My Daddy's Common Sense

Is common sense no more?

NEW FOUND WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE, TEENAGERS!!!!!

Well, everyone should be happy as we have now found all the knowledge you will ever need.  Just ask a “teenager”.  CNN, and all the media, have just discovered this “river of knowledge” that we have been ignoring for years. Teenagers, as it turns out, now have all the answers to how to stop “school shootings”.  Now, “COMMON SENSE” would tell you that if they are that smart then we should be listening to them on a wide range of subjects.  They, the teenagers, have said they know about government and how it works.  They have said that more “gun control” will stop the shootings and that the NRA is “BAD”. If they are really that smart, then “you” should also have them handle all your finances.  Good luck on your retirement. They blame “TRUMP” for the shooting in Florida; but, who was responsible for the “SANDY HOOK” shootings, OBAMA?  This is just pointed out to make a point that the “President” isn’t and never has been responsible for any of the shootings.  BUT, remember now, this teenager thing is our new wealth of knowledge. BS. Like “putting a fox in charge of watching the hen-house”.

Let’s just look at a few cities that have the strongest gun control. Look at Chicago, Baltimore, D.C., or NYC.  All of these cities have been controlled by democrats for 30/50 years and have horrible crime ratings.  Whatever we are doing in Fischer, Texas is what we need to follow in the rest of the country because there is very little crime here.  AND WE HAVE NO GUN CONTROL HERE. I guess that is wrong because most of us have a lot of guns and we control them.  Funny how it works here but would not work everywhere.  I can’t even remember the last “murder” we had here. We have very few to no “home invasions” as everyone knows if you break into a house here you will be shot. And, I should point out, that if you come up any drive to “take away” someone’s guns you will be shot.

Let me run this “COMMON SENSE” stuff by you once more.  The AR 15 used in the school shooting did not go to the school by itself.  It did not load itself. It did not pull the fire alarm.  This was all done by someone.  Now think about this long and hard! Maybe we ought not blame the AR 15; but, blame the person that did all this. Plus, maybe, he is the one to blame for pulling the trigger. “YA, THINK”?

All the anchors on TV like to call this AR 15 an “assault weapon”.  It isn’t such a thing.  They talk about it as if they have knowledge of it; but, hand one of them a weapon and have them take it apart and put it back together.  They can’t! But, they can damn sure talk it to death. The AR 15 is not an automatic weapon, it is a semi-auto weapon. Just like many deer rifles. And I’d like to point out that I have had them since they first started to manufacture them and none of mine have killed anyone. If it was this awful thing the news people talk about, then at least one of mine would have jumped up and killed someone.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t think this thru and try to solve this problem. But rather I’m saying that listening to a bunch of teenagers is not going to get us very far.  Maybe we should try “HARDENING” the target.  Most of, if not all, the shootings are happening at schools.  What do most or all schools have in common. They are “gun free zones” and the shooters know it.  Ever wonder why they don’t go to banks, large business buildings or most government buildings, like Congress, to do their shootings. Of course, you didn’t ever think of that because it makes “COMMON SENSE”.  You would rather listen to a teenager than use “COMMON SENSE” and there in lies the problem. Maybe we ought to figure out how to spot those individuals who lean to the “crazy” side and put them away or take away their guns. But leave me and mine alone.  Now, who do you want to make that decision, ME? I will be “KING” and I will decide who can have a gun and who can’t.  Do you see where this is heading? Because if you will give up one freedom because the decision is hard, then I’ll make all the decisions for you.  I’ll decide where you can work, what you can drive, what you can eat and who you can love. “KING JERRY” will lay down the law and you will follow it or “there will be hell to pay”. I promise you I’ll treat you good.  Now does this make you like this “COMMON SENSE” stuff better? If you do not like this idea, then how the hell does it make any sense to listen to a bunch of teenagers?

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THE TRUTH, and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, I SWEAR!!!!!

