In the belly of a volcano. CAPULIN NM. Something like 20,000 acres of malpais. You can walk all around the rim and into the crater. There are a number of others in the vicinity as well. Very cool!

2/28/09

The Hoovaries Love Obama's Irak Plan

RED FLAG
Seeing the right operate as they do when and loving the slap in the face plan to the left you gotta know there's some kalabule bullshit going on behind the scenes. These fuckers are never happy unless they get their way. Will Boner and Bitch reach across the aisle in an offer of buddyness next time??

You betcha they will if they get their way.

The Republican leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives — Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Rep. John Boehner of Ohio — also issued statements praising Obama's Iraq policy.

2/27/09

Alternative Transportation Options

Have long thought it's time to take a look at less expensive options for transportation in this country. Hate to use this term but a peoples car so to speak. It can and could be done and needs to be done because people still need to get places and the less expensive it is for them the better.

No cheap cars are not for everybody nor will they be perfect. And yes there are obstacles in respect to mandated features and insurance issues. My point is that it's time people had more choices for getting from one place to another.

This vehicle below is a Mitsubishi Mighty Mits. 18 years old and still going strong. Comes in different configurations including van style. Very well designed and get super gas mileage. Not all that cheap and at present not available. The motor is running.




Below is the world's cheapest car the Tata Nano. Being made and sold in India and beyond but not here for the obvious reasons. It would set you back 2500 smackers. I'd love to drive this thing-seriously I would.




In 1971 the only new car I ever bought was one of these a Honda 600 Coupe. Drove to Kansas City and it was a done deal for $2006. It was a impressive car and don't let the size fool you as there was ample room inside and got 40 to 50 mpg depending of course how it was driven. 80 was about the top speed. Mine was blue and the mirrors were not like these ugly ones seen here.




Given the technology we have today I'd like to see what somebody could come up with here if they got their mind right and put that mind to work. There's a market out there for vehicles such as this - a big one.

Just saying.

Leave Does Not Mean Stay

And staying is what we are going to do in Irak for years. 50,000 troops worth with many of those who do leave the country heading next door to Afghannystan for more of the same.

"Ending the war" does not mean leaving so many troops there. I don't give a shit how the Dims and Obama frame this what we have now and what will be there in the future is called an occupation. Ask Iraqi's if they want us there and just what the hell do you think the answer will be from most.

I'm so sick of this shit I could just scream as I feel betrayed. "End the war" and "Leave Iraq" a mantra from Obama while campaigning. You bullshitted us and if you really meant those things you would not be taking the stance you are now.

Every one of you war loving hypocritical bastards in DC can kiss my ass!

2/26/09

Rocky Mountain News Is History

Tomorrows paper will be the last in the 150 years it has been published. In some ways it's a bit sad but they shouldn't feel lonely as there will be more going broke just as they did.

But what I really think is tough fucking shit. One of the columnists did a piece blaming Craig's List for their demise. Well maybe that has had something to do with it but the bottom line most papers that have failed or are going to is that you fucked up big time and you deserve no less.

Yes there's an attitude here along with a memory like an elephant. Whether it's the Rocky or another every goddamn one of you banged the drums of war leading up to the invasion of Iraq even though there was ample evidence otherwise. Fuck you for what you did to my country by continually taking a centrist position on important issues and saying you did no wrong and that you are providing an important product that informs the public of the issues. Double fuck you!

Over the last eight years there have been any number of stories where you could have chosen reality over spin from those who were raping our country and the Constitution but no you picked the same road as always so I say don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out and don't forget a lot of the reason for your demise is because of the same attitude here.

I'll get the truth and the whole story on the internets that does not whore themselves out to the whacked out religious right wing of the party of Hoover giving them a continual mouth piece to spew their shit and propaganda without calling them on it as it should be.

If you had done your job we would not be in the world of shit we're in at present so triple fuck you ass holes!

Here
is the link to the Rocky's article on the demise of their paper if you care to read.

An Above Average Excellant Make You Feel Good Story

On 1/26/08 OTC put this post below up. It made me feel bad like I had put a hex or something on the second person who died.

This is the
second one in ten days. At lunch today talking about the first with a good friend and former ski patroller he related several stories he experienced with skiers who fell into tree wells. Exactly what Bill said a few hours ago happened two hours after we talked. You're alone and go in and it's head first and can't get out you are dead. Even with a partner that may not be enough as that is what happened today. His bud couldn't get him out and he didn't make it. That really sucks.

All I can say is take a minute and read this story from today and put a smile on your face that good things can happen in even the worst of circumstances. Ski Patroller's rock let me tell you.
LINK

Another Robed Catholic Stirring Up The Shit On Obama

"Americans, including many Catholics, elected a gifted man to fix an economic crisis. That's the mandate. They gave nobody a mandate to retool American culture on the issues of marriage and the family, sexuality, bioethics, religion in public life and abortion," he said.

As like making pot smokers criminals when religious assholes like this guy open their pie holes mixing politics and religion there should be a price to be paid. It gets so fucking old!

Drug Raids Said To "Cripple" Mexican Drug Cartel

My ass they have-the same old rhetoric. Blow your horn as much as you please but the flow of illegal drugs into this country can not be stopped.

The operation was the third major strike against Mexican cartels and the second against the Sinaloa group, officials said. "These cartels will be destroyed," Holder told a news conference.

Wolf Walk

Have never seen a wolf but sure would like to. This is a fun and interesting read about this animal who was spotted more or less next door. Bush changed the rules at the last minute to open the door for the Caribou Barbies to blast away at the few that are left.

