Picture Time!

June 22, 2008

We went camping this weekend and now I’m in the mood for posting some recent pics!


Jordan by some ducks.


A spider on our car.




In my car, everything gets buckled up!


Another spider.


Christopher painting a house. We volunteered to paint someone’s house as part of a weeklong event in Anchorage.

Cops Rule!

Christopher, Ashley and Jordan had some fun painting Raymond’s car!

Raymond and I

Raymond and I standing by a 16 inch shell.


It’s a Puffin. They have a few stuffed animals downtown so the tourists can pose with them.


We’ve seen a lot of moose this year. They’re popping up like daisies!


It took a bit over three months for the scab to fall off my toe from my surgery. See earlier post to compare.

I hope you’ve enjoyed some of the pics! Let me know what you think!

Sing-a-long time!

June 21, 2008

It’s an oldie but a great classic too! If you’ve never heard it, give it a listen!

I’m gonna hire a whino to decorate our home by Johnny Paycheck

Lyrics by David Frizzell

I came crawling home last night, like many nights before:
I finally made it to my feet as she opened up the door.
And she said, “You’re not gonna do this anymore.”

She said: “I’m gonna’ hire a wino to decorate our home,
“So you’ll feel more at ease here, and you won’t have to roam.
“We’ll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
“And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall.”

She said: “Just bring your Friday paycheck, and I’ll cash them all right here.
“And I’ll keep on tap – for all your friends, their favorite kinds of beer.
“And for you, I’ll always keep in stock, those soft aluminum cans.
“And when you’re feeling macho, you can crush them like a man.”

She said: “We’ll rip out all the carpet, and put sawdust on the floor.
“Serve hard boiled eggs and pretzels, and I won’t cook no more.
“There’ll be Monday night football, on T.V. above the bar.
“And a pay phone in the hallway, when your friends can’t find their car.”

She said: “I’m gonna’ hire a wino to decorate our home,
“So you’ll feel more at ease here, and you won’t have to roam.
“We’ll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
“And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall.”

She said: “You’ll get friendly service, and for added atmosphere.
“I’ll slip on something sexy, and I’ll cut it clear to here.
“Then you can slap my bottom, every time you tell a joke.
“Just as long as you keep tipping, well, I’ll laugh until you’re broke.”

She said: “Instead of family quarrels, we’ll have a bar-room brawl,
“When the Ham’s bear say’s its closing time, you won’t have far to crawl.
“And when you run out of money, you’ll have me to thank.
“You can sleep it off next morning, when I’m putting it in the bank.”

She said: “I’m gonna’ hire a wino, to decorate our home,
“So you can feel more at ease here, and you won’t have to roam.
“When you and your friends get off from work, and have a powerful thirst.
“There won’t be any reason, why you can’t stop off here first.”

She said: “I’m gonna’ hire a wino to decorate our home,
“So you’ll feel more at ease here, and you won’t have to roam.
“We’ll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
“And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall.”

Everything in space is FAKE!!!

June 21, 2008

0 really? Why is that?

Because armchair experts like Kayinmaine know it all!

Will our government do everything in it’s power to convince our nation they’ve found ice on Mars to keep the money flowing into NASA? I think so. I’m sorry, but when I saw this picture yesterday flash on the news (even the two hosts on MSNBC started laughing when they saw it) I instantly felt we were being duped once again:

If the Anchorfolks at MSNBC laugh, then we can trust them! That’s right. You can get a degree in Journalism and be an expert on everything! Why do we even have scientists then? Heck, just get a bunch of journalists/anchorpeople together and see if they can get anything launched into space. Betcha they can’t!

This picture just seems a little too perfect for me, meaning, what are the chances the Mars rover dug up “ice” where it landed ? Slim. In fact, all the pictures from “Mars” can be easily created on our planet. With the technology we have at our dispense doctoring photos is as easy as making a sandwich!

Don’t trust those high-quality snapshots of Mars? Why should you? It’s much better to trust those grainy photos of the Loch-Ness Monster, or Bigfoot, or of those flying saucer thingy’s! It doesn’t matter that NASA has upgraded their equipment from the sixties. What should their slogan be? “If it’s good, it ain’t from NASA”?

