Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Those Tea Party radicals, they sure did a number on things up in Toronto. Wait, it was the Tea Party radicals, right?
Obama administration decision costs America up to 1000 manufacturing jobs. Hope and change!


The gulf coast may become permanently anti Democrat because of the lack of action of this administration in protecting it from the oil spill. If too many of these Cloward-Piven decisions keep happening, the midwest may also learn to loath the Democrats.
A plausible military option for dealing with the mad mullahs in Iran.


In 2007, did not the CIA tell us that Iran had abandoned it's effort to build a nuclear bomb? Oops, I guess they were wrong, and now have enough for two (2) nukes. One for Tel Aviv, and one for Washington DC. Every CIA employee even remotely responsible for the lie in 07 should be immediately fired and stripped of all benefits. It's political reports like this that will get one of our cities vaporized, and an example must be made.

This watch is for sale at Amazon for 87,000 dollars. But the real payoff is the comments, which you can read at the link, for true comedy gold.


A new declaration of independence.

Department of Justice official resigns over the administration's racist decision not to prosecute the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.


Just imagine what dirt will come out once the Democrats no longer hold the reigns of power.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Turkish supporters of the Gaza flotilla fly the Nazi flag. It also appears that Mein Kampf is a best seller there.

Harrumpf! The first thing Obama asked about when he got off the chopper in Canada for the G20 meeting was the golf courses. Unserious, unfocused and unprepared.

Something for the guys on a Saturday. Ruger #1 in 9.3x74R, a classic African chambering. Just in case you run into an enraged water buffalo, you'll be ready.

Saturday porch picture.

The article at the link provides the best description I have seen of why the government has no business trying to "save jobs."


Thursday, June 24, 2010

The country of Belgium bids fair to fracture, hopefully without war. The reasons for the division are a lesson for all of us on the virtues of Capitalism and self reliance vs. Socialism.
Get this - the oil spill and it's potential consequences if it comes ashore causes plans to be put in place to evacuate Tampa Bay!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Man tinkers around, ends up building small fusion nuclear reactor.

Government officials tell state authorities to stop building sand berms to stop the oil.

Simply unbelievable. It gets harder everyday to attribute these kinds of decisions to mere stupidity, and easier to believe in some sort of government malevolence.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A bit of afternoon color, courtesy of Suzanne.
The family dog's "to do" list:

Run, bark, smell, flap ears, whine, pee, growl, pant, chase the cat, dig, eat something, sleep, shed, lick, chew, poo, eat poo, put on sh*t eating grin, jump, nip, track mud in house, wag, beg, howl, etc.

Who said dogs are lazy?
Can we keep our republic without leaders who stand on principle, without judges who follow the constitution and precedent, and without a people who educate themselves about the issues of the day, and understand their duty as free people to make sure that government serves them, and not the other way around? The article at the link deals with the question well, although I am not sure our age is so debauched as we might think. A short study of history shows that earlier generations had their faults as well. It is probably a question of where the tipping point lies.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Realizing that it can be several hours without seeing another vehicle, it's better to wait for someone to flag over for confirmation that this is the appropriate road. Halfway through a can of sardines and stale bread, I am suddenly aware of a presence at my side. Looking down to the left, I am startled to see a four year old girl staring up holding an aluminum pale and porcelain bowl. scanning the surrounding terrain reveals no sign of nomads or their Gers and it's impossible to determine from where she came.

"Sain ban noo," I say. Hello. Her smudgy face is frozen in an emotionless gaze upward at the Martian that someone in her family has sent her to assist. Because of a deep Buddhist belief in Karma, it's in the nature of the nomads to feed and care for strangers. This is a training mission.

Don't trip and fall.

The Chand Baori step well in Rajastan India is 13 stories deep and was built in the 9th century. Unbelievable architecture equal to or exceeding anything being built in Europe at that time. All of it done to get a little water!
1948 Buick Streamliner. Even today they could sell a pile of these. Like the Dodge Viper or Plymouth Prowler, every major brand should have a "concept car comes alive" vehicle that focuses on the "wow" rather than the practical. The publicity value alone would be worth it, but also for the sheer joy of making something like this actually happen. There would always be enough customers to pay a premium for the privilege of driving a limited edition piece of art. It seems the auto industry was far more vibrant decades ago than today.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Saturday morning porch pictures.

If you like photography check out the excellent work on this blog. Really, really good, just keep scrolling for one pleasant surprise after another. And you can practice your Swedish......

Leave it to Samuel to go to LA and find the most massive, tastiest hot dog in the state. This one is from Pink's, perhaps you have heard of it. And he ate it all.


As is wise when attacked by a sow grizzly -- although never when attacked by a black bear -- Berkey played dead, and the bear retreated. She attacked again when he first tried to get up, but he resumed making like a dead bicyclist until he was sure the bears were out of the area. He then got up and rode to his job at the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Best political concession speech evah. Go Crimson Tide! And get away from my yard sign. H/t: all over the net, but mainly Ace.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Recently taken at the former Republican president's club. Notice the jellybeans next to Reagan's right elbow? And except for that guy on the far right, we've had some hella good presidents on our team.

The Oil Drum is a first class resource for inside information about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This comment tries to make sense of the behavior of BP in it's attempts to plug the leak, and also sets out a worst case scenario for this disaster. Unfortunately, based on this analysis it appears that there is a significant chance of complete failure of the well itself, leading to the venting of the entire oil reservoir into the gulf. Sobering to say the least.
Last week I took a half day off work and drove over Meyers, Luther Pass and Carson Pass. There was a surprising amount of snow for mid June, but it is naturally melting fast. Below you see Mounts Price, Agassiz and Pyramid, left to right.

Below is Silver Lake, and on the left Thunder Mountain with Thimble Peak to the right. At this elevation, most of the snow is gone.

Below is a zoom of the massive cave on the right side of Thunder Mountain. Maybe this summer I will get the time to hike around the end of the mountain and into this opening. I have never heard of anyone doing it, although it must have been visited frequently since it is not far off a trail and visible to anyone who goes to Silver Lake. If I make it I'll post on it.

Sunday morning coffee is good, but I'm missing my coffee buddy today.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Obama administration orders Immigration to upgrade illegal alien detention centers to include:
Continental breakfasts
potted plants, wall hangings and brighter colors
classes in computers
celebrations for national and personal holidays
self service beverage bars
internet access
at least four hours a day of exercise in a natural setting
and much, much more!

Double porch picture this weekend.

Mexican drug money found during a raid in Mexico. That is 22 million dollars in 100 dollar bills.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The only real currency.

If you haven't protected yourself financially from the coming depression, better do it this week.

The first link is a good story to memorialize what happened in Normandy so long ago. Yet, the very ideas of National Socialism which we fought against then are now ascendent in our media, in Europe, and of course in the Muslim world. Evil arises again. So must the same good that led us through the storm those many years ago.


Don't piss me off.

America, what a country.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer color to overwhelm your senses. Anybody hungry for some sherbet ice cream?

The fourteen year old graduates from eighth grade. Big ceremony. In my day, they just kicked us out the door and warned us never to come back. And the looks on their faces showed that they meant it. Nowadays, the whole family even got a meal out of the festivities. Boo - yah!

For some reason I like this kind of clean, airy look, so this porch appeals to me.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A visit is in order to the halls of Obamamania, to get a perspective on the current state of disillusionment over the O's performance. Click the link and don't miss the quotes from famous folk who lost their heads over The Man. Insanity.... or would that be O-sanity?


Also, check out the report from a hyper liberal about all the photos of himself O has put up in the White House. Sick.