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Illegal Immigrants per Navarrette

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-02-2012


I asked Mr. Navarrette (Columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr.) about his own agenda on the illegal immigration issue, since neither the Democrats or Republicans are doing their jobs on this issue. After a couple of e-mail exchanges he said his agenda was CTB or Cut Through the Bullsh–…….So, if that is what our politicians are turning out seems to me that a person like Mr. Navarrette would have a policy to present to both parties and the one who follows it or follows closely to it, then I would back that policy. Nothing he said or has said has any teeth  as to the fix. All he can talk about is how bad we Americans are and our do nothing attitude is the problem. I tried to get him to say “what we should do” and he did not. I am hoping at some point he will come up with a solution. And it ain’t an easy one….I think first thing we should do is to change the guest worker program, first with the ones that are here already to register and stay, and then to those that are trying to get into America today. Our farmers and ranchers and dairymen need them….Today…Americans will not take those jobs. Fix the guest worker program, with the illegals presently in America first, then make it easier for farmers to ask for additional guest workers….Mr. Navarrette, I have tried, offered a suggestion, now its your turn…And a Harvard man like you should be able to cut through the bull and get to the gnats azzzz of this problem with a better plan….Folks don’t listen to me…Maybe they will you, that is if you have some ideas other than bitching about us…..

See where your tax dollars are going!!!!!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-02-2012


CBS removed this video from YouTube, but another copy was found. Watch it quick before it’s gone, and send to all.

You have to watch this video of Judge Judy before it’s removed — it’s actually a guy from St Paul, MN. This is why our taxes should be raised?
The Judge was correct in ordering this tape be sent to Congress.
an e-mail from a friend….can you believe it….yeah, I know you can….

Favorite Eating places, ie, Nellie’s, Las Cruces, NM/Sparky’s, Hatch,NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-02-2012


This morning Sweetie asked me to peel and chop two packages of fresh frozen green chilies. Man, they still smelled like fresh roasted chilies. If you have ever been around a market or store when chilies were roasting, then you know what I am talking about. And that smell spurred some good memories, of plenty of Mexican food restaurants and since we are going to Las Cruces, NM soon, memories of Nellie”s,  a wonderful place of excellent Mexican food. Founded by Nellie and Danny Hernandez in 1962. Danny passed away in 1998, but I understand Nellie is still cooking. Her family helps out up front.  My number three son, who now lives in Madison, WS says it is his very favorite place to eat. He went to school at New Mexico State and visited Nellie’s regularly… And ours, too. If you like Mexican, it will soon be yours too.  And on the way down, we will have to go by Sparky’s Barbecue in Hatch, NM, home of the world famous green chile cheeseburger. Driving down I-25, take the Hatch exit and drive to downtown Hatch. It is worth the stop. (I have never tried the BBQ but I see plenty of folks ordering it…..Now, there are some other places that I cannot pass up, like Lambert’s, Ozark, MO, the home of the tossed roll…Those rolls are fresh out of the oven and the guy throwing them is good. He does not throw curves, only fast balls, er, bread…Kidding aside folks, you will have to wait,  but it is worth it on all the entries….Driving down US 285, between Wichita Falls and Decatur, TX, try Cat Fish O’Harlies just north of Decatur. That’s the best catfish and hush puppies that you gonna find anywhere. Don’t dare pass them up….Going down to Galveston to spend some time on Galveston Island…Nice…And for good eating try Clary’s Seafood. His fried flounder is so wonderful…It ain’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny…It’s has been a few years, but I’m willing to bet it has not changed. Another, on the seawall is Gaido’s Seafood, great food there as well. Folks tell me that is where Mr. Clary got his training. I don’t know that for a fact but that what I heard, it’s good and just a tad behind Clary’s.  You can’t miss on either place….And finally, my home town, Reform, AL, there is Jack’s…The only meal that I have eaten there is breakfast and all the entries have been good. But I really like the bologna biscuit. I grew up on bologna and where else can you find bologna biscuits on the menu? That’s the only place I know off. Driving down highway US 82 between Columbus, MS and Tuscaloosa, AL, lies the little town of Reform..Jack’s is just off the highway. Stop in and try one of the bologna biscuit….. Now, at the bottom of this post there is a shaded area to read more and you can click on that and see a place for comments. That is where you can put in your favorite place to eat or fuss at me for leaving some place out. I hope you will….come on in and let us hear about your favorite place….Pete …UPDATE…..We went Monday to Sparky’s and Tuesday’s to Nellie’s…Both are still great…We had to wait some at both places, but we did’t mind…just makes it taste better when you finally get it.

