Beckman’s Undeniable Facts of Life!

A $2300 “rebate” on a $45K car just means that they raised the price to $47,300 and then dropped it $2300 for the sale. It’s an advertising gimmick

All politicians are liars, no exceptions.

The word status is pronounced “State-us” and data is pronounced “Date-uh.”

“No payments or interest until 2025” still means that in 2025 you are going to have to pay for that room full of furniture, plus interest.

Businesses don’t pay taxes. They pay a lot to the IRS, but that amount is added to the cost of the product you buy. It’s called “doing business.”

There is no such thing as Global warming, and the climate has been changing and changing back for billions of years and always will. The deserts of Arizona and New Mexico were once the bottom of the sea.

Buy one and get one free, just means that you pay twice as much for the first one.

The people of the world are divided into three groups: Great people, people who are blah, and assholes. You should cultivate great people, forget the blah people, and treat the assholes with massive retaliation.

Flying is safer than driving. Crashing has the same result in cars and airplanes.

The boy (or girl) you loved in high school now weighs 300 lbs and has a mustache.

There are no “actors” anymore, only celebrities.

Your mom was always right, even when she was wrong. Dad – not so much.

Daylight saving time is stupid. If you want a “longer day” get up earlier and stay up later.

“Rap” is something, but it is not music. It’s a dangerous profession and can get you killed.

Women don’t belong in combat positions in the army, but everybody who served, and serves now in the military are heroes and deserve all of our respect.

Anyone who disrespects the American flag and our National Anthem deserves time in an American jail.

The only Muslim it is safe to be around is a dead Muslim. (That also applies to wet backs, MS-13 members, and late night TV hosts.)

An “illegal immigrant” is NOT an “undocumented citizen” and he or she should be deported.

Don’t believe anything you hear or read, including these “facts.”

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Am I still in America?

There are two things that make my head spin. They make me wonder if I am still  in America. First, the United Socialist Republic of California has labeled the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “terror organization.” That…is NOT a joke. The NRA is one of the oldest organizations in our country and its only interest is in keeping YOUR 2nd Amendment right to protect you and your loved ones by owning a firearm. Its sole purpose is promoting gun safety and calling out politicians who want to confiscate your right to protect yourself. That’s all they do. Make no mistake. The socialist democrats want to TAKE YOUR GUN. But they have no plan to take guns from criminals.

And please note that NONE of the celebrity-seeking shooters in recent times was a member of the NRA. California welcomes MS-13 and other gang members from Mexico and South America, but it thinks law-abiding Americans who are NRA members are “terrorists.” Go figure. While CA streets are filled with human feces, they’re scared of NRA members? Wow! Talk about misguided people. No wonder, 3,000 citizens leave CA every month. (But they are replaced by illegal aliens.)

The second thing that boggles my brain is Walmart’s “declaration” to quit selling ammo for “assault rifles,” specifically the .223 cartridges used in the popular AR-15 rifle. This is BS on Walmart’s part because they want to appeal to the socialist agenda of political parties in the U.S. They will still sell you shotgun shells, 30.06 bullets and a host of other ammunition. If They REALLY thought that they were doing something to stop mentally ill people from killing others they would stop selling ALL ammunition. They will still sell you all the .22 caliber bullets you want, and those can be used, with an adaptor, in the AR-15 as well as .223 ammo.

Almost anything can be an “assault” weapon. How about a kitchen knife? Or a brick? Maybe a rock or a hammer or an automobile. The AR-15 is no more an “assault rifle” than a bow and arrow is. It is a popular sporting firearm because it is small, easy to carry, and is enjoyable to shoot at the range. My AR-15 sits in the closet most of the time and, so far, neither it nor I have killed anyone. And I have been an NRA member since the Boy Scouts.

California is a lost cause. Forget trying to credit them with anything rational. California is ruled by crazy democrats. Walmart is a hypocrite. They cheat their employees and sell you cheap junk made in Chinese slave shops where a worker’s salary is $2.00 A DAY, and they are beaten if they don’t meet their quota. Both CA and Walmart are an affront to true patriotic Americans.

