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Thursday  - April 28, 2016
Greetings from The Association Of Intolerant Judgmental Anti-News Reporting Xenophobic Firearms Owners Of West Texas.
I am a day late as we had a houseguest for three days and have been busy showing her around and visiting with her.  During her stay with us she taught me some stuff on my laptop computer (which I don't like all that much).  Our houseguest was our 24 year old God Daughter who flew over from Suwon, Korea to spend a few days with us prior to starting her new job.  We have known her for about 5 years and she is a very thoughtful and beautiful young lady.  She actually wanted to surprise us for my Birthday but could not make connections so she got here as soon as she could.  She starts a brand new job next Monday and of course it has something to do with micro-chips and computer programs.  Very early this morning I drove her to Abilene, Texas which is about 90 miles North of San Angelo and she got on an American Airlines plane which was the start of her 16 hour flight back home.  And I must tell you all that I do not handle little girls shedding tears very well.
I am sure that the family of "Prince" along with many of his fans were shaken by the news of his sudden death.  And once again, the media did their usual pathetic job of not only reporting the story but actually over-reporting the story.  In watching a few minutes of Bill O'Reilly's  program he did his best to down-play the possibility that just perhaps there were drugs involved.  Although I did not watch it myself, a friend told me that Megyn Kelly's program was pretty much about nothing else than the career of "Prince" and his demise.  I thought that perhaps this would pretty much end the wall to wall coverage BUT I was wr- - -;  mis-----;  incor----; ....... a bit confused on this subject.  The very next morning in the  (Sub) Standard Times (our local liberal rag) , there appeared the odd article on his death. 
It began at the very TOP of  Section A, the front page.  Then in Section A, page 5 there was nearly a half page article.   Then in Section B, page 7 (the sports section) there was about a quarter page devoted to "Prince".   I thought to myself... ENOUGH!  Ah, but I was wrong because in the GO (the entertainment section) we had the ENTIRE  FRONT PAGE telling us of the passing of this music icon and just to make sure we didn't miss the story in the middle of this GO Section there was a two page poster of "Prince".

SO, with all this being said, I am now officially declaring this a "PRINCE  FREE  ZONE".   I recognize that he had musical talent as to many entertainers for whom I have little regard.  And as I said I am sure his family and friends are saddened by his demise BUT please do not try to make him out to be more than he was and do not try to make me believe that had he not come along that our Democratic Republic would have folded.  It might fold on us in the next couple of years but it has NOTHING to do with "Prince's" life or his death.

OH, and before I forget, during the section of The O'Reilly Factor that I watched, I seem to remember that Bill O'Reilly  himself reported that while an autopsy had been performed on "Prince" it would probably be WEEKS before results of the toxicology report  could be known.  REALLY?  Funny, but I would venture to say that I and many other law enforcement officers have had a bit more exposure with autopsies and toxicology reports than Bill O'Reilly and there have been several occasions when I have had the results of both at least verbally given within 24 hours..... It damn sure wasn't weeks before the results were known.

For those of you currently residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco, I am speaking of the European Union..... which is apparently in a bit of trouble with at least Great Britain possibly dropping out of said European Union.   Instead of resembling our own United States, it appears that the European Union leans a bit more toward the former USSR.  I say this since the lion's share of European countries are Socialist to the core.
I also seem to remember that Barack Obama spoke somewhat harshly about Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu making a speech before the U.S. Congress in which he spoke against the US/Iran nuclear deal and most far left liberals expressed their displeasure at a foreign leader speaking against a U.S. policy.  Of course, many other countries including some Muslim countries were also against the U.S./Iran nuclear deal.

