Don't Watch the News!

Watching the news on any channel is sure to give you indigestion for one reason or another. And most of the actions taken by Mr. Egregious are just incomprehensible! I sure as hell don't want to be owning a part of 72% of GM that's for sure. So if you can stand it, see where the Great Bullshitter stands on your list of all time liars.

Sorry about all the weird spaces. Can't seem to make them come out right!

George W. Bush was president for eight long years...and if you believe he
got dumber and dumber the longer he remained in office, how do you feel
about the following?
Had George W. Bush made a clumsy joke at the expense of the Special Olympics
(viz., helping the intellectually handicapped), would you have dismissed it as a non-issue?

If George W. Bush had given an iPod to the Queen of England containing
videos of his speeches, would you have thought "how cute!"

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and referred to "the Austrian
language," would you have brushed it off as the understandable slip of a Harvard law

If George W. Bush had appointed people to high places whose flawed character impaired them to the extent that they had difficulty remembering to file, much less pay, their income taxes, would you have dismissed this as minor cock-up that will all work out for the betterment of the nation?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had taken a cue from Hugo Chavez and politically dragooned
a Republican Congress to allocate 5.6 Billion dollars for the creation of a
civilian volunteer security force as strong and well equipped as the regular Army, mandating that this quasi-military force fall under his personal command and control, would you have been concerned?

If George W. Bush had proposed doubling the size of the national debt, would
you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed doubling the national debt again over
the next 10 years, would you have dismissed it with a "tsk, tsk"?

If George W. Bush pushed the passage of a $785 Billion Stimulus bill and
promised transparent tracking to reveal precisely how monies from the bill would be spent..then postponed oversight until 2010, would you approve or would you think something "fishy"?

If Bush had promised 48 hour advance posting of the same bill on the internet but only released it to the public two hours before congressional approval, wouldn't you have questioned his ethics?

If Bush's White House Staff had spent over $300,000 flying Air Force One low over New York (for a publicity photo fly-by) scaring the hell out Of the city's residents, wouldn't you have expected Bush to make the pictures public? Would you have approved? Obama won't give them up, but he saw fit to release the secret "torture memos".

If George W. Bush had been "addicted" to using a TelePrompTer, and seldom gave a speech without having one, would you have approved ? Would you think he was intelligent? Intelligent would have had one of your minions put one straight ahead to read once in a while. As it is, his head swings from right to left and back like Arlen Spector changes political parties!

If George W. Bush had pre-approved/pre-picked the list of reporters allowed to ask questions at his press conferences and refused to call on the correspondent from MSNBC (FOX with Obama), would you have approved? Is that a fair and balanced news conference?

If George W. Bush and a Republican Congress had given hundreds of millions of dollars to a group (the right-wing equivalent of ACORN) after its members had been convicted of voter registration fraud, would you approve of them to doing the 2010 Census, which will determine congressional districts for 10 years? Will you trust ACORN in 2010?

Would you have approved of George W. Bush moving the census from the Department of Commerce into the White House and putting his Chief of Staff in control of the counting?

In the aftermath of 9-11, if you knew George W. Bush prohibited the CIA from water boarding Islamic extremists who possessed information we needed to prevent attacks that could potentially killed millions of Americans, would you have approved?

Oddly enough, Barack Obama has committed all these faux pas in just 17 weeks
-- so brace yourself sit back and enjoy, we still have approximately three years and eight months remaining for more surprises.

If you got through all the If GWB's and finished the list What do you really think about your boys veracity now? Come on C sniper, be honest now! TIFN


Busy Times

I have been neglecting this thing pretty badly for the last month or so. To damned many things going on and not enough time in the day to get it all done! Or so it seems.

Well lets see, a few weeks ago it was a rush to get the chicken coop done in time for the new arrivals. Went down to Brooklyn CT two weeks ago today and picked up 36, 18 week old RI Red chickens. After acclimating themselves to the new digs, they have rewarded me with my first dozen eggs over the last three days. Well, actually only 24 of them have been on watch. The other 12 went to a friend for whom I picked them up!

In the mean time, a couple of the older grand kids wigged me to the point of distraction so I up and ordered for them, from McMurray hatchery in Iowa,4 Red Frizzle Cochin's and 4 Buff Cochin's along with 18 Cornish X Rocks. These, the X Rocks are the birds that generously donate their used body parts to the deli counter down at the BIG. You know, those whole legs that look like they came off of a 50 lb turkey? Anyway we have been in the throes of raising these little cuties for one week today. They showed up as one day old's in the USP Office last Monday. The little Cochin's race around the pen like NASCAR drivers gone crazy! You know, go fast, turn left? Those X Rocks just sit in front of the feeder, literally SIT with their heads stuck in it and munch pretty much continuously! Once in a while time out for a drink of the special kick-a-poo juice I'm feeding them. In ten weeks or so they go into the freezer to show up on the table for Saturday night, or Sunday dinners!

The garden has finally dried out in enough places for the planting of selected things to go to ground. Onions and three kinds of spuds are in and plant tops are up about six inches. Just hilled them all up today for the next to last time. Peas, turnips, 4 kinds of lettuce, beets, carrots,tomatoes and peppers are all in and up and doing well, but only after I got halfway smart and wrapped some floating row cover around the peppers and tomatoes as they were all getting wind whipped pretty severely. Put in the pole beans yesterday along with 4 hills of Zucchini, and two of yellow crooknecks.(I don't like those little yellow bastards but Mama-san does so-oo-oo!) A nice big row of Cilantro and one of Cumin for all those Latino dinners we should be getting used to. Read about a trick for the tomatoes I hadn't heard of before. Drop a handful of crushed up fine egg shells in the bottom of the hole first and then the plant. It stops the blossom end rot for the most part because it, the end rot, is caused by calcium deficiency.

Spent about a week this winter sandblasting and painting my old 35 years, Kemp Hammer mill Shredder to get it ready for another 35 yrs of use. Well one hour into the first usage, ENGINE SEIZURE! It broke a ring and that was the end of that! New replacement engine came to about $300!! That was about half the cost of the shredder all those years ago. Can't complain though, it has been well used in the intervening time!

What else is going on? All kinds of crap from the O man that I cannot deal with anymore! I'll just leave it up too the future generations to see if they can ever recover from the damage that this one individual is doing to this country. Oh yeah, please don't forget about Petrified Pelosi's help and lies!

And on the local level, I see that we have two much more qualified personnel looking out for our welfare than the biologists etc. from the EPA! Not that I am very much enamoured of that particular group, but one would tend to think that if so august a body should declare a particular herbicide to be safe when used as directed, then who are the locals with somewhat less ability to do the studies that preceded the EPA's declaration, to tell us that they are extremely dangerous to us all and prohibit the use of same? Smacks of demagoguery no?

I guess this is enough to get a few folks started on the usual round of put downs, so I'll be down in the cellar, "girding my loins" as it were to be ready to forestall all the slings and arrows. Actually I'm going to load a couple hundred rounds of super hot .45 ACP!!


A Nod to "Right" Thinking

In the following pictures you get a nice view of the new Airport complex, but you may also get some insight into how the beauracratic mind works. For the life of me I cannot figure out why they reversed the usage of the two new parking lots. Can someone give me a rational explanation for why it was done like this? You may have to click on the pictures to read the writing or use a magnifying glass! I couldn't figure out how to make it bigger.