Soap Box- #415 8/14/2018

Little darling, the smiles returning to their faces;
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here – “Here Comes The Sun – 1969 – The Beatles

Welcome to Drivel Over Coffee. The Drivel rambles through this thing called life, stopping here and there for reflection, an enlightenment, some storytelling, and a touch of humor perhaps. All the while my brain reverberates with the best music in the world – The ‘60’s and early 70’s. Yep – Lost in The Sixties. Remember, the brave kids who made this land free for you and me.

It has been a month in the new condo. Settling in a bit now. If my count is right, I only have 4,000 more boxes to go more or less. Okay, maybe a bit of an exaggeration but slowly getting into a groove. This neighborhood is super quiet. It is almost sleepy. They roll up the sidewalks around 7:00 pm and shoot sometimes they forget to roll them back out the next day. Yep pretty quiet. I will endeavor to do my best to add some life to the place but will settle in first.

Monday was the first day we had a cleaning person come in. New experience for us. Not sure if we should clean things before she comes in to clean, so she doesn’t think we are slobs or what. My current wife has been picking up her cleaning game in anticipation to the cleaning person’s arrival. I have got to believe we will get back into our normal slovenly norm eventually. I can’t believe I can keep up this clean way of life very long myself. That is just not in my DNA. Murphy introduced himself to her in not so honorable way, he attacked her. In all fairness, they both surprised each other. It was mostly my fault. I had him locked up in my bedroom will I was working on the blog, but nature knocked on the side of my head telling me it was time to visit the bathroom. Not thinking, I opened the door. Out went Murphy on a dead run. He knew a stranger was in the house. What I didn’t know was that she was next door in my bathroom. He attacked. We isolated him in a bedroom and I put the fear of god into him. I don’t believe I will have a problem like that again for a long time. He was actually cowering. That was the first time I had seen him do that. He got the point for sure.

Just a moment folks, I want to grab my soap box for a bit. Relax, grab a sip of Joe while I get set up. ……. Okay, here we go. I have heard, I don’t know if it is true or not, that owners of electric cars are getting free car fuel from the city and county at locations around Cedar Rapids, i.e. New Bo, parking ramps, county buildings per the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The thumbprint of our new mayor is starting to show itself already. The question becomes, naturally, when is local government planning to provide the rest of us with free gas?

Now don’t get me wrong, but that grabs my shorts. So why is it that since only 11 million people have Obama-Care, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed? Will an additional 13 million people be randomly shot?

If Donald Trump deleted all his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent.

Why is it that women doing the same job as men and getting paid less? Why don’t companies wise up and hire women instead of men, thus saving a ton of money in wages? Product quality may even improve.

Here’s something to ponder. If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?

Did you know each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama’s term were due to Climate Change and a plea for jobs?

One of my most annoying pet peeves is the use of the word “entitlements”. We should stop calling them all ‘Entitlements’. Welfare, Food Stamps, WIC, ad nausea ARE NOT entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts and shouldn’t be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veterans Benefits ARE Entitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

I was thinking; How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?

I was thinking; Why is it that Democrats think Super delegates are fine, but they have a problem with the Electoral College?

I was thinking; If you don’t want the FBI involved in elections, don’t nominate someone who’s being investigated by the FBI.

I was thinking; If Hillary’s speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one shows up to her free ones?

Now lastly, here is a stumper. Why is it that Democrats don’t want foreigners involved in our elections, but they think it’s all right for illegals to vote? Am I not understanding it right?

Enough of the soap box for today. I just must get these random thoughts out of my head otherwise they just keep rumbling around in my head getting all twisted up. They eventually wake me up at night, so I get up, not really knowing why, and stumble out to the living room. Once there, I stare at the blank TV screen for a while. When the eyelids begin to get droopy. I trundle off to bed and sleep. Why? I have no clue.

…….. Well my friends, there you have it as told by yours truly to you all. Thanks for allowing me back into your day, if only for a brief time. It is always an honor. If I can make at least one-person smile, laugh till they leak, or maybe spit out a drink, my day was not wasted. Until we meet again – “TA!”

Drivel Over Coffee is available on the internet at or if you prefer to receive it via email, send an email to