Potty-mouthed princesses?

October 22, 2014

We will forewarn you that today’s post will have
offensive material in it. Because of the subject
matter that can’t be helped. If dropping the
f-bomb offends don’t watch the video.

I was offended by the video and believe people
involved should be in jail. Here’s what happened.
Opening a newsletter I was greeted with the
headline “Potty-Mothed Princesses Drop F-Bombs
for Feminism”.

This video should upset you. Unless you believe
young girls should be allowed to use gutter

Turned out said princesses were between the ages
of 6 and 13. The video also features a 12-year-
boy wearing a pink gown saying “When you tell boys
not to ‘act like girls’ it’s because you think it
is bad to be a girl.”

What! Then to claim it is a pro-feminism video
only adds fuel to the fire. This begs the question,
how far does our freedom of speech go?

To have a 6-year-old girl say that pay inequality
is more offensive than the word f*** is not my idea
of freedom of speech. It is child abuse.

Comments are always welcome.

Almost time

October 21, 2014


Election day is drawing closer and it is time to
talk about that. Voting is a right and being
uninformed is no excuse. When we vote here again
in Davenport we will also vote to retain the 7th
District judges. These are listed on the back of
the ballot so please be sure to turn it over.

We don’t know about others but we will vote no for
Judge Christine Dalton Ploof who felt it
necessary to sentence
Pachino Hill to church
instead of prison after
60+ arrests. We voted no last time and will do so

As for the candidates, we will again say to vote
your beliefs. The race for Congress in District 2
we have David Loebsack (D) against Dr. Mariannette
Miller-Meeks (R). We know Loebsack voted for
Obamacare and that he favors a cap and trade carbon
tax. Miller-Meeks wants to repeal Obamacare, end
abortion on demand, and no carbon tax.

In the Senate, incumbent Bruce Braley (R) is being
challenged by Joni Ernst (R). Braley voted for
Obamacare, wants abortion on demand, doesn’t think
businesses should have religious freedom, is
against the Keystone pipeline and for a Cap and
Trade Carbon tax.

Ernst wants to repeal Obamacare, a balanced budget
amendment, no abortion on demand, does want the
religious freedom for business and the Keystone
pipeline. She doesn’t want any cuts to Medicare,
the Cap and Trade Carbon tax and is against same
sex marriage.

These thoughts on policy seem to run according to
political party and that holds true with the race
for Governor. Incumbent Terry Branstad (R) is for
repealing Obamacare and religious freedom for
business, against same-sex marriage and abortion on

Challenger Jack Hatch (D) favors same-sex marriage
and abortion on demand and doesn’t want Obamacare
repealed or religious freedom for business.

There are the candidates, it will be your choice
on election day. Vote for who you feel will be the
best for the job. If you don’t know you can go
here for more information.

Comments are always welcome.

Of flags and red lights

October 20, 2014

In a recent post we mentioned the flag folding
ceremony done at military funerals and the
significance of the first three folds. Here is a
video that explains all the folds.

And after the flag is completely folded and
tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked
hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served
under General George Washington and the sailors
and marines who served under Captain John Paul
Jones who were followed by their comrades and
shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States,
preserving for us the rights, privileges, and
freedoms we enjoy today.

If you watched the video you now know that the
flag folding ceremony is much more than most
believe. It honors the veteran, bravery, mothers,
fathers, women, our faith, our flag, and even our

On a lighter note, around our part of Iowa we have
red light cameras and speed cameras which were
placed in various locations in our city. We were
told they were for safety and the infraction didn’t
get sent on to state to go against our license.

But after a friend sent a video about the dancing
traffic light I thought this might be a better
solution to the traffic problem.

Finally, we found a video about a camper from
Practical Motorhome. Based on a VW van, and not
available here yet, this van really is a home on

And that’s what we found interesting today. Have
a good one.
Comments are always welcome

Sunday sermon

October 18, 2014

We have done some faith based jokes in the past
and thought we’d shake things up this week and do
something different.

We first watched the “One Minute Sermon” close to
four years ago and it still inspires us and makes
us laugh. It is actually just a little over a
minute and a half, but the lady says more in that
short time than some preachers say all Sunday.

If you claim you can’t make services because of
time involved, that you sleep in, or that you can’t
leave your home, worry no more. Enjoy the One
Minute Sermon.

Comments are always welcome.

