So Who Do I Sue?

2-23-2021

So Who Do I Sue

I see where the Chief of the Cherokee Nation wants jeep to stop using the name Cherokee in one of their production vehicles. Unless this particular vehicle is prone to breaking down unexpectedly (no it’s not Fix Or Repair Daily (FORD) sport utility vehicle I see no need to bow to the whims of some woke individual who guilt trips a major manufacturer to change the name – unless it is to be called a “SISSIE”.

Like I told my granddaughter when she came over driving a new to her Grand Cherokee –“Jeeps are for sissies.” I always see them as a girls vehicle. Now the CJ’s are a different story. That’s a guy vehicle.

So you can call me broke or you can call me woke but what I really want to know is who should I sue?

I’m still sore that in the 2000 movie Cast Away, an American survival drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks they used a volleyball with MY NAME ON IT. Did they ask me or even think that maybe I didn’t want my name mentioned in a Hollywood produced movie or associated with a company like Federal Express?

And since the Wilson Sporting Goods Company is an American sports equipment manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois which from 1989, has been a subsidiary of the Finnish group Amer Sports, that since 2019 itself is a subsidiary of the Chinese group ANTA Sports do I sue Hollywood, producer Zemeckis, Tom Hanks or the Wilson Sporting Goods Company or their parent corporation?

I’m not one to take this lightly either because believe it or not they hurt my feelings with all this wokeness going on I may not be able to sleep soundly at nights any longer and may even require extended psychotherapy to get me over the hump.

I simply don’t know how much longer I can take all this “hypo-political” wokeness. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Declaration

2-23-2021

The Declaration

Our nation has grown ignorant of the words written in the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776:

I think it’s time to go back and re-visit or re-read not only the Declaration of Independence but the Biblical principles on which it was based because words without meaning or understanding are meaningless:

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 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, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:

Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

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.

Georgia

Button Gwinnett

Lyman Hall

George Walton

North Carolina

William Hooper

Joseph Hewes

John Penn

South Carolina

Edward Rutledge

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Arthur Middleton

Maryland

Samuel Chase

William Paca

Thomas Stone

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia

George Wythe

Richard Henry Lee

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Harrison

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Carter Braxton

Pennsylvania

Robert Morris

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Franklin

John Morton

George Clymer

James Smith

George Taylor

James Wilson

George Ross

Delaware

Caesar Rodney

George Read

Thomas McKean

New York

William Floyd

Philip Livingston

Francis Lewis

Lewis Morris

New Jersey

Richard Stockton

John Witherspoon

Francis Hopkinson

John Hart

Abraham Clark

New Hampshire

Josiah Bartlett

William Whipple

 Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts

Samuel Adams

John Adams

Robert Treat Paine

Elbridge Gerry

 John Hancock

Rhode Island

Stephen Hopkins

William Ellery

Connecticut

Roger Sherman

Samuel Huntington

William Williams

Oliver Wolcott

Is our plight in 2021 any less precarious?

Our Congress has become bloated and unresponsive to the needs of everyday commoners, people who work to feed our families, produce goods and services to fill the needs of others, and serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America to protect not only our future but to protect the idea of FREEDOM in the world around us.

It’s time to re-think whether it is fitting to totally absolve all allegiance and all political connection between this unresponsive and self-centered Washington D.C. swamp-filled government bent on outlawing patriotic love for America and its citizens without regard to ethnicity, skin color or national origin; time to cease the racial division in America and embrace each other as God fearing brothers and sisters of these United States of America – “We are Americans”. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Congressional Acts of Insurrection

2-20-2021

Congressional Acts of Insurrection

When does the act of resistance turn into insurrection? I have heard nobody in politics, the media or even the general public ask that question. After more than 4 years of seeing, hearing and watching the insanity of Congress towards President Trump from the time he became the projected president-elect in the 2016 election and on January 20th, 2017 when he was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States it has been an all-out orchestrated attack upon his presidency.

