Mourning A Friend

thankyou_donThis week is a week of mourning. Don Pace, the founder of this website and author of many articles here has passed on to God’s hands. We also want to send our prayers out to Jay’, his widow, and her family. Don was a hero to many people he helped in the darkness of addiction and alcoholism. I am one of those he helped. Through his patience, kindness, and understanding he listened to my darkness of soul and showed me that all things will pass,… even the immeasurable suffering of the soul. I unloaded my deepest, darkest secrets upon him and he laughed at me saying that I wasn’t good at being bad. Then he shared part of his own past darkness with me to show me the light of God is within the reach of all that want it. My recovery began in earnest because of God’s love through Don. I can never repay my debt to him. He simply told me to help others,… to give away all that was given to me because it is the paradox of giving that we receive. Thank you Don!

Don Pace, or “Spankin’ Don” as Jamie Allman (FM 97.1 Talk Radio Show Host) liked to call him, was also a decorated Vietnam veteran. He was in the US Navy Construction Battalions. Of his numerous medals he was awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Don was a constitutional conservative who believed in the rights of all people to be happy, joyous, and free. He believed we should all be able to excel in our work without discrimination. He believed we should all be able to vote however we saw fit without the biases we obviously can see everywhere. He believed political correctness was a dysfunction, and a polite way to cover ones ass. He was a straight shooter and would tell you the truth if you had the balls to hear it. Don Pace was my friend, and I’ll never forget him.

I don’t know what will happen to this website now but until directed otherwise I will continue to carry the torch of conservative action through articles and outcries about our completely dysfunctional legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government as well as our wholly biased bureaus of law enforcement. It’s the way Don would have wanted it. He projected his outrage at our government’s complete lack of common sense by starting this website. I will speak to Jay’, and maybe she will take it over and write for it. It would be a welcome addition if she would like to,… we’ll see.

Until next week, God bless you all and let’s move on with the mission, that’s what Don would wanted!

Boats

NEWS: I HAVE TALKED TO JANE (DON’S WIDOW) AND SHE DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS, OR THIS WEBSITE. SHE HAS EXPRESSED TO ME THAT SHE DOES NOT CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO IT. SHE DOES NOT LIKE IT. SHE SAID TO “GIVE IT AWAY, OR GET RID OF IT HOW EVER YOU WANT TO.” I REPLIED THAT I WOULD TALK TO HER ABOUT IT AGAIN IN A MONTH TO SEE IF SHE HAS CHANGED HER MIND. 

Since I don’t get a lot of replies, comments, or desires to post anything from our audience I will likely dismantle this site in a month and keep the articles, images, and commentaries for an archive. I went to Don’s viewing at the funeral home and he looked better than ever! Really! On a sad note all of his military decorations were upside down, and the obituary was shallower than any I have ever read. Many of the people he helped were there, but some were not. Bottom line: I was disappointed in the way he was disrespected by his family and several friends, including his widow and her family, and I stand by my assessment. People have become so damn apathetic about life in general and it is shameful. Don was a good man with stellar character. A true straight shooter, and he would want me to be the same about him. That’s why I’m telling it like it is.

Boats

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