Thursday, November 11, 2010

Solutions for America

Can't remember who pointed me to it, but take a look at it, and if you love freedom, act accordingly.

Solutions for America | The Heritage Foundation

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Republic vs. A Democracy

Here's some good reading for understanding of types of governments. I love the info in it, but also loved one of the closing statements:
"“Like Oprah wants another donut,” he said."
Take a few minutes and read it.

A Republic vs. A Democracy by John Silveira Issue #90

TN Constitutional Amendment

When we went to the polls Tuesday, one thing on the ballot in TN was a constitutional amendment for the state. Short version reads, "Passage of this amendment would allow the citizens of this state to have the personal right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law." Source

Of course I voted for it, but it seems that many other Tennesseans like the idea of more freedom. The end results?

Yes - 1,255,840
No - 181,465

Yep, about 7-1 in favor of PROTECTING the RIGHT to hunt and fish. Pre-existing right, just like those listed in the BoR, now it is simply codified into law. Good stuff.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

And They Turn to Eat Their Own

Via both Mike and Alvie comes this. It is worth the read. Consider how bad it has to be if his own people are turning on him, and what that means for our country.

Part 2:White House Insider: "President Obama is lost. Absolutely lost." | Newsflavor

Interesting day . . .

So, this past Sunday was pretty crazy. Most of my days tend to be that way anymore, but Sunday was more so than usual on three counts.

First, my wife asked me if I could change the battery on the car of one of her female friends. No problem, right? Well, turns out it's one of those batteries you have to pull the tire off and the battery is behind the fender. New experience, no big deal, that is, until I realize Wal-Mart gave the girl the wrong battery - top post when it was supposed to be side post. Ugh. Add that to the list of reasons I don't like that place. So, she gets the right battery, I put it on (It's now turned into an almost 3 hour project, counting the trip back to the store), and I go about my business. Now, the bad part about this battery thing is that this girl's car has needed the battery put in for 2 MONTHS. The reason it wasn't done? None of her male friends were capable of changing it. Bunch of college guys, unable to change a battery. That's enough to start a rant about the wussification of America's men. But I digress . . .

Well, my business carries me to Fred's (store). On this particular day I chose to open carry my handgun. I've done it dozens of times, most of the time people hardly blink. Not today. I go back to the cleaning supplies, turn the corner, and a worker is there (black man about my age). He looks up as I'm walking towards him, and loudly proclaims, "You've got a gun!" I smile, nod, and keep minding my business. One of his co-workers comes around the corner as he again says, "That guy's got a gun!"
"The guy in the yellow shirt?"
. . .unimportant conversation . . .then to me . . .
"You a cop?"
"No," I shake my head.
"You have your gun permit?"
"Yes," I nod.
A short conversation ensued, after which I was glad neither one of them had guns for lack of maturity, though the guy talked like he wanted to carry. He doesn't have the discipline to jump through the hoops. Good. Even though I still believe those hoops shouldn't exist. He still wouldn't carry.

Finally, I get home to continue working on my barn and building the nesting boxes for some chickens I am getting ready to buy. There are a couple of small birds in the barn landing on my sunflowers and apparently trying to find a way out, not noticing the gigantic opening on the side that is both unfinished and has a door wide open. No big deal, I've been in plenty of barns with birds. What followed is what hadn't happened before. I was measuring and marking some OSB board for a cut, bent over, and one of the birds mistook my back for a perch! That was a weird feeling. It's amazing how light they are. I barely felt it.

Thus concluded the interesting afternoon/evening. As long as my days don't get more interesting than that, I'll be alright.

How to Starve a Democrat

Another e-mail I received. How do you starve a democrat?

Hide his food stamps under his work boots!

Senator Corker in Tennessee

I just received an e-mail a few days ago about a series of town hall meetings Senator Bob Corker is doing in TN. Below is the e-mail listing the dates and times. Since my work schedule changed, Lord willing I'll be in Jackson on Thursday.

Our national debt is at a record $13.5 trillion and rising every day. In six town hall meetings across Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker will deliver a sobering slide presentation on Washington's spending trends and mounting debt levels and then respond to questions from the audience. To view Senator Corker's presentation on America's debt crisis and to access a PDF copy, please visit:

Details for each town hall meeting are listed below. Thanks so much.

Jackson – Thursday, November 4 – 1:00 p.m. CT (Doors open at 12:15 p.m. CT and guests are encouraged to arrive by 12:45 p.m. CT to be seated.)

Union University – The Grant Center

1050 Union University Drive

Jackson, TN

Memphis – Thursday, November 4 – 5:30 p.m. CT (Doors open at 4:30 p.m. CT and guests are encouraged to arrive by 5:15 p.m. CT to be seated.)

Memphis City Council Chamber

City Hall
125 N. Main Street

Memphis, TN

Tri-Cities – Wednesday, November 10 – 1:00 p.m. ET (Doors open at 11:30 a.m. ET and guests are encouraged to arrive by 12:45 p.m. ET to be seated.)

Bristol Regional Medical Center

Monarch Auditorium

1 Medical Park Boulevard
Bristol, TN

Knoxville – Thursday, November 11 – 8:30 a.m. ET (Doors open at 8:00 a.m. ET and guests are encouraged to arrive by 8:15 a.m. ET to be seated.)

Clayton Performing Arts Center

Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road

Knoxville, TN

Nashville – Thursday, November 11 – 7:00 p.m. CT (Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and guests are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m. CT to be seated.)

Massey Performing Arts Center

Belmont University

1900 Belmont Boulevard

Nashville, TN

Chattanooga – Friday, November 12 – 11:00 a.m. ET (Doors open at 10:15 a.m. ET and guests are encouraged to arrive by 10:45 a.m. ET to be seated.)

Chattanooga State Community College

Humanities Auditorium

CC Bond Humanities Building

4501 Amnicola Highway

Chattanooga, TN

It's November 2!

That means that if you haven't yet, get out and vote!