(::: Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th :::)

crisp salute

thank you
friday, may 25, 2007

given what millions upon millions of Patriotic Americans have done for America, by serving in our proud US Military, for the past 300 years, to keep America strong and free, and the Land of Liberty, is it too much to "Remember Them"? I think not. One day per year, to reflect on their ultimate sacrifice, for you and me? I think not. One day per year, to thank them for keeping that shining point of light, which is America, out of the darkness of liberalism, fascism, communism, totalitarianism, nazism, socialism, islamo-fascism, and all the other "isms" which infect and destroy free throught and enslave people, worldwide? I think not. One day per year, to honor their service and say "Thank You"? I think not, as I honor them all year long, for keeping America 'The Land Of The Free, And The Home Of The Brave'. Yes, I remember them, all year long. So that none of them died in vain. So that none of them have died for nothing. And always remembering that we must continue on in the war against the evil islamo-fascism, if for nothing more than for 'Them'.

Around The Garden Center™.
Last Friday was damp, cool/cold and semi-rainy, and the 'crack technical team' from MTWireFree.Net was out in force, trying to install/get my newly-upgraded, wireless broadband system working, and ridding me of the latency-riddled Wild Blue satellite dish fill-in service, which they so nicely-installed when my original wireless broadband tower/service went down, in a February ice storm. It worked, but the "latency" made it feel like a 14.4k dial-up, IMO, and was completely unacceptable. I then spent $750 to upgrade to the new hardware/labor. (((sigh))). I'm promised 1.5MBPS speeds, and am anxiously-waiting to test that claim. Doug was back on Saturday, almost finishing the new installation, except for a $20 switch, which he'll get on Monday. Doug returned on Monday, as promised, installed the switch, and I'm at 1024MBPS download; 675MBPS upload. Whooooooooosh!
The calls are coming-in, by the scores, for replacements for dead trees and shrubs. The "2007 replacements" file is almost 1" thick, and I have no personnel to even begin the process, yet. I'm hoping we'll get some Summer college help, to quickly-train, and form into a crew, to do the replacements. Otherwise, it'll be Fall until we get around to it. There's no way I'll pull my only LSCP Crew off installation, to do simple replacements, since we'd rapidly be out of business, and totally-incapable of honoring Our Exclusive 5-yr Warranty. We'll get to it, when we can.
Since I changed my Spring-Summer-Fall Hours sign, with a primitive, MS-generated paper/clear tape "patch", I'd emailed my only sign-maker of 17yrs, AAP Signs, in Red Lion, PA, with the new copy, about 3-4 weeks ago. I called long-time friend, Al, 55, just 2 days ago, to check on his progress with my new sign, and he told me about his heart attack, and immediate quadruple-bypass heart surgery, exactly 3 weeks ago! I was trembling on the phone, and after the discussion with him. (((Brrrrrrr))) I have scores of friends and customers, who've had bypass, and they say "it isn't all that bad, except for the first 1-2 days", but I seriously don't think I have the guts/fortitude/strength to go through it. I've been through hell and back, in "many venues", but I don't think I could do it. Actually, I'd opt for a personal, quick-drop-dead into my Cherrios® bowl, with no surgery, involved, IMO. No shit; I know I couldn't go through the surgery and rehab. God Bless you, Al, and we're damned glad you're still with us! Al and his sone, Mike, who's headed for the Merchant Marine, brought the new sign over on Monday, and installed it.
On Saturday, A&E-TV broadcast a 5-hr marathon of past "24" shows, and although I'd digitally-recorded, not taped, all the "24" episodes of 2007 so far, and have all the Season 1-5 Episodes on DVDs, I watched "The Five Worst days In Jack Bauer's Life". Ha; what an understatement. They kept showing "24" well past midnight, and, like an idiot, I just kept watching. Needless to say, I slept-in late on Sunday morning. Darnit; had stuff I needed to get done, but got it all done in the afternoon. On Monday, the 2-hr Season Finale of "24" was on, and it was "just okay", IMO. Not everyone was that kind to "24", BTW.
As I was recording Part 1 of the 2-hr Season Finale, my 186GB external Seagate HD, quit, because it was full! Dammit, dammit, dammit! I lost the entire hour one, 35-40 mins into the show. I quickly-deleted it, and some other exterraneous movies, freeing-up space, and began recording the 2nd hour. No sweat, as I'll get the DVD when it goes on sale, in September or so. Maybe.
Gas prices, in Southern York County, have finally cracked the $3/gal level, on Tuesday: 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. Northern Maryland's retail prices, at the pump, are a lot higher than we are, just now. Actually, it isn't all that bad here, as compared with prices around the rest of the country. Yet. There's a long "Summer Driving Season" ahead, and I'll bet we get real close to $4/gal for Unleaded Regular. Crude is over $71.29/bbl and continuing to rise, so nothing's out of the realm of possibility, anymore. (((sigh)))
The "Drought From Hell" continues, in the Eastern US, with zero ground moisture, suffering plant material, and no relief in sight. Sure, we get intermittent t-storms, but the rain falls so hard and fast, that nothing soaks into the ground. The ground is like the consistency of baby powder, down to 2ft. Pray for some serious rainfall, IMO.

