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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Always Take The Weather With You

The LORD is slow to anger
but great in power; 
the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. 
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, 
and clouds are the dust of his feet.


  1. BulgarWheat6:21 AM

    a nice new thread. It would appear that Babba is without power

  2. Vote Often7:24 AM

    Well since Babba is powerless.... Let's take this opportunity to promote our favored candidates.

  3. Vote Often7:26 AM

    Shore do hope that the video shows up down there.

  4. Vote Often7:28 AM

    The Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (1970) Full Album [Plus Bonus Tracks]

    (On the YouTube link below)

  5. BulgarWheat7:31 AM

    a great album! danke!

  6. BulgarWheat7:32 AM

    vote for Jerry and Warren. Do it early and do it often.

    I need to let the neighbors dog out. back shortly.

  7. AI ICUS7:59 AM


  8. AI ICUS8:03 AM

    My dog has to go to the vet this morning since she seems to have injured herself somehow...
    She refuses to put any weight on her left hind leg, yet she can use it to scratch her ear if/when it itches - but can't extend it backwards...She didn't sleep on that side all night...
    I am hoping it's not something terrible or that surgery is required...

  9. BulgarWheat8:06 AM

    I go shave and shower now. Worked pretty much all night long. It's cold and wet here. I may find a chance to take a nap today. I could use one.

  10. Vote Often8:22 AM

    Sandy whacks New York City

  11. BulgarWheat8:39 AM

    didn't feel like shaving so I didn't

  12. BulgarWheat8:49 AM

    New Jersey got the brunt of it.

    We have lots of trees down in the neighborhood.

  13. BulgarWheat8:53 AM

    CON EDISON: 7-10 days to restore...

    We may have our first 3,000 post threads.

  14. BulgarWheat8:55 AM

    those nancy boys don't know which end of the barrel the round comes out of.

  15. BulgarWheat9:00 AM

    “Anytime a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans who were serving
    our country get killed, we have to figure out what happened and fix it,”
    he said, speaking with Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika
    Brzezinski in New Hampshire. “But I do take offense with some suggestion
    that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people
    knew as the information was coming in what we believed.”

    Absolute bull shiite!
    I take offense at politicians of any stripe insulting my intelligence and lying directly to my face. This rat bastard will spend the rest of his days dodging this question, ...yet the questions will never go away. WTF wasn't Spectre used? It was overhead and the target was painted. He got busted for his political ploy and now it's time to pay the piper.

  16. BulgarWheat9:02 AM

    I have work that I have to resume, but I'm tempted to go help neighbors get trees off of their homes.

  17. Vote Often9:02 AM

    Babba Update:

    No electricity...Power lines and cables down....big mess.

    Aim prayers toward Babba.

  18. BulgarWheat9:04 AM

    will do.

  19. Vote Often9:28 AM

    Romney embraces executive authority

    By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

    Facing off in last week’s foreign policy debate, Mitt Romney nodded in agreement with much of what President Obama has done with his powers as chief executive — including a full-on embrace of the president’s claim to sole authority to expand drone strikes to kill terrorist suspects.

    Vote Jerry & Warren

  20. Vote Often9:38 AM

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed optimism Monday that Algeria could play a key role in a growing international push toward a military intervention in Mali, where recent months have seen an al Qaeda-linked extremist group seize control of an area roughly the size of California.

    Mrs. Clinton was visiting Algeria on Monday as her first stop in a five-day overseas trip to promote the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and it's Al Qaeda comrades.

  21. Vote Often9:44 AM

    Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors:

    An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.

    "This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party," said Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp, a security firm hosting the Oct. 31 training demonstration during the summit at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island on a San Diego bay. "Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just
    hasn't happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we're having a little fun with."

    Hundreds of military, law enforcement and medical personnel will observe the Hollywood-style production of a zombie attack as part of their emergency response training.

    In the scenario, a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point, some members of theteam are bit by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment.

    "No one knows what the zombies will do in our scenario, but quite frankly no one knows what a terrorist will do," Barker said. "If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, `Freeze, get your hands in the air!' What's the zombie going to do? He's going to moan at you. If
    someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is he's not going to react to you."

    The keynote speaker beforehand will be a retired top spook _ former CIA Director Michael Hayden.

    These people are crazy!

    Vote Jerry & Warren..... there is no other choice.

