Monday, October 31, 2005

I'd like to ask my readers comments on this

Yep, I'm asking all three of you to read and comment.

Wife and I are having a "disagreement" on ummm,,,, to be delicate- 'shortcloths'.
We've had this go around before, and the girls have both heard it-I though it was settled.

I had to put the girls ( 14 & 17) cloths into the dryer Sunday.
After the first armload a piece (pair?) of anal floss fell onto the floor. I threw it away- it was small enough for the 14 yr-old. The next armload was another -whatever- on top, belonging to #17.

They both know that they were banned from wearing that slutty underwear.

All the females (except Meg-the-dog) are from England, and see nothing wrong with putting out a "DO-ME" message in their underwear. Because "It's comfortable" and "(tsk) guys don't even THINK of sex when they see these" and "It's nothing- I don't know WHY you're making such a big deal out of this."

My take- I'm a guy. I was a teenage guy- I KNOW what teenage guys are thinking about.
If I saw a girl; a EUROPEAN girl wearing that anal floss (or nothing- who can tell?), I know the first thing to come to mind would NOT be "Gee- she must be wearing that because it's comfortable." It would be something like "WOW! No panties, AND she's from Europe- where they have recreational sex at the drop of a hat. I wonder just how easy she is?"

Now the question.

Thongs: worn for comfort or advertising?
Well, I certainly hope we won't hear L.U.L.A.C gnashing their teeth over this SCOTUS nominee

Since L.U.L.A.C. represents LATIN American citizens.
Unless he's not the "right" kind of Latin citizen, being an Italian and all.

Anyone who has the Left howling like Federal Appeals Court Judge Samuel Alito has GOT to be good for the country, or the Constitution at least.

Ok, W you did right this time. Lets try to get on track with the Republican conservative base a little more often, ok?

Sunday, October 30, 2005

A sports story

This is a detective story

So Pay Close Attention!!!

Three elderly ladies are excited about seeing their first baseball game

They smuggle a bottle of Jack into the ball park

The game is real exciting and they are enjoying themselves immensely...
mixing the Jack Daniel's with soft drinks.

Soon they realize that the bottle is almost gone
and the game has a lot of innings to go.

Based on the given information, what inning is it

and how many players are on base?


Think some more!!

You're gonna love it .


It's the bottom of the fifth

and the bags are loaded!

OK, I didn't say it was a GOOD sports story
I keep hearing about Scooter Libby

I don't really care about that snip hunt they call the Plame outing.
I remember seeing her on the front cover of several magazines BEFORE she was "outed" by...

UMmmm, , ,

well, , ,

" we're not sure, but the Bush Whitehouse was involved AFTRE it was all over the MSM, so we'll go after them."

Now, Scooter Libby has been indicted for lying, falsehoods, mis-statements, faulty memory- you choose the word depending on which side you fall on.

Ok, what I remember is that a former president, his wife, and most of his people got away with a HELL of alot more than just "lying" by 'not remembering' what they were being asked about. One prominent member was charged with Perjury for helping an intern lie in a deposition.

Now, the very SAME people who were tripping all over themselves for camera time to defend blatent, baldfaced improbable lies are trying to find the high road by wailing and gnashing their teeth about the other party being in the same situation as they used to be; by calling for resignations, and appologies.

Is there ANY honor in the DNC any more?
Did anyone over there FINALLY remember who hired Craig Livingstone (of the 1,000+ FBI files)?

If they were so worried about CIA agents being outed, maybe they should look at Sen. Kerry for calling a REAL covert agent by name on the Senate floor, instead of chasing after a glorified secretary who hadn't been officially out of the country in 7 years.
What I did on my Saturday vacation

About a month ago I had to slam on my brakes to avoid a run-in with a Schnieder semi.
My truck picked up a bit (somekind) of a harmonic whine at around 70-75 MPH from the left front. I took it to the Brakecheck on Perrin-Bietle since I'd had the entire front end re-done at their San Marcos shop about a year ago. They didn't 'find' anything wrong with my front brakes, or bearings (Hmmm, you don't know my truck like I do). They DID, howerver reccomend they do a bearing and seal job to my rearend. To the tune of about $350. "Because you can start to feel the bearings when you rotate the wheel" (AHHH, well that kinda feels like the gears in my differential- which I've been meaning to add 90 wgt. to for about 6 months)

"Ok, so I don't have a problem with my front wheels?"
'None that we could find, but I would highly reccomment you get that rear end serviced'
"I'll think about it."

Now, almost a month later I take it in to the Brakecheck on Marbach because the truck is really starting to show brake problems- brake smell, HOT rotors, losing almost 1½ MPG. . .

"Mr. P. we found your brake callipers were stuck, your rotors are heat glazed and need to be resurfaced, your pads are shot (well at least you eat that cost), as hot as your wheels got, your bearings really should be replaced before they (seize-up and cut my spindle like a pipe-cutter). Your rear brakes need to be turned, your wheel cylinders are leaking and your shoes are so old they have spider cracks.

Ok, because the N.E. side Brakecheck didn't put my visit into their computer, it ended up costing me $371 in parts and labor- and almost 5 hours of listening to either Sat. AM cartoons or Mexican language TV.

I told the store manager I'd do the back brakes, just throw the drums on a lath (at $25 each) so I don't have to come back.

I got all the way home before I looked at my cell phone that I'd left charging in the truck.
My Real Estate agent had called (from San Marcos - about 90 min away from here) and wanted me to sign some forms so my bidder could start the buying prosses on the trailer. I want to get it out of my loan file, so we sold $6,000 less than I'd have liked.

I also spent $40 to get a prgrammable thermostat that "Slimer" couldn't change- since no-one in the house EVER thinks about resetting the thing. I came in Fri. and the A/C was set at 55º. No one had a clue how it got their, or how long it was like that.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

This should p*ss-off some Liberal activists

(Those are Geese by the way- if you can't tell)

So should THIS redneck Christmas display.

H/T Dogsnot Diaries

Friday, October 28, 2005

I guess This is the "Meme of the week"

How average are you?

