(::: runny noses, sneezing and watery eyes are not fun :::)

friday, june 1st, 2007

given that I've never had an allergy in my 57 years, and that just this Spring, I've been literally-sneezing my head-off, I guess that I now have 'them'. Many people have allergies from birth, some develop allergies in their teens, and still others, like me, develop them later in life. It seems that our own auto-immune systems are attacking ourselves, for some reason, or so I'm told. On the way home, last Saturday evening, it was raining lightly and I turned-on my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo's wipers. Yellow stuff was smearing all over my windshield, so I hit the windshield-wiper-water switch, to clean it, and that worked. But as I drove the 15 miles home, everytime I used the wipers, "yellow stuff" — aka pollen — was being flushed from the air, and deposited on everything below. Everything that blooms — trees and shrubs, flowers, grass and weeds — emits gadzillions of microscopic pollen particles, which are wind-driven and deposited, who-knows-where, everywhere. Pollen alerts are posted on every TV channel's daily weather alerts, at this time of year. At my condo, which has a north-facing sunroom with lots of overhead glass, the windows were covered with yellow stuff, washed down by the rains. I could hardly see out of the windows, it was so thick. By 9pm, it was dark outside, and I used a flashlight to watch the pollen falling with the light rain, and it was getting worse. By 11pm, the windows and skylights were so coated with yellow stuff, that I couldn't see out of them. I always keep my Jeep in the garage at night, regardless of season, so it was safe from pollen coating. The other cars in my condo complex, were coated with yellow dust, smeared when the rains came. I changed the hypo-allergenc, micro-allergen, furnace/ac filter ($15.75ea), in the basement, and almost immediately felt the difference in air quality. I guess I don't remember previous years of pollen problems, since I really didn't have any allergies back then, but I'm sure noticing them, this Spring. This may be the worst so-called allergy season for most of those sufferers, so far, but I have no real past serious seasons to use in comparison, as a relatively-new allergy sufferer. There just isn't a 'simple cure' for those allergies, and I've got to endure it and build-up my immune system's response against it. Ever heard of alopecia? My auto-immune system's attacking the hair follicles on my legendary, 39-yr Handlebar Moustache. And it's falling-out, slowly. Heh. In another 2-3 weeks, on June 18th, I'll visit York's (PA) Dermatology Group, who will (hopefully) diagnose it, and prescribe a strong topical medicene, to halt and reverse the damage. In the interim, it's very, very, very disconcerting to watch this condition progress. Darnit, darnit, darnit.

Around The Garden Center™.
Temps were in the uncomfortable, muggy, sticky, upper 80s all last weekend, and most of this week, and the *Grass Pollen Alerts* were very high, as compared to tree/shrub alerts, for the past 2-3 weeks, and many of my customers were suffering, as was I. Isolated T-storms were predicted, but they mostly moved north of us. Barely wetted the mulch, IIRC.
Understatement of the day/week/month/year: "Gas prices likely to stay high for driving season". And they'll get even higher, as the 'Summer Driving Season' goes on. With 3 large dump trucks, which, when fully-loaded, only get 7-8mph, I'm starting to feel the price increases on my monthly Rutter's Fleet Cards. Since each truck is equipped with a card, I can track the usage and mileage, and it isn't pretty, considering some of the high-end, long-distance jobs we do. I can certainly understand how it hurts some people, pretty bad, BTW.
On Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, Saturday was extremely busy at the GC&N Complex; at times we were totally-swamped, even with the extra staff I'd brought-in, to deal with the anticipated traffic. In previous years, I would have been open for both Sunday and Monday, too, and the retail crush would have been spread-out over 3 days, and not just consolidated into 1 day. Our 2 front counter computers were causing more-than-just-annoying, minor problems, with the Radiant®-Synchronics® 'CounterPoint®' software errors, which weren't yet resolved. By 1pm, Dad and Justine (my weekend, retail check-out lady) were PO'd at the many, unending software problems they were having, and by 3pm, I was also getting PO'd that customers were still stacking-up at the front counter, since register #2 was inoperable and unusuable, due to some system software errors. Blech! We wound-up having to hand-write receipts (in triplicate), like we did back in the early 90s, considering all the many, many thousands of dollars which I've spent to get us to where we're 'supposed to be', technically. By 3:30, the retail crush was over, and we relaxed somewhat. We're working on getting it 'fixed', BTW. Our crack-IT Team from JMSystems was here, late Wednesday afternoon, and got it fixed. Thanks Mark & JoAnn! My apologies to all the inconvenienced GC&N customers, last weekend.
We still seemingly *can't buy any rain, at any price*, here in the Mid-Atlantic Region, while the Plains, Midwest and Southwest US are being deluged with torrential rains. In the interim, we're sitting high-and-dry, and the predicted 'isolated t-storms' are mostly missing us, but what we need is 3-5 days of slow, soaking rains to replenish the ground moisture. Down to 2½ feet — yes, you heard that right — it's nothing but dust; absolutely zero moisture at the plants' rootball level, and they're suffering, bigtime.
No rain until Saturday or Sunday, now? And the Midwest, Plains and Southwest are getting deluged, still? WTH? We certainly don't need this high-pressure, hot-and-dry front, squatting upon us. WE NEED RAIN, darnit! We've stopped digging all field-grown nursery stock, since the soil is dust-like, and readily falls-away from the plants' rootballs, and they quickly die. We'll have to wait until the Fall rains return, or deeply irrigate and use Bio-Plex® on each plant, being dug.
Whom do I listen to, on ConservativeTtalk Radio, in the evenings? Why, The Savage Nation, from 6-10PM of course. You?
Hmmmmm, 64°F while going to work at 7:45am, 84°F at 11:30am, 92°F at 5pm, and very humid, no wind and no rain in sight. Life sucks, right now. Blech.
Gas prices at the pump, have dropped 10¢/gal in just 2 days, this week. Unleaded Regular is down to $2.99/gal; Unleaded Plus is now down to $3.09/gal, and Unleaded Premium is now at $3.29/gal. Kerosene (K-1) is still at $2.89/gal, and Diesel Fuel is atill at $2.99/gal. Supply and demand? More previously-downed refineries coming back on-line? A little bit of both? Probably.

