"Obama's An Idiot" is where my political bitches now live. Go ye thereto and read.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Headcold Haiku

Sneeze, wheeze, cough, snort.
Feel like shit with no energy
I want to lay down.

Sears/K-Mart revisited

Picture Bob Villa and Martha Stewart getting it on.

Brew Update

Tap-A-Draft Rocks!
I tapped a jug of the Wheat Stout over the weekend. The TAD system works quite well. Pour a glass, slide the tap back halfway to add a little head. Quite pleasant. No bottles to store, clean, cap, .....
The brew? It was also quite pleasant. Slight nutty/roasted flavor, not too hoppy, not too sweet. It just kind of slid down the throat.
Not quite as dark as Guiness and not as rich. Very good.

Monday, November 29, 2004

'Tis the season

The holiday season is officially here.  I know this because one of the local the radio stations, and also 3 channels on XM Radio have Christmas music playing on them as of Thanksgiving day. 
In light of this being said holiday season, I submit the following attempt at humor, which was penned by me one day roughly 25 years ago while bored in high school history class, oddly about this same time of year.  Some of it may sound familiar:

'Twas the night before Christmas

and all through the house,

the whole damn family

was drunk as a louse.


The stockings were hung

by the chimney with care,

with hopes that the 'Bud Man'

soon would be there.


I in my scivvies

and she in her drawers

were casually lying,

in drool on the floor


When out in the drive

there arose such a fuss

I got up with a bound

and started to cuss!


I shout "WHAT THE HELL!?"

at the top of my lungs

then up from the floor

almost everyone sprung.


A thud on the porch,

a pound on the door

a voice "OPEN UP!!"



When what to my bloodshot

eyes should appear,

ten, make it twenty

full cases of beer!


We let him on in

he sat down with a thud

then reached for the stack

and said "Hand me a Bud"


He said "Man it is cold,

and the roads are like shit,

after this year

I'm going to quit!"


We told him how everyone

liked having him so,

and we knew it was rough

driving in all of this snow.


But we'd miss him so badly

if he didn't come,

and they'd prob'ly replace him

with some useless bum.


A tear started to form

in his tired bloodshot eyes,

and he rose from his chair

(after five or six tries).


He said "Merry Christmas"

"I'll see you next year!"

Then he jumped in his truck

and he ground it in gear.


Then off through the night

in his Bud truck he went,

and I thought to myself

he didn't charge us a cent!


So next time you see

that big truck in the night,

wish him 'Merry Christmas',

and 'a wonderful night'!



Dave Summers


Michael Moore devours thanksgiving feast


Hmmm. Tasty snack.
When's dinner?

(Is it true he can wobble but he can't fall down?)

Coal Mining

Scant Chance of Survival for 141 Chinese Miners:
"Official figures show 4,153 coal mine deaths in the first nine months of this year, down 630, or more than 13 percent, from the same period last year."

4,153 in nine months. What is with these morons? I can't believe they would even work in one of those mines. The operators need to be jailed.
I worked in a coal mine for four years. You know how many deaths we had? Zero. I never heard of a coal mine fatality the entire time I worked in the mines. At least, none in the ones I worked in, or even the rest of the state.

488 coal mine related fatalities from 1992-2004 in the United States. China has roughly 10 times as many deaths in less than a year, than we had over a ten year period.

One would have to be totally crazy to work in a Chinese mine.

Date night in India

IOL: A Step Beyond
Hyderabad, India - India, home to the world's second-largest HIV population, may have found a perfect cocktail for safe sex... a free condom with every bottle of alcohol sold at liquor shops.
Ya know, I'm just not sure what to say about this.
I guess I'll just stick to this thought: It may be good for people old enough to buy booze and who do, but there are still a lot of people not legal age, and a also lot of people who just don't buy it.

There are still a couple things missing here. Common sense and self control.
Yes, there is still a truckload of people lacking the education to know what can happen, but there is also another truckload, or maybe even a convoy of people infected, who know the risks and ignore them.

