Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday's Quote.

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret. --Robert E. Lee

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DDG 2 Charles F. Adams

Could this Guided Missile Destroyer be a Museum Ship in Jacksonville?

This is something I would go and see.

We don't have a ship display here in Jacksonville and we need one. This is a Navy Town after all.

Ship's supporters float museum idea.

Victims Of Wreck Identified; FHP Seeks Driver Who Fled

Drag racing was never a smart thing. I did it when I was young, back in the day when I was indestructible or did not care.

Man how I have changed.

The other person, in the blue Mustang, what will be his fate when they catch him?


Monday, February 25, 2008

Driving in this city is serious

At least Christopher Potocki will be removed from the road for public safety for a while. How could he have been in such a hurry?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man shot multiple times Saturday afternoon after confronting a dangerous driver who cut him off in traffic said he never expected that driver to pull out a gun.

The shooting took place on the Westside near the intersection of 103rd Street and Firestone Road.

That's where police said 24-year-old Christopher Potocki opened fire on Nathaniel Harrison and William Perry, both 23, in the middle of traffic. They said after being shot, the victims ended up losing control and rear-ending another vehicle.

Story Here.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday's Quote.

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

- General George Patton Jr

Thursday, February 21, 2008


After being able to take pictures of the Moon like the one below.

Taken on 1-24-2005.

I was disappointed with the amount of cloud cover we had for the lunar eclipse last night.

Taken on 2-20-2008.
Better luck in 2010.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tag, You got MeMe

Tag You’re It.

Aprilwine tagged me with this one.

I’m supposed to write 5 facts about myself.

ALL true this time.

1. I’m 6ft 3in tall. ("I didn't know that stacked shit that high" R Lee Ermy AKA Sgt Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.)

2. I am a pessimist.

3. I love digital photography.

4. I absolutely do not miss the Indiana weather in the winter even with Glo-Bull warming.

5. I love guns, my 44. Magnum the most.

I don't tag people with MeMes. If you want to have a shot at this one, please do.


Saoirse did a Meme on her blog that was picked up by The QueenGrim and I thought I would give it a go.

What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now?

  • Old Spice Red Zone.

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?

  • Nope.

What would you change about your living room?

  • Put the Fireplace in the corner.

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?

  • Clean, I am funny about dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

What is in your fridge?

  • Milk, fruit, vegetables, meat, condiments, eggs & cheese.

What is on top of your refrigerator?

What color or design is on your shower curtain?

  • Our shower does not have any.

How many plants are in your home?

  • 5, all in the aquariums.

Is your bed made right now?

  • Yes.

Comet or Soft Scrub?

  • Nothing works like comet.

Is your closet organized?

  • Nope.

Can you describe your flashlight?

  • Silver and black cheapo. Always works though.

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?

  • My orange insulated cup, Must have my water cold.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?

  • Nope. You can get sweet tea down here at every single place that serves drinks

If you have a garage, is it cluttered?

  • Yes. Spring cleaning is due at the end of the month.

Curtains or blinds?

  • Blinds on all windows.

How many pillows do you sleep with?

  • 2 plus the one my wife uses.

Do you sleep with any lights on at night?

  • Night lights in the hallways.

The ending to the 4 Day Weekend

Yesterday was a wonderful way to end a 4 day Weekend.

It started out with a walk on the beach during sunrise.

I am always humbled when I see the sun rise on the beach. It lends to a feeling of smallness with so much wonder out there.

It was grand.

Now, it is back to the grind.

How it was spent

on diVidinG thE corn harVESt
One part cast forth, for rent due out of hand.
One other part for seed to sow thy land.
Another part leave parson for his tythe.
Another part for harvest, sickle and scythe.
One part for plough-wright, cartwright, knacker and smith.
One part, to uphold teams that draw therewith.
One part for servant, and workman’s wages lay.
One part, likewise, for fill-belly, day by day.
One part thy wife, for needful things doth crave.
Thyself and thy child, the last one part would have.

—THOMAS TUSSER (1524-80), Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry (1557

Saturday, February 16, 2008

For all you would be Photographers out there

There are some really good photo tips from Annie on the National Geographic site:

I am a novice and can use all the help I can get.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday's Quote.

