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Updated: 2018-03-05T10:34:58.337-06:00


Interesting Video - New World Order Being Taught In Schools


Wow, things have changed since I went to high school in the late 80's / early 90's.

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Phun With Photography



This is what happens when you (or at least when I) get a new camera to play with. One horses around with the camera to learn all the features, and of course, takes a few snapshots of anything handy at the moment. Sometimes you get lucky and end up with one just good enough to keep. Before you say it, yes I do have too much time on my hands.

Don't close your blinds


This really touched my heart when I read it my first time. The author as far as I know is unknown, and I wanted to repost this for those that may have not read it yet. Please enjoy as I have.The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war.My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation.My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our front living room window. He told him: "Son, stand there and tell me what you see?""I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses." he replied."OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the United States of America and you are President Bush."Our son giggled and said "OK.""Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband said."OK Dad, I'm pretending.""Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and see that man come out of his house with his wife and he has her by the hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in the face,he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are crying, they are watching this but do nothing because they are kids and afraid of their father. You see all of this son.... What do you do?""Dad?""What do you do son?""I call the police, Dad.""OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations and they take your call, listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help. What do you do then son?""Dad, but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts to whine."They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my husband says."But Dad...he killed her!!" my son exclaims."I know he did...but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his children.""Daddy...he kills them?""Yes son, he does. What do you do?""Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door neighbor to help me stop him." our son says."Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him," my husband says."But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!""WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry."OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?" "What Daddy?""He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks down her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on fire and then...he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in he window and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?""Daddy...""WHAT DO YOU DO?"Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, "I close the blinds, Daddy."My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him..."Why?""Because Daddy.....the police are supposed to help...people who need it....and they won't help....You always say that neighbors are supposed to HELP neighbors, but they won't help either...they won't help me stop him...I'm afraid....I can't do it by myself ...Daddy.....I can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things'm just going to close the I can't see what he's doing........and I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."I start to cry.My husband looks at our nine year old son standing in the window,looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husbands questions and he tells him...."Son""Yes, Daddy.""Open the blinds because that man.... he's at your front door..."WHAT DO YOU DO?"My son [...]

Merry Christmas


Man, oh man. Things are so hectic around here. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day. I have so many things to do, it seems I will never get them done. Anyway, I told Joe I would help with this blogspot and it seems that time just keeps getting away from me. (and it looks like Joe also) I just wanted to be politically incorrect for a sec. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
And if you don't believe in Christmas, happy holidays. I know there are people out there that have Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and such, and I don't want to leave those people out. But, please let me keep Christmas. It seems people won't return the sentiment when you wish them a merry Christmas. We need to all get along especially this time of year. We all celebrate differently and there is nothing wrong with that. That being said, Merry Christmas.

P.S. My daughter, Which I haven't seen in about 13 years, contacted me through my myspace page. I WAS AND AM SO EXCITED!!!! It seems to be a slow process with our relationship, but I have faith that it will get better with time. So, please, If you divorce, please, do not deprive your ex of their child. ( with certain exceptions of course, i.e. child abuse, which should NEVER be tolerated.) All I can say is that her finding me is the best Christmas gift I could ever ask for.

Gun Control


I have a message for all you liberals that may be reading this. LAY OFF GUN CONTROL! We don't need more gun control laws. We need to enforce the ones we already have. I am tired of hearing the whining and crying about how we need to make more gun control laws. NO WE DON'T! We can see what you are trying to do. You are trying to outlaw gun ownership. When this happens, let me show you what will happen. Firearm and severe crimes will increase. Think about it; when a criminal knows that people can no longer protect themselves properly they will have nothing to fear from law abiding citizens. Therefore, crime increases. We have nothing to fear from law-abiding gun owners. Instead of picking on law abiding gun owners lets focus on those who DO NOT abide by the law. Lets punish gun toting criminals with HARSHER PUNISHMENTS. They get their guns illegally anyway, so what makes you think that if you get rid of firearms they won't be able to get theirs either? There are so many guns on the black market it scares me. I will protect my family, so I WILL NOT GET RID OF MINE! I have been raised around firearms my whole life. NOT ONCE have I used a firearm illegally. NOR do I intend to. But if one breaks into my home in the middle of the night, they will learn the true meaning of gun control. I know I speak for millions of people when I say that. I borrowed the following from Andrew Wilkows Myspace page and I believe that we need to get the word out. Also if you have Sirius Satellite Radio Check out Andrew Wilkows show on 144 starting @ 11:00 a.m. CDT.

