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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Carolina Domestic Steel Toe Engineer Boot 115




My current boots are old, high mileage, and showing some wear and tear so the time was right for me to order out a new pair from a local vendor; the new boots arrived today.  Union made in the USA, these are my signature boots, I identify with them, they are a part of me; when I was 18-years-old, my first requisite safety shoes were steel toed engineer boots and, if I recall correctly, cost me a wee bit over $90.  Cost adjusted, they were far more expensive in 1970 than they are today. I do not have a blind allegiance to unions but these boots do have the quality I desire and are within the premium I will pay for domestically manufactured goods.  Carolina does the job for me.

For the most part, engineer boots were my dance shoes for 37-years inside the world of industry and related construction-sites; during my six-years of retirement I found that they still suit me just fine.  No jobsite I can remember was OSHA exempt from requiring safety shoes, yet any lumber or material yard open to the public has flip-flop clad customers loading lumber, pipes, pumps, bricks, and stones into their SUVs; go figure.  Should you ever see a mower or heavy object transform toes into a nebulous gory mess, you may just become a believer.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Mr. President, this is not 1963 and you sure as hell are not Martin Luther King.


Well, surprise, surprise; the POTUS decided to again fan the flames

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man; he was a warrior for righteousness. Barack Obama is an opportunistic, lying, political hack.  The biggest civil rights tragedy today is black on black crime, but that does not play well with the POTUS or his constituency.


70.5% of the murderers in Chicago are Black, and 75.3% of the murder victims are Black
24.3% of the murderers in Chicago are Hispanic, and 18.9% of the murder victims are Hispanic
3.5% of the murderers in Chicago are White and 4.6% of the murder victims are White



Monday, July 15, 2013

Waukegan says NO to “assault weapons” ban 7/15/2013


As I reported HERE on 6/17/2013, Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley sent the proposed Sheila Simon template “assault weapons” ban back to the Public Safety Committee.  During the interim, the committee received many emails and met in person with several concerned citizens.  Based on the input from the public, the committee decided to recommend AGAINST passing the ordinance.  Tonight, all aldermen (alderpersons if you prefer) except one voted AGAINST the proposed ordinance.

Subsequent to the announcement and council vote, some of us who signed up to make public statements passed on their opportunity.  Of those who did make comments, seven were pro-gun and thanked the committee and council for their decision.  Except for one alderman of a particularly tough, high crime ward, there were no anti-gun speakers. 

While I will never award high marks to Mayor Wayne Motley as a crusader for the Second Amendment, he was top notch in stewarding this contentious issue through the machinations of local government.  The system worked, as it should, thanks in large part to his fairness.