Been busy here today. End of year stuff to finalize plus finishing up the office make over, getting set up to do a web page and helping install a radio in KC9RLM’s truck.
And tonight starts the new season of shows for Wednesday Night at the Range on Outdoor Channel.
Time to pour a cold soda, pop some corn and settle in for new shows………….
Well just got notice that I might have jury duty. Great.
Not that I don’t want to do it, but it is that time of year for CCA meetings and I NEED the credits because I didn’t get to go last year. AND I have spent the money to sign up and reserve meals/rooms etc at most of them.
My luck I will get the OJ trial that will go on for years………………
Finished the What Would Google Do? Book last night and my head is buzzing with ideas, thoughts and what ifs and why nots. I recommend the book highly, Five Stars! It really brought home that we live in a totally different world due to the Internet and the online community’s that are build around it. Again, things are still sinking in……………
Also started another book called Emergency! This book could save your life. So far it is interesting from a totally different stand point. It is not your typical survival or disaster preparation handbook type read, but one mans journey into “survialism”. I will give you a follow up when I get it done…………..
Got on Facebook…………………we shall see how it goes.
Now if I just have any friends!!!
David Rahe who follows this blog has a blog of his own at http://daverahe.blogspot.com/ called Observations in Agriculture. I don’t know why but I had never put a link up on my site to his and wanted to correct that today.
So go by and give David a visit and say hello! Sorry Dave it took so long for me to see the error and correct it!
Also added a link to Randy Darr’s website, Soil-Right Consulting. Randy is a crop consultant up near Shipman, IL. So again go by and give Soil-Right a visit.
Found this funny………..if not true.
The view down my driveway this morning. Rain gauge shows 3.3 inches, not sure if that is right but the yard sure gives testament to at least that much.
First of all they are detainees, not prisoners. I mean they may be prisoners of war (POW) or prisoners of The War Against Terrorism (TWAT) or just some happy go lucky goat herder in the wrong place when the CIA or whom ever raided their mud hut and they became a “person of interest”, “suspect” or couldn’t give out the right code word response for “What is the capitol of Texas” (remember all those old WWII war movies where the answer was “Huston” because the Germans apparently couldn’t say Huston?) or for what ever reason. Again I don’t care. We got them for some reason, real or imagined and hauled their butts to the Caribbean for a vacation on the tip of Cuba.
And if you believe the media and your government, you have nothing to fear from a detainee. After all, they are not a prisoner…………….yea it might take you a while to let that one sink in.
The point is that if our Grand Dictator, I mean or Beloved President BHO said that he would close down GITMO to the applause of the thundering herd of people who voted for him. The same band of narrow minded and short term thinkers who are now saying NOT IN MY BACKYARD.
If he closed it down folks, they got to so somewhere……….. Yea it might take some of you a while to let that one sink in also.
So Thompson makes all the sense in the world to me. Really it does. Again think about it and it will all make sense.
(press pause at this point to allow for time for deep thought and reflection)
Ok ready to draw the map and follow the money?
1. Thompson is in Illinois.
2. Obama was the Senator from Illinois. (northern)
3. Blago is gone, Quinn is in as Governor.
4. Thompson is in the middle of no where in Illinois. (point of order here: it is in the middle of no where in Illinois if you are from Northern Illinois where in your minds Illinois ends at I-80)
5. Durbin (Dick) is from Illinois and was Obamas “mentor”.
6 . Obama was all about change and creating jobs.
7. Obama, Dick, Quinn, Blago, Burris and Thompson are all from Chicago……….or Northern Illinois (North of I-80)
8. In case you missed it, there is a Northern Illinois connection here……………….
Like I said, follow the money………………Yes I am a curmudgeon and a cynic.
But the 3000 jobs to be created are all construction jobs, not long term, the prison jobs will all be federal jobs, people already in the system coming to an area to work, not locals and there will only be 100 prisoners, I mean detainees, in the facility once it comes on line. And the most important thing of all is that it makes Dick, Pat, Hussein and the other trolls look like they did something.
Symbolism over substance. Again.
Besides we couldn’t have it down here in southern Illinois. To many rednecks driving around at night trying to spot light and poach a terrorist…………….
One hour of the eight hours of the Illinois CCA Conference today in Springfield yielded some interesting facts.
The one that stuck in my mind all day was this one:
At 4:30 PM, 70% of Americans have no idea what they are going to eat for dinner.
A few quick other facts were:
Food comes from grocery stores.
The American public doesn’t care if your farm is in business as long as there is food in the grocery store.
And that lettuce sales have gone through the roof. It wasn’t education of the consumer that drove this it was packaging…………
Well what a combination, huh?
Today as I went to the middle school or elementary school or the attendance center or what ever they call a school today to pick up my kids I had two things on my mind and got a third. All three related mind you.
There seems to be another political grab on tax paying citizens about to happen. Seems the government thinks they can control the land and resources better than private land owners can. In what looks to be a land grab and another populous control measure, Congress is working out legislation that will basically allow them to take away your private property and give it to another person or entity without compensating you. Read the whole deal here on Fox if you want. Needless to say this sounds more and more like the Health Insurance, Gun Rights and a whole list of things that your elected officials (you know the bunch, morally bankrupt and financially inept) think they know more about than you do.
Well what does this have to do with Global Warming and School Parking. A lot. You see the same half whits that are working this legislation out are the same ones that plan school parking lots. OK, not the exact same ones, but the same ones on a more local scale, they are still half whit politicians.
Follow me if you will for a minute.
Lets build a school or attendance center or what ever in a very inconvenient location to get into and out of due to a lack of good infrastructure. And while were at it, lets forget that we have a school full of kids that either ride the bus (less than 20% based on the GIS planning I have done for bus routes for similar school districts), walk home (less than 10%, kids don’t walk or ride bikes anymore) or have someone come and pick them up in a car or mini van (80%).
So to save money, since none of the kids drive to school yet, we don’t need any parking except for faculty. We don’t even need a road to accommodate more than the 30-50 cars that the staff will drive on any given day. And since we don’t have any problems with parking or roads, lets let grades K through 6 out at the same time.
OK so your griping about a lack of parking spaces and roads at the school when you went to pick up your kids. What does this have to do with Property Rights and Global Warming.
Well as I sat there and watched all those cars run, burning fossil fuels a major contributor to green house gasses and global warming, or so our government tells us, it made me realize that the same people who cant design a school parking lot, who cant take into consideration traffic flow, pedestrian flow or staggered dismissal times for different grades, these people whom we elect are the same bunch of dough heads that think they can stop Global Warming, run Health Insurance better, take care of the poor by redistributing wealth and now think they can use my private property better and more wisely than I can.
If elected officials, even a school board, cant plan a parking lot or traffic flow, what makes you think that Sparky the Congressman can run Health Insurance, Global Warming or Property Rights anything any better?
Man, our country is really screwed up……………..All who enter here abandon hope!!!
Pay close attention………This is no joke or illusion!