stop & go
friday, may 7th, 2010
if there was a way to "apply" WD-40 and Duct Tape to the 3 corrupt branches of the US Federal (& State Governments), to make them stop and start, as the Taxpaying American Public desired them to do, instead of the socialism-fascism-communism they now dump on all of us, it would be miraculous.
90% of the US Congress should be stood against a stone wall, and executed for treason, IMO. The other 10% are doing their jobs, as their Oath of Office dictated, and should be augmented by "Citizen Legisators", with 2-4 year limited terms, and then return to their businesses, as was the case back in the late 1700s and 1800s. The "career politicians" are useless and "worthless as teats on a bull", corrupt and criminal and well-deserving life in prison, if not outright execution.
Ameria is a dream, and the only way we can save Her is to bring our very best into that dream of excellence. We are beginning to do so with Tea Parties, but we have a long way to go to rid ourselves of the subhuman filth politicians-commies-fascists and dirtbags in DC. But, WE WILL WIN!
Around The Garden Center.™
Saturday was a thoroughly miserable day: 91°F and 60% humidity, and by the end of the day, all I wanted to GTF outta there and get a cool shower. A lot of plant material went through the Front Counter, and I sold the only tree for the day — a 6-7ft Japanese Bloodgood Maple (30gal) for Mother's Day — but Dad, Jennifer & Lee moved a lot of shrubs and perennials. Jennifer has the GHs and Nursery looking the best it's ever looked, so I gave her Sunday off, to be with Dave, her hubby. The rest of us come back from 11am - 4pm on Sunday, to do it all over again.
Sunday was even more thoroughly miserable than Saturday, with the humidity hovering at 70%, and only a few customers through, that it wasn't truly worth staying open, considering the receipts vs overhead costs; we about broke even. Not a good day.
My two favorite CATV Shows are "Justified" and "24", and I am leaning towards "Justified" as my all-time favorite, replacing "Jericho". Timothy Olyphant also starrted in "Hitman" and was the bad guy in "Live Free Or Die Hard", so he's more multi-faceted than Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer, CTU), IMO. "Hitman" was one of the best-ever movies I've seen in the past 25 years, on FXNetworks. Watch them and give me your opinion.
Tuesday was a beautiful day at work, and was fairly busy. We're having a severe irrigation problem: grit and dirt from our 3 of 6 weels is clogging-up our overhead sprinklers and field drip irrigation lines, and causing plants to dry-out. We're going to add another filter to the incoming lines to handle that problem, although the fine-mesh filters are good for less than a week, as they clog-up very quickly. I may have to dig the wells deeper than the 350ft that they're already dug, just to get rid of all the grit from the sides of the well, caving-in from the hard rains. Also, with all the new homes being built in my general area, the water table is dropping every year, lowering my wells' capability to deliver a quality flow to my thousands of plants.
Can you believe that "Web Files" have gotten so large, since 1995? Yikes x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!
I was out at a landscape customer's home last week, to check on a few plant replacements, when she told me that she and her husband were in Lexington, SC, a few weeks ago, and stopped-in at Wingard's Nursery & Garden Center, and bought a plant. The owners asked what zone she was in, and she mentioned York, PA, and they asked if she knew John Shelley's Garden Center & Nursery; she did, since we had landscaped her home in 2009. Turns out that the owners, Wally & Delores Steinhauser, spent 4 hours consulting with me before buying and opening the place, and we got a mention in Today's Garden Center Magazine. Nice.
I took Thursday off, and slept-in until 11am. Then I went food shopping, and threw-out my back lifting 50lb bags of cat litter and dry catfood, and went home to a cold-pak and the LR couch. My most unreliable employee, Charlie, didn't show-up for work *again*, on a large two-day job, and I've made the decision to fire him, and hire another guy who applied several weeks ago. For 3 years, I've put-up with Charlie's BS and personal problems, and it's time to end it, once and for all. It's just not fair to Alan, my LSCP Foreman and Arthur, his right-hand man, who are so dependable.
The "Virtual Cabin"™: A Novella.
After this hectic week and hot & humid weekend, I really needed to "get away everything" to The Cabin, so I took off right after work on Sunday, at 4pm.
I drove to The Cabin, after stopping at WEIS Markets, in York, to stock-up on a few things for the week. Jenny was happy to see me, and I filled her water, wet & dry food dishes, took a long, cool shower, and changed into some clean clothes, after sweating all day at the GC&N Complex. Because The Cabin's in a wooded area, there's no need yet to turn on the AC unit, so I lit a small fire in the great hearth, made dinner, and settled back to read a book, sip some 50-yr old Brandy and smoke a Cuban Cigar. Jenny curled-up on her Kodiak bearskin and slept.
I had a message on my cellphone from Adam's Junction's Vet, Dr. Jayson Martin, that he'd like to see her in a week to examine the wounds, see how they were healing, and give her another antibiotic shot, just for good measure. I called him back and left an "okay" with his answering service.
I decided to go to The Cabin on my day off, after shopping, to alleviate my back pain, see Jenny and get time well-deserved time away from the York area and my business. Jennny was all over my "like white on rice", after disarming The Cabin's security system, when I walked through the front door. Her dry food, wet food and water dishes needed refilling, and I did so. I made lunch — grilled an Allen Bros Prime Filet Mignon, red-buttered potato cubes, homemade fruit salad and a Rolling Rock — and put on the ice-pak. I went into the Master BR and laid down to catch-up on some sleep, as 6 days a week working at the GC&N Complex is once again taking its toll on me. I also cleaned-out Jenny's litterbox in the 2nd BR, and refilled the pans with fresh One-Step® Cat Litter, which works nicely for her.
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.