May 30, 2008

From the beaches...back to the (desert) mountains!

It seems like I haven't unpacked my suitcase in ages. I only return home long enough to wash clothes and switch from coats and sweaters to short sleeve shirts.

Anyways, I'm back in Las Vegas (back at the MGM...of course!) for another TDY. Hopefully things will work out and I will not be here a full 2 weeks. We'll see.

Anyways, back into the same routine as earlier this year...time to hit Starbucks on the way to the base.

May 24, 2008

From the mountains to the beaches

Last week snow, this week surf

We were back at Emerald Isle for the traditional Seymour Johnson Memorial Day Beach weekend. We still know quite a bit of current and former SJ F15E types and were able to spend the weekend with old friends. Good times, good food, lots of silliness...and looking forward to it again next year! Pictures to follow...sure, sure....

May 23, 2008

All BS Channel (ABC) journalism

So-called news reporter Charlie Gibson "wonders" out loud about how long McCain might live, even though he is only 6 years younger than McCain, hinting that McCain might be too old to be president. Earth to Charlie Gibson: we all die someday.

Besides, isn't that age discrimination? Does that make Gibson a bigot. Wondering out loud here...if Gibson is an age bigot, does that make him potentially a racial bigot too? And, still wondering out loud here, if he might be a racial bigot, maybe Gibson is secretly in the KKK?

What's next, positing the odds whether or not Hildawg will get breast cancer or Obama will get sickle cell anemia?

I suggest that there is a 100% probability so-called news reporters will look like buffoons and reduce (even further) their credibility trying to guess how much longer any candidate will live or the chances someone will come down with dementia solely based on age...all the while passing off such wonderings as "National News".

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May 21, 2008

Does this gas crunch make my butt look big?

This journalistic gem from ABC "News":

"I don't really get out and enjoy things anymore, I just kind of sit at
home and go to and from work and grocery shopping and that's it,"
Giamei said.

Giamei is adopting measures to minimize her fuel use.

"My entire ride to and from work, I look at the gas tank to just see
how much fuel it's using and it really is amazing," she said. "So, I'm
even trying to drive below the speed limit to use less gas, and it's
just a constant looking at my fuel gauge to see how much gas I've used,
so, as soon as it goes below half a tank, I think, 'Oh, my God, I have
to put gas in my car again.'"

So, increasing gas prices has forced this poor woman to sit on the couch and watch her butt grow, but also taught her that cars have a gas gauge? At least her carbon footprint is shrinking while her couchprint is growing.

I guess it is a step in the right direction that she realizes that slower speeds consume less fuel. I just hope that all that "constant looking" isn't too distracting. After all, how's she supposed to make a mobile phone call while driving with all those distracting speed limits and fuel consumption calculations?

Hey lady, that speed limit's a limit, not a mandatory speed. Physics...what a wonderful thing.

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May 15, 2008

Day 6 - Grand Tetons

The drive from Yellowstone was sad, the first day in the Tetons cloudy and cold. But today...Wow!!

May 14, 2008

Day 5 - Onward to the Tetons

After 4 days, 5 grizzlies, 1 black bear, 1 coyote, tons of elk and buffalo, time to say goodbye to Yellowstone, Hello Tetons.

May 12, 2008

May 9, 2008

RV Pickup Day - Yellowstone Bound

First stop - Gas pump...holy cow! 55 Gallons at $3.80 per do the math!

The grizzly bears are going to love this!

I think there is a mistake with our RV Reservation

May 6, 2008

And Rosie Finally Makes Sense to me

Rosie O'douchebag understands Crackpot Reverend Wright. "It (Reverent Wright's crackpot statements) made sense to me", which finally allows me to understand Rosie. 

She's an idiot.  An idiot unfortunately too close to a microphone and TV camera.  An idiot "journalists" like to "interview" b/c they know they will always get an idiotic reply that plays well to the tabloid obsessed country that tunes in to see celebrity trainwrecks.

