Friday, June 23, 2006

Busy Week ......
Spent the bulk of the week over at Mom's place. So much work to do, but Queen Buffness and I made a major dent in the projects that we had in mind for this week. That's a plus.

On the downside, the simple little part for the Big Blue Plastic Kawasaki, failed to show up. Damn! That means I won't be able to get to it till at least next Wednesday. More Damn!!

Oh well. When I called the dealer to see if it was in, it went like this:

ME- Is my part in?
Him- Which part was that?
ME- The circlip for the front of the Concours I ordered last Wednesday.
ME- Part #92033-1041
Him -
Me- So it's not here yet?
Him - Uh ............ It didn't come in today.
Me- You forgot to order it didn't you.
Him- No, I don't think so......

At this point I just resigned myself to another week of waiting. No sense getting all bent out of shape. He's an idiot and I just have to accept that. There are other part sources, but they take forever too. I'm gonna have to look into a new source in the future. Even if it means driving a little bit.

Oh well. I got a lot done in one area, but little done in many others. I'll be glad when we get all of Mom's shit squared away. I have enough trouble keeping up with the projects at my house.

"I see many things on the horizon"

Monday, June 19, 2006

On This Day in History ......

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed shortly after 8 p.m. in Sing-Sing Prison on June 19, 1953. Yep, makes me proud to be an Amurcan.

Informative site on the Rosenberg Trial

It does my cold heart good to know Commie Bastards like that "Rode the Lightning".

Now, if only we could get some of the Traitorous Sonsabitches like (insert Name Here)-> ___________________ Democrat, Media Member, Movie/TV Actor, Director, College Professor, Resident of San Francisco ...... Oh hell, you know who they are.

Think of it as a "Return to Traditional Values", when Commie Traitors were given the treatment they deserved.

That's all for today. I'm heading off to ManCamp with the Boys to do manly things.

Friday, June 16, 2006

One Small Clip Keeps the Kawasaki tied up........

Yep, Tied right the hell up to the joists.

My back has almost returned to the "as good as it ever gets" place, so I got going on the Big Blue Plastic Bike, yesterday.

Taking both wheels off at the same time to get the tires swapped, was an accident waiting to happen. You can see from the picture how a Genuine Hillbilly solves the stability problem.

Damn good thing I did too. I took the rear wheel off first and then got after the front. Whoa! Even with the jack under the front, centerstand down and the rear blocked solid, I was able to damn near tip her over while leaning into the bolts to loosen the front wheel.
Those dumbass looking straps kept her from ending up on her side.

Whew!! Luckily, Dogboy and I kept her from testing the structural integrity of the joists before anything bad happened. Raised the overall Pucker Factor exponentially for a minute there though.

Got the tires swapped and new bearings installed, front and rear. Unfortunately, a little $5 Circlip on the front broke. Shit!!!

Of course, that means a week waiting for it to get here. So there it sits for now.

I suppose I could compose a decent rant about why Kawasaki would sell this model bike, basically unchanged, FOR 20 FUCKIN' YEARS, BUT NOT A GOTT DAM DEALER KEEPS ANY FUCKIN' PARTS IN STOCK FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But that would be a lot more work than I'm up for, right now.

Damn. Between all of the bad weather, bad back, the brakes and now this shit, I've been missing a shitload of riding. Not to mention spending a fortune on gas driving the old "Redneck Valdez" Truck around.
Visitors ............
This guy was on the front door the other night when I came home.

These guys are all over the place. They're mean little bastids & they fight all the time. You can hear their beaks clicking together as they fight each other in flight.
Then.... BOOM! Gone. I'm not quick enough to get a picture of that shit. These little things make the RoadRunner look like a Piker when it comes to fast. They are pretty entertaining to me, but you probably have a life and that sorta shit ...... so. Yeah. Anyway, It's cool living out here in the country.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

More Good News on the health Front !!!!!

I told you the other day about THIS GOOD NEWS Well, Now there's more!

Once again, Beer is GOOD for you, Men! Hey and not just your wimpy 1 or 2 beers. Nooooooo.

17 beers a day keep prostate cancer away!!!!! That's right, Hoser. 17 Beers a Friggin' day!

I love this line - "The trouble is you'd theoretically have to drink about 17 beers a day for any potential benefit. And no one's advising that." NO ONE? Yeah right. They're just not asking the right people.

