then and now
friday, may 21st, 2010
i neither advocate nor hope that America will come to a Civil War III, but I'm deathly afraid it will. All signs from the current so-called administration of commies, fascists, lowlifes, dirtbags, liars, scum and filth, point to it happening. I hope not.
Personally, I'd rather it happen in the 2010 November Mid-Term Elections, where all the current and corrupt pols get thrown out, and Citizen Legislators regain control of the US Congress. We had run-off elections in Penna on Wednesday, and all the incumbents were turned-out to the "political graveyard". Many other states did too, with the same results.
Bravo Tea Party Candidates! We're making a real difference. Don't let-off on the pressure to return America to its Founding Fathers' Ideals and Morals, instead of the subhuman filth we now have in-place.
Around The Garden Center™
Last Monday's "24" was one of best episodes that I've ever seen, over the past 7 years. No shit kidding. I was asleep early, around 9pm, but overslept ('til 6:30am) on Friday morning since I hadn't set the alarm. It was a very busy day, with me doing 3-4 LSCP Estimates, billing-out the week's jobs, scores of customer phone calls, two site visits for small jobs, a meeting wit my Registered Landscape Architect, Rich, to finish-up 9 projects he had done before leaving for The Holy7 Land with his wife, from May 18th to the 19th, a Key Staff Meeting, and a massive t-storm on the way home.
I decided not to drive-up to The Cabin, as several *tornado warnings* had been issued, and I didn't need that "adventure: of death and destruction. I shaved, showered and watched some re-runs of "Justified", "24' and "Jericho", as well as worked on "John's Journal", on Friday evening. Relaxing, to say the least. I stayed-up until 11pm to re-watch & re-record "Justified" to see if it was Episode #9, which I accidentally short-recorded last Tuesday. I re-recorded it on Friday night, to its full length. Nice
Saturday was busy, Jennifer bailed on us, and it was just Dad, Alan, Lee & me on Saturday, with Alan out of Sunday, his church & family day. I got caught-up on 4 LSCP Estimates, and did another very, very complicated one on Sunday.
Sunday was also a busy retail day. I loaded topsoil, compost and mulch in all kinds of combinations. Dad & Lee sold many perennials and shrubs, and a few trees. By the end of the 74°F day, I was sweaty and dirty from all the loading, and went home at 4pm, to a shower and clean clothes. Nice.
On Monday, we started a large LSCP job for some new customers, referred to us by a customer of 15yrs. I met the owners at their estate, collected almost $9,000 for the plant material, and my LSCP Crew got 99% of the trees and shrubs in. We got rained-out on Tuesday, and I closed at 12noon, as we're losing money by not working, although I completed 2 medium LSCP Estimates and began a very large one. Rich, my Registered LSCP Architect, and his wife left for a 2 week holiday in The Holy Land, and I have plenty of work to keep me busy until he returns. He's set-up 8-10 additional appointments for when he returns. Things are picking-up considerably.
I took Thursday off and went into my 1:10pm appointment at OSS, for an exam, but wound-up getting an epidural shot in the spine, to help alleviate the L-5 vert and Sciatic Nerve pain. The Dr prescribed 300mg of Gabapentin, but I can only tolerate 100mg at a time. I got the 100mg Rx refilled.
As per Dr's orders, I spent the rest of Thursday with a cold-pak on my back, resting from the shot. I got no food shopping done or errands run, but I'll get those done during next week at the local Saubel's, in Stewartstown. I crashed early on Thursday evening, around 8pm, so I'd be able to get up early and get into work around 7am, when the LSCP Crews arrive. One of my new hires quit, "because the job was too togh", and he wants to become a cop. Wait until he tries to go through The Police Academy; he ain't seen nothing yet. Now, I'm trying to hire-back a 3-yr veteran of my crews, whom I'd fired due to his unreliability. His skill sets are great; he just needs to *leave his personal problems at home, and not bring them to work*.
What it takes to be a small business owner is beyond daunting and frustrating, in dealing with personnel and customers' problems, on a day-to-day basis. Sure, there are rewards of seeing jobs well done and pleased customers, but they're most offset by all the problems othere people never even have a clue about. At 60, I wouldn't want to be working for anyone else, but ther sure are some "times which try men's souls" in being a small business owner. Net, net: I wouldn't have it any other way.
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 (don't ask). Jenny curled-up on her Kodiak bearskin and slept.
I decided to go to The Cabin, for the rest of the Tuesday, since it was cold (47°F) and rainy; I had nothing better to do. Besides, some inventory and housecleaning was needed up there, since my last several visits. I took my dailY carry-piece, Kimber 1911 "Eclipse Target II" .45cal ACP, Remy 11-87 AutoLoader 12ga and my Beowulf .50cal along, for both self-protection and overall insurance.
No need to pull into the lean-to on the kitchen door; I now go into the circle-turn-around driveway, and unload into the front door, where one of the security keypads are located, still mindful of checking all windows and doors for unlawful entry. Choice One Security has done its job well, as they've done at my business.
The bay windows were moisture-covered from the humidity, and The Cabin needed "airing-out", so I turned-on the AC unit and dropped the inside temp from 78°F and 85% humidity, to a more cool and comfy 72°F and 45% humidity. The wooded areas may be cool, but they retain abnormal amounts of humidity and moisture, which I have to compensate for. Jenny was "all over me like a cheap suit", licking me, and I refilled her wet-dry and water dishes. Her wounds had healed nicely and except for some fur growing back, you couldn't tell that she was almost killed by a 300lb black bear. Good girl!
I drove over to the General Store, and stocked-up on a few food items, said hello to the owners and customers, who'd remembered me from the DHS-ICE Hearings a few months ago. I paid-up and left. I stopped-by to see Sheriff Roy Bunce and Deputy Corporal Clay Atler, the Chief's son-in-law, but they were both out on calls. I left messages, and went back to The Cabin.
I brought the provisions home, stowed them in the extensive pantry, built a fire in the massive hearth, and settled into my massive lather chair, and picked-up a book to read, while Jenny settled onto her Kodiak beakskin, to sleep. I poured a small 50-yr Scotch, lit a Cuban Cigar (don't ask) and finished the last few pages of "Common Sense", by Glenn Beck.
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. It's on my corporate server, and will stay 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!
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.
Ricky V. Smyrnes, 24; Melvin Knight, 20; Robert Loren Masters, 36; Peggy Darlene Miller, 27; Angela Marinucci, 17, and Amber C. Meidinger, 20, all need a .45cal ACP to-the-head, for what they did to Jennifer Daugherty, 30. I'd volunteer to kill them, at no charge to the US Taxpayer! $500 says they're black, but no "hate crime" is being charged. Any takers? Kill them all, let God sort it out!