• Eats peanut butter at least once a week (PBJ sammiches, fast to make and keeps well in 100+ heat)
• Prefers smooth peanut butter over chunky
• Can name all Three Stooges (All 5, actually)
• Lives within a 20-minute drive of a Wal-Mart
• Eats at McDonald's at least once a year
• Takes a shower for approximately 10.4 minutes a day
• Never sings in the shower
• Lives in a house, not an apartment or condominium
Has a home valued between $100,000 and $300,000 (ok, if you combine both of them)
• Has fired a gun
Is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall ( 6'2"+)
Weighs 135 to 205 pounds (I like my beer)
• Is between the ages of 18 and 53
• Believes gambling is an acceptable entertainment option
Grew up within 50 miles of current home

Via alot of blogs, but the original is at NPR
Can someone explain PDF to me?

As you all know, I live in the sticks (ok, Tx brush country) and have a 26K connection -when SBC lets me.

I was adventurous enough to try opening this PDF file from Utterly Boring and, needless to say I gave up on opening it before tomorrow.

I *know* it stands for some kind of data file. WHY do people use it? I don't think I've heard of anyone who likes it (but I don't hang alot with computer geeks). All I know is that I dread clicking on a link with a PDF warning on it. I don't if I don't NEED to look. I shy away from video, too- same 26K reason.

Almost everyone has Word, or Apples' version that can be translated, why is PDF so used?
Do not, , , EVER , , ,join Curves

The wife did and signed up for the auto deduction.
She's been trying for the past four months to get them to cancel - they still are thaking their $31/mo out of our checking account.

The Bank can't help because Curves changes the day they steal our money. If they did it on the same day every month, the bank could stop payments.

I'll never let her do auto payments again.


Thursday, October 27, 2005

Instructions on cleaning your toilet

1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.

4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "power-wash" and rinse".

6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.

9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.


The Dog

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

But, then again,,,

There is 92 Dakota
or this 94 Explorer
I guess it's one of the survivors of the Firestone wars. Ya know Darwin and all- survival of the fittest.

Sorry about the lack of blogging, just kinda burnt out lately.

Monday, October 24, 2005

BTW, this is what I'm thinking about buying

That is all.
I sure am glad I'm not Rachel Ray

But I could force myself to, , , ohhhhh Hi!

Never mind

Bobby Flay
Which Food Network chef are you?
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Here are the 9 proposed Tx Constitutional amendments

For the Nov. 8th. Ballot.

Prop. 1 HJR 54 McClendon - Staples

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, rehabilitation, and expansion of rail facilities."

Brief Explanation
HJR 54 would create a Texas rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury and would authorize grants of state revenue and issuance of public debt to relocate, rehabilitate, and expand privately and publicly owned passenger and freight rail facilities and to construct railroad underpasses and overpasses.

Prop. 2 HJR 6 Chisum - Staples

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage."

Brief Explanation
HJR 6 would provide that marriage in Texas is solely the union of a man and woman, and that the state and its political subdivisions could not create or recognize any legal status identical to or similar to marriage, including such legal status relationships created outside of Texas.

Prop. 3 HJR80 Krusee - Ogden

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment clarifying that certain economic development programs do not constitute a debt."

Brief Explanation
HJR 80 would provide that local economic development program loans or grants (other than debts secured by a pledge of ad valorem taxes or financed by the issuance of any bonds or other obligations payable from ad valorem taxes) do not constitute or create debt. Any provision of state constitutional law that may prohibit or limit the authority of a political subdivision of the state to incur debt does not apply to those loans or grants.

Prop. 4 SJR 17 Staples - Gattis

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to a criminal defendant who violates a condition of the defendant's release pending trial."

Brief Explanation
SJR 17 would authorize a district judge to deny reinstatement of bail or new bail to a person accused of a felony, if the person's bail had been revoked or forfeited as a result of the person's violation of a condition of release related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community.

Prop. 5 SJR 21 Averitt - Flynn

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment allowing the legislature to define rates of interest for commercial loans."

Brief Explanation
SJR 21 would authorize the Legislature to exempt commercial loans from state usury laws that set maximum interest rates. "Commercial loans" are loans made primarily for business, commercial, investment, agricultural, or similar purposes and not primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

Prop. 6 HJR 87 Farabee - Lindsay

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment to include one additional public member and a constitutional county court judge in the membership of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct."

Brief Explanation
HJR 87 would increase the size of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct from eleven to thirteen members by increasing from four to five the number of public members and by adding a constitutional county court judge. The additions would ensure that the commission has an odd number of members, which is required by another provision of the state constitution.

Prop. 7 SJR 7 Carona - Hochberg

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment authorizing line-of-credit advances under a reverse mortgage."

Brief Explanation
SJR 7 would authorize new options for reverse mortgage agreements for senior homeowners allowing them to draw advances at unscheduled intervals, if and when needed, and only in the amounts needed, during the loan term. These are in addition to options that would allow a lump sum payment after settlement or regular periodic, predetermined equal amounts over a term of years or the lifetime of the homeowner. Additionally, SJR 7 would: (1) prohibit the agreement from requiring the use of a credit card, debit card or similar device to obtain an advance; (2) prohibit the charge or collection of a transaction fee solely in connection with any debit or advance, after the time the extension of credit is established; and (3) prohibit the lender or holder from unilaterally amending the extension of credit.

Prop. 8 SJR 40 Eltife - Hughes

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment providing for the clearing of land titles by relinquishing and releasing any state claim to sovereign ownership or title to interest in certain land in Upshur County and in Smith County."

Brief Explanation
SJR 40 would clear individual land titles by relinquishing and releasing all claims of state ownership interests, including mineral interests, in two local areas, namely, a roughly 4,600 acre area located roughly 14 miles southeast of Gilmer, Texas, and a separate 900 acre area located north of Tyler, Texas.

Prop. 9 HJR 79 Krusee - Staples

Ballot Language
"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a six-year term for a board member of a regional mobility authority."

Brief Explanation
HJR 79 would authorize the Legislature to provide staggered six year terms of office for board members serving on regional mobility authorities, with no more than one-third of the board positions being appointed every two years.

I'm not making any recommendations, just copied it from the Tx Sec. of State website. All I did was remove language that should be unnecessary in the United States.
If Blogger is working now, , ,

I just want to say that although the price of gasoline is declining, I'm still paying 92 cents MORE per gallon than I was a year ago.

I also lost two posts yesterday, don't know if it was Blogger or SBC.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

We just got done eating a pig brisket

No wonder those bloggers from back east think a vinegar based sauce used on pigs is right. We just had a BRISKET with bones in it!

