Sunday, April 22, 2012

Someone Stole the Blogger...............

While I was sleeping. 
I wish they wouldn't do stuff like that, changing everything around for no good reason.
I hope I don't have that awful Word Verification now.

Oh well. Just have to figure it out I guess.

Gratuitous Picture for a Sunday Afternoon- 
Swiped from Pissed.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Strange Signs and Wonders.............

Around the GrumpyUnk Command and Control Bunker lately.

Sunday afternoon I swear I saw a Ford Tri-Motor fly over. I was sitting out in the Garage when I heard this odd sounding airplane. I was a bit slow getting up and to my field glasses so I didn't get the best view, but it sure looked like this-

I don't think I've ever seen one of those fly before and I geeked out a bit. My Brother took a flight in one a few years ago. But I'm not jealous of the lucky bastard or anything like that.

Tuesday, the same thing happened. I got a up a little faster this time and darn if there weren't two B-25 Bombers up there!

I guess there must have been an Air Show somewhere over the weekend and I was fortunate to see a few fly by here.
Nice surprise.

More odd things continued yesterday with the appearance of a Coyote in the field across the road. Now I see them fairly often passing through, but this guy spent the better part of the day hunting mice or some other small critters.

He was bit far away for me to take a shot at him but I kept the rifle handy in case he got good and close.
I don't have a lot of faith in my shooting skills right now so he'd have to be close.

That's basically it. Oddities viewed from my garage perch.
Welcome to my boredom.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fer Crying Out Loud................

It's bad enough that I gotta be sick like I am, but damn. My Brother had a heart attack the other night and got a couple of stents to open him back up again.
This is the guy who never smoked, exercises all the time, ran a damn marathon a few years ago........ Eh, you get the picture.

He's home and doing ok. He sounded good on the phone this morning. Being laid up and restricted on his activity is gonna be hard on him.

Go give him some support-
Shop Teacher Bob

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Monday, April 09, 2012

Don't Tell Me God Doesn't Have ...................
A sense of Humor.

Seeing as I'm sorta stuck around here, I spend a lot of time sitting out in the garage just hanging out.

I put a bird feeder out and have been watching the different birds and generally just farting around.

A couple of days ago 4 big old Vultures showed up & have been flying around. Usually, that means something got hit on the road and their gonna do the cleanup.
Not these 4. They just hang out and stare at me from their perch on an old barn across the field from here.

I have to keep reminding them that I ain't dead yet. I think I hear them laughing once in awhile too.

You think God's just fooling with me for a laugh?
That's my take on it. Because it does make me laugh & laughter is good.

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Quick Update From the Compound.........

Doing pretty well overall here.
Have been covered up with family for the last week and that's an ok thing.

Working hard on getting enough nutritional intake to regain all the the weight I lost during the last hospitalization.
Surprisingly, that's harder than I thought.

Chemo side effects have been very minimal. That's a win.
Except I want to sleep all the time.
I nod off on people all the time. Oh well.

You all take care and enjoy your Easter.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Let's Hear it for Judge Hughes.................

He slapped Homeland Security nicely. To bad he just couldn't eliminate the whole nasty outfit!

From Powerline-
United States v. $35,131

There are a whole lot of good quotes. here's the first of many.......

"Judge Hughes spanked Homeland Security for tricking an American family into “evading” their duty to report how much cash they were taking out of the country. It contains some very choice words. My favorite quote: “In addition to overreaching the people whom they are to serve, three officers wasted one-half day watching four others embarrass themselves.”

Yep, to bad we can't just start getting rid of all these worthless Bastards.

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Good Technology...............

Is always welcome. Via Instapundit today-
First Bedside Genetic Test Could Prevent Heart Complications

"For some cardiac patients, recovery from a common heart procedure can be complicated by a single gene responsible for drug processing. The risk could be lowered with the first bedside genetic test of its kind. The test shows promise for quickly and easily identifying patients who need a different medication."

Interesting article. It's nice to see good news in the science sector and products that will help people.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Everyday There's a New Way Commie Obama Screws Us or Our Allies............

Doug Ross has the story and the links.

Powerline Blog is all over this here - The gathering storm, cont’d.
Read the links there, too. Highly informative and basically just raise more questions than answers for me.

You should read both the Doug Ross and the Powerline articles to really appreciate just how duplicitous these Slimy Bastards truly are -
"Four senior American diplomats -- most likely in the State Department -- as well as senior intelligence officers appear to have leaked a key military relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel."

And read what "Bill" had to say about this last Friday on the Mark Levin radio show.
Here's the start of his analysis-

"just want to comment on this revelation by the State Department regarding this Israel-Azerbaijan connection. A few years ago, I was writing an article and studying how Israel might go about attacking Iran with the assets we knew they had... "

I've said it before and I'm gonna keep on saying it, All of this crap is part of a deliberate plan to destroy this Nation and any of our Allies that they can destroy along the way to reducing the USA to 3rd World Status.

Honestly, I don't have the energy it takes to Hate these Commie Bastards anymore.

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You Decide How Wrong This is..................

From that place that used to be, "Great Briton".
Internet activity 'to be monitored' under new laws

"Under legislation expected in next month's Queen's Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the Government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website accessed in "real time", The Sunday Times reported.

A previous attempt to introduce a similar law was abandoned by the former Labour government in 2006 in the face of fierce opposition."

One can only hope that "Fierce Opposition" gets more Fierce. But seeing as it's a must have in the "Terrorism War", it'll most likely become law this time.

You do know that stuff like this gives, Cass Sunstein a Screaming Hard-On just thinking about how soon he can get laws like this passed here, right?

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This Sort of Thing Just Geeks Me out..............

Back on the move again after 70 years: A mighty Tiger 131 is put through its paces for anniversary challenge

"With its huge cannon and almost impenetrable armour, the German Tiger tank struck fear into the hearts of Allied troops.

Although more than 1,300 were produced during the Second World War, this is the only working example in existence.

Tiger 131 has been restored to its original war time specification after a two-year restoration project costing £80,000."

Yep, I love this sort of history stuff. Go read the article and enjoy.

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Sunday, April 01, 2012

I Like it When They Attempt to Makes Us Out to be Morons First................

Like in this article- Study: Trust in science among educated conservatives plunges

I love this part so much I highlighted it-
"Previous studies have shown that climate change, the widely-accepted theory that man-made carbon emissions are causing the world to grow warmer, is very unpopular among conservatives, and especially white conservative males. In 2008, half of all conservatives believed in climate change. By 2010, only a third did, compared to more than 70 percent of liberals, according to a Gallup poll."

You can read the whole thing and then laugh harder after reading this-
In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up.

"During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 "landmark" publications -- papers in top journals, from reputable labs -- for his team to reproduce. Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development.

Result: 47 of the 53 could not be replicated. He described his findings in a commentary piece published on Wednesday in the journal Nature."

Yeah, I had to highlight that part.


Other scientists worry that something less innocuous explains the lack of reproducibility.

Part way through his project to reproduce promising studies, Begley met for breakfast at a cancer conference with the lead scientist of one of the problematic studies.

"We went through the paper line by line, figure by figure," said Begley. "I explained that we re-did their experiment 50 times and never got their result. He said they'd done it six times and got this result once, but put it in the paper because it made the best story. It's very disillusioning."

Yep, and Conservatives are the Stupid ones..........
H/T to Ace of Spades

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