Back in the saddle again

Well, I'm back from the weekend away.  Sorry for the lack of posts, but all computer time was spent fixing rather than surfing or posting. 
I hope you all (the huge loyal fan base) had as nice of a weekend as I did.  It was good to visit with family and friends, go to the snow country and see the sights. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Blog Lite

Well, I may not be posting much from now until next week.
I'll be going out of town visiting and may or may not get on a computer. 
We'll be doing the usual - drive, sleep, eat, chat, poker, rinse, repeat - but it should be a good weekend.
At this time I pause to wish y'all "Happy Holidays".
Be thankful, be safe, be ready to plop - plop fizz - fizz.

Michael Moore dreams of being a Thanksgiving turkey

Hmm. I've got such a nice tan. I could just gobble myself up.
In one breath.
It's not like this would be the first time I've eaten an entire turkey, giblet and sweet corn stuffing, three pounds of cranberry sauce, one gallon mashed potatoes and gravy, an entire ham, eight yams, three sticks of butter - and gone back for seconds.

A funny

Although it applies to most backwoods towns, this came to me titled

Click here and chuckle.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Picture if you will...

Christmas shopping via razor scooter, down on Fremont Street (downtown Las Vegas for those not familiar with the area).
I have some strange dreams sometimes.

If Michael Moore were a real journalist

"Nope not that story. Nope, that one either.
Ahh yes. This one. This will make me some money!
Pass the wings."

A little after the fact

PETA has added fishing to the list of cruel things people do. Fish have feelings. They're smart.
Yup. About about as smart as members of PETA.

Next thing you know, there will be an offshoot: PETV. For vegetables.
They'll be policing our gardens and fields. Hugging stocks of celery and bitching about homeless heads of lettuce forced to sleep on the dirt.

Everyone needs a hobby I guess.

More here, and here.

Veteran CBS News Anchor Dan Rather to Resign

Good. Glad to hear it.
He should have quit a long time ago, the moron. But at least he's going away.

This tripledoubleyou is abuzz, not to mention somewhat giddy over the news.
Here, here, here. Especially here.

'Nuther Coupla Jokes

Q- Did you hear about the woman in San Francisco who was attacked by three men while she was walking down the street?
A- Two held her down while one did her hair.

An oldie:
Q- What's blue and sings alone?
A- Dan Akroyd.

Brew update

Again, awesome.
I bottled the Amber Ale last evening while cooking supper and watching the ball game.
The Tap-A-Draft jugs made it such a sweet process. 3 jugs and 5 12-ounce bottles. I was done and cleaned up in roughly an hour. 50 bottles usually takes me about 2 hours start to finish.
The brew? A nice deep coppery color. Fairly hoppy fragrance so far, but I haven't tasted it yet.

Thanks again to HOG ON ICE for posting about the TAD system on his blog. I never knew they existed.

From the 'Get Over It' department

Good gawd. Get the fuck on with your lives already.
Bush was elected by the majority. He is our president. He will lead the country to the best of his ability.
He doesn't act alone either. The Senate and House are all part of the action. It's not like he single-handedly rules the country for shit's sake.
Whiney-assed crybaby idiots just can't seem to accept that Bush got elected and support him instead of bitching about it.
Look. In government as in life, you have two scenarios. Fight or Flight. Bitching gets you nowhere. If you chose to fight, you can either fight for or against. Most whiney-assed crybabies would rather chose flight. Go sit in a corner and pout about not getting their way.
Well, if you're really serious about the flight thing, here's help. If you can honestly blame 'W' and present justification for everything wrong with your life, then I suggest you do it. If he is indeed guilty of all these infractions, maybe he needs to be replaced. If he isn't, then you're just looking for someone's shoulder to cry on and finding a scapegoat for shortcomings of the rest of the government.
Hey, the Senate and House are elected positions too. You put them there. If you say something stupid like "There's nobody in office I voted for." then maybe you need to stand back and take another look at yourself. Does "I'm right and the rest of the world is wrong" mean anything to you?