Now that anything can be created/photoshopped right here on Earth, then we can’t believe any pictures? NASA landed the craft in the far North to increase the chances of finding ice. Surprised that they planned ahead? Yup, it’s better to trust someone totally disconnected from the space program than someone trained and knowledgeable on the subject.

Typical moonbat nuttery if you ask me. Perhaps she is one of those bitter folks that just can’t handle any sort of good news that comes out during Bush’s tenure?

A lesson on Democrats

June 21, 2008

I like this guy!

h/t to Jenn

Obama’s Transparency

June 18, 2008

If you can’t see through the lies, then let me help you.

Obama’s campaign tightens control of image and access

The campaign on Monday barred cameras from a large gathering of African-American civic leaders Obama attended. It recently refused to provide names of religious figures with whom Obama met in Chicago and directed some of them to avoid reporters by using a special exit. And on Wednesday, the campaign orchestrated Michelle Obama’s appearance on the friendly set of “The View” and a flattering spread in the pages of Us Weekly.

Hmmm. A private meeting with black leaders and us typical white people shouldn’t be concerned? Imagine if McCain held a private meeting only for whites. Outrage, eh? Why not for Obama? And sneaking them out to avoid reporters? If this doesn’t smell fishy to you then get your nose checked out! And what’s wrong with Michelle? Can’t handle people on the right? Afraid? Aren’t you supposed to be helping your hubby ‘bring people together’? How do you do that by only visiting with lefty folks?

Yet while McCain’s aides have had their share of skirmishes with the press, they still enjoy a reputation for giving reporters traveling with him an unusual amount of access.

I guess he doesn’t have anything to hide.

Strategists for Obama, the country’s first black nominee, have made it clear that they believe they need to take extra steps to control his image and protect against attack. But such efforts at times appear to conflict with the candidate’s stated desire to be unusually transparent and open, and they have already occasionally put him at loggerheads with news organizations pushing for greater access to him now that he is the presumptive nominee.


In spirited discussions with reporters barred from Monday’s meeting with African-American civic leaders, aides said that no cameras were allowed because the participants wanted the meeting to be private, even though it was announced on the daily hotel roster of events. Later, other aides said the lighting was not properly set up for television quality.

Lighting. Riiiiight. Hasn’t the left made a huge ruckus over Bushco and their ‘secret meetings’? But it’s all good and dandy if it’s a Democrat, right? The hypocrisy is so blaring you need to put shades on.

When Obama met with religious leaders last week, his campaign kept out photographers and reporters and refused to share a full list of participants.

What’s he hiding? What kinds of promises is he making them? What kind of dirty deals are going down? Don’t know, do ya? So much for a new style of politics and shedding those evil ways from those old Washington types. You’re being hoodwinked. Can you not see it?

Professor Douglas Kmiec, a conservative constitutional scholar at Pepperdine Law School, said Obama told him and others in attendance that he was keeping the meeting private so everyone could speak without fear of public judgment.

Or too afraid of another YouTube moment? No need for whitey to catch on to your private plans. Just smile and they’ll follow you to the voting booths! What dolts!!!

McCain has is faults, but they can’t be as bad as Obama’s!

More biased reporting!

June 18, 2008

I know. Shocking, isn’t it?

This time from CNN!!!

Check out this map:


Red states for McCain. Blue states for Obama. Yellow, is a tossup.

What would your headline be?

McCain leads? Obama gets northeast and west coasts? McCain wins in heartland?

Not CNN. They go with….(drum roll)…

Obama leads McCain in three swing states, poll finds

WOW! You just gotta put ‘Obama leads’ right up front! He’s got like 14 states compared to McCain’s 24!

And to top it off, out of 12 swing states, Obama gets 1/4th of them and it’s the headline!!!

And you say Fox News is ‘Faux News’? Get a grip! No wonder Fox has been praised by some prominent lefties as being more fair in their reporting!

Obama Hates Muslims!

June 18, 2008

Muslim woman: Scarf kept her from seat near Obama

A young Muslim woman said she and another woman were refused seats directly behind Barack Obama – and in front of TV cameras – at a Detroit rally because they wear head scarfs.

Discrimination! Or is it he’s just too scared to be associated with Muslims?

