About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.

Causing Trouble with Suggestions from 1988

I wandered through some old stuff this week.  Stuff I wrote long before I ever heard of Hardnox.  Stuff I wrote back in 1988 when George H.W. Bush was running for President.  I thought I would bring this stuff out and throw it into the wind and see what kind of trouble I can stir up with old ideas.   1. A commission of citizens shall be drawn from the affected community to determine the understandability of a law. If this commission cannot agree on the meaning of the law, the law shall be sent back for rewriting. This commission … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

We must be able to arrest people before they commit crimes. By registering guns and knowing who has them we can do that. If they have guns they are pretty likely to commit crimes. Mary Ann Carlson (ex) State Senator from Vermont (Yes, she is a Democrat) Mary Ann Carlson was defeated in a Vermont state senate race in 1994 after introducing gun control legislation that would have established a gun registry and a wait period for buying handguns.

Quote of the Day

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” Lao Tzu

Quote of the Day

The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization. Otto von Bismarck