Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just like the 93% of 0bama advisors

I have absolutely no experience creating jobs or running any business.

I however, have enough common sense to know that private business needs stability.
in order to get private investors, you need to be able to show that they'll make some kind of money off of their investment.
...as unpopular as that is in our new centralized governments five year plan.

That's why I, at least, understand why private investors aren't running to support GMAC and their thieving Union thugs.
Why put in good money when it'll just get stolen from you......when the government isn't coercing you into it?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Well that sucks

With a capital X.

I was just looking over the newest 1040 instructions and found out that the only new allowable tax credit for housing is the New House Credit.
The existing homeowners credit didn't make it into Tax Cheat Tim Geithners tax form.
I guess those Lbs in congress would rather f*ck up the entire conomy than help people keep just a little of their money.

...Oh! Wait!! That homeowners credit might give THE RICH a little tax relief too, so nevermindit'snotgonnahappen.

BUT, Karens unemployment is tax free until she takes her first $2400 home.

,,,And here I was hoping I'd get something for NOT buying too much house and then defaulting on it.

That was a bit surreal today

I turned on Hannity this afternoon and over the truck noise (in the boom truck) thought I heard Snakehead and no Sean.

I got into my truck and thought WTF?? James Carville is hosting Hannity?

No, it was a new guy named Herman Cain out of Georgia.
That Gawgian accent sure sounds like that blithering idiot from down around N'awlins way.

Swift action from 'The Won'

So, the political hack we have in DeeCee is playing catch-up on this security thing after blowing it off for his golf and emergency motorcade runs through the streets of Hawaii.
He wants a report on his desk by tomorrow. Where it will sit until he decides he's had enough time off- just like that Pork laden stimulus bill that had the fierce urgency of NOW!

I'm not some kind of security expert (but neither are those Apparatchik's you surround yourself with), but I'd say that part of the problem is 'The Wall' that you put back in place to protect your Chicago pals from prosecution.
You know, the one that prevents .gov law enforcement from talking to each other, the one that Jamie Gorelick put up to protect her boss Bill Clinton.
The same Jamie that was on that farce called the 9-11 commission.

He got on an international flight with just a carry-on (not sure how common that is,,,but) and WITHOUT A PASSPORT.
His own dad reported him to both Nigerian AND American anti terrorist agencies.

Also, although no one else wants to tell you this, it was the absolute bumbling that's been going on since January 20 of this year that gutted our intelligence ability- because they don't want to be prosecuted by your fellow socialist Eric Holder!


UPDATE:

Jezus...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The new word of the day is..........

"PIVOT"

That seems to be the newest talking point that you'll soon be tired of hearing from all the Obots in newsland.


Pivot, , , that's what a Quarterback does right before he hands off the ball to someone doing the hard run- isn't it?

The first rule of blogging

Post every day!

What's that word....?

Oh yeah, CONTENT!

As you can see by the timestamp, I'm here when I should be earning money.
That wet, cold front has come through and all I accomplished today was to move a storage trailer from the yard to a jobsite while it was still dry enough.

Dry enough that the average San Antonio drivers wet weather 'drive-it-like-you-stole-it' instinct hadn't kicked in yet.

I've also been having hinge issues with the drivers door on the S-10 -the bushings keep breaking apart, so I've been living with the sagging door. Well, this morning at 0'dark 6AM, the bushings on the top hinge both decided it would be a good time to fall out. So, with suitable language- I hefted the door back up so as to shut it for the drive to work...with LOTS of wind noise.

When I got to work- much to my mental well being, I discovered that somewhere in that 50 mile trip, the pin fell out.
Now I have a screwdriver tip from a 5-in-1 tool holding my door in the approximate place.
I'm torn between fixing it with the *Genuine GM parts* that have continually failed, bolts and home made bushings,,,or probably best that black poly gas pipe I have a chunk of- it's really tough and self lubricating. Plus I can form it with a utility knife (or for you lamestream media types...a BOXCUTTER!!!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Well, it's not 'The wildwood Flower'

And being that it's really a counter-counter-culture song, I guess it won't be getting much airplay.
But Ray Stevens the singer of such hard hitting songs as "The squirrel went berserk" and "They call him the freak" --don't look Martha!
Has come out with a message to the Dems.



It's gotta be bad when an apolitical humorist comes out gunning for you.
(stolen from Shoprat)

But, then again, if I'd come in wasted and did something like this....

I'd be fired instead of being re-elected after going through the requisite 'rehab'/

HEY! Maybe they should have some kind of SOBRIETY standard before they vote on what's going to affect EVERYONE in America.

How does this sound?
Lets revoke everything they voted on since,,,ohh,,,,June 2009 and have them blow a breathalyzer before voting to re=enact the same failed giveaways.

Things are looking ugly in Iran

It looks like the anti Theocracy movement has had their fill.
There are riots in the streets and the security forces are shooting people dead.

I joined the Navy soon after those 'students' took over our embassy there, and after watching Dhimmy Carter send a poorly planned, manned and executed face saving rescue attempt there.
By the time he'd had four years of slashing the military budget, those helicopters were the best the military could come up with- they went out needing repairs, They're probably still sitting in the desert where they were left when the last of our ....foreigne respectability pulled back to wait Ronald Reagan.

Now, three decades later, students the Iranian population is turning against their repressive government.
...And the guy who's sitting in a borrowed (not rented) $28 million mansion won't say anything because A) it's against a dictatorship and B) because it shows that government actually has to listen to the people.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lets all step into our wayback machine

Shall we?

As anyone who's not had the Lamestream Media as their primary source of information knows- there was an attempted flight bombing over Detroit on Christmas.
A day and a half ago.

When 9-11-01 happened George Bush kept reading to elementary students...because that's all he could do at the immediate moment- and the Left let loose with everything they had about his uncaring incompetence.

Remember?

They still bring it up.


Over 36 hours later, where is the TelePrompTer Messiah's speech to the nation condemning this action?
Did they forget the TelePrompter and he can't give a national speech?

Given the way they've handled everything else, I wouldn't put it out of mind.


Thank ,,,ummmm,,,whoever that we have someone of Barry's' persuasive power making even more friends, so we don't have to worry about terrorists making a statement in AmeriKKKa.

An air quality PSA

It is not a good idea to feed your dogs the unwanted pretzels from the Chex Mix.

It's either that or the small amount of green bean casserole that's causing the problem here.

Friday, December 25, 2009

To all of you

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

and a better New Year.






I see Michells' fashion secretary found her a new Christmas dress:






Stolen from Becky.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dear Representative Ciro Rodriguez

Hi,
I realize it's kinda late for this, but I wanted to give you a Christmas present.
I decided to gift you with this because you and your staff have probably never read it.

Merry Christmas!

A taxpayer and probable future scofflaw,
Kurt P.
Hondo, TX

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Just out of curiosity

Does anyone think a bad temp sending unit would light a SERVICE ENGINE SOON light?

It just came on after work tonight and I saw the water temp gauge was only reading half of what it usually does.
I'm wondering if that three wire sending unit is causing it.

Who do you think it is?

Someone in the Supreme Courts is either getting leaned on, or shortly will get leaned on hard to resign.
That someone is going to be either a conservative Justice or a moderate that actually takes the Constitution seriously.

Why would someone try to force a Judge to resign, you ask incredulously?

Because it's 'The Chicago Way', and the fact that several states Attorneys General are sending a letter to Congress challenging this communistic takeover of 20% of Americas economy is why.

Obama needs a majority of reliable sycophants to rule on those upcoming 10th and 14th Ammendment lawsuits the way he wants them to.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Looks like the only thing free anymore

...is school lunches.

