Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We have met the enemy

And she was a U.S. Senator Representative from Georgia.

Well, actually it was the Israeli Navy that met Sen. Moonbat.

They'd been chasing the boat, who refused to co-operate for over half an hour when the collision occurred. Maybe no one on board spoke english that well. We know the Senator Rep. doesn't :"McKinney said, "There is a need for the medical supplies that is on this boat;..."

Thanks Cindy, and we're also glad the Israelis are stress-testing those weapons for us.
I Hope they keep it up until there ARE only women and children left.


Go Team Israel!

We have new neighbors

Or maybe not. The people living catty-corner down the road are doing things that weren't being done last year- in a maintenance kind of way.
They also have a dog that we hadn't heard until several months ago.

It's a Beagle or Basset Hound or one of those others that don't bark so much as bay.
and bay.
And bay, and it sounds horribly bad tempered.
An angry type of noise at nothing.
Which even the neighborhood dogs are starting to ignore.

I wish I could, it's an annoying angry warble that tells me it would rather vote for a Liberal than eating.

Due to the drought

All fireworks are banned in Bexar and surrounding counties.

And just to get y'all used to the newest and best example of Orwellian governmental socialist Nationwide law enforcement, we're being encouraged to turn in your neighbors for ANY infringements of the ban.
They'll then be visited by tomorrows incarnation of the Sicherheitsdienst because you know,,, our newest administration knows this is for the best.

Oh, guess which party is:
A- The one the County Judge Nelson Wolff belongs to

and

B- The majority in San Antonio city government.

So remember people, if you see your neighbor,,or any of your relatives doing something suspicious- let any of The One's helpful representatives know.
Because that policy has wonderful precedence in his belief system.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Look what Thing 2 just bought me for Christmas

She just doesn't know it yet.


I,,,ummmm remember some of these women from a prior life...


...And if chit goes right, we'll be able to afford to run some of these:

That explains alot

If you have a populatuion that believes in magic and make descisions on rumors and feelings, you can easily make then do whatever you want.

No, I'm not talking about Obamabots, the article is talking about Arabs, and the way they see things, including the force fields around our FOBs and stuff.


You know, I could use a pair of those X-ray shades.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It was awe, dammit

Those Marines that Himself deigned to visit for a photo op over Christmas weren't aloof and restrained, they were in shock and awe from his greatness.



He went to the Marine Corps base just to say Thank Y......... Oh! That's why he was in the mess hall with the awed troops.


Good thing for moral that Bush is on the way out...









Thanks to J.D.

PSA on the Saxet gun show

For those searching, it will be at the Freeman Coloseum next weekend. January 3rd and 4th in San Antonio.
If you're on I-35, take the ATT drive exit and head south- it'll take you right to it. It will be on the right.
If you're on I-10, take the Houston St. exit and go west (notrth) toward the Valero station. about half a mile from that, you'll see it on the right.
Parking is $3 and admission is $10.

I'd go, but don't want to fight the crowds. Even my gun store was crowded this week-end. Usually there are just a few cars in the lot, but when I went past the day after Christmas it was full.

There is an old saying

Something in the line of "be careful of what you wish for, because you may get it."

Well it sounds like the Lightworker is starting to get a little tired of those who got him elected. He's already crying about the constant slobbery kisses girlish squeeling adoration coverage of the media.

The press is noticing too, and trying to let you know just how hard it is being the ONE.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Texas has a bi-yearly Legislature

As in it meets every two years.
I heard that one of the items on the agenda this year is the American Cancer Society trying to get the Lege to outlaw ANY smoking in a public or private business that is open to the public.
You know,,,private property where adults congregate by choice. Even though they *know* there is secondhand smoke.
Yes a do-gooder organization is trying to get the TEXAS Lege to make a blanket law, so they (the ACS) doesn't have to go to every city in Texas to ,,,coerce their citizens into behaving the *right* way.

This is still TEXAS- where the concept of personal responsibility is still alive.
Sure smoking is bad for you. So is drinking (in bars where they want to ban smoking), so is too much fast food and driving too fast.
If a private business wants to ban smoking, let them. People will go where they feel comfortable. If it's a smokey bar with tired barflies, well then let them get lucky.

As far as the health care costs they cry about, that's SUPPOSED to be taken care of from that ginormous Big Tobacco shakedown during the reign of Slick Willie- remember?
Not to mention the ever increasing sin tax smokers pay to defray the additional healthcare costs.

They don't want a statewide smoking ban for the *good of the people*- they want it because they can. Pure Liberal Socialism. Since they're trying to outlaw a legal product, why not just make a notional law to prohibit it. It was tried once with booze, and we all know how well that worked.

So to my State Senator Carlos Uresti(D) go against your instincts and say NO! to this intrusion on personal choice.
AND State Rep. Tracy O. King(D) go against your "Moving Texas Forward" progressive cr@p and try to keep Texas Texas, NOT NYC on the Brazos.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Larry the Cable Guy

Is having his Christmas special.
I noticed that he took pity on seveal young women to hire them for his time-out segments...
What a Christian thing to do.

Merry Christmas Larry.

Finished with your Christmas spread?

Feeling tired?

Wake up and feel the joy!

Oh come all Ye Faithful


Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas




Silver Bells



And a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanuka, Winter Solstice, or whichever loving holiday you celebrate.

A cranberry tip

If you're making a grenadine-ish cranberry sauce and don't have grenadine or a jar of cherries, cherry Kool-ade will make an acceptable alternative.

I found this out on Thanksgiving.
So after playing with it after too much O.J. concentrate), I came out with this chutney sauce.
  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 med apple- chopped
  • about 1/2 cup raisins
  • about 1/4 cup dried pineapple chunks -cut into quarters
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • about 2 cups brown sugar
  • a dash of allspice...maybe two
  • a dash of cinnamon (optional)
Mix in sauce pan and simmer until thickened.
Taste, and ad white sugar as needed.

Merry Christmas

From Casa Trainwreck!


Via Robert Earl Keene.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Every one is thinking of Christmas

I got passed by an F-150 this morning in the rain, he was in a hurry to get to the site of his accident, I guess- judging from the way he was driving.

Then I was moving a 35' box van to a jobsite when I saw a cop chasing a speeder.
As they worked their way over to the right shoulder, I started slowing down.
The slower I went, the slower the F-150 went that was door to door with me on the left. I was a little trapped by a cop in front and a clueless elf on my drivers side.
The slower I went to ger behind her (and out of the cops way) the slower she went until I had to hit my bakes so hard she had to pass me and I just got out of the cops way in time to miss him.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

To all of you that celebrate it...

Happy Festivus Day



Now amaze us with your feats of strength,
And you may air your grievances into the wine.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jodie calls

The Navy never really made them an art form.
Because they were on ships and had their own sea ditties.

The Air Force always had a ride, I bet their booters were chauffeured around so they didn't have to get their unbloused boots dirty.

BUT the Army and Marines *DO* march.
A lot.

So, here's what Thing 2's boyfriend is going to be hearing some time in June...







