Showing posts from January, 2008

Bailey, 'hiding out'

on the shelf way above the fireplace. Don't even ask how she gets up there.... And yes, that IS a lovely trout I caught. (Can even see the actual spinner that fooled him in the corner of his mouth).

The reason,

Bailey was afraid to come home. Pretty scary, huh?

Doing our part,

to support the home team. Not just 'cause we're share holders, but because they are soooo comfortable. 'Twas interesting to speak with all the Europeans, at Riu Playacar, about their Crocs. Great conversation starter and they 'luv 'em'. According to them, they are really taking off, across the pond. Don't know if it's because they are having their first TV commercial debut, tonight on 'The Apprentice', or something else, but once they broke through 30, which was upper resistance for quite awhile, the stock has been moving pretty well. Go CROX!!! (BTW, the bright yellow UCLA crocs, were given to me when I was touring the front office. Don't know if I will actually wear them.)

I'm not alone

Vermont, that bastion of independence and sensiblity, is voting on indicting Bush and Cheney. God Bless 'Em------

The petition - with at least the 5 percent of voters necessary to be considered - was submitted Thursday and the town Select Board voted 3-2 Friday to put it on the ballot. It goes to a town-wide vote March 4.It reads: "Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities and shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?"

Try 'em, convict 'em and jail 'em. Justice would be SOOOO sweet....

Got a question,

for you Bush supporters out there, concerning Bush's 'war of choice' on Iraq. One of two scenarios had to have happened, and I'm not sure which is worse. If there is a third, please let me know. #1. Bush really believed the WMD story and proceeded to kill and maim hundreds of thousands of innocents and spend trillions of dollars on a "Oops, bad information" scenario. OR #2. He knew the info was wrong and did it anyway. I completely believe number 2, BUT, if he actually took our country to war on, "Oops, bad information", is that any more forgivable?


Don't know if it can sustain it, but CROX has been on a pretty good little run (needs a lot more), since they finally broke through 30. Didn't think they would do much 'til earnings come out, sometime later in Feb, but it's nice to see 'em moving in the right direction for a change. Finally, some volume and positive movement. Hopefully, somebody 'knows something' and is getting a jump on the good news.

Time for a 'kitty post'

This is what Bailey looks like when she is watching the geese, or whatever, through the door. BUT, this morning I let her out, and shortly after, about 3 hours ago, a large flock of geese landed near and in our backyard. They are munching on grass, but, Bailey is obviously too 'skeered' to come home. Could scare the geese away, but am curious how long 'til she gets hungry enough to stand up to the big birdies. ---Right after I wrote this, a group of golfers came thru, scared the geese, and a couple minutes later, here comes Bailey, straight to the food dish...

Felt really stupid,

after I found out how the David Copperfield card trick was done. Must be like Bush supporters (should) feel after they see what's really going on... What am I saying? If you are still a Bush supporter at this point, you are so hopelessly gullible and naive that you quit thinking LONG ago.

Had to turn off Bush,

and his State of the Union BS, before I barfed. So here I am. These numbers came out today...

The Commerce Department reported Monday that sales of new homes dropped by 26.4 percent last year to 774,000. That marked the biggest decline on record, surpassing the old mark of a 23.1 percent plunge in 1980. “It looks like the floor fell out of the housing market in December,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s He said the current slump is already on par with the deep housing downturn of the 1980s and could end up being the worst in the post-World War II period. As goes housing, so goes the economy. Thanks again, George....

For you geeks out there,

this looks pretty cool, cheap, and not THAT difficult. A solar powered charger for your phone, i-pod, computer, etc.

OK, I hear,

some of you Bush apologists say, " Yeah, but oil is a world commodity, pushed up by the Chinese, and the world markets". RIGHT. If you had any sense of history and world economics, you would know that, until the Bush administration, our oil and gas prices have CONSISTENTLY been WAY below world prices. While we paid $1.19/gal when he took office, Europe averaged over $5.00/gallon. That is REALITY... BUT, once he took charge, U.S. oil prices went up nearly 300%, while their prices went up less than 25%. Coincidence,??? Yeah, right...

