Friday, November 29, 2013

Remember that hot chick you finally got a chance with?

But it didn't turn out as good as you hoped it would?

Yeah, same thing with the ranger.
It's a good truck- for someone else.
Has lots of pep and power, just not enough room.
And the radio leaves something to be desired, so if I'm only going to max at 18.5 MPG- I may as well get a full size Chevy.

Don't worry, no corporate/union tax sponges will get any more of my money.
It's a black 2013 used 1500 with 8,500 miles on it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Now I remember why I don't want to go back

So, the old boss (that had to fire me) called a while ago asking if I was still working at Lackland The sekrit government facility, and if I wasn't would I go back working for them.

I told him, I'm working now getting $20/hr and don't have a two hour commute- so he told me to let him know if I knew anyone who could drill and had a CDL. 
(He's turning work away right now).

About three weeks he called and asked again, this time I told him I'd do it just to help his emergency work @ $20/hr. so I made $460 watching this for two and a half days-


Today I had to pick up the rock saw, take it completely to the other side of town to "just trench a 40' ditch"
I get there and was told that "there are some pipes down there, but we don't know where they are. Nobody does."

'and you want me to drop a saw that'll rip that pipe in half before anyone knows what happened?'

"We'll fix it, we just need to get the trench cut."
So I back up to the wall and start dropping the blade and watch him as I'm going through asphalt and when to stop and start trenching. He gives the sign and I start, and stop so we can see what depth I'm cutting at.
I went back to look and told him:  'We're cutting across a trench, see that sharp difference between the calicie and the black dirt?'
"I'll be watching for anything and stop you."
I go about three more feet and he's having a panic attack trying to get me to stop.

I cut through 2 water lines and the power to the well pump. Wrapped that #2 wire up like spaghetti on a fork.
So we move up a little and try it again and after about 5', he's telling me to stop and raise the blade.
We just missed the sewer service to the septic tank....

SO...the job Super has an idea to feet the water well pump through another trench (since they're rewiring it anyway)
They mark the trench out and I'm telling the Foreman- "I don't like this, nobody got line locates, and nobody knows where anything is.... OR what kind of crap is buried out here"
"There has to be phone lines feeding that house, and I don't know what else..."

"Dude, everything is above ground except where it goes into the main building."

"Yeah, I know it's SUPPPOSED to be that way, but....... OK, lets see what else we can fuck up."
"I mean Ronnie can't fire me again. I don't even really work for him right now :-)'

So I start trenching and pull up an 8 pr phone line.
As evryone is looking at that, I'm going on to where a drain line used to be- before we cut it off.
As I'm getting close the Super tells me that I've broke enough things today and load the saw up for the next job ...all the way across town again.

As I'm lifting the blade and starting to get away from the trench, I buried that 5 ton Vermeer up to its frame.
It took all the chain I had on the haul truck and about three hours to get it out.

I called mu boss and told him I was heading back to the yard after I got fuel and we'd do something Monday.
I also told him that rock saw had no business over there and a mini-ex would have done a better job with less damage.
He said, yeah- you're right but that's what they insisted on.

It took almost three hours to get back to the yard because of Thanksgiving traffic.
Every road heading north (where the yard is) was nothing but a parking lot.



So- what are YOU thankful for this year?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Who wants to guess


What the Army Colonel who said this:

Arnhart wrote that the pic “shows a pretty woman, wearing makeup while on deployed duty. Such photos undermine the rest of the message (and may even make people ask if breaking a nail is considered hazardous duty.)”
“In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead,” she wrote in the email, first reported by Politico.


-looks like?

US Army (res) SGT Theresa Vail

Nope- that's not her, she's below the break...........

Friday, November 22, 2013

Well, technically she did honor her bet

She said she'd call the weather in her glorious birthday suit if the French won the World Cup.




Now who- after watching that and hearing the village bell- halfway expected to hear the Monty Python theme?


You *know* you heard this as soon as you saw her running and then the bell....

Thursday, November 21, 2013

So Alxi Baldwin

How does it feel when the internet shoe is on the other foot?
You didn't seem to have a problem when the entire internet goes after and hangs Conservatives...

Baldwin also lamented people’s tendency to believe everything they hear and read on the Internet.
“There is a drive-by justice to the Internet society,” he said. “They indict you, convict you and hang you on the same day.

BTW- what was that mysterious word?
Echoing remarks that he made in blog post over the weekend, Baldwin adamantly denied punctuating a profanity-laced tirade with an epithet that demeans gay men.

Was it Fag?
Cork-sucker?
Queer?
Pole-smoker?
Butt-muncher?
Gay-boi?

Just thought I'd get Alex Baldwin intertwined with those words...............

Just out of curiosity- why would any actual business want someone who only mouths the words other people write about business to make a speach about his take on business?
It's like asking my cat about the legalities of whaling.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Going from hot to not

How's that 'Smart Diplomacy (tm)' going over in the Mid-East (part 85)?

Now that president Peace Prize has us pulling out of Afghanistan- we end up only with only a nuanced pull-out.
Because as with everything else in this administration this too has a HUGE asterisk on it.

But then David Allen Coe had him pegged before almost anyone ever heard of president Everyman:


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Junk on the bunk

Who remembers this.

Who is so old school they actually had a weapon ON the bunk?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

China Grove

Really!

But China Grove probably fit the tune better than Port Aransas...which had more the feel of the song....

Monday, November 11, 2013

Boldly stepping into the world of "Idiocracy"

Yeah, well we have a black president don't we?
Someone needs to teach them the basics......



Tuesday, November 05, 2013

This is my shocked face

--Really.  Who would ever imagine Democrats pieing the vote?
Especially in VA, where they have a HUGE Clintonite fundraiser going against a Teabagger?

Yeah, me neither... now which party has unions who would intentionally fuck-up the voting procedure to help their guy win?

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Context-

Without it, there is no way to decide what the numbers mean.

Here we have an entire article about how devastating 0bamas food stamp cuts are going to be @ $36 /mo.
and the ONLY reference is that it " which equates to a deficit of about one week of meals per month."

So you mean that the average food stamp recipient gets only  $144/mo?
I guess it depends where you look. The 0bama administration only gives $300/mo to disabled Latino women who are caring for two generations in Minnesota, and others get $264 for a family of four (they must be white).

So........ It's 0bama's Sequester that's causing this, but the Republicans will get the blame.
If it were up to me, those food stamps would ONLY be good for raw staples (rice, beans- bread, pasta, sauce meat...) instead of Dominoe's, Mc Donalds, ice cream, freeze-pops...


But, then- I'm just an evil, bigoted Conservative who must hate poor people.

Friday, November 01, 2013

You really have to admire my self restraint.

Because when I came around the back of the house to finish demoing the existing porch- I found this first-
And I said- I don't remember working with anything white, then I saw the back door-





The ONLY reason he's still alive is that I don't want to hear"You killed Goliath" the next time a Welsh-woman gets drunk.

I got the old porch down and reframed like it should have been to start and now I just have to deck it.

THEN, since it's a mobile home....... reframe the entire rear of the house to accept a full size door that cost $120 that I shouldn't have had to fuck with.