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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just 1 reason the Chick-Fil-A shenanigans are wrong-

I'm certain you have hear that Chick-Fil-A is an evil, gay hating fast food joint that doesn't deserve to earn profits, hire people or pay taxes in enlightened cities like Chicago, Boston or san Francisco and it's all a metric buttload of crap being foisted by politicians that don't have the common sense to come in out of the rain. Most of the discussion swirling around the media talking heads is wrong, the politicians are wrong and Chick-Fil-A, if they have any righteous sense will sue the jackholes in court for huge sums of money.

Personally, I'm not certain why the company would want to move into such unfriendly cities but it's their corporate profits and growth for them to consider, so whatever.

But read why this Chick-Fil-A fiasco and "common sense" gun rules are related. Long story short- 20 years ago, nobody in government was pursuing gay marriage, just equal protections for gay couples but today, private corporations are being shunned, demagoged and pilloried because the Christian president of the company has a contrary view to those progressive individuals that want to make gay marriage available to anyone that requests a license. If those same progressive types today tell us they are only trying to institute "common sense" gun laws, how many years will it take before those laws become restrictions, confiscations and bans?" Based upon the changes in demand for gay marriage, it won't take long.

And that is why I don't trust you Mr. Schumer and all your political cronies. I think I need to eat a chicken sandwich or two while I'm away this week!

Friday, July 27, 2012

It's gonna be a long Friday afternoon...

Why, well because vacation starts as soon as I leave work. I'm not gonna be here next week- not even going to be in Utah. It's time for the annual Sister's Campout in Oregon again and this year I have the time off saved and enough money to make the trip. Last year I missed for the previously mentioned reasons but this year fuel prices are down- $3.29 right now in town and I'll be hauling the BSU and the tent trailer to the Oregon coast for several days of relaxing, fishing, beer drinking and pork product consumption with her family.

I've purchased a book to read- More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws by John Lott. It arrived yesterday and flipping through it, it's clear that this isn't a typical summer read, in fact it's much more like a college level text. This book is full of charts and graphs and footnotes. Never mind, because I'm going to read it.

My feet are both just about 100% healed. The left one responded well to the cast and the ligaments healed with no problem. The broken bone in the right foot is pretty good, only hurting after a day's work and some laps around Wal-Mart for grocery shopping. I bought some new boots to wear every day, they are pretty stiff and seem to be helping.

I'm still waiting for the Muse to appear and help me get this blog back on track. There's a number of subjects that I should be writing about- politics & firearm restrictions that politicians dream up but so far, I'm mostly reading when I sit down in the evenings.

Maybe there will be Wi-Fi in the campground this year...

Monday, July 09, 2012

An early summer roundup

So I see that tomorrow is the MLB All Star game and that means that summer must be nearly 1/2 over. And I've been a very negligent blogger. Can I tell you that I really don't like Blogger's new look and format? I really don't like it, maybe that's 1 reason I've been so negligent about posting.

But there's other reasons too I suppose. First off, I've been busy with life and the muse seems to be TDY to some far away place. There's also Facebook and many things I might have put here in the past end up there. I've also been laid up with continuing injuries after my car accident back in March, that has kept me sitting in my chair with my foot propped up for long periods. My foot still isn't totally healed and I see the Doctor tomorrow for my other foot that has been in a cast for 2 weeks do I'll be asking him if I need to have another cast put on my right foot to finally get it healed up properly.

Both Sleek Black Beauty and the Kawasaki remain in the shop unridden. With my injuries it has been hard to get out there to work and makes riding out of the question. I'll probably get them put back together this month but I suspect I may not to get to do any riding this summer due to my injuries and finances. We'll see.

I am working and putting in lots of hours which remains a big change from being unemployed for so many months. I did get 5 days off last week since Independence Day fell on Wednesday and I could get 5 days off for just 1 day's vacation time. That time off felt really good and I used 3 of the days to go to Flaming Gorge Reservoir, fishing for Kokanee salmon with my buddy Jim. I haven't had Fish Slayer in the water yet this year so we went with his boat, caught some great fish and generally had a wonderful time on the lake and relaxing at Vacation Inn.

So we are 1/3 the way through July, I'm wearing 1 cast and anticipating wearing another through the end of the month and then the Sister Camp arrives during the first week of August and if all goes well, the BSU and I will be hauling the camper to the Oregon coast for a week. Summer is going by much too fast!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

It's Independence Day dammitall!

Yes, the calendar on the wall is clear that today is the 4th of July. It's the 4th of July everywhere in the world that uses the Gregorian calendar but only here in America is this particular day in July Independence Day. So could we call it that please?
I should not that I'm sitting at my dinner table right now with a fresh breeze and Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA blowing in my window. We are just a few blocks up the hill from the city park where many festicities will be taking place and they have a dandy public address system down there so we can hear the fun.
Anyway, it is Independence Day and I hope each of you find a way to celebrate it with family and friends. Be proud to be an American, it is an exceptional privilege.