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Is the Constituion out of date?

America’s Constitution was near perfect when it was written in 1776. It worked then and it would work today. There are socialists who say the Constitution is “out of date” for modern America. The Constitution is no more out of date then the Bible is out of date. The problem is that few Americans, and fewer politicians (and even the members of the Supreme Court) seem to never have bothered to read the Constitution.

Do you know what it means when America is described as a “Judeo-Christin” nation? It simply means that our nation’s founders based their formulation of the Constitution on the biblical concepts in the Old Testament. So, America’s guidelines are a combination of biblical truths and Christian ideals and secular desires to acknowledge no religion at all if they wish. In other words, Americans are guaranteed, by God, of freedom in all areas of their lives. If you examine the Constitution it is basically the Ten Commandments.

The Founders wrote the Constitution to prevail for the ages. What they saw all over the world were only two types of government. On the far ends of the political spectrum they saw Anarchists (no laws at all) and at the other end Totalitarian regimes (government with total control of the citizens.) The Founders strove for the middle ground where the government had lesser power and citizens had the supreme power. They were not fortune-tellers so they knew that America would change over time. So, they allowed for Amendments to the Constitution. One of those added in the ‘20s was prompted by the suffrage movement and resulted in permitting women to vote for the first time.

The Supreme Court’s job was to determine if thecases that it hears meet the constraints of the Constitution. Unfortunately, the Court has takin on the unintended “job” of making up its own laws in the name of “social justice.” So-called social justice is simply socialist/communistic doctrine. The Founders, all being religious men, believed strongly in Devine Guidance. They believed in God. They would be shocked to know that we have abortions on demand even to the point of killing live babies. That we are a largely a welfare state, and we allow illegal immigrants to invade our nation. They never imagined a Supreme Court that makes up laws. America has strayed far from what the Founders intended for our republic. We may be lost, but I am hopefully optimistic that we might return to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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How SOON they Forget!

“Sir” Tim Garrett, the British Ambassador to the U.S. sent dozens of derogatory memos to England’s Prime Minister and his British peers saying despicable things about our President Trump. I won’t go into detail, but he called him every dirty slur you could think of. What is it with the British? It was their British spy who complied the totally false (and famous) “dossier” paid for by Hillary Clinton that was supposed to show Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Mueller, Comey, Clapper, Brennan and the democrats spent 2 ½ years trying to use this phony dossier to oust our President and they couldn’t find ONE thing against him. With these revelations are we supposed to think the British are our friends?

Have the British forgotten that America saved their ungrateful asses in World War Two? They were too cowardly to conduct daylight air raids on Nazi Germany. They flew under the cover of darkness. Our American boys (18-22 years old) were left to carry out their precision DAYLIGHT bombing that defeated the Nazis while the Brits were merely dumping bombs anywhere on anything at night. One hundred fifteen THOUAND, THRE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO (115,372) boys were killed or wounded in the U.S. Army Air Corps. in those raids, and it saved England, while also saving the rest of Europe.

Even before America entered the war our Lend Lease program GAVE England weapons of war and shiploads of everything from food to ammunition. Of course, we never got any money for all that war equipment. We were permitted to PAY for leases on bases on English soil, so we could go fight their war. Germany wasn’t trying to invade the U.S.

And now on to France and Germany. France is forever bad mouthing our America First attitude. The only thing the French are good at in wartime is surrendering. Germany was totally restored and America’s Marshall Plan REBUILT Germany. If American taxpayers hadn’t supplied the money Germany would still be a garbage dump. When the Russians took over western Berlin it was the American Airlift that flew in everything from food to coal to keep the Germans alive. And we did it FOR FREE.

