FamGuyToday by Aunty Fox

exposing Bullshit Mountain Propaganda, and preserving memories, for the 'Rocking Chair Days'.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I know it's hard to believe,


but I did something really stupid today. Golfing w/Reilly, Homer and Webb (not pictured), I was asked, by Homer, to 'tend' the pin, which means he was WAY far away and he couldn't see the hole, so he needed me to 'tend' it, which meant I should hold the pin until after he putted, then remove it, because if he hits the pin, when putting 'on the green' it is a penalty. Well, he did a full shoulder turn and wacked it. I was mesmerized as it came toward the hole, expecting it to veer off at any moment. It didn't. It died, right in the hole, with the pin still there. I yelled, "WOW, great putt.' Reilly yelled, 'Penalty'. I said, you can't penalize me for spacing out. He said, 'No, penalty on Homer.', (who happened to be Reilly's (JR's) parner, not mine. After a long discussion, settled by the club pro, it was decided it WAS a penalty, not on me, but Homer. Webb and I wanted to overlook it, but JR, a stickler for the rules, prevailed. The best I could do was apologize and offer to pay for his losses. My only excuse, early-onset Alzheimer's...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Strange bush,


or a REALLY LARGE elk, hiding out over the ridge. We were driving along, at the north end of Yellowstone, and I saw this view. Can you imagine the neck muscles it would take to carry that rack? Like the back muscles some women need. Never mind.....

Monday, September 24, 2007

'Tis interesting,

to see the rightwing nut jobs go crazy about Ahmadinejad (sp?) speaking at Columbia today. Sure, he's a bad guy, but how many countries did he (oops, bad intel) invade? How many hundred thousand (innocent Iraqis), plus a few thousand Americans, has he killed? Nowhere close to what Bush has done. It's all relative, and until he does anything CLOSE to what W has done, give me a break, try to figure out who the REAL bad guy is.....

Just got back


from a great trip to Yellowstone/Tetons. Just in time, too. Today in Jackson, the high is in the 40's, with snow. We had great weather, but the last afternoon it started raining and you could tell snow was coming in. We saw the best 'colors' you could imagine, though, with the aspens and scrub oaks blazing. Saw all the animals, including this 'big boy' bull elk, that I felt SO SORRY for. Notice his 'privates' dangling below him. Not sure what's going on, but that would hurt so much to go thru the woods/bushes hangin' out like that. Poor guy...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What a great time of year!

Just played in a golf tournament at Arrowhead, which HAS to be one of the most amazing golf courses anywhere. Thanks to my buddy Scott, got to participate in all-expenses paid tournament, incl free food (prime rib) and drinks. What a day, but this old body is kinda hurtin, 'cause after 36 holes on Monday, then extra golf after the tourney, I'm just a bit sore. Not complaining, BUT, can definitely feel it today. Don't know what I'd do without the ol' hot tub. Next, we're off to the 5 star resort in Jackson Hole that Carol found on-line, with a stop in Pinedale at our favorite cabin-on-the-lake first, then we check out Yellowstone. Life Is Good! Oh, and can't forget a stop at Johnny B. Goode's in Steamboat, on the way. I know it's only natural, this time of year, for the body to want to pack on a few pounds for the upcoming winter, but I gotta be careful, winter's not gonna be THAT long and cold, I hope...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Sunday paper, a Bush-hater's delight!

The paper was full of Bush related stories that 'did my heart good.' From Alan Greenspan, a Republican, saying, how they ( Bush Admin) "traded principles for power, and lost both", to an article on atheists, saying how nothing has caused more atheists to come out of the closet, than two terms of "Bush, the Christian". Also, a report from the APEC conference, where Bush referred to it as OPEC, called the Australians, Austrians, and assured those present, "We are kicking ass, in Iraq." I am SO PROUD to have this guy in charge......

Friday, September 14, 2007

REALLY small world


It was good to see a picture of Kelli and her dog, Ace, with Milan, Nate and Laura's dog, in The Broomfield Enterprise after enjoying Dog Daze again this year. DD is held each year after the water park closes and before it is drained and closed for the winter. The doggies get to visit 'The Bay' and we have a real hoot, watching hundreds of them run around, chase tennis balls, go down the slides, and just thoroughly enjoy themselves playing in the water. It has become so popular that reservatons are required and there are three shifts of pooches. The following week, the pool is stocked with fish and 'special' fisherpersons are allowed to reel 'em in. A great idea, that, as far as I know, is done only in Broomfield. However, it may begin to 'catch on' in other areas. Ted, Kari's husband, was in Algeria on business this week, and while watching French television, same a news tidbit featuring Dog Daze, in Broomfield, Colorado. Not only that, but they also featured Kelli and Milan. WOW! What are the odds? Again, a great idea that will undoubtedly spread. Didn't realize how far or how fast, though....

