Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thing-1 had a birthday

And we went to a Chineese joint.
Guess what one had as a side to her bait sushi?

Tracing links

I got a hit on my sitemeter and was kinda just link surfing when the obvious hit me.
Aside from the obvious Liberal blogs (Koz, MyDD, NYT), alot of the leftie blogs try to sound middle-of-the-road or even centrist until you look at their post titles and a sample of their posts.

Not even bothering with the left/right fallout regarding our next VP, I'm just wondering about those blogs.
I used to link to the Moderate Voice, and several other leftie-central blogs until they just fell over the cliff and I couldn't stand the Bush derangement syndrome any more.
What I'm wondering is- do those blogs really think they're *not* preaching the daily memo, or are they just trying to reel unsuspecting readers in?

I'm a conservative, have been since I saw how much the .gov took out of my first real check.
I don't pretend this blog is anything but what it is--some thing I vent on and hopefully entertain my 3-4 daily readers.

I believe we have too many people with their hands out and not enough self respect to be shamed about how they act.

I believe the baby boomers (which I'm the last part of) have ruined this country with their selfishness- and passed it on to their kids.

I'm a conservative, not a Republican. The Republicans walked away from me and the fact that they're now starting to act like Republicans is a good start, but won't automatically get my vote this cycle- they need to show me they learned.

I believe that drilling now WILL drop fuel prises and that nukes are more earth friendly than the other 'renewable energy' scams.

I believe that guns are tools. They're not inherently 'good' or 'bad' anymore than a shovel is.

I know my history, and that the socialist (they didn't call it that back then) experiment almost aborted this country before it was born, and the only way the Colonies prospered was to embrace the capitalist system.

I believe in God. I was raised a Lutheran, and although I'm falling down in my church attendance- I believe He will be my final judge so I try to follow my upbringing (for the most part).

I believe that I have my right to be 'offended' by rap lyrics and the actions of those on the left as much as those same people are acting offended by religion and historical beliefs(the Cross and the flag).

I love my dogs, but I know they're not furry little people and you have to act like big dog to get them to behave- it's the same with some cultures. They only respect strength and regard 'dialogue' as weakness.

After real life experience with owning foreign trucks, I believe I'll stick with domestic vehicles for the value. accessories, mileage and repairability(I can't get anyone to call back on the Mitsu tune up or timing belt).

I believe illegals will (mostly) go home if they don't have jobs or .gov assistance to stay here. I also believe that those responsible for hiring hundreds of plant workers can't claim they 'didn't know' they were hiring illegals, and should be sent to jail.

I believe that the earth has been changing ever since God separated the heavens from the earth and caused dry land to appear from the sea. (Isn't that kinda like ... evolution?) and that man has little-to-no impact.

Getting back to the beginning of this rant...I'm not sure what Liberals really think, but I believe that most have the emotional maturity of tweens, and that they'd rather argue with emotions than facts.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin in a bikini?

How about this?

Bring it on, I'd defiantly like to see that! She was a runner-up as Miss Alaska and the hottest Veep we've had running...EVAR.

Ace is saying the Left is trying to find intimidating bikini pictures so they can throw them up and ...I guess freak us out of voting for her...or something.
I guess the left has conservatives mixed up with their some of their core groups who would be grossed out by a hot babe. Or the Left thinks conservatives are so uptight that we want to bring back woolen bathing suits foe women.
Sorry guys, that's the RoP who you support in all their women hating glory...because they're, like so not fundamentalist Christians trying to force everyone to go to church.

Sarah Palin in a bikini.
Beauty, brains, boldness and a body!

Off to the saltmine again

Like I told the head of H.R. when he asked about our crew (after the leadman quit), if anyone offered me $XX.01- I'd start tomorrow for them.
Then I went on to tell him what was wrong with the chain of command and the entire project from my worms-eye view.
Which pretty much corroborated what the leadman said.

At least it's not supposed to rain because you can't dig a hold in water.
But, then again as much confusion as there is over there- they'd want me to do it anyway.

So, how soon do you think gas will hit $4/gal this week-end?
Or $4.50 if you're already there?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I would have tossed it, too

I guess I'm not the only one that thinks art should look like *something*.
Except that this Leger Cubist painting was Worth millions.

