Since the fickle finger of fate snuck up
behind us and thumped our earlobe today
we present the following.
Once again we must forewarn liberals,
progressives, members of the NAACP, the
ACLU and others that they may find the
following offensive. Perhaps you should
try another day.
A Mexican (an undocumented Democrat), a
Black (a documented Democrat), a Muslim
and a Redneck were walking together on
a beach when the Black stumbled over a
bottle in the sand. He picked up the
bottle, rubbed the sand off it, and a
“I can only grant four wishes,” the Genie
said. “Since there are four of you, you
may have a wish apiece.” Pointing at the
Black, he said, “Since you found the
bottle, you may have the first wish.”
The Black thought for a moment then said,
“I wish for a fleet of ships so that I can
gather all my people and take them back to
our homeland, Africa .” Poof! It was done!
Thousands of ships appeared on the skyline.
The Mexican said, “I weesh for enough Cheby
peekups to take all my peoples back to our
homeland, May-he-co!” Poof! It was done!
Row after row of Chevrolet pickups appeared
on the beach.
The Muslim said, “I wish for a hundred
thousand camels to take all of my people
away from this horrible country loaded with
infidels so we can live in peace in Muslim
countries and serve Allah.” Poof! It was
done! A hundred thousand camels suddenly
appeared on the beach.
Turning to the Redneck, the Genie asked,
“And what is your wish?”
The Redneck watched as the loaded pickups
began moving toward the border, then
looked out to sea and watched the loaded
ships sailing out into the sunset, then he
looked at all of the Muslims getting on
top of the camels and riding off.
The Redneck said, “Just give me a Bud Lite.
It doesn’t get any better than this!”
We will forewarn you that this post may
be offensive to liberals, tax and spend
aficionados, and those who don’t understand
That being said, we count ourselves
among the lucky because we found peanuts
on sale and have stocked up.
With the upcoming circus over the gaming
license we believe peanut prices will
So let’s open the tent flap and take a
We see the Iowa Gaming Board, the RDA
who holds the license, the proposed future
owner, and our Mayor.
All believe they are the Ringmaster
and therein lies the problem.
The Gaming Board wants to issue a new
license, the RDA wants said license, the
proposed owner wants what the others do,
and our Mayor believes he is an equal
But the license is issued to the County
and not the City. This lessens the
importance of the Mayor in the equation.
Things have gotten to the point that
rumors abound as to the fact that the
Casino does not have to be located in our
And the Mayor seems to think that he is
the only one who can close the deal.
He has stated he won’t make negotiations
easy for the proposed owner and wants as
much money as possible for the city.
Most common sense folk look at this as
a situation where a developer wants to
come in, build a Casino with no government
monies, give tons of money at the city per
year, and pay property taxes to boot.
Were we running the show we would smile
all the way to the bank, give the developer
a key to they city, and make him Grand
Marshall of the parade!
But our Mayor thinks the city needs a
bigger cut of the pie.
Nothing says welcome to our fair city
like telling the world you’re going to
gouge a business that wants to locate
We don’t pretend to know how things
will play out, but we don’t have a monkey
in this zoo either.
Once the deal is done, regardless of
where the Casino ends up, we may have
more on the subject.
Comments are always welcome.
On this date in 1956 the last Packard
rolled off the assembly line. The
Packard would live on for a few more
years rebadged as Studebakers before
disappearing like a budget in the Obama
Which leads us to today’s post about
a ceiling fan. Yesterday I finished
putting a new ceiling fan in our bedroom.
The wife had been bugging me for some
time to replace the old one. I didn’t
see the need.
Sure, you had to spin it to get it
moving when you turned it on and all
the globes were missing on the lights,
but it worked.
So we bought a new 5-bladed fan with
3 bulbs to replace it.
When the wife asked how long it would
take to do the job she got my standard
Anywhere between 20 minutes and 2
days depending on how things go.
Well things didn’t go.
She claims my mistake lies in my not
reading the directions and I disagreed.
The problem is I didn’t know they now
add plastic motor locks!
Everything went together well the first
time, and it looked purty. However, when
I pulled the chain to start the fan the
It reminded me of when we used to put
cards between the spokes of our bicycles.
Not really annoying, but bad for sleep.
So I took a break, read the directions,
and discovered a devious plot called
‘plastic motor locks’.
I tore everything apart, found and
discarded said motor locks, and put the
fan back together.
The fan is now whisper quiet, it only
took 2 hours, and I learned something
from the experience.
It seems it is possible to make a 20
minute job last 2 hours.
Comments are always welcome.
As we like to say in the Mid-west; if
you don’t like the weather hang around,
it’ll change. The day started like any
other but by 6 pm reports of 4-6 inches
of rain, tornadoes, and power outages
were coming in from all over.
We didn’t get any tornadoes here, but
we certainly got the rain. I’ll be
checking the basement for water most
of the night. But we still had fun with
a few diversions.
In one diversion, an outfit called
First Run TV has done a half-hour show
about the Guardian Angels.
The show is called “Angels in Action”
and the video was interesting to us
so we thought we’d share it with you.
Some support the group while others have
a dislike for them. We still support them
and wish and well.
And we didn’t make it down to the racers
in the Great Race, but Hemmings blog has some
pictures on their site.
The Great Race site also has some great pictures of the local
leg of the race.
If you had rain, watch the video, and/or
look at the pictures for a rainy day
diversion. If you didn’t get foul
weather the diversions are still fun.
Comments are always welcome.