Wednesday, October 29, 2008


10/29/2008 5:50:18 AM


Where is our community headed?
Why is our community going into a downward spiral?
What’s the answers?
Which direction is our community to take?
These and other questions are the meeting I attended to last night at Washburn University.
This was my 1st meeting with the group, as I understand that there were many others.
We received a booklet explaining the draft of strategic planning. I guess the planners will attempt to implement these plans later on down the road.
With that in mind, let me explain how I participated.
1) I introduced myself and also shared my Jim Cates t-shirt off.
2) I told the folks about and to trust but verify.
3) I told the folks (via a mic) about dave rmsey’s financial peace university

Then I had to leave as I wanted to go get an executive workout at the Y downtown.


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10/28/2008 4:42:59 AM


Yesterday I attended a 2 hour training session o how to successfully trade options. It was interesting. In fact , it was so interesting that I purchased the two day seminar and I’m now a life time member, along with my new found partner Vick.

Wish me well.


Sunday, October 26, 2008


10/26/2008 5:22:51 AM

This last week has been an interesting week for me. It started out with the stock market taking a dive and is still diving. When will it end? Who knows. And with our financial position the answer is “Who cares” But I do care for those folks who have been taken by the greedy folks, whoever they might be. I guess if I were in public office (which I’m glad I’m NOT, I promise to go after those GREEDY slime balls and bring them to justice. Can the Topeka mayor’s office do that?

We started the week by visiting our senior advisor , Roger Shumaker. Sally’s IRA is down 30 + % since this downfall. My advise to Sally is to stay in for the long haul with her portfolio.

My portfolio has been into cash long before this market crash. I continue to paper trade and I’m very contented to do so.

Later on this week, I made a Quicken will maker and had it witnessed by Charles Cusic & John Davis. Roger Shumaker agreed to be my executer. I had him read the will and he recommended a lawyer. We will take his recommendation.

I confess, I wrote this will in anger towards my daughter-in-law Kim. I have NOT been able to see my only grand daughter because of this evil woman. God forgives her and I guess I’m required to forgive also. If I never see Kim again it will be fine with me. I believe I have written my will to the best of my knowledge. I wish ALL my family the best! I love them all, even KIM. Just let me see my grand child!

I’ve been attempting to organize our home, free from clutter, and it’s indeed a challenge. Sally is so wonderful! How could I do what I do if I didn’t have her support? I love you babe.

Yes, we’re still in RELIV (if anyone asks)

Guess I’ll make this as a new post.



Friday, October 24, 2008

Cecil Washington

Greetings to All:
My name is Tori Dreyer, some of you know me and some of you do not. I have been asked to become campaign manager for Cecil Washington's campaign. I am trying to organize things rapidly as we only have about 6 weeks left. Next week, Pat Roberts campaign is spearheading an advance ballot initiative all over the state of Kansas. Republican Party officials are asking us to do a literature drop for our candidate(s) in each precinct across the state within a a few days of the delivery date which is September 22nd. This is what I need from all of you and those people that you know who have volunteered to help as I am organizing the campaign into seven distinct committees: 1) Precinct Chairperson-this person will coordinate literature drop activities in each precinct by contacting precinct people and grassroots campaign volunteers via phone and e-mail to get feet on the ground all over the 53rd District.2) Letter to the Editor Campaign Organizer-this person will coordinate appointing and drafting letters to the editor from various people in Rev. Washington's district 3) Election Day Activities Chairperson-this person will coordinate both internally and externally with various campaigns to have poll watchers at every polling place in the 53rd district. Before and during election day they will gather the necessary statistical and logistical information to ensure that voters who have committed to voting for Rev. Washington actually do so. This will partially be done through the poll watchers.
In each and every one of these four groups we need support staff. If you become a chairperson/organizer for one of these groups you will need to find suitable volunteers from lists we will give you. Three committees that are already loosely formed are Signs, Mailing, and Fundraisers. It is my understanding that Mr. Stevens has volunteered to handle signage so he will be in charge of that committee. Possible people to help Parrish Stevens that have already volunteered are as follows: Richard Bodenhamer, Jack Wueffel, Shane Barkley, Joshua Powell. The other group that is loosely formed is Pat and Fred Hollomon, chaiperson(s) for Mailing. Janet Ellrod has graciously volunteered to serve as chairperson for fundraiser(s). If I have mentioned your name and you do not want to be chairpersons of the forming committees please e-mail me ASAP. I need to update Rev. Washington's website to reflect the new committee chairs. If you are hesistant to take charge of one of these committees just remember: there are PLENTY of volunteers available to help in all of these committees! If you just want to help in one of these committees let me know and I will assign you to any area you request. Thank you for you time. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. From those of you I have met so far I find you to be outstanding, energetic and committed individuals. I know you will all do your best to ensure Cecil Washington has a victory in November! God bless all of you and don't forget to pray, pray, pray that everything goes smoothly. Please forward this e-mail to everyone you know in the 53rd District who has mentioned that would like to volunteer.

