— Leaving the Internet. — Part 1

Yes! They say you can NEVER leave the internet… AND “THEY” are right! You cannot! As was stated to Neo, “the Matrix has you.” We have all been living in the artificial construct, that we feel gives us a voice and makes us feel that our voice matters. You cannot really “leave” the internet, because…

— Upgrading A Vintage Shotgun – Remington 870 Wingmaster

It’s said (by “them”) that everyone should have a shotgun! Well, I agree.  I’ve been looking for the past couple of years.  I was think Semi-Auto but they cost more than I want to spend on a firearm that I’ll have merely for fun.  I’ve thought about new shotguns, but I don’t like most of…

— Why the AR-15 Cannot Be Banned – They multiply!!!

When you look at the AR-15 rifle, you see the height of contemporary firearm technology.  Technological improvements do not stop, and that includes with firearms.  The musket, and the revolvers, were always doomed to extinction.  Much contemporary firearms technology has met on the AR-15 platform.  There are more than 160 manufacturers, and thousands of companies…

— Drake White — Singing In A VW Bus

If you didn’t know it, I’m digging this musician named Drake White.  He’s come out of no where to sing a couple of really good songs, Making Me Look Good Again, and Grin’in. In this video, he’s singing a song called, The Coast Is Clear (Run With The Bulls).  I don’t know if it’s one…

— Drake White — Great Musician You Haven’t Heard Of… Yet!

Have you ever heard of Drake White?  Yea, that’s what I thought.  I heard him one day while at lunch in one of our amazing Texas saloons.  I stress that, because, I’m not sure what genre he fits within.  I like “Americana” music and I think he probably qualifies.  The themes of some of his…

— The Yellow Rose Of Texas — An Ironic Origin of the Song

You’ve heard the song, The Yellow Rose Of Texas, right?  Have you ever wondered what it was about?  (If you have, you’re probably a Texan).  Regardless of all of the famous singers over the past 100 years that have sang a version of it, what would you say if I told you that that original…

— I Give Up… I Forgive All White People For Slavery (Not That It Matters).

Do I really have to say it?  Are we really living in such crazy times that we have zero perspective?  Well, apparently we are!  You have people seriously claiming that all white people suffer from “White Privilege”.  But the only way “whites” (doesn’t that sound derogatory) don’t suffer of this hence hidden disease, is through…

— How Are Democrats Blaming Republicans For Slaves Being 3/5ths Of A Man?

Every so often I hear a person say something about America’s history…  Usually, it is some angry Democrat reminding those that have the audacity to believe that America is fundamentally, a good country; that in the past, Americans thought black people were 3/5ths of a person.  Now is that fair? No, it’s not quite “fair”. …

— Why I Chose A Gun — A Ted Talk Worth Watching

I happen to be looking at Travel Trailer RV videos on Youtube (as many story’s start nowadays), when I saw an enticing article, “Why I Chose A Gun”.  I noted that it was a Ted Talk.  Looking closer I noted that it was from Amsterdam, and that there was a General speaking with a lovely…

— It IS Time For A Color Blind Government…

It’s time to end this!  Alot of people SAY that we should have a Color Blind “Society”; but well, the irony of it all, is that they don’t really want a color blind society.  Many of the people who claim they want one, always seem to support Affirmative Action and other programs that benefit some,…

— The Best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter EVER

Kazushi Sakuraba.  That’s right.  I said EVER.  I’m just getting to the Punch.  Let’s not argue about this.  He’s the best!  His record may not be perfect (at 26W-17L; yikes).  But he changed MMA for all those who came after him.  ‘And he was ALWAYS fun to watch. He Made MMA An Art Form At…

— Mexico And The United States — Are We Really Good Neighbors?

Yes, we do share a common border.  The US and Mexico are neighbors.  But are we good neighbors?  Any two people can live next door to each other, but that is only enjoyable and comfortable, when both feel their property (and sovereignty) is being respected by the other.  We have to ask ourselves, if either…

— Another Interesting Band — The Dead South

I’ve always been into odd music.  I appreciate the creativity that goes into making a song that sounds like no other.  You’ve heard my thoughts on Trampled By Turtles, and Valerie June.  Well, here’s another interesting band that goes its own way.  Like those others, I’d also call it “American Music”.  It seems like a…

— Did The Russians Really Hack The US Election? — Who Do You Trust???

Listen…  Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump.   It’s over!  Trump will be President in 17 days; but instead of accepting the outcome, many Democrats are claiming that the Russians “hacked” the election and therefore the US must take some action against them… Obama responded by kicking out 35 personnel associated with the Russian Diplomatic mission…

— My Ancestry DNA Results

Alright!  Back in May, I wrote about how I was gonna try Ancestry DNA to see what my DNA points back to.  And after a job change, a nasty hail storm, a totaled car, a crazy political season, and a holiday or two; I’m finally gonna write about what I learned.  I was curious to…

— Hillary or Trump — Who Does Putin Want To Be President???

There’s currently a lot of talk of how the Russians want to sway the upcoming American elections.  The White House, Democrat Party, and their Presidential Candidate, have blamed the Russians for hacking their servers and releasing their emails even though they have no proof.  Its worthy to note that no one has denied that the…

— Do You Actually Own Your House — A Quick Thought

After you’ve made all of the payments on your house, you thought you’d enjoy the evidence of your labor.  You’ve paid oodles and oodles of dollars out for the last 15, 25, or 30 years.  You’ve loaded your house up with furniture, your personal goods, and other useless junk, that took a lifetime to collect. …

— My Mistake. Apparently Some Of Us Are Determined To Be Slaves!