Haloscan got bought out (or sold out) or something, and the new owner is going the same way as blogrolling. In that if you want what you used to get for free- now you have to pay.

My dashboard says I have until Jan. second to decide what to do. I already know- I'll drop back to Bloggers comments, since I'm paying by letting Google stash everything anyone in the house has ever gone online for.

Whoever has me on blogroll please drop me a comment, since I'm NOT going to pay for the privilege of seeing who's linking me. Besides, this blog isn't worth paying for.

Now how much of that haloscan embedded HTML do I have to remove?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Yeah, we did it"

We beat our prisoners to death, that's how we roll.

Deal with it!

At least we won't be condemned by a bunch of pantywaist Libs for stacking our naked prisoners in pyramids, or worse yet having some skanky ho pointing and laughing at their junk.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Howie Long is on TeeWee

He's shilling for the Siverado in that commercial that has him dogging the other guys F-150.
You've seen it, right?

Anyway he's going on about how the EPA says that the Silverado gets such kick-ass gas mileage.

Question- The .gov pretty much OWNS Gm, doesn't it? Except where they UAW got to steal 70% of the legitimate stockholders property.

Wouldn't this same government have no problem getting those 'created or saved' job numbers from the *CZAR of pulling numbers out of his ass* use the same criteria for their EPA numbers when they want to sell their chit?

I wouldn't be surprised if the Silverado actually got the same or less in actual usage.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sorry, newr is NOT always better

Take Kellie Pickles "Santa Baby"

and compare it to the original:


Of course Kellie is much more photogenic than Eartha, so she'll get alot more milage.

Well it IS Laredo...

Not much of a stretch to call it Mexico del Norte.

It will be the largest American city without a book store.
Not that 95% of it's spanish speaking residents really know what a book is anyway....


And YES, it is that bad- it's just not quite as bad as Brownsville and El Paso for the
third world charm you'd expect from the barrios of ohh,,,lets say,,, Boys Town.

And Jerry, you don't need to know where THAT is.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The conversion of energy

Fossil fuels contain carbon from their expired forbears- I understand that.

Refining them concentrates the 'good' stuff.- I understand that.

Burning fossil fuel releases the bottled up carbon. -ok, if you say so.

Planting trees offsets that natural gas that plants need to live.- I need to get a couple thousand acres to plant a crop of 'cash-for-trees'.

What I'm not sure of is, is that carbon ,,,like burned and somehow exponentially weighs more than it did in it's liquid fuel state?

The reason I'm asking is that some Canadian ecoweiniee is planting almost 1,200 trees to offset 0bamas trip to Copenhagen. That's 196 tons of carbon, supposedly. How much fuel would it take to fly DeeCee to Copenhagen?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Do me a favor please

They are Democrats or Dems (or any other nickname you want).

When you talk about them remember that there is NOTHING democratic about them.
Please try to find another descriptive.

TYVM.

Monday, December 14, 2009

"I know this road like the back of my hand!"

Kewell guy, so do I.
The reason I'm going 50 MPH in this thick fog is that I don't want to meet a 2500 pound steer in the middle of the highway, and if I do- I want to be able to stop in time.

But, go ahead and blow past me like I'm standing still, I'm not the one going to be paying a $500 deductible.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

That explains it!

Sorry I'm late with this, but I just got reminded of it a while ago
,,,And Google is hiding the other pics in the 'WTF Michelle' image search- because I've seen two other different pics of her unsecured junk.

Anyway, I think this explains her (gag) 'stunningly sculpted' guns that the impressionable media lackeys are admiring.

The 0bama recovery

I don't know what the *Czar of pulling numbers out of your @ss* has to say about it, but the Unicorn Rider says we're on the way to recovery.

If we can just spend our way out of bankruptcy.

Our largish electrical company just announced yesterday that we're going to 32 hour weeks for a while, since even the San Antonio economy is shrinking.
Our Boss has lots of in with the local school districts around here, and is almost the exclusive contractor that H.E.B. uses for their construction and maintenance needs.

There are no new jobs in the pipeline.


But that's ok, We'll just bump our credit line another 1.8 TRILLION dollars and slap a bureaucratic straitjacket on the economy for the next 30 years with the new 0bamacracy.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Call before you dig drill

I guess those enlightened Swedes -that we're supposed to emulate- aren't as advanced as I thought.

Here, we have almost every utility you can think of buried- especially in cities.
We also have a mandatory 'One Call' system in Texas.

The way it works is that you call a central hub and then the utilities in the area come out and mark their lines, so you won't maybe drill through a SUBWAY TUNNEL.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Zen and the art of job creation

So the Inept One wants ideas on getting more jobs opened up.
Given that every job his Porkulus package 'created or saved' came in somewhere in the window of $250,000 and $750,000- depending on what the Czar of pulling numbers out of his @ss says.

I have an idea that will help cut down on 0bamas newly discovered thrift bone.

Let me have a grant of $100K $120,000 (since I'll have to pay taxes) and I'll be sure there is a job open at my place of employment as soon as the check clears the bank. I'll even be generous and make it a two year opening to show my bipartisanship.



The Unicorn Rider is making lots of new friends in Oslo, isn't he?
AND there are still people making excuses for his selfishness lack of grace

Kearnies!

Bugs.
Split bolts.

It's only ok to leave them naked like this if they're on a bare conductor at least 35' in the air.
These are going inside a light pole.


What would be nice is to first wrap them with the liner that so thoughtfully comes with the self fusing splicing tape:


The splicing tape is wrapped to provide electrical insulation, a bit of water resistance and a rubber buffer to any sharp parts that may want to pierce the outer wrap.


This plastic electric tape that you are most familiar with is mostly to protect the soft rubber tape.


The reason I like to use a liner before putting the rubber tape on, is the fact that I've had too much of peeling that self fusing rubber tape off when it begins to adhere to the metal Kearney at a molecular level.











COMPLETELY UNRELATED...
Did you know that when you fininsh a post title and hit "enter" it publishes your post instead of dropping down a line?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Making the best of it

I'm making stew tonight.
As I'm using Walmart meat- I just cut it up, threw in the potatoes, carrots and the spices.
I didn't add water because I knew that all the water Wally-world ads to their meat would cook out almost enough for a nice thick stew.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

When I was a SeaBee

We shot M-16A1's.
I shot either Expert or Marksman/Sharpshooter (whatever the missing Expert by 2- 3 poins was).
We were taught by Marine Gunnies about how to properly hold our weapons for maximum accuracy (and concealment).

I remember being told, when standing-to keep my left elbow tucked to my ribcage to help support barrel with less wiggling. So when I shot then, my left hand was not a far distance from the mag well.
I still shoot this way.


Anyway, Rob has a post about a new forward sloping grip to replace that tacitikeewl vertical grip on EBRs.
I was going to make a snarky comment about paying $50 to let them put your hand on the fore stock, but clicked the link. Dood, they have science and stuff to back up their new grip-that's-almost-like-oldskool-hand-on-the-stock $35 FSG (plus tax and new hardware).

After looking at their site and seeing where they're all putting their hands (as far forward as they can), I know I'd probably not be able to get near the center of mass that way.
I'd probably be lucky to keep them all on the paper at 25 yds.
And if I'm not standing, I still wrap the sling around my forearm if I have one.



My pistol grip is completely f*cked-up as you can see in the header.
(I can also make a dinner plate size grouping at 25 yds with it.)

Friday, December 04, 2009

I don't care about Tiger

But this is funny, and you know it.

