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WEDNESDAY - December 21, 2016
First of all I want to wish everyone who receives my weekly letter a very MERRY  CHRISTMAS and my sincere wish that 2017  is a great  year  for  everyone  and also a sincere hope  that our great nation will finally turn the corner and begin heading in the right direction again under an administration with President Donald J. Trump as our Chief Executive.
Our oldest Grandson and his beautiful Wife and 3 children (1 boy, 2 girls) came and spent several days with us.  It was a great early Christmas present.  They live on a ranch outside of Powderhorn, Colorado in some of the most beautiful... and COLDEST  country in the United States.  Our Grandson is 35 years old and we are very proud of the kind of man he has grown into.  He is a great husband and father and a really hard working young man.

We were especially happy as we had not seen our 6 month old Great Granddaughter and she was not only cute as could be but also a really happy baby with a constant smile on her face.  Lots of curly brown hair.  Her name is Eve.  And of course the afternoon they arrived, a cold front hit San Angelo and our temperature plummeted to 17 degrees that evening.  It stayed pretty cold for the three days they were here.... BUT.... not to cold for a 7 year old boy and his 5 year old sister to insist on playing outside in a local park when the daytime temperature was 28 degrees and the wind was blowing like crazy..... Their Great Grandfather sat in his pickup with the heater going and listened to the game between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars.  They stayed out in that park way longer than I would have and then wanted ice cream which of course they got from a Great Grandfather who likes to please.
SO, in the past month, we have been visited by our Daughter, 2 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter, 2 Great Grandsons, and 3 Great Granddaughters.  We missed seeing 1 Grandson and his Wife but this is one of his busy seasons in Colorado but we get to talk with him on a regular basis as he is really good about calling to check on us.  God has blessed me with a wonderful family...... I don't know what I ever did to deserve them.

I also believe that since the American public as basically sat on their dead backsides for way too many years and allowed liberal professional  politicians and  far left leaning members of academia to  lead or direct  our  federal government and our public education system to jump off into a black hole with absolutely no positive  end  in sight.
I also believe that in the new year of 2017,  we give our new President the support and the time necessary to appoint good qualified people to head the various agencies in the federal government and to  appoint  some really originalist Supreme Court Justices.  We cannot afford any future Ruth Bader Ginsburgs or  Elena Kagans  or  Sonia Sotomayors or Stephen Bryers  or  wafflers like Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.  We  DO  NOT  and CANNOT  AFFORD to have  Supreme Court Justices who believe that we should consult the legal systems of other countries prior to making a decision on the Constitutionality of  legislation which will affect  the American people.
AND, probably most important is for the people in each individual state to hold their elected officials at the local,  state, and federal levels to the promises they made when they were asking if not begging us  for our votes.  I have watched the professional  political vermin in our country play the system too long and lie to their voters way too much to not call them out when they go back on their word.
AND, probably most important, I believe that the American people should completely ignore the mainstream media liars and burn their backsides at every turn when we catch them either LYING OR CREATING  THE  NEWS.
It is also time for the states and cities to take back control of their public education systems.  As you know, this is an area which has had my backside red as a baboons butt for many years.
It also seems to me that  people depending upon the entertainment industries has pretty much run its course.  It is also about time that the so called entertainment industries returned to  releasing  movies,  television programs,  books,  and  music  that is actually entertaining rather than depending upon volume,  irritating lyrics, totally  ignorant plots, and  even  more ignorant  subject  matter in producing and releasing the various forms of public listening and viewing.   Almost every week I go on the Internet and pull up old videos of  Laurel and Hardy;  Tim Conway;  Foster Brooks;   Dean Martin;  Frank Sinatra;  Johnny Carson;  Jonathan Winters;  Don Rickles;  and many other entertainers and watch many hours of their work.  I love the old movies from the  1930s on up through The Shootist.
I have been a sports fan since I was a little kid but have now turned completely  sour  on pretty much all of professional  sports

