One sick dude

May 31, 2011

Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. You know how it
goes, get all your ducks in a row, one goes missing, and
plans change. So it is with this post.

While perusing the latest edition of the QC Times, we ran
accross a story in the Nation/World section that had us
shaking our heads in disbelief. We hadn’t heard of Dr. Earl
B. Bradley before but will certainly remember the name now.

It seems Dr. Bradley could be the world’s most prolific
serial pedophile in history. He faces 529 counts of rape
and related charges on children and babies. Police have
video of this monster having sex with a three-month-old
baby!

This had been going on for some time and has grown to
include 3 dozen lawsuits, more than 103 victims, and the
videos. The death penalty is too good for this guy, and
the 5 doctors who were sued for negligence for not turning
him in are almost as bad.

We admit to having several questions about this. Did
parents leave the doctor alone with their babies for an
examination? How could members of the medical staff NOT
have a idea that something funny was going on?

Our only comfort in this story is that after a speedy
trial by a judge Dr. Bradley would be sent to prison and
put in with the genral population. We feel other inmates
would like the chance to show him the error of his ways
and help him find his God.
Comments are always welcome.


They cannot be forgotten

May 30, 2011

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
by John McCrae


Memorial day

May 28, 2011

Memorial day is a federal holiday in the U.S.A., observed on the
last monday in May. Formally known as Decoration day, it was first
enacted to honor those who lost their lives fighting the Civil
War. Many visit the graves of loved ones whether they were
veterans or not, and the Indianapolis 500 is held.

School usually lets out for the year and Memorial day is often
considered the beginning of summer. There are cookouts and
picnics, while some even go shopping for deals on the holiday.

If you have a flag and haven’t put it up for a while, now
would be a good time to do it. We hope to see a lot of flags
on Monday. All gave some, some gave all.

Heavenly Father, hold our troops in Your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their
families for the selfless acts they perform for us in
this our time of need. These things I humbly ask in the
name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior,
Amen.

Comments are always welcome.


Killing time

May 27, 2011

If you don’t have much to do we can have some fun
saying silly sentences to try to trip our toungue.
Here are some tongue twisters to keep us amused.

She sells sea shells by the sea shore.

Randy wondered why Willie really wasn’t well.

Cheryl say Cher’s sheer shawl Sunday.

Sam saw six shiny silver spoons.

Does the wristwatch shop shut soon?

Six shiny snails sighed sadly.

Giddy gophers greedily gobble gooey goodies.

Sheep shouldn’t sleep in shacks.

Stick a sticker where its sticky where a sticker
once was stuck.

How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled
the throne throughout Thursday.

Seth at Sainsbury’s sells thick socks.

Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and
sticks.

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you
wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish
you wish to wish.

Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.

Four furious friends fought for the phone.

I stood sadly on the silver steps of Burgess’s fish
sauce shop, mimicking him hiccuping, and wildly
welcoming him within.

Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheep cheddar cheese.

Tommy Tucker tried to tie Tammy’s Turtles tie.

Suzie Seaword’s fish-sauce shop sells unsifted thistles
for thistle-sifters to sift.

Comments are always welcome.


A couple things

May 27, 2011

Things are going to be picking up as far as car shows
and cruise-ins go but the pickings are a little thin
yet this weekend. Because of this we aren’t going to
list any events this week, but will return to posting
them next week.

Our condolences go out Steve and his relatives over
the recent loss of his mom. A get well soon goes out
to Dale, and a Happy Birthday to my brother John.

For anyone who has hosted, promoted, volunteered for,
or attended a car show, you know these things can be
as crazy as a one-armed man trying to give a urine sample.

If things aren’t running smoothly, instead of getting
mad and taking it out on the poor person working the
gate, take a deep breath and relax. It takes a huge
effort to stage one of these events and get everything
running smoothly.

Another day has gone by without us receiving our police
call bulletins and our scanner is now a paperweight. We
have no idea what the deal is with the police reports
and will check into that. We have heard that the police
and others have gone digital with their radios and that
might explain why our scanner no longer works.

I just ran out of coffee and will have to make more.
If you have any suggestions or questions you may email us
at- cruisinblog@yahoo.com

Comments are always welcome.


