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, October 31, 2010

Biathlon Close Quarter Battle Version

It did begin as a military competition after all.

Halloween Post

Thanks to Moonbattery.

Too good to pass up!

Dhimmitude. Obama Style.

Read this one at Chrissie's place, PC Free Zone.
The new health care plan makes for rather strange allowances, it does.
I sincerely hope every low life, shit sucking, maggot ridden demcommmie gets voted out on Tuesday and then tarred and feathered upon return to their home districts.

More Gratuitous Plane Pr0n

Wart Hog:

This is the Airplane.

This is the Gun!
The Avenger 30 mm Cannon. The airplane was built around the Gun. 
Grunts on the ground Love this Airplane.
The AF wanted to get rid of the A-10 as it was low tech. The AF has a thing for wizbang stuff. 
Grunts Love this Airplane!
It does it's job............Extremely Well!


Instead of a sign that says "Do Not Disturb" I need one that says "Already Disturbed Proceed With Caution until OBAMA is OUT of OFFICE."

As seen on Face Book. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

NFL is a Reid Supporter. Slugs and Thugs.

NFL gives money to Harry Reid.

This is up at Michelle Malkin. Go. Read it.
For all you fans of the No Fun League.
I quit watching it back in the nineties. I haven't seen a game since December of 1997.
But as most of you know, I am a hockey fan.
But the scum at the NFL has decided to toss it's hat into the ring, for a low life, lying, corrupt politician.

Henry V Speech to the troops

Borrowed. Red Stick Rant had it up. Went to You Tube and did the share thing. Always liked this portrayal. And I like Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Friday, October 29, 2010

From the Cap'n at Pirates Cove

From William Teach. The picture is priceless and down right funny and thought provoking at the same time.

Here is the link to the Pirate's Cove posting.

Obama 2012 posters are coming out!

Go. Check it out. The Captain will appreciate it and you will enjoy it. Be sure to click on the Dude! link at the bottom. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Borrowed from Theo at Last of the Few.

Pin-up Art by Irina Davis..........

Good link. Pretty Girls.
For all the Good Guys in The Armed Forces of The United States every where.

The Violence Worker Manifesto (UPDATED)

The Violence Worker Manifesto (UPDATED)

From a blog that others should read. This is rather eloquent and the Violence Worker and I are part of Katie Couric's........."Great Unwashed"
Hey, we're pretty smart after all.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gratuitous Plane Pr0n

F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA.
The scheme is the same used on the new Navy Working Uniform. The sea service's version of the BDU/ACU or what ever they are calling it these days.
It is also the airframe that is commemorating the Centennial of US Naval Aviation. That will be May 8 of next year. Sorry Air Force, your roots are in the Army Signal Corps. And the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm is the second oldest after the Royal Air Force.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Flu. Sucks.

I feel horrible! Started on Thursday. Nagging low grade fever. Then chills. This morning went and got donuts for the Missus ORPO and me. Had two twists. Made a pot of coffee here at the Casa de Sharon y Glenn in Cal City. Had one cup.
Chills. Felt like I was in a cold locker. Then wringing wet. Sleep awhile, wake up, sleep a little, wake up wringing wet.
And so it goes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nuff Said

As the title says for this post.
Worthless Fuck, anyway.

Unions. Stupid is, as Stupid does

Union Schmucks fire guy with USS George H.W. Bush shirt and hat

Above link has all the details. They went ballistic because of the name, Bush. It is the name of CVN-77. His son is serving aboard this vessel. But the shitstains can't seem to handle it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Challenge Coin

Got this from a kid who was doing his  Naval Air Reserve thing this past weekend at NAS Lemoore.
VFA-125 is the Legacy Hornet Fleet Replacement Squadron. Effective 1 October it was folded into VFA-122, the Super Hornet FRS.
125 had been in business for thirty years. Yeah, when I was still in my first A-6 squadron.
Jesse sort of owed me for a launch and recovery of the 416 CO on a Saturday that was for a funeral fly over. It was scheduled to be mine but he wanted to do it. He got a major atta boy for it. I told him a twelve pack of Fat Tire, Saint Pauli Girl or Pete's Wicked Ale.
This was way better.
And so the Rough Raiders pass into history. I went through the Flying Eagles twenty five years ago on my way to VA-147. 122 was referred to as Corsair College in those days. A-7E Corsair II.
For some of you.......................age give away!
VFA-125 Side
VFA-122 Side

Sunday, October 17, 2010


It will give you pause for thought. Trust me on that one.


Go to this link. It is on Stormbringer. It will give insight into the workings of the current occupant of 1600. It is scary. But read, digest, ponder.

Priceless! A different view point

I swiped this from Melissa on Face Book. She got it from Elizabeth. Speaks volumes when it comes to character.

New Jet

This is my new jet. F-16AM, 80-3666. I was assigned to it last week. I got to launch it once! 
As soon as I get name tapes made, I will have them on and will get some pictures of it.

