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Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Promptus et Fidelis"

Sometime in the 14th Century Scottish King Robert the Bruce gave the Carruthers Clan a family crest, coat of arms and a family motto.

I'm a historian, but I'm not real big on family heritage - not that I'm embarrassed by it, either...But when I learned of the Carruthers' (my family dropped the second 'r' when they came to America) family motto I made a point of remembering it every day.

Because 'Promptus et Fidelis' is the way I live my life!

"Promptus et Fidelis" = "Ready and Faithful"

I am hardly a perfect person, and am far from a perfect husband.  But I am very proud to have always been "Ready and Faithful" when it comes to my marriage...Other than the day of my birth and my inevitable death, 24 years ago, August 1, 1992, was the most important day in my life.  It was a day which took "Promptus et Fidelis" to another level for me.

People ask me all the time what's the secret to a long, happy marriage...I tell them there is no secret.  Relationships of all kinds require work, patience and the want to truly make them work.  Half-hearted efforts end in divorce.

Luckily, I found a woman who not only took my family name, but also lives the family motto..."Promptus et Fidelis" is the secret to our success.

Happy Anniversary, Melissa...You are my reason for being.


Thursday, July 28, 2016


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Prager University: Climate Change - What Do Scientists Say?

"We teach what isn't taught." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  Richard Lindzen

"[T]he climate has changed remarkably little.  But the cry of global warming has grown ever more shrill.  In fact it seems that the less the climate changes the louder the voices of climate alarmists get." - R.L.

"Global warming alarmism provides them (politicians, environmentalists and the media) with the things they most want.  For politicians its money and power.  For environmentalists its money for their organizations and confirmation to their near-religious devotion to the idea that man is a destructive force action upon nature.  And for the media it's ideology, money and headlines.  Doomsday scenarios sell." - R.L.


Thursday, July 21, 2016


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The MSM Saves America!!!

They saved America from that horrific, dastardly, evil-doer:  Melania Trump...Queen of the Plagiarists!

Long live the MSM!!

For those not familiar with the MSM:  Main Stream Media...ABC, NBC, CBS, all the Cable News Channels (including FOX), almost all the Print Media Sources - and lets not forget all of the Social Media Hosts.

That said, it is sad they didn't make nearly as big a deal of the plagiaristic tendencies of current President Barack Obama; nor current Vice President Joe Biden; nor current First Lady Michelle Obama; nor possible President Hillary Clinton, etc.

Check here, and here, and here

Melania's speech obviously had a few lines from a previous Michelle Obama speech.  It was stupid.  It was unnecessary.  And her speechwriter should be fired...Other than that, who cares?  Is it really the biggest event of the day/hour/minute/second?

Turkey is in the middle of a dictator creating counter-coup.  Syria and Iraq are still on fire.  Cops are being killed in the streets.  China and Russia are imposing their way on their 'near abroad.'  Our economy sucks (unless you are a millionaire/billionaire.)  Etc., etc., etc...But at least the MSM did its job, attacking Melania Trump.

Question:  Any chance the MSM can give Hillary even close to the roughing up they are giving Melania?  Maybe they can look into that disaster as SecState thing; or that Syrian civil war causing thing; or that Ukrainian encouraging of inciting Russia thing; or that tearing apart Libya thing; or that Russian reset thing; or that Benghazi thing; or that email server in the toilet thing; or that Clinton Foundation thing...Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Please! give me a break with the feigned indignation!!!

Always remember, the MSM is a propaganda tool of the Democrat Party.  They do not want Republicans to win.  They are not looking out for the best interest of Conservatives.  They are not public 'watch dogs'...They are PROPAGANDAMEISTERS - Joseph Goebbels wannabes.

They are the same morons who spent weeks going on and on about Mitt Romney putting his dog in a cage on top of his car.  The same clowns who do whatever it takes to protect their Democrat pals, and crush their Republican foes...KEEP THIS IN MIND EVERY TIME YOU WATCH THE MSM.

Your best move would be to quit them all together...The news you wouldn't be getting would be more honest and meaningful than the garbage they put out.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

"All or Nothing"

A Season with the Arizona Cardinals

"For the first time in history, Amazon and NFL Films present an unprecedented look at the lives of players, coaches and owners of the Arizona Cardinals over an entire NFL season. Witness the real life, behind the scenes journey"

It's impossible for people who don't live in Arizona or routinely follow the Arizona Cardinals to understand how hard it has been to support this football team.  They arrived in the Valley in 1988, and for the next 18 years proved to be one of the worst run organizations in American sports - any sport...It was brutal.  And the stadium they played in was a sad joke by the standards of professional sports.  Truth be told, a joke by college standards.

FROM 1988-2005 THE CARDINALS HAD A 100-188 RECORD:  A winning percentage of 35%

The tide turned for the Cardinals in 2006-2007:  They built their new stadium and Michael Bidwell took over the team from his father (Bill was a nice man and a great philanthropologist, but he was a disgrace as a football owner)...Since 2006 the Arizona Cardinals have had some growing pains, but in this 10 year period they've become an above average franchise.  A team with many more 'ups' than 'downs.'

FROM 2006-2015 THE CARDINALS HAD A 84-76 RECORD:  A winning percentage of 53%

IN THE LAST THREE SEASONS THE CARDINALS HAD A 34-14 RECORD:  A winning percentage of 63%...Behind only the Broncos, Patriots and Seahawks!!!

"All or Nothing:  A Season with the Arizona Cardinal" is available on Amazon, and is an 8 hour documentary about the team's 2015 season - the greatest season in the history of this franchise...I am not here to pimp Amazon, but this documentary is exceptional - not just for Cardinal fans, or even football fans.  It is exceptional for anyone who enjoys human endeavors.

The best part of the show is the people - people who aren't just football players, coaches and executives - but people with real-world lives (family, joy, suffering, fears, elation, desperation, etc.).  The next best part of the documentary is the Cardinal season, where they not only won a lot of games, but many of the games were some of the best the NFL had to offer all year...Another bonus to watching this documentary is seeing the incredible personalities and leadership the Cardinals have at this time.  Personalities who do nothing to embarrass their team, fan base or community.

There is A LOT of profanity in the unedited version (an edited version available), but none of it is gratuitous, and anyone who has been in the high-testosterone environment of team sports or the military will 'totally get it.'

Just go watch "All or Nothing:  A Season with the Arizona Cardinal"!!!  With NFL training camps starting soon the timing couldn't be better...And for those who are Cardinal fans, you will not only be proud of your team, but you will KNOW you are in for an exciting 2016 season.

For those who aren't Cardinal fans - BE READY TO BECOME CARDINAL FANS!!

Thursday, July 14, 2016


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