Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bedtime Prayer

WOMAN'S BEDTIME PRAYER Before I lay me down to sleep, I pray for a man who's not a creep, One who's handsome, smart and strong. That loves to listen, all night long, One who thinks before he speaks, One who'll call, not wait for weeks. I pray he'll be gainfully employed, When I spend his cash, won't be annoyed. Pulls out my chair and opens my door, Massages my back and begs to do more. Oh! Send me a man who'll love my mind, Knows what to answer to "how big is my behind?" I pray that this man will love me no end, And always be my very best friend.

MAN'S BEDTIME PRAYER I pray for a deaf-mute nymphomaniac with huge boobs who owns a bar on a golf course, and loves to send me fishing RIDING and hunting To RALLIES. This doesn't rhyme and I don't give a shit.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Global Warming - Really? I thought it was a proven scientific fact.

I know that its Hip to be on the global warming bandwagon.
If you are a non-believer then you surely are an uneducated, back-woods, right winged, toothless hunter of furry critters. Even if you have doubts about it you are scorned. And, of course if you are a follower of the CRISIS DeJORE then you are as hip as the Hollywood celebs and the government officials elected to protect us from us.

I am not saying that we are or are not causing problems w/ our environment, but this article points out that historically the earth goes through Hot/Cold Flashes. Kind of makes sense, but you sure don't see the article posted on main stream - Left or Right.

From the San Diego News. I know it's long, but there are many interesting points.

1) It was written apparently by the Weather Channel Founder.
2) The Grandfather of the Global Warming is dismissed when even he says that he is having 2nd thoughts about our ferocious reaction to the crisis and maybe we should wait awhile
3) Trace amounts of gas with no scientific proof of GreenHouse????

I thought this Global Warming was a proven Fact!?!?