  22. Vote Often9:51 AM

    "Without power, my well doesn't work, the boiler doesn't work and it gets cold. I don't want to go through that again,"

    Danbury wakes up to damage

    More than 60% of the Danbury area lost power in storm

    According to multiple sources, an Easton firefighter was killed after a tree fell on a fire department truck on Judd Road.

    Police confirmed the firefighter, whose name was not released, was injured, but wouldn’t release any other information.

    Two dead in North Salem

    New York State Police say two children were killed when a tree struck a home in North Salem; just over the border of Danbury.

    Danbury wakes up in the dark

    Blackout hit 630,000; Malloy reopens roads: "We took a big hit"

  23. Vote Often10:02 AM

    Mega church pastor beaten to death with electric guitar by man who rammed car into church

  24. Vote Often10:22 AM

    Mother places suicide belt on her child:

    "I will put it on you

    and you will go to your death,"

    on Fatah-Lebanon Facebook page

    by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

    The Facebook page for Fatah in Lebanon has posted this picture of a mother dressing her young son with a suicide belt. Palestinian Media Watch has documented the ongoing glorification of violence and Martyrdom
    by the PA. This picture was posted on the Fatah Facebook page together
    with an imaginary conversation between the son who is being sent to his
    death and the mother encouraging it. "Why me and not you?" the child
    innocently asks his mother, who answers that she will continue to have
    more children "for the sake of Palestine":

    My mother dressed me in a strange belt (i.e., a suicide belt).

    I asked her: 'What is this, mother?'

    She said: 'I will put it on you and you will go to your death!'

    I said to her: 'Mother, what have I done that you want me to die?'

    She shed a tear that hurt my heart and said: 'The homeland needs you, son. Go and blow up the sons of Zion.'

    I said to her: 'Why me and not you?'

    She said: 'I will stay in order to give birth to more children for the sake of Palestine.'

    I kissed her hand and said to her: 'Keep it up, mother, for you and for Palestine I will kill the impure and the damned.'"

    [Fatah-Lebanon's Facebook page,, accessed Oct. 28, 2012

  25. BulgarWheat11:47 AM

    My SIL and her family lost power up in Stamford, but are staying with some friends of hers that have a generator. My SIL can also crash at the hospital she's attached to. They have lots of large trees down I guess. They discovered this morning their cat remained outside during the entire storm and overnight.

  26. BulgarWheat12:13 PM

    scary assed koranimals.

  27. Alfred1:35 PM

    From the Associated Press:

    De-Population News:

    A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter and killed two illegal immigrants during a chase through the desert was trying to disable the vehicle and suspected it was being used to smuggle drugs, authorities said Friday.

    It is astonishing when police officers disregard the most serious rule governing their conduct–the use of deadly force. Even if the police were 100 percent certain the vehicle had a trunk full of marijuana and cocaine and that
    the vehicle was highly likely to elude capture by the police on the ground, that would not justify the use of deadly force. Not even close. The story reminds me of one of the early scenes in the movie Black Hawk Down, where Delta snipers disable the engine of a vehicle from an Army
    helicopter in order to capture one of the occupants. This may be another example of military tactics spilling over to the civilian world of policing.

  28. BulgarWheat1:42 PM

    what ever happened to spike strips. They actually work pretty well and are non-lethal

  29. pbird2:39 PM

    Oh Hai! LOL I was all lonely on old thread!

  30. pbird2:43 PM

    old fave

  31. pbird2:45 PM

    We now know why Ambassador Christopher Stevens had to be in Benghazi the night of 9/11 to meet a Turkish representative, even though he feared for his safety. According to various reports, one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria. In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.”

  32. pbird2:45 PM

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday sought Algeria’s assistance for any future military intervention in Mali, pressing North Africa’s most stable nation to provide intelligence — if not boots on the ground — to help rout the al-Qaida-linked militants across its southern border.

    Clinton, on the first stop of a five-day trip overseas, met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as the United States and its allies ramp up preparations to fight northern Mali’s breakaway Islamist republic.

    The plan would see Mali’s embattled government in the south and its West African neighbors taking the military lead, with the United States and European countries in support.

  33. pbird2:46 PM

    woot brooklyn webcam

  34. pbird2:49 PM

    Wretched Man - Marcus Mumford

  35. Alton Kronk3:19 PM

    Oy! We know what happened to Babba.... but where is everyone else?

  36. Alton Kronk3:22 PM

    Cop Tasers 10-Year-Old Boy For Refusing to Clean Patrol Car

    Steve Watson | Officer demonstrates what police do best on school “career day”.

  37. pbird3:26 PM

    oh i am still ratting around in here sometimes....for what its worth

  38. Alton Kronk3:26 PM

    The officer approached a group of boys and asked which of them wanted to clean his car. When R.D. said he had no desire to clean the patrol vehicle, Officer Webb is claimed to have stated “‘Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police.’”

    He then pointed his taser at the boy, according to the report, and fired two barbs directly into the 10-year old’s chest, electrifying himand causing him to blackout.

    Webb then extracted the barbs from the child’s chest, leaving scarring ” that look like cigarette burns”.

    “Instead of calling emergency medical personnel, Officer Webb pulled out the barbs and took the boy to the school principal’s office,” the complaint states.

  39. pbird3:33 PM

    good thing he wasn't my kid....

  40. pbird3:40 PM

    celebrating the 80s, lol

  41. pbird3:46 PM

    oh jeez, what about the people that lived in the tunnels in NYC?

  42. pbird3:50 PM

    Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me.

    One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not "paint" a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130 was on station.

    Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH situation command (based on POTUS direction) or AFRICOM commander based on information directly from the target area.

    If the AC130 never left Sigonella (as Penetta says) that means that the Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed.

    If that SEAL was actively "painting" a target; something was on station to engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!

  43. BulgarWheat3:53 PM

    after working most of the night last night, I needed to have myself a nice gray, rainy day nap on the couch.

  44. pbird3:54 PM

    gray days are so sleeeeeeeeeeeepy....

  45. pbird3:57 PM

    Deep Purple - One More Rainy Day

  46. pbird3:58 PM

    Now, I actually like this.

  47. BulgarWheat4:02 PM

    mix in a nearly sleepless night and there ya go.

  48. pbird4:03 PM

  49. pbird4:08 PM

  50. pbird4:11 PM

    Babba come back and stop me! You know how this could go!

  51. pbird4:12 PM

  52. Alton Kronk4:14 PM

    Hurricane Aerosol and Microphysics Program (HAMP)
    Chair: William R. Cotton, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

    10:15 AM2C.1The Hurricane Aerosol and Microphysics Program (HAMP): A HAMP Contribution
    Recorded presentation
    Joe Golden, Golden Research & Consulting, Boulder, CO; and W. L. Woodley

    10:30 AM2C.2Simulation
    of a landfalling hurricane using spectral bin microphysical model:
    effects of aerosols on hurricane intensity (the HAMP contribution)
    Recorded presentation
    Alexander P. Khain, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; and B. Lynn and J. Dudhia

    10:45 AM2C.3Effects
    of aerosols on the Tropical Cyclone genesis as seen from simulations
    using spectral bin microphysics model (the HAMP contribution)
    Recorded presentation
    Barry Lynn, Weather It Is, LTD, Efrat, Israel; and A. P. Khain

    11:00 AM2C.4Spray
    microphysics and effects on surface fluxes as seen from simulations
    using a Lagrangian model with spectral bin microphysics
    Recorded presentation
    Jacob Shpund, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

    11:15 AM2C.5Can aerosols explain hurricane prediction errors?
    Michal Clavner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; and D. Rosenfeld

    11:30 AM2C.6Mechanisms of lightning formation in deep maritime clouds and hurricanes (The HAMP contribution)
    Recorded presentation
    Nir Benmoshe, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; and A. Khain, A. Pokrovsky, and V. Phillips

    11:45 AM2C.7Feasibility study of the modification of the intensity of tropical cyclones by seeding CCN with an aircraft : A HAMP Project
    Recorded presentation
    Gustavo G. Carrio, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and W. R. Cotton

    Monday, 10 May 2010: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM, Arizona Ballroom 10-12

  53. BulgarWheat4:40 PM

    gotta run the boy to soccer shortly. I should let the neighbors dog out before we go. Let him do his bidness outside, feed him, make sure he has water, and boogie.

