Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The new unemployment numbers are in, and why aren't the Dems screaming?

I mean it's at frigging 12.6%, where is the outrage?

OHHH, no wonder that number came from Germany, the modern socialists working model.
They really ought to be happy now- last time it was that bad there was another socialist party up and comming.
The National Socialist Party. Had the same love of Jews as (it seems) the growing public opinion. I bet their new 'untermenchen' would gladly help with the Jewish question.
Here's something I like to put in one end of most of my ropes

I like to use a Maidens Eye or Flemish Eye, but the only Flemish eye I could find was for wire rope using a swedge fitting, so this Eye Splice will have to do.

Monday, February 28, 2005

The Little Turtle

A little turtle begins to climb a tree
slowly. After long hours of effort, he
reaches the top, jumps into the air waving
his front legs, until he crashes heavily
into the ground with a hard knock on his
shell. After recovering his consciousness,
he starts to climb the tree again, jumps
again, and knocks the ground heavily again.

The little turtle persisted again and again
while a couple of birds sitting at the edge
of a branch, watched the turtle with pain.
Suddenly the female bird says to the male,
"Hey dear, I think it's time to tell our
little turtle he is adopted".

Is this posting yet?

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Lets go nuke - and I've got an answer for the spent fuel!

I found a new blog, via Machias Privateer, she was talking about a mini nuke plant- seems as if I'd heard about it before, probably in Popular Mechanics?

It's a self contained safe nucleARrrr(Zippo) battery. Toshiba calls it a battery because there are no moving parts.

This new blog gives alot more information about it.

It seems alot safer than our old ones, and even my technically illiterate butt knows it'll be ALOT safer than the Russians'.
It's self contained and about as big as a water tower.
It would be a great thing for Cali, but the enviro wacos would rather see an entire mountain range full of ugly white windmills (that KILL birds) than neighborhood discrete powerplants.

Toshiba offered it to a small town in the Arctic Circle. All this small town of Galena, Alaska has to do is get the DoE to approve it- about 2 years of paperwork and fighting anti-everything envromentalists. Yes I know nothing's 'free" it's to show off the technology, ok.

The thing has an anticipated life of 30 years, and basically no maintenance, since it uses a non-pressurized liquid sodium cooling system, and a "mirror" array to keep the reaction going- something goes wrong, move a "mirror", it'll stop.

Oh, as for the nuclear waste, why not send it into the sun?
-Gets it to a place safe for us.
- The sun won't even feel it- since it'll vaporize long before it hits the surface.
-As an additional plus, since it'll be so comparativly mild, it(ANYTHING we shoot at the sun)will cool it down a little, and help reduce "Global Warming".

Gawd am I brilliant?
Dear Time-Warner,

I know your company is a bunch of Liberal sycophants- but your channel 07 is SUPPOSED to be a TV GUIDE channel. When I go there I want to see what's on your line-up- NOT the Rivers' kissing ass on the Hollywood elete.

I went there SPECIFICALLY so see where the OSCARS were NOT.

I sure am glad the girl I talked to when I moved in here convinced me that not only was I NOT watching Time-Warner, they didn't WANT me to sign up.
Does anybody remember the
shoot-out in Tyler
this week?

Anyone? I'm sure my two loyal readrs do- they're from here (Texas).

It had all the ingredients the MSM wants for an anti-gun story (Angry male, AK-47 *ASSAULT* rifle, dead Ex-wife, dead by-stander, wounded Cops)- EXEPT that it didn't end with the slaughter of any more innocent people.

And it was interrupted by (legally) ARMED citizens.

Via Boortz

Saturday, February 26, 2005

I didn't know E-Bay had this , , ,

But The pet Jawa wants you to help out Jeff Gannon , somehow- don't know what E-BayPorn has to do with him. But if Jawa sez it'll help, then, , , ?
The Ward Churchill experience- part,,,ummm -whatever

I was just checking out the $10 Mil payoff to Chief Forked-tongue (not true-yet), when I ran accross references to his military experiences.

I "AskedJeeves" about it, and he gave me this from Free Republic .

I haven't been paying alot of attention to it- he's a loudmouth lib who's chickens are finally comming home to roost. I hadn't heard about his 'Nam heroism, tho. Bill Clinton could have used him to buff HIS military record.
The "smartest" thing Cliff EVER said on Cheers!

One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining
the buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. And here's how
it went:
"Well ya see Norm, it's like this....A herd
of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest
buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the
slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed
first. This natural selection is good for the herd as
a whole, because the general speed and health of the
whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of
the weakest members."

