It’s lying time again…

August 21, 2014

The elections are going to be the focus of the
drive by media for some time, and remembering
campaigns past we have a few comments.

intel

In past elections it had been stated by some
democrat candidates that the ‘Republicans want to
put you back in chains.” Too bad said candidates
couldn’t run on their accomplishments or know the
history of their party.

In 1854, Democrats passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act
which overturned the Missouri Compromise and
allowed importation of slaves to the territories.

Or do they know that blacks founded the Texas
Republican Party? On the 4th of July in 1867,
150 blacks and 20 whites founded said party.

The Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment
was passed in 1865 with 100% Republican support and
23% Democrat. You may remember it abolished
slavery.

But the Democrats are all for civil rights, right?
Not in 1868 when no one voted for the 14th
Amendment giving full civil rights to all freed
slaves. It did pass with 94% Republican support.

Then we have all the shouting about how voter
identification is racist, the Democrats don’t like
the idea. But that is nothing new. They opine it
would restrict some voters.Remember the 15th
Amendment?

The one about the right to vote for all. When
passed it had 100% Republican support and miniscule
Democrat support.

We’re sure that Obamacare will play into some
campaign ads. Care to take a guess how the voting
went on this dud?

Obamacare was passed was passed with 0% Republican
support and 86% Democrat support. And we will not
call it the Affordable Care Act.

The candidates will be sure to bring up climate change,
green energy, and gun control. On the later, Samuel
Adams once said “The Constitution shall never be
construed to prevent the people of the United States
who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

Listen to what is said, separate the truth from the bull,
and vote accordingly.

Some of the information can be found here.

Comments are always welcome.


A smart gun

August 20, 2014

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We just heard of new technology that is going to
have gun hating liberals defecating bricks. These
precision guided firearm systems are priced
starting at around $10,000.

But their claims are hard to ignore. Watch the
video and see for yourself.

The system was developed by military experts and
engineers to virtually eliminate shooter error.
Claim is the Tag-Track-Xact system more than
doubles the proficiency of a skilled shooter.

There is limited availability is extremely limited
for this year, but if you need to know more go
here.

Texas based TrackingPoint created the first smart
rifles which uses jet fighter lock and launch
technology enabling anyone to engage targets at
extreme ranges.

This fits into our definition of gun control-
don’t miss!
Comments are always welcome.


Who killed him?

August 19, 2014

Did you ever read something and your mind got to
wandering until you just have to find out more
about what started the process? Well I did.

Things started simple enough with the mention of
helpful kitchen hints. At some point it turned
into a kitchen where the Kool-Aid smiling pitcher
guy was murdered. And that got me wondering…

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I know that Kool-Aid was around when I was growing
up. The non-sweetened version that came in paper
envelopes and were 10 for a dollar. Just add sugar,
water, and ice. But where did it all begin?

Turns out that it all started in Hastings,
Nebraska with a man called Edwin Perkins. After he
graduated from high school, he published a weekly
newspaper, did printing jobs, was postmaster, and
set up a mail order business called Perkins
Products Co.

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Kool-Aid started out as a liquid concentrate
called ‘Fruit Smack’. It came in 6 flavors, in 4
ounce bottles, and was affordable. The problem came
with said bottles which were heavy thus expensive
to ship, and the cork stoppers would leak.

In 1927 he developed a process to remove the
liquid and turn it into powder to be packaged into
envelopes. He called this product Kool-Ade, but
later changed it to Kool-Aid.

kool-ade

It sold for a dime a packet with a limited market.
The goal was to ship the product nationwide. By
1931 demand for Kool-Aid was so strong he dropped
all other products, moved production to Chicago,
and the rest is history.

During the Great Depression the price was dropped
to a nickel a package so most families could still
afford it. By 1950 there were 300 production
workers producing 1 million packets of Kool-Aid a
day!

He sold Kool-Aid to General Mills in 1953 and just
a year later we saw the smiley face pitcher in the
ads. Now there are liquid concentrate versions and
  pre-sweetened powders.

