That’s the True Meaning of Christmas Charlie Brown

I can’t find anyone who doesn’t like “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. The highlight of it, in my opinion, is where Linus recites Luke, telling the story of the birth of the Christ child.

The gifts and songs are mostly for the children, but THIS, ladies and gentleman is the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

Luke 1-18

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

Too many people have forgotten, or in some cases ignore, the true meaning of Christmas and the story of the birth of the Christ child. We cannot and must not forget.

Someone who calls themselves Rabbi Finkelstein posted on the Rhino Times Letters to the Editor. Here is their posting and my reply

Rabbi Finkelstein on December 15, 2022 at 12:12 PM

Happy Hanukkah. The savior is yet to come. Prove me wrong.

Alan Marshall on December 16, 2022 at 12:24 AM

You have the right to your beliefs and I did and will continue to defend your right to do so Rabbi.

In reply to your challenge to prove you wrong, my reply is for you to prove me wrong.

There are some things that no matter what you say; neither side can prove the other is right or wrong. It becomes a personal thing.

Happy Hanukkah Rabbi.

I think I, in no way, was disrespectful or ugly to this person. I believe my reply pretty much says it all. I respect the Rabbi’s the beliefs and answered his challenge. I believe no one can argue my point. The only way anyone will know if they are right or wrong is when The End arrives.

There are going to be some who say bah-humbug and will criticize this posting and to you I say I pity you.

As Tiny Tim said, “God bless us, everyone”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to everyone!

Carpe Diem

Alan Marshall

Just A Small Wake Up Call

According to MSNBC, there are several things going to the Supreme Court one of which concerns gerrymandering in NC. The (National Socialist) Democrat Party is concerned that practice is going to be overturned and a more reasonable procedure is going to be put into place. Why? Because it most likely going to mean they are going to lose mucho power. I for one hope it happens. To have a district that runs the length of the state and is only a couple of miles wide is ridiculous. There is a “district” that is set up along an interstate that runs the length of NC. It’s predominantly Democrat so don’t tell me it’s not gerrymandered. Are there Republican districts as well? Most likely.  And they should be corrected as well. It’s supposed to be for the People, not the professional politicians.

The other is the woman out west that is making a preemptive strike against a potential case where someone would take her to court because she would refuse to render services to gay couples. We all know as soon as she would do so she would be sued and it would begin to make its way through the court system costing her so much to fight it would bankrupt her, so she would most likely either cave or shut down her business which is what they want. So she’s done what they didn’t expect and pulled off a brilliant flanking maneuver by going directly to the Supreme Court who agreed to hear it. The (NS) Democrat Party is going apoplectic over this because their standard tactic of draining her resources is going to fail. I applaud you Madam. Way to go!!! May your tactic, which looks like it’s going to work, be mirrored by others. This is a classic example of using their own methods against them, and they are going apoplectic over it.

Finally we are starting to fight back using their tactics and it’s driving them crazy. We need to continue this, regardless the outcome.

We need to continue to do things this way. We must continue to fight fire with fire. And our Party leaders need to pay attention to how We the People are doing it and start following suit. If they can’t or won’t, show them the door. In fact, I have been a strong advocate against term limits but I have changed my position and support term limits on Congress, both Houses. These people are, as I have said time and time again, become professional politicians. They see representing us and our States as a full time job. We also need to repeal the 17th Amendment in the Constitution which changed how our government is selected. Basically what is says is the Senate is selected by popular vote of the people instead of the State governments. When the government was set up, the House was designed to represent the individual, thus they were elected by the individual citizens. The Senate was designed to represent the individual States, thus each state, regardless of size, had two representatives. It’s also why each House had different responsibilities. But because of the removal of teaching U.S. Government in what they call schools but are really indoctrination centers, it no longer done or is watered down to a level of uselessness.

In fact I think this should be the next subject of my next posting. What do you all think?

Please let me know what you think of both my blog and the subjects. In fact, I could use some suggestions on subjects.

Everyone have a Merry Christmas (I know that’s politically incorrect but who cares) and Happy Holidays.

Carpe Diem ya’ll

Alan Marshall 

We The People Have Become We The Sheeple

Once again, I’M BAAAACK! This time because I’m retired and have nothing but time. My plan is to post at least once a week, hopefully more.

Now on to my subject.

I make it no secret my opinion of liberal Democrats, leftists, flower children, etc. And for the record, those extreme right wing groups that advocate violence first without an attempt to negotiate are high on my list either. Not that I’m against resulting to violence IF the situation dictates. But it better be damn serious.

