Saturday, September 26, 2009
Well, we managed to get another two inches of rain here today on the Banks of the Mighty Tennessee River.
Wait, let me double check my high tech digital rain gage...
...make that 2.09" since midnight.
Regardless, this weather totally SUCKS for doing things like painting closet doors or staining exterior wooden doors and as of this afternoon that's all I have left to do inside on the current yet never ending home improvement list.
Of course there's still a giant pallet full of mulch sitting tarped at the top of the driveway awaiting distribution and over three hundred pounds of high-strength concrete awaiting being mixed and poured into my home made stepping stone forms.
Then there's a boat load of new news stories out there about the closed door behind the scenes antics of the stupid %$#@ heads sitting around in DC legislating our financial and medical future.
Let me say THIS about THAT.
I personally say that you have to be intellectually corrupt else just plain stupid if you're not paying attention and further...
If you like what you do see that's going on in Washington on YOUR behalf (because you are a earned income, government mandated, income redistribution nanny state beneficiary)...
I hope you keep reading deeper into my archives, get really pissed off, leave me a nasty anonymous comment, then GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WEB PAGE.
On the other hand, if you agree with my ramblings and observations, feel free to stop by often...heck, if you're in the area stop by about 1 tomorrow and have a slice of tonight's left over pizza...
Friday, September 25, 2009
I can't even begin to express my opinion of the goings on at the so called "United Nations" this week. When I exclude the use of profanity there just aren't words in my vocabulary to adequately frame my take on the proceedings.
As a public service, I was looking around online tonight and found this photo taken in a nearby hotel bar down the street in NY from the proceedings when I had this horrible thought...
Today, we, as a country, actually find ourselves in a position where our own elected national leader actually comes across at the UN as just another radical crazy moron mumbling inane platitudes which mean nothing to virtually anyone of Anglo American descent, living in the "middle class," sitting here in Eastern Tennessee.
Seriously, Obama looked no more intelligent than Wacky Kadaffy from Libya or Bluto Chavez or that annoying little Capuchian Monkey currently running Iran.
The only person I've seen thus far that had anything worth saying and listening to was Benjamin Netanyahu from Israel who should have pulled out a machine gun and lobbed a few grenades into the building and done us all a great favor as a result of the carnage.
Then as his encore to killing the ground based Missile defense shield in Europe, Obama sat in front of the UN Security council and announced that he wants to cut the US nuclear arsenal from "thousands" of warheads to a few hundred.
Then he hopes that the little troll Kim jong Illness and the Iranian Monkey will not build any nuclear weapons and the Pakistanis will somehow keep Al Qaeda away from theirs.
Yeah...and I feel monkeys getting ready to fly out of my butt any second now...monkeys with golden wings and baskets of million dollar bills...
Feel free to disagree with me but within a couple of years you're going to figure out I'm right...
Thursday, September 24, 2009
So I flopped and flipped and stood on my head most of yesterday afternoon, and when the dust settled somehow I had managed to install my Mexican made bushings and bearings in my old Sears Kenmore Clothes dryer and when I zipped it all back together it ran quietly without walking around the basement on one foot.
Then I went out to have some drinks to celebrate, came home and cooked dinner, and in the mean time on TV watched our idiot President kissing the feet and asses of every moronic dictator and self important self appointed shit head "world leader" that would present a body part in the direction of his lips.
Then I got a grip on myself and decided to calm my nerves by looking at some new tools I'm wanting to add to my ever growing collection.
Just in case for some reason you don't understand the situation, let me tell you that tool web sites like Grainger.com and Northerntool.com are equivalent to pornography for men over the age of 39.
So there I was happily clicking my way through the weekly sales and specials when I found this doosey (please click on the image and enlarge it so you can see why my head exploded):
The %$#@ idiots in the states of California and Washington have decided that you can't burn wood in your house or trailer or hunting cabin to provide heat and cook some bacon and eggs and biscuits in the morning.
I suppose that these assholes want you to eat Tofu and cold Brie with crackers and install solar panels in order to reduce your "carbon footprint"
I'd like to put my footprint on some body's asses out there on the left coast.
So much for personal responsibility and surviving the winter without paying the power company or the gas company without freezing to death.
Can you believe this Crap? They've actually banned the sale of wood burning stoves because of the "pollution" they produce...
in two states which are nearly consumed by wildfires each year...wildfires burning WHAT?
I have to go now and fill the kitchen sink with water and ice and soak my head.
Y'all have a LOVELY day...if you can...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold. The traditional division between nations of the south and north makes no sense in an interconnected world. Nor do alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long gone Cold War."
(got the quote from my Friends and Idols over at Powerline here.)
I don't know about you , but I say that it's time to clean our guns and polish our brass.
And as for me?
Not only am I keeping my Powder Dry.
Heck...I'm Making my own powder.
What about you?
In reading about and watching TV news stories about the loss of actor Patrick Swayze last week, I learned of the death of another artist which somehow through inattention or Alzheimer's I somehow missed or forgot I heard about.
That would be the March 2nd, 2008 death of the Canadian guitar virtuoso Jeff Healey. Here is a photo of him as he appeared with Swayze as the leader of the house band in the movie "Road House:"
Adopted by a firefighter father from his birth mother, Healey lost his eyesight to a rare cancer at the age of 8 months, started playing guitar at the age of 3, and went on to live another 40 years of life "vision-less" while attaining great recognition as a guitarist and musical executive.
Imagine never remembering seeing the sun or your mom or your dog or even the guitar you make a living playing laying in your lap?
Click on this link and take a listen to his song "Angle Eyes" which I have the audacity to sing every now and again in public:
The Jeff Healey Band - Angel Eyes (Official Music Video) - The best video clips are here
Unfortunately, Cancer has a long memory...and it came back to get him in the end, but today I celebrate Mr. Healey's victories and successes and realize that I really don't have it so bad when I start feeling sorry for myself.
I feel really bad because I've resorted to writing just a few words and sticking up photos and You Tube videos on the blog here for nearly the past week.
It's just that my head is spinning with the stupidity on the news and the UN moronity and the upcoming G-20 insanity...
And then there is all of the work I've done installing new floors and new doors...
and did I mention yesterday installing a new double flap Turbo Puppy door in the back wall of the house--requiring chiseling another 10" wide by 16" high hole through solid brick and 2x4's and fiber board and Sheetrock?
Once I get the trim and crown moulding installed I'll put up a picture for your approval.
Then recently our Sears Kenmore Clothes Dryer decided to cough up a couple of tumbler drum wheel bearings so I had to order a rebuild kit online and it arrived via UPS yesterday, so later this morning I'm pulling the guts out of the dryer and doing a "soft" rebuild including all bearings and a new drive belt for the drum and blower fan.
I've done that work a couple of times in the past twenty five years (in addition to watching my father teach me the process in the 1960's and 1970's) so there's another $200 repair charge averted to my credit.
There's all kinds of professional/business rumblings going on around here at the Turbo Pup Compound on the Banks of Mighty Tennessee River--mainly independent business stuff--but I'd have to kill you if I shared the details
Regardless, I'm quite happy to report that we've made it from the December 19th layoff last year all the way to September 23rd this year with me spinning in circles and somehow, by the grace of God, managing to pay the mortgage and keep the lights on and the trash hauled away.
Please excuse me if I just take time to give thanks for my blessings and remain silent in prayer for relief for our country's and world's ills.
Some Divine intervention and well thought out protection from our so called "leaders" and self appointed "experts" would be a good place to start...