Walking on Eggshells

9-21-2020

Walking on Eggshells

When I was young we lived on a farm with chickens and farm animals all over the place. When you went into the chicken coup early in the morning you had to be careful where you stepped. No telling what you encountered in the darkness of the coup. There were feathers, chicken feed, lots of chicken s*it. Usually the chickens were outside pecking around with the rooster chasing the young hens. We learned never to walk in the house with those same shoes on either.

When I got older I worked with my brothers in a poultry place where we fed the baby chicks, and sorted the older ones that were going to market. We had to be careful or we might step on a baby chick who was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Much later in life I had the opportunity to take my grandkids to the local county fair. One of the favorites was the chicken barn and the livestock barn with lots to see and do, but again be careful where you stepped. One season they were giving away baby chicks to the kids to take home and raise them. Not a good idea if you live in the city or in an apartment. The chicks were in a pen like a wading pool. On the table next to the chicks was a stack of McDonalds Chicken Nugget boxes (they had holes so the chicks could breathe). My grandkids wanted a baby chick until I told them where Chicken Nuggets came from.

Politics can be like walking on eggshells. You can’t say anything about this candidate or that candidate without offending someone or being offended. I have family and friends who are political opposites of my stated political views. We agree to disagree and rarely talk politics at social gatherings. Once in a while someone will tend to be a bit smart-alecky and throw something out there to embarrass you or make fun of your political candidate. At those times it’s not nice to retaliate in kind, “but sometimes Alice…..pow right in the kisser” an old Jackie Gleason saying says it all.

We are what, 47 days away from the election on November 3rd and it’s time to take the kid gloves off and step up like a man or a woman (your preference) and say enough is enough.  Stop trashing the candidate you don’t like because of a manufactured disliking or hatred for him or her. Try judging their character. Use the same standard you want others to use on you.

The bible says in Matthew 7: 1-5 NIV

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Should you not spend your time praying for each candidate that God would open the door for the right one and shut the door for the wrong one? We should desire our governing leaders to be successful, that our nation and its people will be successful.  Otherwise we make ourselves a laughing stock among the nations of the world, not by what our leaders do, but what they fail to do or fail to say in unity.

Stop dividing your brothers and sisters by the color of their skin, or their ethnic background. We have all been created equal by the same God who will one day soon judge each of us by our actions, deeds and words.

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

I CHALLENGE YOU from now until Election Day search out one new fact daily about both candidates (Biden & Trump) for the office of the presidency. Be careful not to fall for hearsay, gossip or blatantly false accusations. Site facts and use credible sources. Be prepared to defend you posts.

Be respectful in your answers. Obscene, vulgar and hateful comments will be removed as will your ability to comment further.

Example:
(Former VP Joe Biden is from Delaware – official biography)

(President Donald Trump is from New York – official biography)

No more walking on eggshells! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Interpretations of Democracy

9-21-2020

Interpretations of Democracy

I guess we’ve been looking at Democracy the wrong way.

For Conservatives the Constitution is the rule of law in the United States and protecting the Constitution as a fundamental and basic responsibility of every citizen.

On the other side Liberals seem to feel justified in protecting Democracy by tearing down the Constitution, ignoring the rule of law and removing basic rights of citizens.

This is a basic difference between Conservative Republicans and Liberal Democrats and its only 6 weeks before the November 3rd, 2020 election and Congressional Democrats have literally tried everything in their Book of Liberal Secrets to influence voters and insure that the president is not reelected.

One of the Congressional Democrats latest stunts was to push forth a mandatory vote by mail scheme designed to overwhelm the USPS and local state election boards due to the sheer volume of mail in ballots. The plan was to mail out billions of ballots, not necessarily to the right people or to their current addresses and without their consent or request making a case for very real voter fraud.

Congressional Democrats accused President Trump of ordering the USPS to remove blue mail receptacles so voters couldn’t mail in their ballots and obtained an injunction stopping the removal of blue boxes which were located primarily in areas where they were not being used at all. The message from the USPS was if they can handle Christmas cards, and packages during the holidays they can handle ballots. Certain Democratic state Attorneys General began pushing forward threats of pressing charges on the president for with telling voters to vote multiple times.

President Trump claims that forcing a mail in ballots for all is a scheme ripe for voter fraud and encouraged voters to verify that their mail in ballot had been counted or to vote in person with a provisional ballot that would only be counted if their original ballot was not received.

