Ray DiLorenzo

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 Left is Certifiable

Jan 13, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

The Left is Certifiable
In just one year, President Trump, without the help of Democrats, special interests, lobbyists, Hollywood, Never-Trumpers and the irrational and deranged main-stream-media, has managed to turn our nation from upside down to right side up.

The Nasdaq is up 29%...Standard and Poor’s index is up 20%...the DOW is at 25,803 as of the close on Friday…well on its way to 26,000 points…levels never seen before in history. Retirement accounts are soaring. Unemployment is down to 4% with Black and Hispanic unemployment at record lows. Manufacturing is returning to America and the U.S. Manufacturing Index is going through the roof. Regulatory and tax reform is bringing many businesses and trillions of dollars back to our country.

Iran Erupts

Jan 6, 2018 — Ray DiLorenzo

Iran Erupts
Contrary to what many people think, Iran is not a stable Islamic state. The mullahs, like organized crime, have to hold their power over Iran with blood, the blood of their people. Yes, Iran, or Persia, as it was once called, has had their share of coups and revolutions, but for the most part, modern Iran’s problems began in 1950 when foreign influence began to change the nature of the country. For many older people in the East, Western culture is as foreign to them as Eastern culture is to us.

The religious makeup of Iran before the 1979 revolution was mainly Shia Muslims, but a significant number of Jews, Christians, and other faiths called Iran home as well, and they all lived together just fine.

A History of Violence

Dec 30, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

A History of Violence
Having gone through the statistical data from various websites that keep close track of numbers like religionofpeace.com, and Wikipedia, the stats show a grim picture of the war on terror of which few people are reporting or aware.

Since 9/11 till December 28, 2017, there have been 34,583 Islamic attacks around the world. 224,168 people have been killed and 303,724 people injured. The attacks have occurred in 61 countries.

The Real ‘What Happened’

Dec 23, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

The Real What Happened
Never mind Hillary’s explanation of what happened. She doesn’t have a clue.

When John Kennedy was president, the Democrat Party was vastly different. They controlling both houses of Congress, believed in capitalism, economic growth, low taxes, a strong military and American culture. They even said “Merry Christmas.” They were not shy about their patriotism and love of country. They stared down communism and the Soviet Union and won. Would Kennedy, Tip O’Neill or “Scoop” Jackson recognize today’s Democrat?

To The Sick and Tired

Dec 17, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Hard Left, want bigger government, more control, fewer freedoms
This short article is for those who are sick and tired of politics as usual and corruption in government and the media. It’s for those who watch the news only to see mere politicians continually scratching and clawing their way to power at any cost. It’s for those who watch nothing being done about people who employ violence and subversion if their candidate isn’t elected. It’s for those who are tired of mainstream ‘news’ outlets that are no longer reporting news, but acting as liberal indoctrination centers.

A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

Dec 10, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict
Like so much fake news today, there is ample disinformation being spread about Israel and the Arab/Israeli conflict. Much of it being spread by Islamists and the Democrat Party.

Many Islamic leaders deny the existence of an ancient Jewish Kingdom and a Jewish temple in Jerusalem…fake history.

Chris Mathews of the infamous MSNBC recently said that “crazy evangelical Christians in the South are uninformed about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they have “mythical beliefs” about the ancient city…Because if you don’t give the Palestinians hope that they can have national integrity and have a capital where it should be, you’re going to have an unending problem.” Yes, we are going to have an unending problem, but not for the reasons they would like you to believe. In Mathews’ case, his ignorance of history is stunning.

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

Nov 18, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Twilight Zone, Capitol Hill
In episode 22 of the first season of the Twilight Zone, space aliens decide to descend upon a quiet neighborhood to test the fragility of the human occupants, remove them from their comfort zone and watch their reactions. They observe the reaction to electricity being turned off on most of the homes while leaving a few others untouched. Autos all over the neighborhood were unable to start while a few others appear normal. The episode ends with the once quiet neighborhood in panic with fighting, finger pointing, suspicion and prejudice. Human fragility indeed. All this to test methods of invasion by the aliens at a later date.

