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Don Bendell
Colorado
Novelist and American Cowboy
Interests: Don Bendell is a top-selling author of 25 books. He is also a successful editorialist and martial arts Grandmaster.
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Without being seen by our seemingly half-asleep national security forces, eight members of al-Qaida, trained in both Pakistan and Yemen, took over the midwest American high school armed with AK-47s, pistols, rocket propelled grenades, two machine guns, and remote-controlled Claymore mines. Within minutes of the school take-over, even before the local police and sheriff’s deputies arrived in force, the radical jihadists started screaming “Alluyah Ahkbar!” over and over while mowing down dozens of screaming innocent students and teachers. Firing their automatic weapons, they also tossed hand grenades down hallways and into some rooms filled with hiding children. Hundreds of children... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Dear Mr. President, With all due respect, we need to talk. You are a great communicator and so am I, some say. That is great for picking up women, selling cars, or getting elected. However, it is by no means leadership. A good leader inspires people to believe in him, but a great leader inspires people to believe in themselves. That is the whole premise of the free enterprise system. I’m a cowboy, Mr. President. You can herd sheep and you can drive cattle, but you must lead men and women. I am sure you mean well and probably think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
In my first job after leaving the army in the seventies, I was assigned Cleveland, Ohio as my sales territory, but that industry was controlled by the mafia, La Cosa Nostra. I knew a man who reportedly was a capo, a captain in the mafia, and bought him dinner in Akron, my hometown. I explained that I did not agree with but understood his lifestyle and friends, which is what they called each other. I said my friends, the US Army Special Forces, were also all about respect. I told him I wanted to be respectful and explain my intentions,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
As Vietnam veterans; for decades, we were like the shiny black lumps in our coal cellar when I was a little boy. That coal bin was dark, cold, scary, and out of sight of the neighbors. That is where the American public shoveled all of us after Vietnam. Out of sight, out of mind after-all. We were not seen or heard from for years, except as psycho killers in movies and TV shows. War is always hell, but a lot of our real pain came from the heartbreak of Americans not giving us enough credit. Newsmen said it, so many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Reprinted from the Washington Post By Sarah Palin Tuesday, July 14, 2009 There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America’s unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and is expected to continue climbing. Worries are widespread that even when the economy finally rebounds, the recovery won’t bring jobs. Our nation’s debt is unsustainable, and the federal government’s reach into the private sector is unprecedented. Unfortunately, many in the national media would rather focus on the personality-driven political gossip of the day than on the gravity of these challenges. So, at risk of disappointing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Today, I was listening to a beautiful rendition of “America the Beautiful,” performed by the late-Elvis Presley, who shares a birthday with me. I really focused on the words, “For purple mountains majesty above the fruited-plains. America, America, God shed his grace on thee, and crowned thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.” It suddenly hit me. I’m a real American cowboy with a real horse, and frequently ride on those “purple mountains majesty,” usually on 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks in the majestic Sangre de Cristo range in southern Colorado. Meaning, the “Blood of Christ” the Sangre de... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Many Americans; democrats, republicans, and independents who actually believe in working are scared, very, very scared. Those who do not believe in working, who think our government is a bottomless money pit, were told they were victims and promised ice cream cones if they voted for a Change to Believe In. Many republicans have given up hope on their own party and our nation. Why? Our economy was doing fine until 2006, when we elected a liberal Congress, and our President and many other republican legislators joined the liberal crowd and spent money like a spoiled stepchild. In fact, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Michael’s post: Rick I had to reply to the war college issue. I am a Muslim and have been since i was 12 yrs old. American foreign policy is a funny thing. It’s always the good ole boys club that sets things in motion. My dad is a retired detective nypd 20 yrs. His whole career he never wore a uniform except to parades. He got into the dept in 1968 during a time when they needed blacks to infiltrate the Black Panther party. You know how that campaign went. He brought home a lot of their literature and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Excerpt from a February, 2009 letter sent by Don Bendell to the parents of a karate student who was threatened with suspension if he fought back against bullies that had been harassing him for months: In regards to the bullying, I am very disappointed Joey has not shared that with me. We tell students if they are getting harassed by bullies, without physical confrontation, they should tell their teacher, parents, and us about it; so all are aware in case an incident does happen. That way the student is covered in case they have to defend themselves physically, and it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Aron; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man and a great American. He was also a very staunch Republican, and he would be turning over in his grave if he was watching what is going on in our nation now. Yes, Dr. King was a Republican. Jesse Jackson, like Al Sharpton has become a hero in the black community. Dr. King could not stand Jackson who wanted to hang on King’s coat-tails, nor could Coretta Scott King stand him. Jackson and Sharpton are “poverty pimps,” both ministers but fathered kids out of wedlock after having affairs. Both keep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Mayor Ed Koch is one of my liberal friends, who sometimes makes great sense, especially with his editorial below. Please read and heed. Blessings, Don Ed Koch Commentary January 12, 2009 On January 8th, the United Nations Security Council voted on Resolution 1860, which called for a cease-fire in Gaza. The resolution passed 14 to 0, with the United States abstaining. The Resolution only mentions Israel by name and does not mention or refer to to the terrorist organization, Hamas, which started this war by firing rockets at Israel. The governments of the United States, Great Britain, Egypt, as well... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Former NewYork City Mayor Ed Koch is a friend who is a liberal democrat who I respect and often disagree with. This, his newest editorial though is spot-on and a must read as far as I am concerned. Don Bendell By ED KOCH September 13, 2007 — DAVID Petraeus is a highly decorated four-star general. He has been designated by the commander-in- chief to lead the young men and women who comprise the great U.S. force of 160,000 soldiers and Marines serving on the battlefields of Iraq, at great danger to themselves and to the officers who lead them. Most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
QUESTIONS ABOUT AMERICA – THE LAND OF DAVY CROCKETT Years ago, Uncle Sam turned into Big Brother, but now it is no longer Big Brother: It has become Big Smother. We are smothered by taxes, strangled by regulations, and suffocated by the leadership of a multi-headed, beady-eyed dragon, which has been castrated and had its heart removed. I wore a Green Beret and fought for the principles of freedom and justice, the very foundation upon which our nation was built, and now two of my sons also wear Green Berets and serve for those same principles, but none of us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Dear President Bush: Today, as I write this, six Muslim males were just arrested as they bought dummy weapons they thought to be M16 and AK-47 fully-automatic rifles. Their goal? To enter and gun down as many US soldiers as possible at Fort Dix, New Jersey, an American army base . . . on American soil! A few short weeks ago, one lone demented man plotted, then executed dozens of innocent college students at Virginia Tech, and how did we handle it? The American news media splashed his name, photographs, videos, and writings over and over. Why wouldn’t anybody with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
Did you ever watch a group of dogs when they get together? They are much like republicans and democrats gathered together in a setting, such as Congress. Of course, each is always sniffing all over their cohorts and enemies alike, smelling for previous dalliances, possible wounds that could be weaknesses, powerful odors which could intimidate lesser pack members, or a possible mate. They each select a territory, as large as each dares and then mark it by peeing on trees. If anyone comes anywhere near this marked territory, then there is barking, growling, popping of teeth, and even occasionally actual... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
I am an American cowboy, a real cowboy with a real horse. Real American cowboys believe in simple things, starting with truth, filled with tenacity, and ending with faith. When I was a bachelor, decades ago, and much younger, dumber, more insecure, and self-absorbed; I lived in a beautiful rustic apartment overlooking a nice pristine lake. I went through one of those heartbreak periods, where I was trying to set records on dating, and this abode was a wonderful place to take the newest date to try to weave some kind of spell that would hopefully somehow make me feel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Don Bendell's blog
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