This was originally posted over at Facebook July 12, 2010. It is probably a good thing to keep in mind while visiting the website. Enjoy.
Greetings, I am the duly elected representative for Richards personalities.
The majority of us would like to apologize for some of the rude actions taken by others in our group. Whereas most of Richards actions require a majority vote of our group we cannot control the actions of those personalities that want to act shamefully in their off hours.
We would like to assure you that we are working feverishly to bring these rogue elements in our group under control.
Please bear with us during this period of adjustment. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Well here we are. It’s just been a few days since the 2022 midterm elections and it appears that Republicans have won both houses of congress. Thank god that here in Texas we were spared the damage that Frances O’Rourke (AKA Beto) could have unleashed on our great state but we will save that for later.
Let’s talk about the change in the political makeup here in Texas. Let’s look at my personal experience.
I was born in the 1960’s during the Kennedy administration. Grew up in the 60’ and 70’ (Decades of the greatest music ever written). Today I can see that there has been a huge amount of change here in the last 60 years.
At the time of the 1960 Presidential election (Kennedy) the State of Texas was very blue. My grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and Parents were all die hard Democrats. This is because My grandparents lived through the Roosevelt era and the rest were enamored with the young and vibrant president embodied by John F. Kennedy.
These were the glory days for the Democratic party in Texas when they weren’t out hanging and shooting black and Hispanics out in the woods, doing everything in their power to stop non white children from going to school and making sure that Whites and Non Whites didn’t mix in public places. I was even told by my Father who was a member of law enforcement in Dallas county for 40 years that in the 60’s and 70’ that the mafia was in control of Dallas county and found out from personal experience that this continued into the early 1980’s all under the Democratic leadership of the time.
Now don’t get me wrong. The Republican party has had its flaws. Richard Nixon, George Bush Jr. (who was handed a job he wasn’t prepared for) among others. There are a few bad apples in every barrel But The Democratic party today are not leaders, they depend on bullying us into submission and lining their pockets instead of working towards helping the common citizen and inspiring unity instead of division.
We are subjected to Men participating in women’s sports, Sex education in kindergarten, Paying off other peoples bill, Not being to buy groceries for our family or even buy gas to get to work and and let’s not forget the GREEN NEW DEAL. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
An example of one of the technologies they are in the process of forcing on us by driving gas prices through the roof is electric cars. During one of the recent hurricanes in Florida the electric vehicles were catching fire from the ocean water that was flooding some of the streets (mostly because most people that are to stupid to not drive through high water). But that’s not the best part. From the time the fire department would show up to put out the fire it took as much as 4 hours to get the fire completely extinguished. It takes less than an hour with gas fueled cars
So the people of Texas have sent a message by the recent election. RED is alive in the Republic of Texas. Thank you Ronald Reagan, The Great Communicator for turning the tide. I would be an avid Texan even if it were still blue but I sleep better knowing that there is hope for the future.
BTW Beto is looking for a job. You got any yard work he can do?
We live in a world where guns and gun violence is glorified in all manner of media and young children are never exposed to responsible gun owners unless their family members own and use firearms in a responsible fashion.
So I propose that we lobby Congress to institute a ban on all media that glorifies gun violence such as movies, television, music, video games, printed matter. I do understand that the film industry and some musical genres will suffer greatly but I feel this is a good idea.
I grew up in the Vietnam era and my father was a police officer. As a child I couldn’t walk through the house I grew up in without being able to reach out and put my hand on a firearm. I never did this of course because my father would have set my backside on fire. We could also use more “Whoopin’s” too but that is a subject for another post.
As a child I played with toy guns. As an adult I have had to defend myself and others three different times with a firearm but I have never gone into a grocery store or public school and shot up the place.
The second amendment is there to protect us from those that might enslave us not to irritate people that are afraid because they have never been exposed to responsible gun owners.
So no more grand theft auto. No more action films. No more gangster hip hop and before you start with the censorship argument think about where you’re reading this.
Let us start with the truth. Guns don’t kill people, People kill people. Guns don’t get smoked up and go on a shooting rampage at a school. Guns don’t make a fake call to 911 so when the police show up they can kill a few. Idiotic and misinformed people use guns to do these things just like they use cars, knives, and all manner of other objects.
At the time of this writing there have been 11 police officers shot in the last week nationwide. Here in the Dallas, Texas area a fifteen year old was jailed just the other day for carrying a gun into a high school. There is a problem but not with the tool.
Bear with me a minute.
I was born in 1963. I was being held by my mother while she was standing on the parade route the day John Kennedy was killed. The reason we were there is my father was one of the sheriff’s deputies that was securing the route even though we were about a mile away from Dealey Plaza.
The important part here is my father was a sheriff’s deputy. Later he worked as a Dallas Police officer for 27 years. Dallas Security Force for 5 years and ended his time in law enforcement with the Dallas City Marshal’s Office. I was raised around firearms.
I don’t own a firearm currently but I have owned many over the years. I spent my childhood years with easy access to handguns, shotguns and long guns. I even had access to a few fully automatic weapons. The Police departments didn’t use them in those days but Dad had a few.
The point here is that I was exposed to firearms. I was taught to respect them. I was taught by my father, The city of Wilmer Texas, and the firearm instructor at a company I worked for among others how to safely handle and use firearms. I had my own 12 gauge shotgun when I was 15 years old and so did many of my friends. Only two had a mishap involving a firearm. One was a suicide and the other was an accidental discharge. I also had one friend stabbed to death at a North Mesquite High school graduation. That’s why I am more pro ban knives than ban guns.
I will say I am adamantly against any law that bans firearms period. Not only do we need them to protect us from those that may seek to use them against us. We also need them to allow us to protect our Country if needed and God forbid against our government if needed. I hope I never see that happen.
I will say in my opinion that most of the current laws may need a little tweaking. Take the case of John Hinckley, Jr. I used to buy my uniforms from Rocky’s Police Supplies in Dallas. Rocky and I were talking one day and he told me he was the guy that sold Hinckley the bullets that were used against Ronald Reagan. He told me all about how Hinckley purchased a handgun in California, boarded a plane and flew to Dallas. In Dallas he purchased the bullets at Rocky’s which was right off one of the highways here. Boarded another plane and flew to Washington, D.C., where he waited outside the Hilton for Reagan. He should not have been able to do that.
I hope this has given you some food for thought. I am sure there will be somebody out there that wants all guns banned because they don’t want to be shot. Don’t do stupid shit and you won’t get shot.
Until then, take an active role in your children’s lives. Teach them to respect firearms the same way they respect the dangers of cars, knives and working around industrial equipment. You might talk to them about the dangers of drugs and alcohol while you’re at it.
Consider this from CNBC before you go:
That said, the gun industry’s traditional definition of an “assault rifle” is a weapon the military generally uses and has “select fire capabilities,” or the capability to switch between semi-automatic or a fully automatic mode. However, the civilian AR-15s do not have the select fire capabilities, only semi-automatic settings, so the firearms industry insists they are not an actual assault rifle or assault weapon.
“A Hurricane is proof of global warming” horse shit.
Everything that happens weather related these days is proof of global warming.
Since we’re talking about hurricanes, what about Andrew, Katrina, Rita and all the hurricane’s that have happened since this global warming crap started?
For those of you that haven’t spent 30 seconds learning how weather works here is a little bit about hurricanes.
Hurricane Season starts the 1st of June and ends the 30th of November. It is not uncommon to have more than 26 named storms in a season. That is why some storms are named with a Greek letter. That’s just in the Atlantic and we still have more oceans. Didn’t they teach you that while studying for that liberal arts degree?
The vast majority of Americans in their 20’s and 30’s really don’t remember the weather we had prior to 2000. It was pretty much the same as it is now, just chunkier.
A good example is this past summer here in Texas. We had 60+ days with temperatures over 100 degrees. In the 1970’s and 1980’s it wasn’t unusual to have that many every summer. Was global warming worse then than now?
Al Gore warned us over a decade ago that by now Mt. Kilimanjaro would be ice free by now. The glaciers are alive and well. How’s it going with those carbon credits Al?
Look, I get it. Save the planet. I’m sure the dinosaurs had cars that had really sucky gas mileage. And look what happened to them.
So here is what we need to do. First we need to spread a few square miles of black solar panels out on light colored desserts so instead of having the dessert reflecting most of the sunlight back into space the black panels can heat up to over a hundred degrees and release the heat into the atmosphere when the sun goes down.
Next we also need to erect a bunch of poles with propellers on top so we can disrupt the natural wind patterns. You know, the wind that circulates the air to help keep the hot places cooler and the cold places warmer.
I think it is a shame that neither produces enough electricity so the people in California can charge their cars. I don’t have that problem with my old van with the 3.8L gas engine.
But let’s go even further. We can shut down U.S. oil extraction and buy oil from countries that can use it against us if they don’t like what we are doing on the world stage. Looking like we might have a plan forming here.
You need to WOKE your dumb ass up.
Everytime a dog farts they emit a greenhouse gas. The world has cycled between steamy swamp to ice ball more than once. The only thing that remains constant is the idiocy that we need to suffer over fairy tales like climate change (Global Warming). It changes and will continue to change. Global Warming is inexorable and inevitable and global cooling will follow as it always has for billions of years.