Monday, November 22, 2004


From Leno:
 -- "As you may have heard, Old Dirty Bastard has died. But enough about Yasser Arafat. "

American Crybaby Liberals Unfettered

Now here is another long overdue web site:
Those assholes have been in business way too long.

Maybe they can team up with these nice people:

Although it's raining outside, the sun is shining in my little world.

No Moore-Ralls

Ok, here's my offer. 72 virgins in paradise for the first person to expose a movie of Ted Rall and Michael Moore getting kinky.

We all have our dreams.

No More Christmas Candles? Church Air Poses Risk

The title pretty much 'splains the meat of the story, but here's a link:
From Yahoo

Another good reason to stay away from church. All that bad air from incense and candles.
Besides. There is usually someone sitting next to you who has had several boiled eggs, broccoli and chili for supper.

Monday needs a joke

Or maybe two.

Q- What’s old and smells like Ginger?
A- Fred Astaires face.

Q- What’s black, crispy and comes on a stick?
A- Joan of Ark.

Just made my day anyway.

Friday, November 19, 2004

This is just Sofa King Awesome

If you haven't seen this, you should really check it out. It is an interactive display of where satellites are located, orbiting earth.

Once the map is up, use [Shift][Click] to zoom in, and [Ctrl][Click] to zoom out.
You can also click-and-drag the mouse to move it around. Click on a sattellite to see details.
From the menu bar, go to 'Satellite'->'Select', and you can select one by name.
Just for fun, select either "Rock" or "Roll" to see where they are.
Note: They were put up there by XM.

So cool.

(Side note: If you don't have XM radio, you're missing out. I love it.)

Ok. One more joke,

Q- Why do women rub their eyes when they get out of bed in the morning?

A- Because they don’t have balls to scratch.

Do ra mi

This isn't my own creation, so I won't claim copyright:

Dough, the stuff that buys me beer
Ray, the guy who sells me beer
Me, the guy who drinks the beer
Far, too long, you get the beer
So, I’ll have another beer
La, I’ll have another beer
Tea, no thanks, I’m having beer
And that brings us back to dough-o-o-o

A Funny

Some people are like Slinkies... not really good for anything, but
you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.


Yasser Arafat was a drunk. He drank himself to death!
Well, that's how it appears. He died from cirrhosis of the liver. Which, as we all know, is usually caused from alcoholism.
At least that's what it says on the internet, and since it's in print it must be true.

The part I get a chuckle out of is the fact that boozin' it up is striclty verboten in that neck of the woods. Oh the irony.
Ok. All together now: "Practice what you preach"

Bu-Bye Ted Rall

The Washington Post drops Ted Rall.
WashingtonPost.com Drops Ted Rall's Cartoons: "Rall said he thinks the site dropped his work because of a Nov. 4 cartoon he did showing a drooling, mentally handicapped student taking over a classroom. 'The idea was to draw an analogy to the electorate -- in essence, the idiots are now running the country,' he told E&P."
What a dickhead.
Rall said he was dropped for one "boneheaded" drawing when WashingtonPost.com has "no problem with 99% of my work." He noted that the site could have pulled the one cartoon without canceling him entirely.
Good. I hope more follow suit.
He's such a greedy bastard.
There's just some things better left unsaid/undrawn, unless you're some vote whore on Fark playing around for entertainment. The rest of civilized humanity shouldn't have to be subjected to his self-serving bullshit.

On another note

Chelsea Clinton is still ugly.

Michael Moore dreams he is a chocolate cake

"AAAAGGHHHHH!"  I've been poisoned!  I should never have eaten that foot!

