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Wednesday - August 19, 2015
 
Greetings from a completely Worn Out, Trumped Out, Obamad Out, Still Jingoistic West Texan.

PERCEPTIONS:
 
I realize that many people can see the same thing but have different perceptions of what they saw. I have seen this for years when speaking to eyewitnesses to various crimes.
 
I think a really good example of this might be the different perceptions of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio.  Obviously the majority of the voters in the past New York City election perceived Bill De Blasio as someone who would bring their city back to prominence.   Many of us, however, perceived Bill De Blasio as a complete dud who would make decisions which would put the citizens of New York City in greater danger than most previous city administrations.  It appears from the state of affairs at the present time, those of us who viewed De Blasio as a complete MUTT  as a  City Leader were CORRECT.
 
Another example of opposite perceptions in my eyes would be the different perceptions of Baltimore, Maryland Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake.  Once again the majority of the Baltimore voters in the last Mayor's election labored under the false perception that Stephanie Rawlings Blake would lead their city in the right direction. Meanwhile, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake has shown herself to be a liar and a totally incompetent leader of their city government.
 
Now let us look at the present leader of the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist/Marxist party's race to be their candidate for President of the United States in 2016.  AND THAT  WOULD  BE......... Hillary  Rodham  Clinton.  It appears as if this absolutely dead cinch to win her party's nomination has..... how shall I phrase it?  Oh yeah,  whizzed   in her Wheaties.  AND it also seems as if  the  original  perception of  the liberal main stream media that Ms. Clinton crapped peach ice cream is undergoing some rather drastic changes.   When the ultra-liberal Washington Post starts to slam this lyin' heifer then things are not proceeding well for the Democrats/Progressives/Marxists in general nor for Ms. Clinton in particular.  And it might be proper at this present time to point out that my personal perception of Hillary Rodham Clinton ranked somewhere below a Colonoscopy and a Root Canal.  For those of you currently residing in The People's Republic of San Francisco, that would be about as low as one could get on the popularity scale.
 
It seems as if Ms. Clinton has a bit of a problem with her arithmetical skills.   We have watched this squack tell the American people on any number of occasions that she had NEVER  RECEIVED or SENT A  SINGLE  CLASSIFIED  E-MAIL on her PRIVATE  SERVER.  However, earlier today I noticed in several articles that there appear to be over 300 classified  e-mails that somehow made their way through her clutches.   One must wonder if perhaps her troop of flying monkeys may have had access to the Clinton computer.  It appears as if Ms. Clinton might have overstepped her control over the media and the Department of Justice.   Of course, I could be mistaken on the DOJ as I have not seen any real strong indications that they are all that interested in investigating Ms. Clinton's shenanigans.
 
One other Hillary E-Mail item.  Last evening they showed a video of the front of the building which housed the "Platte Rive Networks" and apparently it is in a closet of a loft apartment in this building.  A big sign on the front of the building said "AJAX".   If this is the kind of security subscribed to by the then Secretary of State, then I have to wonder if perhaps Hillary Clinton and Wile E. Coyote have pretty much the same type of suppliers.  Wile E. Coyote uses "ACME" products  while Hillary uses some privately run E-Mail Server service run out of a closet in a loft located in the "AJAX" building.
 
If the Department of Justice allows this lyin' squack to get away with this then my perception of federal law enforcement will be down the tubes.
 
REFLECTIONS:
 
A couple of days back I received an e-mail video showing scenes of Los Angeles in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  This brought back some memories to me as I took my family to the Los Angeles area in 1964 then again in 1967 and again in 1969.   We had relative on my wife's side of the family who lived in Los Angeles,  Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley and some friends from Houston whose family resided in Palm Springs.   During all three of those trips we had a great time and took lots of side trips and really enjoyed ourselves.  One of the trips we also visited a couple of friends who had a talent agency on Sunset Blvd. and visited with them.   They took us out to some really great night spots and super restaurants.   Also in 1967, the Houston Astros were playing a series with the Dodgers and we got to see a couple of those games.
 
