Since Nov 21, 2001
Male, 1962... Born Again Christian, Reagan Conservative, 27 yr loyal Republican until midsummer '07, now Independent... Avid outdoorsman, all around fix-it guy, businessman, now disabled (Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis)... Pro-Life advocate, RKBA advocate, advocate for the disabled, Computer Tech, Hacking mini OS's for fun (mini98, miniXP, miniVista, miniWin7 - rescue and backup platforms, embedded, legacy tooling machines)... Horses, Guns, big dogs, HAM/CB, Old Skool BIG 4x4's (mud) and Hot rods (Chevelle)
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. -Isaiah 5:20
Because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar: Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. Ezekiel (13:10-11)
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. -2 Chronicles 7:14
"I sought for the key to the greatness of America in her harbors...; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." -Alexis de Tocqueville
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. -John Adams
"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." -James Madison "The Father of Our Constitution"
We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. - Ronald Reagan, 1965
"We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedomsto choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." -Viktor Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning" 1946
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ― C.S. Lewis
Business Ethics (Old Skool):
A day's work for a days pay.
Pay forward when you can, and save for the rainy day (It will rain).
If they look out for you, you look out for them.
No more profit than you need, and leave some on the table for the next guy.
A good thing is well made, on time, at a fair price, and will last as long as possible.
Pay more attention to the warranty than to the new work.
Good intentions are cheaper than lawyers.
The best advertisement is "Word of Mouth".
Do what is right, not what is expedient.
Worry about the work, the money will come.