Sunday, September 30, 2007

NOW they tell me

Ok, so this is why cats dig me. I'm not a cat lover, so I don't go fawning over them. I guess next time, I'll treat them like a dog and not have to deal with them again.

~~Edited because I went to my worksite from here~~

Speaking of money for nothing, does anyone know about Texas workers comp laws?
I had a step come apart at my last job that did something to my rotator cuff on my right shoulder. I went to the Dr. and had MRI's done, but nothing showed up...except for the cracking/grinding. The company took me off driving and put me in the yard (at 10/hr) until I signed a release. Nothing was done- including PT because I needed the driving pay, and they were self insured.
Now my shoulder is getting worse, and I don't care if they have to sell one of their brand new trucks to get me fixed. I'm starting to think about one of those phonebook cover lawyers....

I missed it

Yesterday was Gene Autry's birthday.

At first I was going to make a cell phone comment

But after watching the video, I think I'll be making a comment about a 'steam' roller not being able to steer itself like the operators burro used to.

Yesterday when he was in Mexico.

If you don't know what I mean, look at the picture/vid then look at the yellow line.
There was also no signs of roadwork that I could see.
I wouldn't expect to see a roller coming at me on the wrong side of the road at night, either.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Liberal nannyism

You notice I didn't say anything about Dems only. That's because the Republicans are just as bad in advancing government health care with their vote (an unimpeachable vote) to authorize the NEW AND IMPROVED version of SHIP.
The one that calls 25 year olds 'children' and those making 200% of the poverty line...'needy'.
After the huge boondoggle of his complicated and over priced prescription drug plan, I don't know why Bush would have a problem signing that new advance on government intrusion.

I have a problem with that. I believe and was brought up to believe in and expect personal responsibility from others. You screwed-up, take your lumps and learn from it. Chit happens, it's not always "someone Else's" fault. These Libs in charge of government education have so brainwashed the kids (and got a good start on their parents) that somehow AMERICANS feel the need for government to take care of them.

We used to be independent and self reliant. When Karen first got here, she was kinda surprised that people didn't run to the nearest gov't agencies for help for everything. I tried to explain the different mindset between us (the U.S.) and Europe ("But we're ENGLISH, not part of Europe" "Sorry hun, but that's across the water, you're Europe just like all Americans are Yanks to you.")

This is basically what I told her---Kurts condensed history 50.5
    Since the Romans took over and got run out, you've had some kind of centralized government that took care of laws and infrastructure.
    America is a young country, and 200 years ago this land we're standing on now (Maxwell, Tx) was wild. It only saw white men when they travelled the Camino Real from one mission to the next. The main government then was in Mexico City- and they didn't care what happened here as long as they got the gold.
    150 years ago the farthest west that was still semi civilized was on the east side of the Mississippi river. It wasn't until after the Civil War that the railroad was built across America- THAT only happened about 130 years ago.
    Up until almost the 1900's, anyhting that needed to be done- roads built, rivers crossed, dams built, courts and laws enforced- were taken care of by the citizens in their community. We never relied on D.C. to really "DO" anything for us.
That's why Americans are (ok- were) a different breed- we grew up depending on ourselves and neighbors, not government. Mexico had the European centralized government mindset (you can see how well that's working here), and Canada is....French.
It's too bed that we're getting so...'civilized' now.

Ya know, I originally started this post about Fred Thompson being called 'lazy', and was going to say that we need more 'lazy' people up in Washington.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Did you know there are other things happening in the world

Besides the 24 month run-up to the November '08 presidential election?
There's Libs giving tough love to their idol over at Columbia University.

The French elected a pro-American president.
The Mexican governmnet is complaining that we're forcing their best and brightest to sneak across the border.

The border is still wide open- both nort and south.

AND...over in Britain- the Queens own are throwing rude gestures in front og the commoners. Even though I live with them, somehow I just keep expecting them to be,,,"more", you know?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

It took the GAO to discover this?

H*ll, illiterate third world immigrants have know about this forever.
That's what the uproar was about during the amnesty plan.

It seems that our boarders are "porous" and able to be crossed without any questions, if you don't cross at checkpoints.

Gee,,,you could even bring in nukes without being caught.

And tomorrow there will be a schedulled outburst of outrage coming from D.C. because, you know people can sneak in.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Amadinijad at Columbia

And the 'slapdown' he got.

"Like getting scolded by Fraizer."

