Random thoughts

September 30, 2020

Yesterday got away from me and there was no post so decided to post
early today and have it done. Yesterday I woke up late and had some
errands to run while not being properly fueled with caffeine. Even
after stopping for lunch and a bunch of coffee the feeling persisted.

Hopefully, later this morning I’ll have met my gallon of coffee
quota and function better. Let’s blame it on the cooler weather and
leave it at that. Hopefully it won’t happen again.

The clouds were something to see yesterday and the sky looked
interesting wherever you looked. White in some places, gray in others,
and a bold mixture looking elsewhere. Not sure what was going on but
we liked it.

This little grouping of leaves reminded me it won’t be long before
we’ll be raking, and bagging, leaves. May even have a frost tomorrow
night that will help the process along. It also means our lawn mowing
days are almost over for the year.

No pictures of cats or kittens as they were scarce but we’re sure
they’ll be around at some point. Thought we’d get lucky and get a
few shots of cardinals or other birds but they must have overslept
also. Or there are too many feral cats for them to chance being out.

Did watch a little of the so called debate before having to change
the channel. Didn’t care for the bull being shipped so turned the TV
over to some re-runs. The debate should have been called the ‘I know
I am but what are you?’ Special.

Enjoy our Wednesday as we made it to mid-week. Now for more coffee.
Comments are always welcome.

An awakening

September 26, 2020

Yesterday was going pretty good, until the mail came. Sorting out the
junk we ended up with three envelopes. Two for the wife and one for
yours truly. Mine was from a law firm I didn’t recognize and in the
past that meant bad news.

Turns out it was copy of Dads last will and testament. I guess they
have to send that out before a notice goes in the paper. Reading said
will got me thinking that he really is gone and there will be no
more weekday talks with donuts and coffee.

Soon there will be a reading of the will and end that chapter of
our lives. Would have been nice if he could have lived to see 100
but as a realist know we can never be sure when our number is
called. At least he got 95 years and I got to know him for 69.

Today, we have the start of a run of cooler days and I’m ready for
that. Around Thursday the lows are supposed to be around 40 and I’ll
open the windows when I sleep so the neighbors can enjoy my musical

Leaves are already turning colors and dropping from the trees. So
it won’t be long until we’ll be raking the fallen leaves again. And
perhaps we won’t be moving lawns for a while. After all, it is that
time of year. When the free lawn waste pick-up starts I plan on
having enough bags filled to keep the city busy.

Enjoy our Saturday as we will. Now for some coffee and donut holes.
Comments are always welcome.

The mess we’re in

August 27, 2020

We’ve noticed with all the nonsense connected to Covid-19, our
animal kingdom is coming out in force. Seen more critters this year
than in quite some time. And now the WHO is getting on the climate
change band wagon trying to confuse us even more.

We’ve had ‘experts’ telling how many hoops we’d have to jump through and how high. How many businesses would have to close, and even when we can get together and with how many people. Then we wait while researchers work on a vaccine that may not work, or even be needed.

Politicians have gone crazy, the news doesn’t really report any real
news, and our justice system is broken. I have also noticed that none
of this affects the animal kingdom. Critters, at least here on the
east coast of Iowa, abound.

We are being told up is down, wrong is right, and rioters are
merely peaceful protesters. And mail in voting is an honest way for
dead for dead Democrats to vote. No problem here. Yeah right, and
I’m a legend in my own mind.

Those of us who know we’re being spoon fed a bunch of BS can’t
protest as we have responsibilities. Obviously, those who are
protesting don’t. Don’t have an answer for the dilemma nor solution. Do believe that if this nonsense continues there is going to be a lot of bloodshed if it continues.

Enjoy our Thursday. Now for some coffee and leftover pizza.
Comments are always welcome.

Unnecessary evil

August 18, 2020

We heard there was a convention last night with some well known
speakers filling peoples heads with nonsense. Don’t watch these
political conventions for the same reason I don’t watch the news.
The wife doesn’t like me throwing my coffee mug at the TV.

Quit watching most things involving elections decades ago and don’t
feel I’ve missed much. In todays plugged in society you can’t get
away from it. People still see something about these events on their
cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices anyway.

Don’t get internet on my flip phone and still hear from those who
think a text will change who I’ll vote for. And we can’t stop them
from doing so. Seems a strange way to do business to this old fart.

Why does it take tens of millions of dollars to get someone elected
as president? I believe a better way to handle it would be to have
two televised debates and give the money raised to causes that really
need it. We have many.

Another thing about these conventions is that the candidates get up
in front of the mics and tell people how they are going to fix the
problems that exist in their minds. Yet some have been in various
positions to get something done and haven’t for decades.

Pretty sure the media will be gushing over the brilliant speakers
who only told the truth when they stated their names. Of course fact
checking is one-sided in todays America. And if someone could figure
out to stop the political robo-calls I’d be impressed.

Enjoy our Tuesday. Now for more coffee and some left-over pizza.
Comments are always welcome.

