Thursday, May 31, 2007


Earthdog Patrick at one of the sites of his latest unpublished cache series "Bushwacking with Patrick"...

It is 6:00 am edt and twilighty out at 68.0 degrees. Mr. Grumpy is still in bed.

We've had some sticks that were given to us by our Church's lay leader, and they've been stuck in buckets full of wet sand all winter. Well, the sticks sprouted leaves this spring and yesterday I transplanted some of them out back.

So if they live, May 30, 2007 will be the birthdate of Rock Springs Vineyards & Winery.

Rock springs, because the crossroad to our place is "Rock Springs Pike" (Old name, before county numbered the roads). All the other roads around here, like Gene Stratton Porter Road, since she was born a few miles from here, are called roads. We are the only "Pike". So I don't know what it's all about except that we are probably one of the earlier roads in Wabash County. Haven't located ANY thing about a "Rock Springs" tho...

So, OK dogs, sup?

Let's take a look in the Inbox:

Subject: Public Service Announcement

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that
if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have
absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) bacteria found in feces.
In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of Poop. However, we do NOT run
that risk when drinking wine (or rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol
has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and
be full of shit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it as a

public service

Makes sense to us. Thanks Marky-mark.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2007











It is 5:29 a.m. and 70.7 degrees here (93 degrees yesterday) and dark. Patrick WAS curled up on his afghan but is now stalking a FLY.

One thing I forgot to mention the other day in my rant about the Miss Universe show was the fact that during the the final question, when Miss USA came on, they boo'd her, the louts. And this to a poor girl who had slipped and fallen during her evening gown parade.

See, thEse foreign third world asshole nations, yes Mexico, I'm talking about you, don't appreciate anything the USA does for them. They hate us anyway. Here we are on the verge of giving twelve million of their compatriots AMNESTY, and all they can do is show their ass by booing a young woman. You know it wasn't personal. They hate the USA. Screw them. Round 'em up and


Speaking of Miss USA, we thought she was kind of odd looking. We couldn't decide whether she was white, black, asian or hispanic. Maybe a little of each? Maybe the face of the future for the USA?

Random thoughts:

Osama Barack Hussein Obama could very well be the first POTUS with a considerable amount of black blood in him.

I think if the dimocrats nominate the magic negro or the Bitch Queen they will be taking a big risk. Anybody else and they're a shoo in for '08. I think if the republicans nominate a RINO, they have given up on the white house.

The main reason to vote republican, no matter what, even if they put up a moderate liberal like Romney, is that there will be less chance that the Supreme Court gets a pro baby killing, anti-second amendment appointee. But just a slim chance.

Linsey Lohan is a moron. So when she grows up, if she takes up liberal causes, listen to her intently, sheeple.

Gilmore Girls in reruns is still vastly superior to 99% of the crap on broadcasrt TV.

We support an Eighth Season!!

Did you know that Bill Clinton, ever the whore dog, hit on Rush Limbaugh's female companIon in a New York eatery the other day? Talk about chance encounters...

God Bless America!!

Go Gators!!


Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Cindy Sheehan is quitting her Traitor Crusade, becasue the dems have turned against her, and everyone in the Peace Movement is not an angel, like her.

Excerpts from her Swan Song: (emphasis added)

... people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong."

our Representative Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland.

... the money a "grateful" country gave me when they killed my son ...

I have used all my energy trying to stop this country from slaughtering innocent human beings.

Casey did indeed die for nothing. His precious lifeblood drained out in a country far away from his family who loves him, killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think.

Our brave young men and women in Iraq have been abandoned there indefinitely by their cowardly leaders who move them around like pawns on a chessboard of destruction and the people of Iraq have been doomed to death and fates worse than death by people worried more about elections than people.

Good-bye America are not the country that I love ...

Good -bye are not a traitor that we love, either...

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Earthdog Patrick hid a cache in this stump...

Can you find patrick following tricky thru the woods?

It is 5:38 a.m. and dark out; Dog-boy is still in bed.

OK, so dudes, the Miss Universe pageant was broadcast last night. Now, as some of you know, Trader Rick is world renowned for his brilliantly insightful ability to evaluate female Pulchritude as evidenced by his highly respected top ten lists of Current and All-time Hot Hollywood Actresses.

