Friday, January 29, 2010

Denver's National Western Stock Show

Went to the Denver stock show on MLK day. Its been years since I went to a rodeo. Farm animals and farm equipment as far as the eye could see. Lots of guys like this one.

Read the rest of the post on the Denver stock show at the Longs Peak Photo Blog.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State of the Union

The Care Bear is giving his State of the Union address right as I type.

His key points:
1. Things are less bad than they could have been.
2. Its jobs, stupid! Introduces a new job creation bill.
3. Republicans sit stoically.
4. More nukes. Clean coal fiction.
5. Drill, baby drill.
6. Pay as you go!

... Unicorns, rainbows, and free cake for all!

Remind me again, what makes this guy a Democrat?

Apple iPad

Great tech, poor name choice ...

Tengrain presents ...

Care Bear the disappointment

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Self inflicted wounds

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Wouldn't it be a novel change for Democrats to actually be able to count on their party to not screw up. By the way, Democratic leadership (what an oxymoron!), start taking note of how the Republicans have been operating. This is precisely how a minority party should be operating and I suspect you'll be in that position very soon!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Little black doggie from 2005

I was going through an old backup disk and I found this photo of Kelly from October 2005. That was about 6 months after we got her. She looks a bit older now, as do the rest of us. Not quite as trim and fit.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Japanese Whalers up the ante

Regardless of what you think about the Sea Shepherd Society and its tactics, ( and South Park did a brutal commentary on them this year), this footage seems to show that the Japanese deliberately rammed a vessel in Antarctic waters, deliberately risking human life. The Japanese vessel can be clearly be seem veering toward the almost stationary vessel and ramming it. While the Japanese claim their yearly harvesting of whales is exclusively for research purposes, all the meat is sold for human consumption. I'm hard pressed to think of any other research effort that would act in such an aggressive manner.

Look here for additional videos of the collision.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

A world we can't conceive of any more

Abe Lincoln over at Pick a Peck of Pixels has a great post describing what it was like in 1960 to work for the National Cash Register Company as a commercial artist.

... paid me to draw and they gave me a reserved parking space ... , and 3 weeks vacation each year plus paid medical, dental and hospitalization. All that plus a neat building with friends who played a crazy game of ping pong with me, each day, on our lunch hour. What else could you want?

I can't even begin to imagine a work environment like that anymore.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Responsibilities on a cold wet winter day

A strange thing about dogs is that while it might be too cold for them to go outside into the yard to relieve themselves, its never too cold, wet, or stormy for a walk.

Longs Peak Journal

My wife has created a new photo blog called Longs Peak Journal which will focus on photography here along the front range.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Wednesday's Weather

The strong arctic front is beginning to head south out of Canada, and is on schedule to pass through the northeast plains of Colorado between 4:00 am and 8:00 am Wednesday morning. Temperatures will drop rapidly during the day, into the teens by afternoon, and single digits by evening. Snow will also likely develop between 8:00 am and 11:00am, continuing through the afternoon and early evening.

Most likely snow accumulations by Wednesday evening:
  • Boulder, Golden, Foothills, Palmer Divide: 2 - 5 inches
  • Denver, Longmont, Eastern Plains: 1 - 3 inches
Snow will end Wednesday evening, with bitter cold temperatures overnight, reaching -4 to -12 F by Thursday morning.

Bitter cold continues during the day on Thursday, with high temperatures of 3 F to 8 F. Temperatures will again drop to -4 F to -12 F by Friday morning, with high temperatures on Friday warming to 15 - 20 F.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Rocky Mountain National Park

Unidentified ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park, looking East from Trail Ridge Road.

We took a little drive up to Rocky Mountain National Park. We got snowed on in the middle of the drive there, but had nice broken sunshine by the time we got to the park. Despite the temperatures being in the high teens, it was reasonably comfortable in the sunshine.