Here we go again

September 13, 2019

We didn’t watch the debate of the Democrat candidates for president
but heard a little about it on local news. To be honest, I don’t see
what all the fuss is about. Most candidates are members of Congress
and as such have one job to do, and they can’t even do that.

The oath they pledge is a simple one:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

They all seem to have forgotten the first segment of said oath. The
Constitution is very clear about the right to keep and bear arms yet
some claim it’s open to interpretation while others disregard it
altogether. Those who claim confiscation is within their rights forget
why the 2nd Amendment was written.

Between the anti-gun groups and the talk of health care I’m beginning to think most in Washington are crazier than out house rats. Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act all by themselves yet want to change it because it is so bad. How about leaving our personal decisions alone and obey your oath of office?

This is my opinion and yours will probably be different than mine.
I’m just one American who’s tired of these clowns being all show and
no go.

Enjoy our Friday as the weekend is upon us. Now for more coffee.
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A candidate

August 27, 2019

One candidate for Mayor of our city is Elizabeth Van Camp and she was
mentioned not long ago in a comment here. I’ve been saying for a
while now that we need new faces on our city government so here

She has a platform that includes crime, juvenile justice reform and
community relation with our police department, climate change,
riverfront and flooding plans, poverty and jobs, infrastructure, and
supporting public schools.

If you scroll down the page of the link provided she expands on her
platform and explains how she believes her goals can be attained. I
have a problem with a few of them, mainly climate change. But she
does have a plan and the City Council to work with if elected.

She mentions infrastructure and that a poll shows we citizens are
willing to pay a little more in taxes for new sidewalks, roads, and
bridges. Some of us have been before the council mentioning the aging
infrastructure only to be told it’s too expensive to replace.

So, look at her website, read her platform, and make an informed
decision on election day.

Now we have a busy day ahead of us which we hope all the chores
get finished. If not, there’s always tomorrow. Enjoy our Tuesday.
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Trying to keep our sanity

July 3, 2019

Lately we’ve been hearing the term ‘climate crisis’ being mentioned by candidates for various political offices. All I hear is ‘higher taxes’ and tune out. Much like when Bernie Sanders mentions his ‘free’ Medicare for All that would be paid for with higher taxes on the middle class.

So I go out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Yesterday the clouds were like works of art in any direction you chose to look. Yes, nothing wrong here when you look at what is all around us everyday.

This pair of white pelicans were gliding in circles to the east like the heat and humidity didn’t bother them at all. They kept heading in an easterly direction until they could no longer be seen.

A little closer to home, this critter posed for a few shots. Not sure exactly what it is, but I like the heads up attitude that leads one to believe this critter believes he is much bigger. Hope to see more of these colorful little critters soon.

The feral kittens were in the shade by a water bowl we put out to help them beat the heat. The wife really likes the one with the orange stripe on her face. Too bad they don’t stay this size. But, as some are already eating food out of the other dish, they’ll be getting bigger fast.

Today I haven’t been out yet with the steady rain that has been coming down for a while, but I will later. And perhaps get some better shots of the kitten with the orange stripe.

Enjoy our Wednesday, and the 4th Of July tomorrow. Now for some coffee and potato chips.
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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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What do you think?

May 28, 2019

Have you heard of the LEGION Act that was introduced into Congress on February, 2019. LEGION stands for Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service, which may not be what you think. It is basically two bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, that would allow almost all veterans to join the American Legion.

The government now recognizes:

World War I, April 6, 1917- November 11, 1918

World War II, December 7, 1941- December 31, 1946

Korean War, June 25, 1950- January 31, 1955

Vietnam War, February 28, 1961- May 7, 1975

Lebanon/Grenada August 24, 1982- July 31, 1984

Panama, December 20, 1989- January 31, 1990

Gulf War/War on Terrorism, August 2, 1990 to present

So now the legislators want to add over a dozen conflicts to the list to allow thousands more veterans to join veterans group they previously couldn’t. Membership has benefits, programming, and emotional support. Members of the American Legion and VFW seem to think it’s a good plan.

Some of the 12+ conflicts included in the bills are:

the Greek and Chinese civil wars

the Lebanon Crisis of 1958

the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961

and the Cold War 1947-1991

The Senate version of the LEGION Act is S. 504 and you can go to the link to read that bill.

The House version of the LEGION Act is H.R. 1641 and we have a link for that.

Not sure what the chances of the bills passing are but both are bipartisan bills. All that said I’m not for it or against it but it does sound like a grown up version of everyone who plays gets a trophy.

Enjoy our Tuesday as our basement is pumped out and ready for more rain later today. Now I need some Coffee.
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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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