Monday, February 28, 2005

The Little Turtle

A little turtle begins to climb a tree
slowly. After long hours of effort, he
reaches the top, jumps into the air waving
his front legs, until he crashes heavily
into the ground with a hard knock on his
shell. After recovering his consciousness,
he starts to climb the tree again, jumps
again, and knocks the ground heavily again.

The little turtle persisted again and again
while a couple of birds sitting at the edge
of a branch, watched the turtle with pain.
Suddenly the female bird says to the male,
"Hey dear, I think it's time to tell our
little turtle he is adopted".

Is this posting yet?

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Lets go nuke - and I've got an answer for the spent fuel!

I found a new blog, via Machias Privateer, she was talking about a mini nuke plant- seems as if I'd heard about it before, probably in Popular Mechanics?

It's a self contained safe nucleARrrr(Zippo) battery. Toshiba calls it a battery because there are no moving parts.

This new blog gives alot more information about it.

It seems alot safer than our old ones, and even my technically illiterate butt knows it'll be ALOT safer than the Russians'.
It's self contained and about as big as a water tower.
It would be a great thing for Cali, but the enviro wacos would rather see an entire mountain range full of ugly white windmills (that KILL birds) than neighborhood discrete powerplants.

Toshiba offered it to a small town in the Arctic Circle. All this small town of Galena, Alaska has to do is get the DoE to approve it- about 2 years of paperwork and fighting anti-everything envromentalists. Yes I know nothing's 'free" it's to show off the technology, ok.

The thing has an anticipated life of 30 years, and basically no maintenance, since it uses a non-pressurized liquid sodium cooling system, and a "mirror" array to keep the reaction going- something goes wrong, move a "mirror", it'll stop.

Oh, as for the nuclear waste, why not send it into the sun?
-Gets it to a place safe for us.
- The sun won't even feel it- since it'll vaporize long before it hits the surface.
-As an additional plus, since it'll be so comparativly mild, it(ANYTHING we shoot at the sun)will cool it down a little, and help reduce "Global Warming".

Gawd am I brilliant?
Dear Time-Warner,

I know your company is a bunch of Liberal sycophants- but your channel 07 is SUPPOSED to be a TV GUIDE channel. When I go there I want to see what's on your line-up- NOT the Rivers' kissing ass on the Hollywood elete.

I went there SPECIFICALLY so see where the OSCARS were NOT.

I sure am glad the girl I talked to when I moved in here convinced me that not only was I NOT watching Time-Warner, they didn't WANT me to sign up.
Does anybody remember the
shoot-out in Tyler
this week?

Anyone? I'm sure my two loyal readrs do- they're from here (Texas).

It had all the ingredients the MSM wants for an anti-gun story (Angry male, AK-47 *ASSAULT* rifle, dead Ex-wife, dead by-stander, wounded Cops)- EXEPT that it didn't end with the slaughter of any more innocent people.

And it was interrupted by (legally) ARMED citizens.

Via Boortz

Saturday, February 26, 2005

I didn't know E-Bay had this , , ,

But The pet Jawa wants you to help out Jeff Gannon , somehow- don't know what E-BayPorn has to do with him. But if Jawa sez it'll help, then, , , ?
The Ward Churchill experience- part,,,ummm -whatever

I was just checking out the $10 Mil payoff to Chief Forked-tongue (not true-yet), when I ran accross references to his military experiences.

I "AskedJeeves" about it, and he gave me this from Free Republic .

I haven't been paying alot of attention to it- he's a loudmouth lib who's chickens are finally comming home to roost. I hadn't heard about his 'Nam heroism, tho. Bill Clinton could have used him to buff HIS military record.
The "smartest" thing Cliff EVER said on Cheers!

One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining
the buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. And here's how
it went:
"Well ya see Norm, it's like this....A herd
of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest
buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the
slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed
first. This natural selection is good for the herd as
a whole, because the general speed and health of the
whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of
the weakest members."

"In much the same way, the human brain can only
operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive
intake of alcohol, as we all know, kills brain cells,
but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest
cells first. In this way, regular consumption of
beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the
brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why
you always feel smarter after a few beers."
Dean Esmay has a challenge, , ,

He wants you to name any Democratic (a real democracy, not one with Democratic in it's name) that's been in a deep, prolonged famine.

He also says that freedom loving people don't war against each other, or if they do it's not a "bad" war.

If you disageree with those two ideas- name them.

Easy, huh?

Friday, February 25, 2005

THIS goes to show just how good we have it here.

Ok, Lets look at some things logically. If we (the USA, Canada & Europe) had anywhere near as much to worry about as the second, or third world, we wouldn't be up in arms about what GUMMI BEARS look like, or alot of the hysterics from the left. If we didn't have it so good, we'd be worried about
  • a reliable supply of clean water,
  • steady electricity (sorry Cali. you made that problem- doesn't count),
  • mothers dying trying to deliver healthy childrem- not their right to kill them,
  • healthy children being born and living to adulthood.
  • being able to heat our hovel in sub-zero winter.
  • having reliable transportation- not gassing up a HUMMER.
Ok am I wrong? Have we as a First World country got it so good that we've forgotten that life can actually suck so bad that we don't worry about smelling second-hand smoke from a block away?
Update on the letters I sent Feb 08

I sent copies of a Letter I wrote to my elected officials.

