I love Mexico


I talked with a beautiful young woman tonight.  One thing led to another, and we were chatting about Mexico.

I love Mexico.  The language, the people, the culture, and the history.


If you get the chance, check out San Miguel de Allende.  Great history, and lots of Americans, so you won’t be drowned if it is your first foray into Mexico.  And AWESOME things to do and see.

Tell everyone over at Mexico Spanish, I said ‘Hola.’

I had three of the instructors, Soccorro, Enrique, and Jorge.

Great people. I think I need to run down for a refresher.

It us about time for all of the rodeo festivities.


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ISIS murders hundreds of Iraqi soldiers


Sunday, ISIS slaughtered 400 to 500 Iraqi soldiers at an isolated military base. The ISIS pierced the base’s defenses in multiple locations. Several groups of Iraqi soldiers fought their way through the terrorists. About 50% of those soldiers got through to a nearby base.

Islamic State attack on Iraqi soldiers.

Wow. After massive strikes against the terrorists’ command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) locations, they still conducted a massive strike against a fixed defender.

For all of CNN’s ‘experts’ saying that these guys are not able to do this or that, they just did something that al-Qaeda was not able to do to the US Army in Afghanistan.

You can claim that the Iraqi soldiers did not want to fight very well. You can claim they were not the best. But, they should have been about equal fighters to their enemy …. Because, they knew, it was fight or die.

What do you think?


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I’ll take a photo when my pulse slows down!

I move the water hose, and think is that a pile of dog poop in my grass? That is one sick dog.

I straighten up. Wait. Is that a plastic toy?


Did I see a tongue move?

What do I do???

Call 911?

Call an exterminator?



I think, It is in striking distance, diamond shape skin. I am wearing flip flops – NEVER do that again! Get ready to move right foot back and be ready to run.


Into the garage I run. No good killing tools, they are out back. Door locked.

Run around towards front door. 6 feet from snake… still there.

Inside the door, I pulled my right boot on, left boot would only go half way on. Boots are meant for socks.

I run out the back door.

I see a hoe and a lawn aerator. PERFECT, I scream in my head.

I run back to the front yard. What did I see?


Still coiled up ready to strike.

I pause about 45 seconds to adjust aerator for best pinning shot. I STRIKE!

GOT IT! It seems to be only partially pinned. I keeps hiding under the aerator.

I tap. And I tap.

This is not working.


It strikes out trying to run.

From the long arm of Judge Roy Bean, ‘Law west, and east of the Pecos?’


Chop. chop.

chop chop.


WHEW! I think I need a cool down. Blog it. Then shoot it (not with the .45’s, the camera!)”

Would you have shoot it with a 1911 .45? Or, do you wish it had been a politician?


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Poverty in America is rich everywhere else.


I have blogged about this topic before. And I will link back to that article. [I am still looking through my old posts. I didn't know I had that many.]

But, this focus is a little different than my previous blog post.

In that post, I focused on mere numbers. Simple mathematics. Everyone in the USA is in the top 10% of the world’s wealth. I think that number was actually the top 2% of the entire world.

This post is about a slightly different method of measuring ‘wealth’ and ‘rich.’

Instead of ‘money’ what do someone in ‘poverty’ in the US ‘have.’

From the Heritage Foundation.

I was looking for a different article, and it is difficult to search for real data on American poverty. But, all I found was this article.

So, most of US are shown pictures of starving children. We are told in the Media that all the poor are homeless. They live in shelters, and they live in their cars (if they are ‘lucky.’)

But, that is FAR from the truth.

Our (non-working) poor, I hope these are on the very bottom, are RICH. Not just in terms of the world today, but in the history of the USA.

Just 50 years ago, only the richest Americans had air conditioning. The rest were lucky if they had fans. 100 years ago, only the very richest had a car. And those cars usually had hand cranks. And no air conditioning, radio, or CD players.

The poor in America have an average housing space which is significantly larger than the average in Europe (AVERAGE). That means our ‘poor’ live in much larger homes than the middle class in Europe.

They have TV’s. And the internet. And CABLE TV, or satellite. And cell phones.

Cable – at least $100 a month ($1200 / year) after tax money. Internet, at least $50 / month ($600 / year). And a cell phone $600 / year.

But, the biggest difference?

The poor in America have cars and air-conditioning.

They may struggle to pay for their cars, gas, cell-phones, Internet, computers, TV’s, and air conditioning, but they have all of that.

Food is not even a worry. They do not worry day to day about ‘food.’

Real poverty? Those people worry the rest of their lives about food day to day. Even when they get beyond poverty, they hoard food.

So, why are we led to believe that the ‘poor’ in America are in such dire circumstances?

Because that makes poverty a crisis.

And a crisis means the elite get the opportunity for more control. POWER.

Both the ‘right’ and the ‘left’ are guilty of this.

