Thank you for stopping by for a visit. You are invited to read and comment on anything posted on this blog. I advocate the maximum amount of Personal and Economic Liberty, consistent with the defense of individual rights. I am fiscally conservative yet socially tolerant, I favor lower taxes, free trade, individual rights, strong national defense and limited government. I subscribe to the Freedom Fighters Creed: I am an American Patriot, defender of the Constitution, First Principles and Essential Liberty.

I believe that buried deep down inside every Conservative you'll find a Libertarian - And Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out.

"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" - Plato

FYI any crude or vulgar comments will be removed from the blog.


My Adventures in Twitter Gulag
My Twitter account was suspended for four days and caused me much discomfort. I had to send many trouble tickets to to @Support and @Twiller. I also had many friends send tweets to both, asking that they remove or lift the suspension from my account. The reason for suspending me according to Twitter was "aggressive following". Please see and read carefully "Following rules and best practices"

I was following as many as 1000 to 2000 people per day using software I had purchased. I would give them 24 hours to follow back or I would unfollow them. This was done all in the background of my normal Twitter operations and went on without me doing anything but turning it on each day. That is "aggressive following". I promised Twitter in writing I would never again engage in this practice and I had removed the "following" software from my computer. After that Twitter lifted the suspension on my account.

It is my personal advice to all Twitter users to read all the Twitter Rules because you can get suspended without even knowing why.

To People Who Support Gun Control

I am taking the time to personally answer your sanctimonious rantings concerning guns and gun control. Please take the time to read  "A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality" http://bit.ly/hm5gxF Sarah Thompson, M.D. Every time I see a post from people like you you I see a person with delusional views of a world that is all lovey-dovey, peaceful and happy. Wake up and grow a set of kahunas.
The world is in no way like you see it. I own 4 guns, two handguns and 2 rifles. I have had a permit to carry a concealed weapon for 42 years and have not killed anyone to this date. I never leave the house without my  one of my handguns. Makes an 80 year old man like me feel very safe. God Bless the men who wrote the 2nd Amendment

From My 24 yr old Granddaughter:

Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 870 shotgun right in the doorway.  I gave it 6 shells; I even placed it in a wheelchair to help it get around.
I then left it alone and went about my business.  While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign right in front of our house.

After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there in the wheelchair, right where I had left it. It hadn't rolled itself outside. It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself.   You can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.  Either the media is wrong and it's the misuse of guns by PEOPLE that kills people, or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world.
Well, I’m off to check on my spoons.  I hear they're making people fat.


ideacapitalist said...

Sorry Tom,

Your grand daughter is my new favorite blogger!

Al a.k.a. ideacapitalist

ideacapitalist said...


Sorry but your grand daughter is my new favorite blogger!


Thomas J. Holthaus said...

I'll pass your comment on to my granddaughter.

Anonymous said...

If all humans were armed and able to protect themselves pedos would be eradicated! There would have been no socialist revolutions no gulags no death camps no evil! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TOM YOUR A MIND OF EXPERIENCE!

Richard said...

Great blog Tom. I wish I had the html/java expertise to make mine look like this. Oh, the content is great too.

Carolyn said...

Oy I feel your pain. One of my accounts is going on the 3rd week, for a 'first offense' of I guess too many retweets.