My Take on eVehicles of 2022

Internet photo of the Citroen Oli

10-3-2022

My Take on eVehicles of 2022

I’m not the only one to notice that the push to eLectrify America and the world beyond had to have been in full swing for quite a number of years. Remember when the Chevy Volt and a few others hit the streets? They were just fantasy vehicles that were never going to amount to anything right, just like the first horseless carriage?

So what happened?

Tesla introduced the world to one of the first (if not the first) fully electric vehicle and we started seeing Tesla charging stations springing up across the country. To cement their enticement reeling in new buyers they offered “free lifetime charging” on select models.

A friend bought his Tesla in 2019 and has traveled from the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado to the Los Angeles, California on West Coast and back without incident. In fact his car is virtually the same as when he brought it home (except at times it needs a wash job and occasionally new tires). Other than the cost of labor and parts (mainly batteries) if or when needed, the car is almost completely expense free.

I don’t know the finer details of how Tesla vehicles work. I’ve seen that it takes 400 amp/kilowatts to charge. It’s encouraging to know that a simple 120 volt cable seems to be adequate for overnight charging at home.

I’m wondering if Tesla/non-Tesla eVehicles are able to use compatible charging stations, but since I’m still stuck on fossil fuels I may never know.

Let’s move along now.

Automotive safety standards in the USA are quite rigid compared to many foreign countries. In fact trying to import a car from overseas may require major adjustments and expense in order to bring it up to US safety standards. Some individual states have even tighter standards than those of the federal government.

California seems to lead the way to tougher and tighter control over what vehicles are allowed on their highways by recently enacting a requirement that new trucks be non-fossil fuel powered (or some such thing), meaning new gas or diesel powered trucks can’t be sold or registered at all. What does this do to California truck drivers? How does it translate down to the family level?

California is transitioning over to cars next. By 2035 no new gas or diesel powered cars will be allowed to be sold in California. I suspect they won’t allow registration of those vehicles in case someone goes outside the state to purchase their new vehicle. What is to stop the trend of not allowing ANY gasoline or diesel powered vehicles to be sold or registered in the entire state, as a next step?

I’ve been told that gasoline lawnmowers have been outlawed in California already.

An important item that must be considered with all these eVehicles coming on the market is how the power grid needs to be upgraded BEFORE introducing eVehicles on a massive scale. There are a number of states utilizing rolling blackouts which turn off all electricity in select areas for hours at a time causing home owners to resort to generators to power their necessary appliances during these blackouts. But if those generators are not electric will they too be banned from being sold in California?

What happens when this mindless mindset spreads to other states and countries across the globe?

Now let me throw out other factors in this eVehicle craze that will hit American shores sooner or later – the all new and totally eVehicle coming out of France of all places called the Oli from Citroen. It is advertised as the Wacky new eVehicle with a cardboard body.

I kid you not!

Many of Oli’s body components are made out of cardboard. My first thought is what happens when it rains? Can you even take it to a carwash or use a garden hose on it? The starting price seems to be the equivalent of $37,000 (or so they say).

How does cardboard figure into US safety standards?

So we’ve gone from steel to aluminum to composite fiberglass and now to cardboard. It appears that without competent adult supervision the technological revolution is headed back into the dark ages at lightning fast speed.

What will they think of next – a car that runs on water?

Oh wait, a man in Japan has invented an engine that actually runs on pure water (not steam). I suspect that if he gets his vehicle to mass production the earth’s most precious resource H2O will soon be obsolete or priced so high that there will be tax meters on rain barrels. But what do I know? –

RTM

Clearing the Air – Politically Speaking

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9-30-2022

Clearing the Air – Politically Speaking

Speaking to a graduating university class in 2017, President Trump said, “It’s a very imperfect world, and you can’t always choose your friends. That’s life. But you can never fail to recognize your enemies.”

An elderly grandmother once said to her grandson, “Not everyone who calls you friend is your friend”.