As I have blogged in the past, welfare is 1/3rd of our Federal Deficit. Cut that in half, and you balance the budget and begin paying off the debt. And you are only back to 2008 spending levels.

When people worry about spending on computers, internet, and phones, we are spending TOO MUCH on welfare.

Don’t you agree?

PS The article I looked for mentioned that about 50% of people on means tested welfare are buying their own homes.

Someday, I should post this link for a separate post. Govt hides 1 in 5 welfare families do not work in any manner.

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Immigrants get a lot of welfare


I grew up on the border. And I have always sympathized for Mexican Americans wanting a better life in the USA. Many ‘Mexicans’ are from here, and are stigmatized by those from the northern 48 states as ‘illegals.’

Oh well.

But, studies still indicate illegal and legal immigrants receive a lot in welfare benefits.

CIS study, accessed September 2014.

The sad part not pointed out in the study? Many of the immigrants receiving assistance are NOT Mexicans. The are Muslims.

I do not know how to separate the two ethnic groups. The Liberals are busy importing Muslim ‘refugees’ even though they are linked to the serious terrorist groups. And they have imported about 2.5 Million ‘refugees.’ But, they always talk about the ‘illegal’ problem.

Personally, I think we need a 10 year hold on immigration. We need to fix our economy, and make our jobs work for Americans. But, some will think that is too radical.

What do you think?


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Welfare pays better than a job in 35 states


The CATO institute’s study is attacked by both liberals and conservatives.

But, I got this data from Welfare payout statistics will make [you] really angry/.

In 35 states you can make more money on welfare than you can working. And a whole lot more money than folks in other states who are working.

So, why don’t we fix the problem? Because Liberals want to raise the minimum wage.

You must love their devious plan.

If wages in the US remain at their current levels, jobs will return to the US. But, THEY WANT JOBS TO GO AWAY. So, what have they done? They raised welfare to above what a worker makes, so now we must feel sorry for the worker and give them pay hikes ….

So, their jobs will got to China.

Okay. I understand the economics, and the politics. But, what about the simple facts?

People who work contribute to society? Workers are happier? And the biggest?

Workers PAY TAXES ….

I thought the Liberals WANTED more tax money?


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Govt pays 65k per person in poverty


Well above the median income in the US, the Federal government pays out more than $65,000 a year for each person in poverty.

Accessed September 2014.

So, why can’t the Liberals ‘fix’ the problem?

Because they do not want to fix anything. They want dependency. Without dependency, there would be no reason to keep them in power and in control.

Do you agree?


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What about Benghazi?

Are we already distracted by all the bad news, wars, and plagues?

Or, should we watch Trey Gowdy today? Benghazi.House.Gov

I think I mentioned I met the Ambassador, Amb Stevens, before he was assassinated. I tried to talk with the Government Employee with him, but all I really got was anger and:

We are doing this for ‘Big Business’ and for our ‘Friends.’

I was not impressed.

But, does that mean I should ignore the terrible events of that day?

Should I turn a blind eye to all of the cover-up?

Should I ignore the reporters who have sacrificed and risked their careers to uncover this story?

As much as I love Ukraine, and I want to go back, this story is also important. Not that the thousands of Ukrainians being slaughtered because of bad US Foreign Policy is not important, but that this story is also important.

Will you watch?


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Where do Muslim terrorists come from?


I found an interesting graphic on Radio Free Europe about where the Middle Eastern ‘ISIS’ war fighters are coming from. Radio Free Europe.

I have read people discuss how many Muslim countries do not contribute to the terrorist groups, but the map shows that there are still a lot of extremists coming from Muslim countries. I think what those writers missed (maybe they chose to overlook) is simple: Western Muslims have a lot more money than their friends in Muslim countries.

On welfare, most Muslims in the west are given enough money to pay for a plane ticket in about a year. Most Muslims live on less than $100 a month.

So, I think many of the extremists collected from the west are simply a matter of cash flow.

What do you think?


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Police try to blow woman up.


Have you noticed how weird our world has become?

A 300 pound man attacks a cop, and we are told to believe he was a ‘kid.’ I wish the cop had not shot him, but a 300 pound man is huge, and can be a threat.

This time police did go over the top. Not in Ferguson, not in the USA, but in Australia.

Police left a bomb at the airport after a training exercise. They left it in a suitcase. So when a woman’s suitcase was damaged, the airport gave her the abandoned suitcase.

Okay, I know that technically, the police did not give it to her, the airport did.

But, how, HOW, do you leave a bomb behind?

Where is the liberal outrage?

How do you leave a half pound bomb laying around?

BBC Article about Sydney airport bomb.

You and I have to be scanned, because they do not want to hurt the feelings of the terrorists. But, COPS can leave a bomb?

Is it just me? Or, is this crazy?


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