Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy new year to all

If you're going to be out and about- watch the drinking and driving thing.
The Law is out looking for you.
Besides, you really don't want to be behind the wheel tonite anyway.

Eric is asking you to let him live to watch the playoffs and go to a Republican bash where there's going to be hot, dark haired Jewish babes.

Me personally- Id rather be on the road with a drunk than some @sshole on their cell phone.
At least the drunk is somewhat predictable.

I made Fajitas tonight

A funny thing happens when I make them.
Usually these people I live with load up on veggies and hardly any meat (by my standards).
When I do the Fajita thing I run out of the meat before I run out of the veggie fry.


All of you pervs looking for Chelsea Clinton's nipples deserve to see this NSFW remedy for something gross like that. I bet Chelsea even got her dads nipples- I know she got her moms charm.

Hope you bought the eye-bleach.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Well, I hope they feel much safer now.



Because it's NOT an evil black rifle any more!
And I bet it's less deadly, too because it isn't an assault rifle.


(UPDATE) 8PM
After some of the comments recieved in-house and online, it would seem that there is a market for something "girl-friendly" like this. It would be a good (but expensive) starter weapon, because even a girl child could handle the recoil easily.
There would need to be another version, though because Thing-2 *hates* Hello Kitty and wouldn't be seen dead with it.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

About that tiger that escaped in San Fran

I'm still not sure what happened. I'm still hearing two different versions.
Big Dog has an interesting take on it regarding either Libs and their need to have dialogue, and conservatives and their approach to the same problem.

Moonbat 1: Here it is, another Holiday Season, and Chimpy McBush still has troops in Iraq in his illegal war. There was no threat to us and he used his doctrine of preemptive strike to upset the entire Muslim world. We cannot bring democracy to a region that does not want it.

Moonbat 2: If only we would have tried diplomacy and talked to Hussein we could have seen that he was no threat and we would not be in this war that costs billions of dollars and instead used that money for AIDS research and on paying for services for illegal immigrants.

Moonbat 3: Look, a tiger. Now most neocons would see this tiger as a threat. But if we are nice to it then it will not hurt us. Here kitty kitty. Listen to him purr, Ahhhhhhh my arm!

Moonbat 1: Oh God, the tiger is eating Stefan. (sounds of screaming and tiger chewing).

Moonbat 2: Call the police. We need a gun, who has a gun? Oh man, Ahhh.

Police show up and kill the tiger. One moonbat dead and two injured.

If this had happened in Texas the conversation would have been:

Texan 1: Look at that damned tiger. Where'd he come from?

Texan 2: I don't know but call the cops. I'll shoot the damned thing if it gets close.

Texan 3: Here he comes. (blam, blam, blam, blam, blam, blam [reloading sounds] blam, blam, blam).

Texan 1: He's dead. Thank God we shot him before he attacked anyone. Who wants the head for his den wall?

Texan 2: Good thing we are allowed to carry guns. I would hate to see what would have happened if this had been San Francisco.

The lesson: Sometimes preemptive strikes are good and people are only safe if they are armed.

Have you seen this global warming good news?

Well, it's supposedly good news for the Left anyway.
This guy has decided that there just could be some good to come out of global warming.
That wouldn't be to put the earth back in the warm period when they could grow grapes in Scotland, or the fact that more northern land would be ariable.

Nope, this guy has used his super intelligence to decide that the resulting flood of our coastlines would drown out all the Conservatives who are too stupid to relocate- I guess.

The area that will by completely inundated by the rising ocean—and not in a century but in the lifetime of my two cats—are the American southeast, including the most populated area of Texas, almost all of Florida, most of Louisiana, and half of Alabama and Mississippi, as well as goodly portions of eastern Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. While the northeast will also see some coastal flooding, its geography is such that that aside from a few projecting sandbars like Long Island and Cape Cod, the land rises fairly quickly to well above sea level. Sure, Boston, New York and Philadelphia will be threatened, but these are geographically confined areas that could lend themselves to protection by Dutch-style dikes. The West Coast too tends to rise rapidly to well above sea level in most places. Only down in Southern California towards the San Diego area is the ground closer to sea level.


Because you know Houston, Miami, Atlanta and the rest are *coff* well known conservative enclaves. Too bad that the resulting earthquakes (for some reason triggered by global warming) will slide most of califorica into the ocean, and the increased hurricanes will wipe out NYC.

But where is his vaunted Liberal sympathy for the poor and elderly?

In case you didn't know...

At 6:30 AM a dark trash bin with a white boxlike thing sticking out the top- set behind and uphill from a white driveway reflector looks alot like a DPS car until you get close. Especially when it's on the same hill they like to pull off the road at and wait for speeders.

Friday, December 28, 2007

My thoughts on the Bhuto assasination

All I know is that I don't know what we should be doing.
What I *do* know is that we shouldn't really be doing much- if anything that these Presidential wannabes are suggesting.

Pakistan IS a sovereign country and Musharraf isn't the the ideal leader, but we gotta work with what we have.
Bhutto wasn't a saint either.

We don't need to be invading, or investigating, nor did we need to supply *our* T-men for an ex-leader of Pakistan. Just how would that have gone down- Hil, if our guys let her get killed?
That entire region has been corrupt as long as there has been a leader, it's not going to change no matter how much we wish it to. Musharraf isn't our friend, he also isn't our enemy. He's a guy trying to balance a modern 'liberal (in the old sense)' population with an Islamo fascist loving countryside, and stay in power.

The best I can see is that we really don't *do* anything. Try to let things cool down, and ....HEY! Maybe let the U.N. try to *do something* to keep Pakistan from erupting into civil war.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wearing it on your sleeve

I was on the way home from work the other day and stopped in for a six pack, and saw a Naval representative gassing up.
I suppose he was a recruiter, since as far as I know, the closest Naval facility to Castroville is in Beeville.
He was a Second Class Quartermaster with four years in.

I could tell that by looking at his left sleeve.
The Navy has a symbol for every rating they use (or had), some have been expanded because of technological advances needing more specialization. Some have disappeared or been absorbed into a like rate.

Anyway, the Navy has different traditions from the other services due to their specialized needs and history. Yes, different from the Marines, too- who follow the ground based military traditions.

One of the differences is their rank and rating system. Every Enlisted has a rate (if they're above E-3) they're specifically trained for (an MOS is different)and it's embroidered on their rank patch ( their Crow).

This was mine- a Construction Electrician.

I was a CE-2 Construction Electrician Second class Petty officer (E-5)CE-2.

The reason I knew my Quartermaster had been in (at least) four years was the red stripe he had near his sleeve cuff, each one of those represents four years of service.

I'm not sure of the Exact reasoning behind these peculiar Naval traditions, but I imagine that it was the need to recognize the people capable of doing certain jobs when the SHTF and they were on another watch. You don't want a Hull Tech playing with high pressure steam lines when the ship lost all lights, or an Engineman trying to fix a fire control computer.
The red service indicators would let you know how much experience the rating had.

Ok, your 'other service' lesson is over for today. Next time is why the traditional Dress Blues look the way they do.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

So, how do you like your leftover sammich?

Mine is white bread, Miracle Whip, white meat, a spoon full of stuffing and maybe cranberry sauce (home made).

Sunday, December 23, 2007

One more Twisted carol?

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas


These head bangers have more Christmas cheer out there than the more mainstream bands...funny how that works, huh?

Remember the Berkely tree sitters?

The ones that have decided to protect a grove of trees that were scheduled to be humanely removed for expansion of an athletic facility?
The Best of craigslist has a letter to them from a fellow believer:

Open letter to Berkeley tree-sitters

Date: 2007-11-01, 4:28PM PDT


Dear Berkeley tree-sitters,

Let me begin by stating that I like trees. Some of my best friends are trees and I generally support the peaceful coexistence of humans and trees. Similarly, I worry about carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on global climate. I also work on the UC Berkeley campus, and I often walk or ride along Piedmont Ave. on my way to or from work. Thus, I encounter your encampment on a near-daily basis. I see your slogans chalked on the sidewalks. I see your Tibetan prayer flags. I pass through clouds of your collective body odor and exhaled marijuana smoke. Having observed your actions for quite some time now, sometimes I wonder if you've ever considered just how much damage you're doing to legitimate pro-environment, pro-leftist movements everywhere.

Let us examine a few key points that may help you understand why your effort to save the oak grove manages to be futile, ridiculous, ignorant, destructive, and offensive all at the same time:

(1) Consider what you are fighting for.
How many trees does UC intend to destroy for its construction project? (Answer: 38). Is the coast live oak an endangered or threatened species? (Answer: No). Will the removal of these individual trees have any significant impact on the health of the overall population of the species? (Answer: No). Consider how many collective man-hours your campaign has devoted to saving these trees. Has it occurred to you that your time may be better spent focusing on (for example) the huge swaths of the Amazon that are cut down by loggers and developers every day? Are you choosing to protect 38 trees because you really think it is a significant, meaningful cause? I hope not--because that would be ignorant. It seems much more likely that you choose this battle because it is relatively convenient and riskless. Honestly--why don't you sac up and take on a *real* environmental offender?

(2) Consider your conduct.
Do you intend to win the hearts and minds of the people with catch-phrases like "Guantanamo Berkeley" chalked on the sidewalks? Do you really think you have anything in common with the prisoners currently incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay? Perhaps in a momentary flash of sobriety, one of you will realize just how offensive it is to draw a comparison between your fenced-in encampment and an actual prison.

(3) Consider the backlash of your actions.
You are the source and embodiment of all negative stereotypes that conservatives hold against liberals. If you're going to stage a protest, are you capable of doing it in a dignified, respectable manner? Hint: smoking drugs in the trees does not exude dignity. Also, consider periodic showers. Rather than winning popular support from pedestrians who encounter your encampment, you are actually contributing to their mistrust and ire toward environmentalists. Perhaps you are Republicans dressed up as hippies deliberately trying to damage public opinion of the left?

(4) Consider your hypocrisy.
Is that your 60's-era VW minibus parked next to the "Stop driving" message chalked on the sidewalk? Do you know what the gas-mileage on that thing is? (Answer: ~14-18 mpg) Have you considered investing in a catalytic converter? Perhaps you are also the same people who spray-paint "driving" on all the stop signs in Berkeley. Do you think your graffiti will trigger a massive, group epiphany in passing motorists and cause them to suddenly abandon the automobile as a mode of transportation? In reality, your graffiti (and your very presence) only detracts from the natural beauty of this campus and the surrounding town.

In summary, do not think for a moment that you exist under a shield of popular support. You are wasting your time on a futile, meaningless cause. If you're going continue living outdoors and imparting your naïve views on pedestrians, I suggest that you move your operation to People's Park (or perhaps the sidewalk of Shattuck Ave) where you can peacefully co-exist with the rest of Berkeley's hobos.

Go home. We're sick of you guys.

I'm sure by now that you've seen this Fred vid

The Christmas Thank You to those who deserve it.



It's tasteful, understated and best of all doesn't have another politician out there shoving his (her) face into every camera they see.

I'll be voting for Fred because he's someone to vote *for* instead of just because he's better than the alternative.

I also look at what the "experts" consider negatives as additional reasons to vote for him.
He'd not campaigning hard enough- Good! Nothing p*sses me off more than phone spam from politicians
He's lazy- So am I. We have too many politicians that think they need to make useless legislation just because they're sitting in plush offices in some capitol.

Lets get Fred on the ticket!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

More nose art

I got some good responses from my other post about nose art, so I thought I'd make it a weekend feature.
Here's the B-24 Miss Please who was shot down over Yugoslavia on October 14, 1944.


Joltin' Josie a B-29 in 1944, and her creator who charged a 5th of whiskey for her.



(UPDATE)
I'm looking at Josies gun barrels on the top turret.
It just occurred to me that the plane has to be going at least 350MPH, right?
Why would they need to keep those barrel cooling fins on the turret guns?
Even a .50 or 20MM should be air cooled without the aerodynamic drag produced by all those holes in the cooling shroud- right?
_or am I missing some obvious thing that anyone alive in the war years would know?

I can understand the b-17's and B-24's having off the shelf .50's, but the B-29 was supposed to be *THE* hottest bomber around, ya know?

I *know* I did this before

1. Link to the person that tagged you. That will be William H and post the rules on your blog.

These are the rules.

2) Share Christmas facts about yourself.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.

4) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes:

1. Wrapping or gift bags? Wrapping. Wrapping.

2. Real or artificial tree? Artificial, real ones leave a mess.

3. When do you put up the tree? This year- Karen drug it out last week-end. Usually Thnksgiving week-end.

4. When do you take the tree down? New Years week-end.

5. Do you like eggnog? I'll nave a beer, thanks.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? At 14, my very first bb gun.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No.

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A weight set.

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? ummmmm---ooooops. And we forgo my moms birthday earlier this month.

10. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life.

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Didn't even think about it until today. Every ones cards will be after Christmas, too.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? A german fruitbread.

13. Clear lights or colored? Colored.

14. Favorite Christmas song? A Robert Earl Keen song, Merry Christmas from the Family.

15. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? This year, stay home.

16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen. On Donner and Blitzen. On Commet, on Cupid, And the most famous reindeer of all---
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer!

17. Angel or star on the top of your tree? Angel.

18. Open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Christmas morning.

19. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Oh, I can only pick one? The horrendous traffic.

20. What do you leave for Santa? Santa's skipping the house this year, we'll be visited by the Grinch.

21. Least favorite holiday song? All that have been subverted into ads.

22. Do you decorate your tree with any specific theme or color? Hunny.....

23. Favorite ornament? None specifically.

24. Family tradition? A certain teen will be sure to show how much she would rather be anywhere but celebrating Christmas with me around.

25. Ever been to Midnight Mass or late-night Christmas Eve services? Yes.

Well, color me shocked

I mean totally flabbergasted about this unexpected occurrence.

Who would have ever thought...
It's like discovering that Liberace was gay, or Democrats want to increase taxes.

The Shiite leaders are upset about the Sunnis joining more neighborhood watch groups.
It's not surprising, really, because basically we're talking about two groups of people who's idea of government is your oldest uncle.

Oh, and because it's all about the money they get for doing the patrols, not that they actually *want* to help keep their neighborhoods safe fron Al Quada, you know...
The groups have become a controversial aspect of the U.S. military's counter-insurgency strategy in Iraq . More than 75,000 people, 80 percent of them Sunni, have signed up for the groups under a U.S.-sponsored program that pays Iraqis $300 each to patrol their neighborhoods.

The groups began in Anbar province, a predominantly Sunni area, where they're credited with curbing al Qaida in Iraq , but it was the U.S. push to form similar groups in mixed Sunni-Shiite areas of Baghdad and Diyala province, as well as in mostly Shiite southern Iraq , that has sparked the anger of Shiite officials.

Recently, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki , a Shiite, has directed that no councils be formed in the predominantly Shiite areas of southern Iraq , where violence is caused primarily by rivalries between the Mahdi Army militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr and the Supreme Council's Badr Organization militia.

In recent weeks, the government has taken steps to quash any possible formation of awakening councils.


Hey guys, if you don't want those watch groups to be controlled by the Sunnis- get your people involved.

I'm getting a little better on the whole Xmas thing

I found out that the "no overtime" thing was paywize- not *no overtime authorized*, so I'll be able to get almost a week off, starting Feb. 7 '07 for JURY DUTY- yes, just what I always wanted.
"Yes your Honor, I'd love to serve because the Police would *never* arrest someone who wasn't guilty!" can-I-go-home-now?

So to celibrate my newest Noellie feelings, how about your favorite biatch in "Silver bells"---if it were me, I wouldn't be celebrating a second Christmas there.....but then there must be SOME compensation,,,, for our rotund friend

Friday, December 21, 2007

I bet ACORN has something to do wit it

When I first heard about the N'awlins public housing demo protest, I wondered "why would they protest brand new homes?"

It turns out that the N'awlins protesters AREN'T the residents, but imported protesters- some from as far away as Mass.

You know, , , I know they're Socialists- and all, but WHY protest something better?
Besides, I think this is the first time since Katie that N'awlins has done something positive for their citizens.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sorry

Just not in the Christmassy mood.

More in the mood for FOGHAT!
Slow ride



Home in my hand



Fool for the city


Driving wheel (they kinda lost the edge by 2007)

SIR! will do just fine

Only my female harem need to call me Master.



Your Score: Zombie Master.


You scored 80% survivability and 55% kickass-ability!




You were born for z-day. Not only will you be killing zombies left and right, but you will be leading the other survivors. You will be the one making decisions and the person who is looked to for advice. Congratulations.




Link: The Non-lame Zombie Survival Test written by jesmanpokeyfun on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

But I thoughtn ALL the Gitmo inmates wre innocent goatherds

...who were rounded up just so the CIA could practice their waterboarding techniques.

But it appears the France, that bulwark of righteousness and moral uprightness has other ideas on former Gitmo guests.











And, no. I can't sleep, I have the Gulag of the Comal on my mind.
Another unpaid 3 hours OT and more to come. At least now we have all the pole bases poured and almost all the new conduit connected to the existing.
We still have to finish the worst of the lot (right next to the river- under the water table), and then pull wire and try to figure how we'll set 29- 15' light standards where we can't get a boom truck (and a backhoe has trouble).
I'm thinking some kind of A-frame.

I want to get out of their, the supervisor wants to get out, the owner is taking a bath on this job because the guy that estimated it spent a whole 5 minutes throwing together a bid.
And we're working on a 25- 30 degree slope,,,if it's not next to the river and the clayey mud there.

Gawd, I will never voluntarily EVER visit New Braunfels again.
Except for the fact that I'm driving, I'd close my eyes every time I went I-35N through the town.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'd appreciate a British translation- please

According to this Telegraph article, somehow the Queen will be the oldest Monarch.

Except that none of the dates mentioned seem to [my American math] to match.
Q.E. was born on April 21 [a woman does not disclose her age].
Queen Vic was 81 when she died on Jan 22, 1901.

BUT...this Saturday...for some British mathematical reasoning- she'll be the longest reining British Monarch. If I read the article right.


GAWD, so confusing- mixing English accounting with American ways of telling time.....

Are they finally growing a pair?

Usually when the UN gets a building bombed, they close shop- don't they?
Now, they're sending their boss over to Algiers.

That's what they do on a UN sanctioned effort under American leadership cause of unilateral aggression over in Iraq.

Ok Ban, when can we expect to see some action in Darfur?

Monday, December 17, 2007

You know

You people who are looking for Chelsea Clintons nipples are kinda disturbing.
I mean, really- she has the worst features of BOTH of her parents. I can't say anything about her personality or work ethic, but being raised by them....gives me the skeevvies
just thinking about meeting her alone.



Oh, and to ad onto that wonderful thought, I have to go back to the nightmare on the Comal today.

Continuing Christmas cheer

Sunday, December 16, 2007

More Christmas spirit

Oh, come all ye faithful

Dear Europe,

Just listening to all the hyperbole about the effect (CO2) causing the cause (Global warming) over in Bali-and was wondering: y'all signed onto the Kyoto thing- didn't you?
You were supposed to bring your CO2 down to like 2004 levels- or something.
Have ANY of you come close to meeting that goal?

When you do, let us know- K?

Oh, just a thought.
Next time you want to throw a global "Climate Change" get together- we have something that the High Priest of Carbon offsets invented, it's called the INTERNET. With it you can teleconference and see each other face to face without wasting hundreds of thousands of gallons worth of fuel.

I don't think this will end well

America went through this before and it was vicious and bloody enough- without a Communist dictator in charge

Lets party like it's 1773

The Boston tea party was held on this date to protest another of King George's user taxes.
Back then, the Colonists were paying far more into a distant and uncaring government than they were getting back in services...............

Wait-a-minute- that was 1773? Cr@p, it sounds like us today, doesn't it?
Except this time we'll never get out from under the thumb of D.C.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm just curious about Hillaries supporters

The ones who keep telling us about how "uniquely qualified" she is to be a Democrat president.
I mean besides being the only white woman running.

Is not being able to remember jack chit about what you did in your life one of those qualifications? You know- not remembering what your job was in the Rose Law firm, Who's decision it was to fire and then prosecute the White House Travel Office staff. Has anyone found out who Hired Craig Livingstone of the FBI files in the White House basement? How about the magical appearance of Hils billing records...AFTER she testified that she couldn't remember nada about her job there?

Not to mention her forthrightness on her Government health care fiasco.

"NUTS!"

From:
General Anthony McAuliffe,
acting commander of the 101st Airborne
Bastogne, Belgium

To:
German General Staff
Berlin, Germany

About that bandwidth problem I was having with DISHtv

After we finally came off their Fair Access Policy- we hardly ever break the top of a 6250MG download -out of an allowable 12000MG average. That's with everything going the same way we always did. Including music and pr()n educational video downloads.

After calming down and thinking a bit, I'm starting to think it's Wildblue company policy to FAP new customers in their first two months...just to teach them a lesson (or sell upgrades[more download bandwidth]).
It happened to us when we first got Wildblue (and we upgraded to the next tier), and it happened with wildblue via DISH Internet when they saw us as a new customer.
I wonder how many upgrades they get by just turning off a reset counter for a week or two?

Friday, December 14, 2007

And now,,,

THE ultimate modern Christmas song.


Doesn't it match our modern day Christmas spirit?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nose art

I'm watching reruns of the Memphis Bell.
And in the opening half hour they show the take-off roll of the bomber wing.
So I thought I'd give you some anti-PC eye candy.

In looking, I ran across this site, which should tweak some sensibilities:

Although some examples of non regulation art can be found on the military aircraft of other English-speaking countries, the phenomenon is predominantly American, perhaps due to the streak of rebellious individualism attributed to American culture. Nose art is important as an historical and societal indicator over time, an example of folk art or popular expression, and a record of the past.

~and~
The characteristics of World War II aircraft art and the fact that it flourished during that time are indicators of that era. The art reflects the attitude of the people involved in the war--both at home and on the front, and, in the case of World War II, the attitude was positive (Davis v. 3, p. 3). The images--often patriotic and sometimes propagandistic--clearly reflected the spirit of the times, the all-out American effort to fight the good war. The combat crews were backed by a unified, supportive public. This was a war with a clear objective, and one in which the whole country challenged a known evil. At first look, the art that was a product of the war seems to be nothing more than silly names and irreverent images. But taken as a whole, the images indefinably suggest an underlying determination of the country to right a wrong.-My bolding

OK, so did I p*ss off enough Brits and 'patriotic' Libs?

Anyway, on to the un-PC patriotism of the Airedales...





She is part of the C.A.F. San Marcos Squadron a B-25




And look at their life in Europe:

I was looking for a specific plane, 'The magnificent Obsession' because a friend of mine from Port Aransas (and San Antonio) Col. Art Rupert (Ret.) flew with her during the war.
I DID find another piece of nose art that another friend flew as a 'Volunteer' in China, though...

With a tip of a rat-killing .45 to frank.

Coffee?

I got to clicking links and ended up at 'The Anchoress' where she was talking about take-out coffee.
She'd rather have take-out than home brewed.

I *HATE* the taste of industrial coffee, it always tastes bad- too burnt, bitter, old, or (Insert your dislike here). I usually drink it black -like my men- , but even adding the flavor maskers doesn't work, just tastes nasty.
If I have to drink that nasty cr@p, at least they have a couple pieces of ice to cool it down (and dilute it a little)

But my dear Erica, making Ice Coffee intensifies the dog c@rp factor by over 100%- I don't know who convinced you that it could possibly be near as good as Iced Tea, but NYC is as Liberal as Seattle, so maybe it was osmosis.
The sweet kind.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A question for the Gore-acle Himself

Hiya Albert!
I was just reading Eric's' take on your latest version of the "we're all gonna fry!" speech.

After all your self righteous hyperbole. Would you please tell us just exactly *how* or *why* this particular 'Global warming Climate change event' is any worse for the earth, (and the human race) than any of the uncounted (that's before people could keep reliable records) history of global warming cycles?
Is it because there could be disruptions to the way animals live? Isn't that the religion of Evolution that you libs pay homage to?

But *WHY* -aside from the fact that you and your chicken hearted enviro-Crusaders are alive now- is ANYTHING different from the other hundreds of warming cycles that have reshaped the earth and it's (sorry---Her) inhabitants?

Also, given the way your Dems and eco-wienies have destroyed our petroleum self sufficiency- and jacked the price of home heating up so it *really* hurts the poor; why would it be so bad to have warmer winters?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Weather update

We're now getting the rain they've been promising for the last two days.
I have to take the backhoe to a new school complex about 10 miles away from the Pennies project.
My supervisor wants me to road it instead of going all the way out to the Orchard (the new main office) and getting the haul truck.
That will be an interesting experience- hauling butt down 1604 at 25MPH in the rain.

I don't know if this kerfluffle is local

But here in San Antonio, Time-Warner is exchanging temper tantrums having business differences with the NFL over T-W not carrying their NFL network.

The NFL network has now somehow gotten the Texas Legislature to look at somehow mandating Time -Warner to offer their (moneymaking) network to all subscribers.

It's none of my business, really ( I have DirectTV) but I'm getting tired of MAJOR corporations acting like spoiled kids trying to get the public involved in helping Jerry Jones make even MORE money off his team of drug dealers and assorted other criminals.

I understand the NFL wanting T-W to supply their game network on a non-premium tier, but WHY should everyone be forced to pay higher fees to make the NFL even richer?
Every cable company I've used has had fee increases because they're now bringing me even 'more' sports channels (and removing the ones I watch) that I don't watch.
I also don't have *ANY* inclination to watch the Mexican channels, so that leaves me maybe 20 channels to watch out of an advertised 500+.

NFL network,,,,stop wasting my tax dollars!

Will someone PLEASE help me spread the word

...That when you come up to a stop SIGN- it will *NEVER* turn green.
Also that green light you see at a stop LIGHT; The bottom one, the GREEN ONE; it will *NEVER* get any greener than it is now.

Also, what IS it with those Mexicans and horns?
I was working on a new Pennies today and all I heard over my backhoe motor was two Mexicans blowing their horns on another backhoe and a liftall- every time they changed speed, direction or came near one of their fellow "guest" workers.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Meet my new profile photo

His real name is Scooter,


But I'm going to call him moHAMmed.
Think anyone would object?

A Christmas melody

From Da Yoopers

The Legacy Media

Helping America lose wars since Viet Nam.

Even our enemies thank them for their victories.

Here's a quote (lifted from dat cajun) from Gen Gaip (Commie- N.V.)

“What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!”

A truism worthy of note: Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honour.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

This is what they're dragging up about Fred Thompson?

The Legacy Media is (I guess) trying to show F-Thoms (to do the rapper thing) hypocrisy by not having a hunting license. I'm sure there's a good reason that he doesn't.
I'm pretty sure that campaigning does take time way from a deer stand.
It's not like he *needs* to buy 2nd Amend cred by getting a NRA life membership two days before running for Prez.

I live where all I have to do is step out of my truck to shoot a deer (or a feral pig) and I don't have a licence. I might get one if the Dem's keep forcing the price of meat up- but that's later.
I don't want to spend the time dressing and butchering the thing. Plus I have three dogs. Can you imaging those idiots -and me smelling like fresh kill, I'd never get to the house without stepping on the idiotic things.

So, I guess because Freddy-T (is that a better hip-hop name?) likes fire arms, but doesn't have a hunting license makes him somehow a hypocrite and not worth voting for?
Sorry for you, but that makes him more inclined to vote for him- just because you have to use that fluff to go negative.




Ok, to be honest about the hunting thing. I work outside all day, and have the Ron White hunting ethic. There's no A/C or heat out there, that's what I work to pay for. That's what I want.

Good grief

Is all I can say.

And, Dayum. That's going to be a biatch to clean.

I found this blog on my sitemeter. Pretty to the point.

For every one searching my blog for CHELSEA CLINTONS NIPPLES try clicking on the *image* button, you might actually see pictures.

Just do it!

Here's a way to thank the troops from across the room.
Think of it as flashing gang signs- but in a good cause.

Be in the right posse.

I sure am hearing a lot of false outrage from the left---again

This time it's about those CIA tapes.
You'd figure that after the Valery Plame blow-up and subsequent witch-hunt, that they'd understand trying to protect agents that were *really* covert. The ones that didn't let everyone in DC know who they worked for and didn't have their names and faces in a major magazine with her husband Joe Wilson.

Here's a clue for you Leftists out there that have your undies in a wad about waterboarding- a lot of our troops and probably most of the CIA know *EXACTLY* what it feels like because it's part of their training in resisting interrogation.
But then, it's Americans doing it to Americans, which isn't as bad as doing it to Islamo-fascist terrorists -who you people want to protect.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Sorry, long day

Actually it was a long week.
I didn't do a Dec 7 post but there are plenty of good ones out there, quite a few on my blogroll.

We're still in New Braunfels spinning our wheels on something that we should be finished with by now. It was supposed to be a simple job- Pull the old cement (light) pole bases out, find the old condiut, stub out replacement conduit, pour new base pull wire and set the poles- for 29 riverside park lights.
  • Out first item of pulling the old pole bases showed us that the conduit was run into the bottom (about 5' deep)
  • The work is on a slope of various degrees of steepness. On one of the holes, I had to use the backhoe on something like a 30 degree incline. After pulling the base and finding the old conduit, the gravel was so loose that I almost slid the backhoe into the Comal river.
  • Every time I start to follow the old conduit, I'm breaking some kind of waterline ( I hope they're all abandoned), running into big rocks that pull my backhoe into the forms, or the ground is so dry that the dirt just fills the (new hole I drilled) back in.
  • We thought we FINALLY (after two weeks) got 15 done enough that we could pour the base,,,,,,,until the inspector came out.
  • We have to take everything back to Selma every night, so our machines aren't completly cover with graffiti and our material isn't stolen. (Nice people you have there, N.B.)
The new pole bases are specked at 7' from the top of the Sona-tube to the bottom of the hole.
the 6'9" we had (that would have passed on any other job) weren't acceptable to our intrepid bureaucrat. Now we have to redo almost all we've done.

I *know* the company is taking a bath on this one. It's been FUBARed from day one, and we've given them over 10 hours in unpaid overtime.

After due deliberation, I've decided who I'll be voting for

Lets see-
  • We have womyn voting for the Hildabeast because she's the 'right' sex.
  • Blacks are voting for Obama because he's the 'right' color.
  • Romney gave an "I am am an American before a Mormon" speach- which changes some peoples minds.
  • Huckabee [I haven't seen ant bumper stickers, but would it say *I heart Huckabee*?]
  • Fred Thompson actually has a track record that matches his campaign
  • Guliani the east coast vote.
I think I'll follow everyones lead and vote for the one like me.

It's the white guy!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I just thought of something

With all this CO2 hysteria from the Left environmentalists who claim the effect causes the cause (CO2 occured after global warming events- historically).
And their pilgrimage to the tropical resort of ......um....Bali?, who is planting millions of trees as an 'offset'.

I guess that we Americans were climate saviours back in the late 19th century because we got rid of millions of Greenhouse gas emitting problems. So instead of hating us, the environmentalists should be glad we almost exterminated the Buffalo, right?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wouldn't goats be cheaper?

Here we have a typical government example of PCnesss run amuck.
Over in Wales, they're training police dogs to go aginst their nature and headbut criminals instead of biting them.

Seriously, I can hear you sniggering right now.

I was serious about using goats for this new law enforcement tactic.
  • It's their natural instinct to but, not bite.
  • They're at least as smart as dogs.
  • They're cheaper than Belgian Malinois
  • People won't get as attached to a goat as they will a dog
Seriously though, part of the deterrent value is the white flashing fangs of a tightly leashed sheppard.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The internet and your homework

I wonder how old the kid looking for this was?
I guess we should be glad that he didn't go to the Texas Green Party for any kind of U.S. Civics.
Cynthia also wants to run in all 51 states and the District of Columbia, so her Houston event will also raise funds for GPTX ballot access, in the very difficult state of Texas.


And I see I'm astill getting hits from Big Dick places (one complete and inactive and the other incomplete and inactive). If he wants some video content that I found the other day, he could send me an email off my contact page. I'm sure he'd find it worthwile in a female empowering way.


Oh, and working at Heiman park in New braunfels still sucks. There isn't a place I've dug where I haven't broken a (abandoned) water line, irrigation line, or the condiut We're lookin for in relacing old light posts. AND we have to haul everything back to the shop daily, or it'll be tagged, solen or vandalized.

Monday, December 03, 2007

I'll miss him

I knew he was in a bad way, but didn't think he'd go so soon.

I got this notice in my mail today:

My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I
would do well to call on him when making decisions.. It seems he was always
around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. Today I read
his obituary. Please join me for a moment of silence in remembrance. For
Common Sense has served us all so well for so many generations.


Obituary
Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has
been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his
birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing
when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life
isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more
than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are
in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place Reports of a six-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from
school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding
an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job
they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It
declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to
administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but could
not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became
contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better
treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't
legally defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can
sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her
lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his
wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is
survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame,
and I'm a Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Revisionism

It's going on all over.

Tonight, I'm getting a very dark version of the originally light-hearted 'Wizard of OZ'.
This one is called "The Tin Man", and is nothing like L. Frank Baum wrote about.

The yellow brick road is overgrown and the characters have only a nodding acquaintance to the original version.

I bet "The dark side of the moon" album wouldn't even come close to being synced on this one.




ALSO, on the auto maintenance front:
If you accidental go to change the oil in a 2004 Miztu Montero Sport and end up a foot back from where you usually unplug the oil drain plug- you'll be draining the transmission.
Yes, the auto transmission has a drain plug.
The oil pan looks just like it, but is a foot forward.

If you DO end up draining the tranny- on a Sunday, when the closest auto parts store is a good 30 min away- you need to look for Castrol foreign ATF fluid that matches SP III specs. At $5 each.
It needed changing anyway, I just didn't want to do it until I was ready.

This should scare you

First I saw this article about a contractor getting ready to grind a stump finding 30 live mortars in Fla.

Then I saw something even more ominous.
I can see where this is going, and it makes the U.N.'s world government pale by comparison.
In addition to the privately owned (and unregulated) Google sifting through everything you do on the Internet, they are now looking at monitoring your cell phone usage.

I'm really not surprised at all the 'human rights' campaigners who have a problem with George Bush monitoring phone calls to known terrorists- but have absolutely no problem with a Liberal company that is caching information on everyone it comes across to use against them in the future.
But, then again, they're Libs too- so it's ok to blackmail Conservatives by letting information "slip" out somehow.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Dear Wales

England called, they were wondering if they could borrow a cup of consonants?





Yeah, I was watching 'Torchwood', why?



...And, yes, they really DO sound Irish when they're............................agitated- take it from experience.


.....And yes- Gwen is hot even with her gapetoothed smile. Just as hot as her countrywoman...

Just thought y'all oughtta know

Today is world AIDS day.
Where we celebrate the lifestyle choices of a politically protected group of people: and instead of mentioning how drug use and indiscriminate sex are their decision, we spend Billions of Dollars, Yen, Euros and any other currency you can think of to find 'a cure'.

I guess we'll never see an International Lung Cancer Day, or a National Emphysema Day celebrating the choice smokers make.

What about National Liver Cirrhosis's Day celebration over indulging on adult beverages?

National Hepatitis Day would stand a better chance, given the prevalence of tacky tats on anyone that wants top be a bad@ss- and since most illegals are gang members (or enablers) they're right in the PC adoration circle anyway- right?


I can understand the idea back in the '80s when we first heard of the disease, but today no one in any developed country DOES NOT understand just how AIDS is spread.
Why should we celebrate it?

Don't ask- Don't tell

I'd like to remind the *KOFF* undecided gay General who was concerned about that policy that it was his homegirls husband that put that policy in place.

And through both of his terms and the current Democrat led Congress- it was NEVER changed.
Why do you think a Republican president would do anything your people wouldn't?

And just to go on record about all those military-wide witch hunts that were so pervasive during the other (no-gays) policy....the entire NINE. YEARS. that I was in the Navy, I only heard of *ONE* person discharged because of his disruptive (flaming fag) behaviour.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Oh, they had a debate Tuesday night?--UPDATED (again)--

Or was it the night before?
Apparently, some so called News organization held a debate for the Republican candidates this week.
It was one of those You-Tube driven Q & A things.
I missed it because it was on the Clinton News Network and somehow it wasn't as glorious as the Dem one, and even if I knew about it I'd probably have had something better to do.

Anyway, this glorious example of even handedness decided to not only let someone who was pushing an 'alternative lifestyle' ask a video question- they also invited him to the show to ask follow-up questions. which, I guess would be ok- until it was found that this GLBTPBT&A advocate was a current member of the Clinton election committee.

So much for advancing fair and balanced.

(UPDATE --5:50PM)

That debate was last night?
Why was I reading blogs about it for the last two days?
And listening to the radio, and CNN's ....ummmm...explaination about how unproffesional they are about identity verification makes you wonder just how accurate their breaking news is.

Doesn't it?

I guess I can understand why the Libs Dems are afraid to go on an avowedly non-Liberal news show because they might have to answer "real" questions that aren't coming from their own supporters.

So, tell me, if they are afraid of non friendly questions- how will they be able to not cave in when they have to stand-up to people who actually really hate us?

(UPDATED NOV30 '07)
I can't find who said it, but I just *know* someone of those Republicans had to remind the gay General that it was Bill Clinton who instituted 'Don't ask-don't tell".

Someone had to have said it, didn't they?
I mean, that's the FIRST thing that would have come to mind after that question.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So, he'll be deported after seving his sentence

I hope they don't waste their time landing.
Open the door at 100 feet and shove him out.

F*cking Somalis.


Just to remind you about how well we were thanked for feeding them.

And the Minneapolis Somali taxi drivers refusing service it 'infidels'.
And the refusal about handling pork in checkout lines...

Weren't some of the airline Imams Somali, too?

Cell phones, enhancing your driving experience

I was sitting at a stop light on the way home from work today when I heard a king of scrape/crunch/chunk off to my left side rear.
It sounded weird so I started looking at my mirror to see if there was a fender Bender behind me and I saw the driver laughing and looking out his driver window.

I looked over to the motel parking lot and saw a new red Mustang driven halfway over a parking curb,,,with it's driver oblivious on a cell phone.


And speaking of cr@ppy drivers, WTF is with New Braunfels and their fast driving?
New Braunfels isn't even big enough for it's own craigslist site, but they have to drive like they're in frigging New York. I mean, Damme people you have a truck hauling a backhoe taking a wide turn and you just HAVE to try cutting between me and the curb. Just to save two seconds. Something else you may want to work on is that brake pedal when there is roadwork around and machinery moving.
I can guarentee that if you get up close and personal with some construction machinery, FIRST- you *may* scrape some paint off that dirt mover and SECOND- every worker there will tell the cops that you were going WAAaayyy too fast for conditions- AND- the ones working behind you didn't see any brake lites until you were fixing to hit someone..

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I wonder,,,,,,

Two things about this OXFAM article:
FIRST are they using the same criteria as they did in the '80s for 'disasters' today? Or is it getting more woosified ...'disaster-wise? I mean is a severe rain storm and the resultant flooding that they'd not hear about (and the people would have to help themselves out with) are now classified as a 'disaster' in dire need of immediate help?

SECOND, how does OXFAM get their money? I don't know, but somehow suspect that the more 'disasters' they respond to, the more money they make. There has never been a true 'non-profit' organization in human history- some-one -somewhere is or was getting something to make it worth their time.

How to make your dogs life interesting

Go get one of those rubber fire hydrant chew toys that you can fill with doggy treats. This should have a hole just a little smaller than the next item, and a larger sorage tube.


Get a dozen glazed doughnut holes (ok, two dozen piggy).

Put ONE dougnut hole in the toy. Let your dog(s) smell it when it's still at the bottom, then toss it.

Hours of fun while you watch them go nuts trying to work it out.
When they get tired of it, lift it up and roll the hole to the bottom and let them try working it out before re-throwing.







Note: I was going to send you to walmarts pet toy section, but they didn't have the fire hydrant I described they did however include some,,,,,ummmm,,,,toys that look like they could be used by their female humans to a happy ending.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gawd.....................so farking slooowwwwww

DISHinternet still has me choked down to twicwe the speed of dail-up.
This added to (on top of?) the VISTA experience really sucks.

On the good side we're about 600MG of getting free of this bandwith penalty, but still we have to suffer the slow speed, and I'm not visiting quite a few blogs that take too long to download because of A) the slow loading and B) the bandwith I'n trying to shave from my FAP penalty.

I was talking to my internet install company and he told me that Wild Blue (the system DISH uses) is getting really strict on BitTorrent and Peer-2-peer filesharing. Thing 2 isn't going to like uninstalling her Limewire and maybe her I-tunes.

But dammit, I want the speed I'm paying for.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Sorry, I just can't help it

I see that there is a shipwreck of Titanic proportions up in the Antarctic.

Not that there's a huge loss of life, (because everyone was evacuated) but if you believe all these eviro-weinies- an environmental tragedy.

The cruise ship that hit an iceburg some submerged ice sank in the Antarctic.
It joins uncounted others that were sank in the "fragile" and "pristine" arctic during WWII- and somehow life continued on.

I wonder just who will be sued out of business so that these enviro-freaks can try to do what mother nature can do better(on a slower timeframe) as far as cleaning up.

"Yep, Ervine, I see a small sheen of diesal on a patch of water about 50 feet accross, lets close the Arctioc to all ship traffic because of the environmental danger.
Too bad those oil supertankers won't be able to use that newly opened northern passage."

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Now it's time to start feeling guilty about the poor having trouble finding and affording a healthy diet. Since we need the obligatory story about the poor on a day like this.

THURSDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- In this land and season of plenty, low-income and rural Americans continue to have difficulty finding healthy foods that are affordable, a new study finds.

One study shows that low-income Americans now would have to spend up to 70 percent of their food budget on fruits and vegetables to meet new national dietary guidelines for healthy eating.

And a second study found that in rural areas, convenience stores far outnumber supermarkets and grocery stores -- even though the latter carry a much wider choice of affordable, healthy foods.


It's basic slant is that rural and urban poor can't afford the newest Gov't approved healthy diet, and that there are too many convenience stores around.
But when I saw that title, my first thought was "I can't afford to eat fast food all the time- no wonder they're broke."

It's a good size article and only in the middle do you read about Food Stamps- and that in the need to increase the allowance. Nowhere did I see a mention of the fact that almost anything you can shove in your mouth is Food Stamp eligible now, instead of just the stuff thats healthy.

Also, the fact that convenience stores far outnumber supermarkets in rural areas is supposed to make us think that the rural poor have to hook up the horse and wagon just to make that daylong trip to the 'big city' to get their overpriced veggies.

Sorry but everyone I know out here in the sticks has a vehicle and can make that 30 minute run into San Antonio any time they want...but Hondo has two major grocery stores there, too.

Win VISTA and you

Ok, after having the descktop offline for almost a week, the results seem to indicate that my problem is partly (if not mostly) to blame on VISTA's reporting to the mothership-constantly.

We had the modum offline at night and when nobody was home and we were almost at the non-FAP level even with two XP machines running- until I plugged VISA back into AlGores intertubes. Now we're staying at the same level, if not gaining bandwith usage.

Does anyone know IF VISTA is a bandwith hog, too- along with it's disc usage?
Also, how hard will it be to completely get this VISTA cr@p off my hard drive and instal XP?

The beginning of the holiday season

Isn't it wonderful?
Family, friends, emotions running wild?
Trying to start new traditions with family, establishing traditions that endure weather you want them to, or not.

Including the annual turkey drop.

Removed because frigging DISH NETWORK Keeps telling me I'm using too much bndwidth!
Do NOT sign up for DISH NETWORK broadband- get wild blue instead.


But hey, like Tevye said.........Tradition.

Right?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I got a hit for someone looking for James Morrison on climate change

How is this take on it?
Removed because frigging DISH NETWORK Keeps telling me I'm using too much bndwidth!
Do NOT sign up for DISH NETWORK broadband- get wild blue instead.

Although he was a bigtime doper, he was also a genius and probably wouldn't believe that Bravo sierra.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

John Fitzgerald Page

He's back in the popular blogs again.

And even on Tv now.

You may rmember him as the Atlanta dooshbag. He says he still doesn't understand why *anyone* wouldn't give him a chance, expecially on some non-looser site like match.com- you know.

Ohhh. My. Frigging. Gawd!

Guess what the newest evil comes from smoking the most evil of Gods flora?

I just heard it on the morning news.

Come on guys, the only thing you HAVEN'T blamed smoking (tobacco- because weed is somehow good for you) on is Global Warming.


Oh, the newest smoking Bogyman is that it causes baldness.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The hidden Zen of a chicken joke

Albert has a Conservativly beatnick view of why the chicken crossed the road.

Or did he? Or was it---like fore ordaned?

Groovy-man.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Being the one in charge really sucks sometimes

Rachel is going through one of those times with her oldest dog.

Be sure you have plenty of snotrags.
Because she's posting I think, mostly to think through what has to be done, which makes it even more heart breaking.

I had to do it, and anyone with a heart has had to do it with a pet.

Getting street cred

Ok, as y'all know I'm back with an old boss. The job is in NE San Antonio (about 55 mi. away), which is in a small town who's name you may recognize.

I was thinking that the next blogmeet near San Antonio, we could get some street cred by holding a march there, and get pics to show how much we "CARE!" about racial equality and advancing our black colored disadvantaged Americans of African descent.


I think I've realized a fundamental fact about why poor people are poor, or maybe they're poor as a result of sub-par education and social skills.
I'm selling the Dodge, and have been getting e-mails from several people (one was trying to scam me with a cashiers check). The ones who seem 'normal' I would work with price-Wise. The ones who can't use common capitalization, punctuation or common courtesy (or any combination) don't have much of a chance in budging me into not getting as much as I can from them. Or me remembering to tell them the idiosyncrasies of the truck....


I think I may have found my bandwith problem.
I know that VISTA is a resource hog, I'm wondering if it's always in contact with "the mother ship"?
I see that it ran a defrag at 3AM this morning, and my FAP was higher this morning than it was last night. I'll try leaving the VISTA offline all day and see what happens then. since I'm looking for an excuse to get rid of it.
We also have several new ,,,surprises when we open or close some games and programs- including an aborted attempt to reach a (an unknown) website.

Friday, November 16, 2007

All who have never smelled natural gas

Raise your hands.
Not just "natural gas" ( because it kinda smells like paint thinner in it natural state- maybe,,,if it's rich)- the gas you're used to smelling with BP Captain in it.

Anyone?
Beuller?

How about some woman who just bought a $350,000 house?

In Florida. She smelled something funny near her naturak gas fireplace, and lit it to get rid of the smell.

I wonder what the gas smells like down in Cuba?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

DISHinternet and you

If you ever need to get broadband without cable or DSL available, DO NOT opt for the DISH internet. They'll slap a FAP on you so fast you won't know you're over untill you computer has download speeds of dial-up.

If you have to get satellite broadband, get Wildblue.net- it's what supplies the scam artists DISHNETWORK and their broadband... but it doesn't slap a FAP penalty on you as fast as they take a breath. I was on Wildblue for over a year untill their triad went out (I'd have to pay for another), so was convinced to got with DISHTV and their rental system. Not very helpful operators, and draconian policies.

If they offer DISHTV broadband, they have wildblue- it's the same price (and installers) for a little better service.

116K when I'm paying $75/mo for 1000K download....And they say I can't have full speed until they choke me down to 8,700MB of download when my threshold is 12,00 Megs-Jezus!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

AHHHHh, That's why he did it!

My George Bush Conspiracy Theory

George W. Bush vetoed the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill so that Ann Coulter, white men, SUV owners, and gun owners could offend Muslims.

Create your own at Buttafly.com




Thanks Miriam

Sen. Danial Inoue

I've got PBS on in the background - don't faint, it has "The War" playing.

They just got done with an interview of Danial Inoue's experience in WWII- the Italian campagne.
During on mountain assault he was taking out NAZI MG posts where he wqas wounded several times and lost his right arm to shrapnel.

My question is- after all he went through, why as a Dem. does he want to throw it all away?
I mean he's almost a rubber stamp for Harry Reid.

Why do I have a feeling he's being framed?

I think OJ was guilty as h*ll for his knife murders in LA.

But given that the F.B.I. knew about his plans three weeks in advance...........
Not officially, or found any reason to tell the local cops.

So now, everything is going against the Juice, even his co-offenders.
I don't know what went on in that room, but somehow I think it was just some kind of stupid repo scam. That it was OJ involved in something out of 'Police Squad" episode is about par for the course.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Who runs the History Channel?

I'm wondering because they seem to be doing an all Global Warming all night thing tonight..
Going on with that idiotic "CO2 is going to cook the Earth!" meme that AlGore is getting filthy rich from.

So help me out with a little experiment, ok?

I promise it won't hurt.

And when the experiment is done, I want yo to tell me how ruining entire economies by forcing all these expensive changes would make any diffwerend to the results.


Ready?

Ok!

First go get one of those 3-way lamps. You know the one that you can get three levels of light from.

Take off the shade and turn it on to the low setting.

Now, hold your hand about six inches from the light and see how warm it is.

Next, switch passet the middle one and stop on the high setting.
Is your hand still six inches away? Is it feeling any warmer?

Now tell me, what did your hand do to to cause handular heating climate change? Because it just CAN'T be the heat source going through it's lifecycle- could it?
It just has to be the cause of all those little microbes putting out those greenhouse gases, right?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Updates from Casa Trainwreck.

I have several job interviews scheduled for this week.
I have a job offer as a driver for a septic company. I'm not sure if I want to take it, since I have interviews with ,,,,better companies- but no offers and I'm sure they don't work 55 hours a week.

I'm going to try making ends meet by making wood and wire(horse panel) dog kennels.
I figure I can sell them for around $225- 250 (with a good $50+ profit margine), being more *natural* looking and all AND alot less than the $350-575 they want for all metal dog runs.

Maybe I'll see if high-end heated dog houses are worth looking at, too.

I also don't know when, or if I'll get unemployment, just depends on what the boss checks on the form, doesn't it?


UPDATE TO THE UPDATE --5:30PM

Just got back from talking to (one of) my old boss. I start Thurs. at the same rate I was at before. Hopefully the job won't be as bad as last time, since Bosses brother isn't in charge of me, and the transition and turmoil about expanding and moving is over.

The 120 mi. commute will suck, though.

But I'll be looking at something else I didn't get when Chris was there, a dollar raise at 3 months.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Since I'm not a professional Reporter, I'll make a correction.

See, I wnt to kinda set an example for some Newspapers who either don't acknowledge any mistakes, or bury their corrections on their obit page.

I had a comment fom a student who goes to that school telling about a death threat/suicide note the week before. He put a post up on his blog about both inccidents.


Reason #365 to pack heat


Because Stun Guns don't work on carjackers!

ATLANTA (AP) -- A man tried to use a stun gun to fend off a carjacker and ended up being shot five times.

The man was taken to the hospital Wednesday with wounds to his abdomen and leg but was expected to survive, Atlanta police Sgt. Lisa Keyes said.

The man was driving a minivan in southeast Atlanta when he was confronted by a carjacker at an intersection. The carjacker jumped in, told the man to drive and demanded money, police said.

While trying to reach for his money, the man also pulled out his stun gun and shocked the carjacker.

But the carjacker reacted by shooting the man at least five times, Keyes said. The van, which was still moving, crashed into a tree and the carjacker ran away.

A MINI VAN--dude! Really!

Keyes stressed the importance simply giving up the vehicle when confronted by a carjacker.

"Make the situation safe for you," she said. "You know you have to get away from that person. Just try to give the car up."


No, you shoot the f*cker- it's your property, it's your right to defend it.




AND in the "You gotta be chitting me dept"........
You'd think this happened in the nanny state of Great Briton (where they DO actually freak out over .22 rounds), in stead of the U.S.A. (ok, it was in Michigan).

A 22 caliber bullet put Plainwell High School into temporary lockdown Thursday morning.

Police cars from the state, city and sheriff's department were outside the high school.

Inside classes were in temporary lockdown.

“An announcement came saying we had to stay in our first hour until they told us to leave,” said student Joan Giffels.

Before eight Thursday morning, the district says a parent found a 22 caliber bullet on the sidewalk. The bullet is no bigger than a quarter, but students in their first period classes didn't know what to think.

“They think someone's going to come in and randomly shoot or hurt someone,” said student Afton Rachut
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Got a question for y'all

We have three dogs.

By seniority they are

Meg(the black one) and Scooter (the B&W one)

and the "baby"

Goliath, remember that post I put up about six months ago of the little foundling?

Anyway, both the smaller dogs are lacking something in the inelligence department. It took Scooter over a week to learn that the storm door opened on the left side and that he just couldn't get inside unless he was on that side. Meg is a little better, but no doggie Einstein.

Goliath is smart for a dog, but he needs socialisation with people and normal dogs.


Anyway, is it really *wrong* for me to refer to them all as Scootard , Megatard and Goliatard?
I mean it can't be that wrong be cause Dr. Who has his TARDus.

Boy, that must have scared them!

Why would anyone from MENSA be visiting this blog?



Oh, and I saw that the stage hand union is on strike now, too- along with the writers union.
That's strange, given that most of the entertainmement industry Big....ummm.... Yuks????...is mostly LIBERAL. You know, the ones that care so much for the underdog, and want to raise them to a "living wage" or whatever they excuse they use for everyone else ponying out more money for the exact same thing.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Today is Veterans day, formerly known as Armistice Day

November 11, 1918.
Eleveth of eleven eleven


The end of the first World War and ironically, a smoldering ember that helped fire the
next German invasion of France which was complete 33 years later.

The terms were written by the French, and basically poured a pound of salt into an already socially wounded country.

But that's besides the point. Today we reflect on the sacrifice of all who served, not only in this country, but over the freedom loving peoples whatever their language- Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day the ideals of freedom are were the same.

There is an old saying that we're always ready to fight the last war- because of the way things change, but it always seems that we have these appeasers who refuse to learn from the last war. Our military members are the best of our population, even if they were draftees.

We need to remember that they stopped their lives to serve this country, and some never got to pick-up where they left off. I want to extend a hearty "Bravo Zulu" to my fellow Vets who DID take time to protect this, the Greatest nation on Gods green earth.

We also need to remember with all these political speeches tomorrow, that actions speak louder than words. I'm sure there are more unknown Vets that contribute more (even in civilian life- the World) unknown, than the entire class of bloviating pols do while mouthing their 'admiration' of the military.

These guys have had many names

Removed because frigging DISH NETWORK Keeps telling me I'm using too much bndwidth!
Do NOT sign up for DISH NETWORK broadband- get wild blue instead.
Jar heads

Leather necks

Seagoing bellhops

Devil dogs

Gyrene

MARINE CORPS ORDER No. 47 (Series 1921)
HEADQUARTERS
U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921

The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

JOHN A. LEJEUNE,
Major General
Commandant


Happy 232 guys
Semper Fi!

There is an OFF button you could use

If you turn on the TV and see something objectionable- with your young kids.
OR- you could change the channel.

One viewer described the programme as "nasty, leaving a bad taste in the mouth" while another said: "This is prime time family viewing. I switched on with young children present and was deeply disturbed by the level of nudity at that time.

"It made for extremely uncomfortable and gratuitous television, particularly when I had to explain it to my children." Another wrote: "They belittle and embarrass their victims."

You know that British show "What not to wear"?
Now they have another one out 'Take off your underwear'.......or something.(Possibly NSFW pics)

Did I mention it's a British show, from the land that gave us Monty Python and Benny Hill?

This is a country where (when I visited Karen) I was watching a show teaching women to be strippers.

OR,,,,,,was it the fact that it was on before 9PM?

Friday, November 09, 2007

WOW! How time flies

It was 56 years ago today that direct dial coast to coast was enabled in the U.S.
It was expensive and required alot of shouting over static.
By one monopolistic entity who actually BUILT the system.
Removed because frigging DISH NETWORK Keeps telling me I'm using too much bndwidth!
Do NOT sign up for DISH NETWORK broadband- get wild blue instead.

Today, I'm sitting midway between Castroville, Tx and Hondo, Tx (8 miles to the closest city services) and sending this up to a satellite from my own personal communication station on my roof.

In ten years this setup will be (maybe) worth being in a museum.