The message from Congressional Republicans was simple – vote in person, but if you are unable request an absentee ballot and if possible take it down to one of the state election ballot receiving stations. Then follow up to insure your ballot has been received and counted.

In other news, Republican run states have begun reopening, some without restrictions so that their economy can be restored and life can get back to normal. Liberals Democrats have long held the belief that COVID-19 is a really smart virus that can distinguish between people who are worshiping in church and those rioting in the streets. Only those in church will be affected by COVID-19 so many Democratic run states have nailed the doors of churches shut while allowed rioting mobs to burn loot and murder (BLM) with impunity. To insure complete destruction cities have defunded police, eliminating entire city police forces and placed citizens on their own to fend off vandals (just don’t use a weapon). Those already being processed for burning, looting or murder were given a get out of jail free card by liberal Democratic AGs and placed back on the street. This puts a huge strain on city resources and citizens are wondering what happened to the police? Who answers 911 calls? Who responds to emergencies?

Congressional Democrats have threatened President Trump and Attorney General Barr with impeachment in an attempt to prevent the president from moving forward with a SCOTUS nominee to replace RBG. Some claim it was her last wish to have her replacement sworn in by the next president after the November election. Obama says we must be consistent in the SCOTUS appointment. Great legal minds and experts say the president cannot fill the seat before an election. Many have their opinions but I suspect have never read Article II of the Constitution. The president nominates, the Senate confirms and the new justice is sworn in. Nothing stated it must be done after the election.

In past administrations the Senate acted quickly or chose to wait before moving a nominee forward. In this administration Congressional Democrats moved the goal posts and created a circus atmosphere during the confirmation hearing of Justice Kavanaugh with false accusations, publicly smearing his character, his family and his career. After his swearing in, there were no apologies given by Congressional Democrats. What happened to those false accusers or those who supported them?

We have learned that everything is politics.

Being a patriot has an entirely different meaning depending on your focus.

Republicans say after the election we can get down to the business of returning to normal, building the economy, creating jobs and moving America forward after Trump is reelected. The best is yet to come!

Democrats say after the election we will riot, burn more, destroy more and America must get ready to suffer. If Trump is reelected things will get worse.

As an American I say enough!

Mark 3:25, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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We Need to Pick Our Battles Carefully

9-20-2020

We Need to Pick Our Battles Carefully

For the past 4 years what we have witnessed in American politics has been some of the most devious, underhanded and dastardly political acts known to man, or so I thought. I then made up my mind to do everything in my power to stand against the fake news, lies and slander directed at President Trump.

I became so caught up in the fight that I began to lose sight of the battle because the landmines that kept blowing up everywhere. Then I was reminded that this fight was not up to me. I have no power on my own.

I thought about King Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20) as the Moabites and Ammonites prepared to come against him in battle and he became afraid and cried out to the LORD. In fact the entire nation of Judah became humble, fell down on their faces before God and earnestly sought God to intervene and save them from overwhelming forces.

The Battle Belongs to the Lord – Petra https://youtu.be/yLZJZsRJIC0

We as a nation must submit to Almighty God’s plan and ask him to protect our nation against these nonstop attacks against the president, law enforcement and our fellow citizens. We must stop attacking and fighting each other or we will surely fall.

Have you ever seen a pack of vicious jackals consuming their prey? It’s not a pretty sight as they savagely attack and tear apart the carcass and any lower pack animals that might get in the way. The Alpha eats his or her fill, and the runt gets the leftovers. Congressional Democrats are like that you know? The “alphas” get first choice and everyone else waits their turn to be invited to join in. Elected office was never meant to be this way. One would become elected to political office, do their best for the duration of their term, then return home and back to private practice or to the family farm. Lifetime politicians have poisoned the political tree.

What Americans need are politicians who will commit to long overdue changes in how congress operates.