Tori L. Dreyer
Campaign Manager
Cecil Washington for State Representative
Phone Numbers: 478-4751, 215-4185


Thursday, October 23, 2008


10/23/2008 6:18:43 AM


Here’s my to do list for this week.

Change furnace filter
Reply to my military disability query
Deal with my diabetes
Deal with my frozen shoulder
Have my will signed
Continue with FPU
Work on my bucket list
Continue sharing our faith on the web (#1 ongoing)
Try to make the city barn rain proof (the roof leaks)
Look into KAW Tech to fix up old truck
Be an advocate for Diabetes training
Continue to exercise
Check my portfolio on the web daily
Write my blog daily or whenever I get in the modd
Play scrabble on the web
Reply to emails
Delete emails and keep my inbox clean
Stay re-retired
Pray daily and have devotions daily with Sal
Think about what I can do for Jesus today

I think of more if/when I think of them.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Your REVISED meeting room Confirmation is attached. Please open the attachment and if all is correct, fax back a signed copy. As per your request I changed the date to the first Saturday of each month.

To confirm your reservation we must have a signed copy of your Confirmation on file in the Library Event Planning Office.

If you have corrections to the Confirmation please indicate corrections in pen or pencil and return the corrected Confirmation to us as soon as possible.

To serve your better, WE HAVE INSTALLED A HELP PHONE IN YOUR MEETING ROOM. If you need assistance before, during or after your meeting please use the phone to call one of the numbers posted on the phone.

Refer to your reservation number when communicating with us about your event as this is the easiest way for us to locate your event on the scheduling system.

If you need catering delivered to your meeting room, and if you have not already done so, please remember to first communicate your catering needs to the Events Coordinator so your room can be setup properly, and then call the Millennium Cafe, 580-4441, at least 2 weeks prior to your event to make your menu selections. Go to to find a catering menu with pricing.

NEW RESERVATION DEADLINE: Previously we accepted requests in 6 month increments beginning on April 1 and September 1. We now allow new bookings within a RANGE of 6 months. In other words, count 6 months out from the day you submit your request and that is how far out you can request space.

Reservation No: 12639
Customer: Citizens Against Illegal Immigration Topeka

Summary of Bookings

Date Start End Room Status
1/3/2009 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Anton Room 202 Confirmed
2/7/2009 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Anton Room 202 Confirmed
3/7/2009 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Anton Room 202 Confirmed

Bonnie Cuevas
Events Coordinator
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Library Statistics: in 2007 over 7000 events were held at TSCPL
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604-1374
Phone: 785.580.4495
Fax: 785.580.4496
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Press Release

October 17, 2008

TO: All Media Outlets

Subject: Annual Grant U. Cushinberry Birthday Party

From: Sonny Scroggins, Kansas Fever Committee

"The Lord told me to take care of my people, meant me to do it just as long as I live, and so I do what he told me."

Topeka, KS ...………………........Friday October 24, 2008 @ 5:00 p.m, Cushinberry Park. The Kansas Fever Committee is celebrating the 87th birthday of the late Grant U. Cushinberry, an Exoduster descendant. The birthday party will be held in Cushinberry Park under the Grant Cushinberry Tree. Birthday Cake will be served to mark the occasion.

A site-seeing tour of Cushinberry Park will be led by Sonny Scroggins at 5:45pm. After urban renewal, most, if not all of the Black Landmarks in Topeka were destroyed. The Park was named for Grant by the Kansas Fever Committee in the 80's. The Committed formed in 1976 during the American Bicentennial Celebration and founded by 15 men and 8 women including Memoralist Sonny Scroggins. The Kansas Fever Committee is the historical arm of Bias Busters of Kansas.

