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I’M BACK, AFTER SOME MIND REPAIR!

It was amazing to see so many comments on the Facebook entry of my last article, “Closed for Repairs”. I really appreciate the few friends that seemed to be concerned if was quitting my writing. I just visited my WordPress site after a week of respite and was shocked that the “Closed for Repairs” posting was the number one article viewed by the world. An article that did not have a single word intriguing connotations. The fact that everyone who was interested in reading nothing was an American. How would you perceive this phenomenon? 

During the same period not one person viewed my article on the healthcare debacle. That is sad news that more Americans are interested in nothing than the health care issues. This coupled with the obvious fact that the Senate also does not care proves that idiocracy is out of control.  When some hate filled Republicans led by John McCain, two “Dizzy” females and some other Senators who exhibit mental problems voted with 100% with the Democrats to kill the healthcare work was saddening. Supporting the Democrats because they despise the President shows it is time to drain the “Senate Swamp”. The hate filled vote made it clear that the Senate and has no concern for the people suffering from Obummercare. Folks next year we can rid Congress of several Senators who voted to keep Obamacare.  

I deeply enjoyed my respite from watching the daily news. After a few days with reruns of Mash, Lucy & Desi, Maude and other oldies and it was mind refreshing. It is a crying shame that the illegals, African Americans, Millennials or Generation Y misfits have zero knowledge of a time when Americans actually liked each other.

As it has rained for the last two days and golf was not possible I watched the news again this morning. It is obvious the media like Congress have forgotten the healthcare issues. It was a small surprise to learn that Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell, took time away from his 24 day vacation to express that the President expects too much activity from the Senate. Folks this is the most obvious admission of how the “Swamp” hates Trump and the Senate is overworked. It would be refreshing to know how many people who read this article agree that Congress is “Overworked”?

Other news revealed that Mueller’s “Witch Hunt” has expanded to dig into some individual’s history hoping to discover if they ever “Jaywalked” or sipped Russian Vodka?

It was refreshing to note that Trump’s warning to North Korea was disturbing to Senator Feinstein as provoking the enemy. I expect that her staff was tired of the August vacation and woke her up to get some face time on TV. After all, the people may forget her while she is vacationing. I served in the US Navy during the Korean War nearly 70 years ago. News clips this morning showed Presidential warnings to North Korea from John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Bush to stop their nuclear ambitions. No one slowed them down. They made great advancements while Obama courted the Muslim world and dismantled our military and nuclear capability. Now they threaten an atomic attack and who cares? The United States should have wiped them out when I was in the military. Congress is now having a 24 day vacation. America would be better off if all 100 Senators would just resign.

The most repeated news today is 1,000,000 news clips of North Korean leaders prancing and pictures of missile launches. I can never expect to see programs on TV that show harmony like I enjoyed as a boy and younger man. So I just decided to watch reruns of “Blue Bloods” and admire Tom Selleck, my TV and movie hero. I could not find any John Wayne movies and admire my oldest hero. He has already reached the age I will be on the 31st, 87 and hoping. I am praying that it will not rain in the morning so I can leave my Lazy Boy and fire up my golf cart.

I doubt many will read this but it allowed me to escape watching the news for an hour. I think I will go grocery shopping and let Norma watck NCIS reruns.    

C Brewer  

UNUSUAL FACTS!

The Coyote Principle!

My thanks to Ron Jenkins for sharing this scenario of what would actually happen under conditions described. Everyone needs a break from watching the main stream media distort the truth in every news report. The Dis-United States can be united again if we replaced all 535 Congresspersons, 889 Federal Judges and eliminated several Federal agencies, privatized all Governmental operations that have been unionized and made Lobbying a crime. Enjoy the following story. C Brewer   

The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the Governor.

The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural.

He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.

The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.

The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals.

The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “coyote awareness program” for residents of the area.

The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.

The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack. The state spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training re the nature of coyotes.

PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit against the state.

Meanwhile in TEXAS.          

