Wednesday, October 31, 2007

For Halloween you are


You are The Hermit


Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.


The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration, hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.


The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.


The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Why I could not be a Statesman

This is why I could not be a Statesman; Wishing Ted Kennedy well.

Kennedy says President Bush called to wish him well, and they "talked a little shop" about the No Child Left Behind law, which faces a tough renewal fight in Congress. [Source]


"His diet is very, very good," Ronan said, and the senator swims daily for exercise.

[Source]


I really hate to insult the Manatee
but it looks a lot like Ted Kennedy.
Give it a bottle of gin and presto;
instant Ted Kennedy.

Picachu Moonwalk

What a way to enter the ride.


I had to see it to believe it.

We should consider


We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.

- Nietzsche, philosopher

Monday, October 29, 2007

Nor'easter

We have had quite a few Nor'easters this year. Lots of rain, wind and gray days. It usually spells DooM to the somewhat sparse foliage we have down here ready to turn with the colors of fall.

For those people with beach front properties it makes the beach disappear and if you have some additional misfortune; your house too. [Story] about beach front property.

[Source] for the Nor'easter

Going Green is even a issue in death

I guess I have never contemplated death. I have not even really discussed what to do with what remains. I guess it is long over due.

Now for some thing completely different; Green Funerals.

Peter Neal, a funeral director based in Guilford and spokesman for the Maine Funeral Directors Association, said the trend sounds good on the surface, but presents problems when you dig into the details.

"The green concept is a wonderful concept. There are many areas of our lives that we can" reduce environmental impacts, Neal said. "But this one's a little bit more of a problem."

In Maine, for example, the ground can freeze in winter and make it harder to dig graves. Funeral homes typically store bodies for spring burials, something made easier with formaldehyde and the embalming process.
[Source]



I guess up north if you kick off in November you might not miss Thanksgiving, Christmas or the New Years Day celebration after all. You might not be a big part of it but you may still be there in body and maybe in spirit.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Pimping


TechniGirl is back after a lengthy hiatus. Drop by and catch up on some science wizardry and neat gadgets.

Aprilwine in the Pokey? Say it isn't so! Prison stripes are a no - no.

RT is filling in for the the Gunslinger over at Support Your Local Gunfighter. It seems Wyatt took some male bonding time and is creating HUGE divots on the Links. It reminds me of Happy Gilmour; a hockey player golfing.

The British Bird is lost in Lib Land and met her first MASS hole.

SkyWritings has won the Thinking Blogger Award and her Blog is simply a treat to read. Stop by and say "Howdy Red"; On second thought, no, don't do that. Just read and enjoy this lady's Blog. If I had an Award for her it would be; "Man; can she write or what"? This is why, I have never been given the opportunity to name an Award.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I found this under Entertainment

And yes it is entertaining.
    • New Charges Filed In O.J. Robbery Case - Lawyers Revised Criminal Complaint [Source] A.P.
He will get his day in court again, I am sure his "street cred" will go up because he got away with murder too.

On board flight SQ 380

Q: How many people can you cram in a plane now days?
A: 853 on an A380.

    • Nearly 500 passengers are taking part Thursday in the first commercial flight by the world's largest jetliner.
    • The Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 left Singapore for Sydney on a 7 1/2-hour flight. Some of the passengers paid tens of thousands of dollars for a seat in aviation history.
    • The A380 is capable of carrying 853 passengers in an all-economy class configuration.
[Source] A.P.

    • How long does it take to load and unload 853 people off a jet?
    • What is the number of flight attendants would you need for 853 people?
    • What will the main course be?
    • How many restrooms could it possibly have?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Shamelessly Lifted from

Lifted from SYLG who
shamelessly lifted it from Uncle Ray.

Halloween Hangman

Thanks Wyatt!

Of all the minor miseries I have had.

Aprilwine wanted to know what was wrong with my feet, it is a minor thing that has to do with age/lifestyle.

Plantar fasciitis

This has to be the most bothersome minor misery I have ever had. It just keeps hanging on. You let your guard down and it is back. So I just have to watch it closely. It also figures it would happen just as it is starting to cool off down here.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I added to the blog roll- Check them out!!!

I added The Pink Cosmopolitan to the little blog roll.
I am really thrilled to be on anyones blog roll Pink.
Hump Days will never be the same.

