Liberals scream for more gun controls…

Just hours after the horrific mass killing and wounding of concert goers who were attending a Country Western music festival, the Far Left had already worked themselves into a frenzy, demanding universal background checks, a ban on all semi-automatics among other items of perennial interest. As if that would have stopped a mad man from carrying out his quest for hell on earth.

Here’s the facts; the guns were purchased legally and Stephen Paddock passed all the background checks – See Newsweek!

Mr. Paddock was unknown to the police or the FBI as he had only one parking ticket on his ‘record’. ‘Paddock had no criminal record beyond a routine citation several years ago that was handled in court.’ Excerpt from a CBS story!

What is known is that Mr. Paddock did modify some of the rifles to become fully automatic – which is illegal. Mr. Paddock also clandestinely moved the rifles and the ammo into a hotel room which was also against hotel rules.

Finally, Mr. Paddock did cold-bloodily, and in a manner that exhibited careful planning and which required much work be done, well before the first shot was ever fired…. Something is not right here!

What screams out here, to me, is the fact that no sane man would ever have done such a thing – EVER! And perhaps that is what is wrong with my Nation today. We have a porous or wholly lacking mental health evaluation process for those people who would buy guns or other weapons that can kill! As a matter of fact, I would promote new regulations that would not only require gun owners to pass periodic mental evaluations, but which would expand that effort to include any man or woman or child who desires a driver license! A truck filled with explosives could have done a lot more killing in Vegas and had done so elsewhere in the world! Because, Liberals, you see that mental illness has played a strong role in other mass killings and I would not be surprised to see that in play here!

As an aside; I have to wonder how many of our Congressmen could pass even a rudimentary mental competency test, if one were given ?

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Bull Shoals Bridge Project traffic impacts!

18836887_759021917640779_4273137493439156551_oForsyth MO – After years of delays and planning, a new 10.4 million dollar bridge will be erected right next to one built in 1951 and which is becoming potentially unsafe to handle heavy traffic loads! The construction effort, spearheaded by MODOT, will be actualized by Lehman Construction out of California Missouri. Construction of the bridge along with a 1.4 million dollar roundabout is planned to take eight to nine months and is due to be completed sometime in the fall of 2018. That’s assuming that Mother Nature is agreeable during that period of time!

One of the big concerns is that of motorists and emergency personnel who must cross at this bridge or fave a forty minute detour! And while spokespersons for MODOT have assured everyone that the traffic will flow just fine, I took it upon myself to film ‘crossings’ of the bridge at times of rush hour in the coming months just to keep them honest and the public informed. This first video was taken on September 25, 2017 at about Noon on an otherwise quiet Monday. Others will follow, about a month apart…

 

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Hawaii prepares for Nuclear attack!

mapHawaii officials have reportedly been urging residents to prepare for a nuclear attack, the stunning plea coming amid increasingly unnerving rhetoric — and actions — from North Korea.

Aloha State authorities were working to educate and prepare residents for a possible atomic attack by telling them to consider preparing in the same way they’d prep for a tsunami, the Washington Post reported.

“Now it’s time to take it seriously,” Hawaii state Rep. Gene Ward, a Republican, said, “not to be an alarmist, but to be informing people.”

North Korea’s foreign minister has said the Communist nation may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean after dictator Kim Jong-un vowed he would take the “highest-level” action against the United States, South Korean media reported Thursday.

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I got the above excerpted text from a Fox News article that was posted on September the 22nd. And while I can understand the concern that folks, living on an island that’s just 4,600 miles from Korea, might have I still think they might be just a wee be paranoid…

The fact is that China’s central bank is now advising the Chinese government not to do business with the North. That action, when seen in conjunction with United Nation’s sanctions, will virtually guarantee that living conditions in Kim’s little empire are about to go from bad to impossible. And sure, the ‘Rocket Man’ might just go off the deep end and launch a missile or two. But, I seriously doubt his ICBM’s will work at that range. The problem being that they have yet to figure out how to do the atmospheric re-entry of a warhead without it burning up. If true, that would severely limit many otherwise insane options.

