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JUNE 27, 2013 1:22AM


It looks like there is a rush of disingenuous carping about Paula Deen, as companies decide to fire her, for telling the truth.


I have to question the real motives. 


To all the board members and management of Walmart, Home Depot, Food Network, Smithfield Hams, Caesars Entertainmen… Read full post »

JUNE 24, 2013 7:54PM


I am not part of an organized group trying to defend Paula Deen.  I am an individual who happens to enjoy cooking as a hobby. 


I learned to cook by watching my mother and her mother, and, by the seat of my pants when I was in the fireRead full post »

JUNE 19, 2013 5:59PM


I have been a member of The American Legion for a number of years, but not any more. 

The American Legion chooses to discriminate against many veterans who have served their country honorably, but during peacetime. I believe this is unfair. 

Originally, when the organization was charRead full post »

JUNE 6, 2013 7:12PM



Today, all of us should pause for a moment of silence and thanks for the almost 10,000 Allied Forces (U.S. Canada, Scotland, England and Wales), wounded or killed during the invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.


They were fighting against Hitler’s German forces that were occRead full post »

I must confess that there are times when I feel like I have been living in a cardboard box, with the flaps closed shut.


Last night was one of those times, when I learned about “mermaids.” 


Then, today, to learn that - allegedly - the Chinese government hacked into top-se… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2013 1:41AM


When I first heard of the Highway 5 bridge collapse at the Skagit River, it was hard for me to believe that such a thing could happen.   

As more details arrive, the driver of the truck that hit the bridge, might have had to take evasive action to avoid a collisionRead full post »

MAY 23, 2013 8:05PM


I was listening to President Obama speaking earlier today.  He was discussing some serious issues, when someone in the crowd began interrupting him.

Other news sources indicate the disruption came from a woman, known as Medea Benjamin, who founded a group called "Code Pink."

I am left with the o… Read full post »

At my last job before I retired, I had a “Program Manager” and a “Supervisor.” 

Both were incompetent; and, both had been promoted mostly as a convenience to the employer - a state agency - to avoid any type of discrimination or personnel issues.  Their positioRead full post »

A friend of mine forwarded a video commentary by the following organization.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/c1Q1qzfL9rE   The video concerns the vacation costs of President Obama using Air Force One for vacation travel. 
As a Republican, since the first time I could vRead full post »
APRIL 16, 2013 5:22PM


As we try to settle down after the tragic events in Boston, one must ask the bomber(s), what was your point?  What were you trying to say?


Did you intend to just scare people, or, did you really intend to kill an 8 year-old boy and two adults?  Did you really/… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2013 10:33PM


I've read that many millionaires and billionaires, pay very little or no U.S. income taxes, because they mostly invest in tax exempt investments.

Some people have been clammoring for a flat tax...

Anyone suggesting a flat tax of 15% or 20% is crazy, or at the very least, mentally unbalanced. Read full post »

MARCH 11, 2013 9:28PM


Afghanistan’s president Karzai just slapped the U.S. in the face. We do have the ability to say "goodbye" and leave within 45 to 60 days, but that is unlikely. 

As much as I dislike Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul, due to his strange ideas and his rat's nest hairdo, heRead full post »

MARCH 9, 2013 7:05PM


Most people are not aware of the unofficial pastime for many of the residents of the State of Washington.  That, of course, is “mowing the lawn.”  At the first sign of a warmer, clear day, one can hear the din of lawnmowers in the distance throughout the area.


In Washingto… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2013 3:29PM


Hmmm...  In the past few days, there has been a lot of discussion about females serving in combat. 

I am reminded of years ago - the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, when it was a very “big problem” with females wanting to become firefighters.  Nearly all California fire depar… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 3:58PM


Hmmm... The mediation failed, only because the two sides failed to mediate.

With the same goal - keeping Hostess as a viable company, there should not be any difficulty coming into an agreement acceptable to both parties.

Oh, wait a minute. Maybe the "owners" of Hostess want to "pull

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Dear Republican Party Poobahs,


You and I have never met.  I am a Christian, and I've been a moderate Republican since the first time I could vote - and that was for Barry Goldwater. I did not vote for Mr. Romney.  


There are many reasons, but chiefRead full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2012 2:59PM


Today is November 11, 2012.  It was 94 years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, that “the war to end all wars” ended. 


Later, this day became known as “Armistice Day.”  Today, we know it as Veteran‘s/Read full post »

A friend of a friend recently made the comment, “Any woman in her right mind would not vote Republican, with the Republicans wanting to take women’s rights back 60 years.  A woman would have to be a complete moron to vote for a Republican Presidential candidate.” 

&nb… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2012 2:28PM


Bat Crap Crazy.”  Now, there’s a term one does not see on TV news every day.  A few nights ago, as I watched a news program, that was a topoic of discussion in reference to Mr. Todd “Torpedo” Akin, and his unusual views about reproduction and abortion.&nbRead full post »

JULY 21, 2012 12:45AM


First, I must say how sorry and disappointed I am that something like this happened.  My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who were killed or injured during this senseless crime.

I believe there is a bottom line to this incident, and to similar incidents t… Read full post »

The "Pee Test" email has been circulating for quite some time.  It raises the serious question about why shouldn't welfare recipients be required to pass a urine test.  


Here is a variation of that email:


"I work at my job, and they pay me. I pay my taxes and theRead full post »

JULY 16, 2012 3:43AM


For me, The Day The Music Died, was July 16, 1981, shortly after noon Eastern Time.  That is when Harry Forster Chapin died as a result of a vehicle collision on the Long Island Expressway.  Some speculate that Harry suffered a heart attack while driving, resulting in his car swerving and/… Read full post »

JULY 13, 2012 7:50PM


While I am out doing errands, sometimes I like to stop for a snack.  I usually get something where there is a drive through service.  Bag in hand, I drive to a shady, quiet spot, to have some fries, a cheeseburger, and a coke without ice.


Yesterday was no exception.  As/… Read full post »

In case you missed it, the Supreme Court Of The United States, (SCOTUS), let loose with a very disappointing decision last week – amid all the hoopla about health care.


The SCOTUS decided to flush the “Stolen Valor Act” down the toilet.


More likely than not, this &ldq… Read full post »

Yesterday, as soon as the news hit the fan about the Supreme Court of The United States decision on "health care," President of The United States wannabe Willard Romney responded.  Willard Romney said the very first thing he will do when he is elected POTUS is repeal ObamacarRead full post »