Friday, August 29, 2008

Building Knives

Making knives is not the same as building knives. A true knife maker will forge or grind his own blades. Someday I will be able to stroll out to the barn and build a fire under the spreading chestnut tree and beat a piece of steel into submission.
Not soon, I'm afraid.
Until then I will remain a knife builder. I sometimes peruse the suppliers and when a blank blade strikes my fancy, invest a little money and some time to produce something like the above.
I built two of these right after the first Gulf War. One I sold to a SF officer who made appropriate slobbering noises and waved money.
The blade is 440 stainless and measures .221 thick. The length is twelve inches with the lanyard loop (covered with the grips). It has a diamond ground point that I find very pleasing. The Rockwell hardness is in the sixty to sixty four range. Blade length is six and one half inches.
The grips are Goodyear Neoprene held in place with micarta rods and lots of Superglue. The wrap of the grips is 550 cord with the core removed to make a flat ribbon of OD green nylon. It serves the purpose of survival cord, if you find a sudden need for rope. If you are desperate enough and need string it can be unraveled and tied together. God knows that would be really bad.
The sheath is nylon with a leg tie and a pocket for a stone. The blade is covered in hard plastic to keep the knife from cutting through the side and your leg.
The knife feels like you could cut up small cars with out hurting it much.
This is the one I pick up when I have that tactical urge. All it needs is a black finish.

Peace for now

Looks sweet, but it won't last. The angst is right under the surface. Love her to death.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Conservative ticket

Write me in for President, here is my platform
(1) Press 1 for English is immediately banned. English is the official language, speak it or wait at the border until you can.
(2) We will immediately go into a two year isolationist posture to straighten out the country's attitude. NO imports, no exports. We will use the 'Walmart' policy 'If we ain't got it, you don't need it.'
(3) When imports are allowed, there will be a 100% import tax on it.
(4) All retired military personnel will be required to man one of our many observation towers on the southern border. (six month tour) They will be under strict orders not to fire on SOUTHBOUND aliens.
(5) Social security will immediately return to its original state. If you didn't put nuttin in, you ain't getting nuttin out. The president nor any other politician will not be able to touch it.
(6) Welfare - Checks will be handed out on Fridays at the end of the 40 hour school week and the successful completion of urinalysis and a passing grade.
(7) Professional Athletes --Steroids - The FIRST time you check positive you're banned for life.(8) Crime - We will adopt the Turkish method, the first time you steal, you lose your right hand. There is no more life sentences, if convicted you will be put to death by the same method you chose for your victim, gun, knife, strangulation, etc.
(9) One export will be allowed, Wheat, The world needs to eat. A bushel of wheat will be the exact price of a barrel of oil.
(10) All foreign aid using American taxpayer money will immediately cease, and the saved money will pay off the national debt and ultimately lower taxes. When disasters occur around the world, we'll ask the American people if they want to donate to a disaster fund, and each citizen can make the decision whether it's a worthy cause.
(11) The Pledge of Allegiance will be said every day at school and every day in Congress.
(12) The National Anthem will be played at all appropriate ceremonies, sporting events, outings, etc.

Sorry if I stepped on any one's toes but a vote for me will get you better than what you have, and better than what you're gonna get. Thanks for listening, and remember to write in my name on the ballot in November.

Over at the Moral Compass ( ) His platform for running for President.

Too bad he's not a real candidate

Lucky Man

Ok, if you get arrested in Harlan County, Kentucky and come out in the same condition you entered. Praise you lucky stars. If you insult ladies there and get the chance to apologise. You are indeed blessed.,2933,410422,00.html


Monday, August 25, 2008

Human perversion knows no bounds, local Dragon

I just heard that a man has been arrested for sexual assault on a four year old.

They need to give him to me.

I can promise nightmares for every pedophile in this state.

With an IV and a little numbing, I could keep him alive long enough to gag a raven.

I would toast the offending member on his body and feed it to him, then skin him alive an inch at a time. A bottle torch applied judicially to the raw flesh should keep him lively.

Cruel and unusual, evil, disgusting.


Let the punishment fit the crime!

The news just showed him to be one of our hard working neighbors from the south.

So What?

I wouldn't care if he was green with stripes.

An adult male that hurts little children is lower than animals.

So what does he really want?