25 Point Firearms Refresher

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

3. Colt: The original point and click interface.

4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

10. The United States Constitution (c)1791. All Rights Reserved.

11. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?

12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.

15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.

18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.

20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.

21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.

23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.

24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Andrew tells it like it is and I appreciate all he and people like him do for our country.



I ride a motorcycle once in a while, and I have come across a problem. People DO NOT watch for bikers. Case in point; Saturday I had a woman almost run me into a wall. She never looked in her mirrors to see if it was clear. She just came over to my lane. She had three kids in the back seat whose eyes got as big as saucers. Think about this: If she had hit me (I always watch and try to anticipate before they know what they are going to do. And it has kept me alive and wreck free on a bike so far.) what would those kids may have seen would quite possibly have been traumatic for them. I may have lost a limb (gruesome), or may have been killed. What would that have done to those kids? They may have been messed up for life or at the very least been scarred for life. You don't ever get that picture out of your head. About one mile later, I almost got ran over by a police car that was getting on the interstate with lights going. No siren, just lights. I had to hit the shoulder to keep from getting hit. You may not know me or even like me, I don't care. What I do care about is that I and other bike riders can ride safely without worrying about getting run over. But as long as there is inattentive driving we will have to watch out for you BEFORE you see us. Just like when around a big rig, PLEASE GIVE US ROOM. It doesn't take as long to stop as a truck, but if we have to shut our bike down in a hurry, it can be dangerous, so we need a bit more room. AND PLEASE signal so a rider knows your intention is so we can compensate to prevent a wreck or our death or dismemberment. Thanks for letting me vent. And a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE SAFE DRIVERS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

Been busy


Hello again, sorry it has been so long since my last post but I have been VERY BUSY at work lately and with my son's ball games I just haven't had time to get on the computer. We have been at least two drivers down at work for the last few months. (sometimes three) And seeing as this is our busiest time of year and being short drivers, it has been a very hectic past few months. Now that our injured drivers are back, maybe I can find the time to do some more posts. Anyway thats all for now, I have just checked one of my email accts and see I have over 7000 emails to sort through. Just wanted everyone to know I'm still alive and kicking just really busy right now.

I'm Almost Back


It seems I've been slacking off in regards to blogging lately, as well as most of my usual internet activities in general. Well, I'm going to kick off a series of posts over the coming months, provided I remember to, another provision being if all goes as planned behind the scenes.

This series of posts will swing away from any political rants I that may be brewing inside of me (yes I still loathe liberalism), and I will be covering a computer buildup I'm getting started on.

Wish me luck, I'm going to need it.

Hmmmm, could it be true?


I heard something interesting on the radio today. ( I'm not sure if its true. )I heard about a PBS special called SKYSCRAPERS that showed a while back that was talking about skyscrapers around the U.S. including the twin towers in New York along with their locations. The program showed some of the design flaws in the buildings. In the program, they talked about how the buildings had been evacuated at least once during a windstorm because of the swaying of the buildings in New York. They also showed how through the design of the structures, they were to PANCAKE if they were to be hit by a POSSIBLE AIRLINER by ACCIDENT. Could this be a coincidence? If Al-Qaida was to have seen this would the media not think that they might use this information? They would definitely use the info to study it at least. IF THIS IS TRUE (which I hope not) why would the media let this info out. Why would the government let this information out? Blame is being placed from the little people all the way up to our President, still. Could it be the incompetence of the media and everyone involved in shows like this for the 9-11 attack? Or is this just another conspiracy theory? Who knows. But it makes one think anyway.

It's over!


Well, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas. As most people did, I'm sure, I spent WAY TOO MUCH money! But, My family truly enjoyed the gifts they received. Although, next year I am going to try to buy them things I wanted to this year. Anyway, I wanted to also wish everyone a Happy New Year.

