Monthly Archives: July 2005

qotd

“People who object to weapons aren’t abolishing violence, they’re begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically right. Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.” – L. Neil Smith

space flight

So they’re talking about grounding (or already have) the Space Shuttle fleet. And spending an ass load to “fix” the problem. And not just any assload, an official US Gov’t sized assload, which means it’ll have at least eight zeroes in a row, prior to the decimal. grrrrr.. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m all [Continue]

WoW

Started playing World of Warcraft again. Didn’t take long (two days) to get sucked back in, and find myself playing at 2am! Sheesh! Managed to get to level 48. Then spent some time getting no XP while I got some new skills for my pets. Got Dash 1 & 2, which makes my cat, Kitty, [Continue]

random oddness

odd street signs A security guard in SF tries to stop people from taking pics of a building saying it’s illegal, but it is legal if done from a public owned spot, like a sidewalk or the street. Dumbass guard. Forwarded this to Rick, maybe he and Steph can go down and snap some pics. [Continue]

get felt up, go to prison

Making War on the American Public by William Norman Grigg July 27, 2005 “n another triumph for “homeland security,” 62-year-old retired schoolteacher Phyllis Dintenfass faces imprisonment and financial ruin. Her “crime”? Reciprocating the “helpful” behavior of a federal airport security screener. Phyllis Dintenfass is an unassuming, 62-year-old retired teacher from Appleton, Wisconsin. John C. Yoo [Continue]

splodeydope “bomb” x-ray

Looks to me to be more of a grenade than a bomb. If the paperclip is to scale, the nail looking things would then be thumbtacks? And the container just be a frapachino bottle. Maybe the splodydopes like Starbucks? (the evil coffee giant, not the cute Viper pilot[which reminds me, bsg episode guide])

storage tank

fixed up the storage tank I made, a little. I shot it with my pellet rifle (.177, chinese), then poured plaster of paris all over it, like it’d leaked vicious liquid all over when shot. Then I painted the dried goo various shades of red. Next up I paint the board it’s on, and add [Continue]

state department removes foot from ass

Woo-hoo! According to this open letter, from the ATF, the State Department has reversed itself, and is allowing the importation of American made surplus firearms, provided they are Curios & Relics. No Thompsons or M16s or M14s (damnit!), but Springfields, 1917 Enfields, Garands, M1 Carbines, 1911s, S&W .38 pistols, should all be fair game, and [Continue]

free books

These sound interesting. ” His first novel, Starfish, netted a “Notable Book of the Year” nod from the New York Times, an honorable mention for John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and rejections from both German and Russian publishing houses on the grounds that it was “too dark”. (Being considered too dark for the Russians remains [Continue]

qotd

�How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist [Continue]

Go Lance!

Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France. Way to go Lance! I’m sorry to hear that he’ll be retiring. Anything that pisses off the french is a good thing And anytime a Texan can whoop up on some frogs, well, that’s what we call down here a good thing. Heck, they’re probably soo [Continue]

wedding crashers

holy crap! Go see the Wedding Crashers. Now. Well, after work. I guess you can wait till then. Damn funny movie. I wasn’t sure about it, but damn glad I went. Vince Vaughn is, well, he’s the man. (“It was a gift, Todd. I’m taking it with me.”, “Now I know you’re just messing with [Continue]

housekeeping

Was over at the parents for Sunday lunch yesterday. Glenda and Dean were there as well. Glenda drove me crazy. Granted, it is a short trip, but still… She got a bug up her ass that the parents house needed to be cleansed off all things Mike. I ended up throwing out a few old [Continue]

no cars

I am carless. My truck is in the shop getting the power stering pump relaced/fixed. It started making a grinding /groaning sound Thursday evening. The fluid level was fine, and the belts good, so all that’s left is the pump. Hopefully it’s not too expensive. Last night Wes’ car broke. Can’t get out of first [Continue]