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

“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.” . – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader. – Max De Pree     Published VERY late as I have spent 2 days with a broken down RV in New Mexico without internet access. Finally have gotten repaired and am stopped in Yuma Arizona for the night.

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“Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” . General George Casey Who was worried that diversity might become a casualty of the Fort Hood shooting. Not worried, of course, about Muslim terrorists, or the deaths of more than a dozen American soldiers.

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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many … Continue reading

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Social media websites are no longer performing an envisaged function of creating a positive communication link among friends, family and professionals. It is a veritable battleground, where insults fly from the human quiver, damaging lives, destroying self-esteem and a person’s sense of self-worth. . Anthony Carmona, SC, ORTT is the fifth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office since 2013. Previously he was High Court Judge at the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago, and he served as a Judge of the International Criminal Court from 2012 to 2013

ASSHAT ALERT: Trump Could Destroy The Local Economies

ALERT: Trump Could Destroy The Local Economies Illegal immigrants are boycotting Arizona by the thousands and moving elsewhere – showing their outrage with Donald Trump’s proposed law of sending illegal immigrants back to their native countries. In the small town of Guadalupe, AZ, south of Phoenix, Manuel Renaldo is one of those who are vowing to punish Arizona by leaving. As he loaded his stolen car with his taxpayer-furnished belongings and family of ten, Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter: “It’s a matter of principle; I refuse to be supported by a state that treats me like a criminal!” … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

In the end I believe my generation will surprise everyone.  We already know that both political parties are playing both sides from the middle and we’ll elect a true outsider when we fully mature.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not a business tycoon who can’t be bought and who does what’s right for the people.  Someone like Donald Trump as crazy as that sounds.     Kurt Cobain – 1993