Another first

December 4, 2019

Overslept a bit but when I went out to feed the cats a car was in
our driveway that I didn’t recognize. Besides being parked at an odd
angle it had a smashed front end and no plates. So I went over to
our neighbors to see if it was theirs, it wasn’t, and called the police

After describing the car, the damage, and the fact it had no license
plates I was told the car was reported stolen and was involved in a
police chase last night. So after the first policeman arrived and
confirmed the car was stolen a crime scene technician quickly followed
and a short time later the owner.

Pictures were taken and the tech dusted for fingerprints then took
more pictures before declaring herself done. The owner had some
running to do but told me he would have the car out of here today. I
hope he does. The cats don’t like the car parked so close their food
bowls and the wife wants her parking spot back.

The police were happy to find the car, the owner thanked me several
times for calling it in, and hopefully it will be a memory later
today. The sad thing is it looked like it was a nice car before the
theft and accident occured and insurance will probably total it.

The car probably will get totaled as it’s an orphan brand. If you
don’t know what that means, it’s a brand no longer in production so
parts are probably hard to find and expensive.

Enjoy our Wednesday as we’ve made it half-way through the week.
Now for more coffee.
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Just a few things

December 16, 2017

The Davenport Police Department just got some good news. Two
officers who were suspended after an officer involved shooting
have been cleared and the shooting justified. One officer was
wounded in the incident which happened a block and a half from
our abode.

We hope both officers are coping well and have their hearing
back. As someone who has been present during a few shootings in
confined spaces I know it took a while for my hearing to come
back, in one ear. Being inside a closed building can make many
sidearms sound like cannons.

And I just found out a friend of 50 years is back in a nursing
home. Not sure why he was taken out of assisted living but am
making plans to pay him visit. Back in the day one of my nicknames
was M.D., which I was told stood for motor doctor. As good as
they thought I was my friend could always squeeze just a little
more power out of any engine I assembled. Hang in there Steve.

Finally, our annual debate over our wedding anniversary is
ongoing as I write this. The wife still claims it’s December
20th, yet I got married on the 21st. She claims she didn’t have
a honeymoon and I remember a beautiful 2 week honeymoon on a
tropical island. You’d think after 30 years she’d get it right.

I did get her a thoughtful gift though. While out at a local
farm supply store I bought her a brand new travel mug to
replace the one that broke not long ago. She must have liked it
as it left her speechless!

Enjoy our Saturday, it looks to be a good one here with a high
temperature around 50 degrees. Now I need more coffee so I have
enough caffeine in me to be sociable when we run some errands
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A Monday snicker

October 23, 2017

A friend shared this, it made us laugh, and since it isn’t
about religion, we thought we’d share it today.

Irish cop says, “License and registration, please.”

London Lawyer says, “What for?”

Irish cop says, “Ye didnae come to a complete stop at the stop sign.”

London Lawyer says, “I slowed down, and no one was coming.”

Irish cop says, “Ye still didnae come to a complete stop. License and registration, please”

London Lawyer says, “What’s the difference?”

Irish cop says, “The difference is, ye huvte come to complete stop, that’s the law. License and registration, please!”

London Lawyer says, “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.”

Irish cop says, “Sounds fair. Exit your vehicle, sir.”

The London Lawyer exits his vehicle.

The Irish cop takes out his baton and starts beating the living s*** out of the lawyer and says, “Daeye want me to stop or just slow down? ”

Crying shame

November 3, 2016


Yesterday was a wet day here on the east coast of Iowa as the
rain came down so hard it almost floated us downriver. Shortly
after my first cup of coffee came news of the ambush, and death
of two Des Moines area police officers.

When updates from the media claimed the shooter was in police
custody after he found a DNR employee on a gravel road and
calmly told them to call 911 I felt the man must have mental
issues. At the time some said the police should have shot
him dead while others thought we need to bring back the

Once things calm down and disbelief turns into realization, I
think this will be another case of someone who is crazier than
an outhouse rat had access to firearms. And that will be a
rally cry for the anti-gun groups to call for more gun control.

