The Back Nine Of Life

 

I First started reading this and was reading really fast until I reached the third sentence. I stopped and started over again reading slower and thinking about every word. This letter is very thought provoking. Makes you stop and think of every sentence. Please read it very slowly! This is the most read post on my website by THOUSANDS!!….I have tried for years to find the original author of “Back Nine Of Life”, but after searching and finding no less than 10 claiming to writing it I finally gave up! If any of you ever come across the real author of this wonderful letter would you please leave me a comment…….Papa Mike

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You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

But, here it is… the “back nine” of my life and it catches me by surprise….How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that “I was only on the first hole” and the “back nine” was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting grey…they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me…but, I see the great change…Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant…but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d become. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore… it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will… I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so…now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though I’m on the “back nine”, and I’m not sure how long it will last…this I know, that when it’s over on this earth…it’s over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime.

So, if you’re not on the “back nine” yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the “back nine” or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life…so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

“Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.

 


LIVE IT WELL!
ENJOY TODAY!
DO SOMETHING FUN!
BE HAPPY !
HAVE A GREAT DAY

Remember “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

LIVE HAPPY IN 2018!

LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

~Your kids are becoming you……but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names…. But it’s OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything…. especially golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep”.
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words … “what?”…”when?”…” ???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never wear..
~~~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Stay well old friends!
It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

Life isn’t about Surviving the storm
but learning to Dance in the rain.

“It Was BAD”: Donna Brazile Breaks Silence On Latest Awan Brothers Scandal Stunner (VIDEO)

 

SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE AND VIDEO HERE

AND YOU THOUGHT WATERGATE WAS BAD? THE DIFFERENCE IS NO ONE INVOLVED WITH THE “AWAN BROTHERS”,  PARTICULARLY DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, ARE STILL RUNNING AROUND “FREE”!!…….Papa Mike

 

ALL PICTURES BELOW WERE POSTED BY PAPA MIKE AND NOT FROM THE SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE…..PM

 

 

New congressional documents reveal all 44 House Democrats who hired IT staffer Imran Awan waived the background check on the shady Pakistani national. On Wednesday, former Democrat National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile weighed in on the scandal.

“I would I hope that before director Mueller finishes his investigation we get to the bottom of it. We know that there was Russian interference in our election system. I want to figure out who committed this crime and they should be brought to justice,” Brazile told Fox Business Network.

“They worked I believe in the House of Representatives. I haven’t worked on the hill since 1999. So 2000 when I left, so no, I don’t know anything about that series of what I call in many ways, it was a management failure. It was bad.”

“We should vet everybody not just Democratic staffers. Every staffer who works for the House of Representatives or the United States Senate.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, IT specialist Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she was first elected to national office in 2004 as a Florida representative. She only fired him after he was arrested and would have kept paying her “IT expert” even after he fled to Pakistan. The Awan brothers IT ring had access to emails and computer data from an estimated 800 lawmakers and staffers.

Three Pakistani brothers who managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials were relieved of their duties in February on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking Imran Awan, who started working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, received $164,600 in 2016, with close to $20,000 of that coming from Wasserman Schultz.

His brother Jamal, who started working as a staffer in 2014, was paid $157,350.12 in 2016. Abid, who started working in 2005, was paid $160,943 in 2016. Imran’s wife, Hina Alvi, who was employed as a staffer since February 2007, was paid 168,300 in 2016. Rao Abbas was paid $85,049 in 2016. Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February.

Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small Beretta Pistol

 

Another good reason to have a concealed weapons permit.


This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator.


What’s the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself?


Here’s her story in her own words:


“While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in ‘The Villages’ with my soon to be ex-husband, discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water and began charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive.”


“If I had not had my little Beretta .25 caliber pistol with me, I would not be here today!”


“Just one shot to my estranged husband’s knee cap was all it took. The gator got him easily, and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. The amount I saved in lawyer’s fees was really incredible, and his life insurance was a real big bonus!”

Gun Sales Soar, Set Record in March Amid Push for New Gun-Control Measures

 

 

Great job, Parkland activists!

Via Free Beacon:

Last month saw the most gun-related background checks run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of any March on record, documents released by the agency on Tuesday show.

With 2,767,699 checks conducted by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in March 2018, the month beats the previous record of 2,523,265 set in March 2016 by 244,434 checks. That represents a 9.68 percent increase.

The March results put 2018 on pace to see more gun-related background checks than 2017, the second-best year on record, but still behind 2016, the best year on record.

The number of checks run through NICS in a month is considered one of the strongest indicators for how well gun sales are doing because each sale made by a federally licensed dealer, such as a gun store, is subject to a check. The state, however, is not an exact representation of gun sales due to a number of factors. For instance, the vast majority of states don’t require checks on the sale of used guns between private parties, some states use the checks in their process for issuing gun-carry permits, and sales of multiple guns during a single transaction by a dealer generally only requires a single background check.

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WOW! Homeland Security Discovers Rogue Cell Tower Simulators In Washington Used By Foreign Spies

 

YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME! SOMEONE TELL ME THIS IS A “APRIL FOOLS” JOKE!……..

Papa Mike

A stunning report by the Associated Press reveals the Department of Homeland Security has discovered rogue cell tower simulators in Washington, D.C. commonly used by foreign spies.

For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages.

The use of what are known as cellphone-site simulators by foreign powers has long been a concern, but American intelligence and law enforcement agencies — which use such eavesdropping equipment themselves — have been silent on the issue until now.

In a March 26 letter to Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that last year it identified suspected unauthorized cell-site simulators in the nation’s capital. The agency said it had not determined the type of devices in use or who might have been operating them. Nor did it say how many it detected or where.

How could this happen? Laura Moy of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown University blames the FCC.

“To the extent that there is a major problem here, it’s largely due to the FCC not doing its job,” Moy told the AP.

The agency should be “ensuring that anyone transmitting over licensed spectrum actually has a license to do it,” Moy added.

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit 

Huntington Beach Votes To Sue Over Sanctuary State Status

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — Another Orange County city is joining the fight against sanctuary city status.

The Huntington Beach City Council voted 6 to 1 to sue the state over SB 54 — the Senate bill that would protect undocumented immigrants by limiting the cooperation between local police and ICE agents.

More than 100 people were at the meeting to tell the council they wanted to join the Orange County lawsuit, just days after Los Alamitos became the first city in Orange County to leave their sanctuary city status behind.


Congressman Dana Rohrabacher could barely be heard over the hecklers.

“I am very proud of the USA,” said Rohrabacher. “I would suggest that those who advocate for sanctuary states are betraying the American people.”

Some argued fighting its sanctuary status will waste Huntington Beach city money in legal battles and they argue it goes against the Golden Rule.

“Love your neighbor as yourself,” said one citizen. “It does not say love your neighbor if that person holds citizenship in your country.”

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Fox Stands By Ingraham, Says They Will Not Be Censored By ‘Agenda-Driven Intimidation”

 

You lost, Hogg. Your 15 minutes is up.

Via Daily Caller:

Laura Ingraham isn’t going anywhere.

That’s the message Fox News is sending amid a left-wing boycott campaign meant to oust the conservative Fox News host over a tweet.

“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” Fox News co-president Jack Abernathy said in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back, hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”

Parkland high school student and gun control activist David Hogg called for an advertiser boycott after Ingraham knocked him on Twitter for complaining about colleges that rejected his applications. Ingraham apologized to Hogg on March 29, but he refused to accept the peace offering.

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“Turn Back To The Revolution”: Black DNC Official Calls For Dems To Use ‘Black Panther’ Tactics To Win 2018 Midterms (VIDEO)

 

“I’m a former Black Panther,” the Democratic National Committee’s Black Caucus chairwoman stated. “When we talked about the movement… it was important for us to make people understand that it was about the movement for us, educating us.”

“We’ve got to be out here in masses in the midterms,” she continued. “It’s all about changing the Congress now.”

“They cannot win without black folks and women, so it’s up to us.”

