Friday, February 29, 2008

Bloggers Unite!

The call must go out! Round up the troops and ring the bells!

Blogger Brian C Ledbetter has been issued a restraining order by the AP for criticizing their use of doctored images. They claim he is violating their copyright despite the fact that his usage was a clear and obvious case of fair-use. This sort of strong arm tactic could be used on any of us, of any persuasion, if we so much as criticize any news agency for poor conduct or shoddy reporting. Even if they don't win the case the AP and other big news agencies can use the scare of being hauled into court to suppress free speech.

More details here.

Definition of a hero

If anyone is unsure just look at Kurt Westergaard to see a hero:

Sick and tired

Of the 2008 election!

Recovering nicely from the flu though. We are all getting better rapidly. Still not ready to run that marathon yet but I'm itchin' to get out and put up the greenhouse.

Being stuck indoors is no fun especially with TV having degraded so far. I don't have and can't afford a DVR, tivo or whatever so just keep your suggestion about that. Television used to be Ok, but nowadays so many rotten ads. And the news channels really suck. I get ten times better news and information off the web, blogs and assorted info streams here.

Today I'm gonna order seeds and hopefully feel good enough to make a foray outside.

Y'all keep on truckin'.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Terrorists in the pentagon?

Our U.S. government continues its program of ineptitude proving not only that power corrupts but that it apparently corrupts higher brain functions.

It makes me wonder how many incidents of espionage and subversion need to be exposed before the body politic's autoimmune system kicks.

You gotta wonder too, in a year when media outlets such as CNN and the democrats are hell-bent on reminding us of George Bush's failings (in preparation for the November election perhaps) why are they willingly overlooking such a scandalous story?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Been down mighty sick with the influenza for about 5 days now, finally starting to get a little better. This has to have been the worst case I've ever had. Uhg! Mom, dad and the Bro all got it too. Bro and mom are furthest along in getting well, dad and I are still a little symptomy.

To celebrate our fevers and chills, here's an article on global warming (can you guess what it says?)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Quick! burn some coal

We're all gonna freeze to death! Call Al Gore and John Travolta, tell them to fly someplace or we're gonna lose all the bananas to polar bears.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Gentle showers

It's been raining lightly for the last couple hours. Mom's come down with a flu so me and dad are fending for ourselves today. (Yes, I know that's poor grammar)

Dad's busy planting tomato seeds and I'm about to go out and work in one of the barns I suppose. Maybe place a seed order first.

Y'all stay dry.

My fellow Americans

Something to think about. Hattip Ol' Stogie.

Work, work, work

Got rain coming in later today but this morning dad and I will be rolling tomato wire and preparing some beds for peas and other early crops.

The turkey's are beginning their displays, coming around begging for corn. We saw our first hummingbird last week and put out a feeder for him. He was grateful I think. Hope this cold hasn't hurt him.

The ground is frozen and covered with frost. Will be interesting to watch the transition to rain.

Have a great day.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

An Archbishop of Canterbury Tale

Iowahawk has one fine piece of ye olde ynglish to be readyng. Heere Bigynneth the Tale of the Asse-Hatte.

I got quite a good bit of giggling out of this.

Happy St. Valentine's Day

Wikipedia has some interesting things to say about this holiday.

Hope all of you with romantic involvements have a fun and flirtatious day of it.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Political Stimulus Package

This is a great piece of statesmanship. Everyone needs to write their senator and agree with Jim DeMint on this one. You can find your senators here.

Finally! an explanation for why I'm still single...

I got quite a good laugh out of this, though many may not understand ;-)

Although I do often take long, meandering walks; but that's for a reason.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

How did they get to Romney?

It's being reported that Mitt Romney is dropping out of the race for the republican presidential nomination.

This early in the race and with some considerable chance of making a last minute comeback (presumably as the conservatives wake up and realize that the republican party is being taken over by democrats posing as conservatives...) one is forced to ask, how on earth did they get to Romney? Did they threaten his children? Did they kidnap his dog? Was some terrible secret from his childhood uncovered? Just how is it that the republican electorate has been deprived of yet another choice?

The really disturbing part is that this isn't an isolated incident. The same pattern of transparent manipulations can be inferred in the democratic party. There are many liberal women I would vote for before I'd vote for Hillary Clinton and there are many liberal men-of-color whom I would vote for before I'd vote for B. Hussein Obama. But no one is being offered other options for change.

After all the office of the president is just far too important to be left to the choice of the common person.

Friday, February 01, 2008

The morning Load

Continuing the barrage of climate change chicken-little-ism, the national geographic has this article about the "Western U.S. Facing Drought Crisis". According to the article this is due to diminishing snow reserves.

It is of interest to note that the Siskiyou's snow pack is at an all time record high due the enormous storm which just pounded the west coast. Doesn't look good for my plan to grow pineapples here but at least we'll have lots of water for my corn.