Sunday, January 31, 2010

Panthers, oranges and alligators, oh my!

Panthers, oranges and alligators, oh my!

I spent today at an orange orchard-U Pick Em Citrus in the Florida Everglades.  The owner noted my Scherer for Congress bumper sticker.  He told me to get a "real job making an honest living".  So I laughed and so did he. (Obviously he was poking fun at the general public displeasure and general distrust of yahoo politicans).  He must have been stereotyping all of us, not realizing I am a statesman; not a yahoo corrupt politican.  Further, he was a fellow Navy veteran from Michigan who migrated to Florida in 1980. 

He gave me a bunch of fresh oranges, limes and grapefruit.  How cool is that?  Now I have to buy one of those orange things to make fresh orange juice.  Regardless, there are panthers, oranges and alligators down here in Florida.  And fire ants and pythons.  And other mysterious creatures.  

Being here in Florida for Florida Days rocks.  I am having a great time. A kind of a working some of the time, while on vacation some of the time trip..  The weather here is horrible. Seventy degrees most of the time, clear blue skies, sunny and there is no snow; making it almost impossible to go tubing or snow-skiing. 

So, I hope my friends in Kansas are enjoying the typical Kansas winter season while I toil here in hot Florida. I hope Katy Horner at KCTV5 is not scaring everyone with her weather reports. I miss Katy Horner's nightly weather drama.  It is unique to Kansas.

Last Saturday, I went to the Lee County, Florida GOP Party event held Saturday at Edison College in Ft. Myers, Florida.  I introduced myself as a candidate for United States Congress. The Chair, the vice chair and the rest were quite gracious.  It does not matter where we fiscal conservatives are geographically, we are welcome wherever we go.  I also met the guest speaker, William J. Federer.  Mr. Federer lives in St. Louis, MO.  He ran for United States Congress a few years ago against Dick Gephardt. 

Anyway, Mr. Federer likes to write books.  Lots of books.  He and I both bonded right away as fellow writers and also because we   both understand what it is like running for United States Congress.  Running fror Congress is no cake walk.  It takes a lot of preparation and hard work.  But even more important, it takes character. It takes character to say hell no to corruption and bribes from all these special interest groups and huge corporations, including their evil hired guns, the lobbyists.

I  bought several of Mr. Federer's books.  This included his book "The Interesting HIstory of Income Tax" and "America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations", both of which should be worth reading. 

Now many of us running for Congress take it quite seriously.  However, there are some yahoos who are advocating for special interest groups.  Like that Yoder dude who will not even invest a nickel in his own congressional race.  Implying to me at least, he is a special interest "bought" candidate.  It is never a good sign for a congressional candidate to demonstrate so little self-confidence, that Yoder refuses to invest his own money in his own campaign. 

If I were Yoder,(which I am glad I am not), I would not invest my money or waste my vote for Kevin Yoder either.  Seems like a waste of money.  Besides, the special  interests have already apparrently  bought "Johnny Come Lately" Yoder because they must no longer have any confidence in that Jordan dude beating me in the congressional primary. The special interest groups clearly are afraid of my campaign.  Which is a good thing for the individual.

Moreover, I am not trying to be moore-like, Part II.  A lot of people got so used to Moore. Many presume some of us candidates are supposed to be extremely nice to you.  Wrong. 

Instead,  I am going to fight for your rights in Washington.  And clearly, I am not kissing anyone's backside like Moore did.  He was an expert at it.  If you want someone to kiss your backside, vote for Jordan.  He will do anything to win an election.  Me, just treat like a human being and I will treat you like one.

Speaking of that Jordan, this dude was afraid to run against Moore rhetoric. Nick keeps forgetting he is actually supposed to campaign for Congress. Paul Showen, his primary opponent took 24% of the vote in the 2008 primary. Paul did not spend any money campaigning, at all.  So, good for Paul Showen.  Now another huge blunder Nick repeats is that Nick keeps ignoring Wyandotte and Douglas Counties.  The people of these two counties have no trust in Nick Jordan. 
And a lot of people in Johnson County also do not trust Jordan either. Finally, I don't trust him.

Can't blame all these people across three counties.  Jordan only cares about Johnson County; and then only when he is not in Texas.  Which is most of the time.  Nick reminds of the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz.  "Hi, I am Nick.  I need some courage.Where can I get some?"  Tell Nick to come see the Wizard of Oz, Thomas E. Scherer, the best candidate for Congress

Have you ever wondered why you never see Jordan on the campaign trail? That is unless someone like Dick "Satan" Cheney is pimping for him.  I doubt Satan is going to help Jordan campaign this year.  So, I merely wonder who is going to try and buy Jordan a congressional seat this time. 

Oh yeah, Senator Brownback, the dude that put our nation into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.  Instead of Brownback for GOV, we should call him Senator Brokeback because he and some of these other yahoo Senators in Washington nearly sent our country into a financial meltdown. 

Speaking of Oz, I am hearing a lot of Oz jokes. Probably because in Florida, I am proudly wearing my Kansas shirts. I am proud to be a Kansan.  I ask people here to guess what state I am from.  Naturally, most can read my shirt.  I am especially proud of my KU shirts.  I  have a bunch of them.  What a game with K-State last night.  K-State is ok, but I don't have any of their shirts.  So, would some K-State fan send me a shirt here in Florida so I can wear it proudly also? 

Whatever you do, do not send me an MU shirt.  I hate to admit it, but my son actually went tio UMR.  What is the matter with this picture?  He played rugby and eventually was President of the UMR Rugby team.  I am very proud of my son.  Although I wish he had gone to law school or something else in Kansas. 

I look back on his youth and probably should have bought him law school and poli sci books when he was three; instead of all thoses Tonka trucks.  He does not want to be a desk jockey like his father..  He just likes digging in the dirt and has never stopped.  He is still digging in the dirt as a mining engineer down in the horrible state of Texas.  I pity him.  He should have gone to a Kansas univesity.

So if there is any dirt in my closet, best to get it out now.  So yes, my son went to the University of Missouri at Rolla.  Hey, we don't control our kids into adulthood.  We merely give them guidance, hope, leadership and support.  He made the decision and I supported his decision. 

To you, the voter, I hope you give me guidance, hope, leadership, prayer and moral support just like I gave my son. So in turn,, I can make America a better place for all of us regardless of party affiliation or any other sub-classification scheme. 

A gentle reminder, if we can unite as a country, we can accomplish a lot more together than we can, divided. 

Anyway, gotta go.  It is getting hot here and I need to turn the air conditioning on.  Take care.  Enjoy the winter weather while I continue to work while on vacation here in  Florida.  Later.


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