April 18th, 2008
parts is parts; they wear out eventually. Brains, hearts, shoulders, backs, hips, ankles etc all succumb to time and gravity. No one is immune. Personally, I first noticed several of fingers — right trigger finger, left thumb, left center finger — being stiff and sore, in the mornings. Those digits were dislocated several times each, in high school football and afterschool softball leagues. Then, in March 2004, I blewout my lower right L5 Vertebrae and my left shoulder, trying to catch a potted tree falling from a delivery truck's tailgate, on a cold, sleeting Friday evening. The Sciatica pain I live with is only ameliorated by epidural injections every 10-12mos. My back is board-stiff in the mornings, and loosens-up within 10-15mins, with coffee and a hot shower. Dozens of niggling aches and pains are daily, constant companions. The Oxycontin® that I used for 2+ years was not the long-term answer to the pain, believe me, though they did the painkilling job quite well. So now I just deal with it; for me, surgery just isn't an option. On the bright side, the medical world has some amazing answers to pain: surgically remove the bad part and replace it with a newer mechanical part. Short of the brain, almost everything else is transplantable and replaceable, or will be soon. Maybe when they get around to replacing brains, with ones which actually function correctly, we can finally "fix" the crooked, lying, corrupt, treasonous, seditious leftists, liberals, demokkkRATs, RINOs, liberal-moderate Republicans and other assorted frothing-at-the-mouth trash, crap and garbage we've had to endure for the past 50-60 years of "national rot"? That's assuming any of them had a normal-functioning brain, to start with, isn't it? Mmmmm; I think not; it's just called "the human condition". And it needs fixing.
Around The Garden Center™
I was up at 4am Friday, and into work by 6, with my "disaster checklist of stuff" needing to get finished-up before 5pm. There's just no time on Saturday morning for any error, what with so many last-minute details to check. Last evening, I called our long-time caterer, Tri-County BBQ, with an addition for the menu: a 85th B-Day Angelfood Cake for Dad. The calls for dyed mulch are coming in fast and furious, and I'm spending the time to talk people out of such crappy stuff. On Friday morning alone, I talked 13 unsuspecting people out of future problems and headaches with termites, leaching dye and arsenic poisons etc. Good on me! The entire staff — LSCP/HSCP Crews & Key Staff — had the Complex shining by 5:30pm, with 99% of the projects completed. It was 76°F when I closed the place down. By 10pm, severe t-storm/hail/downpour warnings, from The Weather Channel, hit my condo machine, and I began closing the cable modem down and unplugging the RAID 0+1 machine. My Office's RAID 0 machine is asleep and APC-protected, as are the two other front counter units, and my home machine.
Saturday, April 12th: Open House Day. In by 6am, everything up-and-running by 7, and staff in by 8. And the customers came. It was controlled chaos, bedlam and fun, from start to finish, at 4pm. 1,300+ people enjoyed the Dave Santana Jazz Band, Tri-County BBQ, soft drinks, coffee and tens-of-thousands of rare, unsual and hard-to-find plants, on a sunny, warm (76°F) day. The day's revenue was very gratifying. We picked-up a half-score of LSCP Job leads, and time will tell what those amount to. I saw a hundred "old faces from years gone by", and many from our current roster. Lee was there and shot many pics, and I'll try to put some up on this site. Clean-up was done quickly by the staff, and everyone, except me, was out of there by 4:30. I left around 5:30pm.
At 1:29am and again at 2:03am, Sunday, I received notifications from our security company, of "motion detection" in the Main Bldg, and "door breach", again in the Main Bldg's Office, that police were on the scene, and that nothing looked unusual. I was too tired to do the 15-mile trip, and since it wasn't an emergency, in their opinion, I went back to sleep. This was the 2nd time in two months that I'd gotten a call from the security company about a break-in; the first being on Saturday, February 15th. I'm now thinking the first B&E was a 'recon' for this new burglary. After coffee and breakfast, at 9am Sunday, I drove down to the Complex and found the worse-than-I-feared damage: the window AC unit had been pried out of the Office window and shoved inward onto 3 filing cabinets, various lscp files had been dumped, drawers rooted-through and dumped, a bank bag of small bills and bags of change for the front counter registers, had been stolen, various personal momentos on the windowsill, had been smashed, but luckily all the computer equipment was intact, and worked. What a mess. I called 911, and they dispatched a PA State Police Trooper to make the initial report, followed by another PA Trooper (CSI) from Harrisburg to process the crime scene. The burglars even left their tools behind. Dad, several employees, friends and customers stopped by to offer support, and others called when they heard the news. I just wish I could catch the piece-of-lowlife-shit in the act, and I'd happily/merrily/gladly torture/kill the scum with my Kimber .45cal. Sweet justice! "Tag 'em and bag 'em", the cops said; very little paperwork compared to a burglary. The CSI Trooper got some prints, and took 5-6 items with him to the lab, for further testing. I finally got home around 6pm. Tomorrow will be a major Office clean-up and repair day, for me. Everyone else has their assignments.