Stolen from MVRC

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Christ on a crutch

I'm paying over $75/month for this satellite broadband and I'm really getting tired of the dial-up speed I'm getting more and more.

You'd think that if a company wanted to make money by supplying satellite broadband, they'd put a down link somewhere besides a city sitting right next to a third world country who's citizens jobs depend on who they know-not WHAT they know.

But then you wouldn't be a PC company called wildblue who'd rather show their love of diversity than actually expecting people to KNOW what they're doing.

I have to wait until Feb to drop the overpriced middle tier of service and a drop of $25 for a-little-better-than dial-up service. Especially when it's cloudy out.

So, I guess these are the same people who's jobs the illegals have?

There's an appartment complex in San Antonio that has a dress code (more or less) for their tenants. One of the clauses is not having inappropriate tats or piercings.

WOAI did a newsbuster thing about it.

I'm just wondering if they're the same ones crying about not being able to get good jobs because of what they choose to do to their bodies? You know, the ones with tats and implants and piercings that feel the need to protest because life's "not fair!"

If you want to do that to your body, it's up to you. Don't force me embrace you with open arms while you have a nose thing while serving my food. I know how that got there, and you probably didn't wash your hands. Sure, you can claim "Freedom of expression", but that never meant that there wouldn't be repercussions from what you chose to express.

And as long as we're on the subject of tats and what you're telling other people about yourself...
GIRLS...those goal posts on your back that announces to anyone who looks that "I'm a sloooot, and like it up the out canal" is going to bite you when you get knocked-up and want an epidural- since they won't give you one.......because of the ink.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

THAT was the fake bomb ?

I finally found a picture if the "fake-but-accurate" bomb that threw the entire Boston Logan airport into a lock-down tizzy fit.

It's almost as scary as the "other" bomb threat they went through about 3 months ago,,, I think that had LEDs and batteries, too.

Ok, I'd be inclined to let her off, except that I have one question about the pictures I've seen of her.... is that her real hair, or a fright wig?

Ohhh, and if you haven't seen it yet, it was one of those Radio Shack do-it-yourself circuit boards and a 9v battery to light up the "star"-duh- on the board and *no* tape was used in the production of said "bomb".

My only post on the MoveOn ad

The Senate had a vote to condemn that "Betray us" ad this week.

I notice that Obama couldn't muster the cajonies to vote one way or the other.
How are we to believe he can make the hard choices? To stare down an enemy?

We all *know* Hillary has it in her to destroy someone she thinks is in her way, and to smile while doing it.

On this day in history

Two years ago hurricane Rita hit the Texas coast and southwestern Louisiana.

Not that you'll hear much about it from those who were all in N'awlins complaining that Bush hadn't fixed everything a week after Katrina hit.

You also won't hear much because most of the residents of ~well everywhere but N'awlins~ had the sense to evacuate, AND the municipal officials actually had buses RUNNING for those that didn't have transport. Sure, the plan had problems. At least it was implemented and things were learned for next time it needs to be used. At least it wasn't sitting under Chocolate-boys desk, replacing a broken leg. . . while he was throwing a hurricane party up in Baton Rouge.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

So, does that mean our food bills will be falling anytime soon?

Corn-derived renewable energy sources create more greenhouse gases than fossil fuels, according to a study from an international team of scientists reported in the London Times.

Research findings published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics calculate that corn and rapeseed biodiesels produce up to 70 percent and 50 percent more greenhouse gases respectively than fossil fuels.

Read about the eye-opening fuel alternative study in London Times report.

The study focues on nitrous oxide, which is 296 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Scientists found that the use of biofuels released twice as much as nitrous oxide as previously realised.

The research was performed by scientists from the U.S. Britain, and Germany and it included Professor Paul Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning ozone scholar.

Corn-based ethanol is the leading biofuel alternative in the US while rapeseed is used in 80 percent of biofuels created in Europe.

Because, ya know, the Federal mandate about the E-85 was all about the environment.
It had absolutely nothing to do with "Big Ag" getting unrealistic profits from your tax money or anything like that, did it?

Friday, September 21, 2007

In honor of Brits' sleepwalk through the grammies

or whatever they were, here's the Friday Not blonde blonds.....




Sorry, but I can't handle sraigh Gwen...

Christina (the original vid here)

Ok, she probably is a real blonde...gimmme a break, I like this song.

