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* Disclaimer;  I want to share something sent to me via the internet (in blue below).  I did not write it, but I don’t disagree with it, either.  I am a Patriot, a Christian, I love my country.  I believe we should live by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, since it is the 4th of July weekend I think this is appropriate subject matter for today.  Who you support in the upcoming presidential election is up to you, and none of my business.  Since this is a personal blog and people are free to read it or never come here again,  I feel fine in sharing thoughts I think are important.  Let me tell you why I will not, nor would ever support a Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.


I cannot vote for a President that I believe to be deeply dishonest, disingenuous, that lies, steals, and makes deals with powers that are directly in conflict with the United States.   Seriously?


I cannot vote for a candidate that does not believe in the rule of law.  Read Clinton Cash.  Consider that she is currently under CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION by the FBI!  Consider one of the counts being investigated is CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE.  Seriously?


I cannot vote for a candidate that has said, “Under our laws a fetus is not a person up to the very moment before birth.”  Seriously?


I cannot vote for a candidate that believes the Obama Immigration policy has worked for the good of America and plans to increase the worst parts of it if elected.   Seriously?


If any person in our society deserves our respect and honor it is our military and law enforcement people.  Hillary has shown a severe disdain and disrespect for both.  Imagine that you’re a secret service agent and you have vowed to take bullet to protect her and you pass her in the White House hallway and say good morning, and her response is “go F— yourself”   This is the worst form of a lack of respect and appreciation for those that are there to protect you!   Seriously?


So it is a tough political season but this may help you understand why I why I am a TRUMP SUPPORTER.




The folks speaking out  against Trump are helping me make up my mind a little more every  day!

Is he the Perfect  Candidate whose thoughts mirrors mine on all fronts?   NOPE

Does he say everything the  way I wish he would say it?  NOPE



Am I absolutely sure that  his motives are absolutely Pure?  NOPE

Can I point to any other  Dem Politician that I like better?  NOPE

Is there any of the  other RINO Politicians I like better?   NOPE

Am I going to sit home,  refuse to Vote, and let Hillary win; because he is NOT  Perfect?  NOPE

Do I like what I have seen  for the last 7-1/2 years with the Jerk that sleeps in my White  House?  NOPE

Do I like the “fundamental  changes” that same Jerk has brought about in MY America?   NOPE

OK, your turn to decide  what you are going to do in about 4 months!



Trump’s presidential  qualifications…



Obama is against  Trump… Check


The Media are against Trump…  Check


The establishment Democrats are against Trump…  Check


The establishment Republicans are against Trump…  Check


The Pope is against Trump… Check


The UN is  against Trump… Check


The EU is against Trump…  Check


China is against Trump… Check


Mexico is  against Trump… Check


Soros is against Trump…  Check


Black Lives Matter is against Trump…  Check


Move On is against Trump… Check


Koch  Brothers are against Trump… Check


Planned Parenthood is against  Trump….Check


Hillary & Bernie are both against  Trump … Check


Illegal aliens are against Trump …  Check


Islam is against Trump … Check


Kasich is  against Trump … Check


Hateful, racist, violent Liberals  are against Trump.. Check




It seems to me, Trump MUST BE the  Best Qualified Candidate we could ever have.


If you have  so many political insiders and left wing NUT CASES— all SCARED  TO DEATH, that they all speak out against him at the same  time!


Most of all, it will be  the People’s  Choice




He’s not a Lifetime  Politician…Check


He’s not a  Lawyer…..Check


He’s not doing it for the  money…Check


He’s a Natural Born American Citizen born  in the USA from American parents. . .


Bonus points  !


Whoopi says she will leave the country…


Rosie  says she will leave the country…


Sharpton says he will  leave the country…


Cher says she will leave the  country…


Cyrus says she will leave the  country…


The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will  prevail….


Hillary will go to  jail…..


The budget will be balanced in 8  years….


Americans will have first choice at  jobs…..


You will not be able to marry your  pet….


You will be able to keep your gun(s) if you  qualify…
(Not a criminal or crazy, etc.) & being a member of the NRA will not be considered a criminal act! 

Only  living, registered U.S. citizens can vote….





You can  have and keep your own  doctor…..


You can say  whatever you want without being called a racist, Islamophobic,  xenophobic,  etc….



Come  to think of it, we have no place to go, but  UP!…



Pass  it on and God Bless America!!


Have a great 4th of July weekend and if you deeply disagree with what I’ve shared, please keep it to yourself, It will keep both yours and my blood pressure under control!




the pilgrim


O.K.   If it is killing you to respond,  here are my ground rules;  If you want to counter this and want to list things bad things about Trump, you must list one significant accomplishment of Hillary’s in her public life for every negative listed for Trump.  That should keep the negatives down!