I suppose it is true that “No good deed goes unpunished” but personally I am outraged at the disrespect the British and French and Germans continually give our President Trump and our country. I guess they are jealous because Americans are patriotic (except for the socialists and the media) and we have freedom and liberty that they will NEVER have. Well, I say, “Fuck ‘em all!” At last we have a President who puts AMERICA FIRST, and thank God for him.

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I’ve grown weary of explaining this, but I’ll give it one more try. Let me put it in simple terms. If you believe the bullshit aboutDISASTEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE” then you believe in Fortune Tellers and the gypsy down on the corner can give you as good a “prediction” as the so-called scientists with their garbage in, garbage out computer models. And when did Leonardo DiCaprio become a climatologist? I must have missed when he got that Ph.D. And yet he speaks to the UN about us destroying the earth and fools believe him. AOC gives us 12 years and we all die. It boggles my mind that sane people with just normal intelligence would believe such nonsense. Young people might have an excuse because they have been taught this rubbish in public schools. The good thing about science is that it is TRUE. It is NOT speculation or guessing based on computer models. Science is NOT predictions. The truth is that NOBODY can “predict” the future. (I really feel stupid having to explain that.)

This hoax of climate change started when so-called scientists in East Anglia, England falsified old data to make it look like we humans were “destroying” the earth. Why would they do that? The answer is money. Millions of dollars to “study” the climate. If I can scare, you enough you WILL give me your money to keep studying the “climate.” If the grant money keeps flowing for “studies” the hoax will continue. AL Gore (the great scientist he is) made a movie and used it to scare people that the ice caps were melting, and the seas would rise and cover NYC and Miami and LA. Unfortunately, for Al, his prediction is now twenty some years overdue and NYC and Miami and LA are still here. (We could do well without them, but that has nothing to do with climate) Al did okay. He made millions off his phony movie.

The climate has been “changing” for billions of years. We know that the “climate” has been different in the past. There are no dinosaurs or woolly mammoths in your backyard are there? Yet, from fossils, we know that they existed in a different climate from today. We know there have been two “ice ages” (that’s how we got Stone Mountain where it is. As the ice retreated it left a big rock here)

China has filthy air; India has filthy rivers and once Lake Erie caught fire from the oil on the surface. Those are localized events – and MAN can change them. Man cannot change the climate. Only God’s nature can do that.

Remember this, please. We will have wet years and dry years. cold years and warm years. We will have hurricanes and tornadoes and thunderstorms – those are “weather” they are NOT climate. It is the height of arrogance to think that man can do ANYTHING that will change the climate. The worst that mankind could do would have no more of an effect on the climate—than a pin prick would hurt an elephant. So, quit worrying about bullshit and enjoy life. We are not harming the earth.



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A one-page History of America in WW-II

Oh, I know what young people might say, “Aw, he’s just an old fart who doesn’t even know how to text anyone.” Let me tell you youngsters something you won’t learn in school. I have lived through a chunk of American history that you will never experience. And at 88 years of age, God has allowed me to live long enough to tell you about it. Yes, I grew up without all the great technology and innovations and conveniences of modern America. I am a realist. I know that my life is winding down. But I would NOT change anything for having lived in the time period in which I grew up. I managed to survive the Great Depression. You will never have to go hungry but maybe you should. It would make you appreciate a good meal on the table. And, most importantly, I lived through a time in America when this country was completely UNITED to fight WW-II. This was a period when the entire country, military and civilians, were totally devoted to one cause. Our nation will never have the chance to come together as we all did in the 1930s and 1940s.

Of course, war is hell. War is about killing people and blowing up and burning things. America did not want to go to war. We had isolationists, including hero Charles Lindbergh, who spoke out against America becoming involved in “Europe’s war.” I can understand that. My father served in France in WW-I and if he had died, I wouldn’t be here. Had the Japanese not sneak-attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 we might not have entered the conflict. Of all people, I should regret WW-II because my beloved brother gave his life in that conflict. My sister, a schoolteacher, left her school job and went to work in a bomb manufacturing plant. My mom became the head of the Gold Star Mothers in North Carolina. We kids “borrowed” mom’s aluminum pots and her bacon grease and turned them in for the “War Effort.” We took our quarters to school and bought War Stamps which we pasted into a booklet. When (or if) we had $18.75 in it we could trade it in for a $25.00 War Bond redeemable at the end of the war.