But with goofy Beauty pageant judges, picked for their celebrity, not their eyesight or brains, it's tough to handicap these things. So the best you can go with is what's right. And what was RIGHT last night was Miss Venezuela. She was a cut above the entire cast. Easily. And among a pretty attractive group. Miss Brazil was a close second, Nicaragua a distant third and the rest were lost in their dust, in our humble but expert opinion.

OK, so dogs, Miss V. came in third, Miss B. came in second, and Miss Japan won. Miss Japan? Well she had a cute face and a boyish figure. All the orientals were made up to look white this year, for some screwy reason, which made them really get lost in the crowd. Miss Nippon--well,she was mis-cast. Like as if a young Sally Field were cast--She's the cute girl next door, cute and sexy--she could be Miss America, but not Miss USA--that requires a more mature and sensual sexuality if you know what I mean. So Miss Japan is cute and cuddly, but really, not all that Sexy...

It was a political thing, I'm pretty sure. And, Donald, that makes it a JOKE. Nuff said.

We just discovered a new thing: "Whistle Pigs" --they are hot dogs, split down the middle, filled with cheese, wrapped in bacon--sound good? I think we'll feature them at the next BAGO HOTDOG BASH if Chef Piney will comply... Yeah, and sprinkle some chopped onions on top. We'll have to test this, grilled over the charcoal. Hey Grammaw, what's for dinner?

Shoould we throw a FALL Hot Dog Bash?


Profiles of valor: Marine Corps Maj. Armando Espinoza

Soon after the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment overtook an Iraqi stronghold in Baghdad. It was a fierce battle that lasted all night and into the following day. Maj. Armando Espinoza (then Capt. Espinoza), an aircraft commander serving with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268, piloted a CH-46E helicopter that was sent in to evacuate the wounded in the midst of heavy enemy gunfire. Espinoza had to set the helicopter down next to a swimming pool that was encircled by palm trees. “It was like landing a 48-feet-long plane in a back yard while being shot at,” said a crew chief who was part of the mission.

Not only did Espinoza and his crew enter the war zone once, they returned three additional times, all the while avoiding and returning enemy fire. In all, Espinoza was credited with evacuating 28 Marines in addition to an Iraqi family. “It was very gratifying to show the Iraqis we weren’t just there for our own purposes but also for them,” Espinoza said.

For his brave actions, Espinoza was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Marine Corps’ eighth highest award. “I also accept this award for the other nine crew members involved in the flight,” Espinoza stated at the ceremony. According to Espinoza’s award citation, his conduct showed “superb airmanship, inspiring courage and loyal devotion to duty.” Semper Fi, Major!


This weekend we are planing on traveling down to a place called "Muncie" WITH TWO OTHER GEOCACHERS to meet Jeremy of Groundspeak. Ought to be a hoot. Hope I don't do something stupid and get banned (I won't have Patrick with me to rein me in). ROAD TRIP!!!

Speaking of Patrick, he is now up, been out, and is now in the process of making his nest on his afghan at, you guessed it, my feet.


Monday, May 28, 2007


It is 7:00 a.m. edt and foggy out at 58.5 degrees F. The fox terrier is still in bed, sleeping late.

Today is the day set aside for honoring our sacred war dead. We decorated the graves of all veterans in three local graveyards on Saturday. One that we placed a flag at was a Korean War KIA, who won the Silver Star. If you have ever strolled thru a cemetery and noted the inscriptions on the stones, you will note that pretty much 99.99% of the text that deals with non- family life achievements deals with the person's service record. These are the things that define our lives: family and service to God and Country.

The Last Outpost salutes all veterans of all wars on this Memorial Day, and we pray for the safe return of all our patriot soldiers serving in foreign posts.

From Kay via the Inbox:

Allah or Jesus? By Rick Mathes

The Muslim religion in the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races!!!

Last month I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their beliefs.

I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Man gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.

When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked: "Please, correct me if I'm wrong but I understand that most Islmams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven.

If that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?" There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied, "Non-believers!"

I responded, "So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in Heaven. Is that correct?"