So are these jokes I stole from GuyK:
One: Tiger Woods is so rich that he owns lots of expensive cars. Now he has a hole in one.
Two: What's the difference between a car and a golf ball? Tiger can drive a ball 400 yards.
Three: Tiger Woods wasn't seriously injured in the crash, but he's still below par.
Four:: What were Tiger Woods and his wife doing out at 2.30 in the morning? They went clubbing
Five: Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. He couldn’t decide between a wood and an iron.
Six: Perhaps Tiger should be using a driver?
Seven: This is the first time Tiger’s ever failed to drive 300 yards
Eight: Apparently, Tiger admitted this crash was the closest shave he’s ever had. So Gillette has dropped his contract.
Nine: After a wayward drive, Tiger Woods found water before nestling behind a tree
Ten: Apparently, the only person who can beat Tiger Woods with a golf club is his wife

How inappropriate!

A little judicious editing, a little cut and splice and WALLAH.

An R-rated "Frosty"



Now we're hearing about cBS running this as a trailer. Has anyone actually *SEEN* it?
Because the only way I can see this geting on cBS is that this CD got mixed up with the one *NOT* meant for the station Christmas Xmas party.

Ummm.....maybenot

Politico has an idea that those Blue Dogs retiring from D.C. might probably be a good thing.

See we the Republicans will probably gain seats in the 2010 elections- BUT those Dems don't have to worry about getting re-elected again, do they?

Tennessee Rep. John Tanner’s decision to step down at the end of his term has Democrats worried that a trickle of retirements will turn into a flood.

Democrats won their majority in 2006 — and built on it in 2008 — in large part by running conservative Democrats in Republican-leaning districts. But with Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kan.) and Tanner now heading for the exits, there’s growing concern that the party’s strategy may be unraveling just in time for 2010.

“It’s the beginning of an avalanche on our side,” one Democratic strategist said. “Morale is bad, and we’re seeing guys in their 50s and 60s, who have some time left, who can make some money and have a phase two in their careers.”

Which means that they can vote for 0bamakare without even having to step foot in the state(s) they just screwed over and then laterally transfer their cr@p to a new job guaranteed by 'the management'in some capacity 'to make a difference' for their vote.

Oh, how nice

Another fine idea for the Democrats to steal.

I'm sure they'll frame it so it'll magically lower everyones taxes.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Dateline Checheneya:

It looks like several somebodies are going to be very dead soon.

Because unlike President Urkel, Putin isn't going to let those islamic terrorists get away with bombing two of his trains.

Especially after they bragged about it.

"This operation was prepared and executed along with other acts of sabotage... against a set of strategically important sites in Russia, on the orders of Caucasus Emir Dokku Umarov," said a statement on KavkazCenter.com.

The taking of Flight 297

I'm sure you've seen the "real" stories of what happened on Flight 297 Atlanta to Houston by now. Or you will.

The enhanced story goes from an unruly passenger who wouldn't get off his cell phone to a dry-run terrorist hijacking replete with heroes , names and bureaucratic indifference.

As a matter of fact, I don't think I've ever met a muslim (and won't be looking for one), but still given their history- wouldn't trust them any farther than I could throw a truck.

That being said- Snopes gives it a mixed verdict.

So make up your own mind.
Personally, I think we should stop all islamic immigration unless they can prove their pro Americanism.
And all you dirty Somalis who snuck in under a fake asylum grant,,,AMF.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I see by the intranetz

That 0bama has really pissed off his base -the lunatic fringe- with his paltry 30,000 troops for only 18 months.
...AND no change in the kid glove treatment of captured terrorists.
...OR the ROE that tie both hands of our fighters.



So now the Anti-American Liberals in the Congress are talking about withholding funding for them.

Let me put on my shamans turban and make some predictions.

First- Alqueda and the taliban will make some big attacks on the new troops, then pull back to cool their heels for the last 12 months of the occupation. Where the loyal lapdogs of the White house Media will crow about how we're winning in A'stan,,,and maybe we can get out even earlier.

Second- Both civilians and the .gov workers know they'll be hung out to dry 18 months from now, so why bust your @ss to help NATO?

Third- everything will quiet down waiting for the last chopper, then it'll look like the Khmer Rouge on steroids.

Fourth- The UN will turn a blind eye to the atrocities because it's only moslims being moslims....kids- what can you do?


I've been right before in my predictions- bookmark me and see a year and a half from now.


OHH, and Lastly- Himself seeing how everyone knows what a whimp he is- will do something stupidly agressive with a disillusioned military and a weak opponent and utterly crush them just to show 'you don't mess with the 0-man'.

Should I?

Should I respond to this craigslist ad and charge the cr@p out of him because he's such a dumb@ss?

I NEED TU FIND OR HAVE U MAKE JEWELRY CABINET



I am looking for a armoire(jewelry cabinet)If u can make one or have a dark asian one email me. (redacted)@yahoo.com


This guy might be some kind of supergenius, but he sounds like an illiterate fool that I could get away with slapping some crappy wood together and charging custom furniture prices for.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The speach that stirred a nation

Sorry, it didn't happen at West Point tonight.

Not once did it rise to the national pride of self preservation and defeating the evil that this one did.

In spite of the teleprompters...



And I didn't hear any exit strategy there, or weighing the cost/benefit of winning vs sneaking out either.

A PSA for the day

During a power outage, a flashlight is your friend.
A candle will work, too- but lets DON'T use white gas in a frying pan.

K? Thnksbyyyyy.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Coming to a bureaucracy near you!

With the ever expanding government in DeeCee, and the humongoulsy intrusive 0amba debacle arriving get used to mindless decrees like this.

After spending over half a million Dollars worth of study, the British Health and Safety Executive has determined that even though nobody goes near them- that bowling alleys needed a barrier in front of the pin setter.
You know, to stop anything from getting near where the pins are that need to be reset.

After two years and £250,000, they found that ten-pin bowling alleys up and down the country could be a 'very dangerous' environment for families.

They concluded that it was too easy for children or teenagers to run down lanes and get trapped in machinery that sets up the pins - even though there was no record of any such accident having happened.

The bizarre Health and Safety Executive report found that members of the public would be at risk if they walked along the 60-foot lanes to knock over pins by hand.

Its authors even considered ordering every bowling alley to put barriers across lanes. But they were forced to admit defeat - after realising that bowlers must be able to see what they are aiming at.


You think those assclowns in Washington wouldn't try something like thatif they get power?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Have I posted this before?

It's two kids making their own brand of music in what is probably some liberal enclave (judging from his hot sister -in one video)
Sorry,,,,

Anyway, they have talent.
Making a multi-track video singing accompaniment to yourself has my admiration.


Really, that's something to reach for.

I'd call these kids musicians more than the over produced modern day "stars".

And this is coming from someone who thinks noise is a byproduct of producing something needed,,,instead of jarring noise just because,,,,,


OH, enjoy the interplay of the two after the song,,,

Hey Cindy!

You washed-up attention whore, if you're so bad against unpiloted drones- why not camp out in Chicago?

They let you do your media thing in a ditch in Crawford- I bet 0bamas Chicago goons would have your circus in jail before you could even get one protest sign up in front of 0bamas house.


Since you want it both ways- your childish tantrums without consequences, welcome to the real world.

And Xan,,,,

Code Pink protester Xan Joy, who physically confronted the man during the incident, called the man a "bully" and said his behavior was meant to intimidate the protesters.

"He should be so happy and grateful that there are people in this country that are trying to protect him and his children and everybody's children from war," Joy said.


,,,I think that vet doesn't need your protection from war.