"Yesterday we suffered from crimes; Today we suffer from laws"


Time for the holidays


This is hard for me to do. Wishing everyone in a sincere way, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. The reason behind this is that I spent 16 years in retail. Every year they started putting out holiday items out earlier and earlier. I just got burned out. Even though I got burned out I still believe that you should wish people "Happy Thanksgiving" and "MERRY CHRISTMAS". It should NOT be "Holiday Season" it should be "Christmas". If you don't like it then you can leave. It has been "Christmas" as long as I have been alive. I AM NOT going to change it. The libs took prayer out of schools; took away the christian part of Christmas out of schools; (I am talking about the manger scene) but they never tried to take out witches and goblins. I am tired of people being WIMPS and CRYBABYS and whining about wanting "political correctness". I for one will NOT be politically correct. So for all you wimpy libs out there that may be reading this : Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving' A VERY Merry CHRISTMAS, and a Happy New Year. ( By the way I am getting over being burned out on the holiday season little by little. Maybe there is hope for me yet.

Back to Dentist Day


I'm heading back to the dentist in about an hour for treatment of the notorious dry socket. Ooh, how fun! On the bright side, the dry socket isn't as painful as the toothache it replaced, but make no mistake about it, it still hurts. I will be really glad when this is all over and done with!

Update (6:30 PM) Just got back home from town from being at the dentist and then the apothacary. It is a dry socket and I have to go back Friday afternoon for another session of having it packed with that nasty tasting dry socket paste. Which, I might add is totally ruining the flavor of my tomato soup. It's a conspiracy against my tastebuds!

Another plus which I wasn't expecting, they aren't charging for the dry socket treatments, no matter how many visits it takes; Dr. Arthur and staff rock!

Al-Qaeda Won't Rest


Apparently the Al-Qaeda won't rest until the White House is destroyed. Why, they supposedly even have a whopping 12,000 fighters ready to go. Don't sweat it Al-Qaeda scum, the dems in office will do most of your dirty work for you, or didn't you keep up with the elections and pay thanks to the sheeple mentality of liberal voters?

Dentist Day: Return From


I left for the dentist at around 2:15 pm and got to the office about 2:40 pm, filled out the paperwork and was back in the exam room around 3:30 pm. They did several X-Rays of my teeth and then went to work on me right at 4:00pm, he didn't want to send me home with a tooth that bad and me in that much pain. It ended up being oral surgery instead of a simple extraction, and the surgery didn't end until right at 7:00 pm.

It seems I am quite resistant to the local anesthetic so he had to pump me full of three syringes from the start, then another shot directly to the tooth's nerve. I went through that once every 45 minutes or so, as the anesthetic was wearing off very quickly. One of the wisdom tooth's roots was fairly straight, while the other one was curled under (not curled out) like a fish-hook, literally in a 180 degree arc. Once he cut the tooth in two pieces, he had to pry the straight end out, and once it was out he went to work on the other one. He literally had to cut into my jawbone with the little power saw to get the tooth out, which he still had to carefully twist completely upside-down before it came out.

What made it worse was he said I had the strongest gag reflex he'd ever seen. I screwed up two X-Rays by gagging while the X-Ray was taken due to movement from my gagging on the little plate you bite on. He numbed my tongue special with local anesthetic to help reduce the gagging reflex, which helped but didn't eliminate it completely. He still had to stop and give me several 5 to 10 minute breaks to calm my gagging self down and regain some calmness before he'd go back after it. He said he's had some gaggers before, but I won the prize for gaggiest patient of all time (hooray me!). He also said I was the most difficult case as far as actual tooth removal he'd had in well over a year.

After it was all said and done, he said if he knew how difficult this procedure was going to be I probably would have been charged double what it cost me. I don't blame him, it was a doozie of a time for everyone concerned. The surgical tooth extraction itself ran about $165 (it would've been $55 if he could have just rocked it out of the socket), and with the other fees, it ran up to $280 for the one tooth and the whole visit. Whew! Got the good stuff though, Percocet for the pain which he said I'd be really sore tomorrow after having my jaw wrenched open for 3 straight hours, plus all the needles going into the jaw muscle, plus the jawbone having been sawn into, not to mention the incisions to the gums, and the extracted tooth socket itself. It took three stitches to close me back up, though he used the self-absorbing kind of suture thread, so at least I don't have to go back to have the stitches taken out.

Even as uncomfortable, painful, and unpleasant as the actual procedure was, the doctor and all his staff were absolutely the best people I'd ever dealt with. So much so that even though the procedure itself was unpleasant, the overall experience was a pleasant experience that left me in a good mood and with a very favorable impression of himself, his office, the and staff.