Aref, a 25-year-old lawyer, said a member of her group was told by a volunteer that she could not invite Aref because of “a sensitive political climate.”

What’s so ‘sensitive’ about our political climate? Is this some sort of double-speak???

“It is offensive and counter to Obama’s commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run. We sincerely apologize for this behavior,” the statement read.

Ahhh, they’re sorry. Move along kiddies, nothing to see here. Everyone will forgive you for your discrimination and forget about it. They’d do the same for McCain too. Right?

Still, she said, it was difficult to hear Obama’s message of unity among races.

“As he’s saying it, I’m thinking, ‘Well, wait a minute, I was obviously … profiled and discriminated against an hour ago.'”

From the same person that wants to bring us all together! LOL! Suckers!!!

Aref said she replied by thanking Burton, but requested Obama apologize directly to her and Abdelfadeel, as well as invitations to sit behind him at a future campaign event. Obama spokeswoman Amy Brundage said the campaign has apologized.

“He needs to take the matter seriously and send a strong message against any kind of discrimination,” Aref said.

Actions speak louder than words.

Presidential campaigns routinely invite audience members they believe will enhance the image their candidate wants to convey on TV to stand behind the candidate at rallies.

Apparently, the message is white girls love me so vote for me!

It’s funny how the guy who says he can bring us all together can’t even get his church to move away from racism, or his friends away from their terrorist views. If you believe his tripe, then I have one good word for you: Suckers

Obama- Just exactly what are you voting for?

June 15, 2008

When you cast your vote for Obama, just exactly what are you casting it for?

Why do I ask?

When you look at the picture below, you see an Ohio county Judge, James Burge, with two posters behind him. One of Che Guevara and one of Obama. One offers hope and change, and the other was an Argentine Marxist Revolutionary. Just what exactly do they have in common? Yup, both are Marxist. Is Obama really what you want running our country? Does Obama really believe in the hope/change number or is it that he’s trying to trick you into believing it? Is he real, or is he really a wolf in sheep’s clothing? With the media giving him the kid gloves treatment it looks like we’ll find out the hard way.

James Burge

The funny thing is, lefties complain that the media didn’t do its job in asking tougher questions before we went into Iraq. Where are those tougher questions now? Looks like another lesson that we’ll have to repeat. Haven’t we suffered enough? You’ve been fooled once, do you want it to be twice?

Your wonderful liberal school system

June 13, 2008

Teachers defend shock tactics in DWI program

On a Monday morning last month, highway patrol officers visited 20 classrooms at El Camino High School to announce some horrible news: Several students had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend.

Classmates wept. Some became hysterical.

A few hours and many tears later, though, the pain turned to fury when the teenagers learned that it was all a hoax _ a scared-straight exercise designed by school officials to dramatize the consequences of drinking and driving.

At school assemblies, some students held up posters that read: “Death is real. Don’t play with our emotions.”

Michelle de Gracia, 16, was in physics class when an officer announced that her missing classmate David, a popular basketball player, had died instantly after being rear-ended by a drunken driver. She said she felt nauseated but was too stunned to cry.

“They got the shock they wanted,” she said.

Some of her classmates became extremely upset, prompting the teacher to tell them immediately it was all staged.

“People started yelling at the teacher,” she said. “It was pretty hectic.”

“You feel betrayed by your teachers and administrators, these people you trust,” said 15-year-old Carolyn Magos. “But then I felt selfish for feeling that way, because, I mean, if it saves one life, it’s worth it.

Officials at the 3,100-student school officials defended the program.

“They were traumatized, but we wanted them to be traumatized,” said guidance counselor Lori Tauber, who helped organize the shocking exercise and got dozens of students to participate. “That’s how they get the message.”

The new school teaching method- Shock! This ought to be a hoot when they apply this to Algebra!

But it does grate on my nerves when people say “if it saves one life, it’s worth it“.

I disagree! Let’s make the new speed limit 5mph. That’ll save a ton of lives. Sure, it’ll take people in the valley (Wasilla/Palmer) 8 hours or so to get to work here in Anchorage, but hey, it’ll save lives and therefore, be “worth it”!

I could go on with more fun examples but you get the point. Stupid frickin’ school system!

It could’ve gone the other way too

June 13, 2008