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     We began carrying guns when we were about 10 years old.   Parents taught us at a very early age the responsibilities of gun ownership. When we had shoot outs with people at the end of the road, I would reload while Mom and Dad fired back at about age 6.  I carried my 22 pump, Jeff had a nice 30-30 lever action and Jim always had his 4-10.  We were crack shots.  At school we kept them In the cloak room with safety on.  
     I taught my grand daughter how to shoot.  She very good.  If she is home alone and burglars  kick in the door, I want her to be able to pull and use effectively something other than lipstick. 

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 18:49

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

   It would appear that Jordan takes their borders seriously.  Unlike the Obama Administration, they take control of their borders.   According the the United Nations over 35,000 Syrian refugees are awaiting documentation the desert areas.  The UN is assisting in the humanitarian  effort.  
    In sharp contrast  Obama administration just allows the border crossers in, gives them bus tickets and scatter them willy nilly across the country, even to Athens. 
     Where is the UN to assist in our border crisis. Why hasn't the UN set up tent cities in Mexico.  Lets take a page from Jordan's play book and enforce our borders. 

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 18:37

Georgia State Patrol says make driving safety a Labor Day holiday priority

      Remember, all the money used to pay overtime to the GSP and local police this holiday and others comes from the Highway Trust Fund.  This is the money we pay for every gallon of gasoline which was intended to fix roads and bridges. 
     Every time  you see a GSP car at a donut shop or a cruiser parked at a burger joint or a patrol car hiding  in the bushes, ask yourself if this money could be better spent on fixing highways, roads and bridges. 
     When federal officials want to raise the gasoline tax, just say No!  

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 17:22

US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

     This is the second incident in which a  state is being dictated to by the federal government.  A part of the $29 million was taken from Oklahoma taxpayers.  Now the Feds will not give the money back because the State thinks it can do a better job.
     Here is a question to ponder.   What good is the  Department of Education?  What good are they?  Formed  in 1979 by Jimmy Carter, it became a cabinet  level agency as a spin off the the old Department of Health, Education and Welfare.  The department employees over 5000 bureaucrats and has a budget of over $89 billion. 
     Have kids gotten any smarter since 1979?  Has education improved since 1979?  Testing  methods might show an improvement but have the tests been made easier to achieve the desired result.  Perhaps kids can find their  butt with both hands but do they  know the Capitol of Vermont?  Do they know anything about the Constitution or who Joe Biden is?  I saw one of these 'J Walking' interviews of college students responding to the question of why the new Pope is Jewish. The answers were serious! 
    Let's get a little revolutionary and conduct a social experiment.  Let's dissolve the Department of Education.  Let's defund it totally.  Let the federal government grant each state $1 billion to depend as the state sees fit on public education.  The Feds can take the remainder of the money and pay off the national debt.  
     We might all be better off.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 17:12

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

     The State of Montana at one time had no speed limit on their roads. Wealthy Europeans and Arabs would ship their Super Cars to that state and enjoy running their high performance vehicles in Big Sky Country.  
     Then the Feds. pressured the state to enact a speed limit (75 MPH) and gave Montana a wad of cash for 'strict enforcement' of this snails pace speed limit.  The tourism industry collapsed and motor vehicle collisions increased. 

