Happy Hour


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


"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


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Good read from a former squadron mate

This was in my email from a former squadron mate of mine. I cannot  verify it's authenticity but it is a good read. It does give one pause for thought.
ORPO Sends.

WOW  !!!


Who do you believe ????   I thought the check I sent would be used to help!!!!!!!
This was sent by a friend's colleague (retired USAF BG) who received it from a friend.

To All,

just returned from Haiti with Hxx. We flew in at 3 AM Sunday to the scene of such incredible destruction on one side, and enormous ineptitude and criminal neglect on the other. Port o Prince is in ruins. The rest of the country is fairly intact.Our team was a rescue team and we carried special equipment that
locates people buried under the rubble.  There are easily 200,000 dead, the city smells like a charnal house. The bloody UN was there for 5 years doing apparently nothing but wasting US Taxpayers money. The ones I ran into were either incompeyent or outright anti american. Most are French or french speakers, worthless every damn one of them. While 18oo rescuers were ready willing and able to leave the airport and go do our jobs, the UN and USAID (another organization full of little OBamites and communists that openly speak against America) These two organizations exemplared their parochialism by:

USAID, when in control of all inbound flights, had food and water flights stacked up all the way to Miami, yet allowed Geraldo  RiveraAnderson Cooper and a host of other left wing news puppies to land. Pulled all the security off the rescue teams so that Bill Clinton and his wife could have the grand tour, whilst we sat unable to get to people trapped in the rubble.

Stacked enough food and water for the relief over at the side of the airfield then put a guard on it while we dehydrated and wouldnt release a drop of it to the resuers.

No shower facilities to decontaminate after digging or moving corpses all day, except for the FEMA teams who brought their own shower and decon equipment, as well as air conditioned tents.

No latrine facilities, less digging a hole if you set up a shitter--everyone was trying to use it.

I watched a 25 year old Obamite with the USAID shrieking hysterically, berate a full bird colonel in the air force, because he countermanded her orders, whilst trying to unscrew the air pattern. "You dont know what your president wants! The military isn't in charge here we are!"

If any of you are thinking of giving money to the Haitian relief, or to the UN dont waste your money. It will only go to further the goals of the French and the Liberal left.

If we are a fair and even society, why is it that only white couples are adopting Haitian orphans. Where the hell is that vocal minority that is always screaming about the injustice of American society.

Bad place, bad situation, but a perfect look at the new world order in action. New Orleans magnified a thousand times. Haiti doesn’t need democracy, what Haiti needs is Papa Doc. That's not just my opinion, that is what virtually every Haitian we talked with said. the French run the UN, treat us the same as when we were a colony, at least Papa Doc ran the country.

Oh, and as a last slap in the face the last four of us had to take US AIRWAYs home from Phoenix. They slapped me with a 590 dollar baggage charge for the four of us. The girl at the counter was almost in tears because she couldnt give us a discount or she would lose her job.

Pass that on to the flying public.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rant and other things

Summit? It looked like male sage grouse at mating! I haven't seen posturing like that in I don't know how long. The main ones were the TOTUS/Scum Bag in Chief, The Wicked Witch of The West and Really Dirty Harry. And the little cheese ball wax man in the background with his lemur face for all to see. That little shit stain just flat bothers me. Just his being on the news and opening his mouth is enough to make one toss up lunch. That is about all I caught on a break at work between launching and recovering an airplane. I figure that the Wicked witch will keep her seat. It is the constituency she has that will make sure. Dirty harry is headed for the retirement home. The closest he is against the two Republicans is still a double digit gap. And he does such an outstanding job of increasing his losing gap with his mouth. The TOTUS/Light Bringer/Not Like Us will be sent packing in 2012. It is the groundswell out here.

To my friends, readers and co-conspirators, sorry for the gap in posting, insults and rants. It has been one of them weeks. Flying our ***** off! I have been doing the early starts on occasion to get my designated flyer ready. It pays the bills.

Earthquake in Chile. The plates moved. But the basket cases like glover, depp and gore will blame global warming and GW Bush. Waiting for it.............5,4,3,2,1..............????????????
Tsunami Sirens are going off in Hawaii. Warnings in the Marianas, Gilberts, Marshalls and other Pacific Islands as this is written. Gonna suck in West Pac today.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Scott Brown: Turncoat

Voted with dirty harry reid and the left wing scum for a "jobs" bill. These worthless shitstains wouldn't know how to create jobs if it bit them in the ass. 95 percent of them are lawyers and have never worked a day in their lives.
Scott Brown, The Old Retired Petty Officer now considers you to be a turncoat and as low as that ass maggot spinchter  specter. You are a disgrace to anything you portrayed as having values. Sorry pal, but your alligator mouth has done overloaded your hummingbird ass. Especially with all that campaign hype.
I agree that your opponent in the recent election was the senator designate by the dumbos but her being basically worthless doesn't get you off the hook.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

obammy, pelousi and dirty harry healthcare package requires me to buy

Since when is it the prerogative and directive of an empty suited, low end, communist cinc to require me to buy health insurance? Along with the wicked witch of the bay area and one of the worst legislators in the history of The Republic.

