Practice what you preach

August 21, 2015

We usually do a post on upcoming events on
Fridays, and we will later, but a couple of recent
events have gave us pause. We will address those
here and the events this afternoon.

We’ve all heard of the resurgence of violence in
the Ferguson, Missouri area after the police shot
shot a man. The media has covered the event, Black
Lives Matter are outraged, and they’re all so full
of shit their eyes ought to be brown.

The same day the man was shot while police were
serving a warrant others were shot and another life
was lost. A nine year old girl was laying on her
mother’s bed doing her homework when stray bullets
killed her and hit her mother in the leg. Little
Jamyla Bolden was killed.

jamyla

Where is the media coverage of this tragedy? Did
the Black Lives Matter crowd have to much to do to
be concerned with this little girl? Either lives
matter or they don’t. This family deserves better.

The other thing is all the coverage over
immigration reform. We see the crowds demanding
that changes be made to our laws to make it easier
for them on their path to citizenship.

We understand it costs money and takes time, but
others have done it before you and felt it worth
the trouble. What makes you so special that would
allow you to skip the process, and the expense?

You come to our home and tell us what you believe
we’re doing wrong and how outraged you are that we
haven’t done so yesterday. If you are here
illegally you have no rights. If wish to be here
legally, go through the process and become legal.
Would your home country treat us as fairly if we
went there and made demands? We thought not.
Comments are always welcome.


The compensation conundrum

August 4, 2015

1j

Things are getting interesting again here on the
east coast of Iowa. A special committee was
empaneled by our mayor to look into appropriate
compensation for himself and the rest of our city
council.

A meeting was held this afternoon and during
said meeting the word ‘raise’ finally came up.
Prior to the meeting all talk was poetic rhetoric
about our mayor tasking the committee with looking
into what would be a reasonable compensation.

The panel of former mayors and former aldermen
decided a raise was indeed in order. If we recall
correctly this pay raise would be around $5,000
per year per council member. It was even suggested
said raise could be considered a cost of living
increase.

One would guess the results of the suggestion will
be discussed at a future city council meeting. It
is no secret that our mayor believes he is
underpaid even though he took on a part time job
and decided to make it a full time position.

We don’t have a car in this race but find it funny
that this time around the mayor couldn’t let the
words ‘pay raise’ cross his lips or state the fact
that he again thinks he needs one.

The more things change…
Comments are always welcome.


Look in the mirror

July 22, 2015

peace

We are still giving a lot of thought to the
reason why or country has changed so much. If you
cruise the information highway in search of said
answer you know the results can be confusing.

Putting all that aside and going on just on my gut
feeling I believe the biggest problem is we’ve lost
our moral compass. And we have turned into a
society that doesn’t want to hurt the feelings of
others or be offended themselves.

What is going on now could never have happened 50
years ago. People had an unbreakable belief and our
government could not, and would not, tell them what
to do.

Abortions were illegal, to be a single mother
brought shame to the family unless she was a widow.
Being on welfare wasn’t a career it marked you as
someone who wanted something for nothing. The LGBT
crowd was lurking around somewhere but nobody heard
from them. Guns went everywhere including the
school parking lot yet nobody got shot. Anyone
seeking to change any of these beliefs were quickly
notified the citizens wouldn’t stand for it.

Some would say that made said citizens brave while
others would opine they were racists, homophobes,
and the like. But the truth is they had beliefs
that couldn’t be broken with fancy speeches, public
outcry, and small groups telling them they were
wrong.

The vast majority of Americans were willing to
stand up and say NO! Now we have some who say they
have convictions but say nothing so as not to
offend anyone. But freedom isn’t free and it never
has been. If you don’t believe in anything enough
to fight for it than don’t expect pity when bad
things happen.

We are the problem. Not the politicians we keep
re-electing, not all the talking heads making
noise, not the media. If you want to see the
real source of our problem, look in the mirror.
Comments are always welcome.


Crazy days

July 5, 2015

men

Is it just us or has our country gotten crazier
since the Supreme Court ruled on same sex marriage?
We wonder why these people believe their freedom to
marry trumps our right to religion. I have said I
don’t care if they want to get married, and I didn’t.

But I have changed my mind. Since the court said
they could wed a member of the same sex things have
gotten so volatile it is impossible to condone
their actions.