UMmmmmm, nothing yet.
But I'm not giving up hope on those caring people in DC, they're busy protecting me from myself.
Thank you Wedge Donovan (new pic)

Now I have about 2 weeks to find a renter here, and then an affordable house near Castroville. The 16yr-old took it ok, we haven't told the 14 yr-old yet; she's being- well, a teenager.

But I DID get about $9,000 in wage change for the better.

Now I need a new blog name, since this is fixed in location.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Now, a tail of two trials

Elliot tells about his adventures in a Texas coutroom.

And then you have this circus.

I don't know if he's guilty or not, but he's not right.
I'm kinda late on this weeks EUrowienie bashing
But here's my contribution, from last Fridays edition of The National Review Online.

Denis Boyles Has a piece on How to Euro Speak.

In it he gives this advice:
Europeans hate the way Americans talk. They think we're loud and uncouth and they don't like our jokes, except for
Michael Moore. Plus, they resent the fact that they’ve had to learn our language because if they didn’t we wouldn’t buy their stupid metric widgets or visit their overpriced ruins.

So when the president goes to Europe to give his speech to all the EU-niks in Brussels on Tuesday, it’s important that he speak clearly — or at least clearfully. Because there are a few things he needs to say, and they can all be summed up in seven handy, easy-to-utter phrases:
  1. Get a Job <, , ,>
  2. Clean up your own mess<, , ,>
  3. Stop taking bribes<, , ,>
  4. Since you can't defend yourselves, get out of our way<, , ,>
  5. Knock-off the EUro-hypocracy<, , ,>
  6. Start a "No european left behind" program<, , ,>
  7. Jaques, Gerhard, get a better campaign issue<, , ,>
He ends this with:
"This kind of knee-jerk hatred colors the judgments of both men and their fellow citizens. If Germany and France hadn’t already demonstrated their ability to market brutal hatred during World War II, this might not matter. But to fan the flames of grotesque intolerance during a war on terror just to keep two political hacks out of their own growing unemployment lines is a bit much. If that’s worth deep-sixing the Atlantic “alliance,” that’s jake. Or maybe we could give Germany our Security Council seat (and our share of the bills) on our way out of the U.N. Let Europe pay its own way for a decade or two. If Bush makes nothing else clear when he arrives in Brussels Monday night for a “working dinner” with Chirac it should be that ultimately European anti-Americanism isn’t our problem. It’s Europe’s problem, and Euro-leaders should take the lead in solving it."

I just wish someone would listen.
Todays history lesson

I was going to say something a bout the quote by C.C.Pickering, 'Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.' , but found out it wasn't a direct reference to our FIRST unilateral foray into the mideast.

My bad--oops
Here's a Knot for Zippo

They call it a "Sailors Knot" but actually it's a Carrick Bend.

It's REALLY thundering bad here, even the dogs are scared- well the white, fat, gay thing is anyway.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I guess if I do get that job, I'll have to remember transformer connections

Guess I'll start on the easy ones.
OK, the disability thing's taken care of- kinda.

, , , Still feel like I bought a bill of goods, though.
I guess I'm going to have to start remembering how to tie Knots again

If I'm going to be up on a pole, again.

This one's a bowline.


Got frustrations at work?
Go pop some BUBBLEWRAP.

Via Ace

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Light Blogging tonite

Got some "interesting" news from a former employer who I thought was paying me disability. Seems they 'misplaced my letter of resignation, and didn't send me any information saying that the DR released me to return to work. He didn't tell me, and my nerve damage in my right elbow is still as bad as when I walked away from the truck.

I'm kinda pissed- they want me to pay it back.

Haifa-adai (that's a Gauammanian Aloha)
Happy Birthday George

Monday, February 21, 2005

Anyone remember Elian?

Ok, I see your eyes rolling, so I know you do.

Val over at Babalu Blog has a 'behind the scenes' post about Elian.

Like about 279 million Americans I was only interested because of the spokes-babe.
I ->know<- I should be interested, because Cuba is a fully functioning Communist enclave 90 miles to the south of us-the US. It just- somehow- seems - so- remote- from- anything, that it's hard to get our back up anymore, , , I guess.

For Val and the rest of the Cuban refugees, it's PERSONAL.
It made me realize/ remember they're freedom loving Cubans- not 'Mexicans from the islands'.

Go read his posts, it makes it more personal.
Ok, I'm surfing the web with the TV on for background noise

Listening to Monster Garage, as they "modify" a Model A (sob).
As that Pepto-Bismo commercial came on (stomachupset-heartburn-constipation-diarehah), I started thinking of other annoying/bad commercials.

