In the 50′s and 60′s New Jersey was a great place to grow up in. My dad worked his butt off to buy us a small house in a small town in central Jersey. We moved from a cold water walk up in Newark to a house, with a yard, and a lot of woods all around us. To a young boy, with a curious mind it was like moving to Montana, or being in the old west. Jobs were there for anyone who wanted to work, lots and lots of jobs. I’ve seen this State go from that, to what it is today… a sewer… or “the pay to play” State. So much for progress!
 June 19, 2015 at 4:35am
Excellent post, and great advice. I always slow down when I see, or hear emergency vehicles on the road. In fact, that’s one of the questions on the driver’s test I took 51 years ago. If you’re in such a hurry that you can’t even be careful, then you have no business driving.
 June 16, 2015 at 4:38am
It’s hard to figure out where to begin on all this. The first taste of Texas/Alamo history was brought to me via good old Walt Disney himself. The movie, and TV series, imo, did justice to the intent, if not the actual truth of what happened at that historic Mission. Not only did Disney hire the best of the best hollyweird had to offer, but he understood how important that little piece of history was to America. Remember, it was still the 50′s and TV was censored, so kids didn’t need warnings in order to learn. Disney spent his life doing what he could for the children to desire learning about boring old history, so he made the characters that were actually there, come to life, as good as possible. From what I’ve studied, I could see Davy Crockett running out of ammo and using his weapon as a club… until he bled out and died. I could see a Sam Houston fighting from a sick bed. Men were a different breed then. Business was done with a handshake, not a team of lawyers. Women and children were protected. Children were whipped into shape, if necessary because the family depended on everyone to do his/her share. Yep, it’s a different world… I often wonder how we can call what we’ve become, progress?
disney without a disney is just a corporation that money is the only worthwhile thing
he was a taskmaster but in the end most of his products were good and definatly you never worried if a youn kid could watch it. wonderful world of color series needs to be rerun
 June 16, 2015 at 4:17am
I thought Liotta played that part pretty well, even if it was fictional. I believe he was supposed to be a little crazy, and RL has proved he can play crazy. Someone mentioned that escape movie he was in, and he did a pretty good job there as well. There’s just something about him that makes you want to watch whatever he’s in.
 June 16, 2015 at 4:13am
Nah, Texas wouldn’t abandon us now, not when we may just need her the most. when the shtf, a lot of us are planning to move there, or as close as we can get. I vow to fight, to my death, anyone who tries to do harm to America, and have nothing to lose in that effort. I’d rather see the end then live to see my America being destroyed, especially from within.
 June 16, 2015 at 4:07am
What surprises me is that you all weren’t arrested for something PC.
 June 16, 2015 at 3:54am
Sorry Glen, but your terms and conditions prevent me from speaking my mind about all of this nonsense.
 June 5, 2015 at 4:51am
Thanks, I needed a laugh right about now.
 June 5, 2015 at 4:44am
RAMJR, I’ve waited a long time to hear someone say what you just stated so very well. Several years ago I was in a church group in which I was chairman of the Deacon board, and considered an Elder by most, and called on by one of my good friend’s son. He stopped me after service and wanted to talk. We went to a coffee shop and he began telling me that he was a woman trapped in a man’s body. Frankly I thought he was going to tell me he was gay, but he insisted he wasn’t, but just not right being a man. Now, to be fair, I have no formal training in psychiatry so I went to the only tool I know, the Gospel. To make a long story short, he became a she, surgery and all. The end of this story is that the Pastor basically told him to pound salt, so we lost another soul. BTW? his dad, my good friend, was a decorated combat Marine who served in Nam. I’m sure it was extremely difficult for my friend to accept his son’s decision.
The big point I want to make is that YES we are all sinners, every day of our lives we sin and anyone who believes that they can live without sinning is delusional, or they don’t understand the Bible.
 June 4, 2015 at 6:09am
In fact, the penalty HAS been paid… 2000 years ago, for all of us.
 June 4, 2015 at 5:58am
I don’t know about that. When I lived in Frisco in the 60′s there were as many black trannies as white, and I’m pretty sure the prisons are full of black guys doing other black guys. I believe it all comes down to G_D. Either He is filling your heart and soul, or the world is with all of it’s shinny trinkets. Jenner is filling his with fake **** and his dingus turned inside out,, but I have news for the poor guy… it isn’t going to work.
 June 3, 2015 at 6:06am
I’ve used cannabis for over 50 years. In my early days I used it just to (get high), to relax, now I use it for medicine. I’ve probably driven more miles under the influence than most people. I’ve never had an accident, (that was my fault), never been busted for smoking, no arrest record. I don’t know where some of these people get their information about cannabis, but, by the looks of the writing here, it looks like it’s MSNBC. Cannabis doesn’t make you see things that aren’t there, and it doesn’t alter your brain. In fact, all humans have cannabanoids in their system, wether they smoke it or not, the body makes cannabanoids as part of the endo-cannabinoid system. If some of you more intelligent people would just do a little research, you’d find out just how beneficial cannabis can be to some people. Stop drinking the cool-aid and find out for yourself, believe me, there’s enough information out there.
