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Monday, January 15, 2018

Holy 'Holes'

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here." - President Donald Trump (Allegedly)

Trump denies saying it.  Republicans in the meeting where it was supposedly said say he didn't say it...But Democrat Senator Dick'Head' Durbin says he did say it - and he leaked it to the press.

It sounds like the way Trump would ask this question, so let's just assume he did say it.

"President Donald Trump is absolutely right. Africa is a continent of shit...When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power. When you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate innocent civilians. Frankly, it must be said that it's crap." - Mamady Traore (West African Sociologist)

"The idea that you are not allowed to say that they’re pretty crummy countries, Haiti for example or El Salvador, I’ve been in both of them - that’s why people are leaving them to come here…So I don’t understand what the sin is. You’re not allowed to point out that other countries aren’t as good places to live as America?...The people who left those countries, some of them rode trains all the way through Mexico or they hid in the wheel well of a plane to leave, they would agree with that. So why the outrage?...You have to lie and pretend...We’ve gotten to a place where no one can be honest about anything." – Tucker Carlson

Truthfully, I'm praying he did say it.  And I'm hoping he's smart enough to force an answer out of Congress when it comes to the matter, because the reality is we don't need any more people coming to America who have nothing to offer it...Remember, our immigration policy is supposed to help Americans - work, add to the economy, pay taxes, etc.  It is not a welfare program for the worlds worst off.

And his question wasn't just about Africa or Asia or South America.  It was about all of the world - most of which is a "shithole"!

For those who are offended by Trump's profanity (or mine), get over yourself.  He talks like we all talk, and I don't want to hear the 'He isn't speaking presidential' BS...He was in a private meeting, and Dick'Head' Durbin is the one who decided to run out to the press with it.

Also, don't kid yourself for a minute into thinking Trump is the first Prez who's ever spoken like this...Every President in modern memory has - including Obama.  If anything, Trump is quite tame compared to some of our better cursing Presidents.

Here's just one article about this topic.

So back to the original issue:  We better all hope and pray Trump, or someone with half a brain, is thinking about the people we let in the U.S.  Because if we don't get control of it soon, we are going to become just like the countries all of these people are fleeing.

"If you inundate your country with people from 'shitholes,' how can you be surprised when your country turns to shit?" - Poison Pero


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This day should properly be Civil Rights Day:  MLK was a great man, but the civil rights movement didn't begin or end with him. Though he was undoubtedly the most effective and powerful of its leaders. The spirit of this day is the celebration of America's civil rights advances, and as such I am certain Reverend King would agree such a day should honor all of those who ignited and forwarded the civil rights cause.

I'm also quite certain Reverend King would be disgusted by many of the modern pretenders who have disgraced his legacy by claiming to carry the banner of MLK (Jackson, Sharpton, etc.)...He would be especially disgusted by the white, race-baiting clowns who use race as a tool to forward Leftism.

For those who don't know, some of the other great civil rights leaders are: Rosa ParksJackie RobinsonMartin Luther King Jr., Frederick DouglasGeorge Washington CarverSojournor Truth. (click the links to read about each)


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Dr. King's dream today a nightmare
By Mychal Massie
Originally Posted @ World Net Daily

(Jan. 15, 2018), is the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Signs, posters, radio/TV ads and the all-inclusive holiday sale will remind us that it's time for America, as a nation, to remember the injustices he fought.

Preachers will preach special sermons, teachers will have special lesson plans, and politicians, coupled with the usual colliers of immiseration, will pose for photo-ops. All will reference how he fought for the freedom, equality and dignity of blacks. There will be marches, chants and choruses of "we shall overcome" – all of which will be carefully designed and presented to omit the fact that we have "overcame" [sic].

Sadly, but certainly not unexpectedly, Dr. King's day of national commemoration has devolved into a day of misrepresentation of what he actually stood for: "blame the white capitalistic system" in general, "white conservatives" specifically, and "immiseration rallies" ad nauseum. I submit it is time to honor his memory in truth and honesty. I am long since wearied of the dissociative falsities surrounding his life and words.