  • That Mcdonalds rap radio commercial while I'm listening to country or talk radio, I always think of that as I go into their competition.
  • the SWBC/ SBC commercial- one is a telephone co. the other is a business services co. their phone numbers CAN't be that close. How can you OVERLOOK the "W" they're not even close in the phone book.
  • SBC again with their two dorks selling their cell phones.
Ok, they're arguing about upside-down intake gaskets, looks like it's getting interesting.

Have you got any favorite bad commercials?
Can't think of the rest
Over in the UK, they have a new TV show called Demolition

In it they ask for nominations for a building to be bulldozed to the ground.
(and rebuild in a new show next season-aren't Brit shows great?)
Well the townsfolk of Cumbernauld (Scotland?) heard about it and wanted the entire town demolished. (Registration required)
Here are the basics:

Town so ugly, residents want it demolished


Key points
• Cumbernauld locals nominate entire town to be razed as part TV series
• Despite being location of Scottish film Gregory’s Girl, town has few fans
• Response to suggestion mixed on town's streets; Channel 4 politely declined

Key quote
"It’s a bit further than we want to go for a programme" - Channel 4 spokesman

Story in full: POOR old Cumbernauld. The town with all the popular appeal of a Moscow suburb is under fire again but this time from within, according to Channel 4.

The station is making a four-part series Demolition, in which viewers nominate an "eyesore" building they want bulldozed.

Some residents of Cumbernauld have apparently demanded Channel 4 help raze their entire town to the ground.
<, , ,>
`Criticism of Cumbernauld, created in 1956 for the Glasgow "overspill", usually comes from outsiders.

Its stark architecture has few fans and it was described as one of the worst places to live in the UK. The Idler’s Book of Crap Towns said "town-planning students visit Cumbernauld to learn what not to do".

Before that, a business magazine awarded Cumbernauld the Carbuncle Award, bestowed annually on a town deemed to be a blot on the landscape.

The town centre was described as "a rabbit warren on stilts, a sprawling, angular concrete complex that is soulless, inaccessible, like something from Eastern Europe".
<, , , >
But on the other hand-"It has not all been bad news for Cumbernauld. It was recently named as an official treasure of late 20th-century architecture by a United Nations heritage body. "

I know it's been blogged already, but who gives a cr*p about

Paris Hiltons phone info?
Everyone already knows she's a complete Ditz- if I can be that charitable.
I know this blog doesn't make alot of sense sometimes, but I'm an Einstein compared to her.

Have you read what she's messaged?
My dog could do as well- the dumb one.

She has no talent, or looks, or anything -exept- daddys money. I guess that's what it takes to be "someone" on the Left coast.

What do you call an intelligent blonde?



A Golden Retiever

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Captains Quarters Blog has a post on the new DNC chairman.

And I have My own slant.

He's saying Dean is revving up the base (moonbats). Ok, Bush isn't making his base all that happy with his "compassionat conservatism".

If a third party came out with a REAL conservative, the Republicans would have a real problem. Off hand, all I know is that Ron Paul is the only one that's voted as a conservative- with any consistancy.

Get a Zell Miller party and I'll give it a good hard look.
According to this article over at Deans World

whales are having a hard time with their love life.

"But Clark and other scientists are concerned that the growing "acoustic smog" in the world's oceans, and particularly the waters near popular migration and feeding routes, is interfering with whales' ability to communicate with songs.

"A blue whale, which lives 100 years, that was born in 1940, today has had his acoustic bubble shrunken from 1,000 miles to 100 miles because of noise pollution," said Clark. "The noise pollution is estimated to be at the industrial noise level where OSHA would require us to wear headphones."

Noise pollution is doubling every decade in an urbanized marine environment, Clark claims, mostly due to shipping traffic."

OK, I'm sure some marine engineer can explain this- since about WWII we've gone from diesal engines to turbines (much quieter) and we haven't been doing a massive amount of depth charging lately, either(besides if a Blue Whale was born in the '40s he'd be deaf, wouldn't he?). So there are more ships, they're larger, move faster, and are quieter than their forebears.

Why is this a problem now? Can't the great whales cope with change ( their brains are bigger than a passenger van)? Isn't evolution what Liberals celibrate in school?
Machias Privateer has a good sounding idea

About the proposed retirement of the aircraft carrier, John F. Kennedy CV-67.
Instead of decommisioning her, turn her into a disater recovery ship.

Sounds like a workable idea. There'd be plenty of room for humanitarian equipment.

And the tsnunami showed that it would be definetly appreciated.
Coyote Blog has an interesting post up today.

He's talking about the Robber Barons of the 19th century. El Coyote is giving an alternative (realistic) history ofCornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt and John D. Rockefeller.

He shows how instead of villifying them, the Left should be praising them- but when has reality been used as a basis of judgement by the Left?

I was learning things from his post, and it occurred to me how much things change- and how much they stay the same, just under different names.
We went looking at houses yesterday

And I can't say I'm really impresses with what we looked at.
There's not really alot for sale on the west/ southwest side of San Antonio. If you wanted to live in what would easily be described as either the "projects" or the barrio, you'd have more choices.

I don't want to live there.
We basically have it narrowed down to 3 places. Two are between Castroville and Hondo, and the other one is just north of Devine.
Bandera and Pipe Creek are too far north for both of us to drive daily.

