I’ve been asked if I write all these things out by hand on my laptop. The truth is, no I don’t.
First of all, because I don’t have the time, generally. But, and more importantly, I tend to have ideas at strange times for things that I ought to be writing. So what I do is I dictate into my phone, and then go back later and touch it up some. It usually needs some substantial correction, and sometimes I even think better of things that I say, or a better way of saying them . So, it gives me a chance to refine what I write here.
Yes, that means that I’m editing the whole blessed thing on a smartphone. I guess that’s not so unusual anymore, but when I started writing this blog years ago, I could never have envisioned making entries this way, and certainly not from the road.
For you to understand the time constraints involved, understand that I am driving 11 hours per day and usually on duty for 14 hours a day. You know that eight hour period that you call your job? I call that my sleep period. And that might come at any hour of the day or night. So in a toss up between getting some sack time and writing these Nightly Rambles, guess which one is going to win out?
Usually, the rewriting process only takes about 20 minutes a pop. so it’s not as bad as it seems. Still, I tend to make my money in the time margins. Now you understand that part of it.
My intention in these Rambles is to each day give you a little taste of life on the road, as well as some observations on what I see going on around us.
These posts are not intended to be for the devotees of “short attention span theater”. Some days they’ll be longer than others. That’s driven largely by what I happen to notice around us.
I also want you to understand this… This is not only why I write these rambles, it’s why I started this website in the first place. You’d better hold on to something.
I make no apologies for what I say, here, I make no apologies for the positions I take. As such, and I’ll make this perfectly clear to you. I say it’s time for the GOP establishment to be replaced by somebody that will actually fight for the Constitution. I totally reject the GOP establishment. The Rockefeller Republicans. The RINOs.The people who are too busy going along to get along to actually uphold their oath of office. I’m done with them. No more Bushes, no more Romney’s, no more John Boehners, no more John McCain’s, no more Chris Christies, it’s time for conservatives. Constitutional conservatives. No more compromise. None. If they say something right, if they act correctly, they will have my support to that extent. And that goes for anybody. If they are not correct they will not have my support. Nor should they yours. They either act as conservatives or they don’t belong in office.
If you think that sounds harsh, consider the idea of the compromise is exactly how we got to where we are. If you want to reverse that situation and get us back on the track that the founders put us on, then we have to stop compromising our principles with those who would move us away from them.
I will not back off, I will not sit down, I will not shut up. I will not moderate my views. Too much depends on my speaking my mind as I see it. I’m going to ask you to hold to that as well.
The fact is, we the Conservatives are the majority. The majority of the people in this country are far more conservative than anything that either party has coughed up since Reagan. That’s why the voting numbers year over year as a percentage of the overall eligible voting public, have been dropping off. Its to the point now, or nobody votes because there’s nobody to vote for. Literally our future is being decided by a vocal leftist minority I’m about 35 percent of the public. This has to change. The first step, of course, is getting actual conservatives through the nomination process that’s always been rigged against us. We have a chance this time around to turn this country around and put it back on the path that our founders intended. & I intend to fight to the last to see it done. I ask you to join me.
If you have problems with that you can find someplace else to read, it matters not a whit to me. All I can promise you is that I’ll try to keep it from being boring. Let me know what you think of these by the way in private messaging or via email.
I wrote yesterday, how strident the opposition to genuine conservatism has become from both the GOP establishment and the Democrats, who frankly have become totally indistinguishable , one from the other. For my money there is no dimes worth the difference between Peter King and whoever the Democrat run against him in the next cycle.
When both groups get this shrill, this far out from the main race, it’s a sure sign that even they know they are in serious and probably terminal trouble.
I urge my fellow conservatives to hold the course. Keep their feet in the fire. Do not back off, do not apologize, do not moderate your views to accommodate the left. That’s how we ended up with the Rockefeller establishment Republicans being in charge of our party. It’s time for that to end.
I’ve been saying since they traded for the sleaze bag, now that this whole thing stinks, and there’s a lot more going on that we’re not being told. One thing that’s never been adequately explained is why our community organizer in chief, along with the rest of the Democrats, gave the traitor a hero’s welcome . As Billy Beck says yesterday, if Obama were an enemy agent, how would he act any differently at all?
Life in prison is too good for either one.
And for the same reasons.
And down the road I go. I’ll see you tomorrow.