Tuesday, July 9, 2019

I was thinking ...

Thank you Bruce for sharing

I was thinkingIf only 11 million people have Obama-Care, how will 24
 million people die if it is repealed? Will an additional 13 million people
 be randomly shot?

I was thinkingIf women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?

I was thinkingIf you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or
is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?

I was thinkingEach ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but
all ISIS attacks during Obama's term were due to Climate Change and a plea for jobs.

I was thinkingIf Liberals don't believe in biological gender then why
did they march for women's rights?

I was thinkingWhy is it that Democrats think Super delegates are fine,
but they have a problem with the Electoral College?

I was thinkingThe DNC is mad at Russia because they 'think' they are
trying to manipulate our election by exposing that the DNC is manipulating our election.

I was thinkingIf Democrats don't want foreigners involved in our
elections, why do they think it's all right for illegal's to vote?

I was thinkingIf gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be
Mayberry, USA.

I was thinkingI have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms. While we're at it, let's do the same when it comes to immigration, Voter I.D. and candidates running for office

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

319 Square Miles

Thank you Bruce for sharing

I thought you'd find this interesting … I DID! This is a real eye opener!  I wish this could be printed on the front page of every newspaper and Internet news site.  Someone should also share this with Killary and all the other DemonRATS. This describes what happened. She lost! Trump won!  Fair and square.  Get over it!

"Subject: 319 Square  Miles"

A 39 second read you will want to pass on.

In their infinite wisdom, the United States' Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented.

Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?

The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet.
It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.

Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump.
(Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who Inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) 
DO NOT & SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!

And it's been verified and documented that those aforementioned 319 square miles are where the majority of our nation's problems foment.

Well worth the 39 seconds to read?  
Now please pass it on!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

"Where's the fire?"

Thank you Uncle Ed,
 for sharing this Facebook Post

Gwendolyn Corgan
March 22, 2019

From a mother living in TX

For those living close to the border in Texas, the crisis is all too real on the boarder of the US & Mexico. This is from the perspective of someone who lives with this every day. They are not secure in their homes behind walls like all of congress is. Maybe congress should walk a mile in these people's shoes. The urgency to have a wall built at the border may not seem like a crisis for some. One such person is Kari Wade, who, with her family, owns a ranch just 50 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

The border rancher recently responded to a Facebook comment when someone asked, "Where's the fire"in regards to the urgency of President Trump to build the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border

Just read a comment on another friends post and the comment said, "Where's the fire?"...as in reference to building the wall/more technology on the border states. Let me tell you where the fire is:

  • The "fire" is finding dead bodies on your ranch, 
  • The "fire" is finding domestic pig ears in your drinkers when there isn't a domestic pig for 25 miles, 
  • The "fire" is waking up to unknown people talking in your attic, 
  • The "fire" is dogs barking all night when your closest neighbor is 7-25 miles depending on the direction to just realize there are people outside your barn, 
  • The "fire" is having to come home after dark and have to carry a rifle to go feed your livestock after BP tells you that they only caught 9 of the 15 they are looking for. 
  • The "fire" is making a choice. Do I take my child with me to a dark barn to feed and hold the flashlight or lock him in the house, so you lock him in the house and call a friend to let them know he's home alone and if they don't hear back from me to come check on us. 
  • The "fire" is you don't feel comfortable letting your child play outside without being in eyeshot of them. 
  • The "fire" is having large drug busts on your ranch. 
  • The "fire" is feeling sick to your stomach every time the helicopter swirls your house because you know they are chasing people because you can hear them on the speaker talking to them. 
  • The "fire" is seeing the BP camera set-up 1/2 mile from your house. 
  • The "fire" is coming home after dark...your children are driving in front of you as one is of age to drive, and there are officers on your road watching illegals 1/4-1/2 mile from your house and you have to call your children and tell them to keep driving, don't stop at the house. 
  • The "fire" is coming home to your backdoor wide open.

The "fire" is real for me, my family and my community.

Saturday, March 23, 2019


From a Facebook Post

Dr. Carson is a very intelligent man, both in surgery and in critical thinking. Everyone must read this as we welcome Muslims into our mainly Christian country.

This has been the underlying premise that has kept Christianity and Islam at war for almost 2000 years. They cannot and will not assimilate into any society that does not embrace their theocratic views. Europe has already suffered a recent invasion of Muslims under the guise of refugees that will destroy Europe as ‘we and they’ knew it. To ignore the same here will be at our peril.

This denial has been the downfall of every non-Muslim nation who has refused to or has been afraid to believe it - do not fall into the trap of thinking anyone who is aware is racist or paranoid - the informed always have the advantage. 

I want adults and children to understand this regarding MUSLIMS.


This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish. And send it on to everyone. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.

Can a good Muslim be a good American? 

Theologically – no:  Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia 

Religiously – no: Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam. (Quran,2:256)(Kora)

Scripturally – no: Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran

Geographically – no: Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially – no: Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews. 

Politically – no: Because he must submit to the mullahs, who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.

Domestically – no: Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34)

Intellectually – no: Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically – no: Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually – no: Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' The Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99 excellent names.

Therefore, after much study and deliberation...Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both 'good' Muslims and 'good' Americans. Call it what you wish, it's still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.

The religious war is bigger than we know or understand! 

Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. 


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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Tribute to Diane – Follow-up

From The Natchez Democrat
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Diane Persons Forrest 

May 3, 1963- February 7, 2019

NATCHEZ — Services for Diane Forrest, 55, who died Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Natchez will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel in Natchez with the Rev. Dan Ratcliff officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Laird Funeral Home

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at Laird Funeral Home.

