Archive for May, 2010

Dumb Drivers


So, it’s Memorial Day, the time when everyone goes out and travels, barbecues, etc. And, OF COURSE, forgets why it (the holiday) is there… AND, as they travel, I am once again reminded what utter jackasses the motoring public can be. All day today, I was dealing with these pendejos who cannot drive. Whether the ones from PA who get on an on ramp and then, instead of merging, come to a complete stop, on to the Ohio drivers who are rude and cannot drive. “Hey, let’s shoot up the left side of that truck and try and get around him.” Wacky!

Tonight’s Fun

I had to go buy some dog food as I was out and didn’t wish to be killed in my sleep by hungry canines. Ack! So, off I goes ta Wally World and this is what I posted while waiting in line for 20 minutes (as mutant old redneck woman with her mutant grandchild) unloads about a 100 frigging items (I won’t tell where she snuck 2 of an item in her bag)…

Oh holy sheepshit Margaret… I’m at Walmart… MUTANT Walmart… Really! Better I guess than “prison walmart in Hagerstown. :O

I then commented a bit more after arriving at home:
It’s all true though. The one in Chambersburg has a lot of mutanty-looking people. The one in Hagerstown, about 20 miles down the road, has all these creepy, sheet-white people w/ bad tattoos walking around at weird hours of the night. (There’s a prison right near, so that’s why). Shippensburg (20 miles North) Wally World is more Yuppies and Mennonites. Go down to Germantown, MD where my mother-in-law lives and it’s “third world Walmart” 😮 Really!


Hey, a pizza. 2 actually, as they have a special. Guess what, I like the new Domino’s sauce and all. Yes, yes, you pizza snob, it’s not “real.” Blah, blah, blah! I like it. I also like New York-style pizza, vs. Chicago… so sue me! However… Chicago HOT DOGS are waaay better than anywhere else. Poppy seed roll, pickle spear and a tomato for part of it. Good, good.


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A Three Day weekend…


Memorial Day…

Alas, it has become simply an excuse to go relax and party. Hell, our President, Robert Mugabe Barry Obama isn’t even gonna be Presidential and hang in DC for this, nah, he’s going on vacation… Too good he is to go to Arlington and attend those events. But hey, as his wife says, he’s a “native Kenyan” so I doubt he cares about this kind of thing. Doesn’t matter, most Americans feel the same 🙁

Getting Hot

Wow, all hot in muggy in a couple of days. Sticky nasty… And I have people suggesting I go to historical events and wear wool. No thank you. Hot is NOT fun. Talking to hot, bored touronz is also not much fun. I guess I am jaded and mean. However, it just isn’t fun.

I DID want to go to Roman Days this year, but they went and moved it back to the SAME weekend as the Reading WWII Airshow. I already made plans… I know quite a number of others who already planned on attending Reading too 🙁 The answer i was told was that 1-2 of the RD event committee also does War of 1812, so to make sure it didn’t conflict with that (in Sept.) They went back to 1st weekend June. Hmmmm,m war of 1812, all 25 of them in the entire reenacting world. Oh well, there will be other Roman things to do.

Work Tragedies…

A lot of BS and trouble. “Gott sei Dank” it’s over. Weekend coming soon. That will be nice, I have a lot to do in those 3 days.

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Charlie Daniels—No Truer Words


The text below, is from an e-mail going around that has also been on numerous blogs. I decided that before I’d put it up, I would check it out. And ya know what… It’s TRUE! This message actually comprises two opinion pieces written by country singer Charlie Daniels and posted on his Web site April 3 and April 10, 2006 (view there from here).  His posts still resonate and, in fact, he has tons of things there that are eminently readable and, as far as I can see, right on the money. If you don’t like this, well, so what! It’s a free country. I like it.

So, without further adieu:

CHARLIE DANIELS… on our Southern Border Problems

I don’t know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally, made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations.

I don’t blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America, as it is a truly wonderful place.  But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal, it is flat out wrong, and I don’t care how many lala-land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me sensitivity lessons. I don’t need sensitivity lessons. In fact I don’t have anything against Mexicans!

I just have something against criminals. And anybody who comes into this country illegally is a criminal.  And if you don’t believe it, try coming into America from a foreign country without a passport and see how far you get.

