Clinton, another Bush, or another liar regardless of their last name.

A second amnesty will happen. Income taxes will go up. The debt will pass twenty trillion.

Free health care? Sorry. There won’t be enough doctors.

One voice at a time brothers and sisters.

Never give up.

Never give in and never lose sight of who we are.

We are Americans.

This is our time…and our time is now.

America is the dream

We don’t “hope” for things. We never have. We earn. We pray. We say thank you. ‘Hope” used to have a positive connotation. It tells us much about the man who turned it into a punchline…or a four letter word.

Yet the American spirit is alive and well! Through crushing debt, societal guilt, and corruption those of us still left on the field are laser focused on love of country, sharing, and freedom. The worst in our society has mistaken kindness for weakness for far too long. We are weathered and strong like the Redwood. As iron sharpens iron our backs are strengthened from carrying the weakest amongst us. Our eyes are ablaze and piercing as we will not allow the madness to continue. Our willingness to breathe one last breath is surpassed only by our hunger to live free.

Around the world there is one word. Just one that screams through the night striking fear into the worst of human kind.

The same word brings joy to the knowing and peace to the willing.

That word is the dream…and we are the dreamers born with the responsibility that the dream continues on brighter with each generation. It is an honor to carry this torch and we do so with a ferocity only found in one place, one land, one country, one nation.

One word. We pledge our allegiance.

To her.


God shed his grace on thee.

Two Cultures: Freedom or Oppression.

For those of you who’ve read Late Bird you know the Big Fella Upstairs blessed me with a curious mind which made school (except for French) relatively easy. I remember debating teachers when they marked some of my answers wrong. “That is your perception” I told a professor once, “I see it differently”. Needless to say I didn’t get an A in that class (or a B).

In fact as I continued through my education I realized (other than math and conjugation of verbs) most subjects could be argued or rationalized to any belief system.

Both History and Psychology (my two favorite subjects) had all kinds of debatable possibilities if you were so inclined. I was so inclined.

But to be able to responsibly debate issues I began arguing both sides. I would try to poke holes in my own beliefs over and over again. Once I couldn’t poke any more holes in a subject I knew I had factual data. Occasionally I would purposely argue with friends taking the side I knew was wrong. I did this to see if I could change someone’s mind by acting as though I KNEW I was right even though I KNEW I wasn’t. When the person would vehemently argue back (as they should) I would smile and extend my hand.

“If you believe you are right, bet me,” I would say. “Put some money where your mouth is.” Most of the time no one would take the bet. Simply because I ACTED so sure I was right.

Afterwards I would tell them they were one hundred percent correct. “Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you are wrong just because they said so”.

On the rare occasion someone would extend their hand I would wait until the last second to pull mine back, laugh, and say “Good job. You were right the whole time”.

“I knew it!” one of my friends said one time. “You almost had me but I was pretty sure I was right. I heard my parents talking about it”. (Two parents in a household builds confident children).

The reason I am talking about this today is simple. We are being inundated with “information” on a daily basis. Today I was reading a financial article about Gold. The writer had an opinion. People who read the article left comments with theirs as well. By the time I finished the comments readers were calling each other names in regards to whether Gold would rise or fall in value.

Again calling each other names in regards to Gold. A shiny precious metal that cannot talk, think, or act had people going at each others throats. The reality of this is no one KNOWS whether Gold is going to go up or down. But people became nasty to each other over it. Can you imagine if we talked about a controversial subject like…Islam?

I actually have talked about this before as well as created a video. I personally believe our debt is of more importance as well as securing the border. However Islam is becoming more of an issue everyday. Notice I didn’t say extremism or radical. I am not compartmentalizing this issue. Islam is a system. Just like Communism, Fascism, Buddhism, or Capitalism. These systems fall under two types of cultures. Freedom or Oppression.

Freedom is the practice and defense of an individual’s right to live their life the way they see fit as long as they can provide for themselves and aren’t abusing others.

Oppression is the practice of abusing others to meet the needs of the oppressor.

I am sure there are many different ways of saying this but for this particular exercise we will use these simple to understand premises.

Islam is male dominated. It is misogynistic. In Islam women and children are property to be dealt with in whatever manner the husband/father deems necessary. This includes beatings and in too many cases murder. They call it “honor killings” but murder it is.