The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail.

A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.

The Governor shoots the coyote with his state-issued pistol and keeps jogging.

The Governor has spent $.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.

The buzzards eat the dead coyote and the governor’s dog.

And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not. 

“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading”      ANON

JUDGES AND BUREAUCRATS GONE MAD!

This is the first time I have never published two articles the same day but the idiotic action of two more Federal Judges to act as they were elected President  is too much. Our Nation is doomed when these two ill informed political quacks can ignore our written laws to enact political decisions that could cause danger to the people. These are the most dangerous decisions made openly by uninformed power hungry individuals in my lifetime. I may be the only American alive that is upset but I will speak my piece before these over paid tyrants rule that “Free Speech” is against their laws.

Congress authorizes a set number of Federal judge positions, or judgeship’s, for each court level. Since 1869, Congress has authorized 9 positions for the Supreme Court. As of 2007, it had authorized 179 court of appeals judgeship’s and 678 district court judgeship’s.

Folks we are now witnessing a takeover of the United States Government by a band of 886 supposedly impartial appointees approved to serve as Judges in a Court of Law. We are only allowed to have one President, one Vice President and 565 individuals who have been elected as Congresspersons.

In the past month we have witnessed a takeover of our Government by a group of unelected Progressive Judges who have no intelligence knowledge related to decisions they are making that have and could cause terror attacks by our enemies.

They are making safety decisions on request from Progressive Groups that usurp the Constitutional authority granted to the President based on intelligence that these Judges have no clearance to even know the dangers. This is like playing Russian Roulette with the Judge who is pointing the loaded gun at your and my head and with no danger of hitting him or herself. If they would play this game with the American Communists Lawyers Union (ACLU) who would even care.

We have a Supreme Court of the land that sits on its “Robed Asses” as does nothing to stop this idiotic waste of time, money and possible loss of innocent American lives. Worse we have a Congress that could act immediately to stop this desire for a Judge to get face time in the Media that promotes this nonsense.

Congress would take so long today to declare war with an enemy that they would still be arguing, they like to use the word debating, or would probably be on the golf course or the local bars when the enemy raised their flag over the US Capitol building.

We the people elected a new President to stop this nonsense. Those noted above along with the thousands of Government employees who are breaking laws to stop the President have met their match. These spoiled, whining, overpaid, under-worked assholes better cinch up their big girl panties, go to work and shut up. In reality most of them do not have the intelligence to see the bulldozer coming so “Saddle Up Buttercup” and get your resume current. As the majority of them are lawyers I doubt if there are as many ambulances to chase as there are Lawyers?

Watching our own people hate each other is worse than rabies. What is happening today is we are our own enemy and is the worst event to happen in my 86+ years. Wake up Americans unless you really hope our Republic will self-destruct. I would like all 886 Federal Judges to run for President and all of them win. This would cancel their lifetime appointments and maybe save the Republic. If we could do the same thing and get rid of all 585 Congresspersons at one time it we could pay off the national debt. Let the States manage themselves and half of them will go belly up. Even Mexico would not want California again.     

They will try to kill Trump but they better have a solid plan. The new Sheriff is able, capable and aimed in the right direction. A message to all of you who are trying to sink the Trump boat. If you get squashed in the process, the term most used to describe your mindset is “STUPID”. It might take anyone else a lifetime to stop the hate in America. Watch Trump do it in less than four years and change the laws and procedures that permit Government Employees to drop anchor instead of row the boat.

Go Navy!

C Brewer

GUN CONTROL – FOR DEMOCRATS?

My good friend Allan Moore shared this collection of factual events in history that prove the provided solution is necessary. Posting this right before the 2016 Demoncratic Convention seemed timely as they are screaming gun elimination. They must keep a log of Demoncrats killed by Demoncrats and just in the Chicago area alone figures scare the crap out of Hillary and her band of thieves.