"In much the same way, the human brain can only
operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive
intake of alcohol, as we all know, kills brain cells,
but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest
cells first. In this way, regular consumption of
beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the
brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why
you always feel smarter after a few beers."
Dean Esmay has a challenge, , ,

He wants you to name any Democratic (a real democracy, not one with Democratic in it's name) that's been in a deep, prolonged famine.

He also says that freedom loving people don't war against each other, or if they do it's not a "bad" war.

If you disageree with those two ideas- name them.

Easy, huh?

Friday, February 25, 2005

THIS goes to show just how good we have it here.

Ok, Lets look at some things logically. If we (the USA, Canada & Europe) had anywhere near as much to worry about as the second, or third world, we wouldn't be up in arms about what GUMMI BEARS look like, or alot of the hysterics from the left. If we didn't have it so good, we'd be worried about
  • a reliable supply of clean water,
  • steady electricity (sorry Cali. you made that problem- doesn't count),
  • mothers dying trying to deliver healthy childrem- not their right to kill them,
  • healthy children being born and living to adulthood.
  • being able to heat our hovel in sub-zero winter.
  • having reliable transportation- not gassing up a HUMMER.
Ok am I wrong? Have we as a First World country got it so good that we've forgotten that life can actually suck so bad that we don't worry about smelling second-hand smoke from a block away?
Update on the letters I sent Feb 08

I sent copies of a Letter I wrote to my elected officials.

UMmmmmm, nothing yet.
But I'm not giving up hope on those caring people in DC, they're busy protecting me from myself.
Thank you Wedge Donovan (new pic)

Now I have about 2 weeks to find a renter here, and then an affordable house near Castroville. The 16yr-old took it ok, we haven't told the 14 yr-old yet; she's being- well, a teenager.

But I DID get about $9,000 in wage change for the better.

Now I need a new blog name, since this is fixed in location.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Now, a tail of two trials

Elliot tells about his adventures in a Texas coutroom.

And then you have this circus.

I don't know if he's guilty or not, but he's not right.
I'm kinda late on this weeks EUrowienie bashing
But here's my contribution, from last Fridays edition of The National Review Online.

Denis Boyles Has a piece on How to Euro Speak.

In it he gives this advice:
Europeans hate the way Americans talk. They think we're loud and uncouth and they don't like our jokes, except for
Michael Moore. Plus, they resent the fact that they’ve had to learn our language because if they didn’t we wouldn’t buy their stupid metric widgets or visit their overpriced ruins.

So when the president goes to Europe to give his speech to all the EU-niks in Brussels on Tuesday, it’s important that he speak clearly — or at least clearfully. Because there are a few things he needs to say, and they can all be summed up in seven handy, easy-to-utter phrases:
  1. Get a Job <, , ,>
  2. Clean up your own mess<, , ,>
  3. Stop taking bribes<, , ,>
  4. Since you can't defend yourselves, get out of our way<, , ,>
  5. Knock-off the EUro-hypocracy<, , ,>
  6. Start a "No european left behind" program<, , ,>
  7. Jaques, Gerhard, get a better campaign issue<, , ,>
He ends this with:
"This kind of knee-jerk hatred colors the judgments of both men and their fellow citizens. If Germany and France hadn’t already demonstrated their ability to market brutal hatred during World War II, this might not matter. But to fan the flames of grotesque intolerance during a war on terror just to keep two political hacks out of their own growing unemployment lines is a bit much. If that’s worth deep-sixing the Atlantic “alliance,” that’s jake. Or maybe we could give Germany our Security Council seat (and our share of the bills) on our way out of the U.N. Let Europe pay its own way for a decade or two. If Bush makes nothing else clear when he arrives in Brussels Monday night for a “working dinner” with Chirac it should be that ultimately European anti-Americanism isn’t our problem. It’s Europe’s problem, and Euro-leaders should take the lead in solving it."

I just wish someone would listen.
Todays history lesson

I was going to say something a bout the quote by C.C.Pickering, 'Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.' , but found out it wasn't a direct reference to our FIRST unilateral foray into the mideast.

My bad--oops
Here's a Knot for Zippo

They call it a "Sailors Knot" but actually it's a Carrick Bend.

It's REALLY thundering bad here, even the dogs are scared- well the white, fat, gay thing is anyway.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I guess if I do get that job, I'll have to remember transformer connections

Guess I'll start on the easy ones.
OK, the disability thing's taken care of- kinda.

, , , Still feel like I bought a bill of goods, though.
I guess I'm going to have to start remembering how to tie Knots again

If I'm going to be up on a pole, again.

