Why I find kneeling for the National Anthem insulting?

I flew in the Air Force Reserves for 16 years. During the 1.7 million miles I was allowed the honor to haul both the wounded and those that gave their final measure for our freedoms. Sometimes the back of the aircraft would be full of our patriot wounded. Folks of every age, race, sex, and religion. These patriots were not defined by color.

Many times, we were tasked with transporting flag-draped caskets. Some flights would see 20 caskets while others might have one lone soldier. The Air Force takes great care when loading and unloading patriot remains.  During the offloading at Dover, the patriot is met by the Honor Guard who pay their respects as well.  Throughout the entire process, the patriot is moved by loving minds and the respectful caring hands of other patriots.  During the entire offloading process, the Aircrew stands at attention and renders a respectful salute for the fallen. When the patriot is buried with full military honors, the flag is folded with great care and given to a relative.  From the time a patriot is killed in action and buried in the ground, he or she is treated with the greatest respect possible.  Soldiers do not care what color they are when they are in uniform or civilian. When we stand for the National Anthem, we are paying our respects to the fallen and the greatest country on earth.  This is the bottom line. Of course if one is a veteran that votes Republican then one is considered a racist by the liberal left.

On the trip back across the pond, the aircraft interior would be noisy.  The aircraft would porpoise up and down from autopilot inputs. One could hear the screech of hydraulic actuators acting on flight surfaces. Another moment the tail of the aircraft would bounce up and down from turbulence.  The large fuselage would be empty save for one lone patriot. I felt bad for this departed human that was traveling all alone.   The soldier’s metal casket would be draped with the flag.  I would think of this man or woman and wonder who they were. I wondered if this patriot was a father, a  mother, a son or a daughter. I wondered if they had a family waiting for them at Dover. I wondered how old they were. I would be saddened that their only life on this earth had been taken from them in defense of our great country. My eyes would tear up when I thought of the folks that would grieve the loss of this human being. Sometimes I could not help myself and would start crying. To hide the event, I would lock myself in the aircraft bathroom until I regained my composure. Above all, I would thank them for their service an honor them. He or she had given their lives for my freedoms.  A debt I can never repay.

The color of this patriot’s skin never crossed my mind.  In fact, it would be an ignorant insult to humanity if I or anyone thought about a person’s color after they have given their final measure for the rest of us.  Those NFL players that kneel when the National Anthem is played insult all Americans. Specifically, they insult the Black Americans with the balls to wear the uniform and fight for our freedoms. I will always stand for the Black Patriot and to hell with cop killing morons that do not take life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness seriously. Realize that when a brother or sister put on the uniform, they are willing to give their lives for others. This deserves our dedication and complete respect. BLM sympathizers, on the other hand, are willing to execute female police officers that are simply doing their job.  One individual is willing to give his or her life for the rest of us, while another faction is willing to take other people’s lives inappropriately.

As far as I am concerned, the soldier and the police officer are pillars of society and deserve our respect equally.

The NFL players that take a knee, well they can shove the football up their asses. Of course, the liberal left feels that it is racist to expect NFL athletes tho stand for the National Anthem.

So, for my friends who feel that standing for the National Anthem is ” Forced Nationalism”, well, I can no longer debate the ignorance.  Please do not bring up the subject anymore.


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And then there were these guys

Before Peyton Manning came to Denver, he was a hated entity at Mile High. The Denver Broncos could literally have Peyton Manning up against the ropes with a touchdown lead at the two-minute warning. All that was needed to put the  Indianapolis Jackasses away was a third down conversion and a kneel. Of course, somehow the porous Colt D-line would somehow make a stand and the ball would be punted away.  This happened over and over and over again.

Everyone thinks of “The Drive” in Denver.  Well, Peyton and the Indy jackasses drove down the field in the final 30 seconds over and over and over again.  If Manning needed a field goal to win, he would move the chains just enough for his kicker to bring it home. If they needed a touchdown, then he had the evil wide receiver corps from hell at his disposal.

I can remember it now. Peyton connects with Marvin Harrison for 40 yards. Oh, and there is Stokley in the slot to pick up a 1st down.  Here comes damn Reggie Wayne across the middle for the winning touchdown with 3 seconds left on the clock.

On the sideline, Jake Plummer would require an injection of Prozac. It was like the Rose Bowl all over again.

It is said that Jake Plummer has a dart board with Peyton Manning’s face on it. After a few bong hits, he mumbles to himself and throws darts at the board. He then collapses on the couch in the fetal position and cries.

