Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hopefully, even fewer people will listen to him now

I assume you've all read the report that says Karl freakin' Rove basically sunk the reports of people finding WMD in Iraq during the Bush years.

If this is the case, then his political acumen is even less than I thought after the commies took over the Senate in 2006.  And if it's true, then I cannot for the life of me figure out why anyone would want to listen to his political advice ever again.  He needs to be laughed out of politics for the rest of his life.

I'm not the easiest guy to put up with

I've got a temper.  I can be stubborn.  I can fixate on details in a way that would make an Aspie blush.  I can be grumpy.  And of course I've got the whole male scratching/burping/farting thing going on in spades.  I'm the biggest baby when I'm sick.  I'm a picky eater who absolutely refuses to eat peas or broccoli.

So imagine my surprise when I found a woman who not only hung around, but wanted to hang around for the rest of our lives.

Yesterday was our tenth anniversary.  We went out for dinner, then spent the night smoking cigars (her a Kuba Kuba, me a La Gloria) and driving through the canyons and down the PCH.  I'd say I found a keeper.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Went to lunch with the Ragin' Mrs. today.  After figuring out what we wanted, we decided on Chik-fil-A.  Headed up there, got in line, and figured out what we wanted.

I wish I could say enough nice things about the Chik-fil-A where we are.  They have somehow managed to take Southern California teenagers and instill Southern courtesy into them.  The service there is always polite and quick.  The food is good.  We never have to wait for eons to get our order.  The only real complain that I have is that their parking situation is a bit odd, but it works.  We've eaten there a couple of times, and every time we've been there it's been a good experience.

There are entire industries that could learn something about customer service from Chik-fil-A.  This isn't an ad, but when you get treated well by a business I figure it's only fair for me to tell people about it.  Lord knows I've done enough complaining about other businesses.  So it's nice to be able to sing praises about a business where I'm at.

Top. Men.

The CDC Director cleared a nurse infected with Ebola to fly on a commercial airplane, and then claimed that she "broke protocols".

I guess this is what happens when you put political flunkies into a position that has real-world consequences, eh?  And gosh, doesn't that just give you all sorts of confidence in the FedGov's handling of a viral crisis?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Use their lies to attack them.

So the Democrat American Communist Party has been using the Ebola outbreak to whine and complain that it was those mean old Republicans who are at fault because BUDGET CUTS or something.

Hit them back twice as hard, people.  TWICE!  AS!  HARD!

Attached [at the link above] is a CRS analysis of the actual NIH budget for the last several years in inflation adjusted (real) dollars. It’s worth noting that after the Republican takeover in ’94, the NIH budget rose until the Dems took over Congress in 2006. The Pelosi/Reid Congress was the first to flatline the NIH budget in nominal dollars.


More Joys of Los Angeles

Running through the park, when I feel the urge to take a leak.  Damn.  I hate that.  And I'm not going to use the bushes like the damn hobos around here, as sections of the park already reek of rancid stale urine and I'm not going to add to that.

So I make my way around the park, and near the maintenance shed there's a public restroom that's open.  Yay, Maintenance guys!  I duck in and immediately hear the drug dealer in the shitter call out his challenge.

Dude.  I can't even take a leak without having to dodge the druggies and their handlers.

I managed to hold it in until I got home, and then damn near blew the porcelain off the john with a fire-hose amount of pressure.  I really cannot wait to get out of this city.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ragin' Dave's Quote of the Day, Viet Nam Doux edition

Stolen from Denny, who stole it from someone else:

Once again, just as with VietNam, our government has proven that the only force on this planet which can defeat the US militarily and economically is the Democratic Party.

The only thing that can stop the military from winning is the Democrat American Communist Party.  Period.

Pipe Tobacco part 1

This stuff right here smells like an aromatic when you smoke it, but smokes like an English tobacco.  Damn good stuff.

The Mrs. like the smell of it, which is damn near unbelievable.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Since I'm busy today

Enjoy Bill Whittle's latest!

Busy today

Might I suggest a selection from the sidebar?

On the topic of Sidebar, anyone have any suggestions for the "Be A Man" area?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Not my photo

But it is a photo of the boat we were on.

One of the yacht clubs down here has hooked up with the recruiting battalion to give Soldiers a chance to chill out, relax and go boating.  We went out on this boat a couple of months ago, and the Cap'n and I got along like peas and carrots.  He keeps inviting me back, and I keep going.

We got some good wind yesterday, and cruised around off the coast of Long Beach.  I think the Cap'n enjoys bringing me along so that he can lounge on the bow of the boat with a drink in his hand while I pilot the boat and haul on rope.  And that's exactly why I enjoy going along, so it's a perfect relationship.

I came home tired and a little sunburnt, but any day spent sailing is better than just about any other day you can have.