union thugs & punks
friday, march 18th, 2011
at one time in America's short 235 year history, unions played an important role in helping the average worker gain concessions for better working conditions, decent wages and safer jobs. Over the past 40-50 years, they have become almost solely responsible for the demise of many US Industries: textile, automotive, manufacturing, R&D, pharmaceutical, and dozens more. Their unfunded pension liability and entitlement demands, promulgated by corrupt, past liberal-demokkkRAT governors, have bankrupted almost 30 states. In 2010, those and many other states threw the filthy lib-dem scum out of office and voted-in Republicans to "fix the problem". But is it really "fixable" by anyone?
In some states' cases, yes; in other states' case, no. Wisconsin is a case-study of how Gov Scott Walker (Conservative-WI) is fighting an uphill battle, with little chance of winning it without massive public support and aggressive demonstrations against the corrupt, violent, hate-America, liberal-demokkkRAT party-funding, public union thugs.
Compare state-owned and run CNN's headline and an Independent's headline, of the same event. Whom do you believe? PMS-NBC is even worse than CNN, when it comes to being in-the-pocket of corrupt unions and leftist thugs and liberal-demokkkRATs.
After the Wisconsin Senate passed the bill without the corrupt lib-dem trash in attendance, union thugs and punks overran police barricades, sent multiple death threats to Wisconsin GOP Senators and Gov Walker, and lowlife, shit-for-brains, harelipped racist agitator Jesse Jackson, threatened to "escalate the violence". Fat pig, multi-millionaire Mikey Moore, is on his way to help the pro-union, violent scumbags.
Then there are ignorant, stupid, liberal morons like Sally Kohn, who wrote pro-thuggery-union bullshit such as this biased liberal crap. Rich vs poor; same-o, same-o bullshit that's been foisted on the American Public for decades, now that unions have long-outlived their usefulness to anyone, and especially the average worker. Public unions bankrupt local, state and federal governments, as well as businesses and corporations and take billions from hard-working US Taxpayers. Sally Kohn is a brainless, idiotic, "community organizer (like the ∅bummer lowlife) and political commentator", who can't find her own tits breasts with both hands in a well-lit room, let alone write a truthful, cogent opinion of anything mildly-complicated requiring any degree of objectivity.
UAW, AFL-CIO, SEIU, NEA and a hundred other lowlife dirtbag thug, scum and punk-filled public sector unions and to a certain degree, private sector unions, should be charged, tried and convicted under the RICO Act, and all their management heavily-fined and imprisoned. Their corrupt organizations must be broken-up and US Taxpayers given monetary relief from the onerous benefits, outrageous pensions and entitlements burdens, imposed on government and private corporations over the past 40-50 years. Unions have outlived their usefulness now, and must be defunded and disbanded, NOW!
10 reasons public school teachers and corrupt, thuggish, violent, bullying unions are failing children and bankrupting America. Any disagreements, anyone? Thought so.
When you take the time to "understand" it all, it boils down to this: Bullying, Thuggery, and Violence by the Left is really Love. Control and Govt Censorship of Speech is "Free Speech". Inducing tumors by TSA-forced radiation protects people from terrorists. TSA Agents Groping genitals of young girls protects them from terrorists. Taking and storing pictures of nude children for ACORN's files protects them from terrorists. islamic Jihad against America is a Good thing and Must be Encouraged. Capitalism and competition is communistic, right-wing, and evil. Having no Press Conferences is the same as "Meeting the Press". Obstructing Congress regarding Terrorists in the Homeland is "Transparency". Giving Financial Help to America's Enemies is Just Good Sense. Marines and Soldiers who do Not Shoot Back is to win the Battle. Controlling All Foods and Additives give Americans Choice. Helping Terrorists Improves US Security. Destroying NASA gets America into space. Releasing all Nuclear Secrets to America's Enemies is Transparency. Transferring Healthcare $$$ of Americans to bankers (plus kickbacks to Congress and ∅bummer) is a Double Plus Good. Destroying Small business is Double Plus Good. Everything still is "Bush's Fault". America's (alleged) weakness is ∅bummer's Greatness and Divine Mission. Commissar Dictatorships without Accountability Is Separation of Power. All Small Business Innovation Shall be Controlled at the Oval Office. The Oval Office firing a Business' CEO is not Control. Refusing FOIA Requests is Openness. Censorship in America is Transparency. Censoring Opposing Views is Fairness (Doctrine). Freed terrorists deserve welfare, healthcare, college, and taxpayer funded IVF. Criminal Illegal Aliens Before American Veterans for Health Care. Criminal Illegal Aliens Before American Children for College. Obama-Controlled Neoslavery is Freedom. Medical Records Held by the State is Privacy. Rationing Healthcare Creates Jobs. Better Healthcare for US Officials is Wonderful. Four Score Missing Nuclear Weapons Computers is Security. A Two-tiered Tax System favoring Politicians is Fair. Eliminating US Military Capacity is Increasing Strength. Freed, Armed Terrorists Make for Improved American Safety. War is Peace (*). Freedom is Slavery (*). Ignorance is Strength (*). [*from "1984", by George Orwell; the rest is instituted by the undocumented, incompetent, half-breed, lowlife dirtbag, Kenyan filth Imam and ∅bummer, in the WH.]
