Taxation Without Representation- Part 2…

In an earlier post, I wrote about a local Government planning to raise taxes on those living and owning businesses outside it’s limits as a method and means to increase it’s (the city’s) revenue coffers.961948_4799523517293_266851625_n

I called it as it is – taxation without representation.. and it is just that.

It seems; according the local paper, that this City Government ( Decatur, Al. if you were wondering) is basing a majority of it’s budget revenues; none of which those living outside the limits will benefit from, on said tax increase.

According to the ever-so-popular Mayor (said tongue in cheek) the roughly $56.5 million budget is dependent on levying a 2-cent sales tax on the police jurisdiction which is basically a 3-mile area outside the city limits.

The fact that the city is spending more than it takes in on projects to “beautify” itself rather than maintaining or promoting what it already has, is beside the point. The issue here is if the city needs the money to provide services to it’s citizens then by all means let them pay for it…

Not those who are outside the city. Read More..

Filler Post…

Every now and again, the time will come where I can’t do a regular, fact-filled and or opinionated post at the old blog here.

There are a few other irons in the fire that need attending to… and yes, I’m adding one or two others to fill the small gaps in my day.

Anyhow, on those days and times that I previously mentioned above, I’ll throw in a filler post like this one.

There’s not much that most folks; guys in particular, don’t like.

Good music, a beautiful woman and you can hold their attention for a while. Make it three beautiful women along with a smooth jazz tune, talented performers; including the aforementioned females and you definitely have their attention…

And that’s what we have here.

And yes…

Even a Redneck like me can enjoy such things as jazz…

Hope you do too.

All That Is Required..

In the previous post, I touched on the increasing level of gun violence that this country has been experiencing…3adb62458565e775daf44731fabf2b92

And my thoughts on current political ideology that has been shown not to work…. despite what some may say.

It is fairly clear that the current mindset of many liberalistic idiots is that more legislative controls need to be enacted.

This; of course, is definitely NOT the solution to the problem, as time and again it has been proven that should one ‘source’ of destruction be removed from the equation, those seeking to destroy others lives and property will find another means to do so.

As long as there is evil in this world, there will be such death and devastation.. and the evil will continue to flourish as long as those who are of good heart and morality continue to remain silent.

And this; my dear reader, is why I am writing this as I find it hard to do such.

The current administration is one that has done more to destroy the American public than any other President in recent memory…

And we have allowed him to do so.

We have given him not only one, but two terms to use the legislative powers granted in our founding documents to make us look like a nation of babbling fools…

Dependent on Big Brother for all that we need.

We as a Nation are no longer respected among our world peers; our economic strength is no more. We are a laughingstock to our former and current enemies. We are no longer feared militarily, rather instead we are looked at in contempt and scorn.

And we; the people, have no one else to blame but ourselves.

All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.

And that is exactly what good people are doing….

Absolutely nothing.

You may ask why such is important to someone like me….

And I’ll answer that question in a follow up post.




Travel Tip…

It’s the fall season and for many who travel during this time of year…Baltimore-CVS-550x330

Thus avoiding the crowded areas bombarded with oft ill-behaved youth…

Places like Baltimore may seem like a good choice.

Not quite.

Here’s reason number 1 as to why I recommend staying as far away from Baltimore as possible:

Via Fox News

Baltimore’s bloody summer ended with a barrage of bangs, as the rate of homicides and gun crimes continued to spike in the wake of the racially charged case of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody left citizens angry and cops demoralized.

For September, homicides were up 39 percent and non-fatal shootings nearly doubled over the same month in 2014, continuing a disturbing trend that has gripped the Charm City since Gray’s death in April and the rioting that followed. For the year, murders are up 52 percent and non-fatal shootings 80 percent over last year.

“We have highly motivated bad guys in Baltimore,” Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith told

Click the link above to read the rest. Read More..

Taxation Without Representation…

With a h/t to Bayne Hughes for providing some inspiration for this post…

It never fails.no_taxation_without_representation_sticker-p217453637107067095b2o35_400

If a Government is lagging in revenue usually; without fail, the first thing to pop up is the ever not-so-popular idea of raising taxes.

Of course, the Governmental body can always justify said tax increase by saying it will help with schools or roads or some other infrastructure… and half of the time the monies raised never find their way to whatever it was supposed to go to…

Like saying the reason we need alcohol sales is for education…. ahem

Such is the case with a local Governmental body that happens to very close to where I reside.

History has taught (or at it least it should have) the citizenry surrounding this city that despite all the promises in the world, this particular Government cannot be trusted.

Case in point, in years gone by a neighboring smaller community was asked to become part of the larger city by way of annexation. Great were the promises made to the citizens of this fair little town. Sewer services, help in renovation of a neighborhood school for the children, etc and so forth. The little town voted and within time, they were no more a quaint little town but part of the larger one. Read More..

Sunday A.M.

It’s Sunday….

While yesterday was devoted; for the most part, to all things football…

Today like most Sundays in America will be shared in a time of fellowship with others of like precious faith, gathered together to worship the Creator and Giver of all things.

That means today’s post will be like most sermons should; short and sweet and to the point.

As I have been on this journey called Life for some fifty-plus years, I have come to appreciate the simple things that can oft be found… as long as you look for them.

One such thing is the simplicity and beauty of just the human voice, lifted in song. No instrument to accompany it… or to fill in the parts…

Just the voice, as God created it…. singing a melody…. simple and sweet.

To me, tunes like the one in the video below, sung sacred harp style, are such a thing as I’ve described.

Listen and see if you don’t agree…