Members of Congress have boycotted his inauguration, his State of the Union Addresses and have both verbally and in writing mocked and refused to acknowledge the authority vested in the President by the Constitution of the United States. Certain members of Congress have contacted Trump cabinet officials telling them not to obey his orders.

Former administration officials have traveled internationally as private citizens conspiring with foreign officials and governments telling them that Trump won’t be president for very long and advising them how to circumvent US foreign policy issues coming from a Trump administration.

Prior to the 2017 inauguration of President Trump government officials from the Obama administration had been preparing a series of events that would tank and derail Trump’s administration. These events were the Russian Collusion delusion, then an impeachment over Ukraine and pressure on VP Pence to bring up the 25th Amendment and declare Trump mentally unfit to execute the duties of the President.

After the election irregularities of the 2020 election which was contested by President Trump throughout all the constitutional steps taken it came down to the actual counting of Electoral College ballots on January 6th, 2021 when a preplanned and purely staged “insurrection” of the US Capital was blamed on and grounds for a second impeachment just days prior to the inauguration of President Biden.

In an unprecedented action even for Congress the impeachment and trial phase were both voted to be constitutional, after private citizen Donald Trump left office.

What Members of Congress failed to realize is that they cannot determine something to be constitutional or unconstitutional by voting. Unless they have legally changed the Constitution their actions remain unconstitutional.

The only body authorized to interpret the Constitution is the Judicial Branch i.e. the Supreme Court of the United States.

I began asking what exactly is insurrection as there are many definitions I looked at these two:

in•sur•rec•tion ĭn″sə-rĕk′shən

n. The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.

n. A rising up; uprising.

n. The act of rising against civil authority or governmental restraint; specifically, the armed resistance of a number of persons to the power of the state; incipient or limited rebellion.

Then I found the legal definition of Insurrection here:

A rising or rebellion of citizens against their government, usually manifested by acts of violence.

Under federal law, it is a crime to incite, assist, or engage in such conduct against the United States.

West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

INSURRECTION.

  1. A rebellion of citizens or subjects of a country against its government.
  • The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8. gives power to congress ” to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.”
  • By the act of Congress of the 28th of February, 1795, 1 Story’s L. U. S. 389, it is provided: Sec. 1. That whenever the United States shall be invaded, or be in imminent danger of invasion, from any foreign nation or Indian tribe, it shall be lawful for the president of the United States to call forth such number, of the militia of the state, or states, most convenient to the place of danger, or scene of action, as he may judge necessary to repel such invasion, and to issue his orders, for that purpose, to such officer or officers of the militia as be shall think proper. And in case of an insurrection in any state, against the government thereof, it shall be lawful for the president of the United States, on application of the legislature of such state, or of the executive, (when the legislature cannot be convened,) to call forth such number of the militia of any other state or states, as may be applied for, as he may judge sufficient to suppress such insurrection.
  • That, whenever the laws of the United States shall be opposed, or the execution thereof obstructed, in any state, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by this act, it shall be lawful for the president of the United States to call forth the militia of such state, or of any other state or states, as may be necessary to suppress such combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed; and the use of militia so to be called forth may be continued, if necessary, until the expiration of thirty days after the commencement of the then next session of congress.
  • 3. That whenever it may be necessary, in the judgment of the president, to use the military force hereby directed to be called forth, the president shall forthwith, by proclamation, command such insurgents to disperse, and retire peaceably to their respective abodes, within a limited time.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.

What I gather from reading the legal definition of insurrection is that as the President is the “head” of the government, i.e. leader of the free world and one of the separate but equal branches of government it is ludicrous that he be blamed for inciting an insurrection of the government he already heads, and particularly on the day when the results of the Electoral College electorates would be announced to the world and the election process officially ended on January 6th.