The aftermath

August 15, 2020

Was going to do this earlier but heard thunder and went outside to
see what the Lord was going to smite us with today. The way this year
has been going it could have been everything, or nothing. Turns out
it was the later. Just a summer storm.

While out I noticed some leaves floating down from the trees. Won’t
be long before we’re raking them up. Don’t know about anyone else,
but I’m getting tired of all the nonsense that happened this year.

Also heard Cedar Rapids had the highest winds in Iowa at 116 mph and the National Guard is there to help where needed. People who could got help to help those impacted by the storm. Neighbors, friends, and even strangers were out in force.

Those who couldn’t help donated, and those who couldn’t do either
appreciated the help. Paying most volunteers is a no-no, but homemade
cookies were accepted. Perhaps that’s why we didn’t make the news

No people huddled together asking ‘who’s going to help us?’, just
everybody pulling together because we can. Good to see people
working together toward a common goal instead of inciting violence
and making demands. This is what America is about.

Enjoy our Saturday. No for more coffee before getting busy again.
Comments are always welcome.

Getting prepared

August 8, 2020

Was just thinking about what a year this had been. It started out
like any other before everything went sideways. We’ve had the virus,
a Congress that can’t get along, riots, rains, storms, hornets, heat
and more. Now it looks like we can add fear of election tampering
with the mail in ballots to the list.

Thankfully we are on the downhill side and we’ll soon see 2021. And
I wonder if things are going to get better, or if this will be the
new normal. It’s to the point I’m thinking of going back to school.

No, not the brick and mortor kind. I’m planning on getting another
copy of ‘The Bouncer’s Guide to Barroom Brawling’ and reading it
until it sinks in. After all, one never knows what is around the

Earlier I mentioned the riots and we heard news two elderly ladies
were attacked by the rioters. One had paint thrown on her while
the rioters yelled obscenities and the other got hit in the face
with a paint can. Since I will turn 70 next year I figured having
some knowledge of barroom brawling may help.

I had tried to find a much rarer book that I had used in the past
but had no luck. It seems ‘Beefy Jennets Book of Barroom Brawling’
had been out of print too long. I still remember rule #1: never
punch a drunk in the stomach because it’s hard to fight with puke in
your eyes.

Since I do not have, nor will I get, a permit to carry a firearm a
refresher course in self defense couldn’t hurt. Getting a permit to
carry wouldn’t be a problem, other than I believe it is an
infringement of my 2nd Ammendment rights and Constitutional carry
hasn’t passed the Statehouse yet.

We’ll see what the rest of the year brings and play it by ear.
Enjoy our Saturday as it’s pizza day here at Casa Cruisers.
Comments are always welcome.


August 3, 2020

Sometimes I wonder what’s wrong with our world. A small percentage of the worlds population is mad at something or about something. These people protest, riot, start wars, and even if they win they aren’t happy.

I step outside, look to the sky, and am amazed at the beauty that
surrounds us. We have the sky above us, the earth under our feet,
water to drink, and the wind to kiss our cheeks. What’s not to like?

The sky allows the sun to warm us and light our way during the day
and the moon is like our nightlight. After a rain we even get
multi-colored rainbows.

Think of the earth. We grow things in it, people and critters walk
on it, we build our homes on it, and it comes in different colors.
We have black dirt, red clay dirt, yellow sand beaches, and even white
sand in places.

We have oceans, seas, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and water piped
to our houses. Besides drinking the water we can swim in it, boat on
it. kayak across it, or just float on an old inner tube. And if the
water gets too wide we build a bridge.

While the wind ruffles our hair, blows off our hats, allows us fly
kites, and makes the trees sway. It also carries the clouds across
the sky in varying degrees. What’s’ not to like.

We’re not rich, don’t have everything we want, but we do have
everything we need. And that’s enough to put a smile on my face.
Enjoy our Monday as it’s the first one this month. Now for more
coffee and another walk outside.
Comments are always welcome.

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.

Figured it out

July 25, 2020

Another problem solved. You’ve probably heard about the great debate concerning the opening of our schools. Some want online learning and others believe school should be taught in school. Last week I sat down and came up with an answer.

Even ran it by a left-leaning liberal just to be safe. Said liberal
thought it was a great idea. It’s said the school and a general
sense of normalcy is good for children and closing schools for
extended periods could cause problems down the road.

My solution is simple. Just teach them outside. The only problem
my sample liberal had with the idea is what happens when it snows.
Simple. Do a science and math project and let them make igloos. The
plan isn’t perfect, but hey do I have to do everything?

Now I’m working on New Year’s Eve. Everybody with a shotgun should
be locked, loaded, and outside their back door before midnight on
December 31st. And no, it isn’t to have a celebratory blast at midnight. It is to ensure 2020 leaves. Don’t know about anyone else but I’m past being ready for a new year.

Finally, I heard an idea on how to stop all the protests that I
believe has merit. Someone mentioned filling a tanker truck with
liquid manure, putting a hose and nozzle on it, and spraying said
protesters. End of protest. Of course the clean up would not be pleasant , but still better the damage caused by the protesters.

I’m out of ideas now so enjoy our Saturday. Now I need more coffee
and a short break.
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.