Since Feb 29, 2000
I am an Anti-government Gunslinger, also known as a libertarian conservative or Tea Partier. I believe in smaller government, states rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, Im from the government and Im here to help.
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Proudly and happily Freeping since 1998.
I joined FreeRepublic on April 2,1998 and happily Freeped for 2 years as Dannybob. After a couple of years of Freeping I reformatted the hard drive on my home pc and when I tried to open Free Republic I had to enter my user name and password to log in. Guess what? I had no idea what my password ever was so I had no choice but to re-register as pgkdan...I was sick of 'Dannybob' any way.
So who is pgkdan? I'm a 57 year old fat guy happily married for 30 years to a beautiful southern belle. My dear wife succumbed to cancer in 2014 so I find myself in a position I never in a million years thought I'd be in. I always took for granted that Janet and I would be together throughout our old age, but it seems I'll go into my old age as her widower. I miss her more than words can say.I'm Christian, conservative and I was once a proud patriotic American. I'm still devoted to the American ideal and as such still am a patriot but I can not say I'm proud of what America has become. I can't be proud of a nation that would elect obama twice. I can't be proud of a nation that is allowing militant Anti-American sodomists destroy the traditional, Godly underpinnings that have supported this nation since it's founding. I can and do paray that America finds it's way again but every day we allow America to drift further from the Providence that founded her and sustained her.
The pgk part of my screen name comes from the Knights of Columbus. I'm Past Grand Knight of St. Benedict's Council 9056 in Virginia Beach, VA. I used pgkdan in my very first email address and it stuck.
I can be a little pugnacious at times but usually feel bad about it later. I guess you might call me a hot head when my buttons are pushed. Don't attack my Church, My country or my Party and we'll get along fine!
I'm also a happy cancer survivor. I have had my left kidney removed due to Renal Cell Carcinoma but am currently stable and happy to be so!
Ok, so now you know who I am. I'm pleased to make your aquaintance and hope to be Freeping for a long, long time!
I've posted several requests for prayer for my dear wife who has been diagnosed with stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma, which is bile duct cancer. Her prognosis is grim and even with the chemotherapy she's currently enduring the Dr's have told us that we should be prepared for her to live only 6-12 months. Her managing oncologist has told us that he's seen very good response to the regemin she's on and several patients who were thought to have only months left have survived for several years. We've put it in God's hands...where everything rests anyway...and will take what comes as a manifestation of God's divine will. I will hate to lose this precious woman and will in the meantime devote myself to her completely.
The following Freepers have offered prayers and I'm keeping them in my prayers as well. I'm listing them so I'll have a list to update from.
Dr. Bogus Pachysandra;
stars & stripes forever;
Sweet Hour of Prayer;
old and tired;
If You Want It Fixed - Fix It;
Stand Watch Listen;