And the not-so-fit...
Mamma Cass

Ella Fitzgerald

And we can't forget the cause of her stellar preformance, can we?

-----AND a bonus question.
What do all these featured entertainers have in common, that sets them apart from our favorite pop tart?

It must be a black thing

To gather thousands of people to protest for 6 guys who attacked ONE other guy and sent him to the hospital in a coma.

See these 6 guys just happen to be black, and one of them has already been well known the the local law enforcement agencys. They beat the cr@p out of a white guy and got thrown in jail......about six months ago.
The whole thing started with three other white guys hanging some nooses over a tree limb near the High school.
The six-on-one attack took place in an entirely different location at an entirely different time......with an entirely unrelated white guy.

Anyway, not one to miss a way to bring racial turmoil to the cameras (and probably some compensation ~ahem~), Jesse and the rest are down in Jena, La. protesting the boys being in jail, and going in front of the Judge.

Because it's, like racist to hold someone accountable for their actions if they happen to be black. Colored. Africa-American. Not white , or whatever.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Now, there's a party I could look at more closely

Unless, of course they look like the Democratic leadership.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kinda catchy- in a bubblegum way

I know the 'Obama girl' but not the rest.
Enjoy the,,,calasthentics

Ohh,,,,it's a salute to the troops!

Good job girls!

THAT didn't take long, did it?

No, I'm not talking about Juice putting another one over on the legal system.

The Libs in Congress are ressurecting the Amnesty bill under the *sigh* benevolent DREAM ACT which is ostensibly to help 'immigrants' access their higher education.

This is nothing more than a back door way to force the amnesty bill on America. It's oddly enough, sponsered by Democrats who are so compassionate that they want to force you to pay the freight on the illegal community, and now they want to force you and your kids to take a back seat in college to the litters of third world lawbreakers.

Because, you know, they *care*.

Give your Congresscritter another shout, and remind them that YOU can vote and that you don't want to reward lawbreakers.

You know the old Bible story about the sins of the fathers don't you?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Every time I hear about the "subprime" motgages

and the crisis that the lenders (who really should have known better) caused themselves...
I just have to wonder *why* we don't hear who the people are that can't pay?
I mean are they trailer trash that decided to move up?
Blacks out of the ghetto?

It couldn't be that all these big banks and lending companies were pawning off loans to people who couldn't actually...PROVE who they were, could it?
You know, the people taking on more debt than their @ss could stand- even IF the rate didn't go up. The people who take out the overpriced loans that Americans won't?

NAAAhhh, we're always told how honest (except for the illegal entry and identity theft) and hardworking the illegals are, something for the rest of us Americans to emulate.

Monday, September 17, 2007

They shudda let George do it

Be cause we all know that he was responsible for the Twin tower collapse.
They were working there for WEEKS without anyone getting suspicious of all the drilling abd jackhammering on the critical support structures.
Nobody raised an eyebrow about the new shabby-chick chainlink fencing and tarps wrapped around those same support colums, or the new floor to ceiling windows on those same floors.

I'm sure the BusHitler/Cheney machine could bring down four smokestacks from an old paper mill.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I wonder who got wrote up?

And we have yet another frivolous lawsuit

This time it comes from the Land Down under.

From a female pro golfer for accusations made that shes basically a slooot.

And although the paper didn't actually *say* it, I'm sure they meant with guys.

Everyone knows that members of the LPGA are gay, don't they. It's like a membership requirement. No matter how hot they are.

In another Farktacular story from Oz, the Navy is paying female (officer) sailors for getting boob jobs. If an enlisted wanted one, they'd probably just roll up a 55 gallon barrel of industrial silicon and a huge syringe.

Don't want to be wasting that money on the lower ranks, do we old chap?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

AMERICA, f*ck yeah!

Not safe for pantywaste Libs, and any other Hate-America-Firsters

Ummmm, that means you Harry Reid and Tom Lantos (both D-antiamerica)


Stolen from Sweetthing

I don't know what's worse

The fact that the 'teacher' that sent the letters didn't even get a slap on the wrist, or the fact that several parents signed and sent the letters back.

See, a teacher in Chico (Cali- I guess) sent some letters home with the kids asking them to resign their American citizenship.

AND being the good little Libs they all are, when it blew up in their faces claimed it was taken wrong. That they never ment to actually *DO* what was said. That it was all a *mistake*. How about sloppy?
Hey, it was a history lesson- the teach never even thought to tell the parents it wasn't a real letter.