One of Rosie O'retard's f
actoids--"there is a
righteous indignation about people who were only considering
three-fourths a person until fairly recently in our history"

Let's see...Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 of the US Constitution actually talks about a
Three-fifth's compromise clause and is part of the Constitution adopted in 1787.  Slavery was abolished in 1865 and the Three-fifth's compromise went away as part of the 14th amendment in1868.

so...math in public:

the difference between 3/4 and 3/5 is 3/20.  just in case you've forgotten your fractions: 3/4 - 3/5 = 15/20 - 12/20 = 3/20.  But hey, what's 3/20ths of a person when you don't know what you're talking about anyways.

1865 - 1787 = 78 years that the
Three-fifth's compromise was in effect.
2008 - 1865 = 143 years that the
Three-fifth's compromise has not been in effect.

So unless she is confused and/or was born sometime in the early 1900's, then she doesn't have a real grasp about "recent" history.  But what's 100 years or so when you don't know what you're talking about anyways.

And so Rosie O'retarddedouchbag spells out in plain english, backed up by simple math, that she truly doesn't know what she is talking about.  (And I don't even have the time to disprove her "memory" that the US government gave syphilis to black Americans in a reference to the Tuskagee experiments later on in the same "interview".)

And Rosie finally makes sense to me.

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May 3, 2008

Didn't expect to find this at the Hill AFB museum

Hill AFB has a museum and I had some time to kill. I knew it had a couple of F-4s, even an RF-4, so I had to pay respects to the Phantoms on sticks.

Imagine my surprise to see this hulk out front. I flew this type of aircraft while as an instructor at NAS Pensacola. They were stretched, painted Navy training orange and white, and had an F-16 radar stuffed in the nose. I think the navy is still flying these old bucket of bolts.

I'll post photos of the F-4s later. I've gotta run and do some work for my helpless F-22 pilots for tomorrow's JDAM drops and the flight home later this week.

What is a social browser?

I'm test driving "Flock", advertised as a social browser.  Sounds like something you need to be immunized against.  We'll see how it works.

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May 2, 2008

I'm not an A**hole, really I'm not!

My rental car at SLC. Whale skin hub caps and all leather cow interior optional.

When I arrived at the rental car company here at SLC, they had some boring land yacht waiting for me. So I asked what else they had available. Fran and I have been considering getting another car in light of rising fuel prices; something with higher gas mileage but something comfortable. Our current cars only get 20-25 MPG.

So before I could ask about hybrids the lady said, "How about a Hummer?" (Without even a STS!)

Immediately visions of snarling earth firsters and foaming at the mouth Global Warmers appeared on my left shoulder, waving their fingers, scolding me about my carbon footprint and rising sea levels.

Cheerful visions of money covered oil company execs and gold chain dangling rap-stars appeared on my right shoulder, giving each other high fives, whooping it up and yelling "yo, go for it dawg"!

So what did I do? To paraphrase Dennis Leary:

You know what I'm gonna do?
I'm gonna get myself a 2008 Hummer

Hot red!

With whale skin hub caps

An all leather cow interior

And big brown baby seal eyes for headlights


And I'm gonna drive around in that baby
At 115 miles per hour

Getting one mile per gallon

Sucking down Quarter Pounder cheeseburgers from McDonalds in the old-fashioned non-biodegradable Styrofoam containers

And when I'm done sucking down those grease-ball burgers
I'm gonna wipe my mouth with the American flag

And then I'm gonna toss the Styrofoam containers right out the side

And there ain't a Goddamn thing anybody can do about it

You know why?
'Cause we got the bomb, that's why!

So I drove 115 mph straight to McDonalds.

It's only fitting, because after all, I am here in SLC to help drop bombs!

The rest of Dennis Leary's song can be read here

May 1, 2008

Crazy minister talks crazy talk again; Bush to blame

Jeremiah Wright is on the Republican "payroll" according to View co-host Joy Behar.

Why am I not surprised by this opinion, and yet, why do I even care?

Even better, let's put the typical newsanchor "journalism" intro on it so then we can call it news and blast it on the evening non-journalistic half-hour news show...

"Democratic Experts say: Reverend Wright Might Be Being
Paid By the Republicans"

Can someone out there come up with theme music too, we've got a non-jounalistic half-hour news show to produce! A news ticker teaser would be good too...