  54. pbird4:44 PM

  55. pbird4:52 PM
    idunno at all

  56. pbird6:13 PM

  57. pbird6:13 PM

  58. BulgarWheat6:14 PM

    80,000 Pounds of Walnuts Stolen

    I'm guessing it's stored in Babba's Archie Bunker.

  59. BulgarWheat6:14 PM

    Father of Slain Benghazi SEAL: The White House Order Was “Don’t Help Them, Let Them Die” (Video)

    not the first time this has happened. sad to say.

  60. BulgarWheat6:14 PM

    the expendables wear cammo and boots

  61. pbird7:01 PM

    WEEEEEEEEEE my kid in NYC is alive. She called and said she wasn't actually dead in a ditch.

  62. pbird7:07 PM

    Baruch HaShem...not kidding

  63. BulgarWheat7:07 PM

    that's always reassuring.

  64. BulgarWheat7:09 PM


  65. Conrad Plunkett7:11 PM

    The Expendables

  66. BulgarWheat7:37 PM

    we've both been there.

    "thank you for your service,.../mumbling as they leave "dumbass!"

  67. pbird9:12 PM

    Have you seen this crazy sculptor's punkins?

  68. pbird9:18 PM
    Rainy Day, Dream Away (extended) - Jimi Hendrix

  69. pbird9:20 PM

    Jimi Hendrix - Power to love - Band Of Gypsys 1970

  70. pbird9:28 PM

    9 to the Universe - Jimi Hendrix

  71. pbird9:41 PM

    sobering selection of photos

  72. pbird9:42 PM

    well it didn't upload right. its a good one too

  73. well, gooodnight all

  74. BulgarWheat1:41 AM

    better try and go back to get some my needed rest.

  75. BulgarWheat4:40 AM

    no such luck. too late to try now. it's going to be a very long day.

  76. BulgarWheat5:16 AM

    Obama on Benghazi the hurricane: “We leave nobody behind”

    An unfortunate choice of words....

  77. BulgarWheat7:05 AM

    I go back and try to crash on the couch for a bit. Any sleep I can get this morning will be appreciated.

  78. Doug the Slug8:02 AM

    Still no Babba? Well at least she doesn't reside in Bedbugistan. Baruch Ha'Shem!

  79. Doug the Slug8:07 AM

    While Mitt Romney holds rallies in Florida tomorrow, President Obama will be joining his No. 1 fan, Chris Christie, for a tour of New Jersey's hurricane devastation and some quality bro time.

  80. AI ICUS8:20 AM


  81. AI ICUS8:21 AM

    My dog tore her ACL TENDON [left hind leg] on Monday, that was diagnosed yesterday and she is having her surgery today...
    When it rains it pours...

  82. Doug the Slug8:26 AM

    Libyan Leaks: Secret Document reveals Al-Qaeda ‘brother’ put in control of U.S. Embassy in Tripoli

    (At Shoebat Dot Com)

  83. BulgarWheat8:48 AM

    no surprises there.

  84. BulgarWheat8:50 AM

    Newspaper Circulation Slips Further...

    they can always apply for jobs with pravda or tass. todays journalists would be wise to learn russian, chinese, and perhaps korean.

  85. BulgarWheat9:02 AM

    hello, AI. sorry for the late reply. been busy this morning

  86. BulgarWheat9:14 AM

    it's kind of late in the morning for me, but I probably should make a run to the store for some provisions. There are a few things I need.

  87. pbird9:37 AM

    indeed. Poor puppy.

  88. pbird9:46 AM

    Goodmorning. Oy guess I better go look at the news.

  89. pbird9:56 AM

    ( – Russia claims that Obamacare, the National Defense Authorization Act and CIA drone strikes are all examples of human rights violations being committed by the United States.

    In its now-annual report on human rights in the U.S., the Russian government of Vladimir Putin lists a host of alleged violations, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, of which the report says: “Human rights organizations considered this Act to be a violation of human rights and freedoms as it obliged the citizens to buy insurance policy.”


  90. Gah. I made coffee but forgot to put the basket in the coffeemaker....wake up!

  91. You are wrong IMO. At the time Cairo had large demonstrations/riots and if Obama authorized a rescue attempt with the fast reaction force and it spurred a militia response that wiped out the rescue force, Obama would have faced a Mogadishu BlackhawkDown/Desert One moment that would have ensured his defeat like Carter. So, he took the safe route and let the Americans in Benghazi die without support to minimize the number of deaths and not risk a failed rescue attempt making him look incompetent like Carter's Desert One.

