Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Please join me for a trip back to a 1940's Christmas

Please join me for a trip back to a 1940's Christmas

Mom started decorating about a week past Thanksgiving.  Dad got the big ladder out and inspected all the light hooks he has put along the eaves to hold the strings of big lights.  Our house is brick and 2 story so the ladder has to reach the 30' top peak.  My Dad sorts through all the light stings and replaces all the bad bulbs from last year before he runs the lights on the eves.  The house is smelling delicious as Mom has started her Holiday baking and spends her time trying to keep Dad, Rollie and I out of her goodies as they come out of the oven.  Everyone is in a somber mood  because the War is going on and every family has been touched by it.  My Brother Walter is in the Pacific in a Submarine called the USS Flasher.  We seen news of the Sub leaving port in Hawaii for a War Patrol last month in the newsreel at the movies and haven't heard a word since.  Mom and Dad keep themselves busy with preparations to keep things halfway  normal here at home but I know they all going  crazy with worry. 

A week before Christmas my Dad, Rollie and I run to the tree lot and buy 2 trees one for parts and the other to present in our living room. Dad would remove the branches off one and drill and fill in the main tree so that it looked like it grew there.  Decorating was Mom and my job and always had to include lots of tinsel.  My Brother Rolland was the artist in the family and he would paint our large living room mirror with a wonderful picture of Santa with tinted glass wax.  It was always a big hit with everyone.

Our neighbors would all drop by to see the mirror and have a treat from Mom's holiday goodies usually bringing goodies they had made themselves.  Christmas in spite of the War was always a time of reflection and giving.  We would join many of them for the annual Christmas service at our church and many time attend the Midnight mass at the local Catholic Church with our Catholic neighbors.  

Christmas in our house was always a gathering place for the entire Lindberg clan and with my Dad's  8 brothers and sisters it's a big one.  Everyone stops by Christmas day for Dad's Eggnog and Mom's holiday breads and cookies.  About 10Am it all starts and lasts through early afternoon.  Uncles & Aunts and all our Cousins  start arriving after each has had their Christmas morning.  The kids all end up upstairs, the men gather around the Crystal Punch Bowl that has been in the family for generations.  The ladies gather in the kitchen and comfort each other over the Son's and Daughters who are at War. 

As a kid growing up we are selfishly lost in our new toys from Christmas not concerned about the events of the day.  Our toys are usually something my Dad made in the basement shop that has been out of bounds for the last month.  Christmas Dinner was always a huge Turkey from my Aunt Mabel's farm and everything my folks ration book could obtain.  We had an enormous table that was set for the adults and the kids usually ate in the kitchen or at a side table.  At our house a place was always left at the table for Walter and he would always be included in our prayer before dinner.

I didn't mention the trip to downtown Seattle to see the beautiful Christmas displays in the store windows.  Once each year Dad would load us in the old 37 Chev and take us to town.  There were always throngs of people there to look and wonder at the store windows that were full of wonderful scenes like electric trains and moving mannequins,  one would always have the manger with baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary.  It was one of the highlights of the season to make this trip and it usually ended up at a local cafe called Ben Paris for hot cocoa and a Bear claw. It was a simpler time and it took little to entertain us kids.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

What is Far Right?

What is Far Right?
I am a white man raised with many cultures and races around me.  I have no regrets for the friends I have made over the years from all races and ethnic cultures.  I am called far right for my belief that the Constitution is the standard of our government.  I have always called upon commonsense to dictate by life and on what I consider proper etiquette in dealing with others.  I believe in the 2nd Amendment which makes me an outlaw to the left.  I believe in free speech and the right to assemble and most of all I believe that the people have a right to open forum for discussion without violence.  I belive in the Welfare System as long as it is used for a hand up, and not a hand out.  I pay my taxes and give to many charities, mostly Veterans and children’s hospitals.  I am not rich by any means but comfortable.  My family means the world to me and I would do anything to make sure they have the same opportunities as I have had.  The idea of Transgender Bathrooms make me sick, that it seems makes me a Homophobe.  The idea of people here illegally drawing from the meager funds available for citizens in hardship make me angry.  That makes me a Racist in their eyes.  Having lived in the time of World War II,  Korea  and Viet Nam I believe in strength for our Military which I guess makes me a War monger.  I don’t believe that I should be responsible for anyone’s birth control as my wife and I grew up taking care of our own and I surely don’t think I should be responsible for anyone’s carelessness and needing an abortion unless it was a case of rape.  Even then I believe the child should be considered and a decision should be made in the 1st trimester.  That it seems makes me anti woman or a chauvinist.