OK, you small minority,

Bush supporters, please explain why your man threatened to veto ANY bill that would make the oil companies pay ANY taxes? These 'friends of Bush' have set consistent records, as per profits in a quarter. Billions of dollars, setting ALL TIME records, in the history of American business, as for profits, each quarter, on the backs of ordinary Americans. Wrecking our economy, while the Cheney's of the world, book 'off the chart' profits. Pay taxes? NOOO, according to Bush, their puppet in charge. He said he would veto ANY bill that make them pay taxes, like the rest of us, on OBSCENE profits. How obvious can you get? Not obvious enough for you, obviously. Bush, Cheney, Dubai, Big Oil, Record Profits... Coincidence??? Yeah, right... What's funny, if it weren't so sad, is that you Bush supporters, at the bottom of the food chain, and being hurt the worst, are his biggest supporters. REALLY sad, but kinda funny...

Another favorite

Since I been posting pics of how it is now, thought I'd show how it was then, on 5-6-07. What a crew. What a fun time. Just went way too fast. BUT, was able to turn many people on, to one of the best places on earth. Playa del Carmen. Bad thing is, too many people are finding out about it. Hard to keep such a beautiful place, a secret. Enjoy, my friends...

I love this picture

because I can remember the moment so clearly. All of a sudden it hit me! My little girl is REALLY getting married, and moving away. Was fighting hard to keep the tears away, and not totally succeeding. Then she gave me that great smile, and I knew everything was OK, even though I did forget to wear my shoes....

Thanks again, Bush

“There is a desperate sense of need that there must be something better than Bush out there,” said Dean Godson, head of a conservative research group in London called Policy Exchange. Or, as Thomas Valasek, a spokesman for the Center for European Reform in London, put it: “The world at large has a massive stake in the outcome of the elections. Never before has the U.S. had such a terrible reputation, a terrible image.”
Exerpt from Reuters News Service, about how the entire world is watching this election. Talk about "worst President ever" Without a doubt....

While we were there,

These conctrete stairs, which were recently put in by IberroStar, to access the beach, were washed out. The next day workers broke up all the concrete and debris and used it to try to stabilize the beach. The buildings in the background used to be WAY back from the water. Not anymore....Click to enlarge and note large white 'bladder' in background. There are hundreds of these trailer-sized bags on the beach. An underwater pump is placed offshore, and sand is pumped to fill it up. Seems to be helping, but sure is ugly on the beach.

Neti pot

OK, the best way to explain it is to Google it. Do the U-tube video, cause it is kinda hard to explain. BUT, it is for real. Basically, it is salt water irrigation of your nasal passages. Not easy to do, but not that bad... Bottom line, when I wake up in the morning, I am totally clear. And that has not happened for years. Not a total 'healing', but, a major step forward. I am breathing better than I have, for the last 2 years. It is not easy, to run salt water into your nose... BUT, if you can do it, you WILL benefit. Try it,,, you'll like it... OK, you do 1/4 tsp salt with 16 0z water. 8 oz per nostril. Make sure the water is body temp. Amazing....

Am currently doing research,

on the BEST medical breakthrough I have ever been involved with. Not gonna rush it, BUT, this is the most amazing, helpful, process I can remember. I have had sinus blockage since I worked Florida hurricanes over 2 years ago. Constant drainage/hacking from some bug I picked up. I think I am cured. This is SOOO HUGE, and I think it is for real. If sinus blockage/drainage is not a problem for you, then "never mind". BUT, if it is a problem, I have an amazing cure. Tune in tomorrow. This is 'miraculous' in my humble opinion... I can finally breathe, without a problem.... WOW!!

One more pic,

of the beautiful sand, surf, sky and skin on the beach at Riu Playacar. (As always, you can click on pic to enlarge)

17 second clip

of the tallest high school b-ball player I've ever seen. He dunks it without jumping.

Surprise, surprise

WASHINGTON - A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The study concluded that the statements "were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses." Gollee, who woulda thunk? Bush would lie? 935 times according to the independent journalists study. Huh? Seemed like more than that to me.....

