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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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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...

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No Hillary News Is Good News….But Trump Is Catching Hell

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-06-2017

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I voted against Hillary for a reason. I did not like her. I did not like her attitude. She seemed false about every issue she brought up, about her e-mails and Benghazi. How many e-mails of hers ended up in Russian hands and when will congress investigate her about that? Do you think they will?.. The Clinton Foundation took gifts from all over the world and you know who was speaking at every possible opportunity trying to make a few bucks for them and helping some government get a good supply of uranium from America, etc. (and should that be investigated?)  and speaking with the attorney general in a airplane on a tarmac  while the e-mail issue was to be reviewed by the DOJ. The POTUS at the time was helping her all he could, pushing her on the American people and putting Trump followers on a guilt trip for following Mr. Trump. And all the newspapers and tv people used Trumps miscues to let the American people know just how terrible and unprepared for president he was, but somehow the American people did not buy into that. They saw a person that spoke way to fast on some issues, did not weigh all the facts and or consult with his staff as how to respond to certain issues, but at the same time he was HONEST, OPEN, BELIEVABLE, AND TRUSTWORTHY…..So folks voted against Hillary and for Trump and many voters liked Trump for who he was and what he stood for, so of course they voted for him….I heard several years ago that a sleeping dog does not get kicked…Trump ain’t sleeping and he is getting kicked a’plenty….He does need to listen to his staff more and throw away his cell phone, but if we will let him he will be a good’un….I believe that…

Happy Father’s Day

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-06-2017

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One of the most wonderful, important things a man can do is be a Father to a child or children. Most any man can make a baby, not every man can make a baby a man or woman. That takes love, caring, nurturing, working and lots of time. My hat is off to all you Fathers, God Bless You for your devotion. Then, isn’t it wonderful comes Fathers Day when those children start calling, wishing you well, coming to see you and bringing or sending you presents. That is always so special to me. This year, for the first Father’s day in over fifty years one of my children is not in our presence. God called her home January 13, 2017. My heart aches for her every day, but this day it is hitting home because she was always making me feel extra special on Father’s Day. My oldest daughter Kim, mentioned Phyllis in her card to me about how Phyllis felt about me and the difference she thought that I had made in her life. The words she used almost made me feel like I was hearing from Phyllis and it brought tears to my eyes.  I am so thankful for all my children, each of them are so special and I love everyone of them……and I miss Phyllis…..

 

Comey…I Hope They Have More Than A Loyalty Issue

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-06-2017

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Congressional hearing must be costly….Takes up a lot of everyone’s time. So surely, whatever Trump did must be terrible…..Bill Clinton goes over and sells most all of America Uranium to the Russians and the Clinton Foundation gets money from Russians so I’m expecting to see someone going after them next. I will have to go back to some records to get an exact amount, but I believe that old Bill got around 800,000 for a speaking engagement in Russia while Hillary was Secretary of State…The article states that this uranium sale gives Mr. Putin most of the worlds uranium supply and it was a mine in America. A uranium mine in America of all things…..Why, I say why, is no one upset over that,  and then when Hillary spilled her guts out in over 30,000 or more e-mails, some classified, some in Russian hands so I hear,….well, what the Clinton’s are upset about is after all that they think Mr. Putin instead of helping them, helped Trump get elected over Hillary…Now that is the real deal killer and Mr. Trump is gonna have to pay for it if Putin helped him out or not. Of Course, he did not have any help, all of the despicable Trump supporters voted for Trump no matter what Hillary, Bill or Putin said. The Congress will surely investigate Hillary next… They will won’t they?…Surely the Clinton Foundation cannot buy off the Congress of The United States of America…Can it…..Naw, surely not…..can I get an amen? This is my opinion and I got some of my facts by goggling Bill Clinton and the Russians Uranium deal. That article will tell you all about it and confirm what I am passing on to you. Hillary being pissed at Putin is all on me….I did not goggle that….

