Monday, March 30, 2009

When I can afford it

I'll be sure to buy Motorola stock.
Just to piss off the Libs.

I wonder what other stocks will be doing well that are linked to Israel?

Lets see if I've got this...

So *now* we're not going to attack Pakistan?

Or will we when it's politically expediant?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Steel on steel

And straps on the rest.

That was the general rule when I was driving flatbeds for Arrow.
The idea is that chains will be strong enough to keep your load where it belongs.
You also use chains on wire spools because of the weight.

The general idea of strapping and chaining is that you make the load part of the trailer. That way if something bad does happen, it won't spill all over the highway and innocent four wheelers.

This is what I noticed when I got to the Wally-world parking lot this morning.

And as I was leaving...

You notice that he's only got five straps on that almost 48 feet of square steel tubing, didn't you?
When you see something like that, you really should think about getting ahead of him or what you'll do if that load ends up on the road.

San Antonio has a Tea Party!

At least this one is at a time people can make it.
If any one in the San Antonio are is free on April 15 between 6PM and 8PM, it's at Raymond Russel park just north of the Rim on I-10W (just below The Dominion).

There's a chance that Glenn Beck may show up, too.

I'm going to try to attend, depending on work and how I feel that day since it'll ad another 20 minutes to my commute.

H/T to JD

I guess this is Bush's fault too

But some how, after running the numbers, my taxes are on the minus side for the same jobs we've had since last year- with a payback.
But on the better side, we only owe a little over $500 instead of the $1600 I was looking at in Feb. I almost have that in my wallet, since I've been forcing myself to take out $50-$100 every time I deposited my check.

Not that it's good that we owe money, but now I can decide on an autoloader or wood tools.

OH, and I need to change my W-4 so they start taking out $15 a week for the Messiahs tax break, since it'll be taxed next year as added income.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

If you CARE!

Remember to turn your lights off tonight for an hour.
It might save the planet!!!!11!!!!one!!

Even the North Koreans are showing the way.

...And with president El Douche in charge we could soon follow suit.


...because we 52% wanted it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Let it go man...

Some things just aren't worth it.

...And I *know* the FD wasn't being nice to the bodywork.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Plastic models

You know, the kind you used to pay under $5 for at the dime store when you were a kid.

I got off work early, but had to be back for (an unpaid) mandatory safety meeting at 4, so I ended up at a nearby mall.

I wandered into a huge nationwide hobby store looking for an idea for Karen's new Arts and Crafts/Mission style book case(with pie safe door panels) and ended up in the model section.
I didn't recognise any brands off hand, but did notice the price. These same kind of models you used to put together in an afternoon and destroy with your friends the next
day (what? You didn't?) are now going for between $35 and $50- $18 to $25 for balsa planes.
Including two jets.

Go figure, so I left with 5 pieces of felt for small display cases.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wait 'till they find the science lab

The nanny state American style.
It's short, so you get the whole thing...

A North Side high school has been evacuated as a precaution after a chemical was found in the school Monday morning.

A Level 1 HazMat situation was called about 10:45 a.m. at Senn High School at 5900 N. Glenwood Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.

The school was evacuated as a precaution after a chemical believed to be chlorine was found near the pool, Curtis said.
No injuries have been reported but crews remain on the scene as of 11:05 a.m. the Mideast school of conflict resolution
I want one.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Obamas new Dept. of Ed. chief

At least he has some idea about how the real world works.

...And I bet he doesn't have the requisite tax problems:

We also have a perfect candidate for his Sec. of Ag. from the Lege. in Fla.

The Obama theme

No comment needed, I think:

If were talking about the economy:

My, there are certainly alot of clean and articulate negroes in that administration-isn't there?

Friday, March 20, 2009

A quick gunnie question

I stopped by my gun shop for some caps and a box of .38SPL.
As I was waiting for the crowd to thin, I was looking at autoloaders*.
Since Karens experience with her .380 Thunder (Bersa)we only have revolvers.
-In .38SPL (cuts down on redundant ammo).

Anyway, I was kinda Jonesing for some affordable brass throwers and in looking at their sparsely stocked shelves, I have a choice of either 9MM or .40S/W..

Which would be better for defense and more-so cheep(er)target shooting?

An $1,100 .45 colt or S/W 1911 style is out of my price range, so we're looking at the imports.
...Which are the 9MM's and .40's left over form the choice picks.

*Google seems to have a spell check problem with autoloader...wonder why?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You just have to ask youself

What were they thinking?

I grabbed my last pair of spare safety glasses yesterday and in looking for a replacement supply- came across these,,,,,specimens.

