Friday, July 2nd, 2010
i don't enjoy the heat or cold anymore; I prefer Fall and Spring's more gentle temperatures instead of the extremes we go through in Winter and Summer. If you've heard me say that once, you've hear me say it a hundred times here.
Back in the early-to-mid-70s, I lived in Miami-Coral Gables, and it was just miserable outside in the Summer. Wearing suits for work, we went from AC'd offices to AC's company fleet cars, and when the day was over, changed into swimsuits and plunged into the apartment complex's massive swimming pool. Not much else to do. Around here, the Garden Center's Office is AC'd, and since day one, I wanted to AC the Main Building, but it was cost prohibitive 21 years ago. The overhead paddle and desk fans provide some relief, but it's just moving hot air around. Winter is another story, for another time.
I'm finding that I'm drinking 1-2 gallons of water a day now, just to keep-up my bodily fluids level; 3x what I normally drink in Spring or Fall. I hate the taste of Gatorade®, but that would be the drink-of-choice for hot, sweaty days, if they'd just make it more palatable. Maybe I just need to swallow it faster and chase it with some water or Scotch?
The worst of the Summer is yet to come: July, August and September, and with the *drought* we're in right now, those are even drier months. When the corn leaves curl-up, it's really bad. I'm not looking forward to more dry months and plant casualties.
Around The Garden Center™
Last Sunday was the final Sunday until September 5th, that we'd have to work 7 days a week. I would finally get a day off after 4 weeks of working non-stop. I am truly looking forward to sleeping until 12noon or later on those Sundays, and maybe attending church, once or twice.
Temps hit 93°F with a 99.7% Heat Index, on Sunday. Luckily, I have a couple of spare shirts in the Jeep and can change into something dry and comfortable. It was surprising the numnber of people through the Center, all making small-sized purchases, and some new people who've moved to this area from other states.
For those of us using Win-7 (I use Pro), here are some great keyboard productivity shortcuts. Plus, if you're into Win-7 "Gadgets", as I am, here's a boatload of 'em. Want to "personalize" your copy of Win-7? Fun stuff.
It poured for a good 35 mins on Monday afternoon, with more heading our way for the evening. Jennifer's off on the weekends now, as we're officially closed in July & August, and will re-open on Sunday September 5th. I writing ad copy for the 50% Off Fall Sale - I never thought I'd ever do this, but times are tough - and will begin the graphics work with my graphics shop later in the week.
There are 4 Full Episodes and dozens of short clips of "Justified", on this page. Watch 'em while you can!
I was so exhausted from working 7 days a week, for the past 5 weeks, that I decided to take Wednesday off and go visit "The Virtual Cabin", and get some rest. I went home and fed and watered Murphy - Momma Kitty's oldest male kitten - and left for the mountains. I'd love to take him along, but since Jenny is a virtual dog, I don't know how they'd react to each other. Besides, I needed the rest and Murphy is a "handfull" at 15 yrs old. He still acts like a kitten.
I'm really concenred about 2010. I don't care what "they" say about us coming out of a recession; I'm more worried that we're going to have another, even deeper depression when the stock market bubble crashes.
The “Virtual Cabin” – A Novella™
I went to The Cabin on Tuesday evening, with Wednesday being my first weekday off in ~5 weeks. I had to get away for the day. Euthanizing and burying Momma Kitty was bad enough, but retail sales and the paucity of landscaping jobs was even worse. It looks like I'm going to have to lay some employees off, and cut back on others' hours; just keeping a "bare bones crew" to keep the GC&N functioning until Fall. I have over 27 multi-phase estimates out, and Rich has another 12 people to see, while we've only done 16 jobs so far. We should be at double that number by now.
A friend and longtime customer of 21 years, Jimmy Hartenstein III, only 43, died suddenly last Sunday at his home, and I was bummed out about that, too, along with the loss of Momma Kitty. I drank a 50-yr old Brandy toast to them both and lit my first Cuban cigar (don't ask), in a few weeks. I built a small fire and dozed-off for an hour or two, with Jenny curled-up at my feet on the Kodiak bearskin.
I showered, shaved and retired early and slept until 12 noon. I needed to do some food shopping back in York, so I loaded-up Jenny's dishes once more and headed back to York on my day off, to get that and some other chores done.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™
A "Bank Tax"? President Barack Obama, fresh from a win on a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations, on Saturday urged Congress to take up his proposal for a $90 billion, 10-year tax on banks as the next step in reform. There should have been no bailout; then we wouldn't need this socialist shit.
A "Carp Czar"? As concerns mount about the presence of Asian carp near Lake Michigan, US Sen Dick "Shit-For-Brains" Durbin (Liberal-IL) today urged President Obama to appoint a carp czar to oversee efforts to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.
Oh shit! Another recession is coming?! Based on evidence that has always and only been observed during or immediately prior to U.S. recessions, the U.S. economy appears headed into a second leg of an unusually challenging downturn. Where's the duct tape!?
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.
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. 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 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?
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to testify the truth, against con-man, liar, scumbag AlGoreBore's LIES! This is Commie Russia, NOT Free America!
Some People Just Need Killing™
This will do it!.
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.
Shoot the Grecian rioters with real bullets, not rubber bullets and stun grenades! Kill them all!
Good riddance and rot in hell, KKK Byrd, you racist son-of-a-bitch!