Well, here we are once again sitting at my computer fixing to try to explain to “liberals” the folly in their ways. Guess I will never learn that I’m fighting a “never-ending battle” as the “COMMON SENSE” that I write about just flies “right over their heads”.  As my Dad and Mom always said, “in one ear and straight out the other”. But, I feel so sorry for them that I just have to keep trying; so, here I go once again.

I heard a “liberal” on TV the other day say that “President Trump was leading us toward the end of democracy”.  I, as a “COMMON SENSE” type of guy, perked up at that and decided to give it some thought.  Remember now, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to listen to both sides of the argument and try to think it through. The following is just a partial list of the pros/cons of the last administration and the current one.

During the Obama administration we had the following:

  1. Lois Learner and the IRS scandal.  Does anyone know the results? Well she retired and receives full benefits and was never charged although she seemed more than guilty. Democracy?
  2. Obama, himself, went after Fox News and James Rosen and his family with unjustified warrants trying to shut him up. Democracy?
  3. Did Obama not put a video maker in prison? Is he still serving time and he is an immigrant? Democracy?
  4. Obama and nine of his staff, including himself, approved of the “Uranium Deal”. Democracy?
  5. Obama and his administration released more “illegals with criminal records than any President. Democracy?

This is but a short list so that you will start to think thru and discover for yourself all the ways that Obama and his administration were making us a third world type of country by not following Constitutional laws.

Now lets look at a partial list of accomplishments of the Trump administration. This as above is just a partial list so as to make you research for yourself.

  1. The appointment of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. This will have a positive effect on our democracy for years.
  2. The record appointment of 12 Federal Appeals Court Judges. Again positive effect for years.
  3. Individual mandate repeal from Obamacare.
  4. Deregulation of restrictions to free up the business climate to produce more jobs.
  5. The travel ban to restrict bad people from  bad countries to help keep us safer.
  6. Tax Reform which has inspired corporations to bring money from oversea destinations to our shores helping to develop more jobs.  Also, it has inspired thousands of companies to offer bonuses and pay raises to hundreds of thousands of employees.
  7. Defeating the hell out of ISIS.  They are no longer the “JV” team as they are no team at the present time.
  8. And, they have the economy growing at a rate of 2.6 % instead of what we were told to get used to, a rate of 1 to 1.5 %.

The “stock market ” is on fire and everyone’s 401-Ks are up. Yes, even you Trump haters retirement accounts are on the rise.  Please “liberals” review this info and then do a little research on your own. Be “brutally honest” and use some “COMMON SENSE” and you will have to admit that even though we all dislike how he might handle some situations–we have to also admit he is doing a “pretty handsome” job on the economy, foreign affairs and JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. And, there is a good chance that he might get this immigration mess fixed.  Border wall, border security, visa lottery, chain migration and ANCHOR BABIES. Yes sir, Trump, keep on keeping on!!!!!

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ARE DEMOCRATS STUPID OR JUST HAVE NO COMMON SENSE ?????

Boy is that a mouth full to say! And you know, I have no answer. Most seem to have gone to school, probably more schooling than myself, but they just can’t put 2 and 2 together and come up with 4.  They seem to be lacking in “logical thinking”.  What I usually say is, “they can’t find their ass with both hands and a flash light”. But, I won’t say that cause it would not be nice.  It is true! Just look at the recent vote on taxes. I will just expand a little for you.  They voted against giving the people more money which will go into the economy and that will help jobs.  They voted against lowering the tax rate for business in the U.S. which will help jobs. They sought to “shut down” the government over the DACA program and help “illegals” instead of citizens. If they help control “illegal immigration” that would help raise the wages for guess who? The American worker which is helping jobs!  I swear this is not “rocket science” work to figure this out. Why the hell do you care more about an “illegal” than you do for your own people? It is one of two things, either they are stupid or they have no “COMMON SENSE”; but, it kind of produces the same effect either way.