So by all rights I guess I am Far Right, seems unfair because all I want to be is a normal American living my life in a society that respects one another and lives under the Morals that served our country for the last 243 years.  I don’t know what Progressives call that probably a religious fanatic. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Our messed up elections

What should we do about cleaning up the voting process?
For decades both parties have been stuffing the ballot box where ever possible and if we are to maintain our freedoms it has to stop.  The only way I can think of is to make all elections under Federal compliance and jurisdiction.  This would mean a federally produced picture id with finger print and an digital ID similar to that on our new credit cards.  The main frame computer in each state would immediately register the vote to a country wide system and would automatically register the vote and reject any duplication from State to State.  This would stop the gathering of votes by individuals and give and immediate read on the count.  The news would be given only the final count taking all bias judgment calls out of the picture.  From the smallest county to the biggest city would be the same process.  Forgery of cards would be impossible and any deviation from the system would be traceable and immediate.  Laws protecting our vote should be the strongest possible making the risk way to harsh to consider.  A new agency tied to Home Land Security would be in charge of the system and have the responsibility to keep it functioning.  Expensive yes but what is your vote worth?
This form of Nationalized ID would ferret out everything from the fraud in Welfare to food programs.  More that likely saving enough to pay for the entire setup.  This card could also do away with the need for such extreme Airport security on domestic flights.  The passenger would just show their card and the airline official would insert it in the machine giving all the info on the passenger quickly.  I never thought in my lifetime we would need or want a National ID Card but as seen in the last election fraud can come from anywhere.  No medical history would need to be included.  Courts by right could rescind the card from individuals who are a risk to society and have lost their right to vote.
This is simply one man’s opinion and would be open for reasonable discussion.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

What is the health of our society

I have a question and would really like a thoughtful answer to it.  What’s worse a stupid 18 year old kid with too much alcohol who 40 years ago tried to get lucky with a teenage girl and failed it wasn’t serious enough for it to be reported at the time but now 40 years later it is a firestorm,  or would it be an illegal visitor to the United States who shoots and kills a young girl walking with her father in San Francisco.   According to the Liberals it’s the former not the latter.  Twisting societies norms is a favorite trick of the liberal nation.  They ignore the likes of Clinton and the Kennedy’s but jump on a 40 year old claim of misconduct on a man who’s credentials have been sterling throughout his career.  The Universities are packed with liberal professors who breed this type of philosophy.  It’s showing many of our High Schools school’s  and Intermediate facilities as these students of the system are now teaching our youth.  This has been the greatest upheaval in our society and the most damaging to the relationship of an ever growing generational gap that is getting deeper and deeper.    