Unemployment explained…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-02-2012


THis is absolutely true.


Subject: Fw: : Unemployment



COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: You just said 9%. ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%… COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%? ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work. COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed. ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed. COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!! ABBOTT: No, you miss my point. COSTELLO: What point? ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair. COSTELLO: To who? ABBOTT: The unemployed. COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work. ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work… Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed. COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment? ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely! COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work? ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 9%. Otherwise, it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment do ya? COSTELLO: That would be frightening. ABBOTT: Absolutely. COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number? ABBOTT: Two ways is correct. COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job? ABBOTT: Correct. COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job? ABBOTT: Bingo. COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work. ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist. COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said! Now you know why Obama’s unemployment figures are improving.

Sent to me by a friend…Oh, so true…..


United States Conference

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-02-2012


A newly formed conference is still looking for a name. The present Mountain West Conference and Conference USA are combining. It will cover 5 time zones, stretching from North Carolina to Hawaii, truly a national conference and truly one that deserves the name of United States, from East Carolina heading west and ending up at the University of Hawaii and in-between, East Carolina, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Tulsa, Tulane, University of Texas-El Paso, Rice, Marshall, Southern Mississippi from the C-USA and from the Mountain West, Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and Hawaii….They are saying the conference could go up to 24 teams. Looks to me like they will have to have regional play to cut down on some of the travel. However, I’ll bet most of them will want to play Hawaii at home pretty regular. The i’s have not yet been dotted and the t’s crossed, but it is a done deal. So they tell us to live with it. What’s a poor old Mountain West lover to do? Hope for the best, my friends, hope for the best……..

American’s Universities and Schools…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-02-2012


This video was e-mailed to me from two different family members. It is well worth your time to view and it is has nailed down some of the problems in our schools. Scroll down to click on the article. A few minutes of worthwhile listening…..
A must see video. Unbelievable!!!!
Worth every minute if you have not seen this!!!
This is interesting, Please watch the entire video.
This is a very telling lecture. It hits at the root of what is happening in American Universities, and what is happening to our culture. This fight is as real and costly as any combat this nation has been through in the past. The battlefield is non-conventional, but so are the methods of our enemies. Please take the time to listen.

Dang Old Northern Pike

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-02-2012


Did you know that you can catch and keep an unlimited number of Northern Pike at Eagle Nest Lake? Well, you can…Someone illegally stocked the Northern Pike in the lake and they  now threaten populations of trout and kokanee salmon. You are required to keep any or all Northern Pike you catch there.  The pike feed on rainbow trout fingerlings and kokanee salmon fry, in large quantities says the Game and Fish people. Pike were discovered in Eagle Nest Lake in November, 2010 when a 13 year old angler caught one. Recent surveys found pike range in size from 16 to 30 inches, indicating the fish have reproduced in the lake for at least four years. The pike in not the only invasive, non-native fish in Eagle Nest. In the mid 1990s, some one probably dumped a bucket of bait yellow perch into the lake and the perch population just exploded. Increase bag limits helped reduce the perch population. Moving fish from one lake or stream to another is illegal and can cause millions of dollars of damage to a fishery and years of work to try and remove an unwanted species. ……Eagle Nest Lake is managed as a quality trout and salmon fishery. The Department stocks about 600,000 fingerling rainbow trout and about 200,000 kokanee salmon fry in the lake annually……These dad-barn Pike are eating up all our fish and must go…….What do Pike taste like I wonder, chicken?   www.newmexicowildlife.com   Now those last two sentences are mine, not Game and Fish…..

