Thursday, January 30, 2014
The man almost had his arm blown clear off by a shotgun and had to have his shoulder rebuilt and can't work.
The government has confirmed his disability but hasn't coughed up a dime yet and he and his wife are facing eviction and several other past due bills.
Some need to be paid ASAP, others can wait.
Steve over at The Voices In My Head is a hell of a nice guy and could really use our help.
I know everyone has bills to pay and money is tight.
My own rent is due again in a couple of days but I am going to kick in a little because it's the right thing to do.
That's all we need to do, all of us in this community, kick in a little.
If you can afford it, go large by all means, we are talking serious need here.
He has ad space for rent if you have a business too.
Click on the link to his blog and you will find the link to Go Fund Me app in the upper right corner.
Then dig in your back pocket.
Time is of the essence here.
This guy, my old buddy Mayberry.
Can I just say, welcome back, pal.
You have been missed.
Yes, he is back after he notice his old site, Keep It Simple Survival, went past one meeelion hits while he was screwing the pooch.
There were other gigs while he was ignoring his baby but people just kept coming back and after he shut down the last gig, he decided maybe it was time to pour some gas down the carb and hit it with some jumper cables.
Whatta ya know, it fired right back up!
If you have never had the pleasure of reading some of his stuff,or have never heard of him , you need to make yourself acquainted. If you Blog, put him on your blogroll.
The dude is passionate and I do believe he has finally figured out he isn't in the fertilizer business so he won't be taking any more shit, thank you very much.
Now git on over there!
Tell him Busted sent ya.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The NFG (New Fucking Guy) is Michael S. Rogers, a lot younger than Alexander yet has 30 years in the Navy behind him.
According to the article I am going to snip from here in a second, he is a sharp guy and has a more conservative outlook on collecting data than Alexander has.
That would be a welcome change in my book.
By Ken Dilanian
January 27, 2014, 8:11 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Navy cryptologist Michael S. Rogers is President Obama's top choice to take over the embattled National Security Agency — which conducts electronic surveillance operations worldwide — and the Pentagon's cyber warfare command, officials say.
Rogers' experience includes 30 years in the Navy, where he rose to vice admiral and managed the intelligence portfolio for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Currently, he runs the Navy's cyber warfare arm.
Obviously a career Navy man, he is the same age I am at 54.
If he is nominated he still has to be confirmed by the Senate but I can't see any of those spineless bastards having a problem with this guy though.
Former colleagues praise Rogers' experience and judgment, and say he is suited for such a sensitive position.
"Mike was a class act — professional, dedicated, cheerful even under enormous pressure, wicked smart," John Nagl, a former Army counter-insurgency expert who knew Rogers when they both worked for the Joint Chiefs, wrote in an email. "I can think of no one I trust more implicitly to make the important calls about balancing privacy and national security that if confirmed he will make many times a day."
Richard "Dickie" George, the former technical director of the NSA's information assurance directorate, called Rogers "probably the best guy that we know of to take over that job."
"He's not an Alexander, but maybe that's good at this point in time," he added. "Alexander was trying to push the envelope as far as he could, but Rogers is much more conservative."
Alexander, who has led the NSA since 2005 and is the agency's longest-serving director, made no apologies for using the NSA's vast eavesdropping powers to collect everything possible within the law, both at home and abroad. Rogers is expected to give more weight to threats to privacy, risk of exposure and perceptions abroad.
There is more at the link here.
Monday, January 27, 2014
I can see the concerns and don't think every swinging dick should do this but, DAYUM, this is cool!
By Cammy Clark
BIG PINE KEY -- Near the National Key Deer Refuge in the Lower Keys, on a sleepy street called Mango Lane, retired sheriff’s deputy Huey Gordon checked the waterway behind neighbor Doug Varrieur’s home for boat traffic.
“All clear?” asked Varrieur, an author of diet cookbooks and owner of rental properties.
“Yes, sir, you are,” Gordon said.
To which Varrieur replied: “The range is hot.”
He put on earmuffs and, within a few seconds, the peace of the residential neighborhood was replaced with the burst of small-caliber gunfire. Varrieur fired seven shots that traveled 21 feet to a target that had three cans inside a box and a picture of a zombie holding a screaming woman.
