Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Trust The Times ?

Bill O'Reilly
"Who do you trust to keep you safe - The New York Times or the Bush administration? You make the call."

O'Reilly made some statements to the Boston Herald - read themHere

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Blog link

Disgruntled Truck Driver
I like this guy !

Friday, June 23, 2006

Terrorists Among Us

Bomb Plot Squashed

These people are among us and determined to kill us ! I am glad our security people are doing their job .

"Seven people have been arrested in connection with a plot to attack buildings across the US, a law enforcement official says."From Aljazeera - read it here

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Father's Day

Father's day , 2006
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there . Remember , any guy can be a father , but it takes a real man to be a DAD !
My own father is gone but not forgotten !

Thursday, June 15, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's movie
Al Gore's movie is in a theatre near you . Will you go to see it ?
I will wait until someone puts it on video or it shows on TV , mostly because I just don't go to movies , but also because I am not interested in his theories .
I have read some reviews , from both perspectives , and think it is a blatant distortion of facts and use of "junk science" , and is a scare tactic of the Liberal and Progressive factions of politics .
About the "science" ; he says "The evidence is overwhelming and undeniable ." But read from :
"Well, I heard that carbon dioxide is bad -- it's pollution, isn't it?
There seem to be a few things that your informant forgot to tell you -- like carbon dioxide being an essential trace gas that underpins the bulk of the global food web. Estimates vary, but somewhere around 15% seems to be the common number cited for the increase in global food crop yields due to aerial fertilization with increased carbon dioxide since 1950. This increase has both helped avoid a Malthusian disaster and preserved or returned enormous tracts of marginal land as wildlife habitat that would otherwise have had to be put under the plow in an attempt to feed the growing global population. Commercial growers deliberately generate CO2 and increase its levels in agricultural greenhouses to between 700ppmv and 1,000ppmv to increase productivity and improve the water efficiency of food crops far beyond those in the somewhat carbon-starved open atmosphere. CO2 feeds the forests, grows more usable lumber in timber lots meaning there is less pressure to cut old growth or push into "natural" wildlife habitat, makes plants more water efficient helping to beat back the encroaching deserts in Africa and Asia and generally increases bio-productivity. If it's "pollution," then it's pollution the natural world exploits extremely well and to great profit. Doesn't sound too bad to us. "

There is plenty more info in the above article , and I think some reading of it and some further study of real science might be "inconvenient truth " for Gore and his followers .Read it here

Wisdom from Hillary ?

Clinton urged Party unity
"If we're going to win in November then we have to be smarter, tougher and better prepared than our opponents," she said.

"One thing they do know how to do is win and we have to reach out to people who may not be able to agree with us."
Mrs. Clinton made this statement during discussions about Democrat disarray within the party as President Bush's numbers slowly rise .

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hurricane season warning from my sister

Warning for Houstonians ( and others in hurricane territory )
"I am sending this to some of my family who can pass it on to their sister and mom, and to some of my Alabama friends as well as others who will heed the warnings!

To: ex-Houstonians, present Houstonians, and future Houstonians or those
who know a Houstonian:

We're about to enter the peak of the hurricane season, which starts June
1 and ends November 30. Any day now, you're going to turn on the TV and
see a weather person pointing to some radar blob out in the Gulf of Mexico ( we just had the first hurricane near Florida) and making two basic meteorological points:

(1) There is no need to panic.
(2) We could all be killed.

Yes, hurricane season is an exciting time to be in Houston. If you're
new to the area, you're probably wondering what you need to do to prepare for
the possibility that we'll get hit by "the big one.''

Based on our experiences, we recommend that you follow this simple
three-step hurricane preparedness plan:

STEP 1. Buy enough food and bottled water to last your family for at
least three days.

STEP 2. Put these supplies into your car.

STEP 3. Drive to Nebraska and remain there until Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately, statistics show that most people will not follow this
sensible plan. Most people will foolishly stay here in Houston.

We'll start with one of the most important hurricane preparedness items:

HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE: If you own a home, you must have hurricane
insurance. Fortunately, this insurance is cheap and easy to get, as long
as your home meets two basic requirements:

(1) It is reasonably well-built, and
(2) It is located in Nebraska.

Unfortunately, if your home is located in Houston, or any other area that
might actually be hit by a hurricane, most insurance companies would prefer
not to sell you hurricane insurance, because then they might be required to
pay YOU money, and that is certainly not why they got into the insurance
business in the first place.

So you'll have to scrounge around for an insurance company, which will
charge you an annual premium roughly equal to the replacement value of your
house. At any moment, this company can drop you like used dental floss.

