Category: Just sayin’


Make no mistake – Democrats don’t want to help their constituents, nor do they care about them. They only want to control you and make you subservient to them. The government is NOT Santa Claus, it’s not Mommy and Daddy. They want to dictate what they think is best for you, not what you actually need. Individual freedoms – out the window – it’s what they dictate you will do, say, and think. There is no free education, no free handouts for the chronically lazy, no free healthcare, no matter what they tell you. They’ll take from workers and give to the non-workers. The more they take, the fewer incentive workers have to produce. Think about it. The mid-term election is this Tuesday – do you want freedom, or do you want every facet of your life controlled? The more they get, the more they’ll take.
I’ll take freedom, thank you very much. Vote Republican. #WalkAway

PC Confusion

Today’s world is a confused and confusing mess.  I don’t want to be ‘woke’ – I’m already very much awake, thank you.

The following observations are from reality, not from dreams or some utopian fantasy.

  1. There are two (2) sexes – Male and Female – got it?  Biological fact.  Men’s facilities are for males, women’s facilities are for female.  Thinking there are nine (or however many you dream up) are in your head.  Wrong thinking.  We’d have a lot fewer problems if people would accept this reality.  Gender-fluidity is wrong thinking and born from deranged minds of the sort they used to lock in rubber rooms for the benefit of normal people.  Today they’re either courted by the media, part of the media, courted by politicians, or they are politicians.
  2. Today’s #MeToo frenzy confuses me.  It started out as a good thing.  I don’t condone rape in any way, shape, or form, and anyone that sexually assaults another should be punished.  But…  It’s gone too far.  Now we have women (or men) coming forward to say “[name goes here] touched my arm when we were at a restaurant in 1986, and I didn’t ask for it, so [name goes here] should be ashamed of themselves, and publically shamed as well.  You know what?  If you don’t want to be touched or, heaven forbid, hugged, don’t step out in public.  Ever.  Oh, yes, ladies, if you don’t want to be treated like a sexual object, don’t dress like one.  As in my first point above, men are biologically attracted to females, and the more you flaunt and tease, the more they’ll want.
  3. Christianity vs Islam – oil and water don’t mix.  No, certainly not all Muslims are terrorists, but their beliefs are not compatible with Christian beliefs and social structure.  The Pope is wrong.  I’m not Roman Catholic, but I know a Socialist when I see and hear one.  Holy Wars were fought in the name of eradicating the cancer known as Islam, but the Pope wants his sheep to hug it out with them instead.  Islam’s creed?  Fight the infidel until there are none left.  When the only people left are Muslim, then there will be the peace their religion claims.  No way.
  4. Racism.  God made us in many shades, all of them beautiful.  Be nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.  The end.  There is no White Supremacy.  If there was, we’d have NAAWP, a Congressional White Caucus, and White Lives Matter.  You know what?  We’re all human, let’s drop the color barriers.  Yes, I saw the evidence in Tennessee when I visited Nashville 50 years ago.  I was shocked then and can’t believe anyone ever saw a reason for it to continue beyond 1870.
  5. Celebrity culture.  Look, celebrities, no one cares what you think.  If we watch you or listen to you, it’s for your particular talent, not because you have something to say.  You’re super-rich, entitled, and want your lowly public to hang on your every word.  We don’t.  Act, or sing, and leave it at that.
  6. Pro Sports.  Same as other celebrities.  We don’t care what your causes are, we watch you because of your sports prowess.  Disrespect my flag, you’re dung.  My wish is that they would shut down the NFL and let players actually work for a living.  Play sports at night or on weekends, but you aren’t worth the millions you are paid.

Just sayin…

 

I have a perfect answer for the children protesting gun rights. After checking several sources, it seems there is an average of 11 teenagers killed each day by other teenagers texting or talking and driving. Taking these children’s logic to a relatively logical step forward, we just take away all cell phones and their cars! Phones and cars are killers and these children should not be allowed to apply for the use of one until they’re at a responsible age.  There are far more deaths by phone than guns any day of the year.

Let’s take this one more logical step.  Eleven deaths a day doesn’t include the number of suicides every year caused by shaming and bullying, much of it texted or messaged on these over-entitled children’s phones. Given that, it makes sense to take phones away until they’re old enough to respect the power in their hands.

Kids might actually have to interact with those around them face-to-face.  Without phones, they’d have time for homework, sports, and time with their families.  Compare that to what I see every day – kids from grade school through high school walking to and from the bus with shoulders slumped, staring down at their phones as they text ignoring the world and even those around them, not to mention the vehicles swerving to avoid them as they cluelessly wander down the middle of the street in a chatroom fog.