Around The Garden Center
After almost 41 hours of record rainfall, it finally stopped raining. At least there was no snow at the end of it all, as there was last weekend with the 2" of ice and snow. Everything is either near-flooded or flooded, and rivers, stream and creeks are cresting at flood stage, all over the area. My billion gallon retention ponds had easily-overflowed by 1:00pm Thursday, and would be filled to the brim for days to come. ***Flood Warnings*** continue for York, Lancaster, Adams and all eastern PA counties, as well as NJ, NY and most of the Mid-Atlantic and New England States. Temps are in the mid-50s today, but are supposed to drop into the lower 40s over the weekend and all next week, as a northern "clipper" passes through. I can't remember, in the 21+ years I've been living here, anything close to the amount of rain we got over the past two days. Well, at least it wasn't snow!
My back was hurting so I slept-in until 6:00am on Friday, despite Murphy's protestations to the contrary. He's used to me getting-up at 4:30am, watering and feeding him, and he wasn't happy that I changed the schedule. But after drinking and eating, he curled-up on one of the sunroom's comfy rattan chairs and slept. I made breakfast, and with the condo's heat turned-up to 77•, my aching back began to feel better thanks to 2 aspirin. After making freshly drip-brewed French Roast coffee in my Chemex Coffeemaker, I run the stainless tea kettle on the gas burner for 10-15 minutes longer, to put some humidity (steam) back into the condo's air. While on the way into work, I didn't see any street barricades for localized flooding, but the way I go into the GC&N Complex isn't through any back roads; it's all main roads and they're usually clear of water. Snow and ice are a whole different matter.
Holy crap! A magnitude 8.9 magnitude (since upgraded to 9.0 magnitude) earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept (people), boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompting a "nuclear emergency". Local media reported at least 32 deaths, with hundreds more casualties feared. And the 8.9-magnitude quake, which struck at 2:46 pm local (Japan) time, prompted the US National Weather Service to issue a tsunami warning for at least 50 countries and territories. I hadn't heard anything about that tsunami incident until 7:10am Friday, when all the webpages changed from Charlie Sheen to the Japanese Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster 2011. The pictures and these films are gut-wrenching. Now, on Monday, all 3 reactors are going through a "meltdown". The poor Japanese people just can't catch a break from all of these ongoing disasters: first the earthquake, then the tsunami and now the 3 nuclear plants' explosions and possible meltdowns.
Gas prices at the pump are zooming off-the-charts, and are going to get a lot worse very soon. Unleaded Regular (87 oct) is at $3.39/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $3.49/gal, Premium (93 oct) is now at $3.69/gal and Diesel just climbed to $4.19/gal, in the York (PA) area at many of the larger gas stations. With crude ME oil prices topping $113.00/bbl on Friday morning, and then falling to $105.00/bbl after the tsunami in Japan later that day, I'm going to get hammered with fuel price surcharges on nursery stock shipments, from all over the country. I'm already getting faxed notices of such surcharges from my suppliers. According to this article, it will cost the average American Family over 28% more to fill up the car with gas from last year, or about $700, thanks directly to ∅bummer's corrupt, idiotic, moronic non-policies banning oil and gas exploration anywhere. Shit! Crap!
Dad and Arthur were in on Friday and we had a delivery of fertilizers and chemicals from Wetzel's in VA, which was postponed from Thursday, due to snow and truck problems. Sean and his lovely wife Christine, were also in with Max, their adopted Greyhound, to talk with me about an "Adopt A Greyhound" day on Saturday, May 7th. More to come on this great sponsorship opportunity as Sean forwards me further details for posting on my Corporate Site. I stayed and did paperwork and job scheduling until 3:45pm, and then quit for the day.
I decided to go to The Cabin after my 8:00pm church meeting. (Skip down to "The Cabin", below.)
Did you remember to set your clocks back 1 hour for DST on Saturday evening? I didn't; duh. I got them done on Sunday morning. I have a lot of digital and analog clocks at both home and the business to deal with.