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The lies never stop,

because they work. Some people are stupid enough to believe them, and that is W's base. -----
WASHINGTON - The television commercial is grim and gripping: A soldier who lost both legs in an explosion near Fallujah explains why he thinks U.S. forces need to stay in Iraq.
"They attacked us," he says as the screen turns to an image of the second hijacked airplane heading toward the smoking World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. "And they will again. They won't stop in Iraq."
Every investigation has shown that Iraq did not, in fact, have anything to do with the Sept. 11 attacks. But the ad, part of a new $15 million media blitz launched by an advocacy group allied with the White House, may be the most overt attempt during the current debate in Congress over the war to link the attacks with Iraq.----- WAKE UP PEOPLE-----Ignorance isn't just sad, it's dangerous. It has given us Bush, for TWO TERMS. I rest my case.....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Bailey story,

goes like this. We were sitting on the patio, 5 0'clock club, and Carol said, "I bet Bailey is walking up the path". (South side), cause Cassie ( the neighbor's Lab) was staring toward that part of our yard. Anyway, we saw Bailey come around the side of the house. Then, Cassie barked and Bailey charged the fence. She hit the fence nearly full speed, going right at Cassie's face. Cassie jumped back and stared at Bailey. Bailey charged through the 4" opening in the fence and Cassie, the smart dog she is, ran as fast as she could to her deck. Bailey chased her half way, then turned and walked, with her tail held high, back home. A well taught lesson to the dogs in the neighborhood. NO BARKING, from, 'The Enforcer". You Go Girl.......

Our 'Maine Coon' cat


We always thought that Bailey was just a lovable mutt, BUT, found out, she is a distinctive, and very special and valuable breed. She is a Maine Coon cat. No doubt about it. From her huge 'duster' tail, to her distinctive markings, her extra-soft water-proof coat, her amazing hunting instincts, NOT a 'lap-cat', to her distinctive 'chirping' sounds. With her 'Lynx-type' ears, her ability to retrieve toys, and her characteristic 'always wanting to help' you, she is definitely a Maine Coon cat. Kittens in the paper for sale today for $450. We got a bargain. Popular myth says they are descended from coons and cats mating, which is impossible, BUT, the most accepted theory is that the breed came from the six pet cats Marie Antoinette sent to Wiscasset, Maine, when she was planning to escape the French Revolution, and they mated with the local 'Norwegian Forest Cat', brought to the 'New World' by the Vikings. What a cool lineage. They are one of the few breeds to "kitten' during the winter, which is when we got her, when there were no other kittens available. She grew up on the 'mean streeets' of Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the middle of winter. Talk about tough!!! Could go on and on, but, bottom line, she is a very special kitty, and now that I know her background, I can appreciate her even more. They were prized by the early settlers as being the best 'mousers' and 'ratters' you could have. Even today, they need their 'outdoor' time. Famous for being 'clownish', we regard her as goofy-cute, which fits her perfectly. Anyway, will stop boring you with kitty stuff, but I really enjoyed finding out about my favorite kitty. She is a true, Maine Coon Cat, and is really cool....Lastly, and this describes Bailey perfectly, a Maine Coon will be your companion, your buddy, or pal, but never your baby. Preferring to sit in the chair beside you, but not your lap. That is Bailey, in a nutshell. We are lucky to have each other...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Saw a good article

this weekend, reprinted from New York Times. Seems the company that has profited MOST, and that says alot, from military contracts in Iraq, is KBR. KBR??? I'd never heard of them, so I Googled them. Seems they are a branch of Haliburton. Now does it make sense? Cheney, and his inner circle, are all Haliburton people. Contracts, in the hundreds of millions of dollars, many awarded without bids, to friends of the administration. Who woulda thunk??? So, if you don't understand why we are in Iraq, other than to disrupt the oil economy, think $$ and Haliburton. Oh yeah, it all makes sense......

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wann see something spooky?

http://www.fnarena.com/index2.cfm?type=dsp_newsitem&n=B03AAE1A-17A4-1130-F5A895FE45EDE2AA Kinda scary, when you compare charts on 2 of the worst crashes of all time. Not making any predictions here, but 'chartists' swear by this stuff. Not sure about the eclipses and full moon stuff. Maybe time to take some profits off the table. Not selling my CROX, though....