Abraham Lincoln said, "The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."

Revelation 14:13-14. "Then I heard your voice from heaven say, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. "Yes" says the spirit; they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."

James 2, Faith and Deeds:

"What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed, “but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."

The Public is invited to attend and participate by word. action or deed!

Please come by the Park and have a piece of cake to celebrate the life of Grant Cushinberry.

For more information contact Sonny Scroggins @785-232-3761, 785-845-6148,

I Challenge my Generation to Inspire Future Generations.

Yours in Christ, Sonny Scroggins



10/22/2008 4:37:44 AM


Roger Shumaker is our senior financial advisor. Sally & I trust him with HER money. Yesterday we had a meeting with Roger and we discussed Sally’s money. I just listened. Roger likes to talk. In any event, Roger is of the opinion that our country’s finance will rebound. I share Roger’s sentiment. The glass is ½ full, and so are our finances. We’ve lost some money in the market, but we’re still eating and have each other. What more could one ask for?

Yesterday I also started my physical therapy for my left shoulder. The official word for my ailment is cemented capsulitis or something like that. I call it “frozen” shoulder. I explained to the therapist my symptoms. I now have to do some more exercises at home.

So many appointments, so little time. Guess I’ll need to resurrect my calendar… NAAW, I’ve my my official scheduler right next to me, named Sally.

I called the IRS the other day to find out why our taxes were rejected. I forgot to turn in the 2006 taxes! OH WELL !!! The good news, we’re getting money back.

Better get busy



Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Subject: PSALM 2008-2012


Obama Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want.
He Leadeth Me Beside Still Factories,
He Restoreth My Faith In The Republican Party,
He Guideth Me In The Paths Of Unemployment.

Yea, Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Bread Line, I Shall Not Go Hungry.

Obama Has Anointed My Income With Taxes,
My Expenses Runneth Over My Income,
Surely, Poverty And Hard Living Will Follow Me All The Days Of My Life.

The Democrats And I Will Live Forever In a Rented Room.

Yea, I Am Glad I Am an American,
I Am Glad That I Am Free.
But, Lo, I Wish I Was A Dog
And Obama Was A Tree.

Thanks for the email coz' Wally


Monday, October 20, 2008


10/20/2008 5:56:56 AM


That’s what our Democratic 2008 candidate said to Joe the Plummer the other day.

I have an opinion about that.



Saturday, October 18, 2008


10/18/2008 6:14:16 AM


I read with interest yesterday’s paper in our local paper regarding our mayor’s wishes and I have an idea.

Sally get’s scared whenever I mention to her that I’ve got an idea. Her usual response is “You’ve always got an idea” or something to that. So, here’s my idea.

Instead of having nine city council people making our decisions, let’s have four. The four civil servants serving our great city could be divided up into NW/NE/SE/SW and the quadrants would be divided by the Kansas river and Topeka Blvd.

The elected officials would need be a Topekan and live in the quadrant they would represent.

Come election time, the citizens would vote for ALL FOUR of the servants of our great city, the capital of Kansas, Topeka KS

The next question would normally be, “What happens if there’s a tie”? That’s when the mayor casts the deciding vote.

Read the local paper, and reply in kind if you so desire.

Just ole’

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Friday, October 17, 2008


10/17/2008 6:36:48 AM

Sonny Scroggins

My friend Sonny asked me to be the master of Ceremonies. I guess I’ll scan the program and post it on our web. Thanks Sonny! It was an interesting time. I felt honored to be asked. Mark came along and was willing to share with us our web.

My diabetes training was very interesting too. I now have a pin pricker thingy and am making a matrix for my blood sugar. Thanks to the St. Francis diabetes center also for all the diabetes knowledge to share.

Sally set me up for a left shoulder appointment too. I have frozen shoulder.

Hopefully my church will buy into the Dave Ramsey’s financial Peace program also.



Thursday, October 16, 2008


OSLC Midweek, October 16, 2008


Click on this link for the church calendar.


