signs are everywhere: leaves turning, squirrels gathering acorns, farmers harverting field corn and soybeans, people wearing light jackets and caps, shorter days and longer nights, people raking leaves, birds migrating south, roasting butternut squash, frost on windshields, snow showers in the forecast for higher elevations... I could go on and on. Fall is one of my favorite seasons — Spring being the other — and I revel in its cool temps and Nature's palette of colors. Meanwhile, the good folks in the northwest can see Mt. St. Helens continuing to huff and puff (*volcano cam* updates every 5 minutes live), as their foliage slowly begins to signal the onset of Winter. I look forward to the shorter hours: Mon - Sat, 10-3, Closed Sun, and the greatly-slackened pace. Many of my customers still mistakenly think that I "Winter over" in the Carribbean Islands; rather, I spend the time getting ready for the Spring. It's easy to get a quick tan in 15-20 mins, in a greenhouse, during the Winter, since the 6-mil poly covering, traps heat and magnifies the sun's rays, in short order. There's a lot to do to get ready for 15+ tractor-trailer loads of fresh nursery stock arriving within a 2-week window, in early March, weather permitting. That said, simply watching the seasons change is therapeutic, in and of itself. Consistency and constancy are two things, which I appreciate more and more, as the years go by.
Around The Garden Center.
After moving *everything* out of the Main Retail Building, cleaning and painting the concrete floors, and moving *everything* back into place, we began the same process on my office-conference room and kitchenette. The first phase — moving, cleaning, drying — we accomplished on Monday. On Sunday, I had printed out everything we needed to run the business, so unless an emergency occurred, I could handle the computer's downtime. I took Monday afternoon and Tuesday off — my first vacation days this entire year — while my employees did the painting, and the floor dried overnight. On Wednesday morning, I began moving *everything* back into my office, and re-assembling the computer. It was a *bundle of snakes* in the back of that thing, but by late Wednesday morning, all was as it was; the exception being a newly-painted floor. And I had a day-and-a-half off, to boot.
The deluge of spam and virus-laden emails, continues. Netscape v7.2 keeps on filtering, and Norton SystemWorks 2004 keeps deleting the viruses in the incoming, infected emails. I've got a dozen-plus friends who've abandoned their old email addresses, for new ones. I've said it before: all virus writers and senders, plus all spammers should be tracked down and summarily whacked. No trials, no jail; only a single and final *justice shot* to their heads. If I could find them, I'd personally whack them all.
Are you worried about not getting a flu shot, and getting the flu this Winter? Don't be; do what I've done for the past 4 Winter flu seasons. Read thread post #3, and get it. It works.
Gas prices for the 87 octane that I use, hit $2.01/ gal ($53.70/ barrel) yesterday. Yikes!
W&Co kicked the cowardly, traitorous, lib-dem filth, John F(ucking) Kerry's Botox®
ass ass, Friday evening, in The 2nd Presidential Debate. He had fire in his belly, this time. I only lasted about 25mins, and went upstairs for some much-needed sleep, after a stressful week of moving and painting. But here's the transcript and videos, in case you missed it, too. Simply pick your player and speed. Go, W!
U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico. Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks, secretly traveled to northern Mexico and crossed into a mountainous part of Arizona, just in time for Wednesday's Presidential debate. Yikes!
Fox News' Billy-Bob O'Reilly is a pervert? I don't know about that, but he's surely a liberal, arrogant scumbag.
Commonwealth Court today issued its long-awaited decision on the independent presidential candidacy of Ralph Nader, ordering the consumer advocate off the ballot in Pennsylvania. The court said it had reviewed 51,273 petition signatures submitted by Nader campaign workers and found only 18,818 were valid — far short of the 25,697 valid names he needed to run for president in Pennsylvania. Nader's a fake and a fraud; so what's new?
President Bush kicked the lying, cowardly, traitorous, liberal-demokkkRAT-socialist-commie-nazi, John F(ucking) Kerry, all over the stage, on Wednesday evening, in The Third Presidential Debate. Here's the FR.com live thread.
Vote fraud? Here's the archive on lib-dem activity, so far. Surprised? Don't be; it's going to get a whole lot worse.
18 days to go, until November 2nd.
John F(ucking) Kerry Is A Traitor.
It bears repeating: Kerry is a traitor, for betraying America and his fellow servicemen in 1970, with VietCong and communist agents. He should have been tried, convicted and executed. The Nixon White House squashed that, sadly.
The Forbes Kerrys are criminal drug smugglers. Opium? John F(ucking) Kerry is a subhuman piece of degenerate, lowlife, liberal-demokkkRAT pigshit. He should be tried and executed for crimes against humanity.
DemokkkRAT voter registration fraud, on a massive scale, continues for Kerry, by ACORN. And ACORN and MoveOn.org are funded by dirtballs George Soros/Soros Fund Management, Peter B. Lewis/The Progressive Insurance Corp, Herb & Marion Sandler and other lowlife, subhuman, liberal-demokkkRAT criminals.
Kerry is a pathological liar, even lying about the just-dead actor, Christopher Reeves' phone call.
Chad "assboy" Clanton, described as a 'senior Kerry campaign advisor', threatens Sinclair Broadcasting Group: "They [Sinclair] better hope that we're not elected."
Kerry is unfit for any office; his less than honorable discharge from VietNam service was covered-up until shit-for-brains Jimmah Carter-Farter changed it, quietly. Hey Kerry scumbag: sign Form 180, so all of America can see what a fake, fraud, traitorous, cowardly, phony, lying son-of-a-bitch you are, punk.
Here are all the SwiftBoat Vets for Truth Ads, detailing what a lowlife, lying, traitorous, piece-of-shit Kerry is.
