Wednesday, April 30, 2008

GO SYESHA!


It is 5:51 a.m. and 34.3 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep in bed and the Boarder is in Room#4.

Twigs and seeds:

I think they should add Carmen Diaz' Ass Dance to the repertoire on Dancing With The Stars--They could have her as the week's Teaching Mentor.

Altho, Brooke has been our favorite since all the other Hot White Babes got kicked off of Idol--several weeks of sub-par performances and stop-starts have forced us to jump on the Syesha Bandwagon. What can I say ? But if she goes back to that clownish Afro-do, we're switching back...

Obama has finally thrown his pastor under the bus, sort of. What a tool.



Completed my second trash burning hot dog cookout of the season yesterday.



Junior fixed the brakes on the tractor yesterday.



America is quite ready to break with tradition or history or precedent and elect a woman or a mixed race person to the presidency--but in our opinion this candidate will have to be an Outstanding Individual--More accomplished and Experienced than the norm-- a Colin Powell or an Elizabeth Dole for example. Not these unqualified infamous liar-marxist morons that the dimocrats have given us. Just my opinion.

I'm a bitter typical White Man and I cling to my Rifles, Handguns and Bible. I dislike illegal immigrants and people that don't look like me. Thanks for helping me define myself, O'Bama. I'm sick of you and your people trying to get me to apologize for stuff and kiss your black asses. Screw you and the stinking socialist pig you rode in on. Get off my TV, you poor little rich boy.You too, bitch.



Billy Ray Cyrus' photo with Miley Ray, where they are posed as lovers, is sick and creepy...



TRADER RICK'S TOP
TEN MOVIE MOMENTS

1. • Casablanca (1942)

Ilsa:(INGRID BERGMAN) "red">Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake.


2. • Dirty Harry (1971)

Harry Callahan:(CLINT EASTWOOD) I know
what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well,
to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track
myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the
most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean
off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well,
do ya, punk?


3. • Casablanca (1942)

Rick:(HUMPHREY BOGART) And you never
will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't
follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no
good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the
problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in
this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Now, now...
Here's looking at you kid.


4. • Apocalypse Now (1979)

Kilgore:(ROBERT DUVALL)
I love the smell of napalm in the
morning.
You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for
12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find
one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know
that gasoline smell, the whole hill. "red">Smelled like... victory. Someday this war's
gonna end...


5. • Gone with the Wind (1939)

Rhett Butler:(CLARK GABLE)
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a
damn.


6. • Wizard of Oz, The (1939)

Dorothy:(JUDY GARLAND) "red">Toto, I've [got] a feeling we're not in Kansas
anymore.


7. • McLintock! (1963)

George Washington McLintock:(JOHN WAYNE)
I know I'm gonna use good judgement. I haven't lost my temper in 40
years, but pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble
this morning, might have got somebody killed... and somebody oughta
belt you in the mouth. But I won't, I won't. The hell I
won't


8. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Slim:(LAUREN BACALL) You know you don't
have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you
don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle.
You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You
just put your lips together and... blow.


9.Dr. No (1962)

Bond:(SEAN CONNERY) "red">Bond, James Bond


10. • Sudden Impact (1983)

Harry Callahan:(CLINT EASTWOOD)
Go ahead, make my day.






More later.

GOGATORS

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

FREEZE ALERT TONITE

chill out, jerry...


It is 6:51 a.m. and 37.4 degrees out. Patrick is in bed, Junior is in bed, the Boarder is in Room #4 with cats.



Reverend Jerry Wright: We watched the Moyer's love fest broadcast and his speech to the press. He's a very slick snake oil salesman--he not a dummy and he could beat any of the presidential candidates in a debate. But he is a miserable human being, full of hate and despair. I don't think he's a Christian in any sense of the word. He is a racist of the worst sort and a troubled soul. Clown and Buffoon.



He reiterated his belief that the US government is attempting to kill off blacks with Aids, that we deserved getting attacked on 9/11 because America is a terrorist nation, and all his other goofy statements including the one that God should damn America. He's a disgrace to his race.

