Drama

June 14, 2022

Just about everywhere one looks, one can find drama. That is especially true when one turns on the TV. There are times when the station even breaks into programming with ‘breaking news’ just to give us our daily dose of drama. Murder hornets, monkey pox, the virus, food shortages, floods, droughts, and the idea we’re all going to burn up because our cars use gas.

The sad thing is, this has happened so often that some people are buying it! Instead of doing a little research to confirm said rumors, some just buy the bull they’re shipping. Long story short, it is not the warmest it has ever been, and climate change is not going to kill us. Incompetence might, but not the climate.

Our feckless government heads are more dangerous to us than most other threats combined. Once the government get it in their head that they are more important than everyone else, chaos ensues. And when they say they want to help one wants to stock up on food and water and other essentials. That said, tomorrow we should have more pictures to share.

Enjoy our Tuesday since it snuck up on us anyway.


Thinking again

June 11, 2022

The man in the moon was looking dapper just after sunset so we got a picture. This post isn’t late because of that fact it’s because I’m slow getting started this morning. If I was still drinking the spirits I’d have an excuse and there is no excuse for being late.

Don’t know if it’s just us, but we’ve been thinking there are too many people in our nations capital who actually think they know better than us what our country needs and trying to force their ideas on us. We just wish they’d get mad, take their toys, and go home. They just don’t seem to get it.

The only other option a thinking person can come to is they’re trying to bring the country down to the level of a third world country. We don’t like that option. Can’t figure out what all these rich folks have against us middle class, but it’s getting old. Perhaps we’re the only group who isn’t buying the bull they’re shipping?

We have an election coming up and if the people elect the same people trying to destroy our country we’ll have lost our faith in humanity. We know common sense died a long time ago in most, but if you’re buying the lies they’re all selling, you’re part of the problem. Tomorow we’ll have a snicker and get back to regular posting. Until then, enjoy our Saturday.


Confused again

May 12, 2022

We’ll forewarn you that this post will upsetting to some. So, if you still wish to continue reading, please make sure you have a safe space nearby. To others who are not so easily upset, this is an opinion piece and chances are mine may differ from yours.

Guess confusion happens when you have common sense. The latest news that had me cross-eyed was that Biden signed a new law that requires all gas-powered vehicles built after 2026 to have a remote shut-off switch. We’re told the law doesn’t include electric vehicles as they already have said switch.

So I’m thinking, inflation is high, gas prices are through the roof, drug and alcohol abuse are skyrocketing, crime is on the increase, taxes are up, and a shut off switch is more important? Can’t blame this one on the younger generation as Biden is older than myself. When is everybody going to wake up to this nonsense.

And I heard a politician crying over the possible end of Roe v Wade stating that the government has no right to stop womans reproductive rights. Huh? Isn’t abortion the exact opposite of reproduction? Obviously, I’m not a woman so I don’t have a car in that race, but I do have an opinion. Said opinion may have some spitting out their coffee if they read it, but it is my opinion.

Hasn’t abortion become more of a cosmetic surgery as opposed to real health problem? Seems like some people who are happy they got an abortion so a baby wouldn’t get in the way of their career or they felt it would ruin their figure. Abortion is not a Constitutionally protected right nor a God given right.

To those still with us, enjoy our Thursday. Now for more coffee.


Lord help us

January 27, 2022

Well, Pelosi has said she will run again because she has to save our democracy. The only problem with that thought is we don’t live in a democracy, we live in a constitutional republic. Perhaps Ms. Pelosi should brush up on our history.

When our founding fathers got together for the Constitutional Convention in 1787 the prevailing thought was that the trend toward democracy had to be stopped. Our first form of government had a weak federal branch and 13 separate state governments with the governors and legislators elected by the people.

Our independence fostered a time where ordinary men with less education had gotten elected as representatives along with special and local interest groups keeping the legislators busy with local, and not national, concerns.

The founding fathers thought this form of government made the process highly responsive to moods of the local people, and not the nation, which could lead to dangerous results. Things like printing too much money, pork barrel legislation, and corruption.

