A little rant

December 19, 2019

I’ve been confused the last few days and haven’t been doing what I
should be doing, including this post. Nothing has been written here
about the impeachment process but that was on purpose. Today I will
get into politics and mention a few things that have been bothering
me.

Be forewarned that you may not like what is here if you are of a
certain political persuasion but it is still my opinion, laced with
a few facts, and not meant to be agreeable to all. If that thought
offends you it may be best if you stop by another day.

The kangaroo court impeachment process hasn’t been mentioned as I firmly believe it it isn’t going any further and will get voted down it the full Senate. The Democrats will keep looking for anything they feel will be worth trying it again away.

Now on the current batch of candidates running for president. If you
watch any television at all you have seen the commercials of those
who wish to be our next president. The majority of these drive me
crazy with the claims made.

Healthcare is not a right, free college is not a right, and we do
not live in a Democracy so nobody can harm it. And since when did it
become a crime to be a billionaire? Especially when it’s millionaires
running for office pointing it out. We don’t need more government or
silly laws, we need people in office who do what they swore they
would.

The latest mistake made was the laws against vaping products to
protect our kids against the dangers of using the product. Laws that
were passed banned flavored vaping oils that the younger generation
seem to like.

Then comes news vaping use among our younger citizens is higher than ever and they choose marijuana based based products to vape. Excuse me, isn’t that the product the laws were supposed to stop?

I could go on but will end it there. Enjoy our Thursday as it means
we’re only dream away from Friday and the weekend. No I need more
coffee and a piece of leftover pizza.
Comments are always welcome.


Is it just us?

November 14, 2019

Been going outside several times a day on the chance of getting a
picture of some critters. Evidently said critters think this is a
good time of the year to hibernate. Other than the feral cats the
neighborhood doesn’t have much wildlife lately.

Have a feeling that will change this weekend when the highs will
climb into the 40s and when it does we’ll be ready. Not sure what
kind of pictures we’ll get yet but with a couple of warmer days
the snow will be gone.

To be honest we’ve been paying more attention to political ads
on TV of late. Some of the many Democrats running for president
mention how they will restore our democracy or how Trump
and his billionaire friends have ruined it.

Problem is, we don’t live in a democracy we live in a federation.
If those running for the highest office don’t know this we don’t
hold out much hope for the future if these people get elected. It
seems the dog and pony show continues.

Personally, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Instead of
trying to impeach Trump and/or bad mouth him, why not take it
easy this election and wait for the next one? Statistically
any time one party has someone in the White House for two terms the other party wins the White House the next election.

Why not take the extra four years and plan out what you want to
do and run when the odds are with you? Seems like a whole lot of
hoopla and hurt feelings about nothing. Instead of spending all
the time trying to impeach Trump they should passing bills that
people start noticing.

That’s my two cents worth and what I think. If you think
differently that’s fine. If you don’t like my opinion, that’s
fine too. But I doubt anyone out there could convince me the
current candidates aren’t crazier than outhouse rats.

Enjoy our Thursday as it means we’re that much closer to the
weekend and a little warm up. Now for some coffee.
Comments are always welcome.


Change of plans

October 17, 2019

Was going to do a different post but felt that could wait until
Friday and air my feelings about the soap opera which some call the ongoing battle between our President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Our current Speaker of the House does not get along with our President and has a habit of storming out of meetings with same claiming to be offended by something said and address the nearest TV News camera. I always thought the title ‘speaker’ meant someone well versed who could enter a meeting and have a civil discourse with anyone.

Apparently not. Our House of Representatives is the lower house of
the national legislature and the Senate is the upper house. The House
passes Bills which then go the Senate for a full vote and then, if
passed, sent to the President for consideration. They also initiate all
Bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.

With all the impeachment talks going on we know what they’re concentrating on. The House has spent an estimated $300 million so farin their attempt to impeach the President and I feel have broken many laws in doing so. It has not been put to a vote, it is as partisan as the day is long, and many more.

If the Speaker of our House cannot manage a simple meeting with the president, how can she manage the House of Representatives? She is the poster child for term limits. I would mention television coverage of the meetings and inevitable walk outs but that may be a post for another day.

Enjoy our Thursday as tomorrow we’ll return with a post complete with
pictures. Now I need more coffee and a cheeseburger.
Comments are always welcome.


