Monthly Archives: November 2008

Hot Springs, Arkansas in December

We are in Hot Springs, Arkansas with several friends for a (mostly) relaxing weekend. It’s the off-season for tourism, so in some ways it’s nice, although there are some things you can’t do, as the photo demonstrates: We think they’ve … Continue reading

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The Problem With Stimulus Packages

The Lady Tam says it so very well – Any money that the government “pumps into” the economy to “boost” it had to be pumped out of the economy in the form of taxes in the first place. Why is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving!

Dear Lord; Thank you for your amazing love, that not only comes directly from you, but also comes to us from all our family and friends. For I believe you are the source of all love. Thank you for our … Continue reading

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Short Commentary on Election 2008

Caveat: My comments here are my own perceptions, and not based on any research other than my own personal interpretation of events and news. Your mileage may differ. The election process for President of the United States, it seems to … Continue reading

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Definition of a Sky/Ground Incident

Once, when helping to haul hay, I was standing on the tailgate of the truck, holding on to the bails of hay, for the ride back to the barn. Due to the involvement of a red wasp about two inches … Continue reading

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My First Computer

I was cleaning out some old files and came across the specifications of my very first computer. That computer was the Kaypro 2. Photo from Wikipedia. The Kaypro ran the 8-bit Z80 CPU, at 2.5 MHz, and had 64k of … Continue reading

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We’re All Sick

Sorry, haven’t written anything in the last day or so. We’ve been recovering from our trip to New York, and also the bad cold I caught the last night in NY. It’s bad enough that I caught a cold, but … Continue reading

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Upper Management Doesn’t Get The Picture

I just heard on the news that these three auto industry executives went to beg for money in Washington; all three of them flew there on corporate jets, costing their companies each around $20,000 for the one flight (according to … Continue reading

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Politically Correct – Help?

Hi, friends; The last two entries got me to thinking. I want to compile a list of pairs of statements – politically correct vs reality. When I get a few together, I’ll post them here. You are invited to put … Continue reading

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Redistribution of Wealth

While we’re at it, “redistribution of wealth” is stealing. Let’s cut the crap – renaming bad things to make them more palatable is pure self-delusion. Watch out for all such attempts to white-wash evil. Calling something what it really is … Continue reading

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Health Care Centers

Joan Malin, of Planned Parenthood of NYC refers to abortion centers as “health care centers” which provide “reproductive health care”. Murdering unborn babies is not “health care”. -Popgun

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New York Visit – November 2008

As mentioned before, my wife and I went to visit our son in New York City. He lives over in Queens and commutes into Manhattan for work on weekdays. This was our second annual visit to New York. I’ll write … Continue reading

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Auto Industry Bailout?

I don’t think so. The parasitic unions have strangled their hosts (the auto manufacturers) and are now in panic mode. Here’s an excellent article that goes a long way towards explaining what the real problem there is. The key to … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Back…

We’re going to be traveling the next few days; going up to New York City to see how it is up there; visit our son, that sort of thing. It’s a different world there. Talk about culture shock. They may … Continue reading

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Obama’s Seven-League Boots

Obama, having won the election, must feel like he has Seven-League Boots. Here’s what “The Light Fantastic” by Terry Prachett has to say about them: “Seven league boots are a tricksy form of magic at best, and the utmost caution … Continue reading

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Here We Go….

Those of you with 401k plans might want to read this article. The Democrats aren’t wasting any time trying to get into your pockets. Three trillion dollars worth, in fact. And if you are wondering what Obama is up against, … Continue reading

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Obama Won, Fair And Square

Well, Obama won the election, fair & square. What can I say? The citizens of the United States have expressed their collective will; and since I’m one of them, and we’re all in this together, I must respect that. That … Continue reading

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There are two kinds of people in the world…

and I’m not either one of them. -Popgun

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Election Day Entertainment

Once upon a time, a pickup truck caught on fire at the little country store across the road from our house. Once we saw that there was nothing we could do to help, we stood around and watched it burn. … Continue reading

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Election Day, 2008

By all means, go vote! This is your chance to make your voice heard! Just remember, voting without studying the issues and thinking about your choice is very much like pulling out your gun, closing your eyes, and shooting randomly. … Continue reading

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