Of course, Peyton Manning would always choke in the playoffs. It took being benched by  ASU Osweiler for Manning to finally get his postseason shit together.

Lynch should be ashamed of himself for letting his players take a knee during the National Anthem after the tragedy in Las Vegas. Seems they are not on the same page as the rest of us.



VP Pence walks out on kneeling NFL football players

Vp Pence just made two trips to Vegas after a madman killed 59 people and wounded 500 more. However, even then, the carnage of the Las Vegas Massacre does not compare to the epidemic of  Black youth killings in Chicago and other American cities.

Instead of standing for the flag as a symbol of unity for the tragic killings in Las Vegas,  several dozen San Fransico 49er NFL millionaires took a knee for the BLM. This suggests that the lives of the 59 white people that were killed in Las Vegas have no meaning. Only the blacks that are killed by cops have meaning. If a black youth kills the next door neighbor, nobody cares. Of course, when the liberal fools are told that it was not in good taste to kneel during the National Anthem after the greatest mass killing involving guns in US history,  they reply is “forced nationalism required?”

The nation is grieving over the Las Vegas massacre, yet some black NFL players simply do not care.   In fact, their behavior is emboldening black crime and making black neighborhoods even more dangerous.

Had Stephen Paddock assaulted a  Black attended rap concert, there would be rioting in the streets, killings and small businesses being burned to the ground.

All Pence wanted was just a little respect for the flag and the 59 people killed for no reason whatsoever. Instead, he gets insulted by BLM activists. Instead, the liberal airheads conjure up idiocy and blame Pence for spending taxpayer dollars to make a statement?

At this juncture, the liberal left has gone so far off the commonsense wagon, that they are not worth debating.

The bottom line is that the liberal left will call any white Republican president a racist even if it is untrue. That is their entire platform.





Anyways, here is an article that explains it all.


The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend.  Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.

Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks. In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous, according to the Washington Post. The Post categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest. Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016, in light of the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers—committed vastly and disproportionately by black males. Among all homicide suspects whose race was known, white killers of blacks numbered only 243.

Violent crime has now risen by a significant amount for two consecutive years. The total number of violent crimes rose 4.1 percent in 2016, and estimated homicides rose 8.6 percent. In 2015, violent crime rose by nearly 4 percent and estimated homicides by nearly 11 percent. The last time violence rose two years in a row was 2005–06.  The reason for the current increase is what I have called the Ferguson Effect. Cops are backing off of proactive policing in high-crime minority neighborhoods, and criminals are becoming emboldened. Having been told incessantly by politicians, the media, and Black Lives Matter activists that they are bigoted for getting out of their cars and questioning someone loitering on a known drug corner at 2 AM, many officers are instead just driving by. Such stops are discretionary; cops don’t have to make them. And when political elites demonize the police for just such proactive policing, we shouldn’t be surprised when cops get the message and do less of it. Seventy-two percent of the nation’s officers say that they and their colleagues are now less willing to stop and question suspicious persons, according to a Pew Research poll released in January. The reason is the persistent anti-cop climate.

Four studies came out in 2016 alone rebutting the charge that police shootings are racially biased. If there is a bias in police shootings, it works in favor of blacks and against whites. That truth has not stopped the ongoing demonization of the police—including, now, by many of the country’s ignorant professional athletes. The toll will be felt, as always, in the inner city, by the thousands of law-abiding people there who desperately want more police protection.

Final Pre-HOA board review update on Vale View Home build.

This last week was quite a bummer. The tragic and heinous event in Las Vegas bore a hole in my heart. Then, one of my favorite rock and rollers, Tom Petty, dies. While I am unnerved, I will not allow a cowardly killer to dictate my happiness, outlook on life or goal structure.

Anyways, Eric turned me on to Dominant dirtwork. I then talked with the owner about his hourly rate and equipment. Come to find out, he is quite competitive and has a huge excavator with a 5-foot bucket. He is also well versed in soil conditioning etc. It looks like my fears of a 12-foot hole have been belayed etc.

Josh will have both the house plan and the garage plan done on Monday.  I will then submit the package to the HOA.

The soils test will come along in about two weeks.

I am thankful for the folks that are helping us realize a new home in Colorado. You have been nothing but helpful and we are going forward without a  hint of jadedness.





VP Pence consoles Las Vegas

Who Knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  The Shadow knows or does he? Nobody knows why  64-year-old Stephane Paddock, a successful and wealthy person, would do such a horrific thing. Nobody knows why he traded in a life of money and luxury for mass murder.  Was the guy simply burned out on gambling and needed to kill people for an adrenaline rush or did he simply hate society?

