Monday, July 27, 2009

Something that's been given to me a few times.

Beatitudes For The Agedby Ester Mary Walker

Blessed are they
Who understand
My faltering step
And palsied hand.

Blessed are they
Who know today
My ears must strain
To catch what they say.

Blessed are they
Who seem to know
My eyes are dim
and my wits are slow.

Blessed are they
That looked away
When coffee spilled
At the table today.

Blessed are they
With a cheery smile
Who stop to chat
For a little while.

Blessed are they
Who never say,
"You've told me that story
Twice today."

Blessed are they
Who know the ways
To bring back memories
Of yesterdays.

Blessed are they
Who make it known
That I'm loved, respected,
And not alone.

Blessed are they
Who know I'm at a loss
To find the strength
To carry the cross.

Blessed are they
Who ease the days
On my journey Home
In loving ways.


Still a bit swamped with work and trying to reach a deadline, so bear with me until I get a few rainy days.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tara & Ted Redux

Every branch is represented.... Army, top right, Navy & Marines, front and center & Uncle Charlie is AF on the left. It was a fun time.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Shifty Powers Memorial Day

July 20'th is Shifty Powers Memorial day!!!

Great Idea guys.... A virtual memorial for an American hero. Thanks Matt. (Blackfive)

Sunday, July 19, 2009


No summer is complete without CCR.

Friday, July 17, 2009

You're on Wyatt

This is a Vintage '67 Bruins jersy... The Flyers beat my beloved Bruins and it's yours. I may even get it signed.

I'm not biting on the lobster for cheese-steak deal.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Making up for the rain.

Just the easy side left. whew...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We may need these to fight the Zombie Robots

Obama Axes Pentagon Plan To Build Billion Dollar Tank In Shape Of Dragon

h/t LGF

Tara And Ted

Best wishes cousin.... You were the most beautiful bride I'd ever seen and you clearly have good taste in men. Nuff said.

I love Tara, she's my cousin and all... Sometimes you get lucky and like the other half too. Great guy, great family, and quality friends.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

B. A. D.

Forgive the light posting.... with the let up in the rain, it's back to the grindstone.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Al Gore likens fight against climate change to battle with Nazis

Al Gore is an Asshole

Al Gore today compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis.

The former US Vice President said the world lacked the political will to act and invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill by encouraging leaders to unite their nations to fight climate change.

He also accused politicians around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming to avoid difficult decisions.

Speaking in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment , sponsored by The Times, Mr Gore said: “Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War II.”

...And Irena Sendler is turning in her grave right 3, 2,

He added: “We have everything we need except political will but political will is a renewable resource.”

Mr Gore admitted that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as the threat from Nazi Germany.

“The level of awareness and concern among populations has not crossed the threshold where political leaders feel that they must change.

“The only way politicians will act is if awareness raises to a level to make them feel that it’s a necessity.”

Mr Gore, who brought the issues around climate change to a mass audience with the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, said the great hope for the future lay in a high level of environmental awareness among young people.

He said sceptics who refused to believe dramatic cuts in carbon emissions could be delivered should consider the example of the young scientists in the Nasa team which put a man on the moon on 1969.

“The average age of scientists in the space centre control room was 26, which means they were 18 when they heard President Kennedy say he wanted to put a man on the moon in 10 years. Neil Armstrong did it eight years and two months later.”

He said future generations would put one of two questions to today’s adults.

“It will either be ’what were you thinking, didn’t you see the North Pole melting before your eyes, didn’t you hear what the scientists were saying?’ Or they will ask ’how is it you were able to find the moral courage to solve the crisis which so many said couldn’t be solved?’.”

Sir David King, the Government’s former chief scientist and now director of the Smith School, also berated politicians for failing to follow up their statements on climate change with a clear programme of action.

“I do think it’s relatively easy for a prime minister to make a speech on climate change which sounds committed and very much more difficult for that prime minister to persuade the Treasury to put the finance behind that commitment to make it a reality.

“There is a long distance in government between saying what you think needs to be said and then doing in terms of making budgets available.”

Sir David expressed disappointment that no senior British politician had taken up his invitation to address a conference attended by the world’s top climate scientists, senior business leaders and the presidents of the Maldives and Rwanda.

“I tried to pull in a lot of IOUs. But where was Lord Mandelson (the Business Secretary), where was Ed Miliband (the Energy and Climate Change Secretary)? Where was David Cameron? Where was William Hague?”

H/T Times Online

I have never liked this guy... He will say anything for power. Want to ban records? yeah sure.... You a friend of big tobacco? Sure am.... This jackass wanted to invade Iraq and take Baghdad during the first Gulf War. Why? because it was a popular opinion for a few days.

This is the so called champion of environmentalism who has hung the hat of the cause on "Global Warming." Considering that he owes his wealth to Conoco and big oil all around... Great choice for a champion folks. His personal carbon footprint dwarfs George W Bushs.

What does he do about this? He sells carbon credits.... (headscratch...)

So let me get this straight... he charges people cash to get them to invest in companies that he owns... seriously? Didn't the Catholic Church do something like that by selling indulgences so people could go straight to heaven.

This time you just get to live without the guilt of a big carbon footprint.

You know, I respect guys like Mike Stipe because he actually practices what he preaches, but when Al "f%#king" Gore compares his struggle to fighting Nazis...

He should remember that he stole a Nobel Peace Prize from a real hero who did just that.

For more on Irena Sendler, the just click on the title of this post.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Mmmmmmm Pixies...

I'll take Spam for a thousand Alex...

I've eaten some crazy stuff over the years, The smoked eel was nice. I've seen grown men dare to drink the spring water from a can of tuna... It tasted worse on the way back up. This, my friends is the ultimate "I dare you" of canned foods.

Alabama Possum
Well, there's no doubt that Alabama has the best possum around.

Ant Eggs
OK, its a jar, but it must be fun revenge at a picnic,

You Bastards!!!! I didn't think it was possible, but you did it. You made me not want to eat bacon for the first time in my life.

Canned Whole Chicken

The gelatin makes it easier to fry right outa the can.

Well, leave it to the Germans to "F" up a perfectly good food.

Cricket with Egg
I gotta ask.... What kind of eggs?

So were the fish alive while being canned or what?

Fish Assholes
Wow.... Now that's a winner.

Canned Crock
Spicy too....

Nice to see the Scottish step up to the plate. Geezz... as if Haggis wasn't bad enough in the first place.

Iguana Broth

Pork Brains in Milk & Gravy
It's the gravy that gives it the extra brainy taste.

Potted Possum Sauce
Wow, that is a surprise... shiver...

Rattlesnake in a can
Tempting.... I'd try it.

Reindeer Pate
Always a Christmas party favorite...

Roasted Scorpions
Roasted for that extra scorpion flavor.

Nothing says BBQ like silkworm pupae in a can....

Spotted Dick
Insert penis joke here.

Mmmmm... Tasty.

Fish Mouths
Teeth!!!!? Canned food should not be able to bite back.