Dentist Day


Oh the joys of being me. I got shoehorned in to the dentist's office for a visit this afternoon. Wisdom teeth are giving me the fits, especially the bottom right one which half of it decided to crumble into a bunch of tiny pieces exposing the soft dentin and the nerve. Ouch! Didn't hardly sleep a wink last night from the pain, which would conveniently spike right as I'd start to drift off, jolting me back to a wide-awake state. Probably my luck will be just a few X-Rays today and then be rescheduled for extraction a week or two later, just so I can enjoy the pain and suffering and feeling like my whole head is going to explode. I've noticed dentists can be cruel like that, just for kicks I think. If I think about it, I might post an update on the situation here in this entry later this evening.

Saddam Gets Death Penalty


Looks like they gave Saddam Hussein a sentence of death by hanging. I guess that there's still justice in this world after all! But it ain't over yet, not till he's actually hanging lifelessly by the neck from a rope. I wish I could be there to see it all happen when they string him up. Now if I could just get a mailing address so I can mail him a "die slowly and suffer greatly" card.

I'm Heartless and Evil!


Heisted from Kurt over at A Trainwreck in Maxwell

Which South Park kid are you most like?


You are just plain evil and heartless. Though you're sly, and you come up with brilliant schemes, you're pretty dumb and close minded. Other people hate you... screw them!


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Red Wing Boots: Thumbs Up!


Around a year or so ago I broke down and bought a new pair of Red Wing 970 motorcycle boots. Finding a pair turned out to be a pain since the nearest Red Wing dealer was about 50 miles away (Boot Hill in Valdosta, GA) and they specialized in western style boots. I ended up having to try on a similar pair of wellingtons and then special ordering the actual boots I wanted through Boot Hill and having them drop-shipped from the Red Wing warehouse directly to my home. What a pain just to get a decent pair of boots!Here's the thing though: I've tried wearing cheap shoes and boots and can't get away with it. They end up killing my feet after just an hour or two of wearing them (not to mention the fact that they start to fall apart within the first 6 months of owning them), so I have to be fairly selective about what goes on the ol' feetsies.Anyhow, ordering the boots wasn't really the problem, it's my forgetfulness that's the problem. I was low on boot and leather care products in general and forgot to pick some stuff up while I was up in Valdosta. I even wrote a list of stuff I needed like boot oil and hoof-black. Don't laugh, hoof black works just as well as sole and heel dressing and costs less per measured unit, you just have to go the feed store to get it. Back to the forgetfulness before I forget to finish the story. I even remembered to take the list with me, and had it in my pocket, but I forgot the list was in my pocket, forget to check the list, and ended up coming home with nothing but a receipt for the boots I ordered.No problem, I'll just get some leather care products here locally the next time I go to town. Seems people around here don't take care of their leather, there wasn't anyplace that sold anything for leather care around here except for regular old Kiwi shoe polish at Wally-World. No kidding, last time I looked, I couldn't even find any saddle soap there.Anyhoo, a few days later the friendly UPS driver delivered a package with my boots in them. So much for the quoted two-week wait, they came in about 3 days after placing the order. I was impressed enough to fire off to Red Wing a thank you note via e-mail praising them for their swift handling and delivery of my order. In the e-mail I sent them I asked if they had any plans on selling their leather care products online (Red Wing does not sell any of their products online, only through authorized brick-and-mortar stores) and explained that I was out in the boondocks and it was a pretty far piece to go to get to a dealer, and the local establishments apparently didn't believe in selling any kind of leather care products at all. (That still gripes me how crappy and bass-ackwards these little towns around here are).Less than 5 hours later I received a response from Red Wing, which again surprised me as I really wasn't expecting any answer at all, considering that 95% of all companies I contact via e-mail with questions about their products or services never respond at all, and on the rare occasion they do it's closer to 3 or 4 weeks before I hear anything from them. Well, not only did Red Wing respond in a timely manner, but it was the head of the marketing dept. that returned my e-mail to me. He said they were looking into the idea of selling care products online but hadn't made any firm decisions as to whether they would or not in the near future. He thanked me for my commending them on their swift fulfillment of my boot order and asked for confirmation of my mailing address and order number, so I fired off another response answering his confirmation request and thanking him for his swift reply to my[...]