Global Warming™ Bullshit & Lies™.
If you want ***The Truth About Global Warming***, watch , this 1hr:16min film by the BBC — The Great Global Warming Swindle — about what's really happening. The leftist, verminous, snot-in-shoes cowards at YouTube, have banned the film. I have it on DVD, and will upload it to my corporate server, for all to see, when Google drops it, due to pressure from the wacko, leftist, subhuman, fascist, socialist, commie, eco-filth. I won't allow this truth to die or disappear. Watch it, please!
This list of eco-freak quotes will give you an incisive look into the warped, twisted, mentally-ill minds of those who claim that 'global warming' is solely Mankind's fault, and not a natural cycle of the sun, as scientifically-proven over the past 10,000 years.
If there was ever any doubt that shit-for-brains, traitor-seditionist-saboteur, US Rep"Stretch" Pelosi (TRAITOR-CA) was a mentally-ill moron/idiot/cretin, this article's quotes, should solidify that nicely.

Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
Do you remember, or have you forgotten, as 90% of Americans have? Grrrrrrrrr.
Yes, I 100% support our CiC, President GW Bush, on The War On islam, believe that the US Congress is (selectively-full) of traitors, seditionists, and saboteurs, and should be duly-charged/tried/convicted/executed, IMO. Maybe 15% of the 535 are worth saving; the rest need execution, IMO.
I spent almost an hour, last Friday evening, checking The History Channel, A&E, FX, TNT and a couple of other MSM networks, checking for Memorial Day documentaries and other related programs, but there were none. Zero, zip, nada, ziltch. They apparently had no time for Our Heroic, Fallen Veterans on Memorial Day. It was pathetic. Nothing; just crap, junk, garbage and trash, as usual. They're meant for the 'lowest common denominator' of TV's viewer. Pathetic crap, as are those same so-called networks, who foist such shit/junk/crap/trash, upon us all.
Santa Fe (NM) Police give tips on how to protect yourself? Their so-called 'tips' are all 'steamingbullshit', IMO. If you want 'real protection', purchase and learn how to use, a .45cal semi-sutomatic, and carry it concealed legally, with a CCW Permit. I've had one here in Pennsylvania since 1989, and thankfully, have never had to use it.
I have to laugh at all the "oil company price gouging" complaints, from the criminals in the US Congress, who added tax-upon-tax, to the retail price at the pumps. The oil companie's profit margins are at about 8¢/gal, whereas the federal/state/local taxes are closer to $1/gal; in some cases, they're even higher. Gas prices, at the pumps are as follows: Unleaded Regular is now up to $3.09/gal; Unleaded Plus is at $3.19/gal, and Unleaded Premium is now at $3.39/gal. Kerosene (K-1) is at $2.89/gal, and Diesel Fuel is now at $2.99/gal, and if we have another Katrina, we'll see $4.50/gal gas, in less than a day.
Thank you so very damned much, Mr Bush, you traitor! For leaving-open the US borders and allowing rampant, turd-world diseases, like drug-resistant super-TB, to re-infect America. Turning America "from a melting pot into a chamber pot", is your legacy, you treasonous, seditious, lying liberal-GOPer-RINO, bastard! I voted for you 2x, but now spit on your treason against America, Mr Bush!