“All right, one dead can,” said Varrieur, 57.
It has been a month since the friends first fired their guns in this makeshift shooting area — surrounded by a chain-link fence, a shiny RV and the canal. The shots sent shockwaves through the neighborhood.
It became even scarier once the neighbors learned that on Varrieur’s side was a state law on the books since 1987. Varrieur said most gun owners like himself had just assumed they couldn’t shoot in residential neighborhoods.
Read the rest of this very interesting article here.
H/T to FARK for the link.
A Hood to them is a convertible top and the trunk is called the Boot.
Having owned one of their miserable excuses for an automobile for a couple of decades now, I have had to learn this terminology while hunting for parts and mechanical guidance.
A wrench is a Spanner and learning their various other unique identifiers can be like learning a new language except they are both supposed to be English!
Call it what ya want, I'd like to meet this over an oil leaking A Series British four banger any day.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Shit happens, I go through this every so often before something ends up pissing me the fuck off and I have to vent.
I'm sure it won't take long.
As a matter of fact a certain State of the Disunion speech tomorrow night oughtta be just the ticket.
There is no end of shit going on, it's just that my Give A Fuck is on the fritz again.
One never knows when it will suddenly spike though so don't run off just because I've got the blahs.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
These folks are putting it all on the line.
Their freedoms and their lives, all of it. They are facing years in prison, torture and government sanctioned lethal force.
I'm thinking some politicians in this country had better sit up and take notice as to just how pissed off these people are, they are dead serious.
They are rioting over there over some of the same tyrannical laws that have recently been passed in this country.
Things like making it a felony to protest around politicians ring a bell? Free speech zones maybe?
This bears watching closely because it is very possible that this country could be in the same situation in the not too distant future.
I wish them the best of luck.
If you want to watch live coverage as it unfolds, Sam Kerodin has a Live Feed up from behind the barriers.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Not only am I sick of hearing of this spoiled little asshole, I'm sure there are plenty of other people that feel the same way.
(CNN) -- Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing early Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.
"What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?" Bieber asked the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., according to the arrest report.
Bieber, 19, was released from a Miami jail an hour after he made a brief appearance through a video link before a Miami judge, who set a "standard" $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon.
He strutted out of the jail dressed in black, with a baggy hoodie covering his head. His pants appeared to be baggy leather. Bieber briefly sat on top of a black Cadillac Escalade, where he waved to screaming fans, before he was chauffeured away.
At the bail hearing, the singer, dressed in an orange jail uniform, stood silently with his lips sometimes pursed as attorney Roy Black represented him in the hearing earlier.
Black told Judge Joseph Farina that he had been retained by Bieber's manager. He said his partner had been denied access to Bieber in jail before the hearing.
Bieber was booked into a Miami jail after failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told reporters Thursday.
Bieber "made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication," Martinez said.
A Miami Beach officer saw Bieber driving a yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red Ferrari in a residential area of Miami Beach, Martinez said. The cars were speeding at about 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, he said.
He's damn lucky they didn't kick his privileged little ass for this next bit;
The officer pulled Bieber's car over, but the singer was "was not cooperating with the officer's instructions," Martinez said.
"At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him," he said.
He allegedly ignored a police officer's request to keep his hands on the car while he did "a cursory patdown for weapons," the report said.
"I ain't got no f***ing weapons," the arresting officer quoted Bieber as saying. "Why do you have to search me? What the f*** is this about?"
The arrest report describes Bieber as having a "flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath."
Bieber failed a field sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told CNN.
Anyone else would be sucking air through the gap where his front teeth used to be.
This oughtta keep the mouthy little shit occupied for a while.
Maybe he can call Lindsey Lohan for some advice.
A ghost ship crewed only by CANNIBAL rats is feared to be heading for Britain.
The hulk of cruise ship Lyubov Orlova has been adrift in the North Atlantic for the past year after being cut loose off the coast of Canada.
But now coastguards are reportedly worried the recent storms may have driven her thousands of miles towards our own coastline.
The 300ft vessel, built 40 years ago in the Soviet Union, has nothing aboard but packs of disease-ridden rodents who are forced to prey on one another to survive.
Her current position is unknown despite several high-level searches.
