Something going on…

April 22, 2021

The cat above has a look we know all too well. We see it every morning when looking in the mirror. A look that says ‘what planet do you come from?’ Riots are now protests and it’s alright to burn down entire city blocks with immunity. Where protests block streets and roads while destroying other peoples property. Don’t these mental midgets realize they won?

The policeman was tried and convicted, you got what you said you wanted, and yet you continue to destroy the city around you. And there are calls for more violence, more criminals let out of prison, and less police. Never once wondering why the powers that be want to divide our country. Could it be they want to keep the people arguing to hide what they’re doing in plain sight?

If these rioters are being paid to riot someone should follow the money trail. Bet some of us could figure it out for ourselves but that would only be speculation. Doesn’t anyone consider that with the great unifier in office we have more mass shootings, more protests, more illegal aliens, a lot more national debt, and more crime than before he took office? Just asking for a friend.

Don’t know the answers just know it’s getting old and doesn’t pass the smell test. That’s my opinion, you’re welcome to yours. Enjoy our Thursday and it means the weekend is but a dream away. Now for some coffee and breakfast. Comments are always welcome.


April 8, 2021

There are days when we shine like the brightest stars and days when we fizzle out. Yesterday was a lazy day. Rain off and on for a good part of the day and it was just gray enough to make it seem like night was fast approaching. So it was decided I’d take a casual day from retirement and do nothing.

Worked out pretty good if I do say so myself as absolutely nothing got done. Well, a lot of thinking got done with no action to fix any of the problems solved. They were just put in the rotating file and left to wait for a better day. Today started out about the same and we’re told rain is on the way. Difference is, today something will get done even if it’s wrong.

Since Tomorrow is my birthday the dreaded question came up. Yep, the wife asked what I wanted for my birthday. She didn’t accept my first answer so I switched the second before it had a chance to leave my mouth. Basically knew I wouldn’t get world peace anyway. Yet the question gets harder every year and since I’ll be 70 tomorrow it was a tough one.

Speaking for myself, as I get older more doesn’t seem like the great answer as it did in my youth. Getting older I realize that all I have will have to be gone through by somebody once I’m gone. All the tools, toys, and everything else will turn from gold to someone elses’ junk. So what I’d like to see tomorrow is nothing more than everyone having a good day.

Enjoy our Thursday as the weekend is only a dream away. Now for some coffee. Comments are always welcome.


Clock’s ticking

March 31, 2021

Slept half the day away this morning, it’s almost April, and am beginning to believe the old tale about time speeds up as we get older. Never was one for sleeping in, or getting eight hours a night, and when I ask the wife to get me up if I’m still sleeping when gets home, her reply is I look so peaceful sleeping. Except for the occasional fight while sleeping being at peace is a good option.

And we have Easter Sunday coming up. This one might be different than most in our past. Are churches even open to the public or do they video on social media? My how things have changed. This whole virus debacle has allowed our control driven government to control even more of our lives than at any point I can remember. What happened to the land of the free?

My Mother-in-law is still in the hospital with a non-Covid related issue and is getting better. Not sure when she’ll be discharged but things are looking good. And our local hospital has a new policy concerning visitors. I realize they don’t want to spread the virus but cannot figure out the one visitor a day policy. Even having one visitor in the morning and one in the afternoon doesn’t too dangerous to this old redneck.

Which begs the question; when will we get back to normal? Or at least the old standard of normal. This whole event has not affected the wildlife, as far as we can see. Plenty of birds singing, the feral cats are doing good, and the four legged critters that come out at night haven’t disappeared. Time will tell.

Enjoy our Wednesday as we’re halfway to the weekend. Now for coffee. Comments are always welcome.


Giving it a shot

March 29, 2021

Just when you think you think you think you have things all lined up, things go FUBAR and you have start again. We took the oxygen concentrator over to my Mother-in-laws the other day in the hopes it would make her life a little easier. Learned this morning that she is in the hospital again with unrelated issues. The wife is on her way to visit and find out what said issues are.

On another note, heard Biden said that veterans and ex-police officers are the cause of the rise in white supremacy. Lord love a duck! With all the bull being shipped out of Washington that has to be at the top of the pile. I’m not in a good mood anyway since I found out coffee prices are going up, again. The politicians we have wouldn’t know the first thing about the average American, how we live, or what we want. If they did we’d have term limits.