AND,  I believe that all American citizens who live within the laws of our cities, counties,  states,  and nation should all receive  fair and equal treatment.  AND I also believe it is about time for diversity to take a back seat to right and wrong;   to  qualified and unqualified;  to legal and illegal.
AND  FINALLY,  I read in yesterday's (Sub) Standard Times that the Electoral College had finally put to rest the false hopes of the Liberals/RINOs/Democrats/Progressives/Socialists  that  President Elect Donald J. Trump would not receive enough electoral votes to be inaugurated in January by putting him at the number needed to finalize the 2016 Presidential election........  BUT, then I got to wondering if perhaps THE  RUSSIANS didn't put some undue pressure on some of the electors?   IF  THEY  DID..... THEN  THANK  YOU RUSSIA.
Tony Aguilar,    Mary Vigil,      Joe & Ruth Lucero,   Ted Salgado,  Raoul McPeters,  Bill Morrill,  Marshall Newman   -NM  -  Ella Dunlop,    Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,     Bobby Peiser,  Bob Wallman,  Maria Tupaz,  Bernice Murphy,    Judy Langham,     Liz Deguren,  Roger Tucker,       Zak Krejci,   Debra Blake,   Mary Denson,   Randy  Jones,      Don Weaver,    Jerry Carpenter,      Sherry Welch,   Shirley Boatright,   Dick Burnett,  Freddy Dietz,   Bobby Black,  Kaylee King (2)    - TX -  Sr. Delphine Grigas (100 years old) - IL -   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,   Alan Miller,    Debbie McKeown, Violet  Fermin,  Carlos Fernandez,   Kate Nolan  - FL -    L.T. Drennan - OK -     Lynn Jones - NE -    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,   Suzie Dove,   Weston Lord,  DeWayne & Donald  Schendel,  Ken Welty   -  CA -      Keith Chambers,   Nancy Chambers,   LANA Athey,   Vicki Watson - CO -      Hal Whitmore - DE -   Herb Johnston - NY -     Lonnie Shoultz - AL   -   Perry Evans  - AR -   Jim Pinney,   Carol Pinney,    James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old)  - OH -  Joyce Marie Severino - GA  -     Jason Smith -MS,    Josip & Lela  Slivar - ZAGREB, CROATIA -  Sister Clarice Carroll (83) - HAITI  -     RET. COL.  Pete Mekkelson -WVA -   CDR USN (Ret) Bob Palmer - WI    Tyler Seddon  - RI   
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,  CAPT. 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,  CAPT.  Robert McLay,  Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown,     CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret),   E5 Matthew J. Blaker (and crew of the USS ANZIO),    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 -    Gary and Cindy Hogman,   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families. 
"Nothing so epitomizes the politically correct gullibility of our times as the magic word  DIVERSITY.  The wonders of diversity are proclaimed from the media, extolled in the academy and confirmed in the august chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.   But have you ever seen one speck of hard evidence to support the  lofty  claims?"...........  THOMAS  SOWELL
"Although diversity has become one of the leading buzzwords of our time, it has a history that goes back several generations.  In the early twentieth century, the principle of geographic diversity was used to conceal bias against Jews in the admission of students to Harvard and other leading academic institutions."...... THOMAS  SOWELL
  "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
Barack Hussein Obama,    Michelle Obama,   George Soros,    Joe Biden,   Louis Farrakhan,   Debbie Wasserman Schultz  FORMER 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,      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),       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),    FORMER San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI,   John Kirby (State Department Spokesman),   Barbara Mikulski (D-MD),   Secretary of Defense Ash Carter,    Dallas County Sheriff  Lupe Valdez,    JOHN  HICKENLOOPER (D-GOV-CO),   Terry McAuliffe (D-VA),    Attorney General LORETTA  LYNCH,  Veteran's Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald,  House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI),   James Comey,   Ted Cruz (R-TX),  Hank Johnson (D-GA),    Huma Mahmood Abedin,   David Schweikert  (R-AZ),   Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH),   Donna  Brazile  DNC CHAIRPERSON,  John Podesta CLINTON  CAMPAIGN MANAGER,    Huma Abedin,   Anthony Weiner
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,   Planned  Parenthood,    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),    Shepard Smith FOX News,  Alan Colmes  FOX News,   MICHAEL  MOORE,   Bryant Gumbel,  BLACK  LIVES  MATTER,   THE SIERRA  CLUB,   Megyn Kelly FOX News,   Quentin Tarantino,   The University of Missouri,      Kirsten Powers FOX News,    Matt Damon (supports seizure of firearms),   Colin Kaepernick - QB San Francisco 49ers,  SAN FRANCISCO  49ers for supporting Kaepernick 
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On Monday night, my wife and I took our Grandson and his family for a tour of the River Lights here in San Angelo.  Of course they all enjoyed it and our Grandson's Wife took some video with her phone/camera/ and God only knows what else it can do.  When we were nearing the end of the light show there was a large display of a gingerbread house with a little gingerbread man sliding down a slide to the ground, all done with lights of course.  Our 5 year old Great Granddaughter pointed out that it was "The Gingerbread Man" and I thought back on the old story of the "Gingerbread Man" and I started to tell her the little poem in the story and to my surprise, she actually knew the poem"  "You can run,  you can run, just as fast as you can.... But you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man."   I was shocked that she knew the story and the poem as I had first heard it before I entered the First Grade at Edgar Allen Poe Elementary in Houston in 1943.
Then on Tuesday at 11:00 AM on Fox Sports Southwest, I once again watched the replay of the Class 2A  Division II Texas State Championship game between the  15-0 Iraan Braves and my wife's old high school the 15-0 Bremond Tigers.  And after watching this game into the 4th quarter I came to the conclusion that "The Gingerbread Man"  lives in Bremond, Texas and is the quarterback for their THREE  IN  A  ROW  STATE  CHAMPIONS.   The "Gingerbread Man"  goes by the name of  Roshauud Paul and if you ever saw him run with a football, you would know what I mean.   The team from Iraan was equally matched with the Bremond team and Iraan had a really top notch quarterback named Clayton Kent BUT the real difference in the two teams was young Mr. Roshauud Paul.   He is 6' and weighs 170 and is committed to Texas A & M University.  I am pretty sure he can grow and carry some additional size without loosing any speed.