As a young man I was taught to reason things out and that there were consequences if I made the wrong choices and believe me they were severe, in today’s society the moral code that was prevalent in my day is out the window.  You can’t go to a public place without witnessing the decay in language, attitude and selfishness of so many of our 20 and 30 somethings.  The younger kids are imitating the adults and in years to come we as the older generation won’t recognize this world.  Sadly they have such a foothold in our educational system because of tenure it is only going to get worse.  A person with a different view cannot even have the opportunity to speak in many schools without riot and mayhem.  These changes in our behavior have come in the last 15 to 20 years, for example the Democratic Party of my father was the conservatives of their day,( Senator Henry Jackson as an example.)  The Republican’s like Jacob Javits of New York were the Liberals.  The Left has taken over the party to the point that people like Maxine Waters are extremely relevant and control their position with free handouts to their constituents.  She doesn’t even live in her district but in a mansion, she does so by keeping an address in the poorer part of Los Angeles.  If the Left seizes control of the Senate in the midterms you will see the biggest change in American politics yet.  They will impeach Trump, the market will crash down and once again we will slide back into a severe recession or even a depression.   As a young man in the service I remember when Kruschev  made the statement  “We don’t have to fight America we will destroy it from within in 20 years.:  Do you think this is what he had in mind?  Over the centuries Democracy’s only seem to last about 200 years mainly because when the public realizes they can get major support from the government it will eventually break the government financially.  When the left continues to tax and spend to keep their jobs the system will fail.  You can see the corruption in the ad’s on TV, check the facts before you vote and do so with reliable sources, historical records of achievement are one of the best ways.  Check voting paths it’s all available in the Congressional Records. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

What are your comments

Believe it or not I wrote most of this 6 years ago and it's still on my mind.
It’s strange to me, so many of us grew up together, learned about life in the same type environment yet through life’s experiences a few of us became conservatives and others of our peers developed into progressive liberals. I believe many were raised as I in blue collar Democrat families, we all seemed to have similar advantages and disadvantages growing up. I have a theory and I would like others to opine; I believe if your schooling ended at high school as did mine except for the schooling I received in the service, I went into the military out of high school and completed my duty time and eventually went on to become a self employed businessmen. My question: Do you think it reflects on the left leaning colleges and universities that promote liberalism? So many of my friends are really torn re the elections in the coming year, they have swallowed the liberal philosophy for years but now see the condition of the economy and our situation in the world and are having second thoughts about their vote. In my experience I have seen regulation after regulation come down from well meaning people that stifles our business opportunities.
I have seen big banks withdraw into a self protective shell and community banks being swallowed up and disappearing from our cities and towns, this helps no one and it’s thanks to the Dodd Frank Bill. I have seen EPA rulings here in Nevada that has shutdown businesses that have supported small towns for decades leaving them abandoned and lifeless. We all love our country and our way of life yet I have had bitter arguments with old friends about supposed Global Warming, some of these people would destroy hundreds of years of development with no regard to the tens of thousands of people that would be hurt. I understand the need for protecting the environment for those who come after us, but shutting down mining, natural gas production, oil recovery and refineries as well as coal production would end the era of American greatness and grind our industries to a halt shipping jobs overseas, at the same time China would go on producing pollution in record amounts and absorb our industries.
There is nothing wrong with turning towards reclaimable energy but putting severe restrictions on our future oil & coal production is ridiculous and will cost us dearly in our home land security making us dependent on those that wish to destroy our way of life. We have sufficient crude to see us through for over 150 years under our own soil and in friendly territories like Canada and off our shores giving us sufficient time to effectively develop efficient alternative sources of power. We allow other countries in fact encourage and subsidize other countries to produce oil that is intern used to blackmail America with, yet we are forced to hold our own oil providers hostage. Pulling out of the world oil market opting for domestic production would relieve our dependency on the Middle East and cut off funding to terrorist countries, it would allow us to cut off oil from countries that are sworn enemies of the United States possible choking them out of existence. Producing our own energy would lower fuel prices and create thousands of jobs. We could reduce Russia’s hold on Europe by shipping cheaper Natural Gas to replace the high ransom Russia is charging.
I may sound like a radical to some but I will guaranty you that I love this country and all it stands for as much or more than any of these who are constantly trying to change it in to a Utopian Garden of Eden where there is no American Exceptionalism that has been the hallmark of The United States for generations. What do you think? I would love to see your replies. Please answer without anger and foul language, this is meant to lead to a discussion of differences not to be interpreted as a lecture. Our goals and our love for America are not in question, our method of achieving those goals are.