Finally an apology


It seems that Mr. Kerry has apologized for PART of what he has said. Even people in his own party has had enough of his mouth. I doubt that will change anything, but at least it is a start.
Now if we can get him and his whole party to see the light.

Can't keep his big mouth shut


John Kerry has a very big problem. He can not keep his mouth shut when he should. He tends to say things then change his tune. "I actually meant this." B.S. He meant everything he has said. Then he doesn't apologize for anything. One thing that has me riled up is when he said " Go to school and get smart or go to Iraq." He says he was talking about Bush. Then answer me this Mr. Kerry; If you think you are so much smarter, why is it that President Bush made better grades at Yale than you did? You say Bush is stupid, then maybe you are more stupid than you let on. Maybe someone needs to put you in your place. And I am the politically incorrect idiot to do it. I am sure that there are others that feel the same way I do. Think before you open your mouth. You only have two feet to stick in there. Unless you have your head stuck so far up your own butt to get them in there, although I think there is still plenty of room.

I'm blaming it all on Busch


Yes, you heard me right, I'm giving credit where credit is due. Everyone wants to blame Bush for all the world's woes; well I say let's blame it on Busch.

1. I have a terrible hangover. The NSA mind-probes that Bush controls must be the cause right? Wrong. Blame it on Busch.

2. I was in a fight at a bar and got arrested. Was it the gang-stalkers picking on me that were sent by the Bush administration? Nope it was a bunch of drunks. Blame it on Busch.

3. Some inebriated driver lost control of his vehicle and ran over a group of small children. Surely that was the mind-control technologies that Bush is in charge of that made him do it, right? Sorry, gotta blame it on Busch.

4. Is it Bush's fault that the divorce rate is as high as it is here in America? I've heard people trying to blame Bush for it, but I have a hunch it's more likely Busch's fault.

5. Alcoholism is a problem in the United States. Which is more likely the case: is it Bush's fault or Busch's fault? You be the judge.

6. All the litter on the side of the road after a long weekend must surely be Bush's doing you say. I say it's Busch's fault though, and the labels on the cans and bottles prove it.

So there you have it: it's all Busch's fault.

With all the problems that Busch has caused, I say we sit back and enjoy a nice ice cold Samuel Adams instead. Then we can all sit back and say it isn't Busch's fault after all. It's Sam Adams' fault. My, what a vicious circle this could become.

Reviving Old Ideas


It's been a long weekend for yours truly. I've been kicking around an idea so much that it made my brain hurt. Either that or my toothache is migrating to my thinker. Perhaps both.

Anyways, I was talking to Patrick the other day and he got me to thinking. Yes, Patrick, it's your fault, sort of, but it's not a bad thing you're taking the blame for. Patrick mentioned a certain idea and it revived an old desire of mine. So I thought about it, then I thunk on it a bit more, then my brain started to implode so I decided to quite thunking and just lightly ponder on the idea for bit. (No, I'm not saying what the idea is just yet, not unless something more solid surfaces first, plus it's fun to leave people hanging for a while.)

What I will tell you is that it's a sort of business venture. I don't have the capital necessary for such an undertaking, but I'm talking to someone about making the investment, while I do the dirty-work (read: manual labor). It's a doozie of idea (that's idear to you yankees) that's certain to pay off with decent profits in a timely manner, unless the mind-control signals from the secret Illuminati satellites turn us all into mindless zombies first.

What this basically means is that if I can obtain the the initial startup moola, which isn't really all that much in the grand scheme of things, I'll be on the road to a profitable and exciting career that's bound to take me places; both figuratively and literally.

Doctors vs Guns


This has been floating around for six or seven years at least, but I thought I'd share it anyways since not everyone on the internet has had seen it yet.

Doctors vs. Guns in the U.S.

Number of physicians in the US = 700,000

Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 120,000

Accidental deaths per physician = 0.171 (Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000

Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) = 1,500

Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)

Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

We need to hurry up and get some legislation banning doctors from this country before it's too late!

It Never Fails to Rain...


I just got finished detailing the truck. I washed it, waxed it, vacuumed it out, put protectant on the dash and vinyl, tire shine on the tires, and just when I get done it starts to rain. It's a never fail thing for me, whenever I need it to rain, I just have to wash the truck.

Nothing To Say


I have absolutely nothing to say right now.

That is all.