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So, I saw this video on Facebook today. Someone shared it. I clicked. I watched. Now I write. It’s not life-changing, so relax, though it is interesting and raises a point I’ve been meaning to write on for quite awhile. It’s not a “stance” topic, but more of a science versus social acceptance topic I’d like you to think about. And yeah, if ANYTHING will lose me followers on Facebook, this will probably be the thing. lol. Watch. Then read. Learn things. The intent: The author of the video speaks of labelling people by color as a method of conscious intent. Sure, he’s right. We can all agree with that. Well, most of us can. Some of you are going into your hidden closet compartments to break out your white sheets and moonshine to go have an overly-white celebration to wash the blackness out of your system. That’s ok. God … Read the rest…

So yeah, I quit smoking…

Contrary to a lot of other things in my life the fact that I’ve quit smoking hasn’t made it onto any of my social media accounts. Well, it hadn’t before this moment, but I guess since you’re here and you’re reading this.. well.. TADA!!!! *does jazz hands* Why? What? How? Calm your questions and raise your hand to be heard. Better yet, shut yer traps and let me tell story m’kay? Author’s Note:Paula Wells, if you ever read anything I’ve ever written, know that the phrase “m’kay” is forever done in your accent in my head. I don’t know why, but it’s always stuck with me. Do you still say that phrase a lot? I wonder. I’m going to have to ask you one of these days, m’kay?” To the reader – she had this way of saying that at the end of a sentence that just let you know – … Read the rest…

Personal Letter to Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring

Dear Attorney General Herring, I can only assume from your quotes read in today’s news regarding the cancellation of concealed handgun reciprocity with North Carolina that you sir have fallen on your head and somehow impaired your thinking. As a gun owner myself, and a firearms instructor, I humbly ask that you seek medical attention post-haste!  Surely, actually no.. FACTUALLY the reasons you state for changing reciprocity with some of these states are a complete and total fabrication lacking absolutely no evidence. In fact the reasons you stated make no sense whatsoever. I can only speak for North Carolina because I haven’t taken the time to research all the other states’ gun laws, but please allow me a moment to enlighten you as someone appears to have been filling your head with utter nonsense. Your Claim: According to you, North Carolina (by its inclusion in your new law) has a … Read the rest…

Which Cops Do You Want? Decide America!

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Which one do you want to see on the streets every day, America? Because if we keep this up, we’re going to come to a turning point where it will be our citizens to blame.     Take a good long look at the images above and decide which one you want patrolling your streets, performing traffic stops, and knocking on your door. The decision is yours but you’d better decide soon before it gets decided for you. And I’m afraid you won’t like the outcome if the police get to decide. Cop Killing is Cool Now? It’s hard to believe I live in the country ours has become. As of today, there have been 24 cop murders this year, with 8 of them in last 9 days. I don’t mean cops shot in the line of duty. That’s sad enough. I mean sick twisted individuals just walking up and … Read the rest…

County Clerk Kim Davis, Marriage Rights, Religious Rights, and my thoughts…

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I’ve been avoiding this article for a while now but I decided that this particular cup of coffee this morning provided me enough inspiration to get through it, so I’m going to share my thoughts on the matter since I have some time to kill before getting started on the day’s tasks ahead. If you don’t know the Kim Davis story by now, crawl out from under your rock and get some sunlight. Kim is the Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky that refused to provide marriage licenses to gay couples on grounds that it conflicts with her religious convictions. It went to court. She lost. She took it to the Supreme Court. She lost again. She still refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because she says she’ll go to hell for it. Why isn’t she simply fired yet? Even as a Christian that shares some of her beliefs … Read the rest…

Arm Military Bases – or don’t?

I’m so sick of the media and Facebook being the sole source of information people get. Here’s the process: Read dumbass meme on Facebook Accept it as the Gospel truth. Do no research on your own. Get pissed off and rant about the gubment. Come up with your own political policy that’s better with absolutely no idea what the hell you’re talking about. That about sums up most people I see on Facebook. I’m left with the following decision to make on what seems to be an almost daily basis. Let them go on being idiots. Take time out of my day to put together an articulate response to their blathering idiocy. Ok, I tried number one for about a week now and the amount of idiocy that’s still ramping up about the gun control on military bases is starting to piss me off. So, take off your dunce caps … Read the rest…

Muslim Free Zone = Lawsuit you idiots.

Ok, maybe no one will read this. Then again some people read stupid stuff all the time and maybe they’ll get around to this before they think about turning their business into a Muslim-Free zone. Let me clarify a few facts, so you don’t get biased off the get-go. I’m of the Christian faith. I’m white. I’m not racist. I’m not religiously zealous to the point of stupidity. I know the law. You can believe numbers one through four or not, but number five is a given. I’m also a business owner, so I’m required to know the laws that govern running a business, especially a small business. Some of you have seen the video going around; the one where store owner, Andy Hallinan from Florida Gun Supply declares his business a “Muslim-Free Zone.” If you’ve not seen it and want to, here’s the video: In support of his idea, … Read the rest…

Bugging Out – For Fun

The concept of bugging out is great. You’ve got your gear. You’ve got food, water, supplies, and you’re ready to be able to survive if you ever had to with just the supplies on your back. Awesome! Have you actually TRIED it yet? I strongly suggest you do, even for 24 hours. I’ve taken my new gear out three times so far; once for a vacation experience and twice for survival camping. Each and every time I’ve learned something new about myself or about my gear. 30 Pounds Is The Limit Thirty pounds is the hard-limit set by most amateur hikers, campers, and backpackers. Keep in mind that they actually DO this four or five times a year so you should consider their advice as solid. Ok, my pack was 40.5 before I headed out for camping this weekend. I’m not an avid backpacker but I’m a physical laborer in … Read the rest…

Thomas Sullivan, Squire “Skip” Wells, David Wyatt, Carson Holmquist, Randall Smith

Read those names again, please. Those are the names you probably don’t know. We’ve certainly heard enough about Mohammad Abdulazeez to know his name by heart now, but few of us know the names of the soldiers we lost in the Chattanooga terrorist attack. Those are the names that should live on in our memories, in our thoughts, and that should be blasted across the media. Sadly, few of us will remember them tomorrow or next week. We aren’t likely to forget the name of the 24 year old that killed them though. If this is you, as it was me, you should feel ashamed. Write them down and remember them. They deserve it. Now, move on. It’s important that we do move on. It’s important for us as people and it’s important for us as a country. It’s important because we are becoming a country full of victims, a fact … Read the rest…

How Google has changed writing

This is just a side note I want to share with you guys and gals. It’s nothing of any major importance but I felt it interesting enough to want to write about. Writing for me has always been difficult; creative writing I mean. I’m a big one for plots sticking true to real-life whenever possible and scenarios being realistic. It bugs me when I can tell an author has made up a scenario from whole cloth in his mind, yet the physical characteristics of the location don’t really make sense if you listen/read closely.Sometimes if you were to draw it out the way they described it, the building would have five sides. Huh? That’s not a two-story rectangular warehouse… The hard part about the novel I’m working on is that it’s all based on traveling when the grid goes down. I want it to be as true to form as possible … Read the rest…