Think before you fail to vote.

Before you go off half cocked thinking the world is going to come to an end because of Donald Trump, I'd like to share a few thoughts with you. Have you been listening to some of the theories of the Left; Like all babies should be given numbers not names until they can decide what gender they want to be. President Obama backed a law regarding third gender bathrooms in all schools for example. I'm not kidding these people are massing for a giant push in the midterms. The left has gone completely insane in so many area's. Donald Trump has been accused of womanizing, where have we heard about that before? JFK, Bill Clinton, where was all the protest from the left about that. They accuse him of being in colusion with the Russians this all was started by an inside group in the Treasury Department as a way to derail his candidacy. It was their insurance policy against his winning. They claim to have won the election yet in every election for generations we have used the Electoral College and I believe that he smoked Clinton in that vote. Never should we allow a couple of area's in our country decide our elections and that is what would happen if they did away with the present system, can you imagine what the taxes would get to if these loons get control. No Trump isn't perfect but he is the perfect man for the job of rebuilding America and has been doing so in spite of the resist movement by the Democratic House members who have stood in his way at every turn. In case you haven't noticed our world has changed and not for the good in the last decade. Cities have become War Zones and they all have been under the control of the left for generations. Chicago, Los Angeles, New York just to name a few. This Midterm is in the hands of the people and that means you, you have to decide what you want your children to face in the coming years. I want my grand Children to know who they are, it's so simple an outie is a boy and an inny is a girl. Commonsense is all it takes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Elections, friends and family

