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


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oceanside, The Pictures

We do go do some things. A trip to Escondido to the Stone Brewing Company's place of business. The Son and Daughter in Law and I did that. Had lunch and took the tour. I do love that Arrogant Bastard Ale!!!!!!
But here a few are:
Daughter in Law's Tattoo

The other Tattoo

The Sis in Law on the Left. The Missus on the Right. Manicotti!!!

Yours Truly and The Eldest Son!

Bro in Law, Self, and the Son.

Daughter in Law, Diane, Son Pat and Yours Truly having  lunch at the Stone Brewing Company. That is an Arrogant Bastard in hand!

The Gargoyle

Diane having a bite of the Chocolate Cake!

Diane at the Brewery Garden

Our Tour Guide, Ken. Funny Guy!

Got a six of this at BevMo!

If you like hops, this is the stuff!

Going to El Cajon

South on the 805

The Missus' Alma Mater!

The hangout from the Wife's High School Days.

Little lizard in the back yard.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Did the pool, spa, beer and watched and listened to my brother in law's band, The Geez do some jamming. Son and Daughter in Law arrived yesterday. Went to BevMo!
Got a six pack of He' Brew Genesis Ale. Not bad. It even has a Hasidic cartoon character on the label!
BevMo! is your one stop adult beverage super market out here in So Cal, BTW.
Beach later today.
Pictures will be up when we get home as this is Hector's desk top machine this post is being written on.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Short vacation

Going to Oceanside for a long weekend.
Visit with the Sister in Law, Brother in Law, Niece and our Eldest Son and The Daughter in Law.
Pool. Beach. Spa. Beer. Rock and Roll.
Going to be thin with the blogging thing. Go figure!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

State & Local Michigan Bar Owners Bounce Lawmakers to Protest Smoking Ban

It opens with these two paragraphs------------

Some days, politicians could use a drink. But lawmakers in Michigan may soon find it harder to get one. 

Hundreds of bar owners in the Great Lakes State plan to deprive lawmakers of their hospitality by banning them from their establishments in protest of the state's smoking ban. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/25/michigan-bar-owners-to-blacklist-lawmakers-in-protest-smoking-ban/#ixzz1W6zbBXvt

Exile in Portales: Fault Identification

Exile in Portales: Fault Identification:
Gotta like this one from Buck!

Plan to keep your health plan? Don't count on it | Byron York | Politics | Washington Examiner

Plan to keep your health plan? Don't count on it | Byron York | Politics | Washington Examiner:
In case anyone was wondering, obama lied along with sibelius, pelosi, reid and the rest of that scum.
Kind of knew that ahead of time, given his past associations. Standard Operating Procedure.

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Milestone

Somewhere in the night or while I was at work today, ORPO got to 50,000 page views.
Wow! Who would have thought this was even possible? I know it isn't at the level of some of my fellows in this endeavour but it is a special thing for me.
In less than two years, at that!
Thanks to Jeff, Buck, Ann, kc, Joy and all the others!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Marshall: “You have not heard the last of me”

From the CFL site. My Saskatchewan Rough Riders are having a really bad year. 1 and 7. Yikes!

REGINA -- Eight games wasn't enough for Greg Marshall.

One day after being fired as the Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach, Marshall said Saturday he was disappointed he wasn't given the chance to turn around a dismal start to the season.

“I thought that if there were some bumps along the way that time would be given to fix what needed to be fixed,” he said.


Rule 5 Saturday Night: Girls With Guns

This was up at Maggie's Notebook!
I do like the sound of that........Girls with Guns!
And a sampling of what is in store for the visitors here.


Harper stirs controversy with military name change

This was up at the Washington Examiner.
Seems the lefties are a bit upset with the return to tradition.

Canadians were thrilled when Prince William and Kate traveled across the country on their first official trip as a married couple. They barely noticed when their pro-monarchy Conservative prime minister appointed Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, an honorary admiral on his 90th birthday.
But Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to restore the royal name to the Canadian armed forces and other recent moves to embrace the monarchy have raised hackles in this former British colony that has largely been indifferent to the fact that the queen remains the titular head of state.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/world/2011/08/harper-stirs-controversy-military-name-change-0#ixzz1VgW0UVK2

Aerial Refuelling: Tracking Boeing's Triumph

From Air Force Technology:

......Aerial refuelling capability has been an important component of modern air forces since the US Air Force's extensive use of the KC-135 Stratotanker during the Vietnam War......

Saturday, August 20, 2011

As if I am supposed to care?

I think not.
Got no use for D-1 at all in the major sports. Molly coddled crybabies. If they had adversity staring them down...........get a fresh diaper out!
And while we are at it.........I have issues with the NCAA and the out and out persecution of The University of North Dakota and the Fighting Sioux. What a bunch of worthless scumbags.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New blog at the Friends and Co Conspirators

Restore The Honour.
It was created to get the idiots in Ottawa to return the Canadian Forces their traditional and historic designation.
Got one of those pics in the previous post from the site.
God Save The Queen.

The Canadian Forces names: A mark of respect....UPDATE

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

The Conservative government's decision to restore the traditional designations of the Canadian Forces; the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a welcome move that recognizes a reality that has been long ignored by officialdom: The decades-long attempt to erase the historic designations, and unique identities, of the RCN, Canadian Army and RCAF was a failure.


Today Deb at Murphy and Other Stories had this post up
Alberta Girl. Family has a history in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Taking The Jewish Guillt Out of Disliking Obama..............by Dan Friedman

Short piece with an excellent link almost at the end.
This Jew did not vote for obama and will not next year. I can't stand him.
I last voted for a Democratic candidate for president in 1972 when I was eighteen and did not know any better.


From Stormbringer comes this. A day late but an excellent read!

ON THIS DAY in 480 BC, Leonidas reaches Thermopylae with 300 Spartans and 700 Allies.
.............Thermopylae is one of the most famous battles of the ancient world, of course; it took place in northern Greece during the Persian Wars. The Greek forces, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, managed to hold out for three days against the forces of Persian king Xerxes I, said to have numbered "one million" but probably closer to 200,000. Still, the feat of the Spartans was remarkable. Eventually Leonidas released the other Greek forces and a small Spartan contingent remained behind to resist the advance. The Greeks were only defeated after a traitor betrayed a route by which the Persians were able to outflank them. Leonidas and the remaining members of his original 300 Spartans were killed to the last man............

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Liberals Oppose New Winnipeg Team Logo

From Canada Free Press.
This one takes the cake. Along the lines of what is happening in Grand Forks ND with the UND Fighting Sioux.
Kind of makes one wonder about some folks, ya know. As one could guess, I like the logo. When I was in HS in Bow Island, Alberta from 68 to 71, I considered a career in the Canadian Armed Forces. Mom threw a fit and we moved back to the States.

Liberals Oppose New Winnipeg Team Logo

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Nobody Asked Me...: By Popular Request...

Nobody Asked Me...: By Popular Request...
First ya need a gun!

A fun little post from Old NFO at Nobody Asked Me.
The best and most bitchin flying killing machine around.

Michael Ramirez Political Cartoons 08/12/2011 - Investors.com

Michael Ramirez Political Cartoons 08/12/2011 - Investors.com

Michael Ramirez Cartoon
Nice one from Ramirez!
And oh so accurate!

Rule 5 Saturday Linkage TCOTS!

Another spell binding beauty from Bob Belvedere at The Camp Of The Saints.
Saturdays with Bob is something really special at times!
Rule 5 Saturday Sarah Shahi

U.S. Air Force Media Flight – Travis Air Force Base … PART I

This was on the Wordpress home page today.
This young lady has some really good stuff here.
A look at the inside of a KC-10 on a mission refueling the Thunderbirds and a few other items.

Link is right here:http://photosbyjas.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/u-s-air-force-media-flight-travis-air-force-base-part-i/
Passing Gas!
The Front Office.

Friday, August 12, 2011

NY Times: You Aren’t Buying CFLs Because You’re Stupid And Don’t Know Better

This was up at Pirate's Cove. Captain William Teach.
Intrusion into our daily lives, again and again and again and again.

On and off the field with the Houston Texan cheerleaders (65 Photos)

Another wonderful photo post at theBRIGADE!
Not an NFL fan but I do like them cheerleaders!!!!!!

11th Circuit Court strikes a blow for liberty and against ObamaCare

Courtesy of Sister Toldjah.
She had this most excellent post up concerning the 11th circuit ruling on the individual mandate in obamacare. The admin and the demcoms are very unhappy. And the topper? The opinion was written by a Clinton appointee! That has got to hurt!
The court in a 2-1 ruling (and in an opinion written by a Clinton appointee) declared the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional because it sets no limits to Congress’ reach:


Thursday, August 11, 2011


This is a link the fellas will like.
Sexy Spandex Volleyball Bottoms.
So, what's not to like?
Check it out...............or not.


Joe Wilson Was Right: Obamacare Funded Clinics Won’t Check Immigration Status Of Patients

We were lied to? Say it ain't so.
Oh wait a minute, the SNIC does nothing but lie and pontificate. Mostly lie.
Somewhere I read that he is a pathological liar. No argument from me on that one. Not at all.
Joe Wilson had him pegged that day. He should have never apologized, ever. Not to that worthless piece of cow flop we have filling the slot of the president.
When President Barack Obama stood before Congress and told them the taxpayer money funding ObamaCare would not be used to proved health care to illegal immigrants, Rep. Joe Wilson promptly shouted, “YOU LIE!”


Monday, August 08, 2011

Descriptive of the cinc changed

Further referred to as the SNIC.
You folks are smart, figger it out!

Word of Wisdom from Buck

He has a good one up at his place.
Worth the read.
A sample is provided. It should get you interested.

That would be me.  I seem to be unable to consolidate my excrement (he said, recycling an old military sayin') this morning and am just now beginning to make the blog-rounds.  In so doing I see Blog-Bud Dan noticed something that a lot of us on the right and proper side of the political divide have been seein' this weekend: the Left is beginning to whine, piss, and moan about Barry.  Publicly.  Loudly, too.  I dropped this comment at Dan's place a few minutes ago:
This buyer's remorse thing is contagious. I read a liberal whine and moan piece in the NYT this weekend that basically said Barry ain't got no passion and... on top of that... sucks at story telling. I kid thee not.

 The rest is at the link. Go. Read. Comment. Buck will like it.

Dem: US credit down because of military spending

Two words, Barney Frank.
That should give you an idea of what is in the link.
Barney Frank. Geez.
What is going to be his target in the Military Budget?
F-35? V-22? New ships? New Armor?
But this is from AP, so grains of salt are advised.

No Statement or Comment from Obama on U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade

From CNS News.
No profound words of wisdom from the Teleprompter.
Kerry and Axelrod immediately into the blame game.
Wow. Who would have thunk it?

Saturday, August 06, 2011

31 US Troops, 7 Afghans killed as insurgents down NATO chopper

KABUL, Afghanistan— ⁠Thirty-one American troops and seven Afghans died in the overnight downing of a U.S. helicopter, President Hamid Karzai's office said Saturday. The Taliban claimed to have shot down the craft. 
Up at Stormbringer. Sad News. And what will our left wing, insurgent loving media and administration do with this............? That is all for that part.
38 good men from the Armed Forces of two countries allied in a war with a seventh century culture of hate and misogyny for the good of the rest of the world.  

The New Tone

Got this one from Jeff. It is at Monster Hunter Nation. Gotta pay attention don't we?
Now can we question everything they say? Damn Right!
Linkage: http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/the-new-tone/

Need I say more? Nope, didn't think so.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Special Colour Jets of the German Air Force in 2008

From Airfighters.
I was just goofing off and there was this in the articles section.
Link and sample!
Good pics here from three years ago.

Tornado of FBW 31 "Boelcke"

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)