Did Obama Just Lose The Election?It's lost in the Veep hype for now. Down the stretch that won't be the case. After he is softened up and a growing number of Americans are given reasons for concern over Obama's Leftism - there's this and some pertinent facts on China below.

"Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business you're starting to think, "Beijing looks like a pretty good option. Why aren't we doing the same thing?"Obama is either incredibly naive, terribly misinformed, a communist, just flat out dumb or all of the above to be caught on tape making a statement like that. I can just imagine the voice over now. It wouldn't even require half of this:

"In all this activity it greatly helps to have a secretive planning bureaucracy and a government that brooks little dissent. In Britain it took as long to conduct a public inquiry into the proposed construction of Heathrow's Terminal Five as it took to build Beijing's new airport terminal from scratch. There was no consultation with the public on the terminal. Nor was there any public debate about the construction of Beijing's third runway, notwithstanding the noise pollution already suffered by thousands of nearby residents.

Chinese official Xu Li said, Once a plan is made, it is executed. "Democracy", she says, "sacrifices efficiency."

For Beijing's airport expansion, 15 villages were flattened and 10,000 residents resettled. They were barred from unemployment benefits and other welfare privileges though their farmland had been grabbed. Officials threatened them with violence if they refused to leave.The World Bank says that roads are sometimes built only to convert countryside into revenue-generating urban land. Combined with a lack of adequate public transport, Beijing's polluted air and congested streets, to which 1,000 cars are added daily, are evidence of the problem.

Chinese official Xu Li said, Once a plan is made, it is executed. "Democracy", she says, "sacrifices efficiency."

The government wants to build a new mag Lev train line. Residents along the route are fearful of noise and radiation from the trains.Complaints still abound about the way things work. Highways-both expressways and other intercity roads-are studded with traffic-slowing toll booths. China reportedly has 70% of the world's tolled roads and its tolls are the highest in the world (using exchange rates adjusted according to currencies' purchasing power). To cut costs, lorries routinely overload. This helps to make the roads among the most dangerous in the world (89,000 deaths in 2006 by official reckoning; the actual number may be much higher). And it pushes up the cost of maintaining them.

Chinese official Xu Li said, Once a plan is made, it is executed. "Democracy", she says, "sacrifices efficiency"

Obama is barely 47 and had served 143 days in the U.S. Senate before announcing he was ready to be president.

Could that be why he only looks at the surface of things? The above are excerpts from different columns that shoot large holes in his perspective and his ability to see the truth through his own rhetoric.

That would be "he feels he is ready to be president", he is, perhaps the only one.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Change What????

Plagiarizer In Chief
Way back in 1987, Biden was riding high in the presidential race -- widely regarded as a serious contenders for the Democratic party's nod.
Then Neil Kinnock happened. Biden borrowed passages of a speech given by Kinnock, a leader in Britain's Labour Party, without attribution -- a mistake that led to a detailed examination of Biden's public statements that turned up several more examples of potential plagiarism and resume inflation. The feeding frenzy eventually chased the Delaware senator from the race.

Washington Insider
The central tenet of Obama's campaign message is that if Americans want to change their government, then they have to change the people they send to Washington.
Picking Biden, who has served in the Senate for the better part of the last four decades, seems to run counter to that core message. Biden was elected to the Senate at age 29 and spent only four years after graduating from Syracuse Law School in 1968 working in the private sector before entering public life.
Biden has long been a regular on the Sunday talk show circuit and is one of the pillars of the Democratic party establishment. His accomplishments -- of which there are many -- all were achieved as a senator operating inside the deepest heart of political Washington.

Joe Loves Joe
One of the most overlooked episodes during the 1987 collapse of Biden's campaign was a snippet of footage captured by C-Span in which the Delaware senator, in response to a question about where he went to law school and what sort of grades he received, delivered this classic line: "I think I have a much higher IQ than you do."
While any human being -- especially a candidate for president who is constantly being poked and prodded -- can be forgiven a momentary flash of temper, Biden's detractors point to that incident as evidence that the senator thinks he is the bee's knees and doesn't care who knows it.
Biden, by his own admission, has the capacity to fall in love with his own voice and wander off on tangents about his life that have nothing to do with the topic at hand.