Bidwell Junior High School administrators said a letter sent home with students in an eighth-grade class Tuesday was a good idea for a history lesson, with bad execution.

The letter, which appeared to ask parents to renounce their U.S. citizenship, prompted phone calls to the school from several irate recipients.

Principal Joanne Parsley said teacher Mike Brooks never intended to have parents sign the letters, or forward them on to President Bush, to whom they are addressed.

"It was a well-intended lesson that didn't shake out too well," she said, adding that Brooks would not be subject to disciplinary action.

Reached at home, the teacher said his U.S. History class is studying the Declaration of Independence, and he decided to write a letter putting the document into modern language. His intention, he said, was to send it home for parents to review, and possibly discuss with their children.

He concluded the letter with "After careful consideration of the facts of our current situation, I have decided to announce to everyone that I am no longer a citizen of the United States, but a free and independent member of the global community."

...And the result?
She said several parents reacted adversely to the letter, but a few sent them back signed.

Nope, no agenda in that history class.

Friday, September 14, 2007

And, since I've got cars on the brain

Your Friday night selection involves motor vehicles.


A brand new shiny red super stock car

A little Deuce coupe


What would we do with out the boys in brown?

And how can we end without the
Big Red Rocket of Love?

OK, you math wizzes

Tell me if I'm doing this right.

Right now I'm doing about 120 mi/day for the job and using 10 gal per day in the Ram.
This looks like. 120/10=12 MPG...right? My records show 13 MPG..but...

A Ranger/B3000 is about 18 MPG average. Which looks to me like 120/18=6.7 gal/day, and 6.7 x $2.60= $17.42/day x 5= $87.10/week in gas.

So 10 (gal) x 5 (Days) x 2.60/gal = $130/week in gas in the Dodge is about $42 per week in savings.

So I can get a cheap truck for about the price of gas savings.

Right? Or did I miss something?


Don't bother me for the next hour.
I'll be watching "The DoKtOr".
~Or~ as we say in over here, The Doctor.


Why are these new Dr. Who's getting so creepy?
Moving statues and disappearing people?

You've heard about HillaryCare 2.0 haven't you?

She's set to unveil the return of her Government
that went over so well back when she was the co-President.

But then, maybe she doesn't remember that...she's kinda challenged in the memory department, isn't she?

And in more of the reality biased community...sometimes you just have to say WTF? (SFW).

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm still around

Just haven't really felt like doing much.

Guess it's that mosquito born stuff that "GLOBAL WARMING" is bringing to the states.
You know, Malaria, Dengue fever, African sleeping sickness, Equine Encephalitis... the normal things that the MSM loves to bray about.

My work is getting slow, so I'm having to 'find' work- sometimes. I'm getting faster at burying drops (or hiding orange cable), so am usually getting off around noon. Cool, I'm aiming for a 10 drop minimum/day--more is better.

I'm *really* needing to replace the '98 Ram with almost 180K miles. In theory, if I get a Ranger or Colorado that gets about 18-20 MPG, I should be able to pay for it by the gas savings.
BUT--I deal in real life, I'm an optimistic pessimist, (or a pessimistic optimist), and *know* that nothing goes as planned, so I need to think about what to do WHEN it falls apart.

Scene 1- I could get a part time, on-call kind of job (at around $10/hr), since I'm done with the main job at noon-ish.

Scene 2-- I could get a part time job with the rival phone/TV/Cable company doing what I'm doing now on a different check (to keep money separate).

OR--I could do the extra 2 days/ month thing to get the truck payment. ( Or just ask the dispatchers if our guys have any drops on the far east side to pick-up the extra 18 drops/ mo. I need for the truck)

Decisions, decisions. I need to *really* start thinking before I end up picking up transmission parts off loop 410 at morning rush hour....

I'm also getting tired of waiting for the satellite connection to re-establish itself. Not long after I upgraded my Wild Blue account ($20 for an extra 30kps), did they complete there melding into the death star. NOW whenever it's overcast here and in Laredo, we lose connectivity. As far as the once exceptional (and American) tech support, we get automatically thrown into the waiting que dead-end.
Last time I was on for over 90 minutes ~on hold~ before I got disconnected. I called billing and was told about a problem in Laredo (again). I just wish we could get reliable broadband out her in the sticks.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

At least he's not looking for adult diapers

That's Beckys thing.

