A Voting Disaster

Voting or Not Voting for the Wrong Reasons. jb blocker
So you think your candidate has it locked up because their district is heavily GOP. Or you think your district will carry the DEM for the same reason. Guess again. There are several factors that could completely flip your reality. Here is just one.

Part I: Weather or not…Voter turnout is on the line.
Complacency is growing as quickly as confusion and frustration while candidates all over Texas and the rest of America campaign for seats from the Top on down.
If you are a candidate, this should concern you. If you are a Republican you have a bit of an advantage when the weather acts up. Here is an approach you should consider.

The Postman’s Pledge: Herodotus
  It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.

  What I suggest is that you gear your campaign toward pledges to vote no matter what! Not just for you, but for our country. If you are speaking, texting, or social mediaizing express the importance of committing to vote! Vote early if possible! And if they can’t do that, tell them to have their all weather gear ready. This should be your campaign at this point. Taking anything for granted is a mistake.


Poverty Lines in Dallas

It’s a political thing! By JB Blocker

  Some amazing statistics keep popping up that are really disturbing. It is possible that the voting for this year’s national elections will be decided by just a few large population zones. 
  The majority of impoverished voters come from Chicago, Philly, Miami, Tampa, D.C., Boston, New York, L.A., New Orleans, Houston, and yes Dallas just to name a few. 
  These cities have some commonalities that aren’t what I would call complimentary.

Note that these cities are predominantly Democratically led.
Just list the sanctuary cities and you’ll find Poverty and Excessive Crime.

Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States


Hello there. 

  I am Charles Lingerfelt, and I'm running for the U. S. Congress because:

  Over 94 million people in America are without a job and Do NOT have a regular paycheck coming into the household to meet the family's needs.
  More than 7 million women have "dropped out of the work force" and are NOT even looking for employment.
  Nearly 50 million people are on Food stamps and the majority of them are "abusing" the system - because they are NOT promised any hope for the future.
  Over 66 Million people in America live in Poverty!


  I am a Candidate for the U. S. Congress (District 30 - Texas) to change that and bring businesses into the Southern sector of Dallas county - revitalizing the entire area and making it more conducive to a Pro growth atmosphere for business and corporations. 

   There CAN be New jobs and New positions for people who are seeking to excel and "make something Important of themselves!"
   The Status quo in Washington is NOT working on your behalf - and I am seeking to replace a Liberal in the Congress!
   I Need Your Help and I Need Your Vote in 2016. There is a 'Great wind blowing' across America for your Success and YOU Need to "Get on Board!"
   Become involved with Me and Make Yourself Successful, as I will bring New Jobs and businesses to South Dallas.
For things to Change, YOU have got to change! For things to Get better, You have got to get Better!!!

Elect Charles Lingerfelt for Jobs in Dallas county -
'The ONLY Pro Business Candidate for Congressional District 30'
Elect Charles Lingerfelt to the U. S. Congress in 2016
'Because It's All About Direction!'
You Can Trust Charles Lingerfelt!!!…/…


- J.B. Blocker is a media consultant based in Collin County in North Texas. Advertise with J.B. by calling 469-334-9962.


Learning American

‘The Big Book’  (1893-1993) R.I.P.
Recognizing one of this country’s greatest teachers.   By JB Blocker

The Millennials don’t know about this. Much of the GenX Generation don’t either. As an immigrant from the ‘60’s, the Sears and Roebuck catalogue was one of my best friends. It taught me America!

  The first true Sears catalogue was produced and distributed in 1893. Many others were to follow. It became an iconic life line of what people wanted and needed across America. It you had a mailing address, you could own anything in those pages.
  Clothing, toys, guns, farm tools, kitchen, living room, garage items, even houses and cars stirred the imagination of families from the city streets to farms, fields, and newly discovered parts of this growing country.
  I remember in the early ‘70s listening to some old cowboys at the local pool hall in my panhandle farming community. They got in to a discussion about the new Christmas catalogue at the Montgomery Ward’s one day. 
  The talk started over the price of things. But the discussion moved to how they had been making their wish list from those catalogues most of their lives. Those pictures of what the world looked like outside of their world gave them reasons to save their money.
  Studying catalogues allowed America to become aware of the choices they never had before and how much money they would need to save.
  A few seniors talked about the catalogues as a teaching tool. You could learn how to read while you were learning the value of all those items available from the pages of pictures, descriptions, and prices.
My Crash Course
  I was 5 when I left a Japanese orphanage for the U.S.A. In less than a year I would be enrolled into 1st Grade. My new mother had a plan! Mom, Dad, and my 16-year-old new sister Mona would sit with me and show me the pictures.
  As each picture was pointed out I would learn the word. If it was item A you would search for the A under their descriptions. It was an effective method to be taught day to day items.
  With this method you can teach the basics of life in America that expands into their descriptions and especially the cost of things! $


