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

Every State has the primary duty to protect its own population from grave and sustained violations of human rights, as well as from the consequences of humanitarian crises, whether natural or man-made. Pope Benedict XVI   This is one to use whenever the lefties start claiming that you can’t be Christian unless you let in a zillion Muslims claiming to be refugees.

Quote of the Day

It is evident that the Church is always abandoning more the old traditional structures of European life and, therefore, is changing its appearance and living new forms in itself. It’s clear most of all that the de-Christianization of Europe is progressing, that the Christian element is always vanishing more from the fabric of society. Pope Benedict XVI

Quote of the Day

“Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Happy New Year – QUOTES for the Day

For the New Year, my friends, I have 4 quotes. Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. William Shakespeare The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.   Melody Beattie The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

“…But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

Bob Hope “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness.”   A Merry Christmas and the Blessings of the Lord upon all of you on this day of wonder and Joy.  And may those blessings follow you into the new year and beyond. vonM