"Obama's An Idiot" is where my political bitches now live. Go ye thereto and read.
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
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
'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!!"
"AND I'LL BRING IN SOME MORE!!"
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'!
Hmmm. Tasty snack.
(Is it true he can wobble but he can't fall down?)
"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.
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.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
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.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
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.
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.
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.
Q- What's blue and sings alone?
A- Dan Akroyd.
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.
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
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.
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.
Friday, November 19, 2004
Once the map is up, use
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.
(Side note: If you don't have XM radio, you're missing out. I love it.)
Dough, the stuff that buys me beerBah!
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
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"
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
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.
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....
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
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.
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
"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"?
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.
Friday, November 12, 2004
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.
First it's AmTrak, and now 20,000 gallons of precious brew?
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.
Hopefully it was just Coors.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
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,
Update: Help is available for those willing to take the first step.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
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 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'.
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.