Breaking news…

July 11, 2014

A friend sent us an urgent bulletin from the Obama
Administration. It seems authorities are having
trouble locating a suspicious vehicle that may be
being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across our
southern border.

Due to the increase in traffic at the border the
authorities have not been able to find the vehicle.
The vehicle is described as a plain red and white
Chevrolet 4-door sedan.

If you see the vehicle pictured below and have reason
to believe that it is the suspect vehicle, you are
urged to contact your local police department or the
U. S. Border Patrol.

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Thank you for your co-operation.
Comments are always welcome.


Drunks and idiots

June 24, 2014

We believe God looks after drunks and idiots. We
think this because they obviously can’t take care of
themselves. Hang on, we can prove it.

This past Sunday, around 3 pm, while a 79 year old
man was in church, Erik Blake Halpin stole his ride.
It happened in Prineville, Oregon.

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About ten minutes later the Oregon State Police
got a call that the restored 1930 Model A had rolled
into the Crooked River 9 miles south of Prineville.

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Back to Mr. Halpin; he was seen swimming to the
riverbank, promptly arrested, and taken by air
ambulance to St. Charles Bend for treatment of his
injuries sustained in the crash.

When released he was jailed on suspicion of
unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving while
under the influence of intoxicants, first degree
criminal mischief, and failure to perform the duties
of a driver involved in an accident. Police then
discovered he had a misdemeanor warrant for failure
to appear in another county.

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A tow truck got the Model A back on solid ground,
the owners are awaiting word from the insurance
company, and Mr. Halpin lived to drink another day.

Good thing it wasn’t a fast car or the wreck might
have killed him.
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Just wondering..

June 15, 2014

Sometimes we sit and wonder while at other times we
just shake our heads. And since I have a welder and
know how to use it some people think welders can fix
anything. News flash! The welders of America cannot
fix stupid.

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Case in point, early this past Saturday three men
were attacked by a machete welding madman in New York
City. We didn’t hear anything about it on TV
nor have any groups got irate and demanded machete
registration.

At least 4 people were shot yesterday in
Chicago and at least 15 since noon Friday.
So far it looks like only one fatality.
Where is the uproar about gun control?

Oh, we forgot, Chicago has some of the strictest
gun control laws in the country already. Why is it
that nobody is screaming for an overhaul of the gun
controls we now have since they aren’t working?

And we don’t know when it became wrong to disagree
with another American. Now if we don’t agree with
every little thing politicians or special interest
groups say we are labeled as hating them. Horse
manure! I don’t hate those I disagree with, I simply
do not agree with them.

According to Merriam-Webster, a disagreement is-

failure to agree

a difference of opinion. an argument caused by people
having different opinions about something

the state of being different or unalike

Nowhere does the dictionary state that the act of
disagreeing is somehow hateful, racist, sexist, or
a fear of whom we disagree with. We feel it time to
put an end to the politically correct nonsense and
agree to disagree. Isn’t allowing different people
with different opinions to live together what our
country is all about?
Comments are always welcome.


The rampage results

May 30, 2014

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Nicholas Sheley went on a nine-day rampage in 2008
that started with an argument with his former wife
over his heavy drinking. During that time he killed
Russell Reed in Sterling, Ronald Randall, 65, in
Galesburg, Kenneth Ulve, Kilynna Blake, and Dayan
Black in Rock Falls, all in Illinois and Jill and
Tom Estes in St. Louis, Missouri.

He killed these people with a hammer, picks up his
former wife, and heads to Missouri like he is on
vacation. He was arrested after someone recognized
him in a Granite City bar, and was just found guilty
in the deaths of three adults and a two-year old
boy in Illinois. His third trial in the state.

He is still awaiting trial in Missouri for two more
murders there. This guy has shown no remorse for his
actions and acted bored in court. Talk about a poster
boy for bringing back the death penalty.

In fact, if lethal injections aren’t working let’s
bring back old sparky for this guy, or the gallows.
Comments are always welcome.


Wandering mind

April 30, 2014

Lately I’ve been feeling like a Gary Busey TV
commercial.

No, I don’t greet my lamp or pants, nor do I say
my name into my phone or TV, but I do sometimes yell
at electronic devices.

This happened, again, while cruisin’ the information
highway and coming across the headline that said
Okla. killer dies after botched execution. I had to yell at
the computer “Are you kidding me?”.

The wife asked who I was yelling at and rolled her
eyes when I said “the computer”. When I explained the
reason behind my outburst I got ‘the look’. I just
can’t see how, if the guy died, the execution was
botched.

Even though they haven’t been used for a while, the
word execution makes me think of the electric chair,
which makes me think of welding.

So I watched this video on welder settings.

Welding makes me think of Bruce Lee because of the
strength of a weld.

Bruce Lee brings back memories or the Green Hornet.

Of course the Green Hornet gets me thinking about
Unicorns.

And Unicorns remind me I have to mow the lawn again
because we don’t have any unicorns to graze on it.
That should prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that I
am as sane as the next guy. If I could only convince
the wife.
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Sad tale of our times

April 6, 2014

If you have not heard the story of LaVena Johnson
you will. She was the first female soldier from
Missouri to die while serving in Iraq.

