Saturday, January 02, 2016

Christmas 2015

And now for something completely different. It's been a long time since I posted anything here. The world is going to hell and 2016 looks like it'll be full of more of the same. I needed a break so I've enjoyed two solid weeks off work just enjoying what good surrounds me and working around the house. It's been far too short.

For Christmas decor this year, I made some things but I was also in a position to use some of my adopted Mothers decorations from many years ago.

I started out with this very tiny ornament and called it done.
But then I decided I needed to make this to hang on the front door in lieu of a wreath.

And then I remembered I had this. It was made many years ago by my Aunt who adopted me. It needed some repairs.

And the lights needed replacing.

Since the bug to create had bitten me, I put my plan in place to build a silk arrangement in my Aunts old heart shaped aluminum roaster.

I had to glue the lid in place but nothing will be damaged so I hope it holds!

Still looking for silk Hydrangeas of the correct color though.

And now to clear out the craft room so I can resume making my own Christmas cards by next year. Hopefully, I can stay healthy and get that done quickly.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

What is wrong with people??

Haven't posted in... wow, a year.  Been busy.  Anyway, I observed something last night that I feel compelled to share.  I believe it's one of the core causes of the problems which plague our society.  We seem decadent, hedonistic, selfish, greedy.  Our children seem selfish and spoiled beyond anything I ever imagined growing up.  I know not all people are as I describe, but my "faith in humanity" is all but gone.
Yesterday morning, as I was packing up to come home from the relatives, my just-a-few-months-old iPhone seemed to have a slight software malfunction.  When I got home I made an appointment at the nearest Apple Store - no walk ins allowed it seems. I was directed to sit at a table with other customers waiting their turn.  Naturally, being the friendly sort, I started chatting with the other customers.  We all began exchanging reports of why we were there - some for purchase, some for software malfunctions (like me), and some for replacements due to damage.
It was that last situation which will stick with me.  A man and his son were sitting across the table from me.  The man started telling a rather confusing story of his sons and how one had thrown his iPhone at the other.  It seems that the kid sitting next to the dad got mad at his brother for eating his soup or doing something to it and threw his brand new iPhone across the room.  The iPhone was one of his Christmas presents.  There sat the dad saying bizarre things like, "well, I didn't want to replace it" and "he's got a bad temper" and "he's got red hair so ...".  And there sat that little brat smiling smugly saying, "that's right.  no one messes with my soup."  It was obvious that the kid knew that what he had done was wrong, that he really didn't deserve a replacement iPhone, and that his father was WEAK.  The little brat wasn't even trying to conceal his smugness.
Once I got that all sorted out, I said to the little monstor who will be inflicted upon society within the next ten years, "You're one lucky kid.  You better be grateful to your father.  If you were MY kid, I'd beat your ass with a wooden boat oar and you'd NEVER get another cell phone EVER".  Yes, I really said that.  And yes I really meant that if he were my child, not only would I never supply him with an iPhone but he would not be allowed to possess any cell phone as long as he lived in my house not matter his age or even if he paid for it himself.  The wooden boat oar idea came from my sister who has three sons and beat their asses with a wooden boat oar when necessary.
Parents, kids, and people in general like that are a huge problem.  These people clearly have more money than brains.  How can someone so stupid make enough money to supply iPhones for little kids at Christams??  The only thing that will cure them and their monstrous brat children is flying off the fiscal cliff at about a million miles an hour.  And it looks like that's about to happen.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas and nothing else

It's been quite a while since I posted anything due to life intruding on what I'd rather be doing.  But, I'm hoping to get back to blogging first thing next year.  Meanwhile, I wish all a Happy Hanukah and a Merry Christmas - yes, both since my adopted mother was Jewish and I am Christian and do my best to show respect and appreciation for the Jewish people who are, after all, the Jewish people are the Apple of G-d's eye who preserved the Scriptures for all the world, and who gave us the Messiah (no, not the pres).