Stoopid c*nt.
(I can say that, right? Or is that word just reserved for Republican women?)

In your best Forrest Gump voice

Read this:

“Now I know that we are meeting at a time when many business leaders in particular are focused on what the physical changes on our planet and in our ecosphere mean for the former plan for business and the changes that are under way are completely unprecedented, incredibly significant."

That's from a guy who graduated college back when you were supposed to have learned something.

That's the guy who got incredibly filthy rich on spreading the AGW scam on the true believers in the Church of AlGore.

I know that I horribly mangle the english language at times, and cause those who know better want to cover their monitor screen in red edit marks- BUT - I don't get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to preach to the choir.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

All I'm looking for is ideas

I'm making pea soup and looking for different ideas in the realm of spices.

What's with the tomato soup addition?

I guess I'll stick to the traditional salt, pepper, garlic, and since we're in Texas- a good splash of red pepper.

In addition to the onions, carrots and about 1 1/2 pounds of ham.

Two hours from now, the final ingredient to stop the natural gastric glowbull gasses.

The fine art of nuance

I know that all Libs luuurrv their subtle signals that us ignarant conservatives miss.

Like how we can't understand the way bowing somehow makes you the superior leader.
Or how rebuffing long time allies while knob=polishing our enemies enhances our standing on the world stage.

BUT....I'm sure a 7th century Afghani tribesman who would be lucky to be barely literate whould see the immediate underlying goal of being paid not to fight you.
I *know* he'd understand that you're doing this from a position of streingth, because that's what he's do to someone in his power.




Siggghhhhhh...........

The Liberal exit strategy when everything else fails:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your meal.

...And your dessert!

Remember her?



Maybe this will help jog your memory...




Yes the first was his hot cousin Marisleysis his spokesbabe.

You remember the second pic of the usual kid glove treatment the Liberal.gov treats those who become expendable in accommodating dictators.



Happy First Day of the Elian saga.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving


Happy THANKSGIVING!



Ummmm,,,,,,Baily Quarters.....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What is this Arugula that "The Won" speaks of?

I have a nice Iceberg lettuce salad in front of me right now.
Of course it being my salad it's more of a lettuce based toppings delivery system than a healthy meal.

That snobbish specialty lettuce would be wasted under loads of ham, turkey, onion, Honey French w/Thousand Island dressing, shredded sharp cheddar, croutons, bell peppers and whatever else I can fit in the bowl.

I have to ask,,,"Why?"

I was passed on the way home tonight by a mid 80's model Mustang.
The guy was obviously in the rebuilding zone, because it had the off color hood and what sounded like a 302.

But my question of "Why" restore a POS from the 80's still stands.

Dear Democrats,

Hi!

Just wondering... If your *real* idea is to provide health care for every uninsured American (or anyone living here).... wouldn't it be cheaper to just BUY them a policy than to make a humonougsly large unsecured loan from my grand daughter to provide a lifetime job to many uncaring, and unelected bureaucrats?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just heard on local TeeWee news WOAI ch4

DiddditDAdotdiddit....Breaking news.....

Just announced that women who smoke will produce approximately koffgarble percent more kids who are ADHD than non smokers!

Ok, - so now that there are so many LESS women smoking during pregnancy than there were in the 30's and up to the 70's....

Is that a reason that there are so many rocklings in school dragging down the academic profiles?


Except that in spite of the declining number of smoking mothers- there is an increasing amount of kids being diagnosed for ...acting like KIDS.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's that time of year again

Where TBS is breaking out all the Christmas standbys.

Right now they have a retrospective of Michelle before she met Barry.

But...If it saves just 'ONE' life...

I thought anything was justified?

Or is it only justified if it imposes the will of the Left?

Now that the .gov is going to be responsible for putting off breast exams for the 40% of women who will have a problem there, and the (koff) unexpected revamping of the PAP smear so it's not *really* needed until much later, it's not worthwhile.
Because the women who will be dead because they didn't get those tests are just statistics.

What's the next recommendation to be pushed back?
Cholesterol tests cost money.

Stress tests cost money.

Insulin costs money- HEY, lets recommend that injections need to be spaced out more.
Yeah, and amputating a leg is much more cost effective than a long term treatment of antibiotics...then you have that costly rehab work.

Time to Lawyer up

Someone with big pockets is going to have to start the process of getting a challenge on this health care bill to the Supreme Court.

It looks like it's the only way this hugely expensive and intrusive expansion of power for unelected, unresponsive and uncaring bureaucrats will be stopped.
The Dems don't care what we think.
The Republicans can't get their chit together enough to block it.

AND the next appointment to the Supreme Court is guaranteed to be a communist, so the last chance we have of stopping it is to get it before the USSC before any other Justices resign (or forced out).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

In preperation for Thanksgiving

I came accros this from Arlo Guthrie

My first thought was "I bet they're black"

When I saw this article about Michael Jackson showing up in an ultrasound.

Yeah, I know how racially insensitive of me.
Then I thought I read they were from Sugarland, but it was Southerland.

Personally, I think it looks more like Marlene Dietrich ...

Friday, November 20, 2009

But why 2011?

I hear that Ophra is going to call it quits for her nationalized TeeWee show in 2011.
If she were going to bow out, I figure she'd at least wait until 2012.
That way she could get her mouth breathing minions to help get Barry reelected.

Not that it matters to me. The first time I heard about her after being in Rota for two years back in '87, I knew she was black without even seeing her- because who else would name their kid Okra?

Dude! It's raining here

It's raining so bad that *I* am driving 25 miles below the speed limit.

GET. OFF. MY. BUMPER!.

It's bad enough that I almost got sideswiped this morning by some moron who thinks the zipper is a Hot Wheels track rail, and so he doesn't have to steer.

Or the people who think they're driving on oil- combined with the f*ckwhits driving their F-150s like they just stole them.

Yeah, I saw you almost swerve out of control when you hit that water on HWY 90 behind me.
Tell me, why should I 'not' roll down my window and toss a handful of hex nuts up in the air to get you to f*cking BACK! OFF!

D*ckhead.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

So how do you think it went?

Our Unicorn Rider offering the ChiComs his assurances that he'll keep Americas economy from tanking?

I'm just wondering how he looked sitting on a too small three legged stool while the Chairman read him the riot act.

You know it's really bad when COMMUNISTS are telling you how *not* to kill your economy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I heard that GM only lost $1 billion this quarter

Unlike Ford, who actually made a profit.
And didn't take the Lightworkers Shilling.

Now they say that since they're doing so well financially,,,(as I wait for the laughing to die down),,,
That the'll look at repaying that pesky little ol' loan off before it's due.


Great! Good for you GM. Are you ever going to make right the fact that you let the UAW steel 70% of your investers property?
You know the stockholders who's property you just GAVE to the UAW.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Some things are better as a concept than reality

Take bacon pork sausage.
In spite of the BACON=nom meme going around, this combination reminds me of nothing other than the C-rat meal lovingly known as "Ham and Motherf*ckers"

And speaking of C-rats and the useful things you could do with them:
Stoves, infiltration alarms, digging utensils, defensive projectiles, etc...

How many reading this still have their P-38s?
I still have mine on my keyring along with a WWII through bolt nut that I was standing on about 75' in the air while stripping an old comsta. It still had a guy wire pulling horizontally and was almost rusted through. Naturally I now look to see how well what I'm standing in will hold me.



And if you were using C-rats and didn't have heat tabs or C-4, you could always use the peanut butter to cook with.

How many uses have they developed for MREs? Just wondering.

Who picks out her cloths?