An 18-month-old female wolf, once a member of Yellowstone National Park's Mill Creek Pack, is now in Colorado, having completed an epic journey of 1,000 miles, Colorado officials said today.The global-positioning satellite collar attached to the young wolf indicates her last known position was in Eagle County.

2/25/09

Texas Sex Education Remains In The Dark Ages

In this day and age school kids deserve better when it comes to sex education no matter where they are at.

With religious crazy's in charge this is the kind of nonsense kids get. Borderline fucking criminal but when taught correctly for many kids this could be a major positive carried with them for the rest of their lives. Things learned that can be taught to their children as well. A start possibly to changing this country's attitude problem about sex. Why does their god want their kids to be so fucking dumb in this area?

The overwhelming majority of Texas schools use scare tactics and spread myths in place of teaching basic sex and health information that students can use to protect themselves and others, according to a report released Wednesday by watchdog group Texas Freedom Network.

House Says No To Primates

WTF is going on here. For eight years they kept their own around even when he was a bad bad little chimp giving him everything that he wanted and saying nothing when he fucked up everything he got his hands on constantly shit on the Constitution you name it. Now this-they had their fun now they're taking it away for us.

In the wake of a highly publicized chimpanzee attack, the U.S. House made its first official move to ban humans from owning primates as pets.

New Dental Procedure For Women

Why is it I think this man is guilty.

The attorney for a Woodland dentist told jurors that his client massaged women's chests as part of a medical treatment. Defense attorney Michael Rothschild told the six-man, six-woman Yolo County jury that Mark Anderson was treating his female clients for temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. The attorney says the condition affects the muscles of the upper body.

2/24/09

Another Bush Bastard Pleads Guilty

This one a federal judge who like so many has a different view on sex as it pertains to him.

A federal judge accused of groping two of his female court employees and trying to force them to perform sex acts has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in exchange for sex-crime charges being dropped. U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent's guilty plea came as jury selection in his trial was set to begin on Monday.

Took it all the way and pleaded just before jury selection started. What an asshole but he's just like most of these low-life bastards associated with this last administration and as time goes on there will be more.

Wikipedia on this slug.

Proof There Need To Be Term Limits And Brains

According to a senior member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the economic embargo on Cuba, "has failed." Republican Richard Lugar said the policy, "has failed to achieve its stated purpose of 'bringing Democracy to the Cuban people, and it may have been used as a foil by the regime to demand further sacrifices from Cuba's impoverished population."

The embargo started in 1962. Do the math on that and Lugar on the years he and other long time congress people have supported this punishment against Cuba. Almost all whether new or entrenched in government have gone along with this failed effort.

Put you money where your mouth is Lugar and get this embargo ended. Yea right-I'll believe it when it happens.

Religion Business Lays Off 10 %

The Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is laying off 55 employees — about 10 percent of its staff.

You'd think the Big Guy would be looking out for the ones on his side as a reward for being faithful or some shit like that.

2/23/09

Iowa Guard/Col. Hapgood And OTC

OTC has made two posts on the Iowa Guard doing training exercises in a small town by the name of Arcadia. They are here and here. The story was seen at Texas Preppers and then OTC made those two posts. The article referred to came out of the nearby newspaper in Carroll,Iowa about this training exercise here.

Let's get this out of the way first. Col. Hapgood is owed an apology by me. I could go back and change what was written but no way can that be done. I called him a liar based on what was in the article without knowing enough about it. There are still issues that remain unanswered to me that are important and hope to have a better understanding eventually of how frequent these exercises occur and who makes the decisions on them. I totally respect Col. Hapgoods dedication and service to our country and offer up a sincere apology.

After reading the piece in the Carroll paper I e-mailed Butch Heman who wrote it but have not heard back on whether he had any more information. Googled Iowa Guard and e-mailed an address asking this-

I understand that similar training exercises have been performed in other places. Could you tell me how much this is done or point me in a direction to find out. Was the canceled exercise in Arcadia a local decision or was the decision to hold this made somewhere else outside of Carroll?

A response came and it was from Lt. Col. Greg Hapgood who was mentioned in the article. The response from the Colonel is below in it's entirety with permission to use it from him.

Thank you for your interest in the Iowa National Guard and for your
thoughtful comments. Your email regarding the proposed training event was one
of the most civil we received-the majority accused the Iowa National Guard of
all kinds of "treasonous" behavior and often the writer employed profanity,
accusation, and even a few death threats.

The bottom line is that as no active duty bases exist in Iowa, and as the
Iowa National Guard's primary training center, Camp Dodge, has a very small
MOUT site (Military Operations in Urban Terrain), in order to simulate with
any realism an urban environment that our Soldiers will operate in while
deployed in combat to Iraq, Afghanistan, or other possible locations, we work
with our communities to utilize neighborhoods and towns. We've been
partnering with our communities over the course of decades in Iowa and we
consider this type of training event as very routine business. The citizens
and city leadership of Arcadia are very supportive of our Soldiers,
completely support the training, and are excited to be a part of the training
event.

The training event has not been canceled. After review of the proposed
training by the unit and battalion leadership, they've decided to shift the
training focus to squad and platoon-level proficiency, which requires less
training area and can be held at the unit's armory site.

