September 30, 2008
September 28, 2008
little by little
Made some progress yesterday.
Our front garden and the pathway to my front door are now free, YAY.
Pictures later today, between more burning.
September 27, 2008
The Sounds of Texas
We were out early today starting a fire to burn more of our beatiful oaks,
In the distance you could hear the sounds of the early morning in every direction, chainsaws everywhere.
Our own chainsaw guy arrived a little bit later.
Fema man comes by
A man from Fema came by after work Friday.
September 21, 2008
Spent from 8:30 to 3:30 at a defensive driving course so I could get the ticket I got last month for speeding dismissed.
Hate to spend Sunday like that but I guess it was worth it.
No gas problems here
We had gas lines earlier in the week and a lot of stations were closed but we seem past that.
September 20, 2008
More Ike Updates
DR. MELISSA CLOUTHIER has been doing some posts about Ike.
A Little progress
We got the people here today to get the tree off the house finally. Wow do they charge a ton of emergency removal. There goes my deductable plus some.
Need to get the roof fixed still.
Been burning leaves and oak parts in the yard all morning.
Dems threaten Jewish nonprofits
Even more from the anti-iran debacle.
The groups sponsoring the rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN were reportedly told, “it could jeopardize their tax exempt status” if they had Palin and not Clinton or Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on hand.
More on anti-Iran Rally
Why am I putting more space to this issue? Because it is important. It shows the type of pettiness that is going to get a lot of people killed if we don't stop it and get together as americans.
This ia aquote from Sarah Pallin
And what do the wussies say in response. Well their publicist says
In order to keep the focus on Iranian threats and to ensure that this critical message not be obscured, the organizers of the rally have decided not to have any American political personalities appear
Funny they didn't have a problem when sen. clinton was going to appear.
Yes this is part of the War
I am talking about the disgraceful disinvitation of Sarah Pallin to the anti-Ahmadinejad rally. These people are so politically paritsan they they would rather see the country go down the tubes than have Sarah do anti-thing that might save it.
Cute but true comment from the Volokh Conspiracy:
September 19, 2008
New from Bill Whittle
Against all of that stand these two.
As with all of Bill's stuff read the whole thing
Politics of Wind
I just got a call from a Telemarketer working for T. Boone wanting me to call my congressman in support of T.B.P.'s wind farm scam. I did call me congressman and informed his office of the call and that I thought it was a scam and that I wanted him to oppose this bid by Boone to become even wealthier from the taxpayers hard earned money.
Talk Like a pirate day
Once again it is Sept. 19 which is Talk like a pirate day!
Avast, me hearties!
September 18, 2008
Advice for Gov. Pallin
When you get asked about Foreign Policy experience don't shy away, you have nothing to be sorry for. What is important is not how many leaders you know the names of.
the most important quality is having a clear understanding of America's place in the world and a vision of how we can create a better world for every one.
The American dream is why people still come here in droves and not china or Russia or even France. Make the US as good as it can be and the world will follow our lead.
Serves me right
Just when things were going well I lost phone service and internet again.
Got to love this country, get to work remotely, eat lunch and even smoke a cig. at the same time.
Trump Endores McCain
Not that this is a big deal or anything but I was stuck by this snippet from the Larry King show.
TRUMP: I'm endorsing McCain. I am basically very strongly — you have to understand: I've known him. I like him, I respect him.
Well yes Larry he just said that. I would be the last to suggest that Larry's hearing is going so perhaps he was just in total shock at this point.
Duh! Larry must be in shock or else like bettlejuice he needs to have the Donald say it three times.
TRUMP: Sure, I'll endorse him on your show.
Finally King gets it. The fact that he was regarded as the "King" of talk for so long just shows how thin the field was back then when CNN had things all to itself.
Houston TechFest 2008
We are going to reschedule the Houston TechFest which was supposed to happen last saturday but was Iked.
We can not get a date until Jan 24th however. Since I would still like to have one in Sept. 2009 we are still going to call this Houston Techfest 2008, especially since I had the programs and shirts already printed.
Go the the web site for more information as it happens. We should be able to have at least the same number of sessions (60+) as we were going to have last week and we will try to do other stuff to make it even better.
Getting back on the Horse
Either because of Ike or the election it looks like I am posting more once again.
Looking around I am dismayed at how much clean up I have to do.
I no longer have an annex since EV1 went bye bye and I will have to find a new place for all those sound files. It may be that I do it next month when I go to Europe (my first trip) or maybe not depending on how much of a distraction I find France.
I will post some Ike pix to Flickr soon and put the links here.
I noticed that we all went to bed earlier when the power was off.
Today we hopefully get the tree off the house and I have to burn a lot of fallen oak
The BW is very upset. Losing 8 old oaks is something wee can't fix in out lifetime even if we lived another 100 years.
I have added the McCain Blogs logo to the sidebar and urge everyone to vote for him.
Livni wins in Israel
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni won the Kadima Party's primary election Wednesday. She could become the first female leader of the nation in 34 years.
The Kadima party was founded by Ariel Sharon who in case you are interested is still alive though he is in a coma. I am not sure where Sharon is on the list of people who have hung on but he is probably gaining on Franco if he has not already beaten him.
September 17, 2008
September 16, 2008
Well we ended up getting pretty battered early Saturday morning. About 10 big old oaks are now laying on the ground. One punched a hole in my roof and another is laying on the power lines.
There are worse things.
Power is still off but I got the generator working finally, just got DSL back, which is why I am able to send this.
Gaslines lines are awful, as soon as someplace has gas cars lines up and they all have gas cans to fill.
I got smart and filled up Friday and this morning I was able to find a place where I only had to wait 30 minutes to fill up.
The day after only Walmart was open and had power. Yesterday Denny's got power and opened up so I took the family out to dinner.
September 13, 2008
Dr. Melissa who is about 9 or 10 miles from me sort of eastward is getting a lot of high winds.
Still nothing but we expect the rain to start shortly.
September 12, 2008
8 oclock and all is well
Nothing much ahppeneing yet though the wind is starting to pink up.
In Ike's Path
Well we thought it was going to miss us but now it looks certain it is on its way.
Nothing much to do but wait it out now.
September 06, 2008
While I was not surprised at her speech I still thought it was awesome.
Come on, she beat a sitting governor in the primary and then did the same to a two time former governor in the general, that told me and anyone who really thought about it that there was something special about our next vice president.
Unless I miss my guess she is headed for the top slot as our first woman President and I don't think Hillary or anyone else is going to stop her.
From here she just will get better.