OSLC Announcements:

Quarterly meeting of the committee chairs, tonight at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Fair Trade Coffee: I will be ordering coffee for the church. If you would like me to include a case of organic coffee, whole bean coffee or organic tea for your personal use contact me by Nov. 2. I still have a few bags of whole bean and decaf if anyone wants to purchase them. Thanks, Regina Rohlfs 266-9060.

On Sunday Nov. 2 the Social Ministries Committee would like you bring donations of toiletries & personal care items for Florence Crittenton. Florence Crittenton is "home" to more than 25 at-risk girls ages 13-18. They provide a safe, stable and therapeutic environment to give each girl the tools & opportunity to change the course of her life. A list of needed items will be at the information center at church.


Fall Bazaar

October 18,

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fall Bazaar -- The Fall Bazaar will be held this coming Saturday, October 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be coffee and cinnamon rolls available to purchase in the concourse. Please come and see what great things we have to offer this year!! All proceeds will go to Marian Clinic with matching funds from Thrivent. For those who would like to help, there are still ways you can do that. We will be setting up the Bazaar on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. We could use a few more cinnamon rolls for Saturday and if you would like to bring some, please let Charlene Swanson know either by calling her at 272-3518 or emailing her at A few helpers during the Bazaar would also be helpful -- you can spend a little time or a lot -- whatever is convenient for you. See you Saturday at the Bazaar!!


Habitat for Humanity:

Chili Supper Update

Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of the Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at Christ Lutheran. It was a great time of fellowship between the churches involved. The total raised was $2,335. The money will go toward next years house since we have already met our goal for 2008.


This weekend the Adult Education Committee will be asking for your thoughts concerning the church library. There will be an insert questionnaire for you to complete and return to the office or Mike’s mail box in the fellowship hall. Your input is very important, so please take the time to fill out the form and return it to us. If you will not be at church this weekend but would still like to participate, please let me know and I can send you an email attachment that you can fill out and return to me.

For daily Bible readings and devotions, go to


Reminder: Area Ministry 6 Gathering at First Lutheran in Topeka, Kansas on October 19, 2008. 3 – 6 p.m.

The important conversation we began as a synod last year continues. And we hope you’ll be a part of it!

Please join us for this important conversation at the upcoming Area Ministry Gathering. Bring as many people from your congregation as you can. And bring the voices of those who can’t make it to this important gathering. Use the discussion guide we sent to your congregation (it’s also attached) to facilitate this conversation among people in your congregation and bring their responses with you.

A meal will be provided at 6 p.m. To help with the planning for the meal, please RSVP to First Lutheran, 785-272-5302 with the approximate number attending. Thanks!


Other Items of Interest:

Washburn Night for Charity Sponsored by The Doorsteppers Student Group Presents…

“Let’s Go to the Corn Maze!” A Fundraiser for Doorstep, Inc., Oct. 16 from 4-9 pm at Gary’s Berries, 5991 17th Street, Grantville, Ks. Get tickets from Doorstep or your Doorstep coordinator (Nancy Burklund). Tickets in advance are $6 Per Person, or $8 at the gate,

Experience Gary’s Corn Maze
See the Pumpkin Patch (Extra Fee for Pumpkins)
Go on a Hayrack Ride
Raffle Tickets & Items
Help Those Less Fortunate in Our Community
Visit the Gary’s Berries website for directions:

Rainout Date – October 23, 2008

What does it mean to be a "values voter?" Has this phrase come to mean less than what it should? How should our faith and scriptures inform our involvement in political decisions? Come join us for "Voting Values and Justice: Recovering Our Lost Spiritual Traditions" on Sunday, October 19, at 6:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Topeka, 1880 SW Gage. This nonpartisan forum is free and open to the public, and will follow a free light soup supper at 5:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Congressman Emanuel Cleaver from Kansas City. Cleaver is an ordained United Methodist minister and a former mayor of Kansas City, MO. After a panel briefly responds to Cleaver's remarks, questions will be taken from the audience. Sponsored by Topeka Center for Peace and Justice and Mainstream Voices of Faith. For information call 785-232-4388.

The City of Topeka’s Human Relations Commission will hold a Town Hall meeting from 6:00 to about 8:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, October 16, at the Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 620 SE Madison, in the first-floor Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting is to raise awareness of racial profiling. The public is encouraged to attend and to share their stories with the panel and Commissioners. The following have agreed to sit on the panel for questions and comments: Renee Wiggins, Acting President, Topeka Branch-NAACP; Michael Waters, Ks. Governor Sebelius’ Task Force on Racial Profiling; Chief Ron Miller, Topeka Police Department; Dr. John Paul, Asst. Professor of Sociology, Washburn University; Rick Fischli, Racial Profiling Issues Administrator, Kansas Human Rights Commission ; Sheriff Richard Barta, Shawnee County Sheriff Office ; Community members; and members of Topeka’s Law Enforcement Partnership Panel will also attend the meeting.

Temple Beth Shalom Fall Blintz Fest, Sunday, Oct. 26 from 9 am to 1:30 pm, 4200 SW Munson in the Social Hall. All the blintzes you can eat plus a drink for one ticket. $8.00 per person. The Topeka Jazz Workshop band will play from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Call 272-6040 for more information.

Saints & Souls: Remembering Our Loved Ones Together

Atria Hearthstone, First Church of the Nazarene, Heartland Hospice, Penwell-Gabel, Presbyterian Manor, and St. Francis Health Center have joined together to sponsor a Community Memorial Service on November 1, 2008, All Saints’ Day. This Community Memorial Service is an opportunity for our community to gather and remember those well loved Saints & Souls who are no longer by our side but will forever be in our hearts.

Rev. Dennis & Beulah Apple will be encouraging all attendees by sharing aspects of their grief journey after the death of their 18 year old son, Denny, in 1991. In his recent book, Life after the Death of My Son: What I’m Learning, Rev. Apple describes their journey of reclaiming their faith, marriage, and personal sanity. For more than 20 years, Rev. Apple has served as a staff pastor at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, where he oversees recovery and support groups, senior adult ministry, and hospital visitation. During these years, he has started several support groups and continues to counsel couples and individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Dennis and Beulah, live in Olathe, and have an adult son, Andrew.

This Community Service will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday evening, November 1st. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. First Church is located at 1001 S.W. Buchanan St. A complimentary supper will be provided by Atria Hearthstone. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P is required by October 29th. Call Terry Frizzell at Heartland Hospice, 271-6500, to reserve your seat.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


10/15/2008 6:19:27 AM


I have learned that I am a type 2 diabetic. So now what! I am attending a training session at 29th & Urish, attending my 1st class yesterday. Stay tuned for more links.

Also, I was a public speaking conferee at last night Topeka city council meeting. Stay tuned for more info.

The good thing I did yesterday was getting our taxes in BEFORE the oct 15th extension deadline. Hope I did it right!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A little Gun History Lesson

Subject: History lesson
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 04:20:33 +0000

A little Gun History Lesson

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated


China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christian s, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up an d exterminated.


Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.


It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:

Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent

Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent

Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still posse ss their guns!

It will never happen here? I bet the Aussies said that too!

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Aust ralian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, befor e it's too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind him of this history lesson.

With Guns............We Are 'Citizens'.

Without Them........We Are 'Subjects'.

Du ring W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl Harbor had attended Harvard U 1919-1921 & was Naval Attaché to the U. S. 1925-28. Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor & our Army had been deprived of funding & was ill prepared to defend the country.

It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U. S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U. S. & knew that almost all households had guns.

If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all your friends!



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Sunday, October 12, 2008


10/12/2008 5:50:01 AM


Well almost!

Sally & I have a little bit of home equity to pay off, then we can call Dave Ramsey and yell out on the radio.

For those of you reading this, or could care less, Sally and I are lifetime members of Financial Peace University.

I am planning to make a brief announcement at church this AM regarding this wonderful program. I am willing to spend 13 weeks on a weekly basis at church to introduce the congregation to this wonderful program.

Wish me luck!



Friday, October 10, 2008


10/10/2008 7:45:37 AM

Local Politics:

Last night I attended a political forum at local American Legion Post #1 here in Topeka KS. Sally elected NOT to attend. It was interesting. Of couse everyone had their own flyers and yard signs, well only Nancy and Chad. For those not in the know, I collect yard signs. I could care less whose name is on the sign. Remember, I’m an Internet Blogger, so many websites, so little time. I will now copy/paste the email I received.

