Quote of the Day – Louis DeBroux(4/8/2013)

Can we at least pass a law requiring all TSA agents pass a doctor’s exam certifying that they are free from the malady of rectal-cranial inversion?

Louis DeBroux – TSA Foils Lotion Bomb Plot, Nabs My Daughter

April 8th, 2013

[If that were to happen there would be no one left in the ranks of the TSA.  I fail to find the fault with that policy. -B]*

*For some reason this didn’t post last night when I told it to.  Here it is now.


Say Hello To Jules


I said good-bye to Senior and Junior last week and this is their replacement.  I got a bunch of stuff I wanted, didn’t really lose any features, dropped my payment and cut my interest rate in half.

Why am I naming the new truck Jules, here’s a couple million words.

I will say that 6.7L Diesel is a serious kick in the teeth.  I am a little sad to let my manual transmission go, but there are upshots to an automatic and this one has a full manual mode.  Now to fix the boat for this summer.

I will be getting at least one of these wallets to put my insurance and registration info in.  I will probably get one for myself as well.

Now if you don’t get the tie between the wallet and the name Jules, let me enlighten you.

The running winner was Marci, short for Marcellus Wallace until the wife mentioned Jules.  I also thought about using the code names from Reservoir Dogs.

Deep down I really wanted to do Jayne but another friend of mine’s got that one for her truck.

Today’s Public Service Announcement

This applies to everyone but I was reminded by a post from a friend.  Which is a good post, the video is worth it, even though there’s the odd black bars on the left and right.  Just remember for next time. 😉

Voice for blogging, please… It’s Kevin Baker who has the face for radio and the voice for for print.  He stated it, I will not necessarily agree with his assessment, but A Girl is much more pleasing to the eyes and ears without a doubt, despite what she thinks.

Occam’s Razor…

I am so glad to know I’m not the only one who has watched that movie and had the same thoughts.

SSCC #545-#546 – Cleveland

A federal jury awarded $13.2 million to a former housing authority security officer Friday after finding two Cleveland detectives fabricated or withheld evidence at his 2000 murder trial.

David Ayers, 56, who spent 11 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, and several jurors wept as the verdict against detectives Denise Kovach and Michael Cipo was read in U.S. District Court.

Eleven years of is life lost all because of the actions of two officers.  Remember though, these men should be trusted implicitly and considered to be anything other than human and capable of error.

Even better though is since the city is self insured, tax payers are footing the bill for the negligence of those two officers.

State Sponsored Criminal #545: Denise Kovach

#546: Michael Cipo

Because when your gut says someone did it, don’t bother doing your job, you can control the inputs to the system to satisfy your gut.  Innocence be damned!

It’s a Weird Feeling

Through my online travels I’ve ended up meeting and getting to know a lot of people in digital space.  Most of these people I would have never met otherwise and due to the nature of the online relationship I know more about them than many people I do know in meat-space.

So it’s a weird feeling thinking of someone as a friend that honestly I’ve never actually met in meat-space.  I’ve got plenty of them, including a bunch I have also met in meat-space, but the saddest most helpless feeling is seeing one of my friends in trouble, with not a damn thing I can do.  Especially when it drags on in a manner that doesn’t seem to end.

As another one of my friends said:

She’s going to be just fine. I mean really, whose side do you want to be on? Tam’s or cancer’s?

I betting on Tam.

Jennifer is right, Tam will be fine.  It did however remind me of something that has been discussed before.  The wonder that is the internet and the expansion and alterations to the boundaries of our “tribes”.

There are many who wouldn’t have moved into my circle of friends if it hadn’t been for this invention known as the internet.  It’s nice having it here though because even in the middle of this whole mess I’m reminded of why I love this community and why I’m so glad to be a part of it.

Go give Tam some words of support.  One of these day’s I’ll finally get to meet her, I’ve got some other friends who have met her and have had nothing but nice things to say about her personality in meat-space.

Redoing stuff

I’m playing around under the hood.  I’ve got things hooked up so there a new Facebook page.  The blog will be pushing updates there.

For some reason though some odd stuff started happening within the past couple of days and scheduled posts aren’t posting.  I’ve tried the few things I can find recommended online but I’m not sure exactly what’s going on.  I found a plugin that causes the post to go up correctly, but the last post didn’t get pushed to “The Facebooks”.

So I’m going to be beating on things with a  wrench for a bit trying to figure out what’s going on.  If something seems odd for the next bit, it’s just me trying to figure out how to fix whatever’s broke.  So here’s a random picture!


On Robb’s Lack Of Sunshine

So Robb made an interesting observation, one that I don’t entirely agree with.

Me? I see a lot of free guns from the hands of people who starved to death when they realized they can’t eat an AR15.

I don’t see that exactly coming to pass and Scott Adams puts it perfectly.


That’s the thing, just because you have food doesn’t guarantee your survival   Just because you have guns doesn’t guarantee your survival.  A will to survive and the necessary tools and training to do so on the other hand will be very hard to stop you.