Monday, October 23, 2017


Chuck Schumer and the Democrats, (not the name of a rock band), have decided that you and I need to fork over more money to keep ObamaCare afloat.  They want to again subsidize the insurance companies with even more tax dollars, (record profits or not), and they expect you and me to willingly pay for it.  

What's worse is that many Republicans, those who have failed time and again to live up to their promises to scuttle ObamaCare, now seem willing to join the Democrats in their quest to shove it down our throats.  

Surely, for us to allow this to happen, we must admit we have turned ourselves into a nation of masochists. 

Friday, October 20, 2017


It seems to be magnanimous news; these "new revelations" about the Russian-Clinton-American uranium story are bouncing around conservatives as if they were just discovered yesterday.  And the fact that the proceeds from these nefarious activities have ended up in the Clinton Foundation coffers while then Secretary of State Hillary allowed these things to happen is also suddenly "cropping up" as if we Americans didn't know about them at least a year or two ago.  My various blog postings going back several years are full of such "new revelations." 

Where has everybody been... out in the ozone layer? 

The fact that the mainstream  media went to huge efforts to cover these criminal activities up means that every single one of them and their reporters are just as guilty as the perpetrators themselves; they were part of the gang.  But, you also had high government officials, both in Congress and in the various agencies of the executive branch, who also actively participated in what was, and still is in some respects, organized crime. 

If you think this is all serious stuff, it is; but, it's all just the tip of the iceberg, and those of you who have not been vigilant, who have not been aware of what has been going on... well, you're guilty, too.  After all... it is our government and it is our job to know what is going on within it. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


One of the bastions of "the Washington establishment," Senator John McCain, came out strongly against Donald Trump's "America First" policy yesterday, insisting that our duty as a nation should be to the international community instead.  "To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems," he said, "is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history." 

Anybody who knows anything about the realities of life knows that you can't take care of others unless and until you take care of yourself.  It's because of idiots like him that we have such a vast number of people in this country who are homeless, hungry, without adequate shelter and clothing and not receiving proper medical care while at the same time we send billions of dollars to overseas countries, many of which would just as soon spit on us as look at us.   

Condescending, elitist dinosaurs like him need to be removed from our government, regardless of political party.  That's the message we sent in November of 2016 and it needs to be hammered home again in November of 2018.  

They are to blame; not us. 

Monday, October 16, 2017


Just a little over a day after NFL's Roger Goodell said players "should" stand for the National Anthem, both CBS and the NFL Network declined to show the playing of the pre-game anthem at all during last Thursday's game between the Patriots and the Buccaneers.  

Just how slimy can the NFL get?  


Friday, October 13, 2017


Don't like what we say or print?  Too bad, say the press and media: we have the right to freedom of the press.  There's nothing you can do about it.  Up yours.  

With any right granted by the Constitution comes a responsibility.  The right to bear arms, for example, does not mean that a known and convicted killer has the right to own a gun; he gave up that right when he abused it.  So it is that the press and the media, in exercising their rights to freedom of the press, have an obligation to use that freedom in a responsible way; if they don't, they lose the right.  

The press and the media have the responsibility to the American public not to become a propaganda arm of any political party because, if the politicians control the press, who can we trust to tell us the truth?  In virtually every case where a government has become an oppressor and has usurped freedoms of its citizens, the government has first controlled the press.  So, when the press and the media start telling untruths and hiding the facts in order to placate and advance a political interest, they lose their rights to freedom of the press.  

I believe it is time that we Americans put their feet to the fire.  If we can prove that they are owned and/or controlled by a political faction, printing or broadcasting untruths and covering up crimes or other misdeed, we should shut them down.  To hold otherwise is to say that someone can actually yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater and get away with it. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


BizPac Review is reporting that George Soros and the NFL Players Association are now joined at the hip.  The association "donated money to the Soros-funded Center for Community Change Action, a left-wing activist group that bankrolls anti-Trump protests." And, the association has financially supported at least two more left-wing, anti-Trump activist groups.  Not surprisingly, the players union has defended football players’ rights to disrespect the national anthem at NFL games.  

