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I opened this blog to be able to comment on blogs which may limit comments to bloggers only. Since that time I have decided to commnet on what is happening in my world too.

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Old sometimes retired guy who still thinks I can do anything. Sorta like Caleb, but understanding it is not necessarly so.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

EPA Policies to be Investigated!

All I can say is, "It is about time. I hope this will be the beginning of the dismantling of the EPA as it now exists."

Then while I have your attention, watch this 4+ minute video. They fit hand in glove.

I hope this gives you hope for America and not the opposite. Do something and we can have hope for America. Do nothing as we have for the last few decades and America will no longer be "The last great hope for mankind" Lincoln spoke of.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Romney's Wealth

Romney's Wealth

I would love to see this topic come up in the debates.

It just occurred to me... With all the noise the media is making about Romney's wealth, I don't recall such bluster and hand-wringing over the Kennedy fortune.
Or, for that matter, John Kerry.
Or the fact that John Kerry gave virtually nothing to charity while Romney gave something on the order of $4 addition to his entire inheritance from his father.
Oh. Wait. I just remembered Romney is Republican.
Kerry and the Kennedys are Democrats.
Also, Romney worked for his money. Kennedy inherited his. And Kerry married it.

Never mind. Nothing to see here folks. Move along

"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.

Mark Twain

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Saturday, March 31, 2012


I can not believe it has been so long since I posted on this blog. I suppose I have been venting my political frustrations on FB (Mac McFatter). I do know I seem to spend too much time online and not enough actually accomplishing something useful.
Mary and I have been having a lot of fun lately doing demonstrations and teaching fiber spinning to others. We have helped shear alpacas at our friends alpaca farms (Fairhope Alpacas and HummingStar Alpacas) 3 or 4 times. Tomorrow, 4/01/12, we have a demonstration for "Old Time Days" in Lucedale, MS. We have also attended the January Spin-In in Destin, Fl for the last 4 years.
I was able to go on a week long medical mission trip to Panajachel, Guatemala last June with a group from Killearn UMC in Tallahassee. It was a God moment in my life and I have a lot of memories to keep my mind and thoughts busy for the rest of my life.
Spinning, knitting, working part time, and church activities keep us old folk busy and mostly out of trouble.
May everyone who ever happens to read this have a blessed day knowing that God loves you and His Holy Spirit is with you at this moment.
Charlie Mac


Friday, August 28, 2009


I do not know who wrote this essay, but I did proof read it. I did not find any mistakes, can you?

The Last of The Kennedy Dynasty

As soon as his cancer was detected, I noticed the immediate attempt at the "canonization" of old Teddy Kennedy by the mainstream media. They are saying what a "great American" he is. I say, let's get a couple things clear & not twist the facts to change the real history.

1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him.

2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up
for four years instead of two. Oops! The man can't count to four! His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England (a step up from bootlegging liquor into the US from Canada during prohibition), pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea , where a war was raging. No preferential treatment for him! (like he charged that President Bush received).

3. Kennedy was assigned to Paris , never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. Imagine a person of his "education" NEVER advancing past the rank of Private!

4. While attending law school at the University of Virginia , he was cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was never revoked. Coincidentally, he passed the bar exam in 1959. Amazing!

5. In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash, and hospitalized
for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he was
admitted had shown he was legally ntoxicated. The results of those tests
remained a "state secret" until in the 1980's when the report was unsealed..
Didn't hear about that from the unbiased media, did we?

6. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in
Massachusetts . At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his
Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a
campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail,
Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped, and into Poucha Pond.

7. He swam to shore and walked back to the party, passing several houses
and a fire station.. Two friends then returned with him to the scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately report the accident to the authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car.

The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry
would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family, before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue Kopechne and he didn't call police because he was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off calling police in hopes that his family could fix the problem overnight. Since the accident, Kennedy's "political enemies" have referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS. Kopechne's family received a small payout from the Kennedy's insurance policy, and never sued. There was later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy's family paid their attorney's bills... a "token of friendship"?

8. Kennedy has held his Senate seat for more than forty years, but considering his longevity, his accomplishments seem scant. He authored or argued for legislation that ensured a variety of civil rights, increased the minimum wage in 1981, made access to health care easier for the indigent, and funded Meals on Wheels for fixed-income seniors and is widely held as the "standard-bearer for liberalism". In his very first Senate roll, he was the floor manager for the bill that turned U.S. immigration policy upside down and opened the floodgate for immigrants from third world countries.

