Friday, February 27, 2015


                     TO HELP YOU!"
                                                   Greatest lie of all time!

      Three people who were not elected on the FCC board have decided to let the government regulate the internet.  Something that was not broken and needed no interference besides chasing the worldwide criminals using it.  In other words they fixed what was not broke!  Did anyone read the 300+ pages of regulations before it was passed?  Only Google and a couple of internet giants.  Not the Congress.  Not the people.  Not the media.  But it will be OK.  This comes from the people who brought you healthcare, run away spending, and ignoring ISIS!
     So what does the internet do?  A picture goes viral about the color of a dress!  Two Llamas running loose, and a dress stolen from a hotel room.  Earth shattering!
      So I will talk about something really important! 
LETS BRING FOOTBALL BACK TO WSU!!! YEH!!!  So there is an online petition to restart the abandoned football program at Wichita State University.  It has had a lot of support over the years, yet there is always somebody with a little more power that kills the idea.  After all they still have a great stadium.  High school teams and track events still use it.
     On the negative side it would bring more students to the campus and add to the staff.  On the positive side only football and basketball programs make money and pays for the other sports that don't under Title 9.
     The wind was taken from the sails after the tragic plane crash that killed so many players coaches and fans years ago.  But these are the things that we come back from.  It is not like WSU can't produce anything world class, right?
      WSU only has a ranked basketball program, world class engineering facility, a science lab that was consultant to TV programs.  Wichita for some reason is so proud of WSU and yet still holds onto the Hillside High nickname.  To bad it takes a bill from the legislature to make the other two Universities play WSU in anything.
      Now that was important wasn't it?  Back to the Black Site maintained by the Chicago Police Department.  And whether this blog will still be allowed in the future.  After all it is Free speech. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015


                                      Albert Einstein

     My high school Government teacher became my State Representative.  I thought it would be neat to run against him as the free publicity of the student running against the teacher would be great.  I never did.  But I did ask him, as I have asked other Representatives, if it is a requirement that it is required to leave their brains behind in a fruit jar on the porch when they went to Topeka.  Everyone agreed that it seemed like it.
     Having gone through 11 years of public school and 2 years of parochial, I have had a great variety of teachers.  Some inspirational that still have an effect on me today.  Then there were others that fulfilled the old saying "those that can do, and those that can't teach."
     Being that I am not inclined to understand union mentalities and that teacher unions are lopsided on protecting the teacher at all costs, I find that the constant direction of the schools disturbing.  The original formula used today to distribute state funds for education was originally to take the perceived excess of the districts in Southwest Kansas gas fields.  Then dole it out to the "poorer" districts in the state.  Sounds eerily like take from the rich and redistribute.
      The state ends up sending over half of it's annual budget to schools and the schools in return spend some of it on court cases to get more.  Justified or not that is up for you to decide.  I wonder how many kids would have been paid for by all those court cases.  The law profession is of course happy to 'right the wrongs'.  Just send the check.
      School Boards have been a constant source of amazement to me my entire life.  Many members are there to make sure their little darlings get through without being expelled or to keep them on the varsity squad.
     The spending priorities have always confused me since we have gone from spending around $1500 per pupil when I was in school to near $6400 today.  What the money is spent on from the state is supplemented by a mil levy for infrastructure and constant applying for grants and other resources.
     Yet I see new schools being built that are the delight of an architectural students dream instead of practical easy to maintain buildings.  One school board spent $500,000 on a new Astro Turf football field when they had one of the best maintained fields in the state.  Oh, then there was the oversight that they had to spend $100,000 for the machine to clean it.  Life expectancy of the field is 10 years.
      District after district is so happy to spend six figure incomes for superintendents with DR. on their name that they could have funded a couple teaching positions for getting a proven competent administrator without the fancy title.  Also there are districts that are too small and should work together with many things including administration.
      There is the one district that shut down one school that was run with a Head Teacher and not a principal, partially because the building was old.  Yet that school had a better scoring average than the other 4 schools in their district.  They lost funding for 80 kids when it opened as a parochial school.
      The sad truth to the story is that the home schooler's have been achieving higher scores on the ACT tests than the public schooler's in Kansas.  Now the biggest attraction to home schooling is that the 'socialization' that everyone is worried about them missing out on is a non issue.  These students are avoiding bullying, drug pushing, and sex indoctrination starting in the second grade.  They also get to keep God in their education.
      I don't pretend to know what the Governor is doing and the Legislature.  I never have understood the priority that a school board gives to sports and not music.  I do know that to watch the reporters asking the questions of students, and the complete ignorance that is laughed at as comedy on TV is disturbing.
     It is sad that the curriculums to teach living have been done away with and special programs have to be created to do simple things to fit students to become workers.  Everyone is pushed to go to college yet it is not the college grad that is fixing their broken down stuff and doing jobs that you don't want to do.
     It is said that in the next ten years with the advancement of technology that 50% of the jobs as we know it will be gone.  Todays kids need to be taught flexibility and ability to learn.  Not what is determined to be the party line.
     I don't agree with consolidation as it has been done in the past.  Too many communities have been ruined losing their schools.  Since the 8th grade test given in the time of the one room school house could not be passed by most students today, it is not size that is the limiting factor.  In fact the smaller size and individual attention is recognized as being better.  Yet we still want to warehouse kids together and then bus them large distances to do any activities.  And any other activities, other than sports, are canceled. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015