As I have written previously the “hordes” of insurrectionists were actually a number of Antifa members who were escorted into the Capital building and given instructions by Capital Police where to assemble prior to MAGA rally folks completing the 45 minute walk and being invited inside by the same Capital Police. Purely this was an inside job in a premeditated attempt to discredit and blame President Trump for the events that occurred.

Still a further act of insurrection came 5 days after President Trump left office when House Democrats introduced a partisan bill to strip former Donald Trump of his rights and privileges of being a former President and stop him from running for the presidency in a future election.

Is there not a Congressional Ethics Oversight Committee or a Special Investigator appointed to launch into an investigation of these Congressional criminals? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Dastardly Despicable Democrats of the 117th

2-18-2021

Dastardly Despicable Democrats of the 117th

January 20, 2021 was the day President Joe Biden was inaugurated as 46th President of the United States.

January 25, 2021 members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs chose to introduce H.R. 484 “No Glory for Hate Act” to the House as a means of stripping former President Donald Trump of all entitlements under the “Former Presidents Act of 1958” such as “retirement, clerical assistants and free mailing privileges, and only allowing President Trump Secret Service protection.” (See no vindictiveness there, right?)

By calling it the “No Glory for Hate Act” these House Democrats seek to prevent (see how they word it so as not to seem outright vindictive) “any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of this Act or has been convicted of a State or Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States.”

Remember that the House has twice impeached Donald Trump, once as President and once as a former President thereby placing him into a special category all by himself, yet two acquittals declares him NOT GUILTY of the frivolous charges brought against him.

Once again these House Democrats assume (you know that that means, right) that former President Donald Trump will be convicted of a State of Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States.

What actually are they referring to? The Act prevents commemorating with a symbol, monument or statue, renaming any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military installation, street, or other Federal property name, designate, or redesignate a Federal building or Federal land, or a restriction on Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance for property bearing his name (now read it again very slowly).

In their haste these Democratic members of the House of Representatives:

Ms. Linda Sánchez (D) California (for herself,

Ms. Jan Schakowsky (D) Illinois,

Mrs. Grace Napolitano (D) California,

Mr. Danny K. Davis (D) Illinois,

Mr. Andre Carson (D) Indiana,

Ms. Veronica Escobar (D) Texas,

Ms. Barbara Lee (D) California,

Mr. Earl Blumenauer (D) Oregon,

Mrs. Jahana Hayes (D) Connecticut,

Mr. Ruben Gallego (D) Arizona,

Mr. Gerry Connolly (D) Virginia,

Mr. Alan Lowenthal (D) California,

Ms. Williams of Georgia, and

Ms. Judy Chu (D) California), having taken it upon themselves to single out President Trump in still another outrageous act of premeditated and spiteful hate as never before seen in our country.

Rather than focusing on Americans suffering from the effects of COVID-19 they spend their time, energy and resources to compile and submit a bill such? It is blatantly a misuse of the powers of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs. Their actions reflect violations of the RICO statute for conspiracy to defame and slander a former President for what they (the House) has done to him purely out of spite.

When will voters wake up to the travesty being played out in the halls of Congress at our expense? Take note of the names listed above. Voters should initiate a recall of these legislators and when they come up for reelection vote them out. I don’t care if you like or dislike Donald Trump but to condone this behavior from members of Congress who have pledged to represent you is unacceptable; hold them accountable for their actions. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Remaking of a Political Party

2-18-2021

The Remaking of a Political Party

Does anyone else find it interesting that the Democratic Party of yesteryear has remade its image into one of…..well should we say a bit un-different? The party that sprang up the likes of the Klu Klux Klan wearing white bedsheets, robes and face coverings after the Civil War has morphed itself into the political party of “wear a facial covering to stop the spread of the virus”.

It used to be that face coverings were to prevent the breathing in of dust particles or facial recognition when someone robbed a bank. Today refusing to wear a facial covering makes you a denier, someone who is trying to kill everyone around them because they don’t want to wear a mask.