Enjoy this collection of events that seem to indicate and actually prove that Demoncrats have a problem. The real thing that bothers the Clintons is that most of the deaths in Chicago and other big cities are actually Demoncrats that vote. The number is so big they can’t keep up with deaths fast enough to make sure they will still vote in November. They are also short on people as the paid Demoncratic agitators are still in Cleveland jails and they need more people to work the graveyards registering voters nationwide.

FACTS

In 1865, a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.

In 1881, a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States – who later died from the wound.

In 1963, a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

In 1975, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.

In 1983, a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.

In 1984, James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.

In 1986, Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

In 1990, James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.

In 1991, George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Lubys cafeteria in Killeen, TX.

In 1995, James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.

In 1999, Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

In 2001, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.

In 2003, Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.

In 2007, a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.

In 2010, a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.

In 2011, a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

In 2012, Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.

In 2013, a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown, CT.

As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.

In 2016, the Orlando night club shooter was a registered democrat.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.

Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.

SOLUTION:

It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.

We don’t need gun control, we need Democrat control. Guns don’t kill people, Democrats do!                       ANON

JOB CREATION IDEAS

I received this from a friend and it seems like a great idea. I decided to post it as a public service. As our government has no idea how to help create industry jobs this may accidently be read by the CIA or NSA and a secret agent who can turn in a suggestion and be rewarded for these job creating ideas.

The government would then set up a new agency and hire 100,000 new people to read blogs for ideas on how to create jobs. Then they will tax the blogs to pay for the 100,000 new jobs they created and I would be paying to share my ideas free. What a cycle I have imagined. Anyone agree? I am leaving tomorrow for a week at the beach with 32 of my family and friends. I need to recharge my batteries and prepare for the political conventions. By then Mitt Romney will have 100 more people running for President to make sure Trump is beaten by Hillary. She must have promised him a seat on the Supreme Court to serve with Bill Clinton, Eric Holder, Bill Ayres and Al Sharpton. C Brewer

DIALING 1-800 FOR HELP

The gas company serving my area brought their call center back to Phoenix from India last year after numerous customer complaints. What a difference now when you call them…and it created 300 jobs. I know this works because they were so bad that when India answered I wouldn’t even deal with them. I’d simply ask to be transferred to a rep. in the U.S. and they would comply.

Now that I know it is the LAW – I will do it for sure.

Any time you call an 800 number (for a credit card, banking, Verizon, health and other insurance, computer help desk, etc.) and you find that you’re talking to a foreign customer service representative (perhaps in India, Philippines, etc.), please consider doing the following.

After you connect and you realize that the customer service representative is not from the USA (you can always ask if you are not sure about the accent), please, very politely, say, “I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the United States”.

The individual might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say, “Thank you, but I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the USA.”

YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED TO A REP IN THE USA. That’s the rule and the LAW.

It takes less than one minute to have your call re-directed to the USA.

Tonight when I got redirected to a USA rep, I asked again to make sure – and yes, she was from Fort Lauderdale.

Imagine what would happen if every US citizen insisted on talking to only US phone reps from this day forward? Imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of US jobs that would need to be created.

If I tell 100 people to consider doing this and you tell 100 people to consider doing this – see what I mean… it becomes an exercise in Viral Marketing 101!

Remember:

The goal here is to restore jobs back here at home – not to be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep. You may even get correct answers, good advice, and solutions to your problems.

If you agree, please tell 100 people you know, and ask them to tell 10o people they know….etc…Most of the time you can’t understand the foreign rep anyway!!

“The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.

ANON

Unfortunately this will be federalized and another government agency will be created. They will provide “Customer Service” for that gas company at ten times the costs charged using people in India and Pakistan. Our government will then hire another 100,000 people from Syria and Iraq that we can’t understand, but they vote for Demoncrats.

Anyone agree I need a week with my grandkids? CB

A.A.A.D.D.- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS!

Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder. Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I’d been drinking .