                                         Josefina Vazquez Mota

     Now I am going to make a bold statement here.  I just did not fall off the turnip truck.  I am not a big believer in coincidence.  And to use the gullibility of anyone to further an agenda that is harmful to people and the country is the ultimate in hubris.  Maybe the country is so far gone that no one will use any thought process and if that is so it is too late to save it.
     Obviously neither side of the Washington crowd has any inkling as to what is right or good for the country or they would not be continuing to sell us down the river.  But here is my thoughts whether you like it or not.
     THE MEASLES EPIDEMIC STARTED AT DISNEYLAND.  Baloney!  I would use stronger words but this is a publication for decent people.  There is a Mumps epidemic, and other contagious diseases going around the country.  The flu vaccine was not formulated for the strains going around. 
     I ask you a question.  What event has happened in the last two to three years that could directly bear on this?  The invitation to send children to the United States from Latin America by our Fearless Leader?  The promotion of it and the hoards of unvaccinated children flooding our southern border?  Then the immigration authorities moving numbers of these kids all over the country?
      The number of unvaccinated children in this country are being blamed but how did they contract it?  I am sorry I do not accept the mainstream reporting of the epidemic and the governments explanations.
      Call me hard headed.  Call me a jerk.  Call me a denier.  I don't care!  We are under invasion and those who see it everyday try to tell us and mostly it gets ignored.
     Well back to what they think we really care about.  Isn't that Kanya West a Jerk?

Monday, February 9, 2015


                 I HAVE FOUND THAT IT BEARS
            TO THE FIRST"

                                                         Ronald Reagan

     Hitler perfected the BIG LIE.  Which is that by telling the biggest whopping lie over and over that it will eventually be believed.  And this has not been lost by politicians and industry strategists when working on a cause.
      I was bowled over by the ad run by UNCORK KANSAS ALLIANCE about changing the retail rules for beer, wine and spirits.  They stated that you needed to join them to work against the 'giants' in the liquor industry and let the grocery, discount, and convenience stores sell them.
      This group headed by the retired Mr. Dillon of Kroger (based in Cincinnati), Wal Mart (Bentonville, Ark.), Target (France), and others, fighting against the mom and pop store in your neighborhood.  What a whooper.
     This movement comes around every session of the Legislature with the same arguments.  They bring to town suitcases of cash and slick ad campaigns to get the only protected family business in the state killed.
     All the hype and lies it stills leaves the reality that one family in your neighborhood could be losing their business.  Anti trust laws protect from one entity dominating a particular area of business.  But there is no protection from clusters of competing business from killing the little guy.
      Imagine owning a business that you have to wonder from legislative session to session whether you will still be in business?  It is the law now that only one license can be held by anyone at a time. 
       Most places have a resident requirement for that.  Plus your business is the source of increased taxation for a government that cannot control spending.  Then you have law enforcement that instead of working with you to stop underage drinking try to set you up to be ticketed when they figure out how to fool a clerk into selling to one.
      It seems that the benevolent UNCORKED is slaying dragons in the wild west of Kansas.  Seems more like stepping on a lizard or kicking your dog.

Monday, February 2, 2015


                         PLANNING IS EVERYTHING."

                                 Dwight D. Eisenhower

      Wichita has a fantastic group of people and an institution that I have never had the chance to go see.  It is the Kansas Aviation Museum at the old Municipal Airport on the west side of McConnell AFB and north of Boeing.  Here they are taking a lot of Kansas Aviation history and restoring it to its new looks and function by a group of talented aircraft workers and enthusiasts.  They have been working on 'Doc' a B-29 of the type that dropped the Atomic bombs on Japan ending WWII.
      But that is not their only exhibit or restoration job.  It is great when folks you know can create something that is world class.  I never worked in the air craft industry but no Kansan can deny the deep roots it has in the state.  It is a fascinating story and world.
     Friends of mine built the current Air Force One and Two 747's here in Wichita.  They are about to replace them with another pair of 747's modified to be a flying White House for our president.  The Air Force One program is a great story and the first version of it is about to be lost.  And I propose that a joint effort to procure the number one version that belonged to our home son President Dwight David Eisenhower.  Bring it to Wichita and restore it for the museum.
     In 1953 there was a near miss collision between Eastern Flight 8610 and Air force Flight 8610 over New York City.  When they found out that Air force Flight 8610 was President Eisenhower's Constellation Columbine II it was quickly decided that whenever the president was in the air that the flight was AIR FORCE ONE.  This Lockheed Constellation was the first in the series of Air Force Ones and the only one to be sold as surplus by the government.
      When the Smithsonian started looking for the lost plane it contacted the owner of record Mel Chrysler in Wyoming.  Mr. Chrysler runs an aerial spray service and purchased a lot of five Constellations.  He intended to put all into service but one was in poor shape and was saved for parts.
     The one setting in the desert and almost cut up is the original Columbine II.  It would be a shame to lose a part of our history to the scrapper.  Mr. Chrysler is interested in seeing the plane restored and in a museum somewhere.
     Since I just found the story I am checking on the progress that has been made and where things are at this time.  But what better timing than when we just changed the name of Wichita Midcontinent Airport to Dwight D Eisenhower airport, to save his plane and put it on display here in Wichita?
      I am hoping that I can start the interest building here in the community and with the City of Wichita, Wichita Air Museum, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, and the aircraft industry here to fund and complete this project.
     There is a Face Book page at FirstAirForceOne.  Also an email address  The website is not up right now