Delftsman

July 16, 2013

I'm back !

I know I haven't posted in a Loooooong time,seems I had forgotten my log in info (yeah, Im a dumbass...)but I finally figured out how to get back in.

What's happened in the time between? Lots1, too much to go into, the main thing is that I had found my soulmate, Beth. We had great joy in each other's company. We bought a house, a motocycle fo me, and we looked forward to many happy years together.... Alas it was not to be. Beth was diognosed with ovarian cancer in April. She fought the good fight, but her body just couldn't withstand the ravages of the cancer, the cancer drugs ,and a savage strep/ecoli infection that started due to her weakened immune system.

She died at 0717 on July 6,2013.

This event has turned my whole world upside down, no it's more than that, I no longer have a world, just a dark place I exist in. I know it's a normal part of the grieving process, but it sure sucks...

I intend to try to start posting again on a regular basis, but please bear with me if they don't come daily.

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August 03, 2012

GO Aggies !

On June 28, Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, a Texas A&M alum, was killed during a training exercise at Fort Bragg by another solder who then shot himself. The Westboro Baptist Church, known for protesting soldiers' funerals with anti-gay messages, posted plans to show up at Tisdale's funeral on their website.

A fellow "Aggie", Ryan Slezia, came up with a plan to create a human wall to block any protesters from getting near the funeral, and invited fellow Texas A&M students and alum to join. One participant tweeted that over 650 people showed up in maroon shirts to create a "maroon wall".

It appears that the Westboro protestors never showed up.

Ms. Delftsman is a proud Aggie, and I am a Patriot Guard Rider; had we resided in N.C., you can be assured that we both would have been proudly wearing maroon shirts in that line.

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A&M has had a long proud tradition of supporting the military, I'm glad to see that tradition has continued to the present crop of students.

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Evolution

Baums World made this video comparing what Ear Leader has said in the past and Chick-Fil-A about the sanctity of marriage, as per usual, Obama has "evolved"...

H/T Cheapshot

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August 02, 2012

Another Executive Order

According to the Daily Caller, on July 26,2012, our Ear Leader issued yet another ill-advised Executive Order establishing a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.”

The order,called the "White House Initiative On Educational Excellence”, proposes that school discipline be administered on the basis of the race of the offender.

The language of the order contends that Black students are disciplined disproportionally in relation to other races. It doesn't propose to ascertain whether or not Blacks offend at higher rates; it just assumes that they are disciplined at a higher rate, and that that higher rate is the result of institutional racism.

My response: The Obama Administration; reverse racism at it's finest.

I can't believe that anyone can look at this proposed program and NOT say W. T. F.!?! Even Black parents should be outraged by this.

Waiting for the LSM to go balls to the wall with this story....crickets chirping in the night.

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August 01, 2012

Humor of the day

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Warren Mao Speaks

Elizabeth Warren want's us to be more like China:

The first problem is mathematical. U.S. gross domestic product is about $15 trillion a year. Increasing infrastructure “investment” to the 9% Chinese level that Ms. Warren cites would mean an additional $1 trillion a year in government spending. That’s an immense spending increase. To put it in context, the entire federal government spent about $3.6 trillion in 2011, on revenues of about $2.3 trillion.

If Ms. Warren really wants to spend $1 trillion a year more on infrastructure, she’d need to eliminate all national defense spending ($705 billion) or all Social Security spending ($730 billion) and then find another more than quarter trillion dollars.

Where would this money come from?

Taxing the "rich"?, not nearly enough money there...not to mention that it would collapse our economy in one fell swoop,,,and by the way, we are ALREADY $15.4 Trillion in debt; how are we to pay that off?


But maybe we should try her plan – which of course would first require total elimination of (at a minimum): EPA, NHTSA, labor unions, minimum wage, and all entitlements (everyone works comrade – no excuses).
Sorry PETA, Green Peace, Seirra Club, et al, we don't have the bucks to care about the snail darters, forests, or spotted owls anymore.


That might not be a bad trade….

What could possibly go wrong? /sarcasm

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Intolerance or WHY do we Tolerate Liberalism?

Rob Bluey has a great post over at Hot Air that showcases the intolerance exhibited by the Liberal/Progressives far better than I ever could.

My only question is: WHY do we tolerate the Liberal Left ?!?

My only answer to that is that the Conservative/Moderate movement is truly the only side that IS tolerant.

Your mileage may vary.

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Co-Exist ?

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Chick-Fil-A

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I was reading over at Huff Po (studying the enemy, so to speak) when I saw this article about the Chick=Fil-A controversy.

Beth and I went to Chick-Fil-A this afternoon for lunch to show support for the owner's First Amendment rights. Prior to this, I had never eaten at a C-F-A. When we arrived, we found that traffic was backed up for a block on both streets of the intersection; the drive through line was in a double line around the building, and it was difficult to open the door to enter, as the building was packed to the rafters.

After getting in, it was only a couple of minutes to get to the front of the order line; then there was a 35 minute wait until our order was filled. NO ONE complained about the wait, indeed, there was an atmosphere of joy that the turnout was so large. The day of support had turned into an EVENT of like minded people.

No matter what the Mayors of Chicago and Boston had to say about the issue; here in the Middle Country, the PEOPLE support Chick-Fil-A.

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