Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We have met the enemy

And she was a U.S. Senator Representative from Georgia.

Well, actually it was the Israeli Navy that met Sen. Moonbat.

They'd been chasing the boat, who refused to co-operate for over half an hour when the collision occurred. Maybe no one on board spoke english that well. We know the Senator Rep. doesn't :"McKinney said, "There is a need for the medical supplies that is on this boat;..."

Thanks Cindy, and we're also glad the Israelis are stress-testing those weapons for us.
I Hope they keep it up until there ARE only women and children left.

Go Team Israel!

We have new neighbors

Or maybe not. The people living catty-corner down the road are doing things that weren't being done last year- in a maintenance kind of way.
They also have a dog that we hadn't heard until several months ago.

It's a Beagle or Basset Hound or one of those others that don't bark so much as bay.
and bay.
And bay, and it sounds horribly bad tempered.
An angry type of noise at nothing.
Which even the neighborhood dogs are starting to ignore.

I wish I could, it's an annoying angry warble that tells me it would rather vote for a Liberal than eating.

Due to the drought

All fireworks are banned in Bexar and surrounding counties.

And just to get y'all used to the newest and best example of Orwellian governmental socialist Nationwide law enforcement, we're being encouraged to turn in your neighbors for ANY infringements of the ban.
They'll then be visited by tomorrows incarnation of the Sicherheitsdienst because you know,,, our newest administration knows this is for the best.

Oh, guess which party is:
A- The one the County Judge Nelson Wolff belongs to


B- The majority in San Antonio city government.

So remember people, if you see your neighbor,,or any of your relatives doing something suspicious- let any of The One's helpful representatives know.
Because that policy has wonderful precedence in his belief system.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Look what Thing 2 just bought me for Christmas

She just doesn't know it yet.

I,,,ummmm remember some of these women from a prior life...

...And if chit goes right, we'll be able to afford to run some of these:

That explains alot

If you have a populatuion that believes in magic and make descisions on rumors and feelings, you can easily make then do whatever you want.

No, I'm not talking about Obamabots, the article is talking about Arabs, and the way they see things, including the force fields around our FOBs and stuff.

You know, I could use a pair of those X-ray shades.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It was awe, dammit

Those Marines that Himself deigned to visit for a photo op over Christmas weren't aloof and restrained, they were in shock and awe from his greatness.

He went to the Marine Corps base just to say Thank Y......... Oh! That's why he was in the mess hall with the awed troops.

Good thing for moral that Bush is on the way out...

Thanks to J.D.

PSA on the Saxet gun show

For those searching, it will be at the Freeman Coloseum next weekend. January 3rd and 4th in San Antonio.
If you're on I-35, take the ATT drive exit and head south- it'll take you right to it. It will be on the right.
If you're on I-10, take the Houston St. exit and go west (notrth) toward the Valero station. about half a mile from that, you'll see it on the right.
Parking is $3 and admission is $10.

I'd go, but don't want to fight the crowds. Even my gun store was crowded this week-end. Usually there are just a few cars in the lot, but when I went past the day after Christmas it was full.

There is an old saying

Something in the line of "be careful of what you wish for, because you may get it."

Well it sounds like the Lightworker is starting to get a little tired of those who got him elected. He's already crying about the constant slobbery kisses girlish squeeling adoration coverage of the media.

The press is noticing too, and trying to let you know just how hard it is being the ONE.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Texas has a bi-yearly Legislature

As in it meets every two years.
I heard that one of the items on the agenda this year is the American Cancer Society trying to get the Lege to outlaw ANY smoking in a public or private business that is open to the public.
You know,,,private property where adults congregate by choice. Even though they *know* there is secondhand smoke.
Yes a do-gooder organization is trying to get the TEXAS Lege to make a blanket law, so they (the ACS) doesn't have to go to every city in Texas to ,,,coerce their citizens into behaving the *right* way.

This is still TEXAS- where the concept of personal responsibility is still alive.
Sure smoking is bad for you. So is drinking (in bars where they want to ban smoking), so is too much fast food and driving too fast.
If a private business wants to ban smoking, let them. People will go where they feel comfortable. If it's a smokey bar with tired barflies, well then let them get lucky.

As far as the health care costs they cry about, that's SUPPOSED to be taken care of from that ginormous Big Tobacco shakedown during the reign of Slick Willie- remember?
Not to mention the ever increasing sin tax smokers pay to defray the additional healthcare costs.

They don't want a statewide smoking ban for the *good of the people*- they want it because they can. Pure Liberal Socialism. Since they're trying to outlaw a legal product, why not just make a notional law to prohibit it. It was tried once with booze, and we all know how well that worked.

So to my State Senator Carlos Uresti(D) go against your instincts and say NO! to this intrusion on personal choice.
AND State Rep. Tracy O. King(D) go against your "Moving Texas Forward" progressive cr@p and try to keep Texas Texas, NOT NYC on the Brazos.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Larry the Cable Guy

Is having his Christmas special.
I noticed that he took pity on seveal young women to hire them for his time-out segments...
What a Christian thing to do.

