Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This Week in the News

OK, first of all I want to say that every single website that features video ads which start playing on my computer using my CPU whether I OK it or not simply because I've visited their page can go fuck themselves. I close the page immediately and don't go back. Even if I wanted to visit that site. It's just not worth putting up with the intrusion. So fuck all of you websites with autoplay video ads.

Now, this week in the news.

President Obama's hand-picked head of the IRS illegally conspired with his hand-picked heads of the Department of Justice to illegally target conservatives and conservative organizations for various illegal harassment, allegedly at the request of President Obama himself. If these charges prove true, Democrats are expected to make sure that nothing is done, or even more likely, that Republicans are somehow blamed.

In response to Obama's statements promising "greater flexibility" following the 2012 elections, followed by his near total dismantling of the US military and associated defenses, Russian president Putin began retaking all the lost Soviet satellite nations, starting with the Ukraine. Obama's response to the invasion of Ukraine has been to firmly warn Putin that there may or may not be sanctions and possibly even a firm finger wagging the next time Russia invades a neighbor. Putin is alleged to have responded "yeah right faggot."

Washington DC's espionage machine has focused so much of its resources into efforts to spy on American citizens that is has totally lost track of any and all Muslim terrorists around the world, including those illegally inside the United States. In response to this, President Obama has indicated that there will be no change in policy.

2 white high school students were expelled for bringing a confederate flag to their high school in 'progressive' New York. Principal Gary Cregan is alleged to have said that a symbol he hates, the national flag of the Confederate States of America, will not be tolerated at his school. On the other hand, had the boys brought a rainbow flag or even a Soviet Union flag, it would have been OK and no punishment would have been necessary. He said there is no room for intolerance at his school and that he won't tolerate any views with which he disagrees.

FBI agents have been illegally shaking down gun stores across the nation, demanding to see all customer data on gun purchases. At the same time, they warn that gun store owners are required to be on the look-out for white citizens who use terrorist language, using words such as "liberty" or "freedom," but insist that Muslim and/or Middle Eastern customers are NOT to be a cause for concern.

Billionaire communist, gun control Nazi and former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has confidently declared that all of his attempts to eliminate the Constitution and the right of The People to defend themselves against tyranny and oppression has earned him the right to march into Heaven and be honored by God himself "if he exists."

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,”

Bloomberg's statement comes during the week of Passover  and Easter, a special irony when compared to Jesus' own statements about the right to bear arms and self-defense:

Luke 22:35,36

35 And he said to them, When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything? They said, “Nothing.” 36 He said to them, But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one."

Happy Passover!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Super Chevy Show 2014

I spent the entire day, Saturday, at the Super Chevy Show in Millington, TN. It was a nice day, not as hot as usual. Even so, to avoid another epic sunburn I wore long sleeves and jeans and a big-ass hat. I didn't take very many photos this year. I just didn't feel like it. Most years I spend more time looking through a camera than I do actually looking at the cars with my own eyes. This year I felt like being selfish and just looking and enjoying myself.

After looking over all the swap-meet cars and parts, I went inside to the car show. There were quite a few new cars this year, cars I'd never seen before. There seemed to be more full-sized and rare early '60s cars with 409s and such than in years past. Or perhaps I simply noticed them more?

I was disappointed to find only 2 first generation Monte Carlos like mine. But I got to meet the owners of both of them. They live just down the highway from me. We had never seen each other's Monte Carlos running around, which isn't surprising since we never drive them. We all three ran into a parts dealer from Arkansas who says he has about 60 first generation Monte Carlo bodies for parts. I took his business card and badly need to go see him. No one is making first generation Monte Carlo body panels anymore. I don't know why. It seemed like just a short time ago that I could get anything I needed for this car, but not anymore.

After the 2 Monte Carlos I skipped on past the later model Monte Carlos and headed for the Chevelles. I spent some time talking to a man who did his own frame-off restoration of his blue 1970 Chevelle SS454. He had a photo album filled with pictures of the process. It got me thinking about all the things I need to do to my own Chevelle. The longer it sits, the more work there is needing to be done. But the same thing is true of my Monte Carlo.

After viewing all the cars I went to the dragstrip to watch the drag races. While I was watching a giant cloud of smoke began pouring into the sky from somewhere behind the tower. People in the stands across the track from me began climbing up and looking out through the fence at where the fire was taking place. Finally the announcer told us that there was a fire in one of the fields where people were parked for the show. But the field wasn't connected to the motorsports park so there wasn't much else they could tell us about it. The races had to be stopped while all emergency personnel went over to the field to fight the fire. It was huge.

Eventually the fire was put out and the announcer said everyone who parked over there could go and check on their cars if they wanted to, but no one had been hurt or killed in the fire. Then the racing started back up.

The sun began to set and my stomach told me that it was well after supper time. Even though the races had a long way to go before they were done, I got up and headed for my car. I stopped long enough to look over a few '57s Chevys and then crossed pit row to the grass where my old hoopty was parked. I glanced briefly at a Chevy pickup that looked to be stuck nose-first in a ditch. Someone had pulled into what appeared to be a nice parking spot only to fall into a hole that tall grass had hidden. Sucks for them.

As I drove home I began to realize just how exhausted I was. I had been there for the entire day, mostly on my feet, in the blazing sunshine, and with very little to drink. The day started off pretty crappy. I wanted to drive my minitruck instead of my hoopty, but the minitruck wouldn't start. It wasn't just a low battery. It was totally and completely dead. WTF? When I tried to use my 4x4 I encountered the exact same problem - totally and completely dead with not a flicker of power at all. Even the interior light didn't come on. Again, WTF??? This time was especially odd because the 4x4 has a brand new battery in it. So today, Sunday, I have had the 'fun' of pulling two batteries. One, the brand new one from the 4x4, I took to have tested. It tested as BAD. The other I have been trying to charge for hours. It reads 75% charged, but the needle never moves. So I expect that tomorrow I'll have to take it to be tested, too, and more than likely its going to test BAD as well. But replacing the batteries is only one step in this problem. What caused these two batteries to fry while the trucks were simply sitting there? Something is very wrong here.