I added Aprilwine to my Blog Roll.
She blogs from the the Golden State.
Visit her and wish her well because California is having some severe fires out there.


Thanks!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Driving in Jacksonville Florida

I have lived in Jacksonville Florida for the last 6 years and these are a few of the observations I have made
  • When someone is blabbing on their cell phone the turn signals do not operate.
  • If some SUV narrowly misses running you off the road while driving like an ass it will be an anemic looking broad about 25 years old with a cell phone in one hand and a cigarette / coffee mug in the other.
  • Dump trucks do not have to yield right of way or stop at red lights.
  • If someone is stopped while the light is green it is more than likely some old fart adjusting the seat or the sun visor. He/she will proceed (quickly) when the light turns red.
  • When Making eye contact with another driver wear mirror style sunglasses.
  • Never get behind a Duval County School Bus.
  • Expect any little fender bender to be gawked at by everyone to see if it was "Somebody I Knew".
  • It seems absolutely proper the throw cigarette butts out the window at stoplights.
  • It seems absolutely proper the dump the ashtray out on the ground at Wal-Mart Super Centers.
  • It seems the normal thing to do is blow your horn after .00025 seconds of a light turning green.

Florida Democrat Senator Bill Nelson

Senator Bill Nelson D - FL was one who signed the infamous Rush Limbaugh smear letter. Bill Nelson is just as worthless as the rest of the slime that signed that letter

PDF of the letter from Rush Limbaugh.Com


Looks like Rush wiped them out yet again.

Bill Nelson is a plague upon Florida and you can't get rid of him.

Care worker accused in broomstick attack

This is one of those stories that make you wonder.


  • The Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested a one-time child care worker this week on charges he used a broomstick to hit a 13-year-old boy's head at a group home for disabled adolescents.
  • The State Attorney's Office, meanwhile, is investigating whether to charge another worker who waited more than nine hours to report the incident.
  • Dontah Jordan, 20, of Orange Park, was charged with felony child abuse. He remained in jail Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bail.
  • Jordan was employed by May South, a nonprofit organization that works with people who have autism and other developmental disabilities.
  • A co-worker told police that about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 24, he heard the boy scream and went into the kitchen, where he said he saw Jordan repeatedly hit the boy on top of the head, according to a Sheriff's Office report.
  • The co-worker, Troy Jackson, did not report the incident to a supervisor until 8 the following morning. The Sheriff's Office responded at 10 a.m. to a report of child abuse, according to records.
  • The teenager was treated and released at Wolfson Children's Hospital.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

How not to spend your day

This story makes me wonder . . .

LAKELAND, Fla. - A 70-year-old man has been charged with grand theft after police watched him siphon off more than 900 gallons of gasoline from underground storage tanks at two gas stations, the Polk County authorities said Wednesday.

Deputies witnessed Hobert Gibson steal gasoline from two stations Tuesday, but sheriff officials believe he did this on a daily basis since at least January. The two gas stations he hit that day were about 40 miles from his Winter Haven home, and police believe it was typical for Gibson to visit a few stations per day across a wide geographical area. He is believed to have sold the stolen gasoline, which he stored at his towing company.

Gibson outfitted a stolen box trailer with tanks able to hold 3,250 gallons and with a trap door underneath, police said. He would pull over near the underground storage tank at a gas station, pop the trailer's hood and pretend to fix a problem, as the trap door obscured the view of gas being pumped into the tanks.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Humor

Just Fred


A cop stops a car for traveling faster than the posted
speed limit. He asks the man his name.

"Fred," he replies.

"Fred what?" the officer asks.

"Just Fred," the man responds.

The officer is in a good mood, doesn't smell alcohol,
and thinks he might just give the fellow a break and
write him out a warning instead of a ticket. So the
officer then presses him for the last name. The man
tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it.
The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands
but plays along with it.

"Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?"

The man replies, "It's a long story, so stay with me."

"I was born Fred Dingaling. I know -- a funny last name.
The kids used to tease me all the time. So I stayed to
myself, studied hard, and got good grades. When I got
older I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went
through college, medical school, internship, residency,
and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Dingaling, MD.

"After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided
to go back to school. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the
way through school, got my degree, so then I was Fred
Dingaling, MD, DDS.

"Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around
with my assistant and she gave me VD. So now I was Fred
Dingaling, MD, DDS, with VD. Well, the ADA found out about
the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Dingaling,
MD with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away
my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving
me as Fred Dingaling with VD. Then the VD took away my
Dingaling, so now I'm just Fred."

The officer walked away in tears, laughing.

[ Thanks Mark C. ]

Hardly News - If there was a doubt


If there was a doubt that the whole nobel piece prize was political I present the following;

  • AlGore wins nobel piece prize. [Source]
*All spelling errors in this post are on purpose.

Now the Nobel Committee has done its part, awarding Gore the Peace Prize for being "probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted" to combat climate change, according to his citation. (The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was also a joint winner of the prize.) And so, after the obligatory spasms of celebration and the equally obligatory gnashing of Rush Limbaugh's teeth, will Americans finally get to enjoy one of the great spectacles in political history, as Gore's ultimate honor levitates him beyond his leading rival, Hillary Clinton, and into the Oval Office? [Source]


He joins the following since 1980: [Source al-reuters]
  • 2007 - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
  • 2006 - Muhammad Yunus and Bangladesh's Grameen Bank for work to end poverty
  • 2005 - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its head Mohamed ElBaradei
  • 2004 - Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai
  • 2003 - Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi
  • 2002 - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • 2001 - The United Nations and Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • 2000 - South Korean President Kim Dae-jung
  • 1999 - Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres
  • 1998 - Northern Ireland politicians John Hume and David Trimble
  • 1997 - The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and campaign coordinator Jody Williams
  • 1996 - Roman Catholic Bishop Carlos Belo and Jose Ramos Horta, campaigners for human rights in East Timor
  • 1995 - Veteran anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Rotblat and his Pugwash organisation
  • 1994 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat
  • 1993 - African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk
  • 1992 - Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan campaigner for Indian human rights
  • 1991 - Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1990 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1989 - The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet
  • 1988 - U.N. Peacekeeping Forces
  • 1987 - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, author of a peace plan for Central America
  • 1986 - Elie Wiesel, Jewish author and human rights campaigner
  • 1985 - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, led by Yevgeny Chazov of the Soviet Union and Bernard Lown of the United States
  • 1984 - Desmond Tutu, head of Anglican Church in South Africa and anti-apartheid campaigner
  • 1983 - Lech Walesa, leader of Poland's Solidarity union
  • 1982 - Shared by Sweden's Minister for Disarmament Alva Myrdal and Mexican diplomat and former foreign minister Alfonso Garcia Robles
  • 1981 - Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
  • 1980 - Argentine human rights campaigner Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Thursday, October 11, 2007

12 bags of dope and 115 dollars.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 17-year-old is in jail after police said they caught him with bags of marijuana at First Coast High School.

Police said they received a tip that Alton McGriff was selling marijuana to students inside the school. Police said that when officers called him to the office to question him, the evidence literally fell into place.

"As they asked him to stand up so they could frisk him, 12 bags of marijuana fell from his waistband," said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Ken Jefferson. "Once they continued to search, they found $115 he had on his person -- clearly out of the ordinary for a high school student carrying $115." [Source]

  • Last time I had $115 on me was never. There was never a time when I was 17 years old I had anymore than 30 bucks.

Houston Texans Vs. Jacksonville Jags


And they could not sell enough tickets to get the game on TV.

Black out Baby.

It killed the cat.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A Femme Fatale Story

This reads like a great book. Seduction and rising to the top of a male dominated drug trade. Fear the power of the Femme Fatale.
The cross necklace around her neck is a nice touch too.

Police say the raven-haired 46-year-old spent more than a decade working her way to the top echelons of Mexico's male-dominated drug trade, uniting Colombian and Mexican gangs, and seducing several notorious kingpins.
Dubbed the "Queen of the Pacific," she even has her own song — a "narcocorrido" folk ballad about drug traffickers by Los Tucanes de Tijuana that pays homage to her as "a top lady who is a key part of the business." [Source]


In this photo released by Mexico's Federal Secretary of Public Safety, Sandra Avila Beltran, also known as the "Queen of the Pacific," smiles for a police mug shot on the day of her arrest in Mexico City, Sept. 28, 2007. The raven-haired 46-year-old worked her way to the top of Mexico's male-dominated illegal drug industry, prompting U.S. officials to issue a warrant for her arrest. (AP Photo/Mexico's Federal Secretary of Public Safety)

For all you Che Guevara Fans

Revolutionary icon remembered as world marks 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death
by ALVARO ZUAZO [Source]




Leave it to the Chinese to figure out a good use criminals

This should be considered for use with American death row inmates. It would give them something to do while wasting time on appeals and the legal process. (I could go on forever with this.)

