No nursing home for us. We’ll be checking into a Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for nursing home care being $188.00 per day,
there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I’ve already checked on reservations at The Holiday Inn.

For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $59.23 per night.
That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want,
or room service, laundry, Gratuities and special TV movies.

Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer dryer, etc.

Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.
$5 worth of tips a day you’ll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

They treat you like a customer, not a patient.

There’s a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.

The handicap bus will also pick you up
(if you fake a decent limp).

To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.

For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of
The nice restaurants there.

While you’re at the airport, fly somewhere.
Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes, Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.

And you’re not stuck in one place forever — you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.

Want to see Hawaii ? They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem..
They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service.
The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they’ll call an ambulance . . .
Or the undertaker. If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip,
and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you,
and probably check in for a few days mini vacation.

The grand-kids can use the pool.

What more could I ask for?

So, when I reach that golden age,
I’ll face it with a grin.


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Which is it?

A few years ago, actually I think it was the 1970s, we had what was then called a “gas shortage.” Our federal government and the news media all loudly blamed it on the Arabs.  They let it be known far and wide that those greedy bastards were just robbing us by withholding their oil so we would have to pay more for our gas at the pump.

More recently, this year, we have yet another “gas shortage.”  This time the blame fell to the Colonial Pipe Line running from the Louisiana gulf coast northward. The media says America has plenty of oil to support its own demand if only that darned hurricane Katrina hadn’t damaged the pipe line so badly that it can’t function at full capacity.

The problem here is that there are still plenty of us old farts around who still remember the first lie that was put out there: “We were totally dependent on those damned Arabs.”  Let’s see, between then and now, did we stop driving so many cars? Or maybe we have more cars on the roads, but our cars are so much more fuel efficient now that we don’t use as much gas?

Actually I believe it’s neither one.  I think the real truth is that the elite wealthy who own the “energy” producing companies know when they can drain more off the common man’s wealth and put it in their own pockets so that’s what they do.  The working class can’t do a damned thing about it either.  They just have to suck it up and pay the price.

Sorry about that media moguls.  Either you aren’t as clever as you think or, perhaps not everyone is as stupid as you think. Some people have lived long enough to remember.


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You won’t see this again!

Harry & Bess (This seems unreal.)
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House,
they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them,
granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not
for sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be
the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.” As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!”

I say dig him up and clone him!

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Questions I have…

It’s strange, but I keep wondering what is beyond this life.  Perhaps I should be thinking about is, not what, but if there really is anything after this life.  If there is, will I remember this body’s experiences?  Will I be able to some how reconnect with things and people in this world? My guess is the answer to these questions is probably not. Maybe my end is near and there’s just no one who can answer these questions for me.

I should say right here that so called “Holy” people mean nothing to me. Most of them are just over paid part-timers who don’t contribute anything of real value except what they gain for themselves. If I live a “good” life, according to their rules and values, then I’m rewarded by eternal bliss.  If I don’t then I’m punished by eternal damnation?  No that is way too thin. Although most of the world’s great “religions” are based on this concept, I’m just not buying into it.

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An Alaskan miracle…. maybe now its my turn?

Pete's Alaska

….it was another Saturday in the far North of Alaska and my friend Rose and I were heading down the mountain to a neighbors home. During the summer months we regularly drove down to drink coffee and catch up on what happened over the past week, but this week it would be different. My neighbor Vicky who had been a smoker for many decades told us she has quit smoking! Now I know Vicky, like myself, has smoked since in our teens and to have stopped in what seemed to me to be just a week was akin to a miracle of Alaskan proportions.

Later over the coffee she told us she has been on a new drug called Chantix for a little over three weeks and has been gradually cutting back the number of cigarettes she smoked each day until just a few days previous she stopped completely. I…

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Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Some people are amazed that with a Republican president and a Republican congress our government can’t accomplish anything.  That number doesn’t include me.  Congress is composed of the house of representatives and the senate, both are supposedly completely dominated by the Republican party. This, in and of itself, would be a rare thing. The Democrats controlled Congress for 75 years. The men and women who now have majority control of both houses wear the Republican moniker.

