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Daylight Savings Time

The change to Daylight Savings Time is just hours away. It doesn’t bother me, then again, I am not tied to a strict schedule. But there are reasons that I prefer it.

The President pardoned the submarine sailor who took unauthorized photos of his boat. The reason is fuzzy to me, but it seems to be that Hillary Clinton did it too, so why punish this sailor for doing “the same thing?” Well… for starters, it wasn’t the “same thing.” For seconds, a Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class Petty Officer is a tad bit more important to the National Security than the Secretary of State… yes, I said that. Secretary of State is a “non-job.”

The Seattle Seahawks released Richard Sherman and now he has signed with the 49ers. People up here aren’t sure what to think about that. The Angels new $uper$tar isn’t doing very well…

The Military Parade is a “Dog and Pony Show.” If the President really wants to say “Thank You” to the troops, there are some better ways to do it…


The Difference of a Year

What a difference a year can make.

12804745_10208977938915818_4894290754977398169_nA year ago, we realistically couldn’t imagine a world where Hillary Clinton wasn’t the President-Elect. Where “fake news” wasn’t a thing. Where Donald Trump was the President-elect. Oh, sure, some people said they could, but they wouldn’t have bet on it.

I couldn’t imagine a world where I could walk without pain.

And yet, here we are, a year later. Trump is the President, Clinton was repudiated and I can walk. Pain free.

What is the lesson for us going forward? Is it really as simple as asking more questions about what’s going on? As simple as not accepting extreme positions as automatically correct? As believing that things are not always as they seem to be?

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Trump IS a Politician

Back in 2014 I was honored to go along on the Central Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We covered it on the show at the time, and it was really an amazing three days. Spending that time with World War II, Korea and Vietnam Vets was an incredible experience. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to speak to the Modesto Chapter (Major Hugh Moss) of the Daughters of the American Revolution about that experience with CV Honor Flight. Today’s audio is the speech I gave to the DAR folks on November 12th of this year.

The Central Valley Honor Flight is continuing to provide these trips and expanding them to Korean war and Vietnam war Veterans. They also are still looking for a Corporate Sponsor. It is 100% funded by donations, and every dollar helps. Please think about it as the year comes to an end and you need that last minute tax deduction. The CV Honor Flight could sure put that money to great use!

I did not vote for Trump (or Clinton), but I have been telling you for more than a year that he is not a conservative. Period. If you voted for him thinking that you were going to get the second coming of Reagan, I’m sorry, but you’re an idiot. The man’s entire CV has been one gigantic celebration of opportunism, not conviction (for the record, so has Hillary Clinton’s life been).

So if you’re upset that he is not going to “Lock Her Up,” it can only be because you forgot the first rule of politicians: Everything they say is a lie. If you actually believed him when he said that he would “lock her up,” then there is almost nothing that I can do to help you. Read the rest of this entry

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