Since Hurricane Alicia, I have had an estimated 27 different
home-insurance companies. This week, I'm covered by the Bob and Big Stan
Insurance Company, under a policy which states that, in addition to my
premium, Bob and Big Stan are entitled, on demand, to my kidneys.

SHUTTERS: Your house should have hurricane shutters on all the windows,
all the doors, and -- if it's a major hurricane -- all the toilets. There
are several types of shutters, with advantages and disadvantages:

Plywood shutters: The advantage is that, because you make them yourself,
they're cheap. The disadvantage is that, because you make them yourself,
they will fall off.

Sheet-metal shutters: The advantage is that these work well, once you
them all up. The disadvantage is that once you get them all up, your hands
will be useless bleeding stumps, and it will be December.

Roll-down shutters: The advantages are that they're very easy to use,
will definitely protect your house. The disadvantage is that you will have
to sell your house to pay for them.

"Hurricane-proof'' windows: These are the newest wrinkle in hurricane
protection: They look like ordinary windows, but they can withstand
hurricane winds! You can be sure of this, because the salesman says so. He
lives in Nebraska.

"Hurricane Proofing Your Property: As the hurricane approaches, check
your yard for movable objects like barbecue grills, planters, patio
furniture, visiting relatives, etc.; you should, as a precaution, throw
these items into your swimming pool (if you don't have a swimming pool, you
should have one built immediately). Otherwise, the hurricane winds will
turn these objects into deadly missiles.

EVACUATION ROUTE: If you live in a low-lying area, you should have an
evacuation route planned out. (To determine whether you live in a low-lying
area, look at your driver's license; if it says "Houston" you live in a
low-lying area.) The purpose of having an evacuation route is to avoid being
trapped in your home when a major storm hits. Instead, you will be trapped
in a gigantic traffic jam several miles from your home, along with two
hundred thousand other evacuees. So, as a bonus, you will not be lonely.

HURRICANE SUPPLIES: If you don't evacuate, you will need a mess of
supplies. Do not buy them now! Houston tradition requires that you wait
until the last possible minute, then go to the supermarket and get into
vicious fights with strangers over who gets the last can of SPAM. In
addition to food and water, you will need the following supplies:

23 flashlights. At least $167 worth of batteries that turn out, when the
power goes out, to be the wrong size for the flashlights.

Bleach. (No, I don't know what the bleach is for. NOBODY knows what the
bleach is for. But it's traditional, so GET some!)

A 55-gallon drum of underarm deodorant.

A big knife that you can strap to your leg. (This will be useless in a
hurricane, but it looks cool.)

A large quantity of raw chicken, to placate the alligators. (Ask anybody
who went through Alicia; after the hurricane, there WILL be irate

$35,000 in cash or diamonds so that, after the hurricane passes, you can
buy a generator from a man with no discernible teeth.

Of course these are just basic precautions. As the hurricane draws near,
it is vitally important that you keep abreast of the situation by turning on
your television and watching TV reporters in rain slickers stand right next
to the ocean and tell you over and over how vitally important it is for
everybody to stay away from the ocean.

Good luck and remember: It's great living in paradise! Those of you who
aren't here yet you should come. Really!"

Rev. Wineva Hankamer
Strawbridge UMC
5629 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
Cell 713 315-7593

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pack Rat

Pack Rat
I saw this poem on the Old Tools Digest , submitted by Bill Taggart .
Written in a children's book by Jack Prelutsky , "Zoo Doings "

The Pack Rat

The pack rat's day is spent at play
Collecting useless stuff.
No matter what the pack rat's got,
He's never got enough.

Nails and tacks and wire and wax,
A knife, a fork, a feather,
Large or tiny, dull or shiny,
Tin or bone or leather.

Sticks and socks and spoons and rocks
And nuts that squirrels lose,
Rings and strings, peculiar things
A rat could never use.

The pack rat saves and stores in caves
Strange treasures smooth and knobby.
It's not from greed nor out of need,
He does it as his hobby.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Don't Touch This Switch !

Terry Pratchett
"Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible... If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying "End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH," the paint wouldn't even have time to dry."
Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

I have been reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels lately . Excellent satirical stories !

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

To Hell with 666!

D-Day 6-6-1944

We should be observing D-Day today , the day in history that the Allies stormed the beaches at Normandy to begin the end of WWII !
In just a couple of months we lost over 50,000 troops .
In modern America we spend too much time and money on trivial matters such as movies , rock stars , and things like Y2K and 666 .
wiki here

A Quote for Today

"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."
Henry J. Kaiser
US industrialist (1882 - 1967)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

A Quote for the Day

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting."

Charles Bukowski (1920 - 1994)