Stop Pulling the Wagon

Are You Tired Of Pulling the Government Wagon?


February 04, 2018 By: bob Category: Culture, Something To Think About

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I have often been amused at our tendency as a people to create cultural Icons out of some pretty unsavory individuals.  Black Beard the Pirate, Pancho Villa, Billy The Kid, Bonnie & Clyde and more recently, the Clinton Crime Family.  

Coming to us out of the wilds of Arkansas, a state with nearly three million citizens, they have left behind them a trail of abused women, phony cattle and land “deals”, death by “suicide” (Vince Foster – White House Counsel), heart broken interns, perjury, etc. etc.

Remember when Hillary said that she and Bill “Came out of the White House not only dead broke but millions of dollars in debt”.  Her words, not mine.  Ever wonder where all the money came from to turn them into millionaires in just a few short years?

When Port-Au-Prince in Haiti was devastated by a massive 7.0 Earthquake in 1993 over 13 Billion Dollars was pledged to help rebuild the City and surrounding area.  Several Billion of these dollars were “funneled” through the Clinton Foundation to rebuild housing and infrastructure in Port-Au-Prince.  Very little housing was rebuilt and the infrastructure remains a shambles to this day but the money disappeared – “Poof”.

The Clinton Global Initiative is presented as a way to provide aid to Africa for such things as fighting diarrhea and other health problems – a worthy cause.  What little information about the finances of the organization has been made public has shown that less than 10% has gone to actually helping the people of Africa and the rest of the money has been spent on “Administrative” and other costs – translation – funding the Clinton’s lifestyle.  “Poof”.

While Hillary was serving as Secretary of State somehow millions of foreign dollars (Saudi Arabia, Morocco, others) got “donated” to Clinton “Charities” and Bill was paid Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for twenty minute speeches as he traveled, First Class, around the world in a quest to interview new “Interns” for Hillary’s upcoming, “in the bag” Presidency which was being engineered  by the Democratic National Committee (exit Bernie Sanders) and members of upper management at the (in)Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation with the State Department playing a supportive role in the wings.

Everywhere the Clinton’s have been they have left behind broken lives, ruined careers, lies, deception and a talent for evading justice themselves.  In the process they have convinced millions of gullible voters that they “really care”.  They do care.  About themselves.

In my mind we all must take some blame or credit, you choose, for making “Rock Stars” out of those who destroy the lives of others while enriching themselves.  

Still, it troubles many of us how some individuals can live their lives doing things that most of us would not only have our lives and reputations destroyed for doing, but would also find ourselves confined for long prison sentences, while folks like the Clinton’s and their ilk, are hailed as “Celebrities” and “Folk Hero’s”.  

Bob Bandy –

“Just one out of Hillary’s basket of Deplorable’s” 





California Dreaming

January 17, 2018 By: bob Category: Humor

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This writing is meant to be a humorous look at life in the “new” Progressive California.

It is all true but it is not my intent to offend anyone, or perhaps, it is my intent to offend everyone, myself included, with the goal that we should all learn to laugh at ourselves when we view the results of our “good intentions”.

California is now a “Sanctuary State”, or more accurately a non-state since you cannot have a defined Country or State that does not have borders.  Everyone is now a citizen and you cannot be questioned about where you came from or how you got here.  No papers required.  Criminal history cannot be questioned.  

ISIS Bomb Maker – no documents required!  Drug Cartel Hit Man – You don’t need no “stinking papers”!  North Korean Saboteur – Come On Down!

If you want a practical demonstration of this take down all the fences around your house and allow free access to your yard and belongings.  While we’re at it, let’s also remove all the fences around all of California homes and businesses.  And, let us not forget to do the same for our friends in the Legislatures and all the folks in Hollywood.   Now lets see what happens to the Constitutional concept of “private ownership of private property”.

California is now a State where a prospective employer can be jailed or sued by a prospective employee if they question their immigration status, criminal history, Gender identity or belief in man made global warming.  This same prospective employer can also be sued by their customers if it turns out, for example, an employee has a criminal history and it was not disclosed to customers.

California is now a State where a worker in a Rest Home can be jailed if they address a patient by a gender title which the patient finds offensive on that particular day.  Subject to the patients right to change their gender identity “at will”.

California is a place where, if I wanted to, I could decide to be male on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Female on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  On Saturdays I could decide that I am a gender neutral Martian that is undocumented. No-one would be allowed to even question this, and, if they did I could sue them or have them jailed.  And, as a Martian I am only 44 years old.

The new “Progressive” California is a place where drug testing can be required to get a job to earn money (which will be taxed) but you cannot be drug tested to get “free” money in Public Aid to use as you see fit including spending that money on more drugs.

California is a State where you will not be jailed for stealing as long as you keep the total value of the items you steal to less than $940.  They can write you a ticket/citation but it is only a Misdemeanor and not a Felony.  There have been documented cases of thieves filling up shopping carts with items worth “only” a few hundred dollars and then giving Store Security the finger on their way out of the parking lot.  By the way,  Shopping carts are now “free” in California.  Note the “Citizen” in the photo above at his “residence” on the Streets in San Francisco.

