What is Work?

At the young age of Seventy-six, I have determined that I must have some type of phobia or maybe I should seek help! Even though I consider myself retired, I continue to work a few half days four days a week. Everyone says I am nuts! Well, maybe I am, but I enjoy it and as long as I can, I will continue to do so. Others say, you need to seek psychological help because no one in their “right mind” would consider to work after retirement. Let’s put it this way! I have worked since the age of ten years of my life. I don’t mean to say that I always enjoyed it, but it was something that I felt I had to do to support a family. I have often thought, when people ask me, what I did I do when I worked full time , and   if I enjoyed it! I can say, with no reservations, sometimes!  Occasionally people will ask a member of the younger generation, especially when they are nearing graduation from High School, “what do you want to do”?  Many do know what they want to do when it comes to a career. Many have no idea what they wish to do while others might fall into a career by accident that they really enjoy. The remainder end up in a career they despise and some end up going from job to job and never finding something that they enjoy doing. Others decide to live off the rests of us! I have no idea which category I fall into. The problem with having to work is having to work, for the sake of your family and yourself! Work is never fun all the time even it’s what you enjoy doing. It’s like marriage! It;s wonderful at times while other times it’s miserable! (hope my wife doesn’t read this)

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The latest Example of “Political Correctness” Gone Berserk

By now you most likely read or saw where a 5 year old little girl has become the latest victim of “Political Correctness”. Her crime was playing on the school ground. But that’s not the end of the story. As the majority of us, as children, on the play ground during recess of the school we attended, would play Cowboys and Indians. However the weapon of choice, usually was a finger, to use as a weapon. Unfortunately, the little 5r yr. old little girl decided to choose her weapon from the ground, probably because it was on the ground. BAD CHOICE! As shown below, her weapon was a “gun” as seen below.

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This may not be the exact model, however it was the make, Therefore, she was taken to the office by the “politically correct” officer and suspended. .

In my personal opinion, the school should be sued! The neglect by the school to leave such “weapons” on the playground should negate the little girl from any crime. How can you fault a five year old child from doing what comes natural at that age, when the “weapon” was left, just asking to be picked up? I have searched all over my yard and I have yet to find a trigger on any of my “yard weapons”. I can see a “large cash pay out” if the right attorney is found!

Seriously, this has to be the height of “Political Correctness “! This is what our country has become. Common sense has become a thing of the past, being taken over by a bunch of leftists, who evidently does not know what is nor has any common sense PERIOD!

You all, have a nice day

 

Equality or “Rights”

I have witnessed many things in my long life but nothing compares with the decline of morals, integrity, and honesty in the people, and especially the government of this country. Political correctness is destroying the basic foundation by which we have survived by through the years!

We now have a government, based upon party affiliation, which has become totally corrupt. Are any honest people left in this country that truly understand what we are doing to its people and ourselves? Our entire society has become weak and unstable based upon feelings due to political correctness, moral failures, and reality. Our children are being taught a philosophy based upon a “feel good” attitude that everyone is equal in race, religion, and “so called “rights”. We are belligerent when it comes to obeying the laws of this country which raises concerns as to why do we have laws at all if not to obey them? Laws are made for a reason, to protect the so-called “law abiding citizens”, they’re right to live in a safe environment, earn an income, and rear their children the way they prefer.

We now are a society run by a minority of individuals, rather than a majority, who seek to change the very essence of life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness itself. The definition of “rights” has become an excuse, used by a minority to satisfy their “feel good attitude, and to change the very foundation for which our country was founded upon. Our politicians have become less interested in honesty to the people who elected them in favor of popularity, self-dominance, and greed.

We now ignore laws, differences in birth, what bathroom to use, morals, life, and so many more things that make us different under the pretense of equality and “rights”.
We are not all equal, we never have been nor will we ever be! I doubt that you would wish to be me and I doubt I would ever wish to be you! We were all born with certain abilities, intellectually, physically, color of skin, appearance, handicaps, and more gifted differences that separates us as individuals. No matter how you cut it, we will never be “equal” because we have the God given right to be different!

You all have a nice day!

It’s Time to Wake Up America

Evidently, there is no one in Washington who gives a hoot for the betterment of this country! Whether they are Democrat or Republican, our elected officials appear to hold more allegiance to their party relationship than the do the citizens who voted them in office. Our country faces problems far beyond a party relationship, Yet they can do nothing but play childish games of “who done it”, while our country goes to “Hell in a hand basket”! Never before has the meaning of Democrat or Republican become so divisive.

Let it be no doubt that each Party represents different philosophies on, not only politics, but morals, integrity, character, religion, and their individual views of how we, as citizens, should live our lives! Has it gotten to the point that elected officials care more about their personal popularity and wealth building then they do the individual on the streets? Yes it has! The days of our founding fathers is long gone and I am sure many of them have turned over in their graves many times since their departure to a better life.

We might ask, “when did it all start? Let’s just say, it started many years before the majority of us were even born. Yet, it has worsened over the years and now has reached the inevitable climax! It is all about which party wins and who loose. Unfortunately, for the citizens of this country, we have become the losers.