Just look at what they do everyday! The democrats along with the “elite media”(elite my ass, refer to the above statement about their ass and flash lights) try to bash President Trump every single day.  Let’s just look at a few things he has accomplished.  He filled the SC vacancy with Neil Gorsuch. That alone will help America for years to come.  He has placed more federal district judges than any other President. He has by “shear will” reduced “illegal” immigration. His travel ban has been up held stopping tons of refugees from entering our country and harming Americans. He has helped the Veterans Administration more than any recent President. He has helped reduce unemployment by the formation of almost 2 million jobs. And, And, And he just signed into law the largest or only tax cut in recent history.  And yet, the “lame stream media” and their partners in crime, the democrats, are still bad mouthing his performance. Listen up here and I’ll show you a little test. If you read the above on accomplishments and can see no good in this list, then you have no “COMMON SENSE” or you are a “stupid liberal bastage” and for you there is no hope! The democrats and their partners, the media” have been wrong about everything since slightly before November 8, 2016. They were wrong about him getting the nomination in the primary. They were wrong in the polls, they were wrong and he won, they were wrong to chase the “Russia” story (it is coming back to bite them in the ass) and they were wrong on the tax cut just passed. They have been proven wrong on everything so “why the hell would anyone listen to them on any issue”.

If you simply look at what has happened with the “COMMON SENSE” tax cut and what they, the democrats, predicted corporations would do with the monies, they were once again wrong. AT&T, Wells Fargo Bank, Boeing and more have already put into action either bonuses or pay raises.  The democrats were not even close in their predictions.  So, you “liberal bastages” keep following these stupid leaders of the “D’MONIC” party, and if you really think about it, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” for you to do so due to your lack of “COMMON SENSE”.

LIBERALS AND COMMON SENSE or LACK THERE OF!!!!!

I have met my share of “liberal bastages” in my life and I’ve found that most, not all, but most really have no “COMMON SENSE”.  That is not to say they are not “educated” because most are. But, they are educated to the point that they think everyone else is below them.  Can anyone say “elitists”? And many were raised without social skills. Not that I’m a “social butterfly” because I’m not.  BUT, BUT, BUT, I was raised to sense when to “keep my mouth shut”. Evidently, the “liberal bastages” were hiding behind the door when this lesson was taught. My Mom always taught me that when I was a “guest” in someone’s house to “bite my lip” so to speak so as not to offend my host. After all “it is their home” and my opinion really does not matter.

A short while back, my wife and I had a party and some of the guests happened to be “flaming liberals” and some of them seem to think they know better how we should live our lives. I was sitting on my back patio alone when one of them approached me and the discussion came up about “wild hogs” as they had seen the damage they do around our property.  I explained that they were very destructive and could be dangerous but most of the time not. I explained they run in packs of twenty or so and mentioned that I wrote an article about them and showed a photograph of one with 4″ tusks. This person asks if they were really dangerous; and, I explained that when cornered they could do horrible damage with those tusks. I said that the article pointed out that people in NYC/D.C. did not understand why we needed “automatic” weapons as they do not walk out their door and step into a group of these varmints. He said I was over reacting and no one wanted to take my “guns” away. He went on to say that “Obama” never wanted to take my “guns” away and would not do so even now.  I told him he was half right in that “Obama” or no one will take my “guns”; but, that if he thought the left would not confiscate weapons, he was “dumber than a rock”.  That is a sanitized version and for those who really know me, well you can imagine. He went on to say there were better ways to influence and manipulate people and that I was being manipulated by watching Fox News and all Donald Trump’s racist stuff. In a sense, he was calling me a racist and on “neutral ground” calling me that would and will have a much stronger response.  BUT, just like my Mom taught me, I, as a host, also have a responsibility to try “my hardest” not to offend someone who is a guest in my home.  I’m sure I did offend and for that I’m sorry; but, when you “step on my toes,” I’ll get you off and especially in my own home.  BUT, as Mom always said, “two wrongs don’t make a right”. BUT, I think Mom would have done the same as it was completely wrong to try, on purpose, to offend a person in their own home. BTW, it is always the way “liberal bastages” argue.  They pull the “Racist” card because they can’t win with a COMMON SENSE” approach.