Our current Maple Street is the once dignified and honorable seat of government, Washington, D.C., and the center of hero worship, Hollywood - two corners of powerful social change. They have become places where service and dignity take a back seat to power, riches and licentiousness. Our leaders and ‘heroes’ have openly demonstrated to the world that they are as fragile and as filled with human weakness and prejudice as the rest of us, maybe more so. It was probably always like that, but at least it was hidden in dark corners. There was always a figment, a bubble of superhero presence. No more.

Antifa Serves Up Nothing Burger

Nov 5, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Antifa -- New York
What was billed as a massive demonstration of resistance to fascism and the tyranny of the Trump administration, Antifa managed to gather 300 people in Times Square. In Portland, Oregon, the ‘crowd’ was not numbered in the thousands or even the hundreds, but in the dozens.

November 4, 2017, fortunately, will be remembered as another peaceful fall day…with many people anticipating Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas season.

What was billed as a massive protest against President Trump turned out to be a ‘crowd’ of about 300 people in Times Square

Between 50 and 100 protesters showed up to express their dissatisfaction with freedom in Portland, OR

ANTIFA -- Portland

Will Anything Happen November 4th?

Oct 30, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Antifa, Going Down, Sub.Media, Insurrection News, Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement
Antifa is calling for a peaceful protest every day starting November 4th, but others are saying online that Antifa is calling for an all-out violent war in the streets. Still others are saying plainly that Antifa is planning to instigate a civil war in order to remove Trump from the White House.

An anti-Trump group, Refuse Fascism, is calling for a protest a day starting November 4th across the United States. Organizers are asking protesters to come out every day until the Trump administration is no longer in power.

The Spirit of Truman and Kennedy Long Ago Departed the DNC

Oct 23, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

The Spirit of Truman and Kennedy Long Ago Departed the DNC

To those Democrats that think the spirit of Truman and Kennedy is still alive at the DNC:

Many of you Democrats are living in the past. You think the essence of John Kennedy is still alive. You remember his allure, his magnetism, his support for civil rights. But you don’t remember his hatred of communism, his endorsement of low taxes and support for business, his enmity for secret societies and unbridled government. Yes, Kennedy was reckless, but it was HIS recklessness.

The Talking Dead

Oct 15, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Hey Bernie, have you looked past your bad haircut lately? How about you, Jerry Brown (D-CA), with a state that has a $1.2 trillion shortfall in its public pension system & health care (Calpers, CalStrs & State health plan) and sitting on the crumbling remnants of what used to be the finest freeway system and infrastructure in the world… a figurative picture of what used to be one of the richest states in the union? California is quickly becoming a state only for the rich and those that serve them.

Venezuela is human tragedy in the making…food rationing, starvation, skyrocketing unemployment, widespread crime, political corruption, suppression of political parties (elimination of free speech), state-controlled media, hyperinflation, massive social unrest and gasoline shortages, despite having the largest oil reserves in the world.

What No One Dares Talk About

Oct 7, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

All the ‘experts’ have been contacted. They’re on all the morning news shows, hard news programs, talk shows, you name it. They all have an opinion on the Las Vegas shooting. But, when asked the all important question as to why these mass shootings happen, they freeze…you know, the deer in the headlights look.

They won’t dare consider the obvious. They won’t look inward. They look externally, blaming inanimate objects for the grief. They profess to be wise, but they are fools.

Making The Simple Complicated

Sep 30, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

There must be lawyers involved somewhere in the NFL controversy. Only they can make any issue more complicated than it needs to be. Yes, we have First Amendment rights. Yes, we can say almost anything we want and have it be perfectly legal. With that out of the way, let’s get through all the fog and filthy air.

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.