I'll reserve my BZ's until you leave Parris Island, guy.
AND Thing 2 isn't coming to help you celebrate your graduation,,,sorry.
I *know* what that celebration entails.



Thanks Rhianna for yor earworms.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Tonight he's in the Windy City doing a deep dish pizza challenge.

Sorry Bobby, but even the dead people are going to vote for the local guy- no matter how good your pizza is.





UPDATE:
Daym, what a surprise, it was unanimous for the Chicago guy.

Dinner Impossible-
They're in Biloxi, MS making a tent city meal for hurricain survivors.
It turns out that ALL the donated kitchen equipment was designed for natural gas- instead of the propain they were provided.

They are scrambeling to get Gawd knows how many different venues to cook the meal.
I *know* that there is a Natural gas line along one of the main roads that can be tapped in less than half an hour and ALL the temperary ovens and grills working in 45 minutes.
I guess out of sight is out of mind.....

Someone's going to hell

Especially if he meant to sing like this.



Thanks to Phlemmie who's a bit more forgiving,

Oh no!

Our new Jesus is going to put Joe **I full facts out of my @ss** Biden in charge of ...ummm....narowing the middle class divide.

See, for some reason, I guess they see the middle class shrinking under *The Ones* administration, and it will be the Gaffmeister's job to "do something" about it.

I can see this ending badly.
I hope I can work myself into the category of "evil rich" before Belly gunner Joe fixes it so I can't afford to do anything but hold on.


But on another note, we can only hope that he's as frigging incompetent on this as he is at everything else, and nothing will happen...


And speaking of boobs, let me introduce you to the Obama nation. Yep, straight from The Smoking Gun.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A pay raise of almost $5,000

Want one?
Sorry, YOU aren't one of our elite leaders who are going to get another automatic pay raise next year.
These are the same people who caused the implosion of the Mortgage industry, which in turn tipped the scales on everything else.
Which caused them to give away over 12 Trillion Dollars of your money. So far.

These are the same ones who didn't say jack chit to their contributors in the money industry except "How much do you want?"
These same people who want the heads of the Big Three to work for free- because of 'bad management' are going to get a $4,700 pay raise, and their staffs (the ones who can't be bothered to even READ the bills to be voted on) are going to all get raises, too.

Because everyone in D.C, is doing such a tremendous job looking out for the taxpayers interests.

Eartha Kitt

and her Christmas list



In the modern version of the 'reason of the season.'

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Forgive me

I just can't hold it in.

An affiliate of cBS has a slideshow of celebrities that happen to be Republican.
I'm not really surprised at the country singer and NASCAR people, but at some of the actors who are there.
If you go deep enough into that list you find Jamie Farr.

So to paraphrase Mr. Hopey McChange...




Does that make him



A
Bitter Klinger?

It doesn't matter what it looks like

It's still a firearm.
It has a barrel, a chamber and fires bullets.

Everyone who owns a firearm should be fighting for the rights of everyone who owns a fire arm- weather you *like* the weapon or not.
If you use it for target practice, self defence or hunting.

Just because your .30-30(oooh ... pretty baby...) doesn't look like that EBR the Mr. Lightworker wants to ban doesn't mean it's not in the targets of Those Who Decide either.

Just because you don't own any pistols doesn't mean that it's ok to sit back and let them take away someone else's right because they don't 'need' it.
Just ask yourself this- and I'm talking to all three of you that are reading this...

What kind of car and how many do you have? Are you sure you 'need' that SUV instead of a Yugo? Why do you 'need' so many vehicles instead of taking turns to use just one?
Who do you want to decide what you can drive and which vehicles are banned?

And since owning a vehicle isn't an enumerated RIGHT in the Bill of Rights, it should be much easier to ban certain types of vehicles than scary guns, right?





Hmmmmm...any kind of gun? Even if it's not worth $200?
Earlier this year, the NYPD tried a different tact, teaming up with churches willing to host the buy-back program, and offering a $200 bank card to anyone who turns a gun in.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Great

Is anyone else all of a sudden having issues with AdAware?
I downloaded the daily newest security update and now I keep getting "Interactive service dialogue" about AdAware crashing.

I restored my computer to before I downloaded and still keep getting crash alerts.
I guess I'll just have to uninstall and reinstall it....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our new DearLeader promised change

Are these the new civil security forces he has in mind?




Stolen from the Jawa

How to follow directions

Can you follow directions? Sure you can,,,or can you?
Here is a simple test to see how well you can.
CONCENTRATE and give it a try- but you only have three minutes to complete it.

It works better if you can copy this test- or hand copy it (or just pretend)
  1. Read everything before doing anything.
  2. Put your name in the upper right hand corner of the paper.
  3. Circle the word "name" in sentence two.
  4. Draw five small squares in the upper left hand corner of the paper.
  5. Put an "X" in each square.
  6. Put a circle around each square.
  7. Sign your name under the title.
  8. After the title write "yes, yes, yes."
  9. Put a circle around each word in sentence #7.
  10. Put an "X" in the lower left corner of the paper.
  11. Draw a triangle around the "X" you just made.
  12. On the reverse side of the paper, multiply 70 times 70.
  13. Draw a triangle around the paper in sentence #4.
  14. Call out your first name when you get to this point in the test.
  15. If you think you've followed all the directions so far, call out "I have."
  16. On the reverse side of the paper, add 8245 and 9863.
  17. Put a circle around the answer. Put a square around the circle.
  18. Count out loud, in your normal speaking voice, from one to ten.
  19. Now that you have finished carefully reading theses directions, do only sentence one and two.

Feel free to pass this along, but I wouldn't mind a mention- instead of just copying a post and dropping it in your blog without attribution.

It hasn't got out of the thirties since Sunday

I'm glad I'm off this week and not sitting on an elevated exposed piece of equipment.
I think I found out why a spring mandrel isn't such a hot idea -in practice.
In theory it's great, but making the spring is alot harder using #12 piano wire.
I'm sure I could get it right if I used an actual spring manufacturer to make them.
I just can't afford an initial set-up for an unproved idea.

Maybe I'll come back to it.
I have another idea that might be better anyway.

I might start selling repair sleeves for conduit, too. I can make them cheaper than the short factory couplings and they'd work better when easing conduit around a bend PLUS the glue would actually work.
I wonder if I need any OK's for that? UL or NFPA?

I don't WANT to be working where I am now next year, and I want it to be my own choice not to be.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The reason we celibrate this season



Not, like the Reverend Stephen Coulter of Dorset, England, do we forbid this song for politically correct Barbera Streisand.
Yes, he banned his congregation from singing it because of the way the Israelies had to protect themselves in Bethlehem from the childeren of Allah.

H/T Interested Participant

I worked all day yesterday

It was really windy.


We were at (redacted) I.S.D.s San Antonio's newest sporting complex at the old Quarry. We were drilling holes for parking lot lights.

Kind of like a reverse norther, the wind was out of the south and getting warmer. I was watching a *HUGE* Texas flag flying almost constantly straight out. It was about a mile away and still looked as big as the flag at Lundquist Chevy dealership. I took a picture with the phone, but even at the highest resolution I could get, all you could see were the construction trailers and the handicapped sports field behind them. I knew it wouldn't look the same as I was seeing it, but didn't think the flag would be almost unseeable.