His ridiculous claim that all the hoopla is not directed at him personally but against Black Church Tradition is laughable and pathetic. This guy has serious mental issues. He sure is enjoying the limelight, tho. And preserving for himself a place in history as a moonbat of enormously ridiculous proportions. The Magic Negro must be grinding his teeth every time he sees this idiot on TV. He may single-handedly derail BO's campaign.

He has proven that he HATES WITH A VENGEANCE white people and America for slavery and empire building. He wants an apology. OK.

So Sorry, Jerry, that we enslaved you, put you in chains and forced you to pick cotton. Have a slice of watermelon on us, you race-baiting half-breed.

Like it? SUCK IT!!


I AM TRADER RICK AND I APPROVE OF THIS MESSAGE.







More later.

gogators

Monday, April 28, 2008

RAINY TODAY?


It is 6:44 a.m. and 46.3 degrees. Pastriack and Junior are asleep in his room, the Boarder is in Room #4 with two felines.

FROM THE INBOX:


How To Forgive
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > One day a while back, a man, his heart heavy with
> > grief, was walking in
> > the woods. As he thought about his life this day,
> > he knew many things
> > were not right. He thought about those who had lied
> > about him back when
> > he had a job.
> >
> > His thoughts turned to those who had stolen his
> > things and cheated him.
> >
> > He remembered family that had passed on. His mind
> > turned to the illness
> > he had that no one could cure. His very soul was
> > filled with anger,
> > resentment and frustration.
> >
> > Standing there this day, searching for answers he
> > could not find,
> > knowing all else had failed him, he knelt at the
> > base of an old oak tree
> > to seek the one he knew w ould always be there. And
> > with tears in his
> > eyes, he prayed:
> >
> > 'Lord- You have done wonderful things for me in
> > this life. You have
> told me to do many things for you, and I happily
> > obeyed. Today, you
> > have told me to forgive. I am sad, Lord, because I
> > cannot. I don't
> > know how.
> > It is not fair Lord. I didn't deserve these wrongs
> > that were done
> > against me and I shouldn't have to forgive. As
> > perfect as your way is
> > Lord, this one thing I cannot do, for I don't know
> > how to forgive. My
> > anger is so deep Lord, I fear I may not hear you,
> > but I pray that you
> > teach me to do this one thing I cannot do - Teach
> > me To Forgive.'
> >
> > As he knelt there in the quiet shade of that old
> > oak tree, he felt
> > something fall onto his shoulder. He opened his
> > eyes. Out of the
> > corner of one eye, he saw something red on his
> > shirt.
> >
> > He could not turn to see what it was because where
> > the oak tree had been
> > was a large square piece of wood in the ground. He
> > raised his head and
> > saw two feet held to the wood with a large spike
> > through them.
> >
> > He raised his head more, and tears came to his eyes
> > as he saw Jesus
> > hanging on a cross. He saw spikes i n His hands, a
> > gash in His side, a
> > torn and battered body, deep thorns sunk into His
> > head. Finally he saw
> > the suffering and pain on His precious face. As
> > their eyes met, the
> > man's tears turned to sobbing, and Jesus began to
> > speak.
> >
> > 'Have you ever told a lie?' He asked?
> >
> > Th e man answered - 'yes, Lord.'
> >
> > 'Have you ever been given too much change and kept
> > it?'
> >
> > The man answered - ' yes. Lord.' And the man sobbed
> > more and more.
> >
> > 'Have you ever taken something from work that
> > wasn't yours?' Jesus
> > asked?
> >
> > And the man answered - 'yes, Lord.'
> >
> > 'Have you ever sworn, using my Father's name in
> > vain? '
> >
> > The man, crying now, answered - 'yes, Lord.'
> >
> > As Jesus asked many more times, 'Have you ever'?
> > The man's crying
> > became uncontrollable, for he could only answer -
> > 'yes, Lord.'
> >
> > Then Jesus turned His head from one side to the
> > other, and the man felt
> > something fall on his other shoulder. He looked and
> > s aw that it was the
> > blood of Jesus. When he looked back up, his eyes
> > met those of Jesus, and
> > there was a look of love the man had never seen or
> > known before.
> >
> > Jesus said, 'I didn't deserve this either, but I
> > forgive you.'
> >
> > It may be hard to see how you're going to get
> > through something, but
> > when you look back in life, you realize how true
> > this statement is.
> >
> > Read the following first line slowly and let it
> > sink in.
> >
> > If God brings you to it - He will bring you through
> > it.
> >
> > When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking of
> > you! GO GATORS!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

