Racists? Really?

March 15, 2017

The Stand Your Ground bill has passed to the Iowa House and
the anti-gun group is going to need a safe space. During the
public speaking speaking segment in our capitol, activists were
vocal. They claim gun owners will shoot people in the street,
their children will be shot because they’re the black kids who
wear hoodies, and worse.

Some have even gone so far as to call Stand Your Ground a
modern day lynching bill. And they are welcome to their opinion
on the subject. One comment, however, sticks in my craw. No
name was given to the person who made the comment that
offends me but they said the only people who want the Stand
Your Ground are ‘white, redneck, racists.’

Merriam-Webster describes a redneck as: a white member of the
Southern rural laboring class.

I will not apologize for being born white, or the fact that
I am a redneck. I AM offended being called a ‘racist’. I don’t
have a racist bone in my body, I don’t hate anyone, and
I don’t know any racists personally. That would make you the
racist.

About 10% of the population of Iowa are concealed carry permit
holders now. We went through this when Iowa changed from may
issue to shall issue. When that bill was being discussed the
same people protested and stated that we would have blood
running in our streets if it passed.

You brought the whole dog and pony show to the Capital, and
when it passed, nothing happened. If you feel safe without a
firearm, that is your right. You do not have the right to try
and take mine away or tell me how I can use it.

Enjoy the rest of our Wednesday. We won’t have another one
until next week. And now, I hear a herd of tacos calling to
me. I may just have to have a dozen or so.
Comments are always welcome.


We live in interesting times

March 2, 2017

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An old saying goes “Politicians and diapers must be changed
often, and for the same reason.” Some say Mark Twain coined
the phrase, others insist it was Jose Maria De Eca De Queiroz.
Regardless of who came up with it, we agree.

We didn’t watch President Trumps speech but couldn’t avoid
the fallout from the major news fabricating companies who lean
to the left. For instance, the wife likes to watch the Today
Show and I usually tune it out as I consider it more of a talk
show than a news program.

The day after the speech I did pay attention when Matt Lauer
stated that “Mister” Trump gave a speech last night. I don’t
remember Obama ever being called “Mister” on that program when
he was in office. But I digress.

During the speech some of the Democrats in attendance wore
white in protest of the right to life movement that our new
president seems to endorse. That’s their right. Some didn’t
stand and applaud during the standing ovation for fallen
Navy Seal Ryan Owens and his widow Carryn. That is also their
right.

Yet I find it ironic that Owens died protecting their right
to do so and they didn’t have the common decency, or class,
to at least stand. We wouldn’t include Pelosi or Franken in
this bunch as Franken did stand during the second ovation and
Pelosi probably didn’t even know where she was.

Instead of wearing matching outfits like a pre-school class
on graduation day, or sitting in protest, why not try doing
your jobs and at least try to find some common ground. Pouting
doesn’t look professional.

Then here in Iowa we have a bill moving through the
statehouse awaiting passage so the governor can sign it. The
bill includes stand your ground, Constitutional carry, and
lowering the age you can teach your children to shoot.
This is a case of be careful what you wish for.

We would welcome the bill, as originally written. However,
the stand your ground portion has been diluted to a point it
is basically worthless. If the bill, as now amended, passes
a gun owner could be charged with a crime and open to a
lawsuit from the criminals estate.

When confronted about the changes that weaken the bill one
law-maker stated it was a mistake. We cannot allow such
mistakes to happen. The bill should be passed as written.

That’s why I don’t follow politics as closely as I used to.
Now, since it’s a beautiful day outside I’m going to work up
an appetite with of the goal of consuming 2 pizzas today. We
hope you enjoy our first Thursday in March.
Comments are always welcome.


Stuck

November 22, 2016

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We’re going to touch on two things that have stuck in our
craw and hope you bear with us. The first is the fact that on
this day in 1963, president John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
When news broke the country cried and was glued to their TVs
to get the latest news.

