Side tracked

July 22, 2016

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I took this picture yesterday and it got me thinking. I
didn’t realize the bird got in the shot until the photo
was on the computer and I thought I had to be first to
have a picture of an airplane and a bird.

But recent talk of plagiarism got my head out of the
clouds and sanity returned. I had forgotten that I honestly
believe there are no new ideas, just a way to state things
differently.

I cannot believe the audacity of some people who believe
they have actually had an original thought. With the
exception of phrases like “politically correct” this just
isn’t so. When governments make up new words it isn’t a
good thing.

Why do we have to be so nice to everyone? Who says we
can’t say whats on our minds anymore? When did our country
turn into a pity pot? And many more questions come to mind
yet the answer is simple.

Big government, backed by big pharma and other like minded
mega corporations want us to be silent. If we are afraid of
being labeled racist, sexist, homophobic, or whatever the
current accusations are we are not a problem.

Our debt is up, gun control has been an utter failure, our
schools have turned into indoctrination centers, and the
talking heads have convinced the weak minded that have the
right to anything they want.

And even these ideas aren’t original. It isn’t even novel
that most of us sit back while all this is going on and say
nothing. It is exactly what said talking heads predicted
would happen. The thought isn’t depressing, or even
original, but it is the idea the picture gave me.

I go now in search of some supplies, but remember to enjoy
your Friday. It’s the only one we get this week.
Comments are always welcome.


Progress

July 19, 2016

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We are seeing some things change here in our river city on
the east coast of Iowa and it has been interesting to
watch. You know, those things that happen when politicians
don’t like things running smoothly and have to add some
differences to keep us confused.

One of said changes was to the city bus routes. Depending
on who you talk to the buses were either breaking even with
government subsidies or a money pit. All we know is every-
body we talked to that rode the buses liked the old routes
and hate the new.

A friend who lived nearby said he used to have to walk
three blocks to catch a bus, but since the changes has to
walk close to a mile to find a bus stop. City leaders call
it progress. We just wonder why they had to fix something
that wasn’t broke.

Another change is to the way we recycle. Today, for the
last time, I put the two recycle bins out to be dumped by
city. On our next recycle day, in two weeks, we will wheel
out a 95 gallon recycle cart instead. This change has Dad
wondering how a 91 year old man, who lives alone, can fill
a 95 gallon cart every two weeks.

Hell I’m 65, live with my wife, and we couldn’t fill a 95
gallon cart in a month let alone every two weeks. Of course
our city leaders saw fit to charge us whether we use it or
not. And the whole recycle program was pushed on us as an
affordable way to go green.

As someone born and raised here I have watched things go
from property taxes paying for garbage pick-up to the more
greener approach that we have to pay extra for even if we
don’t use it.

We’ll end there and go in search of the elusive deluxe
3 meat pizza that has printed directions in two languages.
It will be eaten in one language only. Enjoy your Tuesday.
Comments are always welcome.


Strange day

July 10, 2016

Plans were made to work outside burning brush and enjoying
a forecasted clear, sunny day. A call to Fire Department told
me it was a burn day so outside I went. In short order the
fire was going and the brush pile kept getting smaller.
Then it started raining, put out the fire, and made the
bundles too water logged to carry.

After I got done laughing at my luck and drying off, my
thoughts went elsewhere. It seems every hour there are
updates online concerning the recent attacks on law
enforcement. Some were interesting, some just sounded like
the writer was biased, and others so far out there even the
tin foil hat brigade would find them funny.

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A debate has ongoing as to if Obama is to blame. To my
way of thinking he is because he hasn’t had anything good
to say about our law enforcement agencies since he took
office. This goes back to when the black college professor
had a beef with police and Obama said the police acted
stupidly.

It is ironic that when a white police officer shoots a
black person in the performance of his duties it is racist,
but when a black person says he wants to shoot white cops
it isn’t. If it isn’t Obama’s fault, he sure is pouring
gasoline of the flames.

Instead of channeling all this hate towards people who
mean you no harm these people should look at the people who
are lying to them and pulling their strings. You may
remember Obama’s speech after the event where he claimed to
“state the facts”. He did make them sound horrendous.

On July 9, 2016, the following was written in the Wall
Street Journal:

“In 2015 officers killed 662 whites and Hispanics, and
258 blacks…There were 6,095 black homicide deaths in
2014- the most recent year for which such data are
available- compared with 5,397 homicide deaths for whites
and Hispanics combined. Almost all of those black homicide
victims had black killers.”

Confused yet? Of course speaking the truth wouldn’t help
the movement.
Comments are always welcome.


New movement

July 7, 2016

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Before beginning this we want to forewarn liberals that if
they continue reading they may get their panties in a
bunch, learn the truth, and lose faith in their fearful
leaders. That being said we’ll start.

Since the Black Lives Matter bunch seems to get upset
every time a black person has trouble with the police we
have decided those of us who think differently need our own
movement. Let’s call it LM for Lies Matter.

BLMs latest crusade involves the death of Alton Sterling
who was shot while wrestling with police and being armed
himself. The non-news here, but the truth, is that he was
not a pilar of the community as BLM and the drive by media
portrays him.