In 1964, on our first family trip to Los Angeles, I also got to go to the Dallas Cowboys training facility in Thousand Oaks and watch some of the all time great Dallas players go through their drills.  I never had a bad experience in Los Angeles and yearned to return for a visit. 
 
The next time we were in California we went to Susanville which is in the Northern part of the state for the graduation from a Junior College of one of our young Croatian students whom we had met in Hobbs.  Her sister had flown in from Croatia.  On this trip we flew into Reno, NV and rented a car and drove to Susanville.  It was a beautiful area and we were treated like royalty by the people in Susanville.  It is a small town and the people there were as friendly as those in West Texas.
 
The last time we went to California, we drove there.  This was in 2000 when this same girl was graduating with honors from a Menlo College in Atherton, CA.   The young lady's parents and sister also came to her graduation from Croatia.  We stayed in San Jose, CA which was alright but trips to the San Francisco area left me a bit empty.  The weather was bad and other than getting to visit with the Croatian family whom we had visited in their country in 1997, I did not enjoy this area all that much.  When we drove back to New Mexico we came the Southern Route and went through Los Angeles on our way back.  It was a different world from the area we had visited in the early and mid 1960s and any ideas I might have harbored  to return there for a visit left the building faster than Elvis.   The Los Angeles of the late 1950s and early 1960s  was really great.  Not so much in the 2000s.

But I guess that can be said of all large metropolitan areas.  Austin, Texas at one time was a great place to visit but they have grown so damn fast that their infrastructure has not kept up with their growth.

And of course my old home town, Houston, Texas has experience such a rapid growth that it is almost unrecognizable now.  There are literally multi-story office buildings and huge shopping centers in areas where my friends and I went camping when we were in middle school.
 
I can look back and realize how very fortunate I was to have grown up and spent my entire school life from Kindergarten through High School in the 1940s and 1950s in Houston, Texas.  Of course we still have some family and lots of old friends and co-workers who still live in Houston but I don't believe there is a way on earth to convince me to move back in that area.   
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Aguilar,    Mary Vigil,      Joe & Ruth Lucero,   Ted Salgado,  Raoul McPeters   -NM  -  Ella Dunlop,    Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,     Bobby Peiser,  Bob Wallman,  Maria Tupaz,  Bernice Murphy,      Don Faubion,   Judy Langham,     Liz Deguren,  Roger Tucker,   Charlotte Williams,   John Gallemore,   Zak Krejci,   Debra Blake,   Mary Denson,   Randy  Jones,      Don Weaver,        Roger Goertz,   Billy Williams,   Gerry Fincher,   Jerry Carpenter,   Steve  Mida,   Sherry Welch,  Shirley Boatright    - TX -  Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) - IL -   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,   Alan Miller,    Debbie McKeown, Violet  Fermin,  Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson,  Arlene Anderson,   Kate Nolan  - FL -    L.T. Drennan - OK -     Lynn Jones - NE -   Warren Wetmore - IL -    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD -   Charles Latham,  Rocky Leonard,    Bette Miller,   Sheriff Richard Mack - AZ -   Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy,  Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa),  Kenny McPeters  -  CA -     Pat  Holley,   Keith Chambers,   Nancy Chambers,   LANA Athey - CO -      Hal Whitmore - DE -   Herb Johnston - NY -     Lonnie Shoultz,   Mike Kelly - AL   -   Perry Evans  - AR -   Jim Pinney,   James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old)  - OH  -     Josip & Lela  Slivar - ZAGREB, CROATIA -  Sister Clarice Carroll (83) - HAITI  -  George Rimmer - WA,    RET. COL.  Pete Mekkelson -WVA    
 