Stephen Paddock has really unnerved the American citizenry. He made us aware of what the worst in humanity is capable of doing. While he has made us collectively sick as a nation, we are now simply pissed off. We will not let a deranged evil killer ruin our dreams or affect our daily lives and happiness. We are not afraid. We will become stronger, happier, and more blessed as a country. It is funny how the worst in humanity brings out the best in people. We are Las Vegas Strong.

We are Las Vegas strong and I our passion for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has never been stronger. Sorry, but we won’t be living like refugees.

Anyways, piss on Stephen Paddock and his  “Smoking Aces” grizzly attempt at infecting the American psyche. He can burn in serial killer gutter hell, and we will move forward and have no fear.  Goodness and virtue define the American character. Don’t know what else to say.




Donald Trump to console the Silver State

Governor Brian Sandoval would not endorse Donald Trump before the 2016 election. The one-time Federal court judge was somewhat insulted when Mr. Trump made some inappropriate comments about a Mexican judge.  However, Donald Trump has made many inroads with the intelligent among us by rising effectively to the challenges of the presidency. Donald Trump has quickly negotiated the steep presidential learning curve along with surrounding himself with sound and articulate advisors and speech writers. Not only that, he seems to be listening to them.

Trump and Pence have been working quite hard of late. They quickly reacted to the hurricanes that devastated the Gulf states. On the foreign relations front, Trump has talked China into applying sanctions on North Korea. Between natural disasters and nuclear madman outbursts by KJU, the US Executive has been working on health care,  tax relief, and the 2018 budget. They have been busy. Of course, the yellow press will fixate on Trump calling those that will not stand for the National Anthem  “sons of bitches!”

Barack Obama would exploit the Sandy Hook tragedy to attack gun rights and run interference for the Benghazi lie.   He did this for 6 full months. Donald Trump has too much dignity to exploit other people’s tragedies. His mission to Las Vegas will simply be to console the folks of the Battle Born State. His message will be of healing and unity.

The liberal yellow press is just as bad as the morosely insane devil that pulled the trigger on innocent people at a country music event.  Had it not been for the steady stream of fake news and negative propaganda levied by the liberal yellow press, the Las Vegas tragedy may not have happened. However, instead of placing blame on a mentally deranged madman, the yellow press is now blaming Trump hate. Even while Donald Trump is proving to be an effective and non-partisan leader, the yellow press continues their fake news agenda. This realty renders the yellow press as mad and as insane as Stephen Paddock.

Anyway, The Nevada Governor, I am sure, has buried his political hatchet and welcomes president Trump. It would be lovely if the liberal press would press the reset button and purge themselves of their incessant and negative propaganda campaign. Please for the love of Pete and the love for this great nation.

As far as the innocent folks that needlessly lost their lives at the hands of a mentally deranged devil, our hearts, prayers, and thoughts are with you and your loved ones. In fact, we mourn, our hearts ache and our nation is crying with you. We in this great nation when unified are not afraid of anything. We will unite, heal together,  and come back stronger.

Hopefully, nobody is offended when I call Stephen Paddock an evil, nasty and cowardly son of a bitch.

As it is, Trump is demonstratively showing us a higher balance of passionate purpose, intelligence,  and sincerity, especially in the face of the  “Las Vegas massacre!”



Jimmy Kimmel is an asshole


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Las Vegas killer was a Trump hater

Some of my liberal friends are trying to validate their personal paradigms. Just like when liberals blamed Republicans for the Gabriel Giffords or Treyvon Martin shooting, they are now trying to blame the Las Vegas massacre on conservatives.  Of course, others in the liberal crowd are condemning whitey and saying whites perpetrate way more crime than Muslims etc. But then again, they completely avoid the topic of black on black crime in favor of condemning police officers.

Of course, now my liberal deadbeat friends will blame the shootings on Trump and  “Trump hate!”

So anyway, the Las Vegas shooter was a Trump hater, hence, he was probably a Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton supporter.  This means that the biggest act of domestic terror in American history was perpetrated by the liberal left. A whitey liberal gunning down folks whose greatest social crime was listening to country music.

Of course, if this had been an attack on a black rap concert, there would be rioting in the streets, assaults,  breaking windows and looting small business.  The Liberal yellow press would be stirring the division pot for all its worth. Instead, regular conservative folks of every color and creed are holding candlelight vigils.  Meanwhile, the liberal yellow press stews and looks for things to blame Trump for.

