Why Congress is the Problem

5-15-2022

It is my opinion that over time Congress has become the problem of its own making. It is not the fault of any one individual but the resulting byproduct of power hungry individuals elected to public office.

Congress as a whole is run by a combination of antiquated procedures and rules that would stifle nature.

Congressional political action committees called caucuses solicit members who are then held procedurally to the decision of the caucus chair.

Legislators who join multiple caucuses incur multiple political loyalties, preventing them from doing the will of the people who sent them to congress in the first place.

Currently there are over 260 Caucuses and each one is taxpayer funded. Caucuses are established by and for religious and racial causes, and have been known to exclude potential membership requests due to race.

Caucuses have been known to instigate political and racial disruptions to our American way of life. They have organized political attacks on political opponents, institutions and corporate America when it serves their purposes.

Caucuses have attacked every Republican president since Nixon with the most egregious attacks in the history of our nation against Trump.

How do we change the congressional narrative and bring congress back to the will of the people?

1. Voting for elected officials who have not been tainted by the quest for power.

2. Defunding all caucuses.

3. Disbanding every caucus.

4. Prohibiting establishing new caucuses.

5. Establishing new rules and procedures with require legislators to work together for the common good of American citizens.

6. Treating immigrants with respect while modifying immigration laws to establish a clear path to residency and citizenship.

7. De-establishing the tainted Democratic Party and it’s variations.

8. De-establishing the tainted Republican Party and it’s variations.

9. Outlawing political doctrine that goes contrary to the Constitution or Judo-Christian biblical teachings.

Many are either confused or content of spreading misinformation on the founding of our nation as a place to worship God without government interference.

Some contend that our nation’s rise to prominence on the world stage was man’s doing instead of by divine providence.

Professional legislators act as if they alone are able to act in our interests while browbeating and bullying our citizens into submission. It’s time to let the old guard go. – I am the Realtruckmaster!

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Land of Smiles in 2022

Ott enjoying a selfie

5-15-2022

It’s Sunday morning and our trip to Thailand is coming to an end.

We braved the waters and made the best of a bad situation dealing with a family crisis that makes “Dallas” look like a school play.

The stay at home in Cha Am was relaxing, as was the drive into northeastern Esan country.

For sure the “pandemic” scare has changed many things that make the Thai people who they are. It has not however taken away their smiles.

Walking through the fresh markets, malls or along the beach the uncertainty is replaced by smiles.

I enjoy going into a 7 to buy a scaldingly hot cup of coffee and my favorite Potango or a Pepsi and an I cream bar, without breaking the bank.

In fact it seems that there is a 7-11 on almost every street corner. I believe there are around 20 such 7s along the main beach road in Cha Am alone.

Not to be left out are the Lotus’s, Big C Minis and Other popular stop and shop-type stores to get just about anything you could ever want or need.

Although it’s hard to see, but I suspect that under every facial covering is that infectious Thai smile.

Will I be coming back? Definitely!

My hope is that the world comes to its senses and focuses on living life to the fullest, not on what might happen. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Not all Thai Food is Created Equal

5-11-2022

What do you call Thai food? Hot and spicy? Good or bad? Delicious or not just my cup of tea.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Thailand eating at a fine dining establishment, a street vender or at home the dish or meal is dependent upon who the chef is.

My wife cooks delicious Thai food as attested by our kids, grandkids, great grandkids and a number of local Thai women. Instead of going out to eat she’s rather cook at home.

I’ve eaten Thai food in Thailand, the US, Europe and Japan and the food depends on whether it is Esan (northeastern), Bangkok or other regional-style food.

The ingredients are important, but it all comes together with a chef who knows how to bring out the flavors of those ingredients. But when traveling in Thailand I love picking Thai food from street venders.

Truly not all a Thai food is created equal. As my great-grands will tell you, “That’s not Nana’s Lop” unless of course it has been made for them by Nana. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Boonie Hat

5-11-2022

Back in the day I was an 18 year old army trucker in Southeast Asia I was stationed so far in the sticks that everywhere we went was in the boonies.