Now having said all this, we as Americans have to find a way to live together and respect one another.  I think I might have just hit upon a way.  If we can just teach some “COMMON SENSE” to “liberals”, then it might just work out.  I know we can teach “COMMON SENSE” to “liberals”; but, we may have to “beat it into the hard-headed liberal bastages”. And maybe, just maybe, they can teach us “deplorables” something, but I doubt it.  After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to try.

 

YESTERDAY IS GONE! TODAY IS HERE !!!!!

Boy, isn’t that title true. Seems just like a few days ago I was a young buck.  “How time flies when you’re having fun!” seems to come to mind. It seems as though time has just flown by; and, it flies faster and faster the older I get.  This blog is meant to make all, young and old alike, to take notice that this life goes by in a “blink of an eye”.  I know it will make people think of me as an “Old Man” and that is OK, as “I are one”.

I think I’m in the last “quarter” of this game called life. Boy, did I get here fast! Who stole my youth? Just taking a shower has become an accomplishment. Taking a NAP is no longer a treat as it has become mandatory.  If not, I just fall asleep where I sit.  I sleep better in my recliner with the TV blaring than I do in bed.

Do I have regrets, why I surely do.  I regret doing some things and regret some things left undone. I think anyone of the “older” persuasion has from time to time had the same thoughts. If “only” thoughts are a natural way to think. If you stop and think about it, it is really just a waste of time and energy. There is nothing we can do to change the past so let’s look to the future.

They tell me “OLD” is good as in “ANTIQUES”.  Kind of like old music and old movies. When you get to my age you know if you are not already great at something you probably never will be. It takes years of practice to become great at anything and when you are my age you just run out of time. That does not mean to just quit, but rather to be realistic much as I have with my music. When you get to be my age, you know you will never be a great musician, but you still have the drive. So please bear with me in my quest for relevancy in my lyrics and music. After all, I can no longer “go long” for the game-winning touchdown or carry the “PIGSKIN” over the goal line; but, I can somewhat still “carry a tune”.

My latest attempt in music is a new CD about the “BLUES”.  It is somewhat my interpretation of “12 bar blues”.  I have always been a fan of the blues even though I grew up on “country and gospel”. I can never really explain “how much my music means to me”.  I have never been a great singer; but, I really enjoy people hearing my “LYRICS”. I have always been a fan as far back as the 70s and 80s and spent time in South St. Louis listening to old time blues music. I have followed the likes of “Muddy Waters” and “Little Walter” for years.  They migrated from down south in the delta country  to Chicago where they joined the likes of “Howlin’ Wolf” and Etta James. They were all with Chess Records and helped form the “Chicago Blues Scene”.

Hopefully, you will buy my latest Two-CD set, of which a portion of each CD price will be donated to “Help A Hero”, a veterans group helping veteran’s kids.  The following info will lead you through the process. The CD set is $20.00 and that includes “FREE SHIPPING”. And remember my friend that it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

My PayPal account is as follows. Besure to leave your name and address when ordering.

https://www.paypal.me/JerrysPlace

RESPECT OUR FLAG AND COUNTRY !!!!!

Holler all you want! But, to kneel during our “National Anthem” is disrespectful of the flag and of our country.  The President was perfectly on point by calling out these cowards.  Most of these players do not have the “guts” to enlist and serve their country.  A few, like Villareal of the Steelers, did and do and for this I say “thank you”.  These over-paid cry babies know nothing of the real world and the hardship of making a living.  They have been coddled their entire life, beginning in high school, simply because they played football or basketball well. They were given a chance at education which most rejected.  They seldom went to class and now they are coddled again as so-called “professionals”. Maybe, just maybe, one out of a hundred of these “liberal bastages” could make a living outside of the sports arena. Call me racist if it makes you feel good; but, this has nothing to do with race–it is all about patriotism.  Although, if you look at the pictures of the “kneelers”, they are mostly blacks.  Pictures don’t lie.

