Saturday, September 15, 2007

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: