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July 14, 2018

New look and trimmed up.

Filed under: Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 19:13

July 9, 2018

Yet my side is told to be civil? Really in the face of this crap?

Filed under: Criminal, History, My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Twitter — Scottie @ 18:14

Another 273,000 children

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Harm, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Race, Sad, Twitter — Scottie @ 16:37

1 YR old in court alone rant

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Harm, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 16:04

I was civil

Filed under: Memes, My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 09:49


July 2, 2018

My attempt to comment on amanda’s blog and her irrational response. She went nuts!

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Facts, Harm, My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 18:34
  1. Hello Amanda. I will comment on your post and hope you will not delete it like you did my other comments. These are refugees fleeing for the lives of their children and themselves. They have no choice if they want their children to live but try to get them somewhere else, anywhere. Most of them do not make it to our border. Many have tried to come via legal means but our government has shut down almost all avenues for that. They have people who wait weeks on hot sidewalks to only keep being told we simply won’t process their paperwork or even interview for asylum. It is not against the law to cross a border to seek asylum, in fact you must do so. You can not ask for asylum without being in the country. By international law / treaty which the U.S. signed it is not illegal. Something we need to understand. The violence happening with gangs in the Central Americas is caused in a large part by us. Yes we started the problem of the major gangs there. MS-13 was started here in the U.S. in Los Angeles. We then deported the trouble to countries not able to deal with them. The drug cartels major buyers are people in the U.S. We drove them from columbia and they went to countries not able to stand up to them. SO we do have a responsibility to these people for the mess we helped cause. But even more importantly Amanda, the program derided as “catch and release” was working well. Over 90% of the people involved showed up at their hearings. That is a fact. So why the sudden need for this draconian policy of ripping kids from their parents. Jeff Sessions stated it was a deterrent. Do not come here with your kids or we will take them from you! Well they interviewed the people seeking asylum. They say they have no choice but come if they want to save their child’s life, so they would come anyway. it is lose the child by death or lose the child by being seperated from them in the U.S.

    Amanda if you were fighting for the life of your child, if you watched your other child be raped and murdered, if your son, a 7 year old , was told to join & and support the drug gang or his entire family would be killed, if you seen your children hacked to death in front of you, what the heck would you dare do to get them out of that? This is what these people face, and our government wants to make them monsters. Well the monsters are us.

    The solution is not children in cages, nor prisons for families. It is doing what worked before. Pour money and cooperation into the countries to help them take back their countries from drug cartels and gangs. Use our vast resources and military to wipe them out and drive them away. Immigration at the southern border was in a steep decline before tRump and his policies. The reason was because people could get what they needed to live in their own countries. No one leaves their country without reason. Hugs


    • Well let’s hope your comment is relevant and cohesive then and I won’t need to delete it;

      As far as people who choose to have children in a fucked up country and then force the children on the tax paying citizens and government of another country – If they are going to flee to somewhere, then I suggest either they get in line behind everyone else who we’re trying to document and process to immigrate in, or they flee to somewhere else;

      Because we as a whole don’t welcome undocumented, illegal migrants in America.

      As far as asylum and sanctuary cities go, they are an obstruction of justice, safety, security, and fairness to tax paying citizens.

      Frankly I don’t care if the kid is behind a wire fence or not, the parents shouldn’t have popped out the kid in a shit hole country then smuggled them into another country crying “someone has to look after them!”

      I say deport them all as soon as possible and make them get in the back of the line;
      However border patrol and immigration agencies are incredibly overwhelmed with the amount of illegal undocumented immigration, so there is no such thing as processing this mess in a timely manner.

      The mess that other governments and societies get their countries in is NOT the responsibility or problem of the United States, period.

      They need to stop breeding and start figuring out how to function more like America, instead of trying to work the system and take advantage of America and it’s citizens’ resources.


      • Amanda your first statement is a dodge. Every comment I made was on topic and backed up by data, but you were in a snit over our conversation on my blog. Facts dear Amanda are pesky things, they simply are.

        Get in line? I guess you fail to understand. There is simply no entry by line. The current government has closed the doors to any non-white entry. You have to be either from a majority white country or wealthy enough to buy a visa like Jared Kushner’s clients did. Well reported and factually documented. Like I said most of them never even try for here, they stay in the southern countries. Did you hear about that huge caravan of invaders that fox news kept telling broadcasting about? Well turns out it was a regular event, most never even bother to get his far, happens every few years, the people get together for safety and make the journey. Once at the border they turn themselves in. Yup, walk right up and say take me into custody. Dang bad way to do an invasion don’t you think.