Really.
I mean did they go allout ADA and pick a blind person for Michells wardrobe advisor?

When Iron Chef America went to the white House you can see that the First Wookie made Mario Batali her favorite, that's why she personally picked out his sox and Crocks.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I guess it's good

That we only have a 31" crt TeeWee, or I'd have cr@ppy overly dramatic badly written SyFy movies on an over priced 68" flat screen.
Which would just emphasize how badly I blew that money.

To be fair

I did find a picture of the Boy Wonder with his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.




Really.




Unless it's a photoshop.




Naww, it can't be.




Because it looks like he's trying not to throw up:




I really need to go do things today...

Does anyone know all the hoops to go through for working at the Post Office?
Karens already taken and passed her written tests and now needs to do the background thing and take her driving test...What's next? Mor importantly, how long before we can see a ,gov check?

Anyone have their ESP running today?

I was looking at this ISP since Rock Solid Wireless Internet has a real problem communication with people who want to give them money.

I was looking at Indian Creek's services and clicked this FOR SALE link. Paula, have you sold it yet?


As far as Rock Solid Wireless DSL out of Hondo and Castroville, If you look yourselves up on the internet I'll tell you what I asked Gelli (your receptionist) yesterday about noon. I'm the one you came out to Creekwood for. The one with the green gate and three dogs at the bottom of the water tower- remember? I asked her if I could get some information on how precisely your antenna had to be aimed, as I could use a 35' light pole from work. That would put it as high as the roofmount antenna just up the road.
I gave her my cell number and she said she'd pass it on. If you read this today you might be able to retrieve it from the trash- if she even bothered to write it down.
Also- when you reschedule an appointment, it would be nice to let the people who want to give you money *know* that you're not coming that day.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My son-in-law

Is a Marine.

I feel sorry for him that his Commander-in-Chief is this guy:



I really hope His dithering and ....dismissiveness to the Military won't get them killed or maimed- and that SiL comes back whole.



Pic stolen from Zip

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"And he kicks a high hanging punt..."

Instead of grabbing the ball and running with it, our Unicorn Rider votes "present" in A-stan...again.

Because his political appointee in the Afghan post in the Dept. of State doesn't like that evil military any more than the boy president.

That stance comes in the midst of forceful reservations about a possible troop buildup from the U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, according to a second top administration official.

In strongly worded classified cables to Washington, Eikenberry said he had misgivings about sending in new troops while there are still so many questions about the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.


Because nothing props up a fledgling government like uncommitted allies.


Oh,,,BTW, how is your 'Cash for Talibans" working there oh wonderworker?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Arlington

The First couple.
Presented without comment:



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Ok, I can't NOT comment...what's with the big leather and couch covers?
I mean she has more people than several *real* Queens of recent memory that I can think of...


UPDATE...just now
WOW, check out the new prototype ergonamicly enhanced jackboots on the First Grinch!
Next seen on purpleshirted SEIU thugs in a protest near you!


UPDATE part dos...
I see that they make the VP and his wife carry their own umbrella instead of using some high ranking Line Officer.

Angela Merkel

I was going to write about her Congressional appearance, but other things happened.
Something that the Dems used as a diversion while they passed a hugely Socialistic invasion of Americans privacy.
But that's another post.

Angela Merkel grew up in Communist East Germany. She knows what it's like to live under a repressive system run by unelected, unresponsive and uncaring bureaucrats.

So WHY is she trying to reinstate it under a "Global warming climate change" head fake?
She's German, and Germans have a reputation for being thorough. How can anyone without a vested interest in making HUGE cash or empowering those who want to impose their will over an entire populace not see the real facts? especially if they do more than drop open any science book.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The D.C. sniper

The cowardly John Mohammad is scheduled for a nice peaceful fadout to black todasy.

Unlike his victoms who had no time to prepare for their painful deaths.

Rot in hell Muzzi-boy. we should send your pal Malice with you.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Anybody have their name on a Google site?

I mean anywhere where you logged in at least once?

G-mail?
Blogger?
Google?
i-google?
G-chat? (ok, I made that up- maybe...)
Google reader?
Chit- they're probably in Pay-pal and E-Bay too.
G-documents?
Links?


Any of their many -and growing- tentacles on these here intratubes?

I found out by accident at my DISHinternet account that as long as I'm logged in on at least ONE account- that Google was tracking EVERYTHING any computer on my ISP went online for.

From porn, to my bank to wedding cake sites.

You might want to go here and try turning off your web history.
Not that it's going to matter if some high ranking Lib wants to do you dirty, but it might give you some peace of mind that mom or daughter won't stumble on your clown porn searches.

An hours drive to work

And I had to leave with only half an hours' worth of coffee in my cup this morning.

How does that Monday sound? Then we got sent home at lunch because it was too wet to work. Now I'm waiting on 5PM to see if we'll be working tomorrow.



How was your Monday?

Voting 'present' again

Kennedy said "Ich bien eine Berliner."

Reagan said "Mr. Gorbachav, tear down this wall."

Even Dhimmy Carter called the DDR a "wasteland of human spirit."

At the ceremonies commemoration the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin wall- our Lightweight isn't even going to show up. He's going to send Madam pantsuit, because unlike something important like shilling for the Olympics, or picking up a CrackerJack prize in Oslo- he's getting ready for his BIG trip to meet the head ChiCom.

I can unfortunately understand where his priorities lie.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Harpies of the shore

Want to silence the Eagle of the Sea to paraphrase Oliver Wendell Holmes.

These Baahstuhhnn Yankee Yuppies want the cannon salutes to the morning and evening colors stopped because it 'bothers' them.
That is a Naval tradition that goes back to before America was even a colony under Britain.



Ay, tear her tattered ensign down!
Long has it waved on high,
And many an eye has danced to see
That banner in the sky;
Beneath it rung the battle shout,
And burst the cannon’s roar; —
The meteor of the ocean air
Shall sweep the clouds no more.

Her deck, once red with heroes’ blood,
Where knelt the vanquished foe,
When winds were hurrying o’er the flood,
And waves were white below,
No more shall feel the victor’s tread,
Or know the conquered knee; —
The harpies of the shore shall pluck
The eagle of the sea!

Oh, better that her shattered hulk
Should sink beneath the wave;
Her thunders shook the mighty deep,
And there should be her grave;
Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail,
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!




Oh, and they're complaining that it's also bothersome to hear the Star Spangled Banner daily....because it's 'too loud'.

I wonder how they feel about all that ghetto crap that drowns out all the noise that ship could possibly make on a continuing basis?
You know, that gawdawful thumping you can hear a mile away.

Don't you just hate it

When you're surfing along and all of a sudden you get this

SECURITY ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR COMPUTER JUST GOT INFECTED BY A ZOMYGAWD HUGELY DANGEROUS INFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!


Then a box comes up from globalsecurityalert.inc.com that says
TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER CLICK YES!!!!!

No- you can't close out click YESSsss NOW!!!!!!!----or your computer will BLOW UP!!!!

Click YES or reboot your computer to get rid of me!


So now I've lost my train of thought and am running ClamWin to see if it finds anything else besides SuperGranny3 (trojan) in my drive D/:

The suicide roll

I let this flatbed onto the highway yesterday morning. (Yes, I'm not that big of an @sshole that I don't help drivers out)
I saw the only thing he had securing those rolls of steel wire was his 4" straps.
If everything goes well, that's probably enough.
I also noticed that he didn't have anything on his bed to stop them from rolling, to act as chocks.

The reason they call it a suicide roll is that in a collision, the momentum will roll those things right into the cab.
I'm a bit on the anal side of the safety question, so I would have had double chains on the front and back rolls plus my 4x4's chocking the front, back and middle rolls too.