Funny how cameras work that way.

I'm off for the week. I spent today making Karens present and working on the right size form to bend wire for my experimental conduit bending form.
I still don't know why there aren't any out in the field.
It's such a simple idea that's been around in pressure controls forever.
It's simple, cheap enough that when it gets run over or buried, it's no big deal.
I mean someone must have though to stiffen hot conduit so it didn't kink on them...or deform under it's own weight instead of throwing away the ten or fifteen that were ruined at $18 a stick.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Princess and the pea

Every one remembers that fairy tail, right?

The Princess was supposed to be so tender and feeling that she could feel a pea through a bunch of mattresses.

This meant, I guess that she was a real catch, or over sensitive royalty which is better than a peasant who has to take things as they come...or something like that.

If I was living with said hypersensitive Princess, I'd *have* to strangle her for peace and quite,,,"It's cold in here" "I feel a breeze" "I felt a mouse walking in the other room" "Your hear beat is shaking the bed" "We need a new toilet seat, this one has a molecule out of place" "You had sardines last week, didn't you!" "Do something about this dust falling on me"

Kinda like living with Rachael Rae.....Shut UP woman!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

JCB

Made in America...


But designed in Britain.

Where apparently they don't believe in straddling trenches

Or ever use their backhoes on uneven ground, so they don't need any extra lift on their outriggers.

So they can get the backhoe out of the guys in the trenches way when he's tamping.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Shotgun posting and EBRs

Does anyone know if military insignia (identification patches) are copyright or trademark protected? If I wanted to use a variation of say my unit patch as part of my name or logo, would I need .gov permission?

For you buying EBRs before the Obamessiah takes office, an AR dust cover with the immortal words from Team America on the inside.

Tomorrow is 'Call in Gay' day. That'll make your co-workers and management really happy with you. I'd bet they even remember that when Mr. HopeyMcChange forces them to think about downsizing. Besides we all remember how well it worked for the illegal amnesty people, right?

You people in the fast lane doing 5 MPH below the speed limit...
Do you have a clue about WHY the people tailgating you until they can cut over THREE lanes to get ahead of you and cutting you off and zooming away from you?
Do you think if you got your head out of your @ss you might drive better?
Same thing with those morons who take an off ramp from the hammer lane and almost hit the Jersey wall dividing it from the Interstate.

The high tomorrow is supposed to be 37, windy and sleety. Next year I don't want to be looking at climbing onto an exposed backhoe. I want to be selling $5 parts at a $5 profit and being able to pocket $1 after Mr. Charity takes his cut.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

My battalion


Sure looks like those EOs need something to do.
That's NMCB 133, guys.
3 Battle "E"s in four years.
Best of type (at least) five years running.
Don't know what they've done in the last twenty, though.

Here's some from CE "A" school(just keep the sound down because the rap sux. And what's with the bucket trucks? I suppose they let them use hydraulic tampers to set poles, too.
The guy at 3:11 looks familiar... except he's only an E-5, and anyone I knew would be in the Chiefs mess by now- if not retired.

67 years ago today

Just before morning Colors(8 AM) the Japanese navy launched a surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval base.
Four years and tens of thousands of casualties later, the United States ended it in an unanswerable way, saving thousands on both sides from further loss.

In the aftermath, the United States showed our usual compassion mixed with self interest and changed Japans leadership and thought processes. Unlike some revisionists would like us to remember- we were there as an occupational force for decades...ensuring that democracy stuck.

This was a successful outcome to a bad start. We should all remember that no matter who's in charge, that it's not over until we've accomplished what we came there for. Not getting out for political points so we have to go in and do it again.
...But I won't get into the Treaty of Versailles, although we have several turning points in this era to think about.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Goodish news, I guess

In doing searches for my idea on conduit stiffeners, I've come accros very few of the same type as I envisioned. Mostly they're selling for smaller conduit in the U.K.
The difference is that it's for small diameter conduit being cold bent.

I might still get a toe in if I get the market on a flexible form for 3" and 4" hot bend PVC conduit. I can get the material for less than $9 and be able to sell it for less than the smaller ones, and still make several dollars each.

That way after taxes I migh be able to pocket a dollar each.



AND if I do the mail order thing, it definatly WON'T be with UPS Big Brown.

Keep your money, it's yours after all

That's the newest economic "fix" over there in wonderland D.C.
The way I understand it is that our betters in Congress would give us a two month break on all Federal withholding from our paychecks- to be paid for with the ever increasing bailout promise. A tax holiday if you would.

Except that it's our future money that will be promised to pay this withholding brainstorm.
Sure, I'd love to see my entire paycheck go into my bank, I might even be able to afford to get some bargain basement stocks.
BUT this $1.3 trillion bailout money, if i understand it, is not being 'spent' right now- just promised. Right? So instead of actually SPENDING the money- why not just take that amount off the table and only spend the remaining availab..................CHIT- that's right it's our modern Congress.

The same geniuses that raided the Social Security trust fund and dropped in an IOU.
The same people who have absolutely no concept of living within you means, or balancing a checkbook.
The same people who mandated "fairness" in the mortgage industry- which caused its collapse.
The same ones who think giving jobs to illegals will help the looming unemployment crisis for Americans.
The same ones who are completely blindsided when their newest expensive and intrusive "fix" causes people to react in their own self interest, and opposit their intended results.

Yeah, they'll find a way to waste it. Since it's been allocated it just *needs* to be spent. May as well use it for something that will bump the taxpayers money in the short term instead of rewarding FAIL.

Friday, December 05, 2008

WTF?

I can't read Adobe PDFs anymore?

So I uninstalled Adobe 8.12...whatever and downloaded Adobe reader 9.
And it downloaded, but I can't find it anywhere.
It downloads and disappears.

We used the trial version of Office and when it went, I guess it took and blocked Adobe when I uninstalled it.
So now we have a year old computer that can't view any Adobe products....thanks Bill, that's looking out for your customers.




UPDATE:

I found it after downloading a pic of Mr. Hanky for my post mentioning UPS.

UPS

Some call it the Brown truck of happiness.

I've had more bad experience with them than good.
The latest is the fact that I still have the modem waiting to be returned refused,
They've been supposed to have picked it up every day this week...except that they haven't. Maybe I'm on some kind of blacklist because Tues. they tried calling the wrong area code.

I'll go put it out again, and hope that it gets picked up today AND that all the people who've seen it sitting out for the last week don't decide to take the 'abandoned' package.


AND the service desk isn't open for half an hour yet.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

ASMO'ed

I think that's the acronym for flunking your Navy bootcamp company and getting re-assigned to a newer cadre.
I can't even remember what it stood for...
Anyway, when I went through Great Mistakes Training command in Illinois, we were treated to the number one song of that month every time someone went to a newer training company....I was on an NBA sponsored company (the best and brightest,,,) so we didn't loose any.