Schools were dismissed when the news was confirmed and people
gathered in disbelief. Many of us think that he was the last
American Democrat president. By that we mean he thought the
people run the government, higher taxes were not the answer for
prosperity, and he supported the 2nd Amendment.

And the second thing you ask? The Dakota Access Pipeline
protest. Since we hardly ever follow the drive-by media and
their take on things we have our own thoughts. American
Indians are protesting said pipeline that would destroy their
burial grounds and the pipeline would run beneath their water
drinking water source, Lake Oahe.

Having heard both sides of the argument we stand with the
Indians and here’s why. Those who say the pipeline doesn’t run
through the reservation so there are no “sacred grounds” are
like a peg leg pirate tightrope walker. It’s possible, but not
believable. Many forget this entire country once belonged to the
Indians until our ancestors forced them onto reservations.
One would imagine there are Indian burial grounds all over.

What we did hear from the media is the protestors are violent
and force was necessary. Yes there are some burned out cars on
the road, but yet we wonder this. If state and federal law
enforcement are on one side of the road why do they have to
fire rubber bullets while aiming for head shots and spray them
with water cannons in frigid temperatures?

Several people, including a 13 year old girl were shot in the
face, 167 people had suffered injuries, seven had to be
hospitalized, a tribal elder went into cardiac arrest, and one
woman may lose her arm because of a percussion grenade.

Drive by media keeps saying that not all the protestors are
of Indian descent and miss the point. While it is true these
people are joining the Standing Rock Sioux, media doesn’t
mention the fact that the new arrivals are veterans, patriots,
and other like minded people who don’t like peoples’ rights
trampled on.

Yet those mad that Trump won and Black Lives Matter block
roads, beat Trump voters, and loot with little consequence. If
these rioters were treated like the North Dakota protestors
are being treated we wonder how those protesters would react.

Links are supplied for those who need to check everything on
the internet and this post may be slightly biased, but I am
an American who is part Indian.
Comments are always welcome.


What day is it?

October 12, 2016

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Yes it’s National Farmers’ Day. We know you didn’t forget
but wanted to remind those who did. Even if you don’t live
in an agricultural state you still have to eat and what you
eat was grown somewhere, so give a nod to those who produce
it.

With that being said we’d like to remind those among us who
keep referring to America as a Democracy, it is not. America
is is a Constitutional Republic. There is a difference. It’s
simple really. In a constitutional Republic candidates are
elected by the people to represent said people and must run
the government according to the Constitution which limits
their power.

This form of government is suppose to recognize that the
existing law is unchangeable, or at the very least that it
is not government who can change it. Regardless of what Obama
and others keep telling us our Constitution is based on the
Bible, the Magna Carta, and the Declaration of Independence.

This Constitution states man’s sovereignty, the divine nature
of our creation, and our divine right to life, liberty, the
means to acquire and possess property, and the pursuit of
happiness. And the reason for a Constitutional Republic is to
put limits on the tyranny of the majority.

This begs the question: if the government can’t change the
existing laws how are they changing the existing laws without
penalty? Also, since they are trying to change so many of our
established laws, are we still a Constitutional Republic?

New rights appear almost daily when there is no power to
write such rights. Clearly the 2nd Amendment is, and has
been under attack and without repercussions. Do we have any
recourse when our government breaks the very Constitution it
has sworn to uphold?

Governments answer to almost any problem is to raise taxes
or enact new taxes. Here’s a news flash government- we don’t
need new taxes, we need new faces in our government who will
do what we elected them to do.

Now I go in search of a pizza and a tall glass of lemonade.
Enjoy your Wednesday, and observe National Farmers’ Day.
Comments are always welcome.


Just thinking

October 10, 2016

The police cars are gone, the media has reported on the
shots fired call, and things are back to our version of
normal. A house was shot at that had people in it, nobody was
hurt, and casings were recovered.

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So when I woke up this morning I ventured outside to take a
few pictures. For some reason that process calms me down and
grounds my soul. And I just got to thinking how totally
confusing our society is today to someone who is a child of
the 50s.