Last year satellites picked up an unidentified blip off Scotland large enough to be the ship — but search planes found nothing.
As well as the authorities, salvage hunters — after the 4,250-ton vessel's £600,000 value as scrap — are scouring the seas for any trace of her.
You will soon be able to buy a BRAND NEW body for any of them.
"With the 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe body shell, you can literally build a classic-looking hot rod, ordering Ford restoration parts right from your computer, and avoid visiting a wrecking yard. The coupe body shell joins our growing list of ready-to-build stamped steel body shells, including the classic 1965-70 Mustangs and 1940 Ford Coupe."
I know the old Bronco's are harder than hell to find anymore and one in good condition will set you back some serious money.
All of these are hard to find that haven't already been snatched up.
Since these are bodies only, a serious fabricator could stick one on any frame with similar dimensions of your choice and after that the only limits are your imagination and the amount of disposable income you have to throw at it.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Read the rest, this is just the tip of the iceberg with this guy!
This is an embeddable article.
Prosecutors declined to charge an Ohio State Patrol trooper with a history of domestic violence who admitted to a sexual encounter with a boy. State trooper Ricky Vitte Jr. told his wife that he had watched a pornographic video and masturbated with…
Lake City police say 43-year-old Anthony Sheppard was at the park with family and friends as part of the Martin Luther King Day festivities. At about 6 p.m., his wife, Ruby Sheppard, drove into the west parking lot of the park off of N.E. Denver street in a 2004 Cadillac. Upon seeing her husband, witnesses reported she attempted to run him over with the vehicle, subsequently pinning him between two vehicles.
Police say Ruby Sheppard got out of her vehicle and began an argument as he was getting out from between the two vehicles. After a brief argument, she ran back to her vehicle and retrieved a semi-automatic handgun from the glove compartment. The victim and witnesses reported to investigating officers that Ruby Sheppard began hit her husband with the handle of the gun.
According to authorities, during the struggle, when their 21-year-old son, Anthony Sheppard Jr., attempted to separate them, his mother pointed the gun at him. Police say her husband pushed him out of the way as she pulled the trigger and the Anthony Sheppard Sr. was shot one time in the upper left thigh.
He was taken to Shands at Lake Shore Hospital by his family with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say Ruby Sheppard drove away. As of midday Tuesday, she was still at large. Officers say she is wanted on charges attempted murder and aggravated assault and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Stop and take a minute and remember all the financial horror stories you have heard about in the last five years.
Greece, Spain, Ireland, the entire European Union, the record number of forclosures,the record number of people on food stamps,the record number of people who can't find a job, The TARP bailouts, The rigging of the LIBOR rate,the refusal by the Obama administration to prosecute Wall Street criminals, Too Big To Fail, all of it.
Remember that shit?
Now get a load of this new statistic;
Worldwide economic inequality is looking rather bleak these days, according to a new report by relief organization Oxfam.
Oxfam's "Working For The Few" report looked at Credit Suisse's "Global Wealth Report 2013" and Forbes' list of the world's billionaires from 2013 to conclude that 1 percent of the global population controls half of the world's wealth.
The report also found that the world's 85 richest people own the same amount as the bottom half of the entire global population.
This didn't happen by accident.
Do you fucking get it yet?!
Monday, January 20, 2014
I just get over being sick and get slammed again with something else.
Me and another guy I work with both have some kind of crud.
More than likely the shit our supervisor had the last two weeks.
This other guy has it worse than me, I can tell just by looking at the poor fucker.
I feel like crap and seeings this is about the time I go web surfing for things to post it looks like I may be heading to bed shortly instead.
Just when my page views had been picking up too.
I went six days straight with over 900 hits a day.
I know, nothing for some people to get excited about (Fucking Kenny) but I was quite tickled.
Hopefully this won't hang around and I hope to get to sleep early enough to be able to get up a lot earlier than I normally do.
My sleep schedule is very strange compared to most folks.
Until tomorrow then, I do really appreciate ya takin' the time to stop by.
This headline sounds about what I would expect to hear these days, it is the percentiles in the categories below that are jaw dropping.