I was asleep by 9:30pm on Sunday, as my 3-person cleaning crew — who've also cleaned my condo for the past 13 years — would be into the GC&N Complex around 9:30am, to do a very busy day's worth of dusting, vacuuming and wet-mopping of the Main Retail Building, my Office and attached bathroom. I had 10-15 errands on my "list" to get done, so I'd be leaving the place all to them for the better part of the day. Well, that plan didn't work out at all, as I was deluged with "visitors" and phone calls all day Monday, which interfered with the cleaning project and didn't free me up to run those errands until after closing at 3pm. GHs 2-4 need minor repairs and the Main Retail GH needs a complete recovering and thorough cleaning, so I will work on the latter this week. The contracted Amish crew will be recovering the Main GH in early April. I also have 2 computer training (and #1 front computer repair) days scheduled for this week, for a new and an existing employee. My L/R tire on the Jeep was going down from a slow leak, so I had to stop at one of the local Sheetz, where I get coffee and smokes every morning on the way into work, to fill it up with 40psi, before the rains get here Tuesday and Wednesday, until I can get it fixed. Like we needed more rain? At least it's not snow.
Tuesday - the Ides of March, when Julius Caesar was assassinated by the Roman Senate in 79AD - was a very hectic day, starting at 9am, when I arrived at the GC&N: 11 phone messages to return, new calls coming-in every 5-10mins, a new employee to train, last year's employees showing-up to get their starting hours and assignments for this season, hiring a new landscape-trainee, all 56 Jap Maples in GH-3 pushed into leaf and will be requiring dense shelter from the frost and cold until all foliage is sufficiently "hardened-off", all 500-600 perennials in GHs 1-4 will be requiring the same shelter where they're at in thise GHs, after pushing-out tender new growth, front counter computer #1 getting a "BSOD" (blue screen of death) and requiring replacement, a check of peripherals - printers, hand barcode scanners, cash drawers, receipt printers and more, it was frustrating. Mark had it straightened-out very professionally and promptly and we're back in business. I was there until 6:45pm with Mark from J&M Systems, in Baltimore, our go-to IT people and good friends for the past 8+ years for Radiant© System's CounterPoint© v7.x POS (point-of-sale) on the front 2 computer/ registers. It was a long day and I was glad to get home to feed my poor little condo cat, Murphy, who'd only had a snall can of Fancy Feast™, at 7am. He ate and drank ravenously and licked me to near-death.
Here's a primer on a Mass written in 40 & 60 vocal parts, and up to 80 parts at the end, termed "polyphony", lost for 450 years, and just found at the National Library of Paris, listed under the wrong name and title, instead of I Fagiolini Striggio (1536-1592). Here's the definitive backgrounder on Striggio's just-found works. Listen to the links in posts 3 & 11. It's the most beautiful music I've ever heard, and I'm a "recovering Methodist". BTW, I'm a huge fan and collector of the many concertos and sonatas, which composer Antonio Vivaldi (1648-1741) has written. This music by Striggio and Tallis transcends all religions, as does Vivaldi's works, IMO.
Here's another 40-part choral polyphony, by a earlier, different composer, Thomas Tallis (1505-1585): "Tallis - Spem In Alium" to listen to. Many more Tallis compositions, are linked right here. I could lay in bed all-day Sunday and just listen to this music through and through; same with Striggio's beautiful and wondrous works. I took 8 years of Latin and a year of Classical Greek, in both Mt Prospect High School (IL) and at Drake University (IA), so I understand the Mass completely.
Kim's already on-the job, as are Alan and Arthur, and Alan's interviewing Kim's 18-year old son, with some lscp experience, on Friday, to round-out the 3rd landscaper position on the one crew I now have. Normally, I have two 3-man lscp crews, but the past lousy economic years have forced me to downsize, and get busy bringing-in undone jobs from 2010 with Rich, my PA Registered Landscape Architect. It's going to be another tough season, I believe.
It rained hard Tuesday night, but by the time I was up and had made breakfast, it was clearing-off; still drizzling and a bit chilly at 37°F, but at least no frost. That would be coming in later days and weeks ahead. As I said, "March isn't over and April can be almost as volatile". I was out the door and off to work by 7:30am, since I had Alan, Arthur and Kim coming in all day. Steffi, the PSU/ BS in Horticulture grad and my new GH & Nrsy Mgr, whom Kim will eventually report to, will start on Monday 3/28 at full-time work. It was going to be another busy, "get the Complex ready" day and next several weeks for all of us. It had taken quite a beating over the late Fall and Winter months from the weather, age and "benign neglect", and needed a lot of TLC to bring it back to where I'd had it 8-21 years ago.
