Thursday, July 31, 2008


It is 7:20 am and 70 degrees and Junior and Patrick are asleep downstairs and it is Day 133 for the Boarder and cats...


I think we are officially in a mini-drought here in the Valley. Grass is drying up and crunchy under foot. I am watering the Grapes and the Tomatoes and the Sycamore Sapling and the Rose of Sharons daily. At least we've suspended mowing. The last several thunderstorm fronts have yielded shady days, but no precipitation. But a 50% chance of rain tomorrow, so we'll see.

Junior and I ate Quiznos Subs in the Fort day before yesterday. Also made a trip to a used video outlet and got two Angelina movies I don't have in my collection. One, Gia, I've bee searching for a long time since it has a love scene between Angie and Elizabeth Whatsername from Lost, the Hottest Lost Fertility Doctor... Watched a new episode of DOG last night, love that guy. He busted a guy in McDonalds in the middle of his lunch, with force, then later stopped back at the same shop and bought him a big Mac and soda. I suspect his firing and subsequent re-hiring was all part of a plan to placate the Hollywood Thought Police... Obama's Arrogance knows no bounds--now even the MSM is talking about whether it exists or not... He better watch his step--if he gets on their bad side, they'll slice him up, smoke him and eat him with BBQ sauce and Watermelon slices... Oh no!!! The only thing that's got our BP high right now is waiting for Johnny Boy to pick his Veep. Sure hope he doesn't blow it. He needs to do EVERYTHING JUST RIGHT TO HANG ON TO HIS SLIM CHANCE OF WINNING. We think Mitt is the best choice, but whatever, I hope he listens to his advisers on this... Nasti Nanci will go down in history as an aberration as Speaker--talk about a disaster! It's foggy out now. Patrick had to spend a few hours naked yesterday while I washed and dried his collar.

A trucker came into a truck stop cafe and placed his order. He said, 'I want three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards.'

The brand new blonde waitress, not wanting to appear stupid, went to the kitchen and said to the cook, 'This guy o ut there just ordered three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running Boards. What does he think this place is, an auto parts store?'

'No,' the cook said. 'Three flat tires mean three pancakes, a pair of headlights is two eggs sunny side up, and running boards are 2 slices of crisp bacon.'
'Oh, OK!' said the blonde. She thought about it for a moment and then spooned up a bowl of beans and gave it to the customer.
The trucker asked, 'What are the beans for Blondie?'
I LOVE THIS ONE..........
-She replied, 'I thought while you were waiting for the flat tires, headlights and running boards, you might as well gas up!'


Wednesday, July 30, 2008


It is 8:00 a.m. e.d.t. and 71.5 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep on a couch downstairs; Boarder in room with cats (+43 days).

More later.

go gators

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


It is 6:42 a.m. and 64.3 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs and Boarder (+42) is in room.

Did McCain jump ahead of Osama Bin Obama, Jr. in the USA Today poll?


If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now
be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1000.00.
With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.
If you had purchased $1000 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have
$36.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank
all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND,
You would have had $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink
heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg Plan.


FYI: PBR is now the largest American-owned brewer in the country...
go gators!

Monday, July 28, 2008




It is 7:45 a.m. and 67 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs and Boarder ( +41 days ) is in room with cats.

Attended the Midas Support Our Troops Car Show last night. Junior won a top 50 trophy and came in last, JUST EDGING OUT A '63 iMPALA, in his heat in an "idle drag" contest--slowest car wins, no brakes allowed. Ate pulled brisket sandwich, beans, pickle, chips, and PBR for dinner.

More later. GO GATORS

Sunday, July 27, 2008


It is 65 degrees out and Patrick is outside and Junior is asleep downstairs and Boarder (+40 days) is in room with felines.

Well Junior and I went to the Kendallville mainstreet car show last night, about 250 cars, and very professionally run in terms of directional signs as to wear to park, Uniformed Staff directing traffic and parking you, great DJ, doorprizes, vendors, competent judging etc.-- in short everything you could want in a car show except: We didn't like the part about being lied to a screwed in the butt sideways.

They announced five awards for 4x4 trucks (not listed on flyer)--but the trucks must have known about it because a whole Club of them showed up and were parked together on a side street. Then they announced the Top 50 Awards, then best of show, then adios, muchachos.

We stormed the stage with two or three other angry torch bearing car owners. THE DID NOT AWARD THE ADVERTISED 5 1986 AND NEWER TROPHIES! And no staffers in charge were around to complain to. So flush that ten bucks down the toilet. We were judged but apparently not eligible for an award. I think our trophies went to the 4x4 club.

