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


Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Road

At the Motel 6 in Santa Rosa

Out of Santa Rosa going toward Clines Corner, Moriarty and ABQ

The snow begins!
Starting to get interesting!

And it gets heavier

There was an accident ahead

The Red Rocks East of Gallup
This evening in Gallup
It was an interesting day to say the least. It is about 260 miles. It took us close to six and one half hours. It began between Santa Rosa and Moriarty. Then the pass over into Albuquerque. Good going till around Acoma and Sky City. Then it got really nasty!

Commentary: Have we become a nation of whiners and wimps? | McClatchy

Commentary: Have we become a nation of whiners and wimps? | McClatchy

From McClatchy.
Interesting read.
I know a lot of union hack aircraft workers back in Wichita that fit this to a tee!

From Chrissie at PC Free Zone

Theodore's World(Chrissie) links Gunny Ermey on the Current Administration

Chrissie had this up this morning. Good one.
R. Lee Ermey is a national treasure.
This is the rant for a while.

Santa Rosa

Did the first RON here on the way back to California.
At present I-40 Westbound is closed at Gallup. All the way to West of Ash Fork. Going to be a short day.
Winter along I-40! Got to love it!
I have till Sunday AM to turn the trailer in. And it is in Cal City! Yeah! We may spend part of Saturday on the road and unload into the garage on arrival.
There is better than a foot in Flagstaff with the snow level at 3000 feet elevation.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Obscure Plane Pr0n

Hot Rod Crusader!

Takes you to the article about the airplane that could fly rings around the F-4 Phantom II.
Wicked airplane!

Christmas from Apollo Eight

You tube of Apollo Eight Christmas Day of 1968
Where were you?
I was living in Southern Alberta at the age of fourteen.
It was a bitter cold winter there.

Christmas Pictures

Trenton, Piper, Bailee and Shay

Doug being busy

The four

Shay and the Puppy

Piper amongst it


Group again



Shay finally smiled

Grammy and Shay

Doug, tough day

My daughter took this one

Just a sampling of the 157 pictures that were on the Kodak this morning!

Merry Christmas

To all of you who frequent these pages
A Merry Christmas to All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Theo Spark-Killing Our Enemies On Christmas Day Since 1776

Another good one from Theo Spark. The place is The Last of The Few.

Killing Our Enemies On Christmas Day Since 1776

Subject:: Man Jokes

Subject: Man Jokes


How do you turn a fox into an elephant?

Marry It!

What is the difference between a battery and a woman?

A battery has a positive side.

What are the three fastest means of communication?

1) Television
2) Telephone
3) Telawoman
What should you give a woman who has everything?

A man to show her how to work it.

Why is the space between a woman's breasts and her hips called a waist?

Because you could easily fit another pair of tits in there.

How do you make 5 pounds of fat look good?

Put a nipple on it.

Why do women rub their eyes when they wake up?

Because they don't have balls to scratch.

Why did God create woman ?

To carry semen from the bedroom to the toilet.

Why do women fake orgasms ?

Because they think men care.

What do you say to a woman with 2 black eyes?

Nothing, she's been told twice already.

If your wife keeps coming out of the kitchen to nag at you, what have you
done wrong?
Made her chain too long

How many men does it take to open a beer?

None. It should be opened when she brings it.

Why is a Laundromat a really bad place to pick up a woman?

Because a woman who can't even afford a washing machine will probably never be able to support you.

Why do women have smaller feet than men?
It's one of those 'evolutionary things' that allows them to stand closer
to the kitchen sink.

How do you know when a woman is about to say something smart?

When she starts a sentence with 'A man once told me...'

How do you fix a woman's watch?

You don't. There is a clock on the oven.

Why do men pass gas more than women?

Because women can't shut up long enough to build up the required pressure.

If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the

front door, who do you let in first?

The dog, of course. He'll shut up once you let him in.

What's worse than a Male Chauvinist Pig?

A woman who won't do what she's told

I married a Miss Right.

I just didn't know her first name was Always.

Scientists have discovered a food that diminishes a woman's sex drive by


It's called a Wedding Cake.

Why do men die before their wives?

They want to.

Women will never be equal to men..

until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

Send this to a few good men who need a laugh and to the select few women
who can handle the truth

Exile in Portales: "Worth Passing On"

Exile in Portales: "Worth Passing On"
From Buck. He got it from a friend.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I feel like screwing with obama

I would buy a ticket to see this!

Dear Mister President
Golf Foxtrot Yankee

For all you liberal scum including the CinC!
I simply could not resist it.
I have no use for any of you and YOUR President.


Gianna Catherine Kay

Piper Olivia

The two youngest grand daughters in Wichita.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Facebook Boo Boo

For the slugs at Facebook. Go pound sand up your sorry loser asses.
I do believe I may bail. Thinking about it.
As for your faggy founder being The Time Person of The Year. Who did he blow for that?
Go. Fuck. Yourselves.