This one's a bowline.


Got frustrations at work?
Go pop some BUBBLEWRAP.

Via Ace

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Light Blogging tonite

Got some "interesting" news from a former employer who I thought was paying me disability. Seems they 'misplaced my letter of resignation, and didn't send me any information saying that the DR released me to return to work. He didn't tell me, and my nerve damage in my right elbow is still as bad as when I walked away from the truck.

I'm kinda pissed- they want me to pay it back.

Haifa-adai (that's a Gauammanian Aloha)
Happy Birthday George

Monday, February 21, 2005

Anyone remember Elian?

Ok, I see your eyes rolling, so I know you do.

Val over at Babalu Blog has a 'behind the scenes' post about Elian.

Like about 279 million Americans I was only interested because of the spokes-babe.
I ->know<- I should be interested, because Cuba is a fully functioning Communist enclave 90 miles to the south of us-the US. It just- somehow- seems - so- remote- from- anything, that it's hard to get our back up anymore, , , I guess.

For Val and the rest of the Cuban refugees, it's PERSONAL.
It made me realize/ remember they're freedom loving Cubans- not 'Mexicans from the islands'.

Go read his posts, it makes it more personal.
Ok, I'm surfing the web with the TV on for background noise

Listening to Monster Garage, as they "modify" a Model A (sob).
As that Pepto-Bismo commercial came on (stomachupset-heartburn-constipation-diarehah), I started thinking of other annoying/bad commercials.

  • That Mcdonalds rap radio commercial while I'm listening to country or talk radio, I always think of that as I go into their competition.
  • the SWBC/ SBC commercial- one is a telephone co. the other is a business services co. their phone numbers CAN't be that close. How can you OVERLOOK the "W" they're not even close in the phone book.
  • SBC again with their two dorks selling their cell phones.
Ok, they're arguing about upside-down intake gaskets, looks like it's getting interesting.

Have you got any favorite bad commercials?
Can't think of the rest
Over in the UK, they have a new TV show called Demolition

In it they ask for nominations for a building to be bulldozed to the ground.
(and rebuild in a new show next season-aren't Brit shows great?)
Well the townsfolk of Cumbernauld (Scotland?) heard about it and wanted the entire town demolished. (Registration required)
Here are the basics:

Town so ugly, residents want it demolished


Key points
• Cumbernauld locals nominate entire town to be razed as part TV series
• Despite being location of Scottish film Gregory’s Girl, town has few fans
• Response to suggestion mixed on town's streets; Channel 4 politely declined

Key quote
"It’s a bit further than we want to go for a programme" - Channel 4 spokesman

Story in full: POOR old Cumbernauld. The town with all the popular appeal of a Moscow suburb is under fire again but this time from within, according to Channel 4.

The station is making a four-part series Demolition, in which viewers nominate an "eyesore" building they want bulldozed.

Some residents of Cumbernauld have apparently demanded Channel 4 help raze their entire town to the ground.
<, , ,>
`Criticism of Cumbernauld, created in 1956 for the Glasgow "overspill", usually comes from outsiders.

Its stark architecture has few fans and it was described as one of the worst places to live in the UK. The Idler’s Book of Crap Towns said "town-planning students visit Cumbernauld to learn what not to do".

Before that, a business magazine awarded Cumbernauld the Carbuncle Award, bestowed annually on a town deemed to be a blot on the landscape.

The town centre was described as "a rabbit warren on stilts, a sprawling, angular concrete complex that is soulless, inaccessible, like something from Eastern Europe".
<, , , >
But on the other hand-"It has not all been bad news for Cumbernauld. It was recently named as an official treasure of late 20th-century architecture by a United Nations heritage body. "

I know it's been blogged already, but who gives a cr*p about

Paris Hiltons phone info?
Everyone already knows she's a complete Ditz- if I can be that charitable.
I know this blog doesn't make alot of sense sometimes, but I'm an Einstein compared to her.

Have you read what she's messaged?
My dog could do as well- the dumb one.

She has no talent, or looks, or anything -exept- daddys money. I guess that's what it takes to be "someone" on the Left coast.

What do you call an intelligent blonde?



A Golden Retiever

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Captains Quarters Blog has a post on the new DNC chairman.

And I have My own slant.

He's saying Dean is revving up the base (moonbats). Ok, Bush isn't making his base all that happy with his "compassionat conservatism".

If a third party came out with a REAL conservative, the Republicans would have a real problem. Off hand, all I know is that Ron Paul is the only one that's voted as a conservative- with any consistancy.

Get a Zell Miller party and I'll give it a good hard look.