…”NO MORE HAND ME DOWNS”!…

After THREE different “Delivery Dates”, via an on line order, I’m supposed to be gettin’ My NEW Computer today. Yeah, I know, many of you out there thinkin’ “What’s the big deal, it’s just a computer”? It’s a BIG deal for me! I’ve NEVER had a NEW Computer. Every computer I’ve ever gotten has been a “Hand Me Down”. I got what wasn’t good enough, anymore for another family member, because THEY needed the NEW one with all the “Bells & Whistles”. Ole Bill/Dad doesn’t need all that technology! He could be dangerous! Hell, even at work, I NEVER had a NEW Computer. It was a “Hand Me Down” because some Manager, at the top, thought they needed the NEW one, more, so that they could occupy their busy days by checkin’ the Stock Market, watchin’ their 401K, playin’ Solitaire, shopin’ on Ebay, or what ever their personal mission of the day was. It started the “Trickle Down Effect”. When the New one came in they would get their old one scrubbed down by the IT dept. Then the next level Mgr would decide he needed the “Ole Bosses scrubbed unit” & so on until it got to me, or who ever else was in need of one. I grew up on “Hand Me Downs”! NOT this time! “All  the Stars & Planets have lined up for ME”, again! The day is HERE, MY NEW Computer will be here TODAY! I feel like a child on their Birthday or @ Christmas. The anticipation is killin’ me! I’ll be lookin’ out the window every-time I hear the sound of what I think could be “The Delivery Truck” comin’ down the driveway {{{wait a minute! Nope!}}}, all 200 ft from the road! Now I’ll have to learn a lot of new systems & processes, but I’m lookin’ forward to it. “NO MORE HAND ME DOWNS”! I need another Mug-O-Joe…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”we’ll see it all again, on TV”…

Out on The Deck 5-26-16I am so sorry for all of my friends that live in the Birmingham/Jefferson County areas that are prone to FLOODIN’. Havin’ grown up in the East Lake area of Birmingham & worked in the Tarrant City area (Jefferson County) I have experienced my share of FLOODS there. Think about this for a moment. The areas that have a tendency to FLOOD are NOT NEW. Most of these areas have been FLOODIN’ for over 40 to 50 years. Over the years how much construction/building has taken place in these areas. Remember, for every foot of ground that gets paved over it is one less foot of ground, now multiply that out, that can absorb run off water. Now I know there are times when it comes so fast odds are there will be FLOODIN”. Just not as often or severe. But think about this, how much improvement has been made to relieve this FLOODIN’. Yes, there are NEW drain pipes put in as the buildin’/construction takes place. But, just WHERE does all of that water go? Where is it funneled to? Into the exact over stressed Creeks & Small Streams that all of a sudden become Ragin’ Rivers! As trash floats into narrow areas it gets lodged, causin’ waters to back up, causin’ what? FLOODIN’!  Have you ever thought about askin’ the Leaders of said communities about the Creeks & Small Streams bein’ dredged out? From the head waters ALL THE WAY to the Major Rivers they flow into? Just how often should this be done? WHERE should the Tax Dollars come from to do this? No, I guess not. Those Tax Dollars need to go to develop decayin’ neighborhoods to make the citizens feel good, See What We Have Done For You! Not that they don’t need it, but which would be the BEST long term investment? Yep, they feel real good & thankful to their Leaders.Then on comin’ waters start to BACK UP/FLOOD again! The MORE RAIN that falls the more the BACK UP/FLOODIN’ occurs. Then there are the ROADS we ALWAYS SEE, the same ones over & over & over again, on TV, that are UNDERWATER! What do the {{{{{ CRAZIES}}}}} do? Try to drive thru the FLOODED ROADS that are underwater? What are they thinkin’? Then they need to be RESCUED for bein’ STUPID! They should be charged for Stupid Actions! The TV Stations waist time on showin’ it all on TV because apparently there’s nothin’ more important happenin’ around the world to report about. Or its something that the MSM doesn’t want the viewers to see & know about. Oh well, it’ll probably rain again tomorrow. If it does, in the same areas as it did the day before, well, we’ll see it all again, on TV. Until next time…”Hold’em Hook”…..BG>

…”the Freedoms we enjoy still today”…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA! Today is the 241st Birthday of Our/MY Country. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was under way. But on July 4th, 1776, in the midst of a War, The Thirteen Colonies declared independence as the United States of America. Many have Fought & TOO many have DIED, thru 241 years, fighting to preserve Our/MY Country/These United States of America. I hope that ALL YOU AMERICANS, today, will take just a few moments out of your celebrations of this day to remember all those Men & Women. For without their sacrifices, and all that fought alongside of them (even today), the Freedoms we enjoy still today would not exist. THINK about that. Think long & hard because too many are tryin’ to give those RIGHTS away. God Bless you all & God Bless The United States of America.” Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Now, is this tellin’ me, a Veteran, somethin'”…

