From the Desk of John Rourke – November 21st, 2014

Charlotte, NC ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon just went to prison after admitting to taking bribes. Pathetic excuse for a man in my opinion. Everyone makes mistakes but that doesn’t mean I have to like it nor have any use for them. What makes matters worse I heard a reporter interviewing one of his supporters and she said he never took bribes and if he did – it was to help the City of Charlotte. Folks – this is why we are in the state we are in. Unintelligent, foolish, uninformed voters placing  fools into position of power and authority and then sticking it too us. Wonderful.

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Home defense gun – shotgun loaded with bird shot. Works.


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I have been called a “hoarder” before. Is there a difference between a hoarder and a prepper? I think so. A true hoarder collects things to the point it can take over their lives and interfere with family and work.  A prepper stores things with a single purpose in mind – to be prepared.

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I remember when I was younger we used to put plastic on the windows in the winter time to help keep the house warm. It really made a huge difference.

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  1. “Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature … If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

    -James Garfield, 1877 …..Our 20th president….

  2. Rourke and everyone- We live in an old farmhouse and we have replaced many windows a few at a time.We still have some that are old and drafty(one I keep to grow plants in as the newer windows can shield the needed positive rays of the sun) .We use 4 mil plastic and sometimes double it.It helps immensely. We also put plastic in a few places near our foundation to help keep the old cellar warm. Arlene

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