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What????Change The Name of The Redskins???? Please don't do that.....Listen to me people....Some great Redskin people struck fear into the hearts of many of the white eyes as they progressed across America, taking land that the Natives felt belonged...

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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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Virginia Dale Hester Hall….My Sister

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-06-2012


I think my sister probably hated to see me coming when we were both kids. She was a few years older that me, but I had the upper hand….Most of the time anyway….She was a’scared to death of bugs….any bug…June bugs, lightening bugs, grasshoppers, crickets, all those plentiful bugs in rural Alabama. And I would chase her all over the hillside around our house and since Mom and Dad worked most of the time our aunt next door usually saved her by threatening to whip my little butt if I didn’t stop.  Now, when it was getting close to supper I usually became her best buddy. That girl could cook the best fried chicken you ever tasted. My children still brag on her fried chicken. I remember Mom saying to her one day, “Now, sister, before too much longer you are going to be getting married and you need to learn how to kill a chicken.”  She had two there, one for Mom and one for Sister to practice on. Mom said , “Here’s how you do it.” She wrang the chickens neck for a time, then a quick pop of the wrist like one cracks a whip and it was over. The chicken was ready for cleaning. It was now Sister’s turn. She grabbed the chicken by the head,  held the chicken way out to her side, slowly cranked the old chicken round and round and then tossed the chicken over near the dead one. Her chicken, however, was not dead, for it jumped up and it’s old head started unwinding and it was running crazily all over the yard while its head was unwinding.  She had a audience of several people and you know she had a hard time living that down. Even  Momma was bent over laughing…That was funny. I don’t know if she ever really mastered that art or not because shortly after that we could buy our old dead chickens at the store. Anyway, Gent, as she was known to most of us,  was a precious lady, I still miss her. I think she forgave me for being such a stinker in my youth. By the way, my being a stinker can be verified by several cousins around that part of the world, even today….I probably chased them too….or worse…Pete

Mr. Ruben Navarrette, Jr….A nice guy I’m sure, but….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-06-2012


I read Mr. Navarette’s column almost every week in the Albuquerque Journal. I think part of my problem with Mr. Navarrette is I don’t understand his word usage. As an example he said, “This administration has all but declared war on the Latino immigrant community.” Did he mean to say, “almost declared war on illegal immigrants?”. I don’t think any of us have a problem with legal entry Latino’s, do we? No we don’t Mr. Navarrette…They are good folks and get this…I am a Republican and I like them….another comment he made “….ropes state and local police officers into enforcing immigration law by requiring them to submit fingerprints of those arrested who they suspect of being in the country illegally (read, Latinos)…. Well, Duh….They are lawbreakers sir…..You know we need a lot of those folks to help on farms and in the construction industry, but that requires reworking the guest worker program Mr. Navarrette….(read, lawful,my comment here)….Another comment…..”The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging a form of ethnic profiling just to boost its deportation figures”…(read preforming their duty, my comment here also)….I think you are saying, Mr. Navarrette, that America is picking on the illegal aliens, even when they are breaking the law by being here unlawfully, that we should just ignore them…You seem to say, “They are ok…they are MY people”….Why not write your column about the guest worker program and upgrading it and revamping how our businesses request folks from Mexico and other Central and South American countries. Contrary to your belief, the average Republican does not hate Latino and I think you know that….You are obligated to follow the law, I have the same obligation and so does our friends who cross our borders…..Write me an article about that Mr. Navarrette and I will back you 100 percent…..Looking forward to your next article (read, you can always get me going).I guess I could stop reading him, huh?…Pete Hester

Platoro, Co…picture of Mix Lake

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-06-2012


This is Mix Lake. It is a higher elevation than the Platoro Reservoir. At the top of the photo you can see bare earth where the reservior is located. For us, we had better luck on Mix Lake than we did on the reservoir, except for one in our party, an adventurous soul, fished  off the dam. A long, rocky trip, but he has good legs. I would have broken my neck trying to cover the ground that boy did. My neighbor reports a friend of his is headed up that way next week….Gee, I’m jealous already….But have fun guys, you gonna love it….Pete

Marmot, resident boss of the Rocky Mountains

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-06-2012


    This little fellow lives in a burrow in the Rocky Mountains, hibernates durning the winter and comes out to have some fun at the first sign of spring. Yeah, he is a marmot but also called a ground hog, but the winters in Pennsylvania are to0 tame for him. On our fishing trip, these little guys were having a big time. They whistle to communicate with each other. They eat greens, grasses, berries, mosses, roots and flowers. They are highly social and one of the little fellars raced our ATV. He made it to his burrow before we could overtake him however. Other than fishing and eating, they were some of our best entertainment while in Platoro, Colorado.