Speaking of his life – it is enough to say he put it on the line, literally, every day. He didn't retreat – he didn't apologize. He didn't distort the truth – he instead offered it up for America and the world to see. Presentation of the undiluted truth was a sulfuric colonic to the racist elements of his day. It was reality TV before islands, desperate wives and trying to impress casino owners.

Dr. King didn't need to invent injustice – being denied the right to vote, eat, purchase and live where he chose didn't need inventing. Same was the zeitgeist of his environs. Beatings, fire hoses and attack dogs in the hands of the hate-filled didn't need embellishing – it needed only to be seen every night on the evening news for the conscience of America to demand change.

Truth can be denied by the darkness of hatred and by the recalcitrant, but it can never be disproved, nor can it ultimately be diminished. But some forms of truth are less transpicuous than others, thus the reason uninformed and uneducated people are so easily misled.

While there are any number of scholarly positions that would be open to cogent and reasoned debate were Dr. King still alive, what is not open for debate are his position on segregation, be it codified or self-imposed, or his position on drinking from the cup of bitterness and resentment that so many blissfully imbibe from today. And when we read:

"In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

"We must forever conduct our struggles on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence...The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers…realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedoms..."

It gives us some indication of what he may have thought or said to the Jacksons, Sharptons, Farrakhans or Julian Bonds of today. Who cares to speculate per his opinion of the National Urban League president, Mark Morial, who praised Planned Parenthood as a "good organization," even though the Ugandan parasite, Idi Amin, murdered fewer Africans during his entire bloodthirsty reign than the number of black babies Planned Parenthood casually murders annually with the blessing of so-called black leadership.

What would he say of his dream today – when we examine the devastating effect personal and social irresponsibility has had on the black family? We can but wonder how he would feel about black gangs, drugs, educational largesse, generational welfare and the damning results of the Great Society Initiative.

Perhaps instead of preening for photo-ops, the feckless fantasia called liberal politicians and black leadership would better spend their time trying to remember exactly what Dr. King's dream was – because their version of same more closely resembles the nightmare of nocturnal occlusion.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

Thursday, January 04, 2018

THIS (past 3) WEEK(s) IN PICTURES

It'll be 25 pics since it's a much longer period than usually 🙂
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

A History of New Year's

Original Post @ Cojoweb

January 1st is considered New Years Day in today's society. But this is a fairly new concept because up until the time of Julius Caesar, the Romans celebrated the New Year in March because it was the first month in the Roman calendar. However, January 1 marked the time when the Romans changed their governmental figures and new consuls were inducted into office. And, they had games and feasting to help celebrate the new officials. But, they still used March 1 as their official mark of the new year and had a festival to their god, Mars (God of War).

It was Caesar who changed the Roman New Year's Day to January 1 in honor of Janus, (God of all beginnings and gate keeper of heaven and earth). Janus was always depicted with two faces: One looking back to the old year (past) and one looking ahead to the new year (future). One of the customs in the festival honoring Janus was to exchange gifts and then make resolutions to be friendly and good to one another.

When Constantine ruled the Romans and accepted Christianity as their new faith, they kept the Festival of Janus as the New Years Day ( Not March as before) and turned it into a day of prayer and fasting and not parties etc. It was a day for all good Christians to turn over a new leaf. However, the Romans may have accepted January 1 and Janus as the New Year, but many did not accept the turning over a new leaf, prayer and fasting part of it.

However, even in 1582, Great Britian and the English colonies in America still kept March for the beginning of the year. (Spring as a beginning?) It wasn't until 1752 that Britian (and it's colonies) adopted the new Gregorian calendar and January 1 as the beginning of the year. But many Puritans in New England felt Janus was an offensive pagan god and chose to simply ignore January 1 as a New Years Day. Instead they just made the entire month of January as "The First Month" of the months.

And, today no one really considers January 1 a fasting day. Ironically, for many it is a major day of feasting on junk food and watching football games on television.

How did New Year's Resolutions all begin?
Once again, we go back to the wild and crazy parties of the ancient Romans. :) They indulged themselves in alcoholic and sexual excess as a way of acting out all the chaos that they hoped a new year would get rid of. So, the New Year's festival was a way to start over. By purging yourself of all this so-called excess energy and confessing your sins, there was a hope that you would be much better in the next year ahead.