The letter

October 18, 2014


Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver from Kent, Ohio
posted a letter on Facebook yesterday concerning the
handling of Ebola. Here is what he said:

Dear Centers of Disease Control,

Well…I might as well join the crowd, I guess. I am
not a doctor nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express
last night. Since everyone in the government and
press is firing up all of our friends over the Ebola
cases, I thought that a small town police chief
without a medical degree would offer some leadership
to your organization. Heaven forbid someone in the
government takes a leadership role. Gasp!

By the very name of your organization, you folks
control diseases. I have to ask a question, and risk
sounding argumentative. Here it goes.

You all REALLY could not isolate and control ONE case
of Ebola? It was ONE case on U.S. soil. One!! You are
the Centers for Disease CONTROL!!! Now, local
authorities are being deluged with calls and have to
do your work. That is just fine. We are accustomed to
it. It is typical federal behavior. Pass the problem
downwards, refuse blame and take credit. I have seen
it hundreds of times in my career. No worries. I will
offer some facts for the public, as if it were my job.

Ebola is a disease named for the Ebola River in Africa.
One of the early cases was near the river. It is
transmitted through contact with the body fluids of an
infected person or animal. In an illness situation,
since there is not usually a lot of smooching going on,
we will say do not touch the regurgitation , feces or
blood of one who has the disease.

Outbreaks occur every so often and the disease has
killed a somewhere around 4,000 people since the
discovery in the mid 1970s. As a comparison, about 2,100
people have died from lightning strikes during the same
time period. People doing their own home electric work
accounted for 5,240 deaths in that period. Animals have
killed approximately 9,320 people since the mid 1970s.
So, while I have a healthy respect for death, I am more
likely to be killed by an elephant or reticulated python
than Ebola. Nevertheless, the constant barrage of Ebola
information and your inability to control ONE CASE of
this illness has everyone on edge.

Here is my plan for stopping this nonsense. Use what you

1) Stop flying people here from infected countries. It
sounds simple to me. Oh…LIberia to Dallas flight?

2) Isolate the cases you have and listen to your nurses.
They are the folks who work most closely with patients.
The doctors spend about five seconds with a patient.
They sashay in, look around and then leave. It is an
expensive runway walk, believe me. Nurses are the police
officers of the Ebola world. You all are the congressmen.

3) Stop changing the story. The American people are
suspicious by nature, because we have a 200+ year history
of the government lying and engaging in cover up. You
made that culture, so you have to live with it. Tell us
the truth and stop changing the story. The truth is the
truth. It is non-negotiable.

Carry on….Chief Oliver.
Comments are always welcome.

Everything from burgers to electric paint

October 16, 2014

Racing has been around as long as someone had
something to race. It probably started on foot,
then camels, horses, and finally cars. Here is a
look at drag racing in 1968 at Houston
International Speedway.

Remember light up paint? Here is a video from
Darkside Scientific. The paint is called LumiLor
and Darkside claims it is a great way for drivers
of electric vehicles to bring even more attention
to themselves. What they don’t say is why they
would want to.

Changing gears, if you aren’t doing anything this
Saturday, why not stop at a Red Robin for a burger?
Local law enforcement officers will be “celebrity”
servers for lunch and dinner. Proceeds go to a
good cause.


And finally have you ever thought about how those
in car sales really feel? Well here is a video by
Chris Adams called “The Universe Made Car Sales

The weekend is almost here so have a good one and
keep the shiny side up.
Comments are always welcome.

Interesting subjects

October 15, 2014

We like things that get us thinking and new
inventions that seem amazing to us. So we’ll share
some with you.

We’ve been following the development of the
drehplattentur (flip panel door) for a few years
now and though not available yet we really like
this version. The video is only 34 seconds long
but if you’re like us you’ll watch it several

Do you weld, grind, heat parts, sweat copper pipe,
or work with other heat sources. Then you probably
know something about fire safety and have a fire
extinguisher or two around. Fire Service Plus now
sells FireAde. An environmentally friendly foam
that can be cleaned up with water.

Have a cold spot in your house and would like to
warm it up? You could always make a solar heater
out of tin cans and odds and ends. For around $50
you can keep your toes toasty all winter.

Not really brand spanking new, but interesting, is
the nuclear-powered, ballistic missile submarine.
For those who think submarines in general are new
we offer this tidbit; the Navy accepted its first
submarine in 1900.

Older still is an article we found in the Onion
from March 21, 2011. It is not politically correct,
and will upset some, but since it mentions our
little city on the river we’ll share it.

The article is titled Town of Davenport, Iowa
Descends Into Hell Following Gay Marriage Ceremony.

And finally, a Budweiser commercial.

That’s what we found interesting and hope that you
did too. Until next time…
Comments are always welcome.


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