Oh, well. New cooler worked well tho. And we enjoyed a super cold brew and a few Spanish Dogs at a local pub, that was overflowing with car people, yet still seemed able to provide friendly, quick service. Hid a Main Street cache there for Geobashers...

Saturday, July 26, 2008


It is 5:49 degrees and 69.9 a.m. ;) Patrick has gone downstairs to sleep with Junior on the couch and Boarder is in room with cats (+39 days).

Junior and I christened our Kayaks yesterday on a neighbor's 13 acre lake. A lot easier than I thought it would be. My Wilderness Pamlico was steady as a rock and swift. Junior had an initial stabilization problem but worked it out once he got his foot pegs adjusted. (after capsizing trying to get on the floating dock) We determined his paddle, which is longer and has sculpted blades was superior, and my craft was superior in stability and general performance, proving once again you get what you pay for if you shop wisely. (mine is a $400+ kayak, his a $250 number. Both were purchased at great discounts however.

Anyway, we are checked out and ready for white water on the Wabash or Eel, now.

Kayaks are proving to be lighter, swifter, more maneuverable, and much more portable than the canoe...Actually have a shallower draft too.

We are getting more and more furious over this empty suit Obama the Messiah deal. Why couldn't the demo-rats have picked someone with more street cred like Colin Powell, or Condoleeza Rice? Oh, wait, they're REPUBLICANS. Even the Revvveraaand Jesse Jackson would have been better... or Shaq.

Next trial will be to take Patrick out...



Friday, July 25, 2008


It is 7:46 a.m. and 60.5 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep on a couch downstairs and Boarder (+38) is in Room Four with two cats.

Presidential Politics hit a new low yesterday when B. Hussein Obama gave a speech at a rock concert in Berlin yesterday, dissing America for falling short in so many ways including torturing people. He is a disgusting bastard. I've been accused by trolls as a hater--well, as of now, they're right--I hate that traitor bastard!! Traitor? Has he joined those ranks? When you go overseas and whine that we are torturing our enemies, that's giving them aid and comfort. I didn't do it, he did.

It's sad that my declining years may be spent with this revolting piece of filth as my president... Liar Adulterer Clinton was bad enuff. If America's growing number of welfare abusers and illegal immigrants vote this boy in, then they deserve him. More bread and circuses!! The end of a Christian Republic as we know it.


Thursday, July 24, 2008


It is 7:10 am edt and 57.6 degrees (So much for global warming). Patrick is outside, Junior is sleeping peacefully in his room and Boarder and cats are in their room(+37).


Junior was outside last night making a phone call. All of a sudden I hear him yelling for me to come outside, he's yelling "UFO!".

So we had a nice little display of the Little boogers. They were bright orange, brighter than Venus, and would randomly appear for 3 or four seconds, stationery, in the west. I also saw a bright star appear out of nowhere for about 3 seconds, then vanish. This was not twinkling or clouds obscuring it--can't explain that either.

No idea what they were. Saw several shooting stars while we were out there (about an hour). Unusually high volume of air traffic as well--did I say unusual? More like startling. Clear cloudless night, probably saw 50 or 60 aircraft! There was no time when there were not at least six present. One, which sounded like an airliner, flew relatively low due east, right over us, then did a 90 degree turn and headed south. Never saw that before.

To me, the really strange thing was all the air traffic, it was amazing! Was it the Military doing a search and destroy on our Little Alien buddies? None of them were flying low level as they are sometimes wont to do in this area, tho. No choppers, no AC's, no jets.

Will keep you updated. Between the greys and the ghosts, and the mowing, we keep pretty busy out here.


You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house. Mowing the lawn, putting a new fence in, painting the living room, or whatever. You are hot and sweaty. Covered in dirt or paint. You have your old work clothes on. You know the outfit, shorts with the hole in crotch, old t-shirt with a stain from who knows what, and an old pair of tennis shoes.
Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you need to run to Wal-Mart to get something to help complete the job. Depending on your age you might do the following:

In your 20's: Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss, and put on clean clothes. Check yourself in the mirror and flex. Add a dab of your favourite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. You went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

In your 30's: Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes. You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair. Check yourself in the mirror. Still got it. Add a shot of your favourite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with.

In your 40's: Stop what you are doing. Put a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands. Your bottle of Brute Cologne is almost empty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Wal-Mart. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The spicy young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird thinking she is spicy.