Election results

October 8, 2019

The unofficial results of the primary election are as follows.

For Mayor-

Mike Madson got 2,157 votes (33.39%)

Rita Rawson got 1,478 votes (22.88%)

Don Portes got 1,470 vote (22.76%)

Elizabeth VanCamp got 567 votes (8.78%)

Steve Duffy got 424 votes (6.56%)

Dean Weber got 354 votes (5.48%)

There were 10 write-in votes.

To see all the results, go here.

In Ward 3, 4, and 5 the incumbents took first place.


Hocus pocus

October 3, 2019

The Democrat candidates for president are going crazy about all the ‘gun violence’ and are not to be deterred by facts. Since it is October the FBI has released their Uniform Crime Report for 2018. And not to burst said candidates bubble, but violent crime is down.

All violent crime is down 3.3% percent from last year and 9% below
the 2009 levels. It is also up 4.7% above the 2014 level. Aggravated
assaults accounted for 66.9% of violent crimes in 2018, robbery was at
23.4%, rape 8.4%, and murder 1.3%.

So why not enact stricter laws and penalties for the assaults and
leave the guns out. But no, the mental midgets in Congress want to
take our assault rifles. Isn’t it justified you ask? No.

Of the 14,123 murders in 2018 an estimated 10,256 involved firearms.
But that is misleading. Murders committed with rifles of any kind were
297 last year. Let that sink in. 10,256 murders by firearms, 297 with
rifles, including the assault rifles.

Yet many Democrats want to ban ‘assault rifles’? We’re told that last
year one was 5 times more likely to be killed with a knife than any
any rifle. The AR-15 and Ak-47 are rifles. Quit shipping the bull.
We’re getting tired of hearing it.

Instead, read the Constitution and follow your oath to protect and
defend it. Quit trying to railroad our president and do what you were
elected to do. If you want to get rid of gun violence do something to
get guns out of the hands of people who shoot other people. The
hocus pocus is getting old.
Comments are always welcome.


Crazy times

September 30, 2019

Yesterday I went out to get some air and saw this kitten attacking
the back tire of the wifes car. Not sure what the tire did to get the
attention of said kitten, but it spent about 5 minutes waging war with
it.

I have been following the political news yet not in the conventional
way of watching the big media outlets. No, I’ve been looking at the
memes posted all over the internet. Some are getting really creative
in expressing their angst.

These have covered the impeachment fiasco, the vaping nonsense, and Beto O’Rourkes melt down among other things. The circus is in our nations capital again and seems to be run by one political party. While it is entertaining at times it does make one wonder why these legends in the their minds are even needed.

What little I’ve heard lately doesn’t sound like rational adults
having a discussion about important issues. It sounds more like the
babbling of per-pubescent children having a temper tantrum. Trump is
dividing the country?

And why do the Democrats who are running for president keep bringing up how bad health car is? It’s their baby. They voted in the Affordable Care Act, Republicans didn’t. They knew it was a pile of manure when they voted it in.

The TV commercials are no better. Seen Trump called a failure,
a racist, and just about everything else except what he is. Our
President. Are the Democrats that afraid that Trump might actually
drain the swamp if he gets re-elected? After all, he has proven that
you don’t have to be a career politician to get things done.

I’m getting worked up again so wish you a great Monday and hope you enjoy it. Now for some coffee to calm my nerves.
Comments are always welcome.


Monday mirth

September 23, 2019

It was election time and the politician decided to go out to the local reservation and try to get the Native American vote.They were all assembled in the Council Hall to hear the speech.The politician had worked up to his finale, and the crowd was getting more and more excited.

“I promise better education opportunities for Native Americans!”
The crowd went wild, shouting “Hoya! Hoya!”.

The politician was a bit puzzled by the native word, but was encouraged by their enthusiasm.
“I promise gambling reforms to allow a Casino on the Reservation!”
“Hoya! Hoya!” cried the crowd, stomping their feet.

“I promise more social reforms and job opportunities for Native Americans!” The crowd reached a frenzied pitch shouting “Hoya! Hoya! Hoya!”

After the speech, the Politician was touring the Reservation, and saw a tremendous herd of cattle. Since he was raised on a ranch,and knew a bit about cattle, he asked the Chief if he could get closer to take a look at the cattle.
“Sure,” the Chief said, “but be careful not to step in the hoya…”