Keep Your Eye on the Ball!

When I first started playing baseball, I was told, to keep my eye on the ball. It is sound guidance for the beginner, the novice and the pro. Generally, when the fielder misses the ball, it is because he took his eye off the ball, anticipating what he will do next. My coach always told me, “First, catch the ball. Then throw it.

The same is true at batting. The batter should actually see the ball hit the bat. It greatly increases the chance of hitting it. If he is looking at that left field fence, he will likely never make contact with the ball… or he will foul it off.

Same thing in football. Don’t look at the defender as you catch the ball. Granted, it is difficult to remember when he is about to hit you just as hard as he can. The fact is, he is going to hit you weather or not if you catch the ball. So you may as well concentrate on catching it.

Even the kickers must learn to keep their eye on the ball, this in spite of knowing exactly where it is. I never played regular golf, but I am told it it important to keep your eye on the ball there too. However, I did find it to be a good idea even in miniature golf when all I did was putt the ball. It is a little bit trickier when you must time the swing with those windmill blades in the way.

What’s my point? Did you ever notice those FOCs like to distract us. When we see people flowing over the border, they start talking about something else. When we see what a disaster Biden had in Afghanistan, have you noticed, neither he nor the media has said a thing about it in weeks. They don’t want you to think about those who are still stranded and likely to remain so.

The problem is that in politics, it is difficult to keep your eye on the ball, especially with Biden. He has been juggling so many of them.

Terminology

The FOC folks don’t like us referring to illegal aliens as illegal aliens. Sorry FOC types. That is what they are. It is the way they are defined by law.

Before they step across the border, they are aliens. The instant they cross the border they are illegal aliens. Moreover, they have broken the law. By law they are subject to incarceration. In truth, they should be. In truth, they should then be returned to their own country immediately. That is the way the law says it. As usual, the FOCs only enforce the laws they want to enforce. That is what makes them Friends Of Criminals. In the truest since, the FOCs are criminals too. After all, they are aiding and abetting criminals, and not just illegal aliens. Sometimes they aid and abet legal aliens in breaking the law by encouraging to vote. Then again, they also aid citizens breaking the law as in looting, arson and assault. It is sort of what they do in their effort for power.

By the way, why isn’t Fauci in prison. He has millions of murders to his credit.

Money, Money, Money

Here we go again… authorizing congress to spend more money, which we don’t have.

Okay. If that is really the way you want it. Fine. I likely won’t have to stick around and help pay it off. If I am here another five years, it will surprise me.

However, as you give the authorization away to spend money and tax us, you are also giving them the ability to control us. In a short time, they will. I just hope I don’t live to see that day.

Our forefathers fought to secure the most precious gift they could pass down to us, FREEDOM. Now, without a second thought, we just give it away. Most likely, it will not ever be retrieved. Then, instead of doing what we want, we will do as we are told. Those who have the nerve to question will be imprisoned or killed.

Just remember. This is not one of those mistakes that you can fix with an eraser. There is no way to remove it with a backspace key. It is more permanent than ink. When you see that what I say is true, it will already be too late, if it is not already past the point no return.

The FOCs Do Not Understand Oil

It’s so simple, a ten-year-old understands it, but the dems just can’t get their arms around it. When the price of oil goes up, the price of everything goes up. The reason is as simple as ABC. Oil, in some way or form is used to make everything.

The farmer uses it to plow the field and for the harvest. Oil is used in fertilizer as well as pest control. It is used to process the crop and in getting it to market. Even there, it is used by the markets for refrigeration.

Even if they go to all electric cars, the oil will be needed in the foreseeable future to make the electricity. And, by the way, it will also be needed to make the cars from the mining to welding and fabrics for the upholstery. The glass for the windows comes from factories that need the power from oil. By the way, glass is also used by the megaton in houses, buildings and aquariums – both large and small. Those six-inch thick panes of glass don’t just happen, you know. It takes a lot of power to make them.

We have come a long way with plastics. They are replacing wood, steel and glass. However, plastic is made from oil byproducts. Oil is also used in making some insulation, which helps us keep our food cold. Without the plastics, we would have to use the more expensive copper and steel for plumbing. Some of those plastic pipes are pretty big.

I suppose I could write 5 thousand word essay on just what all oil is used for. By the way, oil is used transporting oil: train, truck and even pipelines. The hitch is that it has a multiplying effect. When the price of food goes up, it causes everything else to go up. We all must buy food, though some of us should consume a little less.

When the price of glass goes up, it drives the price of cars, buildings and aquariums. When the price of steel and aluminum goes up, do I need to explain to you how that drives the cost of everything up.

So. So what? The price of oil goes up a few dollars. Just watch what happens over the following months. It is called inflation. Then everyone starts looking around, trying to understand how inflation rears its ugly head. Is it really any surprise that the cost of everything should go up 10% — or maybe a tad more. It doesn’t happen over night, but it does happen. It should not surprise anyone but it does, or at least it appears to.

The question is, are those FOCs really that dumb or are they they just pretending to be. After all, as I said, a ten-year-old can figure it out. Maybe inflation is just what they want. After all, those who benefit the most from inflation are the elite. Those who suffer the most are us Walmart shoppers.

For those interested, we could go back to using wood to stay warm as we did in the days of old. That would have two problems: deforestation and smog. Burning wood is nowhere near as clean as burning natural gas. Hence, we can easily say that some fossil fuel has helped in cleaning the air. Can you imagine all of us having to warm our house with wood… or coal.

Bottom line, we need to pump more oil. We need to do more fracking. We need to build more pipelines. That drives the price of everything down. It also has a pretty good side effect, it helps to keep the air clean.