In your 50's: Stop what you are doing. Put a hat on, wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. Change shoes because you don't want to get dirt in your new sports car. Check yourself in the mirror and you swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it. Then you remember the hat you have on is from Buddy's Bait & Beer Bar and it says, 'I Got Worms.'

In your 60's: Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore. Hose the dog shit off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50's. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. The girl running the register may be cute but you don't have your glasses on so you are not sure.

In your 70's: Stop what you are doing. Wait to go to Wal-Mart until they have your prescriptions ready too. Don't even notice the dog shit on your shoes. The young thing at the register smiles at you because you remind her of her grandfather.

In your 80's: Stop what you are doing. Start again. Then stop again. Now you remember you needed to go to Wal-Mart. Go to Wal-Mart and wander around trying to think what it is you are looking for. Fart out loud and you think someone called out your name. You went to school with the old lady who greeted you at the front door.

So the mystery continues, in this hotbed of Alien sightings area....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


It is 5:40 am and a chilly 60.3 degrees outside and Junior is watching TV downstairs and Patrick is burrowed under his blanket. Boarder and cats are in Room #4 (Day +36).

Lord Hussein Osama Obama is a new low for candidates for the dimocrats that we thought could not go any lower since impeached, disbarred adulterer Bill Clinton. No experience in real life, dismal record in state politics, very little on the national scene. Inveterate liar, but that's par for the course with dimos, and shape shifter on policies. A real candidate for the dictionary illustration for "Empty Suit".

If anybody out there who has ever heard of the N.Y. Times still thinks they haven't sunk to the very depths of depravity and are anything but a traitor yellow journalism rag, their refusal to print Sen. McCain's Opinion-Editorial after printing Lord Obama's a week before should be enuff to convince them otherwise.
At least the Globe and the Inquirer don't have the effrontery to pose as something they are not. Who would have thought that the venerable Times would become less trusted and more revered than the Inquirer??

Unfortunately, Journalists are joining Lawyers , Used Car Salesmen, Politicians, and Child Molesters as being universally despised among men of honor and Good Will...

The Truth will Set You Free.

Mitt for VP!!


police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, 'I clocked you
at 80 miles per hour, sir.'
driver says, 'Gee, officer I had it on cruise control at 60, perhaps your
radar gun needs calibrating.'
looking up from her knitting the wife says: 'Now don't be silly dear, you
know that this car doesn't have cruise control.'
As the
officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks at his wife and growls,
'Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once?'
wife smiles demurely and says 'You should be thankful your radar detector
went off when it did.'

As the
officer makes out the 2nd ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the
man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, 'Damn it, woman,
can't you keep your mouth shut?'
officer frowns and says, 'And I notice that you're not wearing your seat
belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine.'
driver says, 'Yeah, well, you see officer, I had it on, but took it off when
you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back
wife says, 'Now dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt
on. You never wear your seat belt while you're driving.'
And as
the police officer is writing out the 3rd ticket the driver turns to his
wife and20barks, 'WHY DON'T YOU PLEASE SHUT UP???'
officer looks over at the woman and asks, 'Does your husband always talk to
you this way, Ma'am?'

I Love
This Part...

when he's been drinking.'


Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Every once in awhile I cruise over to some left wing lunatic fringe blogs just to see what they're up to. I don't do it to often because it makes me gag--lots of zomboid hatred and viciousness out there among the marxist sewer dwellers. Give a listen:

This guy obviously has shares in the broadcasting company, or he's got something over them!!
I believe ALL un-educated and opinionated, morons such as O'Rielly on TV, should be taken outside and either severely thrashed or shot!

Monday, July 21, 2008 10:11:00 PM

Blogger Trader Rick said...

We need more people who are "hotheaded" in their anger over sexual predators... Thank God for and God Bless Bill!! Keep up the good work on the Factor!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 7:10:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some day, O'Reilly is going to push the wrong buttons and is going to get himself killed. I can't say that I will be too upset when that day comes. I'm proud to say that he never has, nor ever will, get any airtime on any of my TV's.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:16:00 AM

"Anonymous" may or may not be the same cowardly asshole...It's OK to throw up in your mouth.


67.8 DEGREES OUTSIDE AND IT IS 6:58 A.M. Patrick isasleep with Junior in his room, somebody is a asleep on a couch in the Living Room. Boarder and cats are in Room #4.

Image is of the UDC's southern Cross flagholder for Confederate veterans' graves...

