Saturday, December 31, 2016

You're Going To Be Seeing A Lot More Of This After The 20th Of January.

Best head down to Goodwill and see if you can't score a couple of sets of cheap knee pads you little darlin's, he ain't coming back.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Obama Imposes New Sanctions On Russia For Allegedly Tampering With The Recent U.S. Presidential Election

Ol' Pussy Boy must figure that he is untouchable and has nothing to lose.

This article also points out that he is coming up a little short on something called proof.

Obama slaps Russia with sanctions for meddling in the U.S. election

In the most sweeping retaliation against Russia in decades, President Obama slapped Russia with new penalties Thursday in retaliation for meddling in the U.S. presidential election, kicking out dozens of suspected Russian spies and imposing banking restrictions on five people and four Russian organizations the administration says were involved.

“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” Obama said in a statement. “Such activities have consequences.”

The penalties were aimed at punishing officials in the government of President Vladimir Putin, among them agents linked to email hacks of top Hillary Clinton campaign officials and the Democratic National Committee.

They included sanctions of two of Russia’s intelligence agencies and three companies the U.S. said provided support. Additionally, 35 Russian officials in the U.S. were ordered to leave within three days and access was cut off starting Friday to two Russian government-owned compounds, one in New York and one in Maryland.

The hackers leaked emails revealing campaign-related correspondence of senior Clinton advisor John Podesta and other Democratic operatives, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded.

Clinton has blamed Putin himself and told supporters that he went after her because of a “personal beef” against her. President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the idea that Putin was involved or that the leaks affected the outcome of the election.

Obama has all but blamed Putin personally, telling reporters before Christmas that very little happens in the Russian government without Putin’s knowledge.

The interference in the American election calls for retaliation, administration officials say. Obama has said that he would make some of the penalties known publicly, but that his administration will launch other retribution that they don’t discussion.

Thursday’s announcement came while Obama is vacation with his family in his childhood home of Hawaii.

The retaliation is certain to exacerbate tensions with Russia during the transition from the Obama presidency to the Trump presidency. Trump has suggested that he plans to let the matter rest.

“We ought to get on with our lives,” Trump told reporters Wednesday.

Trump has rejected conclusions from the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that the Russian government was behind the hacks of computer systems and emails belonging to Democratic Party officials.

The Obama administration should produce more evidence about the hacking, Sean Spicer, Trump’s incoming White House press secretary, told reporters earlier Thursday.

“If the United States has clear proof of anyone interfering with our elections, we should make that known,” Spicer said. “Right now we need to see further facts,” he said.

Spicer suggested accusations about Russia’s influence on the presidential election are politically motivated to undercut Trump’s mandate.

“You have a lot of folks on the left who continue to undermine the legitimacy of his win and the nature of how big that win was, and that is unfortunate,” Spicer said.

My bold.

So, Obammy, you're going to get all pissy because the Russkies hacked Hillary's unsecured Email server and shared the contents of a bunch of Emails that were already under subpeona.

Let me just point out a little hypocrisy here on behalf of the government of the United States.

This is hardly the first time a country has tried to influence the outcome of another country's election. The U.S. has done it, too, by one expert's count, more than 80 times worldwide between 1946 and 2000. That expert is Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University.

That's right Jug Ears, 80 documented instances of U.S. meddling in foreign elections. 80.

Pot, meet Kettle.

21 days left motherfucker, 21 days.

Better enjoy this last taxpayer funded vacation while you can wussy boy, then start packing your shit.

Then we can start clearing off the kiddy table and let the adults back in the room to take care of business.

Bringing In The Sheaves

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Princess Leia Tits Up Too

Damn, they are dropping like flies.

Actress Carrie Fisher has died.

Off To Harbor Freight

I am about to go try and get that mini lathe loaded up in the back of the El Camino without frying my lower back and then head across the river to Gresham where the wife got it so I can return it and order the 7X12 unit.
I am rounding up all the gift cards, have the receipt in my falling apart wallet and fully expect this to turn into giant hassle.
I waited one day because you just know that place was a friggin' nightmare yesterday with everybody returning stuff.

While I am there I am going to load up the wooden work bench also.