What disturbs me about the demonstrations is that it’s tanta-mount to saying, “I am going to come into your country even if it means breaking your laws and there’s nothing you can do about it.”It’s an “in your face” action, and speaking just for me, I don’t like it one little bit. And if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas, it wouldn’t be happening.

Where are you, you bunch of lily-livered, pantywaist, forked-tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of the Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again?
And even if you pass a bill on immigration, it will probably be so pork laden and watered down that it won’t mean anything anyway. Besides, what good is another law going to do when you won’t enforce the ones on the books now?

And what ever happened to the polls, guys?  I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters.  Well you sure ain’t paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want some thing done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.

This is no longer a problem, it is a dilemma and headed for being a tragedy.  Do you honestly think that what happened in France with the Muslims can’t happen here when the businesses who hire these people finally run out of jobs and a few million disillusioned Hispanics take to the streets?

If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful, it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grandchildren will inherit.  But I guess that doesn’t matter as long as you get re-elected. Shame on you.

One of the big problems in America today is that, if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people (except Christians) you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot, and anything else they can think of to call you Well I’ve been pounded by the media before, and I’m still rockin’ and rollin.’

And when it comes to speaking the truth, I fear not. And the truth is that the gutless, gonadless, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don’t have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to face reality. And reality is that we would never allow any other group of people to have 12 million illegals in this country and turn around and say, “Oh it’s OK, ya’ll can stay here if you’ll just allow us to slap your wrist.” And I know that some of you who read this column are saying “Well what’s wrong with that?”
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it.  These people could be from Mars as far as we know.  We don’t know who they are, where they are, or what they’re up to.  And the way the Congress is going, we’re not going to. Does this make sense?  Labor force you say?  We already subsidize corporate agriculture as it is.  Must we subsidize their labor as well?
If these people were from Haiti, would we be so fast to turn a blind eye to them?  Or if they were from Somalia or Afghanistan ?  I think not.

All the media shows us are pictures of hard working Hispanics who have crossed the border just to try to better their life. They don’t show you pictures of the Feds rounding up members of MS 13, the violent gang who came across the same way the decent folks did. They don’t tell you about the living conditions of the Mexican illegal some fat cat hired to pick his crop.

I want to make two predictions.

  • No. 1: This situation is going to grow and fester until it erupts in violence on our streets while the wimps in Washington drag their toes in the dirt and try to figure how many tons of political hay they can make to the acre.
  • No 2: Somebody is going to cross that border with some kind of weapon of mass destruction and set it off in a major American city, after which there will be a backlash such as this country has never experienced.  And the Capitol building in Washington will probably tilt as Congressmen and Senators rush to the other side of the issue.

I don’t know about you, but I would love to see just one major politician stand up and say, “I don’t care who I make mad, and I don’t care how many votes I lose. This is a desperate situation, and I’m going to lead the fight to get it straightened out.” I don’t blame anybody for wanting to come to America, but if you don’t respect our immigration laws, why should you respect any others?

And by the way, this is America, and our flag has stars and stripes  Please get that other one out of my face.

God Bless America     Charlie Daniels

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Why Women are like Cars… and other Enlightening Stuff


I found this on another blog and it is sooo true.

Why Women are like Cars

Since guys treat their cars like their ladies, women would be wise to “steer” clear of men who:

  • Trade in their cars whenever a new model comes out
  • Lease cars (commitment issues)
  • Rent cars
  • Borrow their friends’ cars
  • Abuse or trash their cars
  • Run out of gas
  • Take a lot of test drives, but never buy anything
  • Sell cars for a living
  • Have memorized the measurements of the entire Aston Martin line
  • Own a car that seats seven
  • Always ask their friends if they can “look under the hood”
  • Smoke in the car
  • Keep an extra car hidden in the garage
  • Never change the oil
  • Are always looking at other peoples’ cars
  • Trade in their car just because it has accumulated some “junk in the trunk”
  • Can’t get the engine started

And I would add THIS bit of advice I used to give girls in Wendy’s Charm Club about guys they might date…

  • They need to have a college degree, not to mention a High School diploma. If they can’t finish that, you don’t need ’em.
  • They need to have a JOB
  • No guys who drive Camaros
  • No Harleys or Jap “Crotch-Rocket” bikes
  • No guys who still live with their parents
  • They need to have a JOB! (oh, did I say that again, whoops.)
  • Jail ain’t cool.

