Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Republicans need to clean house and either disband/ rename themselves or forget about winning elections and leading our country to greater heights. Continuing to embrace the Tea Party mantra, more conservative(than moderate) philosophy will guarantee us the title of a second rate party. Will someone please stand up and declare a complete  leadership change to a younger, wiser, more progressive party in Congress to begin this move. Then we citizens can hang our hats on a way to save our beautiful Country.

Being known as the "Big Money" party sure doesn't help our reputation. It's already obivious each party is tied to BM!

The debate was as good a side show, one of the best(worst) I've ever seen to showcase major representatives of the Party. It reminded me of my visits to the Barnum & Bailey Circus Shows of long ago. Is it humanly possible to get the Party reps from across the country together in convention and pick ONE really good candidate?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Neither Fish nor Feather

Presently I am neither Democrat nor Republican. Probably closer to Libertarian. It grates on me that the major parties seem to be headless, wearing blinders to outside ideas. Of course in a good picture or column in the local newspaper, our leaders manages to preen, ruffle their feathers and assure us "they" have all the answers. There are still some died-in-the-wool party members, like one of my relatives to went to NYC on election day to see a prize fight instead of voting. Unfortunately he had to stand to allow someone to pass to their seat- at that instant the winning knockout was landed and when he looked up the looser was on the mat.

Greetings! The Manquin Cowboy is Back

Deep snow. New topic-who are we going to put in the White House next year. Once again the team I was cheering for, the Republicans, have shot themslves in the foot. This seems to be a common practice. Here in Virginia some of the best brains in our legislature are hugging the Tea Party, while the moderates limp along trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat and win the toss. The Tea Party has some good points, older more conservative ideas, which bear our attention. Their gaudy yellow signs and in some cases local units run by fellows with no give. Like cutting back on school budgets without proper knowledge. Most state and local hirings that bloat any budget, including schools are the hiring of another level of administrators.

That's a sore subject with me-another level of bureaucracy. Another vote for the party in power.  Government can reduce budgets, but firing a position/person is taboo.

We've largely a new Board of Supervisors here in King William County, Virginia. About 20 miles NE of Richmond, still outside the Richmond metro area, but growing fast. We now have a Food Lion that could use some competition, and a full service drug store type. Our road traffic is now heavier. Born into a rural county some 80 years ago, our home on US Rt 360  now requires we wait, to drive out into traffic.   Lots of new faces over the last 8-10 years. Good folks-especially those who see a need and step up to the plate to rebuild some organizations that have we natives have left to languished. 

Back to the elections. The man that's turned so many heads, Mr. Trump  has raised some good questions, put some fire into the Republican Party, bruised lots of "old" ideas and sent potential front runners packing. I would vote for him first and Bernie second. Not Hillary. Some say Bernie's mantra is Socialist. If true and he's true to form - NITC! (Not in This Country).

Thanks for your patience, I apologize to you kind folks who wrote and I appreciate constructive criticisms.Until we meet again & soon. WGT  1/24/16

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Silent Majority - It's Our Turn To Vote!

NEW REVISION: 10/15/2013
Well another election is coming soon- time to change things. The peckerwoods in DC have finally done it. I'm voting against my incumbent in Congress. I can't wait to do the same for Senators Warner and Kaine at the next election You see, the powers in Congress, Democrats and Republicans, ignore what needs to be done to right this sinking ship and are interested only in feathering their nests!. Let them go back to their home state and make an honest living for a few years. The most dangerous members are the ones with the most seniority. Here in Virginia, our senators have little seniority but can freely trade their votes for  paybacks later. In other states with more senior members, you, the local citizens can get the job done. Those half-wits in DC, including our Pied Piper President and Congress, have no sense of what's going on in the real world. As long as they get their exorbitant perks, they could care less for us as taxpayers.

Let's deliver a message. Less than half of us pay taxes. The days of a free ride on the weary backs of a few citizens is over!

