Monday, April 21, 2008

Pennsylvania Primary

The Sleeping Spinner_Gustav Courbet


Tomorrow is the long awaited Pennsylvania Primary. As I said when the election first got started; by the time elections come to Pennsylvania it wouldn't make any difference because my vote would not count. I was right. John McCain is the presumptive nominee after garnering the needed amount of moderate votes and delegates to seal his fate. All the other Republican candidates for my district in the US House of Representatives, State Senate and State House of Representatives are running unopposed. I will have a new State Senator and Representative after the election in the fall. My long time State representative is retiring and the State Senator that won a special election last year after my Senator died in office will be tossed out. The only reason he won was he was a County Commissioner and all that the recalcitrant Chester County Republican leadership could do is put up the late Senator's wife to run against him. Is there something about Republicans that like to see holes in their shoes after they get done shooting themselves in the foot? Anyway that embarrassment will be fixed and it will go back to being to the most Conservative district in the State if we can keep the Chester County Republican leadership from loading up their footguns again.

As far as Presidential candidates go. Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee are still on the ballot along with you know who. I did not register as a democrat so I cannot vote for Mrs Inept or Mr despises America. Oh sure, I'll show up at the polls tomorrow to poke sticks in the eye of any of the embarrassing Republican leaders that will be there that were responsible for the State Senate debacle last year. I'll vote for the only candidate that I can vote for on the School Board. Then I'll walk over and take some shots at the two ridiculous democrats that always show up to handout campaign brochures. Later when I get home I'll listen to the results on the news. Hillary Clinton wins by 8-10 percentage points and all my Conservative Republican representatives will have won. Of course even if I write in a name for Republican candidate for President it won't make any difference except to me.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Charlton Heston 1923-2008

Charlton Heston at NRA Convention


I was at the 1998 NRA Convention in Philadelphia. I was there to see Charlton Heston, cast my vote for the Board of Directors and generally show my support for the NRA. While I was down at the new Convention Center I had the chance to show my disapproval of then Mayor Edward G. Rendell for his nonsensical policies on gun control and crime. I also got to confront gun control extremists that were protesting outside of the convention. I have a long history of being an advocate for Second Amendment rights and confronting anti gun and anti hunting politicians and protesters.I have been a member of the NRA since 1980.

At the convention Mr. Heston proclaimed while holding a 18th century musket high in the air "you will get my guns from my cold dead hands". Meaning you will never take my guns from me while I am alive to defend our freedoms. Later after the speech I was able to get a quick handshake and hello from Mr.Heston. There were a lot of people there vying for his attention but I just wanted to shake his hand and say thank you for all you have done. I did that in mere seconds and he was gone. Mr. Heston's hands were neither cold nor dead but full of life and exuberance.

Charlton Heston's life and accomplishments go far beyond that of being the President and spokesperson of the NRA. His accomplishments will be forever preserved on film and that I cannot add to. Mr.Heston's film accomplishments speak for themself. I would just like to thank him once again for all that he has done to enrich my thoughts and all of his efforts for keeping freedom alive and well.

We have lost two high profile and thoughtful conservatives so far this year with the deaths of Charlton Heston yesterday and William F. Buckley just a few weeks ago. They would want us to continue on meeting the challenges ahead with their same thoughtfulness and entusiasm. Good bye Mr. Heston, my prayers and sympathy go out to your family. You will be missed by all of us.