  1. Eliminate congressional caucuses, committees and coops that effectively blackmail legislators into voting against their better judgement (common sense).
  2. Boycott, sit-ins or work stoppage = stop congressional pay for every day missed.
  3. Run for higher political office = resign immediately and commit to winning the race or going home.
  4. Misconduct in office = charges brought forward, tried and removal from office.
  5. Slander, treason or inciting to overthrow the president = removal from office and prosecuted for misconduct.
  6. Cut the Pork = eliminate the political perks (travel, supplemental pay, retirement plan, and medical plan)

Legislators should “pay their own way” with a meager salary that will prevent congressional “homesteading” in congress. Elected office was never meant to be a career path or retirement option. For some strange reason politicians feel they are irreplaceable or essential in politics. We have already seen what happens when an “essential politician” dies in office. The jackals scramble to pick through the morsel for the choicest portions as they parade around demonstrating their concern and care for the dearly departed unless the departed is still running against President Trump’s re-election campaign and unaware that the train has left the station. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Democratic Meltdown

9-19-2020

Democratic Meltdown

This is the world we live in as Chicago-style politics of threats and intimidation are not reasonable actions of sane people or even actions of last resort. No, these are business as usual for lifelong Congressional Democrats who DEMAND to have their way or no way.

It matters not that yesterday America lost a great fighting spirit in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she succumbed to cancer. As the word began trickling out over the social media I doubt that her body had hardly begun to cool before liberal lefts in Congress began demanding the selection of her replacement be delayed until after the election. Some media outlets claimed to have her deathbed statement declaring her wished to be replaced by the next elected president. It wasn’t long before threats and intimidation tactics from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was also demanding the replacement be delayed until after the election or “everything is off the table”. Doesn’t that sound childish? Social activists were quick to threaten riots (as if we haven’t already had enough) and even threatened to burn down the SCOTUS building if the Senate confirms President Trump’s nominee.

Today the FBI announced that a package mailed to President Trump was intercepted, examined and determined to contain the deadly poison Ricin. This was not a hoax, like what we experienced during the primary election of 2018 when the mail bomber sent packages out to prominent Democrats, a few entertainers and maybe a RINO or two. Within hours the FBI had surrounded a residence, confiscated a van and declared the guilty party had been arrested. Then crickets…….. What happened next?

Let me be clear not all Democrats are this devious or self-centered however those who are bitten by or get a taste of the power bug become radically changed when they get into the DC swamp.

For average mid-American voters you don’t really count unless you tow Democratic Party line and vote a straight blue ticket. If you’re a minority voter you MUST vote blue or you’re not minority enough. Isn’t that outright crazy politics?

Democratic incompetence is astonishing. Recently in Minneapolis the city council voted to defund the police. LEO leadership eligible took a retirement package and many officers simply hung up their uniforms and I would hope they began packing up their families and possessions to move out of state. The citizens of Minneapolis began wondering where are the police as nobody answering 911 calls; no police presence in increasingly high crime neighborhoods. They still can’t figure out what is going on?

I hate to keep rubbing it in, but BLUE CITIES AND STATES ARE FAILING TO PROTECT THEIR CITIZENS due to mismanagement at city council, mayoral or governorship levels. Elected officials are deathly afraid of upsetting the criminal elements in their jurisdictions so they go out with the rioters and help vandalize THEIR OWN HOMES, then wonder what happened (reminds me of Hillary).

I would hate to be a Democrat who has to tell their children and grandchildren – that’s me – I did that!

I voted for that crazy Biden/Harris team because I wanted Trump to lose at any cost.

Well you might not like his crude way of speaking, his mannerisms, or even his past reputation (as presented by the fake news media). You may be jealous of his lifestyle of the rich and famous when he was younger. That’s ok. You’re not marrying him. He’s not your sugar daddy. But you have to admit that he’s determined to win. Trump doesn’t give up. He remains focused on the goal or the prize.

Trump has campaigned as the Law and Order president amid all the lawlessness and civil unrest perpetuated against America citizens in democratically run cities and states and they are scared to death that after inauguration day, Trump will take the gloves off the DOJ and clean up the mess they have left behind. I say left behind because even Democratic voters deserve better, cleaner, and safer places to raise their families. Really smart voters will turn the tables on elected officials in their states turn them RED.

We are 45 days away from re-electing the 45th President Donald Trump and the Democrat politicians are worried that he will destroy the country by his crazy agenda – jobs, jobs, jobs and Trump gets results = the Wall; peace in the Middle East; Tariffs to equalize foreign trade deficits; bringing our troops home from these endless wars; and don’t forget POW/KIA remains returned from many of our former adversaries around the world.  Trump has broken many presidential records in just 4 years and where Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing of substance in his first 8 months in office. Trump has been nominated for 2 Nobel Peace Prizes for obtaining Peace in the Middle East and as more countries come forth as Kuwait just did there may be more NPPs in Trump’s future. Trump made it clear when asked by the press – PEACE IS THE PRIZE.  – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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In Case You Have Forgotten

9-18-2020

In Case You Have Forgotten

November 2019 – China noticed a new virus but chose not to disclose this to the World Health Organization.

