Slowing down

I’ve been writing this blog since October, 2008. That’s over six years. From time-to-time, I need to take off to recharge the batteries, so to speak. I’ve a number of activities in my retirement life. I’m busier now than when I worked for Sprint. As I sense burn-out approaching, I back away.

April is and will be a busy month at Casa Crucis. Every weekend this month is booked plus we’ve some out-of-town friends are coming to KC for a wedding and they’re staying at the Crucis B ‘n B.

If I miss a few days of blogging don’t be alarmed. I’ll be back to my 5-blogs a week schedule in a while.


The real story of Harry Reid’s ‘blow-flex’ accident is out. Reid’s brother, Larry, is the one who beat the crap out of Harry. Harry and Larry. To plagiarize another commentator, I wonder if there aren’t two more Reid brothers named Darryl?

From PJ Media…

Reid Family Values: Prime Suspect in Beatdown of Elderly Senator Arrested for Assault on Cop

The country really is in the best of hands.

by Michael Walsh, April 5, 2015 – 3:08 pm

Senator Harry Reid’s 73-year-old brother has been arrested and charged with driving drunk and hitting a police officer. Larry Reid was arrested for DUI about 12:40 p.m. between Boulder City and Searchlight in Nevada. Mr. Reid was also charged with battery of a police officer, driving across a median, resisting arrest, not wearing a seat belt and possession of a gun while under the influence of alcohol.A trooper saw Larry Reid’s Lexus SUV in the dirt median with the engine still running, Patrol spokesman Trooper Loy Hixson said.

The Nevada Senator’s office released a statement confirming that Larry Reid is the Democrat’s brother, saying only that it is ‘a private matter.’ Details of the arrest were not immediately available since the official complaint had not been filed with the court.


Harry Reid after his ‘bow-flex’ broke.

Larry Reid is now the prime suspect in the beatdown of his brother, according to Power Line’s John Hinderaker:

On Monday I got a phone call from a man named Easton Elliott. We talked briefly on Monday, and have had additional telephone conversations since then. Elliott* is a businessman who lives in the Las Vegas area, and he thinks he knows what really happened to Harry Reid. This is the story as he related it to me:

Elliott spent a portion of last New Year’s Eve at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Henderson, Nevada. His AA group has meetings every hour on New Year’s Eve, along with a pot luck supper. There were approximately 20 people present at the meeting during the events described below.

Some time between 10:00 and 11:30 p.m., a man entered the meeting. His appearance was striking: there was blood on his clothing, beginning around his midsection. His left hand was swollen. He appeared to be somewhat intoxicated and was visibly agitated. He introduced himself as “Larry.”

In a group discussion that was heard by a number of people, Larry said that he had just had a fight with a family member. Larry said he had been at a family get-together, and he didn’t remember much about the fight because he had blacked out. When he came to, he was rolling on the ground, fighting with a family member, and his clothes were bloody. Now, he said, he was frightened that the Secret Service would come after him.

So Hillary assaulted Bubba during the Clinton presidency — something for which, by the way, anybody else would have gone to jail — and now Larry whales the stuffing out of Harry, causing the nation’s leading corruptocrat to abdicate his senate seat and endorse Sen. Snidely Whiplash — excuse me! I mean Chuck Schumer! — to replace him as minority leader.

The country really is in the best of hands.


California stinks! It’s not an opinion. Governor Moonbean Jerry Brown says the state will arrest and fine you if you take too long showers. The libs say they want government out of their bedrooms. I guess it’s fine for government to invade their bathrooms, however.

Attention America: Californians will shower less


Signing far-reaching executive orders seems to have become contagious in American government, at least among Democrats.

Gov. Jerry Brown went on national TV Sunday to explain his newly-announced mandatory water restrictions that will, among other things, require California residents to shower less. And if you’ve ever visited France, you know what that means.

Last week Brown, now in his fourth term as chief executive of the nation’s most populous state, said California has not properly prepared for the kind of long-term drought it appears to face now. Brown, who turns 77 Tuesday, did not blame George W. Bush, but instead global warming.

His wide-ranging 31-point plan, announced during a photo-op in a snow-free mountain field, imposes a 25% water reduction on California cities and towns, empowering water boards to encourage conservation with higher household rates and fines on individuals for liquid disobedience.

It also prohibits new residential construction from using potable water for traditional landscape irrigation, bans watering much public property and curbs water use by campuses, golf courses and cemeteries.

Additionally, the governor warned private property owners of the kinds of broad behavioral changes he expects from his unprecedented order. “The idea of your nice little green grass getting water every day,” Brown vowed sarcastically, “that’s going to be a thing of the past.”

Of course, Democrat Brown’s plan also involves — wait for it! — increased and expedited government spending. Last month the governor signed “emergency legislation” involving $1 billion in projects, including food aid, wildlife tracking and flood prevention, which might not seem an urgent spending concern in a four-year drought.

Not only will Governor Moonbeam not allow you those long showers, he’s going to make you pay for not taking those long showers. I wonder if that means the Hollywood types will be required to fill their pools with non-potable water? No! That could lead to spreading disease! Drain their pools? Somehow I doubt it. The liberal elite are never affected by their own edicts.

I wonder if Governor Moonbeam can add to his coffers by selling indulgences? That is selling waivers to you who were educated in the public school system…waivers like those issued by Obama to selected groups to delay the negative impact of Obamacare.