All the above is from the Washington Post. The great purveyor of change has just selected an old school politician as running mate. The greatest change will likely be a tax increase. The proliferation of arrogant, racist, elitist politicians certainly won't be a change.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Red Neck Common Sense

Add this one to your favorites, common sense that comes from a celebrity.

A lot of things have been attributed to Charlie, the kind of savvy that I see on this sight isn't one of them.

Ya'll go have a peep, I got a lot of reading to do.

The Case against Obama... In his own words.

Town Hall Columnist Lorie Byrd does an excellent job of dragging together the positions and changes of Gaffey the Democrat. She uses quotes to give the reader a feel for his actual position, not what his evasions try to offer.

Here's the link.

There are lots of places for you to click and go look at the source.

Can you imagine the howl if McCain had half this in the closet?

Obamassiah is a racist Arab who wants to be our President.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Oh!!! Really?

Oh, and while the Democratic National Committee produced a spot lampooning "Exxon John," ABC reported that Exxon Mobil Corp. execs have donated more money to Obama than McCain.

“Abuses of workers’ true wishes not only are potential, they are guaranteed. There is no ‘free choice’ in this travesty, clearly a payoff to union leaders who contributed so handsomely to the Democrats’ November election victory.” (The San Francisco Examiner, 02/16/07)
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to hold a vote this Wednesday on perhaps the most unpopular element of the Democratic agenda… Under the so-called card-check bill, a company would no longer have the right to demand a secret-ballot election to certify a union, thus stripping 140 million American workers of the right to decide in private whether to organize.” (The Wall Street Journal, 6/18/07)

Alas, the abandonment of babies to suffer and die on the modern equivalent of a Spartan cliff did not require confronting evil when Obama saw it. Indeed, Obama turned a blind eye, leading the battle to defeat Illinois' version of the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which would have treated babies living, albeit briefly, outside the womb as, well, babies. He opposed the bill in 2003 (as he had a similar one in 2001), saying it would undermine Roe v. Wade. But even after Roe-neutral language was included - wording good enough that it won support for the federal version of the bill from abortion-rights stalwart Sen. Barbara Boxer - Obama remained unmoved.

Change? Sounds like more of the same to me. Nuanced, special interest money, pro gay (not that there's anything wrong with that), pro abortion ( makes you wonder where abortion activists would be if their parents had felt the same) shut up and pay your taxes, get to work I'll decide who needs your money more than you!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

To all my friends,,, you know who you are!

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer.
One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. 'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.' 'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. 'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked. 'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly. 'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.

Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman?

Lord Randolph Churchill.

His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
It's National Friendship Week.
Send this to everyone you consider A FRIEND.
Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.

May there always be work for your hands to do;May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Send this to all of your friends.

I have no idea if this is true, good story any way.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What Indeed???

9. Tennis commentator: One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that,before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Ohmy God, what have I just said?

I'm glad I read that, if I had heard it, I would have blown snot bubbles in my beer!

Hat tip to Diamond Mair.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Interesting thimgs,,,Oil Profits

The following is an excerpt from an article by Newt Gingrich and Roy Innis. Newt's name I know, Roy I don't. The next time you see an add about oil company's "obscene" profits, do the math and see how many wells the money will provide. Then consider that not all wells produce enough to make money.

In one example, Shell Oil and its partners leased an area in 7800 feet of water 200 miles off the Texas coast. They spent five years exploring and evaluating the area, punched several “dry holes,” and finally drilled a discovery well in 2002. Three appraisal wells (at $100 million apiece) confirmed a major field, and in 2006 the company ordered a huge floating platform and pipeline system that will initiate production in 2010. Total investment: $3+ billion.

I do not own one share of oil stock(I should be so lucky) but I understand, no profits no drilling.

The link;

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A very long day

Thursday was one of those that I sometimes have to deal with,but always dread. I have wanted to buy TLOML a car, not just any car but one that says what I think of her. We looked for a while, weeks and more for the right model, year, color.

You get the idea, details, details, details.

We finally found the right one, a Saphire Blue Jaguar XK8 with Ivory interior and a blue top.

The milage was low and the body is perfect. I went through my personal list of checks and tests and negotiated some repairs and helped with some others. They were all minor, one was expensive. None were deal breakers, just important.

The killer was the trip.

It was about six hundred miles away.