We watch these black clad groups show up and attack peaceful protestors without provocation. And what makes it worse is LEO has been seen just standing around doing little to nothing. Only when both sides begin the physical clash do they get involved and then it’s too late and they are well outnumbered. And when they do arrest some they almost immediately turn them loose.

The weather and the time of year have kept things quite for now but wait for spring.

Here’s a suggestion. If LEO says they don’t have the manpower to proper protect groups the deputize citizen volunteers. Give them training, equipment, and support in the form of say 1 officer for every 5 or 10 volunteer. And make it clear that abuse will not be tolerated. That it WILL result in prosecution equal to those that confront when on duty. I’m not talking vigilantes; I’m talking about law loving citizens.

The majority of Americans are law abiding citizens who only want to be able to live their lives in peace and safety. The problem has come about because criminals now have more rights the We The People. What good does it do to arrest then release within hours only to have them do it again. As the old saying goes wash, rinse, dry, repeat. We, as a free and liberty loving society cannot continue to exist under these conditions.

What is the source of this? What is the driving force? I say it’s Big Government. Anybody ever heard of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution?

It says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

What is 10th Amendment in simple terms? The Tenth Amendment says that the Federal Government only has those powers delegated in the Constitution. If it isn’t listed, it belongs to the states or to the people. So how did the FEDERAL government gain all this power in spite of what it says in the Constitution?


We The People let it happen. Too many have forgotten, mostly because we don’t teach it in these indoctrination centers the public schools have been turned into, what the Constitution says and is. Imagine the government we would have if we did. A whole bunch of Professional Politicians would be out of business, not that that would be bad thing.

My whole point is We The People need to take back the control of OUR country and OUR government. The problem is a lack of education on this subject and, most of all, a lack of interest on the part of a majority of Americans in getting involved even it’s just by voting. Believe me, Professional Politicians pay attention that.


What Memorial Day is All About

Memorial Day…a day set aside for the purpose of honoring those that laid down their lives for this country, those that call it home, and what it stands for.

After doing some research, I found I had a relative that was a Major in the Continental Army in Ohio during the Revolutionary War. He is buried in Hamilton Ohio and was designated “A Hero of the Revolution”. I had a relative who was a Colonel in the Confederate Army who commanded NC regiments at Picketts Charge. When Pettigrew was killed during the charge he took command of the Division and led them to the Union line where he was killed after telling his men “some of us won’t survive this day”.  I had an uncle who joined the Navy right after Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the hospital in Manila, was captured at the fall of the Philippines, was a member of the Bataan Death March and placed on a “hell ship” with 1100 other American POWs bound for what is now Taiwan, but because the Japanese did not mark the ship with a large “P” indicating prisoners of war were on board, the ship was attacked and sank by American submarines killing all but 4 men on board. My uncle was not one of the survivors.

While we veterans appreciate the kind words and the “Thank you for your service” but please, please, please remember that Memorial Day is for those that served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. We surviving veterans and active duty personnel remember them every day. All we ask is you go to a memorial near you and say those words to honor those that are no longer here. Then look around you and see what they willingly gave up their lives for and drop to one knee and say those words again.

On behalf of my relatives and all the others that paid that price they reply “You’re welcome”.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “A democracy…if you can keep it”

God rest their souls and God Bless America

Alan Marshall

SFC, Retired

United States Army

Let’s Play Joe Biden Baseball

Illegal aliens who are invading our country apparently are more important than American citizens. While American mothers are scrambling to find enough baby formula to properly feed their children and having to pay unholy prices for it when they can find it, the Biden regime is holding pallets and pallets of formula to distribute to illegal alien mothers FOR FREE. No Chris, I’m not saying they should be totally cut off, but 1st and top priority should be to AMERICANS! On a battlefield your casualties come first due to the tight supply of materials.


Drugs and drug use is killing more and more Americans, a good number of whom are kids, but instead of trying to provide support to the organizations and entities that are working to at least try to get control of the situation and reduce if not eliminate the problem, the regime does the opposite and provides DRUG USE KITS to its citizens. They appear to ignore the fact that more and more of the illegal drugs coming into this country are laced with deadly fentanyl. They already support drug clinics that provide “safe sources” of drugs and a place to use them.


Gas and diesel prices are going up faster than a Saturn 5 rocket headed to the moon. And the regime is the main, primary, almost sole reason for this. The very first day in office Crazy Uncle Joe signed an edict killing nearly completed two pipelines that would have given the U.S. and Canada the ability to not just be energy independent but to take away the massive profits going to countries that have treated us like surfs. Imagine what kind of economy we would have if that money stayed here. Imagine how low gas prices would have been.


“Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aide of their country!” Am I advocating a revolt? No…at least not yet.

What I am advocating is level headed, clear thinking, legal American citizens get involved in the one way they can make it happen…get out and vote. Use the God given right so many of our ancestors died defending. And then hold those you choose responsible to do the right thing.

“Do. Or do not. There is no try”

Carpe Diem!

Alan Marshall

For Vets Old & New

I wanted to step back from the usual ranting about politics and share something that I know all veterans R & D alike can relate to. This is a salute to all who have worn the uniform of the American military at one time or another.

I found this is an article on a military/veteran website and have to say this one is so, so true.

In the back of every veteran’s closet, you’re likely to find some old uniforms, dusty caps, a stack of medical, training, and discharge records… maybe a few ribbons or medals. But these are just a few of the typical things that separated or retired service members keep with them. Other things, they’re stuck with forever.

So we compiled a list of the more non-traditional things that veterans carry for life.

  1. An incessant need to roll socks
  2. Bad knees
  3. The misguided idea that ibuprofen and fresh socks will cure any ailment
  4. Tinnitus. ZNNNNNNNNNG.
  5. The ability to sleep anywhere
  6. The plight of not being able to sleep at all
  7. Old combat boots. They’re great for mowing the lawn or a trip to Home Depot.
  8. Fear of tape tests
  9. Issues with authority figures
  10. Back pain
  11. T-shirts from strange events and places they don’t remember going
  12. A woobie that has seen better days.
  13. A swearing problem that is FUBAR
  14. A love/hate relationship with acronyms
  15. Total disdain for PowerPoint
  16. Scars from barracks shenanigans gone awry
  17. A few ugly divorces
  18. A truck they bought after gaining some sense and selling that Camaro they financed at 27% APR
  19. Some weird strip club stories
  20. Sleep apnea
  21. Bad tattoos that seemed like a really good idea at the time
  22. Boxy brown t-shirts that somehow have sweat stains in a different, more gross shade of brown
  23. A deeply stained, never-before-washed coffee mug that they tell everyone is “seasoned”

To all that have worn the uniform, I hope you enjoyed this and in spite of the ugly things that may have happened during your service brought a sigh and a smile.

Alan Marshall



Constitution 101

As the fight over the Roe v. Wade situation continues and the (National Socialist) Democrat Party continues its campaign of lies and fear mongering to keep its robot foot soldiers motivated, one thing I haven’t seen much of – the people with the knowledge and common sense reminding people that if this happens it doesn’t mean a total ban on abortions but gives the decision back to where it belongs, that being the individual States and, by that, the people and not those that see themselves as our masters.

All the ruckus and violence shows a glaring lack of education and basic understanding of the Constitution and what it says. When I was in school (yes, it was a log cabin) one of the required classes for graduation was the U.S. government, which I found fascinating. It was not this civics crap taught today but how the government was formed, how it operates and, the most important the part, the Constitution and how it guides and controls the federal government, or at least how it’s supposed to.

After the First and Second Amendments, I believe the most important Amendment is the 10th. I’ll save you the trouble of trying to look it up.

The 10th Amendment reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

How much more simple can it be? If the Constitution doesn’t say this is the responsibility of the federal government, then it’s the power and responsibility of the individual states, and thus the people, to decide what and how it will work. And it was up to the members of the House of Representatives to act for the people. The senators were to be selected by the state government as representatives for the state, which is why every state has varying numbers of representatives based on population but every state has two senators regardless of population size. When the change was made to elect senators by the popular vote of the people instead of the state government, the power of the states was eliminated and given to the federal government, thus giving that body all the power.

Think of how much smaller we could make the federal government. Think of how much more control we the people would have over our lives.

Carpe diem,

Alan Marshall

1984…Just a Little Late

Welcome to 1984…the concept, not the year. If you haven’t read the book, I highly recommend you do so you can get an idea of where Biden and the (National Socialist) Democrat party are working to take this country.

They’re starting by creating the Disinformation Governance Board, better known as the Ministry of Truth. And the worst part is they are trying to convince us that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the Board that will be housed within his department will not monitor U.S. citizens. Given this man’s track record for telling the truth, I wouldn’t believe him if he told me it was raining until I walked outside and got wet. I’ve always had a problem with the creation of the Homeland Security department because of the lack of transparency but that’s another subject.

If this “Governance Board” is not going to monitor American citizens, who is it going to monitor? We need to keep in mind exactly what the governance means. From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

“The act or process of governing or overseeing the control and direction of something (such as a country or an organization)”

My question is why there is not more outrage by American citizens over this. This blatant disregard for our freedom, this blatant disregard for the very cornerstone of what makes this country what it is, this blatant disregard for all the lives that have been given from the founding of this country to today. They are urinating on the graves of every one of those patriots and laughing at the same time.