When I went to work yesterday I wound up being the only guy from maintenance there. One guy had scheduled the day off and the other one called in sick.
Of course there was a machine they had been working on that took a giant dump right after I got there and they had to call one of the dayshift guys back to help me out because it was a Lock Out, Tag Out situation where an attendant was need for a confined space entry. My boss had to attend while the other guy did the confined space entry while I went down one level underneath the fucking thing to do the major portion of the repair. It was one of those can't be in two places at once deals.

For once one of those dayshift guys got a taste of what I have to deal with all the damn time, getting called back in right as you get home.

I wasn't horribly busy after that but I did notice the time seemed to have flown by when I noticed I hadn't eaten lunch an hour after we usually eat and ten o:clock got there awful quick too.

So I'm headed out to the garage here in just a minute and off to TCOB.
I have no idea how long it's going to take for this other lathe to show up but there is no hurry on it, I have plenty to keep me busy in the mean time.
We'll see if I get back in time for a regular post or not.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

One I Can Deal With

That's when ball caps come in handy.
It's when he shows up with a few of his buddies that is when a calm, cool tactical retreat is called for. Or you can run the fuck away too.


Pop Singer George Michael Tits Up At 53

We couldn't get lucky enough for Justin Beiber.

Ex-Wham! singer George Michael dies

Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said.
The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have "passed away peacefully at home".
Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT.
Police say they were treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances.
In a statement, the star's publicist said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

Michael, who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, sold more than 100m albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.

Oh Ho Ho Ho Ho! Daddy Scored.

It's going to take some fucking around but eventually I am going to wind up with this,

The Wifely Unit did good.

She started asking me what I wanted for Christmas and I told her I wanted a new windshield for the El Camino.

Nope, she wasn't having none of that, too much hassle.
That would have been a piece of cake in hindsight.
I rattled off a couple of other minor thing and she kept shooting me down so I finally told her, what I really want is...

Blink blink.

A what?

Yeah, a mini lathe, I just happen to have a picture of one right here.

So I showed her and then went about my day.
Then I got a 25% off Harbor Freight coupon in my Email that was only good for one more day so I sent that to her. Come to find out she had already got me a bunch of gift cards so she had to drive back down there, use those and get the lathe.
One problem, they didn't have the 7X12 model.
It's an order only item. They gave her some song and dance about it being something they don't even carry in their warehouse.

So she got me the 7X10 unit.

She's a good woman that girl.

It's sitting out in the garage, still in the crate.
I also scored on another $150 worth of Harbor Freight gift cards from various members of the family.

Those are going towards the other item I have been wanting for two years that she keeps shooting down.

My current work bench consists of three 2X6's sitting on a couple of plastic saw horses.
Not exactly top of the line but it works to a point. Very much in the way though.

So tomorrow bright and early, say Noonish when I finally get woke up, I am loading up the 7X10 and hauling it back to them and getting the 7X12 ordered. According to my miscalculations using their numbers from the ads, it's only going to be another $30 difference to get the longer unit.

It's like sex, those extra two inches make all the difference in the world.

When it finally shows up then the real fun begins. I have been watching YouTube videos for a week that deal with those units specifically and they have..... issues.

The very first thing that needs to happen is to tear the thing apart.
The wife is going to freak, the fuck, out.

They are covered in grease everywhere to keep them from rusting while in storage and the tolerances leave much to be desired.
Everything will have to be checked for clearances, alignment, loose fasteners and damage. While it is apart I will be going to NAPA and getting an Industrial belt right from the get go so I won't have to replace the cheap Chinese one in it in two months anyway.

Then there is the not so small issue of tooling and upgrades that are in the immediate future.
It is very easy to surpass the cost of the lathe to begin with just getting upgrades and tooling.

That is going to be a little here, a little there thing.

But, I am pretty stoked about it.

The very first order of business today is to get my sorry ass out in that disaster of a garage and start getting crap piled up to go away, something I have been working on slowly ever since we moved into this joint.
I know for a fact that I have already made six trips to the dump and I am going to bite the bullet hard this time and get rid of some shit that I am never going to use but hate to get rid of.

There is only so much square footage out there and some of it needs to be reclaimed.