That means get up at 0230 and drive to a major air hub, fly, and wait in another hub for a transport. Then it's the mechanic thing until 1630 and a long drive back in an untested vehicle.

Untested no longer.

The thing rides like a sofa at 110 mph. I'm glad nothing flew off at that speed, I was so far down in the river swamp that I would never have been found if a tire had blown. Michelin's are speed rated for 130mph, so I had some margin.

I got home at 0130 the following morning.

The look on her face made it worth the trip.

Dawg has a lesson...

Dawg gets a little excited from time to time. She likes to show us how fast she can run around the yard. The Love of My Life chanting "run dawg, run" drives her to a frenzy, ears flying, tounge hanging out, slobber trailing, the short little legs churning, she is a vision of exuberance.
She will get the bit between her teeth if the Grand Babies are in the yard and cut up something fierce.

The GB's were over the other day, and wanted to get in the hot tub. The LOML went out to check the water condition and temp and the girls went along to ensure that all was to the specification of eight year olds. Dawg has been known to jump onto the cover of the hot tub.

As the LOML raised the cover, Dawg comes up the steps, full tilt boogie, doggie happy face in full bloom, ears floppin', and jumps to the top of the hot tub to show how athletic she is.

Except the top is open, and Dawg positively sails, kersploosh, into the tub!

OMG!!!! BATH!!!!

I would have loved to have seen her, she totally freaked!

TLOML and the girls about peed on them selves.

They had to catch their breath before helping Dawg out.

I miss all the good ones!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Subject: Darrell Scott - Columbine High School
Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm?
On Thursday, May 8, 2008, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers. ! 'The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the N CA , the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.
'In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent. I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy, it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question 'Why?'
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

'Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And, when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs, politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lie swithin our own hearts.
'As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School , prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA, I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!'

Do what the media did not - let the nation hear this man's speech. Please send this out to everyone you can..


Let's hear it for gun free zones and more safety for murderers and lunatics, a few country boys with shot guns in the rack in the back of their trucks would have been more than enough deterrent to keep the goth boys in line.

Lives saved and not a shot fired.

From the Love OF My Life

There are some real gems here.
1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.'--Author Unknown

2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:'Take two aspirin' and 'Keep away from children.'--Author Unknown

3) 'Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so?There's a support group for that.It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.'--Drew Carey

4) 'The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night,drop them off at the wrong house.--Jeff Foxworthy

5) 'If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base.'--Dave Barry

6) 'Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, andwe should treat it like one. If your boy friend or girl friend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice.There should be severance pay, the day before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp.'--Bob Ettinger

7) 'My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said,'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.''--Paula Poundstone

8) 'A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'--Conan O'Brien

9) 'Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner.'--Lynda Montgomery

10) 'I think that's how Chicago got started. Bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crimeand the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough.Let's go west.''--Richard Jeni

11) 'If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.'--Johnny Carson

12) 'Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography.'--Paul Rodriguez

13) 'My parents didn't want to move to Florida ,but they turned sixty and that's the law.'--Jerry Seinfeld

14) 'Remember in elementary school, you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?'--Warren Hutcherson

15) 'Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many.Monogamy is the same.'--Oscar Wilde

16) 'Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But I repeat myself.'--Mark Twain

17) 'Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Afghanistan '--A.. Whitney Brown

18) 'You can say any foolish thing to a dog,and the dog will give you a look that says,'My God, you're right!I never would've thought of that!''--Dave Barry

19) Do you know why they call it 'PMS'? Because 'Mad Cow Disease' was taken.-- Unknown, presumed deceased

20) 'Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.'--W. C. Fields

And lastly: Why in the hell should I have to 'Press 1 for English?'--Every American

Nothing to add to that, except, in couple of years you won't be pressing 1!

We have Oil?

Let's start with some sense of the oil resources America could develop if Congress would allow it.

In 2006, the Interior Department estimated that about 85.9 billion barrels of "undiscovered technically recoverable" oil sits offshore on the Outer Continental Shelf within U.S. territory.

In 2007, the Energy Department's "Task Force on Strategic Unconventional Fuels" reported that: "America's oil shale resource exceeds 2 trillion barrels, including about 1.5 trillion barrels of oil equivalent in high quality shales concentrated in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. ... Depending on technology and economics, as much as 800 billion barrels of oil equivalent could be recoverable from oil shale resources yielding (more than) 25 gallons per ton."