If you barbeque in Texas you use Beef brisket from the chest of the cow. It does NOT have ribs in it- we call that cut "ribs".

I know it's revolting to those who use what the Brits put on their fries as a base, but here we use tomato sause as a starting point. Since I have a sweet tooth, it also has alot of brown sugar in it, too; as anyone who's had my Teriaki Jerky can tell you.

To cook a good brisket you cook it over a low slow heat for a good 8-12 hours, about 2-3 hours before you pull it out, you start swabbing it with the sauce (of your choice). Putting meat on a grill and high heat is grilling and no matter how MUCH sauce you douse on it won't turn it into BBQ.

Since I haven't made a smoker, I use the oven. I put the (beef) brisket in and cook it about 200º for about eight hours.

My version of sauce goes something like this:
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 good squirt Yellow Mustard
  • ½ cup or so Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Sweet Onion -finely chopped
  • 1½ TBS (to taste) EA of the following (it'll mellow out in cooking):
Garlic Powder
Ground Cumino
Cayanne (Red) Pepper
  • To taste White Pepper
  • Good shake Sweet Basil
  • Good shake Cinnimon
  • (Optional) dash of Liquid Smoke
Heat and stir as you add the ingredients. Taste and adjust spices as needed.

To prepare the meat, I usually let it sit with a good rub all night in the refrigerator, wrap it in aluminum foil and drop it in the oven.
Dear Senator Hutchinson,

I voted for you more than once.
It has become more and more apparent that you and the rest of my representatives up in D.C. have forgotten where you come from.

I had a quick look at your voting record- after you voted to table most (if not all) of Sen. Coburns' (R. Ok) Fiscal amendments.

I know I'll never hear any replies because I'm not on any of your high dollar donors lists. I would however, love to hear your reasons for throwing money away like drunken Democrats, though.

I just wanted to get this off my chest, since I'll be looking for a seriously CONSERVATIVE representaive to vote for in your next election. I will remember how you and the rest of the Republicans have been running (or not) this country since you took a majority in almost all branches of government.

A dissapointed former Republican,
Kurt P

I just sent this to the electronic version of a federal shredder. I'll let you know if I ever hear anything back. (Don't hold your breath.)
Just in case you're wondering what the EPA says about your vehicle

You can find out the reported fuel economy at their site that gives estimated milage for modles 1985 and up.
I'm looking for a spare vehicle and finally found this after ALOT of dead ends.

Currently at the top of the list is a 1988 Dakota V-6 w/ new-repaired drivetrain within the last 2 years and an 3 yr-old radiator for $1700 OBO.
Since those on the Left like the Latin root words so much

You know, like HOMOPhobe, Xenophobe, Neocons, Paleocons

How about lets start with a nice perjorative Latin term for those on the Left?

Lets try sinister, or more accurately Sinistral.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

The TV is on for background noise

Am I the only one that finds the Earthlink commercial with the goblins, giants and faries kinda creepy?

Also thinking about ads I wouldn't spend my money on.

The radio commercial for Izuzu. I'm old enough to remember Joe Izuzu and the fun they had with the Izuzu brand. Now, they've taken the low road with their ads.
(As a quick background- Mitsubishi has ther spokesguy who kinda sounds like McGruff with a soft N.Y. accent)
Now Izuzu has found McGruffs deadbeat unclein the gutter, and got him to slag-off on any kind of competitor they can think of Ford Explorer, Jeep, Mitsu, RAV4, you name it. He's got a grating, irritating voice and accent- and a vile on-air personality. The ad agency must get this bum likkered-up on the cheapest, roughest rot-gut they can find to get that "cutting edge" , , , , , ummm, , , "edgieness".
I would NEVER spend the money they want to someone who puts out an ad like that.

And Buger King- if that plastic faced creep ever shows up at casa Trainwreck, everyone agrees that he's going to have bullet holes in him. If I don't do it, the girls will.

And last but not least- Quiznos has Bob the babe magnet wich is alot better than the previous east coast "hipness" of the mummified rats that couldn't sing. (Mrs. Trainwreck still won't eat there- she wonders what happened to the two rats)
Here's a Senate vote to make you rethink YOUR vote next time

Thursday the senate held a vote related to controlling spending by moving SOME pork to help pay for Katies mess on the gulf coast.

I'll make the post short by listing the Senators who voted for Sen Tom Coburn, R-OK pork amendment:
NAYs ---13 (Yea was to kill the amendment Nay was to pass it- how laweresque)
Allen (R-VA)Hagel (R-NE)
Burr (R-NC)Kyl (R-AZ)
Coburn (R-OK) McCain (R-AZ)
DeMint (R-SC) Talent (R-MO)
Ensign (R-NV) Sununu (R-NH)
Feingold (D-WI) Sessions (R-AL)
Graham (R-SC)

Here's the rest.

I plan on asking MY (RINO) Senators why they'd rather spend even more money than needed. (I *KNOW* why- they're politicians- I want to know why they voted to kill the amendment)
Gov. Bill Richardson praises NoKorea of abandoning it's Nukes

Well he oghtta know about Nuclear energy as Bill Clintons Energy Secretary and NoKo's nuks for nothing program.

As one of the FEW Clintonistas to get out if D.C. without an indictment on him, he was also a prime apologist for the U.N. under that administration.

According to N.M. Governer Bill Richardson(D):
North Korea is committed to dismantling its nuclear weapons programme, an unofficial US envoy has said, after a visit to the capital Pyongyang.

Bill Richardson said he was "very pleased" with North Korea's willingness to make progress in six-nation talks.

Pyongyang has already pledged to abandon its nuclear weapons in an earlier round of the talks.

Mr Richardson, former US ambassador at the UN, said North Korea now wanted to focus on a civilian nuclear programme.

Hmmmm....... where have we heard something like that before?

Oh, yeah, it was during Bills' time in D.C.

The United States and North Korea signed an agreement on October 21, 1994, that offers North Korea a package of benefits in return for a freeze of North Korea's nuclear program. Benefits to North Korea include: light water nuclear reactors totaling 2,000 electric megawatts by the year 2003; shipments of "heavy oil" to North Korea (50,000 tons in 1995 and 500,000 tons annually beginning in 1996 until the first light water reactor is built); U.S. agreement to establish liaison offices as an initial step toward diplomatic relations; and a relaxation of the American economic embargo against North Korea. In December 1995, the United States and North Korea signed a supply contract for the light water reactors.