American, Immigrant or Foe

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-05-2017

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It is May 30, 2017, one day after we honored our American hero’s on Memorial Day….those who died giving their life for our freedom. All of us that are within the borders of the United States of America enjoys the freedom provided by our veterans. We thank them for that service and we proudly stand up for America now and have through every president we have had since 1776. Our President today is Donald J. Trump….like it or not he is our President and demands the respect of that office as did President Obama and President George W. Bush. We may be unhappy with the results of any or all of them, but the respect for that office must always remain. If you are living in this country you are either an American, a guest of America, an illegal immigrant or a foe. Either way, you can like it or leave it, and you don’t have to be a Trump supporter to stay, but you must always respect the flag and government of the United States of America or get you ass out…..That’s all I got to say about that….

www.hesterbooks.com Says Thanks for Coming By..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-05-2017

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I have had a very good month with the number of visitors to this web site this month. Matter of fact, this is the best one this year. Several days of  3, 4 and even 500 visitors in  a day. I don’t know what they are looking for or what they look at, but I am ok with whatever it is…..Glad to have them. I searched trying to find what the hesterbooks.com rating was on the world wide wed and could not find anything out. Last time I check and got any results was that we were rated at 5 million of so. That means that about 5 million web sites are looked at before mine is seen. Pretty far down the line, huh. Well, I guess that’s ok as there must be about several hundred million web sites out there.  If any of you run across any updated figures on hesterbooks.com, I would like to hear from you. Again, thanks for making May 2017  my best month this year. Keep coming back…Oh, and we still have several days left in the month….I’m happy..

A Country Divided…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-05-2017

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Seems as though our country is divided nowadays. No, not North and South or East and West, but Conservative and Liberal….Well, we always have been, but not as much and with not as much hatred. Do you remember when Bush the Younger was in office and all the hatred spewing forth from the liberals? And I will have to admit some comments from the Conservatives when Obama was in office, but not with ugly protests with destruction of property….. But when Mr. Trump hit office hatred really started flying around. I never knew that Americans were so happy to have all the undocumented aliens in this country and how upset they can get when attention is called to them being here, illegally, and how angry they can get about having a wall built to keep the aliens out. Mr. Trump can do some of the things that Obama did and really gets the liberals jumping. If Mr. Trump had  deported as many illegals as Mr. Obama did, goodness folks would really be bent out of shape. Funny how that works, huh? Something tells me the liberals are really going to get all upset in the coming weeks and if the Conservatives don’t control themselves it will really get ugly….We know the liberals cannot, repeat, cannot control themselves (not all, really, but a large number of them anyway)….They must take to the streets burning and looting, etc….Temper tantrums when thing don’t go their way….Seems like that’s all they know…

 

Cinco de Mayo repost from last year…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-05-2017

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Hey Ruben, Trump Is Not the Only American Scared

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-05-2016

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Ruben Navarrette, Jr., in today’s Albuquerque Journal, was writing about Cinco de Mayo being a faux holiday created by white people to get Latinos to spend their money and the only reason for the holiday. He also points out that Mr. Trump has been a champion of white people in the United States in the  north and east,  but when Mr. Trump gets to California he will not have those white people (his words) to support him. However, he says he will have thrones of protesters shouting expletives and waving Mexican flags, etc, etc. Well, Mr. Navarrette, that is why Mr. Trump is so popular; because of that flag waving bunch that you refer to.  Not only is Mr. Trump fed up the with those protesting flag wavers, the rest of America is also. That is what is promoting Mr. Trump, in part.

That’s the bunch that need to go back to the poverty ridden nation they left and start a revolution of their own, turning things around down there. It is not the American citizens of Latino descent, but these die hard Mexicans, probably illegals, wanting to live in America. This is a terrible way to show appreciations to the country they are calling home.

I am not a Trump fan, by any means, but seeing the flag waving bunch of Mexican who come to talk trash and downgrade America when they have deserted their own country tells me a lot about the backbone of that group. You, Mr. Navarrette,  as an educated American,  know that but will not admit it. Let those hardy protesters fight the necessary battles inside the Mexican borders to improve that country and leave America to fight our own battles. The poverty in Mexico can only be cured from within.

