Featured Posts

Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

Read more

J. I. Hall, Jr.....A Western Novel by E. V. Pete Hester This is my latest novel and it is not in a good format for reading, however, it is readable. I enjoyed writing this book and I had problems finding a publisher....so, what the heck, I wrote it just for...

Read more

Confederates move to Brazil...John W. and Lisanna Brownlow... Otis Vaughn is interested in locating members of the Brownlow (Vaughn descendants) family who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War. In the past, I have had several readers from Brazil and if any of...

Read more

The Saga of Zachary Williams, The Sabine Kid My book publisher gave me the rights back to my book, The Saga of Zachary Williams, well, kind of saying it was just "sorry and no good"....nah, he didn't say it that way but that is how it kind of came...

Read more

Ruben Navarrette, Jr…..Is He American?

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.

Tainted Heroin…Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Va.

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-08-2016


Pete Hester
15 hrs ·I wrote this on my Facebook page yesterday. I think folks should tell others about this problem….pass it on..

In the “Health” page in the Sunday Albuquerque Journal, Aug 28, 2016 there is an article, “Dozens hospitalized as several states hit with spikes in heroin overdoses”. One of the facts stated that in Cincinnati, Oh there was an estimated 78 overdoses in two days. Emergency rooms estimated that they had 174 suspected opiold overdose cases this week, including 3 deaths. The article goes on and on telling of the terrible results from taking tainted heroin. Heroin in and of itself is bad enough but the stuff in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia has apparently been mixed with carfentanil, a drug used to sedate elephants. This drug is 100 times more potent that fentanyl, which is suspected of several spates of overdoses in several states…… This article may have been in your paper also and you can probably hit your search engine and read the whole story. I put it in here just in case…..I don’t think any of you folks use it, but its dangerious and word should be put out about this ugly stuff. The article said that 47,055 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2014. In 2015, 3050 people were killed in Ohio from overdoses…..what a waste of lives. Of course, as with any addiction saying “don’t do it” is a waste of your time. Still, one hates to sit by and say nothing……

Saturday Night Special…..

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..

Elephant Butte Reservoir….. Low Water

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…..


Can we move on from slavery?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-07-2016


Pete Hester  from my Facebook page July, 26/16
1 hr ·

I’m 80 years old and have never owned a slave. My daddy died when he was 93 years old, born and died in Alabama and he never owned a slave. My grandpa died when he was 75 years old, born and died in Alabama and he never owned a slave. My great grandpa was born and died in Alabama, fought in the Civil War and he never owned a slave as far as I can tell. I do not believe in slavery nor do I believe that my forefathers believed in slavery. Why was slavery brought up last night for this years elections. It sounded so much like playing the race card. You are free….free…you can vote….we have a black president. I’m all for us Americans…God loves you…I love you…..We are free….Can we get away from the slavery issue? 150 years ago?…… If we can’t, we may have major problems in this nation…..We have got to move on…

LikeShow more reactions


Decision Time Is November…Learning Time Is Now

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-07-2016


If you are like me, politics is not your thing. Watching and listening to all the bs being spread around by both major political parties is so blah to me. I admit it. I really had rather do almost anything else. However, how can I make a decision in November without learning as much as I can about both candidates without listening to the bs? I need to make the very best decision I can, so I need to listen and learn. I don’t like either candidate. Hillary is a big fat zero in my books. Trump is all ego and knee jerk reactions. Yet…..I’ve got to choose one or the other. So do you.  We need to listen and learn now.

I’ve Had Writers Block Before…Not as Severe

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-07-2016


Write on

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-05-2009


Write, write, you writing man, turn out the words, you know you can, write about riding and rustling and stuff, about gunmen and flozzies, spittoons a’float: about shoot outs on main street, and jail breaks and hanging, horses a bucking; write something, oh wordsmith, just don’t leave us dangling.

There are some words in there somewhere, I just got to put them together. Let me see, horses, rye whiskey, corrals, damn sheep herders and farmers, barb wire fences,  tumblesweeds, by golly, I think I”m getting it……

7/15/16 Update: dad barn it all, gosh darn, aw spit, shoot fire, dad gum, son of a gun, gee, haw, whoa, I swan….it just ain’t working this time…..son of a sea going son of a…well I guess that enough. It ain’t there

Fate of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence borrowed from Rich Bratton’s Facebook Page

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-07-2016


Rick Bratton

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.
He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your freedom and silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!


Mr. President, A Comment

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-07-2016


Someone may not have told you since you took office and I just want to make sure you know. In terms of immigrants, an illegal breaks the law when he crosses our border without the proper credentials. We have agents, The Border Patrol, employed to stop them and get them back home most of the time. When they may it through without being apprehended we label them “illegals” and we have to round them up and return them home. And they are hiding in most every state in our union, and I hear they are getting all sorts of welfare from the USA. We do need to stop them.  I hope that is clear enough for you, Sir. Several of us out here in the west can help you should you need it. Good luck on rounding them up, Mr. President.

