Saturday, May 30, 2015


NAMES IN THE NEWS: Or rather the lack of names.  I read an online news paper on a regular basis, and one of the items listed almost weekly are the local police blotters.  Of all the things that are on the blotter is the number of times the officers are called and the result is that someone, or several someone's, have been drinking.
Or they are called to a bar or a club where drinking is going on and a fight broke out, often between family members. Sometimes to the extent of an injury being inflicted. Occasionally a fatal injury.
Yet, still they drink, and fight and just don't seem to understand the correlation between the two.
Yes, I agree, not all problems are the result of drugs and alcohol, but so often it is and one just has to wonder why they don't understand this and just stay away from those influences.

Monday, May 18, 2015


JUST A FEW OBSERVATIONS:  A sad situation last week when an Amtrak train derailed in the Northeast. An even more sad part to this is that the Democratic part of Congress hopped on a band wagon blaming Republicans for the accident. Their mantra;  If the Republicans hadn't cut funding this wouldn't have happened.  
Well, lets look at the real reason, as far as we know it.  The reason the train derailed was because it was doing over 100 MPH on a 50 MPH curve. Why was it going so fast? Well, that is yet to be determined, but it had nothing to do with politics. Fact: Amtrak funds are supplemented by tax payers. And it has been so for many years. Republicans have never cut that funding, as claimed by the Democrats in the wake of the recent accident.  Republicans have cut increases in funding from time to time, but not the funding that was already in place. And again, speed, not funding or tics were to blame for the accident.
Next, one has to wonder why the news media constantly harp on Republicans running for President. As in:  Do you think it was the proper thing for George Bush to go to war in Iraq? Every candidate said,  Based on the information he had at the time, yes, it was proper. But the reporters don't like that answer. They want the candidates to say it was wrong, knowing what we know now. And because the candidates won't answer in the way they want, they call it a mis step on the part of the candidate.  Yet, Hilary is never ask these type of questions, or any questions at all, for that matter, and in spite of the many things that she has done, she is touted and fawned on by the media. I just don;t understand it. Even thought she and husband Bill claim to had earned $30 million in the last 16 months, she claims to be the champion of the middle class. She has no clue.
And finally, President Obama has stated this weekend that there was a glitch in the system that allowed 2000 illegal immigrants to ignore a federal judges order and now Obama's administration is begging these individuals to tear up their work permits. Uh Huh, like that's going to happen. And like there really was a glitch. If you believe that, lets talk about that proverbial Arizona Ocean Front Property.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


OR MAYBE THERE IS: But not in my favor.  In the last few months my wife and I have been to numerous Doctors appointments.  Mostly for the purpose of check ups. Not because we were ill. Just because we were old. At least that is what one Dr. told my wife. Only to refute it when she repeated it to a nurse.  One of the tests I needed was so a specialist could view my insides through a personal travel channel.  First I was put into a deep sleep and then he went on his trip. When the scenery wasn't very interesting, he changed the route and it left me kinda down in the mouth. It seems like this is actually an invasion of privacy, in the most personal way. So, I think there are laws against this. The invasion of privacy thing.  Well, there is, but before the Dr. can go on his travels, I had to sign a paper giving permission to travel on this private road. Guess that is duplicity on my part. So, why this post. No reason, I just hadn't posted for a while and couldn't think of any thing else to say at this time. Hope you don't give up on me. I will come up with something better for a future post.  AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK