Saturday, June 19, 2021

Phone call

Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to Hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The Devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth. Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the Devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the Devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check. 

Finally, Trump gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When finished, the Devil informs him that the cost is $5.00. When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the Devil why Trump got to call the USA so cheaply. 

The Devil smiles and replies, "Since Biden took over, the country’s gone to hell, so it's a local call.”

Thursday, March 11, 2021

AP Flour limit

Today, I stopped at Sam’s Club because I needed some more All-Purpose flour. I store two, 5 gallon buckets of AP flour. When I am at the end of one bucket, I open the second one but quickly refill the one that’s empty with new flour. This way I always have at least 25lbs of flour on hand. A 25lb bag of flour makes a little more than 25 loaves of bread.

What I did notice was Sam’s had a one 25lb bag limit! I have never seen that for flour before. What is really going on? I don’t trust the government for any truth in what they say or do. Or has Biden been messing with our trade deals?

So, I did a quick search and found this for flour and rice:

“Two large U.S. retailers slapped restrictions on purchases of bulk rice, bringing home shortfalls across the globe. Costco Wholesale Corp. , of Issaquah, Wash., and Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., limited consumer purchases of rice at their U.S. stores this week. Wal-Mart said while Sam's has enough rice for customers, it would limit purchases to four 20-pound bags per visit "due to recent supply and demand trends." Costco limited purchases in select stores.”

Wall Street Journal link to the rest of the story:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB120898033931039125

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Blogger is giving me a hard time again

 Hi Liz,

Blogger has become a problem lately. When I respond to a comment it will attach it to a different  comment. So here's a pretty typical answer to your question. see below for a link.

The actual cost for a battery replacement will be between $3,000 to $15,000 depending on if it is a rebuilt battery pack and a brand new battery pack. The warrantee looks like 10 years or 100,000 miles. Then if not re-buildable there will be a battery disposal fee to get rid of all the bad chemicals inside them and the cost of repairs will make the car nearly worthless in trade-in value. We are a long way off from electric cars being affordable transportation for everyday people like us.

Here is a link that will answer your questions:

https://www.currentautomotive.com/how-much-does-a-tesla-model-3-battery-replacement-cost/

 


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Texas 2021 Freeze

 My son lives about 35 miles northeast of Dallas so he is in the middle of this freeze. The first day he woke up the house was at 50 degrees inside and falling. The next day was worse especially with no water. So he turned off his water to the house and with a couple of his buddies grabbed their golf clubs, went to the airport, bought some tickets to a warm area, and are enjoying a week of golfing.

He’s not a Prepper at all but I’m sure he will at least get a generator, maybe a Generac system so as not to have to go through this again.

Will his area go through this again? Probably because the weather can do this again, he is in tornado territory which can knock down transmission lines and the other is it gets very hot there 100+ degrees for a month at a time which strains the grid to the max with all the A/C’s running constantly.

Who’s fault is this grid failure? I think it is the politician's fault and under-the-table cash deals that simply built a minimum system to save money.


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Everything costs more today, a lot more!

My 9 year old water heater gave me a gift of a wet floor this morning. The cost to replace it 9 years ago was $800.00 total.

I called out the plumber this morning (Saturday). The plumbing company had in stock the replacement w/h and sent two guys out to remove and replace it. The cost was $1,317.00 (The water heater was $609.00 of it) and the rest was time and a half labor per hour. It took them just a few minutes more than 2 hours (4 labor hours @ $175.00/hour per man). They did a great job, placed a protective runner on the floor from the laundry room to the front door, cleaned-up completely after themselves, and not a drop of water or speck of dirt left behind.

Can’t wait for Biden to finish us off with his out of control spending and following inflation.

 

Monday, January 18, 2021

“THE END of Dispersed Camping & Boondocking?”

Your remote Bug-Out Location May Not Be Available today or in the future! You’re a Prepper, and have planned well with everything you need to survive, including a RV or van that’s always stocked and ready to go at a moment's notice. You are ready to survive any likely disaster for your area including a preplanned number of routes to get to your remote Bug-Out location.

The BO location you have visited/camped at many times before and you are convinced it is out of the way and secure. However, upon arrival you find your BO Location overrun with other campers who thought the same thing you did. Now it’s a dangerous or over-crowded place to be.

The locations I’m referring to is BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Land and other remote and vast amounts of government land that allows boondock camping. Most of this land is in the Southwest but there are many other locations throughout the USA.

What caused this over-crowding? Today it’s the economy resulting in job loss and apartment eviction or home foreclosure and these people have no place else to go. And our government doesn’t want you to be self-sufficient or have a good time so they restrict free camping driving more people to live on the streets. 

This video link is from a couple I follow who full-time RV's for three years now and this is what they recently discovered.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKL6FBH7GYU


Friday, January 8, 2021

Stimulus Check Arrived Yesterday

Thank you Nancy, it’s just enough to buy a Glock! :-)

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Arrest and Prosecute Members of Congress

Wild Bill, (0ne of my favorite blogs) may have the way to prosecute members of Congress. Worth a few minutes of your time to listen to his solution. Washington is out of control and will wreck our country if they’re not stopped.

The federal government has failed to bring justice to government criminals, but Bill knows a group that can do it!

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni3LPXNc0GM


Monday, October 5, 2020

Every 100 Years

Here are some photos of the 1918/19 Spanish Flu pandemic that are eerily like what the world is experiencing now. Spooky.

(I believe these photo’s are correct but as with all e-mails I receive I’m not sure)









Thursday, October 1, 2020

Covid-19

For me there is still too much conflicting information being passed around by the “experts” other than it can kill you! This is not a flu virus, it’s serious.

My wife works at an Assisted Living facility. It is a large operation with 900 residents and staff. So far there has been only one person testing positive. My wife and the other staff get tested every other day, so far nothing.

The one question I keep thinking about is, who is going to declare the “All Clear, Resume Your Normal Life”! And what is that going to be based on? Another BS politician or government appointee trying to make a name for themselves? I think we will be wearing masks 7-8 more months even with the vaccine or until we all look like Alfred E. Newman.

I practice staying away from crowds, food shopping is done at 7:00am, distancing is always used, hand sanitizer used when coming home, kitchen countertops disinfected because shopping bags are placed there. Visiting friends at their homes is out of the question.

 Don’t get complacent, be safe!!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?

 HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? 

(written by kids 7 - 10) 

1 . You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.  
-- Alan, age 10 

-No person really decides before they grow up whom they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.  
-- Kristen, age 10 

2  WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? 
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. 
-- Camille, age 10 

3 .   HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED? 
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. 
-- Derrick, age 8 

4  WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON? 
Both don't want any more kids. 
-- Lori, age 8 

5  WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? 
-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. 
-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure?) 

- On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.   
-- Martin, age 10 

6  WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? 
-When they're rich. 
-- Pam, age 7 (Love her) 

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.  
- - Curt, age 7 

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.   
-  - Howard, age 8 

7 .   IS   
IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? 
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. 
-- Anita, age 9  (bless you child) 

8  HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? 
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? 
-- Kelvin, age 8 

And the
   #1 Favorite is....... 

9  HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK? 
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. 
 -- Ricky, age 9

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Amazon

I read that Amazon has approval for drone delivery! I guess now when I practice skeet shooting and get a hit I'll get a prize!😛

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Best Way to Get Internet on the Road When Full Time

The Best Carrier and Fastest Devices where you Can Get Unlimited Data (Internet) connections explained.

For those who want or need to live the full-time RV Lifestyle, the most asked question is how do I have a continuous cell phone and internet connections no matter where you are? This link/video below, by Bob Wells, answers that question in a simple and understandable how to do it a discussion.

Video link:


Monday, September 7, 2020

GASLIGHTING

Have you ever asked yourself, ‘am I crazy?’ If you have ever asked yourself that, you’re not crazy. You’re most likely being gaslighted. Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse aimed at controlling a person by altering reality to the point where the person will doubt their own sanity.

The term “gaslighting” comes from a 1930’s play called Gas Light. The main character in the play literally tries to drive his wife crazy by gradually dimming the gas-powered lights in their home. When she notices the lights dimming, her husband not only denies that the lights are dimming, he convinces her that she is imagining it to the point where she questions her own sanity.

We are living in a perpetual state of gaslighting. The reality that we are being told by the media is at complete odds with what we are seeing with our own two eyes. And when we question the false reality that we are being presented, or we claim that what we see is that actual reality, we are vilified as racist or bigots or just plain crazy. You’re not racist. You’re not crazy. You’re being gaslighted.