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 13:20

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

@dahreese:
    This goes back to WWII and the Grand Mufti of Palestine In consort with the  German  Nazis and Hitler.  This reason, among  others is why Palestine was broken up.  Radical Islam goes back farther than that but it was alive during WWII with Hitler taking advantage of it. 
     At the end if WWII radical Islam showed signs of terrorism in the Philippines.  They  were killing public officials and blowing up things.  Members  of the US Army stationed there caught  5 of the radicles.  The Military commander (I forgot who he  was, perhaps Vinegar Joe) ordered a trench to be dig in the area where prisoners are executed.  They tied 4 of the 5 captured terrorist to posts the other loan terrorists was nearby watching.  The 4 were confident they would soon meet Allah.  Then GIs  led a large hog to the trench, the hog was shot and killed.  The members of the firing squad dipped their bullets In the hog' s blood.  All the terrorists were horrified. 
     Charges were read to the terrorist, and the 4 were executed with the hogs blood bullets.  The bodies of 4 dead terrorist were dumped into the hole.  The hog was sliced open, it's insides spilled into the hole and  covered the dead terrorist. The hog was dumped in the trench of top of them and fhe hole covered with dirt. The  lone living terrorist was shaking and horrified. 
     The Commander the  turned to the loan terrorist and told him to go back to his friends and tell them what he saw here today.  The living terrorist  was released.  
     Islamic Terrorism came to an abrupt halt there. 
     Radical Islam was around long before the US and Rummy arrived In the Mideast.   Freedom loving people must recognize the enemy's weakness  and fight him on our terms. 

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 13:09

UGA group to host alcohol-free tailgate party on Saturday

I will pose the same question that I asked my wife  when she told me that some outfit was selling an alcohol free Baileys Coffee Creamer. I asked, "Why?"  

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:31

White House preps legal case for immigration steps

@cyou299:

     i beg to differ, to date border incursions are being repeated on a daily basis.  The arguments then given pass to the  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 are much the same as the arguments today,  The immigration system is broke  and  we need to fix it.  Recall that in 1986 the US granted amnesty to close to 3 million foreign nationals. 
     The late Senator Ted Kennedy and other leading Democrats who controlled the House and Senate at the time gave Reagan a promise they would provide necessary funding for equipment and personnel to secure the borders of the  USA.  Indeed, the Great Lion of the Senate gave a speech insisting that this legislation would work and no additional plans or  legislation granting amnesty would ever need to be considered.  The promise to secure the border was never kept by lawmakers or at least not sufficiently to get the job done. 
     While Senator Kennedy is no longer with us, at this critical time we could use his wisdom, advice and  counsel.    As Democrats  we must see to it that  his promise is kept to ensure his legacy.  It's the right thing to do amd to do anything less would be shameful. 
     So far as guns are concerned, thank goodness the founders felt gun ownership was so important to a free society they made it a part of the Second Amendment, right under Freedom of Assembly, Press, Religion, Speech and Petition. Thank goodness the Supreme Court has re-affirmed this right even though the second amendment is constantly under attack.  
     Thanks for the post and the trip down memory lane. 

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:24

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

     "We don't have a strategy yet."   He said that "we don't have a strategy yet," in dealing with one of the most dangerous Islamic terrorist forces in the world today?  What an  absolutely stunning, inept  and out of touch statement from a President.  I am sure the CIA and the JCS have a strategy.  
     At first he called the ISIS threat the 'Junior Varsity' of AQ and they he called it a cancer on the world.  His Defense Secretary and a general and member of the JCS called ISIS one of the greatest threats to American we have ever seen, and then the next day they responded to a call from the White House, backed away from this true statement and then called ISIS a regional threat.  
     Did you see the photos of ISIS forces marching Syrian troops dressed in their  underwear to be executed?  They Syrians were not shot, they were cut, and stabbed to death.  Did you see the American Journalist killed?  The heads of children on poles in Mosul? Two Americans from Minnesota, from the same high school were killed in Syria fighting Jihad.  ISIS is fighting Jihad, a religious war which cannot be stopped politically.
     Our  President it too obtuse to understand that. 

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:40

White House preps legal case for immigration steps

     Reagan did grant amnesty and showed great leadership in finding common ground, working with all sides to try and find a solution.  Unfortunately, the amnesty plan didn't work and we are in much  worse shape now.    
     So, why don't we learn from the mistakes of the past?  Why do we want to repeat the same mistakes Reagan made?  Why head down the same road by granting amnesty to another horde of foreign invaders?  
     Why not take a page from the successful play book of  other countries who have strict border polities and guard their sovereignty and their borders?  
     Thanks for mentioning Reagan, we must learn from his mistake and not repeat them.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:37