Lowlife, Subhuman Filth & Garbage™.
Where to start? There are millions of subhuman filth, who have rightly-earned the moniker of "Lowlife, Subhuman Filth & Garbage" and need to be killed exposed publicly, for who they are, and what they've done to America, society's innocents and to the rest of the world.
Another of Hollyweird's lowlife, subhuman, alcoholic, drug-addicted skanks and whores, Lindsay Lohan, was busted for DUI and posession of cocaine, the other morning, after a simple crash. She's a filthy slut-skank, IMO, and needs to go to prison, along with that other subhuman whorebag filth, Paris Hilton, who got 45 days for violating her probation, and who goes to jail by June 5th. Both whoredog bitches should be sentenced to 3-5yrs, IMO.
IMO, all imports from the turd-world hellhole, China, should be banned from importation into America, as they are unsafe and potentially lethal. Remember the poison catfood/dogfood which sickened hundreds and killed score of pets? In the last decade, China has become the world’s leading supplier of many food flavorings, vitamins and preservatives. Like fingernail clippers, toothpaste, playing cards, Christmas ornaments, electronics, all vitamins and many, many thousands of other items, some food additives are available in large quantities only from China. The USFDA (US Food & Drug Administration) is criminally-negligent in not inspecting, testing, certifying and tightly-controlling everything coming from that stinking turd-world shithole, called China.
Menu FoodsCo's a corrupt, criminal enterprise, IMO, and its Corporate Officers need to be duly-charged, tried, convicted, sentenced, and executed, for crimes against pets, and criminal harrassment of plaintiffs, IMO. Imprison all of them. I would prefer their collective execution, but pets/animals are still considered only "property", and not worthy lives. Many so-called pets, are worth more than some of the so-called humans I've met, over my 57 years, IMO.
"Tribes" is one of the problems with Iraq, as it was in VietNam and scores of other wars, in which the US Military has fought. No clear enemy, as they can turn on us in a matter of minutes, and they frequently do. IMO, they all should be obliterated and killed. So-called 'tribes' are 1st century suhbhuman filth, and readily-need killing, extermination and complete and total elimination. They are what's keeping Africa from becoming a "developed continent", and keeping that turd-world shithole an ever-present, "incontinent hell-hole". Tribal warfare is primitive, murderous, subhuman crap/garbage/shit/trash, and should be fully-eliminated from the face-of-the-earth, IMO.
US Immigration Agencies, complicit in the destruction of America, say anti-terrorism is their primary mission, but they tried to deport only 12 people on terrorism-related charges from 2004 through 2006, according to a private research study released Sunday. The US Gov't is screwing/f*cking America, six-ways-to-Sunday, IMO.
"A gay pub in the city of Melbourne has won the right to ban heterosexuals — the first time such legislation has been passed in Australia." Can heterosexual bars/pubs ban homo-sodomite-faggots from their places of business? Of course not, that's discrimination. ***Special rights; not equal rights*** is now the norm in Australia, and soon coming to Europe and the USA. Mark my words, folks.
Here's an almost-complete list of the treasonous American companies, who've fired scores/hundreds/thousands of American Workers, and moved some/part/all of their production operations to either China or India. No; I'm not recommending that you boycott any of these traitors, but rather do what you think that you should do. I'm already 'in process' with around 11 of them, including the local Hershey Company, who's fired around 1,500 Pennsylvania workers, and moved their various candy operation to Mexico.
No, lowlife, subhuman, dirtbag W wiccan shit/trash/junk/garbage is essentialy the same as murderous, subhuman muslim-islamist-arab shit/trash/junk/garbage, IMO. Both need to be relegated to a nearby, filthy, garbage heap/trash bin. They're all mentally-ill, subhuman filth and richly-deserve complete and total extermination, IMO. All W wiccan garbage should be dug-up from Arlington National Cemetary, as should a muslim-islamist-arab trash, and thrown onto a garbage heap, IMO. Both are pigshit.
Speaking of subhuman filth/garbage/trash/shit/junk/crap, the Shit-For-Brains Cindy Sheehan 'attention whore-bag-slut-filth', is quitting the pathetic, so-called American anti-war movement. I'm surprised that the mentally-ill, left-wing wacko filth in DU etc, haven't killed her, as they are wont to do, with their imagined enemies. The stupuid bitch has pissed/shit upon her brave son's, Casey's, memory and service to America. She's just too f*cking ignorant/stupid/illiterate to realize what she's done to his memory. het, Sheehan bitch: please kill yourself, whorebag slut-skank-filth! American truly thanks you, traitor.
Yes, GOPer-RINO dirtbag, US Sen Jon Kyl (TRAITOR-AZ) is a lowlife, subhuman piece-of-shit, and richly-deserves a major, fatal stroke or heart attack, for supporting an America-destroying 'wide-open, full-amnesty' borders policy, IMO. As his party’s conference chairman, shit-scum Kyl, is the third-ranking Republican in the Senate and a a fervent spokesman for conservative principles liar, traitor, seditionist and saboteur. Where is Lee Harvey Oswald, when America really needs him? Kyl is garbage/shit/trash/scum/filth.
CIA officer whore, Valerie Plame, is a subhuman piece-of-shit LIAR! Always was; always will be! She's shit/junk/crap/garbage/junk/filth, and richly-deserves prison for treason, sedition and sabotage, IMO! Shoot the filthy bitch!
The corrupt, criminal US Gov'ts so-called "accounting system"? Read that article, and get back to me. If you ran your household, and I ran my $10mm business that way, we'd have been living in cardboard cartons on skid row, many years ago, dammit. America's truly F*CKED, by the Gov't lies, bullshit and double-dipping, shell-game, which is beginning to collapse.
Really? American cheers and claps when a contstant, does that. Not so, with Mexican-spic trash/filth/garbage/junk/crap/shit. IMO, mass-head-shoot the subhuman, lowife, dirtbag, deviant, turd-world, America-invading spic filth scumbags! Kill them all! If I could pull the 6,000rpm trigger on an M70 Mini-Vulcan Gun, I'd do it, in the blink of an eye. Any questions?
7,000 Iraq refugees, Mr Bush? How many terrorists are among them, Mr Bush? Are your so-called 'detention camps' ready for them or for us, as we try to defend ourselves, families and friends, from those murderous muslim-islamistarab filth, you treasonous asshole?
Shoot this subhuman, transgender, political-job-seeking filth, IMO.

