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


Friday, July 30, 2010

AZ SB 1070. Fallout Rant.

Well the Klintoon appointed federal judge decided that the rights of those who have entered the Republic by other than legal means come before the security and sovereignty of the said Republic.
The descriptive term of Traitor comes to mind.
It is now apparent that the aim of the current admin and it's enablers is to turn the United States of America into a third world cesspool on the lines of mexico, cuba and venezuela. Seems that barry "boy" obammy, no balls holder and the differently sexual nappy napolitano have that as a collective goal.
Boy is used as a term of inexperience and naiveté that are his major qualities. The others being his amazing ability to destroy the very foundations of Our Republic.
All three of them are about as much use as tits on a boar hog and balls on a priest. I said it. So sue me.
I have absolutely no use for shit like that. And I can categorically state that I have done more for the Republic in a single day than these three have done in their collective lives. My service record is a public document in the Archives/Repository.
I have nothing to hide. So the judge, obama, holder and napolitano can go and fuck themselves.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Out of the past, part two, I think

1. On Facebook, I just reconnected with a former school chum from mine and kc's days north of the border in Alberta. Wow. I haven't seen anyone from there in so long. Reunion in 92 and one trip to Bow Island and Lethbridge after retirement.
2. A former co-worker from my days at Lear Jet in Wichita is going to be a co-worker here at Edwards. He was notified yesterday. Lucky man. His wife is a Lancaster girl, so it is a homecoming for them.
Been a good day.
But then again, every day above ground is a good day. Less than two months from the one year anniversary....................why I started this show, ya know!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Can't make this **** up!


This brand spanking new 
Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside its hangar inToulouse , France without a single hour of airtime.

Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine run-ups, prior to delivery to 
Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi .

The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area.

Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty aircraft. Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A340-600 really is.

The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had All 4 engines at full power. The aircraft computers thought they were trying to take off, but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc..)
Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm. This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air. The computers automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward.

The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on.

Not one member of the seven-man Arab crew was smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power setting, so the $200 million brand-new aircraft crashed into a blast barrier, totalling it.

The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown due to the news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere. Because........ 
Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.
Here they are!
 Click for larger image.

All that money! Gone to waste in a matter of moments.  

One French Airbus: $200 million dollars
Untrained Arab Flight Crew: $300,000 Yearly Salary
Unread Operating Manual: $300
Aircraft meets retaining wall and the wall wins.


"And that's why God gave them camels"!

Previous two posts and no comments?

Does no one have anything to say about this. I sure as hell do. It illustrates a basic ignorance of one's surroundings and being out of touch with reality.
I guess the "hope and change" mantra of "The Won/One" trumps all reasonable and logical thought. What say you out there. I call him a communist. With the role models he has used and admitted to, well, obviously the base is suffering from cranial rectumitis.
And it boils down to a basic premise.......63 million or so of my own countrymen really screwed the pooch on this one. And the recovery could outlast my lifetime and into the old age of my kids.
So, let's see some sand.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