Wednesday was another hectic day getting the Center cleaned-up and ready for business, beginning Saturday, April 2nd. That's when we go back on Spring Hours, and I'm not looking forward to it. I found out some very disappointing things about two former employees; one of whom I'll be considering taking legal action against with my corporate attorney, and possibly into court. The other badmouthed me and the Center on a webpage, and she's not welome here anymore. It's a shame, as I liked them both, and their work for my company, very much. Dad, Alan, Kim and Arthur were in until 3pm, and I left around 4pm, so I could get home, water and feed Murphy, and get to my dinner engagement by 6pm. I had several stops to make on the way home and traffic was snarled. Lots of people "with nowhere to go and all day to get there". I had dinner with Linda and her wonderful friend, Sherry, at a well-known, landmark restaurant in nearby Wrightsville, on the edge of the Susquehanna River. A very nice evening, to be sure.
I was up at 6am on Thursday, fed and watered Murphy, made breakfast and tried to logon: nothing. CommieCast was down and my email and browser clients went nowhere. I had CATV, but no Net access. I unplugged and re-plugged the cable modem box 11 times, but to no avail. Nothing. I called CommieCast's "automated help & tech service" and found that "they were having an outage in my area, and that it would be fixed shortly", as their so-called technicians "were working on it". I'd get an "automated callback between 8am-9am to inform me of its repair status". WTF? Pissed-off, I went to work, only to find that my website hoster/ domain email service provider, www.moderntymes.com, had switched email hosting to "cloud service at Google" and I had no Net/email access there, either in my Office or at the front counter units. Well duh; our ISP, Double Dog Communications in York, also relies on CommieCast for service. WTF!
Doing a "slow burn", I drove to work, called Doug at MT.com and he stepped me through it all. My BP dropped 75pts after getting a browser and email running in my Office; I'll deal with the 2 front counter units on Friday. Thursday was a busy day, with all kinds of people coming-in, wanting work done, tri-axle dumptrucks delivering ¾" crushed bluestone for re-stoning the retail display area and GHs, York-raking the stoned areas clear of Winter debris, re-setting the drip irrigation lines, returning phone call messages, continuing to fax in orders for perennials from local growers, scheduling deliveries of nursery stock from the 7 growers (instead of the usual 13-15, including left coast growers) and a hundred other things needing to be done. I called it quits at 5pm, while everyone else had left at 4pm or earlier. Tomorrow's another day to work on it all over again, before the "Spring Rush" really hits us.
The “Virtual Cabin” – A Novella
I was ready to get away for a peaceful weekend, without either the Garden Center or Adam's Junction Police business being in my way. So I packed my duffle bag on Thursday evening and loaded the Jeep with it, my AR-10 .308cal and Remy 11-87 Semi-Automatic 12ga, and some canned food goods for The Cabin's pantry. After my 8:00pm Red Lion Church Meeting, I left for I-83 and headed north to the Adam's Junction, the small village nestled in the northern mountains. It would be a trip that I wouldn't soon forget.
While we got (unofficially) 3.1" of rain at the Garden Center, Adam's Junction and its surrounds got a whole lot more and the runoff would continue for
As I was driving toward The Cabin on one of the sideroads after leaving I-83, I saw many streams of water coming down the mountainsides, loosening vegetation and the older trees. I heard a roar and saw in my rearview mirror a mudslide coming down on to the road where I'd just been in the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Laredo", just a fraction of a second before. So I sped-up as I neared my driveway and turned into the 1,000ft gravel drive to The Cabin. I stopped the Jeep about 100ft into the drive, and walked back to the road, where I saw another slide coming down just 50-70ft north of where I was standing, violently-shaking the ground, effectively blocking the road from both directions and somewhat unnerving me. I was isolated from I-83 and Adam's Junction. So I got back into the Jeep and drove to the front turnaround and into the left-side carport, to unload and get into The Cabin. After disarming the building, I tried to turn-on the lights but had no electricity, so I threw the emergency solar generator switch and had the lights and furnace working in a matter of minutes. Power lines were obviously down somewhere and unless my neighbors had generators too, they were in the dark and cold. At least Jenny was glad to see me, and I refilled her 3 bowls. The Cabin tremored slightly as I heard another roar of a mudslide coming down on to the road, well over 1,000ft away. I used my cellphone and called into the Dispatcher at the Police Station, and she told me that no one was there; even Capt Bunce was out on the road with Sgt Clay and their 5 Deputies, trying to keep traffic off of the roads until the power company could restore power to the village and surrounding areas. I told her that I was completely cut-off from them, since numerous mudslides had blocked the road in both directions. She said she'd get a message to Sgt Clay and the Dep't of Public Works, about the road blockages. I turned on the Police Scanner, which didn't draw much juice.
