Monday, April 30, 2012

Hey, Folks!  Good morning.  I have some tests and errands to tend to this morning, so I'll be back later today.  In the meantime, hit my Facebook site for some interesting posts.

Take care.


Saturday, April 28, 2012


I belong to one of the most amazing email groups--CONRECO.  Some of the smartest, politically savvy individuals on the Internet. They're also some of the most generous, patriotic people you'd ever want to know.

Back on April 10, I put out a notice that I'd be making a slight change to my blog site: the inclusion of "gaming" and "my health" as topics of discussion.  Many know that I'm waiting for a bone marrow transplant for CML--a rare form of Leukemia--and the notice prompted many to wish me luck and to include me in their daily prayers.  Powerful support group, and most appreciated.

One of the members (won't mention a name since I don't have permission at this time) told me of someone who's a 10 year Leukemia survivor and wanted to know if I'd like to talk with her.  My answer was in the affirmative, of course. 

Well, this morning a call came in from one Rhonda Kokot.  She had AML, a very deadly version of what I have, CML.  10 years ago treatment options were few, and what drugs were available, according to Rhonda, were ineffective, so transplant was the course of action. Rhonda went thru chemo, radiation and the transplant with flying colors.  It wasn't easy, but she made it.

When she called this morning, she was on the road traveling to a race... a half-marathon race in which she's a participant!  God love her.  

During the call, Rhonda took me thru the bone marrow transplant process from beginning to end, answering any and all questions I had lurking in the recesses of my fertile imagination.  I know doctors prefer not to scare you, so they tend to "soften" the language when describing certain medical procedures, especially ones that could end in a 21 gun salute, followed by the folding of Old Glory and sounding of TAPS. 

A half-marathon!  You know that's 13 plus miles, right?  Bless her heart. 

Since I'll be in the hospital for a month, maybe longer, Rhonda took the time to advise me on how to make the stay more comfortable, more home-like. Some items never occurred to me, some did.  Long ago I learned to bring my own clothes.  The hospital gown is simply unacceptable, as anyone who's been in the hospital knows. People close to me know my feelings about the person who invented that wonderful garment.

Our conversation was most productive and cleared up several things I was nervous about.  However, I do realize each person reacts to these transplants in different ways--according to research studies, most are devoid of the horror stories you hear about.  There will be some bumps in the road, I know this, and they'll be dealt with as they arise.  Rhonda had a few nasty items hit her too, but nothing her medical team couldn't handle. And today, medical teams can handle a great deal of trouble.   

I can't thank Rhonda Kokot enough for taking time out of her day--her weekend--to talk me down off the ledge. And to the CONRECO member who set up this meeting.  Blessings to you as well.  


Now on to the phone call I've been waiting for. You're probably thinking I was waiting for Rhonda Kokot's call.  Well, it was one of the calls I was waiting on, but not "the" phone call.

Last Thursday, one of my medical team members phoned me.  Christine's message was straightforward: that my donor still had a few routine tests to go thru but at this time they were able to "green light" my transplant. I must say, those words brought back the feelings of anxiety that only a first static line jump can create in the pit of your stomach. Some of you will understand what I'm talking about.

So, my orders are as follows:  The University of California Cancer Center will be expecting me May 4th for admission.  Chemo will begin soon after one medical procedure is complete--the installation of a chest catheter, not sure of the technical name.

On May 10th, my donor's bone marrow will arrive at Sacramento International, then transported to the cancer center. Soon after arrival, the bone marrow will begin flowing into my veins.

As a reminder, I will have a laptop and video at my bedside so I can document this process the best I can.  On those days when I'm not feeling well enough, Andrea Shea King will transcribe by phone to my blog anything of note.

That's it for now.  Updates will follow in the days to come. Blessings to all of you who've prayed for me.  Don't stop now!  


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Paul Harvey: If I Were the Devil

Some say this is not true, that Paul Harvey never said any of this.  I don't know, but it makes sense to me, whether Harvey said it or not.  There are ways to edit to make it sound as if Harvey said this or said that.  However, what you will hear is exactly what has and is happening in our nation.  Pass it around... Good day!

