Just pointing out

August 7, 2020

Been trying to do this post for some time and have had brain farts
that freeze my fingers on the keyboard. Today I will attempt to finish
it to share.

In 1918 the United States had a population of 103,208,000,
World War I would last until November of 1918, and the Spanish
Influenza Pandemic hit the world. It was called the Spanish flu as
Spain was neutral in the war meaning it could report on the world wide
severity of the outbreak.

The influenza infected 500 million people worldwide, or about one
third of the world population. Of those more than 50 million died,
675,000 in the U.S. Generally speaking, the fatality rate for the
Spanish flu was said to be 2%.

Citizens were ordered to wear masks while schools, theaters, and
businesses were shuttered and makeshift morgues were needed. This
strain of the flu was extremely virulent with little or no immunity
and spread quickly. Some may remember the 2009 H1N1 pandemic
which was considered swine flu.

There were no known cures and the Surgeon General and Journal of
the American Medical Association all recommended the use of aspirin.
Medical professionals advised patients to take up to 30 grams a day,
which we now know is toxic. Today a dose above 4 grams is
considered unsafe.

The economy took a hit with businesses shut down, mail delivery and
garbage pickup was crippled, farms didn’t have enough workers to
harvest crops, and health departments closed. In San Fransisco people
were fined $5 if caught in public not wearing a mask.

Long terms affects of the response to the epidemic were mental
health issues, alcoholism, and the economy. Somebody should be
thinking outside the box on how to keep that happening this time
around. You may remember Prohibition made alcoholic beverages illegal in 1920, and by the end of the 1920s the Great Depression hit.

Each year more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized for flu
related complications and anywhere between 3,000 and 49,000 die. The young, elderly, pregnant women,and those with medical conditions are at higher risk.

So now we have the Covid-19 and who knows what the after affects
of that will be. Not really worried about the virus just wondering
what it’s going to cost our kids.

Mad mushroom

August 1, 2020

There are many of us who are feeling like mushrooms again. You know,
left in the dark and fed crap. Nothing new there as those we vote
into office get to a point that they think they know what our country
needs whether we agree or not.

This Covid-19 thing has went FUBAR and the blame falls on our media
and politicians. Almost like they can’t tell the truth because it
doesn’t fit with their agenda. And since when is stating the said
truth a lie?

We do have a virus going around, and it does infect about 2% of our
population, but people have a 99.7% chance of getting over it with
no long lasting side effects. If doctors who actually treat us tell
us a drug works they should not be censured for doing so.

It’s easy to see why some want a vaccine instead of a cure. The
company that gets the contract would stand to make $15 billion for
doing so. And one has to wonder how a drug that has been approved
for decades is suddenly dangerous to use.

Been looking into this a while now and have come to the belief that
something isn’t right. Looks almost like a conspiracy to get us all
pissed about what’s going on when the finger pointers are to blame.
I get it, they don’t want Trump to get back in. Don’t look at who
they’re pointing to as the problem, look behind the curtain for the
person pulling the strings.

That said, have a great Saturday and weekend. Now for coffee while
I grill some brats.
Comments are always welcome.


July 28, 2020

Having common sense is a curse. It didn’t use to be as most folks
had it. Yet somehow common sense has left the building for far too
many people. They’ve been buying the bull being shipped.

Case in point- this whole Coronavirus nonsense our politicians are
caught up in. We’ll give you a few examples. Doctors at ground zero
treating the patients are saying things are not bad as they seem and
cures scoffed at, and banned by others, Work.

Dr. Dan Erickson spoke at the ‘White Coat Summit’ in our capital
and said 99.8% of people get past the virus with little or no
progressive or significant disease. He also stated that the focus
shouldn’t be on the number of positive cases, but on hospitalizations
and deaths.

He also said the lockdowns were successful, but for all the wrong
reasons. Calls to the anxiety hotline up 1,000%, Child abuse,
emotional distress, suicide, alcohol abuse, people not getting cancer
screenings, and it also hurt people financially.

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet said 20,000 Americans have died while the
FDA delays, since July 1, the approval of outpatient use of
hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).

Henry Ford Hospital physicians filed a request for the same thing
on July 1. Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute in
Dallas issued and urgent appeal in support of the Henry Ford request.

In a clinical trial, Henry Ford Hospital found a 51% reduction in
deaths if HCQ was started with 24 hours of admission. Another study
by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko using HCQ, azithromycin and zinc and given
within seven days of showing symptoms showed an 80% decrease in
deaths! And with no complications.

