Uneducated Redneck Votes

Many of you know how this uneducated redneck voted in this election, but from the vitriol flying across social media, I don’t believe you know why I voted the way I did.

The media is saying it was the blue collar, uneducated, white males that voted Trump into office.  Friends of mine on social media are claiming this is the end of religious rights, anyone that is brown will now be deported, Muslims will face massive violence against them, and if you are a woman or a member of the LGBTQ community, you may as well hang it up since you will no longer have any rights. Continue reading Uneducated Redneck Votes

I was bored so you would not believe what I did! (clickbait style)

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I was so bored today you would not believe what I ended up doing!

No, seriously, you would not believe it! Or, if you know me, you probably would. Continue reading I was bored so you would not believe what I did! (clickbait style)

Depression and Suicide: Options But Not The Option

Today I read an article entitled, “When You’re in the Gray Area of Being Suicidal” and it got me to thinking about myself, my life, and my future.

Recently I lost my job, not by any fault of my own, but the company closed after 21 glorious years.  I do not blame the owners as they have been like parents to me over the many years I worked there and it was definitely time for them to retire and enjoy their lives without the headaches and heartaches of running a business.  Even so, I find myself in a situation now that I have never been in; unemployed. Continue reading Depression and Suicide: Options But Not The Option

We need to start profiling

The very large number of the politically correct (PC, aka, wusses) crowd out there are up in arms over some of the comments made recently regarding radicalized Muslims.  They scream in horror as Donald Trump calls for the refusal of Muslims into the country until our political leaders figure out, “what the hell is going on.”[1] A recent reply to a post I made on Facebook regarding a mass stabbing in China carried out by radical Muslims included, “And what difference does it make to whatever argument you’re stating tha the attacker was Muslim?”[2]

The problem, folks, is there is a common denominator to these attacks in San Barnardino, CA (2 Dec 2015), Chattanooga, TN (16 Jul 2015)[3], Garland, TX (3 May 2015)[4], Moore, OK (25 Sep 2014)[5], West Orange, NJ (25 Jun 2014)[6], Seattle, WA (1 Jun 2014)[7], Skyway, WA (27 Apr 2014)[8], and Port Bolivar, TX (6 Mar 2014)[9].  All these attacks were carried out by radical Islamists.  And the ones listed are just for the past two years. Continue reading We need to start profiling

Mr Bone, your insignificant opinion on our Bill of Rights has been acknowledged, and found lacking

Mr. Bone,

You are using emotion and neither logic nor science to make a point regarding gun control in the U.S.  I believe you, sir, may have barrel envy.

In your post you stated the 5.56 round tumbles and tears the body up.[1]  Now granted, I am using a shorter, much less graphic description of your post, but essentially that is what you said; and, you are both correct, and very incorrect. Continue reading Mr Bone, your insignificant opinion on our Bill of Rights has been acknowledged, and found lacking

When will we call it terrorism without regard to religion?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines domestic terrorism as:

“Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics:

  • Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
  • Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
  • Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.[1]

Nidal Malik Hasan opens fire in the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30, all the while screaming, “Allah Akbar” and the government calls it workplace violence and not an act of terrorism.[2] Continue reading When will we call it terrorism without regard to religion?

Shame on you for trying to shame me

I will not be shamed for who I am.

I have not done anything wrong against you, your race, your religion, or your being.

You cannot shame me for who I am.

The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines shame as:

“a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong.”[1] Continue reading Shame on you for trying to shame me

Genealogy and citations: Problems and solutions

One of the biggest problems I have in my genealogy research is the proper citation of information and evidence I have gathered.  For years I simply added the information to my trees, after making sure it was correct information, but I failed to cite my source, or if I did, I did it in such a fashion that I was not able to relocate it several years later.

With this lesson firmly in place, here is the information regarding proper citation of records and evidence in genealogical research, not only for you, but to help reinforce it for myself.

Continue reading Genealogy and citations: Problems and solutions

Parents should NOT have to be born AFTER their children.

I do understand the need to feel as though you are connected to something larger than yourself, and for many that means being connected to royalty.

I recently received a printout of a family tree from a family member that shows direct lineage through our Russell line to the major royalty of Europe.  After reviewing the tree for a few seconds I pronounced it completely fictitious.  My family member who presented me with this printout said it was correct because the woman who had done it was married to a pilot.  Now that is all the confirmation I needed. Continue reading Parents should NOT have to be born AFTER their children.