From a friend of mine. Read it..............and weep for the Republic

Racism, Not Just for White People Anymore

More on that later though…
Today was the last clinical day and I cannot say HOORAY loudly enough to make it clear how glad I am that pediatric clinicals are over.
Now, back to the title.  I was at a day care again today.  Day care in general tries my patience, because there is zero discipline at them.  Little Billy could bite Little Susie’s ear off and he’d get a “stern talking to”.  They can’t even stand the kids in the corner for misbehavior anymore and boy, those shitheads rays of sunshine know it.  Today was a bit different than the other days, as I was at a different facility.  It was an amazing place- amazing in the fact that only the little white kids did wrong.  Seriously, during the entire day, all of the children acted like drunken squids, but only (and yes, I do mean ONLY) the little white kids were called down for their behavior.  I raised an eyebrow at that about one hour into the day.  Susie & LaQuinettaLaShequaDominiquatisa could have been doing the same thing & Susie was the one to get her ass reamed out over the transgression.
All of the kids were suffering from EXTREME Hickory Deficiency, but the kids doing some of the worst things were overly praised, while others were chewed out for “smacking while eating”.
I was not amused.
I heard a lot of interesting stuff though, especially when it was “Learning Time”.  This month’s theme is Africa, The Greatest Nation.  (I shit you not.  One child mentioned Hawaii & the “teacher” said, “We’re not talking about Hawaii & anyway, Africa is way better than Hawaii!”.)
I learned some new stuff today and although I might be racist, not only in the way I mention it, but by mentioning it at all, here goes-
1) Africa is made up entirely of islands.  There are no countries, just islands.
2) There is (and this is a real quote) “not a lot of climate over there because it’s too hot”.
3) Africans are famous for their paintings and contest dancing.
4) There is a “good Africa” and a “not good Africa”.  In “not good Africa”, the houses all have skraw roofs.
5) Chickens and hens are not related to one another.
6) In America, we celebrate New Years Day with fireworks everywhere.
7) They have a different heritage of police.  ???
8  ) Their favorite game to play is chest.
9) African jury is made with two colors.  (Jury=jewelry)
10) Two lakes run through the entire country, not continent.  At this point, the “teachers” began to argue.  The 2nd one said the first one meant Oceans, not lakes.  They argued for a little while until I suggested they both meant RIVERS.
Now I feel so much brighter.  I cannot believe that all the geography teachers who taught me over the years were so stupid!
Hope you feel brighter, too.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go soak my head in the toilet for a little while.

Stolen Cartoons. That make sense!

Blatantly Stolen.
Makes Sense?
Ya Think?!?!?!

And I do believe that I am on Janet Napolitano's Right Wing Extremist List.
Got news for her! She couldn't drive a hot spike up a snowman's ass!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rant in a picture

Sorry, I just had to with the way the WON has basically been screwing the pooch lately. Along with the other two stooges, pelousi and dirty harry reid.
This is simpler and gets the point across, I hope.
It should convey the feeling. I can't stand the son of a bitch that occupies the White House. Period. And when I use the term son of a bitch, I AM BEING POLITE!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Nowhere or somewhere really close

Different views of Rogers Dry Lake. This is the lake bed that is/was the divert for the Space Shuttles. From the hill to the west along Lancaster Boulevard.
In case anyone was wondering where the middle of nowhere is, it's here!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Those missing seven states

The additional 7 states are (in no particular order): The state of Confusion, the state of Disarray, the Lowly state, the state of Anarchy, the Welfare state, the Nanny state, and the State-ist.
Borrowed with permission from Christopher Burns. Face book acquaintance.
I gotta hand it to him on this one. I could not have done better. For all my liberal relatives with no clue.
And then there was Sheila Jackson-Lee and saying there were still two Vietnams. 
That ends today's political stuff. Or maybe not.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Amanda and Piper left today

They headed out about 0730 PDT.  Amanda did put up a picture from her Facebook mobile of a house around the corner. Front yard of cactus of different varieties. I will have it on my profile for those who are on my Friends list.
It was a nice but short visit. Too short. But Amanda did get to see her Aunt Debbie in Palmdale yesterday. They all went down for a BBQ and visit.
I spent the day at work. Duty weekend. Overtime.
Randomly inserted pictures of Piper.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

NASA 747 SP from Cal City

Taken from California City on a walk with my grand daughter. We saw it earlier with the F/A-18 chase airplane in close formation. This was at a slightly lower altitude. This has special instrumentation and stuff in it.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Observation by Paco

In my entire 55 years, I have not seen an administration, aided and abetted by its allies in the Senate and in Congress, and in state and local governments around the country, striking out with such arrogant self-assurance against the principles upon which our nation was founded. Over the last decade, each election seems to be more important than the one that preceded it, and the interim elections this year will likely indicate whether or not we have reached a tipping point in our advance toward a dreary, soul-destroying statism, presided over and implemented by hell-bent fools.