If either battery looked like this I might understand, but both were immaculate

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Captain America

and the Winter Soldier

And coming soon, the Wonder Woman movie 

Followed closely by the Justice League movie ...

Friday, April 04, 2014

17 Meme

As usual, I stole this from Julie Maloney.

MEME! The 17 Meme

1. Do you know triplets? 
I grew up across the street from a pair of beautiful twin girls and my mom is a twin, but I can't think of anyone I know who is a triplet. Wouldn't it be cool if Jessica Biel were a triplet? Imagine three hot Jessica Biels. That'd be so awesome!

The Biel Triplets

2. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook
I am proud to say that I have never read or watched either of them and I never intend to. I retain my man card!

3. Have you ever eaten Indian food? 
I have probably eaten every food known to man at one time or another, but if you asked me if I wanted to go eat at an Indian restaurant I'd probably say 'no thank you.' If India came up with a really good pizza, though, that might change.

4. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant?
I don't have a favorite restaurant. Can I say Chick-Fil-A? The food is actually really good, but its always crowded. Then again, it's usually crowded with hot young moms and their kids or sometimes a girls soccer team will come in on a bus. Once I find a seat of my own it doesn't matter that its crowded anymore. It's just the getting to the register to order and then getting a seat that's affected by it being crowded. I guess its always crowded because the food is good, though, so it makes a good choice for favorite restaurant. I just didn't realize I was going to pick a fast-food place when I started writing this.

5. Who’s your favorite person in the world? 
Dr Fegg. He wrote "Dr Fegg's Nasty Book of Knowledge" and when I was a kid it was immensely entertaining to me. I highly recommend it.

6. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs? 
I have always confused the terms 'rural' and 'suburb' so I guess I would rather live in an area where people are intelligent, reasonable, not prone to being cunts and assholes, and averse to communism and all its satellite crusades. Basically where I'd rather live depends on the people living there with me more than anything else.

7. Can you whistle? 
Barely. Sort of. Technically it counts as whistling, but it isn't very loud. Andy Griffith would never hire me to whistle the theme music to any TV show of his.

8. Do you sleep with a nightlight? 
No, but several times I've fallen asleep while the lava lamp was on. It makes the room glow green. But I always turn it off if I wake up and realize I left it on. Sleeping with a lava lamp on will give you funky dreams. I think this is how the script for "Barbarella" was written. Well, this and LSD.

LSD, a lava lamp, and thou

9. Do you eat breakfast every morning? 
Yes, and the cereal makers should fucking thank me for it, too. I have bought a lot of damn cereal and I want to tell you, I have noticed that they are making the boxes and plastic bags cheaper and cheaper even as they shrink them down to nothing. We're almost to the point where a "family size" box of cereal is barely more than the old "single serving" boxes we sometimes got as kids while on vacation.

10. Do you take any pills or medication daily?   
Sure, whatever is laying around, if it is a pretty color I'll pop it in my mouth and see what happens. No wait, that was Robert Downey Jr in the '80s. Sorry, no, I'm an allergy medicine kind of guy, and sometimes I need some ibuprofen, but nothing exciting. Although, if Jessica Biel offered me something and promised that it'd lead to wild sex between us I'd take that so fast it'd practically be inhaled.

11. How many times have you been to the hospital as a patient? 
I don't know. Concussions have a way of erasing themselves. I've had 2 knee surgeries and a useless sinus surgery that made things worse. I've probably had some others ... injured shoulder from soccer ... anyway, I can't keep up with all of that anymore. I remember a motorcycle wreck where I was flying backwards down a road before landing on my back. I had a really bad bike wreck back in high school. I can't think of what else. I once dreamed a got a bad concussion while riding in the back seat of Tabby Cobb's 1971 Chevelle, but that was just a dream and didn't really happen and I don't think Tabby Cobb drives a 1971 Chevelle. She probably drives a Lexus SUV or a Porsche. She was always really hot and attracted tall, rich guys pretty easily. I think she's rich now so I just don't see her driving a Chevelle somehow.

12. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo
Have you ever seen Fargo? They're sort of similar when you consider all the sharks in Finding Nemo. Listen, just because we never actually see the sharks eating anyone doesn't mean it didn't happen.

"Fish are friends, not food."
"If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare"

13. Where do you buy your jeans? 
At the store, usually from a shelf where they are stacked in order of style and size.

14. What’s the last compliment you got? 
That's a good question. Maybe you could leave a nice compliment for me in the comments and that'd be the last compliment I got and I would remember it because it was there in writing.

15. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning? 
Sometimes I do, but usually they fade away before the morning is done. I had some wild dreams last night, but after I woke up they just dissolved into thin air. Most of my best dreams either involve cool cars or hot girls. Jessica Biel is a frequent guest.

16. What flavor tea do you enjoy? 
The flavor that has ice cubes in it and a lot of sugar. We here in The South call it "sweet tea" and it's really tasty, but bad for your teeth and blood sugar levels. Or maybe good for your blood sugar levels if your goal is to raise it way up high.

17. What social media sites do you use?
I obviously use Blogger. I am on Facebook, but haven't had time to be active lately. I am on Twitter, but again, haven't had time. I have a Pinterest account, but haven't really figured out what to do with that. I'm sure I have other stuff, but have lost track of them. I use to IM a fair amount, but I don't know if anyone does that much anymore.

Social Media - its awesome!

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