Hello everyone in the NoisyRoom universe and thank you for reading my articles over this past week from a first time article writer. I have not done this much writing since doing homework in high school in the pre-laptop era. I want to tell you my story tonight and tell you where I am coming from and where I stand.
My name is Gerald Loeffers. I am 40 years old and have never been married (besides, I am too much of a pain in the ass anyway). I was born in Fresno, California, but moved to a smaller town called Merced where I lived until 1995. My parents are still there, as well as my brother and sister. I came from a converted Mormon household and both of my parents have some issues which I will not go into. But it made for some weird times as a kid. We were on welfare, food stamps and other handout programs over the years and for some reason the school system thought I needed a shrink, Special Ed and Ritalin (if your kid’s teacher tells you to put your kid on this crap, slap him and home school instead). All of these special education programs are a waste of time. My parents really did not have well-grounded political beliefs… They just voted for whoever sounded nice and my mother rebeled against believing that the Communists were after us (now, with new historical proof that grandma and grandpa were right).
How I came to being a conservative: well it’s simple. I blame my parents. After high school, I had no idea what to do with myself and got a job at Yosemite National Park. One day, I went to visit my parents. I was up late and they wanted to introduce me to a late night TV host guy, who at first they thought was just being entertaining (boy, did they regret thinking that 20 years later). It was some guy from a radio station in Sacramento with the funny name of Rush Limbaugh. The more I listened and watched him, the more he made sense and I too rebelled against my parents and registered as a Republican. At this time as well, I was getting into guns, but my parents had not owned any for a long time or trained me on any, so I wound up self-teaching myself for the most part.
So, after a few years on the road and 3 national parks later, I ended up in Missoula, Montana. I worked at an old cowboy bar/diner called the Oxford, a radio station for a short time, a couple of car washes and other small jobs. I was even a member of the local Pachyderm Club there. Then being homeless, moved to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho on a whim. There by accident, on the radio one day, I discovered Glenn Beck talking about his adoption of Raphe as a baby. This was 6 years ago and I have changed my views. I am not a down-the-line Republican, but a Conservative Libertarian for the most part. I do not agree with the whole legalize drugs and hookers part, yuck. For over 2 years, I have been reading and researching a lot of history (including forgotten history), politics, the founding fathers, classics like Ayn Rand, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, F.A. Hayek, Cicero, Ludwig von Mises and I have been collecting and keeping all of my research on a flash drive that has nearly 4,000 files on it.
Things that I enjoy doing… I am a gun collector, love to shoot, like to pass on what I have learned, love Italian food, love watching Sons of Guns, American Guns, Top Shot, Dirty Jobs and Myth Busters. My favorite youtube channels are NUTNFANCY, HICKOK45, SOOTCH00, THEARMORYCHANNEL and FATEOFDESTINEE.
I work at a back office job at the Coeur d’ Alene Casino. I’ve been there for 4 years. It’s a good job.
So, there you go… Now you know more about me. I hope to keep bringing you more articles and I want to thank Terresa Monroe-Hamilton for cleaning up my mistakes in my writing and for withstanding my way-to-early AM e-mails and article entries. Thanks sweetheart.
Gerald E. Loeffers Jr. 2/21/2012
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