Yes, Donald Trump Is a Tool

No doubt about it. President Donald Trump is a tool. He was a tool before he got elected and 18 months later I think nearly everyone can agree he’s a tool; one way or the other.

Yes he’s a bullying, womanizing, demeaning, weird, ego maniac. His mouth is a proverbial conduit of wonder and amazement in most days. Just when you think you’re heard it all…right? He says things that blow your mind and make you nearly pull your hair out. Oh Lord, there’s really no telling what kind of morally questionable things he’s done in his personal life all these years being one of the richest guys in the world since we can remember. But he’s kind of like your favorite restaurant….you really don’t want to go back there and see the kitchen do you?

ISSUES WITH HIS SUCCESS

Honestly, as an entrepreneur there isn’t a lot for me to hang on to either. He’s certainly a success story and that can’t be taken away from him. But, like some people I know who either work for their father or were given their fathers’ business, he was handed success in a bottle to a degree. He had access to millions to start his career. He can’t relate to the “small business owners” like me with no capital to lean on; no endless bank account or American Express card paid by dad, no robust salary to lean on no matter what happens, and the sleepless nights wondering how the electric bills gets paid the next day. That wasn’t his lot or his journey down Success Ave. So be it.

In his defense, I do admire his bullish attitude and mindset, and he has an amazing ability to overcome what people think and move on. When facing business failures (and like most of us true entrepreneurs he’s had a few), he has been able to recover and rebuild. He seems to have a strong family that love each other and are smarter than most of us combined. That says more about him that most give him credit for – yes even if that’s a product of his lovely bride!

THE TRAP HE SET

Of course liberals, and many so-called “conservatives” or “libertarians” have about lost their minds over him. It’s just silly and comical. He laid the trap and they have taken the bait and ran with it. In the process of spewing their hate, they alienate themselves more and more from millions of swing voters. It’s one thing to share your angst or dislike of our President. It’s another to call for violence against him and his supporters, call the First Lady a “b*tch” or “c*nt”, make his daughter sound like the spawn of Satan, not to mention burning American flags. The DNC has become a bastion of far left progressives with no middle ground and an apparent lack of professional discourse. The MMS (main stream media) is their pawn and fans those fires minute by minute each day. Meanwhile, Trumps sits back and laughs at their folly. And that’s the irony. The man who invented folly now giggles at those doing the very thing they hate on him for doing. They hate his hate, so the respond in hate. Crazy right?

HE FALLS IN LINE WITH OTHERS BEFORE HIM

There’s a pure revolt over Trump and who he is. He’s made heads spin and the moral police are in full tactical gear. All of a sudden he’s the most strange, vile, vulgar, mean, hateful, arrogant President we have ever had. It’s “shameful” and embarrassing” they scream. The office of the President is supposed to be revered and held by one just a step below Jesus… apparently. But let’s take a quick walk down Presidential History Ave and see that Trump might be the worst of the worse, but we’ve certainly had our share of Presidential blowhards and evil doers (this list does not include administration scandals either).

  • President Clinton – Monica Lewinsky and womanizer
  • President Andrew Johnson – was a drunk
  • President Reagan – sought insight from astrologist and mediums
  • President Harding – his term was full of affairs, corruption and ineptness including his visits to strip shows
  • President Roosevelt – had on going affair during his term – his wife’s secretary at that
  • President Cleveland  – married a girl in the White House he was guardian over
  • President Adams – skinny dipped in the river often
  • President Tyler – fathered 15 kids with two different women
  • President Obama – had an anti-American pastor for 20 years and was friends with a domestic terrorist
  • President Jefferson – had numerous affairs, including one with the half sister of his own wife
  • President Truman – in a letter written to wife said “he went n**gr” chasing in Africa”
  • President LBJ – was known as a total jerk….also called his penis “Jumbo” and proudly displayed it often to staff members and the like
  • President FDR – was behind the anti-homosexual movement called the Newport Sex Scandal
  • President Pierce – was a total party animal and drunk
  • President Kennedy – cheated on his wife and likely the biggest womanizer ever

*Honorable mention – Vice President Burr – killed someone with a gun, while in office!

Now, none of this gives Trump any excuse to be the tool he is and he certainly can be. But at the same time, people need to get off their moral high road. Especially those woman out there I see that have flaunted their own bodies all over social media for years and yet spew their hate for Trump because of what he has said about woman. Give me a break. Let’s remember we have all sinned. Let’s pull the log out of our own eyes first.

A TOOL WE CAN USE

Political strategy requires thinking beyond the here and now. Sometimes in life you have to do what you don’t want to do now so that you can have what you really wanted to have later. Donald Trump was and is a long term play from the get-go for us real conservatives. Does anyone really think we were all that excited about a man that singled handedly ruined the good ol’ USFL?? I mean come on. Yet, he is an ends to a mean and right now that mean is getting closer and closer.

Trump was timed perfectly. People were and remain tired of the Establishment strong hold in both parties and we will see that in 2018 and again in 2020, especially with the GOP. He’s the total opposite. And we took advantage of that, much like Obama did by taking advantage of being the first black President. Neither Trump nor Obama should have been elected but both were. Obama was a tool himself; being used to reduce our military, weaken our foreign alliances, increase our debt, establish government healthcare, and appoint liberal pro-abortion judges. Trump is the opposite for us true conservatives and we knew that going in to vote.

For me I have always said, the only matter regarding our politics that Jesus really cares about are the protection of the unborn. Roe vs. Wade needs to be overturned immediately. Jesus doesn’t care about our taxes, our roads, who has health insurance or not, our open or closed borders or foreign affairs (outside of Israel of course). But he does care about us allowing millions of babies a year to be murdered and will hold us all responsible one day. Supreme Court judges can change this in the future and Trump was and is the path to giving the life of the unborn a chance.

Those of us with the ability to see the long term ramifications of a Hillary White House knew we didn’t have a choice and we had to use him as the tool he now is. He will likely nominate two or three Supreme Court judges and many, many federal judges as well. These will direct and dictate our laws for decades to come and could be the very reason babies one day are saved from the knives and suction tubes of abortion clinics around the U.S. This one thing is way more important than his mouth, how he handles Putin, what he says on twitter or behind the podium.

Much like Obama, he will be gone and on a list of names one day. Yes, a list even I will cringe at when I see his name. He’s such a tool.

But he’s a tool we are gonna use like crazy right now and honestly I thank God he’s there.

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12 Years Ago I Nearly Lost My Daughters

As many know, we have identical twin girls. Born 12 years ago today in Arlington, Texas.

Little did we know how serious it was that we nearly lost them both and it’s a miracle that today we celebrate 12 amazing years with them by our side. Here is what happened:

We had a gyno visit and our doctor (yes I said “we” and “our” doctor…he was AWESOME!) in which he found something alarming. The girls were at 32 weeks and Chloe appeared to have stopped growing. Sidney was getting larger and Chloe wasn’t. Something wasn’t right.

He sent us over to a specialist we called “Dr. Scary” who ended up being a life saver, literally. Our doctor reassured us things were fine,  and we carelessly went about life waiting on this visit.

After spending an hour in a dark room at Dr. Scary’s office with him quietly looking them over he suddenly told us “I want you to go to the hospital right now so these girls can be monitored. We are going to have to go and get them this weekend. Don’t go home, just go right there and I will have someone waiting on you.”

After ignoring him and going home to get our stuff, we showed up Arlington Memorial an hour or so later with family right behind us.

It was then that we first heard about TTTS. Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Our girls had it and in many cases TTTS claims the lives of both twins. By the time the doctors become aware or discover it, they are usually gone or too far gone to save.

TTTS is when, for many unknown reasons, one baby begins to starve because of not getting enough nutrients and the other drowns because of getting too much. For many one day the babies just stop moving. Forever. And it’s usually well into the pregnancy too. Totally traumatic.

Friday night, August 19th was one of the longest nights of my life because I now knew the trouble our girls were in. I slept on the floor with their heart monitor machine blinking right in my face. Every few minutes I would see a pause and would nearly jump ready to get the nurses. They wanted us there so they could do emergency C-sections within minutes before it was too late if they needed too. I was on watch 24/7 for two days.

The day they were born I will never forget as along as I live. Chloe was pulled out first, pale, frail, small and not moving. Not a sound. For the first time our doctor looked scared too. Then Sidney came out, looked nearly twice her size. Red and swollen…but crying.

