Sunday, January 30, 2011

Story of Congressman from SW MO

A blind bunny meets a blind snake

One morning a blind bunny was hopping down the bunny trail and tripped over a large snake and fell right on his twitchy little nose.

“Oh please excuse me,” said the bunny. “I didn’t mean to trip over you, but I’m blind and can’t see.”

“That’s perfectly all right,” replied the snake. “To be sure, it was my fault. I didn’t mean to trip you, but I’m blind too, and I didn’t see you coming. By the way, what kind of animal are you?”

“Well, I really don’t know,” said the bunny. “I’m blind, and I’ve never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me and find out.” >
So the snake felt the bunny all over, and he said, “Well, you’re soft, and cuddly, and you have long silky ears, and a little fluffy tail and a dear twitchy little nose. You must be a bunny rabbit!

The bunny said, “I can’t thank you enough. But by the way, what kind of animal are you?”

The snake replied that he didn’t know either, and the bunny agreed to examine him, and when the bunny was finished, the snake asked, “Well, what kind of an animal am I?”

The bunny had felt the snake all over, and he replied, “You’re cold, you’re slippery, and you haven’t got any balls…. You must be a Congressman from Missouri"

Thanks Gene
Thanks Bits and Pieces

Thursday, January 20, 2011

This was posted over at
after the House voted to cut Obama Health care program.

Just so that the people of the 7th District know what Long is doing.


Another commentator said on the the Springfield News-Leader:

At today's vote in the house, they asked Republicans and Democrats to also vote to give up their Govt health care if they wanted to repeal health care for their constitutes. Guess what. Every single Republican voted to keep their government run health care while voting to get rid of health care for their constitutes.

Every single Republican voted they could keep their children on their health insurance until they are 25 but not for their constitutes.

Every single Republican voted that their health insurance covers pre-existing conditions for their families, but said NO for their constitutes health insurance to cover pre-existing conditions.

In other words, all the consumer protections Republicans say is NOT good for middle class Americans' health insurance , they decided to keep in their own Govt health insurance.

Hypocrisy must be a standard condition for being a Republican.

What is wrong with our country? It's the greedy ones in DC that think they are better than the people back home.

get off the band wagon Tom.
My Dad used to say:
What goes around will come around and bite you in the arse if you aren't careful.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Free Speech or Not

There has been an incident in Greene and Christian Counties over whether an FBI visit to a local Christian County Blogger who ran the "Long is Wrong" website during the past election, that is taking many sides. His blog was critical of Billy Long, our newly elected Congressman who is taking Roy Blunts spot.
Reading what the Springfield paper has to say, listening to KSPR news, and reading all the posts surrounding this incident, makes me wonder whether we have free speech or not?

New to this incident? Billy Long gave Capital Police the name(s) of people who he felt threatened by (in lieu of the shotting in Arizonia).

Sheriff Arnott of Greene County went with FBI agent to blogger's home (in Christian county) and sat through the interview which was recorded by the blogger.

I read over 140 threads about this in the Springfield paper and have a few comments.

First I seldom get involved with opinioning my thoughts on political matters, my retirement and my job are Federal, but I feel this needs to be expounded upon:

The real question is still unanswered.

I live in Lawrence County, if Sheriff Jim Arnott from Greene County came to my door with an FBI agent or any Federal agency, I would politely ask him to explain why he was in my County, and then before allowing entry to my property, I would call my Sheriff and get him and the Highway Patrol and the County Commissioners to come over and be here for the visit.

If the FBI and Arnott have to sit in their car waiting, well so be it.

The bottom question is: What jurisdiction does Arnott cover? Why was he in Christian County? Why didn't he notify CC Sheriff? Who was paying his wages and whose vehicle did they use (all over news about not enough money for GC Sheriff's office)?

The Capitol Police will never release why someone's name was released as a threat!

I enjoyed reading the blog "Long is Wrong", The Busplunge's Blog and the Springfield newspaper, so I was better versed in who was running for Congress. The TV stations and Newspapers lack the indepth annalysis that used to be the best place to find information.

Unfortunately, we (the majority) elected another "Roy Blunt Clone". Not even in DC a month and already having wine tasting parties that you can attend, if you have money! Hey Billy, when will you dump your wife for a young sexy chick so you can really follow Roy's ways?

Now that I've made statements against Long and Ole Roy, I await the FBI's visit to my farm, where the sign says .............................!

What happens in DC, shouldn't stay in DC, but be known to all.
Tom Lee

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Long Time No Write

Well, I haven't been plagued with writer's cramps, or brain farts, or not being in the mood.
I just haven't taken time to write latey, as I have been busy.
Not as busy as the Bus, or the Jeep, or the Longroof, but been doing lots in the cold.

Finally got both tractors rebuilt. Yep, long and hard work, forgotten how hard it is to make pieces and to weld (when the metal doesn't want to be welded), and to put everything back without have any left over parts.
Today was perfect, didn't need a heater in the Ford Garage, and got the tractor put back together with only one snag... my noble assistant wasn't around to help, so I got the boy (Derrick - Steph's friend) to help me. Things go easier when there are two working a project.

Last weekend, the wife and I made a trip to KC to look at a 52 Cabover with a dump bed. But alas, it didn't work out.

Also, due to the cold, the chickens haven't been laying eggs, so early this morning the Boy and I filled all the huge holes in the chicken coop north wall with expando foam. When we built the chicken coop, we used green boards I had milled from a large tree, and well now that wood has finally dried out and shrunk. I am still pealing that foam off my fingers. But at least the chickens will sleep warmer tonight.

I am now looking at the Farmall Super C to determine how big a project it will be to make it parade ready. And the Bronco will soon have smaller tires. The big 33 inchers are boss looking, but with manual steering, the are a pain to turn. Also makes the Bronc too tall, and I need a ladder to get into it.

Lots of things going on when the weather doesn't allow outside work.

So tomorrow and Monday and Tuesday (yes I have Monday off, and taking vacation day on Tuesday) I can spend cleaning the Ford Garage.... amazing how much oil, grease and dirt ends up on the floor when rebuilding something.

So enjoy yourselves and don't party too much this weekend.

More later, and of course I forgot to take pictures, so if weather cooperates tomorrow, may get some pics of the two tractors, the bulldozer in my front yard, and who knows what.....

Later all

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ford Best Commercial Ever

Ford outdid themselves with this commmercial.

I hope you spend the time to watch it and reflect on how we are welcoming home our armed services members.