Instead of being filled with anger, hate and rage at what happened to my business, I spent the evening poking around CSS-xHTML, watching Food-TV, The History Channel and staying calm. It happened, but how do I prevent it from happening again? Sleep down there with my Remy 870 12ga pump and Kimber 1911 .45cal and kill the MF-ers when they try it next time? Bars on the windows? Eliminate the windows; install glass block? Concertina wire and claymore mines? Dobermans and German Shepherds? Leave some money on the front porch for the burglars? (((sigh))) I'm working on it. Got a security idea for me? Don't keep it a secret, okay?
I slept-in on Monday, with a painful back, and by the time I got to work, my staff had the Office thoroughly cleaned-up, a temporary plexiglas cover on the broken window, the old (1991 vintage) AC unit moved to the garbage pile, and a new, more efficient unit ordered. I spent a couple of hours re-organizing and straightening files which were dumped, inventoried the desk drawers and had an off-site mtg to go to with my LSCP Foreman, Alan. We're still expecting a few minor deliveries, and then the plant shipments are over for the year. Two more arrived Tuesday, and we had them unloaded in short order.
It looks like we're not really "over the hump" with serious frost — we had pockets of it on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night/morning — but temps will be in the 70s for the next 7-10 days, and nighttime temps in the 40s. A lot of locals who'd put out tender plants, were sorely disappointed at what happened. Supposedly, April 16th is "the start of the gardening season" in Pennsylvania. That's total and complete BS, IMO. It's actually May 1st. Whichever moron dreamed-up April 16th as "Last Frost Date", is an idiot. Probably some "crap-for-brains wannabe gardener", up in the Dept of Agriculture, in Harrisburg. Remember May 1st, for tender plants.
Gas prices at the pump went up another 14¢, this week. Unleaded Regular (87oct) is now at $3.49/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $3.59/gal, and Unleaded Super Premium (92oct) is $3.79/gal —, and by
mid early-Summer, I predict that we'll be at $4/gal, and many families will be just "working for gas". With a fleet of 3 gas-guzzling trucks, a gas-slurping Jeep and 3 pieces of diesel-gulping machinery, I'll also feel it, but nowhere near as bad as they will.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
With the Waco (TX) Massacre in mind, I feared for the worst last week when this wacko "religious cult" was raided and over 416 women and children were removed. The YFZ (Yearning For Zion) Ranch, a nutcase sect of the FLDS religion. No, the pigshit-horror called islam is not a religion, IMO and should be utterly destroyed and completely wiped from the face of the earth.
The USPS racks-up a $13,500 bill for a 5-hour "dinner" at Ruth's Cris Steak House — charged to "government credit cards" — which included more than $3,000 for drinks, more than $500 for shrimp cocktails, almost $900 for mini crab cakes, and $9,000+ in freaking steaks! The USPS is a failing monopoly, and if they had to compete in the ***real world***, they'd have gone Chapter 11, 20-30 years ago. The USPS is smelly dogshit on my shoes!
The worst Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sec'y in history, is the do-nothing, narcissistic, corrupt, criminal dirtbag, nigga®, Alphonso Jackson, George Bush's worthless piece-of-lowlife-shit 'friend' from Texas. Oooops; he's gone.
Awwwwwww, North Korea is facing another food crisis? Too fucking bad; let the subhuman commie filth starve!
Fonts For You™.
Many Journal entries are best viewed in the Charrington Roughened and the Orlando typefaces. You already probably have Century Gothic on your Windows-XP machine, and that's occasionally used for the body copy or subheads. 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.