I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye–they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I’ll be looking for the remote, but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,

But first I’ll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table, then, I head down the hall trying to
Remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day, the car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid, there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter, the flowers don’t have enough water, there is still only 1 check in my check book, I can’t find the remote, I can’t find my glasses, and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I’m really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail..

Do me a favor. share this message to everyone you know,because I don’t remember who I’ve sent it to.

Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming! I don’t remember who sent it to me, so if it was you, let me know and I will give you credit.

Thanks to my friend Dr. Forrest for providing a name for this aging process. You would think someone would make a pill to help but the pill makers are too young to understand.  C Brewer 

Governmentium

Read the entire article before you see if you agree with the conclusions 
– An exciting discovery!!!
 
Oxford University researchers have discovered the heaviest element yet known
to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25
assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons,
giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are
surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks.
 
Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be
detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into
contact.
 
A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take
less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.
 
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 to 6 years. It does not decay, but
instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant
neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. This process is known as an
election
 
In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each
reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that
Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a critical morass. When
catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (symbol=Ad), an
element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has
half as many pillocks but twice as many morons.

My special thanks to my great friend Baxter Henderson who lives in Melbourne Australia for sharing this assessment that appears to an analysis of the United States government in action? You can decide.  I hope this made you smile and see how screwed up our entire government has become. C Brewer

A LIFE STORY!

My great friend and golfing buddy sent this to me and I suppose as he is 80 and I am 85 it may have had a bigger impact as my father was also born in 1902 and also a newspaper man but he was different as he drove too long and I had to confiscate his car keys when he was just 77 for everyone’s safety. This brought back some great memories of growing up in this same era. I hope at least, but doubt that even my family will read this and someday tell my grandkids about my unusual life. So much is lost because we don’t take time to record family history except with pictures. The stories are the value of comparing eras and whether your life was better than your ancestors.

Humor used to be a way of life until the government started regulating our lives and reducing our freedoms. The current move to a Socialists Democracy will likely happen and future Americans will not even believe what freedom was/ Watching this transition including Progressive-Liberals in my own family have been the saddest memory of my life. Thanks ED Johnson for making my day. I hope it makes others remember how lucky we were to have lived during the best days in the history of America.  C Brewer

This nice piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small and president of NBC News. In 1997 he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. It is well worth reading. A few good chuckles are guaranteed.

My father never drove a car. Well, that’s not quite right. I should say I never saw him drive a car. He quit driving in 1927, when he was 25 years old, and the last car he drove was a 1926 Whippet.

“In those days,” he told me when he was in his 90s, “to drive a car you had to do things with your hands, and do things with your feet, and look every which way, and I decided you could walk through life and enjoy it or drive through life and miss it.” At which point my mother, a sometimes salty Irishwoman, chimed in:”Oh, baloney, he hit a horse!!” “Well,” my father said, “there was that, too.”

So my brother and I grew up in a household without a car. The neighbors all had cars — the Kollingses next door had a green 1941 Dodge, the VanLaninghams across the street a gray 1936 Plymouth, the Hopsons two doors down a black 1941 Ford — but we had none.

My father, a newspaperman in Des Moines, would take the streetcar to work and, often as not, walk the 3 miles home. If he took the streetcar home, my mother and brother and I would walk the three blocks to the streetcar stop, meet him and walk home together.

My brother, David, was born in 1935, and I was born in 1938, and sometimes, at dinner, we’d ask how come all the neighbors had cars but we had none. “No one in the family drives,” my mother would explain, and that was that.
It was as if he wasn’t sure which one of us would turn 16 first. But, sure enough, my brother turned 16 before I did, so in 1951 my parents bought a used 1950 Chevrolet from a friend who ran the parts department at a ChevBut, sometimes, my father would say, “But as soon as one of you boys turns 16, we’ll get one.”y dealership downtown. It was a four-door, white model, stick shift, fender skirts, loaded with everything, and, since my parents didn’t drive, it more or less became my brother’s car. Having a car but not being able to drive didn’t bother my father, but it didn’t make sense to my mother.

