Good morning guys. I’d like to hear that everyone is doing fine, and your life is on track and things are going very well for you.
Today’s topic is simply about some things going on today that I find very disturbing. Yep, I’m a “good ole country boy,” whom many across this great Nation of ours find…simple.
In reality, I guess I am. I live simply in my lifestyle. This to me is…my cup of tea. I love being around people, yet, I love being to myself just as much. I enjoy the simple things in life. I like to read a book, grow a garden, cook, work, take a gun out and plink some cans, or, on a fall Saturday afternoon, just kick back in my recliner and watch a little football.
Again, in reality, I guess I am truly…a Simple Man. Not mentally as some may like to suggest, especially after today’s post, but in my choice in how I choose to live MY life.
This is one of the reasons why I love this great Country of ours. It provides each and every one of us with this freedom…the freedom of choice.
Think about that for a moment. Look around worldwide and ponder for a minute or two the other Countries worldwide who enjoy that freedom…the freedom of choice. The freedom of individuality. The freedom to say what you want. The freedom to make something of yourself, and build a foundation for your children to grow from.
Through this, hoping that you’ve provided for them, through your own sweat, desire, financial accountability, and work ethic, an opportunity to be even better…than you were!
Simply put, this is why so many people worldwide have immigrated here. Freedom!
This is what America is about. You notice I didn’t use the term…WAS all about. Yet, today, this is not only just an idle threat, but in actuality, the very road we as a Country are traveling. I find this very, very disturbing, or TICKED!
What am I so ticked about? Keep readin…
First off, at 56 years old, oops, I meant 36, I went to renew my Florida driver’s license. No biggie, right? WRONG!
I went 3 times. Yeah, I finally got em, but it was like pullin teeth!
Quickly, my first trip, I didn’t have my birth certificate. Poor Deb had the dern thing put up, but I STILL have not found it.
I’d heard I needed it, but after pulling up the State of Florida DMV website, it does NOT state this as a requirement. SO, I printed it up and…took it with me!
Here is what’s on the State of Florida DMV site…copied and pasted. Checked this morning, and it still reads this way. Check out the spelling of the word requirements…seems I’m not the only simple man runnin around, huh?
Document requirments include: Primary Identification, Proof of Social Security Number, 2 Proofs of Residential Address…
Primary ID does NOT just mean a birth certificate, I’m sorry. The man behind the desk says…you HAVE TO have a birth certificate!
I showed him the print out, and his remark… “We’ve changed it.” I’m like, “Well CHANGE the dern website!”
The kicker here….I’ve had a FLORIDA DRIVER’S LICENSE for…40 YEARS! Same number on my license, same guy in the photo, BUT, I have to show a birth certificate, to PROVE…I’m the same guy???
“I mean, you plant a tater…ya get a tater, right??”
So, no driver’s license…
It gets worse on my second trip, but, I’ll spare you the details. Again though, I’ve been a resident of Florida for 56 years, I mean 36, I have had a Florida driver’s license for 40 years, YET, I may not be who I say I am…even with my picture on my DL to be renewed???
I DID go to a State Representative’s office here in town, and…showed my rearend! Why…I was ticked!
They took my phone number, and actually they called me back Monday. I’ll call them today to find out what they have to say.
Honestly, if this was all I had to be ticked about…life would be pretty dern good. I could work through that. Sadly today, I stay more ticked than say, “a legless Ethiopian watchin a doughnut roll down a hill!”
Lookin back, I watched the President of the United States of America…bow to a Saudi king?
Durin the last campaign, I saw a Presidential candidate standing on a podium with his hands folded over his crotch, instead of over his heart.
He refused to wear an American Flag pin for the longest time.
He THEN became President??
When talkin about the Vice Presidential nominee of the Republican Party, his opposition, he described her as follows. “You can put lipstick on a pig, but…it’s STILL a pig.” Pretty witty, huh?
In response, we have a sayin here in the South… “ya cain’t polish a turd.” I’m jus sayin.
He also let the media have a field day at Mrs. Palin’s expense, vilifying her children, her intelligence, just about any and everything was fair game. You remember? YET, when any negativity came out about his own wife, this became very personal, and he…wouldn’t stand for it.
This is how the game is played today. As a liberal, you’re allowed to attack, vilify, degrade, name call, or worse. This is all just fine. It matters not that any of it may be lies, because, to the liberally minded this is…politically correct.