Several years ago I once asked a friend to remove a tag line from his emails on an official group server and you’d a thought I had declared war. My friend called me every un-American name you could think of and a few months later he was dead. I often wonder was it because of my simple request? I’ll never know.

There are those who think that I believe I’m always right.

They read my blogs and think that I consider myself smarter than anyone else.

Well believe me, I’m not. In fact I have been wrong more times than I have ever been right and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the smartest lightbulb in the pack.

That being said when I feel I’m right I will not bow to the court of public opinion or remain silent.

After doing my due diligence, a bit of investigation to assert the facts (not the opinions of others) and if I feel that I’m right – all bets are off.

God didn’t say we had to like everybody and there are a lot of people I don’t like. I place those people on my mental list of people I’m not fond of, strive not to let their names, faces or remarks come before my eyes or ears.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, someone called a Christian I must not forget the words that Jesus said in Luke 10:27:

So he answered and said, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.” (NKJV)

It has taken me a lifetime to get comfortable in my own skin.

During my military career I didn’t get political. My job as a platoon sergeant was to accomplish the mission while taking care of my troops. I’m proud of accomplishing that task in a variety of duty assignments in a host of different places and countries.

After retiring from the military I took an active interest to make sure I was registered to vote, and I took pains to head down to the local precinct polling place to cast my ballot. Although the elections didn’t always turn out the way I wanted, I had the satisfaction of knowing that I had done my civic duty.

During the Obama-Biden race I voted from Romney-Palin and began to see firsthand how the political spin pitted (compared) Obama to Palin, rather than Romney. It seemed odd as both candidates had been political contemporaries in the US Senate at the same time. I saw how Hillary had been eclipsed by Obama and everyone was swooning over the first African-American president, who went on the get the Nobel Peace Prize for what he was expected to do. I took notice when Osama Bin Laden was taken out by black operations operators and Obama took full credit (after all he was the CIC). What took the cake was when Biden publicly named Seal Team Six and it wasn’t long before that team was targeted and taken out. I took notice when on 9/11/12 the US Embassy was attacked in Benghazi and left to fend for themselves against a horde of terrorists. Team Obama chalked it up to a video and forgot about it.

During the Hillary-Trump race I didn’t hesitate and voted against Hillary (that’s how democrats vote, right). I watched the RNC debates as well as the debates between Trump and Hillary. I saw again how the political deck of cards was stacked to get the best possible outcome for Hillary, only it didn’t turn out the way she thought and the world would never be the same again.

After Trump became the President-elect his photo op with President Obama was a prop. I mean Obama smiling and wishing Trump good luck with his presidency, while behind the scenes Obama was playing both ends against the middle (Trump was the middle) engaging in dirty politics with the infamous Russian Collusion hoax. Congress went into TDS mode of resistance, the media latched on real quick in a concerted effort to oust this political newcomer from public office, saying Trump was unfit to be president.

During Trump’s four years in office, there was a constant attack upon his character, his family, his administration and never was any credit given to his accomplishments at home or abroad. House Speaker Pelosi overstepped her bounds of authority by impeaching Trump twice, and he was exonerated each time. When Trump wanted to fix immigration laws, congress refused; Trump wanted to build the wall, congress blocked and the media ran these fake news stories; when the Chinese Virus came to America, Trump went into high gear to bring government and private industry together to fill the void.

It was like a dance one step forward and two steps back.

During the Trump – Biden race it was the craziest thing you ever saw. Trump’s campaign filled stadiums while Biden stayed in his basement or spoke before some mostly empty chairs. Election night when the poles closed in Hawaii the poles showed Trump dramatically ahead, yet the next morning had those numbers flipped for Biden. Trump contested the results of the election and the battle to contest was met with political flim-flam. Biden declared his office of the president-elect even before the Electoral College had cast their ballots. D-Day was January 6th, 2021 where the EC ballots were presented and verified before a joint session of congress.