Remember Slavery?  When you didn’t get to make any decisions over your own life?  When you couldn’t pick up and leave anytime you wanted to?  When a master (or mistress) got to make your decisions for you… over what you ate, what you wore, and who you got to talk to?  When you had to…

— Is It An “Assault Rifle”, or a “Contech Rifle?”

Expecting Firearms to NOT evolve despite the natural progression of technology, would be akin to expecting the car NOT to evolve.  Think about a 1955 Mercedes 300 SL and a 2016 Mercedes Gullwing.  Both cars share a direct lineage, and were/are the height of automotive technology at the times they were built, and the 1955…

— BREXIT from one American’s Perspective

Two days until the vote (23 June 2016).  The British people have a referendum on the “BREXIT”.  BREXIT, is the term used to describe a BRitish EXIT from the European Union (EU).  The EU experiment has grown into a 28 nation-state economic, and socio-political group meant to protect and stabilize the individual nations, by YES,…

— Trying out Ancestry DNA — This will be interesting…

[After You Read This. Go Read My Results] OK, I’ve always thought that getting my DNA analyzed might be kind of interesting.  I mean, who doesn’t want to know where their “Ancestors,” or at least their “genes” came from?  Would it change your outlook on life, if you learned something significant about where your genes…

Happy “Texas Independence Day”

Happy March 2nd!  If you’re from, living in, familiar with, or moving to, Texas, you’ll know that today is Texas’ Independence Day.  It was this day in March of 1836 that “Texians” (the non-hispanic residents of the area) let Mexico know, they were declaring their independence.  Mexico would send in its military, and the Texas…

— A Real Gunfighter — From California

Lance Thomas was a meager watch store owner in Santa Monica California; of all places.  He was put in the position of having to fight off a few robbers.  He killed 6 would-be robbers and wounded 3 or 4 more over his last few years of his career.  He had no military or police background,…

— The Battle Of Blair Mountain — Have you Heard of it?!?!

What If I told you that at one point in Americas history, up to 13,000 people took up arms and fought nearly 3500 police, government officials, government-supported corporations, and military personnel?  And what if I told you that more than a million rounds were exchanged between Americans in that battle over a 3-day period? ‘And…

— The Darkside Of White-Washing the American Civil War, and its Monuments

There is no doubt that the Civil War was rough.  It pitted American against American; and family member against family member.  It was about keeping the nation together, and States Rights, – Yes, largely due to some states wanting to allow the ownership of people.  Abraham Lincoln, and the Republicans fought to end the practice, …

— Santa Got Arrested On The Southern Border!

OK, What would you say if I told you Santa got arrested on the Southern Texas (and US, I Guess) border?  Well, he did! Kinda…  Here’s what went down: The US Border Patrol received a report from a local rancher, of a possible subject, dressed as Santa, attempting to illegally enter the US.  But this…

— The Curious Comparison of The IRS… And ISIS

Now, we all hate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)! Even the people who work for the IRS… hate the IRS.  But there’s a curious comparison that can be made between the IRS, and the Islamic State Of Iraq and Lavant (ISIL), known as Daesh, and technically different, but colloquially called, “ISIS”.  And sure it may…

— “Magazines” or “Clips” — An Idiots Guide

OK, I thought I’d make this so simple that even a Politician could understand it.  I’m going to explain the difference between a “clip” and a “magazine”.  I’m going to try my best to be non-partisan and just explain it.  I’m not going to point out the fact that “supposedly” smart people like; Harry Reid,…

— The Main Reason Why Ben Carson Will Not Be President

OK, Keeping in mind that this is only one man’s opinion, and that I’ve predicted who was going to become President Years Ago now;  I’m going to tip-toe around and explain why Ben Carson; WONT BE PRESIDENT!  Feel free to disagree with me, but don’t get all butt-hurt.  I don’t need all the annoying death…

— Two Aesop’s Fables — And Contemporary America

Aesop was a Greek, wise man, Philosopher, and story-teller who lived around the year 620-560 B.C..  He wrote hundreds of fables (or stories with lessons) that have survived since he wrote them.  His fables were adapted into many fairy tales that you likely recognize, including such tales as, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  If you…

— Liberty, Freedom, the US Government, and Trans-Fats…

So here we are in 2015.  The US Government, through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unilaterally decided that they will give (allow) manufacturers three years to remove trans-fats from America’s food.  They’ve unilaterally made the Final Determination! …And some people (those who support big government, or trusts big government’s intentions) are cheering the…

— Some Illegal Alien Border Invasion Photos – To Brighten Your Day

We all know the Southern Border of the United States is being invaded by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and even countries from the Middle East, and Africa.  We literally have millions of Illegal Aliens living in our country benefiting from resources that they are not entitled to. …

— Where’s Ted Cruz? — He Needs To Find New Advisers (Already)

Alright, I’ve already Predicted Ted Cruz would win the Presidency in 2016. Yes, I predicted it 3 years in advance but apparently, Cruz is getting some bad advice! [Admittedly, I’m beginning to question my prediction of Rand Paul as VP due to his manic and disloyal campaigning thus far] It seems Cruz has probably hired…