The renevation

September 21, 2014


Due to recent events I have taken up a new hobby.
In my never ending quest to open my mouth and
insert my foot I have reached a new plateau. Thus
the hobby.

There may even be some extra cash in it once the
bugs are worked out. I started looking into how
to remodel a dog house to comfortably sleep one
male adult. They just don’t make mattresses that

I will readily admit that the reason I was banished
to said dog house was entirely my fault. Almost.
In my defense, if the wife hadn’t been in the
kitchen at the same time as I, it would not
have happened either.

As I walked into the kitchen she was talking on
the phone and said that our son would be 26 soon.
I guess a funny look stuck onto my face because I
got the look and a “what?”

Not being one to shy away from a problem I looked
her in the eye and said “I was only 13 when he was
born?” This did not set well with the wife as she
said our son being 26 made her feel old.

Not one to quit I added she should have pity on
me approaching 40. Lights have been added to the
dog house and the walls got a fresh coat of paint.
I’m working on the plumbing tomorrow.

Guess I’m just a wreck waiting to happen.
Comments are always welcome.

Sunday snicker

September 20, 2014


At the pearly gates again, a taxi driver and
minister are waiting in line. St. Peter consults
his list and says to the taxi driver, “Take this
silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom
of Heaven.”

St. Peter next greets the minister saying,
“Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter
the Kingdom of Heaven.”

“Just a minute,” says the minister. “That
man was a taxi driver, and he gets a silken robe
and golden staff while I get a cotton robe and
wooden staff. How can this be?”

“Up here, we work by results,” says St. Peter.
“While you preached, people slept; while he drove,
people prayed.”
Comments are always welcome.

A little update

September 20, 2014

This week has gone well at the Cruiser household.
The family and our friends are healthy, there have
been no major malfunctions, and even with the
increase in our property taxes we could afford to
get groceries.

It also looks like I will be rich beyond my
wildest dreams soon. Emails have alerted me that I
have won a lottery in the United Kingdom AND in

And we have seen some things that just amaze us
So we’ll share a few. We’re not much on mini-vans,
but this one looks so awesome it might change our

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for tractor
videos but I had to watch this one twice! A twin
turbo diesel drag tractor is not something one sees

When I look at where tow truck technology has gone
since I drove one in the 70s I have to wonder where
it will end.

We have all, at some point in our lives, had a
peek at the future. World’s Fairs, Theme Parks and
even magazines have given their interpretation of
what our future would be. Like the 1962 Seattle
World’s Fair did.

Have you ever watched a commercial on TV and try
to remember what the song it is that’s playing?
We did.

Yup, it’s been a great week. Enjoy your weekend.
Comments are always welcome.

Please think about it

September 18, 2014

We have a favor to ask of you. It won’t cost you
a dime, it will only take a minute of your time,
and you don’t have to go anywhere to do it.


On September 16, 2014 at 8:12 a.m. Maj. Michael M.
Donahue, Steve Byus, and a member of the Polish
military were killed when a Taliban suicide car
bomber attacked their motorcade in Afghanistan.

The body of Steven Byus was returned home at
Dover Air Force Base last night and his wife,
children, and father were there for a dignified
transfer to send him on to Ohio for burial.

Just this past Monday the couple celebrated their
12th wedding anniversary, the children are 9 year
old Alexandria and 6 year old Jacob, and Byus was
a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

So our favor is to ask you for a moment of
silence for their loss and for all who gave the
ultimate sacrifice. Do it at 8:12 am, or 10 pm, or
choose your own time.

We know it won’t help the families but also feel
it couldn’t hurt. If you wish to learn more about
the story go to The Jackson County Daily.

We thank you considering this even if you don’t
observe the moment of silence.
Comments are always welcome.

We’ve gone insane

September 17, 2014


One of our Aldermen came under fire for carrying
concealed at meetings. He has a permit, he has
a weapon, he wishes to carry.

We support Aldermen Edmond, and the others, who
choose to carry concealed. Some may not like it
but it is a right. One would think the Civil Rights
Commission might have better things to do than to
try and ban people from their meetings just because
they choose to exercise their rights.

It is called concealed carry for a reason. The gun
isn’t in a fancy holster on the hip, it is hidden.
This is another non-issue that will have those who
hate guns flapping their gums for a while.

Then there is the fact that the person involved is
a member of our City Council. I’ve met Bill a few
times and he didn’t strike me as the type who would
be a danger to others unless they were a danger to
himself or his family. He is far from alone in that

So we have a city law that can’t be enforced
because a state law says so and a group of people
who don’t like something that is legal.

And what is it with this recent trend of schools
telling active duty military personnel that they
can’t enter said school because someone might be
offended by the uniform? Who is this mysterious
someone and why do they have more rights than those
who keep us free?
Comments are always welcome.

It has already been discussed

September 16, 2014


Thomas Jefferson is often mistakenly cited as
saying “If people let the government decide what
foods they eat and the medicines they take, their
bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the
souls who live under tyranny.”

He did write on the subject of natural law and
common law. Our founding fathers believed we had a
freedom to do as we wished with bodies and souls as
long as it did no harm to others and that we could
think and do as we please.

Jefferson wrote of the governmental violation of
our national rights by the creation of political
law. Political laws have nothing to do with doing
harm. Today think driver’s, fishing or hunting
licenses. If you are caught without a license you
could be arrested and jailed even though you can
safely drive, fish, or hunt.

Jefferson’s actual quote is as follows: “The
error seems not sufficiently eradicated, that the
operations of the mind, as well as the acts of the
body, are subject to the coercion of the laws. But
our rulers can have authority over such natural
rights only as we have submitted to them. The
rights of conscience we never submitted, we could
not submit. We are answerable for them to our God.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such
acts only as are injurious to others… Was the
government to prescribe to us our medicine and
diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our
souls are now. Thus in France the emetic was once
forbidden as medicine, and the potatoe as an
article of food.”

Another signer of the Constitution agreed. Dr.
Benjamin Rush said “Unless we put medical freedom
into the Constitution, the time will come when
medicine will organize into an undercover
dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one
class of Men and deny equal privileges to others;
the Constitution of the Republic should make a
Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as
religious freedom.”

So this discussion of medical care goes back a lot
further than some believe. It causes us to wonder
how our life would be different today if this other
freedom would have been in the Constitution.
Comments are always welcome.

More random thoughts

September 15, 2014

Out of the twisted wreckage of a troubled mind
comes these thoughts from the mouths of others.
Yes, another installment of worthless trivia,
long forgotten quotes, and useless facts.

Did you know that in the wild west cowboys and
others had sayings engraved on their firearms? One
we hear was very popular is the following:
Fear no man of any size,
call on me and I’ll equalize.

For my handling of the situation of Tombstone, I
have no regrets. Were it to be done again, I would
do it exactly as I did at the time.
~Wyatt Earp

Success is to be measured not so much by the
position that one has reached in life, as by the
obstacles which he has overcome.
~Booker T. Washington

They say I killed six or seven men for snoring. It
ain’t true. I only killed one man for snoring.
~John Wesley Hardin

A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage
personal responsibility and discourage self-
destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who
live irresponsibly and make poor choices.
~Dr. Ben Carson

The issue today is the same as it has been
throughout all history, whether man shall be
allowed to govern himself or be ruled by the
small elite.
~Thomas Jefferson

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy
of growth.
~John F. Kennedy

Comments are always welcome.


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