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Two Americas…..

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


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

Subject: Fwd: 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


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


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


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


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


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

Results for 2013…Thanks

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-01-2014


I am very happy with the results of the web site in 2013, the best year so far. Thanks to you folks for coming by and reading the stories and posts. Remember to hit the down loads to view the stories available for reading. In 2013 we had 116,478 visitors, reading 420,776 pages with 577,968 hits. Small in comparison to some web site, but huge for me and I thank you so much. My posting on my sister, Virginia Hester Hall was a favorite with me and it seemed to have been a favorite with lots of you, based on the comments. I hope you will continue coming by in 2014…..I will be posting often, but probably not daily….Can this old soul be running out of stories? Maybe….Naw, I think just lazy….There are more in there, just got to jog the old memory….Trouble is, some days I jig when I should jog when it comes to memory….You have that trouble?…Well, just wait, it’ll hit ya….Pete

Roswell, NM Middle School Shooting

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-01-2014


I suppose most  of you heard of the shooting at a Roswell Middle School yesterday? If not, you can read all the details in today’s, Jan.15, 2014 Albuquerque Journal. Anyway, a 12 year old boy shot a 11 year old boy and a 13 year old girl with a 20 gauge shot gun. Both are in the hospital in Lubbock, one critical and one serious… Very sad for the community of Roswell and our prayers go out to the victims and their families. They did have a hero there…A school teacher, Mr. John Masterson, asked the young man to put the weapon down, which the young man did obey and lay the gun down. Now, that takes some doings, to stand before a shooter and ask him to lay a weapon down not knowing if the young person is totally out of his mind or not…..Mr. Masterson, thank you, sir, for your courageous actions. I hope the people of Roswell realize just what you did and will recognize you for your valor and quick actions…. The Roswell mayor and the Governor  of New Mexico has asked for prayers for all those involved in this incident, students, parents and teachers…And say a prayer of thanks for people like Mr. Masterson….Pete

Obamacare cares….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-01-2014


This e-mail from a friend in Florida….eye opening, huh….
 Subject: : PICTURE WORTH $678 MILLION..

Hillary would probably say “What difference does it make?”

PICTURE WORTH $678 MILLION (Picture showing the Obama’s and Townes-Whitley would not transfer)
 Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the no-bid contract to build the disastrous Obamacare website.
Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at Canadian company CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the so far costing $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov.
Townes-Whitley and his Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
Toni Townes, Pricenton ’85, is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon , West Africa .
George Schindler, the president of the CGI Federal’s Canadian parent CGI Group, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.
Let’s see if we can connect the dots here …
1.) No American companies considered for building Obamacare’s website;
2.) CGI Federal was chosen by God knows which criteria and hired;
3.) CGI Federal was given a NO BID contract worth $93 million;
4.) A top executive at CGI Federal was a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama;
5.) Previous company’s experience was building a gun registry for the Canadian government;
6.) CGI Group was fired by Canadian Government for overruns that cost Canada $100 million;
4.) CGI has continued its practice of overruns as the Obamacare enrollment website has gone from $98 million to costing U.S. tax payers $678 million, and it’s still going up.
Does this bother anybody else besides me.

Seatle Seahawks 12th Man…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-01-2014


I never knew that assembled people could create an earthquake. Did you? When Drew Brees fumble was returned for a touchdown Sunday, the stadium crowd created a 1 to 2 magnitude quake on sensors set up around the stadium. Several times during the games exciting moments resulted in similar resisters on the sensors. That is amazing, huh? Also, the noise level reached 137.5 decibels inside the open air stadium. Can you imagine that? These folks seem to be dedicated to Seahawks football. Either that or they have very good beer at the stadium….or both….Nah, they are not drunks, just good fans. Makes it hard to call plays. The opposition should just hold up cards with the play and snap count in code, including changing the play at the line. That would help….maybe….Pete