Thursday, May 29, 2008

I Own The Military

Here is our illustrious leader bumpin' chests with a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Acadamy. How demeaning for a President of the United States. You might say it's all in fun, but the leader of the free world should not be seen playing grab-ass with anyone. This just proves that he is and always will be that frat boy at Yale.
Funny how you only see him with a military audience. That's because he knows the men and women in the military cannot say or do anything that can be considered disrespectful of their Commander-In-Chief. They are in essence a captured audience. They are his to do as he pleases.
January 20th cannot come soon enough for me.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bike Update

I got the new bike all tweaked and ready to roll. I took the straps off of the pedals and tossed them. They were just an accident waiting to happen. Who want's to be tied to a bicycle if you take a tumble? I've ordered some plain old nylon replacements.

Going from a mountain to a road bike is taking some getting used to. It's a lot lighter and with the narrow tires it will fly! But some things are different. Like looking back to check traffic. When I was riding the mountain bike looking back was easy since I was sitting straight up. On the new bike I'm all hunched over so when I look back I have a tendancy to swerve a bit. I'm sure I will get used to it.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Bicycle Post

I have been riding my bicycle to work for a couple of reasons. One is the price of gas. The other is that my son hit a deer with his pickup truck and it is in the shop. He has a 25 mile commute to work and I am only 5 minutes away from mine.

The weather is nice also, so why not?

I am currently riding a Raleigh mountain bike I bought several years ago from a friend who used it for his main mode of transportation for a year. There are a lot of miles on this bike. It is very tired. I hear lots of clicks, creaks and groans as I pedal it down the road. It gets me where I am going but it is time to retire it until I can give it an overhaul.

Since my birthday is in June, I ordered myself a new road bike. I received it yesterday. I got it put together but I still need to do some more adjusting and tweeking to get it road ready. The only problem I have with it is it came with pedals with straps on them. I don't know how to use them. I mean how do you get up on the bike and get your feet into these stirrups at the same time? And then how do you get your foot out of one of them when you have to come to a stop?
I'll brobably just replace them with good old-fashioned flat pedals.

I'll keep you posted with my progress with this bike.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Good Morning!

As I watched the cable news channels this morning I noticed that everyone is looking for Clinton to win the West Virginia primary tomorrow with a 15 to 20 point margin. Then she will gracefully withdraw from the race for president on a high note.

Nothing could be further from the truth! With a win that lop sided she and her campaign will use that win to beat Obama over the head. Then go after every superdelegate she can get her hands on to say "see, he can't win the white vote. I am your only hope for the fall election against McCain."

Never turn your back on a Clinton...They will screw you every chance they get.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Can We Get This Thing Going Now?

John Cole sits at his keyboard at 6 am and writes this.

Now is the time to get this campaign going in earnest. Make 'em all pay!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


There was a time when vendors would bring all kinds of goodies to get your business. I have a closet full of T-shirts and ball caps if you don't believe me. Most of that has fallen by the way-side, giving way to email and online pestering.

But with the downturn in the economy I have found that I have been getting lots of cold calls from vendors trying to once again get my business.

Sometimes this can be fun. Like today. I received in the mail a package from Yahoo!. In it was a large plastic push button like that "Easy Button" in the Office Depot commercials. When you push it the signature "Yahoo!" sound comes out. Very loudly.

Of course I had to play it over the intercom system at work. Fun Fun...