J6 had been proclaimed as the day of Trump’s rally to encourage everyone to watch the election process at work in the Capital Building so that congress knew the eyes of the nation were upon them.

J6 was a day orchestrated by Antifa to disrupt the crowd at the Capital Building by posing as MAGA folks and once inside create havoc. This was an overshadowing of the MAGA crowd just as they had done during the peaceful protests in Minneapolis.

J6 became VE-Day as the civil unrest (disturbance at the Capital) resulting in the death of MAGA supporter Ashli Babbitt and began the misinformation about Trump orchestrating the violence.

Congress responded by calling in the National Guard, fencing around the Capital and calling for the FBI to hunt down every MAGA supporter who went to Washington on J6, to be incarcerated indefinitely without bail or access to legal counsel (They’re still there).

The Biden presidency has seen the wall construction stopped; the XL Pipeline construction stopped; Oil production curtailed, national oil reserves being depleted; Southern border opened and unvetted migrants being distributed secretly and at night throughout the nation; US troops abandoning military bases, equipment and even American citizens and our allies to the hands of the Taliban – by Biden’s direct order.

Our nation is suffering and divided almost beyond the point of no return, the mid-term elections are almost here and the Congress is using the same playbook in front of House cameras in their attempt to find Trump guilty and prevent him from running in 2024 or for any office in the future.

Do I think I’m always right? Not at all!

Am I right about who is dividing our nation, brothers against brothers, families against each other, and veteran against veteran?

We are seeing illegal immigrants being brought into our country from virtually everywhere in the world to what end? It is never for the good of our country when you must violate the Constitutional rule of law to achieve your political goals.

A nation without border security or election integrity will cease to remain a nation at all!

It is the constitutional rights of citizens to vote. It is the duty of citizens to vote responsibly.

Democrat promises of free stuff are simply traps to enslave.

Republican promises for the return to law and order and national security can reverse the slide into obscurity.

United in Purpose or divided into Chaos. –

RTM

Identify the Target

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9-29-2022

Identify the Target

A universality of Alinsky conflict tactics is to pick a target (an individual) instead of an institution or government agency and zero in on your target to carry out an attack on the target’s vulnerability. This will cause those who support the target will become visible very quickly, making themselves secondary targets of opportunity. An important part of choosing a target is making it a personification in order to stir up hostility against the target.

Alinsky taught that power goes to two poles: to those who’ve got money and those who’ve got people.

Born in 1909 Saul Alinsky was a community organizer and organizer trainer in Chicago. He was a champion of confrontational tactics. Alinsky wrote two books on tactics and a biography of Mineworker president John L. Lewis. Fred Ross, a student of Alinsky, was a major influence on Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers union.

It’s interesting to note that Hillary interviewed and wrote about Alinsky in her college thesis, but Obama put Alinsky tactics to practical use as a community organizer and an organizer trainer in Chicago just like Alinsky.  Today we call it networking.

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary Hillary Clinton having both studied Saul Alinsky extensively knew his tactics quite well. Yet as Obama prepared for a smooth transition into a Hillary Clinton presidency in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was not yet on anybody’s radar.

It was not until Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, went on to take the RNC presidential nomination and begin to seriously challenge (the darling of the Democratic Party) hopeful Hillary Clinton that the Alinsky tactics of personalizing the target went into action.

Politicians like to dig through the dirty laundry of other politicians in order to gain the upper hand while the objective is to sink their political ship before it even launches. The normal political tendency is to drop out of the race, bury one’s head in the sand, never to be seen or heard from again.

Almost immediately the released for prime time “leaked” audio of Trump’s talk on the bus about handling women”. Trump called it locker room talk and said it had been recorded without his knowledge or approval was quickly followed by the female escort who Trump was said to have paid off through his personal lawyer in order to keep her quiet, which Trump denied.

