Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

May they never be forgotten; all those who served, especially those who never came home.

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

"I wasn't born here. But I have a love for this country and its people that knows no bounds. I will forever be grateful to America for going into World War II, when it had nothing to gain, in a country that was far away... and rescued my mother from the Nazi German Concentration Camps. She is alive and I am alive because of America. And, if you have a problem with America, you have a problem with me".
Gene Simmons, Bassist and Vocalist, KISS

Sunday, May 30, 2010

25 Questions

#4) How can the U.S. real estate market be considered healthy when, for the first time in modern history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

25 Questions

#3) The Mortgage Bankers Association just announced that more than 10 percent of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage had missed at least one payment in the January-March period. That was a record high and up from 9.1 percent a year ago. Do you think that is an indication that the U.S. housing market is recovering?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Egg Making Factory

Check out this page for an "instant" chicken coop, it sure looks better than the handbuilt one I had as a kid, but not sure that makes it any better....

25 Questions

#2) According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings were reported on 367,056 properties in the month of March. This was an increase of almost 19 percent from February, and it was the highest monthly total since RealtyTrac began issuing its report back in January 2005. So can you please explain again how the U.S. real estate market is getting better?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pirates, Robots and probably noodly goodness


25 Questions

Today I will start asking the first of 25 questions to ask you whether or not you feel the US Economy is recovering as the Government says.

#1) In what universe is an economy with 39.68 million Americans on food stamps considered to be a healthy, recovering economy? In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that enrollment in the food stamp program will exceed 43 million Americans in 2011. Is a rapidly increasing number of Americans on food stamps a good sign or a bad sign for the economy?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Laughing as you sink

Everyone should watch this video to get a feel for how bad the world economy is right now......


Friday, May 21, 2010

Thought for the week

In actuality, when “God closes a door,” he often epoxies the window shut, also.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thought for the week

The 2nd Amendment, Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British, he shot them.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Queen and her Purse

I'm not a big follower of British anything, but I did read an article about the change of power over there. I think its all rather civilized how the old PM resigns to the Queen right after the election results are tallyed, none of this lame duck president business we have in the states.
But, the point of my post today is I thought it funny that in the picture, in her private drawing room in her palace, the Queen of England, the worlds richest woman, has a golden chair, could one even say throne?, that holds her purse.  :)
See pic below of her meeting the new prime minister.
I find it funny that A: she carries a purse at all, since one would think she could have a servant carry anything she needs and B: she seems to carry it around the palace with her as she goes room to room. I tend to leave my wallet in a wooden box on a shelf by the door to the garage and dont carry it around the house, but then my house doesnt have 200 rooms, either.
The "golden throne" just made me laugh out loud.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

You cant wear the US the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia

Apparently a few youths were sent from from school in Kalifornia yesterday b/c they chose to wear shirts with the American Flag on them. The school said the boys were going to cause problems since it was the 5th of May, a big holiday for the state of Puebla, Mexico and widely celebrated in the US. This is ridiculous, and I have to ask out loud if the Asst Principal who sent them home wasn't named Miguel Rodriguez would this have even occurred? The school board has since issued a statement saying they do not support the actions of the Asst Principal. Its a sad day when American Citizens children are sent home from school for wearing T-shirts with the American flag on them. I encourage all citizens of the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia to move east to another state as soon as possible.

In all deference and respect to Mexico, a country I actually love to visit (I lived there for close to a year in the mid 90's while attending school in Merida, Yucatan), the 5th of May is not widely celebrated in Mexico, but mainly in the United States by immigrants looking for a celebration of their culture. Much as St. Patricks Day is a holiday for excess amongst the Irish-Americans and back home in Ireland it's a day to go to Mass, Cinco de Mayo is far more celebrated in the US, then it is in Mexico, where they celebrate Independence Day as their big national pride holiday. See more information at a wiki here

One other note, I have to say that usually I lean towards celebrating Cinco De Mayo since it does involve someone giving the French a beating. All kidding aside, I do love the historical French, the ones whose troops outnumbered the US Troops they were allied with during some battles and naval engagements during the War of 1812. Its the current French who only want to sell military arms to anyone with arms to hold them and money to buy them that drive me nuts.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Only in Texas

The Governor shoots a coyote on his morning jog and just leaves it where he shot it. In Ohio the Governor would have PETA down his throat in 5 minutes. In Texas no one even noticed. God Bless Texas.

Monday, May 3, 2010

You Are Doomed! :)

Fire Tornado!

Thought for the week

When they tell you not to panic.....
that's when you run.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

And you thought 12G buckshot was cool....

This is going into production for the US Army and others. Its a pump action grenade launcher. Ain't this country great? We can't balance the budget or figure out what to do with terrorists, but man can we engineer some fancy munitions.