1 month, 3 weeks ago 2



The Nashville Event with Ricky Skaggs, Joe McNally and myself has been SOLD OUT for months, but a spot opened today with a cancellation, move fast if  you want to join us!   Contact me at:    First email get the spot!




the pilgrim

1 month, 3 weeks ago 12




I was made aware over the last few days of an article written by Katie Turner after a conference regarding “Micro-aggressions”.  I had to do some research to find out what that was!  Apparently a forum was established and a series of suggestions were made to a university about things that this group felt should be made school policy.  Apparently the school did not intact these requirements on student behavior but allowed the study to be published.  Here are some of the things that are held to be Micro-Aggressions:


The statement; “When I look at you I don’t see color.”    This minimizes or denies a person of color, racial, or ethnic experiences.


The statement; “I love your shoes!”    Can be perceived as I notice you look and dress more than I value your intellectual contributions.  How you look is really important.


The statement; “referring to “husband/boyfriend”  or “wife/girlfriend “  Seta the expectation that people do not identify as LGBTQ until they say otherwise or disclose their sexual orientation.  It limits the relationship choices.



The statement;  ”To Say we are taking Christmas vacation from school”  Further centers the Christian faith and minimizes non-Christian spiritual rituals and observances.


The statement;  ”Where are you from?”   Implies you are not American and you do not belong to this community.


The statement;  ”Why don’t we play a round of golf?”   Implies that the person has the financial means to engage in a sport that may be beyond the means of some others and is hurtful to those with less spendable income.


Christian comedian Brad Stine said it best:  ”I want to watch political correctness die in my lifetime, but first, I want to watch it suffer!  Because it has taken our children and turned them from people of character who stood up for what they believe in, irrespective of what  somebody thought and took away their spine and courage and made them wussies.  That’s what’s killing us, it’s the wussification of America!”


I agonize every night as I hear the evening news and see the absolute disaster that has befallen America.  Leaders that will do anything to hold on to power and money.  Much of our society has taken on the role of being victims and they want the government to fix it!




1.  I’m turning off the TV, at least the news broadcasts!  It’s not news anyway, it’s PR for the powers that be!  We are told what they want us to believe.


2.  I’m going to research and find out the truth on my own, I will no longer accept the world view!!!! Jesus said, ” You are in this world, but not of this world.”


3.  I’m going to care about others and love them with Jesus love, but I’m not going to cheerlead for the sins of this world, I will not participate in all of this stuff and will not give it props either. I do not judge others, I might not like their behavior but judgement is up to God.  I will love them and pray for them!  I will, however, not be bullied into acceptance of things I don’t believe in.


4.  I will pray every day that God will grant me the wisdom and strength to keep my word!


5.   I will not stop saying “Merry Christmas”, “Have a Blessed day” ,  ”May God go with you”. Further, I will proudly proclaim that I’m a Patriot, believe in the Constitution, belong to NRA, own guns, know how to use them, and will protect my family and my community and my nation, against all enemies foreign and domestic.


6.  I will not push my beliefs on others, but will be quick to share with anyone that is looking for the way and asks me to share my walk!


7.   I commit to pray every day for my country,  for our leaders (even the ones I don’t agree with), for guidance and protection from the evil of this world and that many will decide that there is a better way.


8.   I will refuse to be bullied by those that don’t agree with my faith,  my morals, my character and my integrity.  I own those, and they can keep their hands off them!  I will not “maliciously offend anyone”  but if I speak the truth and it offends them, the offended need to ask themselves, why does this bother me?  The answer to that question just might be their solution.


Wow, I feel better, sure hope you do.  May I challenge you to read my eight commitments.  Join me!


Blessings, Merry Christmas, Happy Easter, thanks to the veterans, and active military, thanks to the police that protect us, and the fire fighters that come to our aid!  Most of all thank you God for not pulling your protection and blessings from America, we are not living like we deserve it!


the pilgrim




2 months ago 12



My brother-in-law Ron sent this to me, it is just too good.  Sherlene and I have gone over these about thousand times in 47 years of marriage!  I love her deeply, but she and few women either understand this or abide by them, but for what it’s worth try it out on your wife, or girlfriend!

Good Luck!



The Man Rules

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down


Finally, the guys’ side of the story.

( I must admit, it’s pretty good.)

We always hear ‘the rules’

From the female side 



  Now here are the rules from the male side.  


These are our rules!

Please note.. these are all numbered ’1 ‘




1.   Men are NOT mind readers.


1. Learn to work the toilet seat.

You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down..

We need it up, you need it down.

You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.


1. Sunday sports It’s like the full moon

or the changing of the tides.

Let it be.


1. Crying is blackmail.


1. Ask for what you want.

Let us be clear on this one:

Subtle hints do not work!

Strong hints do not work!

Obvious hints do not work!

Just say it!


1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.


1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do.

Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.



1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.

In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.



1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are.

Don’t ask us.


1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the   other one 


1. You can either ask us to do something

or tell us how you want it done.

Not both.

If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.


1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.


1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.


1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.

Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.



1. If it itches, it will be scratched..

We do that.


1. If we ask what is wrong and you say ‘nothing,’ We will act like nothing’s wrong.

We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.


1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.


1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine… Really. 


1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or motor sports.



1. You have enough clothes.


1. You have too many shoes.


1. I am in shape.  Round IS a shape!


1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight.


But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.


Have a great weekend!




the pilgrim