For those Cecil supporters who have the ability to attend this
forum, please go and support Cecil. Thanks
Tori Dreyer
Campaign Manager
Cecil Washington for State Representative--

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Larry & Ann Mah
> Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 9:24 PM
> Subject: Thursday candidate forum reminder - from State Rep Ann
> Mah
> To:
> Commander Jack Valliere wants to remind you about the candidate
> forum at
> American Legion Post 1 Thursday evening (October 9) at 7 pm. The
> Legion
> Post is at 3800 SE Michigan. Doors open at 6 pm. The public is
> invited to
> attend.
> Candidates indicating they will attend include:
> Nancy Boyda, Lynn Jenkins, Anthony Hensley, Shari Weber, Laura
> Kelly, Ted
> Ensley, Mike Meier, Vic Miller, Mickey Brokaw, Eric Rucker, Cecil
> Washington, and Ann Mah.
> Other candidates may also come, but those are ones we know about
> now.
> Commander Valliere said it will be a question/answer format.
> For questions, call Commander Valliere at 379-5261 or write to
> him at
> . See you there!


Thursday, October 09, 2008



Written by Jerry Teasley of Pine Mountain , GA former Banker

Most of my friends know I have tried to stop thinking, but I can't help
it in the wake of all the recent economic news.

My banking career started in 1970 and ended in 1993, but I still keep
close ties to the industry. During my banking years I did learn one or
two things along the way. The problem with our economy today is from a
liberal thinking congress, senators, and presidents, as well as greed
and dishonesty. When you put these together it spells disaster in any
area of our life.

Ask any banker (just walk in and ask one that has been there for 15 or
20 years) and they will tell you these are the FACTS:

* Under Jimmy Carter we received the Community Reinvestment act. This
law says banks have to make loans in low income areas and it has forced
many lending institutions to seek to make loans to people in areas that
lenders would not normally go because of the risk and low property
values. (Sub Prime Loans). This was in 1977. In 1980 president Carter
and a Democratic controlled congress passed the Depository Institutions Deregulation and
Monetary Control Act-- The law also removed the power of the Federal
Reserve Board of Governors under the Glass-Steagall Act and Regulation
to set the interest rates of savings accounts. A Sad fact is we are all
still feeling the effects of his policies and decisions 30 years later.

* Then in 1995, Bill Clinton, made changes to the Community Reinvestment
Act, that forced an increase in the number of loans to these people and the aggregate dollar amounts loaned.-- Larger loans to people with less
income in areas where the collateral value would go down instead of up.
This was in response to pressure from "community organizer." Can you
think of a former Community organizer running for president? (Hint -
he's a Democrat)

* In 1999 Mr. Clinton signed to repeal the Glass-Steagall act which had
protected taxpayers since the Great Depression.

* In 2003 President Bush tried to propose a change in regulatory control
over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and place both companies under the
control of the Department of the Treasury, but was voted down by the
liberal democrats led by Barney Frank. Remember the name Barney Frank,
he is one of Obama's top two economic advisors the other is Jim Johnson
who was the head of Freddie Mac and walked away with $24,000,000.

* Now, Mr. Obama and his liberal cronies are spinning the facts so you
will believe that all our finan cial problems are because of Bush's
failed economic policy. However, OBAMA'S two MOST TRUSTED ECONOMIC
ADVISERS TO HIS CAMPAIGN are the very people that were in control of Freddie Mac- Jim Johnson $24,000,000 and Fannie Mae - Franklin Raines $90,000,000 in 6 years).

In addition, since 1989 there have been several politicians who have
received campaign donations and kick backs from these two failed
institutions. The #1 recipient is Senator Chris Dodd-D RI and the runner
up is none other than Senator Barrack Obama who received the second
largest amount of donations (over $500,000) which is phenomenal because
he has only been in the Senate for 3 years.

When Enron went belly up, we demanded Senate hearings and
investigations. Why aren't the Democrats demanding the same with these

But, oh yeah, I forgot. It is Bush's fault! (Yeah, Right, Sure it is). Just ask a Banker.