    He put his campaign ahead of the American ambassador and the SEALs who were ordered to stand down and NOT go to the consulate and try to rescue the ambassador but disregarded that stand down order and went anyway and were killed.

    That was the decision he made and everything since then has been a coverup of his willful choice to play it safe and avoid a Blackhawk Down scenario which would have doomed his campaign chances.

    This is why the Army General who was head of Africom was removed within 1 minute of sending the order to launch the rescue force after he was ordered by the White House (Obama) NOT to send the force. He was relieved of command within 30 seconds to a minute of disobeying that order (just as the dead SEALs disobeyed their orders to stand down).

    Obama sacrificed those SEALS and the ambassador to avoid the risk that the rescue would go badly and he would be seen as incompetent. Now he is trapped in a web of his own lies about the coverup.

    interesting comment on article

  92. BulgarWheat10:33 AM

    excellent article and the comments section for the most part was spot on.

  93. BulgarWheat10:39 AM

    they are saying that it may be 7 to 10 days before power is restored in Connecticut. What my SIL was telling my wife anyhow. Best case scenario. My SIL and her family are staying with some friends that have a whole house generator.

    hopefully the Roman laid on enough wood for their wood stove, and Babba has plenty of books. That barley may come in handy.

  94. I hope Babba is having as much fun as possible being off teh grid for a couple days.

  95. No dictator will ever need to declare martial law in America. All he’ll need to do is issue a “severe weather advisory” and everyone will stay indoors until they’re told it’s safe to come out.
    Mark Steyn
    unfortunately, NRO is not available right now so I can't read it.

  96. Oh my yes. Maybe she will get some time to just read and stuff.

  97. We spent the night in Seaside NJ once. No elevation to speak of!

  98. don't understand why only half of photo loads....grr

  99. BulgarWheat11:11 AM

    everyone gets a vacation sooner or later. she sure as hell deserves one. If they can keep warm and she can enjoy her books she may weather this better than most people. we will keep her in our prayers of course.

  100. BulgarWheat11:11 AM

    the leper was telling me about this the other night.

  101. BulgarWheat11:12 AM

    that is odd, isn't it?

  102. Col. Klink11:20 AM

    Power poles and lines are snapped like matchsticks.... so are the phone poles (so no AT&T backup) 100 year old trees all over her road. The city is not assisting at all. Two neighbors are using chainsaws on the fallen trees and pulling the power lines from the road and trees.

    She is not a happy puppy at this point.

    Sent from a borrowed cell phone with a lousy connection.

    Pray for Babba.

  103. Col. Klink11:22 AM

    News from Danburystan

  104. ohhhh dear....

  105. BulgarWheat11:28 AM

    we will pray for her of course.

  106. comments from unhappy customers....



  109. People. Hahaha.

  110. beware of greedy leaders



  113. Congressman Connolly D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress

  114. Diversity Festival Asked Danish Jews not to Display Israeli Flag
    The request came during preparations for the city-sponsored Mangfoldigheds festival held early last month, according to the Copenhagen-born Jonas Herzberg Karpantschof, former chairman of the European Union of Jewish Students.

  115. Jerry & Warren12:43 PM

    Vote Jerry 2012

    (Please print out and distribute around town)

  116. Jerry & Warren12:45 PM

    Vote Jerry 2012 and fock diskus

  117. pbird1:09 PM

    ewww more half pictures!

  118. Q_Burn1:29 PM

    My web hosting company is in CT and my server just went down this morning. Looking at their Facebook it looks like some of their customers have been out since Monday. They have two server farms and now it looks like all their customers are down. Maybe the generator ran out of gas. No bidness email for me.. might as well declare a holiday.

  119. BulgarWheat2:19 PM

    I'm going to

  120. pbird2:33 PM

    Sounds like a day off, or maybe more!

  121. BulgarWheat2:37 PM

    not unqualified. we just have higher standards than those bastards.

  122. pbird2:59 PM

    fun stuff about sugar....

  123. Q_Burn4:33 PM

    From my web hosts:

    UPDATE: we do completely understand the frustration. we are successfully running on generator power. servers are up however not accessible. we are truly doing everything we possibly can do to restore service. We will update again shortly.

    Take your time guys! Guilt-free goofing off is nice!

  124. Q_Burn4:37 PM

    Someone DOWNDINGED the Jerry 2012 ticket? This is blasphemy. Show yourself coward!

  125. BulgarWheat5:26 PM

    looks like another adventure filled 26 hour day without sleep. I'm trying to pull in together 5/6 different groups of people to resolve issues I have no access to and am not getting much cooperation. Bummer.

  126. pbird5:31 PM

    No kidding!

  127. pbird5:34 PM

    oh goody/

  128. pbird5:35 PM


  129. Y.Hoo6:03 PM

    Dr. Wheat:

    Check your Yahoohoohoo account!

  130. BulgarWheat6:52 PM

    okay, work has been hell today.

  131. Q_Burn7:27 PM

    Well it's another Halloween.. the sun is about to go down. 78 degrees, one of the warmest in memory. I have the Halloween musika pumping out of the garage.. it's traditional. Found a Live 365 channel playing good Halloween oldies all night. Edgar Winter's Frankenstein at the moment. #2 son has his blood splattered axe, wifebeater and mask at the ready. Hoping to make small children wet their pants. I still can't get any work emails. Life is good.

  132. BulgarWheat7:29 PM

    can't seem to reach you on skype. busy night, understood. these things happen. I go stretch out on the couch.

  133. pbird7:50 PM

    Grandkid has stitches drawn on his mug and it ready to hand out candy....

  134. AI ICUS7:55 PM


  135. AI ICUS7:57 PM



    Which campain?!?!?!?

  136. pbird8:08 PM

    hmph, i wonder

  137. pbird8:19 PM

    not much however! lol

  138. pbird9:40 PM

    We have had exactly one trickertreater. Last year we had many. It is pretty icky out tonight though.

  139. Q_Burn9:48 PM

    We had a very mild turnout and it was over by 8PM.

  140. AI ICUS10:07 PM

    I wasn't going to come back, but alas I happened to go to the TELEGRAPH in the UK and I found this:

    The majority of hospitals in England are being given financial rewards for placing terminally-ill patients on a controversial “pathway” to death, it can be disclosed.

  141. AI ICUS10:10 PM

    My dog was out of surgery around 3:30 this afternoon, she came out of the anesthesia OK, but was very drugged up the doctor said.

    She comes home tomorrow morning.

  142. I know. Its horrible. England is still pretty in many places but I don't think I want to visit again.

  143. Its bad enough paying for surgeries and meds for really hurts to pay up for the doggies too.

  144. nighty night with all appropriate prayers

  145. VoteJerry7:39 AM

    NY National Guard Suddenly Decides Hurricane Relief Trumps Mock Disaster Drill

    Hours after being contacted by Danger Room, the New York Army National Guard on Tuesday night abruptly reversed a decision to send hundreds of soldiers out-of-state in the midst of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

    The troops were previously declared unavailable to help New York recover from the state’s biggest hurricane in centuries. Instead, they were assigned to fight a fake disaster.

    But hours before they were set to deploy, the troops’ participation in a week-long exercise in Missouri known as “Vigilant Guard” was cancelled. The exercise is designed to test the response to a mock earthquake in the Midwest. Until Tuesday, that previously scheduled drill took precedence over the real-world catastrophe that struck the
    East Coast. It was declared a bureaucratic near-impossibility to redeploy hundreds of guardsmen at a moment’s notice, even at a moment
    when so many are in need.

  146. BulgarWheat7:56 AM

    What a lousy night. Got dragged back into another call after chatting with the leper last night. Got my assed chewed for tasks I have zero access and responsibility to. I was able to keep my mouth shut in spite of being highly pissed. I'm still pissed.

    I better go grab a shower. It's going to be another hellish day once again. As my wife says to me "Suck it up, Nancy!"

    I don't gotta like it, I just gotta do it.

  147. VoteJerry8:17 AM

    What Went Right In Benghazi, Libya: A Story Of American Heroism

  148. VoteJerry8:19 AM

    In the SEAL Teams, one of the most important lessons I took away was to maintain a positive mindset. Failure is almost always a part of success. As the Japanese say, fall down seven times and get up eight.

    It’s easy this November to get negative, grab a torch, and join up with the closest political mob. What’s hard, and right, is to remain objective and unbiased.