Another view

To those of you familiar with IberroStar, Toucan, remember, as you walked down to the beach, on your left, there were some units that had sort of an ocean view? Now, they are ON the ocean. That is underground (used to be, anyway) electrical conduit that you see in the foreground. In the background, you see part of a work crew trying to slow down the erosion that is a few feet from the building. They work long hours with shovels and wheelbarrows to move sand, rocks and concrete to shore up the beach. Let's hope it works...

Trouble in Paradise

For those of you who joined us at IberroStar, for Ted and Kari's wedding, on 5-6-07, this may be kinda shocking. This is the beach now, or about a week ago. May well be worse by now, as it was eroding as we were there. Several of the palapas and palm trees are GONE, as well as the long, sloping, sandy beach. Had heard of global warming raising water levels and destroying villages in Alaska and Malaysia, but didn't think would happen this soon in my favorite beach resort. There hasn't been a hurricane since we were there, and I would hate to think what one would do now.

Public service announcement

How to build a taser from a disposable camera. Haven't done it yet, but I might...

We're BAAACK...

and not real happy about it. I mean, it was in the 80's on the beach, and here, it's 10 degrees and snowing. It's always tough coming back from a vacation, but this one is REAL tough. The Riu Playacar was excellent! The only area it didn't hold up to IberroStar was in the entertainment, but everything else was comparable and the food was better. Would definitely go back to a Riu resort, and the sooner the better. Missed out on first afternoon because of a plane delay, but the rainy evenings (GREAT sleeping weather) made up for it. A couple of passing showers, during the afternoon, sent us in for awhile (great excuse for a snack and a cocktail), but all in all, had a great time. The highlight, though, had to be the massage in the palapa on the beach. Best massage ever, and the surf in the background was just a bonus. Truly a rocking chair moment, but quite possibly the fastest hour EVER. Anyway, tomorrow we have pictures of "Trouble in Paradise". S…

See that empty chair?

Not gonna be empty for long. Carol and I are off to Riu Playacar, on an Apple vacation, leaving early Sunday morning. On the beach by 2:00 at the latest. Yahoo! Got some good books lined up, my sandals, swimsuit and I-pod. So easy to pack for these things. As usual, Don and Cyndi will be staying here, with Daisy, their Doberman. She's a good dog but doesn't get along with Bailey, so she's off to visit cousin Bella. Take care, little Bailey... Will be back, later, with pictures. Bye..

Another shared e-mail

to my right-wing buddy....
Source of my beliefs-

I used to be very apolitcal. Then I got into DIsaster Insurance Adjusting, to make money AND to help people that need it it, badly. Saw lots of suffering, up close and personal. There were 2 years where one hurricane followed another. The poorer people really suffered (still do). I also suffered, somewhat, as I went thru 2 hurricanes myself and had to live without electricity for over a week, twice. No refrigeration was the worst, but not being able to buy gas and food was bad, too. I at least always had water and sanitation, unlike the poor people of Iraq, who's main sin was living under Saddam, who the US put in power to combat the Ayatollah. They were/are the victims of 'shock and awe', who had their lives blown apart by George's 'oops, bad intelligence' war. Hundreds of thousands of civilians killed. Many more than that wounded, horribly. Millions, who could afford it, have left the country. Electr…

E-mail to my Bush supporter buddy

Wanted to hav mor fun, so i bot this thing online that garrunteed to increese my IQ. it wurked grate, but carul sed i had it on backwords. anyway, i sea whut u wur saying. we dont need no stinkin ejukation. the wurld wud be better off just beleeving wut that wunderfull bush guy tells us, he woodnt lie. i doant sea how him and his oil buddees cud have wanted a warr in irak. what wud thay gane? and that nice mr chaney. wut a wunderful, jentelmun he is. i hope helliburden duzznt fire him for being gon frum the co for a while. did thay due ok without him??? ennyway, after my new iq ajustment, i em gonna muve to a red state wear i can feel at hoam. damm liberals think thay r so smarrt. i tink that ejucashun thing iz waay overated...amwith u now bruther.. o and buy the way, go big red, go big red, go big red----

Hope he enjoys the humor.....


