Father-Daughter Talk


A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.

He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?”

She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She’s always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn’t even show up for classes because she’s too hung over.”

Her father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, “That’s a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the conservative side of the fence.”

If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Keep guns away from crazies.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he’ll ‘like’ it so his friends can have a good laugh. A liberal will delete it because he or she is “offended.”



By the LA Times
1. 40% of all workers in LA County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.
(Donald Trump was right)
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals; they are here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in LA are Spanish- speaking.
10. In LA County, 5.1 million people speak English; 3.9 million, speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people, in LA County.
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States’ annual population growth, (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York), results from immigration. Also, 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

We are fools for letting this continue.

Windfall Tax on Retirement Income… Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people “you’re so darn stupid that we’re going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you”. Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. In other words, tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement. This woman is a nut case! You aren’t going to believe this

Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds)!

Alas, it is true – all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!

This woman is frightening. She quotes… ‘We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn’t Marx say something like this?) in our country; and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest. (I’m not rich, are you?)

When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied:

We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as Americans.

(Read that quote again and again and let it sink in.) ‘Lower your retirement; give it to others who have not worked, as you have’ for your money. Send this on to your friends. I just did! This lady is out of her mind!

The Deuce: The Bravery, Valor, and Sacrifice of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment in WWII is FINALIST in the Beverly Hills Book Awards!

Published by Argus Publishing

The Deuce: The Bravery, Valor, and Sacrifice of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment in WWII Reviews

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During the 1940s, the most globally inclusive battle in the history of the earth was fought in the fields and forests of Africa and Europe, on the oceans of the earth, and in the islands of the Pacific. Among the combative participants in that war, the 101st Airborne Division became celebrated for its effectiveness and heroism on the battlefield. Within that division were several well-respected and heroic regiments, including the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), a brother regiment to the 506th PIR of Band of Brothers fame. After training in the U.S. and England, the 502nd was dropped behind the lines of Utah Beach on D-Day beginning the epic story of the Deuce as they fought their way across Europe. Their story is represented in The Deuce by the fictitious 1st squad, 3rd platoon, Bravo company, 3rd battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division. It reveals the heroism, valor and bravery of the entire 101st.

Historic for the Holidays! Featuring Ed Protzel, author of the Darkhorse Trilogy and The Antiquities Dealer!

Historic for the Holidays! Featuring Ed Protzel, author of the Darkhorse Trilogy and The Antiquities Dealer!


At 11:10 (CT), I’ll be joining the Historical for the Holidays Book Tour on Facebook for a 20-minute discussion of my DarkHorse Trilogy. I’ll be one of over 40 historical fiction authors taking part throughout the day (until 7 pm CT). If you’re a historical fiction fan, I guarantee you’ll discover some great books for yourself or to give as gifts. There will be comments and giveaways.
Find the event at: http://www.edprotzel.com/new-events-1/2018/12/12/passages-to-the-past-historical-for-the-holidays-book-tour

Bracha Goetz’s Searching for God in the Garbage is #1 in Fuppings 19 Christmas Gifts That Won’t Be Thrown Out After Christmas!

Bracha Goetz’s Searching for God in the Garbage is #1 in Fuppings 19 Christmas Gifts That Won’t Be Thrown Out After Christmas!

Long gone are the days of socks for presents! Give something that people will actually use this Christmas. #1 Searching for God in the Garbage by Bracha Goetz

You wouldn’t want to toss the life-changing and very candid memoir, Searching for God in the Garbage, in the garbage. You might end up searching for God in the garbage for the rest of your life!

Dance Like You Mean It by Jeanne Skartsiaris gets a Five Star Review from Courtney Talbott for Readers’ Favorite!

Dance Like You Mean It by Jeanne Skartsiaris gets a Five Star Review from Courtney Talbott for Readers’ Favorite! https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/dance-like-you-mean-it

Dance Like You Mean It

Dance Like You Mean It

Fiction – Chick Lit
394 Pages
Reviewed on 12/05/2018

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Reviewed by Courtney Talbott for Readers’ Favorite

Dance Like You Mean It by Jeanne Skartsiaris is a fun, quick read sure to please fans of women’s fiction. Cassie Calabria is a wife, mother, nurse, and all around people pleaser. She feels content, but somewhat stuck in the everyday, and so she decides to try her hand at writing a romance novel after reading an article about how in demand they are. To her surprise, not only is her novel published, it is a runaway success. Now she is dealing with her newfound fame while simultaneously trying to juggle a floundering marriage, a troubled daughter, and her own desire for anonymity. Can she pull it all together and live the kind of life that she writes about? The reader will enjoy the ride to find out.