If they are such “upstanding citizens”, let’s review their arrest records.  They are a bunch of “coddled thugs”.  They started showing the “rap sheets” of the NFL players on TV the other night and after about a minute they quit and were not but in the middle of the list. Like I said, “coddled thugs”.  I’m 72 years old and the only thing on my record is a speeding ticket for running 75 in a 65.  This does not mean I wasn’t a problem; but, it shows that when the police arrived I had enough “COMMON SENSE” to not call them “pigs in a blanket” and to be respectful and use the term “yes sir and no sir”.  These people are being paid hundreds of thousands and some millions of dollars to play a game and then do not have enough sense to keep their mouths shut.  If attendance falls and it hits them in the pocketbook, they have only themselves to blame.

The owners should have a meeting and explain the situation to these “dummies” and insist that they stand quietly then go about playing the game.  The fans have come to a game, not a political rally.  They do not want to have the controversy as they simply want to be entertained.  If these “thugs” worked for me, they would adhere to the rules I set forth in my company or they would be on the outside looking in.  The owners should make it clear to the players that they work for the owner and it is he that calls the shots. So, some of this nonsense is the owner’s fault.  The owners need to “grow a pair” and tell the players how it really is out in the business world.

I, for one, am sick of this crap and will never attend a game of the NFL or NBA.  In fact, I have even stopped watching on TV; so, advertisers take note.  If you ad people want to reach me, then you will or can stop putting ads on during the games.  I’ll take my dollars and give it to the “veterans groups”.  I’ll donate to help the people who helped afford me my freedoms; and, not anything that might help these “coddled thugs”.  If they insist on “kneeling”, why not visit one of the veterans hospitals and “kneel and say thank you to a vet”. After all, without their sacrifice, you would not have the freedoms afforded you in this great country.  You know, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

ROCKPORT, TEXAS GROUND ZERO, FORGOTTEN!!!!!

Well, here we are and several weeks have passed since Harvey came ashore at Rockport, Texas–which was ground zero.  We happen to have a  house 1 block from the beach, about 150 yards, and the eye of the storm passed over our house.  We were more than “blessed” as we had almost no damage as compared to the rest of the town.  The town is a mess from one end to the other.  It is so strange as one house is fine, so to speak, while the house next door is a complete loss.  Three blocks south of us was the apartment house that was destroyed and shown on the news and three blocks north of us was the laundry mat which was destroyed and also shown on the news reports.

Because of the horrible flooding in Houston the news has forgotten Rockport; but, the need for help is still all over town.  There are no restaurants open because of the damage and because the worker’s homes were totaled and they have vanished from the town.  My wife and I are believers and we prayed hard and our home was spared.  I told the owners of the houses around me that they owed me “protection money” because when “HE” looked down at the Google map and put his finger on my house his finger also touched their houses as well so we all came away clean. All the houses around me suffered little to no damage. A miracle because we were at “ground zero”.

Because of our good fortune, my wife and I decided to use the moneys we would have spent on repairs and “pay it forward” to help others not so fortunate.  We decided to furnish hot meals to the residents and boy were they appreciative. They said, although very grateful, that they were sick of hot dogs, sandwiches and the like.  We are feeding home cooked meals, chips, cornbread, garlic bread, cold drinks and desert.  It is not fancy. But, they have a table to sit at and enjoy a hot meal.  Believe me when I tell you that some have been emotional. It has been a wonderful experience for us as well.

On our first trip down, we ran into a lady at the truck stop in Blanco while we were gassing up and she asked if we were “coming or going.  I told her going and she asked me to wait just a minute and returned from her vehicle and handed me $100.00 bill for gas.  I failed to get her name and I hope she sees this as we used the money to directly feed the folks.  No wasted administration fee or such.  From her hand to the mouths of those in need.  Alamo Racing Canines, a San Antonio/Hill Country Flyball Team, has made a nice donation. We have had others help in our venture, but ask that we not publish their names.

We are planning on another trip this next week where we assume to feed about 70 people.  We have fed about that number each week.  First week was “hot pulled pork”, then “Cajun beans/rice/cornbread and this week’s treat will be “pork stew/rice with bread or rolls.  Yum, yum, come and get you some.  The song writer in me just snuck out of me.  Rhyme, rhyme, all the time.