The one at Devine is a Gov't forclosure, and basically needs to be rebuilt, but it's on almost 7 acres in good hog country- and we'd be able to shoot out in the back yard.

The two west of Castroville are in built-up areas, better for the girls; but so much for rifles- one I know is in a HOA and the other looks like its across the street from a golf course.

If we wanted to throw our money away we could get a house in Bexar Co.- but I don't want ANY of my money helping out those clowns on the S.A. city council. You step accross the Medina/ Bexar Co. line and the taxes double for the same house.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Looks like 2 out of 3 ain't bad

Two out of three of the original axis of evil are on our side in Iraq. Then there's Germany.

The Italian Parliment voted to extend funding for it's 3,000 troups in Iraq- making it #4 in the unilateral US imposition of Iraqi freedom fiasco.
I can't find any links exept this kind, where that is mentioned as an afterthought to the plight of a communist pro terrorist.

Hat-tip to Confederate Yankee for the info.

We won't even mention our ahem- freedom loving allies.
The Jawa Report has alot of good stuff

Crammed into one post about - (yes it's the title)The Religion of Peace.

It begins with a quote from Salmon Rushdie, if you remember him.

Lots of good links.
The complete truth

On the WBAM FM morning show in Chicago. The DJs play a game where they award winners great prizes. The game is called "Mate Match". The DJs call someone at work and ask if they are married or seriously involved with someone. If the contestant answers "yes", he or she is then asked 3 random yet highly personal questions.
The person is also asked to divulge the name of their partner (with phone number) for verification. If their partner answers those same three questions correctly, they both win the prize. One particular game, however, several months ago made the City of Big Shoulders drop to its knees with laughter.

Anyway, here's how it all went down:

DJ: "Hey! This is Edgar on WBAM. Have you ever
heard of 'MateMatch'?"
Contestant: (laughing) "Yes, I have."

DJ: "Great! Then you know we're giving away a trip to Orlando, Florida if you win. What is your name? First only please."

Contestant: "Brian."

DJ: "Brian, are you married or what?"
Brian: "Yes."
DJ: "Yes? Does that mean you're married or you're
Brian: (laughing nervously) "Yes, I am married."

DJ: "Thank you. Now, what is your wife's name?
First only please."

Brian: "Sara."
DJ: "Is Sara at work, Brian?"
Brian: "She is gonna kill me."

DJ: "Stay with me here, Brian! Is she at work?"
Brian: (laughing) "Yes, she's at work."
DJ: "Okay, first question - when was the last time
you had sex?"
Brian: "She is gonna kill me."
DJ: "Brian! Stay with me here!"
Brian: "About 8 o'clock this morning."
DJ: "Atta boy, Brian."

Brian: (laughing sheepishly) "Well..."

DJ: "Question #2 - How long did it last?"

Brian: "About 10 minutes."
DJ: "Wow! You really want that trip, huh? No one would ever have said that if a trip wasn't at stake."

Brian: "Yeah, that trip sure would be nice."
DJ: "Okay. Final question. Where did you have sex at 8 o'clock this morning?"

Brian: (laughing hard) "I, ummm, I, well..."
DJ: "This sounds good, Brian. Where was it at?"
Brian: "Not that it was all that great, but her mom is staying with us for a couple of weeks..."

DJ: "Uh huh..."

Brian: "...and the Mother-In-Law was in the shower at the time."

DJ: "Atta boy, Brian."
Brian: "On the kitchen table."

DJ: "Not that great?? That is more adventure than the previous hundred times I've done it. Okay folks, I will put Brian on hold, get this wife's work number and call her up. You listen to this."

( 3 minutes of commercials follow.)
DJ: "Okay audience, let's call Sarah, shall we?"(touchtones....ringing....)

Clerk: "Kinkos."
DJ: "Hey, is Sarah around there somewhere?"
Clerk: "This is she."
DJ: "Sarah, this is Edgar with WBAM. We are live on the air right now and I've been talking with Brian for a couple of hours now."

Sarah: (laughing) "A couple of hours?"

DJ: "Well, a while now. He is on the line with us. Brian knows not to give any answers away or you'll lose. Sooooooo... do you know the rules of 'MateMatch'?"

Sarah: "No."

DJ: "Good!"
Brian: (laughing)
Sarah: (laughing) "Brian, what the hell are you up to?"

Brian (laughing) "Just answer his questions honestly, okay? Be completely honest."
DJ: "Yeah yeah yeah. Sure. Now, I will ask you 3 questions, Sarah. If your answers match Brian's answers, then the both of you will be off to Orlando, Florida for 5 days on us. Disney World. Sea World. Tickets to the Magic's game. The whole deal. Get it Sarah?"
Sarah: (laughing) "Yes."
DJ: "Alright. When did you last have sex, Sarah?"Sarah: "Oh God, Brian....uh, this morning before Brian went to work."

DJ: "What time?"
Sarah: "Around 8 this morning."
DJ: "Very good. Next question. How long did it last?"

Sarah: "12, 15 minutes maybe."

