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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

In the aftermath

First off I apologize for this post, not because you may be offended but because I am having trouble expressing my feelings with accuracy nor am I very succinct. Personally I feel the past 3 and present POTUSes have performed far below par for a world leader. Yet we have accepted mediocrity as the normal course of things. That is on us all. We should do better. So here in it's unedited glory is my werld vue:



Well after all the waste of money and time does anyone believe any of the politicos out of dc? If you do, verify your facts from something besides the press (biased), faceplant-book {unable to discern fact and fiction}, or the many other fact-less rumor mills [water-cooler gossip] who get it right about once in a trillion times because someone made a typo. Remember that even a broken clock gets the time exactly right twice a day. Yes, el Presidente' is an overgrown extremely rich child, but at least he is attempting to get business going better and has had some success in that. Look at the same factors for each of your favorite "leaders" of the past 3 or 4 "leaders" we have endured (gnp, crime, personal income, taxation, etc.) and compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges. If you are going to compare grapefruit to satsumas don't even talk to me. I say I win because I don't eat grapefruit and I love satsumas.  Compare the "elected ones" who are supposed to be representing the people of today with those who were elected in the past. Today's crowd remind me so much of Kruchev banging his shoe way back before most of today's people were even conceived. Childish display in anyone over the age of 4 indicates to me that someone hasn't grown up any.

Well, that came out poorly. I am frustrated by the insistence that there are only two sides. The people who want to take control of the country now are not worthy of any control. It is worse than the 50's commy scare and all of the constitutional rights that were violated and  have gone uncorrected. The alleged (in my humble and correct perception) "Patriot Act" took away much of the little freedom that was left after WW2. It made abuse of power legitimate in many undeserved situations. It did add a lot of fodder for the limited talented writers of today's "entertainment", although there are still a few writers who are exceptionally talented.  

I don't have a religion, it is a way of life. I do identify with Jesus of Nazareth and His Father and Spirit. But I know that I am not God. Like the president, speaker of the house and whatever the head of the senate is now, I am not perfect, nor will I ever be in this life. I will be in the next life if God says so. I prefer that people listen to the wisdom of The Christ and don't sling verse and chapter around like that is important. I don't mind chapter and verse, mind you, if we are going to look them up and rationally discuss what we find. If you wish to discuss politics or religion I prefer we do it one on one and not as a public spectacle. I abhor noise for the sake of hearing one's own voice ( or guitar and such) or the sake of the noise. Do I get fired up? Told you already, I'm not perfect and yes, it is not hard to push my buttons. Ask my kids or the guys from the post office. But my kids are still kickin' and my buds from the post office are retired or about to and all of us still have all our limbs as of the last I have heard.

How much I truly understand is something you will not get out of me unless I feel like you can handle it and to start with, you probably can't. I understand much of the physical world and some of the spiritual, but algebra still gives me trouble. Physics, Astrophysics, Geology, earth sciences sure, but chemistry is a weak point. The "advanced" maths I get to a degree, but most of that work is in my sub-consience. I am not to be confused with a mathmatician. 

Blown up things? Not recently, nor have I burned down anything that wasn't supposed to be. Overall I tend to be mellow unless you have something derogatory to say about the Father/Son/Spirit or my family or my state or my country. And if you don't appreciate The Monkees, keep it to yourself. I fully support the second amendment because the purpose of it is to put our own government on notice with the side benefit of discouraging the attacking of this country. Do I feel temptation? After the past several weeks of dc inefficiency I certainly do. But I will make my feelings known at the polls. Failing there I will take my computer (modern-day pen) and express fully my dissatisfaction with this country's people for making inappropriate choices.











Monday, January 20, 2020

Later Monday Aft.

Some of you may be wise enough to tell, but for those innocents out there much of the previous blog was edited because I speak fluent Navy and it takes a while to re-express some of my feelings in less ignorant words. Sometimes my passion gets in the way of my coherent expressive desire and can easily lead to miscommunication. If you are offended, sorry (that you don't understand me, not sorry about what I have said).