“We’re going to do grassroots organizing in this election,” Rollins closed. “That is so important.”

“We’ve got to turn back to the revolution, because it’s important. They depend on us.”

DNC vice chair Keith Ellison was in attendance for the event.

44 Dems, Including Wasserman Schultz, EXEMPTED “Pakistani” IT Aides From Background Checks

 

 

SOURCE: Weasel Zippers 

Via Daily Caller:

Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.

All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.

Among the red flags in Abid’s background were a $1.1 million bankruptcy; six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records. Public court records show that Imran and Abid operated a car dealership referred to as CIA that took $100,000 from an Iraqi government official who is a fugitive from U.S. authorities. Numerous members of the family were tied to cryptic LLCs such as New Dawn 2001, operated out of Imran’s residence, Virginia corporation records show. Imran was the subject of repeated calls to police by multiple women and had multiple misdemeanor convictions for driving offenses, according to court records.

If a screening had caught those, what officials say happened next might have been averted. The House inspector general reported on Sept. 20, 2016, that shortly before the election members of the group were logging into servers of members they didn’t work for, logging in using congressmen’s personal usernames, uploading data off the House network, and behaving in ways that suggested “nefarious purposes” and that “steps are being taken to conceal their activity.”

A pair of closely-held reports on Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, his wife Hina Alvi, and his friend Rao Abbas, said, “the shared employees have not been vetted (e.g. background check).”

Trump Blasts California Gov Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown For Pardoning FIVE Criminal Illegal Aliens Facing Deportation

 

This freaking IDIOT, Governor Jerry “DEMENTIATED” Brown pardoned 5 criminal illegal aliens whose crimes include (1) Kidnapping and Robbery (2) Badly beating wife and threatening a crime with intent to terrorize (3) Dealing drugs. Is this really what the “LEGAL” Citizens of California want, and do these same “LEGAL” Californians agree that Brown had the right to spend $25 BILLION of “taxpayers” money for the support of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS??? Jerry Brown has become so dementiated that he doesn’t even know what is going on anymore!!!……..Papa Mike

THE PICTURE BELOW WAS POSTED BY PAPA MIKE AND NOT FROM THE SOURCE OF THE ARTICLE BELOW…………Papa Mike

President Trump called out California’s ultra-liberal Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown Saturday morning after the Democrat official pardoned FIVE criminal illegal aliens facing deportation.

The state of California is suffering from an influx of illegal alien invaders after years of dangerous sanctuary policies and open borders by Democrat politicians.

On Tuesday, Orange County, a well-to-do, fairly conservative enclave in Southern California voted to bypass state rules and work with the federal government and ICE officials.

On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown pardoned five criminal illegal aliens facing deportation, reported the Sacramento Bee.

They were among 56 pardons and 14 commutations that the Democratic governor handed down ahead of the Sunday holiday. The majority were convicted of drug-related or other violent crimes, according to Brown’s office.

In early March, Trump’s Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of California for protecting illegal aliens.

Earlier this week President Trump blasted the lawlessness in California and let the citizens of Orange County know they have a right to be protected by Federal law and strong borders.

President Trump always tweets with a purpose; it appears his administration is ready to make a bold move to get the lawlessness in California under control.

Jerry Brown was also Governor of California 1975-1983 which is when he received his nickname “Moonbeam.”
A Chicago columnist wrote in 1976 Jerry Brown is attracting the “moonbeam” vote referring to ‘non-traditionalists’ (left-wing freaks).

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit 

Orange County Board Member: We Joined Lawsuit “AGAINST CALIFORNIA” Because The State Isn’t Right

 

 

Shawn Nelson, a member of the Orange County board of supervisors, said on Sunday that California is trying to prevent the county from keeping its citizens safe.

Orange County recently joined the Justice Department in a federal lawsuit against California that opposes the state’s “sanctuary” laws.

California last October signed legislation making California a “sanctuary state” in part by blocking local law enforcement from complying with federal immigration officials on detainment requests for immigrants in the country illegally.

 

“What California’s law is requiring is our sheriffs not even cooperate, which is resulting in people that have committed crimes ending up on the streets of every county, but certainly Orange County,” Nelson told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “We got involved because we don’t think that’s right.”


“We are tired of the state trying to use these arguments to prevent us from keeping the citizens safe,” Nelson added.

Nelson, who was one of the board members who voted for Orange County to join the federal lawsuit, said that the current law lets certain people go free even though he thinks they need to be assessed by the federal government.

“We’ve had 244 people as of last week released that we could not stop and our people could not tell ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officials that we believe ICE would have wanted to speak with and likely wanted to do something about,” Nelson said.

