An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
This may explain my absence:
Charles (Charley) Raymond Wagner, 61, of Crump, Tennessee left this life in Tupelo, Mississippi, to find peace in heaven with the Lord on Thursday, October 2, 2014. He leaves behind his wife, Catherine (Kate) Riefler Wagner.
Born in Waupun, Wisconsin on January 24, 1953, he considered himself a “recovering Yankee”. As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he decided not to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in becoming a lawyer, but instead followed his passion for music. As an accomplished guitar and banjo “picker”, he jammed with many bluegrass legends over the years, encouraging others that wanted to learn. As one friend stated, “Charley, back in 1968, you taught us white Northern boys how to play the blues.”
In addition to his wife, Charley is survived by brother, Stephen Wagner (Suzi) of Bellevue, Washington, sister, Amelia Wagner Clark (Alan) of Waupun, Wisconsin, stepdaughter, Christine Wilson (Jason), granddaughters, Cheyenne Wilson and Shaina Christian, and great grandchildren, Cameron and Lilith, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
The family requests memorials be sent in Charley’s name to:
Sanctuary House Hospice
5159 W. Main Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
OCT 9 – Service 3:00PM
Apparently, I didn’t do a very good job in my attempt to explain my absence from blogging. Reading what I had written, I made it sound like some fool was the cause of my decision. Sometimes, my brain doesn’t translate to the keyboard very well. Yes, I have been having issues over the years with people here and there, and I get annoyed to the point I’d like to smack the snot out of them. I got pretty flustered, and didn’t go into detail about my real world. I seriously appreciate the encouragement and concern!
So….here’s the deal….
Real life has dealt me blow after blow after blow. Evidently, God is of the opinion I am capable of handling a LOT. Well, I suppose I am pretty tough, but even I have my limits and have to blow my stack once in a while. I have put it all in His Hands, but there are still things I have to deal with that I’m physically incapable of doing under normal circumstances, but these aren’t normal circumstances, so I’m having to push myself. Oh yeah….there is pain…. LOTS of pain, but I’m doing it to the best of my ability!
My decision has nothing to do with my medical issues. Medical issues are involved, just not mine. My nerves are pretty frayed, and for the most part, I am holding it together…until I snap, go on a rant, feel some relief from the stress, and carry on. I’m not much of a cryer, but lately, there are days when I just want to sit down, have myself a pity party, boo hoo till there’s nothing left, sleep it off, and start a new day.
I’m not going to go into details about what it is that has me needing an indefinite ‘leave of absence’. Just send prayers our way, because we sure could use them! And while you’re at it, send a few prayers I won’t lose what little mind I have left. Right now, it’s iffy!
I was told I should never pray for patience…not sure why…but I could sure use some of that as well!
Over the last few years, I have had some issues with people I THOUGHT I could call friend. I learned, that unless I thought, or acted the way THEY thought I should, then said friendship was a ended. Well, I’m sick of it. I didn’t start this blog to please anyone else. I did it to share my thoughts, not someone else’s. I’ve even been “unfriended” by someone on Facebook I actually considered a real friend, in real life, because someone else on my ‘friend’ list disagreed with HIS opinion. Seriously? Has the internet turned supposed adults into petty children?
Well, the last straw came recently, and I’m done! I don’t care what anyone else thinks. I never really have considered other people’s opinions as my own, and am not about to start now. I can agree privately, and I can disagree, privately, but no one has ever had their 1st Amendment right to free speech denied, unless it was of the crude variety coming from the other side of the world. I’m too damn old to give a shit what petty children think, or expect me to do, just to please them. Screw it!
I’ve allowed people to state their opinion, whether or not I agreed, and have been shafted for it by others. I share information, and get crap, in a variety a methods. Are you freakin’ kidding me? I have enough issues going on in my life without being concerned with someone’s ‘hurt feelings’.
Dealing with REAL life and death issues is physically, mentally, and emotionally, draining. I just have neither the need, nor the inclination, to deal with childish behavior from those I once considered friends.
I’m going to leave it at that! I don’t need to go into details, because, it’s honestly, no one’s business.
I may, or may not, continue this blog. I haven’t decided if I want to even make the effort. I’ve been slacking off for a long time now anyway, so seriously….what difference does it make?
So, for the time being…..Ol’ Broad…… OUT!
Mexico’s president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong.
“We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. “This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society.”
Oh yeah….dude’s got one serious set of cajones, alright! Are you freakin’ kidding me? Sure, we need immigration reform….right after that border down south is locked tighter than a pirate’s treasure chest. We NEED to stop the invasion, that Mexico is aiding, before we talk about people who have lived here for so many years, and been productive members of society. There are quite a few, y’know.
