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.


Not what we were promised

March 8, 2017

As a gun bill is making its way through our Iowa legislation
so many changes have been made in the name of compromise that
the bill cannot even be considered a shell of its former
self. If this bill passes we fail to see how any true patriot
could be happy with it.

The Constitutional carry portion of the bill is gone.
Representative Matt Windshitl made a deal that took it out of
the bill. If you aren’t happy about this you can call him at
515-570-5769 or email him at matt.windshitl@legis.iowa.gov

The stand your ground portion of the bill is also gone. Key
provisions in the bill that protect gun owners when defending
their rights have been gutted. We don’t see anything that
would change with the passage of this portion of the bill the
way it currently reads. This was done by Representative Matt
windhitl.

It’s time to quit buying the bull we’re being shipped and let
these “Leaders” know this is not what we want. No more watered
down ghosts of what we were promised when we elected them. If
you’re not sure how to reach the House leadership, they are:

Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer
614-425-8806
linda.upmeyer@ligis.iowa.gov

Speaker Pro-Tem Matt Windshitl
515-570-5769
matt.windschitl@legis.iowa.gov

Majority Leader Chris Hagenow
515-371-6429
chris.hagenow@legis.iowa.gov

You can also see a newsletter from Iowa Gun Owners that is
a bit lengthy, but well worth a watch, here.

With that, we hope you enjoy our Wednesday. Now I need to
find something to fuel the body.
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.


Still waiting…

December 2, 2016

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Just into December and get news Chicago has had more
homicides than in recent years. A total of 3,436 people were
shot and wounded, 662 were shot and killed, and 738 homicides
have occurred so far this year.

And we’re still waiting for a response from Black Lives
Matter. After all, 77.9% of the victims are black and males
are getting shot at a ratio of 8.95 to 1 compared to females,
while 30-34 year olds are the majority of victims. That is
a 48.2% increase over last year.

Just in November alone, 324 were shot and wounded, 76 were
shot and killed, and 81 homicides occurred. In November 2015
those numbers were 165 shot and wounded, 37 dead and in 2014
125 were shot and shot and wounded while 38 died from being
shot.

Chicago already has some of the strictest gun control laws in
the country, people are dying at an alarming rate, and Black
Lives Matter is not seen or heard. If it has to be an officer
involved shooting to get BLM involved, 11 have been shot and
killed by police and 14 wounded.

These numbers equate to someone getting shot every 1 hour and
58 minutes and someone get shot and killed every 10 hours and
57 minutes, 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Why isn’t this causing more outrage than the rare shooting
that happens to involve a member of law enforcement? Where is
the news conference from our president saying this is not
acceptable? Just like our white privilege,
we’re still waiting for it.

Enjoy the weekend even if you have to work. Tomorrow we may
see snow here on the east coast of Iowa, and while it’s not
supposed to stick around too long I’m charging up my camera
battery. Keep the shiny side up and I’ll eat a pizza for you.
Comments are always welcome.


Our mess

October 18, 2016

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The presidential debate is tomorrow, election day is near,
and our country is as divided as ever. A lot of us know who
we’re going to vote for, and why, but are voting for very
different reasons.

We have one candidate who is a proven liar and insider and
one with no political experience who wants to shake things
up. We have a current president who calls any question of
voter fraud ridiculous when his campaign committed voter
fraud to get him elected.

It’s been said by some that if one candidate gets elected
some are moving to another country while Russia claims it
will bomb us if the other one gets in.

We have one party who doesn’t want voter I.D. while the
other party does. One has admitted to the desire to take our
guns while the other doesn’t. And a media that couldn’t
report the news if they read the handbook.

And we have some younger voters who don’t know shit from
Shinola. While I’m sure the parents of these college kids are
proud I find it ironic that they can’t name the current vice
president yet are eligible to vote.

We are cursed to live in interesting times. For those who
intend to watch the debate tomorrow we hope your candidate
wins the debate. For those who don’t, enjoy
your Wednesday night.
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.


While we were sleeping

October 5, 2016

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I can’t help but get the feeling that while I slumbered
through the night somebody moved my carcass to another
country. This is not the place I grew up in.

In the place that I grew up in nobody would dare step on our
flag, not stand and face that flag during our National Anthem,
and didn’t riot loot and burn our cities.

I grew up in a place where courtesy was the norm, morals were
above reproach, and people had common sense. A place where if
somebody hurt your feelings the fight was on. This place I
came from didn’t coddle the underachievers nor tell us what
we think. We paid a hell of lot fewer taxes and got more in
return.

In that place, at that time, we believed in God, family, and
that you had to believe in something or you’d fall for
anything. Today, people are falling for everything while
wanting to be paid for doing nothing.

Our government is corrupt, the media is one-sided, the work
force is low, and the world is thinking we have all gone
crazy. Some in our government are pushing gun control like it
is the answer to all our problems. We know some of the
current bunch don’t believe in our Constitution, but they
should at least know what is in it.

It is really quite simple; what part of shall not be
infringed don’t you understand? According to Webster’s New
World Dictionary infringe means to break (a law or pact),
to encroach on (the rights of others).

We need to get back on the right track before we pass the
point of no return.
Comments are always welcome.