Just a reminder to you all, look at the guy in front of you to see what might fall off and slow down or get in front if you don't like what you see.

Friday, November 06, 2009

6:50 AM

No matter what time I leave the house, it always seems that I get to the gate at work within a minute of 6:50.
I could leave at 5:30 and probably get stuck behind two turtles from Castroville to loop 410.
Then, of course I'd have some d*ckhead riding my bumper expecting me to push them out of my way for him to get through.
I can leave at 6 AM and traffic will be running fine and I hear Rush's morning update as I've just passes BAMC.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Remember remember the fifth of November

Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...


Today is Guy Fawkes Day in England.
They used to celebrate his capture along with the 36 barrels of gunpowder he and his conspirators were going to use to blow up Parliament.

They still do, but they used to have great parties, kind of like our Independence Day.
They celebrated with fireworks and huge bonfires, also known as Bonfire night.

You notice I keep saying 'used to' because the nanny state has this year banned the celebratory fires because of 'safety concerns' BUT.... they suggest that a DVD movie o a bonfire shown on an outside wall would capture the wonderful feeling of solidarity, well being, warmth and noise.


England, it's painfull to watch your collapse into ....whatever you're turning into.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I didn't vote today

I got off early and headed straight to the polling place in Hondo.
When I got there, they asked for my DL since I left my voter card at home.
Then they couldn't find my name in the roster. WHAT?
They went to check their voter rolls and came back to tell me I lived in pct. 6 and had to go to Castroville because I lived at a point at the very end of it.

Dude, I'm NOT driving another 20 miles out of my way for a constitutional vote. Sorry.

And I stopped at Wally-world for some beer. I'm also NOT going to pay almost $5 for a six pack of Busch beer at Wal-mart. I'll buy the $10 box of wine, yep -it was a very good week.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Rule 4

Always know where your round will go if it doesn't hit your target.

It applies to pumpkin cannons, too.




You know,,,,being college engineering students- you'd think they'd have at least done some calculations on air pressure x air volume x the weight of their projectile to maybe get some general ballistic information. If not actually TRYING it first.

Just saying as a non-grad.

Hitting it big on E-bay

I was just surfing through E-bay, looking to see if there was anything selling that I was interested in making.

All these bidders with the handles like n**h, or j**w, and the ever inventive m**3 are jumping on a small group of sellers and ignoring the same products at a better price.

I've never had a legit bid from someone with a double astrisk in their name.
Most kind of reflect their interests...motrrhed, sunnylacer, gingersnap...

You don't think someone might be going against E-bay policy and bidding up their own auction, do you???

I've been an @sshole before and bid on stuff I wasn't interested in buying just to make Usuk and c'mstain pay more because I didn't like the handle.....

Friday, October 30, 2009

Les Andrews, here's your 15 minutes of fame

I've gotta tell you that I think ol' Jason Smith showed a lot of restraint and he wouldn't have gotten near my house the way he was acting.

But after seeing how he acted after a well deserved ,,,ohhh yeah, spoilers...



Intimidation, assault- trespassing, yep that's a Texas home defence justifiable shooting.
But, then the humiliation of his actions pretty much show what a wanking poofter he is.

Tosser.

Adding to his 200,000 You-tube hits on his humiliation one hit at a time.
Via Jawa and ACoSHQ

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Obama made a San Antonio stop today

Actually, I think it was supposed to maybe be a secret visit to Fiesta Texas' Halloween show.

See, I was working on the lights of a new high school just west of loop 1604, just kinda looking around:


Then I saw something unusual going northwards along 1604 and then veering east towards Fiesta Texas.

I had an idea something was up, with the way He likes to do the 'everyday Joe' thing, so I'd bet He took the family to a private Halloween show. I bet He loves dress-up and the suspension of disbelief, and all. I mean...He's even got his own Wookie.

...Anyway, Even though I didn't see it in person- here's an indirect cam phone picture of Himself alighting the presidential limo:


(CLICK IT! You know you want to.)
Yep, the clouds opened for a shaft of enlightenment from on high..............

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Because I can

Shades of Jimi Hendrix



Welcome home Jerry!

The 25 year anniversary of Operation Urgent Fury

Gawd, I feel old. We were on deployment to Rota, Spain then. (Nice place- kinda like s.w.Texas) When we heard about it.

For those that weren't around then, It was the freeing of Granada from the communists who overthrew their own socialist government.

On March 13, 1979 while Gairy was out of the country, the NJM – led by Maurice Bishop – launched an armed revolution and overthrew Gairy's government, establishing the People's Revolutionary Government. Bishop then suspended the constitution and the New Jewel Movement ruled the country by decree, as Prime Minister of Grenada, until 1983. All other political parties were banned and no elections were to be held. Internationally, the government quickly aligned itself with Cuba and other communist governments.

On October 13, 1983, a party faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard seized power illegally. Bishop was placed under house arrest. Mass protests against the action led to Bishop escaping detention and reasserting his authority as the head of the government. Bishop was eventually captured and murdered along with several government officials loyal to him. The army under Hudson Austin then stepped in and formed a military council to rule the country. The Governor-General of Grenada, Paul Scoon, was placed under house arrest. The army announced a four-day total curfew where anyone seen on the streets would be subject to summary execution..



We were asked for help by the surrounding Caribbean countries and helped them free the island from Cuba and their allies- the USSR.


President 0bama, Madam Secretary of State Clinton- THAT is what an unconstitutional government takeover looks like. NOT the eviction of a leader who oversteps his authority by the entire Constitutionally authorized government of Honduras.



H/T to Cajun for reminding me.

Thoughts from the throne room

A while back there was a bit of a kerfluffel about how bad double ply TP is for the environment.
While I had some time, I noticed that Northern bathroom tissue was ahead of the curve in reducing their impact on the environment. I was looking at the roll and thought it looked,,,'different' somehow. I reached into the trash for a tube from the last batch and sure enough, the new roll was a good half inch shorter than the old one.
AND they raised the price for it, too. Better for the environment and less for more,,,the TP that represents the Urkles entire administration. After continued evaluations, it looks like Scott is going to be the default roll at Casa Trainwreck.


We are also subject to hearing the moans of money problems over at the dead tree propaganda camps, and how they're loosing readers.
I dropped Readers Digest almost ten years ago as they were sliding to the Left.
Does anyone know how the *other* magazines are doing?
We have a stack of 'Women's Day', 'Good Housekeeping' and some sewing things that we never hear about wanting a .gov bailout....wonder why?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Taking the opportunity

for a 'teachable moment' like our Narcissist in Charge is always using.




Ummmmm, since I like to kinda keep this like a PG-13 or so blog, the teachable pic is down a ways because of the language in the english lesson being discussed.




If you know what I mean, not that it isn't becoming an everyday word you hear on the street, and edgy music, niot to mention most non-Disney movies shown lately.







Does anyone recognize the usual place you'd see that type of wall?



And since it's a kind of contest- there should be a prize...


A revolver display case?

Oh, k'mon- we're talking about The Lightweight here.


THIS

is more like it:





A slightly used chip brush.

Friday, October 23, 2009

As long as I'm dumping pixels

I guess I'll throw these out, too.


An oak bedside table made of the finest recycled wood available at various construction sites in San Antonio, TX.



The drawer front waiting for the glue to set before finding it's new home...

Remember that pile of wood?

The one I'd been working to make a Craftsman style bookcase?



Sorry about it being so dark, I don't know what it is about that corner that the phone doesn't have enough light...evar...to take a good pic.










