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.

Is there a Coup in the Works?

Not long ago Stephen Coonts put out a new book. LIBERTY’S LAST STAND. Islamic terrorists lit the fuse…but a treacherous president planted the bomb. With the nation in shock over a series of Islamist outrages (shooting up a Catholic grade school and a baseball game are just two of them) by “refugees”, the president of the United States – Barry Soetoro – imposes martial law, cancels the imminent presidential election, and suspends the Constitution. In response, Texas secedes—and what follows is the bloodiest, most harrowing internal insurrection since the Civil War. The purges that follow arrest thousands of people, including … Continue reading

THE CLINTON BODY BAGS *Purely coincidental

This came across to me yesterday, and seems to be something well worth putting out to the world (again) in one place.  For those too young to remember, a start on this road again with the election of Hillary. What an amazing list of mere coincidences….. *Purely coincidental?* *THE CLINTON BODY BAGS* *Food for Thought * Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many “friends” of the Clintons. 1- *James McDougal *- Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation. … Continue reading

What REALLY is a High Powered Assault Rifle?

(From FreedomOutpost)   Sometimes you really do wonder if some politicians are lying or just plain ignorant. The latest example of this wonder if Florida Representative Alan Grayson, who thinks the AR-15 is a real fully automatic “assault rifle.” In an interview following the shooting in Orlando by a follower of Islam’s Muhammad, Grayson made the ridiculous claim that an AR-15 can fire 700 rounds per minute. In speaking of Islamic jihadist Omar Mateen, Grayson said, “If he were who he was and he was not able to buy a weapon that shoots off 700 rounds in a minute, a lot … Continue reading

Was the Colorado Vote Rigged Against Trump

Trump lost Colorado by 100% to Zero.  And Trump and his supporters have cried “FOUL”, and contend that the vote was rigged against him. He kind of ignored the rules there (and in a couple of other states) where he lost. Maybe he was playing a different game – he always has played by his own version of the rules. Maybe the rules were “rigged” against him, but that rigging was done back in 1912, and had Trump or his people taken time to read the rules, he might have done much better. And Trump has also benefited by the … Continue reading

Stop whining. Change things.

I’m not posting much right now.  I want to wait until we have something positive to blog about.  A chosen candidate.  I am not interested in the vicious attacks of those people who hate candidate X.  However, Pamela Adams has a few words to say about the primary process.  She says: When Sen. Bernard Sanders won New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton walked away with the majority of delegates, people were shocked but made some very funny “spreading the wealth around” jokes. When Sen. Ted Cruz started winning delegates at conventions in Colorado and then Wyoming, the cries of fowl play … Continue reading

The Importance of YOUR vote.

Please read this closely.  For the purpose of THIS article I do not care who the Republican nominee is.  A number of people, intelligent people, principled people, religious people, ethical people have stated they will not vote for (Trump)(Cruz).  Some have said they will vote for (Hillary)(Bernie) if (Trump)(Cruz) wins.  Others say they will stay home.  Others say they will write in some name or vote for a 3rd Party.  The information below came from a friend, but she got it from another source, which I do not know.  The facts, however, are correct. No matter who wins the (R) … Continue reading

Does Your Religion Help You To Vote?

Well, the other day I got an article entitled “Major Catholic Leaders Oppose Trump“. We tend to avoid religious discussions here but since I thought that this subject might make an interesting look at how the election is shaping up (since I am a Catholic and will probably end up voting for Trump if things play out the way they are looking now) I asked ‘Nox if he thought this would be an OK item to post, as long as I went and also attached other religion viewpoints.  It seemed like an easy thing – just grab a few official … Continue reading

British Gun Laws

Part 3 of Foreign gun laws Most of the source of this comes from Wikipedia.   British laws are complex, confusing, and contradictory. They are also subject to differing interpretations by different police jurisdictions. The legislation is interpreted in different ways by different police authorities. For example, some authorities allow clubs to possess long-barrelled pistols for members to use, and allow members who own them to allow other members to use them. Other authorities place the condition that only the owner may fire them; it is an offence for anyone else to even touch the firearm. This effectively requires member … Continue reading

The REALLY FIRST Thanksgiving in America

I recently came across a series of articles on items American history that I was aware of (well, aware of some of them, at least), but not really cognizant of their details.  As I have some friends in the Southwest (Arizona/New Mexico) I have become more aware of a long-neglected part of the history of the US.  Much of our cherished beliefs are WRONG.  For example, the oldest continuously occupied (by Europeans) city in the US is Saint Augustine Florida, founded in 1565, and the capitol of Florida until 1824.  Here is a recent article I came across – just … Continue reading

