Weather and politics

May 20, 2019

We finally got a break from the rain and the temperatures dropped like a rock. Other parts of the country won’t be so lucky today as severe weather is forecast for parts of our nation. States that have already been hit by severe weather will see it again.

Some would say that the bad weather is due to climate change and we’re all going to die. News flash, life is a fatal ordeal. Nobody makes it out alive or if anybody has they’re not talking. Yet those who wish to micro-manage our lives want us to believe they can save us from ourselves.

Being among those who believe we don’t need saving and the whole man-made climate change is nothing more than verbal voodoo, I get amused. I can honestly say that I think if any laws are passed concerning the subject it will only succeed in leaving us with less of our hard earned money in our possession.

Once things settle down, weather wise, the talking heads will move on to another crusade to save us from something else and lighten our billfolds. Nothing new there but we’ll give them an ‘e’ for effort. I don’t think much is going to change in my lifetime anyway. Makes one wonder how we got anything done before politicians took over and screwed things up.

Enjoy our Monday and our new week. Now I hear the coffee pot calling my name and feel the need to answer the call.
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Uncle Bill is where?

April 22, 2019

Before we get to the main point of this thought we’d share a mediocre picture of the moon from the other night. It has not been edited other than a simple crop and the colors are how myself and the camera saw them.

Now on to what really confused me yesterday and made me wonder if there is even a need. Washington state is set to pass a bill that would allow human composting. I saw an article yesterday that made the claim.

And in home gardens no less! The very thought makes me shudder. Billed as a ecologically friendly death-care option the law could go into effect as early as May 1st if the Governor signs the bill. Much like when the debacle over how many genders there are began, I’m one confused redneck.

Do we really need “natural organic reduction” funeral homes? It is not comforting to me to know that properly composted human remains are safe enough to use in household gardens. I’ll just say that when my time comes I won’t be fertilizing any tomatoes. Unless said tomatoes grow in the cemetery.

Cremation reduces the body mass and can be spread over the deceased favorite place but don’t nourish the soil when strewn upon it. Washington state has the right to do as it wishes but this sounds a little to far out there for me.

Enjoy our Monday as it’s going to be another nice one here on the east coast of Iowa.
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Changed plans

April 20, 2019

Earlier I was all sent to say something about the hub-bub surrounding the Mueller investigation, but when the wife came home she mentioned an ariticle online where a Washington state Senator had said that nurses in small rural hospitals probably spend most of their time playing cards.

After watching the video and reading the article I was amazed at this womans lack of knowledge on the subject. It reminded of what some people said when they came into the folks tavern and when I was self-employed. “It must be rough to be rich and work only when you want”.

I was also saddened that people with this little knowledge of something have the responsibility of enacting laws that directly affect this profession or any other for that matter. It would seem we do have the best lawmakers money can buy.

That being said I have no car in this race other than the fact that it was even said. My wife however is a nurse. I can’t count the number of times she’d pack a lunch only to bring it back home at the end of a shift because she didn’t have time to eat it. And I know that wasn’t because she playing cards.

The statement may have happened during a brain fart or an open mouth insert foot moment, yet still rubs me the wrong way. I don’t handle stupidity well. I will say that she has the right to say whatever she wants but should also be prepared for any fallout.

Enjoy our Saturday as it looks to be a good one here on the east coast of Iowa and I’ll try to get some more pictures if the opportunity arises. Now for some coffee and bacon.
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Just wondering

April 19, 2019

Haven’t seen the moon in a few nights so am hoping it stays partly cloudy so I can see it tonight. If the moon does peek out tonight it will give a view of the almost full moon. Hopefully he’ll pose for a picture.

We do seem to be in the cycle of local politicians getting worked up and predicting dire consequences if a bill is passed. The latest is our County Board who got worked up after hearing our state wants to put a cap on property tax increases from year to year.

If I remember correctly, the state wants to limit property tax increases to no more than 2% a year. According to our property taxes the house we bought 25 years ago is now a McMansion fit for a king. Our homeowners insurance is at about the same level.

It is easy to get a shock when one thinks of all the taxes we pay in our country today. And they all go up. We’ve mentioned property tax but what about sales tax, gas tax, cigarette taxes, tolls on roads, licenses on our vehicles, estate taxes, and all the others. I’d bet if we deducted all the taxes we pay from our income some would be shocked.

