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A Repost On The Abortion Debate Doesn't Belong On Billboards Kathleen Parker wrote: Abortion Debate Doesn’t Belong on Billboards Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-05-2019 2 Pete Hester wrote Kathleen the following e-mail today: I...

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Coalfire Stories....from an earlier posting There is no Wikipedia information on Coalfire, Pickens County,  Alabama….It is not included…So, you are gonna have to just trust me or the twenty-five or thirty or fifty other people who can talk...

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St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Please Give. ... Luke 18 verses 15 - 17...."Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belong to such as these"....I try to give something every month to St Jude. What an institution...

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The Color of Autumn…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-10-2014

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This past weekend we once again headed north into the tall mountains of  Northern New Mexico, getting up over 8000 feet to enjoy the changing color of the Aspens in the forest. And once again, we MISSED it…..Almost all the leaves were history, becoming mulch for the forest, bedding for the animals, cover for the ants and spiders and what ever else old worn out leaves do when leaving their tree homes. There were a few old hangers on in the lower elevations, where the cold spells had not been so bad, just waiting on the Hester’s to make it up that way, and they were yellow and pretty. And we appreciated that. All along the streams in the lower elevations, there were Cottonwood’s still changing and they were a beautiful yellow…..  Missing the Aspen was bad but still it was a very nice trip….. We went down through Fenton Lake State Park where bunches of fishermen, ladies and children were casting for some trout. It looked like they were having fun. Highway 126 from Cuba over to Highway 4 is mostly gravel, so we did not break any speed records. But at that slow speed it gives one a chance to appreciate the real beauty of that drive. Some of the prettiest timber a fellow could ever hope to see. My uncles and my dad (Alabama folks) would have loved to have had a saw mill up in that stand of timber, I’m sure. I thought of some of them on that trip. But you know what I was really disappointed about. There were signs all through there telling the drivers to watch out for deer and elk, and I never saw a one, not a single one. That’s terrible…Well, it was a good outing and we enjoyed our meal at Bruno’s in Cuba, so all was not lost….Maybe next year I can go and get some pictures….On another subject, I once thought that when I get a good camera “I am going to have all these pictures to share”…Now that I have a good camera, I can’t remember to bring it on my trips…..What does that tell you?….Ok, ok, just keep it to yourself….

The “New” Thompson’s Water Seal……

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-10-2014

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After years of treating my fence with Thompson’s Water Seal, it appears now that I will have to go another direction. I used to use my weed sprayer, load up the Thompson’s and spray away. Now, it’s that Elmer’s glue look alike stuff that come out of the weed sprayer in little beads, about the size of bb shots. Some of it runs, most of it globs. The lady who answered the phone at Thompson’s said that the VOC, whoever the heck that is, would not let them continue with the old formula. I can get me a high volume spray gun and the new stuff will work fine, she says. Only thing, I don’t want to buy a high volume spray gun. I want to use my weed sprayer. You say, why not roll it on, Mr. Hester….and I say, there is a chain link fence guarding the wood fence that will not allow this old fat boy in between them to roll. And any step ladder high enough to do the job to reach over to roll it,  is also of major concern to the fat boy. Does anyone know of a product, similar to Thompson’s that will work in a weed sprayer? If so, please hit comments at the bottom of this post and let me know it’s name. I sure would appreciate it.

Mississippi State No. 1 in the Nation?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-10-2014

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Well, congratulations to Miss St football team….Who would have thought it?…And Ole Miss no. 3 in the nation, both teams at 6 – 0 and playing in the SEC. I said on facebook that I wondered about the conditions down in hell, that maybe it had not frozen over, but I was sure it had frosted…..Strange year…and you know what, it is kind of refreshing…What else can happen?

Albuquerque Drinking Fuel, uh, I Mean.. Water?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-10-2014

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The USAF promised to take care of the fuel in our drinking water aquifer, once, twice, three times….I don’t know for sure how many times they have promised to start the clean up. I’m hearing the jet fuel is less than a mile from one of the Albuquerque drinking water wells….Now, it is for sure, they say, that the clean up will get started in 2015…..We can put men on the moon, let men live in a space station for months, resupplying them on a routine basis, harness the atom, build nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, build and fly pilotless aircraft that deliver bombs to targets miles away, cameras that can spy on its citizens from 17 miles up, and I don’t know what all else….but we cannot clean up underground water….our drinking water….they cannot, I repeat they, that is the cotton picking United States Air Force, cannot clean up a fuel spill under Kirtland Air Force Base. Maybe up to 24 million gallons of jet fuel, just running around underground, free  for the taking, refined and ready to go, certified and made to Air Force specs, just laying there waiting to be injected into some high flying jet, well, or maybe some child’s belly…which ever comes first….Does the Air Force care?….I don’t reckon….Finish this tour of duty and move on, huh? That seems to be the feeling. Oh, where is Obama playing golf today? Or better, where is the base commander playing?… Pres, if you are coming to Albuquerque in the future, you might want to bring bottled water……Or crack the whip….