Kerry is a worthless, do-nothing-in-19-years-in-the-US Senate, liar. Watch this video. Funny?
Kerry is a war-hero/VC symp, “Irish”-Jewish-Brahmin, left-wing moderate, pro-abortion Catholic, patrician-tribune-of-the-people, liberal flunkie.
Lowlifes, Scumbags & Liberal-demokkkRATs.
Kirsten Powers, bloated, fat pig bitch-whore, and Alan Combs, empty-headed forehead homo moron, bloviated on Fox News, Monday evening, that traitorous, lying giggolo John F(ucking) Kerry, is a bona fide candidate. Kerry's a piece of lying, cowardly, traitorous, subhuman pigshit, hate-America, filth.
Little Johnnie "Breck® Girl" Edwards (NO-SHOW/ NC), is a do-nothing-for-six-years, lying, ambulance-chasing trial lawyer, who helped to ruin the medical industry. Edwards is criminal shit.
BREAKING NEWS: Tuesday morning... ABC News declares Osama a friend of Iraq as he sought WMDs. The MSM (main stream media) finally wakes-up after 2 years of abject, blatant lying.
US Sen (No-Show/ NC) Johnie "buttboy" Edwards: "When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of that wheelchair and walk, walk, walk, walk again!" moron, sleazy trial lawyer filth. Edwards is the reason why doctors are leaving the profession, all over the country.
Liberal-demokkkRAT, cowardly ass-boy, US Sen Mark Dayton (LOWLIFE-MN) said Tuesday he is closing his Washington office because of a classified intelligence report which made him fear for the safety of his staff. Dayton said the office will be closed while Congress is in recess through Election Day, with his staff working out of his Minnesota office and in Senate space off Capitol Hill. Typical, pathetic, liberal-demokkkRAT, isn't he?
Little Johnny Booger Melon-head's concert, which was meant to raise cash for the left-wing political left-wing political action committee Moveon PAC, cancelled, for major lack of interest? Bwwwaaaahhhhhhaaaaaaa!
On the same day that someone fired shots into the windows at the Bush/Cheney campaign headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, angry Kerry supporters laid siege to the Bush headquarters in St. Paul Minnesota.
Another liberal-demokkkRAT criminal's past unearthed and outed. Typical lib-dem scum.
Islam, The Cult of Pigshit™.
Opposition Leader in National assembly Maulana Fazlur Rehman, on Monday, demanded that the United Nations should declare the defamation of Prophet Muhammad (Pigshit Be Upon Him) an international crime. Addressing a large gathering here, Maulana Fazl said the UN needed to adopt a blasphemy law to protect the honour of Prophet Muhammad (Pigshit Be Upon Him) and respected figures of other religions and faiths.
Stupid, subhuman, pigshit-for-brains, Muslim Brotherhood scum, blame the US and Israel for their murdering of innocent civilians, that rocked Sinai resorts on Thursday night. Dumbass, brainless Islamic garbage need Killing. All of them need Killing.
Wake-up, shithead, brainless moron liberal-demokkkRAT filth! Sodomy Insane and Iraq had ties to terrorism; leaked Iraqi intelligence documents connect Saddam Hussein to prominent terror leaders, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden, asswipes.
whack the subhuman, lowlife, murderous, degenerate, pigshit Muslim dirtbag, Yaser Hamdi!
Find the 25 Chechen Muslim terrorists, and whack them.
Federal agents seized cars, scores of boxes and more than a dozen computers in what appeared to be a well-planned raid on the Islamic American Relief Agency near Providence and Broadway that began Wednesday afternoon and ended roughly six hours later.
The Religious Roots of Terrorism is the evil, degenerate cult of Islam, which must be wiped from the face of the earth.
In a few decades, radical Islam will ultimately dominate the European Union, and perhaps most of the world. Eurabia?
Teaching Ramadan in public schools, in America? Yes, but no Christians or Jews need apply. If they do, they'll be arrested.
Washington, DC's infested with the subhuman Muslim garbage.
Some People Just Need Killing®.
Thank you, North Carolina, you made my weekend. A death row inmate — Sammy Crystal Perkins, 51 — was executed early Friday for the 1992 rape and slaying of a 7-year-old girl. Perkins was convicted for the rape and Killing of Lashenna "Jo Jo" Moore, his girlfriend's granddaughter in Pitt County. Good riddance, scumbag.
New York real estate heir Robert Durst — jailed for nearly three years on charges related to the death and dismemberment of an elderly neighbor — is eligible for parole and likely will be freed this week. Durst should have been executed immediately after conviction. He's subhuman filth; he needs Killing.
And thank you, Ohio, for making my week. A teen whacker who told the parole board that he regretted letting eyewitnesses survive was executed Wednesday for a shotgun murder during a $15 robbery. Adremy Dennis was put to death by injection at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. His court appeals were exhausted last week, and Gov. Bob Taft denied clemency. Dennis was 18 when he and an accomplice tried to rob two men outside an Akron home in 1994. One of the men gave up $15. The other, Kurt Kyle, 29, began searching his pockets, and Dennis shot him to death. Good riddance, scumbag.
It's not just a high price at the pump. It's in our clothes, CDs, painwhackers, and plastic. Oil is everywhere — fueling modern life. So unless you live in a cardboard box, you are a consumer of black gold. And when the "easy oil" floodgates close forever, what extremes will we go to to drill in uncharted terrain? To better understand our predicament, follow the BTC pipeline's winding geographic and political route from the Caspian through to the global market. Then dig into oil's dark past to uncover how fossil fuels first formed, when we learned to tap it, and how crude became a commodity. Like it or not, oil is the lifeblood that feeds our appetite for consumption. Before it all goes away, we have critical issues to tackle.