GySgt. Daniel West,  MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice,  CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler,    CAPT.  Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler)    SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd,  RCT Graydon J. Phillips,  * 1ST LT. Levi English,   GySgt. Eric Harmon,   LCPL Archer Abblitt,  Maj. Todd A. O'Brien,   MGySgt. '46 - 82 (Ret)  Harvey  Weigart -   US MARINE CORPS -    Kenneth Thomas - USCG    SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon,  Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown,   TSgt.  Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT.  Mandie Yates - US AIR FORCE -   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG -   Zachary Moore - US NAVAL ACADEMY -    Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown,     CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret),   E5 Matthew J. Blaker,    LT JG Ethan English,   - US NAVY -   Bud Barnett - USNA 74 -    SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES  -   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens,     Scott Hillyer,   Jeff Schoonover,  CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck - US ARMY    -  CWO3  Tim Helton and the 1/230  Air Cav Squadron TNANG  -  All of the  men and women presently serving in the United States Military
 
John Mallory - DEA -  Fr. Joseph M. Peek,  Gary and Cindy Hogman,   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families. 
QUOTES:
 
"Loyalty to country, ALWAYS.  Loyalty to government, when it deserves it."..... MARK  TWAIN
 
"President Obama's  agreement  with Iran looks very much like the emperor's new clothes.   We are supposed to pretend that there is something there, when there is nothing there that will stop, or even slow down, Iran's development of a nuclear bomb."...... THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"When Jeb Bush allowed hecklers shouting BLACK LIVES  MATTER to drive him off the stage in Las Vegas, he may have given us a clue as to what kind of president he would be.  We ignored too many clues about Barack Obama  before putting him in the White  House.  There is no excuse for ignoring clues about another candidate now.  Can you imagine Ronald Reagan letting hecklers drive him off the stage?".....  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"The great mass of human calamities, in all ages, has been the result of bad government, or ill adjusted government;  of a capricious exercise of power, a fluctuating public policy, a degrading tyranny, or a desolating ambition.   The fundamental objects of all fee governments, are the protection and preservation of personal rights, the private property, and the public liberties of the whole people.  Without accomplishing these ends, the government may, indeed, be called free, but it is a mere mockery, and vain, fantastic shadow.  Life, liberty, and property stand upon equal grounds in the just estimate of freemen;  and one becomes almost worthless without the security of the others.  How, then, are these rights to be established and preserved?   The answer is, by constitutions of government, wisely framed and vigilantly enforced;  by laws and institutions, deliberately examined and steadfastly administered.".......SUPREME COURT  JUSTICE  JOSEPH STORY - 1834
 
 "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
VARMINT  LIST:
 
Barack Hussein Obama,    Michelle Obama,   George Soros,    Joe Biden,   Louis Farrakhan,   Debbie Wasserman Schultz  DNC  Chairperson,   Leon Panetta,       Supreme Court Justices - Ruth Bader Ginsberg,  Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts,      Eric Holder,   John McCain R-AZ,   Valerie Jarrett,   Nancy Pelosi,  Harry Reid,  Diane Feinstein,   Barbara Boxer,   Lanny Davis,   Hillary Clinton,   Bill Clinton,   Chuck Schumer,       David Axelrod,  Rahm Emanuel,   Ezekiel Emanuel,   Kathleen Sebelius,   Bill Richardson,   Jay Carney,    Susan Rice,    Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN,    Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano,      COLIN  POWELL  ( R) ,   Michael Moore,      John Kerry,   Lindsey Graham,   Former President Jimmy Carter.   Al Gore,      Chuck Hagel,    Dick Durbin,   Chuck Schumer,   Andrew Cuomo     Chris Christie R-NJ ,   Michael Bloomberg,   Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX,     Susan Collins R-ME,   Patrick Leahy,     Jeff Flake R-AZ,    Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX,   John Boehner R-OH,    John Cornyn R-TX,   Mitch McConnell R-KY,  Mike Huckabee R-AR,   Lisa Murkowski R-AK,      Robert Menendez NJ,   Al Franken MN,   Claire McCaskill (D-MO),   Patty Murray WA,   Henry Waxman CA,   Linda Sanchez CA,   Maxine Waters CA,       State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX,   Elijah Cummings D-MD,   NY Mayor Bill de Blasio,   Lois Lerner,   Michael Morrell,   Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman),  Karl Rove,    Rep. Ann  Kuster D-NH,   Jen Psaki (State Department),   Josh Earnest,   Marie Harf(State Department),   Jerrold Nadler (D-NY),   Rep.  Jared Polis (D-CO),    Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO),   Orin Hatch (R-UT),   John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER),   Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary),   Elizabeth Warren (D-MA),   Deval Patrick (D-MA),   Charlie Crist (D-FL),   Jerry Brown (D-CA),    John Lewis (D-GA),   Michelle Nunn (D-GA),   Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.),   Mary Landrieu (D-LA),   Julia Pierson,   Jonathan Holmes Gruber,   Rep. Al Green (D-TX),   Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX),  HOWARD  DEAN,   Timothy Kaine* (D-VA),    Charles E. Samuels Jr.,   Amy Klobuchar (D-MN),   Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D),    San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI
 