But no matter how it turns out two officers are dead and
their families, friends, and our entire state, are mourning
their loss. Prayer chains have been started and flags all
across Iowa are at half staff. I’d like to think the rain
yesterday was all the Angels from Iowa crying.

Enjoy your Thursday and God bless America.
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Never a dull moment

October 9, 2016


We do live in interesting times. The information highway is
flooded with news of just how crazy our society has gotten
and usually biased in some way.

We heard of the two police officers killed in Palm Beach and
the officer in Chicago that was assaulted by a guy on PCP
and wonder where we went wrong. Today we had our own bit of
excitement here on the east coast of Iowa.

I was loading recent pictures onto the computer when I heard
three loud, and fairly close, gunshots followed by the wail
of sirens just a few minutes later. The commotion woke the
wife up and she came down to ask if had heard the shots.

The wife thought the shots came from the south but I wasn’t
so sure. Turns out the shots were fired at a house just 3
lots west of us. The picture above shows a squad car that the
blocked the alley at our driveway.

Later the doorbell rang and I went out to meet an officer
who asked me a few basic questions. She was professional and
wrote down what was said. As she was leaving I told her to
stay safe and she looked at me like I grew another head.

She left her card and told me to call her if we had any
problems or remembered anything that could help and went on
her way. We still don’t know if anybody was hit but realize
she couldn’t tell us if there was.

If we don’t back the blue, get our country back, and elect
judges who will enforce the law, the future isn’t looking
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Think about it

October 8, 2016

To those who think the police are the problem, and everyone else,
we ask you take a few minutes and watch this video. A friend
shared it with me and I feel it important enough to pass along.

I am not a police officer, never have been. But to the
above mentioned group we will state that you are being
played. If you condone the shooting of our police, rioting
when things don’t go your way, or blocking traffic and
calling it protest or your right, we can’t explain it because
you won’t understand.

The media and our government are just using you to distract
the general public from news that would harm their agenda
and when you longer are useful to them you will be yesterdays
news. But the police will still be here protecting your sorry
ass when things don’t go your way.

As the video shows, an officer doesn’t have much time to
decide if you are a threat or a moron. You cannot blame your
poor choices on someone else s actions.
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Their week

May 12, 2015

It was announced this week the number of police
officers killed jumped by at least 56% in 2014 from
the previous year. We find it ironic that this was
mentioned during National Police Week. We give a
heartfelt thank you to all members of law


On the Davenport Police Department facebook page
is the following:

“Place a blue light in your window, make sure it is blue.
Reminding friends an officer gave a life for you. Give
light to their remembrance, the color is sad. To family
left by officers who knew them as mom or dad. It isn’t the
money, most definitely not the hours. They aren’t comic
book heroes with unnatural powers. They’re simply human
beings placing life on the line. Place a blue light in
your window, may their memory shine!”
-Gene Rooney.

We’ll go a little farther and say that if you see
a police officer give them a friendly wave and not
shoot them the bird.
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The problem

December 22, 2014


There are times when one looks at some of things
going on in our country and ask ‘what the heck are
they drinking?’ We are referring to this vendetta
against the police by some citizens and the drive-by media.

In 2,008, there were 765,246 State and Local Law
Enforcement officers in the United States. This
equals 251 officers per 100,000 residents.

The United Nations recommends at least 222
officers per 100,000 residents.

This leads us to believe we do not have an over-
abundance of police. In 2,011, there were
12,408,899 arrests made.

That same year police killed 393 people.
For over 12 million arrests, that doesn’t appear to
be a big number. And that same year, 72 police
officers were killed.

So everyone’s pal, the Reverend Al looks to be
beating a dead horse. The numbers don’t add up, the
problem is smaller than we are being led to
believe, and it is about time for people to take
personal responsibility for their actions.

We stand behind all those in law enforcement and
have some advice for Reverend Al and the violent
protestors. If you can’t get behind the police,
please stand in front of them while the
‘protestors’ are hurling rocks, bottles, or worse
at them.
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