Planet of the Apes

Some monkey news:

Yahoo! News - Fossil Ape May Be Ancestor of All Apes - Report: "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ape that lived 13 million years ago in what is now Spain may have been the last common ancestor of all apes, including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans, researchers said on Thursday."

I've often wondered why people who say man descended from apes can't answer this question:
If man did in fact descend from apes, then why are there still apes?

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Political? Nyet!

Dammit. I can't help myself. I hate discussing politics and yet sometimes I feel compelled to at least rant. Even if I'm ranting to the blog and no one in particular.
Californians (and when I say 'Californians', I mean the leftist, nanny, tree-hugging, granola-crunching, smoke-free-unless-you're-out-in-the-smog, hippie, Berkley types, not the handful or normal human beings) have all of a sudden decided they want the constitution ammended/changed to enable Arnold to run for president.
I think I could go on a while longer, but the fact that it's coming out of California really says it all.


Below is a NSFW link to a cartoon.
"Birth of the Democrat Party."

Prepare to guffaw.

Update: Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't.

A fun read

Christina is in the process of finishing up a story. It is some entertaining stuff.
She began with input/ideas from her readers and built the story around it.

Coupla Jokes

Q- Why did God invent women?

A- Because sheep can’t cook.

Q- Why aren’t cowboys circumcised?

A- So they have someplace to keep their Skoal while they are eating.


Can't we all get along?

New National Seal:

Grandpa Joke


A small boy was lost at a large shopping mall.
He approached a uniformed policeman and said,
"I've lost my grandpa" The cop asked, "What's he like?"

The little boy replied,
"Jack Daniels and women with big tits."

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

K-Mart buying Sears?

Bob Villa grasps his chest, staggers, and cries out "I'm comin' 'Lizabeth!"

I hope Sears retains their quality and warantee.  Please don't let them start selling K-Mart shit.

Ted Nugent weeps?

I think that if you want to hunt, and are able to hunt, then you hunt.
You buy a rifle and whatever other equipment you need, you wander around the area looking for your game, dodge bullets from other idiot hunters, then when you locate your game you take it.
You also USE it. You don't leave the meat laying there to rot and mount the head on the wall, you either consume it yourself or you give to someone who will.
What you don't do is sit at your computer and shoot one by remote control.
I read a story today on Yahoo! (I won't bother with the link) where some moron wants to set up a web site where you can shoot animals using your computer. A sort of remote control which, using a mounted rifle and a camera, enables the user to locate and shoot an animal via the web. A person on the property will then gather the animal and either have it sent to you after processing or send it to a charity.
Now the biggest issues I have with this are:
First, get off your lazy ass. Exception: Someone who is physically unable to hunt. But that's a whole 'nuther critter we'll get to later.
Second, I believe in a clean kill. You shouldn't be out there blasting away if you don't know what you're doing. You should be capable of taking one shot and either downing the game on the spot, or critically wounding it enough to where it will not suffer. Under no circumstances should you be a poor enough hunter you wound an animal and lose it when it bolts. Don't tell me a remote control rifle and camera are going to be precise enough to be the equivelant of a hunter who spends many days and hundreds of rounds at the target range, I know better.
Third, what expendible sucker are they going to hire to be anywhere near the gun when some moron sitting at a computer miles away is in control of the sights? I wouldn't want to be anywhere within 5 miles of that contraption.
Now for the exception of someone who's physically unable to hunt. Chances are, there aren't that many incapacitated people who are really interested in hunting and are unable to buy a ticket to one of the other many game farms or reserves where they could gain access. If they can't get out of their house at all, buy a video game. It would have about as much of the thrill of the chase anyway, and the game could be taken by someone who is interested in the actual hunt.

Update: Now if we were to mount said units on some sort of mobile device and send it by remote through the streets of Iraq....