With Trump’s background as a rich playboy millionaire who had all the toys and women any man could desire it’s easy to dig up dirt, but because he didn’t back down, dirt just wasn’t enough.

There were further allegations of sexual misconduct, of lying, cheating and stealing to make a fortune at the expense of others while building his vast empire.

Without going into greater detail even after winning the 2016 presidential election and being inaugurated in 2017 the next four years of the Trump presidency consisted of numerous allegations, character assassination and both insurrectionist and seditious acts of obstruction, the Russian Collusion Hoax, actual and perceived threats of violence against President Trump, his family and those around him.

Representative Pelosi made good on her boasting to President Trump early on that she alone brought importance to their first official meeting. After becoming Speaker of the House a second time, she launched into Impeachment 1, Impeachment 2 and constituted a January 6th Committee that was to end up making it impossible for Trump to run for any political office (like the upcoming 2024 presidential election).

I venture to say never before in the history of our country has a nation been so divided over the analysis of every word out of the president’s mouth or on Twitter (before he was removed and banned from that social media platform).

I have written previous blogs about the Gaslighting of America (the use of misinformation) repeated over and over until it is impossible to remember whether an actual event had taken place or not and subsequently people become politically stupid – knowing and believing the truth but believing the lie.

Should American voters not awaken from their slumber they will be like the man who went to sleep and woke up dead! –

RTM

Taking another Look at January 6th 2021

9-28-2022

Taking another Look at January 6th 2021

As I suspected and written about Congressional Democrats using the tactics outlined in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals & Rules for Power in their active resistance to all things Trump it appears that I have been right all along.

The events of January 6th, 2021 as shown on news reports were a mixture of insurgents and MAGA supporters “storming” (and I use that term loosely) into the Capitol Building brought terror and anger to American’s throughout the nation and the world, followed up by slick editing of a false narrative that President Trump purposefully incited the violence.

He did not!

If you actually watched the Trump video of that day what he said was this, “we will walk to the Capital Building and let our legislatures hear our voices concerning the fraudulent election.” (Paraphrased by me)

I watched live footage of MAGA folks upon arriving at the Capital Building watched as capital police initially escorted Antifa members posing as MAGA supporters inside an upper entrance before giving them a briefing on allowable conduct while in the Capital. These people were apparently turned loose to do as they pleased for a period of time, where they took photos in the office of the Speaker, sitting behind her desk and may have even removed electronics and/or a laptop computer or more before creating mayhem WHILE CONGRESS WAS IN SESSION, actually going through the process of verifying Electoral College ballots. (This is supported by numerous cell phone videos). It was also reported that while they were walking from the Lincoln Memorial Antifa and BLM members were escorted to the capital building (I have seen several videos supporting that claim).

I watched when Capital Police waved to the MAGA crowd and ushered them inside a lower entrance where these Trump supporters walking inside the roped-off areas and began picking up trash from overturned trash receptacles and cleaning up someone else’s mess (clearly not the actions of a violent riotous mob as we’ve been led to believe).

The unfounded charge that it was an armed insurrection doesn’t hold water. The only weapons inside the capital were those in the hands of law enforcement, and the only weapon to be discharged was by a capital police lieutenant as he shot and killed a female MAGA supporter (retired military police officer – Ashley Babbitt) without provocation or cause.

There was an insurrectionist mob inside the capital building, but they were in fact congressional democrats and orchestrated actions by Antifa members posing as MAGA supporters.

Are you with me so far?

One report that I’ve seen details the actions during that event where legislators were escorted from the premises to a safe location by law enforcement (as per protocol). That same report claims that some of the Antifa members inside the capital building were in fact undercover law enforcement officers/operatives documenting the entire event for the DOJ or HLS.

Are you still with me?

I know you’re tired of reading my version of what I suspect happened, but prior to the presidential election of 2020 a damaging letter appeared to have come from the desk of Speaker Pelosi outlining precisely how democrats have been undermining President Trump during his presidency.