The reality is that those who got elected to the latest congress are Republicans in name only.  Their actual persuasions lean to the far left. Their advisors were smart enough to realize that with the wave of resentment against the Democratic party, they would have  no hope of winning if they ran as Democrats.  Don’t kid yourself, this is where their party loyalty kicks in; they simply pledge allegiance to the Republican party and get elected. They can still vote along Democratic party lines even wearing the Republican shirt. Their first and most important allegiance is to get elected. After that they are in position to serve as they please, not their constituents the American people who elected them, the PARTY.

Don’t believe that’s true? As the old cliche’ says, “Just hide and watch.” Yes it’s true they hate Donald Trump because he’s a successful business man and not a professional politician like them, but what they hate even more is giving up the control they have had for so long.

Government doesn’t have any money except that which it takes from its people through taxes. Thanks to the Democratic control of congress for so long, the USA has the highest tax rates in the world.  From those taxes, members of congress pay themselves $174,000 per year. And that’s for what amounts to a part-time job; they only average “working”  140 days a year. That, however can be as few as 101. I won’t bother to list all the freebies and perks they give themselves. The average American worker is some where in the $50,000 per year range and works 260 days a year.





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Puerto Rico

The story you do not hear.  PUERTO RICO

I just received this from a life long friend.  His brother-in-law is
volunteering in Puerto Rico so this is coming from someone that has his
‘boots on the ground’ and can actually see what is occurring in that locale.

Ken has been volunteering for the last 3 weeks in Puerto Rico..

The story you don’t hear

I hear some of the B.S. that the press is spewing.  Let me tell you what is
actually occurring here in Puerto Rico..
I got online for the first time in days and one of the very first things I
saw was an out and out lie about the government’s response to the crisis I
am in the middle of.  I don’t care if you hate or love Trump, using the
crisis in Puerto Rico to spread political lies is disgusting!  I am
literally across the street from the airport, and the hotel I am in is where
many of the first responders are staying, so here is what is going on from
someone who is actually here seeing it.
The government is here and has been here!  Every single day plane after
plane full of FEMA, FBI, homeland security, army, Air Force, Marines, and
extra police officers from all over the country shows up.  Cargo plane after
cargo plane and ship after ship full of supplies shows up.
There is a hospital ship off the coast that I can see from the beach.
The response was quick and it keeps coming!  They are out every day from sun
up until sun down.
This isn’t a political issue, it is a humanitarian one.  The lies being
spread about the response aren’t helping the people here, it is just fueling
hate based on lies!  If you want to help Puerto Rico, donate money or
supplies and pray.  If you want to play politics find
something else to argue about!   Not like there aren’t hundreds of
topics for you to choose from!
Edited to add this- Roads have been completely destroyed in many areas,
especially the remote one.  The military and FEMA are going out to these
places on foot with 100 lbs + packs on their backs  It is requiring them to
cut their way through flooded areas to get there.  It will take time to
reach everyone when conditions are as bad as they are.  President Trump
dispatched 140 helicopters, 28 ships, 6 Army field hospitals, 3 Navy Seabee
Battalions, 5 US Army Combat Engineer Battalions, 3 Civil Affairs
battalions, 2 Nuclear Submarines capable of generating 2.8 Gigawatts of
Power, release 300,000 tons of food, medical supplies, and water from
Military stocks to Puerto Rico…
Please stop touting the party line of bashing our President when his actions
have been excellent for the island.
There’s been a string of 4 horrendous Hurricanes..  it’s going take some
time.  The immature LIES devoid of facts do not help a single person on the
island.  No President has had to face this level of domestic disaster and
done a better job.  Trump is doing one helluva good job..

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