As soon as the inside temp hit 77°F, I turned-off the furnace to conserve stored electric power, left the generator at 25% to power lights and appliances, and lit a fire in the hearth, with the damper only halfway open. It reflected the heat back into The Cabin very nicely. I'd closed the floor vents in both bedrooms to heat only the livingroom, kitchen and bathroom, also to conserve heat. After bringing-in several loads of split firewood and a couple of whole 3ft logs from the tarped Firewood Stack on the Back Porch, I'd sleep on the sofa near the fire tonight, with Jenny on her bearskin rug and we'd be okay until the road was cleared and power was restored. I had plenty of reserve electric power, LPG in tanks and food and water to last me several weeks, if I didn't waste the electric, by letting the generator run unnecessarily. Mt cellphone rang and it was Sgt Clay returning my earlier call. I told him that I'd just made it into The Cabin, before being cut-off and isolated by the mudslides. He said that road crews were trying to clear roads and that they'd get to my road as soon as possible. I detailed my situation and he noted that there were others in the outlying areas in more desperate shape, and that they'd get priority. I had no problem with that and told him so. I had a couple of unread books to get through while I waited for relief. He said he wished he had me as a Deputy right now to help out the rest of his Department, but they'd get along without me for now.
I went to sleep with a roaring fire, several blankets and Jenny at around 11:15pm. We'd be okay, I kept telling myself and her. I had my cellphone on recharge, as it was showing only 2 bars.
I must have woken-up 8-10 times during the night due to various distant mudslide tremors and the dwindling fire, so I knew I'd be napping during Saturday to catch-up on my sleep. I was just glad it wasn't bitter cold outside anymore, or snowing, and that Spring was almost here. Temps dropped into the low-40s at night, but we stayed warm and cozy in The Cabin. I made breakfast at 5:30am, fed Jenny, and went back to sleep on the couch. I'd have to go to the Firewood Storage Shed in the Backyard with the wheelbarrow, and restock the porch stockpile after mostly depleting it on Friday night. That would take several hours on dry, hard ground, but the waterlogged yard would make it more difficult to push a fully-loaded one-wheeler nearly 210ft/ 70 yards. I'd get it done if it took all day; afterall, I had nothing else to do. I was effectively marooned in the mountains.
After waking-up around 9:30am, I made fresh-ground, French Roast coffee in my Chemex Coffeemaker, was standing in the front bay window sipping it, when a mother black bear and 3 cubs scurried across the front 4-acre meadow. Many wild animals would be "denning", now that they had broken their Winter sleep routine, and taking their young out foraging and for hunting practice. I didn't want to run into, and have to shoot any in self-defense, so I'd have to pick my spots very carefully, yet take along the Beowulf® .50cal with an EoTech® Red Dot Scope, and 10 extra 11-round mags of .50cal 335gr .50cal rounds (causing massive damage to whatever it hits inside of 200yds). Buckshot wouldn't do it alone on a 400lb angry female or 600-lb PO'd male. I finished my coffee and figured that I'd shave, shower and change into fresh clothes after getting the firewood and 3ft whole logs re-supplied and tarped on the back porch. I started at 10:15am and finally finished around 3:30pm, with a 20 minute lunch break. I could hear the sounds of heavy equipment echoing in the distance, and figured it was some of the emergency Public Works Road Crews trying to clear the road's mudslides. Yet I was prepared for another day and night in isolation with my fire, my books and with Jenny.
I laid-out my rifle and shotgun on newspaper on the massive oak Dining Room Table, to clean, whether they needed it or not. Each had its own specialized Hoppe's Cleaning Kit and I spent nearly 3 hours breaking-down the 3 units, hand-cleaning and re-assembling them. I did the same for my personal carry sidearm, the Kimber® 1911 "Eclipse Target II" .45cal ACP, with Premium 8-round Wilson Combat Magazines. Weird note: I love the smell of Hoppe's No. 9 Solvent (Cleaning Fluid) — it's probably toxic as hell, but I've been smelling it since cleaning my first .22cal Mossberg Rifle, which Dad bought me in 1958, when I was in the Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout, Class of 1963) for summer camp NRA target competition — and think it would make a wonderful "after-shave". Okay, okay, I'm strange; I admit it.
I re-stoked the fire and continued my reading of "Pillars Of The Earth", with a fresh-brewed mug of French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee. The sky had cleared and temps were already up in the lower-50s by 10:30am. At least it was a nice day to be marooned. I drove the Jeep down to the driveway entrance, got out and walked north on the road toward the mudslide and around it, only to see another one 100 yards up the road. There I could see that large earth-moving equipment was making short work of the pile of mud, rocks and vegetation, including 2 large trees. As they broke through the last of the roadblock, I waved to the operator of the massive 112-ton CAT D-11 Dozer, whom I recognized as one of Adam's Junction's Public Works supervisors. He'd cleared 3 mudslides and would be coming for the ones blocking me from both I-83 and the village of Adam's Junction, next. The roads were still full of smaller piles of mud and shale, which smaller machinery was beginning to clean-up the leftover debris left by the D-11. They'd also brought-in the Fire Dept's Pumper to hose-off the mud from the road into the creek, running alongside the road. Oooo-rah! I drove back to The Cabin as dusk closed-in.
