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Duck Dynasty Fans…Hey, Hey….Listen to me folks..Phil is right

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-12-2013

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Phil is right….The press can say what it wants to about gays, important people can tout the fine, upstanding folks who are coming out…..I can defend the gay community, etc, etc……but, until God gives his ok, and  changes what He has to say about it, it will rate right up there with all the other sinful acts as stated in the Bible. I am not pointing fingers. I am not throwing stones. I am saying I got my sins and you have your sins….Wrong is wrong. I don’t do wrong and try and tell you what’s wrong is right….Conversely, don’t try and tell me same sex partners are  right. Get the amendments so stated in the Bible, then everything will be alright…..It is not Phil and me that you have to worry about, folks…Let me rephrase that, It is not anyone on this earth that you should worry about….I imagine that Phil is like me and has enough problems of his own to not worry about yours. But on the other hand, God tells us to warn others of wrong doing when we see it…It’s not easy being a watchman, something goes wrong and everyone wants to know where the watchmen were….Come back…..Pete Hester         ps…..”To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” Thomas Aquinas     (This reminder in one’s of todays e-mails. Thanks, Danny.)

Gold, Water, and Dallas Cowboy Football…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-12-2013

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Gold: I heard this morning that Fort Knox may be empty. Huge shipments of gold have been reportedly shipped from the USA to points in South Africa….Some reported that China wanted gold to loan us money and we had to ship them some of our gold. Audits have been requested at Fort Knox just to see if we have any gold left there…..DO WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW?

Water: Here in Albuquerque we have had a concerted effort to conserve water. The citizens of our city have responded in a powerful way. Guess what?  The city water department now is in financial trouble because the revenue has dropped so much. Well, dud, wonder why? Anyway, long story short, they gonna have to raise our rates on water to cover a 3.6 million dollar short fall.

Cowboy football: It all started with the firing of Tom Landry….About the time I think they are gonna work it all out, they do something else stupid. They have had some great coaches and fired them because of egos at the top, well, in my opinion anyway, then other stupid decisions one after the other. I have been a Cowboy fan since Eddy LaBaron was quarterback. Remember him? But I am really having problems hanging on with them. I may switch to the Denver Broncos unless they can do something to redeem themselves in my eyes…. It is really not about losing nearly so much as it is about stupid…..Well, that’s the way I see it …..You know what? I think Tom Landry and GOD are pretty close…..And neither one of them is very happy with the Cowboys…..Well, there again, that’s just another opinion….Pete

My Kids, Smart or Dumb?….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-12-2013

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Are my children smart or dumb? Well, some parents are saying I don’t really know, but I don’t want you and the state to know either. So, they want and are trying to have the right to opt out on standard testing of their children. I guess that’s ok, but at some point folks, you folks are gonna need to know. A kid has to be educated enough to hold his own out in the world. Makes you feel like these parent know or suspect the child has learning problems from the get-go or they would not be opposed to testing….Would they?…. Oh, what the heck, maybe I’m missing something….I probably would have faired better without testing, probably convincing others I’m a dad blamed genius….Well, maybe not….But good or bad folks, you need to know about that child. I mean, really…..Pete

Don’t forget my Sponsors….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-12-2013

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You get free reading and free downloads here, thanks to my sponsors who’s ads appear throughout my blog. Click on one or two that interest you…You may see something you really like and I get a few pennies in return for your click….We will both thank you very much…..Pete

Ruben Navarrette, Jr….He’s at it again….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-12-2013

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You know, Mr. Navarrette is a well educated, intelligent and successful writer. But where does he come up with all this crap…..”President Obama and his administration is responsible for dividing all the illegal alien’s families by deporting the illegals?” He said that in this morning’s Albuquerque Journal. Enforcement officials are doing their jobs by enforcing the laws of the United States of America and he pronounces them wrong and hypocritical in trying to do their jobs? The illegals came to this country by breaking a law. Somehow this criminal came to have a family here. Now he is caught and is being returned to his home country and it is Obama’s and his administration that are the bad guys for dividing the familes of the illegals? What kind of logic is that? Are the laws of the United States of America to be ignored by all? Or just ignored by some? You have it wrong, Mr. Navarrette, and you know it….You have harped on this subject for months and have blamed the Democrats, the Republicans, the President, the Presidents administration, Congress. And let’s see, Mr. Navarrette, did you blame the media at one point, well, maybe not, but it has been everyone’s fault except the lawbreaker. Talk amnesty, if that’s what you want to talk about, Mr. Ruben,  but deporting a law-breaking illegal is no one’s fault except the illegal.  Say it like it is, don’t say it like you want it to be………Pete