 June 3, 2015 at 5:52am
Since I’m a bit of an expert on cannabis, (marijuana is a street name), I’d like to inject a few points about it. I’m 68 years old with a broken body from 50+ years of abusing it by working with my back, instead of my brain, (I should’ve listened to Dad). I took my first hit/toke in 1961 back when most cops didn’t even know what it was. I’ve used it on and off since. For those who still believe the nonsense about addiction to cannabis, I stopped for about 20 years in order to raise my family. So much for addiction! I now use it for a different reason, as medicine, which it is. I’ve never had anything to do with heroin, cocaine, or any of the other designer drugs. So much for the gateway theory! Here’s one for all of you who believe cannabis has no medical qualities. Do you know that the human body has what’s called the endo-cannabanoid system? That’s right, your body already has cannabanoids in it wether you use cannabis or not. Just for the record, I’m against hard drugs, and alcohol for that matter. Every time I read about people with multiple DUI’s that are involved in an accident, I cringe. Also for the record, I drove a taxi in CA for 3 years, smoked every day, and never had an accident, or was even pulled over by a police officer, so much for cannabis and it’s negative effects on driving. I also worked as a Steam Fitter/welder and did that job very well… and I smoked a little at times. Never been busted for it, and I’m as conservative as Ted Cruz.
 June 1, 2015 at 8:55pm
Good post RAMJR, I agree. When a person or group of people declare that they will not abide by the rules and laws of civilized society, you have but two choices, either terminate them, or remove them from society for good. Maybe the French had something with Devil’s Island.
 June 1, 2015 at 8:37pm
First off, let me say I’m all in favor of Military spending on new and more effective tools, and MORE financial support for our guys/gals in Uniform. Having said that, this tool isn’t and never was intended to fight ISIS. It’s intended for more dangerous threats, like China or Russia for instance. I’ve posted over and over again how America could put an end to all Islamic terrorism within one year, without putting thousands of boots on the ground, spending trillions of our hard earned tax dollars, or killing innocent Muslims. I won’t go into the details again, but the gist of it is to make the Islamist fear their fate with us more than their hatred for us. Look up General (Black Jack) Pershing and how he stopped the Islamist uprising… almost 100 years ago.
Yes, it makes a great lube for cast, swaged lead bullets of moderate velocity. Not so much for high speed jacketed ones, though. However, filling the cavities of hollow points with it would have the same "Come to Jesus" effect.
 June 1, 2015 at 8:10pm
It’s fun to be alive in these times. Now the 50′s and 60′s were a great time to grow up in America, but with all that’s going on in the world, and here at home, the next decade is going to be a blast. Full speed ahead you liberal/progressives, pass the ammo and hold on, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
I haven’t had this much fun since the cow bit granny!
Black people were being lynched on a regular basis in the ’50s and ’60s. It’s not surprising that you would consider those great times to grow up in the United States.
 June 1, 2015 at 8:05pm
I’m with you Monk… I said almost the same thing months ago. Hillary no more wants to be President than I do, she thought she did, but after having to work at State, instead of just lounging and vacationing, combined with all the loot she and her boss (Bill), pilfered, why the hell would she want to take on all that headache causing work?
Not too sure on who the Queen will support yet. Things are going to get interesting, to say the least.
The 'Queen' isn't going to support anyone because she is so damaged and continues to damage herself on purpose that any support from her will hurt the Dem's.
I think she'll have a(nother) fake health issue like a heart attack or a stroke and will be off the radar completely as physically incapacitated.
We can only wish that's the case. But...sadly for the nation this woman wants to be Queen and everything is geared up for that to happen. The media is playing along with it. No bad news will stop this woman from attaining the crown. Sorry!!!
 June 1, 2015 at 7:58pm
Finally… someone, besides me, sees the irony of this nonsense!
June 1, 2015 at 4:40am
You DO have a way with words Monk!
 May 30, 2015 at 7:58am
America could put an end to all Islamic terrorism within one year. Not only that, but we wouldn’t have to send hundreds of thousands of our young men/women into those hell holes as cannon fodder, and it wouldn’t cost billions of dollars. It’s very simple, all we have to do is make the Islamist more afraid of their fate with us then their hatred for us, and here’s how.
First we send a few SEAL/s to capture 5 or 6 of their really bad guys and bring them back here. Next step is to set up a good HD sound stage in an undisclosed location. Then we dig a pit 12′x12′x10′ with a door on one end and chairs overlooking the pit on the other end.
Scene open: We hear the National Anthem playing softly while we see a squad of female Marines marching the prisoners in and handcuffing them to the chairs. Marine removed their blindfolds. The camera pans the bad guy’s faces, they look confused and a little frightened… they should be! After a minute we see the pit door open up and 6 of those big old wild hogs come running into it. Back to the faces, they’re no longer confused, but they all have the look of sheer panic, for they know what’s coming. Female Marine lifts the first one up and whacks him in the knees and throws him into the pit. Hogs do what they do best. Each bad guy gets his turn with the hogs. After the meal, the toughest Marine gets a close up and says the following; If you are caught using terrorism as a weapon, this too will be your fate, you have been warned, have a nice day.