Okay, maybe I’m wrong on this, but girls, I’m a guy. I know guys. Don’t wanna listen to me? So what.Many women are DRAWN to guys who are, shall we say, scumbags. The more f-ed up, the more they are drawn to them. Why? I dunno. I really don’t. I’ll stop now. Just felt the urge to bloviate on this.

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Agravation and stupid employees


Okay, my day starts off okay, I am getting a new car from my neighbor. He’s tired of it and says it’s junk. I don’t think so. Mine now. However… here in Light My Fart Pennsylvania (or LMF PA as Kent calls it), it’s not like any normal place. Unlike everywhere else I have ever lived, here you don’t just get the title signed over from someone… OH NO, you have to go to a frigging notary, BOTH of you and then sign it over AND… it’s not one set price, no, no, they all have differing prices (depending on how they can stick you). Neato huh!?

So’s, down we goes to the cheapliest one over here (the one I normally go to is HALF the price, but was closed today and is like 32 miles away). As she starts tabulating shit and figuring fees, she decides it’s a sin that my license still had my old address on it. “Why?” asketh you. Well Skippy, it’s like this, the Communistwealth of PA does not trust its employees to handle money. You have to pay with a check, something I NEVER use anymore. So, first to Rutter’s for a money order 😮 then to the License place (see how different it is from a normal place) and in I go. Fortunately, it was clear with only two people taking their driver tests and with both failing, actually. BAM, she gets me out of there and back we go. Still, over an hour of time and a bunch of money. It really only cost $81. but they charged me $117. Why is PA’s system so f-ed up and corrupt? No set prices. Noting in one place… I am sure it has something to do with unions and other corrupt groups, but I don’t know how. Pennsylvania’s WEIRD–Hell, you can’t even buy beer at most places here, having to go to “package stores” or buy it by the case?!?

Ommm, time to stop, ommmmm

Seriously, just too much BS. And of course, one of my drivers chooses today to be frigging STUPID. ‘Nuff said there other than it is. And I had to clean up someone else’s mess AGAIN. Some people should not be allowed to breed.

On the Good

I DID get to talk with my friend Erin today–it’s been awhile. Hey, she survived her first year of college!! A BIG congrats!!! She’s at the beach house-watching for a week or so. I wish!

*Yes, I am still smiling.


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I like Dogs Better.


Dogs are way better than people. Even if they do get mad, they don’t stay that way. You can punish a dog and he’ll still love you. In fact, no matter what, a dog will love you.

People… they’re never happy and whatever you for them do is never enough. You can give them food and it’s not what they like. You can give them clothes and they’re not the right style. Dogs are loyal to their “owners” Guardians… what are people loyal to? Maybe the person of the minute. You can trust a dog to watch your back while you sleep–a person is always suspect because you KNOW they could change and then just stab you in the back. No, dogs are better. Actually, cats are better too, but are more like people than dogs are. Cats can be indifferent, but still they will give you love–however, if you really piss a cat off, they might pee in your shoe or leave an “egg” in your bed–yes, it can happen.

Of course, dogs like to eat “Kitty Rocca,” but hey, no one’s perfect. Just don’t come up and want to lick me after. So yeah, I love my dogs–they’re like my children. No, I don’t think YOUR children are smarter. NO, I don’t give a shit if he’s an honor student–Zoey’s smarter!

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Honor, Loyalty and Life in the Workplace


Okay, I had to have a title for this rant article… But seriously, everyone says there’s no loyalty anymore… and for the most part, it’s TRUE! Companies go on about it, but in reality, most have no real loyalty to their employees. More and more, they are just a number. Employers forget that if you look out for your workers they will look out for you. REALLY, Mr. Burns, it’s true!

Part of “the Team”

Workers want to be part of “the Team” and not just some replaceable component. I know at my old company, my employee number was something like 102620 and I felt that’s who I was to them MRC #102620–Hell, I used to put this on my paperwork to see if anyone even read it… I know I wasn’t alone either in this feeling. Maybe I was wrong, but I don’t think so. Did I do more than necessary there? No, But I DID spend a lot of time CYA-ing it (covering your ass)–not to say I didn’t do my job, I did, but since I knew they felt that way, and really seemed (and still do I am told) out to burn the drivers, I “covered my ass” on everything.