Going out on The Cabin's massive right-side deck & picnic table later, I stepped down on to the front stoned-turnaround, amd as I suspected it was soggy and oozed water between the 6" layers of ¾" crushed bluestone base. It still hadn't drained very well, yet. The ground was unbelieveably waterlogged after 6½" of unending rainfall. I went back inside to stay warm, as night was coming and temps would be dropping into the upper-30s/ lower-40s. After turning-up the furnace to 78°F, The Cabin rapidly warmed-up and I shut-off the furnace to conserve electricity and closed the 2 bedroom doors to conserve heat. The solar back-up control panel told me that I was at 94% of stored electrical reserves, more than enough for another 12-14 days, if I continued to conserve.
I made dinner — Allen Bros 10oz Prime-Cut Filet Mignon topped with bleu cheese, baked potato w/ butter & bleu cheese, and applesauce — and fed Jenny again, did the dishes and put them in the sink rack to dry. After going back to reading, I re-stoked the fire and moved the couch closer to the massive hearth for the night's sleep. Although I just wanted a weekend without any interruptions — such as Adam's Junction Police Duty or the many possible Garden Center concerns — I didn't want or need this kind of isolation. This was more than I bargained for. I missed my leisurely drives through Adam's Junction enjoying it's quaint, well-kept, turn-of-the-20th-century homes, as well as Bev & Tony's General Store and Nell's Kitchen. I was still hearing the heavy equipment noise and seeing their massive spotlights just north of my driveway entrance, and hoped they were making good progress in clearing the roads there, and to the south toward the interstate. I needed to be back at work on Monday by 10am, since my cleaning crew had postponed their all-day Saturday cleaning job in the Main Retail Building, Office, Kitchenette & my Bathroom, until Monday morning at 10am. Nothing I could do personally right now to affect what ws going on outside, except get some quality sleep tonight and sleep late on Sunday morning. l retired at 11pm amd Jemmy soon joined me.
Sunday morning came early and fast, although I had a very good (shortened by DST) night's sleep for a change. I got up at (5am) 6am DST, turned-up the heat to 78°F, watered and fed Jenny, and then went back to sleep for a few more hours to catch-up on the switchover to DST. After getting back up, making breakfast — 3 Sunnyside-up Eggs, 2 slices of Texas Toast, Bacon & Hash Browns/Fries, oatmeal, Fresh-Squeezed OJ and fresh-brewed French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee (from fresh, whole beans) with my Chemex® Drip System — I got dressed and drove the Jeep out to the road to see what the road crews had accomplished overnight. Mirable dictu! The roads were clear and washed-off of all mud and debris and eminently-passable. It was now 6:45am, and I called into the Adam's Junction Police Dispatcher, to see if Sgt Clay was there yet. He wasn't, but would be in shortly and would call me back. I drove back to The Cabin to do a load of laundry, vacuum and put dishes away. I contiued listening to the police scanner, as I had all weekend. The solar control panel was now at 91% of stored power; still plenty for what I needed.
I turned-off all lights and appliances, grabbed my Full-Auto, Class III AR-10® .308cal (7.62 x 51mm NATO), with the Leupold® Gold Dot Mark 4 CQ/T Scope, put it in the backseat of the Jeep, armed the building and left for Adam's Junction to get some cigarettes and gas. I drove past the Aam's Junction Police Station and the Fire Station — their parking lots were almost deserted except for the employees' vehicles, as they were all out on emergency calls — and into Roy's Shell Station to fill-up. Regular gas was up to $3.65/gal now and I needed 18+ gals ($65.70!). No receipt this time; I forgot to ask for one. I then left for Bev & Tony's General Store to get some Marlboro®s, which were also up to $65.60/carton/ Yikes! Almost makes me want to quit smoking. I bought a carton of Marlboro®s and two 50lb bags of dry Iams® dogfood, a case of canned Iams®dogfood and chatted for a while with Bev, as Roy was at Church now, and would be back by 11am. This time, the subject of Gabrielle didn't even come up; we were both cried-out, it seems. It was now 8:15am and just getting light with the new time change, which would take some getting used to, after losing an hour of sleep. I hate going to work in the dark, even if it stays lighter later in the evening. I paid her and told her to say hi to Tony when he returns.