Sittin’ here this mornin’, on July 1, 2017, I find myself readin’ various posts about the VA Hospital & the Negative Issues around the Country. As I mentioned in a previous Post the other day “I stand by MY Personal Experiences with the Birmingham, AL VA Hospital as ALL bein’ good experiences”! But as I sit here thinkin’ back about my last two trips to the VA Hospital my mind went to wanderin’ again. When I was there on March 13, 2017 I happen to notice all of the Pictures of, FORMER, President Obama scattered all over the halls I walked down. I guess the reason I  happen to notice them was, because, about that time I was hearing & reading things about the VA Administration facilities NOT having “Official Pictures of, FORMER, President Obama replaced with Pictures of, CURRENT, President Trump. At the time the “Official Excuse” issued was that there had not been an “Officially Approved Picture” of, CURRENT, President Trump issued. Some reports mentioned there had even been Pictures of, CURRENT, President Trump put up in place of, FORMER, President Obama, only to be removed over night & Obama pictures Re-Hung! So, when I was walkin’ down the halls of the Birmingham, AL VA Hospital this week, June 28, 2017, I noticed all of the Pictures of, FORMER, President Obama had been removed! Many, if not all, of the walls had been repainted. And I must say they looked nice! But I didn’t notice a SINGLE picture of, CURRENT, President Trump! I consider myself a pretty observant person. Now, I will say it is possible that I may have missed ONE. But they weren’t on almost EVERY hall as, FORMER, President Obama’s had been. Now, is this tellin’ me, a Veteran, somethin’? Hum-m-m…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”There’s always a lesson learned”…

Out on The Deck 5-26-16Sittin’ here this mornin’ just thinkin’ about yesterday. I was headed into “The Ham” for an afternoon appointment @ The VA Hospital. Just gettin’ these Ole Knees checked out. Let ME just say “I have never had a bad visit there”. I had Knee Surgery there back in 1976 and it all went well. With all of the Negative Press the VA Hospitals get I just want to share my Positive, personal, opinion with the Folks I have encountered there. Nuff said! On my way in I was goin’ to just drop in @ a friends office to pick up some financial print outs my Bride & I had requested. Well, we got stared talkin’ about financials of course & other issues. “My drop in” turned into about 1 1/2 hours. But I must admit I always enjoy visitin’ with my friend & discussin’ Global Issues & the effects they have on my financial investments. There’s always a lesson learned when I chat with him. My thoughts are with you my friend…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”But oh they’ll ALL be Talkin’ “…

THANK GOD IT WASN’T ANY WORSE THAN IT WAS!…

This mornin’ our Nation suffered from the actions of yet another CRAZY! At approximately 7:00am ET/6:00am CT a Stranger, I’ll refer to him as Stranger #1, on a street in Alexandria, Virginia asks another Stranger, I’ll refer to him as Stranger #2, about some men out on a Baseball Field in a local park, “are those Democrats or Republicans”?  Stranger #2 responds “Republicans”. Just a few moments later GUNSHOTS begin to ring out! A US Congressman lays on the ground WOUNDED! Luckily it wasn’t Life Threatening we later found out. And few others as well, including Protection Detail members. Also, Stranger #1, the shooter, was shot & taken down. After hearing the reports on the News, about all that had transpired, by the DC Police & Alexandria, Virginia Poilce, & as well as others, I predicted (@ approximately 11:00am ET/10:00amCT) “I just wonder if the “Shooter” will ever make it to the inside of a Court? Hum-m-m-m…”. I less than an one (1) I then heard the “Shooter had passed away”. I then posted a second comment (@ approximately 11:45am ET/10:45amCT) “I hate to say “I told you so, but, I TOLD YOU SO”!…“. Now, let the RUMORS Begin! ALL of the Talkin’ Heads are droolin’, as they rush for their microphones & cameras, to be the 1st to spew what little is STILL known about exactly happened & why. Hell, most of them will be Talkin’ just to hear themselves Talk! But oh they’ll ALL be Talkin’! You know it’s goin’ to happen…”Hold’em Hook”…..BG>

…”Future Leader of the this country?”…

As I sit here this mornin’ sippin’ my “Mornin’ Joe” and catchin’ up on the News from yesterday & over night I have seen & heard several snippets of a speech that a United States Senator, a DemocRAT, delivered. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, from the Great/Sorry Liberal State of New York, at a Personal Democracy Forum at New York University. This told me all I needed to know about Her, New York University, the Students in attendance, their acceptance & approval as reflected by their response/applause to her choice of words. I wonder how PROUD her Parents were of her at that moment in time? Total Lack of CLASS by all!

So is this where the DemocRATic Party is headed? Hum-m-m-m…DemocRATic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s command of “The F Bomb”. Impressive or Embarrassing? Mistake?-NO! Intended?-Oh YES! Strictly for EFFECT. Wasn’t she cute? Just “Playin’ to her audience. It was done too many times to be a “Slip Of The Tongue”. So, this DemocRAT has visions of being the Future Leader of the this country? So goes the The DemocRATic, Socialist, Communist Party Slide we’re on…”Hold’em Hook”!….BG>