"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

18 March 2018


Seems to be a true story.  :)

These things...

I'm not saying that our kids aren't smart.  I'm not saying that they are incapable of original, compassionate, heartfelt thought regarding the "mass shootings" in our schools.  I am saying that it doesn't seem all that strange that they follow the unresearched, agenda driven, narrative laden, Liberal thought process in their "protests".  I agree with this meme wholeheartedly.  The idea of a "walkout" spread like wildfire and was approved by most schools.  They weren't spontaneous.  They weren't planned by "the children".  It was a big ole' Liberal propaganda production.

These people are the "useful idiots" spoken about so often in history.  They don't know what they are doing and are easily manipulated.  They are unable to sit down and think their actions through to their logical conclusions.  And the people pulling their strings are driven by pure emotion.  No logic.  No reason.  Emotion.

The Left seems to believe that once they get rid of Trump and all of his followers, they will be able to regain control and get things back to the "way they were".  They don't understand that there is a reason that they were removed from power and that there will be no "going back".  They are going to have to learn that they aren't the only ones affected by "life and government".  They don't understand that not everyone sees the world the way they see it.  They are going to have to learn to keep their nose on their face and to live and let live.

It won't go well if they can't learn to live with those that disagree with them.  I cannot figure out how we got to this point where there is so much desire by the Left to control everything.  I think it's all about all of the "free shit" that they want.  Or, perhaps it's about the indoctrination they have received from the government sponsored public education system?

Ahhhhhh well...  Time will tell.

Department of Education.  No Child Left Behind.  Teaching to the test.

Somehow we have gone from #2 in the world to about #25 or #40, or something.  Since about 1978.  That would be about the time of the creation of the DOE by Jimmy Carter.  Or something.  (I'm making this shit up from memory right now.  Don't try to hold me to these ramblings if they are inaccurate.)

Anyway, I'm a bit rusty.  Forgive me.


12 March 2018

Still hanging in there...

Thanks to each of you who have left comments here or who have sent me emails.  I appreciate it.

Life is definitely different.

Easter is upon us.  Our favorite time of year.




I was real proud of that mustache, by the way...

                                                                       9 Jun 1973

24 January 2018

Missing her...

She was my riding buddy.

It sometimes helps to just share these little memories of her.  My son took this picture of us on our Harley one day when we pulled into the yard at his older brother's house.

01 January 2018

A new year...

Happy New Year.  I hope it is a good one.

I drove a few hours east with my middle son to see my grandsons for a few days.  Got back yesterday.  It was pretty good.   There is almost always a bit of drama on trips like this, and this one was no exception.  Still, in the end, it was good.



27 December 2017


Damn near got me...

Holbrook, Az in September.

26 December 2017


Made it through Christmas. 

I spent Christmas Eve at my oldest son and his family's house while they went to my daughter in law's father's house.  It was good.  They came home about 10 pm and we talked for a couple of hours then went to bed. 

Spent Christmas Day with them and my middle son.  Big breakfast, presents, family time then lasagna for dinner.  It was good.

My only regret is that I didn't go to church on Christmas Eve.  Didn't want to go alone this year.  In hindsight I know it would have been fine.  The members of our church have been very supportive.

Ahhh well...

For everyone dealing with sadness, I pray for you to have the strength to persevere.

I hope everyone had as good a Christmas as possible.


23 December 2017

Merry Christmas...

As you can imagine, this Christmas is a bit different than the Christmas I'm used to.  I miss my Judy.  Words cannot describe that feeling, but I know that someday we will be together again. 

I wish each and every one of you all the best at this most joyous time of the year.  God bless...


22 August 2017

It comes to fruition...


Watch out for these Lefties.  They are violent, unthinking animals.  They mindlessly follow the voices...  They are ignorant. 

Like the Boy Scouts motto says...  Be Prepared.

20 July 2017

Some of you know, some of you don't...

My world was turned upside down and inside out on the 12th of April when my wife of 44 years passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  She was barely 18, I was barely 19, when we married.

She was diagnosed with a UTI on Sunday the 9th at our local Urgent Care clinic.  On Tuesday the 11th she asked me to take her to the ER.  Mistakes were made, but she was sick.  She shouldn't be gone, but she is.  She passed at 1350 on the 12th of April.  I was with her every moment.  I have gone from being incredibly angry at the ER doc and his staff, to being incredibly sad.  The ER was a shit show from the time we arrived until they pushed her unconscious body to the ICU 3 hours later.  Perhaps someday I will share the story...