Courtesy of Wizbag: How Democrats gave up on religious voters

TNR - How Democrats gave up on religious voters
From Wizbang.
Read it and make your own decisions. But it seems to me that people of faith are being actively shunned by the left.
And we know that the left media is outright vile and disgusting in treatment of the religious in this country, specifically Christians.
I am a Jew and I find such behaviour reprehensible.

Green Light From Lex on Current Events

Green Light

In this season of giving. From Captain Lex.
He is so much more eloquent than I could ever hope to be.

Exile in Portales: Heh

Funny one at Buck's Place!
Gunny Ermey is now doing the political toons!!!!!!!

Right Wing News

Right Wing News

Obama and the Unions.
Warner Todd Houston.
Make your own decision.

New link

Janine Turner.
Conservative Right.
And I must say, drop dead Gorgeous!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Congress Approves Private Bill To Help Illegal Immigrant | Judicial Watch

Congress Approves Private Bill To Help Illegal Immigrant | Judicial Watch

The above link should cause you to be almost ill. I got it from a face book friend.
If it were my congressman, I would be starting the petition to recall and then try as a traitor.
But that is just me.

FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Internet - FoxNews.com

FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Internet - FoxNews.com
The Camel Jockey in Chief and his many thieves. All that is missing is the turban and the funny shoes.
Yes I said Camel Jockey in Chief. Want me to use the other term? The Sand ______ one?
The head of the FCC is one of the communist sacks of Shit that the Boy Sultan has foisted upon us.
Fucking Traitors.

Ducks at Bruins - 12/20/2010 - NHL.com - Recap

Hiller stopped 45 of 45. Could be getting hot?

Ducks at Bruins - 12/20/2010 - NHL.com - Recap

Monday, December 20, 2010

Made it

We arrived Sunday at about 1730. It was a relaxed trip.
Two little girls were happy when we showed up. I spent the morning with Bailee and Piper.
Breakfast at Spangle's and some finish up shopping for Grandma. Lunch at Subway.
I'm Grandpa, spoiling is my job.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Got here about sunset. Leaving later this AM. Be in Wichita this afternoon. No more interstate, just US 54. Dalhart, Stratford, Guymon, Liberal, Greensburg, Bucklin, Pratt, Kingman and into the Air Capital.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winslow, Arizona

Got Dark and Cold.
Stopped in Flagstaff to pick up a book at Barnes and Noble by NAU.
We have a decent weather forecast for the remainder of the trip. Gas is on the average of thirty to forty cents less per gallon than Kalifornistan! The Love's and Pilot at Parker AZ exit 9 regular was 2.69 a gallon. Later this AM the one station here in Winslow is 2.64.
And we are not "standin' on a corner" Motel Six.

Jerry Brown’s Reality Bites or California gets Screwed!

Jerry Brown’s Reality Bites | Right Wing News

Moonbeam. Sure confirmation of why we use that term to describe the former and future governor.
Still feeling the effects of those hallucinogens from back in the sixties.
The man is owned by the public service unions. Can't even go to the can with out their OK.
The liberals are in the majority and they won't realize the damage done until it is absolutely impossible to fix.
Third World Cesspool here we come.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Kind of puts things in perspective, ya think?
From the Mind of The Stormbringer!
Reminds me of  some guys I went to school with. Or a post game interview in the NBA and NFL.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Light Blogging!

The Missus ORPO and I are going to be loading up the Titan tonight. Including some Packer totes with Christmas gifts for Grandchildren. And luggage. Then tomorrow morning we are heading east to Wichita. I will be hauling the laptop but things will be thin probably. The Camera is going so I hope to have pictures from time to time.
So I will see ya'll somewhere down the road.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010



The above link is to a rather funny post. Three Beers Later is a blog that should be on your blogroll.
I try and read it every day.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sort of related to the previous post

From January of this year. 180 degrees from the previous post. This was a direct result of the fallout after tailhook. For the old warhorses who read this know what that was.
Serves to say that the Navy has never been the same since.
And there were other things from long ago as it were. The Hospital Ship Sanctuary had severe issues with fraternization and the Samuel L. Gompers to a certain degree.
But when I saw this last winter, well..............................yeah. And Captain Graf's younger sister is a Rear Admiral(LH). Lower Half OK? That is a BGEN in the other Forces. One star.
If the reader gets the idea that I am of a certain opinion, then so be it. When I went in the Navy, the women were still called WAVES.
It is by and large a generational difference. But being reared by a Dad who was in the M1, M14 and then the M16 Army, would you expect anything else.
Sort of like the young Navy LT Hornet Pilot on USS Nimitz in the PBS series Carrier. Upset that her stateroom was on the 03 level. This is directly under the flight deck. Noisy. Really Noisy. And understand that on a carrier, catapult launches and arrested landings can be heard on the mess decks, HMMMMMMMMMMM?

Link: Cruiser CO relieved for ‘cruelty’ - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

Sunday, December 12, 2010

From xbradtc: Women in Combat | Bring the heat, Bring the Stupid

xbradtc has an excellent post on the subject.
I invite you to read it...............completely, then make up your mind.
As an old school sea dog, one should realize what my take is on the subject.
And having been retired for over seventeen years, the coed thing was brand spanking new then.
All I have to go on is my brother in law's experiences on Nimitz in 1994 during it's first coed deployment.
Then the Carl Vinson on a deployment around '01-'02 with pregnancy issues. And for those who want more on the subject follow this link to Commander Salamander.

This is the link for the post by xbradtc

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Borrowed From Lex

LOBAR « Neptunus Lex

The young lady reporter gets two traps and a couple of shots!
In a Black Lions Super Hornet.
I got two shots in C-1A Traders. P&W R-1820s. The airplane slowed down when the bridle let go. One on The Good Ship Independence and one on The Good Ship Lexington.
I got a trap in Miss Piggy Number Two aboard The Good Ship Kitty Hawk.
Watch. Enjoy.

Latest Air Refueling Tanker News, I guess.

Seems that EADS is going ahead with plans to build an assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Both for the KC-45A if it wins the competition, again and for the A330-200 Freighter. It seems that EADS and Airbus are committing to the production of the 330 freighter in Mobile.
Link is to the Aero-News article.
EADS/Airbus building facility in Alabama

From This Ain't Hell: Bea Arthur was a Marine!?

Bea Arthur was a Marine.
From a top Mil Blog. They link to the Smoking Gun post. But it even has a picture from then.
Maude......A Marine.

A funny one from Dragon Lady! Number Two I think

December News with a funny picture!
The above link will take you to the post. Dragon Lady has some good stuff. Go. Read. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Steeljaw Scribe - Close Air Support Aircraft Find Renewed Interest

Steeljaw Scribe - Close Air Support Aircraft Find Renewed Interest
Interesting post at the Scribe.
Wonder how the rest of you that have done time in the Air Force, Navy/Marine Air and Army Aviation think about the subject.
Sometimes the high tech, whiz bang may not be the best solution. Otherwise the A-10 would be in museums and on poles.

United 777 to New UNITED Continental Colors

This is really neat!

Plane Pr0n again, part ? What is it?

Perhaps the tailcode and emblem may help. Maybe not.

Ten Lessons that Illegal Aliens Can Teach American Citizens

Courtesy of Jeff. He got it from John Lillpop

Ten Lessons that Illegal Aliens Can Teach American Citizens

By John W. Lillpop

With the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform in the news again, it is worth noting that the 12-4John W. Lillpop0 million illegal aliens currently squatting in America have several valuable lessons that American citizens would do well to learn.

The Top Ten Lessons that Illegal Aliens Can Teach American Citizens:

1. “Undocumented” and “Illegal Alien” Are Old-School Terms, Meant to Demean Brown People Who Speak Spanish. “Newly Arrived Refugees” Is the Preferred Liberal-Speak Designation;

2. Enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws Is, According to Nancy Pelosi, Both un-American and Immoral;

3. With Respect to Latinos Migrating North,
America’s Borders Are Arbitrary and non-binding;

4. La Raza Is the Spanish Term for Race-Neutral;

5. Paying Income Taxes Without Provocation Is Reckless and Irresponsible. Best to Wait for a Great Offer from Democrats Running for Office;

6. One Can Choose to Vote Democratic, or To Not Vote At All. There Are No Other Options.

7. Learning to Read and Write English Is Entirely Optional, Based Solely on the Needs and Desires of the Alien.

8. U.S. Citizenship Is Not Required to Vote.

9. Massive Street Marches to Demand Citizenship Are Protected Free Speech When Carried Out By Illegal Aliens; Whereas, Counter Marches by U.S. Citizens Are Racist and Extreme Acts That Should Be Shut-down by Government;

10. Illegal Aliens Are Entitled to Free Education, Health Care, Food, and Housing As Just Compensation for Living in the Very Racist and Bigoted America.

Brought to American citizens by the Democrat Party! 

John W. Lillpop: San Jose, California

Friday, December 03, 2010

A bit from Buck


Go. Read. Watch teh Won make an ass of himself. You know, something he does every day!
And yes, as Buck says, we salute the office, not the man. Sorry. Retired. Don't have to anymore.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

From Fredd.

Check this one out. Fredd makes a rather strong statement. And I have to say, a very good one.
But I have always considered Teh Won to be a weak bastard myself.
Fredd Spews is the Place
Go. Read it.
As always, make your own conclusions.

Wikileaks bottom line

Wikileaks bottom line

Got this from Cold Fury. Read it. It is short.
Make your own decision. As for me.................the little fucker needs to be dropped through a trap door with a rope around his neck.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

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)