This specific unit, Company A, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry has previously
deployed to Afghanistan, has unit members who have also deployed to Iraq, and
the unit has received a training notification from the Dept. of Defense that
it may be mobilized again for combat in the near future. It is our sacred
duty as an organization to prepare these Soldiers to the highest degree of
readiness before we send them into harm's way. And you would be hard-pressed
to find greater patriots or stronger advocates and protectors of the U.S.
Constitution (including the Second Amendment) than the men and women of the
Iowa National Guard.

Thank you for your support of our men and women.

Best regards.

Lt. Col. Greg Hapgood
Public Affairs Officer
Iowa National Guard

I responded with this-

Thank you for your response. Most have not heard of these types of exercises in that they are intended to prepare these men for duty outside the US.

Given the political climate of these last years you may understand why so many have taken a dim view on this.

The piece in the Carroll paper made no mention of the history behind this and the intended use of this exercise.

It appeared to me this was training for possible action here in the states if required but no matter what it can be used here as well if ordered.

I do not agree with this at this time and it appears the writer did somewhat of a disservice to everyone in framing this into something that it was not.

I am one that happens to believe economic conditions in our country will become such that actions by local guard units may be ordered to keep the peace-I sincerely hope not but chances are better for that happening then ever before.

It does seem to me training such as this in small towns in Iowa does not fit in with what will be experienced for real elsewhere.

May I have your permission to use this response from you in my blog. I posted on this story two times and was not very nice. By doing so it will clear up what many are thinking and will post a link to the site I originally saw it and send you the link to my post as well. I will also make an apology to you in the one post I made.

It just seems to me this type of training is not right and appears to be geared against civilians here in this country. If you could share anything else to dispel that idea that would help because that is why people are so pissed off.

I'm sorry so many were nasty to you and even though I disagree at this time until I know a bit more I respect your position and I thank you for your service to our country.

His response back was-

Feel free to use my response in your blog. We are preparing our men and women
to the best degree of readiness by utilizing the resources we have-it's that
simple.

If you grew up in Iowa you have an understanding of who we are and what we
stand for, contrary to what folks outside of the state assume.

Best regards.

Lt. Col. Greg Hapgood

Still unclear to me on how much of this type of training is being done in the states and by who exactly orders these exercises. The way the article was written it seemed to me and I'm sure a lot of others who read this the effort by the guard was aimed at civilians in this country and was not geared to fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan. There was much room for confusion in this article and Mr. Butch Heman who wrote this gets a link to this post.

All of us want these men to be prepared as possible for what they will be facing in our two major wars we are involved with but none of us want the military preparing to battle us.

Please offer your thoughts on this.

US Military Secretly Training In Pakistan

Who in the fuck is in charge here anyway. The Pentagon or Obama. I guess it's the Pentagon. These sonsofbitches have their nose in everything and that includes preparing to fight us too.

More than 70 United States military advisers and technical specialists are secretly working in Pakistan to help its armed forces battle Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the country's lawless tribal areas, American military officials said.

Kinda Sleazy Signs Book Deal

Fans of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will welcome the news that she signed a three-book deal with Crown books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Who the hell would waste a penny of theirs when times are tough to relive the lies of the last eight years. The same ones who buy Coulter's and you can buy hers for a few penny's. Sleazy's will be the same. When she and the rest are swinging in the wind like our old bud Saddam then that would have the makings of one of the better ones ever written.

2/22/09

Will Arkysaw Allow Non-Believers To Hold Office?

Don't count on it.

Section I. Article 19: of the State of Arkansaw Constitution

§ 1. Atheists disqualified from holding office or testifying as witness.
No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any Court.


A bill to change that Bill HJR1009 was submitted but no action is being taken.

Say a bunch of Christians got slaughtered and the only witness to the crime that can put the killer away is an atheist but they cannot testify and the killer walks. Watch how fast the christian crazy's change the law then.

Iowa Guard Calls Off Invasion

UPDATE 2/23/09
This exercise has not been called off but will not be held in Arcadia but on base.

Col. Hapgood is lying through his teeth here. This dumb ass scheme was not changed because of a troop evaluation but because people were fucking pissed off in the cornfield and many other places that troops were training in how to invade us "We the People". I will to find out where this was hatched.

And while Hapgood confirmed the Guard had been inundated with objections from citizens concerned about soldiers patrolling the streets of an American town, he said most came from people out of state and unfamiliar with the operation. Iowans, he explained, typically cooperate with the Guard. The change in plans was based on troop evaluation, he said, not public outcry.

2/21/09

-20 Million Jobs And Growing In China

There is no good news in this piece. Many Chinese workers have left the cities and returned to their farms if they had one in an attempt to scratch out a living. Others stay in the city as there is nowhere else to go in the hope jobs will return. The government is concerned about uprisings but that's not new.

Possibly in the future some of the jobs may return but not at previous levels. Making trinkets and other inane products to fulfill afternoons of shopping for soccer moms and the like just for the sake of buying will never be the same here and that's as it should be.

Worse news may be yet to come: Exports, the country's economic lifeblood, plunged 17.5 per cent in January. In addition to the estimated 20 million, another 5 or 6 million migrant workers could lose their jobs in the month to come. Some argue that even those numbers underestimate the scope of what is happening.

2/20/09

Iowa Guard Practicing Urban Assault/Civil Insurrection Techniques

That's what it looks like from here. Yikes!! I want these guys perfecting their skills in ways that will give aid and assistance if shit happens first not boning up on how better to assault me.

"We will need to identify individuals that are willing to assist us in training by allowing us to search their homes and vehicles and to participate in role-playing.