I certainly hope you all had a nice Christmas as well, friends and family are always a big part of the season and I think that is the one thing I do like about it.
I do know that I am glad it's over though.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Thanks for stopping by .

Saturday, December 24, 2016

My Kind Of Christmas

I would like to thank everyone who drops by here, it makes venting my spleen so much more enjoyable to know I am not the only one, ya know?

We will be out and about until later tonight so I hope everyone gets what it is that their heart desires for Christmas.

I know this would really work for me but it's pretty much out of the realm of possibility at this point.

An old man can still dream though.

Merry Christmas folks and a Happy New Year.

Huntin' For A Christmas Tree

Have Some Christmas Music

Friday, December 23, 2016

Hey, Wait A Minute......

Winds Are Out Of The West, Occasionally Gusty

Anybody Have Bubba's Phone Number?

I think I found him a date.

Maybe two.

You Bought The Cheap Cat Food

Not Today At Least

I took the fucking day off.

My Mom insists that us 4 boys and families come over for her personal little Christmas gathering.
One isn't going to make it because he and his girlfriend both have pneumonia.
That fucking blows.
Being sick for Christmas isn't anyones idea of a good time.

Mother knows I work Swing shift but insisted it be today anyway.

I needed a day off anyway, they have been working me to death.
I hadn't even been home fifteen minutes the other night and they called me right back in for some stupid shit.
Took me five minutes to take care of it.
Got paid for four hours.
That's the way it works. Sometimes it's a good deal for me and sometimes I am there until 3 in the motherfucking morning and have to stop because they won't let anyone work more than twelve hours at a stretch.
Mighty white of 'em ain't it?
At that point I either tell them to call someone else in or the piece of equipment is down until the next shift arrives.
They haven't had anyone for Graveyard maintenance for two fucking years now even though the place runs 24/7.

One of these days that is going to bite them in the ass.

For some reason I haven't been sleeping for shit lately and am up WAY too early this morning.
I do believe there is a long nap in my future later.
For now I am just sitting here enjoying the peace and quiet with a nice cup of coffee.

Y'all have a nice day now.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Done With That Shit Anyway

The Wifely Unit is out spending money somewhere between two states so I took the opportunity to "wrap" her gifts.

Yeah, it looks just like this too.

Without the bow.

Now I remember why they call it wrapping tissue, the fucking shit tears just getting it out of the cellophane.
We're gonna need more tape now too.

Have I mentioned how much I hate Christmas lately?

If This Does Not Touch Your Heart Then I Want Nothing To Do With You. Semper Fi Soldier. God Speed.

H/T Ernie

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

One Step Closer To The End

What the fuck is today, Tuesday?

Sometimes I gotta look, Swingshift fucks a guy all up because it's the next day by the time ya get home from work.
I finally got some shit in the mail I have been waiting for today.
A couple of little projects can now proceed.
I ain't got much today. I woke up tired and it's going to be a long day, I can feel it coming.

On the bright side Hillary Clinton still isn't going to be President.
I would still love to see a couple hundred special prosecutors start digging at the beginning and work the forty some odd years through up until now getting enough evidence to put that woman in jail for the rest of her life but that ain't gonna happen so I will just use my time more constructively and take care of some shit I have to do that's been hanging around.

Some garage time is called for.
I'm taking Friday off, get this Christmas horseshit done with and going in the garage if I have to beat people with sticks to leave me the fuck alone.

In the mean time, it's one step closer to the end, otherwise known as Tuesday.

Nice Guys Finish Last

Nope, it's time to start telling some Snowflakes just where the bear shits in the woods.

There is a paradigm shift in the mood of the country going on right now and the pendulum has finally swung back away from the pussification that has been going on the last 8 years.

All these SJW's who have gotten so empowered and exponentially louder and braver are about to find out that they have just run out of gas in the wrong part of town.

We ain't askin' nothin' anymore.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

It's A Lot Like Trying To Stop Smoking

That's enough for today, I don't want to overdo it.


Must Be Closing Time

Some Good Advice

And This Willfully Ignorant Motherfucker Is A Multi Millionaire How?

Rap music.
He is a role model for millions of kids.
Dumb as a fucking fence post and filthy rich.