Go look and tell me if you think those would be a big seller in the construction industry.

The only reason I'm looking for other than my Crews is that I'm looking for a replacement for my Navy 'burner shades' that I liberated from a welders kit.
They were shade 5 green real glass and metal framed that look kind of like this example at E-bay, except the lenses were more rectangular.
I guess I could buy them and do the John Lennon look.

I wonder what kind Jamie Hineman has om Mythbusters?.....
I could do those, too.

Link fixed

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The irony bone

Some people are born without it.
Some have it surgically removed when entering politics and a rare few strive to overcome it by strength of pork.

No matter how, but all who are up in arms about the contractually legal bonuses to AIG execs are exhibiting a fine lack of Irony.
Since these same DeeCee pols are the ones that cause the entire mortgage melt down and the ensuing financial blowdown are the same ones who rewarded themselves with almost $5,000 of your money in pay raises.

ANd an additional $40 million in added office budget.

Congress (And then Sen. Obama- when he wasn't running for President) forced the banks to make bad loans and covered them up with the money sieves of Freddy-Maye, and protected them from any kind of correction when Bush tried. As a matter of fact, they and their pets in the Lamestream Media tried attacking him as some kind of Simon LeGree.

Now that the chickens are coming home, they attack those that they forced to do their bidding AND refuse to even look at themselves as long as they have a target to divert attention from the core reason for this Carteresque boomlet.

*Throws a clue east towards D.C.*

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Meh....we'll see

It looks like our 'gallant French allies' are looking at becoming members of NATO again.

Because Sarkozy is somehow less anti-American (Anglosphere?) than the rest, or because they've gotten tired of paying for their own defense military and the bullets used to fire on unarmed Liberians?

All of my life I've been seeing the anti-Americanism of the French, the sneering poseing of someone who's national language sounds like someone straining on the toilet.
The Socialists and Comunards who rewrote their WWII history and ignored the 60th anniversary of D-day.

So now they decide that after America elected a Socialist, it's OK to be a NATO member and all the American money that'll come their way- for doing nothing but signing a piece of paper.

Personally, I'd rather have a former Soviet satellite as a member- one who *knows* what liberty is about.

Friday, March 13, 2009


You can thank Cassy for this little mind turd.

PETArds want to make George Clooney flavored tofu.
Made with actual Clooney sweat.
From a used gym towel some fan picked up off the locker room floor.

Think about that next time you grab some bean curd.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Here's an idea

for all you people who know your way around coding.

How about a competative blogroll site that's nice and user friendly ....and has free referrals to linking blogs?

It can't be that hard to make a cache to user sites with some kind of RSS feed to notify of new postings.

I don't know that much about pay-per-click or advertizing, but people do make money at them.

Sorry, can't help it

While reading True Blue Sam's blog, I couldn't help but think of this:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Creationalisn VS Evolution

Something I can't believe isn't more widespread.
Maybe it is, but the Lamestream Media doesn't want it known.

Religion and evolution don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Let me refresh your memory and ad my thoughts as we go:
Genesis 1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
-Could this be the "Big bang"?
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
- Is this where the Earth coalecess from star matter?

8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

9 And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
-What was that single Mega-continent before tectonics started to work?

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good.

13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:

15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that moveth, wherewith the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.
-The primordial soup and evolution that followed?

23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the ground after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food:

30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so.

31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis 2

1 And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2 And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it he rested from all his work which God had created and made.

Ok. Now it doesn't say the G-d actually created the animals we know today, does it?
Or the landscapes that we know geologically.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and kinda reverse engineer a concept.

In Genesis 1-27 we find that G-d created man in his own image.
...And what do we know about man?

That he has a large brain for his size and he is lazy.

What about an entire history of labor saving devices from a shaved set of antlers to flint points to the wheel on to the car and computer?

Maybe the brain was grown to develop the labor savers that made us lazy...whatever.

Now, what -today- is the ultimate labor saving idea?
How about a computer program that runs it's self?

BUT Kurt, you say- computers have only been around for the last 50 years.... how can you say G-d was lazy and wanted something to keep His work going?

How about a self generating computer code that modifies it's self to external conditions?

And since there were no times stated in the chapters of Genesis we read, how are we to know just how long G-ds day was?
Maybe this is still the Seventh Day and in 2012 He'll do what he planned on the eighth day?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Crass commercialism

Lets see if I can pay this years taxes via E-bay.
Not on just this one, but maybe enough to defray the hit on being under witheld on both our jobs.

Notice the environmental use of trash pallets recycled wood?
...And the non-threatening stand-in for some 'evil' piece of inert ironmongery?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I see that Blogroll is back

With all new doohickeys and whistles.

