Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Friday, December 11, 2009

Overtime!

Saturday and Sunday for nine hours each day!
This next pay check will be a nice one even with arnold, willie and old moonbeam up in Sacramento doing their level best to hose me out of as much as possible. Something that nancy, harry, dipshit chuckie, babs, dianne and those other two bitches from Washington are already in the process of doing IAW the rat bastard, commie, junkie in the White House.

2 comments:

Buck said...

There were many reasons why I left California almost seven years ago, to the day. But the tax burden was a BIG one. Maybe not the biggest... I was living in SFO, after all... and there's a lot to both like and NOT like about that place. But CA taxed my AF retirement, one of the few states that do that. So. Back to Texas, kinda-sorta.

Shorter: I feel yore pain!

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Just today for the OT. We got the flyers for Monday ready to go. But it was eleven hours making it about a 400 dollar day. Kansas and Montana taxed my retirement also. But both were done only after a certain dollar amount was reached.
But I do have a thirty percent service connected rating so that is about 400 of the 1400 a month that is non-taxable. That is why the starting rate for what I do is a WG-10 at 24.37 per hour. They can't get anyone to come here otherwise. Both the AF and the contractors at China Lake are having trouble getting good airplane mechanic types. Obtaining a secret clearance is a major concern. I may have to tap dance after being in and out of work for the last two years.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)