"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27, 2010

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Should worry all of us

Not my words – spoken by the fellow who once was the top news guy of one of those outfits we the people pay every time we buy anything that advertises 24/7 while they tell us they are sending us the news and all else that matters or should.

Yes folks it’s our system – and as with most any well established (this about 250 years) medium or long term lasting system – it does not like change.

Should that worry us?  Well they didn’t raise that issue.  Their (our) title issue is all about #45 and how he is about doing and saying things 24/7 that perhaps should worry all of us.

Before we close up this brief Thanksgiving Day offering we do wish to pose a simple basic question – are things changing?  In your life?  Around you?  With your kids if you’ve got any?  Or are the basics you grew up with pretty much the same?  In other words –are thing pretty much the same as 40 or 50 or 60 or 70 years ago?

We write these few words capturing or attempting to capture bits and pieces of what goes thru our mind and others and also, occasionally, try to connect that which flows from the various outfits claiming a role in doing the same.

If you’ve read here before then you know a couple of things – here is our recollection of them:
·         We need five federal government outfits – and they presently hang out in a five sided building, and
·         We need to pay back the money we  owe – not pass it on others

We know one other thing – by the way none of ‘em were mentioned by the guy we watched or any of the gals and guys he had on his show last night.   What is that one other thing?

A good man died 55 years ago – today.   The TV guy and a guest mentioned that man’s death but neither mentioned the several words spoken (snitched) by that man 57+ years ago when he took office.  We do – here they are:
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”

We love this place of ours.   We are thankful to be an American.  We also like the few basics mentioned just above – we call ‘em – fundamentals.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Our First Thanksgiving

If so inclined – on this wonderful day – please enjoy this brief offering:


Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What matters

We spend time writing about that which does not.  

Here is what matters – A man who gave all….
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And a buddy of ours, who a while back fought for America, who mentioned this man.

Please assist the family of a man who gave all – go to:

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veteran’s Day 2018

We ask this question – do we live in a country that so many have given all for us to have today – our Moms – our Dads – so many good people – and then the ones who truly gave all – mostly good committed young men – who we honor and respect today – what would they say or do if they were still here today? 

I was with one recently who served – a slightly older fellow who fought for this country.   He looked me straight in the eyes – my eyes – and said simply, “You are responsible for this mess we are in.”

I love America – I thank the good Lord for being born an American – and no I was not asked or told to fight and risk dying for this country as did the slightly older fellow who made the simple accurate statement recently shared above.   Today belongs to those who did what was and is still needed.
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