"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" - George Orwell

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A great example of the government at its finest...

If this doesn't keep the anger embers glowing hot, I don't know what will!

Court case warns EPA could 'own' your land!

A legal team asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in an Idaho controversy is warning landowners that under the compliance order procedures being used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency virtually anyone could be told to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in permit fees – or face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and penalties – over ordinary home construction work.

Read the rest of the story here.

This is so helpful to my attitude as I prepare my taxes as a sole proprietor. Not!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday night music

Roy Buchanan- Hey Joe-1976


Friday odds and ends.

Bryant McKinnie makes way more money than you do! Oh yeah!

One for all you "free range" mums to think about. Not!

I thought Facebook was a social network

And finally:Just because this is so awesome! Enjoy the view
I wish my monitor was 10 times bigger...


I know times are tough, but she is well past retirement age.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

And on this day 175 years ago...

Mexican President Antonio López de Santa Anna began the seige of the Alamo. The link gives a good history.

And God Created Texas...

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.
He inquired, "Where have you been?"

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."
God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel , impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"That's Texas, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful rolling hills, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people from Texas are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled, "I will create Washington D.C., wait till you see the idiots I put there".

Monday, February 21, 2011

Full moon post.

I said I would get one but I was to lazy and mellow to get my tripod out.

Nice sparklers at the end.  Looking through the hundred acre wood.

Super weekend.

I am blessed to have 2 of my grand children live next door. Often, they are my willing lab rats and co-conspirators. Such was the case this weekend.

Last year I stumbled across a great website that featured hammock camping. Just Jeff's Hammock Camping Page is packed with a lot of great info. Including how to make your own hammock. It was a breeze to make and in no time I had a renewed vigor for camping. No more hauling a tent and pad. About 4 oz. of material and an 8'x10' tarp as a rain fly or ground cover and you're good to go.

The kids had asked if they could spend the night, which is like asking if ducks can fly. Then grand daughter asked if we could camp out. The low was going to be 60 deg. with a 1 or 2 mph breeze and I thought that would be perfect for her first camp out.Time to raid grandma's sewing and find some suitable material and whip up a hammock. With that done it was time to set camp.

We had a great evening swaying in the breeze, talking about important and not so important things of life. We watched the stars slide through the branches of the oak tree that bore our weight for the evening, waiting on the moonlight.
Morning came way too early because of all the awesome conversation. Lil' Bro came out to join us about 7 AM.
A little play fishing on a Sunday morning, 'Coming Down'.
We ended the camping expedition with a double dose of my dehydrated veggie, rice, and bullion soup. Augmented with some leftover chicken breast. Living large in the woods!



Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday night music(late, late, very late edition)

Aaron Lewis (vocalist and guitarist for Staind) - Country Boy


Awesome song and video!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hey Nir...

Would you feel differently if it happened to you?

Mayor with attitude and age/wisdom.

Yessir! Age means nothing! Good on you Mayor Hazel McCallion of Mississagua, Ontario, Canada!

How do you stay in office for 32 years? Look after the people, keep the taxes down and bring in lot's of jobs.

Debt free with $700 million in reserves.

 Would you think about defecting and becoming Prez of the US? Please? Pretty please? Really, please! Cause you are doing something right. And I am so tired of no one caring about people and stockpiling huge sums of money.

Don't know about "Your worship", but at 88 you still skate the ice!

Sorry about the lack of posts this week.

Chalk it up to: New project at work, Full moon week, 75 degree weather after sub zero last week. Got a couple of post's to share and hopefully some moon pics. I haven't looked at them yet.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Gen. Chuck Yeager!

A hero in my youth and my older age!

At the speed of light...at least in my eyes! Yes, the right stuff!

“If you are willing to bleed,” he told the Washington Post, “Uncle Sam will give you all the airplanes you want.”


P.S. Pretty good article here.

Don't ask, dont tell.

Hell yes the guy was nervous. The handler holding his chain kept jerking it! Wrong answer.... bad boy!

San Diego Port Director Confirms Nuclear WMD Found Entering United States *Video*

Saturday, February 12, 2011

This caught my eye...

A string of undercover videos that shows employees of the nation's largest abortion provider aiding and abetting underage sex-trafficking has prompted powerful players on Capitol Hill to call for the cash-strapped federal government to stop funding Planned Parenthood. (via WND.com)

I need not make any comments other than the government has shook free of its keepers and has no accountability. Well, we knew that already.

Oversight chair ready to pull plug over sex-trafficking exposé videos 

Warning: If this article does not make you want to puke in the nearest recepticle, anger you, or make you start writing letters,  please seek immediate psychiatric help.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Night Music...

Johnny Cash-Cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt". Very powerful.


Train-Calling All Angels.
Calling All Angels lyrics
Songwriters: Monahan, Pat; Stafford, James W; Underwood, Scott Michael; Colin, Charlie

I need a sign to let me know you're here
All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere
I need to know that things are gonna look up
'Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup

When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head
When you feel the world shake from the words that are said

And I'm calling all angels
I'm calling all you angels

I won't give up if you don't give up [Repeat x4]

I need a sign to let me know you're here
'Cause my TV set just keeps it all from being clear

I want a reason for the way things have to be
I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me


When children have to play inside so they don't disappear
And private eyes solve marriage lies cause we don't talk for years
And football teams are kissing Queens
and losing sight of having dreams
In a world that what we want is only what we want until it's ours

[Chorus x2]


All Ambassadors Called Back to Washington!

 When I first saw this headline last night I chuckled a little bit. I thought it might be a lampoon. But it turns out to be real. Then my little friend Paranoia started that slow creepy creep up the back of my brain.

