Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pergola Complete

Two weeks after starting construction it is done.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Asking for Directions

Blueground Undergrass - Faces

A group I just discovered.

Republican or Democrat?

I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President of the United States . Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there. So I asked her, "If you were President, what would be the first thing you would do?" She replied, "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people." Her parents beamed.

"Wow...what a worthy goal," I told her. "But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my driveway, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house."

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?"

I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party." Her parents still aren't speaking to me.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just thought I would look in your computer and check on you.

She's Got You

A hilarious lip synch spoof of a classic Patsy Cline song.

Little Jimmy Dickens - Another Bridge To Burn

Whether you like country music or not you have to appreciate an entertainer who is still performing at age 90. This was about 5 years ago.

Carl Hurley Comedy

Ten Rules of Life

These may sound funny, but they're quite true....

1. Never give yourself a haircut when drinking.

2. You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use duct tape.

3. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

4. When you make a mistake, make amends immediately -- it's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.

5. The best advice that your mother ever gave you was, "Go! You might meet somebody!"

6. If they say you are too good for him/her, believe them.

7. Learn to pick your battles; ask yourself, "Will this matter one year from now? One month? One week? One day?"

8. Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

9. Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship may mean the other person was right about you.

10. You can't demand something as a "right" unless you are willing to fight to death to defend everyone else's right to the same thing.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Don't Know Who the Lucky One is

but my bet is the young 'un

Americans Rescuing Chilean Miners

I have not seen coverage of the Americans involved in the rescue efforts featured on the evening news.

Jeff Hart was drilling water wells for the U.S. Army’s forward operating bases in Afghanistan when he got the call to fly to Chile. He spent the next 33 days on his feet, operating the drill that finally provided a way out Saturday for 33 trapped miners. “You have to feel through your feet what the drill is doing; it’s a vibration you get so that you know what’s happening,” explained Hart, a contractor from Denver, Colorado. A muscular, taciturn man with callused hands and a sunburned face, Hart normally pounds rock for oil or water. He’s used to extreme conditions while he works the hydraulic levers that guide the drills’ hammers…

Read the story here

Chilean Miners Rescued

Not all the Chilean Miners will be receiving the same welcome.  Yonni Barrios will have his mistress waiting for him while his wife will be waiting at home.


Jeanne Robertson "Don't send a man to the grocery store!"

This is the funniest lady I have ever heard.

A Big Red Wagon


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Future of Food

Wing Suits

This is absolutely wild!

Phoenix-Fly: The Need 4 Speed from Phoenix Fly on Vimeo.


The Liberals Want Your 401K and IRA Money

If you have been reading various sources over the years, this is not a new idea but it is rapidly gaining favor with the Progressive Socialist Party (formerly known as the Democrat party!).  The gist of the matter is the trillions of money in 401K and IRA retirement accounts that currently is protected from looting by the government.  Couple this with the fact that government and union pension funds are severely underfunded and these private accounts are now squarely in the crosshairs.  So the Progressive Socialists are now exploring how these accounts can be seized in order to "spread the wealth".  Here are some links for you to review and consider.

CNN Money Article

Mark Levin's Interview with Professor Teresa Ghilarducci

Daily Events Article About the US Senate Hearing on Thursday To Discuss This

Getting on an Elephant - Fail!


Bear Shadow

A unique annual phenomenon is about to take place again on a North Carolina mountainside where the autumn light creates a shadow shaped like a bear.
The shadow of the bear shows up from mid-October through early November as the sun sets behind Whiteside Mountain in southern Jackson County. It's best seen on clear days around 5:30 p.m., with the show lasting for about a half-hour. Tourists and photographers hoping to see it often gather at the Rhodes Big View overlook along Highway 64, a little more than 4 miles from the town of Cashiers.                 Full Story

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Reid: Greatest Living Americans Are Robert Byrd And Ted Kennedy

via Real Clear Politics


Monday, October 11, 2010

New Theory of Stupidity

Brain scientists have stunned the world with their discovery of the "stupon" -- a subatomic particle given off by the human brain.
When a stupon hits a brain cell, researchers say, that brain cell gives off two stupons. Then, the affected area of the brain suspends activity for a brief period of time while the stupons regenerate, which takes an enormous amount of energy. This is observable outside the laboratory during a so-called "stupon storm", when several stupid people get together. The classic sign seen during a stupon storm is the blank expression on the victim's faces after one of the group does something especially stupid. This is, in fact, the origin of the saying that someone appeared to be "struck dumb" by normal onlookers.


How is your day going?

A Texan's Guide to Life

  • Never squat with yer spurs on.
  • There's two theories to arguin' with a woman; neither one works.
  • Don't worry about bitin' off more than you can chew, your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you think.
  • If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
  • Never smack a man who's chewin' tobacco.
  • It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
  • Never ask a barber if he thinks you need a haircut.
  • Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
  • Always drink upstream from the herd.
  • If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
  • Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.
  • Never miss a good chance to shut up.
  • Finally, never kick a fresh cow chip on a hot day.

via Left Wing Wacko

This could be considered cruelty

via Bits and Pieces

This Weekend

Went to Ellijay, GA to buy apples.  It is time to make home made apple butter again.  At batch can last 2 - 3 years and I think this one will be a big batch.