As a side note… if you want to save a few billion particulates of carbon dioxide, do away with drive throughs. I have no idea how much gas is burned while waiting at drive throughs but I would guess it is very significant. Yet, I have not heard one dummycrat complain about them. Maybe they consider their convenience far too important. It is far too inconvenient for them to leave their Cadillac Escalade. Maybe they don’t want to get out in the heat or cold. On the other hand maybe they are just too lazy.

I don’t know. Maybe one or two of the elites will tell me. (to be sure, I make an exception for those who are disabled.)

On the Wrong Side of Things Maybe

This is a very rough paraphrase of something I heard Christina Bobb say about the abortion bill they just passed in the house.

Point 1. The bill would make abortion legal just about any time any place for any reason.

Point 2. The church of Satan highly favors the bill.

Question: Do you really want to be on the same side as the church of Satan on anything?

This is my little thought I have added on.

In the first chapter of John, the Bible speaks of evil as dark. It also says that the world prefers the dark over the light. This is just another example of just how truly true it is. It is sad when people prefer death over life. How tragic that a nation does not respect life… or that they prefer dark to the light that God provides.

Out of sight…

It would seem that Biden believes in the adage “out of sight, out of mind.” He managed to make that place under that bridge look absolutely as if no one was ever there, let alone fifteen thousand.

However, the truth is, just because we cannot see them does not mean that he dealt with the problem. He simply hid it… OUT OF SIGHT.

BUILD THE WALL!!!

The Question NOT Asked

A while ago, Biden answered a question about the border agents riding horses and whipping the illegal aliens. There are but two problems with that. The agents were not whipping the agents as he said they were. More important, that was NOT the question he was asked. The question he was asked was based on something that started long before any videos of horses.

The context of the question included over 18 thousand people taking refuge under a bridge as they suffered and spread disease while he and his cronies sat and watched. It was about letting those diseased people into the country without being tested or immunized for the China virus.

Actually, when you come right down to it, it started even before the election when Biden, during one of his speeches shouted out, the equivalent of y’all come!

Naturally, he did not want to answer to the context of the question. He had no answer that didn’t make him look like just exactly what he is: incompetent. He had no answer that did not reveal he is what he is: sociopath. He had no answer that would not reveal his weakness as a leader. He lacks simple common sense!

None the less, it is a common practice as I wrote in another post. If you watch, you will see it too. When they don’t like the question they are asked, they answer THE QUESTION NOT ASKED!! when they do that sort of thing, it is the primary indication they are FOCs. (Friends Of Criminals)

This part is added as an afterthought, but it is important. If there was a nice big wall, there would not be any need to use horses to heard the illegal aliens. Is it really necessary for me to remind anyone that Biden stopped the construction of the wall immediately after he was elected. Walls are more effective than whips and they are actually more humane. Very few would go 4000 miles just to face a thirty foot wall. The wall does not build up false hopes. As side benefit, they greatly reduce illegal drugs, which are far from humane.

BUILD THE WALL!!

Whip Crack Away

The above are the more familiar words to the song, “The Deadwood Stage,” which is from the move “Calamity Jane.” The one song most remembered from the movie was “Secret Love,” which became one of Doris Day’s greatest hits.

One might ask, and rightfully so, “Why bring up the subject on an almost ancient movie?” Well, I was reminded of it when I heard the accusations of border agents using whips on illegal aliens. Of course, they didn’t. Those FOCs do love to draw mental images of those in law enforcement doing horrible things to people doing illegal things, even when they don’t. I mean, all those poor folks are trying to do is cross the border, which is against the law.

I suspect in the long run, the FOCs will likely have to swallow their words, though it will not be much compensation for the border agents who were just doing their jobs. For something like this, maybe it would not be worth writing a post.

However, I got to thinking about whips. After all, those who used them to control animals rarely hit the animal. Generally, they simply crack the whip close to the animals’ ears. Admittedly, I am not familiar with all the techniques, but it is a good way of controlling horses and mules in humane ways. They simply use the sound to control the animals.

This got me to thinking. Just maybe we should give whips to the border patrol. Primarily, they would not use them on the illegals. Simply cracking them in the right way might encourage them to turn around and go back south. On rare occasions, the whips could be used only on persistent adult men. The whips can leave whelps and can even open the skin. However, let’s face it, they are being disobedient of US law. Would it be better to lock them up for a few days and send them home.

Moreover, once word got around, the need of the whips would greatly be decreased. After all, how many poor illegal aliens would want to face a mean border agent swinging a whip from the saddle of a horse?

Then again, had Biden not messed things up on the border in the first place; had he let the wall be completed, we wouldn’t need think about such things. Because of his orders, the illegals must suffer!! AND THEY ARE SUFFERING!!

BUILD THE WALL!!

As a side note, if you have not seen “Calamity Jane,” you might want to the next chance you get. It is a good movie and it does have some good music. Even if you don’t see the movie, you can listen to the music on the net.

A Simple Observation

A short time ago, almost all in the Biden administration, including Biden were taking credit for the killing of a bad man in a car carrying explosives.

Then, what was it, Friday morning? One man admits that the man was an aid distributing water. Besides the one aid, several others, including children were killed.

The one man admitting the guilt was a four star general but he was at least five levels below the president, who remained silent. Suddenly, only the general had anything to say about it.

It is common. It happens all the time. Biden wanted to take credit for the success. On the other hand, he separated himself as far as he could from the failure.

It is the mark of a poor leader. Good leaders take responsibility for mistakes. BAD LEADERS FIND OTHERS TO BLAME!! You want to find a good leader, look for the one willing to accept the blame even more so than the credit. If Biden was a good leader, he would have held a special news conference and admitted his mistake. He would not have cowered in his basement while someone else faced the public.