Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's been a while...

First of all, please allow me a moment to apologize. Quite a few blogs and Web sites around the world have posted links to this blog and I'm very thankful for that. I must apologize to my readers, but especially to those fellow bloggers who have posted links to my blog in the past, because I have been so inactive.

I've been seriously busy as you might imagine. With the Heller Case coming out in the United States Supreme Court and me starting another five (5) Web sites, getting my eldest son off to college, cutting firewood for the coming winter and so much more, my free time each week is down to merely a couple of hours.

I have used Microsoft FrontPage 2000 to post everything to the Web for the past almost ten years. Since both Microsoft and my Web host have stopped supplying tech support and updated FrontPage extensions, I have bought a new Web site program, that has a rather higher learning curve to it. It is taking a bunch of time to recreate ten years worth of work and updating my content. Once everything is done, I'll be certain to post a blog announcing my new site(s).

My Web sites now include www.PoolFever.com which will be a Web site for pool players, which is another hobby of mine. I played in the APA and was a skill level 6 for two years, but stopped playing in 2003 as a skill level 5 after one bad session.

Another two Web sites that I have registered and done some work on, (but not published) are www.NothingUnderAGrand.com and www.AllOverAGrand.com. These two Web sites will be focused entirely on retail items that are between $1000.00 and about $5,000,000. There are almost no Web sites on the Internet that focus specifically upon items that are at least one thousand dollars in price and I thought this might be a good niche area to work in. I have not spent nearly enough time on them though. That's mostly because my focus has been elsewhere and I have no other excuse.

The other two remaining Web sites that I have registered and have in progress are Christian focused. They will be focused upon garnering prayer partners for Christian missionaries. They are www.MissionaryPrayerWall.org and www.MissionaryPrayerWall.com. So to recap, I help to preserve the Second Amendment with www.SaveTheGuns.com, help promote Christianity with these two and try to sell $1000+ items online, with the previous two.

So, working on five other Web sites at the same time, while writing two new e-books and working another full time job to support my family, as well as writing my monthly newsletter called the Minuteman Monthly Newsletter, I am extremely busy. In short, my plate is quite full; overflowing may be a better description. Please forgive me for not posting to this blog in a while... :-)

I want to hit a few subjects with this post. First, I want to personally thank Associate Justice Antonin Scalia for his superbly brilliant defense of the Second Amendment in the Heller case. It could have been better, but not by much.

If you have not read and saved the Heller Case decision, I have posted it on my Web site in a .pdf file here:


You will of course need some program that reads .pdf files, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, to read it and save it. Otherwise, I will try hard not to change the address above.

Secondly I would like to address the 2008 election. I was going to "protest-vote" this year and pull the lever for either Bob Barr or Ron Paul. I expected McCain to pick Governor Romney (R-MA)as his running mate, perhaps Tom Ridge, or maybe even Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT). I would have been very unhappy with these guys.

I was a Massachusetts resident under Governor Romney and at the time, he was an anti-gun and pro-abortion governor. Both Ridge and Lieberman have stands on issues that I don't agree with and I could not have voted for them. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has never gotten any better than a "C" rating from the NRA and I believe his best rating with the Gun Owners of America was a "C-".

Then came Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). I have so much in common with Sarah Palin that it's kind of scary. We were both born in 1964, she is just a few months older than me. We're both Life NRA Members and support hunting. In fact, I'm one of the top ten NRA Membership Recruiters for the entire United States for the summer of 2008.

We have both attended Assembly of God churches. Myself, Brockton Assembly of God http://www.brocktonag.org/ and Grace Family Church Assembly of God http://www.gracefamilychurchag.org/. Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) has attended Wasilla Assembly of God http://www.wasillaag.org/.

Sarah Palin and I both have special needs children. Sarah and her husband Todd have Trig, who has Down's Syndrome and my wife and I have Matthew who has Carpenter's Syndrome and is completely non-verbal, with marked fine motor delays.

So, with all these things we have in common, as well as a passion for truth, balancing budgets, routing out corruption, NRA, same age, same church and both being proud parents of special needs kids, how could I not vote for McCain - Palin '08?

Okay, I better go now, I have to start making dinner for the kids...


Oh yeah, before I go, I would be remiss if I didn't ask you to rejoin, renew or join the NRA for the first time. The NRA cannot keep up the fight if just 4 out of every 100 American gun owners are members of the NRA.

The following link goes directly to the membership checkout page at the National Rifle Association. If you're already a Life NRA Member, you can give a gift of an NRA Membership here as well.


Bye for now. I'll try to post again soon, but I'm not making any promises... :-)

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