    There are other unsung heroes of the Special Operations community involved with Libya and nobody is talking
    about them. They are likely healing from combat wounds, and they should be recognized for their bravery also.

  149. AI ICUS8:25 AM


  150. VoteJerry8:39 AM

    Have Your Registered to vote?

  151. Bronco Bamma8:53 AM

    Halloween has been postponed until 5 November

  152. Bronco Bamma8:58 AM

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979.[1][4] The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities

    FEMA was created in a series of Executive Orders. A Presidential Executive Order, whether constitutional or not, becomes law simply by its publication in the Federal Registry. Congress is by-passed. Executive Order Number
    12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding; an "emergency czar“ was appointed at that time.

    FEMA has only spent about 6% of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure
    continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic.

  153. pbird9:26 AM

    oh ho, didn't know that

  154. Bronco Bamma9:27 AM

    Sekrit masssage for PBird:

    Package arrived, thank you 1,000,000 times y muchos gracias.

    Still no municipal workers or Elecktra Company in this neck of the woods. Getting pissed off.

    Sent by borrowed hoople-twanky will poor connection.

    Bless youse.

  155. pbird9:29 AM

    well goodmorning....another morning no hot pink shin...wonder whats going on up on the hill

  156. pbird9:46 AM

    Oy. Well at least there is mail service.

  157. pbird9:47 AM

    Goodness. Now my lights are blinking a bit.

  158. For some, especially those who are well-educated and well-spoken, a sort of irrational furor at “the system” governs their political make-up. Why don’t degrees and vocabulary always translate into big money? Why does sophisticated pontification at Starbucks earn less than mindlessly doing accounting behind a desk? We saw this tension with Michelle Obama who, prior to 2009, did not quite have enough capital to get to Aspen or Costa del Sol, and thereby, despite the huge power-couple salaries, Chicago mansion, and career titles, felt that others had far too much more than the Obamas. “Never been proud,” “downright mean country,” “raise the bar,” etc., followed, as expressions of yuppie angst. The more one gets, the more one believes he should get even more, and the angrier he gets that another — less charismatic, less well-read, less well-spoken — always seems to get more.

    So do not discount the envy of the sophisticated elite. The unread coal plant manager, the crass car dealer, or the clueless mind who farms 1000 acres of almonds should not make more than the sociology professor, the kindergarten teacher, the writer, the artist, or the foundation officer. What sort of system would allow the dense and easily fooled to become better compensated (and all for what — for superfluous jet skis and snowmobiles?) than the anguished musician or tortured-soul artist, who gives so much to us and receives so much less in return? What a sick country — when someone who brings chain saws into the Sierra would make more than a UC Berkeley professor who would stop them.

  159. Bronco Bamma10:39 AM

    What came out of the critical look was that FEMA was spending 12 times more for "black operations“ than for disaster relief. It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the United States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic upheaval. Yet, fewer than 20 members of Congress - only members with top security clearance - know of the $1.3 billion expenditure by FEMA
    for non-natural disaster situations.

    These few Congressional leaders state that FEMA has a "black curtain“ around its operations.

    FEMA has worked on National Security programs since 1979, and its predecessor, the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency, has secretly spent millions of dollars before being merged into FEMA by President
    Carter in 1979.

    FEMA has developed 300 sophisticated mobile units
    that are capable of sustaining themselves for a month. The vehicles are located in five areas of the United States. They have tremendous communication systems and each contains a generator that would provide power to 120 homes each but have never been used for disaster relief.

    FEMA‘s enormous powers can be triggered easily. In
    any form of domestic or foreign problem, perceived and not always actual, emergency powers can be enacted.

    The President of the United States now has broader powers to declare martial law, which activates FEMA‘s
    extraordinary powers. Martial law can be declared during times of increased tension overseas, economic problems within the United States, such as a depression, civil unrest, such as demonstrations or scenes like the Los Angeles riots, and in a drug crisis.

    These Presidential powers have increased with successive crime bills, particularly the 1991 and 1993 Crime Bill, which increase the power to suspend the rights guaranteed under the Constitution and to seize property of those suspected of being drug dealers, to individuals who participate in a public protest or demonstration.

