Monday, December 31, 2018

The Best of Times

These are the best of times. If you listen to the news, especial the liberal media, you might think otherwise. You might even think this is the worst of times. Think again.
You don't like how much health care costs? It would be easy to lower the cost. All you need to do is to go back to the health care available in 1950 and the price would plummet. Your health care would plummet too but what the hell.
People living today live better than kings and queens of days back before 1900. You have indoor plumbing, central heat and even air conditioning if you want it. You have a car or a truck. You have regular phones and cell phones. You have computers and the Internet. You have it all. What the hell are you complaining about?
I know, there are some things. Most of those things have to do with stupid political things jammed down our throats by politicians and the media. They claim to know what is best for us but are actually acting in their best interest, not ours. At their worst, they divide us into opposing camps. They say that was once wrong is now right and what was right is now wrong. They want to take away your freedoms so they may better protect you. If only you were as smart and moral as are they, the world would be a better place. So they say.
Forget about them. Embrace you family and live your life on your terms, not theirs. Happy New Year. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Blame/Thank God

If Global Warming/Climate Change is actually happening, you might want to blame or thank God for it.
I'm thinking back to Noah and the Great Flood when God killed off everyone but Noah and his family because of how sinful humans had become.
I'm guessing we are now more sinful than those humans back in the day when the flood cleaned the earth of sinful humans. While it is true that God promised to never use floods to kill off most of the people, no where is it written than He couldn't use a variety of means to accomplish the same end.
Fires and mudslides in California, hurricanes and rising tides along the coasts are just some of the ways God could put a hurting on sinful humans.
And lets not forget all the damage that can be done to Europe and the United States being attacked by illegals entering the country. There are just so many ways to destroy Western Civilization and send all humans into misery to the point they kill each other. Final solution - Nuclear War.
Oh, Happy Days!
Do I believe any of the above will happen? No really but who knows.   

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

So many things to be thankful for.
Thank you God for my wife, my children, my grandchildren.
Thank you for all my aunts, uncles and cousins.
Thank you for my parents and grandparents. Without them there would not be a me, there would not be my children and my grandchildren.
I am also thankful for having a job and for the opportunity to live in this beautiful place called the Adirondacks.
I am thankful for having been born in this country. I worry a lot about it and what might become of it. But even if my deepest fears are realized, probably not until sometime after I die, at least (just like you and me, and those we love) there was a time when the America I love was.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Most Powerful Country

Once upon a time, the United States of American may have been the most powerful country in the World. That time is long gone!
No country should try claiming it is the most powerful country in the world if it can't even defend its borders from unarmed invaders. No country should claim to be the most powerful country in the world if its Commander in Chief has less say so than judges who were not elected by its citizens.
Americans like to say, "We are a nation of laws." The sad fact is that we have become the joke of the world. While China and Russia are not as wealthy as the USA and don't have as many nukes, they do have leaders who have real power, leaders who have not become paper tigers, thanks to lawyers and judges who are the ones who have real power in the Late, Great USA.
Hell! We have not won a war since the end of WW II! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

California Wildfires

While the cost of human life and property is tragic, much of it could have been avoided if some precautions had been taken.
People have been building in areas prone to brush fires. The brush should have been removed. Ever notice how many trees survive these fires? That is because the fires race along at ground level to consume brush and homes at ground level, passing the trees before they get the chance to catch fire.
The problem is not climate change or global warming. It has always been hot and dry in California. The problem is dumb people and dumb governments.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Build the Wall

There is a lack of imagination when talk turns to building a wall along the southern border of the USA to prevent illegal immigration.
The conversation usually revolves around building physical walls and how big they need to be, how much they will cost and do they need to extend across the entire border with Mexico.
All of this talk is not needed if you use your imagination. Use your imagination and the cost drops down to almost nothing and in some cases would actually result in a net cost savings.
Here are two zero cost walls.
One - Stop accommodating the Spanish language. The USA never bothered to make any accommodations for French, German, Italian, Polish, etc. speaking people. People from Europe quickly learned that they needed to learn English if they wanted to survive and become a success in the USA. To treat people who speak Spanish as people who need special consideration demeans them and treats them as too stupid to learn English.
Two - Enforce the law. A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he or she assists an alien whom he or she should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting them to obtain employment, encourages that alien to remain in the U.S., by referring them to an employer, by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.
Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime.
Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying their work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.
When you put the above two border walls in place, you end 99.9% of all illegal immigration and save money while doing so.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Working is not a form of persecution

The illegals need to go back to their country and harvest the bananas we love to eat. There are plenty of jobs in the countries they are leaving. Best hot sauce comes out of Costa Rica. These are all beautiful countries Americans love to visit.
They are not running from persecution unless you consider working a job as a form of persecution.