We were envious of those boonie hats issued to and worn by select Air Force and army units.

Our unit wasn’t authorized to wear them. We all wanted a cool hat to wear on the road so I took matters into my own hands by picking up a felt hat downtown which I removed the band and punched up the top and pinned one side up so it looked like the boonie hat.

After clearing the gate fatigue shirts came off and boonie hats or bandannas magically appeared as we were officially headed into the Boonies of northeastern Thailand to a place called Nakhon Phanom (NKP) which we couldn’t say or spell so everyone called it Naked Fanny.

We just had to remember that when going south to Camp Friendship we had to arrive in proper uniform or command was anything but friendly.

After getting our cargo unloaded we obtained billeting for the night and headed for the enlisted club to unwind. My beverage of choice was and still is Pepsi. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Saga of the Chevy Corvair Pickup

top world auto.com

5-10-2022

This may prove to be a very short story or of no real value to anyone but me, because it’s really about recalling my memory.

In era 72-74 I was in Boise Idaho with my wife and daughter and saw a classified ad for a Chevy pickup. It wasn’t just any pickup but a 62 or 63 ramp-side Chevy Corvair pickup like the one in the commercial loading an albeit really small elephant to show off the diversity of this vehicle.

I had this idea to buy it in western Idaho for around $100 and drive it to Fort Lewis where I was stationed and use the self-help auto shop to do a little fix it up.

What was I thinking? I’m no mechanic. In fact I’m the guy who rebuilt the carburetor on my old 58 Pontiac and threw away the “extra” unneeded pieces.

Driving it across Oregon and Washington was an eye opener as it had quiet a few mechanical issues, but I made it to the fort and parked at the auto shop.

Popping the engine cover revealed the engine mounted in the rear of the cargo compartment (thus the side ramp). Not knowing where to begin I ended up selling to someone who was a lot more mechanical than I.

Moral to this story is don’t attempt any fancy ideas about fixing a car unless you know what your doing or have friends that do. I often wonder what became of that “great idea”?

In case your wondering about the carburetor rebuild project, I got pulled over after fixing my car and got a ticket for reckless driving, smoking the tires and who knows what else the cop was thinking.

I went to court and explained to the judge, even offered to let him drive my car. He declined but threw out the ticket anyway. Mechanically inclined – not so much, but I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Allegence, Duty or Loyalty

5-9-2022

As we approach Memorial Day we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

Imagine my dismay when not too long ago House Speaker Pelosi sought to change the military oath to a loyalty pledge to the president, just not to Trump.

I thought then as I do now that was an underhanded attempt to divert our military from protecting the Constitution.

During my time as an active duty soldier I served under presidents from LBJ to GHWB and never once did my political bias get in the way of the Oath I had taken many times to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.

For over 22 years my concern was not to express or demand my political views be heard or flaunted on the public spectrum. I tried to take care of those assigned under me by doing what was right, obeying my orders and insuring our mission was accomplished.

I’m sure there are those who’ve never served nor been around our military who think the president gives a military pep talk every morning on what he’s going to do for a given situation.

I found one such family in Montana who wanted to know what then President Reagan was going to do about that Libya thing? What did he tell us? I played along and said he’d probably bomb them. Little did I know that is exactly what he did a few weeks later.

There’s a lot of inter-service rivalry and bantering about who’s the best. It’s often played out with service academy games, but deploying when on foreign soil and it’s all about the Stars and Stripes and taking care of the guy next to you, and as General Patton has said in WWII to make the other guy die for his country. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Lunacy of American Politics

5-7-2022

No I don’t claim to have all the answers for what ails the political situation in America.

It didn’t just happen overnight either.

Our nation is one of laws, based on biblical principals. Over time we have ceased to be proud of our national identity in favor of a new world order where everyone is equally treated.

How can that be? We welcome migrants to our shores while being conditioned to abandon our own flesh and blood to the slaughterhouse of abortion. We say it is a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body, yet deny the unborn child their God given right to life as declared in our nations founding documents.