As a veteran I find Bidens’ statement beyond stupid. Just more proof that the man is brain dead and should not be trying to lead our country. But as someone said a long time ago, if you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it. Thank God we still have some people around who can still think for themselves and see through the push to dumb down our country. I neither want nor need governments help and would be happy as a clam if many of them just went away.

Enjoy our Monday. Now I need coffee while we can afford it. Comments are always welcome.


Really?

March 19, 2021

We will forewarn those who are easily offended, those who believe the government only wants to help us, and others buying the bull being shipped, that this post may not be for you. We will not be responsible for any health issues that arise if these people continue reading this post.

But before the post, a quick mention of something of interest to us. There has been talk of who would replace Rush Limbaugh, or at least take over his time slot on the radio. Don’t believe anyone could replace him but someone has been tagged to take over the time slot. Starting in late April Dan Bongino will fill the 3 hours of talk radio formally occupied by Rush. We follow his podcasts and look forward the seeing him on the radio.

Not sure how many know this but earlier this month Lloyd Austin, the Secretary of Defense, ordered a global stand down of the United States Navy. The reason for said stand down? Training to “recognize and combat extremism”. Seems like a good idea and has a nice ring to ring it. After all, the mandated training was ‘to understand the damaging effects of extremism and to develop ways to stop it’.

Problem is the training only covered extremism defined as “supremacist” beliefs. So instead of focusing on terrorist groups, gangs, and the various other groups of like minded people they chose to study white supremacists? We shut down an entire branch of our Armed Forces for that? I thought it was crazy when they said no moustaches or beards. Then, tattoos had to be covered and G-rated. Lord love a duck! We’ve gone insane.

Would be interesting to hear the final cost of this woke dog and pony show. Bet if that became public it would raise a few eyebrows. So you can sleep soundly in your beds tonight knowing the United Stated Navy has now been training in supremacist recognition.

Enjoy our Friday as we will. Now for some coffee to get ready to run errands a little later. Comments are always welcome.


The crazy bus

March 12, 2021

Feels like we’re all on the crazy bus and Pelosi is at the wheel. Don’t know what happened to the country I grew up in, but I’d like it back. We didn’t wear masks in the country I grew up in, unless we were going to rob someone. Same can be said about locking down entire states in a failed attempt to stop a virus that most have over a 99% chance of surviving.

In the country I grew up in we didn’t have fences with razor wire and the National Guard in our nations Capitol nor the rabid politicians who labor under the delusion that they run us. We don’t have a legislature where debate shows the way to a solution that helps our country and its people. Those who disagree what one party proposes are attacked and calls for riots in the street ensue.

Common sense has gone the way of Elvis and rational thought has left the building replaced by an agenda that many find hard to believe is allowed to continue. One needs to look no farther than the recently passed stimulus bill of which only 9% of the monies goes to covid related issues. Now these same people want to infringe of our gun rights. We will say again, stop trying to take our rights away while letting crime rates rise and work on issues that need work.

Our children and grandchildren will pay for this mass overstepping of politicians power, and that’s a crying shame.


No thanks

January 14, 2021

We’ll forewarn you that this post is my opinion and should be treated as such. Your opinion may vary, and if you really think Biden won and will make a better president, you probably should not read it.

Things have gotten to the point that I don’t visit some websites I used to, have cancelled membership on other sites, and only have local news on long enough to get the weather forecast. It got to the point I said no thanks. If said site or TV news channel is going to belittle me for things said or who I voted for, why put up with it?

Even the wife said the other day that she doesn’t like Trump because he’s grouchy. I explained to her that even though he donates his salary to charity, and has got a lot of things done, he has been hounded by the press and harassed by politicians every day. I’d be grouchy too.

Aren’t we supposed to have the Constitutional right to free speech? Congress seems to have forgotten that we put them in office and are their boss. As a matter of fact, I believe we forgot. If you’ve heard any of the rhetoric about the recent demonstration at the Capital you also notice a double standard going on.

Democrats were urging on the Antifa rioters while cities burned and even helped bail out those who got arrested. Why haven’t we heard how those cases ended in court. Anybody doing hard time? And why was it ‘mostly peaceful’ demonstrations with Antifa and BLM, yet seditious riot with Trump supporters?

The Republicans are also to blame because they let all this happen on their watch. You had the majority in the Senate and squandered it. Someone once said “Politicians and diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason”.

