I highly doubt that they shut everything down during the Spanish Flu in 1918. It’s not good for the economy to shut everything down.

Yet, for the Coronavirus, businesses were shut down. They even cancelled summer; not exactly but you’ll get the message if you haven’t already.

Summertime is meant for barbecue, corn on the cob, swimming, and fireworks. Summertime is the time to go to the lakes, parks and fairs.

The start of this summer was the start of many cancellation. First of all, baseball had a late start. Pools didn’t open up right away. The first week of June, Rib Fest was cancelled! That was the start of many cancellation for this summer; giving us the summertime blues.

They then cancelled the state fair up in Minot, ND and also the state fair in Minnesota. Then they cancelled the Red River Valley Fair.

At first, the street fair was postpone until August; but that was soon cancelled.

I don’t know about you but I’m gonna miss those cheese curds this summer. I know that they aren’t the healthiest. Any cheese curds you get at the fairs or Rib Fest are better than you get at Culver’s.

Not only for the last weekend of summer, they cancelled Steam Thrasher Reunion in Rollag, MN.

They even cancelled any 4th of July events.

For all these events, you are outside enjoying the nice summer weather. It doesn’t make any sense at all.

If that’s the case, they should cancelled road construction as well; if you catch my sarcasm.

People can’t really goes far on vacation because travel by airplanes, trains, and busses are limited as well. Besides, some of these bigger cities you may not want to go to because of the riots going on.

Few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to get out of town and go to Barnesville, MN. It was very nice to get the hell of dodge even for just 1 day. It was normal. People weren’t wearing their masks and they were actually enjoying what they can of summer.

I now heard that the camp I go to in August is also cancelled.

What is a person to do in the summer now? No concerts! No fairs! No camping! No traveling! No outdoors activities!

Then Alexander Cortez and Nancy Pelosi just sit in their Ivory tower and laugh about it. Even Miss little Cortez had the galls to say with smirk that I like to wipe off her damn ugly face, “See, we have the power to shut everything down.” Then she just laugh about it. She should be taken out back whipped hard.

Even the mainstream fake news media gives us nothing but doom and gloom over this pandemic.

It’s not good for the economy to shut everything down. I highly doubt that they shut everything down during the Spanish Flu. They didn’t have the media back then scaring the people that they got now. This country got through that because people back then had common sense and their immune system were healthier. There wasn’t poisons being put into their bodies as there is now.

No wonder we have riots right now! People have so much energy from being coop up for so long. You can only be coop up for so long before something break. It’s not good for relationship either.

The Democrats and the fake news media complained that Pres. Trump is out doing his rally for his reelection bid. Yet they don’t say much about those out rioting. Why is that? I’ll tell you, why!

They both knows that Trump has a huge supporters out there who will vote and support him as President. He knows how to revved up the crowd.

Whereas, Biden’s mouth gets him into trouble every time. He did terrible at the Democratic debate. Whenever he was confronted on any issues, he just stuttered. So the Democrats feels that it’s for the best that they keep Biden in his basement hidden and quiet.

Those rioting does more damage than Pres. Trump out doing his campaign rally.

Whoever is responsible in bringing this Coronavirus about, better hope that no one finds out. If it’s found out who was responsible, there will be a lynch mob out to get them. I don’t care if they are Chinese, Russian, black, white, Democrats, Republicans, or whoever. They will be lynch by an angry mob and hung on a tree. We better not hear from “Black Lives matter either.

When you mess with our economy, lifestyles, and summer, you ‘re begging for trouble.

When this pandemic is all said and done, there should be the biggest party ever. The fake news media and the Democrats should pay for it all, out of their own pockets; instead of taxing the American people. They should furnish the entertainment, food, and alcohol or non-alcohol for those who don’t drink. They owe it to the American people for laughing as everything is shut down.

First, let me say, Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and dads out there, both singles and married, biological and step.

A person DNA isn’t the only things that makes a person the way they are or the way they will become. The culture a person is raised in. Their upbringing and teaching. Their environment!

My mother would say, “anyone can father a child; but it takes someone special to be a dad.”

I have been told that I look like one of my uncle. Some even say that I got my mother’s eyes. My mother told me that I got my real father’s nose. Yet, I find myself as I get older thinking like my step-dad, who raised me from the time I was 6 years old.

I would say that I’m more like my step-dad than my real father. You can’t tell from the picture though.

I remembered growing up, my step-dad would say, “Do you need all the lights on in the house?”

To this day, when I watched TV, I have the lights shut off to watch it in the dark. Even when I’m at church, I find myself shutting lights off that isn’t being used, to conserved energy.

My step-dad had only an 8th education; while my real father had a 3rd grade education. Yet, my step-dad was jack-of-all-trade and a master of none. He was self-taught.