California is the only State where if you steal a gun – worth less than $940 – it is a misdemeanor and you will be given a citation/ticket but if you buy a gun legally and are caught with it in your possession on the street without a State approved “Permit” it is a Felony and you can be given jail time and fines.  “Honest officer – I stole this gun – just give me the citation.”

I could go on with much more but why?  

California!  It’s a wonderful life!

You can’t make this stuff up.



Fair Share Taxes And Global Climate Change

November 11, 2017 By: bob Category: Humor

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I have information from reliable but nameless and secret sources that the State of California is very near announcement of a two fold plan for a Fair Share Universal Tax to help fund the War on Global Climate Change.

First, in recognition that exhaling releases carbon dioxide gas which is a contributor to Global Climate Change,  every resident or visitor to the State of California will be required to have a micro chip implant that will both monitor and report each time they exhale to the State of California.

This data will be forwarded to the Franchise Tax Board who will calculate the tax due and be responsible for collecting the scheduled tax from “Breathers”.  At the time of this writing the tax rate being considered is one tenth of a cent per exhale.  This may seem  a paltry sum until one calculates that the average adult respiratory rate is about 15 times per minute or 900 times per hour.  Do a little math and the average cost of exhaling in California will be about 90 cents an hour or $21.60 a day.

This tax can be avoided by simply no longer exhaling and residents and visitors can take comfort in the fact that inhaling is still free.  At least for now.

For the Second phase of this battle consideration is being given to the fact that methane is also a contributor to Global Climate Change and it is the responsibility of all of us to pay our Fair Share Tax in the battle to monitor and reduce the release of this gas into California’s breathable air resources.

It is also a scientific fact that flatulence is a major contributor to the release of methane into the atmosphere. Therefore, California is creating a new agency to monitor and tax the unwanted release of this gas.  To fund this Board and its employees a new source of revenue will be created through the establishment of a Flatulence Air Resource Tax.

Under development is a new monitoring device to be worn by all residents and visitors on the rear upper portion of the thigh which will sense, tabulate and report to the Board all releases of methane gas by the wearer.

The Board will then forward this information to the California Franchise Tax Board who will be responsible for billing and collecting the approved tax.  At this writing a rate of $1.00 per release is under consideration.  Think of it as an exhaust gas tax.

Taxpayers can avoid this tax by simply not releasing any methane gas through the monitored process.

The State agency for this Board is reporting some difficulty in recruiting, hiring and training workers who will be responsible for checking and monitoring individuals at random to be sure they are wearing the methane release and sound monitoring device and that it is working properly.

Formal announcement of this new Fair Share Tax and implementation of monitoring should be released through the media within the next 60 days.

All tax rates are subject to review and increase depending on Battlefield Assessment Reports from the ongoing War against Global Climate Change and subject to review and correction by former Vice President Al Gore.

What could possibly go wrong?

Bob Bandy





Take A Knee

September 29, 2017 By: bob Category: Culture, On Bob's Mind, Something To Think About

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The following was forwarded to me.  I do not know the author but share his/her sentiment.  You do not win me over to your cause, whatever it is, by dis-respecting the flag I served under as a veteran, or my Country’s National Anthem or the country I love and served proudly while in the military.  Period.  Take your protest elsewhere.
TAKE A KNEE!  My honor to pass this on!
Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January.Hold a musket ball in your
fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There 
won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just 
wait your turn.Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. 
Then take a knee.
Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American
man stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to 
pieces…the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were 
the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy 
Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe San
to Saigon…Anywhere will do. Americans died in all those jungles.There 
was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag 
they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well..and spit 
on for reasons only cowards know.
Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110
degree heat..Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress..Your number won’t 
be printed on it unless your number is up! You’ll need to stay hydrated 
but there won’t be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You’re on 
your own.
There’s a lot of places to take a knee Americans have given their
lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as 
a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who 
bled for the very freedoms you have. That’s what the red stripes mean. 
It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending 
your liberty.
While you’re on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on
a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch 
of ground taken…but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and 
sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains..every inch marked by an American 
life lost serving that flag you protest.
No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans…just American men
and women…delivering the real fight against those who chose to 
harm us…blazing a path so you would have the right to “take a 
knee.” You haven’t an inkling what it took to get you where you are…but 
your “protest” is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of 
real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those 
who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after 
your jersey is retired…
If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church
on Sunday and we’ll both kneel before Almighty God. We’ll thank him 
for preserving this country for as long as He has. We’ll beg forgiveness 
for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We’ll appeal to Him 
for understanding and wisdom. We’ll pray for liberty and justice 
for all…because He is the one who provides those 
things. But there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for 
His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of 
the free and the home of the brave. It goes like 


September 02, 2017 By: bob Category: Culture, In the News, On Bob's Mind, Something To Think About

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Having said the above I am witnessing in our media and on our streets a form of mass hysteria and hate.  It scares me in the sense that I can see it ripping our society apart. I hear and read about “non-negotiable” demands to erase and tear down any relics of real or imagined links to slavery in our nation.  