Having common sense then leads me to believe that the FDA is the
cause of these deaths and not our president. Why do they want a
vaccine so bad if HCQ is a cure?

Enjoy our Tuesday as it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Now for more
Comments are always welcome.

Odds and ends

July 24, 2020

The errands are done, the cats are fed, I’ve had a few cups of
coffee, and it’s time to do a post. I still find it hard to believe
that two people and some cats can’t go a week with spending $100 on

With four cats inside and at least seven feral cats we can’t go a
week without a big bag of cat food and big bag of litter. My pizza
and hamburger were on sale and I have cheese leftover from last week yet things add up.

And I did find out that my sister was trying to scare Dad with the
threat of assisted living. She seems to forget he’s 95 and not all
things work like they used to. Hell, I’m only 69 and don’t have all
my original parts!

Wildlife in our neighborhood must have an air-conditioned bar they
hang out at because they’re scarce as hens teeth lately. We hope once the heat breaks the critters come back around. We’ll wait and see.

This little one was on top of the old pine tree shortly after the
sun peaked over the horizon and hung around a while. Must have liked
the view. Haven’t seen any pelicans, hawks, or eagles yet this year
so may have to take a short cruise upriver to do so.

Finally, our country seems split in half. Some believe the nonsense
going on in a few of our cities are protests while others call them
riots. Regardless of what the media says, when entire neighborhoods are in flames, it’s due to riots not protests.

Enjoy our Friday before the weekend slips away. Now I need more
coffee and something sweet.
Comments are always welcome.

When it rains…

July 23, 2020

Went over to visit Dad yesterday and that started what turned out
to be a bad day. When Dad answered the door he said he didn’t feel so hot. Nothing new there, he says that every time I go over. So I made coffee while he had a donut and we sat down to chat.

Then he said ‘your sister wants to put me in assisted living’. I
asked him why, and like a small child, he hung his head and said
that he missed the toilet when he went in to pee. So I told him
that happens to best of us.

When I left he still said he didn’t feel so hot and I got a little
worried, He added that he didn’t want to go to a nursing home and I
assured him that wasn’t going to happen. So I called my brother to
get the facts.

Then when I got home my desktop decided to go FUBAR on me and
Windows 7 crashed again. After being up most the night the computer
is back up and when I can think straighter I may look into an
upgrade of the operating system.

So yesterday was not my favorite day this week. After the talk with
my brother, today is looking a lot better. Hopefully the computer
will work for a while again and Dads problems will get better. Of
course at 95 years old a lot can go wrong.

Sorry for delay in posting, but yesterday whooped my ass. Glad that
doesn’t happen very often.

Wishing everyone a great Thursday. Now I need more coffee to get
me through today.
Comments are always welcome.

Crying shame

July 21, 2020

Yeah, I’m late again. But I got to thinking and lost track of
time. Got up and grabbed a glass of water from under the tap and
some more for coffee and didn’t realize how blessed we are. With all
these ‘protesters’ shouting how some of us are so downtrodden and
oppressed sometimes one needs a wake up call.

First, a little background. The Navajo Nation is a territory that
covers about 17,544,500 acres in northwestern Arizona, southeastern
Utah, and northwestern New Mexico with a population of 173,667 as
of the last census. The land size is bigger than 10 of our states.

As many as 40% of the Navajo Nation don’t have running water, paved
roads, or access to amenities like grocery stores or health care. In
the entire area there are only 12 healthcare centers and 13 grocery
stores while many have no access to transportation. And they’ve had
8,593 cases of Covid 19 with 422 deaths as of July 19th.

The man who runs the only funeral home in the western part of said
the Navajo Nation is overwhelmed to the point that he hired more staff, got a freezer trailer to store bodies, and has been running out of caskets every week.

If you have a half hour, and don’t mind sitting through a short
commercial at the beginning, this video is eye opening. If anyone
is oppressed in our country, it is Native Americans, and that’s
a crying shame.

Enjoy our Tuesday. Now I need more coffee.
Comments are always welcome.


July 14, 2020

We know this post is late, again. We’ve been kept busy looking into
this whole Covid-19 debacle and have just as many questions now as
we did going in. And they are many but we’ll mention a few.

Why is whatever Fauci says gospel and anyone who disagrees nonsense?
How come a lockdown is the only way stop the virus?
Why isn’t everyone living here included in the data?
And why aren’t the long term side affects of lockdowns mentioned?