Trust in governments fell, making them the world’s least-trusted institutions for a third year, according to a survey published before policy makers and executives gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Faith in governments fell to 44 percent from 48 percent in 2013, according to the 2014 Trust Barometer survey published by Edelman, a public-relations firm. Trust in business held steady at about 58 percent, bringing its lead over government to the widest in the 14 years the poll has been taken.
That is still just under half of those surveyed who trust their government.
This is getting closer;
Governments are struggling to maintain public trust amid the disclosure of U.S. spy programs by former contractor Edward Snowden and record unemployment in Europe. Confidence in government in the U.S. plummeted 16 points to 37 percent, Edelman said.
That is still over one third of those surveyed who hear a giant sucking sound wherever they go.
One third of these people still trust this government after all the spying, lying and theft that has gone on over the last five years.
It is amazing to me that there are that many idiots in this country.
It's no wonder those Nigerien Princes keep trying.
They must have some successes.
These next figures are where my reality clashes head on with those surveyed.
Trust in CEOs is at 43 percent, above the 36 percent score for government officials, according to the survey. Confidence in the media slipped 5 percentage points to 52 percent.
Banks and financial services were the least-trusted industries for the fourth year, scoring 51 percent, up 1 point from 2013, the survey shows. Technology companies topped the ranking again at 79 percent, up two percentage points from the previous year.
Edelman polled 6,000 individuals in 27 countries with a college education and with household income in the top quartile for their age and country. The ages of those surveyed ranged from 24 to 65.
52% trust the media?!
51% trust the banking and financial sector?!!
Who are these people and do they not pay attention to the crooked media that they just said they trusted?
You have to be a special kind of stupid to fall into all three categories who basically trust everything and everyone.
In the first place, the media is the official propaganda service of a lying government and BOTH of those are covering for the banking and financial services industry who are and have been, absolutely pillaging this country.
If you can't see that with your own eyes then you need to just put your head back down and go back to grazing contentedly.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Unfortunately, I was born in Oakland California wayyyyy the fuck back in 1960, the same year that the Raiders came into the NFL.
Being a true blood Raiders fan, the past ten or so years has made me the recipient of too many disparaging comments to count.
Fuck 'em all.
I will be a Raiders fan until either there are no Oakland Raiders or I kick the bucket.
Yes, I know they were in LA for a while.
That was .... embarassing.
My wife and her brat kid are both huge Seattle fans and sit here day after day rattling stats and records off.
The kid is also quite the little asshole and rubs the Raiders in my face daily.
So while part of me would like to see Seattle suck major donkey dick today, I still have to stay true to my Bay Area roots and say
FUCK THE NINERS!
The internet has been off for two hours now, it is up for a minute and I am going to post this and go to work.
I have his ass beat and have one of my own coming up but I am keeping my mouth shut. I am old already.
If ya have a couple of extra Shekels rubbing together in your pocket feel free to drop 'em in his kitty. He's had a pretty rough year and money has been real tight.
I sent him enough to get a six pack of the good beer and told him to have one for me.
At least he can catch a buzz on his birthday.
If I had a bunch of AARP applications and his address I'd send him enough to give his postman a hernia just for fun.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
I'm going to leave you with a couple of my personal bits of wisdom.
Remember, if ya can't be good, stay sanitary.
I used to tell my kids that one.
Excuse me but I'm busy, I have things to do and people to screw.
My personal motto.
I do have things to do, I don't know just how much screwing is going to be involved though.
When in doubt, GAS IT!!
Got that one from my Dad.
I hope y'all have a nice day today, I am off to the lumber yard for a couple of boards for a little project I have been wanting to get done.
In the mean time,
Thanks fer stopping by.
Oh, and Boobs.
As I recall, Utah still uses the Firing Squad for death penalty executions.
With the European drug companies deciding they don't want US executions using their products anymore and the latest execution that used alternative drugs in Ohio having people wringing their hands about cruel and unusual punishment because a convicted killer took 25 minutes to die and made "gasping noises" instead of just becoming unconscious and losing control of his body functions like a good boy,
Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin (R) is proposing legislation that would allow death row inmates to choose a firing squad as their means of execution.
States have been struggling to acquire the drugs required to perform lethal injections in a manner that is neither “cruel” nor “unusual.”