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

     "We don't have a strategy yet."   He said that "we don't have a strategy yet," in dealing with one of the most dangerous Islamic terrorist forces in the world today?  What an  absolutely stunning, inept, clueless  and out of touch statement from a President.  I am sure the CIA and the JCS have a strategy.  
     At first he called the ISIS threat the 'Junior Varsity' of AQ and they he called it a cancer on the world.  His Defense Secretary and a general and member of the JCS called ISIS one of the greatest threats to American we have ever seen, and then the next day they responded to a call from the White House, backed away from this true statement and then called ISIS a regional threat.  
     Did you see the photos of ISIS forces marching Syrian troops dressed in their  underwear to be executed?  They Syrians were not shot, they were cut, and stabbed to death.  Did you see the American Journalist killed?  The heads of children on poles in Mosul? Two Americans from Minnesota, from the same high school were killed fighting Jihad.  ISIS is fighting Jihad, a religious war which cannot be stopped politically.
     Our  President it too obtuse to understand that. 

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:12

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

     Radical Islamic terrorism is here in the United States.  Two young men from the same high school in Minnesota fought in an Islamic Jihad, joining some of the worlds most dangerous and radicle terrorist groups in the world.  What is being taught in this high school?  What is being  preached in their Mosque?   
     A friend of my daughter and her family are Christian and escaped Iraq only with their lives. She knows ISIS and other radical Jihad fighters are in the USA and she is terrified. She said Americans are totally blind to  the threat of Jihad and the radical element which has seized this religion. 

     

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:05

Isakson says U.S. has an interest in stopping ISIS

b@mpd0.59:
I didn't gloss over anything.  I didn't even bring it up because it's a moot point. The President insisted on  the Sequester as part of the budget deal.  A majority of Democrats and Republicans voted to pass the budget even with the sequester  because the country needed a budget.  The President signed the budget deal with his sequester. The President has not shown leadership, he has not gone back to Congress for additional funding. To do so would highlight the devestating impact his sequester had on the military.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 19:50

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

Disregard.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 19:01

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

Jerusalem On-Line indicated that a Jordanian reports says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin   Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority   President Mahmoud  Abbas met secretly in Amman to discuss terms of the cease fire agreement.  Representatives of the terrorist group Hamas which fired  hundreds of rockets into Israel were not present. 

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 19:00

Today's editorial cartoon

I am frankly very disturbed that the ABH would print such a absurd illustration of racism. This is such a blatant exercise in racial insensitivity I am almost speechless.  This type of racial stereotyping serves no useful purpose and indeed perpetuates racial generalizations.  Whoever authorized  publishing this terrible cartoon should be required to take a sensitivity class.  Please take it down. 

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 17:36

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

@barryhollander: Just once I would love to see Hollywood make an Islamic comedy.  Ahhhhh, I can see the trailers now.

" Coming to theaters near you, the hilarious movie everyone is talking about,  BAD HAJ. "  
 " Watch as our two hilarious converts Ismael and Romadi travel the road to the Haj.  Watch their antics as they get drunk on rice wine and both wear Burkas and learn that the faithful do not use toilet paper." 
         "Dude, why are you wearing that white robe?"  
"Yea, you'll laugh until your sides split as our two converts escape their beheadings" 
" See Bad Haj at a theater near you."  

Just once...just once.  

      

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:05

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

     Our son expressed an interest  in football and went out for it. Prior to that he had been racing alcohol powered  go-karts as a child and was a top points leader at our track.  
     He dropped football in  favor of a Pro-Am dirt track stock car.  We raced the car for several years and won several races. We then moved to a NASCAR Late Model and were within the top 10 at this well known track.  
     I was happy he dropped football, I felt he was much safer in the race car. 

