The "Tree of Liberty" Letter.
friday, april 10th, 2009
From Thomas Jefferson to William Smith,
Paris, November 13, 1787
DEAR SIR— "I am now to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of October the 4th, 8th, & 26th. In the last you apologize for your letters of introduction to Americans coming here. It is so far from needing apology on your part, that it calls for thanks on mine. I endeavor to show civilities to all the Americans who come here, & will give me opportunities of doing it: and it is a matter of comfort to know from a good quarter what they are, & how far I may go in my attentions to them. Can you send me Woodmason's bills for the two copying presses for the M. de la Fayette, & the M. de Chastellux? The latter makes one article in a considerable account, of old standing, and which I cannot present for want of this article. — I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: & very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: & what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent & persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form
Revolutionary War Flag Histories are here.
Around The Garden Center.™
The Cherry Blossom Festival at The Jefferson Memorial in the DC Tidal Basin, is now in full-tilt-boogie, and drop-dead-gorgeous even at sunset. We're almost 2 full USDA Zones north, and 3-4 weeks behind them. But our cherries have opened-up quickly, the maples are leafed-out, flowering plums and pears are just opening, the hardy magnolias are open, while the PJM Rhododendrons have been in bloom for weeks. Daff's and crocus are loving the ½" of rain we've gotten over the past few days, but we're still 5-6" *low* on rainfall for March. Customers are trickling into the GC&N Complex, looking around and checking out our rare, unusual and hard-to-find offerings.
For as windy and cold as Saturday was — 31°F, 45-60mph winds and >19°F Windchill — it was very busy at the Complex. I was loading mulch and trees at 8:30am, before anyone was in to help, and managed to get it done. My new JD Skid loader 317's key was missing (some unthinking employee tool it home, dammit!), so I had to use my 20-yr old JD 675B Skid loader to get the work done. No biggie, BTW. I closed at 3pm and went home, very tired.
At 6pm, I lit a wonderful, roaring gas fire, curled-up on the King-sized couch with my two condo cats, kept my .45cal within reach, and slept for 3+ hrs. I covered myself with a hand-made quilt from my old, dear friend, Lynetta ('98). No music; no background noise; just sweet silence of sleep. I was both physically and mentally exhausted. I needed the respite from it all. It was 6:30pm and still light, but I didn't care. I was back-up 9:30pm, and fully-awake, did laundry & dishes. Yuk. It was 9pm, an I was ready for SLEEP! I needed the sleep. Sunday's just another day in my life.
I had Sunday off, slept-in until 9am, went into the office for 2-3hrs of paperwork and took half-a-hundred phone calls, then ate an early dinner with Mom, Dad & Becky at 2:30pm. I'd steamed 2lbs of fresh, locally-grown Brussel sprouts to go with their Bill O' Fare: local Kunzler ham, fresh asparagus, candied sweet potatoes and ice cream. I managed to get some food shopping done, get home, and collapse on the couch for a few hours of sleep. No fire, as it was 65°F outside and I had all the condo's windows open. The fresh, sweet, Spring air smelled great.
I had a local paving company come in and do some patching and paving in the 20-year old blacktop parking lot, on Monday afternoon. 30 tons of blacktop by 5pm, and another 20 tons early in the morning. $1.50/SqFt for 8,156 SqFt and I'll get it seal-coated in another year or so. It needed it badly; actually, the entire 40,000 SqYds of blacktop need a complete face lift, after all the years and abuse it's taken, but I just don't have those massive funds available. I'm paying for this project; not the company. Jeeze-Louise, I laid out... all-said-and-done... $13,770.50-plus, for freaking, damned blacktop! I'm sick, dammit. Wiped me out personally, completely. No more ammo. "Baby need new shoes!"
We had our first "onion snow" on Wednesday morning, with some areas getting anywhere from a list dusting, and others getting ¼" to ½". It was quite the sight for April 8th, but a fairly common experience in Pennsylvania. Apparently, the term “onion snow” isn't as widely known. Here in South-Central Pennsylvania, it's a common expression for an early spring snow that comes right when the onions and garlic are peeking through the dirt in our gardens. The dark green tops of wild onions are also popping up around field edges and in yards in late March to early April. The snow that falls is no more than a dusting to a couple of inches. A heavy spring snow is called a twig bender or sapling-bender. Either type of snow does not last long.
With the exception on one remaining delivery of containerized nursery stock, everything is now set-up and in-place for the Open House, a week from Saturday, on April 18th. The Complex is looking great!
The Gadasen Flag is flying solo on my company staff, right now, until Old Glory is mended/repaired & dry cleaned, for the 5x time, since 9-11-01.
Revolutionary War Flag Histories are here.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
I couldn't believe what I saw: dumbass, ignorant, shit-for-brains, commie, Marxist, scumbag Sambo Obama *BOWED and COWED* before the subhuman murderous Saudi muslim-shit filth, in submission! You're a DIRTBAG, FASCIST, COMMIE, SAMBO. You're not my president; I spit on your ass, boy!
The fascist Obama-Lama-Ding-Dong shill's will NEVER CONTROL THE NET or ME! ***MOLON LABE***, bitches! "The Tree of Liberty needs to be refershed by the blood of tyrant and patriots, from time to time!" - Thoman Jeffrson.
Things Which Make Your Eyes Squirt Blood™.
HIGH SCHOOL — 1959 vs. 2009
Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack. 1959 — Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack. 2009 — School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario 2: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school. 1959 — Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies. 2009 — Police called and SWAT team arrives — they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario 3: Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students. 1959 — Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again. 2009 — Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario 4: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt. 1959 — Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman. 2009 — Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Scenario 5: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school. 1959 — Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock. 2009 — The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario 6: Pedro fails high school English. 1959 — Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college. 2009 — Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario 7: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed. 1959 — Ants die. 2009 — ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents — and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario 8: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him. 1959 — In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing. 2009 — Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
(From an email I received last week.)
Fonts For You™.
Many Journal entries are best viewed in the Charrington Roughened and the Orlando typefaces. You may already have Century Gothic on your Windows-XP machine, and that's almost always used for the body copy or subheads, so grab it, if you don't already have it; you're reading it now. They're free from my website. Grab 'em! Save them to your HD, and install to C:/Windows/Fonts (folder), thru your WIN XP Control Panel > Fonts > File > Install New Font. Simple stuff; just takes a few minutes.
Here are a few others, which have been used in my Journal: Papyrus and Acoustic Bass, and Caesar Regular and Carleton and Charrington Strewn and Catherine. If you get and install them, you'll see how much nicer these pages are to view and read. Plus, they add to your repertoire of available fonts in MS-Word, as WIN-XP System Fonts, so you can use them for your daily documents.
Here's a new one, for your Windows/Fonts folder: Sketchy.
The Global Warming Money Pit™.
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. O2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've done. Heh.
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbfuck!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Negotiating life's laundry list of to-do items is hard enough. Now try it while simultaneously synching your planner, computer, and phone. The gadgets that should make life easier can so often throw a kink into the process. And process is right where 43 Folders comes in. Enter the mind of Merlin Mann, and follow his lead as he posts articles, problem-solving solutions, and lively commentary on how to make the most of your time — without the stressful e-gadgets. The tips you'll find range from the nontechnical to the uber-geeky, but these "tricks, hacks, and other cool stuff" may make your day just a bit easier to manage. Mann neatly arranges the archives by date and category to help you simplify the process — and kick procrastination in the rear.