The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of "a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar."
He sheepishly replied, "Yes."

I then stated, "Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope
John Paul commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in Heaven. The Imam was speechless.

I continued, "I also have problem with being your 'friend' when you and
your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you a question. Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to Heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to Heaven and He wants you to be there with me?"

You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame.
Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the 'Diversification' training seminar were not happy with Rick's way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslims' beliefs.

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S.
to elect the President!

I think everyone in the US should be required to read this but with the
liberal justice system, liberal media, and the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized.

Please pass this on to all your e-mail contacts. This is a true story and
the author, Rick Mathes, is a well known leader in prison ministry.

(Just to make sure there is no confusion ,Rick Mathes is not Trader Rick)





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Sunday, May 27, 2007


FROM THE INBOX--1Markymark1 sent us links to this story--it's so cool we just had to share:

Boy Bags Wild Hog Bigger Than 'Hogzilla'
May 25 04:21 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Hogzilla is being made into a horror movie. But the sequel may be even bigger: Meet Monster Pig. An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.

If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone's trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in south Georgia in 2004.

Hogzilla originally was thought to weigh 1,000 pounds and measure 12 feet in length. National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 800 pounds and was 8 feet long.

Regardless of the comparison, Jamison is reveling in the attention over his pig, which has a Web site put up by his father— —that is generating Internet buzz.

"It feels really good," Jamison, of Pickensville, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big."

Jamison, who killed his first deer at age 5, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3 when he bagged Hogzilla II. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50- caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

Through it all there was the fear that the animal would turn and charge them, as wild boars have a reputation of doing.

"I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited," said Jamison, who just finished the sixth grade on the honor roll at Christian Heritage Academy, a small, private school.

His father said that, just to be extra safe, he and the guides had high-powered rifles aimed and ready to fire in case the beast with 5- inch tusks decided to charge.

With the pig finally dead in a creek bed on the 2,500-acre Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve in Delta, trees had to be cut down and a backhoe brought in to bring Jamison's prize out of the woods.

It was hauled on a truck to the Clay County Farmers Exchange in Lineville, where Jeff Kinder said they used his scale, which was recently calibrated, to weigh the hog.

Kinder, who didn't witness the weigh-in, said he was baffled to hear the reported weight of 1,051 pounds because his scale—an old, manual style with sliding weights—only measures to the nearest 10.

"I didn't quite understand that," he said.

Mike Stone said the scale balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark, and he thought it meant a weight of 1,051 pounds.

"It probably weighed 1,060 pounds. We were just afraid to change it once the story was out," he said.

The hog's head is now being mounted on an extra-large foam form by Jerry Cunningham of Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford. Cunningham said the animal measured 54 inches around the head, 74 inches around the shoulders and 11 inches from the eyes to the end of its snout.

"It's huge," he said. "It's just the biggest thing I've ever seen."

Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal. "We'll probably get 500 to 700 pounds," he said.

Jamison, meanwhile, has been offered a small part in "The Legend of Hogzilla," a small-time horror flick based on the tale of the Georgia boar. The movie is holding casting calls with plans to begin filming in Georgia.

Jamison is enjoying the newfound celebrity generated by the hog hunt, but he said he prefers hunting pheasants to monster pigs.

"They are a little less dangerous."


On the Net:


Associated Press writer Jay Reeves in Birmingham contributed to this report

That "revolver" was a specially modified .50 cal Smith and Wesson--choice of Monster-Pig killers and Patriots worldwide!!!

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It is 6:46 a.m. and 62.5 degrees F. outside, where it's very wet. Patrick is asleep at my feet, curled up on his afghan.


“The next time you’re [Michael Moore] down in Cuba... you might ask them about another documentary maker. His name was Nicolas Guillen. He did something Castro didn’t like, and they put him in a mental institution for several years, giving him devastating electroshock treatments. A mental institution, Michael. Might be something you ought to think about.” —Fred Thompson

“Porcine propagandist Michael Moore has a new movie coming out, ‘Sicko.’ No, it’s not an autobiography but a hit piece on American health care, which extols communist Cuba’s health-care system for wealthy foreigners.” —James Taranto

I'VE BEEN HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS about Rosie leaving The View-- This disgusting bag of rotting excrement has actually been doing this country a service. I know her studio audience just erupts in frenzied applause every time she makes another hate-filled diatribe against President Bush or American values, but what does the home audience think? They see very plainly how absurd and insane the ideas of the far left really are--she is their perfect spokesperson: A crazy-evil clown bent on tearing our culture down... You take the mask off Hillary Clinton, and there is Rosie.

Junior has alerted us to the Allure of Amber Heard, who will be playing Greta on the WC's Hidden Palms...

more later.

If you were as passionate about your treason as Rosie seems to be, why would you give up being paid big bucks to rant about it for 15 minutes a day in front of an audience of millions? The answer is you wouldn't. And this fiction about ABC wanting a three year contarct from her, and she only wanted one year, so they parted ways, is patentLy absurd and shows how stupid these commies think we are, that they would put something so ridiculous out there and expect us to buy it. If you wanted three scoops of ice cream and your wife would only give you one, would you give up that one and leave the kitchen in a huff? Even a kid wouldn't do that.

The reason Rosie's contract was not renewed is that the TPTB at the network had had enough of her. And the reason she was fired on the spot and lost her last three weeks, was that she couldn't control herself or her people. That's the way it is. Too bad.


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Saturday, May 26, 2007


It is 7:21 a.m. and cloudy at 67.00 degrees F. Patrick is curled up on his afghan at my feet.

Glory Be!! Rosie O'Donnell, the America-hating, Jihadist-loving comspiracy theory nut co-host of The View was fired yesterday, several weeks before her scheduled departure, after a heated argument on air with Elisabeth Hasselbeck about Rosie's statement that U.S troops were terrorists.

Reportedly, after the live show, Rosie trashed her dressing room, while her assistant apparently drew Hitler mustaches on photos of Elisabeth hanging in the studio.

These people are such slimeballs!

Isn't it fitting that Rosie self-destructs right on the eve of MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND?

Speaking of Memorial Day, From the Patriot Post:

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." --Nathan Hale

"[G]ather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime.... [L]et us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude, the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan." --General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868

Memorial Day is reserved by American Patriots as a day to honor the service and sacrifice of fallen men and women who donned our Armed Forces uniforms with honor. We at The Patriot pay our humble respects to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. We will remember you always.

Accordingly, this tribute is in honor of our fallen American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen.

One appropriate way to recognize fallen veterans and their families is to join with others and help place flags on the graves of fallen Patriots at your nearest National Cemetery (generally done the Saturday before Memorial Day).

Please join Patriots honoring Memorial Day across our great nation on Monday by observing a minute of silence at 1500 local time for remembrance and prayer. Flags should be flown at half-staff until noon, local time. Please give a personal word of gratitude and comfort to surviving family members who grieve for a beloved warrior fallen in battlefields defending our cherished liberties.

General George Patton insisted, "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

Founding Patriot John Adams said: "I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth more than all the means...." Indeed it is!

Please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm's way around the world, and for their families -- especially families of those, who have given their life in defense of American liberty, while prosecuting the war with Jihadistan.

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis!

Mark Alexander, Publisher, for The Patriot's editors and staff.

(For The Patriot's tribute to our Armed Forces, see "To Support and Defend ... So Help Me God.")


We are going out with the Legion this morning to set out the Flags in the cemeteries our Post is responsible for. Have a safe and Happy weekend!!


Friday, May 25, 2007


HUNGRY DOG: LOKI( a low percntage wooley hybrid) heating her dinner


It is 5:47 a.m. and dark out. 68.0 degrees F. Patrick is still in bed-- tuckered out, I suppose from a long hike in the woods yesterday.