I can still remember the nasty burgers at the exchange and the grease trap smell where we waited in line at the galley for breakfast at 4AM.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Look people

You have to find Prudie a job.
She had to lay off her editors again.
AND she's recycling overly long meme's.

It's too bad that she doesn't have an e-mail contact that I can find, because I might have something she can help me with.
My e-mail at least is in my contact info...or on my comments at her blog.

LoTR

Yeah, we watched the entire thing again.
But I guess it was better than the alternative:

Sighhhhhhhhhhhh

I found my internet problem.
I lost power on my Wildblue modem last Monday.
To troubleshoot, I was told to move the plug to another outlet and see if the power light came on.
It didn't, and I was given an roa# and told the replacement modem would be there in three days.

Which would have made it Thanksgiving day. So I waited all Friday for the Brown Truck of Connectivity...which never showed.
So after getting ahold of the Wildblue trouble desk and 'Mary' the dot Indian, I was informed that I was originally supposed to have gotten the replacement on Weds- but it got rescheduled to frigging MONDAY.

I finally did what I'd been meaning to do all week, and checked the rectifier/charger/power supply- whatever you want to call it- and found I had no power coming out.
I know it was plugged in to the outlet, and the outlet was good, so I was looking at a bad power supply.
As I was dragging out the tangle of wires, I saw a female power end that didn't go anywhere until I saw the power supply didn't have any power in ( I thought the entire unit was one piece).
After I plugged both the 110V power in and the 30VDC power in- I have internet back.

You'd think that they might tell people to check BOTH ends of the cord, wouldn't you?

Now to cancel my $41+ tax dial-up.

The White House

The saga of the 'Most ethical administration in history" continues.

Mr. HopeyMcChange filled his new crib with Clintonian insiders who go after religious groups, Second Amendment rights, and side with communist dictators.


...And the Obamites still have no clue as to what's coming down the pike.
We have AP journalists propagandist writers who think that human nature has changed since The Anointed One won the Electoral vote.
I hate to break it to you Beth, but all Mr. Daleyhandpuppet did was gain himself another source of illegal money from Bills contact list. Oh, and a staff that's going to enact all the thwarted agenda from eight years ago.....not 'a high-level strategic and diplomatic partnership.'

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dear gay peple

Please quit calling your partnerships "marriage".
It would go a long way in helping your cause.
There are plenty of other labels out there.



K? thnx.





Ohhh,,,,that ginormous hissy fit your throwing all over the country?
Not helping much

Friday, November 28, 2008

Dial-up

It really kind of sucks,,,BUT it's better than having no internet at all.
Like us for the last five days after the wildblue modem went out.

The service guy told me they'd send a replacement on a three day delivery- which put it in Thanksgiving day,,,which I knew wasn't going to happen. So after waiting all day today for the Big Brown Truck of connectivity, I called Wildblue service at 5 PM.
I got "Mary" the 'dot' Indian who informed me that it was originally scheduled to be delivered on Weds, but got delayed until Monday.

Now I'm on 26K dial-up for a cost of $41+tax because I am not going through the weekend without internet. At least I can pay some bills and do some research on incorporation and business plans.
I'd do some patent research, but I know I probably won't get any protection for using one common practice for tubing bending to use to make kink free bends on 4" PVC conduit field bends.


UPDATE:
It took me over an hour to update my AdAware so I can pay some bills online

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I scored 81.8 on this government test.

The average for our elected officials was 49 per cent.
The only time I went to college was for electonics and circuit design... NOT a full course of political science.
AND I don't have a staff that's supposed to read the cr@p I'm voting on,,,just to let me know if I'm voting for what I think I am.

See if you know more about our government than our elected drones.

Note***
I take exception to three of the ones they said I got wrong,,,I guess it's a matter of semantics.

Not that I'd have a chance

But they have another intrusive personal question on "THE questionnaire".

Tucked in at the end of the questionnaire and listed under “Miscellaneous,” it reads: “Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”

Well, yes as a matter of fact. I don't want to scare you, but we have three modern arms and two black powder pistols.
Me and the wife own them and Texas has no intrusive registration requirements.
They are used (mostly) for target shooting and will be put to use for home defense.
We have had property damage do to an unintentional discharge from the .22 rifle that I was fixing the safety on.

See it was catching and not allowing full motion to fire, so I freed up the bent part and dry fired about four times before the round worked it's way through the magazine tube and into the chamber.
The inside wall has a quarter inch hole about two inches from the floor.

I have also killed cats, squirrels and rabbits with it. (Sorry to make you all queasy kneed)

Any more prying personal revelations you want to hold over my head?

Gun sales through the roof

Just a thought for all of you buying those evil black rifles to get around the newest ban.
The new AG for President HopeyMcChange is a bigtime gungrabber.
They have records and will use the FBI background checks, too.

Do you think those Clintonistas and Chi-town hacks would hesitate to confiscate your brand new EBR?
Go you think they'd use them to arm Obamas new GRU?
Do you think you'd be reimbursed for a voluntary turn-in?

Does this make me a bad person?

I mean, other than being an evil heartless Conservative.

I was fueling up on of the trucks earlier this week and checking out a hot black chick observing a well dressed woman of color when her gas tank burped a slurge of gas onto her shoes.

I felt bad for her until I saw an Obama sticker on her bumper.
Then I didn't.

AGW Climate change and you

Before I get started, how many of you have had to see a shrink and get meds to treat your Obama Depression Syndrome like the Libs did in 2004?

ANYWAY...
We now have Henry Waxman (D-nutcase) in charge of setting energy policy, and making the same people that bankrupted Social Security, the Auto industry, caused the housing meltdown with Freddy-May responsible for implementing government health care. The same people that ruined the education system.
Remember the Walter Reed thing? That's gov't health care at its best.

Henry Waxman is a total Global warming tool and is going to force all this expensive greenhouse gas reduction legislation onto an already hurting economy.
Ok....
Now what is going to happen when it's finally bashed into their skulls that the earth is (and has been) cooling?
Do you think that they'll just say "Ooops, our bad- we'll just cancel those foolhardy and wasteful greenhouse programs."

OR do you think (being Liberals and all) that they'll create ANOTHER expensive and wasteful program to produce greenhouse gases(GHG)...to offset the program that they still have in effect to reduce the GHG?

Friday, November 21, 2008

The deer hunter

I forgot all about deer season opening the first of the month. It's not that I'm against hunting, or anything,,,but,,,, I'm of the Ron White school of thought; namely that it's too early or cold to be sitting out in the wilderness wiothout getting payed for it. I'm outside at dawn and working there evry weekday, so I'll pass on doing it on my days off.
Deer meat is always welcome, though. I may even get Karen to shoot a pig one of these days.

I was looking at blogs and was reminded of this classic take on deer hunting via a post on deer camp:

I always wonder

When I see some @sshole doing a good 20 miles over the rest of traffic, and he sees the huge line of cars in front of him...why does he always wait until the last 10 feet to hit his brakes? Does he think he's so important that traffic will recognize him and magically part to let him through?

AND...if you're the speed vigilante in the fast lane pacing the guy who's on the phone in the next lane...go f*ck yourself. Go slow in the SLOW lane, it's the one on the right. The one that everyone is working their way to, so we can all get around your clueless @ss and go home.





COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SUBJECT,,,,,,,,,,
Someone was searching for 'trainwreck on blogspot' from Kuala Lumpur????
Why?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I made a post a while back

About revamping the voting system.
This video over at weerdbeard reinforces my arguments. I'd bet that more voters on the Republican side would be able to answer more question right,,,especially the ones about who's in charge (looking up and humming).


Was that a polling place they were interviewing at? Did they let the girl with the OBAMA tee vote like that?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This could be interesting

Our dearest new leader Barry the benevolent is extending an olive branch to Hillary.
So now, if it goes through, we'll be able to watch a dirty-trick Chicagoland politician play chess with a dirty-trick Clintonian Rasputin. I wonder who'll win?

Or, could it be that he only mentioned the job in passing, and Hils leaked it to the loyal MSM to use as leverage?
After the infamous question #60...got anything they can use against you? Please provide documentation.
Could she be so stupid to provide all that in black and white to El Cappo de Bar-o, and he decides..."oops, sorry Hil- too much dirty laundry here, we'll pass...and thanks for all the info. It'll come in handy...maybe."

If the Clinton family gets the nod (remember with one we get both), who are the Clintonistas (37 out of 41 picks for Mr. Change-B-Me) going to side with in the fight for overt or covert power?

This should be as fun as watching the faithful realize that Mr. Everything-2-everyone is nothing but an Ignis fatuus.

Another political cover-up exposed

This time it's been exposed by the Beeb, and literally changed the world into what we now know as reality.
The brance involvedthis time was the British Navy engaging in ,,, not really a cover-up, but more of a misrepresentation of fact.
Which enabled them to become the dominant maritime force of their times.
AND enabled them to challenge Spain and France to the new world, which resulted in their colonies in New England.
Which in turn latter became an independent America who returned the favor to save the world numerous times from the forces of evil.


Oh, that little factlet?
Henry VIII thought his Mary Rose was flooded by a squall and sunk about a mile off shore at the Solent. It was later reported that the French actually HIT something back then...and caused the flooding that caused the capsizing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

And the last eight years

were filled with love, co-operation and unicorn farts towards President Bush.
Now that we have a President Elect that believes in a Socialist paradise who just happens to be black...everything is a hate crime.

But that's ok, Barry will just change the haters minds with a twitch of his nose.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Words to live by...



Remember them in these upcoming times.

Meanwhile, closer to home- I finally got the last spark plug changed out on the S-10.
Had to take the left front tire off and almost had to make a *genuine GM* tool to get it from behind the steering column.

At the Hondo Wally-World

They're selling fuel for $1.58, which is the lest expensive I've seen in about two years.
Too bad I won't be buying it because they like to slip in alcohol with their gas and I don't want to ruin my fuel system. I also want to get as many MPG as I can and don't want to cut it by a third because of some political paybacks.
They now have a tree at the main entrance to go along with the Christmas carols they've been pumping out for the last two weeks.
In addition to changing the garden center into Christmasland almost two months ago.

What's taking him so long?

Sorry boss, started running into some rally crappy rock.



But apparently the owner would rather pay a big OSHA fine and maybe workers comp because I was taken off and someone else is digging an 8' deep straight trench.
With no ladders or escape routs.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Special needs children

I'm listening to the TV news in the background.
They're talking about the problems parents of autistic children have in getting medical treatment for their problems.
See, Dr.s and hospitals don't want to even touch a kid with autism (or probably any other *lucrative* disease just for self preservation).

See, they know health care is expensive enough without taking on additional, unnecessary expenses.



Know what I mean?


So after we cover the 'right' to health insurance,,,,,when will I be eligable for 'the right' to universal homeowners insurance?

He's NOT a freeking GUY

'He" is a woman who had a sex change operation.
..AND kept HER reproductive organs that God gave her.
So it's not some kind of 'miracle' that she's pregnant again.

She says she's enjoying the feeling of pregnancy.

So why did she decide she was a guy if she wanted to be a mom?
Sounds like someone wanted to have it both ways (ehem...take that as you will).

So what's with Baba Wawa? I thought she moved to 'serious' journalism after she got tired of no one taking her seriously as a gossip reporter.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Watch this



The last thirty seconds left me speachless.

Thank you who went through this for us.

Happy Veterans Day

Yahoo might want to take a look at Google.


But then, I guess they can finally be proud of America after the election...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Well, waddia know...

My re-elected Dem. Rep is a doper, too.
He voted to remove all penalties on adults caught with weed.

I guess that's why south San keeps re-electing him- since he votes the Dem line 96% of the time.
Go vato!




Ohhh,,,and since our racial preferance candidate is on the the 'free the weed' express;
and he's mentioned making dope legal- how soon before ashtrays will be banned in the White House to be replaced by bongs? Will he invite Willie Nelson down off the roof to burn one in the Oval Office?

Happy Birthday Marines!



Bravo Zulu!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Well...

I if a fighter can fly on just it's left wing, so can America for four years,,, I guess.


Israeli Pilot Land Saftly With One Wing - Watch the best video clips here


Top that China.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ohh,,,,Gawd

Ok, so why did it take eight years for them to decide that "we are all fuzzybunnykitten luvrz"?
I sure don't remember those sentiments from the last eight years that I've been looking at the Leftist moonbats.

But after seeing those luvy-dovy lets all get along ideals,,,OK.
I'll give your guy as much slack as you gave Bush. Sounds fair, and you're all into "equality" and the fairness doctrine,,,,right?


So why should you have a problem with me acting almost as nasty better than you did for Bush's last two terms?

...AND I notice that unlike your predictions, he'll allow a peaceful change of power,,,including all the "O's" left on the keyboards.


UPDATE:
I notice that this "unity" site has a lot less contributors than those anti-Bush, anti-Iraq NOT IN MY NAME sites had in the same amount of time.
I guess these are the silent wing of the Dems who really want to get along and not the strident 'kill all who aren't in lockstep' wing of the Liberal ideology.


UPDATED:
I'm kinda surprized that no-one has mentioned my girlfriend in the top pic...Zelda.
And Mr. oralface,,,,you *do* know what your sign says in Mexican, right?

On the TV right now

is a Grahm Norton retrospective of his shows featuring the cast of Dr. Who.
Including the Tardis..which moves the victim spatially ..in real time.
It's supposed to, I guess- highlight the new season...except the 'NEW' series opening Dr. Who was the Titanic rerun from last year.

It's a good thing the Brits have a sense of humor, or they'd get a reputation for taking over countries, imposing their will on the natives and starting colonies,,,or something.

Pshycobabble?

No, actually it's pshycobilly


I found this while looking for a suitable background for a demo video I'm thinking about making for that Colt Navy display case I made. I'm thinking about seeing how it does on e-bay.
I can't use 'Gun Love" because It's taken....


And yes, that's my range...

Caturday condundrums

El Capitain is in a bit of a fix with a room mates cat allergies and looking at an entire lifestyle change for him and his two (ok, they're cute) cats.