Continuing my drive around Adam's Junction, I didn't see many flooded streets anymore, as the floodwaters had receeded and the storm drains were doing their job. None of the quaint homes had been damaged, but the road and streets had noticeably more cracks and potholes in them than I'd remembered, probably from their crushed stone bases being undermined by the water. I saw Clay's cruiser parked on Maple & 23rd, and pulled-up behind it. He was inside the Medical Professional Building, housing AJ's 5 doctors and 3 dentists, investigating an alarm from one of the offices. The front door was open, so I drew my the Kimber 1911 "Eclipse Target II" .45cal ACP and stepped inside the hallway. I heard Clay's voice ordering someone to put down the weapon and get his hands up where he could see them; then, three gunshots. I crept forward to the last door and saw both Sgt Clay and another man sprawled on the floor, bleeding; Clay shot once and the other man shot twice. As I entered the doctor's waiting room, another man opened the door and came out gun first. I yelled for him to drop it and he fired, narrowly missing me. I returned fire through the glass and wood in the door — 4 shots of 8 in my first magazine — and he collapsed next to the shattered door. There aren't many doors or walls that a FMJ (full metal jacketed) .45cal ACP won't easily-penetrate. The man lying wounded on the floor reached for his gun, and I shot him "centermass"; he died trying. I grabbed Clay's radio from his police belt and radioed for back-up and a two ambulances: Officer Down! to the Dispatcher. Two bad guys down, none to go as I searched the rest of the office suite and came-up empty.
Clay had been hit in the right shoulder and I put pressure on the wound to slow the bleeding, until the EMTs and back-up Police help got here. I secured the other 2 mens' pistols and used Clay's cuffs to secure them to each other, wrist to foot; they weren't going anywhere, but I still wasn't taking any chances. I checked their necks for a pulse, but found none. The man I'd shot through the door had a paperbag full of Rx drugs from Dr Bob Hansen MD's medicene cabinet, which had spilled all over the bloody floor. I started kicking the bottles to the side wall, away from Clay, so no one stepped on them, as he began to regain consciousness, and told him that medical and back-up help were on the way. It was going to get real crowded in here, shortly. He was glad to see me and thanked me for saving his life, and he laid back and closed his eyes. The medics said both of the perps were dead, but that Clay would be okay, after surgery. They took him "Code 3" straight to Memorial Hospital and "tagged & bagged" the other two. By now, Capt Bunce, Deputies Tim and Alex were here and already going-over the crime scene for evidence and taking my statement and pictures of the scene. Capt Bunce called-in CSI for Monday, to do a more thorough investigation. Good thing I'd had my Deputy Badge on my belt, right in front of my .45cal, as I was "officially-at-work" the second I stepped through the front door with my weapon drawn. I had a boatload of paperwork ahead of me, depositions to give and it was only 11:20am. The office was offically designated as a crime scene and yellow "Police Line" tape barred the door until CSI arrived.
I stopped by Memorial Hospital and was told that Sgt Clay was still in surgery, and that his family and Capt Bunce would be notified when he was in recovery. I was getting hungry and called Nell's Kitchen Restaurant & Drive-In to order lunch, as well as notified the Dispatcher that I'd be taking a "10-20 lunch 20mins" in 10-15 minutes. Nell's was on the other side of town and my order was ready by the time I got there and went inside to grab a stool at the Front Lunch Counter. I have this "thing" about keeping my back to a wall and all entrances in front of me, so I took a seat at the far right end, where I could keep an eye on the door and main seating area in the restaurant. I had a roast beef sandwich smothered in gravy with a side order of homefries also covered in gravy and a glass of water. After eating, paying, tipping and leaving, I radioed Capt Bunce about Clay and he said he hadn't heard from the hospital yet. I told him that I'd stay until 5:00pm, if he needed me, but otherwise I would be leaving for York, after doing the requisite paperwork. I had a busy two weeks coming up and needed to get some chores done and quality sleep.
Capt Bunce said he'd call me with Clay's condition after he knew it, from the hospital OR Team Doctor. I wasn't needed to stay-on until 5pm and, after finishing the small mountain of paperwork, left for The Cabin to get packed and close down for the trip back to York. I refilled Jenny's 3 bowls, turned-off the generator switch since electricity had been restored, armed the building and left for I-83 south, to go home. I'd had enough for the past few days, and needed some "sanity" back in my life. (Jump-up to "Around The Garden Center".)
muslim "Heritage" In America?
Ol' shit-for-brains, Barack Hussein ∅bummer, during his Cairo speech, said: "I know, too, that islam has always been a part of America's story." Say what, ∅bummer?
Really? Were those muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians. Were those muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.
Can you show me one muslim signature on the United States Constitution? Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights? Didn't think so.
Did muslims fight for this country's freedom from England? No.
Did muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half brother, a devout muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though muslims of Arabic descent refer to "black muslims" as "pug nosed slaves." Says a lot of what the muslim world really thinks of your family's "rich islamic heritage," doesn't it Mr. ∅bummer?
Where were muslims during the Civil Rights Era of this country? Not present. There are no pictures or media accounts of muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King Jr, or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.
Where were muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the 'hajib' or 'burka', or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the muslims are all for women's rights, aren't they, ∅bummer?