And ads.

I guess they're going for the high-end user now, since they want to get on the moneymaking bandwagon. I can't blame them, if I had something useful that everyone wanted- I'd do the same.
I can't say I completely redo everything, but but why not have change just for the changieness of it?

I tried using the new version and as clunky as it is, I think I'll stick to my links-roll. I hope that way the referrals will go to my blog as the originator and not be hidden by blogrolling.

Or is that a pay feature that you can see who clicked a link where?

Amature hour on the Potomac

I know you've heard about the blow-off the British PM got when he decided to just drop in on the Light bringer the other day.
You know, just jump on a trans-Atlantic jet and show-up at 1600 Penna Ave. with no notice.

The Water Walkers apologists are claiming he's too 'tired' and overwhelmed by his first 'real' job that actually requires decisions that matter.

Insiders are saying that his State Dept. (who should have experienced Clintonites) fell down on the job, probably because Libs love to reward failure. They don't have some kind of book to go to?

"Lets see....Bahrain, Bermuda, Brazil,,,,OH here it is- Britain! They get the whole treatment, print out the Alpha plan and we'll get going."
Ok, so President Neophyte is overwhelmed by ruining the world economy in his first three months, his State Dept. is full of incompetents.

What about his wife who is busy at homeless shelters getting her picture taken by the homeless and their camphones? She doesn't have a lick of common courtesy either?
Man, you Obmatrons sure know class when you elect it.

I guess it's the Change in foreign policy we can expect. The No Country Left behind foreign relations plan where our best ally is treated exactly the same as a rep from Haiti.




Mushroom risotto? That sounds like it would really stretch the food budget.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Culinary differences

Roast beef so tender you can cut it with a fork.
I'm the only one who ate it because the others had pancakes (at 3:30PM) and mushroom soup later.

The one who made the flapjacks used a mix, a mixing bowl, a measuring cup, a strainer (??WTF??), two skillets, a mixing spoon, a measuring scale, a ladle and whatever else got put into the dishwasher before I saw it.

I can make an entire turkey dinner with less.
And with less of a mess.

Secretary of State

Hillary Rodman Rodham Clinton.

Every time I hear that it jars me a little.

Then I kinda throw up in my mouth a little after rolling my eyes.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I've told you before

It's not a tepid response...

It's 'Shock and awe' at His greatness that shuts the Marines up.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Where ARE my boots?

I mean my anti-chitload boots.

Not only did Mr. Chicago Machine appoint a noted tax cheat to the Dept. of Treasury (and every other posting), now they're going on some kind of crusade to rope in other tax cheats.

I mean isn't it really kind of hypocritical to put an unrepentant ('sorry, my bad' doesn't cut it) tax cheat in charge of hunting down other tax cheats because of a 'higher ...ummm....plan' to do SOMETHING about the massive money hemorrhage from D.C.?

I mean, for the f*ck sake, doesn't any Liberal have any sense of irony about this whole tax thing being ramrodded by someone who only paid his taxes so he could get THIS gravy job?
And trying to make some kind of moral high ground about going after tax cheats.

I guess everyone connected to Obama got the note to get out of Swiss banks last month.
He's in both the Senate and the House lecturing other pick-pockets about how bad it is to defraud people............

And only 48% can make a connection here.....the other 52 still think that stupid *I'm sorry world* site can only apply to Bush. I wonder if it's taken this time around?

Nope, if anyone wants to apologize for our Magic Worker it's available.

What about the children?

The Obamas have two young children who go to an expensive, exclusionary school on Thursdays.
What I'm wondering is while theFirst Partiers are glad handing and slapping backs of big contributors, who's watching the girls?
While Mr. and Mrs. Lightworker are boogieing to Earth, Wind and Fire on Weds. night- who's helping their girls with their home work? Mom and dad are too busy getting pimped for their social events, with live bands- who's putting the girls to bed?

Is the bedroom section quiet enough for the girls to sleep (without being tucked in by a parent *sniff*) while the 'in' crowd brown noses mingles with their Ghandobama while rocking out to the latest rap?

Just curious Mr. Fiscal responsibility, but how does $100-per-slice Wagoo beef taste with Collard greens?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sorry y'all

I've tried to get rid of this earworm, but the only sure way is to pass it on...

Ok. at least it's not a Soggy bottom boys Hollaback.

Get mee to a Nunnery

And all the time I thought those p()rn sites were just a plot line leading to bumping uglies.

I guess not.

UPDATE March 3:

I can't believe that only two people clicked on that PornHub site.
One from Germany and the other from a .edu site via Traction control.
Am I writing to kindergartners?