The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam By John Coleman January 28, 2009The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming.How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big government we have to struggle so to stop it? The story begins with an Oceanographer named Roger Revelle. He served with the Navy in World War II. After the war he became the Director of the Scripps Oceanographic Institute in La Jolla in San Diego, California. Revelle saw the opportunity to obtain major funding from the Navy for doing measurements and research on the ocean around the Pacific Atolls where the US military was conducting atomic bomb tests. He greatly expanded the Institute’s areas of interest and among others hired Hans Suess, a noted Chemist from the University of Chicago, who was very interested in the traces of carbon in the environment from the burning of fossil fuels. Revelle tagged on to Suess studies and co-authored a paper with him in 1957. The paper raises the possibility that the carbon dioxide might be creating a greenhouse effect and causing atmospheric warming. It seems to be a plea for funding for more studies. Funding, frankly, is where Revelle’s mind was most of the time.Next Revelle hired a Geochemist named David Keeling to devise a way to measure the atmospheric content of Carbon dioxide. In 1960 Keeling published his first paper showing the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and linking the increase to the burning of fossil fuels. These two research papers became the bedrock of the science of global warming, even though they offered no proof that carbon dioxide was in fact a greenhouse gas. In addition they failed to explain how this trace gas, only a tiny fraction of the atmosphere, could have any significant impact on temperatures. Now let me take you back to the1950s when this was going on. Our cities were entrapped in a pall of pollution from the crude internal combustion engines that powered cars and trucks back then and from the uncontrolled emissions from power plants and factories. Cars and factories and power plants were filling the air with all sorts of pollutants. There was a valid and serious concern about the health consequences of this pollution and a strong environmental movement was developing to demand action. Government accepted this challenge and new environmental standards were set. Scientists and engineers came to the rescue. New reformulated fuels were developed for cars, as were new high tech, computer controlled engines and catalytic converters. By the mid seventies cars were no longer big time polluters, emitting only some carbon dioxide and water vapor from their tail pipes. Likewise, new fuel processing and smoke stack scrubbers were added to industrial and power plants and their emissions were greatly reduced, as well.But an environmental movement had been established and its funding and very existence depended on having a continuing crisis issue. So the research papers from Scripps came at just the right moment. And, with them came the birth of an issue; man-made global warming from the carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.Revelle and Keeling used this new alarmism to keep their funding growing. Other researchers with environmental motivations and a hunger for funding saw this developing and climbed aboard as well. The research grants began to flow and alarming hypothesis began to show up everywhere.The Keeling curve showed a steady rise in CO2 in atmosphere during the period since oil and coal were discovered and used by man. As of today, carbon dioxide has increased from 215 to 385 parts per million. But, despite the increases, it is still only a trace gas in the atmosphere. While the increase is real, the percentage of the atmosphere that is CO2 remains tiny, about .41 hundredths of one percent. Several hypothesis emerged in the 70s and 80s about how this tiny atmospheric component of CO2 might cause a significant warming. But they remained unproven. Years have passed and the scientists kept reaching out for evidence of the warming and proof of their theories. And, the money and environmental claims kept on building up. Back in the 1960s, this global warming research came to the attention of a Canadian born United Nation’s bureaucrat named Maurice Strong. He was looking for issues he could use to fulfill his dream of one-world government. Strong organized a World Earth Day event in Stockholm, Sweden in 1970. From this he developed a committee of scientists, environmentalists and political operatives from the UN to continue a series of meeting. Strong developed the concept that the UN could demand payments from the advanced nations for the climatic damage from their burning of fossil fuels to benefit the underdeveloped nations, a sort of CO2 tax that would be the funding for his one-world government. But, he needed more scientific evidence to support his primary thesis. So Strong championed the establishment of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This was not a pure climate study scientific organization, as we have been lead to believe. It was an organization of one-world government UN bureaucrats, environmental activists and environmentalist scientists who craved the UN funding so they could produce the science they needed to stop the burning of fossil fuels. Over the last 25 years they have been very effective. Hundreds of scientific papers, four major international meetings and reams of news stories about climatic Armageddon later, the UN IPCC has made its points to the satisfaction of most and even shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. At the same time, that Maurice Strong was busy at the UN, things were getting a bit out of hand for the man who is now called the grandfather of global warming, Roger Revelle. He had been very politically active in the late 1950’s as he worked to have the University of California locate a San Diego campus adjacent to Scripps Institute in La Jolla. He won that major war, but lost an all important battle afterward when he was passed over in the selection of the first Chancellor of the new campus. He left Scripps finally in 1963 and moved to Harvard University to establish a Center for Population Studies. It was there that Revelle inspired one of his students to become a major global warming activist. This student would say later, "It felt like such a privilege to be able to hear about the readouts from some of those measurements in a group of no more than a dozen undergraduates. Here was this teacher presenting something not years old but fresh out of the lab, with profound implications for our future!" The student described him as "a wonderful, visionary professor" who was "one of the first people in the academic community to sound the alarm on global warming," That student was Al Gore. He thought of Dr. Revelle as his mentor and referred to him frequently, relaying his experiences as a student in his book Earth in the Balance, published in 1992.So there it is, Roger Revelle was indeed the grandfather of global warming. His work had laid the foundation for the UN IPCC, provided the anti-fossil fuel ammunition to the environmental movement and sent Al Gore on his road to his books, his movie, his Nobel Peace Prize and a hundred million dollars from the carbon credits business.What happened next is amazing. The global warming frenzy was becoming the cause celeb of the media. After all the media is mostly liberal, loves Al Gore, loves to warn us of impending disasters and tell us "the sky is falling, the sky is falling". The politicians and the environmentalist loved it, too.But the tide was turning with Roger Revelle. He was forced out at Harvard at 65 and returned to California and a semi retirement position at UCSD. There he had time to rethink Carbon Dioxide and the greenhouse effect. The man who had inspired Al Gore and given the UN the basic research it needed to launch its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was having second thoughts. In 1988 he wrote two cautionary letters to members of Congress. He wrote, "My own personal belief is that we should wait another 10 or 20 years to really be convinced that the greenhouse effect is going to be important for human beings, in both positive and negative ways." He added, "…we should be careful not to arouse too much alarm until the rate and amount of warming becomes clearer."And in 1991 Revelle teamed up with Chauncey Starr, founding director of the Electric Power Research Institute and Fred Singer, the first director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service, to write an article for Cosmos magazine. They urged more research and begged scientists and governments not to move too fast to curb greenhouse CO2 emissions because the true impact of carbon dioxide was not at all certain and curbing the use of fossil fuels could have a huge negative impact on the economy and jobs and our standard of living. I have discussed this collaboration with Dr. Singer. He assures me that Revelle was considerably more certain than he was at the time that carbon dioxide was not a problem. Did Roger Revelle attend the Summer enclave at the Bohemian Grove in Northern California in the Summer of 1990 while working on that article? Did he deliver a lakeside speech there to the assembled movers and shakers from Washington and Wall Street in which he apologized for sending the UN IPCC and Al Gore onto this wild goose chase about global warming? Did he say that the key scientific conjecture of his lifetime had turned out wrong? The answer to those questions is, "I think so, but I do not know it for certain". I have not managed to get it confirmed as of this moment. It’s a little like Las Vegas; what is said at the Bohemian Grove stays at the Bohemian Grove. There are no transcripts or recordings and people who attend are encouraged not to talk. Yet, the topic is so important, that some people have shared with me on an informal basis.Roger Revelle died of a heart attack three months after the Cosmos story was printed. Oh, how I wish he were still alive today. He might be able to stop this scientific silliness and end the global warming scam.Al Gore has dismissed Roger Revelle’s Mea culpa as the actions of senile old man. And, the next year, while running for Vice President, he said the science behind global warming is settled and there will be no more debate, From 1992 until today, he and his cohorts have refused to debate global warming and when ask about we skeptics they simply insult us and call us names.So today we have the acceptance of carbon dioxide as the culprit of global warming. It is concluded that when we burn fossil fuels we are leaving a dastardly carbon footprint which we must pay Al Gore or the environmentalists to offset. Our governments on all levels are considering taxing the use of fossil fuels. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of naming CO2 as a pollutant and strictly regulating its use to protect our climate. The new President and the US congress are on board. Many state governments are moving on the same course. We are already suffering from this CO2 silliness in many ways. Our energy policy has been strictly hobbled by no drilling and no new refineries for decades. We pay for the shortage this has created every time we buy gas. On top of that the whole thing about corn based ethanol costs us millions of tax dollars in subsidies. That also has driven up food prices. And, all of this is a long way from over. And, I am totally convinced there is no scientific basis for any of it.Global Warming. It is the hoax. It is bad science. It is a high jacking of public policy. It is no joke. It is the greatest scam in history. John Coleman1-29-09