What will it take for our elected officials to pursue an applicable course for the benefit of us, the citizens of the USA? We have created careers for those who seek to become representatives, representing our “so called” interests and values”! Could it be that, we as citizens, have become so deviled in values, religion, integrity, and especially morals, that we too have become so political that we fail to see the mistakes of our personal lives?

The values and morals taught to many of us in earlier years, has become a thing of the past. Parents have become more engrossed in their ability to have material objects than they have than teaching their children the real things in life that matter. We allowed our schools to forget about the values and education needed to compete in this world. Instead, we let them teach an agenda they, as individuals prefer, based on a political basis. We have become weak rather than strong. Too many of us sit by the way side and let others the work. Many fail to speak up, while allowing others to pursue their agendas; we have become lazy, relying on the Government to provide a living off the hands of those who work.

What will it take to correct the problem, we ask? We can start by putting aside individual prejudices, crying over an election that did not go our way, putting morals and integrity back in our lives, and finally speaking up and telling our elected officials to do the same!
The election is over, it’s time to start doing the job we elected them to do, and if they can’t do that, kick them out, regardless of who they are or how long they have been there!

Progressives will never get it!

Donald Trump, the 45th President of these United States of America, is facing challenges no other President in modern times has faced. Regardless of any accomplishments this President has in his tenure, there is a sector in this country that will never get it nor will they accept it. A segment consisting of individuals, both white and black, who seek nothing less than domination of the press and their ideas of “ racism, fairness, equality, religion, and morality, and have either never read, nor believed anything in the Bill of Rights. They interpret the basic principles that formed this Nation for nearly 300 years as outdated and does not represent the “ideas and principles” of the “modern times”!

We all have an opinion as to what is “right or wrong, racism, religion, equality and morality. No other Country offers the freedom to speak your mind, opportunities to seek your dreams, to seek and attend the Religion of choice, and most importantly the freedom to elect the government officials of choice. Yet today, we are seeing many that refuse to accept the choice of our recent election for the Presidency. So was the election of the previous President! However, marches, demonstrations, and what we are seeing today did not occur. We might ask, Why?

That question might be answered by taking a close look at the past 60 years. The basic principles by which the majority lived prior to that was based upon the principles the majority lived by such as morality, religion, and work ethics. What has happened to morality? It has gone by the wayside! What has happened to religion? It has slowly been depleted due to a lack in the belief of something greater than the individual! What has happened to work ethics? It has been replaced by social programs that allow many to sit on their rears because it is more profitable to do so as well as the decline of opportunities because of the exit of jobs to cheaper countries!

Why has all of this occurred? One simple sentence answers the question! The rise of “Liberal Progressivism”! It started in our schools, teaching our young! It developed into a movement to change the face of this country, a face that will eventually destroy the freedoms we have and the Country we had!

Donald Trump may not be the individual to get us back on track and bring a much-divided country together again, but he deserves the opportunity to try! That is what this election was all about and at the end of his term if he is unable, change comes by the way of the ballot box and not by how many walk the streets, demonstrate, and destroy property! That is what we were founded upon. The right to have elections and to voice your opinion has to be the only way or we will find our country nothing less than a “ once great country that destroyed itself through a society that believed in a philosophy that never worked anywhere it was tried!

You all have a great day!

A life to Remember

The year 2017 has arrived and I am still vertical and I will survive the Obama Administration if I can remain vertical for the next 2 weeks. Now all I have to do is live another year!  That might be the last thing many of you think about when making all those New Year resolutions. However, when you reach old age death becomes something you tend to think about.  Now I’m not saying that leaving this earth is a topic I think about all the time but it is a topic that us old folks give a little thought to occasionally.  I read yesterday the average length of life for a man is now 76.3 years.  Well, I have surpassed that so I guess I am doing something right or just fortunate. Either way, I can say I am happy to be here.

Never less, I can’t help thinking this could be my last year. I will say this, I do not fear death! There is the truth matter that all of us must face as we age, that being time eventually runs out for us hopefully later than sooner. You begin to thinks about all the things you did and all the things you wish you had not done. Something you give little thought to when you are a young “whipper snapper”. I have seen many friends, both younger and older than yours truly, leave this earth due to illness, accidents, war, and age, yet it does not get any easier to lose one.

I expect many of you think that I sound morbid. I apologize to you because I truly am not. It’s just a fact that age has a way of slipping up on you and when it does you think of think you wish you had done but never did.  It could have been a job you turned down, a career you were in, left it and now regret it. It could have been a trip you wished you had taken or maybe a girl you wish you had dated. It could be one of many things that cross your mind as you realize you are on the downside of life. However, we must realize that life is a gift! A gift given for us to live, make mistakes, be happy, and extend our own lives through our children. It’s not always good but most of us realize as we reach the down side of our lives, just how good life is and it’s not something to take for granite! It’s what you make of it while you are on this earth.  So, if you are young and in the process of truly beginning life, make it a good one, make all the memories you can, and never forget that Life is a gift!  Please, don’t throw it away on fantasies, drugs, and crime. It’s your life! Don’t waste it!