McKinney Women

Making a (BIG) Difference  a review by J.B. Blocker
  I had heard about a book featuring several lady acquaintances from McKinney, Texas. The North Dallas community has blossomed over the past 20 years to become a nationally recognized Best Place to live in many categories. 
 Last week I obtained a copy. The two organizer/authors are Sheila Johnson and Michelle Prince who I have known casually for several years. When I sat down to read it, I expected a good read. I didn’t put the book back down except for more coffee.
  More communities should raise up leadership and encourage more open involvement. 
  I am a fan of collections of short stories that make a point and leave an impression. You can order a copy from Amazon at this link.
  The real surprise was not just the range of blessings and challenges each of the dozen paths had crossed and taken. I expected some variety. It was the fact that as a collection the range of inspiration was not just deep and wide, but was also much bigger than McKinney.  And the book is not just for women. I thought of my mom and several others as I visited each personal story.
  These ladies didn’t do inspirational things without the help of others who also believed, supported, and encouraged them whether parents, siblings, and even outsiders. I like to think that we are surrounded by opportunities to be Assistant Guardian Angels. Even assisting Guardian Angels counts in my book. 


Your Far North Dallas Connection

The Far North Dallas Region is exploding! 
Janice Berg, Realtor

   People are arriving from all over the country and the world. They are a diversified blend that has transformed Far North Dallas. With many corporate headquarters now choosing Collin and Denton Counties as their home, the demands are overwhelming the residential market. Families move here with those new employers. Seniors come to be near their families. Singles and couples have much different requirements.
  Adding to that mix are the many who are coming from other Dallas Ft. Worth communities anxious to fill those new job opportunities. 
  There is no telling how the lure of the new Dallas Cowboys headquarters will eventually beckon not only Cowboys staff and families but also their devoted fans.
  Your realtor really needs to have a broader understanding of the many neighborhoods in order to point you to that perfect home and then help you to confidently make this important decision.
Shopping, Dinning, Church, School, Work, and Play


I'll Never Forget 9-11

'the Red Zone' click to enlarge
 I took this shot from about the 20th floor of the World Finance Center Building II on November the 1st, 2001. It's 'the Red Zone' inside Ground Zero. Smoke is still seeping out of deep pockets. The air is a fog of dust and will be for a few more weeks before the snow and rain bring the floating debris back to earth.
  Rising 400 feet above stands Big Red, the largest mobile crane in the U.S.A. It was perched on the spot that was once the World Trade Center 1 foot print.
  The Houston company that owns Big Red flew the American flag at its peak, just above the flag of Texas. Grapplers the size of semi trailers worked 24/7 in the dust and haze that never goes away. In the background on the left, the skeleton that was World Trade Center 2 leans against the remains of buildings 8 and 9. From back center to right are the burned shells of buildings 7, 6, and 5.
If you expand the photo and look closely you can see the billowing dust covering both vehicles and their operators as a grappler dumps its load in to the waiting semis. 

School Lunch 101

 This is my friend Chef Steve DeShazo. He is the Director of the El Centro College Food & Hospitality Institute in Downtown Dallas.
  El Centro is a hotbed for cullinary arts and has produced many fine chefs in it's history that spans nearly 60 years.
  With the new school year underway comes the responsibilities of providing easy, nutritious, and enjoyable lunches for your ravenous little ones.
  On this video clip provided by CBS, Chef Steve gives some simple and practical tips to packing a lunch fit for your prince or princess.
  If you believe in the Apple a Day theory, there is a clever tip included!
School Lunch 101

- J.B. Blocker is a media consultant based in Collin County in North Texas. Advertise with J.B. by calling 469-334-9962.


Civic Duty and The Note

by J.B. Blocker                                                                                                                                              
Lana, red dress w/sign, David top row 3rd from the right
  Little David had a problem. There weren’t enough Valentines in the packet they had bought for his 4th grade class Valentines card exchange.  
  You remember, those shoe boxes with your name on it.  We wrapped them, drew on them, or decorated them leaving a slit on top to slide in those little cards. Those cards had a mixture of sentiments. You had to think about which ones were proper for your buddies as well as the 4th grade girls.
  It’s a big deal. At that age, it’s not about love. It’s about friends and mutual recognition. Those little cards have vague little notes that make the giver and the receiver feel better. It’s amazing what a little note can do to make someone feel better.(remember that!)
   There were a few more kids in his class than there were cards in the Valentines kit, and David didn’t want to leave anyone out.  

   Mom came to the rescue with a few extra ‘grown up’ cards.  Now, there’s another problem. “Who do I give the bigger ones to? Well, there are my friends. And Lana Rolf is nice. We almost have the same birthday and she’s always nice to everyone. That was easy.”