    Under emergency plans already in existence, the power exists to suspend the Constitution and turn over the reigns of government to FEMA and appointing military commanders to run state and local governments.
    FEMA then would have the right to order the detention of anyone whom there is reasonable ground to believe will engage in, or probably conspire with others to engage in, acts of espionage or sabotage.

    The plan also authorized the establishment of concentration camps for detaining the accused, but
    no trial. Three times since 1984, FEMA stood on the threshold of taking control of the nation: once under President Reagan in 1984 and twice under President Bush in 1990 and 1992.

    However, under those three scenarios, there was not a sufficient crisis to warrant risking martial law. Most experts on the subject of FEMA and martial law insist that a crisis has to appear dangerous enough for the people of the United States before they would tolerate or accept
    complete government takeover.

    The typical crisis needed would be:

    threat of imminent nuclear war

    rioting in several U.S. cities

    a series of national disasters that cause widespread
    danger to the populous

    massive terrorist attacks

    a depression in which tens of millions are unemployed and without financial resources

    a major environmental disaster

  160. hmmmmmmm yeah.
    yanno I have seen a couple time vehicles that I had no idea at all what they were cruising around. Mysterious white trucks full of equipment.


    for Babba's electric Co.

  162. Should the Northeast Bury its Power Lines to Prevent Outages?

  163. BulgarWheat11:02 AM

    our lines are buried in our neighborhood.


  165. mine are too


    actually sorta funny

  167. BulgarWheat12:00 PM

    I guess I should go find something to eat. Barely bothered yesterday. Was too damned busy. I go forage for eats.




    for Grammy, Lab catches salmon swimming on flooded road in WA state

  171. pbird2:37 PM

    Staten Island Borough President: Don’t Give Money to the Red Cross
    I wouldn't anyhow.

  172. pbird2:45 PM


  173. pbird2:54 PM

  174. pbird4:32 PM

    When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

  175. pbird4:41 PM

    Have you noticed, for example, how sentimental people become when they have rejected religion? Actually, they can become either hard or sentimental, but I've noticed that some of the hardest ones can have a sequestered area of pure mushy sentimentality as a kind of replacement for a more rigorous and demanding religioisity.

    Why, for example, does Richard Dawkins get married -- not just once, but repeatedly? Why this spiritual flabbiness amidst the hard and selfish genes?

    But really folks, Truth and Love. What would life be without 'em? No, not false and hateful, since those represent deprivations, not negations.

    We can't even say it would be like mammal life, because we all know that dogs, for example, have some sort of rich emotional life, with something analogous to "love." I suppose it would be more reptilian in nature -- just existing for the pure, unreflective sensation of it, like Charlie Rangel.

  176. Tina Agnus5:04 PM

    where are you,my friend?

  177. pbird5:27 PM

    Tina her power is out. The big storm broke trees and power poles and all that on her hill. She is waiting for repairs!

  178. pbird5:28 PM

    She has no phone either!

  179. BulgarWheat5:43 PM

    got some stuffed peppers in the oven. They'll be nice tonight. I make a delicious stuffed pepper.

  180. pbird5:46 PM

    sounds nice

  181. BulgarWheat6:02 PM

    give it about 5 more minutes. the daughter is at rehearsal and the lad skipped soccer practice (my advice) to work on his school project. I just saw his interim grades and he's a solid A once again.

    I guess he really does want to grow up and be an engineer. Like his opa and his uncle. It's in his DNA.

    Soccer is fun, but academics take priority. That's just the way it is.

  182. Tina Agnus6:03 PM

    Thank you very much.
    I was worried.

  183. Anwar6:09 PM

    Barbara is without telephone or power.

  184. pbird6:19 PM

    I just made that Japanese mommy's leftover rice soup thing I do.

  185. pbird6:21 PM

    We are all a little worried, even knowing!

  186. Burancko Bamma6:21 PM

    From the borrowed cell phone:

    Babba is alright.......She has a wood stove for warmth...and books to read.

    Please pray for Babba.... and Georges

  187. Burancko Bamma6:25 PM

    Only five days left...Vote Jerry 2012!

  188. BulgarWheat6:29 PM

    excellent poster. I must print that and put it on my front door.

  189. Burancko Bamma6:30 PM

    Anyone who does not vote for Jerry....will burn in Hell!

    (Pat Robertson)

  190. BulgarWheat6:34 PM

    it's printed and on my front door. that should take care of the jehovah witnesses for a while