Merry Christmas Larry.

Finished with your Christmas spread?

Feeling tired?

Wake up and feel the joy!

Oh come all Ye Faithful

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Silver Bells

And a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanuka, Winter Solstice, or whichever loving holiday you celebrate.

A cranberry tip

If you're making a grenadine-ish cranberry sauce and don't have grenadine or a jar of cherries, cherry Kool-ade will make an acceptable alternative.

I found this out on Thanksgiving.
So after playing with it after too much O.J. concentrate), I came out with this chutney sauce.
  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 med apple- chopped
  • about 1/2 cup raisins
  • about 1/4 cup dried pineapple chunks -cut into quarters
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • about 2 cups brown sugar
  • a dash of allspice...maybe two
  • a dash of cinnamon (optional)
Mix in sauce pan and simmer until thickened.
Taste, and ad white sugar as needed.

Merry Christmas

From Casa Trainwreck!

Via Robert Earl Keene.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Every one is thinking of Christmas

I got passed by an F-150 this morning in the rain, he was in a hurry to get to the site of his accident, I guess- judging from the way he was driving.

Then I was moving a 35' box van to a jobsite when I saw a cop chasing a speeder.
As they worked their way over to the right shoulder, I started slowing down.
The slower I went, the slower the F-150 went that was door to door with me on the left. I was a little trapped by a cop in front and a clueless elf on my drivers side.
The slower I went to ger behind her (and out of the cops way) the slower she went until I had to hit my bakes so hard she had to pass me and I just got out of the cops way in time to miss him.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

To all of you that celebrate it...

Happy Festivus Day

Now amaze us with your feats of strength,
And you may air your grievances into the wine.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jodie calls

The Navy never really made them an art form.
Because they were on ships and had their own sea ditties.

The Air Force always had a ride, I bet their booters were chauffeured around so they didn't have to get their unbloused boots dirty.

BUT the Army and Marines *DO* march.
A lot.

So, here's what Thing 2's boyfriend is going to be hearing some time in June...

I'll reserve my BZ's until you leave Parris Island, guy.
AND Thing 2 isn't coming to help you celebrate your graduation,,,sorry.
I *know* what that celebration entails.

Thanks Rhianna for yor earworms.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Tonight he's in the Windy City doing a deep dish pizza challenge.

Sorry Bobby, but even the dead people are going to vote for the local guy- no matter how good your pizza is.

Daym, what a surprise, it was unanimous for the Chicago guy.

Dinner Impossible-
They're in Biloxi, MS making a tent city meal for hurricain survivors.
It turns out that ALL the donated kitchen equipment was designed for natural gas- instead of the propain they were provided.

They are scrambeling to get Gawd knows how many different venues to cook the meal.
I *know* that there is a Natural gas line along one of the main roads that can be tapped in less than half an hour and ALL the temperary ovens and grills working in 45 minutes.
I guess out of sight is out of mind.....

Someone's going to hell

Especially if he meant to sing like this.

Thanks to Phlemmie who's a bit more forgiving,

Oh no!

Our new Jesus is going to put Joe **I full facts out of my @ss** Biden in charge of ...ummm....narowing the middle class divide.

See, for some reason, I guess they see the middle class shrinking under *The Ones* administration, and it will be the Gaffmeister's job to "do something" about it.

I can see this ending badly.
I hope I can work myself into the category of "evil rich" before Belly gunner Joe fixes it so I can't afford to do anything but hold on.

But on another note, we can only hope that he's as frigging incompetent on this as he is at everything else, and nothing will happen...

And speaking of boobs, let me introduce you to the Obama nation. Yep, straight from The Smoking Gun.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A pay raise of almost $5,000

Want one?
Sorry, YOU aren't one of our elite leaders who are going to get another automatic pay raise next year.
These are the same people who caused the implosion of the Mortgage industry, which in turn tipped the scales on everything else.
Which caused them to give away over 12 Trillion Dollars of your money. So far.

These are the same ones who didn't say jack chit to their contributors in the money industry except "How much do you want?"
These same people who want the heads of the Big Three to work for free- because of 'bad management' are going to get a $4,700 pay raise, and their staffs (the ones who can't be bothered to even READ the bills to be voted on) are going to all get raises, too.

Because everyone in D.C, is doing such a tremendous job looking out for the taxpayers interests.

Eartha Kitt

and her Christmas list

In the modern version of the 'reason of the season.'

Friday, December 19, 2008

In matching Erica's Post

I'll match her with ...
I'll come out for Christmas:

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Forgive me

I just can't hold it in.

An affiliate of cBS has a slideshow of celebrities that happen to be Republican.
I'm not really surprised at the country singer and NASCAR people, but at some of the actors who are there.
If you go deep enough into that list you find Jamie Farr.

So to paraphrase Mr. Hopey McChange...

Does that make him

Bitter Klinger?

It doesn't matter what it looks like

It's still a firearm.
It has a barrel, a chamber and fires bullets.