Mrs. Forrest was born May 3, 1963 in Jackson, the daughter of Forest and Barbara Persons.

She completed studies in health care and practiced as a nurse for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Natchez. She was thoughtful, unselfish and caring. She enjoyed making cards for friends and relatives for all occasions. She loved all holidays and would prepare greetings and gifts far in advance. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Forrest; her brother, Rodney Persons Jr.; daughter-in-law, Lauren McCoy; Aunt, Patricia Persons and uncle, Joe Craddock.

Survivors include her parents, Forest and Barbara Persons, of Natchez; one son, Jason McCoy, of Memphis; one grandson, Ethan McCoy, of Memphis; two aunts, Annie Bess Saul and her husband TK, of Clinton and Carolyn Craddock of Plano, Texas; two uncles, TD Persons and wife Linda, of San Antonio, Texas, and Jack Spradling and wife Judy of Florence; her loving Shih Tzu, Snoopy, and a number of cousins and other relatives and friends whom she loved very much.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Bill Rice Sunday School class.

Online condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.

Friday, February 8, 2019

A Tribute to Diane

By Terry Orr
Image from Google Search

Today my heart is heavier than normal. Last night, I received shocking news that my dear friend Diane Forrest has passed. Her Mother replied to my text to Diane, stating,“This is Diane(s) Mother, I just found (out) Diane has passed away.”

Over the next few days, hopefully we will learn more. 

I met Diane on the Internet twenty-four years ago and we have been good friends since then. She also was my partner in developing, writing and maintaining this Blog. Diane wrote more than three hundred and helped on countless more articles on a very wide range of topics.

I am going to share a poem she forwarded to me after her birthday in May 2013 that her Uncle Jack had written for her.


How wonderful it is to know those who thrive
Happily bringing joy while living their lives
With a wonderful smile you carry each day
The world is made better as you go your way
We know that a Taurus is embedded with traits
Live Love and giving plus remember special dates
You are faithful to your passion of sending cards to friends
It reflects who you are, the perfect means to an end
Twas warm on the fiday when you came into the world
The family was blessed with a beautiful baby girl
Your professional vocation is a mission of love
And your caring heart fits like a glove
You take everyday events all in stride
While staying the course is your mark of pride

Then there’s the picture Perfect Love

Your caring for Dave until he was called above
As a daughter and sister and daughter and a son
You reflect all that’s good when all is said and done
Routines become habits and some make you glad
Like watching judge judy each day with dad
And snoopy, yes snoop
Is you live in king
While enjoying attention he does his own thing
As an excellent chef, cooking is your flair
Your uncle jack’s favorite is chocolate eclairs
So congratulations is now offered on this 3rdof may
Reaching a high mark on your special birthday

Monday, January 28, 2019

Children of the 30’s – “The Last Ones”

Sharing Facebook Post 
By Jim Richards
My cousin
Thanks Jim for sharing

Thought this was worth reposting
Children of the 30’s – “The Last Ones”
A Short Memoir (Unknown)
Born in the 1930s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the “last ones.” We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available. 
We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see gold stars in the front windows of our grieving neighbors. We can also remember the parades on August 15, 1945; VJ Day.
We saw the ‘boys’ home from the war build their cape style houses, pouring the cellar, tar papering it over and living there until they could afford the time and money to build it out.
We are the last who spent childhood without television; instead imagining what we heard on the radio. As we all like to brag, with no TV we spent our childhood “playing outside until the street lights came on.” We did play outside and we did play on our own. There was no little league.
The lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we had little real understanding of what the world was like. Our Saturday afternoons at the movies gave us newsreels of the war and the holocaust sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons. Newspapers and magazines were written for adults. We are the last who had to find out for ourselves.
As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth. The G.I. Bill gave returning veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow. VA loans fanned a housing boom. Pent up demand coupled with new installment payment plans put factories to work. New highways would bring jobs and mobility. The veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics. In the late 40s and early 50’s the country seemed to lie in the embrace of brisk but quiet order as it gave birth to its new middle class.
Our parents understandably became absorbed with their own new lives. They were free from the confines of the depression and the war. They threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined. We weren’t neglected but we weren’t today’s all-consuming family focus. They were glad we played by ourselves ‘until the street lights came on.’ They were busy discovering the post war world.
Most of us had no life plan, but with the unexpected virtue of ignorance and an economic rising tide we simply stepped into the world and went to find out. We entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where we were welcomed. Based on our naïve belief that there was more where this came from, we shaped life as we went.
We enjoyed a luxury; we felt secure in our future. Of course, just as today, not all Americans shared in this experience. Depression poverty was deep rooted. Polio was still a crippler.
The Korean War was a dark presage in the early 50s and by mid-decade school children were ducking under desks. China became Red China. Eisenhower sent the first ‘advisors’ to Vietnam. Castro set up camp in Cuba and Khrushchev came to power.
We are the last to experience an interlude when there were no existential threats to our homeland. We came of age in the late 40s and early 50s. The war was over and the cold war, terrorism, climate change, technological upheaval and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with insistent unease.
Only we can remember both a time of apocalyptic war and a time when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty. We experienced both.
We grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better not worse.

Monday, January 21, 2019

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Please take time to read each and every one of these quotes from Dr. King. 
Think about how they apply today? 
How they have bettered your life. 
Share those that are most close to you and why.

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

“You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“We must use time creatively.”

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”

“We must substitute courage for caution.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

“It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

"It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of white society.”

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the Good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

“A right delayed is a right denied.”

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

“The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.”

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”

“If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

“It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.”

“I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

“If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.”

“The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.”

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

“Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.”

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.”

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

“Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

“A riot is the language of the unheard.”

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”