Roshauud Paul, in the State Championship Game threw 1 touchdown pass and ran for 5 more touchdowns which means he had a direct hand in 6 of Bremond's 7 touchdowns.  On his final touchdown run of 51 yards he ran through several tackles and then turned on the speed and one of the TV cameras was focused on the head coach of Iraan and that coach just smiled and shook his head.   There just was nothing  anyone could do.
According to the announcers,  Roshauud Paul broke the state record for starting quarterbacks at any level with 47 straight wins and 0 losses.  And, prior to Bremond winning the State Championship for their class in 2014,  2015, and 2016, in 2013 their only loss was in their quarterfinal game to the Tenaha Tigers who were  the eventual state champions.

AND what is even more impressive is that young Mr. Paul  is a very intelligent and polite talking young man.  I believe he will be a credit to Texas A & M University and their athletic program..... After all,  how many colleges or universities can boast that they have recruited "The Gingerbread Man?"
LEGACY -- n.  money or property bequeathed in a will;   something resulting from and left behind by an action,  event,  or  person.    For some reason, which fail to understand,  all of a sudden  the LEGACY of a President seems to be all that  the outgoing President has any concern with.  I am so damn sick of hearing about Barack Obama's LEGACY that I feel like I could burst into flames.... sort of like Michael Jackson in his Pepsi commercial.  I don't know what the mainstream media or Barack Hussein Obama or the DNC or the liberals in this country will say BUT I view the LEGACY of Barack Obama a bit different from those vermin.   Here are some things I believe that Barack Hussein Obama has left behind... his LEGACY as it were:
1)  The worst economy that I can remember
2)   An administration that is populated with the most incompetent liars EVER
3)  A health care system that is the worst in my lifetime
5)  The largest group of people who are dependant on government handouts in our history
6)   A Military that is undermanned and under equipped
7)   A nation that is torn apart due to Obama making RACIAL  ISSUES  the basis for his administration
8)   A federal government with its hands in every aspect of our lives
10)  A public education system that is in shambles
11) Government spending at a level that cannot continue
12) American companies leaving to locate in foreign countries
13)  A completely broken immigration system
14) The danger of terrorism coming to our country due to Obama's "Refugee Policies"

I am sure that you all can think of many others as could I if I wanted to spend the time thinking about the worst President in my lifetime but frankly I am ready for his ass to hit the road and let somebody ..... no make that anybody with a bit of loyalty to our country have a crack at it.
** You may have noticed that all politicians have been removed from the Good Guy List.  Sheriff David Clarke is the only exception.