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

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…”

Had to do it

September 19, 2019

I broke a long standing tradition this morning and watched about a
half hour of ‘America’s Most Watched News Program’. I did this with the
intention of seeing if anything had changed since I quit watching. It
has not.

During that short time I watched coverage of the fact that the Prime
Minister of Canada wore brown face 20 years ago, an intelligence
official claimed Trump made illegal promises to an unknown Leader of
another country, a flying car that doesn’t fly, how Houston first
responders answered over 1,000 calls for rescue from people who had
driven through floodwater, and that Al Roker had hip surgery.

Well that ‘news’ just caused me to renew my resolve not to watch any
national news and will tell you why here. First thing is I considered
none of what I saw as news. How much bull can they ship with a
straight face.

Prime Mister Trudeau said he did dress in brown face for an Arabian
Nights costume party and now feels it was racist. Wow!

I don’t see how Trump talking to another ‘unnamed’ world leader, as
yet unknown, is news. Sounds like rumor to me.

The flying car turned out to be a hydrofoil in Paris. The electric
powered vehicle costs $200,000 and claim is it would soon be
used as taxis in major cities worldwide that have waterways. It takes
35 minutes to charge them which give these electric miracles a 25
minute run time.

And I’m sorry Mr. Roker needed surgery yet do not consider it news
that he did. I guess the show must go on.

Another thing that irked me was the fact the term ‘Global Climate
Crisis’ was mentioned several times during my short experiment. I
consider it a crock and fail to see how more taxes would solve

Houston felt the effects of a tropical storm and once the rain stopped all these people thought they had boats? Some may have tryingto get work or had other legitimate reasons for trying but common sense has to kick in at some point.

I’m going outside now to experience nature and get my sanity back.
Comments are always welcome.

Here we go again

September 13, 2019

We didn’t watch the debate of the Democrat candidates for president
but heard a little about it on local news. To be honest, I don’t see
what all the fuss is about. Most candidates are members of Congress
and as such have one job to do, and they can’t even do that.

The oath they pledge is a simple one:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

They all seem to have forgotten the first segment of said oath. The
Constitution is very clear about the right to keep and bear arms yet
some claim it’s open to interpretation while others disregard it
altogether. Those who claim confiscation is within their rights forget
why the 2nd Amendment was written.

Between the anti-gun groups and the talk of health care I’m beginning to think most in Washington are crazier than out house rats. Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act all by themselves yet want to change it because it is so bad. How about leaving our personal decisions alone and obey your oath of office?

This is my opinion and yours will probably be different than mine.
I’m just one American who’s tired of these clowns being all show and
no go.

Enjoy our Friday as the weekend is upon us. Now for more coffee.
Comments are always welcome.