So in 1952, when she was 43 years old, she asked a friend to teach her to drive. She learned in a nearby cemetery, the place where I learned to drive the following year and where, a generation later, I took my two sons to practice driving. The cemetery probably was my father’s idea. “Who can your mother hurt in the cemetery?” I remember him saying more than once.

For the next 45 years or so, until she was 90, my mother was the driver in the family. Neither she nor my father had any sense of direction, but he loaded up on maps — though they seldom left the city limits — and appointed himself navigator. It seemed to work. Still, they both continued to walk a lot. My mother was a devout Catholic, and my father an equally devout agnostic, an arrangement that didn’t seem to bother either of them through their 75 years 
of marriage. (Yes, 75 years, and they were deeply in love the entire time.)

He retired when he was 70, and nearly every morning for the next 20 years or so, he would walk with her the mile to St. Augustine’s Church. She would walk down and sit in the front pew, and he would wait in the back until he saw which of the parish’s two priests was on duty that morning. If it was the pastor, my father then would go out and take a 2-mile walk, meeting my mother at the end of the service and walking her home.

If it was the assistant pastor, he’d take just a 1-mile walk and then head back to the church. He called the priests “Father Fast” and “Father Slow.”

After he retired, my father almost always accompanied my mother whenever she drove anywhere, even if he had no reason to go along. If she were going to the beauty parlor, he’d sit in the car and read, or go take a stroll or, if it was summer, have her keep the engine running so he could listen to the Cubs game on the radio. 

In the evening, then, when I’d stop by, he’d explain: “The Cubs lost again. The millionaire on second base made a bad throw to the millionaire on first base, so the multimillionaire on third base scored.”

If she were going to the grocery store, he would go along to carry the bags out — and to make sure she loaded up on ice cream. As I said, he was always the navigator, and once, when he was 95 and she was 88 and still driving, he said to me, “Do you want to know the secret of a long life?”

“I guess so,” I said, knowing it probably would be something bizarre.

“No left turns,” he said.

“What?” I asked.

“No left turns,” he repeated. “Several years ago, your mother and I read an article that said most accidents that old people are in happen when they turn left in front of oncoming traffic.

As you get older, your eyesight worsens, and you can lose your depth perception, it said. So your mother and I decided never again to make a left turn.”

“What?” I said again.

“No left turns,” he said. “Think about it.. Three rights are the same as a left, and that’s a lot safer. So we always make three rights..”


“You’re kidding!” I said, and I turned to my mother for support.

“No,” she said, “your father is right. We make three rights. It works.” But then she added: “Except when your father loses count.”

I was driving at the time, and I almost drove off the road as I started laughing.

“Loses count?” I asked.

“Yes,” my father admitted, “that sometimes happens. But it’s not a problem. You just make seven rights, and you’re okay again.”

I couldn’t resist. “Do you ever go for 11?” I asked.

“No,” he said ” If we miss it at seven, we just come home and call it a bad day. Besides, nothing in life is so important it can’t be put off another day or another week.”
My mother was never in an accident, but one evening she handed me her car keys and said she had decided to quit driving. That was in 1999, when she was 90.

She lived four more years, until 2003. My father died the next year, at 102. They both died in the bungalow they had moved into in 1937 and bought a few years later for $3,000. 

(Sixty years later, my brother and I paid $8,000 to have a shower put in the tiny bathroom — the house had never had one. My father would have died then and there if he knew the shower cost nearly three times what he paid for the house.)

He continued to walk daily — he had me get him a treadmill when he was 101 because he was afraid he’d fall on the icy sidewalks but wanted to keep exercising — and he was of sound mind and sound body until the moment he died.

One September afternoon in 2004, he and my son went with me when I had to give a talk in a neighboring town, and it was clear to all three of us that he was wearing out, though we had the usual wide-ranging conversation about politics and newspapers and things in the news.

