Friday, August 31, 2012

You don't often see Rachel Maddow speechless.  Here she is searching for words after Clint Eastwood's speech at the RNC Thursday evening.  It's apparent that she likes Eastwood and was emotionally effected by the speech.
The Los Angeles County Fair opens today!!!!
If you missed Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention Thursday evening, you missed quite a debacle. He truely captured the essence of the Republican party - old senile white guys with lots of money who are completely out of touch with the issues.  Watch and make your own conclusions. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I miss women wearing stockings!!!
Happy Birthday to Shania Twain who turned 47 years old yesterday.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac, a cat 1 hurricane, has hit the coast of Louisiana this evening with heavy rain, high winds, and a storm surge of more than 6'.  The levee system seams to be holding early on. 

Great skies over Southern California this evening.

I could see both ends of the rainbow, but couldn't get them into one photo.

Then a double rainbow.

Then this.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Not black and white

In a new Japanese Toyota ad, the long-haired 19-year-old Ukrainian Stav Strashko struts toward a car as the camera lovingly follows the model’s perfect, red bikini-bottomed butt. A jacket is seductively shed. And then Strashko turns around to reveal – she’s a man, baby! Yup, that bare chest is flat, but the bulge in the bikini bottom is not.

Mr. Strashko is androgynous, born with both male and female characteristics.  He has a boyfriend and lives as a male.  Many Gnostic Christians believed that "God" was androgynous and that Adam, who was made in "God's" image, was also androgynous.  Male/female identification and sexual orientation are not always cut and dry or black and white, as some would have us believe.  Food for thought.
Tropical storm Isaac could hit Louisiana as a catagory 1 hurricane Tuesday morning, almost exactly 7 years after the arrival of hurricane Katrina.  Forcasters are predicting a 6'-12' storm surge and heavy rain for more than 36 hours. 

This would be really funny if it wasn't true.
I guess it's only fitting that a few cartoons be posted on the GOP convention that is scheduled to start today in Tampa, Florida.

Some are already questioning the parties ability to lead when they schedule their convention in Tampa Florida during the heart of the hurricane season.

If you want to read something scarey, google the 2012 Republican platform. 
Maybe "God" wants to instruct the Republicans on how a woman's body works and how stupid their stance on rape and abortion and birth control really is.  (see below for more)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Nature imitates nature.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to one Karen's faves, Sean Connery, who turns 82 years old today.
Looks like huricane Isaac is going to make an appearance at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week.  That's what they get for not inviting Sarah Palin to speak!!  Looks like my son Brian is going to get some rain in Alabama as well.
Karen and I went to Colony H.S.'s first preseason football game of the year. Colony ended up losing the game 32-21.  We led 21-6 at the half, but got skunked in the second half.  It was fun though.
Colony H.S.Titan Regiment performs the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the game.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Republican Judge Tom Head, a county judge in Lubbock, Texas, announced on a local television station that he would personally join the resistance against a United Nations' takeover of American sovereignty, which he says will occur if Presidcnt Obama is reelected.  So he needs to raise local taxes to prepare the police to repel the civil unrest, and fight to get rid of President Obama.

"[Obama] is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN. Okay, what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst case scenario here. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. We’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking Lexington-Concord take up arms and get rid of the guy.

Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops — with the little blue beanies. I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. Okay. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here’. “And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said ‘you gonna back me’ he said, ‘yeah, I’ll back you.’”

Where do these people come up with these ideas???

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Spent last night in Fort Bragg, California. I'm about 200 miles north of San Francisco on Hwy. 1. This morning I got up and went for a bike ride. It was about 48 degrees outside. I found this bike path to follow for awhile.

This is one of the views from the bike path. I only rode about 11 miles, but it was quite a nice ride with some spectacular views of the ocean.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I arrived in Cottage Grove Monday evening. There was an overturned semi one mile south of the off ramp for Cottage Grove, so I had to sit in traffic for about an hour before getting up to my off ramp.  Freeway traffic was being taken off the freeway and sent thru Cottage Grove.  I found the chief of police directing traffic at an intersection.  My brother-in-law is a dispatcher for Cottage Grove PD so he was basically the scene coordinater, radio operator, and PIO. Steve came home from work pooped.

Tuesday morning I went for a bike ride along the Row River and out past Dorena Lake.  What a pretty bike trail.  I went out and back 34 miles in all. This first photo is the Row River from a bridge I crossed on my bike.

This is how the bike trail looks for most of the way. 

Lake Dorena is a beautiful lake.  There are notices all along the bike trail to stay out of the water as it has some kind of algae in it.  I also only saw one boat on the lake, although it is a weekday.