Category Archives: Personal

You Didn’t Build That?

“You didn’t build that!”, Obama said, in a fit of honesty. Every once in a while his mouth gets ahead of his brain and he tells us what he really believes. The very best thing you can say about his … Continue reading

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Things That Annoy Me

Things that annoy me, in no particular order: > The phone system is smart enough to know you need to put a 1 in front of that number, but it is too stupid to do it for you. > Bicycle … Continue reading

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Respect

People – especially so-called “entertainers” – who call other people vulgar names or make crass, obscene, and untrue comments about them do not deserve our respect, nor do they deserve our ear. Such filth demonstrates a lack of ability to … Continue reading

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Praying

It is my habit to pray every morning, as I drive to work. I pray for the usual things, thankful for salvation and the health of my family and so forth. Usually, after the personal parts, I pray for our … Continue reading

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Am I a Libertarian?

Huh. After reading Roberta X’s article, I begin to think I might be a libertarian. Or Libertarian – not sure which, yet… -Popgun

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9/11/2011

It’s been ten years, tomorrow, since nineteen Muslim terrorists decided to murder as many Americans as they could manage. All true Americans regret the deaths of so many of us, and sympathize with their families. And our country reacted appropriately, … Continue reading

Posted in Memories, Personal, Philosophy, Politics, Religion

A Real Class Act

Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa said these words referring to the Tea Party, when introducing Obama at a rally in Detroit, Michigan, today: “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out … Continue reading

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Liberals and Religion

Mayor Michael Bloomberg bans clergy from 9/11 ceremony. That’s kind of like banning clergy from a funeral. -Popgun

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is our holiday in remembrance of those who have died in military service overseas, while serving our country. They deserve our highest respect. My father was in the Navy in World War II. I have some old photos, … Continue reading

Posted in Memories, Personal

Rapture!

There is some fellow named Harold Camping who has been telling anyone who would listen that today is supposed to be the day of the Rapture. We already know he is wrong about the date of this event, unless he … Continue reading

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Respect

I will listen respectfully to anything Bayou Renaissance Man has to say. -Popgun

Posted in Memories, Personal

New Shooters – Dr. William Holda and his wife

Today, I took Dr. William (Bill) Holda and his wife Scotti to the range for the first time. Dr. Holda is the president of Kilgore College. These folks had never held or shot any handgun. Several months ago, Dr. Holda … Continue reading

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What is the Source of Wealth?

I’m not an economist; I’m just a country boy. But I do have a brain that I take out and use every once in a while. What follows are my own conclusions, after half a century of watching what goes … Continue reading

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A Passing Thought (Pun Intended)

I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of nearly dying. -Popgun

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Taking Sides

The United States has been politically divided for a while now between statists who want big government and big spending, and those who want minimal government intrusion in their lives, which includes smaller (less expensive) government. It is sad, but … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Social Programs

The country is going to have to deal with social programs that already exist, but are turning out to be unsustainable financially, such as social security, medicaid and medicare. There is a good article regarding the magnitude of the financial … Continue reading

Posted in Fuzzy Thinking, Personal, Philosophy, Politics

Early Voting

Tomorrow, I’m going to Early Vote. I acquired a copy of the ballot from the internet, and I went down the list and researched everything I could find on every single candidate, all parties, all positions. I examined what they … Continue reading

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I’m About Done Here, I Think.

I think I’m about done here. This blog was originally created to voice pretty much whatever I had on my mind. Because so much of this was the current state of politics, I recently created another blog, Popgun’s Notebooks, for … Continue reading

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Bad Attitude – in Government Spending

John Stossel has an excellent article on this subject here. He points out: Progressives want to raise taxes on individuals who make more than $200,000 a year because they say it’s wrong for the rich to be “given” more money. … Continue reading

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The Death of Dreams…

Obama has essentially shut down our manned space flight program. Thousands of NASA employees will be laid off Friday, October 1. You know, when I was a kid, like many others, I wanted to be an astronaut. I never made … Continue reading

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