In addition to surveillance, searching and apprehension, the exercise will also give the troops valuable experience in stability, support, patrol, traffic control, vehicle searches and other skills needed for deployment in an urban environment.

H/T to Texas Prepper's



UN Body Warns Against Pot - Remains Mired In Dark Ages

A UN drugs agency has warned against the danger of underestimating the power of cannabis.
Cannabis is often the first illicit drug taken by young people and is frequently called a "gateway drug".


The evidence is clear here after meticulous research the results are in.

By the non-use of this substance one stands the high probability of suffering from severe close mindedness and renders the person almost incapable of any rational thought on this matter.

Finally it has all come together.

2/19/09

Every Women Should Be Super Pissed!

UPDATE 2/23/09
Boyles is even a bigger slug than one could imagine. Check it out.

Had said recently there has been maybe a couple of examples on OTC of what goes on along the front range on the AM dial daily. That I don't do it because it's the same all over and we all know the dynamics. This is something fucking else!

As a male I find this reprehensible and besides that these are my fucking airwaves. That's an issue for another time.

Summary: During a discussion about President Barack Obama's signing of the economic recovery bill in Denver, Peter Boyles repeatedly referred to Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who attended the ceremony, as "Vagina DeJet" and "Vagina DeGette." In one segment of his program, Boyles laughed loudly while playing and replaying an audio tape of the president mispronouncing the congresswoman's last name.

All of us should be so lucky to have a person like Colorado's Rep. Diana DeGette representing us.

This women hating slug of a man needs to be shit canned for this. I have followed every e-mail link in the story from Media Matters and said just that. If I'm wrong tell me-seriously.

The audio clip is not too long. Listening to grown men act like they do here leaves me shaking my head. Please get to work FCC.

Deranged Pit Pug Bitch Says She Was Framed

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin said Wednesday she was "mobbed" by fans after a rally on Tuesday protesting President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan and didn't realize a man she posed for a photo with was holding a sign with a swastika.

Malkin said she couldn't see the part of the sign bearing the swastika and questioned whether the man was a "ringer" trying to discredit her.


These fuckers have always lied like the whores they are pass all. With help from her fellow low life's in the media this slut may very well get away with the lie that she was set up.

Pill Pushers Don't Want No Ethics Here

Pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists lined up Wednesday to kill a proposed ethics law that would have banned them from giving gifts, weekend junkets and fancy dinners to doctors whom they want to prescribe their drugs. Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said she was shocked at how hard pharmaceutical companies fought against her legislation.

Whether it's at state or federal level the sooner lobbyists are brought under control or removed from the process completely it will be a good day in America.

I remember when Tom Harkin spoke in the senate about how bad the Medicare bill was a few years ago. He said the halls of congress were empty of lobbyists because they got every thing they wanted when normally it was next to impossible to move around.

2/18/09

It Ended In Skeleton Canyon But Apaches Fight On

Geronimo's descendants have sued Skull and Bones — the secret society at Yale University linked to presidents and other powerful figures — claiming that its members stole the remains of the legendary Apache leader decades ago and have kept them ever since. The federal lawsuit filed in Washington on Tuesday — the 100th anniversary of Geronimo's death — also names the university and the federal government.

This story has been around for some time and hope this lawsuit continues to move forward to determine what's true and what's not. If you are not aware of this it's worth your time to read the article.

Personally I believe Bush's granddaddy was part of this and that Geronimo's skull is the one these elitist Skull&Bones bastards at Yale skull fuck in their depraved games behind closed doors. I also believe there is a high probability this skull fucking organization played a role in the '06 election as both Quitter Kerry and Bush the chimp were both members. Let's bring this shit to a head once and for all but there is big money behind all this secrecy and that's tough to fight.

GO TEAM APACHE!!

Right Wingers Were Ugly Mean In Denver Yesterday

This photo is damning and the pit pug Malkin is front and center. This douche bag with the sign was around the podium where a parade of wingers spewed their hate and lies. Tancredo was one-member him? There is a video and article here courtesy of Progress Now Colorado. Had it on for six minutes and became sick.

Media Matters Colorado covers some of the shit spewed over the radio waves and in print about this. I cannot fathom at times why what is said on AM radio in the Denver market can and or should be allowed into the public domain.

At times think I should post some example that happens on a daily basis but realize you've heard the same somewhere else as it's what permeates the airwaves all over the country. There is something very wrong with many of these people.

2/17/09

Listen To It Run - The Jeep Lives

You might get a kick out of this. This hasn't run for maybe ten years and with a bit of prep basically fired right up and appears to be sound. This is not me in the video and will probably never be me in one. There are a couple posts below that give the back round on this.

My friend eats this up and has bunches of cool shit - I tell you!

Snoopy Would Have Kept His Camel

Drug smugglers are using ultralights in their efforts at our southern front but it's not working so well.

In the past four months, three of the kite-winged motorized aircraft have crashed while hauling loads of marijuana into Arizona.

I have flown these machines a bit and I think with all the eyes out there this would be very difficult to accomplish on a regular basis. You cannot carry much weight so you would think cocaine but the article says pot.

Doesn't make squat bit of difference because it's coming in one way or the other someplace for sure. Tomorrow and every day after that.

Have driven our southern border in the early 90's and there was nobody out there. We were in a older Westphalia. The chances of making that same drive today in a similar vehicle without being contacted I bet are zilch.