I get guys who don't know what that IMAGE button is right next to WEB.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Now, for something as serious as the Kangaroo court in D.C.

There was a manhunt on in Minnesota the other day.
I'll let you read the Smoking Gun here, but you have to click the link for some serious Democrat-like gravitas at his arrest.

Yep just like the D.C. hearings.

SEPTEMBER 11--Meet Carlton Davis. The Minnesota man, 26, is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing a cell phone and purse from a woman he mugged on a St. Paul street early Saturday morning. According to police, after the woman turned over her belongings, Davis announced, "Now I'm going to suck your feet." Which he did, after the 24-year-old victim removed her shoes. Davis, who fled when passerby approached, was apprehended by cops a few blocks from the crime scene. He was booked into the Ramsey County lockup, where the below mug shot was snapped. (1 page)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Are they throwing their mask away?

I'm sure anyone who's been near a radio has heard about the Petreaus hearings.

And Tom Lantos' (Communist- Kaliforistan) opening statements about how they won't be listening to anything General Peteaus has to tell. That as far as the Democrats ar concerned, the matter is closed, and America needs to surrender to the Islamofaschists..

Just out of curiosity, where is that accent from? It sure seems that it would be comfortable saying something like "You yust vaite Komerad Libby, ve are not done mit you yet. I vill be at your door at 2AM one morning."

So, not only do the Liberals feel comfortable getting in from of America with their anti-war, anti-American views-----they do it with some one with an accent reminiscent of some one on the wrong side of the Iron curtain.

NOTE: I found a copy at C-Span, but Firefox doesn't even recognize the format. Hope you can listen.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Wadda think?

I'm putting about 110 Mi. on the Dodge every day and around 10 gal/day.

So how does this look?

It's got enough room for my work stuff in the bed,and I can use it for a people hauler, too.

If I need to move something long, I can get a trailer-OR- design a "sling" to lift the extra tail up. Then I can sell the idea and live "comfortably" on them that buy sooper short beds and need extenders. Kinda like those cheap-@ssed plastic and aluminum tube things.

Ohh, KBB says it's about a good price, too.

I'm sure you've heard about the new iphone price by now

So tell me if you can see a common theme in these pics:

How about the fact that they're all tools?
The ones in the last picture are the worst used because they actually made an effort to be used so badly because they wanted to be the first on the block with an overpriced goody that could only be used on a restricted platform, with all the bugs not worked out yet.

How do y'all feel about that over-rated piece of plastic being discounted $200 two months after you spent $600 on it?
Brand loyalty is one thing, slavish obedience to flash is dangerous.

I think I'm about average

in intelligence- even if it doesn't show in this blog.
Sometimes, while listening to the Legacy media, and those they quote- I think I'm a little smarter.

But I'll be the first to admit that sometimes the punchline of a joke completely eludes me.

Like this one.

Just when you thought it was safe

so stop worrying about piddly, unimportant cr@p, comes this NEW and IMPROVED!! tale of terror.

See, those chips that were supposed to help your pet get returned to you are now DANGEROUS!!! If they were implanted in you, they could turn into tumors and just maybe KILL YOU withing 3 months (maybe)

Because the could cause......MALIGNANT TUMORS (in rats bread to get cancer if you sneeze wrong). It's been proven!!!!!!

Don't let them implant Transponders into anyone you care about!!!!
Because the 1 in a trillion possibility isn't worth the cost of Paramedics actually being able to scan for your medical history at an accident.

You heard it here first,,,,I haven't even seen it at Fark, yet.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Some pre- Petraeus video

Because I just *know* how the Libs are going to act.
Because they're already acting like it.
This is a little dated but will work, besideds she'a pretty babe-ish for a major conservative editor.

Friday, September 07, 2007

The 'Twilight Zone" movie just started

So, to get in the mood:
The opening scene~

Golden earring - Twilight zone

And on to CCR~~

You could use this as a Twilight Zone setting, right?

Cause lots of people have seen the aliens there...

I had a C-10 named this

And I did, and it was a coastline, not a river...

The Twilight Zone - Time Enough at Last / Pink Floyd - Time

Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone

Here's a translation of the new Osama video

Thursday, September 06, 2007


I'm supposed to mention the passing if Lucino Pavarotti.
I'm sure all my readers will be heartbroken, and fly over to Itally to show their love.

OHhhh, he was some kind of ferner who sang for uppity rich snobs.