My best guess would be an attack on South Korea of such an intensity that it would overwhelm their defenses. The death toll could be massive. The problem with that approach being that China may intervene on behalf of the rest of the world and utterly crush Kim and is little band of nuthatch cronies.

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Random Thoughts for September 2017!

Enima Awards full of vitriol!

bagThe last time I watched the Emmy Awards, I think I was like 15 years old. And even then, it was only because the people I was with wanted to watch. For myself, I have very little respect for the average intellect of men and women who I suspect spend a lot of their time on their knees. Sure, there are a few genuinely good actors and actresses out there in LaLa land, but for the most part very few could think their way out of a paper bag, in my view.

So, it came as no surprise when I learned that the recent Award presentation was full of political barbs and jabs at people like President Trump. Rather than being fun and witty, many of the ‘jokes’ were mean spirited and not really all that funny. Truth be told, I rather go and clean out my toilet rather than waste my time with the sort of drivel Hollywad has to offer up these days…

What viruses will the 2017-2018 flu vaccines protect against?

fluThere are many different flu viruses and they are constantly changing. Recent ‘mild’ flu seasons may have lulled many into some form of complacent coma. Don’t be fooled, however! A new re-assortment of viral genes could result in a pandemic similar to 2005 when supplies of vaccine ran out early on. In the event of a true pandemic, hospital beds would get full early on, leaving many to their own devices!

This fall the composition of U.S. flu vaccines has been reviewed and updated as needed to match currently circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses (depending on which type of vaccine you get shot up with) that research suggests might be most common. For 2017-2018, three-component vaccines are recommended to contain:

  • an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus (updated)
  • an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
  • a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus

Quadrivalent (four-component) vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommended to be produced using the same viruses recommended for the trivalent vaccines, as well as a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus. Bottom line – Get your shot before the end of October!

BBQ chicken throw down promises to get ugly!

BBQ ChickenForsyth MO. The undisputed champion of BBQ chicken in the Nation, a modest and humble man named DanO has apparently been challenged by a relative unknown woman cook, to a BBQ chicken throw down, that will take place sometime in the spring of 2018. In a gesture of wanting to only be fair, DanO wanted to give the young upstart plenty of time to prepare for what will likely be a slam dunk affair. ‘I just want the young cook to have all the time she needs for practice’, stated the cool and totally collected Master Chef. He opted not to mention the females name, until the month of the contest, so as to allow her some privacy before her eventual public humiliation.

 

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A plot to kill Kim Jong-un?

whisperingJust a few days after North Korea tested its sixth nuclear missile, South Korea announced its plans to create a special military “decapitation unit” with the goal of assassinating Kim Jong-un.

Why make such a plan public? More than likely it is just another form of deterrence that doesn’t involve the threat of using nukes. Still, I do like the concept and am betting that within the upper ranks of Kim’s dictatorship, there are some people close to him who would not mind seeing his head rolling down the capitol steps. I think that the real question, now that very tough sanctions are kicking in, will be just who will throttle Kim first?

In addition, recent UN approved sanctions have accomplished six major goals: cap North Korea’s oil imports, ban textile exports, end additional overseas laborer contracts, suppress smuggling efforts, stop joint ventures with other nations and sanction designated North Korean government entities, according to a US official familiar with negotiations. The effect of these and other moves will reduce imports that the starving masses desperately need by 90%! so, I’m guessing that internal protests may become violent in record time. Were I Kim, I’d be making plans to move to Siberia post haste!

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Atheists are upset over this…

in GodAtheists have filed a federal lawsuit against our National Motto, claiming it’s “extremely offensive,” “bigotry,” and a form of “persecution.”

Sign this petition to defeat this outrageous lawsuit: http://aclj.us/2sHmmxo

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