Take A Minute

I highly suggest you visit Anything Adirondack. Found this new blog from a comment left at E.B. Misfit's place. I encouraged Russ to keep posting as what I saw was excellent and have added this to my blog roll. This guy is a golfer and into cars too so he may be a real mess.

Mitt The Mutt Is Downsizing

Poor inbred is selling two houses worth 8mil but all is not lost when you're a politician at his level. Still has two left worth 22 million. Must be a real bitch.
Link

2/16/09

OTC Charges Sheriff Lott

Damn straight there's a charge and a judgment already rendered.

"We do not believe we have enough evidence to prosecute anyone". Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told reporters, adding that authorities are ending their investigation into Phelps


In this court of opinion after weighing all the evidence you have been found guilty of being a DUMB FUCKER pass all!!

The unfortunate part is that you and others like you are allowed to have a badge plus a gun. That in itself may not be as bad a being a closed minded sonofabitch.

72 Year Old Milkman Spared Jail For Delivering Pot Along With Da Milk

A milkman who admitted he delivered cannabis as well as pintas to elderly customers to ease their aches and pains, has been spared jail. 'He said he sold the cannabis to existing customers because they were old and had aches and pains,' said prosecutor Sarah Statham.

At least the court understood the situation that the elderly who were requesting this medicine were being helped and not hurt by this. This country isn't so smart when it comes to medicinal marijuana.

One Less POS KKK Leader Is History

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. – The man who led a Ku Klux Klan chapter in North Carolina that was involved in a deadly 1979 clash with members of the Communist Workers Party has died.

Of course like all these crazy right wingers and bigots this example of human shit proclaimed for years he was a real nice guy and never did any thing wrong.

Find People Who Can Steer These Things

A cross-channel investigation has been launched after two submarines carrying nuclear weapons – from the Royal and French navies – collided in the Atlantic. HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant crashed on February 3 or 4, despite both vessels being equipped with sonar.

You would just think that incidents like this given the technology would not happen. Someone needs a ticket and we're all lucky this was not a disaster but it's coming you can bet on it.

2/15/09

Bullshit Called On The Pentakillers

The United States army is to accept immigrants with temporary US visas, for the first time since the Vietnam war. But those with temporary visas will be offered accelerated citizenship if they enroll. The Pentagon hopes the scheme will cover shortages in areas like medical care and language interpretation.

Scheme is the key word here. This story is not new. Don't let anybody shit you as this is just another way to find fresh cannon fodder to participate in our failed doctrine of aggression around the globe.

"It could eventually provide the army with one in six of its recruits."

Yea I have a major fucking issue with this shit. If citizens of this country are not willing to become part of the military machine then it is not a viable entity. Possibly 17% of the military could be non citizens. Bullshit!

What I really call into question is how in the hell does the Pentagon get to manipulate the rules in place for the procedure to gain citizenship without oversight from congress. That's what pisses me off the most!

Another Casualty Caused By The Party Of Hoover

A man whose home was foreclosed as he struggled to find work fatally shot himself moments after sheriff's deputies went to his house to evict him. The man took out a $116,000 mortgage in 2007 at a 12 percent interest rate.

Lost his job and can't make the payments on his house. Depression sets in and there is no way out in the minds of some in this situation and as with other examples from around the country this is the end result.

The Hoover whores and its partners in crime (media) are ever so quick to point out it was his fault cause he made the choice to enter into a contract with an interest rate that was doomed to failure.

You see it's so easy-no harm no foul. It's not them but us that's the problem.

Sonsofbitches!

2/14/09

What We Brought Back

The post below this is incorrect. This is a 1945 model CJ2A the 365th made it that year. It's rough but after all it is 64 years old. This originally had a column shifter but that was removed. It does turn over and I think the motor will be running by Monday. These early model Jeeps are sought after by many. It was a fun ride with a friend I have much in common with and I ate well.





2/13/09

One Fly Go For Ride

Yea-I hardly ever get to ride any distance with anybody but myself so this is a bit of a treat. A bud and I are going to Grand Junction where he is buying one of these. A 1946 model the 66th produced for the public.

Sit back- get loaded-look for pictures and watch the movie out the window on roads and places not seen for a number of years. Find a decent place to stay and have some decent chop for a change something that's been lacking around here. YES!!

Whore AP Illustrates Just That

The headline-

Average American Net Worth Drops 23%

The first line of the piece.

(AP) The recession has cut many Americans' net worth by about 20 percent as the value of homes, stock portfolios and businesses have plummeted, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.


I don't know about you but when the figure is actually 23% you do not call it "about 20%". 23 is a hell of a lot closer to 25 than it is 20.

That's about what my tiny net worth dropped maybe a bit more. Many others have taken a bigger hit and the bottom line it ain't getting better anytime soon and were standing in a pile of shit up to our lower lip. LTFO!!

Yes There Will Be No Recruiting Today Anywhere

A stand-down of the Army’s entire recruiting force, ordered by Army Secretary Pete Geren, will take place Friday.Geren ordered the stand-down after a wide-ranging investigation into four suicides in the Houston Recruiting Battalion.

In addition

A separate stand-down, for all soldiers, will take place over a 30-day period beginning Feb. 15. During those 30 days, commanders across the Army will take time to provide their soldiers with training ranging from how to recognize suicidal behavior and intervention at the buddy level.

Hopefully this will be a positive. I'm curious if this was in the works or if heat was applied after January 20th.

2/12/09

Community Owned Wind Farms

UPDATE 2/13
David Tidball left this comment with two excellent links.