He built the house we lived in on the farm himself with his own sawmill. The house is still standing, and my folks aren’t alive anymore. He believed in using the good stuff in building things; and not the cheap products. If you want something to last, you have to be willing to spend a little. Yet, at the same time, you have to save up for it if you want something good to last. He always said, “If you are going to do a job, do it the right the first time; and you wouldn’t have to redo it.”

With the stuff he made, if he patented it, we could had been better off financially than what we were. But he was a simple man who likes things simple. He wasn’t flashy!

He was tough and stern. He was a conservative, yet he didn’t voted Republicans. He voted for the person not the party.

My real father, on the other hand, was just plain cheap. My mother told me that when someone dropped a quarter, he asked her to bend down to pick it up. When she didn’t do it, he put his foot on the quarter until the person left and then pick it up himself.

He was easily taken advantage of by his brothers; whereas my step-dad would not let people walk all over him.

When he lost his job because of his age, luckily we had the farm and he was able to go self-employed by being the community mechanic. He built his own shop truck to go around the neighborhood to fix other neighbors equipment. He didn’t let being let go because of his age stop him.

So I think he would be proud of me when I saw the opportunity to jump a sinking ship when the time came before it was too late. He may even have been proud of me for creating my blog. Of all of us kids, I had the get-up and go to make something of myself. He never sat around feeling sorry for himself and he didn’t expect that from us kids either. Yet, some just doesn’t have the ump to make something of themselves. They may have the talents; but that’s about it. It’s almost like the oldest miss the mark; while the youngest hit it.

There’s one thing that surprised me though. In 2008, he voted for Obama for President. I grew up in a racist home; but yet I’m not racist. If you would listen to him talk, he wasn’t so politically correct. He told it like it was, no hold barge.

As you can tell, I’m not politically correct either.

I believe the reason he voted for Obama was: he would never vote for a woman president. I don’t think he thought so highly of John McCain either. I believed that he was upset with the way the country was going and Obama represented change.

I mean, both him and mom voted for Jimmy Carter back in 1976. The reason, he wasn’t very happy with Nixon, and Ford never stood the chance.

I would remembered him saying, “This country is destine for another Civil War.” He felt that the people will eventually get so upset with the government that they will start an uprising and overturn them.

He never lived to see Trump get elected President; but I feels that he would had voted for Trump and even say, “I told you so!!”

Like I said, he would never had voted for Hillary. He would say that Trump was saying what he was saying all along. He would laughed at those on the Left and their stupidity.

He also said, “A person may be book smart but they are not street smart.”

So you see, I see myself becoming more like dad than my real father. It was the environment I lived in. It was the teaching I got growing up from my old man. It was the culture as well. Some lessons were good and I will cherish them. Some lessons, I like to forget though. I hope that I’m not too much like my old man; at least the bad part. I hope that I carried the good and leave the bad behind. That way I can be a better man.

If I had to choose who to be more alike; I would still choose my step-dad over my real father. He was more of a dad than my real father ever was.

He was hard on all of us kids; but in his own ways he loved each and everyone of us. He even loved his grandkids as well. He just couldn’t expressed it. In a way, I too have a hard time in expressing love and appreciations to others.

Both of them are gone now; but I will cherished what I learned growing up. I hope that I can say that I can be a better man because of my old man.

This Father’s Day, cherish what I have with your fathers or step-dad. Remember, you won’t have them forever.

I love my dad but hated some of the lessons he taught us. I will forever cherish the memories of what I have.

I can understand wanting to stand up for you believe in. That’s what America is all about. Taking a stand for what you believe in.

When you step out of line and take it too far that’s where I draw the line. When you go from protesting to rioting, looting, and destroying property; it’s no longer a protest. It becomes a riot.

Protest: to express an objection to what someone has said or done.

Riot: is a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd. Also taking part in a violent public disturbance.

Now that we got the definition out, hopefully people will see the difference between protest and riot.

They had good intention in protesting but when certain groups got involved; it became a riot.

No one has the rights to destroy people’s property or looting it. That’s breaking the law.

People worked damn hard to get their business off the ground. I don’t care who it is. They were hit very hard because they were force to shut down due to the Coronavirus.

I understand wanting justice; but it doesn’t give you the right to destroy people’s property. The police officer was in the wrong but so are the rioters.

After that incident, there was a protest in Fargo that turned into a riot. So when they decided to try again, it cause a little concern. The National Guard was brought in for security reason. The second time it remains peaceful like a protest should.

When certain terrorist groups comes in they can destroy a good cause. The group I’m talking about is ANTIFA and Black Lives matter.

Now ANTIFA is a terrorist groups that goes around to colleges to recruit college students for whatever cause of their choosing. They offer them payment and will even pay their bails if they are caught. That way, they don’t get their hands dirty.

Let us look throughout history at other protest turned into riots.

We all know about the Vietnam protest on college campuses that turned into riots. I agree that we shouldn’t been in Vietnam. But that protest gotten out of hand.

If you ever noticed, throughout histories of the Democratic convention, there were more riot at their conventions than at the Republicans conventions. It goes to show that the Republicans knows the proper way to protest; compare to the Democrats.

An example was the 2016 Republican convention. When some of the Established Republicans weren’t too happy about Trump getting the nomination, they protested by not showing up. Thus no riots occurred!

During the LA riots on April 29, 1992, it disrupted in anger because of the lack of justice that Rodney King had gotten. There’s one thing that Rodney King had said, “Can’t we all get along?” That rang loud and clear; and it should had sunk in for this time around; but it didn’t.

Just a few years ago, there was protest over the pipeline being built over the Native Americans burial plots. It was a good cause when it began. There’s burial ground is sacred to them; and the oil company had no business building a pipeline there. I was against building the pipeline.

When the protest turned nasty and became a riot, was when Hollywood gotten involved. They actually did more damage to the burial ground than the oil company.

In a protest, it’s peaceful, doesn’t destroy properties, doesn’t block traffic, etc. Like when they protest the abortion clinic in Fargo or wherever.

Like I said about ANTIFA, they would travels around college campuses to recruits. They been known to get very violent. For example: if someone was wearing a MAGA hat on campus, this group would literally hurt that person who wore that hat. They would spit on them and such.

That’s not a protest, that’s a riot!

Some states and cities are happy to have the National Guards to come in to help restore them; while some refuse. New York City wants nothing to do with the National Guards; even the Governor of New York, who is also a Democrat wants them though.

Now in Seattle and Washington State, both the mayor and governor says that they have every rights to do what they are doing, and will not stop them. This incident I’m talking about is the blotter.

The mayor of Seattle called it the “Summer of Love.” That ‘s not love, that’s hate. She should be a shame of herself.

To the Black Lives matter people, how about not just black lives matter, but all lives matter.

The Democrats should think about this when they don’t want to stand and support the Jews in Israel but rather support the Muslims terrorists who wants to destroy their country.

Also, for those who are contemplating having an abortion. That baby inside of the woman’s womb is a precious life.

So don’t just say, “black lives matter.” Rather, all lives matter! Even the unborn babies being aborted daily.

I hope that you understands the difference between a protest and a riot. Some of you may hate me and want to shut me down. We need to learn to get along and love one another. Love comes from the heart. If you don’t have love, you have hate. If you have hate, you are children of Satan!

Remember love wins in the end!!!

It would had been 10 years since Elton John performed at the Fargo Dome. He was scheduled to return next weekend for his farewell tour; but this Pandemic put a stop to it.

Now Elton John has been performing since 1967. He’s from England and was knighted; thus he’s now known as Sir Elton John.

In the ’70’s he worn big glasses and flashy clothes. He’s a great piano player, singer, and songwriter. I would say that he’s an all around great guy.

As an entertainer, he had style. There’s one musician from Las Vegas who can be linked to Elton John; and that is Liberace. Liberace wasn’t a good singer as Elton; but he knew how to entertain the audience with the piano and his outrageous costumes.

When performer performs they have to be able to hook the audience to get them to continue watching them perform. Liberace didn’t have the records that Elton John has. Elton John was a talented songwriter and singer. I very much enjoyed his music.

There was teacher from Hawley School by the name of Mr. Elton. His first name was John. He taught music and 8th grade math. The reason for mentioning him was because the inside joke back in school was, he was our Elton John. It was just a play on his name.

Some so-called religious people would say, “You shouldn’t listen to Elton John, he’s gay, a homo.”

To them, I say, “Who are to judge? Are you a Christian or are you religious?” As Christians we are not to judge and be prejudice; despite of their lifestyle choice.

People who are religious are like the Pharisees back in Jesus’ days. They are hypocrites.

I don’t care about his lifestyle choice. Since he’s a good entertainer, singer, songwriter, why does anything else matters?

I knew someone who wouldn’t go to a Carrie Underwood’s concert because she supports gays. So what?

There was another American Idol contestant, Adam Lambert. He was runner-up. In that season, he was my favorite, because he was a good singer and entertainer. Even Simon Cowell liked him.

So a person lifestyle shouldn’t matter. As long as they can sing and entertain; that is all that counts.

Elton John was friends with the late Princess Diana. He sang at her funeral. He’s even friends with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

He also got causes that he stands for. The main one: cure for AIDS.

It’s not because of his lifestyles either that he stands for that cause either. We should find a cure for AIDS, like any other diseases.