He was a convicted felon who had been arrested for battery,
intimidation, carnal knowledge of a juvenille, burglary,
receiving stolen goods, robbery, theft, drug possession,
resisting arrest, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying
a weapon, and failure to register as a sex offender. His
police record goes back 20 years.

That being said, I do believe that Black Lives Matter has
the right to peacefully protest anything they want. BUT,
Lies Matter. How can one be outraged over an issues built on
lies? If you honestly think all blacks should get a get out
of jail free card, say so.

So the Lies Matter movement would work to ensure Congress
passes a law that anyone who knowingly spreads lies to
incite mob action would be charged with a crime and ordered
to stand trial. This law would also include politicians
and the media. After said law is past the movement would
toil to monitor its enforcement.

I was originally going to christen the movement White Lies
Matter but decided someone would find it racist. We’ve
said it before, it’s time to end the nonsense.
Comments are always welcome.


Count to ten

July 5, 2016

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The wife has birthday coming up in a few so after I had a
good talk with Dad I wondered out to the Mall in search of
a trinket worthy of the occasion. As I parked the car a
newscast announced that Hillary wouldn’t be charged.

I had intentions of getting worked up about that, but when
I took in the crane working at the bank I calmed down. Who
could be mad about something they have no control over on
such a beautiful day. And I am still calm, but disgusted.

Not only did this indict Hillary in the minds of many of
us, but also the corrupt administration we currently have.
Millions of taxpayer dollars spent on an investigation with
nothing to show for it. Makes no difference that the next
administration, unless it’s hers, could do something about
it. The damage is done.

Much like the people who seem to get pleasure out of the
burning of our flag, we’re sure there are those among us who
will celebrate the decision not to prosecute. The day of
the informed voter going to the polls is gone. And most of
the people who will vote for Hillary couldn’t tell you what
is in the Constitution, who their Congressman is, or the
significance of Independence Day.

What ever happened to the idea that with rights comes
responsibilities? But I digress. If this whole Hillary
fiasco has you seeing red just count to ten and breathe
slowly. If that doesn’t work, I’ve heard enough of your
favorite libation may help you forget.
Comments are always welcome.


Great day to be great

July 4, 2016

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Independence Day is drawing to a close and soon the smoke
will clear and the air won’t have that familar scent. Many
people will return to work tomorrow when things regain a
semblance of normalcy.

We also noticed that some have a campaign going that
basically says America isn’t great and other such nonsense
while having the day off like everyone else. If you hate it
so much, go to work in protest.

Some of us do believe America IS great for many reasons.
If you’ve done any traveling in our country you have seen
some of the most amazing scenery and helpful people in the
world.

I saw somewhere that if you make $32,000 a year you are
among the top 1% of wage earners in the world. Yet here
that is considered poverty level. We have smart TVs, smart
phones, and most of us have at least one car or truck. Our
homes are air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the
winter too.

We don’t have to walk 5 miles down a dusty dirt path to
get a bucket of polluted water to bring back home to use
for cooking, cleaning, and drinking.

We have charities one can donate to or volunteer for that
cover just about all illnesses, natural disasters, and bad
luck that the good Lord can throw at us. But yes, we do
have some problems.

A growing number of people do not respect the flag, anyone
with a differing opinions, and others who “offend” them. To
those I would say, if it’s so damn bad here why don’t you
move someplace else?

Our country is still great, we just need a government that
does its job. Get rid of political correctness, get someone
elected who has read the Constitution and understands it,
and stop making excuses. Members of Congress aren’t
concerned about approval ratings because they know that
even with the numbers in the basement, they’ll get another
term. And that’s just the way it is.
Comments are always welcome.


Drug problem

June 30, 2016

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While the president is golfing, his wife and kids are off
on another vactation, and our Attorney General had a
“private” meeting with a former president, the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration released their 2016 National
Heroin Threat Assessment Summary.

This report outlines an expanding public health crisis
that doesn’t seem to bother anyone in Washington, D.C.,
and we think it should. Some of the numbers are thought
provoking to say the least. We’ll list a few.

The number of herion users has almost tripled between 2007
and 2014.

Deaths due to synthetic opoids, like fentanyl and other
simular drugs, increased 79% between 2013 and 2014.

Deaths involving heroin more than tripled between 2010 and
2014. In 2014 there were 10,574 deaths involving herion.

to quote the summary “The number of users, treatment
admissions, overdose deaths, and seizures from trafficers
all increased over those reported in last year’s summary.”

Of little comfort is the fact that heroin seizures are up
80% since 2011.

If you can open a PDF file the summary can be found online
here.

The DEA states many users of controlled prescription drugs
become addicted after a prescription for legitimate medical
purposes. Add to that the fact today herion is higher in
purity, easier to get than illegally obtained controlled drugs,
and less expensive.

We know the president is busy defending Muslims, when not
on the golf course, but we think information like this
should be available and solutions discussed. We didn’t
hear any outraged media,or politicians orating on the
subject. They must not have gotten the memo.
Comments are always welcome.


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