Brew update

That was cool. I did the bottling/kegging last night, and also transferred the amber to the secondary.
First, the Tap-A-Draft jugs sure made it a lot easier to 'bottle' the batch. Instead of ~50 bottles to take care of and cap, I had 3 jugs. There was a little left over after filling the jugs which I did put into 3 twelve ounce bottles, but how nice not to deal with all those individual bottles.
The batch: Wheat Stout. It sorta looked liked Starbucks coffee going down the filler tube, but it sure smelled good.
The amber ale is a nice coppery color, with a fairly hoppy fragrance, and is next in line for the jugs.
I have 6 jugs and 2 taps. If this works out good I will have to get more.
Thanks to Hog On Ice for the inspiration!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Speaking of sandwiches

Michael Moore dreams he is a balogna sandwich:

"I'm not either full of shit!  I'm full of baloney!"

Random thought

When is Pepsi going to get with the program and follow the other beverage bottlers who put their cans in the 2X6 'Fridge Pack'?
They continue to use the 3X4 box and it just doesn't fit as well as the others.

Mmmm. Loosely quoted

Life is like a salami sandwich.
You never know what you're going to get.

A bad joke

But I laughed anyway:
THREE old Ladies named Gertrude, Maude, and Tilly were sitting on a park bench having a quiet conversation when a flasher approached from across the park.

The man came up to the ladies, stood right in front of them, opened his trench coat and exposed himself.
Gertrude immediately had a stroke.
And then Maude also had a stroke.
But Tilly, being older and feebler, bless her heart, couldn't reach that far.

This is war

Launch an investigation? Morons. If it wasn't for the liberal media showing the thing on t.v., it wouldn't be an issue.
I'm talking about the marine "...under investigation for killing a wounded Iraqi during the offensive in Falluja ".
These people have been in the heat of the battle, another unit had already been hit by a booby-trapped wounded Iraqi, and they weren't taking any chances.
I've never been in the service not to mention in a war. But I think that I would have been more ready to shoot first and ask questions later than die.
Maybe it would have been better to lob a few shells to level the place, then build a new road with the
rubble and bones.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Where I've been

I guess I prefer the southwest. These are the states I've visited for at least a 24 hour period.

create your own personalized map of the USA

Well said

So you lose an election and you either threaten to move out of the country or threaten secession?

"A split of a great nation into two separate entities is bordering on treasonous talk. That very split nearly destroyed us in the 19th century and we certainly don’t need to let it happen again. Secession isn’t the answer to losing an election. A different strategy, different leaders perhaps, but not secession. I’m amazed that liberals are even bringing this up. Is their hatred for conservatives and what they represent so intense, so vitriolic that they will contemplate leaving the United States and carrying states with them?"
Read the whole thing here.

Whatever happened to "United We Stand"?

If the White House cabinet were a poker hand

"I fold"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell .... announced his resignation in a letter released on Monday saying it was time for him to return to private life.

The White House also released letters of resignation from Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham ...., Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and Education Secretary Rod Paige.

[The elipses replace web links. The text is in context]
Worried about their jobs? Probably not.
Seriously, when I was living in Wyoming, somewhere around the age of 12-15, I had a friend who's dad was the mayor. He obviously must have thought he wanted the job, or had been to convinced to run for it, but he was elected. Now the town was no big city by any stretch of the imagination, maybe a population of 5,000 or so
in the incorporated area, but it was the largest of the towns in the small farming community where I lived. The hub of retail and community activity, the location of the local newspaper (of which the dad was also the Editor in Chief), the junior high and high school, etc.
I would stay at my friends' house overnight where we would be working on a science project or just some contraption we wanted to try and make, as we considered ourselves very avid inventors/fabricators.
It never failed. maybe once or twice an evening but usually more often than that, the doorbell would ring. Neither my friend nor anyone else his family would bother answering the door. Not even move. I asked why, and they said that because of the smoke bombs and rings with no one there, they wouldn't answer the door until either the caller rang a second time or actually knocked on the door.
And that was just the times
when I was there, and it annoyed me. They had to deal with it all the other days when I wasn't there. The dad had too much integrity to up and quit, but he said he would never run for any public office again, and he didn't.

