Thursday, July 31, 2014

An issue involving the new "safe" fuel can

Someone had an excellent analogy about the creeping effects of government over-reach using the common fuel can as an example.

It went something like this- Some cube-dweller at a .GOV agency decided that the old fuel can (that worked and didn't spill fuel all over) was too dangerous.

So they mandated a new kind of spout...that didn't work.
Then they mandated another kind that spilled fuel all over (making thing safer, you know).
Then they redid the regulations several times until we get the lates "safety can that we have today.

It's an automatic spring closing cap that operates by pulling back on the carrying handle.

Except- that the ONLY way to secure it in a pick-up bed is to use that same handle to secure it to the bedrail.

THEN when someone drops a grill into the next lane over and you have to make sudden braking and evasion maneuvers from the car next to you ....
That same handle will spill diesel from the canted-over can.

Then we get into the aerodynamics of a pick-up with a closed tailgate and what it does with half a gallon of sloshing diesel.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Compare and contrast-

This anchor detail on the USS George Washington also drops anchor in waters too deep.
They do a controlled drop without an E-efing- 7 running around with his hands jammed in his pockets.

This is how it's supposed to go..........
............And stop............

Monday, July 28, 2014

I think I found the problem with the chain locker

You can see the reason for the dysfunctional anchor room at 0:45, 0:54 1:07 and a good long look starting at 1:35.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just saying

Except my uniform was OD green.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Just throwing this thought out

Since 0bama and the rest of his Minions don't feel the need to obey any laws they don't like,,,,,,,,,,

Why do we keep hearing about that 2008 law that says you can't deport Central Americans, when 0bama has a Pen and a Phone, and can change any laws he wants on a whim?

Yeah- I know.

Just had to get it out into the open :-)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014


I'll drink to that!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy birthday America!

Yeah, I know it's missing one....

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


From the ranch about 15 minutes ago.

Monday, June 30, 2014

This would really suck if it were true

Because SeaBees get the Marines hand-me-downs....

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This looks like the new viral video in my FB circle

I'm sure it would work at idle, but can anyone tell me how he got it to 55MPH just by letting the intake slurp vapors?

To my knowledge, to get more speed, you need more fuel.
If you take out the fuel pump and don't add a way to push more fuel- it'll stay at

And the dinosaurs in the Establishment roared their defiance

Because when Thad Cockran used Democrat voters to win over a Tea Partier...we're told "we have to join together and beat the Democrat" :-)

But when one of theirs gets beaten like a red-headed stepchild, it's we'll give our money to DeeCee in retubution for losing, and so what if a Dem wins next time.

"Virginia's Republican 7th District Committee, which is dominated by supporters of outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, voted to send most of its money to the national GOP,  The Washington Post reported.
The move means that Dave Brat, who deposed Cantor as the district's Republican congressional candidate, will not be able to tap the transferred $400,000 for his campaign against Democrat, and fellow Randolph-Macon College professor, Jack Trammell.

Brat supporter Robert Stuber said the committee's move was "retribution" so that the Brat campaign wouldn't have access to the funds that Cantor had raised.

The committee's decision indicates the difficulties Brat will have in uniting his tea party faction with the district's established Republican organization. It also shows that tensions between the two camps remain deep at the national level, according to the Post."

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Saturday, June 21, 2014


So I was spreading the last 20 yard load of rock in the driveway today and the neiggghbors decided they needed to get a close hand look at how I was doing.....


After that wind storm two weeks ago- (it's been that long since I posted?)

These are just the thing to take care of the only two things I'm worried about weather-wize Wild fire and wind storm.
All I need is a welder and cutting torch and no worries about structural integrity.
Plus it's weathertight as soon as it's here.............

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fridays- they're like that

So I was staying at the ranch in Seguin and around 12:30 the wind picked up and the rain and thunder started.
Then I was in the middle of a HUGE wind storm, It felt like the 20x30 house on 10'poles was ready to lift off for Oz.
then the power went out.

What I found Fri AM when I went out to look was the top of my power pole hanging from the transformer feed.

Then I saw the three Oak trees on the ground.
Kooks like G-d want's me to build a timber frame house because he's giving me so much free wood...

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Oh! Look!


I bet it's not as big inside as the blue model....

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sing it like you mean it!

Just because there is so much negativism right now-

Remember what we were and can still be.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Don't feed the bears

Because if you do, they'll become dependent on handouts.

This was a school parking lot in an area of about 4.6% unemployment the day the San Antionio food bank was handing out free sh1t.
If you open it and look on the other side of the black fence, you might pick out A. Lot. of nice cars among the needy looking ones.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Misdirection much?

I but in the search engine... "naked chicks with guns" and expected something like this:

What I got was something completely Unsafe for Work, or home with a un-understanding wife....


But check out the trigger discilpine on most of them, it's better than some old Hag from Kaliforia,,, right Sen. Boxer?

Monday, May 19, 2014

That certainly sux

The only viable internet we have at the ranch is satellite.

We could have wireless broadband, but the new guy is putting his antennas up and jamming the original provider from our electric co-op.
Now there are two wireless providers jamming each other because the greedy new guy wants our co-op to buy him out at his asking price.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

The newest 'pooter

I'm not backing off my wish that WIN-8 and it's even worse "upgrade" WIN-8.1 both die screaming in a fire.

But I found that you can still get brand new computers loaded with WIN-7, except that you have to order them.

Mine's a Dell, and I found out from IMing a tech that the touchpad non-scrolling thing is a FEATURE! of WIN-8.1 (Die in a fire while being skinned alive!).

You can go to the website of your big electronics box store and search for computers using OS as a requirement, and it will show you what you can still order.