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cacalacky - Snow Balls

OK - So I was going to write about a great weekend of riding down in North Carolina, after spending two weeks in the freezing cold - snowy ass CleveLand. However, mother nature did have other plans for me as evidenced by the picture below. Renie sent this picture last Monday form North Cacalacky and it was sitting around all week waiting to screw up my riding plans. Had a great weekend with family & friends anyway, and started planning the Daytona Bike Week trip in early March. Until next time ....................................................

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"The Husband Store" (This IS not PC) But it is True

A fellow rider sent me this, I had to share.
A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:
You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except
to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.
She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.
'That's nice,' she thinks, 'but I want more.'
So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.
'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.
'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are
impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.
The first floor has wives that love sex.
The second floor has wives that love sex, bikes and beer.
The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mr. Watson "come here I need you" Oh, I see.

So - I am not what you would classify as an "Early-Adapter" when it comes to this digital stuff - but I have to give a shout-out for SKYPE!

I can sit in Ohio and see & talk to my kids in California, Florida and Chicago and my wife down in the Carolina's. It amazing how much better it is speaking and seeing. Kind of like radio and television when TV came onto the scene. (although I don't remember that, before my time)

Picture in picture in picture ..... Skype'n with my son!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tax Refund - IOU

I understand the absurdity of this action ..... just wonder if citizens can send IOU's to the government if we are a little strapped for cash? Ha - try it and the IRS will have you in jail before you could mail the IOU!!

California is the bell-weather state - it starts here and spreads east ..... wonder when the federal government starts this??

Calif. tax refunds to be delayed starting Feb. 1
Jan 16, 3:40 PM (ET)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's controller says he will begin a 30-day delay on tax refunds and other payments starting Feb. 1 because the state is running out of money.

Controller John Chiang said Friday he must delay $3.7 billion in payments next month because lawmakers have failed to address California's growing deficit.
With a $41.6 billion shortfall over the next year-and-a-half, the state is on the brink of issuing IOUs.