Didn’t mean to ramble, but it is getting old. Perhaps instead of new taxes we need new legislators. Instead of more laws we need people who would protect and legislate according to our Constitution. And it would be great if these people could tell the truth once in a while instead of putting a spin on everything to fit their agenda.

Enjoy our Friday as it looks to be a good one as soon as I calm down.
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Interesting times

April 3, 2019

One wonders what the history books will have to say about our current decade. Gm bought out Tesla for billions, celebrities were caught buying their kids an entry to colleges, our Constitutional rights have been extended to things never mentioned or intended to be guaranteed, and some politicians have been outed as being a bit strange.

There are many more things that have happened to cause the average person to ponder where all this going. Companies have taken over other companies since there have been businesses, yet with many saying GM still owes our government over $11 billion buying Tesla for billions does raise some eyebrows.

And the uber rich celebrities trying to buy their kids entrance to exclusive schools shouldn’t shock anyone. But these people were onetime role models prove that the ability to make money doesn’t put one on higher moral ground. Instead of teaching their children to buckle down and get a solid education these people teach them anything can be bought.

We do have rights as Americans and until lately those have been etched in stone. Now one needs to check daily to see what the latest imagined rights are. If our legislators did their jobs, and upheld the Constitution as they swore under oath to do, we wouldn’t need updates.

Today if you get on one of the social sites there are memes that proclaim you were ‘Marked safe from Joe Biden’s sexual advances today’. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing but it makes one consider what future generations will think when historians come across such things.

It now appears if politicians aren’t deviants, haven’t risen to a level above their competence, or corrupt, they’re not trying. Some even admit to wanting more government instead of less. No wonder I like to take the camera and watch wildlife.

Enjoy our Wednesday and stay calm. Now for more coffee and some breakfast.
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Here we go again

March 25, 2019

Well we know Trump didn’t rig the election now. Some of us knew it all along while others still cling to hopes of impeachment. Demands are being made by some members of Congress to see the entire report which they claim is their right.

If these same people spent as much time upholding the Constitution as they do trying to get rid of Trump our country could be a better place. We need not worry though as the talking heads some call reporters are all over it and are not shy when giving their opinions.

It does make one wonder what they are up to while displaying such public outrage. Trying to pass more gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens perhaps? This is getting old.

And how many Democrats are in the running to be the candidate to run against Trump in 2020? It should make for interesting times if one is interested in such things. It’s already funny. I find it amusing that a few I heard are running to better the economy.

What’s wrong with it now? And even I can see the problems with Medicare for all. And the automated calls are already starting asking who we’ll vote for. It would help if we knew who was running before we state we wouldn’t vote for them.

Enjoy our Monday as it’s the first day of rest of our lives. Now for some coffee.
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The circus is back

March 11, 2019

Sometimes you have just have to shake your head and wonder what’s happening in our country. I actually listened to some of the drive-by medias’ take on things this morning and had to laugh. I listened long enough to hear about the woman who jumped into a panther enclosure at a zoo to get a selfie, a guy who was in a whales mouth, and the meeting of the Democrat candidates for president in Texas.

The woman was an idiot, the guy was lucky, and the candidates are all crazier than an outhouse rat. It seemed they were all in agreement that we need to change our healthcare system and that said healthcare is a right. Excuse me, but aren’t you people the very ones who pushed the Affordable Care Act down our throats?

It was your bill, passed by Democrats and endorsed by Obama. Now you say we need Medicare for all? Those campaigning are saying that it wouldn’t cost us a dime, except a small deductible. You should just tell the truth and admit you’re going to tax us until we bleed. But hey, at least we’ll have insurance.

If creepy Biden joins the fray it will be a great circus to watch during the upcoming debates. The sad thing is people are backing these candidates knowing all their pipe dreams can only mean much higher taxes. At the rate they’re going it won’t take long to run out of other peoples money.

That being said, if you don’t agree with my opinion your feelings don’t trump my right to say it. We have no safe rooms or coloring books at Casa Cruiser. Enjoy our Monday as it’s looking to be another good one here on the east coast of Iowa.
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