But, then- Leftist Socialists Commies being Commies:
The stepped-up pace in 1996 in the implementation of the nuclear provisions of the U.S.-North Korean Agreed Framework of October 1994 came to a halt in September 1996 because of a North Korean infiltration of commandos into South Korea by submarine. The commandos murdered several South Korean civilians. At the same time, evidence, albeit circumstantial, pointed to North Korean complicity in the assassination of a South Korean diplomat in Vladivostok, Russia. These actions were the latest in a succession of North Korean provocations that were contrary to the peace and security provisions of the Agreed Framework, which calls for improved security on the Korean peninsula and negotiations between North Korea and South Korea. The R.O.K. (Republic of Korea) government responded by demanding that North Korea apologize for the infiltration and guarantee that it will commit no further provocations.

Which somehow, naturally was our fault that the aid stopped, and Bill Richardson needs to step in and polish his name for , , , ohhh maybe the 2008 election cycle.

Friday, October 21, 2005

This'll p*ss off some Texas ex cheerleaders out there

And I hardly think the Libs will be able to connect their action with this effect.

Some of the big city Texas high schools are thinking- seriously- of doing away with Friday night football.

The reason:
A few school administrators, law enforcement officials and even politicians are considering breaking the time-honored tradition of Friday night games in the wake of recent shootings and fights in Richardson and Duncanville following contests there.

Although those incidents – which resulted in the shooting death of one teen and injuries to several others – occurred away from the stadiums and school district property, the fallout has forced some officials to think the unthinkable.

One of those is Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who said that he plans to talk with school officials in his precinct about playing games on Saturday mornings. State Sen. Royce West has similar plans and will meet Monday with some area police chiefs and superintendents to discuss safety issues at games and other school events.

Extreme violent behavour.

Ok, granted wherever you have kids and action there will be hasseling or fights.
Todays problems come from the non-enforcement of morals and standards from both PARENTS and schools.
That's right I put parents in a special class because THEy are the ones that are supposed to be looking out for the best of their kids. THEY are the ones who are ultimatly responsible (or used to be) for how their kids act in public.

I blamed Liberals for this earlier. They have been the ones in the vanguard of lowering standards of education and standards of conduct for the past 40+years. They are the ones who silence anyone who wants to keep morals and standards up- to try to protect the belief system that made America great.
Liberals have been defining deviancy, bad manners and self restraint down since as far back as I can remember. Yes, self restraint- the ability to control anger or frustration without resorting to violence or other destructive actions. The parents today are so ambivilent to the way their kids act because they're either browbeaten into acceptance or brainwashed by the Gov't schools themselves that they see nothing wrong with the way they act.

Now, another tradition is going down the toilet because people can't be expected to act as responsible human beings.

Ok, did I connect cause and effect?
OK, that's it- I'm officially against the war now.

If even Burt Bacharach is writing anti-war songs, I gotta admit it's a loosing cause.

Ok, where do I sign up with Mother Shehan?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Well, it looks like I'm back for a while.

SBC came and naturally the intermitant NIGHTLY problem wasn't happening when the service rep got here. He told wife that he couldn't find the problem and swapped wires- everythings cas' -right? I p*ssed the wife off when she told me that, I asked if she got his phone number?


"So we can call him tonight when the problem happens again."


Wife told him that the reason we dropped the SECOND line was that we were having the same problem as the main line- scratchy and no dial tone.

I just hope this lasts till Jan, when we can get satellite broadband- then we can dump this B.S. uncaring, unhelpful monopoly.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Is there somekind of D.O.S. attack going on?

Wife said that they lost their DSL several times today. My connection right now is 9.6K, which is better than most of the evening at 4.2K- my mail wouldn't even load up.

Or, maybe I could still blame SBC.

(UPDATE Oct 19 7:55PM)

I guess Mrs Trainwreck is going to miss half a day tomorrow. We'll leave the ferocious Bodus and the Magnificent Meggy inside- ANd the gate open, since the overzealious and ever conciencious SBC union stooges won't even slow down if they can't just drive in. She'll have to let them out, since they're not used to being inside for eight hours at a stretch.

Thanks SBC. We'll be short this pay period because YOU and your highly paid union thugs can't keep your system to a second world standard. I looked at their lines today, the black plastic spliceboxes you see everywhere else are black plastic BAGS- here!

We had Verizon in Maxwell- NEVER had a problem *AND* we payed less for two lines than we're paying SBC for one.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Is it just the San Antonio area?

or is everyone having a really f*cking slowww load time? I couldn't even get online this morning.

I thought it was out 26K dial-up, but Mrs.TW says that their RoadRunner has been slow lately, too.

Maybe it's SBC? I wouldn't be surprised, given the history I have with their problem solving.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

I guess it's time to cull my blogroll again

I think I'm getting to the point that I'm adding more than I'm deleting.

The first one is a Mild Mannered Reporter who has a blog named the Rosemead Times, and is a commenter on this blog.

Next we have the the alphabet blog of Elenemohpee who seems kinda hit-and-miss, but we'll give him a spot anyway.

The Crack young staff of the Hatemongers Quarterly which really isn't -quarterly that is. They monger their hate on a regular basis.

We'll give Dogsnot Diaries a try, they are kinda lax on their postings, but you gotta love that title (unless you're a "Caniphobe").

That's it for this roundup, remember to curry your horses before you turn them out for the night.
I'm finally done chasing wild geese

Actually tracing mobil home wiring.
We had two outlets in the master bath that didn't work and the outside outlets quit working, too.

I took the outlets I thought were on the same circuit apart and tried to find the feed. I found it in what I (as an Electrician) would have called the middle of the run-on the outside wall completely opposite the load center. I would have run it from the panelbox to the closest box, then on around the walls. Not in a mobile home, they want to run everything under the floor.

It took about a day of connecting, unconnecting and flipping breakers to get a wiring diagram of two rooms. AND since they wanted to run everything under the floor, I had to add a box under the sink to tie into a live switch for the two dead outlets. At least I didn't have to climb under the trailer(s) and dig through the insulation to get to anything.

All told about 10 hours of work -AND we have power and light at the paddock gate.
Ya know I REALLY hate to defend Calypso Louie

But, , ,

It seems as alot on the right are trashing him by taking his words out of context.

Just like the Left did with Bill Bennett as the latest example.