A partial list of changes includes a bi-annual shave, and weekly baths.


So in that vein, I offer advice for his weekly ordeal:

Some people say cats never have to be bathed. They say cats lick themselves clean. They say cats have a special enzyme of some sort in their system that works like new, improved Wisk--dislodging the dirt where it hides and whisking it away.

I've spent most of my life believing this folklore. Like most blind believers, I've been able to discount all the facts to the contrary, the kitty odors that lurk in the corners of the garage and dirt smudges that cling to the throw rug by the fireplace.

The time comes, however, when a man must face reality: when he must look squarely in the face of massive public sentiment to the contrary and announce: "This cat smells like a port-a-potty in July."

When that day arrives at your house, as it has in mine, I have some advice you might consider as you place your feline friend under your arm and head for the bathtub:

--Know that although the cat has the advantage of quickness and lack of concern for human life, you have the advantage of strength. Capitalize on that advantage by selecting the battlefield. Don't try to bathe him in an open area where he can force you to chase him. Pick a very small bathroom. If your bathroom is more than four feet square, I recommend that you get in the tub with the cat and close the sliding-glass doors as if you were about to take a shower. (A simple shower curtain will not do. A berserk cat can shred a three-ply rubber shower curtain quicker than a politician can shift positions!)

--Know that a cat has claws and will not hesitate to remove all skin from your body. Your advantage here is that you are smart and know how to dress to protect yourself. I recommend canvas overalls tucked into high-top construction boots, a pair of steel-mesh gloves, an army helmet, a hockey face mask, and a long-sleeved flak jacket.

--Prepare everything in advance. There is no time to go out for a towel when you have a cat digging a hole in your flak jacket. Draw the water. Make sure the bottle of kitty shampoo is inside the glass enclosure. Make sure the towel can be reached, even if you are lying on your back in the water.

--Use the element of surprise. Pick up your cat nonchalantly, as if to simply carry him to his supper dish. (Cats will not usually notice your strange attire. They have little or no interest in fashion as a rule. If he does notice your garb, calmly explain that you are taking part in a product testing experiment for J.C. Penny.)

--Once you are inside the bathroom, speed is essential to survival. In a single liquid motion, shut the bathroom door, step into the tub enclosure, slide the glass door shut, dip the cat in the water and squirt him with shampoo. You have begun on the wildest 45 seconds of your life.

--Cats have no handles. Add the fact that he now has soapy fur, and the problem is radically compounded. Do not expect to hold on to him for more than two or three seconds at a time. When you have him, however, you must remember to give him another squirt of shampoo and rub like crazy. He'll then spring free and fall back into the water, thereby rinsing himself off. (The national record for cats is three latherings, so don't expect too much.)

--Next, the cat must be dried. Novice cat bathers assume this part will be the most difficult, for humans generally are worn out by this time. Drying is simple compared to what you have just been through. That's because by now the cat is semi-permanently affixed to your right leg. You simply pop the drain plug with your foot, reach for your towel and wait. (Occasionally, however, the cat will end up clinging to the top of your army helmet. If this happens, the best thing you can do is to shake him loose and to encourage him toward your leg.) After all the water is drained from the tub, it is a simple matter to just reach down and dry the cat.

--In a few days the cat will relax enough to be removed from your leg. He will usually have nothing to say for about three weeks and will spend a lot of time sitting with his back to you. He might even become psychoceramic and develop the fixed stare of a plaster figurine.

--You will be tempted to assume he is angry. This isn't usually the case. As a rule he is simply plotting ways to get through your defenses and injure you for life the next time you decide to give him a bath.

--But at least now he smells a lot better.


Good luck, ol' washroom warrior!

All is not lost, yet

I was looking at our local paper, and saw that Medina County voted Republican in all contested races. That's good to know, considering is on the tan side. Not as brown as in the valley, but definitely a lot darker than even San ANtonio.

Since it won't stay up longer than next week, here are some excerpts.
Amid a nationwide blue wave, Medina County remained a solid island of red during the Nov. 4 general elections.
County voters selected the Republican candidate in every contested race on the local ballot, even though their choices for President and U.S. Representative did not succeed in their quests for election.
In the hotly-contested local races, all Republicans came up winners.
Kim Havel easily outpolled Hunter Schuehle in the race to succeed Ralph Bernsen as Medina County Attorney. Havel outlasted Schuehle, a former county attorney for 12 years, by receiving nearly 65% of the vote.
Randy Brown, appointed as Sheriff when Gilbert Rodriguez resigned two years ago, won with an even more commanding 74% of the vote in defeating challenger, Edward Fuentes.
In a three-county race for 38th District Judge, Camile Glasscock DuBose carried 61% of the votes in defeating Tom Cate. She was victorious in all three counties, Medina, Uvalde and Real, which comprise the 38th District. Judge Mickey Pennington is retiring after 24 years on the bench.

~Snip~
On the national scene, Medina County voters sided with John McCain by a more than 2-to-1 margin over Barack Obama, helping him to claim Texas’ 34 electoral votes. Obama, however, with wins in key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Florida, won the race for president.
John Cornyn was reelected to a second term as United States Senator, defeating challenger Rick Noriega by nearly 2-to-1 in Medina County and with a 61% margin statewide.
Lyle Larson drew the support of Medina County voters in his bid to unseat incumbent Rep. Ciro Rodriguez in the race for U.S. Representative, District 23. But district-wide, Rodriguez was the winner, with 45% of the vote to Larson’s 40%. Libertarian candidate Lani Connally pulled a strong 15% of the vote, which was a fairly consistent figure for Libertarian congressional candidates across the state.

...Cool, now I'm going to go out and work on a wood shop that doesn't need reams of paperwork (and fees) handed to an intrusive.gov (so far) because I live in a freedom loving county.

This election proves what I've believed

I firmly believe that instead of making it easier to vote than getting a sub-prime mortgage, it needs to be a little more difficult.

How about some of these changes?
  • You have to actually *prove* who you are by showing an official ID- not a water bill. Hey, if Obamas Black Panthers can check your ID in Philly, why not the .gov?
  • Mail-in ballots from APO and FPO will get first priority in handling and a longer lead time, because they're actually putting it on the line for the entire voting thing to happen.
  • How about a 'clue' test? where you actually have to have some knowledge of both candidates planks? No, I'm not talking about the Jim Crow laws or Literacy tests. Just something that anyone who has the political insite higher than a door knob can pass: "Which party controls the House/Senate?"---"Name one plank in each candidates platform"---"Who has the tie breaking vote in the Senate?"
  • Purge the rolls yearly and maybe send out a return card asking if the voter wants to be carried over- if not, scratch the name. If you can't check a box and drop a card in the mail, you don't give enough of a chit to vote anyway.
  • Military, property owners and small business entrepreneurs should have two votes so as to cancel out the shiftless money suckers on the dole.
BUT,,, we all know it will never happen because the Dems couldn't get clueless college students, crack whores and dead people to the polls and would never get elected.