December 2019 – Chinese workers on holiday in China began returning to factories in Wuhan and to overseas factories in Italy and elsewhere the China Virus sending (accidentally or intentionally) the virus into the world. Announced officially by China on December 31st that the 2019-nCoV and later changed to SARS-Cov-2 had been detected in humans and took everybody by surprise.

December 2019 – President Trump had been impeached by the Speaker Pelosi’s House Democrats.

I have been blogging during this entire time as events unfolded I began writing about what had been happening and I have a pretty good timeline of the events of 2020 which started out with a bang.

January 3rd – An attack on the US Embassy in Iraq masterminded by Iranian General Qasem Soleimani led to subsequent action to locate this terrorist. Congress was preparing for the upcoming Impeachment Trial phase and issued no official response.

January 7th – The White House announced that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani had been taken out in a drone strike. Congress went ballistic and began talking of trying Trump for war crimes for ordering the strike. No talk about Coronavirus or COVID-19.

January 16th – February 6th – The Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump led to an acquittal on both Charge One – Abuse of Power, and Charge Two – Obstruction of Congress.

Coronavirus Response Early On

January 31st – Trump issued immigration ban from China and halted direct flights from China.

February 26th – Trump organized Coronavirus Task Force and placed VP Mike Pence in charge.

February 29th – Trump issued immigration ban from Iran.

March 11th – Trump issued immigration ban from Schengen area of Europe

March 13th – Trump declared National Emergency due to COVID-19

March 14th – Trump issued immigration ban on UK and Ireland.

March 14th – Schools and businesses were order closed for a 15-day stay at home order, social distancing and self-isolation of sick and elderly to prevent virus spread (Continued for 6 months).

March 18th – Trump issues EO prioritizing and allocating health and medical resources to respond to COVID-19

March 18th – Trump invokes the Defense Production Act of 1950 to mobilize Mercy hospital ships to Los Angeles and New York City; mobilize Army Corps of Engineers assets to convert hotels and conference centers into temporary hospitals nationwide; Authorizing corporations to convert to wartime production of Personal Protection Equipment (gloves, masks and ventilators); fast track already available and highly suitable medications to slow the spread of the virus; encourage Congress to pass stimulus bill to help citizens, small businesses and corporations during pandemic.

March 20th – Trump issues memorandum on delegation of functions – Exchange Stabilization Fund.

March 20th – Trump issues memorandum on providing federal support for governors’ (California, New York and Washington) to use National Guard to respond to COVID-19.

March 23rd – Trump issues EO preventing hoarding of health and medical resources.

March 24th – Trump issues travel ban on Northern and Southern US borders.

Trump Administration conducted meetings with governors, CEOs and medical professionals all lending input as how to best deal with the Coronavirus and make sustainable progress.

On March 27th I wrote “Reporting on Facts or Fake News” citing the above listed sequence of events of Trump’s response to the China Virus or as it’s now called COVID-19 virus.

During those early months and since that time what has Congress done to aid and insure protection of American citizens? There was the rush on toilet paper, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer in short supply because of COVID-19, why? We’ve had reports of farmers being ordered to dump eggs, milk and slaughter livestock all in the name of COVID-19, why?  Many businesses labeled non-essential closed for good, while others deemed essential remained open with caveats (restricted or limited patrons; social distancing; staggered shopping times for seniors; and masks)? Churches were ordered closed. Schools were ordered closed. Beaches, parks and outdoor activities were ordered closed. America was ordered closed, yet liquor stores, barbershops and beauty salons were ordered closed, big box stores and bars deemed essential were allowed to remain open all in the name of COVID-19. Why have our politicians chosen to close down America indefinitely, was it COVID-19 or was it FEAR? Even today Americans are fearful that wearing masks is causing severe side-effects like nasty rashes and breathing in carbon dioxide, while those who wear masks fear those who don’t are going to kill them with the virus. This has gotten out of hand and is purely ridiculous! It is my opinion that this is purely a means of using fear and tactics to maintain control for obvious political reasons.