(Hat Tip: Joe and Doris--Northern California)

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Thursday, April 26, 2012


TONIGHT on The Andrea Shea King Show--9 pm et:

Guests: Chris Cassone, BigFurHat and Mr. Pinko.

They'll be discussing the newly released video, Breitbart is Here.  BigFurHat has some details at iotw as well. 

Watch the video (look for Andrea!) and pass it around your world of influence.  I can't say enough about this video, and I'm sure you'll come away feeling the same.

"Breitbart is Here" T-Shirts and Posters

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Tea Party Express--"Restoring the American Dream" tour will begin rolling Friday, April 27, out of Pittsburgh, Pa.  The tour will go on for 11 days, ending in Texarkana, Tx, on Monday, May 7.  

The math here is simple: these Tea Party Express tours are extremely effective, necessary, and very, very expensive.  Not going to tell you a bunch of crap to get you to contribute.  But I will remind you of this:

The Left has more money than us; they also have most of the mainstream media apparatus sitting around waiting for their marching orders.

We don't have this or anything close to it.  What we do have, is "We the People," which, by most standards, is the Tea Party Express and the Tea Party movement, in general.  

Few people truly understand the dynamics of The Tea Party Express and the Tea Party movement--historians and political scientists will explain it later in terms none of us will understand.  I'm very close to this process and still have trouble understanding how we are so victorious against such long odds.

I do, however, know this: these Tea Party Express tours wouldn't have been victorious nor influential in one single race if not for one thing:  "We the People." They came through when the chips were down.  The progressives, and some republicans (RINOs), are still wondering what happened to them in 2010.  I'm confident that same feeling will be felt across this nation come November 2012... because the moment of truth is again upon us.  Generations past, and generations yet to be, are counting on "We the People."

So, if you feel the Tea Party Express is a worthwhile effort, then by all means contribute to the cause of FREEDOM... and  Contribute generously.  That is all.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


This evening on The Andrea Shea King Show, our little Radio Patriot will be returning to the airwaves from Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast area.  Andrea has been very busy with personal, family business as well as a trip to BlogCon over the weekend.

Joining Andrea tonight will be ChicagoLand blogger John Ruberry of the well known blog Marathon Pundit.  Ruberry will be giving his take on the BlogCon conference and Andrea will be giving her opinion of the largest gathering of conservative bloggers too.  Should be interesting and informative.  

In addition to BlogCon info, we'll be asking Ruberry to discuss a recent post at his site that covers the financial failings of his home state of Illinois.  According to Illinois officials, Illinois is way behind in paying people who do business with the state. And when I say "behind," I mean $9 Billion in BEHIND.  It's a financial train wreck and someone's going to be left holding the bill.  We're hoping Ruberry can shed more light on the subject as well as give us some insight into which state he thinks will win the race to bankruptcy! 

Ok, Andrea's back--tune in at 9 pm et for THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW

(Below: John Ruberry and Andrea at BlogCon 2012)

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Sunday, April 22, 2012


Been a little busy since my last post here, but I do have some good additions over at Facebook.  Check it out. Especially the post about Orrin Hatch having to go through a primary!  Oh, yes!!  

Andrea is traveling back to Florida from BlogCon, and she has all the details at her Facebook site as well.  Check that out, too.

I'll be returning this evening to add more.  Thanks for stopping by... and do not forget: TEA PARTY!!!  Find one, join one, support one!


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ted Nugent is Honest about our Government and Obama--Secret Service comes knockin' ***UPDATED

Ted Nugent uses his 1st amendment rights and gets investigated by the Secret Service. WND has the story.

***UPDATE: Nugent has met with the Secret Service-- the results of that meeting.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

"It is, What it is."

Hat Tip: RG

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See you this evening 9 pm et--ASK show!!

Busy day today and it won't end until around show time-- THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW.

But I do have a couple items posted at my Facebook page, so head over there and take a peek. Later!


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Friday, April 13, 2012


I wasn't feeling 100% today. Side-effects from meds hit me harder on some days, others I can't even tell I'm on meds. So, I stayed off my feet for a good portion of the day, and in time I felt better but still not 100%.

