Thursday, May 18, 2017

WHAT A MAILBOX!





















This is the latest sculpture from Leo Sanchez of Valencia County. The New Mexico Gas Company employee took out his chainsaw to carve this mailbox holder from a tree stump. Along with wood, Leo has sculpted in bronze, pouring resins, and ceramics.

He will have a public showing of his work later this summer.

sculpture © Leo Sanchez  - All Rights Reserved

Monday, May 8, 2017

DRIVER'S LICENSE CHAOS IN NEW MEXICO

a letter to a local newspaper from my father, Manuel T. Aragon, regarding the hassle of trying to get a license under the Real I.D. Act which pretty much had to be shoved down the throats of Democrats in our New Mexico state legislature:

I am so disgusted with the problems I and others are having getting a driver's license renewal. In all my years, I have NEVER seen anything as screwed up as the mess we have today. There are ridiculously long lines at the MVD, at the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records, at the Social Security office, at bank safety deposit boxes, and everywhere else we're sent to try to get the papers they demand.

For years I could get a renewal by going down to MVD, paying the fee, and getting a picture taken. Now I have to prove who I am, what I am, where I am, and give a blood and stool sample on top of that. I fought for this country in World War II for this? 

I have a relative in Las Vegas, New Mexico who was told to go see a lawyer because he's always gone by the first name Paul but his birth certificate says Pablo, the Spanish version that would have been given to him back then. A tradition we have or had here in New Mexico due to our Catholic religion was putting Jose for men or Maria for women before a newborn's name. There are also misspellings on birth certificates due to a lack of schooling long ago. Looks like the people running this fiasco are oblivious to our state's culture and history.

But what really has me mad is that NONE of our so-called representatives of either party at the legislature or even our esteemed governor is opening his or her mouth or lifting a finger to discuss or try to remedy this situation. NOTHING! Are they living on some other planet?

This must be one of the greatest windfalls for lawyers I've ever seen and we citizens of New Mexico, as usual, are the recipient of the short end of this stick. 

I am so sick of the behavior of all our damned politicians. Every one of those cowards is hiding from us. If there was a lever I could pull to send them all to the deepest part of Hades, I'd be more than happy to pull it.

by © Manuel T. Aragon  - All Rights Reserved
from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SANTA FE AND ITS TAX MADNESS

The Santa Fe, New Mexico citizenry's rejection of a soda tax (proposed 2-cents-per-ounce sugar tax on beverages and powdered mixes) which was voted on this past May 2, was somewhat surprising proving that though you can lead a liberal to a snack bar, you can't necessarily make him shoot himself in the foot.

Aside from the sham of the Santa Fe city council pretending to care about public health, the main selling point was that the money was supposedly destined for funding Pre-Kindergarten programs in the public schools. But, really, money for Pre-K? What's next, money for Pre-Womb? Pre-Egg? Pre-Gleam in the eye?


I grew up in an era devoid of kindergarten and may I say, reading, writing, and arithmetic test scores were far higher than they are today. We had rote, pencils, and homework with good libraries that weren't emptied before every bond election. Even with that working against us, many of my peers went on to become engineers, judges, teachers, business owners, and, yes, career politicians. Further, we didn't have to contend with Bilingual Education, New Math, Phonetic English, Computers on every desk, and Teacher Union Excuses for shameful results.


My gosh, we are paying far more per student than many of our surrounding states and getting squat to show for it. Pre-K will solve this? Of course, government functions under the Law of Inverse Perversity: the more you spend on a problem, the worse it gets, a fact voters often forget when a legal measure is wrapped in children.


Nevertheless, a lot of money had to be spent wastefully to defeat this tax. Billionaire, liberal meddler, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributed $1.1 million to the pro-tax effort while $1.3 million was extorted from the American Beverage Association to fight the industry-killing measure. In fact, there's always lots of money spent to defeat every government effort to impose more taxes upon us. It's ridiculous. Without someone's deep pockets, TV, radio, and print advertising would be out of reach for small groups and individuals. You shouldn't need a king's ransom to defeat a bad idea.


It is disgustingly unfair that government forces such spending and I think that whenever government loses such efforts, government should refund the expenditures used to defeat their greedy ideas.


Let the people pay for their folly for electing such 'leaders' by having their taxes raised until the debt is repaid. Maybe then, politicians will think twice about putting out more tax increases and voters might take their head out of their behind and pay attention to who they are electing.


#     #     #     #     #


by © Clyde James Aragon  - All Rights Reserved

from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

And visit his Zazzle.com site for humorous bumper stickers, T-shirts, calendars, mugs, etc. at:

CJA the Humorist:  http://www.zazzle.com/cja_the_humorist

Saturday, April 29, 2017

THE MARCH AGAINST SCIENCE

On April 22, 2017, liberals took to the streets to 'March For Science'. As usual, they demonstrated their fitness to walk and to carry large cardboard signs. Only I'd say, this was actually a march against skepticism, against any voices that disagreed with them, against even scientists whose results differed from the 'consensus' that now takes the place of scientific proof. And with all the bluster and verbiage were underlying threats against those who would hold an opinion they disagreed with. Freedom of speech is limited to them, don't you know.

The whole thing, of course, is ridiculous. I don't know who is against science. Science has brought us marvelous things: cellphones, TVs, automobiles, computers, antibiotics, electricity, you name it, we are led by science. The smug thought that there is anyone against science and that we must somehow stand up for it verges on the insane.


But skepticism, ah, that is something else. We will agree with the marchers, we will accept their verdicts, we will not threaten their views. Or else.


Skepticism, however IS the foundation of science. In 1615, Galileo Galilei was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition for believing that the earth revolved around the sun. Girolamo Fracastoro in 1546 proposed his germ theory and was greeted with disdain. In 1982, the American biochemist and neurologist Stanley Prusiner proposed that prions were responsible for Mad Cow Disease and was met with anger and disbelief. Everywhere you look, the 'consensus' has often been shown to be wrong, wrong, wrong.


Back in 1968, biologist Paul Ehrlich, peddling neo-Malthusian theory, said overpopulation would soon destroy mankind; over ten years ago, former Vice President Al Gore told us we only had 10 years to save the planet from global warming; oh, and back in the 70s, we were told to prepare for the coming Ice Age. Yet we are still here. All of us.


So go the marchers, following the Pied Piper consensus of Leftist politics whose bidding they are really doing. Politics is science, science is politics. There IS climate change/global warming because they say so. Overpopulation is right around the corner because they say so. Obey their thinking because they say so.


By denying the skeptical, the 'March for Science' was really a 'March Against Science'.


#     #     #


by © Clyde James Aragon  - All Rights Reserved

from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

And visit his Zazzle.com site for humorous bumper stickers, T-shirts, calendars, mugs, etc. at:

CJA the Humorist:  http://www.zazzle.com/cja_the_humorist

Sunday, April 23, 2017

SANTA FE THE GREEDY

If you've ever needed a reason to avoid Santa Fe, New Mexico, you now have a pretty good one.

Thanks to the genius of Mayor Javier Gonzales and the dwarves on the city council, they want to pass a sugar tax that would not only raise the cost of soda drinks you order at a restaurant or fast food drive-up but would, according to a newspaper ad now running from the organization "Better Way For Santa Fe & Pre-K", raise a gallon of juice drink from $1.59 to $4.06; a 12-pack of soda would be upped from $4.49 to $7.37; and a canister of lemonade mix would rise astoundingly from $6.98 to $28.74.

Purported to be an outgrowth of their 'concern' for public health and to fund more useless programs for the 'children', it's really just another behind-the-back tax to further feed the ever-expanding hog of government they've created in that ultra-liberal city. Of course, the picture of Santa Fe liberals going to the polls to further screw themselves is a laughable sight indeed, but for those who just want to quench their thirst and sweet tooth without the demands of money-gut politicians it will make a trip outside the City Indifferent to buy soft drinks a necessity.

There will be a special election vote this May 2 but, whether it is defeated or not, government-government-government is all these liberal Communistic political weasels ever have on their mind.

ADDENDUM: On May 2, 2017, the measure was defeated: 11,533 against the tax and 8,382 in favor of it. Which all goes to show that you can lead a Horse to water but you can't make it shoot itself in the foot.

#     #     #     #     #

by © Clyde James Aragon  - All Rights Reserved
from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

And visit his Zazzle.com site for humorous, provocative bumper stickers, T-shirts, calendars, mugs, etc. at:
CJA the Humorist:  http://www.zazzle.com/cja_the_humorist

Saturday, April 22, 2017

CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE


Civil Rights Issue Bumper Sticker

Civil Rights Issue Bumper Sticker

by CJA_the_humorist


by © Clyde James Aragon  - All Rights Reserved
from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

And visit his Zazzle.com site for humorous bumper stickers, T-shirts, calendars, mugs, etc. at:
CJA the Humorist:  http://www.zazzle.com/cja_the_humorist

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BUILD THE DAMNED WALL


Wall 2 bumper sticker

Wall 2 bumper sticker

by CJA_the_humorist


by © Clyde James Aragon  - All Rights Reserved
from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

And visit his Zazzle.com site for humorous, provocative bumper stickers, T-shirts, calendars, mugs, etc. at:
CJA the Humorist:  http://www.zazzle.com/cja_the_humorist