Probably wouldn't let Toby Keith in the front door, ya know,,,not proper.........*sniff*

Just a quick Chelsea Clinton update

Hillary is kinda worried about who's going to start hitting her on family sex scandals, so she's getting only she can.

She called Chelsea last Sunday, and wanted to get the skinny on anything that her enemies could use as ammo against her, so she asked.

She said Chelsea, you know the vast right wing conspiracy is out to get me any way they can. They'll use you and Bill to attack me, so please tell me the truth. Have you ever had illicit or questionable sex?

Chelsea said.....Well,no... not according to dad.


I hoooome.

Early again as you can see on the timestamp.
That's because were caught up on bury drops for the extra large-and-beurecratic cable company I sub for.
I don't *really* mind getting on the minus side of $200 a day for 5 hours work, but I have to look for the extra jobs. I'm only getting 4-5 assigned now, so I have to know where to look for cable that's exposed. I guess it's a good thing the gas dept. taught me to look at my stuff as I drive past it. ...And the fact that I've done so much underground utility work that I can almost *see* an inch through dirt...

Anyway, I'm home. I almost got into three wrecks on the way to work today, and guess what they were all doing???!!!!!!?????
--C'mon, guess.
--Really, take a wild @ss guess at what they were doing instead of driving.


Did anyone guess that they were jacking their f*cking jaws on a telephone?
You should have, because every one of them were too busy to even fucking LOOK before they changed lanes.

I guess that's what put me in the mood to *see* a cable at my last drop. I was in her yard at a pedestal and she came flying into the back yard:

Yankee: Waddaya doooin in my baaaack yawd!!?!!?

Me: Hi ma'am, I'm with (Large Cable Co.) burying a cable from your neighbors to this ped.
Me: I rang the doorbell before I came back, but I guess you weren't home.

Yankee: No, I heard it. I don't have to answer for every doofus -->>that's Me :-D<<-- that rings the bell. Why do you have to put that there? Why didn't the guy who was here Sunday do that?
Are you going to kill more of my grass (the St. Augustine grass was as good as I'd seen it in the shade of all the trees) because my husband will want to tear someone a new one if it gets any worse.

Me: No Ma'am, I'm going to hand dig in this bare area right under these two Oleanders to the ped, won't take me more than 10 minutes.

Yankee: That's awwl yer gonna doo? How do I know your not going to kill dose bushes too?

Me: *I just made myself another $17 on you lady and I don't care if you have cable or not*
All I'm going to do is dig a trench about two inches deep and cover the cable, so it's out of the way.

Yankee: Well them bushes better not die. That house has been there for a long time, why are youse replacing it now?

Me: Because sometimes they go bad, especially with all the rain we've had.

Yankee: Can't choo move dat green thing?

Me: No ma'am, you need to call the cable co. and see if you can sweet-talk them into it. *Fat chance*

As I was finishing up, I re-buried some of her side neighbors cable, too and ended up with three drops in a little more than an hour.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Good frigging grief

Now we have the latest example of just how *good* we have it here in America, ok- how about the first world?

We don't have to worry about where out next meal is comming from, or where we'll be able to sleep safly tonight. We don't watch people we love dropping like flies from preventable disease, or living conditions.

We DO, however have our public watch dogs ready so sound the alarm at the slightest blip in normality. This time it's the dangers of micro wave popcorn fumes! That's right kiddies, that bowl of nice, freshly popped popcorn could (just possibly, if everything was juuuuust right) give you a lung disease.

Consumers, not just factory workers, may be in danger from fumes from buttery flavoring in microwave popcorn, according to a warning letter to federal regulators from a doctor at a leading lung research hospital.

A pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center has written to federal agencies to say doctors there believe they have the first case of a consumer who developed lung disease from the fumes of microwaving popcorn several times a day for years.

"We cannot be sure that this patient's exposure to butter flavored microwave popcorn from daily heavy preparation has caused his lung disease," cautioned Dr. Cecile Rose. "However, we have no other plausible explanation."

Ok, so did he live on the stuff? Did he stick his nose in it and inhale every time it came out of the oven?

Are you sure that at one time in his life, he didn't walk past a smoker? You people are always telling us (without the numbers- I notice) that even a sniff of secondhand smoke will increase the chance of cancer by so many percentage points.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

More rain

It's like we got set over in England, or something.
Everything is green.
The mosquitoes are out in force and the earth sticks to everything.
I came home early because I got tired of scrapping 5 pounds of dirt of of anything I used to dig or fill in a cable trench.
Including my boots, I couldn't even push enough dirt in to fill a 2" deep scrape and cover the cable- the majority would stick to my boot.
Not to even think about trying to tamp that sticky stuff.

