Venezuela Can, US Cannot! — The Lone Cactus

So, let me understand if I get the picture coming out of Joe Biden these days. It’s fine and OK if Chevron can go to Venezuela to drill for oil, but here in the US, there’s (and I’m quoting Biden here) “No more drilling!” Is that right? I know Biden is this climate change geek […]Continue reading “Venezuela Can, US Cannot! — The Lone Cactus”

Thank you Justice Kagan

OSHA’s vaccine mandate When I started this blog I thought I would be writing about my passion of conservative politics. During the years that have passed before I actually began writing regularly, I mellowed a bit and my passion for politics has tempered. I decided there will be less of the Democrat vs Republican orContinue reading Thank you Justice Kagan

That’s Christmas To Me

I have wanted to write something about what Christmas means to me for a while now. I have pondered, contemplated, deliberated, examined, mulled over, puzzled on, reflected, cogitated and ruminated. I have started to write several times only to rework, reword, redraft, rephrase, and restart several times until I realized it has all been saidContinue reading “That’s Christmas To Me”


Is Afghanistan so different from the US? I have been observing tribalism from a distance for a while now. Many of us blame tribalism for the failure of the Afghani people to form a stable, democratic government. Most, if not all Afghanis are Muslim. That’s a pretty big tribe from our perspective. But while watchingContinue reading “Tribalism”

Hey, Conservatives!

Actually, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, and all… I am with you. I share your love and protection of individual liberty and accountability. I share your economic views. I share your respect for the Founding Fathers and the Constitution – it is an amazing document. I share your belief in restricting the powers of the federalContinue reading “Hey, Conservatives!”

Our Shame in Afghanistan

A bit about me first. As you may be able to tell from perusing other parts of my site, I am a conservative; a small c conservative. Not a member of a Conservative party. Just conservative. Law and order conservative. Kinda follow the rules conservative. (Speed limits exempted when I am on the open roadContinue reading “Our Shame in Afghanistan”