What Farakahn said was:

"Well, I was in a tiny village in Mexico on the 17th of September, 1985. And I had a vision-like experience climbing a mountain there, on the top of which is a temple to the Mexo-American Christ figure, Ketso Quato. And one of these little UFOs came over that mountain and I was signaled from a group of persons to come. And I was beamed up into that small vehicle and carried to a larger vehicle, where I heard the voice of my leader and teacher, the Honorable Elijah Mohamed (search), saying. . ."

Ok, seems like everyone is dumping on him for saying that he DID get transported to a "mothership".

That's not right, he didn't say he got transported- he said he had a vision.
Taking the (snicker) 'vision thing' out of the quote changes the entire meaning.

Those on the right really SHOULD know about that- and quit taking the easy cheap shot.
They (the right) should know how hard it is to fight when the false statement(s) spread like wildfire, and how it really muddies the water (well except when the MSM decides to sit on the accusation) and distorts your meaning.

I don't have any love for him. As a matter of fact I pretty much detest all of what he represents -with the exception of his calling to blacks to be responsible (except when he says it's all whities fault) for their own wellbeing. He's a racebaiter, an anti-Semite, one of the "leaders" of the black community who actively try to keep them under their(his) control by gov't dependence and poor education, probably a socialist and hates what America stands for.

But, right is right- lets try to keep walking on the high road.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Are you getting tired of hearing all about the Iraqi vote?

No? Me neither, that's because the MSM isn't covering it like they did the first one, any Iraqi terrorist attack, or anything questionable that American troops do.

Sure they have stories out ther, but it's pretty much one of these three two leads:

Bahgdad looses power to terrorists

Heavy security is needed

and, , , well that's about it, some dribs and drabs about prisoners detainees getting preferential treatment voting early, tribal bloc votes and did I mention the tight security?

Also, speaking of politics- who wants to guess which party was in power for 30+ years and wants to keep trowing a wrench into ANYTHING that might help their country ; because they're not now? You know, give a little to help the "poor" or even just NOT obstructing anything constructive because it *might* help the other party?

No it's not the Democrates this time, it's the
, the ones the Left is wanting back in power.

(UPDATE 9:20AM) Something I forgot to ad, maybe it should be another post.

If the sole aim of these "anti-war"activist was to get the U.S. out of Iraq, then it seems that they would actually work for a stable democratic (representative) government. Anyone who knows who the anti-war oganizers are, knows that the LAST thing they want is a stable democracy in the mid-east.

That being said, the fastset way to get the U.S. out of Iraq is to get a stable goverment up and running. Too bad that it'll free millions of Arabs, and threaten more despots and theocracies.

Friday, October 14, 2005

You've been tagged!

If you're on my blogroll anwer in your blog.
If I don't have you on my blogroll (yet), leave a comment.

  1. What kind of candy this year?- NO "good for you" stuff.
  2. Anything special to scare those panhandlers trick-or-treaters?
  3. Are you going to pretend you're not home?
  4. Your favorite kind of cosume?
  5. Your favorite scary movie?
  6. Your scarriest scary movie?
  7. Horror author?
  8. Scariest book?
  9. Best Halloween/horror story? (Yours or someone else's).
My answers
  1. Candy: Atomic Fireballs
  2. Scaring kids: girls plan on dressing up the dogs
  3. Not home: nope have "scary" dogs
  4. Costume: wimmin- VERY reveiling , , , guys-Yeah, you're (insert compliment here)!
  5. Fav. movie: The shining (or Christine)
  6. Scariest: Don't do alot of horror movies
  7. Author: Not alot of horror reading, either
  8. Book: Revelations has alot to think about
  9. Horror story: Came from a kids book by Alfred Hitchcock- about a haunted luxury suit on board a cruise ship.
I hope y'all are sitting down for this one

That tele-confrence Bush had the other day- remember? Well, it was


That's right, troops on nat'l news, talking to the Prez were walked through the thing.

I know you'll hear about it today, if you hadn't already but I thought I'd try to be the first.

Now, what to do about it???

I've got an idae, , , Lets try to get Bu$HalburtonHitler impeached for LYING to us!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Nothing today, I'm tired

Tired of the two hour round trip drive.

Tired of thinking about a 7 yr-old truck that developed a (Ithink) transmission hum when I had to slam on my brakes for that Schnieder truck.

Tired of playing in the dirt (although it doesn't pay too badly).

Tired of cooking (I want to eat what I like).

Tired of cleaning up after cooking.

Tired of watching two MumblegarbleKOFFkoff (since I'm in trouble anyway for not talking nice about certain family members).

Tired of shopping (If I don't we end up with all the name brands and about $30 more than I'd spend for the same amount) [She's a Brit, she doesn't know which store brands are good, or cr@p].

Anyway, you get the point.

I did get a job offer that involves travel- maybe I'll call him back and see what the pay and bennies are. Maybe that's what I need, some space. . .

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Think the ACLU is taking advantage of our good will?

Me too, and so do these people they have a pettition to help stop the ACLU.
Your tax dollars are paying them to file these B.S. lawsuits because WE have to pay their expenses.

U.S. Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) has introduced legislation to curb the ACLU and their attempts to turn us into a godless socialist state.

I signed the petition, and I don't know if it will do any good to send it to my miss representatives in D.C. But I thought I'd let y'all know about it so you can help get the word out.
I mentioned earlier that I was trying to sell the trailer

The real estate agent had two people interested and qualified to buy it. The trouble is- almost everyone has stopped writing loans for used trailers mobile homes.
My bank won't transfer the loan, and we had hell some problems getting this doublewide.
Dunno why, maybe they're ending up in Mexico, just like most stolen vehicles around here.

I was sitting on my toy today thinking, and I basically have three options
  1. Do some kind of "owner Finance" deal. The thing is, if we're not 'buying' it anymore- I don't want to have an unpaid loan hanging over my head. Even if someone else is paying for it.
  2. Keep renting it out. Since I'm getting all this over-time, we've got our noses out of the water- for now (till I start getting rain days). The bills are getting payed and we're able to start saving agin. It would be ALOT better if $150/week wasn't going into gas tanks. We're getting $500/mo for rent and paying $220/mo in mortgage -so it's not that much of a drain.
  3. Build a new house where the trailer is now. I could do it myself- but it would take forever, since I could only work on it over the weekend. It would go alot faster (and cheaper) if I used straw bale constructionthe banks would probably look favorably, since it would be built to Austins' Straw bale building code (caution- PDF).
I'll probably keep renting it out. The guy that's renting it now bought a house, but has a years contract. He just needs to cut the grass, that house is next to a hayfield anyway- and the grass probably needs to be baled.