It seems that anyone with any cultural, racial or historical ties to slavery by any association or relationship in any way, is marked for removal from the annals of  our nations heritage.

The other day it was announced that ESPN removed a Sportscaster from the commentary at a Sporting event because the man, who had an Asian background, shared the same name as a Confederate General.

Let me share something with you.  I have a 60+ year fascination with history.  

But, don’t take my word for it, study for yourself.  When you study you will find that, take a deep breath, slavery in various forms was practiced by: The Carthaginians, the Romans, The Greeks, The Persians (Iranians), The Babylonians, The Chinese, The Mongols, The Huns (Europeans), England, The Vikings, The Russians, Southern Asian Peoples (including India), Egyptians, Middle Eastern and North African Islamic States, Native Americans (North, Central and South America), The People, Tribes and Nations of Central and South Africa.  Also, many Island Nations including Japan. And, I have probably missed naming a few.

Also keep in mind that the horror of slavery is still practiced in parts of the world.

I could be wrong but the only Continent that I am aware of that has no history of slavery in some part or way is Antarctica.  So, if you can firmly establish that all of your ancestors were Native Antarcticans you are stain free. Otherwise, join the rest of us in the cesspool.  

Virtually all of us have a skeleton or two in our closet if we want to dig a little and drag them out.  

If it is decided to eradicate all statues, memorials, hospitals, schools, parks, highways, malls, airports, landmarks etc. etc. etc. with the names of anybody who has any ties in history to slavery, racism, a now despised group or family heirloom associated with such, you are going to be very busy.

Just one example:  Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia. Besides being a Senator, he was a former Grand Wizard in the Ku Klux Klan.  I have heard an estimate, probably exaggerated, that perhaps half the airports, schools, hospitals, parks, highways etc. in the State of West Virginia are named after him.  You are going to need a lot of shovels, backhoes, “whitewash” and other equipment to eradicate his name and memory from the state.

But not to pick on just the Senator.  Many, most or all of our great leaders, as well as us common folk, have historical skeletons we would probably just as soon not know about. 

Slavery was abolished in the United States more than 150 years ago.  

The stain of racism is still with us and is practiced by people of all colors.  It will be with us until we all learn to love one another, forgive one another and be enriched by one another.  You cannot erase it by law, edict, marching in the streets or hating one another.  Unfortunately, the latter is what I see being practiced in the media and on the streets.  Pity.

Bob Bandy




June 16, 2017 By: bob Category: Humor, Something To Think About

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It is very clear to me that I am a slow learner.

What is the old saying?  One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

For 50+ years I have faithfully participated in our system of government.  Working, paying taxes and voting for the person whom I honestly felt best qualified for whatever position needed to be filled.

In the process I have unwittingly contributed to help create a system filled with what I like to call “Clowns, Criminals and Lunatics” in charge of a poorly organized, mostly criminal enterprise that robs its own citizens while rewarding corruption and theft.

Not to say that all members of Congress fit this description but the 2 or 3 percent who do not fit the description are totally outgunned by the 97 or 98 percent who do.

They have littered our history with the rot and debris of failed government “programs” and left us with an ever growing percentage of  our citizenry enslaved and addicted to a government funded by runaway debt.  At this writing some 20 Trillion Dollars worth and growing.

What I observe is self serving politicians working for their own re-election goals and not the needs of their constituents.  Corruption and greed on a massive scale.  Political correctness twisted to serve political agendas.

Once Government declared War on Poverty.  Poverty won.

I no longer expect anything out of government but lies, corruption, failed programs and debt.  After 50 years why should I expect anything else?  Lie to me once – shame on you.  Lie to me a thousand times – shame on me.  To borrow from one of my earlier writings:  “Expecting something good to come out of Washington is like fishing for your dinner in a septic tank”.

Some of these programs were well intentioned but misguided and horribly mismanaged.  Instead of helping the needy  to grow into confident self sufficient individuals, they created addicts to the slavery of dependency on the drug of a cancerous charity that steals their freedom and dignity.

One of life’s great truths: Forced charity breeds resentment. If you take by force the fruits of those who worked for them to enrich those who will not work for themselves, you create enmity and bitterness on both the unwilling giver and the ungrateful receiver.

Recently I heard a commentator say that it is not worthwhile to read or listen to the “Drive By” “Mainstream Media”.  Most of which have become nothing more than a public forum of “Innuendo”, “lies from anonymous sources”, “Talking Points”, “Propaganda” and other agenda driven non-news.  At first I was inclined to reject his advice but on further thought it finally registered with me that he was right. All reading and listening to this “drivel” accomplishes is to make me mad and insult my intelligence.


I have determined to accept the fact that our government is, with or without my participation, firmly on the path to economic destruction and cultural ruin and I want to minimize my part in this endeavor to an absolute legal minimum.

I will, to the best of my ability, violate no laws but I sure “ain’t” going to help them either.

I will focus my own efforts to helping those I care about find a way to survive the chaos and destruction that is sure to come.  “A house divided”.

At some point the “Government” is going to find their “wagon” abandoned with no one left to pull it.

Bob Bandy