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Posts published in April 2009

Samuel Morse’s Birthday

Google seems to have taken on recognizing Samual Morse…  sadly most will not even recognize his name or his contributions to communications.


Joke… sorta

Last Tuesday, as President Obama got off the helicopter in front of the
White House, he was carrying a baby piglet under each arm.

The squared away Marine guard snaps to attention, Salutes and says:
“Nice pigs, sir.”

The President replies “These are not pigs…these are authentic Arkansas
Razorback Hogs. I got one for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and I
got one for Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi.”

The squared away Marine again snaps to attention, Salutes and says,
“Excellent trade, sir.”

eBay costing me plenty.

Okay so we are moving into our new place at the end of the week, great, super, what it really is – it’s a lot of friggin’ work!

Well, some dumbass was pulling drawers under the dresser where the 32″ flatscreen lived for the bedroom….  Damn thing hit me right on the head after falling a couple of feet.  And well, let’s just say she’s toast… so time to get a new set.  After looking around at prices at a couple of retailers I left empty handed, not for the lack of selection or features or dozens of people trying to sell me stuff, but the prices alone were absolutely insane!  Returned home and started doing a bit of research and where do you end up…. eBay of course!  Buy it now is a wonderful thing!

So lets add this up…. Not only do I hate shopping retail, more so I despise the sales people trying to sell me crap or tell me what I do or don’t need like I’m ignorant of screen resolutions, contrast ratio, viewing angle, etc etc etc…  facts be as they are I’ve been a technology nerd for as long as I’ve sucked air into my face. Shopping online eliminates the above and many other facets of “shopping” that irritate me.

So where are the best deals?  Everywhere, finding them is the trick.  If you are looking to save a few more bucks than the last deal it can be a never ending endeavor, better to know your price range and find the best deal easily, free shipping is always the clincher for me for large purchases.

Enough dribble… if you were looking for a post bashing eBay, move on it’s not here.  I’ve been patronizing them for the last 10+ years as a buyer and seller.

The month of April alone – lets list the *stuff* I couldn’t live without

  • a couple of RC helecopters (the big boy toy kind)
  • a handful of 4G thumbdrives (can’t live without these, and for $8 a pop… buy plenty)
  • a couple USB WiFi adapters (just cause they were on sale for cheap)
  • half a dozen Male TNC to SO-339 RF adapters (Ham radio guys know what they are)
  • a solar panel charge controller (starting to go greeen around here)
  • a Jawbone bluetooth headset for my cell
  • a repeater controller (more Ham stuff)
  • some printer ink
  • a 1000′ of 18ga magnet wire (if you have to ask, don’t bother)
  • 500′ of parachute cord (aka 550 cord for the older Vets)
  • Now add in a 42″ LCD HDTV (1080p of course!)
  • What am I chasing now?  A Wii system complete with a huge selection of games, controllers and assorted goodies.  (The girls told me today they wanted the Wii Fit, okay sounds like a good excuse to get piles of stuff to go with it right??!!??)  Besides it’s only the 26th, I’ve got a few days left to go!

Guess maybe I’m a spend-aholic, but hell we owe nobody for anything!  & We’ve  warned the kids *There will be no inheritance!*  We are spending it now while WE can, you kids can fight over it when we are gone… and clean up the mess!

Self Explanitory






It figures…………….

Traffic stop for old lady

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
Traffic Cop: Yes ma’am, I’m afraid you were speeding.

Older Woman: Oh, I see.
Traffic Cop: Can I see your license please?

Older Woman: Well, I would give it to you but I don’t have one.
Traffic Cop: Don’t have one?

Older Woman: No. I lost it 4 years ago for drunk driving.
Traffic Cop: I see…Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Older Woman: I can’t do that.
Traffic Cop: Why not?
Older Woman: I stole this car.

Traffic Cop: Stole it?
Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Traffic Cop: You what!?
Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The traffic cop looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car while calling for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Older Woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: My colleague here tells me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
Older Woman: Murdered the owner? Are you serious?!

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please. The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am?
Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The traffic cop is quite stunned.

Officer 2: My colleague claims that you do not have a driving license. The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer examines the license quizzically.

Officer 2: Thank you ma’am, but I am puzzled, as I was told by my officer here that you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner!

Older Woman: Bet the lying son of a gun told you I was speeding, too.

Letter to my bank

Dear Sirs,
One of my checks was returned marked “insufficient funds”. In view of current developments in the banking industry, does that refer to me or to you?

Ed Freeman

You’re an 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 – 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in. You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you’re not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you’ll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn’t seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.
Ed Freeman is coming for you. He’s not Medi-Vac, so it’s not his job, but he’s flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.

He’s coming anyway.
And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses.
And, he kept coming back…. 13 more times….. And took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.
Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman,died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , ID ……May God rest his soul…..

I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing, but we sure were told a whole bunch about some Hip-Hop Coward beating the crap out of his “girlfriend”

Medal of Honor Winner
Ed Freeman!
Shame on the American Media

Obama’s Eligibility for POTUS

This thing just will not go away, with cases still “pending” and a dozen summarily denied/dismissed without being heard, the questions remain;

Where was Obama born? It doesn’t seem that difficult a question to answer.. unless you have something to hide. Dozens of teams of lawyers are reportedly still on retainer or some form of compensation to try and squash any attempt to uncover records or find the truth. WHY? My guess, there must be some serious dirt or skeletons hiding in the closet for Obama that he wants kept out of the public eye. Not that most of the mainstream media would actually report on it, at least not until the economy tanks a bit further and their livelyhood is threatened further by helping keep liberal wrong doings swept under the carpet.

All of this could be so easily remedied and the matter settled once and for all, but I suppose it’s better to spends piles of cash and tie up courts to keep the truth buried likely at taxpayer’s expense one way or the other.

An article posted yesterday;

Analyst warns eligibility could become flashpoint
‘It is morphing now to include members of the armed forces’
Posted: April 07, 2009 10:03 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh

A security analyst who provides intelligence information to a wide range of law enforcement, private corporation and security interests has written in a publicly released “white paper” that the issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president could become a “flashpoint” in the United States.

The suggestion comes from Lyle Rapacki, a former police officer who has worked in the field of psychological disorders for years. Since the 1990s, he has provided his analysis in public “white paper” reports and classified documents to various safety and security interests.

Rapacki’s report cited the continuing controversy over Obama’s birth certificate and a long list of lawsuits that have alleged he is not eligible to be president under the Constitution’s requirement that the office be occupied only by a “natural born” citizen.

If the president would be found to be ineligible, Rapacki suggested, there would be a “constitutional crisis” over which of his orders, laws and actions “should be valid.”

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