Woman have to cover their bodies. This is done to keep the MEN from having sexual thoughts. Please notice I haven’t discussed bombings, be-headings, or sexual mutilations. I haven’t discussed a little girl being shot in the head because she wanted to read or the murders of political cartoonists.

“That’s not all muslims” so say the critics. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Are all muslims running around murdering people? No. Otherwise most of Europe and the entire Middle East would be in flames. But let me pose it to you a little differently.

Germany’s Fascism or Nazism allowed for the murdering of Jews and Homosexuals. (Hmmm…where have I heard this recently?). Did every Fascist engage in this? No. But they stood by and did nothing. With their silence they tacitly approved. Had Germany been successful in its takeover of Europe virtually every German in the Fascist SYSTEM would have gone along. Again did everyone of them murder, rape, and pillage. No. They just provided the labor that made the tanks, guns, ammunition, and food for the one’s willing to murder, rape, and pillage. Hmmm…again I am sensing a theme.

Many guilt ridden apologists will argue that these things aren’t Islam. Just turn on MSNBC. Last night I listened to a Muslim proclaim Islam doesn’t mean peace. It means submission. Now I now the apologists will argue this means submission to God but I don’t see God anywhere in Islam.

I don’t believe The Big Fella Upstairs wants me or you to “submit” to anything. We weren’t given free will so we could submit. We were given free will to learn, create, work, and enjoy this beautiful place called Earth. Or for most of you reading this the dream called America. Where we are free. Where we embrace the laughter of children and the loyalty and love of dogs. Man’s best friend. Of course they are.

What is DOG spelled backwards?

We don’t submit to bullying. We don’t embrace oppression. Which is exactly what Islam is. Oppression. Over here if a woman is beaten for any reason we don’t call that a religion. We call it a crime.

What’s that? It’s the woman’s choice to stay in that type of religion.

Over here that’s a pathology. It’s called Battered Woman Syndrome.

I am an American. My culture is Freedom. I will never embrace or tolerate oppression regardless of what it’s called…or what I am called.

Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.

America is the Lion…and Lions roar.

Roar with me.

Jason Kraus

The American Dream isn’t home ownership

Driving to work today I fell in behind a vehicle that definitely needed some attention. On the back of this dilapidated jalopy was a wide variety of bumper stickers. “COEXIST” was one of the messages the driver of the car was attempting to share. Well, to be accurate the “C” was almost gone and the “O” was covered in what appeared to be dried exhaust coming from the tail pipe. Silly people. Don’t they know the combustible engine they are using for their own selfish needs is killing their sticker! Okay…yes, yes, I know. What you really want to know is did this vehicle have an Obama 2012 label on it? Why yes it did! How ever did you make that connection?

The idea of co-existing is an interesting one…and in interesting I mean absurd. It goes completely against the genetic code of an American. Coursing through our veins is the right to pursue happiness! Not co-exist. Co-existing makes me think of Bill Clinton’s “everyone deserves the American Dream…everyone deserves a house.” Wow. The man who struggled with the definition of “is”, told an entire generation of children “oral sex isn’t sex”, and cheated on his wife wants to define the “American Dream”? Well if it’s based in narcissistic sexual dysfunction then Slick Willie is our man!

Fortunately it isn’t. The American Dream has never been about owning a home. People around the world own homes. Are they living the American Dream? Of course they aren’t. They are co-existing. The American Dream has never changed and will never change. The American Dream, the reason for us being, the one thing we must have, is FREEDOM.

Now why am I banging on the man who smoked pot but didn’t inhale? Why am I taking shots at the man who bragged he could have taken out bin Laden? Why am I pointing out this is the man who created the housing boom and bust? Because that’s what Co-existing looks like. A few people at the top dictating to the rest of us.

Co-existing is “fairness”, “wealth re-distribution”, and “means testing”. “Means testing”? This is the phrase used by politicians to explain what is going to happen when Social Security begins sending out more than it takes in. That phrase was delivered by none other than Mitt Romney during the re-election of a nightmare. Yes I know I’ve used that line before but it just fits so well:)

Yes Mitt Romney himself, is all for means testing. But this shouldn’t surprise anyone. George W. Bush believed in Co-existing as well. In fact he believed in it so much he sent out “stimulus checks” to anyone under the “co-existing” line. Yeah! Borrowing more money to spread the misery of co-existing around. Thanks W!