This combined 885.9 billion barrels of recoverable oil that the government estimates lies undeveloped within U.S. territory is almost three and a half times as much as the 260 billion barrels in proven oil reserves that lie under Saudi territory.

Hat tip to Townhall

This shows where the Democraps heart is, perhaps, if they have one. Anyone in Texas, do you know the last time a refinery was built, or why not? The Planet Savers Club hopes that no one will think about anything in the near future, and the tiny creatures of obscurity will remain undisturbed. The politicians are waiting for the price of votes to go up. Personally, I'm starting to think we need a "Americans" lobby to get the Congress attention with bribes and "deals" big enough get them on our side.

So far the rich boys in government are allowing the people in this country to suffer hardships to further their scams.


Can you say "conflict of interest"?

As reported on, Speaker Pelosi bought between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of stock in Pickens' CLNE Corp. in May 2007 on the day of the initial public offering:
"She, and other investors, stand to gain a substantial return on their investment if gasoline prices stay high, and municipal, state and even the Federal governments start using natural gas as their primary fuel source. If gasoline prices fall? Alternative fuels and the cost to convert fleets over to them become less and less attractive."
CLNE also happens to be the sponsor of Proposition 10, a ballot initiative in Pelosi's home state of California to dole out a combined $10 billion in state and federal funds for renewable energy incentives -- namely, natural gas and wind.
Follow the money.

Ms. "Im trying to save the planet." is trying to line her pocket. Yet again the New Royalty is fleecing the peasants. Nancy, "Give me a bigger plane" Pelosi is doing her best to serve her customers. A bought and paid for politician.

Quick, put on your shocked faces!

Hat tip to Townhall

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Who do you trust? A tale of two houses.....

House #1
A 20 room mansion ( not including 8 bathrooms ) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool ( and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400. per month. In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern 'snow belt' area. It's in the South.
House #2
Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every 'green' feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet ( 4 bedrooms ) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape. ~~~~~

HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville , Tennessee ; it is the abode of the 'environmentalist ' Al Gore.

HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas; it is the residence the of the President of the United States , George W. Bush.

An 'inconvenient truth.'
I sure hope this gets passed to everyone!
And, yes ... I DID check Snopes prior to forwarding it.
You can verify it at:

People, you are cluttering up the planet of your betters and using the resources that they need to live in the standard to which you could only wish to become acustomed!

Al Gore is a liar and Nancy Pelosi wants to save the planet from you!
Birds of a feather and all that!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Near miss,,,,, again

I was riding the bike on a four lane street a couple of days ago, and an SUV almost took me out, again.

I was following the LOML home. We had turned onto the main North- South street coming into town, and headed toward the shopping district. The wife was driving the speed limit of 45 mph. In the left lane traveling in the same direction was a white SUV from Michigan, driving about 5 mph under the limit.

Flag.... looks uncertain.

I stayed back and allowed the driver to make up his mind what he wanted to do. I watched for perhaps a quarter of a mile, then decided he was just going slow, or had not seen a speed limit sign. I don't like to ride beside anyone, I like to have an "out", just in case. So I started to accelerate past the SUV.

As I got even with him, he moved into the my lane. I moved over, obviously, and gave him room as I cranked the throttle. I think the pipes bellowing at his wing window may have given a clue that he wasn't alone.

I continued past and shook all the way home.

I have considered this a lot, I really wanted to learn from this incident and become a safer rider.
I am only too aware that's a relative term. So what lesson can I take from this?

You can't figure out what an Idiot will do, because he doesn't know himself!

Next time I will wait longer, or take another road.

A Gun in the House

The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more importantthan either.
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental.
As John Steinbeck once said:
1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'lljust kill you.
2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
3. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.
4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporterrecognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why doyou carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'
6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.
7. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented onhis wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are youexpecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would havebrought my rifle.'
8. Beware the man who only has one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

But wait, there's more!I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said Idid.
She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!'To which I said, of course it is loaded, can't work without bullets!'She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of some one evil coming into yourhouse?'My reply was, 'No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too.
'To which I'll add, having a gun in the house that isn't loaded is likehaving a car in the garage without gas in the tank.
I'm a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment! If you are too, please forward.

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