This letter alone confirmed my suspicions about Congressional Democrats and their Leader’s wrongdoing simply because they refuse to allow President Trump any victory until he leaves office.

If reading this letter doesn’t fill you with rage or anger about elected officials running a coup to remove the sitting President of the United States you might as well check yourself in to a mental ward until you come to your senses.

This letter contained 5 important points Democrats were supposed to follow in order to make Trump look bad and get him to resign from office (like they did to General Flynn)?

Have you forgotten how vigorously Trump nominees were met with disrespect, distrust, false accusations and even verbally disrespected by the “presumptive” vice president-elect Kamala Harris when she called Judge Amy Comey Barrett a LIAR during her confirmation hearings for SCOTUS nominee?

——————–

“SEAL of Nancy Pelosi – Speaker of the House

Dated August 27, 2020

Mr. Ted Wheeler

1221 SW 4th Ave

#340

Portland, OR 97204

Dear Mr. Wheeler:

I have seen your response to the riots in your city and I am urging you to stick to the proven Democratic Play book.

I would like to review this with you now.

  1. Deny there is a Problem. (Press will support this)
  2. Refer to everything as peaceful and calm. (Press will help there also)
  3. When all hell breaks loose, go on camera and show your support for anybody breaking the law. (Press will praise you for this, you will be a new hero, trust me).
  4. When you can no longer keep any order “BLAME TRUMP!”

(I cannot over emphasize #4. This has worked ever-time we have used it and again the Press has told me they will support and fact check any claim we make!! THIS IS POLITICAL GOLD!!!)

  • Go on Television and Condemn TRUMP and refuse any assistance!

We CANNOT give TRUMP any victory before the election!!!!!

Best wishes,

Signed Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House

##24722”

———— (Fact checkers want us to believe this letter is a fake, but if it is true……you be the judge).

I don’t know about you but the antics of congressional democrats make me sick. To have the most “powerful” woman in congress stoop so low while orchestrating and condoning the suffering of the citizens of Portland just to spite President Trump is a grave injustice and an insult to the intelligence of the American people.

Whether you hate or love Trump or my assessment of what has been happening, the consequences of this non-stop assault on the presidency by the legislative branch IS THE INSURRECTION.

The consequence of being taken for a ride leaves nobody to blame but yourself.

America is and has been under attack by a hostile press and social media that acts as if they are above the law. I will not stand back and bow to their tyrannical pressure. –

RTM

The Plot Thickens

9-28-2022

The Plot Thickens

The quest to depose and disgrace former President Donald Trump lost all sense of reality, even after he left office. Are they talking about Trumps Plot to interfere with the election process? Oh wait, that’s what congressional democrats (Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer & many others), actually did but worse they have been plotting deliberate acts of insurrection to overthrow the President of the United States immediately after Trump was inaugurated 1-20-2017 which continue even today and have sucked a number of unsuspecting co-conspirators into their plot with them.

It’s obvious that none of their ploys (Russian Hoax, Impeachments 1 & 2, or January 6th) have worked thus far. In fact regardless of what they call each “event” to oust Trump, the key players remain the same and as of this date are not being held accountable for their deliberate actions constitute the real “Insurrection”.  Now were told that the J6 Committee may be in its final week of deliberation?

I would feel sad or sorry for the gung-ho and totally unsuspecting American public who have been caught up in this “Reality Not Television” production of “How Democrats Overthrow a President”, if it were not for the consequences affecting every life, every family and the very survival of our nation.

As a leopard cannot change its spots, these anti-American democratic insurrectionists cannot or will not change their tactics. In law enforcement the way criminals operate is called “modus operandi” (doing the same thing over and over until they get caught – and wonder how that happened?

Congressional democrats have been using the playbook: Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, with a major key of using tactics – “doing what you can with what you have”.

Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them. In the world of give and take, tactics is the art of how to take and how to give. Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves.