We ask that you watch the video, it is worth the
eight minutes time. It tells the story of the
Johnson family and their fight to clear their
daughter’s name.

Her death is officially listed as a suicide, even
though she had broken teeth, a broken nose, a broken
neck, was shot on the left side of her face even
though she was right-handed, and had lye poured on her
genitals.

She was just over 5 feet tall and her M-16 is 40
inches long, and the wrong caliber. Oh, and after she
was dragged into her tent, it was set on fire.
Really? A suicide?

We ask that you please either go to the link at the
end of the video and help any way you can, or go
here to learn more and sign a petition
to reopen the investigation into her death.

As Veterans, and as Americans, we cannot let this
continue. This family has been fighting the
government to get answers since 2005 and government
owes them an honest answer.
Comments are always welcome.


Something to think about

February 16, 2014

Some think thieves are the bottom feeders of
our society but one has to say they work hard
at separating us from our possessions.

A friend sent a few videos addressing another
twist on how said thieves do this. If you have
a garage on your property, you may want to look
at the videos as they offer two different, but
easy, fixes.

Your garage can be entered in as little as 6
seconds through your overhead door.

This video shows a homeowner breaking into his
own garage in 20 seconds and his fix for the
problem.

We haven’t heard of this happening around our
town but it never hurts to be pro-active when
it comes to keeping criminals out.

So take a minute and think of what you have in
your garage. Is it worth 5 minutes of your time
to help secure your door?
Comments are always welcome.


Some New Year’s thoughts

December 31, 2013

Soon it will be the first day of the
new year. As such it will mean tomorrow we
have 364 more days to make this year better
than the last.

We also noticed a few things that stuck in
our craw and we will address them here.

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Has anyone else noticed that some of the
comments on blogs have gotten an attitude
and could be “R” rated?

It is frustrating as a Veteran because we
all did our thing to ensure the freedom of
speech and all freedoms.

We wonder why that when someone can’t
debate an issue with facts they resort to
insults, innuendos, and/or profanity.

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Then we have all seen the hoopla when a
celebrity or known politician dies. This
is fine in its own way, but we don’t hear
things that are also important.

Like the fact that 22 veterans commit
suicide every day. The numbers could be
even higher because of the way the suicides
are counted.

That story is here.

Another pet peeve is political
correctness, which is just a name put on
process to make anyone who disagrees with
current politicians in charge think that
they are wrong.

Take failure. The politically correct group
tells us that failure is unacceptable. But
we were taught failure is a lesson in life.

After all, if you don’t fail you don’t
learn. And if you don’t learn you’ll never
improve yourself.

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And even though we are supposed to have
two separate political parties, they act
and vote more like there is but one.

Because of this we feel some sort of get
out of jail free card will be passed into
law this year for illegal aliens.

Flash mobs happen, people in Chicago are
still getting shot, and crime is in the
news daily. Yet we are told that crime is
actually down.

And if one checked the Uniform Crime
Report put out by the FBI it would seem
so. And yet we wonder…

A Chinese curse says “May you live in
interesting times”. But since we’re the
type that believes if life hands you
lemons, make lemonade or squirt someone
in the eye, we think our interesting times
are a blessing.

Happy New Year!
Comments are always welcome.


A sad anniversary

November 22, 2013

Today is a date some of us remember
all too well. It is a day that is
etched in our memories.

November, 22, 1963 still haunts some of
us.

It started like any other day, except I
skipped school to play pool. At the time
we liked to call these episodes ‘goof off
days that the school doesn’t recognize’.

I had just finished lunch and Bobby Vinton
was singing “Blue Velvet” on the radio when
the song stopped and an announcer broke in.

“President Kennedy has been shot in Dallas.”
The silence was deafening. Everyone just
looked at everyone else like they were
expecting them to explain.

We got to a TV set, turned it on, and
waited for it to warm up. After it did we
sat around the TV like campers around a
campfire awaiting more news.

Then came the news we were all dreading,
President Kennedy had died. There was a
mixture of anger, tears, confusion, and denial
in the room.

Schools let out early, flags flew at half
staff, and our nation mourned. America’s
Camelot had vanished in a blink.

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Our TVs were broadcast in living black
and white, we watched the radio a lot more,
and there were no 24 hour news channels.

It all unfolded in our living rooms
regardless of where we lived. From the shots,
to the killing of the assassin, to the
burial, and America grieved.
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It makes sense to somebody

October 26, 2013

As I was reading an article about the raid
on Audrey Hudson’s home I was so confused I
read it again. I think I’ve got it now.

The Maryland State Police along with the
Homeland Security Department’s Federal Air
Marshal Service and the Coast Guard
Investigative Service woke this woman up
at 4:30 am, in full body armor, to execute
a search warrant for a potato gun.

The warrant was signed by a judge in another
county, and during the search all firearms
and some files were taken from the home.

Then when authorities found out the files
were authorized under the freedom of information
act, they were returned.

But the guns are not going to be returned
because of something her husband did in 1986.

And the supposed reason for the interest in
the potato gun in the first place is her
husband bought it off a supposed arms dealer
5 years ago on the internet.

Yeah, I can see how a judge could put all
that together to issue a search warrant.

This story makes if official. Our government
has lost its mind. But don’t take our word
for it, read it in the Washington Times.

Comments are always welcome.


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