We wondered what was coming after the virus and we found out in May that an incident occurring in Minneapolis was the trigger point for Peaceful Protests for Social Change leading to riots, looting and killing of innocent lives primarily for no apparent reason. Organized domestic terrorism began using fascist groups like Antifa and the racist Black Lives Matter along with White Nationalists who began their march across America from Portland and Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles to Denver and Chicago, Milwaukee and Houston to New York City and District of Columbia. Much like the infamous Sherman’s March of the Civil War era, these were organized and funded movements designed to disrupt national unity and stir up racial and class division of Americans against each other while social distancing and wearing face masks. Many businesses were destroyed, public and private property damaged and destroyed, many lives have been lost and NOBODY IS BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE! Oh there is plenty of blame to go around to cowardly governors and mayors who’d rather capitulate to domestic terrorists at the expense of their citizens. Offenders arrested for committing these violent crimes were often released without charge and returned to the streets to commit crimes again and again. Law Enforcement Officers have been demonized, put on a short leash and told to stand down in the face of violent rioters. Police agencies are being defunded and made obsolete while citizens are left to fend for themselves. Those who arm themselves and stand up to defend their families and their properties are being arrested and charged instead of the rioters who threaten them.

Before we can even comprehend the extent of these actions of civil unrest there is a sudden surge of more than 1,200 “wildfires” primarily throughout the western states where lives have been lost, property completely destroyed by fire and first responders have been completely overwhelmed and exhausted. The blame has been placed not on the actual causes lightning strikes and arson, but on two other factors – Global Warming and President Trump.

Make no mistake America is in the midst of a major civil unrest like no other in our nation’s history. American’s have been brainwashed by media and social networks to believe that only one person is to blame for the events of the past 4 years – Donald Trump. Their pathetic ideology also has determined that if you are on the receiving end of violence it’s because you deserve it as a Trump supporter.

American’s are not dummies and we are not stupid. We see the violence perpetuated by the Progressive Leftists in the Democratic Party and their lackeys in the media for what it is – Chicago-style fear and intimidation, based in part by the radical ideology of Saul Alinsky and the community organizing skills of Barack Obama, the deep state and others who’ve taken this to a whole new level.

What they do not know, haven’t realized or figured out is that we do not place our trust in government to save us with promises of free stuff by simply laying down our right to have and bear arms. American’s are keen to those broken promises and failed ideologies that promote communism, fascism, and Marxism. We know that politicians are only in it for their 15 minutes of fame with no sense of responsibility or accountability for their words or they’re actions.

When asked, what is the one thing that the world needs today? Many respond with WORLD PEACE.

In recent weeks President Trump has begun pulling US forces out of a series of endless wars and relocating US military assets to places where they are sorely needed, with many troops returning stateside.

And we’ve been hearing there will never be peace in the Middle East because they’ve been fighting each other for generations yet in recent days we’ve seen Bosnia and Kosovo come to a peace deal brokered by the Trump Administration earning President Trump a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. More recently we’ve seen Israel, Bahrain and the United Emirates Republic (UAE) sign the Abraham Accords in the White House earning President Trump a second nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

A reporter yelled out a question to President Trump, “Do you think you deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?”

I love President Trump’s answer, “PEACE IS THE PRIZE!”

Results matter.

Faced with a door labeled “Crisis” you can open that door and get to work or you can turn away and let somebody else do it.

Is there a family crisis in America? What have you done to fix it?

Is there a racial issue in America? What have you done to fix it?

Is there an immigration issue in America? What have you done to fix it?

Is there a crisis in the workforce? What have you done to fix it?

Is there a housing crisis in America? What have you done to fix it?

Or

Is there a God crisis in America? What have you done to fix it?

If you say that somebody ought to do it – BE THAT SOMEBODY! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Voting is Your Voice

9-17-2020

Voting is Your Voice

I had a conversation yesterday with someone in her late 40s or early 50s who said she had never voted and didn’t know what to do? At first I was both shocked and puzzled as this person recently retired from civil service.

I gave her the only advice I could at the time to register as an Independent, so that she would get both ballots and decide which was right for her. I also told her to vote according to her beliefs. Which candidate more closely aligns with what she stands for and use biblical standards as a baseline. It may have gone over her head if she is not a believer.

I told her that results matter. Look at each candidate’s political history – how long have they been in politics and what have they to show for it? Most politicians have their official biography and want to impress voters with what they consider their greatest accomplishments. Those new to politics may only have professional accomplishments to fall back on. She asked about how they talk and what they say – promises? Politicians will promise you the moon but are usually unable or unwilling to get off the ground.