Via the Patriot Post:

“Americans are beginning to notice Obama’s elevated opinion of himself. There’s nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements? Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted ‘present’ nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself. It is a subject upon which he can dilate effortlessly. In his victory speech upon winning the nomination, Obama declared it a great turning point in history—’generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment’ —when, among other wonders, ‘the rise of the oceans began to slow.’ As economist Irwin Stelzer noted in his London Daily Telegraph column, ‘Moses made the waters recede, but he had help.’ Obama apparently works alone.” —Charles Krauthammer


Monday, July 21, 2008


It is 7:25 am edt and 71.3 degrees. Humidity is 107% with Dense Fog. Patrick is with Junior asleep downstairs and Boarder and cats are in Room #4.

Our worldwide network of correspondents have teamed together to provide this stunning revelation from one of our friendly Arab buddies:

The OPEC minister may look you in the eye and say, "We are at war with you infidels and have been since the embargo in the 1970s. You are so arrogant you haven't even recognized it. You have more missiles, bombs, and technology; so we are fighting with the best weapon we have and extracting on a net basis about $700 billion/year out of your economy. We will destroy you! Death to the infidels!

While I am here I would like to thank you for the following:

Not developing your 250-300 year supply of oil shale and tar sands. we know if you did this, it would create thousands of jobs for U.S. citizens, expand your engineering capabilities, and keep the wealth in the U.S. instead of sending it to us to finance our war against you infidels.

Thanks for limiting Defense Department purchases of oil sands from your neighbors to the north. We love it when you confuse your allies.

Thanks for over regulating every segment of your economy and thus delaying, by decades, the development of alternate fuel technologies.

Thanks for limiting drilling off your coasts, in Alaska, and anywhere there is an insect, bird, fish, or plant that might be inconvenienced. Better that your people suffer. Glad to see our lobbying efforts have been so effective.

Corn based Ethanol. Praise Allah for this sham program! Perhaps you will destroy yourself from the inside with theses types of policies. This is a gift from Allah, praise his name! We never would have thought of this one! This is better than when you pay your farmers NOT TO GROW FOOD. Have them use more energy to create less energy, and simultaneously drive up food prices. Thank you U.S. Congress!

And finally, we appreciate you letting us fleece you without end. You will be glad to know we have been accumulating shares in your banks, real estate, and publicly held companies. We also finance a good portion of your debt and now manipulate your markets, currency, and economies for our benefit.


And: Foolishly we watched 1 and 3/4 hours of the Espy Awards on ESPN last night--this was made to look like a live show, but it wasn't--Danika raced yesterday and got in another fight-this time with a girl who cut her off (been there, done that) And she was in an absolutley hideous dress for the show--she presented, but didn't win either of her categories--anyway, so after watching a really gay Justine Timberlake tell lame jokes in a falsetto voice, yuck, and with Tebow IN THE AUDIENCE, they show a 4 second filmed montage clip of him receiving his award...BAH!! You Bastards!!



Sunday, July 20, 2008


It is 8:00 am and 70 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs and Boarder and felines are in Room Four

Pic is lazer etching on memorial in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington, Ind. found yesterday while graving...see my feet?


Saturday, July 19, 2008


It is 7:48 am and 73 degrees. Patrick is outside and Junior is asleep downstairs and "Boarder and cats in their room.


It is 5:50 a.m. and 68.6 degrees outside and raining. Big thunderstorms rolled thru last night and flooding everywhere. Patrick is downstairs guarding Junior. Crossed the Maumee on foot yesterday, and the Mississinewa the day before. Those are rivers.


It's 5:31 a.m. and Patrick and Junior are watching vidos downstairs.

Just thought I'd share one of my favorite quotes from Ann Coulter's new book:

"Liberals are more upset when a tree is chopped down than when a child is aborted. Even if one rates an unborn child less than a full-blown person, doesn’t the unborn child rate slightly higher than vegetation? " --Ann Coulter

I tell you, it's gone past differing political philosophies. We crossed that line long ago. Now, It's good vs. evil. What side are you on?



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.
posted by Trader Rick

Just look at those temps: 66,69, 73---this PROVES Global Warming!