German Gun Laws

Part 2 of Other Country Gun Laws Part 1 was France (inspired by the terrorist attacks of 13NOV15) This article was originally published by Oliver Weiss on March 22, 2011. Here is an introduction into German gun laws; for a better understanding why Germans often only have few guns. Here’s the basic story . . . In general, Germans may posses firearms, including semi-automatic handguns/rifles. There are restrictions on the weapon’s caliber, barrel length and brass size. Everything larger than 20mm–20mm comes within German “War Weapons Control Act”—is considered unlawful for private users. To possess a firearms, an individual needs … Continue reading

Calling Down God’s Blessing on Murder

I thought that, at 68, I’d pretty much seen it all.  Churches have women and queer Priests and Bishops.   Good is bad; free speech is not allowed; Democrats are not democratic, the party that saved America from the Nazis is now socialist-fascist, but the latest thing is the blessing of murder as a God-given gift. And not from some off-the-wall nut group. It’s the United Methodist Church.  One of the so-called mainstream churches.  They claim to be: PRO FAITH – Well, my faith says in its commandments “Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder”  Not “Kill”, but murder.  The Arfamaic and Hebrew … Continue reading

Stem Cells do Work – As Long as They are From Adults – not Aborted Babies

There has been a lot of whining from the kill the baby movement about how fetal stem cells are used in science and are going to cure all our ills. Well, I have looked about, and so far have not found a single major breakthrough from fetal stem cell research. I did, however, find one from ADULT DONOR STEM CELLS. From REUTERS: By Kate Kelland A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first human use of an “off-the-shelf” cell therapy from Cellectis that creates designer immune cells. One-year-old … Continue reading

French Gun Laws

I came across this article by Sebastian O. [Originally published on April 12, 2012] while looking at the laws governing private ownership of guns in France. No one had the ability to shoot back, because, basically, no one has the right to be armed in France.  I have also tracked down stuff on German and British, so once a week for a couple of weeks you’re gonna get the wacky world of gun laws (BB you wanna do Canada or should I include it in mine?)  vonM So, you’re thinking about moving to France, sitting under the Eiffel Tower, sipping … Continue reading

A Survey On Certain Religious Concerns

A liberal friend of mine recently posted a hysterical diatribe on Face Book about Republicans want to make Christianity the national religion. She based her panic on one small section of a poorly written survey done by “Public Policy Polling”. According to Wikipedia, “Public Policy Polling (PPP) is a U.S. polling firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. PPP was founded in 2001 by businessman Dean Debnam. PPP is described as one of the “most accurate” polling companies and also as a “Democratic-leaning” polling company because it polls only for Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations on a private basis. In … Continue reading

Conservative. Black. Female. (and, of course, hated by the left)

I’m not a Rand Paul fan. He has some good ideas, but for the most part his concept of foreign affairs is pretty poor, I believe. I like his father even less. That said – Paul is consistent, honest, honourable, and a firm believer in what he stands for. He is polite, well educated (in his field) , knowledgeable on many subjects, and treats everyone with dignity and respect. This woman is a Rand Paul fan, and quite articulate about it. What she has to say translates to all conservatives, and her message should be forwarded to ALL women and … Continue reading

Minorities and the Police – One solution to solving a conflict

Over the past few years there have been a number of “incidents” between police and (usually) black persons. Several of these have ended with the black man being killed. Immediately the black “community” (race hustlers and professional racists for the most part) scream that blacks are being hunted down and killed by white cops. Blacks make up 13 percent of the US population.  They make up between 3 and 5 percent of the cops. Zero percent in some locales. But they make up, at the same time, close to half the stops and arrests. More in some places. Is this … Continue reading

Stand By for MASSIVE Voter Fraud

From AOL News: Oregon is first state to adopt automatic voter registration SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Seventeen years after Oregon decided to become the first state to hold all elections with mail-in ballots, it took another pioneering step on Monday to broaden participation by automatically registering people to vote. Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill that puts the burden of registration on the state instead of voters. Under the legislation, every adult citizen in Oregon who has interacted with the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division since 2013 but hasn’t registered to vote will receive a ballot in the mail … Continue reading

Murder Central Closes More Death Camps

From Townhall: With the Republican waves of 2010 and 2014, the number of abortion clinics have experience a precipitous decline in recent years. In fact, the number of abortion clinics operating in the United States has reached a 20-year low. Sixty clinics were closed in 2014 alone. According to the Hill, only 551 clinics remain open throughout the entire country. Republicans control two-thirds of the governorships and the most state legislatures since 1920. Roughly half the country live in Republican-controlled states. This has been instrumental in curbing the pro-abortion agenda espoused by the left–and it seems as if pro-life success won’t be retreating … Continue reading

Get Rid of State Marriage Licenses

There has been a large amount of discussion about homosexual marriage, pro and con.  And the homosexual lobby has gone on and on, suing this and that, florists, bakeries, and at least one wedding chapel.  Now comes something new:  NO state marriage license.  The state will get out of the marriage business completely.  You want to get married?  Go to YOUR church and get married.  You get a  MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE from an entity licensed to give them.  that could be YOUR church, or, if he feels like it, the pastor of the church down the block (but he does not … Continue reading