CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE to read the need for RULE #5,“Always store firearms so that they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.”

Know when you are being played, recognize the players. CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE for the schoolyard-bully rules used by mendacious partisan politicians and their zealot stooges.
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Thursday, May 24, 2007

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Entry for May 24, 2007

Seems all elected local, state, and federal officials are jumping on the steamrolling bandwagon to snuff out smoking. Politicians have traditionally had a herd mentality; if it feels good, they all want to scratch the same itch. They have discovered there are a substantial number of potential voters who believe the only form of human lower than a politician is a non-voting smoker. It is no surprise that the anti-smoking politicians mimic hyenas circling a road kill.
All of the lowlife tobacconists hiding in the shadows will soon find law enforcement waiting there in ambush. I am sure the police are looking forward to enforcing all of the new smoking laws, since the politicians have made police work boring by eliminating all gang crime, domestic violence, and hard drug trafficking. After all, second hand smoke is responsible for global-warming.


We need our politicians to go further. We need them to refuse all revenue from the sale of tobacco products. We need them to set an example for the entire world and ban the sale of tobacco nationally. Please help save us from Demon Tobacco. Forsake all of that tobacco stained tax money. Do it now. Otherwise, people may think politicians are hypocrites, and we sure cannot have that.

Thanks for listening.


James A. Zachary Jr.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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Entry for May 23, 2007

Last Memorial Day I was called out to my workplace due to a major power outage. At work things get very-bad very-fast if there is no juice to run all of the pumps and compressors. Since everyone wants holiday-weekends off, it was hard to find someone working for the utility company that could troubleshoot the outage. Further, our department had only a skeleton crew available so it took some time to transport and set up the diesel powered emergency generators.

Other that the fact that I was burned out from being called out on emergencies on holidays and weekends for over 30-years, this episode was just plain stressful. I took solace in demon tobacco. I had quit cigarettes 10-years earlier, but saw no harm in choking down a cigar during this over-nighter.


One year later I am still hacking down a cigar a day. May not sound like much, but I had beaten my lungs and other vital organs for over 35-years with cigarettes.

My goal is to quit cigars by this Memorial Day. There is plenty of nicotine gum in my pockets and the will is strong. Wish me luck. I wish good luck to you.

Thanks for listening.


James A. Zachary Jr.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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Entry for May 22, 2007

It is getting late. It has been a long day, probably for you as well. Sometimes I feel the need to write even when I really do not have much to say. Some folks like to talk when they have no reason to. All day long I had ideas for what I would blog, but they all vaporized by evening. How would you like the listen to me groan about gasoline prices? No?

So, what are you doing for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?

It’s hard to find an American Flag that was actually made in the USA. I found an outfit and I will post a link to their site from mine. Trouble is that they do not sell direct to the public, so the flags are available only from retailers. Many outlets have NON-USA-MADE American Flags and they are not clearly marked. For some reason, I just do not feel comfortable flying an American Flag that was made in China. Your mileage may vary.

Be safe and thanks for listening.


James A. Zachary Jr.

Monday, May 21, 2007

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Entry for May 21, 2007

Today I read where a 24 year old man was stabbed to death yesterday (Sunday) with a most unusual weapon. Autopsy showed he died after being stabbed in the back of the neck with a house key. A 40 year old woman is being held by the Chicago Police as a "person of interest" in the killing.

Late last week three senior citizen males (age late 60s, early 70s) were walking in a forest preserve near here. There was an altercation of some sort with a younger male, who subsequently attacked all three seniors with a rock. One senior was killed, the other two seriously (but not critically) injured. Attacker has not been caught, described as a younger, thin male between 5'8'' and 6'0'' tall.

Gun control in Illinois is indeed working.

Thanks for listening,


James A. Zachary Jr.