'Someone' is supposed to find me a design for the punched tin panels to fill in the bottom doors.

Oh....!

I got up this morning and let the dogs out around six,
As it was on the chilly side, I slid the thermostat to heat turned on the coffee and went back to bed until someone wanted back in.

Several cups of coffee later it's still chilly and the blower is only pushing lukewarm air around. So I go back and flip breakers to be sure they're on and still nothing.

Maybe it's a fuse in the heater box that tripped when a rodent tried gnawing through it? So I put my shoes on and grab my meter and tool belt from the truck- it's 46 degrees just east of Hondo BTW.

After opening the access panel and checking for voltage on both sides of the breakers (240VAC) and the relays (120 baybee) but no power to the heater coils.
Crap, now it's going to cost money that we can't afford since Karen got laid off.

I went to turn off the breakers and thermostat and found I'd turned off the A/C and put the fan on automatic. When I made that last click to the left I was rewarded with the aroma of singed dust...Kewll we have heat-----without extra money!!!


And the Guy That Signs our Checks is on a no overtime kick from the bath he took on the mismanaged sports stadium fiasco. . . So I'm home on comp time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sounds like the Onion got over again

You know, with all those layers and layers of oversight and fact checking and spellcheckers editors in the mainstream media.

You know the presidential knob polishers...
BUT....

Somehow this got out that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce did a 180 on cap and tax, and are now for it.

I heard a bit different take this morning than this vid shows...basically some pressman demanding ID from the legit C.o.C. because "we've got a deadline to meet".



I mean, don't these people have some kind of B.S. detector that's not on the default Rethugometer?

That maybe, someone on their own side might want to ....LIE?




AND- that female reporter who covers the U.S. C.o.C. didn't recognize him, but interviewed him anyway,,,,
Was she going to just sent it through the layers and layers of fact checking and editors before she bothered to ash the *real* CoC if it was an actual policy turnaround?

OR were they hoping they didn't have to hide a retraction back on the classifieds?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

'And you shall know them by their ...programming'

Karen turned the TeeWee over to the LMC a while ago.
I don't even need to look because I'm hearing the overly dramatic plotline, soaring dramatic music and 'authoritative' figures yelling into radio microphones.

It's something to do with a farm and a will and sisters forced to return to their roots by a callous father....or something.


UPDATE!!!!!!
Muy importante!!!!!!!oncA!!!!

Citygurrl just almost killed countrygirllz horse by feeding it wormy corn instead of good oats,,,,,because country said *GRAIN*----"Isn't corn a grain?"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Getting your priorities straight

I'm starting to hear grumblings about the fact that our Enlightened One won't be commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall next month.

Is anyone surprised at that?
It would be like celebrating the Superbowl when your team blew the point spread away by losing so badly the cheerleaders left at halftime.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Keep printing money Barry

The price of gas has come up to half of what you want in the last few days.

Our national debt is four times as much as we've ever seen (and growing).

The dollar is loosing value to even the Mexican Peso, AND the two biggest Communist nations are lecturing us about capitalism.


Ohhh, BTW,,,what are you going to do when China calls in it's loans because they're tired of investing in toilet paper?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

So I'm mowing the weeds today

I'm wearing shorts and sneakers and walking on decomposing leaves in a part of the paddock where I'd aleady killed a rattlesnake.
When I started thinking...umm...we have ranches around here with stock tanks, and with all the rain we've had,,, maybe I'd better be not stepping where I can't see if there are any suprises hiding in the dried leaves. OH CHIT!! What's that long skinny thing moving away from the mower?
Oh...it's a stick.

Then about half an hour later, I hit a rock that I hope only bent the blade when it killed the mower.

How's your day going?

Friday, October 16, 2009

A late shoutout to CharleParker

The lead guy at 1200AM WOAI radio this morning who made the trip to work worthwhile.

Son-in-law is going through 'The crucible' this week in San Diego USMC boot camp, and Charley came out with a clip from an Air Force spokesman was telling how the USAF booters had the hardest course of all services.

Yeah, I spewed coffee on my dashboard when I started laughing too.

About 25 years ago- when I was shopping services (a 90% of the Bees, but lets see...) all I remember about the AF recruiter spiel was that their booters lived in two man rooms while all the other services had open bay barracks. Every time I asked about construction careers (Red Horse and Prime Beef) he's steer me back to the boot camp goodies.

The Army was only interested in telling me about the cash I could make by going into Combat Arms.

I knew even back then that I was too lazy for the Marines.

The Navy recruiter, when I asked about becoming a BU (builder) like my grandfather, was told that they're full and have a six month waiting list...but we havs some openings for a CE Construction Electrician) ..."here watch this video, and take this pre test to see if you're eligible." "Ok, I think you'll pass- we can get you to Chicago (the main processing center) next week and do the whole thing. Oh yeah,,,,, it's a five year commitment."

....After I'd gone through Great Mistakes Naval Training and was going rto basic electronics in Orlando- I was called in to the detailers office and told that there may be some changes made in my promised rate (CE) after looking at my combined ASVAP score-and that they wanted to talk to me about going nuke, AND getting an automatic Crow (E-4) after graduating school.
I told them thankyouverymuch, BUT I'd rather spend my time on land building things than being stuck 30 feet below waterline never seeing the sky except on liberty; and as I was an E-3 already, the extra $20 wouldn't be worth it to me.



Edit to ad:

Lets jump in here with both feet

I keep hearing about this Eagle Scout and the super that decided to suspend him for 20 days.
The thing is that the super won't tell why, and none of the newsies seem to understand why for so long.

After reading this article about it, I know why.
It's because the super has over a 98% chance of being an uberLib. He's an educator in one of the bluest states in the union; AND he lies like he was born in the Obama administration.

As an added reason for the long suspension, the young man wants to go to a MILITARY academy, and needs a spotless record to get into West Point.

OK, where are the facts that I got from my reading assignment wrong?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One of the residents of Hoo-ville spotted our new pole

And it looked so Hoo-ish that he went to tell his fellow Hoo-vians.


But amidst their Hoo-vish hoorays about their special Seusian power supply, we were working Grinchlike to un-Hooviar that special pole when we ran the next 1/0 triplex to the other building...

It's 40' of 3" IMC (medium wall) conduit. With two sets of guys on the ...vulnerable side.

Also, and a very late posting,.,,, due to our internet problems (and dividing up between me being lazy and working on the new bedside table).

We got done with all our pulls at that weekend job we pulled.



But it started raining...




...And I'm 'really' getting tired of going home with wet boots.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Don't ask, don't tell?

Ok, so the Obaminator is going to do away with it.

What is he going to replace it with? The Gay corps? Because *NO* 18 year old is going to knowingly do the three S's in the morning while the pink posse is sitting in the viewing section of the showers....without some kind of retribution.
Then they'll get into trouble for being 'anti-gay' and 'hate'assulting their fellow company troops.

Before Commander Clinton got his *koff* commission and bowed to the pink pressure, the MSm was full of stories about 'WITCH HUNTS' in all branches of the military.
I was in the Navy SeaBees for nine years in the 80's(my last as an MAA in Newport,RI escorting miscreants to ...administrative justice) and never once heard of anyone being drummed out for homosexuality who:
1- Weren't flaming f@ggots who went off the deep end

-OR-
2- Wanted out anyway they could get out.

Yeah, I know that the dems have been using the military for social experimentation since the 60's, but they really need to look at the ramifications of what they think they want to do to the military we rely on to be ready for anything our new 'friends' of Obama want to try.

