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:

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.

Straighten Up and Fly Right

May 6, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Yelling and screaming, fist fights, being dragged by your heels out the door, seats not built for the average human form, lavatory not available when you HAVE to go even though it is in perfect working order…some trashy night club?...NO, it’s the airline you’re flying.

We gave up meals.  We gave up snacks.  We gave up peanuts.  We gave up service.  We gave up being treated with dignity and now, believe it or not, American Airlines has just announced that we are giving up any legroom left by DECREASING it further in their new 737 Max aircraft. All to fit ten more seats into the airplane.  No shoe horns will be provided.

Trump’s Cuban Missile Crisis

Apr 29, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. I was young, very interested in current events and enamored with President Kennedy. 

I remember when Kennedy ran for president. He spoke outside our church in BrooklyIn. Just before he finished his short speech, I ran to a corner where I thought he would pass in his open car and waited. I lucked out.  His car passed where I was hoping it would. I was the only one on that street corner. I waved, he waved back. For a brief moment, we looked at each other. My only claim to having met a future president.

October, 1962. I still remember the tension in the air.  Seeing the movement of troops on TV. Walter Cronkite. Watching President Kennedy firmly citing the Monroe Doctrine as a basis for an eyeball to eyeball, toe to toe confrontation with the Soviet Union, what President Reagan would later call, the Evil Empire.

Berkeley Invites Ann Coulter. Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter. Berkeley Invites Ann Coulter, But

Apr 22, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Free speech is not merely under attack at Berkeley, the students are attempting to inflict a death blow.  First Amendment?  They will have none of it.

Ann Coulter, well known conservative speaker, was invited to Berkeley to speak on April 27th. Berkeley then announced arbitrary restrictions. She agreed. Berkeley then canceled her speech for ‘security’ concerns.  She said she will appear anyway.  Berkeley then said they will allow her to speak on May 2nd (when classes are out and no one is there).  Coulter turned down the new date and repeated that she will speak on April 27th.

Liberals: Clever, But Oblivious

Apr 15, 2017 — Ray DiLorenzo

Among the great mysteries of the universe are questions the lucid among mankind have asked for generations…such as:

Why are liberals so enamored with Islam and so hostile towards Christianity?Islamists, if given the opportunity, would behead every godless liberal they found.

Why do liberals want to protect violent criminals and condemned prisoners, but are willing to kill the unborn right up to the time of birth?