Thoughts From The Cactus Patch


If a Republican Senator or lawmaker had attacked a liberal Justice like Sotomayor or Kagan or Jackson, declared without ambiguity that ‘they will pay the price,’ it is virtually guaranteed you would see wall-to-wall coverage if an attempt was made on their lives,” he said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s, D-N.Y., comments in 2020 about conservative justices, including Kavanaugh.” Taken from the New York Post.

It’s disturbing that the national news media outlets gave zero coverage to the attempt on Supreme Court Judge Kavanaugh’s life. True, the young man did not fire a shot or get into the house, but it was an attempt. When did one political party assume total control of the information on television, newspapers, and the internet? A guess would be in the early 2000s. Peter Jennings and a few other tv talking heads from back in the 90s, although liberal, attempted to give us the facts and the truth. I had high hopes for Lester Holt, but he caved in record time and fell into step. Who can blame the man? The networks pay these teleprompter readers extravagant salaries that have no base in reality. It’s a job, and they don’t write their own script.

Our Supreme Court judges are our most sacred cows deserving to be protected no matter the party affiliation of the president that appointed them. Not a concerned or denounced word from President Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, or others of their ilk. So, does that make them complicit in the attempt? First, it would be a yes, but maybe they are afraid to speak out against their radical base. They could be next in line. Silence can be golden, but it can be deafening and damning in the newsroom.

I’ve seen much in my 73 years, but I must confess that 2021 and 2022 may win the golden calf or at least a plaster Saint for your garden. History denotes the effectiveness of presidents, starting with General George Washington. Up until Carter, Buchanan, and maybe Hoover was considered the losers of Washington. Jimmy and Rosiland Carter can rest easy now; our current president has taken the flaming torch and is leading a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. He thinks he is going to light the Olympic flame. Please, Jill, take him home.

Maureen and I don’t take many trips nowadays. We did manage a family gathering in Fredricksburg, Texas, back in May for Maureen’s 70th, but that was before the gas prices went south. Galveston was on our agenda for July, but with the cost of fuel, hotels, and food, we will be sticking close to home. Maybe a short day trip and a good meal will suffice. The days of long hauls in our trusty Honda may be over for a while. I believe the Gulf of Mexico and Guido’s shrimp baskets will be there next year.

The tomato harvest is upon us. The backyard garden is fruitful this year. Small, medium and Godzilla-size orbs are ripening within a day. It’s either my taste buds or on the fritz, or the tomatoes this year lack flavor. The Squash bit the dust early on due to a disease or bugs. I blame it on the hot, dry spring and, of course, the economy.

10 Replies to “Thoughts From The Cactus Patch”

  1. “I want to tell you, Gorsuch; I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price.” (Chuck Schumer) > NO PROBLEM!

    “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” (Donald Trump) > JANUARY 6 COMMITTEE!

    Talk about a double standard!

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  2. Fredericksburg was our last trip as well for the birth of our grandson on May 11th. We spent only one night.
    Our roadtrip plans for 2022 included Disneyworld & Key West. FORGET THAT NOW. We are not supporting Woke Disney & can’t afford the gas.
    Same here. We are watching every penny. Eat as much homegrown as we can harvest (heat & drought is not our friend). I walk about 2 miles, & jog about 1/4 to 1/2 a mile intermittently (morning & evening) daily. It’s been over 30 years since I’ve jogged regularly–now it’s a 66 year old jog not a 33-year old, but hey, it keeps me going. We live in a beautiful area & are satisfied with an ocassional short (30 minutes away) now & then. Interesting times and it is not necessary.

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    1. After our Marfa fiasco, we will look at short trips that can be done within a day, to and from. Top dog eco boys say gas will be 8 bucks by end of July, so a trip to HEB will be considered a road trip. We are gradually getting used to the 78 degrees we keep our home.

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  3. We’re headed to annual Fam Reunion the second weekend in July. It will be held in Fredericksburg, so I’m sure it’ll be a warm one. One year I bought some cheapie battery driven fan that also squirted a wet mist. It worked pretty good and I had quite a following that year. I wish I could find it…

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    1. It will be hot as a fresh cooked Brat. Go to Becker Winery and sit beneath the shade trees or under the veranda as the hill country breeze blows and dries the sweat on your face. Their white wines are great.

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