The next big threat?

August 30, 2014



We felt it time to talk of the problem of violence
in our culture. No, not the problems in Missouri or
the 42 shot and killed in Chicago this month. The
violence we speak of a is a growing fad of
attacks on unarmed people by others wielding
baseball bats.

This is not a laughing matter. If someone bonks
you on the head with a ball bat you’re going to see
stars at best or meet your maker at worst. And
there is no bat control nor bat registration.

One of the most recent attacks happened in
Baldwin, Iowa on August 23rd, 2014. Drinking was
involved and when one young man was told to leave
he went to his car, pulled out his ball bat, and
bonked two people with it.

One man who was hit on the head was bleeding a lot
and disoriented when deputies arrived. Another man
was hit, not bleeding, and refused treatment while
the first man was taken to a hospital for head

The man with the bat was charged with willful
injury and assault and is in jail on a $5,000 bond.
This is crazy. We need a three day waiting period
when buying a bat and meticulous registration of
those who buy them to insure this doesn’t become
a trend.

The bat wielding thug cannot be charged with
assault with a dangerous weapon because a ball bat
is not considered a weapon. We have to change this.

How many thugs out there are too stupid to figure out
how to get a firearm, are afraid of firearms, or
won’t because of the cost. Enter the ball bat. And
it’s just that simple.

Did you know that during the 2011 riots in
England baseball bat sales for self-defense
caused a sharp increase of said bats in civilian hands? Or
that TSA bans baseball bats, unless they are less
than two foot long and weigh less than 24 ounces?

There are millions of unregistered ball bats in
the country today made of hard woods, aluminum, or
composites. We need to keep an eye on this trend.
Comments are always welcome.

Not what it seems

August 5, 2014

There are times when people witness something and
believe more is going on. Need an example? Alright,
before you read any farther look at the picture
below and think about what you think you see.


The girl in purple was abused, the dirt bag caught,
but she still lives in fear because he hasn’t been
tried yet. Oh, you wonder about the group of people
around her?

They belong to motorcycle ‘gang’ called ‘BACA’.
That stands for Bikers Against Child Abuse
International and when this little girl goes to
court to testify, they will have her back and
keep her safe.

Members of this group are trained by mental health
professionals, get fingerprinted, and get a thorough
background check as stringent as for those who
become police officers before they can even join
the group.

They are all volunteers who get no pay for time
or gas, only the satisfaction of keeping those who
were abused safe. So, was the picture what you
thought you saw?

If you have 14 minutes, and tissues in case your
eyes leak, please watch their video. It is worth
every minute.

We felt the tale worth telling about this great
group of people. Please share their story and get
the word out.
Comments are always welcome.

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.


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.


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.



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.


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.
Comments are always welcome.

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.


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

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


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

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

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

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.
Comments are always welcome.


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