So Many Reasons to Give Thanks

This has been a crazy few weeks in the news, every day a new revelation of boorish or even criminal behavior, a never ending stream of sordidness.

While it’s easy to get wrapped up in these things and focus on all the deceitfulness and skulduggery afoot, instead let’s take the time to truly reflect on the many blessings we’ve been given over the last year.

Here’s my list.

  • I’ve been at my new job at a new company for a bit over a year now. I get to geek out and do all the math-y data-nerd things I love best, for nearly double the salary. Much thanks there!
  • We have an amazing man in President Donald J Trump, someone who finally gets it. The support for our military, police, and the average citizen is so apparent and so welcome. He may not have the smooth-talking polish of politicians, but what he says and more importantly what he does is a thousand times more genuine.
  • Our investments are growing at an amazing rate. People think economic issues don’t impact them directly, but my 401(k) and regular brokerage account balances beg to disagree.
  • I had a great garden season and I was able to get vegetables put up for the first time (versus just eating it all fresh). Green beans, tomato sauce, and more. Being self-sufficient is important to me, even more so in times of uncertainty.
  • I have a husband who loves me and has supported me in so many ways, that I now get to support soon in his career change, he’s on the list for a place in an NRA-approved gunsmithing program, and we’re praying he gets a slot for fall 2018.
  • Our fur family is healthy and happy, and growing. We recently took in a rescued border collie mix dog (pictured), and just two nights ago a beautiful Siamese cat walked up to our front porch and announced that He. Wanted. Inside. Looking for his owner, but he may become part of the growing zoo here.
  • My daughter of choosing (my husband’s step-daughter from his ex) has grown into an accomplished young woman and is finding her way after graduating from college, as is her brother. She’ll be here for a visit at New Year’s and we can’t wait to see her.
  • We took down some trees this summer, I have firewood to last all season lessening our dependence on expensive oil. There’s something about the warmth of a fire that just can’t come from a furnace vent!
  • Having culled my social media contacts of people who were toxic, there’s far less stress in my online life. I don’t avoid opposing views, just those who spew venom and hate.
  • Our values and are way of life will not be systematically torn down, not with our current administration in charge. Live is good, America is returning to greatness.

I hope you find many things to be thankful for this year!


I Love the Smell of Coffee and Guns in the Morning!

If you disarm the law-abiding public, all that will remain really will be the inmates running the asylum.  

With the horrific news out of Texas yesterday, the liberals are of course screaming for “common sense gun control,” which of course we already have.

First, some spot-on humor produced by our friends at Black Rifle Coffee back in January. Buy their coffee. Good stuff, Maynard. Then we’ll get to the discussion after the video.

What we know so far:

  • The shooter was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force based on a domestic violence conviction. This is grounds for losing his gun rights.
  • Simple possession of that gun was illegal, even if he had legally obtained it prior to his conviction and discharge.
  • If he purchased it after his conviction and discharge, he perjured himself on the background check application.
  • A neighbor of the church with a lawfully possessed firearm shot and injured the shooter as he attempted to flee, eventually resulting in a crash and the shooter’s death.

What the left screaming for gun control never wants to acknowledge is that the overwhelming majority of gun violence committed in this country is by individuals who are already outlawed from owning or possessing guns, and those guns are most likely stolen.

Every tweet from the left about “it’s not too soon to debate gun control,” which of course is not really an invitation to debate, should be met with a requirement to watch a full episode of Live PD. Criminals with stolen guns committing more crimes.

If you disarm the law-abiding public, all that will remain really will be the inmates running the asylum.

Why are we Afraid to be Nice?

We have many important things going on nationally and in the world, but we can Make America Great Again here at home, just by being neighborly.

I had a seemingly mundane interaction with a man at the gas station the other day, but the more I thought about it, the angrier I actually got — not at him, but at where we’ve found ourselves thanks to hysterical liberal feminist bullshit.

I tell the story in the video here, but let’s just say a man nearly didn’t offer me unsolicited assistance, because he seemed afraid it might offend my sensibilities. What a sad commentary on our world today!

We have many important things going on nationally and in the world, but we can Make America Great Again here at home, just by being neighborly.



Send in the Marine. Take Back Washington!

Husband, Father, Marine, MBA. My kind of guy!

Husband, Father, Marine, MBA. My kind of guy! Kevin Nicholson is running in Wisconsin for the senate seat currently held by Democrat Tammy Baldwin. We’ve got a year to get Kevin to Washington, but support needs to be deployed now!

Through gaining a strong, Trump-supporting Senate seat through the election of Kevin, we also remove the threat Tammy Baldwin represents with her beliefs:

  • Baldwin is a local advocate for single-payer, government-run healthcare — Because the VA is doing so well as a benchmark for government performance.
  • Baldwin is soft on immigration, even going so far as to vote no on the 2006 Congressional resolution to honor the victims of 9/11 because of alleged divisive language.
  • Baldwin wants to label more private sector employees as lobbyists in the hopes of preventing them from holding key elected offices or committee appointments.
  • Baldwin believes in politics as a profession, business people should be obstructed or even barred from service
  • Baldwin makes specious attacks on those in the financial sector who earn compensation from capital gains of private equity funds as somehow not contributing their fair share.
  • Baldwin voted No in the Senate on every appointment made by President Trump.
  • Baldwin opposes voter ID laws – the most rural of rural Indian and Mexican voters all have ID, there’s no reason we can’t accomplish the same.

Our first hurdle is securing the primary election for Kevin. Show your support for this patriot Marine and Trump supporter today, with even the smallest of donations. Send in the Marine. Take Back Washington!

Here is my Voice!

If you’re a liberal, you probably won’t like what you see, bless your hearts.

Enough is enough. Contrary to popular main stream media and leftist beliefs, women who support Trump are independent-minded individuals with their own motivations and opinions. You want to hear our voices? Here they are. If you’re a liberal, you probably won’t like what you see, bless your hearts. Read. Learn. Or not, we’ll continue using our voice to support President Trump and candidates in the mid-terms that support his policies that will Make America Great Again. Join me on the Trump Train!

— Annie