I’m getting pretty sick of people coming here, telling US how to run the show, and that includes those invaders. How dare they? Do you know what happens to people who sneak into Mexico illegally? They sure aren’t treated to “free health care, or an education for their kids”! They go to prison. And their prisons aren’t anything like our overly humane prisons! Ask Sgt Tahmooressi, who has been left to rot by our own State Department. Why? Because the Mexicans are more important than Americans, that’s why!
Pena Nieto was welcomed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who played up his immigration credentials in a speech that highlighted the close cultural and historical ties they share across borders.
“It wasn’t very long ago that the governor of California was outlawing driver’s licenses for people who were undocumented from Mexico,” Brown said. “That’s not the law anymore.”
Brown signed a bill into law last year that will enable immigrants to get driver’s licenses next year. He said he got the message after a visit to a Monterey artichoke field where the workers yelled “licencia, licencia.”
Jerry Brown, aka Governor Moonbeam, speaks volumes about the California voters. I know there are some people trying their best to make some major changes in that state, to bring it back to reality, but when you see them electing people like Brown and Pelosi, and a few others, you start to question….is there something in the water? Or perhaps the wine? NO! These people broke the law.
You don’t reward criminals, you punish them. At least that’s what I was always taught. However, with recent events, I question if the law means a damn thing anymore. Well, if an American breaks the law, especially a WHITE American, books will be thrown. We don’t get away with the dog ate my tax returns, but there sure are a lot of others who do, on a regular basis. “What difference does it make!”? To patriotic Americans, it makes a HUGE difference. If we have to follow the law, the government should set the example, and follow it as well, and that include punishing invaders. We have a war going on at our southern border, and the current resident is playing golf, or fund raising. We have terrorists, murdering people around the world, most likely sneaking across our border, and the current resident it out playing golf, and fund raising.
Our country is in danger, from many directions, and one of our governors welcomes a head of state that encourages breaking out laws. Sorry dude! Yep, you’ve got a big set alright, but Americans….REAL Americans, have bigger ones!
Ferguson Isn’t the Rich’s Fault
Lots going on right now, inside, and outside, my head. :P Things are happening right now that has my mind on other issues. Yes, I am paying attention to the world, but really don’t have much to say…..so I won’t!
“He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him early.” – Proverbs 13:24
As I watch the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but compare the behavior of blacks in that city to that of spoiled rotten children.
Blacks have been rioting and fighting with police after the shooting death of a thug, Michael Brown. And white political and law enforcement leaders have given in to their tantrum like weak parents.
How did we get to the point of having Al “the Riot King” Sharpton as the White House point person for racial reconciliation – and having a racist attorney general like Eric Holder come to the rescue of Ferguson?
Foolish blacks jumped to false conclusions about the death of “gentle giant” Michael Brown. Protesters looted businesses and even targeting the same convenience store that Brown robbed.
Obama predictably weighed in, warning police about using excessive force. Surrendering to the political pressure, Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., (one of the weakest white men I’ve seen!) pulled the Ferguson Police off the case, and placed Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson in charge.
Capt. Johnson’s sympathies are with the black thugs. His idea of policing was to march with protesters and order the police to stand down while black criminals roamed the streets looting.
Something I haven’t done in a VERY long time….check out what has been going on around the blogosphere. Darn “real life”…always getting in the way. The last few weeks have been quite interesting in the ‘news’ world, and I thought it might be a good idea to check out what others have been saying on the happenings.
SWAT Team Surrounds White Male Carrying ‘Large Umbrella’ on Campus – Breitbart California
Ground Zero.. Ferguson. – American and Proud
The InJustice League Of America – Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead
‘There is no way the president should be stupid enough to go play golf’ – Jammie Wearing Fool
The Jihadi Serial Killer No One’s Talking About – Michelle Malkin
Good Riddance, Medieval Moron – Reaganite Republican
The black people who don’t matter to Liberals – The Black Sphere
The Emperor has a new post – Cmblake’s (click the links, but be prepared)
Boycott Israel! Heh – Woman Honor Thyself (I LOVE Ahava, and highly recommend their products!)
Jihad vs Crusades (video) – creeping sharia
Turkish Savages Identify With ISIS – Winds of Jihad
A NATION OF WIMPS – The Shot and Beer Joint
There are a lot more, obviously. I have seen some pictures I wish I could erase from my mind, and heart. I have read some heartbreaking eyewitness accounts. That’s all I can take for today.
Now, back to snake hunting. Seriously. We’ve had snakes showing up IN our home. This does not bode well for my nerves. It’s not bad enough we’ve had some major issues going on? We have to add snakes to the list? Sheesh!
6 And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and reignest not thou on all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is power and might, and none is able to withstand thee.
7 Didst not thou our God cast out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend forever?
8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a Sanctuary therein for thy Name, saying,
9 If evil come upon us, as the sword of judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and in thy presence (for thy name is in this house) and will cry unto thee in our tribulation, and thou wilt hear and help.