Jeanne Skartsiaris’s Dance Like You Mean It is a fun romp through a midlife journey, and readers will certainly be cheering Cassie on. What starts as a frothy confection about a housewife’s everyday frustrations becomes something more poignant as we see what happens when her book forces her to wake up to the realities of her life. Her husband is cheating on her, her teenage daughter won’t talk to her and then ends up in her own ER, her mother is mysteriously ill, and Cassie is just trying to keep her head above water. I really enjoyed the parts that focused on Cassie and her life. The tone of the book is conversational, like chatting with a friend over coffee. I didn’t connect as much with the parts of Wild Rose, her fictional romance novel, but I understood that freewheeling Rosemary was needed as a foil for Cassie’s structured life. Overall, I enjoyed this book very much and I am pleased to have spent time with Cassie and her family.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the featured artist at the PRP International Wines Last Chance: Holiday Warehouse Sale!

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the featured artist at the PRP International Wines Last Chance: Holiday Warehouse Sale! 

Beginning Thursday, December 6th, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, author of the Havah Gitterman series, will be the featured artist at PRP International Wines. The series not only includes the first three novels — Please Say Kaddish For Me, From Silt and Ashes, and As One Must, One Can — but also the hardback coffee table companion book, A Stone for the Journey! Get autographed copies of all four books!! The collection would make excellent Christmas or Hanukah gifts or for any special occasion.

And if you are not able to attend and wish to have them all before the holidays, you can order them through all the major online sites OR you may purchase directly from the author and have them all signed! WOW! runtshell@gmail.com

Just released! Hour of the Serpent by Michael Infinito!

Just released! Hour of the Serpent by Michael Infinito!

Violet and Johnny Dotson pull up stakes and relocate to the beautiful countryside near Asheville, North Carolina, in an attempt at starting over after a series of miscarriages that Violet has attributed to the presence of an evil snake. Unbeknownst to them they have actually been summoned there by an evil entity. Locked away in a mountaintop mental institution, J.C., a mysterious survivor found at the scene of a brutal murder/suicide, will only utter six words: “I am the son of God.” Strange events centered around the unknown patient spur Detective Tom Drayton and his partner to connect several other bizarre deaths to the time of 12:19. Armed with an old priest’s advice and a touch of new-found faith, Tom follows a path that could very well lead him to the destruction of all mankind. But is he doing God’s bidding or could he, in fact, be the dreaded serpent himself? 12:19…The clock is ticking…

Michael Infinito has been hailed as the next Stephen King!

A novelist and short story writer, Michael Infinito grew up in New Jersey but now resides under the clear blue skies of eastern North Carolina. With a life-long passion for literary arts, his goal has always been to create compelling stories that people won’t want to put down. XXXtreme Discretion (2015), A Wish to Die For (2015), The Hanging Tree (2016), The Colby Ghost (2017) and Hour of the Serpent (2018) are published by Black Opal Books, with more to come. Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.



Kid Clay by Carl Watson has won First Place in Children’s/YA Maxwell Medal from Serious Writer Inc.

Kid Clay by Carl Watson has won First Place in Children’s/YA Maxwell Medal from Serious Writer Inc.

Based on the real memoirs of Mr. Watson’s great-grandfather, this story follows Kid Clay through the Old West in search of a cowboy adventure. During his escapades, Kid Clay leaves his comfortable Kentucky home at the age of fifteen and sets out to discover what it’s like to be a real cowboy. During this time, he encounters many colorful characters such as Indians, Buffalo Bill, and members of the Dalton Gang.

Along the wagon trail, he encounters typhoid, cattle rustlers, stampedes, bank robbers, and a beautiful Indian maiden. Kid Clay has the determination and bravery he needs to survive, but as he makes his way along the trail, he discovers that the West is beginning to change. That’s when he makes a momentous decision that will affect the rest of his life.

A former educator, Carl Watson has taught Language Art classes in both elementary and junior high environments. He is a graduate of North Texas State University and Texas Wesleyan University (ME). Instrumental in writing a Boy Scouts of America Leadership Training Manual, he went on to assist in creating a syllabus for Social Studies in the Fort Worth Public School System. Then, the Fort Worth National Bank awarded him a fellowship to continue his studies in creative writing. A published author, his work has appeared in both adult and children’s magazines, as well as church school stories for the Methodist Publishing House, Child Life, and in True West Magazine. Kid Clay – A Cowboy’s Life on the Range is an article Watson wrote about his great-grandfather. The quotes were taken from Kid’s journal.