Author: Tony Abbott (page 2 of 3)

My Code

Life is simple.
Now, before you all freak out over that statement, hear me out. I didn’t say life was easy, I said it was simple. There is a GIANT difference between the two, but the problem is most people don’t understand it.

Most of you get up and have the same program 5 days a week. A morning pee, eat some breakfast, get the kids ready, read the paper, walk the dog, brush your teeth, and off to work or your responsibilities around the house. It’s kind of Groundhog Day for most of you, five days a week.

You all know what the day will bring, whether you are a school teacher or baker, mechanic or lawyer, florist or cashier, or a nurse or computer tech. Whatever your profession is, you do basically the same thing five days a week, and some of you even seven. Stay at home parents are the same, changing diapers, grocery store runs, picking up the house, or visiting the sick and elderly in the community. Whatever it is, you all have the same program most of the time. You know what you are going to do and what to expect as a result. That, my friends, is a simple life. You know your income and your expenses, you know the schedule and the program, you have the map, and you simply must just go about your business and do what you have always done.

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Out with the old and in with the new, but the song remains the same…..

The more things change the more they stay the same.

It’s the dawn of a new era in America. It will be history in the making just like the last 8-year era, all the eras before them, and all to come. We all survived Obama–for better or worse–and we will all survive Trump.

The truth is, some people were better off under Obama’s reign. Mostly those that received handouts of some sort. Some were also worse off. I was worse off. Obama did nothing of benefit for me the last 8 years. I am self-employed and a small business owner, and Obama’s policies were horrible for that. I paid more taxes than ever. I had higher insurance premiums than ever, with worse coverage. I made less money than the previous 8 years. I lost freedoms, and even watched him appoint two justices to the SCOTUS that do not believe the 2nd amendment is an individual’s right.

My life was undoubtedly harder under the Obama administration than it was under Bush, or even under Clinton. I made more money from 2005 to 2008 than I had the entire rest of my life prior to that. I made less money from 2009 to 2012 than at any other period of my life. Sure, Obama was a smooth talker and acted fairly level headed in the press, but deep down his actions showed a disdain for capitalism and individual liberty. I am glad Obama is gone, and I am glad most of his failed policies will be done away with.

I am not confident that Trump will make many good policies. In fact, I only care about one thing that Trump will be able to do. He will be able to appoint SCOTUS members that are 2nd amendment friendly and that will uphold the most important individual right we have; that is the right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves and our friends, family, and property. This is all I can really expect Trump to do.

Yes, I can HOPE that he and the GOP do more, but I don’t expect it. In fact, I don’t expect any political party or president to do anything of much worth, because none of them care about anything but staying in power and milking the public. I am not a doom-and-gloomer, but I am a realist. Obama was bad for most things I stand for, and Trump probably won’t be any better on most of them. I told a dear, die hard democratic friend 8 years ago, that I was cautiously optimistic when Obama came in and made his countless promises, but, of course, that was short-lived. I will give Trump the same latitude, but I realize the outcome will be almost the same.

All I can really expect is appointees to the SCOTUS that are 2nd amendment friendly, so when the congressional power switches hands again (and it will), I will not have to worry about my guns being taken or greatly limited.

My friends, all presidents are the same. They crave power and authority so they can dictate what the rest of us can and can’t do. They come into office with unknown intentions, for the most part, then get fat and rich off of us, and ride off into the sunset laughing all the way, four to eight years later.

Obama was no different, and the only difference when Trump’s reign is done will be that he was already rich. My friends, Obama was my president and now Trump is yours. Like him or not, he is your president. But rest well, my friends. In four to eight years you will have a new President, and depending on what side of the isle you sit, you will think he or she will be the savior or the devil as well.

Tis The Season

It’s the time of the year for joy and rejoicing. Snow, cold, party’s, eggnog, lights and countess other things related to this holiday season.

It’s a time to give and to receive. A time to serve and be served. A time to reminisce and look forward. This time of year can be one of generosity as well as greed.  People have and have not. Dreams are fulfilled and are crushed. We see the good in people as well as the bad. Whatever this season is to you I hope it does not disappoint

I find this time of year to be enjoyable mostly because I like to give more than receive. I like to see the smiles on families and friends faces when they open that much anticipated gift. I enjoy the smell of breakfast on Christmas morning and the sound of wrapping paper being wadded up and stuffed in a bag.

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Respect Private Property



no-tresspassingPrivate property rights go back to the very foundation of this country. People settled different parts of this country and made their homesteads. They built fences and improved water, planted crops and grazed livestock. Private property owners are great stewards of this land and their investments should be recognized, appreciated and respected.

Far to often those that do not have private property in the woods trespass, destroy, vandalize, litter and disrespect the land of those that own it. There tends to be a jealousy that runs deep when people are outdoors and come across no trespassing or no hunting  or keep out signs. Private property in the woods is no different then private property in the city. Trespassing in the woods is not different then trespassing in the city. You need permission and if you don’t get it you are breaking the law.

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Freedom of Speech



What has always amused me (not in a good way) is those that believe their First amendment rights take priority over others First amendment rights. The First amendment is the first for a reason. Without it the USA would be just another country subject to its leaders will and imprisoned for openly expressing disagreement of the motherland.

What sets the United States apart from all other country’s is we have individual rights which is what the Bill of Rights is all about. Protecting the individual is the very basis for the constitution of the United States.  We as a nation are greater because we can state our opinions and thoughts without the risk of LEGAL retribution.  We can say what we want, when we want, and pretty much where we want, and that right is protected by the law.

What people are missing is that even though the law protects your right to free speech it also protects the rights of those that disagree with you.  In other words you can state pretty much anything you want (except threats) and you will not be punished for it by the laws of the land. It also protects those that think you are a moron or a bigot or a racist or ignorant for the things you say and/or do. Continue reading

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