Monday Afternoon

Politics and mudslinging hasn't stopped yet and I expect it to continue for years on end. My mind remains unchanged because that kind of stuff has never had any value to me as it emphasizes the negatives of the other side and does nothing to put forth useful, fully considered, ideas to carry us into the future. If you want to yell about the past, and want me to listen, show me your reasons (not your whinny baby   STUFF) based on what you determine from historical occurrences in this country. 

This is not europe. Europe has no lessons to teach us and if you think they do, LOOK at european history. If you think it is good, move. This country threw off the idea of inherited privilege (kings and queens if you don't get it) as well as government centered ideas. The basic idea was a want to be free from the control of the few and to think for ourselves. Of course, even back then the people of european descent brought their own way of life and displaced the people already here, whom had previously displaced those who were here before them. Instead of truly being of independent thought they brought their own prejudices with them and the old ways were harder to displace than my ancestors believed. And still the situation of today is no different than it was. 

What I am saying, should anyone care, is that if you want to run for office, tell me what your honest goals are are going to be, not how bad your opponent is as a person. How are you going to address the true issues of the day are much more important than your opinion of your opponent's perceived defects. Why should we and how are we, the taxpayers, are going to pay for your vision. No, this boy will not support a national tax of any percentage on goods that exempts any company of any industry from them, unless the law already gives them an exemption (non-profits, in example). And if it does not disassemble the IRS I would fully support a nation wide movement of removal of all elected and appointed officials and a return to government based on the original document that established this country with the understanding that "people" is inclusive, not exclusive.

 I also believe that our borders should be buffered with an area for people who wish to immigrate and would give them an opportunity to do so legally. I feel drug testing and an investigation of applicants would be justified and prudent as well. To me immigration is honorable, invasion is not. Do it legally, I support your decision. Invade, I have no problem with you being shot down like a dog.

I have read and studied history in many ways, not for a grade, but to improve my own understanding of what has happened before and why so much of history continually repeats itself. Looking at this country's naval history you can easily see what I mean. The first navy formed was not equipped to defend a drainage ditch, much less a coast. Then after the revolution it was downsized so far as to have only a few towable targets before having to be rebuilt almost immediately for the war of 1812. Then again and again after each war the same circus in visionless congress after visionless congress, soldiers sailors suffer the same fate, being forgotten and left to shift for themselves. It seems we have had and have now no group of leaders capable of seeing more than a day or so ahead nor do we have any leaders capable of admitting they have made an error. I include all "parties" in this, make no mistake.  No one is willing to lean from their own mistakes, much less from the mistakes of others. (on a side note, this is a lesson my father gave me early in life and like most I was slow in the understanding of it: You do not have to personally make all the mistakes. You can learn from the mistakes of others.)

So this I say, meaning derision for action but not disrespecting the person, POTUS, stop twitting every little and especially big things without a real fact check. House speaker, just shut up. No one wants to hear you beating that dead horse. To the Muslim world, sorry, I reject your religion as that of another false prophet. You don't like it, get over yourself, you feel the same about mine. Biggest difference I see is that I will not stop you from worshiping Shaitan (my view), but you intentionally kill followers of Christ because they reject you. Definitely not an "American" value. I know not all of my kinfolk will agree with my viewpoint, but that will not diminish my love for them.

 Look in a mirror and if you are happy with what you see, don't inflict it on me. I look in my mirror and I like what I see, sometimes, other times not so much. But I will not insist you share my viewpoint either way. But if you are looking in my mirror then you'd best watch out because I don't have any clothes on and if you aren't my wife you can expect a black eye at the least. If you are my wife then I will discuss no further and none of you need know what happens next. It will not be posted.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Possum Grapes

I was just wondering if someone out there might know where I could procure some Possum Grape vines?? Not sure if there are any left in Cocodrie Bayou and I'd like some for making jelly.