SLIDERS!

TRADER RICK AT WHITE CASTLE


CARAVAN ON RAMP


BURNING RUBBER AT SPEED, INC. OPEN HOUSE


TR JR. AND HIS TA; MIKE AND JOHN WITH THEIR CAMAROS...




Photos from my camera from Saturday's F-Body extravaganza...

go gators


THUNDER ROAD

OUR HOOTERS GIRL, TRIPOLI AND JUNIOR WITH THE RED MAPLE METALLIC 2002 TRANS AM


TRADER RICK AT HOOTERS #3


THE WIND WAS BLOWING HER HAIR, THANKFULLY...


WHAT A HOOT!


PRISTINE VETTE


BURNOUT


LAYING DOWN RUBBER


THIS GUY SHREDDED HIS TIRES AND HAD TO BORROW SOME TIRES AND RIMS TO GET HOME...


PROJECT CAR


AT HOOTERS #3
AT SPEED, INC. OPEN HOUSE--CAN HE SEE OVER THIS HOOD???


AT HOOTERS #2


A NICE RED WS6 TA...


OH, YEAH!


SMOKIN' IT


RICK WITH JOHN'S CAMARO AT STEAK N SHAKE


THE STEAK AND SHAKE 30


TRADER RICK MILLING ABOUT SMARTLY...


SPEED, INC. PHOTO FROM THEIR WEBSITE--TRADER RICK ON RIGHT, TRADER RICK JR. TO HIS LEFT--WATCHING BURNOUTS BEFORE FUZZ ARRIVES.


PICS OF OUR TRIP TO CHICAGO TO SPEED, INC. OPEN HOUSE. JUNIOR PARTICIPATED IN THE BURNOUT CONTEST. WE ATE AT HOOTERS AFTERWARDS ( SLIDERS FOR BREAKFAST AT WHITE CASTLE OF COURSE.)

WE MET UP AT HOOTERS #1 IN SCHERERVILLE, INDIANA --5 CARS, THEN CARAVANED TO STEAK N SHAKE IN FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS--30 CARS--THEN RACED ON THE FREEWAY DOING HOLE SHOTS OUT OF THE TOLL BOOTH RAMPS TO HOOTERS #2 IN SCHAUMBERG, ILLINOIS--NOW TOTALING 60 CARS, THENCE TO SPEED INC.--100+ CARS.

85 % WERE LATE MODEL CAMAROS AND TRANS AMS WITH A SPRINKLING OF MUSTANGS, GTO'S AND VETTES...

YIKES! MET A GATOR FAN WITH HAT, TOO!

GOGATORSGOGATORSGO

BURNING RUBBER

It is 10:52 a.m. and Patrick and Junior are asleep on a couch downstairs and the Border is in Room #4 with cats.



more later

go gators

Saturday, April 26, 2008

GONE CACHIN'

It is 4:39 a.m. and 49 degrees outside. Patrick is outside, Junior is getting ready and the Boarder and cats are in Room #4.



Going to Chicago for F-body show with Junior. Ciao!

GO GATORS

Friday, April 25, 2008

GONE CACHIN'

THE NEW EPISODES OF LOST HAVE STARTED UP AGAIN...


It is 6:00 a.m. and 65.4 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep. The Border is in Room #4 with two cats.

B.O. and the Bitch are here in Indiana, yech! The other Bitch, also.