You make the call:

It's kinda like spanish...once they tell you what the word means, you go "oh, yeah- now I see the (english/latin)connection."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I know where the hurricaine is heading

And I haven't heard a weather report or even looked at a weather site.
As a matter of fact, I just got home and judging from the dime increase in gas, the hurricane is strengthening and heading right for the oil rigs.

The only oil rigs we have producing too---Thanks Libs.
The coming holiday doesn't help either, but those prices usually wit until Fri. to go up.

YEP, according to NOAA, it's heading right towards those deserving people of N'awlines for FEMAscam II.

We won! Please send money

I just got a letter from the NRA telling about how they helped win the D.C> v Heller case.
Now they want to go after other socialist cities.

BUT, in order to do that they need money. Thoughtfully enclosed in the faux legal document is a donation form starting at $20 and going up by tens.
Sorry guys, the only reason I'm a member now is because my gun club requires it- for the insurance.

Not much else is going on here. I'm still stuck at the mis-managed sportsplex by 1604. Yesterday we were informed that the in slab conduit that was supposedly changed to overhead was now back under slab, and that they are pouring this morning.
And the trench we dug and backfilled was supposed to have four more runs of 2" conduit when it was done....three months ago...before the sidewalks were poured.

Y'all have a good day.

P.S...that new seal/logo of the Obaminator, you've seen it right?
The dove with an olive branch in it's mouth on the American flag getting ready to fly?

How many of you know what a bird does as soon as it's air born to reduce weight?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

This being Sunday...

I should be doing things around the house.

In Karens new room, the closet door needs to be reversed because of the "artwork" that won't scrub off. The closet light needs a new pull switch and the entrance door striker needs to elongated to make up for the shifting house.
But, if I can't even stand where I need to, I won't do it.
I also found two coffee cups and a glass of evaporated cool-aide that I'd been blaming Thing-2 for. I guess it's just the ....ambiance of the room that lends it's self to hoarding kitchen utensils.

Thing-2's room needs the door latch roto-grinder treatment, too- but she's not too concerned about the dogs nosing their way in any time they want; so that's on hold.

The photocell in the carport needs changing, but I loaned the big ladder to the neighbors.

The lawn needs mowing, but it's still saturated.

The trucks need an oil change, but the grass is wet.

I have as much of the workshops flooring down as I want to go right now (the crooked pier and beam base and the square joists) because I don't want to drop plywood and have it rained on until I'm ready to get some cover on it.

I need to update my resume again.

I'd go to the range, but don't want to get eaten up by mosquitoes.

I'm just spectacularly unmotivated this week-end.

Joe Biden.
Those Libs love a loser, don't they?
I thought St. Barry was supposed to be the smartest negro in America.
But, then I'm not nuanced enough to understand how adding a 30 year D.C. insider is advancing *change*.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

This oughtta be fun

Our presumptive Veep is Joe Biden.
Now they have the Indian vote sewed up.
And be assured that we have a certified *clean and articulate black man* running for the leadership of all humanity.

.....Even the newsies on Fox are wetting themselves in excitement.

Yep, this ought to be fun to watch.

UPDATE (The first)
How do you FAIL an ROTC class? All you have to do is show up for a passing grade.

UPDATE (dos)
How many times has this dork failed at running for Prez?

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I'm still working at that clusterf*ck west of Randolph AFB.
It rained all week-end and the ground is still saurated, so I missed two days work and yesterday had to do interior work.

Today we have to straighten up all four of the 125' stadium light poles because the guy who was supposed to level them out half-@ssed it and now their standing crooked.

I guess I need to get used to ditch work in one spot for a while because I could just feel the loooorve from Selma all the way over to west San Antonio when they found out I had a blow-out and shredded all the fiberglass on the right side of the truck. $3000 worth of damage. The only thing that didn't get ruined was the furl tank. So with that and a new kid giveing the bosses b***s a tongue bath for ten hours a day, I won't be near any big trucks for a long time.

Oh well, I know I'm the highest paid laborer they have.....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

“Huzza, my boys, we’ve made a brig of her!"

On this day during the War for American maritime rights the USS Constitution was victorious in a short, sharp broadside to broadside exchange with the HMS Guerriere.

