Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A monument to Satan

More on the proposed Satanic monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol... The sponsors of the 10 Commandments monument on public property will fight the hardest to keep Satan off of public property. They opened the door and now want to shut it.

Yesterday I heard someone justify vandalism/theft of the Satan monument based on the fact that Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers in the temple. IN THE TEMPLE! The state capitol is not a temple or a church. Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. I don't remember Jesus going to government offices and destroying things.

I don't like the idea of a monument to Satan going up but if you allow one religion you have to allow all. I don't want to be associated with Christians who would ignore the law and discriminate against another religion.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas shopping

In your quest over the next month for the perfect gifts for family and friends, consider doing something nice for a stranger. Pay for somebody else's fast food order, put gas in someone's car, or drop some money into the kettle as you walk into a store. It doesn't take much to make someone's day.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Helping your neighbors in a disaster.

Today's tornadoes serve as a reminder that survivors are the true first responders. In 16 hours you can learn to SAFELY help trapped and injured people until professional responders arrive. Here is the link for Oklahoma. Contact me for other states.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

No time for a mid life crisis - I'm too busy having a mid life glad to be alive.

This week I've been accused of being too happy, being ornery, and "feeling my oats." I'm ok with that and I hope I never lose it. Why? Look at my recent history:

I was injured in an accident that could have killed me but it didn't.

My injuries could have crippled me for life but they didn't.

The testing for head injuries found a blob behind my eye that could have been cancer but it wasn't.

The surgery could have left me blind in one eye but it didn't.

I feel so blessed because of how well I came out of this. So yes, I'm feeling my oats.

Anyone got a problem with that?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My thoughts on same sex marriage.

I do not support the Defense of Marriage Act or any other laws banning same sex marriage because the government has no business legislating morals or religious principles. I can't impose my views of marriage on others any more than I can impose baptism, prayer, or Bible reading on them.

However, I firmly believe that following close behind legalisation of same sex marriage will be discrimination charges targeting any clergy who refuses to perform such weddings on demand. The State of California is already going after businesses such as photographers and cake shops for turning away same sex couples. Gays shouldn't have a right to force participation in something a person believes is a sin. I don't know if the first case will be somebody who truly wants a church wedding or somebody who wants to start a test case but the possibilities trouble me and for this reason anyone expecting my libertarian leanings to push me into full support of their lifestyle will be disappointed.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Rapid fire weapons and high capacity magazines were not envisioned when the constitution was written

and therefore should not be protected by the Second Amendment. That's a favorite argument by the gun grabbers. If the founders could not imagine the destructive power of an AR-15 then they could not have intended for citizens to have a right to possess such weapons.

Ok, if you want to play that game then the founders had no idea we would one day have worldwide televison and internet with instant news. They had snail mail and printing presses. "Freedom of the Press" literally meant freedom with a press. Maybe the First Amendment doesn't apply to MSNBC and the Huffington Post.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I still think shutting down the government was stupid and counterproductive.

That being said, however, it is the height of arrogance for the president to make changes in implementation dates for part of the Affordable Care Act and then tell Congress that it can't touch the rest because it is "established law."

The president who wants to be known for looking out for the little guy took it upon himself to delay the employer mandate but the average Joe without company insurance is still required to get a policy by the original date. (How's that website working now?)

Both sides need to grow up and come together on an agreement NOW!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Let's get some things straight, Libs.

1. I do not support shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare.) Let people work and earn a paycheck. Deal with legislative issues, I don't know, maybe LEGISLATIVELY?
2. I do not support the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
3. I am not a racist, no matter how much you want to paint me as such.
4. Conservatives didn't have a problem with Mitt Romney establishing a government regulated health care system STATEWIDE, and it wasn't because he was white.
5. Conservatives had a problem with Hillary Clinton wanting to establish a government regulated health care system NATIONWIDE, and it wasn't because she was a woman.
6. Conservatives have a problem with Barack Obama wanting to establish a government regulated health care system NATIONWIDE, and it's not because he is black.
7. My current insurance policy, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" has its premiums increasing every year with no end in sight due to all the new regulations.
8. I'm not sure if we'll even have a company insurance plan "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" after next year, but that was your goal in the first place with your unions and government employees exempted from the regulations that are screwing the rest of us.
9. When it all falls apart "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" you will be claiming that the insurance companies are so greedy that it couldn't be fixed and the next step is a single payer system with the government finger on everything.
10. When we start dying during the months long wait for treatment such as patients in other countries suffer "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" the blood will be on your hands.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

You Democrats opposing President Obama on Syria

you realize that you're racists just for disagreeing with him. At least that's what you've been calling me for years.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I may be making it sound like everything is going easy but I have some pretty obnoxious pain when I get in the truck and drive.

Because of this, I've been allowing enough room so I don't have to hit the brake hard. Well, tonight I was driving 60 on I-240 and actually passed someone going SLOWER.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Talked to the volunteer firefighter who was first on scene after my accident.

Turns out they were dispatching to the wrong side of Goldsby and he corrected it because he had jogged past earlier when we were saddling up. That sped the response up a lot. Good neighbors are worth their weight in gold.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The home health physical therapist came by today,

evaluated my needs, gave me some exercises to work on, and said that I was already being active enough for this point in my healing. The hospital physical therapist had set me up for how to stand up, walk, stand still, sit down, etc. The home physical therapist expanded on that, gave me a picture of what my next 2 months or so will be like, and let me know that there are people behind me to help.

I'm not looking forward to the things I'll miss out on due to not being physically capable, but I'm not going to jeopardize my future by overdoing it, or trying something too soon. I think I have the right mix of impatience and common sense to have an efficient recovery.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A little freedom!