Michelle, the black bitch who only became proud of the USA when her husband decided to run for president is in the Fort. I, for one, will be glad when her fat ass is gone. And take that goofy looking Muslim Marxist Liar with you.

These people give me the creeps. They are like aliens living among us...

.

FROM THE INBOX:



An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots; each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?"

"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them."

"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for wha t they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

And send this to any or all of your Crackpot friends within 5 minutes and see what happens! Don't forget the Crackpot that sent it to you!



GO GATORS!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

THE SLOWEST INTERNET CONNECTION ON THE PLANET

NOWAY

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

HILLARY WINS BIG!!! GO GIRL GO!

LET YOUR HAIR HANG DOWN, CHELSEA!


It is 5:26 a.m. and 59.4 degrees outside. Patrick and Junior are asleep in his room. The border and cats are in Room #4.



STEMS AND PIECES:

Hillary won be double digits; the Magic Negro is vulnerable! Maybe, just maybe he's not quite so teflon coated? Altho. if ANY other candidate, ANYWHERE had given the finger to his opponent, I think they'd be gone in a NY minute... His followers are monronic sheep--They must think he's the Black Elvis--but they won't vote in November anyway.

Fox News says he never even mentioned Hillary Rodham by name in his speach last night.

Junior and I have begun intensive grass mowing.

Our grapes from last year are ALIVE!! It's a miracle! We will be planting more this weekend, God Willing.

Highspeed wireless was down all night, forcing Junior to go to bed. This morning its realllllly slow.

Too slow to even read email. Oh well.

I think if you ranked the democrat senators in terms of resumes for POTUS--Hillary would rank in the low 30's, and Hussein at or near the bottom.

Saw Cindy McCain on the view the other day--really hot for a gal in her 50's--also CHELSEA HANDLER was on looking ugly with her hair pulled back...Damn!



ARGH!! FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, WE ARE GOING TO BE INUNDATED BY B. HUSSEIN OBAMA TV ADS!



Boston Legal was disgusting last night in it's silly left-wing rhetoric-- a rant against the Supreme Court. Now I remember why I quit watching it. Now I'm quitting again. Too bad. I think Capt. Kirk's portrayal of Denny Crane is brilliant.

GO GATORS!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

OK, Dogs!!

Ultralite Photo of the compound from a number of years ago...


It is 8:40 a.m. and 58.2 degrees. Patrick, Junior, the Boarder, the cats, are all in their respective bedrooms.



My blog from two years ago today, April 22, 2006:

"It's 6:09 a.m. and Junior and Patrick are in bed.

The sun is just beginning to foreshadow it's arrival with a slight orange haze reaching up about ten degrees over the horizon. The moon is in the east also, a very bright waning crescent sliver, the morning star behind her. Legal Twilight is dawning. My coffee/green tea is hot and steamy. It's getting lighter now, and the sky is a pale blue, with just a few dark clouds.

OK, it's 6:20 a.m. est, civil twilght--thirty minutes till sun-up. The moon and mOrning star are losing their luster. 13% of the moon is illuminated.

My dear wife is lying next to me snoring gently. Oh, no that's the DOG snoring gently. My wife broke her marriage vows and abandoned me AND the dog, and lied her greedy arse off in open court to get more of my money.

Anyway, it grows lighter by the moment. All good vampires should be snuggled deep inside their coffins for the night. The other creatures of the night are bedding down also. The birds are beginning their first morning peeps.

It's light enuff to read outside now and a little nippy, about forty five degrees. The birds are in full force now, putting up their usual morning racket. Still, it seems sun-up is fifteen minutes away.

Venus is barely visible now, and the moon is dull. The dark clouds are turning to
crimson as the sun struggles to emerge.

Now all the clouds in the sky, even in the west are tinged with a very pale
pink. One half of our resident nesting pair of sparrow hawks swoops across the yard, doing his morning scree-scree! A crow caws in the clear morning air from miles away.

The morning dew starts to turn to ground fog in the distance across the cornfields. Venus has pulled a blanket of clouds over herself and the moon is barely visible. The pink is giving way to brightness. Any minute now the life giver of the solar system will emerge.