The seconds seemed like hours as the nurses tried to get Chloe to respond. I stood there behind Julie with video camera in hand in shock and awe at everything taking place. One daughter being footprinted and crying the other practically being beat to death to stir to life. As I write this fresh feelings come back and tears well up in my eyes again.

Doctor made several eye communications with his nurses. He was very concerned and he never, ever got very concerned about anything. My Lord, he offered me a cola right before we walked in to scrub!

Finally, I heard movement from that side of the room. It wasn’t much but our little fighter was hanging with us. They quickly whisked her away to the NICU along with Sidney. I followed them out and immediately wrapped my arms around my mom and dad.

We just didn’t know what the day would hold.

What seems like centuries later, the doctor came in and said they both were stable but would be in NICU for some time. The joy and tears at that moment were the result of seeing a miracle take place that day.

God was good and I still have the most amazing little girls on the planet.

I made this for them years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfI8_ePdit8&index=6&list=PLBCE331A0B49CEDF2

 

Cowboys Season Is Over…

It’s been 20 years since the Cowboys were last a truly good team. Yea last year they did great, but that was a blip in their recent history and trends. Jerry Jones has ruined my team this year the Jerry Jones curse took a major bite out of our football season. Romo is one of a long list of season affecting injuries all year long. Now it is over. They are 3-8 and playing for a top pick next April.

So depressing. Another year down the tubes. I am starting to feel like a Cubs fan…

 

These Holidays Are Special

Two months ago I wasn’t sure what to expect when Grandma Kat was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix and ended up having a big chunk of her intestines taken out. She is 92 after all. Was thinking this might be it…

Yet, just yesterday she was there at home for our annual Thanksgiving lunch. What a blessing. God is good and He must still have something for her to do!

This year has been a challenge for sure, but at the same time it has gone fast with many new things taking place. We are down to the final stages of adopting another child and we hope to have him home sometime in early to mid 2016. I still can’t believe my girls are 10 and Quinn is halfway to 9! How is it that it has already been 7 years since we went to Korea to bring him home!? Now we are looking at going back soon to bring Zane home. Wow. Time does fly.

We spent yesterday with Julie’s parents and her sister’s family down from Iowa. That was a ton of fun too. Really love those people and the kids got to spend some much needed time with their cousins!

I am learning in my “old age” that life is to be cherished and it is certainly more important than money, success or fame.

I am just glad we had another great Thanksgiving with Grandma. You never know how many of those special times you get in life.

 

Kids Start New Journey

Hard to believe it, but school has started back up, temps are down, football is back and Christmas is about 90 days away.

This year is the first year our kids started home schooling too. So far, so good. They are getting into a groove and Julie is getting the hang of it this first go around. Their social life is busy too with new baseball and soccer seasons in full swing, with Friday co-op school and Wednesday church group activities. The great thing about it is they get done early, schedules are flexible so I can see them more and they get to focus on what needs to be focused on.

Quinn started real baseball this fall and is doing great. So good for him too. Girls started soccer this morning. They love it and they love their coach. She’s great!

Now real updates on things with Zane in a while. We are “in line” and waiting at this point. We do get to start sending care packages though! Can’t wait to go over there and bring him home.

So glad to have football back though my Astros and Rangers are doing great and battling it out this year. But let’s go Bears and let’s go Cowboys!

My name is Brady Speers and life is good!

Korea Camp 2015 Was Fun, More Information on Zane

Once again we traveled up to Tulsa, OK, to attend Dillon’s Korea Heritage Camp. Once again it was awesome. We hooked up with our adoption friends as we do every year and also met some new ones. The strong of adoption connects us all and will always be something we will have in common. Quinn loves it too and it is great for us well being to be around other adoptees and other Koreans.

Korea Camp Group 2015

Quinn Speers attends adoption camp

Quinn Speers Korea Camp

Brady Speers family attends adoption camp

 

 

We also learned that we might get Zane home sooner than people think.

Click here for more information.

We also recently launched http://www.bradyspeers.org which is a resource for charities we believe in and try to support. You can learn more about Dillon there and would love if others would join us in supporting these organizations and efforts.