We should have had at least 20 more years together. 

She was my best friend, my everything.  I love her more than life.

Anyway, for those who have asked where I am at, I am gone.  For now, anyway.  My fire is merely a few embers right now.

Judy Lynn
27 May 1955 - 12 April 2017  

12 June 2017



11 June 2017

Another one gone...


Adam West...  Gone.  Peace, Batman.

07 June 2017

06 June 2017

Into the abyss...


A different perspective...

Just think, someday all our ashes will be spread out among the universe.  :)

02 June 2017

Suicide pact...

Liberal ideology conceives of “safe spaces” in the context of alleged white patriarchy, but there was a real need for a “safe space” in Britain’s Manchester Arena on May 22, when 22-year-old terrorist Salman Abedi detonated his nail- and screw-filled suicide bomb after a concert by teen idol Ariana Grande. What was the “progressive” answer to yet another instance of Islamic terrorism in the West? Feckless calls for resisting hate, pledges of renewed diversity, and little else.

A rethinking of immigration policies is off the table. Nothing that an Islamic terrorist can do will ever shake the left-wing commitment to open borders—not mass sexual assaults, not the deliberate slaughter of gays, and not, as in Manchester last week, the killing of young girls. The real threat that radical Islam poses to feminism and gay rights must be disregarded in order to transform the West by Third World immigration. Defenders of the open-borders status quo inevitably claim that if a terrorist is a second-generation immigrant, like Abedi, immigration policy has nothing to do with his attack. (Abedi’s parents emigrated to Britain from Libya; his immediate family in Manchester lived in the world’s largest Libyan enclave outside Africa itself.) Media Matters ridiculed a comment about the Manchester bombing by Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt with the following headline: fox news host suggests ‘open borders’ are to blame for manchester attack carried out by british native.

Earhardt had asked how to prevent “what’s happening in Europe, with all these open borders, they’re not vetting, they’re opening their borders to families like this, and this is how they’re paid back in return.” Pace Media Matters, a second-generation Muslim immigrant with a zeal for suicide bombing is as much of an immigration issue as a first-generation immigrant with a terrorist bent. The fact that second-generation immigrants are not assimilating into Western culture makes immigration policy more, not less, of a pressing matter. It is absurd to suggest that Abedi picked up his terrorist leanings from reading William Shakespeare and William Wordsworth, rather than from the ideology of radical Islam that has been imported into Britain by mass immigration.

Read the rest here...


01 June 2017

Who will protect us from those who protect us...?

This is a big deal...  (From: Reason.com)

"In 2002 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said that the lawful use of deadly force by the police may be ruled unlawful if the police themselves "created the need to use force" by acting in an illegal manner. "Where an officer intentionally or recklessly provokes a violent confrontation, if the provocation is an independent Fourth Amendment violation," the 9th Circuit held in Billington v. Smith, the officer "may be held liable for his otherwise defensive use of deadly force." Otherwise known as the "provocation doctrine," this legal standard has served as an important check on overreaching law enforcement tactics. Today, by a vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the 9th Circuit's reasoning and wiped the provocation doctrine off the books.

At issue today in County of Los Angeles v. Mendez was a 2010 incident in which two deputies from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department entered the residence of Angel Mendez and Jennifer Garcia without a search warrant, spotted Mendez holding a BB gun (which he kept on hand to fend off rats), and shot both Mendez and Garcia multiple times in ostensible self-defense. Mendez's right leg was later amputated below the knee as a result of his injuries. Garcia was shot in the back.

Mendez and Garcia sued, charging the police with illegal search, illegal seizure, and illegal use of force under the Fourth Amendment. In March 2016, Mendez and Garcia prevailed at the 9th Circuit, which rejected the officers' pleas for qualified immunity and instead held that the two detectives were "liable for the shooting as a foreseeable consequence of their unconstitutional entry even though the shooting itself was not unconstitutionally excessive force under the Fourth Amendment." In other words, Mendez and Garcia prevailed under the provocation doctrine."

Read the entire (short) article here.


What do you think about that? 

31 May 2017

This is OK...


So Kathy Griffin does this.  And the only prominent (or obscure) Lefty to criticize her was Chelsea Clinton.

Today the talk is about Trump's tweet...  "covfefe".  It apparently means "coverage".  Yet the world ignores a despicable Lefty to joke about a misspelled word in a Presidential tweet...

This is the world that is America today.  Think about that.