Now, the Puritans never did approve of all this New Year's hoopla. So of course they went for this religious renewal of cleanse, purge, fast, confess idea. So they encouraged young people not to waste the new year on foolish things but to use it as an opportunity to make a good change in their lives for the good. So, like some Christians, they made New Year's vows or pledges focused on overcoming their own weaknesses, to enhance their god-given talents and to make them better citizens to others.
The custom of making New Year's Resolutions came into vogue in the 20th century. But most of it was done with jest and an understanding that they would not be kept (for long anyway) since humans were naturally backsliders by nature to their naughty habits and ways.

The resolutions today are simply a secular version of the religious vows made in the past toward spiritual perfection. They are often made with good intentions and broken with a sense of humor and renewed annually.
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AULD LANG SYNE

The song, 'Auld Lang Syne,' is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the New Year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700's, it was first published in 1796 after Burns' death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, 'Auld Lang Syne' literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days."

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'Auld Lang Syne'

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Jeff - RIP (Dec. 29-30)


The day of Jeff's death always brings out a lot of emotions for me - and many others I am sure...I still can't get over how young he was when he died, nor the way he perished.  But it is what it is.

I recently came across the picture above - a celebration we had with the family for Jeff's 30th birthday.  It was a great event, and one we need to repeat more often...We all had a great time, eating and doing shots in Jeff's honor, recalling the fun times we had with our son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend.  And we all cried it out when we realized it was time to go home - I don't think any of us had thought ahead to the reality of how painful it was going to be to end the event - realizing Jeff wasn't leaving with us.  That is what it is as well.

When looking at this picture, I remembered another thing, and that is us four are the last of our male line of Caruthers...Jeff was our last hope for another boy.  Unfortunately, he never had any children.  I'm betting he would have been a good father.  I know he wanted to be a dad, and to be a good one.  But it is what it is, and it wasn't meant to be.

Grandpa, my dad and I are far to old to be responsibly having any more kids - though I do root for grandpa finding a filly to take one last shot at it.  LOL!...And I'm also not going to count it if any of our daughters or granddaughters lose their mind and go trans - becoming a 'boy' carrying our name.  I hope us Caruthers die out without ever getting this nuts, but our country has lost its mind and maybe one of ours will opt to join the open-air-insane-asylum which is all around us.  I pray this is never what it is.

So, the picture you see above is truly the last of our branch of the Caruthers...It's too bad, but it is what it is.

I love and miss you, Brother...I think of you often - I hope somehow you know that this is what it is as well.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

A History of Christmas

"In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.' Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.' When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.' So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them." - Luke 2:1-18


I am not a Christian, but as a historian and someone who lives in the Western world I am thankful for the values which have sprung from the birth and death of Jesus Christ...Regardless of how I feel about him as a man - or as more than a man.

I hope you will read the article below.  It is an exceptional history of Christmas - from ancient to modern times, with a special section on Christmas in the U.S.

By:  Mark Alexander

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Greeting Cards for My Friends

To My Liberal Friends:  Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2017, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes.

To My Conservative Friends:  Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!
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**I don't know where these 'Greeting Cards' originated, but not even Hallmark has made two that are more appropriate.

Have a Very Merry Christmas...Or 'whatever-it-is' Liberals want to call it.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Different Christmas Poem

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really alright,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me."

"My Gramps died at Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram' always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam,'
And now it is my turn and so, here I am."

"I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile."

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue...an American flag.

"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."


CDR Jeff Giles, USN

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

'The Christmas Truce'

Think Christmas isn't special?  Well, what else could stop a World War?  Even if for only a day.

"On Christmas Eve, the soldiers in the field agreed not to fire on one another.  That night, on a front where five days earlier there had been savage fighting the guns fell silent."

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

What REAL Americans Do During the National Anthem

I figured I'd jump into Christmas week on a super upbeat note...There is no better way to do this than seeing REAL Americans showing their respect and pride in our GREAT COUNTRY.

And nothing gives me more hope for the future of our country than to see THESE AMAZING YOUNG PEOPLE...They truly are our only hope for getting out of the mess we have spent over 50-years creating.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

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