The Right Stuff

by Steve on January 28, 2016

Every election cycle it seems I catch myself thinking “this is the best we can come up with?” It’s truly sad and terrifying. There are potential candidates infinitely more qualified than the front runners (or runners up) on either side yet the party machines, with the help of the ignorant on social media, have already determined who might win. It looks like we’ll have to pick between a blowhard egomaniac and either the other Clinton or a socialist.

This is the best we can come up with?  I think it’s time we do away with the parties, primaries, and the electoral college (as if).  Hold a general election and truly let the people sift through the trash in search of a righteous candidate.

Meanwhile any independent (not Bloomberg) with a decent brain and acceptable morals would be better than the options we will have come November. The real problem here is nobody worthy of the position wants to take on the mantle of crap that comes with the office. If someone actually wants the job they are immediately suspect in my mind. It’s the same scenario that played out recently with Paul Ryan. He had to be talked into filling the vacated Speaker slot. Who would want to preside over the House of Representatives?

Who in the hell would want to serve as President? I don’t know but we better talk someone into running quickly or we will be stuck with a bad joke.

The Donald, Billary, and Bernie walk into a bar…

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December 7th

by Steve on December 7, 2015

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One of the most unusual and haunting views of the USS Arizona memorial, it was taken from her deck by Brett Seymour of the National Park Service during government survey operations.  To all those we lost on this day back in 1941: rest in peace shipmates.

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Sledding

January 5, 2015

I caught a snip on the news this morning regarding the dangers of sledding. Hmmmm, had no idea that throwing yourself down an icy hill at high speed head first might be dangerous. It seems there are several communities that are considering banning the practice. Presumably government knows best. If we continue to remove the […]

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Cutwater Marine Services

January 4, 2015

Shameless self-promotion: my most recent venture is about to go live (months behind schedule thanks to all the flaming hoops presented by local government)! Located at 646 Russell Road, Alexander City AL, in the heart of the demolition zone that used to be the old Russell Mills complex, Cutwater offers on-trailer boat storage to the Lake […]

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2015

January 4, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who still stop by here! 2014 was a busy and frustrating year for many reasons but this year promises to be much better as the fog clears. If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, check these out: www.ambrosecanoe.com www.cutwatermarineservices.com

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The Three Amigos

January 30, 2014

The oldest of the clan was mercifully set free from his failing body today, it having endured almost 15 years of Lab stuff (swamps, ice, mud, ducks, and more water than a fish). He joins his two younger brothers from different mothers who I’m sure gang-tackled him as soon as he crossed the bridge.  This […]

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Classic Auto Restoration

December 3, 2013

This is a review of a local auto restoration shop owned by Doug Hartman and now operating out of Harpersville, AL.  I’ll do my best to keep this objective and let the facts/images speak for themselves even though this is a very personal issue with me: I grew up in the 1962 Buick Special convertible […]

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Brothers

September 16, 2013

Sam, Goose, and Pinch all reported in from DC.  They’ve all been in harm’s way far more than I and in distant corners of the world. Warriors all, trained to fight and lead, to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. I dare say none ever really expected to see the domestic version materialize as he […]

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The Case Against Syrian Action

September 4, 2013

Remember Libya and how the UN fixed that little problem? Well, the fix didn’t take. Expect much the same from launching missiles on Syria. Go read up on Libya. H/T to Perry for the link.

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Obama’s War

August 28, 2013

The shed has been a quiet little shack the last few. I haven’t found anything worthy of wasting energy on of late. Society seems hell bent on shredding the last ounce of decency left in the republic and I wanted no part of it but now the liberals have pulled me out of the shadows. […]

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