DJ: "Hmmmm. That's close enough. I am sure she is trying to protect his manhood. We've got one last question, Sarah. You are one question away from a trip to Florida. Are you ready?"
Sarah: (laughing) "Yes."
DJ: "Where did you have it?"

Sarah: "OH MY GOD, BRIAN!! You didn't tell them that, did you?"
Brian: "Just tell him, honey."

DJ: "What is bothering you so much, Sarah?"
Sarah: "Well, it's just that my mom is vacationing with us and..."
DJ: Come on Sarah.....where did you have it?

Sarah: "In the ass....."
After a long pause, the DJ said, "Folks, we need to take a station break....

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Ok, a gratuitous picture of a babe a real guy wants

(I've had the hots for her for a long time, anyway)
She knows guns, in the wilderness, and a rich consrevative- UMMmmmmm.

You can see more of her here.

*Not work safe if you work at GOOGLE, PROGRESSIVE, NETSCAPE, or any other "blue" company*

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Why not just BUY them all houses?

"HUD funds will support unprecedented number of local programs"
Dash has a good Chili post up

(I wish I could get my Tracbacks working, but I guess this is just Googles way of dealing with conservative blogs.)

But anyway, You'll have to scroll down this archive untill you come to
Tuesday, February 15, 2005/
Texas Chili Contest
Remember back in the 80's when AIDS first came to light?

The Government wanted to treat it like a medical problem/ burgoning epidemic. They wanted to track the carriers and get their sexual history so they could track and treat their parteners. That's how they cured or got a handle on Small Pox, Dyptheria, Polio, and many other diseases.

The Homophile (see I know Latin words, too) community went nuts. Accusing everyone that didn't vehemently object as HOMOPHOBICS who 'just wanted to discriminate against GAYS'.

Ok fast forward to today, and see what a poll of 864 physicians and 1,339 members of the general public has to say.

The survey revealed that among the general public:

-- 63% of Americans believe that mandatory, federally funded HIV testing would improve the overall health of the U.S. population

-- 60% indicated that the associated health care benefits of mandatory, federally funded HIV testing outweigh the social implications

-- 40% indicated that the social implications of mandatory, federally funded HIV testing outweigh the associated health care benefits

Among the sample of physicians:

-- 64% believe that mandatory, federally funded HIV testing would improve the overall health of the U.S. population

-- 59% reported that the associated health care benefits of mandatory, federally funded HIV testing outweigh the social implications

-- 41% indicated that the social implications of mandatory, federally funded HIV testing outweigh the associated health care benefits


According to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, health experts recommend that virtually all Americans be screened routinely for the HIV AIDS virus, much as they are for cancer and other conditions. In addition, the report cited recent federally funded studies which determined that the cost of routinely testing and treating nearly all adults would be outweighed by a reduction in new infections and the opportunity to start patients on antiviral medications early in the disease progression.

Yep, like the saying goes: "What goes around comes around."

I'm just wondering how much the "Compassionat Conservative" is going to flush on that program.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Thanks to Capt Wedge Donovan

It looks like I'm on the short list for a new job.
They're looking for a guy who knows both High wire and natural gas systems. Even though it's been almost 20 years since I climbed a pole, those two words Sea Bee helped make up his mind, and being discrepency free in two consecutive RRC inspections helped a bit, too.

Not to brag, but if you can build a fully functioning airfield when the Marines are still taking an Island, you should be able to run a small towns utilities.
Introducing the USS Hostage Crisis

Yep, you heard right the Navy- in all it's infinit wisdom and PCness is going to commission an attack sub the USS Dhimy Jimmy Carter.

Wonder what Carter'll have to say about something designed specifically destroy enemys of America in his commissioning speach?
Did volenteers come over on the weekends to help build it?
Will the commissioning crew have to "donate" their planks for a Habitat Home?

Hope there's no counter-attack rabbits going after it.
I hope they take care of his boat a hell of alot better than HE did the military when he was in charge of it.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Spare White Guy is finally getting around to posting

on something I posted last week.

Ol' Thor the wonder Penis is posting about wimmin teachers and their young meat
-Ok that's not the name of the post. I mean it's fake- but accurate.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Well, I'm getting hits, but

Almost all of them are spanish blogs- Unless they're looking for info about sneaking into Maxwell.
They should just show up, half of maxwell seems illegal anyway. The population of Maxwell proper is about 300, or so.
The Post Office is there and the Water Board. I live about 4 miles away; closer to San Marcos city limits, actually.
Can the Hollywood left EVER get enough of the Clintons?

Bill and Hill each got a Grammy for their books on tape. Guess they need to get their message out to all the graduates of "outcome based" high schools.

Gorbachev got one too.
. . . And in the spirit of tolerance and healing

Kos is reaching out to Republicans.


Why do I always feel like I need to shower when I come out of those kind of sites?
Ok MSM it's been a week since the Iraqi MP story broke

As I mentioned in my post last week.
I want to see the pics splashed all over the place. Where are they?

Oh? They're not going to overkill that story?
Ohhh- because they were exposing themselves, and- they were BABES, not like that mannish hosebag Lyndie England.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Happy Birthday Abe
President Bush? I have a job related question.