Please tell your Mexican friends that and leave us “white people” out of it.

California..Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1846 – 48

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-04-2017

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You might remember that California was ceded to the United States in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after the war with Mexico, along with Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and parts of Utah, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. Jerry Pacheco wrote this morning in the Albuquerque Journal supplement Business Outlook that one of the Mexican leftist wants to file suit with the Court of International Justice to have that treaty overturned and return the above listed territories to Mexico. He says he does not think that will happen and that really was just a push back at President Trump over immigration and building the wall. But, lets go on to me talking now and some things that maybe some of us Americans should consider….Reagan gave amnesty to 8 million Latinos a few years ago…Many more sneaked across the border after that to where we now have another 11 million living here illegally. And about half of the American people think the thing to do is just close our eyes and let it continue. To  me, there has to be a stopping point. I love the Mexican people.  They are hard working, loyal to their country, religious and kind. They believe in taking care of their families  and send as much of their earnings back to families remaining in Mexico. That said, some of the Mexican are really angry about the border controls and want an open border and are still angry about the lost territory of the Mexican war, so filing a law suit could come to be….. My point is the 19 million stated plus their offspring, plus the American who believe that we should continue welcoming them with open arms sets up the Democrats to load all the future elections. Therein lies a lot of the problem. Nancy Pelosi says it is immoral to build a wall, spoken like a true liberal. I say to not build the wall is death for a conservative way of life to Americans. With the wall, we can still have immigration….legal style…We can still have business, through the ports…We can stop drugs and illegal entry….We can stop some of the terrorist that might enter our country from the south. The question is not “can we afford the wall” but it is “can we afford to not have the wall”. If California want to secede from the union or join Mexico, I don’t really know, but I’m thinking it may not be all that bad. But we need some relief along our southern border, somehow…..It is certainly not having these states return to Mexican rule or a Mexican invasion of America via illegal entries.

California….The Next New Nation….or Maybe A New State…Or Two

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-04-2017

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Did you read that California might secede from the union? Now that may not work so they are also looking possibly at making another state by splitting the state into and having a West California and a East California….Oh, and some of the folks would like to add another  part of the state, kind of north central and call it Jefferson. Well, let’s take number one first. Secede from the union….I think that would be ok. I think we would be a lot of money ahead to let them go. I vote yes and probably lots of Americans will agree to let them go……ok, on to number two, having an West California and a East California which is also ok if we can get the farm land in the East California part. Somewhere down the line West California is probably going to end up in the briny deep anyway so that will bring us back to East California as the state of record. Should Jefferson become a state I think it will be a productive and successful state, probably conservative in nature, making East California and Jefferson both red states. So all in all, its not a bad idea and one that I hope the Californians will give great consideration to. Does Nancy Pelosi live in West California? …..Oh, I was just wondering?

Taxes….How Some Cities Stack Up

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-04-2017

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I was wondering the other day how cities stacked up against one another on the amount of taxes they paid. So I looked up a few of them out of curiosity. Here is what I learned:

Number 1 was Fremont, Calif  average income of 108,838 and they paid on average of 44,438 in taxes…over 37%….pretty rough, huh?

Number 98 was Detroit, Mi  average income 24,820 and they paid on average 1368 in taxes…about 24%.

Atlanta was number 41, average salary of 45,485 and they paid about 23.9% in taxes.

El Paso average salary was 41,129 and they paid about 18.00 in taxes.

Las Vegas, Nevada average salary was  49,725 and they paid about 17.95% in taxes.

That is a lot of money going into taxes. No need for me making any comments here about taxes, they ain’t going away anytime soon…A fellow down the street the other day was lamenting the fact that our Republican governor was freezing the budget because she did not want to raise taxes and he did not know what some of the citizenry of the state was going to do. We just have to have some more taxes he claimed in order to do what needs to be done……..You reckon?  When Las Vegas gets the new NFL football stadium built I wonder if their percentage rate will go up a bit?