9. Since that time, he has been the prime instigator and author of every expansion of an increase in immigration, up to and including the latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Not to mention the pious grilling he gave the last two Supreme Court nominees, as if he was the standard bearer for the nation in matters of "what's right". What a pompous ____!

10. He is known around Washington as a public drunk, loud, boisterous and
very disrespectful to ladies. JERK is a better description than "Great American". "A blonde in every pond" is his motto.

Let's not allow the spin doctors to make this jerk a hero -- how quickly the
American public forgets what his real legacy is.

Let's REMEMBER this Teddy Kennedy for truth, justice and the American way.

Author Unknown


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Teddy Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne

All the news outlets are reporting the death of a great statesman, Senator Ted Kennedy.

Really? Great at what? Drinking? Driving? Womanizing? Religion? Politics?

Your answer depends on whether you believe the founding fathers wrote a great document with great fore sight when they wrote the constitution. Kennedy certainly did everything he could to bend, break and re-make the law as set forth in the constitution and your freedom from governmental interference in your life.

America and the world found out in July of 1969, just what sort of a man Ted Kennedy was at his very core. We do not know everything that happened on the night of July 18, 1969. We do know that Kennedy was driving his car on a lonely stretch of road late at night. He missed a small wooden bridge. His Oldsmobile went into the water and was found upside down the next morning. Inside was the body of Mary Jo Kopechne, a 29 year old campaign worker.

Kennedy claimed he tried to dive down and rescue her. Kennedy claimed at sometime he became disoriented and went for help. He claims he reported the accident to several aides that night. He did not report the accident to authorities until after the car with the body was discovered the next morning. Kennedy claimed he was not drunk that night and was in fact sober the next morning according to authorities.

Later after the news of the incident had settled down, Kennedy plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident with "injuries". He was 'given' the punishment of two months probation. Damn good thing he did not kill anyone else during that 2 months, or he might have had to serve the whole remaining time in jail!

I know people can repent and change. I know when they do that Christians should forgive and forget. Kennedy was a Catholic, yet he supported abortion in every way he could. Thus in my book he continued right up to his death to have a hand in killing the innocent.

Thank God that the Chappaquiddick incident kept him from becoming even more powerful as president.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Health care Related Sort Of

The link below will take you to the "Jumbo Joke" site. The latest joke is a few "you might be ifs". I thought a little light approach to health care might be in order with all the current rhetoric about health care.

I need something to calm my nerves. The more I read and hear about the government's proposed health care "reform", the more fearful I become. "Reform : to form again or renew." That is what seems to be in the plan. A complete "change" for everyone and everything involved in what is arguably the best health care system in the world.

I remember being fearful when Medicare and Medicaid were first proposed. I remember being fearful when Eunice Shriver's brother (Mary Jo's killer) proposed adding prescription drug coverage to Medicare and Medicaid. I thought all of these proposals would be far too costly and leave room for too much fraud and abuse.

I was correct in those assumptions. These programs have bankrupted the country while making almost every poor and elderly citizen dependant upon the government for their health needs. Now the out of touch congress believe the way to "fix" the broken health care system they broke by passing asinine legislation is to add every single person living within our borders citizen or not, to the already bankrupt system.

OMG, quick, tell me another funny joke. I need to laugh and relax so I can steady my hand enough to write a letter to my congressmen.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

So What Are The Police Supposed To Do?

Here is the story. The police are called to investigate a reported break in. A white policeman ends up arresting a belligerent black man. The man is a Harvard Black Studies Professor. We later discover that he is a "friend" of the current President of the United States.

The President of the United States sets up a reporter at a nationally televised "town hall" speech to ask about the arrest of his friend. The President stated that the police "acted stupidly". He tries to get the public to believe this was a spontaneous response to a spontaneous question and it was a spontaneous misuse of the word "stupidly".

A number of people, mostly black, quickly came out claiming "black profiling" by police. What are the police supposed to do, arrest a white man who insults them, but accept all verbal abuse any black man? Why, because we now have a black skinned president?

I have an idea! Why don't we stop arresting any and all black people for any and all reasons! Call it reverse profiling! Let's see how long it would take for people of all races to start screaming for action. Just a thought.


Post Script: The President also had run in with the same "stupidly acting" police force when he resided in Cambridge as a student at Harvard. It seems they "profiled" his automobile and gave it tickets many times when it was illegally parked. He only saw fit to pay the fines after he decided to run for President.