THE END, justifies the means. Their “prophet,” Saul Alinsky clearly states this. He also tips his hat to Lucifer, stating that in the end…he won his own kingdom.
Again, down South, we have a sayin… “Don’t argue with an idiot. He’ll drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.”
We had the FORMER Speaker of the House tell us, the American people, that in order to find out what’s in the Health Care Bill, all 2,000 and somethin pages of the dern thing, we need to PASS IT to see. Good night, what have we come to here in our Country?
Have we became so indoctrinated ourselves that if a politician now tells us to go to hell in such a way…that we look forward to the trip? I wonder?
I feel we all need to keep in mind that “politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They both need to be CHANGED regularly…and for the same reason!”
We have a president who refuses to describe our latest embassy attack as terrorism. Do you remember as well, after the Fort Hood shooting, he asked us not to jump to conclusions?
Ah…Mr. President, the gunman was shouting Allah Akbar during the rampage. I wouldn’t really consider our thinkin of this bein a terrorist attack as jumpin to conclusions, huh? But, shoot, I’m just a simple man. What do I know?
You remember the Prof. Gates incident. I mean a college professor, whose house the police were called to, to check out a possible break-in?
The very appreciative Prof. Gates hollered out to the police officer when asked to identify himself… “Your Mama?” This declaration from a highly educated man, teaching at one of our schools of higher learning?
I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but instead of his answer sounding scholarly, or appropriate in regards to the situation, to me…it sounded pretty simple. Maybe Prof. Gates is a closet redneck. I don’t know??
Yet, when first made aware of this incident, our President, ON NATIONAL Television, without knowing ANY of the facts, declared the incident was racially motivated? Maybe it’s just me, but I felt like he JUST MIGHT have been…jumpin to conclusions.
We have a sayin down South… “better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove ALL doubt.”
We have a President today that stated years back…we’ll spend our way out of debt.
You ever heard of such a thing? This statement got me to thinkin some in regards to our elected leaders and their constituents. “Crowded elevators probably smell differently to midgets,” wouldn’t ya think?
We have a President who stated worldwide that America is NOT a Christian Nation. That ticks me off too.
Our Declaration of Independence states quite clearly… “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them …”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Today I feel we as American people need to make this very same pledge! “We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
You may want to reread our Declaration of Independence. Read the very reasons WHY, we declared our Independence. It’s uncanny the similarities in the reasoning for this, and what our very own political leaders are advocating today as law.
Today, political correctness suggests that religion is not only bogus, is for the old or very young, but scientifically the events that God’s Word describes, just couldn’t have happened. I’ll only state that the day is indeed coming when these very same people will realize…they missed the boat.
I’d sure have liked to been a “fly on the wall” when Madeline O’Hare met our Lord and Master, huh?
It’s very confusing to me though that when speaking on the topic of Islam (the religion of peace), how our officials, AND our media tread very, very lightly. You reckon it’s probably because…they KNOW better?
On today’s topic, I could go on, and on, and on, but…I won’t.
I only wanted to kinda take a tongue in cheek approach and look at some things going on that I find baffling. Okay, they ain’t so much baffling to me as they REALLY DO…tick me off!
We could discuss our children, and their education. We could talk about government spending, entitlements, socialism, unions, the media, unemployment, and it in reality is almost unending.
BUT I do want to make perfectly clear one issue that is very, very important in regards to our Nation.
There is the Presidential election coming up in November! You MUST get out and vote! In all honesty, the very framework laid out for us by our Founding Fathers is seriously at risk!
Personally, I’d not like to be remembered by our children and our children’s children, as the generation that DIDN’T pass along the very same freedoms that we ourselves experienced. That in itself, would be a burden almost too great to bear.
Look once more at our debt as a Country piling up. Their solution…borrow more…spend more…print more, and if re-elected, we the working, law abiding, God fearing citizen will be…TAXED MORE!
If we’re not very, very careful, this is going to implode our economy, IF, it’s not already too late for us to recover.
So once more…get out and vote! Do your part. Let’s “WE the People” take back our Country, but we can’t stop there. We HAVE to hold our politicians accountable. THIS IS our right!
We’ve seen what, and where, complacency gets us, have we not? So in closing let’s look at one more piece of advice from a simple man…
“You don’t need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive…TWICE!”
Let’s not make the same mistake that we made in the last election cycle…vote for the American.
You guys have a great day, and God Bless. Please remember Deb’s favorite saying… “Keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart!”
Dub and Deb