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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Stop the bull

August 7, 2019

We will forewarn some that this post is not aimed at them or meant to in any way insult the victims of the recent shootings nor condone the senseless killing of others. We just want to get some facts out there and state the obivious.

The first point is obvious; 99.99% of gun owners did not shoot anybody. Yet the first reaction from certain politicians is more gun restrictions. Yes, all mass shooters used guns, but that is not the main issue at play here. The evidence shows the problem is that most, if not all of said shooters, were taking psychotropic drugs.

The shooters were taking the drugs or had stopped taking said drugs shortly before going on a rampage. This is easily proven and it’s scary to us that some pharmaceutical companies witheld information on side effects. If you want to see an article listing the link, go here.

Neil deGrasse Tyson penned an article which includes another point we’d like to include here. The article includes a tweet he sent on August 4, 2019. The tweet goes as follows:

In the past 48 hrs, the USA horrically lost 34 people to mass shootings.

On average, across any 48 hrs, we also lose…

500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide by Handgun

Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than data.
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And as it that isn’t bad enough, the shootings have become a political event. Fingers are being pointed yet nothing is changing the problem. So we’ll say again, this is not a gun problem it is a mental health problem and gun control doesn’t work.

If gun control worked Chicago would not have one person shot every 3 hours and 10 minutes and on person killed every 17 hours and 5 minutes with guns. After all, Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in our country so it can’t happen there. Well look at the numbers for yourself.

We need to quit being mushrooms and stop letting them keep us in the dark and filling us full of BS.

Enjoy our Wednesday.
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Getting cloudier

July 29, 2019

We had another cloudy day yesterday here on the east coast of Iowa and the sky looked like my brain felt. Several things have been happening and the opinions of the media have been non-stop. From local to national this redneck can’t make sense of it.

Locally there is talk again of making a couple of downtown one-way streets into two-way streets. This discussion has come up many times in the past and the claim now is that it would be better for business. If this does go through I’ll find a different way to get around.

Our politicians must be smoking the wacky weed again. Their hatred of Trump is not even thinly disguised as a difference in policy. Yet in our mind all their arguments are in vain as they are not based on facts. So the hot button topics get pushed like racism and socialism.

The only problem with that line of thinking is the accusers are the only ones guilty of the crimes. And I think this whole impassioned plea to address global climate change is nothing more than a money grab to justify more taxes.

Much like Bernie Sanders ‘Medicare for All’, which would be free but relying on a higher tax to the middle class. Democrats have admitted this is so which means it isn’t free. Why don’t they just say they would be happy with 60% of our paychecks and we could have the rest.

And after not doing much all year Congress announce an almost two month ‘spring break’. Must be that those who write their speeches need time to come up with new, and more convincing lies. These people are truly legends in the own minds.

Instead of a pay raise we suggest a pay cut. Straight $15 an hour with no overtime and no retirement benefits. How many would hang around if that was law?

Enjoy our Monday as this is looking to cloudy, but dry day here. Now for more coffee and leftover pizza.
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A question

July 25, 2019

A friend shared an email that asked two questions. The first one didn’t do much for me but I’m still thinking of the second a week later. We’ll share it here and see what you think.
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It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here are some facts about the three candidates. Who would you vote for?

Candidate A

Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with an astrologist. He has had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B

He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C

He is a decorated war hero. He’s a vegetarian, doesn’t smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.

Which of these candidates would be your choice?

Want to know who you voted for? Read on, the candidates are revealed below.

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Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Candidate B is Winston Churchill.

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

Enjoy our Thursday, we’ll get back to posting a few pictures in tomorrows post. Now for some coffee and lots of bacon.
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July 9, 2019

It’s going to get busy this morning as I have a doctors appointment before stopping over to visit Dad and before most chores get done. I really hope I still have a doctor to go to after my appointment. There are times he asks questions that put my attitude in overdrive.

Years ago said doctor asked me if there were any guns in the house and I told him it was none of his business what we had or where we had it. Of course he came back with ‘I had to ask’. That was all I needed to know it was the governments idea and not his.

Hopefully doc has learned his lesson and won’t ask any questions that push my buttons. I guess it is time for my four year check up anyway. I know the end result will be a short hospital visit and a trip to the lab. I don’t like either choice.

Whatever happened to taking your blood pressure and temperature, listening to your heart, and asking if you’ve had any problems? Now everything is have this test done, get this xray or scan, and get some blood taken for tests. If someone really was sick they’d die anyway before all the results got back to the doctor.

All that said, I don’t mind going to see doc as he’s a fellow car guy and is a photographer himself. A lot of the visit is talking cars and what we got pictures of lately. So we’ll see what happens.

Oh yeah, the picture above. We shared it as the wifes pick of the litter is on the right and shows the orange markings on the face. Enjoy our Tuesday as I’ll be caffiene deprived until after my appointment and that isn’t a pretty sight.
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Didn’t see it

June 27, 2019

I had good intentions of watching the debate between half the Democrat candidates last night, and did turn the channel over. Just when Beto started speaking Spanish. Since the debate was also being televised on Telemundo, a Spanish speaking network, it seemed odd to use Spanish on a mainstream media channel also.

Once the candidate changed languages I switched back to what I was watching as it seemed like pandering only to Spanish speaking voters. So although I didn’t watch the debate, NBC spent a good portion of their Today show patting themselves on the back and praising the candidates.

So instead of putting up with the biased channel I switched to another showing reruns of NCIS. Don’t know about you but I’m going wait until the field is narrowed down some. It’s too early to get hyped up about a debate with that many people involved. Especially when only one can get the nod. Then it may get interesting enough to waste some time watching.

Now I go to mow the lawn and prepare for the Air Show that starts tomorrow with hopes of getting a few usable shots as planes fly by. If none do the birds and wildlife will still be out.

Enjoy our Thursday as that means the start of the weekend is only a dream away. Now for another cup of coffee before going out in the heat to cut the lawn down to size.
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My take

June 26, 2019

We forewarn those who are liberals, progressives, or need safe rooms because their feelings are easily hurt, that this post is not for you. If you continue we take no responsibility if you can’t find a safe room with coloring books.

Tonight and tomorrow night NBC is covering the Great American Giveaway and Hate Trump Festival. By that I mean the debate amognst half of the Democrat candidates running for president at each event. We’ve all seen the talking heads interviewing the candidates.

I’m sure those who watch will hear how these people want to save our economy while I personally see nothing wrong with it. Candidates will talk about free Medicare for All, forgiving student loans, and other “free” things they want to give us. The only problem with that is, it isn’t free for all. Somebody has to pay for what others get for free.

These career politicians will mention what they’d do if elected because they can’t run on what they’ve done during their time as politicians besides getting rich. It may be amusing to watch but I’ll take a pass.

And I think president Trump will be mentioned along with things that happened years before some voters were even born. The audacity of Trump to run, and win, when he isn’t even one of them. Personally, that’s why I voted for him.

That’s my take on it, if you see things differently, that is your right. Enjoy our Wednesday as it means the weekend is that much closer.
Now for some coffee with bacon and eggs.
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