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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Immigrants…Illegal Immigrants…A Big Difference

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-07-2015


2 hrs ·     This from my Facebook page this morning….

Why do people confuse immigrants with illegal immigrants…there is a big difference. Immigrants are good and desirable. Illegals immigrants are law breakers.  Immigrants are trying to become honest citizens…. I am not a Donald Trump fan, but I think folks misunderstand what he said or maybe they are just trying to use it to make the Republicans look bad….America has enough trouble trying to provide for our own people who need help…. To you Mexican citizens who wants to work in the United States, well, get your green card and come on. We can use you…but don’t cross the border without one as that is breaking our laws and is a slap in our face…..And my friends of Latino descent who are citizens of the USA stopping the flow of illegals is not a bad thing. The people of Mexico are a wonderful, warm and happy people and are a joy to be around…. You also know that there are many trying to cross our southern border who are not Mexican…Many. You also know that there are those in Mexico that are  crossing the border for illegal activities. Don Trump may not be likeable, but one thing is for sure….He “ain’t stupid.”…..

Conundrum spelled out…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-07-2015


This e-mail forward is from a cousin in Alabama…pretty good…

Free people are not equal.
Equal people are not free.
“A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don’t have one, you’ll
probably never need one again.”

The definition of the word conundrum is something that is puzzling or

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is
2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are
3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the
4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep
getting poorer!!!
5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in
other countries only dream about.
6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about –
yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Think about it!!!
And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st century.

Pojoaque Pueblo…At It Again

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-07-2015


Do you remember a few years ago when the Chief of the Pojoaque Pueblo threatened to shut down US Highway 84 that runs through the pueblo if he did not get his way…I don’t remember all the details now but he wanted things his way. Now, the Cities of Gold and Buffalo Thunder Casinos do not want to pay their fair share of taxes to the State of New Mexico. There are 5 other Indian casinos paying the rates set up by the state and are not having a problem with it. The taxpayers of New Mexico or better said, the casino players of New Mexico should boycott both the Cities of Gold and Buffalo Thunder until they pay their fair share….just as the others are doings…let the Fort Sill Apaches have the Pojoaque Pueblo license….That Will Work..

If you receive a 403 forbidden message code on any comments please send a e-mail to phhester6@aol.com and advise me that you have. I am working to repair this as comments have always been welcomed. Thanks, Pete Hester…

update: well, folks who tried to post on this subject matter gets hit with a “403 Forbidden” for some reason. I suppose it’s not who you know but who you pay. E-mail your comments to me at phhester6@aol.com and we will see what else we can do.

Skinny Food, Fat Food….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-07-2015


This morning Sweetie informed me that she needed me to return a couple of cans of food to Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. I did. I had the receipt and everything. There were two ladies at the customer service desk. They asked how they could help me and I explained that my wife had bought a couple of cans of evaporative milk and when she got home she discovered that they were fat free and she needed regular. The lady asked what the problem was with the items and I told her that these two cans were for skinny people and I needed two cans for fat people…..Well, she was still laughing as I walked back into the store to make the exchange…..Pete

Quote of the Decade….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-06-2015


This is an e-mail from a friend in Dallas:

 “A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment,

free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing,

free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place

does indeed already exist: It’s called Prison.”


Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County, Arizona

Sheriff’s Office

Racists in America….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-06-2015


Are there still racists in America….Yes, even with lots of us trying very hard not to be racist, we are…I am guilty….There I have said it….You mean that you have used the n word Mr. Hester?…Guilty…But have you ever defended some of your black friends, Mr. Hester…Yes, many times I have. Listen, some of the best people I know are black and I still have let them down by being a racist at times…But let me tell you a little secret…Some of the blacks are as bad or worst than me on racism….And I think the President has very racist leaning just as bad as me…Brother Al and Brother Jessie and lots of our news reporters are just as racist as some of us white boys….So, the blacks can preach racism all day, but please point the finger in your own direction about as much as you point toward me. I’m being truthful. We need to work on loving our neighbors, not only on our own streets, but all over town, all over the country…We still have lots of work to do, us whites are as guilty as can be, but you black boys and girls need to examine yourselves also. We got to pray about it…Loving ones we consider unlovable takes lots of time and effort and yes, prayer. ……..Let’s get started…OK?

Kirtland AFB Jet Fuel Spill Cleanup Starts Friday, June 26, 2015…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-06-2015


The leak was discovered in 1999, but some say it has been leaking for decades, but Friday, June 26, clean up starts…so they say. Well, I hope that’s the case….. They will pump the water up out of the aquifer and pipe it about 3 miles to a treatment plant on Kirtland AFB. The cleaned water will be used to water the golf course on the base and after the water meets certain standards, a infiltration system will allow the water to percolate  back into the aquifer. Only one extraction well is pumping now but 2 – 3 others are planned for this year and possibly 4 more wells for 2016. That is good news for the citizens of Albuquerque. We are growing at a tremendous rate and water is absolutely necessary. …The rate of pumping for the present well should be at 100 to 120 gallons per minute starting Friday…That’s a pretty good stream. Thanks to the Air Force Civil Engineering Center in San Antonio, TX along with a team of top Air Force scientists and some folks from the New Mexico State Environment Department….Good job to all of you folks…And thanks…

Warming trend….It’s here….102 degrees In Albuquerque, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-06-2015


Ok, now I’m a believer….It is here with the 102 yesterday and 100 plus for today seems to mean we are in a warming trend…and it is reported that this trend will continue into July and usher in the monsoon rains for this year…while I don’t expect monsoons to the extent we see in India, I’m hoping for a quarter inch or so for our area…Yeah, I know…..but brown is our favorite color…well, for a lot of us anyway. Green means flies and mosquitos and other pesky insects and high humidity….some of us humans are difficult to please, aren’t we? I love New Mexico…We know where to look for water when we need to….High mountain steams, a few nice lakes and a mud puddle here and there….Life is good…

Confused?…About Politic….And Government….And Political Parties..?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-06-2015


Well, do not feel alone….Lot of us, from time to time, have to pause to think about just what is right. And trying to bring things, important things, down to a family level just does not work either. One thing that always gives me pause is bombing a place where the bad guys have hidden out and they have innocent women and children with them…I think that is a no-no…But, when it come to paying our bills, keeping our payments in the black, I do think we can compare to running a household. I can think of tough times in our early family years where many paydays I would go up one side of the street paying and down the other side apologizing, telling those I owed that I would get them paid….And I did…Never thinking about bankruptcy. I felt a deep obligation to pay my debts. Still do. Others may think differently and that’s ok. As a government we must pay our bills as we must operate our nation, however, someone has to check our spending and when we reach our limits, put the brakes on spending…Both parties need to be working on spending cuts, amen? Welfare is necessary, helping someone up is great, but that should not be a career move..welfare, I mean and monthly drug test should be required for all recipients. Both parties need to be on the same page on this and why would anyone not be in favor of this?….. Congressmen making a career of politics…..No, they should not…two terms max and the same retirement benefits as the rest of us…Paying foreign governments, those who hate us, burn our flag and mistreat it’s citizens, should never happen…those governments using our money to do things all of us are against? No way, neither party should let that happen….. Flying our flag at our homes, in our schools and wearing USA or USA Flag shirts should always be allowed, and never, I say never, let another nations flag be flown over one of our institutions or school…no way…  There are many other things that I could list here but I’m sure you would grow as weary reading them as I would writing them….But one other important point…Prayer in our school and courts and publicly showing the ten commandants wherever they are warranted should be required..We are still a Christian nation, 70 percent of us, and that is a majority, folks, I say, Christianity is still the majority…..But, what I’m trying to say is that if one off our citizens, runs for office and has the above in his or her platform…I’m gonna vote for them…Republican, Democrat, Independent or even the Whigs party, they would be worth voting for. Amen?….

45th President of the United States of America….(pictured before breakfast)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-06-2015


I almost wrote, H. R. Clinton, but I did not out of fear that I would be correct and quoted by others as being the first to predict that our new president would be Hillary….I do not want that distinction….However, that said, you figure it out. Who will the liberals vote for? Why, Hillary of course…Who will the women vote for? Not all of them, but most of them for Hillary….Who will the welfare recipient’s vote for? Well, not for a dang old Republican, that’s for sure, so rack them up for Hillary….Those who are high on the immigration issue?  Why, Hillary, of course. Those folks looking for a handout….Hillary…..That leaves us conservatives, which ain’t very many, voting for the good guys….Sounds like Hillary by a land slide, huh? What can we conservatives do about it?….Well, we better pick the very best of the Republicans running….And believe me, they are going to have to appeal to some of the above…Can one of them do it….I don’t know… I hope so….But, my friends and fellow conservatives, our work is cut our for us….I don’t think our country can stand another four years of more of the same….or worse….Well, I don’t know everything, matter of fact, I’m kind of lacking in political savvy and for me to see the above really is scary. Maybe she will have an affair, or really have several bad hair days, er, back to back and have a few pictures made of her before breakfast…That would probably do it…pictures before breakfast….work on it guys…