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The once Great State of California, for whom I currently work, is truly on the brink of disaster.  It is overly taxed and overly regulated and not friendly to business or to entrepreneurs.  Is it any wonder so many people are now moving out of the once Golden State?  I am a 3rd generation California Girl … and I am truly ashamed of how it has turned into a welfare state.  It’s embarrassing as a citizen of this state and as an employee of this state.  People moved here for freedom and the chance of entrepreneurship.  It is being destroyed by regulation-happy liberals.  If this state is not to go to the same fate as the City of Detroit, people must stand up and do something rather than sit idly by.  My ancestors who gave so much to move here would be appalled by the “gimme gimme gimme” attitude of so many of the people living here now.  Oh, heck, Roy and I are appalled by the “gimme gimme gimme” mentality of today.

What ever happened to good old fashioned hard work and personal responsibility rather than depending on handouts?

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too early

Neither Roy nor I are morning people.  Ask my children.  They know in particular that I am not.  They used to bring me coffee in the morning and stand back.  I’m like a bear before I get a good slug of strong hot black coffee pumping through my system.  So this is how I feel most mornings … and today in particular … since I have had several days off and haven’t been at work since last Tuesday. 

Also … it reminds me of Keegan, because he was not a morning person either. 

So even though I have a job where I have to get up freakishly early (4:00 am, at least in my very not-so-humble opinion, is VERY freakishly early), anyone that knows me well will know not to expect me to be too conversational until I’ve had several cups of coffee in me.  Yes, I can get my work done, but I cannot be conversational.  Do not try to discuss too much with me too terribly early … particularly on weekdays when I need my coffee/caffeine fix … but also on weekends when I want to sleep and make up for my 4 am wake-up calls for work.

 

… just sayin’ is all …

 

Carry on, everyone …

 

 

 

 

 

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work ethic

Those people that seem to think that Roy and I are “lucky” because we’ve managed to get somewhere in life need to understand that the only thing that we are “lucky” about is that our parents and grandparents instilled a WORK ETHIC in us.  We work *hard* for what we have managed to obtain … and we were knocked down many times.  We just chose to get back up and keep working rather than cry and whine and complain and say “no fair” like a little child and expect Big Daddy Government (aka BO) to give us food, shelter, clothing, phones, cars, etc.  We have self-respect.  We learned early that if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach him to fish, he’ll be able to eat his entire life.  We’re proud that our parents taught us to FISH, so to speak, in this world.

So … when someone wants what we have … this is what we have and are willing to give them:

We’ll give you our work ethic.  We’ll teach you that.  Then you can better yourself without expecting someone else to take care of you from birth to death.  Learn to take care of yourself.

A work ethic is a wonderful gift.

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American

Roy and I were never raised to think we were anything other than “American”.  Yes, my ancestors came from Scotland, Ireland, Holland, and Germany … but I’m not “Scottish American”.  I’m not “Irish American”.  I’m not “Dutch American”.  I’m not “German American”.  I’m not “White American”.  Those sort of “classifications” only set to further divide us.  We’re not racist either.  We have never owned slaves or put people down because of their color or race.  We look for who they are as people.

Roy and I are at a business meeting this weekend teaching self-sufficiency, entrepreneurship, and independence.  There is every type of person imaginable here.  We all have the goal of bettering ourselves and bettering our country and bettering our world … and we are *AMERICANS*.  Period.

Those classifying terms only work to further divide us rather than help us work toward a common goal of improving our lives and that of society around us.  We’re AMERICAN and we expect those that are lucky enough to consider themselves American and to be protected by the Constitution and our military to start *acting* like Americans and stop trying to divide us into factions.  It’s just demeaning to everyone and others … not to mention the person that is trying to divide us.

Maybe that’s too much common sense for the average man and sheeple of this world though.

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Benghazi

BO’s arrogance is nothing short of appalling … disgusting … sickening.

He allowed those in Benghazi to die with nothing done about it.

He calls this a “phony scandal”?  No, he’s a wannabe phony White House occupier with no visible credentials.  He’s too busy feeding the sheeple of this world the “Big Lie”.  He’s not presidential material, whether he’s black, white, orange, pink, or chartreuse with lavender polka dots.  We don’t care.  We just don’t like him or his politics or his beliefs.  He’s arrogant and disgusting.

Period.

Too many remain silent about it.

Roy and I haven’t forgotten, nor will we.

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So many people think that historical figures don’t understand and are “old-fashioned”.  This just says it all … and is so true.  There’s an old adage about if we don’t look at our history and learn from it, we’ll be destined to repeat it.  Roy and I would really rather not live in a time period of the “equal sharing of misery”.  We’d rather live in a time period of prosperity for all through shared work and freedom and personal responsibility.

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Your Life in Graphs

This document illustrates what most of us are too embarrassed or too proud or too something anyway to admit.  I’m not.  On the other hand, I fully admit that I’m terribly flawed.  Maybe that’s part of what makes me so different than so many others.  I’m not afraid to laugh at myself and those around me.  Now … just leave my Beatles music out of this … and I won’t make you suffer through hearing me butcher the YMCA song …

Pull up the link above.

It’ll at least make you say “hmmmmmm …” if nothing else.  It made me laugh … because of its sheer unadulterated TRUTH.

🙂

Carry on, all …

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