It is possible that you have not heard of the community wind movement in the United States. Anyone interested should check out our website at www.windustry.org. Though the mechanisms here in the USA are somewhat different than the UK, Windustry has been working on community-friendly wind energy for nearly ten years. Further information on a broader range of community friendly economic policies could also be found on the website of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance at www.ilsr.org.

This article out of the UK tells how communities have formed co-ops with alternative financing that allows them to own their own wind farms that actually returns a fair amount on the investment.

Our country needs alternatives such as this as there are many like myself who would welcome the opportunity to participate in projects that make us less oil dependent. It's the direction we must go. The other choices are losers.

In the East Midlands, a co-operative group has become the first owners of a community wind farm. This venture is part of an initiative that the government hopes will be replicated across the country and provide an effective and sustainable new form of financing for cash-strapped wind farm projects.

School Kids Go Hungry Because Of Bush

This is not happening just here but many other places too.

It used to be simple — no lunch money, no lunch.But in New Mexico's largest school district, no money now means a cold cheese sandwich, fruit and a milk carton.

I remember how hungry I would be by lunch time and a cheese sandwich doesn't cut it. There's billions upon billions to feed the goddamn bankers so it's time kids whose parents are so strapped they can't pay for their kids to eat at school to lend a hand. What a goddamn mess this bastard bush left us.

Losing Track Of Guns In Afghanistan Just Like Irak

Thousands Of Weapons Unaccounted For, GAO Report Finds; Defense Says It Needs More People To Keep Inventory.

There are a bunch of inept fuckers in the military or some where doing this shit in country where they hate us. Don't anybody bitch when troops start dieing in larger numbers.

2/10/09

A Class Act From The Cornfield

The owners of the Field of Dreams Movie Site near Dyersville in northeast Iowa have called off plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's release.

Don and Becky Lansing say that with so many people losing their jobs, it makes no sense to spend money on a celebration.

Instead, the Lansings say they will donate $5,000 to a local food bank. They said in a statement the donation is a much better use of the money.

The 1989 movie starred Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who hears voices telling him to plow up part of his cornfield for a baseball diamond.

An End Around To Get Catholics Closer To Eternal Happiness

The coaches are pulling this one out of an old play book to drum up interest in a waning old boys club. If you have never heard about indulgences take a second to glance at this article to get some idea. I could only get through the first page.

In recent months, dioceses around the world have been offering Catholics a spiritual benefit that fell out of favor decades ago — the indulgence, a sort of amnesty from punishment in the afterlife — and reminding them of the church's clout in mitigating the wages of sin.

The way these religious hypocrites talk about other beliefs when their own house is full of bullshit is beyond me. There is more mumbo jumbo associated with this church-not many others come as close.

Birthday Party Menu For One Nasty Ass Dictator

2,000 bottles of champagne — Mo√ęt & Chandon and ’61 Bollinger
500 bottles of whisky — Johnny Walker Blue Label, 22-year-old Chivas
8,000 lobsters
100kg king prawns
3,000 ducks
4,000 portions of caviar
8,000 boxes of Ferrero Rocher
16,000 eggs
3,000 cakes — chocolate and vanilla
4,000 packs of pork sausages
500kg cheese
4,000 packets of crackers

Mugabe may be one of the worst. The sooner this guy is gone the better. Problem is there will be another to take his place. Power and money breed corruption as we have witnessed here for the last eight years.

Fetus Generator Channels Sky Being

It was only a matter of time before the invisible sky being entered the picture.

The California mother of newborn octuplets said on Monday she was counting on God to help provide for her family.

No link to this bullshit but it is another perfect example of how fucked up our media is. This is not so much news but resembles more of a crime than anything else.

2/9/09

Cat Killer

This nasty bastard broke into his former girlfriends house and killed her cat in an act of revenge. What a worthless piece of shit. At least he got caught. This prick needs to do a few hundred hours of community service at the local animal shelter.
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Will Obama Pay His And Our Country's Respects To The Fallen

I bring this up because four soldiers were just reported killed in Iraq by a bomb.

I think he should at some time and hope he does it soon. All the fallen and family's need recognition in person from our commander in chief.

Our Friends From Down Under

My thoughts continue to stray to the tragedy in Australia.

Not Good At Our Container Ports At All

Longshoreman and truckers are among the many taking a major hit in income. Longshoreman make good money up to a 100k a year. Many made just 20 last year.

The story is much the same all across America's container ports: With U.S. consumer spending off, imported goods that used to keep ports busy simply aren't coming in, and with the rest of the world also in a deepening slump, there's no demand elsewhere for what America produces.

50 Americans A Year Killed In Mexico

Personally I'd think it over real good if I was going to old Mexico just where I would visit. If you get killed don't expect them to find your killers as that doesn't happen.

More than 200 American citizens have been killed since 2004 in Mexico's escalating wave of violence, amounting to the highest number of unnatural deaths in any foreign country outside military combat zones, according to the U.S. State Department.

2/8/09

Did I Read This Right??

This is an example of what we need to hear from our new president in respect to our second war front.

PRESIDENT Barack Obama has demanded that American defence chiefs review their strategy in Afghanistan before going ahead with a troop surge. Larry Korb, a defence expert at the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, said: “Obama is exactly right. Before he agrees to send 30,000 troops, he wants to know what the mission and the endgame is.”


Follow through on this Barrack and illustrate to these out of control pentagon bastards just who the fuck is in charge here. Speak for the people the ones who put you in office who want us out of these places as soon as possible.

