I Still Believe in America’s Preeminence

They will feign shock when they get older and tell their grandchildren that they just don’t know how it happened. Outsiders will be shocked when they ask what happened. Many of the snickering fools will be long gone or wallowing somewhere in the misery of “poor for one and all’ state they helped create. If anyone is allowed the have the red, white and blue I figure it will be a long-loved remnant of a past and a history once so loved it had to be hidden.

Some elites will make it through with their many billions locked behind the magical gates of “only for me and not for thee” mansions gained by corruption and greed. Their faces will be mapped with lines of hate that long ago left their mark and the influence peddling they thrived on will only be in a small collective circle of despotic comfort. However, even at the gates of death their faces will never reflect shame or guilt. Yet, someday, at their very end, a prayer or two, or many, will be answered and the fear of hell will mark them with a worry that will encourage many sleepless nights because they chose to live as if there were no God, yet they will seek the comfort in knowing there is a God as they approach the resolution of their besmirched lives. Fortunately, Christianity will survive and it is by its grace and teachings that one or two, or many, of these horrible humans will have that comfort regardless how much the logical mind of a realist Christian wants to deny them. The heart will not allow it….always. Therein lies salvation from a God that is truly good.

Still, history will not treat them kindly. When good finally triumphs over evil the questions will be so abundant it will take a very long time to answer them if they ever can be answered.

The ones who seek to describe will look to lay blame on everyone but themselves. In reality, everyone played a part. Many said or did nothing. Others took the truth and twisted it. An enormous amount ignored the facts and actions straight away most often to accomplish a task or ideal built on greed. Those who had lost their souls in the early days of their lives, if indeed they ever had one at all, will be the most egregious skewers of history.

The only comfort in history will be the Al Sharptons of this world castigated as a diabolic insurgent who proselytized hate. Or, there will be the Al Gores remembered more for the “inconvenient lies”  told to get rich than  “inconvenient truths”. The upside down hustle perpetuating violent protests which end in the sacrificing of lives of police officers based on a policy of dividing society will be one of the most disgusting, least-respected and unforgivable moments in history. Of that you can be certain.

History will also show us a period in time in our once great country when small-minded men were allowed to wage a war of regulatory attrition to force the people they are supposed to lead and serve into submissiveness. And, all the later storytellers will not be able to explain it because they will be from that time where truth was discouraged thus never taught. Yet, the best of them will try. I pray they succeed.

I’ve been privileged to know so many people from the greatest generation and shortly there after. Many from the latter were taken too soon. The only comfort I get from that is that I believe God knew it was better for them to not be here to witness the fall of everything they fought for. Maybe their hearts would be the most egregiously harmed because I know it wasn’t about saving their souls. Their souls were intact. It’s comforting in a way because my heart hurts for them every time I think of something they tried to do for good. I’m glad they can’t witness the erosion of freedom happening now.

As a little girl, my proudest moment of the day was hoisting the flag up the pole at my elementary school. Taking it down was even better as we folded it with such reverence knowing, even young, that when we got up the next morning it would still be there. I’m not even sure how I learned that at 8 but I’m glad I did.

Additionally, in my memory is every history lesson I ever learned about the beginning of America. I either had the best teachers or I just knew to love my country. I still do most passionately.

Time is running out though I battle everyday to unburden my grandchildren with the falsities they sometimes learn at school through the tunnel vision that is Common Core. I am honest. I want to leave them with the foundation of truth and fact. I want to instill in them pride for America, if not the world.That way, when I am gone I have left them hope.

Someday, America will once again be remembered, if not praised, for all the good she has done. In fact, many elsewhere in the world are already asking: “What happened?”

I still believe in our preeminence. I wish the rest of America did too.

The Old Man in …

Merry Christmas. When all else fails there is God.

Speaking to Common Sense

The Old Man in My Dreams

(I dreamed this one night, but it took me months to write it down. I know what it means to me. Do you?)