In a world of givers and takers it should be easy to see who the takers are (career politicians who plot against the President of the United States and then aid and abet or orchestrate the unlawful invasion of America by unvetted migrants for political purposes).

It should also be easy to see who they are taking it from – US – American citizens (tax payers).

If you cut off the income source of tax paying citizens (using the Chinese Virus) and encourage the unemployed to sign onto free government services (food, housing, education & tax rebates) what are the expected results going to be? The economic enslavement (control) of the masses!

How do you reverse the slide into poverty? Open up jobs for Americans on our soil, make communities safer and use a common sense approach to securing our national borders and dealing with international relations with other nations where the results benefit our country. It takes a leader with not only a vision but a means of making those things happen and Donald Trump was that leader.

How do you stop the reversal from happening? Turn the tide of Americans against Trump, and according to Alinsky – BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY (don’t what you can with what you have) even if it means changing the outcome of a presidential election.

Thus we now have President Joe Biden who the left calls “a good guy who makes mistakes but has placed our nation’s interests ahead of his own”. If you look around at the state of our union and the political legacy of Biden, that claim has more holes than Swiss cheese. Every act made by Biden has been deliberate and calculated to cause the citizens of our nation to suffer greatly.

Who do we have to blame? – Ourselves, if we bought into the great lie that it’s all Trumps fault. –

RTM

Allegiance to a Flag

A flag is a flag is a flag

9-27-2022

Allegiance to a Flag

Politicians who continually overstep their political bounds are simply unwilling or unable to get their own house in order.

I searched for the root of the word “Democrat” and it seems there is none?

Interesting because I see Demo = Demon & Crat = Crap or Demoncrap.

Prove me wrong?

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see that democratic policies don’t benefit “we the people”, but take control over people, all people who are willing to surrender or unable to resist the bully technics and never ending browbeating until submission is achieved.

The differences between religion and politics are the “flags” they swear allegiance to.

I’d be careful if you put your full faith and allegiance to a political flag.

The word “Republican” can be broken down to “Republic” & “Can”.

The meaning I see is people united under the Republic (Constitutional-Republic) Can virtually do anything they set their minds to.

The United States of America began as the first of its kind experiment of self-government of the people, by the people and for the people – so help us God. We are an experiment that has lasted for more than 240+ years.

So what unites us? It begins with our faith in God, our family and the belief that our nation is great because we take care of each other first and then others whose life, liberty and freedoms are oppressed.

And what divides us? Division comes from within.

We place our faith in material things

We place our trust people who convince us they have come to help.

We place ourselves before others.

We fail to learn from our mistakes.

We align ourselves against Almighty God.

When you fly on an airliner, there is a safety briefing to show how and when to use various safety components. If during flight the air masks pop down, place one on yourself first, and then on your children or when assisting others.

As a nation, we must take care of ourselves, our families, our national defense and then we can be trained to go out and care for others.

How do we care for ourselves when we allow the willful destruction of unborn babies in the womb?

How do we care for ourselves when we allow the unvetted intrusion of foreigners into our nation without the means of identification and/or tracking or even a requirement for self-reporting where they work and live?

How do we care for ourselves when we willingly vote for politicians who vow to destroy our nation by attempting to change who we are by lies and misinformation aimed to undermine our Constitution, our government and our way of life?

Do not simply vote by party lines. Vote based on biblical values – does this candidate act, do and say in accordance to what the Bible teaches? (Voting the lessor of two evils is not biblical).

Every person who has ever served in uniform knows the main allegiance is to protect the Constitution of the United States of America against ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic.

To knowingly and willingly condone what is happening to assault our nation and the Constitutional rule of law makes one party to the assault. Silence is NOT golden.