My Jurassic Park dino-history is all wrong, at least when it comes to the Velociraptor.

It wasn't the efficient disembowling killing machine we saw in J.P an it's money sponges sequel's.
But tests on a mechanical arm suggest this fearsome-looking appendage was probably used just to hang on to prey. UK scientists report their experiments in the journal Biology Letters. "This dispels the myth in place for some 40 years that this was a disembowelling claw - this is not the case," says Dr Phil Manning, from the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester. "I'm saying that the primary function of this claw was to hold on to the prey, effectively like a climber's crampon," the curator of palaeontology told the BBC News website.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Help our recovering troops-

ummmm , , ,

Buy a bloody arrow tip????

Ok, it's not up there yet.

I heard Shemane Nugent on the radio this morning, you may have heard of her husband. She was talking about visiting B.A.M.C. with Ted, and seeing the wounded. When she asked a mother what she could do to help, the mom mentioned the kids getting outside, but not being able to because of the strong sun here.

In order to help build a shaded porch for the recovering burn victims and amputees, she was talking about auctioning off the arrow that she shot her first deer this season with.

That's something I can and probably will help with, I can make BAMC a stop on the way home- I'm sure the could use a strong back and a weak mind.

After reading that greedy, selfish blog I posted about a while ago, I won't be willingly be sending my money that way again.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Ok, I'll tell on myself

The other night I was invited out for a night with the guys. I told my
wife that I would be home by midnight... "promise!"

Well, the hours passed quickly and the beer was going down way too easy. At 3am,
drunk as a skunk, I headed for home.

Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hall started up and cuckooed three
times. Quickly, I realized she'd probably wake up, so I cuckooed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for having such a rapid, witty solution, even when smashed, to escape a possible conflict.

The next morning my wife asked me what time I got in, and I told her 12 o'clock.
She didn't seem disturbed at all. Got away with that one, I thought! Then she told
me we needed a new cuckoo clock. When I asked her why she said, "Well, last night it
cuckooed 3 times, then said, 'oh fuck,' cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat,
cuckooed another 3 times, giggled, cuckooed twice more....
then farted."

----------Ok, nothing struck me as rantable tonight ---------------

Sunday, October 09, 2005

I drove the wifes truck to work yesterday

#1 Because I don't trust the weather geeks (the Montero has a heater)


#2 Because it also has a C/D player.

I got to listen to the Rev. all the way there, and these two on the way home.

I also filled her truck at Flying J for $2.59- which is some inprovement. Not much, but some. The local Robber Baron still has it at $2.89 - wich is about par for the course- he's always a dime over San Antonio.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Here's a bit of enlightenment about care packages

He (or she) has a biting list of things to send- or not.
Now I know why I didn't get a thank-you for the combat boots. I guarantee it'll make me think twice about spending MY hard earned money again.

H/T Rhianna
Fire Dept. lets house burn down for $25

Yes I thought it was in N'awlins, too.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. There's outrage in northern Minnesota after firefighters allowed a man's mobile home to burn.
Carl Berg had failed to pay the 25-dollar annual fee required for fire protection for homes outside International Falls city limits.

Berg says he couldn't afford the fee or fire insurance. He says he lost everything in last month's fire.

The Fire Department poured enough water to put the fire out temporarily and make sure everyone was safe. But when the blaze rekindled later, firefighters let the flames destroy what was left.

Fire Chief Jerry Jensen says he doesn't want to see that happen again. He says a firefighter's job is to "put out fires, not to watch them burn."

Local officials have been haggling for two years over how to pay for fire protection.

That's the whole article.
Via Fark
The Mayor of Salt Lake City doesn't seem to want another term

In a recent interview with a British newspaper, Anderson seemed to compare living in Utah to living under the Taliban.

Most Americans know the Taliban as religious extremists in Afghanistan.

But if you ask Rocky Anderson, the Taliban may be also be right here in Utah.

Depending on whom you ask, Rocky Anderson either does or does not think this is what living in Utah is like.

Recently, the mayor told an English journalist, "I feel like we're in the middle of a Kafka novel sometimes...with a little bit of the Taliban thrown in."

Ok, I can't make a snarky remark about his party since both sides have said some damm stupid stuff lately.
Another quick thought on Harriet Miers,

If Harry Reid and the rest of the Liberal Dems are defending her, WHAT is she (and Bush) planning on pulling?

The leading Dems came out of the White House as giggling and giddy as schoolgirls when they heard who it was going to be. Now, the Party of character assassination is dissing the Republicans for talking bad about her.

Nothing this morning

After yesterdays goatroping of forecasts, I'm going to be sure I have enough warm cloths with me.
Yes being over prepared.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Roxanne wants your opinion

She's asking what the Dems need to do to get your vote.
Go over and let her know, I did.

Here's what I had to say:

Sorry, I can't see myself voting for a (National) Dem in the forseeable future.
They have insulted my beliefs, my patriotism, my intelligence, my religion (I'm Christian-not moslem), my hstory, my memory (they keep revising what happened back in the day).
Basically everytime they open their mouths, they find a way to drive me farther away.

BTW- the Reps are starting to follow the same pattern.

Yes, she's a Lib, but still be nice- it IS her house, ya know.

Via Protein Wisdom
I'd like to take this opportunity

to thank the weather-geeks here in San Antonio. They predicted the mid 70's today- at 5 AM.

When I was too far to turn around the forecast started changing.

Basically what we had today was a Norther- I think it got up to 58 today with a 10-15MPH wind and spitting rain. I'm glad I had a spare jacket in my truck. At least I didn't FREEZE to death up 8 feet high in an open chair on an empty field.

It's 54 degrees cold outside right now.

. . . And I had to isolate my heater core the other day- it sprung a leak.

. . . And in the Dodge, the A/C is always on- it's made that way.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

If you're interested in the Union Jack

Mrs trainwreck found a link that tells you all you want to know about the national flag of our steadfast allies accross the Atlantic.
Happy Ramadan

From the "Religion of Peace .

Why, is everyone on edge when the moslems have some kind of major "Holy" day?