Bush also allowed the Clinton housing debacle to continue. To be “fair” he did quietly warn that we may have a problem and “tried” to get Congress to stop such behavior. But he had bigger fish to fry. The guy that Clinton bragged about taking out, but didn’t, just killed thousands of Americans.

Bush gathered all the Intel, learned how to pronounce Osama bin Laden, and then proclaimed to the world it was time to kill…Saddam Hussein. Maybe the vowels and consonants were too much for him. Or maybe he couldn’t read a map. bin Laden was a Saudi who’d set up shop in Afghanistan. I guess that could be construed as an Iraqi named Hussein. He did get one thing right. They were both Sunni.

But I doubt if that figured into the equation as Bush probably just figured all Muslims were the same. That they “co-exist”. Who knew Sunnis and Shiites had been killing each other since their existence? Maybe that crazy war between Iraq and Iran might have provided a clue? Nah…don’t pay attention to history…or facts. Mission Accomplished!

Because Bush and his crew either didn’t understand human behavior or simply didn’t care, the Clinton housing fiasco blew up on his watch. So if you are keeping score at home.

Boomer Presidents 2. America 0.

Oh but if that wasn’t enough. The White Guilt and Liberal self loathing was just starting to bloom. Eight years of Clinton’s debauchery, lies, and drugs opened the door for eight more years of Bush’s wars, debt, and frankly the worst public speaker the world has ever seen. George, the word is Nuclear. Not “Nucueler”.

What’s crazy is I say these things as someone who voted for Bush twice! I know I know. The only way I can talk myself off the ledge for these decisions is to remind myself of the other options:

Al (I scared enough people into thinking I’m brilliant about Global Warming…I mean Climate Change…I mean I don’t know…let me sell my network to al jazeera then complain when they don’t pay me) Gore.


John ( I will say anything at anytime to anyone as long as people keep asking me questions knowing full well I don’t have any answers to anything except Global Warming…I meant Climate Change…I meant why won’t Al jazeera pay Al Gore) Kerry.

Talk about the definition of “co-existing”.

But finally the dawning of a new day. A new man. An American who was raised by two loving American parents in everyday U.S.A…err

Okay. An American who was raised by one loving American parent in everyday U.S.A…well…

Okay, okay. An American who was raised by…forget it. Can we get a woot woot for a guy raised by his grandparents in Hawaii surfing and snorting?

Awesome! He is bi-racial! Yeah! It’s time for America to heal her wounds! We’ve found a new leader! A man who will bring us together! Who will stop all the wars! Free health care for all! Open the borders! Fly them in from the Middle East! Free abortion on demand! Everyone is welcome! Tears of joy for everyone! Ding dong the wicked Bush is dead!

We have an Obama! A man who…what’s that? He wants to spread the money around? What does that mean? Come again? What’s an Obama phone? Whoa Whoa Whoa! What do you mean we will be at war every second of his presidency? Twenty trillion in debt when he leaves office? How many zeroes is that? What about all that free college? No? If I’m a college student I have to borrow even more money and pay a higher percentage than the low income housing people do? Why are they getting free housing? Where’s my free housing? Where’s my Obama phone?

No wait! Obama just said if he had a son he’d look like Trayvon! Yeah that should fix everything! What? Not guilty? Cops are pigs! Trayvon wasn’t killed by the cops? So what? Obama and that white guy in New York keep telling us America is a racist country. Yeah! Let’s march in the street and scream about killing cops! That should fix everything!

Wait a second…you said that health care was going to be free and I could keep my doctor! What’s this? Not only am I not getting a tax refund but I owe the Fed’s money? You said it was going to be free!

Where’s Bush? At least he sent out stimulus checks and told us to go spend the money. “Don’t save it” he said. “Spend it! We’ve got to get this economy moving! Jobs? Don’t worry. That’s what welfare is for. Just go spend that money. I need to prop this economy up until I leave this mess for the next guy. What’s his name? Barack Hussein Obama? Hussein. heh heh heh. That’s funny. Stupid Democrats”.

How am I going to pay for that Obamacare without a job? Don’t worry. Obama will keep changing the law until the next President repeals it. Huh? The Republicans just signed a trillion dollar spending bill that funds Obamacare and his idea of Amnesty?

What’s that? You don’t like this “co-existing” very much. Let’s just re-brand it! Isn’t there something else we can call it?

Yep. The French called it appeasement.

That didn’t work out very well for them did it?

No, it did not.