Missouri has executed two inmates in recent months using pentobarbital, but the drug comes from a compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma that isn’t licensed to do business in Missouri. Also, because the injectable form of pentobarbital is licensed to Lundbeck, the manufacturing of it by a compounding pharmacy violates the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations against producing “copycat” versions of FDA-approved drugs.
One solution is to return to firing squads, which are a constitutionally approved means of execution. They are also, as an advocate of a similar bill in Wyoming notes, “one of the cheapest.”
Since when any politician gets really concerned about what any damn thing costs these days is a mystery to me, I'll have to file this under political grandstanding.
It wouldn't, however, surprise me one bit if it didn't pass and become law though.
I can still remember when they shot Gary Gilmore clear back in 1977 and what a fuss was made over it.
Another option is hanging.
Both are legally condoned methods of execution, there are five total.
The length of new rope they have to use would still cost more than bullets though.
It's kind of a strange twist of fate but I wound up living in the same small town in Washington state where Wesley Allen Dodd , one of the few killers in this state who was hanged, was caught by the boyfriend of the mother who's child he tried to abduct at the Liberty Theater.
So if firing squads are going to be making a comeback then I would expect to see more hand wringing and sniveling from the same people who are crying about lethal injection.
Personally I would rather be shot at dawn than face the prospect of spending the rest of my days in prison but then again, I don't plan on going out and killing someone for no good reason.
I look at Capital Punishment for murderers the same way I do for Mad Dogs.
Kill 'em all.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The price of bacon rose 9.6 percent.
Overall, food prices rose by just 1.1 percent last year. But drill down, and you see a lot of variation. The price of bacon, for example, rose by 9.6 percent last year. As it turns out, bacon prices have been because people are really into bacon these days. As a result, Bloomberg News , "pork bellies, cured and sliced to make bacon, account for a record share of the value of a hog."
According to that site, the price of gasoline only went up 1.1% yet bacon prices soared.
I demand an investigation into price fixing and harsh penalties for those who are responsible for this economic crime!
There are two known suspects responsible for this crime against humanity and they are being sought for questioning.
I liked what I saw of the III Magazine but this looks to be even better, although only quarterly.
It absolutely deserves a shout out and our support.
III Magazine may not go away entirely, but I am parting ways with it. Next month we’ll make it official that I’ll be the proud publisher of Forward Observer. FO will do its share of preaching, but it will accomplish something that we weren’t able to with III Magazine. I’d like to make Forward Observer the flagship of the ‘outreach armada’. We’ve assembled an incredible lineup of writers and staff with backgrounds in special operations and intelligence. Frankly, it’s a sizable chunk of the FreeFor Who’s Who? It’s our intention to reach out to the veteran community and encourage their participation in resistance to tyranny. We’re failing if our movement isn’t growing, not just in terms of bodies but in terms of institutional and experiential knowledge.
FO is just another cog in the FreeFor wheel, but I think it’s a critical one. We’re evolving. We won’t just stop at recruiting veterans, but we’ll try to reach the mainstream of closely-aligned movements, and let the magazine really do some talking. We ultimately chose Forward Observer as our brand because we absolutely have to be ‘out front’, conducting reconnaissance on the future, taking account of current and future threats within Liberty’s battlespace. If you want to know what the future of tyranny and resistance looks like, then read FO. We’ll be publishing a quarterly issue on the web and in print.
Sam surely deserves a huge Attaboy in my book.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Actually, I have no idea why this even needed to be voted on, it should be a No Brainer.
I guess that explains how it got passed in the first place now that I think about it.
What a crop of absolute idiots that got into office in that state.
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado won't ban the use of public assistance at marijuana-shop ATMs, despite calls from both Republicans and the pot industry to ban it.
A Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject the GOP proposal to add marijuana shops to the list of places where recipients of public assistance can't use their government-issued EBT cards to access cash. The list already includes casinos, liquor stores and gun shops.
Marijuana industry lobbyists argued for the bill, saying there's no evidence people on public benefits are using pot-shop ATMs and that the prohibition would assure the public that disability benefits or other entitlements aren't being used on pot.
Democrats on the committee all voted against the idea. They said people in poor neighborhoods already have difficulty accessing ATMs and that the bill isn't needed.
Link found at FARK.
It happens every year.