Men and women of God are called to be salt and light in the world. BE THE TRUTH –

RTM

Hard Lesson to Learn the Hard Way

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9-26-2022

Hard Lesson to Learn the Hard Way

“When you find yourself digging a hole that is way over your head – Stop Digging” – Will Rogers

I’m the guy who wants to right every wrong, fix everything and do my part to counter evil in the world we live in.

I see that driver who puts on his left turn signal and then makes a right turn from the center lane crossing 2 lanes of traffic because he see a GetYourCoffeeHere sign and thinks it’s A-Okay.

Statistically (that’s a big word in itself) speaking if one person can wreak havoc multiple times per day and you multiply that exponentially by how many billion people who have ever lived (including those living today) it becomes mindboggling. It’s like trying to put out a wild fire with a 1 gallon water bucket, with a hole in the bottom, only to find out that your fire is one of a thousand fires currently burning.

 So what brought this topic open for discussion?  What I call a fake FB group taking aim at “misinformed Fox viewers” saying that JB makes mistakes but is doing the right thing for our country, but not for him. Intentional “mistakes” are not mistakes at all. I don’t have the exact name of that group because I immediately blocked it from appearing on my news feed and no I didn’t join it either.

If you want to know the truth, look at what JB has done to our country over the past almost 2 years, and compare that to what he has done for his own family while in public service against the hype touted on that FB group and it doesn’t hold up.

In every arena of presidential responsibility has left our nation suffering and national security is at risk. Our economy is drastically down, gas prices unusually high and going higher, illegal immigration is out of control with no end in sight, this massive push for eEverything is like pushing our nation down a tight rope over a grand canyon with no safety net. While public servants in Congress and previous administration officials (with the exception of DJT) have increased their personal wealth way beyond their financial means.

And we’re expected to believe the democratic hype of this new FB group that Joe’s the good guy? Give me a break already. When I see a posting on social media, an ad on television or a highway sign that reeks of “misinformation” I feel that it is my job to correct it.

Well guess what – I’ve been told that it’s not my job.

So am I just going to stop?

I don’t think so Tim.

For all those who wanted me to post something positive on my RTM blogs – I just did!

Maybe I should just stick to rainbows and unicorns while Americans are sucked down that high pressure sink hole caused by democratic incompetence. Be careful what you asked for, you might just get it! –

RTM

Electric Airline Sky is the Limit

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9-24-2022

Electric Airline Sky is the Limit

If you like to fly as much as I do, maybe you better pay attention to the latest buzz from “Greenies-R-Us” (not a real entity). A few days ago I read this short but interesting article about how commercial airlines have been testing what I’ll refer to as “ePlanes”, which are nothing more than flying Lithuanian batteries strapped to the bottom of coach class seating (and everywhere else). I don’t cotton to the idea of flying electric any more than I see the benefit of driving electric. It’s what I call frying your eggs in one basket.

Realistically is like asking for trouble, without asking.

Think back when electricity was invented did they go out and plaster all the houses in all the neighborhoods over night with light sockets and electrical outlets BEFORE they figured out how to transmit electricity from one place to another first. I think not. No it took baby steps and phases to create coated wire that would carry the electrical load dependably. Then someone developed power poles and the necessary means to string the electrical power without losing most of it in the process.

I could go on and on and on.

Let us get back to those plugin planes. What are they made of? Lightweight composite materials, plastics, rubber, foam cushions and other necessary materials that come from what? Fossil fuels like petroleum, oil and lubricants, hydraulic fluids and rubber tires.

I haven’t even covered the electronics, navigation equipment, radio, radar and smoke alarms that will be needed to detect overheated batteries which according to the article that quoted engineers saying they are under the floor, in the wings and wherever else they will fit.

What ratio of passenger vs baggage vs airframe weight will these new electric toys sustain in flight?

Prepare for the worst by reviewing Alice a prototype electric aircraft that during testing became a real firecracker (pun intended).