AND- Make it a closed primary that candidates can't drop out from, that way the Liberal half of the country can't force a RINO on the rest of us... like this ast time.

Friday, November 07, 2008

This would be so kewl

If someone would make a blog so we could laugh at the Obamabots as they realize that Himself either wont or can't do what he promised.

I mean, all those that think we'll be solving Global warming by Unicorn farts and feeding 'the poor' with manna from heaven. I don't know what manna tastes like, but I can almost guarantee you that the kool-aid drinkers won't like it.

Think of the absolute crushing 'horror' when they realize that the world still hates us and moslems still want to kill Americans.

What do you think their reaction will be to the Carter era gas lines?


I'd even do it if I were near a computer during the day...and I could actually compose coherently.

Rahm Emanuel, huh? So much for Bi-partisanship,,,but then real Conservatives saw that comming. Too bad the RNC is going to be blindsided- AGAIN.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Sigh....

John, John, John...
You really need to get off the Bullchit Express.
Do you *really* believe it was Sarah Palin who wrecked your last chance to cross off 'Be President' from you bucket list?

You don't think it might have something to do with
And that's just off the top of my head.

Now McCains' election team is dumping all over Palin for her supposed faults. Anonymously, of course...
They're talking about McCains co-contender as badly or worse than McCain talked about Obama.
And McCain isn't reeling them in-OR apologising like he did to Obama.
(But, then Sarah is only a Governor- not a member of the most elate and exclusive club in America)

John McCain, he'd rather make nice with a fellow Senator than protect a running-mate.
Classy John, and to let you know-- - the ONLY reason you did so well was because of her.


Now, that being said- even though I don't want to hear another election slogan for another 42 months...
SARAH PALIN in '12

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Well, I guess the fix is in

I was *not* going to even try thinking about the results tonight, but the Yahoo election thing piqued my curiosity.

I guess I'm not nuanced enough to understand how they're giving Obama the win with 2% (yes TWO percent)of votes in but are holding off on McCain's win with 65% in.

On some of the rollover states, McCain is in the lead by vote count, but Mr. Redistribution is tagged the winner.

I guess we need to let the dead and fraudulent votes catch up to the results before we question their honesty.







So! How long is this election going to carry over in the courts? Anyone want to hazard a guess?
Winner gets a 2GiG micro memory card.

Mice!

I Got woke up (waken?)by a mouse trying to chew it's way into the master bath.
We've had mice before and some, I think have died in the attempt (given the sudden short in an outside wall wire).

I wouldn't really mind so much if they could just use the same access the other mice used. Then I wouldn't habe motr holes in my walls after the mouse traps do their work.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Getting on to something more important

...is the news that the flying car may be available in a Ferrari model soon.

It's flying ability is based on the Harrier vectored thrust idea.

It can fly at 150mph and up to 5,000feet.
Right now, they're looking at a price of about $1 million per.



Sounds cool, huh?
Well just think that all those clueless morons you were stuck in traffic with tonite will want one too.

Conversations at work

1- "R" is starting to stab "J" in the back, too.

2- Yeah, it's like a dog licking his d*ck- he can't help it.

1- I know...

2- He'd better remember that even though "J" f*cked-up so bad he got demoted, he's still "M" 's nephew and will be back as a foreman soon, so no matter how bad "J" or "K" (his BFF) f*ck up they've got a job as long as they want.

1- Yeah, I wish I had insurance like that.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Just wondering...

Who came up with the Red state Blue state thing?
I'm too lazy to search for it, but I'd bet it was a bunch of journalists who decided to call Dems the Blue states because calling them the Red states would come too close to the truth.

Who out there saw the way Obama operatives used Government records to smear (not) Joe the Plumber- and thinks it won't happen to them if Obama gets elected?
Oh, yeah- the ones that think they're somehow immune from the Party Sturmabteilung because they pulled a lever for Himself.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

If you heard this on the radio

You'd at first think it was a 'hard hitting' media piece on our Obamessiah.



Now, wouldn't you?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More PSAs from team Trainwreck

This helpful advice is kinda on the distorted side, but advice well worth listening to.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

There was a movie out last year

And the more I watch the McCain candidacy kinda sleepwalk around, the more I'm inclined to think about it.

The movie was "The Bucket List". Basically a movie about two guys with terminal cancer and the list they have to do before they die.

Why do I have the feeling that John McCain has such a list and come Nov. 5th will be crossing off *Run as the Republican part Presidential candidate (weather I win or loose)*?
He hasn't taken off the gloves yet and is reigning in his best shot at becoming President by muzzling Sarah.

I think Fred Thompson Had a *run for President* on his list, too- judging from the effort he put into winning the thing.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The feral cat question

I just took care of another cat that was causing commotion at Casa Trainwreck.
This time the dogs found it under Karens truck and destroyed the wind dam trying to get to it. I don't know if it was the same one they scratched the chit out of my paint trying for last week or not.

This one was an orange one that's not going to be spreading disease vectors, knocking over trash cans, yowling all night long or spraying my trucks.

It was fast and less painful than becoming prey for a car or larger animal.

What I have a hard time coming to terms with is the "Humane sterilization and release" programs out there because of misguided 'caring'.

Look, they're wild. cats.
Cats that only see human beings as a threat.
They kill birds for fun. They have to Savage for food. When they become ill, they suffer. If they get in a fight or hit by a car, they're injured and suffer- maybe an agonizing death.
They're an invasive species to the ecosystem they live in, and in some parts of the world are an economic hazard because of their habits, like the rabbits in OZ.

Why, when you have them trapped, are you going to waste all that extra hard to come-by money spaying or neutering a wild cat when it's ready for $5 of CO or a $10 shot in the arm? Their ummm...pshykie is already freaking because they're trapped and surrounded by HUGE threatening people that have to gas them to even get near them, then spend a hounded dollars and days letting them heal before releasing them.

To a life of searching for food, shelter and just trying to survive another day?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jeremy Clarkson on motorcycles

To boil it down: "You will be killed."

...A word of warning, though. If you use only the front brake, you will fly over the steering wheel and be killed. If you try to use the back one, you will use the wrong foot and change into third gear instead of stopping. So you’ll hit the obstacle you were trying to avoid, and you’ll be killed.

...The steering wheel comes in the shape of what can only be described as handlebars, but if you turn them — even slightly — while riding along, you will fall off and be killed. What you have to do is lean into the corner, fix your gaze on the course you wish to follow, and then you will fall off and be killed

...you get a horn and lights and indicators, all of which are operated by various switches and buttons on the steering wheel, but if you look down to see which one does what, a truck will hit you and you will be killed.

...the indicators do not self-cancel, which means you will drive with one of them on permanently, which will lead following traffic to think you are turning right. It will then undertake (they will pass you -Kurt)just as you turn left, and you will be killed.

In other words, your small 125cc motorcycle, which has no boot, no electric windows, no stereo and no bloody heater even, will end up costing more than a Volkswagen Golf. That said, a bike is much cheaper to run than a car. In fact, it takes only half a litre of fuel to get from your house to the scene of your first fatal accident. Which means that the lifetime cost of running your new bike is just 50p.

You may know Jeremy from his show on BBCAmerica, including the Stig (which I am informed that Tam resembles).

You may have seen Jeremy picking a fight with a Challenger tank on this You-tube several months ago:

Mistakes




Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Charge of the Light Brigade
1.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

2.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

3.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

4.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

5.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

6.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred.



Of such things history is made.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What color

Does a Smurf turn when you choke him?

It's been 50 years since they were first drawn in Belgium.

I think they've lived long enough...



Especially if your creating a demand for Surf costumes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Humph...

Cops bracing for after election violence.
Yep, no matter who wins there are some who will riot. They'll riot and burn to celebrate, or they'll use it for an excuse to riot and loot if Obama looses.

But one thing I can guarantee you is that less two weeks after the election is over, we'll have soldiers in the streets.
Almost every town will see members of the armed forces walking down their street.
I'm so sure of this that I bet that weeks pay against a payment to my paypal account that you'll hear reports about it on the national news less than two weeks from Nov. 4th.

...And no, I'm not being paranoid- I can use the past to see the future.

Wanna bet?

My guilty (?) pleasure

Karen refuses to even look at them- because they come from the insides of a chicken.

Down here we have in certain Shell stations, a small chicken chain called "Chester's Fried chicken". Nice original name, huh?

Anyway if you can find them, they make the best deep fried gizzards I've had.
I'm trying to get close to their recipe and I'm closing in, I think.

This is what I've got so far:

In a 1 gal food baggie dump-
  • about 1/2 to 2/3 cup of flour
  • alot of garlic powder 1/3 to 1/2 cup
  • about half the amount of onion powder
  • LOTS of salt. A good tablespoon is getting close
  • a good shot of ground black pepper- nope more.
  • a heavy sprinkle of red pepper
In a medium saucepan heat your oil of choice, but be sure to have about 1/2 from lard.
I'm getting good results at a high medium (or low high) on the electric range.

Drop in about 1/3 of the flat into the coating mix and shake -well then let sit until the oil is ready.
When ready to cook, reshake the batch and sift through your fingers as you place them in oil.
Cook about 6 minutes ( I'm looking at seven next time) and set on to drain on paper towels.
Salt
Repeat for the rest.

Sit down and ignore the fawning, drooling dogs at your feet.

Monday, October 20, 2008

"Walk for Change!"

Today is the first day of early voting here in Texas.
According to TV4 news, the UTSA has a new voting center and to inaugurate it- they'll have a "Walk for Change!" around the campus.
I guess they'll walk around the university accepting voter registrations on the way to the voting booths.

I wonder which campaign got that idea?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More 'Cautionary tailes of swords'

The movie


Remember: Swords, they'll cut you wide open!
And ladies,,,Trip Fisk has a moustach in this one.

How ironic

I saw this article about a guy that only admitted to having a Purple Heart from 'Nam- but ended up with over 100 on his Dd-214 with six tours over there.

I was going to mention the last Dem. hero with SIX Purple Hearts from one foreshortened tour, when I saw Himself requested by the vets family to ty to get replacements.

I wonder -just in passing- if any will go onto Big John's "I love me" wall? Or onto his resume for the next time he's looking at a national office?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Any guesses

on how long it will be before "Joe the Plumber" is declared a 'distraction' by one campaign or the other?

AND in seeing all this dirt dug up about Joe, it's nice to know that the Legacy Media remembers how to look into a persons history once in a while.
Too bad they don't do it for Presidential candidates.

So.... just out of curiosity

when DID they start keeping records of the Arctic Ocean?

I mean if they're sending out dire warnings about record temps and ice melts, shouldn't they give some kind of history?

I seem to remember that as late as the mid 19th century it was extremely hazardous to even try to reach the north pole, much less keep weather outposts up on the ice.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The next generation of safety bans

I'd say it's straight from that formerly admirable doughty island nation known as Great Britain. But they left that ideal in the dust of history.
Anyway, this could have been an advert there,,,except for the American accent.

And slightly NSFW because of the F-bomb- alot.



Remember...swords- they'll f#cking kill you!

H/t to Secret scientist

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A question about wimmen

Why, when they get out of the shower, do they have to wrap a towel into a turban?
Wouldn't it be more comfortable (and less unwieldy) to drape a towel over your shoulders until you hair is dry?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

This doesn't surprise me

I've driven an 18 wheeler in Florida.

The fact that only FOUR cars hit it does.
They're backed up because of a washing machine in the road and I'd bet my next paycheck that NOBODY is even thinking about dragging the thing to the shoulder.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dear Congress

Thanks for f*cking up the economy.

I just spent about $25 more for the same amount of food than I did even six months ago.
Even the Walmart branded bread costs almost a dollar, and forget anything close to cheap meat; not to mention ANYTHING that has even a whiff of corn attached to its manufacture.

As for that gasahol ADM payback you're calling renuable fuel, I'm not buying any. I refuse to pay more for something that gives me even WORSE fuel economy.

If you really wanted to help the economy, you should have shovelled that $800+ BILLION dollars to every taxpayer in the U.S.- that may have even stopped the hemorraging of Wall St. I know I would have loaded up on stocks if I could have afforded it. I can't, though because everything you touch is costing me more and more.

Have I mentioned I'll not be voting for ANY incumbant this time around?
That includes John Cornyn and the soon-to-be-running-for-Governer Kay Bailey-Hutchinson.
My Rep is a Dem, so that's already been decided.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Who is Travis Barker?

I accidentally clicked on Yahoo images (without a search term) and got this giraffe necked dork.

I'm sorry Albert R. Gore Jr.

But we were at the home of one of those evil rich people yesterday cutting down a tree destroying a carbon offset and one of Gaea's children.

It was an Arizona Ash that was threatening the bosses lake house.
A BIG ash tree that had come to the end of it's lifespan and was threatening his roof.
So I got to stress test the newest boom truck we had.

It was almost found wanting on the first limb we tried because that chunk of tree was lifting both of the opposite side stabilizers. (It felt like the truck was going over when the limb let go.) The weight chart said that it was rated at about two tomes at a 30 degree angle and 50' out...it didn't look that heavy when we first cut it.

After a day of cutting and chipping, we're down to the final big chunks that we can't even give away, because it's not much more than pulpwood. I wonder if Selma has a burn ban in effect today?

Friday, October 10, 2008

For you in DFW

I guess you'll all be lined up to see TUT 2.0.

Right?



What? that's sacreligious?
ok, at least try to walk like one.


...ohhh those eyes...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Here's something you won't be seeing on the Legacy media

Or should I say something else that's being buried by the MSM?
David C. Kernell, the Sarah Palin e-mail hacker has been indicted on ONE count of hacking into a private e-mail account.

Yep, the electric and the dead tree media who were so concerned about the rights of terrorists being infringed upon see nothing wrong with a 20 year old adult hijacking (and then posting them online with the new access data) online for all to see.
And steal other personal information.

Gee, if it were a Republican breaking the law like that, don't you think they'd throw the book at him?
Even if his dad was a high muckety muck in the Tennessee GOP.