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We are a Christian Nation…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-02-2014

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Thanks, Bill from Lubbock, you keep coming up with great e-mail info and how right it is…..Pete
—– Original Message —–

Subject: We are a Christian Nation – read and pass along 
This is short and  to the point.  Please read and pass along.
 
Charity Hospital run by  the Sisters of Charity in New Orleans, along with the Upjohn company developed  the plasma system in the 1930’s that saved so many lives in WWII, Korea,  Vietnam and in the middle east now.
During the Civil War  most of the nurses were nuns.
EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT  CATHOLIC, THIS IS EYE OPENING..
When the Catholic Church  was founded, there were no hospitals. Today, one out of five people in this  country receive their medical care at a Catholic hospital.
When the Catholic Church  was founded, there were no schools. Today, the Catholic Church teaches 3 million  students a day, in its more than 250 Catholic Colleges and Universities, in its  more than 1200 Catholic High Schools and its more than 5000 Catholic grade  schools.
Every day, the Catholic  Church feeds, clothes, shelters and educates more people than any other  organization in the world.
The new Obama Health  Mandate could end all this and the tax payers would have to make up the loss. 
Also, all Catholic  adoption services would come to an end; a human disaster.
There are more  than   77 million Catholics in this country . It takes  an   estimated 50 million Catholic votes to elect a president  .
I am asking all of you  to go to the polls in 2014 and be united in replacing all Senators and Reps with  someone who will respect the Catholic Church, all Christians, and all Religions  with perhaps the exception of Islam.
Mr. President, you said,  “The USA is not a Christian Nation”. You are wrong – we are a Christian Nation  founded on Judeo-Christian values allowing all religions in America to Worship & Practice Freely. Something Islam will never do.
Oh, by the way, on  MUSLIM HERITAGE IN America …
Have you ever been to a  Muslim hospital,
heard a Muslim  orchestra,
seen a Muslim band march  in a parade,
know of a Muslim  charity,
ever seen Muslims  shaking hands with a Muslim Girl Scout,
or ever seen a Muslim  Candy Striper volunteering in a hospital?
Have you ever seen a  Muslim do much of anything that contributes positively to the American way of  life?
DON’T KEEP THIS –  please SEND IT OUT TO YOUR LIST!  Let’s circulate this to as many as  possible.  And remember the elections coming up in 2014 and 2016! 
 
 

Super Bowl….Denver 2nd place….The Manning’s, winners

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-02-2014

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Well, I could write about Seattle being in first place, after all they won. But, I am not a Denver fan nor a Seattle fan, but I am a real fan of the Manning family, class people and all of them winners…Payton had a good year, just a bad game yesterday. That’s how it works, you win some and lose some. Collectively, Denver looked bad….Collectively, Seattle looked great. I know the Denver Broncos feel very badly today, but guys, there were 30 teams sitting home watching you play, envious of you being there, remember that…Pete

UNM Lady Lobo’s Basketball…Woes this year

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-01-2014

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Basketball is big in Albuquerque, and the Lobo’s are the thing around here, especially Lobo basketball….both men’s and women’s…Our men have sell outs most games, 15,000 plus per game attending….And, get this, our women have had attendance higher than a host of men’s programs….Our men are having a great year, 16 – 4, but not so for the Lady Lobo’s.This year our attendance is down, the natives are restless and the coach is under the gun about winning. At the time of this writing the record for the year is 7 – 10. Several of the Lobo’s big players are out for the season, which is not helping things at all. But, you know what, in spite of the dismal record this year the last home game over 6000 fans showed up. That number put me to thinking about how the Lady Lobo attendance stacks up against some of the men’s basketball programs. Using the average attendance number for the 2011 season our Lady Lobo’s averaged 6763. Going to some of the men’s programs and checking their average attendance, I think those are 2012 men’s numbers, they beat Mississippi, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, Colorado State, UMass and many, many other big time men’s program in attendance. So, winning is important and the numbers are down, but the UNM Lady Lobo fans still back the program. Do you know a girl basketball player that is looking for a place to be appreciated. Do her a favor and have her look into the University of New Mexico Lady Lobo program. Win or lose, she will be watched, cheered and admired in The Pit. Hey, and most of the time, it is a winning program. We have had a couple of injury plagued   down years, but the Lady Lobo will be back on the winning track soon…and will continue to have a host of Lady Lobo fans.