So add these interesting items:

RFI for Pre-Packaged Commercial Meals

RFI - Blankets for Disaster Relief

Request For Information - Underwater Body Bags


Somebody help me put little Paranoia back in that place he stays when he's not creepy creeping around.

Heroes always!

The biggest sacrifice they make is this. Take 10:03 minutes of your life to watch. Then get on your knees and take as long as is needed to thank God for these people. These are the "rough men" who stand ready. A big thank you to Borepatch for the link.
Yeah, I thought I had something in my eye, too. Then someone stuck a water hose in there.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I know, Don't ask me how I know...

When a cop says, "Your eyes are bloodshot, have you been drinking?"...... It's a bad idea to say "Your eyes are glazed, have you been eating donuts?"

I guess Mayberry got me going on looking back.

His post this morning was cool. Especially that first picture. My first vehicle was a 1961 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe Bubbletop. Red and white exterior. Red and white interior. 283ci 3on the column manual transmission.

 It was a tank and I loved it. These are not my pics, but it looked like these.

A ghost from my past.

I actually learned a few things, even ordered a few books from the listings. It was great to comb through each page, the graphics were comfortably appealing. Kind of old timey and homespun. Did it help direct me on a certain path? Doubtful. Was it an influence?  Maybe. Now we have Google. Better? Yes. Feel good? No. Why do I have questions about a ghost?

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Weather Report

Ok, since I’m working on a project in my shop my commute consists of a 30 step walk. When I opened the back door at 7:30 this morning this is what I saw:

It was 41 degrees, raining, and the wind was at 12 mph out of the northwest. (That’s the meat deer feeder at the bottom of the pic.)

yeah it’s blurry, I was shivering! Hey, this is Texas. But I like the way the pic looks. Then I looked out the front door:

Since the temp is supposed to be 22 by 5:00 with the wind at 20mph, I am calling a rain day. I’m going to sit at the PC all day and boor the internet with my presence.

Sometime this next August I will begin bitching about the heat and the 85 degree nights. Yeah, it’s Texas, it’s the way we roll. Would’nt ever want to be anywhere else.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

A friend sent this along via email.

Free Sex with Fill-up.

A gas station in Mississippi was trying to increase its sales, so the owner put up a sign saying "Free Sex with Fill-up."
Soon a local redneck pulled in, filled his tank, and then asked for his free sex.  The owner told him pick a number from 1 to 10; if he guessed correctly, he would get his free sex.  The buyer then guessed 8. The proprietor said, "You were close. The number was 7. Sorry, no sex this time."

A week later, the same redneck, along with a buddy, Bubba, pulled in for a fill-up. Again he asked for his free sex. The proprietor again gave him the same story, and asked him to guess the correct number. The redneck guessed 2 this time. Again the proprietor said, "Sorry, it was 3. You were close, but no free sex this time."

As they were driving away, the redneck said to his buddy, "I think that game is rigged and he doesn't really give away free sex."
Bubba replied, "No it ain't, Billy Ray; it's not rigged -- my wife won there twice last week."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Egyptian journalist: U.S. is next target

Outlines plan to 'transform' America into Islamic state

Hmmmm...I think that those who believe in Aztlan have another idea.

 Remain vigilant.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

God bless Frito/Lay...

or should I say whoever invented bean dip. They go so well together! I just had 'em for breakfast.


Words have meaning...

God rest Red Skelton. To my generation he was the greatest clown ever born. And in 1969 on his TV show he made the most profound (having deep intellectual insight for you in Rio Lindo or those in public education) rendering of the pledge of allegiance that I have ever heard. Thankfully someone had enough brain cells to preserve it.


And then we have this which in my opinion should be the end of discussion:


The label says Ted Nugent Musician. It should read Ted Nugent American, or Citizen, or Patriot, or profound intellectual of inalienable rights.

All this having been gathered in one location, does another word need to be said about it? It's all there in two clips! Let's move on!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

An observation...

When it is 21 degrees in Texas, it seems the methheads go into hibernation. It's that or they drove their vehicles into the frozen ditches around our area.and the popo's are using the animal control trucks to round them up. And they might have drowned in the quarter inch ice. Naw! They's just a bunch of candyasses that know none of us elite gonna be out in this stuff fer schnizzle.Just a day to use up the stash and wait for the thaw.

Fer schniizzle? Fer sure? Get off my lawn...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Night Music

Foreigner - Cold as Ice. Appropriate since it never got above 30 degrees. Average temp around here is normally 60 with a low of 40.

 Foreigner - Cold as Ice


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Who the hell is ERCOT?

And where do their salaries come from?


Ok. I'm just grouchy because it happened while my coffee was brewing. Yeah, I'm spoiled as long as I can be.

Punxsutawney Phil...

I don't know if that large rat is going to see his shadow today or not. I don't care. I know how cold it is gonna be here in Texas. If I was Phil and I had opposable thumbs, I would have that Mossberg 500 coming out ass backwards with both thumbs on the trigger.

Well, I have opposable thumbs and if you want to come in here and touch my feet, it won't be pretty, or fun!

Right now it's 22 degrees at 1:18 AM. That's cold for Texas.


Yes, and they are saying sleet and snow by Friday. I think I'm about to push the hibernation button. BTW, I'm grouchy when I wake up!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sunday was beautiful and then it was Tuesday!

6 AM the temp was 63  6:08 it was 46. Wind out of the NW about 40mph. Hard rain. 6:20 43. 6:24 42. 6:30 41. 12:00 34.


Very gusty wind the rest of the day. Sunny but bitter cold!

Eyes toward the east.

We need to watch Egypt very closely. And pray. For them and us.

Addendum: The military has made the statement that they will not fire on their countryman. This is a good thing to hear. Maybe.