New York State has twice as many deaths from Covid-19 than any other state, and New York has accounted for one fifth of all Covid-19 deaths, but we are told that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has handled the pandemic better than any other governor. But if we support policies of Governors whose states had only a fraction of the infections and deaths as New York, we’re called anti-science and want people to die. So, we ask ourselves, am I crazy? No, you’re being gaslighted.

 We see mobs of people looting stores, smashing windows, setting cars on fire and burning down buildings, but we are told that these demonstrations are peaceful protests. And when we call this destruction of our cities, riots, we are called racists. So, we ask ourselves, am I crazy? No, you’re being gaslighted.
  
We see the major problem destroying many inner-cities is crime; murder, gang violence, drug dealing, drive-by shootings, armed robbery, but we are told that it is not crime, but the police that are the problem in the inner-cities. We are told we must defund the police and remove law enforcement from crime-riddled cities to make them safer. But if we advocate for more policing in cities overrun by crime, we are accused of being white supremacists and racists. So, we ask ourselves, am I crazy? No, you’re being gaslighted.
  
The United States of America accepts more immigrants than any other country in the world. The vast majority of the immigrants are “people of color”, and these immigrants are enjoying freedom and economic opportunity not available to them in their country of origin, but we are told that the United States is the most racist and oppressive country on the planet, and if we disagree, we are called racist and xenophobic. So, we ask ourselves, am I crazy? No, you’re being gaslighted.
  
Capitalist countries are the most prosperous countries in the world. The standard of living is the highest in capitalist countries. We see more poor people move up the economic ladder to the middle and even the wealthy class through their effort and ability in capitalist countries than any other economic system in the world, but we are told capitalism is an oppressive system designed to keep people down. So, we ask ourselves, am I crazy? No, you’re being gaslighted.

 Communist countries killed over 100 million people in the 20th century. Communist countries strip their citizens of basic human rights, dictate every aspect of their lives, treat their citizens like slaves, and drive their economies into the ground, but we are told that Communism is the fairest, most equitable, freest and most prosperous economic system in the world. So, we ask ourselves, am I crazy?
 No, you’re being gaslighted.

The most egregious example of gaslighting is the concept of “white fragility”. You spend your life trying to be a good person, trying to treat people fairly and with respect. You disavow racism and bigotry in all its forms. You judge people solely on the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. You don’t discriminate based on race or ethnicity. But you are told you are a racist, not because of something you did or said, but solely because of the color of your skin. You know instinctively that charging someone with racism because of their skin color is itself racist. You know that you are not racist, so you defend yourself and your character, but you are told that your defense of yourself is proof of your racism. So, we ask ourselves, am I crazy? No, you’re being gaslighted.

Gaslighting has become one of the most pervasive and destructive tactics in American politics. It is the exact opposite of what our political system was meant to be. It deals in lies and psychological coercion, and not the truth and intellectual discourse. If you ever ask yourself if you’re crazy, you are not. Crazy people aren’t sane enough to ask themselves if they’re crazy.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Rowboat Comes For You... (Author Unknown)

This may be the best and most honest political promotion statement you will ever read.  It decidedly does not brush objections aside.  You hate Biden ?  READ it.  You hate Trump?  READ it.  You think there's no choice?  READ it.  And, read it with your grown-up hat on.  

We've all been dealt huge responsibility with this election.  The first step toward accepting responsibility is accepting it, and the first step toward accepting it is recognizing it.

READ THIS.  Read every single word.  It'll take you about three minutes.  Be sure to read to the end (take a few minutes and read all of it!)

Are you sickened and despondent with the current campaign and upcoming presidential election?

I consider myself a conservative and do truly believe our country is at a political/economic/moral/ social crossroads. I need to let you know I could/would never vote for Joe Biden to lead this country.  To me, he represents everything that is wrong with our current political structure.  On the flip side, I look and listen to Donald Trump and I cringe at every rude, insulting comment he makes.
If you find yourself in a similar state of mind, please read the following article:
“A Message For Christians About Donald Trump”.

Here's a famous joke about God and how he talks to us.
"A deeply faithful Christian man is stuck on roof at home with massive flooding up to the 2nd floor. Rowboat comes. He says "No, I'm waiting for God. I prayed and I know he's coming."  2nd Rowboat. "No, I'm waiting for God." 3rd Rowboat. "No, I'm waiting for God."

Water rises. The man drowns. Now he's meeting God in heaven. The religious man says, "Where were you God? I prayed. I was faithful. I asked you to save me. Why would you abandon me?"

