Thursday, November 06, 2008


To Barack Obama for being elected the 44th President of the United States.

Let's hope he does better than I think he will. Pray for him and his administration to take us in the direction we need to go.

The Republican party lost its' focus. I'm reading more about Ron Paul, and I like his ideas. I'm a Paul supporter now.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

What a game

In case you missed it, or aren't much of a football fan, in which case I will chortle and call you a freak, 7th ranked Texas Tech just defeated the number one team in the country, the University of Texas, 39-33.

It was a great game. I would have said that, even if Tech had lost.

This is a case for Graham Harrell to win the Heisman Trophy. 474 yards, 2 passing touchdowns.

Michael Crabtree had 128 yards, with a 28 yard TD catch with 1 second remaining on the clock to clinch it.

I smell at least a Big 12 championship game and a guaranteed Bowl Bid...maybe the Rose Bowl? But, I digress....

Friday, October 17, 2008

Common sense

I ran into a friend of mine, who is a staunch Democrat. I handed out my "McCain/Palin" for him, and said, "I got you a present." He said, "Hey, I'm actually voting for them!" Quite taken aback, I said, "really?" and he said, "Yeah, I'm a Democrat, not an idiot. Hey, that could be a bumper sticker!!"

After everything that's come out about Obama, and now confirming my suspicions that he is a socialist with that "spreading the wealth" that he spewed, I don't see how he's still leading in the polls. And I don't see how people aren't afraid.

Anyway, I saw that John Stossel report on politics tonight. For me, who didn't sleep through any of my political science classes, it was like, "DUH". It's all common sense. Too bad more people don't see it that way, and it's sad that that program had to be aired.

Now, if government will just get out of our way and balance the budget (and stop wasting our money)and protect us from all enemies, foreign and domestic (like the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and certain members of Congress), and let free enterprise with moral responsiblity, common sense, and true justice prevail, we'll be fine.

Maybe all we need is one common sense judge, one honest accountant, and one battlefield experienced military officer to lead the country.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Don't Tread On Me


IMHO, we shouldn't even be considering this bailout. The best thing we can do is lower the capital gains taxes. I don't hear any other common sense ideas.

I love this country. I believe that we are the greatest country on earth (Canada comes a very close second). I believe in the Constitution, I believe in self-reliance, and limited government. All of the traditional things that made this country great. When I get one, I'm going to fly a flag out in front of my house. I voice my opinion. I get involved.

I emailed one of my Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and told her I was against this bailout. I am going to email my other one, John Cornyn, and let him know what I think. My wife and I mailed off our voters' registration applcations (since we moved, we're in a new precinct). We're going to talk about saving money. I am not being silent on this. I'm watching Fox News to try and get an inkling what's going on in both candidates minds.

I believe this is the most crucial election in almost 30 years. I honestly believe our freedoms put forth in the Constitution and our being a representative republic is at stake. Unfortunately, it's not about who will shrink the government and get it out of our way, but who will grow it less and how much wiggle room they will give us around government.

Everyone who is in on this should be punished. From both sides of the aisle. And government should get the hell out of our way and let US, the American people, figure this out.

We need another revolution. But this time, not from the tyranny of Britain, but from our own government.

I am thankful to God that he provided for us when we did. We have a 30-year fixed FHA loan, good jobs in healthcare (me) and education (her), and we are out of debt. We can weather this storm. To paraphrase Hank Williams, American can survive. And we will.

Take it back

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jumping in with both feet

My eyes are almost bleeding. Seriously. This whole political landscape is enough to make someone pack up, and move to a country that will have more liberties and freedoms than we may have in November.

Like Communist China.

I love my country. I really do. Ask anyone who knows me. They'll tell you that I bleed Red, White, and Blue. Unfortunately, in many circles, that labels one a "redneck" and "extremist". Some places, you get in trouble for flying the American flag in front of your house. All too often, if you're too patriotic and care about this country, you're mocked and chastised and ridiculed. Being a patriot makes labels you for life. So, go ahead and laugh at me. Please.

Yes, I am a political and social conservative. I am a white, Christian, conservative. I'm not conservative because I grew up middle-class or because I want to make tons of money, or because I want dirty air and water. Let me explain why I am conservative. You see, my grandfather taught us to fend for ourselves. No relying on government to help us out if we can help ourselves. Work-and if you don't work, you don't eat. period. He taught us to love God, our families, and our freedoms and responsibilities that come with living in the greatest country on Earth. I have been taught to love life, respect the environment (he was a farmer and a hunter, so he was a true conservationist), and be good to each other. These are lessons I have learned with fervor, and voice with unabashed pride. And lessons I will gladly hand down to my children.

Am I a kook? Am I a freak? Maybe so, but I am an American. But then, what do I know? I am just a guy who is clinging to his religion and guns....or, as I like to say, asserting my Constitutional rights.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wow...three months. I can't believe it's been that long.