Paco Enterprises. A most excellent blog.
I read him regular and so should you.
Yeah. I swiped it from him. He is a friend of my sister.

For Hockey Fans. A sad day

Former Detroit Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawk, Bob Probert, died today after collapsing during a family outing on Lake St. Clair. He was taken to Windsor Regional Medical Centre but could not be revived. He was only 45. He leaves a wife, Dani and four children. The details are at the NHL website.
Probert was fifth all time in penalty minutes. He was a tough guy on the ice.
I know this will touch Buck. Red Wing fans are like that. I liked the guy just because of his game.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

News Item from Wichita

I saw on the Wichita Eagle site this item.
Hawker Beechcraft hands out 130 lay off notices. That is 375 this year. It was 2,700 last year. I was laid off on 26 February of 2009. That is why I wound up here in the California High Desert.
It is a direct result of the Inquisition held by congressional leaders that determined that corporate aircraft were "evil" after summoning the automaker CEOs to the said inquisition. The idiots have no grasp of unintended consequences.
Cessna had over 12,000 people on site in the Wichita Metro in August of 2008. They have half that number working now. I don't know how Learjet is doing. But the last overall numbers I heard was a total of around 13,000 aircraft workers not working.
Nice job, barack, nancy and harry, nice job indeed you idiots!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Addicted to War

A friend of mine asked me to address this subject. It seems some unknowing individual has written a 77 page book on why we as a Republic are so evil when our Forces have to engage in combat. Andreas is his last name. The book has been endorsed by Chomsky, Sarandon, Sheehan and the like. Really knowledgeable in the field of international affairs and the art of war.
Most of them couldn't find their backsides with both hands and a flashlight. What most have not realized is that the United States of America is the Good Guy. We do more for the rest of the world in a single day than the UN has done since it was formed.
Susan Sarandon for instance. Does she do anything herself. Well besides whine and complain about the past administration and now the current one not doing "enough." Question for ya Susan, is your definition of enough the only one?
Got no use for most of those self righteous, arrogant, elitist communists. That is what most of them are, communists. Maybe old Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy had a point, after all. Just maybe......
Mind you I was a toddler when that happened.  So everything I know about that is from the historic records and archival material.
The chomskys, sarandons and sheehans in this Nation seem to have lost any touch with most of the citizens of The Republic.
I for one, take exception to the very title of the book. Having served in the Armed Forces for twenty years, I find that folks such as these are not well schooled in reality. They live in a dream world of sorts. And in some respect, I truly feel sorry for them. Not the kind of folks a man would like to see his children and grandchildren consider as role models.
I haven't read it and I will not. I consider it to be, for lack of a better term, subversive.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Dear President Idiot

I due think it is high time that you finally shut that pie hole. Every time you open it, bad shit happens. Fact. You are such and incompetent that, the oil leak in the gulf is now a propaganda tool. And as for the question of shitstain coloured illegals sneaking into the Republic, you have absolutely no concept of what is going on. Not a God Damned Thing. As the CinC you have lost any credibility you MAY have had. That cred is only held by tht murdering piece of trash that is your neighbor, Bill Ayers. May G-d strike him down.
You are a boy now involved in a MAN'S game. I said it, BOY. Even at the age of 48, you are a babe in the woods. All a community organizer is, is a worthless piece of shit.  The real world is something far beyond your abilities. Call it quits and take that worthless piece of crap, biden with you.
You wanted a socialist/communist utopia. News for you, asswipe, it doesn't work that way.
Should you walk into the room where I might be, I will not acknowledge your presence by coming to attention. I stand on the premise that you should be required to come to the perfect position of attention in my presence. The Old Retired First Class Petty Officer demands it. I pop tall for no elected official. Not anymore!

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I lost my friends list. New invites were sent!
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)