Asshole in Chief

Just how disconnected and uninvolved is that friggin idiot in the whitehouse? He was making a speech to someone today and again showed his stupidity. Either that or he didn't have his tele-prompter turned. on.

He was spouting off about that bunch of terriorists in Syria/Iraq.  They go by the name of ISIS. And this idiot then showed his complete lack of knowledge when he called them, "ISIL" What a dumb son of a bitch! TIFN


Rhode Island-Still the home of the dumbest people in the USA!

I don't know how one large group of people can be so stupid over and over again. For the last 85 years they have been electing the same crooked politicians and their descendants that their grandparents did.

We have had an inordinate amount of crooked Judges, Mayors, Councilmen, DA's, AG's, etc., etc..

We have three people, Democrats, all vying for the Governors office. Of the three, if I was a Dem, I think I'd vote for Riamondo. Taveras is probably just as able as any of the others to continue the downward slide of this state. They all claim to have some great solution to our problems but at the end of their term we are still in the same quagmire only a little  bit closer to going down for the count.

And then there is the third candidate. This guy has never lived in the state as a full fledged citizen. He only came here in the summer to visit his grandparents for a couple of weeks or so. He keeps spouting off about how we need to get back into the mainstream of jobs, lower taxes,blah, blah, blah! He says we need to get rid of the cronyism, nepotism, crooked bidding, insider politics and contract awarding that has held us back. He is yet to acknowledge that his grandfather was a part of the problem because he was one of the Senators who pushed through a lot of the bullshit laws that we are laboring under even today.

So here we have Mr. Claiborne Pell on the scene.  He comes funded by the millions of dollars left to him from his grandfather or his father. He was an officer in the USCG doing what I have no idea. But with his money and his family connections I would venture to say it was only whatever he wanted to do. A lot of people have  gone into politics practically destitute and retired from an $80-100 K job twenty or thirty years later a multi-millioaire. Wonder where and how they get all that money from sitting in a room in an office building just looking out for we little guys.

Apparently he doesn't want to work any harder than grandpa because he cannot hold a job for more than a year as he has eight different ones in just nine years! Not a very good record for someone who now wants to be the Governor of  this misbegotten state. He has no more experience at being a Governor  than that poser president we now have inhabiting the Whitehouse and issuing his dictatorial decree's.

So here we are, trying to figure out which one of these turkeys is going to be our fearless leader for the next four years and how far they will lead us further down the 85 year old sewer pipe! I have NO HOPE!!!   TIFN


Some Movement

Today there were four or five soccer teams from the mainland and a couple of ours that had the annual tournament  that has been played here for a few years. There were a couple of comments I overheard about how nice the field was. Green Grass! I guess brown is the standard at a lot of the mainland fields.

Well we  put up a good fight and one of our teams advanced to the finals. Won? or not? don't know, had to leave.

The goal of reaching $35K for the underground sprinkler system is well on it's way and is presently at $26+K. So if you can find a few spare dimes in your pocket that no one else has a claim on, please send them to the Ian Kortbek Fund, attn: Heinz Field Fund. T'will be much appreciated.

OBTW, has anyone noticed how all the signs along the dunes on the Neck Road enjoining folks to stay OFF THE DUNES are being completely ignored? No you say? Then you must be blind! It is just steady traffic all day long with nary a thought given to the consequences to the Island or their pocketbook. Oh yeah that's right, there ARE no consequences to the pocket! How about a nice $500 fine for the first offense and a nice round $1000 for the second? Might that give some of these folks pause?

The Town Council should get off it's collective ass and get a few more signs put up along with ones denoting the price you WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IGNORING THEM! Nah! Can't do that! It might hurt someones feelings,and we all know how absolutely necessary it is to respect everyone else's feeling no matter how how egregious they may be!

I know there are only two people reading this but it did my old heart good to get it out there. Maybe I will send this one to the paper also. TIFN




Don't know if anyone on BI still looks at this blog because I have been absent for quite a while.
But now, I have reached a point in my life that I really don't care too much what folks might think of what I have to say.
So to get started, I just wrote a letter to the local paper about  the goings on up at Heinz Field which for those who don't know is the local place where numerous sports events take place. 
There was a lot of money spent on turning it into a really nice field for all the various sports played on such a venue. And then the Town Fathers and Town Mothers just gave up on the maintaining of the place! Didn't want to spend the money to do it. But then spent endless hours haggling over wether it should be fertilized with organic or manufactured fertilizer.
Well the got that settled, it their own minds anyway, then went out and spent another ton of money for the Organic type. That, and a few hundred pounds of grass seed. Then it sat there in a big pile most all of last summer while the grass seed sprouted in the bags and the rest of it just rotted. Off it went to the dump because it was now useless. 
Here is a copy of what was in the paper:

What is going on up at Heinz field? More accurately, what isn't going on? I am up there at least two nights a week to watch a few family members participating in various sports programs. Sometimes the grass has been mowed that week and sometimes it hasn't. Playing soccer on an uncut field is just asking for all sorts of knee, ankle, and foot problems.
Whomever is doing the mowing of the field needs to bestir him/herself to get off the mower when an obstacle is encountered and move the damned thing. The way it is done now is to just mow around it and be done! This leaves patches of un-mown grass all over the field. Not good for the aforementioned physical parts when a person running at full tilt tries to kick a ball sitting in one of these clumps.
The driver of the mower or the person doing the maintenance on this mower is NOT doing a very professional job. The mower deck apparently hangs at an angle because thats the way the grass is cut. High on one side of the pass and much closer to the dirt on the other. How hard is it to level the deck? Is anyone checking for such a mundane thing? I check mine after the first pass of every mowing session.
Whatever happened to the mower that had money appropriated at a financial Town meeting a few years ago, with the stipulation that it was to be used specifically for the maintenance of Heinz Field and Ball O'Brien Park? Is this the same machine that has been seen in the winter plowing sidewalks etc. around town? Why is it being used for that, when a much better vehicle would be a snowblower sized specifically to do that job. A much lower cost to we taxpayers for the gas, wear and tear, repairs, then the much larger tractor being employed now would be much appreciated by all of us. Is this the result of someone employing their pen and telephone in the town hall and counter-manning the will of the voters?
We have right now, a fine facility up there. It is used by a large portion of the people of the town. Go up there any Monday or Thursday evening and you will be amazed by the number and diversity of the folks in attendance. It is comprised of little babies in strollers all the way through the spectrum on up to grandparents and other assorted folks. They bring blankets and various amounts of food to consume while there. It is just like the old time picnics we used to go on. This is a varied segment of the population of the Island and shows a great coming together to participate or just watch their family members in friendly competition! There is not a better place to be on these evenings!
There is also right now a fundraiser underway, looking for money to put in an underground irrigation system in the whole of the field. It will keep it lush and green and make it an even more enjoyable place to be. Right now it is kept that way by the efforts of a couple folks who are continually going up there to move the present watering system around, about every four hours throughout the day in order to cover the whole field.
So again I ask, “What is going on up at Heinz field?” How about if the denizens of Town Hall begin taking an active interest in what is an integral, and well used portion of our infrastructure instead of leaving it up to a few individuals to do their job for them! And get that piece of misappropriated piece of machinery back where it is supposed to be.

Respectfully, Everett R Littlefield

SO---If anyone has any comments after reading the paper feel free to come here and vent, Pro or Con, all are welcome. Address for the blog is,   www.islandvoice.blogspot.com



This is the only natural arch that I know of on BI. Has anybody got a clue? Leave a comment if you know. Leave one even if you don't know! Not even sure anyone even stops in here anymore!


Does any one still read this thing?

Been quite a while since I've written anything. Garden is all done, Pigs have gone to piggy heaven, and half of the turkey's have all attended a Thanksgiving dinner. The last batch is waiting in the wings for the week before Xmas.

I keep waiting in vain for the people of this country to open their eyes to just what is going on and just how fast they are losing a lot of their rights. This administration continues to trample the Constitution on a daily basis.

I am very disheartened, and if the next election cycle goes the way of the last three or four, we can all put our heads between our knees and kiss our asses goodbye!  The people need to go to the polls and do away with every single person in both Houses of the Congress. All the old RINO'S need to be dispossessed as well as their counterparts on the other side of the aisle!

Oh by the way, just why is it that seven to eight percent of the people who are atheists, get to dictate to the other ninety three percent  about how we have to life our lives?  When are we finally going to stand up and tell them to just shut up, sit down, and be quiet? This PC crap is rapidly undermining the whole social structure of this country.  I'm not a religious person per se, more of the agnostic bent, but as I was growing up I was exposed to people who lived their lives according to the golden rules, and much of any morality that I do posses came to me through the interactions with these people. Friends, Neighbors, Family members all had a hand in shaping who I am today.

OBTW it really is OK to say "Merry Christmas"!!! So do it, a lot!! End of today's rant. TIFN


Update to the last post

Well the first of the thirteen eggs we set earlier this month has hatched out to a cute little turkey. There are five more of his/her brethren in the process of pecking themselves out of their Calcium Cottages. Hopefully the rest will finish in due time.

Made a new purchase last week and it got here just in time. The four females Narragansetts seem to have taken on the task of repopulating the Island all by themselves. Between them all we collected sixty (60) eggs from various nests and have started them in the  new incubator so that they will all hatch at approximately the same time. we will be up to our tushies in turkies as there are already 22 in the sliding cage. I accidentally  killed one of them when He got caught under the cross bar and I turned him into a turkey pancake. Won't make that same mistake twice! So with the 22 there, the 16 hatching on the kitchen table, and the 60 in the new incubator, that comes to 98 if I added it right.  But the good thing is that 12 of them are spoken for already.

The Cauliflower row is my first failure of this season. I guess I brought them outside a bit too early even though they were ensconced in hoop houses covered with Agribon. To stressful an as a result they all "bolted for the sky". I had just tied up the leaves over the heads to keep the blanched. NOT!  So I moved on down to my #2 raised bed and planted three more short rows and hopefully we will have some at the end of the summer to pickle and enjoy fresh.

All the tomatoes look like a mangrove jungle! I can't even walk between rows. They are covered in small tomatoes and tons of flowers. After the last hard rain I mixed up a batch of Enz-Rot, 2 tsps. to a gallon of water and sprayed them all till they dripped to try and get some calcium absorbed.

All the Golden Bantam corn, an heirloom variety, and another hybrid have all come up and are past the stage of being pulled by crows.That is if they survive the hail of #5 bird shot sure to engulf them! I also planted a bunch of northwestern Blue Hubbard squash. These are about 15 pound ones, NOT the 40 pound monsters we used to grow as kids.

Piggies are doing well and are now almost up to my size!  In another couple of months  they will be ready to be retired to the chest freezers in various basements. TIFN

OBTW, has anyone opened their eyes and seen just what it is our illustrious presidente has done and is doing to this country? Just wondering!!