Ray DiLorenzo

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Ray DiLorenzo is a career pilot having retired after 22 years as a contract fire pilot with the California Department of Forestry (Cal-Fire). He is presently affiliated with Stand Up America founded by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret).

Most Recent Articles by Ray DiLorenzo:

The New Face of the Democratic Party

Aug 26, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Like it or not, this is what decades of Democrat liberalism has wrought. Hatred of America. Hatred of our history. Hatred of religion (except Islam). Democracy be damned…we want what we want.

Resistance, obstruction, calls for assassination of the president, name-calling at every turn - racist, sexist, Islamophobe, homophobe, xenophobe, demonization whenever possible…preach love, but hate everyone. March against ‘hate’ while calling any disagreement ‘hate speech.’ Say you are for free speech, but deny any dissenters the right to voice it. They say they are fighting ‘fascism,’ but use pure fascism in their tactics. Their blindness and hypocrisy are stunning.

EU Leaders Guilty of Criminal Negligence

Aug 19, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Criminal Negligence: The crime of causing injury or harm to a person or property as the result of doing something or failing to provide a reasonable level of care.

What Europe’s leaders have forced on their people is nothing less than criminal negligence. What is missing in European society that they feel a need to expose their citizens to extreme foreign cultures? Why do they seem to divorce themselves from reality? Do they not see, behind their armed guards and thick walls, that the people and their way of life are under attack?

The North Korea Military - 2017

Aug 12, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

To understand North Korea (NK), we need to look closely at their military. They have spent much of their nation’s treasure on their capability to wage war, to the detriment of many of their people. 

North Korea currently ranks 23 out of 133 countries in military power. Their manpower, the backbone of any military organization, is important in any war of attrition. Some nations, although technologically powerful, cannot sustain a conflict for lack of sufficient manpower. NK’s numbers say they are ready and willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of their ranks to maintain a war of attrition.  Even with that in mind, a prolonged conflict would probably not take place. It would most likely be a swift and decisive clash.

Rage Has Become All the Rage

Jul 30, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Americans are angry these days. As I watch the news and listen to people, everyone seems to be on some crusade.  The polls show the rage.  There is a constant grind of self-righteous hate and finger-pointing. Almost everyone hates Congress and half the people hate the President, mostly because they are being told to do so.

And yet…the greatest country in the world is right outside our door.  We have the highest standard of living, the best health care, the best food, freedoms that billions of people only dream about. We can travel almost anywhere, move almost anywhere. For the vast majority of us, we are safe in our homes and public places because of the finest military and police forces on the planet. The poor among us have more than many middle class people in other countries. But, so many of us are confused which displays itself as anger.

Why The Health Care Mess?

Jul 22, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Yes, our politicians say they are diligently working to solve our health care crisis, but are they a major cause of our health care crisis?

The health care mess started in the mid 1960s when Medicare and Medicaid were adopted. At the same time, doctors started having to go through expensive licensing procedures beyond medical school. This increased their expenses and limited the amount of doctors entering the pool which reduced the quantity. Supply goes down, price goes up.

The Real Deplorables

Jul 15, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

“For whom much is given, much is expected.”  Luke 12:18

Mark Twain once said, “There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.”  To all the “Honorable” and esteemed Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen who claim honor, distinction, forthrightness, dignity, and exaltation…raspberries! Too many of you can not live up to your own bogus standards. You’ve earned your lousy approval ratings…11% in 2015 (Gallup) and still a dismal 21% in 2017 (Gallup).

You have disconnected your lives from the people you represent. A myriad of you probably don’t even know what a bar code is or even live in the district you represent. Yes, Maxine Waters, that’s you. You live in a $4.3 million mansion in the best part of Los Angeles. How the heck did you manage that with a 40-year career in government?  And you too, Mr. Osoff, who just lost an election for the 6th District in Georgia where you don’t even live. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have been paying attention.

Trump Doing the Unthinkable

Jul 9, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Even before Donald Trump took the oath of office, Democrats started planning his demise…resistance, obstruction, impeachment and now attempting to exercise the 25th Amendment, bypassing impeachment, declaring Trump unfit for office. 

Trump, the un-politician politician, doing the unthinkable, telling the world the way it is…recognizing reality and proceeding to deal with it…reminding the Western world who we are as a free people and working to make sure we stay that way.  No more compromising or kicking cans. 

Democrats will not accept the outcome of the election.  The media, the polls, their gut, told them they were going to win and literally took that to the bank. Hillary had her fireworks ready with the match almost lit. The Clinton’s planning for over twenty-five years seemingly paid off. Hillary played the part well, the dutiful wife, the ultimate feminist that quietly destroyed any jilted woman who got in their way. The ‘public servant’ with the finger always up in the air testing the political winds while always keeping the socialist goal in mind.

Step Up or Step Out

Jun 24, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Two more lost elections since Trump became president and Democrats are just scratching their collective heads. South Carolina and Georgia went, again, to the Republicans in what was estimated to be close races…NOT! This, in spite of Hollywood-liberal meddling and constant, overwhelming negative news media coverage (well over 90%) of President Trump and the Republicans.

Resistance and obstruction is not a message. Being concerned about transgender bathrooms is not a message. Attempting to impeach President Trump is not a message. Unproven Trump/Russian collaboration and keeping it alive for political reasons is not a message. Eliminating gender recognition, Islamophobia, giving illegal aliens driver licenses aren’t issues people remotely care about. 

The Faces of the New Left

Jun 17, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Why should anyone be shocked or surprised at the shooting of Republicans on Wednesday? The Democratic Party, Academia, Hollywood and the media have systematically created the toxic atmosphere we now contend with. They have set the tone for what is occurring today.  It is their play…the constant drone of the impending climate disaster that will “destroy mankind,” accusing Republicans of wanting to kill children and old people, the continual “you’re a racist” chant. Even Cher complained that she will not be able to be treated for her asthma, it goes on and on.  The fact that so many people have taken them at face value to the point of violence does not bode well for the average liberal’s intelligence.

The left promised free health care, free housing, open borders, a guaranteed income and anything else they could think of. They replaced God with themselves and nearly brought an end to Judeo-Christian morality. They promised Heaven on earth, no different than the promises made by any Bolshevik or Fascist; add the criminalizing of being rich (while Bernie Sanders becomes one of them) and you have perfection.  But, it was not to be.  And now you have a multitude of manufactured, pissed-off leftists.

When Is Enough, Enough?

Jun 10, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Here in the United States and Europe, freedom, especially freedom of religion, is totally ingrained in our conscience and in our culture.  We have no experience with, cannot fathom, and cannot seem to cope with the prospect that there just might be a recognized ‘religion’ with a significant percentage of adherents that insist that those who choose not to follow their beliefs must be killed. It is totally foreign to our sensibilities.

Our politicians, our news media, the entertainment industry, and academia all add greatly to the problem. They refuse to separate the facts from the fabrication. They are devoid of answers.  They are frozen with bewilderment. To compensate, these people, especially those in Hollywood and the entertainment industry see themselves as ‘arbiters of social conduct.’ These self-appointed judges and ‘protectors of social justice’ occasionally step down from their lofty perches and declare that this is racist or that is unjust and then climb back into their walled sanctuaries to await another incident of perceived injustice while remaining bereft of answers when terror again strikes.

Paris Climate Accord -Climate Control or People Control?

Jun 3, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

President Donald Trump pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accord. Few realize how fortunate we are as a result.  Because of this, of course, the President is being attacked by every liberal, globalist, socialist, environmental wacko, media nut job and political adversary.  Nothing new there.

What we are being told is that if carbon emissions continue unchecked, atmospheric temperatures will continue to climb, causing sea levels to rise, more powerful storms, droughts that will lead to food shortages and according to John Kerry, more acute asthma. We are also being told that the United States, while 4% of the world’s population, is responsible for almost a third of the “excess carbon dioxide” in the atmosphere.

Europe Living The Time Machine

May 27, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Like in the H.G. Wells classic, The Time Machine, Europe is living the fictional nightmare of being led to the slaughter, unable or unwilling to grasp the gravity of their predicament. They have opened their borders to millions of immigrants with a vastly different culture and belief system. Many are nothing more than cave-dwelling Morlocks feeding on Europe’s submissive and compliant citizenry. Numerous other migrants and their offspring demonstrate resistance and downright refusal to assimilate, living in their own little Morlock world of suspicion and hate.

The leaders of Europe doggedly assure their people that everything is normal. The mayor of Manchester mutters ‘It’s business as usual.” Business as usual? Is this what it has come to…total acquiescence…the new normal? Most leaders in Europe, and many in America, have proven themselves to be impotent. People die violent deaths while they strut around as if they have the answers, but they have no answers.  They have no solutions.

And The Sleaze Goes On

May 20, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

To all you sleaze bag politicians, true believers on the left, the phony establishment right and corrupt media pundits. You Never-Trumpers like John McCain, the political opportunist, who can never decide what side he’s on, and the Hollywood types who only speak in complete sentences when reading a script…you all act like a coup had taken place and you must mobilize the troops and save America.

Ok, I get it.  You didn’t vote for Trump. Your candidate didn’t make the cut. Your party lost. How sad…been there… so you’re going to go on talk shows or write major stories about Trump based on nothing more than rumor and inuendo and are more than willing to turn the country inside out and risk civil war?

To Kill A King

May 13, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Thou Shalt Not Murder…the moral imperative in the Ten Commandments. But what if you destroy a person so he or she can no longer function normally? Is that murder in a practical sense? Is that not breaking the spirit of the law?

Ok, we’re not talking about physical murder or a king, for that matter. We are talking about viciously attempting to destroy a president’s ability to perform his constitutional duties, deconstructing his administration to functional impotence, making him unable to accomplish what he was elected to do.

Our Sick Health Care System

May 6, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

One way or another, we will have socialized medicine in this country. Politicians have raised and nurtured generations of people that expect something for nothing in exchange for votes.  We have imported, legally and illegally, millions of uneducated, unskilled workers that can’t afford a band-aid. We have millions of students ‘graduating’ high school that can’t read, thus, unable to get a good job with health insurance.

We have a health care system where the middle class is strapped with not only their health care bills, but the bills of the people who did not pay. We have a health care system that cannot or will not control its costs of care while the number of people able to afford it dwindles. We have a system where an MRI costs $6,000 in one hospital, $4500 in another hospital and $250 in another hospital if you can pay cash.