I am JERRY TEASLEY, retired banker and I approved this message.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008


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Saturday, October 04, 2008


10/4/2008 4:32:56 AM


It’s time for some fun and frivolity! I’m wearing my jocular hat while writing to get y in the mood. Today Sally & I have been married 39 years. What better way to celebrate our wedding day than to head back to the 18th century? My favorite event at the festival is the drunken sot and the gypsies. I like them all! We might even participate in a little political ideologies, all in good humor of course. I’ll have Sally take all the photos. I remember once I asked if I could take a picture of a character. The person replied in a good English dialect, you mean my portrait? They did not have computers back then, not to mention digital photography. So this year I’m going to let Sally take all the “portraits.” Eventually they’ll make their way into our web. Of course, you all reading this most likely didn’t have a clue as to what I just wrote.

See ya



Friday, October 03, 2008


10/3/2008 5:31:08 AM


You all know the dictionary words Patriots and Pinheads. I love Bill O-Reilly’s segment on Fox TV when he reveals the characters involved.

I would like to ADD two more words for Mr. O-Reilly, patheads and pintriots. I made it up my friends. This is just my devious mind working overtime before I get busy doing constructive things, like taxes. Yes, I need to do my 2007 taxes !

Here are the definitions:

PATRIOT: A person who loves ones country .. Webster
PINHEAD: A stupid and silly person .. Webster
PATHEAD: A patriot and a pinhead, the majority being a patriot .. Myron
PINTRIOT: a pinhead and a patriot, the majority being a pinhead .. Myron

So let me explain a little bit about my grading system.


A + (95-93)
A (92-89)
A – (88-79)

B + (84-87)
B (81-83)
B - (77-80)

C + (73-76)
C (69-72)
C – (65-68)

D + (61-64)
D (56-60)
D – (51-55)


A + (46-50)
A (41-45)
A – (36-40)

B + (31-35)
B (26-30)
B - (21-25)

C + (16-20)
C (11-15)
C - (06-10)

D + (04-05)
D (02-03)
D - (00-01)

OK .. Now that I got Myron’s grading structure out there for all to read, let me explain how I’m going to grad you all.

DOGGONIT, This is my own thought processes, so bear with me folks. I just threw in that word, doggonit, because if Sarah Palin can do it , so can I J

Let’s us a basis point of 50 for a formula in deciding where one is placed in this Myron’s grading system.

To be a TRUE patriot one must have done something extra ordinary for another person or persons, like saving one’s life. Jesus is a prime example, as HE saved my life. So Jesus is a TRUE patriot, and also my Savior.

We’re ALL patriots to some degree. If you asked the average person on the street if you considered yourself a patriot, they would most likely say yes. So there are degrees of patriotism. Just by waving a flag can be considered being a patriot. We ALL want to be a patriot.


We don’t want to be a pinhead. I’m a pinhead to a certain degree. At times, I’m in a silly mood. Webster defines pinhead as being a stupid & silly person. I’ll plead guilty to being silly, but stupid I’m not. Mr. Ledbetter called me stupid, but that’s another blog page. See previous posts.

So let me grade myself first, but first I need to save this as if you don’t you get frustrated.

I like to refer to scripture for ALL my advice. The bible teaches us that there is no better action? In life than to lay down one’s life for another person. I’m thinking of the military and the troops laying down their lives for our country. My fellow comrades are my heroes! I’m retired military and I salute the military. You are patriots in my life.

So what am I?

I’m a pathead C +

I’ve done some STUPID things in my 63 + years of living. Read my previous posts and learn more.


Our Topeka mayor is also a B + pathead. Now if Bill would only let the city council do their job. I know, I know, there’s a lot of SHALLS in the city ordinance. How about changing the city ordinance Bill? I’ll help.


Norton Bonaparte Jr. is also a C pathead. The city voters voted a city manager’s position to run the day-to-day operations of our city. Let the city manager do his job.


I’m giving our city council a C – pathead. We currently have nine council members. It seems like our council is constantly arguing. I guess that that’s democracy in action. Brett Blackburn is my council person and I liked what he was doing until helicopter issue appeared. I was in support of this expense. If only Brett would NOT have tried to override the chopper issue through almost illegal means. Brett, I’m giving you a D + pathead.

I’ll write more later …



10/3/2008 4:56:39 AM


10/3/2008 4:57:07 AM

There is so much going on in this world as of late.