Later in the evening I decided I'd slip and slide around the Internet to see what's happening. But I didn't really feel like reading anything, mostly in a headline mood. Then I ran into this Victor Davis Hanson piece at iotw that I was not going to read, just scan a bit. But there I was three paragraphs in and couldn't stop. Hanson nailed Obama perfectly by giving us a history of Obama "on script" and Obama "off script." Obama's handlers must cringe when he goes off teleprompter.

I'd forgotten a few of these beauties, but Hanson put it all in perspective, explaining it very well, which made it very interesting since I wasn't 100%. Thank you, VDH. Good job. I feel much better.

For more of Hanson's writings, just hit the link.


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This is a view out my front window. Some days you just get lucky with such beautiful scenes of nature right on your doorstep. I slipped outside ever so quietly to video this scene, and got away with it. Deer are usually very skittish--always on alert. Turkeys don't much care, especially if you're feeding them. Note: A little past halfway thru this video, it goes black but the audio continues. So don't think it's your computer that's going haywire. I understand this is a common problem, h/e I haven't figured out how to fix it. Always something with the computer...

TWD's YouTube Channel.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Beginnings of a Race War "...blacks and hispanics should team up..."

And this is why each of you should own a gun and know how to protect yourself and your loved ones if this craziness should come to pass where you live. It sounds to me like there are plans for just such a thing--civil uprisings, especially in the urban centers. Get prepared, folks. And remember what the NBPP COS had to say the other day about "whitey getting his."

Gateway Pundit has the story with AUDIO!


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I'm still learning the ins and outs of video, editing and now a new remote control. So this vid is just one big test but I do get a show promo in without a script. Overall, not a bad job.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"THE ART OF THE APOLOGY" by Michelle Williams, NBPP COS

Michelle Williams, representing the New Black Panther Party, isn't so clever in this walk-back of a previous threat to whites in America. Some would say she is clever in using this tactic, though. She gets to explain away her rhetoric because she has "passion" for the race issue, but in doing so she uses the whole explanation as a threat, again.

I have a passion, indeed. She's dangerous.

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I knew we supported and elected Allen West for a reason. The SOB is calling a spade a spade and there's a whole bunch of folks inside the beltway, in media, who will not like his comments because they are truth put in the plainest of terms. Joe McCarthy knows of what West speaks. West, for being honest, was referred to as a "house slave"-- but using such terms to describe a conservative is quite alright with the elites and communists in government as well as in the media.

No other member of congress will speak the truth about why we're in the mess we're in now. Congressman West (FL-22) isn't afraid to say what we all know to be true: there are communists inside our government--elected government. Hell, conservative Victoria Jackson wrote a song about it: "There's a communist living in the White House."

This November, all of us--no matter the state--will reach out and support West, and others like him, the best we can. Send money if you can--a little or a lot... whatever it is you can spare--just send something. You can volunteer as well. Go to West's website to see what you can do to help.

Anyway, West will certainly catch some flak for such a statement of truth, but that's ok; we're going to send this man back to the House again later this year. Deal with it, Progs!

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at NoisyRoom Blog has more.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012


This is just a notice letting regular readers, friends and family know that THIRDWAVEDAVE, the blog, will be posting more frequently on a couple topics I don't normally post about. Now there's a reason for this and it isn't important for me to go into all that's behind this, but for now, here's a little insight:

The first topic is GAMING. I'm talkin' gamblin' here. I was in the business of gaming, or around it, for nearly 25 years. The issue is near the top in the chambers of the California Legislature. These geniuses--the criminal class--here in River City will be trying to convince the voting public to "OK" turning this once beautiful, productive and very significant state into a casino. Well, I've been around this business for a long, long time. I have an opinion about this and will be posting about it here. If that's not to your liking, just come back another day and quite possibly I'll have something of my own or a linked piece for you to enjoy. Just remember, though, gaming is coming to your state soon... if it isn't already there. Not a good thing.