The IV has been removed at my request because the morphine wasn't doing anything for me and dragging that cart around was cramping my style. The needle is still in to make injections easy but I'm not constantly hooked up.

Before they disconnected it I walked to the elevators and back with a standard walker & then went from the room out to the hall and back with a 4 wheel walker. Then ate lunch and took a shower by myself. No morphine all day, just Tylenol and Lortab.

Hoping to go home in a day or two and then work at least part time next week. Short term plan is a nap right now. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Prayer request for myself

Friends, I just don't ask for prayer for myself. I plod through life helping other people.

But I'm writing this from a hospital room with 3 broken ribs and a pelvis with 2 breaks on 1 side & hairline cracks on the other. A horse we were training spooked and took off running. I lost the stirrip with one foot and couldn't stay in the saddle when she turned.

In the process of checking for head injuries, the cat scan showed a mass behind my left eye that has been growing for some time. The follow-up MRI was inconclusive so it will take more testing to find out how bad it is.

I've never been so uncertain about my future and it's a little scary. I'm learning how to use a walker and not put weight on the leg that doesn't hurt. Don't know when I can go back to work or what I'll do when I get there.

Thanks for reading and please keep me in your prayers.

Chuck Boyle

Friday, July 12, 2013

When exactly did "vaping" become a word?

Don't get me wrong: Anything that helps a person stop smoking is good. But the name just sounds funny, like "vamping."
And the ones that don't look like a traditional cigarette but more like a pen or a pipe - the cartoon part of my brain keeps expecting to see bubbles come out and drift across the room. Can you load one with bubble soap?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A big thank you to EMSA and the Bethany Fire Department

We rode our horses in the Bethany parade this morning and after a fun ride stopped by the fire station to cool off. Dee passed out from the heat before she could get inside. They carried her in and put her on a couch, put a fan by her, and checked her vitals. An EMSA crew showed up and hooked up a heart monitor and checked her blood sugar. She came to and gradually became coherent again. Even after she refused treatment they stayed awhile to make sure she was going to be ok. As all this was going on, other firefighters were outside giving water to the horses and holding them while they grazed on that nice green grass. Eventually one of them gave me a ride to the truck so I could bring the trailer back and load up the horses. They even helped me with that!

We made it home alive and well thanks to some dedicated people working above and beyond the call of duty on Independence Day.

PS- I showed the EMSA crew how their brand new computer converts from a laptop to a pad. It's only 3 days old and they were afraid of braking it in the process of figuring it out.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Different, or Risky?

A minister decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning.

He said, "Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn comes to your mind."

The pastor shouted out, "Cross!" Immediately the congregation started singing, in unison, "The Old Rugged Cross."

The pastor hollered out, "Grace!" The congregation began to sing "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound..."

The pastor said, "Power." The congregation sang "There Is Power in the Blood."

The Pastor said, "Sex." The congregation fell in total silence. Everyone was in shock. They all nervously began to look around at each other, afraid to say anything.

Then all of a sudden, way from in the back of the church, a little old 87-year old grandmother stood up and began to sing "Precious Memories."

Friday, February 22, 2013


After yesterday's medical helicopter crash in northwest Oklahoma City, employees of the nearby nursing home pulled a survivor out just before it exploded. This is just the latest example of the fact that first responders are NOT police, fire department, and ambulance. The true first responders are witnesses and bystanders who were already there when it happened. Unfortunately many of these heroes also get hurt or killed due to lack of proper equipment and training.

U.S. Citizen Corps provides free training in first aid and search & rescue procedures for people who want to be able to safely help in an emergency. You can join a volunteer Community Emergency Response Team in your area or just save the knowledge in case the need should ever arise to spontaneously assist others in time of crisis.


It only takes a small investment of time and this all hazards approach will prepare you for tornadoes, earthquakes, ice storms, house fires, or a broken leg from falling off of a ladder. It also encourages personal preparation for surviving disasters until professional help arrives.

Jump in with both feet and learn what to do in an emergency when you have to jump in with both feet.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gun insurance

On this proposal to require gun owners to have liability insurance... I've heard it compared to mandatory insurance for cars but that's not fair... you don't need insurance or even a license to keep a car in your garage. You can even start it occasionally to make sure it still works so long as it's never driven on a public street.

If one of my guns is misused and an innocent gets hurt then hold ME responsible. The same goes for my neighbor or anyone else. To make a financial hardship for me to pay for others' misdeeds would be like giving speeding tickets to everyone who drives, regardless of HOW they drive.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

2/07 test

This is a test of an Evernote export to my blog, which then updates Facebook and Twitter.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Second Amendment supporters, preppers, and gun control

I can't spend more than a few minutes on Facebook or Twitter without seeing some liberal making fun of Second Amendment supporters by asking something like, "How long can you and your AR-15 hold out against the superior weapons of the modern military? They WILL be prying the gun from your cold, dead fingers."

As far as I'm concerned the point is deterrence, not who will win in an all-out fight. I believe that there will never be a door-to-door disarm order as long as government officials and especially the soldiers and police officers who would be tasked with carrying out such an order know that a large percentage of Americans will resist.

Nobody wants a large scale repeat of Waco and Ruby Ridge headlines. The day there are troops in tanks rolling through neighborhood streets with attack helicopters hovering overhead will be the death of America, regardless of the outcome of the battle.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Going postal?

Just noticed the stamp imprint on an envelope has 3 digits in front of the decimal point. This means it could cost over a hundred dollars to mail something that gets lost then shows up 60 years later with a note saying, "We're sorry, we don't know where it's been but it probably had a good time.

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