President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that his administration stands in solidarity with Orange County against “California’s illegal and unconstitutional sanctuary policies.”

Tomi on Sanctuary Showdown: ‘You’d Be Surprised’ How Many in CA Support ‘America First’

 

 

VIDEO HERE

Tomi Lahren appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday to react to the growing backlash against California’s sanctuary law.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to join a Justice Department lawsuit that contends the state’s sanctuary policy — which which limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents — is unconstitutional.

Lahren recently asked Californians what they think about living in a sanctuary state, and she found that many of them did not support ignoring federal immigration law.

“I think you’d be surprised … just how many conservatives and Americans live in California that want the laws to be enforced and want to be safe in their own backyard,” Lahren said.

She praised the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for pushing back against the sanctuary law by publishing the dates on which all inmates — regardless of immigration status — will be released from custody. The sheriff’s department said its objective is to assist law enforcement agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“The sheriff’s department in Orange County has it exactly right. They are protecting Americans first,” Lahren said.

“I hope other places follow suit. I think now they will be emboldened to do so. I think citizens are going to stand up. They’re going to make their voices heard. I think they’re going to go against all the labels and all the name-calling, and they’re going to make sure that their families are safe in California.”

 

Israeli Stealth Fighters Fly Over Iran Amid Speculation Of Imminent War

 

One week after Israel demonstratively released a video of a 2007 airstrike on a suspected Syrian nuclear facility (after refusing to officially acknowledge the operation for more than a decade), the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported late on Thursday that 2 Israeli F-35 stealth fighters had entered Iranian airspace over the past month.

Sources quoted in Al-Jarida said that two stealth fighters flew over Syrian and Iraqi airspace to reach Iran, and even targeted locations in the Iranian cities Bandar Abbas, Esfahan and Shiraz. Then the two ultra advanced fighter jets circled at high altitude above Persian Gulf – read Iranian – sites suspected of being associated with the Iranian nuclear program.

Ominously, the Kuwaiti newspaper also reports that the two jets went undetected by radar, including the Russian radar system located in Syria. It was unclear if the provocative Israeli operation was undertaken in coordination with the US army, which recently conducted joint exercises with the IDF (recall “Top US General Says American Troops Should Be Ready To Die For Israel”)

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Judge Andrew Napolitano Said Thursday That Special Counsel Robert Mueller Dropped a “Hint” About Possible Evidence Of Collusion Between The Trump Campaign And Russia.

 

In a court filing Tuesday, Mueller revealed that former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates was communicating during the campaign with a Russian intelligence officer.

Napolitano emphasized that Gates was the business partner of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort before, during and after the campaign. Gates has since pleaded guilty to a “fraction” of the charges he could have faced and is likely a “treasure trove” of information for Mueller, the judge explained.

“This is the biggest hint that Bob Mueller has shown us of the existence of what non-lawyers are calling ‘collusion,'” said the Fox News senior judicial analyst, adding that Mueller is looking into whether there was a criminal conspiracy by the Trump campaign to obtain “something of value” from a foreign government.

“That very agreement [during a federal campaign] is criminal.”

Napolitano said Mueller could be signaling to those who continue to claim there was no collusion that he has a reason to believe otherwise.

“[Mueller is saying] I have something here, I’m not gonna show all of it to you until I develop it more,” he said.

President Trump has maintained since the election that the campaign did not collude with the Kremlin, which has been blamed for hacking DNC and Clinton campaign emails and facilitating their release through WikiLeaks.

VIDEO HERE

 

Studio CEO: ‘Very Powerful People’ Pressured Us Not To Release ‘Chappaquiddick’

 

Trying to drum up interest in the movie? Or was he really threatened?

Via Daily Wire:

Finally, Americans will be given the full truth and nothing but the truth about what happened the night Sen. Ted Kennedy left an innocent woman to drown in a car as he fled from the scene of an accident.

The film “Chappaquiddick,” starring Jason Clarke as the Kennedy golden boy and Kate Mara as his fateful victim, comes out next weekend, but according to the film’s executive producer, powerful players have tried to prevent that from happening.

Speaking with Variety, Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios CEO and executive producer of the film, “very powerful” people have pressured him not to release the movie.

“Unfortunately, there are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie,” Allen said. “They went out of their way to try and influence me in a negative way. I made it very clear that I’m not about the right, I’m not about the left. I’m about the truth.”

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SOURCE: Weasel Zippers