Here are a few others, which my Journal will be written in during the coming weeks: Papyrus and Acoustic Bass, and Caesar Regular and Carleton and Charrington Strewn and Catherine. Get and install them, and 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 etc.
Ol' Hitlery's still out there, "mis-remembering" and "mis-speaking" — LYING! — about her "sniper adventure in Bosnia". And so's the disgraced, impeached Liar-In-Chief, Bubba Jeffy Klintoon. They just can't admit she's a pathological, lying bitch, apologize and move on. Keep it up, Hitlery! America's got your number, asshole!
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 everything you need to know about Global Warming, and why it's a good thing.
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. CO2 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 asswipe!
CO2 bad? No; CO2 is good, and we need more of it, or we're in for a very cold period, very soon.
Lowlife, Dirtbag, Subhuman Garbage™.
What would happen if every criminal illegal alien "sanctuary city" in the US, breaks-out in a massive epidemic, sickening and killing tens-of-thousands of the verminous filth. That will mandate a city quarrantine/ "shoot on sight" by the US Military, and a certain mandate to deport the spic invaders, en masse. Sounds good.
IMO, the fugly, onelegged skank whorebag, untalented, dumbass alcoholic, mentally-ill, drug addict slut, Heather "Peg Leg" Mills, should be arrested and jailed as a piece-of-shit trash pig. She's a nutcase and a danger to any society she's in. Deport the pig!
All unions are full of corrupt, criminal trash, shit and garbage and should be utterly destroyed under the RICO Act. All union leadership are criminals and should be summarily executed.
islam Is A Criminal Organization™.
IMO, round-up, charge, try and convict all terrorist-supporting mSA (muslim Student Ass'n) filth and other assorted pig-fucking, shitscumbag terrorists. Then execute all of them. Bury face-down in pits filled with steaming pigshit and rancid dogpiss. Any questions?
Chilling video? Bullshit, it's a bunch of cowardly, mentally-ill, lowlife sandnigger, pigfucking muslim-islamic-arab filth! Cowardly dirtbag camel-rectum lickers, Abdullah Ahmad Ali, Abdullah Ahmad Ali and Waheed Zaman are subhuman scum, as are the mo-ham-head and allah shitscum-pigfuckers! I spit on them all and wipe my cat's ass with the koran.
Oooooooo, Frenchie Bridget Bardot said, ...the muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts". And she's on trial for that bullshit pap? Fuck islam! Fuck muslim filth!
Some People Just Need Killing™.
Subhuman piece-of-shit, Bill Ayres and his skank-assed, diseased whore, Bernadette Dorn need killing, IMO. They're murderous, treasonous, seditious, lowlife subhuman filth, and I'd volunteer to put a .45cal through each of their verminous heads. I'd take the shot on both of them, if I could get it. And shit-for-brains Nigga®, Barry Hussein Osama-Obama-Lama-Ding-Dong (SAMBO-IL) is his buddy and pal.
Yes, any subhuman who rapes a child, should be killed and permanently removed from society, IMO. (Kill the subhuman filth, Patrick Kennedy, and thousands more.) The idea and goal is not revenge — God alone will have that task — but rather zero recividism against society's innocents. Kill them without mercy or any appeals. Let God sort it out.
Fuck the whining, cowardly, leftist filth at Amnesty Int'l! We don't kill nearly enough subhuman trash and garbage, IMO, and society's innocents are kept at risk by them being allowed to live.
Wooooooooo-Hooooooooooooo! The SCOTUS finally did something right: allowing lethal injections to go forward! There are hundreds waiting to righteously DIE on death rown, so SPIKE THE SUBHUMAN FILTH!
And some say the Internet is killing the English language. To that I respond, "Ptui!" — a word I recently gleaned-off Wordie. "Like Flickr but without the photos," this site calls out to list-makers and language enthusiasts everywhere. At this very moment, more than 10,000 lists have been created on the site, all celebrating the sounds of words: "accelerando," "corrosive," "peckish." More than 100,000 unique utterances have been summoned and lovingly pored over: "malevolent," "knave," "anorak." And nearly 6,000 tried-and-true wordinistas have flocked to the webpage to mingle among all these antique, avant-garde, or unappreciated terms: "chuffed!" ¡Que viva Wordie! Romp through the "recent words" section, acquaint yourself with the top 100 citers, linger among the most recent themed attractions, and then declare yourself a wordie. Go forth, friends, and flourish linguistically.