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.


Lord love a duck

October 10, 2019

Made the mistake of watching, and reading, some news today and have to say the times are changing. We heard about Matt Lauer being a bad boy again, the nonsense that is our Congress, and how we’re going to have a cold morning come Saturday.

Now if you believe that news is fair and balanced while not being biased you probably won’t like this post, but I can’t help myself. Those who believe in Climate Change enough to protest confuse the hell out of me.

In the past pictures after some protests show litter strewed about and
nothing said about actually doing something to fix the problem. The
latest article seen was about a Climate Change protest in London where the author found it hilarious that the protesters were doing yoga, interpretive dance, and weird things on a blocked off street.

The street was blocked off so cars wouldn’t pollute yet plastic tents
and shelters were all over the place along with paper and plastic
banners wanting the government to move faster on greenhouse gas
emissions. Of course they also had to fight with the police.

One would be more inclined to believe the seriousness of these people
if they were seen picking up trash and actually doing something that
might help our environment. Because we don’t see that I’m leaning
towards the belief that that said protesters are unemployed and too
dumb to realize they are being used to make us feel guilty.

I also believe there is nothing mankind can do to change the climate.
Climate has been changing since the earth has been here and will
continue to do so after we’re gone. This is just a huge con to justify
sky high taxes in the future. We don’t have a climate crisis, we have
a common sense crisis.

Enjoy our Thursday as the weekend is but a dream away. Now I need
more coffee and some bacon.
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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.
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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
anything.

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.
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What if?

September 3, 2019

We will forewarn those who are easily offended and believe all the politicians tell us, this post is not for you as it contains my opinion.

With so many presidential candidates campaigning on how they’d save us from global climate change wouldn’t it be ironic if the cause is not man made but caused by a shift in the Earth’s orbit? If true, and if the climate change is real, there isn’t anything anyone could do about it.

UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki found that
a change in the Earth’s orbital cycle affects the climate. But don’t
take our word for it, check out the Science Daily website from 2010
for the whole story.

So if there is no need for the candidates to save us from our evil ways, what would their solutions actually accomplish? I mean aside from separating us from more of our paycheck. As someone who has no desire in running for any office this seems crazier than most ideas that we’ve heard.

Just for the sake of being ornery, here’s a thought. If there is a
climate change going on, and if it’s caused by a change in our orbit,
it would make more sense to study how much of a change is coming.
Then prepare people for something that nobody can stop.

The staff of these politicians must sit up all night to think up
causes like this, and if they don’t we’d like to know what they’re
smoking. We’ll just be glad when the election is over so the daily
nonsense of the political circus returns.

Enjoy our Tuesday as we will. Now I go search of coffee and some
juice.
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It’s here

September 2, 2019

Well the unofficial end of summer is here. Labor Day was started as a
way to honor the American labor movement and the day was officially
declared a federal holiday in 1894.

In some states Labor Day is the first three day weekend of the new
school year while other states have laws that prevent schools from
starting the school year until after Labor Day. Even if you don’t get
Labor Day off, it does affect us all in some ways.

As mentioned, schools start around this day. In the state of
Minnesota the State Fair ends on Labor Day, and if you’re fashion
conscious it’s the last day one can wear white. Or so we’re told.

And a lot of sports involve the holiday in one form or another. The
NCAA teams play their first games over the weekend and the NFL play
their kickoff game the Thursday after the holiday. NASCAR holds the
Southern 500 race at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend and
at Indianapolis Raceway Park the NHRA holds their finals for the
NHRA U.S. Nationals over this weekend.

Labor Day is also the mid-point of weeks one and two of the U.S. Open
Tennis Championships. And in major cities their are celebrations. New
York has the Labor Day Carnival and fireworks at Coney Island, and in
Washington, D.C., they hold a free Labor Day Concert.

And many retailers hold Labor Day sales that are second only to Black
Friday. So whatever you think of the holiday it does touch us all. So
if you have the day off enjoy it and if you don’t just walk around
grinning like a fool. Others will be wondering what you’re up to.

Enjoy our Monday as we will. Now I need more coffee as I ponder
making an omelette out of whatever is in the fridge.
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Amazing lady

August 29, 2019

The car enthusiast world lost another legend too young. Jessi Combs
was only 36 years old when she died Tuesday trying to break her own land speed record on a dry lake bed in Oregon. The fastest woman alive left us still owning that title.

The meme above was a post on her facebook page that many felt said a lot about her attitude. She was a graduate of Wyotec, racer, gearhead, and media personality that fellow gearheads liked to follow. She was also an off-road racer with wins to her credit and a fabricator and car builder.

She became the fastest woman alive in 2013 with a world land speed record of 398 mph in a four wheeled vehicle. Last year she made a one way pass of 483 mph but didn’t set a record due to
mechanical issues. A few days before her death she said she wanted to hit 619 mph in the car.

Calling the vehicle she drove a car is a bit of a stretch for some who don’t follow the land speed attempts. Basically it is a wingless jet with 4 wheels attached and a jet engine that produces the equivalent of 52,000 horsepower. Not your average grocery getter.

She was one of those people who crammed 100 years of living into her 36 years on earth. Our condolences to family, crew, co-workers, and friends.

Enjoy our Thursday as even with the sad news the sun is shining here. Now I need more coffee and some non-healthy food.
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