In my dreams one night, I met an old man who came to me much like Jacob Marley came to Ebenezer Scrooge.* His appearance was sad though, not scary. He told me I was to remember him. Years would pass he said, before I would need to remember what he said to me. So, I went about my life. I grew and studied, played and learned, watched and created and lived. Mostly happy, I lived. Marriage came and went. I was blessed with children; then grandchildren. Still, once in a while I’d think of the old man from my dreams.
As my carefree younger days evolved into a settled middle age I began to think of him often. Why, I wondered?…

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With All Due Respect to the Office of…..

I am respectful of every office there is in America. I am as respectful as I can be for their holders if they earn it. That being said I had to say the following with regards to the People Magazine article (link) below:


Life is short. Battles should be chosen based on their merits and veracity. The above article encompasses neither. Everyone has had a moment (or two…) in their lives where they were treated in a way that wasn’t necessarily expected. That doesn’t mean that there is an intent of disrespect, bigotry, racism or hate every single time unless you take what is said in the article as the “gospel of truth”. It isn’t and shouldn’t be accepted that way.

For crying out loud, my younger brother is 6′ 3″ and many, many times I have seen him reach for something at the request of a shorter human being because they couldn’t reach it. He did it out of courtesy and thought ( no thinks), nothing about it to this day. I am 5′ 7″. Many a time I have helped a person who was shorter than me. It’s what we do us genetically gifted tall people.

Now, as for being thought of as a valet, I don’t think my brother experienced that but he has been mistaken for a lot worse. I have been mistaken for a store worker for having a shirt on that matched too similarly to the color of a store’s uniform. I have done that a couple of times to others. Big freaking deal.

In addition, I have been mistaken for being stupid because I am from West Virginia and we all know what jokes say about West Virginia. Yes you do, and no they’re not true. When I first moved here my 6th grade art teacher, Mr. Hubbard, kept making me repeat my name over and over in front of the whole class because he didn’t like how I pronounced Laura. It’s my damn name. If I want to pronounce it like “car” I will and I do. It wasn’t until the 6th time  he corrected me that I got offended and sat down.

And, we women get it all the time. There are few of us who haven’t been told they couldn’t do something because we weren’t strong enough. And, most would be lying if they denied that. Look at the push for Sharia Law which primarily affects women. I’ve seen a couple of legislators comment positively on that and they’re women and black. They too would be lying if they denied that. (The internet is forever.)

Now, I’m going to be called a racist? Eh…yeah probably. No one ever calls a conservative female blogger anything like a rational person, a realist or forthright except another conservative.

My point? Get over it. Pick your battles because picking every single little battle to assault your audience only makes you look pathetic, weak and whiney. Suck it up. Next time you’re asked to perform a simple courtesy as an action of common good or decency, just do it. No one is being demeaning.

And, there a far worse things to be mistaken for such as a “tyrant” or a “dictator” or a “liar”. Those are battles worth fighting if you do it well. Finally, if you find yourself being called any of the latter many it’s time to look inward. Don’t you think?

Thousands of Words You Need to Carry

Nothing scares as much as Tyranny under the guise of injustice. Everyone who loves America should carry a complete copy of their rights and, for that matter, the entire Constitution.

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.- Charles de Montesquieu

“….shall not be infringed.”


“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”-Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

“No attempt at besting any of these words is worthy of any effort.” – Me

US Treasury ordering survival kits for Bank Examiners? Anyone Expecting a Crisis Here?

A man made crisis? That’s what I think to prevent the 2016 election.

Random Candidate

“These survival kits are to be for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which conducts on-site reviews of banks throughout the country. The survival kit includes everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets and the price should not exceed $200,000 per kit?”

I could put those kits together for two hundred dollars and still make a profit.

“It sound more like they are planning for a MadMax event.”

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Just one cheery person today

Lately, I have awakened with the altruistic goal of being cheery and spreading it. After the second cup of coffee, I mostly convince myself that nothing is going to take away my cheer for that day. Then someone comes along like a huge sharp pin and busts that bubble, and all I can do is chastise myself with: “What the hell were you thinking?”