If you feel like helping out, find those whom are still helping and help them provide the help that is still so badly needed.

THE LIARS OF THE LIBERAL LEFT AND THEIR FRIENDS, THE MEDIA !!!!!

Let me get this right.  The liberal bastages want you to believe that if you lean toward the conservative side you are as bad or part of the KKK.  This is the most foolish, better yet, stupid thing I’ve ever heard.  Because I believe in “free speech” and the right “to own a gun” then I’m part of the KKK.  I deplore the KKK and do not support their views but will fight to the death for their right “to free speech”.  The left will brand me for my thoughts and views just as they have branded the President.  They say he will not disavow the KKK although he has done so on national TV and there are videos of him doing so.  They even have videos of him some 30 years ago doing the same thing.  If this does not convince you of their dishonesty then you are a large part of the problem yourself.

I would like to ask the liberal bastages of the left if they have ever seen the video of Hillary praising Senator Byrd.  She just raves about what a great man he was and how he did so much for the people of West Virginia.  He did help the “white” people of the state but he was the “grand Poopa” of the KKK.  She and none of the elite of the Democratic party seem to care.  And the blacks either don’t care or ignorant of the fact.  All the buildings named after him and streets and the airport should be torn down and removed if we follow the monument removal polices of the liberal bastages.  Bill Clinton praised him at his funeral.  He said what a great man he was and we needed more to follow in his footsteps.  Summarized.  So here we have a President who has disavowed the KKK but is lambasted for his support while we have this husband/wife team raving about a senator who was a member, a “card carrying member” of the Klan.  If this does not show how completely backwards politics and the media have become then we truly are a lost cause. This is the same Bill Clinton who sold China missle secrets as he was leaving office. This is the same Hillary that approved the “uranium deal” for the sale of uranium in our country to the Russian government. Do you fools really think this all happened by chance. This is part of what Trump means when he says “drain the swamp”.

I would never attend a gathering of the alt-right but they are US citizens and have the same rights as you and I.  It is this same right that gives me the right to speak out in this blog. There are countries in the world where they would “chop of my head” for writing this blog.  And truth be know the same people would “chop of your head” just for reading it. The freedom of speech is the 1st amendment for a reason because without it we are not a free people. Now that we have that clarified let me venture a little farther.  Now, “watch this closely”. The reason we have the 1st amendment is because we have the 2nd amendment to support the 1st amendment.  Without the 2nd amendment the 1st amendment would disappear immediately.  How would you like to live where you could not say what you think. Well a lot of people do and it is not pretty.  There is a reason the “fore fathers” or “founding fathers” placed them at the top of the list.

So when you hear someone yell that we must limit a person to certain speech realize you are next on their list. They will continue to be liberal bastages on the left trying to shut down debate and it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to disavow their party for what they really are and to support the 1st and 2nd amendments.  If you find yourself having trouble supporting them then come here and read this over and over and over until in sinks in your thick scull. It only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

WHO THE HELL IS AT FAULT !!!!!

Who is at fault for the mess in Virginia?  Is it the fault of the “protesters” or the fault of the “counter-protesters”?  Let’s study the facts as we know them so far.  The protesters were there to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.  It was on the schedule for several months and they had permits to do so.  The problem as I see it arose when the “counter-protesters showed up.  Now I have tried to find out if they had permits also and it seems as though they did not.  So one side was legal and the other side was “illegal”.  Now I see plainly the problem.  As per usual, the “liberal bastages” take the side of the “illegals”.  Funny how that seems to be happening more and more these days.

Let me clarify my position in all this.  I do not approve of “racism” in any form but the protesters were not 100% racists.  They were protesting the removal of a historical statue.  We need all the help we can get in the teaching of history as if it is not learned from then we are doomed to repeat it. If our young people are not taught the history of slavery then somewhere down the road, 50/100 years, it will look good once again.

