Jack, Hack, McInerney and McCain

Jack Murphy wrote a piece titled Veterans, not even war heroes, are as sacred as Americans try to pretend they are.  As a military brat/spouse of a lifetime to include  many, many years, it is easy to understand Jack’s feelings toward John McCain and Thomas McInerney. I have my own issues with #HeroWorship regardless of the job a person holds, especially when it comes to politics, see: The Candidate: Scrutinize every Military Veteran and ask tough, pointed questions.

Additional thoughts about McCain from the late, David H. Hackworth in January 2000: 

ARE McCAIN’S HANDLERS PLAYING THE WRONG CARD?

 

 

 

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Queso de Chihuahua and Cinco de Mayo

Oh my goodness. You have not had Queso until you have had Queso de Chihuahua! It is absolutely buttah, Baby!

My friend, who is from the Colonies, went home to see family for a mini-vacation and brought back a wonderful chunk of queso as a gift. It is a deliciously light, creamy, dreamy, smooth like fresh, butter white queso. I cannot even describe the wonderful texture and taste of this cheese though after some searching this is explanation, though interesting, does not do it justice. It is truly something you have to experience because I have never seen or tasted a queso quite like it. 

Thank you Divine Miss M! 

On another note, here is the story of Cinco de Mayo, The Battle of Puebla, courtesy of History.com and another fascinating read from FoxNews.com: It’s Cinco de Mayo — Don’t be a misinformed, insensitive nitwit…

Cinco de Mayo. Who needs a reason to celebrate? 

Yeah, not us. And in this house, we do it without the booze. We choose Queso de Chihuahua and Herb Alpert. (Ting!

Donate: Which Conservative Cause?

In today’s current political climate there is a revival of sorts going on in the Conservative movement. It reminds me of the Second Great Awakening, where churches popped up on every corner clamoring for members to be baptized in a particular congregation. So when a new friend asked me about my thoughts on where to participate and donate to help the conservative vision it seemed like posting here was a good place to start.
Often I give to the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) Candidates directly: https://www.senateconservatives.com/races  I know SCF vets those they endorse. If a candidate lies to them and votes contrary to conservative principles, they revoke support for that candidate. That is why I check to see who’s who and to support those candidates in particular. Jim DeMint started SCF. It is a consistently conservative organization. 
I have donated to David Horowitz’s Freedom Center because there are many great thinkers and writers on FrontPageMag.com, and David has so many irons in the fire to assault the lies of the left. My last big donation was for the archival quality volumes of The Black Book of the American Left. I have been a big fan of his since the 1990’s.
Currently I am donating to Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) because it seems like Jim DeMint understands what needs to be done. I do so waiting to see what good he is bringing about. He is working to unite an army of activists in supporting honorable men and women. As CPI bears good fruit, I will be increasing that donation. 
As a Heritage Action Sentinel, my donations there began slowly and to be honest, my donation is embarrassingly minimal. 
By subscribing to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV, I feel like my time and money is well spent being well educated about the things that matter most. I really believe in Glenn’s vision and am looking forward to increasing donations to his company, MercuryOne.org
 
A few years ago I decided to check myself from getting sucked into funding every good cause. There are many wonderful causes, groups, and sincere people doing marvelous things.  It was overwhelming. Therefore, I prayerfully made a conscious decision to reduce and simplify my life, and to know where to best donate.  In order to focus on what matters most to me, I choose to give more money to a few organizations. 
Hope these thoughts are helpful. 

Going off Facebook for a season

Several weeks ago I thought about going off Facebook. Then the scandal hit. Well, it actually has been hitting for years, it just became blatantly obvious to millions as it got picked up in the news. 

So by Tuesday midmorning I will take a sabbatical from my Facebook. You can find me here, Instagram, and on Twitter. Well, Twitter for a while longer. I am thinking about going off it too. 

Cheerio until next time. 

Additional Reading: 
  1. Facebook scrambling to explain why Zuckerberg could pluck his messages out of other people’s inboxes
  2. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak leaves Facebook over treatment of users’ private data
  3. Why You Shouldn’t Delete Facebook After The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Forged and Tempered: Men of Consequence

The rise of a third party will probably increase the power to the Progressive Party for a long run. I agree with the premise we should vote for honest, upright candidates not for a party and we should point out the who’s who voting for the Progressive Party Platform. 

Mick Mulvaney gave a great interview on Fox News, as far as questions were asked but apparently interest rates will spike or could if they do not keep the economy going.

So my question is: For the next two years do we really believe, with this betrayal by bundled bills, Congressional Leaders will take back excessive spending practices by the power of the purse when they pull these kind of stunts with excessive spending and bailouts?

The meager tax reform bill that was passed, the one the House GOP and Leaders keep patting themselves on their backs about, is a total joke with the passing of the current excessive spending in this two year bill. 

“Future legislation should scrub the tax code of all subsidies for privileged interests and permanently extend a majority of the tax cuts contained in the act.” ~ The Senate’s Ugly Budget Deal Would Trample on the Success of Tax Reform

Bottom line: Mike Lee plainly and succinctly explains it here:

Thank you Thomas Massie and Mike Lee for being men of consequence.

Additional Reading: 

  1. It’s time for the Forgotten Man Caucus: Our freedom is not to be bartered away.
  2. What happened to ‘combat standards won’t be lowered’?
  3. LAUDABLE PURSUIT by Senator Mike Lee

 

The break is over

Taking a break after writing every day for 365 days has been absolutely wonderful. Yes, it has been fantastic to not blog every day. No, I did not miss writing every day. It became a chore.  Nonetheless, I am back, Baby! Four days free and I am back!

Speaking of back… mine is doing much better. It will be three weeks on the 6th since that major bum & back whack. The tendons and muscles are doing well. Probably another three weeks and I should be back on track for light to moderate working out. I am so ready to get back in the box. Rowing and CrossRope are calling my name.

In the meantime, the house is officially on the market. It is in excellent shape. Doggies still think they are in Doggie Heaven. And I am enjoying the laidback feelings of my neighborhood and the beauty of my home until it sells.

Glad we have plenty of time to hang and are in no rush to sell.

Peace out.