I remember everyone holding their breath, just waiting for the invetable terrorist bombings when ever HANUKKAH came around, and the wave of maimed and dying childeren that Saint Nick always brought along with him.
It's about time is all I can say

WASHINGTON — Citing hurricane damage to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico, key lawmakers are trying to relax a decades-old federal ban on new drilling off California and the Atlantic Seaboard and to encourage energy prospecting in the Rocky Mountains.

Congressional proposals also aim to waive some air pollution rules to encourage expansion of oil refineries and to authorize oil drilling beneath Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

"Mother Nature proved just how vulnerable America is to supply disruption," said House Resources Committee Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy). "We must do more to increase and to diversify domestic supplies."

The legislation, likely to be voted on soon in the House, comes as oil- and natural-gas-dependent manufacturers have urged Congress to reopen the "85% of all federally controlled coastal waters [that] are currently off-limits to energy production."

It really sounds good, too bad that we have a bunch of RINO's up there lead by George "Trust ME!" Bush. We all know what'll happen to THIS legislation as soon as the Libs start whining.

Then we get another "sounds good" proposal from them-who-know-better-than-us

High gasoline prices, hurricane-triggered shortages and big refining profits are fueling a push to build the nation's first new oil refinery in 30 years.

The same forces are also triggering renewed efforts in Congress to give incentives and regulatory breaks to companies that expand their plants to produce more gasoline and diesel and jet fuel.

What's driving these efforts is that fuel production from U.S. refineries has not kept pace with the demand from a rebounding economy. The result has been painful price surges for consumers, truckers and airlines.

You have your usual special intrests on both sides, but in Fla. even Georges brother
doesn't want his state to benefit from inexpensive energy. Being the second half of the "Compassionate Conservative" duo, Jeb wants cheap energy without having to help pull the load.

I'm really getting tired of "politica-as-usual" and getting shafted every time I fill up.

(UPDATE 1-07-05 I guess Jeb is as consistant as his brother, he's now agreed to allow drilling off his coast)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Is anyone else having blogger problems?

I don't know if it's Blogger, my computer (I'm having SpyBot issues) or my connection.
I finally got through to Donnie over at Cadillac Tight, and kinda got in the back way from him.
A copy of an actual letter I sent to Schneider Trucklines last night


Just an opinion from someone who shares the road with you people.
Your drivers really should be more image consious. I was entering I-10 westbount just east of San Antonio from Cr1518 at about 4:00Pm when over the overpass on I-10 came one of your trucks. This truck had NO other vehicles (exept me) withing at least half a mile. I saw him as I was comming up thew ramp, and unless he was blind, he saw me. I had to slam on my brakes and drive onto the grass to avoid him.
I used to drive for Arrow Trucking (maybe you've heard of them?) and I know it's not required to move for an onramp. Most truckers will move if there is room, however- this is general courtiousness (and good company PR- stops letters like this).
The driver of truck #33342 pulling trailer #549010 should be reminded about driver responsibility in avoiding preventable mishaps.

Thank you for allowing me to have my say.

Yep, ol' mother trucker had the entire interstate to himself, and couldn't move one lane over.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Take a guess at which Socialist country this is from:

Initiative Measure No. 907 concerns energy conservation in homes.

This measure would require residents of cities with a population of 500,000 or more, in homes with three or more bedrooms, to refrain from heating at least one bedroom from October to February.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require energy conservation by residents of cities with a population of 500,000 or more, whose homes have three or more bedrooms. Such residents would be required not to heat at least one bedroom (at least two for homes with five or more bedrooms) between October 21 and February 21 of each year, and to seal off such rooms from the rest of the residence. Violators could be fined $10,000 per month.

WRONG, it's the socialist state of Washington.
If you thought that was gov't intruding on civil liberties on this one, you should see the rest of the ballot initiatives over there.

The media is always talking about Conservatives telling people how to live. Think about it, aren't the Conservatives just reacting to what the Liberals are always trying to shove down our throat? Talk about government intruding into bedrooms- Conservatives try to stay out of them, but you keep forcing attention to what goes on in there. The more preverted, the more you want to legalize it.

H/T to Rob
This is wrong in a funny morally wrong way

A group of German teenagers disguised as policemen to frisk the attendants of a beer festival in Munich. The teenagers pretended to be looking for weapons in the crowd of tourists, who came for Octoberfest in the capital of Bavaria.

They sighted the women they liked and gave a manual going-over. One of the victims of sex-swindlers complained to the police station on “a too intimate frisk” in the street.

After that, the real policemen figured out the teenagers and arrested them. Now all the three hooligans face the punishment for sexual harassment, indecent behavior and a pretension of being the personnel of law-enforcement agencies.

That was the entire article.

Ohh, yes- how awful that these juvenile delinquents would do this to those innocent women too bad I didn't think of it when I was that age, that's just entirly too much authority abuse, and sexual predation.
That is just WRONG

There are questionable things and so-so things, but carbonated yogurt just sounds gross.

For those who've never tried carbonated yogurt, here's what you can expect:

It's a little tart and a little sweet, and bubbles lightly with fruity flavor as it hits your tongue. People who like regular yogurt will probably find it tasty and also slightly weird, given that we usually associate carbonation with the fizzy bite of a cold soda.


Monday, October 03, 2005

Oh, look the French are throwing another strike

I guess the Socialists in Gaul are running up against the invetable human lazyness/greed.
They keep giving more goodies for less work and people are da-m well going to take it.

Well the gov't can't support the dead weight so much any more and is thinking about privatizing some of their industries.

French rail services face widespread disruption from Monday night as trade unions prepare for a one-day national public sector strike on Tuesday.

The strikers oppose government economic policies, including plans to privatise state firms, and complain that their purchasing power is being eroded.

Remember last week? Well maybe not, it DID happen in France:

Plans to sell off the SNCM ferry firm have already led to a week of unrest in the southern port of Marseille.

Company staff have gone on strike and other workers at the port came out in sympathy, stranding thousands of tourists on the island of Corsica for several days.

The government says SNCM is debt-ridden and on the brink of collapse, but it has already modified its privatisation proposals and now intends to retain a 25% stake.

Apparently tommorrow, they will take another mid week vacation have a transportation strike. It'll be Tuesday, so most Frenchmen shouldn't be too affected, since they only work two days a week anyway.
Everyone else is weighing in on Harriet Miers

I guess I'll put in my two cents.