I wish I could say I wrote this but I will tell you the author is right in line with my thinking.
THIS IS A RATHER LONG POST, but in today crazy politics, the sentiments of this writer are very close to mine.
Sharing from elsewhere because it’s awesome:
I like to, no I'm compelled to share this.........To all the people who let this election break up families and friends let this sink in I think the last civil conversations we had occurred just days before November 8, 2016. You were supremely confident Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election; you voted for her with glee. As a lifelong Republican, I bit down hard and cast my vote for Donald Trump. Then the unimaginable happened. He won.
And you lost your freaking minds.
I knew you would take the loss hard—and personally—since all of you were super jacked-up to elect the first woman president. But I did not imagine you would become totally deranged, attacking anyone who voted for Trump or supported his presidency as a racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic Nazi-sympathizer.
The weirdness started on social media late on Election Night, as it became clear Hillary was going to lose. A few of you actually admitted that you were cradling your sleeping children, weeping, wondering what to tell your kindergartner the next morning about Trump’s victory. It continued over the next several days. Some of you seriously expressed fear about modern-day concentration camps. Despite living a privileged lifestyle, you were suddenly a casualty of the white patriarchy. Your daughters were future victims; your sons were predators-in-waiting. You threatened to leave Facebook because you could no longer enjoy the family photos or vacation posts from people who, once friends, became Literal Hitlers to you on November 8 because they voted for Donald Trump.
I admit I was a little hurt at first. The attacks against us Trump voters were so personal and so vicious that I did not think it could be sustained. I thought maybe you would regain your sanity after some turkey and egg nog.
But you did not. You got worse. And I went from sad to angry to where I am today: Amused.
As the whole charade you have been suckered into over the last 18 months starts to fall apart—that Trump would not survive his presidency; he would be betrayed by his own staff, family, and/or political party; he would destroy the Republican Party; he would be declared mentally ill and removed from office; he would be handcuffed and dragged out of the White House by Robert Mueller for “colluding” with Russia—let me remind you what complete fools you have made of yourselves. Not to mention how you’ve been fooled by the media, the Democratic Party, and your new heroes on the NeverTrump Right.
On November 9, you awoke from a self-induced, eight-year-long political coma to find that White House press secretaries shade the truth and top presidential advisors run political cover for their boss. You were shocked to discover that presidents exaggerate, even lie, on occasion. You became interested for the first time about the travel accommodations, office expenses, and lobbyist pals of administration officials. You started counting how many rounds of golf the president played. You suddenly thought it was fine to mock the first lady now that she wasn’t Michelle Obama. Once you removed your pussy hat after attending the Women’s March, you made fun of Kellyanne Conway’s hair, Sarah Sanders’ weight, Melania Trump’s shoes, Hope Hicks’ death stare; you helped fuel a rumor started by a bottom-feeding author that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slept with Donald Trump. You thought it was A-OK that Betsy DeVos was nearly physically assaulted and routinely heckled. You glorified a woman who has sex on camera for a paycheck.
You have learned all kinds of new things that those of us who didn’t willfully ignore politics for the past eight years already knew. For example, we already knew that illegal immigrants were being deported and families were being separated.
Some of your behavior has been kinda cute. It was endearing to watch you become experts on the Logan Act, the Hatch Act, the Second Amendment, the 25th Amendment, and the Emoluments Clause. You developed a new crush on Mitt Romney after calling him a “sexist” for having “binders full of women.” You longed for a redux of the presidency of George W. Bush, a man you once wanted imprisoned for war crimes. Ditto for John McCain. You embraced people like Bill Kristol and David Frum without knowing anything about their histories of shotgunning the Iraq War.
Classified emails shared by Hillary Clinton? Who cares! Devin Nunes wanting to declassify crucial information of the public interest? Traitor!
But your newfound admiration and fealty to law enforcement really has been a fascinating transformation. Wasn’t it just last fall that I saw you loudly supporting professional athletes who were protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem? Remember how you fanboyed a mediocre quarterback for wearing socks that depicted cops as pigs?
But now you sound like paid spokesmen for the Fraternal Order of Police. You insist that any legitimate criticism of the misconduct and possibile criminality that occured at the Justice Department and FBI is an “attack on law enforcement.” While you once opposed the Patriot Act because it might have allowed the federal government to spy on terrorists who were using the local library to learn how to make suitcase bombs, you now fully support the unchecked power of a secret court to look into the phone calls, text messages and emails of an American citizen because he volunteered for the Trump campaign for a few months.
Spying on terrorists, circa 2002: Bad. Spying on Carter Page, circa 2017: The highest form of patriotism.
And that white, male patriarchy that you were convinced would strip away basic rights and silence any opposition after Trump won? That fear has apparently been washed away as you hang on every word uttered by James Comey, John Brennan, and James Clapper. This triumvirate is exhibit “A” of the old-boy network, and represents how the insularity, arrogance, and cover-your-tracks mentality of the white-male power structure still prevails. Yet, instead of rising up against it, you are buying their books, retweeting their Twitter rants and blasting anyone who dares to question their testicular authority. Your pussy hat must be very sad.
But your daily meltdowns about Trump-Russia election collusion have been the most entertaining to observe. After Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel, you were absolutely convinced it would result in Trump’s arrest and/or impeachment. Some of you insisted that Trump wouldn’t last beyond 2017. You quickly swallowed any chum tossed at you by the Trump-hating media on MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post about who was going down next, or who would flip on the president.
For the past year, I have watched you obsess over a rotating cast of characters: Paul Manafort, Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, Carter Page, Reince Priebus, Jeff Sessions, Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Sam Nunberg, and Hope Hicks are just a few of the people you thought would turn on Trump or hasten his political demise. But when those fantasies didn’t come true, you turned to Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels for hope and inspiration. It will always be your low point.
Well, I think it will be. Each time I believe you’ve hit bottom, you come up with a new baseline. Perhaps defending the unprecedented use of federal power to spy on political foes then lie about it will the next nail in your credibility coffin.
The next several weeks will be tough for you. I think Americans will learn some very hard truths about what happened in the previous administration and how we purposely have been misled by powerful leaders and the news media. I wish I could see you as a victim here, but you are not. I know you are smart; you chose to support this insurgency with your eyes wide open.