Put together a plan for Bin Laden and when that is finished bring these men home as it should be. Be the change that lets the voices of the people be heard. Changes you spoke so eloquently about hundreds of times. The voices of war and death do not speak for the people and the last eight years are proof positive they have no credibility.

I like the feeling of hope early on a Sunday morning. Please make it so!

2/7/09

Generals Want 23 Months Instead Of 16

The timelines under discussion are 16 months, proposed by Obama as a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, 19 months and 23 months, the officials said. A U.S. defense official said Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, favored the 23-month option.

Obama has supposedly said he will listen to his commanders in his decision making concerning Iraq. That's just fucking peachy. The past seven years have been a goddamn nightmare. 16 months was too fucking long to begin with and now the big guns want 23. What the fuck will they want next?

President Obama I hope you start wearing some good ear plugs and turn away from these people who love war and stick to what you told us. It's bad enough that you're going to have your very own Vietnam in Afghanistan so what's the point of drawing out the failure in Iraq any longer. Get our ass out and head next door to ramp up the next debacle.

Why I Don't Ice Fish

First I hate winter and why in the hell do I want to stand on a goddamn ice cube and freeze my ass even worse.

Then there's this.
One person who was among those stuck Saturday on a miles-wide slab of ice that floated away from the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie has died, while more than 100 others were rescued, authorities said.

Then if all goes your way you may eventually get lucky.


There's A List - Let's See It

Update: You can see some of the list over at Montag's

Wall Street Bankers Used Corporate Credit Cards for Sex. A New York madam, who managed prostitutes for Wall Street professionals claims she has a list of 9,800 clients who spent hundreds of thousand dollars through their corporate credit cards.

This women spent three months in the slammer for prostitution has a list of clients but is hesitant to release it. Please do and let these slugs feel the heat they have wrought onto so many others because they are whores themselves. Sonsofbitches!

2/6/09

A Must See - Perp Walk

We Tried But Made It Worse

I am interested in events in Africa but with all that goes on here it's tough to keep up. This story is out of Uganda and the Congo and states the US has been training Ugandans in counter terrorism tactics for several years. It is a small band of killers from Uganda that are raising hell in the Congo.

What's interesting according to this is that former President Bush authorized the "African Command" unit of the Pentagon to assist Ugandan and Congolese units in the effort to finally dispatch the "Lord's Resistance Army". It didn't work and resulted in many more deaths of innocents.

If this story is accurate as much as I dislike doing so I will give credit to Bush for making the attempt to finally do these killers in as they have been killing for several years all over the region.

I do not want my country involved in manipulating elections to suit our needs or instigating coups or killing powerful people in country's that do not fit into our game plan. I do want them to assist if possible when asked to get rid of these nasty bastards who kill for the sake of killing people who's only crime is that of being a human being.

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$4.7 Billion A Year To Promote Death And Destruction

As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing the money it spends to win what it calls "the human terrain" of world public opinion. In the process, it is raising concerns of spreading propaganda at home in violation of federal law.

I don't know about anyone else but I have a serious problem with this.

When we as a country promote freedom and democracy (that's the line as we know it) allow our money to be used for the Pentagon to promote their agenda around the world that become the perfect example of how far we have strayed and also that we have no control.

Even with Obama at the wheel it appears the US will continue to be an aggressor for those behind the scenes protecting the so called interests of corporations and the rest of the wealthy.

Sick sick shit!

Another Repug Child Molester

A wide-ranging investigation has been launched into allegations that a Pueblo man has molested many boys over the years, including most recently while manager for Sen. John McCain's presidential-campaign office in Pueblo.

There is something wrong with many of these people on the right. This article doesn't mention religion but as a supporter of McCain who ran his campaign office chances are good the invisible cloud being was a big part of his life-that and little boys.

2/5/09

2000 Women Are Knocked Up Because Of This Guy


Yea- this fellow and some of his brothers are responsible at least that's the story.

It Would Only Be Appropriate

Antarctic bulge could flood Washington DC

Always More Than Expected

New jobless claims jumped far more than expected last week. The number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose last week to a seasonally adjusted 626,000, from the previous week's upwardly revised figure of 591,000. The latest total is far more than analysts' expectations of 583,000.

The predictors miss all the time that's a given. What I want to know is where in the hell are the numbers on the national unemployment rate for January??

It went from 6.7% to 7.2% in December again more than predicted. I thought the national figures came out close to the start of the following month.

A New Job Opening

Something tells me there won't be any takers.

A recently retired Mexican army general whose bullet-riddled body was found Tuesday near Cancun had taken over as the area's top antidrug official less than 24 hours earlier, officials said.

This is getting really nasty and has already spilled over the border to here and it's not going away plus it's going to get worse.

These people are nasty bastards indeed and they enjoy killing. They are not going away and they are never going to play nice.

How do you combat this? You take the goddamn profit out of it that's how. How do you do that?

You end the the long since failed never to be won drug war and institute legalization of some form. It's that in a nutshell. The only way to achieve results quickly and put these fuckers out of the killing business pronto is just that.

The hypocrisy of this country's position on drugs is truly amazing.

2/4/09

Chalk One Up For Our New Interior Secratary

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today ordered his department to cancel 100,000 acres of Bush administration-issued oil and gas leases around national parks in Utah. The parcels are near Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Dinosaur National Monument and Nine Mile Canyon.

I was never a fan of our former senator because he voted with the bushy's on important issues. He has somewhat redeemed himself with this action he took today. So much so until he screws up again I will use his real last name instead of Saladbar which is what he deserved.