I listened to one of the British delegates to the European Union yesterday on the radio and he said that even as a delegate to the EU, he was for Great Britain pulling out of the EU and returning to an independent nation.  This British representative also said the Barack Hussein Obama had spoken before the British Parliament and urged them NOT to withdraw from the EU .. AND.. that should Britain withdraw from the EU, then they would be put at the end of the line on trade agreements with the United States. And this is coming from a man who got bent out of shape when the Israeli Prime Minister simply spoke against the US/Iran nuclear deal WITHOUT   MAKING  ANY  THREATS.
Seems a bit one sided.  From everything I have read regarding the European Union, it is not working well at all.
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"It was bad enough for the voters to make the colossal mistake of being taken in by appearances and ignoring  realities.  But to repeat that very same mistake with Trump, immediately after the Obama administration, is truly staggering.  How many pied pipers are we going to follow off to parts unknown?"..... THOMAS  SOWELL
"Just the thought of Trump appointing justices of the Supreme Court, who will have lifetime tenure and make decisions, for decades, that will determine whether we will still be a free people, should sober up all who have not been irretrievably hypnotized  by rhetoric or so embittered by the betrayals of the Republican establishment that they can see little else, including life and death situations.".................. THOMAS SOWELL
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 "An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!.... Sir, we are not weak if we make  a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power....  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.   There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us....   Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY
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WOW!   What a surprise!  Andrew Jackson's likeness will be removed from the face of the $20 bill.  When they started all this talk about changing the face on the $20 bill I could have told the world that it was going to be a black female who would grace the new $20 paper currency.  And I thought that it would pretty sure  be Harriet Tubman.  I have read some of Harriet Tubman's actions in assisting slaves to escape their situations on Southern plantations and getting them to freedom in the North.  I am also sure that what she did certainly deserves recognition by everyone.   But this all seems to fall into the category of "Change For The Sake Of Change", a situation with which I do not find much agreement.   I still liked my idea of creating a new U.S. Currency note,  a $3 bill with either Janet Reno's  or  Janet Napolitano's  likeness on the face.
I would like to thank everyone for their birthday wishes.  I had a great birthday with my good wife and I going out for lunch and I  downed a generous portion of Cocoanut Shrimp with Pina Colada sauce.  My absolute favorite meal when we go out to eat  seafood.  My other favorites are Italian and Mexican food.  We had a great Mexican Food lunch yesterday and the day before I had Spaghetti and Meatballs.  SO, within a weeks' time I got to go out and eat my favorite foods.... OTHER  THAN  AN   OLD  FASHIONED  HAMBURGER which is my absolute favorite and I had one of them today.  Also, a good friend baked a  Rum Cake for my wife and I and we polished that baby off in three days.
When I hear these political news hacks speak very authoritatively about the upcoming Presidential election, I just have to wonder if the truth is found anywhere in their lives?   In one breath, they say that Ted Cruz is hated because he is ONE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.    Then you hear some members of THE  REPUBLICAN  ESTABLISHMENT talk and they claim that Cruz IS  NOT  ONE  OF  THEM  AND  THAT  HE  IS  HARD  TO WORK  WITH.  OK.  Which is it?   It can't be both ways.

Then within a week or so I have listened to "The Donald"  talk about how he has bought off politicians and has donated to both parties and that he was a "HUGE  DEAL  MAKER"  but yet when the news hacks reported that Cruz and Kasich had made a deal regarding campaigning in certain states, "The Donald" said that those two making a deal was CHEATING.   OK.  Let me see if I can get this straight.  Donald Trump donating money to politicians in order to get something done which will benefit him financially is perfectly permissible BUT if Cruz and Kasich agree to  not do heavy campaigning in several states, then that is cheating.  SO, flat out bribery is OK but making an agreement with no money changing hands is somehow illegal.

I am pretty sure that Donald Trump will be the Republican Nominee and I am damn near positive that Hillary will be the pick of the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists.  AND if this is the case and if Hillary can escape indictment then we need to all take yoga classes so that we can be flexible enough to kiss our own asses goodbye.

The media mutts who are now so friendly toward Trump will turn on him like a school of piranha if he is the Republican Nominee.
I do not want to vote for Donald Trump but if he is the Republican Nominee then I will vote for him as he is the lesser of the two evils.  The thought of Trump appointing at least 2 and probably 3 Supreme Court Justices is flat out scary...... BUT Hillary Clinton being in a position to make those same appointments is more frightening than swimming with salt water crocodiles.  

I have heard several people say that they will never vote for Trump and some say that they will never vote for Cruz.   But the alternative of either a write-in or not voting at all gives the election to Hillary.   Think about that.