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, January 31, 2010

Morning on the way to work

Morning in the Antelope Valley
Top: Tehachapi Mountains with snow on top!
Middle: The comm hill at Edwards AFB past CA Route 58 and The Old Santa Fe RR from Cal City Blvd
Bottom: Mountains to the South of Barstow.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Roeder Guilty in 37 minutes

The jury came back at the Sedgwick County Courthouse in Wichita.
Dennis Roeder is guilty in the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the noted late term abortion provider. The minimum sentence life, with parole possible after 25 years. The County Attorney, Nola Foulston is asking for a hard 50. That means no possibility of parole until after 50 years. It woulde ensure that Roeder never has a day as a free man again.
Had Foulston pursued the death penalty it would have possibly turned Roeder into a martyr. She called it smart in that respect.
I am against abortion in it's use as a means of birth control. Always have been. As for medical reasons, I am not qualified in that respect, I am not a doctor but an ordinary guy.
But regardless of beliefs on the issue of abortion, the murder of Dr. Tiller was a premeditated assassination. And to do it in a house of worship is abominable in and of itself.
I myself would have preferred that Roeder receive the death penalty. But in the current atmosphere, the process could have taken a generation to carry out with the endless appeals involved. And that process could have become a media and cause celebre' feeding frenzy all it's own.
And it only took the jury those 37 minutes to decide. But with the witnesses that were available from that Sunday morning, I don't think the outcome was that much in doubt.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

POTUS on the SOTU with his TOTUS

Didn't watch it. Can't stand to listen to the "man?"
Everything that comes out of his mouth is usually steeped in fantasy, a lie or quite possible sedition at the least and treason at the most. BHO and his minions do, after all, tend to ignore the Constitution on a regular basis. Starting when the alarm clock goes off in the morning. But it was interesting to see him back tracking on the spending. But probably way too late. I would venture that the State of The Union is much worse than it was just before "the lightbringer" ran and won. A lot worse. I spent most of last year out of work. As a direct result of the actions and words of the POTUS and his minions, pelosi and reid.
The "man" couldn't tell the truth if his life depended on it. Period.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Did You Know This About Leather Dresses?
Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress,
a man's heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry,
he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally?

Sorry for the mistakes getting this one right. Trying to put other stuff from an email into a post is new to me.

Ever wonder why?

It's because she smells like a new truck.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Official Resident of California!?!?!?!?

The Drivers License arrived in the mail, yesterday. Yikes!
It is no longer eyes: brown, hair: brown. The hair is officially gray. The AF security folks even called it gray when I got here.
At least in my Retired ID photo everything is gray. But the new DL shows it quite well.The floor is now open to cheap shots and such!
The reality of getting up there on the calendar, I guess.
BTW I am doing this as I get ready for work. It is my weekend duty and we have more things to do today. Nice OT coming in the next check with all the taxes on it. Those courtesy the likes of Arnold, Moonbeam Brown, Queen Nancy "the louse" Pelousy, Dirty Harry Reid, Little Bonnie Fwank and company.
And you thought I wasn't going to hammer somebody?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scott Brown defeats Martha whatshername

The heir presumptive got beat. She was supposed to win going away after getting the DemCom nomination. Oops, something went horribly wrong for them in the most liberal, left wing, commie state in the Republic. And now the proverbial **** will hit the proverbial fan and continue on to November.
I even read an article that this could cost queen nancy pelousy the job as speaker of the house. Interesting possibility as some of those who would like to see her lose that job are DemComs.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Weather Sucks

It is not a nice day as you can see by the weather thingie I have. It is raining on and off and has hit a balmy 47 degrees. There are Winter Storm Warnings in the mountains to the west, south and north. Pretty much surrounded and the snow levels will be below 3,000 feet. It snows in the desert, sort of. We are at 2,375 feet above sea level, so the snow will be on the mountains tomorrow. I would guess CA58 over Tehachapi will be closed on the west side. It is much more difficult than the east side going uphill from Mojave.
At least today there is a Mythbusters Marathon! It may sound cruel, I know but I have had the earthquake in Haiti up to the receding hairline. And listening to tributes, rants and such about Dr. King from folks that weren't even around or were in diapers at best is something I don't need pounded in my head. He was a good and decent man with a sound vision. A legacy any of us would be proud of.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I like this one

Kidnapped from Theo Spark at Last of The Few.
It is quite funny!

