Archive | August 9, 2019

ON MY SOAPBOX…….Pondering The Past

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We have had some turbulent days in the news recently, no doubt about that! So many opinions are offered, but none that seem to present answers that will be accepted by both parties of our government. It can drive a person insane if you dwell on it for too long without a little Mental Intervention.

I have decided to give my brain and nerves a rest. I am too old for this new world of social media and all the problems that came with it. I am jumping into my time machine, shifting into Reverse and going way back. I will zip backward through the years until I have left the last two generations completely out of my mind. I will go so far back that I cannot even see their shadow in my little mirror that reads “VEHICLES MAY BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.”

Well, I am. Way back in time. I am going to try solving some of those puzzles that were never answered. I have on my Saddle Oxford shoes and I am good to go. Problems seem a little less serious now. It could be because I must run outside and turn the TV antenna to pick up that other channel. Look at that….Old Speedy Alka Seltzer is still plop-plopping and fizz-fizzing and Rice Krispies are still snap, cracking and popping.

Let’s get down to the business of answering those unanswered questions. I want to know why America did not name that horse before they started on that trip across the desert? I also want to know who put the bomp in the bomp-shoo-bomp-shoo bomp? After I have thought about it for so many years, I believe it was the same guy who put the ram in the ram-a lama-ding-dong. One of those guys with a duck-tail hair style and a pack of cigarettes rolled up in his tee shirt sleeve. You know the kind, your parents warned you. Those young folks, just looking for trouble.

Time for a TV break. Superman is on….my caped hero. I remember this episode. The bad guy is shooting at Superman…But my hero never dodges, he  just deflects the bullets off like they are popcorn. But wait, after the bad guy emptied the gun of bullets, he threw the gun at my hero…..and Superman ducked. Why? Well, now I know why they took down the phone booths where Superman changed clothes. My Superman wimped out.

I am changing to the other channel. I will watch Lassie. Everyone always bragged that, “Lassie is the smartest dog in the world.” My sister would run up and kiss the TV screen when it showed Lassie at the end. I remember what my brother told me about Lassie. He said, “Lassie is not really that smart, she just looks smart because Timmy is stupid enough to get stuck under the same tractor three times a week, so Lassie always knows where to find him.” My heroes are fading fast.

Wait! There is always American Bandstand. Then again, No can do….we had to stop watching that because Chuck Berry started singing about his Ding-A–Ling.

I may as well just get back in my time machine and go forward to 2019. I will keep an eye open though, just maybe there is one phone booth left and I can watch Superman go into the phone booth, change clothes…….and come out as Clark Kent.

I sure hope this time machine starts up again….or I will need a really fast horse.



Sharia Law is coming for you……

“All I have to say about that title is, Sharia had better wait until after the Democrats come for my guns.”

-Sheila Tolley-


Why do they call it EID Day?

Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “to break fast”; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period, after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.

“If one car backfired in the parking lot, there would be so many prayer rugs pulled out, the mall would have wall-to-wall carpeting.”

-Sheila Tolley-




From: Hank Ashmore

The Deplorable Infidel




“When Barack Obama and the Democrats on the hill forced the $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law, they insisted that waste, fraud, and abuse would not be tolerated. They put “Sheriff” Joe Biden on the case in March, 2009, with Obama warning stimulus recipients that “around the White House, we call him the sheriff – because if you’re misusing taxpayer money, you will have to answer to him. The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S. economy in generations – ARRA was riddled with a massive labor scheme that harmed workers and cheated unsuspecting American taxpayers. At the time, government regulators watched as money slipped out the door and into the hands of companies that rob state and federal treasuries of billions of dollars each year on ARRA projects and other construction jobs across the country.

A review of public records in 28 states uncovered widespread cheating by construction companies that listed workers as contractors instead of employees in order to beat competitors and cut costs. The federal government, while cracking down on the practice in private industry, let it happen in ARRA projects in the rush to pump money into the economy at the time of crisis. Exactly how much tax revenue was forfeited on ARRA projects isn’t clear. Obama and the Democrats insisted that the $800 billion in the ARRA would promote hiring and increase tax revenues, but in many cases it did neither.

Of all 1,278 investigations that the Labor Department wage and hour officials opened for ARRA projects from 2010 to 2013, investigators found wage and hour violations 62 percent of the time. Not eight blocks away, their counterparts at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development distributed ARRA money to thousands of companies to build housing for the poor. Only a few of those projects had federal labor inspectors checking behind the local officials HUD trained to spot wage violations.

“Sheriff” Joe rebuked the naysayers who decried the behemoth ARRA program’s waste, fraud and abuse. “You know what? They’re wrong,” he crowed. But Biden was radio silent about nearly 4,000 ARRA recipients who received $24 billion in Recovery Act funds – while owing more than $750 million in unpaid corporate, payroll and other taxes.

He had nothing to say about the $6 billion in ARRA energy credits for homeowners that went to nearly a third of credit-claimers who had no record of homeownership, including minors and prisoners.

And the $530 million dumped into the profligate Detroit public schools for laptops and other computer equipment that have had, if any, measurable academic benefits.

And the whopping $6.7 million cost per job under the $50 billion ARRA-funded green energy loan program – which funded politically connected but now bankrupt solar firms: Solyndra ($535 million), Abound Solar ($400 million), Beacon Power ($43 million), A123 ($250 million), and Ener 1 ($119 million).

And the $1 million in ARRA cash that went to Big Bird and Sesame Street “to promote healthy eating,” which created a theoretical “1.47 jobs (about $726,000 per job created).

And the hundreds of millions in ARRA money steered to General Services Administration junkets in Las Vegas and Hawaii, ghost congressional districts, infrastructure to nowhere and ubiquitous ARRA road signs stamped with shovel-ready logo.

The ARRA is typical of Washington spending. They pass into law these massive spending bills, that are intended to buy votes, and there is no tracking mechanism in place to account for where the money goes and if it is being spent as intended. (Take the Great Society for instance. It was intended to abolish poverty in America. There was 14% poverty when the bill was signed in 1965 and there is 14% today. The Great Society is just one gigantic welfare give-away ($1 trillion a year).

After reading the above, it is obvious that “Sheriff” Joe did not eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As a matter of fact, this career politician has never done anything since he has been in Washington. He was the most incompetent Vice President in history. He was given the job to monitor the ARRA and failed miserably. His main objective in Congress is to criticize the Republicans, including President Trump, on any legislation they purpose. Now he wants to be President. He has no policies other than raise taxes. Since he announced he is running for President, he has done nothing but go around apologizing for being white. Is this the type of President this country needs at this time in history? I don’t think so. Like the rest of the Democratic candidates, he would destroy President Trump’s accomplishments and move us more toward socialism, with Obama instructing him how to do it.

The Deplorable Infidel (source: Stimulus bill enabled billions in waste, exploitation of employees, Ed Morrissey)




The United States is the only country in the world that funds its enemy, the United Nations.





Here is why Twitter, Google, Facebook, and all the other Democrat Party organizations must be regulated.  A lot of Americans get their news from the social media.


The Editor:  Can you do a complete article on dust, LL ?

Red Clay Cat:   If I go back far enough.

Here is what too much alcohol and drugs can make you appear at 33 years old.

She can always wear the Muslim clothes.

Later she and the Prince/Sheik can ” kick up a little dust “.

Dust is our destiny.

Good Stuff

Every little bit helps. Every little quit hurts.

When asked what he thought about when he struck out, Babe Ruth said, “I think about hitting home runs.”

Killing time murders opportunities.

Asked which of his works he would select as his masterpiece, architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the age of 83 replied, “My next one.”

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.