The Most Evil Human on Earth by Steve Kroft

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-06-2016



Steve Kroft (born August 22, 1945) is an American journalist and a longtime correspondent for “60 Minutes”.  His investigative reporting has garnered him much acclaim, including three Peabody Awards and nine Emmy awards, one of which was an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement. 

You can understand what is happening to our America after reading this. 

May God have mercy upon our nation.


One Evil Human

FROM STEVE KROFT (“60 Minutes”)

People have been developing material to show all the ties that Soros has through the nation and world along with his goals.  This article is written by Steve Kroft from “60 Minutes”. 

It begins to piece together the rise of Obama and his behavior in leading the nation along with many members of Congress (in particular the Democrats, such as the election of Pelosi as the minority leader in Congress).

If you have wondered where Obama came from and just how he quickly moved from obscurity to President, or why the media is “selective” in what we are told, here is the man who most probably put him there and is responsible.  He controls President Obama’s every move 

Think this is absurd?  Invest a few minutes and read this.  You won’t regret it.

Who is Obama?  Obama is a puppet and here is the explanation of the man or demon that pulls his strings.  It’s not by chance that Obama can manipulate the world.  After reading this and Obama’s reluctance to accept help on the oil spill you wonder if the spill is part of the plan to destroy the US?  “In history, nothing happens by accident.  If it happened, you can bet someone planned it.” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Who Is George Soros?  He brought the market down in 2 days.  Here is what CBS’ Mr. Steve Kroft’s research has turned up.  It’s a bit of a read, and it took 4 months to put it together. 

“The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States of America.”  ~ George Soros”

George Soros is an evil man.  He’s anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good.”  He killed and robbed his own Jewish people.  What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath’s lack of conscience.  He considers himself to be an elitist world class philosopher, despises the American way, and just loves to do social engineering and change cultures.

Garry Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary. 

Soros’ father, Tivadar, was a fervent practitioner of the Esperanto language invented in 1887, and designed to be the first global language, free of any national identity.  The Schwartz’s, who were non-practicing Jews, changed the family name to Soros, in order to facilitate assimilation into the Gentile population, as the Nazis spread into Hungary during the 1930s.

When Hitler’s henchman, Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary, to oversee the murder of that country’s Jews, George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population.  Soros went with him on his rounds 

Soros has repeatedly called 1944 “the best year of his life.”  70% of Mr. Soros’s fellow Jews in Hungary, nearly a half-million human beings, were annihilated in that year , yet he gives no sign that this put any damper on his elation, either at the time or indeed in retrospect”.  During an interview with “Sixty Minute’s” Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his “best year.”

KROFT:  My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson. 

SOROS:  Yes.  Yes.

KROFT:  Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from your fellow Jews, friends and neighbors. 

SOROS:  Yes.  That’s right.  Yes.

KROFT:  I mean, that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many, years.  Was it difficult?

SOROS:  No, not at all.  Not at all, I rather enjoyed it.

KROFT:  No feelings of guilt?

SOROS:  No, only feelings of absolute power.

In his article, Muravchik describes how Soros has admitted to having carried some rather “potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.”  Be that as it may.  After WWII, Soros attended the London School of Economics, where he fell under the thrall of fellow atheist and Hungarian, Karl Popper, one of his professors.  Popper was a mentor to Soros until Popper’s death in 1994. 

Two of Popper’s most influential teachings concerned “the open society,” and Fallibilism.

Fallibilism is the philosophical doctrine that all claims of knowledge could, in principle, be mistaken.  (Then again, I could be wrong about that.)  The “open society” basically refers to a “test and evaluate” approach to social engineering.  Regarding “open society” Roy Childs writes, “Since the Second World War, most of the Western democracies have followed Popper’s advice about piecemeal social engineering and democratic social reform, and it has gotten them into a grand mess.”

In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune.  He  specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.  Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business dealings, and quickly made his fortune.  By the 1980s he was well on his way to becoming the global powerhouse that he is today.

In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.  He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drastically, almost overnight.”

In 1994 Soros crowed in “The New Republic,” that “the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire.”  The Russia-gate scandal in 1999, which almost collapsed the Russian economy, was labeled by Rep. Jim Leach, then head of the House Banking Committee, to be “one of the greatest social robberies in human history. 

“The “Soros Empire” indeed. 

In 1997 Soros almost destroyed the economies of Thailand and Malaysia.  At the time, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohammad, called Soros “a villain, and a moron.” 

Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, “We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula. 

He sucks the blood from the people.”

The website Greek National Pride reports, “Soros was part of the full court press that dismantled Yugoslavia and caused trouble in Georgia, Ukraine and Myanmar [Burma]. 

Calling himself a philanthropist, Soros’ role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while promoting his own financial gain.  He is without conscience; a capitalist who functions with absolute amorality.”

France has upheld an earlier conviction against Soros, for felony insider trading.  Soros was fined 2.9 million dollars.  Recently, his native Hungary fined Soros 2.2 million dollars for “illegal market manipulation.”  Elizabeth Crum writes that the Hungarian economy has been in a state of transition as the country seeks to become more financially stable and westernized.  Soros deliberately driving down the share price of its largest bank put Hungary’s economy into a wicked tailspin, one from which it is still trying to recover. 