Under God

The USA ceased being one nation under God when the Supreme Court sanctioned the murdering of unborn children.
Since that date, 1973, the USA has been on a downward slope to immorality. It actually began with the love and peace garbage (if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with) of the mid 1960's but gathered force after the Supreme Court sanctioned murder. It moved forward and downward with sanctioning gay sex, then gay marriage. It now includes allowing those who violate our immigration laws to stay here.
We have become one very sick country where Democrats, liberals, progressives, socialists feel free to attack anyone who disagrees with them about anything. They claim to be morally superior but are morally corrupt, as proven by their actions. Disagree with them and they accuse you of hate crimes.    

Monday, November 5, 2018

The problem with Pro-Choice

The problem with politicians and others who support Pro-Choice, a woman's right to have or not have an abortion, is a way to avoid moral responsibility.
Choosing to have an abortion (or choosing to perform an abortion) is choosing to murder an unborn child.
What is growing inside a woman's womb is a baby, a human baby. It won't grow up to be anything other than human. What is growing inside the woman is not part of her body. It is a separate body growing withing the woman. You can call it an embryo or a fetus. You can call it whatever you want to call it but it is human no matter what you call it.
I can understand and even agree with the idea of not want to put a woman in prison for having an abortion but this desire to not put a woman in jail is not a justification for excusing abortion. It would be far better to treat it as murder but make the punishment community service in a maternity ward. Now when it comes to the abortionist, charge him or her with murder and prosecute accordingly.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Not Me Too Movement

Flat out, I am totally am opposed to the Me Too Movement.
I don't disagree that sexual assault can cause damage all the way from emotional, psychological to physical and in worst cases - death.
But with such a wide level of damage and the fact that not everyone reacts to assault in the same way, it is a serious stretch to throw all into the same basket.
Another problem with the claim of having been sexually assaulted is that without proof (evidence), it remains a claim. But once the claim is made and directed at a particular person, the damage to the person charged can be significant.
Sorry but I do agree with others who say the Me Too Movement has become a witch hunt. The biggest proof is how it has become dangerous to doubt any woman accusing any man of anything.  We are told we MUST believe and MUST shut up! If charged by a woman of having done anything sexually inappropriate, he is guilty until found innocent. I guess the solution in he said - she said disputes is to bind up the man, toss him in the lake and wait to see if he lives or drowns. If he drowns, he was innocent. If he floats and doesn't die, then hang him until he is dead.
I don't hate the women who make sexual charges against men. Some are telling the truth. Some are confused and might suffer from mental problems that cause delusions. Some are liars for whatever reason. The real culprits are the men who buckle in fear of objecting and questioning, and those who use the women to advance their political goals and/or their economic goals.
When charges fly, everyone loses except for the lawyers who make money off of other people's problems.
I have survived the Me Too Movement, so far. Can you?

Friday, September 7, 2018

The disgraced New York Times

This is not a long blog. My point is simple. No news paper can claim to have any integrity if it hides the name of people who write editorials posted in their paper.
This crap started with those two crappy reporters for the Washington Post who hid the name of the person who wanted to use them to drive Nixon from the White House.
If you want to know who inhabits the Swamp, the majority of the Swamp people are reporters who insist on calling themselves journalist. The only creatures lower than them are lawyers and a high percentage of elected officials who are lawyers.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

What Make America Great Again Really Means

Thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY and his stupid statement - "America was never all that great," we can now see where he was wrong and President Trump was right.
America was and is great but why it was and why it still is has been hidden by false ideas of what is meant by its greatness.
Its greatness has always been the possibility, the dream of freedom. It has never been what it can do for you. It has not been about what you can do for it. It is and has been what you can do for you and those you love. No excuses. No promises.
Of course there have always been enemies of the dream. Most notable is every and all forms of bigotry. A close second and often related to bigotry is presumed entitlement based upon race, creed, color, sex, national origin, education, job description, But these are not the fault of America or the American Dream. They are the fault of human nature and that fault has existed in all cultures in all times. It's that human brain looking for excuses. Not my fault. Must be someone else's fault.
Making America Great Again is all about reinstilling in all Americans that their freedom is up to them. It's not something anyone can give you. It's you not taking no for an answer. It's about you demanding of yourself the best you can be. No excuses. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

A Nation of Children

The biggest problem facing the United States of America is that many of its citizens and residents who are not citizens and some of whom are illegally here is their refusal to grow up and take responsibility for their own lives.
This has recently been exemplified by the 30 year old man who sued his parents, demanding his right to live free in their basement and in NFL players demanding their right to protest whatever they want to protest by taking a knee when the National Anthem is being sung and played. The problem is rampant. Democrats refuse to admit that Hillary lost the election fair and square. Blame everything on the Russians. Blame everything on Trump. Blame everyone but never, ever blame yourself. Scream loudly about your rights but never admit to being responsible for anything.
Basically what we have going on is people who are older than 18 having temper tantrums.
Much of this is caused by what is loving called the Welfare State. In and odd twist to their right to life, many actually believe it means everyone has an obligation to feed, clothe, house, provide medical care and some spending money so they can have a good time - while failing to believe they have any obligation to keep alive and give birth to the innocent child they created when having a "really good time."
America, it is well past time to grow up.        

