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, March 28, 2010

PHJ&F hit the big time!

Scoot on over to ParrotHead Jeff and Friends. He got linkage from Pamela Gellar...........Atlas Shrugs. Yeah, that Pamela Gellar. It was on coverage of the Big Do in Searchlight, Nevada. The one that Andrew Breitbart and Sarah Palin made time for. Rah Rah!
The posts and pictures are worth the time it takes to have a look and read.

In a nutshell

Kind of hits the mark, don'tcha all think? Makes Larry, Curly and Moe look like statesmen of Churchill's calibre. And the Almighty lets people like this reproduce, for crying in the beer.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Mug Shot

Reality. And yes I do need a shave. And they are Tri-Focals, OK? And what hair you do see is mostly gray. Except for the crown, that part is very thin. The wife calls it a bald spot. She could be right but there are still a few still hanging around.
No smart alecky comments or the belly incision and staples gets put up on this here blog! Yes the spectacles are government issue. The price is right. They only cost twenty years. This will be slowly replacing icon shots on various sites in the near future. I have already had responses from my sister and former squadron mates. The term Old Fart was bandied about with some regularity on facebook.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Geraldo Rivera: Not relevant anymore

Caught him on Fox and Friends this morning. It was a rant about Israel and the "palestinians" Seems that the PM, Mr. Netanyahu was basically given the finger by the CinC, VP and the rest of the forty thieves. It seems the "expert" was upset that the Israeli parliament and cabinet have allowed construction on the West Bank. It slips Geraldo's historical capacity that the land we know as Modern Israel belongs to the Jews. Not the Muslims or Christians or anyone else. And assuredly not the empty suit at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The "gentleman" from Puerto Rico is a liberal. I will concede that he is a straight shooter most of the time. But with the "palestinian question", leave it to the real experts. The IDF.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hitch in the Obammy Nanny-Mother Pelousi Care Disaster

Seen a short thing on Yahoo about this. Yeah, I know but I do use it for email. Get off my case.
It seems that there are some "rules violations." I figure the entire bloody, overpriced mess is a rules violation.
What ya get with an empty suit with absolutely no management, fiscal or practical business management hooks up with a harpy and old geezer that have nothing better to do than waste our money. Not there money, our money. The dirt bags don't have a clue. Hopefully the mid-term elections will send a message. And please God, give General Petraus the light to send the empty suit, marxist, wannabe loved by everybody, lightbringer piece of shit packing. And Sarah as his VP!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Death throes of The Republic

The commies got their "health care reform" passed last night. The usual strong arm tactics were well in evidence. The blatant desire to subvert any form of constitutional law is right there on the faces of pelosi, hoyer, waxman, and company is so obvious to any old warrior. And the liar, thief, no good maggot that sixty three million of you voted for is the ring leader of them all. I am equally upset with those of you out there who actually voted for the "change." When a so-called democrat has heroes like alinsky, lenin, marx and engels, one should worry.
This step to a socialist, welfare state is the beginning of the end. Unless the mid-term elections have a turn around in the make up of the congress. The Republic was stabbed in the heart last night.
But there is hope. A large number of representatives who voted for this large step to a socialist state are going to be out of work come November.
And the previous post stands. Language and all. Remember, I said it was my show. And I will always stand on my own.
I say again. obama, pelosi, reid, the dead kennedy, schumer and company are nothing but liars, communists and traitors. I will always be that.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Point for the Republic

Theo had this one up and it was linked at Stormbringer. Describes all of us Patriots pretty well, doncha think?
Message to the commie, fag, traitor at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the Sphincter of the House(aka The Wicked Witch of The West), the Scumbag from Searchlight, The other two Bitches from California and the two really bat shit, crazy bitches from Washington. Most of you turds are going to loose your jobs this fall. Some of you may be heckled, ridiculed and have garbage/shit/manure and such thrown at you. Tough shit! You have a track record of fucking up on the most basic of things. In fact, in the dictionary, under FUBAR, they now have your pictures.
And before I forget, Barack Hussein Obama is a LIAR, COMMUNIST AND A FUCKING TRAITOR! No further discussion is required or desired.
The Old Retired Petty Officer Sends.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weasels in DC

Jeff has a short one at PHJ&F http://parrotheadjeff.com/blog/ about the congressweasels who decided that The Constitution is no longer valid. Go check it out.
That little worthless piece of slime was on Fox and Friends this morning. He was lying out his ass about not buckling under to the TOTUS/Scumbag-in-Chief and becoming a communist lackey.
What I have to say about them is not repeatable or for the eyes and ears of janet "nappy" napiltano and her Gestapo.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Other thoughts and such, post rant