Just to be up front, I do have health insurance provided to me. It is called Tri-Care. And I get it as a direct result of my twenty years of Service to The Republic. It has been paid for, in ways most of the population would not or could not understand. Fair Enough?

But, having giving this Country the best twenty years of my life, I find the behaviour of the cinc and his gang to be out right reprehensible and a slap in the face to every Citizen out here who does work and does not rely on the largess of his fellows. It is what the dear reader-dirt bag desires, is it not? Along with the afore mentioned wicked witch of the bay area and dirty harry.

BTW, folks, the cancer fun and games I went through last year are covered by Tri-Care. I have to pay off the 3,000 dollar copay/deductible under the catastrophic part. It gets a monthly for it.

So, it is up to us to have our voices heard. There is a possibility that enough noise from us can make the difference.

Oh. I don't owe anyone, anything, anymore. That account has been taken care of. Effective on 30 September 1993.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Boo-Boo again

Buck let me know that not only did the weather pixie go Tango-Uniform. So did my comments. I do believe it may have been the template I got from Pyzam. I have gone back to a Blogger Template from the customizing pages.
UDPDATE: I went with an Accuweather gadget. Feature filled!

Weather Pixie?

It just up and quit! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
What happened? I have no idea. I am bummed about it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Been tweaking

Just fooling around with the blog. I finally got me a weather pixie!
We are off to the big towns later. Lancaster and Palmdale. For the Smart and Final Store. It's a California thing, OK?
And I am in shorts for the first time this year. It is supposed to be around 70 in the area today! The sun is shining brightly.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Pleasant Day

The Tehachapi Mountains to the North of town. The area to the lower right is the Red Rock Canyon State Park. It was full of off roaders this weekend. Brings dollars to our fair community.
The Patio of Casa De Sharon y Glenn in Cal City. The BBQ got a workout later with Filet Mignon to a medium Rare finish with lobster tails and cucumbers. OH MY, IT WAS SO GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!
Got me a Gnome that welcomes one and all. And I did the solar powered walk way lights today along with getting some stuff unpacked. It was sunny, warm and very pleasant day here in The Mojave Desert. And it is Valentine's Day. I like it here! :)

Out of Control Bums

Aero News has an article up on the WA Legislature considering draconian taxes on personal and business aircraft in the state. Makes one wonder what makes shit like this live with themselves.
Go to Aeronews.net and check it out.
It is on the articles dated for today the 14th.
Lousy, no good, rat bastards are out of control. The best remedy would be along the lines of Cromwell's when he went through the process of getting rid of Charles 1. Look it up.
It might amuse. As for me, I prefer the Vigilantes approach: 3-7-77.

New Gadget on Top

Pretty cool one, don'tcha think? I forgot where I found it but it is just too cool. Since I am a "right wing extremist" as defined by the idiot janet "nap time" napolitano, it seems a good fit. 8)
Been busy so far this weekend with doing some stuff outside in the garage and yard. It is nice and I am not working for a change! Had to rent a small storage unit for X-mass stuff, luggage and the like. We don't have a basement. SoCal is like that due to the earthquake potential.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sad News

Phil Harris, 53, Captain of the Cornelia Marie, has passed in hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Old Retired Petty Officer is a big fan of the show and of all the good "men who go down to the sea in ships."
God keep his family safe and well.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Murtha: Muerta

Good riddance to bad rubbish. He was a low life only interested in his own self aggrandizement. Truthfully the people of the Johnstown PA area are going to be better off with out him.
When he accused and found guilty those Marines as if he was the convening authority, he lost all credibility with any honorable man or woman who has served this Republic. He should have been stripped of all his awards and decorations by the Commandant of The Marine Corps and forfeited his retirement. Period. He was a reprehensible excuse for a man, much less a human being.
I feel no sorrow at his passing.
The detail of Marines that will do the funeral is going to have to be ordered to attend, as no one would even countenance volunteering for a shameless task like that.
Like I have said, it is my show. Don't like it. Tango Sierra and get over it.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

More rain in The Mojave

And I live in The Mojave Desert? Been like this since last night. LaCanada-Flintridge and places in LA county on the southern slope of the San Bernardino Mountains are catching hell. Flooding and mudslides.

Friday, February 05, 2010

A Winter's Day in the High Desert

Downtown Cal City!
Wind Turbines along the Tehachapi Mountains just outside of Mojave.
The boneyard at Mojave Airport. Ex Air Canada 767s including the world famous Gimli Glider.
Ballast Regulator on the UP Main 1 from Mojave to Tehachapi.
Lots of these in the Tehachapi/Mojave area!
I went to the Doctor in Tehachapi today for a check up and such. I took the Z612. I also had to hit the Stater Brothers Market in Mojave for some Diet Pepsi for the Missus. They had a coupon with four twelve packs for ten bucks.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In the engine bay of an F-16

Me and co-worker Rod in the engine bay of an F-16 Falcon. We had just pulled the engine for to send it to the engine shop. The bay inspection will be tomorrow. Taken on his camera phone. BTW that is me in the ball cap. The good looking one.
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)