virtually away from it all
friday, january 15th, 2010
once in a while, I just have to get away from all the politics and bullshit — did I just say that out loud? — that I see and hear on a daily basis, in the state-controlled media.
I just can't take all the BS from the lying, half-breed, Kenyan-born, muslim POS and his marxist, commie, socialist, nazi, fascist minions at The White House, nor can I do anything concrete about it. I need a break from it. And I'm now "taking a break" from the state-controlled news, Talk Radio, newspapers (never read 'em), Net news sites, emails from said sites and from politically-inclined friends. I just can't take it in such daily "mega-doses", anymore.
I need a "virtual break" from it all. I'm going to my "virtual country cabin", in a small Pensylvania village of just over 9,000 people, north of York, where the snows are deep and the accompanying silence is also deep. I'll be taking some high-powered firearms and plenty of ammo, as I always do. Also, plenty of Allen Bros filet mignons, my small Char-Broil LPG grille, plenty of canned goods, eggs and breads.
Entering Adam's Junction
No computer, TV, radio; just a cellphone and its charger. My condo and office units will just have to wait for hardware upgrades, Win-7 O/S replacements, until I get back to reality. Whenever that is...
Around The Garden Center™.
We got 1-2" of snow Thursday night, so I decided to do a quick plow and front steps' shoveling on Friday morning, since the next 4-5 days will only be in the mid-20s, and it'll freeze hard. Wind chills will be in the single-digits and it'll be brutal. I loaded-up the raised birdfeeding platform with another 30lbs of seed. More snow coming Tuesday.
The bitter cold weather continues. 22°F, windy and an 11°F wind chill. All is well in the Main GH, after yesterday's "water fiasco"; it's dried-out nicely and it's once again nice not to have frozen pipes leaking in the Complex. One thing the cold weather is good for, is killing insects and disease, meaning that we'll have less of both around for the 2010 gardening season. In past mild Winters, we've suffered in the following gardening seasons with an abundance of insects and disease.
There goes the price of orange juice.
D•••• is back working on gdnctr v4.0, after taking several weeks off to work on another website. I do what she asks me to do, but she's so far ahead of me in CSS-xhtml, she's the team's lead coder. We'll be uploading all the pages and pieces to a "secret site" for debugging, and then "go live" within 2-3 weeks. I'll keep you posted.
Gas prices in the York (PA) area broke $3 over the weekend. Unleaded Regular (87oct) now at $2.79, Unleaded Premium (89oct) now at $2.89/gal, and Unleaded Super Premium (92oct) at $3.09/gal, with Diesel also rising to $2.75/gal. And with 100 million bushels of the 2009 corn crop to be lost, the price of the costly and inefficient ethanol is going to skyrocket, driving-up gas prices even further.
My IRA's — American Funds — has risen 35% in December and another 11% in January, so far. It's almost halfway back to where it was when it collapsed in early-2008. I'm leaving it where it is, to get back at as much as I can, before pulling it all out; screw the US Gov't penalty for "healthcare's a right"?
Things are getting busy, after several months of downtime and doldrums. The pace of media selection, marketing and advertising is ramping-up, to get ready for the Sat, April 10th, 20th Open House. I've got a lot of loose ends to tie together and coordinate, to make this happen. I'm happy that things are finally *happening".
One of the overhead watering pipes in GH-4 burst on Thursday morning when Jennifer came in to water the 6 GHs. I left a message for Alan to come in a repair it as soon as possible. With warmer temps and sunny days, the nursery stock is going to dry out quickly. Oh well, one day at a time. That's about all I can handle right now.
Some People Just Need Killing™.
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Just & RIGHT!
Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world". Well said, Joe Farrah.
Judge Komanski for President!
The 25 Worst Web Sites.
First thing I did, natch, was make sure I wasn't on there. (Checkgood to go.) Looking back at the entire history of the Web (uh, about 12 years), I bring you "the world's dumbest dot-coms and silliest sites". Scanning the complete list, you may feel a well of nostalgia for such naive ventures as Webvan, Pets.com, and CD Universe, as well as early examples of the Web's viral nature like I Kiss You! and the dancing baby. You'll also find some surprises: Hotmail comes in at number 20, Microsoft Windows Update at number 16. As for number 1, well, that's bound to be controversial. Or maybe not. Feel free to comment.