Change rant

May 26, 2011

Sometimes we look at things around us and wonder
when they changed. People used to be willing to
listen to both sides of an issue and politicians
didn’t resort to actual smears and outright lies
until closer to election time.

The old saying ‘there are three sides to every
story, yours, mine, and the truth’ has never
seemed so relevent. The same set of numbers can,
and have been, used to prove three different
results.

To figure this out one only has to look at the
issue of the budget. While there hasn’t
been an actual budget passed in some time, the
Democrats allege a catastrophe would ensue if
the debt limit isn’t raised and the spending
spree continue, but they don’t have a budget.

Republicans swear by cutting taxes and some
entitlements using their budget while leaving the
debt ceiling where it is will avert said
catastrophe. And yet another side says the government
wouldn’t shut down either way but the debt can’t be
sustained.

The same could be said about border security.
This administration alleges the borders are more
secure than ever before, while legislators and
law enforcement officials in states along the
border have been pleading for help to stem the
flow of illegal aliens. Others are saying the
violence is escalating along the border.

And what is it with our presidents aversion to
the word ‘recession’? We keep hearing of his ‘recovery’
but have yet to see it. If you’re like us and like
coffee, have eggs and bacon for breakfast once and
a while, or drive anywhere, surely you wonder how
Obama can claim a recovery with a straight face.

Coffee went up 40% this year and the same amount
last year. Groceries and gas are still high, there
are millions more unemployed since Obama was
elected, and the debt has gone up by trillions of
dollars.

Now we hope the change is in the White House in
2012.
Comments are always welcome.


The plan

May 25, 2011

A good friend asked me to help him in his garage
yesterday. The goal was simple; position his 46′
Ford coupe so we could put the rebuilt motor back
in at a later date. We arrived with a game plan
and plenty of enthusiasm ready to find a place
for everything and put everything in its place.

As with every plan that isn’t thoroughly
thought out this one went out the window as soon
as the garage door opened. Yes, I had planned
the work without first seeing the work site.

A few hours later we could actually see a
black shape in one corner that resembled a car.
After another hour we knew it was the car and
dug in with gusto.

We had moved 3 short blocks, a huge tool cabinet,
a couple of shop vacs, various floor jacks and jack
stands,a few sets of heads, enough carburetors to
keep a Detroit engine builder busy for the day,
several sets of rims, a welder, a power washer, and all
the various extra parts and tools involved with rodding
an old car.

Everything had a place, it was just on top of
something else and stacked as high a couple of old
gearheads could manage. We even removed a wall
shelf to get the car far enough back to eventually
get something done on the car.

I can now proudly say that you can walk around the
car and it is in position. Of course when the real
work begins we’ll have to spend some time digging
out the proper tools but we consider that a small
price to pay for achieving our original goal.
Comments are always welcome.


Looking forward to the past cruise

May 23, 2011

It is once again time to take a little cruise
to another era. Now we’re headed to 1930 and
doing so in an older ride because new ones are
just too expensive. Our population reached 123
million.

Life expectancy in 1930 was:

57.7 years for men and 60.9 for women. Infant
and child mortality rates were up due to the
depression. 1930 was the first full year of the
depression. Unemployment stood at 8.9% and in
some areas up to 40% of the populace were on
relief.

The leading causes of death were:

1. heart disease
2. cancer
3.pneumonia
4. infectious and parasitic diseases including
influenza, tuberculosis, and syphilis.

The average income in 1930 was $1,970 per year.
The average cost of new car was $640. You could
buy a new Chevrolet for around $560, a new
Pontiac Big Six for $745, a new Firestone tire
for $3.69, and a gallon of gas for 10 cents.

Bread was 9 cents a loaf, hamburger was 13 cents
a pound, and steak was 20 cents a pound. The
average price of a new home was $7,145 or you
could rent a house for $15 a month. A Magic Chef
Gas Stove cost $195, a 10 piece modern bedroom
set sold for $79.95, an Emerson Bedroom radio
was $9.95, a quality silk lined hat was $2.98,
and a cotton chiffon volle girls frock cost $2.98.