Most death row murders say they are sorry, Most say they have found God and they are forgiven.

They should prove it by donating organs to those in need and the state could throw in a free lobotomy. We have an ample supply of death row inmates here in Florida.

Chinese doctors agree not to take organs from prisoners

The underground organ trade in China has been a notorious supplier of organs to foreigners desperately in need of transplants, who make up as much as 40 percent of the market. Brokers regularly arrange transplants in weeks rather than the months or years it generally takes in the West. [Source]

Friday, October 05, 2007

Another News Story that is more and more common.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Every available Orange County officer hit the streets early Friday searching for anyone involved in the shooting death of an off-duty Orlando police officer during an ATM robbery. [Source]

Something was terribly wrong here.

Sheriff: 13-Year-Old Boy Killed Younger Brother Over Dessert. [Source]




I shudder to think of how many other kids may be like this one. These news stories are becoming much to common today.

Meet Austin Wright.

Austin John Wright did wrong when he ran down Police Lt. Corey Dalhem after the Gators won a second National Title. [Source]

"Police said Wright's blood-alcohol tested at three times the legal limit." [Source]





How many years will this guy serve in prison if he gets the 30 years the judge could give him:
              • 6?
              • 10?
              • 15?
What ever it is, will it will it be enough?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Once in a while

A Blogger (Bloggess) can write things that just leave me speechless. It has happened couple of times on SkyWritings.

I know it is No Lurking Day but I could not think of anything to write.

It is good to see people put past experiences in words that any reader can understand. Keep up the good work SkyWriter.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Pitbulls

Another tale of woe from a pit bull home.

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A 42-year-old woman was fatally mauled by her two pit bulls, which also attacked the victim's son and a sheriff's deputy before both were shot and killed on Tuesday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Two pit bulls attacked and killed the woman who had raised them from puppies. They attacked her son and lunged at a responding sheriff's deputy before they were shot and killed. [Source.]



The victim raised them from puppies and they did this? Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

This next story is just too weird:
Good news is; They found the perp.
Bad news, it was the pit bull.

The mother told Lockport Police that she left her two year old unattended for a short time and after hearing the baby scream, she ran to see what was wrong.

When she got in the room, she told Lockport Police the dog, named "Bear", had sodomized the toddler. The mother screamed, scaring the dog out of the house, but the dog was still attached to the baby. [Source]



This goes along with the Vick post earlier.

DVDs out today.




I Picked up the Fantastic Four and The Rise of the Silver Surfer
along with the Jungle Book for the Toothless Wonder.

RBK Edge Uniforms

Do you like the new NHL uniforms?

I do.

I like the old classics too.


























Old Classics

Most of Michael Vick's dogs can be adopted

I guess this good news for the dogs.
  • The dogs fall into 5 different categories. Some could be used for Law Enforcement work.
  • I wonder who would want a dog that has been in a dog fighting facility?
  • For that matter; who would want a pitbull anyway.
  • Could you ever trust one of these dogs?
[Source]

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Bird landed the Job.

Rush on over to the The British Bird's Blog and congratulate her on her new job.

Looks like her coffee slinging, pimping and pushing days are almost over.


And remember what Homer says:


How to be a good democrat

I cannot believe Class 8 Commentary said it so completely. Sounds like you are getting ready for the holidays. Making a list and checking it twice.

Well done!

H/T
Class 8 Commentary.

Cheerleader Monday.



As A loyal Jacksonville Jaguar
fan I have such disdain for the
Houston Texans until I saw a
picture of the Cheerleaders
for the Texans.

And Now I am a fan.
The picture of the
Cheerleaders
below was taken
During the Colts Game


on Sunday the 23rd.



Now I am a Fan of the Texans.

Where are the Photo credits?

I find most the images uncredited on random sites, but I will add credits if someone lets me know who the has the rights to the image.

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