I don't blame those folks for saying enough is enough. They've served their stint and now they want to move on. They've probably had enough public attention, criticism and pressure, and would like to go back to leading a more private and gratifying life.
Well, I say good job and good luck.

Machael Moore-on dreams of being a pepperoni pizza

Wow! I didn't know ass zits were so tasty!

Brew Update

Maybe I'll be loosened up enough to get the brew transferred and bottled tonight.  I invested in a Tap-A-Draft system and am kinda stoked about giving it a try.
One batch is a AHS Wheat Stout from Austin Home Brew Supply, and it is ready to bottle.  Dark, dark, dark.  The light from the 6 volt flashlight cannot permeate the darkness.
The other is an amber ale, also from Austin.  It is looking quite goodly.
So, the stout is ready to bottle, and the amber is ready to transfer to the secondary fermenter.  I'll not go into details here, but homebrewers know from whence I speak. 
Anyway, since I have the Tap-A-Draft, I don't have to clean, remove labels, sanitize.... about 50 twelve ounce bottles.  I have the four 1.5 litre TAD bottles for each batch, and maybe six 12 oz'ers for any leftovers that don't fit into the big bottles.  Much easier. 
The stout should be ready to sample around a week or so after turkey day, and the amber a couple weeks after that.
Stay tuned....

Mondays suck

I used to not mind mondays much. 
My job is not one of manual labor, and is relatively slow paced.  Unless some emergency comes up or there is some unexpected deadline to meet, I do my developement with genereally speaking, sufficient time to get things completed without a lot of pressure. 
So after working around the house doing miscellaneous chores, working in the workshop or even helping someone else with some sort of arduous chore on the weekends, it's usually a respite to get back to work and take it (physically) easy.
Today I'm in pain.  Ugh. 
There were a few of us who went up north (~385 miles) to help my brother move.  After living in his house for around 10 years, and keeping true to the family tradition of being a packrat, he had plenty of shit to move.  Well, the move went quite well as there were plenty of hands helping and plenty of vehicles and equipment to get it all loaded in one trip.  I was a little stiff the next day but still ready to go ahead and do things if needed.
But it was time to come home, and after the roughly six hours we spent in the truck diriving, I stiffened up like a rigored rattler. 
Is it 4:00 yet?  Where's my Motrin?

Friday, November 12, 2004

Michael Moore dreams of being made of Spam

God I'm hungry. What would happen if I just ate one arm....


I just love having a place to vent when there's no one arount to vent to.
This blogging shit may just work out after all.

What a Moore-on

You know, this asshole just needs to be shot.
It would probably take an RPG to penetrate either that mass of flubber or that thick skull, but well, there I go digressing again
"Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information (in this election) and we want to educate and enlighten them," Moore was quoted in Thursday's edition of Variety. "They weren't told the truth. We're communicators and it's up to us to start doing it now."
[Emphasis mine]
You fucking idiot. Did you ever stop to think that maybe that 51% was educated and enlightend and that was the reason they voted the way they did?
Anyone with more than one brain cell knows They weren't told the truth from any of your so called "documentaries", which admit it now, were only made to make you money.

Look here. And here.
The video here.

Oh the humanity

We have to do something about our railway system. From Yahoo! news:

Thu Nov 11,11:46 PM ET
CHILHOWIE, Va. - Fourteen cars of an 83-car Norfolk Southern train derailed near an industrial park, leaving the area smelling like a brewery Thursday.

About 20,000 gallons of beer leaked from three cars of the Roanoke-bound train, said railway spokesman Robin Chapman.

No one was injured when the cars skipped the tracks about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chapman said.

Investigating officers said the leak did not contaminate any nearby water sources nor affect any highways.

