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.

The voting dilemma

August 20, 2020

Had some things come up that needed attention and didn’t get a chance to post yesterday but the issues are now resolved. Sometimes things just take a little longer when we get older.

Lately Democrats have been pushing ‘vote by mail’ and saying it’s
the same as an absentee ballot. Turns out there are differences
between the two and we’ll try to explain them as we remember.

Basically, an absentee ballot must be requested and when received
the signature is checked against your voter registration card to
ensure the voter did fill it out. The signature must match to be

Vote by mail forms can be filled out and signed by anyone, not
necessarily the voter and isn’t checked for authenticity before
being counted. It is not the same as an absentee ballot for the
reasons stated above and is more prone to fraud.

Our state doesn’t do the ‘vote by mail’ but we did receive a
request form for an absentee ballot to “prevent the spread of
COVID-19”. On said form we must include either driver’s license
number or our four digit voter pin number.

Once we fill the form out and mail it an absentee ballot will be
sent to us to fill out. Seems silly to me. We used an absentee
ballot once when we knew we would be traveling on election day.

It is our right to go to the polls to vote and we wish to exercise
that right. If grocery and big box stores are safe for us to use,
so should the polls.

Enjoy our Thursday. Now I need coffee.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


June 5, 2020

We made it to Friday without the government telling us we now
needed to pull the masks up to cover our eyes. Heard city leaders in
Minneapolis are talking of defunding the police. Oh, what could go
wrong there?

And while the protesting was gathering steam not a word from our
government officials about said protestors practicing social
distancing, UNTIL, people noticed and started talking about it while
these people believe the politicians are the answer to the problems.

They are the problem! Yet these protests keep coming and being
allowed to not practice social distancing but the regular person can’t
go see a movie as we’re told that would violate social distancing. All
this because a certain segment of our population can’t stand the fact
that Trump is doing his job and hasn’t been removed from office.

I hope these people are tracking those who refuse to wear the masks.
Never worn one, never will. I do have health issues that would exempt
me from wearing one but refuse to ask my doctor for a note. I am not
in elementary school and owe no one an explanation.

Trying to impeach Trump didn’t work, the virus didn’t keep us all
home peeking out our blinds for violations of the mask order, and
I believe the protests and rioting will backfire on the people
funding them.

This is America people. We used to stand together in tough times,
and were proud to do so. Now people are trying to divide us for
their own agenda. Let’s hope that doesn’t work.

Enjoy our Friday as the interesting times continue. Now for more
coffee with no media interference.
Comments are always welcome.