If there has ever been anyone who should be listed as individuals who truly love our country and who has made a huge committment in time to spread the message of America’s decline, it is the individual who has had this blog and kept it up with upward of 400 posts a day. No matter how long or short “Brittis” will be gone from posting on this site….he will be truly missed by me and thousands more across this country.
John J. Rigo
Commentator and Poet
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Our need is immediate in finding an honest and reliable Hay Baling Contractor.
Originally posted on Silver Star Winery of Texas:
We are seeking an honest, dependable and competitive Hay Baling Contractor in the Henderson County area of Texas. We are anticipating two seperate cuttings of quality hay in round bales that are “net rolled” only. Capacity to be between sixty and eighty bales over twenty-two acres with first cutting due now or before May 1st, 2014. We require a quoted price per bale with no minimum plus moving bales to designated location on our farm. We prefer giving the work to former veterans, since I am also a former veteran of four years of honorable service while on active duty. You can reach the owner, John J. Rigo at 469-450-4144 or 903-425-4900. If you rather pass on a good referral, I can also be reached at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Seek Not, Confirmation of Your Dreams” copyright 2013, upcoming poetry book, “Passion Amidst Apathy” (spiritfilledpoetry.wordpress.com)
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The gate stood high and firm before the light of paradise.
It had been this way for thousands of years.
The only light revealed was the light of God
through its bars.
A sound of longing was heard
from the millions of souls before its barrier.
There seemed to be no hope for reunion with God.
The day of days,
the hour of redemption
finally came to this place,
beginning with a cry of joy
from these souls.
Beyond the gates a cross appeared,
equal to the height and width of the gate.
The joy formed a song of everlasting love
on the lips of these souls.
It was a song unlike any sound ever heard before
or since this moment.
The words, “It is done,” were heard above the song.
The gate was no more.
The souls of God’s creation were returned home.
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Even if I am not on individual’s favorite list, many of her attitudes are also my own. A beautifully done site with WordPress with words of the heart and mind from a very beautiful woman.
Originally posted on Keli has a Blog:
(Picture from Indulgy, photographer unknown)
Life is never guaranteed, and never always exactly as you had hoped it would be, but make the best of the time you have here on Earth…. Don’t let your “Darkness” will take over, blocking out the “Light”
Well, I know that I’m actually very fortunate to even have health care this year with all the confusion & no one knows up from down, but….. My reason’s for being ill about it today.
1. My monthly premiums TRIPLED this year after our illustrious president said we should save about 2,400 a year. Several of those idjeets (old word for idiots) are STILL maintaining the lie that they are helping people. Tell that to the over SIX MILLION people who were booted off their last years plan.
2. My prescriptions won’t go toward my “out of pocket deductible” …. (that’s what WE have to pay before…
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In our retirement almost a year and a half ago, my wife and I were excited to find a beautiful home on thirty acres in Eustace, Texas. My wife was the oldest of six on a two hundred acre farm in Celina, Texas, in her youth. Her Father was a true farmer, in the sense of what a farmer was about. Her memories from her childhood was neighbors were true neighbors in those day, in helping each other. In our new home in Eustace, which will be the home of our future vineyard, we have found that is far from the realities of life in the country.
As a rule, we have found country folks standoffish, isolated and as the old saying goes, “They would not give a nickel to see a piss ant eat a bale of hay.” The worse thing we have found as new farm owners in East Texas, we are considered a “Mark-of-Sorts.” Every contractor we have come across are out there basically is out to “take you.” Of course in the year and half, we have been blessed with a few bright spots in meeting locals that a “just good decent folks.” Unfortunately that has been rare, and not the rule of thumb.
We are blessed in holding our own, especially with 45 years experience in sales training and management on my part, and my wife, who is a retired State Farm Insurance Agent of 28 years of service to her former customers. In other words, when it comes to figuring out folks for what they really are, in most cases, we did not “fall off a watermelon truck.”
Over the last year, my wife who holds a BS degree, has been a full-time student in AG courses in the local college in Athens, beside over halfway thru a vineyard course thru the University of Davis out of California. We actually know what we are doing!
If you are planning on buying a small farm in your retirement and go back to the soil, be prepared to deal with every con man and “user” that can be found in country life. It is not the road that the old movies came from…..it is a tough road to accomplish a life’s dream.