Ah, here she comes, first a glimpse of orange, then slowly rising, a flaming ball of bright orange, big and round, Oh, too bright to look at for more than an instant. UP, UP. Takes about a minute and a half to fully emerge, still orange and round, but now too bright to look at, and slowly changing to it's normal high altitude
yellow.

All in all, not a spectacular sunrise, but not too shabby...

And so another day on this green and white and blue planet that we have grown accustomed to calling home, begins. Day 21,233 begins on the third rock from that sun.

-TR-" Am I good or what! More Later. Go Gators!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

INSERT TITLE HERE

SHYDOG AND PINEY COOKIN DOGS IN THE RAIN


PATRICK AND PRECIOUS!


LEAD DOG AND WHEELDOG STOKE THE FIRE


BUDDAMAN AND FLOATING SPOTS CHECK OUT SOMETHING ON HIS LAPTOP


It is 7:07 a.m. and 52.0 degrees outside with a Dense Fog Advisory from the NWS. Patrick, Junior, the border and the cats, are all in their respective bedrooms.

BAGO IS OVER-- HERE ARE A FEW PICS.

ANY MAN THAT WANTS MORE THAN ONE WIFE MUST REALLY BE A GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT!



From the inbox:

No, none of these are about me…
In case you haven't heard: Be Careful Out There:

IDIOT SIGHTING:
We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a "large" enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, "Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower." I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, "NO, it's not." Four is larger than two.."


We haven't used Sears repair since.

IDIOT SIGHTING
My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, "you gave me too much money." I said, "Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back." She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said "We're sorry but they could not do that kind of thing." The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.


IDIOT SIGHTING
:
I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: "Too many deer are being hit by cars out here!
I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore."

From Kingman , KS .




IDIOT SIGHTING IN FOOD SERVICE
:
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he was sorry, but they only had iceburg lettuce.
From Kansas City




IDIOT SIGHTING
:
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled knowingly and nodded,

"That's why we ask."

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.




IDIOT SIGHTING
:
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?!"

She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS




IDIOT SIGHTING
:
At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to "downsizing." Our manager commented cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often." Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.



IDIOT SIGHTING
:
I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.

A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office, no less.




IDIOT SIGHTING
:
When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the drivers side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "its open!" His reply, "I know. I already got that side."

This was at the Ford dealership in Canton , Mississippi



STAY ALERT!

They walk among us... and the scary part is that they
VOTE and they REPRODUCE !
GO GATORS!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

SHERIFF JOE

FOUND IN THE MAILBOX FROM LORI:

We just love this man:

I don't know about you but I think this guy has the right idea. Maybe if
more places were like this we would have less crime and lower taxes to
pay for all this. You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who
painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb.
Well.........

SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

MaricopaCountywas spending approx $18 million a year on stray animals,
like cats and dogs.

Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County
Supervisors said okay.

The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They
feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and
walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal
nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to
adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given
them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3
million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter
two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great
health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us
$78.

The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but
most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most
of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the
prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at
the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a
huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and
they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work
and harvesting by hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which
provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery,
where prisoners work , and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 -
$8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard
from the Prison.

Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.

Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and
vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on
it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations
and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40
deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up
his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the
border. He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.

TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA
COUNTY SHERIFF AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER THIS IS ONE OF
THE REASONS WHY:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ) who created the ' Tent City Jail':

He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for
them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails.

Took away their weights Cut off all but 'G' movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and
city projects.

Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn't Get Sued For
Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order
that Required Cable TV For Jails So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only
Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

When asked why the weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot
It's Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs.

He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value.

When the inmates complained, he told them, 'This Isn't The
Ritz/Carlton.....If You Don't Like It, Don't Come Back.'
More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees),
the Associated Press Reports:

About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At
The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To
Their Government-Issued Pink Boxer Shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on
their bunk beds or chatted in the tents , which reached

138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.

Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their
Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

'It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,' Said James Zanzot , An Inmate Who
Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. 'It's Inhumane.' Joe Arpaio, the
tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making
his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit
sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: 'It's 130
Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have
To Wear Full Battle Gear , But They Didn't Commit Any Crimes, So Shut
Your Mouths!" Way To Go, Sheriff!

Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime
and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes -
not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and
commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money
and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

If you agree, pass this on. If not, just delete it.

Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona
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BAGO CONTINGENT DOING INDIANA'S FIRST WHERIGO CACHE. LEAD DOG IN ORANGE, EARTHDOG PATRICK IN BLUE...


It is 4:56 a.m. here in the Wabash Valley Fault and 52.2 degrees. Patrick got up, and with nobody to go to sleep with, has retired to his crate. Junior is out somewhere and the Border is in Room #4 with two cats.

B.A.G.O. 2008 Spring Hot Dog Bash is over, and despite some rain, a ssucess with 50 accounts signing in.

More Later.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

3rd ANNUAL BAGO SPRING HOT DOG BASH--TODAY!!

It is 4:59 a.m. and 54.0 degrees. Patrick got up and went back to bed with Junior. Room #4 contains Boarder and cats.



Leaving in a bit with 130 hotdogs for BAGO Bash.





JunIor says he felt an aftershock at 11:00 a.m yesterday.



FROM USGS:



Today's early morning earthquake that jolted many in the central U.S. is a reminder that seismic events do occur in areas not normally thought of as "earthquake country." It is also a lesson that earthquakes east of the Mississippi River are felt more widely than those in the west. This event was felt as far west as Kansas, as far north as Upper Michigan, and as far south as Georgia.

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"Earthquakes of comparable size are felt over greater distances in the East than those occurring in the West," said Harley Benz, seismologist for the USGS. "Earthquakes in the central U.S. are infrequent, but not unexpected."

The preliminary magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred at 4:37 am Central Daylight Time and was centered about 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, IN or 128 miles east of St. Louis, MO. It occurred in an area known seismically as the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. Today's event is the strongest earthquake in southern Illinois since November 1968, when a 5.4 earthquake occurred.

On Monday, April 21, the USGS will be issuing updated earthquake hazard assessment maps for the entire U.S. The information on these maps is used to update building codes.

Classified as "moderate," today's event caused some damage and was followed by aftershocks, the largest a M4.6 that occurred at 10:15 am Central Daylight Time. Of much greater concern, however, is the potential for the adjacent New Madrid seismic zone to generate severe earthquakes. During the winter of 1811-1812, a series of three very large earthquakes — the strongest earthquakes to strike the lower 48 states during historic times — devastated the area and were felt throughout most of the nation. Occurring only a few weeks apart on Dec. 16, Jan. 13, and Feb. 7, they generated hundreds of aftershocks, some severely damaging by themselves, which continued for years.

Building codes used in the region incorporate a significant degree of risk from earthquakes, but many buildings constructed before these codes were in place or updated have not been adequately retrofitted.

USGS research into ground shaking is used by building officials to update building codes based on the most up-to-date information. As new buildings replace older, more dangerous structures, death tolls from earthquakes have been significantly reduced in the U.S.

Did you feel this earthquake? You can report your experiences on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/dyfi/

More information on this event and the history of the region is found on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2008qza6.php


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Friday, April 18, 2008

EARTHQUAKE!

It is 5:59 a.m. and 56.2 degrees. Patrick, Junior and I and the Border are all here in the Computer Room, having been aroused by an Earthquake in Illinois. Junior is making a report to the USGS. The cats are in Room #4.



At the time of the tremors, I was in bed, getting ready to get up, Patrick was with me as well and awake. The event lasted about 20 seconds and started as a small ticking sound of something shaking, then the bed and the whole house shook (The boarder was awakened by it), then it receded, then there was an immediate aftershock. Junior had just gotten into bed, and during the event came in to my room. We got dressed and took a torch outside and looked around and checked on the big dogs, who were still until we approached. By then we had convinced ourselves it was a quake.