Diphtheria and thyphoid were under control due
to medical advances, but vaccines or cures for
polio and tuberculosis were still in the future.

Some news from 1930:

Shantytowns consisting of wood and cardboard sheds crop
up and are referred to as ‘Hoovertowns’.

The first Mickey Mouse comic strip is published.

Grant Wood’s painting, American Gothic, launches
American Regionalism.

The first documented person killed by hail was a
farmer in Lubbuck, Texas on May, 13, 1930.

The U.S.S. Lexington provided electrical power to
Tacoma, Washington after a flood knocked out their
power plants.

A fire at Ohio State Penitentiary killed 320 inmates
on April 21st.

The U.S. had the worst ever drought causing hardships
and leading to the dust bowl years.

Sliced bread went on sale in England for the first time.

Frozen foods are sold here commercially for the first
time.

Some movies that were playing included; Abraham
Lincoln, Anna Christie, The Big House, Hell’s Angels,
Tom Sawyer, Destry Rides Again, and As I Lay Dying.

Some popular songs were; Beyond the Blue Horizon,
Georgia on My Mind, and Three Little Words.

There is a look at how it was in 1930. We’re going for
a cup of coffee now.
Comments are always welcome.


American made?

May 23, 2011

We hope everyone made it through our little storm. Once it
hit we turned on a battery-powered radio to hear the
news person say that shopping carts were in the air at
Target on Elmore.

We immediately ran out into the storm to see if we could
see an old woman on a bicycle pedaling by above us. We
had no such luck. Well, we’re not in Kansas.

This morning after checking for any damage, and not
finding any, we read an interesting article online. We
have all heard the “Buy American” movement telling us we
should always buy products made here.

The article started by asking ‘what if we were restricted to
buying only things made in America?’ It goes on to cite
the things we would have to do without. Little things like
phones, toasters, electronics, toys, coffee, tea, bananas,
and even diamonds!

That raised an eyebrow, but what really got us thinking
was the mention of a person who does ‘buy American’ as
much as possible. He paid $10 for American made salad
tongs at a restaurant supply store instead of opting for
a 99 cent pair of foreign-made tongs.

He also spent $200 more to get a barbecue grill made
domestically instead of in a foreign land. It then went
on to cite financial experts who claimed we should buy
the best made product at the cheapest price.

The claim is that making things cheaper make for an
efficient producer creating the most valuable goods
with the least expense. It makes manufacturers more
efficient.

It further states that the man who bought the American
made tongs and grill actually hurts our economy by
encouraging inefficient manufacturers.

People today seem willing to pay more for things and
then brag about it. We’ve always looked at cost and
features then bought something between the cheapest
and the most expensive. Sometimes it seems like other
people have more money than sense.

Have we really left the machine age behind and entered
the information age? We hope not. To read the article go
here.
Comments are always welcome


Insanity

May 21, 2011

We didn’t make the cruise-in at SouthPark but heard it had
a decent turnout. To be honest we thought it would be
cancelled because it was supposed to rain. We will try to
do better next time.

On weekends we like to do a humorous post on occasion, and
since we haven’t for a while we thought we’d do one that
also might be considered a public service. For all those
who believe they may be going crazy we present the top 10
warning signs that you are going insane.

10. You write to your mother in Germany every week, even
though she sends you mail from Ohio asking why you never write.

9. You’re neighbor doesn’t appreciate you setting fire to his
lawn decorations.

8. You like cats. Especially with mayo.

7. You carry a spare dead fly in pocket in case somebody
needs one.

6. People stay away from you whenever they hear you talking
to your yodeling pickle.

5. You start out each morning with a naked 30-minute jog
around the front porch.

4. Every time you see a street sign or fire hydrant, you have
a tremendous urge to relieve yourself on it.

3. Nobody listens to you anymore, because they can’t understand
you through that scuba mask.

2. You argue with yourself about which is better, to be killed
by a rabid clown or wash up on Gilligan’s Isle.

1. You put tennis balls in the microwave to see if they’ll hatch.

If any of the above apply to you, please contact a mental
health professional or start you own list.
Comments are always welcome


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