2007 Aug 11 – Ponch

All,
 
Long week end working on the bathroom.  Andy who said the project was done?  Like you this remodel job is sucking all the free time out of my summer.  Also it;s sucking my bank account dry.  Oh well it keeps me out of trouble running the streets at night with the “boyz in the hood”.   I stopped to get a haircut the other day and three Mexicans were there each relating when the last time they got out of jail and who they knew in prison.  One of them was driving a new Lexus with fancy after market rims and tires.  All had tattoo’s all over their bodies (I understand they a’int cheep).  Of course this is over in Pismo beach in a very nice area of the planet.  Wish I could live there and drive a Lexus. Oh wait I got sentenced to a life of labor for being honest…yeah I guess I deserve what I get. It won’t be long before I’ll be paying for their health care too…mmm can’t wait; especially the one Mexican who declared he loved crystal meth. Damnnnnn!

Yes Chuck welcome back to the work force.  Work harder your fellow humans depend on the money you make to make their lives of leisure more comfortable!!!

On a happier note the bees are back!  Chuck I did talk to Ed a few weeks ago he gave me some pointers on what to do with the original hive that had invaded one of my surfboard bags.  I don’t know what happened but this time I’m just going to let them alone for a long while.  The hive is buzzing with activity.  I wonder if the last queen we dropped in there finally got busy (or is that buzzy…sorry) Any way looks like they are starting to expand their population. 

Work is still plodding along. I’m doing kind of a weird schedule.  The guy on night shift got really sick.. Started with Hep C followed by chemo then his gall bladder went bad… long story but he is out for a long time.  I am trying to cover both time periods so I come in at 10:00 and leave around 20:00.  It’s getting me spoiled as I get to wake with the family and get home before the tribe goes to bed. 

James, I feel your pain.  the last time my back went out that bad was on alert at Wurstsmith AFB. I wrecked my back shoveling snow off the driveway.  Well not snow more like boiler plate ice.  I was trying to slide the shovel under the ice sheet when it stopped smack into another sheet of ice that was still frozen to the ground.  The shockwave went through my arms and hands straight to my back.  Of course this was right before going on alert and I had to drug up to get to the shack then spent the week laying in bed praying the horn wouldn’t go off.  Lucky I haven’t had any reoccurrences that bad.  Of course haven’t shoveled snow in a while either.

Here is a history quote I saw last week.  I Always liked Churchill.  He has a way of cutting to the meat of a subject.
 
Winston Churchill on Islam

 Winston Churchill was arguably the most important personality of the 20th century. Had it not been for his steely will, for his steadfastness and his ability to mobilize the British people and to infuse them with his strength and confidence, the Second World War might well have been lost, and the Nazis — with all the horrible consequences that would have had — might have become the masters of the globe. Evidence of another aspect of Churchill.  Many years ago, in 1899 (!) he formed and published ideas about Islam that are fully resonant today. Here is a paragraph from one of his books, cited below.

by Sir Winston Churchill
The River War, Vol. II, pp. 248-50, London; Longman, Green & Co., 1899

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live…The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities…but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa…and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”

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