I've been rained out quite a bit lately ( it's a good thing I'm guaranteed a 24hr/wk).
I was browsing jobs to see what else was out there that I might be interested in because frankly, I'm getting bored. If I'm rained out I can't do anything outside, or do any finish woodworking in the 100% humdity.

So I'm looking in Work in Texas and I saw this:
Carpenter - View Job Posting for Information - SAN ANTONIO, TX - $13.00 / hour - View Job Posting

The pay range for that Truss Builders job is from $9 - 13/hr.
That's what it was almost 20 years ago when I was a carpenter after getting out of the Navy.

The reason I mention this job, Mr President and all you other apologists for Illegals, is that you keep saying Americans can't or won't take these "low paying"jobs. 20 years at the same pay. If the illegals weren't keeping these wages so low- ALOT of Americans would be working there.

I like carpentry, I like to build things. I'm NOT going to do it for $9- $13/hr.
As far as migrant farmworkers- a machine can do what they do- and at a better cost (well,after it's cost-effective to build one, that is) and we taxpayers won't be required to provide free/lowcost food, lodging and healthcare.

Anyway Mr Bush, my question to you is are you going to do anything to try to slow or stop these lawbreakers from coming north?
Also, are you even going to mention to Vincente Fox that it was in bad taste for his government to print a "How To" book about breaking our imigration laws?
Kinky Friedman for Gov?

I report, you decide.
I came accross this collection of his writings in Texas Monthly Magazine, and as a fair and balanced blog; I'll let you make up your mind if you'd want him as the Governer of our state.
Hoopla has a poll up

It's missing a name, I think. They're asking who's responsible for the Ward Churchill thing.

As I said earlier, I should probably care about this, but I don't really.
I just thought I'd add this post to be able to (maybe) get a link to Hooplas' website. They're linked to LGF so maybe I'll get some spillover.

As a note to the ardant followers of Churchill. You'll find it as easy to rip my little bloglett to shreds as a Rottweiler would shredding Raggedy Andy.

I know this blog sucks, I don't have 4 years of college behind me, I went into the Navy and my college courses were in Electronics, not Poly Sci and English.

Friday, February 11, 2005

This has everything the UN wants,

But where is it? According to this news story, The Sri Lanka people are accusing their own officials are taking bribes for aid.

Ok, the question is - where is the UN? It has everything the UN wants; a major disaster, lack of oversite, and bribes for everyday necessities.

I guess they don't figure it's worth it, tho - not like skimming BILLIONS from Iraq. It's only a jerkwater island that a popular sci-fi author lives on. It's not like they have BILLIONS of barrels of oil to skim. Maybe the UN is waiting for their 2005 Landcruisers to arrive, before the start "overseeing" the relief efforts.
El Capitan

Gives a Public safety warning about cleaning loaded staplers.
Garfield Ridge

Has an update on the latest in plastic engineering.

Just wondering if Ebay lets you sell "clean" (umm) water.
Spare White Guy

Gives you something not safe for the Valentine to catch you with tonite.
Ok, on the laptop everything seems like it's working.

Maybe it was just Blogger having issues?
The spell check still won't work, tho.
-And my edit pencil is gone.

1:45AM- OK, my fault about the links. I copied the entire address- including the http://.
If you have TWO http://s it looks like this- http://http://siteaddress.whatever -and it'll send you to the microsoft homepage. Weird.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

OK, is it me? or my writing? My views? My Firefox? My XP? The dogs muddy paws?

Blogger won't post any posts.

My Blogroll- powered by Blogroll is sending everything in my blogroll to the microsoft main page.

I changed my name in my Profile, and it changed in most of my posts, now it's back to the old name.

Guess maybe I'll just try another blog, and try again on another site? With a different name, and hope nobody remembers me.
Been an expensive two weeks over here at rancho trainwreck. Had the Transmission rebuilt on the Dodge (my favorite truck) to the tune of $2.000, the Conductors Emergency Room bills (insurance didn't kick in till Feb) came in last week from a Dec. visit. And - best of all- I owe Uncle Sugar almost $600.

Ahhhh, the life of an evil rich conservative.

Well, the good thing was the rattling shudder in the Dodge wasn't warped brake rotors, just a bulge on my rear tire.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Ward? Weren't you a little hard on the Bever last night?

Ok, I don't really have a dog in this fight. But my English wife was wondering why now, after all Ward Churchill has said about how evil America and her lackies (us) are- is everybody jumping on him now?

I told her it's simple, when everyone thought he was part Indian - he couldn't be a racist. When it was disclosed by A.I.M. that he wasn't part of the "tribe" it became racist hatespeach- pretty much. He was open for citicism. (They haven't got so "politically sensitive" over there yet).

Now I ran accross this website over at LGF, and just couldn't help putting it into context:

We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

Say you don’t know me or recognize my face
Say you don’t care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night.

OK, enuff said.
Gone to Canada the saga continues. . .