Normally each election is more than voting for political office wannabes and includes initiatives and political actions that affect us now and well into the future and you must familiarize yourself on each issue – pros and cons.

If you’re unsure request an absentee ballot, gather your information on ballot issues and go over them one by one until you are reasonably sure whether it’s a positive or a negative. Check to see how you are to mark your ballot, what is the correct name are you registered under (full name or something else) and sign your ballot with the correct signature. Lastly I suggest you drop your ballot off at an official drop off location in person. That way you know it has been received. Don’t wait for the last minute either, something could come up and if you miss the deadline your vote will not be counted. Mailing a ballot has its own issues, some require 2 stamps or you could get it returned for more postage.

Voting is an important part of being an American citizen. It gives you the right to voice your approval or displeasure with elected officials and the decisions they make on your behalf. Don’t waste it by not voting. Every election and every vote is important. Vote your conscious and don’t let others influence or pressure you to vote a certain way or for any candidate or issue. Arm yourself with knowledge, stand on your beliefs and stay true to yourself. Be proud to be an American. Be proud of your vote.  If you need help or advise contact someone you trust to give sound advice.

Happy Voting – your vote does make a difference. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Something About Racism

9-16-2020

Something About Racism

I’ve written about racism before but sometimes it’s good to take another look. Racism in its many forms is evil and unites the negative tendencies of mankind. Talking about it enflames and fans the fires by stirring up prejudice. I was reminded of that this morning by someone who felt it was her duty to remind me that racism exists in America. The intent of her words was for me to rewrite my blogs to conform to her worldview, like that’s ever going to happen.

I grew up in a world free of racism and prejudice. As a young child I worked the migrant fields with people, young and old of many different racial and ethnic heritages. We worked in the sun alongside each other. As children we ate and played together and were all one big happy family of working to earn a living. We weren’t poor because nobody told us we were. We weren’t privileged, just living life as it came, one day at a time.

When I joined the military I went to basic training there was Private Lawson the only black guy in my basic training unit. We slept in open bays, double bunkbeds, wall lockers and footlockers all issued the same gear, doing the same training and at times battling outside intrusion side-by-side. Whether drafted or volunteer we became a team, of many individuals to one unit. We were “E Pluribus Unum” in the flesh. The Vietnam War was in our future and we did our best to survive.

We came home to a different world. Many were met with protesters who didn’t care about the color of our skin. They spat on us, yelled obscenities at us and called us names (Sound familiar)? We arrived in our hometowns, the ones we’d dreamed about for so long while we were away, to families and friends who didn’t understand.

We were expected to plug back into the spot we’d left so long ago only now we were the square peg. We didn’t see the world the same. We’d experienced life as we’d never imagined. Met folks we never even knew or heard about. So I returned to military life and became a lifer.

During my 22+ years I rose to become a platoon sergeant and became mom and dad to many young troops. I didn’t see them as black, white or brown, but soldiers who did the job they were trained for or those who didn’t. The mission was my priority, yet not at the expense of my men and women. I treated them as I wished to be treated with respect and as individuals. I wasn’t the best platoon sergeant, but I tried to be the best soldier I could be and expected the same from each of them.

I faced prejudice then as I face it now with eyes wide open. Some people have bad experiences, while others create the bad experience. If you look through a glass with a filter of racism you will always find what you’re looking for. If you live life searching for the positive you will find that as well.

If you want to combat and end racism stop talking about it all the time and start doing things differently in your interactions with others. I used to hear people say “I wish they would go back where they came from” and although that may have sounded good to them at the time, it was not a thought out statement because we’d all probably be speaking Iranian.

I like the online response recently attributed to actor Morgan Freeman when asked how do we stop racism:

“Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man & I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.” – Morgan Freeman

In the United States we call ourselves Americans. There is no need to attach a hyphenation ethnicity to the title American. I’ll bet that when you were born the doctor, midwife or paramedic did not say – “It’s a hyphenated-American”, but rather “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl”.

There’s an online story about a headstone listing: Date of Birth – Date of Death. Do you want to be known by your “Dash” simply as a hyphenated-American or if listed at all to say you were an American?

I’ve been a lot of things in my life a Son, Brother, Cousin, Nephew, Soldier, Sergeant, Father, yet my greatest accomplishment didn’t come from any achievement of my own, yet it is the proudest title of them all – PAPA.

So you want to stomp out racism – start today. Don’t attack – Listen; Don’t force your feelings or prejudices on others. Change comes from within. BE THE CHANGE! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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We Are Living in Historical Times

9-15-2020

We Are Living in Historical Times

Recently I’ve heard people say we are living in the worst possible time in the history of our nation. I must strongly disagree. We are living in the best time in the history of America and the world.

So in the United States we’ve gone from the Impeachment Trial of the President of the United States, the introduction of the China Virus (SARS-CoV-2) to American soil infecting thousands of Americans, the elimination of ISIS, two terrorist leaders by US forces and for those who are not familiar with world history what we witnessed today at the White House was the historic signing of the Abraham Accords signaling the beginning of Peace in the Middle East with principals of the US, Israel, UAE and Bahrain. We’ve also heard that possibly 9 other Middle Eastern countries may be ready to sign on substantial peace agreements with Israel in the very near future leading up to two, possibly three unprecedented nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump.

Who said you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too? The icing on the cake will come in 49 days when Trump is reelected in a historic landslide election by the American people. From the time that Donald Trump entered the political scene there has been a continuous onslaught of attacks against him, his character, his family and his administration. Accusations have been abundant. His determination and ability to persevere has proven too much for his opponents to cope with and rather than give credit where credit is due they would rather continue down the wrong side of history. It is like beating on a metal door with a piece of wood, sooner than later they will stand with bloodied hands wondering why the metal door will not open, when all they had to do was turn the handle?

God is doing miraculous wonders in our midst, yet people only see what they have been conditioned by the deceiver to see. The bible tells us that we will hear of wars and rumors of wars; famine and pestilence in diverse places; men will be lovers of themselves; right will be wrong and wrong will be called right and all these must pass before the end comes. If that doesn’t describe what we are witnessing and going through in 2020 then I don’t know what is? People flock to worship the signs and wonders, yet refuse to acknowledge the Creator of the Universe.

I’ve been saying for 4 years that it’s not about the man Donald Trump and it’s not about the office of the presidency. It’s about one man’s obedience to Almighty God. It’s about God’s love for you and me. I say to you – If you have only hate in your heart there is no room for God’s love because God is love.  I ask you to pray for President Trump, his family and his administration for their safety and their resolve to continue in the way of the Lord. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Making a Statement

9-15-2020

Making a Statement

Playing the Star Spangled Banner before sporting events has been done since 1918 and is a time honored tradition in the United States as a means of stirring national pride and showcasing unity of one nation under God.

In 2016 outright racism came to the forefront in America and politics as Americans began to call for an end to systematic racism. Colin Kapearnick made his statement for social change by choosing to take a knee instead of standing for the National Anthem.  I don’t think he knew or dreamed of the kind of change that would follow. Players began emulating him and took “taking a knee” to a whole new level. Soon coaches would join the players in an act of solidarity, followed by team owners and the NFL commissioner so as not to upset the players.

President Trump then made a statement that players who kneel should be fired from professional sports. Patriotic American fans nationwide were appalled and angered by the disrespect toward the national anthem and to the flag to the point of burning their NFL gear, tearing up season tickets and turning to other sports. Then other sports teams and leagues began to crumble under pressure. The cry of fans has been totally ignored.

By 2020 not only was kneeling becoming common place as a means of countering the national anthem which has been all but eliminated for sporting events, and now the NFL decided to play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as “the black national anthem”, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN. Teams began sporting Black Lives Matter shirts and black armbands and kneeling in a moment of silence after the death of George Floyd.

So let me make my statement very clear.

According to the official autopsy of George Floyd, he died of a drug overdose, while in police custody.

The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. It was written as a symbol bringing national pride and unity to our newly formed nation. This nation was not founded on color of one’s skin or the ethnic heritage of its people. This nation was founded on freedom and thinking of replacing the national anthem with a black national anthem does not foster national pride and is wrong.

If you are not proud to be an American a new anthem will not revive you and it is ridiculous to think a black, white, brown, red or yellow anthem unites anyone for the common good of the nation. Do you want to feel proud?  It starts in your mind. What you need is simply an attitude adjustment.

Contrary to what you have heard or read racism did not start in 2016 with the election of President Trump, nor will it end when he is no longer in office. Systematic racism started in the late 1960’s with a small group of congressional democrats who proclaimed themselves the “racial police in government” by opposing then President Nixon.