Enjoy our Thursday as the end of the workweek is only a dream away. Now I need more coffee. Comments are always welcome.


Bull!

January 8, 2021

This post may cause some to quit reading this blog, get irate, cuss, or spit coffee out their noses. But I feel the time has come to grab the bull by the tail and face the situation. What am I talking about? The recent scuffle at the Capital. Pelosi, Schumer and a vast majority of the media blame the recent protest on Trump. Are they brain dead?

Trump didn’t start the protest, you did. At least 74 million Americans got tired of being called names, being told lies are the truth, and that we must obey your whims. We veterans served so you could say whatever you wanted. Speaking for myself, I did not serve so you could order me to agree with you or else. YOU have forgotten your oath to protect and defend the Constitution, have ignored it, and want to change it.

You did this for so long that 74+ million Americans have had enough. Compared to the Antifa and BLM ‘mostly peaceful protests’ this intrusion into the Capital isn’t even in the top 20 for property damage and lives lost, and was but a small portion of the protesters in Washington, D.C. And why was one of the co-founders of either Antifa or BLM caught on camera filming the action? Inside the Capital during the protest.

Your handling of the pandemic has been so bad it’s laughable. The rest of the world claims lockdowns actually increase the number of deaths, and masks are basically useless. When a cheap, safe drug had been proven effective against the virus, you banned it here because Trump suggested it. We know “follow the science”.

Your catch phrases are getting stale, your showboating is getting old, and more Americans are getting madder because of your nonsense. But look on the bright side, you got Biden in. 74+ million Americans will be watching.

Enjoy our Friday. Comments are always welcome.


Up is down

November 23, 2020

Things are getting crazy in our world and don’t look to get any better anytime soon. If some medical experts, politicians, and sidewalk preachers are to be believed if the virus don’t kill us the climate will. Getting more than tired of this ‘Boy who cried wolf’ approach that seems so popular now.

There are scientists and doctors who are saying that lockdowns and mask wearing is a hoax. Others say social distancing doesn’t work since the virus can actually spread up to 30 feet during a sneeze or cough. And this whole stimulus package is a bunch of cow chips.

Our politicians pat themselves on the back because they give us a small rebate on taxes paid which will only increase taxes down the road. Said politicians are spending money like drunken sailors with no thought of how to pay it back. And all the while these self-righteous asshats hold parties and enjoy fine dining without masks or practicing social distancing.

Nope, nothing to see here. Can’t figure out why people fall for the bull they’re shipping and just shake my head. For instance; why can we cram as many people as possible into a WalMart but restrict schools and restaurants? I’ll bet their kids aren’t doing the remote learning.

Yes, what’s up is down and BS is the new standard for politicians and the media. Excuse us if we pass. We’ve been on the drama train before and didn’t care for the ride.

Enjoy our Monday as we woke up breathing again. Now for more coffee. Comments are always welcome.


It is interesting

November 5, 2020

Looks like the election has entered the Twilight Zone and we’re along for the ride. Don’t know if anyone else thought the mail-in ballots were a bad idea besides us yet here we are.

On what seems like election day 27 said votes are being counted and will continue to be counted for some time. We’ve been bombarded with flyers from candidates for the past year, have had the robo-calls right up until the polls closed, only to end in chaos with the vote counting.

Next election should either be by absentee vote or voting in person only. Why you ask? We see no way that ‘mail-in’ ballots could be verified if the voter doesn’t have to sign them. Anyone could get them, go through a list, and vote in someone else’s name until they run out of ballots. Are we really getting that lazy and uninformed that ‘record’ numbers of people chose to vote by mail?

Not sure what will happen when the dust settles and with the media we have, probably never will. The coverage on election night proved that the so-called media, and all the polls conducted, were a sham. We hear peoples opinions everyday and like to hear facts occasionally.

Add the riots into the mix and things are interesting. Or are these the mostly peaceful protests we hear so much about? But with everything else going on this year we could look at this as another hiccup and move on. We don’t care who wins because as things stand now the winner couldn’t mess things up any worse.

Unless we have a major glitch with the laptop we will post a few pictures tomorrow regardless of what happens with the count. Going to upload some pictures later and see how that goes.

So take a deep breath and carry on. Our lives will go on regardless of the outcome of this election. Now I need some coffee. Comments are always welcome.