Some People Just Need Killing™.
There are many — hundreds, thousands and even millions of subhuman people filth — who need desperately to be killed and permanetly removed from the 'gene pool' around the world, before they do more damage to society's innocents, and this section is but a small, weekly compilation of those garbage/trash/scum/dirtbags/shit, who truly need killing. Here we go, in no particular order...
Murderous nigger®, not Black Americans, who need immediate killing, IMO, for this horrific crime against two innocent White People. Kill the subhuman, nigger filth, IMO. Kill them all! I truly wish I had been there to headshoot the niggers.
David Hicks, the first Guantanamo Bay inmate to face a US Military Tribunal, was flown back to his hometown of Adelaide on Sunday, to serve out the remainder of his sentence in a maximum security prison cell. Hicks is a subhuman, homo-sodomite-faggot, turd-boy punk, who truly needs killing, and I readily volunteer to headshoot the muslim-islamist-sodomite punk, BTW. Hicks needs killing, IMO.
Lt Cmdr Matthew Diaz, a subhuman spic traitor-seditionist-saboteur, needs killing, for this treason, IMO. Headshoot the spic garbage! Kill him!
These four pieces of white trash/spic/nigger subhuman shit, need killing for this crime, IMO. Reason #1 why I "carry concealed". C'mon, subhuman filth: try that shit with me, and I'll kill all of you garbage, gleefully! Society will be so much better off, when you all are dead and rotting in hell, IMO.
Fat, lardass, bloated, stupid, pig-f*cker, subhuman, piece of filth, Christopher Newton, needed killing and it took at least 10 times with needles Thursday, to insert the shunts where the chemicals are injected. I would have happily/gleefully headshot the piece-of-subhuman-shit ***ONCE*** with my Kimber "Eclipse Target II" .45cal ACP, thereby saving the Ohio Taxpayers millions of hard-earned dollars. Ditto for them and all subhuman filth, liberal-demokkkRAT detractors; I'd have gladly headshot and killed all of the garbage/junk/shit/trash/scumbags/dirt, too. IMO, they and all perverts/traitors/seditionists/saboteurs, need killing.

A Walk Through Durham Township, Pa.
Before I visited Kathleen Connally's photoblog, I didn't know a thing about Pennsylvania's Durham Township, a scant 1½ hour drive from York. Even now that I've lingered over her luscious, light-filled images, I can't tell you how many people live there or how the residents tend to cast their votes. But I can testify to the township's natural splendor. I can easily conjure up images of how the snow gleams in the winter sun or the clouds whisk overhead. I know there are woods that hold treasures like old lime kilns, rivers that offer muskie fishing, and more than one place for young people to jump around (even in the cold). Many of the residents of Durham seem to glow in that gorgeous light—and maybe from the proximity to Kathleen, who seems to find the beauty in all things. I'm gushing now, but a walk through Durham Township can do that to you.

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