Do you truly grasp how fragile this system of Just In Time Inventory really is?
I seriously doubt it.
Ask someone who survived Katrina or Super Storm Sandy.
They will tell you horror stories of the inability to get basic commodities and things like potable water or fuel.
Take a couple of minutes and watch this video about the logistics of getting a bottle of drinking water to the shelves at your local market.
Then realize they completely glossed over the roll the trucking industry has in the process.
Damn near EVERYTHING you buy in this country was brought in by truck.
Watch this and then think about where you are at if this system breaks down, again.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
So I get up and look outside and there are 3 Black and Whites in front of my house blocking the driveway.
Lemme tell ya, I didn't need that surge of adrenaline twenty minutes after getting up.
The first thing I asked was Do They Have A Warrant?
They didn't come to the front door, instead they were going up the driveway around the side of the garage.
I looked through the garage past my toolboxes and out the window and I see two black guys and some bald headed guy.
Not being completely stupid, I didn't go press my nose up against the window, instead I went and got some self protection.
Pretty quick there are more cops.
5 fucking cop cars out front and they are grilling this one guy right outside my garage window.
I'm thinking "get the fucker out in the street you idiots".
Pretty soon they drag this one guy out in cuffs and sit him down on the curb.
Some fucking thug with his hat on backwards.
It turns out one of the black guys was a cop, I couldn't see anything but their heads through the window.
4 Black and Whites and one Unmarked for one guy.
That's how they roll.
Saw the same damn thing yesterday going to work. A Stater came flying by me all lit up and about a half mile down the road they got a car in a parking lot surrounded. only 4 that time.
After they searched this perp, they stuffed him in the back seat and off they went.
No knock on the door, nothing.
I very much do not like this.
I know it woke The Wife the fuck up.
I been telling her I want to move and I think this finally made my point for me.
Right around the corner from my house, in a 66 Mustang with a built 289. I had only had it a week.
The cop was up the street around the corner of a building and I didn't know it.
I lit that Mustang up with a good Powerbrake , held it to the floor and then let the brakes off.
It completely smoked out for an entire city block.
The second I let out of it the cop nosed out in front of me a block down on the other side of the street.
He didn't even get to turn his lights on, I just coasted up in front of him and shut it off.
I couldn't see anything in my mirrors except white smoke and the rubber marks in the street didn't go away for over a year.
That was an expensive burn out, let me tell ya.
Monday, January 13, 2014
A certain private Catholic school was recently
faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning
to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine provided
it was of a natural or neutral skin tone, but after they put on their
lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of
little lip prints.
Every night the maintenance man would remove them; and the next day the
girls would put them back. Finally, the principal, Sister Mary, decided
that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and
met them there with the
maintenance man. She explained that all these lip
prints were causing a major problem for the custodian, who had to clean the
mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little
To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, Sister Mary
asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He
took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the
mirror with it.
Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.
''There are teachers...... And then there are educators!"
Sunday, January 12, 2014
It's all wishful thinking.
I know you aren't talking to me.
Ya know, I'm getting a bit tired of these stupid bints.
Men are obsolete.
Go fuck yourselves.
Don't bother trying to call me the next time your fucking sink is clogged or because your fucking car won't start. I will be out in my Man Cave scratching my balls and cleaning my tools off while watching football.
And just so you ignorant ,self delusional split tails understand what I am talking about, I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself with out you.
I know how to cook, clean, do laundry, go grocery shopping, pay the fucking bills and make my own fucking sandwiches, the right way. I can even mend my own clothes.
I can maintain my own vehicles, wire a fucking house and plumb the fucker too.
You will also notice that you won't see many spiders around because I kill them without blinking an eye.
You go ahead and keep pretending that men are dispensable.
I'll give it a week before you start looking around for one to do something for ya.
You been busted.
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And what was it that our nasty little fellow was looking for?
Like I said earlier, I have been getting a ton of foreign visitors the past few weeks and that's what every damn one of 'em comes by here for.
The best part is when I look this crap up, it's all been translated into whatever native language they speak there.
This time it was Cyrillic.
Whassa matter Fahran?
The local talent not cutting it anymore?
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Besides looking for boobs like a preponderance of my foreign visitors do, I use the internet for all kinds of things.
Just today it saved me a buttload of money and misery.
As today is my one day off this week, there have been a few Honey Do's piling up all at once.
Of course I find this out a little at a time.
The garage door quit working so I hear, the shower faucet went from leaking occasionally to a full time drip of hot water and the Big One, the dryer quit getting hot.
Time for some triage here.
The garage door opener I ain't overly concerned with but turned out to be the quickest fix, the faucet dripping is annoying and costing me money but the fucking dryer not working is unacceptable.
The garage door turned out to be something blocking the beam and when whoever was out there was fumbling around with the buttons,they flipped a switch that locks it out.
I cleared the shit out of the way then found the switch but it still wouldn't work.
Checked the plug and it was OK.
I unplugged it and plugged it back in and it started working.
Fucking thing must have been made by Microsoft, gotta reboot the sonofabitch.
I tackled the dryer next and this is where the internet shined like a bazillion candle power spotlight into the void of my ignorance about those fucking things.
For one thing, it's got 240 fucking volts running into the back of it and that is something you don't just go poking around in like a dumbass.
It'll get ya crispy and very dead.
I have never been much of an electrician but I have to work around 480 volt shit at work and it puckers my asshole up so tight you couldn't pound a needle up my ass with a sledge hammer.
I had 480 flash in my face one time while I was standing on a damn 2X12 thirty feet over a river under an electric crane.
It not only sounded like a stick of dynamite went off in my face, it blinded the fuck out of me and there was no where to go except down.
I managed not to shit my pants and stay on that damn board but let me tell you, that is something that you will NEVER, forget.
So with that in mind, I started hitting The Google looking for stuff about Maytag dryers not getting hot.
Within seconds I found a Youtube covering that very subject with detailed diagnostic procedures that were very heavily sprinkled with safety reminders about unplugging it when doing certain tests.
I have a very good friend who knows these things inside and out but he has been as busy as I have and I hated to call him when I haven't even talked to him in over a month.
I watched almost the whole twenty minute video to get an idea of where to look and what to check.
So I gets my trusty Multi Meter out along with some screw drivers and sockets and tear into the thing.
First thing, unplug the damn thing and check for power.
After I figured out how to get the front of the damn thing off, something the video didn't bother to show, it only took me about two minutes to find a burned up thermostat.
At this point I did call my buddy and asked him if he knew where to get parts locally and to shoot the shit for a bit.
He said he probably had a box full of them but they were miles away in storage.
Don't bother, they can't be that hard to find.
He gave me a couple of locations to get one but they were both over in Portland.
I hate going to Portland unless I absolutely have to.
Back to the internet.
Again within minutes, I found a place within fifteen minutes from here.
I calls 'em up and gives 'em the info.
They don't have one, it will be Thursday if they put the order in Monday.
Thanks but no.
Called another outfit just a bit farther out.
My kind of people.
No, they don't have a new one either but if I bring it down they will match it up with a used one for ten bucks instead of the thirty five the other outfit wanted.
Of course they close in a half hour.
I scooted on over, they matched it up and I was out of there in five minutes.
Came home, put it all back together and it worked!
Miracles never cease.
On to the shower faucet.
That took a while.
I had to shut the breakers off for the water heater, turn the incoming water off and then go out front and turn the water to the whole house off at the meter.
You do have one of these, yes?
Then I had to figure out how to take the fucker apart.
It has one of those damn cartridges in it with a fucking clip that holds it all together.
You know, a Jesus Clip.
The kind that when you drop it and it falls inside the wall forever, you yell JESUS CHRIST!!
Because you know you are truly fucked at that point.
I managed to snake that thing out with a special clip holding tool I have had for twenty years and guard with my life.
It's kind of like these except it has a thin brass tube with a spring steel hook inside that you push a button down with your thumb to extend.
After I finally pried the cartridge out, it was another mad dash to the plumbing store before they closed. Long story short, that was another successful repair.
Now I am going to kick my feet up for a bit before I go put all the damn tools away I had to drag out.
I don't know exactly how much money I just saved by not having to call 3 different repair guy's out here but I can guarantee you that it would have been enough to go buy a new dryer.
Not bad for about five hours of messing around and on top of that I learned a few things.
I just love the internet.