Life Lessons Beyond the News, Politics and other Noise.


As I recently hit the ½ century mark I thought it was a good time to share some basic reminders that have been beneficial to me to get through this thing called life.  We can only control ourselves and how we act and react. Life is what we make of it regardless of those around us.

50 years of life lessons… here are some of my favorites:

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff (Life is full of challenges, focus on what is truly important)
  2. Smile and say Thank You (you might just brighten someone’s day)
  3. Be humble and laugh at yourself when you can (We all make mistakes and do silly things)
  4. Remember that each of us are important and can make a positive impact on others
  5. Find time to pray and be thankful for the opportunity of Life that GOD has given us
  6. Never stop learning and trying to better yourself
  7. Enjoy the blessings along the way (time goes by fast with no guarantees)
  8. It is OK to ask for help when you need it, in turn help others when you can
  9. Today’s technology can make a 50-year-old feel really stupid but we “middle-agers” can still offer a lot to the next generation
  10. Never forget to tell those that are important to you that “They are important to you”




It is time for a “Faith Revolution”, Putting GOD back into American Society.


It is time for a “Faith Revolution”, Putting GOD back into American Society. American Citizens can no longer stay silent as prayers are banned from sporting events, speeches are restricted or cancelled because of content referencing GOD. No longer shall we stay silent as Hollywood continues the blasphemy of our society with content that degrades and dehumanizes individuals.  We shall no longer let the Media and Politicians spread hate and lies about others for ratings and recognition. No longer shall it be taboo to talk about Our Creator in public and the love that He shows us. Terrorists want America to turn its back on GOD, and they are winning. NO MORE! American citizens need to unite under one purpose. Regardless of politics, race, or economic status we can come together in the belief that GOD is more important than anything else. America is not about forced religion but it was founded on Judeo-Christian Values. Now is the time for Americans to unite in a FAITH REVOLUTION!


The Media and Politicians Have Turned Away From GOD.

The division in our Country is no longer just about politics. The influence of both the Social and Main Street Media and the ones that use it for their benefit has caused many to act based on greed, recognition and power rather than the true teachings of GOD.  The Bible does not say to use harsh language with those you disagree with. It does, however, specifically say to NOT make up stories of others (Fake News)… “Thou shalt not bear false witness”, is clear in the Ten Commandments. The violence we have seen from protests that prevented someone speaking who was different in thought or the name calling, accusations and hatred that continues to come from politicians and the media is a battle against all that GOD is for.  Our nation is under attack. The battle is not just with the terrorists who learn hatred and anger from their environment and culture which considers America as evil but we are also under attack from our own media and politicians, as well as actors, musicians and talk show hosts who like to spread hatred and feel justified to attack half of our own country because of a different thought process. Democrats and Republicans are both guilty of this and the media continues to fuel the fire.  The names and disrespect that Liberals will call Conservatives and vice versa is truly an attack on our Judeo-Christian society and influences the next generation that will grow up to look at a fellow American as evil. If we do not want to become a society of hatred and anger towards our own American brothers and sisters we need to turn towards GOD and not away.


The Desperation and Danger of the Democratic Party and Media Bias

The desperation of the Democratic Party and its current leaders are reaching a boiling point. Their only hope to keep any credibility and power is to create doubt and twist every conversation, tweet and or meeting the current President has.  It is sad for our Country when the worst thing that can happen to a political party is for the current President to be successful.  A growing economy, lower health premiums, and a strong military presence along with respect from our allies will be the end of the likes of Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, etc.   The Democrats will only be able to save face if Trump does not serve out the remainder of his term and fails at achieving any of his top agenda items.  Yes, this is politics but now that most of the media is also a sounding board for every conspiracy theory the Democrats come up with makes it dangerous for our country. Comments from the likes of CNN, MSNBC etc.  referring to anyone who supports Trump as a racist, a bigot, and intolerant borders on the definition of inciting violence. CNN’s most recent stories follow the NY Times and Washington Post that use “unnamed sources” for most their front-page headlines. CNN went so far as citing “Someone familiar with how Comey thinks” as their reliable source for a recent story. When the DNC named Tom Perez as chairman and he stated all Democrats should believe and support abortion he showed that the Democratic Party is only about one way of thinking and only about the “old guard” of the Party. The Sanders supporters saw this when the Party pushed their primary to Clinton and still claims she only lost because of the Russians. The real danger is not whether Trump tweets or if some his comments and actions are not traditional old school politics, (let’s remember he was elected because he was NOT a politician) it is the desperation of the Democratic Party and those that control it that will do anything to keep their power and will use the media to incite division, anger and hatred in America.