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Updated on April 16th, 2014: You will note on this day, “Nothing” is said about this in the media, including Fox. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt we have entered another level in our government now “Totally” controlling the media.
This is truly a sad day for all Americans when the right to assemble and protest which is protected under our Constitution is trashed by our Federal government under the Obama administration. Impeach Obama!
Originally posted on Catholic4Life:
Multiple Militia Members Arrested at Bundy Ranch
In total, 16 protesters taking part in the rally are reportedly in custody and being held without bail on domestic terrorism charges, resisting arrest, creating a public nuisance, and trespassing. County and city officials in the area have not yet released a statement on the arrests or the names of those arrested. Early reports indicate that protesters were verbally and physically abused prior to being arrested. Communications have been difficult and local media outlets are scrambling for more details.
Federal agent Paul Horner, a 14-year veteran of the force, spoke with National Report by phone and had this to say: “Under direct orders from the FBI and the DOJ, on behalf of the BLM, we have infiltrated…
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Update on April 16th, 2014: My poetry blog with WordPress started out as strickly a poetry site featuring my non-profit published and unpublished poetry serving the “Homeless Cause of Texas.” With President Obama and his Henchmen entering their fifth years in their goal of destroying the United States, as we knew her prior to his administration, this perhaps represents my last political commentary on this site. The reason, basically is simple enough:
The generation just below me, (I am in my early 70′s) have become a generation of “Give me more ‘Free Shit.’” A generation that feels comfortable with Obama and his political thieves and crooks ruling our government. As an honorably discharged veteran myself, with four years of active duty in the Air Force with an Honorable Discharge, I have hear my fellow veterans at a local VA hospital from the younger generation. Their goals in life, in their early 30′s is basically, “How can I get my 30 percent disability changed to 100 percent.”
The middle working class of this country, that pay a Lion’s share of the taxes (of which, I am now retired) have become a minority in a country filled with illegals, who do not love this country, nor even want to speak its lanquage after even three generations, and our young people, have become a nation of “bums.”
A personal follower, who I have had for some time, who I deeply respect, is preparing to close down his own WordPress site, a site that has become a labor of love in postings from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, seven days to render the warnings in postings from hundreds of sites, of what is actually happening to our country. I now find myself along with him, with a desire to enjoy, perhaps my own last days as a “Free American” in our country. Blessings to all my followers, who are mainly interested in my political postings….they may be no more!
One of my favorite followers and comment posters recently made a comment that the Democrat Party today is more of what the Communist Party is all about, especially so in the last five years under the non-leadership of President Obama. In my observation the Democrat Party itself is nothing more than an extension of the underworld and the mob. The huge deficient that we have today should be a surplus, not a deficient.
Trillions of dollars of the hard-earned tax dollars of “working Americans” has gone into the bank accounts of these thieves and crooks under Obama. We are now a nation of “Do-Nothings” and “Give me more free shit.” All accomplished on the backs of us, who worked hard, saved their money and gained access to a better life strictly by gaining a difficult learned education and working way beyond the forty-hour work week.
The Republican Party over the last several decades has been second best to my observations. I will take second best any day over the lies, thievery and stealing of my rights as an American citizen over the lies and thieving of President Obama and his Henchmen. Impeach Obama shortly after the November 2014 elections where prayfully the Republican Party will dominate both houses.
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First I wish to apologise to my WordPress followers who seem to enjoy my poetry. I know lately my Commentary posts may seem excessive, but necessary to assist in a “wake-up call” to my fellow neighbors and followers on WordPress.
It is my personal opinion that we are now in the “Darkest of Times in the History of the United States.” As a nation, we are being conquered from within by President Obama and his Democratic administration. The threat has gone beyond 9/11 and its terrorist threat to our county. A threat that has formulation by foreign interests in destroying our way of life and splitting the assets of the middle class to a now lower class of slaves that eventually will serve the Reign of Obama, or what will be the foundation of our government after the term expiration of President Obama.
My theory regarding the NSA is not from a factual source, but from my own knowledge base from my youth. It is called putting “Two and Two together.” As a young man of seventeen in his first year of a four-year enlistment in the Air Force, one of my first college courses thru the American University, dealt with extensive study of the Communist Party for a term paper. I actually took a week of leave time to complete the project. One of my main sources of about eleven books that I researched and read on Communism was J. Edgar Hoover’s book titled, “Master of Deceit.”