 
MSNBC,    ACLU,   Congressional Black Caucus,   NAACP,   Jesse Jackson,  AL  SHARPTON,    UNITED   NATIONS,     Jane Fonda,   LA RAZA,   MOVEON.ORG,      PETA,   CAIR,     BOB  COSTAS (NBC),   ESPN,     The NFL,   CNN,  The Environmental Protection Agency,    Al  Jazeera America,      Republican National Committee (RNC),     NBC,   CBS,   CNBC,  ABC,  BUREAU OF  LAND  MANAGEMENT, Department of Education,  Department of Energy,  Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline),   NBA,  NHL,  NOW (National Organization Of Women),   Patricia Ireland,    Jesse Ventura,  Geraldo Rivera FOX News,   Juan Williams FOX News,    The Washington Redskins Football Team,    James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game).  CDC (Center for Disease Control),  Bill O'Reilly FOX News,  Shepard Smith FOX News,  Alan Colmes  FOX News,   MICHAEL  MOORE,   Bryant Gumbel,  BLACK  LIVES  MATTER
 
*By Request    
 
MORE STUFF:
 
There is a small section of one page in the (Sub) Standard Times which keeps us informed on the absolute latest on entertainment trends and the Hollywood crowd.  AND, this morning.... just like many other mornings.... they mentioned a host of entertainers, NONE OF WHOM I had ever run across.  This is called the "People Plus" section and today they gave us the absolute latest  happenings in the lives of:
 
BuzzFeed - a video producer
Regina Hall - actress
Jason Derulo - pop singer
Wayne Brady - actor
 
I did not recognize any of their names nor any of their photos.
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I heard earlier today that the head person for the "Black Lives Matter" activists is a...... dare I say it?   A white man.
OK.  Let's see now.... the head of the NAACP in one of the West Coast cities is a ....... dare I say it?    A white female.

Most of the video I have seen of the activists in the Black Lives Matter movement all have their hands raised and holding signs saying "Hands Up Don't Shoot" and of course many of them are screaming this phony phrase.  Apparently they have not been made aware that the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" stuff was a load o' crap.  Of course if they subscribe to the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson measure of truth... it really doesn't matter.
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I listened to one speech that Hillary made in which she said that changing the hearts and minds of people don't count for anything..... that GOVERNMENT involvement is the only thing that really brings change.   This should be a subtle hint that in the mind of Hillary Clinton, MORE  GOVERNMENT is the answer to all our problems.  Let's see now, isn't MORE  GOVERNMENT the answer to all our problems according to Barack Hussein Obama?  For that matter MORE  GOVERNMENT seems to be the formula prescribed by ALL DEMOCRATS/PROGRESSIVES/SOCIALISTS as well as  the ESTABLISHMENT  REPUBLICANS.   I am pretty sure that I will burst into flames the very next time I have to watch Karl Rove hold up his little chalk board to show all of the stupid people just exactly what he is talking about.  As a matter of fact,  show me the difference in Karl Rove and a whole host of the Democrat Strategists to whose opinions we are subjected  every day.
 
GOOD GUYS:
 
TED CRUZ;  TREY  GOWDY;   ALLEN  WEST;   JON  BOLTON;   COL.  RALPH  PETERS;  GEN.  JACK  KEANE;   SCOTT  WALKER,  DAVID  CLARKE,  TOM COTTON;  MIKE  LEE
 
SEE  Y'ALL  NEXT WEEK

JEM