Is it too much to ask for a little cheer? It’s the holiest time of the year. Surely that counts for more than presents and decorations? Surely it means that goodwill towards men really does mean exactly what it says?

At the start of the holiday season, I helped some other people and that cheered me until the misery in the world kept up pace with my cheeriness and infected more and more and more…..around me. What’s a cheer-seeker to do? Really? I don’t have a lot to give but I can give a smile, a word of encouragement, a prayer and humor? And, I do. More often than not I get a “Bah Humbug” in return. None of what is wrong in the world is going to get fixed quickly. (I know, I complain loudly most of the time too.) But, oh can we not dwell for a time? Can the protesters go home and love their families? Can the wealthier help the less fortunate? Can the politicians be honest for awhile? (Okay, that last one is asking a lot.) It’s so bad right now that while watching Grubervision on C-Span 3 yesterday I kept misdirecting to wonderful Christmas light displays to erase the feeling that today’s world is so bad a hammer upside the head would feel more pleasant.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, I looked up the history of hamburgers and put mustaches on a disproportionate amount of the family pictures I had in my computer. Dish washing was fun. Laundry was a joy, and anyone who knows me well, knows I’d rather scrub toilets than fold clothes. Ugh! I can’t even post a cute picker-upper meme to a family member without some kind of smart ass comment sent back to make me feel as miserable a they apparently want to be. I’m taking some time off. I’m going to go find strangers to wish a Merry Christmas to. I’ll throw in a few Happy Holidays only to adhere to my commitment of the spirit of cheer. I’ll even promise to dislike the happy holidays wish at a later date. Maybe I’ll read Charles Dickens again or repeatedly watch the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol (Scrooge). If that doesn’t work I’ll revert to my Rudolph, Frosty and Santa Clause is Coming to Town 1960’s DVD set. Either way, I have to find some cheer. Would you send me some? If you are the one cheery person, make my day not in vain and leave a short comment?

Whatever happens the misery will still be here when my mind returns in a capacity to think about it.

By the way, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Best Used For Protesting

I am digressing from Benjamin Franklin’s point, but it seems to me this human condition would serve us well in pointing out the aggrievedness of the implacable view of progressivism when done collectively by Conservatives. It is in the nature of the right to express ourselves with unabated common sense.

And, don’t even tempt me on #NoGlobalWarming.

“That the permitting this air to escape and mix with the atmosphere, is usually offensive to the company, from the fetid smell that accompanies it. That all well-bred people therefore, to avoid giving such offence, forcibly restrain the efforts of nature to discharge that wind.” [Excerpt] Benjamin Franklin



Stop! It’s Not Okay!

For all the “crap-stirrers”

Speaking to Common Sense

A young man is dead. Another man’s life has changed forever. The young dead man is black. The other man is white. One lies beneath the soil and the other lives with the knowledge that he took a life. A Grand Jury has looked at all the evidence and decided that one man is dead and one man has killed; and there is no evidence that will change either of those two things. They couldn’t reach a decision to hold one man more responsible than the other. Still, all across the nation, it has become a black versus white issue. There is little mention of the facts that show the dead man had just committed a crime or that the white man was a police officer who feared for his life. There’s little mention that one was a very large man and the other slightly built. The only thing anyone…

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The realities of fake, spurious, false, fraudulent, sham, and deceptive ideology.

Speaking to Common Sense

Ideas that only exist existentially because the idea is something that has to become in order to exist (one isn’t born angry but one can become angry):

White privilege (Google definition I found)
White privilege (or white skin privilege) is a term for societal privileges that benefit white people beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. [note 1] These privileges are unearned and are distributed based on values of the dominant group.”

Then again, below is CNN’s newest definition. CNN is the most arrogant, slanted and morally bankrupt excuse for a news organization. And, they are as un-American as one can be. #BoycottCNN


This is absurd and I have never felt more underprivileged in my life. At no time have I ever benefitted from being white-skinned, or incidentally, freckled or tall. But, I have taken a lot of crap…

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