Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-09-2016
Ok, here are a few facts from the debate:
No. 1….I do not like Hillary Clinton….I doubled checked last night and I completely agree, that I still do not like Hillary….
No. 2…I do not like Donald Trump…and I doubled checked that last night agreeing that I still do not like him, but he is the best of the field.
No. 3…I am going to vote for one of them and at the present time it appears to be Mr. Trump. But, I suppose I could change my mind, not likely, but I could. As of last night the fact is I am still voting for Trump.
No. 4….How can Hillary keep the businesses in America healthy and tax them at a much higher rate than ever before? Trickle up taxes is not really a good idea.
No. 5. Hillary’s foundation owes so many favors, even to foreign officials in some cases, and it makes one wonder when they will call them in, and including some of the Wall Street bunch.
No. 6 The deleted 33,000 emails were a bad idea but it was a better idea than letting the general public know what all were in the darn things. She ain’t no fool….
No. 7…Trump let Hillary off the hook on the e-mail deletion last night. He should have pressed the issue.
Those are some of the facts as I saw them, checked from my own mind and guaranteed reported fresh from the writer.
Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-09-2016
Mr. Iacocca’s book, Where Have All Our Leaders Gone, was written in 2007 and apparently was critical of the Bush administration. Some e-mails have made some changes to show that is was also applicable to the Obama administration, a feeling in which I share for the most part. However, Iacocca also has been quoted as saying that we need to throw out all the Democrats, including Obama, so if that is correct then maybe his book is applicable to both administration. This web site published the e-mail regarding that book, excerpts that drew some pros and cons and since it could not be proven to be from Iacocca I deleted it. Now I would like to say my feeling are that what was written was very sound information regarding the present administration and certainly was true on a lot of points, but it was distorted so that is why I deleted the posting. Our comments are open as to your true feelings of the Obama administration and the course our government is taking presently and if changes should be made….So, let us hear from you again….say what you need to say or want to say….take your shot.
Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-09-2016
I would like to thank all the people who come by and read this web site. Many of you chose not to make comments on any of the posts. A few of you do so and I really appreciate you. I like to keep this site light, right and only fight when necessary. So, again, thanks to you all and please remember we need to pray for our country and our politicians…..Our crop this year in not all that great, so we do need to depend on a higher power to help us pick out the better of the two. I have a pick, it may be right and it may be wrong, but it’s the one I think is the better. You have the same two choices. Pick wisely…….Again, thanks for reading this site.
Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-09-2016
I used to travel a lot via air…mostly in the southwest but I was in a lot of airports waiting for boarding. A person confined to a wheelchair once told me that when she was in a airport she became invisible. No one seemed to notice her and would avoid even eye contact. That stuck with me. So I made a point when in a boarding area with a person confined to a wheel chair with no one waiting with them just to say hello and ask if I could get them anything. I don’t think I was ever asked to do anything, but it did open up conversation and give them someone to visit with. Let me ask you to consider doing that…Speak to those people in stores, in wheel chairs trying to get stuff off shelves and such….It may not help them all that much but it will sure lift your own heart more than I can tell you…..I had a good conversation with a fellow in a wheel chair yesterday and he was in wonderful spirits and he made me feel lots better…..
a reprint from Pete Hester Facebook page one year ago and today….
Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-09-2016
I have read this guy for several years now, including today in the Albuquerque Journal, September 7, 2016, “Dems no better on immigration”. For one, he does not call us Americans, he calls us white people. He talks about us white people picking on the illegals coming through our southern borders as if we were the bad guys. Then when we catch the illegals we are even worse for sending them home and putting them in jail….. His message is today regarding Hillary Clinton’s statement, “tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are.” Mr. Navarrette agrees with her. I agree with her. So, how about you, Ruben, do you walk with us Americans or do you walk with the illegals? Do you support open borders, welfare to all comers, becoming the United States of America/Mexico. Tell us Mr. Navarrette, with whom do you walk. Our paper money is getting worse by the minute and before to much longer the bills are going to have to be paid. We, America, has just about borrowed itself out. Clinton or Trump….I have made my choice…But, sir, you need to make yours. Maybe Mexico would be better suited for you. Maybe you can convince the Mexican President to pay his peon better wages and the flow northward would then stop. But then those peon would not be in the USA sending money back to Mexico to the tune of several billion dollars a year. But please act quickly, the federal presses are about to run out of paper.
Update: Read the comments for one readers take on this post.
Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-08-2016
If I walk down the street of Albuquerque with a gun in my hand, there is a good chance that I am going to be shot by police, especially if I turn toward one of them, and the gun is only slightly pointed in their direction. And I know that before I take the gun to town. Most any sane man or woman knows that. So why would a man in any city in the US of A do that….And when that man is black, say what you will, he is really daring the police to confront him…it will happen. So he is shot and then there is a riot, looting, burning, injuries, protesting for days, disrupting the town’s businesses for several days…Time and time again we see this process. Ferguson, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Dallas, Baton Rouge or Albuquerque…You cannot do that. And the black folks say, (most of the time), police were to blame, even though it happens in high crime areas where the highest percentage of the criminal element in that area are also black. (You can fuss at me for that statement, but check it out, that’s the way it is.) Police are not just going to let some fellow shoot them, it ain’t gonna happen. So when you have a gun, walking down the street on a Saturday night, black or white, chances are pretty good you are going to get into trouble….COUNT ON IT…..No riot can be justified because of your actions. It is not the police’s fault. That is why they are there….They have to get that person with the gun off the street..
Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-08-2016
Even though our monsoon is here, it is not a moment to soon. Water levels in our largest lake are lower than they have been in years, some where around 1958 the paper said. Drought has played a major part of that and irrigation has been the other major player. We have to turn loose the part we owe Texas every year and they are very picky when we don’t turn loose the proper amount. But, our monsoon will save us maybe, if we are lucky. We doubled our rainfall in a couple of days last week. We are now about 2.61 inches locally on the year….amounts vary depending on what part of the state you are talking about, but we have not had major amounts anywhere. Yeah, I know, 2.61 inches is just a shower back in the south and east. … IF the monsoon will last a month or so and drop rain along the Rio Grande Valley every day or two, maybe we can get our lake back up to its glory days. Fishing and boating, especially on the holidays and during the summer is very important in this area, Albuquerque on down to El Paso. Visitors turnout into the thousands on a holiday weekend….. Come on rain…..