Chiang says his office must continue education and debt payments but will defer money for tax refunds, student aid, social services and mental health programs.
A severe drop in revenue has left the state's main bank account depleted. The state had been relying on borrowing from special funds and Wall Street investors; those options are no longer available.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Prius Hybrid - KILLER

Nine days in a row of appreciable snow, single digit temps - can you say "0" degrees? ....... Sitting here in the frigid cold with my scooter under a Cycle cover, hooked up to life support Battery Tender and Work Lamp for Warmth. I am looking for a Covered Cycle that can handle the Ice and Cold. I think I have found it!!!! Check out the Carver - It looks like the SUV of Motorcycles. Click on the YouTube video below to see this thing in the corners!!! Sweeeeet
Just swap out the steering wheel for some Apes, add some leather saddle bags and you are almost there!!
Removable hard top roof in body colour• Alloy wheels - double 5-spoke - front 17" / rear 15" (silver)• Sports interior (black fabric trim)• 3-spoke sports leather-covered steering wheel • Aluminium dashboard and gear lever knob• Built-in class III remote control alarm system incl. remote control power door lock• Carving LED indicators (continuous indication of the vehicle's tilt angle) with audible signal• Heating / ventilation / windshield defroster• Electric windows• Front and rear seat belts• Ashtray / drink holder / 12 V socket• Exterior colour - basic palette (yellow, red, blue)
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Options and accessories
• Full leather (mono-colour or bi-colour) or leather/Alcantara® interior upholstery• Exterior metallic paint (standard palette) • Special exterior colours (matte black, pearl white, magma orange, marinas blue)• Rear spoiler (body colour) with aluminium mounting brackets• Graphite wheel pack (alloy - dark silver)• Black wheel pack (alloy - matte black)• Turbo pressure dashboard gauge• Radio/CD/MP3 player with USB and Bluetooth connection • DVC™ mode selector comfort/sport• Aluminium body strips (sporty look during tilting)• Silver pack (engine frame, front suspension & air intake vanes silver)• Body colour pack (side mirrors and back of seat in body colour)
Special options and colours available on request

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Great White North - Yoooo Hoser!

OK - this is in no way a complaint - as some of you may know .... I am very,very,very,very, very, very fortunate. I use 6 "very's" because I have 3 Lovely active and productive children, and Lovely daughter-in-law - an absolutely supportive and caring wife and a GREAT job. My wife not only allows me to have 2 Harleys (could have used 2 more very's), but she encouraged me to keep my 1st after I had purchased my 2nd (not knowing of course that I would end up working in the north while continuing to have a house in the south. So if anyone thinks I would trade her in on another - think again - ain't gonna happen - wouldn't be prudent.

So last Friday we left the North in a Blizzard - and I was able to spend the weekend in the beautiful 60 degrees. I got to ride all over town and enjoy a weekend in the South. Returning Monday this is what the Great White North looked like from the air!!!!!!!! And we are getting another 4-6 today with temps dropping to the teens or less.
CleveLand just to the right of the wing in the Top Left Corner - Lake Erie to the North and snow everywhere.
The other side of CleveLand area.
And finally the airport that looks like the Arctic Circle.
As I said I am not complaining - but I wish my Job could be in the South!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Talk about Frost BITE!!!!!

Look Close!!!

JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Friday morning. The January 2 mishap apparently occurred after the male skier and a child boarded a high-speed lift in Vail's Blue Sky Basin.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Olan Mills Awesomeness ...... Final

Kenneth and his prom date.
Grapefruit smuggling isn't a crime, but posing it in profile should be.

I got a $20 that says he drives a Camaro.

Hiroshima, 1945. The last known photo of Kelli and Senor Loco.

Someone paid money for this.

Talk about a third wheel ....

Nothing says 1973 quite like denim and helmet hair.

I'd hide my face too, little girl.
She's looking for the speaker that's piping in "Muskrat Love" so she can blast it with her laser eyes.
And don't miss the 1st Presbyterian Players as they perform Godspell next Wed night in the fellowship hall. Childcare will be provided. Please bring a covered dish to pass.
This photo isn't discolored - the 70's were really that orange.

Dawn and her recently exhumed sister, Gorgotha, pose with Scraps.

You'd think Pearle Vision would throw in another two pair for free

Patrick broke ranks and chose Drag over the bow tie

The library might be more believable if the shelves weren't sloping downhill.

Bobbie isn't the first waitress to fall for her manager, but she and Dale both got fired from Shoney's.
B-52's, the early years.