Illegal Immigration: America Thrown Under The Bus™.
I heard last Thursday, on the Web's news sites, after being-out on the road most all-day, was both anger-inducing and tear-jerking. I felt like I was "sucker-punched" in the gut, by Bush and the other traitors in the corrupt US Senate, as was all of America. I'm sorry, but I just can't help being political, this week, in spite of my swearing-off all politics ("Change Of Direction"), a while ago. When America is "intentionally-thrown under the bus", I get very PO'd, and have a hard time restraining my anger, hate and rage. As I did with the murderous, subhuman muslim-islamist-arab filth, when they slaughtered almost 3,000 innocents, on 9-11. When I heard that George W Bush, POTUS, was complicit in amnesty, aka "illegal immigration manipulation", with the corrupt, criminal US Congress, I was once again sickened that I'd voted 2x for him.
Ronald Reagan is dead. There's no longer anything Conservative about the Republican Party; it is merely the Democratic Party's "away jersey". The criminals in The White House and the US Senate, who've lied to the American Public for the past 50 years, simply just don't give a rat's ass what 80% of America wants; they have their treasonous minds made-up, like mentally-ill John McCain, and they're going to try to ram it through. And they call me a "restrictionist"? YES, I'm a very Proud Restrictionist, who wants — nay, demands — border security, dammit!
"The “restrictionist wing” of the GOP? We’re “restrictionists” because we want border security first, which we’ve not had for four decades? We’re “restrictionists” because we want the 1986 comprehensive immigration reform law enforced, the same law championed by the Journal back then? We’re “restrictionists” because we’re concerned about the costs to entitlement programs, public education, and the health care system? We’re “restrictionists” because we want Congress to go through the usual legislative process to examine the many, many details of this deal and ensure they’re carefully considered, rather than negotiating the deal in secret, giving certain groups veto power over provisions, and then ramming it through on the floor?"Mark Levin. Nicely stated, Mr Levin.
The proposed immigration deal will throw open our doors to increased immigration — millions of subhuman, murderous muslim-islamist-arab terrorist filth — from turd-world muslim hellholes, not just the turd-world hellhole, Mexico. Are you comfortable with America turning into a filthy, turd-world hellhole; I'm not, and will fight to prevent it, with all my God-given, American strength and know-how.
Ooooops, now the cowardly, treasonous, seditious saboteurs in the criminal US Senate, have cut the number of illegal alien filth, in half. That just means they're giving the 12-15 million subhuman Mexican etc etc etc lowlife garbage, "amnesty", and not the original 25-30 million, as originally intended in the "amnesty bill's" first draft. All and anyone who goes along with this treason, should be duly-charged, tried, convicted, sentenced and executed, IMO.

Traitorous, Seditious, Cowardly, Saboteur Garbage™.
US Sen John "The Coward" McCain (TRAITOR-AZ), is obviously quite mentally-ill, a traitor, a coward, a seditionist and a saboteur, and should be duly-charged, tried, convicted, sentenced and imprisoned/executed, IMO. He carries much baggage as a POW, who ratted-out the US Military, der torture, by the subhuam commie, gook, slope, dink, chink NVR garbage, back in the 60s and 70s. I'd prefer his execution; zero recividsm.
Amnesty International is garbage, trash, scum, lowlife filth, and all of those subhumans, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO.

Lowlife, Subhuman Filth™.
Here's the update to the subhuman, murderous chink-gook-slopes who've intentionally-poisoned hundreds of brands of catfood and dogfood, to kill Americans' pets, IMO. I blame the USDA, Bush and the US Congress, for putting money and power, over America's safety.
Finally, US health officials are beginning to check all shipments of toothpaste coming from China, following reports of tainted products, and numerous deaths, in other countries. IMO, all the so-called "US health officials" are negligent in their duty, and complicit in many death, and should be tried and executed. No exceptions.
Yes, deviant lowlife, degenerate, subhuman, homo-sodomite-faggots spread disease, especially by their blood and bodily fluids. And all of them should be either quarrantined from the Normal American Public, or interred and either 'cleansed', or imprisoned/executed, IMO. But in any case: kept far, far, far away from Normal America, because they aren't 'normal', in any sense of the word/phrase, IMO. They're subhuman filth/garbage/shit/trash/scum/junk.

Some People Just Need Killing™.
How did these two lowlife, subhuman, criminal, dirtbag Niggas® get the secret formula for Coke®? IMO, they should be executed and not not receive a day in prison, at US Taxpayers' expense. Kill them both.

The 27 Club.
This annotated list from Wikipedia introduces the legendary and "less prominent" members of the 27 Club, a tragic group of rock and blues musicians who died suddenly, and often painfully, at the young age of 27. I don't know how much meaning there really is in the age itself, but the roundup certainly illustrates the dangers of being hot and young and filled with the throbbing beats of rock. I counted eight drug overdoses, two suicides, three car accidents, several murders, and one on-stage electrocution. Perched mournfully at the top of the list, Jimi, Janis, and Jim will be familiar to most. Brian Jones, of The Rolling Stones, makes his way in there (drowning), as does Kurt Cobain (suicide). I couldn't help but wonder what Robert Johnson, the celebrated Delta Blues musician, would think of finding himself among these free-spirited rockers. But then, he's not only considered the "Grandfather of Rock-and-Roll," but one of the few artists to strike a deal with the devil. If only he could have argued for more time.

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