I’m used to seeing aircraft at the terminal being hooked up to a ground power unit to keep aircraft lit, cool during summer and warm during winter as baggage and passengers are loaded and prepared for takeoff, but I’ll tell you this, should that GPU become something like a Tesla charging station I will take my business elsewhere. This would be particularly true if the pilot is caught dragging that huge plug down the runway……..-

RTM

The RTM Making a Difference

9-19-2022

The RTM Making a Difference

I began blogging during the 2015 campaign season and throughout the Trump administration and into the Biden presidency and you might be surprised at the responses I’ve received.

Some are congratulatory in nature, while others were not so impressed, and that’s okay.

I tend to write about events, people, places, politics and religion that stir my soul or tickle my imagination or both, as I attempt to chronicle current events to encapsulate both the good and the bad.

Case in point – Donald J. Trump, successful businessman turned reluctant politician

I wrote about this man who dared to believe that God wanted him to be President, yet stepped out in faith and against all odds on January 20th, 2017 became the 45th POTUS.

Many thought he was crazy because he did some totally unexpected things.

He challenged Congress to fulfill their duties as the legislative body, fix broken laws, and create new ones that would make our country great again.

He actually thought that securing our southern border with Mexico was in the national interests of the United States.

He thought making America great and strong again would enable us to help ourselves first and other people better.

He created another branch of the military and called it the United States Space Force, while others called it farfetched and unnecessary.

He moved the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem when others said it couldn’t be done.

He was instrumental in the signing of the Abraham Accords, bringing together middle eastern nations, some for the first time in history.

He canceled international agreements that were against the interests of the United States.

He implemented tariffs to offset United States trade imbalances.

He made it plain to our enemies that we would seriously counter any and all threats to our nation or to our allies.

He made it plain to NATO and our allies that we would stand firmly beside them so long as other nations paid their fair share of the military expense.

When the Chinese virus struck our nation and the world, he mobilized government and private industry to identify problem areas and bring workable solutions from the table to fruition.

He battled a democratically controlled misinformation campaign, acts of resistance and a very active insurrection by sitting members of Congress with aims to curtail his presidency by any means necessary.

I’ve been asked why I go to such lengths to defend this scoundrel of man who is nothing more than a liar and a cheat.

I am reminded of what Jesus said in John 8:7, “He who is without sin cast the first stone.”

It’s easy to rout for the underdog and in the case of American Politics vs President Trump clearly there is an underdog.

“It’s a very imperfect world, and you can’t always choose your friends. That’s life. But you can never fail to recognize your enemies.” – President Donald J. Trump

As President he fought for the very soul of our nation, declaring boldly “We bow only to Almighty God”.

My answer is simple, if not me, then who?

Where is your line in the sand? –

RTM

Coincidence or Outright Conspiracy

Democrats Playing Cards (August 2020)

9-17-2022

Coincidence or Outright Conspiracy

Had anyone else thought about this?

I was going through some older FB pictures on my computer and this one caused me to stop and take a deeper look because it was posted on FB in August 2020.

Then I got to thinking about AOC’s Green New Deal. Remember when she first announced it and we called her crazy, but then the Chinese virus reared its ugly head and now with the banning of cow farts, mandating EVs and reducing oil reserves and present output crazy applies to whom in particular?

Who knew that a virus would sweep across the globe effecting economies large and small?

Who also knew that within months if not days automobile manufacturers would roll out an entire fleet of EVs even before adequate infrastructure could be brought up to speed?

Who knew that a certain state would ban the sale of gasoline powered trucks, and then gas powered automobile sales or most certainly in the near future will see the banning of being able to register gas powered vehicles all together?

For all practical purposes the future is electrifying the globe and for what deceitful purpose?

When armies are electrified, cities are fully electric and farm animals have had their @#%%&!’s plugged to prevent global warming contributions will this craziness ever cease?

Then the only one in control will be the power with the strongest EP machine berthed in outer space and able to zap the entire globe in a single revolution.

Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket? I sure hope they are boiled first! –

RTM