During the Trump years in office the very liberal progressive democratic party of today decided to “resist” the annual State of the Union Addresses given by President Trump for their benefit.

How did they resist you ask? One year they all came to the joint session of congress wearing their favorite white bedding attire. That’s right it could have come right out of the pages of the KKK training manual, the section on how to properly wear a scary sheet.

Another time they dressed in African attire that was from the tribe of slave traders as they paraded themselves around the Capital. And who can forget the impression given by Speaker Pelosi as she tore up her copy of the State of the Union on live television and while President Trump was speaking to the nation.

I’m sorry to say that the Democratic Party of today is in totally worse shape than ever before in their party’s history. They remain unremorseful in the distain they hold for Americans who have differing political views or of even their own party who don’t toe the party line.

Barack Obama used the word Audacity in his book title, but he could or should have used Arrogance as how the Obama Democratic Party shamelessly lords themselves over others as if they are a class unto themselves.

I saw a picture of AOC wearing a shirt that said “Tax the Rich” as if that’s a real thing. I’m not rich but I say “Tax the Political Class” you know politicians who achieve political power and finances while in public service and at the expense of others.

It today’s political climate it’s fair to say that the Very Liberal Progressive Left Circle-Back Democratic Party of 2021 has hardly striven to reach this all-time political low. Maybe they should revisit the party mascot and switch to something more their speed like a Sloth or a sea turtle or just maybe a snail or a slug. Slugs are nice at the first touch of salt they simply melt into nothingness. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Passing and Barely a Whisper

2-1-2021

Passing and Barely a Whisper

There is a well-known story about life being the “dash” between a person’s date of birth and date of death. The story begs us to examine our “dash”. What have we accomplished in our lifetime? What will we be remembered by? Or outside of our family will we even be remembered at all?

America watched the spectacles of politicians and former presidents who after passing on to the great beyond were given a spectacular tribute for their great accomplishments by other politicians and former presidents. They were praised for their contributions to the party and the affect they had on America and on the world around them. There were video and online tributes given by those who made sure to get their own 15 minutes of fame praising the very ground they walked on. In reality the proceedings quite often were simply the platform to dump on the sitting President at that time – Donald J. Trump who was “forbidden” to attend.

For us the ceremony is a time of grieving the lost loved one and as a Christian it is a time of celebrating their life and their journey home, where they join a loving God and loved ones who’ve gone on before. It is unthinkable and unacceptable for someone to hack into the ceremony or service for political purposes.

The recent passing of Rush Limbaugh highlights the hypocrisy of politics by the mean spirited comments people feel the need to make so that they too receive their 15 minutes of fame. Well I choose not to give them that platform. I have watched and listened to Rush for years and he has brought forth the voice of reason during a time of unreasonable change happening in America. He will be sorely missed.

In the recent past few months we have lost a number of voices shouting in the wilderness like that of Country Singers Charlie Pride’s Kiss an Angel Good Morning and Charlie Daniels’ The Devil Went Down To Georgia leaving an everlasting mark on the culture of America. We also lost conservative Herman Cain who overcame many obstacles in life but left with barely a whisper. There are more, many more that die minute of every day, they are missed by many and then forgotten.

The months of January and February are very special to me as they are anniversary months of my parents who died pre-COVID and are sorely missed every day. They inspired those who knew them by their example of loving others before themselves. Caring and sharing not out of their abundance but from all they had, literally taking their coats off their back and giving to those in need.

Your “dash” tells more about you than simply words can explain.

What is your dash saying, even now? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Virtual President

2-16-2021

The Virtual President

I said I’d keep a low profile after Biden was inaugurated and I intend to keep my word and only write when events prompt me to. Thus far there have been plenty of material to draw from but the photograph that surfaced today puts the icing on the cake.