Financially, this country is in a mess!
Politically, this country is divided between the liberals and conservatives.
Religiously, we’re becoming morally bankrupt.

To me personally, I’m gong to cling to Jesus’ apron strings that much closer.

Dear God:

Please help our country out! We have a very distinct ideology right now. Please help the voters make the right decision regarding which way we want our country to be led. There is a clear distinction Lord, and please open up the minds of the voters to know the difference. We pray in your holy and precious name.. in Jesus name, AMEN.

Personally, I feel that the liberal Democratic Party will be leading us down the path of socialism. I for one do NOT want that! Never in my lifetime has there been such a clear distinction between the two parties: LIBERALISM OR CONSERVATISM. I’m a conservative. I feel that if our country elects a liberal into our political system, we can kiss smaller government goodbye..


Thursday, October 02, 2008


10/2/2008 5:43:36 AM


There’s good news out there folks!

As you may or may not know, or could care less, I got fired from the call center in July 2008.

Well, the results are in from “DA JUDGE”. The judge so ordered me to receive unemployment compensation! J HURRAH!

Take that Alorica! You messed with the wrong guy. I scan the judges decision and make a web page for all to review.

Read my July articles for further info.


Wednesday, October 01, 2008


> Press Release
> TO: All Media Outlets
> Subject: Sumner School and Community First
> From: Sonny Scroggins, Bias Busters of Kansas
> Topeka, KS……………… Tuesday September 30, 2008 @
> 5:45 p.m. Members of Bias Busters of Kansas will protest
> outside Topeka City Council Chambers. The purpose of the
> protest is to show support for Community First’s efforts
> to save Sumner School, an U.S. National Historic Landmark
> and the failure of the City of Topeka be a responsible
> steward for the historic Sumner Elementary School.
> Sumner School along with Monroe School serves as a reminder
> of the strides made in equal education for all Americans. To
> auction off or demolish the school would be an injustice to
> Thurgood Marshall, Lucinda Todd, Oliver Brown and all others
> who worked tirelessly on the Brown v. Topeka Board of
> Education lawsuit. Saving Sumner School will help revitalize
> the neighborhood, support economic development in the area
> and continue provide a vehicle for the annual dialogue on
> race in education held every year by Kansas National Brown
> v. Board Memorial Committee on the anniversary of the Brown
> Decision.
> The Kansas National Brown v. Board Memorial Committee has
> held the event every year since the early 1980’s at Sumner
> School. The Committee was a part of the ceremony in May 1987
> when Sumner School was placed on the Historic Register.
> It’s very ironic that in 1987 Sumner School was placed on
> the National Register, but there was no plans to save Monroe
> School. At that time, Monroe School was subject to
> demolition instead of Sumner. Now, here it is twenty-one
> years later where the community is fighting to prevent
> Sumner School from being auctioned off or demolished while
> Monroe School has been preserved and made into a museum.
> In May 2008 the National Trust for Historic Preservation
> listed the building on their list of America's Most
> Endangered Places. In 2002, the city of Topeka purchased
> Sumner Elementary with funding from the State Historic
> Preservation Office. As part of the acquisition, the city
> signed a covenant, which expires in 2012, that prevents
> demolition, and requires the city to maintain and protect
> the building, with the goal of finding a reuse for the
> facility. The city's failure to protect the site and its
> subsequent proposal to demolish it violates the covenant.
> FYI: The Kansas Fever Committee will celebrate the 115th
> anniversary of Sheldon Kindergarten on October 16, 2008 at
> 11 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Kansas State Capitol. In
> 1893, Sheldon Kindergarten was the first black kindergarten
> west of the Mississippi used to educate children of the
> Exoduster Movement. Community First’s efforts to establish
> a charter school at Sumner to meet the needs of Kansas’
> children who fall between the cracks of the traditional
> school system; the same ideology as Charles Sheldon had when
> he provided an educational outlet for the Exodusters’ who
> moved from the South to Kansas during reconstruction, which
> is what Community First is attempting to do.
> The Public is invited to attend and participate!
> For more information contact Sonny Scroggins @785-232-3761,
> 785-845-6148,

I Challenge my Generation to Inspire Future Generations.

Yours in Christ, Sonny Scroggins