O’er the land of the free … and the home of the BRAVE!

This WAS going to be a long rant about freedom … but our National Anthem says it best! We sing it at public events, but it is generally limited to just the first stanza (verse). Maybe we SHOULD take the extra 5 minutes to sing it ALL …

Star Spangled Banner (lyrics):

“O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”




I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline…. but here in California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every gallon:
Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.
Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening….your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.
A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
When you’re filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.
One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.
Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It’s really simple to do.
I’m sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)…and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers !!!!!!! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!
If It goes one level further, you guessed it….. THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. How long would it take?

— Mark Brackin via Facebook


Constitution of the United States of America

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Constitution of the United States of America.

Breaking Obama & America Stand With Rand

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Breaking Obama & America Stand With Rand.


It just frustrates me and never ceases to amaze me that Democrats, Liberals, or whatever you want to call them … THOSE people (also known as idiots) who continue to believe that liberalism, socialism, and tyranny that is going on is GOOD for America!!!

IT IS NOT!!! America is being robbed, raped, and destroyed by those ideals!

WAKE UP AMERICA! One day you’ll see (for I will be dead!) I am right.

How Much MORE Do You Want??

Well, in January, MY paycheck went down $30~ every two weeks due to the “financial cliff” that was NOT supposed to affect “middle class Americans.” Guess I’m no longer middle class! Did you all forget about the 2% increase we just had??!!! There are 238 NEW TAXES (fees) in the Obama’s ACA, and the DC idiots cannot strike a deal because the Damnocrats won’t cut spending!!! Really???? YES, it IS affecting the middle class, you a**holes!



First of all 53% voted for the “I want freebees” President. Hate to tell you followers of BHO, but that is not a mandate. 47% of the intelligent population know that we have a problem.

Can any of the my intelligent friends explain the logic behind our illustrious Secretary of State and President giving Egypt $159 million dollars in aid with some $300 million more to follow when our nation is in the shape it’s in.

We have an aircraft carrier tied to the pier that we can’t afford to launch, millions of people losing their jobs, 52% of our people entitled to being supported by the rest of us with no incentive to do better, and we are giving this to a country that absolutely hates us and would do anything to harm us.

This is done by an administration who is absolutely committed to the destruction of our nation and, as front man, a Secretary of State, who wrote his own fictional award citations for valor in Vietnam and then prominently participated with Hanoi Jane in anti-war demonstrations.

What is happening to us? This is incredible!!!!

— Thank you, Charlie Rotenberry!