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.

Quote of the Day

“Well, The Year Is Finally Wrapped up, Looking Back, I Made Mistakes Along Just like The Next Man, As a Matter of Fact, I Have Wronged, Disappointed, Been Inpatient a Little Insecure, Been Out of Control and at Times Hard to Bare With. My Prayer Dear Family and Friend is That You Forgive Me and Continue to Bare With Me as I Look Upon Myself and Work on Myself on The Next Coming Years, I Haven’t Been The Best of Friends But Sure I Will As I Continue To Seek God’s Enlightenment and Wisdom. I Love You All and Bless … Continue reading

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. Neil Gaiman

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“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!” ― Dave Barry

RELIGION WARNING: Christmas From The Koran (Quran)

Even the Muslims Recognize the importance of Christmas, and of Christ.  The following verses are from the 19th Sura of the Koran: [19:16] Mention in the scripture Mary. She isolated herself from her family, into an eastern location. [19:17] While a barrier separated her from them, we sent to her our Spirit. He went to her in the form of a human being. [19:18] She said, “I seek refuge in the Most Gracious, that you may be righteous.” [19:19] He said, “I am the messenger of your Lord, to grant you a pure son.” [19:20] She said, “How can I … Continue reading

Merry Christmas to Everyone (and Happy Hanukkah to some of you as well)

Now that is is OK to say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. I would like to shout to the world: In any language, there is a reason for the season Merry Christmas                                     United States Fröhliche Weihnachten                           Germany Gut Jol                                                   Denmark Feliz Navidad                                         Spain Feliz Natal                                              Portugal Gleðlig Jöl                                              Iceland Bon Natale                                             Latin Houska Joula                                          Finland Chúc mùng giáng sinh                            VietNam Buon Natale                                           Italy Joyeux Noël                                           France Happy Christmas                                    England Felices Pasquas                                     Argentina Tchestita Koleda                                    Bulgaria Gajan Kristnaskon                                  Esperanto Ruumsaid juuluphi                                  Estonia Mele Kalikimaka                                     Hawaii Selamat Hari Natal                                 Indonesia Cestitamo Bozic                                     Yugoslavia God Jul                                                  Norway Sarbatori Fericite                                    Romania Sretan … Continue reading

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“I must admit that even I am a little taken aback at the biblical ignorance displayed by people educated in more recent decades than I was. . . . The King James Bible of 1611 — the Authorized Version — includes passages of outstanding literary merit in its own right. . . . But the main reason the English Bible needs to be part of our education is that it is a major source-book for literary culture. . . . Surely ignorance of the Bible is bound to impoverish one’s appreciation of English literature.” . Richard Dawkins, world renowned atheist, … Continue reading

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“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were … Continue reading

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“On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” . – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823 . Dear Lefties. Please note, this also refers to the Electoral College and the reason for it’s existence – not to support mob rule, but to protect the rights of the … Continue reading