Wednesday, October 31, 2007



I have to look through the deck of jokers to see if there's anyone that's not as bad as Newsom. I'm not holdung my breath. Ditto for D.A.; it looks very much like 4 more years of sweet plea bargaining from our "smart on crime" criminal lover! There are a bunch of useless propositions as well which you should probably vote 'no' on. But I'll have 'em up soon.

Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Atlanta Area Set To Run Out Of Water In 3 Months - Gee, I Wonder Why?

Because of my back operation, I was forced to cancel my trip to the South - which included a trip to Atlanta to take in the NASCAR Nextel Cup race that was run on Sunday the 28th.

So it's interesting that I'm coming across a lot of articles about the severe drought facing the Atlanta area.

As two posts by Limits To Growth and their sources show, it is not jobs or culture that we should be worried about losing when thinking of the illegal alien invasion.

It will be much, much more basic than that.

"As mentioned here earlier, northern Georgia will run out of water in three months if the rains don't come. The state has doubled in population in just forty years, but MSM does not discuss such sensitive topics. Americans are supposed to suffer quietly as the most basic components of their quality of life are sacrificed so millions of foreigners can move here"

Georgia's population has doubled - from 4 million to over 8 million - in just 40 years. And somehow, the mainstream media just can't (or won't) put 2 and 2 together to figure out the rather obvious truth that if you allow a places population to explode beyond the land's ability to care for them you are going to be Fucked with a capitol 'F'!

As bad as the situation in Georgia is right now, it will be nothing compared to what California is facing; according to the Cal Dept. of Finance, California can count on 60 million people by 2050 - an almost 75% increase in 43 years! It is important for us to look at what is happening on the small(er) scale now, because it will be very telling for out future. And it doesn't look good.

Given our water shortages that are guaranteed to come to virtually every state in the union, you have to wonder about politicians, businesspeople, and ethnic groups who actually believe that bringing in over a hundred million more poor, uneducated immigrants is a good thing for America. Why would an allegedly sane person argue such?

When you look at the death of civilizations - particularly the great ones - you see that it is a sudden shock involving resources that is oftentimes the culprit. The great ancient civilizations almost inevitably vanish due to a protracted drought, a string of brutally cold or hot years, or something like deforestation or crop failure.

And we're looking for people on airplanes fiddling with their shoes!


NOTE: Added article from Man or Maniac, great before and after pictures

Friday, October 26, 2007

Made It Back Alive!

Hey Everyone!

I made it back in one piece.

Just thought i'd drop everyone a line to tell you that the surgery is over... and I'm on the road to recovery!

On Friday, October 19th, my Dad took me to the hospital to get my surgery done (a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion - or TLIF - for those keeping score). The surgery took several hours but went pretty well. The waking-up was pretty traumatic, but the recovery went pretty well, the food was terrible...and I don't think I would have made it without the TV (that had only 10 channels - but luckily Turner Classic Movies was on 24 hours a day - I think I developed a "thing" for Norma Shearer!).

All I want now is the world
and Norma Shearer...

I was in until this Tuesday, and last night was my first night in my rented hospital bed. I slept for 12 hours.

I am doing pretty well, walking as much as I can. I'm supposed to stay home for the first week, but I feel like taking my walker outside and running around! But then, it's not a 'runner' - it's a 'walker' I am still very sore in the spot where they did the operation. It feel like my spine is being held together with a piece of twine (instead of what it's REALLY held together with, which is some pins and screws!). I am going to be good and stay home and walk up and down the hallway till I scream.

But the big question is... did it work??? I have to say that - at the moment - the answer seems to be yes! The crippling sciatic nerve pain is gone! GONE! I sat in a chair for the 45 minute ride home from the hospital, and, as anyone of you who dealt with taking me to one of my appointments knows, just the thought of spending 3 minutes seated in a chair would have driven me to tears. I do have a significant amount of numbness is in my right foot and leg - but it has gradually diminished from the date of the surgery - and I'll take numbness over searing pain any day! It should - hopefully - continue to diminish. I'm already taking about half the pain medication I was taking before the surgery - and that's with the incision pain!

I have to thank my Dad and brother Dan for all of their help, to Judy and Stacey for taking care of me in the weeks leading up to the surgery, and to Swirly as always for putting up with me and helping out. and thanks to all of you. I really feel like I've turned a corner on a very rough couple of years, and I appreciate all the support and good wishes you all have given me. I feel like I am getting my life back.

Oh, and thanks, Norma, for getting me through those first few days! XOXO

Norma Shearer photos, and lots of other cool stuff, from Divas - the Site

Monday, October 15, 2007

Wish Me Luck!

There's been so much going on lately that I've wanted to write about... the dramatic increase of "Hispandering" in the televised sports world, the Federal Judiciary stamping out all independent efforts to address the illegal immigrant invasion, Cal's historically predictable collapse against OSU, Ted Koppel opening up a can of whiny worms with his 'prison overcrowding' special... not to mention an election coming up (still hoping an 'immaculate candidate' will rise up and save us from four more years of Kamala Harris!). But other things are taking precedence over writing right now.