Helicopter parents worried about where their children are don’t need to give them phones.  A simple GPS tracker will suffice to locate them at school and around the neighborhood if you feel the need, or even better – old-fashioned parenting and trust when deserved.  Yes, you read correctly.  When. Deserved.  Not because they whine, cry and throw tantrums – when. deserved. period.

Let’s get these instruments of destruction out of our children’s hands!

Just sayin…

First, a bit of background.  I turned 70 in February 2017 and was a smoker for about 50 of those years.  Pipes, cigars, cigarettes (at one point 4 packs a day – of course, cigarettes were $0.35 cents or less a pack), and I inhaled everything.  Filters, no filters, no difference.

I knew I needed to quit, and nothing helped – cold turkey, patches, nothing worked.  I felt lousy.  I heard about e-cigarettes and my interest was piqued.  The first ones that I tried (in the early days of e-cigs) were cartomizers with exceptionally wimpy vapor production and little flavor.  I supplemented analogs with e-cigs and even got a no smoking room at a motel during a business-related technical conference.  High nicotine, little vapor – not a winner.

As the vaping industry matured and my understanding of the product increased, I was able to achieve greater satisfaction with some of the early tanks and variable voltage\variable wattage devices.  More visible vapor with same or less nicotine provided more enjoyment but still missed the mark.

Finally came the newer higher powered low resistance mods capable of producing massive amounts of visible vapor clouds!  There was one problem – the nicotine was now too high, and the ‘throat hit’ from the nicotine was detrimental to my enjoyment.  The cure for that?  Remove the nicotine.  This gave me visible clouds, a pleasant warm vapor on inhale, and best of all, no nicotine.

A big ‘THANK YOU’ goes out to The Steam Co. for their assistance and two of their unique blends that got me through the rough spots.  Those would be Merlyn’s Bow and Kintaro.

OK, now that the rambling preamble is over (would that constitute a preramble?), to the question in the title…

My vape of choice is a 200W mod with battery protection and a tank with temperature-controlled nickel steel coils.  The liquid is a 50-50 mix of USP Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol, both widely used in the food industry.  Also in the liquid are food-grade flavorings, no coloring or other additives.  No nicotine – zero, zilch, nada, bupkis nicotine.

So I ask – how is that a tobacco product and why should the government treat it as such?  There’s nothing in there that comes from tobacco or even remotely resembles it.  This has allowed me to remain smoke-free after almost 2 years when nothing else worked, and the government now wants to regulate and tax the hell out of it because… why?

By the way, the VG/PG mixture above (possibly in different proportions) is used widely in Hollywood to simulate foggy or smoky conditions.  I don’t see actors walking off the job with health concerns over it, or complaining that they have to breathe second-hand vapor.

Just sayin’…

What’s news?

I believe in free press. The news media has not only a right, but a duty to report the facts. Big word there, ‘facts’. Not spin, not opinion, but facts. CNN, NBC, CBS, yes, even FOX, are guilty of slanting news to their particular political philosophy. Today’s news is NOT news – it’s opinion, it’s editorializing. News reporting is supposed to be “Today this happened”, not having 10 people give you their opinion of why it happened. If you have not seen the movie ‘V for Vendetta’, play close attention to the media’s machinations. It’s identical to what we’ve come to accept as ‘news’ at this time. Fifty, sixty years ago, editorials occupied one, maybe two pages of the newspaper. The rest of the news section was just that, unspun, non-politicized facts.  Now you can’t find facts between the opinions – and that’s the front page.

News media, please give me facts and let me make up my own mind.

Just sayin’…

Illegal and the Ill Eagle

Yes, this country is sick.  We have lost sight of just how unique we are.  What is the Liberal’s problem? Selective hearing? I (read conservatives) have no, zero, zip, nada, bupkis problem with immigration. We are not intent on becoming isolationists, or some combination of Nazi and Apartheid zealots. Liberals don’t seem to understand or even hear the word ‘illegal’. My great-grandparents were immigrants – LEGAL immigrants – one side from England, the other Germany. I’m proud of my heritage. They came here, embraced the melting pot, assimilated, and they and their families welcomed yet more LEGAL immigrants in future generations. What am I not saying or understanding? These illegals sneak in, insisting that we house, clothe, feed, even educate them at our (the legal immigrant’s) expense. On top of that, they don’t/won’t/are forbidden to assimilate, demanding we accept their isolationist enclaves and their archaic laws. Roving gangs of illegals refusing to assimilate terrorize American citizens.  This is not the America I grew up in or even understand.