This past May, over 600 physicians from all specialties and all
states signed a public letter to president Trump saying the lockdowns
are causing a mass casualty incident. In part the letter states:

It is impossible to overstate the short, medium, and long-term harm
to people’s health with a continued shutdown. Losing a job is one of
life’s most stressful events, and the effect on a persons health is
not lessened because it also happened to 30 million other people.
Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental
for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to comes. The
millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in
plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness,
suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will
be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug
addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty and abuse.

It seems since only the ‘known’ cases are used in data things look
pretty grim, but those numbers should include include ALL of us. One
would think that adding everyone would give a true infection rate and
an honest death toll. If you add everyone exposed the scary numbers

Nobody in the mainstream media is addressing the long term effects
the lockdowns will have. On top of the side affects mentioned above
let’s add child molestation, spousal abuse and suicides that will
take years of study to fully know how bad it was.

You can read about these, and other issues concerning the lockdowns
and how bad the real specialists say they are are go here.

Enjoy the rest of our Tuesday as I need a pizza now.
Comments are always welcome.

What if?

July 13, 2020

It’s no secret I’ve stood against this dog and pony show called the
Covid-19 pandemic. Hasn’t made sense to me from the beginning nor does it now. The flu of 2018 had more fatalities at this point than the virus does now. But what if we could cut down on the number of fatalities with a cure that has existed for 20 years?

If you haven’t heard of Dr. Richard Bartlett we hope you do. His
cure for Covid-19 is readily available, reasonably priced, in no
danger of running out, and can make patients feel better after the
first treatment.

Oh yeah, it can also be used on everyone from premature babies to
the elderly with no side effects. Still think this whole media blitz
is real? I usually don’t have videos here but will in this case. If
you have 30 minutes watch and listen.

After watching the video myself I believe we, the American people,
are owed an apology from those who keep hiding cures and positive news from us including the media. Stop using the ‘data’ that supports your agenda, forget a vaccine, and lets get back to normal.

Let’s get the word out. Oh yeah, if you watch the video you will also
learn the flu is going around now also. I hadn’t heard that until I
watched the video. And I am not receiving any compensation for the
mention of this from either Dr. Bartlett of Debbie Georgatos.

Enjoy our Monday. Now for some more coffee.

In my opinion….

July 9, 2020

We’ll forewarn you that this is based on my opinion, it may vary
from yours, and is based on my beliefs. Don’t know about you, but
I’ve noticed some things lately I don’t like to see going on in
our country and this is about one of them.

In a couple of recent interviews a member of our county Board of
Supervisors is pushing making the wearing of masks in public
mandatory. We wish him luck with that but would not comply
if passed.

Before you ask, I do care about those around me if I know them or
not. This is not a selfish gesture of an entitled bore or someone
out to kill other citizens. I’m among those who would probably die
if I caught the virus. And yes, I practice social distancing.

I’ve been working on keeping my lung capacity at 50% for decades
and know the risks involved as I also have a compromised immune
system. Now, I believe that if you want to wear a mask you should
be able to and if don’t want to you shouldn’t have to.

This whole mask issue has become a hot button topic that has some
people fighting in public with those who choose not to wear a mask.
The wife said this morning that I’d go to our doctor he would give
me a paper that would exept me from having to wear one.

That’s also not happening. And I have a news flash for those who
get so offended when others don’t wear a mask, life is fatal. No
one I know has lived forever. Every morning I wake up breathing
I thank God for giving me another day.

So enjoy our Thursday as I need more coffee.
Comments are always welcome.

Noisy weekend

July 6, 2020

We won’t see another 4th of July until next year and the wifes’
cats are happy. During the evenings of the 3rd and 4th our little
portion of the east coast of Iowa exploded with what sounded like
a sound track from a WW II movie.

Fireworks have changed since I was a lad running around the back
yard with a sparkler in each hand. Even the occasional Black Cat or
M-80 pale when compared with what’s out there today. That said, we
did get a few pictures.

It was easy to know where the next burst was going to be as the
flash of bright light foretold of another display. And when said
pyrotechnics went off it would shake the ground, rocket into the air,
explode again, and fill the sky with light.

Our city didn’t have its own display while people all around us
decided to stock up and try to light all they bought in one night.
So many fireworks were shot off that our air quality plummeted to
a dangerous level and a haze filled the air.

The economy must be doing alright with so many people buying so
much fireworks and it was good that so many could forget about
the virus to just have a good time. We can wait until next year
for a repeat.

We have at least 4 neighbors who are veterans, two with PTSD
so we’ll check with this morning to make sure they’re ok.

Enjoy our Monday as it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Now for some coffee
and leftover pizza.
Comments are always welcome.