In 1794 the USS Constitution was part of a fledgling six Frigate Navy.
Carrying 44 guns,sided with Georgia Live Oak and over sheeted (carrying too much sail) she was the Heavy Cruiser of her day.

On this day in 1812, she was searching for the British Frigate HMS Guerriere (38 38pounders) who she spotted in fog earlier. When The Constitution- under Capt. Issac Hull foundthe Guerriere, they began to gain the wind advantage.
While maneuvering, they began to take fire from the Brits in the shrouds (ropes and sails).
Capt. Hull refused to fire until he was ready, and at 50 yards distance he let go his first broadside which shredded the British ship abaft and felled her mizzen mast.

Sailing past the unmanouverable ship, Hull then crossed her T with his portside cannon, sending grapeshot and cannon balls down the entire deck. This also weakened the bowsprit.

In coming about for another broadside, the Constitution became entangled in the bowsprit of the Guerriere and her Marines in the fighting tops poured musket fire on the enemy decks until they wrenched themselves apart.

The stress then collapsed the Guerriere's bowsprit bringing down her remaining masts, rendering her at the mercy of the sea and the Americans circling to re-engage.
After Captain Dacres surrendered, it was found that the Guerriere was too badly damaged in the hull to salvage and then set ablaze.
The Constitution was almost undamaged, with the 38 pounders of the British bouncing off the thick Live Oak sides, which gave her her nickname of "Old Ironsides".

The casualties were 79 British Tars and 14 Americans wounded or dead.

The USS Constitution is the oldest Commissioned active duty ship in the American Navy, she was involved in our first unilateral war in the Mideast, and served her nation during both world wars as a Barracks ship and a training ship until she was berthed at her home pier in the Boston Navy Yard.
She almost came under the wreckers yard because she was too worn out after the Civil War for the Navy to repair her, and was saved by a future Supreme Court Judge and a short poem he motivated Americans with:

Old Ironsides

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

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

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

Lets get a "Peace in Georgia" march going!

I just sent this to Code Pinko asking about their next peace march.

I was wondering if or when I can become a member of your latest anti-war march in San Antonio, Tx?

I looked on your websites and didn't see anything about a peace march against the Russians unilaterally invading a sovereign country without even the U.N. as cover.

I know as caring people who only want war to stop, that you're doing your best to keep abreast of the continuing atrocities committed in this war of aggression, and want to flood the world with anti-war statements.

Please let me know when I can expect to join your peace demonstration.

Thank you for your time and dedication to ending conflicts in the world.

Kurt Petrolopolis

I'll let you know when I hear something.
Maybe all us protesters can get together in say ....a phone booth.

There's a huge load of 'nuance' that I missed

I see by a Reuters story that the two candidates have different views on patriotism.

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. presidential election presents a sharp contrast between two types of patriotism: John McCain stands as a war hero. His rival Barack Obama calls Americans back to the can-do spirit of the nation's founders.

Ummm,,,ok. Now here's that nuance that I missed:

Democratic candidate Obama has made patriotism a core theme of his campaign, seeking to inspire voters to overcome divisions of race and party and using his own story as a child of a Kenyan father and Kansas mother as an example of opportunities available only in America.
Except, that being the Democrat Socialist that he is, he uses his victimhood minority status as a club.

But, like I've admitted before- nuance isn't my strong point.
The way I see it is that though misguided- McCain actually seems to WANT to put America first; while The Great [redacted] Hope wants to BLAME America first. But don't question his patriotism.

OH.....and in the vein of America being the sole source of evil in the world. How are Barry's plans for the invasion of Pakistan coming along? Looks like a good time to dust them off with the power vacuum and all.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Regarding the corn-for-fuel boondoggle

I made a comment over at Freds place about being taxed paying for that ethanol four times. The way I look at it is that I'm paying income tax and the government is using that to pay subsidies to mega-corporations involved in farming, and not so much the few remaining family farms. Then it's given to subsidize the ethanol mandate (usually to a part of the same company) to produce that inefficient, energy intense additive.
In addition, I'm paying a fuel tax if I buy it.
I'm also paying more for anything made from any type of corn product- meat, cooking oil, cookies, bread, soda... and the increased tax -again- as a percentage of the cost.