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:53

Isakson says U.S. has an interest in stopping ISIS

@mpd0.59: President Obama insisted on the sequester to be added to the budget deal. He insisted the military be a part of the sequester with large cuts negatively impacting the military. Because of this he did not believe the Republicans would approve the budget because it would harm their beloved military.
The country needed a budget very badly, even a bad one. We had been running the government on continuing resolutions for years. The House submitted budgets but they died in the Senate and no committees were formed between the House and Senate to resolve issues. The Republicans called the President out on this one and voted for the budget with the President's sequester that he insisted on. The scheme backfired on him.
The President has not shown any leadership on this issue, he has not sent a request to the House for additional funding to combat ISIS. The House would certainly approve the money if the president asked. The problem is an inept, detached, uninvolved and ill-informed President. Remember, he once called ISIS Junior Varsity.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:40

Explosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished

@OCCountry:
Great observation.  I once had a list of all the products manufactured from a barrel of oil.  As I recall there were about 150 items on the list including cosmetics.  Let's not forget good ol'  Vaseline.  The list was several years old so there are likely newer products added to it.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:22

AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

THIS JUST IN:  Breaking news. 
     Amother America  was killed in Syria, engaged in Jihad fighting for an Islamic state and for ISIS.   He is from Minnesota and from the same high school as the other recent American killed fighting Jihad for the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.   A photo of the dead  29 year old Somali-America  was posted by his family.  A clueless State Department spokes twit said they had no independent confirmation of the death. 
     This second ISIS terrorist is from Minneapolis, Minnesota also and was killed in the same battle as ISIS terrorist Douglas McCain, another American.  Both attended the same High School.  This begs the question, what kind of students is this high school producing?  
     Would someone in the Obama Administration please get a grip on these American Islamic terrorists?  

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:18

Explosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished

Disregard.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:02

Explosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished

     The United States has not allowed a new refinery to be built in over 30 years.  Those presently in operation are a patchwork to fix and keep running.  The process to gain approval is Orwellian, tremendously costly and after a company spends 10 years and $10 million there is no guarantee of approval.  Look at the Keystone debacle and that is a simple pipeline. A disaster is waiting to happen and the oil company rather then the government will be blamed...again. 
     Just think how much more energy could be extracted with a modern  refinery employing the latest scientific designs.
    Build the Keystone pipeline, build new refineries. 
  

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 09:48

White House preps legal case for immigration steps

     There has long been leaks from the White House that the President is about to announce a sweeping form of amnesty granting those foreign nationals who broke our immigration laws and jumped our borders.  Many of these foreign nationals are children, families, and otherwise good people seeking a better life.  Others are Mexican gang members, drug cartel member, Chinese nationals and OTM nationals.  
     The President likes to chid Congress for inaction by not passing his 'comprehensive immigration bill' but perhaps there is a reason. Is it a bad bill like the ACA?  How much English is a foreign national required to speak?  They have already broke  US law by being here, what other laws are exempt?  We know the Border Patrol has caught and released 54 foreign nationals wanted on homicide charges. There are far to many unanswered questions in this bill.  He has failed to,provide the leadership to get a bill passed.  The House did work overtime to pass a bill and the Senate went home. 
     This would be another case of the President violating the Constitution, the separation of powers and stepping on the checks and  balance of power written into the Constitution.  
     BTW, it's not over, He is  about to enact Cap and Trade in a treaty with the UN concerning global warming which is not happening. 

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 09:33

On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

     Attacking another country, an air strike, bombing is an act of war.  Many Democrats up for reelection are wanting a voice in any  decision to attack Syria.  Indeed, senator Obama was very critical of former President Bush but now he mirrors what Bush and Clinton have done in the past.  Unless the President declares war on Syria, he must consult with Congress.  His spokes twit says seeking Congressional  approval will only turn into a circus and likely so because this President lacks leadership skills and has so alienated  Congress that he has few friends in either party.
     Does the President have a plan, what is his strategy?  Is he going to lob a few bombs at a target, give a mission accomplished speech then go play golf or is he committed to destroying ISIS?  
     In other news, another America  was killed in Syria, engaged in Jihad fighting for ISIS. He is from Minnesota and from the same high school as the other recent American killed fighting Jihad for the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.   

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:55

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