"Everything was contained away from the creek," said Jack Tolbert Jr. of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Authorities were investigating the cause of the derailment. All trains scheduled to use the tracks through Chilhowie were held until they were cleared Thursday evening.

First it's AmTrak, and now 20,000 gallons of precious brew?
Hopefully it was just Coors.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Non political blog

Although this is not a political blog, I will be compelled to express an opinion or two on that rare occasion.

First, we have the death of Arafuck:
I read articles and posts of world leaders both current and past, saying things like "My first reaction is: God bless his soul," from President Bush. Or this from Jimmy Carter:

Former US President Jimmy Carter called Yasser Arafat “a powerful human symbol and forceful advocate” who united Palestinians in their pursuit of a homeland.

“Yasser Arafat’s death marks the end of an era and will no doubt be painfully felt by Palestinians throughout the Middle East and elsewhere in the world,” Carter said.

“He was the father of the modern Palestinian nationalist movement. A powerful human symbol and forceful advocate, Palestinians united behind him in their pursuit of a homeland,” he said in a statement distributed by his Atlanta, Georgia-based Carter Center.

Most people criticize the words and think of them as sypathy for the asshole.
I see them as what they, as other high profile leaders are just compelled to say. I don't see a God fearing christian standing at the microphone and denouncing the jew killer as a terrorist while there are people mourning a loss. It just isn't in character.
So I say give them a break for expressing sympathy on the exterior, but at the same time keep in mind that like most sane people, they are cheering and pissing on his grave on the inside.

Now for the second item: Whiney-assed left-wing liberal artsy democrats who because of horseface Kerry losing the election, threaten to leave the country.
Good Gawd. I would like to set up a Pay-Pal account and beg for donations to purchase fare for any of these self righteous, self centered, sqawking cockatiel idiots who need the final push to get the hell out of this country.
Hey. The grass is always greener. Feel free to go graze on it a while.
When you get there though, try and change something you don't like. See how much your opinion or vote matters.
When you get fed up with your new little world, it will be a pleasure to see y'all remove your head from your ass so your tail will have room between your legs when you come simpering back and try to come home.

I appreciate the United States and don't want to live anywhere else. It has it's flaws to be sure, but these to me are more than offset by it's strengths - strengths that were earned not owed. We have a few thousand people to thank for this all the way back to the humble beginnings with the founding fathers, to the many people in the armed services who have made and kept not only America a better place, but many countries around the world. INCLUDING IRAQ DAMMIT!
So to all you vets past present and future, on Veterans Day,
Thank you.
Thank you!

Update: Help is available for those willing to take the first step.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004


How can they do this to me? What are they, pushers?
I go to the grocery store to pick up a few things. We need a couple items for supper, lunches, and chicken wing sauce.
Yes, I can make my own, but the store sells chicken wing sauce in a bottle that is most excellent. I served it at the halloween party to rave reviews. People were quite taken aback when they realized it came from a bottle. But I digress...
So I go to the aisle with the sauce and they don't have it any more. It's not like there was a blank spot on the shelf, there was no price tag stuck on the shelf where this wing ambrosia had formally resided.
Now this pisses me off. They get me hooked on the stuff and take it away. On top of that, this is the second store I frequent, of the same parent company, that no longer carries the nectar.

I guess it's wing withdrawals until I break down and decide to make my own again.

I'm back!

Let's give it another try.
I'm trying to get used to these canned templates. I guess like everyone else, I'll be using a custom template before too long, but for now, it's fun to play with.

File under the heading of 'Test post' or maybe 'Junk'.

Well, here I am.

So I've been reading several blogs on a daily basis, and it seems like a good idea to have one o' these critters for serving up my own random thoughts, rants, ideas, musings and things I may just want to refer back to sometime.

I work a full time job, with computers, and don't really spend much time on a computer once I get home, so I may not start out posting like some of the other more dedicated bloggers out there, but we'll see what happens later on.

So for now, this is the initial post to get the account up and running.