Where were muslims during World War II? They were aligned directly with Adolf Hitler, and the Nazis. The muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi's in killing Jews.
Finally, Mr. ∅bummer, where were muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren't flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day. Strangely, the very "moderate" muslims who's asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.
And THAT, Mr. ∅bummer, is the "rich heritage" muslims have here in America.
Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were and still are, all murderous muslim garbage, richly deserving of summary death.
And now we can add November 5th, 2009: the slaughter of 13 American dead and wounding of 29 other American Soldiers at Fort Hood by a muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist, and who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The "heritage" of any and all subhuman muslim slime, garbage and scum in America is that of wanton destruction, murder and death. From 9-11 to so-called "honor killings", to massacres on US Army Bases and the many plots to blow-up people, places and things, the subhuman muslim filth are indeed, "The Enemy Within Our Gates".
The real enemy is islam, not just "radicalized muslims", Rep Peter King (R-NY). Wake-up America and smell the islamic stench surrounding us all!
That finally, Mr. ∅bummer is the "muslim heritage" in America. All muslims and everything islamic should be outlawed in America, and should be made prunishable by summary execution, IMO.
∅bummer, your "muslim heritage" is piracy, plain and simple, going back hundreds of years and continuing today.
mo-Ham-head + allah = Satan!
Any questions, half-breed, sambo, lowlife scumbag, you stinking ∅bummer asshole?
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 tay 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. 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!
We are in a mini-ice-age for the next 30 years; get used to it!
UN: Glaciers are melting in some part of the world, while increasing in other parts of the world. So frigging what, dumbass UN scumbag trash? It's been happening for millions of years, idiots!
"Slime Magazine" can't even get it right. Read Bryan Walsh's crap and tripe about blizzards.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode
Lowlife dirtbag, terrorist-suporter, racist, hate-America, piece-of-pigshit US Congressman, Keith Ellison (muslime-MN), boo-hooed at the US Rep Peter King's (Patriot-NY) House of Representatives committee hearing on radicalization in the US treasonous, murderous muslim community. Grow-up and face reality, Eliscumbag sambo!
IMO, all so-called "Palestinians" — who are really subhuman, murderous muslim filth — should be exterminated from the face of this earth. Palestine was Jewish territory until 1964, when the Egyptian, AIDS-riddled, boy-buggering faggot, Arafat, named the muslim garbage/trash/shit as the sole inhabitants. Before that, "Palestine" is the name the Romans used to call the Jewish State of Israel. Once again, KILL THE mUSLIMS!
Following his weekend appearance at a rally of the protesters in the state capitol, the ignorant fat pig, anti-capitalist, Mikey Moore, popped over to The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, ranting about the breaking news in Madison while presenting his case for arresting Oprah Winfrey and the other 399 richest people in America. Michael Moore, Socialist Statesman, calling the richest 400 Americans ‘criminals’ who robbed, cheated and stole from the rest of the country and should be locked up for their crimes. Here are a few names of these evil-doers provided by the Forbes Magazine List of the 400 Wealthiest Americans. In addition to the list of the "Most Wanted", Generalisso Fatso Moore also announced that this is officially a "war". Please, someone find Lee Harvey Oswald and re-arm him with a better, high-powered rifle!
∅bumer is a lying, half-breed, smbo, racist, muslim, piece-of-pigshit filth. Any questions, America?
F•ck the lowlife, subhuman, dirtbag liberal scumbag filth, Jan Beranek at Greenpeace and Philip White of CNIC for even issuing after-the-fact 20-20 hindsight statements like these about nuclear plants in Japan, after never saying a word about it, ever before. In other news, the sun rose in the east again, this morning. The 2 nuke reactors are having meltdowns!
WTF are we letting more murderous, subhuman Saudi muslim filth into the US for, after 15 of them did 9-11 to us? WTF!
If Col Muammar el-Qaddafi is slaughtering the subhuman muslim filth calling themselves "rebels", then I support him and his regime. F•ck and kill all of "the rebels", if they're murderous muslim garbage!
Eric Holder's DOJ has ok'd an "F" score for black police recruits in the Dayton (OH) PD? Huh? This is insane! Holder needs to go to prison, IMO, on racism and RICO charges.
Even shit-for-brain Republican mayors, like Miami-Dade's Carlos Alvarez, who raise property taxes in this terrible ∅bummer economy, are getting recalled. Don't raise taxes, idiots; CUT THE WASTEFUL EXPENSES, DAMMIT!
Some People Just Need Killing
This will do it!
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".
This piece of subhuman Iraqi muslim-pigshit, Hussain Al-Hussaini, helped Tim McVeigh with the OKC Bombing which murdered 168 people, including 13 babies and children at a daycare center in the Murrah Federal Building in '95, deserves SUMMARY KILLING, just like McVeigh got.