Congress Needs To Grow Up or Get Out !

Donald Trump was not elected because he was a Republican… he was elected because he was NOT a politician. Americans outside of Washington are sick of the hypocrisy and nonsense that continues to control Republicans and Democrats that were elected to work together for the good of the American People. For 8 Years, the Republicans accused President Obama of everything and offered little in terms of good legislation…now the Democrats are doing the same thing…The media, ALL of them, are so biased for one side or the other, no wonder anger spills over into Main Street America…it seems Congress is controlled by the likes of Schumer, Ryan, Pelosi, Waters, Warren, McConnell etc. because they get the most air time and can say and do whatever they want. With 535 voting members between the Two Houses I hope there would be at least a handful that can stand up and want to work together and lead with dignity and respect for those that may differ in opinions. What is sad is that our future generations see this garbage daily. They see the anger, the name calling, the stupid sound bites and the labeling of people where if you feel one way about a topic you are either Racist, a Bigot, a Phobic of some sort or Anti-American. People can differ on topics and still be a loving, caring American that believes in all that is good in our Country. I say it is time for the Average American to Stand UP and Tell Washington and the Media to Grow Up or Get Out! Differences can be worked through, but it takes Mature Adults, not what we currently have in Congress.


An Open Letter to Senator Schumer

Dear Senator Schumer. The Election of 2016 was obvious a referendum on politics as usual in Washington. Your recent comments regarding a Filibuster of Judge Gorsuch such as “We didn’t get any real answers to any real questions about what he thinks about the law and why.” and “He was unable to convince me that he would be a mainstream justice who could rule free from the biases of politics and ideology”, shows you are part of the problem. I also watched the hearings and saw Judge Gorsuch repeat multiple times that he would NOT say how he would vote on a particular case that may or may not come before the court in the future. Reason, a Judge’s role is to interpret the law, assess the evidence presented, and control how hearings and trials unfold in their courtrooms. Most important of all, judges are impartial decision-makers in the pursuit of justice. Judges are not to pre-determine a decision before they even hear a case. You may have wanted him to tell you how he would vote but that would make him unfit to be a judge. You are the epitome of Washington Politics and whether you are angry about Judge Garland never having a vote, or the fact that the Republicans have control of two branches of Government you should look at the past election and ask yourself if your attitude is a reason why people are sick and tired of politicians and continue to wait for mature adults to lead in Congress instead of the childish, revengeful attitudes that both parties have become so good at.


Politicians, Will they Ever Learn?

elephantdonkeyfightThe Election of 2016 is now more than 120 days in the past and the Current Administration and Congressional year is more than 70 days into its term. What we have learned is that those in Washington, on both sides of the aisle, have not learned a damn thing. For the past 8 years, but realistically since the immediate horror of 9/11 started to subside, Washington Politicians and the Main Street Media have been more about sound-bites, blame and power. It is sad that political parties turn mature adults into middle school children who would rather call each other names, give verbal rants, and do very little to help the American People. Our elected officials would rather focus on differences than start with common ground agreements and build from there. The MSM continues to add fuel to the fire with their personal spins and political slants instead of being unbiased and just presenting facts. Those in Washington make it easy for the media as they keep feeding them the garbage that they report. Whichever candidate and party people voted for in November the one thing that was obvious was that people were sick and tired of the insults, the rhetoric and the same old nonsense of not “working for the American people” but rather for party, prestige and self. It is time for politicians to stop the crap and get to work.