You all have a nice day!

Bj

A Marines Wish

This poem was written by a Marine. The
following is his request. I think it is reasonable!

PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S.service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for others.

Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.May God Bless You and Have a Merry Christmas

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,

HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I’D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN’T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
“SANTA DON’T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON’T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.”

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN’T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT’S CHILL.

You all have a Merry Christmas and God bless our Military

Change Must Come!

Santa Claus is coming to town!  If that offends you, kiss my “butocks” and have a Merry Christmas! It’s not about you anyway! It’s about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ first and the children second.  I don’t apologize for offending you, period. It’s not a Happy Holiday it’s a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  It’s time to put “political correctness” in the trash where it belongs! Are we going to place Easter in the “Happy Holiday” category as well? When did it reach the antagonistic idea that this country cannot offend anyone because it offends someone! When did it reach the point that all Republicans are racists? When did it reach the point that many of us will only vote for someone who promises to “give us something”? When did it reach the point that Policemen are targeted because they are cops? When did it reach the point that work offends some people? When did it reach the point that illegal immigrants should receive the same benefits as legal citizens?   When did it reach the point that our children are not taught history, civics, and the Constitution of the United States of America? When did it reach the point that our children can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance to the red, white and Blue? When did it become popular not to stand for the National Anthem? When did it become popular to burn the Flag of this country? When did it become un-popular for men and women to have separate public restrooms? The lists go on and on and many of us asks why? Men don’t know if they are man or woman and girls don’t know if they are woman or man! What a mess this country has become! Values, morality, and common sense no longer exists! It’s time for a change and let’s hope that this election will be the beginning of something special.  Morality, decent values, respect, and common sense must become part of our lives again if we expect to remain the greatest country in the world!

Once again, I make no apologies for my comments! If  they  offend you, then don’t read “um”!

The rest of you, Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

What is love?

Do we understand what love truly is? Many would say it’s all about sex, a feeling that can’t be described, A rush of passion within an individual that burns within the body making one feel they wish to be with that person for the remainder of their life. I suppose all the above mentioned would be correct. However, true love is much more than the feelings and desires one has in the early years of their adult hood. Just as we age, out description of love ages as well. It becomes more than just a sexual encounter. Although many might say that sex is a desire and part of life that never disappears. The magic of aging is, other things in life becomes more dominate. The way a partner treats a mate, the little things one does, how they live their lives, the appreciation they demonstrate every day for their partner as an individual who shares a life with them.  They become a part of you, a part of life you never wish to give up.

How many times does one fall in love in a lifetime? Is it even possible to know? What one thinks at the time may not be true love but a feeling of passion for an individual that has never been felt before and could possibly be felt many times before one finds the so called “right person”.  Some may never find that individual in their lives. However, they may remember those individuals with a love that they never had or will never have. It could be an old girlfriend or boyfriend dated in their younger years or just someone you knew in life that made an impression on you that someway or somehow cast a feeling upon you that has existed since you first met them. Is that love or infatuation? I would guess that the two would fall under the premise of love because the two should be un-separable. As with love, life can be miserable, it can be happy, it can be anger, it can be the best thing to ever happen to you or it can be the worst thing to ever happen to you. The truth is love can be what you make it! It’s up to you to make it whatever you desire. Love, just as hate, can be whatever you wish it to be. However love, is a growing feeling whereas hate can destroy love and an individual’s life!

Progressive or Conservative?

Progressives will never get it!  They changed the Democratic Party into a Liberal, Progressive, group that a majority will never accept.  Using race, fairness for all, and a society built upon “government as the sole provider for equal opportunity” is in no way connected with our Constitution. How, with no historical background nor any desire to seek it, can we expect individuals who consider themselves to be the smartest people in the world ever understand how the average person lives? In the first place, they brought the election results on themselves, yet they just can’t understand how it happened.

As an individual who attempts to be open minded about life, racism, religion, and doing whatever I can to help those who truly need help, I have yet to understand the mindset of the progressive movement. Yes, I listen to conservative radio and watch Fox news. Does that make me a racist, homophobe, or anything other than what I truly am? I also watch CNN and MSNBC in attempt to understand the other side of the spectrum. I follow “liberal” web sites as well. I have concluded that what I believe and my opinions are based on the values I learned as a child and mostly as experiences in life that quite frankly satisfy my being able to live my live comfortably in my skin.  Could that be the way “progressives” feel”? If it is then we will always share one thing in common: we will never agree on most things in life! My only wish is for others to search and seek to understand the principles by which we both live our lives. How can anyone make a life choice without wading through the principles each of us attempt to live by without seeking to understand why they believe the way others do?

I often wonder what makes” liberal progressives”! I have, after truly trying to understand them, reached the conclusion I will never understand them simply because there is no middle ground, other than the fact that we are all individuals endowed with God’s blessing to accept and respect each other’s life choices for what they are. We are all God’s children, both brothers and sisters, black or white, and it is time we recognize that all we have in common is God’s gift to us, life itself, and some way, somehow, we must learn to accept that one cherished gift!

 

You all have a nice day!