Thursday, November 28, 2019

For All These Things I am Truly Thankful

I'm in Cleveland, OH, with the family, celebrating our annual Thanks to God for All Our Blessings.

And, we have so much to be thankful for:

  • Employment is up - WAY up. And, for once, the minority employment is also good.
  • My retirement investments have almost completely recovered from the disastrous Obama presidency.
  • The Impeachment Scam has, except in the teeny little minds of Rabid Democrats, failed. Bigly. They may still be able to pull off some apparent success, but - trust me - everyone with a working brain sees it for what it's worth.
  • Trump asserted a Presidential Power - pardon - and, when the Navy Brass pushed back on his explicit instructions and clear orders, fired the dissident. It should give other saboteurs some concern if they think about doing the same.
  • Flynn's sentencing has, once again, been delayed. I assume the judge is awaiting the investigative report. If only Flynn could sue the bastards for their illegal actions.
  • In my immediate family, all are reasonably healthy (except for the usual wear and tear of age). Even my brother, who was on the list for a liver, is better. So much so, that he is - for now - off the list. Yay!
  • All kids are employed and healthy.
  • We celebrated my son's birthday yesterday, and all was good. My eldest grandson and I had a nice talk, and he is eager for me to put together a booklist for him. He likes science fiction, military fiction (he's never read Tom Clancy!), and thrillers. Please feel free to add your own suggestions to the comments. I'm going to clear out a lot of paper books from my stash, and use the local used book stores to get others on the list. Also, he's getting a Kindle for Christmas, along with a gift card for e-books.
  • My knee is still swollen and painful. Fortunately, the local gym has a whirlpool, and is open until noon today. So, that should help me today.
  • Best of all, it is looking like next year's election will make the Nixon-McGovern race look like a stunning success for the Left. Urge all SANE people you know to run next year, and open your wallets to help that happen. Don't forget races for county commissioners - there is a LOT of money that flows through their hands. You don't want the Left to control that. Also, don't forget school and library boards - I've been reading Shut UP, about a library porn scandal - highly recommended, both as an engrossing story, and as a how-to fight back, using FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and OMA (Open Meetings Act).
I'm at my daughter's house, working on teaching the eldest kid how to crochet - NOT an easy task, as she is right-handed, and I'm a lefty. Other than that, just kicking back and enjoying the day.


Mark.V. said...

For science fiction introduce your grandson to Robert Heinlein especially his novels The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress and Starship Troopers which combines science fiction with military fiction.

S Richard said...

Book suggestion:
Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove. It is alternative History and Science Fiction. His World war series is also a good read,

Col. B. Bunny said...

George MacDonald Fraser is always a treat. Any Flashman novel. Quartered Safe Out Here is a wonderful account of Fraser's service in the 14th Indian Army in Burma during WWII.

Bugles and a Tiger by John Masters. A poignant account of his service with a Gurkha regiment in India in the '30s.

Blacklisted by History by M. Stanton Evans.

The Revolt Against the Masses by Fred Siegel. A history of progressivism in the US.

The Gulag Archipelago.

The Stones Cry Out by Molyda Symusiak. A young girl's account of life under the Khmer Rouge.

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding.

Courtship After Marriage by Zig Ziglar.

To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951. By Andrew Salmon.

Catch 22.

Any Jack Reacher novel.

Inside the Red Army by Victor Suvorov.

Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. Chopper pilot in Nam.

Francis W. Porretto said...

Why not point him at this book? Especially as for today only, it's a free download at Amazon.