So the Constitution was framed to address the shortfalls of the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution gave Congress the power to raise revenue, pay off debt, regulate trade, and deal with international affairs. This created a powerful, yet limited, federal government.

So our Constitution was designed to solve the problems with the form of state government, fix the obstacles in the Articles of Confederation, restrain democracy, and protect minority rights from the state legislators. And that is why we need the Constitution and don’t need Pelosi.

Enjoy our Thursday. Now for some coffee.


Why is it?

July 29, 2021

Feeling much like the cat pictured above, and having had some coffee this morning, thought it time to get busy and get this post out. Been hearing things lately that leave me grinding my teeth while my blood pressure goes up, so will address a few of them here.

No secret the covid vaccine has been in the news lately with the talking heads proclaiming that those of us who don’t want said vaccine are knuckle dragging troglodytes with a very low IQ. What I don’t get is the same people who keep telling we have to get the shot say nothing about the many thousand untested immigrants who cross our southern border weekly. Shouldn’t testing be a prerequisite for admittance?

Then some say these untested masses are flown, or bussed, to other states and cities and placed in motels. How many of these people have the virus and is that the reason for the spike in cases in different areas? If it is necessary for us to get the vaccine to help our fellow Americans it should be just as important for the illegal immigrants.

Something else sticking in my craw is this whole idea that anyone who disagrees with this administration is shouted down, called an idiot, and basically ignored. Case in point is gas prices. Read a newsletter online that stated Biden was responsible for the rising gas prices and the comments were over 99% against the piece and stating the the President doesn’t set gas prices and stop blaming him.

Okay. But who shut down the pipeline and revoked oil leases by executive order? Media covered it and claimed it was about time someone stuck it to Big Oil. And didn’t Biden, again by executive, start pushing more ‘green’ energy. What a hoot. We could go on but like the cat, we’re running out of steam.

Enjoy our Thursday. Now for more coffee and some Corn Pops. Comments are always welcome.


Remember…

September 10, 2020

Yes, this is late. I’ll make no excuses, just slept until the crack
of noon and needed several cups of coffee to be mobile again. Now
that I’m awake we’ll do this.

Tomorrow marks a solemn anniversary and most of us remember where we were when we heard the news on September 11, 2001. The day we were attacked on our own soil. 2,977 died and at least $10 billion in damages were done. It was the deadliest incident for fire fighters and law enforcement in our history.

But we also saw America come together and help others. Flags flew
all over our nation and help came from all over the land. It is not
something to celebrate but remember. We’ll have a moment of silence
tomorrow to do just that. We mention this today as tomorrow we will
busy and may not have time.

This is a short one but I’ve run out of words and so many have
already been said about this. We will say that as a nation we have
to remember as to forget would be letting the event slide into
obscurity. Thanks for reading and we will have more later.

Enjoy our Thursday as we’re one day closer to 2021. Now for more
coffee.
Comments are always welcome.


The mess we’re in

August 27, 2020

We’ve noticed with all the nonsense connected to Covid-19, our
animal kingdom is coming out in force. Seen more critters this year
than in quite some time. And now the WHO is getting on the climate
change band wagon trying to confuse us even more.

We’ve had ‘experts’ telling how many hoops we’d have to jump through and how high. How many businesses would have to close, and even when we can get together and with how many people. Then we wait while researchers work on a vaccine that may not work, or even be needed.

Politicians have gone crazy, the news doesn’t really report any real
news, and our justice system is broken. I have also noticed that none
of this affects the animal kingdom. Critters, at least here on the
east coast of Iowa, abound.

We are being told up is down, wrong is right, and rioters are
merely peaceful protesters. And mail in voting is an honest way for
dead for dead Democrats to vote. No problem here. Yeah right, and
I’m a legend in my own mind.

Those of us who know we’re being spoon fed a bunch of BS can’t
protest as we have responsibilities. Obviously, those who are
protesting don’t. Don’t have an answer for the dilemma nor solution. Do believe that if this nonsense continues there is going to be a lot of bloodshed if it continues.

Enjoy our Thursday. Now for some coffee and leftover pizza.
Comments are always welcome.