It’s not written in the constitution that the President of the United States must work or live in the White House and not every president has. However Joe Biden may be the very first “Virtual President” in history, since Facebook, YouTube and Twitter had not been invented during Washington’s time.

There several books written about foreign operatives controlling the office holder of the President of the United States, but I’ve never read one about an actual “Virtual President” before. It could be like in the Back to the Future movies where the president goes into the bathroom in the master suite, lights flicker and suddenly it transforms into the Oval Office.

What’s so strange about that? I read about the guy who built his own Oval Office complete with reproduced furnishings simply because he wanted to.

So with Zoom, Messenger and all the other high tech tools available how are we to know if in fact the President is in the White House at all?  And what about the VP seated in the room but often just to the rear or appearing to be the center of attention during a presidential briefing?

Did president’s Obama or Trump do it that way too?

I suspect all the fuss we see in the news and the internet are precursors to a potential mostly peaceful transfer of power when the time is right to pull a number 25 or as Tom Bradley would say, an “OMAHA”.

We have been privileged to the “read outs” of presidential phone calls between President Biden and world leaders, but where are the actual transcript of those calls? For all we know they never happened.

Has China, Russia, Germany, Mexico or any world leader (Kim Jong Un) spoken publicly about talking with the US President? I haven’t seen or heard anything, have you?

Maybe I’m jumping the gun on this one but……….are we sure JB isn’t a clone? You know a “body double” like they use in the movies? I haven’t heard him or KH call anyone a liar in a long time, except when talking about #45. It makes me wonder……..Are we dreaming and when we wake up from our slumber we’ll find that Trump is still president and all is right with the world. Wouldn’t that be a hoot!……..unless you’re a democrat or a RINO.

Henry Ford once said that thinking is the hardest job in the world and that’s why so many people don’t even try (paraphrased by me)! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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A Day Unlike Any Other

2-16-2021

A Day Unlike Any Other

Sometimes I like to look back at events that shape my life and there have been many.

One in particular was Friday August 28, 1998 exactly one year after my younger brother John succumbed to melanoma cancer at the age of 44. John had warned me earlier in 1997 to get a colonoscopy. I got my test and assured him I was fine.

I had one mission that fateful Friday morning and that was take the dog to the groomer near our house in Cimarron Hills and my wife would pick her up later. I returned home, grabbed a cup of coffee and went down to my home office and jumped on my computer. I was new to computers only had mine for a little over a year and I was teaching myself to build webpages.  

I was taking college classes for computer programming at night and working at a teleconferencing company. I was scheduled to start work at 9:00 am and would be leaving for work soon. My wife was working in her home beauty salon. Everything was pretty normal. I’ll call it the calm before the storm.

Suddenly I felt a pain in my chest. It felt like someone had put a brick on my chest and was pressing down really hard. It was like nothing I had felt before. My first thought was to shut down my computer correctly, and I did.

I then staggered into the home salon and the colorless look on my face put everyone in panic mode. I told my wife I didn’t feel well and her customer said get him to the hospital and she’d lock up.

We lived almost 2 miles from the main gate at Peterson AFB and my wife drove as if my life depended on it. We stopped at the gate long enough to tell the gate guard we were headed to the hospital. He waved us through and as we pulled up to the ER entrance I remember reading the huge sign that said NO EMERGENCY ROOM, the hospital had been downgraded to a clinic.

We parked and headed to the door, aided by a guy on crutches going that way too.

As we entered the building the guy yelled something about a guy having a heart attack. Suddenly it seemed like we had every doctor, nurse and hospital staff member being jammed into the former ER. They were asking me how I felt, feeding me nitro and all I could say when I saw my wife’s primary doctor – check on her, she’s the one with high blood pressure.

What really got my attention was when the doctor picked up the phone and called 911.

I thought why is the hospital calling 911 and what are they going to do? It turned out they sent a civilian ambulance to pick me up and take me to one of the local hospitals where the surgeon was standing by for surgery.

All the way to the hospital the paramedic continued to feed me nitro. It still did nothing for me.

My wife stayed by my side all the way into the hospital where our pastor was waiting. I left them as the elevator headed up to the surgery floor. Once upstairs they prepped me for surgery and soon we were in that tiny surgical room. They hooked the wires and tubes and I was able to watch on the monitor as the angioplasty probe was inserted up the artery and then suddenly the pain stopped. I remember saying to the doctor that I was ready to go home now. She didn’t think so and they soon moved me into a recovery room, then into the ICU for overnight observation.

When I came to my normal senses I found that I was extremely hungry. I asked a nurse for something to eat and she came back with an apple. I like apples and enjoyed chomping on it and soon the apple was all gone……..almost. I felt a rumbling in my stomach and soon I sort of exploded sending applesauce all over my partitioned off area. I don’t think the nurse was very happy.

Later that night I felt kind of warm and sticky and pressed the call button. The nurse didn’t seem too happy when she came in. I asked if I was supposed to be warm and sticky and when she pulled the blanket away and yelled for backup as she applied pressure to stop my arterial bleeding.

The next day I was moved into a private room in the ICU ward. That was when they let family in to visit and my parents were there too. They had driven from Boise, Idaho.

My daughters had brought the grandkids and one wanted to know if they took my heart out.

My youngest daughter said I didn’t have to worry about work because she had called and told them I quit (Just kidding she said).

I was released from the hospital on Sunday and turned 49 on Monday. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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On the Constitutionality of Impeachment

2-15-2021

On the Constitutionality of Impeachment

I have written several blogs addressing the impeachment process as it related to President Donald J. Trump and many have disagreed with my assessments. Some have questioned my “qualification” to even comment on impeachment. Well I hate to disappoint you but it does not take an educational degree or a professorship, PhD, or even a passing grade in US History to make a comment or assessment on whether or not there were constitutional grounds for impeaching a sitting president or continuing after he became a former president.   

My qualifications are that first and foremost I am a US citizen, old enough to know the difference between right and wrong and I have the God given ability to recognize when elected officials have deviated from upholding their oaths of office and turned into a vindictive mob demonstrating their political power.

From the Constitution:

Article 1, Section 2

The House of Representatives …….. and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

Article 1, Section 3

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

The second impeachment was an unconstitutional abuse of power by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who formulated Articles of Impeachment accusing President Donald J. Trump of inciting the insurrection into the US Capital building based solely on him speaking at his MAGA rally on January 6th, 2021. It was also an abuse of power by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to even bring it up for a vote after Trump was no longer in office.

The Articles of Impeachment were filed by House Democrats mere days before the end of Trump’s term, knowing full well that the process would not be able to run its course with a full-blown trial before inauguration day. It was purely a political stunt with the aim of preventing Trump from being able to run for office ever again.

Once again House Democrats and the media portrayed the MAGA crowd as an angry mob of “Trump Supporters” who invaded the Capital, wreaking havoc thereby filling legislators with fear and trembling as they ran for their lives – All Lies.

I’ve watched the video footage of the MAGA crowd, men, women and children after walking for 45 minutes and arriving at the Capital building and being invited inside by Capital Police. I’ve seen footage of the mayhem happening inside as insurrectionists hammered on doors, broke windows and made their way by force past Capital Police inside the Capital. Those were clearly Antifa and BLM anarchists doing what they have been doing over the past year in Portland, Seattle, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis and even in DC – rioting and attacking those who get in their way.

I’ve read the accounts of folks who watched Antifa protestors dressed in dark clothing being escorted into the Capital building on January 6th as the MAGA crowd began arriving. I’ve watched the footage of someone placing items outside the Capital building the night before the events of January 6th.

I’ve listened to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claiming to be frightened enough to lock herself inside her office bathroom, filled with uncontrollable fear as Capital Police go door to door initiating a lock down of the building and directing everyone to safety and Representative Rashida Tialb who thanked Allah she was not at the Capital building that day. I have also seen photos of her LEADING protest riots.

I purposefully did not watch the congressional clown show which was set to run prolonged until the Republican Senate witness list was to begin with House Speaker Pelosi. Suddenly it was time to vote – Convict or Acquit!

What happened because of House Democrats in their rush to judgement (again) set a precedence that could become the norm to impeach every elected official after they have left public office?

What should have happened was first Congress create a bill from both Chambers sent to the President for signing into law changing Article 1, Sections 2 & 3 concerning impeachment a former President when he is no longer in office.

I used Nixon as an example of a president who resigned when threatened with Articles of Impeachment.

The act of impeaching a president is akin to accusing the president of wrongdoing but it is the conviction of the president that would remove him from office. It is a separate vote after conviction that could bar him from holding office again. Impeaching Trump at the end of his term is like calling a fight after the final bell has rung and saying “YOU’RE OUT!” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Believing the Big Lie

2-13-2021

Believing the Big Lie

It’s officially over – the unconstitutional impeachment of former President Donald J. Trump. The verdict – Acquitted of the charge of inciting the insurrection on January 6th 2021. Whether you’re rejoicing, rejecting or indifferent depends on what you believe about “the big lie”.

Did President Trump incite his supporters into a rowdy mob of violent insurrectionists? Did his words at the DC rally cause his supporters to turn and run to the Capital building, bust past the Capital Police, tear into the interior of the nation’s Capital and cause mayhem and destruction?

That is exactly what House Democrats have charged in their totally unconstitutional impeachment of a former president. But what has the “evidence” shown?

It was reported several weeks ago that the first Trump supporters to arrive at the Capital after a 45 minute walk witnessed Antifa members being escorted inside the Capital. It was also reported that Capital Police had opened a downstairs doorway and began waving Trump Supporters inside where they were in awe of the Capital, taking pictures and righting overturned trash receptacles and picking up garbage that had been dumped or spilled out while paying careful attention to stay inside the roped area.

A surveillance video surfaced showing someone placing what appeared to be explosives around the Capital building during the night of January 5th or early morning hours of January 6th. How is it possible that law enforcement did not see or apprehend that person(s) at that time? How does someone get close enough to a prominent structure like the Capital building without being detected?

It has also been reported that the FBI, Capital Police and DHS had been pre-warned of threats of violence in or around the Capital building would be occurring on January 6th. President Trump had declared DC unsafe so that National Guard troops could be called up as a backup for Capitol Police to quell any civil unrest that might arise.

My questions are these –

Why was no reinforced fenced-off area established to cordon off the Capital grounds and security check points established BEFORE January 6th?

Why did it take so long for National Guard troops to be deployed AFTER the insurrection?

Why National Guard troops were being “vetted” for white supremists views and having their integrity and allegiance questioned at a time of national emergency? Is not their allegiance to protect and defend the Constitution?

Why are National Guard troops not billeted and fed in a hotel, conference facility or an established bivouac area instead of a parking garage and why are they still in DC?

Based on the evidence publicly available it is my contention that an insurrection did occur on January 6th and that the responsibility rests with the Mayor of DC who’s Capital Police facilitated entry into the Capital and members of Congress who it has been reported had begun writing the Articles of Impeachment even before January 6th as well as every news organization that gave wings to this outrageous and treasonous act against a sitting President of the United States, and later a private citizen so they could make history as being the most corrupt Congress in American history.

The Senate trial phase was a complete farce as the Democratic House circus atmosphere spun some of the most outrageous lies, altered statements to affect the outcome of this impeachment while American’s have seen through everything.

It is time to impeach members of Congress beginning with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Schumer and EVERY OTHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS COMPLICIANT IN THIS WASTED PROCESS.

Failing that I believe a Convention of States is in order to formally abolish this corrupt government body and give America a DO OVER. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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