Everyone who owns a firearm should be fighting for the rights of everyone who owns a fire arm- weather you *like* the weapon or not.
If you use it for target practice, self defence or hunting.

Just because your .30-30(oooh ... pretty baby...) doesn't look like that EBR the Mr. Lightworker wants to ban doesn't mean it's not in the targets of Those Who Decide either.

Just because you don't own any pistols doesn't mean that it's ok to sit back and let them take away someone else's right because they don't 'need' it.
Just ask yourself this- and I'm talking to all three of you that are reading this...

What kind of car and how many do you have? Are you sure you 'need' that SUV instead of a Yugo? Why do you 'need' so many vehicles instead of taking turns to use just one?
Who do you want to decide what you can drive and which vehicles are banned?

And since owning a vehicle isn't an enumerated RIGHT in the Bill of Rights, it should be much easier to ban certain types of vehicles than scary guns, right?

Hmmmmm...any kind of gun? Even if it's not worth $200?
Earlier this year, the NYPD tried a different tact, teaming up with churches willing to host the buy-back program, and offering a $200 bank card to anyone who turns a gun in.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Is anyone else all of a sudden having issues with AdAware?
I downloaded the daily newest security update and now I keep getting "Interactive service dialogue" about AdAware crashing.

I restored my computer to before I downloaded and still keep getting crash alerts.
I guess I'll just have to uninstall and reinstall it....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our new DearLeader promised change

Are these the new civil security forces he has in mind?

Stolen from the Jawa

How to follow directions

Can you follow directions? Sure you can,,,or can you?
Here is a simple test to see how well you can.
CONCENTRATE and give it a try- but you only have three minutes to complete it.

It works better if you can copy this test- or hand copy it (or just pretend)
  1. Read everything before doing anything.
  2. Put your name in the upper right hand corner of the paper.
  3. Circle the word "name" in sentence two.
  4. Draw five small squares in the upper left hand corner of the paper.
  5. Put an "X" in each square.
  6. Put a circle around each square.
  7. Sign your name under the title.
  8. After the title write "yes, yes, yes."
  9. Put a circle around each word in sentence #7.
  10. Put an "X" in the lower left corner of the paper.
  11. Draw a triangle around the "X" you just made.
  12. On the reverse side of the paper, multiply 70 times 70.
  13. Draw a triangle around the paper in sentence #4.
  14. Call out your first name when you get to this point in the test.
  15. If you think you've followed all the directions so far, call out "I have."
  16. On the reverse side of the paper, add 8245 and 9863.
  17. Put a circle around the answer. Put a square around the circle.
  18. Count out loud, in your normal speaking voice, from one to ten.
  19. Now that you have finished carefully reading theses directions, do only sentence one and two.

Feel free to pass this along, but I wouldn't mind a mention- instead of just copying a post and dropping it in your blog without attribution.

It hasn't got out of the thirties since Sunday

I'm glad I'm off this week and not sitting on an elevated exposed piece of equipment.
I think I found out why a spring mandrel isn't such a hot idea -in practice.
In theory it's great, but making the spring is alot harder using #12 piano wire.
I'm sure I could get it right if I used an actual spring manufacturer to make them.
I just can't afford an initial set-up for an unproved idea.

Maybe I'll come back to it.
I have another idea that might be better anyway.

I might start selling repair sleeves for conduit, too. I can make them cheaper than the short factory couplings and they'd work better when easing conduit around a bend PLUS the glue would actually work.
I wonder if I need any OK's for that? UL or NFPA?

I don't WANT to be working where I am now next year, and I want it to be my own choice not to be.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The reason we celibrate this season

Not, like the Reverend Stephen Coulter of Dorset, England, do we forbid this song for politically correct Barbera Streisand.
Yes, he banned his congregation from singing it because of the way the Israelies had to protect themselves in Bethlehem from the childeren of Allah.

H/T Interested Participant

I worked all day yesterday

It was really windy.

We were at (redacted) I.S.D.s San Antonio's newest sporting complex at the old Quarry. We were drilling holes for parking lot lights.

Kind of like a reverse norther, the wind was out of the south and getting warmer. I was watching a *HUGE* Texas flag flying almost constantly straight out. It was about a mile away and still looked as big as the flag at Lundquist Chevy dealership. I took a picture with the phone, but even at the highest resolution I could get, all you could see were the construction trailers and the handicapped sports field behind them. I knew it wouldn't look the same as I was seeing it, but didn't think the flag would be almost unseeable.

Funny how cameras work that way.

I'm off for the week. I spent today making Karens present and working on the right size form to bend wire for my experimental conduit bending form.
I still don't know why there aren't any out in the field.
It's such a simple idea that's been around in pressure controls forever.
It's simple, cheap enough that when it gets run over or buried, it's no big deal.
I mean someone must have though to stiffen hot conduit so it didn't kink on them...or deform under it's own weight instead of throwing away the ten or fifteen that were ruined at $18 a stick.