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?
...And the Obamites still have no clue as to what's coming down the pike. We have AP journalistspropagandist 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.'
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
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.
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?
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?
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?
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:
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.