If you're wondering why I didn't wish anyone happy "kwaanzaa" or however you spell that, I don't participate in fake, made-up-to-foster-separatism celebrations.

If you're wondering why I haven't wished moslems well on one of their days, well that would be due to my not embracing evil, the devil himself, nor idol worship - that's right, they worship a stupid piece of black meterorite which they've enshrined in a replica of what they fear most - a vagina (look it up!).  Weirdos.  They must not fear it too much though since they are replicating like cockroaches (yeah, i said it - not like you'd expect me to use an analogy to something sweet, soft, cudly, and relatively harmless like a bunny, did ya?).

Thursday, August 25, 2011

53 Mexicans Murdered in Monterrey

I wonder if any of those guns are of the Fast and Furious variety?

Obama, Holder, et al, I hope you're happy with overt act of war in arming the internal enemies of our neighbor, Mexico.  You should all be extradicted for your crimes.

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with gasoline and started a fire that trapped gamblers inside, killing 53 people and injuring a dozen more, authorities said.

The fire at the Casino Royale in Monterrey, a city that has seen a surge in drug cartel-related violence, represented one of the deadliest attacks on an entertainment center in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug cartels in late 2006.

"This is a night of sadness for Mexico," federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire said in a televised address. "These unspeakable acts of terror will not go unpunished."

Calderon tweeted that the attack was "an abhorrent act of terror and barbarism" that requires "all of us to persevere in the fight against these unscrupulous criminal bands."

Nuevo Leon state Gov. Rodrigo Medina told the Televisa network that 53 people had been confirmed dead in the attack.

"But we could find more," said state Attorney General Leon Adrian de la Garza, adding that a drug cartel was apparently responsible for the attack. Cartels often extort casinos and other businesses, threatening to attack them or burn them to the ground if they refuse to pay.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Did Justice Department Know About Fast and Fuirous?

In my opinion, there is no doubt that Holder knew.  Watch this video and watch him say that he learned of it a few weeks before the scandal broke and yet he bragged about it in Mexico long before.

Mexico wants to indict those responsible for letting the guns walk and I don't blame them.  This was an act of war arming the internal forces aligning against the Mexican people and the government of Mexico.

Click the picture below to watch the video (not embedded).

And those in charge are being promoted and moved to other parts of the country, some in positions invented just for them.  While the whistleblowers are being retaliated against which is against Federal law.  Of course, we already know from the voter intimidation charges against the black panthers stemming from the '08 PA billy club swinging incidents that Holder won't enforce Federal law if the accused / guilty are "his people".

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

All of MiddleEarth Angry at McCain

Yesterday the Tea Party Hobbits (you know, US, the good guys who save the entire world!) politely asked Senator John McCain for an apology for turning the word Hobbit into an epithet.  Today, the Morder Orcs (Democrats) expressed their anger at him too.  In typical John McCain fashion, the venue was way too small and the doors locked 45 minutes before the event began.

I heard a clip of it on the radio where McCain said "...everyone wants to be rich..." and the crowd howled that no, they did not want to be rich!  LOL

If U.S. Sen. John McCain's town hall on Tuesday had a theme, it's that Greater Tucson has been dipped in a big vat of angry.

And the heat isn't just the domain of the tea party anymore, with progressives showing up in force, just as torqued as their conservative counterparts.

It didn't help the tenor that there were far too many people for the 150-seat venue at St. Marks United Methodist Church on the far Northwest Side. The doors were locked and people turned away 45 minutes before the event even started.

As McCain entered, waving, he was greeted by the standard applause, as well as the not-so-standard chant of "Where are the jobs?"

Although the crowd by applause agreed to some ground rules - no yelling, no shouting, respecting one another - they didn't mean it.

The catcalls and interruptions started early into his introductory comments, which McCain largely used to make his case that the economic situation has deteriorated under the Obama administration. Using a chart with the title, "He's making it worse," McCain said there are fewer jobs, higher gas prices, more regulations and lower housing values since the inauguration.