So, am I wrong for thinking the .gov is looking out for their big lobbyists from "Big Ag" rather than their constituents?

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Let there be BLOG!

Now I can finally be using the internet for what it's for:

Monday, August 11, 2008

It's deafening, isn't it?

The silence from the Left about Russia unilaterally and unlawfully invading a sovereign country for the sake of their imperialist aggressions.

Not to mention the complete outrage against the indiscriminate killing of civilians who's only fault was their inability to get out of the way of those mother rapers and baby killers.

But, then again, it's usually hard to condemn those who hold your ideologies.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Call me Mac Gyver

We ended up working yesterday over at the mismanaged football stadium on the east side yesterday.
The General Contractor who will remain nameless decided to do the underground work backwards- more or less. Generally you put the deepest utilities in first...sewage, drainage, water mains...footings.

This GC was afraid that the drillers would hit the utilities, so wouldn't let then get started until the piers were poured (and other utilities were being buried).
This CG was the only one I've worked for who refused to give elevations for the finished we knew how deep to put our conduit.
I haven't been there the entire time (thank Gawd) so I don't know how much we've had to repair, replace or move- but we do get paid to redo our work and just on rework the company made money. Lots of money.

Anyway, we were out there yesterday just finishing up rerunning the new conduit for the parking lot lights, and needed to bend some PVC conduit into the pole base where the paving prep crew had broken it -when we couldn't find a lighter for the torch. None of our crew smoke and we were the last ones out there.
I knew I didn't have any fire making materials in my truck, so was back filling while the others took their vehicles apart looking for a lighter or striker.

When I got done, I told the Lead man...we ARE electricians, we have plenty of spare wire lying around and we have a backhoe with a strong battery....we can get that torch lit and go home.
So we have three people, two pair of six foot wire and a 12 volt 125 amp battery for plenty of spark...ZAP, whoosh, *heat-heat*, glue and bury- and we're out of there.

I'm sure glad OSHA wasn't around.

We're still on the punishment list and will be until we get below 70% of allowable usage. We're at 89% now, and Thing-2 still insists on using her laptop that I suspect is the problem...because "I can't check my MySpace mail on the other computer."

That's because I have the cookies blocked from that spyware generator; but I'll unblock it so she doesn't have an excuse anymore.

Friday, August 08, 2008

More driving tips from Kurt

Yes, it's that time again.... Been a busy week for some clueless peeps out there.
I wonder if some of them still have their car in one piece.

  • Here's a hint to the kid who has a hard time with his spatial skillz- The drivers seat is on the LEFT. That's the reason the steering wheel and pedals are on that side. When yoy try to drive from the middle, you can't control your vehicle- especially around curvs at the speed limit.
I guess that's why you were going 15MPH below the speed limit on the lower level of I-35N in the fast lane during morning rush hour.
Here's another don't look cool- from the back you look like you have MS.
AND if you have a bud leaning the opposite way from the right, it looks like you two are ready for a liplock.

  • On passing, or weaving. How about repeated lane changin?
Once or twice is ok, you keep trying to take peoples bumpers off, and you'll piss off someone with a gun pretty soon.

  • It's an accident scene, NOT a show. Drive past it and look for it on the news, all you're doing is pissing off the 3/4 mile worth of traffic behind you.

  • The sign said the lane was closed, I got into this lane almost a mile ago- I'm NOT going to let you in at the last two yards.

  • If you keep getting passed on the right and then getting cut-off when they get into the FAST lane, you might consider moving into the GRANNY lane. The mile worh of open road in front and the red faces in your mirror might give you another clue.

  • I can only go as fast as the people in front of me let me drive; lunging a foot off my bumper won't make you go any faster. It might make me decide what to do with that half quart of gear oil I have rolling around next to my toolbox, though.

  • As I told the 17yr-old. When there's a huge traffic jam on a major road, and you see the big trucks all start to work their way to one lane- THAT'S a good place to decide to be, too.
"Oh, I know that."
"Really? How did you know that?"
"They can see farther down the road."
(OH! I didn't think of that.) "How about they're talking to each other on their CBs? The oncomming lane is telling them what happened and which lane is moving."
"Ok, that makes sense, too."