Thanks to Ed, from the Inbox:

> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> What They Didn't Teach Me in Indiana
> History Class
> >>
> >> Elvis Presley gave his last concert at
> Market Square Arena,
> >>Indianapolis, on June 26, 1977.
> >>
> >> Tomato juice was first served at a French
> Lick Hotel in
> 1925.
> >>
> >> The Prairie Farmer publication has
> featured the cartoon
> "Slim and
> >>Spud" for 30 years. This cartoon is drawn by
> Hoosier Max Gwin.
> >>
> >> The world's largest orchid species
> collection is found at
> Ball
> >>State University in Muncie, Indiana.
> >>
> >> The first regulated speed limit on
> Indiana roads was
> initiated in
> >>1921. 25 mph! Just Cruisin'!
> >>
> >> Purdue is Indiana's land grant college.
> >>
> >> An average of 400 funnel clouds are
> sighted each year in
> Indiana.
> >>
> >> The exteriors of the hit movie "Hoosiers"
> was filmed just 25
> >> miles
> >>from the Purdue campus at New Richmond, Indiana.
> >>
> >> Remember another hit movie - "Breaking
> Away"? Well, it was
> >> filmed
> >>in Bloomington, Indiana and partially
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> on the campus of Indiana University (I.U.)!
> >>
> >> The city of Gary, Indiana, was built on
> fill brought from
> the
> >>bottom of Lake Michigan through suction pipes.
> >>
> >> There are only two Adams fireplaces in
> the United States.
> One is
> >>in the White House and the other in the Diener
> Home in Indiana.
> >>
> >> Infamous bank robber, John Dillinger,
> declared he would
> never rob
> >>any banks in Anderson, Indiana, because there were
> railroad tracks
> over
> >>every exit road.
> >>
> >> Josie Orr, ex-wife of former Indiana
> Governor Robert Orr,
> flew
> >>bombers and cargo planes during World War II.
> >>
> >> The Indianapolis Methodist Hospital is
> the largest hospital
> in
> >> the
> >>Midwest.
> >>
> >> One of the first complete bathrooms in
> Indianapolis was in
> the
> >>home of Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley.
> >>
> >> The career of Dorothy Lamoure (famous for
> the Crosby-Hope
> road
> >>movies) was launched in Indianapolis.
> >>
> >> Aviatrix Amelia Earhart was once a
> Professor at Purdue
> >> University.
> >>
> >> One of the first evaporated milk
> companies was started by an
> >>Indiana dentist, Dr. Wilson.
> >> Crown Hill Cemetery (Indianapolis) is the
> largest cemetery
> in the
> >>U.S.
> >>
> >> Fort Wayne, Indiana, library houses one
> of the largest
> genealogy
> >>libraries in America.
> >>
> >> Wabash, Indiana, was the first
> electrified city in the U.S.
> >>
> >> Pendleton, Indiana, was the site of the
> first hanging of a
> white
> >>man for killing Indians.
> >>
> >> Indianapolis has the most Interstate legs
> in the U.S.
> earning it
> >>the title of "Crossroads of America."
> >>
> >> The Courthouse in Greensburg, Indiana,
> has a tree growing
> from
> >> its
> >>roof. (This I know to be true, seen photos) > >>
> >> The world's first transistor radio was
> made in Indianapolis.
> >>
> >> Clark Gable and wife Carole Lombard (a
> Hoosier) honeymooned
> at
> >>Lake Barbee near Warsaw, Indiana.
> >>
> >> The American Beauty Rose was developed at
> Richmond, Indiana.
> >>
> >> Elkhart, Indiana, is the band instrument
> capitol of the
> World.
> >>
> >> Frank Sinatra first sang with the Tommy
> Dorsey band at the
> Lyric
> >>Theater in Indianapolis.
> >>
> >> Purdue Alumnus, Earl Butz, served as the
> Secretary of
> >> Agriculture.
> >>
> >> U.S. 231 is the longest highway in
> Indiana (231 miles).
> >>
> >> Johnnie Appleseed is buried at Fort
> Wayne, Indiana.
> >>
> >> The singing McGuire Sisters spent their
> childhood summers at
> the
> >>Church of God Campground in Anderson, Indiana..
> >>
> >> The main station of the Underground
> Railroad was in Fountain
> >>County, Indiana. (Define "main"?)
> >>
> >> There is 154 acres of sculpture gardens and
> trails at the
> >>Indianapolis Museum of Art.(are)
> >>
> >> LaPorte County is the only county in
> America having two
> >>functioning Courthouses.(I seriously doubt this)
> >>
> >> Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried in Posey
> County, Indiana.
> >>
> >> Crawfordsville, Indiana (Montgomery
> County) is the only site
> in
> >>the world where Crinoids (marine organisms found
> in limestone) are
> found. (if you believe this, I've got a bridge to sell you...)
> >>
> >> The Lincoln Museum in Allen County
> contains the world's
> largest
> >>private collection of President Abraham Lincoln
> mementos (Lincoln
> National
> >>Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN).
> >>
> >> Buffaloes roamed in Indiana at the
> Needmore Buffalo Farm in
> >>Harrison County.
> >>
> >> Pendleton, Indiana, was the site of the
> "Fall Creek
> Massacre." A
> >>museum housing 3500 artifacts of pioneer heritage
> now exists on that
> site.
> >>
> >> St. Meinrad Archabbey is located in
> Spencer County and is
> one of
> >>only two archabbeys in the U.S. and seven in the
> world. Abbey Press
> is an
> >>operation of the archabbey.
> >>
> >> A Buzz Bomb (German - WWII) believed to
> be the only one on
> public
> >>display in the nati on, can be found on the Putnam
> County Courthouse
> lawn
> >>in Greencastle.
> >>
> >> Swayzee, Indiana, is truly the only
> Swayzee in the world.
> >>
> >> You can't ship wine to Indiana. (So, how
> does it get here?)
> >>
> >> Bob Greise is from Indiana. (Old Purdue
> Boy)
> >>
> >> Toni Tenille (of The Captain and Tenille)
> is from Indiana.
> >>
> >> Oprah Winfrey built her residence in
> Indiana.
> >>
> >> John Mellancamp is a Hoosier and resides
> in Bloomington.
> >>
> >> The much sought after Hoosier Cabinets
> are an Indiana
> product.
> >>
> >> 90% of the world's popcorn is grown in
> Indiana.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Orville Redenbacher, Princeton IN, was a
> Purdue Grad.
> >>
> >> The Jackson Five are from Indiana as well
> as "Super Fan"
> Russ
> >>McLeod.
> >>
> >> Florence Henderson is from Indiana.
> >>
> >> The birthplace of the automobile,
> pneumatic rubber tire, the
> >>aluminum casting process, stainless steel, and the
> first push-button
> car
> >>radio was Kokomo, Indiana. (Hence the nickname
> "City of Firsts").