This is a very good thing folks. There was outrage in this area that these places were going to be spoiled from oil and gas drilling and exploration. A playground for tens of thousands from around the world who come to visit and leave in amazement at the wonders they have just experienced.

Thank you Secretary Salazar!!

Pentakillers Want More Of Just That

A classified Pentagon report urges President Barack Obama to shift U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, de-emphasizing democracy-building and concentrating more on targeting Taliban and al-Qaida sanctuaries inside Pakistan with the aid of Pakistani military forces.

Reading this makes me cringe. LTFO!

2/3/09

Charge Phelps? Inbred Idiocy At Work In The South

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The badges in South Carolina are ready to file charges against this young man if they find more evidence a crime was committed.

"The bottom line is, if he broke the law, and he did it in Richland County, he's going to be charged," Cowan said. "And there's no difference between Michael Phelps and several other people that we arrest for the same type of a charge everyday."

I get so sick of this type of mentality that is decades old. Had said on a comment somewhere there will be assholes somewhere who will want to punish this national hero for doing what tens of millions do on a daily basis. I have a feeling that's what will happen in the end. Hope not but chances are good.

The lunatic fallacy of the dangers of pot must continue to live in the empty mind caverns of dumb fuckers who are too far gone to look at the numbers and the facts concerning this substance.

Before I croak can I please see at least one day where I am not considered a criminal in the eyes of John Law. Sonsofbitches!

Oil & Gas Going Bust Here Once Again

Pursuing the production of oil and gas here in Colorado particularly on the western slope the last few years has been contentious at best but the companies doing so got their way. Now it's going bust most all of it from jobs to real estate.

This is a excellent article with plenty of info.
"It's coming to an end again," Roth said, referring to the drilling boom that has buoyed western Colorado as the nation's economy sinks. "We've been riding the high horse, but I don't think that's coming back."

Many of these workers are from out of state and have ridden the gravy train of super high paying jobs are of course unhappy and need to place blame to make them feel better. And where does that blame go-a sick global economy and low gas prices to new state regulations on the industry and having Democrats in the White House.

You see it's so easy and some of the mining and drilling practices being used and planned were not viable and very environmentally unfriendly.

Sorry you guys lost your jobs but soon you can get them back with wind and solar positions as it should have been in the first place.

Scratch One Coal Fired Power Plant

A Montana utility is dropping plans for a 250-megawatt, coal-fired power plant near Great Falls and will instead build a smaller natural gas plant and some wind turbines, company officials said Monday.

In the past two years, at least 78 coal projects have been canceled or put on hold, according to the environmental advocacy group Source Watch.

The writing is on the wall for some of these utility companies that coal is not the answer. 900 mil compared to 200 million for natural gas and wind. Costs more to produce power but people are willing to pay a bit extra for cleaner energy.

2/2/09

Screw Daschle

Update: I recommend you go read Cujo's take on this. He covers it all!!

Yea he's a really nice guy and has worked on health care issues before plus he got targeted by the repugs and lost his senate seat. So fucking what and Obama will stick with him.

If not paying his taxes was a mistake I don't give a shit. At this level you're not allowed mistakes and then he says how sorry he is. I pay my taxes reluctantly and submit all documents I have just to be sure because I do not want these zombies coming after me.

The Prez continues to support and the media has a hey day. What the fuck is the difference between this and what we saw the last eight years.

For Daschle to put us in the same position as the crooked bastards we just got rid of is unacceptable and Obama should have made it clear that he will not accept incompetence on his team.

We must not be like the fools that came before us but it's proof these entrenched politicians are close to identical no matter what side of the aisle they're on.

The Surf Ballroom And The Day The Music Died

This hits close to home in more ways than one. There were so many ballrooms in Iowa at one time. There were at least five within a 20 mile radius of where I grew up. That's a story for another time that I must do because it's interesting. Surprisingly quite a few survive and the Surf is one of them and it is a legend even more so after these 50 years today.

For whatever reason we got into the car the next day and drove over to the crash site and in those days 70 miles was a long ways. Wasn't much out there. A tarp covering the wreckage with a couple cars next to it. I was a month from turning nine. Rock & Roll had touched many even in the cornfield in those early days. Dad hated the music at least that's what he said.

There are so many articles on this anniversary but I like this one. It's a fun read.

You may have to try this link twice.

Starting Wednesday, thousands of people are expected to gather in the small northern Iowa town where the rock pioneers gave their last performance. They'll come to the Surf Ballroom for symposiums with the three musicians' relatives, sold-out concerts and a ceremony as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame designates the building as its ninth national landmark.

I lucked out and found this video that is outstanding.




I have been to the Surf a few times and one stands out. Probably in '71 or 2 saw the James Gang play. Drove over a '59 Bel Air station wagon I had bought a few days before for 50 bucks. Passed the inspection law no problem. Painted army kinda green plus had a spot lite. Didn't think it would make the trip because it had a noisy throwout bearing. Drove it for 80k miles and that bearing was still going strong. WTF do I know. I know that the Surf Ballroom is a place you're gonna have fun- listen and dance to good music for some time to come just as we did that night. Of course nobody got hammered and there were no drugs around. Yea right.

Now we're going some place we've not been before and that's because I have only one picture of the Surf and in that picture is my Mom. Now she'd probably wouldn't like this particular picture so as to not fuck up the space time continuum I have included a few others that I like. Period for sure. Early 40's and before.