Iran/Israel, Christian/Jews, and Elections.

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-02-2012


Iran is said to be building a nuclear weapon…Scary, huh? Israel is said to be going to attack Iran’s nuclear plants to stop the building of said nuclear weapons…Even scarier, huh?…Time magazine says these production plants are scattered over half a million square miles, several plants, and one hit and run tactic as employed in Syrian reactor in 2007 probably will not work. And the same for the 1981 hit of an Iraq nuclear reactor. So any kind of attack will have to be of the several days or weeks variety which will have world wide implications and involvement. If nuclear weapons are involved it could start  Armageddon. Since America is a Christian nation, 70 % Christian at my last count and joint heirs to the Jewish believer’s Heavenly Kingdom, we are brothers to Israel and are in my mind duty bound to help protect  that nation….. Which  bring up the elections of 2012. Who is better suited to handle this type situation? To stand and face the Arab world and the rest of the world in general. Obama? Romney? Gingrich? Paul? Picture one of those guys on the international scene trying to settle this type conflict and to handle the possibly of war to protect the nation of Israel, a nation that the Arab world wants  to completely eradicate.  Which man do you think can get the job done and not “bow down to pressure”?…..As  much as I like Paul and his isolationist attitude, Israel would be an exception for me, so I could not support him. Romney and Gingrich have gone through some tough debates and have not backed down in the face of hard issues. One of them would be my choice……Either one of them over Obama…America, it is time to remember the challenge we are faced with and put a man in office equipped to handle it. Mr. Obama is not it. We need to remember that when we pull the voting handle this year. The question of “which one is equipped” needs to be in our prayers. The God of Israel will be the one we are talking to….Remember?

Koch Industries to donate $100 million to defeat Obama

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-02-2012


Wow…Mr. Charles and David Koch pledged 60 million along with a few other rich folk kicking in 40 million to get Mr. Obama out of office….That’s great, but who will they choose to run. You remember the ad where Alex Baldwin is in an airplane cockpit in the co-pilots seat and the captain tells him not to touch the controls. Alex says, ” It’s ok, I have played a pilot before.”  Well, I think that may be the answer. We could  find a good actor to play the part of President, place of birth probably does not matter, and for a portion of the 100 million, say those dollars left over from the election, could just go into the pocket of the individual chosen for the part. Now Tom Sellick played Ike, who was a general and president, and he did a pretty good job acting like Ike.  He may be our boy…He’s good….Gives good speeches, plays his part well and plays it convincingly.  He may have a chance….But Romney, Gingrich, Paul….not so much…Santorum, maybe if we can get him on the ticket….So, Mr. Charles and David Koch, could you talk Tom in playing this new role…maybe playing himself,…… Tom Sellick for President….Well, it might work….

Obama wins election? Do you believe that?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-02-2012


On this web site I have posted an article from Dr. Walter Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University which states that Obama will win the election in 2012 and states the reasons why. He claims to be a conservative man, also black and is not particular for President Obama to win another election but says it will happen, he will be elected. He says, 1. Blacks will vote for Obama, 2. College educated women will vote for Obama, 3. Liberals will vote for him, 4. Democrats will vote for him 5. Hispanics will vote for him, 6. Union members will vote for him, 7. Big business will vote for him, 8. Media will vote for him, 9. Other minorities will vote for him, 10. One half of independent voters will vote for him…..He may be right on all counts but I am really not sure on the Hispanics or other minorities, big business or union members..What do you think? Does the Republicans have the person available to defeat Mr. Obama? I do not think so myself…I think we got another 4 years to deal with him. We need to make the best of it and do what is right for America and forget “our party” for awhile….Let me know if you disagree…Pete Hester