Even in the presidential debates the candidates were saying
things on live TV that would have gotten our mouths washed
out with soap. When we were growing up Lucy and Ricky slept
in twin beds and the kisses were timed! Now it seems like
anything goes.

And if we mention these facts we are told that was the old
days and how it is better today than it was then. I have to
ask how? The kids I see don’t respect anything or anybody,
racial tension is up, and we are berated if we disagree with
the status quo.

Laws are being blatantly ignored, money has replaced God,
and our government is shipping in people who hate us and our
country. Lying is condoned while being corrupt has turned
into a badge of honor for some. Law enforcement is under
attack, our rights are being violated or lost, and our
military no longer has the might it once did because those
who can make a difference are closet socialists who believe
all mankind can get along together without fighting.

If that’s the better version of what we had, I’ll be found
outside taking pictures. At least I understand wildlife and
nature. Enjoy your Monday.
Comments are always welcome.


Memory

October 6, 2016

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A wise person once said ‘Memory is the power to gather roses
in winter’. I was trying my darnedest to remember my first
experience with someone being offended, and it hit me. The
green ball cap.

The rocky place I was at turned into a grassy field which
led to gurgling brook and that took to back to reality. Oh
yeah, the green hat. In the 1980s I had a green ball cap that
pissed off more women than being at a function in the same
dress.

The hat had ‘Life is too short to dance with ugly women’
stenciled on the front and caused me to be accosted by more
women who took the saying seriously. It got so bad I quit wearing
the hat.

But I remember women pointing their fingers in my face and
asking why I was calling them ugly. The first few times it
happened were confusing. I’m in a store looking at work boots
and my hat was like a beacon to all the unhinged ladies
within 50 feet of said hat.

It was a hat with a goofy saying on it that I likened to
‘Kiss Me I’m Irish’. But it didn’t take long to learn that
the ladies either ignored it or acted like I was on the sex
offenders registry list. I couldn’t figure it out then, and
still can’t today, but it has been so long I forgot what ever
became of the offending cap.

If I had the hat today, and decided to wear it, I imagine
entire sororities would be classified as “Safe Spots”. At any
rate my hats now all have tool logos, car clubs, or sporting
goods advertising gracing the front. And that was my first time
realizing we can’t wear what we want in public.

Today men can go into the ladies bathroom and ladies can
enter the mens room. Some lives matter, police and veterans
are looked down upon, we are being told we have to change
some of our beliefs, and the government wants our guns.

If that’s progress, count me out. Call me whatever you wish
for such beliefs but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I’ll close there as I here a pizza yodeling one of my all time
favorites to get my attention. Enjoy your Thursday, the
weekend is almost here.
Comments are always welcome.


What happened?

September 20, 2016

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I don’t watch a lot of television. Perry Mason might make it
on my watch list, but there are no “news” programs, talk
shows, or reality shows on said list. The reason for this is
simple, none of them have any semblance of reality or
entertainment.

Occasionally I will open a news page on the information
highway knowing it’s also a gamble what is read is true. In
our modern, politically correct society, is seems even the
news is biased to ensure nobody s feelings are hurt. And that
got me thinking.

When did we go from the have the fight, shake hands after
and go about your business to people needing “safe” spaces
because their feelings are hurt? We have gone from a time
when the best three got trophies to everybody who enters gets
one.

Yes all citizens have rights. But those claiming their
rights have somehow been violated forget a few important things.
With rights come responsibility. Said rights are guaranteed
to us as written, not your interpretation of what you think
they should be. And nobody owes you anything.

If all you whining hypocrites want to know where the problem
really is, look in the mirror. You are the one who has been
buying the bull that they shipped you. If you really want to
find the truth, educate yourself don’t buy their version just
because they have the same political party or they sound
intelligent.

Stop the bull and look at what’s going on while you’re busy
thinking about your hurt feelings. We could all get a hell
of lot more done, in less time, if we put our alleged
differences aside and worked together. Just saying.
Comments are always welcome.