Colorado Fishing Crew At Gold Pan Acres Cabin

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-06-2012


Good looking bunch of guys, huh?

Back row left to right: No. 1 son, No. 2 son, yours truly, No. 1 son-in-law. Front row: No. 1 grandson, no. 2 grandson, no. 3 grandson. click on the picture and it will enlarge….PS  Note the “Bama” Suspenders worn by yours truly…”ROLL TIDE”

Colorado Rocky Mountain High

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-06-2012


Well, if you folks missed me it is because most of the boys in my family and I have been having a rocky mountain high…..In Platoro, Colorado, 9900 feet, on the banks of the Conejos River….Fishing, but not in the quality waters of the Conejos but rather on the Platoro Reservoir at 10034 feet two miles from the town. What a nice place….We stayed at Gold Pan Acres and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The fishing was great…And don’t worry about phone calls on your cell phone because that is one place you cannot get a signal. And we could not pick up a station on our pickup radio. What a relaxing time. Call the folks at Gold Pan Acres at 719-376-5543 and talk to them about staying with them a few days. What is so amazing is you find yourself looking up most of the time. The surrounding peaks exceed 13,000 feet and the beauty of God’s earth become almost unreal. Elk, and deer abound. Best if viewed from a good sturdy vehicle, 4 wheel drive or a good ATV.  We had both and the boys loved it. Pictures will be following from time to time. If you have been there let us hear about it.  Pete

Kirtland AFB, NM Fuel dump…not spill

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-05-2012


Ooops, we have had a slight change in the amount of fuel, er, spilled, at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM. It was only 8,000,000 gallons last time we talked…..Today, they are saying it may be more like 24,000,000 million gallons….Our whiskey and water really may pack a punch someday…probably sooner than later and we may be hearing more about, “but don’t drink the water”…We are really short on water around in these parts, but I wonder if augmenting it with jet fuel is a good idea…..Mr. President, don’t close our base until the jet fuel situation is taken care of, ok?…..It’s always something, ain’t it…its always something. Feed Kirtland ABF Fuel Spill into my search engine to see the prior stories I had posted on this….Pete Hester

Obama… He Did a Line Item Veto on God’s Law

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-05-2012


I did not realize that a sitting President could do a line item veto on God’s law, but evidently I was wrong….But now it is apparently alright for same sex people to marry. changing God’s law.  ” Man should not lie with another man”, God said. Obama said, we need to get into the 21st Century and let the same sex people marry if they so desire. It is the right thing to do, he says. So now, what about some of the other laws Mr. President…..How about God saying to put “No other God’s before Me?”  You gonna veto that one. There are a whole bunch of “other God’s” out there…What are you gonna do on that?….Well, I just wondered…..My, my, times are a’changing…Pete Hester

Update:  I was kind of talking to God the other day about the sins of these same sex folks and I kind of heard this voice say, “Let’s talk about your sins, Pete.” …..Well, he is right of course….. I need to worry about the plank in my eyes before I start worrying about the speck in yours….Pete

Derivatives – Big Time Gambling

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-05-2012


The futures market should be done away with, shouldn’t it?….. I like to gamble once in a while, and I do, and I usually lose. If I do win it is never a big dollar amount…. So, I limit my gambling ’cause if I did not I would lose every thing….both dollars….J P Morgan loses 2 billion on derivatives….gambling…..with other peoples money…Now that is what I would like to do…..so if you guys will send me 15, 20 or even 100 dollars each, I will get into some form of derivatives….I don’t know, maybe how many times I can hit a pay out on a slot machine….or maybe get into a poker game of high stakes….or maybe invest in oil futures or hog bellies (that always amazed me that people would or could invest in hog bellies), orange juice or cotton, or zinc…..Hey, Mr. J. P. Morgan investor, how about a couple of hundred thousand in my web site here, betting on its future…..oh, ok, well yeah, I am kinda old….Well, nevermind…..Pete

White-tailed Ptarmigan – Endangered New Mexico species

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-05-2012


The white-tailed ptarmigan is a chicken like bird of the Grouse family. It’s habitat is the alpine tundra of the Sange de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico and other western states. Their brownish plumage that  blends  with the local vegetation turns snow white in winter for greater concealment from predators. It feeds on flowers, insects, buds, and leaves. This handsome bird was practically exterminated locally by humans but has been successfully reestablished in New Mexico. It is the smallest bird of the Grouse family and prefers running to flying. The main threat involves inappropriate human activities in their alpine habitat. The white-tailed ptarmigan is listed as endangered.White-tailed Ptarmigan Photo

photo www.allaboutbirds.org/White-tailed_Ptarmigan