My other question is where are the real Americans that are prepared to do whatever is necessary to stop this obvious attempt at aborting that which makes this country that “shining beacon on the hill” that people from other countries willingly give up years of their lives and their hard earned money to become citizens of the U.S.A.

We have the ability and the power to peacefully change this. It’s called the ballot box. Every legal citizen over the age of 18 can have a hand in making that change.

As President Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg “…that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Of, by, for the people. That says it all.

Alan Marshall   

Strong Men Stand While Weak Ones Run

Apparently someone did a survey and found that something like 70-80% of (National Socialist) Democrats would flee the country if the U.S. faced a situation similar to that of Ukraine while over 80% of Republicans/Conservatives would stand and fight. We are surprised by this why?

The Russians are reported to have bombed a children’s hospital resulting in in a reported 3 dead and hundreds wounded. The news reports are implying it was an intentional strike but based on experience, I have my doubts it was “targeted”, but it regardless it is a war crime and needs to be punished.

Then you have the Chernobyl reactor situation. As crazy as Putin is, I have to wonder if that, again as reported, was an intentionally targeted strike on the reactor itself. Remember, in warfare propaganda is a cheap, easy, and effective weapon anybody can employ some better than others.

Currently we have “third world countries” who we have allowed to become, to some extent, our puppet masters because we have to rely on them for our fuel requirements. Now we see exactly where we stand when you have these “third world countries” refusing…REFUSING…to answer the phone when our supposed ‘leader’ tries to call them! Can we get much more humiliated? Can we continue to call ourselves one of, if not the most powerful, country in the world?

I like to use the analogy of water circling the drain to make my point that we are in trouble and frankly I’m starting to see down the pipe. Initially I viewed the election of Bumbling Biden and his token choice of Harris as his Assistant Ding-Dong as a bad joke with a 4 year lifespan. Then he came out and said he would only select a “woman of color” as his nomination choice for the Supreme Court. Forget qualifications and experience. And don’t forget that without his (National Socialist) Democrat handlers/controllers this could and would not happen.

The Biden/Harris/ (National Socialist) Democrat comedy team is no longer a joke. They present the most dangerous combination of power hungry ‘leaders’ since the Nazi party. There, I said it, I used the “N” word and will stand by it. These people want absolute power and will go to any extent, including destroying this great country, to gain and secure their power. Who does that sound like?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Alan Marshall


A Salute to Specialist 4th Class Bishop Evans, Hero

They just announced that they found the body of Specialist 4th Class Bishop Evans, a member of the Texas National Guard and part of the mission on the border between Texas and Mexico. He jumped into the river when he spotted two illegal border crossers trying to swim across the river who appeared to be drowning. He lost his life trying to save them.

These were two illegal border crossers (strike one) carrying illegal drugs (strike two) into our country (strike three). How often had they done this and were they ever caught before this? Did they report the loss of Specialist Evans or did someone else?

At this point I dare … dare anyone … anyone to speak disparagingly about Specialist Evans. I am 69 years old but I’ll gladly meet you on the courthouse steps and, while I may not win the fight, I will do my best to show you how soldiers stand together.

Specialist Evans served in the National Guard after serving on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting Special Forces and other active duty units.  And for anyone who speaks disparagingly of this man just because he was black, I and an overwhelming majority of Americans want a piece of you. As I used to tell my soldiers “skin color doesn’t mean squat. It’s what runs under it that is the only important factor.”

Biden and his administration have a share of blame in the loss of this brave and unselfish soldier. But I’m sure all we are going to hear is lip service from him and the other toadies under him. I wouldn’t want him or his flunkies at the funeral. This includes his main flunky the VP. She would only show up because he was black.

Specialist Bishop Evans, I salute you, sir. I would’ve been proud to have had you as one of my men. I can only hope that you are awarded the Soldier’s Medal, which for those that don’t know is the highest peacetime medal that can be awarded. It is the peacetime equivalent of the Medal of Honor.

Biden, this hero’s blood is on your hands, yours and the rest of you ilk.  But unlike this soldier’s family and friends, I know you will sleep at night with no problem.

All service members, active, reservists, non-active and retired take a moment and render a hand salute to this man.

I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage all readers to email the Governer of Texas and encourage him to posthumosly promote Specialist Evans to the rank of Sergeant in order for any dependents of Specialist Evans to receive a higher level of benefits.

Alan Marshall, USA, Retired