Those of you who have enjoyed the benefits of Americans giving their lives to save western civilization will never experience the “feeling” of the unity in this country. It prevailed EVERYWHRE. All areas of our lives were affected. I was 13 years old when the D-Day (6 June 1944) invasion of Normandy, France took place. My family listened to the progress of the war on the radio. We heard Hitler’s speeches. We heard Edward R. Murrow reporting during the nightly blitz-bombing of London by the German Luftwaffe. We followed the progress of the troops on maps in the newspapers, which did responsible reporting in those days. In my school envision we young boys knitting yarn into squares that were supposed to be made into blankets for wounded soldiers in hospitals. I played a bugle in a drum and bugle corps that marched down the roads playing behind the flying American flag.

Democrats and Republicans said, “We are ONE party now” and they were. We had no coffee, very little sugar, meat, cigarettes, gasoline, tires, no new cars – and many of us who were too young to be in the military, joined and trained in the Civil Air Patrol. Few people complained. If they did, they were met with a chorus of, “Don’t you know there’s a war on?” To see this country so unified was a rarity that won’t happen again. So, I wish you all good health and a long life. But I would not exchange the era in which I grew up for any other time in American history.

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Memories of an OLD Weatherman!

When I tell people I went to college to be a Music Major – they look at me like, “What the hell? How did you become a weatherman?” The answer is: God gives out the talents and he changed my direction. I grew up listening to the Big Bands on late night radio. “From the Blue Room high atop the Commodore Hotel in downtown Chicago, it’s the music of Stan Kenton and his Artistry in Rhythm Orchestra!”. I LOVED music then, and I still do. My mom bought me a tenor saxophone from Sears Roebuck. I wanted to be the best jazz musician in the country. I became a good sight-reader. If it was on the score, I could play it. When I went to college I played, of course, in the marching band (mostly because the band rode on the bus with the pretty majorettes and cheerleaders). I also played in the school classical orchestra and the big band.

I even had my own 7-piece group, pictured on my Facebook page. We were ahead of the curve; I had a female drummer (she only had a snare and top-hat cymbal) and a female piano player. We would play for anyone who had $70 bucks, 10 bucks apiece. We played VFW clubs, restaurants, beer joints, and wedding receptions. Anywhere. Ten bucks was good money.

We used what were called “head arrangements” of popular songs. That would usually be16 or 32 bars played in unison, and then each of us (except the drummer) played a solo while the rest backed up by playing chords. In the pix on Facebook the fellow on the top right playing tenor sax couldn’t read a note of music. I was playing alto sax. For him, I had to transpose from my e-flat alto to his b-flat tenor for the unison parts. And I only had to do it once – and he had it. But…when it came time for solos, he stood up, closed his eyes, and just wailed away, no clinkers, no clams, just beautiful music. As a gag, sometimes when he was playing the rest of us would get up and leave the stage or platform. We’d let him play alone about five minutes and then we’d rejoin him for the finish.

For me, when I had to play a solo, I had some chords scratched out on the chart and I struggled through trying to adlib it. After a long time, although it was a disappointment, I had to admit that I DID NOT have the God given talent to be a great musician. And I also realized that those who DO have it don’t know why – they just do. I continued to play sporadically but I changed my direction to what was then called, “The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences” and I enjoyed studying the mysteries of the sky. That led to a satisfying career. I sold my saxophone to pay for my first child, and I have never picked up a horn since. (I do have a keyboard and I can play any tune I hear, but only with one hand! I’m not a piano player.) The moral of this story is this: It is NOT true that anyone can become President of the U.S. But it is true that God gives EVERYONE a talent at something. Sometimes He gives you more than one. So, find yours, embrace them, and get going!


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