A Dreary Day in Albuquerque….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-12-2013

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“Gloom, despair and agony on me, deep dark depression, excessive misery.” It’s an old tune, but it still has a place in our lives from time to time. We have lots of beautiful, sunshine and clear skies here in Albuquerque most of the time. When we have a bad day or two, we take it hard….Well, at least us old timers who do not like to get out in bad weather…Today is one of those days. We had a get together planned for tonight and it is snowing, probably not a whole lot (it is still snowing at the time of this writing) but enough to make us old timers worry about slipping and sliding, falling down or getting stuck on a roadway somewhere….So, an early called was made this morning by the host household saying, “maybe some other day” and we readily agreed. It’s not fittin’ for man or beast out there today….. I feel for the guys and girls that have to get out anyway, if they want to eat that is, and go on about their daily business never minding what the weather is like….. Retirement does have a few benefits. Heck, we need the moisture and I don’t want to complain,  but I sure do like sunny warm weather…..Pete

Alabama – Auburn Rematch Bowl Game…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-12-2013

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Ok, here’s the deal….I think Bama is the better team and Auburn is just lucky, well, ok, besides being a pretty good football team. But, come on, that was a fluke play…A once in forever type play. I think Ohio State, Florida State or any of those other teams can play whoever, but if they are not beating Alabama, they are not number one. That would be another mythical champion…..  And really, folks, I am not a sore loser, that’s just the way it is. Number one basketball teams get beat every year and it hurts of course, but most every one knows they had a let down or a fluke game, but it does not change the fact they were the better team…And they usually go on to prove it….Same here, Bama deserves another chance…Ok, sports fans, you can tell me I am wrong…(I’m not, but you can still tell me)…..Well, some memories never end. You know what I’m saying…So, where can they play? I know, Iron Bowl Replay, Birmingham, Alabama….There would be a sell out….We got to put this together in a hurry….Come on Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Florence, Madison, Reform and Coalfire …..We need your immediate support….Pete

Famous Last Words…..On Bama Anyway

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-12-2013

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“Alabama will go undefeated and I wonder who, if anyone, can beat them this year”…….Yes, I said that a few days ago….I still think Alabama was the better team last Saturday, but they did not have the most points on the scoreboard, did they?…Has “Devine Intervention” been with Auburn the last two or three ball games?….Sweetie has a saying that it does a body good to get a good butt kicking every now and then. Maybe she is right. This upset may make for an interesting bowl picture, huh?….I don’t know if I can pull for Auburn or not. Depends on the opponent, I reckon. Course, Auburn still has to beat Missouri and those boys have been playing pretty tough. Does Auburn have any more rabbits in that damn hat you reckon? Pardon the colorful language, just a spur of the moment feeling……Dag nab it….Where were all the Alabama defenders? Coach? Anyone???? That was bad….Pete

Subjects for Writing

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-11-2013

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Writing about the same things over and over gets tiring. It does to me anyway. I mean, you hear some things so much and you wish they would go away. Such as, immigration, immigration reform and controlling the border….Come on, until the end of time, no end on this one until we add Mexico as a state or maybe, Mexico starts taking care of their own…….Congress, what a mess, again, until the end of time or until the American people wake up and vote some new one in, and, er, uh, that’s a short term fix, huh? ……..Peace in the middle east, boy, that will be the day. Yeah, the world is coming to an end on that one or so I hear……The University of New Mexico and New Mexico State getting a winning football program, now, that will probably happen along about the time peace happens in the middle east….. Oh, well, I feel better now that I have written about the things I just hate to write about….Oh, heck, I left out same sex marriage and “those folks” and I need to get that off my chest also. On second thought, some things are just too sad and just too hard to understand to write about. I could not do them or myself justice on the matter. I think God still loves them….No, I said that wrong….God still loves them….Wow, saying that really did make me feel better…..Pete

Let’s Try This….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-11-2013

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