Let me ask you this.  If the “illegals” had stayed away do you think the protesters would have fought amongst themselves.  Probably not!  Problem solved by the “powers to be” simply stopping the “illegals”.  Sounds familiar doesn’t it.  It seems that “illegals” cause problems in lots of ways and areas. Like I mentioned earlier, I do not agree with the “KKK or the “Alt-right” but let me ask.  Are they US citizens ?  If so then they have the right to think and live their lives as they see fit no matter what I think of it.  They also have the right to express their views.  Can anyone say, “FREE SPEECH”.  Say it real fast and it will not hurt.  The “illegals” in this case were trying to limit the protesters right of free speech simply because they disagreed with it.  We, as Americans, can not allow that to continue.  It has been happening at colleges all over the country.  The leftist elite seem to be for free speech only when it matches their ideas.  If you step out of line in thought or speech they want to slap you down.  The leftist elite are always badgering Trump just as the right was always badgering Obama.  America is one of the countries where you can “yell at and about” the leaders and not have your head chopped off. Remember that the next time you hear the leftist wanting to “shut someone up”.  If I want to have my say then I must allow every other citizen that right also.  This seems to be the opposite of what the college’s are teaching our youth in this country.  Just look at the destruction of property and the violence the “leftist bastages” rain down when someone disagrees with them.  It is shameful of them for falling for this sham and shameful for the people or professors teaching such nonsense.

The media in this country has lost their way.  Just give me the facts and let me decide for myself.  As Jack Webb always said, The facts, just the facts.  If you give me and America just the facts then you will have done your service and we will decide for ourselves.  After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

GOODBYE, DEAR FRIEND; YOU WERE LOVED !!!!!

Folks, this is a goodbye to a dear friend that I had the pleasure of working with for 12 years.  He was excellent at his duties and it was an “HONOR” to stand by his side.  He loved his work and I think he loved working with me as much as I loved working with him.  We traveled many a mile together and not once did he let me down.  He was always dedicated to his work and never complained no matter how hard the work became.  He worked up until his day of reckoning finally came.  He was a working mans friend and was always up to the challenge.

His name was “Shogun Sambo”, call name “Sammy”.  I called that name many a time and he never refused to “GO”.  And go he did.  He was well trained and he knew his place and job. He was one of the best and believe me I know because I’ve been more than blessed with more than my share of excellent dogs.  I have always had dogs since I was just a kid.  All the early ones had no formal training and simply followed me as I made the rounds of my “paper route”.  All my dogs since have been trained to hunt, or to perform work as “Service Dogs”, of which Sammy was one.  I’ll never forget when the state police and the casino security stopped me in the lobby of the casino in Shreveport, La. to question us about Sammy.  They realized he was a “working dog” so I went to the elevator to go up to my room with Sammy at my side.  They followed me to the elevator, but no farther. I went to my room, put Sammy up and brought out “Simba” and down the elevator we went.  As “Simba” and I exited the elevator, I realize they were waiting for me and here I was with a “fox red” dog while “Sammy was “black as the ace of spades”.  The officer turned to me and said that must be another dog and I said, “no I just changed his coat, here’s your sign” and walked away.  We were there for about three days and no more hassles. Sammy was smooth enough to be a “service dog” but tuff enough to bust the heaviest cover to retrieve any game.  He like “Simba” was a “gentle giant”.  He was at home in the lobby of the casino and on the duck boat.

This has been more than hard; but, I felt he deserved a send off to measure up to his dedication and his zeal for life.  He left this earth on August 5, 2017 which was his 12th birthday.  I still feel terrible and tear up at the mention of his name or just as a thought flies thru my mind.  It only makes “COMMON SENSE” to try to inform people of him and the respect I had for him.  I guess the best compliment I pass his way is to tell you “HE WAS A TRUE MAN DOG”.  He will be missed but never forgotten.  Here’s to you “SAMMY” until I meet you once again as I cross the “RAINBOW BRIDGE”.

“GOODBYE, DEAR FRIEND !!!!!

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