Everyone should pay some taxes, especially those with their hands out - the TAKERS!  If you are naive enough to believe the present administration is going to help you - "the middle class," you should read the fine print. Remember Robin Hood's mantra, "Take from the rich and give to the poor." The only ones left with savings or a modest estate, (us), will be the donors. Guess who's going to end up with our life savings? In addition, we will be so fortunate to have most people of little or no ambition sitting at home feasting on welfare, figuring out how to get the more off our back. Don't get me wrong, the true needy should get help-as needed.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Green Revolution or False Hopes ?

The Wall Street Journal is an excellent source for news. Solar and wind energy are inefficient, expensive, and a waste of money. I see no evidence that either are efficient, by any stretch of the imagination. Instead they are "dreamchildren" of enviromentalists who hope to replace coal and oil. Only nuclear power is more efficient. I define EFFICIENCY as more return for dollars spent. Solar panel production as well as covering our land and seascape with windmills is a pure waste. Where are the professional scientists who will step up to the plate and vanquish this hoax?

Natural gas is a plentiful, cleaner burning, much more efficient source for energy production. Am I the only voice crying in the wilderness? My scientific skills are limited, but my common sense has provided me with the tools to read, examine, research, and come to conclusions that seem accurate.

A suggestion-let's pick one member of our U. S. Congress in each state to defeat along with the current resident of the WH. The silent majority has been silent far too long. Like others, let's block vote and make some changes. Stand tall,or this may be the last Greatess Generation of our wonderful country. God Bless America is not politically incorrect as some toads would insist.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I was almost a Valentine! Born Feb. 15, 1936

I had hoped to remove an old post or two, but still feel strongly about them. I think they'll stand the test of time. Still read plenty-even bought a Nook to take to my regular visits to doctors' offices. Most every week I go in for tune up or two: family doctor, chiropractor, dentist, massage, hearing aid lab or for an occasional x-ray. Still feel OK, able to get around. Moving across rough ground, I'm a little wobbly. Nowadays a foot race lasts abound five steps and to an observer- it's hilarous! Had cataracts removed, lens replaced- no glasses now. Just have to remember to wear safety glasses when I go out to my shop to putter. My pistol shooting is shakey, but at five steps I can surely nail a bad guy. I have pretty much given up hunting. I have some vertigo and can't find anyone to hunt with me when I'm carrying a loaded shotgun! Still lots of fun shooting my 22's at targets and tin cans. I daily count my blessings having wife Emilie as my lifetime partner. Over fifty years together and we're still civil to each other. I learned long ago who wears the pants in our family. It's scarey sometimes the way she looks at me like she can read my mind. At these times must concentrate on trees, clouds, and other things instead of unnamed items.It's trying to snow outside now-been a mild winter, but cold enough to break the bank on heating oil bills. Remember, "EVERY DAY IS A GIFT!"

I hope you have enjoyed my blogs and if you wish e-mail me wguyemilie@wildblue.net.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


We here in Virginia have a one term governor. So, one has no need to campaign for a second term. Since most elected officials spend most of their time and energy running for another term and all the great fringes that go with it, why not limit them to one term? Six years sounds about right. Then we stagger the elections to stand for one third at a time so the newbies can't do but so much damage, if they are so inclined. All fringes should be identical to a typical corporate plan, including social security, and health insurance. No 100% retirement for anyone. Senators and
Congressmen deserve no more than the forty percent of us who are now our only taxpayers. Everyone should pay some taxes. The poor could pay $20 a year and they might appreciate their gifts more.

Our president is determined to " Take from the rich and give to the poor." So, if you are making a modest salary, trying to spend your money wisely and hopefully save a little - you're a prime target. Yes, he's coming to take as much as he can to make us into his model as a socialist country. Whether you work or not you get the same size piece of the pie as the person who spends 40 hours a week trying to make a decent living. The present gentleman cares very little for the America way we all have loved and worked to perfect. I hope you will try to work through the media blitz, and "separate the wheat from the chaff " to get us a leader who MAY save our country in 2012. This maybe our last chance. Let's not drown following the Pied Piper-making the same mistake twice, into a disaster for our country.

The Presidency could use a fixed term also. The situation in DC is a mess, part of which we, the good citizens, helped create by demanding services we well could have done without or voluntered to fill the gaps.

Let's follow othe groups, vote as a solid block, to save our great country. It's our only and maybe the last opportunity to save our great heritage.