And from Kay:

Forget Rednecks, here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Hoosiers.
>If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through may
>live in Indiana.
>If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work
> may live in Indiana.
>If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a
>wrong may live in Indiana.
>If you know several people who have hit a deer more than may
>live in Indiana.
>If you have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back
> may live in Indiana.
>If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard
>without may live in Indiana.
>If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both
> may live in Indiana.
>If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use
>may live in Indiana.
>If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a
>live in Indiana.
>If the speed limit on the highway is 65 mph, you're going 80 and everybody
>is passing may live in Indiana.
>If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with
> may live in Indiana.
>If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road
> may live in Indiana.
>If you have more miles on your snow blower than your may live
>If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly" may live in Indiana.
>If you actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your
>friends & definitely live in Indiana.

Actually these may work for a number of states...

Remember Gomer Pyle? He's sung Back Home in Indiana or whatever it is at the Start of the Indianapolis 500 every year for the last 35 years. Not this year, he's too sick. Get well, Jim, and God Bless.


Thursday, May 24, 2007









It is 6:23 a.m. and 67.3 degrees. Yesterday we recorded a record 96 degrees here at the dogyard. Patrick is outside.

Rosie O'Donnell, the fat lesbian America-Hater had a spirited debate with Elizabeth on the View yesterday. I thought they might come to blows. It started with Joy (Oh-please-lobotomize-me) Behar reading her list of top ten reasons to impeach Bush. Guest host Sherry Shepherd, the rolly poly black girl, countered with "But he didn't sleep with Interns"--wow-guess she doesn't want this gig as a permanent job...Or does that comment just come under the category of Hollyweird joking?

Elizabeth never looked more radiant or sexy as she deftly exposed Rosie's blind ignorance, with force and dignity. A brave blonde with brains, oh yeah!!