Our NATO partners don't want to be part of a 'surge, in Afghanistan. SOOO, U S soldiers that should be coming home from extended tours in Iraq, will be sent to Afghanistan instead. We used to have a good, strong coalition with the NATO nations. Until W became 'The Decider', that is. Done deal. NATO says, 'no deal'. Long term implications? You bet. Thanks, again, George, for all you've done for us...

When was the last time,

you saw a Repub candidate getting the endorsement of the incumbent? NEVER, and you won't! He is poison! Like I have ALWAYS said. Worst President ever! Without a doubt! No one wants to associate with him. Oh well, only 376 days and he's outta here. Can't come soon enough....

Finally agree with W,

on something. He said he was, 'a uniter, not a divider'. Right, George.... Well, he has finally united the country. After seeing George in action, every candidate, both parties, is running on a platform of, "CHANGE". Way to go George. You finally united the country on something. WE WANT CHANGE!!!

No Golden Globe

awards this year, cause of writer's strike, but the "Critic's Choice Awards" concluded last night. And "No Country for Old Men" won best pic. Just like I said it might, in an earlier post. If you liked "Fargo", you'll really like No Country. You won't be bored.....

Check this out

Think Otter Pops. The way they are packaged, but with openings between the indiviual pkgs. If you do it on a giant scale, and have them hanging vertically, and have algae growing in them, being circulated from top to bottom, and algae being screened out as part of the process. Specific algae, the fastest growing plant on earth, that are 50% oil. Closed system. Lesss than 5% of the water needed for corn because you re-use the water. This may be the future of energy on earth. 20-33,000 gallons of oil per acre vs. 18 gals for corn. Be sure to see 2nd half of 5 minute video, to see what it looks like. Could be a great investment. VCTPF is the symbol. $ .93/share today.

Got to apologize,

and print a kitty picture.(she crawled in there, all by herself) Have been reading the "Bad President" calendar, from Kari, and been getting all upset, when I think about that jerk. BUT, like I have said before, at least it (my blog) keeps me from unloading on people in person. So, will try to refrain from "George, the village idiot" comments for awhile. Still like Ron Paul. Check him out...

Actual 'Articles of Impeachment",

introduced by Cynthia McKinney, (D-GA) 12-8-06.----- "By justifying the invasion of Iraq with false and misleading statements linking Iraq to the attacks of September 11, 2001, and falsely asserting that Iraq had a nuclear weapons program for which it was importing aluminum tubes and uranium, these assertions being either false, or based on “fixed” intelligence, with the intent to misinform the people and their representatives in Congress in order to gain their support for invading Iraq, denying both the people and their representatives in Congress the right to make an informed choice, George Walker Bush, President of the United States, did commit and was guilty of high crimes against the United States of America".-------- 100% true, but thrown out by Repubs in charge.... yet, rob a 7-11 and go to jail for years. Makes sense, huh????

A great insight,

into George W's world, comes from Paul O'Neil, former Sec of the Treasury, FIRED by Bush, when he tried to explain to W, that you cannot spend a BUNCH more $$ than you take in. Basic to most of us, but foreign to W. Maybe if he wouldn't have been in the lower 15% of his college classes.... "This meeting was like many of the meetings I would go to over the course of two years. The only way I can describe it is that, well, the president is a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernable connection." Explains alot, huh? Think of this as our economy descends into the depths that this idiot has led us to. Thanks, George, but at least your friends and contributors (oil $$) are doing just fine....

In case you didn't see/hear it,

the Rocky Mntn News had an article today, leading off the business section, headlined, "Foreclosure rate soars 41.5%" , following record foreclosures in 2006. The 26,326 filings were the equivalent of every home in Littleton and Louisville going into foreclosure. Worst part is, the Rocky says, "There is no end in sight" WOW, that's HUGE! As I have been saying, for quite awhile, I think things are gonna get kinda rough before they get better. Gonna be pretty tough on alot of people. Hopefully, we can all ride it out with minimal damage. Do what you can to prepare, friends. In my humble opinion, the whole economy, in general, hinges on housing. Good news is, there WILL be some real bargains on houses in a few years. The only question is, how good and how many years? Stay tuned, will be REAL intresting.