        You do know that the current administration is trying to strangle any immigration from any country not majority white. Do you agree with that? Remember tRump’s comment about wanting more people from Norway ? Don’t pretend these are not bigoted racists. Facts are pesky things. By the way before you start getting huffy, I knew tRump long before he ran for office. Dear he really is a racist and a big time bigot.

        Actually we do welcome undocumented workers in this country. Agriculture in this country depends on them. Goggle how many undocumented workers in agriculture jobs.

        Illegal immigrants help fuel U.S. farms. Does affordable produce depend on them?
        Again it is simply a fact, something I tried to explain to you on my blog before you went all angry denial.

        Sanctuary cities. So much falsehood in your statement I am not sure where to begin. Let’s start with the definition of a sanctuary city.

        “Sanctuary cities” is actually a misnomer. While many Americans believe that it refers to a city that doesn’t prosecute immigrants, so-called “sanctuary cities” actually refer to something far more specific.

        There’s no single definition of what is a sanctuary city, but generally speaking, it’s a city (or a county, or a state) that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents in order to protect low-priority immigrants from deportation, while still turning over those who have committed serious crimes. This is why we prefer the term “safe cities”.

        Those places that are called sanctuary cities became that way for two reasons. First they were asked by the federal government to take on immigration enforcement and detention with no allotment of federal resources. Only the federal government can enact or enforce immigration law according the the law. Other government agencies, such as sheriff offices and local law enforcement can act as deputies of those laws but are paid for by the local populations only. So the places being asked to do this asked for money to cover their expenses. The federal government refused, so they stopped doing the job of the federal government. This is simply documented history.
        Then comes the second part. Crime went down in those places where the local government refused to do the job of the border patrol or ICE.
        When people are afraid to report crimes then crime flourishes. You can understand that. Well in sanctuary cities people felt safe to report crimes so crime rates went down, more arrests were made, and more criminals taken off the streets. Again a desirable effect that has been proven in studies. Make people afraid to report a crime and crime soars. Illegal immigrants don’t cause most crimes, they are the victim of it. Again this is verified by data.

        You don’t care. Really? That says a hell of a lot more about you than it does them. “Shit hole country” You feel no responciblity for? You really strike me as selfish in that statement. Sorry calling it like I read it. No humanity for others, no concern for children? Really human of you.

        There has been increases in the border control budgets for years, and the amount of immigrants crossing has declined on the southern border. Again a provable fact. The hysteria is there is an invasion of brown people crossing into our country to rape and pillage, not work and get all the government services for free that the taxpayer must pony up the money for. Amanda we went over this on my blog. Those people can not get government assistance. No way. The most they can get is medical help in an emergency room, same as everyone else. The only draw on federal monies is the weird need to lock up the kids and parents separately and detain the them longer. Again a fact. They don’t get food stamps, they don’t get housing allowances, they don’t get welfare. Think on it, they can not even ask for it if they are illegal.

        The responsibility is all of ours as we caused most of it, still do and the fact is society is groups of people caring about the welfare of others. Do not expect others to care about you if you can not care about them.

        They are not trying to work the system Amanda, they are trying to survive in a world that they have little hope in. A world we helped create. They are not taking advantage of America. They give far more than they take. Again the data shows that. Immigrants commit less crime, their offspring go to higher education in greater numbers, heck several people running for congress are the children of recent immigrants, and we have several members of congress who are the children of recent immigrants. Look it up, we gain far more from immigration than it costs us, we always have. Right now we are begging high tech trained immigrants from india and other countries to come here. They don’t want to mostly for the current climate. Our leading tech companies can not get enough qualified workers here so they must look abroad. Look at the waves of immigration in our history, the Irish, the chinese, the Jewish populations, so many more. Each time we grew stronger and more vital. Influx of new blood and cultures has made our country great. Don’t stifle that now with a bad understanding of our history and the current facts.

        I know many of these things from first hand knowledge living with large immigrant populations and from reading studies and reports. I have seen other cultures while living in their lands and enjoyed what they had to offer. I served in the armed forces and went to many other countries. I have traveled the U.S. I am telling you the truth of the situation.

        Be well. I have to proof read this and hope I catch all the typos. Hugs


      • Non white ? You’re a moron, please don’t comment on this blog anymore.

        I’ve already asked you once to PLEASE not comment on my blog anymore because I find your values disgraceful and embarrassing and worthless to any conversation I’m interested in having – Yet here you still are, trying to suck attention from my blog over to your cuck far left socialist feminazi pity party.

        Again, please go away and don’t return, you have nothing of value to offer here.

        Majority white? You’re a fucking idiot.

        Go find some real issues to cry about and while you’re at it please never return to my blog with your nonsense liberal trash ever again, no matter how triggered you are.
        Perhaps block me. Like, now, this very moment, block me and go away.


      • Amanda. Outright lie!!! You never asked me not to comment. You Have proven yourself again… Good thing I took screen captures of my comments and now your reply.
        Why would I block you, you do more good proving how badly informed you are all the time. Sorry dear my blog is far bigger than yours so why would I try to suck off it. do try to make sense please.
        Again you got your feelings hurt because you can not deal with facts. The facts hurt when you lie about them don’t they. You are a joke. I will make this available to everyone. incase you delete it.


      • Great intellectual response. Did the reasoning it out take you much effort? Be well dear, this was the third time I tried to treat you well and you went nuts. You just hate the facts don’t you. Hugs


      • Are you? I was not the one that went off foaming at the mouth . I simply wrote demostartable facts backed up by data. You went on an emotional rant. Hugs


      • Why do you refuse to go away and block me ? You and people like you disgust me. Why are you still here babbling like I or anyone gives a rats flying dick what a crybaby far left extremist has to say? It’s a joke. GO


      • Why should I block you Dear? It is your blog we are on, I couldn’t block you there. Facts again. I never blocked you on my blog, I let you have your say, your comments are still there for all to see. I even made a video where I read your comments to everyone. You make yourself more clear with everything you add. Hugs

        So just before I posted this I got this response from her.

        Ok I’m not sure how to ask you to leave any differently. I’ve repeatedly asked you to leave me and this blog alone. This is a very creepy obsession and after repeated times of telling you to stop I’m reporting it as harassment.
        Leave me alone, now.


        So to those who think this person Amanda is stable and a person worth dealing with please read and see the real person under the mask she wears.   She clearly is a bigot, a racist, and disturbed.   But I do wish her the best.     Hugs

We are a progressive nation being held hostage by a regressive minority.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 10:32

July 1, 2018

None of these….


Culture wars, and the cult of tRump

June 30, 2018

My take on civility and why we must engage and confront tRump supporters with real facts. Do not let them smugly wallow in ignorance.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 08:51

June 22, 2018

Trimmed beard, For those wanting to pretend to be me. God’s help you.

Filed under: My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 23:11

June 10, 2018

More than one way to…

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 13:54

I found my old theme.   I knew the name but couldn’t find it going through the one side of WordPress and Nan told me she couldn’t find it either.  Today I went through the old admin dashboard and typed silver in the search box and it popped right up.  I have set the font size larger as I couldn’t read the small print.   If anyone has display problems or can not read the print /  see the pictures please let me know.  I want everyone to be able to enjoy the blog.  Hugs 

June 9, 2018

Tonight’s supper I am making

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 19:16

So in between trying to get my blog correct again due to my own stupidity, I have been doing home chores.  Tonight I volunteered to make supper as Ron has been all day putting up new vinyl siding on the outside of the kitchen wall that he had to rebuild.  I mentioned it in an earlier post that when he moved the kitchen door he found the wall was destroyed so he had to put in a new outer kitchen wall.  So today we got all the stuff and he has been out there working his cute butt off.  

So I took a dozen pork chops and seasoned them with rubbing minced garlic on them , lemon pepper, mesquite, garlic pepper, and steak seasoning.  I would have used all season but I can not find it in all the moving things here.

Then I put them in the oven at a low temp, 275 for a hour s Ron still wanted to do a bunch of stuff outside.  That baked the flavors in.   Then I got the stuffing read, the cut green beans, a dark brown gravy.   After the meat had gone an hour I asked Ron if he was ready to stop, he said in a bit, so I check the chops.  They were half done and already seasoned.  So I took them to 400 and put them in for about 25 minutes.  Everything should be ready at the same time.  Got to go cook.   Loves and hugs


I figured out the problem and it was me.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:51

Special thanks to Nan and Jeff who tried to help me out.  I went through everything hard before trying the simple things.  I changed settings and read help blogs.  I queried WordPress and forums.  I even changed my theme and now can not get the old one back.  Then as I was doing the dishes it hit me.  Different browsers show pages differently sometimes.   Sure enough when I opened my blog page with a different browser there was all the buttons I had been missing.  So I went back to doing dishes and thinking.  “What was the difference between the two browsers”? I asked myself.  Well the second one I don’t use and did not add all my personal settings and apps.  I have gotten lazy and stopped keep several browsers all up to date my personal wishes as I only use one now.  Well what app could I have on the one I use that would cause it to stop showing me the buttons I need.   Then it hit me.  I have a strict ad blocker.  I recently reset to not even allow social media apps and links because of privacy concerns.  What I did not connect was when I did that it blocked the buttons I needed.  I thought it was WordPress but in truth it was the ad blocker I installed and tightened up.   I then allowed the social media buttons again and everything came back.   Now I have a problem.  My old theme displayed well for everyone.  I like a wide full writing area with a right sidebar for displaying all the miscellaneous stuff.   However both Nan and Miles tell me it doesn’t display correctly.  If that is the case it is no good to me and I will look for another.  The old one I had I can not find in the theme store, and I can use either free or Premium as I pay for the upgraded themes.  I find selecting a theme to be a pain in the butt.   So thanks again to everyone who helped me out, sorry I am an idiot sometimes.  If you have a theme suggestion , let me know.  Hugs

Changed theme.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 13:50

Well what do you guys think , is it easy to read?  Is it big enough?  Do you have the like and share buttons again?   Hugs

June 6, 2018

I have been trying to balance life

Filed under: My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 19:14

I have been hit or miss on a lot of blogs lately and I do want to say I apologize for that.   I have been busy trying to handle this thing we call life.  I am doing better in some ways, doing worse in others, but I am happy.  Ron and I have had big changes in the last three weeks.  First the young man we have taken care of for so many years and watched him grow into a man of his own right, has moved out and we have our front of our home back.  We are adding that to the remodeling projects.  The new kitchen is coming along nicely, with every step seeming to add a problem but ones we can overcome so far.  It is both a good time and a not so good time.  But today I want to share a couple good times.  Here below are pictures of the new car we just bought.  I kept the van for times when I need to go somewhere and Ron is also out, and also a few picture of Milo enjoying one of the front room windows I put the fireplace in front of for him.   Thanks.  Be well, I really care about all of you.  Oh and yes the front light was destroyed in the storm.  This week I painted the old post and Ron and I put a new solar light on it. The shiny stuff in the windows on the front of our home is reflective insulation to keep the room cool while James was here.   Ron and I play in the next month to remove the windows and make a new wall across the front with four better windows.  I will share the pictures.    Hugs


May 16, 2018

Not what I thought it would be. Loves and hugs

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Memes, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 15:05


May 10, 2018

A request from my brother Randy

Filed under: Health, Ideas, My Life and Rants, People I like — Scottie @ 20:06

Randy and I were talking about how much riding my bike has started to help me recover.  He is interested in riding also.  He asked me to see if any of the readers here have some ideas about bikes for him.   He wrote his size below.  He says he is having trouble finding a bike where he lives.    Thanks a lot everyone.  Hugs

6’4″ 300+ lbs. 34″ inseam. Prefer something I could take up north and ride on those dirt roads as well as the paved roads here.


May 9, 2018

They are everywhere, they walk among us

Filed under: Atheism, My Life and Rants, Questions, Reason, Religion, Youth — Tags: , — Scottie @ 15:48

So on my way home after getting my stitches out of my mouth ( for the second time ) I stopped at the grocery store down the street from our home for a few items.  We shop there often and are recognized by the people working there.   I had passed the manager a few times and joked with him.  We both happened to be at the egg display case at the same time and I found a case of eggs with a few broken ones.   I gave the case to the manager.   I then checked another one and it also had broken ones, and I gave these to the manager also.  He was trying to take the broken ones out and get a full unbroken case and at that point a young store worker I had not seen before stopped by us.   I told the manager that three weeks ago I had checked a case of eggs, turned to put them into the cart, and hit the handle.  At that point the eggs flew out of my hands and flipped three times in the air, landing in the cart right side up.   Not a single egg got broken.  When I finished the young teen / adult boy spoke up and told me and the manager ” That was god Sir”, he blurted out.  “It was God, it had to be, only God could have kept them from breaking”.  Then as I just stared at him and the manager was also less than pleased he continued again with his lesson to us about the egg saving grace of his God, “God is with us, he is with you Sir, God is all around us and …”.   Noticing the manager was now giving him a very icy stare the young man began walking away.  As he departed I could hear him finish his joyful telling me about how God was with me.   The Manger turned to me and I shrugged while mentioning I had not known God was so good at designing styrofoam egg cases.    He laughed and I went on my way.  I wonder if that boy will be getting a talking to about telling people about his god while at work.  I felt bad for the boy really.  He honestly felt a deity had intervened to save the eggs I was buying but the boy never thought about the  kids his God lets starve and be raped.  The look on the boys face as he was telling us about his god was so happy.  I wonder, what happens when the light comes on , when that boy’s god fails him?  It seems cruel to me to teach young people to have that faith over reason.   Even though I live in the southern USA in a state known for its churches and religious fanatics, I was still stunned to see this.   What has education become in our country, this young man was praising his God and telling me he protected my possible eggs purchase but the boy was not thinking of the human engineers who worked on the packaging nor the many far more important things his God should have been doing and did not do.   Any thoughts?  Hugs

May 3, 2018

Gun violence. Think on this people.



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