Monday, May 21, 2018

The problem is not guns

Those who argue we need more and better laws limiting who can own/buy a gun are living in a fantasy world. Guns are all over the place and have been all over the place even before this land became the USA. There are millions of them. They are in more house and apartments than you can imagine.
If you care about kids in schools and don't want to see them getting killed by kids in the schools, there is only one solution and it has nothing to do with banning guns nor does it have anything to do with who can purchase a gun.
What is needed is a national law forcing all schools to adopt strict security measures. All doors in schools should be locked. Everyone and anyone, including the kids, need to be scanned with metal detectors. Security cameras need to be operating at all entrances to the school. A security guard should be present at all doors that allow people to enter, including students.
Just remember this. Most inner city schools have had this kind of security in place for many years. This is why you don't hear of mass shootings taking place at inner city schools. The shootings take place in suburban and country schools where the security is lax or no existent.
Wake up America. Debating gun control will only continue the killing.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The late great Democrats

Once upon a time, I was a Democrat. Then somewhere along the way, they went nuts. What happened?
My best guess is that they stopped seeing  individual Americans and started seeing Americans as belonging to groups, or as they prefer to call them, communities. You have your black community, gay community, Muslim community, Hispanic community, and on and on and on.
This was the start of the Democrats going nuts.
The second thing that happened was when the Democrats began to decide that if you didn't agree with them, you were either evil or stupid and maybe both. They, in one word, became "Intolerant."
This intolerance was exacerbated when Trump was elected president.
Now a year and a half after the election, the Democrats still can't believe they lost.They blame everyone and everything but themselves for their loss. Those who voted for Trump need to be educated and Trump must be removed by any and all means needed. They must correct history because they are the only good and intelligent people.
The problem with their thinking is that they are crazy.
Trump has not been able to drain the swamp but he has exposed the Democrats and Republicans who slither about in the D.C. swamp.   

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Dancing Valkyrie 2nd Edition

“The Dancing Valkyrie,” by Adirondack author Peter Klein, is the story of a young woman, Mary Hoffman, who is a librarian by day and who works nights as an erotic dancer at a topless club in Schenectady, NY.
Blood and sex, and of course love, but not the way humans think about it. This is the recurring theme throughout The Dancing Valkyrie.
Mary, needing a rest from her two jobs, a librarian and a dancer, takes a hike along a secluded trail in the Adirondacks of upstate New York where she is saved from two predatory young men by Beth, a beautiful, very rich woman who appears to be only slightly older than Mary. The two join together for the rest of the trail, becoming romantically involved along the way. Beth, it turns out is a very old vampire who quickly introduces Mary to the mystical world she lives in.
The novel follows Mary’s rapid acclimation into being what she was born to be - a vampire with a lust for both blood and sex, and draws to a conclusion when she meets a vampire who lives to kill other vampires - and whose name is Van Helsing.
In an odd way, this is a coming of age story. Mary adjusts to what she has become and tries to carry on the life she led before becoming a vampire. Her love for Beth deepens while she makes friends with some humans and feels an obligation to protect them from humans and other vampires. She doesn’t see herself as evil. Rather she sees being a vampire as a gift she needs to learn how to wisely use.
The new, 2nd Edition is now available from Amazon and Kindle.

Monday, January 1, 2018

So long Facebook

Shortly before the start of 2018, I deleted my Facebook account.
I won't go into the reason why but I will say I learned some interesting things when I deleted it.
Facebook is a trap. Not only is it addictive, it is also a private club. If you are not a "Member" of Facebook, you can't visit anyone or any group that has a Facebook "account." That's the bad news. The good news is no one can visit you. No more sharing.
How did we ever survive with out sharing?
Well there was sending photos via email to family and friends. There was also seeing each other in person.  In person! How strange was that??
You know, I never was one for private clubs. I guess the mistake I made was thinking Facebook was kind of like this blog.where I can say anything, share anything and do so without forcing anyone to be part of the "community."
So, I know say to Facebook to go jump in the lake like some people recently did in Long Lake, NY, on Dec. 30, 2017.