I'm hearing about her lack of judicial experience- so? Does that mean she won't uphold the Constitution?
I'm hearing about her lack of any kind of "history"- doesn't bother me.

She's a fundamental Christian- good we need more of them.

What bothers me is what Bush's people are saying. "Just trust him"

TRUST HIM???? Are you nuts? Every time the Left starts jumping and foaming- he rolls over and gives them what they want. The only thing I trust George W. Bush to stand firm on is the G.W.T. Everything else is nothing but Left leaning Libera Appeasement.

Trust him- chit.

Trust him- my tax bill.

Trust him- to expand Medicare by the Rx drug scam.

Trust him- to cave on Soc Sec reform.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

I was just over at E-Bay Motors

Looking at motorcycles, and decided to look at econo-boxes since I can get a car with A/C for about the same price as a bike. Looks like the twin hurricanes have affected the offerings over at E-Bay. I could probably count the non truck/SUV's that are within 200 mi. of ZIP 78861 on one hand.

The whole reason I'm looking is the 100 mi. daily round trip. I want something economical; that's why I was looking at a bike. Makes sense, right- good milage and all. Exept that I'd be the only one that could drive it, and if wifes truck had to go in, she'd be S.O.L.
That and the fact that if I'm on my bike at work, and the teens (who will be getting their licenses' to drive) will probably need something. That something will NOT be my Dodge, OR moms 2005 Montero Sport(that we still owe 50+ months on).

I looked at the S.A. Express classifieds, and have alot of choice there, it's just dealing with the denizens of the Alamo City that is kinda worrying.
Well, the girls though we had ghosts

Maybe they're poltergiests.

The 14yr-old has been seeing a green patch on her ceiling sometimes at night. We put it down to somekind of reflection off the security light up the hill.

I guess we were wrong

I guess not only is he a ghostly eating machine, he's a terrible driver also.

The only licensed drivers in the house are myself and Mrs. Trainwreck. I don't drive the Montero because I don't particularly like it. She said didn't get too close to anything when she parked, and I don't remember seeing the NEW hicky yesterday. Our 17yr-old "would never think" of taking the keys in the middle of the night for a joyride.

Soooo, I guess Slimer got too close to the roof support post, and almost cracked the headlite housing along with scraping off the paint from the bumper (to)past the plastic fender flair. And, yes the white paint deposited on the truck matches the black mark on the white 4x4 post.

The 17yr-old isn't up yet, so we'll see if anything's admitted. But I just KNOW it was Slimer.

(I'd post a pic, but the cams batteries are dead, and we don't have any spare AAAs around.)

(UPDATE- When mom asked 17yr-old to come out and see something, she didn't look suprized at all- even though denying she'd done anything. The keys will now be stowed in our room.)
Microsoft looses Explorer patent case

I just thought I'd throw out this link for those that it might affect.

It may even affect me, but I'm no techno geek AND I run Firefox.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

This could be scary

Imagine, mice that can replace missing parts.

If they find out what enables them to do that, then they'll be able to translate it into human consumption. No one needs to die anymore. People can regrow damaged organs and limbs. Think about how it will be when you have people in their hundereds (age wize). Population explosion, financial trouble, insurance? I don't want to think of the potential problems that would (in my opinion) outweigh the good.
This guy was worth a look as a possible vote getter

He's running as an independent for the 2008 presidential ticket.
I went to his website to take a better look. He says he's a centrist, and after looking at his issues page, I'll take a pass. I agree with some, but disagree with most of his ideas.

I'm a Conservative, I believe that people should be responsible for themselves. Let me keep MY retirement money. As far as abortion, it should be between the woman, her conscience and her Dr.- but it shouldn't be legal to have a partial birth abortion because mom can't fit into her prom dress. In dealing with other countries Teddy Roosevelt said it right, "talk softly and carry a big stick"(also be ready to cancel foreign aid). I want to see line item vetoes for ANY President. Although I'm a non-practicing Christian, I'd like to see more (positive)references to God, and less anti-social promotion. As far as Iraq and the mideast, we'll get out when it's stable enough- not on somekind of calendar date (it helps keep the enemy off balance).
As far as energy and reliance on foreign fuel- DRILL, build refineries and pipelines- THEN we can ease the red tape of the obstructionist environmentalists.

Ok, the rant is done.
I'll keep looking for someone I can vote for with a good conscience- whatever party, or color they are.
We just sent the 14yr-old off somewhere

We still don't know where; it's "a High School that sounds like
it's a college, kinda close to Castroville." said she

Me: Incarnet Word?
Her: No, that doesn't sound like it.

Me: It's a H.S. on the south side?
Her: yes,,, but I'm not sure where.
Me: Kennedy?
Her: No,,,,
Me: San Antonio Academy?
Her: Ummm,,,, almost, but I forgot to write it down when she told me.
(note- we've been trying to find out since Tues. where she's going)

Me: Ok, next time have her print out a flier so we know Who, What,
When and Where.
She: She doesn't have time, she teaches (something) in middle school!
Me: She can't get to a COMPUTER- with WORD- at a HIGH SCHOOL??????
Me: and print it out???
She: Well,,,, I think she may be low on paper, , ,
Me: A***, I Know how much money that School District has, they are
NOT hurting for supplies.

Me: Tell her, next time she has one of these hairbrained ideas, to
print out a flier so that parents ACUALLY know where the
so-called adults are taking you kids. She is SUPPOSED to be a
professional, with some kind of college degree, and a
responsible adult.
Me: Tell her next time we don't have something in writing- you're
not going!
Her: I can't tell her THAT! I'm 14, she's a teacher.

ummmm. . .

Me: Ok, you're right. Thanks for reminding me. I'll send something
to the Principle.
Her: Can I have the $10 for lunch? I'll bring back change.

What's griping me about this, is that ever since she got into this
colorguard/band thing they've been Nickle and Diming us to death.
First it's uniforms- ok they need that, then

* shoes
* black spagetti strap top
* sports bra
* gloves
* pants
* color coordinated make-up, , , with glitter
* every away game a present for her "secret friend" (the
teachers idea) and food money
* gym shorts
* I can't remember what else- actually, it's something "else"
every week

I and her mother don't mind so much- it's just that we want her to
have some kind of ADULT supervision.

(This was originally ready to post at 9:30AM---But Blogger being Blogger -they said they were down for scheduled maintenance from 4:30-5:30PM PST)