Oh yeah, the dead Kool-Aid smiley pitcher guy. We
haven’t heard any more about his murder but believe
the little old lady who lived in a shoe killed him
with her shoelaces.
Comments are always welcome.


Did you wonder?

August 18, 2014

I sure miss the country I grew up in, and no I
didn’t move. At some point our country has changed
into something unrecognizable.

mchenry

202 years ago last week Fort McHenry was attacked
by the British during the War of 1812. 19 ships
and 5,000 men fired around 1,800 cannon rounds at
the fort.

British forces also attacked by land after their
successful campaign against Washington, D.C.

1,000 men defended the fort, but when the smoke
cleared the following day old glory still fluttered
in the breeze.

The aftermath saw 4 dead and 24 wounded in Fort
McHenry, the British had 330 killed, wounded, or
captured and America’s pride was restored. Oh yeah,
it’s also said this battle inspired Francis Scott
Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner”.

But were there parades or headlines about the
anniversary? We saw none. Instead we heard about
Obama cutting his vacation short, the Obama press
conference about Iraq and the problems in Missouri,
about Al Sharpton heading there, and news of
someone crossing our southern border dressed as
Osama Bin Laden.

Nothing about the battle in Boston that some say
was the turning point of the war. So now we present
two versions our anthem. The first is historically
inaccurate, but moving; and the second has verses
you may not have heard but are part of the anthem.

All 4 verses of the Star Spangled Banner can be
found here.

When we, as a nation, don’t acknowledge important
events such as these how can we expect others to
take our patriotism seriously?
Comments are always welcome.


A tribute

August 18, 2014

The Henry Gregor Felsen Tribute Car Show will be
held Sunday, September 21st, at the Historic Valley
Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa starting at 9 am.

hot_rod

The words that Felsen wrote painted a picture in
my mind at an early age that hasn’t diminished with
the passage of time. I read his entire rodding
series.  That series alone sold over 8 million copies.

Hot Rod, Street Rod, Crash Club, Boy Gets Car,
Here is Your Hobby: Car Customizing, A Teen-Ager’s
First Car, Living With Your First Motorcycle, and
others got my mind out of class while my body had
to stay.

We’re sure there are many of our generation who
remember these books, the life lessons that the
author placed in them, and the author. I know we
do.
Comments are always welcome.


Irish blessings

August 17, 2014

laff

As mentioned, the kids are on their way back to
Idaho. While watching TV before the wife left for
work an actor playing an Irish cop said ‘May the
road rise up to meet you’ and that reminded me of
the old Irish blessing-

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we
meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His
hand.”

While there are many Irish blessings, curses and
sayings, the one above is a favorite. As parents
we worry about our children on the road and as
adults who know so many things can go wrong we
worry.

But, we all know worry is a wasted action as it
does nobody any good and whatever happens will
happen. So we’ll end with another Irish blessing.

May neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

Comments are always welcome.


An update

August 16, 2014

al

We admit to getting a bit lax with our posting of
late but it was not without reason. Our son and
daughter-in-law have been in town and we haven’t
seen them in a while.

One thing we noticed, but haven’t commented on,
is the events in Missouri that seem to trend from
tragic to the macabre. It is always tragic to
someone when a loved one is killed but we cannot
understand what drives people to destroy their own
neighborhood after the fact.

We have watched this behavior unfold after
shootings like this or even something as mundane as
the home team winning/losing the big game. Since
the desire to loot neighborhood businesses, destroy
property, terrorize neighbors, and act like
brainless thugs isn’t even on our to do list we
just don’t get it.

Then when one the likes of Al Sharpton to the mix
it gets crazier. Although this time it looks like
Sharpton’s race baiting back fired on him.

It is actions such as these that divide our
country, raise the level of tension, and take
peoples minds off the real issues of the day.

We will soon resume our regular posting, thank
you for your patience.
Comments are always welcome.


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