My point here is that Soros is a planetary parasite.  His grasp, greed, and gluttony have a global reach.  But what about America?  Soros told Australia’s national newspaper “The Australian.”  “America, as the center of the globalized financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world.  This is now over.  “The game is out,” he said,  adding that the time has come for “a very serious adjustment” in American’s consumption habits.  He implied that he was the one with the power to bring this about.” 

Soros:  “World financial crisis was “stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.” 

Obama has recently promised 10 billion of our tax dollars to Brazil, in order to give them a leg-up in expanding their offshore oil fields.  Obama’s largesse towards Brazil came shortly after his political financial backer, George Soros, invested heavily in  Brazilian oil (Petrobras). 

Tait Trussel writes, “The Petrobras loan may be a windfall for Soros and Brazil, but it is a bad deal for the U.S.  The American Petroleum Institute estimates that oil exploration in the U S could create 160,000 new, well-paying jobs, as well as $1.7 trillion in revenues to federal, state, and local governments, all while fostering greater energy security and independence.” 

A blog you might want to keep an eye on    is SorosWatch.com.  Their mission:  “This blog is dedicated to all who have suffered due to the ruthless financial pursuits of George Soros. 

Your stories are many and varied, but the theme is the same:  the destructive power of greed without conscience.  We pledge to tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth in the hope that he will one day be made to stop preying upon the world’s poor, that justice will be served.” 

Back to America.  Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now.  People have been warning us.  Two years ago, news sources reported that “Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on.  This is off-the-chart dangerous.  In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, “Soros uses his philanthropy to change or more accurately deconstruct the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people”.  His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license.  His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in favor  of a PROGRESSIVE ideology of rights and entitlements.

Perhaps the most important of these “whistle blowers” are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. 

Their book, “The Shadow Party”, outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel.  Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals, and ousting moderate Democrats for years.  The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which recently became the Obama Administration.

Discover The Networks.org (another good source) writes, “By his [Soros’] own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, and Yugoslavia.  When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a shadow government, a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises.  The Shadow Party he has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior to instigating a coup.”

November 2008 edition of the German magazine, “Der Spiegel,” in which Soros gives his  opinion on what the next POTUS (President of the U. S.) should do after taking office. 

“I think we need a large stimulus package.”  Soros thought that around 600 billion would be about right.  Soros also said that “I think Obama presents us a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence.  The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights.”

Although Soros doesn’t (yet) own the Republican Party, like he does the Democrats, make no mistake, his tentacles are spread throughout the Republican Party as well. 

Soros is a partner in the Carlyle Group where he has invested more than 100 million dollars. 

According to an article by “The Baltimore Chronicle’s” Alice Cherbonnier, the Carlyle Group is run by “a veritable who’s who of former Republican leaders,” from CIA man, Frank Carlucci, to CIA head and ex-President George Bush, Sr. In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of Halliburton, Dick Cheney’s old stomping grounds.  When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same cities, at the same time.  In 2008, Soros donated $5,000,000,000 (that’s Five Billion) to the Democratic National Committee, DNC, to insure Obama’s win and wins for many other Alinsky trained Radical Rules Anti-American Socialist. 

George has been contributing a billion plus to the DNC since Clinton came on the scene. 

Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me.  And if that weren’t bad enough, he has long held connections with the CIA.  And I mustn’t forget to mention Soros’ involvement with the MSM (Main Stream Media), the entertainment industry (e.g. he owns 2.6 million shares of Time Warner), and the various political advertising organizations he funnels millions to.  In short, George Soros controls or influences most of the MSM.  Little wonder they ignore the TEA PARTY, Soros’ NEMESIS.

As Matthew Vadum writes, “The liberal billionaire-turned-philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years in order to drive home his message to the American public that they are too materialistic, too wasteful, too selfish, and too stupid to decide for themselves how to run their own lives.”

Richard Poe writes, “Soros’ private philanthropy, totaling nearly $5 billion, continues undermining  America’s traditional Western values.  His giving has provided funding of abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage and other radical experiments in social engineering.” 

Some of the many NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: 

MoveOn.org, the Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America), La Raza, and many more.  For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go to DiscoverTheNetworks.org.                                                          

Poe continues, “Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia.”

Without Soros’ money, would the Saul Alinsky’s Chicago machine still be rolling?  Would SEIU, ACORN, and La Raza still be pursuing their nefarious activities?  Would big money and lobbyists still be corrupting government?  Would our college campuses still be retirement homes for 1960s radicals?

America stands at the brink of an abyss, and that fact is directly attributable to Soros.  Soros has vigorously, cleverly, and insidiously planned the ruination of America and his puppet, Barack Obama is leading the way.

The words of Patrick Henry are apropos:  “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”  —–

Above information researched by CBS Steve Kroft

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and

give to those who would not.” Thomas Jefferson

If you have read this to the end, and you are a true patriotic American, then you will not have a problem forwarding it.