Compassion for “refugees”

Liberals have a lot of compassion for these poor refugees on our Mexican border “just seeking a better life”. So let’s carry this to its logical conclusion. Obviously if you don’t want to vet them and keep the vast majority of them out, then you believe in open borders. You don’t believe in the rule of law which sets forth criteria for allowing immigration into our country. Through the front door. By invitation. If, tomorrow, we abolished Border Patrol and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and declared that all are welcome, what would happen? Within a very short time we…

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Media, Trump, or Jesus lying?

Yes, I’m comparing the media’s “lies” with Trump’s “lies”. I am NOT comparing the two with Jesus.  Read on. “The Media just can’t stop lying about Trump” was an article from a few months ago, demonstrating how the media twists Trump’s words to claim that he is lying. The article was about President Trump starting a “trade war”, among other things. The truth is in alternate interpretation of facts.  Raising tariffs slightly on a relatively minor number of goods does not constitute a “trade war” was the author’s conclusion in that portion of the article. Recently CNN reporter Jim Acosta…

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Why Republicans lost the House

There were four main things that Republican voters put high on the priority of Trump’s agenda, which caused Trump to be elected; 1.  Supreme Court appointments who would rule according to the Constitution and not as an agenda 2.  Build the Wall 3.  Repeal ObamaCare 4.  Defund Planned Parenthood Those things motivated the urge to vote for Donald J. Trump for President of the United States. Trump could do the first without the House.  He did it, with the help of the Senate.  I commend Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell for supporting that. The other three require House votes.  Paul…

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Asking Trump to apologize

We ask Trump and Democrat leaders to promote civility and condemn violence. Previously I issued the challenge, “If you have acts of violence and inciting to violence perpetrated by Republicans and Trump supporters I invite you to present them for our condemnation.  We will condemn.”  So far no one has actually produced proof that Trump has incited people to violence. Some people have put forth things they claim Trump said to incite violence.  In investigating these claims, I don’t think they qualify. One meme has a vicious-looking Donald Trump in the act of screaming and the blurbs around it say, A)…

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NOT “on both sides of the aisle”.

No, the encouragement of incivility and violence in politics is NOT “on both sides of the aisle”. Some despicable acts of violence and inciting to violence, including 48 of them which happened in October 2018, are listed below. Every decent American should condemn such. Failure to condemn violence is to condone violence. In all of these acts, we don’t know of a single one in which a Democrat leader has spoken up to condemn that barbarous action and to admonish followers to be civil and law-abiding. Sadly, the opposite is sometimes true; the act is condoned as a means to…

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Hunting vs. Wanton Killing

Hunting vs. Wanton Killing Someone sent me the touching story of a person killing a meadowlark and the sadness they felt afterwards. A common children’s song many years ago was entitled, “Don’t Shoot the Little Birds”. This is a subject I feel the need to address, as I spent a lifetime guiding hunters in Wyoming, Arizona, and Colorado.  I’ve lived in Wyoming for 35 years, the past 7 ½ years in Jackson Hole.  I manage 256 acres which adjoins Grand Teton National Park. I, Jonesy, confess that in my youth and early years I was guilty of wantonly shooting the…

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“It’s the Economy, Stupid!”

Those words, “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”, gave President Bill Clinton a second term, even though his administration was plagued by scandals. Voters voted their pocket-books. Now we have a pivotal election next week. Here are the latest figures from the government’s October Jobs Report. Wages increased 3.1%. Americans have experienced the biggest increase in take-home pay since 2008. Not one single sector of the economy lost jobs. Unemployment is at 3.7% which is the lowest since 1967. Hispanic unemployment is at 4.4% which is the lowest ever–in history! The unemployment rate for African-Americans, 6.2 percent, is near the all-time low…

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I will Vote for the USA

Vote your Conscience by Jonesy of Jackson Hole  (written just before the election) After a lot of soul-searching I have decided to vote my conscience and principles this election.  That means I will not be voting for a person but for an ideal.  Failing to vote is not an option because then others will determine what America will be in the future. My core principles are freedom and God-given rights as enshrined in the Constitution.  I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or Gary Johnson or Jill Stein or Evan McMullin.  I will be voting for…

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Quick and inexpensive fix to protect schools

Here are quick and inexpensive solutions to help “harden” our schools against a mass shooting. Remove the “No Guns Allowed” and “Gun-Free Zone” signs and replace them with signs which say, “Authorized Armed Personnel on Premises”. 90+ percent of all mass shootings have taken place in a Gun Free Zone because it is a “soft target”. Then, have a law enforcement officer (town or county) alternate between schools and patrol them, randomly. They check in with the front desk when they arrive and make a walk-through to let everyone know there is an armed law-enforcement officer on the premises.  If…

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Jonesy Sees Flying Saucers!

Lately there have been several reports in the news of experienced pilots seeing and video recording “unidentified flying objects”. I’ve seen four UFOs in my lifetime. You may scoff, but hear my accounts. 1. In Korea, on my LDS mission in 1967, we were looking at a satellite slowly crossing the sky as they do. Looked like the typical satellite. Suddenly it “went into hyperdrive” and zoomed across the sky and out of sight in three seconds. Nothing on earth could move that fast. It did not leave a trail of fire as a meteor would do. 2. When I…

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