A few weeks earlier, he had told my son, “You know, Mike, the first hundred years are a lot easier than the second hundred.” At one point in our drive that Saturday, he said, “You know, I’m probably not going to live much longer.” “You’re probably right,” I said.

“Why would you say that?” He countered, somewhat irritated. “Because you’re 102 years old,” I said. “Yes,” he said, “you’re right.” He stayed in bed all the next day.

That night, I suggested to my son and daughter that we sit up with him through the night. He appreciated it, he said, though at one point, apparently seeing us look gloomy, he said: “I would like to make an announcement. No one in this room is dead yet” An hour or so later, he spoke his last words:

“I want you to know,” he said, clearly and lucidly, “that I am in no pain. I am very comfortable. And I have had as happy a life as anyone on this earth could ever have.” A short time later, he died.

I miss him a lot, and I think about him a lot. I’ve wondered now and then how it was that my family and I were so lucky that he lived so long. I can’t figure out if it was because he walked through life, or because he quit taking left turns.” Life is too short to wake up with regrets. 

So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one’s who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it & if it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”

 

ENJOY LIFE NOW – IT HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE!

 

I can’t express my delight in reading this article as it made me remember some of the most unusual events of my life that I doubt my great grand children will ever know or really care. I am lucky to have lived longer than any male in both sides of my family buy I’ll never make 102 for sure. Please share this with as many Americans as possible. CB

SOME THINGS NEVER SEEM TO CHANGE?

I have decided to stay away from politics for a while or at least until the Republicans decide to stop destroying each other and nominate someone who might beat Hillary. I am making an assumption that even if the FBI charges her with “Treason” Obama will pardon her before any trial so she can continue his path to destroy our Republic form of government. I doubt that ten percent of Americans alive today even know why this country was created as a Republic instead of a Democracy alone.

America would have perished a long time ago if elitist or radical elements like the Muslim takeover of the world had happened a couple of hundred years ago. Being a student of American history all of my 85 years, what is happening today with the Liberal-Progressive movement, scares the daylights out of this old man.

I am spending a lot of time watching and reading snippets of very selective TV Commentators and other national news sources. I have never seen as much hatred, self destruction, character assassination, twisted lies and bias in my lifetime. I try very hard to keep anything questionable away from my writing but when you read and watch so much that is unethical, false, twisted and outright propaganda shoved down the voters throat it makes you sick.

I do make some comments, re-post some articles and even write some short comments, analysis and opinions on Face book if you use this free service. Having a large family that even includes some Liberal-Progressives, Face book makes it easier to communicate. I do have a caustic streak that sneaks out occasionally. This automatically happens when people like Obama, Reid, the White House Puppets, Alan Colmes, everyone on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and their extensions says anything. Our news is so managed and controlled by the White House I have a hard time even believing the Weather channel as the forecast never seem to even be 50% accurate. I do publish the blog on Face book most of the time to hopefully arouse more people to comment. I always try to learn something every day and having little or no feedback to help me improve is depressing.

Now that I have possibly annoyed everyone, let me share some humor that that should even make a Demoncrat smile. My old friend Jim Heck shared the following and it motivated me to write this article.

This old comedy exchange seems appropriate.

I hope some remember Abbot and Costello.


COSTELLO:  I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America  .
 

ABBOTT: Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It’s 5.6%.

COSTELLO:  That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.

COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%.

ABBOTT:  5.6% Unemployed.

COSTELLO:  Right 5.6% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s  23% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 5.6%.

COSTELLO:  WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 5.6% or 23%?

ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed.  23% are out of work.

COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT:  No, Congress said you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed.  You have to look for work to be unemployed.

COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!

ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO:  What point?

ABBOTT:  Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair. 

COSTELLO: To whom?

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes  down. That’s how it gets to 5.6%. Otherwise it would be 23%.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an Economist.

COSTELLO:  I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like a Politician.

This is one of the best illustrations of how our entire government operates today that I can find to share. C Brewer

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