The second topic is MY HEALTH. Most of you know that my health problem back in '07 was diagnosed as a rare form of leukemia(CML). Long story short--I was approved for a BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT not long ago and I will be chronicling it on this blog. This little procedure will have me in the University of California Davis Cancer Center for a month, maybe longer. Here's my plan for the time I'm in the hospital:

They have WiFi. A plus for what I'm planning. I would like to track the process from beginning to end, using my words and video. Now I will be in bad shape during the procedure. Also, I will be in an isolation room. The first week starts off with liberal doses of a chemotherapy cocktail, which will bring my immune system down to nearly non-functioning. Then I get the bone marrow transplant, and that's where the real fun begins. Well, I will be feeling rather poorly at this point. That is, if I even survive the process.

My intentions are to write about the process and to do a short video of me talking about it. A couple things here: One, this is good for me since I won't be without something to do, a goal to keep me occupied. Two, others with similar conditions, or one of their loved ones, can get a peek into what this transplant process entails. Three, outside of my birth, this will be the single most important event in my life... or death. I want to keep a record of it with the hope that maybe someone else will benefit from my presentation. I hope I can grind it out on those days when I'm doing badly. I'll just have to see what I'm made of, I suppose.

And, of course, if you didn't stop by TWD's to see and hear about my illness, I certainly understand that. Not fun being sick, and I'm sure it's not much more fun reading about it, either. If you do click off, just remember to stop by on another day. I'll be doing the other newsy items, plus The Andrea Shea King Show, so things won't be changin' that much. Just a little addition here and there.

Thanks and good luck to me!!


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Monday, April 09, 2012

Oh, He is the Won

For clearer text, just click on pic. Sorry about that but what they've written about this fraud is well worth the click.

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter 2012

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Friday, April 06, 2012


The Masters has long been my favorite sporting event of the year. The post below this one will give you a feel for what happened at the '86 Masters, but rest assured, the entire Sunday showdown revolved around one man... an unlikely man--Jack Nicklaus.

Below is Nicklaus as he continued his historic charge on Sunday, sending the tailors scurrying for a green jacket in Nicklaus' size, just in case. The hole is the par three #16... son Jackie is on the bag:

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Thursday, April 05, 2012


The Masters tournament at August National Golf Club began today. In 1986, something happened at The Masters that wasn't supposed to happen or even be possible. But when you're name is Jack Nicklaus, history is always nearby. This video highlights the magic of that Sunday in 1986. A Sunday performance that won't likely ever be witnessed again:

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Monday, April 02, 2012


Good afternoon friends and family. This is an update of my medical situation.

Last Saturday morning (4am) I became ill with a fever and flu-like symptoms. Sometimes with leukemia I'll get hot flashes that recede shortly after they begin, but this wasn't one of those times. It was "go time." I went to the hospital, was admitted and stayed until Monday afternoon.

Months ago, as part of my leukemia treatment, my medical team installed in my arm a device called a pik line. Not sure how it's spelled but it boils down to an IV line in your arm that stays in place for up to a year. The line allows medical staff to take blood for testing and administering medicines/fluids as well. No needles involved as leukemia treatment involves lots of antibiotics that cause veins to be harder to find for that technician looking to take more of my blood, so the pik line solves that problem.

Well, sometimes the pik line comes with problems. This one did. Whatever the reason, this line caused me to develop a couple blood clots in the deep vein between my elbow and shoulder area, causing my arm to begin swelling, turning red, becoming warm with the arm seeming tight to the touch.

An ultra sound confirmed the clots, treatment was prescribed, improvements were immediate and out the door I went. Hospitals are full of sick people and I don't care to be in them. But with leukemia, I know I will be in them more and more as time goes on. I'll be going in for about a month, maybe longer, in the near future for a bone marrow transplant. If this little process doesn't kill me, I will certainly survive leukemia, setting a new world record.

Btw, the treatment for the clots, is I get to give myself a shot twice a day in the tummy area, possibly for up to six months. This, I'm convinced, is God's way of getting my attention for my wicked ways in the past. Message received, loud and clear!

So I've been home for a few days, feeling very good and ready to continue the process of kicking a Marxist out of OUR White House. Anyone with me?

Later, and thanks for all the Well Wishes. Most appreciated.


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