Pirate's Cove Has a good read

Pirate's Cove

Cap'n Teach has a good one for all to read. It hits home with the attitude of the man-child in chief and his enablers. We are not very smart. Think it is time to send those congress critters who have been in his pocket home...............to a rocking chair in the case of most of them. Where they can no longer cause major damage to our Republic.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trains! City of New Orleans

Need I say more?

Ian Tyson & David Wilcox 4 Summer Wages. For me, Buck and all of us sort of old guys

A good part of my youth that was spent in the Princess Province included listening to Ian Tyson and his most, incredibly  beautiful wife, Sylvia.  And yes, I am still in love with her.

It's Been Awhile

This voice is something. I like this song, although it may have rather coarse language.............Old Dogs will understand

Eddie Vedder Rise

A song that is a new twist on those............
who go down to the sea............
in ships and know the works of the Lord.
First time I heard this was on Deadliest Catch. Jake was being sent ashore in Saint Paul in the Priboloff Islands to go home and bury his sister. It is short, sweet and sorrowful all at once.
And for my old shipmate, Chuck Franzen.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ultimate Convenience Store!

Swiped from Jeff! It truly does exist! Yeah!
This is in Colorado. Don't remember the exact location. But this one for the lefturds to chew on!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

From Paco Enterprises

Che Guevarra is still Dead. 8 October 1967.
Got that you leftie idiots. He is still dead.

Link is right here  Che = Muerte

Many thanks to Paco. Go read him sometime.

New National Security Advisor

This link below is courtesy of Captain Teach at Pirate's Cove.

Nice Deb

She has the scoop as it were on Donilon, who is replacing General Jones as National Security Advisor to the I Won.
He has as decided anti Armed Forces viewpoint. Even SecDef Gates is worried about this pick.
Obama, turn left. Still broke? Turn Left some more. GeeZ what an asswipe.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Blogger acting strange?

Been in and out on occasion today. Any ideas out there? Do I move ORPO to Wordpress? But then I loose my followers and friends. Hmmm? What to do?

Deadliest Catch is coming back

This link has some of the information. No details have been released.
But with out Sig, Johnathon and Andy, the show just isn't.
The link will take you there.
Deadliest Catch is coming back!
There was some serious animosity but it seems to have been taken care of. And there is a spin off with the Hillestrand Brothers supposedly in the works.
Yeah! The Bad Boys of The Bering Sea are BACK!
And I came across a blog about the show and the Captains.

Random quote

We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us. ~ Golda Meir

Found it with a video of paloswineans throwing rocks at Jewish Automobiles in Israel. Little dirt bags got hit and bounced!

Theo Spark-Let me Drive!

Go over to Theo's and check it out!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

U.S. District Court Judge George Steeh ruled Thursday that the so-called individual mandate — a requirement President Barack Obama opposed during the presidential campaign but later embraced as part of sweeping changes — falls squarely within Congress’s ability under the Constitution to regulate interstate commerce.

Read more: 

A billy clintoon appointee now squarely in the pockets the communist trash that voted this fucking piece of totalitarianism into effect. Probably got a blow job from napolitano or even pelosi for it.
Maggot infested federal bench, anyway. His court is located in that wonderful haven of liberty, Jennifer "Slut" Granholm's Michigan. The one with Dearbornistan, the towel headed cyst of the Great Lakes.
A federal judge appointed by a man with absolutely no morals what so ever has by this destroyed individual liberty in the Republic. I say charges of Treason are in order.
And now the other slut, kathleen sibelius will be able to really make our lives a living hell. When is this shit going to end? 

Got this via Hot Air. I do not read or use the site politico. They are all worthless maggots and traitors anyway.

This shit will probably send my BP back up again! 

Where I bought my Truck

Didn't come with a second key. It is a used outfit. But the boy who was our sales person was supposed to find the other one. If not available he was to get us one from the Dealer. He was to do this. Didn't happen.
It is a Nissan dealership. Nissan truck.
Valley Hi Nissan in Victorville. Shitbirds. Liars. Scum.
Told me my registration fees and such were to license the truck to October of next year. Got the registration today. It expires on 31 March of next year. State law thing. I paid for April to September while it was either someone else's or on the lot. This I blame on the maggots and faggots in Sacramento. Period. The descriptive stands. It is California after all.
Valley Hi Nissan. Victorville, California. Do not go there. Do not give them any business. And if you live in the people's socialist, fairy loving, welfare, screw the real americans of Kalifornistan, make sure the legislature has an entirely new make up. And no moonbeam. No Meg. Vote for Chelene Nightingale.

And I do like my "new" truck. It does what I require of it.

Worker's Paradise.....Lost

Hawker Beechcraft and The Union

The above link will take you to an article in the Wichita Eagle. It has to do with an aircraft manufacturer possibly leaving town. One that has been there since the beginning.
Just two years ago, I went to work there. It was just after a strike by the IAM&AW employees.
Seems that unions and their members are now in the position of having to make concessions. Ones that would be very significant, like keeping the company they work for in town.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Scheduled for the 18th. Pre op checks including an EKG and chest picture need to be done sometime next week. All of this is in Bakersfield at the San Joaquin Community Hospital.
The good thing is that it is a Laproscopic procedure now a days. Still under general anesthesia but in and out on the same day. We will have to spend the night in Bakersfield, again but just the one.
And the BP is hanging in around the upper 130s-lower 140s over the mid 80s since the I started the medication. The follow up with my doc is Thursday morning and then I have a Renal CT that afternoon to check the plumbing at the remaining kidney.

Babs. The Outsource Queen

Stolen from Free Will.

The Investors' Business Daily offers the quick free trade argument against Barbara Boxer who has been making a great deal of hay over GOP rival Carly Fiorina's having "outsourced California jobs" by laying off 30,000 people at H-P. According to IBD, Fiorina is a piker compared to Boxer:
Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks she's struck election gold in California by charging her rival, ex-CEO Carly Fiorina, with outsourcing. The real story is how Boxer has chased millions of jobs out of state with her politics.
Last Wednesday's radio debate between California's two senatorial candidates repeatedly circled the issue of jobs in a state with 12.4% unemployment, second highest in the nation.
Incumbent Boxer's trump card was that her opponent, while chief of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2006, outsourced jobs. "She laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas and says she's proud of her record — well, that's her record," said Boxer.
Problem is, Boxer is a far bigger outsourcer. The unemployment rate in her state is 25% higher than the national average of 9.4%, and the number of jobless Californians is 66% higher than when she took office 17 years ago. Her 90% liberal voting record based on National Journal data has much to do with it.
As IBD points out, Boxer has consistently supported job killing legislation, whether the stimulus, the increase in the corporate tax rate, and especially all of the "green" legislation/regulations that have choked off California's manufacturing base, from cars to silicone chips to surfboards. All true, but God forbid we would ever hear this from the state MSM, let alone Fiorina herself. For whatever reason, voters and reporters can understand the ill effect of laying off thousands of workers, but can't begin to comprehend the political climate that created the incentives for those losses in the first place.

Ebay vs. Moonbeam

Seems that old AG moonbeam is ahead of Meg Whitman in the CA governors race. The media out here is touting the Social Security letter to Meg about the housekeeper. It noted a discrepancy. That is all. And it also indicated that if the employee was summarily terminated, the employer could face charges of discrimination.
Meg did not fire the woman until she, the housekeeper, admitted to being in this country illegally. That is complying with the law.
Then the mouthpiece lawyer of the left, one gloria allred gets into the mix. This puts the housekeeper directly in view of the entire Immigration mechanism. And there is a distinct possibility that governor/attorney general moonbeam had a hand in this. I said a possibility. Conjecture now enters the mix. For myself, I don't think jerry brown has an honest bone in his body.
As for me, I figure the only major thing jerry brown has ever done is have Linda Ronstadt as his trophy girlfriend in 1976 when he finished third behind jimmy carter and gary hart? for the democratic nomination for president. Yeah, I do remember. Very Well.
On a side note. I haven't seen any recent data on Carly vs. Babs. We all know that Babs has to go.
But it appears that in most cases in the midterms, we have a choice. That being the lesser of two evils. Food for thought.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs and reality (fixed link)

Hit the link below
Mike Rowe on Work and "Dirty Jobs."

Blatantly borrowed from "Talking to myself again." Maybe a bit long at 20 minutes but it is well worth it. Done on TED.com.
Funny as Hell.

In the Thousands. Thousands they say!

Got this from my friend Melissa. The top is of the Beck Rally on August 28. The lower is of yesterday's obama/commie/union rally.

Seems that the drive by, suck up to The Won Media and their enablers deemed that the turnout was at least, on par with the Restore Honor Rally.
There were  4000? buses loaded with all kinds of devoted supporters. Such as the SEIU, American Communist Party, The Progressive Democrats and the like.

There are other photos out there showing the aftermath. Garbage everywhere. Can't even clean up after themselves.

And the icing on the cake? Ed Schultz was a keynote speaker.
Yeah. Right. Or in this case......so very wrong.

But draw your own conclusions folks. I already know what mine is.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

I need a break

I caught a bit from our dearly not so esteemed Commander in Chief. It seems he was heard at a fund raiser or some other looney tunes get together.
It seems that it was this little tidbit.................................
"I could use a break and some Tuscan Sun or words to that effect." Hmmmmmm.
Wow! That is a good one. After how many vacations this past summer? I wonder what it would be like if he had to be back out in the real world. Trying to make a living in the dog eat dog world the rest of us are in?
And then the dog will have to travel on a separate aircraft.

New United/Continental paint job

The new hybrid scheme. I am sure that there is a graphic arts team somewhere working on a permanent one. I prefer the Continental tail over United.
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)