I saw an Isuzu pick-up on the way home, sure looked like the Chevy Colorado and I was wondering if they were the same with different badges.
I went on the Isuzu page, but didn't find any with auto trans, so I guess not. My shoulder (that the MRI says is fine) gives me trouble once in a while, so I don't want to have to be shifting all the time if I don't have to.

In the weather front, I see American tourists are starting to flee the Mexican coast ahead of Felix.
I see that and have to wonder WHY would Americans spend their money going all the way to Mexico to see trashy, crowded run-down slums and hear that damme Mariachi music blaring all over when they could save money and hop over to their nearest 'little Mexico' and get the entire third world experience close to home.

I also see that the Peoples Democratic Republic of Califoristan is running short of electricity----again. I guess they'll have to ne-imagine another "5 year Plan"...or maybe use electricity that comes from those *EVIL* C02 emitting power plants.

Which wasn't even mentioned in the arcticle.
I wonder if anyone in Sacramento is affected by their 'environmentally correct' stand, or is it just the great unwashed that has to live with the results of Liberal policy?

Monday, September 03, 2007

Flash PSA

From the department of the blindingly obvious....

Guys and girls have a completely different view of what kissing means.

They also found out that:

The questionnaires revealed men were less discriminating when it came to deciding who to kiss or who to have sex with.
They were more willing to have sex with someone without kissing, to have sex with someone they are not attracted to and agree to have sex with someone they considered to be a bad kisser.

Ummm, guys- next time yopu want to spread some of that money around on studying the real world, look me up.
I'll be glad to use your money for 'research'.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

When something sounds too good to be true,,

It usually is, right?

Is that why I smell something fishy about a 2 wheel drive Chevy Colorado with a Z-71 off road package?
At only $5100 (now) for an '06 with less than 10K miles on e-bay?

Why do I think the seller has an (east) Indian accent?

I wonder

Why I got so many hits from a Google group that has this for a description?

Description: Focused on historical media which depicts men, their lifestyles, culture, and sexual fortitude! To join, you must have an appreciation of all things historical as well as pornographic! When requesting membership, please state that you are of legal age, and welcome!

I don't think I have any antique pr()n on the I?

Also, just for you Googlers looking for hurricane Felix, he's a Cat 4 now, and it looks like he'll be following Dean. You might want to try searching for National Hurricane Center or NOAA hurricanes.

Thoughts on shopping

I got back from our Wally-world (semi)superstore a while ago.
Some things I noticed:
  • It only takes two foreign speaking women and a cart to entirely block a main aisle.
  • It only takes one woman and a cart to block a normal aisle.
  • To some people, shopping is a demolition derby.
  • You want to try getting shopping finished before church lets out.
  • You'd think some one in charge would schedule more than two checkers on a major holiday weekend.
Dove season opened here yesterday, except for the section south of HWY 90, which is why I only heard guns north of the parking lot. I'm sure dove is good eating, but isn't it like not worth the effort? They're not big birds anyway, and you have to bone them and dig out the shot, for what- 10 minutes and a piece of meat as big as your thumb? AND you always miss some shot.
I'm not against shooting them, but for me it's not worth the money or getting up that early- I'd rather sit on my back porch and rid the world of wild pigs.

Happy V-J Day!



Guess where our next gas price increase is coming from?

T.S. Felix is now cat. 2 hurricane Felix.
And just when I was starting to find a use for the extra $20 a week I had from lowering gas prices.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

I guess the programmers are off this week-end

So we're treated to a marathon Dr. Who thing.
I watched this version at the E.M. club bar every afternoon while homeported in Gulfport, Ms.

This was the only Dr. Who I knew. I thought it was kinda weird -in a cool way- but it was British, so it had to be as cool as Benny Hill or Monty Python...right?

And any of you autdiophiles might be interested in the *how's* of the original BBC series,

Ok guys

Now it's time to do the eyewash thing and remember I put that up for a GIRL.
This is to help get back on track:

Ok, you can't even say alcohal was involved in this stupid stunt

...and TANKS!

Ok Becca

Just because I'm a nice guy, and you're in pain.

Guy candy for crips: