Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Random thoughts

So how about this big Boy Scout controversy? Seems the lefties hate the idea that the Boy Scouts cheered our President and booed the crooks and people who hate America. Seems OK to me. And all the same people who are ranting and raving about how horrible this is are the same people who are trying to destroy the Scouts by integrating sexual deviants into their ranks and removing their Christian ties which go back to their founding. So frankly, I don't care what they think.

What's everybody think about this Topeka Mayoral race? I don't know much about the candidates at this point. I guess it's not that important, we have a weak Mayor system. The Mayor is more of a figurehead, really. Doesn't vote. Doesn't really do much. I think it's more of a springboard for people who have higher political aspirations than anything else.

At least a couple of them are big downtown redevelopment backers it looks like. One of them owns property downtown. A sad little restaurant that looks closed when it's open, frankly. And I think he owns some other property. He probably sees big bucks pouring in when they get this hotel built that will probably be bankrupt in five years. So I think he probably is hoping to cash in and wants to be Mayor to steer money his way.

Another one I don't know about, but she is the leading fundraiser. And I see her signs all over downtown so I'm just guessing her money is coming from a small group of developers who own the entire downtown and have gotten rich destroying it by tearing down historical old buildings and putting up eyesores. That's a pretty small group and frankly I don't trust any of them. They wrecked downtown and now they are extorting taxpayer money to try to build a bunch of new crap. I think anything and everything these guys do is to benefit them. And if they are backing a candidate it's because she is promising to steer money their way.

Of course these are just my opinions. And honestly I haven't spent a ton of time on this issue. I just spend a lot of time downtown and have been disgusted with all this crap they have done.

They built a bunch of fountains and statues and repaved the sidewalks under the pretense that would bring back the people to downtown. But the people didn't stop going downtown because there weren't enough statues and fountains. They stopped going downtown because there is nothing there. Nothing but panhandlers and crazy people walking around and a guy dancing with a lamp screaming obscenities at passers by. And that ain't drawing crowds.

So I'd be interested in what anybody else thinks. Not big national significance, but I'm still wondering.

So feel free to comment on whatever. This isn't the Urinal, we talk about whatever the hell we want to on this blog so no such thing as "on topic" or "off topic" around here. Just thought I'd bring up something local for a change.

And thanks to Kevin for posting the videos. Take a look at those and then listen to the godless left screeching about the Boy Scouts. Singing praises to the great leader Chairman Mao is what that was. Boy Scouts cheering our President is what Boy Scouts do. Big difference.

Monday, July 24, 2017

So what's been happening?

I haven't posted much lately, I've been so busy I can't believe it. Work is crazy busy and me and Mrs Safe have a new side business that is taking every spare minute. It's just nuts. And it's tough on an old guy like me.

I hardly ever catch much news. And frankly, it doesn't seem to matter. Nothing changes. President Trump tries to do what he promised and the godless left, the godless left media, the godless democrat party and a bunch of turncoat swamp dwelling Republicans just stop him at every turn. It just seems to get worse by the day with no relief in sight.

The godless left has gone full in on this. They lost the Presidential election and it would seem their collective minds at the same time. I would think losing over 1,100 elections over the past six years would tell them something but it doesn't seem so. The continue their fight to destroy everything America is and stands for. They will not rest until they accomplish their mission. They will not give up. They will not suddenly recover their sanity. It's just not happening.

They hate us and everything we believe in. They hate the America that was founded some 240 years ago. They hate the governmental system we agreed to so many years ago and have fought wars internally and externally to defend and support. And they won't rest until it is burnt to the ground and replaced with some kind of pseudo communist top heavy godless government that turns us into Venezuela.

I honestly don't know how this all turns out. It's pretty scary. Never in our history have so many been dedicated to destroying everything good that has been built that is America. Or I guess I should say so loud and violent. I don't really believe their numbers are as high as they would have us believe, otherwise they wouldn't be losing election after election. But they are loud, and destructive, and violent. And they control almost all the media. So their lies are spread at an alarming rate.

So I may not be as vocal lately, but I'm still in the fight. So keep the pressure on.

And for the record. I don't think I've ever said I thought Jimmy the fishbait boy was entertaining. I certainly never thought that. I don't find him to be anything but another godless left wing POS troll who has nothing to add but shows up to pick fights. He's the scum of the earth along with his fellow travelers who want to destroy my country. So no, I don't find him entertaining. I find him disgusting, as I'm sure most of you do.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Free For All Friday...

With so much insanity going on in this country right now I'm not even sure where to start.

Luckily, because it's finally Friday I don't have to.

Today, that's your job.

For me, I think I'll just play a little music and chill out for a while.

Stay safe and be well, my friends...

Kevin McGinty

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cowardly Republicans...

Give us the House and we'll get things done, they told us.

We did.

Give us they Senate and we'll be a force to be reckoned with, they claimed.

We did.

Give us the White House and we'll be unstoppable, they chanted.

We did.

And what'd we get for it?

A bunch of frigging cowards.

I've been a die-hard, staunch republican my entire adult life.

For what?

Seriously, what's the point?

For the last 7 or 8 years these worthless bastards have campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

I understand their reluctance to vote in favor of the bill that in all reality was just another version of Obamacare.

I get it.

What I can't accept is the fact that they couldn't even come up with the votes to support the back up plan which was to simply repeal Obamacare and start all over.

Every one of these cowards voted in favor of the exact same bill in 2013 while Obama was still in office and they knew for a fact he'd veto it anyway.