Brady Speers is a father of four and married to his amazing wife Julie. They have twin girls and two Korean born sons, plus two dogs! Brady and Julie live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and she is a homeschooling mother and he is a retirement income planner with Safe Retirement Experts. For more about his work visit. www.bradyspeers.net 

Quinn turns 8 and Korea Camp was a blast

Seems like yesterday we were in Korea meeting Quinn for the first time. That was 8 years ago.

My little buddy is growing like a weed. Taller, smarter and still smiling all the time. He amazes us how sweet and caring he is too.

Once again his birthday fell on Korea Camp weekend and vacation week. We had a blast being together for 10 days enjoying life and taking some time to get away from it all. Korea camp was great as always and hopefully there are many more ahead with Zane coming into the fold soon.

Without Quinn this little life of ours just wouldn’t be the same. He makes it fun for sure.

God I love this kid. Thanks for bringing us all together.

 

A Small Zane Update

While we wait on getting Zane home, we will live for these irregular updates. Check more details out on our adoption blog here.

Zane Speers

Zane Speers

http://luvfromasia.blogspot.com/

In the mean time we will wait on the Lord and enjoy the five of us will enjoy our time together hoping we will soon get to be a family of six!

Brady Speers is a father of four and married to his amazing wife Julie. They have twin girls and two Korean born sons, plus two dogs! Brady and Julie live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and she is a homeschooling mother and he is a retirement income planner with Safe Retirement Experts. For more about his work visit. www.bradyspeers.net 

 

Steve Martin and Martin Short – A Review

I have always been a huge fan of Steve Martin and when I learned he was coming to the Winstar World Casino just a quick hour drive away I knew this was a once in a lifetime chance to get to see him live and in person. It was a no brainer and enjoy it tremendously I did.

He is probably in my top 5 comedians including his roles in Roxanne, The Jerk, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, on Saturday Night Live, and my personal favorite Three Amigos.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this show and tour entitled “A Very Stupid Conversation”. Martin Short, another one of my favorites, played the fantastic role of stirring up the craziness between these two senior citizen jokers. It was a funny mixture of casual comedy, music, general insanity on the part of Short and the two of them spending most of the evening cutting each other down in some of the funniest ways ever heard. To see these two older men command the stage with such energy and passion after 3 decades of making most of us laugh was quite a pleasant surprise.

If you get a chance to go see these two, do it. It was better than I expected and I laughed my self silly.

After all, you never know how long we will get to enjoy the comedic brilliance of two men as funny as these are.

Brady Speers is a married father of four. He has degrees from both Howard Payne University and Baylor University. They live in the town south of Dallas/Fort Worth and Brady helps people plan safe retirements.  They have two dogs (Charlie and Zoe) and his pastimes include sports, photography and writing.  Check his personal page out at www.bradyspeers.net

You Only Get to Do This Once

This week I got to spend some one on one time with my son Quinn. That doesn’t happen enough as a busy dad trying make ends meet and staying busy. The girls and Julie spent the week at church camp, so I took some time to spend with him. In a matter of weeks he will be 8. I know I will blink and he will be 18. My girls turn 10 in 60 days.

I love being a dad.

Many of my friends have older kids that are already young adults and out of the house. My own niece is cranking out college and that is mind bending too.

One day he won’t be my only son as we are adopting again but he will always be my first son.  So it’s important that this bond always remains strong. After all, what is life more about than making sure family is first? God gave them to me and it’s my job to love, protect and cherish them. They are gifts and I am fully aware of that daily.

One day my littles won’t be little and that already saddens me. Time never stands still.

Kids aren’t kids long and though we will always be their parents, this time in our lives will only happen once. And once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Though I’m sure I will have regrets (no one is perfect) I can only hope I never regret not spending more time with them now. In the end careers, jobs, money, things, sports, busyness and the like won’t matter a hill of beans.

Life is good and being a parent makes it even better. If you are one, don’t ever forget that.

Kids aren’t kids long and cherish them we must.

 

I am Brady Speers. I am a father of four and I married an amazing woman named Julie. I have degrees from both Howard Payne University and Baylor University. We live in wonderful little town south of Dallas/Fort Worth and I get to help people plan safe retirements and I love spending time as a dad. I’m blessed to have an amazing family close by and tons of awesome friends. We have two dogs (Charlie and Zoe) and my pastimes include sports, photography and writing. One day my book “No Bones About It” will get published. If only time would stand still long enough. Check my personal page out at www.bradyspeers.net