God says, "Hey, I sent you 3 rowboats."

Did you ever consider Trump is our rowboat?
Maybe God is trying to tell us something important--that now is not the time for a "nice Christian guy" or a "gentleman" or a typical Republican powder puff. Maybe now is the time for a natural born killer, a ruthless fighter, a warrior. Because right about now we need a miracle, or America is finished. Maybe the rules of gentlemen don't apply here. Maybe a gentleman and "all-around nice Christian" would lead us to slaughter.

Or do you want another Mitt Romney, Bob Dole, John McCain, Gerald Ford or Paul Ryan? Did any of them win? Did they lead the GOP to "the promised land?" Did they change the direction of America ? No, because if you don't win, you have no say.

Paul Ryan couldn't even deliver his own state, Wisconsin!     Nice, but obedient. I mean Paul Ryan...not my dog. My dog is actually a pretty good defender and loyal.

Maybe God is knocking on your door loudly, but you're not listening. Maybe God understands we need a "war leader" at this moment in time. Maybe God understands if we don't win this election, America is dead. It's over. The greatest nation in world history will be gone. Finished. Kaput. Adios.

And with one last breath, maybe what we need to save us at the last second, is someone different. Someone you haven't ever experienced before-- because you weren't raised in rough and tumble New York where nothing good gets accomplished unless you're combative, aggressive, outrageous, on offense at all times, and maybe just a tad arrogant too.

Someone with a personality you've never seen on stage at your church. Maybe, just maybe, being a nice gentlemanly Christian would not beat Biden and his billion dollars, and his best friends in the media who will unleash the dogs of hell upon the GOP nominee.

I guess you think God is only nice and gentlemanly. Really? Then you've missed the whole point of the Bible. When necessary, God is pretty tough. When necessary, God strikes with pain, death and destruction. When necessary, God inflicts vengeance.

Maybe you think God couldn't possibly be associated with someone like Trump. Trump is too vicious, rude and crude.

When we won WWII, was God "nice?" Were we gentlemanly when defeating Hitler? Were we gentlemanly when firebombing Germany? Were we gentlemanly when dropping atomic bombs on Japan ? Is God ever "nice" on the battlefield? Or does he send us vicious SOB's like General George S. Patton so the good guys can defeat evil?

It's pretty clear to me God sends unique people to be "war leaders." That's a different role than a pastor or church leader. God understands that.

And maybe it's time to re-define "nice." Maybe Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren't nice at all--because they led us to defeat. And losing again would mean the end of America . And God can't allow that. Maybe Romney and Ryan mean well, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Or maybe they're just jealous they had their chance and blew it. Maybe they'd rather help elect Biden than allow a Trump victory that would make them look weak, feckless and incompetent.

"Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." (Isiah 40:30-31)

God is about miracles. We don't need a "nice guy" or a "gentleman" right now. It's the 4th quarter and we're losing 14-0. We need a miracle.
So let me repeat my message to Christians: "YOU'RE MISSING THE BOAT."
I believe Trump is our miracle. I believe Trump is our rowboat. Except he's more like a battleship!

No one is saying Trump is perfect. No one is saying Trump is a perfect conservative. But he is a patriot. He is a warrior. He is a capitalist. He is the right man, at the right time.  Yes, he's a bit rude and crude and offensive. But that may make him the perfect warrior to save America , American exceptionalism, capitalism and Judeo-Christian values. The choice should be easy for Christians. It's Trump...or it's the end of the American dream.


Friday, July 24, 2020

The RNC Convention will not be held in Jacksonville, FL

Dodged a bullet there! Probably literally!
I was against it from the beginning, as we are no city for events of that size, we are broke and another tax increase is on the way thanks to our brain dead Mayor. Our police department said it only has 25% of the resources necessary to protect the citizens and city from the protestors who will burn down as much as they can leaving the taxpayers to foot the bill.

Sam's Trip

This morning I went to Sam’s Club to top of my can goods and paper products because it is hurricane season. I will put together my Hurricane Bug Out Buckets in case I have to evacuate. Just grab and go and I’m good for a month if stuck in a motel. My van is always loaded with my camping gear, propane, lighting, etc.

I went at 9:00am when they first open, there were maybe 30 people in the entire store, but that’s why I go early, to minimize human contact. Most everyone was wearing a mask. The shelves were well-stocked but I was surprised to see “Limit One” on many of the paper products. Thought that would be over by now.