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Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-10-2019

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Our balloon festival kicked off last weekend and of course it is time to stay pretty close to home. It will last all week. I’m glad that so many folks come to visit during this period, however, after having company and taking them to see all the balloons several years, I now try to stay home. I mean it’s fun being down there, you enjoy being close to the balloons being filled up with air, mingling with all he people, sampling all the food and taking hundreds of pictures and watching as the referees keep the take offs orderly, while all the time trying to keep from stumbling, falling and bumping into folks while looking up and walking. And it all works. They refs do a good job and if you are a first time visitor I almost guarantee that you will enjoy it and probably will not stumble and fall….And you will probably enjoy it the second time….And you are excited for your third time visitors…..but after that you wish them well, tell them you will try and serve lunch at a certain time and visit the stores away from the balloon fiesta field to gathering food stuff for you visitors meal….But that may be just me. There probably are those people who go year after year and enjoy every minute of it. I’m happy for them….One note…this year, even with over five hundred balloons flying daily, only one or two has flown over our house this year…See my earlier posting on the birds not coming around any more…..Maybe it’s the wind currents….Reckon?

Where Are My Birds?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-09-2019

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No small birds are coming to my bird bath or feeders anymore….No sparrows, no jays, no house wrens, no robins….matter of fact, you remember me talking about the bird that kept calling “c’mere” last year…..He’s not calling for me anymore. No songbirds…even my hummers have left but it was about time for them to leave I guess. My old hawk still comes by ever so often for his bath and a few doves come by but other than that, none, nil, zilch….where could they have gone? I hope they will return by next spring anyway.   I miss them.

UFO’S….More and More Sightings and Stuff…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-09-2019

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UFO’s are in the news more and more every day. Even sightings reported this month. And I still have not seen one, but that does not mean they are not there. I believe, however, that the United States of America knows a lot more than the general public is being told. I don’t believe that all these sighting were made by drunks, lairs and crazy people. Swamp gas, reflections, military operations, etc., is kind of getting old as to what is really happening. Our universe is big, huge, and we are probably not the only intelligent life in the universe. And some of them may look a little weird, especially if they were not made in our God’s image. I mean, of course, if they do exist. Something is surely happening and it is very hard for me to believe that no one, no one knows anything. I really believe that there is a level of government that is hidden from congress and the executive branch of government, with funds being fed to them via unknown sources. One source said that 40 billion in funds fed to the military is missing. I sure don’t know, but………The military and defense contractors and an arm of the CIA probably can tell us much more than congress ever could. They never will, but I believe they could. One thing is sure…..THEY AIN’T DUMB.  And folks are seeing something….. One day soon the boys in the congress and the President are going to get tired of the swamp gas, reflections, blah, blah, blah. They will have to make a solid statement. Especially if we get a crashed unit that the government can’t get to in time to cover it up….

Law Enforcement

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-09-2019

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Law enforcement means that the agency so named has a responsibility to enforce laws. That is what they do and most of them perform their tasks very well. What strikes me as “funny” is that people come down on “law enforcement” officials when they are performing their duties. One of the jobs assigned to ICE is to round up illegals in our country….Boy, do some of the citizens get upset when those particular agents do their job. The headlines from several states cry about them rounding up illegals and deporting them. If these people disagree with the law, change the law. Don’t spend your time crying about these “law enforcement” people doing their job…..THAT’S WHAT THEY DO…..

Printing Money….Good Grief

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-09-2019

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I read in the newspaper today where the United States uses 9.7 tons of paper daily to print paper money….Wow, did you see that? It was in the comic strips so do you reckon it’s correct. If so, consider this…..it takes 454 paper bills to make a pound of paper money, according to Google, so if it’s one dollar bills or twenty’s or hundred’s, it takes 454 of them to make a pound. Nine point seven tons converts to 19,400 pounds of paper. If they are printing all one’s on Monday, 8,807,600 dollars  hit the streets of America. If it’s twenties on Tuesday,  176,152,000 dollars hits the street….If it’s hundreds on Wednesday, ah gee, well, that must be about 880,760,000. Anyway, it’s a dad gum bunch of money. If we could figure out a way to stop the paper going into the governments printing presses we could fix the budget, well maybe…but consider this: give each American their own printing press and if they need some money, print it up…that would save a whole lot of salaries paid to government workers and then also we could pay whatever taxes the government wanted us to pay by printing up two, three thousand dollars…no sweat….Oh, wait.. we better not do that since the feds can and citizens can’t and it would be better if the government did not do that either….I mean,  pretty soon we gonna run out of trees.