As you may have guessed from hints in earlier posts, I am having some pretty major surgery done on my back this week. And no... yoga and stretching ain't gonna help! I'll be in the hospital for several days afterward, and then be pretty tenuous for an indeterminate amount of time. So this is my last post for a while.... maybe a long while.

Thanks for reading, and I'll be back as soon as I can. Take a gander at some of the other blogs in the lists over there on the right. Or look at my old posts. Or get outside and learn something new! Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

SPORTS! Savor This Post... Because It's The Last Time I Praise Stanford!

Stanford - that's right, Stanford - has defeated #1 ranked USC in an upset even bigger than the Appalachian State v Michigan game! The trees won 24-23, and, even though I'm a Cal fan, they deserved it.

The Condoms looked really used last week, just barely beating Washington in a game that the BCS darlings deserved to lose. It was crystal clear that USC was going to lose at least once before the Cal match-up... but to

And Florida is beating LSU, so could that mean that, by the end of the day....

California is the #1 ranked team in the nation???

No. Unfortunately, there is just too much anti-PAC-10 bias in the ranking systems. Cal will have to do something really special to get the #1 ranking. Even if (when, I mean) they beat OSU next week, my guess is that they will still be ranked under a 1-loss team. Bastards!

What does the 'C' stand for? We already know what the 'B' and the 'S' stand for!


It Was 40 Years Ago Today...

"Never trust anyone over 30!"

Image Source: PhotoBucket

On this day in 1967, the Diggers held an event called "The Death Of Hippie" - a funeral procession down Haight Street -
meant to announce the death of the "media creation" of the hippie culture.

The Diggers - a group of "community anarchists" associated with the SF Mime Troupe - were known for giving out free food (either donated or stolen), opening 'free' stores in the Haight/Ashbury, and generally attempting to create a mini-society free of capitalism.
Actor Peter Coyote is probably the most well known member.

What's clear is that the fun didn't last very much longer after October '67. The movement that spawned "peace and love" started becoming decidedly less peaceful, the drug culture began to eat itself, and the general culture became increasingly desperate, ultimately glomming onto groups like the Black Panthers and the Weathermen Underground.

These folks just couldn't believe what was happening, or, at least, couldn't believe that this was happening to them. Them of all people!

Here's my take on it... just because they dropped out and decided not to embrace the capitalist life does not mean that the hippies didn't give up their sense of privilege. The political movements of the 60's were driven more or less by sheer arrogance.

Leftists of today whine - constantly - where are the big 60's style protests against the Iraq War? The war is certainly unpopular, without a doubt, but why aren't people in the streets?

I think part of the answer is that we've all seen what happens when you do that - unlike the 60's protesters who were in uncharted territory. And we've decided that it just isn't worth it. The hippies, in many cases, sacrificed their families, their health, and their sanity. And for what?

The Iraq War has been a little easier for some people to stand on the sidelines for because of the rather obvious little problem of 9-11. President Bush has been able to convince some people - enough people - that this has something to do with the War on Terror. The Vietnamese government did not smash planes into the World Trade Center. Now, I don't personally believe it; I think it's pretty clear that invading Iraq was always 'Plan A' with this administration even before 9-11, and that the link between Iraq and Al Qaeda was a big stretch (or, at least, was... before the civil war broke out).

Afghanistan, however, is a completely different story. I had NO PROBLEM bombing Afghanistan back to the stone age (not a very big leap, but still). The Taliban is a scourge on humanity and deserves to be exterminated. And that's a problem for the modern leftist... a blanket condemnation of war simply will not fly in the United States in 2007... not while they're still digging body parts out of Ground Zero.

I know many people who have problems with the Iraq War. I know nobody who has a problem with the destruction of the Taliban. NOBODY! If anything, the only thing that angers people about Afghanistan is that we left too quickly... that we gave up on finding and killing Osama Bin Goatfucker... and, instead, went to Iraq so George Bush could assuage his pathological obsession with Saddam Hussein.

Here, from the Diggers' archive, is the flyer passed out by The Diggers on "Death Of Hippie" Day...

And here's the first paragraph...

MEDIA CREATED THE HIPPIE WITH YOUR HUNGRY CONSENT. BE SOMEBODY. CAREERS ARE TO BE HAD FOR THE ENTERPRISING HIPPIE. The media cast nets, create bags for the identity-hungry to climb in. Your face on TV, your style immortalized without soul in the captions of the Chronicle. NBC says you exist, ergo I am. Narcicism, plebian vanity. The victim immortalized. Black power, its transcendant threat of white massacre the creation of media-whore obsequious bowers to the public mind which they recreate because they too have nothing to create and the reflections run in perpetual anal circuits and the FREE MAN vomits his images and laughs in the clouds because he is the great evader, the animal who haunts the jungles of image and sees no shadow, only the hunter's gun and knows sahib is too slow and he flexes his strong loins of FREE and is gone again from the nets. They fall on empty air and waft helplessly to the grass.
It makes less sense as it goes on, but you get the drift.

Good intentions... fresh asphalt for the road to hell...

Check out the Free Republic's take on the Summer Of Love here - OUCH!