The argument had Elizabeth challenging the fat moron's statement she made previously on the View, "I just want to say something. 655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. who are the terrorists?"

Uh, gee Rosie, maybe the jihadists?

Clips from Rosie's tyrade are making the rounds of the news shows...

I wonder what the source of her venemous hatred of America and our troops is? Probably just some menatl disorder.

And Jimmah Carter desparately trying to spin his stupid statement of several days ago, claims he "certainly was not talking personally about any president" when he stated "this administration is the worst"

Oh, so either he doesn't know who the President is in this administration, or he's just a weasily LIAR. Can't have it both ways, Jimmah--you outed yourself, we didn't.

On a more serious note, a couple of quotes from politicians who still have some semblance of sanity left, courtesy the Patriot Post:

“A ‘comprehensive’ plan doesn’t mean much if the government can’t accomplish one of its most basic responsibilities for its citizens—securing its borders. A nation without secure borders will not long be a sovereign nation.” —Fred Thompson

“When we pass a bill that gives people the impression that there are new benefits to be had in the United States... you will have a stampede for the U.S. border that will overwhelm our border forces.” —Duncan Hunter

I spotted the dad of our nesting pair of American Kestrals the other day. They have been hanging out every Spring in the same old Elm Tree outside our office window. The are know as "Sparrow Hawks" and are in reality small falcons. There is also a low nest full of babie birdies in the same tree, built precariously on some dead fallen branches in a fork of the trunk.




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Wednesday, May 23, 2007



It is 6:13 a.m. and clear outside at 65.0 degrees F. Gonna be hot today--90's. Patrick is still in bed.

OK, so Dogs, DWTS ended with Apolo and Juliane winning, Joey and Kym runners-up. That's all right with me.

Skipped the dancing last night to watch Tom Selleck's latest venture into his Sheriff Jesse Stone movie series. He was great, as per usual, but the writers made that same old error they've been making since when, 1941? When Dash Hammett wrote The Maltese Falcon, he introuduced a new lexicon to the American public, an underworld colorful language that he learned when he worked as a detective. One of the words was "Gunsel" which was used in the movie too. Other writers have picked it up and used it over and over since then, thinking it meant "Gunman". Sam Spade did indeed call a gunman a "gunsel"--but he was insulting him--the word means homosexual--and Hammett hinself confirmed this--but writers of detective fiction continue to make the mistake even to this day...

It's a language pet peeve of ours, dwarfed only by use of the phrase "Monitor and Merrimac" used to this day, even by people who know better, and even, incredibly, by authors who ADMIT it is wrong right after having used it!!! The famous naval battle off Hampton Roads during the Civil War, which rendered all of the Navies of the world obsolete in one terrible day, was fought between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virgina. But of course "Monitor and Virginia" is not alliterative, so the newspapers didn't like it. (the Merrimac was a U.S. frigate, burned to the waterline by the federals when they abandoned Norfolk. The Confederates used her hull to build the Virginia.)

Don't get me started on "irregardless".

From the Patriot Post:

“This administration has a case of the slows on border enforcement. If we have border enforcement, we will be able at that point to start to regulate the internal problem that we’ve got. Because as long as you’ve got a revolving door and you have no border—and this 2,000-mile porous border, incidentally, is our biggest homeland security problem; it’s not just an immigration problem, it’s a homeland security problem—we need to build the border fence. We need to have a Border Patrol which is big enough to get the job done, and we need to be able to ask people when they want to come into America, knock on the front door, because the back door is going to be closed.” —Rep. Duncan Hunter

Snippets of wisdom from the Outpost one year ago today:

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


If I am one of the 26 million veterans whose identities have been stolen, won't they be surprised when they try to get a loan?

posted by Trader Rick @ 5:45 AM




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Tuesday, May 22, 2007









This is an "extra" blog--I went back and labeled a few of last year's Flower tours with the label "flowers" just to see if it works.

Also, I went back and looked at my very first blog:

Saturday, July 30, 2005


This is day one. Testing. Testing. Earthdog Patrick is here at my feet, snoring gently. It is 7:55 a.m., 66 degrees and slightly foggy out the window,with a slight breeze.


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