From The Older Guy- It’s Time to Get Scared

I’m 85 years old  today! Yes, who knew? I seem to be surrounded by big numbers now. My wife, Pat, is 83. We have been married for 63 years. Our sons, Russ and Doug, are 62 and our daughter, Terri, is 59. I can’t believe it.

I never had any dreams of longevity and never really thought about it much. I suppose that good genes had a lot to do with it, but there is another factor that should be considered. I have been a Type 1, insulin dependent diabetic for 56 years. Two of the requisites for living well with diabetes are exercise and nutrition. I have always exercised, and Pat and I attended several nutrition classes at Scripps Hospital and the VA. She has made it a point that we eat well and consume lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.

In my lifetime, I’ve been through the Depression, World War II, Korea, Viet Nam, and the middle-Eastern Wars. Now, for the first time, I am really scared for our democracy and our way of life. In January of 2017, a new president and his administration took office, and it was as if an evil black cloud had descended upon our country. All of a sudden, power and money and greed were in the forefront. Hate and disrespect and criminal behavior were the new norm. What scares me is that half of our citizens have bought into this behavior. Wake up, people! To understand what is going on, you must read “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.” It defines exactly what Trump is doing. Control the media, discredit those who object, and take over the minds of the people.

Our country hasn’t been perfect by any means, but we were working on it. Those who think that everything would be wonderful under the rule of the Trump regime had better rethink the situation. The rich guys, the top 1%, would prosper. The rest would suffer. Rules and regulations would be rolled back because they cost too much. Those things that protect our health and safety would be discarded. Diseases like TB, polio, cholera, and measles would return. The 1% guys won’t care because they will be living well.

I hate writing stuff like this. I’ve always been an optimist. I’m scared for my kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Too many people have been sucked in by this evil bastard. God Bless America!

Dave Thomas


No Respect

From the Older Guy

We are no longer the world’s bright star of democracy and hope. We have razor wire around our Capitol building and thousands of our people are dying because millions of our fellow Americans are too stupid to put on a mask or get a shot.

Dave Thomas



We have had the Jurassic Age and the Iron Age and a bunch of other ages. Recently, we have entered the Moronic Age, characterized by a complete lack of common sense and the inability to think or reason. This period is recognized acoustically by a lot of whining and complaining.

The news reports each day are filled with stories of parents who are afraid to tell their children to wear masks or get vaccinated because it might warp their little minds. Mandates to wear masks or get shots might infringe upon the little ones’ Civil Rights. The fact that the absence of masks and shots is spreading disease and killing people goes right over the heads of these parents. Those who have succumbed to Covid 19 have suffered a real and profound loss of their Civil Rights.

Dave Thomas


How Many Equals Enough?

It’s time to quit whining about your civil rights and all the other excuses being given for not wearing masks or getting the vaccine shots. You righteous folks have already killed more than 600,000 Americans. Now, you want to kill our little kids. Kids are not stupid. If you explain why they need to wear a mask, they will wear it. The same goes for the shots. When shots become available, explain the need and the kids will comply. It’s the whining of the so-called adults that keeps the kids screwed up. A little bit of mature guidance will go a long way.

Dave Thomas