Here is how gun laws work…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-01-2014

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This is from a forward to me from Bill in Lubbock….Good work, Bill and thanks for sharing this important e-mail with us….
Truth About Australian Gun Laws
Here’s  a thought to warm some of your hearts…. From:  Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia:

Hi  Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the

real  figures from Down Under.

It  has now been 12 months since gun owners in

Australia  were forced by a new law to Surrender

640,381  personal firearms to be destroyed by our

own  Government, a program costing Australia

taxpayers  More than $500 million dollars.

The  first year results are now in: Australia-wide,

homicides  are up 6.2 percent, Australia-wide,

assaults  are up 9.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed

robberies  are up 44 percent (yes, 44 Percent)!

In  the state of Victoria Alone, homicides with firearms

are  now up 300 percent. (Note that While the

law-abiding  citizens turned them in, the criminals

did  not And criminals still possess their guns!)

While  figures over the previous 25 years showed

a  steady Decrease in armed robbery with firearms,

this  has changed drastically Upward in the past 12

months,  since the criminals now are guaranteed

That  their prey is unarmed.

There  has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins

and  Assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.

Australian  politicians are at a loss to explain how public

Safety  has decreased, after such monumental effort

and  expense was Expended in ‘successfully ridding

Australian  society of guns….’ You Won’t see this on

the  American evening news or hear your governor

or  Members of the State Assembly disseminating

this  information.

The  Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns

in  the Hands of honest citizens save lives and property

and,  yes, gun-control Laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take  note Americans, before it’s too late! Will you be one

of  the sheeple to turn yours in? WHY? You will need it.

FORWARD  TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL LIST. DON’T

BE  A MEMBER OF THE SILENT MAJORITY. BE ONE OF

THE  VOCAL MINORITY WHO WON’T STAND FOR

NONSENSE         Peace To You

 

Two Americas…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-01-2014

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This from a friend in Lubbock….How true….Thanks Bill

Subject: Fwd: TWO  AMERICAS

 TWO AMERICAS
The Democrats are  right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that  doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that  doesn’t.
It’s not the haves and the have not’s, it’s the dos and the  don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support  themselves, contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in  America.
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic  irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed  and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political  party that loves power more than it loves its country. That’s not invective,  that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.
The politics of envy  was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of  his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more  than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says  that’s not just. That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you  want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat.
That is the  philosophy that produced Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is  destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values  and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it,  but a betrayal. The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have  enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victimhood and  anger instead of ability and hope.
The president’s premise – that you  reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to deny the  successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the  consequences of their choices.
Because, by and large, income variations  in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences.  Those who choose wisely and responsibility have a far greater likelihood of  success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater  likelihood of failure. Success and failure usually manifest themselves in  personal and family income.
You choose to drop out of high school or to  skip college and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a  diploma and pushes on with purposeful education. You have your children out  of wedlock and life is apt to take one course, you have them within a marriage  and life is apt to take another course.
Most often in life our  destination is determined by the course we take. My doctor, for example,  makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our  lives have had an inequality of outcome, but our lives also have had an  inequality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young  adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He  made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes.  His outcome pays a lot better than mine.
Does that mean he cheated and  Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men  in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes. It is not  inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to  succeed, and the freedom to fail.  There is no true option for success if  there is no true option for failure.
The pursuit of happiness means a  whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit  brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on  his ass and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of  asinine and shortsighted decisions. Barack Obama and the Democrats preach  equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of  effort.
The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is  sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”  Obama would  turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of  society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of  society. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in  American society if Barack Obama gets his way.
He seeks a lowest common  denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and  productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of  two Americas and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap  the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our  outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.  It is a false  philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of  another man’s victimization.
What Obama offers is not a solution, but  separatism. He foments division and strife, pitting one set of Americans  against another for his own political benefit.  That’s what socialists  offer.Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.
Two Americas, coming  closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided  against itself cannot stand

