Saturday Posts . . .

The Definition of Freedom in Real life . . .

Freedom isn’t a word on paper or an abstract concept.

Freedom is a lamp that must be continuously refueled with the blood of those who desire it and believe in it’s worth. If you are unwilling to pay that price, it will never truly be yours. All veterans know this.

Happy Valentine’s Day. . .

And a Happy Anniversary to my wife – we’ve been together for 23 years now!

I also owe an apology to the Biden Administration for my post about our taxes. My wife spent a good chunk of her free time this weekend going back over all of our tax paperwork, and found a small item that was listed wrong in the paperwork. It made a huge difference in our return – and it was the tax prep person who classed it wrong. We just got back from filing an amended return – and between Federal and State we’re getting a bit over $1200 BACK. Much more like normal.

Filing Taxes . . .

My wife and I have, for as long as we’ve been together, filed our taxes as early as possible. This is because we’ve always gotten a Federal refund, and almost always gotten one from the state.

NOT THIS YEAR. Last Friday, we went to file our taxes, and were hit with a huge middle finger from the Biden Administration. Historically, we normally get between $1k and $1.2K USD for a refund. This year we learned we OWE nearly $1K USD. We owe money to both the Federal and State Government – something that has NEVER happened before.

If you haven’t filed your US Taxes yet – DON’T! Start saving money, and wait as long as you can to file. My dear friend Anita is likely the only middle-income person in the US who won’t have to pay taxes this year. Biden is royally screwing the middle-class, all to finance his socialist agenda.

Global Warming . . .

At this point, I don’t think there are very many intelligent, well-informed, people left on the planet who would dispute the idea that the average temperature of the planet is getting higher. What the actual cause of that warming is, well, that is still up for debate.

However, a couple of months ago I watched a documentary that I’ve been meaning to post about on here. That I didn’t post about it earlier was mostly due to all of the other distractions we’ve had going on. Still, I think it is of sufficient importance that I’m forcing myself to go ahead and post about it now.

The name of the documentary is “Kiss The Ground” – and if you have access to Netflix Streaming it is still available on there.

The amazing thing about this documentary is the very simple solution it offers to the problem of Global Warming. Almost every solution I’ve seen suggested involved complex ideas that were either capitalistic or industrial in nature, and relied on heavy-handed governmental intervention. “Kiss the Ground” proposes a solution that any farmer or gardener can implement right on their own property – and could even be used to reclaim land that has previously turned to pure waste.

If you have even a couple of hours of free time between now and the end of the year, you owe it to yourself (and the planet) to watch this documentary. If you agree with me after you’ve seen it, buy a copy for every elected official in your area and mail it to them, if for no other reason than getting us out of the complicated schemes proposed by people who would take advantage of a global crisis for personal gain.

RIP – US Senator Bob Dole

I can’t express how greatly this affects me. Bob Dole was not only a fellow veteran, but a man who cared about his fellow veterans. He was also a fellow Kansan, who cared about the welfare of all Kansans. Bob Dole was a role model, an idol, and a person of great respect to me. I’ll always love what he stood for, and hope that someone of equal caliber can rise to his level of influence in Washington, DC.

If there is any justice in the UNIVERSE, please, let his legacy be honored. I’m crying so hard right now that I am having trouble even typing this.