So what's next?

Tax reform?

I have zero confidence in their ability to make it happen.

Trump's border wall?

There's a story in "The Hill" about an upcoming House bill that includes funding for a whopping 28 miles of it.

What a sad, pathetic joke these people really, truly are.

I think Charlie Daniels defined our current situation perfectly yesterday with two simple yet accurate Tweets. 

The senate is not a political body, its a kindergarten class
OK the congress and senate we have can't work together and have proven it.
solution- replace them all until we find people who can

We finally have a president who's willing to fight for us.

We have the House just like we were told was needed.

And we have the Senate which we were told was was vital.

And what'd we get for our efforts?

Cowards, liars, and losers...

Kevin McGinty

Sunday, July 16, 2017

More than just some campground somewhere in Colorado...

Ah, despite this God-awful heat it's good to be home.

I mean, home is where all my stuff is and where my people are always close by. But it is nice to get away every once in a while.

By now most of you know my family and I went on our semi-sorta, yearly Colorado vacation.

Most people (including my kids when they were growing up) would think my idea of packing up and going to the same destination year after year would be the most boring idea there ever was.

Maybe I'm just a boring guy.

It all started pretty much by accident the first time my wife and I hauled our little popup camper and three kids out to Colorado.

We got a late start leaving Topeka and didn't get to Colorado Springs till somewhere around midnight.

I was tired, the kids were fighting, and my lovely wife was bitching about something or another so I pulled into the very first campground (still inside Colorado Springs city limits) we came to, played my "man card" and boldly announced this was where we were going to spend the night, now shut up.

Those of you who know that lovely wife of mine already know how far playing my "man card" got me.

She looked around and said something like, "you're crazy if you think the kids and I are going to spend a single night here, it looks like a damned ghetto!"

Fine then!

We pulled back out onto the road and headed west toward Woodland Park, and there it was.

A few miles west of Manitou Springs, on the south side of the road, we saw a sign that led us to what was to become our family vacation destination for the next 20 years, Lone Duck Campground.

We pulled in and I wasn't surprised to find the office already closed but what did surprise me was the sign on the door saying something like, "go ahead and pick an open spot and come see us in the morning."

I knew right then that the owners of the place were probably good people.

And meeting them the next morning confirmed it.

Much like my own family they were young and had little kids.

Among the things we hauled out there were bicycles and skate boards.

Scattered around the office were bicycles and a little kid's wagon.

After a few years we ditched the popup and got a bigger travel trailer.

The kids who by now were teenagers decided they needed their own tent site.

As they grew older their toys got bigger and eventually we'd have a caravan with my wife, youngest son, and I hauling the camper, my oldest son with a trailer hauling his jeep, his best friend, Fred with a trailer hauling a couple dirt bikes and 4 wheelers, and my daughter and her husband hauling themselves and my first grandson.

Over the years we had multiple vehicle breakdowns along the way that at the time seemed like game changers. But looking back we all just laugh about it.

It'd take all day to tell you about the adventures we had back in those early days so I'll just describe them in one, simple word.


Things were easier back then, too.

For the most part the only thing we had to consider when scheduling the whole thing was when school started.

Now that they're all grown, married, and have their own kids and lives to take care of it's a lot harder to make it happen.

But we keep trying.

Since they now have trailer and cabins for rent we no longer haul the camper out there which is fine with me.

It's funny, once you get older, you finally realize you're not going to live forever, so for me this a way to give them all something they'll remember the rest of their lives.

Whether it's fishing in the pond, playing pin ball at the arcade, swimming in the pool, stumbling out of bed at 6:00 in the morning for breakfast, or sitting around the campfire rehashing the adventures of the day, they'll all remember at least bits and pieces of it.

Building memories.

To me, that's what it's all about.

Go ahead and ask any of my kids or grand kids where we went on vacation.

Obviously, we went to Colorado but they're all going to tell you, "we went to Lone Duck."

And Steve and Lisa, if you're reading this, thank you so much for being a part of it...

Kevin McGinty

Monday, July 10, 2017

Forget politics, play with a three year old all day

I haven't been posting much last week, or this week probably. My daughter and three year old grandson are visiting from California. And no, we don't talk politics. At All!

I am having more fun than I deserve. This boy entertains me constantly. He calls me Poppy, except when he decides to shorten it to Pop. He loves cars and trains and sandboxes and swimming pools. The little inflatable kind, I don't have a pool.

So I didn't watch five minutes of news last week. And probably won't this week. Frankly, I don't care what's happening in the world right now. All I care about is entertaining this little guy.

You want to forget about all this stuff for a while, get yourself one of these grandchildren.

And you know what? He doesn't care either. If I tried to explain about President Trump or the evil of liberals, he would just laugh at me and want to play with his trucks. And frankly, I like that. Because who cares when you have a bunch of toys to play with and popsicles to eat and dogs to chase and naps to take.

I'll be back full steam when he leaves. A little sadder to have him gone, but refreshed and ready to get back at it.

I know there's a bunch of stuff happening, and it sounds like we are winning the battle for the soul of America. But for a couple weeks, all I care about is this little guy who loves trucks and trains and having Poppy read him books.

So this will be short, and not particularly relevant politically. But that's OK. I hear a little voice upstairs looking for Poppy so I got to go. There's a bunch of trucks waiting for us, and adventures to have.

I'll check in from time to time but unless he's taking a nap, we got business to attend to. Truck and car business.

Stay cool.