I also know that in ancient history, homosexuality was accepted in service: BUT their entire society was 270 degrees away from ours so that they also had no problems with mutilating their slaves for momentary distraction.

So...what is our Unicorn Rider going to do about a guaranteed clash of cultures (riots) when he forces armed 20 year old heterosexual guys to live with groping and open sex in the showers?


Do you think anyone in the White House thought even this far ahead?

Neither do I.

Monday, October 12, 2009

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue

And after several false land sightings landed on one of these islands...

Actually, 517 years ago he landed on the island of Bermuda, and the western hemisphere has been regressing ever since.
Gone are the days of making fire with two sticks and dying of malaria before you can even read- if you ever could. Not to mention the wonderful gaia friendly way of fertilizing the canefields by clear cut burning, and cutting the beating heart out of your slaves to placate your Gods.

It(freedom) also gave us this NSFW version of Kokomo...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Overtime

We got rained out Friday, so I was looking at about six hours short for the week. Then I got a call to haul a trailer full of wire out to one of our N.E.I.S.D. expansion projects for today. I was told to work as long as they needed you.

Cool, I can get my time in and maybe a little more.

I worked from 6:30AM to 8:30PM for five hours OT and am going in tomorrow to help them finish the pulls. I'll let them do the many hours of terminations so they can get power back on for back to school Tuesday.

Friday, October 09, 2009

That was certainly unexpected

(Alternative title: Rewarding failure...again)

I see that the Light Bringer has won the Nobel Peace prize for the things He's promised to do, but can't.

Our Unicorn rider is going to try to (again) bring peace to the mid-east (and fail).
But He looks good reading a teleprompter.

Then He'll start on worldwide nuclear disarmament- starting with us, the U.S. as an example od how 'we can all get along' without the need of nuclear defense.
Then He'll make a fine speech off his teleprompter.

Then He's promised to...lets see...
Show the world that he shares their view...Yeah, lots of moslems hate America too.

Let the U.N. have free reign on imposing their will on our wallets and freedom.

He'll give a stern speech to Iran about their nuclear program, and even threaten them with a meaningless threat.

AND best of all will collect a cool $1.4 mil that his buddy Tim Geitner will forgive on his income taxes.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Something's missing

In all I hear from both sides of the aisle in this new .gov health care takeover.

See the Dems are always saying that health care is unaffordable because of all 'those insurance groups' that charge too much and 'the Doctors who do unnecessary testing' are driving up the cost.

Ok, now- does anyone know since about the 80's and HMOs...how much the .gov has mandated for BOTH Drs. and Insurance companies? Me neither, but I bet it's a chitload of regulations.

I also note that since BOTH sides of the aile is filled with lawyers- not much has been said about the major cause of the jump in health insurance. And it won't be addressed until we get rid of someone who made millions of Dollars by making an extremely tenuous connection between care and the resulting lawsuit-worthy claim of malpractice.

Sometimes just channeling a child is worth the price of a private island on an east coast barrier island.

But remember, they care more for you than the evil conservatives do,,, with their pay for positive results.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Seven days left

Until I can get out fro under this WildBlue/DISHinternet.
We're at 68% download now and have been all afternoon,,,AND it's the slowest it's been since we've been on the WildBlue 'timeout' for excess usage.

Unless you reboot the page and see the 74% download or refresh again and see the 85% downoad that WildBlue's computer is still using.

If anyone sees this post looking for sateelite internet, do yourself a favor and look for wireless DSL. It's rasdio that gives you unlimited downloads and faster speeds than WildBlue.

Gawd, I wish I'd have known about radio internet four year ago, we'd have saved over two thousand dollars and lots of aggrivation.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Almost there

74% and dropping. Sometime tomorrow we'll be below 70%, and WildBlue will let us off our 'time out' slowage.

AND a week after, we get real broadband wireless at 2MG downloads and limitless usage.
Yay us!

I wonder if they supply radio TV cable? Kinda retro isn't it? to use a radio wave to send HDTV to an antenna that converts it into cable for the TV box.

I'll be able to upload pics soon and can update on my projects.


HY, how about those Libs screaming about McChrystal speaking at a London security meeting about the war on terror? You'd think the way they cheered the NYT for dumping our secrets that it was OK- or sumpum....Oh, yeah- that was when BusHitlerMcHalibrnton was in charge.

I mean they're dumping on him for giving that speach in London (England, 2,000 miles east of D.C.)while his betters were discussing the Afghan conflict among themselves.
I mean, it's not like he had anything more important to do, is it? Like talk to decision makers in DeCee......

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The ADD electrician

After buying the new (wood) router, I decided to make a decent table for it.

I made the frame and used the discount roto-tool (spiral saw/laminate trimmer) to make a base plate cut-out on the underside of the table.
As I was cutting, I saw smoke from the other side as the bit worked it's way loose and went through the entire board.
As I retightened the collet so as to finish the base plate, I now needed to fix a curved hole. I mixed a bunch of sawdust with wood glue to make filler.

While waiting for it to dry, I decided to hook the switch for the router outlet- BUT in order to do that, I needed to run a little more wire to that part of the shop.

I ended up rewiring almost the entire shop. I put all the lights on one phase and most of the outlets on the other. I figures that with the hardwired electric fence (that I added a switch to) and the lights, it would sort of balance the load with the power tools on the other one.

I now have the shop lights connected to one switch, the router table top fixed and the router fence (at a perfect 90 degree angle) supports glued up.

Tomorrow I need to finish routing grooves for the fence adjustment bolts, install the router to the table and finish mowing the yard.


OH,,, I'm at 84% of downloads now and am getting 'Rock Solid Internet' wireless ISP Tues the 13th with no contract or download limits for $30/mo.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Five days now

And my monthly average has only dropped 10% points.
All I have online is the XP presario laptop for about two to three hours a day.The rest of the time the modom is unplugged.
Which tells me that either the two bits of malware(one spyware and one trojan on Thing Two's computer [that the anti-virus hadn't been run in 6 months]) were going gangbusters on talking to the mother ship.---OR did WildBlue stop taking off the back end of out average, and now were just loading up the bathwater waiting for the overflow?

My upload is still at 25%, and it is usually in the low teens.


In other forms of broadband we have radio internet (wireless DSL) or cell technology.
Being as we're in a hole in the coverage area, we'll have to see which of the two radio ISPs get our buisiness.

It's cheaper than satellite andsupposed to be unlimited usage.
I'm just wondering how secure it is?


What I'm also wondering is... did Dick and Kelly try the deep fried butter at the Texas state fair, and if so...why?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My intratubes are clogged

We had some unresolvable issues with the big computer (which is 2 yars old, running VISTA) and ended up going the factory restore rout.

Given that we're on DISHinternet (a sub of WildBlue) and since Thing Two moved back and we'd been running at over 85% of our allowable download alotment, when we updated all the old microsoft cr@p we went to 98% of Fair Access Policy. That's where it stayed for a week. When I downloaded FireFox 1.5 and the updates- it put us over.

Now we're in the FAP penaltypase of the thing. Until we can get below 70%, we're looking at slow dial-up speeds.

Someone is not going to be happy when I take the power supply to the modom to work ith me for several days, but I warned her that I'm *NOT* paying $75 a month for dial-up speed.


In other developments, it only took about 10 hours total to pull my entire dash,replace the heater core and put hings back together. Everything works, but I had to remove the protective layer of dust on the top of the dash.

Now I have to finish mowing the weeds and work on the router table.

Guess I'll have plenty of time for that since the intrawebz will be off for a while, unless Thing Two wants to buy her some 26K dial-up.