Monday, August 08, 2011

McCain Apologizes if The Hobbits Misunderstood

But he's not sorry he said it...why should I, he said, when it's the facts.  Do you understand that?  He's sorry that you hobbits are too stupid to understand what his highness said.

And, obviously, he fails to understand that the Hobbits save the entire world.  The Hobbits win!

I think John McCain might be Saruman.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

John McCain & WSJ - The Hobbits Win!

Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows I already can't stand John McCain, his recent years border enforcement posturing with Pinal County Sheriff Babeu notwithstanding.  Every six years McCain runs to the right and then spends his six year Senate term sliding to the left and insulting the right, reaching across the aisle to those whose policies are, at best, Socialistic, and, at worst, Communisitic (yeah, I said it).

Anyone who has known me for more than 5 minutes knows that I have been a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien since I was a child.  I have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings more times than I can count.  I have watched the movies at least 20 times.  I even went on a Lord of the Rings Movie Location Tour of New Zealand and intend to go on another after The Hobbit movies are released.  Seriously, I love the story which is, at it's core, a story of Good vs. Evil.  On the side of Good are the Hobbits.  The Hobbits represent innocence and purity and all that is Good in the world.

For the WSJ to attempt to turn "Hobbits" into an epithet is outrageous.  How dare they mock The Tea Party as "Hobbits".  To be called a Hobbit is not an insult.  It is a compliment of the highest order.  It is saying you are Good and Righteous.  For John McCain to agree with the statements from the WSJ so much that he chose to read the statement on the floor of the Senate thus preserving the sarcastic insult for all posterity is infurirating!

Clearly, the idiots at the WSJ editorial board and John McCain either didn't read the Lord of the Rings, or didn't watch the movies, or don't believe in Good and Evil, or are just too stupid to comprehend the point (that must be it since they don't even seem to understand that Mordor is actually part of Middle Earth).  The Hobbits win in the end.  Sure, it's a long hard road and they are mocked along the way and given little help by the elites, but they win in the end.  HotAir did a great job of pointing out that inconvenient fact.

What the WSJ said

But what none of these critics have is an alternative strategy for achieving anything nearly as fiscally or politically beneficial as Mr. Boehner's plan. The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.

John McCain reading the idiocy on the floor of the Senate

RedState has a very funny piece titled One Does Not Simply Mock Into Mordor

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Dust Storm for Phoenix

Another dust storm blew through Phoenix yesterday.

This is what I normally see looking south from my home.

And this is what I saw yesterday looking south from my home.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Illegal Immigrant Arrested Inside Arizona Nuclear Facility

This country is a hair's width away from a terrorist attack.  Things are out of control.  Unless, of course, you're an ordinary American who has to travel for work or chooses to travel for pleasure.  Then, the TSA is all over your grandmas adult diaper.

Sheriff: Security allowed him in with fake ID

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his deputies arrested an illegal immigrant working inside the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station, the nation's largest nuclear plant.

According to Arpaio, 32-year-old Cruz Loya Alvares was denied entrance at the facility's security checkpoint on Monday, when he was the driver of a work truck belonging to a private contractor doing work at Palo Verde. Security guards noticed the man's Mexican driver's license was expired. On Tuesday, Alvares was admitted to the plant as a passenger in a work truck, using an Arizona ID card. However, at a secondary checkpoint, Arpaio says further examination by authorities determined that the Arizona ID was falsified.

The sheriff says he doesn't know how long Alvares had been working inside Palo Verde, and whether Monday was the first time he had attempted to get in.

"To some extent," Arpaio says, "security at this nuclear power plant worked. But still, an illegal immigrant was permitted to gain access. This raises the question: how safe is Palo Verde really if an illegal alien can gain access to this nation's largest nuclear power facility?"

The sheriff says the incident brings into question the effectiveness of the security at other government facilities.

Arpaio says his deputies have been made aware of other incidents of illegal immigrants working in buildings containing various federal, state, and local government workplaces.