I know if you're here then you've seen the "libs heading north" thing. Aren't they showing their 'racism' and 'intolerance' and not their vaunted 'appreciation of culture' by NOT heading south- to Mexico?
They worship the Mexican 'undocumented worker', and the culture they bring north.

I can think of at least two reasonsfor that, and they are:

  1. They're going to reinforce the earlier wave of draft-dodgers we sent in the 60's. The ones who've helped push Canada into the pro-French anti-anglo sphere.
  2. They like the wages and Gov't healthcare they have heard about (can't blame them for not wanting Mexican wages, healthcare or education)
OK, Mexico has some of the same opportunities as Canada, and even some moder, first world cities to live in in addition to some advantages nobody's mentioned.
- Mexico has a nice warm climate too boot.
-And a low cost of living.
-And a wonderfully diverse culture (we KNOW just how much Libs love diversity)
-Mexicans running everything- AND they don't have to fight us evil, cro-magnon red staters in order to get that happening- save alot of time).

Maybe they can head south and put their ideals into action.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Ok, is this a new thing?
Where were these kind of woman teachers when I was in middle school?
I would have loved to have the bragging rights to bagging a hot teacher.

I think of all the education that I missed.
But then my homework was never quite like this.
Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad,
I’m hot for teacher.
I got it bad, so bad,
I’m hot for teacher.

What's wrong with these women? The ones I've seen are hot, not the spinsterly ones we had in middle school, who probably didn't have the choices these babes have.

The only thing I can imagin is that they want to be a "wholistic" teacher ;-D, and be sure the kid is "ready" to face the world- or that those teachers are somehow , , , damaged goods in one way or another.

I think of all the education that I missed.
But then my homework was never quite like this.
Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad,
I’m hot for teacher.
I got it bad, so bad,
I’m hot for teacher.
-Van Halen
Over here we call it "scalping"

According to ThisIsLondon The 60s group Cream are holding a reunion, and tickets: "have appeared on auction sites such as eBay for up to £2,000 for four, an increase of more than 300 per cent.

The premiums have enraged fans who failed to get tickets through "legitimate" routes and now face having to pay over the odds for the concerts.

There are also fears about "cowboy" agents who do not give accurate information or may even fail to supply the tickets. Peter Tudor, chairman of the National Arenas Association-said Cream fans should treat websites offering tickets with the utmost caution."

The exchange rate is about $1.70 to the Pound

That's more than I payed for our spare car!
Dear President Bush,
Dear Vice President Cheney
Dear Senator Cornyn,
Dear Senator Hutchinson,
Dear Representative Paul,
Dear Representative Doggett

Hi, I'm just wondering if you and the rest of the Republicans are going to start actually acting like conservatives with this budget. I understand there are things that can't be forseen, like the cost of the War on Terror and such.

I don't mean that, I'm wondering if you have anyone on your staff who is actually going to READ the final spending bill- BEFORE -you vote on it?

Seems like everytime you people vote to approve the bill, and the President signs it, we hear about the boatloads of pork the nobody knew was in there- because nobody bothered to actully READ the thing. I'm sure you have an extra staffer, or intern just sitting around extra that you could get to maybe just skim the thing, and cull the pork for you.

If you want to explain more of the budget prosess, I'd love to post your response in my little bloglett where this letter is going. You can write to me, or respond in comments at A trainwreck in Maxwell

Thank you for your time,

P.S. Can I get a retirement plan like the one you have in D.C.?
Well, it's finally out about the real meaning of "Compassionate Conservatism"

Anyone who was a real conservative could see that "compassionate conservatism" was just a codeword for Liberal-lite.

In his first term we wached "W" using a grain shovel to throw money out the window, and then come up with the perscription drug fiasco (anybody know exactly how much over-budget it really is? ) which I seem to remember something like 25%-BEFORE it even starts the money sluce.

Then there was the illegal amnesty balloon.
The doing whatever they could to make the MSM , and Libs like them- Ted Kennedy's school plan.
It's early, and I don't want to think of the rest, but came upon this at Drudge

developing flash report

printed verbatem:

Mon Feb 07 2005 15:42:56 ET

The White House budget director Josh Bolten on Monday bragged to reporters how the nation most-wealthy will see an increase in tax burden under Bush's new budget.

"If you look at the president's tax cuts as a totality, the income tax, those at the upper end of the spectrum are now paying a larger share of the income tax than they were before," Bolten explained.

"An example, the top 5 percent in income in this country -- that's people making above about $140,000 -- without the president's tax cuts that top 5 percent would be paying about less than 52 percent of our total income tax revenue.

"After the president's tax cut that group is paying more than 54 percent of our total tax revenue. So the notion that the president's tax cuts have somehow made the code less progressive is wrong. The president's tax cuts have made the tax code more progressive."


Ok, maybe they're making subtle digs at the libs (progressives), but the increas of 2% of taxes for the top %5 of taxpaying Americans isn't what I'd call fiscally conservative.

Gawd I wish we could get a REAL conservative in power. I don't care which party they're from.

Monday, February 07, 2005

San Antonio traffic update

Ok, I'm writing on Monday morning. It's raining here. Really raining. The Camino Real bridge over the Blanco river will be closed soon.

I just got back from signing todays timesheet; and listening to WOAI to and from San Antonio. They're only reporting the major wrecks today. The ones that have one or two lanes blocked on major throughfares (like I-10, I-35, the two loops), and there are more than several. I'd bet I got passed by a couple who are on the radio now, got passed on the way in- when I was going 10-20 MPH less than the speed limit.

You notice I didn't call them accidents. An accident is when something unforseen happens. A wreck happens when you are going 20 MPH faster than anyone else on the road- in blinding rain, on slick roads, and darting in and out of traffic- without (usually) turn signals. You deserve your increased premiums, and the ticket I hope you got for you stupidity. I just hope you didn't hurt anyone that was driving the right way.

You people in other states might need to know that in Texas, if you're over 18, or the graduate of a home drivers-ed class you only need to take a written test- no practical. We have a 16 yr-old who'll be taught at home, so we were looking at the
Tx DPS site to see what the requirements are.

They are basicaly 1) Do it at school 2) Private drivers school or 3) Parental drivers ed (with approved study courses).
I don't have a real problem with the concept, exept that the kids are going to be taught by someone who really doesn't have that great of a grasp on safe driving themselves, and/or just gundecks the classrom 32 hours so little Johhny and Jenny can get out on the road with their brand new Expedition.

The problem I have with the lack of practical road tests is also Mondo the Mujado who comes from that 3rd world country just south of us, and gets behing the wheel of a 3/4 ton dually only takes a written test (in spanish). No problem you say- exept that previously, the most advanced transportation he'd driven was a BURRO.

Yep, lets get those illegals a drivers license, they'll drive alot safer.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Ok, where's the wall to wall pics?
According to Drudge there was ANOTHER incident of indecency in an Iraqi prison!

I, as a red blooded American male want to see the pics of this. I mean the MSM was all over Abu Graib -as soon as they had pics they were all over the place- you couldn't miss them if you tried.

I'm asking the MSM,,, WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?

Show the pics.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Looks like blogger is having "issues"

I can't get it to modify my Ted Kennedy post, so I won't sound like I'm shouting.
Now It won't do any spell checks. And I NEED spellcheck.

As long as I'm blathering (sorry no "fake-but-accurate- TaNG transcripts), I don't know if I want to redo my Haloscan comments, or hit counter -Ignorance is really bliss, sometimes.

I don't know if I want/should sign things as just me, or as trainwreck when I make comments in blogs? I don't know if this bloglette is worth the trouble.

Guess I'll just leave this as a practice blog for now.
Here is a quick test to find out your political leaning. ( If you didn't know already)

I came out as a CONSERVATIVE! (yeah, no chit) with a score of 40% personal and 80% economic. Guess that means I have little personality.

In a related note, I got the test at a new Blogger board by and for bloggers. I forgot where I got to there from, so can't credit it- so no hatemail, please. On the other hand, hatemail is somekind of feedback, anyway, sooooo- go for it.

The guy putting it up is Cheese and Crackers blog

Friday, February 04, 2005

What's the Iraqi word for chutzpah?

Seems as if the Sunnis (the ones that boycotted the vote) don't like the results of the election. Seems like I've heard it before- by a sore loser (or just a loser?) who said something like 'an election where people couldn't or wouldn't vote' didn't count.

Now guess who wants to throw a temper-tantrum, and STILL be seen as a responsible represntative of their people? Guess who wants to have an equal say in running the country?

NO, it's not the Dems- this time. I can see how it's confusing, your party's in power for 30+ years, and some westerner comes in and gets you tossed out on your ass. Yep, it's the Sunnis, the boys from Saddams' hood- who read the Dem handbook, and liked what it said.

Siigghhhh,,,,,,,, and they'll get some bones tossed to them, too- the good cuts.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Just wondering . . .

Ted Kennedy (D-mASS) is bloviating about getting out of Iraq (again), when will SOMEONE stand up and remind him that we're still in Kosovo (remember that?) with no exit strategy even mentioned.

The big difference is that Bush actually ACCOMPLISHED something that has a chance of lasting after we leave.

Ok, I've tried to get this post to post as usual, must be something in blogger that keeps it this size. There wasn't anything extraordenary about this post- just blogger being blogger.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

SotU Address

Didn't do alot for me- I only voted for him because Zell Miller wasn't running on the Democrat side.

Just wondering if Ace, Little Green Footballs, Protein Wisdom, Hog on Ice, or any but left wing moonbats are going to comment on W's orange tan?
Cell Phone gripes (part deux)

According to University of Utah psychology professor David Strayer, "If you put a 20-year-old driver behind the wheel with a cell phone, their reaction times are the same as a 70-year-old driver who is not using a cell phone"

I Know that you aren't concentrating on driving while talking on a cell phone. I have one myself- and have made bone-headed mistakes (just lucky there were no accidents- or many P.O.'d drivers).

Read the rest and what they have to say about handsfree phones.

Amazing about how the libs want to curtail anything they don't do for safety reasons, but make excuses for proven problems in what they like to do.