The main premise of Hoover’s book that it was discovered then by the FBI that the Communist Party of Russia had thousands of cells across America when their agents had daily assignments to hand-write letters to various policy makers and congress personnel affecting their votes. Their goal was to form a census of what seem “Public Opinion” in order to further the ultimate aims of the Communist Party in their ultimate aim over possibly dozens of years, take over of America internally, without having to even “Fire a Shot.”
What I observed is that the Obama administration has used the same methods over the last five years in their use of NSA in not only listening but also actually having their personnel posting comments across the internet supporting Obama and his administration. As one takes a closer look at these postings and the attacks by these posters against conservative Republicans, one can easily see a pattern forming in this planned media control actually in place.
So what is the solution to this threat to our Nation? We as loving middle class members and citizens of the United States need to move forward with courage and overcome our own fears of retribution by the Obama administration and let our voice speak out as one, on-line posters demanding the removal of Obama as our President and voting out the entire Democratic Party. To my way of thinking, second best of the Republican Party then no Democracy at all! We must continue to have our voices heard in the internet which was once our pen and ignore the paid character attack Goon Division of the NSA and their attacks against us.
I have no stats or proof of this statement, but just observation of my WordPress Blog. The public as a whole sits in fear of targeting by the Obama Administration in one posting possible negative comments regarding the Administration of our country by President Obama. So called “freedom of speech” has become a joke to the average American citizen in relating their total dissatisfaction and many times even anger as to what they are observing is happening in the destruction of our country by this administration.
How do I know that? How I have observed that? It is my a simple tool on the WordPress program called the “Like Link.” It has been my observation when I, a formerly honorably served Air Force Veteran and now a retired insurance agency owner made any comments on the administration, there are hardly any hits on the posting. Truly we have moved from a Democracy to a Dictatorship in our country. Impeach Obama shortly after the November 2014 elections for his high crimes against the citizens of the United States.
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It was a bitter bullet to my heart. I miss McKinney, Texas. It was my home for over 44 years. I miss my home. It was the dream home of a slum kid born and raised in the jungles of New York City. It was a dream fulfilled. Its sweeping views. Vast expanses of hardwood floors. Its main jewel A sparkling huge pool of diamonds. A view that greeted me each morning from my bedroom window amidst a majestic view of sky upon a golf course. I miss my home of thirteen years. It seems like a dream now as I sit among these many acres on a farm in the middle of nowhere. I miss the dozens of hand waves from passing cars as I mowed my lawn. I miss the gal who ran by my home each morning with a bright smile and a kind word. Now before me lies an FM Road with old beaten pick-up trucks driving too fast. Throwing their trash before our gate. I miss my home of McKinney, Texas. Loneliness is a bitter bullet.
Have we become a nation of “Step-Down” citizen servers, rather than citizens willing to “Step-Up” and serve our Nation? We are no longer safe as a nation because individually we are saying, “Let the other guy or gal do it.” As we look about us after five years under President Obama and his Henchmen, we now can see what that attitude has created within the very structure of our Nation, a Nation quickly falling to becoming a Third World Power.
In five years under President Obama and the Democratic party, we have seen an administration that has sold out to the underworld in order to gather votes. We have seen an Attorney General duplicate the attitude of President Obama in an attitude of a Dictator rather than a President. We have seen our tax dollars furnish the Cartel fully automatic guns in order to gather huge sums of unaccounted for cash to further the purposes of re-electing Democratic candidates.
We have seen over 68,000 criminal illegals released to our city streets across the country; all for the purpose of buying more Mexican votes for the Democratic Party. We have seen the greatest number of lies and decent come from President Obama in the last five years, destroying our economy, destroying our health care system, using Federal troops against lawful demonstrations, and over the last year a rash of unexplained killing shootings of innocent victims.
It this a prelude of things to come? We as a “Republican” Nation have allowed the Liberal Democratic party do this to our country, by our lack of the real motives of candidates in local city elections and our lack of passionate participation in national elections with our time and money. We are now at the edge of a cliff into the darkness of a country turning from a “Republic” to a dictatorial government. What will you do today, as a “Republican” to “Step-Up?”