Anytime a baker, or any business person, tells you
they won’t do something for you the sane person
would find another who wants to do it and the money
involved with doing so. Now it seems like gays are
targeting Christian businesses who they know won’t
serve them, then suing them for standing by those
beliefs.

$135,000 for mental anguish because the Christian
baker wouldn’t make your wedding cake? Are we all
going insane? What happened to “love won”? If I
were on the jury you would not have gotten a dime.

You forget that we are born equal under the law,
not guaranteed to be coddled our entire life. I
don’t care what you do in the privacy of your home
and bedroom. I do care when you think just because
I don’t agree with you I owe you something.

My personality is usually pleasant but when you
start stepping on my toes my attitude kicks in,
and that is not pleasant. Since you are now acting
like a bunch of spoiled children since the Supreme
Court ruling, and trying to get governmental
intervention of my religious beliefs, I no longer
can condone same sex marriage. When you start
respecting my rights I’ll start respecting you.
Comments are always welcome.


Oh really?

July 2, 2015

1od

While cruising the information highway we ran
across the meme above and laughed then got angry at
what it implies. It seems to be aimed at those of
us who disagree with Obama’s policies. So I took
a minute to really look at the words.

And I came up with this. Patriotism is love of
country, not government. To those of us who took
an oath to defend the Constitution, Obama is not
someone we can stand with.

As to the claim that not obeying Obama is treason,
that is so ridiculous we don’t know what to say.
Does the designer of this meme have any idea what
treason means? We’ll help you out.

According to Webster’s New World Dictionary the
definition of treason is:
betrayal of one’s country to an enemy.

This begs the question; to which enemy are we
betraying our country to by not liking our current
president? We await your reply.

Since our flag will soon be under attack by these
same people because it offends them we feel it time
to say that we are offended by some flags also. We
really are offended by the rainbow flag, the flag
of Mexico, and the ISIS flag, And we strongly feel
that English should be official language of our country.

We’ll close with a quote from Abraham Lincoln:
“I believe that every individual is naturally
entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the
fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way
interferes with any other men’s rights.”
Comments are always welcome.


If this country still had balls

June 30, 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, our country is going
to hell in a hand-basket. This has been going of for
some time now but seems to have escalated under
this administration.

People have been dreaming up rights that are not
rights and sissifying our country. Yet we, the
majority sit around texting friends and watching
videos of cats while the foundation of our country
is being destroyed.

We should never be afraid of our government or
throw up our hands in surrender when things look
bleak. Christians are still a majority and if we
stood up and just said NO our message would be
heard.

Happiness is not a right, the pursuit of happiness
is. Our faith is a right given us in the first
amendment, if that offends you don’t come to our
services.

In the 1964 Memorial Edition of Profiles in
Courage, page 264, is the following:

“For in a democracy, every citizen, regardless of his
interest in politics, ‘hold office’; everyone of us
is in a position of responsibility; and, in the final
analysis, the kind of government we get depends upon
how we fulfill those responsibilities. We, the people,
are the boss, and we will get the kind of political
leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and
deserve.”

The time has passed to accept the leadership. We
now need to demand the government we deserve.
“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”
JFK December 5, 1961
Comments are always welcome.


Circus confusion

June 19, 2015

bono

After doing a little research on our Mayor’s hissy
fit that prompted a city council meeting tonight to
vote on removing our city administrator and city
attorney I admit to being confused. I may be wrong,
but here’s what I came up with.

The developer wanted a site off Brady that was
on a paved road, already graded, and had utilities
run to it yet somehow chose an undeveloped site that
needed a $4 million dollar road to get to it plus
grading work done and utilities run to it.

Only one Alderman claims he attended all the
meetings, did his homework, and knew the extra work
was part of the deal. The rest of the council
relied solely on greensheets and the same
information the one Alderman had. And after all
that it is somehow the fault of the city
administrator and city attorney that others didn’t
understand said developer would want utilities and
grading?

I have no car in this race but it seems to me like
the city council and not our administrator or
attorney fumbled this one. It also appears the Mayor
is mad because he may have to talk tax increases in
an election year.

We’ll still do our upcoming events post for things
involving car shows and cruises later today, but if
someone could clear up my confusion it would be
appreciated.
Comments are always welcome.


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