Football Picks….Nope, Not This Year

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-08-2019

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Picking the winning football team each week is what Football Picks is all about and to pick the winners most times I would have to pick the teams playing my teams.  I don’t like to do that so I will just tell you who I pull for most every week…..University of New Mexico every week….New Mexico State U every week except when they play UNM.   Arizona every week except when the play one of the New Mexico Teams.  Same comment for Texas Tech and  Wisconsin. Now I root for Alabama every week and I have forever, however, this year they play New Mexico State….I do know Bama will win….You know Bama will win….All that said I’m still going to be pulling for NMSU to make a good showing and keep trying until the fat lady sings. Talking about a bull headed team, NMSU starts at Washington State, then they play Alabama, then a little later in the season they play Ole Miss. Hard to have a winning season when you line up those teams….My Lobos go up to Notre Dame for their second game and New Mexico State for the third game…Their schedule is a little more team friendly (I hope) than the Aggies. Anyway, its time for FOOTBALL….I’m ready. Been a long dry spell. ESPN showing the top twenty five  2018 games over again in the off season helped a lot

Trump…Keeps The Liberals Uptight, Don’t He?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-08-2019

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President Trump keeps coming up with things to get the liberals going…Yeah, I know…That does not take much. It’s kind of like wherever President Trump opens his mouth the left start hollowing before the words reach a microphone. It’s funny in a way but yet it is sadder in a much worse way. If they would just listen to him and not judge so quickly, things would work out to the satisfaction of all parties. But that ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. Buying Greenland sounds like a pretty good idea to me, but that got a lot of folks going. Left leaning Jews got a little upset with him….some other things getting folks fired up, China trade war, expansion of migrant family detention, arms sale to Taiwan…you know, just whatever he comes up with.  All of those things are good for us. The thing the left is missing out on is trying to negotiate with Trump to get things closer to the way they want them…… Well,  I don’t think that’s gonna happen either.  And so it goes.

New Mexico….Aiding and Abetting

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-08-2019

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In today’s Albuquerque Journal, 8/9/19 it was reported that a department of the state of New Mexico will not turn over information to ICE investigators regarding our illegal aliens who are working or living in the state. Is that not aiding and abettIn ting? What would happen to a individual  who would do something like that? You know, we need to either enforce the laws of this state or change the laws of this state. You cannot just tell some government agency to “cram it” just because  we do not agree with them. A law is a law……There are cases where local law enforcement will not corporate with ICE officials and that’s not right. The attitude toward illegals in the State of New Mexico is very strange and they can turn a “blind eye” and “deaf ear” on many occasions.

Racists….Bigots….Liars….All Races Have Them

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-07-2019

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I will be the first to admit that the white race has our share of racists and bigots and liars….I wish we did not, but we do. But I do not believe that President Trump is one of them, but he is extremely honest in his answers and some other races jump all over that honesty as racist, mainly because it fits their agenda, which is tearing down Trump.

I am pretty sure that the black race is just as bad as the whites in being racists and bigots. And one member of congress and one extremely vocal public speaker are about as bad as they come in racism and bigotry ….both are black and neither one own up to being racist.

However, that said, both of those parties and myself need to understand that there is a degree of honesty in all of the answers given on both sides. We have to listen to what is being said and evaluate it’s truthfulness and not be so quick to say “racist’.  Can we do that? I doubt that we can also. But we owe it to the world to try.

Transgender…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-07-2019

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I watched a report on TV this morning about trans genders running track, competing against some girls. What a screwed up world. The transgender won…..Surprise, surprise. As I understand this case, the transgender was a boy, competing against some girls and the “it” won. I feel badly that a person feels lost in who they are, but, hey, get over it person…You are either a boy or girl, there is no “tweens”. Your plumbing assignment determines just where you need to be…..We, the general public, allow this type thinking. It’s crazy…. What else can we come up with…maybe human or not human, alien maybe, something else even more far out…..And what is really surprising to me is that we, the general public,  actually go along with this madness and allow it to continue. That is really the most surprising part to me. No one is outraged at this type thinking, well, maybe me and a few others. What a screwed up world….Oh, I said that already….I have no other words…it is screwed up….it is crazy…