And a further benefit? PIZZA SCORES AGAIN!! - "He noted that lycopene, an ingredient in tomatoes, and thus also in tomato sauce, has previously been linked to prostate cancer prevention." That's two "Pizza fights Cancer" articles in a week.

Good Gott. Beer, Pizza and Coffee. ALL of them - Say it with me, Children - GOOD FOR YOU!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Funniest Thing I Forgot to Post .........

Take a minute and go listen to This Shit

No, really. Do it now. This is the funniest thing I've heard in awhile. You'll thank me later.

Here's a Good Example of Why I hate Lawyers ........

Foiled robber claims he's the victim

Moments after Buckman brandished a 9mm semiautomatic pistol to steal cash from AutoZone at 569 Lyell Ave., employees Eli Crespo and Jerry Vega beat him with a metal pipe and held him at bay with his own gun. Oh Yeah! These two guys got a raise I hope.

But Wait!!! - Now, however, Buckman is suing AutoZone and the two employees who walloped him, claiming they pursued him from the store, committed assault and battery and intentionally inflicted emotional distress. The emotional distress part is always bad. Getting whacked with a metal pipe and having your pistol taken from you is rough. Having to listen to these two make fun of his dumb ass while delivering a well deserved beating? Over the top.

This little Pissant was able (probably quite easily) to find a Bottom Feeding, Scum Bag to represent him in a lawsuit against the two heros of the Auto Zone. This Shitbag Lawyer - (yeah, I know that's redundant) thinks his client shouldn't have been pursued out of the store and gotten the ass whuppin' he did from Mr Crespo and Mr Vega. Excuse me a minute here while I laugh like a friggin' Hyena.

With any luck, lawyer Phillip R. Hurwitz, will receive a similar ass whuppin' for wasting the time and money of the court and taxpayers......... And just because he deserves it for being a douche.
Kim Tu Toit on the UN .....

OH Crap, He's on a roll today! I personally don't need any more reason to be sick of the UN. But if you do, or if you need a refresher ....... Go see what he's got to say today.
Lots of Big News on the Health Front !!!
Coffee May cut Our risk of cirrhosis.

"These data support the hypothesis that there is an ingredient in coffee that protects against cirrhosis, especially alcoholic cirrhosis," concluded the report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine."

"Even if coffee is protective, the primary approach to reduction of alcoholic cirrhosis is avoidance or cessation of heavy alcohol drinking," the researchers said. As they winked and nodded at each other and giggled. OK, I made that last part up. But everyone knows they have to warn all us Rubes out here to not extrapolate the data ourselves.

My Liver just Smiled at me, lit up a Camel and winked. This is good right? Right?

In other news - Eating pizza 'cuts cancer risk'
How cool is that? Pizza and Beer are good for you. If you don't mind dying of a heart attack.

Of course, one should keep in mind that these news items are reported by CNN and the BBC respectively. Both of which have a level of accuracy to their reporting that may cause you to reconsider buying a tavern that sells pizza. Just something to think about.

Monday, June 12, 2006

OH Baby, I Missed You .......
Back where she belongs. Brought her home and slapped the new tank on, just to see what it would look like. OH Yeah. I'm gonna like this.

I stuck one of the velocity stacks on too. Oh, Oh. Oh ...... I may need a few minutes alone here. Yep. That's cool.

Basically, It runs. It runs badly. The carb bodies are worn so bad it leaks enough air that it won't idle for shit. Gonna need carbs. These aren't the stock size either. Someone put oversize ones on it that compound the problem.

Oh well. These kinda hobbies are like that. I don't have a big problem with that. I knew going into this project it would be a long, expensive job. Hell, I'll own it till I croak anyway. Dogboy will get it when I kick off.

OK, just wanted to show y'all a couple of pics.
OH Yeah! I've got this neat idea for Female SUV drivers that are on the cell phone. Check this shit out.
Yep, A LAW ROCKET!! That ought to get there Gott Damn Attention.
I found this in a dumpster at Ft Bliss about 20 years ago. Surly's got one too. Great conversation starter.

Disclaimer: This is not a functional device. Don't get excited and call the FBI. I'd like to think that most folks would know that shit, but just in case some dumbass stumbles by here .....

OK, Gotta run.

Friday, June 09, 2006

I Ought to Feel Sorry For Him ..........
But I just can't do it.

I do have to admire him for his consistency. His hatred of Bush is stronger than his hatred for the man who cut his son's head off.

With a Friggin' Kitchen Knife.

Michael Berg on CNN - MICHAEL BERG: Well, my reaction is I'm sorry whenever any human being dies. Zarqawi is a human being. He has a family who are reacting just as my family reacted when Nick was killed, and I feel bad for that.

Ace has an interesting take - "Hey, all Zarqawi did was saw his son's head off, after all. Bush, on the other hand, challenged his worldview.

A man's got to have his priorities straight" There's more.

You'd think a father would be able to spare some of his hatred for the guy who killed his son. But I guess not.

He's been busy. And yes, I'd forgotten He's running for Congress.
Mr Berg on ABC - "Father of Beheaded Man Blames Bush, Not al-Zarqawi"

Whatever it takes to get elected, I guess.
Terrible Ted Interview .......

This is another late one. I lost the link to this Interview with Ted, but found it again this morning.

You gotta love 'em. It sounds like Ted enjoyed the hell out of himself, scaring the Limey reporter.

Like 'em. Love 'em. Hate 'em. Whatever. Ted's an entertaining guy. Well done piece overall, by a UK Libtard.
File This One Under - Happy Endings.....

Kim Links to a story from the Chicago Sun Times of a sad tale on how, not to, handle firearms.

Shortly before 10 p.m., a man six weeks out of prison entered the yard.
He pulled a 9-millimeter handgun on the women and, according to the River Forest police, "announced a robbery."
After robbing one of the women, he ordered them to strip and sexually assaulted two of them, police said.
The assailant fled when one of the victims fought back, setting off a chase that had a surreal ending:

I'm not gonna spoil the ending by telling you what happened.

This is a couple of days old, due to the Blogger outage. But Damn, I love this kinda shit.
Oh My Aching Back II ......

I broke down and went to the "ChiroKracker" yesterday. Things were just not getting much better.

I can tell the difference this morning. Better.

I guess I shouldn't have waited. DUH.

Seems that Blogger is back in order. I couldn't log on for the last 2 days. Not that I have anything profound to tell you.

Now that my back is getting better, maybe I can get my tires on today. That would be good.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June 6, 1944 ....

Never forget. D-Day.
Dude, Where's My Tread?????
It never fails to amaze me how quickly the tread wears on tires. It seems like, once it gets to the point where you say to yourself, "I better be getting some new tires", it just disappears in no time.

This is the current state of my rear tire. Not optimal by any standard.

I ordered tires long before they looked this bad. But it only took about 400-500 miles to go from "Hmm, better get some tires" to "Shit, those look like crap".

Needless to say, I haven't been riding on 'em much.

I've had the new tires sitting in the garage for 2 weeks now.

<---- Doesn't that look better? It'd look even better if it was mounted on the bike.

With my back so screwed up for the last week, I haven't been able to pull the rims off and get the tires swapped out and balanced.

Of course, I haven't been able to ride either. I still can barely turn my head from side to side and the thought of hitting any bumps? ......... Uh, no thanks.

I'm getting better everyday, so hopefully, Thursday or Friday I can get the new skins swapped.

I'd ride it to work Saturday, except some Whiny Prick has decided I shouldn't be able to continue to park where I've been parking for the last 2 years.

Gott Damn Shitheels! I've been parking out under a canopy, close to the building. It stays dry (I ride when the weather isn't optimal) and it's a bit more secure. That's the big thing. The parking lot is open and the local Shitbirds walk through it all the time.
Oh yeah, There is ziltch security out there. None.
Sorry, I've had people screw around with my bike far to many times over the years to willingly leave it out there at the mercy of the Zombies.

So, I will now drive The Redneck Valdez to work. I can leak oil all over the lot and use up space that someone else could use. Not to mention the fact that the Valdez uses enough gas in 1 trip to fuel the bike for a week. Mother Ghia weeps at the waste of her precious resources and I'm sure God kills a Kitten everytime we waste dinosaur bones.

Oh well. No, I'm not gonna ride it and put a cover on it. That's still not secure and a cover just makes the Zombies curious. Bitches.