My Mother taught me how to read before I even started school.
The best gift a Mother could give her child in my opinion.
I may not be financially rich but my mind and my life are richer than this punk ass could ever conceive because being able to read and use your imagination for simple pleasure is something he will never be able to do.

Find someone who can describe this scene with the written word and then pity that guy above for what he will never experience.

Christmas Is Coming

I hate drama, it is a complete waste of time and energy.

Friday, December 16, 2016

It Was the Russians!

So according to President Obama the Russians are behind some of the election hacking issues and we are going to retaliate somehow sometime somewhere. Funny he doesn't mention the massive voter fraud that's been uncovered so far in Michigan Detroit and several other places. The Russians must have been pretty busy. A little over a month left of this lying sack of weasel shit, . Hurry up and get the fuck out before you start something that somebody else is going to have to finish.

I Welcome A New Fellow Member Of The Over The Bars Club.

I've been a member for over 40 years myself.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Oh My God! It's A Little Mini Me!!

I swear, it's eery.

I'll Have Two Please

It's been one of those weeks.


So we got the snow yesterday
Big whoop it was too.
Dry and powdery, I'll take that any day over the fuckin' ice like we had last week.
I didn't have any problems getting around and actually got to hang the ass end out in the El Camino a few times, I absolutely love that.
It's the one lingering bad habit I have from my wild assed youth that I indulge in when I think I can get away with it.

It's also the reason I haven't swapped out the little V6 for a 350 Chevy V8 in that thing.

I know myself, well.
If I had any kind of horsepower available to me I would use it.
I would be sliding around corners all the fucking time in the rain around here and that's just too damned much temptation for me to resist.

So as I am getting just a few blocks from home last night, just about Midnight, I stopped at a stop sign to hang a left and see these two little fuckers spinning donuts in the middle of the road on some four wheelers. They sounded like big One Lungers and these two are just having a good ol' time.
I hung the ass out a bit then they stopped to let me get by and around another corner I went onto a bit of straight stretch to the last turn before the house.
I'm putting along and I can hear these two little fuckers go right back at it behind me. Those four wheelers are loud man.

I'm half thinking to myself that it's a bit late on a weeknight for that but then I hit the driveway and go in the house to warm up. I wound up working outside in that miserable shit last night for a couple of hours and was wanting to kick my feet up.

I have a full throttle cold weather survival suit I got from a buddy a few years back and that thing is the shit for being out in the cold.
So I get in the house and take all that shit off and the whole time I can hear those two kids out raising hell on the quads around the neighborhood and in particular the street right behind my house.

I decided to step out back and have a smoke and the timing was perfect. I could see over the fence into my neighbors dark house that they were up and peeking through the blinds watching the little rabble rousers. Those people get up about 5 AM to go to work so I can only imagine that they are pissed off.
The best part was that just as I stepped outside, I heard one of the other neighbors out there reading them the riot act at full volume.
Yelling that it was fucking Midnight and people had to get up to go to work, his kids couldn't sleep because of all the noise and which fucking house do you little bastards live in because I am calling the cops.

The youngster were pretty typical of this day and age and were mouthing off and telling the guy the could care less.

This went on for a minute and I couldn't see because of the fence but I'm thinking the guy must have started making a move on 'em because they wound up the engines and sped off.
They didn't get too far down the street and they suddenly went silent.
That means the little bastards are near by.

I was just outside a minute ago and the guy I think was doing the yelling last night was spinning the tires on his old Chevy pickup trying to get in and out of his driveway.
Something tells me that if those two little shitheads try and pull that crap again tonight that someone is going to get their ass kicked. Most likely the male parent of the little bastards.

Ya gotta love livin' in the burbs man.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Round Two

It will be here in a few minutes.


I try not to get too excited about this shit anymore, it would have to be completely FUBAR before I could get away with calling in and telling them I ain't going to work so I just suck it up and deal with it.

Snow days are for school kids, and cats apparently.

It's supposed to stay well under freezing for the next several days and then more of this white shit arrives Sunday.


The de-icer trucks were out last night on my way home from work and it was dry as a bone.
Never a good sign.

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