 

Benefit of the Doubt

It’s less than 2 weeks before election day, and it’s apparent that the scandals of HRC have no effect on Obama’s sheep.  I watched a news clip with a couple of early voters in Florida, and their comments were that they knew she was not perfect, she’d ‘made a mistake’, but she deserved another chance and benefit of the doubt.  Really?

One mistake, certainly.  Candidates are not perfect, they’re human, and if anyone votes for a candidate because of his or her purity, they’re insane.  Humans make mistakes, we’re not perfect, we’re not God.  Two mistakes and I’ve got a bit of serious thinking to do about their veracity and viability.  Two of the SAME mistakes or continued reckless behavior simply tells me they’re either incompetent or think that we the voters are stupid. Either way, they will not get my vote.

We as a country are headed in the wrong direction and need new leadership.  Being President does not mean having all the answers, but knowing who to ask and trust for the right answers.  With the Clintons, it’s who will give them the most money or power.  Their direction will head us further down the toilet bowl, and the handle has already been pulled.

We need someone to lift us out of there.  To finish with the toilet analogy, may the effects of their deeds speed their journey into the septic tank they deserve.

 

I’m Melting!

2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Read wicked ways = Clinton’s Socialist agenda.

A vote against Trump is a vote for an everlasting Socialist quagmire of greed, deception, and filth with no place for citizens. We become the Soylent Green that feeds the increasingly destructive engine of Democratic Socialism.

Clinton is sitting at the right hand of Satan, encourages murdering children, and encourages (as did her predecessor) confusion of the sexes. There is nothing good with or about her. I only hope that her end comes the night of November 8, 2016, and we as Dorothy in Oz hear ” You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I’m going! Oooooh! Ooooooh! “


Who said I couldn’t quote the Bible and L. Frank Baum in one post?  … just sayin’

A Quiet Rage

A quiet rage is growing in this country against those who seek the crowning of Queen Hillary.  Morals and supposedly adult behavior are cast aside in the desperate need to up the ante in dirty politics.

It would seem that we the people have no say in these political amoral and immoral tactics other than to accept them.  The queen and her court of jesters and blind fools made up of pop stars and once-respected news media now await the predicted inevitable result of her majesty ascending the throne to grace her deplorable subjects with bread and water while she eats cake and drinks champagne.  It isn’t about what’s right, it’s about power.  She is the evil of all evils.  You think Obama was bad?  Just wait until HRC decrees the borders open and America fair game for control from external forces.  Power and control – that’s her objective.  She’s open to taking control of the UN as well, I’m sure.

The adoring media and their polls predict an easy win for her majesty.

Social media says differently.  I can only hope that on election day that those warriors with their pent-up rage emerge from behind their computers and cast their vote against the continuing rule of lies and corruption.

No, I’m not a fan of Trump, but I will vote for whoever has the best chance of defeating the sheer undisguised evil that is HRC.

If you haven’t seen the 2005 movie “V for Vendetta” please do so.  If you have seen it, treat yourself and watch it again.

Remember, remember the 8th of November…  Yeah, I know the date’s wrong, but it was too good to pass up.

Pro Team Sports?

I’m not much of a team sports watcher, but we here in the USA have taken ‘pro’ sports to the extreme.  When I was attending Pirates ‘knothole’ games, an average baseball player salary was somewhere around $10,000 per year.  In the time it’s taken the minimum wage to go from $1.80 to $7.25 per hour, team sports ‘pro’ compensation has gone from that $10,000/yr figure to an average of $2,000,000 + /yr.

Team sports isn’t about the teams anymore, but about the players, their lifestyles, their endorsements.  We have so lost the idea of ‘team sports’ that players don’t feel the need to play as a team, but to outperform, outclass, do anything to NOT be a team member.

Today’s ‘pro’ is idolized, worshiped, revered – for what?  For the most part, the more lavish and outlandish your lifestyle, the more you align yourself with thugs and infamy, the more money and ‘respect’ you command.  These are NOT the types we want or need our young people looking up to.  Wife beating, child beating, no problem – pay them and the media off, then bask in your notoriety.

There are a lot of people, I’m certain that would welcome the opportunity to play on a team as a team member.  I say we take all these overpaid primadonnas that want to protest one thing or another and throw them out.  Play team sports as a team, and if you want to make waves, bye-bye.  The same philosophy goes for cheerleaders, marching bands, and so on.  Imagine a cheerleading routine or a college band halftime show where some of the participants protested.  Yeah, not so great a view.  …but teams expect us to put up with anarchy.

NFL wonders if their player’s protests are causing a decrease in attendance?  Really?  Team sports, team behavior – no exceptions.