What corporate bean-counters miss is that if you’re good to your workers, 97% will go FAR out of their way to do a good job for you. For that matter, they’ll do MORE than their duty with just a small amount of kindness. I have seen companies do things to employees just to be MEAN or to prove who’s in charge… this kind of thing is just STUPID. Why not help them out, be nice, or let the employee do something they need if it will not really affect the bottom line. I know it’s a business, but some people think you have to make employees lives miserable to have a business. I disagree.

The Worker’s Part

As a worker, you need to be loyal to the company and not do things to sabotage the business. If they do nice stuff for you, you don’t pay them back by costing them money. You don’t damage their equipment, even if it’s just by your not taking the initiative to fix something or do the job right. Shit, do your job. Try to do it with PRIDE–something that my brother Jim says no one has anymore–AND HE’S RIGHT!! No one seems to take pride in their work anymore, just wanting to get by and do the minimums. They want a “free ride” or the most “swag” or “gimmees.”


EVERYONE at a company has a job and certain duties to do. For example for a truck driver (No, Poindexter, I am not grinding an axe, I am using something I KNOW as an example…):

  • The Driver should come to work each day he is scheduled. He needs to do his job, check his truck out for damage or defects and to notify his supervisor if it needs repair. He needs to drive his run on time and with care so as not to cause damage or hurt others.
  • The Supervisor‘s job is to look out for company interests AND look out for his drivers (many supervisorial people forget the part about looking out for your drivers). He needs to make sure they have all the “tools” needed to do their job properly, while allowing them the space to do their job properly. If the driver is not doing his job, it is the supervisor’s job to provide corrective action if the Driver makes a mistake.
  • The Manager’s job is to look out for company interests AND look out for his supervisors. make sure the supervisors have all the tools they need to keep the drivers going and doing their jobs smoothly. He oversees what the Supervisor does and, if necessary provides corrective action if the supervisor makes a mistake.
  • Above that, it’s upper management’s job to help the manager’s to do their job, while allowing them the space to do their job properly. Upper management should look out for their managers and help them to succeed.

This seems SO SIMPLE, but really, most companies don’t do it… from big ones on down to small “mom and pop” businesses… for many, it seems to all be about “power” and their “title” — people are weird about titles… they think it means something.

How to Do Better

Relatively easy… work together. Don’t stab co-workers in the back. Don’t kiss the bosses ass (this will be hard for many) in your desire to help out. Just do your job, try to do it right and BE LOYAL! If the other side isn’t loyal, then a change is probably needed. And by the way, “loyal” does NOT mean one has to perjure themselves or go to jail for the company or your boss. Work to live, don’t live to work. Try to just live and not get ground down.


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Saw history today


Went up to Carlisle, PA where they have the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center… had some kind of timeline. Was cool in that I saw a number of people I know, some I hadn’t seen in years. I don’t do WWII right now. Why? I have no idea… just the idea of it seems “blah.” Part of it is I am old and fat and they didn’t really have old and fat soldiers in the German Army in WWII. Oh well, who knows in the future. They did have a number of displays from French and Indian to RevWar to later time periods. Alas, I bee-lined to WWII, then to WWI and back to WWII. 🙂

They have a great WWI trench area. Nicely done, with the ONLY realistic WWI MG bunker I have ever seen outside of period photos. It just looks “right.” Will try and post some pix… maybe will edit tomorrow.  I dunno–have lots to do and such.

*And yes, I’m smiling.

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Life is so strange


Today was a hard day to begin, but ended good with an old friend bringing a smile to my face… 🙂 Where would we be without friends?Happy days, happy days.

So, Pacha and I are sitting out front of the Mart de Wal watching the mutants and some punk black kid comes out “rapping” using the f-bomb every other word, to impress some girl… Needless to say Pacha and I weren’t amused by this idiot. I could go on, but won’t… oh, I will mentiont he stretch limo that pulled up w/ the prom kids (no shit) all dressed up and all 10:45 at night. Wow! Is it cool now to go to Wally World after Prom?

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It’s a sad world


It’s sad because it’s all about MONEY… Never about honor or justice… It just boils down to money. 🙁 I rail against it, but really, what can i do? People see money in something and the greed takes over. When I am Kaiser though, I WILL have the profession of lawyer banned. Really.