1. RDO day. I have to take the Missus ORPO to the LAX Airport. Allegiant Air to Wichita for a couple weeks. Move related stuff and a grand-daughter's birthday. Back on the 1st of April. It is non stop so she doesn't have to attempt to walk in terminals.
2. Banter between Jeff, Buck and Jeff at PHJ&Fhttp://parrotheadjeff.com/blog/. It was for St. Patrick's Day. I worked. 24.87 an hour. Launch, recover, ground test, preflight/basic post flight inspections, covers on and call it a day. The old line from the past came to light.  The one about,,,,,, this ain't no shit.  It has it's origins for me in the following. The difference between a fairy tale and a Sea Story......is.............A fairy tale starts with "Once upon a time." A Sea Story starts with "This ain't no shit." Almost a correlation with the adventures inside the beltway that have been in the forefront of the news lately. With our resident idiots. The Wicked Witch of The West, The Scumbag from Searchlight, you know, the usual suspects in any and all processes to dismantle the Constitution. 
3. No Rant, Cuss words or such today. Got other things to do. But I figured a few words towards the dirtbags in the congress is in order.
To the lady who last week commented on either this blog or Buck's http://exileinportales.blogspot.com/about us being un American for not wanting to pay for other's health care. It isn't our job. It is your job to pay for ours. We were made a promise along time ago. Yes. A promise. Serve your country for 20 years or more and you will be taken care of. Buck is now going to be cast aside. He will be 65 soon and will have to go on medicare. Some kept promise, isn't it? For those who think this is an entitlement, it isn't in any way at all. It is paid for. In ways most of our fellow countrymen have no way of understanding. Including a fair number of my own relatives. It ain't all that cool stuff you see in the recruiting ads. Not by a long shot. Even a routine, seemingly "normal" day can be filled with hazards to life and limb. For me that was flight decks aboard The Good Ships Independence, Ranger and Kitty Hawk. And flight lines and hydraulic test stands at various Naval Air Stations I was posted at. In your service, good people, In Your Service.
ORPO Sends.

Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Census and other Rants

I got it today and filled it out. It is in the mailbox for pick up tomorrow.
Overloaded to the hispanic, asia-pacific and african american side. I used large heavy x's to mark the White and Non-Hispanic blocks. The Old Retired Petty Officer takes umbrage to anything from any portion of the DC idiocracy that requires me to fill in the blanks. Since in the view of the current occupant of 1600 and his minions, I do not count. Over 50, white, retired from the Armed Forces and still working a job. Yes, I am a federal employee. But I have skills and knowledge for what  I do that the average person does not. Pure and Simple. Sorry for those who think they are owed a civil service job. I earned the shot at it. 
Rant? Damn Straight. I make no apologies for anything I say. Including  berating the Department of Defense when it is required. 
And tonight the Wicked Witch of The West is working hard to keep to the commie agenda that she and the likes of clinton, wax man, boxer, feinstein, reid, and the rest of that garbage are pushing in support of the communist in chief at 1600.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bruins at Canadiens

The Canadian Women's Hockey Team got a special greeting at the Bell Centre in Montreal, PQ tonight. They also did the ceremonial VIP face off. Considering the 18 year old that got both goals in the Gold Medal Game is a Quebecois , it is only fitting.
Yeah, I am a Canadiens Fan. From the Western Prairies. Go Figure. Vive le Blue, Blanc et Rouge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I get Hockey Night in Canada on the NHL Network on my satellite service provider. Grew up on it. Love it still. Even Peter Puck, OK.

Catching up and such

Sorry for the lapse to my few followers. It has been an intense week. Being the only WG-10 Crew Chief had me living on the flight line this past week. And Monday and Tuesday out here were windy and very cold! Yes! Very Cold in The Desert! Winter is not over, yet.
We did the, for us, unbelievable a short while back.
Direct TV. Yup. Satellite Television. Our cable service here is pretty much substandard.
Then the old Samsung CRT 27 inch set that we have had for many years went Tango Uniform. A 37 inch LCD flat screen with that 1080p thing. Don't know exactly what that is but it has a really good picture. We had a 32 inch flat screen in the bedroom prior to the move to the Mojave Desert.
Slowly catching up with the 21st century here at Casa De Sharon y Glenn aren't we?
Caught bits and pieces of the current goings on in DC by the worthless congress critters. Seems the Wicked Witch of the West is wanting to shove the obammycare down our throats and then find out what is in it after passage. That "woman" has a serious short between the headsets. Not to mention that any and all behaviour by her is at a minimum, sedition. I will elaborate at some later date.
As for the new fishing regs proposed by the liar-in-chief, he does have a bit of an uphill fight on his hands. Way to many of us are recreational fishermen. I still like to get a line in the water once in a while myself. And the Kern River is about an hour and a half from me. Hmmmmmmmmmmm? The boy in the white house is beginning to really piss me off, now. Or should I say, the commie bastard in the white house. In just over a year, he has brought more derision, discredit and out right contempt for the office than any of his predecessors ever have........maybe a tie with the peanut farmer. I was on active duty then. It sucked.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Interesting period here at Falcon Maintenance. One young man is gone to n-Grumman at Palmdale and another has interviewed at the same place. The infamous Plant 42. Lockheed's place at Palmdale is the Skunk Works. You don't need anymore than that, folks. Ask Buck.
Due to my diminutive stature and the fact that I was a Blue Jacket in the US Navy, one of my compatriots at Falcon has blessed me with the nom de maintenance of "Papa Smurf" I like it. The other was Mighty Mouse.
Should either of these end up on an F-16 of the 416 CTF/416 Test Squadron, pictures will be posted.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Busy week

It has been a fast and furious week. End result, no blogging. Bummer. I will hope to get some done tomorrow.
It was a six day week this time and a trip to the eye doctor included. At least the eye check up was on base. The perks me and Buck get, ya know.

Monday, March 01, 2010

The other blog

My other one at wordpress took a dump this past weekend. I could not get into it at all. No password retrieval at all. Somewhere in the Antelope Valley is now history.
Among the Joshua Trees is the new one. I had to import from this one to get started and keep some stuff that was common to both, like links to other blogs and sites.
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)