Women might be a mystery to men, we all admit that, but, in order for us to get along well, there are a few things that they should know about men too:
1. If you’re cooking a special dinner for a man, be sure to include something from each of the four major male food groups: Meat, Fried, Beer, and Red.
2. When he asks for a threesome with you and your best friend, he is only joking.
* Unless the answer is yes.
* In which case, can he videotape it?
3. Any sort of injury involving the testicles is not funny. Seriously.
4. Don’t make him hold your purse in the mall. It does something to our manhood.
5. Shopping is not fascinating. Ever.
6. It is only common courtesy to leave the toilet seat up when you’re done.
7. If you really want a nice guy, stop dating good-looking assholes.
8. The man is always in charge of poking the campfire with a stick and/or tending the grill.
9. Trying to provoke a large, dangerous-looking felon from across the room is not funny.
10. Don’t hog the covers. Really.
11. If he has to sit through “Legends of the Fall”, you have to sit through “Showgirls”.
12. “Fine.” is not an acceptable way to end an argument.
13. Money does not equate love. Not even in Nevada.
14. If you truly want honesty, don’t ask questions you don’t really want the answer to.
15. Of course he wants another beer.
16. The guy doesn’t always have to sleep on the wet spot.
17. Dogs good. Cats bad. Grrrrrrr….
18. He does not want to be just friends.
19. Do not question a man’s innate navigational abilities by suggesting he stop for directions.
20. He was not looking at that other girl.
* Well, okay… maybe a little.
* Okay, so what! He was looking at her. Big deal. Like you never looked at another guy…
21. He is the funniest, strongest, best-looking, most successful man you have ever met. a) And all your friends think so too. Especially the cute ones.
22. Your (select appropriate item:) butt/boobs/hair/makeup/legs look fine. As a matter of fact, it/they look damn good. Stop asking.
23. If you want a satisfying sex life, you will never fake an orgasm. Ever.
24. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary in many of the fine bars and fraternities throughout the country, not all men are cretins deserving your contempt.
25. It is not necessary to discuss the heaviness of your menstrual flow with him.
26. Remember: that Nair bottle looks an awful lot like shampoo if left in the shower.
27. Two words: blow job. Learn it. Live it. Love it. Did I mention Love it?
28. Any attempt by a man to prepare food, no matter how feeble (ie: Microwaving a burrito, fixing Spaghetti, etc) should be met with roughly the same degree of praise a parent might shower upon their infant when it walks for the first time.
29. Those male models with perfect bodies are all gay. Accept it.
30. He heard you the first time. Honest.
31. You know, you can ask him out too… Let’s spread the rejection around a little.
32. Dirty laundry comes in several categories: Looks fine/smells fine, Looks fine/smells bad, Looks dirty/smells fine. Unless you intend to wash it, do not try to disrupt piles organized in this manner.
33. Yes, Sharon Stone/Pamela Anderson/Cindy Crawford is prettier than you. Just like Brad Pitt/Antonio Banderas/Keanu Reeves is better looking than him. But since neither one of you is going to be dating any of these people, love the one you’re with.
34. Of course size matters, and boy does he has the grandaddy of them all.
35. His (fill in appropriate selections:) bald spot/beer gut/impossibly thick glasses/impotency/scabby rash, is cute.
36. Watching football is a major turn-on for you. But please wait until the halftime show to act upon that.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Speaks for itself

It’s time for this administration to admit that it has no idea what it’s doing.

I got this off of Cold Fury. Thanks Mike!
Kinda hits home, doesn't it? Along with the merry band of liars, thieves, tax-cheats, womanizers and dope smoking ballerinas, what would a rational, hard working person think? Hmmmmmmmmmm?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Regiment

I came across this while reading Bright and Early this morning. It is now on the bloglist to your starboard side. It seems like a good idea. And with Red Nation getting hit with the diet and "performance" messages, this one may be a bit more secure.
We will see.
I am the Desert Airdale at The Regiment and have started a group called the Mojave Desert Regiment. Could be fun!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The lies and deciet of the cinc and company

It seems that the dear leader, scumbag, commie maggot currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in DC has done it again. Remember that line about having the health care "fix" process on C-Span? Yeah. Right. Even nancy pelousi has been giving the smackdown on it. Talk about the right hand not knowing what the left one is doing.
The man is an out and out no good, lying son-of-a-bitch. Period. That is the same description Harry Truman gave about Richard Nixon. Turn about is fair play. I do have other descriptions for the maggot, also. But I am trying to be civilized.
And the mouthpiece gibby is in need of a serious attitude adjustment. Especially for an individual who is supposedly in the know about things coming from that piss poor excuse he has for a boss.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Holidays are over and back to work we go

Well, all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow is "Back in The Saddle Day" at Edwards AFB. I was in the saddle for most of the Holidays. I don't have any leave built up. But the operational world being what it is, we will be turning wrenches by noon. Got a ten spot that says so.
So it is back to the grind. See everyone on a random basis through the week. When the day is 0630-1630, plus a half hour one way commute, time is precious at home. But fear not, I will not desert anyone.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Lefties didn't get the obit they wanted

I see out there on the sphere that the lefties have their collective panties in a wad. It seems that Rush Limbaugh isn't dead. A rather fine hospital and team of doctors were on hand to take care of him. Under the two proposed piles of garbage in the house and senate, the leftards would have gotten their way. Seems that maybe the health care stuff in the congress is designed to eradicate all conservatives by denying or just flat screwing us on our health care. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? I would not put it past the likes of pelosi, reid, baucus and doddering dodd.
I caught Rush on a news bit and he seems to be doing quite well. I like the guy. Period.
No obit this time markus!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

We went to Palmdale. Hit the Famous Footwear to get the Missus a pair of those new Skechers with the rocker sole. Had to order for delivery to the house. Then Walmart! The place was a nut house. Then eats at the Sizzler and back to Cal City. Both of us asleep by midnight. Not like we used to, ya know. Three Day Weekend.
Today is the Winter Classic. That is the NHL's New Year's Day outside game. It is in Fenway Park with the Bruins hosting the Philadelphia Flyers. Outside, like when we were kids!
And the New Year promises to be a tad better than the last one. No Cancer!
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)