In America, it is the liberal establishment that engages in the most crime and killings. Of course, the liberal yellow press will blame it on flag carrying Republican whenever they can. I wonder if the millionaire NFL bigshots will take a knee in prayer for the innocent gunned down victims in Las Vegas?  I forgot, they hate Tebowesque behavior.

Normal Americans cannot say “All lives matter” or they are called bigots and racists and assaulted.

The violent liberal left is not only not worth listening to, they are a danger to liberty.




Vale View HOA pre-design review submission.

My wife Diane and I have been buying, remodeling and renting out houses in Tacoma, Washington since 1989.  She and I met when we were attending Colorado State University. At the time, the Colorado economy was down. John Elway would show up a year later. My family has lived in Colorado since 1973. My sister Debra Brodhead is a Mead Town Trustee. She has been a Mead resident since the early 1980s.  Needless to say, we are very familiar with the ups and downs of the Colorado boom and bust economy, hence, investing a half million dollars in Vale View could be considered beyond our caution range. However, my wife wants this house, for, we have always lived within our means and spent all of our income on fixing up rentals. Now it is our turn to get what we want.

I spent close to two years looking for a house design that took advantage of western mountain views along with a south facing entrance and side load garage. We looked at thousands of plans. I even went so far as to buy a Chief Architect program to see if I could do the design. It wouldn’t take long for me to realize that designing a $700,000  house was simply beyond my creative capacity as well as software prowess. We then stumbled across a beautiful plan.

The 23256 JD plan that we purchased incorporates everything the HOA guidelines require save a single caveat.  The main hip roof pitch is 8/12 and exudes somewhat of a French country home feel. The symmetrical boxouts rise to the center as per HOA recommendations. The porches meet HOA guidelines as well.   The trim package this property sports is hard to find. The windows and views are simply awesome.

We tried to find a plan that was tailor-made for this kinda weird lot. We had to have a house plan with an east loading side load garage because the driveway would have to avoid the split road of the Vale View entryway.  In addition, we are setting the home 235 feet from the south redcaps so as not to completely destroy our neighbor’s view of the Rockie mountains.  Realize that if we put the home right up on the ditch, it destroys the views of two homes. Of course, the cost of a driveway goes up significantly.

There is another plan like our current plan that incorporates a front load 3 car garage. After meeting with the design review board, they rejected the thought of a front loading garage that faces the street.  The alternative is our current plan that has a side load two car garage. We would then build a detached garage with the same facade as the house. This detached garage would have front loading garage doors, as well as a side load RV door.  Realize that there are several houses in the subdivision that do not adhere to the documented HOA guidelines. Some are void of stone, while others have garages that face the street etc. A few have no hip roof configuration whatsoever.

The detached garage would look much like the house. It would have a stone-faced boxout with double gable end and brow etc.

We have already purchased the house plans. We are now on our second soils test in order to avoid caissons. The home will have a nice basement foundation.

Before we go any further, we want to know if the detached garage is OK. We do not want a side load detached garage. We also do not want to attach the garage to the house.

Our current plan does not have a design that has a side loading 3 car garage. Should we attempt to redesign the plan to facilitate a 3 car garage, the back wall of the garage would be 24 feet long and destroy the aesthetics of the design. To avoid this unsavory adaption, we want to build a detached garage with front loading doors that share a 36 by 48 pad. In addition, we could mask the doors with a 6-foot fence.

Vale View is inundated with home designs that violate HOA rules.  Our home design is very very attractive and meets every single guideline save one. Hopefully, the design review committee will see that our home plans are basically gorgeous and they will support our desires and meet us halfway. Moreover, there are no homes in Vale View phase 2 that have detached garages, hence, allowing us to build what we want has no conflicts or precedent to navigate.

It is in Vale Views best interest to allow us to build this wonderful home.

Lastly, we need a large detached garage to store a large 2017 Ford F350 quad cab long bed. We also require space for our 25 foot long Sprinter motorhome that is 25 feet long and 9 feet high. Adding an RV stall to the main garage of the house is simply grotesque. The house will be 2400 sqf given that we must add a 4 by 24 area for the stairs.

Sorry, but we are not into dark brown stucco or copious gable ends that go stone crazy. We respond to architectural excellence and balance. This house is beautiful and will compliment the subdivision with its classy looks and timeless design.

I have forwarded a site plan.

I will have the garage elevations done fairly soon.  The garage will look exactly like the front elevation of the main garage boxout.

I welcome you rcooments on how I should proceed with the detached garage design.



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