Anyway, we moved into the house, and the next day....Hurricane Dolly hits. Thanks to our not being part of the HUGE power company, we had ours on the next day. But, of course, I wake up, and my wife informs me that my in-laws haved moved in.

That was July, this is September.

They are still here.

They are in the back bedroom, which we have subsequently dubbed "Sunny Acres Nursing Home", or, more succinctly, "the Home". I know they're trying to get out of here. Just wish someone could do that "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" thing and do it in a week.

The twins are growing. Getting bigger. They started kindergarten and love it...the freaks. They take after their mom in that way.

Also, it was my birthday a few days ago (August 31st). I officially went from "mid-thirties" (37) to "late thirties" (38).

Thursday, May 15, 2008

American Idol finals

Next week....It's David vs David.

Archuletta needs to stop squinting. He looks like he's a high-school geek trying to woo a cheerleader. All he's missing is his Starfleet uniform and Vulcan ears.

Oh, wait...that's exactly what he is.

I am not touting this as "Battle of the Davids".

This is Emo vs. Elmo.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

What it looks like so far...just a small bungalow...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Homes and Cowboys.

Well, the rooms are chalked out and we should be framing in the next day or two.

Need to get the wife's camera and start snapping away.

She has a good pic of me and my belly standing in what will be our kitchen.

Onto other news....

I am happy and about the NFL draft. Happy because the Cowboys got what they needed in Felix Jones and Mike Jenkins.
Plus, they're taking a chance on Danny Amendola from Texas Tech. He's a Wes Welker-type receiver. Hope he makes a good impact. He'll be another offensive weapon.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Dirt

No....I'm not dishing on celebrities or anything like that. I'm just letting people now that we have our dirt on our lot, and the house perimeter is staked out. WOOHOO!!

I'll get pics up once the foundation is poured.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Happy atheists' day!! (aka April Fools Day) Proverbs 1:7: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.


The bank got a hold of us....we're closing this week, and hopefully our builder will start next week. he has the contractors lined up, and a few of them have been out to look and know more or less what they'll need.

Also, I got a new phone. At least, I ordered it. It should be here this weekend.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Our lot pics yet...but I did talk to the guy who sold us the lot, and part of our subdivision floods, thanks to a crushed drainpipe. takes about a week for the water to drain, and it stands about a foot in the street before it recedes.

My wife wants to get it in writing when it will be fixed. But, no telling with the county.

I'm off to work. More later.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Well, I dropped the kids off at the in-laws and, since I was in that neck of the woods, I drove by our lot. Seems as someone has mowed it. That means work is getting started, and the next step is to get some dirt down to raise it up about 20 inches. In case of flooding in that area.

Pictures of dirt to come soon....


Meant to do this yesterday, but Happy Resurrection Day (aka Easter) to all.

He is risen. He is risen, indeed.

Hope everyone had a good one, and God bless.

More on the house in a day or two.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Almost there

Got the finalized plans for la casa today. Looking forward to finally getting bank approval via our builder. We should get the word tomorrow, God willing.

He wants to get started the end of this month, so we'll see how that pans out.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Building with ADHD boy

Our builder is anxious to get started on the house, so he's doing a construction loan so we can get the ball rolling. Contract should be ready this week, and he should be able to start next week.

VERY excited about it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Changes in latitude

Well, my first two weeks of work are going well. I started nights last night, I I didn't feel or look like something that came out of a George Romero movie, like I thought I would. It's cool, because I'll be cross training tomorrow and Thursday nights.

Of course, working nights means less time with la familia, but that will all work out in the end, and well worth it.

I feel like a grown up now, since I signed up for the retirement plan at work. That, plus our saving like Ebenezer Scrooge on Black Tuesday (yes, I'm mixing metaphors, but deal with it!!) should see dividends much sooner than later.

The most exciting thing, though, is that we have been "pre-approved" for our house loan. We have the blueprints almost done, and we have a plot of land reserved for us. It's in what will be the fastest growing area of our town. But for now, it's in the middle of BFE.

The Boss is already picking things out with which to decorate the house. We spent an hour and a half in the blue home improvement store (just because we had the monkey twins with us) and she started stressing about wall paint. Me, being a guy, just smiles and nods. I might bring up the fact that at least ONE wall has to be taken up by a Dallas Cowboys fathead.

I'll post some pictures once the construction starts.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

New start

New job. My old one sucked so bad I can't even describe everything that happened. Suffice to say, I'm done with it and have a new job in a reputable place that won't pay me with paychecks that will bounce, we'll have equipment that works, and I will have insurance and benefits. Plus, I get to wear scrubs....some of the most comfortable clothes ever invented.

Also, we're planning on moving out of here by June or July at the latest. We have a builder, we've been pre-qualified for a loan, and now we just have to find a lot to build on. Things are looking up.

Oh, yeah, I got my paycheck cashed, finally...had to threaten to take action against them to get it done, though. Scumbags.

God is good.