The voting dilemma

August 20, 2020

Had some things come up that needed attention and didn’t get a chance to post yesterday but the issues are now resolved. Sometimes things just take a little longer when we get older.

Lately Democrats have been pushing ‘vote by mail’ and saying it’s
the same as an absentee ballot. Turns out there are differences
between the two and we’ll try to explain them as we remember.

Basically, an absentee ballot must be requested and when received
the signature is checked against your voter registration card to
ensure the voter did fill it out. The signature must match to be
counted.

Vote by mail forms can be filled out and signed by anyone, not
necessarily the voter and isn’t checked for authenticity before
being counted. It is not the same as an absentee ballot for the
reasons stated above and is more prone to fraud.

Our state doesn’t do the ‘vote by mail’ but we did receive a
request form for an absentee ballot to “prevent the spread of
COVID-19”. On said form we must include either driver’s license
number or our four digit voter pin number.

Once we fill the form out and mail it an absentee ballot will be
sent to us to fill out. Seems silly to me. We used an absentee
ballot once when we knew we would be traveling on election day.

It is our right to go to the polls to vote and we wish to exercise
that right. If grocery and big box stores are safe for us to use,
so should the polls.

Enjoy our Thursday. Now I need coffee.
Comments are always welcome.


Unnecessary evil

August 18, 2020

We heard there was a convention last night with some well known
speakers filling peoples heads with nonsense. Don’t watch these
political conventions for the same reason I don’t watch the news.
The wife doesn’t like me throwing my coffee mug at the TV.

Quit watching most things involving elections decades ago and don’t
feel I’ve missed much. In todays plugged in society you can’t get
away from it. People still see something about these events on their
cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices anyway.

Don’t get internet on my flip phone and still hear from those who
think a text will change who I’ll vote for. And we can’t stop them
from doing so. Seems a strange way to do business to this old fart.

Why does it take tens of millions of dollars to get someone elected
as president? I believe a better way to handle it would be to have
two televised debates and give the money raised to causes that really
need it. We have many.

Another thing about these conventions is that the candidates get up
in front of the mics and tell people how they are going to fix the
problems that exist in their minds. Yet some have been in various
positions to get something done and haven’t for decades.

Pretty sure the media will be gushing over the brilliant speakers
who only told the truth when they stated their names. Of course fact
checking is one-sided in todays America. And if someone could figure
out to stop the political robo-calls I’d be impressed.

Enjoy our Tuesday. Now for more coffee and some left-over pizza.
Comments are always welcome.


Getting prepared

August 8, 2020

Was just thinking about what a year this had been. It started out
like any other before everything went sideways. We’ve had the virus,
a Congress that can’t get along, riots, rains, storms, hornets, heat
and more. Now it looks like we can add fear of election tampering
with the mail in ballots to the list.

Thankfully we are on the downhill side and we’ll soon see 2021. And
I wonder if things are going to get better, or if this will be the
new normal. It’s to the point I’m thinking of going back to school.

No, not the brick and mortor kind. I’m planning on getting another
copy of ‘The Bouncer’s Guide to Barroom Brawling’ and reading it
until it sinks in. After all, one never knows what is around the
corner.

Earlier I mentioned the riots and we heard news two elderly ladies
were attacked by the rioters. One had paint thrown on her while
the rioters yelled obscenities and the other got hit in the face
with a paint can. Since I will turn 70 next year I figured having
some knowledge of barroom brawling may help.

I had tried to find a much rarer book that I had used in the past
but had no luck. It seems ‘Beefy Jennets Book of Barroom Brawling’
had been out of print too long. I still remember rule #1: never
punch a drunk in the stomach because it’s hard to fight with puke in
your eyes.

Since I do not have, nor will I get, a permit to carry a firearm a
refresher course in self defense couldn’t hurt. Getting a permit to
carry wouldn’t be a problem, other than I believe it is an
infringement of my 2nd Ammendment rights and Constitutional carry
hasn’t passed the Statehouse yet.

We’ll see what the rest of the year brings and play it by ear.
Enjoy our Saturday as it’s pizza day here at Casa Cruisers.
Comments are always welcome.