Over the years this select group became effectively organized for racial issues and boasts of distinguished alumni such as then Senator Barack Obama. When this group of legislators first came into existence they decided to restrict membership to “blacks only” club and thus the Congressional Black Caucus came into being. We have seen these congressional democrats use open warfare tactics on President Trump and his administration by boycotting his inauguration address, the State of the Union addresses and even parading on the floor of congress wearing outfits resembling white sheets of the KKK, or the African tribal colors of slave traders as a means of protest.

Congressional democrats have opposed many legislative efforts of the President and even other legislators. Their resistance campaign has even crossed over the line of legality and teetered at the edge of treason. Their actions are not the rational actions of elected officials but rather the actions of spoiled children.

Ending racism begins with you and me. We can start by not referring to ourselves or others as black, white, yellow, brown or red, Asian, African, Mexican, Latin –Americans. We are either Americans or we are not.

The United States of America is one nation under God, a shining light that attracts many people with the call of freedom, if it were not so, they would not come. There are those who bring trouble to our land and to our people. It is the primary responsibility of government for the safety of its people and the responsibility of the people to hold government accountable. We are only as strong as our weakest, most vulnerable. America is US. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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In a World of Hate

9-13-2020

In a World of Hate

After hearing a very interesting and intense sermon on love it’s easy to see how the world as we know it has gone off kilter by leaps and bounds. We have outrageous incidents where actual hate-mongers are going all out to display their hate of anyone or anything that does not conform to their idea of acceptability. Just last night a gun-wielding attacker walked up and shot 2 sheriff’s deputies in the head, they were sitting in a squad car in Compton, California. If that wasn’t the worst of it, a crowd of domestic terrorists blocked the emergency room entrance of the hospital treating the officers while shouting obscenities and wishing the officers died. Incidents like this have been happening with more frequency in cities across the nation while local prosecutors have chosen not to prosecute the offenders. Other incidents where resisting arrest results in the deaths of offenders, crowds are incensed and worked into a frenzy often charging that law enforcement deliberately shot to kill.

Have you see the wildfire maps showing active fires across the West Coast and Western states that are overwhelming firefighting officials? One map shows fires encompassing the Western states right up to the US/Canadian border, and then a single fire at the Southern tip of Alaska. Are we supposed to believe that these fires are all caused by lightning strikes? No, I don’t think so.

No discussion would be complete if we didn’t state the obvious elephant in the room – the WuFlu, Chinese Virus, China Virus, and SARS-CoV-2 otherwise known as the COVID-19 virus. The nation is a political hostage in the grip of the politically correct as they intend to do everything possible to prevent the re-election of President Donald Trump. Select democratically ran states and major cities are still in lockdown with churches, schools, theaters, restaurants and fast food places along with medical facilities being closed indefinitely, while republican ran states and major cities are beginning to open back up. The long term effects of these shutdowns are not known at this time. American’s are cowering in their homes, afraid that a knock on the door will be the dreaded COVID-19.

The saying that love trumps hate has people wondering out loud – what is love?

And what does love got to do with it anyhow?

Let me try to answer those questions and more here.

What is love?

The bible tells us in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Without God there is no hope.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 tells us that if we had the ability to speak all languages, but don’t have love we’d simply be a noisy gong or clanging cymbal. If we had the power of prophesy, could understand all mysteries and have all knowledge, and have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love we’d have nothing. If we gave away all our possessions, had our bodies cremated, but didn’t have love we’d gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Love is patient

Love is kind

Love does not envy or boast

Love is not arrogant or rude

Love does not insist on its own way

Love is not irritable or resentful

Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing

Love rejoices with the truth

Love bears all things

Love believes all things

Love hopes all things

Love endures all things

Love never ends

Faith, hope and love abide

But the greatest of these is love

I find it ironic that Jesus walked on the earth, his ministry lasted 3 years and he came to die for the sins of the world. The world hated him, the words he spoke, how he acted as one in authority and even forgave those who arrested him, condemned and executed him without cause.

Here we are 2000 years later and if you can imagine the hatred of God is so strong still today by a world that resents what God is doing with a man chosen by him for a specific purpose to stop evil and stand up against spiritual forces in the form of political correctness laying many in spiritual bondage. It is God’s way of reminding us that he alone is sovereign and has everything under control. God is saying to this world in turmoil that Love Trumps Hate as a way of reminder that without God there can be no love because God is love. What the world needs now is Jesus! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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