Our politicians have been given the power and authority by us to create laws that protect us. Instead they complain those laws are unjust but do nothing to change them. Why do we not simply change those politicians, especially those who think that mob rule with threats and bullying tactics to keep us in line are the answer?

Laws that do not conform to the Constitution are unconstitutional.

Action, conduct or laws that do not conform to the Ten Commandments of God he calls Sin.

Do not condone sin by doing nothing! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Superheroes

5-5-2022

I grew up watching Superman on television and the death of George Reeves showed that even Superman dies in the end.

Then came the seemingly endless parade of Spiderman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Super Girl, the Avengers, the Hulk, Transformers and even more superheroes bent on saving the world from the evil villains who wanted world domination at any cost.

When God created the world he saw that it was good. Sin had not yet entered the world.

I don’t know the timeline when Lucifer and his fallen angels were cast down to the earth and given dominion over it, but I suspect it was after God had created Adam and Eve in the garden.

When sin made its appearance in the garden God proclaimed that the wages of sin is death. God knew that man was flawed and could not pay the price.

So it would seem that the creators of these superheroes have really been trying to find a man made way of salvation to prove that God is not needed at all by fantasizing and obsessed with superheroes to do the impossible. What futile and wasteful ideas that do nothing but provide a false sense of hope and control where none exists.

Before creation God made a way, the only way to save man from his sins was to send his only begotten son Jesus to pay the price that God had set for sin – death.

Physical death comes in many forms but spiritual death separates man from his creator for eternity.

Think of all that is happening all around us killing without reason or mercy, lying and backbiting, evil on steroids without restraint and an eternal existence without good.

The choice is ours to make while we have breath in our lungs and a beating heart in our chests.

Superheroes are but figments of our imagination but are powerless to change the eternal outcome of one sinful life.

Forget Ghostbusters.

Call on the name of Jesus and ye shall be saved. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Makes you wonder hmmmm

5-4-2022

We’ve all heard about Bill Clinton’s indiscretions in the Oval Office during his presidency but it wasn’t until he left office that it was made known that his White House staff thought it was funny to sabotage West Wing computers and vandalize them using super glue on the keyboards. How much taxpayer dollars did it take to clean up that mess?

When Barack Obama came into office everyone thought he was all that and a bag of chips. He got the Nobel Prize because they thought he was going to do great things for blacks in America and for the world at large. He did neither but began to systematically dissemble our system of government by doing what he wanted so long as it was not expressly prohibited by the Constitution. Congress raised narry an eyebrow or any objections.

What was to be Obama’s third term agenda for a Hillary Clinton presidency was sidetracked when Donald Trump got in the way.

Obama publicly wished Trump’s presidency success while silently twisting a proverbial knife into Trump’s back.

We watched as democratic operatives routinely and illegally leaked sensitive information from the West Wing and seemed to get away scot free.

The Joe Biden presidency is merely a continuation of Obama’s agenda and raises the question of who’s really running the show?

With a democratic trifecta House, Senate and Presidency the nation is pitching headfirst into a black hole never before seen in American history.

The recent and illegal leaking from the SCOTUS is just another nail in the proverbial coffin that if left unpunished will lead to the shredding of the glue that has held this nation together – the biblically based US Constitution! A train wreck ahead looming faster than the sinking of the Titanic. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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What Color is Your Jesus?

5-3-2022

I recently saw four pictures of Jesus posted and the question of what picture is your favorite picture of Jesus?

There were literally thousands of responses but the one that caught my eye “Where’s Jesus I only see some white guys?”

Then I thought to myself that if you’re looking for a black, brown, yellow or white Jesus you’ve really missed the point altogether.

It’s not the image that is important, it’s the life changing eternal encounter with the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Son of the Living Creator God.

God created man in the image of God – body, spirit and soul not the other way around.

Look not for a Jesus of color, but seek Jesus who can forgive your sins and grant eternal life.

Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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