D. W. “Webb” Hester…1906 – 1999

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-01-2014

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Thank you, Lord, for my Dad, Webb Hester, and his sacrifices made for his family. Many mornings, before daylight, Dad would head off down to the swamp. Mom did not start breakfast until she heard the gun shoot, signifying Dad had killed a squirrel. He still had to clean it and then get ready to go to work. Many days he took molasses over cornbread with a few slices of fatback for his noon lunch. And in those early days, during the depression years, work was very much work, as there was not a place for slackers. I never heard him grumble or complain about his lot in life, that is just the way it was. There was a lot more to the man than a lot of folks realized, probably a lot more than I ever realized.  I would just like to recognize him again today, January 25, on his birthday…I still miss you, Dad, and love you as if you were still here with us.   I am sure there are many more relatives and folks who feel the same way….Happy Birthday…Tell him I said so, Lord, would you please…Thanks….Pete

Seattle’s Sherman Still Sounding

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-01-2014

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In today’s sport page, Seattle’s defensive back, Richard Sherman,  says that some folks are now calling him a thug…He reports that “thug” is just a replacement for the “N-word”. Hummm, I did not know that…..I wonder how he would feel about a–hole…..I am beginning to think that fits the man…..Pete   ps….He is helping me to pull for the Bronco’s since my Cowboys are missing from the party again this year…Who will the Seahawks have Sherman defending, you reckon?….Whoever it is will get an ear full, you can count on that, huh?…..

Indian Casinos..Navajo 5?..Ft. Sill Apache 0?….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-01-2014

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Geronimo, the most bad ass Indian who ever walked the face of the earth, whose ancestors cannot get a casino in their home territory but the Navajos are going to be allowed to have five……Come on Governor, you turned them down for a casino. Now the Navajo get five?  Ft. Sill Apaches are not New Mexico natives?….You know the history of the  Chiricahuas and the Warm Spring Apaches better than that. Southwestern New Mexico and Southeastern Arizona were the home land of these tribes. They belong here….After 27 years as prisoners of war of the United States, after being removed from their home territory, they became the Ft. Sill Apache…You know all that….You know some came back to be with the Mescalero and others stayed at Ft. Sill…You know that the Warm Spring Apache Tribe has an abandoned reservation  in Sierra County, New Mexico at the southern end of the Cibola National Forest at Ojo Caliente, the spring that gave the name to Chief Victorio’s  Warm Spring Band. You know the remnants of the Warm Spring Tribe joined the Chiricahuas after the massacre of Chief Victorio’s tribe in 1880….Can you give the Navajo’s five casinos in New Mexico and in clear conscience,  not even give one to the Ft. Sill Tribe? That does not make sense to me nor does it make sense to anyone…Why would you do that?…From “Geronimo, His Own Story” by Geronimo as told to S. M. Barrett, A Meridian Book, I take the following quote….”When we made the treaty   General Miles said to me, “My brother, you have in your mind how you are going to kill men, and other thoughts of war; I want you to put that out of you mind, and change your thoughts to peace.” ..Then I agreed and gave up my arms. I said, “I will quit the warpath and live at peace hereafter.”…Then General Miles swept a spot of ground clear with his hand and said: “Your past deeds  shall be wiped out like this and you will start a new life.”………end of quote…..I do not think this is what Geronimo envisioned when the ground was wiped clean….He is still paying….Pete Hester

Seattle Loud….and Washington stuff

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-01-2014

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To somewhat clarify this posting, Richard Sherman continues to vent, I suppose that is what you would call it, and in general, turn people off from pulling for a very good Seattle team….

Seattle stadium…..137.5 decibel’s

Sherman….160 decibel’s

President Obama is disappointed that his ratings are falling and so I made the following post:

President Obama says his approval rating is falling because he is black??? He won two presidential elections and no one noticed that he is black?…..Come on, Mr. President, we can tell….

Where is the media on this?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-01-2014

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This was sent to me by a friend in Dallas…This brings up some good questions for the media….some very good questions…Will anyone dig for the answers? It will only take a couple of minutes to view this and I think you will agree….Pete