Monday, November 12, 2012

First Snow

well almost. The actual first snow was about three weeks ago, but we got so little coverage it really doesn't seem fair to count it. This weekend we got two inches in the back yard. Enough for the dogs to play in and seem satisfied.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More surgery for the little black dog

Kelly had to have a growth removed from her foot and her back. Her foot is all bandaged up for the next couple of weeks. Its covered in the photo with a news paper bag to keep the dressings dry. Its been snowing this evening so the yard is quite wet. I'll skip the back wound since its pretty nasty looking.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kitty Cat food commercial

First saw these at the Animation festival. The commercials were great, but seems that cat's wouldn't eat the food.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Why we need the EPA

A nasty, nasty place. Colorado is filled with signs like these due to its long history of mining. When I hear all the whining from industry about the EPA, I'm reminded of how much of our drinking water is threatened from sites like this one. We need more of the EPA, not less of it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


More layoffs this week at work. Not because they weren't performing, but because congress can't do its job.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ignorance is bliss

Americans Angry About Obamacare Tweet About 'Moving To Canada'
HuffPost Canada reports:
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health care plan on Thursday, in a 5-4 decision.
The President's health care plan, considered to be a key part of his domestic agenda, has been opposed by Republicans and many right-wing Americans.
Many Americans who were upset at the Supreme Court decision took to Twitter to voice their anger. Weirdly enough, many Americans tweeted about 'moving to Canada' to escape socialized medicine.

"I'm moving to Canada, the United States is entirely too socialist," tweets @wallyweldon.

What is even stranger is that so called Obamacare is basically a Republican plan. Unlike Canada's single payer-system,  it uses private insurance companies. That's the free market folks. It is health insurance reform, not health care reform.

The individual mandate was first put forth by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, with the stated mission to "formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense".

The mandate was supported by a majority of former Republican presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Daddy Bush), and is the cornerstone of Romney Care.

One has to ask, why was it ok when it was a Republican idea, but not now. Is it because we have a Democratic president? Is it Obama Derangement Syndrome? No one on the right has answered that question.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Retro Friday - Sounds

Do you remember the sound of a rotary phone? The sound of a dial-up modem handshake? Here' s a list of outdated tech sounds that the current generation has absolutely no clue about.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ungrateful public doesn't appreciate being treated like Romney's staff

First its the cookies, then its this. Willard, here's a hint. The little people don't like being mocked and treated like your staff.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Appreciating the job Creators

The job creators are a very sensitive bunch. Us peons aren't appreciating them enough.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Some spring color

We have a number of poppy varieties in our front yard. They do extremely well here in the harsh sun and add intense color to the yard. The bees seem to love them too.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gratuitous dog photo

Andy the pocket Shepherd seemed annoyed by my flash when I took this photo. He just stared at me as if to say what was I doing by disturbing his nap.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Making money Mitt's way

Welfare for the rich. In the end the tax payers foot the bill. Completely legal, but completely immoral.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This is so wrong

I... Etsy seller LaboratorioAltieri guts old cameras, and gives them new lives as stylish USB docks for iOS devices.

More here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Is Capitalism a Sin?

Who knew Catholic's were such radicals. There here three interviews with christian leaders in the film. The above is the first. Couldn't find the second and third one's which quoted a MI Catholic Bishop and Priest. I did find this more "measured" Catholic response.

When there is question of defending the rights of individuals, the defenceless and the poor have a claim to special consideration. The richer class has many ways of shielding itself, and stands less in need of help from the State; whereas the mass of the poor have no resources of their own to fall back on, and must chiefly depend on the assistance of the State. It is for this reason that wage-earners, since they mostly belong to the latter class, should be specially cared for and protected by the Government.

Centesimus Annus by Pope John Paul II

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Belated Tech Friday

A truly honest review of the new iPad.
Why isn't it called the iPad 3? Because that wouldn't be pretentious enough.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Retro Friday: Soviet Concord

The Tupolev Tu-144 (Туполев Ту-144) was the world's first supersonic transport aircraft. It was built in USSR, and flew in 1968, one year before the Anglo-French Concorde.

While the Tupolev did closely resemble the Concorde (amid speculation that Soviet espionage was behind the resemblance) the two planes did differ in many technical aspects. The Concorde had better range, braking and engine control but the Tupolev had vastly superior aerodynamics. The Tupolev's wings also included two small retractable canard surfaces—for generating low-speed lift—that the Concorde lacked. It was also generally perceived as less stable in flight, especially at supersonic speeds, than its counterpart.

Read me here.