  • And in conclusion, allow me to point out one thing, again.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Update on our self imposed outage

DISHinternet or more likely WildBlue caved into Google (ok, sice they're both Liberally driven- happily partenered)and changed their start page, so I can't just take a look at my usage.

Now I have to sign-in at the "Google Partener page" then I get sent to DISHmail (GoogleMAil) then I can click to go to my start page.
Since Google took over, the download chart has been updated and 'improved' so now it onlt has my percentage of use (I don't need the actual Kilobites I used) and instead of updating hourly, We gat to see changes about daily.

We must have had massive usage, or Google/DISH has changed the way they measure both downloads and uploads, since after having the modem unplugged for a day and a half- we're down to 97% downloads and went UP to 50% uploads.

I'm wondering- if anyone knows, how much data would having about five different IM's going (on the same laptop) use? Is it data intensive, or more like looking at text pages? I know Wildblue hates BitTorrent type apps....

Anyway, y'all enjoy your day.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

I normally try to avoid a car wreck

But today when I got done shopping, I had to go out of my way to gawk.
See this ,,,ummm,,,,Caddy SUV pulled into the parking lot and the first thing I noticed was the air dam.
The 16" wide air dam that went from his lowered front end (about 3/4" from the ground) to his custom plastic covered bumper.
Then I noticed the 2" thick tires on the over sized rims.
After that my eyes travelled to the custom hoods scoops and the blackened windows - mine weren't that dark when I bought the S-10 and Johnny Law made me peel it off.
Along back to the plastic overly wide ground effect package at the sides and back, and the highly effective spoiler at the top of the rear hatch.

In all it looked horrible in an expensive way.

Wonderful, just terrific...

There'll be even more limited posting for the unforseen future.
We just got hit with a big Fair Access Policy violation because we not only got close to the top download limit- we shot through so fast that I only got the warning before we were over.

And since the only thing that changed lately is the 17 yr-olds new laptop, she'll be gounded from using it for at least a week- until we gat to 50% of our allowable downloads (1.2G average) and our usual speed (around 11Kps).
I don't know if it was her downloading everything she could click her curser on; she downloaded a virus or VISTA is talking to Bill Gates.

The reason I'm thinking if the last two is because our upload is 45% of our allowable. We've never had it that high even when we got fapped before, and she knows that if she downloaded too much she'd loos her laptop untill we got back to normal.

We are now sitting at 125Kps...not much for $75/mo. is it?

Saturday, August 02, 2008

So, sitemeter is giving fits?

I should say those of you who haven't updated to Fire Fox and are having problems with Sitemeter because your Internet Explorer7.

My laptop has F/F 1.5.?? and never freezes or crashes, the main computer has F/F 2.5.??
and doesn't have problems. I didn't like F/F 3.0 because it's too much like IE7.

In addition to all the quaint 'quirks' of Explorer y'all are having, I'd like to point out that I get more spyware from Thing 2 going to her 'social networking sites' when she insists on opening Explorer- than I do on F/F looking at p0rn trying to remember what a female looks like.

But I'm not talking to anyone who's actuallyUSING Explorer, because YOU CAN'T READ THIS right now.
Can you?

So now we know

So you take the angle of the dangle and transpose it with the velocity of the rotational attitude with the additional sine wave of the mass, then in the next equation we add the rhythmic acoustical signature of the timing.
Thus you come up with:

Oh, btw- congratulations Brian May!

Friday, August 01, 2008

On the morning TV news

We have these two notes on the important business that out Liberal Congress is looking at.

A permanent ban on cell phone conversations on airlines. Two of the things I caught were the(usual)overly loud and abusive conversations inflicted on their seatmates.
The fact that people have been taking pictures of sensitive parts of airplanes with their cell cameras. Think about that for a moment. I just woke up after a weeks worth of overtime and I realize that a cell phone can take a picture without being connected, so how is that law going to change anything? Are they going to require phones to be in carry-on baggage? Or will they be required to put them in their checked baggage (for ICE to steal)?

Also is the fact that making college more affordable is a looming priority for them.
No, they're not going to look at the huge and unwarranted increase in tuition and fees.
BUT they'll do something to make getting loans and your money grants easier to get.

Still no mention about doing anything in the way of increasing the supply of fuel in America before their month long summer break.