How he got involved with that cause was because he friended a young boy by the name of Ryan White. Now, Ryan attracted AIDS through blood transfusion and eventually died. There was no reason for him to get AIDS and died.

Yet, these so-called religious people will tell you that God was punishing anyone who is a homosexual.

God doesn’t work that way. He doesn’t punish anyone. He loves each and everyone of us, no matter what.

As Christians, we are to do the same and love one another. We are not to be like the Pharisees or so-called religious people.

If you are being religious, then why bother going to church. If you are a Christian, you will love as Jesus would.

There’s a song that I really like called, “Take Me to Church.” The video is dark. These so-called religious people would condemn me for listening to that song and watching the video to it.

They would probably condemn me for listening to Elton John as well. But I know whom I believe and that’s all that matters.

You may wonder about this blog and why I’m writing it this way. I think it’s appropriate with what’s going on in the world right now.

It’s too bad that Elton John had to cancelled his upcoming show at the Fargo Dome. I was looking forward in seeing him perform again.

It’s full circle for Elton John and the Fargo Dome. The last time he was there was with Billy Joel, another great piano player, singer, songwriter, and entertainer.

When they were there 10 years ago, I applied for a job at the Fargo Dome. It was part time but a fun place to work. My sanctuary!

We probably won’t get another chance to see Elton John again. It was his farewell tour. He was going to retire; since he’s in his 70’s

Elton John is a SUPERSTAR!! He will never be forgotten. He’s a legend in the music industry. There’s no one like him.

By the way, Elton John isn’t related to Olivia Newton John.

Two weeks ago, I paid tribute to those who worked on the front line during this pandemic; now I will give honor to those who had been hit the hardest. I’m talking about the blue collar workers; and especially those who worked in the restaurants and retails.

It’s a crying shame that it took an epidemic to wake us up. I mean, so many people takes for granted those who works in the restaurants and retails. We become dependent on them . They are the hardest workers, the most stressed out and paid the worst.

Many have either lost their jobs permanently or temporary. Either way, they have it more tough than those who sits behind a desk, pushing pencils.

They are the backbone to this country and they get little respect. They are taken advantage of so easy by either their employers or the customers.

I have worked retails and I worked in restaurants. I don’t know which job is more stressful.

No wonder people who works these jobs have to worked 2-3 jobs just to get ahead. That is no way to treat people! That is no way to treat the backbone of this country; the hard working man.

Sure, there are others who had their jobs affected beside them; but the hardest hit is the blue collar workers. Even people who works behind the scene at the arenas and venues. Those who set up for concerts or whatever entertainment in the cities was also hit. Yes, I’m talking about those who works for such places as the Fargo Dome.

Now back to those who works in restaurants and retails. Our wait staff gets paid below minimum wage. The reason the employers give is because they gets tips. Tips don’t add to much. Some people don’t even leave tips. If they did, it’s only a few pennies. Those who does that are the one who makes them one around and are very demanding.

I had an Aunt who was that way. It was embarrassing to go out and eat with her.

Some say that some so-called Christians are real bad at leaving tips and taking advantage of the wait staff.

Just like working in retails, the pay is the lowest of all jobs out there; and the benefits are no better. Not only is the customers demanding; but so is the managers.

When you help with carry-out, you are not allowed to accept tips. If a customer gives you a tip, you have to report it to the manager and they pocket the money themselves. I can say this now; but I couldn’t when I worked at Kmart. When a customer gave me a tip for helping with the carry-out, I took it and told no one at work. What the manager don’t know won’t hurt them or you. Like the old saying, “When the cats away, the mice will play.”

There are people who didn’t lose their jobs, they were able to work from home. I’m sorry to say, I don’t feel sorry for them. They never lost their jobs, their jobs were never affected. They didn’t had the added stress put on them like those who works on the front line and the hard working men/women.

Not everyone is cut out for college or can afford to go to college. Those who does goes to college, doesn’t always get the jobs that they went to school for.

Years ago, employers took care of their employees. Now days between greed and government regulation; that doesn’t happen anymore. Years ago, people could just work one job and still get by. Now days, people got to work 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet. No wonder we got people on welfare! Employers would rather hire part time, that way they don’t have to pay out benefits.

When Sam Walton was alive and ran Walmart, he took cared of his employees. His kids on the other hands couldn’t care less. All they wants to do is pocket the money themselves, and forget about the employees; who are the backbone of the company. They will work them like a dog every chance they get.

What Sam Walton should had done was made his kids work at the bottom in the company; that way they could see what real work was like.

Few years ago, the best movie out that should had one an Oscar was “The Help.” It was based in the ’60’s and it shown the mistreatment of blacks in low-income jobs. That movie is still true today; not just blacks though. It include all those who works hard in these low paying, under appreciate jobs.

Not everyone can be a pencil pusher or sit at a desk behind a computer all day. Without our blue collar workers doing the manual jobs out there; who else would do it. Who will clean your toilets? Who will cook your food and serve you? Who will wash your dishes? Who will stock your shelves and help with carry out? Who will set up for concerts?

If they want to get people off welfare; they have to pay the true hard workers more money and give them decent benefits. They need to take better care of their employees. If you appreciate them more, you can get more out of them. Don’t just give them a piece of paper and say, “We appreciate you for your service. That is what Kmart did, and we all look at the manager and laughed.

Certain times a year is busier in restaurants and retails than others. During the slow time, you have to come up with ways to keep yourself busy to work your full shift; otherwise your hours are cut.

Like the shirt I’m wearing at the top of this blog, they are overworked/Underpaid. They are under appreciated as well. I got the shirt while working at Kmart and I wear it proud.

Like Johnny Cash and the reason for him wearing black. He wears black for the poor and under appreciated; and he worn it proud.

I will wear that shirt proudly until there’s equal pay for all. I will wear that shirt even if it gets worn out until our lowest pay workers get a decent living wage for the jobs they do. I will wear that shirt proudly until they get the benefits also.

Not everyone can get a decent paying job. Not everyone is qualified to work these white-collar jobs. I’m glad that I got a better paying job with benefits. But I still consider myself a blue collar worker, the backbone of this country.

Those in Washington should think about the hard working people out there instead of themselves. They don’t deserve the money they are getting.

This Memorial Day we remembered our fallen soldiers. We remembered those who didn’t make it home.

I have to admit war is hell! This isn’t about war being hell but saluting our fallen soldiers. They made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom we have today.

This is a picture of my cousin, Joey, who lost his life in the Vietnam War. I was only a year old when he was killed; so I never knew him. I’m not going to dwell on him or how bad the Vietnam War was. I will save the Vietnam War for another blog.

I want to remembered those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I want to honored our fallen soldiers. This is what Memorial Day is all about honoring our veterans and the sacrifices they made. It’s a chance for us to honor those who didn’t make it back home to their family and loved ones.

There’s a Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. to honor them. There’s many unknown soldiers buried in Washington D.C. and other cities as well.

Many of these soldiers were young like my cousin, Joey. They never had a chance to live a full life, get married, and have kids themselves.

I have heard though that the school that Joey went to had his graduation picture up on the wall before they torn that school down to build a new one. Luckily, a family member was able to get his picture for remembrance. Just like, I’m glad that I have pictures like this of him to remembered him; even though I never knew him.

There’s even a Memorial tribute in Hawaii, where Pearl Harbor was attack in 1941 by the Japanese. That was a sneak attack, like the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The navy was dock there on shore leave when this happened. Luckily, my Uncle John wasn’t on board the ship that was bombed. He did lose some friends though.

It’s hard on loved ones when they received devastating news such as hearing that their loved ones isn’t coming home. Parents are not to buried their children and grandparents aren’t to buried their grandkids. That’s does happened in wars.

I remembered hearing stories from a friend of my family. She told me that she first received bad news about her husband being possibly dead. They had a young daughter at the time. It was during World War 2. Luckily, the news turned into good news, when he was found and brought back home. He was given a purple heart from President Truman.

Not all have this good news though. Many received devastating news that their loved ones are not coming home.

I’m sorry that this blog is a little personal. But when you have loved ones who was killed during a war; it’s hard not to keep it from being personal.

Let us honor our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. Let us remember them and the sacrifices they made for our freedom.

If it wasn’t for their sacrifices, we wouldn’t have a long weekend to start summer, by going to the lakes and getting out of town.

When a veteran dies, there’s a 21 gun salute to honor them. I have seen and heard my shares of those 21 gun salutes in my lifetime.

Usually, on Memorial day, they will have a memorial roll call of our fallen soldiers and even veterans who died later on in life. They even honored the unknown soldiers as well.

The unknown soldiers are soldiers who wasn’t able to tell who they were to give their loved ones the news.

Last week, I honored those on the front line of this battle we’re facing with the Coronavirus. Now on this Memorial Day weekend, I honored those who didn’t make it back home.

I miss not knowing my cousin, Joey; but I love, respect, and honor him for his service to this country.

I salute our veterans. Thank you for your service to this country. Some gave all so we can be free. Let us not take our freedom for granted. May their death not be in vain. May their service to this country always be remembered.

I’m proud to be an American!!

You probably heard Pres. Trump and others saying that we are at war. The enemy isn’t flesh and blood. We’re not fighting terrorist; at least we think we aren’t. The enemy is this Coronavirus.

Since we are at war, we seems to be united with one another. You don’t hear much about these Trump’s hater out there. We are in this together and we will come out on top once again.

The last time this country was together was after 9/11 attack. \

It goes to show in times of war, we come together. United we stand, united we fall.

As in wars, there will always be people in the front line. They put their lives on the line. For example: the TV show MASH was based on medical unit on the front line during the Korean War.

Anyway, I want to give a shout out to those on front line in this battle we’re facing with the Coronavirus. They are risking a lot for us all. They give it all so that we can be safe at home.

I know that I may sound bias, since I worked at a hospital now, and is a part of the front line to a point. I may had criticized doctors before in previous blogs; but this blog my heart goes out to them. Those who works in the medical professions and hospital put it all on the line. I want to say, I’m glad to be doing my duty for this country in this war that we are in. I can now say that I’m a veteran without being in a real war with guns.

Even though Fargo isn’t the “Hot Spot”, like New York for example; the bright side in this, we are not at a higher risk either.

They’re not the only one on the front line either. People who drives the city bus and taxi services are also on the front line. People working in convenience stores and grocery stores also are on front line. They are there to stock the shelves with groceries so that we can still eat during this Pandemic. They put their lives at risk as well. Even people who works in a bank puts their lives at risk on the front line as well.

If it weren’t for those who works in the banks, this country finances will be up a creek. They handled the money that we spend so we can buy food and supplies for our needs while we are forced to stay home.

In a major war, people who served on the front line sometimes get killed. King David was accused of sending Bathsheba’s husband into the front line to cover up his own adultery with Bathsheba.

My point to this is we need to honor and appreciate those who are on the front line. They are vital to our safety and well being.

I think the government should create something special for all who served on the front line in one capacity or another. They deserves bonuses for seeing this country through this pandemic.

There’s Memorial walls in Washington D.C. to honor those who served and were killed during actual war such the Vietnam and World War 2. There’s even Memorial wall to honor our fallen police officers killed in the line of duty.

I think something like that to honor those on the front line in this battle that we are in is very much needed.

I also thinks that better pay is very much needed as well. Because we on the front line risk it all so the rest of the country can be safe, healthy, and stock up at home.

Let us give a shout out to all those on the front line! Let us remembered their sacrifices! If you happens to see someone working on the front line or knows someone who works the front line, thank them for their services. Give them a call or text messages thanking them for being willing to risk their lives on the front line.

You can’t really give them a hug right now; but you can still recognize them for their service.

The Blue Angels have been doing something wonderful for those on the front line. They have been flying around the country and creating thank you messages in the sky.

I even heard people who are staying home are giving a shout out to those in the front line by opening their windows and shouting.

We need more hope story like this.

Thanks to all those on the front line. Thanks for your sacrifices. Just thanks them and remember we will get through this together.

War may be hell but we will get through this!

Can you imagine the Brady Bunch with Shirley Jones instead of Florence Nightingale? Can You imagine any other actresses portraying Shirley Partridge on the Partridge Family?

It could had happen! Shirley Jones was first offered the role of Carol Brady on the Brady Bunch; but turned it down. The reason for it was, she didn’t want to play a stay-at-home mother.

Now Shirley Jones was movie star married to Jack Cassidy. They were in the process of starting a family and she was looking at doing a television series; so that she could be closer to home for her family.

Shirley Jones was the first to be cast on the Partridge Family. Of course she did her own singing on the show.

Shirley Partridge was a single working mother raising 5 kids. At first, she worked at a bank before the family became a hit musical family.

She was a Feminist.

The next to be cast on the Partridge Family was David Cassidy. He was Shirley Jones’s step-son. It was because of Shirley that David got the part and his first acting job. She recommended David to the producer of the show. Then both her and Jack Cassidy pushed for David to take the opportunity of a lifetime.

Now David also did his own singing on the show as well. The other kids on the show just lip sync.

Even though, Shirley Jones was David Cassidy’s step-mother, they were still close, as she helped raise him as one of her own boys. She wasn’t a wicked step-mother, like was shown in certain Disney films. David looked up to her with respect.

Blood and DNA don’t mean anything. If a person have a heart for children, anyone can be a mother. She was like a mentor to David Cassidy. She also helped him deals with his not-so-good relationship with his father and his death later on in life.

Even David’s kids called Shirley, grandmother.

Now Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy had 3 boys together themselves. The oldest is Shaun Cassidy. Before Shaun was born, Jack gave Shirley a portrait of what their first born son would possibly looks like. I have to admit, when I saw a picture of a young Shaun Cassidy and even as he got older, I have to say that he resembled his mother in looks very much.

Shaun and David were very close growing up, like brothers. Shaun was able to learn a lot about show businesses through his mother and his brother, David. He would helped his mother answer fan mails.

When it became his turn to become a teen idol; he was pretty much prepared for the outcomes by learning and watching what David went through. Plus, his mother, Shirley, was also there as support.