Soros has spent millions of dollars on his anti-American, pro-left-wing-liberal agendas, but this doesn't mean that such associations have to take the money and turns their backs on America.  And the fact that the NFL is not willing to stand up to these activities leaves a putrid, sick feeling in my stomach.  

Are we are being eaten alive by the enemy? 

Monday, October 09, 2017


As you may have learned over the last day or two, there are a lot of things that go into long range shooting.  (1) How many grains of powder in the cartridge?  What kind of powder?  In other words, what will be the explosive power behind the bullet as it comes out of the barrel of the gun?  (2) How much does the bullet weigh, and what is its shape and metallic composition?  How much friction will it produce in the air, how fast will it slow down?  What are the aerodynamic characteristics of the bullet?  (3) What will be the effect of gravity on the path of the bullet over 100 feet, 100 yards, 200 yards, etc.?  (4) How fast is the wind blowing, and from what direction?  What effect will that have on the path of the bullet over similar distances?  (5) What is the relative humidity and how will the moisture content in the air affect the friction on the bullet?  (6) What is the movement of the target, how fast and what direction?  (7) What is the angle of the shot from level ground and how will that affect the above calculations?  

These things all change according to the type and manufacture of the weapon being used.   

I've heard it said that Paddock was a novice shooter with little or no military training.  Frankly, novice shooters don't know spit about the above considerations or how to make the appropriate calculations, let alone how to employ them in actual shooting conditions.  Someone told Paddock about all of these things.  Someone trained Paddock on how to make the calculations and that the barrel of rapidly fired automatic weapons would quickly get too hot to touch.  Someone had to put him through the paces of moving from one gun to another with smooth rapidity.  He had to have someone to talk with about the logistics of getting the weapons and ammo into the hotel suite.  He had to have some knowledge and experience in setting up a video surveillance system. 

Steve Paddock did not work alone. 

Friday, October 06, 2017


Nancy Sinatra tweeted out that "murderous members of the NRA" should be executed by firing squad.  

Well, Nancy, your boots were made for walking, so why don't you take a hike; a very long hike, like to Venezuela, Iran or North Korea.  

Obviously, since she also despises Donald Trump, she now qualifies for dual membership in the Kathy Griffin Fan Club and the National Ninny Club. 

Just out of idle curiosity, how many mass killings or murders have been committed by members of the NRA, not that that matters one iota to her? 

Finally, have you noticed that every time one of these left-wing nutbags opens their mouth they prove how shallow their intellectual knowledge is?  

Wednesday, October 04, 2017


ESPN had decided it was never going to show the playing of our National Anthem before a game again; that way, they reasoned, they would be out of the controversy.  Well, naturally, I would respond that if you are not for America, you're against it.  However, after the Vegas Massacre, they decided to display some semblance of respect and go ahead and show the anthem portion of Monday's night's game.  How magnanimous of them.  

With stadium  flags at half-mast and America still in shock over Vegas, many NFL players still insisted on refusing to stand during that National Anthem.   Quite a few of the Chiefs went ahead and sang the National Anthem, but ended it with the words  "the Chiefs" instead of "the brave."  Of course, the NFL itself has steadfastly continued to refuse to abide by its own bylaws and discipline the cowardly bastards.  

I, on the other hand, happened to be sitting in a bar, and when the game came on the air, all TV's in the place were promptly turned off.  A few patrons even stopped drinking their Buds and switched to Coors. 

There are a lot of organizations around the country that are deciding right now not to have a Super Bowl Party this season, because they already know that nobody is going to show up.   Of course, the NFL is quick to blame you and me for our hypersensitive feelings.  

There's a huge, ugly battle going on in this country between the NFL and American patriotism.  Who do you think is going to win? 

Tuesday, October 03, 2017


Until law enforcement, the courts and Congress start devoting more time and effort to taking away guns from criminals instead of targeting law-abiding citizens, this problem will not stop.