He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. ---Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Wit and Wisdom from Military Manuals

  1. 'If the Enemy is in range, so are you.' - Infantry Journal
  2. 'It is generally inadvisable to eject over the area you just bombed'- U.S. Air Force Manual
  3. 'Aim towards the Enemy' - Instructions printed on U.S. Rocket Launcher
  4. 'When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.' - U.S. Marine Corps
  5. 'Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed always to hit the ground.' - USAF Ammo Troop
  6. 'Whoever said the pen is mightier then the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'- General MacArthur
  7. 'Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.' - Infantry Journal
  8. 'You, you, and you. Panic. The rest of you come with me.' - U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. (Mgysgt5)
  9. 'Tracers work both ways.' - U.S. Army Ordnance
  10. 'Five second fuses only last three seconds' - Infantry Journal
  11. 'Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever volunteer to do anything.' - U.S. Navy swabbie
  12. 'Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.' - David Hackworth
  13. 'If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush.' - Infantry Journal
  14. 'No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.' - Joe Gay
  15. 'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
  16. 'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.' - Unknown Marine Recruit
  17. 'Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you.'
  18. 'If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.' - USAF Ammo Troop
  19. 'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.' - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)'
  20. The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
  21. 'Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky.' - From an old carrier sailor
  22. 'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
  23. 'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
  24. 'Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another expensive flying club.'
  25. 'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; if ATC screws up.... The pilot dies.'
  26. 'Never trade luck for skill.'
  27. 'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to complete the flight successfully.'
  28. 'Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers.'
  29. 'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!'
  30. 'Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag to store dead batteries.'
  31. 'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground who is incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'
  32. 'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.' - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
  33. 'A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum.' - Jon McBride, Astronaut
  34. 'If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.' - Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)
  35. 'A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit.' - Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.
  36. 'Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.'
  37. 'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'
  38. - Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970 - 'If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.'
  39. Basic Flying Rules: 'Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.'
  40. 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.'
  41. As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, 'What happened?'. The pilot's reply, 'I don't know, I just got here myself!' - Attributed to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)
  42. The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are:
    1. 'Why is it doing that?',
    2. 'Where are we?'
    3. And 'Oh S...!'

Friday, February 08, 2008

You never know what goes on behind closed doors

Another disturbing story:

A Jacksonville mother pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated child abuse Thursday, three years after child welfare investigators found her 17-year-old adopted son caged and malnourished in their East Arlington home.

Brenda M. Sullivan, 51, faces up to 20 years in prison under terms of her plea agreement. She had faced a maximum of 90 years if convicted of all three counts. Circuit Judge Mallory Cooper scheduled sentencing for the week of March 10.

"She maliciously punished these children during those five years," Schlax said.

Sullivan and her husband, Wilson Sullivan, were arrested in March 2005, two months after abuse investigators from the state Department of Children and Families found their 17-year-old adopted son locked in a crib and weighing 49 pounds. Brenda Sullivan told a judge shortly after her arrest that Ohio authorities told her to keep the boy, who had severe medical and emotional problems, in a crib.

Wilson Sullivan, 57, died in January 2007 while awaiting trial in the case.

Wilson got off easy in my opinion.

Friday's Quote.

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
--- Oscar Wilde.

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:15 (KJV)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Quiz Time

H/T Blackiswhite

What military aircraft are you?

B-52 Stratofortress

You're a B-52. You are old and wise, and you absolutely love destruction. You believe in the principle of "peace through deterrence" and aren`t afraid to throw your weight around.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This DID surprise me.

Which Great US President Are You Most Like?
created with
You scored as Abraham Lincoln

16th President, in office from 1861-1865
Born: 1809 Died: 1865 (assassainated)

Abraham Lincoln


Ronald Reagan


Franklin Roosevelt


Dwight Eisenhower


Woodrow Wilson


John Kennedy


Thomas Jefferson


George Washington


Harry Truman


Theodore Roosevelt


Lyndon Johnson


H/T A Tall Drink of Water & Blackiswhite.

For everyone Voting Today

Thank you!


Saturday, February 02, 2008

Yuck , Taxes Weekend

I really need to do a better job with receipts so my annual I.R.S. raping and pillaging of the Finances will be less painful.

The Fair Tax would be easy.

The Tax system we have today is a gigantic Fuster Cluck.

I will need the rest of the weekend to re-align my ass.

WTF is THIS?!?

Do I want to What?

For This?

Da next Prez?

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.

Boarding Party Members

School Started on

The Learning never stops.

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