Here is the initial report , now it is 5 pages long, and reports from as much as 400+ miles away from the perceived epicenter:

Earthquake Details

Magnitude5.4 (Preliminary magnitude — subject to revision)
Date-Time
  • Friday, April 18, 2008 at 09:36:57 UTC
  • Friday, April 18, 2008 at 04:36:57 AM at epicenter
Location38.501°N, 87.898°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionILLINOIS
Distances
  • 10 km (6 miles) ESE (103°) from West Salem, IL
  • 10 km (6 miles) NE (55°) from Bone Gap, IL
  • 13 km (8 miles) N (4°) from Bellmont, IL
  • 39 km (24 miles) WSW (239°) from Vincennes, IN
  • 66 km (41 miles) NNW (333°) from Evansville, IN
  • 204 km (127 miles) E (93°) from St. Louis, MO
Location UncertaintyError estimate not available
ParametersNST=021, Nph=021, Dmin=263.2 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp=119°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=1
Source
Event ID

at00851141


Here are some more reports, some are from over 800 miles away...

Community name Zip code Ave. dist. (km) Ave. intensity Reports
MARIETTA (GA) 30064 586 II 1
RINGGOLD (GA) 30736 470 III 1
FLORENCE (AL) 35633 403 II 1
HARVEST (AL) 35749 422 III 1
BRENTWOOD (TN) 37027 296 II 1
Here is Junior's Report from Urbana:

LAGRO (IN) 46941 319 IV 1
MARION (IN) 46952 303 IV 1
MARION (IN) 46953 297 III 2
SWAYZEE (IN) 46986 284 II 1
URBANA (IN) 46990 325 III 2
VAN BUREN (IN) 46991 313 IV 1


LAGRO (IN) 46941 319 IV 1

























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Thursday, April 17, 2008

ERIN ANDREWS: SCORCHIN' HOT GATOR BABE



Patrick Logwalking at Little Turtle Tuesday. Date stamp off due to emergency battery change...


It is 5:31 a.m. and 52.1 degrees. Patrick and Junior are asleep in his bedroom and the Boarder is in Room#4 with two cats.



ONE YEAR AGO TODAY:

It is 5:53 a.m. and 39.1 degrees and dark out. Patrick is sleeping in.



TWO Y EARS AGO TODAY:



It's 7:38 a.m. and Patrick got up with me and promptly went back to bed with Junior. Wouldn't want to miss his 20 hours of sleep a day.


I turned on my radio, in the middle of the night! Richard C. Hoagland was on!

More later.

YouTube clips can't tell story of Erin Andrews


Erin Andrews, shown interviewing former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson, is quite possibly TV sports' first It Girl.
By Brian Spurlock, US Presswire
Erin Andrews, shown interviewing former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson, is quite possibly TV sports' first It Girl.


Erin Andrews' stats are amazing. To pick one randomly: YouTube offers 71 entries on her, such as "Random photos of ABC/ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews" — that's drawn nearly 1 million views.

The online idolatry of her — not seen since Anna Kournikova's cyberspace heyday — runs along the lines of Wayne and Garth, from Wayne's World, saying if she "were a president, she'd be Babe-braham Lincoln."

But, as a reporter for about 90 ABC/ESPN events a year — including Wednesday night's New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — she's a working stiff following a long line of female predecessors who roamed sidelines while males called games from above. But, partly because she arrived as the Internet blasted off, she may be TV sports' first It Girl.

Go figure. As a kid growing up in Florida, she wanted to be a Sea World whale trainer, then a Britney Spears backup dancer. (Today, while an admitted "big reality-TV junkie," she's still a "huge in-the-closet Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake fan.")

But she was also a "ginormous sports fan" who grew up in television because of her father Steve, now a news reporter at NBC's Tampa affiliate. Which meant she got advice early on: "I was watching Hannah Storm host NBC's NBA show and told my dad, 'I want to do that.' He said, 'Everybody wants to do that. You have to be different.' "


She is. Andrews, while upbeat and a good interviewer, seems to have touched a nerve with others who grew up in a world where TV sports had created a separate universe of wall-to-wall talking heads who became sports stars themselves.