Oryx….New Mexico Big Game

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-09-2014

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Oryx gazella

Did you know that we had Oryx in New Mexico? There are some hunts coming up in January and February of 2015. If you are interested, please call 1-888-248-6866 for further information. They were introduced into New Mexico at White Sands Missile Range and surrounding area in 1969. They brought in 93 animals. They adapted well…. They started hunting them in 1974 and now they number about 3000 animals. They can weigh up to 450 pounds with an average 34 inch horn. There are hunts on White Sands Missile Range but there are some outfitters who have some hunts also. Google the Oryx in New Mexico and you will get several hits. Again….1-888-248-6866 for more info..

Mexican Invasion

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-09-2014

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I can read the newspaper and get so upset that sometimes I just do not want to read one. Did you know that on May 5, 2010 Mexicans invaded the Live Oaks High School in Morgan City, California and won. That day American kids that were wearing t-shirts with the American flag had to turn them inside out to not show the American flag for their own safety. Can you believe that. In America, at an American run high school, financed by the American people. Then yesterday, three judges ruled that was the right thing for the school officials to do in order to protect the children. Ruled the right thing to do? That is wrong, all wrong, and I am so up set with that decision. What is wrong with America? The dream act seems to be about Mexico taking over America by sending millions upon millions into our country and little by little taking over. How else could a ruling like that come about. Where is the back bone of the American people in California? I should not be the only one upset over this ruling…Folks, something is bad wrong in America…I hope we soon wake up…..

Dallas Cowboys….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-09-2014

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Now I have kind of held off on doing a great deal of writing on the football season, college or pro, leaving that to the people in the know. I have a little head knowledge about the sport, but a lot of heart involved in the sport. Alabama, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Arizona, Wisconsin and a few other colleges from time to time….For pro, it’s all about the Dallas Cowboys…Did you see them last weekend?…Down 21 points and came back! Now, folks, that’s something to write about…Maybe, just maybe, this will be their year…I sure hope so….Romo does not have a lot of time left, does he? Did you notice that he even ran the ball for a first down once? He used to do that a lot…..Well, we all slow down and understand that..And that’s ok Tony, ok for you not to run, just don’t do dumb, ok, just don’t do  D U M B…Thanks

Auburn Tiger’s Secret…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-09-2014

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The Wall Street Journal let the cat out of the bag this morning….Reveling the secret to the Auburn Tiger’s football success….And those boys are tough, I think…They drink, get this, beetroot juice…..Yep, beetroot juice…Auburn’s tight end, C. J. Uzomah reports, “It is nasty. The worst thing in the entire world.” The claim is that is contains possible performance benefits that range from increased muscle efficiency to decreases in fatigue levels. Beetroot juice, in other words, could energize players with that extra oomph as the games goes on, according to the Wall Street report. Before each game, between the team warm ups and the kickoff, Auburn’s staff distributes small pouches of beetroot concentrate. The players swirl the beetroot crystals around their water bottles and then slug the deep purple concoction. Ben Cohen wrote the article and his information was from  the European Journal of Applied Physiology and University of Exeter physiologist who co-wrote the study……Well, it sounds good and with the comebacks of Auburn of late, there may be something to it…But Auburn,, Bama knows now, so look out…..It may not work this year…

Peterson back on the team….Oops..not

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-09-2014

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I can certainly understand people’s concern over child abuse. None of us want that. But a switch is be best discipline a father can give a child if it is used correctly. It hurts the child’s pride more than anything but it hurts enough for the child to know he will not want any more of that. It modifies a thought. It reinforces what the dad has told the child about right and wrong. And it holds over to later years and the thought of discipline will keep the child away from many of the bad things the father has taught him to avoid over the years. And help keep him out of jail…. We need the switch….Let me say that again….We need the switch….I think Peterson did the correct thing…

Oops…Public opinion is too great…Did he abuse a child or did he discipline a child…I don’t know. If it was abuse the team and public is right. If he just used a switch, several of us are guilty of child abuse….

Child Abuse…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-09-2014

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Anyone who abuses a child should be punished to the full extent of the law. A child cannot protect themselves and anyone who abuses them should pay. Now, I did not say spanking or whipping a child is child abuse…Spare the rod and spoil the child…There is a big difference. If whipping had been child abuse when I was growing up, my mom and dad would have been thrown under the jail. Momma got me with a peach tree limb she kept in the corner of the kitchen and Pop whip me with a big old Marine belt…And he always made it pop when he was talking to me about my sins. That popping was worst than the actual whipping…I am pretty sure he could see the fear in my eyes. I never got a whipping from them that I did not deserve…I survived all those correction methods, learned there was a right and a wrong, learned that payment had to be made from breaking one of their laws. I thank them for loving me enough to say, “You got to obey the laws, boy, or you will be punished.” I still see nothing wrong with that…Lots of folks do. Now, I don’t know what was in Adrian Peterson’s mind when he punished his son, but I imagine it was to let him know right from wrong. If that was the case and there was only marks of the whipping, I see no wrong doing, let the man do what fathers the world over need to do and let him get back to work. If he did abuse the child, then punish him to the full extent of the law. But from what I see and hear, the public needs to just back off and let the man be a Father……