Via Incomming:

Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.
> 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
> During my second month of college, our professor
> gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
> and had breezed through the questions until I read
> the last one:
> 'What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?'
> Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the
> cleaning woman several times. She was tall,
> dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?
> I handed in my paper, leaving the last question
> blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if
> the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
> 'Absolutely,' said the professor. 'In your careers,
> you will meet many people. All are significant. They
> deserve your attention and care, even if all you do
> is smile and say 'hello.'
> I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her
> name was Dorothy.
> 2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
> One night, at 11:3 0 p.m., an older African American
> woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway
> trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had
> broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
> Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
> A young white man stopped to help her, generally
> unheard of in those conflict-filled 60s.. The man
> took her to safety, helped her get assistance and
> put her into a taxicab.
> She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his
> address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a
> knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a
> giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A
> special note was attached..
> It read:
> 'Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway
> the other night. The rain drenched not only my
> clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
> Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
> husband's bedside just before he passed away.. God
> bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving
> others.'
> Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.
> 3 - Third Important Less on - Always remember those who serve.
> In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,
> a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
> sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
> 'How much is an ice cream sundae?' he asked.
> 'Fifty cents,' replied the waitress.
> The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and
> studied the coins in it.
> 'Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?' he inquired.
> By now more people were waiting for a table and the
> waitress was growing impatient.
> 'Thirty-five cents,' she brusquely replied.
> The little boy again counted his coins.
> 'I'll have the plain ice cream,' he said.
> The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
> the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice
> cream, paid the cash ier and left. When the waitress
> came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the
> table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
> were two nickels and five pennies..
> You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had
> to have enough left to leave her a tip.
> 4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
> In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
> roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
> anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
> king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
> and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
> King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
> anything about getting the stone out of the way.
> Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
> vegetables. Up on approaching the boulder, the
> peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
> stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
> and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
> peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
> a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
> been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
> from the King indicating that the gold was for the
> person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
> peasant learned what many of us never understand!
> Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
> 5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
> Many years ago , when I worked as a volunteer at a
> hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
> was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only
> chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
> transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
> miraculously survived the same disease and had
> developed the antibodies needed to combat the
> illness.. The doctor explained the situation to her
> little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
> be willing to give his blood to his sister.
> I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
> deep breath and saying, 'Yes I'll do it if it will
> save her.' As the transfusion progressed, he lay in
> bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did,
> seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his
> face grew pale and his smile faded.
> He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
> trembling voice, 'Will I start to die right away'.
> Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
> doc tor; he thought he was going to have to give his
> sister all of his blood in order to save her but he had chosen to save
> her anyway.


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text-decoration:none; color:$titlecolor; font-weight:normal; } .post h3 strong, .post h3 a:hover { color:$textcolor; } .post p { margin:0 0 .75em; line-height:1.6em; } .post-footer { margin: .75em 0; color:$textcolor; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; font: $bodyfont; line-height: 1.4em; } .comment-link { margin-left:.6em; } .post img { padding:4px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; } .post blockquote { margin:1em 20px; } .post blockquote p { margin:.75em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments h4 { margin:1em 0; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.4em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color: $textcolor; padding: 5px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; background-color:transparent; background-image:url(none); } #comments-block { margin:1em 0 1.5em; line-height:1.6em; } #comments-block .comment-author { margin:.5em 0; } #comments-block .comment-body { margin:.25em 0 0; } #comments-block .comment-footer { margin:-.25em 0 2em; line-height: 1.4em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } #comments-block .comment-body p { margin:0 0 .75em; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } #blog-pager-newer-link { float: left; } #blog-pager-older-link { float: right; } #blog-pager { text-align: center; } .feed-links { clear: both; line-height: 2.5em; } /* Sidebar Content ----------------------------------------------- */ .sidebar { color: $textcolor; line-height: 1.5em; } .sidebar ul { list-style:none; margin:0 0 0; padding:0 0 0; } .sidebar li { margin:0; padding:0 0 .25em 15px; text-indent:-15px; line-height:1.5em; } .sidebar .widget, .main .widget { border-bottom:1px dotted $bordercolor; margin:0 0 1.5em; padding:0 0 1.5em; } .main .Blog { border-bottom-width: 0; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ .profile-img { float: left; margin: 0 5px 5px 0; padding: 4px; border: 1px solid $bordercolor; } .profile-data { margin:0; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; font: $bodyfont; color: $textcolor; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.6em; } .profile-datablock { margin:.5em 0 .5em; } .profile-textblock { margin: 0.5em 0; line-height: 1.6em; } .profile-link { font: $bodyfont; text-transform: uppercase; letter-spacing: .1em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { width:660px; clear:both; margin:0 auto; padding-top:15px; line-height: 1.6em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; text-align: center; padding: 5px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; background-color:transparent; background-image:url(none); } /** Page structure tweaks for layout editor wireframe */ body#layout #header { margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; } .bloggerPmPBar { background-color:#003366; color:#9cceff; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:10px; text-align:left; padding:2px 2px 2px 6px;} .bloggerPmPBar a {color:#9cceff} .PmPLogo {float:right;padding-right:9px;} ]]>