While attending the University of Florida, where she graduated with a telecommunications degree in 2000, she got up early when ESPN's College GameDay was on campus. ("None of my girlfriends understood.") She recalls the urgency in getting her first picture with an ESPN analyst she works with now: "My camera didn't work the first time I got a photo with Kirk Herbstreit and, oh my gosh, I'm freaking out." (She suggests such excitement has multiplied: "Walking around with him is like Justin Timberlake; you can't really go anywhere.")

While Andrews loves her job, she's not crazy about every camera. "Camera phones are the worst thing for anybody in the public eye. People are always watching and they'll go crazy on the Internet."

Like the "horrible" picture of Andrews eating a sandwich at a football game. "Dad said, 'Why did you do that?' " Then, there was the recent scare at Florida's spring football game when Andrews and Herbstreit were briefly locked out of their car, and Herbstreit threw Andrews a big bag of McDonald's food as nearby fans were already reaching for their cameras. She told Herbstreit: "Ten bucks this will be all over the Internet, asking, 'Why doesn't she eat better?' "

Off-camera, Andrews says she's a tomboy who doesn't "dress in real-life how I dress on TV." Sometimes after being asked if she's Erin Andrews, she'll answer: "No, she's much prettier than me."

Andrews doesn't have any career plans but says she loves "the job Kelly Ripa has done bringing hotness and a vibrant, kooky personality" to morning TV. And she is in no rush to move on. "People say, 'You can't do this forever; you'll get bored,' " she says. "Well, I won't. I love it."





GoGators!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

HUMP

It is 7:02 a.m. and Patrick and Junior are asleep and the Border is in Room#4 with cats.


FROM THE INBOX, AN OLD STORY:

The Day the Music Stopped...

For those who are unaware, at a military theater, the National Anthem is
played before every movie.

From a Chaplain in Iraq:
I recently attended a showing of "Superman 3," here at LSA Anaconda. We
have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services
and other large gatherings. As is the custom back in the States, we
stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the
main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the
way through The National Anthem the music stopped.

Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back
in the States? I imagine there would b e hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few
rude comments; and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first
place. Here, the 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes
fixed forward. The music started again. The Soldiers continued to
quietly stand at attention.
And again, at the same point, the music stopped. What would you expect
to happen?

Even here I would imagine laughter, as everyone finally sat down and
expected the movie to start. But here, you could have heard a pin drop.
Every Soldier continued to stand at attention. Suddenly there was a lone
voice, then a dozen, and quickly the room was filled with the voices of
a thousand soldiers, finishing where the recording left off:" And the
rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the
night That our flag was still there. Oh, say does that St ar - Spangled
Banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave"

It was the most inspiring moment I have had he re in Iraq. I wanted you
to know what kind of Soldiers are serving you here. Remember them as
they fight for you! Pass this along as! a reminder to others to be ever
in prayer for all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad. For
many have already paid the ultimate price.

Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins
LSA Anaconda is at the Balad Airport in Iraq, north of Bagdad



Go Gators.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SIMPLE AS A-B-C


It is 5:32 a.m. and Patrick and Junior are asleep and the Boarder is in Room#4 with two cats.



"If it runs FROM you, it's YOUR prey. If it runs AT you, you're IT'S prey." --Earthdog Patrick, My Life As A Small Carnivore


This is so cool: Can you figure out the equation?




1. GRAB A CALCULATOR--- (YOU WON'T
BE ABLE TO DO THIS ONE IN YOUR HEAD)
2. KEY IN THE FIRST THREE DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER (NOT
THE AREA CODE)
3. MULTIPLY BY 80
4. ADD 1
5. MULTIPLY BY 250
6. ADD THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER
7. ADD THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER AGAIN.
8. SUBTRACT 250
9. DIVIDE NUMBER BY 2
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE ANSWER???

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