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5000 legal students in Florida to lose their tuition to illegals. The foregoing link renders what will soon happen to the children of U.S. citizens in Texas. Do you want your children to be second and third class citizens in the future of a block of illegals in our State?
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It was by accident that I discovered President Obama’s secret in his growing power in Texas’ politics. We began our lives as future retirees in East Texas over eight years ago. My wife and I purchased a lakefront home in Gun Barrel City, Texas at that time. We loved the area and its people and found ourselves stretching our two-day weekends away from then, what was our primary home in McKinney, Texas, to three days a week.
During that time frame I was privy to an insight to Texas’ politics at the first level of city politics in Gun Barrel City. I discovered Obama’s power, in that it started with the grass-roots, at city levels, in Texas’ cities. At close observation I discovered those in positions of city council members, mayors and board members of various committees were actually Democrats that would never relate to the public as to their actual party affiliations.
Recently, when I asked a well-known head of a major board of Gun Barrel City, their party affiliation, their response was that they were not registered with any party, but always voted for “The Best Candidate.” In other words they were a Democrat in sheep’s’ clothing, better yet they were a “Liberal” which to my observations is the same as a Democrat. City levels is where President Obama gets his power.
The next time you are approached for campaign funds by any individual running for local government on a city level, ask them what party they are registered with, you will be surprised how many will lie to you and say “Neither.” Let’s insure the future of our country by not supporting any known or hidden Democrats running for public offices in your local Texas’ city. It will only be your State that you will be saving from the destruction of Obama’s policies over the next three years.
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There is a battle for the mind and control of Texas. There is no compromises in this war that President Obama and his Henchmen have planned for Texas. In any election in the State of Texas, voting for a registered Democratic in a local, regional, and state-wise election enables the thieves and crooks power in their desire to take over our state.
Texas represents the “Last Frontier” for the United States. Within its borders, lies unlimited opportunity for growing businesses to Texas. Texas is looked upon as the state, the cartel, the underworld, the corrupt politicians of Washington wish to conquer as the Virginal Bride of our country….Texas….unspoiled and beautiful.
Do not be mislead by the snake words of liberals, they are nothing more than Democrat’s in the clothing of sheep skins upon the disguises of hungry wolves. Avoid like the plague those who claim to “vote for the best candidate” and claim no party affiliation. They are decoys of the Democratic party.
In this coming May 2014 in local elections in our communities and this coming November, in State and National elections, let us clean house of all the Democrats at all local levels in government, as well as the national scene. It is the only hope left, that we a “Free Americans” have in saving our country from the likes of Obama and his planned destruction of our country over the next three years.
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This past Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 my wife and I and two guests attended the Texas A&M AGRIlife Extension Program at the Henderson County Fair Park Complex in Athens, Texas. On a rating of 1 to 10, the presentation and atmosphere was barely a 3.
The fold-up chairs were filthy, beside falling into the dirt floor about four inches, making seating very uncomfortable for the average fifty year old farmer and rancher attending this event, especially for the almost five hours of seating thru this back-breaking and hip-hurting event.
The poor quality and presentation of the event continued with the actual presentation folder being mainly for a “Power-Point” Presentation, but with no presentation screen, making the actual programs hard to follow. The acoustics were equally terrible, where most of the speakers words were not understandable.
To add injury to the event, a cowboy took more than a half an hour telling everyone how Brahma bulls were wonderful for cross-breeding. An individual that was not even on the presentation schedule. As one cowboy said sitting next to me, “Who ever set-up this event, did a ‘Piss-Poor’ job.”
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One of my dearest friends from over thirty-five years ago was a gentleman by the name of Cliff Russell. Cliff is dead now. At that time he was the Father in a loving spirit that my real Father never was, between his drunken whisky binges. One day while in my thirties I related to him my disappointment with an individual that I thought was a friend.
Cliff had an easy way about him when he was offering advice. It was that “home-grown” attitude from being born and raised in Louisiana. He related, “Johnny, let me show you, what your best friends in life look like.” Slowly he withdrew from his pocket a roll of hundred dollar bills. As the saying goes, “The roll was big enough to choke a horse.”
Cliff went on to say, “This is your Little Green Friends. They will keep you warm when you are cold, cool when you are hot, and will buy you all the company, you will ever want, when you are lonely.” To this day I have never forgotten one of the loving lessons given to me in my life from a dear, now departed friend.
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