The kids cast on the Partridge Family was also very close to Shirley Jones. She was like a mother to them even off the set. At times, they were over at her place playing with her boys.

I think that was why they didn’t have as much trouble in their adult life as most child stars. Shirley Jones was a mentor to not only her step-son, David, but also the other kids on the Partridge Family.

I think the reason why Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan Cassidy didn’t have the problem, was because of the kind of mother Shirley Jones was. They became good rounded adults.

Not only did she helped David deals with the death of his father by apparent suicide and alcohol abuse; she was able to helped her own sons as well.

When she wed for a second time to comedian Marty Ingalls, her son, Shaun walked her down the aisle to give her away.

Now shifting over the other half of this blog and single working mothers. Shirley Jones represents single working mothers by her portrayal of Shirley Partridge.

Like I said, earlier, she was a feminist, a career woman and a working mother. I would say, in a way she may have a Conservative.

I guess what I’m getting at is, I have more respect to single working mothers than I do to mothers who lives on welfare and keeps getting pregnant just to get more money from the government.

Any single working mothers who can bring home the bacon, fry it and still finds the time to play and teach her kids, deserves my utmost respect.

It’s a mother’s job to teach her kids about life and how to become a decent human being.

For the first 5 years of my life, my mother was single working mother. She never went on welfare. She never demanded alimony from my real father. The only thing he did was paid the hospital where I was born.

I’m sure that you heard the story of Dr. Ben Carson. He was a self-taught man. You would have to give his mother the credit though. Ben Carson was raised by a single working mother himself. His mother didn’t have much education and wasn’t the best at reading. But she demanded that her sons, read and do book reports; even though she couldn’t actually read herself.

We all know what kind of man Ben Carson became thanks to his mother.

My hearts goes out to these hard single working mothers out there. It’s not easy being a mother and a father. It’s not easy raising a family on a single income. She works hard for the money; as little as it may be.

Any single working mothers should be paid equal pay for equal works, no matter what kind of jobs it may be.

If they were paid the same, they wouldn’t have to get welfare help.

Happy Mother’s Day not only to Shirley Jones but all single working mothers out there. You worked extra hard raising your kids to keep them safe and healthy. You raise them up to be good rounded adults.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there as well. Mothers have a very important job. God bless all mothers, single, working and stay-at-home.

Are you like me and tired of all the depressing news you get from the mainstream fake news media? Do you just wants a little good news for a change?

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that the mainstream news media is all doom and gloom over this pandemic. They make it sounds like there’s no hope at all for us because of the Coronavirus.

I find that when I watch Fox news, I get more hope for dealing with this Coronavirus. They give us hope for this country. They give us hope that we will overcome and survive. We are overcomer!

I’m here to tell you that we will survive this pandemic. This wasn’t the first crisis that the United States and the world is going through. And this won’t be the last. As the long as the world is still standing, there will be disasters, until the good Lord return again. It says so in the Bible. This will only make us stronger and hopefully wiser.

Around 1918, the United States went through a pandemic of all pandemic with the Spanish Flu. It lasted around 2 years. We got through that and came out on top.

Back then, we didn’t have the fake mainstream news media we got now scaring us. The Spanish Flu was way tougher than the Coronavirus. It killed a lot of people. Yet, there was also a lot of people who survived it as well.

Those who survived, survived it because there’s immune system was much better than what it is today. People ate healthier back then. There was no chemicals put into our food supplies and the ground that grows our foods. We didn’t have the poisons we have now. There was no telling you that you had to get a flu shot back then and people still survive without the flu shot. We survived because we used our common sense and home natural remedies. They didn’t had to shut the government down and every businesses back then.

This country survived the Stock Market crash just before the Great Depression. Sure there were people who jump out of the windows because of it. Before I made my investment decisions, I was told, not to get scared when the stocks falls; because it will rise again. This warning wasn’t only from my financial advisor but also a teacher I had in high school.

This country survived the Great Depression and got back on it’s feet. Part of the Great Depression was the Wall Street Crash and another was the dust storms in the Great Plains states. We survived because of hard works and common sense.

We survived the attack on Pearl Harbor; which dragged the United States into World War 2. After the World War 2, we had the baby boomers.

We survived the Y2K back in 2000. The fake mainstream news media used our fears to scare us. They said that there will be a worldwide blackout once the clock turned to 2000. The reason they gave was because the system wasn’t set up to deal with all the zeros. So people hoard things like generators and others back then as they hoard things during the Coronavirus.

Nothing happen? We didn’t have a worldwide blackout like the media scared us to believe would happen?

This country survived the attack on the World Trade Center during 9/11. The economy didn’t collapse.

Sure, we was in a long dragged out war in the Middle East, because of it. As bad as I hated George W. Bush, it was better that he was President than Al (I invented the internet)Gore. I progress, I’m sorry!

Just a few short months ago, everything including the Government was shut down because of the Coronavirus. Everyone was forced to stay home!

The Democrats and the mainstream news media will have you believe that this is the end and President Trump is to blame.

I heard last week that God shut things down just to get our attention. He wants us back.

We will overcome this and come back stronger than ever. I just hope that we will also become wiser. We will survive this as we did other crisis. All we have to do is use common sense. All we have to do is quit poisoning our food supplies and putting poisons into our bodies.

These poisons are weakening our immunes system. It us making us sicker and weaker.

They didn’t have all that poisons during the Spanish Flu of 1918, and they survived.

The economy will bounce right back. The Stock Market will rise again. People will be back to work and enjoying life once again. We will get through this as we did before.

If you happen to have the mainstream news media on they are scaring you by taking away your hope, just shut them off. It’s time the American people tell them where to get off.

If you want a little hope, turn to Fox news for a change.

We need some good news for a change. We need to hear some hope for a change. I don’t know about you; but I like hearing survival stories of those beating cancer or any survival stories. That’s good news and it gives us hope.

The Bible is full of hope for us all.

Don’t let the world take away that hope by scaring us. The devil would love for us not to have hope.

We will survive this! We are overcomer! Those who are Christians have hope. Those who lives out in the country and can plant their own garden, grow their own food without putting these poisonous chemicals in it, will survive.

My hope when you read this, you will find hope during this pandemic. I hope this will brings you victory. This is my prayer for you.

Now more than ever, it’s essential to watch what we do and say while online. It’s essential to pay attention to what your kids are doing while online.

When school was closed down because of the Coronavirus, the kids were happy to be done with school. They didn’t expect to have to take their classes online.

It’s important that parents works with their kids with their online courses. It will strengthened their bonds and it will also shows what they are being taught by our Liberal education system as well.

This is not about our Liberal education though.

Like I said, it’s viable that parents pay attention to what your kids are watching online. There’s predators out there who preys on innocent victims. Children for example.

Years ago, before computers, predators would lure children with either pets or candies to end up being kidnapped, molested, and/or murdered.

Now days, predators used the computers to lure unexpected victims. These predators will go to sites that children and teenagers occupied just to see who they can trick and lure to meet somewhere. They pretend to be someone there age; and so acts like a friend online.

Also years ago, predators would hang out where children hung out like the park, the mall, and schools. Some teens get lured into prostitution and pornography because of encounter at the mall.

Teens and kids are not the only ones that needs to watch out for predators though. Even vulnerable adults need to watch what they do while online.

There’s scammers out there who will try to steal your identity and/or money from you.

You heard of the movie, based upon a true story starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, called, “Catch me if you can.” In the movie, DiCaprio played a con artist who steals people identity.

Years ago, that was done through the mail for example. Now days they can do it online very easily.

Now I’m pretty much old school when it comes to some things. I prefer not to bank online.

You should never give your bank account numbers, Social Security, credit card/debit card numbers to someone you don’t know. Especially, when being online at sites that you don’t know much about.

I do have to admit though, I have ordered stuff through Amazon. That can be a risk as well; even though it’s a well known company. Scammers can still finds a way to get your information to steal from you.

Now you can get these APPs on your smartphone as well. Some apps may even wants your credit or debit card numbers before you can operate it.

It’s not only what you do online that you needs to watch out for. You also needs to watch what you say as well. In a way, I’m a people pleaser. I would wear my heart on my sleeves at times. Sometimes, I would say things on Facebook, for example, just to be like.

Predators like when a person does something like that. I don’t care if you are a child, a teenager, or an adult.

Be careful when you open up e-mail because you may attract viruses from predators and they can get a hold of any information they need about you. If I don’t know where the e-mails is coming from, I don’t open it.

Sure, I’m online with my blogs and even Facebook. I’m sometimes can be an open book when it comes to my blog. I’m taking chances but I’m doing what I went to college for years ago my with writing career.

There’s a part of my life I haven’t revealed on my blog. It’s a childhood secret that is painful to talk about.

In one way, it could possibly help someone in their times with what they have gone or is going through. Yet, at the same time, it could blow up in my face. If the information was given to the wrong person, I could be taken advantage of very easily. They could easily hurt me.

So the big question is, how can a person help someone with something that they themselves have gone through; without becoming a victim themselves?

I don’t know if this picture fit this blog or not.

When you are online please be careful; so that you don’t become a victim of these predators out there, looking for anyone they can devour. They are like a lion or even the devil, himself. Most important, pay attention to what your kids are doing online. Make sure that they aren’t being lured by potential perpetrator looking for innocent victims to take advantage of.

I hope that you take this blog as a warning and stay safe. Keep your kids safe as well.